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The Journey
The celestial bodies are shining on high
O’er the glowing, white moor ‘neath the snow-laden sky.
In the midst of the dark by a fiery light
A silhouette sits in the cold winter night.
That traveler’s journey began in the spring,
Like those lively, old forests that suffer and sing.
When the blossoms were blooming and life gurgled forth
And their limbs had not lived in the cold from the north.
In the summer they tumbled through valleys and hills;
Through the grasses and mountains with jubilant thrills.
For their vigorous eyes were alive in the sun,
But the great River Time ceases not in its run.
When the leaves started burning in golden-brown fall,
The journeyer harkened to nature’s old call.
There were people and places that hadn’t been seen,
And a forming nostalgia for woodlands of green.
In the wintery moor near the fireside glow
Where the shine of the stars lights a blanket of snow,
A traveler ponders and wanders their path
Without any sorrow, or envy, or
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Literature
Finding Fate
It was in a distant desert that I first found her. I was far from home attending to business, or perhaps searching for something. Or perhaps someone; I can’t recall, but I feel as though it was notably unimportant. The sun dazzled on the bright colors everyone wore; gleaming threads of blues and reds against the golden sand and darkened skin, billowing in the hot breeze. Vendors lined the street selling anything and everything; foods I hadn’t dreamed of, and trinkets whose purpose I couldn’t fathom. There was a warm, kindly feel to the place that pulled you in and made you welcome. And that’s when I saw it; a flash of black, or maybe dark blue, against the cerulean sky. It soared across rooftops, dodging between chimneys and pillars, I swear it Wind incarnate. It was of course, a person. A girl in fact; her hair streaming behind her, dark and long as the cloak she wore. Before rounding a final corner she glanced back and caught my eye. A devilish grin flashed wh
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Literature
Forests
Of forests fair and green I dream,
Turned riant by the sun.
The groves where often songbirds sing
Where deer need never run.
The air is thick and warm with leaf.
A zephyr always blows.
I find that here I find belief
And never need my clothes.
In wooded lands I long to live,
Yet never will I see.
We took what all they had to give
And now they cease to be.
At night I sleep in dreamless rifts
And pray to the unseen
That soon the dawn will bring me swift
To forests fair and green.
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Literature
Rare Love Haiku
a rare love--
the gentle spring blossom
left untouched
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Literature
My Greatest Fear My Greatest Dream
Within an empty ocean vast,
The lights lay glinting from the past.
They seem so slow, but move so fast;
Myself I know they will outlast.
I see for eons, this is true,
Though ne'er again will I see you.
I pray to you, don't pray for me;
My mind's at peace inside the sea.
The years are long, but mark my plea,
Togeth'r again I know we'll be.
In dark I'm floating, never near,
Though hope is gone, I do not fear.
I think of you and only cry;
Alone and cold, I soon will die.
I hear you now, a clever lie.
Inside the void, I wonder why.
I feel so awf'lly small and frail,
Into forever now I sail.
My greatest fear, my greatest dream.
My fate is sealed, it now would seem.
I see them now, and think to beam,
At all ten thousand lights a'gleam.
For no one else shall see me fade,
Amongst the stars my bed is made.
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Literature
Kismet
The sand underfoot had bathed in the smoldering rays of the sun for the whole day. The entire ground radiated heat in rippling waves, distorting the horizon and purging the sky of the few clouds that remained. Had there been tumbleweed in that desert, even they would have held their ground against the  feeble breeze. Both flora and fauna were absent from those hostile sands--not to anyone's surprise. To the North and South rose vast mountain ranges looming over the desert and stabbing the sky with their snowy peaks; to the East and West more desert lay, as far as any eye or looking glass could see.
In these sands maundered the frame of a spavined automaton. It wore a tattered sackcloth that frayed near the machine's rusted knee-joints. A crudely made staff aided the metallic creature as it shuffled through the vast desert, hunched over and sand-scratched, torn tied rags and bandages covering any circuits and vital innards they could. The machine had wandered for an age, and f
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Literature
In the Darkness in the Night
In the Darkness in the Night
By Ben Burnett
In the darkness, in the night,
I walk alone without a fight,
I can't be helped I can't be saved,
It seems my path is already made.
In the darkness, in the night,
All is silent, all is right,
I walk a path that no one should,
Somehow it always seemed I would.
In the darkness, in the night,
I see the shadow, it consumes my sight,
I see a light but turn away,
It is supposed to be this way.
In the darkness, in the night,
None is hopeful, all is right,
Darkness is my only friend,
It will be with me 'till the end.
In the darkness, in the night,
The dark encourages me to fight,
Never wondering, not a care,
The dark is never too much to bear.
In the darkness, in the night,
Dark is there, and dark is right,
I walk alone with no one else,
I always know that I'm myself.
In the darkness, in the night,
I look up to the dark and all its might,
Never wanting to escape this plane,
In the darkness my will won't wane.
In the darkness, in the night,
In the cold
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Literature
Reflected World
Reflected World
By: “Dratheus”
I look out upon your waters,
So smooth, so calm,
That for a time,
I believe them to be solid.
And something stirs in me,
Something I had never felt before,
As if I were falling, and flying,
All at once.
Happiness I’ve never felt before,
It glows inside my chest,
And an inner hum throbs out all other thoughts,
I can’t help, but to smile.
I look down and see myself looking back at me,
The clouds lazily drifting along,
The trees swaying in the breeze,
And the sun reflected brightly.
All of it so serene, so pure,
I couldn’t help myself,
And I dipped my hand in the cool water,
To receive a bitter happiness.
I had disturbed the very water which I loved,
But I felt an awing sensation in my palm,
Almost like I had put it through a portal,
It felt like it was part of the water.
I felt a longing, so powerful,
That I could not resist if I had wanted,
I yearned to explore this other realm,
So I swiftly laid my canoe onto the still plane.
I si
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The celestial bodies are shining on high
O’er the glowing, white moor ‘neath the snow-laden sky.
In the midst of the dark by a fiery light
A silhouette sits in the cold winter night.

