after the hang-overafter the hang-over7 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The 44th president of America after the hang-over
4th Nov America elected Barack Hussein Obama to be the next president of America.
5th Nov Medvedev, the Russian President threatened to deploy missiles in Europe in retaliation to american expansionist plans.
6th Nov an Iraqi woman posted an entry on the internet in a blog She pointed out that Obama was anti-Iraq war in the beginning but gradually shifted to a more ambiguous position as the campaign progressed. She predicts that he will strike a deal with Iran to partition Iraq in Shia, Sunni and Kurd nations. She also reminded that Joe Biden, the vice-president-elect has always been an Israel supporter and due to his influence, Obama also guaranteed Jerusalem to be the capital of undivided Israel.
8th Nov the french president Sarkozy challenged Obama to produce a definite plan in the next 100 days to pull the world out of the financial crisis that America initiated.
This list can go on and on. Point is, even if very much
Ingredients in a cigarette.All of these ingredients are in one cigarette. Now, smokers. Ask yourself. How many of these chemicals have you 1) ever heard of and 2) know the purpose of?Ingredients in a cigarette.5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ask yourself: If these were all in a burger. Would you eat it?
Acetic Acid (Vinegar)
Acetone (Nail Polish Remover)
Almond Bitter Oil
Ammonia (Floor/Toilet Cleaner)
Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic
Angelica Root Extract Oil and Seed Oil
Anise Star Extract and Oils
Apple Juice Concentrate Extract and Skins
Childrens Tears IIThe orphaned, the weakChildrens Tears II7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
the frail and the sick
we support them
with international aid
but when next you go
to the shop down the street
take a look at every child
that you meet.
They say that abuse
starts in the home
and is committed by
people they know
so let us make a vow
right here and now
and remember the tome
Charity starts at home.
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
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
Personality MeshPersonality MeshPersonality Mesh5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Come and take a look at me
Realize what I've become
A product of unending years
Of behaviour codes, formality
Not a mask, but neither me
Visible and unvisible pieces
Of my essence, once so free
To be loved and accepted
I sacrificed my spontaneity!
CONFESSION OF CUTTERSilenceCONFESSION OF CUTTER6 years ago in Other More Like This
As I press the blade
Against my pale skin
The blood flows
From the wounds
Echoing my inner pain
As I feel the knife
Slicing into me
I only deserve pain
As I realize what I've done
I feel accomplishment
As I gaze at the marks upon my skin
People are horrified
Don't understand why
Neither do I
WarsI died that dayWars7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And a thousand more
My entrails splayed
Before the corps
Of friends, and
Those I could not trust
The ones who
Led my life to dust
It shouldnt have
To be this way
But as it is
Ill have this say
The war to end
All wars is near.
And in its wake
We wont be here.
© 2008 Mark Pearce
Media Vs Love.Society has a problem: men and women can't get along as a romantic pairing. Especially ones found in my own age bracket (20-30).Media Vs Love.5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Oftentimes I shall hear girls bewailing their lot and exclaiming over men not respecting them, or having cheated on them. Oftentimes I hear professions of not being concerned with the look of an individual, but merely his/her personality. But when one inspects the situation closely one finds that nine times out of ten they will default to the better-looking chap.
The problem with this primarily lies in the media. It is impressed upon the individual that they have a duty to look as pretty - as stunning - as possible. Being fat is unacceptable, being average is unacceptable. It is impressed upon the individual that they must use beauty products, wear the best clothes, have a certain hairstyle, act a certain way and do certain things in certain ways or - simply - you are not attractive to the opposite sex.
Of course this is all a lie. But the problem is that eve
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,
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
Life's Just A GameIt's just a game,Life's Just A Game8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it's just a game.
We're all going to die anyways.
Play the game,
throw the dice.
We're just going to die.
It's not real,
everything doesn't matter.
It all leads to death.
Be a fool,
and break your heart.
Just throw it in,
it'll be torn apart.
Join your hand in mine,
I'll drag you down with me.
'Cause we're all bound to die.
Sorry We Shot Your Kid...Sorry We Shot Your Kid, But Here's $500Sorry We Shot Your Kid...8 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
For the entire war in Iraq, the press has been kept largely in the dark concerning the number of civilians killed by our forces, and what happened in the aftermath. Now several hundred files posted online reveal some of the true horror while raising questions about lack of compensation.
Here you will find, for example, that when the U.S. drops a bomb that goes awry, lands in an orchard, and does not detonate -- until after a couple of kids go out to take a look -- our military does not feel any moral or legal reason to compensate the family of the dead child because this is, after all, broadly speaking, a "combat situation."
