Screams From VietnamBaby, those dark circles under your eyesScreams From Vietnam2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Don't look good on you at all
The funeral is over
The war is gone
Why are you still screamin' in the night?
Baby, just ignore the people
Throwing trash at you
They don't know what you've been through
Stop looking at your hands
There's no blood on them anymore
Everything's fallin' in
Those concert sidewalks are turnin' into jungles
You can barely breath
As you watch your
Comrade's blood fall before you
Wake up wake up
There's no blood on your hands anymore
The funeral is over
The war is gone
Why are you still screamin' in the night?
I can't see you in this concert jungle
I think its funny
How no one saw your glazed over eyes
When you got that shiny little thing
Because its just something for your
Haunted memories to collect dust on
The funeral is over
The war is gone
Memories of VietnamMy friends all said "Don't go there it will only bring you tears."Memories of Vietnam9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I couldn't believe how right they were even after all these years.
I looked upon the wall; saw the faces in the stone,
The faces of young men yearning to come home.
I looked upon the wall and relived that horrid night.
When the Vietcong attacked and I fought my first true fight,
I still hear the sounds of the bullets whistling by.
I still see the blasts and I watch my buddies die.
Those were men my brethren, their courage passed the test,
In that fight for freedom they found eternal rest.
I remember to this moment every second of that day,
As the Vietcong came charging and took my friends away.
I never will forget until the day I reach the grave.
All my comrades fallen whose lives I could not save.
If I look into the wall this is what I'll see.
My memories of my days in 'Nam will be forever haunting me.
Every night I lay in bed and too the lord I pray.
"Please watch and protect those men who aren't with us here today."
'Give up' on the Constitution?!'Give up' on the Constitution?!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
The New York Times just ran an editorial, "Let's Give Up On The Constitution." I don't think this effort can be considered some kind of anomaly. Virtually all of the media campaign for gun restrictions is based on precisely the idea that the Constitution has no relevance for public policy. So I see this article written by the professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University, Louis Michael Seidman, as simply cover for what is already going on.
"Imagine that after careful study a government official — say, the president or one of the party leaders in Congress — reaches a considered judgment that a particular course of action is best for the country. Suddenly, someone bursts into the room with new information: a group of white propertied men who have been dead for two centuries, knew nothing of our present situation, acted illegally under existing law and thought it was fine to own slaves might have disagreed with this course of action. Is it even remotely rational that the offici
The Best Night Ever - Missing SceneThe night was young and the stars were just coming out. The royal city of Canterlot glistened in the light of the moon and the stars. Tonight perhaps more than any other night, this city was a centre for Equestrian society.The Best Night Ever - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For this night, was the Grand Galloping Gala. One of the most anticipated events of the year. Everypony worth their salt wanted to be invited to this prestigious event. A time when the elite of Canterlot gathered in one place. Those found at this celebration truly were the best of the best. The cream of the crop. An event that any single person would give their own right hoof to be a part of.
And he hated every minute of it.
Shining Armour, Captain of the Equestrian royal guard, stood there, decked in his usual purple armour, alongside two of his guardsmen, both unicorns, and watched the new arrivals to the party step up the city steps one by one. It was among his duties as captain to oversee that security for such a newsworthy event ran smoothly. Of course as the c
I Am the 99 PercentI was a near 4.0 student in high school.I Am the 99 Percent4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
By age 17 had already served my country as a civil servant twice as a Congressional and State Senate Page.
Since as long as I can remember I've wanted to be an Astronaut.
So I worked hard and with the support of my family and a letter from my Congressman, got accepted into a good college to study Aerospace Engineering.
I've studied hard, and thanks to the government's FAFSA loan program and a some help from my family have been able to go to school for four years without a private loan.
My grades aren't great, but I love what I wanna do too much to give up when things get tough.
I've never expected help from anybody, and have always been willing to make it on my own steam if I have to, but I appreciate all the help I can get, and will take any advantage I find.
