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Another 100 Themes List for me to do :D





:star: = completed

:star: 1. Introduction - Depressed, Schizophrenic, Human
:star: 2. Complicated - Never Easy
:star: 3. Making History - For Good
:star: 4. Rivalry - Over Death
:star: 5. Unbreakable - Mulish
:star: 6. Obsession - Rules
:star: 7. Eternity - Five Little Words
:star: 8. Gateway - Lazy Gnome
:star: 9. Death - Death
:star: 10. Opportunities - Rotting Wood
:star: 11. 33% - One-Third Wonder
:star: 12. Dead Wrong - Discovery
:star: 13. Running Away - Cirque du Freak
:star: 14. Judgement - Just Love
:star: 15. Seeking Solace - Needing
:star: 16. Excuses - Really Me
:star: 17. Vengeance - Ghost-Threads
:star: 18. Love - Seasons
:star: 19. Tears - Simple Tear and I am Sad
:star: 20. My Inspiration - Vampire
:star: 21. Never Again - Until Now
:star: 22. Online - Deviant Art
:star: 23. Failure - Best Forgotten
24. Rebirth
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
:star: 27. Lost and Found - The Friendship Box
:star: 28. Light - Love and Light
:star: 29. Dark - Grey Becomes Me Better
:star: 30. Faith - Stained Glass
:star: 31. Colours - Rainbow
32. Exploration
:star: 33. Seeing Red - Love is Red
34. Shades of Grey
35. Forgotten
:star: 36. Dreamer - The Ringing Siren
37. Mist
38. Burning
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
:star: 41. Fork in the road - Burden Free
42. Start
43. Nature's Fury
44. At Peace
:star: 45. Heart Song - Heart of Ice and Heart of Stone
46. Reflection
47. Perfection
:star: 48. Everyday Magic - You Stayed
49. Umbrella
50. Party
:star: 51. Troubling Thoughts - It's Hard to Choose Hope
:star: 52. Stirring of the Wind - Chance
53. Future
:star: 54. Health and Healing - Still
55. Separation
:star: 56. Everything For You - Scared You Away
57. Slow Down
:star: 58. Heartfelt Apology - Open My Eyes
59. Challenged
60. Exhaustion
61. Accuracy
:star: 62. Irregular Orbit - Whimsy Wind
:star: 63. Cold Embrace - Hell is Cold
:star: 64. Frost - Painted Ice
:star: 65. A Moment in Time - Frozen Joy
66. Dangerous Territory
67. Boundaries
:star: 68. Unsettling Revelations - Rape
:star: 69. Shattered - Kicking in the Glass
70. Bitter Silence
71. The True You
72. Pretence
:star: 73. Patience - Too Far Gone
:star: 74. Midnight - Witching Hour
75. Shadows
76. Summer Haze
:star: 77. Memories - If You Were Here
:star: 78. Change in the Weather - More to This
79. Illogical
80. Only Human
:star: 81. A Place to Belong -Capital-h-Home
82. Advantage
:star: 83. Breakfast - You Are What You Eat
:star: 84. Echoes - Letter to a Lost Child - An Echo
:star: 85. Falling - Free Fall
:star: 86. Picking up the Pieces - A Letter to a Lost Child
:star: 87. Gunshot - Abused
:star: 88. Possession - Inside the Music
:star: 89. Twilight - I Think of You
:star: 90. Nowhere and Nothing - Floating Along
:star: 91. Answers - Seeing the Picture
:star: 92. Innocence - Dance
:star: 93. Simplicity - Earthworm
:star: 94. Reality - Go Away Again
:star: 95. Acceptance - Alive Not Dead
:star: 96. Lesson - Far Worse
:star: 97. Enthusiasm - Until Pregnancy
:star: 98. Game - Russian Roulette
:star: 99. Friendship - Carebears
:star: 100. Endings - Incomplete

