Thinking of You~~Thinking of You~~Thinking of You3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
In my mind I can always see
Your wonderful face
Right before my eyes
And I can't help but smile
Your eyes that always twinkle
Like stars in the dark night sky
Are forever etched into my mind
For times when there are no stars
When I see your gleaming white smile
My day seems to brighten
And I am filled with joy
Just knowing that you grinned at me
Things always seem to change
When I am in your presence
As though you were an angel
Sent down from the heavens
And every single moment
Of every single day
I spend all of my time
Simply thinking of you
AdviceRebuild your life from the ground up,Advice8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
forget those thought of ineptitude.
Tear down the walls around your heart,
remember the good times you've had.
Forgive those who have hurt you,
learn to laugh at your mistakes.
Release the feelings of unworthiness,
live each day for the next.
Crying never killed anyone,
but frowning causes wrinkles.
Smiling lets your light shine through,
laughing takes away the pain.
Regret is the mother of an unfulfilled life,
sadness is her eldest daughter.
Loneliness creeps beside her bed,
jealousy is her lover.
So forgive, forget, but remember.
Cry but laugh, smile but never frown.
Live and learn, tear down and build anew.
But don't hold regrets, or all else is doomed.
A Lutheran's PraiseI'm weak and broken.A Lutheran's Praise6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm frailer than you.
Strong as the strongest.
I'm stronger than you.
I'm strong because He is strong.
I'm strong because I love Him.
I'm strong because I fear His wrath.
You are weak,
Weaker than me.
You are weak because you do not know Him.
You are lost and cannot be found.
He finds you.
He knows you.
You are found because He loves you.
We are strong because He knows us.
He is kind,
Kinder than me.
He is strong,
Stronger than me.
He knows all.
He saves all who save themselves.
Salvation! Salvation! Salvation!
All hail to Him who saved the weak!
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
The real flower of deep sleepThe real flower of deep sleep6 years ago in Other More Like This
SHHH. Im a flower of deep sleep come in my presence and suck in the poison of my voice cry on my shoulder and tell me your whole lifes story and then fall into eternal sleep and never awake. In your sleep every thing is write youre whom ever you want to be you never look down and you always smile. I hold your pain and sorrows in my hands and banish them into my heart. So come to me Im a flower of deep sleep but the only thing I ask for is eternal loneliness in my realm of happiness but oo Im so lonely .SHH.
Vampire pleasI wanna fill this hole inside my chest.Vampire pleas7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I'm gunna need help to fill the rest.
I-cant-feel the pressure.
I wanna cry so hard just for you,
and I hoped you'd cry for me too,
but my face is a desolant desert; oh help me!
I bury your body in the yard.
Love and compassion was never my card.
I hoped you learned to...
Never strike when their down!
Never trust a stranger from 'out of town', never, never, Natalie.
Just never, never, Natalie.
Never let them see you cry,
even if the tears sting your eyes.
Never, never, Natalie!
A vampire's plea.
We were just sipping cocktails,
I could feel her pulse running-off-the-rails.
Off the rails now.
I buried her body in the yard
Wine and talk was never my card.
I hoped you learned to...
Never strike when their down!
Never trust a stranger from 'out of town'.
Never, never, Lillian.
Just never, never, Natalie.
Never let them see you cry,
even if the tears sting your eyes.
Never, never, probably.
Listen to my vampire, my vampire plea!
You Pulled Me OutYou swam in deep waters but still pulled yourself out,You Pulled Me Out8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You were the stubborn one without a doubt.
You knew the fine line from beginning to end,
From fun to serious, you knew it all.
But I still dove in the raging sea and began to swim.
As I swam further, I began to gulp in water.
You were uncomfortable with me in that storm,
So without further warning you jumped in the prickling thorns.
Choking I fell in the dark as the storm thickened,
I should have listened.
But you pulled me out, and as I came about
Realizing where I had been,
I see now why you only go in when the waters are thin.
You pulled me out and saved me,
And for that forever a friend you shall be.
Devotional: Matthew 6:33Devotional: Matthew 6:3310 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I used to always tell myself that I didn't need things like the approval of others, or care and compassion from anyone, that God was my focus and with him, I didn't need anything else. I would even 'god-talk' myself into thinking my life actually WAS going that way – if you know the right words to say, you can convince yourself of just about anything.
Sure, I kept telling myself, I relied totally on god for everything I needed, I didn't need anything 'from the world'. But the more I lived my life, the more I found out that it was hard for me to live as an 'island' in the world – totally on my own, nobody but me and God.
I started turning to different areas of fulfillment. I would seek out the approval of others, and slump into deep depressions when I couldn't get it. I would look to others for strength, and I would stumble when that strength ran out. I even looked to others for sexual gratification, and I started myself down a long spiral of sexual immorality.
