A Lutheran's PraiseI'm weak and broken.A Lutheran's Praise6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm frailer than you.
Strong as the strongest.
I'm stronger than you.
I'm strong because He is strong.
I'm strong because I love Him.
I'm strong because I fear His wrath.
You are weak,
Weaker than me.
You are weak because you do not know Him.
You are lost and cannot be found.
He finds you.
He knows you.
You are found because He loves you.
We are strong because He knows us.
He is kind,
Kinder than me.
He is strong,
Stronger than me.
He knows all.
He saves all who save themselves.
Salvation! Salvation! Salvation!
All hail to Him who saved the weak!
Little LemmingLittle lemming, lemme in, lemme inLittle Lemming7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin
I'm not a big bad wolf and you're not a little pig
So just open up your door, quit being such a prig
No, I'm sorry, but I'm a little indisposed
which is why you can't come in and the door is staying closed
Listen, little lemming, just a second then I'll go
You're probably a salesman so my answer still is no
Little lemming, little lemming, please just let me in
No! Now my patience is starting to wear thin
You keep standing at my door, yammering and talking
I say go away and still you keep on knocking
Sorry little lemming, I know I am a boor
But I won't go away until you open up that door!
I know what you did, how you let those lemmings die
You led them off a cliff by claiming they could fly
Now little lemming, lemme in, lemme in
So I can serve you this subpoena to make you pay for that sin!
Seven Legacies: chapter 1Nearing Death:Seven Legacies: chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When my story began, I was a normal eighteen year old. No. I was a boring teen, ruled by my strict morals. I was in college studying to become a psychologist. I never guessed the trials that would soon await me. I thought I would live quite a while after graduating from college and obtaining my degree. I was quite wrong. I would have been lucky to even come close to graduation. My fate was quickly approaching.
I remember the last week before I faced the seven legacies. It began as usual, I suppose. I had just finished my first semester of college, so I was on vacation. It was Christmas; I had cleaned up pretty nicely. I had gotten everything I asked for, not that it had been much, even after recently buying my first car. I looked at my car as if it was a God-given gift.
I started the day by picking up my grandmother from he
The Seven Legacies: PrologueThe Seven Legacies of HeavenThe Seven Legacies: Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It has long been said that there are seven trials in which people must attempt to pass after death. These trials, called the seven legacies, determine fate after death. Not only do they do such, they get consecutively harder. The first trial, which many are able to successfully pass, is like the dim candle of a birthday cake being held against a massive forest fire when compared to the last. Most people cannot even see the gate to the final legacy, let alone the fifth, as they die before they can get that far. Death within the seven legacies is how fate is decided. Depending on the point where one dies, one of eight various afterlives will await.
The afterlives improve significantly as a person progresses through the legacies. The first legacy, the easiest trial to pass, is the gate to hell. If someone is to die within the first legacy, hell's arms will
HerHer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Always there for comfort,
always here when needed,
Happiness wells from inside,
Happiness from the deepest recesses,
Yearning for contact,
Yearning for attention,
Smiles from ear to ear,
Smiles inside and out,
Hurt pervades now,
Hurt consumes all,
Jealousy is an affliction,
Jealousy to the innermost core,
Anger fueled actions,
Dragon Sage - Chapter 1Dragon Sage - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ryu stared at the iridescent orb that rested in the case before him. Its fierce black glow, like an onyx-colored flame, was hypnotic. As he examined the orb he noticed a crack that had never been there before. He knew if his family discovered the deep crack in their priceless heirloom, he would be brutally punished.
The orb had been owned by Ryu's family for centuries, long enough that its history was almost completely lost. All that was known about the orb was its age, value, and the need to keep it in darkness. Everyone who had seen it believed that it was an immense black pearl. However, there was an illogical rumor that it was in fact a dragon's egg. Dragons had been extinct for at least an eon, and the orb was much too large to be an egg, being nearly two feet in diameter. Not to mention, the egg would have decayed over the time it was owned by Ryu's family, whom had kept it in the d
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDFOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was
walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky
flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him,
and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he
looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that
many times along the path of his life there was only one
set of footprints. He also noticed that this happened at the
very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD
about it. "LORD, you said that once I decided to follw you,
you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that
during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only
one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed
you the most, you would leave me.
