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"Once upon a time I was child-like

I was a cute little bastard, one of a kind,

Looking through the telescope at the star light,

Standing in the windy fields without a friend in sight..."


As I walked through this life of seething pain, spilling so much blood, it was pouring like rain. I never pondered at the thought of what I could possibly gain in this circular existence of hatred and misery, like an animal unchained.

Baby, you know I kept on running and gunning, building up this false image of where I didn't need anybody, I was stunning and cunning. Bullets were flying and the tides were rising, and yet all I could think of was:


"Once upon a time I was child-like,

I was a cute little bastard for the longest time,

Without a drop of sickness in this blood of mine,

Now I have a heart left dark, and scarred by life"

I often wondered why I'd get carried away, every time I'd drop kick some stranger that got in my way. Were they helping me? Where they fighting me? I could never ever tell, it's hard to see life for what it is through a hard-ass thorny shell. Beyond this shitty life, I knew something was missing, didn't need a single memory to know that, every time I'd be reminiscing. Not to be dissin', but I felt unworthy every time you and I'd be kissin', no matter how much we fought, no matter how little we slept in bed, I could always count on you to listen, so I said:


"Once upon a time I was a kid, alright?

For the life of me I can't remember what I was like,

Something about telescopes, and lights in the sky at night,

A part of me is here, but I don't feel right...

Baby, it feels like I'm living half a life."


Fighting my inner demons, I bled and I wept, regretting every promise I made, but never kept. My lungs lapped at the burning air. I never looked back, I tried not to care, as I stood in the middle of a raging inferno somewhere. I punched and I kicked until my bones were exposed, no hangover I ever had made me feel this sick, but that's the way it goes. With the last of the monsters dead, I fell to the floor, as my vision began to fade, I saw a bright light coming from an open door. Who knew that getting to paradise would be this much of a chore, fighting life at every turn, with hands full of blood and gore?

I never thought it would feel so great to be dead, then from the light, you gave me your hand and said,


"Once upon a time you gave me a beautiful life,

It was full of pain, but it was yours and mine,

Baby I won't let you go, it's not your time,

Not until you find the other half of your life..."


So now I walk on with you in my mind,

It sure does feel great to rest and unwind...

But in the dead of night, I look up to the somber sky...I gaze at the starlight and I can't help but cry. The jack ass inside of me screams "God damnit, why?!" when I look to my left and you're not by my side. I think to myself I can't wait to die, so I can go to you and say "Once upon a time in my bloody life, I saw magic in the sky at night..."
Updated December 12th, 2013

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Also, HOLY FREAKING CRAP! Thank you all so much for making this a daily deviation! Such an awesome surprise!! :squee:
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Half a Life by ~Psychoscissor ( Suggested by MisDmeanor and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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StarrfishLove Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wellp! You made me cry! 
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Really though this is one of the most beautiful things that I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It's very emotional and you do a wonderful job of portraying that emotion in a way that can easily be related to the life of any individual. Completely and utterly phenomenal. The flow was fantastic, and the syntax was suburb. You, my dear friend, are amazing.
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Psychoscissor Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
lol, thanks dude, I'm flattered that you read it XD
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merlioske Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
this is truly an amazing gift that You shared with this community... thank you so, so much for that...
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Psychoscissor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
lol, thank you so much, I really appreciate the comment. You really made my day :)
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HarleyPoo2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HERLY SHIT DIS IS AMAZEBALLS
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LeonessKLN Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Photographer

I was thinking Eminem when I was reading this, it would sound

so good with him singing it! :D

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thefunny711 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
ME TOO
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kuku88 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow; an Eminem song was playing when I started reading and I imagined hims inning it too. xD
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LeonessKLN Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Photographer

Yeah, it reminded me of song's like

Love the way you lie and monster!! ;D

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