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OT's Poetry Thread

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby OutlawTorn on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:50 am

So I just found a ton of old poems/song lyrics drafts from 1999-2004. Back when I formed a metal band with my friends Chris, Phil & James. I was the vocalist, Chris played lead guitar, Phil played rhythm and back-up vocals, and James played the bass. On drums, we had 3 different people over the course of the band's life.


Anyway, I'm going to compile all my old poems and lyrics here, as well as future poems I may or may not end up writing.







First, I want to let you briefly step into the mind of a lost, disenfranchised young male:


(My Sick Little World, 2002)

Unlock the door to the depths of my mind
You might be a little frightened by the things you find
Come take a walk through the pit of my heart
Its cold, dark, and lonely cause its been torn apart
Step inside this little cage of mine
Its my sick little world where the sun will never shine
Listen to the voices inside of my head
Laughing as they scream, 'you'd be better off dead!'
This is my world, my sick little place
Where I dance with the devil, face to face
These walls are haunted by the ghost of misery
Bound in the stone by a silent decree
Vexed by the scars of a heinous past
Sullen figures lurk in the shadows they cast
This is the place where angels die
In the still of night you can hear them cry
This is the place where demons are born
Twisted with infamy, their souls are forlorn
I can't escape, I can't break free
I can't ignore the sickness inside of me
I feel my humanity slipping away
Becoming a beast with each passing day
Chains on my body, chains on my soul
Steel chains forged in the flames of control
Control that gives the key to a man to his brother
The key that turns hate in a man for another
The hand of justice is corrupt and sleight
It feasts on our freedom, night after night
Punished by the very system that made me
I'll die in this cage, if only to be free...






And this, is one of the first songs I ever wrote as a member of that band:

(Demon Sky, 2000
Keep in mind, it's a heavy metal song, modelled closely after the Iron Maiden sort of archetype)


Fire spews, and darkness skews
Its spear into your back
Hope is lost, for that's the cost
of your greed, lust, hate and sin
Make me proud, and scream aloud
For the hell that stands before you!

[pre]
The demons they'll hunt, stalk and they'll kill
Biting and slashing, never getting their fill

[course]
Here they come, the demons in the sky
And you'd better run, for you're going to die
Can't fight them off, so don't even try
No time to scream, no time to cry!!

Blood stains the floors, and open doors
Of a place you once called home
Say goodbye, a tear in your eye
As a fiend cuts loose your head
But the fun ain't over, til the wise man's sober
and the hell spawn yields it's legions

-pre-
-course-

Chaos ceased, and madness eased
Crimson silence in its wake
The blood is dried, and the fires died
All the corpses rotting slowly
All debt repaid, another stone laid
in the name of mankind's glory!!

-course-
-course-
"Love is long-suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for it's own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
—I Corinthians 13:1-7

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