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i am the girl with
more faith in myths than in
the future.

there are more dead bodies in this world than the living.

and if that doesn't frighten you, then i
don't know what would. i guess you could
say that graves are just the closets in which
we hide our skeletons in.

  {but don't
            forget to
                       throw away
                                     the keys}

there are ghosts all around us.

and i think that maybe,
just maybe,
i'd rather take my chances down in
the underworld with them than up
here where the earth is slowly
dying—

all because of the living.
There are about 7 billion people currently living in the world today.

Think about all the people who have died since humans first appeared.

The ghosts really have us outnumbered, huh?
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Have you ever read "The Garden of Proserpine"? If not, you really should.
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StygianWolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Death has its flaws, but phantoms are not one of them. Case closed, move on.
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belarusian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, 
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LilyHellsing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Dude. Yes. XD we're outnumbered hardcore...some "bad", some "good"...some attackers, some defenders. Yeeessss
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HeyMyNameIsRemi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outnumbered, yes. For every living person, there is about nineteen dead people.
Life is very expensive, and by the time you realize you've been ripped off, it's too late.
They say life's a gift, and I say yeah, and there is no receipt, so you can't return it.
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RVFanatic1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
it's a sad poem. it's sad because it's true.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I love it. But the dead cannot hurt us more than they did while living.
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But who is hurt if we forget?
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Ourselves?
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
exactly. but we forget that too.
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CeLostial Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. love it.
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D0RKGASM Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
 It really . . . speaks to me. Brilliant. Not many things can do that.
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Ghosts may have outnumbered us, but we make up for how few of us there are with what we can do. When you are alive, there are infinite possibilities to what you can do, but when you are dead, you have to rely on the living to pass on whatever message you have. So I guess you can say in that respect that the living outnumber the dead in terms of what they can do. :)

Honestly, I've always been afraid of the Underworld, in Greek mythology at least. Not so much the Field of Punishment (and definitely not the Elysian Fields or the Isles of the Blessed), but the Fields of Asphodel. I think the whole idea of not mattering freaks me out. So yeah, I'd MUCH rather take my chances on a dying planet than in the mythological view of the underworld. :D
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so......brilliant. Excellent job, Bridget. :love:
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is an interesting way of looking at things. 
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imdangel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
After reading this, I'm already thinking if the ghost really outnumbered us :XD:
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ArtExplosions Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
a lovely poem :)
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you <3
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starmz123 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful as ever!
i must admit though, i was hesitant to favourite this, because whenever someone mentions the fact that there are more dead people than there are living, i just get really mad. of course there are! what, do you expect for there to be like 50 billion homo sapiens alive? now that would really be the death of us all. of course there are a lot more dead people than those currently alive, and the fact that this ever astounds anyone just makes me cringe.

but of course i can forgive this because it's for the sake of poetry. so ... i suppose, sure, why not? c: keep doing what you do!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Poetry sometimes has gotta do stuff like that...

plus I was kinda hinting at the fact that there is so much brutal murder nowadays aha
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starmz123 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, yes i totally understand! it's all for the sake of art and all.
that's a much better message - it's just that some people honestly find it surprising that considering how long humans have been around, the dead outnumber the living.
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worldpeaceismine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant decide which of your pieces are my favourites. 
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How about all of them? /shot
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worldpeaceismine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha all then ^^ they are all wonderful!
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sumersela Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
never thought about it, but yes, the dead keep coming and the living keep dying

nice poem ^^
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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ancientsoulshadows Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap Beautiful.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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chancerox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is an awesome topic to write about woooo i should try one time. 
really beautiful as always love :heart: 
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
woohoo *dances*
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AnonymousLovely Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Another beautifully written piece. I always manage to find myself entranced by your style of writing and can't wait for the next installation. Lovely job. 
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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RosemonkeyCT Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Scary thought lol
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it is.
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Copperfrost Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
"i guess you could
say that graves are just the closets in which
we hide our skeletons in."

I love that part more than is healthy
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, me too :)
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FierySpark Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great ^^ good job, as always
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, glad you enjoyed!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   General Artist
Ah, I have shivers! It's beautiful and scary at the same time.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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seafishandstarfire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
this is wonderful! thank you so much for sharing this.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for enjoying! :heart:
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BunnyFitzgerald Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Gave me shivers, but I enjoyed reading this. I read in a book, "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green, that for every alive person on earth their are 14 human corpses in the total of how many human beings have ever died. It was a wonderful book, about a girl dying of cancer who goes of to find the author of a book she has a strange connection to. It was heartwrenching, but I adored it, and I'm a big fantasy-adventure person.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've never read it, aha...

But yeah. It's a scary thought, huh?
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I definitely see a bit of the truth in this. As a matter of fact, you have put into words some of the things that I think about, even though I never quite realized that I was thinking about them. If that makes any sense at all.

Anyway, this piece is brilliant! I absolutely love it!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It makes perfect sense. :) Thank you. <3
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! And thanks to you for posting! :love:
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HellToastIII Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A very nice piece :) I would take my chances down in the ground too, but why leave the world above to destroy itself. Rather than flee from the world, why not wipe the slate clean with the Inferno, and allow for mankind a chance to start again?
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That would be nice, really.
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