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Today is the Day of Defeat,
Today the day when stones sing instead of men as
Promised, the day when
    Little Ai refuses to go quietly into the Outer Darkness,
  The day when there is sin in the camp and
The day when nothing happens when you pull the trigger.

Unwanted, feet that belong to blank faces
Stomp the street and whisper, looking down,
Like weary streetwalkers painted and rouged up
     Only to find that no one will buy,
   Desperate the man who asks again for
A chance.

Today is the day when the sun retreats farther
And faster than we thought. Today
When defeat is, it is deep and it is long, a
     Chasm that goes far down into the
   Dark heart of things, into the core of the world
  And pulls up silvery ghosts to sigh and explain
To wondering men what futility tastes like
     They know it well in the core where
     The Outer Dark becomes Inner Dark, where it is
     Not a thing of monsters with fangs but monsters
     With haircuts, or rather monsters that are
     Not all that special at all.

Today is the Day of Defeat where Trojan ants
Dance across rust fields and are blown away by
A greater force, the Hellene gust that they
     Fear because they are wise but must go out
   Anyway because it is what must be done,
  What must be endured to any end.
Job hunting.

I have no skills, only the skills of knowing when a friend is in need and knowing when to be sometimes be silent. I've worked 3 years being the face of a ministry, playing music, volunteering, lifting heavy things and moving them (that part for free)

But obviously having spent one's whole life keeping a clean outer image as a minister's child and dealing with congregation people hasn't prepared me at ALL for working in a cafe or restaurant, right, y'know?

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AiweAlako Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Good luck on the hunt!
(I love the bit "...or rather monsters that are/ Not all that special at all." I have an image in my head that's trying to form...and it'll be cool when it finally decides to show me what it is you've inspired :D )
JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you-- actually, I found one about... five days later! ^_^'
AiweAlako Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Congrats! Hope it turns out to be a great place to work!
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Writer
I read this as if it was slam poetry. It's marvelous!
JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Writer
Why thank you! :D

I've never really been a fan of slam poetry, honestly. I think that the performance aspect of it can be marvelous, and I've read some really great slam before, though!
LadyScipio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
foto-ragazza14 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Wonderful, as usual. :clap:
JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Writer
(Oh my, I didn't see this!)

Thank you!
foto-ragazza14 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Haha no problem at all! I do the same all the time. :XD:
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