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The Phoenix Gambit (cover) by Poetdontknowit The Phoenix Gambit (cover) :iconpoetdontknowit:Poetdontknowit 0 0
Literature
Alice's Jabberwocky
All mimsy were the borogoves
But the mome raths were outgrabe
Curious occurance, it would seem, or
does the apple never fall far from the tree?
Effervescent dreams of belonging somewhere
Feelings say home has never been that "there"
Goodnight kisses, a thousand "I love yous"
Haunt me, sometimes, with thoughts they're not true.
In any event, disagreements confound
Just get it all straight--where is up, where is down?
Kid that I was, their word stood, my absolute truth.
Living to be someone else--so passed years I've come to rue.
Me, there's the real puzzle to be tried.
Now that there's a world, what does it look like?
Opened eyes bleed tears of fear and curiosity
Purviews expanding, so much to explore, so much animosity
Questioning everything, while understanding avoids; with
recurring doubts; undermined--have I made the wrong choice?
Set the course and weigh the anchor
Torpid daydreams never helped the languor.
Until the clouds part and my steps are free
Vorpal blade in hand, I shall c
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Literature
A Song for You
Blank sheet of notebook paper,
But it hardly bears the truth,
'Cause my heart and thoughts are racing
So much faster than my muse.
There is so much that I could say
If my vocab would just come through.
But you make me so tongue-tied,
So I'll just write a song for you.
Oh you're the reason and the rhyme behind
This silly grin of mine,
And you're the one I can't deny because you're
Oh. So. Fine. And you know
If I'm not afraid
It's 'cause I know you're here to stay
So I will swear my love is true
And write this little song for you.
I'd need a dictionary
In ev'ry tongue we've ever known
Just to try and scratch the surface
Of the feelings that have grown.
Should I call you my best friend?
Or my Love? My One-and-True?
You know, I really can't decide,
So I'll just write this song for you.
Oh you're the reason and the rhyme behind
This silly grin of mine,
And you're the one I can't deny because you're
Oh. So. Fine. And you know
If I'm not afraid
It's 'cause I know you're here to stay
So I will
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Literature
Walls Are Comin' Down
Hey, boy, I know it's taken time,
Been waiting for that look in your eyes
'Cause I know it - that I cannot live without you
There were times when hope was thin
But I'd do it all again
It's the truth that I can't live without you.
Even with the slips and falls
Love's still safer than my walls
So I'll take a step out
Watch out, comin' for another bout
I fell in love
And my walls are comin' down
Clear away a head of doubt
Come on, can't think it out
This is love
And my walls are comin' down
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Literature
Nothing is Impossible
"I hate me," I yell at the night sky
I claw at my chest, as if to evict the monster inside
My diseased body, bereft of strength
I lie in the grass, fingers wrapped feebly
around a sword.
Vacant eyes, wandering the distance
I remember I once dreamed that I
was a warrior; that I could be great.
And I remember how recently
I swore
I would see the dragon dead at my feet
I would rise, and not be afraid.
"I have something to fight for," I tell my fevered mind.
"And nothing to fight with," reply the voices.
And I think, so often, about cold steel against the flesh of my wrist.
And then I think about something stronger than pain, than fear.
Love.
The phoenix caged inside my chest; warm
flickers tell me it does exists
While I fail time and time again to let it live.
I'll drag myself along the ground
tonight
Because I know I can't stop--I won't.
God, I have failed so many times.
The voices remind
How deep the weakness runs; oh how deep the weakness runs.
And under these stars, I see a shadow, ca
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Literature
Facing the Dragon
The rough grain of the lance
against my hands;
splinters of reality, of confidence I don't think I have.
I don't know how I'm standing here--
my knees shake so much--
but I know why I don't run.
And every wisp of the smoke in my face has a name,
a voice, a new way to hurt me.
Acrid sobriety stings my eyes to tears.
I have no more lies to hide behind, my translucent shields.
There is just the dragon, and there is me. The mirror shows
it lurks just beyond the light--confident, reigning champion--
and me, inside, underdog challenger; nothing to fight with,
but something to fight for.
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Literature
Icarus Mine
Oh beautiful things, you waxen wings,
Feathers of hope, held together by dreams,
No more of these
Claustrophobic dances on earthen feet.
Sing to me, beautiful tragedy
Of flying free
Jealous Earth, listen to the sound
Flying is only falling
Without touching the ground.
Icarus, mine,
You reached for the sky
And no height was too high
No height was too high
Choose thrive or survive
For one day we all die
I spread my wings and fly
I spread my wings and fly.

