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and so I conclude I failed you
it had nothing to do with deserves
or waiters serving just deserts
the love I had was truly selfish
I just couldn't let my ego go
that's something I think I know
who knows if I'll ever get it right
those days move further out of sight
I miss your embrace most of all
the firmity it offered beyond pall
my favourite pictures of you smile
taking solace you had time worthwhile
my weary heart, it refuses to restart
I find it lingering in doubt all the time
"one day I'll forgive myself proper", I say
holding out that just might be today
I should go easier on my worst mistakes
getting better is more than what's at stake
the love I give now shouldn't have to pay
my only wish, still, was that you could stay
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James M. Bellish's Anti-Schism Realty :iconshackell:shackell 0 0
Literature
Psyche Cull
_Psyche Cull_
some days are better than others
some minutes don't know their place
some seconds will doubt your druthers
confusing clocks which way to face
the weeks rest between meeting ends
and fortnights are but a glimmer;
these tunnels are without finish
like water brought to boil without simmer
months go faster than the speed of thought
as will the years as though they ought
but the days spent in morning?
and the hours of the night?
you can only bet your time is precious
since there's no return on the investment
like a blunder stumbling into wonder
moving onwards might as well be prescient
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Mature content
Goons, Hooligans + Thugs :iconshackell:shackell 1 2
Mature content
Thunderous Winking :iconshackell:shackell 1 1
Literature
Mutual Bearing (Co-Ursify)
_Mutual Bearing (Co-Ursify)_
and if they ask why don't you do the same
like repetition is worth every day
and patterns do you justice without blame
doesn't that seem a second too plain?
do you doubt a good routine
with every ounce of your being?
if only there was some god to bargain with
that my failures would do you no wrong.
now they can tell you that you're hateful
they can tell you that you're bad
they can say you're the worst ever to be had
and leave you a charming solace to say:
       - 'fuck them if they're right'
generations of problems generating
bald-faced lies we're venerating
it's a struggle compensating
a compassion worth emanating
it's not about your leverage
or the tendency for severance
i don't need this connection
if you offer no protections
and if you just can't take a joke,
what rights would you revoke?
next time i won't get back up
i think i'll just back away...
that's what you would beat me for
       anyway...
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Literature
Time Loves a Bruise
a grassy naked hill, a receding treeline hill,
a bristle-loose capstone copse crowning a crest
not yet turning through new leaves
for fires come in cycles, they do believe
a stony slope decked in dew and drips
like a mist gone drinking past your lips
bearing sediment dentistry and gumline shifts
and somehow a fence assumes it borders a forest
and so time descends in matters clocked pretend,
a fretful perch awkward leaned across lane's lurched,
it's hard to ignore tragedy when it's happening
but bruises show their worst in tomorrows
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Literature
Life as Structures
_Life as Structures_
Feed me your hands!
Feed me your tired, dirty hands!
Point me in directions,
feed me how you best understand.
Things are not simple
but you can gain power
from simple things turned strange
and these simple things can change.
When tools that give me convenience
allow others power over my life easily,
then I don't want them so much anymore.
Speak truth to power? Why bother?
If I don't trust it, I wouldn't
tell it I don't trust it.
You know I never ran my mouth;
I was too busy loaning it out,
never much my own boss.
I don't always say what I mean
and if you don't like that
that's your own loss.
As the world divides to tatters,
my hero's run out of simple answers;
can we please pretend that matters?
You have to beat them with kindness, dear,  
flay them with love, (yes, kill them with kindness!)
give them a hiding for a compassionate above
so you can drive them with lashings of fear,
corral their minds for tidy profits this year,
and we'll mistake our crows for pi
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Going Around in Circles
_Going Around In Circles_
shenanigans at shane's again,
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch some gravity from the well,
you'd think it'd be easy not to spill.
donchu wanna
        stop
                going around in circles?
donchue wanna
        stop
going   around   in circles!
do you do what you want to do?
do you want do to what you do?
do you do you do you do youuu?
you do you do you do you doooo!
so this is like things,
that are like things,
because like things they like things,
that like things that,
like things, like things, like things.
let's put our circular logic
in square pigeonholes,
surely that's the wordly way
to preserve our souls.
-fin-
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Literature
Lockdown - a Bent Slightly Tale
Lockdown, noun
1. The confining of prisoners to their cells, as following a riot or other disturbance.
2. A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.
You hastily approach the designated building, a brick and mortar monstrosity, the ‘Continuity Department Meeting Hall’. It seems strangely familiar to you, but surely you’ve never seen it before. Scant of breath, your old smoking habit catching up with you as you ascend the outer staircase, you finally arrive at your destination. Well, not quite; you arrive just outside it. And late. You reflect on the fact that this isn’t the best way to make a first impression on the job, as you fumble on the brass doorknob and peek inside.
No one seems to be paying any attention to you, so that’s good. It looks like the entrance near the Lecturer is exclusive, whilst yours is all the way at the back as you scout out a seat that beckons to you, promising to make it loo
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Literature
The Things I'm Doing to Stay Sane (Deja Vu Insane)
_The Things I'm Doing to Stay Sane (Deja Vu Insane)_
I got so old
I'm not growing up
I once had a smile
I think I wore it out
differences remain
somehow all the same
like living out a name
locked away in everdays
deja vu insane
just can't quite explain
this feeling on my brain
maybe I'll get out today
can't think straight at all
the bends go through the wall
shearing all the way
can't go get no rest
a double negative test
undeveloped film at best
any chance for good sleep
feels like a last gambit
driven on life the wrong way
I carry         both great
within me       love and
great anger     still now
yet what        binds them
to do
with them
both
where do we begin
drumming out the sin
trouble starts within
love will underpin
short gains as a win
... who let you in?
Oh the things I'm doing
to stay sane
are probably
exactly why I've gone crazy
but I bet you'd never guess
what's been happening lately
I've been able to thin
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Literature
Occam's Razor's Edge
_Occam's Razor's Edge_
Maybe it's all an act
a story without fact
and your performance is well known.
The truth is hard to know
and its very hard to show
what mirrors lie near a throne.
It's been a general collapse
I stumbled into your traps
like a bygone saying their goodbye's
like a pained golf clap
or an outdated map
to hold up a world loving lies
just what could we ask
when we're taken to task
just what would shoulds have done?
It's been a bet to hedge
that when living on the edge
that you'll get cut to smithereens
but I bet if you walk that line
baby, with feet like yours
you'll do fine, it's just another tightrope
and it's beneath a human being.
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Literature
a million miles apart
_a million miles apart_
some people say it's maddening
perhaps it's rather saddening
some say they feel it happening
don't you worry, dear
they'll blow us all
a million miles apart!
*one horn goes 'bwa-bah-ba-bahbah, bwa-bah-ba-bahbah, bwa-bah-ba-bahbah-da-dah-danna'*
          (or; 'mi-mi-mi-re-do, mi-mi-mi-re-do, mi-mi-mi-re-do-re-do-ti-la')
some call it caseless gravity
perhaps it's just a tragedy
some only sit with brevity
don't you worry, dear
they'll blow us all
a million miles apart!
*ten horns go 'bwa-bah-ba-bahbah, bwa-bah-ba-bahbah, bwa-bah-ba-bahbah-da-dah-danna'*
some say we'll lack for oxygen
and we'll bask like clay in the sun
some just aren't so sure when life's done
don't you worry, dear
they'll blow us all
a million miles apart!
*one hundred horns go 'bwa-bah-ba-bahbah, bwa-bah-ba-bahbah, bwa-bah-ba-bahbah-da-dah-danna'*
some will claim it's a nearing end
perhaps it's all a nothing trend
some might flex but they just won't bend
don't you worry,
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My Little Crummy Empire of Ideas :iconshackell:shackell 0 2
Literature
Emmanuel Putz
_Emmanuel Putz_
Emmanuel Putz
only lives through his crutch
stuck at the clutch
stuck at the clu-uh-utch
Emmanuel Putz
and the things he can't touch
he doesn't do very much
he doesn't do very mu-uh-uch
i'm such a mess
just take a guess
and you'll see the rest
you'll see the re-eh-est
you're such a pest
when you've been blessed
you say it's a test
you say it's a te-eh-est
Emmanuel Putz
lost his way with luck
leaving him stuck in the muck
leaving him stuck in the mu-uh-uck
Emmanuel Putz
is so far out of touch
he doesn't do very much
he doesn't do very mu-uh-uch
-fin-
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When You're Not a Tight-Fitting Rube :iconshackell:shackell 0 0

