Art is life... the more art you see, the more alive you'll feel.
Reality InvertedJump through the mirror...Reality Inverted by `cypher-neo
and from the other side take a look.
What would it be like to see the evil you?
How might opposites change the rulebook?
You might go from pauper to prince,
Or lose everything you have in a day.
When you step into the alternate
History is come-what-may.
Maybe in this universe you made a mistake,
And you're six feet under a flowerbed.
Or perhaps everything went great,
And from a silver spoon you're fed.
Or perhaps you're in a place,
Where your parents never met
How odd to see a world you're not
Cause your parents run a different duet.
There's no limit to the alternates you may see,
As the mirror continues to distort
How many versions of you will you see,
As the universes continues to contort?
Watch me jump, change, and shift
And my reality completely rearrange...
You may think you know all the answers.
Do you know how the questions have changed?
Symmetry is overrated
And I'm just about to crack
I can't handle living in theory
I wanna go back!
Jump back through
ClicheThe patient in the hospitalCliche by `cypher-neo
He got all bent out of shape
And hurt his lower back
Now they're going to operate
The doctor was a new one
Confused on what was the goal
He operated on the spine from his little toe
And tore the guy a new a$$hole
The doctor didn't clean up or disinfect
And left the scalpel inside his chest
They sewed him up like Frankenstein
And so he never woke up from his rest
He now lays in the morgue
A scalpel stuck in some part
The coroner wrote the death certificate
"Died of a bleeding, broken heart"
Nothing is cliche when it happens to you...
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Pilgrimage v8Poet, you must seePilgrimage v8 by `cypher-neo
A clearing in the deep woods
Far above the Earth
The sun with me for one day
Rises higher into the east
Over the mountains
A terrain of green and white
Leaves ride high up on the wind
Controlled by the rushing breeze
Far from the city
Where the golden river flows
By the crooked path
Where the deep green leaves rustle
As the breeze sweeps my front porch
Near the apple tree
The jade fountain is silent
As the sun rises
A pirate buried treasure
Where the river makes a curve
Birds rest in the trees
Where filtered sunlight slips through
In the morning sun
Poets argue over chess
In their own
BeccaliciousThere once was a girl named BeccaliciousBeccalicious by `cypher-neo
Who's ability to rhyme seemed quite suspicious
Said she: There's no reason to feel fright
I just want you to try and write
So pick up your pencil and be ambitious
Writer's MemeWriter's Meme: For the WriterWriter's Meme by `cypher-neo
1. Welcome to the Meme! What's your name? Tell me a bit about yourself.
My name's Sean. I'm a 29-year American nerd. I am an expert at computers possessing more than a little innate talent with electronics. I like photography, and writing stories and poetry.
2. When did you first find that you had a knack for writing?
I don't really know. I remember writing limericks and haiku as far back as 2nd grade. I was 15 when I first tried to write a book - I made it to 300 printed pages before the ink in the typewriter (yeah, I used a typewriter) ran out.
3. Do you prefer poetry or prose? Why? Do you like both?
"I write differently from what I speak. I speak differently from what I think. I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness."
- Franz Kafka
Guide to Advanced CritiquesTutorial IndexGuide to Advanced Critiques by `cypher-neo
What a Critique is NOT
What Is Advanced Critique?
Guide To Advanced Critique
Writing the Advanced Critique
An Example of a Critique
Advanced critique is as much an art as your deviations are art. It takes skill and the careful sculpting of ideas to make a comment into a helpful, discerning, judging piece of advice that will aid the deviant to create better art.
In recent years, advanced critiques have gotten a bad name and there are only a few left who understand or know how to write a good critique. And there are many who shy away from writing critiques for fear that they will be accused of flaming.
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
- Albert Einstein
"Why do you think someone would purposefully hurt themselves by taking anything addictive," she asked."
This story presents a vision of a possible future. This story is designed as a warning to all that addiction doesn't always need to be a controlled substance or an addictive drug. Addiction comes in many forms and sinister disguises, and in almost all cases addictions do not have happy endings, since you must always give up something to support the addiction.
This story presents addiction that many do not recognize; addiction to technology, computers, and the internet. I may have a mild form of this addiction... I initially wrote this story with pencil and paper during a point when my computer was broken, and I had no access to the internet. And I went through withdrawal during that time!
"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."
- Frank A. Clarke
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