Soulheart's Last BreathSoulheart padded through the tree's eyes clouded in sadness and her tail dragged across the floor. She now knew Nightmist didn't trully love her and all she did herself was just believe it, happy that she knew someone that must have loved her back but she was wrong.Soulheart's Last Breath3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pausing to taste the night air she caught a scent of a squirrel in the bushes but felt no need to catch it or her heart will sink to the ground. Soulheart had turned stepping over some twigs remembering the badger attack a few sun-highs ago. The white and black swirled cloudclan cat turned around then limped forward knowing she should be resting, not out in the forest. Soulheart quickly leaped over a log then winced as she landed.
Soulheart kept walking flattening her ears remembering the night of Nightmist and the badger attack and all she wanted was for it to dissaper,
Suddenly she felt the ground slip underneath and she clinged to the soft earth around her eyes stretched wide in terror. Looking down she yowled loudly rea
04-04-11Live.04-04-113 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because the world is not as cruel as you take it to be.
Because the ocean wind plays with your hair, the gulls cry out overhead, the waves are as steady as a heartbeat.
Because someone out there loves you, even if you don't know it, even if they haven't even met you yet.
Because you are unique, and no one can replace you.
Because everything happens for a reason, no matter how hard it is to see at the time.
Because this too shall pass.
Because you have something to accomplish on this earth, and only through living can you discover it.
Because life is beautiful.
The Children of 'NamThe Children of 'Nam3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
They reminded me of a straggle of hens, clucking about like there was no tomorrow. Their sweat soaked shirts and the uncomfortable heat of the Vietnamese monsoon season was forgotten as they chattered loudly and formed themselves into a tight knit group, peering excitedly at the building leering towards us. Meanwhile, I was attempting, unsuccessfully, to shrink to the back, nervously chewing my nails as I was pulled into a group that didn't quite share the enthusiasm of the group before us. We watched as they rushed off to the first floor and waited for our cue to follow.
The Christina Noble Children's Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was established in 1989 and the Social and Medical Centre for disadvantaged children is a non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to serving the world's oppressed and marginalized children. On the air-conditioned comfort of the tour bus, we heard the previous statement and I listened to the chatter continue as the facts washed
Slash Gash Terror CrewYou'll never guess who's back, only to start a new show of courseSlash Gash Terror Crew3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Slash Gash Terror Crew
Though mayhaps the one you aren't familiar with
Our daggers jeweled and sharper than our long white fangs
Used more for our own masochistic reasons than for our own self defence
Don't you see our scars, the way we hide our skin from all of you?
Of coruse though, we must feed, right?
That's what you're all here for, do you see through our masquerade now?
We're to suck you dry, like we've done to so many others
We leave your bones to our master, gifts to him
And of course your organs will become his dinner
He loves fresh meat for breakfast, you know.
A New BeginingAs I sit here staring at the keysA New Begining3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My thoughts swarm like a bunch of bees
I can't make heads or tails
The cold stings like bunch of nails
I can't shake this feeling
My soul has to started it's healing
And my fate is sealing
My fingers are numb
You must think I'm dumb
I know you told a lie
You thought you'd make me cry
Some people are so fake
Now it's their turn to break
For us, those that are real
Our hearts will heal
Now this is our fate
No need to hate
You are too late
We were born into the fire
But soon your name will retire
Into the ground you fall
And silence will be your only call
Think of me as your grim reaper
Into hell I'll take you deeper
That's the price you pay
For going astray
Now as I sit here and think
Slowly my eyes blink
You fakes aren't worth my time
Wasting it on you would be a crime
Don't Cry to me...Don't cry to me , I'm not with youDon't Cry to me...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't bare to see you right now
because every time I see you I just need you more
I miss you and want you but I'm afraid to fail
Don't cry to me I'm not with you!
JUST STOPTrying to find a reasonJUST STOP3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
To get out of bed
Oh no here it comes those voices
Swirling in my head
When I fully wake
Oh god how it aches
To go out again
In a world of traffic, stress, and pain
Anxiety and fear
Everyone in a rush to get there
Because they are not happy with being here
Can't we all just stop
Stop buying societies lies
Can't we all just look
And take an honest search deep inside
I show my true heart to you
Can you show your true heart to me
I forgive the past right now
I release the years that are buried
I do whatever it takes
To allow myself
To cry out the pain
There is peace here
To love again
Hush...In the serene quietness where the tide's waves murmuring sentimental words as the tall trees flapping their green leaves that wither under the blazing sun that the shore's sands dance with it's dust flying in the air making the beach looks like they're speaking secret signs to each other when the natures move gracefully greeting each other.Hush...3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Mia - 1st December 2010 -
Death is Easy...Life is Harder*"Death is easy, peaceful .life is harder."Death is Easy...Life is Harder3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In Life, death is the only absolute. Nothing else is ever guaranteed. From the time we are conceived it is unavoidable.
