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disconnected,
disjointed,
disabled.

discontented,
disrupted,
dissembled.

we-
irrelevant and obsolete

simply-
inelegant and incomplete

don’t know.

unaccepted,
unadapted,
unprepared for
a trip to the other side.

unrecorded,
uninspired,
unheeded for
a chance to be edified.

now do we
truly want to

play a game
we can’t see through?

...

we,
simply,
don’t know.
Obsolete
Inspired by recent events, among other, more personal things.

Also, this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5goc3V…
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damage done,
a smoking gun,
stray bullets of a battle won

no heroes in a modern war;
no honor in a bloody corps;
no respect for the human corpse

Sun Tsu’s art is in the right
when victory averts a fight--
words of peace are only trite
where men are never ruled by might.

damage done,
a tale spun,
false records of a battle won

no justice in the battle fought;
no reason in a headline’s thought;
no byline that which can’t be bought

hard for us to empathize
when victory enforces lies--
justifies who lives and dies
by painting pictures of good guys.

damage done,
isn’t it fun
to look back on the battle won?

to satirize permanent scars;
adapt the plot for movie stars;
make a living off memoirs

can’t stop damage at its source
when victory forgets remorse--
another ride on our warhorse,
symptoms resolved with applied force.

damage done to mental health,
the system does it to itself.

Damage
A gut reaction to some recent events, and some in the very distant past.
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Devin L. Smith
Artist | Student | Literature
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Just another young man with an itch to write, and one that doesn't bite.
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powercomplex Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Hello! I have moved from Reveant to this account~
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Writer
Did you know that otters hold hands when they sleep so they won't drift away from the group?
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DarkLover33 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   Writer
Happy birthday! :D Heart Have your cake and eat it too 
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Matanuipwnsyou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
HAPPY BRITHDAY
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SearingBlaze000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to our new group, :iconsouls-within-life:! This group is dedicated to Literature, but the type of literature that is GOOD. Please submit to our gallery and do browse! 
:iconicykitsunestorm: is the founder, and our friends, :iconcypselurus::icongreeneyedwolf023::iconrd0724: :iconamyyang:, and I, :iconsearingblaze000: are the co-founders, as well as :iconreapersprominence:. The contributors are :iconafterthenonsequitur: and :icondays-be-strange:. Thank you for joining, and enjoy your stay! :) (Smile)
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IcyKitsuneStorm Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
…wow. I should really do something about this. THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN!!! :)
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SearingBlaze000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Sure thing :D
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shinigami-nataku Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Hello.  Sorry to bother you but I am the moderator of a relatively new group dedicated to Original Literature and wondered if you would be interested in joining?

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As a member you are also more than welcome to submit your written work to our gallery.  We currently only have about a 200 members but we're gradually growing larger each day.  We are also currently running a poetry contest and will be following it up with a flash fiction contest in the New Year!

I hope that you will consider joining us soon.  If not, I apologise for taking up your wall space ;-)
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