Revised Strike Witches TLSlightly revised Strike Witches Timeline.Revised Strike Witches TL3 years ago in Settings More Like This
753 BC: Rome was founded.
550 BC: Achaemenid Empire was founded in Persia.
525 BC: Darius the Great unifies the Orient.
509 BC: The Roman Republic was founded.
500 BC to 449 BC: The Persian Wars with the Greek states.
431 BC to 404 BC: The Peloponesian War occurs.
334 BC: Alexander conducts his Eastern Campaign against Persia.
323 BC: Alexander survives malaria to conduct his campaign against India.
306 BC: Alexander unites the the Middle East and South Asia to his rule. However, he dies shortly thereafter and his heir [who did not survive the civil war] and his generals fight for the control of his empire. The Alexandrine Empire collapsed soon thereafter.
272 BC: unification of the Italian peninsula by Rome.
264 to 241 BC: First Punic War.
218 to 201 BC: the Second Punic War. Rome defeats Carthage in Zama in 202 BC.
168 BC: The Battle of Pydna occurs.
149 BC: The Third Punic War sees Carthage destroyed by Rome.
60 BC: First Triumvirate rules i
Anti-bullying poem. Friend and foe.As I go to sit down,Anti-bullying poem. Friend and foe.3 years ago in Settings More Like This
you put your leg out,
I just sigh and frown.
I step over as you begin to laugh,
I just place my head on the table,
hoping this day will end fast.
Lesson is over and it's time for lunch,
As I go outside,
I see you again.
I force out a smile,
only to pretend.
You and your friends calling me names.
Throwing your lunch at me,
Snickering that laugh you can't tame
"Fuck sake, I'm fed up with these games."
It's time for another lesson,
The lesson I have to sit next to you.
I've already asked the teacher if I could move,
She just says, "sit down."...
She doesn't have a clue.
Through that whole hour,
I ignore, I ignore, I ignore.
While you laugh at me, more, more and more.
As I leave to go home,
I see you down the alley,
Smoking with your friends,
We are only 14...
I wonder why they wanted to ruin their childhood.
But it wasn't anything of my concern.
I walk away but you grab my arm,
You laugh a little and put your fag butt out on me.
I begin to cry,
Man, did I know that wa
I'm coming outThis is important,I'm coming out2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and this is real.
I don't know how to accept,
these things that I feel.
I never gave it thought,
but soon I had realized,
that I was caught.
I liked that cute boy next door,
but then there was that gentle girl.
'Will you still accept me?'
This is no longer a matter of just a he,
but as well as a she.
I wanted to be loved and
But I soon realized, to be happy,
I'll have to break my morals.
The way I felt inside,
made me comfortable and happy.
'Please don't hate me.'
'Don't go away.'
I thought it was a lost cause,
the way she would take my breath away.
I like his protective embrace,
but her soft gentle hands too.
His glistening eyes drew me in,
but her warm smile made me grin.
I prefer to seeing girls,
but guys are also good.
It's so hard to choose,
I really can't decide!
Please don't hate me, or say it's a sin.
I'm still normal,
as all my other kin.
'If God didn't love us, then why?
Why would he make us have this attraction,
if he doesn't want it?'
Reach OutYou see me as the person who always has a smile on their face and is always friendly to people. You see me as someone who can handle anything. But can you see my scars?Reach Out3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
You never pictured me as someone who could be a target for cruel amusement. You never knew I was alienated like I was from Mars.
You never imagined me as the child who was tormented for reasons no one could comprehend during the supposed best years of my life.
You never watched me in the shadows, always away from everyone, in my little sanctuary. You couldn't see the battle I bravely fought through every day. That I went through tears and strife.
You heard my voice, on that one day. You reached out to me. You felt my heart. My simple dreams. My hope.
You understood I was shy. You never asked why. What was important was that you were the reason that I began to cope.
