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Literature
Growth
Morning turns to day
Day to evening
Evening to night
Slowly the fire dies
The blood no longer drips
Onto the page
The way it did when we were kids
We are no longer the tortured youth
Spending days between classes
Wallowing in the mud
The blood no longer drains from our faces
And out of our wrists
Sunflowers bloom along our sidewalks
In lots previously populated by derelict dirt
From nothingness life has taken hold
But we remember our roots
Sometimes at night our demons return
Shrieking outside the bedroom window
But we have learned the value of a pane of glass
A warm bed
And a good nights rest
We have grown up
We have moved on
We have built something out of nothing
Now sitting here across from you
Sipping my warm tea
Reflecting
I see clearly
That we were never alone
We may not have known
At the time
That we swam with the dolphins
When our strength gave out
They pushed us to land
So we might gather new strength
New resolve
And swim again
You always lent a helping hand
Tucking me into bl
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Literature
The Sun May Set But It Will Rise Again
Ribbon scars litter her forearms
Landmarks on the roadmap of her life
Her cheeks stained with the tears
Of a thousand sleepless nights
I cautiously draw near and inquire carefully
"Oh those?" she says "don't matter. You wouldn't understand anyway..."
Calmly I roll up my sleeve
Revealing marks my own
Cutting roads to nowhere
Revealing how alone
I've felt and cried through sleepless nights
See the marks on your skin? They match right up with mine.
So don't tell me I wouldn't know,
It's very clear I do.
I've lived through countless nights
And even tried to take my life.
Bit every day that sun did rise
And smile at my weary eyes.
It told me that I shouldn't die
No matter how much I'd like
To end my sorry, empty life
So I kept living
And each day come with more meaning
I'm not cured yet but each day is better than the last
So please tell me, are your scars your past
Or your present?
Because if they're past we are one
But if they're present then there's a reason
Our eyes met
There's a reason
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Literature
So Let Us Dance Beneath The Starlight
Your eyes caught mine from across the room
A spark of recognition
As I realized I knew you
You took my hand and lead me through fields
Of purple flowers
I picked them and wove them into a crown for you
Adorned with the moon
Which I plucked from the sky for you
You blushed and smiled as I placed it on your head
Then took your hand and lead
Us in dance to the minuet
Of nightfall
ASnd as our dance came to a close
I pulled you in close
And held you in my arms
I whispered to you "I've missed you"
You whispered back "I've missed you too"
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Literature
Alcoholism
The secret of my sorrow lies in the bottom of this bottle
Shot for shot I seek a solution
With each sip the burn slips down my throat
Destroying another piece of me
I drink to remember happiness
I drink to forget loneliness
Each sip, a hedonistic voyage to drunken debauchery
I reach to the bottle hoping your hand would stay mine
But it's no use
It's no use
The bottles pile up around me
Imprisoning my heart
Imprisoning my soul
Imprisoning my mind
I am as empty as the bottles around me
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Literature
Grey
Grey trees under a grey sky
My grey car mumbles discomfort
As I speed along the grey road
Once home I take my favourite blue pen
And explore the corners of the bone white page
Despite the oppressive weight of my grey room
In this grey house
Retreating inwards so words may flow out
I explore the deep purple of night
Little white stars form a brilliant river
Past the yellow-orange harvest moon
The silver shapes of trees border the river
As an orange fox darts through the bushes
A majestic white owl flies overhead
Unleashing its shrill guttural shriek
I take a seat on the edge of a pond
And stare in on the rainbow of fish
Swimming lazy circles
Catching the moths that flit about the surface
A deep golden sun befins to ridse
Beams of light pierce the foliage
Washing the world anew
As the last words drip from my pen
I breathe a heavy sigh
Grumbling in discomfort
As I prepare to return to the outside world
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Literature
Masks
Porcelain masks over disfigured faces
I progress thourhg the clustered crowd
Every wandering eye a dagger
Stabbing deep into my childhood folly
Regret spills out of the wound
Dripping memories into words
Staining the page a deep red
I take a deep gasping breath
Your image once more filling my mind with colour
You sat on your bed
An acoustic guitar in your precious grasp
You plucked reminiscent songs with a quarter
Held steady and sure
I sat transfixed with a smile on my face
And a vision in my heart
With a promise that I failed to deliver
As I'm torn back to the present
You take off your mask
Revealing scars and cuts not yet healed
And whisper
"I forgive you"
I come to in a puddle of my own anguish
As a bottle of memories crashes on the ground
Slipped from my grasp
The scent permeates the air
But it wasnt what caused these tears to form
And as I mop up the remnants
I take off my mask
Revealing scars and cuts not yet healed
And whisper
"Thank you"
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Literature
Introspection/Realization
An endless cycle of worries and concerns
Whirls around my turbulent mind
As days blur into months
And months blur into years
Years and Years of constant introspection
Questions I no longer know the answer to
But you know what?
I'm beginning to understand
That it's ok to be uncertain
It's ok to not hold all the cards
It's ok to not have all the answers
Uncertainty is the beginning of true understanding
I do not know what tomorrow brings
I do not know where the stars will be
I do not know where the wind will blow
I do not know where I will find myself
And that's ok
Because no matter how things turn out
I will be there
Calm, cool, and collected
To take it on
With a clear mind
And a content heart
