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The Fall of the Gods

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The Fall of the Gods

The Fall of the Gods Written by John Swartz The drums that bellow and filled with fire, They roll like thunder as we march, armed with our own hopes to return home, Our hearts scream with our desire! We saw the gods, they ruled us all! You come to harm our ambition, you cruelty comes to an end tonight. We are not afraid, we do not fear the black hands that grip us. We defend our passions with blazing shields, Dented armour and is covered in rust, Eating holes in our defense slowly eroding away, This does not slow us down! We march on! Each step of absolute certainty, our faith unshakable as the mountains that watch, they watch like buzz

Bandaging a Wound

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Bandaging a Wound

Bandaging a Wound Written by John Swartz Our moment began with the stomping of feet, a rhythm forged from adolescent children drug fueled, sugary hyperness that made everything blurred out of control - Yet time lingered for me; Lingered like a storm that is about to break, The first breath a baby takes, The very last breath a man gives before becoming perished. A moment hung as centuries flowed and twisted, Creation and destruction all at one, Stars are born, cradled and released. As history is gently weaved together to tell a story, All in that moment that came with a breathless “Hello.” You told me you loved to draw and I saw s

But I still love you

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But I still love you

But I still love you Written by John Swartz I stumbled upon you today, You came drifting into my place, The angry storm brought me to you, I know that I was brought to you, Destined in the storm clouds above. This uncertainty riddled my whole being, Seedlings of dark doubt flowed in me, Feeding the hollow unfaithful side of me, I hold back this miserable feeling, I cry my mantra out but my heart does not care. "This is not real." People fuel their doubts in everyone's life, Slithering around me and penetrating my wisdom, Your voice breaks me away back to you, A light switching on and guiding me to you, You are a wanderer  - a Nomad like m

Dear Soul, Yours Truthfully.

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Dear Soul, Yours Truthfully.

Dear Soul, Yours Truthfully Written by John Swartz My Dear Soul I write to you with a heavy heart, I have words that needs to be shared with you, Written in these verses and stanzas written for you, I asked for guidance by some high above power; I find myself neglected and needing your advice. How can I be a man without support or strength, My enemies are willing to strike for my knees brutally, They want to take me out and crush my very soul, Willing me to become the gravel of the old dirt road, I wonder what I have done? God, oh why? Why? Your voice has never neglected me or guided me wrong! Give me your wisdom and pull the strings for a

A Wretch like Me.

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A Wretch like Me.

A Wretch like Me Written by John Swartz The literal monsters chance our blood-lines, We are doomed to be hunted and haunted by Hell-Hounds, A young girl has a tragic heart failure, A young man has a painful, cancer induced suicide, I listen to the winds and I fear that these hounds, These hounds are on my forest trail. 'Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.' I'm a lyrical master - my words have lifted crowds, My words are buried in that cross road ground, Hellish fingers gripping that dark contract, The leverage to steal my very soul, I listen to the water and have a great fear - That my blood and my blood's bloo

Autumn Drives

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Autumn Drives

Autumn Drives Written by John Swartz Lingering memories of melody and Autumn drives, Gone in the twisted roads, The dirt kicking rocks up on the mud flaps, I can hear the engine whimper in solitude; the radio sings to me like a mother's lullaby, rocking me off to warm day dreams. Elegant. "Smile like an apple pie, Set your straw hat on my head and walk on by, it's just another perfect day; until she shows up in pretty shoes and you both skip away." I hold the items that remind of those moments close, The blue sky and the Autumn nights, Those memorable emotions fill me with peace; The calming of the thoughts that race through my mind, Just

A little bit about myself

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A little bit about myself

Hey Litterer's or those I call Readers..(I don't know, I just go by what I felt like writing back when I began writing.) My name is John Swartz, I am an American all my life. I'm proud of my blood that runs through my veins and as my father use to say when I was a child 'John you're a Swartz, the blood of a near enough American runs through you. If you bleed it's red, white and blue.' I come from a military background with a pretty shitty family on my mother's side due to her terrible, terrible choice in men - except her current partner, he's awesome. I moved to England about 11 years ago the August after 9/11 for multiple reasons ranging fr

The Demons that Haunt

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The Demons that Haunt

The Demons that Haunt Written by John Swartz Broken sweat, blood and tears I work for you, Through wind, rain and snow the elements I work through, My voice does not show weakness or exhaustion, My body does not give up when at my weakest point I break, Condescension is something I expect from people that hurt me; Though you have given me support in reality it's lies. We are ignorant to crimes that would ruin us, Following us through darken alleys and instead of being light, You are the demon that stabs back into me with a knife, So sharp are the words when I find the truth, So sharp are the emotions that consume me when I hear, I just want

