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Hi. I'm Kavalier Calm. I write songs and poems inspired by the people I meet on the internet. Ask, and I’ll write something for you. Really.
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  • For Chelse at m00nme and Jimmy, whose father decided to leave too soon. Much love. — Kavalier

         What My Father Meant To Say Before He Left

    My son, don’t waste a second of your youth.
    The body slowly breaks down as it’s used.
    So use it for good before you leave.

    My son, take the poison of true love.
    Once you have a taste, you’ll depend on the drug.
    So use it ‘til you’re addicted and weak.

    My son, stare death in the eye and know you aren’t afraid.
    One day dying will seem like a much-needed change.
    So use it when you’ve lost the will to play.

    I’m sorry I lost the will to play.

    This song was inspired by this post on reddit. Free downloads are here. Much love. — Kavalier

         I Don’t Want To Be What This World Needs Least 

    The kind of people this world needs most 
    are the first to leave. 
    The good die young defending 
    the weak. 

    The kind of people this world needs least 
    are the ones who win. 
    They live for capital-m Me— 
    everyone else be damned. 

    Sometimes I wonder, “If I’m still alive, 
    am I just like those creeps? 
    Have I sacrificed enough 
    for the weak?” 

    'Cause it's a privilege 
    to be among the living. 
    I don’t want to be 
    what this world needs least.

    Okay, that year-long experiment of having more than just my writings on my blog is over. The image-heavy content brought in followers—was very Tumblr-friendly—but it’s too much work to manage. It’s too much time I should be spending writing. So, I’m going back to my old model, and this blog is pretty much just going to be songs or poems I write—with a few random images here and there. Status update complete. — Kavalier

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