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Darkness and Flame
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Path of Grief
Nobody will speak of grief Or abide in its presence for long Nobody knows what to do With a presence comfortably ingrained Suddenly become absence forevermore. Oh! The pillagers and deceivers come! Selling bridges across the yawning abyss As if the disrupted routine could be restored After such irrevocable upheaval. Even could the process be reversed The departed would not be the returned. Reduced to their component parts Essence scattered and re-purposed Could anything ever, having undergone Such monumental transformation Be exactly as before? Of course not. Only fools and liars dare otherwise claim As they circle the bereaved, intent on gai
In Memoriam Queen Amidala
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End of Illusion
My loves were not with you, charlatan You do not own the stars, the sands, the waters Your fingers snap upon empty air Your commands to the sidereal womb, inconsequential You but claim Lordship in your madness The reaction of our entire species in yours captured. For we are not the Great Ones of our stories When all our words and deeds but serve Extinction When we craft hopes and dreams of glory Only to crush them out of spite and envy. Nature is red in tooth and claw when She must feed When She must live another day, another season to prevail The quest that cannot be denied demands extremes When odds are stacked against and limits Seemingly
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Work in Progress
That which can no longer be denied After turmoil's end the atmosphere becalmed Yet joy remains incomplete? Well, that is ever a work in progress Each day's travail both adding and subtracting A tug of war between desire and reality But the balance now is mostly In fulfillment's favor. Perhaps we've learnt to be content With the scavenger's lot Discarded greater ambitions for the essential stuff Or found in postponement of fantasies The surcease of here and now The dream that died cast finally adrift Set aflame with much pomp and circumstance Not so different the high-browed and the barbaric For all in the end must feed That greater need drive
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Dark With New Eyes
I had never looked at the Dark with these eyes Despite gazing at it for so long before Entranced by its textures Caressed by the play of shadows Lulled to surcease by its haunting melodies Yet never imbued with lasting tranquility Unrest ever scratching at the seams Of our tapestry. Anxiety upset even the frequently overturned Receptacles of heady offerings The riot and exuberance of chaos undermined The stalwart yet welcoming support Of solid law defiled And there beside the flickering yet enduring Flame Thieving hands dared disturb Dispelling the warmth yet again Now there is no more such disruption Even amid the incessant turmoil Life is w
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Homo homini monstrus
Bones go crunch under my feet Whom have they all come to meet? Dark Ones worshiped, what are they? Symbols and embodiments Housing that which animates Nature unbowed and untamed. What the Dark brings in its core Shorthand for our inner code Most conveniently denied Out of idiocy or pride Heroism we so crave We forget from whence all came Whither it must all return Yet our inner self proclaims: Fully aware without pretense Predator thy mantle claim Power ever has a price Rule to serve and fight to guard. Let the ones who lordship claimed Serve as lessons of the game On the world loosed plague and bane Ravaging without a care Therefore monster
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Aftermath
He defied an embodiment of Extinction Dark Warrior against former Overlord Cried truce and used a Hero's might To complete what his alone could not Sacrificed all for what reigns supreme Survived now Lordship is his Because the one who fell To whom he was sworn Would destroy the world. This Dragon would not have cared Before that mate he claimed Became the one sliver of Light for a Dark One to cleave. Then he became the fury of indomitable Nature himself Against that Aspect of Death that no longer served Yet remained himself nonetheless. In a most infuriating Frustrating Vexating Utterly marvelous way He cleansed the Dark of taint And yet pre
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Homo homini monstrus
Bones go crunch under my feet Whom have they all come to meet? Dark Ones worshiped, what are they? Symbols and embodiments Housing that which animates Nature unbowed and untamed. What the Dark brings in its core Shorthand for our inner code Most conveniently denied Out of idiocy or pride Heroism we so crave We forget from whence all came Whither it must all return Yet our inner self proclaims: Fully aware without pretense Predator thy mantle claim Power ever has a price Rule to serve and fight to guard. Let the ones who lordship claimed Serve as lessons of the game On the world loosed plague and bane Ravaging without a care Therefore monster
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Path of Grief
