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Medusa and the Blind Man
There was a man – a wandering soul Who walked contented alone Eyes clouded with experience But grievances, he had none "For I'm as free as one can be And calmly I pace my miles. No horrors on earth anymore to see And all vain hope beguiled." When – as in myth – this man once brace Walked upon the gorgon's lair, With fierce eyes, no mask disguised Her many writhing hair But he – eyes dim – held out a hand And beckoned closer monster fair And she, for he, at once confused Took flight and left him there. And so the man did find a stone To sit and rest a time With salted meat and water skin Then swore h
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Ownership
Do not see too closely, The garb it hides behind, For all you know, 'tis mostly A wretched, holey kind. And if you seek to grasp it, (this thing which I have woven), Even the strength of mindful men, Will not tear it open. See now how the colours change, Here and there new sights appear, So just sit back for there's no need, To own it yet, my dear.
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Contextualising
Here's one for the history            books Just don't mention politics            religion And certainly don't breathe a word of           media Or anything else of sizeable            influence Which may or may not allow            your Poetry to be misinterpreted by            thoughts Of context in the future. Move along now, surely there's nothing to           see?
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Addiction
Love is the sweetest addiction, At the end you get what you deserve, A lie’s still a lie by omission, It’s a bullet you don’t want to swerve. And the smell and the taste that lie hot on my senses, Well there’s no other drug that comes close And I’ll break down my walls and smash all my pretences But it’s still just your love that I crave the most It’s the most bitter nectar, it’s the cleanest of smoke And it eats you alive piece by piece And you’re so consumed by the words that they spoke That you’re screaming inside for release And I smile and I wait to come down from the high 't
Wars of Warwick
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Medusa and the Blind Man
There was a man – a wandering soul Who walked contented alone Eyes clouded with experience But grievances, he had none "For I'm as free as one can be And calmly I pace my miles. No horrors on earth anymore to see And all vain hope beguiled." When – as in myth – this man once brace Walked upon the gorgon's lair, With fierce eyes, no mask disguised Her many writhing hair But he – eyes dim – held out a hand And beckoned closer monster fair And she, for he, at once confused Took flight and left him there. And so the man did find a stone To sit and rest a time With salted meat and water skin Then swore h
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Do not see too closely, The garb it hides behind, For all you know, 'tis mostly A wretched, holey kind. And if you seek to grasp it, (this thing which I have woven), Even the strength of mindful men, Will not tear it open. See now how the colours change, Here and there new sights appear, So just sit back for there's no need, To own it yet, my dear.
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Contextualising
Here's one for the history            books Just don't mention politics            religion And certainly don't breathe a word of           media Or anything else of sizeable            influence Which may or may not allow            your Poetry to be misinterpreted by            thoughts Of context in the future. Move along now, surely there's nothing to           see?
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After the day
After the day has come and gone, And all I did was age After the last of the sun has shone, Once more my mind is caged… A block of ice has no emotion – A life void – of any love, Never caring about devotion, Despair fits – just like a glove. The shadows shy away from me! Others bare their inner souls, Yet I – I merely see to see! You are only who you are. I don't need much of anything, I just remember to breathe – Forget – just what emotion can bring… But suddenly – so swiftly! I'm not who I used to be…
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Childhood Rememberance
You say you remember my childhood well Guess what? I do too Without the smog of 'What could have been' clouding fake memories. Incorrect. I didn't care about any of that, still don't. Even though I now have ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with, you're Judas really aren't you? Betrayer, tinker, tailor... I remember eyes tight shut, wishing, praying for it to stop. What does it matter now? Free as a bird...as a bird in a cage. Trapped by memories Some never fail to amuse I'm older now, stronger, wiser I look in the mirror and shudder guess who's face I see, reflected in my own? Fear never leaves Just rears its hea
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Mute Matinee
I forgot how to speak. Her tongue, weak as a newborn lamb, struggled under the syllables, the consonants, the vowels, for me. I wanted to tell her so many things, but each time, I opened my mouth to confess, I could not. I formed the letters with her, aping as much as I prayed, hoping for the next time, the next heartbeat, I could tell her, I was dying to tell her, everything. In the beginning I recited the best. I waxed, I waned, I was the perfect liar. Everything could be explained. Doubts were for fickle, insecure plebeians. I was emperor, king on high, of her lies. I lied, until even I, began to believe it. And w
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We Walk Together
We walk together, Silent. There is no need for words, Not here. Butterflies land on yellow spring flowers, Dancing away as we near. Who has tread this path before us, I wonder. Old and wild, This path has been left behind. We know its secrets, But as to who has walked we are blind. Shadows race before us and at our heels, Phantoms of what we are and what we have been. Lupine smiles and god-aware eyes, One that sees darkness and the other for lies. A spectral flash of white purged with silver, And one burden of blood to fall on the sacrifice's shoulder. Untamed and carrying such responsibility, We let them room free to d
Our Lighthouse
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www.inspired-quill.com
I guess since I never update these blogs anymore, I should at least leave up something to do with my main project. Inspired Quill, (or 'I.Q' for short – snazzy huh?) is a review and resource based literature website which endeavours to be accessible to anyone. We update every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! We aim to be a platform for budding young writers and critics, allowing them to get their voices heard by an online community that cares about books and other forms of literature. We also wish to become a place where older, more experienced writers can also either re-establish themselves, or simply utilise this website to help and adv
Mercilessly stolen quiz.
Stolen from Saki, mostly because I've never seen this one before. Ten Things I Wish I Could Say to People: 1. "Stop trying to live your life through me." 2. "I might still love you, but I don't respect you and I certainly don't like you." 3. "This isn't working. We both know this isn't working, so it needs to stop." 4. "I don't give a shit about your petty 'woe is me' moments. Find someone else to listen to you." 5. "You're a self rightious ass who doesn't live in the real world." 6. "Grow up and stop acting like an absolute child." 7. "Whatever happens, you will always have me. Always." 8. "You get that I like you, right? Even thoug
Booktin is looking for writers!
The title says it all, really. At the moment, Booktin is a website that concentrates on book reviews, and articles written by independant authors and other writers. Obviously, each piece is fully attributed to whoever writes it. As Booktin grows, the experience you will gain by writing for the site will hold more weight, and the networking you accomplish whilst working for Booktin will also be of an added benefit. Booktin is going through somewhat of a revamp at the moment. We need some enthusiastic writers to boost up content so that in the near future, we can add things such as a forum to give the site more of a community feel, rather tha

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Quintega|Hobbyist Photographer
Hey long time no hear
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HAAPPYYY B-DAAYYYYYY
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stonehart|Student Writer
Happy Birthday, wonderful!
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jessicalharris|Student Filmographer
Read your emailsss :) :heart:
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jessicalharris|Student Filmographer
I used to talk to you all the time on my old account :iconmissmusicchick101: hey :} you okay? :squee:
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sjslack|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey there!

Indeed, I remember you. -Chuckles- I'm not too bad thanks, yourself?

Just had a look at your profile...it's a small world! I graduate from Leicester Uni on Friday. ;)
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jessicalharris|Student Filmographer
awesome :) I hoped you would remember me! and oh wow!! no way :o very small world!! Do you live in leicester? What do you study? :) :squee:
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