777broken bird7776 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
curled up catatonic in his arms
bones made of brittle bus passes and torn business cards
(and frozen tears, and old stories, and tired lives)
his face buried in her fading hair, anxiously looking for
a response because this is what they call
town of luck, town of dice and neon lights, hold me in your favor tonight
somebody must succeed out of all those ruined lives, right?
airskinny boy kissed meair4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
kis,ses l,ik,e c,ommas , ,
breaking the waves of my own selfish sadness
o god skinny boy (willow man)
if I am worth something let me know. reasons 1,,2,3, , (4,5,6)
fingers curling over the top knob of
My spine (your spine is tall and proud
skinny love blue-eyed boy godless heathen /while You have no god I find mine in my own blood wide grin kid who is
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tears don't drown your sorrowlost one,tears don't drown your sorrow5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Why do you always seem so sad? Your eyes are deep cerulean swirls of the sea, calm on the surface but fatal underneath with endless anfractuosities. Crestfallen rivers find their way down your cheeks and fall like raindrops on your cold hands.
If you were a song you would be the most broken and desolate winter nocturne in solo. You would be the beautiful heartbreaking tune of the violinist in the park, leaning down to close his old case full of coins.
You said you could play the piano for hours, from sunrise to sunset and into the quiescent night, but I know your slender fingers always remain the same temperature---below zero. And sometimes, your heartbeat is so silent and your eyes so icy blue I could almost see the snowflakes waltzing in them, an endless snowstorm. What happened to your passion?
When the show is over, the stage swept sterile and the actors all gone home to live in the monstrous truth, you sit in the dark and hear the walls breathing, and the whisper war in
We're not beautifulWe're not beautiful6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The color red reminds me of two summers ago when this whole story finally began.
You would stand outside my house and wait for me to notice you existed.
You made me cry because you took the time to listen when I didn't want you to see.
you wrote my name. You spoke my name.
Those were the days I believed I was magic.
Street lights remind me of times I was scared to death, running away from my house
at 3 am for a boy I wasn't sure was worth the risk.
You were afraid too, but I needed you to be stronger.
I followed behind you down the street as you played your guitar to sleeping houses
and a foolish girl.
Scattered rocks remind me of the time I threw them at your window, cause I knew you were inside with her.
I screamed at the top of my lungs that I hated you both and then drove away.
Those were the days I knew I cared.
The dirt under my fingernails reminds me of the night you drew a heart in the ground
and you assumed I knew it was for me.
I remember those notes, one a day for
Things That Matter.Please don't teach me things that don't matter.Things That Matter.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Please don't teach me about cosine.
I don't need to know
about the things that flood your mind
like mint toothpaste,
thick and impassive.
Don't teach me about preservation
of ancient cities.
Teach me about the preservation of love
and of memories,
the preservation of my summer lungs.
Please don't teach me about writing chemical equations.
Teach me about writing emotion,
about filling pages,
unseen by human eyes
but blissfully therapeutic.
Teach me about writing
until my fingers ache
but my mind feels relieved
like a wet rag wrung free
of dark and heavy water.
Teach me about sparrows
and how to hold them
so they will not die.
Teach me about love
and how to hold it
so it will not die.
Please don't teach me about things that don't matter.
gambler's risk of lovegambler's risk of love5 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Dont jump into a relationship unless your willing to fall
dont set such high standards when you know nothing at all
with such a high leap and no notion in sight
how will you know when Mr.Perfect is right
rushing and hurrying, with no time to think
this is about future- will reality sink?
this isn't a game, or a battle's own war
the loving affection to be adored
so hold your head high- and with it come risk
the battle of love is at a terrible miss
Realms: PrologueToday was a day for hiking, Allen had planned it from the beginning of the month and he was not about to let himself down. The sun was like a burst of light today, yet not too bright to be blinded, and a bonus to this was the scattering of clouds that once in a while had blocked the sun for a few minutes and then rolled on. Allen had packed all of his belongings neatly in what was now a fully filled backpack, up to the brim of with some extra clothing, snacks and other useful equipment. He placed the bag into his car and set off for the surrounding mountain area, which homed some of the most magnificent forests around. He was alone for this trek, needing some time to himself, something he had not received in a while, and this was the perfect time to have it. Stress sort of overtook him at about that time, some deaths in his family as well as those of friends, even with work. Maybe this hike would help relieve him of some of life's problems and soon enough he may be able to face the worRealms: Prologue6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Realms: 4Another few days, and the seven dragons soon arrived at the cave that started it all. To Minali, some few memories started to flood her mind, she had not visited this cave in a long time and to see it again made her shudder. They all entered and walked through slowly, making the time to get out about a half an hour. Sarika had no idea what time it would be back in the human world, but she knew that it must've neared the next year by now. After they all exited, Minali took a glance around, and yet it seemed that even more memories seemed to go through her. Sarika noticed this and she tilted her head a bit.Realms: 46 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Does it all seem the same?" Sarika asked Minali.
