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Ahhh, the peaceful feel of creative juices flowing through my consciousness again.  Happy New Year to all!!
"Nevermore," quothe the Raven
Sitting o'er my writing desk.
Poetry to me is craven,
Writing it is torturesque.

E.A.P. contriv'ed quite morose
Of hearts and skulls and streets to Rue;
Prose and poetry somewhat verbose,
To problem psyches he held true.

Oft from the glass my glare return
As through the dark my homework taunts.
Ka-thump, ka-thump my heart doth yearn,
But dreams of day my weak mind haunts.

Twixt mind and pen there is a block,
So in the morn I'll just ad hoc.
Live or Let Go

Nothing much is nothing much,
Time flows on and on.
I try to motivate myself
But walls pop up and down.

I know that I am better,
I used to be the best.
But who I am is who I am:
Right now I fail the test.

Some days I crack the shell,
Not days but a minute or an hour.
Scar tissue forms so quickly now,
Breaking free takes so much power.

I know my muse is out there;
She flits across my REM.
Precious little time I give myself
To burrow out a gem.

My mind is so unfocused.
"Life Sucks!" I want to scream,
But even that seems strife too much,
Within my living dream.

How did I once accomplish much
With energy to burn?
Now living really kicks my ass,
For release I often yearn.

But I really really want to live,
And watch my family grow,
And mend the fence and pool and roof
And drive my debts down low.
And watch my children's resting faces,
And through them the sacred glow
That lights the living, growing things
The light I used to know.

Every thing is everything
And time grinds to a halt.
Daily routines are less and less
And I'm the one at fault.



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O happy living things ! no tongue
Their beauty might declare :
A spring of love gushed from my heart,
And I blessed them unaware :
Sure my kind saint took pity on me,
And I blessed them unaware.

The self-same moment I could pray ;
And from my neck so free
The Albatross fell off, and sank
Like lead into the sea.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner--Coleridge

Current Residence: that fork in the road
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL thank you
Print preference: wall size
Favourite genre of music: mind-numbingly loud
Favourite photographer: Beth
Favourite style of art: fractal incorporations
Operating System: OS XI (hehe)
MP3 player of choice: iPod video (mine, my precious)
Shell of choice: walnut (makes great boat)
Wallpaper of choice: a red and gold paisley pattern
Skin of choice: aroused
Favourite cartoon character: George W. (still haven't found a better one)
Personal Quote: Imagination sets us free, to be just what we want to be.
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: loud fans on the BBU
  • Watching: lightning light up the sky
  • Playing: at life
  • Drinking: coke zero
Day's like this make me wonder why.

I could be negative, but I have so much to be thankful for.  My kids are healthy and taking their own stabs at life (18 & 16).  My wife and I just celebrated our 24th anniversary, and we still can joke about killing each and burying the body.  I celebrate my 10th year at my current job this month, and pick up an extra week's vacation each year.  We've lived in our wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home for 4 years this month; time flies, and then it's gone.

For no known reason my muse fluttered back into my life this evening and whispered gently in my ear as my most recent deviation flowed through my fingers and into my keyboard.  It isn't a pretty picture, but it is a real one.  My reality thanks to decisions I've made over my 30 years of adulthood, and probably 10 years before that.

Happy day to all!



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I really appreciate it! :glomp:
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