Sky's War I Night was fast approaching as the crowds finally began to thin in the market. The festive air to Market Day still remained, though slightly muted in the increasing chill. Standing off to the side of the main road leading from the city Toujei, sixteen children awaited the arrival of their teacher. Sometimes, the evening of Market Day he would lead them back into town to the Great Plaza to hear the address of the Solis, the leader of Crysiline. Such were grand occasions, because people from all over the planet Crysiline would gather in that one square to hear one person speak. The unity of the Crysilinian people in those moments was always soSky's War I2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Underground I sit with my eyes on the horizon, so I can see to the farthest point if someone approaches. Behind me, I hear the low static hum of the dome wall, beyond that the rumble of the crowd. I give my racket a little swing, letting the grip slide and turn in my hand. A droplet of sweat runs down my cheek, but my focus is out there, on a radius of maybe twenty feet. I listen. The swish of leaves. The rush of water.Underground2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A crackle. "Sorin." I cup my hand over my ear. "yeah, he's comin for you."
I grin. And when the green-suited man emerges from the trees, I run forward. He starts to swerve, but I swerve with him. Racket back. He starts to swing
One More DayWhy do I hurt myself so?One More Day3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I torture myself to hear your voice,
to see your face
to know that you don't want me
like I want you
So why do I do it?
I crave your presence,
my soul aches to hear your voice
to know you're okay
That you're still here in this world with me
for one more day.
FlutteringLike a bird fluttering against the windowFluttering3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So my soul beats against the bars of my heart
It tries to escape, but it cannot
Because I have trapped it there
Because it wants too much
Too much that it cannot have
It is easier to suppress it, to keep it caged
Then let if free and suffer the consequences.
SweetheartMy sweetheart...Sweetheart2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
so very, very sweet.
To Whom It May ConcernYou address the press,To Whom It May Concern3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Preach the issues
You place your people in a box,
To the ones whose trust you've stolen.
You wage war against the world.
You candy coat your cold blooded culling,
Make the people praise your prowess.
You cater to critics,
Proving points to problems they approach.
You say that we'll see change,
Yet we witness it only for the worse.
So now a word from the wise.
Take a bow.
Gaze upon the masked masses
Waiting for your promises yet unfulfilled.
We the people of the United States,
In order to form a more
LostTouched,Lost3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stolen from the sanctity
Of walls once strong,
My heart's will,
Changing on a whim,
Fluttering in the wind,
Drifting over a pool of uncertainty.
Fallen to the surface,
Soft enough to cushion,
Deep enough to drown.
Love, joy, memories of times long past?
Reminiscing on what once was,
Falling into utter chaos,
A whirlpool of sorrow,
A hurricane of dissent.
Yet there's light.
One so powerful,
Guiding me silently
Through the maelstrom.
It speaks not,
yet explains all.
It hears my grief,
Though sound is void
Gift of LoveWith time and with effortGift of Love3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a painting will grow.
Through laughter and tears
the feelings will show.
This gift I give to you
of patience and care,
I give to you now from
the feelings we share.
ListenA crash of thunderListen4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
from clouds in the sky,
A honk of the horn
from cars passing by,
The aimless chatter
of crowds in the street,
The rustle of leaves
as air feels the heat,
The pound of a heart
A tempo. A beat.
As If We Had Ever MetWhat do you think?As If We Had Ever Met4 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
What crosses your mind?
But do you care what I think?
I could answer it for you,
And I would not want you too.
I want all the peace of mind to stay,
All the things that have been said,
won't be remembered,
just like we have never saw each other,
never to say hello again.
Desperation's EndDarkest nights I search, but no answers can be found.Desperation's End4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Questions I ask, but no reply is heard.
This beast, the likes of which I never encountered,
Numbing pain, but still a shadow ripping at my soul.
Why does sorrow escape me, and to where has Emotion flown?
These things I do not know, but will one day learn.
Without hope or doubt,
Fear or courage,
What am I but an empty shell?
I do not hate,
Yet I do not love.
I lust for these things.
I long to feel these sensation, but alas...
I walk as a zombie in this cold, dark world.
When will they see my sufferings,
The things that make me who I am?
Who will cast a warm light on this col
Careless Words...It stings like the bite of the mosquito--Careless Words...4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It takes something away.
And yet you cannot eliminate the cause
As you can with the little vampire
Because you might lose more--
More than you already have.
So it festers and bothers and stings and burns:
The cruel words of a friend,
Needlessly and carelessly given.
