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These Cold spiked, metal mountains
With spires erect with the purpose of reach
The heaving, broody bowels below
Alternative notions of the beautiful in darkened spaces

Walk through the hail of driven bullets
Dodging left, stride on, weave right, stride on
The sudden jolts waking me from a lunchtime malaise

And then I Stop ...

Close my eyes. I Listen ...

This.  The pulse of a majestic city
Perfectly composed; chaotic, alive
Coalescence a footnote; the beat defined

I.  It's sadistic master.  It's masochistic slave
Drawn to this flame; a repeat offender
Savagery lurks in it's taunting shadows
Yet always alluring ... always ... mine.
What matters most of all 
        is nothing

This indefinable piece of 
    the null, the 


For it is with 
the silence

we begin to understand
that it
to hearken back on the long and the lost
to beseech a time implored by what once was
to think and decidedly remember ... 

we sometimes forget the forged 
we lose ourselves to the deviation
we walk aimlessly, listless in reproach ...

this catches at our aching souls
this nags away; itching and bleeding at the scratch
this stretches us above and far beyond ...

to refresh anew and be reborn
we the lost children of our times
this; our need to fly again ...

salvage the folds of us
in tribute to what has become
for we the crescendo'd beings
belay a frightened flight

one step to the left
forward and unto a naked plight
decidedly given for now
for we who are; alive with


Aug 12, 2015
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Matthew Hovey
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
Somewhere in the middle of everything.

Maelstrom? Tornado?

Nah more likely to be in the middle of a dream about a dream than anything else.

Current Residence: Ascot Vale
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Favourite genre of music: Eclectic
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MP3 player of choice: iPhone
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It's been a while.

I've been here, there and everywhere.  Blogged, flickr'd, photog business ... yet something was missing.

I found it again today.  Two places at once.  

My vulnerability.  

The written word opens up my soul and allows an oft hidden place to grow and evolve.  I'm ashamed to say that I have left it locked and shunned for a long time.  I let life get to me and forgot how to open up, bare all, and accept who I am.  That changed recently.  

The shackles were broken, but the way forward was still darkened with doubt.  And then ... a spark shimmered in the darkness along the way ... clarity.  I knew.  It's funny how something so innocuous as a new focus can rattle the calcified thoughts clean away and refresh with a blazing ferocity.  It has taken me aback somewhat.  I have had to think long and hard about who I am and what I like ... as I wander through the myriad of scares that my vulnerability brings to the fore.  To open up knowing this could happen is scariest of all, but if I don't ...

I need to know.  I need to desire and covet that which naturally feels right.  I need ... well ... that's why I'm back. To write.

So I guess I'm open for business again.   
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: CHVRCHES
  • Reading: my mind
  • Watching: The screen as I type

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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work - I appreciate it.
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fav!  And putting my other poemin your collection.
MattHovey Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Was a good poem :)
wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
thank you for there :+fav: on After Midnight :beer:
MattHovey Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
A pleasure :)
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for adding my work to your collection.
MattHovey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
pleasure - you have some serious talent there :)
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch.  Your way of words is very vivid.
MattHovey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the watch too!  I really like the way you compose yours also - looking forward to seeing more :)
YOWYO Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mery Xmas! :D

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