You Live to DieYou Live to DieYou Live to Die5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By Kyle Brooks
We come into this Earth
And immediately follow set paths
Paths that were determined ever since we've existed
Paths that tell you how to live your one life
For ever since you can remember
You learned how to talk
Only to say the wrong things
You learned how to walk
Only to be told where you can't go
You played only to lose
You played only to win
You followed only to lead
You led only to follow
You were taught not to judge
Only to be judged
You wished to be
Only to not succeed
You lived only to die
You must break out of the line
And create your own path,
Only as the way you see it
Build your life as you want it
Not how others make it
Don't let others judge
There is no right or wrong
Good or evil
For everything exists
Yet nothing exists
Everything is subjective
Why Writers Should Watch TVWhy Writers Should Watch TV6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Ive heard the argument that writers shouldnt watch TV and movies because that will inundate them with all the cliché plots and characters out there and somehow brainwash them into not being able to create an original story.
Me: *blank stare*
First of all, there is absolutely nothing new under the sun. Therefore, it is impossible to create something totally unique and original no matter how many bad movies you see. Furthermore, the more story lines that enter your brain, the more you realize just how unique or not your own story is.
Most importantly, an original story is not a new story. It is simply taking a common idea and combining it with other common ideas to create a new and fresh sequence of otherwise common ideas.
Think of stories like cookies. All the different types of cookies represent different types of genres and plots. Ingredients like chocolate chips and nuts represent c
secrets1.secrets7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you secretly want her faults so
you can have something to say
you were like her, you have
something of hers. only
i think her faults skipped you
and went straight to me. i
like to collect things i'll
never touch again, collect thoughts
and collect pasts only to
stash them in the cupboard
so i dont open the doors.
its the silences in between
that makes me think of her. and
i think of her everyday
i do i do. i even started
wearing her pocket watch
again because it makes me
feel like im doing something
i know you deserved
half of me
remember the days i was
lonely and i was terrible and
i was mean and i was.
i was not your
i was not i was not and im
sorry, so so sorry.
you dont need to shout for
me to listen. i'll listen
even if you
whisper. even if you
say nothing at all.
i like to keep secrets and i
guess im like my grandma, li
Loving You Isn't EnoughIm sorry that Im not the prettiest girl in the worldLoving You Isn't Enough7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And that my face isnt under so much make up that you cant see the real me
Im sorry that my clothes dont fit so tight I cant breath
Or that they show a lot of skin
Im sorry that Im not anorexic enough for you
Or that I dont have big breasts
And Im sorry that I dont always look good
Im sorry that I dont move the way you want me to
Or agree with everything I say or do everything you tell me to
Im sorry Im not the little hooker that you friends want me to be
And Im sorry that I dont like it when you flirt with other girls
Im sorry that I dont like you all over me
Im sorry I dont like getting high and or drunk
Im sorry that I wont have sex with you because Im not ready
And Im sorry that I get moody and depressed
Im sorry that I ever cared
Cared if you care
And hurt myself to get
L4D2: 7 Things I Hate About NEYaoi was bad enough in all the animes. It stretched; like a taffy maker, and finally slipped into the uber-gory L4D2. Now, my head explodes. I'd reason more, so I will reason more.L4D2: 7 Things I Hate About NE4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Okay, there are many reasons why Nellis (CREATIVITY POINTS: -5) bugs me. Okay, let's think. If you still can't grasp the concept of the uber-retardedness of this couple, please read on. If you already did, I like to rant, so JUST READ WITH THEM.
1. What are the chances of a gambler and a hick even meeting each other. I'm okay with bubbly/mad pairings (Zoey/Francis) but honestly? You've pushed all limits of my mind. YOU MADE MOLLY CRY.
2. Context clues, much? In The Passing, Ellis makes some smart-alec remark and Nick says, "I HATE YOU, ELLIS." Not, "OMG KAWAII DESU DESU DESU I SO DO LOVE YOU DEAR PURE SOUL." That's what it feels like while I read my fanfictions.
3. YOU MADE MOLLY CRY AGAIN. Mmm, let's see. I can go type in 'Nick/Ro L4D2' into the search bar. YAY, one of the first things I get? Nick and Ellis
IncestIs it wrongIncest3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
what we feel?
