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    Default Powers, Principalities, Thrones, And Dominions


    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Default Dedication

    This is for Leanna.

    Always and forever.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Default The Circle (I)

    THE CIRCLE (I)




    The circle begins, seeking justice,
    seeking reason, order in chaos.
    Justice turns false, reason nonexistent,
    chaos consumes order, all is lost.
    It ends where it began, again seeking justice,
    reason and order, Now, against the circle.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Default Maranatha


    MARANATHA




    Day and night, year by year.
    I wait patiently to find you here.
    The one who fills my days with wonder
    Who fills my nights with fiery passion.
    Loving me, caring for me, she knows my every mood
    Who loves me for my every move.


    I wait for you alone tonight.
    Will you come and change my life?
    Love me, hold me,
    guard me, treasure me.
    Give me songs, and write me poetry.



    Iíll wait for you alone tonight.
    When will you come?

    Give me a sign.

    I love you.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    BROKEN WORLD





    The trout in the brook and streams
    In the glowing golden current where once they swam
    Now forever lost in the murk
    Slurrying in the water black with soot.

    The end
    This is how it came to be
    Of a thing that once had been believed
    But now a mere shadow of what its former self
    A shell

    Now they build towers to heaven to reach God
    But God is not watching them
    So they build for nothing
    But yet they keep building up
    And up
    And up


    Where were you that I lived with?
    On this maze that we call life you were mine
    The alpha and the omega
    The first and the last
    The beginning and now this end
    This end


    This end.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    LAMENTATIONS (I)






    The black barges crossing the sickly river
    Gaunt riders on black demonic horses
    The bodies hanging broken
    from the stout limbs of trees
    Herds of swine thundering
    A plague from the Old Testament
    (written by Homer, didnt you know?)


    A boot in the end of its lifespan
    Crossing the line
    Replete with the dark and fear
    I dont want the bloodguilt

    A circle of idiots stoking a fire
    Them drooling over the spit

    An infant skewered there roasted to black
    There is no sin, only hunger
    yet there is pleasure.

    Help.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    In the Garden of Eden, the Garden of Gethsemane


    come away O godless child
    a lustrum of life's waters pass before thee
    a river of dried blood into the willows
    the sickly discharge of diseased loins
    grotesque urchins
    orphaned spawn of a slum womb
    into a wicked wicked wicked world

    the face of God, face of a red Christ,
    a butchered sun, a molten moon
    a decade gone, a year to come
    I taste the blood
    sour, salty, without remedy.

    until the sun goes down
    a stoop-shouldered descent
    a bird shot from the sky
    it lies flapping in the blooded dust
    black blood
    god's blood

    come away come away O come away now
    come away come away come

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Simply amazing

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    PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS A HANGED MAN



    Long had he labored beneath the burden
    Of his kinfolk's lustful ways
    His family tree a wickerwork of incest and degradation
    An ancient dead oak rising twisted from the soul of the earth
    Another tree he finds himself at
    Ravaged by a storm
    A gallows-tree at the edge of the ruined field
    The mad mob with shotguns socked under their arms
    They all seem to bend at him worshipfully
    A hundred lumping shadows circling about him
    The dead man hanged
    It's a shady tree, boy, look ye at
    The corpse swinging madly from the gallows
    The face blanched white like a ghost's
    Lifetimes lost in queer congress
    The body cocooned in death
    a bird skull
    a bible illustration
    downtrodden
    one eye cocked to the heavens
    beseeching the sky
    begging God's tender mercies.
    Torchlight
    No room for an angel, a devil, only reapers
    The crows come
    Now the crows come
    They feed, pecking at his face
    At his eyes
    The gallows-tree groans as it surrenders to his weight
    And he falls
    falls
    falls
    Into hell.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Did you just get one copy published?

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    Of poems? Not yet.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    I see, you plan to though, right?

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    Yes. Do you think they're publishable?

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    I can say that I would buy it, yes, I think they could make it in the market

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    Well thank ye, sirrah:



    Exod, The Man and the Boy



    (from the barren belly of my mama i should not have)
    I gushed from her, great bloody thing torn from the very pit of her
    Feed me
    O feed death to me!
    I starve O I must not
    Fuckers
    Do you not know, do you not see?
    The flies hum earnestly in the world
    all in need of attention
    Frogs croak from outside
    Cicadas buzz
    A car horn blares in the faraway
    I draw my first breath
    My first
    A-A-A-A-AHHH!!!
    and she draws me down
    down
    down under
    wrenching me free of her at last
    black ribbons of blood all about me
    caking my skinned body
    A-A-A-A-AHHH!!!
    I look at (her she it) my mother for the first time
    my unseen caretaker
    her pale arms and face
    tiny breasts swollen like overripe oranges
    her wasted belly from which I was ripped away like a tumor
    a plague
    misbegotten
    life that flickers, life that screams,
    rooted in that cataclysmic birth of mine
    gleaned, gleamed
    the rise and fall of her breath
    my breath no longer
    the static the length of me and my
    (hate)
    all the shrieks and not a cloud in sight
    a slobbering bundle am I
    oh Mary mother of me
    mother of God
    mother of all
    the shouts are manic now, squeals of terror
    hellish
    hell
    snake fizz
    bugs buzzing in outrage
    infernal static
    A-A-A-A-AHHH!!!

