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Come Death
Why are we still living all the lies
The lies that man himself devised
We walk assured
And undeterred
Heading straight towards our demise
And why?
War's still knocking on our door
Exactly where we've stood before
Walking numbers
Atomic thunder
The truth is still the world's whore
In war
Mind decay
We hide away
That we obey
Defile all that still remains!
Welcome to the man machine...
Slaves unto the modern age
Locked up in the debtor's cage
It must be nice
When it's someone else who's paid
Mind decay
We hide away
That we obey
Defile all that still remains!
Welcome to the death regime--
Breathing in one last breath
The air escapes our hollow breast
In all our pride
We still denied
As Earth it takes its final rest
Come death
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All alone in this desert ocean
I've been forgotten by the tides
Dashed between the waves of my emotion
Caught in an endless storm I cry--
Out into the darkness
Screaming as I try to climb
. . .
Drowning in the shadows
Deeper than the starlight can shine
. . .
Devoured by the questions
Lurking in the depths of my mind
. . .
Falling ever farther
Swept up in the currents of time
As I wade through the endless divide
Burning questions take me ever closer
But from light the answers hide
Candle fires offer no more closure
Than the endless dark I fight--
Back with every notion
Telling me what's wrong or right
. . .
Freezing from the howling
Wind that rages through the night
. . .
As the fire's fading
I cut myself upon the rime
. . .
Chilling to the marrow
Watching as the flickers die
As I search for a spark of divine
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Dragon Sketch (Digital) :iconmaldictus:Maldictus 3 0
Hiding Place (My Escape)
It's two A.M.
And still I sit here writing
To push away the biting
Of a mind self-consumed and hiding
From all the questions trying
To open up my weaknesses
Get me to confess
That I'm a mess
Hidden behind smiling
'Cause I question what I know
And I've forgotten where to go
To see the world's wonder
All the beauty it could show
As I sit here
Forgotten in the flow
I'd say I miss my childhood
When I thought that I still understood
The broken lines
Set to divide
Who was bad
And who was good
But all I see these days
Is the blanket shade of greys
From lies like smoking towers
Hiding truth behind the haze
Cause I'm still fazed
By a world wrought in arrogance
Sweet ignorance
Collecting our inheritance
Rats trapped in our own maze
So I question what I know
'Cause I've forgotten where to go
To see the world's wonder
All the beauty it could show
As I sit here I
Watch the dying of the glow
I must confess
That I can't acquiesce
The reason for these things
That I've come to det
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Mirror Mirror
Looking into madness
Silver plated canvas
Shattered yet unbroken
Where darkness has awoken
Mirror Mirror on the wall
Watching as the curtain falls
I'm stuck here in these empty halls
Haunted by your staring
What is it you want from me?
You hateful visage that I see
Cackling there in apathy
And still you keep on glaring
Looking into madness
Silver plated canvas
Shattered yet unbroken
Where darkness has awoken
Always getting clearer
The demon in the mirror
His face is coming nearer
The facade that he's bearing
Revealing what's behind the mask
As the visage starts to crack
Now there is no turning back
From the gaze we're sharing
Looking into madness
Silver plated canvas
Shattered yet unbroken
Where darkness has awoken
Please tell me no; this can't be true
This thing that I am forced to view
It couldn't be; it can't be you
The image that you're wearing
The shards are scattered on the floor
But still your laugh I can't ignore
It's a shriek I've heard before
At my soul it's tearing
Looking i
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Who Are You?
Who are you that stands before me?
So beautiful and humble
I would swear I've stumbled into a dream
Yet no mortal mind could dream up such grand perfection
Who are you that I've known for but a fraction of life?
Yet I feel you have been forever here beside me
And still for yet not long enough have I known you
For a lifetime would be too short to know your smile
Who are you that has made my life to shine so bright?
As a fireside respite from the long dark of journey's night
A storm beacon for my tempest-caught soul
Standing golden upon sun-licked sands
Who are you with voice so comforting?
To wrap me warm in its soft embrace
With ease you have drawn from me my fears
Casting them out with your gentle touch
Who are you to bring me such elation?
A prayer answered to such fidelity
The likes I have never known before
To embody my hopes; my dreams; my paradise
Who are you that incites this courage in me?
To follow you down each uncharted path
Unfazed by threats of the unknown
So long as I may
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Am I Human?
Am I Human
If I can't feel why I'm here?
