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Backing Off (andclearingup)

January 21, 2014
By Kairi_McEwin GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kairi_McEwin GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
“Truth is always stranger than fiction. We craft fiction to match our sense of how things ought to be, but truth cannot be crafted. Truth is, and truth has a way of astonishing us to our knees. Reminding us, that the universe does not exist to fulfill our expectations. Because we are imperfect beings who are self-blinded to the truth of the world’s stunning complexity, we shave reality to paper thin theories and ideologies that we can easily grasp – and we call them truths. But the truth of a sea in all it’s immensity cannot be embodied in one tidewashed pebble.”

In the background,
I’ve got static in my head-
In the foreground,
I’ve been pulled back to the dead-

Frustration, vexation
Depression, oppression.
Slippin’ through the sand
and jarring my gears-
It’s the fool’s holy land,
and I’ve been dwindled into tears.

It’s takin’ some time,
but I’ve figured that I’m the same,
and even following this line,
it’s broken and made me lame-

Sure, I can;
This s***’ll hit the fan,
and I’ll sit in the debris.

See, I’ve got the capability,
but I’ve no visibility,
Save this for a new day.

Fed these miracles,
but do they even work?
My words are satirical,
and the vultures will lurk.

I’ve got a plan,
but it’ll all fall apart;
I broke again,
so when is the new start?

Give me the new moon,
and I’ll craft it into a goddess-
but give me till noon,
and I’ll crash this mess.

So f*** your expectations,
Because I’m tired of conforming to the same structure.
I’ll turn up the volume
and step into my life-
I’m going to work by
my own pace.
Just because you gave the date,
doesn’t mean I care.
Either way,
I’ll carry on myself.

The author's comments:
Just a little rant piece.

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