exclaimah!exclaim11 years ago in Typographical More Like This
the pound and the thud and the gasp
and the italian gesture
(! - !) verbose
physical - !
of clenched fists and swooping arms
-but this is
the sun !-gloriously! climaxes over the trees
the silent !-scream! of eyes
as they !-beam! and !-shine!
and - !
just - !
isn't it wonderful!
overriding any question
-a state of ecstasy confined to a mere dash and dot
it just is
a jump a dance a song
(the prelude to a smile)
it is the peak!
and the climax!
and !~vibrance!~ herself
but is also an acknowledgement
(in its silence)
of the silence
but that is tomorrow
Winter Blues HaikusIWinter Blues Haikus9 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Drunken snowflake dance,
stagger around the street light.
Someone call a cab
The cold air's biting
not like a crocodile
more like a puppy
Carve the silver lake
with graceful figure 8's
humble ice skater
Sub Zero wind chill-
snot freezes inside nostrils
hot air can't escape
Wave your arms and legs
give birth to a snow angel
then watch it ascend
Droopy carrot nose-
Melted snowmen have no pride.
The sun's a killer.
Goose bumps are moguls
and I will ski your body-
Lonely lost mitten
resting by the curb in snow
hanging from the roof,
Icicles are winter's teeth
Come tooth fairy, come.
To.seek.a.voice. IX: DepartureStunned by the loud dreadful soundTo.seek.a.voice. IX: Departure5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Which skies and oceans brought...
He bowed in grief, in fear, in mourn,
Like one that had cushions in his throat
As the body lay afloat
Swatting in reveries & the smell of oaks
"My love, my joy, one of weary heart,
With sad eyes and humble poise,
Your face I see, as I sang mi' best."
Few sorrow did he had, but one of most doleful air
One which told adoration, of a virgin bride
Spoke of beauty, rage & love
"Calm my fear, milady, as I disappear,
One, I'll feel not just see
The swelling of her heart, as I leave "
. . I grief and in tears I say farwel to you my dear . . As I go onto a light through dark mazes, in a night, roaming my soul & you I seek, unable to speak with word and sa
Metre Learning GuideSo. Metre.Metre Learning Guide9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
It has become a dirty word in some poetry circles.
It conjures images of withered, grey-haired men laboriously counting out beats and stresses whilst coughing up phlegm because of all the dust in their cramped and quasi-arcane libraries.
It really isn't all THAT bad, trust me.
So, without getting too 'old-man' technical - What is metre? what is it good for?
And, importantly, how does one use it?
Well, let's see if we can come up with some workable and easily understood answers by the end of this.
#1: What is metre?
Technical Language: The most well known metre, 'Accentual Syllabic Metre' is the rhythmic arrangement of syllables and patterns of stresses in a poetic line.
Translation: Metre is a poetic device that allows you to consciously orchestrate the flow of rhythm in a poem by paying attention to the natural rise and fall of the spoken word, and how to align those patterns of word-emphasis in an effective way.
#2: What is metre good for?
Basically, metre is
gamegame11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we played the game
like a dance
across the dancefloor
it was sweet
i bit my lip
to taste the bitterness in my mouth
that is how serious
of a play it was
round and round
it was a good tango
finished with the most violent of moves
a tear would run down
my surprised face
i was only defeated
when you made me come
Hidden Behind A Mask - Part 2Hidden Behind A Mask - Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“You still going on about that old book?” Luke questioned Ethan as they were walking to school. “It’s probably just some old history book or something that belonged to some foreign guy you know.”
“No, I think it’s more than that. I can feel it.” Ethan replied confidently, thinking about the old and mysterious tome.
“Well . . . Can I see it?” Luke eyed Ethan’s backpack, looking to see if there were any shapes that suggested a large book was in there.
“I left it at home, don’t want anything bad to happen to it.” Ethan informed him, to his disappointment.
“Well it’s been what, a week since you found it? I’m free today; can I come over and see it?” Luke asked hopefully, intrigued by it.
“Not today, sorry; I have some chores.” Ethan thought back to the situation at home, “Something
In The ValleyIn The Valley4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm here at the stream,
A thunderstorm brewing at dusk,
Listening to voices without names.
