[saint george]

[saint george]

A Poem by Extant
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All the dragons I’ve slain
have been mirages
to myself - when hot-headed
I fought wars
to calm maelstrom thoughts
before I sank:
Bought and sold
by bronze and brawn,
Sought to plunder
heartlands not my own
and lay siege
to damnations, to sacrifice
lambs as savior
from Bael’s claws, to confess
to the Spanish cloister
I have drawn
lines in blood
against my brothers.
All the dragons I’ve slain
have been mirages
to myself. 


© 2018 Extant



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Extant
Something I'm still working on . . .

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Pax
if this is a work in progress, then you've done a great job so far... i know this kind of feelings, this emotional battle within self, is a war frustrates many of us... the echoes hurts, every slash its sends feedback twice the folds... i always admire how you create pieces like this my friend... and oh, ps: is that your drawing or from the internet, its quite nice... i like it...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Extant

2 Years Ago

Yes, that's exactly what it is. We are our worst critics, right? And there is sometimes so much disc.. read more
Sounds to me like a person that is at war with themself, struggling to be comfortable in their own skin. This can be due to mental disorder, additiction, harship, or really just the persons environment in general. The person is trying to quell the monster within before it affects others but is failing to do so. Kinda sounds like me. Every person is fighting a battle, some just aren't as good at hiding it. Reminds me of a quote by Stephen King about monsters being real but only inside people and that sometimes those monsters win. This may not seem finished to you, but I think it sums the theme up perfectly. Any more you add will be Bonuses.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Extant

2 Years Ago

:) That's one of my favourite quotes. I suppose I feel like this sometimes, I definitely have flaws .. read more
RedInk524

2 Years Ago

There is s reason behind everything. Even in the ranks of those deemed evil there are heroes, such a.. read more
RedInk524

2 Years Ago

I can almost guarantee that nearly every hero in existence had no original intention of being so, th.. read more

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