Futility stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

Life is filled with many moments every day. How can we make sense of them all? How do they affect us? What imprint is left on our mind? Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 02, 2014

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The Booksie Classic House

Try as we might, keeping our lives on track can sometimes be impossible. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 06, 2014

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A bitter, dark lament of the terror of growing old alone. Read More
A story of an interviewer interviewing a war veteran based on the poem 'Next to of course, God, America, I' by EE Cummings. Read More

Tags: war, sad, futility

Poem / Memoir

September 03, 2013

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We see only the harshness of reality. Read More
A quirky look at the fates and a man's life and desires. a story with a suprising though not nessasarily happy end. Read More

Short Story / Science Fiction

August 07, 2012

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The Booksie Classic House

Part 3/3 The new age is brought about through war and genocide, bringing about the elevation of one gender and the diminishment of another. The First Empress is ruthless, eradicating all stains of the past to bring about her vision of utopia. Only one person stands in her way. Read More

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A jaded envoy from a thriving, yet corrupt kingdom is sent to a desolate town a midst a dark and foreboding forest. Worn down by his life of superficiality and the horrors he's witnessed in his travels, he is surprised by what he finds on his mission. Read More

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A quick Hemmingwayian short on human sexuality, drugs, and decadence. Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 11, 2011

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the folly and futility of war. Read More

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An average man trying to be a hero like he sees in the movies. Read More

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A poem about futilities of war Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 17, 2011

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The Booksie Classic House

Chasing happiness across an endless field of dreams Always wanting more and never getting there Working for a distant goal and never living now Wishing you were something that you’re not The further that you push it seems the further off it goes But one thing is true in life… Read More
The worst bit about being a failed artist (especially if you believe you are a talented one) is that no-one in your family ever supports you. Instead they taunt you, torment you for decades, demanding to know when you will, "Give up this foolishness and get a real job!" Read More
Based on the bedtime prayer, "As I lay me down to sleep". Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 08, 2010

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The Booksie Classic House

A poem on the nature of memory and it's disturbing ability to bloom at the most uncomfortable moments Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

November 09, 2010

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The Booksie Classic House

This is a song I wrote back in early 2007. Read More

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In a world such divided in its wealth Monstrous fait shall overcome Flying twilight of the dawn Illuminating the darkest hour With a false sun in the night Flying twilight of the dawn The great temples of avarice and wealth Are now but shadows burnt in stone Flying twilight of… Read More
When faced with the futility and absurdity of his mundane existence, Roderick, an everyman, undergoes a crisis. Read More

Poem / Poetry

March 23, 2010

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...contrary to popular belief, all we wanna do is shop... Read More

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Obscure obscurantism as life is swallowed by death. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 23, 2008

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The Booksie Classic House

We’re here for a moment and then we’re gone Only for a moment in the vastness of eternity Wasting time chasing after rainbows And gold that isn’t there Chasing after money That only goes down the drain Or up the chimney into the void All to make facades that fall… Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 16, 2008

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The Booksie Classic House

Could be memory, monotony, figure it out... Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 14, 2008

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The Booksie Classic House

A short poem about the trials of life Read More
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