At the edge of the mountains,
A hawk looks to discover
The history in the stars.
Why does the laughter in the valley fade in night's web?
As the day comes to an end,
A blanket of silence descends.
Creepypasta Fanfic - Behind Closed Doors Chapter 8Creepypasta Fanfic - Behind Closed Doors Chapter 82 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There's a link in the description for the story where you can find out more of the obsession that Shad has over Emily. Thanks for the views and comments to far guys, I’d love to hear more from you all!
Trixie slumped onto the sofa in the common room and did her best to ignore the sickly feeling in the pit of her stomach that had been sitting there from the night before. Last night, she’d allowed herself to be escorted back after having a few more drinks of some burning concoction in hopes of erasing the brutal scene of the pub from her mind. It had failed, and the fact that her head felt cloudy and the churning in her belly was a cruel reminder. A sketchpad perched on her lap, and a morbid sense of guilt ate at her as she started to draw. The branding on her arm burning as she started to draw a new stranger ready for the line-up.
“What’s up with you?” Toby asked, prodding her shoulder.
“Nothing.” She mumbled, not really giving a sat
Zehnder POV - Sadist - Chapter 9Zehnder POV - Sadist - Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Author’s note: If you have not yet read Sadist and do not want spoilers, then I’d recommend reading it first. This contains direct spoilers for Chapter 9 and Chapter 11, and would take out some of the fun from reading the other chapters as well. If you haven’t read Sadist, then there’s a link to it in the description.
This first person view of Zehnder is not from the whole of Chapter 9, it starts at the point where he is in the middle of killing the people at the gazebo, but ends where the chapter ends. This is also a practice of the present tense for me, so don’t expect that to be great.
Grinning, I glare at the last person free of my tendrils or death. She seemed to be in a trance of fear, but hell, that happens a lot when I stare at people.
She starts to move again, coming out of her trance like state. I watch as she fumbles to get something out of her purse; maybe I’ll give her a chance, at least she hasn’t run away like that last pa
Ryou's New Pet:Chapter 1Ryou Bakura took a deep breath as he glared at his reflection in the mirror. "You can do this," he reassured himself. "He can't boss you around forever. You're the hikari, not him! You know what you want, and you're not going to back down!" All the same, Ryou wished that he could just hide under his bed and not actually go downstairs. But the way things were, he didn't have much of a choice. So he had to go downstairs, no matter how much he didn't want to. Before he left the room, however, Ryou walked over to the window and opened it. "You won't have to wait much longer!" he called down to the barking figure below. "I'll bring you in soon. You're just going to have to wait a little longer!" The figure below whined, but stopped barking. Ryou calmed his nerves once more as he headed down the stairs. Bakura, Ryou's alter ego, sat on the couch reading a book on something that Ryou wasn't quite sure that he wanted to know about. A few weeks earlier the two had discovered that by focusing boRyou's New Pet:Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 16Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 162 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kage watched from the shadows as Scollex snuck up on, and then killed a few more people. It was interesting to watch, even though Kage felt he wanted to do some of the killing as well. He didn’t interfere, because he didn’t want to make Scollex angry or irritated.
Scollex began to move on, and Kage followed.
* * *
The human screamed as wings emerged from Scollex’s back and into the air. Before they had a chance to run, Scollex’s arm morphed into a claw and he grabbed them. Morphing his other hand into a claw as well, he slashed the human across the face and neck and dropped them to the ground.
Scollex’s wings folded, and his claws changed back into hands as he watched the human bleed out and die on the ground. This was the fourth kill of the evening, and he was contemplating whether or not to go out and find another unsuspecting human to stalk and kill.
Kage was perched on top of the streetlamp, watching the bloody scene. After the human was dead, and he n
HaosRidică-te şi taci, taci precum o stâncă.Haos7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Arde nerăbdarea şi curmă picioare de frică.
Râzi cu glas tăcut , râzi, râzi în hohote!
Ascunde, omoară, taci, râzi, începe.
Ridică-te, înalţă-te ca un vârf de început.
Loveşte-ţi faţa şi plângi ca un copil.
Rupe durerea din tine şi uită ce eşti.
..uită ce eşti ..?
Mai bine iţi usuci obrazul înainte de furtună,
Ca să îl găsească curat, nevinovat de lacrimi.
