Monday, May 8, 2017

Zayd Fredericks writes

I used to hold the door for you
Now I can't wait to leave
I used to send you flowers when I fucked up everything
You used to laugh along with all the silly shit I did
Now you roll your eyes and walk away and shake your head
But the spark is gone and the candles are out
The song is done and there's no more sound
How did we get to this place of complacency?
How do we just move on?
Is it because we want to be free?
Well, that's not me
Normally, I'm so strong
I just can't wake up on the floor
Like a thousand times before
Knowing that forever will be
I always get sentimental when I think of how is was
We were so in love and just couldn't get enough
I remember how you used to undress me with your eyes
Now you never touch me and you tell me that you're tired
It gets so sad when it all goes bad
And all I think about is the fun we've had
Now all those sorry's don't mean a thing
We've both said things that we can't take back
Like a train wreck, trying to hit the right track
We've tried to open up and let it just be
But it just goes bad eventually
Do we stay together because we're scared to be alone?
We've got used to this abuse
It's starting to feel like home
How do we get out of this place of complacency?

 Disaster on the Railway between Versailles and Bellevue, 8th May 1842 -- A. Provost

1 comment:

  1. JThe Versailles rail accident occurred on May 8, 1842 in the cutting between Meudon and Bellevue stations on the railway between Versailles and Paris, France. Returning from public celebrations in honor of king Louis Philippe I in the gardens of Versailles, the 770 passengers had boarded the train, consisting of 16 to 18 cars hauled by two steam locomotives; as was customary, they were locked in their compartments. Travelling at 40 km per hour (25 mph), one of the axles of the lead locomotive snapped and the vehicle derailed, scattering the contents of its fire-box. When the second locomotive and the carriages continued over the derailed locomotive, the carriages caught fire, trapping the passengers. Hundreds of people were seriously injured, and the fire was so intense that the number of fatalities could not be determined, with estimates varying between 52 and 200; these included Jules Dumont d'Urville and his entire family. In 1819, when he was a 29-year-old ensign assigned to a hydrographic survey of the islands in the Aegean sea, he was informed that a few days earlier a peasant had discovered a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) in two large pieces (the upper torso and the lower draped legs), along with fragments of the upper left arm and left hand holding an apple, several herms (pillars topped with heads), and an inscribed plinth inside a buried niche within ancient ruins in the village of Tripiti on the island of Milos; Dumont bought it and arranged for the French ambassador in Istanbul to ship it to France, where it would eventually become one of the Louvre's artistic treasures, though the plinth and part of an arm were lost following its discovery. The Aphroditi tis Milou, better known as the Venus de Milo, had been sculpted between 130 and 100 BCE by Alexandros of Antioch. His role in the acquistion earned Dumont a naval promotion in the Légion d'honneur. In 1822 he was sent to explore the Pacific and investigate the possibility of establishing a French settlement in Western Australia, which the British had not yet annexed. He returned home in 1825 with specimens of more than 3,000 plant species (400 of which were previously unknown) and more than 1,200 insect specimens (inclluding 300 previously unknown species). He then commanded a world circumnavigation that lasted nearly three years, mapping much of Oceania and coining the terms Malaisia, Micronesia, and Melanesia to distinguish these island groups from Polynesia. He undertook a third Pacific voyage (1837-1840) in order to add France to the American and British efforts to explore the Antarctic; though this would be the last French exploration expedition, he discovered Terre Adèlie (named after his wife), and his hydrographer Clément Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin was the first to calculate the magnetic inclination to locate the magnetic South Pole , where the geomagnetic field lines are directed vertically upwards. He spent his remaining years writing his reports and the first novel about the Maori, basking in his fame; his remains were able to be identified by a phrenologist who had made casts of his skull.


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