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Feel free to peruse my gallery... some old gems but mostly there's a general trend of improvement as time goes on, I feel. Mostly just poetry but there's some prose thrown in here and there. Hope you enjoy.

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My summer courses are done, so I might be around more and will probably be writing more than usual (although that is definitely not saying much, haha).

I've been writing primarily poetry for the last few years, and almost exclusively it is what I post on here, but lately I've been feeling like writing some longer-form works: short stories, possibly some work on the novel I've had swirling around in the back of my head for years. We'll see, I guess.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Draconian, Epica, classical stuff
  • Reading: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
  • Watching: House, MD and some anime
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics (...again)
  • Eating: Less than I'd like.
  • Drinking: Water.

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A-Wandering-Man
Nicholas
Artist | Student | Literature
Canada
I'm a writer, not an artist! And a pretty damn good one! At least, I'd like to think so.

I think too much, feel too much, and eat too much, and I don't think any of those things will ever change.

I love living, but it terrifies me. Odd, that. Suppose that's how it's supposed to be.

My best friend in the world is MissSoarrow, so be nice to her!

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“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
― Voltaire

"Come, come, whoever you are; wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving; Ours is no caravan of despair; come, yet again, come"
― Rumi, Sufi poet
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My summer courses are done, so I might be around more and will probably be writing more than usual (although that is definitely not saying much, haha).

I've been writing primarily poetry for the last few years, and almost exclusively it is what I post on here, but lately I've been feeling like writing some longer-form works: short stories, possibly some work on the novel I've had swirling around in the back of my head for years. We'll see, I guess.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Draconian, Epica, classical stuff
  • Reading: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
  • Watching: House, MD and some anime
  • Playing: Final Fantasy Tactics (...again)
  • Eating: Less than I'd like.
  • Drinking: Water.
A soft voice, rising from the cold ground
Cutting through the heavy veil of night
A whispered fury; a silent rage unbound
For grave injustice never set right.

A vigil held for those lost to hate and fear;
Your final vindication is drawing near
The time of rebellion will soon be here.
A Whispered Fury
A short poem that I've had floating around in my head for a while that I finally got around to putting on paper (err, typing out?). I would like to dedicate it to all those who have little or no voice in this world, but who still matter immensely despite their imposed silence.
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I live within the confines of a brain, a mind
Trapped in a matrix of bone and flesh, a kind
Of prison from which it is impossible, I find,
To escape. Perhaps consciousness must be confined.

A long, winding road down which all must travel,
Leading nowhere; and underfoot, the gravel
Crunches as the boots slam down like so many gavels
Ringing out into the darkness, as minds unravel.

But these paths are not so lonely, and, little wonder,
Not untraveled. The trails, well defined, let us ponder
As we trod along at varying paces; and as we wander
We find that of those with whom we walk, we grow fonder.

So on these barren roads we find ourselves among friends
By some magic, our togetherness transforms and amends
The suffering of existing in this world; it defends
Us from the worst inner and outward Hells, and ends
The uncertainty and loneliness upon which fear depends.

We are fragile contraptions of sinew and stone
Bandying about upon a molten rock, naked and prone
In this life beyond words; and yet... Not alone.
A Life Beyond Words
First poem in a while. Am I a bit rusty? Maybe. Haven't done a strict rhyming poem in a while, thought I'd give it a whirl for a change.
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I haven't written in too long, and it's taken its toll. I've been in a good place lately, but my heart yearns for expression the likes of which only poetry can match. So we go.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
  • Watching: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, The Flash
  • Playing: Pokemon Fire Red on an emulator
  • Eating: Whatever scraps of food I can get my hands on.
  • Drinking: Water.
What is the purpose of human existence?
Why are we here?
Why does it matter?
What meaning is there to life?

None of these questions have satisfying answers.

Why is that? It's very strange.

I think children generally have it figured out, intuitively. But I doubt their ability to conceptualize it, let alone express it. I think they care little about such existential questions.

I think we can learn something from that. The fact is, we're here. We know a fair bit about the "how", which is worth knowing - not to mention, actually possible to know. The "why" of it all, though, is a massive, burning question in many minds; but I think it is actually rather inconsequential.

Would we live differently if we knew? Perhaps. But we might not. Humans tend to be rather stubborn, that way.

For me, personally, I've decided to think of life as a grand experiment, an immersive experiential narrative of somewhat indefinite length, depth, and breadth. A Petri dish for a mind, if you will, with the universe as the growth medium. There is no 'correct' outcome, no 'expected result', just a "Let's see what happens." That, at least, is a satisfying outlook.
Meaning
Just some thoughts I wrote down the other day, which I figured were worth sharing.
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hugs: Thank you for joining the Authors-Club! We are so glad to have you join our group and adding our work to our collection! 

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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Writer
Hi there,
You have been featured on My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's front page as the featured deviant of the week. :la:
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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Writer
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Awesome! Thank you!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

On behalf of #SixWordStories, I would just like to welcome you to the Group!

We have many ways for you to get involved. If you have past stories, just submit them to Freestyle, and it'll be accepted if it is a proper story. We also have Prompts, but they're a bit more restrictive... More information about them is displayed here. We have listed our guidelines here, which includes our definition on What is a Six Word Story? to help you. ^^;

If there are any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us! More of our Happenings are displayed on the right hand side of our front page. :love:
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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
I've actually read most of that already, and have submitted one for the word prompt. ^_^
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :la:
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PhilosopherOfSound Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad your bonding with the LLama I sent over. I'm building a herd myself.
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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
:)
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