The Waste WorldShe said create the world, so I did. I made it dark and dusty, coughed up from my own black lungs. I gave the trees an ashen hue and the ground a color to match the starless sky. The creatures were murmuring oozes, globs of drying acrylic that inked across the orb of my bubbling imagination.The Waste World1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Repulsing, it was in fact the product of an industrial mind. I was born from man's smog goddess and, if memory serves me, her breath was laced in exhaust which I inhaled nightly with her songs. She was soothing and complacent, her voice smokey like a hazy bar. No one could deny her features were hideous beyond belief. Her skin dripped pollution like morphine into veins, into deep red rivers to turn them ebony and clogged. Her eyes glistened obsidian, sharp and cold if you didn't know her at all. I knew she was lost and ashamed, as her mother, my grandmother, would often remind her of the destruction her presence caused. I loved her like grandmother nature never could.
Grandmother was ,indeed, a gra
Your LoveBuy me whatever you wantYour Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Give me whatever you need to
Tell me all the sweet little things
But don't say that you love me
Do you really think I'm here for money...
For materials and items?
Well honey, I'm afraid you're dead wrong
Could you ever think...
Or comprehend the fact that I love you?
Give me gift after gift
Present after present
But none of those things can make me happy
Your happiness is what matters to me
Not if you give me the hot new item everyone's talking about
Words whispered every night
Day in and day out it's all I ever hear
Cant you see that's not what I want to hear?
All I want to hear...
What I need to hear is your voice saying I lovey you...
Don't you see?
I never wanted your money
I never wanted material things
I never wanted all those gifts
All the presents
I never wanted to hear all those little sweet things
I only wanted your happiness
I just wanted you to smile
For you to laugh
To sit back and enjoy laugh
All I ever wanted was to be the cause of your ha
SwallowI swallowed stones for a girl once,Swallow2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
tethered a daughter to my arm,
raised her with my own hands,
and pulsed so much blood
through the wire
it became a vein.
Eventually I fell,
slammed to the floor,
like a marionette savagely thrown
against a wall.
My guts were full,
of sediment and
my stomach swelled too much.
I breathed dust and ants,
swallowed as much as I was able,
and tried to get up
with my daughter in tow.
Clumsily falling back over,
with bruised hands and
forced, rough, breathing,
I felt tension
from the other side.
The line pulled taut and hard
and dragged me from its end
across so many splintering boards
I bled from my fingers trying
to fight it.
it frayed and snapped.
Admittedly, I cried for it
and I shoveled debris and carted blood
swearing the whole time
I'd never swallow stones for a girl
Then I met you.
Naruhina: Blue Angel Chapter 4 (READ CAPTION 1st )Naruhina: Blue Angel Chapter 4 (READ CAPTION 1st )1 year ago in Drama More Like This
After that day, Naruto became his usual self. He was comforted by my words. " Naruto wake
up! " I shouted as I pushed him off the chair. " Come here... " Naruto mumbled. He
stretched his arms and wrapped them around my waist. He pulled me close to him. " Be mine,
Hinata " Naruto whispered in my ear. My face turned bright red. That bastard! He is half
conscious! Jeez! Teasing me like that! " Dont say such things! " I screamed as I slapped
his cheek. Naruto screamed. He quickly got up and pointed at me. " What was that for!! "
He yelled. " Hmmph " I said as I looked away. We got dressed and headed out. It was a
beautiful day. The cherry blossoms in full bloom. The calm breeze gently brushing my face.
" Today is going to be great. " I smiled. " Nahh, School is never great " Naruto moaned.
I hit him with my bag and walked faster with my head held high. " Oww " Naruto mumbled. "
Hey! Wait for me! " He shouted and smiled. He ran by my side. We finally
I Am Not GreatI am the catalyst through which others become great,I Am Not Great1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The back board that earns them the winning shot.
I am but the creek that runs beside the road of fate,
Granting its trav'lers relief from their lot.
I am the dull grey that plainly lays in the background,
Illuminating their smallest twinkles.
I am the endless harmony, the less than known sound
That brightens the tone of sonant wrinkles.
So come and find me still here waiting for your glory,
Waiting for a time when I am needed.
I will let you make me the paper of your story,
The stone to weather time; to hold your lead.
Let me give you inspiration, carry out your dreams,
And experience the glow of winning
In the way that has been set for me, the shade t'your gleam;
And let me stop wishing the world should be burning.
Hate Me [ England x Child!Reader ] 02England x Child!ReaderHate Me [ England x Child!Reader ] 021 year ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
A tiny you, in a tiny world, your eyes only able to see the world around you, outside the window you can see children playing, the birds flying around careless and free. Unaware of your suffering, while the cats and dogs play their usual game.
While tiny you are left all alone. In your little fish bowl that you've now called your home, Arthur has also deemed this tiny bowl your home. Arthur .
The mere thought of the Englishman brought tears to your eyes, one day he would love you, and then the next day it was seemed that he despises you. Does he really hate you that much? Does he despise your existence that much? Does he hate how tiny you are?
Is he afraid to love?
Clutching the fabric of your cloak, crushing the material in your hands you felt tears falling out of your eyes, wait why were you crying? You should hate Arthur! You have every right to hate the Englishman, for the way he's treated you, and how he speaks to you.
Resolution Diary2007Resolution Diary1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Make first million after starting own business.
Applied for a loan. Declined due to excessive account activity. Note: Constant purchasing of rare (albeit mint) wicker chairs is not conducive to bank balance. Wife insistent on selling wicker chairs to find money to start business.
Bought new donut recipe book. Learnt how to make category hard donut, 'Diamond Swizzler'. Delma loves them.
James offered to lend the money if he can become a business partner. Potential.
