Nudity and Sex: Deal with itHere's a suggestion:Nudity and Sex: Deal with it8 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Stop treating sex and nudity as taboo or risqué and accept it as a normal and natural part of who we are as a species. Let's put away the old ideologies of shame and ignorance and progress ourselves by showing a level of maturity about these mundane and common facts. Society needs to stop acting like a adolescent (i.e. thinking with one's genitalia) regarding the subjects of nudity and sex. Clothes service a vital purpose in our lives -protection from the elements, our environment, breast shag, and the sight of obese and elderly body-types; economic growth and marketing; social statements; the discrete transport of weapons, explosives, and contraband; etc.- but the lack thereof should not be cause for alarm or disgust (in most cases). Maturity in dealing with these natural traits should be a hallmark of our sentient and cognitive existence. Reason drives us to advance beyond our current lackluster approach and reach a state where such trivial things no longer matte
an fraeulein enttaeuschung.an fraeulein enttaeuschung.5 years ago in Letters More Like This
schön dass du mich so oft besuchst.
sollte ich mich ja an deine spontanbesuche gewöhnen
es ist doch immer wieder eine überraschung
wenn du an meinem haus kratzt
gegen die fenster schlägst
die türe eintritts
und dabei das möbiliar umschmeißt.
das ganze haus wackelt bei deinen besuchen
so laut lachst du jedes mal.
ganz heimlich gehst du dann wieder
und hinterlässt eine verwüstung.
spült regen die gröbste unordnung weg
den rest muss ich in mühevoller kleinarbeit wieder aufstellen.
ich zeichne feine stiche auf die wände
wenn du wieder gewütet hast
und verdecke sie mit vorhängen
damit sie kein anderer bemerkt.
mein andenken an dich.
ein heilloses durcheinander.
kaum habe ich halbwegs aufgeräumt
kommst du wieder vorbei
und nimmst jedes mal ein stück aus meinem häuschen mit
ohne jemals irgendetwas gutes mitzubringen.
bei mir in der wohnung wird es
I Am A PuppetI am a puppetI Am A Puppet1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nothing more nothing less
You tell me how to talk
And even how to dress
I am a puppet
Under your control
You think you know
The darkest corners of my soul
I am a puppet
I have nothing to lose
I could only gain
If you would only let me choose
I am a puppet
Dangling on one string
If it is cut
You will no longer hear me sing
I am a puppet
Hanging by a thread
Let me live
I can't dance if I am dead
I am a puppet
Yet you never ask
Do you like this existence?
I am simply given another task
I am a puppet
I was born to serve
Not to be free
But I ask is this all I deserve?
I am a puppet
But I don't want to be
I want to look in a mirror
And see the real me
To Israel From PalestineO Israel...To Israel From Palestine6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You want me to surrender to the gun?
And just let you have your fun?
Who do you think I am?
Your Slave U.S.A, the one that you have fooled by your propaganda lies?
You underestimate me
Have you forgotten who I am?
Let me remind you
I am PALESTINE!
And I have All Mighty Allah on my side
I carry the flag of
"La illaha illa Allah"
"There is no god but Allah"
You think you have weakened me
But you don't understand
You have only strengthened me
You swim in my people's blood
Blood of innocents of the young and old
While America feeds you bread
To have another child dead
And yet you claim I am the terrorist?
You can fool the world but you can't fool God!
My faith and trust in Him will never be buried for it will never die
I hold on to patience because i know soon revenge will be knocking on your door,
Not from me, but from the one who created you and me!
Mommy don't cryMommy don't cry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mommy Don't Cry...
I Am Now In a Better Place...
I Can Play...
And Enjoy The Sun Rise...
With No Fear...
Mommy Don't Cry...
I Know You Love Me...
I Know You Miss Me...
But I Am In a Better Place..
A Place Bad Guys Will Never Harm Me Anymore In...
Mommy Don't Cry...
I Feel Your Pain...
I Can Hear Your Heart Calling My Name...
But I Tell You...
I Am In a Better Place...
Mommy Don't Cry...
My Angel Told Me That I Will Feel No Pain Anymore..
That I Will Enjoy My Childhood All Over Again...
My Angel Told Me...
That I Will Live Again...
And I Will See You Beside Me...
Telling Me You Love Me... Again.. Again and Again..
Mommy Don't Cry...
