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Purified Under The Heat Of A Thousand Suns
Take my life under a magnifying glass
Burn away the imperfections
Through the magnification
Of a thousand flaming suns
There won't be much left
Once the impurities melt away
But what is left
Is yours to keep
Keep it sacred
Keep it safe
The last bits of purity left in my heart
They're extremely fragile
I am prone to corruption
At the faintest breeze
I oxidize
Rusting away
I suggest submerging my heart in oil
Something to coat it
To preserve the newly pure surface
To keep it away from degradation
For if you don't
The cycle will begin anew
I will take up new despicable rot
New layers of grime and filth
The process will need to start anew
It gets more and more painful
With each repetition
Yielding less and less of me
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Literature
Purgatory
Smothering warmth shrouds me
In this frozen tundra
As I sink slowly into the ice
Despite the oppressive weight
My body feels weightless
Drifting through eternity
My hair unfurls in tendrils
Held aloft by visions
I see myself suspended in oblivion
A purgatory, a prison
I serve my sentence unfazed
Uncaring
Lifeless
Let eternity take me
I have submitted myself
Strung up like a puppet
To do its bidding
My body held aloft
By emptiness
Nothingness
There is no gravity
Nor scenery to interact with
Only peaceful tranquility
As the fire inside smoulders
Leaving behind nothing
Not even ash to clothe myself
I am resigned in my fate
To drift aimless
Lifeless
Through forever
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Permanent Impermanence
With you head cradled gently against my chest
You listened to my heart beat
Finding solace in the gentle pulse
I ran my fingers through your silken hair
You looked up at me
With a song in your eyes
And a smile that could pierce the heavens
You asked me
"Can this moment last forever?"
I promised
With all the strength my heart could muster
"Yes. Yes it can."
That was 5 years ago
Life's tumultuous tides
Have since driven us apart
But that moment is still immortalised
In our thoughts
The impermanence of time
Made permanent in memory
Still the waves pull us back together
As they see fit
Sometimes I see you in dreams
Dreams reflecting memories
Of the time we used to share
But even now it fades away
Grains of sand in an hourglass
The weight of what once was
Bears down on my heart
Weakening its resolve
To maintain that sacred memory
But against all odds
The image burns brightly in my mind
I hope you still feel the same
Still dream about me
Still smile when you see me walking by
I hope you'll a
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Literature
Untitled
I'm chasing your ghost
Following your footsteps
Every corner I take
You're slipping past the next
Every door I open
You're just closing another
I clutch a letter to my chest
A letter you left last fall
That says "I love you always"
"you are my everything"
"I'm always by your side"
I want this to be true
But to make it so
I need you
To be here
So I continue chasing your ghost
Through twisting halls
Up winding stairs
In the hopes that one day you'll slow down
Turn around
And smile
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Literature
My Sad Sorry Safe Place
The contents of this bottle burn
A sweet familiar burn
A burn that cleanses out my soul
If only for a moment
Slowly my head starts swimming
For a moment I'm disconnected from the world
I am a chimpanzee
On stilts
Holding a pair of plastic grabbers
A glass of water tips on its side
Its tears pour out
Soaking the pillow
The sheets
The mattress
I may or may not have tried to send a couple text messages
I guess I'll find out tomorrow morning
But for now I'll hope the phone lights
With that familiar little envelope shaped icon
I'll reminisce about simpler times
About plastic benches on the blacktop
Flip phones
Four square
Swingsets
Sack lunch
My romanticised ideal of what once was
In my stupor I find peace
Through the murk I find clarity
My detachment becomes a blanket
Protecting me from cold, cruel reality
I'll put on a show in the background
Something to match my melancholy mood
Something to allow me to pour myself out
