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1.

the species invents prophecies
all of which contain terrors

ex;

a beleaguered sun collapses into itself



2.

It's not yet night when the committee interrupts the regularly scheduled programming
and describes the inertia as unforgivable.

Outside the grief, the cardboard:
Every time you teach a computer about distance
the terrorists win.

In every scenario: No colorado left,
and survivors leave messages
for the future.

Before the last people on Earth forgot how to speak,
he thought of that day.

The committee was right
to describe space as an absence.


3.

The more artistic
of the species' prophecies include fields

Some
present ideas
such as here and there
relative to the everywhere of the other thing.

The other thing is often the cause
of whatever terror has been imagined.

The terror, of course, being another word for nothingness.



4.

someone is remembering the pacific-
a maniac fires his rifle into a crowd

later, the news interviews a woman,
"All i remember are balloons"

they say this is when things went downhill
the excess of rain
the fish falling from the sky
the balloons
filling auditoriums and beaches


5.

The species invents prophecies
all of which contain terrors


ex.

-the computers become aware
-the object gets too close
-everything was a dream all along



6.

Contact is made in code
and it's a short history of ourselves.

The scientists sit in the lab, bewildered. Have we been watched
our entire existence?

"A man first discovers gravity
but never finds a wife," the transmission says.

"Later, you will realize that all energy and mass
is a pair of eyes, and a room full of throats,
howling."


7.


the prophecies invent species
all of which contain terrors;

Epilogue: we plaque mars and abandon the rover
the twist is always that we were the monsters all along
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-05
sci-fi stories about the end of the world by ~MrsShrodingersBox ( Suggested by UnspecifiedUnknown and Featured by thorns )
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jamboe89 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Writer
Really good, I was reading through this thinking 'this is very innovative', and then see the Daily Deviation award at the bottom! Very well deserved. A pleasure to read as always. Let me know if you ever publish a standalone book. (i.e. I'll be sure to buy it)
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thank you kindly. You are far too sweet.
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jamboe89 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
My pleasure! It has given me some new ideas in my new poem. :)
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've used your brilliant piece in a title poem, found here: liliwrites.deviantart.com/art/…

I hope you don't mind! :heart:
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Of course not, you've made a beautiful poem. I'm honored.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Thank you! I've always admired your work, so I'm glad you liked it. 
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ersatz-moon Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"A man first discovers gravity
but never finds a wife," the transmission says.
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
E>
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ChetUnGwan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The last line almost sounds like a reference to Ray Bradbury's short stories about Mars.
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Why thank you =)
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ChetUnGwan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
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the-Grim-Sage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh, wow! The progression is amazing, and the ending is absolutely epic.
I love everything here. Everything is just so well placed and described and mechanic and fearful and wonderful. Terribly wonderful.
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
I love these! :la:

One thing:

someone is remembering the pacific-
a maniac fires his rife into a crowd

I assumed you wanted rifle there.

I think number six is my favorite... "A man first discovers gravity/but never finds a wife." There's something sad but fascinating about that idea. You can have knowledge, or you can have love. Not both. Not an idea I necessarily believe, but :shrug:

Congratulations on a well-deserved DD!
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WaterlightFading Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Later, you will realize that all energy and mass
is a pair of eyes, and a room full of throats,
howling."


This line, in particular strikes me as incomprehensibly poetic. I'm in awe of your deep intellectual thoughts. :heart:
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MeteorSage Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Artist
I like how the species just keeps creating new horrors and prophecies for itself.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
"All i remember are balloons"

I find that as a really powerful line for some odd reason.

This was very awesome.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Yesss. :heart:
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
:heart:
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this poem :sun:
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD...:wow:
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golem1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"a beleaguered son collapses into itself"

I'm guessing you really meant "sun".
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Whoa. It took a DD for someone to finally catch that.

I'm ashamed of my active watchers.

Thanks.
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LaceraVeiss Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Writer
If he actually did mean 'son', then it does conjure one exceedingly creepy image.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! So glad someone finally DD'ed this!! :heart:
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brassteeth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wonderful. Real poetry, this is anthology good. Congratulations on a well deserved D.D!
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livinittothemaxx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
chilling and raw. well done.
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you.
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
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Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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CrumpetsHarvey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Writer
Oh wow!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. Just fantastic. :+favlove:
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0o-elly-o0 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Perfect.

I love it when you write. :heart:
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
:heart:
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takenight Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Writer
I've become such a recluse, trembling into tidal cascades of love, mourning, and your work
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:rose:
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   Writer
"Later, you will discover that all energy and mass
is a pair of eyes, and a room full of throats,
howling."


it's been too fucking long.
call me, nigs. :heart:
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:heart:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
"Later, you will discover that all energy and mass
is a pair of eyes, and a room full of throats,
howling."

I miss you.
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
:heart:
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vanessAAHH Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm unsure of only one thing,
we plaque mars? or plague?
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Plaque.
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Erlebnisse Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so amazing.
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ProtoRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Thank you.
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