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We could never fashion flight from our broken boned epiphanies
(Or raise our shattered glasses to the red on her lips)
But anaemic as horses we parade them through these streets
Revolution is nothing but progress here
Perched on razorwire fences
Birds give names to ghosts and raise them as their own

Truth is a figment of your imagination
And the telephone is the wire around your neck
Hung up with wishes across the grand suburbia

Our zeitgeist is a harlot
She teaches us that duty justifies submission. It doesn't
There is salt in the street but the banks are empty
From weeping like the chorus torn from our lungs
We never quite grasped the idea of morality
When ethics were fed through hospital tubes
And sometimes they throw bricks through our open windows
Just to pick the shards of glass from our children's eyes

Bones are the most hollow of structures
And cortexial limbs can't swim these waters
Or write salvation on crumbling walls

Down at the harbour the air tastes of coma
And orphans populate the barricades like tombstones
Try to distinguish the sand from the dust
And perhaps the grass will grow once more
And fill the hollows behind these statue's eyes
I once saw the word Empire in a children's book
I once saw a dead man give an apple to a passing child

There's a secret in this town
The title was taken from a Converge song.

I also like Thrice. Thrice are a good band.
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Given 2012-04-23
Flowers on the Razorwire by ~Hexospectrum Suggester Writes: A beautiful, striking piece with a stunning ethereal quality. ( Suggested by UnspecifiedUnknown and Featured by Beccalicious )
LaurentiusDexter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
This piece retains its structure and consistency thoughout. Also, your vocabulary is vast enough to convey your ideas with precision.
I really enjoyed how you presented your opinions and beliefs in this format, and I was even somewhat able to see the future through your work.

Hats off to you fellow writer!
Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Wow, you were able to see the future through this? What a massive compliment.

Hats off to you too in a gracious gesture of thanks :)
hyperfluxy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Writer
It's so consistent throughout. Beautiful, beautiful work.
Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Thank you very, very much :)
ssssdiver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
sweet words !There is a secret in town
Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you very much! Glad you liked it :)
ssssdiver Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
hard work i'm glad two
RexHolyblade Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well described and very artistically done. It was a joy to read from beginning to end especially for me lol since everything you wrote really reminds me of something similar to how I think lol
Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you very much, glad you could connect with it :)
RexHolyblade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure thing man. It was great!
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