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DFC 2018 Day 13: Three Jewels
my mind is an empty clay pot;
I take refuge in the Buddha
my eyes tear with the coming dawn;
I take refuge in the Dharma
my heart unfolds in boundless love;
I take refuge in the Sangha
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DFC 2018 Day 12: My Soul Twin
the
pause
between
your heartbeat
and the rain is where
I fall in love with you again
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DFC 2018 Day 11: Stargazers
the stars fall down
all around us;
the ground is froze,
the cosmos, too,
but I am warm, lying here with you
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DFC 2018 Day 10: Fin'amor :iconmadprincefeanor:MadPrinceFeanor 3 0
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DFC 2018 Day 9: Rabbit
earth swallow me whole;
shelter my trembling heart as
enemies pass by
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DFC 2018 Day 8: The Cynicism of Old Age
My
shining,
radical
youth has left me,
leaving a shell where a person once was.
The older I get, the less human I
feel; shadows of
doubt replace
fearless
hope.
The
passion
of the heart
does not die in
one glorious burst of exquisite flame;
it burns piecemeal, slowly devouring
fervent ideals
and leaving
only
ash.
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DFC 2018 Day 7: Untamed
Great gray grandmother wolf spirit, accept me as one of your own.
Take me as your true-born daughter; teach me all there is to be known.
Transform me out of childhood, from maiden into wizened crone.
I long to live in freedom, running wild amidst your pack.
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DFC 2018 Day 6: Empathy
I perform healings
but have no feelings
that belong to only me;
only emptiness,
a sterile cleanness
where emotions used to be.
What good is this gift
when I am adrift
and unable to amend
a lack of myself,
my thoughts on the shelf,
and solitude my last friend?
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DFC 2018 Day 5: Lyrist
I was a poet, remember?  My words were dancers, suffusion
of function and form.  Poetry bled from my veins once, perfusion
as much as my blood, nourishing my heart-soul; was that delusion?
I was a poet; remember?  Was that only an illusion?
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DFC 2018 Day 4: Scream
Do not mistake my silence for defeat
or passive simpering, and do not doubt
the power of my voice in your conceit.
If I so wished to speak, I'd drown you out
with chants sung to the sound of my heartbeat
that rise ecstatic, female, and devout.
I will not shut up.  I am not your meat.
I will not whisper if inclined to shout.
I am the mother fierce, the matriarch,
and I won't keep my monsters in the dark.
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DFC 2018 Day 3:
A wise man of Abenaki
this sage advice passed on to me:
water at a boil
is better than oil
to make either coffee or tea.
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DFC 2018 Day 2: This, Too, Shall Pass
They say there are five stages of grief,
the last of which is learning to accept
the culmination of the other four; denial
of circumstance leads to anger
and eventually gives way to bargain-
hunting with a god whose absence gives way to depression.
Could it not be said, though, that depression
is really the sole stage of grief?
We only try to bargain
because we cannot accept
that unresolved issues of anger
are the counterweight to our denial.
It is, in fact, the very act of denial
that so often precedes depression,
and depression--when it manifests as anger--
is just the mask one wears to cover grief.
The mind plays tricks in order to accept
the losing end of a zero-sum bargain.
The true bargain
at the soul of denial
is that there is anything to accept
aside from spiraling depression
that lingers in the wake of grief
and competes for head-space with anger.
It is a mirror, this anger,
and it drives a hard bargain;
for who, consumed by grief,
can make an informed denial?
When no choices
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DFC 2018 Day 1: Piece Method
a missing piece
from a fractured ceramic jar
leaves an empty space
to fill with something beautiful
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DFC 2017 Day 8: Lucifer's Legacy
I was a god in my own right
with devotees who sang my name
in praise, invoking the sun's light.
Now echoes of me are all that remain;
they stripped me of my title; they changed my name.
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DFC 2017 Day 7: Lament of Venus
Beloved son, I have seen you weeping,
stricken with grief. You cannot hide your face
from your mother; even when I'm sleeping
I can feel you--your agony and pain
are also mine, regardless how you feign.
    Gentle mother, the son whom you have birthed
    cannot find you. I am forsaken by
    my father's hand, his treachery unearthed
    for all to see--should they so choose to see
    how, cruelly, he has severed you from me.

