Friday, December 26, 2008

Dream Journal: 26 Dec 2008

The express elevator plummeted upward, shoving my heart into my belly. My hand tightened on Lori's shoulder as my belly pressed hard against my intestines. I gasped, nearly doubling over.

Suddenly, the car stopped, and I felt my feet leave the floor. My body rolled slowly forward, my left arm pulling me against Lori's right. Her blonde hair drifted in a lazy halo around her head.

My stomach rose and twisted, but I closed my eyes and reoriented my visualization of the scene before me. several long seconds later, I reopened them.

I was standing at a thirty-degree angle to the old "straight-up", and somebody was curled into a fetal ball in one of the opposite corners. Lori herself was trying not to make any sudden movements; carefully, she turned to look at me, and I smile reassuringly. My stomach was calm.

After a few more minutes, gravity returned, and shortly thereafter, the doors dinged and opened.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I, Alone

1.
I can find you in the darkness,
I can find you in the light;
I will find you where you hide,
be it day or dusk or night.

I can find you in the morning,
as the sun grows ever red;
I can find you in the evening,
whether moon is live or dead.

2.
My path leads on before me,
I'll track you to all ends;
my lord sits on my shoulder:
for he and I are friends.

The war will wage without me,
as sight grows ever dim;
death will e'er approach me,
but I won't let him in.

3.
Bright dawns fade before me
as dusks grow ever grey;
strange tidings here have brought me,
but my path won't go astray.

I lead without a master,
the world works as my slave;
no-one walks beside me,
none judge how I behave.

4.
With darkness wrapped about me,
my heart I'll never show,
my soul is out to pasture,
where shadow seeds do grow.

Hatred does always fail me,
anger is not my way,
revenge is born without me,
and nothing I'll betray.

5.
The storm grows ever after
I have laid myself to rest;
this war is not the answer,
nor even second best.

The world will fall without me,
alone and still I stand;
rebirth I cannot promise,
with the future in my hand.

6.
I have found you in the darkness,
I have found you in the light;
I have found what keeps you weakened,
and removed your will to fight.

Your cage is tightly fastened,
all walls and no door;
your powers are all mine now,
you will reign no more.

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May have been written 22 Feb 2005 or 5 Dec 2008. Original found copy had two dates on it, and neighboring pages were non-consecutive.