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TheGoodSon
Am I my brother's keeper? Do we keep ourselves in check? Or are we more like William, your success mine to deflect? Remember that first fight we had inside our mother's womb? Well maybe you were right then and there's just not enough room. I think we want the same thing and it's just too hard to say. I want to be the good son and to win this game we play. We hold up our own mirrors. Your frown rests upon our face. "The Other's so much better," and we both take second place. I'm coveting what you have and the life that you have built; so jealous of your green grass and ashamed of all my silt. I'm sinking to the same doubts that have anchor
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Moses
Oh dear, Lord, what have I done? I spoke Your word and You took their sons. Now the mamas and the papas all curse my name. You took their lives, I took the blame. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I turned wrath and pride against my kin. So grant me the mercy of which You tell; send me to Heaven and not to Hell. Tell me, Lord, was this not wrong? We cry and we bleed, but not for long. Our short lives are full of pain that we cherish joy when it comes again. So give me another cheek to turn: A pool for their rage to boil and burn. Lead these lost souls right back to You through desert sands that shine our shoes. My flock is lost, they
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The Ocean
It's not always nature that does us in. Sometimes it's abstract things under our skin. We say, "Where is she, lover I long for? Tell her I need her; then tell her I need her more." We simply crave love, and we can't get enough. We hold on so tight. We want to soak it up until we feel full, and we can be whole again; and forget who we were back where we've been. It's never been easy to pull yourself back above the ocean we envy that claims to drown us in love. I wish that were the answer, then we could lay this to rest by diving in headfirst and choosing to hold our breath.
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The Road West
I had that dream again; the one with the wife and kids. I woke along the trail, bottled fire bruising my ribs. I lost at counting cards so count me among the first to dot this new terrain in drops of my failing worth. There's far too much sun and too much earth. It swims out west where we die of thirst. Our terrors come at night, silver tongues licking their lips. I woke covered in sweat and I knew that we won't live. I've lost my way, oh Lord. I don't know what I'm worth, but bleed this newborn son to bless this haunted dirt. There's far too much sun and too much earth. It swims out west where we die of thirst. For want of freedom and des
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Steel Castles
I was a fragile youth clawing my way towards truth. Soaking in mystery, I questioned everything. I said, "There has to be a meaning for misery, a reason the days are long, a reason these nights feel wrong." Can I keep you? Can I hide you away? Will you leave me? Will you ever change? I sit in a big steel house, its windows a gaping mouth; a fortress atop the trees, a keeper of all I see. This life holds no mystery or meaning. We build and breach these castles that cannot keep us safe from ourselves. Can I flee you? Can I keep you away? Will you leave me? Will you let me change? Can I fight you, cynical man I've made? Will you leave me? W
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Twenty Years
We're icebergs disguising as ships. We float along so aimlessly and crash into this shit! I can't make the things you create. You give and give and give and give and all I do is take what I want and what I deserve. Our boys are yours. Our girl is yours. Anne, you've sure got some nerve! Nobody loves me like I do. I push everyone away and find someone new. We're clean clothes lying on the floor. We love and leave and love and leave like two revolving doors! I should have the praise and respect of everyone and everything that I have ever met. Life is hard, but I carry on. You think what you want, but know this, Anne: I'm never alone. Nobody
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While You Are Mine
He said: "I'm giving up, I'm dying alone; heart on my sleeve, arm cut to the bone. Reach out your hand and get pushed away. Life is lonely so why should I stay? She said: Life is lonely, you're right about that. We love 'til we can't and can't go back. We flicker, then shine, then disappear. Only you and I'll know we were here. So let's sing 'Lay Me Down' and admit we need this now. There's exactly enough time left in the sands while you are mine." He said: "There's a sadness that bubbles below. It's calling out to swallow me whole. Take my hand and I'll drag you back down; away from the light, under the ground." She said: "That's a darkn
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Long Road
I'm burning every last bridge I never thought I'd need. They tethered me to people now suddenly set free. So roam around the country. Travel from place to place. Find a single voice that will match your single face. Spread your wings and go. With no one left to keep you safely from your big dreams, you can find your answers. You can learn how to breathe. I don't aim to chain you or force your lips to sing. I won't cage a free bird. You're not a mantle piece. Spread your wings and go. If you return we'll know... I know that it's scary so high above the ground, but to know how far you've come, Darling, you must look down. Trust yourself to st
