Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Most Powerful Force

I am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler.

I am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing.

I am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing.

I am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged.

I am a snake, spider-devouring, poison-toothed.

I am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy-footed.

I am an anthrax, butcher bacterium, warm-life destroying.

I am a world, space-floating, life-nurturing.

I am a nova, all-exploding… planet-cremating.

I am the Universe—all things encompassing, all life embracing.

I am anti-life, the beast of judgement. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds… of everything. Sss. And what will you be then dreamlord?

I am hope.

6 comments:

-ben said...

Ah, another fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman.

Personally, I liked the Orpheus sections ("Brief Lives") better.

:-)

Khayce said...

Oddly enough, I've never read Sandman. I recently encountered this as a banner ad for Obama-Clinton. Was wondering where it came from.

-ben said...

'Was it for the Clinton campaign or the Obama campaign?

I'm surprised they didn't give credit. DC Comics and Gaiman should sue.

Aside: Having dealt with tertiary-level students here, I am surprised at the tolerance, even acceptance, of plagiarism. Common excuses: "too busy / lazy to cite sources"; "too many assignments." Anything to justify intellectual theft.

*rolls eyes*

Khayce said...

With a tagline like "I am Hope" it definitely isn't Clinton.

I didn't see accreditation though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Khayce,

My first though was "Why Khyace never attribute? He should know better." Yes it's from Sandman and Neil Gaiman himself picked up on this some time ago. Link here: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/03/little-bit-of-politics.html

Hope all is well

Tor

Khayce said...

Yes, main text no attribute. I believe the comments section sufficient?