The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you
and would nev
Black Wings 1AltheaBlack Wings 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She sat all alone at the lunch table yet again. It had been a whole year since her boyfriend: Max had dumped her for a more attractive girl in the school. She had been totally in love with the tall blonde with a perfect smile. Now she was left high and dry with no friends around save for Maria who now approached with a paper bagged lunch. Maria was a very pretty brunette with bright, friendly hazel eyes. But sadly she was a victim of the high school social structure causing her to fall into the same group as Althea was put under: Freaks. There were often days they would be picked on mercilessly for weeks on end. But both girls were thankful it was senior year and they wouldn't have to see anyone but each other ever again. Althea was just as pretty as her best friend. With her long raven colored hair and hypnotic silver eyes she was almost Princess like. But Althea would deny all this now due to the still bleeding wound upon her heart. Max had left a deep gash on her and due to t
Dragon Sage - prologueDragon Sage - prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Excerpt from the Book of Imperial History:
(Written under the reign of Emperor Yutaka - 1389 A.U.*)
...our land was filled with wondrous creatures, creatures most would assume to be pure children's tales. There were griffins, chimeras, among others; but perhaps the most impressive were the mighty dragons. They were a rather docile beast hunted to near extinction by many, due to their ferocious looks and the value of their scales. The remaining dragons have become elusive and timid creatures, which will fight to protect their young, even if it means sacrificing themselves to do so.
Dragons have long been a symbol of the Empire's peace and sovereignty, and thus protected by the decree of the royal house since the unification of our glorious Empire. Many scholars have studied these wondrous beasts and have taught us much about them. From these reports we have learned that dragons lay eggs that are about two a
My PainMy Pain3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I watch as you fall down
You call his name
It is him you want
And not me
Allowing me to feel pain
You don't know it
But you hold my heart
How could I have known?
The pain you felt
When I threw that Rose
Am I not good enough?
It was then I chose
To ask you my thought
Am I not good enough?
My question brought
Your attention and so
I ask you once more
Am I not good enough?
Ode to Hermitchild...Keystroke Friendship.Ode to Hermitchild...7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes I forget you
are as far away as you are
on the last settlement
before the ice
on top of the world
so my imagination strays
all the way across the sea
and back again
with you in tow
simply to put my arm
through yours and take you
walking through winter
into the spring where
I tell you everything
that has ever happened
to me all over again sometimes
you reply sometimes not
to point out skylarks
from the grass before you
tell me the prints in the mud
belong to our wolves
not to dogs
I begin to realise
as the sun goes down
and five in the afternoon
rolls around to spite
bringing us closer
letting your arm go
I am glad I can't watch
you vanish into the snow.
He Made it HimselfHallowe'en was approaching and all the cubs of Hudson Elementary School were excited to see the announcement on the school's bulletin board:He Made it Himself7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Win a bag of lemon-flavored lemmings
for the most creative costume of the year
Dress up as your favorite monster,
movie character or mythological figure!
Wear your costume to school on Friday
for the lunchtime Hallowe'en party
"Wow!" said Berg. "I'm gonna be a pirate! No, a cowboy! How about you Cousin H?"
Little Homie Bear replied, "I don't know- how can I choose? I have this cool book at home of all these mythological creatures, I think I will be something from that."
"Like a dragon or something?"
"Yeah, something like that."
"Ooh, ooh, how about a troll or a demon or a zombie? I changed my mind I'm not gonna be a cowboy I'm gonna be a vampire! No, a ghost! I mean, a werewolf. Yeah . . ."
Little Homie Bear left Berg to his quandary and wandered home, deep in thought. He didn't even stop to chase all the little seals who all took
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?2 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
Walking on Thin Ice Ch. 5Walking on Thin Ice Ch. 58 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Walking on Thin Ice
That's what he called you that day. Snowflake.
You'd thought nothing of it at the time. It was Jack, after all. He probably called lots of children Snowflake...
But it was after that day...after the evening you'd spent together...that you realised just how endearing the pet name was...
Jack Frost could do many things...But one thing always warmed your heart.
He made snowflakes by hand.
Each was precious.
And no two were alike.
And you realised then...
That's what you were to him. A precious little twinkle unlike any other.
A special little twinkle.
His little twinkle.
The tear that rolled down your cheek was wet. And cold.
But this lone, cold tear didn't signify sadness.
Wondering...Most nights I lay wondering.Wondering...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Will I meet the one that's meant for me?
The one that's supposed to be my one and only,
The one that will hold me close, no matter what,
The one that will love me for me?
In the mornings I ponder.
Will I have a home to live in,
A place to call my own?
With dramatic stairways, casual decor,
And room for all of my family?
During the day I ask myself.
Will I find the job I seek?
Will I be in an office or work from home?
Is it the one I see myself in now,
Or one that I will later discover?
In the afternoons I tell myself.
One day you'll find your true love.
He'll give you the family you've always dreamed of.
You'll get the job that best suits you,
No matter when and where.