People die every day, but the death of a loved one is always tragic and shocking.
Even when you know it's more or less coming sooner or later.
The one who passed will always be treasured and remembered.
We live another day to wait and see them on the other side; to rejoin with all those we lost in years past. We will always carry the knowledge that they will never truly be lost as long as we live. We carry them with us everywhere we go; in our hearts and in our minds.
They live on through us.
When it happens, you feel like your entire world has crashed and stopped working. You ask "how could this happen?"
It hurts, but you have to be strong and make it through.
All In SinScared little doll; forgotten on the floorAll In Sin3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are you happy where you are?
In this forsaken world
Those empty glossy eyes
That never seem to see
I feel their hatred grasp
And take a part of me
Malicious plastic smile
Shines with tyranny
Oh I'm sick and tired
Of this synthetic mockery
Hidden from the world
Avoiding the day
Of being perfectly imperfect
In every single way
The string in your back
Puts knives in mine
Oh forgotten doll
Take these words from my spine
Scared little doll; forgotten on the floor
Cold with mommies tears
You're her little whore
Thrown beneath the surface
Of a world you must despise
Oh my little doll
I'm glad I smash those eyes
NevermoreDreams don't work,Nevermore3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
World for tears,
"Wonderful trust", heh,
Weak hands fall....
Young thoughts were running away,
Never to be spoken...
Young thoughts were running among the dead,
These thoughts of theirs shall come nevermore....
Alone and true,
Fall and follow,
Forward through the abyss,
Something About Her 11-29-10Something About Her 11-29-103 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
It started off as her looking at me in gym.She would look away as soon as i looked in her direction.I always thought that was cute.After that,she would always sit behind me in class.I don't know what she did so i can't explain in furter details.I wondered why i cared about what she was doing.I kept telling myself i didn't like her but realized i did when i wondered were the topic came from.You can tell shes shy,shes really quiet.I never would say anything to her,just sit close to her.I only ever said something to her once and she tried to be funny so i laughed.I just sit next to and i feel like im making it look like i don't like her.I wish i could just tell her.I wish she wasn't afraid of coming to school.She came to school today,which was a surprise,and as usual i just sat next to her and glanced at her sometimes.I've never seen a girl that always smiles at me whenever they look at me.She has an amazing smile that i wish i could see everyday but only see it once every three weeks.I h
Icarus Lives Day 2Greg sighed as Shawn and Schuyler chatted away for the rest of the period. They acted like they had been friends forever! The New Yorker frowned and admitted to himself that it wasn't like he had known Shawn for all that long, but it was comforting to have another American to hang out with other than his little sister Melanie. The friendship was even better because Shawn had his own flat where he was planning to live alone in most of the time; the Californian had even extended an invitation for Greg to hang out there whenever he wanted.Icarus Lives Day 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yeah, I've wanted to go to this school for years now, but I couldn't convince my parents until last year after I had already enrolled, that is. That and my brother, Tommy, told my parents he'd come visit and check up on me every month." Even though Greg had already heard the story, he listened in on the two boys' conversation anyways. He noticed in his peripheral vision some kids gi
A Fathers ThoughtsA Father's ThoughtsA Fathers Thoughts3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
As I watch my son playing in the yard,
I wonder what he will someday be.
What wonders will he discover?
I ponder the marvels he may see.
Will he become a doctor or a lawyer?
Or perhaps something I cannot guess?
Whatever the future holds for him,
I'm sure he'll always do his best.
But for now he enjoys an innocence
That I lost a long time ago.
I will protect him every way I can,
And try not to let my worries show.
Eventually he will understand...
For Life has much to teach.
I'll tell him to never give up
Because no dream is out of reach.
What does he think of that flower
That currently has his attention?
Does he see a miracle of nature,
Or maybe some wild invention?
I have so much love for him,
And I know he loves me.
My wife walks up behind me
Wondering what I see.
We share a laugh together...
Our son discovered the cat.
It's amazing that the animal
Lets him annoy it like that.
I hug my love, and kiss her cheek.
And we watch our boy play.
We see the fruit of our lov
A New PersonaI think I'm done with this persona,A New Persona3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'll go back to the one alone-a,
It sits in the corner, quietly waiting,
While this one here's mind is racing.
Checkered flags, carry the air,
Flying fast to a slower fare,
Is vetus animus, hear these words:
Merge anew with the louder herd.
Quietly rest, like Lisa, Mona..
For now it's time for your persona.