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Birth Of A Fish by Vlue Birth Of A Fish by Vlue
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He lives in a four by two glass box, it reminds me of my head.
I wish my floor would have rocks, but it's covered with puddles instead.
If I could be him, life would be great.
I could erase this permanent frown.
I wouldn't even be held down by my own weight.
I woke up, walked to the tank to hear his thoughts on yesterday.
"How was it?" I asked.
And after a tap on the glass, he looked my way, then gave me this depressed expression.
Impressed, it's best just to say "Besides the tides and the grey skies, it was okay!"
And I said "Hey mister fish, you get all that you wish.
You got nothing to complain about while hanging out in this bitch!"
Well, he replied "Well existence is bliss, there's so much that you miss.
Besides, get off the trip, happiness is just a myth!"
I said "Living in water is extremely more peaceful than
life finding minds, blinded by evil, and forced to see through
these two peep wholes."
It seems a redeemed freedom, not being limited by walls.
But that only means to qualify ground for the sky when it falls....
But mister fish just laughed as I went on, and on, and on....
So, I interrupted his chuckle, putting up a middle finger.
And he boldly told me "It's too bad I'm such a thinker."
So Arrogantly I asked "How could someone think too much?"
He added that "Insanity lingers and thoughts brought me to the brink of such."
He said "You live inside a head that reminds me of my glass box,
And everyone's the same; all brains are contained by your reality frame,
And chained, to with the rain, its trained hard not to change,
And once you see what I've explained you hit the jackpot."
And at that very moment it was like my eyes really opened,
The air that previously surrounded me was now an ocean.
Still totally invisible accept for minor pieces of debris.
Then mister fish pushed up to the glass and he looked just like me!
My whole world spun around, I didn't understand.
But I realized I was no longer a man.
So, I thought about what he said.
And asked him what was going on.
And he said, "You didn't know it, but you where the fish all along!"
He said, "Congratulations, you did it, you broke free.
You're just a fish, like the rest of humanity."
Now, it took me a long time to get adjusted to this tank.
But now I know what I am, and so to that man I give thanks.
I've always lived inside this glass box that reminds him of his head.
It just goes to show you that your mind is your own monster.
Reality is what you make it, and if you take it away, your just a fish, like me, swimming in the powdered water.
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Feienin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
love the picture, but love the prose more. I love the conceps in it and esspecially how it ends you can see you've thought about it many times.
Vlue Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011   Photographer
make sure to get the album "first born" by Eyedea and Abilities if you like the prose. Eyedea raps about philosophical concepts in that whole album
Feienin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Hm, may give that a go :) not that keen on rap but might get it just for the philosophical concepts
Vlue Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Photographer
i don't like rap either, but this guy is the exception XD
Feienin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Will have to check it out then ^_^
Autumn-Honey Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Very deep, very powerful. You are an amazing person.
Vlue Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009   Photographer
thank you

FYI, this is actually a song by Eyedea, you should give it a listen :)
Burn-in-Bounce Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Omg i love the quality of this picture! Its clear its colourful, and it shows the fishes elegant movement... i really love it >.< i want that fishy!
Harmina Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Beautiful!! so color ful and sharp i love it!! :) :)
Shuriken22 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   Photographer
Awesome dude. Gotta love lionfish.
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