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1. The first time I found God
Was when I was 15.

I found God in a pen.
I scribbled down words
And he brought them to life.

2. They found God in their phone.
Instead of handling the awkwardness
Of the party,
They prayed to God to get them out.

3. He found God in his paycheck.
He locks himself in his office
As if it was a church,
Hoping to see God again.

I think I saw him praying
Last week when I visited.

4. She found God
In the mirror.

When she looked at God
In the eyes,
She freaked out
And punched the mirror until it shattered.
The devil put his hand over
Her fist and told her it’ll be alright.

5. They found God in each other.
I thought that would make them happy
But every time they’re together,
They throw the Devil at each other
In an odd game of Dodge ball.

6. He found God
At the bottom
Of a Bottle.
And every time he sees him,
God shows him a little piece
Of heaven,
Then helps him vomit out the demons
Inside of him.

7. She found God in a needle.
Then she found God in herself.

I don’t know what happened
To her after that.

8. She found God smothered
On a razor blade.

When he bled out of her wrists
Like water park slides,
He looked
At her and said,
“This isn’t fun anymore,
Why don’t you come to heaven with me?”

9. My family found God
7670 miles away from home.
We fled from our war torn village
And found God waving to us
At the other side of the ocean.

10. I found God last year
While riding my bike.

He smiled just before pushing
Me out of the way
Such that the truck glazed me,
Knocking me off my bike.

The devil was standing next to me
Smiling.
Sometimes I still see him waiting at
My doorstep,
He’s always dressed very nicely:
A suit and a tie.

I think
He’s waiting to take me in.
About addictions, hopes and dreams. Used God/Devil as metaphors.

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2018DeviantArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His freed llama brought me to this point, the Devil is always close atbhand
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017   Artist
i hope he's eating well =(
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2018DeviantArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moose n salmon,  we eat together 
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UMBRELLA-STARS-LIFE Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
Creepy.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017   Artist
Haha. how so?
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UMBRELLA-STARS-LIFE Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
The devil.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017   Artist
Haha. You have a low threshhold for creepy, eh? ;)

It's all good though =P
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UMBRELLA-STARS-LIFE Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Thank you.
do you believe in God?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017   Artist
I did at the time.
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UMBRELLA-STARS-LIFE Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
And now?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017   Artist
Not really.
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QueenlyQueer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
It's a bit janky in the interpretations of God but that makes it all the better 💘
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   Artist
lol. It was never about God though. It's a metaphor.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
We all find our God in our own way.
Solid work. I like this a lot.

May I offer some advice?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   Artist
why not.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
Like you, I had put my old work in storage as I found it cringeworthy and not up to my then current standards. I came to regret doing so because I had realized that it had given me a reminder of where I had come from and where I was going. As well, I came to the realization that I enjoy seeing the growth of a writer and thought others might like to see that in me as well. Having a variety of pieces of varying ages, and experience levels, I feel gives me some insight to who the writer is as a person.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   Artist
Putting stuff in storage doesn't mean you, yourself, can't view it. lol. :p I didn't delete anything.

For me, it's more of a control flow thing than not wanting poeple to view my old work altogether. I want to have a way of people seeing my newer work then going into my back catalog, if they want. If there was a way to unlist work, similar to youtube, I would do that instead. That way people could still view those work if they have a link, but won't show up in searches and whatnot. I'd then make a list of all the unlisted material for people's viewing pleasures.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
Ah. Smarter than what I did, then. Good thinking.
If you don't mind, I would like to take a look at your older work.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   Artist
Ha. Not possible on dA.

How far back do you want to go. I can put a couple stuff on sta.sh and send them. Goes back to 2011. I recommend 2013-2015, era I made this. Those were the years I was popping on here like a motherfucker and getting on the front page everyday.
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
Would you be willing to put two pieces from each year, 2011 through 2015?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Artist
sta.sh/226klr9c742r

Should be able to access this folder.
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GreenAngel5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wow :wow:
The choice of words and how expressive they are that tell the main scenario is amazing. It's both chilling and awe inspiring what you came up with here :clap: Well done.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017   Artist
This is one my favorite things I've ever done. I put a lot of older stuff in storage, but I left this one up.
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Caro831 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read...thank you for sharing!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016   Artist
'Ey! Glad you liked it!

This is one my favorite things I've ever done. I cringe at most of my own work, but I can always come back to this.
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WordyKite Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
tori: it's okay dude. i found the thing i favorited. it reminds me of a thing i made a while back, but this has better flow and has hidden meanings that stab you in the back.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   Artist
:)
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HolyArtsAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
THis is great.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Artist
Thank you!
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bachuntaimed29 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Writer
I love the metaphors and how they paint the picture clearly.  It really helps someone understand. 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   Artist
Thanks. :)
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bachuntaimed29 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Writer
Your welcome! :)
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PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I admire your clever use of metaphors... please don't stop writing!! :)
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Artist
thanks.

never
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PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it :)
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thinkingchibi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you get it a lot but it's definitively well written, maximizing effectiveness of the metaphors. Well done mate!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   Artist
I'm always appreciative of those kind of comments so thanks! :)
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StardustTrooper Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well done! They both make me reconsider how people find God in mysterious ways.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Artist
Thanks :)
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StardustTrooper Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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SteedAngus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This seems very personal and very relatable. Beautiful.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Artist
Thanks :)
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yusr Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Beautiful. I'm glad I happened by this, thank you.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Artist
Thank you :)
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Teppez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man that's deep,  great job! 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Artist
Thanks :)
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MrNuclearPsychopath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god, that is one of the most beautiful and deepest poems I have ever read. My heart is wrenching and bleeding of deprivement of things like this. I see god everytime I walk home from Devils torturing my innocent soul, God waits there on my desk giving me quick trips to heaven hour after hour, day after day. I never want to have to leave heaven, but when I do, I look at the good and bad clearer than I ever have. I take it all in while God just sits there waiting for my return, like the Devils.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Artist
Thanks, Glad you enjoyed this piece. :)
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Moonlight9913 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, it gave me so many goosebumps~ o(≧o≦)o
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Artist
Thank you! :D
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