Commissions

Poetry - Free Verse
Poetry on a variety of topics.
Avatars - Non-Animated
Wizard2 by MagicalJoey
Teddy1 by MagicalJoey
Santa1 by MagicalJoey
PoohBear Avatar 2 by MagicalJoey
Flower Avatar 5 by MagicalJoey
Blue Rose Avatar by MagicalJoey
Non-animated avatars.
Prices can vary according to complexity, so you can note me if you would rather.
Poetry - Traditional Forms
Poems in any number of traditional forms. Browse my gallery in any of the following folders for more options of forms:
:bulletblue: Traditional Forms
:bulletblue: DFC 2012
:bulletblue: DFC 2013
:bulletblue: DFC 2014
:bulletblue: DFC 2015
Or pick a form you want and query whether I can do it.
Lit Tags
Space by MagicalJoey
Santa5 by MagicalJoey
Rainbow1 by MagicalJoey
Lit-Tag - Fire (2) by MagicalJoey
Lit-Tag - Eagle (2) by MagicalJoey
Teddy6 by MagicalJoey
Lit tags.
Price seems high because of the complexity of finding images that will fit the width and length requirements of 20x125 pixels.
Stamps (Non-Animated)
Best Friends First Half by MagicalJoey
Best Friends Second Half by MagicalJoey
This was a request from someone who wanted to share with a friend.
Visual Poetry
'-54- Tower' by MagicalJoey
Not Even a Child - Excerpts by MagicalJoey
A poem written over a background image (photograph, blank colour with border, photo manipulation).

:bulletblue: Minimum 4 stanzas (verses) of maximum five lines each.
:bulletblue: Photographs can be found at WrittenPhotographs (consider a donation) or one of your own can be used. Alternatively use a stock photo found here on DA as long as you link me to the artist so I can get permission.
:bulletblue: Text either supplied by you, or you supply a theme and I supply the text.

Complete work will only be constructed after both image and text have been separately approved
Group Logos (Non-Animated)
WTP Logo Idea by MagicalJoey
Words In Our Veins Logo Idea by MagicalJoey
Poets-and-Warriors Icon Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
Written Emotion Logo Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
LetUsDrawClub Logo Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
WeAreLiterature Logo Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
A non-animated logo for your group.
Acrostic Name Poems
Acrostic Poem Idea 1: Granny by MagicalJoey
An acrostic name poem for any name. Doesn't always have to rhyme. Can contain attributes you wish. (For example you want it to be about bravery or honesty etc)

Price stated is with background image. Note for other prices.
Gallery Icons
Gallery Icon Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
Gallery Icon Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
Icons to customise your gallery folders.

Price shown is for the biggest and most complex. For smaller icons note me for price.
Photo Manipulation
VERY RARE due to physical maladies that cause shaking (hence these take 4x as long because I shake and decapitate things)
Thus the larger price - it is very time consuming.

Name-Poem




Acrostic Name Poem by Wishafriend

Visitors Map and Personality Type




Locations of Site Visitors <--> Click for large view

Joanne's Personality Type Results

My Fairy Name




Name of Image
Image from: www.etsy.com/transaction/11443…

My fairy name is Fruitpip Windtree

She brings gentle breezes to change the weather.
She lives in stony places and tumbling wastes.
She can only be seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
She wears a heather-coloured dress and has silvery lilac butterfly wings.
Get your own fairy name from the fairy name generator!

Plz Accounts



The following are plz accounts I have created. Feel free to use them if you wish.



Alphabet Letters:


:iconlettera-plz::iconletter-b-plz::iconletter-c-plz::iconletterd-plz::iconletter-e-plz::iconletterf-plz::iconletterg-plz::iconletterh-plz::iconletteri-plz::iconletterj-plz::iconletterk-plz::iconletter-l-plz::iconletterm-plz::iconletter-n-plz::iconlettero-plz::iconletterp-plz::iconletterq-plz::iconletterr-plz::iconletters-plz::iconlettert-plz::iconletter-u-plz::iconletterv-plz::iconletterw-plz::iconletterx-plz::iconlettery-plz::iconletterz-plz:

Random Images:


:iconwriteleftplz::icongreenpinkplz::iconrainbowemoplz::iconpinkgreenplz::iconwriterightplz:

Welcome Images:


