AbortionAbortion12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
April 7, 2004
To each his own, one may say,
but mention life, and opinions sway.
This child would be born of hope and grace,
had mother not tried to save her face.
Now this child will lay in dirt,
while you continue life on earth.
A debt you owe to man kind,
causing havoc upon a child's mind.
Leaving him to suffer his final breaths,
for something he has not done yet.
A crime commited has not he,
but a different opinion have you, I see.
For now every time you see a child,
I hope you think, would she be colicky or
For every graduation you attend,
I hope you agree to make amends.
These child's eyes could have been yours,
but now, you will never know the colours.
A mother shouldn't be so cruel,
but once again, you're an exception to the rules.
LovecraftMaybe Lovecraft was right,Lovecraft8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As laying awake I shiver,
The invisible beastly faces,
That leer, unknowable, in the night.
He who said that the greatest sensation
Was that screaming terror that surrounds
Humans in the coal-black places
As they know they have no control over creation.
And while the good lie asleep in bed,
The sorcerers who were hidden escape,
Praising Gods beyond the souls capability,
To understand, as to be saved is to be lead.
While those who froth in madness scream,
Of things that were beyond their understanding,
Their dead eyes glaring back the reflections of eternity
And they know that nothing is as it should seem.
And from this blinding, choking bleakness,
One should find the reason to hope,
But no, all that is left is things beyond things,
Manipulating human stupidity and weakness.
As here a little child I stand,
On the edge of something so horrifically vast
That no man or woman can glare into it and return,
With soul intact from that dark land.
more standard horsepowermore standard horsepower12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in these cities
and the horn blows
"that's in the air we're breathing?"
four inches off my waist, and eight percent body fat!
screw on the blade assembly
it makes it so simple!
i'm crazy for feeling so lonely
if you're pregnant, nursing, or on medication
more standard horsepower
spreads the heat e v e n l y
a cure will happen in thier lifetime
carbon, oxygen, silicon, nitrogen
i am a lineman for the county
"good as new, maybe better"
all of us can be involved
$389 a month
cut out the bald spot
the air is actually clear!
new showroom shine
and she laughed
the last farewell.
Thank You, deviantARTThank You, deviantART8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
November 6, 2007
Dear deviantART Community,
Expressing thanks to you all seems so little, though words are all I have to offer. People from all around the world, that I've met through this community and become friends with, have offered so much more than tips, tricks, and information about art and photography. There are people from many different countries, with all sorts of belief systems and points of view, that have encouraged me, and through me, my family, during my Dad's sickness. There are many of us on dA who are serious about the art community and our love of art, whether it be photography, drawing, digital art, etc., that reach out to each other in different ways, and are always there to encourage and nudge each other along.
One of my real-life friends often comments about how people and friends through the internet aren't "real" people; how there is an "invisibility" barrier. But, I disagree. I know the internet can be a
EndingI want to cry forever, now that Ive learned my lesson,Ending8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
For life is a series of dreams, broken up by dark depression,
They can all take back their Once upon a time,
Life is no fairy tale, and its not just mine,
Were all hell-bound, were all enslaved,
In this shattered world, none of us can be saved,
Theres no hero, riding out from the west,
And theres no Heaven, to bring us to rest,
Were kneeling in chains, and our ancestors lost the key,
Theres no alternative, we wont fight the enemy,
Intelligence wasted, crafting weapons for our own doom,
Pure suicide, as we found out soon,
Claiming to create, we only destroy,
Crumbling under the pillars of our own devilish ploy,
Damned as we be, we still seek to fight,
Brother against brother, wrong justifying right,
And all this is apparent, through eyes not yet gone wild,
All this is apparent, through the eyes of a child,
Then why is it that we, who claim to be experienced and wise,
DrowningShe tells it all when shes drunk,Drowning7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Truth coming out with tears,
Showing how low shes sunk,
Drowning in wasted years,
Wishing on stars long since fallen,
Slipping on her old lies,
She regrets ignoring her calling,
Seeing through unfocused eyes,
She could have been a model,
She should have went to college,
It doesnt take a therapist to tell,
Shes been thrown off the edge,
Stuck in this town with her time,
Living for the end of the day,
She searches the bottom of her glass,
For some relief from the pain,
Its not living, just existing,
A cage without a door,
And if someone were to listen,
Theyd see she cant take anymore.