Beloved son, we never are apart.
No man nor god, nothing under heaven
no of the earth, could keep you from my heart.
Beloved son, on waking, thereupon
look to the sky; you'll see me with the dawn.
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DFC 2017 Day 6: Hate the Sinner, Love the Sin
Religion is a plague; how it loves to belittle
those who are different. The perverted transmittal
of so-called "words of God"--to a hateful epistle
It only goes to show they really know so little.
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DFC 2016 #1 - The Bush Ballad
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
2-12-16
There was a night I heard a scream of pitch both high and sharp,
'Woke I in fright from a great dream to light within the dark.
With heavy head and leaden limbs I tried to voice protest;
For I had been disturbed from a super time of rest.
The light was bright, it hurt my head and, blinking, I did sigh
As I wiggled toes to assess mine life and rubbed my bleary eyes.
With fingers stiff and brain half alive I tried to leave my bed,
But sleep was tugging at my soul and my muscles felt like lead.
My eyes did close, for sleep had won, whenceforth came another scream,
Whose pitch and tone did pierce like knives and rip me from my dream.
From yonder room I heard a thud as feet took to the floor
And my father, he came running through to see what was the score.
I must admit I did eavesdrop, for my protestations were too weak
And I was too tired to open up my mouth from which to speak.
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Amphetamine
You asked me what you could do and I say “Money.”
Not because I wish to be rich
Nor milk you for what you have
But because I didn’t know what you could do to fix this
To help me
But thinking about this I realise there is a lot that you can do for me right now
You can acknowledge the fact that you laughed when I said I was suicidal
As I cried, you jeered at my pain, you called it a call for attention
When I just wanted help
Love
Support
But instead you chose to belittle my relationship
Tell me he only wanted me for sex
When you didn’t know him, and you barely knew me
But you deliberately sabotaged me at every turn
Telling his mother that I threatened to kill you
And that I, ME, was the liar
The fake
The cheat
You destroyed it so that every time she saw me, she saw what you made her see
Which was a face of lies, not the truth
You made her despise me when I came to her for help
You did that to anyone you knew was helping me
You turfed me out into the street, but no
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my mind is an empty clay pot;
I take refuge in the Buddha
my eyes tear with the coming dawn;
I take refuge in the Dharma
my heart unfolds in boundless love;
I take refuge in the Sangha
the
pause
between
your heartbeat
and the rain is where
I fall in love with you again
the stars fall down
all around us;
the ground is froze,
the cosmos, too,
but I am warm, lying here with you

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Within the darkness of the moon's eclipse
I feel your fingers dance across my hips.
Your mouth on mine is sweeter than champagne
and twined within your arms, I'm free again.

We share no words; no sound save heartbeat skips
would dare to interrupt our fervent grips
of passion, whose extemporary scripts
enslave us to a lust we can't contain
within the darkness of the moon's eclipse.

Away the night, the time, and silk sheet slips;
I crash into your body like a ship's
untimely wreck against the shore's moraine,
and you, like offerings unto the fane
still linger there upon my tongue and lips
within the darkness of the moon's eclipse.
DFC 2018 Day 10: Fin'amor
ProjectDFC Day 10: Rondeau.  

Fin'amor is the Occitan translation of courtly love.

For my lover.
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earth swallow me whole;
shelter my trembling heart as
enemies pass by
So...this year has been really shit.  Between death and insanity, I'm ready to tell 2016 to not let the door hit it on the ass on its way out.  But...let's end on a high note.

kiwi-damnation has yet again done an amazing job of creating the December Form Challenge chart and (as always) it looks amazing.

So friends, poets, artists, I encourage anyone and everyone to give this thing a shot!  Every year has turned out some really incredible poetry from all participants, and I'm really looking forward to reading what poetic contributions turn up this year.

:iconprojectdfc: is a go-go, baby!

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Advance praise for the works of Jai M. McGrainer:

"You're like, really really good!" ~someone on the internet

"You have a very unique voice." ~almost all of my creative writing professors

"Why do you have to write about these kinds of things?" ~my mother

"Impressive. Most impressive." ~Darth Vader
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OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!  :)
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MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Professional Writer
You're welcome!  I thought I started watching you ages ago, but... :stupidme:
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OneWithTheStars Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, that's okay; I am very scatterbrained when it comes to my own following of others and frequently think I am when I'm not.  I really need to go through and follow everyone that participated in DFC, for instance, that I'm already not.  ^^;
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Dompi2005 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2017
Nice avatar image
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MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you, my husband drew it for me. ☺
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cholie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Goodness, thank you for showing me such kindness with the llama and a watch. I truly appreciate it!
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MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Professional Writer
You are so welcome!  Always a pleasure to watch a fellow writer. :)  Thanks for the watch and llama in return! :hug:
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cholie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Aw, I truly appreciate it! I hope I'll have some time soon to give your writing attention.
My pleasure! You were the one who initiated! Thank you!!! :hug:
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MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Writer
:cuddle::glomp::hug::heart::love:
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extraterrestrialarts Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hello, got your message in my inbox via gmail it was unrepyable, So I searched for your user name. This is my new DA. I also have other places on the web to submit art that deviant art does not like to host. I hope you did not mind me adding you to my dev-watch ... those were dark years, glad they are over so I can get on with my life, though its like starting from scratch again with getting exposure for my art. Now I mostly focus on oil paintings, still do 3D digital pieces, and also I do more digital painting with Manga Studio, as well as music, which I create and share on Newground/fur affinity and sound cloud. The 3D digital pieces I do are now reference which I create for oil paintings. The oils often turn out better. 
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