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Let There Be Rock by neilvanbergen Let There Be Rock :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 0 1 Femme Fatale by neilvanbergen Femme Fatale :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 3 1 Path to Wonderland by neilvanbergen Path to Wonderland :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 1 3 Apocalypse by neilvanbergen Apocalypse :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 1 0 Chameleolepidopteramantis Grey by neilvanbergen Chameleolepidopteramantis Grey :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 0 0 Chameleolepidopteramantis by neilvanbergen Chameleolepidopteramantis :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 1 0
Another Sacrifice
Another Sacrifice
I create the flame that brightens my eyes
Taking it to the end of the death-stick in my mouth
A writhing tendral of smoke now appears
Slowly inhaling the rich nicotine and tar drug
I sigh and exhale a cloud of decay
Feeling the toxic luxury surge through every vein
Smirking as this addiction slowly kills
As the slithering snake of smoke climbs high
The skies, turned to a darker shade of grey, are crying
Crying as if for forgiveness from me
Forgiveness for a crime that was never commited
The true crime is now commited by me
As I take another deep breath of destructive smog
Looking up at the sky with defiance
I realize my action and look down
Cursing myself with disgust and abyssal hatred
What have I been doing for all this time?
Tainting the skies and land for no justified reason
As I look at the smouldering death-stick
I fall back into the ravenous trance of pleasure
For my own selfish wants; Earth's sacrificed
Neil van Bergen
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Four Moons
The Four Moons
New the moon arises upon this eve
As we look up from our post
We see the starlight shining down
Blessing us with a glorious urge
To begin
Waxing shining moon approaches
Looking up from our homes
We see the bright lights of Maiden's eyes
Filling our souls with warmth
To go forth
Full moon glowing through the night
As we stare from our mansions
We see the paths are illuminated and long
Giving us great wisdom and care
To guide
Waning moon now approaches
As we watch from our beds
We see the final merciful lights
Giving us our peace and rest
To die
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Contrast of Existance
Everlasting Contrast of Existence
Greyscale darkened, smog-fill'ed, mourning skies
Creepeth out above our self-indulged heads
Our scornful, spiteful spirits do with hate slay
All those whom hath brought a light to the world
Our tyrants oblivion is well made
For in our haste we vilify true hearts
And idolize those curs'ed wicked fools
Whom in their mirth create our destruction
Our time hast come, our end now approacheth
We pray to the many deities made
For mercy to doth come from the heavens
And pities feel for our scornful race
Gradually we commit mass suicide
We deceive any other soul for power
Devastate all that's around us for wealth
Kill our brethren for whatever reason
Maiden warmly healst my shattered cold heart
Mother lovingly shield my scarr'ed soul
Crone wisely guide me along light paths
Goddess spirit within the circles cast
Woe for our pitiless, dark-hearted kind
Everlasting our oblivion is
The contrasted skylines agree with pain
The existence of men shalt soon conclude
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Alone, Silent, Contempt
Alone, Silent, Contempt
As I walk the long - dark paths;
I notice something strange.
A dark motion at my feet;
With path, as mine, the same.
"Hello..." Said I, with shy tone.
AS I waited for reply;
Something else struck my eye.
As I had spoken, and stared;
It too had done the same?
"Odd sort of creature, shadows."
"Surely you do not enjoy;"
"Mimicking just as I?"
'An interesting query, that,'
Said Shadow, quizzically
'Why shan't I enjoy myself?'
''Twere not for you, I'd be 'lone.'
"Truly thy words are just."
He had a point, I concede;
Our lives may be truly;
Inevitably lonesome,
"My friend, what you say is true,"
"We may have 'friends' in life,"
"In the end, our lives are spent;"
"With nothing, but shadows"
As we walk the long - dark paths.
By: Neil van Bergen
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Loss of an Angel :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 1 0
A Time of Grace
A Time of Grace
Darkness devours the world today,
How or why I cannot say.
Somewhere did we lose our way?
Or just simply go astray?
Let us once again embrace,
That time of peace, a time of grace.
Our daily lives are cursed and spent,
Even though we do 'repent'.
Did this all start with the Serpent?
Or just brought by 'one fine gent'?
Let us once again embrace,
That time of peace, a time of grace.
Times were lost, taken and destroyed,
It's time to take back times been toyed.
How did we all get so devoid?
I fear we're heading for the void...
'Tis too late to now embrace!
Lost is the time of peace and grace!
Neil van Bergen
Neil Larochelle
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A Dear Friend :iconneilvanbergen:neilvanbergen 1 0
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
I welcome you to my hollow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
You may go and I will follow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
Come to me, though I may seem sallow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
You complete me, no longer shallow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
You filled me to the marrow
Dear Darkness, Dear Sorrow
I feel lonely as the gallows
Dear Darkness, where is Sorrow?
"Sorrow died and you have followed"
Dear Darkness, without Sorrow
Your embrace has taken me, as if swallowed
Dear Darkness, I don't miss Sorrow
You have taken me now, no longer hollow
Dear Darkness, you have gone too
My afterlife is bathed in light, goodbye
By: Neil Larochelle©
aka Neil van Bergen
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Through the glass by Lylellana Through the glass :iconlylellana:Lylellana 2 2 Be Not Proud by wildwyrm
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Be Not Proud :iconwildwyrm:wildwyrm 1 0
The Nurse by MuteMaster01 The Nurse :iconmutemaster01:MuteMaster01 126 26 Freaky Broken Doll by FreakyBrokenDoll Freaky Broken Doll :iconfreakybrokendoll:FreakyBrokenDoll 2 2 pagan by scottghost pagan :iconscottghost:scottghost 534 71 Phantasm by Mansongothic by The-Blood-Club Phantasm by Mansongothic :iconthe-blood-club:The-Blood-Club 3 0 Americas Next top MODEL by xbloodysexkittenx Americas Next top MODEL :iconxbloodysexkittenx:xbloodysexkittenx 4 1


