This Game We Call RomanceThis is a strange game we all playThis Game We Call Romance5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A game we call romance
Just like a chess piece we take turns
Its one mysterious dance
As we grow up we learn our role
Our tongues learn to deceive
Nobody wants their thoughts revealed
Who knows what to believe
We're told that there are many maps
They say our heart will guide
Yet broken ships can sail off course
We question things inside
This ancient game has great rewards
Treasures wait to be found
We have to find the correct key
Great warmth hides underground
We bide our feelings behind masks
And hope we'll find the one
That special someone to dance with
This game just might be fun
Swedish Elkhound-LitSwedish Elkhound-Lit4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She tugged on my fur like I was a teddy bear,
Her tiny fingers curled in my thick gray mane.
My fluffy tail is her blanket of warmth.
She laughs and giggles at everything I do.
And I laugh at the joy she so easily receives.
As she rests on her mother's lap to sleep-
My master and I slip from the cabins nest.
Evening approaches as dusk settles in the air.
My ears pricked for the slightest of sounds,
I keep my nose pointed down- for the scent of elk.
It fills my nostrils as if they stood before me.
A bark emanates from deep within me,
Then I dash across the snow-covered terra.
My master followed at a distance, trusting my senses.
My prey cannot hide its tracks along the forest floor.
And before they know it I am upon them.
The bull turns to face me to protect his does.
He will not fear me nor do I fear him as he charges.
I dodge his antlers with the swiftness of a ghost,
I sink my teeth into his hind leg then release quickly.
He calls out in pain as he rings his head around.
Guitar BoyGuitar boy...Guitar Boy8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Play that guitar like its the only thing out in the world,
The only thing in the world that can bring peace.
And let the songs ring inside the ears and souls of your audience...
Let your music ring and rejuvenate the souls of the listeners,
Revitalize the souls of the audience,
And give them pleasure that no other thing in the world can bring.
For no other thing in the world can bring peace...
Stand before us and sing out your soul,
Feed us your anger, your pain, your pride,
Feed us with your lines of truth and of lies,
For we are gluttonous pigs,
And our gluttony keeps us alive...
Man who stands before us,
Showing every aspect of his own personal being,
Playing away at the strings,
Calling out to life and those around him,
To simply sit and listen,
To simply sit and absorb the knowledge that he has to bring...
Man who plays stairway to heaven,
Only one who deserves for it to come down for him,
Never receiving it him
What We Used to BeI see youWhat We Used to Be9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Across the room
And it's almost like it was planned
This chance meeting
As if it's an old date,
Set but never broken
And I almost call you over to me
A force of habit
In the memories of
How we used to be
Back in the times
When I looked into your eyes
And they always said
What you wanted me to know
Even when words were impossible,
When my hand would only have to reach out
To find its place in yours,
When my scent was forever mingled
No matter how much fabric softener
I dumped in the wash,
And when I could find comfort
At the mere sight of you
Right up until it ended
And we we became who we are now
On our own
And left the memories
Of who we used to be
To fade into the past
Because He Loves HerThe sky is blueBecause He Loves Her8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because it's the color of her eyes
Music captures the heart
Because of the melody of her laugh
Art is beautiful
Because the colors are reminiscent of her
The wind blows
Because of the way her hair dances with it
Because of the way she can be so warm
Because they smell like her
Love stories are written
Because they give her hope
And make her smile
The ocean is deep
Because he loves her
inchworm.I have a riddle for you, you said, and I smiled,inchworm.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
twisting my hair in my fingers.
good. I like riddles.
if theres a worm, you said, stuck at the bottom of a thirty-foot well,
and every day he climbs two feet up and
every night he slides one foot down
he gets out of the well on the twenty-ninth day, I said.
I know that one.
I have one for you.
you sat back a little and your lips twitched.
okay, you said, hesitantly.
if theres this relationship, I said,
stuck in a huge rut,
and every day it takes one step forward and
three steps back,
when does it reach the point that I can trust you again?
