Shooting StarsLook into that night skyShooting Stars4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The same one that seems so high
If you need a shooting star,
I'll make one and spread it far
I'll throw the star far and wide
Until it comes right back to your side
And I'll even make it so bright
People can see it in the darkest of nights
Whatever you need, just tell me
Go ahead and ask; as you can see
I'll be the one to throw that dream
So everyone can see it as a beautiful gleam
I'll take the star and toss it away
You'll find it tomorrow or today
But either way, just for you
I will make it come true
2. ComplicatedComplicated2. Complicated3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Altair sat on a bench in Masyaf near the dueling arena outside Al Mualim's palace. He rested his elbows on his knees, his head down in the baking sun. He looked on as the other men fought each other. They were novices, inexperienced. They had never killed yet. This casual sparing with one another was hardly preparation for what lies ahead, out in the world beyond the Assassin's capital city.
He sat, in a numb boredom, watching them. There had been no work for him to do, he needed no training, and he knew all that Al Mualim had to offer. As he stared unblinkingly at the novices he couldn't help but think that he could do it better, if only there were a way to control the movements of one player
Altair's silent gazing was interrupted by the presence of a young boy. He had come gallivanting over to Altair's bench and had soon plopped himself down next to him. Altair glanced down at the boy from beneath his hood. He was quite young, ten years or so, and was dressed as the
Thunderstruck SkullsMy spine twists like peeled bamboo;Thunderstruck Skulls5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am strong but not strong enough
when you come with serrated words
and lion-paws to maul my back.
Look at me, for the love
of God look at me, you say
But I don't believe in God.
How dare you utter love
and God in one breath.
I hate how your laugh echoes against my lips
because that is how you make me watch.
I cry as your fingers drip over her cheek;
You're telling her bedtime stories now
and all the while I inhale word for word
dissolving into a ghost and wishing
I was back underneath your skin.
Your raccoon pores and two-day-old cigarette smoke,
is the only place I've called home;
I don't want to go back. I can't go back.
The rest of my bones are twisting now
I am strong but not strong enough
to learn how to run.
Ask Altair 15- Darim and SefMarch 26th, 1210Ask Altair 15- Darim and Sef2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I know that you love your 2 sons so much, but can you tell us any more moments between you and your sons?
Peace and safety,"
Upon you as well, friend.
You wish me to tell you a story. I will oblige.
An interesting tale unfolded last year when I taught my two children, Sef and Darim, how to mount and ride a horse. Maria, my wife, had been very much opposed to this outing, and it took many days' arguing for her to relent. Eventually, I did triumph and when the weather was stable enough, my sons and I descended the mountain of Masyaf with two steeds in our possession.
It was at the peak of the hill that I taught the boys how to approach a horse. Sef was the greater challenge, being only twelve years of age, but he made do. Soon, both of my children were settled somewhat anxiously in their saddles. I collected the horses' reigns and slowly led them down the mountain, watching Darim and Sef carefully should either of them threaten to fall.
Daddys little girlI'm never going to be,Daddys little girl8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
daddy's little girl.
cause when i was younger,
daddy wrecked my world,
I never thought it was true
that I'd grow up alone
but then reality hit,
and i began to know
all those father daughter songs,
they were never mine
and i always had to turn the dial
but it was never just in time
cause my eyes would fill with tears,
and my heart would fill with hate
and oh dearest daddy
i still feel the same
I wish i could tell you
what its like inside
how every time i think of you
i break down and cry
how i wish i could have you
as my daddy once more
that way i could say
i was always daddy's little girl.
Regret - An Altair fanficRegret - An Altair fanfic3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Altair looked at the horizon of Jerusalem with a soft sigh, the view from the roof of the mosque was beautiful, the golden sun shined down on the crowded city, bathing it in a light that was warm and pure...but Altair felt anything but warm.
His golden eyes flicked downwards as he watched the people below go about their daily lives so naïve of the war they were in the middle of...the assassin almost wished he were that naïve, that free. The golden eyed male frowned softly and shook his head at such thoughts; no, he had been born into the brotherhood, he had been born to be raised as and assassin to uphold the laws of the Creed.
Something he had already failed at.
The former master assassin brushed his fingers over his eyes as if trying to rub away sleep; the hood didn't reveal the weary look in his eyes, the tiredness he felt; he may have been spared death by Al Maulim, but in all honesty the demoted assassin wished he was dead already; and if he felt
Ask Altair 7- SwimmingFebruary 12th, 1190Ask Altair 7- Swimming2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Anonymous asks: "Dear Altair,
There are rumors that you can't swim. So I've been wondering, why's that?
Thank you so much for being honest!"
To the anonymous,
I would like very much to clear up all misconceptions you may have heard bumbling about: I CAN swim. I am physically capable of holding myself above water and diving beneath it.
However, I do have a bit of an aversion to swimming. I prefer to stay away from water on all accounts, actually, and I shall tell you why: it can kill you.
