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When I was little,
I used to run up the stairs,
To evade the demons that lurked in the darkness.
Afraid that they’d devour my limbs,
But they’ve since migrated into my head,
Some nights, I still lay in bed fearing for my life.
I see myself smirking in the mirror,
Holding a knife to my throat.
Others times, I’ve been thrown into holes
By Shadowy figures
Only to find
That I’ve been digging my own grave.
I really do get super existential at night. Then I start hyperventilating. Then I realize I'm getting older faster than my dreams are getting acocmplished.

Then...then....I write about it.

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:iconsarsar18:
sarsar18 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  New Deviant
hey do you mind if I read this on my youtube channel
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student Artist
Go for it.

Send me the link if you do.
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totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Writer
Realizing you're getting older faster than your dreams are getting accomplished. . . that can be a terrifying thought. I try not to go down that path cause I have similar reactions. Sometimes it is inevitable though, isn't it? This is a great way to express all that you're feeling. I love the phrasing, the tone, the word choice.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Artist
It is. Everyone goes through it, I'm kind of at peace with it.
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:icontotiltwithwindmills:
totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Writer
I'm glad you're finding some peace with it. I have semi-managed it myself, but not completely.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Artist
Meditation helps. Kind of forces you to deal with yourself.
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:icondeepizzaguy:
Deepizzaguy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
I know that feeling that fear can shorten your life span. Too much negative or horror movies on the telly. I plead guilty. 
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
lol. You misunderstood the piece. Read the description. :) It has nothing to do with being scarred of the dark.
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:icondeepizzaguy:
Deepizzaguy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Writer
In the words of the late Jerome "Curly" Howard of The Three Stooges "My mistake"
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:iconprettyfreebirdy:
PrettyFreeBirdy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's a sad poem, but despite that it's beautifully written
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconprettyfreebirdy:
PrettyFreeBirdy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
no problem :)
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:iconsneeuwmaan:
Sneeuwmaan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to hear what the reason is for this beautiful poem, but still extremely wonderfully written!
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Why the pity? lol. It's not a bad thing. I'm at peace with it.
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SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is an excellent poem! It's good to write about your feelings and images, it helps a lot :)
I do hope the fears go down a bit for you ; - ; The night is a very spooky, superstitious place indeed
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Nah, I don't want to stop being scared of the future. I never want to settle. I always want to aim for more.

Thank you :)
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, reminds me of childhood and the dark, though perhaps your demons have grown a bit more nefarious than mine!
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
That's where the anecdote came from! :P I just built upon it.
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and now that I have paid attention to the description: maybe it would help if sometimes-just sometimes- you forget about all that there is to be done and admire what you've already done-which you just may find would be more and greater than many but also inspiring and enthralling to many more: don't always chase the shadows of the future, revel in the light that is already present, a light you may find you can turn on even at night!

just sometimes....hope this may help!
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Skihaas1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pray to Jesus, He helps a lot!
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Christianity wasn't for me.

Let's leave it at that.
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Skihaas1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, just saying if your looking for a way of escaping these types of feelings, He is the only way out! I speak from personal experience!
I find it hard to "just leave it at that" when it's the best news the world is refusing to accept!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Artist
1) I don't want to escape them. I wouldn't have a reason to do anything otherwise.

2) As I've said, Christianity wasn't for me. I would of considered myself spiritually Christian a few years ago. In fact, if you look at some of my work from around 2011-2012, somewhere around there, they were super gospel driven. I've read the great majority of the Bible and I use to pray pretty much everyday. But it wasn't for me, it wasn't what I actually believe in; it didn't fulfill me. I still consider myself a theist, but I choose not to follow organized religion.

Now, if you would kindly back off, that'd be awesome. :) 

Cheers~
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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Haunting...
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
It's all metaphoric so it's all good, right? D:
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:icontinyandhuge:
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorta...
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THEXRISER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
well you better start working hard for your dreams,i already began!
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Way ahead of you, mate. :P

things I did this summer:

Wrote a 32-page sitcom pilot script
wrote about 50 or so poems
wrote/produced 5 songs
filmed 4-5 videos
Wrote 2 short skit scripts.
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THEXRISER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
well i guess you can be proud of that,but i'm talking about your ultimate dream!have you started walking in the path that leads you to it!?
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Artist
Those are all part of it.

My ultimate dream is have to freedom to make the art I want to make without restriction and live off of that. Basically, I want to be a multi-faceted artist.
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THEXRISER Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
well what are current obstacles!?family?society?
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Artist
Myself.
Competition.
Chance.

blahblahblah. 
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:iconthexriser:
THEXRISER Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
well goodluck!
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dawn-giant-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
w-wow i am prettymuch the same way, if you don't mind talking about it what/who are your personal demons?
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
Read the description. :)
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dawn-giant-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
i have no clue what exa...exes....existential means, i do know hyperventilating and the idea of time slipping away but yea :? i is do not know what existential is
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
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:icondawn-giant-dragon:
dawn-giant-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
ok thanks :) sorry for asking i hope i didn't cause any trouble ^^;
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
:) Nah, I just get a bit annoyed when people don't try to figure things out on their own first. No worries. It's all good.
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:icondawn-giant-dragon:
dawn-giant-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
well again sorry for being a pain, I know the idea ofnighty demons though (I have 6 to deal with :))
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm right there with you.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
Such is life. :P
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Thanatos-N Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this.
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:icondylanseto:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks! :D
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XxFlameFrost101xX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling all too well 
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
<3
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SnowdropBee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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DylanSeto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you! :D
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