A Thank You To Civil Rights SUPPORTERSI have noticed something as I have been sociopolitical over the past few years. I will focus for this case on LGBT+ protesting, because it's the clearest and easiest example. There are two types of supporters, LGBT+ members themselves, and nonLGBT+ SUPPORTERS. That is, people who identify as straight and identify their sex and gender essentially the same. These people are VERY important to a cause like LGBT+ rights. They have a crucial job in making the voice spread. I think it's something like 10% of people identify as LGBT+. That makes nonLGBT+ voices very important in building steam.A Thank You To Civil Rights SUPPORTERS3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
LIKEWISE: There are two significant types of opposition. There are those who are anti-gay rights. The WBCs of the world, the superconservative megapreachers, the far right politicians; these are the people that LGBT+ and nonLGBT+ SUPPORTERS actively oppose and have no trouble opposing. They're the clearly defined wrong. They want rights that put them above others, and they want to restrict rights to gro
Declaration of InterdependenceDeclaration of Interdependence4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people to come together and reform their world, with healthy respect for the economics of well-being and the deep sense of interdependence which a new age afford us, it becomes necessary to explain why reforms must be taken;
We the peoples hold these truths to be self evident,
That all men are created unequal, and are yet endowed by unalienable rights to an opportunity of contributing through their deviating strengths to the betterment of all mankind in the hope that all of us may pursue life, liberty, and a more equal happiness together.
That inequality, inadequacy of capacity and hereditary advantage should not lead to injustices, and all people have a right to the equality of treatment, political voice, and the trading of their labour, as well as the moral and physical support of our society in times of trial and misfortune.
That without such protections we are exposed to the tyranny of private men of economic power, our li
DreamerI don't sleep the night away;Dreamer4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sleep my life away.
I sleep half of every day away;
I sleep through everything you say.
I like to dream when I sleep;
Revisit memories when I sleep.
I picture you when I sleep.
I picture me when I sleep.
I feel effection when I sleep.
I see perfection when I sleep.
I slip away, when I sleep,
From reality; I fall deep
Into these lies.
My dreams defy what is real;
I feel what I shouldn't feel.
I'm happier than I should be.
Life's not really this lovely,
But with ignorance I sleep;
And there I believe
It can be.
I AMI AM4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am extraordinary
My mother would describe me as her beautiful girl
My friends call me "Smiley face"
I keep dreaming
I remember the bullying
I've learned that not everyone going to understand me
I hide my tears
I read my stories
I shout "you don't understand!"
I see the world around me
I hear people whispering behind my back
I taste rain
I feel emotions
I think a different way
I whisper secrets
I am flawed
I want friends
I will go home
I won't ever judge for what I can see
I can inspire people
I pretend to be famous
I sing songs that I can related to
I am a teenager
I dream that i'm in six feet under the stars
I fear death
I reach for the sky
I say sorry when I'm wrong
I love art
I declare for the world to see people are different
I am an original
dar.de.ce.Fumdar.de.ce.8 years ago in Other More Like This
Pe drum...si scrum
La Mine-n Pumn..
Plutiri De Lumini..In Gandiri..
In Gand..Incercand..Sa Te Iert.
Dar de ce?
Dar de ce?
Noi Nu Mai Suntem..
Sunt Doar eu..
Si-o Clintire De Iubire..
Ma Gandesc..Sa'ti Trezesc Nepasarea..
Dar De Ce?
Nu Mai Esti?
DIn Povesti de Copil
Doar un glas fara zambet..Doar un tunet
Amintire Fara Ceas..
De Iubire Pan`la Tine..
-o[r.i.p. Motzu Pittis]o-
If a Feminist Were HonestWhat if a feminist were forced to say what’s really on her mind, like Jim Carrey’s character in Liar Liar? This is how a poem by such a feminist might read.If a Feminist Were Honest1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need feminism because…
Women need more,
Scholarships for college,
New business grants,
Even though they already outnumber men,
In college and entrepreneurship.
We need more female CEO’s and political leaders,
But not more women in…
Forestry, sewage, or mining,
Truck driving, or taxi driving,
Or garbage collection,
Or more men on magazine covers,
Or higher-paid male models,
Or fewer men dying on the job,
Or fewer men dying in wars,
Or fewer homeless men,
Or fewer male suicides,
Or fewer men in prison.
You see, men losing is sexual dimorphism,
While women losing is sexism.
Should be made EQUAL to
The most successful men
Whether they earn it or not.
That’s gender equality!
I need feminism because…
This is why I Hide.I always worry about other's opinions,This is why I Hide.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I value my dignity above all else;
I strive to maintain my facade.
Yet when the time comes
for my own opinion to manifest itself
I cede my place to others.
I concern myself more with the comfort of others
than I do my own.
Yet when the time comes
that I need something,
no matter how small,
to be comfortable myself,
even after sacrificing myself for another,
I am consistently deflected,
my requests turned away,
I am who I am,
like it or not,
and I refuse to change so that you
in your so-termed wisdom
in your naivete
in your ridiculousness
can be assured.
and all will be well,
but leave me out of it.
I am comfortable in my own skin
for who I am
for who I ever was
for who I ever shall be.
To The HealthyWe know you love us because we love you to.To The Healthy4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can understand when you ask us to do something that we have too in order to function
We may not like it but we do understand
When the weekend comes it's our time to rest without worry
But you get so hostile when we tell you so.
