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tease the discontent through your fingertips,
spike the rage through your backbone-
bleed your veins of apathy, clutch your pain to your chest;
it's the only constant you know

exhale solitude and snarl through silence,
shriek at empty air-
let the world creep in and make its nest,
smiling in the corner of your soul.

taste blood in your mouth, tongue the ragged wounds,
carved in from the greed slithering through your throat
gather your disgust and




kill something and make sure it kills you too.
i hope the next time i see you,
my face is on a gurney
staring blank-eyed and coughing blood from grimy lungs
leaking spit through my teeth and twitching like a guitar string

but oh, what's the point,
you won't fucking care
god will save you anyway; i know he loves you so
i could scream until my throat crawls out and dies
but you won't blink a eye

so take your non-existent guilt and choke
i'm tired of writing about you
but remember this:
i used to be a burning example,
i used to be a poster child for sunshine
my mind used to be quiet and calm as winter ice
i didn't need to remind myself to unclench my hands
i never needed to hold my skull in between my knees
just to keep myself from breaking it
see, i never needed to pay attention to how my fingers trembled
and listen, i need you like i need a gunshot to the head

but what's the matter, you'll sleep easy anyway
and it's alright, because i'll kill you before I let you kill me
i don't need you to care, and-

i hope the next time i see you,
no one is on a gurney, and i pray you won't remember me-
because tonight, i'm ripping you out
from the crawlspaces you made under my skin
tonight, i'm bleeding me clean of you.
have a good year everyone, i hope 2014 was alright for you. stay safe.
keep your eyes down, child
hush now hush don't say a damn word
stay quiet stay low stay out of sight
hands to your sides, out of your goddamn pockets

shut your mouth, swallow that bile that's building in your throat
you a proud boy but your place isn't here
speak and they'll call it an excuse-
to grab you by the neck and shoot you in the back

but you always taught me i'm a man of my own,
you always said 'take no shit'
so why we afraid in the houses we own
why do i stay quiet when the streets are full

mama mama, i'm tired of running and i'm no slave,
i'm no court jester and i'm no thug,
mama you put me to school for a reason
your hands ain't rough for the fun o' it,
so i'll be damned if my mouth stays shut

because, mama, i grew up in these streets;
been a proud man the way you raised
light one up, mama, i know you love your smokes
i'll be home before it burns.
"are we lost,"

i asked, hungry and bone-thin
a snarl of empty sitting deep in my belly,
the loss of home, the loss of mind

"you're never lost with me!"

hummed the god, peering at length,
oh-so-bright and immaculate,
and this time i knew it was lying

so i reached out and snuffed the light,
heard the skitter-spatter of gods falling to the floor
felt my mind fracture and splinter and seperate
sat down in the labyrinth of my blackened soul.
"I won't come down,"

i said, peering over the edge of the clouds,
and far below my ghosts tittered and hissed

"but you can't stay up there forever!"

they called, tangling themselves up,
all discordant and enraptured, starving and repressed
and i knew they were right

and i looked over to the winding road
where you decided i wasn't enough
making believe i could see you still trudging away
but i blinked and you were gone.
I'm taking a short break from deviantART, and I'll be back in January. I'll still be on the site from time to time, but I won't be submitting any work. I hope I don't lose any watchers haha. Hit me up if you wanna chat. Thanks everyone :)


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SilentMelancholy27 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Thanks for the watch and fave. Sorry this is a little late, I've not been active for a while.
blubbityblub Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
welcome! :) you've got rad hair by the way haha
solis-ortus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Writer
Tag a quality deviant: You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Heart
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They see the rabbit rolling:…
LadyGhislaine Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for The fav! very aprecciate :)
blubbityblub Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
welcome!! you're bloody fantastic damn
tulf42 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for badging back!
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