Am I Human
If I want to disappear?
Am I Human
If the light, it burns my skin?
Am I human
If I don't know right from sin?
There's a danger in me
This blatant stranger in me
And I can't fight
From what I can't hide
This fuckin' anger in me!
And I've tried to pick up these pieces
Of the things that I've shattered
And the shards that I've lost
Were the things that really mattered
But too late did I realize
That I'd become so numb
That the glass of all my memories
Cut me till I succumbed
To the things that I hate most
Me, myself and I
That I'd become a ghost
Was I still human when I died?
Am I Human
If it was never really me?
Am I Human
If there was no more I could be?
Am I Human
If it's the one thing that I'm not?
Am I Human
If it's the thing that I forgot?
It was never what I meant
All the empty words I spent
But they never gave a damn
I had no reason to repent
Cause this world, it bled me
And it fed me
A diet it meant to end me
But you know what I
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(I am a wayward son; a monster of rebellion)
(I am a fallen one; an angel of transgression)
(Christen me: Tenebri'el)
I was born of perfection, yet I was meant to bow?
This flesh that you call human, what good are they now?
Can't you see they're weak, god? These mortal men you prize
The world is for the meek, god? Won't you open up your eyes?
Is this to be my height, god? Are they really all I'm for?
Then maybe Satan's right, god, to start a holy war
(I know what I have done; my soul without repentance)
(I was cast out; shunned; hell bound to serve my sentence)
We've culled them through the centuries, exposing all their lies
We've shown to you their flaws, everything that you despise
Yet somehow they're worth saving; my lord, how can this be?
With the way that they're behaving, what in them can you see?
For all their wicked wanings, you still insist they're good
Are they more than novelty? Have I misunderstood?
It was not that they could break, but what they could become
Not p
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One More Sin
I've been alone upon this road
I thought I'd do it on my own
Cause I was so invincible
And so young
When fate came knockin' on my door
I thought I'd wage a one man war
Sweet arrogance would blind me from
The sun
And too late did I see
The ground beneath my feet
Had fallen away
Crumbled away
From the lies I've told
And stories I've sold
I've lived a life entrenched in sin
Why couldn't I see
What I've done to me
Have I fallen too far to rise again?
I'd take it all back if I could
But it's too late
Sickness taken all I had
Never thought I'd get this bad
But hindsight makes a fool
Of us all
Now I lay here on my bed
So restless deep inside my head
Regretting all the years that I
Had done wrong
And too late did I see
The ground beneath my feet
Had fallen away
Crumbled away
From the lies I've told
And stories I've sold
I've lived a life entrenched in sin
Why couldn't I see
What I've done to me
Have I fallen too far to rise again?
I'd take it all back if I could
But it's too late
Far too late
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The Druid
It is I who guard the wilds
From desecration so reviled
Attuned to the world
Ever since I was a child
My circle is unbroken
With secret words it's spoken
From within my glade I watch
The protector has awoken
Nature by my side
Another wild ride
A beast in man's skin
No place to run or hide
From the wrath of the wilderland
Sky falling by my ancient hand
The twisted roots will grasp
Raising thorns on your last stand
Wildshape; you can't escape
I'll bring you to your knees
Carving out my territory
When I make you bleed
It's the law of the wild
The call of the pack
I hope you were prepared
'Cause nature won't hold back
So learn your lesson well
And you might live to tell
That this forest is defended
By those who in here dwell
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Three Nights
Though just three nights you were in sight
You trapped me in your gaze
The first embrace was just a taste
Of how you would amaze
For you could see the real me
And set my soul ablaze
With green eyes that now comprise
My endless thought cascade
The porcelain that was your skin
With golden hair so sleek
And charming smile that shaped an isle
Into your red rose cheeks
Delirious, so curious
From all your scent did speak
It's no surprise that from your guise
I was left so weak
"Tick-tock" went the clock
That chased the nights away
Countless fears of countless years
You kept them all at bay
With just a touch, that meant so much
There's nothing left to say
But to gird with just these words
I love you every way
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The Bard
Silver tongued; quick like the whip
I'm always ready with another witty quip
The virtuoso; a musical magician
Setting words like a tactician
Sing them all into submission
I've never needed to audition
To play my masterpieces
For all the world to hear
Making them bow by their ears
And a song for all my foes
