A prince's rebellionGrip your swordA prince's rebellion by GentlePeace
And fulfill what you’ve sworn
To protect the kingdom
From your descendants souls.
Since birth you've been surrounded by lies and deception
And now you’ve grown to see the abuse of my authority
Now you’ve grown, to kill the one who raised you
But with little hesitation, for my forgiveness is scarce.
I’ve seen you grow; you’ve seen me be cold
When I held you warm, I sacrificed them all
When I was going to give you the kingdom, you revolted against the old
Like I was once told, my son shall become my biggest foe!
Kitchen BluesSunday was chicken and collards with rice.Kitchen Blues by jade-pandora
Yesterday, fried ham and bacon served twice.
But today, no Lord, it's in your hands—
ain't nothin’ shaken on this plate, just the baby grand.
I get tipsy when bread dough’s risin’, like my love.
Good God, I can’t help myself, like my love.
Straight from the stove,
butter meltin’ on slabs o’ warm bread.
I say, I get tipsy when the yeast goes to my head.
Sweet Jesus, I can’t hear you,
you know what I’m talkin’ about.
Soon as the weather breaks tonight,
she's goin’ out, she won’t be stayin’ in.
She’ll smell BBQ from the chicken shack
near the red lights 'cross town.
But this sinner don’t care what she wears
or doesn't cook, and I'll beg
as the darkness swallows her from my sight.
EverythingEverythingEverything by ShackleSoul
How old I am, what my race is, or even my own name, all those matters are irrelevant to what I will tell you here. I am a butler to the family of a miserable person, but even that is relatively unimportant. All you really need to know is that I ruined her. I ruined that spoiled child of a grown woman in plain sight of everyone and the only thing I had to do was start doing my job.
I remember being there when she was born. She bawled, as expected of a healthy child, but she cried more than I had noticed with her sisters or brother. And in a way she never stopped bawling, complaining that everything was unfair. I expected when she reached the age where a woman questions her world and forms her unique identity that it would get better. Calling my optimism naïve would be giving me far too much credit.
Let me tell you, from an early age she had trouble accepting the word “no” and the phrase “not yet”. She wanted everything for herself, and she wanted
A Kiss not Forgotten (a special tribute)Like a frost spread across valleys silent and dreary,A Kiss not Forgotten (a special tribute) by ArthurCrow
ever my longing lost in shimmers of shadow & wind
And days bled into years, the seas became deserts
But thoughts of thee would not perish
Thru memories untamed I staggered far and long;
upon solemn nights lit by the torch of your soul
O’ how deep I miss your fragrant cheer ..
Of warm evenings shared across Lake’s reverie,
watching horizons journey into Autumn’s dream
— wherest our hearts once bloomed a fabled sky
Those passions shared will forsake me not
Lest the Moon would bestow solace upon my ache:
I will lay marooned, haunted by thy seraphic-figure,
Or the ever fleeting caress of your gaze ...
So my soul shall yield to this mythic abyss; –
as I peer from my carriage to Nirvana
And thou away, from my arms, the Sun weeps
Unto eternity—my dear beloved, we are entwined
Forever our footprints cast in golden firmament
A kiss not forgotten in a ballet of light softly falling
I now bear the want
April Potluck Call for ParticipantsThe snow is melting, the winds are tossing rain against windows while the seeds are busy sprouting and the dormant plants crack open their greying bark to reach new leaves toward the sky.
Submissions to "(Folder Name)": will always have three options.
Global Submission Limits are limits set for all folders. If you set a Global limit of 3 Deviations per Month, deviants in that privclass will not be able to submit more than 3 Deviations to your Group in a calendar Month.
Show Folders is where things get a little more complicated. You remember all those folders you made to keep your Gallery organized, each and every one of those folders has the Submissions Settings for each and every privclass. It's really not complicated so much as it's time consuming. For every folder that you make, you'll have to go to Manage Members and set who can submit to that folder and how much they can submit.
Most groups have a Global Submission setting, so the individual folders are fine set as the default of Global Setting. BUT, sometimes the Global Settings don't work. Like for that contest you're running where you're only allowing one submission per deviant. You'd want to set that Folder's Submission Settings to 1 per year and then obviously close the folder to all submissions after your contest is over.
The decision to have voting turned on in your folders, completely depends on how you want to run your group. Some groups allow their members to submit without needing Admins approval. Others require at least a single Admin vote. The pay off for having Admins vote on deviations is a couple things: