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If you think death can't be beaten, you're not trying hard enough,

If you think nothing is eternal, then you've never felt true love.

If you want me to help you, and I tell you to help yourself,

You would think me rude, but some things I just can't tell you myself.

 

You live and you learn, and you have to live these things,

Empiricism is the only way to know how a nightingale sings.

You must know it for yourself, some things cannot be taught,

When you learn, you must adapt and change what you once thought.

 

My friend, it is not that I want to keep the knowledge to myself,

It is that I cannot tell you, for some things you must learn yourself.

I cannot tell you what beauty is, for it is everchanging for all of us,

I cannot tell you what is bad or good, for the knowledge is within us.

 

If I could tell you, I gladly would, if I could put these concepts into words,

But I cannot, so you must live and learn, no matter how much it hurts.

So now it is time, go forth and revolutionise what you know,

Because there are things that can't be taught, no matter where you go.

 

 

Just a little thing from your friend Reaper :) Enjoy.
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DRAGONlolidk123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I like it. It almost has a song type quality to it in some parts (at least I think so). I kind of liked this line: "I cannot tell you what beauty is, for it is everchanging for all of us." I think I liked it because I jus got out off my Philosophy class where we were discussing what things like beauty were and if they were real.
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aalie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it!
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Vivigirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
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UnleashHiddenMonster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Writer
Once again I am impressed. I might have to start taking notes from you if I want to be an eighth as great as you are.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
hey good job with this one... very compelling... do you mind reading some of mine.... here's a sample.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I read it and discovered I should've minded.
Get some structure, make them longer, correct spellings.
And if all else fails, then get some talent.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
sure i go off a little loose on some but others are concrete. And short isn't bad... if you have some kick to what your saying it's best not to drag it out... you fail to appreciate other styles and grasp hidden logic with the shorter ones. i'm dissapointed your so snooty, your probably in school for this shit so hold your self up high and shit...
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I looked at your five most recent ones, none were worth reading to my mind at least.
This is my opinion, of course, but you did ask me to give it.
I also don't take kindly to self-promotion on my work unless it's by a friend, an avid watcher, or someone REALLY GOOD.
You fit into none of those categories.
I grasp the hidden logic, some of my stuff, not much, is short and sweet.
There just is none in your work.
And actually, no, I'm an archaeology student.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
ok i'm not mad but i would like to talk about my root to fruit poem.... you find no real talent or worth to that compilation of words.... to me it's my favorite and most meaningful peace... tell me i'm not delusional.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
It's quite good that one, I'd missed it.
But the rest are tasteless and awful. Redo or delete them.
Like some of mine were forced, whereas some are like this, I don't usually upload forced ones, because there's no point. It's not good, so I don't want to show it off.
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