That traveler’s journey began in the spring,
Like those lively, old forests that suffer and sing.
When the blossoms were blooming and life gurgled forth
And their limbs had not lived in the cold from the north.

In the summer they tumbled through valleys and hills;
Through the grasses and mountains with jubilant thrills.
For their vigorous eyes were alive in the sun,
But the great River Time ceases not in its run.

When the leaves started burning in golden-brown fall,
The journeyer harkened to nature’s old call.
There were people and places that hadn’t been seen,
And a forming nostalgia for woodlands of green.

In the wintery moor near the fireside glow
Where the shine of the stars lights a blanket of snow,
A traveler ponders and wanders their path
Without any sorrow, or envy, or wrath.

For the journey is nearing its ultimate end
And what happens next only Life can portend.
But when winter is waning, when spring is in sight,
The cycle resets with a new traveler’s light.
The Journey
I've actually written some stuff, and should probably throw it on here. Some spots I feel are weak:

Stanza 2, line 2; "suffer and sing" and line 4.
Stanza 3, line 4, originally "But the planet around them still silently spun"

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Trimmed a lot of shit from dA, including journals. Half of them were "omg sorry for not updating" and the other half was me in jr high. So.
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Welcome to :iconpoetrynprosewatchers:! :squee:

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Thanks for the welcome! :)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you! ^_^
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No problem! I'd give you something if I could...but I'm broke at the moment.... ^_^"
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b'awww, well thanks. X3 No worries!
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Many Thxxx for all, you honor me !!!...:hug:
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You're very welcome! ^_^ I need to go through the rest of your awesome stuff once I get back to my home computer. :D
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Hey man, thanks for faving Midnight Bath =) I appreciate the support. Have a nice day now!
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