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SaturateI have only seen myself in black and white.
Life is plain in the younger years; simplistic.
No real definitive characteristics, only a promise that you'll grow into your skin.
The way you grow into it will define you the day you fit.
I twitch and squirm as my skin grows tighter,
Fearing I may have come into it all wrong.
I am defined by the "dos" and the "don'ts" and the "rights" and the "wrongs"
Instilled in that simplistic childhood long past.
Painted in absence of color, built by brick and mud.
"You will be sturdy in your new skin", they used to tell me.
I was molded with patience and less than consideration,
But just enough for me to withstand the predicted winds.
As I watch others mold into their skin, they solidify into masterpieces.
Bold, rich flavor bursting from their seams, ingenuity and inspiration exploding.
As I watch myself through a dusty mirror, I see the plain girl from my childhood.
I have only seen myself in black and white.
Knowing only wrong and right.
Poetic PsychosisIn thirty seconds, the next shell would fall. Every night was the same, but every night Lorenzo experienced it as if it were the first time. His throat felt swollen; breathing was hard. He glanced around at the others; young men like him who had been shipped out in the name of honour and freedom. There was no honour in this, no freedom. Only death behind your eyelids, and a fear so gutting, that it carved out your innards and left you a hollow husk. Lorenzo tried to breathe, tried to assure himself that he was still whole, still made of flesh. They had lied when they told him he was ready.
Matteo ran towards him, arms out, rifle swinging uselessly at his side. He shouted for him to run, but Lorenzo remained motionless, unable to move as his friend’s warning was lost in the constant blare of gunfire. None of them were ready.
“The cycle is repeating. It is not safe.” The voice was soft and weak, yet it carried over the gunfire and battle cries without impediment.
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