GuiltNo forgiveness to be foundGuilt6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
only the chill howl of the wind
against cold flesh, raw heart, dark soul.
He stumbles, blind, tears freezing
as soon as fallen, sobs torn from
his aching, hollow breast.
Roots reach out to seize him
and he crashes to the earth,
a latter-day Lucifer.
Nothing is clear, save his guilt,
the overwhelming guilt in his heart.
He knows he deserves this exile.
He lies, broken, spent,
staring at bloodstained palms
unable to tell in his madness
that the blood is his own.
The wind cuts and burns,
freezes and torments
until it fills the world.
He hears it screaming:
The rules of lifeThe rules of life, clone/marine style.The rules of life5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rule 1: Kill them before they kill you.
Rule 2: Dont believe what youre told, double check.
Rule 3: Three things you should never believe weather forecasts, the canteen menu, and intel.
Rule 4: Always double estimates. especially for number of enemy units.
Rule 5: Never be completely unreachable.
Rule 6: Always wear gloves at a crime scene.
Rule 7: Always be specific when you lie.
Rule 8: Never take anything for granted.
Rule 9: Always carry a knife.
Rule10: Never leave prisoners together. (makes it easier to escape)
Rule11: Its not stolen, just differently procured. (or confiscated)
Rule12: No plan survives contact with the enemy.
Rule13: Always have a plan B.
Rule14: Theres no such thing as coincidence.
Rule15: Always work as a team.
Rule16: Guilty until proven innocent.
Rule17: Always make sure theyre dead.
Rule18: Its better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.
There is a GodThere is a God5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a God,
no mystery about it.
Just look into the sky,
and you'll see.
Touch the mountain peak,
and you'll see.
Just take a breath,
hold deep then exhale.
And you'll see that,
there is a God.
He's in the laugh of every baby,
the glorying smile on their faces.
In the heart of each child,
dancing with innocence through the sprinklers.
He's holding that woman up in her pain.
Giving that man strength in his trials.
Speaking words of life into the hopeless,
shining light into the darkness.
He is God.
He is the whisper in the wind,
calling out your name.
He is the Eye in the storm,
waiting for you to call out to Him.
He's everything you need,
you just need to realize it is Him.
There is a God,
and He is everywhere.
In the oceans tide,
in the gull's cry,
in the fires blaze,
in the clouds rain.
in your hearts song.
There is a God.
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 2SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aboard Republic Assault Ship Jelial, Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
Kahan picked his head up and looked around the bridge of the assault ship with a frown.
“Is everyone alright?”
“We're fine General.”
Kahan looked to the clone officer. “Are there any casualties?”
“Still checking sir.”
“Find those in need of medical attention and assess the damage to the ship as best as you are able. Begin deploying our forces, we have a battle to fight.”
Kahan's comlink chimed. “This is Master Kahan.”
“Master Kahan, are you unharmed?” came Master Kenobi's voice.
“So it would seem, I am awaiting further assessment from the crew on the ship's status.”
“I may be able to save you the trouble. Your forward strut is crushed, the prow of the assault ship is imbedded into the ferrocrete.”
Kahan nodded his understanding. “Thank you Master Kenobi, then at least our egress ra
Heart Of Good Head Of EvilHeart Of Good Head Of Evil4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
This heart of good
Head of evil,
A creation of Sidious
Like the monster to Frankenstein.
His body black but underneath
The remains of man.
Scarred and deformed.
He is not the evil one.
The heart never lies
His head does the talking,
Through those rasping breaths
And sonic machine made voice.
Darth Vader the black they see,
The head of evil doings.
Anakin Skywalker the white they don't,
The heart of good intentions.
RegretThere is a hunger in every fibre of her being.Regret5 years ago in Open More Like This
A longing, a wishing, for something she does not
and cannot possess.
She looks behind her, to footprints in the soft,
dark soil, and feels the eyes of the woman she could
have been; watching.
Drawing her hood about her face, head down,
she keeps walking. Always walking. She does not
know where she is going.
She tries to keep her eyes fixed on the earth,
but somehow her eye is always drawn upwards
to the soft blue sky.
She sees the hawks circling, spinning, rejoicing
in their airy liberty. Her bloody hands tremble as
she is consumed by her regrets.
Every day, she is falling, lost, purposeless. Knowing
her destiny, but unable to reach it. Every day, she loses
a piece of her soul into darkness.
Above all else she fears the void.
NocturnalI awake as the rooftops turn to goldNocturnal5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and watch the crimson sunset into dusk.
I walk beneath the stars, bow to the moon,
unafraid of the darkened, sleeping streets.
My ears grow sharper as my dark eyes dim,
my world is made of shades and secret sounds:
soft whispers from a bedroom; a prowling
felines cry; watching eyes circling above
sirens howling across the miles - not all
nightwalkers are so quiet as I - yet
the gliding hunter is my friend, not theirs.
I smile to hear its hidden metal voice.