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From His Old Branches
Loose words on loose leaves reveal the old me I don't want to be anymore. Burning down my bad luck, standing tall and unstuck, I'm gonna take on the world! I'm the flash birth of a new leaf from the branches of his old tree. I'm gonna be fine. I won't stay anchored to my mistakes and grounded by an old heartbreak. She's gonna be mine. A Ship lost at sea, kicking and screaming; I don't want that metaphor. Swallowing that old pain, coughing up my old shame, I'm gonna conquer the world! These new lenses that I see through hide all those old shades of untrue. Suddenly, I see change. A dark fractured glass reflection shows the good man I've alw
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Glass Housing
Am I glass? Do I control the way that light should pass through my appendages? A simple mask to keep all my insides in. When you ask, "Is this the real you?" I could draw a map of all the little lies that I have spat in the faces of my friends. No, don't go. I don't know how to live here on my own. You are the enemy I've always known and the crutch I hide within. I'm so cold. Keep up appearances; I'm in control of my own destiny - or so I'm told. If that's a lie I'll pretend that I'm free. I just need to recognize the real me. Past all my faults and all my falsities lies a good man and his sins. Only human, I make mistakes but do the bes
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TheGoodSon
Am I my brother's keeper? Do we keep ourselves in check? Or are we more like William, your success mine to deflect? Remember that first fight we had inside our mother's womb? Well maybe you were right then and there's just not enough room. I think we want the same thing and it's just too hard to say. I want to be the good son and to win this game we play. We hold up our own mirrors. Your frown rests upon our face. "The Other's so much better," and we both take second place. I'm coveting what you have and the life that you have built; so jealous of your green grass and ashamed of all my silt. I'm sinking to the same doubts that have anchor
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Moses
Oh dear, Lord, what have I done? I spoke Your word and You took their sons. Now the mamas and the papas all curse my name. You took their lives, I took the blame. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I turned wrath and pride against my kin. So grant me the mercy of which You tell; send me to Heaven and not to Hell. Tell me, Lord, was this not wrong? We cry and we bleed, but not for long. Our short lives are full of pain that we cherish joy when it comes again. So give me another cheek to turn: A pool for their rage to boil and burn. Lead these lost souls right back to You through desert sands that shine our shoes. My flock is lost, they
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The Ocean
It's not always nature that does us in. Sometimes it's abstract things under our skin. We say, "Where is she, lover I long for? Tell her I need her; then tell her I need her more." We simply crave love, and we can't get enough. We hold on so tight. We want to soak it up until we feel full, and we can be whole again; and forget who we were back where we've been. It's never been easy to pull yourself back above the ocean we envy that claims to drown us in love. I wish that were the answer, then we could lay this to rest by diving in headfirst and choosing to hold our breath.
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The Road West
I had that dream again; the one with the wife and kids. I woke along the trail, bottled fire bruising my ribs. I lost at counting cards so count me among the first to dot this new terrain in drops of my failing worth. There's far too much sun and too much earth. It swims out west where we die of thirst. Our terrors come at night, silver tongues licking their lips. I woke covered in sweat and I knew that we won't live. I've lost my way, oh Lord. I don't know what I'm worth, but bleed this newborn son to bless this haunted dirt. There's far too much sun and too much earth. It swims out west where we die of thirst. For want of freedom and des
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Steel Castles
I was a fragile youth clawing my way towards truth. Soaking in mystery, I questioned everything. I said, "There has to be a meaning for misery, a reason the days are long, a reason these nights feel wrong." Can I keep you? Can I hide you away? Will you leave me? Will you ever change? I sit in a big steel house, its windows a gaping mouth; a fortress atop the trees, a keeper of all I see. This life holds no mystery or meaning. We build and breach these castles that cannot keep us safe from ourselves. Can I flee you? Can I keep you away? Will you leave me? Will you let me change? Can I fight you, cynical man I've made? Will you leave me? W
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Twenty Years
We're icebergs disguising as ships. We float along so aimlessly and crash into this shit! I can't make the things you create. You give and give and give and give and all I do is take what I want and what I deserve. Our boys are yours. Our girl is yours. Anne, you've sure got some nerve! Nobody loves me like I do. I push everyone away and find someone new. We're clean clothes lying on the floor. We love and leave and love and leave like two revolving doors! I should have the praise and respect of everyone and everything that I have ever met. Life is hard, but I carry on. You think what you want, but know this, Anne: I'm never alone. Nobody