LiveMark my word, Ill come back someday,Live8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
This isnt forever, Ive just gone astray,
And well meet again, some time in the future,
Destiny will find us, and well embrace her,
Our paths will cross, old flames will rekindle,
And until then, not a feeling will dwindle,
This moment of Us, I wish it could last,
And never fade away, become the Past,
So remember me, not my death bed,
Remember me, and all the things weve said,
Live life for me, never give up,
Well meet again, that should be enough,
Dont shed bitter tears for a life lost, just smile,
For a life lived, free of regret and denial,
So remember, Ill be waiting for you,
Keep walking, someday youll get here too.
good byegood bye12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
as we sit by the fire,
intertwined like vines,
i lean over to tell you
"i'm glad you're mine"
a peck on the lips,
and i'm on my way.
i have tons of stuff to do,
and i'll be gone all day
when lunchtime comes around,
i give you a ring,
you answer the phone,
"we don't want anything"
i laugh and tell you
"you're the best,
but i have to go now,
there's work on my desk"
you beg me to stay,
then finally give in
"wake me up when you get home
i don't care when"
i hang up the phone,
and miss your voice already
i can't wait to get home
and hug you, my teddy
a few hours later,
i'm on my way out
when i hear someone yelling,
a terrified shout
i rush to the scene,
and i can't believe what i see
you've been murdered,
because you came to meet me
a simple gesture
aimed to please
now your life is gone,
like a soft, sweet breeze
i lay over your lifeless body
wishing i was in your place
then i lean over quietly,
and once more kiss your sweet face.
Summoning Cthulhu For DummiesHow To Summon the Dark Priest CthulhuSummoning Cthulhu For Dummies10 years ago in Humor More Like This
Ten Easy Steps to Awaken Your Very Own Eldritch Horror
Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered what strange, unearthly phantoms seeped down from them in aeons past? Ever wanted to prove your worth to the entire world and simultaneously erase the stain of humanity from its surface? Ever had an overwhelming urge to seek out the forbidden knowledge posessed by those who cannot be named? Well, now you can do all these things, and many more! Great Cthulhu, the High Priest of the horrific Elder Gods, lies dreaming in the sunken city at the bottom of the primal ocean, and now the power to raise him from his ancient slumber is in your hands! Just follow these easy instructions to the letter, and you'll be singlehandedly responsible for the demolition of everything pure in the universe in no time!
1. Find ye the Necronomicon.
This step is often difficult, as the Necronomicon, written by the mad Arab Abdul Al
Freely EnslavedYou poison your mindFreely Enslaved7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With beliefs, divine
A part of your life
now left behind
You've no common sense
You weave a defense
Of some plan which was made
Without your consent
You justify how you behave
And choose to be, freely, enslaved
Check the cons
Break the bonds
Don't become their pawns
Escape from the hold
Say you won't be sold
No more messed up stories
From the days of old
Maybe it's time to misbehave
Show them you won't be freely enslaved
Within Your LinesThis is the seed, the catalyst:Within Your Lines7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The dawning of a thought that's kissed
The source of all creation.
The mouth of insperation
And now that we have found it
We can never quit
How will we fill this stage
With ecstasy and rage
With naught but songs
We'll trap the wrongs
To wrought our will
To hold them still
What, herein, shall we create
Within this world of hate
Think. Don't Know.Certainty is a plague. Avoid it at all costs. Don't be certain, ever; think, don't know. Crusaders were certain their actions were right; the radical terrorists are certain they were doing good; many criminals are certain they won't get caught. They knew, but didn't think. Think. Ask why. Ask how.Think. Don't Know.7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Don't ever just accept something, follow the evidence. Don't just accept there is evidence, study it, experience it firsthand, if possible. Think. Society stabilizes through doubt, not certainty, knowing leads to not trying, not learning. Knowing isn't really knowing, it's a combination of faith and apathy. Thinking is security, a blend of skepticism and activism, curiosity and caring, initiative and interaction. Don't just trust, justify rationally, and rationalize justly. Trust is good, only if it is trustworthy. Don't just know, think.