Like Prince Charming in fairy tales, you showed me a world that was beyond my grey and narrow mind.You took me with you on a magic ride but it never erased t
Breaking NewsBreaking News.Breaking News3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That's somebody's mother.
Who was beaten and raped by another
Individual who couldn't control their seedy sexual desires.
Just because you can't smell the stench of burning skin.
Doesn't mean this world isn't intrinsically on fire.
That's somebody's daughter.
Who was kidnapped, molested and tortured.
By another who couldn't control their dishevelled cravings.
Super heros do not exist in this reality.
Does that mean this world is not worth saving?
That's somebody's father.
Who was shot by another individual who would rather
Resort to violence to settle a trivial dispute.
The things humans can do to each other.
No one can deny this world is not filled with ill repute.
That's somebody's son.
Who was a victim of a hit and run
Situation that should never had occurred.
His family are now seeking solace from a church.
But can anyone really say that in the end
We all get what we deserve?
1 percent can solve the world poverty issue1 percent can solve the world poverty issue3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I originally wanted to name this piece "Can the wealthy and the average person solve the world's poverty issue" But of course the title was too long, so .. You got ^^ that After doing the bottom part, a friend said I should name it "Can America alone solve the world's hunger problem, but I did not want to because I think it should be a global issue to address the hunger issue, not just an American problem
Wealthy people of the world
A friend and I were discussing world poverty issues because of something spoken about on television. My friend said that he wondered if the richest people on the earth could solve the world's poverty problem.. which then made me start thinking about this and this is basically my full "thoughts" on it that I wrote out
According to the World Health Organization, 26,000 people die every day of starvation, this includes 19,000 kids and 6,000 adults. A friend and I were discussing this and I wondered, could
To ____To finally dieTo ____3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To call it quits.
To finally end
My restless fits.
My fits of rage.
My fits of despair.
My fits to which
No damage of can be repaired.
To have my last laugh with life
And my final fight with fate
Before I hit the dirt
And think of non more late.
To finally die...
Call it quits...
To put a rest
To my bleeding wrists.
Society Has No Say On GayYoung and in loveSociety Has No Say On Gay3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Over and over
We fall for those we shouldn't
Society thinks they have a say
But our hearts have other plans
Those who don't understand
Try to change us
They think that queer is wrong
That queer is curable
I speak for myself when I say,
I've loved many
But only felt right with a few
And one of them is a woman
And so am I
At least genetically
They're like water
You knock a glass over
The water is displaced
But it is not gone
You can knock us over
We will not disappear
Wrong isn't the word for us
Nor is unnatural
Try something like human
Some cells, tissue
A brain that contains emotion
Love, something that is involuntary
It is never too late to discover
To find out who you really are
something others should not control
Society is nothing without numbers
Let those numbers favor our side
And if not, we shall never back down
Heaven or HellHeaven or Hell4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
There was a poll posted on Facebook, it was simple, all you had to do was click one answer or the other.
You only had two choices.
The question was: "Where do you think you're headed?"
The answer choices were: Heaven, and Hell.
A lot of people picked Heaven and there were people who voted Hell.
This made me sad to know that these people are condemning themselves.
When you say you're going to Hell, you're accepting something that isn't true!
If God set a Satanist free, If God sent his only son to die for us (even when we did not and still don't deserve it), and If God spoke into the darkness and created the light...
Then NOTHING is impossible for him!
The word impossible is a fallacy that hides the truth: I'm Possible!
Don't condemn yourself.
Doesn't matter what you did, God will still forgive you and let you into his kingdom,
you just have to stop putting yourself down all the time
If God forgave Hitler, Sodom, and Osama, yet they blew it, due to them choosing not to accept him and
Live in this man's shoesWho are we to play GodLive in this man's shoes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If God isn't even playing for us?
Who are we to think our decision is just?
The only difference between gay and straight marriage is natural additions.
Call me a Liberal,
You can think that I'm gay,
But I'm a Christian in all reality.
I may be seventeen, but what I don't understand
is how people think they're more righteous if marriage is between woman and man.
