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We're There
And so, at last, we've reached the inevitable end,
the destination we've been chasing all along.
A bittersweet resolution to everything we've done
and now, I guess, it's time to say so long.
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Literature
The Myth of Independence
You say "hell is other people.",
but where do you think you'd be
if everyone around you
shared your misanthropic view?
Without cooperation,
in a world of apathy,
what exactly is it
that you think that you could do?
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Literature
Brain Wave
For so long I was stuck,
but then inspiration struck.
I found the right idea, at last
and now I'm on my way.
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Literature
So That Happened
Just when I thought that it
was over, said and done,
something told me that
it's only just begun.
So I took another shot
and tried with all my might,
I only hope that it's
enough to make things right.
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Literature
Misanthropic Abandon
“Hell is other people”,
a wise man once did say
and from where I'm standing,
they can all just go away.
No one is an island,
but I'm damn sure going to try.
They only people I want to know
are me, myself and I.
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Literature
Mediocrity
In the mushy middle
right between loved and despised.
With no distinguishing features,
but potential unrealized.
It leaves no lasting impression,
just emphatic apathy
so all that's left to say
is that there's nothing here to see.
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Literature
I'm Free
Breaking out of old
structures
and their inherent
restrictions
until all that's left
is pure
expression.
Completely
unfettered,
and finally
set free
to embrace the
opportunity
to say exactly
what's on
my mind.
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Literature
Don't Stop
I've got to keep on moving,
there's no time to take a break.
If I let up now,
it just might be my last mistake.
I need to take a breath,
but just can't afford to slow.
I've made too little progress
and I've got too far to go.
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Literature
Digitaria
A survivor of a war
that will never be won
makes its way through the cracks
bent on finding the sun.
The tenacious invader,
working away.
Doing all that it can
just to live one more day.
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Literature
One Day
The inevitable inches closer,
slowly stalking me.
Shadowing my every step
and I know that eventually
it's going to catch up with me.
I can not get away
so all that's left to do is live,
while I still can, today.
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Literature
Final Descent
Spinning out of control,
toward something much worse
than I could have imagined before.
Falling into a hole,
with no way to reverse
my trajectory anymore.
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Literature
Fraying Thread
Temptation is drawing me
into where I dare not tread
and what's left of my self-control
hangs on by a fraying thread.
I find myself biding my time
calculating the cost of regret,
auditioning excuses
and wishing that I could forget.
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Literature
Would That I Could
I realize I shouldn't,
but I know that I could
and if I did
that it would feel so good.
Yet, I'm also aware
of the pain it would bring
so I'll try to resist,
try to do the right thing.
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Literature
Not Again
I'm falling again,
spinning out of control.
I know it's no use
and it will take its toll.
I just wish that I could
keep ahold of my heart
before it's, once again,
torn completely apart.
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Literature
Playing Favorites
How in the world could I possibly pick
one, above all others, that does the trick?
An exemplary option that rises above.
I can't, I'd much rather spread the love.
Why should I choose one when each has its strengths
and I connect with them all on different wavelengths?
They're all unique and I will not compare,
ranking them all simply wouldn't seem fair.
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Literature
In a Safe Place
Behind a tinted window,
a safe distance away,
in armor scratched and dented
from too much time in the fray
and locked inside a bunker
made of steel and thick cement
I watch the world pass by
and wonder where all my time went.
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Literature
Love Stings
It happened so fast,
The earth Shattered beneath me,
And I fell in Love.
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Journal
i miss you most [feature]






 
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Journal
September, September pt1
News Update
So i finally made it back, kinda, sorta, maybe, real life is taking a toll >.<
but anyway, there isn't much happening, college is gonna start again this sunday and i am stuck playing borderland and taking care of the puppy who's gonna be the size of the bear as it seems :B (i am really starting to think she's a  Malamute )
general life is kinda okayish, but still under a lot of pressure, exam results started coming out, so far so good i suppose. which is nice for a change.
I trimmed a bit of my activity here, gave up on a couple groups, but i am still running :iconday-brighteners: and :iconarthassoul:
otherwise, really, there isn't much. I have two pending requests i need to get to, and i need to write.  my fingers are itching :dummy:
Aaaaanyway, i posted in the forums a couple weeks ago, asking for art, and boy i got some awesome arts :D here goes!
Sexy Feature!

