September 27th, 2001


More cheery shit ... NOT!

Oh, yeah ... happy happy joy joy ... only inverted and raised an order of magnitude ...

                    IN THE DARKNESS OF THIS HELL

                    this pit of anguish
                    these steel bands of despair
                    none know, none see
                    the darkness within
                    none sense the tortures
                    inflicted by each day
                    here frozen in panic
                    sick but without death

                    nothing works
                    no attempt to change
                    yields any growth
                    every action
                    fades away like dreams
                    every effort
                    dissolves as mists
                    before a crueller sun

                    no matter how sure
                    somehow we always fail
                    no matter how hard
                    we try to succeed
                    nothing comes of it
                    there is never anything
                    to show for all our work
                    all our sweat, our prayers

                    the few good things
                    within this life
                    are not enough
                    to counter all our pain
                    in fact, these precious treasures
                    redouble fear
                    as they are threatened
                    by this monster of a world

                    why can't we find
                    a way from here,
                    a path whose steps
                    do not destroy
                    the self, the soul,
                    the spirit, mind,
                    a way of going
                    which leads to light?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2001 by Brendan Tripp

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One of those quiz-like things ...

OK ... I've seen this around for a while, but snagged it from cyka's journal ...

number of people on my lj friends list: 65 (when "communities" and other "entities" are edited out)
...whom I've met in person: 5
...whom I've met in person more than once: 3
...whose house I've been to: 2
...who have been to my house: 2
...whose precise geographic location I know offhand: why, you calling in an airstrike?
...whose full names I know offhand: 35
...whom I've followed/been in touch with for more than 3 years: 10
...who live outside my country: 5
...whose journal I consider myself "addicted" to: eh, I just read my "friends list", I almost never look at the actual journals
...whom I've lived with: 0
...whose ex I slept with: 0
...who I'd do: about 20
...who I've done: 0 ... poor me!

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