Acid in my EyesI don’t know what to say.Acid in my Eyes by Temujinsword
There’s an ache. Deep down somewhere, I don’t know. Like the muscles of my body are trying to curl in on themselves and die with every thought I have. Like they’re trying to find a cave that they can disappear into. Or dig a nest of safety. Surrounded by barbed wire. To hide.
It’s something. Not quite pain. A dull ache that takes away my breath. Then relents again when it seems like it’s too much. Just a little. And it’s never enough. Then it’s back again with a vengeance like the thoughts that spawned it.
And then it bubbles up to my face and warms my cheeks until I’m blushing like a child who thinks he’s in love. But it’s not a blush, it’s raw flaming heat that burns my skin away and blisters at the corners of my eyes and blurs my brain like someone took an eraser and rubbed away all the parts that held semblances of joy and optimism until the corners of my eyes drip acid that rolls fast
What do you do in your spare time?|
I enjoy reading, writing, photography, archery , drawing, listening to music, thinking about my next meal, pretending to be a cowboy, walking, being in the cold, making people laugh, contemplating the meaning of life, researching 'things wot interest me', jousting, cooking, knife and axe throwing, being spontaneous and collecting skulls. I also have a soft spot for strawberries and long jackets.
What do you dislike?
I don't like violence (although it is interesting), numbers, fake tan, humourless people, pork, politicians and dresses.
Where are you?
I currently live in the Pakaraimas Mountains in Guyana, South America, although I originate from Great Britain, more specifically, Scotland.
What do you submit to dA?
Photography, poetry, comics, sketches, word art (including 'Musings of the Truthful'), short stories and my webseries 'The Marvellous Adventures of Sebastian Scarlett'. I apologise in advance for anyone who has added me to their watch list for a specific medium, but I like to try a bit of everything!
Why didn't you thank me for the favourite?
I do not have time to thank everyone for favourites, so I shall thank you in advance. I am sorry for this as it is most impolite of me, but my school work, volunteering, hobbies and paid work generaly take priority.
What does your username mean?
Temujin is one of the many spellings of Genghis Khan's name before he unified the mongolian tribes. He fought with his dead fathers sword. Therefore my username is Temujin sword. However, he always said his word was iron, which meant he never broke his oaths or promises, therefore, my name could also mean Temujin's word. Tah dah.
Remembering Guyana ...Time is one of those crazy things that catches up on you when you least expect it. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was lying in my bed in Guyana for the first time, sweating in the night-time heat, listening to the sounds of the cicadas, my heart hammering with fear, excitement and anticipation of the adventures that lay ahead. I remember thinking 'How the hell did I end up here?' Yet now, there is nowhere on Earth I would rather be. I wish I was back in that bed, a full day behind me, and a full day ahead. Because - believe it or not - that foreign place became my home. I had a life there, a wonderful life. It is a challenging task to sum up an entire year of your life at the best of times, but it is frankly impossible to sum up one that has been a full as this last one has been for me.
And so all I am left to do now I am home is to look at the few trinkets I brought back with me, listen to music from the Caribbean and Latin America, and remember what I once had.