My parents worked hard their entire lives and have always lived within their means.
When the company my dad had worked for folded, he started his own business at 55 and thanks to years of
Vision of Love - BB+Terra FFicIt had only been a few days, but it still wasn't enough time to treat the hurt that lingered inside Beastboy's heart after discovering that Terra was revived, but didn't remember him, or her life as a Teen Titan. Even all the recent fights against their biggest villains couldn't help the changeling forget his love.Vision of Love - BB+Terra FFic4 years ago in Settings More Like This
As the Titans finished dinner, Robin asked Cyborg and Beastboy if they wanted to race him in a game of Vert Racer, but only Cyborg accepted the challenge.
Noticing a small look of disappointment on Beastboy's face, Robin asked again, "Hey Beastboy, you wanna play too?"
"Huh?" he asked not paying attention. "Oh, no thanks guys, I'm not really in the mood."
"You sure man?" Cyborg asked again. "Or are you just sayin' that because you know I'll kick yo' butt?"
Angrily, Beastboy shouted, "NO! I JUST DON'T WANNA PLAY! WHY CAN'T YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT?"
Everyone looked at Beastboy with complete shock, as they had never seen him act this way before.
It took Robin a few seconds to
I Pledge AllegianceI pledge allegiance to no flagI Pledge Allegiance4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Of any country it could represent,
Nor any republic, for which it may stand,
Any nation, in existence,
May be lived in without doing so.
I do pledge allegiance to good causes
And to the betterment of society,
To work that helps all people,
Humanity, and perseverance,
And to a better tomorrow.
Climate Change Resource PageClimate Change Resource Page - (updated as recently as 17 Dec 2012, with 16 new sites linked)Climate Change Resource Page4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I've wrestled with an opening to this piece for the last week, and I've finally decided to just go ahead and lay it all out for those who wish to make use of it.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of climate-change science is serious lacking for a lot of reasons. Those reasons, however, are NOT what the True Believers in 'man-made' global warming would have you believe.
A lot of people on this site believe that things are not as dire as the heavily politicized IPCC and those governments which back it, would have us believe. Most of you do not really have the time to find the information you need to counter the often scientifically illiterate responses you get from those who would blame the human race, and more specifically the Right / Conservatives / Christians / the US / White people, for what we believe is just another phase in half a billion years of climate change.
They are the ones who, fo
Oath of PeaceI pledge my undying service to my Prime and the Autobot cause.Oath of Peace2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I shall devote my spark to achieving our goal of galactic peace,
even if I must give up my life.
I will defend the weak and helpless.
And remove any threats from the planet that which we protect.
Til All Are One.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Friendship is MagicMighty Morphin Power Rangers - Friendship is Magic5 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Day of the Incident
Within the lively, and youthful hall of the Angel grove fitness center, a weekly, hour long karate class was taking place. Leading the class were Jason Lee Scott and Tommy Oliver, two of the most skilled and respected martial artists in all of Angel grove. In the large group of students was their intelligent student, and close friend, Billy Cranston. Accompanying that was a neighboring tai chi class. Lead by Trini Trang, who was good friends with the boys. At the entrance of the fitness center, Zack Taylor, and Kimberly Hart had just walked in soaked to the bone from the storm that was pouring down on the city. Zack looked to his companion, while they both dried their hairs.
Zack: “Man, This is like the 3rd, or 4th day that it’s rained in row.”
Kim: “All, this water, and drying my hair with a towel cannot be good for my hair.”
Zack: “Yeah, That’s what you said about the helmets, and all.”
