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The Deacon's TaleIn the days of yore uncounted,
When men were simple and benign,
And truthful fables were recounted
Without craft or ill design,
There lived a good and Godly deacon
Who preached to all that shared his creed
As he held aloft the beacon
Of the virtuous life and deed.
He was a much-respected neighbour,
And a venerable sage,
With reputation forged by labour
And improved upon with age.
He said his prayers in the morning
Scarce he beheld the rising sun,
His withered lips in rev'rence forming,
"Praisèd be the Holy One!"
And if he was with mischief taken,
Plagued by him who lost his way,
When he, for instance, loath to waken,
Slept through nigh a half a day,
Fearing that his sloth may liken
Him to the Unholy One,
He kneeled before the smiling ikon
Of the Virgin and her Son.
He lived in modesty and measure,
With God, as always, at his right,
Guarding him from thoughtless pleasure,
Guiding him towards the light.
It happened that a fellow Father
Once gave a grand and lordly feast,
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
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