I know you made him
with gunmetal bones
and wolf’s teeth.
I know you made him to be
But even gunmetal can warp
and even wolf’s teeth can dull
and I do not want to see him break
the way old and worn and overused things do.
I do not want to see him go up in flames
the way all heroes end up martyrs.
I know that you will tell me
that the world needs him.
The world needs his heart
and his faith
and his courage
and his strength
and his bones and his teeth and his blood and his voice and his–
The world needs anything he will give them.
Damn the world,
and damn you too.
Damn anyone that ever asked anything of him,
damn anyone that ever took anything from him,
damn anyone that ever prayed to his name.
You know that he will give them everything
until there is nothing left of him
but the imprint of dust
where his feet once trod.
You know that he will bear the world like Atlas
until his shoulders collapse
and his knees buckle
and he is crushed by all he used to carry.
you have already made an Atlas.
You have already made an Achilles and an Icarus and a Hercules.
You have already made a sacrificial lamb of your Son.
You have already made so many heroes,
and you can make another again.
You can have your pick of heroes.
So please, I beg you–
he is all that I have,
and you have so many heroes
and the world has so many more.
Let him be soft,
and let him be mine.
I cheated on my ex during our relationship and she found out shortly after we broke up. She`s blocked me on everything, but briefly unblocks me every Monday to send me Game of Thrones spoilers before I can watch it. How can I get her to stop?
> Get a duckling from my cousin. > No idea why but holy sh*t, those things are cute. > Play with it like it’s a dog. > Runs free in our garden. Would get over the fence every once in a time but always returned. > Actually grows up into a giant killing machine. > Leaves me and family alone, but attacks strangers when getting to close. > One day, neighbour kids make a bet. Saw it all from my window. > Don’t know everything but they dared one of the kids to kick my duck. > Kid jumps over the fence, kicks my duck from behind. > Duck turns around and attacks him. Ripping his clothes etc. > Enjoying the view from inside my house. > Anyways, an hour later parents of the kids infront of our door. > They want the duck away because ‘it is a danger for the children’ > Tell them to f*ck off. > They call the cops, animal protection etc but they didn’t do anything because we did nothing wrong. > 2 days later they bring a new duckling. Trying to make me get rid of the old one and take the new one as a pet. > “Accept” the duckling. > Didnt get rid of the other one. > Now I have 2 killing machines in my garden.