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TheDarkSide81

United States

Hi, I'm Arian. I live in eastern North America, and I like fantasy and science fiction.

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"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to brighten the darkness, opening out into the expanding universe."

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TheDarkSide81 (United States) published:

The Alabaster Wind

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If the wind left it's shapeless hidden form,
And took on a body like ours. 
Would her eyes glint alabaster like the brightest stars?
Or reflect a coming storm? 
And each twisted braid in her ebony hair,
Represent an aspect of her soul
That once was roaming wild air.

Would her tall stature represent 
The rocks of knowledge built up high,
A seawall reaching to touch the sky,
And break the waves that crash hell bent,
On hearing one note...

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TheDarkSide81 (United States) published:

Enough for Now

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Maybe I have not found my place,
But I have found myself,
That might be enough for now
And when I gaze at any open space,
I look not for what can be put on a shelf
A location as a specimen, but rather for a how.

How can I run as if my eyes were briefly shut,
And get lost by happy wandering,
Until I open them again, impatient,
Knowing that there isn't a shortcut,
No time for simply...

6 months ago

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TheDarkSide81 (United States) published:

Those Who Know the Twilight

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Those who know the twilight sigh,
As those who fear it rush away
The dark is too quiet,
Its nocturnal friends are nigh,
And the humid air lingers
After a hot summer day.

They do not speak but ponder
What threat could live in the dark,
For the fireflies glow,
And the owls wonder,
About things beyond feathered wings,
Deep in the soil of the moonlit park.

Half the world sleeps, half also rises,
So why shy from the switch...

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TheDarkSide81 (United States) published:

Fortitude the Game

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Let us see our stony stubbornness,
In a way we rarely have before.
It's time to look upon that sliver of our hearts, 
That reflecting streak like iron ore,
That forces us onto a distant shore,
Where struggle is the name,
Fortitude the game.
And feel no hatred,
Or a sense of blistering shame,
As our iron is a promise,
As we're the ones who suffer for 
Those who will follow, 
Who will turn that insufferable ore,
Into diamond, because...

6 months ago

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TheDarkSide81 (United States) published:

Second Star

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I couldn't count the hundreds
of times I looked up at the moon,
with a single hopeful daydream,
of stepping on it's surface soon.

If I could only get up higher,
without need for any plane,
I might touch the edge of world beyond,
and never be the same.

And yet if my journey only
was to the second nearest star,
great things would I encounter, 
in a galaxy vast and far.

over 1 year ago