This may sound like an odd claim, coming from an Assassin. But it makes sense, does it not? Does one approach a rabid dog and attempt to subdue it, simply because he can? Does one leap off a cliff into an endless gorge just to feel as though he is flying? Does one jump into the tumultuous waves of water and flop around until his limbs tire one by one and he sinks to the ocean's bottom because he finds it amusing?
The answer to all these questions, I should hope, is no. Water keeps u
TeardropsStillness in the night,Teardrops3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not a sound do you hear;
Only the beat of my heart,
And the loneliness of these tears.
Encompasses every part;
Every corner, every piece,
Of this torn apart heart.
Peace reigns supreme;
Will it ever be real...
The love that I've seen?
Stained with tears,
I turned my face to see...
What I wanted so much...
Was not reality.
The painful truth,
Was hard to bear;
The love I wanted,
Will never be there.
Where I looked upon your face,
Once upon a time, in love...
Only a stranger resides now,
Not wanting or needing my love.
So I rebuild the walls,
Piece by broken piece;
And try to reclaim my sanity,
And the redemption that I seek.
There is a stillness tonight,
Not a sound do I hear;
Just the beat of my heart,
And the emptiness of the tears.
Written by M. White December 10, 2002
Blood BrothersMalik stood weary before his chamber door, his back pressed up against the cool sandstone. The darkness of the corridor began to creep into him, the few burning torches scattered down the hall cast an eerie light upon the oak doors of uninhabited rooms. The cold stonewalls held no such comfort, the woven tapestries hung from them depicting cryptic scenes of war made Malik cringe. However, he would not enter the room he stood before to be rid of the aloof nothingness of the corridor. A room that he had not even taken step over the brink of the doorway for months chilled him more so than the telltale signs of doom clawing at his heels.Blood Brothers3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
As he ran his fingertips through his dark goatee over and over again, he recalled multiple times that word from Altair himself had traveled to his ears about the doubt he had with the Master. Altair had attempted to explain such things to Malik after an assassination, but Malik simply would
Burning blissDarkness, cold, awful screams,Burning bliss3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
always when I blink,
pain, sorrow, sinking limbs,
every time I try to breathe.
I can't escape the movie of memories,
which are never going to break,
I can't escape the time of centuries,
which lay before me until I get sick.
They say I'm dying out of sadness,
but I need you to know,
I'm dying because of you.
Every touch and every kiss,
stayed inside my flesh like burning bliss,
every caress and every smile,
makes it closer to my burial.
I know we both agreed to this,
for it was the best for both of us,
but in truth my future will freeze,
because you were the only one I ever wished,
but now you're gone like morning breeze.
A Dead ButterflyWings, larger than hope,A Dead Butterfly3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
colors, cleaner than soap,
moving equally through spring,
stronger than just a fling.
When the wings stopped to gaze at a flower,
it seemed like a pair of eyes, gazing at each other.
When they flew, the warmth seemed true,
when they landed, the coldness of grass turned blue.
Although they were united as one,
butterfly wanted to change them and get it done,
it was not enough that they were equal,
if they could work together with no sequel.
The light that shinned through open shadows,
blinded him, so he fell on a land harder than feathers,
making him see the reality,
when shoes of people destroyed his dream to be free.
The wings were shattered for never again being able to fly,
for everything that united them now was a dead butterfly.
plainlookplain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
see how the brittle grass bends
as though bowing at the knee
and the wooden fencepost
with its halo of rusted iron
still longing for the lost days
when it too
could move with the wind
surely our old gods slumber
in the womb of this land
where clouds ceaselessly tumble
toward a stark horizon
and the dirt roads
on an altar of earth
in the distance
a brown sparrow
his tail feathers braced against
the bitter autumn frost
his mirrored eye flashing
with the steady hymn
His Stance--Tesla Poetry Con.His Stance--Tesla Poetry Con.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You stand so straight and tall
I'd guess you were the hero
Then again, you need strong shoulders, dear Nikola,
To carry the world.
As you stand test tube straight before the chalk board
Free hand on your hip
I wonder about that hand
So often your hands rest there
Arms spread like sagging wings
I wonder if you feel larger
Puffed up against the other men in trench coats
Vying for what your narrow but straight shoulders
Will never have resting upon them-
The weight of the world is slight
Compared to her.
depressionDepression through my eyesdepression9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm running through the streets again
the streets I know so well
there's a thick and cloudy ceiling
keeping me trapped in eternal hell
I cant seem to break it
I just keep running along
its playing on repeat again
what is that dreadful song?
My body finds this torture
living in pain and hate
knowing I cant escape it
for me its grown too late
I see your happy up there
surrounded by people and love
I often think while I'm running
of ways to escape above
there is no way to smash it
its made of extra strong stuff
stuck hear running alone
I really have had enough
but still I keep on running
it really seems unfair
I keep looking to see somebody
but you are never there
I am so sad an angry
that I took the stairs below
but know I'm stuck here forever
and no one wants to know.