This feeling of love
Brother and sister
I kiss his lips
are to be sinners
His body against mine
His gentle touches
If we are sinners
If what we feel
let us sin
For all eternity
The Fakes about HumanityI hate humanity,The Fakes about Humanity3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
They have no sanity.
They kill each other,
They hurt their mother.
Falling down and killing lives.
Humans are lost with-in there lies.
Pain and suffering all around,
Bloodshed on the ground.
They kill for fun,
They kill till there's none.
Till their lust becomes undone.
They hurt and kill
Just for the trill.
They destroy what they don't understand
Just read what the British did to the Indians.
Most of their hearts are black
And those are the facts.
Coffee Jars, Fishing Lines and a few more Post-its The sequel to Sorry About the Post-its (see description for link)Coffee Jars, Fishing Lines and a few more Post-its3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It's been exactly a year since well, you know...
Anyway, we should do something special. I'll cook if you like. Tell me if you have any ideas.
What about a movie night? It was Clint's idea last time
Good idea, I'll see if we have any decent DVD's
Okay, who bought more coffee? We already have a full jar
There was a loud crack as her fist connected with her new partner's face.
Ooh, that must've hurt Tasha thought as the agent crashed to the ground in shock, a stream of blood springing from his nose.
"What did you do that for!?" he spluttered.
"It's called training. Get used to it. You'll get far worse out in the field,"
She turned and walked towards where her things hung on a hanger. The door closest to her opened and Agent Hill strode up to her.
"What do you think you're doing?" she hissed into her ear, "That's your new par
The Dark Side of HumanityWhen people warn of sin,The Dark Side of Humanity4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am never mentioned.
You hear of wrath, lust, greed, and envy
But you never hear of me.
I am the shadow that keeps you up at night
The fear creeping up your veins.
I am the goddess of glass and gold,
Vanity cannot compare to the treasures I wear on my skin.
Within moments, I put all of the greed in existence to shame.
I sprint without lifting a finger,
I am everywhere at once, though sloth itself fears my name.
My eyes glint with intentional lust,
I am darkest temptation,
Sweetest relief, lightest guilt when I pull you in
You will NEVER come out.
Destroying everything in my path with my fiery wisps of wrath and greed,
I take everything I don't need, and starve myself of that I require
To even exist, I must light the world aflame with passionate, burning hatred.
My angel wings are accompanied with a demon's mind,
Any love I have in me is nearly eclipsed by the hatred I am forced to fuel myself with.
What am I?
I am human.
Sweet IncestYou are my inspirationSweet Incest6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are my lover
You are my
Long have we known
And long have we spent time together,
Stealing away into moonless nights
For our trysts,
Hidden in the darkness
Never letting our parents
Nor our relatives in on the secret
How long was each meeting?
How many times have we met?
I dont care
As long as I am with you
American FantasyThis new guy brings the heat of the noonday summer sun and the smell of earth and sweat. You see him sprawled out on your bed. A pair of dusty brown boots lay on the ground where he kicked them off, bright spurs glinting in the light. He wears old Levi's, stained by sweat and grime. Equally worn chaps cover his legs, one of which is hanging off of the bed while the other is propped up and bent at the knee.American Fantasy5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
His chest is bare save for the cowhide vest adorned by a gold star bearing a single word. Sherriff. His face is covered by a felt hat the color of fresh cream. He doesn't react to your approach, and you notice faint sounds coming from under the hat. You lift it up, and are gob smacked to discover that he is asleep. You scowl before shaking your head and sighing.
You sit down next to him and examine him further, drooling at the solid six-pack he sports and those babies are rock-hard. You know this because you decide to sneak a feel before he wakes up. The skin is velvet-smooth a
Loving YouI never thought that I could feel something like this towards anyone before,Loving You6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You have my heart and I have everything that I could ever ask for.
All I need is to look into your eyes,
Know for sure that our love will pass the skies.
God how I miss you,
How I need you how I love you
I dont want to be away from you a second longer,
I want to hold you kiss you with you I feel stronger.
Ive shed so many tears for you,
But I share much more smiles that show our love is true.
Weve both been hurt and hit with words,
But we both know that at the end our love can go through the worst.
Every time youre in front of me,
My heart goes ahead and skips a beat.
