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Offline Tuberload

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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
« on: September 29, 2009, 10:58:04 PM »
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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

I have been curious about your signature since I first read it, and I've finally come a crossed it's source...

Quote from: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
OZYMANDIAS
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptorwell those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'

...Or perhaps you are just quoting from the inscription found on the base of a statue of Ramesses II, the 19th dynasty Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, in which this poem is in some way thought to have been inspired.

In either case here is a poem of my own:
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OZYMANDIAS
From the pit you weep most arrogant of men
Disintegration of works crumbling with time
There is One who sits in the heavens and laughs
As the world watches a fools arrogance unwind
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 11:29:26 PM by Tuberload »
I am prepared to be ridiculed for what I believe, are you?

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Re: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 12:34:35 AM »
i've never unstood the notion of an omnibenevolent god laughing at people.

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Re: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 01:12:43 AM »
i've never unstood the notion of an omnibenevolent god laughing at people.

I was more anticipating a poetic discussion, but I can see how my small poem could spark such a conversation. I'll respond with my thoughts in line with yours once my personal board request is either accepted or denied.
I am prepared to be ridiculed for what I believe, are you?