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We spend our lives searching,
For a way to clean our slates.
For a way to find the monsters,
Monsters who bring harm to us and those around us.
Every little secret, hint, bringing us just one step closer,
Just one step behind the culprit.
To where we are just out of reach in pursuit.
But we can never quite catch up.
Never actually kill the monsters that haunt us.

And,
That is because,
We..are..the monsters,
Who cause us all the pain.
There is no escaping our fate,
Of who we are or what we do.
No way to wipe away our debts.
There is no hero, light, or savior of the day.
Infinite doors of infinite possibilities,
But they all lead to the same outcome.
What has been done is done,
And cannot be undone,

Except,

Except to wipe clean the slate from the start,
To go back somehow,
And end it all before it begins.

But,

Then,
We would have never known how, or what we are, if we are nothing from the start.
So we must settle with ourselves,
And make peace with our demons,
For they are one with us.
I just beat Bioshock Infinite, and i stopped...i put down my controller...and thought long and hard. Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, Comstock...all of them, made me realize, or at least think, that we are the ones who start issues, and, really, there is no way to fix them. We are who we are. we are what we are. and we are how we are. what we did in the past, and what we do no, and in the future, all have ripple effects. what has been done cannot be undone, and we must learn to live with it, or die trying to figure out how to try and fix what cannot be mended.
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nesdam Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really great work, something to relate to..beautiful and deep, and makes you think. Something I do too much of as it is but, still, awesome !
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Zylund Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words! n_n very much appreciated. and thinking isnt always bad, no matter how much you do it, it just depends on what you are thinking about that determines if it is a good thing or bad thing. anyway, many thanks again :3
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nesdam Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True that, many good things can come from overthinking, as well as bad things..fear is the price of imagination, I hear.
And no problem, you deserve it. It's actually the first written piece I've ever favourited in all my years on DeviantArt, so you are special!
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Zylund Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like that. fear is the price of imagination. and its true ^^ or at least i believe it to be.
and aww :3 that is awesome! :D im glad you liked it so
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this; It kinda reminds me of the quoted "we stopped looking for monsters under our beds when we realized they were inside us" :D Great job!
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Zylund Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :3 im glad you like it so much n_n
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Meowmeowcat1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
I love it! It's mystiroius, but i've been feeling like this latly as well!!
I'm not uyet sure how to make peace, but it's still there and a part of me. Right? At any rate how are you doing?
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i totally know where youre coming from about not knowing how to make peace...and, i must admit, i think its kinda sad that it took a videogame to make me feel like that >.< (of course, ive felt like this in the past before for other reasons, but this is the first time ive ever really written anything about it..). 
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Meowmeowcat1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah!! Self -loathing!! *Cheerful!*
Lol! JK. but how are you?
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah, oops, i forgot to answer your original question of tht ^^ anyway, ive been good. drawing and writing more on stuff i havnt yet posted...how about yourself? how have you been?
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