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1. The first time I found God
Was when I was 15.

I found God in a pen.
I scribbled down words
And he brought them to life.

2. They found God in their phone.
Instead of handling the awkwardness
Of the party,
They prayed to God to get them out.

3. He found God in his paycheck.
He locks himself in his office
As if it was a church,
Hoping to see God again.

I think I saw him praying
Last week when I visited.

4. She found God
In the mirror.

When she looked at God
In the eyes,
She freaked out
And punched the mirror until it shattered.
The devil put his hand over
Her fist and told her it’ll be alright.

5. They found God in each other.
I thought that would make them happy
But every time they’re together,
They throw the Devil at each other
In an odd game of Dodge ball.

6. He found God
At the bottom
Of a Bottle.
And every time he sees him,
God shows him a little piece
Of heaven,
Then helps him vomit out the demons
Inside of him.

7. She found God in a needle.
Then she found God in herself.

I don’t know what happened
To her after that.

8. She found God smothered
On a razor blade.

When he bled out of her wrists
Like water park slides,
He looked
At her and said,
“This isn’t fun anymore,
Why don’t you come to heaven with me?”

9. My family found God
7670 miles away from home.
We fled from our war torn village
And found God waving to us
At the other side of the ocean.

10. I found God last year
While riding my bike.

He smiled just before pushing
Me out of the way
Such that the truck glazed me,
Knocking me off my bike.

The devil was standing next to me
Smiling.
Sometimes I still see him waiting at
My doorstep,
He’s always dressed very nicely:
A suit and a tie.

I think
He’s waiting to take me in.
About addictions, hopes and dreams. Used God/Devil as metaphors.

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:iconbachuntaimed29:
bachuntaimed29 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Writer
I love the metaphors and how they paint the picture clearly.  It really helps someone understand. 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks. :)
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bachuntaimed29 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Writer
Your welcome! :)
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PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I admire your clever use of metaphors... please don't stop writing!! :)
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
thanks.

never
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PhoenixHeart902 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it :)
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thinkingchibi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you get it a lot but it's definitively well written, maximizing effectiveness of the metaphors. Well done mate!
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Artist
I'm always appreciative of those kind of comments so thanks! :)
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! They both make me reconsider how people find God in mysterious ways.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks :)
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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SteedAngus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This seems very personal and very relatable. Beautiful.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks :)
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yusr Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Beautiful. I'm glad I happened by this, thank you.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconteppez:
Teppez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man that's deep,  great job! 
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks :)
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MrNuclearPsychopath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god, that is one of the most beautiful and deepest poems I have ever read. My heart is wrenching and bleeding of deprivement of things like this. I see god everytime I walk home from Devils torturing my innocent soul, God waits there on my desk giving me quick trips to heaven hour after hour, day after day. I never want to have to leave heaven, but when I do, I look at the good and bad clearer than I ever have. I take it all in while God just sits there waiting for my return, like the Devils.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks, Glad you enjoyed this piece. :)
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Moonlight9913 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, it gave me so many goosebumps~ o(≧o≦)o
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you! :D
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Moonlight9913 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome (≧◡≦)~
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Miley4prez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Beautiful. That's all I have to say.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
:) thanks
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VonDaShroom Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very well written :iconamazingplz:
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you!
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PewdieCry-MoMoTigger Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's deep man. Love it.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... that's all I can really say. 
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Glad I left you dumbfounded. :p
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Neiriberto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Writer
Your work is beautiful.

I'd just say that your art speaks for itself - you don't need to say what it is about or that this or that were metaphors.

;)
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
The thing is, a lot of people are still getting the wrong idea. Haha. Thank you. :)
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:icontokalicious:
Tokalicious Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Perhaps, he or it is not that kind of a bad guy.
In my opninion, it just depends on what you truely believe...
In the end, it is the decisions and actions I make while i am
alive, here on earth, that define heaven or hell for me, personally.


I really liked to read this, very inspirative...nice
:-) 
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
"Perhaps, he or it is not that kind of a bad guy. " Who?

Thank you :)
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Tokalicious Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I meant that "guy" people use to fear
by giving it names like "devil" and so on.
A try to separate the unknown (and therefore fearful)
parts inside of anyone...a personified inconvenience,
Yes, that must be some higher power, impossible that
this is me, it is satan on this side of the medal and god on the other...or who or whatever...it is me,though..
..and it is you...no one else.

As I read the last part of your writing, I thought to myself that I
would have loved to read that there is an angel watching you
instead of that guy, you have mentioned it as "devil", a symbolic
and iconic description standing for some evil master of some hell.

I meant almost everyone who 
puts his or hers fingers on somebody else, just to spot and detect 
some inconvenient or immoral, or "wrong" kinds of behaviour on somebody,
only to feel better for themselves or to show the imperfectness of somebody else.
It is called ´judging´ and almost everyone does it.

By describing all those different people who found their god in different ways,
you seem to eliminate this devil and also equalize the meanings of our told "good"
and told "bad".

From that point of view, I cannot believe that there is a devil waiting for you.:-)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Writer
MAH HOMIE! FRONT PAGE MAN!

:iconbrofistplz:

Nice work dude :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
:iconbrofistplz:

Thanks, bruh. :P
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Armaiti-Zarich Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't usually go on DeviantArt to read poetry (as I would never publish mine own verse on here), but this one really struck me. There's sense of rawness and honesty in it as well as subtle philosophising who God actually is and what is his/her purpose and the role of religion in the modern society (when most characters find him/her in death or suffering and people in general usually just bring God up when they swear or are in trouble) and some elements of morbid satire. I really like it :)

Maybe my analysis sounds like a heap of bullshit to you, but trust me - most artist would have a hearty laugh at what academics say about their works :D 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Must be why Bob Dylan trolls interviewers when they ask what his lyrics mean. xD

Thanks. :D
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Armaiti-Zarich Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Probably. Not to mention that sometimes we don't even know - we just let the words fall on paper and let them surprise us, create meanings on their own, or that's what happens to me sometimes :D

You're welcome :)
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
At times, I have written around a central theme but it's a pretty rare occurrence for me and it's mostly never thought out too much.
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Armaiti-Zarich Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
It's best to just let your imagination run wild at times - it knows what it's doing :D
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Ha sometimes.
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troymanax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Writer
Beautiful analogies, xxdraxx. This is a perfect example of false gods according to Judao-Christian beliefs in the modern world. We don't have Ba'al or Zeus, but we do have mobile phones, mirrors, alcohol, and razors. Good things taken too far have gone bad.
This is based no such a present reality, and is honestly very powerful. I'm not sure whether this encourages me to continue helping others or to sit down and cry for sympathy's sake. Extremely well done, my friend, and well said.
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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SilverIcefire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of interesting thoughts, I know a lot of people out there would resonate with this pretty strongly. Thanks for sharing your talent :)
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks for enjoying this piece! :)
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thatuglyblakkid Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
alas, I wish I was a clumsy drunk. It would make me more afraid of myself. Your words are beautiful friend, and at the same time plainly realistic
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