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Wireless Manifesto
Frond-licked dactyls dance - stut
tering sideways - glance against tuner
and SHIFT waves out of focus.
Unilateral static streams (twitch reflex impulses)
career on static-clear, solder seams. Circuit and cochlea
screech in unison; drifting fuzz; the buzz of another
warcry ascension, exuded through a three Kelvin radiation skin.
Transcend voiceless vaccuum ennui with finite bursts
of political agenda; then the fundamentalist
enmity tension calms while Chopin flautists flounce
lambently. Vibratos, concertos, nü metal thrashes
and lashes of concupiscent crashes -- symbolic
embolisms. Retired mechanical engineers
compose treatise on post-industrial
grunge with just a hint of techno
funk, the prospects are limitless -
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dry
-
my alabaster
acidity burns
in brightly
branded circles
coat hangers
dangle questions
gathering dust
and static
shocking brunette
audience once
rooted into
standing ovation.   
woolen tongue
wooden frame an
innocent jugular
bleeding a
farcical fuzzy
franchise over
appalachains
of stemless apples.
fear deserted
my fault
lines aging
hourglass serve
burning hands
to carry dusty
baggage left
hanging through
this dry salvation.
-
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Empties litter the laminate
tucked away sofa-side
or strategically placed
on marble-hearth-top,
where delinquent toes
cannot graze, avoiding
terminal imbalance
and frantic scuttling
for household absorbents.
Even under the influence,
a modicum of wisdom
peers around corners
of alcoves and fittings,
some, it would appear
but then, not quite enough.
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Dreaming Of Wang's Carpets
Risen;
Genteel, thrumming sines,
skyward, oscillate.
Myself,
a dreary haze, afloat;
razed by cubist seas
                       e   e
                       a   a
                       seas.
Lo!
Among those hollow, plastic cubes,
An other one; one other me:
  "A me! A me!
  Is it thee?
  No, not I;
  it is a she."
'Lo she.
By her, irradiant Asian-made,
on Irish panpipe-voice, were played:
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Eno Logic