Without fear of what it would mean
If someone were to see
In this haze
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Literature
Puppetmaster
You wove my heart into your personal marionette
Tugging the strings
Toying with me
You pulled me to and fro
As your whims dictated
When I became boring
When you inevitably lost interest
You tossed me aside
On top of the pile of old boring hearts
Ready to work your magic on the next poor soul
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Literature
Anxiety
A verdant sea tickles my feet
The scent of fresh rain and fresher mowed grass embraces me
The most vibrant blue sits overhead
offering rays of encouragement
A hand reaches out of my chest
Crawls up
Crushes my larynx
I can't breathe
I can't cry out
It drags me under
Drowning me in an ocean of trash
I am choking
Fighting the fingers around my throat
I claw desperately to free myself
But I can't
I try (and fail) to take a final breath
Before I am pulled under
Now in my refuse cocoon
I lose consciousness
I reawaken lord knows how much later
Nothing to indicate the prior events
Except a lingering stench
Of decayed meat and overripe bananas
And the shadow of a hand impressed upon my neck
I bathe in a pool of my tears
Trying to eliminate this unholy fragrance
In the hopes that the next attack never comes
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Literature
Spring Come Quickly, Renew This Cold Dead Ground
Winter's blanket suffocates the earth
Killing what little green was left
Burying hope
Choking on its final breaths
Hang on little bird
The cold binds your wings
But the sun will rise
Spring sunshine thaws the frost
Revealing barren earth
Take the till to my body
Tear me apart
So I may be renewed
Hang on little bird
I know this hurts
But soon you will be whole again
As the beginnings take root
Love peaks out from the destitute ground
Pushing flower buds from the burial mound
The place where desolation was buried
Fly free little bird
Your heart unbound
Pour out your light upon the earth
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Literature
4 Years
The closet contains corpses
In varying states of decay
The remains of precious memories
Left unused, they fade away
I miss you more and more
With each and every day
I know you won't come back
I wish you would have stayed
The carrion clutters my consciousness
It leads my heart astray
The vibrant colours of life
Slowly fade to grey
This pile of rotting bodies
Will soon have one more friend
I'll will be rid of you
This will be the end
For me
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Literature
May This Season Take Me Far Away
In the midnight I hear the stars
They sing songs of leaving
I take my leave
Fluttering about with autumn's leaves
Floating with no purpose
I don't know where this current will take me
Nor do I care
For now I'm just content to be moving
Not long ago I wished
I wished this season would take me
Take me somewhere, anywhere
As long as it was far from here
I wished for daggers to carve out my heart
So I could no longer feel the sting of betrayal
Or the sting of sharp tears cutting down my face
I guess I got my wish
Now without a goodbye
I hope this new path takes me to a place amongst the heavens
So I may be free of this earthly torment
Free and happy
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Literature
I Guess This Is The End Of An Era
Day by day I build the strength
To make up for the strength you took
When you left
Night by night I catch up on the sleep
I missed out on while watching the stars
With you
Morning by morning I realise
I no longer have to pour a second bowl of cereal
Since you aren't gonna be here to it
Evening by evening I drive past the spots
We used to stop at and watch the sea
Since you're no longer here to sit beside me
I'll need to find new places to explore
New patterns to follow
Maybe I'll still skip the sleep
Maybe I'll find new constellations
Or make a few of my own
No longer can I weave a crown of fallen leaves for you
No longer will we lay in green fields drawing shapes in the clouds together
No longer will we splash together in the puddles the rain leaves behind
For a time I'll walk past the puddles
Crunch the leaves beneath my feet
