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Fast-forwardAs earth's candle flame vanishes
behind the horizon
once more am I reminded
that my own life-candle
is growing dim.
The wick is not the problem
as more than enough remains
to keep the flame alive;
no, it is the lack of oxygen
starving a flame that so longs
to be a blazing inferno of love and life.
But all too brief were its opportunities,
the times when it was allowed to breathe
and shine brightly. Not that brightly, even,
but at least enough to be noticed.
As my soul-fire wanes and dies,
so does my body. A hollow shell of
battered bones and useless muscle tissue,
rejecting all commands sent by the authority
that was my brain, shouting, screaming:
"You hold power over this empty husk no more!"
So I am sitting here
with my gaze stuck to the window,
watching my life take place without me -
passing by in a grotesque flash of
like an old VHS tape stuck on fast-forward.
10 years, 20 years, 30 years
day after day, week after week, month after month
one thread of hope
Love Is A Rational Thing"What is love, darling?", you asked me out of the blue one night as we were lying side by side, looking at each other.
"Well, I think the exact definition may vary, depending on whom you ask. For me, love is a rational thing." You looked at me in disbelief with those big brown eyes of yours. "How so?", you asked. "Isn't love the most emotional and least rational thing in the world?"
And I had to admit, you got a point there. Most people would certainly agree with you. Most people, but not me.
"You're probably confusing love with the feeling of attraction. Or falling in love. Those things are indeed highly irrational. Mostly based on brain chemistry, anyway."
You raised your eyebrows even higher when you heard this, and then turned them to a frown. "So what's the point?"
"My point is that loving someone, with everything attached to its meaning, is a conscious decision. See, why do I love you?"
"I'm not even sure any more that you do", you said with a mischievous smile on your lips.
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More