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Brief ROTS rewrite I still believe I was right. Small sacrifices for the greater good; lose the little battle and win the war. Still, looking down at the charred, truncated body of my former master, it all seems like such a waste. Master, mentor; friend and brother. He had the high ground, yes, but he always underestimated me.
So many Jedi fall to the dark side. They think that one slip and you're gone; doomed to become Sith without hope or redemption. I have a different view, of course; my entire life has been an ongoing struggle with my personal demons. I face every transgression against the light with a pang of guilt; in acknowledging the darkness within me I can better resist it.
I watched the great ones fall around me, slipping into darkness one by one; those who doubted my worth as a Jedi tripped and lay where they landed
Of ForgivenessForgiveness is possibly one of the most elusive feelings in the world. And I mean TRUE forgiveness, not saying the words without meaning them.
To forgive someone, you must first be hurt. Wronged. You must overcome your feelings of betrayal, anger, and most importantly, vengeance. Vengeance and Forgiveness can never occur in the same case; you must choose one or the other.
Vengeance is an external force; enacting your will on others so that you feel life and karma has balanced out. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, life for a life; vengeance will leave you feeling satisfied, sometimes. More often it leave you hollow or empty... your justice served. Karmicly speaking, you ended up earning the very hurt that started you on your "righteous" path. You made the other person, or persons PAY for what they did, but in the end, you let them buy part of your life.
True forgiveness is an internal force. It means letting go of your thoughts of revenge, not only in the present but for the future. Y
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
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