Tiptastic Tuesday

By Damien Knight


Not a fancy do it yourself craft today, just a little useful advice. Do NOT wait until last minute to study for midterms, ABSOLUTELY NOT. Just took a midterm for Arc GIS. I promise you I would have done better if my studying wasn’t directly before said test. That’s all folks.


Grace From Ashes

By Damien Knight

Dark flames rise
As I push from the ashes
The ashes of lies
Given to me through the ages
By men who belittled me
I clean my wings of soot
I look out upon a silent sea
Of dancing dark fires
And I wait here charred
By the flames of torment
I continue on scarred
To help those in need
Of my passionate embrace
And one day I will find you
And you will find grace


Motivation Monday: Be Like a River, Go with The Flow

Hey guys, this week I begin driving lessons! As you can see by the exclamation mark, I am very excited. I am also real nervous. I have not driven since my wreck in 2009. That wreck left me concussed and terrified of driving even though I was not at fault. Anyway, that’s beside the point.

Another exciting thing is the Geology spring break trip. I will go to the Mojave! I know little about the trip yet but I will write about it when I get back. Things are flowing, some good, no lots good but even when I got good flow I know life isn’t always smooth so today, My Motivation Monday is:


When the river flows, it does not avoid the rock but embraces the rock. Over time, the rock in the river is rounded and changed and the jagged edges become smooth. In this way we too must embrace obstacles that cannot be avoided. When a river cannot make it through rough terrain, it’s path changes. It is not wrong or unmotivated to change direction, to avoid obstacles which otherwise hinder us. But if it cannot be avoided (School Tests, Job interview, a Marriage) we must welcome, embrace the change, the hindrance and reshape it into our benefit. Be like a river my friends and go with the flow.

Shadow Self

By Damien Knight

Blood dark as night
Black and potent
Mixed with the pain
That is your fight
Wondering when you see
That my blood is black
Dark like yours shadow
Ropes bind no slack
Keeping me my shadow
Chained to nightmares
Things I fear haunting me
I wake scared
I sleep on edge
Your name the last thought
Your name screaming
Shadows of darkness reeling
Trying to escape
Your name the first I wake
Take it how you see
But leave me my heart to break
This is where I am failed
Waking cuts on me
Sleeping bruised
Begging silently
Can’t be me
Words harsher than a Knife
I am slaughtered
By this life
Without you, death
consumes me
Without you, shaded self,
I am a shadow’s shadow
Of a dream unreal

Rescue Song

By Damien Knight

Spiraling down with broken wings
Suddenly an angel sings
A dark salvation melody
As she comes to rescue me
I hold on tight, don’t let go
Why does hell pull on me so
Lies of danger and despair
My angel flies without care
She holds on as hell fights
She saves me from the night
Everyone tells me to beware
But my angel does not scare
She is a dark and gentle thing
I will listen to the song she sings


By “Ayana Kanosis”

I want You
I need you
Stop trying to run from me
I wish you
I dream you
Why do you hide from me
My shadow
My savior
You know it does not pay to fight
The feelings
The heartache
You are not as dead as night
You’re thinking
You’re dreaming
Look I am right beside you
I’m screaming
And crying
As the blade charges at me
My hands
My feet
They don’t want to move
You see me
You feel pain
You come in front of me
The horror
The shock
As the blades run through you
Then mist
And shadows
Overtake me and wrap around me
The shadow
The mist
It’s you protecting me
Don’t hide
Don’t run
I need you here with me
I know
I see
How scared you really are
But I love
And I need
For you to see me here

Dark Angel

By “Ayana Kanosis”

Out of the darkness
Into the light
Tell me my demon
Of the night
Can you feel the rage,
The unbearable pain
Of this animal
That I became?
Are you so certain
That I am unlike you
An angel, a guardian,
Of the good and the true
My clothing so dark
My smile so bright
Are you so certain
I am an angel of light
I have no lightness
In this weary heart
With you I am happy
As long as It’s dark