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Passion Lost--Iain L. Luen
She spied
He lied
They both cried
Their love died
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Literature
All Neat and Tidy--Iain L. Luen
Well spaced hangers, color-coded, selection is a breeze
Each color signals an occasion, work—white, leisure—yellow
Cans and jars kept on separate shelves, polished weekly
Evenly spaced, all facing forward, dutifully alphabetized
Everything in its rightful place, don’t touch, or face ire
Stove, doors, windows are all checked twice, reassuring clicks
All is perfection in my little palace, dust dares not approach
Ready for work, tires full, windshield clear, no hazards behind
Sitting in my car, I run through my mental checklist, all fine
Now to deal with other drivers, I am perfect, others are witless
Horror strikes upon my arrival, sticky note on screen, random papers
Polish, stack, repeat. Twenty minutes wasted as I clean up their mess
Responsible, I begin working in earnest, others laze and chatter away
I’ve typed this twice, but it’s not quite flawless, maybe once more
I’m in my place, they have minds and bodies scattered, irritation gathers
The tim
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Literature
Let Me Stand--Iain L. Luen
A furious whirlwind advances to assail this position once again
An ominous cloud takes point, visage of an unfeeling specter
Debris torn from the ground soars, flies as apparitions of Hell
Screaming demons, solid wraiths swooping into a ground assault
Wind-shaken branches, freed Autumn leaves transform into loam
Torrents of rain sent down the slope to inundate, to wash away
Slowed by choking growth around me, the ground’s belly fills
Decimated understory will decay, nutrients to feed my glory
Angry lightning seeks to strike, craving fire, dismemberment
It buffets the hill, charging nutrient-filled water, I drink it in
The bolts but a flash in time, wind and clouds fade in significance
Fallen fragments absorbed, entombed without a marker, returned home
I have thrived here for countless decades, stronger with passing time
My roots have woven a tapestry, inviting steps to my welcome shade
Bathed in an ancient light older than my solid pedestal. I will stand.
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Literature
Sloth Passed by Sleepwalking Rabbit--Iain L. Luen
With heavy hand, I pen this, slow and steady to get it right
Laying back and pondering, dreaming of slow-action, delaying again
Ponderous advance, a little distraction. Squir… Too fast, gone
Passing thoughts, can’t catch up. One eye on dream, it drifted off
Imagined finish, failed to start. Maybe I’ll win the next one.
Was called for lunch, made it for dessert, ice cream, slow churned
Brain froze, almost stopped, barely noticed but for screaming eye
Letting myself down, should have gone shopping, dinner on call
Took a nap until dusk, watched reruns, didn’t require much thought
Took a shower sitting down, drip dried. Painted my nails, watched them dry.
Will I ever get this story told? I’ll think on it, avoid momentum
My favorite show has a marathon, hours lost, the deadline approaches
Where’d the time go? Thought I had it covered. Will this even make sense?
I lost track of where I began. Not sure if it all ties together, is robust
Finish line approach
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Iconic Mask.2--Iain L. Luen :iconechoesofarchi:EchoesOfArchi 1 0
Literature
A Little Misunderstanding--Iain L. Luen
Touches so tender, gazes deep into my soul
Hands deep in my pockets, one eye on the door
Shy smiles caress beating heart, fingers on cheek
Serpent tongue silently rattles, nails close to eyes
You express endearment, swear I always come first
Found you checked my credit. So, am I good enough?
Nights of passion, fulfilled dreams, wake to your touch
Wallet not where I left it, phone has been disturbed
I see you in my future, us becoming one, sharing love
Working late again, forgot to call, one other stayed
New hairstyle, new clothes, you look so nice lately
Bought by him, you welcome his love, I’m left betrayed.
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Literature
Take the Challenge--Iain L. Luen
I seek to capture you, enthrall your eager imagination
You are mine for a while. You need me, so turn the page
I send an undercurrent, pull you closer, push you away
Waves lap warmly against you, then grow and drive you under
Moments of laughter, hours of tears. Yours if you dare go on.
A passing glance, an endearing smile, a warm message is sent
Or a glare of menace, stared down challenge, foreshadowed tension
My venue, my choice, I’ll lead with love, numbers exchanged
First date, fun dinner at fair. Queasy rides, endearing glances
A walk to her door, lingering kiss on the cheek. Again? Yes.
Adventurous walk, wildlife stirred, alarming growl, fearful embrace
Quiet retreat, safe passage found, adrenaline kiss, homeward bound
