The LHPIt began as a small project under NIST. An oddity, it was called, something that should never have received a single grant but somehow managed to survive. Leave it to the bureaucracy to spend tax-dollars researching the impossible. Maybe it was the media over-hyping the biotech sector, maybe it was the availability of art majors willing to call themselves scientists, maybe it was just a pandemic of stupidity, but the ball got rolling. They got a budget, a staff, a few offices, their own parking spots, even a title. "The National Institute of Standards of Humanity," they started calling themselves. They hired me in mid-July.The LHP9 years ago in Humor More Like This
I wasn't really sure why they needed a guy with my resume. I was too scientific for them; they had to have known that. Looney pseudo-scientists like these didn't need someone to stand around ranting about their lack of empirical methods and their logical fallacies. Hel
Sacred GuardianHave you ever had those dreams where you find yourself completely naked with no way to cover yourself up? Well, that was one of the dreams that Misty Waterflower, gym leader of the Cerulean Gym, was having.Sacred Guardian3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At first there was only darkness swirling around the redhead as far as she could see, setting her nerves on edge. But suddenly a harsh beam of silvery light from the full moon overtook the darkness and revealed the scenery it had veiled.
Misty stood in a field under the shade of large trees with a sparkling lake in the center. Lush, green grass blades brushed against her ankles and the cool breeze massaged her bare skin. The serenity of the night made her sit in the grass with its inviting softness, despite her feelings of vulnerability. She knew that this was a dream and that she could only be conscious of what was happening and not necessarily control her actions all of the time. Even with that in mind, she couldn't help but be embarrassed in her current situation and
Undercover in Unova Ch 1Undercover in Unova Ch 15 years ago in Drama More Like This
Undercover in Unova
Misty held the phone up to her ear, listening to the hum that seemed to ring on endlessly. She must be in the garden. She thought as she waited. Finally the ringing was cut short and the voice of a women answered on the other end, sounding out of breath. "Hello? Mrs.Ketchum?" Misty asked. "It's me, Misty."
"Oh hello Misty!" She activated the video function of the phone and-as Misty suspected- Delia had on a straw garden hat, work clothes and sweat dripping from her forhead. "Wow, you sure have grown!"
"Y-yeah, I guess so." Misty said and scratched the back of her neck. She winced inwardly at this habit- she had developed it from Ash. "Working in the garden I see." She was determined to be polite and make small talk, although her heart yearned to ask what she had called for.
"Mmhmm. Right when the season's right, me and Mimey are out in the garden." Mr.Mime appeared in the background at the mention of his name with a cheerful Mime Mime! "So what can
CompleteLooking at herComplete11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You would never think that shes been through so much
so much pain
but its there
underneath her smiling face
her laughing voice
but its there.
Its just hidden from the world,
and even from herself.
Who is she?
Shes a dancer
A girl who loves many
and wwants to be loved
Shes a dreamer
Shes everything she wants to be
If only she could see it
Then she would finally feel Complete
InsideInside12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
'Good morning,' he said to me
'Good afternoon,' I replied
'It's been a long while since
I've seen your face.'
The street stood out in silver
as we walked slowly along
through the waterfronts,
silk, and swaying lace
'Where've you been,' was the question
'That's taken you away so long?'
I shrugged and retorted
'I've seen what I can see.'
'It's been quiet here,' he continued
'rather dull and dusty old.
We're all turning somber
contemplating what we will be.'
The road winded forward
through copper hills and clouds
all stopped to watch
but I just passed them by
'We've missed you here.' their eyes said
'Why can't you just come home?'
But I just grinned
and watched them slowly die
She came around, I knew she would
and asked if she could come
I nodded sharply and witnessed
as he gave her a sad smile
'I'd bring you a flower,' she said sweetly
'but they're withered all by now.'
'But it's only summer.' Said I
'Shouldn't they be out for quite a while?'
She laughed, and then I remembered
Absence and FondnessIf absence makes the heart grow fonder,Absence and Fondness12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
distance makes the soul up and wander.
With miles between us and your voice in my head,
I can't talk back so I listen instead.
An empty lonely bed makes me cold before I sleep,
no one to hold me close, no where to wrap my feet.
Insomnia embraces me where your arms should hold me tight,
I up and leave my bed, too lazy to fight.
When morning comes it brings with it distraction,
out of the house is social interaction.
But on my mind you play looking for affection,
I can't help my soul wandering in your direction.
Being alone makes me sad and I try not to ponder,
being with you now would make my heart grow fonder.
In the Last SecondsIn the Last Seconds12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Stand with me, friend forgotten
watch the brilliant show
stay awhile as the sun fades way
linger to see it go
Listen here, friend remembered
as the others run
they're clueless to their deprivation
they're missing all the fun
See this now, friend forever
all will pass away
Recall the state that I once held it
and why I dare to stay
Laugh at them, friend of mine
watch them as they flee
they desert a place that was their home
and leave it all to me
Hear the engines, loyal friend
as they fly to space
Not another soul remains now
in such silent grace
Behold the star, as my friend here
see it kiss the ground
feel the roar and awesome thunder
that tear without a sound
Stand beside me, courage mine
in this final blast
for I stayed, amidst the moments
to see my homeland's last
In the last seconds before destruction
When even the birds that have lived for centuries give up hope
What thoughts can express, what words can say the feeling in such a moment?
