“For the Happiness of All Mankind,” That is what they tell us. To labor is to be free, To find man’s species being, Among the ashes of hope. To be saved by faith alone, Or by the love of selfless sacrifice. To do what must be done, Regardless of the cost.   We castigate ourselves, […]

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When I was young, I dreamed of swords and dragon fire. I dreamed a dream of ancient seas, Crossed by the oarsmen of the Achaeans. I dreamed of venturing across golden sands, To win untold glories. Yet as the waves roll, The years have passed on by. Now I dream a mightier dream, As Odysseus […]

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“Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

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My shadow, Cutting through my skin again. Rending its scales, Releasing rivers of venom. Alone in the dark, At the mountains at the end of creation. In the gathering dark, The Smith beats his hammer. With fire and iron, The craftsman forges his destiny. To escape his bonds, To make war on the wicked. Overthrowing […]

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Food for thought

“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life.” – Michel Foucault

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Hell’s Kitchen

They live in the blank spaces, In the places between. Fed on the edges of shattered hope, The outcast grind onward. From factory floor, to mine shaft, The clatter of hammers pounds through the hours. Quotas were met and blood was shed, the hours passing in hell’s kitchen. Slinking home, Staggering like drunken men. Among […]

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“I rebel; therefore I exist” – Albert Camus

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