Imagining you isnt enough,
When youre far away I try to hold the tears, try to be tough
Even dreaming about you doesnt work,
In the darkness of my room I slowly lurk.
I need to feel your skin,
Look into your eyes and feel this love from within.
God how youre
L4D2: SongIt's time for me to say this,L4D2: Song4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cause at times I get so sick.
When I see the only couple,
Ellis and Nick.
It's so awful, fans have lost it,
It's not possible to avoid...
Now I'm on a DeviantPage,
My fandom will never be the same,
When I see... Nellis...
SEVEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT NELLIS!
Seven I hate about, Nell, Ellis...
It's gay, it's lame, it's fanon!
Try N/R or Z/E!
Makes me gag, makes me cry!
Why is it everywhere!
You're such a disgrace to L4D if you like it,
Oh, that's how it hurts!
I want to read couples I know...
And the seven things I hate about Nellis...
It's not Nichelle... Mmmhmm...
It's awkward and silent, as I stumble across it.
What I really need now, is a vat of eyebleach.
If it's NiRo, I'll read it.
If it's not that, I'll just leave.
That's pretty clear.
No, I'm never reading it...
I'm taking 7 steps away, here...
SEVEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT NELLIS!
Seven I hate about, Nell, Ellis...
It's gay, it's lame, it's fanon!
Try N/R or Z/E!
Makes me gag, makes me cry!
Why is it ever
Live in the momentLive in the momentLive in the moment5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
If one only looks at what is ahead
They shall trip on the obstacles that are now
If one only looks back
They will be caught by unknown surprises
Have fun and create good memmories now
Even if tomorrow has you strapped for cash
And yesterday you were bummed out
Live in the moment
Be proud of that what you have achieved now
Not those things you achieved so long ago
Sing the song and the words will come
Just as those who march beyond you
And those who've fallen behind
Eventually we'll all end up at the same destination
And be able to greet eachother once more
Live in the moment
There is no putting a stop to it
We only move forward even when that brings about our own destruction
So just make sure you've had the best ride of them all
So you can look back 1 single time at the end
Smile and whisper to yourself :
"I did fine"
Black and WhiteWe hide behind the carsBlack and White8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our lips locked,
Madly in love, but
A secret this must be.
For no one will accept, approve
Only hate, judge, and be disgusted
For her skin is black, and mine white
Two different worlds, forced apart.
But must it be so bad?
Is it not still love?
Isn't that important?
Or is our pigment more so?
Salt and pepper,
Day and night,
Ebony and ivory,
Yin and Yang.
It is not so wrong
For I complete her
And she completes me
Together, we are one
It is not vile, or disgusting
Whatever curse they choose to shout
But beautiful, yes, more beautiful
Than those hate-filled people will ever know
Because, we are in love
And nothing can conquer over love
No hatred, racism, or fear
Love is all we need.
But, a secret it must remain
For I could never allow any
Harm to come upon my precious
Because of the ignorance of my kind.
Only because I love her so much,
Only because I so deeply care
Do I keep our love a secret.
I'm secretly yours for all eternity.
DepressionIt takes over your mindDepression5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Kills your happiness
Puts you in a nothingness void
Full of pain and sorrow
It kicks you down
Hard to the ground
Gives you thoughts
That you never would of thought
Brings back memories
That you never wanted to remember
Makes you cry
Even though joy was all around
Keeps you up at night
In a numb state
Where all you feel is sadness
You feel dead
And you do something to make sure your alive
Even though you never thought you'd do something like that
Everything is wrong
Nothing can be right
You lose you hold on happiness
Once you think you're holding it tight
You watch it float away
Into to that wasteland
You want to scream out your lungs
But you keep it deep within
Hidden under a smile
Hidden under fear
A fear of getting hurt
You battle this
Even if it just an argument
Just a mean comment
Just something small
Meaningless to other people
It'll make you fall to the ground
In a crying psychotic mess
Everyone thinks you lost it
That you do this for attent
Sorry about the Post-its.... These are the post-it notes that the Avengers left each other when they all lived in Avengers Tower together. Evidently, they didn't understand the concept of email.Sorry about the Post-its....3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She went get some coffee
We've run out
Bruce you're cooking tonight if you need me to grab anything from the shops just shout
Banner I need that equation NOW!!!!