M:O:R:B:I:D: :T:O:U:C:H by oresama-shiko
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M:O:R:B:I:D: :T:O:U:C:H :iconoresama-shiko:oresama-shiko 186 110
Stigmata by oresama-shiko Stigmata :iconoresama-shiko:oresama-shiko 334 108


  • Listening to: Stephen Lynch, "Craig"
  • Reading: My own work to try and get a f**king finale! x_x
  • Watching: Elfen Lied
  • Playing: Company of Heroes
  • Eating: Club sandwich
  • Drinking: Coke
Now that's out of they way... Hmm, been struggling with writers block for the past while. Nothing ever wants to really make sense when I try working on the stories I REALLY want to finish.
Been writing scripts so damn often I have no issue with them. But with regards to my books I am not getting shit done. Nothing pops into my brain while I am trying to work on them... Ah well... Hopefully it'll end soon.

Heh... Guess it did feel good to say it out loud xD


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Neil van Bergen
Artist | Student | Literature
South Africa
Current Residence: Cape Town
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Print preference: A4
Favourite genre of music: Death Metal, Black Metal, Groove Metal, Industrial Goth
Favourite photographer: Richard Avedon
Favourite style of art: Romanticism, Surrealism
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: Dark, Angel
Skin of choice: Dark
Favourite cartoon character: Spawn, Invader Zim, Lucy (Elfen Lied)
Personal Quote: "Close your eyes and take a leap of faith, for you never know where the winds may take you"


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Lylellana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav :happybounce: 
neilvanbergen Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Writer
Back in action, bitches!!! :D
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Coxsenai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Damn, just missed ya. Load up some new shit man!!!
LOREINOFA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
inwetcement Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010

Hello, I found you by stalking Caleb.

Do not be alarmed. This is just a drill.

Artists should stick together.

neilvanbergen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Writer
Hey there o.o
Trust me I don't get alarmed easily xP
We should stick together though ^^
EclipseSeraph Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the watch :)
neilvanbergen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Writer
Sorry about the lack in deviations lately, I have been rather busy. Will try to post more often.
Anime-Angel-of-Gloom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Thanks for faving my hearts breaking ^^

Have a great time on da!:hug:
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