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Your life is a boat

Wandering the desolate seas.

Sunshine

Stillness

But then nothing.

Until the heavens open.

Lightning strikes

Thunder cracks.

The seas waves grow and grow

Hitting your mast,

What guides you

pulling you on your right path.

From beneath

In the dark deep waters

Lurks a demon.

A demon so big

It will swallow you whole.

Sink you

until your last dying breath.

The Kraken

Your worst enemy.

It will wrap its deadly tentacles around you.

Squeeze away your pleading scream.

The Kraken?

It's your life's worst enemy.

Death.
Image by Bob Eggleton - The Kraken (one of my favorite pieces of The Kraken.)
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This poem is stunning, plus the painting makes it extraordinary. :hug:
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you. :hug:
Don't you think that the painting is truly magnificent? =D
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Yes, it sure is... really outstanding. They look awesome together, painting and poem.
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you really should tag the original artist for this, its unfair not to. it was obviously a lot of work for them.
otherwise, nice work. well done.
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
Many a time I have used images for my poetry on Deviant Art and have stated that the image was not my own. I forgot to add it on this time. Thank you for noticing and bringing it to my attention.

Thank you for appreciating my poem though. That means a lot.
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is an amazing poem! i really enjoyed it...
i was just really surprised because i thought it was just a pic at first.
its cool, sorry if i seemed like i was down on you about it, i just really feel its important that credit always goes where it should... the internet is full of people stealing other peoples stuff...
again, im not saying you are, but im always on guard for it because there are so many doing it.
:wave:
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Artist
I fully agree with you, credit should go to the original person who created the artwork. I just simply forgot to reference the artwork in the description. Fixed now! =)

Thank you very much for appreciating my poem though. =)
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worries my friend, it is a good poem.
poetry is under represented here on DA.
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Artist
Yes, I think so too.
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ZosimPaul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Too much light on Kraken, i think if you add more shadow it will look more eerily.
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
This image is not my work. I used it as a reference to my poem
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DanielCoffey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
It is a stolen picture.
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
I forgot to reference it. I have not said that this is my own work I just simply used it a a title image for MY POEM
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ZKAphoto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I clicked this expecting amazing art and got mediocre poetry.
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks for your opinion on my poetry. I can only get better from criticism.
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Demientieff Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this...
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you
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RCUVyo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
nice
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you
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Sharktail27 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Nice
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khazukiart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
It's eyes are like 40 feet across... o_O
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
This image is amazing!!! The poem just came to me and I thought I just had to use it as a reference to my poem.
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GrapeKiwi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
That image is scary
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
One of my favorite paintings. =)
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willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
it just puts into my heart a pounding, throbbing fear, imagining myself in the middle of the ocean, and all of a sudden a huge tentacle comes out of nowhere. kracken, damn you, i will never go into the water again. see jaws never did that for me, this fucking did!
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
That's because this artist is amazing an can install that fear into the viewer just like that!
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GardenofFears Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
epic
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Calypsos-Kiss Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Photographer
................ So I just decided right now, after looking at your drawing, that I am NEVER going back into the ocean.......ever.

LOL

Amazing picture! Amazing poem! Amazing artist! :happybounce:
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
I had forgotten to state that this image is not my own, and so I fixed that. =)

I'm glad you like my poem. Thank you very much! =)
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SparroeSong Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
... They didn't actually do the picture. That is just a image they chose to use to represent the poem.
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screamingmechanical Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
Yes. I did not create this image. I just forgot to mention it when I submitted my poem. I have fixed that error.
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KyraKilljoy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow just wow, so awesome
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