Împinge-ţi urechile în cap, închide-ţi mintea.
Şi încă o dată:
Taci şi mă ascultă cum mă risipesc, cum fug,
Mă scurg printre degete apăsate şi pumni încleştati.
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 14Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 142 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kagekao lied on the floor of the room. He groaned and turned his head, opening his eyes slowly. He looked around in confusion.
He put his hand to his head and moaned; he had a painful headache. Taking the hand away from his face, he saw a few stains of blood on his fingers. He realized that his head was wrapped in bandages, which had become soaked with blood in a few spots.
Kage looked down, he was lying on the floor and wrapped in a blanket. Looking to the side, he saw something lying next to him. Kage sat up and looked at it; it was an odd mask, half black and half white.
Kage picked up the mask and looked at it. Something in his mind told him that it was his, and that he should wear it. Kage put on the mask. The white side of the mask caught the subtle effect of his eyes taking away light in confusion. This effect was amplified and reflected by the mask, which now had a confused expression on the white side of it.
He also noticed that he was wearing a black and white striped scarf.
Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 6Forgotten Past - Part 2 - Chapter 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The two demons had made their way to the city that was next to the woods with the house. Before returning to the city where Doku lived, Kage wanted to search this city.
They climbed the buildings to give themselves and eagle eye view of the surrounding area; but they didn’t seem to be able to find any other demons, or even shinigami for that matter.
They continued to search, talking as they went.
“So, tell me more about these shinigami.” Kage asked, looking down at the road from a rooftop.
“Well, that one that I told you about first, the one with the black robes and scythe, he doesn’t seem to be friendly with anyone. I don’t know what his motive is, but he never seems to attack humans, only demons and other shinigami. I avoided him the few times I’ve seen him, and that was a while ago. But I saw him go after this other shinigami once, maybe a year or two ago.” Doku explained, scanning the windows of a seemingly empty building.
NightmareI lurk in the lands of dreams,Nightmare5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am there behind the dancing butterflies,
Behind your imaginary lovers embrase,
I am in her soft kiss.
I lurk in the land of perpetual hope,
Of limitless oportunities.
I am despair.
I am death.
The flickering light of relief,
In my overwhelming darkness.
After a day of suffering,
You still have your imaginings to run to.
What do I have?
What is to comfort me?
As if I chose this.
As if anything would choose this!
To live through each of your fears,
Night after night... never to escape.
I am trapped in the land of dreams.
I am trapped behind the shadows,
Behind the minds fears.
I am in your mind
I am trapped in the land of perpetual hope,
Of limitless oportunities.
I am despaired.
I am dead.
The blinding walls of my prison
Overwhelming my shadow.
You are terrified by your nightmares,
Yet when you wake, you can forget.
I shall forever sleep,
Never to wake.
Never to hope.
For I am Nightmare.
InsomniaVăd suflete de oameni goi,Insomnia6 years ago in Other More Like This
Ce trec ca orbi pe langa lumile curate,
Pe lâng-acei născuți din flori,
Ce zboară sus, departe,
Spunand: “Priviți spre albul mut din voi,
Deschideți camerele sparte.”
Schimbați mătăsile din voi,
Uitați de nopțile cu ploi,
Fugiți, scăpați-ne în foi de carte,
Lăsați-ne să vă gasim.
Lângă veșminte aurii
Și lângă rime vechi ce poartă
Amprenta mâinilor pustii
Ce au uitat cum să se-ntoarcă.
Tu poți să crezi în tot ce ți se-arată;
Acum și clipele-ți se vor mai vi,
În somnul tău ce duce spiritul de toartă,
Pe cântecul lin de copii.
Suflet_paneSe ia una bucatã suflet inocent,Suflet_pane6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Se dã prin lacrimi culese atent,
Se lasã la înveselit o jumãtate,
A doua se toacã mãrunt în pãcate.
Pãcatele se aruncã-ntr-un bol,
Se presarã minciuni domol,
Se amestecã pânã la nebunie
Adãugând spulberate vise o mie.
Înveselita jumãtate se ia,
Cu toatã povara
Amarei vieţi terestre.