:iconwelcomesheepplz::iconwelcomecatplz::iconwelcomekatplz::iconwelcomebodyplz::iconwelcomepengiplz:

Christmas Images:


:iconemoreindeerlplz::iconemosantaplz::iconemoxmastreeplz::iconemosnowmanplz::iconxmasstockingplz::iconemoreindeerrplz:

Contest Images:


:icon1st1plz::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::icon1st4plz:
:icon2nd1plz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::icon2nd4plz:
:icon3rd1plz::icon3rd2plz::icon3rd3plz::icon3rd4plz:
:iconh01plz::iconh02plz::iconh03plz::iconh04plz:
:iconsow1plz::iconsow2plz::iconsow3plz::iconsow4plz::iconsow5plz:

I'm hosting a contest this April/May. Consider donating, judging, promoting and entering! magicaljoey.deviantart.com/jou… 

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MagicalJoey has started a donation pool!
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Name of Image
84 :points:

Understood-Accepted needs a SuperGroup upgrade. I just updated My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink so am saving for next year's upgrade too.

:bulletblue: If you want to donate specifically for Understood-Accepted 's super group upgrade please do so on UnderstoodAdmin , the new admin group for the group.

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I would like to use excess points as contest prizes, PM gifts or just being able to donate to others raising points for a cause.

Please also note, although this widget reflects a total, this is often incorrect as I may have more, though often less, than the reflected total.

I really want to earn any money/points, and not beg for donations, so if you would consider hiring me for one of the following it would be appreciated. If you can't hire me, or don't need to, perhaps you know of someone who does:

DA Points Commissions:


:bulletblue: A short story
:bulletblue: A poem
[Check out the 'prose' folder in my gallery for short stories or browse poetry by year]
[For more examples of poetry and prose works on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have writing commissions available]
:bulletblue: A poetry critique
[See 'Critique Widget' for examples]
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated avatar
:bulletblue: A lit-tag
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated group logo
[Examples found at MagicallyCreative]
[For more examples of avatars, lit tags and group logos on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have these commissions available]
:bulletblue: A simple, animated group logo
[Example: Front-2-Back ]
:bulletblue: A feature in my journal
:bulletblue: A contest promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A group promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A llama
:bulletblue: Proofreading of your journal/blog before you post it

Commissions based on length and/or complexity.


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Jo

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ProjectDFC Winners Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 25, 2016, 2:34 PM



So, as previously mentioned in a prize call, ProjectDFC recently (like two months ago) held the February Form Fiesta February Form Fiesta (FFF) 2016 + More! and the winners were recently announced February Form Fiesta (FFF) 2016 Results!
Thus, it is now time to do the required feature of the winners...

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There were many participants, and winners were judged per form - with first, second and third place being awarded based off criteria mentioned in the prize-winners journal. Winners were awarded prizes for the number of times they placed (for example, I won first twice, second once and third once) and features by me was a prize awarded to those participants. Like a moron, I have been procrastinating this for a couple of days...and on one of my busier days I decide to go all 'gif hunty' and nail this thing!

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The following placed at least once during this competition. All points have already been awarded by the wonderful founder kiwi-damnation and sponsor betwixtthepages (who donated quite a lot of points to the pool). So, without further ado, here are the features.