My Angel Told Me...
That I'm The Child Of the Holy Land...
The Kingdom Of God's Heaven...
and Because Of That...
All Heaven Is Mine...
Mommy Don't Cry...
Because Who Killed Me...
Who Smiled For My Death...
And Who Supported Taking My Life...
Will Never Feel Safe...
While God Is Watching...
Mommy Don't Cry....
I'm The Martyr Of Earth's Heaven...
Burning Books Without FlamesHatredBurning Books Without Flames7 years ago in Socio-political More Like This
She sat, reading.
They attacked. "Whatcha readin', Janice, huh, whatcha readin'?"
Janice shifted her position slightly. It's called Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury."
They scowled. "I'n'at that dumb movie about how September 11 would never have happened if Gore were elected? Why would you read the book of such a stupid movie?"
"The two are completely unrelated," said Janice, and she turned the page.
"Oh, yeah? Well, what's it about?"
Janice grinned. "The evils of censorship."
They smirked. "How's this for censorship?" and they took the book and tore out a single page.
Janice waited until they left to cry.
He loves riding his bike to the library. Exercise and great works by great people. Nothing could be better.
But today something feels different. Something feels... wrong. He searches the shelves for something to eat, but the shelves were empty.
"Excuse me," he asks the librarian, "but where are the books?"
"You heard me. Tra
BILDERBERGERein Sakrileg:BILDERBERGER6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
des Himmels Arschbacken entflammt
sinnierte über den Volksmund
wie treffsicher Maultaschen sund
doch schimpfe nicht Politiker
für repräsentierte Schuld...
fremder Inhalt hat sie abgefüllt!
seit Helmut Kohl
für Europas Wohl
den Multis Deutschland verkaufte
zum letzten Male
seiner Stärken beraubte
trat ALIAS Merkel
ihre Einladung an
und siehe da: Merkel gewann!
wenn die Bilderbergkonferenz ruft
pumpt das Freimaurerwerk neues Blut
denn Rotschilds und Konsorten beuten
diesen Planeten aus
sich zu erleuchten
2009 vom 14 bis 17ten
im Astir Palace Ressort
luden illustre Gäste aus Wirtschaft
Politik Presse Geheimdienst und Gott
Zukunftsmarionette Roland Koch
Geldeliten sind geistreich
wie Waldrodungen der Industrie
oder das Mehren der Not
ungebildet zu medialem Vieh
lassen Weltbilder kursieren
die Wahrheit (IN)filtrieren
damit biometrische Pässe
unsichtbare Grenzen generier
Freely EnslavedYou poison your mindFreely Enslaved6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With beliefs, divine
A part of your life
now left behind
You've no common sense
You weave a defense
Of some plan which was made
Without your consent
You justify how you behave
And choose to be, freely, enslaved
Check the cons
Break the bonds
Don't become their pawns
Escape from the hold
Say you won't be sold
No more messed up stories
From the days of old
Maybe it's time to misbehave
Show them you won't be freely enslaved
That wasn't what I meant whenYoure obsolete.That wasn't what I meant when6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I dont say anything because how do you reply to that and werent you supposed to love me?
The water washes over me and the blue of the shampoo stings my eyes. The glass from the shower stall is foggy with heat. I can hear the rain outside falling uninterruptedly. I can hear your voice:
Life is like a series of film strips.
Am I in yours for long?
You say nothing, your eyes betray nothing.
Am I in yours at all?
You keep on saying nothing, I keep on hearing nothing.
The house is dark. Outside, the winds causing quite a commotion. Inside, there isnt even a breeze.
How many more days? I ask.
You look at me then, even if you can barely see me in the dark.
Youre like brushing your teeth. A habit, but youd feel disgusting if youd stop.
I dont say anything because all that pops to mind is what a terrible analo
My Way Home Is Through You: 4Gerard's POV:My Way Home Is Through You: 44 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I couldn't believe, after all the nice weather we'd been having this week, that we were getting a snowstorm this bad! It was completely insane.
I wished so badly that winter would just be over. I hated this cold.
I was driving with my dad home from the grocery store and we turned onto a side street that was a short cut to our back driveway. As the headlights flitted across the road in the darkness, there was a contrasting black heap lying in a mound of snow just in front of us.