My Nocturnal Visitor

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My Nocturnal Visitor

My Nocturnal Visitor Written by John Swartz A Dark scorn ripples down the translucent meadow, Rolling up and over itself again and again, Senseless blathering buffoons watch on, Mocking me, always do they mock my judgement, Whilst eating crumpets or drinking cups of tea, They exist to be more like parasites then useful opinion. I often ponder the relationship between greatness and average, My thoughts can shift and morph like an insane man's dream, My dreams come in the form of Dumas an excitable chap, He brought me Justice and Revenge, True love and destiny; I become an automaton that scans bar-codes of chocolate, To the rhythm of boredom

Then and Again it Comes

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Then and Again it Comes

Then and Again it Comes Written by John Swartz Like old hooves of shire horses, That echo through the night-time, Rapid and powerfully you break the quiet, On your tale of important, Fast like the Wind you come; And in your shadow your love is less, A more and distant coldness for me. Through the old woods that hold mystery, Chased done by pale riders, Creatures that are not like men, Their shadow bodies that once were whole - are not, Casted away through the centuries; Empty shells but with malicious contempt, We are not so uncommon those pale riders, Neglect has become us and vengeance is ours to take. Hollow trees that whisper tales to
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Autumn Drives

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Autumn Drives

Autumn Drives Written by John Swartz Lingering memories of melody and Autumn drives, Gone in the twisted roads, The dirt kicking rocks up on the mud flaps, I can hear the engine whimper in solitude; the radio sings to me like a mother's lullaby, rocking me off to warm day dreams. Elegant. "Smile like an apple pie, Set your straw hat on my head and walk on by, it's just another perfect day; until she shows up in pretty shoes and you both skip away." I hold the items that remind of those moments close, The blue sky and the Autumn nights, Those memorable emotions fill me with peace; The calming of the thoughts that race through my mind, Just

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Writing Tournament 2011 ~ First Round Closed

Writing Tournament 2011 ~ First Round Closed

The first round of our Writing Tournament is over! :party: Thank you very much to everyone who participated! :la: The judging period will be at least two weeks. It's Christmas time, so please stick with us. ~santalaplz (https://www.deviantart.com/santalaplz) Keep and eye out for the next round and Happy Holidays! :D ~~ We've got some great new stuff on the prize list, too! We're accepting entries until December 15th, so please remember to submit by then! :la: We're accepting until midnight EST on the night of the 15th. And remember, you have to participate in this first round if you want to participate in the others. :nod: It's that time of the year again! :D Our annual w

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The Fall of the Gods

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The Fall of the Gods

The Fall of the Gods Written by John Swartz The drums that bellow and filled with fire, They roll like thunder as we march, armed with our own hopes to return home, Our hearts scream with our desire! We saw the gods, they ruled us all! You come to harm our ambition, you cruelty comes to an end tonight. We are not afraid, we do not fear the black hands that grip us. We defend our passions with blazing shields, Dented armour and is covered in rust, Eating holes in our defense slowly eroding away, This does not slow us down! We march on! Each step of absolute certainty, our faith unshakable as the mountains that watch, they watch like buzz
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Artist // Hobbyist // Literature
  • Dec 17, 1991
  • United Kingdom
  • Deviant for 9 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
Well, I expect since I'm nearly 24 years old I should change my bio to portray a little bit more about myself as I have most certainly changed since I joined this site. Firstly, Welcome! Thank you for viewing my page and reading this! I am glad that you've taken time out of your day to have a look around here.

I'm fairly open so what you need to know about me:
I'm engaged to my lovely fiancee Kara-Jayne Thorn for nearly 10 years, engaged for only 3 years nearly. I am in full time employment in a board game shop and I love my job as it really lets me just be me - geek.
I'm mostly a poet, I tend to lean more towards concrete poetry but I am desperately trying to become a slam poet but since I've never been to an event I haven't gotten the chance to do anything else.
I currently have every little inspiration for my work but I get the feeling that it might change soon! I miss writing.

So yeah, that's me. Nothing amazing just a hard working young adult with a loving and caring lover. If you want to request work let me know, or if you like to feature my work feel free just let me know! Otherwise - enjoy!

Favourite Visual Artist
:iconRuby-Blackthorn:
Favourite Movies
The Goofy Movie
Favourite TV Shows
One Piece
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tom T Hall. "How I got to Memphis"
Favourite Books
No heros: Memoirs of Coming Home
Favourite Writers
Alexander Dumas
Favourite Games
The Strange RPG System by Monte Cook Games.
Favourite Gaming Platform
FPS, RPG, Open World
Tools of the Trade
Pen and Paper
Other Interests
Writing, Drawing, LARPing, RPing, Cooking, Dancing, Singing.

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SunflowerGirlGraphicStudent General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!  Means a lot to me :)
Kane-BlackthornHobbyist Writer
Not a problem, thank you for the favourite. ^_^
SunflowerGirlGraphicStudent General Artist
You're welcome! ;)
SunflowerGirlGraphicStudent General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
Kane-BlackthornHobbyist Writer
The pleasure is mine. ^_^
prettyflourHobbyist General Artist
You have been Featured in my journal!


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