Closer Than BloodYou tense at everythingCloser Than Blood9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Already hurt by it
Even if it's harmless
Just in case
You run away
I can't stop you
It tears my heart out
I can't stand to see you hurting
And I want so much to protect you
From myself and the world
But you won't let me
Too used to the way you've done things
For so long
You're so strong
It's like nothing can break you
But I'm the same
And I know better
I know that
You're only so strong
Because you've been broken
The wild spirit I love
Reduced to nothing
Trapped in the cage of society
Where the rules bind you
And bring you down
You need freedom
And the promise
Of love and protection from harm
I can't promise you that
Because although you and I run from pain
We've also been taught to fight back
Sometimes against each other
When our flight gets too hard
How I wish I could
Make that promise to you
We've got a bond
By our sad habits
And you break my walls down
As I do yours
No barrier can come between u
2pEngland x Reader Birthday Surprise Chapter 12pEngland x Reader Birthday Surprise4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
You were trapped in a corner by a mad man wielding a bat full nails and dried blood. His
hair was a dark brown-red, sitting on his head were a pair of cliché sunglasses that most
people would see someone from the mafia wear. His jacket was covered in blood stains and
had a plain black t-shirt underneath. "Y-you a-aren't Alfred ."you stuttered and let out a
small squeak when your back hit a metal fence and you knew that you had nowhere else to
go. "Of course I'm Alfred, im just the better version of him." He said with an evil grin
that sent shivers down your spine. He began to walk towards you and gripped his bat a
little. "Look _____ if you just come with me I won't be forced to use this." Your
DepartureI'm taking leaveDeparture8 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
To the world I know
Because I can't breathe this air
I'll drift away
Where tears float up
No gravity in place
I can still see your face
And the warmth I held inside
Now you're gone
Left me here
Waves move quicker
From the view I seek
Where heaven knows no kingdom
Inside I believe
There's something more
But tonight I feel so bitter
I know I can't grasp them
I wish I could
Replace the cold
With something slightly numbing
Inside this fog
Coming and never clearing
Waves move quicker
From the view I seek
Where heaven knows no kingdom
Inside I believe
There's something more
But tonight I feel so bitter
I hope we can hold outLadies:I hope we can hold out9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We are not pieces of meat,
We are not here solely for your pleasure,
And We are not here to be devoured.
This is our
We have made our stand!
And we'll be fine without you
As long as you don't
Sway those hips
Use those eyes
Following HerFingertips brush away stray hairs, arms are secure around her shouldersFollowing Her7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He watches her, like her own dearest angel
While he sleeps on the other side of the world, his sleeping seconds belong to her
He wants her to claim him, sending living hints in his waking words
She puts to clues together but doubts their reality
Frustrated sighs in the sun and under the clouds
Their separate reasons are close to the same revelation
They are each other, connected by unseen fibers stretching
Threatening to snap them together
He draws the curve of her smile in his mind, the shine in her eyes
She tries to taste him around her, not quite failing nor quite succeeding
Clueless wandering, orbiting around her
Hysteria rising in his throat, he screams against her skin
Cries into her neck, she only feels the memory of whispers
Locking his eyes on her face, he steps back to reality
Dreaming of when shell join him there
Seeking SolaceIn this world of chaosSeeking Solace9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When nothing I do is right
You calm me down
And help me let go
Just because you love me
So now that you're not near me
I still find myself seeking solace
From where you used to be
Glancing to where you'd sit
If you were here
And imagining what you'd say
But it's never the same
Because you're never the same
And no photograph can match
Even the smallest glimmer of your eyes
And it's so hard
Knowing all the things I'm missing
Then missing you on top of that
So I find myself seeking solace even more
In this vicious circle I've created
It never changes
So I'm learning a whole new system
One where I can get by on my own
And find solace within myself
Even though it will never be the same
Will They Remember?Will the windows miss meWill They Remember?9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I'm gone?
The white ceiling sky?
Those ever present witnesses
To every sob, scream, and sigh
The constant companions
Who've sung me to sleep
With murmurs of protection
The old, stained carpet
Whose feather soft depths
Have cushioned my falls,
Softened my footsteps,
And captured my tears without a sound
The doors that hid me
No matter the reason
Kept sounds secret
So no one could condemn or question
Will the echoes still hold
Some memory of my voice?
And allow some piece of me
To live on in every sound
That the walls reflect
And the carpet swallows up
Will these last weeks and days
Be the last that this house,
Remembers the girl
It's protected, helped, and even loved
Before it's filled up with the needs of someone new?
The girl that felt safer even at the sight
Of it's strong white walls and sturdy floors
The girl who skipped up its staircases
And never forgot
To clean it up
And always be
Girls are Monsters in DisguiseWho I look like and Who I amGirls are Monsters in Disguise5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are two different things entirely.
I am at current a small little girl,
With teeth carved to a metal-sharp.
I wear bloody red bows in my hair,
And lick your bodily fluids off my fingers.
I lurk in the toy department of Wal-Mart,
Waiting for children to innocently enter my lair.
I wear black dresses and gothic rings,
With skulls painted on my thin cheeks.
My green ivy eyes without any pupil
Send shivers down the thin boy's spine.
My voice is as sugary as they come,
Saying 'please help me find my mommy?'
Everyone takes innocence at face value,
And I know this one is mine.
What I am is something quite fearsome--
The she-monster of children's nightmares.
With shimmering scales of blood and sweat
Of my victims, totally devoured in moonshed light.
Green eyes aglow like two hideous lanterns
Embedded in my blackened skull.
Claws curving out like fishhooks to skewer
Boys and girls alike for my ever-so-small meals.