I can conquer anything
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Literature
True Love Is Hidden In The Simplest Affections
I lock up in your presence
In awe of you
I still say stupid things when I'm nervous
And your smile is enough
You always knew how to read my heart
For that gift I am blessed
Blessed to be a part of your life
So I stand here
Grinning like an idiot
The same grin I wore to our first kiss
The same grind I've always worn
Since the day you first held my hand
You were always my anchor
Keeping me steady no matter how big the waves grew
Or how strong the winds blew
With my heart
Held firmly in your grasp
We can make it through
We can make it through
You were always the girl
Who loved the cool ocean breeze
The soft crunch of sand beneath your toes
And the sound of the seabirds
Your voice held the chorus of a thousand angels
Your smile reflected the light of a million suns
In the face of death you give life
With that life, meaning
And the promise that each day
Would be better than the last
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Literature
Precious Memories Built Upon Your Deceit
Another bottle empty
Like my heart as I spill these words on the page
Written in the ink that flows from my veins
I write this letter to you
You taught me
To laugh
To sing
To dance
You showed me
Love
Joy
Compassion
When I needed it most
But now as my torment reaches fever pitch
You vanish
Like everything before
Like everything after
Like everything in these bottles
That litter my bedside
That fill the void you left
For only a moment
In that moment
I experience a fake peace
Built on lies
I'm lying to myself
Just as you lied to me when you said you would return
It's been years
And I'm still waiting
Still hoping that what you said was true
But without so much as a proper letter
Between smalltalk and miscommunicated messages
I can no longer be certain
All I want now is to forget you
Forget the image scarred into my mind
A portrait
A monument to your memory
Built in the foundation of my soul
To remove you is to destroy myself
To spill my precious lifeblood
But it would be wasted
All you bui
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Literature
Everything will be alright
Your smile resides in the sun
Thawing my frozen heart
With tender affection
But with each drop dripping away
Less and less is left
The void in my chest grows ever deeper
Tears roll down my pained face
As you reassure me
"Everything will be alright"
But how? How can everything be fine when I feel so empty inside?
So empty without you?
"With each drop you make way for what's next"
Then tell me, what IS next?
What comes next?
I am lost without your guidance
Without your hand to lead me
"Just trust me, everything will be alright"
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Literature
Even Though You Aren't Here You Will Always Be...
Eyes wide open
Waking from a nightmare
To find your face once more
Your hand within reach
I grab hold
You lead across magnificent dreamscapes
Through memories held close and dear
Up and over malicious mountain ranges
Before laying me to rest
In my own bed
I wake up
Your smile fills the room with sunlight
Warming my heart
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Literature
Untitled
Heart chained to the ground
My wings are broken
Battered
And tied to my sides
I am restrained
The concrete floor is my bed
I can't sleep
I lay awake
Counting stars through cell bars
Counting each day that passes
Killing time
As I kill myself slowly
We're all dying anyway
Some just a little faster than others
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Literature
Hesitance
The door unlocks
But I can't will myself to that the step forward
Through to the light
Emanating from
The other side
My strength leaves me
As I draw closer
Now that the opportunity presents itself
I realize I am not ready
Not ready to let go
And allow myself
Into the next chapter
I only hope
You can wait for me
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Literature
Untitled
The air is still
The world is asleep
The ground wrapped in fresh snow
I walk alone through an empty field
The only sound is the cold crunch beneath my feet
You stand before me
A silent specter in this winter themed wasteland
Wrapped in light
I can't remember the last time I saw you like this
So clean, so pure
So brilliant
As brilliant as the mon on this winter morning
You held out your hand and whispered softly in a solemn voice
"I'm sorry"
As I reached out to you I replied
"I forgive you"
But before the words had left my lips
You vanished
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Literature
Rebirth
Rainclouds pour the tears of angels
Upon the barren landscape
We are locked in endless embrace
Our blood pooling together
Binding our hearts in this fatal moment
Your soft dove wings
A direct contrast to mine
My leathery bat wings
But you don't care
You don't care
Not one bit
Slowly but surely
The radiance of your affection
Shatters the obsidian prison
I've locked myself in
Light pours forth
From cracks forming on the surface
I am captivated in your righteous embrace
Chunks of rock and sin fall from my shattered heart
As white feathers emerge
I am transformed
Reborn in your arms
A holy flame envelopes us
As the blood dries
Burning away my imperfections
In your eyes
To you I am perfect
To you I am perfect
Just the way I am
My unholy wings are gone
Replaced with a set that matches your own
In your eyes
I am perfect
In your arms
I am made whole
The storm subsides
We look around
And find ourselves
Surrounded by
Ivory flowers
Bathed in golden sunlight
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Literature
Lost
I am lost amidst the rapids
Swirling aimlessly around my head
I drift where the current takes me
With no purpose or direction
Your light shines in my mind
An ideation of heaven
Your dove wings
Wrap a warm blanket around my heart
Once you were everything
You were the ground beneath my feet
The rhythm in my soul
And the presence at my side
But now I'm alone
Left to float along
with no sense of direction
Or purpose
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Morning turns to day
Day to evening
Evening to night

