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You told me not to go out at night,
Because of the mangled corpse dumped at our neighbor's house.

But you know me,
And the crazy lurking behind these eyes.
You know I can't live without a little rebellion.

So build me a bonfire to dance around,
And I'll scream at the sky, crush stars beneath my feet.
Stack the branches high, let me climb to the top
And drop the match from hands soaked in gasoline.

You thought the purple haze was just a notion
In a dream-addled brain, nothing for the sane person to bother with,
And you were right!
So what does that say about us?
We lost the world before we found ourselves. (We just had to lose it all.)

It's not that we're losers ourselves;
We'll gladly tear the guts out of those who would subdue us!
It's that this world isn't ours, never was, isn't good enough.
It's that we're always out for more, ripping chunks from the universe
With teeth sharpened on a lack of remorse.
We'll ring our eyes in ash and scare the complacent from their beds.

We'll call ourselves "monsters" and learn to cut with our words,
Burn ourselves clean of fear and anger and pain.
We'll become furies and take revenge on sorrow!
I'm sick of doing what I'm told –
Build me a bonfire and we'll burn this world to the ground,
And forge a new one from the glowing embers –
With our own two bloody hands!
My friend read this and immediately went "somebody wants a bonfire..."


*ahem* Anyway. This one's pretty straightforward. Don't you ever just get tired as fucking hell of doing what you're told? Don't you ever look at the way society wants you to be and say "I won't be this way. It's not worth it"? It's like all anyone wants is to be angry because they're all in so much pain, and society says "that's okay! Be angry and vengeful all your life! That's human!"

If it is just "human", then that's not good enough, damn it. Rip the scars off your skin and be new. Be who YOU are, not who they want you to be.

The part about the body dumped down the road from our house is true, although it happened several years ago and we haven't had a similar incident since. I don't think the victim was ever identified, either. The entire thing is pretty sad, but it does make an interesting story to tell on Halloween.
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Writer
The intensity really appealed to me!
PyroNinja999 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :) I appreciate your feedback, even if I am kinda slow in replying. ^^;
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Writer
No problem! :D
quickwing23 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
equinox627 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
*sighs a long suffered sigh* I'll go get the matches...
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