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Hope Lives in the West
Hope lives in the West,
Her hair is a golden sun;
The wonder of life seems to fill her,
She oozes potential and fun.
Hope lives in the West,
But you'll never catch her;
She shifts from city to town,
Her eyes on the tallest buildings
And the greenest of trees.
Hope lives in the West,
And she goes to church every Sunday;
She doesn't really believe,
But she's making a candid effort.
Hope lives in the West,
And she has a fabulous boyfriend;
She keeps a girlfriend too,
But she never wanders.
Hope lives in the West,
And she has a fantastic new job;
There are no glass ceilings
And she's thinking of getting a dog.
Hope lives in the West,
But there are some things she's not quite sure of:
Climate change, Kasich and that place,
in the Middle East.
Hope lives in the west,
But she doesn't quite understand:
Why can't she be free if her skin is brown?
Why do they say 'no' if she's not a man?
Hope lives in the West,
She sleeps under the bridge, near town;
Things will brighten up, she's sure,
If tomor
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And so on
In addition to the maybe and the wonder and the why,
There eclipsed, besides that baby, quite a truckload and erstwhile
I sifted through it looking at the natives and I cried,
While bleeding ever dearly till the nurse there had to sigh
For it was so clearly, oh so clearly, descriptive and described,
Until all reason left me, O' there yonder and goodbye.
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At the Office part II
The curtains were drawn and quartered
When I reached that place,
That office in the half familiar land,
Half made up to compensate for my inadequacies.
It all made sense back then,
Or seemed to,
Like the time I reached for the moon,
And fell higher and higher.
The birds were shrieking,
Playfully, menacingly, triumphantly.
As the scene unfolded I wondered,
For it did not occur to me
To pour the milk.
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Literature
Expectant Fool
Today or tomorrow
I will reach that long point;
Just as soon as it does,
If not a moment before.
You know that it will,
It's etched in your soul -
The insufferable wait,
From forever ago.
And as soon as it does,
I've no doubt in my mind,
Just as soon as it does,
It will be. It will be.
And then, my old friend,
As the prophecy states,
I will and you will,
Or perhaps not quite then.
So, maybe tomorrow,
For today is long past,
Don't hope for the future
But cling if you must.
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I don't mind that I can't sing,
Can't carry a tune;
I don't mind that I can't dance,
I don't mind that I don't smile;
The last I laughed was months ago
Though it seems like years.
I don't mind the falling hair,
My hands more bone than flesh;
I don't mind the headaches,
The bitter nausea in my mouth;
I don't mind the blurry vision,
The fact I can't quite hear;
I don't mind that I don't mind
Or can't remember who I am;
I don't mind the pain when I think of you,
Mistakes I've made so gross they trade their place with me;
I don't mind the job,
I don't mind the wage;
I don't mind the small bedroom
Covered in dust and ruins;
I don't mind the politics,
I don't mind the ban;
I don't mind the music,
I don't mind that I don't write anymore,
I don't mind that I'll never know or find out,
I don't mind the fright,
I don't mind the quiet,
I don't mind the noise,
I don't mind the voices in my head
No, I don't mind at all
They say there is a meaning
They say they call it love
But I don't mind believin
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The Lonely Mariner
Another year, another drink,
A little closer to the brink,
I stumble slowly on this ship,
Hesitant to find a grip,
Flapping wild hands with care
Lest accomplish what I dare,
To forsake this dire crew
And step into the sea, askew.
And there I'll walk or maybe swim,
Dipping fully in the dream;
Crossing paths with stars and clowns,
Rubbing nose with those who drowned,
Free to roam the land below
Mermen, crabs and ghosts in tow;
O, such a cheery entourage we'll be,
Down there, below the sea.
But the air here, it grows thick,
As I pour myself another drink,
The crew rebels and then lays waste
To whatever left, emblazed;
And I remain, all tattered chains,
Linked to rudder and the reins,
To sail this broken ship once more
And to dream of distant shores.
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Greetings
How do I greet you? How should I bless?
This world you have entered, the one you caress,
You see better than your elders for now
Dim is the view for those who know how,
And things they foresee, in past and in future,
For you it is truth, the now that you suture;
No lies and no innocence for the tiniest babes
No mirth, only hunger, a child that so craves
To grow and be shaped, like a model pristine,
And begin the cycle anew, unforeseen.
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Untitled 3
Painstakingly denied,
The now square frame hovers in the boughs.
No longer lilting as it is despised,
It crouches, barely lit, beneath the vows.
Forsaken, reviled and red adorned,
Struggling for breath in the icy waste,
And now, no longer mourned,
The notes are silenced and erased.
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Literature
Dead in Paris
I find myself tearing
For a dead Korean super model;
Dead in Paris, loathing Seoul,
She and I are not the same.
Taste of cold in my mouth
Chilly spine across the waters;
A lonely tower watches the funeral
Everyone clad in black, stylish.
Cornered look upon her face
And you -
You can't look at it without wondering
Was blonde really her color?
Gutter filled sidewalks
Beauty in the rain,
Running in the mud
Swine to fill the sty.
Too long since we parted,
Too little did we know;
Too late to see it granted,
Too far to feel it grow.
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Tourist in Eternity
Every day I go over my lists
Trying to figure out who I have missed;
So many names still waiting and still,
So many confirmed on arrival by quill.
Some running towards me with arms open wide,
Imagining a haven beyond my reaching stride;
The humans below tend to help quite a lot,
Kin and strangers tied in a knot;
How strange and confined do they all seem
When o' so vainly they're trying to deem:
Is it oblivion that they seek?
Or maybe good ol' eternity's chic?
Once in a while I go through the names
Of those I remember, of those with the flames,
I smile at their folly and cry with their souls
Endless potential there crashed on my shoals;
But for those who still wonder, for those who still care,