"Hey, what IS that?", dad asked me. I looked closer at first, sure it was only a trash bag, but then we swerved over slightly for a better look and, holy fuck, it was a person!
"Dad! Dad, fucking pull over!", I shouted, almost taking the wheel from him.
He grew stern, "You watch your language!", he snapped, but pulled over. I hurled open my car door and bounded into the merging corner of the sidewalk and alley, where the mysterious heap was curled up.
I got closer and grabbed the anonymous snow-fal
Think. Don't Know.Certainty is a plague. Avoid it at all costs. Don't be certain, ever; think, don't know. Crusaders were certain their actions were right; the radical terrorists are certain they were doing good; many criminals are certain they won't get caught. They knew, but didn't think. Think. Ask why. Ask how.Think. Don't Know.6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Don't ever just accept something, follow the evidence. Don't just accept there is evidence, study it, experience it firsthand, if possible. Think. Society stabilizes through doubt, not certainty, knowing leads to not trying, not learning. Knowing isn't really knowing, it's a combination of faith and apathy. Thinking is security, a blend of skepticism and activism, curiosity and caring, initiative and interaction. Don't just trust, justify rationally, and rationalize justly. Trust is good, only if it is trustworthy. Don't just know, think.
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
What's Really ToughWe can split an atomWhat's Really Tough6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can travel to other giant rocks
We can lose ten trillion dollars
We can kill a million people with one well-placed bomb
We can knock down towers with planes, killing thousands
We can fight a hundred wars
We can make fifty religions
We can sustain birth of sextuplet
We can deny science
We can blame science for ignorance
We can sell out arenas for fighting matches
That is all easy, what's really tough, what we can't seem to do, is get along.
CensorshipCensorshipCensorship13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Censorship really blows.
It strives to eliminate games like Grand Theft Auto.
The media needs to get a life
And focus more on what is right.
The FCC won't let Eminem be.
It's also a crime to watch MTV.
Sex is more feared than violence and such,
All to protect ourselves from what?
School dress codes are whack;
Certain outfits are said to distract.
Education is what our great country could use,
So that this issue can no longer confuse.
Popular shows, games, and music are there to entertain.
Shouldn't it be up to us to choose when to refrain?
Read This And Remember.You live life the way you want.Read This And Remember.6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
In life it doesn't matter what people say or do, only what you take from it.
It only matters what you think, it's your life to live
The most important person in your life is you. Remember this.
You will always be there for yourself
Take care of yourself.
Take care of the people that love you, try for you, and hope for you.
To have a friend you must be a friend.
Learn to love and you will love life.
Open your mind, understand
Forgive, never forget
It's life's lessons and pains that teach us
Not everything happens for a certain, predestined reason
It happens so you can learn from it, take from it, and use it for your benefit,
Always keep trying.
Never give up
Never give in
You are a strong person
You will persevere
With love and hope,
Can I Walk With You? :Frerard:You look really nice todayCan I Walk With You? :Frerard:7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Far from nice. Same clothes. Black, black, black. Dull and inconspicuous. He disagreed.
No, really, I mean it
He wished he had his body, that toned, lean body. That body composed of sun-kissed flesh and legs and arms and aaaaaaaabs and tattoos and- and- and everything. Perfect, sexy, oh-so angelic. Wonderful.
Can I walk home wth you?
Oh, God, he could. He could walk him home and maybe...maybe he could pretend to lose his balance along the way and their hands would meet and their skin would touch and he could smell him and they would...they would...
...It's valentines day
He knew that. But it sounded nice, sad almost, when he said it. The sound was like an angel laughing. So sweet and sad and beautiful it was almost golden.
I don't have anyone...to be valentines with
His heart swelled slightly, the blood feeling beautiful and dense inside the organ, the walls of his insi
The meaning of life.. + death?What is the meaning of life?The meaning of life.. + death?6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This is a very good question. Many believe that life has no meaning, that it's all a big joke and we should laugh at it. Ha dee ha ha.
Others believe that life has a very deep significance. For example there is a random God and he put us on Earth as a sort of trial rather than us going to Heaven directly.
A few others believe that the meaning of life is 42.
After many years of deep thought and meditation on this subject, I have come to the startling conclusion that all of the above are in fact wrong, ie life is neither a joke nor a trial from God nor 42, but simply a state of being where if one is not dead, one is alive and is therefore living and that's the meaning of life.