What's Really ToughWe can split an atomWhat's Really Tough7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can travel to other giant rocks
We can lose ten trillion dollars
We can kill a million people with one well-placed bomb
We can knock down towers with planes, killing thousands
We can fight a hundred wars
We can make fifty religions
We can sustain birth of sextuplet
We can deny science
We can blame science for ignorance
We can sell out arenas for fighting matches
That is all easy, what's really tough, what we can't seem to do, is get along.
The WriterThe WriterThe Writer7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I have a name, but Im dont want to tell you it. Actually, I dont need to tell you it, because even if you knew it, youd never find me.
Because there are probably more than a thousand of me-at least, people with the same name-around where I live, maybe millions worldwide.
Thus I live in this world, longing for individuality, but being individual makes you weird.
So Im not telling you my name because its really not that important.
This world I live in is strange. Everyone judges.
I live in a world where youre fat if you wear size six jeans, because the -cough- acceptable size is like -3.
I live in a world where music is cuss words and bad influences.
I live in a world where you can fail all through school but still make more money than those who tried.
In fact, I live in a world revolving around money.
I live in a world where beauty gets you farther than talent, skill, and hard work.
I live in a world conditione
Beauty in BaroqueIn the darknessBeauty in Baroque7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A love so dark
But oh love bequeath me
This feeling I have longed after for so long
Raven saturated locks ebbing and flowing with the wind
Starlight betraying the true nature of your beautiful hair
However raven like in the dark, but ever radiant in the day
A spring day
Lazily wandering through daisies, I watch you from afar
You know I am there, but you wait for me to make my move
And wasn't it you, love, who told me to make the first move?
The one who told me I was the one who had to engage you
Tell you how I feel
How the beauty of nature compliments your pretty face
And Lo! how you shine in such light
The moon's light cannot hold grace unto you
The sun's brightness cannot outshine your eyes
And oh those eyes.
How those gems gleam so radiant and with such love
The love I wish to feel, if you will only let me near
Past times have left me scarred
But your glow heals all wounds and keeps the demons at bay
If I only was as close as the wind upon your hai
The meaning of life.. + death?What is the meaning of life?The meaning of life.. + death?7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This is a very good question. Many believe that life has no meaning, that it's all a big joke and we should laugh at it. Ha dee ha ha.
Others believe that life has a very deep significance. For example there is a random God and he put us on Earth as a sort of trial rather than us going to Heaven directly.
A few others believe that the meaning of life is 42.
After many years of deep thought and meditation on this subject, I have come to the startling conclusion that all of the above are in fact wrong, ie life is neither a joke nor a trial from God nor 42, but simply a state of being where if one is not dead, one is alive and is therefore living and that's the meaning of life.
However, this line of thought has lead to an even deeper question which is:
What is the meaning of death?
This is a much more difficult question than the meaning of life. One might think it's a state of being where one is not alive and therefore dead, but if you're
Education DerailedWhen boys become men,Education Derailed5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
still in bodies of boys,
there's a tiny hand pulling the trigger.
Killing with guns
when they're still playing with toys,
troops get smaller as conflict gets bigger.
If they don't grow up now,
they won't get the chance,
Virtue's just a victim of circumstance.
Guns at the ready, men,
open fire they cry.
But they'll cry even harder
for an eight year old martyr
knowing somewhere the system has failed,
now the children are learning to die.