The Sinners - 04The Sinners - 044 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Una semana Después"
Una semana después de la visita de Súper Chica, todo estaba normal en Jump City. Esa tarde, los trabajadores salían ansiosos a su hora de comer, para recobrar energías y luego volver al trabajo una vez más. Los niños salían rápidamente de sus escuelas, emocionados por jugar un poco antes de ir a casa, comer y tener que hacer la tarea. Los autos se movían con tranquilidad por las calles, junto con los autobuses y motocicletas, al mismo ritmo que los peatones en la acera. Las luces de los semáforos cambiaban en su eterno ciclo de verde, amarillo y rojo, una brisa ligera soplaba, las nubes se movían lentamente en el cielo, y una fuerte explosión se suscitaba en el Banco Principal de Jump City, cubriendo todo el interior con una densa neblina verdosa, que de inmediato comenzó a hacer que todos los cli
MLP - Unicorn Combat SpellsIron HoofMLP - Unicorn Combat Spells3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The user focuses magic into the hooves which reinforces their hardness and increases physical damage.
An advanced technique that requires exceptional efficiency in focusing magic.
The user focuses magic into the hooves where, upon impact, it transfers into the target and causes internal trauma.
Allowing a hoof strike to bypass armor and cause immediate damage from the inside.
Magic Hoof Blades
A very advanced technique that requires significant magic capacity and exceptional efficiency in focusing magic.
The user focuses magic into the hooves and then forms them into blades that are capable of cutting through soild objects.
The user focuses their magic into a ball of energy which is then formed into needles and propelled at the target.
Magic Needle Burst
The user can also make the energy ball explode into multiple needles at once for a wide-area and multiple-target attack.
Magic Needle Bomb
The user focuses their magic into a ball of energy and shoots
Canaan Part 1Canaan Part 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
In the beginning the gods and I decided to create other beings. We debated on how they should act, how their mortality is handled, and in what conditions can they live. Each god was given an assignment on what to handle. Of course I gave everyone their duties and led the order of creation. The creation began with the formation of the Earth but was formless and empty.
El: Let there be light!!! It looks good. Now I will form darkness and it will be separate from the light. The light shall be called day and the Dark will be called night. We will create more as the days pass since it will set a precedent of time for our creation. Each day will repeat to create order.
Baal: Father, we must create land and water so there will be livable space for these beings. If you expect order then we must do this.
El: You are right my son. This will be done in the second day. Gather the other gods so we may create all of these living beings.
And so the first day passed. A very short day to be honest. Loo
Designing a MiracleApril 14th, 2019: New Shepard, TexasDesigning a Miracle4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Lauri and Mona sat in the waiting room of the local Fertility Institute ready to make the biggest decision of their lives, and all either could do was hold onto the other's hands in the cold and crowded waiting room, watching countless other perspective parents come and go. Some looked elated, others simply looked just as anxious as they did.
"Lauri and Mona Flores," an older nurse called out, "Dr. Chella will see you now."
Mona was the first to rise, still clutching her wife's hand as if to pull her up with her. The two had talked about this for more than three years; first with idle, "have you ever thought about"s, then moving into more serious, "do you think we're ready"s, and finally the dry, but easily most crucial, "can we afford it?"s.
The hall was decorated with OLED displays each cycling though images of how the process is done, while other simply showed happy clients with their new children.
DW 2012: Day 5-WWIIWith tears in her eyes, Deryn sank into the ashes that layered the ground. Six long years, and in that time, millions had died. Misery had crept into every home, every heart, every human. It had slowly strangled the life and light out of all that most had held dear, but Deryn had been one of the inconceivably lucky. Her husband, daughter, and son had all survived. Sometimes she wondered if this had been more of a curse than a blessing, leaving them to remember everything they had seen and done, to see the faces of the dead in their sleep for years to come? With a shudder, she pressed her hand into a pile of ash by a crossbeam.DW 2012: Day 5-WWII3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yes, her husband and her daughter and her son had all survived. But her brother, the one person who had known her since birth, was gone. Gone forever, and not even because he had been fighting. With his broken leg and his twisted walk, he couldn't fight anywhere. No, he had been taken from his sister by an aerial bomb. He and his wife and his three young daughter
TTNG: Alliance chpt 5.2TTNG: Alliance chpt 5.25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Following Ferio's call, all the titans plus Tito attacked head on. The girls reacted by dodging their attacks but barely.
