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The Moment of ChangeHave you ever stopped?
Stopped everything and just listened?
Listened to everything around you?
First you hear your heart.
You listen as it beats in your chest,
Then you hear your breath,
In and out, in and out, in and out…
Then the people begin to crowd around you
Swimming with noise, noise,
Noise! Buzzing it gets louder
And then suddenly you hear it
You hear the distruction of peace into war
Now you can feel it, the fadence of happiness
It’s growing, growing stronger- anger
It’s not just inside you, the sorrow
It’s in all the people around you
You can feel the hate crawling
Crawling and writhing inside your skin
Then you feel something else
Heaviness bearing down on your shoulders.
Now the heaviness is on your chest
Bearing down heavily
You gasp for the air, but you can’t get any
Slowly the world you thought you knew
Becomes dark. Darker, and darker and darker
Now you feel the fear
Not just in you- it’s everywhere
In everyone, you see it in their
Genghis Whenever we were bad my mother used to take us to the mall to see Genghis Kahn. They kept him in a dusty diorama of a Mongolian steppe, all tall grass and yurts. He sat on a throne of bone (well, plastic shaped like bone), scowling in incomprehension at the American kids who flocked around him like startled lemmings. My mother would usually push us toward him, saying things like “Tell him what you did to your father’s stamp collection.” Genghis would give a grunt, spit a wad of phlegm onto the tall grass, and give us a wizened, wrinkled grimace, as if he had to go to the bathroom.
He terrified me.
My brother couldn’t get enough of him.
When my brother got caught in my mother’s evening dress, my mother grabbed us both and dragged us to Genghis. It was a slow day, and we were the only kids crowding him. “Tell him what you did,” my mother hissed a
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More