"It seems slightly the same, but it's so long since I've been back here. I'm sure that everything has changed over the past 61 years since I left." she said as she kept looking around and a tear fell from her eye.
She took a few steps forwards and kept on looking around as more memories kept on flowing through her mind of when she was
tonight, pretty girlpretty girl,tonight, pretty girl6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
tonight i held you and listened while you poured out your heart. you told me about how so many people come and go in your life, but no one stays. i wanted to tell you that i would stay, but that might have been a lie. instead, i told you about roller coasters, race cars and other things youve never experienced.
tonight i held you and listened while you poured out your heart. you told me that when you were ten years old you thought your mother stopped loving you. i wanted to tell you that it wouldnt matter because i loved you, but i didnt because that might have been a lie. instead, i told you about the world and other things youve never experienced.
tonight you left tears on my piano, hoping i would find them.
i pretended they werent there and they only left stains.
my fingers now glide across the keys
as you listen to the song i never wrote for you.
tonight my ribs are pressing against yours on the bantam bed and
Hip Hop? What is this Hip Hop?Hip Hop? What is this Hip Hop?10 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
An eternal life blessing; listen to HipHop as I escape from this infernal strife stressing ~
There?s no testing; the greatest art form that keeps my heart warm; never catch my mic resting ~
I start reckon; why Graffiti artists get locked up for reppin without a lethal weapon ~
It?s a form of expression without the use of aggression; cops should learn this lesson ~
Don?t be fooled; reminisce the old school; I thought I told you; females rep this, just as cold too ~
We roll through like shopping carts; HipHop music is topping charts; this is for all you readers ~
Check the features; connect the speakers, breakers rocking Adidas imbedded sneakers, I?m a pro found to teach ya ~ (lol)
Head-spins arouse up-roar from the bleachers; we?re just the seekers; enough props to founders and teachers ~
Preachers preach to reach; an art form that involves its own speech; we vibe when we hear a record screech ~
DJ?s drop ?break beats? like ?shattered instrumentals?; gather credentials; four type?s of e
The Twin Fires: Chapter 1Asleep amidst their contendersThe Twin Fires: Chapter 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Awoken trough the blood
The twin fires shall set the path alight.
One Yin, one Yang
Destiny torn in two
When the two come together,
Truth shall be revealed
And the great design will unfold
-The Prophecy of Huizhong-Chen
The Vial of Blood
The rain was drifting down slowly and a chilly breeze swept the deserted street on this late October evening. 17-year old Thomas was just on his way home after anything long day at school, grey, listless and worn-out teachers filling your head with trivial facts and knowledge you'd probably never use again in your life, and tomorrow would bring no difference.A small sigh escaped his lips as he stuffed his hands in his pockets and continued on his way home to a probably intoxicated father and an overbearing mother.
Thomas muttered, deciding to take a shortcut trough the woods next to the railroad, at least the trees would provide some shelter. Darkness was falling quickly this ti
The Village Guardians Ch. 4-9+The Village Guardians Anthology+The Village Guardians Ch. 4-95 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
-Chapter #4- Twilight Below-
Written by Dr. Mack Foxx and Aaraboga Jones
Ages 13+ Suggested for Violence and Romance
Original Story, Characters and all other Original Content are Copyright 1987-2010 Philip "Dr. Mack Foxx" Byard and Aaron "Aaraboga Jones" Byard
Pokémon and all related content and characters are Copyright 1995-2010 to Nintendo, Game Freak, Creatures and The Pokémon Company
[The Village Guardians Anthology]
[Chapter #4- Twilight Below]
Though it was now 9:00 at night, Gremlin and Crystal were still dead-set on exploring the caverns which the Sableye had accidentally discovered earlier that day. As expected, the newlyweds were still wearing their ornate wedding attire and shimmering red ballet instructor sashes, although Crystal wisely had traded out her tiara for a hardhat with a forward-facing headlamp. Gremlin was wearing the same kind of headgear, except he had a large blue flame atop his head instead of
Halo Twisted Fate Ch.2Halo Twisted FateHalo Twisted Fate Ch.23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chapter Two: The Arbiter's Captives
When Eris woke up, her body felt light. Her eyes opened to a dark blue ceiling with a hexagonal pattern, which she examined briefly before sitting up. Looking down at her body, she blanched. She was wearing a grey dress, styled into a halter-top, with braces on her arms. Feeling exposed, she hugged herself as she examined the rest of the room. The woman she had tried to save, sleeping still, was dressed similarly, though her dress was white instead of grey. Eris opened her mouth only to close it, repeating the action a few times. She had never really seen clothing as beautiful, due to her upbringing and her life as a rebel soldier, but now she was confused. Wasn't she supposed to be dead?