The question that remain is simple, dear:
Divided We...United we standDivided We...8 years ago in Open More Like This
And divided we really do fall
Stuck here with blinders on
Only able to see one
And help one
Of those we love
And love to hurt
Trapped on the platform
While the train's going
Way too fast
Headed for a collision
And no one is going to last
Not nearly long enough
To make the fight
Worth the struggle
To even start the battle
There has to be another way
That tells us that
Maybe the good guys do
Get a break
If only once and a while
And we can make it through
Even though the things
That don't kill us
Make us want to die
Maybe we can get past
All our wounds and scars
And finally see the light
Breaking across each others faces
When we see each other at last
We'll know everything will be alright
And we'll just smile
FreeYou can't control meFree9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No matter how hard you try
Behind my minds walls
Freely, will I fly
Why Wolf HowlsPeople wonder why Wolf howls.Why Wolf Howls6 years ago in Humor More Like This
They wonder what reason he has to feel so happy.
What reason he has to feel so angry.
What reason he has to feel so sad.
People wonder why Wolf howls.
I know why Wolf howls.
I have a pretty damn good idea why Wolf howls. At least I should have a good idea, given who I am.
Wolf is a hunter. Always has been. It's in his bones and in his blood and his brain and in his heart. Every instinct he has is for the hunt.
But in this day and age Wolf knows that he must not hunt for meat. Or at least that he must not do so often. These days Wolf must be very careful indeed what he hunts for.
So Wolf started hunting stories.
He tracks them and chases them and pounces and pins them and then . . . he keeps them.
He keeps them in his head and remembers them, all of them.
But Wolf knows what it is to be a wild creature. he knows what it is to need to run wild and run free.
Wolf would not cage another wild thing.
Wolf would not trap them.
And this is why Wolf howls.
To let t
letters home-don't I deserve it?letters home-6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
dear bitch with one leg-
stop wearing shorts. the absence of your left leg makes the grown-ups uncomfortable, and the childrens brain's go crazy with scenarios of how you lost it.
from- the grossed out teenager with the scowl on her face (yep, that's me)
you do not deserve it. oh no, no. not at all. can you hear yourself, do you listen? you are a terrible person.
dear mom and dad-
fuck I am having a good time. I shoot shit into my veins all day, and I blow guys that I don't know all night. I will never come home, don't expect me.
from- your high and happy daughter
of course I can hear myself. do I get any points for being honest?
dear asshole that stole my tv-
I really just wanted to fuck you. your personality was terribly dull. I am glad you took that piece of shit.
from- the horny bitch you knocked out (and didn't even fuck!)
no. you do not. your honesty is ugly, and it makes me si
If I FallI'll stand up as long as I canIf I Fall9 years ago in Open More Like This
And try my best to stay strong
Through all the hardships ahead
My pledge to you
For your comfort and my survival
Even though it may seem
Like a miracle
Like walking on water
And you being there to catch me
If I fall
An utter impossibility
Because if I fall
I'll go without a sound
Swiftly plunging from the complacent heavens
To the uncertain, melancholy depths
Of the seas
Although you never meant
To bring me to drown in my confusion
Intentions don't bring people back
Once they get used to being
In the silent darkness
It's all okay
Because it never would have been the same
No matter what you changed
Not after I'd lost my world
And with it my words
So it's just as well
That my mind's six feet under
And upside down
Since there's no need to think
About the future
When you fall
Final GoodbyeAnd now as we sayFinal Goodbye9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our final goodbye
You never turned around
So I couldn't see
The desperation in your eyes
As they searched
For some change in me
But for all th pain that saved
I wish you hadn't gone this far
Hadn't left this world
When you left my heart
How could you leave
All these possibilities
For a stupid girl
And lose so much of life
And take so much from the world
Leaving me to say the only words
In your wordless goodbye
That stunned us all
Who weren't expecting our simple farewell
To be our final goodbye
Autumnal taleAutumnal tale6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Осень стелет под ноги
Распятые листья, и кошки
С неизбежностью вечной
Летят в мышеловки машин.
Тебя трудно найти,
Но тебя потерять невозможно.
Autumn Breeze: NaruHina StoryAutumn Breeze: NaruHina Story5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hinata walked out of her house and quietly closed the door. She took a deep breath and started to walk toward the main part of the Village. She hoped that she wouldn't run into Kiba or somebody like that. Everyone had been asking what happened during the fight with Pein but she didn't want to talk about it. She made a fool of herself, that's what happened. 'I confessed at a very wrong time.', she thought sadly. 'Naruto probably thinks I'm an idiot now.' She suddenly found herself wandering the streets of Konoha. She had no destination, she just needed to walk. She shivered a little as the crisp, autumn wind blew through her hair. She sighed and leaned against one of the wooden fences on the side of the street. She wanted to talk to Naruto so bad but, she knew that he had a lot more on his mind.
It had been six months since she confessed and the war was over. Madara was defeated by Naruto and Sasuke in the first and only battle of the war. Naruto fought to try to save everyone. No one b