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Autumn's Subtle Return by bshuffett Autumn's Subtle Return :iconbshuffett:bshuffett 10 1
The rain ended abruptly,
stalled my heart from beating,
drenched in the memory of you.
Broken nights of sleep,
with painful visions
that will forever remind me
of who you really are.  
Contained in subtle misery;
an inability to forget that which
lingers in present dreams.
-Brian Shuffett
September 26th, 2011
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Fiona II by bshuffett Fiona II :iconbshuffett:bshuffett 20 16
I slept the length
of ten thousand
slumbers and
woke to feel
no younger;
dreaming a
dream of fire
to quench the
thirst of havoc
that dwells in
my chaotic heart.
-Brian Shuffett
March 7th, 2011
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You play me
like a harp,
but you see I am
ever so slightly
out of tune.
The note you hear
is nothing more
than subtle discord.
-Brian Shuffett
January 22nd, 2011
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A Memory Scathed
Burnt are the words
upon your blazing lips,
setting fire to every
memory that mattered.
I sift through the ashes,
but everything worth
remembering is charred,
singed from the surface
to the very source
of our collective joy.  
-Brian Shuffett
December 13th, 2010
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I wish to obtain
the light from this
darkness that is
devouring my mind.
-Brian Shuffett
November 10th, 2010
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I recall the
night when
I no longer
felt at peace
when your
skin brushed
against mine.
Such a subtle
coldness lingered,
deterred my
hollow heart
from beating.
The Heaven
that dwelled
within us
simply died.
I could see
Hell from
my window;
I closed the
curtain and
said farewell.
-Brian Shuffett
October 17th, 2010
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I taste acid when
your lips move,
yet I am somehow
still traumatized
by the power you
hold over me;
such a subtle
quivering sense
of discontent.
-Brian Shuffett
September 23rd, 2010
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I have stained your
living room floor
with the soul that
flourished within me.
I expire beneath you  
while you callously
thrive above me.
-Brian Shuffett
September 20th, 2010
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There was a time
when I did not
feel so desolate,
so far away
from life itself.
This notion grips
and pulls me away
from one single
moment of joy.
I cannot live in
this deteriorating
landscape, where
all has fallen
to ash and I await
my chance to burn.
-Brian Shuffett
September 2nd, 2010
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Words are futile
when I speak in
certain silences
that set the mind
alight in anguish.
-Brian Shuffett
August 26th, 2010
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I despise the way
I feel when I
don't know if
these words you
speak are real.
My breathing,
heavy, and so
distorted by a
reaction of loss.
I'm only waiting
to die so as to
not bear the brunt
of existence
without hope.
-Brian Shuffett
August 24th, 2010
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"I don't feel
the spark"
is like a
knife in
the heart.
This time
those words
tore me apart.
-Brian Shuffett
August 22nd, 2010
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What is it that I feel,
if anything at all?
Numbness sets
within my soul,
and I wonder
how I will ever
escape discomfort.
I cannot detect
the perimeters
of my canvas,
although it is
surely painted
in bleak tones.
-Brian Shuffett
August 18th, 2010
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Mercy has not
found my heart,
inhabited by
perpetual sorrow;
bleak, hollow,
yet profound.
are the words
that are cast
like stones,
tearing at
my exterior.
I bleed profusely
while my soul
evades another
bout of insanity.
-Brian Shuffett
August 14th, 2010
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Brian Shuffett
United States
Current Residence: Taylor Mill, KY
Favourite genre of music: funeral doom, goth, ebm, industrial, black metal, death metal
Favourite photographer: Simon Marsden
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie Griffin
Personal Quote: I await moments that have somehow ceased to feed my imagination.
Two months after I posted my last journal, I actually wrote a piece and it was finished in a mere five minutes. I wouldn't say it was rushed either. Some of my best received work was written in less than ten minutes. Once the first line is in my head, everything else just seems to flow. After posting last night's piece, I realized that the last poem I posted was on March 8th, 2011. I can't believe it's been nearly seven months since I've written a complete poem. The occasional brainstorming occurred, but nothing was concrete. I hope this isn't just "one last good poem" and then I'm done. Not that it's spectacular, which it isn't, but I really miss writing and connecting with all of you. I know I've said it countless times, but the plan is to seriously spend more time here. I feel like I've abandoned a lot of good friends, but at the same time, it was depressing to log on and see all of you posting such amazing work while having nothing to contribute of my own. So, I hope to see more of all of you whom I've come to know and love.
  • Listening to: Diary of Dreams - Panik
  • Reading: Stephen King - Dolores Claiborne
  • Watching: Boardwalk Empire - S2E1
  • Playing: Robokill 2
  • Eating: sweet & sour chicken
  • Drinking: nothing (at the moment) ;)


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Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Happy Birthday!

TheLoveTrain Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Happy birthday, Brian. Wherever you are, I hope you're in good health and happiness.

See you when I see you.

~Bryan :heart:

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happy birthday
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Sending you hug! by LOVEMAYUhappy happy birthday by Sugaree33-ArtBeautiful DAy by KmyGraphicTulips for You by KmyGraphic
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I miss speaking with you, about everything!! :heart:
YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013   Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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:cake::party:Happy Birthday!!:party::cake:
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Happy Birthday! :party: :cake: :icongiftplz:
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