Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Space To Run

I don't think this blog format works very well for longer pieces, so here is The Space To Run on my dA account.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Trying Too Hard To Be Immortal

Another one from 2011 that I finished recently.

Trying Too Hard To Be Immortal

I whispered to the world
And said my secrets safe with you
Closed my eyes and turned
A golden key
Laid down to rest

But somehow
The earth had found
A way to be untrue
My secrets never mattered
To a mother cold as you

And no matter how I wished
Beneath stars or sinking moon
Not an answer
Just a promise
Of an ending coming soon

So I wandered through a thousand lives
And lived them one by one
Closed my eyes
They slipped away
I forgot where I'd begun

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Road Is Moving

Don't let life beat you into thinking there are rules you have to follow. You get one life - this is it. If you really want something, don't give up; fight for it, take it.

I turn around
But nothing's there
We're running so fast
We forget where

I've gone so far in this lifeline
I need a new life
But where to start from?
We've been here so long

After awhile
We forget the beauty
Of the moment, the unknown
It's burning right through me

I gave you time
Time didn't care
Now who's waiting
Who's around the corner?

We're so far past a dead end
Feels like a start to forever
Where am I going?
The road is moving

After awhile
We forget the beauty
Of the moment, the unknown
It's burning right through me

Monday, January 2, 2012

Boldly

Going through the past 6 months of random stuff.

Boldly

As the moon rose
As the trees spoke
Swaying smoothly as the heart
With a beat that is red
and delicious

With fire coursing
and melting
Its way through time
Our fire, we felt
We cried that it belonged to us

But time and fire
Never knew our names
Our precious youth
and hidden games
That vanish, untraced

Yet we lay, boldly
Beneath the stars
Surrounded by emptiness
and beauty
For a moment

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boundaries

Its been far, far too long since I've posted here. Thanks for reading. This one's for those who love, who hate, whose fantasies can and will never be reality.

Boundaries

Hands and fingers feeling down
Cross the boundaries I laid
Sparks shatter my soundless world
Fulfill the wish I should have made

I want to feel like this forever
Lost in your loud world, all color
Dreaming through a lonely vessel
Living just to touch each other

Watch the dark hide your desires
Wrap yourself in reds and yellows
Lay yourself across my threshold
Forget the world and all its troubles

But time was slow and we were fast
Our fears rained down to drown our flames
We passed the day, refused the night
I thought of you and laughed and cried

All that's left this thread of words
It's strong enough to pull you in
Or tie me up, make you a prison
I watch your mouth, it cuts my hands

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Inception and Vanishing Complexity

Recently everyone has been going crazy over Chris Nolan's new supposed masterpiece Inception. I saw the movie last week and I must say it was very well done, however I do not think it is nearly as original and brilliant as some enthusiastic reviewers say. The story was actually quite simple and nowhere near as complex and far-reaching as something like The Matrix or Fight Club. The appeal is very personal and psychological, as is Chris Nolan's style, but I digress. The reason I believe there is such praise for this movie is quite simple. People want to be made to think. This is what Nolan's popularity really conveys to me, as this is a thought-provoking movie, but not extremely so. I think that, at least at some level, people are just so sick of being presented with simplistic action or romance that is completely transparent. This has been the case over and over again in the past few years. There is a trend toward less thought-provoking movies. Last year saw a couple sci-fi gems come out in the form of District 9 and Moon. This year Inception is the only movie I have been willing to see in theaters. This trend towards less complex and unique movie plots really makes me wonder if people actually do want less thinking and more visceral stimuli as entertainment. Then I look at the popularity of "reality" television and know it must be true. A wise man did once say that people would rather be content to live in ignorance and stupidity than go through the labor of gaining more knowledge. Is this contentedness positive or negative? A small part of me wants to have sympathy for those who wish this kind of contentment, but I know if everyone was content to remain ignorant our country and our civilization would not have gotten very far in the first place.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Atlas Shrugged

It's really amazing what people think they deserve. I was just talking about this with my dad the other day. There has become such a sense of entitlement in this country it's disgusting. Many people think they deserve all the latest and greatest shit just because they're alive and in the United States. Yes, you can achieve great things, but you know what? You have to earn them. Many people expect to be handed everything these days, not the least of which is massive amounts of credit. The idiot who takes out a loan for a car he can't afford and can't pay back. These are the new poor people who have it all, including tens or hundreds of thousands in debt. Who has to come up with that money? Apparently you and I, the people who pay taxes, do. With the government handing out bailout money left and right the vultures (looters) swoop in. There was a book written about this type of thing, it's called Atlas Shrugged. This is how it starts.