Then, as the birds call in the smooth grey light
before dawn, I sleep, and dream of twilight.
Nihilus--Part 4Nihilus--Part 43 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He heard the order whispered hollowly on his comm unit, knew and trusted the voice that spoke it. The order was a crushing treachery, but it could spark no more hatred from his already bitter heart. His hand moved to the comm without his awareness and he thought he could hear himself screaming, raw disbelief.
"But we're still down here! We're still down here!"
The order was given again, despite his appeals.
"Activate the Mass Shadow Generator."
Those engaged in life-and-death battles around him stopped as his voice discharged over the landscape like the sudden blast of a gun that had been held to your forehead, the voice of one man pushed with injustice after injustice. Their eyes were bloodshot, dirty with guilt and the lives of the thousands they had murdered, wild with the frenzy of adrenaline and the power of unleashing death's hand to any who drew too near. They could not understand why this man would bother shouting when he could be killing. But they came to understand wh
The Twelve - 1Aradia sighed and shifted in her sleep. Her thick black hair was tangled beneath her head and her mind was far away in dreams. Standing beside her friends bed, Pelana smiled at the peace on her pretty face. She felt deeply reluctant to wake Aradia and interrupt that tranquillity by bringing her back to Jarda.The Twelve - 15 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Finally deciding that Aradia could not sleep the day through, and had to wake sooner rather than later, Pelana reached out a hand and briskly shook the sleeper.
Aradia opened her green eyes slowly, her mind rising from the murk of deep sleep.
Good afternoon. greeted the brunette in a voice that seemed to Aradias drowsy consciousness to be maliciously cheerful. Late night by any chance? You were still working when I fell asleep.
Aradia struggled upright in bed and untangled the furs from around her lithe form.
You have no idea. she said hoarsely, sounding half asleep still. I could see the sky
Troll SpeechiTroll Speech5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i wuz r33din ur stuf + it iz reli shit.
siriusly, my dad iz lik a propr poet
or sumthin, + he sed it wuz shit 2.
i cn rite beta stuf wiv mi eyes shut, c;
Roses r red, blue flowerz r blue,
i forgot th rest, but im beta than u
Here we see the Common Troll,
homo interwebuli stupidus,
in its natural habitat.
A relatively newly devolved genus,
believed to have once been human,
the Common Troll can be identified
by its lack of intellect,
astounding arrogance and total
inability to identify or tell the truth.
Inexplicably, the Common Troll
population is growing rapidly.
Zoologists are baffled, and fear
that the Common Troll population
may soon outnumber that of the
more intelligent human being.
wot?? r u gay or sumthin???
Moderator: Please do not feed the trolls.
Alone but AliveAlone but Alive:Alone but Alive1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Oh here I am standing,
A lost soul is landing.
The coldest December,
Can you still remember?
Do you even hear me?
There's no one around me!
Oh shadow that I see,
The void right behind me.
Yet still I am breathing;
Yet still I am feeling.
The coldest sensation,
Oh worthless creation!
Are you still crying?
Oh why are you lying - abandoned and cold
Cold like what was left of soul,
Made of all the life you stole.
Walk divine but made of sin,
Worm of hatred squrim within.
Sin of lust and sin of pride,
Lash the tongue that last has lied.
Yours was silver with a promise,
Kiss of death and then you vomit.
Burning bile of ugly treason,
No one else can know the reason.
Left a soul behind to burn;
You are the reason I have turned...
On this cold and endless night...
When I'm finally pierced by the light...
And I awaken from this hell...
ALONE - BUT ALIVE!
Alive and again oh do I dare?
To give this heart and to lay it bare.
When heaven cast its fate
ChasingRunning through wastelands of shattered grey mirrors,Chasing5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
avoiding the eyes of her thousand faceted reflections
as she stumbles and falls, cutting scarlet grooves
into ash dusted fingers (The only colour in this limbo).
The ground is sharp glass, cruel and unforgiving.
She feels that the very earth opposes her step.
She struggles to her feet; gasping for a breath of
fresh air and breathing only death; and runs ever onwards.
Shes chasing a dream but finding reality.
Wait for meWait for me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You pulled my body to yours
Your lips taste like June
And your skin like summer rain
Wait for me,and I'll come-soon.
I want to know your dreams.
The ones on the inside of your eyelids
Those wrapped into the smell of my lashes
And the purple dust I'll always need.
I live for the touch of your fingers.
Then,our bodies start to burn.
I need you close,so close.
Wait for me,and I'll return.
Don't let the snow take our love.
Without your love,there is no me.
Cause I have no ordinary lucks.
And I have no ordinary sins.
You should know I'll always be there.
We left marks on each other's skin.
For us,there is no end.
I'll stand beside you when you leave.
Glass EarthTread softly on thisGlass Earth5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
blue glass earth, lest it shatter
under careless feet.
Weight of GeniusWeight of Genius2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
WARNING: May collapse
under weight of own genius
at any moment