Sorry We Shot Your Kid...Sorry We Shot Your Kid, But Here's $500Sorry We Shot Your Kid...9 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
For the entire war in Iraq, the press has been kept largely in the dark concerning the number of civilians killed by our forces, and what happened in the aftermath. Now several hundred files posted online reveal some of the true horror while raising questions about lack of compensation.
Here you will find, for example, that when the U.S. drops a bomb that goes awry, lands in an orchard, and does not detonate -- until after a couple of kids go out to take a look -- our military does not feel any moral or legal reason to compensate the family of the dead child because this is, after all, broadly speaking, a "combat situation."
Also: What price (when we do pay) do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers who mistook his book bag for a bomb satchel? Would you believe $500? And when we shoot an Iraqi journalist on a bridge we shell out $2500 to his widow -- but why not the measly $5000 she had requested?
This, and m
Holier Than Who?I have met, in my opinion, way too many people who refuse to accept new ideas into their life and belief system. Too many people, also, who think critically about any part of their life outside of the material few things that through which they can achieve social acceptance, be it money, status, fame, etc.Holier Than Who?7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I know too many religious people who tell me that I don't know what I am talking about. A few, even, who tell me I am a blasphemer for not accepting their Lord, Jesus the Christ, as my Lord. I don't even personally believe the bro ever existed. Can they not respect my standpoint in these issues? I have never gone to anyone of a different faith and told them, in person, that they are damned for believing what they do. Yet, I have people who look down on me for believing that the cosmos and everything in it are one, and in that, our overall being is the true creator and creation.
They believe in miracles and a man who died for our sins, and a man in the clouds, so to speak, who sees ev
Read This And Remember.You live life the way you want.Read This And Remember.7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
In life it doesn't matter what people say or do, only what you take from it.
It only matters what you think, it's your life to live
The most important person in your life is you. Remember this.
You will always be there for yourself
Take care of yourself.
Take care of the people that love you, try for you, and hope for you.
To have a friend you must be a friend.
Learn to love and you will love life.
Open your mind, understand
Forgive, never forget
It's life's lessons and pains that teach us
Not everything happens for a certain, predestined reason
It happens so you can learn from it, take from it, and use it for your benefit,
Always keep trying.
Never give up
Never give in
You are a strong person
You will persevere
With love and hope,
Voices... For and About KidsVoices in Writing For and About KidsVoices... For and About Kids7 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Well, the title of this piece promises a guide to writing for and about kids. This is an all-encompassing phrase that, I hope, will grab anybody who wants to write for or about any characters between the ages of about nought and eighteen. So, is this the part where I reveal that this guide is actually more limited than that? No it is not! At least, I have done my very best to cater to all possible needs, with the following handy headings:
Issues and Obstacles
The Voice of the Child: Advice on Writing Dialogue
Childrens Literature and the Narrative Voice
Young Adult Fiction and the Teenage Voice
I admit it: this guide is not going to be short, and while it is not going to be excessively long either, it will try to answer every question I have been able to anticipate.
Issues and Obstacles
Picture this. You have s
IcarusSplendid in the sunIcarus7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I failed to see the wax begin to run
As feathers fell like stars into the sea
And roaring waves reached up and swallowed me.
With The WorldLaughWith The World7 years ago in Open More Like This
And the world laughs with you
And the world passes you by
LifeismsLifeismsLifeisms7 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Life is learning to speak with you mouth shut.
Life is learning how to defy gravity.
Life is walking through the drive through and running up the down escalator
Life is trying to laugh while crying and choking on tears
Life is laughing at everything, no matter how stupid
Life is expecting the unexpected
Life is horrible for a perfectionist
Life is public humiliation for the world to see
Life is a romantic comedy with a tragic yet predictable ending
Life is not fair is a redundant statement
Life is destroying the old reality and making your own
Life is faith
Life is fighting for what you believe in
Life is your own story, write it as you will
Life is the past and the past is the future
Life is preparing for the suicide self-inflected by living.
Life is saving the world even if its only in a video game.
Life is forgiving your worst enemy.