Lunar EclipseObserve the birds that soar so highLunar Eclipse10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Their wings that stir in endless flight
Like vibrant sails become aflame
And lit below by beacons bright
The moon rusts red in darkened skies
Absorbs the glow of midnight light
A blood moon is too cruel a name
Let rest the stars and sleep tonight
Oh love, stay here and rest with me
Oh love, sleep calm and rest tonight
Sappho Merely ShruggedI was sixteen when I saw the garden for the first time. The flowers weren't exotic; the same kinds grew in the park across the street. There was just something about how the sunlight hit their petals that made me stop on the sidewalk. I spent a moment admiring a flower with curling leaves like the pages of old books, and I wondered how I'd never noticed the garden before.Sappho Merely Shrugged6 months ago in Emotional More Like This
A woman knelt between the rows of plants. She had dark hair that tumbled over one shoulder and sweat on the back of her neck. "What's your name?" I asked.
"Sappho," she said.
"I like your garden." I leaned against the fence as I watched her work. "The flowers in the park don't look so good this year. Did you do something different?"
Sappho merely shrugged.
I was too afraid to open the gate and go inside. Instead I went back to the park the next day. The flowers there were dim and faded, but at least I knew my way around.
I was eighteen when I almost touched one of Sappho's flowers for the first time. The night was c
White CrowsI. to C:White Crows11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You soar on thermals, warm and uplifting,
until the tenuous column vanishes and you
skim too close to treetops and lakeshores.
I have never glimpsed your heights
or touched your depths; I only hover
on harsh ocean breezes tinged with salt.
I dream that you will know the peace of stillness,
and that I will remember the rush of motion.
II. to T:
Cloud nine is not bliss. It's a panorama of raw cream
chiffon with an underbelly of curling smoke
that blocks our view of the earth below.
When we fell through the clouds
mist coated our limb tips so all we could feel
was the ghost of each other's touch.
Blame the wind or the feathers drifting from my moulted wings,
but I always knew we'd land thousands of leagues apart.
III. to P:
Among flocks of shuffling feet and stuttering wings,
you shone the brightest, a sparkle in the summer light.
You dazzled the world with solar flares and I was the negative image,
dark after-thoughts burned onto retinas.
IV. to W:
Crows don't sing, they say, bu
Ice girlBorn from the first snowIce girl7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
northern lights above
I grew up to be strong
not to fear the dark
that's where stars are born
the great nothingness
I learned to bear the cold
the freezing wind
sleet and grain
chilly summer rain
teached me to be humble
get up when I stumble
make my own path
through the snow and slush
Born in the northern woods
I grew up to be me
and I'm proud to be
part of arctic history
The Starcatcher's StoryThe Starcatcher's Story4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By Pedro Oliveira
"I feel them all around me
As if they're looking for me
I'm sure they're protecting me
You're all so close to me
And don't you never ever leave me!"
Every night before I fall asleep
I look out of my window and always see
A shadow sitting in the moon
With a fishing rod and wizard hat
I swear he is catching the stars
Why would someone do that?
Hey, you with the the fishing rod and wizard hat!
Tell me what are those stars you're looking at!
"They are wishes and dreams
They are hopes and fears
From the children, who before going to sleep
Look at the sky and make a wish
Hoping that tomorrow
Won't be full of sorrow."
Hey, you who sits on the moon!
Why are you catching
A Vocaloid Fanfiction: Red Flames - Meiko - P1A lot can happen in a year. Love, betrayal, life, death, loss and new beginnings; and sometimes you can find yourself standing back where you started while the world around you shifts and changes and you try to stay rooted to the ground, desperately grasping the life you used to have before it would slip through your fingers like sand.A Vocaloid Fanfiction: Red Flames - Meiko - P13 years ago in Romance More Like This
But if nothing changed you would never experience the events life has to offer, wouldn't you?
It was exactly how it had been a year ago, a stormy night sky over the small, modest diner bar. Heavy rain pounded against the glass windows; the moon leaving scary, spiky shadows on the wooden floor. To the side, a door was slightly ajar and inside laid a sleeping Meiko, her head surrounded by bills and notices as she tried to rest in her dusty office. Proper, restful sleep was impossible and dreaming was even more so. Meiko founded herself awaking to the scene before her; a seemingly endless number of unpaid bills and papers warning her that thi
2. Complicated2. Complicated2. Complicated3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Why do you have to be so stubborn?!" Len yelled.
"Why do you have to be such an idiot?" Neru retaliated, glaring fiercely at Len. His expression of extreme annoyance mirrored hers. This meant that Neru's face was all scrunched up, while Len's face was a furious red. Right now the two were bordering on the line of all-out rage.
Len was the first to break the angry silence, "You're so―"
"Infuriating!" Neru interrupted.
"Enough!" Meiko shouted, stepping between the two of them, pushing their almost touching faces apart. "Why won't you two quit fighting?"