Oh you rainbow realms of deadly height
No, blinding Sun, I won't close my eyes
No more, no night,
Higher, I'll climb, as I reach for the light
Free to chase, transcendent taste
Of outer space,
Jealous Earth, listen to the sound,
Flying is only falling
Without touching the ground.
Icarus, mine,
You reached for the sky
And no height was too high
No height was too high
Choose thrive or survive
For one day we all die
I spread my wings and fly
I spread my wings and fly.
Icarus, mine
Take your dreams and fly
Away in the big blue sky
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Literature
You Say (I Am Loved)
I hear so many voices
Telling me I'm not enough
And it's hard to not believe them
When they seem to hold the proof.
I've tried so many times
To understand just how someone
Someone could truly love me
With all I am, and all I'm not.
And I'm coming up with blanks
Don't know why anyone would give me
The time of day
But You say that:
I am loved; I am loved
In all of my unworthiness
You have told me You still want this mess
And I am loved; I am loved
And I'll never understand
Why You bled and bore the scars
Just to win this broken heart
Oh, will I ever understand
That I am loved?

Yeah, I listen to the voices
That tear my heart apart
But in all of my unworthiness
It's so hard to think they're wrong.
I've tried so many times
Can anyone show me how
How it feels to be truly loved
For all that I am, and all that I'm not?
I keep coming up with blanks
Don't know why anyone would give me
The time of day
But You say that:
I am loved; I am loved
In all of my unworthiness
You have told me Yo
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Literature
The Fear, Part 2
I wonder how many sleepless turns
It will take me to come to terms
As I lie awake, I remember every damn word
And I know I'm out of second chances this time.
My worst fear, through my fear, has come to life.
The Fear takes everything.
Paralysis of the deadliest kind
Fed by loss, it breeds inside
Overrun by the monsters, I cannot find
The way to be brave
And even if I was, the world is out of things to save
God, I'm so afraid.
God, I'm so damn afraid.
The Fear unmakes everything.
"Perfect love doth cast out fear"
There is none of that down here.
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Literature
The Fear
It's the silent screen, the soundless scream,
Where I hide when I'd rather come out
Do you know what it's like,
To watch everything from a distance
Then avert my eyes; too afraid to ever speak?
You have no idea how many times I've wanted to speak,
And now I wonder how it looks from the outside.
Do you see cold, unfeeling eyes?
Sit alone in the basement corner
Hide where they'll never find you
Did I have the choice to live or die?
Did I make my choice when I chose to hide?

Locked within by terror's bars
Never strong enough to pursue my heart
And I have to admit it now:
Yes, I never let the whole truth out
When I thought it'd scare away what I couldn't live without
Guess it wouldn't mean much to you now,
But in spite of it all, my heart was always devout.
And I stayed in my basement corner
Praying someone would come to save me
Did I ever have the choice to go outside?
Did I move too slowly? Dear God, I'm losing my mind.

Now I fall alone, eaten alive by my own facades,
Decei
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Literature
Third Wheel (You-Know-Who)
Always knew this day would come
You've been staring at white dresses for far too long
And your pretty little head
Is filled with too many dreams to go to bed
And it's a happy and sad sort of
Come-to-pass, I'm finding it feels
To be that third wheel.
So I'll trundle and bundle and bumble along
And you know I'll hum harmony to your love song
But I know that you're off in a world built for two
And your heart only beats for one "I love you"
And that's for You-Know-Who.
(All for You-Know-Who)