Hand taken, coffee offered, exploratory touches, passion shared
More coffee with breakfast, more eager glances, more hungry kisses
A day of nothing but each other, night falls. Again? Absolutely.
Weeks pass, a blur of shared lives, hints of their unspoken lov
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Literature
Picture This.2--Iain L. Luen
Paul had often marveled at his town’s city hall. As a photographer, the mixture of simple brick with marble columns and embedded carvings seemed a perfect fit. Local craftsmen had largely donated their services to get their growing town on the map. After centuries, it still attracted the eye. His job had often taken him far away, so he didn’t have much chance to study the local beauty. Taking the time now, the fine detail enraptured him.
He examined one bas-relief in greater depth. A simple image of a horse and carriage passing a large tree. On close inspection, it was exceptional. The wheels appeared to move, and it was easy to imagine there were vapors coming from the horse’s nostrils. Studying it from every angle allowed him to frame it at its best in his camera’s viewfinder. The moment he was about to capture the vision, he sensed a presence. Since he wasn’t a person for tripods, he didn’t want to turn away and lose the shot, so he clicked. In ca
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Literature
Need Money
I'm not asking for money; I'm just thinking it would be really nice to have some. Not enough to swim in. I only need enough to soak my feet in.
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Literature
In the Shadows--Iain L. Luen
I see you everywhere. Hello, police!
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Literature
Death Ray--Iain L. Luen
Aliens attack. Humans victorious? We tried.
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Literature
Familiar Gaze--Iain L. Luen
Your eyes delight. Never look away.
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Literature
A Dream?--Iain L. Luen
Your hand extends. Come closer still.
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Literature
The Joke's on Me--Iain L. Luen
Visions of a canyon: a depression much like the one in my soul,
More ugly than a scratch or scar: it’s an empty, bleeding hole,
The drugs keeping my peace are but shallow, temporary salvation,
The power of darkness and fear are an overpowering devastation,
The joke’s on me. The shadow’s and skeleton’s hold is too strong.
Set me up for the kill: send me laughter, then rip it from my throat,
Give me a moment’s joy: take it away to a castle with a deep moat,
Send me guns to assault Pain’s walls, then send rain to dampen powder,
Give me a voice to ward off the pain, then make Pain’s voice louder,
The joke’s on me. Evil’s jailer leaves for insanity. In chains, I go along.
A frustrated tear freezes on my cheek and burns deep into my being,
The Devil dances on my eyes, adds fire to enhance my seeing,
Demons stoke a fire to sear my flesh and add past failures as spice,
The Horrors laugh aloud. God joins in, saying, “Son, you rolled th
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Literature
Starving Spirit--Iain L. Luen
Sad eyes which glisten with dreams
A little girl without a future, it seems
Hollowed cheeks and skin that’s so tight
And in her heart is a dim fading light
Her parents were lost in a miserable drought
Leaving her an orphan, leaving her in doubt
All their meals given so she might survive
And now she wonders if she is really alive
No schools are open in this desolate hole
With very little food for a poor empty soul
The fields are empty, dormant they all lie
She prays for a savior, but soon she too must die
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Literature
A Will--Iain L. Luen
Being of sound mind;
I here swear my last will and testament.
To God I give my eyes;
As thanks for the wonders I’ve seen.
To Mother Nature I give my nose;
For all the sweet smells of spring.
To my children I give my ears;
As a tribute to the joys I’ve heard.
To my wife I give my hands;
To show support, and the power of feeling.
To my mother I give my arms;
As a small thanks for all the caring.
To my family I give my heart;
The pulse of all my loves and desires.
To shattered dreams I give my failures;
This as a token of life’s felled hopes.
To words I give my mouth;
As a voice to shout out the promise.
To knowledge I give my lungs;
The power behind the spoken idea.
To the Earth I give my legs;
A sign of your shattering pace.
To death I give my arthritis;
In hopes it will weaken his grip on life.
To the future I give my dreams;
Since time has stolen all the pasts.
And to everyone I give my hope;
To a future of brighter and better things.
This I state the last days of my
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She spied
He lied
They both cried
Their love died
Well spaced hangers, color-coded, selection is a breeze
Each color signals an occasion, work—white, leisure—yellow

