The Future of DeviantART?The Future of DeviantART?9 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Over the course of the last 23 months as a deviant, I've seen some things that most others never get the chance to, and I've seen the highs and lows of the community. I've seen the transfer from version to version with the each new August; I've seen what it's like to be a deviant; I've seen what it's like to wear the staff hat as well; I've even seen being banned. But, I ask you this: Why am I still here? What makes me keep coming back here, and supporting this place so strongly? What it is I'm yet to find properly and define, but I know for sure, it's slowly dwindling away, fading into the distant memories of better times when deviantART was simply the best website around without the slightest shadow of a doubt. No'urdays, community seems to be taking a backseat to the corporate ventures the site seems to be undertaking at an exponentially quick rate. With every passing day, a new move towards turning dA into exactly what it is not: a corporation.
When it was founded in 2000, t
The Battle with the MilitiaIt was a dark and dreary dayThe Battle with the Militia7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With the forces of evil in that forest barely held at bay
Six of us began that trip
By the end two had been given the slip
There was Kyle Bronze,
Looking quite like the fonz
There was Hampton Ice,
You never looked twice
There was Nurse Joy,
Just a little boy
And myself, ray tumbler
The one great humbler
These were my companions three,
Quite a fellowship you must agree
None of us knew what the day had in store,
Only one of us had been here once before
That was the courageous Kyle,
Who would serve as our guide for a while
We traveled for many hours,
Trusting in this guide of ours
We crossed rivers and ravines,
But at heart, we were just a couple teens
At last we reached our destination
A hidden and secret location
This was when the day started to get strange
It was, however, a subtle change
When we arrived to our fateful bridge
Poised upon a high ridge
Painted upon our concrete abode
Was a cryptic code
"The Militia" was all that it read
Spray painted thick in
For Amy Part 1.You're the color of my life.For Amy Part 1.3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You're the painted tapestries and walls
of my hearts cathedral.
You're the Picasso of my enchantment.
My sanctuary from the fright of life.
You're my pop queen delight.
You're the reason I live.
The reason I fight.
ruinWhere's the promised lightruin3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
at the end of this tunnel?
We're tired of this fight
this restless struggle.
We've crushed another dream
and caused a little trouble.
Our world catastrophe.
and we're dancing in the rubble.
Self ruin isn't right
but it sets us free.
Our clothes fit too tight.
We're not what we're meant to be.
HandGrenadeLook at this mess I've made...HandGrenade5 years ago in Other More Like This
I'm a deadly weapon,
a clumsy, slow motion Hand Grenade.
I see that you're afraid,
believe me baby I understand.
You're holding the barrel of a loaded gun,
in the palm of your little hand,
and that's never much fun,
when it shoots a bullet that's slow and sad...
Green Monsterstanding in the rainGreen Monster5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
my mouth wide open in rage
and the flesh on my tired bones
time's a crippled ghost
my god isn't real
he is just a green monster
i smoke every night
Haiku - 2Our existence isHaiku - 25 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
so frail but we're tricked into
believing we're safe.
The leaves and the grass
have a tricky memory
and the air is sick.
Massive floods and Polar Shifts
To make it all right.
Call it what you want
The Great destroyer.
It's coming for us
and now there's nowhere to hide
I just want your smile.
NibiruIt seems evolution is catching up with usNibiru6 years ago in Other More Like This
and there really isn't a future anyway
This was the best it was going to get
No legacy, no left behinds
So live for today
Because tomorrow isn't a promise
It seems my whole concept of time
it's warped and off balance
There aren't any leather sofas
This was the best it ever got
and I am happy
It seems this is the happiest
I've ever been.
Amy H.A flip of the switchAmy H.6 years ago in Other More Like This
The Big fluorescence stops
As you prefer it
Here in my cold smoky room
Here's a song for you
The 80's you hate
and im so into you
A song i sing horribly
You know it's really for you
You roll your Hazel eyes
You smile a smile
of trust, love and lust
The same one I always throw your way
when you speak of secret lovers
who don't exist
A giggle and a flash
And we make the trade
For my heart again.
Sacrifices no one can understand,
are Whispered from soft, damp pillows
Promises of Love
and limitless devotion
Just so you know
This room is always so empty
without your smoke
the beat of your lashes,
and the pulse of your heart
here to keep me company
TomorrowTomorrow7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With each day that passes, another tomorrow comes.
and with each tomorrow that comes,
so does my soul grow more fragile.