1. Art is that which is not essential to living
2. Life does not require meaning to exist, i.e. meaning is not essential.

If 1 and 2 are true, meaning is art, as it is not essential.
  • Listening to: Days and Months are the Travellers of Eternity
  • Watching: out for the next step.
  • Playing: Terraria, Payday: The Heist, Borderlands 2
  • Eating: food
and so I conclude I failed you
it had nothing to do with deserves
or waiters serving just deserts
the love I had was truly selfish

I just couldn't let my ego go
that's something I think I know
who knows if I'll ever get it right
those days move further out of sight

I miss your embrace most of all
the firmity it offered beyond pall
my favourite pictures of you smile
taking solace you had time worthwhile

my weary heart, it refuses to restart
I find it lingering in doubt all the time
"one day I'll forgive myself proper", I say
holding out that just might be today

I should go easier on my worst mistakes
getting better is more than what's at stake
the love I give now shouldn't have to pay
my only wish, still, was that you could stay
Untitled
For NJ.

(firmity is not a word, but I don't care about that just right now)

((at last, an 'untitled' from me. I can't muster a good title yet))
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_James M. Bellish's Anti-Schism Realty_

Are you having trouble resolving your in-group/out-group psychological problems?

Then you, discerning viewer, need a consensus realtor!

Look no further* than James M. Bellish's Anti-Schism Realty. We'll get those round** pegs in your square*** holes in no time!

Here at M. Bellish's ASR, we specialise in human peculiarity. For instance, did you know you can tell a lot about those who say they oppose you by how they imagine you, should they be so beneficent to delve into their diatribe?

That's right, because the only people who aren't on-board with whatever you're doing this week ARE...

- pro-bully no-lifers
- autistic 'sperg' cucks
- virgins who can't get laid
- toxic nazi imperialist manchildren
- living with their parents SHOCKHORROR
- single-spectrum cishetero scumbags
- living in the basement HORRORSHOCK
- must be compensating for something somewhere somehow
- a generation raised on infinite, unrelenting hatred

While those who are on-board with you ARE...

- promoting auto-parkour by example, the art of getting over yourself!
- totally not-fascists, like Not-Zombies are not zombies
- are only willing to resort to mocking someone's virility over a disagreement in discourse when they deserve it!
- inclusive AND diverse, because those two concepts are mutually exclusive enough that they amount to greater complementary meaning when lumped together ****
- championing people of all races, because it's not reinforcing concepts of race to insist they belong to races that need championing
- avoiding perpetuating inflammatory behaviour; no fanning of flames allowed, except when it's the flames of pride, with one's enemies as fuel
- anti-globalist and/or no-borders advocates *****
- multicultural hegemonists
- certainly not causebuzzwhores, not like that group we're automatically opposed to that's certainly got negatively-geared traction!
- perfect the way they are (except when they have notions of independence and disagree with how they're supposed to be perfect)
- wanting everyone to feel welcome, just not those people who make us feel unwelcome

Consensus Real Estate is the new frontier! Get your foot stuck in the door of the consensus realtor boom TODAY!

Act now and take advantage of our discounts on having to think for yourself! Or anyone else for that matter! *wink*

At M. Bellish's Anti-Schism Realty, we'll keep you together.

* If you look past us, you might want to turn the transparency down on your AR settings (some AR solutions call this setting Opacity)
** We reserve the right to decline to do business with any inclined helical planes wrapped around a spherical axis
*** No refunds will be made available for client holes found to be rectangular
**** We advise you don't let white women into 'women talks' no more, since they betrayed Hillary
***** We're no longer able to guarantee with any certainty which of these two is the flavour of the moment

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James M. Bellish's Anti-Schism Realty
While I don't doubt I could polarise whomever reads this, all I have to say is this: I refuse to swim with piranhas, especially if they lack a broad sense of humour.

