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this is how we rule the world,
       the underclassed
       the uncapitalist
          (uncapitalised)
the forgotten, lobotom-ised,
                       relics
            of a long lost dystopast.

not with a SHOUT,
     we do not argue.
         we do not even unsheath
         our mightier-than-the's.
we whisper in your children's ears
    the memories of what should have been.
                 the life we all crave.

                 the death we all crave.
    WE do not discriminate
              or obstigate
                 our opinions onto others
     pressing the side of the blade
              down onto the flesh
 until
all are bitten
with the fever of our belief.
            no,
               not us.

this is how we rule the world,
       we tell stories,
       recite,
       incite.
   we incite a generation
                   to think
                      to love
                         to breathe
    with their own scar/r/ed lungs

with a whisper.
Some new words for my dictionary...

underclassed; of the hidden class. often artists think of themselves as their own special class, outside of the existing class system.
uncapitalist; not capitalist, or materialistic.
dystopast; dystopic in the reflective past tense.
mightier-than-the's; pens (obviously)
obstigate; obstinately insist despite evidence


I was writing reviews for some people here on DeviantART who I think of kind of like kin. Most of them were around or had just joined when I was originally on DA so although I've been away whilst they have grown, I do still feel like I have been able to watch them grow as writers and as people - even if they aren't people who I would call my friends (because I haven't really engaged with them not because I don't like them!). I feel theres a small group of writers on DeviantART who are revolutionists... a lot of them can be identified by a tendency to use little i's... but thats not their defining feature. It's their voices.

...and I couldn't shake the feeling that this little group, including me I hope, are touching peoples lives, young people, people who are alone and in need of knowing they aren't the only person who feels the way they do... so very quietly, with a whisper, we tell the younger generations our stories and that it's okay to feel, and to live however you want to... this is how we rule the world.


To the undeniably wonderful: *DearPoetry, =TwilightPoetess, *ohsostarryeyed *0hgravity ~A-Lovely-Anxiety, *intricately-ordinary, *glossolalias, *IAmPoetry, *Scarlettletters, ~Snow-Machine and *TheAutumnCrocus. Just some of those people, quietly changing the world.
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
:blackrose: Your lovely poetry has been featured here: fav.me/d6ogtjc
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
:love: THANKS! :D
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newcmv-x Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
bEAUTIFUL POEM i LOVE IT.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
yay! thanks :D
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Svartulf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   General Artist
Wonderful word rafting Kathryn
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Gosh, thank you so much!
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Svartulf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
My pleasure truly :)
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
you are despicably lovely, my dearest <333
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
As are you!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
Goodness this piece has quite a pretty, calm yet firm and fascinating feel to it. So many wonderful emotions in a single poem. :love:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Smiles. Yay! Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
You are most welcome and I most certainly did! :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
:dance:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   General Artist
:boogie:
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!! so kind and true of you and very well written!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you! You are always so kind to me!
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is absolutely wonderful, thank you so much. This moved me so incredibly.
"we tell the younger generations our stories and that it's okay to feel, and to live however you want to... this is how we rule the world." Perfectly said. I am so touched by your poem and everything you said. I am honored, thank you so much for sharing, Kathryn, you beautiful, beautiful, artist. :heart: :tighthug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:tighthug: I am really glad you enjoyed this, I meant every word :worship:
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:iconglomp2plz: :heart:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It reads like a call to arms, I feel
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
:nod: That too. They feel like *peers*. I don't know if that makes sense
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it does
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I adore your wordplay in this. it's all kinds of amazing. Especially the word dystopast. I'm going to totally make it a regular part of my vernacular.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Awesome! I try to keep a dictionary of my new words as I upload things to my website. These will go in :D
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol, awesome. call them driscollisms.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
when I was a kid I got the nickname Izy for a while (god knows why) and they became Izyisms which I really liked but no one calls me that now lol
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol, damn. When I was a kid, everyone called me joey, and I hated it.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
hahahaha
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup. that's a slice of my life there. like a pie no one wants.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Make it something new!


When I was younger people called me Joey. I never knew why, it wasn't my name and I hated it. Eventually the name became a fisted ball in my gut until one day it smashed out through my windpipe, cracking my teeth as I screamed that I was not who they thought I was. They thought I'd gone mad, disclaiming my name, the identity they had saddled with me... but I thought that they were the mad ones. For who wants to be an identity decided by someone else. No one calls me Joey now, but if they did I would let them, safe in the knowledge that I know who I am not

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ElementNeo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I originally became a writer to move the world, I was inspired by a similar poem I found in a textbook. I write christian fantasy for now, but am still searching for an adequate character base to start Paths of Fire. I do novels, short stories... actually everything EXCEPT poetry. But oddly enough this reminds me of my roots, why I started down this path. I lost hope a long time ago, but in Christ I found my voice again.

Now I'm going out for a college degree which will prove I can do what I know in my heart I can do, and I think it's high time I stood up and changed the world like I set out to do all those years ago. Thank you for that inspiration.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
You are so welcome :tighthug: Keep writing. I found the Emeli Sande song 'Read all about it Pt III' actually reminded me to keep writing.

You've got the words to change a nation
But you're biting your tongue
You've spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid you'll say something wrong
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?
So come on, come on
Come on, come on
You've got a heart as loud as lions
So why let your voice be tamed?
Baby we're a little different
There's no need to be ashamed
You've got the light to fight the shadows
So stop hiding it away
Come on, Come on


Let's get the TV and the radio
To play our tune again
It's 'bout time we got some airplay of our version of events
There's no need to be afraid
I will sing with you my friend
Come on, come on

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream till the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I'm not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it
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ElementNeo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Cool song! I like the poems even though I seldom get a chance to read. Gawd my hands are frozen stiff right now... it's like typing with crab claws. O.o
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Laughs, awesome visual
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ElementNeo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
*click click* I'm davy jones! :dummy:
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely lovely. :faint:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yay! I'm glad you think so :D
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, oh, oh. I am so glad to have discovered your writings; this is Ginsberg for the 21st Century.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oh, my heart!

Thank you!! I might steal that comment for my review section on my profile if that's alright with you?

So good to meet you :D
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd be thrilled and honored if you would.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Done. Loved it. I even mentioned it on Facebook, I got all excited. :giggle:
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:D :D :D
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's absolutely wonderful.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Smiles, thank you!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh asdkjghsklag this is so beautiful. Your wordplay is astounding, I'm so honored to be mentioned for such a spectacular work, among such fantastic artists. Thank you :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
laughs, I love asdkjghsklag. Excellent word. :D

I'm really glad you liked this :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
This is excellent. I am both touched and honored!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Silly! :ashamed: I'm all shy today. haha.
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iamPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am completely grateful and appreciate this more than you could ever know truly.
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