OneWithTheStars

Celestial RendezvousA presence lingers in my head,
there’s a tiger in my bed.
Captivating eyes of sun-swept fire,
he asks of me my deepest desire.
Drawn to him by what he implies,
I stare into his bewitching eyes.
Filled with fear, yet I understand
his intentions are truly grand.
Gravitating toward his presence,
I slowly move with some hesitance
Instinctively, he reaches for me,
and so starts our incredible journey.
Joy fills my soul more than I could hope,
seeing the universe’s kaleidoscope.
Love is a precious wonder to find,
sustenance for the soul, body, and mind.
Many adventures he takes me through,
every time experiencing something new.
Our cerebral escapades wholly astound,
my mind becoming our personal playground.
Precious moments spent unseen,
he treats me as if I were his queen.
Relishing in all, I am truly enchanted
by every moment his mental art crafted.
Simply mesmerized by what he can do,
his offer to me, I eagerly agree to.
Understanding the depths of the cost now,
we seal the bo
    Rest in Peace by OneWithTheStars    The Oak and His WillowAlong the creek bank where the river does flow,
Out of the soil, a small acorn would grow.
Tender and frail, the young oak bathed in sunlight
As he drank from the river both day and night.
With every passing month, he reached for the sky,
His leaves unfurling and branches growing high.
Autumn then came and the temperature chilled;
Leaves changed color and fell as the sun was killed.
Snow covered limbs in a wintry December;
As the young oak slumbered, he would remember—
Along the creek bank where the river does flow,
Out of the soil, a small acorn would grow.
Tender and frail, the young oak bathed in sunlight
As he drank from the river both day and night.
The following spring he had gained a new ring,
He sprouted new leaves, and was very dashing.
He then caught the eye of the nearby willow
And every single time the wind would billow,
Her branches would sway with a ravishing grace
To let them briefly touch while rooted in place.
No matter the changes he would undergo,
The young oak


prettyflour

star crossed loversoh, my sweet sun and moon...
    have you never longed
        to touch the earth?
yes, my darling stars,
    I've tried to count you
        on many a sleepless night.
oh no, my freeborn sky
    I'm not really caged at all
        it's my roots that keep me grounded.
oh, my star crossed lover...
    have you never longed
        to stay with me?
    They were never ending by prettyflour    long lost songleaves whisper to me
so soft but they never sing
like you used to do,
found music when the wind blows,
raindrop metronome,
soothed by the hum of the trees
still listening for your song.


copper9lives

Amnesia Why labor with such diligence, in silent desperation
Struggle under time's insistent pace
Bowed beneath the metronomic weight and pointing hands, accusing face
Catching, unsustained, at evanescent dust motes fired by winter sun
Lost within my tale's unlighted hollows
Unraveling behind me,  skeins of memory ghost like smoke threading thin and wan
Acrid in the fire's empty aftermath, bereft by dawn
Stir the ashes as I will, no spark now follows
Fingerprints and footsteps silted in, landmarks once familiar, now obscured
So too the ridges of identity wear away
Smooth and voiceless in the echoing vaults of unrecognizant new day
Where once resounded crashing waves of self, and continuity unyielding was assured
But if I am denied the light of my own history
I leave behind the vigil at the grave of what I could not keep
Sojourner still, the unknown fairway beckons from the Lethe of sleep
My last bequest to you: a lifetime's mystery
    Sleeping smile by copper9lives    The GiftForty-six, my youth behind me
Self-deluding, good at lying
Unrequited dreams still blind me...
Love, my heart indemnifying.


SedahLiah

HesitantCould the rented sun contest
Against the continent
That has splurged
And has spent blue skies,
Perhaps the ruins of my eyes
Could rest on yours and
See light, and feel blessed.
In the absence of ambience
It seems the air is less patient
For voices intent
On speaking plain.
Could these rented sentences make amends
For anything,
It's the staying still when
Legs are begging to begin,
When just one step feels too big.
    Autumn Red by SedahLiah    A Poet's ConfidenceI am wholly reborn, I think, just ignore the superlative.
Formed and reformed better again, though, my grammar's still conservative.
With much aplomb I take this pen! Writing is my preservative.
I am surely unsure in this: I'm not all that affirmative.