Let me tell you a secret, if you're willing to dare:
Everyday I hum with the spirits their life's joy
Sorrow hereafter unwilling to share nor destroy;
The music at heart is the sound of the babe,
The cry of the mother, do not be afraid.
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For Darwin Day
One thing leads to another,
The joke long foretold so presumed;
The grandest design is no bother,
Or the mutated truth so assumed;
Tradition, religion directed to smother,
Progenitor hidden yet loomed;
The court then denied it and rather
Would have poor Charlie exhumed.
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Incoming Lull
It is quiet now;
That peace that was allotted to us continues to elude,
Elusive in its path, it's elucidating the eco-systems of our lives:
An intermingled puzzle of duty, denial and derivatives
So cunningly contrived as to demand its own object of belief
And so alarmingly complex as to register as unity.
But I know the storm is coming,
I feel the currents in the air;
And though throughout the tension's rising
It is in peace I find despair.
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Literature
For Kant
Is language the true barrier? Then why don't I write?
If thought is its own pretense, why does it delight?
Who am I to think me changed? The former or the latter?
And why is it so hard to keep myself from scatter?
Is Kant's frame enough or is it too little?
How can I go into this in any great detail?
"Sapere Aude!" he exclaimed,
And are the rest of us condemned?
The categories are our judges,
Juries quick in there to find us,
Human beast or Human being?
What is thought? What is meaning?
Verdict accepted and denied,
On time's anathema's we must glide,
Seeking no substance but our own,
To transcend that we had grown.
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Travelling Without Moving
I hear the distant rumble,
The dusk sky seem so bland,
Quiet in this weary breeze
Of a long afternoon.
It is coming!
No need to place my ear against the dry soil;
The itch has finally caught on,
Catching wild fire at the remnants of my heart,
Captured in that endless struggle between hope and peace.
The calling is within, now perhaps more than without,
A silent reminder of what never was,
As it slips its thorny caress around my breast,
My nakedness bathed in blues and crimsons,
I lie awake, awaiting the tomorrows.
The caravan, long delayed,
Still echoes its slow wheels,
Those chrome tinted spokes of promise,
Crushing underneath a yellow road afield,
Landing at the appointed gate until dawn.
For morning brings the crystal quality of dread,
That wanton old faithful,
And pondering remains, as I greet the new sun,
Where is my pilgrimage setting? How many roads?
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Inner Voices
Those inner voices - what are they? How do we relate to them? How do they relate to us? What kind of existence do they have, if any?
By inner voices I mean those quasi-collections of thoughts and emotions that act as representations of 'Significant Others' in our mind. Those we consult with, those who tell use to do this and not that, those who we imagine what they'd say and think about our choice of clothes. I'm not talking about a modern Jiminy Cricket or a Freudian super-ego, nor the detached voices that often plague a schizophrenia patient. Those voices represent others that we care about but they do so by being a part of ourselves, by being our own creation. They are an integral part of the human way to internalize others (and so play a pivotal social and ethical role within us) while also manifesting and testing desires and thoughts of our own (thus enhancing our creativity, our sense of order and our cohesive-seeming Self). Sometimes, they show that we are not alone in the dark.
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Keeper of the Hollowed Tome
The empty pages are much sought after
(As the stain of steely ink does offer):
They keep our lore folded crisp
Lest recollection tend to lisp,
And future pass distorted truth
Limiting enlightened sooth,
Filling young with fancied notions,
Watch their heads! Their frantic motions!
Away with you, chars of black -
Let us not in this task grow slack,
The pictures tell a thousand words
Of plebs and snakes and mighty lords
Blessings, curses, all combine
In this sacred valentine -
Bloody language there to smear
an arc wide - and simply - disappear.
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Oded
Artist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: New Jersey
Favourite genre of music: Indie
MP3 player of choice: The infernal, abominable contraption known as iPod
Shell of choice: I loathe UNIX
Favourite cartoon character: Samurai Jack, Order of the Stick
Interests
Just a quick look to catch up, nothing fancy. My main focus these days, other than my job, is my blog ([link]), so for the latest news go there.
  • Listening to: iTunes playlist (scrobbled!)
  • Reading: Philosophy
  • Watching: Computer monitor (still nothing on TV)
  • Drinking: Water

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If you don't receive this back, nobody likes you, and they wish you'd stop bugging them!

If you receive this back 1 time, open up! Find more friends, enemies, or enemies pretending to be friends

If you receive this back 2 times, you're off to a good start! (Unless you sent it to yourself! That's cheating!)

If you receive this back 3 times, you're a good friend.

If you receive this back 4 times, you're truly loved as a friend!!

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If you receive this back 1 time, open up! Find more friends, enemies, or enemies pretending to be friends

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sacredsalmonella Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Thanks for the favourite o'Eddie :)
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sacredsalmonella Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
How do I submit a poem?
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TaliesinLives Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007   Writer
Through the Submit deviation>Literature>;Poetry.
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Pola-444 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
thanks for the visit
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AresNergal Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Thanks for the fav ^^
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Pixydream Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
Many thx for the fav and also for the Watch! :)
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