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Trans Privilege :iconnihil-invictus:Nihil-Invictus 6 10
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A Personal Reflection on Calculus :iconnihil-invictus:Nihil-Invictus 9 18
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Swing :iconnihil-invictus:Nihil-Invictus 8 10
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Inflation
Six broken heartstrings
and one bucketful of lies:
the price of a smile.
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Literature
This Is Not Your Story
1.
This is not your story.
You are not the
charismatically awkward
protagonist of some
carefully designed TV show;
you have not been
sanitized,
spit out and predigested--
you are no diamond in the rough.
You are the rough.
2.
This is not a story
in which you become polished and
refined like steel, so that
you can forget your hands are not
stainless,
and no fire can wash that damned spot clean
3.
Do not search for your fairy-tale ending;
do not think you can rescue,
or be rescued,
when every single one of us is just
as helpless as the last,
blinded like Rapunzel's prince by the
shock of our first fall
4.
We scale our stainless steel towers
and tell ourselves they're made of ivory;
we think we're going to get to the top,
but who really wants to get to the top
when top is where you'll finally be able to see?
We have always been eager
to indulge in our wildest fantasies,
and all it takes is a couple of
encouraging shouts
from the climbers next to us
to convince us that going up
is the only
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Scarecrow
They come.
(I can't stop them.)
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6. The Rebel
Don't let them
tell us
all those
stories.
Don't let them
suppress that freedom,
that single fatality of death
Don't let them
tell you
that freedom
is suicide
fight them
speak out
rebel
live.
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Literature
Heaven and Hell
"Hell is other people."
"So's Heaven."
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5. The Liberated
After wars peace,
after peace,
another war.
scandal, revolt, crime,
another
love, dream, adventure--
another
life.
And it's only the beginning.
the vicious circle
is so hard to break
it is a bondage,
a wearisome drudgery;
suicide.
That day, I would have died
with a smile on my lips,
absolutely free
and yet you
You pestered me to start living again.
And it's only the beginning.
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4. The Liberator
Robber of remorse,
fear
this world
no more,
your mighty anguish,
all the hatred in your heart
all that burns, all that tears,
I will take it all:
one hundred bites
one hundred times denied
this
terrible and divine
freedom
of
responsibility,
this
freedom--
killing
the soul of a man
at every minute.
Killing, dying, it is the same thing:
You see,
freedom
is not defined by the number of its victims
but by the way
it kills them.
Robber of remorse,
fear
your dead
no more,
they
are my dead.
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3. The Mystic
What is this ‘being,’
this conception
to which today we particularly like
to do homage
What is this ‘being,’
but
that circularity in which          
Da-sein moves
Being
is only Being
for Da-sein
The human body
is essentially
a motorized
industry,
the same thing in its essence
as the production of corpses in the gas chambers
and the extermination camps
Death
is the possibility
of Da-sein
the festive state
in which the being itself in its essence
is celebrated
and thus for the first time placed in the open
Death
is
Being
Death
is
Da-sein.
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2. The Paramour
My dear
flattering, lying, deluding,
miserable, ephemeral
rational man
if you
could only perceive
the truth
it would change you as you are,
or perhaps crush you--
but why
fear
nothingness?
Dissolution and destruction
is something which shall be surpassed
We are, all of us,
growing volcanoes that approach the hour of their eruption--
we do not need to plug up our ears
against the sirens who--
with ire or melancholy--
sing of the future,
my dear
Flattering, lying, deluding,
miserable, ephemeral
rational man
If you
could only
see.
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1. The Prophet
I see it all perfectly
ideality and reality,
soul and body,
the true,
the good,
the beautiful, God and the world
And yet,
Our age demands more;
it demands that the mouth be open
in such a way
that man can only attain his desire
by passing through its opposite.
Let others
find a truth which is true for me
Let others
live for an idea
The tyrant dies and his rule is over;
the martyr dies and his rule begins
Ah,
but it was an illusion!
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Tonight :iconnihil-invictus:Nihil-Invictus 9 8
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The Child of Tomorrow
You will wake unaware,
You will come unprepared,
Knowing nothing of saints and their devils.
With a soul of soft clay,
And no past to obey,
You were born as the child of tomorrow.
On you fate has bestowed
A realm brimming with those
Who are ready to lend you their hands;
Each one claims to know how
To best reap, to best sow,
And bring riches to you and your lands.
Should you heed every word,
Rational or absurd,
You will blanch with fear or be amazed--
For each truth you are told,
Spoken equally bold,
Is another antipodal phrase.
Will you yield to one side,
And be deafened by cries
Of implacable men and their quarrels?
Ask your questions today,
Lest your soul consolidates,
And you give up your claim to tomorrow.
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Journal Entry: Sun Aug 9, 2015, 9:53 AM


Hey, everyone.

Hiatus update: I've been fortunate enough to have two of my works, "The Fool" and "Tonight," accepted by Poetry Pacific. The two poems will be published on Poetry Pacific's blog   in November. My newer, unpublished works, have had worse luck, though one editor did tell me that one poem made it to the final round, and that it was a difficult decision. So I haven't given up hope.


On a more unfortunate note, I have decided that I'm officially abandoning this account. I've discovered that it takes a lot of work to stay up-to-date with my constantly-overflowing inbox, especially when I'm unable to access deviantART regularly, to the point where checking my notifications feels more like a chore than an adventure. All my works will now be up on my new Wordpress.


Thanks for the memories, friends.


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A seventeen-year-old who is obsessed with ideas and words.

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Thanks for the fav: I Won The Fight
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Thanks for the faves!
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Thanks for the fave!
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Thanks for the Favourite Star on "When All Else Fails"
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LaurenIpsome Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Hey you! Thanks for the faves on "Jynx" and "Bourbon and Flint"
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SheDares Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Rondom hug :glomp: :tighthug: :huggle: :hug:
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Aw, thanks.
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I appreciate that you took the time to:iconanime-eye:at my art.  Carlos :flaguk:

Good luck with your WORDPRESS activities, Colin.
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