Ignore the clouds except to tell the weather
Leave the grass alone
But that will lose its charm
Soon enough I'll be doing the things we used to do together
On m
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Literature
Shame
The midnight air bites my skin with its icy fangs
I draw my coat closer
Covering my shame
A shame no one can see
A shame the wind threatens to expose
I want to roll up the windows and turn on the heater
But my shame will permeate the air
The scent of rot will pierce my nostrils
Make me wretch
I take my shame
And bury it
Hoping finally I will be free
I go home
Lay in bed
Close my eyes
Sunrise reveals to my surprise
My shame has clawed out of its grave
Crawled home
And gorged itself upon my conscience
I am paralysed
Maybe if I close my eyes
I'll go back to sleep
Awaken from my nightmare
But my shame appears in my dreams
Chasing me
Threatening to devour me
With dagger claws and jagged teeth
It tears my heart to shreds
I awaken once more
With tear stained pillow
I cry out into the morning light
But the curtains are drawn
The sun cannot hear me
So for now I resign myself to my shame
I dwell upon it
Living in fear
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Freedom
She visits me in dreams.
Sweet, serene, and slightly seductive,
With a wink and a smile she leads.
Through moonbeams and starlight.
Through fields bathed in twilight.
She promises tonight will be our night.
Her hands on my shoulders,
Mine on her hips,
She leads this dance.
A dance to praise the brilliance of living.
A dance for redemption.
A dance for rebirth.
By her hand I was brought from my chrysalis.
She broke down the shell of malicious despair
I had built around myself
With that sure smile of hers plastered on her face
She formed one on mine.
It hasn't left since.
So tonight
Under the stars
I vow to make her mine.
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Literature
I Gave You My Word. My Promise Is Everlasting.
Your waves beat against the facade
Of my promises
Trying my patience
Wearing me thin
But against the tribulation thrown at me
I stand strong
Poised victorious
In the face of nature
The nature of time
The sun will set one day
Never to rise again
And still my word will stand
You will still be able to scale down that wall
Follow that narrow path
To that hidden beach
The beach that bore witness
I will be waiting
Waiting for you
I have whispered into those walls
The same words I whispered to you
The day you held my hand
The day my heart caught fire
Those simple secret words only for your ears
My promise to you will remain
Till the end of time
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Literature
Happiness Is Two Hearts Intertwined
Our steps placed side by side
Washed away in memory
Beneath the waves
The flood approaches
Drowning my thoughts
In your precious smile
I cannot breathe
I cannot breathe without
I cannot put it into words
The warmth I feel when you're around
The fire the radiates
When your heart takes mine
When your smile
First took shape
Across my lips
When your eyes
First reflected
In mine
When you first reached out
I was cautious
Afraid
You've left me before
But now with your hand in mine
Fingers so delicately intertwined
I can't help but be happy
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Literature
Suffering By My Own Hand
These red hot spears are of my own design
I set the fires that made them glow
I threw myself upon them
Their greedy tips hungry for my blood
As my flesh seared
The stench filling my nostrils
I cried out your name to the heavens
I called upon you to end my suffering
I believed you to be my salvation from this torment
But I was deluding myself
As my boiling blood leaks from these spikes
Pooling beneath my feet
My tears join in
Diluting the blood
Deluding my thoughts
I hang myself to sleep
There may not be much left of me
But what remains is reconstructing itself
With clear eyes
And a smile
Bathing in a sun I've never seen properly
Through the rose tinted glasses you gave me
I throw them to the ground
Stomp them to pieces
And release myself
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Take my life under a magnifying glass
Burn away the imperfections
Through the magnification
Of a thousand flaming suns

