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You say the night has lost her spark,
The stars grow dim and the future's dark.
Everything you dreamed has turned to dust,
While you wait to be turned to ash and rust.

But you're stuck. You're caught. There's no way out.
You hide in the dark and scream and shout.

You think there's nothing left to see,
You've been everywhere there is to be.
So you're asking me what you should do,
But all I can say is you've got to—

Deal.
Deal.
Deal with it.
Even if you feel
Like you wanna quit.
You'll just have to deal
Deal with it.

I know this feeling
makes you wanna kneel,
But you'll just have to
find a way to deal.

So deal! Deal!
Deal with it!
Even if you feel
Like you wanna quit!
You're gonna have to
Deal with it!

You want to feel alive again
You want to find that perfect friend.
But you just wallow in your pinning,
You'd never see them for all your whining!

You wander, You're lost, and you can't find
The things that went bump behind your mind.

You still can't find your rightful place,
All you've got is a beautiful face.
But all I want, all that I demand:
Is for you to face the shadows and—

Deal.
Deal.
Deal with it.
Even if you feel
Like you wanna quit.
You'll just have to deal
Deal with it.

I know this feeling
makes you wanna kneel,
But you'll just have to
find a way to deal.

So deal! Deal!
Deal with it!
Even if you feel
Like you wanna quit!
You're gonna have to
Deal with it!

Now I know that you're tired and you're feeling sad,
The situation's crazy and it's driving you mad.
But what's it gonna take for you to realize
That the Night is greater than what you see with your eyes?

So deal! Deal! Deal with it!
Even if you feel like you wanna quit!
You're just gonna have to find a way to
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Deal with it!
First off: How DO you get your text to center in text submissions anyway? I know it's possible... Anyone who divulges the secret shall be rewarded!

As a general rule I try not to inflict my poetry on the innocent public except in short, harmless burts accompanying a picture. How then, you ask, do I justify this? Well, becuase this is not really a poem: it's a rant, mostly on whiny people in general who only look at what they don't have and ignore what they can do, but aimed specifically at those who lurk in dark alleyways, have fangs, and pale skin.

I imagine this would be a song Grimbald would sing upon finding a whiny, self-sorry vampire. I imagine also she would accompany it with some dancing and a snazzy tune.

Speaking of Grimbald, that's her behind the text in the preview image.

I wrote this over the past week, although the subject has been sitting in my brain for months.

Critique at your peril.
Enjoy. :heart:
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Zalyz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
This is more like the new me than anything else! :D

Very well done! :clap: :+fav:
Thats the third favorite im giving to a text. :nod:
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
=D Yay, I'm glad you liked it!

Actually, I was thinking a little of you while I was writing it... :)
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Zalyz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
:o what have I done to make you think of me when writing that?
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh, did I sound like I was saying you were being whiny? ^^; Not at all! I know several whine-prone deviants, but you, my friend, are definitely not one of them!

It was your New Year's journal, I believe. You were talking about being optomistic and stuff, and when I was writing the poem I could help thinking 'I think Zalyz might talk like this..."

Sorry if there was a misunderstaing... ^^;
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Zalyz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
no, thats not what I meant. i just didn't have a clue of what could have made you think about me. Honestly i was expecting that you said you love me..! ;P
Nonetheless, you're right! that really sounds familiar to me. ;)

:hug:
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
:aww: I certainly love your attitude! :hug:
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:iconzalyz:
Zalyz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
you gotta start somewhere :P
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
:blowkiss:
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popcorn-inovator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
cool! it sounds like an 'anti-depression' song...
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007   Traditional Artist
Seriously! I'm a pro-happy, anti-depressionist!
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popcorn-inovator Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
the world could use more of you!!
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
Glad someone agrees! ;)
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popcorn-inovator Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
yep
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chrnoskitty Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   General Artist
That is so amazing! I loved it! It just.. spoke with it's own voice. That's so rare in poetry nowadays.. I applaud you.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :bow: This is one of the better poems I've written... trust me not all my stuff comes out like this. :faint:
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chrnoskitty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007   General Artist
You're weclome! You're welcome! No applause, -throws money- ^^
Trust me, I know that not all things come out this great. I write too.... Horribly, but I enjoy paining the net with it. ^^
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007   Traditional Artist
Ah yes: SHARE THE PAIN! :aww:

Thanks again. :)
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chrnoskitty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007   General Artist
xD Yes! Share it I must! ...I can't be the onnly one tormented by my nonsensical drivel... =3

And you're welcome! ^^
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randomworks Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
oh my... whoa that was intense. seriously, that could be a a top 20 song if it were to be one! i like this alot, i'm a poet, and this is definantly an amazing work of wraught words.
PS I Love This!
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! My brother read this and said it should be a Death Metal song... although I would go for a sort of Rock/Rap sorta thing.. hmm...