MaggotsX

The AmaranthThe Amaranth
No one now knows
When the Amaranth was planted.
We only know we must tend it.
It has always been here
Our old ones say,
From their wise & creaking
Conclave of well lived in bones
And lovingly maintained wheelchairs
That do daily attend our dear flower.
It has always been here.
[May it always be here.]
At least they say that is what,
On first touch of its petals,
They were told as children.
And yes, their old folks told
Much the same, gathered
Ago in giggle-gaggles of wonder,
Much like we all had.
[Much like we still do.]
It may not look like much:
Mottled, colorbland, wilt of a flower.
It doesn't smell like much:
Earth-rot, brackish, rust of a flower.
It does not bear fruit, or seed, or pod.
Nor draw butterflies to enchant the eye.
It seems a very useless flower.
But it glows!
Though only for an audience,
Only for a crowd.
[So we gather.]
It seems to need no water,
But left a moment alone it fades:
Dying. We can feel it.
[So we gather.]
We glow-gather in turns,
In glow-gro
    cruisin the cornfield by MaggotsX    True BelovedTrue Beloved
Sweet beloved, know this:
Never.
Never will I stop my blind, pell-mell run toward you
Following the flickering Blue-Rayed, Technicolor stories
That speak from lives lived on papyrus & Kindle paper
Passed in 2.4 GHz whispers of digitized heart memes
(Assembly-line fabricated by FM Luv-hour DJ's,
Tired of screening millions of teen-angsty whine-fests).
Schlepping bags full of Itsy bling & Amazon chocolates,
I will 50-yard dash on Ritalin toward you always.
Always.
Know this, my true love.
MaggotsX @ 02.03.2016


tanafeyroyale

AuroraShe sleeps, she dreams
But nothing is what it seems
Cursed, the beauty sleeps
100 years pass, her looks keep
Her hand, a dull ache
Will she ever wake?
The spindle was alluring
And now she’s snoring
To her the world is a din
It’s all an endless haze within
But then the prince appears
Bedraggled from fighting fears
Through brambles and dying flowers
To get by the mess it takes hours
The curse will break
When a kiss he takes
True love’s sweet kiss
Will fix all that’s amiss
The world awakens to a new age
And the story turns its final page
    Rose by tanafeyroyale    Vampire PoemHe watches me from across the room
One look from his dark eyes makes me swoon
Where he comes from I know not
But his advances are not sought
He has eyes only for me
And I wonder: what does he see
I’m nothing special; just a plain girl
Lost in her own lonely world
He flashes a wicked grin
Giving in must be a sin
He bows to kiss my hand
Oh god I can barely stand
This is a deadly game
My life will never be the same
I’m the mouse and he’s the cat
And this is a game that I’m bad at
It’s not a game to him
How he bends me to his whims
He does what he must to survive
Of human blood he won’t be deprived
A predator who walks the streets
And every single mortal he greets
But I’m the one that he chose
And now my fear – it grows
A kiss, a bite, my life is fleeting
Why am I having this deadly meeting
My life is being drained away
I’ll not live to see another day


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And that, my dears, is all of that.

Ciao,
:fish:
J

Some feels to end off...because I can!

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MagicalJoey
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I'm a relatively simple person who likes to write. I value honesty, especially in comments and critiques, and loyalty.

If you are going to fave something of mine it would be nice if you could leave a comment as well. It is not required, but feedback is always welcome.

If you need to talk about anything feel free to note me.

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Activity


Sudden Loss
26-4-16

There was a time when you were meant to be
Born from my heart, upon that day in May,
You were my life – going to set me free –
But then you died on that October day.

Where it was not supposed to be, twas blood
That fell and flew and flowed forth from myself.
And so I prayed to God in He’en above:
“Will you preserve his life, preserve his health?”

The doctor stared at me with frowning face,
“I cannot find a beating heart,” he said.
And so it came to be, that in that place
I learned you weren’t alive; that you were dead.

I wish that you were here, that things were changed;
For you, I’d gladly never be the same.
I Love You, My Friend
25-4-26

God fearing,
Prayer saying,
Halo’ed being.

Kind hearted,
Comfort giving,
Advice saying.

Good natured,
Family loving,
Fear destroying.

ProjectDFC Winners Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 25, 2016, 2:34 PM



So, as previously mentioned in a prize call, ProjectDFC recently (like two months ago) held the February Form Fiesta February Form Fiesta (FFF) 2016 + More! and the winners were recently announced February Form Fiesta (FFF) 2016 Results!
Thus, it is now time to do the required feature of the winners...

 photo Bellatrix 3_zpsloqq0yva.gif


There were many participants, and winners were judged per form - with first, second and third place being awarded based off criteria mentioned in the prize-winners journal. Winners were awarded prizes for the number of times they placed (for example, I won first twice, second once and third once) and features by me was a prize awarded to those participants. Like a moron, I have been procrastinating this for a couple of days...and on one of my busier days I decide to go all 'gif hunty' and nail this thing!

 photo HG 2_zpswfnizi7f.gif


The following placed at least once during this competition. All points have already been awarded by the wonderful founder kiwi-damnation and sponsor betwixtthepages (who donated quite a lot of points to the pool). So, without further ado, here are the features.