Her last memories seemed to indicate that her assumption was correct, but she felt the surface beneath her, and when she breathed in, the air smelled. She doubted the dead could smell. A motion to the side made her jerk in surprise. The ot
TLoS: Origins_Chapter 6"AAAHHHHH!!!" a sudden scream rips trough Spyro's sleep, causing him to become completely awake in matter of moments and jumping from where he was resting. He head also Cynder scream. He thought that she was hurt and turned to find her. His fear for Cynder caused him to scream, making even more noise.TLoS: Origins_Chapter 65 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He found her, and one of the strange creatures, a few centimeters apart, both shouting at their top of their lungs. Surely, someone would have heard this entire racket. The other unconscious creature also awoke, and upon seeing Cynder and Spyro, he froze on his bed.
Finally, the shouts of screams were faded away, leaving a sudden empty silence. Cynder walked back a little bit from the stranger he was staring at.
"Cynder, are you all right? Why did you scream?" Spyro asked concern plain in his voice.
"Yes... yes, I'm all right"
"I was just looking at him when he woke up. He then started screaming like crazy when he saw me".
"Holy shit that thing is talking" the other
From Alpha Centauri with LoveI'd like to write you a messageFrom Alpha Centauri with Love11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in hundred-foot high flaming letters.
It would tell you
you no longer needed glasses.
A passing spacecraft might mistake
my words for a signal
that the earth was running out of air
and, though we are very sorry,
there is no safe place for them to land.
If the words were bright enough
they may carry to the edges of the nearest
star, and there split in two.
Observers on Alpha Centauri
interpret it as a dialogue
on the subtle machinations of string theory.
In translation it becomes a bestseller
on Dagobah 7, and is summarily
taken out of print.
When atmospheric lensing distorts my message
you may scrye the meaning
from the warmth of the words
as each letter spreads itself beyond its boundaries
and becomes a wall.
As Chinese textbooks tell us
no walls can be seen from space.
So, maybe no one knows the words
I write you-maybe no one is looking.
If they were, they would see a rope
twisting up through clouds-as thin
but strong enough to climb.
WeddingWedding4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John paced nervously, trying his hardest to stay calm. He straightened the clean pressed black dress uniform. Despite the fact that neither Kelly or he were officers they had agreed that the tradition of getting married in uniform seemed to suit them better. John had been glad for it. He didn't think he'd be comfortable in anything other than his uniform. Even with familiar comfort of the dress uniform he couldn't seem to calm himself down at all. His nerves refusing to settle and thoughts raced through is head.
"You need to stop pacing like that before you wear a hole in the ground." Fred put a hand on John's shoulder, causing the Master Chief to stop. "Now let's go, or we'll be late and I don't want to see her kill you."
John smiled at his friend and they made their way through the base. "Thank you again for this. I was a bit afraid that you wouldn't want to be my best man. I am marrying the woman you dated, after all."
Fred grinned. "John, you're my best friend, and you make Kelly h
TLoS: World at War Ch.1Takeo, Nikolai and Dempsey were waiting in the main hallway, while Richtofen tried to get the portal to work.TLoS: World at War Ch.15 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Mmm. I can taste the flesh of those undead monsters already." Nikolai was holding onto his gun very tightly, grinning devilishly while doing so. For a moment, Dempsey swore he could see a flash of red in Nikolai's eyes.
"Uhh, you're kidding right? You're not actually thinking about eating these guys, right?" chuckled Dempsey nervously.
"Why? Are you afraid of me?" Nikolai asked.
"Umm, no. I was asking, because, uhh, that would be disgusting. Yeah, Im not afraid of you." said Dempsey.
Before Nikolai could answer, a loud whoosh could be heard while Takeo, completely ignoring the two, torched down his first zombie. Dempsey held his BAR at the ready, trying to completely ignore the fact that Nikolai was watching Dempsey with confusion.
Before long, the hordes were funneling into the hallway while the three fired away at them. Ta
BetrayalBetrayalBetrayal8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My dark eyes can no longer show emotion,
I am numb to everything around me.
You were the one to make me this way,
Cold and heartless, filled with only fury.
I believed your good intentions,
I endured your playful ridicule.
I followed you with unyielding devotion,
But you were a fraud. And I? A fool.
You turned away when I needed you most,
Leaving me to a fate so horrendous.
