ProloguePrologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Run!' a bright flash blinded me as I fell to the ground, my ears ringing. 'Run! Save yourself!' I struggled to get back on my feet. 'But !' I looked at the man, pinned under the debris of the crumbling building! 'GET OUT OF HERE!' the man yelled said, blood spewing from his mouth. Reluctantly, I turned and began to run towards the room. My legs ached; my heart was pounding as my vision recovered from the flash slowly. I knew this was going to be very dangerous. I knew that this was going to be very risky and I knew that this was going to be very likely suicidal. But when you have nowhere else to go, you'll try to dig yourself a hole in the ground, if it likely means saving your life I pushed open the door to the roof of the building as hard as I could. I remember running towards the edge of the roof, where a zip-line had been set-up. I never knew who'd set it up, or why it'd been set up. All I knew was that I was about to j
My Last MomentMy Last Moment4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My last moment
Written by ToxiHelena <3
Each day people tell you how to live and be,
Each day you know there are lies you cannot see,
But you never shook your head, you just go along.
Each night when you're alone and you just can't dream,
You know you're missing someone, who's never here,
But you never open your eyes, just go back to sleep.
You know you can't hide forever,
The mask cannot save you from this cruel world,
You have no chance but to continue living.
You feel you can say those things,
Emotions are just growing up inside your soul,
You have no chance but to continue walking,
Till the last moment of your life.
Each day when it rains, you see through the raindrops,
Each day when it rains, your heart is crying too,
But you never open your umbrella to stop.
Each night, when you're feeling down, and you can't sleep,
Do you feel someone's loving you, with their feelings so deep?
But you never hold their hand before you say goodbye.
You know you can't run forever,
The rain canno
Promise MePromise Me3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You'll let me know
You'll love me so.
You'll hold my hand
That this is real
The heart we feel.
You'll make me smile
You'll stay a while.
You're truly "fine"
That you'll be mine.
And promise me
We'll sail away
The Beginning of Another LieThe Beginning of Another Lie4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I dislike it when people assume they understand you.
I mean, How could they if, at times, you cannot understand yourself?
"How's school going?"
Standard response. Simple. Easy. Uninviting and friendly enough to kill the subject. A lie and yet it is not a lie.
I won't lie to you. I've lied many times. I lie almost everyday, almost compulsively. A paradox presented in curved or flat letters on your screen. if you lie all the time how can I trust what you say right now to be the truth? Could what you be saying now be one simple lie in a web of truths?
See what I mean? Hard to understand at times...
"How's it going between you and him?"
"It's pretty great. We had an almost romantic moment. It was bizarre and I don't know how to feel about it."
This one is tricky. How do you know which part is the truth and which part is the lie?
You shouldn't trust me even when I beg you to. When I give you reasons to. When I show hints of honesty and even, at times, sig
Ice girlBorn from the first snowIce girl6 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
YouI hate your frickin' smile,You5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I HATE that wink,
I hate everything about you -
Why do I have to be in love with you -
Of all of the men in this world -
Why is it that my heart wants you?
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
White CrowsI. to C:White Crows5 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
Lunar EclipseObserve the birds that soar so highLunar Eclipse4 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
ShineShine3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The music starts. Four Seasons- Winter by Antonio Vivaldi plays through the speakers as the girls rise from the floor. In their, cloud blue coloring, ballet costumes, the skirts bounce on their legs as they spin to the slow music. Their dancing is magnificent, on time, they never miss a beat nor step. Spinning and twirling, lifting feet and arms, they stay in pace with each other. Sometimes forming shapes and some times not, they stay dancing.