"She started it!" Len said, pointing to Neru. "She's the one who is always insulting me!"
"I wouldn't insult you if you'd stop being so damn annoying!" Neru growled, pointing right back at him.
"STOP!" Meiko cried, pushing both of them to separate corners of the room. She rubbed at her temples, where a migraine was forming as it always d
La Trilogie des PrintempsLa Trilogie des Printemps4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
La trilogie des printemps.
Ici, le printemps est une trilogie du temps.
C'est un fruit fragile qui s'ouvre en trois pelures.
Il s'en vient en douce et se sauve à toute allure.
Et un jour on se dit que c'était le printemps.
C'est une entre saison d'un temps qui se compose
D'un hiver qui s'étire pour ne pas partir,
D'un délavé austère où tous les bruns chavirent
Et d'un temps où les fleurs et tous les verts explosent.
La saison du printemps blanc allonge l'hiver,
Cet amant éconduit qui lutte et qui s'accroche.
Plein de chutes de neige en rappel des hier
Où le froid mordait même l'acier et les roches.
La neige fraîche tombée au sol le matin,
L'ivresse troublante d'une chair frémissante
Que la douce clarté habille gémissante
Tel le nacre du sperme léchant une main.
Le froid qui mord la nuit et l'insensibilise,
Le soleil qui tente de réchauffer le jour.
Les matins et soirs basculant presque touj
Please, Don'tPlease, don'tPlease, Don't3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You don't realize
What will happen if you do
You speak to thousands
But you listen to no one else
Cut that wrist again
What pain you cause me
You scream for help
But you do not accept it
Don't make me
Build you your coffin
I don't want to paint you
With my misery tears
Don't do it
Life has so much more
To offer you
Just give it time
And times a bitch
But happiness will come
And trust me, it's worth the wait
A Servant of Evil~"You are my lady ..I am your servant .."~A Servant of Evil4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Len smiled wistfully, gazing out the palace windows. The skies were aglow with fire, red streaks akin to blood marring the cloudy black and painting the night with a fiendish glee. Through the glass he could hear the rioting crowds, their cries ringing across the palace grounds and echoing in the city, calling all those forth who despised the dainty princess of fourteen. They decreed her evil, a viper in the hellish garden of despair. Despite their words, he only knew as his sister. His lady.
Fate had not been kind to him and his darling sibling. Torn apart at a young age, she was pampered and taught the ways of the throne, while he was trained to be here mere lapdog. A servant, there to adhere to the tiny princess's every wile. Never permitted to reveal his blood relation, which the princess had forgotten, Len had dutifully splayed himself before his laughing and lovely twin, a hand to his chest and knee on the floor. ~"What is your
Writing AdviceThe key to building suspense isWriting Advice2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Our StoryThose fun days are in the past,Our Story3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll still remember them even if they have passed.
Those happy memories are forever mine,
throughout, all of time.
So I'll just continue to live on,
a different pitch, but still the same song.
Even if you and I are apart,
we will forever remain in each other's heart.
On that fateful day,
we both promised and prayed,
that we will always be there for each other,
no matter what happens forever and ever.
So now I will move on and make new memories,
so that in the future, they will become happy stories.
Live life to the fullest and be happy,
this is the story of us, the story of me.
Every TimeEvery time I see you... or see your name,Every Time3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A wound re-opens; one I never saw.
Each time I see you, I am hit by shame.
Because you are happy while I feel raw.
Every time I see you, you are with him.
You two being together is no sin.
But when I met you, I chose on a whim
To put trust in you and feel love again.
Every time I see you, I die inside,
Knowing that your love for me is over.
And when we talk, my feelings I must hide,
Like a bug that hides under the clover.
Each time I see you, I know in my heart,
That it wouldn't work out--not from the start.
A Vocaloid Fanfiction: White Feathers - Haku - P14"Are you sure you don't want us to walk you home? Or help you clean up?" Meiko asked Haku as the three stood outside the bar.A Vocaloid Fanfiction: White Feathers - Haku - P143 years ago in Romance More Like This
Haku shook her head at the two who were each holding one of her hands.
"If it's alright with you, Meiko, I just want to stay here for a little while and lock up when I'm done. I'm not ready to go home yet and I can manage the cleaning by myself. I I need to think over some things " Haku lowered her eyes as Meiko and Neru glanced at each other, unsure of whether to leave their friend. Even though she had calmed down and even smiled for them, the two friends could plainly see that Haku was troubled and obviously thinking hardly about who knows what. Eventually, the they hugged Haku in turn and went their separate ways towards home.
Haku leaned against the door, and saw that it was beginning to rain again. She closed her eyes for a long moment, just listening to the rain before heading inside to clean up the aftermath of Kaito's party.
