Beauty and the Beast High School EditionBeauty and the Beast High School Edition3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Crowds of adolescents streamed into the school from buses, cars, and on foot from their homes. It had been a long summer and everyone was chatting noisily in the lobby waiting to be released to their homerooms to find new students and who would be in their classes this year.
In the middle of the lobby stood a tall young man, jet black hair combed back with his fingers as he guffawed at his own jokes. His classmates surrounded him in awe and longing as three blondes hung at his side giggling incessantly and a short, chubby sidekick tried to stand in between their hourglass shapes for an inkling of consideration from them and their center of attention.
Around the corner a boy was talking animatedly about his summer adventures to a taller, gloomier boy who looked more like a man than most of his classmates. The boy leaned against the tall pillar in the lobby and surveyed his students while occasionally throwing a comment or two into the conversation. Outside a young girl trott
Glowing EmbersHow stupid can a person be?Glowing Embers7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fascinated by a flame of fire
Reaches out tender fingers
To touch, to feel, to know -
Tears flow down to cool the burns
Pain, throbbing through the veins.
Quick to heal, slow to learn;
Vision clear once again.
Reach out tender fingers
Relentlessly: to know.
Tears flow down, filled with regret
Vows to never come close again
Broken as soon as heart
Manages to make amends.
Again, drawn closer to the fire
Like a moth to a flame
One day, the fire will cool
Will be kind of enough...
To warm the soul without burning it.
BatB High School 2BatB High School 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Father?" Belle called as she knocked on the door entering the classroom. It smelled of sawdust and spray paint. She held the back of her hand to her nose, softly as she searched around the workshop. A large clatter echoed around the room and she called again glancing around the tables. "Pere?"
"How on earth did that happen, dog gonnit?" Her father growled from the ground beneath one of his machines.
"Are you alright, Pere?" she asked spotting his feet and sitting on a stool near him.
"I'm about ready to give up on this piece of junk," he growled kicking the empty stool near his foot.
She laughed softly and cupped her chin in her palm. "You always say that."
"I mean it this time, I'll never get this boneheaded contraption to work." He slipped back beneath the machine and began tinkering away again, her father's child like 'curse words' slipping occasionally from his mouth.
"Yes, you will," she prompted like she always did. Talking her father down from his figurative ledge of despair. H
debutantesshe wandered her quietdebutantes7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
life in seclusion, hidden like
a recluse in the soft
darkness of lighted caves
but he found her
in his flight from
the noise and distractions
that trapped him like
a bird in a net
she released him
and like a hermit
drawn from her prayers,
she followed him as
he lead her in a
waltz of wanting
and her coming out
is his coming in
as they discover
a new dance of
E:WSAG Ch.5 Pt.1E:WSAG Ch.5 Pt.17 years ago in Scraps More Like This
I awoke in my room with my covers kicked from the bed, light seeping through the window, and that obnoxious beeping sound once again penetrating my barrier of sleep. I grumbled and sat up, wincing when my arm was pulled by strings of fabric attached to the slit following down the skin.
I realized that in the process of cutting my arm she had ripped my coat. I sighed and slowly picked the strings out of the cut and held my arm to my chest as I ripped the cord to the alarm clock out of the wall. I resisted the urge to throw it across the room and stood up as I went downstairs for more gauze.
I didnt have to worry about my mother waking up and attacking me again. She was passed out cold from her night of drinking and she wouldnt have enough energy, or probably even remember, what had happened the night before. Only that she was angry with me for being late.
When I reached the kitchen I pulled down a first aid kit and a bottle of aspirin. I downed for tablets and began cleaning
TheSoldier and TheWhippingBoyThe Soldier and the Whipping BoyTheSoldier and TheWhippingBoy8 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I'm the soldier of a thousand wars
As I stand before the king,
With the lords and ladies pressing round
To hear the news I bring.
"Did you make your stand in foreign lands?
Was the enemy too cruel?
Was the prince a hero to his men
Or a coward and a fool?"
In a corner of the court I stand,
In the riches of a prince,
And I fear the judgement you might make
Of folly and of sins,
For your cold disdain will bring me pain
And your mercy bring me joy.
Speak soft, I pray, for it's me who'll pay
As the prince's whipping boy.
O, I would not bring that pain to you
With the anger from my lips,
Though I know that every word I say
Will be spoken with a whip,
For with every breath, I must speak of death
Or bite my lashing tongue.
So I'll build a cage to hold my rage
For the love of one so young.
You have held me when I needed you
In the comfort of your touch.
Let me hold you too, let me comfort you
When the battle is too much.
But you say it's fine, you drin