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(Contains: sexual themes, violence/gore, strong language and ideologically sensitive material)
"Calm down. It's no big deal. Get over it."

Parasites whisper under desks and steering wheels,
hypnotizing, leeching from eyes and thumbs

Advancing technology doubled our lifespans,
sent us to space and ocean floors,
brought worlds of information to our fingertips
so that we may hide behind keyboards,
bring down governments, buildings,
start wars no one will never win,
chase the trash from forums and social media sites

Fossil fuels in ashes piled
at our feet, around graves,
at the edges of town where mud-crawlers feast
Death is garbage to be avoided,
respected (loved) only by the quiet ones (freaks)
unless we send our enemies invitations
white-hot from friction, gunpowder, split atoms

Metal teeth kill deep, kill distant
play desert drones like video games
jungle wars for food and shiny rocks
masses raped and shot at a school somewhere:
In two days they will never have happened

Kings milk the cobra of her poison
before she can speak her strength
then claim her fangs are obscene

Pay millions of dollars in the name of progress (standards)
call it college, career, romance, health and beauty

If you're not amazing, you're not noticed
If you're too amazing, you're using steroids

Actions speak louder than words
but lobbyists have megaphones and earbuds
politicians have promises of white noise
police have tanks and tear gas
(thatescalatedquickly) ya think?

Pave gold-and-diamond roads
over trails of red skin and black blood
brag of equal opportunity, liberty and justice for all

It's the land of the free
if you pass all the right tests
too many fail from birth
making our life decisions before our conception

Elders berate youth; youth scorns elders
broken roots, strangled blooms, suicidal buds
Rampaging solves nothing
Silencer rides the status quo into the sunset

Jungle Law says OBEY
Economic law says WORK
holy law says LORD
don't know thyself; hate thyself

Corrupt world? Try self-fulfilling prophecy

The once-beauty of blue Earth
now only seen from moon-selfies,
copy-pasted like genetics, nesting, expression, living
...all artificial, self-domesticated

A domino ecosystem in a dark room
We trip and whine to gods for light
don't think (want) to remove our blindfolds,
hone our night vision again,
realize those predators don't lurk without

Cultural phobia of sleep
bleak dreams; time is money and good grades

Who can care about environmental impact
when we can't guarantee a roof or a breakfast

Throw spikes in my eyes because I see different, look different
Killing me means you win the argument we were not having

Pre-emptive strikes against our fears of becoming
-declawed -castrated -below nature -below others
-old -ugly -prey

Wilderness in slow-motion, freeze-frame
Animal soul is mine alone, it seems
Survival of the most adaptable, now truly "survival of the fittest"

If you've read this far and still ask,
"Why are you so angry?"
I will say,

Why aren't you?
Why are you so angry?




Venting my frustrations with the world the only way I know how: writing poetry.


This piece covers many different issues, such as various forms of discrimination (racism and sexism in particular); technology and environmentalism; war; domestic violence; economic struggles; political corruption; religious differences; the short-term memory of media coverage; and most significantly, a hyper-sexualizing, victim-blaming culture desensitized and generally apathetic to these issues.


Lately, these issues have become very apparent to me, and it aggravates me to no end that we (especially us Americans) claim to support ideals such as freedom and equality when such a claim couldn’t be further from the truth. Too many people are ignorant (unknowingly or otherwise) to these problems; I want to change that. Even if I alone can’t save the world, the least I can do is raise awareness and get more people to realize what’s going on.


Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about what I said here.
Wow, I haven't updated since June? Oops. Sweating a little...

The bad news is twofold: that I'm still having Internet issues, so I won't be on often anyway; and that I only have one poem to post right now, and it's graphic enough that some people may not want to read it.

This is the all-caps bit in the title of this journal: The poem that I will be posting soon, titled "Why are you so angry?", has trigger warnings for gore/violence, rape, and suicide mentions, among other things. This is just a heads-up for those who may want to avoid it for those reasons. If someone reads it and feels that other specific triggers should be given warnings, please tell me so I can add them!

Side note: don't panic if a bunch of my old journals disappear (from the "featured" section or completely) or licenses suddenly change; I'm cleaning house a bit. I may also rewrite/update some of them. In addition, I have a bunch of Witchvox essay ideas, especially for my "Lessons from the Lessers" series (which would actually be a series if I would finish and post more than one of the essays...). However, college comes first, as I've said time and time again. I thank you in advance for your patience!
  • Mood: Too Devious
  • Listening to: iTunes
  • Playing: Pokemon X
  • Drinking: water


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Rachel Iriswings
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
We come in peace!

I'm a Pokenerd, Avatar fan, formerly the world's biggest fangirl of Riku from Kingdom Hearts, a horror/fantasy/scifi fan, and an avid reader/writer/2D artist (though that doesn't mean I'm good at it). I am a college student working toward an accounting major.

I'm also an Eclectic Pagan; please respect my path as I respect yours. I am a member of Witchvox, also as Rachel Iriswings.

Any questions? If yes, then comment or message me, I'd love to talk! Oh, and I hand out llama badges if I think you're awesome. Doesn't take much to convince me.

These are a few of my favorite things~
Pokemon: Leafeon, but do I have to pick just ONE?!
Food: Either pasta or, definitely pasta
Color: I like every color (with Iris as my patron Goddess, how couldn't I?), but light blue is my favorite
Music: rock, metal, the occasional something else
Bands: My favorites are Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold, but otherwise it's hard to choose; this list goes on forever
Real Animal: Arctic fox, though there are far too many animals I like to list here
Mythical Creature: gryphon, kitsune
School Subject: mythology, psychology, biology, algebra/calculus
Genres: sci-fi, horror, fantasy, action/adventure, mystery

Current Residence: West Michigan, United States
Favourite genre of music: rock, metal
Favourite photographer: Henry Townshend (lol)
Favourite style of art: anything and everything
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: Perception is reality. Everything is relative.

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Wikita Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding "Goddess" to your collection "writings". Your support is very much appreciated. <3
Marezus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fav on!! Have a Llama!!
Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the :llama: Have a :llama:
HeimdalDagsson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! ;)
vikingjon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch and the llama! :)
ThatOneNPC Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Thank you ever so much for the watch, ma'am! :dummy: Happy Thanksgiving!
Xienoph-Tear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the point, love! May I ask why? C:
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! You have a donation pool going, so I donated. I only ever get points from trades for llama badges, and all I ever do with those points is donate them to people when I see they have donation pools going for whatever reasons.
Eosthewitch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Thanks for the llama. Good luck with your school. Have you considered casting focus spells or the like?
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, and thank you. I don't do much in the way of spellcraft, but that wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm still practicing meditation, too. If you have any spell ideas you'd like to share, I'd be glad to hear them. :)
Axlazu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanking you for adding "HE Fights" to your collection
flamepointiger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving!
JeniRed Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: ! :D
Nativecraft Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for comment :)
Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Llama Foxtrot :)
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
LapysFireFly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch!
Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
thanks for the LIama :-)
NorthWind-foxtrot229 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
AstralaDreamwalker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thank you for the fave!
Rose-B Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for faving. I really appreciate it. :blackrose:
deinktvis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Writer
:thumbsup: the appreciation is appreciated!
Inkfish7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Writer
Haha thanks for the Llama badge
tip2006 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student
thanks for the Llama~ :tighthug:
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