There won't be much left
Once the impurities melt away
But what is left
Is yours to keep

Keep it sacred
Keep it safe
The last bits of purity left in my heart
They're extremely fragile

I am prone to corruption
At the faintest breeze
I oxidize
Rusting away

I suggest submerging my heart in oil
Something to coat it
To preserve the newly pure surface
To keep it away from degradation

For if you don't
The cycle will begin anew
I will take up new despicable rot
New layers of grime and filth

The process will need to start anew
It gets more and more painful
With each repetition
Yielding less and less of me
Smothering warmth shrouds me
In this frozen tundra
As I sink slowly into the ice
Despite the oppressive weight
My body feels weightless
Drifting through eternity

My hair unfurls in tendrils
Held aloft by visions
I see myself suspended in oblivion
A purgatory, a prison
I serve my sentence unfazed
Uncaring
Lifeless

Let eternity take me
I have submitted myself
Strung up like a puppet
To do its bidding
My body held aloft
By emptiness
Nothingness

There is no gravity
Nor scenery to interact with
Only peaceful tranquility

As the fire inside smoulders
Leaving behind nothing
Not even ash to clothe myself
I am resigned in my fate
To drift aimless
Lifeless
Through forever
With you head cradled gently against my chest
You listened to my heart beat
Finding solace in the gentle pulse
I ran my fingers through your silken hair

You looked up at me
With a song in your eyes
And a smile that could pierce the heavens
You asked me
"Can this moment last forever?"
I promised
With all the strength my heart could muster
"Yes. Yes it can."

That was 5 years ago
Life's tumultuous tides
Have since driven us apart
But that moment is still immortalised
In our thoughts
The impermanence of time
Made permanent in memory

Still the waves pull us back together
As they see fit
Sometimes I see you in dreams
Dreams reflecting memories
Of the time we used to share
But even now it fades away
Grains of sand in an hourglass

The weight of what once was
Bears down on my heart
Weakening its resolve
To maintain that sacred memory
But against all odds
The image burns brightly in my mind

I hope you still feel the same
Still dream about me
Still smile when you see me walking by
I hope you'll always light up
With that angelic smile
At the meer mention of my name
I will always do the same
I will always do the same

Even if our time together was chalk lines
Washed away in the rain
Our shared memory will always remain
Captured in a snapshot
A photograph perched carefully
Above my fireplace
Amongst my other treasured relics

One day when my body has withered
Even as my mind begins to fade
I will still remember your face
Still recall your name
Still relive that precious day
When I promised you
Forever
I'm chasing your ghost
Following your footsteps
Every corner I take
You're slipping past the next
Every door I open
You're just closing another

I clutch a letter to my chest
A letter you left last fall
That says "I love you always"
"you are my everything"
"I'm always by your side"

I want this to be true
But to make it so
I need you
To be here

So I continue chasing your ghost
Through twisting halls
Up winding stairs
In the hopes that one day you'll slow down
Turn around
And smile
The contents of this bottle burn
A sweet familiar burn
A burn that cleanses out my soul
If only for a moment

Slowly my head starts swimming
For a moment I'm disconnected from the world
I am a chimpanzee
On stilts
Holding a pair of plastic grabbers

A glass of water tips on its side
Its tears pour out
Soaking the pillow
The sheets
The mattress

I may or may not have tried to send a couple text messages
I guess I'll find out tomorrow morning
But for now I'll hope the phone lights
With that familiar little envelope shaped icon

I'll reminisce about simpler times
About plastic benches on the blacktop
Flip phones
Four square
Swingsets
Sack lunch

My romanticised ideal of what once was

In my stupor I find peace
Through the murk I find clarity
My detachment becomes a blanket
Protecting me from cold, cruel reality

I'll put on a show in the background
Something to match my melancholy mood
Something to allow me to pour myself out
Without fear of what it would mean
If someone were to see

In this haze I feel safe
This is my heaven
My only haven

I have no more arms to hold me
No more shoulders to cry on
No more ears to listen to my story
No more smiles to reassure me that I matter
Nothing but this bottle
Paired with these movies
After explaining the situation to some people and getting their insight, I slid way down into a nice dark pit. This weekend though I worked a closing shift, an opening shift the next day, went and got really drunk at a bonfire, had a friendly punch contest, got hella bruised, went home and slept 3 hours, then got up and attempted to go deep ocean fishing. I say attempted because before we even reached the spot I started throwing up and didn't stop until about halfway through the trip when I found a nice spot to lay down and slept. My legs, arms, and stomach all hurt but I'm feeling much better than I have been. 

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bkiani Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
Thanks for the fav! :D
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FallenArchetype Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, man!
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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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