Nobody will speak of grief Or abide in its presence for long Nobody knows what to do With a presence comfortably ingrained Suddenly become absence forevermore. Oh! The pillagers and deceivers come! Selling bridges across the yawning abyss As if the disrupted routine could be restored After such irrevocable upheaval. Even could the process be reversed The departed would not be the returned. Reduced to their component parts Essence scattered and re-purposed Could anything ever, having undergone Such monumental transformation Be exactly as before? Of course not. Only fools and liars dare otherwise claim As they circle the bereaved, intent on gai
In Memoriam Queen Amidala
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End of Illusion
My loves were not with you, charlatan You do not own the stars, the sands, the waters Your fingers snap upon empty air Your commands to the sidereal womb, inconsequential You but claim Lordship in your madness The reaction of our entire species in yours captured. For we are not the Great Ones of our stories When all our words and deeds but serve Extinction When we craft hopes and dreams of glory Only to crush them out of spite and envy. Nature is red in tooth and claw when She must feed When She must live another day, another season to prevail The quest that cannot be denied demands extremes When odds are stacked against and limits Seemingly
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Work in Progress
That which can no longer be denied After turmoil's end the atmosphere becalmed Yet joy remains incomplete? Well, that is ever a work in progress Each day's travail both adding and subtracting A tug of war between desire and reality But the balance now is mostly In fulfillment's favor. Perhaps we've learnt to be content With the scavenger's lot Discarded greater ambitions for the essential stuff Or found in postponement of fantasies The surcease of here and now The dream that died cast finally adrift Set aflame with much pomp and circumstance Not so different the high-browed and the barbaric For all in the end must feed That greater need drive
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Dark With New Eyes
I had never looked at the Dark with these eyes Despite gazing at it for so long before Entranced by its textures Caressed by the play of shadows Lulled to surcease by its haunting melodies Yet never imbued with lasting tranquility Unrest ever scratching at the seams Of our tapestry. Anxiety upset even the frequently overturned Receptacles of heady offerings The riot and exuberance of chaos undermined The stalwart yet welcoming support Of solid law defiled And there beside the flickering yet enduring Flame Thieving hands dared disturb Dispelling the warmth yet again Now there is no more such disruption Even amid the incessant turmoil Life is w
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Unworthy of the Flame
Silence oh mate of a Dark Warrior Consort now to a Dark Lord Embodiment of the Enduring Flame Avatar of Life Ever-Prevailing! You who were naught but trash Until our eyes discerned your worth We empowered you when your own Heroic brethren discarded you We forsook the fealty owed an Overlord Cried truce and invoked alliance with a foe We who did not feel shed tears of relief Who know not fear trembled risking all For the sake of a world in which Your sliver of sunlight yet shone Shame us not with doubt unworthy We have entrusted all to you The sweet fulfillment of our cravings The good, the beautiful, the true That Heroes fight for You are to
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The title says it all. These are my personal favorites from the favorite folder of the same name.  So let's see some awesome badass art!
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Happy Halloween from the Malevolent Asylum
All Hallow's Eve is upon us and I felt it would be time for a much-needed art feature.  This time, I'm featuring the favorites in my Malevolent Asylum collection.  They seem to fit very nicely. Enjoy the horror and celebrations by ghouls, goblins, demons, witches, ghosts, monsters and classically undead.
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Star Wars Day 2014: Cub as Padme Amidala
And a most appropriate playmate: Little Lord Anakin May the Fourth be with you!

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AlphaCyriaWolf's avatar
Greetings!
Thanks for the watch back! :heart:
I love all your poems! Too bad I can't fave all of them.
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moontiger5|Hobbyist Writer
Sure, it is my pleasure, and thank you kindly!
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DCPX-12|Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :la:
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moontiger5|Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!
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Bluesoul1|Hobbyist General Artist
My my, so distracted didn't realize I wasn't watching you. Sorry. You know what? Hece meses que vi a tu Princesa Amidala y se la enseñé a mi hija quedamos locas con ella. Justo cuando empeze aqui y aun no te conocia, ni a Zelka ni Sandra ni nadie.... coincidencia? No creo... Cuidate.
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moontiger5|Hobbyist Writer
Muchísimas gracias, tanto por el watch como por fijarte en mi querida Reina Amidala, q.e.p.d. Un abrazo.
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Er, I don't know if the link in the previous note will work or not, so here's another, just in case! dolphydolphiana.deviantart.com…
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