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Worth It In The End
I won't expect your presence
every second of the day
through a screen that screams for us
as we go on our way.
I won't expect your presents
with petals soft and red
or plush and cotton animals
with stuffing in their heads.
I only hope you think of me
when you buy a latte at the coffee shop
and spill a drop
on a stranger passing by.
You'll sigh and let me know
the awkward moment you experienced
while we lie in bed,
my head upon your chest,
your hand pressed against my neck at 1:00 AM.
I won't expect your happiness
to glimmer in your eyes
every night you're near me.
I won't encourage lies.
I want you to be honest
if you're hurt or sad or scared
I'll stay with you in darkness,
greet each demon that you bare.
If you're working
or your searching for your soul
I have some artwork of my own
that I can hone while you're away.
Explore the world inside your mind
or the pines of the Northwest
or the south of France or Budapest,
Just find your way back home to me
wherever I may be - New York or Mo
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He feels like the rumble of low thunder in the distance.
He hits me like cool mint when he's around,
And when he's gone
I am engulfed in white.
As a faint sound flies from the corner,
I wonder if he's painting
on the canvas of my mind.
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Tell Me How You Really Feel
The mind is a wonderful terror.
How absolutely horrid it is to be addicted
to something, or someone.
An illusion, a mirage in a drought,
or a reflection on the water of something unseen.
The dark plays tricks and sight can fail you
Words hit with volume, but actions can speak.
When there's nothing tangible present
I am lost in the mists of uncertainty.
Or the steam after a hot shower...
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A Paradox
Life begins
And then
It tells you to love
You do
You lose
But realize you've won when
Life ends
And then
Your loved ones win
From one life lost
That made lovers of them.
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Perfection is a Friend
What is love,
The girl you hate so much you want to kiss her?
Who challenges each word you say
good, or bad, or neither.
Who draws you near,
To push you back,
To beckon you much closer,
And force you to surrender
Any inkling of control.
She teases you and plays with you
And leads you to believe her,
And you stay up at night
Thinking that you've lost a lover,
Until the morning when
You wake and feel her more than ever,
Closer to your heart than she had ever been before.
And then the routine starts once more and runs over and over.
You question why and how
Are you still standing right beside her?
And then you realize that she keeps you guessing
More than ever.
And that is love,
To want her more with every losing score.
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Friendly Bee by shutterbugporter Friendly Bee :iconshutterbugporter:shutterbugporter 1 2 Mountain by shutterbugporter Mountain :iconshutterbugporter:shutterbugporter 1 0
Summer Shards
Light fades to a pale blue
The heat hits my face and
the glare fills my vision
and nothingness has never felt better
The numbness fades into the ocean
With each wave your name is blurred
But the burn of the sun holds your memory
As my skin gleams red
your name is gone
but the shards of your love
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Summer in the Air by shutterbugporter Summer in the Air :iconshutterbugporter:shutterbugporter 4 0 Epiphany by shutterbugporter Epiphany :iconshutterbugporter:shutterbugporter 3 0 Lioness by shutterbugporter Lioness :iconshutterbugporter:shutterbugporter 0 0 Burning Desire by shutterbugporter Burning Desire :iconshutterbugporter:shutterbugporter 1 0
You have a plan.
A crystal clear vision of the road ahead,
That dusty path weaving through the woods,
Mists haunt the forks
But you see through
of course...
You take a step.
Your plans materialize
Into fruit
Edgy, rough, with spikes and thorns,
But how could you know,
In the allure of a rose?
Still, the lights in the distance
They shine for you.
A calling, a whisper in the dark
that doesn't cease.
The mists will dissipate one day.
And your vision.
Morphed and deformed.
Will appear.
And you will think:
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Porter Grubbs
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Alabama
Favourite genre of music: Acoustic Rock/Folk
Operating System: Vista
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Personal Quote: "Save the Drama for the Stage"


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So, I know I've been away for a while. I think that's how it's going to be with me, I'll have a small spurt of activity and then be away for a month or three and have another week of photography and literature. Anyways, my first priority is the theatre, especially since my goal is to be a professional performer, hopefully on Broadway one day! But since that already forbids any sort of social life, it leaves me a few minutes a week to work on stuff like this! Hahaha.

For Christmas I went to New York City (my home in a year or so c:) and got a few (800) pictures. I've posted a few of my favorites, my next posts will probably be some of the street collages I made. I love New York, I think it's an extremely beautiful place and it's definitely my favorite city.  Naturally, I couldn't get pictures of everything, I was pretty busy trying to live in the moment and feel the energy, but I'll have more time to get pictures once I've moved there c:

Hope you enjoy the ones that I did get!

Here's another promotion for my watchers:

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Again, I'll feature more of you guys in my next journal! Good job with your art everyone, and keep it up!

Feel free to check out my gallery and watch me c:
  • Listening to: Little Shop of Horrors -- Revival Cast Recording
  • Reading: Black Boy -- Richard Wright
  • Watching: ...My computer screen, maybe?
  • Playing: Nothing. Sleep ;D
  • Eating: Very, very little. Haha
  • Drinking: Water :D


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Kedori Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for adding my photo to your favourites. It means a lot coming from someone with such a diverse gallery. Greatly appreciated.
shutterbugporter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem! I'm a dancer, so I love photos of dancers. The lines in that lift were absolutely stunning. (:
RCDeschene Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I say, are you a ballet dancer?
shutterbugporter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I say, I am! (:
Well, I'm more of a Contemporary dancer, but I do love Ballet as well
RCDeschene Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Well then, good sir, you have my admiration.

Do you ever sport a fine pair of tights while you dance? If you do, it's be totally legit!

Ohhhhh myyyyy... :3
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Excellent gallery!
shutterbugporter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :la:
Decanith Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been tagged [link] have a nice day! :)
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Thank you for joining :iconthewrittenrevolution:, we’re delighted to have you with us. Welcome to the revolution. :salute:

We’re quite a busy group. :aww: We regularly post prompts and six word challenges for our members to try. So check them out! :la: We also have a Mentorship Project running until December 31st, which you're welcome to join in with. Also feel free to add us on Facebook and Twitter: @WrittenRevolt. :dance:
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:la: Welcome to :iconwriters--club:! :la:

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