Dell raced thro
Walk the LineI walk the line in the presence of a girl who's sweet, kind, and cute. Her charming smile, innocent laugh, clear eyes, and warm demeanor make my heart melt in her presence. Even when she's mad, her tantrums are adorable. Everyone loves her.Walk the Line3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I on the other hand am not that. I'm ragged 'round the edges, rough and worn. My laughs are sand paper, my smiles sarcastic, muddy eyes simply lie, and I am feared for my temper. I cannot be loved by any.
I don't know why she's still here even with all the problems I bring. I fuss and complain, unable to really control myself, yet she takes it all with a smile. Even with my fearsome temper, she hasn't abandoned me yet.
I really just wish I could hold her and tell her the way I feel, the way I see, why I do what I do, how I know what I know. My words are garbled and come out fractured, the splintered ends driving us apart, I know. It's s
Dear MoonDear Moon,Dear Moon3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are the only one that can understand
As you sit all alone
Surrounded by stars
As the stars sit in their constelations
All dancing together in the sky
As you sit all alone
Nobody to join you
Nobody to see you
Nobody to understand
Nobody like you
You are the only one that can understand
A Vocaloid Fanfiction: White Feathers - Haku - P18The girl hid inside the library, clutching her set of books to her chest and she was scrunched up in a ball behind a bookshelf. She could barely breathe because she was so nervous. She slowly got to her feet and peered around the bookshelf. The girl felt her long, silver hair swing over her shoulder but she ignored it as her eyes were fixed on the man sitting a little further away from her at one of the studying desks. He was fiddling with a pen in his hand as he looked down at his work, a concentrated frown on his face. While he was distracted the girl drunk in every detail about him: his shiny, grey hair that was pulled back in a small, spiky ponytail and stray strands too short to pull back hung over his face like bangs to his pale, creamy skin and tall but extremely skinny body frame. The girl's face was tinged red as she saw the man blink and lift his head from his studies. She hurried back behind the bookshelf out of sight, certain that he had not seen her. The man looked at theA Vocaloid Fanfiction: White Feathers - Haku - P183 years ago in Romance More Like This
Crazy about you...The one person I can talk to about anything.Crazy about you...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The one who will understand and believe me.
The one who I can trust no matter what.
The one I can tell all of my frustrations to
Is the person who causes my frustration.
It's the one who makes me wonder if this is right.
Is this what I want?
Is this all worth it?
Who kept their word?
Is it my paranoia?
Is it me?
I think you're lying to me.
Leading me on.
But to go to this length
Could you really lie about THAT?
It just doesn't make sense
Or does it?
I don't know!
I don't know!
I'm fighting with myself.
I'm losing my mind.
Have I always been like this?
Or is it you driving me crazy?
I want to help you.
I want to fight for you.
I promised to.
I won't leave you,
No matter what.
I will always be there.
I was recruited as an agent to help you.
I was going to keep it on the surface level.
I wasn't hoping to get attached.
I cared for you yes.
That wasn't a lie.
But I didn't need to be attached.
I was doing my duty well.
frozen.frozen;frozen.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
entranced by that subtle gaze
livened by the world that I see there
living in a moment
that never existed.
living in a world
I deceive myself forevermore,
unable to escape
my own lie.
eight things about growing up.eighteight things about growing up.3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I told my brother I was going to be a fairy when I grew up. Or a bird, or sprite something with wings so I could touch the clouds.
I learned that fairies weren't real when I was six, after I tried to jump off a parking structure to see if I could fly.
That day I also broke my leg in three places and saw an angel's face in the clouds. (And don't tell anybody, but sometimes I spend all day looking for him.)
My neighbors back in Denver had a son who was a schizophrenic. After he went off his meds for the third time, he painted the windows red and told his wife she had to abort their baby because it wasn't human.
A year later, I heard that he was arrested after pointing a hunting rifle on his family. It was loaded, but he didn't pull the trigger because his mother said she trusted him.
I guess love is kind of like that, too.
Seattle didn't come until I was fifteen, in October.
My family and I took a boat ride on Friday. We listened to the captain
A Vocaloid Fanfiction: White Feathers - Haku - P20"CHEST PAINS?? Bwahahahaha!"A Vocaloid Fanfiction: White Feathers - Haku - P203 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh shut up, Kaito,"
"Man that is hilarious!!"
"Not exactly seeing as Meiko's behaviour was the reason she got kicked out of the hospital. She shouldn't have taken Haku since she knew taking patients that had not recovered to roam aimlessly around the hospital was against the rules. No wonder she got kicked out," Neru pointed out to her giggling friend. She had been made aware of what had happened at the hospital while her back was turned.
"But if she hadn't taken Haku, Dell wouldn't have woken up."
Both parties looked at their sleeping friend, exhausted from her reckless day of going around the hospital. After the doctor looked up on Dell, adding news to charts and other complicated things he ordered a nurse to take Haku back to her room and politely asked Meiko to leave the hospital premises before he called security or something. Haku could not remember exactly as after finding out that Dell was now going to be okay, she was drained an