First million still a long way off. Wife still nagging.
Spent savings on replacing the roof of the conservatory when neighbor's tree uprooted in the November storm.
Update: Dogs should never be fed over two donuts a day. Next Year's Resolution likely…? Find enough money to take Delma to the vets. And make more realistic resolution idea.
Find an appropriate business idea.
SometimesSometimes,Sometimes1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I feel like
at the end of the tunnel
there is never a light,
but an even darker hole
that carries nothing
but your demise and your failure
without a single strand of hope
that could save you.
Cerberus and SiriusIn the nighttime I were glancing,Cerberus and Sirius1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
to the heavens, softly dancing,
where the starlight lay entrancing
thoughts within my mind.
Sirius, I spied in wonder,
the brightest light we live here under;
the Dog Star clad in wildest splendor.
Then there came again to enter,
another thought within my mind.
All the ground below is hiding,
shadow depths so filled with dying.
All those realms so secret sighing;
Hades' hound stirs with his crying:
Cerberus, that beast of thunder,
with three heads to tear asunder
any who might seek to wander
to that starless hidden realm.
Dwelling on these myths, I question'd
if in fable they were lessen'd,
in their act of giving lessons?
For, in truth, there is but this:
a choice betwix two canine myths.
Each journeys as inclines his pith,
to Cerberus or Sirius.
Shall we, our daylight seek to squander,
to succor Cerberus whole lies there under?
Or shall we forsake our fears to clamber;
surmount Sirius, and heavens plunder?
In which hard task shall we persist?
Goodbye?I can see it comingGoodbye?1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your inevitable shatter
I can hear it coming
The words that you fear to utter
I can feel it breaking
That heart you pretend doesn't exist
I can hear it falling
The tear you struggle to dismiss
Now in my hands
Our fate reluctantly rests
And here in my hands
My decisions are put to the test..
SilenceThere's nothing I can say about you that isn't cliché.Silence1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
So I leave you with silence.
A beauty unlike any other. It's the only thing I can give you.
HurtYou seep in meHurt1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a poison, dear.
How did this come to be?
Why does it hurt when you're here?
I'm still thinking if
I should just let you go.
Why do I feel so stiff?
I guess that's for both us to know.
Cause I'm gliding on your ice
And I'm trembling in the cold.
Baby, it doesn't feel nice
That I have a shaky hold
Of our old memories
And what happened before.
How we took cover in alleys
But you don't care anymore.
Tell me why you did this?
Was this your plan from the start?
Was it momentary bliss?
Did you have to break my heart?
You made me so confused
And I can feel the pain.
You make me feel so used.
What did you have to gain?
Please tell exactly what's happening.
I feel as worthless as dirt.
My heart is really aching.
Baby, did you have to hurt?
Survival of the IllestAre those hints of lemon I detect?Survival of the Illest1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look, I'm just here to get wasted, don't try
to make it more than that.
I'd drink motor oil if I thought
it could get me high; chase it with a shot
you can keep your survival instincts,
in that pretty velvet box (along with all
those other things
you thought you could convince yourself
you lived for). Instincts are the bare
bones of the impossibilities we wanted
to believe in,
those times you tried to tell me that
adrenaline was God's way
we were His chosen ones, we were
special, we were free.
I tried to tell you that instincts and God
can't exist side by side, but I was already
far gone, cornea constellations
spiraling and you looked at me with such pitiful
I just gave up the fight.
I told you once that my goal in life
is to kill myself slowly, immerse my organs
of whiskey and scotch
over a fifty-years-or-so period. "Just think,"
"it will be like an ocean, w
The Circle of DustDeathThe Circle of Dust1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Body lays on empty floor
Spirit absent from earth now
No breath in and out
Snow covered the ground
A clover fights on the surface
Life wants to be born
Conversation with a blind personcan you see something?Conversation with a blind person1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nothing. I never saw anything.
so it's all black?
No I cannot see black
because I do not know what black is.
I do not and I have never seen anything
so I have no knowledge of what anything is.
I wish I could see your face
Bonsai TreeI wish I was a bonsai treeBonsai Tree1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So that someone would intently care for me.
I wish I was a bonsai tree
So that I would constantly be kept pretty.
I wish I was a bonsai tree
So that I could be unfeeling, emotionless, carefree.
In RealityEverything was perfect...In Reality1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Until i realised,
I was sleeping.
I SeeI see how a lie,I See1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Can cause someone to die;
Rumors for the ignored,
Made up by someone bored,
Without truly reflecting on the "Why?"
I see how the grass grows,
Shooting up between my toes,
Thinking that it's better than others,
Who try and hope to smother
Me with things I'd rather not repeat.
And yet, I see the Sun,
Feeling it on my face as I run,
From the Hells of humanity
And the little kids who shout profanity,
With no repercussions for their words.
Through all of this destruction I see,
Most people being kind to me,
As they treat me very well,
As I try hard not to dwell
On the problems of people of the Earth.
I Deserve BetterWhat did I do to deserve such hate?I Deserve Better1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You tell me that I'm no good,
But then you say you love me.
How can that be?
You're tearing me apart
Before my very eyes.
How do I know what is right,
When everything you do is wrong?
I never hurt you,
But yet you make me cry.
You're taking my heart,
And breaking it piece by piece.
I don't deserve this,
And I shouldn't love you.
But the truth is I do.
I can't change what had been done,
But I can change how my future plays out.
I don't deserve such hate.
I am better than this,
And you know it too.
So take this knife out of my back,
And set me free,
Because I want my heart and soul back
Where it belongs.
I deserve so much more,
And I am going to get what I want.
I will be free from this prison,
And I will return home safe and sound.
As for you,
I could care less what happens to you.