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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 BeccaJS )
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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!
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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 :)
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hyperfluxy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Writer
It's so consistent throughout. Beautiful, beautiful work.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Thank you very, very much :)
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ssssdiver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
sweet words !There is a secret in town
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you very much! Glad you liked it :)
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ssssdiver Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
hard work i'm glad two
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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
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you very much, glad you could connect with it :)
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RexHolyblade Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure thing man. It was great!
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
All my congrats on the DD! :heart:
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you very much! :)
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Vyrerus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It was really good, but the ending was kind of a let down.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I suppose that's kind of open to interpretation so of course I won't be able to satisy everyone. Sorry you felt let down by the ending but thank you for reading :)
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pictures-in-my-head Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How can one piece POSSIBLY be this amazing? Well done.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Haha thank you very much I'm really glad you liked it :)
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pictures-in-my-head Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, really did :D
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Abracadabrante Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I had to read it aloud. That only happens with the most beautiful of poems. Absolutely stunning.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you so much, that is a wonderful compliment.
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Doodle-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very haunting...I had to read it twice to get the full gist of it.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much, I'm glad you took the time to re-read it :)
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Doodle-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^-^
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colorship Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
simply beautiful.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much! :)
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UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Truly amazing work! I really love this...
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much I'm really glad you think so! :)
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UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Your welcome :D
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:iconthesurvivorofhathsin:
This is hauntingly beautiful, hauntingly disturbing, yet at the same time hauntingly peaceful. I forget that beneath our simpleton exterior, you have the heart and mindset of a true artist. With your inspiration being anything you desire. I honestly think you could change the world for the better. Your work leaves a strong impact and lingers in the mind along with its hidden messages. But anyway, another moving and thought provoking piece of work. You maintain your status as my favourite deviant.
Oh, and congratuwelldone on making daily deviation. You truly earned it :-) Hopefully it will be the first of many.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Just like a good Swedish film then :D. Nice to know that I appear as a simpleton, no but in all honesty thank you very much that is an overwhelmingly lovely compliment :). But I think, if this hypothetical world changing situation was to occur, you would not be totally exempt from the blame since I happen to know your creative abilities are quite astounding :').
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LookingGlassInk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Dark beautiful and aboslutely brilliant. Outstanding work and absolutely deserving of the DD. Thank you so much for sharing with us!
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you so much! It means a lot that you'd say that ^^
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LookingGlassInk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I'm glad to hear that. Thank you again for such excellent work!
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
No need to thank me, but you're very welcome :)
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finder647 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome. a very entertaining writings, i guess
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much I'm glad you thought so :)
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MariettaPalacios Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
nice and beautiful made my rusting mind to see and discover new words sorry my vocabulary cant cope up with you but i like it
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much I'm really glad you liked it :)
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Writer
congrats on the DD, love :heart:
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
*inadequately grateful reply*
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Writer
"constituent analogies" was inspired by this piece, btw. :smooch:
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I must confess I haven't read that yet (I'm so slow with checking deviantwatch notifications D:). But I'm honoured you'd take such direct inspiration from me into one of your pieces :). I don't really have much time now until I have to leave but I'll definately read it later ^^
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Writer
:rose:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
This: "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"

And Thrice. Amazing work. :heart:
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thank you very much :).

I'm also glad you like Thrice, they're such a phenomenal band.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Best Thrice album?
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Unfortunately I don't actually have their new album yet, although I've heard it's meant to be brilliant. I think my favourite thing by them is the water part of the Alchemy Index, although on it's own that's not really a full album. So I think Vheissu is my overall favourite. How about you?
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
You should get it. It's like Beggars but a bit harsher, a bit more advanced. Such a shame they are on hiatus, I saw them live about two years ago and they were life changing. I wish we could have a good debate going here but Vheissu is, in my opinion, unequivocally the best.
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
It's definately near the top of my extensively long list of albums to get. I never got the chance to see them, but I would have loved to on their last tour with Moving Mountains and La Dispute since I like both of those bands almost as much as Thrice, but they never brought that tour to England :(. It would have been absolutely phenomenal. And aye, I love everything they've done after The Artist in the Ambulence but Vheissu is something special.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
All of my agreement. Whom else do you listen to?
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Hexospectrum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Wow, where do I begin? :'). I've listened to music obsessively since the age of about ten so I listen to a lot. My favourite band personally is Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and I'd say my other absolute favourites would be Deftones, Sigur Rós, Tool, Radiohead, Thee Silver Mt Zion, Ef, This Will Destroy You, Devil Sold His Soul and Smashing Pumpkins. Although there are a lot of others, I just love scouring the internet for good music I've never heard before. What else do you grace your ears with? :)
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