Laying laments on their fears
I create and I inspire
I'll set their minds on fire
With the words that I write
I can move a whole empire
Sweet nectar from the strings
Ambrosia dripping wings
Of the angels voice that calls
When I begin to sing
I can charm, I can dance
I can spin a quick romance
A face for all occasions
I'll have them at a glance
Into my trance
Held to every move I make
Fingers fly across the fret-board
I'm the rockstar of yore
And they're hanging on by each cord
But ecstasy and harmony
They're only but a part of me
I can sing you a dirge that'd
Make the world fall apart, you see
Striking terror in the hearts
Of the men that will depart
This world, before I start
My nex
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The Barbarian
Feel the might of the berserk
I'm battle made masterwork
And any strike that you land
Is another blow that I can shirk
Don't need no shields
Just a weapon in each hand
Fighting this war like
Each day is my last stand
My axe is of flying fury
I am more than the judge and jury
An executioner of man
Making blood run like mercury
My blade will feast on you
By the time that I am through
The mighty roaring beast
A one man wrecking crew
I'm a warrior master
Of control through disaster
Like Barbarian law says
Live fast or die faster
Feel the rage; break the cage
Another battle I will wage
Bringing fight after fight
And I don't need to be a sage
To know I'll prob'ly die young
Yet the thought has only stung
If I imagine that I'll be
The song bards never sung
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Broken Things
See the child standing at the cliff's edge
The fire flux within his breast
Breathing in the ashes of his anguish
His first bitter taste of anger
Fueled by the words that mark him danger
No helping hand to guide
As the molding voices chide
Dismiss the streaks that burn his cheeks
They taught him not to trust
With the spearing words that thrust
Him off the sanctuary's edge
Too far to reach love's cusp
And as the boy grows older
He has a devil on each shoulder
The seething tongues that wrap his mind
They say he'll be a monster
No heed to which they foster
The beast they feed with posture
Towards the pain that they mistake
For their child's unrestraint
The fear and the shame
The worry and the blame
That he carries around each day
More to his own dismay
A tempest deep beneath his vest
The writhing snake within his chest
Coiled round his broken heart
Anger tearing him apart
The fangs gripping at his neck
Choking out his words with venom
His bloodshot eyes screaming why's
To the heaven beyond
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The cacophony is endless
Marring all throughout my senses
A thousand voices at the walls of my mind
Their nails like static upon my conscience
Claws reaching through the folds
In futility I hold
With nowhere left to hide
Imprisoned by my weakness
Set upon from all sides
The noise, it never ceases
Screeching, wailing
The cacophony is jailing
I have no room left to squirm
No more sides left to turn
Down come crashing the stone
With which I built these spires
Their once golden sheen
Has tarnished by their fires
Now they've broken in, they surely won't let go
The mental tempest choirs
The noise, it crawls beneath my skin
Ripping every thought out from my marrow
Harrowed, their cacophonic arrows
The only escape, ever closing narrow
They encircle my reprieve
This sacred thing of mine
Taking hammers, forming cracks
Shattered to the point I lack
A will to endure the menace
The cacophony is endless
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The Abyssal Choir
The nightmare's dark, black and white
My vision screams as I speak the words
My heart pounds, the air is tight
In evil dreams there something stirred
Can you sense it watching you?
The eyes within the night
Can you feel it stalking you?
The darkness beyond light
The summoning, aberrant king
The sooth-signs fall from elder bound
A ritual, hearkening
Nine seals form unhallowed ground
Surrounding void closes in
Dimensional displace
Insanity absolve thy sin
Affliction to embrace
It hides among the minds of man
It weaves within the darkest strands
But when the light has fade away
The darkness comes to claim its prey
A history in arcane cast
Trust not the world around
A mystery from our dark past
Broken chains become unbound
Hear them sing, the hidden things
A cacophony beyond abyss
The black star come, madness brings
A writhing mass of nothingness
Can you hear the mumbling?
The monster beyond space
Can you see them crumbling?
When they look upon its face
Look inside, the truth tells lies
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Battle within
The world disolves
My mind is all wrong
Darkness is my happy song
Lost inside the lights can't reach
The noise rises but silence rings
Its in my head not reality
My lips are sealed I'll never speak
Never tell my misery
I'll keep it in untill it blows
Words burst fourth unoposed
Its all in my head
Can't you see ?