I don't see you living in a "faggots" shoes.
So why are you against it?
Why do you get to choose?
You call it "unnatural,"
claim homosexuality is a disease,
but in all reality, who are you trying to please?
Claim you're a God-lover or a Bible reading man,
but you attending church on Sundays isn't God's plan?
What's his ideal for you then?
Never legalize gay marriage or conquer your homophobic fear?
Let someone else make decisions who's head is clear.
Choices Left or Right?Choices3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I chose Left.
I should have gone to the Right.
Let Me Get This Straight...So, let me get this straight...Let Me Get This Straight...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Everyone is beautiful"
"Don't let anyone tell you who to be"
"F--- the haters"
"Follow your heart"
"Don't pretend to be someone you aren't"
"No one is just like you"
"Only you can be you"
"You're a one-of-a-kind"
Yet, its okay to talk about him behind his back,
Or insult him to his face,
Maybe give him dirty looks;
Cuss him out.
You can call him names,
The MaskThe Mask3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
As I'm grasping this other man's hand
The society circling us goes ka-boom at us
Take out stun guns like this is their land
But to save ourselves
We put on the mask
As I walk around in the blank halls of school
The kids turn to me and screech at me
'Cause to them, I'm like a devils tool
But to hide myself
I put on the mask
As I browse through my social network site
The adults purport shameful messages on my wall
They believe I'm a hero for grotesque sights
But to block myself
I make my profile picture the mask
As the years go by, I rise up stronger
As the time flies, I am set on fire
One can abhor me
But I am sick of the mask
As I walk around the blank halls of school
The kids turn to me and screech at me
'Cause to them, I'm like a devils tool
But the mask is now gone
And I'll let them hammer me down
Because in the end
I will not be a chicken
I desire to be a martyr
For men who want to hold the hands of men
Because that my friend
Is what God calls true love
BullyingIf your life has been ruined.Bullying4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If you've ever gone home crying.
If you spent nights alone crying.
If you have ever felt alone.
If you've ever bled over someone's words.
If you suffer from paranoia because of them.
If you've ever contemplated ending it all.
If you've ever cried yourself to sleep.
If you've ever felt like there's nowhere to go.
If you feel like everyone is against you.
If you can't stitch your own wounds.
If you've ever had a breakdown from them.
If you hate yourself because of them.
If you had your life destroyed.
If you've ever had deep scars.
If your self esteem has been crushed.
If you walk the world in fear.
If you've ever suffered from bullying,
This one goes out to you.
SuicideSuicideSuicide3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Take away the pain
Can take it all away
Take away the pain,
Take away the scars,
Take away the tears.
Is it worth it?
All this hidden within,
My heart dying of wounds,
How long till it ends.
Can I end it today?
Just one task,
Can it end everything?
I feel lost inside,
My feelings locked away,
My thoughts wondering,
I feel like I'm not myself.
Why do I live this way?
Why was I even born?
What is the point of my existence?
I feel like a prisoner,
A prisoner in my own mind,
A prisoner in this world.
Why was I born into this life?
My eyes fill with tears,
Tears of grief,
Tears of pain,
Tears of blood.
All this hidden inside,
Can it all just go away?
Can suicide really be my option?
Could one bullet,
Or one pill
Take away all of this.
Is it worth trying?
Or is there another way out?
Nice Guys Finish Last.....Nice guys...Nice Guys Finish Last.....3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Here I was thinking that it would mean something
Be good for something
But I’m wrong, girls don’t want someone to nurture their heart
Rather they want someone to smash it and tear it apart
Nice guys don’t even enter the race
They just sit on the side of the track, not bothered tying up a single lace
The truth is they need to learn you can’t give a girl your all
Because if you do they won’t even bother giving you a single call
People say the more you make her cry
The more she would want to try
But I don’t understand this maddening scheme after each day that passes by
This is your heart they said
Give it to whoever you desire the rules read
But never did they say it possessed the power to make you feel dead
I know this is just a game
And me losing may be a shame
but after all a game is a game
So I guess being a nice guy I’m just going to have to deal with losing and the pain
Notice MeLook up from your desk.Notice Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look up from your book.
