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FATE by Lakandiwa FATE by Lakandiwa

"In the lines of our path . . .
Comes an awakening of destiny . . ."


Metallic Gel Pen on Black Paper

a poem written by a friend about the piece:

To whom the intoned prayers point the narrow path shown

'it seems you are not of common men
the ten of wands, the ten of swords, and
i see also The Hanged Man: reaching, gasping,
grasping at the four of pentacles in passing
you will live forever, no matter how hard you try
and believe me, you will try, for the end is a reprieve
you'll kill yourself so many times, for both truths, and lies
always grieving, always doing what's right
but you will never die, you will never die…

The Fool next to Death, a rare sight forever cruel
for he catches his breath so rarely in such company
nearly and barely in such, the company that you seek
and it's heartbreaking to see The Star amongst a backdrop so bleak
but you of all people know that it is used to feeling the black
especially with The Moon so close, yet always staying back

eclipsing your sight, and the silvery light, a repose in peace
but it seems you chose a place you knew you'd never keep…

the three of swords, the nine of swords, and the six of swords
affixed by number and sign to this last card dealt, which is he

The Devil wielding that which he wrought of fire and steel
anguish, depression, guilt, heartbreak, pain and sorrow
spilling concealed within your very marrow and blood
hidden just beneath the surface and surfacing only to hide
the flood kept inside to save those bailing water in, and yet

you are the one.

you are the one running down your face neath the eyeline
always running so you cannot even think, till dried alone.

you are the one.

always running so you cannot even breathe, till wide open, and disowned.

you are the one to whom the intoned prayers point the narrow path shown.'
'but Madame you're surely mistaken, i am but a man like he and him
i am no more or less than ordinary, certainly short of extraordinary
i do only what every man should, and have this grim here as proof
thus far i have only three scars from where out of me poured my dreams
these which bled and died, those that are gone and dead, under mine own hand
and with mine own knife i severed their threads, only to move on, and whether i have, or not,
that is mine own and mine alone for this is my life to end when i will it

and i promise you, i will feel no remorse, for it will be a reprieve.'

'hallow man i tell you, duty is heavier than a mountain
and death, death is lighter than a feather
nethe you, and nether it all, i know what truly lies both abreast and spoken
you can keep running in the rain, hiding your tears in aches and sweat
cutting in vain to slow the spreading poison, but it is inevitable

for this, this is the heavy hand God has dealt you
and these are the blind hands you have been dealt
cast them off and throw them into the river if you will it
and they may even thank your endless, your selfless, kindness, but
just as yourself, these hands will never find joy amongst the rapids...'

by Alain Mower / Carmalain7 [link]

original piece: [link]
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This is really awesome. Would you mind if i used it to illustrate a poem on my profile? (credit given of course)
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I would be greatly honored

My thanks for such a response to my work
Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
i really appreciate your allowing it to grace my piece :D

and, in case you wanted to see what it is being associated with, here's the link: [link]

Thank you again and really awesome piece.
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply

I did attach your piece to my artwork
Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Wow, i'm truly honored. :thanks:
FrostedSeraphim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
beatifull piece
skilljunkie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
but i dont wanna![link]
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
? You just gave me a link to my own page
skilljunkie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
really? I remember writing "I don't wanna" or something. Your very good and informed. Though....I don't know why you would wanna do that. I dont get it, you want male/male/male love/domination/virtual life/the earth to kaboom? poison and rape some of your favorite things?

Not insulting you, thats just what I found that "it" is, and it seems like everyone is manipulated into it. Movies, Music, and beyond.....why? It only cares about itself and control, would destroy you in a heartbeat for its own gain and if your weak/Life, u get raped or slaved.

sorry, feel like i know a lot on the subject and just don't know why you would want that. and its more than your depiction, in a triangle he would raaape/pierce 6 spheres, and that's a small one, not to mention full form, uggg

anyway ignore me if u like, not insulting you
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I understand that many people have an aversion to the very concepts of fate, destiny and karma; as such belief would lend to think that we all have no true free will and we are but players in some cosmic soap opera.

I would like to engage you with a deeper exchange of ideas (with no plans to 'convert you to my thought process), yet I do not understand your reasoning as in context to what you have written.

Anyway, to my own belief we still have choice in the matter of how we live and I cannot given a detail explanation but to simply say that I have always lived my life in that manner. I have always been able to turn back the hand that is given me, and create my own path by breaking my personal and family karma.

Hence in this work, it leaves a very open interpretation of how we chart the lines in our path, and how our destiny (chosen or preset) opens up to us,
skilljunkie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Ahhhh, I figured you were well educated in the Geometry symbolism. Though I feel like I'm a rare person that caught a glitch in relationships with it. Maybe not, considering how much I've seen (masons, Egypt , etc.) With Sacred Geometry I believed in a pattern that creates Life which validated all religions in my mind. Since I have been put recently in my own personal hell, I decided to wonder what would be the opposite, and I found it. Then, many exciting things and ideas happened, both good and bad. I begin to find about rock formations, logical explanations of intention, personality, and spirituality in books, movies, and people.

The most disturbing finding was the find of the true nature of the horned "g"od and anti-life, which are represented through many different symbols and shapes (triangle, cube, hexagon)though it can still be confusing because those shapes exist in the Life pattern too so you have to know which is what and why. Though in my studies I have found personality of the being/idea you are depicting, hence some of my comments. (research Anubis,Time,Meta"Tron") all the same, buuuut you may not want to, for then you have to cope, which is difficult and then you have a educated choice.

But the main thing about your picture is triangles and obelisks breaking through a sphere. which is the destruction of the essence of Life (not necessarily defined by if you breath and have a heart beat). Him breaking free, making "love" to her, which if you knew what that meant, might change your idea.

anyway, gtg could prob write forever and this shite is difficult to process. (i do believe you have a choice no matter what though ;-) )
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I am well aware of what your sentiments are towards some symbols. However, I too have taken much painstaking work to know what I know and I am very confident of what I share.

As I have written in one of my notes, entitled "Sacred geometry", I know that all shapes and forms are neutral in the form, yet take on a particular meaning depending on its presentation and the intent of the user.

I also expect people to take different translations of the works I share. Since we are ruled by our own experiences and beliefs
deinktvis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Writer
Frenz1986 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
your art is truely inspiring!
PrettyCrazy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Some symbolism!
ashes2infinity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
really great work, all i can say is Wow!
SekerAsar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It sort of looks liked you combined the eyes of Horus and Ra into one eye.
Looks pretty cool! :+fav:
Neneplayswithpaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
How very beautiful!!
MuffyMorrigan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
AMAZING :wow::love:
ratravarman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This would make a cool tattoo! :clap:
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