"Quick give the baby to me!" Boulder instructed Violet Ray as she quickly carefully handed in the baby into Boulder's arms. "You and Hammer just try to hold them off while I'll stash him somewhere!"
"Got it!" Violet replied as she stopped the attacks by creating tentacle-like rope of her energy source where her arms are and dismantled them.
Meanwhile, Boulder made a dash for it carrying the baby while turning herself into her metal form to pick up a faster pace. Ferio notices her running down to another area of the factory and motions Tito to come with him as they both flew off to follow her track.
Violet Ray managed to disable Team B's attacks a few times but immediately was caught off guard as one of Sparrow's gadgets hit Violet, setting them off and causing a minor explosion which had Violet being thrown off from the ground. She lands on her back with a gasp rupt
Gender-bending squirrel "Mr. Sharp please report to my laboratory at 300'o'clock"Dr.Barlow's voice from a message lizardGender-bending squirrel3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Aye ma'am, end message" when the message lizard scampered back inside the ship Deryn sighed and collected her things in her knapsack "Why does everyone always want me Mr. Sharp feed the fleche bats...Mr. Sharp get Mr.Newkirk he seems to be dangling from the side of the ship again" then she realized Bovril was with Alek and she was talking to herself.
Walking through the corridors of the Leviathan she felt...Odd. The doctor had been in a fantastic mood here lately, Count Volger has hardly been threatening to revile her secret anymore, and Alek had been acting weird. Like whenever she got off duty he was there to walk her to lunch, dinner, her cabin, and it was like he was always there. For example when she tripped in the engine room the other day he was there to catch her before she even hit the ground. Maybe he knew-no that's crazy!
My Rejected Creepypasta Entry of The Angry BeaversThe Nickelodeon cartoon show, The Angry Beavers, which aired from 1997-2001, had an episode that was unfinished and was never to be aired or seen in public resulting the show to be cancelled, and that, in question, was "Bye Bye Beavers."My Rejected Creepypasta Entry of The Angry Beavers2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
However, that episode didn't cause the series to be cancelled. In early-2004, as I was recording the Nickelodeon sister channel, Nicktoons on my VCR, they aired an episode, that was made by Genndy Tartakovsky, the person behind Dexter's Laboratory, Hotel Transylvania, and Samurai Jack. It was entitled, "Death of the Beavers."
In 2001, when Genndy Tartakovsky left Cartoon Network, the creator of The Angry Beavers, Mitch Scaurer, met with him and said if he could make the episode, "Death of the Beavers." This resulting a cancellation for the show on Nickelodeon.
I browsed through my VHS collection, and what I had was an unaired episode of The Angry Beavers as we know it. I looked at the sticker label of the tape, it was scribble writing done in black sha
Naruko Uzumaki - Chapter 1Naruko Uzumaki - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So it was a normal day in Konoha's academy
When Iruka sensei was questioning the class as usual the classroom door was opened by someone … A girl came out and I was shocked when I saw her , the reason is that she looked like me .. She had blue eyes and long blond hair, she put her hair in two ponytails which looks cute on her.
"Is this um... Iruka's class?" The Blond Girl Asked
"Yes … so you are the new girl aren't you?" Said Iruka
"Yes I am" The Blond Girl replied
"Then please come in and introduce yourself" Said Iruka
"Okay, My name is Naruko Uzumaki and I'm 13 years old" Said Naruko
Then all the class looked at me and then back to Naruko .. I can understand why
"Wait how she can be an Uzumaki?! I'm the only Uzumaki here Believe it!!" Said Naruto
"I think you should calm down a little bit Naruto" Said …
"Hmm? Oh hey old man" Said Naruto
"Welcome Mr. Hokage, is there something wrong?" Said Iruka
"The new student .." Said The Hokage
"What about her?"