I'll never tell
Just let me be
If I speak out, try to reach out
It all crashes down
Just let me be
Relentlessly you wear me down
Smiling as you watch me drown
I pull within to save myself
Show you what you rather see
Someone who crys , someone who's weak
I'll keep it in untill it blows
Words burst fourth unoposed
Its all in my head
Can't you see ?
I'll never tell
Just let me be
I count the scars that no one sees
I know I've lost a part of me
These words cut deep I always bleed
Why can't you finaly set me free ?
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Mature content
Rigger assassin :iconbgk-bengiskhan:BGK-Bengiskhan 84 6
Ragga Bomb :iconlouvictorsk:LouVictorsk 138 14 League of Legends Fan art - Tahm Kench Retreat!! :iconbenlo:Benlo 1,724 117
Human Race And The Apocolypse
It's the human race,
Everyone's in the chase,
Running, Running,
Away from the cunning.
It's the pre-apocolypse,
Everyone wants a glimpse,
Blinking, Blinking,
Until they're blind and sinking.
It's the human race,
Everyone's in a haste,
Stumbling, Stumbling,
While curses we're mumbling.
It's the apocolypse,
Down goes government; brick-by-brick,
Dripping, Dripping,
Poison from the very cups they're sipping.
It's the human race,
Everyone's trying to save face,
Lying, Lying,
Behind every smile they're crying.
It's the post-apocolypse,
Confusion and Desperation joined at the hip,
Kneeling, Kneeling,
At the very throne they were appealing.
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Hallmark Holiday
It's the holiday season, and people are getting violent
Pushing, shoving & cursing to the tune of "Silent
Night", it's a hell of fight for what they sell
I’m in Jingle Bell Hell & I can tell
'cause the trees were up before the snow even fell
I could yell, it makes me wanna fly south like a bird
'cause by the millionth time you've heard
"Deck the Halls" you wanna hurt someone
Comin' outta Housewares with a shotgun
and blow away every speaker when I'm done
I have not yet begun to Christmas shop today
I can see it's gonna be another Hallmark Holiday
So get in on the Yuletide mayhem
Join all the shameless displays when
it's just another Hallmark Holiday
Come on out, 'cause it's going fast
so buy now, while supplies last
'cause it's another Hallmark Holiday
I walk into the store & see the lights
and look at all the pretty sights
It's a fight not to lose your cool
in the shopping cart jams & mob rule
The fools & their money are soon pa
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Black blood oozes
chocolate candy bruises
We've been here before
"Oh, she walked into a door"
Bloody nose once again
Mama paying for daddy's sin
Cannot leave the house today
Little one cannot go out and play
Knuckle fist for one and two
Mama, baby are black and blue
Two for woman, one for youth
Neither one dare tell the truth
One day mommy tries to run
Daddy kills her with his gun
"Nothing that belongs to me
Damn sure will never be free"
Baby now is five years old
They sleep in the car when it's cold
One day she'll escape and not be caught
Even with the risk of being shot.
Daddy and child roam from town to town
Child now ten, always wears a frown.
Daddy says she must be his wife
She puts him away, in the back with a knife
At sixteen she works the streets
Avoids eye contact with everyone she meets
She is now wanted for murder of her father
She never wanted to be a martyr
At twenty-five, she meets a john
Really a tough cop made of brawn
He cuffs her, "we've been looking for you"
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In the hours of midnight
The worst is yet to come
Plagues of thoughts swarm my mind
I'm left confused
Unable to comprehend this feeling
It comes in like a reaper
Showing my wrongs
It points at the guilty ones
One by one I say goodbye
To the cancers in my life
The weight is lifted but my heart still
Yearns to help them
As I slowly watch them pass by
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Our Shared Complex
With every gentle sway of her head
In sync with a melody only she can hear
I can feel myself falling even further
She moves so gracefully at times
That I forgot that she’s human, not an angel
But soon words begin passing through her lips
Her fingers move delicately across the frets
And she becomes lost within her own world
Some say it’s strange, the way she behaves
They question it every time she performs
“How can something so simple seem so complex?”
But that’s just how it is, how it always has been
I never fully understood this myself, not until our first kiss
It was one simple gesture that revealed a thousand complexions
Everything left unsaid, everything that was ever hidden was revealed
And I could finally understand just what it meant to be a part of her world.
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I don't like you.
I don't want you.
I won't fall in love with you.
I won't think about you constantly.
I won't notice the way your eyes shine when you look at me.
I won't feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you smile.
