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01 March 2006 @ 10:43 pm
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28 February 2006 @ 12:41 am
Valhalla: blue (final Draft)Collapse )

Whew! That took forever! But I couldn't copy/paste it from the manuscript. Apparently the codes my word processor uses are not accepted by lj because last night was error page heaven, so I had to type it out. Enjoy! And comments welcome.
Current Mood: thirstythirsty
Current Music: The Smiths- Ask
24 February 2006 @ 08:32 pm
Hey, remember that time
that I said you were cool?
Well, the truth is I lied.

So now it seems, my life is tied
to these bitter lines. And every
time someone else speaks them,
a little part of me dies.
With this all too perfect phrase
My dignity and emotions collide.
How many more times, will
someone deem me unfit to to exist?
How many of my dreams are shot down,
with all the chances that I missed?
And every night, I throw a raged fist
Against the wall, and play a sick game
of connect the flaws, while slicing
at my wrist?
Let me be the first to say,
I'll never have the right clothes,
right hair, and I'll never be on the path
paved of good intentions. To everyone else
I'm the cliche of what happens, when a black
and white world fuses to grey.
And while I'm at it, I'll tell you
Not only am I a sucker for an analytic view
But I full believe I'm doomed from the start too.
I walk with my eyes faced to the ground
I try way to hard to sound profound
And, when you need me, I'm never around
I don't move when asked, I don't make a sound
I'm told I can be a freak of nature
as if I'm a disease with no cure
And told I'll never amount to anything more
One day, I plan to even this unfair score
To all the ones who told me to go away
who said I wasn't good enough
One day, one day, some one will pay.

I'm sorry! I don't know how use tags, so if one of the moderators wants to go back and edit this, my username is fearlessme.
22 February 2006 @ 11:07 pm
Nebulous night sky
on the night of the eclipse.
I bow my head in prayer
and ask for You to clear
the enshrouding clouds.
I open my eyes and look up.

Your lips part.
You blow away the misty haze
that once masked the moon
veiled with blood red shadows.

I run, rejoicing.

My feet find a field
and I fall to my knees,
gazing up at the scarlet eclipse.

Father, You never cease to amaze me.
I am surrounded by Your glory--
Pegasus, Orion, the Seven Sisters.

Tears fall from eyes that burn
by a moon cloaked in crimson
like a glowing garnet.

Thank You God,
how marvelous are the works
of Your hands.
I will praise the wonder
of Your amazing creation.
Your mercy is never ending.
Your faithfulness is never diminishing.
Your love is never failing.
You will never abandon me.
And I never felt so alive!

Your breath fills my lungs--
I breathe for you.
Take away all my foolish desires.
I only want You, Lord,
I long for only You.
Take me.
Break me.
Re-make me
so that I mirror you.
Current Mood: creative
22 February 2006 @ 09:35 pm

*this poem was rejected today by the Alaska Quarterly Review*


Broken glass glances and crackling paper and suede shoes
making anger instead of love

burgundy hair and hipster-chic laminated earrings with a side of
underbreath irony and his
stockbroker cool—slim and slick with a crew cut:
blunt sarcasm and Hugo Boss

they’ll sink in the torn rivers
lakes of maybes
all the Loreleis of perhaps pushing them
and cement blocks of questions weighing them down to drowning.

22 February 2006 @ 05:40 pm
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