I had lovingly given you my fragile glass heart,
But you broke it into a million pieces.
For a moment I could feel nothing
But the dull throb of ache and depression.
Then it all came crashing down on me:
The sadness, the grief, the anger, the desperation.
I realised my grave mistake,
I had let you use me as your own.
There was nothing more I could do now
Except whimper, scream, thrash and moan.
I pushed you away, shunned you out
And steeled myself for pain.
I slowly began to put my heart back together,
But it was imperfect, never again to be the same.
Now here I stand, emotionless and bitte
The last human: Chapt 8The last humanThe last human: Chapt 85 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dempsey watched in mild satisfaction as lead from the barrel of his Thompson tore through the rotten skin of the undead. Their rotten intestines were completely exposed, half of their torso and ribcage was torn destroyed; and blood was dripping from their wounds, drenching their ragged uniforms in a colour of thick red. He turned when he heard a zombie trying to climb, without hesitation he stomped the zombie in the face knocking it off the platform before sending a barrage of bullets at its face, tearing it's head apart. He removed his pistol from its holster, turned and took aim at a zombie that was slowly limping up the steps. He pulled the trigger, sending a single bullet in between the zombies eyes. The zombie was killed instantly.
It fell backwards before rolling down the steps, loud sickening cracks being heard as the rotten corpse fell down the stars, before crashing into a large group of zombies that were slowly making their way up. They were knocked o
TLoS: World at War Ch. 2"Ha! We made it! Good job Kraut!" laughed Dempsey, patting Richtofen on the shoulder. "So this is Verdun? Not really what I expected." Dempsey looked around at the forest and noted the fact that many of the trees looked like giant mushrooms. He diverted his attention towards the temple. He noted the bridge and two dragon statues in front of, what he presumed to be a door.TLoS: World at War Ch. 25 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A sudden click made Dempsey turn around. Dempsey was shocked to find Nikolai pointing his gun at him. Takeo and Richtofen pointed their guns at him aswell. Dempsey, confused, backed away slowly with his hands up as if he was surrendering.
"Whoa, guys! C'mon now! Don't joke like that. Put the guns down."
None of them did. Dempsey continued to back away slowly.
"Dempsey, don't move." whispered Nikolai. Dempsey obeyed immediately.
"Who, actually, what are you?" asked Nikolai. Dempsey realized that they were not pointing their guns at him, but rather, behind him. Dempesy turned around an
DestinyDestiny6 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
In spring, deep in spring with the blooming trees
and the stream flowing along with the sky
Within the flowers that refused to die
I fell in love with a hidden scent
In March, above the heart
when noone could save me
from all my joys
In spring I fell in love with shadows in someone's voice
In spring, it's just ment to be
My heart noone can foresee
Noone will ever understand its thirst
And I feel sorry for the one who'll love me in spring
Because he will end up getting hurt
Blue 4 Chapter 1Kelly took in a deep breath as the chemicals worked their way out of her system. The hatch opened and she leaned forward, coughing up the clear liquid that supplied nutrients while in cryo. Infinity would be coming out of slip space soon and the crew was being awoken to prepare. Once her lungs were clear of the mucus-like liquid, Kelly made a quick pass through the showers before she grabbed her clothing and got dressed into the black under layer of her armor. Fred and Linda joined her a couple seconds later, Fred still coughing up a little of the liquid. Kelly was already off down the catwalk before they even got dressed.Blue 4 Chapter 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The line of armor stations was a bustle of activity, gearing up the Spartan IVs. Officers shouted orders at their soldiers and carts of weapons were being pushed around so that people could grab their combat gear. Kelly moved to one that wasn't being used, the one that was specifically set up for the more advanced and expensive Mark VII armor that the Spartan IIs wor
Disorderlands: Circle of DutyDisorderlands 1Disorderlands: Circle of Duty3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Circle of Duty
His leather gloves creaked as Rodney gripped his battle rifle tight. He knew this wasn't going to be easy. The Crimson Lance had a reputation for brutality, not least of all toward their own troops. But this soldier had learned long ago that if he was ever going to accomplish anything, he'd need to do it as a part of something better than he was.
He hunkered down behind a pile of sandbags. The Circle of Duty challenge was designed to determine a new recruit's potential and assign him accordingly. Already he knew - they were going to kill him. He had no doubt of that.
Rodney had died before - the "New-U" replication and memory transferral procedure was quite familiar to him in fact - not that it got any easier after the first time. He just had to hold off as long as he could to prove himself a capable warrior.
An alarm sounded and he flicked off the safety. Time to bring it.
Lance soldiers began to spawn into the arena. Rodney wasted no time taking