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Parallax
5 71%
Over steepled fingers
1 14%
Lucky
1 14%
Voters: 7.
#1
2 with the most votes advance to play for the gold. Third plays the winner of 2b for bronze


Parallax

We rode bicycles over a mountainside made of cheap street crack and wine.
‘Michelangelo,’ she said. ‘these walls ain’t even half as tall as what we thought they
were. Look, you can see all of the sky tonight. Oh, you can see all of the sky!’
She asked for a statue, and I etched her out a marble portrait of the moon.
‘Baby,’ she spoke. ‘the moon?’
‘Without the sun to light it up, it’s just another rock.’
‘Let’s go.’ She sung.
We found shovels in our empty garden bed, and dug until we hit water.
‘We’re stuck,’ I cried. ‘we’re really fucking stuck.’
‘Close your eyes, we’re in a ship. Okay? And we’re sailing through a stream of
cement and bricks, and we’re not stuck, okay? Just close your eyes and paddle, like this.’
I cupped a hand against the sunlight. Her eyes were mirrors in a morning so bright.
There were birds dancing like kites strung up for a day parade,
And there were old trees and soft hills and low rolling meadows,
And for a moment the sun swung behind a cloud.
‘The moon never looked so alight.’
As she laughed I placed a frame around her neck and made her a masterpiece.


Over steepled fingers

This room has gray walls
completely laid bare,
one large window
and a back turned chair

The chair swivels;
the cold air freezes
as a man in a suit
steeples his fingers

He leans forward on the desk
and rests his arms
the visitor is impaled
with calculated calm

“You've come to make a deal?”
the sitting man asks.
“It was you who called.”
the standing gasps.

A smile was drawn,
on you know whose lips
As the sitting lent back
and the standing winced

“If you know what's good for you...”
the smile replied,
“You'll think for a second
about what is implied.”

the conversation went on;
one man held his stare
the other grew petrified
with ascending fear

When he was scared to the point,
where it could be no worse
the suit and the smile
laughed without mirth

“Tell your family, friends, and your world goodbye;
This deal we struck, means eye for an eye.”

The standing left, the sitting remained
swiveled his chair and smiled again.


Lucky

She said "Hey, before I go
I just want you to know
That everything I said to you
Was nothing less than truth
But sometimes things just change
And no one is to blame
Cause sometimes the flame...
It just burns right out"

Now, to him, that's just absurd
But he doesn't say a word
Just gathers up his things and waves goodbye
Just turns out the lights and says goodnight
Cause what else can you do
When you find a love that's true
And it turns out to be a lie?
Just turn out the lights and say goodnight


We all want the beautiful sunlight
To shine down with an endless supply
But how would we ever appreciate
The clearest and bluest of skies

Without dark days as a reminder
That we're lucky we've made it this far
Yeah, we're here, so let's not take for granted
How lucky we really are


On and on it goes
Where it stops, well who knows?
"But it's gotta stop somewhere!"
Is what they tell him when they all pretend to care
But he can't be so sure
He knows that's not always true
He's seen it happen before
But never from this point of view (until now)

Yeah, he fell and he jumped for joy
But the parachute failed to deploy
And in the last few seconds of his life,
He thinks of the people he'll leave behind
They'll say, "he did not deserve this
He never knew how special he was!
No, he did not deserve this!"
But really, who ever does?


We all want the beautiful sunlight
To shine down with an endless supply
But how would we ever appreciate
The clearest and bluest of skies

Without dark days as a reminder
That we're lucky we've made it this far
Yeah, we're here, so let's not take for granted
How lucky we really are


Last night he woke up for the first time in weeks
Left his front door and walked out into the streets
Saw what the world had to offer
And crawled back into bed went back to sleep
He woke up again this morning against his own will
So he spun the top off a bottle of pills
And imagined the face of his former lover
When she finally believes this is real

This is real
This is real
And as he feels himself slipping away, he says

"All my dreams
Are all coming back to me
And now it seems
They're all that I have with me
Turn off the clocks
I want nothing waking me
I want to lay
Right here where I am, and sleep forever."

But just then the sun starts rising
Over the trees and to the east
Shining brightly with a beauty
The likes of which he's never seen

Yeah sometimes we all need the sunlight
To wake us and open our eyes
And make clear what we already know
But at times just don't realize

That dark days, they help us remember
That we are lucky we've made it this far
To live, that is our purpose
Sometimes we forget how lucky we are

No one ever said it wouldn't be hard
But please don't forget how lucky you are


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#3
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Meadows
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#5
So... what happens now with a tie? All 3 go through? Or what?
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#6
No, I thought there might be a tie in both of these,
so I held back my vote until the poll closed.
Meadows
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I wont be like those jerks who dedicate their beliefs to logic and reaosn.