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The Gatekeeper knows a strange kind of solitude
Statuesque in manner
Passing from view
Vigilant, yet rarely acknowledged
Rooted to earth by duty and honor
Unbothered by trifles like sun and thick storms
A sentinel in uniform
Face worn by passing of years
Threats encountered
Death's true fear
Noticed more when gone from his post
The loneliest symbol of safety and hope  
Perhaps I'm just like Frankenstein's monster
Waiting for lightning to strike
Dormant mind, void of life
Hidden from the light
Endless fights in the darkness
Trying to find purpose
The fire in our eyes drives as much as hurts us
We're two creatures of a kind
Screams of pain misunderstood as horrid battle cries
Blatant lies, meant to tear us down
Discrimination following like heavy, darkened clouds
This storm granted us life
As it wears us down it rebuilds us for the fight
Stitched together from the pieces
From this mortal coil, fate will not release us
The pain of lost inspiration
Craving a new muse
Whether it be agony or happiest of moods
Eluding me, I chase some stimulation
The stagnancy of my mind
A sickening sensation
The deadly waste of time
Stringing empty thoughts into insubstantial rhymes
Winding, a closed path
Retracing age old steps
Leaving ruts that mire me
Always hold me back
Growing ever deeper
Filling up the trash with soiled sheets of paper  
Empty Words
Just a poem about lost inspiration.
Release me into rarer air
Light headed lands void of despair
Free of care, aimlessly drifting
All below, so insignificant
Wishing it would never end
Yet I know my fate
Destined to descend
Like a lost balloon deflating
Far from where it started
Bound for endless waiting
Snagged by trees and briars
How I miss the closeness of the Sun's loving fires
Lately I've delved back into the masterpiece that is "The Flowers of Evil" by Charles Baudelaire. If you've never heard of this man, you're truly missing out on arguably the most influential poetry ever written.


Justin Clapp-Lloyd
I'm Justin and I write lyrics. A lot. I have some stuff published, recorded and what have you, but my aim is to make a living doing what I love. I thought that was becoming a Librarian. In retrospect, that was a stupid idea based on a paycheck and health benefits. Since I was a kid, I wanted to open a restaurant and I think it's high time I got the ball rolling on that one. Culinary school is my next step. I guess that really doesn't say much about me, does it? Let's do the basics. I'm 5'7... or 5'8, I'm not sure. Brown hair, hazelnut eyes and permanent angry eyebrows. I'm not always pissed, I just look that way. Also the reason I look insane instead of happy when I smile... I enjoy simple things, like music and cheap suits. Brown corduroy is pure comfort to me. Details, details.... I suppose I'm single, though I hope to ammend that. I live in Kingston Ontario. To be honest, it's not all that much better than the middle of nowhere. I spend most of my days reading, writing and daydreaming about mundane things that should be reality. I can't really think of much to say about myself, but if you read my work, you can form your own opinion.

Favourite genre of music: Hardcore Punk/Metal
Favourite photographer: Gen Laidlaw
Favourite style of art: post impressionism
Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium
MP3 player of choice: psp
Favourite cartoon character: Ren (Ren and Stimpy)
Personal Quote: "I don't care."
  • Listening to: Silence
  • Reading: The Flowers of Evil
  • Drinking: Coffee
I've been feeling a change in myself this past while. I find that the more attached to the one I believe to be my "soul mate" I become, the less I feel the need for others. I've started spending a lot of time alone again and I really don't mind it. I'm writing again, I'm starting new programs. I've even decided to have another go at working, as terribly as that seems to go for me. I want to be able to travel while I'm young and see her... She's the driving force behind my new ambition. There's something about her. Everything, really.

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FrostedQueen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your poetry! :D
That-Quiet-Guy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Thank you. Glad it was worth your while :)
in-waves Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss you a lot.  I hope you are doing well.  You'll come back soon, I hope.  If not, I am always wishing you the best.  
That-Quiet-Guy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Better late than never, I hope. Sorry I've been away so long. I guess I fell off the grid for a while. I've missed you too. Turns out there are few people as kind in the real world.
in-waves Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is great to hear from you again, truly :).  No apologies needed, I understand how life goes.  I do the same thing, sometimes.  People in the real world can be pretty shit, I must agree.
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