When the sunset carries destruction upon
The KissAgain, I long for an embrace,The Kiss11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And while we're close, I wish to taste
Those sweet and lovely lips of yours;
I want a kiss and nothing more.
The shock that runs all through my spine
Is so angelicly divine.
I love your lips, your eyes, your hair,
But while we kiss, you mustn't stare.
The beauty that I see in you,
Is not in me, but holds quite true.
I'm floating softly as a dove,
I must admit, I'm quite in love.
The lovely shine within your eyes,
Greatly resembles paradise.
Across A Crowded RoomAcross A Crowded Room13 years ago in Erotic More Like This
Across A Crowded Room
I watched him. Every Saturday night, he came in. Every Saturday night, I came in. And every Saturday night, we left separately. He to his house or apartment, and I to mine. Yet, I continued to come to Gay Parry with the hopes of meeting him. He came in at 9pm on the dot. He'd dance on the dance floor alone, and whenever any man advanced, he'd simply maneuver away. It only made him more desirable to everyone, especially me. He came in the same time and would always be dressed to kill. His garb read Abercrombie and Fitch, his blond hair flowing whenever he swirled and bumped in time with the rhythm and my heart. His muscular arms rippled within the tight fitting shirt, and slight bulge beckoned from his fancy white khakis. He never glanced my way, though my eyes never left him. I wouldn't even dance. My body remained planted safely on a stool near the bar. I'd inhale whiskey by the double shot, succumb to my lustful thoughts, adding myself into that s
Hellraiser: Dangerous GameDangerous GameHellraiser: Dangerous Game6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It had been a long day for Kirsty as she was walking back towards her apartment after what seem like forever and wanting nothing more than to take it easy and relax.
Today seem to have taken the life out of her after having to attend her husband's funeral and then having the after party to attend, taking everyone's grief and support before everyone finally left and she was allowed to go home for the night.
The whole place seems so quiet and empty, almost void of any life at all now with her husband dead and she a grieving widow left in its' place.
Well not so much in grievance, more like glad to have finally get rid of that scumbag she had called her husband. And good riddance, she thought as she step in and went towards the kitchen to grab herself a cold bottle of wine.
She stood in front of the fridge and saw the picture taped there of her and Trevor and taking it off the door and holding it in her hand.
She could not believe what a fool she'd been thinking she knew ab
.MY.HEART.Wishing I could hold you, and whisper in your ear,.MY.HEART.9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take away you're problems and wipe away each tear.
And if I said I loved you, would you say it back,
Make my heart a lovely red, instead of dreaded black.
You think that I don't see you, but I am always here,
I won't ever leave you're side, I'll take away that fear.
You make me blush, and smile, each and every day,
Just the things you talk about, and all the words you say.
And when you go to bed tonight, will I be in your dreams,
Thinking of hearts and hugs, instead of bloody screams.
I feel myself sink, deep into my heart,
Which, sweetie, you will forever be a part.
hatehate12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hatred in your eyes
Hatred in your heart
Hatred consumes everything you are
Why do you hate me?
What have I done?
I'm sure I didn't mean to cause you harm.
I beg for your forgiveness
Yet I'm not sure that I'm worthy of it.
If I hurt you I deserve this burden of regret
I should burn in hell
Live or die with pain.
I cant help but notice
Your life has become pitiless
With all the hate you carry buried deep in
All for me
that's all I can say and truly mean
Yet the Hatred in your eyes and the
Hatred in your heart
will consumes everything you are.
It has begun .
Wishing for LoveOh my heart does breakWishing for Love9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As love forsakes
Sometimes it brings us down
Yet what are we without love
It's the thing that makes it right
The feelings we hold tight
So my heart does break
For a love that forsakes
And yet I hold strong
Wishing for that special someone
To make it all right
In holding me tight
A heart so light
For a love that bright
It can only be true
When I'm with you
As our love is whole
It's part of our soul…
..Suicide..Lying in the dark, you trace along your wrists,..Suicide..9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Looking at those ways to die, on those stupid little lists.
Razor blades, sharp and sweet,
Give the skin a tasty treat.
Blood pours out and so does life,
Cutting harsher, with that knife.
Tying the rope, and jumping off the chair,
Blissful moment, flying through the air.
Lighting the match, and letting go,
Burning the flesh, nice and slow.
Jump off the bridge, and pull yourself down,
Water fills the lungs, face looks like a frown.
Stick in the needle and inject the pain,
Poison into those sweet bloody veins.
Cut the throat, and gasp for breath,
Bleeding faster, awaiting your death.
Throw yourself infront of a truck,
Fucked up, stupid, and out of luck.
Swallow down those unknown pills,
Swallowing down those tiny thrills.