Also: What price (when we do pay) do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers who mistook his book bag for a bomb satchel? Would you believe $500? And when we shoot an Iraqi journalist on a bridge we shell out $2500 to his widow -- but why not the measly $5000 she had requested?
This, and m
Education for AllFor many, education is the keystone of a successful life, but not everyone learns alike. Since everyone learns differently, this spectrum of ways to learn should be a tool in the arsenal of education. Since everyone learns differently, teachers should teach differently; different styles of teaching should be embraced. Since everyone learns differently, there should be multiple paces of learning, more of a hill than steps, five or seven paces of class. Since everyone learns differently, everyone should learn differently.Education for All6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
There are numerous learning style inventories one can take, and numerous outcomes on each inventory. One standardized format could be presented, and from there teaching could be designed around the result of each student. With that, since independence is a commonly respected ideal, electives should be more common, as mandatory classes tend to bog down the system, and sometimes hurt the students who hold minimal interest in the subject. That is not to say that basic clas
Within Your LinesThis is the seed, the catalyst:Within Your Lines6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The dawning of a thought that's kissed
The source of all creation.
The mouth of insperation
And now that we have found it
We can never quit
How will we fill this stage
With ecstasy and rage
With naught but songs
We'll trap the wrongs
To wrought our will
To hold them still
What, herein, shall we create
Within this world of hate
Education DerailedWhen boys become men,Education Derailed4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
still in bodies of boys,
there's a tiny hand pulling the trigger.
Killing with guns
when they're still playing with toys,
troops get smaller as conflict gets bigger.
If they don't grow up now,
they won't get the chance,
Virtue's just a victim of circumstance.
Guns at the ready, men,
open fire they cry.
But they'll cry even harder
for an eight year old martyr
knowing somewhere the system has failed,
now the children are learning to die.
.vigilante.licores.vigilante.7 years ago in Other More Like This
cambaleantes em cena
no jogo das intenções erróneas
cremações ingénuas das perícias
vistas no espelho
das coisas perdidas.
casos armados em carros armadilhados
das polícias dos queixumes.
mais alto em direcção à surdina
e à pequenez.
lâmpada esquecida e
trazida pelo silêncio da luz.
e das mortes que deixámos para trás.
Political LimericksThere once was a man named Bush,Political Limericks9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Whose head was stuck up his tush.
"There's weapons!" he cried,
He weaseled and lied,
Because his brain was made out of moosh.
Two men went to get married,
By parliament the two were harried.
"We have the right!"
They put up a fight,
Until Canada's views were varied.
Bush isn't the one who thinks,
Their routine's still working out kinks.
Sometimes they'll show this,
Did you ever notice?
He stops talking when Cheney drinks.
So the surplus could be bigger,
We could market a Chretien action figure!
With a kung-fu grip,
And a crooked lip,
He'd scare the crap out of Tigger.
The Conservative party is mean,
Harper's heart has yet to be seen.
The liberals forced out,
NDP with no clout,
Next time consider voting Green.
Never The Gold.I want my silver back,Never The Gold.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need to melt it down and forge a new connection
With someone else.
I want all the precious bits of myself
that I so willingly quarried for you.
I want my silver back.
VaseA broken heart can be excavated.Vase2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Damaged tissue can be scrupulously removed
and the cracks can be sealed
with the molten trails of gold solidified.
The upturned cavity,
once proofed against further damage,
can become a pulsing vase for tulips,
because even though your heart has been broken
it is still valuable beyond comparison.
Another DayTonight's sky is a fiber-optic forestAnother Day2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for us to lose our minds in,
for hopes to become the cloudscape
and for dancing to become the norm.
Tonight's moon is a promise made
to us to keep our dreams within,
for us to build a starlit staircase
and unlock that gilded cage.
Tonight's dusk is a champagne toast
for us to drown our sorrows in
and the reminder that tomorrow
our lives go supernovicly astray.
LoveLove is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.Love6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You Need A New MusePoets, if your muse smells like eggnog, boiled eggs, fresh eggs,You Need A New Muse2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
or any sort of egg at all: get a new muse. If your muse makes sounds-
chomping or mewing, smacking, or worse, slurping - when she eats
animal crackers: you need a new muse. If she’s that sloppy gal that
downs a pint and hollers, “Freebird” at the bar, you know where I’m going with this:
you need a new muse. And trust me, pudding, when your muse misquotes
Bill Cosby while eating jello, you're going to wish you had gotten yourself
that new muse.
If she begins to insist on beginning debates with “irregardless,”
you won't need a dictionary to tell that you need a new muse. Even brings
to question your rhyme scheme or does not know how to tell you
she set the table in iambic pentameter, seriously, you need
a new muse. If you can’t get her to write you letters, but can’t break her
from sending four-page texts, then it’s time to call in a new muse. If she doesn’t know