Oh going, going, gone
You say it's coming so soon, so I'm saying so long
'Cause your pretty little mind
Is already lost in the clouds like a runaway kite
And it's a bitter and sweet sort of
Place where we meet; change is real,
'Cause now I'm that third wheel.
So I'll trundle and bundle and bumble along
And you know I'll hum harmony to your love song
But I know that you're off in a world built for two
And your heart only beats for one "I love you"
And that's for You-Know-Who.
(All for You-Know
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Literature
In the Deepening Graylight
I only came here to die, you know
My heart so far buried in winter snow
But here at my graveside, I hear the cries
And only for you would I suffer my head to rise
Because if there's anything I want more than to die
It's to see you find your light; to be all right.
Humanity is dead to me, just like this failed reality,
But for you, I'd find the strength I need
To walk the deep roads, dark and bleak
One more time, 'til you find what you seek.
Nothing there can scare me, nor tear me apart
When there's already so much cold in my heart.
So please give me your hand just one more time
You don't have to be alone through this night.
I'll hold tighter than tight, 'til you're safe again
Then I suppose you'll be on your way again,
But perhaps I'll find some peace as I;
Sit alone in the deepening graylight.
As it becomes night.
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Literature
Wherever You Are
Lonely; I was so lonely
'Til the first day that we met
And even though it's been a hard road
I'm sayin' it now: no regrets
Why did you have to go?
And why? -- did you ever know?
You were the best thing
The very best thing
I ever had.
And I miss you
Like I'd imagine flowers would miss the sun
And I miss you
Like a river with no place to run
And I think that we both know
What I would wish if I had a wishing star.
But as it stands, just know I'm thinking of you
Wherever you are

Lonely; I'm still so lonely
Without you in my life
No one here to understand
And help me find the light
And I can't get you outta my mind
So many years I tried, but no more.
'Cause now I see
You're the best thing
I've ever had.
And I miss you
Like I'd imagine flowers would miss the sun
And I miss you
Like a river with no place to run
And I think that we both know
What I would wish if I had a wishing star.
But as it stands, just know I'm thinking of you
Wherever you are

Maybe too much time has passed
B
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Literature
Perspective Metamorphosis
Regrets in spades
Stuck on replay
I think of all the things I could say
Should have, before it came unmade.
And if I could, I would,
I would if I could take back the words
I spoke in ignorance and fear
There were so many.

Listen now, 'cause this is true,
I said so many things to you
Like a damned fool, before I knew
But now I do;
Now I think I do
At least I'm starting to.
And if I could, I would,
I would if I could take back the words
I spoke in ignorance and fear
There were so many;
Almost all
And now that I'm here, looking back
There's no one but me
To take the fall.

These alien eyes
Full of new light
I'll never see the same again
Perspective metamorphosis
And what will last?
Regrettable past.
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Literature
Dream Shadows
Senses five, then say goodbye
Taste, touch, smell, hear, see
Well they're all well and good,
But if you say just five,
It seems just a bit narrow-minded to me.
If sun makes shade,
And pictures on the ground,
I wanna find the light
That makes the dream shadows.
'Cause it would seem that they abound
All around me
When I'm asleep
When I'm awake
Senses six, and I'm still on the fence
And I'll tell you I don't know what to be
I just know that there's more,
'Cause even when I'm awake,
I find real shadows of things still unseen.
If rain turns into snow,
And both fall on the ground,
I wanna find the substance
Of the dream shadows
'Cause it would seem that they abound
All around me
When I'm asleep
When I'm awake
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Literature
They Can Say What They Like
I know the whispers and the people staring
Stare right back and it keeps 'em guessing
'Cause there's always another secret, darling
Yeah, there's always another secret, darling
If you want to know me, learn this first
They'll never pin me, chapter and verse,
And they'll never make me a walking corpse
No, they'll never make me their walking corpse.
Scars make us strong
But hope makes us stronger
And if we hold hands
We can burn a bit longer
And if I hear "impossible" one more time
You know I'll smile and close my eyes
'Cause when you know you're right
They can say what they like.

With keener eyes, darling, you know I've seen
Some very grim and frightening things
If I told you them all, you wouldn't believe
No, if I told you, you just wouldn't believe.
And I've been pushed and I've been pulled
Betrayed myself, like a blazing fool,
'Til I made up my mind and I knew where I stood
Yeah, I made up my mind and I knew where I stood.
Scars makes us strong
But hope makes us stronger
An
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Gleam-Bee Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Happy Birthday, dear. :hug:

OMG, it has already been a year!
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Happy Birthday! I hope that you're having a great day! :)
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Poetdontknowit Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I did indeed have a wonderful birthday. ^_^
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:wave: hello!!! 

:love: thank you so much for the :+fav:!! :love:


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Poetdontknowit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank YOU for the lovely art! ^_^
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Thank you very much for the watch! Much appreciated, it's a honour to know you liked my works! )
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I'm blown away by your gallery! Your Dragon Age artwork is so tasteful and original, while still really capturing the essence of the world and characters. It's an honor to get to see the results of your talent and imagination!
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