Beauty and Ugliness

Notions of beauty
And ugliness
Are feral
Animal
Impulses and impressions
From some deep forgotten place
An unconscious division
Between
Desires and fears

Art exists
To show both sides
Unappologetically
Scaling ethereal heights
Dredging unknown depths
Uncovering that place
Where beauty and ugliness
Become one

Kids With Guns by David Eric Cummins (inspired by Gorillaz- Kids With Guns-Jamie T's Mix)

Kids With Guns by David Eric Cummins (inspired by Gorillaz- Kids With Guns-Jamie T’s Mix)

For dVerse Open Link Night #102…The picture is a painting I entered in a local art show in 2011.  I very nearly didn’t enter it at all because I was afraid it was “too ugly”.  In the end I reminded myself that I should not apologize for my artwork, but let it speak for itself.

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Model

Model
Something plastic
Imitation of reality
The standard
Fake representation
Of what someone has deemed
Ideal

A model
Living mannequin
Subconscious critique
Of inglorious imperfection
Not standard or norm
Someone’s absurd ideal
Taken too far
Representing
Nothing

The model
Of true beauty
Lives in glorious
Imperfection

Heretic

The odd ones
Questioners
Doubters
Non-conformists

Ones who walk
Off the path
Not followers
Not sheep
Thinking for themselves
Finding
Not accepting
Searching
For their own answers
Within the mysteries

Unabashed and unashamed
Individuals

They used to burn people like us

At the stake

Creatures of the Night

Fierce creatures wait in the night
Wait for us to join them
To break the light and seize the darkness
Our birthright
Held with eager sweaty hands
In a box hidden deep
Within the psyche
Lies our own divinity

Stark white hands
And neon flowers
With scents like the pealing of bells
Tolling for death
And ringing in rebirth
Mortal hands
Filled with creation and destruction
Able to raise a shiver of passion
Or invent a god

The infinite voice
Sleeps within
As the creatures call us to speak
To pierce the unclaimed night
With our own
Forgotten wildness

For dVerse Open Link Night #99.