It becomes difficult, as the years grow longer
to find the fragrance of the once loved
that's been snatched away from me.
It becomes irrecoverable, the once beloved sight
the heart that has grown fonder
But while every moment passes
and with each second that flies,
the value of the memories we shared
neither ripens or depreciates into nothing
but remains unchanged, as if perpetual within time.
For even after one hundred tomorrows,
or even after one thousand tomorrows,
the signficance, of what you taught me,
remains the greatest, and most wonderful
memories I experienced.
I Just Couldn'tI couldn't recall the times that I would forget.I Just Couldn't6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I couldn't seem to remember, where this was suppose to be.
Stuck in the notions of still being lost, I think I'll cry alone tonight.
Forgoing something as the confusion still sways in.
I'll be giving my life to this.
Mere remembrances of a time..
Sparked to shoot through this all.
I couldn't recall the times that I would forget.
I couldn't recall when to let it go.
Pushing through a wall, left untouched by all.
You've broken through more than what I could ever ask for.
Building up the courage to understand, yet I feel I never will.
Broken by the thoughts, they twist and turn like raging fires in my mind.
You're suppose to be the guiding light for me.
I couldn't bring myself to tell you.
I couldn't seem to understand why.
I just couldn't.
Perhaps than you will see.
After the build of this all... Finally hits.
For I just couldn't, rip my heart out once more.
There are no words, just the silence
filling around me in this darke
Crying For YouCrying For You6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Didn't remember to look the other.
Yielding to become just apart of them.
Couldn't get the thoughts straight in my head.
Misleading and rejecting.
Won't someone cry for me?
Your all that they need.
The strength locked away inside.
Purposely filling your head,
with ideas you don't need.
For this moment stop and look around.
Someone has always
been crying for you.
My prison, my world, my Hell.
Just the s
Through This LifeJust couldn't get enough of the feelings inside.Through This Life7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Overwhelming and yet calming to their own needs.
Drawing through this picture perfect background.
Life spring forth and back again.
Times lots and some comfort can never be found.
Yet the sense of this time, the sense of you, and our life within me.
Retracing the path, the steps I chose...
Just to make it here.
Wondering where the days started to change,
Where things moved from there to here.
Keeping this all wrapped so closely.
And yet, I never can get enough.
Days that come, the days to follow..
Mysteries unfolding before our eyes.
Heartbeats beating softly throughout the night.
Whispering softly the words that always seem to mean the most.
In my dreams your the heave
one-----sometimes it is quite lonelyone7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to be just one
---------------in a fever
----------on the floor
-----sometimes it is only
to be alone
why do i
----------and feel her coming
--------------back for more
theres something in
-----the way my mind speaks
-------------(make no sound)
-----sometimes i don't believe me
and all i feel
--------------whos to care
sometimes these walls are far away
too far for me
-----sometimes i am too far away
for me to be
second thoughtsi nearly killed a woman todaysecond thoughts7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
caught in a green light moment
one meter more and her life would be mine
thank god i dropped the phone
is she blind?
her mind going in circles,
her legs keeping to straight lines
for just one moment
she is her and i am me
she looks right through me
Something From YouSomething From You7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lying lost in the melodies, escaping every breath
know to only you.
Watching the misty moonlight skies drift through.
Been wondering for sometime, which way I was suppose to go.
You're the dearest to my soul.
Laughing when this rain pours down.
Learning to walk through my fears.
Just bent on never giving in,
You've helped me open so many doors.
Just between the sight and never short of being amazing,
in anything you do.
Watching these escaping horizons, knowing time will find us,
Perfection way beyond your years, the grace of your smile.
The feel of your touch upon my skin.
Smiles lasting longer, keeping memories safely locked inside.
Your an angel, living in a world of cruelty..
My shining star in my darkness..
Somewhere Down This RoadFeelings swelling inside, it's taking everything I've got.Somewhere Down This Road7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just to hold these tears back.
I can't explain what's going on.
For this moment, I can see the picture.
Can see where I would be.
For the moment I dreamt, saw everything the way it could be..
If you were no where near here.
I've got to say, this isn't where I could be.
Hands trembling on the drive there.
Wouldn't know I still get exicted as ever,
just knowing I'm going to see you.