Apoi se dã prin amestecul stins
Ce emanã iz de regrete
Şi searuncã-n dorul încins
Servindu-se cu pretexte.
DurereMi-e scârbă de modul lor negativ de a brava şi de ipocrizia lor.Durere5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nu îi pot ajuta cu nimic pentru că suferă de prostie crasă şi nu pot înţelege inteligenţa.
Distrug raţiunea şi aduc rasa umană într-un declin accelerat.
Sunt ignoranţi faţă de tot ce e bun, paşnic si frumos, distrungându-i pe cei adevăraţi.
AbuseGoodnight, he had said, I love you, he had said.Abuse5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hate you hate you hate you, let me out of here, let me out! I'm so scared, please, just go away, I-
Love you too. He nodded and left-
My room, I can hear him walking a few paces away and stopping so he can see-
Me alone, changing into my pajamas and going to-
Hell, because I was a bad girl, he said I was a bad girl and I didn't deserve-
Sleep. I always sleep-
Horribly. I know he's still there, waiting for the right time, so I curl into a ball-
With an old stuffed bear because-
Mom likes to see me with it, even though the bear gives me nightmares, because-
He gave it to me. I fall-
Onto the floor. He's kicking me hard, and it hurts, it hurts, it feels like he will never leave so I can fall-
Asleep quickly and have-
Nightmares of his spawn inside of me, kicking my insides like he kicks my outsides, destroying my-
Slenderman Looks at FanartOne day, Slenderman was bored, so he decided to check out DeviantART because BEN said that they loved creepypasta there. He also mentioned that Slendy had a fan club.Slenderman Looks at Fanart5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So Slenderman typed "deviantart" into Google.
Half an hour passes...
Slenderman: AUUUUGH!!! WTF?!
Rake: *yelling from the room next door* Slender, wth?! I was trying to sleep. Because some of us are actually nocturnal!
Slenderman: *slams labtop shut* THAT WEBSITE IS THE DEVIL!!!
Rake: *walks over* You can't be serious.
Slenderman: *opens labtop and points to the screen, averting his "eyes"*
Rake: What the- Is that...?
Slenderman: Don't say it.
Rake: *laughs manically* I didn't know you and Masky had something going on!
Slenderman: WE DON'T!!! *facepalms* But the MH fangirls think so.
Rake: *scrolls down the page* ...And apparently you have lots of girlfriends too...Most of these kids look about twelve too...
Slenderman: I know! It's like everyone's pairing me with their kid sister!
Panic Attack (May be Triggering!)Thump-thump-thump, there goes my heart.Panic Attack (May be Triggering!)3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's to let me know, 'Here comes the start.'
Sometimes I wonder if there's an art
To stopping this train wreck.
Wheeze-wheeze-wheeze, there goes my lungs.
It's to let me know, 'Either fight or run.'
My heart becomes roaring war drums.
Will this horror end?
Whir-whir-whir, there goes my head.
It's to let me know, 'You'll soon be dead.'
I just want to retreat to my bed.
I think I might just die.
Tap-tap-tap, shoes flutter about.
It's to tell me, 'You might black out.'
I can't talk back, so they yell so loud.
I'm certainly going to die.
Woo-woo-woo, the sirens scream.
It's to tell me, 'This isn't a dream.'
This is all more real than it seems.
I just want to wake up, now.
Clunk-whish-rip, at the ER.
It's to tell me, 'How close you are!'
Nearly a heart attack, but no cigar.
Did I just nearly die?
Beep-beep-beep, the monitor goes.
It's to tell me, 'Here ends your woes.'
As I calmed down, I came to know,
ultime datiînchide ochii,ultime dati4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
priveşte-mă cu mâinile pentru ultima dată
şi nu încerca să mă înveţi pe de rost.
acum du-te pe cealaltă margine a prăpastiei
şi o să mă uit la tine
şi o să te uiţi la mine
pân-o să uităm unul de altul.
din când în când o să mă întorc
fiecare cuvânt scris pentru tine
şi când le vei auzi ecoul
vei crede că sunt poezii nescrise
din lumea în care oamenii se iubesc
legănându-şi picioarele în gol
de pe aceeaşi parte a prăpastiei.
şi-apoi o să-ncerci să-ţi aminteşti
culoarea cerului de acolo...