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"..hullo? it's me." can you hear me in there? "what.. what's the matter with you?" i am the knife that cuts your heart out. "the tools, they will be swinging.." i am the tune you cannot get out of your head. "the tools, they will be swinging.." i am the god of my own world. "but we will not be beaten down.." don't hesitate. i've never cried a cold tear. on-off, on-off, on-off. here a bit, there a bit, everywhere a bit, bit.. "you carry out your noble actions.. we will carry our noble scars.." reclamation. "you will do what looks good to you on paper.. we will do what we must.." oh, to be a caveman. i am you; you are me. my thoughts are your thoughts. explore me. explore yourself. see who i am? see yourself. i am a mirror of reality. as are you. i look at you to see who i am. "this time it's real.." when mirrors shatter, they become splinters of a former self. tiny bits and pieces. tiny bits. when i look back through time and compare my current self to my former, i see that i am but a bit of what i was. but a bit. on-off, on-off, on-off. i don't believe in luck. i am but a splinter of my former self. in all the directions i could have grown, i grew in this direction. other choices pushed aside. i find myself needing a chair. i am hairy leech. i am nitsuj. i am justin. pleased to meet you. welcome to yourself. 11:24 on a friday morning. fringe's writing impresses me lots. i should go boil myself in a kettle now. --- Assorted Poems by Kel'anth - --- Well, before I spew poetry at you, let me introduce myself. I'm Spartacus, or I was. Now I'm Kel'anth. This is my new handle. New handle, meet all the people. People, meet my new handle. This here is an odd mix, I think. Lots of different kinds of stuff, a lot of it is depressing and deathlike. Have fun, don't hurt yourself. I'll throw in a famous Hairy Leech style "---" after each thing, so it looks nicer. ---- "A Fish Dish" ---- The world turns inside out As we watch shaking with fear The people scream and shout They know that death is near Mountains crumbling, sky beneath our feet The world is in a fish Inside out, prepared to eat The Earth sits on a dish Dismembered corpses scattered all around Warped wood draped with entrails sticks half into the ground Fish guts are our universe, above the scaly sky Survivors falling through the void forever till they die Cities burn and mountains fall Forests turn to stone Leprous mothers weep and babies squall seeing firstborn sons stripped to the bone The vulture's out of business The children eat the dead Zombies roam in darkness And smash in babies' heads The universe in ruin lies Within a rotting fish Entropy has paid its call The flies now lick the dish ---- "Darkness Unheeded" ---- Darkness descends Night without end On a world without life It is dead A cinder, an ember Spinning through space Without life without light It was slaughtered Crumbling skulls litter the ground Among the blackened ashes Brains spill out as they split wide open Nothing to eat them but the cold cold wind The vultures are dead The flies are dead The mildew is dead They died with the men Craters where once stood cities Filled with icy water by the falling rains It glows in the darkness A fire that burns in flesh The living death wrought by men Men who killed each other Men who killed their world Men who killed their cause Men who killed their dreams Men who killed their future Men who killed themselves Eternal darkness falls There's no one left to care ---- "Chessboard" ---- God and Satan play chess On a board that is round, a world God makes the rules Souls are the pawns Souls of men and angels God wins As he knew he would Satan protests "I want a rematch!" God says, "Go to hell, And take your damn pieces with you!" And guides him with a swift kick Throws after him the box With Satan's pieces And unaligned pieces Souls of men and angels Satan burns The box burns The pieces burn Souls of men and angels Satan's men and Man's men In eternal pain God laughs at their screams ---- "Dark Phoenix" ---- I walk in darkness A thick black cloak A billowing cloud of pestilence Trailing, bringing pain and death I am the harbinger of misery Look on me and beware Children tremple at my coming And at my passing cry or die But like the Phoenix of ancient lore From the dark flames rise new-born men Born to darkness, born to pain Risen from hellfire They follow close, these men of strife My army, wielders of Death's