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to the Rev. Fred Phelps:

it's been a long time coming— I guess you
could say that even the reaper had to take his
time with you

know that you did not die a martyr, just a dirty
old bastard with a toxic heart, organic matter
decaying in the forgotten soil of yesterday

.

to fire:

dance, you do, to the beautiful anarchy of destruction,
the most unforgiving of temptations

I know you've burned down cities, souls & all, in
divine judgement;

I know you've burned up people, life & all, for much
lesser reason

.

to the imperialists of history:

you raped the virgin world, stole the birthright
from the bosom of mankind

manifest destiny is a plague to brotherhood

colonization is a serpent with venom enough to kill
a thousand years of progress

you are the reason there was ever a distinction
between us & them

.

to George W. Bush:

perhaps it may be late to harp on the points of
your destruction, but that is certainly not to deny your
rightful place in this series

please write back if you'd like to contest
or perhaps discuss details

.


to cancer:

you stole the hair from the haloed head of my grandfather, took
it in handfuls one by one

never could you learn not to take what is not yours, and I guess
you weren't too good at minding your own fucking business either

you left without saying goodbye, I'm not sure if I'm talking to
you or him, death has a funny way of blurring the things we once knew

.

to apathy:

you are a hellfire that never dies, the most consuming thing
of all— the ultimate betrayal:

the fall of the Roman Empire
Jesus on the cross
us to this Planet

one day you will finally kill us all in our sleep,
this time, it will hurt

.

to guns:

so like I know you don't actually kill people, but you just
make it so damn easy

do you think this makes you innocent?

.

to capitalism:

see attached letter to guns

.

to myself:

lately, all of your letters have been apologies
what does this say about what you've done?

.

to myself:

you are a broken man, trying to pick the pieces up or maybe
just hollow sometimes

you are an us & a them

a dancing flame
a random page in a history book
an infectious disease
a soldier with a badge, gun, and bad intentions
or
maybe just a little hollow sometimes

.

to myself:

the birds have flown south for the winter but you stayed
right here, killing nothing but time

you must learn not to break all of the things that you touch

.

to myself:

today you awoke and got out of bed,
nothing was destroyed in the process

sometimes the smallest steps leave the biggest footprints
aand they keep coming

thoughts on closure? i felt the ending came hastily
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   General Artist
geez, i'm outta praise words for this one
well almost, as this was a purely genius piece :heart:
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
to myself:

the birds have flown south for the winter but you stayed
right here, killing nothing but time

you must learn not to break all of the things that you touch

.

to myself:

today you awoke and got out of bed,
nothing was destroyed in the process

sometimes the smallest steps leave the biggest footprints

that is damn good word play
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RevilerRed Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! Phelps was an old nasty piece of shit!
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Each word is deliberate and nothing feels superfluous. I would love to hear a spoken word track of this!
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Writer
"to apathy:

you are a hellfire that never dies, the most consuming thing 
of all— the ultimate betrayal: 

the fall of the Roman Empire
Jesus on the cross
us to this Planet

one day you will finally kill us all in our sleep,
and this time, it will hurt"

you're one of the only reasons i'm still on this site. 
but i like these letters you've been writing lately, it is a strong forte :heart: 
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Myrikay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Thoughts on the closure: Hopeful. An inspiration, to leave bigger footprints. 

No. I don't think it was too fast. I feel like you've said what you meant. If there's more to the story then add it. If not, you can't make something out of nothing. It is what it is. 

Personally, I rather like this one. 
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