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What Freaks We Are

Clinging to this odd bio-sphere,
so different from anything in the universe.
Upside down, right side up,
it makes no difference.
Clinging to life;
what freaks we are.

We have created our own clock,
our own time,
our own laws.
We have microscopes,
telescopes,
and gyroscopes.

We are artists and poets,
parents and children,
killers and thieves,
We are obsessed,
possessed,
and depressed.

Are we cursed,
or are we blessed?
How difficult to really know.
We are pathetic bastards,
without a clue.
Clinging to life;
what freaks we are.

– Tom Wilcox   06/27/06
Note:
Photo of me, by me.
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Guan-pued Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
speechless... :jawdrop:
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
:-) Glad you like.
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Jade-Dragen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The picture and the poem are awesome.. you can apply this thought to many things..
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Yes. I think about our place in the universe often, daily at least. Imagine it, no other planet even close to ours and here we are driving Volkswagens and Ferraris around on grids we created. And picture screens that move and in certain parts of our planet, humans killing humans in warfare. What about alphabet soup!
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jpranaymartin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, I see what you mean... The writing conveys the same sense of condescension; though my little take was far more bleak and overwhelming in pointing out the negativity. In regards to content, this blends the right amount of tonal disdain, positive retrospect and questioning needed to make the reader look about his or her world without necessarily being moved emotionally.

As poetry, this is great! I like your rhyming - once again your uniqueness shines through - and the flow of subject. Wonderful stuff Mr. Wilcox! :)
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thanks very much for reading it and for the great feedback. :-)
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XxWolfOfIcexX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
:iconiloveitplz: Haa, this is a breath of fresh air! Such a lovely placement of words. Simply stunning! :love: It just makes one think about the world. Wonderful job!
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
:-) Yes, our planet is really a Freak Show! :-)

Thanks for looking and especially for your great comments. Oh yes, and we have DeviantART! :rofl:
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XxWolfOfIcexX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
:nod: You're welcome!
Ahhh, we sure do! :giggle:
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
:-)
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