However, this line of thought has lead to an even deeper question which is:
What is the meaning of death?
This is a much more difficult question than the meaning of life. One might think it's a state of being where one is not alive and therefore dead, but if you're
Holier Than Who?I have met, in my opinion, way too many people who refuse to accept new ideas into their life and belief system. Too many people, also, who think critically about any part of their life outside of the material few things that through which they can achieve social acceptance, be it money, status, fame, etc.Holier Than Who?6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I know too many religious people who tell me that I don't know what I am talking about. A few, even, who tell me I am a blasphemer for not accepting their Lord, Jesus the Christ, as my Lord. I don't even personally believe the bro ever existed. Can they not respect my standpoint in these issues? I have never gone to anyone of a different faith and told them, in person, that they are damned for believing what they do. Yet, I have people who look down on me for believing that the cosmos and everything in it are one, and in that, our overall being is the true creator and creation.
They believe in miracles and a man who died for our sins, and a man in the clouds, so to speak, who sees ev
Race Relations: Judicial- Social - Law EnforcementYesterday I posted something asking to give me new subjects to write about. One of the subjects given was about the George Zimmerman verdict and race in the legal system. I assume this person, with respect of the trial and the media charges of how Blacks fit into a system; or perhaps even Latinos but I will be mostly touching on Blacks and towards the end of generalities will touch on Latinos as well.Race Relations: Judicial- Social - Law Enforcement2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
With this particular piece it will be about how other people see Blacks in a judicial, societal and law enforcement view… but also how Blacks see themselves in the context of the judicial system, how society views them and how they feel with respect to law enforcement.
I will first write about the Zimmerman trial and verdict which I expect to be rather short for the most part and then go into the broader situation of both the irony of this trial and race relations as a whole.
George Zimmerman Trial
I originally was not going to pay attention to the trial because I felt that f
The Unfairness of the BailoutsThe Unfairness of the Bailouts3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Though the bank bailouts of 2008 are generally not talked about anymore, they are still an perfect symbol of the way our financial system works, not so much in the fact that these "too big to fail" banks were bailed out in the first place but in the aftermath of the bailouts. Though the banks were bailed out with our tax dollars, the government attached minimal strings at best to the money that was used to keep financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and AIG afloat. Because of the lack of strings attached to the bailout money, big businesses were able to use our tax dollars to give their executives big bonuses. And that is criminally unfair.
Although the bailouts were necessary to prevent further financial destruction, the bailouts represent something incredibly wrong with our financial system. First, the idea of a financial institution becoming so large and connected with so many people around the world that its failure would create widespread chaos. That in and of itself is some
On Both Fascism and SocialismOn Fascism, Socialism and the Objections to EachOn Both Fascism and Socialism1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As someone on the far Left, I often have to deal with people who have complete misconceptions or blame me for an event in history I had no hand in. Or someone goes and tries to insult me, and my neighbour’s cat seems to display more brainpower. Sometimes, people lump me in with Stalinists or Satanists, which is not the case at all. Some even call me a “Commie” and a “Nazi” in the same sentence (which I will smash down shortly here) But it’s also important to understand those on the Right, so as to understand why they believe what they do.
Often someone will say “I hate Communism! I will never forget (insert atrocities committed by the USSR/ China/Korea/Etc.)!” This dialogue often takes the form of the “Stalin Killed 50 Million People Card”, saying “Oh, well, Stalin killed 50 million people, so Communism is evil, oppressive and wrong”. THEY are wrong for a plethora of
Take Me To JailTake me to jail; if you want to make a law limiting what I can say about those crazier than me, take me to jail. I will go peacefully, but only physically. Ill spend my every day in the cell writing and talking more about it; Ill rack up the hours I spend and die there if I must. Take me to jail. If you think a cell will stop me, tale me to jail. I thought we were free. Scare tactics wont affect me; lock me in solitary. Take me to jail. You want to limit art? Take me to jail. A new war will start. The only reason things progress is due to active protest. Lock me up; I will keep going. Take me to jail. People will fight back. Take me to jail. I wont stand for that; freedom for the free, thats you and me, every living thing with a heart and a brain. I wont bow down to something in which I dont agree. Take me to jail. Lock me up. Ill talk, all the time. I wont back down. Ill show you just what freedom means. Locked in that cell,Take Me To Jail6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This