But before I get ahead of myself,
It's time for bed again.
I'll lie down and begin to wonder,
Will it ever be? And when?
I will not wait forever.
Black Wings 2JamesBlack Wings 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
James let out a huff of disgust as he watched the ratty looking men run from him. They were repulsive things. Their aura was sickening with all the twisted colors they gave off. He saw the girl had a purer aura and wasn't about to let those creatures taint it. He turned to the girl he saved to see her staring at him in amazement not fear not disgust but honest curiosity. It had been a while since he had seen a kind face. He remained neutral as he motioned for her to come closer. She hesitantly did so and he took her chin in a firm but semi-gentle grip. He tilted her head so he could see her throat better. She gasped but did not resist him something else he hadn't seen in a while. It was a shallow wound that the thugs had inflicted easily sorted with a small healing spell. But just as he was about to summon the chant, the wound zipped itself shut on its own. Startled, he blinked before tilting her head slightly in every direction. She did as his hand comma
Winter's Embrace Chapter 1 Part 2Darcy's whole body was in a state of shock, she was speechless. Staring at him ,never taking her eyes away from him with her eyes wide open in surprise. A small gasp escaped her lips "Y..Y-your!!" She shutters. She slowly pushes herself off her seat,standing up to turn him,staring at him. "How....How...You just.." she muttered to herself,looking down for a moment to get her thoughts straight. She looked up at him "your really him.....your really Jack Frost?.." she said quietly questioned, looking at him a bright smile sneaked onto her face. "Your really him! JACK FROST!!!" She yelled with joy, excitement building up in her. She couldn't believe it well she could,but she just couldn't get over the fact that he was Jack Frost, the winter spirit Jack Frost. She felt so happy and relieved that he was real, that for once she knows that the stories she heard of are true, that there was some magic in this world after all. She laughed joyfully to herself, trying her best not to jump for joy, fWinter's Embrace Chapter 1 Part 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
inuyasha lovers pt 6Its been 2 years since you left inuyasha and only have seen him a couple times last year you went rouge on love and live alone but since you know how to fight you dont get so scared when you hear a noise in your house. Its your 18th birthday and you go to celebrate it alone 'guess mom doesnt wanna call me this year either' you walk down the street and sees a man that looks like miroku and stop in your tracks as he passes you he smirks then covers our mouth with a rag and you try to struggle then he whispers in your ear "dont worry ___ your safe" you slowly become weak and fall asleep. You wake up and look around "ugh it was a dream..." you start to say then shippo jumps in your face "oh guess your finally awake" you look at him shocked then scream and he falls back then you get up and run out 'that was not him it couldnt have been im home im...' you stop and look around in horror 'im in the village in the fudeal era?!' "ah so you have awaken" you turn around and see miroku "so it was yinuyasha lovers pt 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Love Is Art Chapter: 11-The Next Day-Love Is Art Chapter: 113 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yami woke up and looked to the sky. He really wasn't sure what to do from here. He wanted you back and was willing to try anything to do it. He went to Yugi's place, he always had good ideas. Yami knocked on the door and Yugi answered.
"Hey Yami, what's up?" Yugi greeted.
Yugi reconized that saddened expression. Yugi showed Yami in and asked him what was going on. Yami told him about your "new direction" and how it worried him. Although Yugi was not one to dislike change. Yugi made a good point.
"You know that this is not what she really wants to do," Yugi started, " You need to show her that her original style is what the world needs. Take her out to dinner and show her what her style has to offer the world."
Yami agreed and dashed out and began getting things ready for tonight.
-Later that night-
Yami dressed in his best clothes and on his way out he looked at your Love Is Art piece.
"Don't worry, I will get you back to your old self in no time." Yami thought on his wa
Edward elric x readerYou walked down the halls of central hospital with 1st Lt.Riza Hawkeye you have only been in the military for 7 months you became a state alchemist and raised to 3rd lieutenant under your brother Roy Mustang, yes you were his little sister and there was a huge age gap between you two fifteen years to be exact and at times you were more of an adult than he is at times, but you still loved him. You were stationed at central just a couple of weeks ago and a week after you were stationed you heard that Havoc and Roy fought a homoculus named Lust and it critically injured them both but Roy managed to finished it off but you were still worried about Roy.You and Riza made your way to their room Riza opened the door and the first thing you heard Roy and Havoc arguing you sweatdropped and Riza mushroomed sighed, Roy and Jean turned their heads to you and Hawkeye "(Name) What are you doing here in Central your suppose to be in the Eastern quarters?"Roy asked you smirked "I got transferred her atEdward elric x reader10 months ago in Settings More Like This