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if you've ever tasted Cain's wine
you'd disappear into the wilderness, too, 
through cracks of a dull, powdered sun,
aching to fill up the earth. 

you take me back far, 
to a time of no saviours, 
when I could paint my breasts with the blood of beasts, 
when the only electricity that flowed was
the curse of god blackening my skin. 

oh, my god, 
I will suck in this dust and 
moan out towards a black sky, 
in a time of no time, no stars and 
no doubt. 
leave green Eden to the first fools, 
I will crawl to you, 
I will claw you down 
slip into your mouth 
and your mind will fall. 
procreation
eat it up 
where are my manners?
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Under a sky of dangers lie lovers like fallen fruit,
smashed to the ground, crushed into each other
and dripping. Aches travel from my heart to my
thighs, fears slither from my mind to my 
tongue, 
tasting timeless thoughts of eternal smoke and skin.

Have I not scratched you deeply enough in my
daydreams? Let that cosmic glow tilt me away
from you, 
let the stars balance us out. 
Let's for once let life breathe through its own lungs.

As days unfold, 
her petals unfurl;
this flower is guiltless. 
october
"And I would gladly hit the road, get up and go if I knew
That someday it would lead me back to you.

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave"


Rain really is falling, and it really is Sunday morning. There are few things in life better than perspective, control without fear and lusty air as fresh as an icy breeze swinging through your bones. And it's even better with a friend by your side. A best friend, an angel, with a cigarette hanging on his lips.

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Tagged by nawkaman 

  • You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. (uh oh)
  • Hit shuffle on your iPod/Phone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. 
  • Then pass this on to 10 people.


1. Sprawl II - Arcade Fire 
[link]


2. Come In Please - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
[link]


3. Black-Dove (January) - Tori Amos
[link]


4. Human of the Year - Regina Spektor 
[link]


5. I Need Thee O I Need Thee - Sam Robson 
[link]
(This guy is AMAZING, whether you're a hymn lover or not, his arrangements are marvelous. Headphones for best results.) 


6. Brain of J - Pearl Jam
[link]


7. Sail to the Moon - Radiohead
[link]


8. Old Enough - The Raconteurs
[link]
(At least make it past 00:16)


9. Loliwe - Zahara
[link]
(If anyone is interested in some SA sounds. I don't know the translation but it's beautiful.)


10. Datura - Tori Amo
[link]


I'll tag some peeps that started watching me recently. You can't be cross, because music is fun. :grump:
 
LiliWrites, Lissomer (although I think you've been tagged already), sellenimonie, Phantomtigers, xxReshiramxx, ipkiss147, Murder-Ball, techgnotic, Cruzu, SameStripes and AsterGirl

Have fun. Be warned, I ended up trapped in the dark, wet corners of YouTube while finding the links. 
  • Mood: Peaceful
my piano teacher died.

if there was ever a shining light in my life it was him. 

he knew that all I truly loved doing was playing music. he played so beautifully, he was a big show off too, but he always shared his piano tricks and secrets with me to help me become better. he lost his leg last year and that slowed him down terribly, but he still taught music. he had a prosthetic leg and he was so excited when he finally managed to walk in it. grinning, wobbling around like a toddler. until he had to go back into hospital. I never thought he'd die. the last thing he told my mom on the phone was "Tell Iyra to keep practising! That girl's got talent!" 

I didn't even get to tell him how the Tori Amos concert was. he introduced me to her music, he was so excited that I was going to see her live. 

so sad now, and I'll be sad when I play again. but as long as I do, to me he'll never really die. 

if there's something you're truly passionate about, keep doing it. it will save you. there were days when I was depressed as hell but I'd go to his little flat and sit at his old piano and he'd start teaching and without knowing my inner joy would start to show itself again. my peace would heal me. don't stop doing what you love. he didn't. 
  • Mood: Miserable
Have you ever written something about someone who didn't exist with a name of a person you didn't know (you just gave em a name) and then two years later you come across someone with that name and that person isn't your favourite person in the world coz they like to get under your skin and if they stalk you and find that poem with their name in it they might gloat until you die and you'll die quickly coz that's nearly the worst thing that could happen because it's complicated? Not even in a romantic way. Quite far from it, just to clear any misconceptions up. 

Okay so no one is going to answer that. But answer this: how do you handle those people in your life who cannot be cut off because of their professional relationship with you (you see em all the time because you belong to the same group/organisation etc), but you sort of can't stand them because of their deliberately insensitive remarks and terrible insinuations and ugly feelings you get as a result of that? I'm always on bitch-mode, it's safest. But what if they know you're on bitch-mode and purposely use that against you? Why are people so complicated? Why aren't you doing your assignments Iyra. 

On an unrelated note, I watched the Anaconda video today :| would someone like to tell me why I did that and how I can reverse this. I was so confused because the music sounded weird to me and Nicki Minaj's butt was everywhere and I felt scared and threatened by it. I was, however, happy to see the YouTube arguments in the comments; the so-called music intellectuals were appalled, "It's sad that this is what our generation has become" and "I can't believe people actually call this music" but they got their asses whipped by comments like "FUCK ALL YOU HATERZ NICKI'S ASS IS SEXY". Waaahaha. Good. You damn intellectuals deserve it. :meow:  

Hope you are all well! 
  • Mood: dA Love

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Iyra Maharaj
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HI.

I'm majoring in Microbiology and Genetics. I like flowers and I play the piano.
Thanks for reading my amazing bio.

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Tagged by nawkaman 

  • You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. (uh oh)
  • Hit shuffle on your iPod/Phone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. 
  • Then pass this on to 10 people.


1. Sprawl II - Arcade Fire 
[link]


2. Come In Please - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
[link]


3. Black-Dove (January) - Tori Amos
[link]


4. Human of the Year - Regina Spektor 
[link]


5. I Need Thee O I Need Thee - Sam Robson 
[link]
(This guy is AMAZING, whether you're a hymn lover or not, his arrangements are marvelous. Headphones for best results.) 


6. Brain of J - Pearl Jam
[link]


7. Sail to the Moon - Radiohead
[link]


8. Old Enough - The Raconteurs
[link]
(At least make it past 00:16)


9. Loliwe - Zahara
[link]
(If anyone is interested in some SA sounds. I don't know the translation but it's beautiful.)


10. Datura - Tori Amo
[link]


I'll tag some peeps that started watching me recently. You can't be cross, because music is fun. :grump:
 
LiliWrites, Lissomer (although I think you've been tagged already), sellenimonie, Phantomtigers, xxReshiramxx, ipkiss147, Murder-Ball, techgnotic, Cruzu, SameStripes and AsterGirl

Have fun. Be warned, I ended up trapped in the dark, wet corners of YouTube while finding the links. 
  • Mood: Peaceful

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ssensory Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Writer
When did you start playing the piano? Do you compose as well, or do you just play it? :meow:
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh gosh I started ages ago. I began messing around on it when I was about 6 and started lessons when I was 8, I think. I try to compose! they just don't go where I want them to though, lol, so I end up abandoning them. I just play mostly :) and I still go for lessons even though I am a big donkey now. I play in church as well so that's fun, loads of fun. 
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   General Artist
Bunny Emoji-66 (Thank you arigatou) [V3] for the fave Misc Emoji-13 (Heart) [V1] 
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: hope you are well.
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A very Happy Birthday to you! :nod:

- Michael
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks very much! :) 
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Happy birthday, you lovely sushi monster!
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you my darling food fairy :heart: 
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amrgalal7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake: :party: :dance: :squee: :happybounce:
Enjoy it :onfire:
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks very much :D 
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