Even those the same as us get hostile
They think they understand even when they don't have it as bad
And even when they do when your 20 years apart it's different
Being young and unable to hang out with your friends after school
Is far harder to handle than being settled in and used to life
And not being able to go to a party
You've said it yourself
When you try to take us places because you think it would be good for us
We understand and know it probably would
But try to understand, when we fight back it's not because we're lazy
And don't dare to call what we say "excuses"
We're just trying to protect ourselves from more pain. It's a defense mechanism.
You always say you wish there was something you do to take the
True love, at first sightTrue love, at first sight4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You were the one
Right from the start
There isn't anyone
That could keep you from my heart
You make my tummy twist inside
I will walk down the entire path of destruction with you
And I'll enjoy the ride
Just because I walked it with you
I want to stay with you, right here
Every single year
And to get some good night's rest
I'll fall asleep on your chest
You can do no wrong
Because I love everything about you
And together we belong
This love is so true
A Portable Baymax - Hiro x Reader x BaymaxA Portable Baymax - Hiro x Reader x Baymax8 months ago in Romance More Like This
>>First off I want to release an insert according to the celebration of the New Year!!
So why not start off with the most adorable character of all time?
His name is... Baymax LOL
Yup I said it...of course Hiro will be here as usual for your pleasure but hey no one writes about Baymax...so I'm a change it
Have fun my readers , It will sure be a delight~! (This is NOT a crackfic) <<
It was just the start of the budding New Year of 2015 and already you started worrying about the upcoming school year about to start on this coming Monday.
Of course you and Hiro were in his former brother's university.
You weren't as much of a genius as Hiro was but you were so advanced in mechanics that you had received a full scholarship to the university in order for you to pursue your dream.
Although your stress was starting to get the better of you thinking of all the classes you had to take this semester, Aunt Cass decided it was a great time to spend the weekend togeth
The Old ManThe old man's wife passed away a few days ago.The Old Man3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He wouldn't like me writing it that waya fan of George Carlin, the thought of 'soft words' tended to make him cringe; he would have preferred 'died' or 'shuffled off her mortal coil.' He said that second one plenty. Every few years now one of his friends shuffles off their mortal coil, and he always says it that way when he finds their name in the obituary. 'I guess Mavis shuffled off her mortal coil. A shame. She had the most wonderful rack as a young woman. Would've married her if I hadn't met Julia.'
The old man wasn't exactly politically correct. Come to think of it, he was a bit of a cantankerous old bastard with every imaginable bigotrythe 'self-hating Jew' routine was something he carried out very well. But with him you could always see the humor in his words. I once watched in awe as he told a joke that had the word 'nigger' in it at least three times to a table full of black men who could remember when they heard that
What I Desire For AmericaBloggers like myself tend to be little more than muckrakerspeople who complain about problems without offering any solutions. This is especially true with conservatives and libertarians, especially those in the Tea Party, who, at this point, merely stand for opposing anything liberals stand forwhich isn't a bad criterion, since liberals tend to stand for bad ideas (gun control, healthcare mandates, net neutrality, Fairness Doctrine). But a solid political philosophy requires that you stand for something; otherwise, as the old saying goes, you stand for nothing.What I Desire For America4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Which is why I'm listing the policies I wish to see implemented in our country. These are things I believe every American, regardless of their political party, should stand foranything else is against their best interests.
(I admit that some of these positions are rather vague, as I don't know the specific details as to how they would be implemented. Then again, I have no intention of running for office. I, unl
Tell me you see meTell me you see me...Tell me you see me1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Not the boy smiling
in the reflection of your eyes,
the green pool which
he had so readily dived into.
No, not that pathetic imitation
of joyful emotion
the authentic personification
lying at that boy's feet.
Can't you see me?
I imagine I must be there
though within the pool
of your eyes
I can only find
that deceiving mask of an individual,
from that disgusting imitation of joy.
Come you must see!
I am here!
Not the boy you see standing
but instead the boy
holding the floor
it offers me the comfort of closeness,
the boy shrouded in darkness
the obscurity that becomes him.
Tell me you see me.
Tell me you aren't bli
And YetI love you.And Yet4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've never met you
or even seen what shoes you wear.
I love you
and want to be with you, forever.
i) Wanderlusti),i) Wanderlust3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The first time I met the girl who started a revolution the sky was throwing down so much rain it felt like we were underwater. It was hard to breathe; and maybe that was because of all the rain, but probably it was because I looked at her face, under this dark red hood, and inside I was a story with all these feelings I could never say. I guess those feelings could only ever become words on paper - words in ink - not the kind I could ever speak aloud to anybody, if only because I couldn't bear for a person to see the look on my face while I remembered. Despite how good it felt - so hopeful, so desperately happy for what it was and could become - at the same time it was drowning in this sea, like the sky that day, for the way that everything else wasn't. And I said, what's your name?
At first we called her August when I brought her back to Jack's flat, which his parents paid for mostly, and which we used for getting high, mostly. She curled up in the armchair and rarely left it from
BreatheTry to get closer,Breathe3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Tell you how I feel,
But it feels like a dream;
It feels so surreal,
So I'll approach diff'rently,
Something else I conceive,
But it wouldn't be so hard
If I could just breathe.
Try to understand,
You gotta learn about me,
'Cause you can't judge
On only what you see.
Try to be patient
And you can see me with ease,
But it wouldn't be so hard for me
If I could just breathe.
Holding your hand,
I feel a certain peace.
This feels nice;
Our love release.
And we can understand,
If only they believe.
We'd be able to tell them
If we could just breathe.
.throw my bones.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on the fire just
to warm up your
there and wonder
why you're always