The miles just seem to stretch on.
Wishing I could be so much closer.
Things have a way of working,
themselves into the pieces.
Wouldn't know I can't wait,
can't wait until....
Until there are days,
days spent with only you.
One following the other.
Days where I wouldn't have to drive home,
for my home would be w
Shining DreamsTurning times of changes,Shining Dreams7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
lost melodies fading throughout here and there.
Making one last stretch through this darkness.
The light of your eyes, the smile,
[I've always been dreaming about.]
Can't escape these feelings,
Can't make the sense of where to place the beginning.
Spinning in circles,
[I've been seeing you everywhere.]
Connections so deep, my body trembles despite my
Looking through these mirrors,
trying to find the summary, of each given fact.
Just the thoughts, overwhelming inside.
Secretly knowing my own,
Would never dream of being anywhere else.
Seasons will change, still dreading the snow.
Yet in the wake of all the confusion..
You're the one..
The one smile I see..
The one shining star I go to bed dreaming about.
Dancing through the fields, purplish skies gleaming at night.
Tomorrow can never hold any certainty.
Yet I know..
I'll always love you.
"Matinee""Matinee"8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i can see them in the hotel
with the light on in the bathroom
an open window revokes the smell of sex
and simulated loyalty
cancel out their previous arrangements
seeing double on the tv
reflections of re-discovered flesh
and every sip of water that she takes
clock says happy new year
there's liquor on the floor
the bedsheets speak their final words, rumours of tomorrow...
We'llWe'll8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The compromising passion of friends,
the innocent touch of a new love.
Inspiring motions of the arts.
All have formed the truth beyond our means.
The yielding life force behind our hearts.
We'll dance, we'll sing,
we all will give it a try.
Our life's proving worth of happiness.
We'll make our stand here and now.
Raining pouring down, through these
every trying times.
Lean on me, and I'll lean on you.
Trust is a key into everyone's soul.
Would you give up the hurt just to feel some happiness?
Choices, chances, trying to make the difference.
The darkness will creep, hold a place in some for a lifetime.
Though even with them, there is light.
A chance for a smile beyond the measure of words.
We'll dance and sing
We will all give it a try
Our life is worth striving for happiness.
We'll make our stand here and now.
FunnyFunny8 years ago in Typographical More Like This
Stretched and far fetched
Bruised to thee amused,
But damned to be a fan
Trust was always a must
To flee with thee
I would dream to always be
Etched in this etchy sketchy
I've come to go
Though in reverse to be the worse
Of this grand stand can
Saw the mall
That could call a fall
Fought the broad
That could fight with a might
Such words for you
to try and follow
Have been cursed
And surfed to find a nurf
Asking to mask
A question of
Where are you're shoes?
Flute Legend - part twoFlute Legend - part two8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Now let me tell you an other side of the story.
A far away country,
the call of a Flute
A young man hungers for love
Finally founded the woman of his heart,
leaving with an other man
heart ripped out of his body
A long journey, following his beloved woman. His heart cries harder everytime he comes closer. Because he saw her eyes.
Eyes for a fantasy world
Eyes without reality.
He can feel the love she gives the other man.
giving love only to him.
This tale doesn't end without the blood of this poor farmer boy. Who was about to become father without knowing.
I Want To DreamI Want To Dream8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Here comes the sunrise once more
Thoughts flying out with the breeze
I've come to tell you not to wait for me
Been lonely too long I've been dying
I feel the happiness cascade around me
Like many of my dreams, I've watched them all parish
From any existence
I keep looking for you, and now I'm seeing you in my dreams
Rolling around in the laughter
Smiling at each other as the night unfolds
Couldn't tell you I don't want this
That would only be a lie
Their StoryTheir Story8 years ago in Typographical More Like This
Disturbing are the thoughts
Yet, the feelings of loneliness staggered through these doors
Did you not listen? Could you not leave me?
Tell them the truth
Tell me why you needed this.
Blood has spilt this night
Reigning in your name
They've been screaming for you
Go on now
You know you want them
They wouldn't give me you
Sheltering out these feelings
This silence in the end kills us all
Come with me
Stepping through this madness of a life
Such promises were broken long before this time
What could ever be wonderful for you?
What could I ever do?
You're wanting something more from me
No peace today
You've left me shattered with this chaos