About half way through, a young man walks in. His not to thin not to thick body walks passed the people watching in the back row. He's got nice set of green eyes and a dashing smile, his dark brown hair bobs up and down as he takes his seat in the front row. The young man is absolutely in love with how the girls' bodies seem to almost sing as they dance along with the music. One of the many reasons the young man comes to these ballets is to fall in love with the bodies rhythm, how they sway to the beat, but of course another reason shall be to wa
Black Elephantyou move with all the strength of a herd long swept astrayBlack Elephant2 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
you ford while stormy tides of the river turn to grey
and the colours of your land sweep round your battered hide
tossed by breaking winds that pull you side to side
I have not seen you in this life but for a glimpse this day
yet I know how you grieve while all the colours fade away
SmileI keep going with a smile on my faceSmile3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But that smile you see is a lie
It's a lie for me and a lie for you
If I pretend to be ok, maybe I will be
If I smile at you, maybe you won't see the pain in my eyes
I'm living every day as a fraud
I'm a fake, a phony, and very artificial
You might think you know me
But it's not the real me you see
In reality you know nothing about me
I'm not that girl and she's not me
My sunshineMy sunshine3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the days grow cold
And the nights dark
It's your sunshine that
Keeps me at ease
Even on the gloomiest of days
when the clouds reign the skies
And a bitter breeze brushes by
So paint me in your sunshine
for me to follow hand in hand
Remember me by your side
So I can keep my ray of sunshine
It Starts TodayIt Starts Today5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It Starts Today
By Ashraf Hamed Junior
My life at halt
The crutch I was standing on
Now gone, I have to stand free
I will start today to live again
I will turn around and face those fears
With the help of family and friends
My life back three years
I will start there
I will sew those pieces again
To begin again
Today my life starts
I will remember my scars
Now I will turn and go
To the morning sun
New Year's Eve, 1999New Year's Eve, 19998 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
New Year's Eve, 1999
On New Year's Eve in 1965 a young couple stood before a minister in the house
of the young man's parents. The house, now long since gone, built around the
turn of the century, stood in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, many miles from
the Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the young woman.
The gathering there included only the young man's family, all of whom must
have been skeptical about the chances for the success of the marriage beginning
that day. The couple had known each other only about four months, and had spent
most of those four months separated by hundreds of miles of telephone line.
She had ridden the train to Atlanta a few days earlier, back when train lines
had names; this line had been called the "Nancy Hanks." He picked her up at
Union Station, a magnificent depot, now also long since gone. He spotted her
coming up the enormous marble stairs from the platform to the main floor, also
marble. It was a beautiful scene, this pretty girl coming t
Hurt meHurt me4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Je me suis levée ce matin. Comme les autres jours qui sont passés, et ceux qui restent à venir. Je me suis levée, j'ai regardé mon reflet dans le miroir. C'était si laid. Je me suis mise à pleurer. Pleurer tout ce que j'ai pu, dans l'espoir d'oublier les pensées qui venaient de fuser dans mon esprit. J'en ai assez vu comme ça, tu ne trouves pas? Non? Alors abime-moi encore.
Tue mon âme. Prend mon cur. Piétine mon être. Joue avec moi comme tu l'as toujours fais. C'est amusant n'est-ce pas? Tu n'as pas changé. Tu es le même depuis toutes ces années. Tu me détruis malgré tous les mots que j'ai pu prononcer, malgré tout l'amour que je t'ai donné. Mais oui, c'est si beau de me voir suffoquer quand tes mains encerclent mon cou, de m'entendre crier la douleur de mon cur. Tu rouvres sans cesse la plaie que je m'applique à garder fermer. Tu laisses échapper tous les tourments qui
Pura Vida, para siempreSo the poets lied as they invariably doPura Vida, para siempre4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Capturing the essence but losing the meaning:
Love is not always forever.
The world has conspired to set us apart
When I hear your silences in my mind at night..
When we salsa and meringue as we did before..
When I wake restored in time for the day
As we did that last morning before May's pallor crept in
With pall-bearers swooping down to raise us to our separate civilizations
To our separate lives, which I know will bear fruit, each in its own way.
When I am reminded that you were there, I know,
I know that what we never had time to have
Was more beautiful than what it could have been
Had we had the eternity of lovers of old
Had we had the sun shining on our souls until our nights had come.
So the poets lied as they invariably do:
Love is not always forever,
But then 'one sunrise' can be better then 'never'.
Olet sydameni melodiaOlit kaikki mitä tunsinOlet sydameni melodia5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
olit minulle elämä
ja sitten olit kuolema
ei, et ole kuollut
et ole poissa
olet kaikkeni, sydämeni
puhut minussa, lävitseni
lasket kätesi ylleni
enkä koskaan ole yksin
mikä minussa hengittää
osa minua, kaikki minussa
sävel joka soi sydämessäni
RevengeI never laugh.Revenge2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never smile.
I never speak.
I am too 'shy'.
What they did to me,
It was too hard.
I wasn't strong enough,
In my heart, it is dark.
I want to see them bleed.
I want to see them cry.
I want to kill them .
Just let me try.
I'm not that weak,
I can do that.
I tell you what's wrong with me,
I am mad.
It makes me happy,
Happy, too see them cry.
I would just laugh at them,
And show them my insane smile.
Yes, maybe I am insane,
One day I'll kill them.
I show them how it is to suffer,
Who's that helpless child then?
They'll all be dead soon.
And they'll see,
see and regret,
everything that they did to me.