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Embracing The World

from live_fast-die_young - Monday, August 15, 2005
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When I think of how
I laid myself bare to the world
in awe of its beauties and vices
embracing it with curious, adoring limbs
hugging and kissing it
in my midnight bed of learning
Sometimes I regret
having opened myself wide
to all four winds of evil at once
without even a raincoat.

For I have looked under the bedsheets
I have seen the filth
in which we’ve laid
The sickly brown stains at the foot
The shock of vomit at the head
Sometimes I regret having kissed
such a mouth
so full of disease.

Still I am grateful to have held the world
all enwrapped in arms and legs
eyes glazed in holy ecstasy
Grateful to have swum in its rainbows
to have wept under its avalanches
to have imbued it’s sacred poisons
Grateful to have touched the riverbed
of its dark passions
where truth and sorrow meet and flow together into eternal seas.

R.E.L. (25/06/05)

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from Baxter
Monday, October 31, 2005 - 02:48


Were you at the farm? if so, what years?
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From live_fast-die_young
Monday, October 31, 2005, 03:42


Was born on the farm; my family was there from '81 till '87. Left when I was 5. You? You ever stationed in Armagh by any chance?(reply to this comment

From Baxter
Monday, October 31, 2005, 04:21


I was at the farm from about '89 to '91.

As a matter of fact I was. I was stationed in Forkhill, South Armagh between '99 and '00, around Drumintee and just on the border with Dundalk. Why?(reply to this comment

From live_fast-die_young
Wednesday, November 02, 2005, 19:05


We crossed paths in 89, just before my fam pulled out of that ticking disaster, you'd have met my older brother Patrick who was closer to you in age.

Was curious when I saw ur picture in N. Ireland. I lived in Armagh in '94, the year the Queen came and made it an official "city". Good times. :-)(reply to this comment

From Baxter
Thursday, November 03, 2005, 05:48

OMG!! Patrick was your elder brother? I have many fond memories of Patrick's supercharged Irish humour. In fact, he's probably one of my fondest memories of that fucking wack nightmare of a place. I was never in Armagh city though (drove through it on the way to Drumcree more than once, but never bunked there- more fond memories.) So did you join in the festivities? How are your parents? Where's Patrick now?(reply to this comment
From live_fast-die_young
Thursday, November 10, 2005, 19:06


Poor Pat always getting in trouble for "foolishness"...he was good fun. He's in China now (still in TF) with his wife & 5 kiddods!! Got married at 19.

My parents are well, hope u don't mind I mentioned "bumping into" you last i spoke with them--they remembered you fondly; they're living in Macau once again, this time on their own, putting the little ones through school.

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From live_fast-die_young
Thursday, November 10, 2005, 19:28


My memories of the farm are rather twisted--lots of animals & grumpy adults to avoid; I was afraid alot of the time. Thing I feared most was becoming a "teen" because I saw the beatings and punishments and chores they were subjected to. Remember Fi-fi & Gi-gi, the evil monkeys? Another source of fear for me as a little 4yr old. Ha. (reply to this comment

From Baxter
Friday, November 11, 2005, 05:37


I vaguely remember the monkeys. I remember michael and his fucking animal fetish. And the Ho boys (that has a nice ring to it) and that fucking crazy donkey. And the Goddamn rabbits. I have contradictory memories of the Farm. I learned how to ride a horse there (the only useful thing I learned there) but than I remember all the crazy fanatical crap that started when the teachers came over from the HCS. They were always telling me to get off the sidelines and dedicate myself fully- brainwashing fucks. I hated being forced to sleep nude in a room full of other kids. But I loved having fresh bread, that was cool.

Say hi to your parents for me. (reply to this comment

from vixen
Friday, October 28, 2005 - 12:32

You are a beautiful woman, and you are fortunate to have a beautiful mind as well. I love this poem.
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From live_fast-die_young
Monday, October 31, 2005, 03:42

Thank you so much. (reply to this comment
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