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Silky Sifaka by pure-in-heart Silky Sifaka :iconpure-in-heart:pure-in-heart 339 40
Literature
The Great Thief
My empty gaze
and bony smile
these features of mine
will leave you as pale
as my accursed face
Shrouded am I
in black robes
and dark intent
and like a thief in the night
I come to steal you away
Tears may fall at my theft
but I could care less
After all I've been doing this
Since the beginning
And I don't see an end to my thievery
Many have tried
but all have failed
to escape my grasp
Little do you know
that my reach knows no bounds
No matter how far you run
No matter where you hide
I will find you
and I will steal you away
to my realm of Peace and Darkness
To fight me
is to fight Fate
But please do continue
To fight me,
'cause it's no fun if you just let me take you.
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Literature
lost
Lost in a labyrinth called sorrow,
dark clouds of despair float in the sky
and rain down torrents of tears.
Leaves turning slowly brown,
wither and die,
rotting in sadness.
Here I am wandering aimlessly
in this godforsaken place,
the walls too high to ever hope
of seeing over them,
the way too complicated to ever
find my way out.
The light that used to guide me,
love and protect me
has extinguished.
I'm lost.
written by Suzanne Karbach                                  August 2014
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Innoventions Aglow in Neon by caseyhoke Innoventions Aglow in Neon :iconcaseyhoke:caseyhoke 21 11
Literature
To Hate
You can cut me
But no deeper than I ever cut myself.
You spew these violent obscenities at me
But I tell myself worse and worse.
You may not like me
But I hate me.
I don't have time to entertain your opinion of me
While I'm trying to save myself from my own.
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Literature
call my name
In your last days
you must have called my name
a hundred times,
You needed me so much.
Now I'd give anything and everything
to hear your voice
call my name again,
just one more time.
by Suzanne Karbach                          august 2014
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Literature
Wishes
I am wistful and wanting
worshipping the idea
         of you
             looking at me
wide-eyed and willing
             I fall.
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Moon Bay by DeLumine Moon Bay :icondelumine:DeLumine 558 106
Literature
God s wondrous work of art
We all come into this world the same way,
we're just born on different days.
Everyone is so unique,
some are strong, some are weak.
Some do good, some do wrong,
some are touched by the devils prong.
Society and up bringing play a central part,
in how a person performs and acts
and if he has a heart.
Parental love can influence
the way a child behaves
and fill his life with happiness
throughout his childhood days.
we are all so very different
we must learn to get along
showing love in this world
to which we all belong
cos every man knows deep down
at the center of his heart,
we´re all great individuals,
Gods wondrous work of art.
by Suzanne Karbach                                        17th August 2014
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Literature
Broken Pieces
In a thousand broken pieces,
lies my shattered heart.
In falling it just hit the ground
and simply fell apart.
Hearing of your betrayal,
caused it to crack and splitter.
Your crushing words they grind it further,
into sparkling glitter.
Now with my heart broken,
gone too my hope and trust.
The remnants of my pulverized heart
get blown away like dust.
A poem by Suzanne Karbach                   14th   August 2014
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Literature
Premature thoughts
I know I am already loved,
as I hang suspended in this wonderful
warm dark liquidy place.
I´m not scared, in no pain.
I´m happy in my little space.
I hear the sweetest voice,
not loud but oh so low.
The voice of the one who will always love me,
I stir, it sets me all aglow.
And as I grow,
a steady drumming fills my very being.
it quietens me and I slumber,
rocking softly to and fro.
All too soon blankets soft and warm,
tighten round my limbs.
They´re smothering I perceive.
This room is getting smaller, too small
but I never want to leave.
The pressures increase around me
some kind of troubles start,
I´m pushed and shoved from every side,
it´s time, I must depart
This trouble seems to last for hours,
my head stuck in a vice.
My body´s crushed, exhausted.
Will I get out alive?
A rush of ice cold air
a blinding light I see
Slap! hey what´s that strange sound?
Huh! It´s coming out from inside me!
Oh Help! Oh Help!
Where am I now?
layed down on soft w
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And so, at last, we've reached the inevitable end,
the destination we've been chasing all along.
A bittersweet resolution to everything we've done
and now, I guess, it's time to say so long.
We're There
Written for day 30 of the 2018 April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides Blog.
Prompt - Write a closing time poem. Or another way of coming at this prompt is to write a poem in which something is coming to an end–like this month’s poetry challenge.
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You say "hell is other people.",
but where do you think you'd be
if everyone around you
shared your misanthropic view?
Without cooperation,
in a world of apathy,
what exactly is it
that you think that you could do?
The Myth of Independence
Written for day 29 of the 2018 April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides Blog.
Prompt - Write a response poem. Respond to whatever helps you get your poem written, but my thought is that you should respond to one of your poems from earlier in this challenge.
This is a response to my poem from day 26, Misanthropic Abandon, and the title is a reference to the song, Independence, by Marian Call
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For so long I was stuck,
but then inspiration struck.
I found the right idea, at last
and now I'm on my way.
Brain Wave
Written for day 28 of the 2018 April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides Blog.
Prompt - Take the phrase “(blank) Wave,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem.
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Just when I thought that it
was over, said and done,
something told me that
it's only just begun.
So I took another shot
and tried with all my might,
I only hope that it's
enough to make things right.
So That Happened
Written for day 27 of the 2018 April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides Blog.
Prompt - Write a story poem.
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“Hell is other people”,
a wise man once did say
and from where I'm standing,
they can all just go away.
No one is an island,
but I'm damn sure going to try.
They only people I want to know
are me, myself and I.
Misanthropic Abandon
Written for day 26 of the 2018 April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides Blog.
Prompt - Write a relationship poem.
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My birthday is coming up this Wednesday and, while birthday wishes are always appreciated, for those who might be inclined to do a bit more I have a bit of an unusual idea. I've compiled a list of my favorite media (movies, music, anime, books etc.), most of which are fairly obscure, along with links to find them online (usually for free) and in lieu of a gift or anything of that nature, I'd like for you to find something on the list that looks interesting, that you've never seen/heard/read before and check it out. In recent years, I've realized that as much as I enjoy creating my own art/media, I prefer promoting the work of others' that I really enjoy and so I'm using this occasion to do just that. If you can't find anything on the list that appeals to you or in the off chance that we have the exact same tastes and you're already familiar with all of it, I'd ask that you find some creative work in any medium that you haven't experienced before and that might be a bit outside of you're usual and try it out. Thanks in advance. :)
Here's the list ...
docs.google.com/document/d/17a…
  • Listening to: Freakonomics Radio
  • Playing: Big Kahuna Reef 3
  • Drinking: Water

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