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Beatnik Poetry Sucks :iconphoenixwerthan:PhoenixWerthan 0 0
Goetterdaemmerung I by PhoenixWerthan
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The Shrieking of Nothing is Killing :iconphoenixwerthan:PhoenixWerthan 0 0
The Wolf is Still With Us
The Wolf is Still With Us
Back when the sky was red, in brisk mountains that lay on the heel of temperate steppes, which were padded with dark forests, a band of men and women in primitive clothing strutted about and did their primitive work.  They would have been fair, had the fair Sun not envied them and bronzed their skin.  Their houses were of stone and mud but not so simply built, and on an outcrop was a larger building, nicer built: a temple, with a smoothed stone altar in the middle.  The sun was low but the sky still bright, and a couple of big, brawny men wearing bear skins like Heracles wore the Nemean Lion’s were holding ropes on each side of a gigantic ox, pulling it to the temple.  At the altar was an androgynous figure, also in a bear’s pelt but with a deer’s antlers on their head and the feet of a deer and holding an elegantly-crafted stone knife.  The sky began to dim as they slit the ox’s throat for the sacrifice.  
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Tell no one by PhoenixWerthan Tell no one :iconphoenixwerthan:PhoenixWerthan 1 0 Weltanschauung by PhoenixWerthan Weltanschauung :iconphoenixwerthan:PhoenixWerthan 2 0
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Angles and Normans, part 1 :iconphoenixwerthan:PhoenixWerthan 0 0
The Way of the World
Forward! I say,
Upward! Overcome!
And go under!
Thou hast nothing else.
Forward! I say,
For thee awaits no destination,
For thee awaits no goal,
But forward thou must’st go –
And under!
Walk up to that looking-glass,
Gaze upon that there –
Let the flame of thy soul flare up,
Clench thy hands into claws
And tear that down –
Then rise!
Thou canst have nothing else –
From death’s gulf springs new birth,
As in the spring of the Earth!
I command thee,
Go forth!

Become what? Go under what?
Thou sayest, I make no sense!
There is no what in my maddened word-glut,
I say – I truly have no defense.
But my words, maddened though they be
Shall prove themselves – now thou just see!
But must’st thou reply, I do not know why,
“Just shut up and bite me?!”
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Anything that can be reached with a ladder by PhoenixWerthan Anything that can be reached with a ladder :iconphoenixwerthan:PhoenixWerthan 0 0
The armored boots of two warriors were planted feet from the edge of a cliff as they overlooked the land and saw a great black cloud sweep over hill and dale. The Earth was littered with the bodies of the dead as far as the eye could see, and wolves and ravens came to take the souls of the slain to the halls of the gods. The Sun was beginning her descent into the Underworld, and firey light shot up from underneath the Earth and accross the sky as she pierced the horizon.
“How many of ours were killed?”
“At least a few hundred.”
“That’s barely a victory.”
“Our people are safe in their houses and the slain go to the halls of the gods, never having to concern themselves with journeying accross the Abyss, except maybe after their next life or so. I’d call that a victory.”
Just hours ago, the Sun shone brightly and golden rays shimmered accross the edges of swords, the tips of spears, the faces of shields; their weapons flashed and
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There Must Be Order
In the region to the northwest of the empire of Galeym, there was a region of rugged hills and low mountains, transitioning into the high mountains, the White Mountains, that the Empire could not pass into, and these hills were known as the Pailti, or, regionally, as the Pailtz, which means “hills” in the language of Galeym, and in these hills were many villages that were not part of the Empire. It was a beautiful day in Spring, with the Sun peaking over the hills as birds twittered in the trees, and the villagers in Sohmk were at their work in the fields, which, being in the hills, were swiddens scattered here and there in gaps in the woods; generally, the people were of such a disposition that their work, no matter how hard, did not weigh them down, and they could be heard singing while they planted:
The fair Sun shines o’er all our fields
Which will soon a great harvest yield
The Earth’s reward for all our toil
On the Pailtz’s blesséd soil!
A young
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Sin and Death
I remember now, at that appointment, something I had not even noticed when I was there: a soft, guttural cackling, seeping out from the bowels of the Earth, and I realize now I may have very well unwittingly sold my soul.
“Have you had any thoughts of killing yourself recently?” asked the psychiatrist.
“Yes.” I hadn’t, but if I said yes, I would have my parents under my thumb; no more fighting, no more being called “bitch” or “dumbass”, no more being backed into corners and grabbed and pushed and hit. They would have to feel sorry for me instead of hurting me, they would have no choice if they wanted me to live so they could go on hurting me, or so they thought – so I thought. I’d have to take meds, but that’s really the worst that could happen.
No, it wasn’t.
I don’t remember how I got here, I don’t remember anything for a while before when I got here. Now they’re coming to make me take my
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The End of the Perpetual It
They had walked and rode for days deep into the heart of the jungle, and their packhorses had become weary as they had become weary, when they came into an unexpected clearing in which a great, old stone pyramid was standing, which the sight of renewed their energy and they decided to go in. At the foot of the pyramid were steps leading not to the top of the pyramid, but into the heart of thd pyramid, about halfway between the top and bottom; they tethered their horses and climbed the steps until they were inside. They were surprised to find it was not dark inside, but dimly lit, and there appeared to be a brighter light emanating from an upwards-leading staircase at the end of the tunnel to the right, while the downward-leading tunnel to the left was dark.
“I say we go up first,” said the expedition leader.
“I think we all agree. I myself would actually rather not go down at all,” said one of the crew.
“I would agree with that,” said another one, an
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I just joined out of curiousity since it gives you a review of how mainstream or obscure your music listening habits were and I thought that was interesting. People always brag about how obscure the music they listen to is, and I bet I could outdo everyone. I signed up, and since I named my account after a specific song, I decided to listen to that one first. The recording of it on the site was not very good at all. I decided to look for some of the songs I was listening to earlier, and they weren't even on the site. I am genuinely disappointed that this radio site doesn't have a lot of the music I like to listen to, because, aside from wanting to flaunt some 0% Mainstream rating, I really just wanted a customized radio station. This would have to be a taste of the punishment in Hell for pride.
  • Listening to: The silence of my despair



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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving  Steampunk Landscape by GrimDreamArt  :dance:
mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thx for ur love :iconllamawelcome:
PhoenixWerthan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Student Writer
You're welcome
Herr Llama Emperor Herr Llama Emperor 
batmantoo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+devwatch:. It is much appreciated! :)
PhoenixWerthan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Student Writer
You're welcome!
emcorpus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hello again. Wow, all those faves! Thank you so much. I'm really glad you like those. Sometimes people surprise me.
PhoenixWerthan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Student Writer
You're welcome!
Scytheprayer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama as well!
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