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While You Are Mine
He said: "I'm giving up, I'm dying alone; heart on my sleeve, arm cut to the bone. Reach out your hand and get pushed away. Life is lonely so why should I stay? She said: Life is lonely, you're right about that. We love 'til we can't and can't go back. We flicker, then shine, then disappear. Only you and I'll know we were here. So let's sing 'Lay Me Down' and admit we need this now. There's exactly enough time left in the sands while you are mine." He said: "There's a sadness that bubbles below. It's calling out to swallow me whole. Take my hand and I'll drag you back down; away from the light, under the ground." She said: "That's a darkn
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Long Road
I'm burning every last bridge I never thought I'd need. They tethered me to people now suddenly set free. So roam around the country. Travel from place to place. Find a single voice that will match your single face. Spread your wings and go. With no one left to keep you safely from your big dreams, you can find your answers. You can learn how to breathe. I don't aim to chain you or force your lips to sing. I won't cage a free bird. You're not a mantle piece. Spread your wings and go. If you return we'll know... I know that it's scary so high above the ground, but to know how far you've come, Darling, you must look down. Trust yourself to st
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From His Old Branches
Loose words on loose leaves reveal the old me I don't want to be anymore. Burning down my bad luck, standing tall and unstuck, I'm gonna take on the world! I'm the flash birth of a new leaf from the branches of his old tree. I'm gonna be fine. I won't stay anchored to my mistakes and grounded by an old heartbreak. She's gonna be mine. A Ship lost at sea, kicking and screaming; I don't want that metaphor. Swallowing that old pain, coughing up my old shame, I'm gonna conquer the world! These new lenses that I see through hide all those old shades of untrue. Suddenly, I see change. A dark fractured glass reflection shows the good man I've alw
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Glass Housing
Am I glass? Do I control the way that light should pass through my appendages? A simple mask to keep all my insides in. When you ask, "Is this the real you?" I could draw a map of all the little lies that I have spat in the faces of my friends. No, don't go. I don't know how to live here on my own. You are the enemy I've always known and the crutch I hide within. I'm so cold. Keep up appearances; I'm in control of my own destiny - or so I'm told. If that's a lie I'll pretend that I'm free. I just need to recognize the real me. Past all my faults and all my falsities lies a good man and his sins. Only human, I make mistakes but do the bes
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Kitchen krashers
So I've been working on this game, right. It's called "Kitchen Krashers" and it's awesome. You can watch a very low-quality version of all 3 teams here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9591856 HD video of only my team's presentation can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY00uKh4GUk HD game footage should be done uploaded by the end of today. My internet sucks so it takes forever. Oh, and you can download an play Kitchen Krashers here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HKPW2NC5 I suggest you get 3 friends and play 4-player, it's more fun that way.
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Cosmosys II: Phobia
Face your fears and check out Cosmosys' latest exhibit "phobia". We've got 19 pieces of digital art and photography by 13 amazing artists. Don't miss a one-on-one interview with Featured Artist CMXT. http://www.cosmosys.net/phobia.html
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Cosmosys I: Gravity
Cosmosys artists enter the scene and explore new heights with their first release Gravity,  with 21 entries of digital art, photography, and music.  Ecstatic, Cosmosys' first featured artist, speaks his piece  in a one on one interview.  Check us out! www.cosmosys.net
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DraGoonMS| Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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Gymdawg|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Sorry for the slow response, I don't check DA very often these days.
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take a look at my works
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Well look who it is. Hope all's well Gym!
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Gymdawg|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! What's up Wiired?
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ianvicknair|Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, I have recently applied to Cosmosys and would love it if you said yes to my application, it would mean the world if I am accepted to the collective because I know i will learns so much and would help me grow as an artist and there is much for me to give back.
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Gymdawg|Hobbyist General Artist
Please stop pestering me about your applications. You've sent me a message after every single one when you'd be better off if you spent that time improving your work.
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