OneWithTheStars

Celestial RendezvousA presence lingers in my head,
there’s a tiger in my bed.
Captivating eyes of sun-swept fire,
he asks of me my deepest desire.
Drawn to him by what he implies,
I stare into his bewitching eyes.
Filled with fear, yet I understand
his intentions are truly grand.
Gravitating toward his presence,
I slowly move with some hesitance
Instinctively, he reaches for me,
and so starts our incredible journey.
Joy fills my soul more than I could hope,
seeing the universe’s kaleidoscope.
Love is a precious wonder to find,
sustenance for the soul, body, and mind.
Many adventures he takes me through,
every time experiencing something new.
Our cerebral escapades wholly astound,
my mind becoming our personal playground.
Precious moments spent unseen,
he treats me as if I were his queen.
Relishing in all, I am truly enchanted
by every moment his mental art crafted.
Simply mesmerized by what he can do,
his offer to me, I eagerly agree to.
Understanding the depths of the cost now,
we seal the bo
    Rest in Peace by OneWithTheStars    The Oak and His WillowAlong the creek bank where the river does flow,
Out of the soil, a small acorn would grow.
Tender and frail, the young oak bathed in sunlight
As he drank from the river both day and night.
With every passing month, he reached for the sky,
His leaves unfurling and branches growing high.
Autumn then came and the temperature chilled;
Leaves changed color and fell as the sun was killed.
Snow covered limbs in a wintry December;
As the young oak slumbered, he would remember—
Along the creek bank where the river does flow,
Out of the soil, a small acorn would grow.
Tender and frail, the young oak bathed in sunlight
As he drank from the river both day and night.
The following spring he had gained a new ring,
He sprouted new leaves, and was very dashing.
He then caught the eye of the nearby willow
And every single time the wind would billow,
Her branches would sway with a ravishing grace
To let them briefly touch while rooted in place.
No matter the changes he would undergo,
The young oak


prettyflour

star crossed loversoh, my sweet sun and moon...
    have you never longed
        to touch the earth?
yes, my darling stars,
    I've tried to count you
        on many a sleepless night.
oh no, my freeborn sky
    I'm not really caged at all
        it's my roots that keep me grounded.
oh, my star crossed lover...
    have you never longed
        to stay with me?
    They were never ending by prettyflour    long lost songleaves whisper to me
so soft but they never sing
like you used to do,
found music when the wind blows,
raindrop metronome,
soothed by the hum of the trees
still listening for your song.


copper9lives

Amnesia Why labor with such diligence, in silent desperation
Struggle under time's insistent pace
Bowed beneath the metronomic weight and pointing hands, accusing face
Catching, unsustained, at evanescent dust motes fired by winter sun
Lost within my tale's unlighted hollows
Unraveling behind me,  skeins of memory ghost like smoke threading thin and wan
Acrid in the fire's empty aftermath, bereft by dawn
Stir the ashes as I will, no spark now follows
Fingerprints and footsteps silted in, landmarks once familiar, now obscured
So too the ridges of identity wear away
Smooth and voiceless in the echoing vaults of unrecognizant new day
Where once resounded crashing waves of self, and continuity unyielding was assured
But if I am denied the light of my own history
I leave behind the vigil at the grave of what I could not keep
Sojourner still, the unknown fairway beckons from the Lethe of sleep
My last bequest to you: a lifetime's mystery
    Sleeping smile by copper9lives    The GiftForty-six, my youth behind me
Self-deluding, good at lying
Unrequited dreams still blind me...
Love, my heart indemnifying.


