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I Am The Snipe by MikeShawPhotography I Am The Snipe by MikeShawPhotography

I Am The Snipeby MikeShawPhotography

Photography / People & Portraits / Self-Portraits©2013-2014 MikeShawPhotography
I am the snipe, spewed forth from the gutter kicking and screaming, the voice fell quiet but the kicks continued. Trained by the lash of my fathers belt, forewarned by the alcohol on his breath. Pushed through the system like a rag doll no longer wanted I built my defense, made of brick and steel, impenetrable and shut off. Violence teaches you how to react, fight fire with fire, no flight for me, build your armour thicker and your heart colder, never to trust, never to give.

Battle scared, many unseen many not on the surface but buried deep inside. Locked away with the memories of pain, no longer a child, no longer willing to hide under beds. I crawled out, I clenched my fists and I walked away. They will only break you if you let them, don't conform to the slavery that is their society, conformity is only control. I will not be controlled, I will not conform.

You look at me then look away, I scare you, I scare myself, knowing the capabilities of half a decade of anger has burned my mind and there are few bridges left to cross. So I stay in my armour, the place I feel safe, the place I keep you safe.

I am the snipe, spewed forth from the gutter
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014

Away at camp at 12 years of age, walking the forest at dusk with a paper bag, told to call out...Here snipe snipe.  Here snipe, snipe.  I only wondered why they were not jumping into my sack, as they said they would.

Your piece is appreciated.

yigitpakel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
dota game developer should use this image:) its cool
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: your a wonderful ...caring man......and such a warm heart.
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow.....sounds like you've had quite the journey, my friend.
And now look at the art and beauty you bring to the world!
MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Didn't recognise you from your avatar mate :)

Life has been a real roller coaster but it gopt me to where I needed to be I suppose, I always work on the basis someone has it a damned sight shitter than I have :) 
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
:thumbsup::nod: Great Mike!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool piece
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