I don't want to hear sweet words of endearment fall from your lips.
I won't think about how kissable they are.
I don't want to run my fingers through your hair, or hold your hand, or lean on your shoulder.
I won't think about how well we fit together dancing, or making love.
I won't plan a future with you.
I won't dream about our wedding, or what our children would look like.
So put away your charm and your heart-felt declarations.
You're wasting your time.
I am not in love with you.
No. I am not in love.
No. I am not.
Yes. I am.
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Out of Reach
                                                                    My treasures! My treasures!
                                                              Oh why are my treasures out of reach?
                                                              How was it possible my keep breached?
                                            Now I am forced to watch as they are thrown, bend, and insides
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Adam and Aveline :iconraikoart:raikoart 438 9
ceiling song.
there aren't words for eves so blue,
the proper spine's late midnight arc.
each moment lures the insects through
to shadowed pinholes in the dark.
with a lock of moonlit eyes,
they spin their lilacs, quell their lies--
yet in the pits where beauty lies,
a soul calls out its lonesome blues.
no ear could hear, no brain could eye
this broken comet's downward arc
from space and stars and lights and darks,
from hope and hearts and while worlds through.
they spit the magic, the dance is through
and words all breed their classic lies
that strangle innocence and paint her dark,
beyond the views of reds or blues,
beyond lips and tongues and reaching arcs
the Fates cry wolf past city eyes.
and distant from the scope of eyes
the call of hands is grasping through 
and piercing purest silent arcs
and digging hollow graves to lie
the lonely, beaten, black and blue,
the ones who promise to the dark.
his voice is heaven in the dark,
art that pulls the twist of eyes
past the room and depths so blu
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FIELD OF THORNS - SANCTUARY :iconcaisne:Caisne 794 40
I Am Music
Express your love,
In beats of four;
I'm sure I'll understand,
On the dance floor.
Vent your anger,
Through expressive lyrics,
I'll calm you down,
With a rave remix.
Cry out your sadness,
In an experimental,
I'll dry your tears,
With something instrumental.
Become euphoric,
With a nightcore beat,
I'll keep you dancing,
And out of your seat.
Gaze off into Nostalgia,
I bring you back by humming a tune,
With a sweet, slow tempo,
As lulling as the moon.
Live your life,
Lost in emotion.
I'll always be here for you,
Going through the motions.
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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
"Wise men create proverbs; fools repeat them."

My life in a nutshell: I'm Alaskan born; moved to the lower forty-eight when I was relatively young. Homeschooled through most of my life, with the exception of a brief three-year stint in a public school. While there, I picked up a passion for writing fiction and poetry, spurred on by my teacher. I've since used writing as a hobby, though I intend to pursue it to a career as a novelist. While I'm working on that goal, I've decided to use DA as my outlet for all my creative fancies and literary venting, in hope of feedback and maybe giving others something enjoyable to peruse in the process.

If ya need a picture of who I am as a person, it's probably better described by this than anything I can conjure up:…
While it's not completely accurate (to me), it'll give a good general idea. The main exception for me lying in that while I apply an INTJ methodology to life, I cross the edge into an INFJ for creative purposes. I'd much rather spend my time dreaming up stories than just about any other mental gymnastic.
If you're interested in the psychology of personalities, I'd highly recommend poking about on there and even testing your own. I personally find the theory and conclusions in which they examine the persona to be fascinating.

If that's too much reading for you (then I'm surprised you've got this far ;P), and you prefer the good ol' direct approach, I'll oblige conversation and questions. Leave a comment, shoot me a note, whatever. I'll get back to you when I've found myself in a good moment for it. ^^


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EnigmaticNDN Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
thanks for reading my work, i hope you stop buy in the future for my new works
Maldictus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! I'm sure I'll stop in again at some point. ^^
EnigmaticNDN Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
I am happy to hear that
DemonianQueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for adding my piece to your favourites! :D I have given you a llama badge to show my appreciation. :) Have a wonderful day. :heart:
Maldictus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! It was a poignant piece with great rhythm.

Thank you for the llama. I hope you as well enjoy(ed) your day. ^^
theyllfindyoudead Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Thanks a lot for the fav ^^

Keep rocking on and have a nice day ;)
Maldictus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and right back at ya!
theyllfindyoudead Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
:happybounce:  Headbang! :D (Big Grin) 
Rayven616 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017   General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
Maldictus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. ^^
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