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Fallen Land

This is my center
my place of fallen land
Here I will rest my soul
in the arms of your demand

This is my hiding place
where memories remain
It is where I took you
and will take you once again

It is where falling on my knees
is victory, not crime
It’s where giving in is purpose
and hiding is for the blind

Here is where I lost
the fractions of my mind
Calling out for those
we never left behind

We communicate through screams
verbal or from the heart
This is where we’ll melt
to keep from falling apart

Tears will fall
and water the flower of hope
as the mirrors break
and light shines through

This is our center
our place of fallen land
Where hate fights love
Where we learn to take a stand

I cannot conquer despair
or remove it from my soul
But we can burn the breathless fear
and make diamonds from the coal

Timeless time
on my piece of fallen land
Time is mine
on our piece of fallen land

Fallen Land

Kirstine Dieckmann

Skørping, Denmark

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Artist's Description

This piece is me trying to describe how giving in to pain, despair and hopelessness can make us stronger. That we need a place where giving in is alright, where people will accept the dark we have inside.
I know I need a place where I can fight the parts of me I hate, and where getting to know me is the important part, whether it’s through screaming or whispering, tears or laughter.

Sometimes it changes to a “we”, because it is not something I can do alone.
It is not easy to share with others, and sometimes it is impossible. But showing merely a fraction to others fights off some of the loneliness.

Posted: 15-12-2009

Artwork Comments

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