Read your emails
Tony doesn't do emails, Bruce
Guys, can we agree that the post-its read LEFT to RIGHT and not the other way round, ok?
Hey can we have a movie night? Just one movie, I mean.
I'd buy pizza
Good idea everyone think of a movie suggestion and we'll discuss it at lunch
We've meant to be saving people not sitting around watching movies
Steve, lighten up. The world doesn't need saving ALL the time
Bruce, I think you went to the shops we're in the basement I saved you a pizza
When is it Stark's turn to go to the shops?
Okay, so we're all clear
Sick and TiredSick and Tired:Sick and Tired3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm sick and tired of trying hard
I'm tired of slaving away.
I'm tired of doing everything
And just living day to day...
I'm tired of being a person
I'm tired of being me.
What happened to the past
Did I lose it out at sea?
I think I'm simply frustrated
These words I cannot string.
Is this the end of my poetry
Or the revival of a king?
"Will I reach the peak, or I will die here in ignominy"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 3rd May 2012
Silhouettes.There's never beauty without feeling,Silhouettes.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there's never emotion without pain,
there's never tears without motive.
There's never silence without noise,
or we'd be deaf to the world outside.
There's never hiding without fear,
or we'd be constantly in the dark.
There's never thirst without missing,
or we'd have drowned by now.
There's never inside a place with no windows,
only curtains that are too dirty.
There's never a door you cannot open,
only locks we've lost the key to.
There's never blood without a cut, a bruise,
there's never nothing without having had something.
There's never a message without a meaning,
there's never a word without writing.
Silences are thickened by fear.
More silences are born of pain.
More silences are brought by time.
I'd cut my arms if it'd show the words on my blood.
I'd cut my heart out if it'd show the truth in its movement.
I'd cut off my feet if it'd show my will to stand still.
This is a cold place, where teardrops freeze before hitting the glass table,
HollowHome is where the heart is.Hollow3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Well what if you don't have heart, per say?
I'm not sure I have one.
Don't get me wrong I have a heart.
I have the organ that pumps blood throughout the rest of my body.
But that's not what the phrase refers to.
It means where your emotions are, where you can be safe and loved and can give love in return.
What do I have?
What if I don't have that?
What if I don't 'feel' like everyone else?
What if I don't have a home like that?
Does that mean I don't have a heart?
Out of all the things I've been called, I've never been called heartless before.
All I ever wanted was people to be happy.
And they were never happy around me.
Cold, they said. Cruel, they called me.
They know nothing.
To be cruel, you have to feel.
To be cold, you have to know what warmth is.
I know neither of those things.
I know nothing of heart and home.
To feel, what is that like?
To have a home, what is that like?
To be loved, what is that like?
I'm so curious.
So tell me
Once upon a time...Once upon a time...7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Once upon a time, a smart and proud thief called Jake roamed the lands of Milosia. He was capable with his blades and the scars on his body and his face told the stories of many fights he fought and won, as he was still alive with all his limbs. No knight was ever able to catch him, no other criminal was ever able to trick him. And as he never harmed his victims and sometimes even did good, freeing villages of burglars and bandits (for a reward of course), he was known as the "prince of stray dogs"
One day, he decided to challenge himself and steal the biggest treasure of the royal castle. Little did he know that the castle was taken over by the evil and powerful sorcerer Donovan, whose dark magic sealed every ray of sunlight out of the castle. Of course, he did wonder, why during the middle of the day the castle was dark and only few torches lighted the creepy hallways, but he blamed stupid architects who just forgot to put in windows into the walls. Armed with his trustworthy blades,
social anxiety.i'm sorry,social anxiety.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but we can't talk.
not now, not ever.
because i may say
because i may make
you feel very
because i may just
stop breathing for
the rest of the day.
because i may upset
you and you'll run
i hope you understand
i'm only doing this
for your own good.
it's not really for me.
i can just feel it.
and it's not good.
my throat tenses up.
my head throbs around.
my fingertips stop feeling.
i'll stop wishing i were
here and start wishing
i were in the ground.
six and a half feet under
would be much better
than speaking out loud.
silence escapes my lips
as you walk away and regret
even trying again.