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    The Foundling Queen





    This little one found in the woods
    They take her home huddled about her
    She is baptized Abagail, this little one
    A foundling queen she will be.

    They paint a portrait for the little one
    They sing a little tune
    Oh I had a dream that I could fly
    The foundling queen at my side.

    Her fifth year on earth they prime her to be
    The foundling queen she was meant to be
    When the sun curled above the clouds
    A queer little smile for the foundling queen.

    Something of deviled reason
    Angelists come hooded in white
    Turned blooded with violent deeds!
    O wicked little foundling queen!

    You have committed no sin in being here!
    Tell me, why have you done this
    O little foundling queen?
    Don't cry for me, cry for the dead.

    This child of sin, spawn of blood
    Dazzled in the dust under the blinding sun.
    Spawn of stone, spawn of death
    O foundling queen's shadow on the sun.

    She spent those years in a smothering scrum
    Of mothers fussing, clucking like hens
    And soon her fear of the other children grew
    In the marble eyes of the foundling queen.

    The crones that bathed her, dreamers perched about
    Things to know, things to learn,
    O the playground where she would be wont to swing
    So went the days of the foundling queen.

    Then one day the rain came to pass
    Spewing forth a deluge upon the valley roads
    Vile and stinking slashes of bilge
    On the home of the foundling queen.

    O the child-harlot, the slut-saint of Our lord
    This heavenly luminary of the custodians
    Insane, mad, deluded followers!
    Trapped in the gaze of the foundling queen.

    This the year of our Lord who gives a damn
    Suckling on the shriveled teat of sanity
    They come with madness in their eyes
    To the nursery of the foundling queen.

    They burst the door apart, with axes and clubs
    Slavering masses converged on the foundling queen
    With piercing shrieks and cries of murder
    So ends the life of the foundling queen.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    These are great

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    These are really good. I especially liked The Foundling Queen and In the Garden of Eden, the Garden of Gethsemane. I would buy this book.
    A true firewasp ninja would never wear such a ridiculous sweater.

    There's logic in nonsense.

    Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.

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    You've got two buyers, I would consider it

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    Well thank you, Hannah and Storyslinger.

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Song of the Wandering Madman





    I am the thorn in the foot, I am the thief in the night,
    I am the worm at the root, I am a blur in the sight.
    I am the rat in the wall, the madman at the gate,
    I am the ghost in the hall, damned for all to hate.

    I am the rust on the corn, I am the rot on the wheat,
    Laughing man's labor to scorn, weaving a web for his feet.
    I am molder and blood and blight, danger and death and decay;
    The mark of the rain by night, the blast of the sun by day.

    I warp and wither with drought, I work in the swamp's foul yeast;
    I bring the plague from the south and the leprosy in from the east.
    I rend from the hemlock boughs wine steeped in the petals of dooms;
    Where the fat black serpents drowse I gather the rotten blooms.

    Never the sun goes forth, never the moon glows red,
    But out of the south or the north, I come with the slavering dead.
    I come with hideous spells, black chants and ghastly tunes;
    I have looted the hidden hells and plundered the lost black moons.

    There was never a king or priest to cheer me by word or look,
    There was never a man or beast in the bloodblown ways I took.
    There were crimson gulfs unplumbed, there were black wings over a sea,
    There were pits where mad things drummed, and foaming blasphemy.

    There were vast ungodly tombs where slimy monsters dreamed;
    There were clouds like bloodened plumes where unborn demons screamed.
    There were ages dead to Time, and lands lost out of Space;
    There were adders in the slime, and a dim unholy Face.

    Oh, the heart in my breast turned stone, and the brain froze in my skull --
    But I won through, I alone, and poured my chalice full
    Of horrors and dooms and spells, black buds and bitter roots --
    From the hells beneath the hells, I bring you my deathly fruits
    .

    "I aim to misbehave."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds

    "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."
    -- Hoban Washburne

    "What does that make us?"
    "Big damn heroes, sir."
    "Ain't we just."
    -- Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Washburne

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    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    that's a badass poem, sir. it flows so perfectly.
    A true firewasp ninja would never wear such a ridiculous sweater.

    There's logic in nonsense.

    Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.

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    Song of the Wandering Madman is outstanding work.

    Hannah's critique is 100% right on the money!

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