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Drummer Boy by jflaxman Drummer Boy by jflaxman

Neither bullet nor prayer can stop Halle Gawa. His sightless gaze transmits an anguish powerful enough to kill. He aimlessly wanders, following echoes, seeking affection forever denied.

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bear48 Dec 10, 2013  Professional
well done
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FollowinTheBlackBird Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I feel I've known this poor creature. When my month old Nephew lost his battle to stay alive I wasn't much more than a child myself when he stood hand on my shoulder as I cried out to heaven that God was a monster, begging him to take my life instead. He watches over my Mom as she dreams the stuff of nightmares and cries out for someone, anyone to save her from the horror that relentlessly pursues her in her dementia. He once looked my way in 2007 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I would have loved him then knowing full well how much we had in common.
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:iconjflaxman:
That's truly heartrending stuff - I wish I could do more than offer you my sympathies. This character wasn't based on anyone in particular, but if you can relate in some way, take it as a sign that you're not alone. It's only human to feel cheated, indeed cruelly persecuted, by the vagaries of fate at times, especially when untimely death and incurable illness is involved. It would have taken you great courage to share such thoughts so publicly, especially given their personal nature; this quality will no doubt help you in times of adversity. I hope things improve this year; rest assured my thoughts are with you.
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FollowinTheBlackBird Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all have our experiences with this poor sad creature. It is when we are able to accept the fact that no human condition is permanent that we gain the kind of strength needed to carry on in the face of such. I lost a kidney to the cancer but I am now an 8 year survivor and I appreciate my life more.
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Fear the gaze of the Drummer Boy.
He wanders the world as Death's toy.
Only a fool would look into his eyes,
the anguish seen there will add to their dying cries.
Those that have suffered use his eyes as their voice.
To stay alive look away, that is your only choice.

Looks great.
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DkarnDezolus Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That was beautiful :') 
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:iconsevenofeleven:
Thanks.
Kudos to jflaxman for the fine work that inspired the poem.
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TickleMeHoHo Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will somebody please get him laid so he can stop staring at me? It hurts...
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:iconjflaxman:
Eww! You'll have to find someone else for that job!
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TickleMeHoHo Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll pay a hooker and tell her, "Don't look him in the eyes, and wear protection. Also, just for his satisfaction just tell him you love him. You don't even have to mean it..." lol
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