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Bells Call.

The hellion bells chime,
They echo in the dark of the soul,
They call to the dark within,
They cry for you to lose control.

The hellion bells ring out,
A cacophony in the night,
They call out in the darkness,
They lure you away from the light.

The hellion bells sing,
Their pull is so strong,
You cannot drown them out,
You cannot ignore their dark song.

Lawrence Cottam 2014
Bells Call
Another horror poem since it be the season >:)
Good Knight.

When they come for us,
When they creep in through the night,
I will keep them at bay,
And shield you from their sight,
I will protect you from their hunger,
I will be your shield of light,
They will never touch you,
You will never feel their bite,
Those creatures of dark shadow,
Those beasts of living fright,
So slip deep into slumber,
And know everything is alright,
Because forever I am your champion,
I am your shaggy Trollish Knight.

Lawrence Cottam

The dead walk,
They know no rest,
They no longer slumber,
They march on.

The dead hunger,
They are never sated,
Always hunting,
They march on.

The dead are coming,
With shambling steps,
They search for flesh,
They march on.

Lawrence Cottam 2014
Tis the season for all things dead and undead. :)
Brief Passing.

The Angel of small deaths,
The Reaper of short times,
Coming in from the shadows,
He was here briefly,
Passed by softly,
Reaped my dreams,
Stole my good thoughts,
And then he was gone.

Lawrence Cottam 2014
Brief Passing.
This is about that special Reaper that comes for those dreams of yours that die.

Old wild dogs,
Long in the tooth,
Not dulled by age,
Not slowed by time,
Not afraid to bark,
Not slow to bite,
Always free,
Hell of a sight.

Lawrence Cottam 2014


Lawrence Cottam
Artist | Professional | Varied
Let's see. I am a writer of a variety of genre in a variety of sizes from short stories to long form 500page plus sized works. I write poetry as well.

I dabble in weird toon work, having my own 'strip' called Strange Days and different works on a few different characters like Bedlam Boy (The Master of Chaos) or Freezy the Bipolar Bear to name two.

That's about it about what I do.

I am married, have a beautiful wife and two awesome sons.

And I cannot think of anything else to put.

Current Residence: The Box
Favourite genre of music: and of course see above
Favourite photographer: too many to mention
Favourite style of art: there is so many to like
Operating System: vista la ve
MP3 player of choice: at the moment, my DS Lite
Shell of choice: mother of pearl
Wallpaper of choice: perfer paint myself
Skin of choice: mine.
Favourite cartoon character: mine or someone elses' creation?
Personal Quote: "You will all bow down to my superior smartitude!!"
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: the 7000+ playlist of DOOOOM
  • Reading: a HUGGGE pile of library books
  • Watching: Defiance
  • Playing: a lot of different games
  • Eating: nada at the moment
  • Drinking: lemon, lime and bitters

I know I am behind on answering comments etc. Sorry about that. This is the time of the year for me I get the most writing done, hence the flood of poems.


I will be out of communication from 10am today and for 4 days in total so you will all be safe from more writing for a bit. :)


I was hoping to have new pics uploaded before I left but that fell through.


I will answer all comment people have posted for the new poems and thank those who have faved new pieces next week.


Please keep my wonderful Wife and Muse in your thoughts as she is having surgery this week, hence the trip.





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MakeupSiren Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   General Artist
thanks for the watch :happybounce:
Lorisarrd Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
UnThai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I would like you to become apart of an event I'm hosting for the literary community of DA. We need as many deviants to participate as possible.

We're hosting a contest/event for their deviations of writing deviants to receive commentary, critique's, and feedback. And during the month of late August, there will be grand prizes.

I was wondering if you would like to join? We're more than happy to have you! I do hope you accept my personal invitation.

Here's the reason why...

I'm creating this very large event because I’m sick of so many deviations of wonderful literature barely getting the attention they deserve. In fact, there's really only two ways this tends to happen. It’s either solicited by Spam or added to a Group—who doesn’t even help in the department of honest feedback.

You can’t tell me you’re not fed up. And I’m sure most of you didn’t come to deviant art just to store your writings.

So I came up with a theory, what if they had the opportunity to get the attention they deserve and more? Would they be willing to jump on it?

Of course they would!

Let me ask you this, what personal connection do you have to literature? It's almost as if literature is the air you breathe, no?

As I've stated again and again, I have a goal to bring the Literature Community of Deviant Art back to life. I’m sure I’m not alone and I’m also 100% positive this isn’t the first time you’ve seen this type hope become crushed.

And I’m sure you’re asking, “Alright, how many times do they have to submit something to a group and still see no progress in feedback? How many times do they have to join these events and it’s never legit enough? What makes Your Group so different?”

We’re here to help… That’s the difference…

This isn't about Popularity... It's all about Literature & Commentary...

WE all know the literature of deviant art is slowly decaying and it's time we strive to do better in the community.

I just need you to join.

Thank you for taking your time out to read. If you're interested in participating, here's the [link]. I look forward to having you.

:jsenn: Un Thai

windsormagistus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the watch
Lorisarrd Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem. Any time I come across amazing work that is also inspiring I have to watch the creator of the work to see what they come up with next.


windsormagistus Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah well my dayjob takes so much time that most work showing up in here will propably be photography, but I'll try to manage to make some handywork aswell :P
Lorisarrd Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Because I do writing, drawing and painting, I am sitting one a massive 'to scan' pile so I totally understand how life can get in the way of making art.

I look forward to seeing more of your photography as you have an awesome eye.


Laeneris Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Writer
Hello~ I know we haven't met before, but I'd like to wish you happy holidays! :iconasnowmanplz:
Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, another holiday or if you aren't celebrating anything at all, enjoy the last few days of 2012. :tighthug: I hope it will be filled with happiness and luck, and if you're having a bad time (I hope not!), I wish for it to get better. :iconsweethugplz:

p.s. if you're wondering how I got to your page, I used the Random Deviant button~
Lorisarrd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi there. Belatedly thankye for the Seasonal well wishing. I hope you spent yours surrounded by people you love.

As to how ya found my page, it is so suitable ya found it via the random deviant button as I am a fairly random kind of person.

Thankye for your kind words. It really means a lot to me that someone who does not know me took the time to offer up greetings for the season, so i thankye from the bottom of my battered heart.


Laeneris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
I did, we had a nice day with our family and on the second day friends came to visit. :D It was hectic, but fun.

You're most welcome - I'm glad you liked my message! :huggle:

- Coincidentally, also L :giggle:
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