Look up from your laptop
or iPod and songs.
Why can't you see me?
Why don't you care?
Why won't you answer my letters?
Do you even know my name?
Do you even recognize my face?
Do you even think of my eyes?
Give Me One ChanceGive Me One Chance3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You say i'm not your type
And you wont give me a chance to fight
How is that fair
If I can't show you i care
Hmmm So tell me why
You won't give me a chance to try
Imperfection PaintImperfection Paint3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Crying on the bathroom floor.
Scenes from fights flash before my eyes.
Screaming and shouting,
Threats said as angry promises.
A box sitting next to me,
The contents laid neatly on the bathroom floor.
An elastic bandage,
Pure white, soft gauze, folded.
Black and silver sewing scissors,
A knife disguised as a key, shimmering on a chain.
A small, thin razor blade, extracted from a disposable razor.
A small clear bottle with a spray nozzle attached, filled with hydrogen Peroxide.
My eyes flicker over each tool.
I reach out and gently grasp the razor blade.
I look over the details of the small tool,
The holes carefully drilled, the perfectly smooth and even edges.
Holding out my arm, I make random marks on my canvas.
My razor blade my brush,
My blood my paint,
My arm my canvas.
I force a perfect tool to paint marks of imperfection.
I am imperfection,
Making imperfection paint.
Panic AttackDo you feel this?Panic Attack3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The walls are closing in...
Can't breathe!Can't breathe!
What is the matter with me?
Just one little touch...
Just one little thought...and...
I can't see.but I see too much.
I can't hear.and yet I hear it all
I can't think.Oh please, make the bad thoughts stop...
I want to claw it all off.
I want to fall to the floor,
to writhe around,
but I can't, can I?
Normal people don't do that.
Sane people don't do that.
Am I sane?
I don't feel it.
All these bad thoughts-and the rush
Sink my teeth into my arm
A welcome distraction
Pull down your sleeves...
Calm your breathing...
The Rush is gone.
Lesbian first kiss~laying together, on the bed.Lesbian first kiss~2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not touching, I go closer in
Snuggling into you a bit
I play with your cheek,
you play with my hair
I go closer and snuggle..
This time my head
is gently on your shoulder
You snuggle back into my neck
Looking at your face, then your eyes
Your eyes are looking at my lips
I gently grab your chin and lift
I can see your face in perfect view,
you get scared and look down..
I reassure you with a hug.
Look back into your eyes
grab your chin and kiss..
I can feel our lips tremble,
frightened; wanting more
Slowly but gently kissing
explosions of emotions
Beams of sweat on palms
We part away for a second
We kiss again with more confidence
touching each others bodies
stroking slowly, at each others curve
FracturedStay quiet for a minute,Fractured3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
let me stretch my thoughts and mind;
let me find my pen and write my rhymes...
Living on the edge of a great truth
for far too long, too much emotions pass;
living homeless, feeling powerless
Makes me want to write a song
And right my wrongs.
Before I take a step and fall,
I got to think and pray for all.
Yesterday, I was the iron-clad bird
in the mighty sky, with outstretched wings,
I was fly; feeling as free as the wind flies
over mountains and high skies.
Today? --we are a sinking ship,
old man with loosened hips.
A new baby born is crowning,
head is barely peaking but he wants to speak.
Shhh--let him speak--
let him scream and softly speak...
Turns his sullen crown with matted hair;
the wind grows still,
and cold is the air---
'I pray that the darkness tamed night,
come, COME, come and swallow us whole,
leave us to die...
In this cold blood, wrapped around I.
In this warm bed that I lie.'
Little children have their nightmare,
little babies try
A KissA Kiss3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Under the stars
We share whats ours
A kiss here a kiss there
A kiss to show you I care