sword They spread the new-found life ---- "Terrible Secret" ---- The world ended today Not with a bang but a whimper I'm the only one left on Earth Why am I writing this? If you are a visitor A being from space This warning is meant for you Spread it far beyond the stars Or all this will happen to you Our death was our fault And by our own hands We sought to know That whisch best lay undiscovered We sought to know The mind of God And all that we found was death Despair killed us all The despair of the lost At the terrible secret we found Every last man, woman, child took his life Leave this world and seek not to find The words that destroyed a race I will not repeat them My pity for the universe At what I know And none can know and live Prevents such a last desperate act of cruelty I write this in the blood That spills from my throat The blood of all the Universe Ignorance can be bliss sometimes Guard it carefully It's your life ---- "Alone at Last" ---- I am alone Bodies strewn before me Alone at last Corpses piled behind me I have won Worlds burn all around me I've killed tham all I am alone Silence Wait! There is one more One more to kill And there will be silence Silence unbroken Peace at last Eternal peace I take the last life All is empty ---- "Dwarfed" ---- Spinning Whirling Twirling Ball of stone Marble spinning Around a great fireball Too far to be seen Dwarfed by it all Spinning Drifting Turning Ball of fire Firefly flitting Within a swarm One among billions Dwarfed by it all Spinning Whirling Shining Spiral of stars Pinwheel spinning In a park full of others One among so many Dwarfed by it all And I am one person Walking Talking Laughing Speck of dust on a marble Invisibly small One omong billions Yet never am I Dwarfed by it all ---- "Another Romeo" ---- I lie beneath the ground My flesh decaying Worms live in my eye sockets And eat of the spoiled meat That was once a man A man who loved a woman She lies here beside me Hand clasped in mine The worms, our last friends They remember And mingle our dust The only consummation Of a love too great For death to overcome We lie beneath one monument She and I By a vow taken by our souls Though not our lips Plague stole her away But could not keep her from me Now at last I am hers And she is mine ---- "Run" ---- Run Run Run away Into black night Into dark woods Run Run Thorns tearing Ripping flesh The blood flows It Runs Runs Runs down Feels good Pain clears your head Calm, refresh, restore, invigorate Run Run Breath grows short Panting you stop Bloodstained Walk back again Meet your problems Your friends your foes Your world ---- "Guess Who" ---- Death came softly, like a thief But more like an old friend who covers your eyes Disguises her voice, and makes you guess who I welcomed this visitor, felt no grief One who lives in pain doesn't mind when she dies The night only brought me some welcome relief You'll only understand if it happens to you. ---- "House Mouse" ---- Hurrying, scurrying Tiny feet pattering Searching for snacks on the kitchen floor On comes the light The others are scattering Run away now, you'll come back for more ---- "Tremors" ---- The ground shakes below Listen to the music of the Earth Blasting Worldwide rhythm We all shake in unison With the planet With each other Cities crumble forming concrete heaps But we shall rebuild them Together we fall Together we shall rise ---- "City Sidewalk" ---- I stand in the door, watching Watching the people go by With vacant eyes With balnk faces They pass me by In a mindless dance They pass each among the others Never seeing Never touching A puppet choreography ---- "No Escape" ---- I took the pills, a handful Began to drift, welcoming darkness But the darkness lifted Replaced by sterile bright white When the tubes came out They took me away My new room has walls of rubber And they watch me And they watch me And I can't escape the pain And I share a cell with Napoleon ---- "Cesspool" ---- Clean suburban house Clean-cut family Nice neighborhood, but Down here, beneath Murky darkness Putrid filth I am unclean But I make them clean They need me, but They are ashamed I live beneath, ignored But beware One day I'll back up Revolt Puke up my filth On their spotless floor ---- "Joy Ride" ---- Open road, far as the eye can see One hand on the wheel, the other one left free Cas pedal on the floor, accelerating Downshifting with your free hand, exceed the ratings Feel to power, feel the speed The wind in your hair