All Was Black - Quiet collab

Sometimes my self just disappears into this infinite space of nothingness

The wall was black;
Bleak like my mind.
Filth-smeared with grime
And thoughts unkind.

I raise my hand to confront the negative energy

As I close my eyes with a sigh,
I wonder Is it time to be quiet?
Embracing ignorance and fear,
Or perhaps I should start a riot?

I am burdened as dark emptiness surrounds me

Fear whispers Hush, my sweet, quiet.
Please close your fading mind.
No need for more than silence.
Unconscious do not disturb.

I want to watch fear cascade from wall to the floor

But, I wonder, Are you gone?
Black-obsessed, I have nothing to say.
Depraved dreams and thoughts fester,
Which means I’m unable to find my way.

Even though all is black and quiet

A glimmer of light extends from my hand.
My quietened tongue and mind
Begins to awaken, and think again,
Aspiring for what it needs to find.

All Was Black - Quiet collab

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

Artist's Description

A collaboration between DragonFlyer and msdebbie for the Speaking Out Challenge – A Perfect Match

THE COLLABORATION

Many things acted as our inspiration

  1. art
  2. emotions
  3. exhaustion
  4. feelings
  5. music
  6. photography
  7. self-portrait
  8. stress

Technical details
Sony A350, Sony f1.4 50mm lens, f22 @ 1/100 Sec, ISO 100, Tripod, Remote Shutter release.

Original works
All Was Black
Quiet

Smashing Pumpkins – Quiet

I am sleeping
in here
We need a little hope

For years
I’ve been sleeping
Helpless
Couldn’t tell a soul

Be ashamed
Of the mess you’ve made
My eyes never forget, you see
Behind me

Silent
Metal mercies
Castrate
Boys to the bone

Jesus
Are you listening?
Up there
To anyone at all

We are the fossils
The relics of our time
We mutilate the meanings
So they’re easy to deny

Be ashamed
Of the mess you’ve made
My eyes never forget, you see
Behind me

Quiet
I am sleeping
Quiet
I am sleeping
Quiet
I don’t trust you
I can’t hear you

Be ashamed
Of the mess you’ve made
My eyes never forget, you see
Behind me

Behind me
The grace of falling snow
Cover up everything you know
Come save me from the awful sound
Of nothing

Artwork Comments

  • Lisa  Jewell
  • msdebbie
  • Anthea  Slade
  • msdebbie
  • Ushna Sardar
  • msdebbie
  • Tomi10
  • msdebbie
  • Arcadia Tempest
  • msdebbie
  • flame7
  • msdebbie
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