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Come Here
Come here.
Listen for a moment,
Imagine with me.
There sits a little house full of darkness,
Devoid of life
Full of pulses,
Only one walks around.
Sit here.
Ponder for a while,
Imagine with me.
There sits a house full of women,
Broken hearts
Empty tears
Only one still loves.
Lay here.
Hope for a while,
Imagine with me.
There sits a house full of blood,
Absent of health
Glutton of pain,
Only one still bleeds.
Sleep here.
Pretend for a while,
Imagine with me.
There sits a house with one man,
Missing his heart
Loving their pain
He is the one who sees-
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Stand Still to Move
No less than fifty men stood before the Elder, their armor battle-worn but well maintained. The one carrying the standard was sitting atop a horse and looking smug, better armored than his men. The Captain planted the standard in the ground before trotting forward.
“Stand aside old man; I have no time for this foolishness.” His voice was strong, overconfident and arrogant.
The Elder leaned heavily on his staff as he spoke, “I have seen enough soldiers pass this way M’Lord, there is plenty of room for you to go around.” His voice sounded frail, nothing like it was a few moments before.
The Captain sneered, “kill him,” and turned away. Three soldiers approached, laughing a little as they drew their swords, yet scarcely had the blades left their scabbards and the bodies of the soldiers fell to the ground.
“I believe, M’Lord, your soldiers have failed in their task.” This time the Elder stood tall, a long, thin sword in each hand,
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A Village of Elders and Children
The Elder paused a moment to readjust his pack and raise his hood one the village came into view. It had been three months since their last pass through civilization, and they needed supplies. “Girl, what do you see?”
“I have a name you know.” It was the umpteenth time she said that, yet not once in the past thirteen years had she used her name. With a sigh, she answered him, “Just a small settlement, no walls worth mentioning. No more than a hundred people I’d guess.”
The old man grunted and took an archaic key from around his neck, inserting it into the head of his staff and turning until there was an audible click. The girl followed suit with her own staff and much newer looking key, still not entirely sure why. They remained silent as they approached the town, the landscape quickly degrading. A few burnt building could be seen hidden among fields of weeds.
“What happened here?” The Girl asked once they reach
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Hallows Eve
‘Twas a peaceful night. The first, he hoped, of many to come. Bartimeas was weary of war, his empire had seen too much of it in its short life so far, and he was glad to be home for once for his daughter’s name day.
“My love?” Bartimeas smiled at the sound of Panthera’s voice, it was the only thing that calmed him these days.
“Hmm?” He turned towards her and wrapped her lithe form in his arms, “Yes?” He smiled.
“What has you so worried?” she looked up at his quizzically, the purple-blue of her eyes inviting him to peace.
“Memories, love. Just memories.”
“And?” She pouted a little, trying to drag more out of him.
“Fine,” he sighed, she knew he couldn’t resist her pout. “Flamos-“
“This again?” Panthera frowned at him.
“Yes. He’s too old for her by far.”
“He is much closer to her in age than he is to any of us, even Sislont.”
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The Elder and the Girl
"Come child." As the Elder spoke he was already turning away, motioning passively with his hand for her to follow. "There is much I need to show you, and too little time in this life." the child scrambled to her feet to follow, not entirely comprehending the meaning of his words, but he was an Elder, whatever it was must have been wise. "Your lives will be many, and not always long. Your mother-"
"My mother?" That was something the child did understand, this Elder was the first person who would admit to her even having a mother. Everyone else either refused to speak of the subject, or never said more that she had been found and brought back to the village. "Have you met her? Do you know where she is? Will I get to meet-"
"Hush, child. I do know your mother, but we must go from here. Within a fortnight it will no longer be safe for you here. Your mother has asked me to bring you to her. You will pass through many of your lives before you do, and it will be my successor who finally bring
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Oceanic Shores
sitting on the beach,
rum in hand
watching the waves come in,
and the tides pass-
relaxing on the sand
breathing the sun's caring hand,
feeling the salty air
forgetting the dreams of yesteryear.
I live my way,
letting heal,
loving with this
broken heart
passing her from
building that forgotten shrine,
sanctuary of the past.
sitting on the beach,
rum in hand
watching the waves come in,
and life pass-
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so, after publishing the first piece, I wasn't entirely sure I would post any more, or even write any more, from the "The Elder and the Girl" series. Yet, for some reason, here i sit with a second part published on DA.

Part 1, The Elder and the Girl: bartimeas-voltaire-p.deviantar…
Part 2, A Village of Elders and Children; bartimeas-voltaire-p.deviantar…

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Bryan Joseph Burke
Artist | Student | Other
United States
imma winged-space-viking-pirate-samurai-ninja-pimp-gangsta-necromancer-knight-marine armed with a grenade-sniper-vulcan. top that. :bow:

Current Residence: Ireland
Print preference: on paper
Favourite genre of music: the one with music in it
Favourite photographer: my younger cousin Siamon Burke-Kaiser, and my grandfather Joseph Burke
Favourite style of art: writing/ swordsmithing
Operating System: windows
MP3 player of choice: i-pod
Shell of choice: clam shell
Wallpaper of choice: the one on my wall
Skin of choice: depends upon how long they've been dead
Favourite cartoon character: Roadrunner
Personal Quote: "a mans actions say alot about his character, but his reactions define him as a man."


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Yamikou Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Star!!:) (Smile)   I appreciated it
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Thanks for the favorite!
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Appreciate the fave  - thanks :)
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Bryan! Green Dragon 
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Hope you have a great day!
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