Gun to head, the trigger you pull,
Short and quick, sorta painful.
Stop eating, and slowly grow thin,
Bones too close to all that skin.
There are many ways to die,
Yet I'll always be in the sky.
walk awayplease just walk awaywalk away9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
i don't want to see you
get hurt any longer
you don't deserve it
you don't need to bear it
you don't need any of it
just turn around and
walk away with your
head held high and
still have some sense
of what alive means
he's caused you so
much pain i don't even
know how you stand it
i beg of you my friend
to just turn back and
walk away from it all
and you're dying
i don't want to have
to see my best friend
like this at all
just walk away from him,
what he does to you
shouldn't still make him
your friend at all
i plead you dearest
just walk away
it's better for the both
of us and mostly for you
he's not worth the pain
Bleeding AngelBleeding angel don't you cryBleeding Angel10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bleeding angel don't you die
The tears you shed
Blood tears instead
Your wings have been broken
Your words have been unspoken
Blood runs down your pale white skin
Is this the end
You battled heartache
Something no one could over take
Where has cupid been
I thought he was your friend
Bleeding angel look at the sky
The sky,before you die
Please don't pass away
As for this is your last day
In my heart
As you broke apart
A Fear in the BonesThe fear quakes her soulA Fear in the Bones9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's in her bones
She's cold inside
Her soul is damaged
How will it pass?
The fear she feels
When will it go?
Is there no end
To what is in sight
Will it grip her heart?
Every time she turns
With her every move
Will the fear follow?
In everything she does
How will it pass?
When she's always afraid
What can she do?
To make it go away
So the fear will not stay
Tearing the bones apart
As she gasps from the cold
It's the fear talking
That she knows
And yet she's afraid
In what is unknown
She just wants it to go away
So the fear will not stay
And make her pay
Feeling LonelyI'm often lonelyFeeling Lonely9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I'm never alone
I have friends
I have people who support me
You could say I have it all
Still I feel lonely
That's who I am
The lonely girl
Looking in from the outside
On the precipice of loss
Yet I have it all
You can say I am lucky
To have what I want
Yet nothing can replace the loneliness
The feelings of hurt and despair
That's what it means to be alone
All on your own
Always feeling small and insignificant
The lonely girl that I am
All alone and on my own
My Dead Lesbian DogMy poor dead lesbian dog,My Dead Lesbian Dog11 years ago in Ballad More Like This
Died a sad lesbian death.
She was just drinking egg nog...
Laced with crystal meth.
Because of her over-dose,
She is now lesbian dead,
What I miss most,
Is stroking her lesbian head.
Now she's in doggy heaven,
(More likely doggy hell)
She died at the lesbian age of seven,
Feeling unlesbianly well.
Now she is lesbian gone,
My dinner is her lesbian remains,
And so she'll live on,
In me-- when I eat her lesbian brains!
A World of Broken DreamsIt happened onceA World of Broken Dreams9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My world was torn apart
Blown into little pieces
As I had no future
Nothing to rely on
I was broken inside
I couldn't move
Dying as I was
There was nothing to do
Except lie and cry
As my world was shattered
For I had nothing
When I was breaking inside
My mind hollow
Empty of feeling
No desire to live
That was my life
Full of broken dreams
In shattered hopes
That's how I lived
Slumped from the sorrow
Not having a tomorrow…
what I deserveHello therewhat I deserve9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My dear friend
Ever wonder how we got here?
Did I choose you?
Or did you choose me?
Was our friendship an accident?
Or rather written in destiny
Either way we're here and we're happy
You said I deserve the best…
Well you're the best
But how do I deserve you?
What is it about me?
That makes me special?
That makes you smile
I'm not too confident
Nor too bright
I make plenty of mistakes
You've seen and known everything I have
And still there is nothing you hate
All I can do is thank you
For lack of a better payment
For always being there for me
I miss you
Dare you tell the truth?Dare you tell the truth?9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dare we tell the truth? I know you don't.
What is mine is yours.
What is yours I do not want.
Simply saying my dearest slander is never enough.
Your lies create the backdrop of your shallow fight.
My first thought was to laugh and then to write.
We alone know the truth.
Yet yours is twisted, much like you.
Mine is kept to my self.
Don't forget I too could paint you black.
But I dare not do that.
Not to you, for what would you have left,
if I told my truths?
Spin your hate around me I will shake it off.
This is my place so I shall call names.
A simple disagreement, a petty hissy fit,
I think not but c
On My OwnI roam wild and freeOn My Own9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I choose where I go
No one controls me
I'll do what I want
That's my choice
My freedom is mine
I uphold my thoughts
No one can take that away
As I'm too old
To be controlled
The hand of fate is my balance
I make my own path
The journey I take
A place where I'll live
My choice of rest
I'll make it all the best
As I'm not told
What I can do
Or where I can go
I just follow my path
No matter what happens
I'll walk on my own
As I like to be alone
It's all for the best
My place of rest
Way out west
Where I can walk and roam
All on my own
I choose to be alone