I'm considering becoming automatically against anyone who demands that if 'I'm not with them, I'm against them'; I don't have to be party to your preferences to deserve your respect. I was ostracised from my peer group for 7 years of my childhood and then eventually got moved from my country of birth to the current country of residence, where by default I stick out like a sore thumb as 'not from the culture'; as a result ever since, it is arguable that I've had an outsider perspective and have had most of my compulsions to go along with groupthink beaten out of me by merciless bullying. However, rigidity of thinking is the exact thing I'm criticising here and something I would aspire to never ascribe to for it's own sake.

Speaking as both a sociologically and anthropologically inclined thinker... The unassailable spacing afforded to prominent discourses in our modern world is both idiopathic and crazy. I honestly would like to hitchhike with any passing intergalactic ships so if you got a ride; if you know of any or are about to charter a ride off the planet to somewhere habitable, please consider bringing me along. I promise to do my best helping the starfolk as, frankly, I'm starting to give up hope that there's any collective intelligence on this planet at large.

Here's some evidence of how people tear each other down while saying they're on the side that builds people up:

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www.chicagotribune.com/columns…
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_Psyche Cull_

some days are better than others
some minutes don't know their place
some seconds will doubt your druthers
confusing clocks which way to face

the weeks rest between meeting ends
and fortnights are but a glimmer;
these tunnels are without finish
like water brought to boil without simmer

months go faster than the speed of thought
as will the years as though they ought
but the days spent in morning?
and the hours of the night?

you can only bet your time is precious
since there's no return on the investment
like a blunder stumbling into wonder
moving onwards might as well be prescient

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This content is intended for mature audiences.

_Goons, Hooligans & Thugs_

Goons, hooligans & thugs
opiates & laxatives
etiquette & rules rules rules
petty dreams & bursting seams
spoil the rod & spare the child
you can't say that YOU CAN'T SAY THAT
i'd be lying
if i said my feeling's weren't mixed
hiding deathly behind the scenes
i see you forgot my mind was wild
a tolerance to the high of life
a bid for authority & magnesia
stoic & ascetic & in denial
like it'll do some good, somehow
like power's up for auction
a scheme to move past schemes
i haven't been fine in a long while
soapbox episodes & high horses
you don't need to talk like that
cops & robbers, cowboys & indians
what's wrong with you lately?
nothing that couldn't be fixed?
how do you right a ship
adrift in dreams of destiny
it's alright
you don't have to say
it's alright
it is so familiar
it's just not the same
isn't it a shame ISN'T IT A SHAME
why did it have to be this way?
shouldn't you try harder?
shouldn't you simply try?
people who think they know why why why
public cholestorol & crowded streets
levied escorts & penthouse digs
deadbeat alcohol & a safe retreat
RC platforms & dirigible rigs
what are we gonna do with
24 hour bullshit
can't even keep up
give the news viagra
can't even keep up
it's alright
you don't have to say
it's alright, alright?
come with us and get loose,
don't fret your bungee-cable noose
close your eyes if you've seen it all
close your eyes if you've seen it at all
and pass the sauce, you goose
you'd think I'd be a better fool for you

-fin-
Goons, Hooligans + Thugs
Recently beat Yakuza 0.

8/10.
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Eno Logic

1. Art is that which is not essential to living
2. Life does not require meaning to exist, i.e. meaning is not essential.

If 1 and 2 are true, meaning is art, as it is not essential.
  • Listening to: Days and Months are the Travellers of Eternity
  • Watching: out for the next step.
  • Playing: Terraria, Payday: The Heist, Borderlands 2
  • Eating: food

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JA Greene
Artist | Student | Literature
Current Residence: A triangular box (in a box (which is actually to the left of the slightly bigger box (in a box)))

Fav music genre: Anything that doesn't wear out after the first couple of listens

Fav art style: Evocative, Epiphanic, Estatic, Exemplary Erudite

OS: Default

Skin of choice: Flexible reptile scales don't measure up like they used to

Fav cartoon character(s): The Horse from Ren & Stimpy (and the eponymous), Sam & Max, Rocko, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Invader Zim, GIR, Spike, Kamina & Simon

Personal Quote: Ignorance of the people is no excuse for law.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on no resolutions and the other recent little stars.
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shackell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Student Writer
Glad to be able to read them and hopefully encourage more of their 'siblings' to spur along.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
I actually like the way the first & last stanzas
stand out from the rest; like bookends for the
tumbling middle. It's your piece though, so
edit as you like.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the :+fav: on Eerie, Indiana.
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shackell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Student Writer
Thanks for sharing it
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the little yellow star.
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shackell Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Student Writer
if only I could offer things of greater substance
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I appreciate the :+fav:.
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shackell Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Student Writer
You are most welcome as that one rung a little too close to home for my recent years.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yummmm typewriter cake
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