is all that you need --- Assorted Poems by Spectre ---- FEAR ---- Help me it stalks me, hiding in the shadows of my corrupt soul, a being so hideous, it cannot be named. help me it reaches for me, clawing, ripping, seeking the one thing that it can truly reach, my heart Help me I run in fear, run, but to no avail, for it is Faster Stronger Smarter than I am, yet I try to escape Help me I try to hide, to cower in fear, hoping it will not find me but it always finds its Quarry, and flushes it. Help me I try to fight, try to keep it away, but it has caught me it has finally caught me. the beast has caught me Help me It tears apart me, not my body, not my heart, but my mind I scream I scream in anger, frustration pain at not being able to stop it, but my screams go unheard and the Beast Claims me. HElp me. Please. ---- Untitled ---- blinding searing pain, cutting into me like a knife, over and over I scream, in torment, scream in pain Knives, cutting my soul, cutting my heart, i seek out the weilder yet he is invisible. I scream in torment, scream in pain he weilds his knife with cruel efficiency, knowing exactly where to cut knows all the vulnerable spots. I scream in torment, scream in pain he is slowly cutting me apart, piece by piece, and I cannot stop him, can i? I scream in torment Scream in pain he cuts my mind, slicing through the memories of love, and sweetness, and drawing the blood of anger and pain I scream in torment scream in pain he cuts my heart, slicing through the love. slicing through the hope, drawing the blood of jealousy and hatred I scream in torment scream in pain He tries to cut my soul, but his knife meets the barrier, the barrier I set up to keep out love, to keep out others, has saved me I scream in triumph but the bladesman finds an opening, and cuts into my soul I scream in fright I reach out, grab the bladesman, Pull his knife from his hand, and meet no one. I scream in Torment, I scream in pain. I look at the knife, and see the weilder I scream in recognition (authors Note: you figure out who the bladesman is, its not hard, think on it..) ---- the hunted ---- I am the hunted a hapless quarry, being sought out by a hunter I see him, he lifts his weapon, and aims I am frozen, I cannot move, yet death stares me in the Face he pulls on the trigger, a shot. ---- the light ---- I stumble about in the darkness, looking for escape I see a light the darkness created by myself, I wander around in it, lost, hopeless. I see a light the demons that took the light have left, not caring about me, my torment, yet I will to love I see a light a voice, a voice tells me that it is all right, to seek the light, for the darkness is not total, 'tis a shadow of myself I see alight I head towards the light, praying it is escape I see a light I reach the light, yet the pull of the darkness is strong, yet the light beckons, pleads. I see the darkness I see the light A struggle within myself, a struggle to hide in the darkness, or to face the light. I choose the light ---- sound of a heartbreak ---- ever hear the sound of a heart breaking? a sound so painful to the ears, some people refuse to hear it a sound so loud, yet some people are deaf to it I know what it sounds like, for I have heard it within my own chest ever hear the sound of a heart breaking? a sound rushes to my ears, a hollow sound, of an empty vessel a vessel, once full, that has been drained of all. ever hear the sound of a heart breaking? a sound, a sound of pain, of torment, a scream, so loud it rings in my ears, I look to see who else has heard it, no one has. Ever hear the sound of a heart breaking? a sound, a sound of death, a thing once alive has died, and no one weeps for it, because it has died alone. ever hear the sound of a heart breaking? i have ---- Shelter ---- I hide in My shelter let no one in, never leave it. yet I see her, looking at my shelter, yet seeing no one My hand quivers, I start to reach out, but I pull my hand back. I hide in my shelter a shelter I created because of the very people I watch yet, I want to let her in, but my mind has taken control of my heart I hide in my shelter and watch ---- [>> Phoenix Modernz Inc. :908/830-TANJ <<] [>> Modern Textfiles Inc. The Matrix BBS:908/905-6691 <<] [>> The Lawless Society Inc. CyberChat BBS:908/506-7637 <<] [>> -also- <<] [>> Terrapin Biscuit Circuit:908/506-6651 <<] [>> First Universal Church Kalisti: 602/753-3784 <<]


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