DALEK week: WWIIDeryn watched as Alek flipped through the newspaper.DALEK week: WWII3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Well?" she asked
"Nothing," he began half relived and half disappointed they didn't get to deal with the matter their selves. "Apparently they were able the 'deal' with the man."
"Deal?" she hoped that Hilter or Hilfiger guy got what he deserved.
"Well a group of men and women for Jewish rights jumped him and he lost his followers "
"Good," Alek's response brought a smile to Deryn's face. "Anybody willing enough to take away someone's rights like that should get a good pounding! Too bad I wasn't there to give it to him myself!" To this Alek chuckled at his wife before returning to some book about political blether or mathematical equations or a how to guide to Clanker engines, and all was well in 1938.
American HeartAmerica sat in at his desk with his head in his hands. He'd just listened to a recent speech his boss had given. And now his usual jovial personality was replaced by a deep distress.American Heart4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
His boss had already denied his existence, this shouldn't hurt him much more but it did.
Had he, America, not been able to stand on his own two feet for over two hundred years? Not only that, but he started by kicking Englands butt! Even though America meant no ill will towards England (he was just fun to pick on) he didn't think he really needed his help! Didn't America kick him out because he didn't want his help anymore? Americans are fully capable of doing heavy lifting, when weren't we? And when we are in over our heads, we never bow our head. We keep them up and except help.
America grimaced. Yeah, maybe he'd been a little overbearing a little over the top. But no!
+APH+ History of US-CAN Part 6 ▬1867▬+APH+ History of US-CAN Part 65 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
APH: A History of Canada US relationships --> PART 6
'I need to see my brother' this lone thought resonated in Alfred's mind during his whole journey. 'I need to see he is alive and well'. He marched on, steadily, with a certain determination visible in his step. His head held high, his shoulders straight, ignoring his still sensitive ribs, Alfred led his troops by foot over to his brother's territory.
They travelled day and night until finally, on the 7th day, t
Dalek Week 5: WW II: 2012His Imperial Highness Aleksandar Ferdinand-Chotek von Hapsburg-Hohenberg, Prince of Hohenberg, Emperor of the Amalgamated Austro-Hungarian Empire gazed around at his closest counsellors and confidantes; reflecting on all that had been achieved from the ending of the First Great War till now. He was proud of the peace and stability that had come about, so much of it by the efforts of himself and Midshipman Sharp; prouder still of the sanctuary he had made of his empire and proudest of all that he had made Deryn Sharp his wife. He owed so much to her. There were the palpable facts, the stuff of biographies, broadsheets and the bawdy press across the world: how being taken hostage by the young middy had saved all their lives in the mountains; the times she'd accompanied him into danger; the daring escapes and rescues she'd engineered for him; the Ottoman revolt they'd inspired and only survived by being by each other's side and so much more. Yes; it was inescapably true that there would bDalek Week 5: WW II: 20123 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Una navidad con Naruto. Capitulo finalUna navidad con Naruto. Capitulo final3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Capítulo V (Final)
Las luces de navidad titilaban pausadamente adornando el gran árbol de navidad que se encontraba en la plaza central de Konoha. La verdadera navidad estaba a la vuelta de la esquina, faltaban tan solo una hora para que las agujas del reloj marcaran las doce de la noche. Habíamos finalizado la hora de la cena, cuando ambas parejas salimos del restaurante donde habíamos ingresado una hora y media atrás, nos habíamos quedado un buen tiempo, ya que luego de comer pedimos el postre y comenzamos a hablar de diversas anécdotas, vivencias etcétera, hasta que finalmente concluimos con una pequeña taza de café.
Con el estómago lleno nos dirigimos hacia la plaza central, donde una hora después debíamos encontrarnos con las demás parejas, caminamos juntos, Sasuke tomando de la mano a Sakura, y yo a la par de Naruto, mientras que él intentaba tímidamente tomarme de la mano, como lo hacia fácil