Cans and jars kept on separate shelves, polished weekly
Evenly spaced, all facing forward, dutifully alphabetized

Everything in its rightful place, don’t touch, or face ire

Stove, doors, windows are all checked twice, reassuring clicks
All is perfection in my little palace, dust dares not approach

Ready for work, tires full, windshield clear, no hazards behind
Sitting in my car, I run through my mental checklist, all fine

Now to deal with other drivers, I am perfect, others are witless

Horror strikes upon my arrival, sticky note on screen, random papers
Polish, stack, repeat. Twenty minutes wasted as I clean up their mess

Responsible, I begin working in earnest, others laze and chatter away
I’ve typed this twice, but it’s not quite flawless, maybe once more

I’m in my place, they have minds and bodies scattered, irritation gathers

The time has flown with diligent focus, perfectly portioned meal awaits
My lunch has been moved, a quick scrub, ten minutes lost to the callous

More turmoil at my desk, secret depositor, afraid to meet my eyes
Quiet tidy, meek adherence to work, no witnesses allowed to hatred

I’d never hurt them, too much disarray, my voice enough, therapists say

Safe at home, nothing appears out of place, check the recordings anyway
Threshold crossed, to evening attire, dirty clothes folded, neatly filed

Wife arrives, her work clothes will stay, though she still smells pretty
She cooks, we eat, I cleanse kitchen, can’t trust her idea of spotless

I’m not obsessed, but I’d like to know: What do you wash your soap with?
All Neat and Tidy--Iain L. Luen
Some of this is true, some is made up. I still have urges, though I am more-or-less cured.
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Who better to shout Ragnarok than Scooby Doo.
It should be a movie.
I wonder how many people have died without someone knowing they had a DA account. Will they live forever on the Web?
A furious whirlwind advances to assail this position once again
An ominous cloud takes point, visage of an unfeeling specter
Debris torn from the ground soars, flies as apparitions of Hell
Screaming demons, solid wraiths swooping into a ground assault
Wind-shaken branches, freed Autumn leaves transform into loam

Torrents of rain sent down the slope to inundate, to wash away
Slowed by choking growth around me, the ground’s belly fills
Decimated understory will decay, nutrients to feed my glory
Angry lightning seeks to strike, craving fire, dismemberment
It buffets the hill, charging nutrient-filled water, I drink it in

The bolts but a flash in time, wind and clouds fade in significance
Fallen fragments absorbed, entombed without a marker, returned home
I have thrived here for countless decades, stronger with passing time
My roots have woven a tapestry, inviting steps to my welcome shade
Bathed in an ancient light older than my solid pedestal. I will stand.

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I am just a hobbyist. The conversion from pencil and paper to MakeHuman/Blender only happened a little while ago. After illustrating a children's chapter book called, "Dancing Giants," I decided to go off in a random direction.
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Thanks for the fav and llama.
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Thanks for the llama <3
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You are welcome. Sorry, I don't look down at this part of my page very often, or I would have replied sooner.
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thanks for the favorite :)
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You're welcome. It's a cool pic.
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