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In Debt to Love
It has been a long time since you've been the center of my pondering, a long time since you have driven my pen. How often I forget to extol the woman who taught me how to love; it's time to give credit where credit is due. You bring a welcome sadness to my life, a different breed of sadness that imitates joy. You are the sinking in my chest that dubs me a living creature, the sugary stab that reminds me I am real. Hurting you was the eighth sin, and I don't believe I have truly corrected my karma just yet… I am in debt to true love for chasing happiness elsewhere, and I received my hell well as I molded to the change.
Love is heavier than sadness, more focused than addiction, yet I tossed it around like a crippled plaything. This is a power I am not proud of, though it is admired by many… to gain leverage over love is to deny life's most static rules, but just as well refuse its most prolific gifts. It doesn't take long to realize my error in rejecting you, for I contradict m
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Something of a Gem
I weep at your beauty, cringe at your wrath
Unnerved by your stare, relieved at your laugh
I bring you taboos at your every call
My legs in your chains, I stumble and fall
You quiver my kiss, I wince at your hand
I serve at your side with a frond for a fan
Your bed is a coffin of velvets and furs
I fancy your heel has a poisonous spur
A javelin into my heart you incline
On newly slain prey by the fireplace dine
I weep at your beauty, cringe at your wrath
But I shall not choose… an alternate path
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"Sorrow feeds on stagnant wisdom, and nonsense and speculation are a part of who I am."

Hello all! My name is Brandon Gene Petit, a poet/author whose company, "Orchestrion", is based out of upstate New York. While I have some photographs and other images uploaded here to entice visitors to my page, visual art is by no means my forte and I only experiment with it for fun. Literature is my main focus here, primarily poetry and sometimes story-poems, which are longer and more narrative... like a vignette. My latest collection, "Ab Antiquo, Ab Aeterno", is made up largely of these long story-poems, although I try to include a variety of themes and styles. The result is a book that lies somewhere between the brevity and abstraction of traditional poetry and the fulfilling reading satisfaction of a journal or collection of essays.

I am happy to let people quote my work, but if you do please do me a favor and cite me for written credit. That way, not only do people know that I wrote it but it will also show up in search results. :)

Best wishes

- Brandon Gene Petit

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Brandon Gene Petit
United States
Sometimes I feel like I've been alive a lot longer than I have. I suppose this might partially be a result of my family having moved frequently when I was very young, but even then it seems that I remember far more places (and events) than my parents can recall. Now, in actuality these strange notions of an extended childhood might have an easy explanation, for we often recall things that others don't... and for most of us, it is normal for our childhoods to seem like nebulous tangles of mysteriously distant memories... but forgive the gullible daydreamer in me, for at times I extend upon this notion and allow myself to entertain the possibility of past lives, or at least parallel ones. Laugh at me if you will, but either way I like to think of myself as an "old soul". Whether I mean that literally or strictly as a metaphor in jest, well, I'll leave that as a mystery. Needless to say, as irrelevant as these questionable memories may seem in a modernized and rapidly developing world, I have found much use for them as an inspiration for a large number of my poems.

I completed my first collection of poems, “Intrinsic Desires”, after I moved to New York in the year 2002. Years later, I expanded my emotions and abilities with “Ab Antiquo, Ab Aeterno”, which also includes my newfound love of prose poetry. To me, the obscure but catchy Latin phrase (which means “from the ancient, from the eternal”) represents the “old soul” in me as well as the person I am and always will be. After delving into my heady prose, some may feel that I am merely prodding at the obscure dreams of a man who is sick of reality. However, to me I am just saying what is on my mind… and I insist that every poem is backed by a wealth of complex (though very authentic) human emotions. To my surprise, I have discovered many who find an anchor in my writing that they can relate to… and I continue to seek them out by spreading my craft to the world.

Current Residence: New York
Favourite genre of music: electronic or rock/metal
Personal Quote: "You can tell reality apart from dream, but you can't tell dream apart from reality."


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PawelMatys Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your support! :love: I really appreciate it! :w00t:
IngoSchobert Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there,

Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list =D

BGPetit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
You're welcome... thanks for posting such amazing photos! That's what got you there. lol
IngoSchobert Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:blush: too kind
ohyescesc Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for joining :iconlove-for-the-lovers: hope you enjoy please read over the rules before submitting thanks
BGPetit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Yeah I read over the rules first, so I won't submit more than 5 items to one folder or submit to the featured folder, as you indicated. If I'm unconsciously breaking any other rules, please let me know... I am intending to comply. Thanks for the group request!
ohyescesc Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! at least you read the rules and im very appreciative. it gets annoying when people submit to the featured folder when it's right there on the rules.
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave:Hi Brandon, welcome to DA! :party: Thank you so much for the :+devwatch:! :iconthelaststars:
BGPetit Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thanks! ..and you're welcome! I love your macro shots.
H-Everybody-Lies--MD Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch!!

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