SuicideSuicide9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Knife in hand.
One last kiss before the Apocalypsethe day of the apocalypseOne last kiss before the Apocalypse1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I will be near to thee
nestled in thy arms
the day of the apocalypse
my memories will parade in my head
my fear will disappear
the day of the apocalypse
I will put my ear onto thine heart in order to hear our love one last time
the day of the apocalypse
my lips are going to arise onto thine lips for one last kiss
I love you, I will love you, here or in another world
ComfortHold me close,Comfort3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cradle me deep;
For from monsters I hide,
And secrets I cannot keep.
Hold me close,
As my world falls in;
Reach out and take me,
This pain has no end.
Hold me close,
Bring me peace inside;
For from mine ownself,
I cannot hide.
Written by M. White. March 26, 2003
Love I Never Gave YouI hope you're happy with her,Love I Never Gave You4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I hope it's ment to be.
But promise me you'll give her all,
the love you never gave me.
Kiss her first thing in the hallway,
hold her hand and walk,
tell her that you love her,
call her just to talk.
Say you can't live without her,
say it's something strange,
that the love you never gave to me,
comes flooding out again.
Now tell him that you love him,
hold his words so close,
they almost break the skin,
not enough to bleed, but almost.
Call him at midnight,
if you find that you can't sleep.
Tell him that his singing voice works better,
than you just countng sheep.
It's funny now that I see you and him,
as happy as can be,
and I cry every night because,
He gave you the love he never gave me.
Make sure that she sees,
all that I saw in you.
Show her that you're worthy,
of you're relationship pulling through.
Show her that you're differant,
(but I will know the truth)
but most of all, I hope she gives,
the love I never gave you.
Bloody Tracks and Wasted YearsYou told me to prayBloody Tracks and Wasted Years7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I couldn't believe
You didn't trust in yourself
Instead you would bleed
It isn't worth it
To watch the red run down
Drip on the ground
Like angels tears
And wasted years
I told you'd I'd be there for you
Instead you pushed me away
Wouldn't you be there for me?
Isn't it better this way?
Us together, now and forever
I was always told
That's what friends were for
I once saw a sad man
A depressed man
Not a bad man
Hang himself from a tree
Not even 18
Dead before me
Now don't try to tell me
I don't understand
Even if I haven't felt it
I've been around others who have
I can see depression
Like drops of acid rain
But I can't be your cloud
And ease away your pain
I'd take it upon myself
If only I could
To ease your fears
Realize your dreams
If only for you
Drip onto the ground
Like angels tears
And wasted years
You once told me
That I'd impacted you
Now prove it to me
Tell me it was true
You bigger than that
In The Beginning The blistering sun had reached its uppermost position in the searing cloudless sky as the three warriors arrived at Solomon's Temple unseen. Malik A-Sayf and his younger brother Kadar grew wary of Altair's presence as they entered the ancient crumbling temple. The interior of the immense structure was cool and smelled of dust and mummified corpses. Altair led the way as Malik spoke quietly to his novice brother, explaining certain details of what do and how to perform it.In The Beginning4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Malik A-Sayf bore dark rugged features with jet-black hair, chocolate-brown eyes, and rough stubble about his angular jaw. Malik, as another master Assassin, envied Altair whom had been deemed master two years before him, regardless if they were the same age. Once companions, Malik had always been secretly jealous of Altair, as every task between the two childhood friends became a competitive contest. However, the past five years
SawdustIn the darkness of the night,Sawdust3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to tell you
that I can see the glitter
of all that is the stars-
reflecting in water and glass
and everything but your eyes.
The dull nature of them
could rival sawdust,
but I think every wood scrap
has more character than you.
Twelve Commandments of LoveTwelve Commandments of Love3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The Twelve Commandments of Love:
1. Thou shalt be thy love's best friend.
2. Thou shalt not be false.
3. Thou shalt not love another.
4. Thou shalt not let a stupid argument render you apart.
5. Thou shalt not harm thy love nor thyself.
6. Thou shalt not enlist in the military.
7. Thou shalt learn to give thy love space.
8. Thou shalt remember thy love's food allergies.
9. Thou shalt bring thy love flowers for no good reason.
10. Thou shalt try your hardest.
11. Thou shalt always put thy love before thine own ass.
12. Thou shalt keep thy promises.
ForgetI want to,Forget9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forget about the good times,
Forget about the bad,
Forget about your face,
The memories we have,
But I cant.
Your face follows me,
Haunts my slumber in my dreams
Reflects in the pieces of my heart,
It's every where to me.
I hear your voice,
When no one is there,
The shadows seem to speak,
They call to me,
There is nothing that I want to keep,
I want you to take all your memories,
And the pain you left with me.