Slowly the fire dies
The blood no longer drips
Onto the page
The way it did when we were kids

We are no longer the tortured youth
Spending days between classes
Wallowing in the mud
The blood no longer drains from our faces
And out of our wrists

Sunflowers bloom along our sidewalks
In lots previously populated by derelict dirt
From nothingness life has taken hold

But we remember our roots

Sometimes at night our demons return
Shrieking outside the bedroom window
But we have learned the value of a pane of glass
A warm bed
And a good nights rest

We have grown up
We have moved on
We have built something out of nothing

Now sitting here across from you
Sipping my warm tea
Reflecting
I see clearly
That we were never alone

We may not have known
At the time
That we swam with the dolphins

When our strength gave out
They pushed us to land
So we might gather new strength
New resolve
And swim again

You always lent a helping hand
Tucking me into blankets wove from sand
You cradled my head gently in angel wings
And watched carefully

Watched me grow
From sapling to majestic oak
Standing tall above the canopy
Out from the shaded ground below
So I may gaze into the sapphire sky
Strong
Does anyone even still follow me? It's been so long. I've missed you guys. Life is slowing down and I have time to devote to poetry now so I guess I'll be posting more frequently.

It's gonna be a while before my work is up to my standards though. I miss the passion and power I had in my older work. I guess it's something you can't force though.

It's also hard for me to write when I don't have someone I'm writing about but that's my own problem.

What was the point of this journal? To remind you guys I exist and to find out if you guys still exist.
Ribbon scars litter her forearms
Landmarks on the roadmap of her life
Her cheeks stained with the tears
Of a thousand sleepless nights

I cautiously draw near and inquire carefully

"Oh those?" she says "don't matter. You wouldn't understand anyway..."

Calmly I roll up my sleeve
Revealing marks my own
Cutting roads to nowhere
Revealing how alone
I've felt and cried through sleepless nights
See the marks on your skin? They match right up with mine.
So don't tell me I wouldn't know,
It's very clear I do.
I've lived through countless nights
And even tried to take my life.
Bit every day that sun did rise
And smile at my weary eyes.
It told me that I shouldn't die
No matter how much I'd like
To end my sorry, empty life

So I kept living
And each day come with more meaning

I'm not cured yet but each day is better than the last
So please tell me, are your scars your past
Or your present?

Because if they're past we are one
But if they're present then there's a reason
Our eyes met
There's a reason I'm here talking to you

So take my hand and I'll lead you
Through twilit meadows under the moon
And carry you to morning's light

Because the sun may set
But it will rise again
Your eyes caught mine from across the room
A spark of recognition
As I realized I knew you

You took my hand and lead me through fields
Of purple flowers
I picked them and wove them into a crown for you
Adorned with the moon
Which I plucked from the sky for you

You blushed and smiled as I placed it on your head
Then took your hand and lead
Us in dance to the minuet
Of nightfall

ASnd as our dance came to a close
I pulled you in close
And held you in my arms

I whispered to you "I've missed you"
You whispered back "I've missed you too"
The secret of my sorrow lies in the bottom of this bottle
Shot for shot I seek a solution

With each sip the burn slips down my throat
Destroying another piece of me

I drink to remember happiness
I drink to forget loneliness

Each sip, a hedonistic voyage to drunken debauchery
I reach to the bottle hoping your hand would stay mine
But it's no use
It's no use

The bottles pile up around me
Imprisoning my heart
Imprisoning my soul
Imprisoning my mind

I am as empty as the bottles around me
Does anyone even still follow me? It's been so long. I've missed you guys. Life is slowing down and I have time to devote to poetry now so I guess I'll be posting more frequently.

It's gonna be a while before my work is up to my standards though. I miss the passion and power I had in my older work. I guess it's something you can't force though.

It's also hard for me to write when I don't have someone I'm writing about but that's my own problem.

What was the point of this journal? To remind you guys I exist and to find out if you guys still exist.

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useakey Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
nice stories
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FallenArchetype Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, much appreciated!
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Sam-the-Tundra Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is meh
the wolf
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FallenArchetype Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The wolf? As in the paintedwolf? How goes it man?
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Sam-the-Tundra Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good, I had to make a new account due to creepy stalkers
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FallenArchetype Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi, that's rough. I don't understand stalking. Or stalkers. It's one of the few things I'll never be able to understand.
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LaceyCheshireGrin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna be a little shameless right now and just leave this here xD 
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FallenArchetype Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jeez, I've been broke forever, haha. Did you end up meeting that goal?
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LaceyCheshireGrin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I did ^^
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FallenArchetype Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome, congrats! :)
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