SedahLiah

HesitantCould the rented sun contest
Against the continent
That has splurged
And has spent blue skies,
Perhaps the ruins of my eyes
Could rest on yours and
See light, and feel blessed.
In the absence of ambience
It seems the air is less patient
For voices intent
On speaking plain.
Could these rented sentences make amends
For anything,
It's the staying still when
Legs are begging to begin,
When just one step feels too big.
    Autumn Red by SedahLiah    A Poet's ConfidenceI am wholly reborn, I think, just ignore the superlative.
Formed and reformed better again, though, my grammar's still conservative.
With much aplomb I take this pen! Writing is my preservative.
I am surely unsure in this: I'm not all that affirmative.


MaggotsX

The AmaranthThe Amaranth
No one now knows
When the Amaranth was planted.
We only know we must tend it.
It has always been here
Our old ones say,
From their wise & creaking
Conclave of well lived in bones
And lovingly maintained wheelchairs
That do daily attend our dear flower.
It has always been here.
[May it always be here.]
At least they say that is what,
On first touch of its petals,
They were told as children.
And yes, their old folks told
Much the same, gathered
Ago in giggle-gaggles of wonder,
Much like we all had.
[Much like we still do.]
It may not look like much:
Mottled, colorbland, wilt of a flower.
It doesn't smell like much:
Earth-rot, brackish, rust of a flower.
It does not bear fruit, or seed, or pod.
Nor draw butterflies to enchant the eye.
It seems a very useless flower.
But it glows!
Though only for an audience,
Only for a crowd.
[So we gather.]
It seems to need no water,
But left a moment alone it fades:
Dying. We can feel it.
[So we gather.]
We glow-gather in turns,
In glow-gro
    cruisin the cornfield by MaggotsX    True BelovedTrue Beloved
Sweet beloved, know this:
Never.
Never will I stop my blind, pell-mell run toward you
Following the flickering Blue-Rayed, Technicolor stories
That speak from lives lived on papyrus & Kindle paper
Passed in 2.4 GHz whispers of digitized heart memes
(Assembly-line fabricated by FM Luv-hour DJ's,
Tired of screening millions of teen-angsty whine-fests).
Schlepping bags full of Itsy bling & Amazon chocolates,
I will 50-yard dash on Ritalin toward you always.
Always.
Know this, my true love.
MaggotsX @ 02.03.2016


tanafeyroyale

AuroraShe sleeps, she dreams
But nothing is what it seems
Cursed, the beauty sleeps
100 years pass, her looks keep
Her hand, a dull ache
Will she ever wake?
The spindle was alluring
And now she’s snoring
To her the world is a din
It’s all an endless haze within
But then the prince appears
Bedraggled from fighting fears
Through brambles and dying flowers
To get by the mess it takes hours
The curse will break
When a kiss he takes
True love’s sweet kiss
Will fix all that’s amiss
The world awakens to a new age
And the story turns its final page
    Rose by tanafeyroyale    Vampire PoemHe watches me from across the room
One look from his dark eyes makes me swoon
Where he comes from I know not
But his advances are not sought
He has eyes only for me
And I wonder: what does he see
I’m nothing special; just a plain girl
Lost in her own lonely world
He flashes a wicked grin
Giving in must be a sin
He bows to kiss my hand
Oh god I can barely stand
This is a deadly game
My life will never be the same
I’m the mouse and he’s the cat
And this is a game that I’m bad at
It’s not a game to him
How he bends me to his whims
He does what he must to survive
Of human blood he won’t be deprived
A predator who walks the streets
And every single mortal he greets
But I’m the one that he chose
And now my fear – it grows
A kiss, a bite, my life is fleeting
Why am I having this deadly meeting
My life is being drained away
I’ll not live to see another day


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And that, my dears, is all of that.

Ciao,
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J

Some feels to end off...because I can!