Lost FriendshipLOST FRIENDSHIPLost Friendship4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They said well stay friends forever,
And to separate? Absolutely never!
But now where I stand,
In the middle of a dangerous hound,
How come theyre not together?
My friends, my favorite pals,
Have all chosen completely different paths,
Not for once daring to look back,
At wonderful memories we had.
We were packed with a strong bond and combined,
With the strength of our friendship we bind,
That no matter what or when,
Youll know always and then,
Your friends are always behind.
Youd never fear for you always knew,
Thered be a friend to protect you.
A friend you go to in need,
Lady LibertyMen with canes told her she had it all she was good enough she couldn't handle more she was happy anyway they told her while they went off to smoke and sex and politics and pocketbooks and damn we've got her on the back of our handLady Liberty4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they said she was the perfect woman because she invited people in made them feel safe and welcome and free but more than that she never spoke up or disobeyed or left her home
they wrapped their lies around her eyes and their laws around her mouth and their cocks around her hands and said she would never be free she was free enough where they allowed
she wept for years tears unnoticed in the grand scheme of New Y
Denial"Quit lyingDenial4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Just give in
'Cause I'm tired of the denials.
'Cause I'm tired of the facade.
'Cause you'll only hurt in the end.
Just admit it
Just let the wall fall
'Cause I can feel the truth in you."
I'm talking and yelling,
Cajoling and wheedling,
Trying to convince.
"Just answer me
An answer truly!"
I'm glaring at hazel eyes.
But the face says nothing
And I know I should know better
Than to talk to a mirror.
MusicSing to me a lullabyMusic4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And I'll paint for you the sky
A portrate of our future
And the love we can't deny
Dance with me awhile
Before I have to go
Hum to me that melody
Just let our music flow
DriffenceAm I different?Driffence5 years ago in Spoken Word More Like This
I eat like others
I sleep like others
I even breathe like others......
or is it
Ha! I found it!
I'm a freak to you
cause your the same!
Is this...Is this a parting of the ways, or a new beginning? What happens now--while it relies on the past--relies most upon yourself and who you are now. My heart is light and my mind is clear, confident in my choice. If this is where our paths divide, then I fare ye well with a sadness in my heart. If this is where our paths separate, then we must find the strenth to find our way without the other. But if this is a new beginning, I will rejoice and walk with a lighter step. The choice is yours, though may we always remain friends. The choice is yours, but no matter the journey that follows, I will find a way to go on, though sorrow may reside.Is this...5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tell Me Tell MeIt's just a sparkTell Me Tell Me5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not yet a candle
Tell me tell me
Is this truly a flame.
It's a distant glow
On a distant horizon
Tell me tell me
Is this the sun rising.
Never had a feeling
Quite like this
Tell me tell me
What's stirring in me.
Is it real
Is it true
Tell me tell me
If I'm really in love with you.
Broken HeartBroken HeartBroken Heart5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It happened again.
I swore to myself it wouldnt.
I look - horrified - at my heart.
Laying broken and helpless on the floor.
I had only myself to blame,
It wasnt his fault.
He said it just wouldnt work.
That we didnt belong together.
So I make a promise to myself.
To be stronger this time.
But then I look at him as he passes by,
And my broken heart mends itself again.
This end is on her.Slowly she crept into the room. Her feet barely made noise as they touched the ground. The heart monitors beeped ever so slowly. A large wind would sound from each side of the room as the breathing respirators took in air to the lifeless bodies on each side of her. Their lives were being held in the wires of the machinery around them.This end is on her.5 years ago in Mystery & Suspense More Like This
Balling her fist so tightly her nails pierced her skin; causing droplets of blood to slide down the palm of her hand. She took her fist and slammed on the door lock.
The agents ran to the room slamming their fists against the glass of the doors.
That noise was nothing to her, everything was inaudible to he
Time...Time is a length of chain.Time...5 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Laugh, but know that it is none-the-less true. If Time were not a length of chain, we would all be drifting amongst the scatterings of a single moment forever, helpless to go forward. If Time were not a chain, then speak to me of how it can drag us along despite our struggles, of how it can stay with us and drag us down, and of how it hinders all we do. Time, therefore, must be a length of chain wrapped around our spirits, our very beings.
But see! When you looked at me and held me close, I felt the tugs of Time's stride dwindle. Forsooth! When you kissed me I felt Time's hold fray and snap, leaving me to float th