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APED: "swimming hole"

February 1st, 2009 (01:13 pm)

It's deep. I don't know just how far.
The chains won't let me swim.
The fish avoid me. I'm apart
from normal things like them.
As for who chained me -- never mind.
It was so long ago.
I've been here for a long, long time.
It's not so bad. Although...

I'd like to have some friends again.
For it's been far too long.
The chains kept me away from them.
That's why I sang my song:
A song of old and lonely things.
A song of souls laid bare.
A song of long-forgotten kings.
A song of beasts made fair.

And deep inside their heart of hearts,
their loneliness came out.
So they swam down. They played their part.
And then I just reached out.
Of course they struggled. That was play.
We were the best of friends.
They rotted soon and fell away.
I was alone again.

I sing not of forgotten kings,
Although my song was true.
For now I'm much too old to sing.
My hopes are all on you.
The voices I hear far up there
Stir me from my sleep.
Your friends are swimming. Take their dare.
Hold your breath. Dive deep.

Comments

Posted by: Not your everyday Viking angel (shadowvalkyrie)
Posted at: February 1st, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)

*shivers* I somehow find this sad rather than scary. Due to the lack of maliciousness and the profound loneliness that's there instead, probably?

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: February 1st, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)

I agree. Its so ... sad and lonely. Maybe I'm too sympathetic?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 1st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)

There is always that possibility. :)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 1st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)

Lack of maliciousness, maybe, but profound self-centeredness, too. Dispos-A-Friend! For when being friends with you KILLS PEOPLE.

Posted by: Not your everyday Viking angel (shadowvalkyrie)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
excused from saving universes

You mean that's not normal? But... it's not on purpose? *still sympathetic*

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Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 1st, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
wonder woman 2

Thank you! And no, I haven't. I will have to look her up.

(So many books. There ain't time.)

Posted by: Swamp Adder (swamp_adder)
Posted at: March 6th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)

Very creepy. I like it.

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