Anyway, I'm really glad you like it, and thanks very much for the faver! :heart:
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randomworks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
your very welcome
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TheLadyGrey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Student Writer
The magic art of centering is . . . to put a lot of spaces. ^^;

Anyway, the poem is lovely. Now all I need to do is print out a few hundred copies and bang some people I know on the head with them. Who knows, it might knock some sense into them.
And Vampires are so NOT sexy. :roll:
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Ah... lotsa spaces... ooo...

Hmm, maybe I'll just leave it then.

Haha, banging people over the head reminds me: there's this Anime/Manga called Naruto, which is filled to the brim with angst ridden characters. Now, the main character, Naruto, is really really upbeat and optimistic despite having had a really hard life, and since all the characters are Ninjas, the way he convinces people to cheer up is to beat the living daylights out of them. It's incredibly funny.

Who wants a vampire when you can have an elf anyway. ;)
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TheLadyGrey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Student Writer
It is! I love Naruto!
It's to bad beating the snot out of people only works sometimes. Stupid Sasuke needs to grow up already. >.<
Oh well, at least he isn't as bad as Orochimaru.

Elves rule!
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh god, if Sasuke doesn't shape up soom I'm sending Shakuro in to teach him a lesson! AAAARGH!
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TheLadyGrey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Student Writer
Take out Itachi while you're at it. That whole family has serious ego issues.
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   Traditional Artist
Itachi needs to get his butt kicked by a cute chubby little girl with pigtails. :aww:
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TheLadyGrey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Student Writer
:rofl:
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BlazingStallion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
even if you say it's a rant, it still sounds really awsome ^_^ great use of words :D :glomp:
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

Like I said, it's a rant in rhyme! =D
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BlazingStallion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
yup :D your welcome it's the most awsomest rant in rhyme i ever herd of :XD: :glomp:
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yay! :hug:
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JenniferG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Oh, and I forgot to say in my last comment (whoops): Well done! ^.^ I really like it.
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
A ha! That's okay — thanks very much, I'm glad you like it!
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JenniferG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Hehe. You're welcome. :)
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JenniferG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Regardless of what you call it, this is a poem - a ranting poem, but a poem nonetheless.

As for the centering them, I'm not one-hundred percent sure if you can or cannot do it. There is this HTML that may come in handy: <center> and </center>. I didn't see *osyris state that one.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yes there's <div align=" center "> (without spaces), but that doesn't work with Lit submissions. >.< Grr...
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JenniferG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
*pats*
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aaarhus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
I fail... I can't figure out how to do this on deviantART. :(
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:icongoldeenherself:
GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
That's okay. *pat* We fail together!
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Reminds me of my own recent works. A upbeat tempo to be sure. A interesting mix considering the text and its meaning. As for the centering? You can't. (Tried it...) And for the record, a poem is a poem; regardless of composition, additives or intent.

;)
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh bugger... I thought I saw a centered poem here once... Hmm.

Thanks for the faver, I'm glad you liked it!
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
You may use spacing and indentation in order to generate a particular effect. You may also use the following HTML: < b >, < i >, < u >, < strong >, < p >, < font > and < blockquote >. -To quote the text upload page.

The closest is block quote but it's not a true center.
This is what block quote looks like.
As you can see, it is still left alignment.

So yeah. The only way to do so is to use manual spacing but that's too much work.
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh, I was wondering about that. I thought maybe blockquote was it, but there was no way to preview my submission and I was in a hurry. >.<

Oh well. :P
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
It sucks but what can you do? :(
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GoldeenHerself Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
We can rant!

Oh if only I
Could use HTML to satisfy
The needs of an author
Without a lot of bother!
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osyris Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Ranting is good. :nod:
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