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Hire Me for Something



I really want to earn any money/points, and not beg for donations, so if you would consider hiring me for one of the following it would be appreciated. If you can't hire me, or don't need to, perhaps you know of someone who does:



DA Points Commissions:


:bulletblue: A short story
:bulletblue: A poem
[Check out the 'prose' folder in my gallery for short stories or browse poetry by year]
[For more examples of poetry and prose works on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have writing commissions available]
:bulletblue: A poetry critique
[See 'Critique Widget' for examples]
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated avatar
:bulletblue: A lit-tag
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated group logo
[Examples found at MagicallyCreative]
[For more examples of avatars, lit tags and group logos on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have these commissions available]
:bulletblue: A simple, animated group logo
[Example: Front-2-Back ]
:bulletblue: A feature in my journal
:bulletblue: A contest promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A group promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A llama
:bulletblue: Proofreading of your journal/blog before you post it

Commissions based on length and/or complexity.



Proofreading, Editing, Formatting, Typing, Designing, etc


:bulletblue: I have proofread and edited three books written by Mr Mian Mohsin Zia from Pakistan (books can be found here mianmohsinzia.com/ as well as the author's biography and several other projects by the author, including short texts for use in a voice-over video or in a script).
:bulletblue: I have proofread and edited a script for Mr N Mhlanga
:bulletblue: I have formatted a CV and done typing work for Mr Philip Bateman
:bulletblue: I have proofread, formatted and edited a thesis for Mr Mike Momo
:bulletblue: I have designed business cards for "Jenny's Hair", "Beady Buddies", "Painted Linen" etc.
:bulletblue: I have designed a brochure for an inter-provincial field hockey tournament, as well as the certificates for the tournament.
:bulletblue: I have designed Christmas, Valentine, birthday, thank you and other cards.

Everything mentioned above, including reviews and more can be found on my websites:
www.preader.weebly.com
www.magicaljoey.wix.com/preade…


Bass Guitar Lessons:


:bulletblue: I have taught lessons from pre-beginner to intermediate level, both face-to-face and over Skype.
:bulletblue: No prior music knowledge needed.
:bulletblue: All you need is the equipment - guitar, amp, lead, tuner and strap.

Information, and reviews can be found on my website: www.basicallybass.weebly.com
www.magicaljoey.wix.com/musica…


Piano Lessons:


:bulletblue: I have taught lessons from pre-beginner to intermediate level face-to-face. Skype will work with wireless laptop and webcam.
:bulletblue: No prior music knowledge needed.

Information can be found on my website:
www.basicallybass.weebly.com under the 'Piano' tab
www.magicaljoey.wix.com/musica…


English Lessons:


:bulletblue: I taught English online for a year in 2010 and from 2013 to present day.
:bulletblue: I have taught lessons face-to-face and over Skype.

Information can be found on my website: www.engteaching.weebly.com


Beaded Goods: (Beady Buddies)


Beaded goods ranging from plain key rings to 3D key rings, earrings and more.

Specific items can be requested and made up if possible. Shipping costs will be negotiated. Visit my website: www.beadybuddies.weebly.com


Hand-Painted Items: (Painted Linen)


I can offer hand-painted cushions, tablecloths, etc - if it's white I can paint on it.

Contact me for a personalised gift for a loved one - even the same picture done twice will never come out the same! Shipping costs would be negotiated. Visit my website to see the sale on pre-made stock as well as to place your order. www.paintedlinen.weebly.com


Knitted Items: (Christel's Kneedles)


Knitwear including beanies, berets, scarves, snoods, bed-socks, gloves, jerseys and more. Sizes range from newborn to adult.

Contact me for a personalised gift for a loved one. Prices negotiable depending on type of wool. Shipping costs would be negotiated. Visit my website www.christelsneedles.weebly.co…


Much love
Jo

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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional Writer
Hi, Jo, thanks for the :+devwatch:! :iconheartgreenplz:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016   Writer
Pleasure lovely. I thought I was already...so oops on that!
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Cherry-Oh-Sundae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the favorites! I'm glad you enjoyed the poems. :heart:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016   Writer
Always :)
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BWald1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you-for-the-favs by KmyGraphic
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016   Writer
Pleasure :)
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Alik-Volga Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Thank you!Hug :) (Smile) 
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016   Writer
Pleasure :)
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MonicaMarinho Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch: :rose:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016   Writer
A pleasure :)
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