InsomniacheMad stallions jump the fenceInsomniache1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
no sheep here
No singsong lullabies sweet-sung
no sleep here
Across the sea of mossy trees a light
burns in the night
Black clowns skulk and the stars are
much too bright
Church choirs sing dirges about
No sweetsongs sung about going
to a better home
Across a range of undreamt dreams
lurk the evil things
That keep shadows alive and
mad stallions jumping
Teeth-chattering insomniache way down
in my bones
No happy-ending bedtime stories in
rows of tombstones
Across the chasm of empty thoughts
TVs flicker in the houses
Barbed wire separates the beds
of humans and their spouses
TransformationShe shouldn't have been able to hold him up. She was strong, too strong. The pain was excruciating and he was getting weaker with each passing second. He gasped and felt her tighten her hold, holding him against the wall as his vision started to swim. His legs had given out a long time ago; the only thing supporting him was her and the wall behind him. Where she was latched onto his throat it was hot, almost on fire, while the rest of him had started to go cold.Transformation3 years ago in Settings More Like This
He groaned and she let him sink to his knees and eventually to the ground. The next few seconds felt like forever. Hands grab him and turned him over to his back. The hands then lifted his head and laid it down into a lap. "Damien I need you to stay with me now, my dearest." He felt hands caressing the sides of his face, pushing his hair back from his forehead. "Look at me, Damien Look at me!"
The voice was intense, harsh and angry. He forced his eyes to open. He looked up at the face above him as it swam in and out
Alpha Omega - Chapters 16-18Alpha Omega - Chapters 16-187 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 16 Strategies
Well then, wed best get down to business, hmm?
Commander Blitz sat down at the end of the large table, looking up as several officers as well as Das and Eclipse sat down around the table, watching as he unravelled a large map on the table before him.
It seems that we have two main fronts to tackle now, first the invading space fleet and the second the ground base we discovered in the Eurasia zone
They examined the map set before them carefully, everyone listening carefully as the Commander continued his brief.
Striker and Enigma are already preparing our ground forces to head over to the Eurasia zone and take down the base before they can reinforce their defences As its a similar ship to the one Tempest took down previously we should be able to use the plans Inferno gave us earlier to get in and blow the whole place up in the same way otherwise the ground t
Alpha Omega - Chapters 10 - 12Alpha Omega - Chapters 10 - 128 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 10 - Revival
Seems as if hes already conscious, impressive
A faint regular beeping sound slowly filtered into his mind, its rhythmic beat vibrating through him, his body stirring a little from the sensations now reawakening within him
The chilled air which surrounded him caused him to shake involuntarily, his motions restricted somehow as he tried to move his arms around himself to protect his body from the extreme cold.
Just take it easy, youll be out of there soon enough
He paused at the words, relaxing himself a little as he slowly opened his eyes, desperately trying to see where he was, the bright neon lights around him making it all the more difficult to do so.
Slowly he tried to say something, but paused once more as he realised his muzzle was covered with an oxygen mask, taking a few deep breaths as his muddled mind finally worked out what was happening.
He was in some sort of
Team Gold Rush PMD written AppTeam Gold Rush PMD written App2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After trudging through the rain exhausted and tired Soup and Mutton approach the door of the Tao Village residence application office. They notice a piece of paper on the door threatening to flutter off as the wind blows harder and harder. It clearly states, back in 15 mins. "Shall we wait?" Asked Soup. "Have we any other choice?" Mutton retorted the best she could through chattering teeth. Thirty minutes had gone by annoyed Mutton resolved to kick the door down. Soup beat her to the door and was about to knock on it when suddenly the door opened and they host met them with a grin.
Come in, come in! My goodness, come in! I can't believe you've all been waiting outside in the rain all this time! You could have knocked earlier, you know!(You get the feeling he knew you were out here all along.. he opened that door way too quickly before you knocked)
Soup and Mutton , glance at one another then turn to look at their host with from underneath well-worn rain soaked parkas. "Well m
T.B: Chapter 14"Can't rightly say what time he came in here, but he was definitely pissed" came a voice and Moss turned around. The brothel's Madame looked back at him, pointing towards where Marsolai lay slumped against a table. "I figure the tavern kicked him out for being drunk and he came in here as most do. I just forgot about him, though my girls were definitely interested in him, stopped more than a couple of people robbing his unconscious body" she chuckled and looked at Moss who walked up to her, drawing her in to give her a kiss.T.B: Chapter 142 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I never expected to see you here Murrier. I thought I left you safely back in Valiquet but here you are". Murrier looked back at Moss and smiled.
"Good to see you too, even if I'm the only person you can never hold down to one place, however much you try" she added hastily. "Besides, things are happening in Valiquet you simply must know about Moss. I knew Keila couldn't send anyone official up here so I volunteered myself". Moss looked at the whore unappreciativel
Alpha Omega - Chapters 25-27Alpha Omega - Chapters 25-277 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 25 Betas Fury
Heh Tempest you seem to have a lot of luck on your side to catch me off guard like that so easily
Tempest growled as he pushed the blade deeper, watching as Chaos winced a little from the pain, unable to move now without doing himself more harm than good.
Or maybe Im just better than you Chaos ever consider that?
Tempest smirked as he pushed the blade into Chaos further, watching with delight as the large feline howled from the pain of the blade finally pushing all the way through his body, slowly pulling it back out again as he watched Chaos slump before him from the pain.
Mmm that felt good Tempest muttered quietly to himself as he looked down at his sword, now stained a dark red colour, blood dripping slowly from the tip as he raised it up a little over Chaos.
C curse you Tempest
The wolf looked down a
Alpha Omega - FinaleAlpha Omega - Finale7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 34 – The perfect storm</i>
Armageddon found himself stunned momentarily as he saw Tempest's expression, clearly unsure as to how to proceed, growling a little with frustration.
"You're a fool Tempest! You could have joined me and become one of the most powerful warriors in the galaxy!"
Tempest looked at him and growled back as he raised his sword and rested it on his shoulder once more.
"Enough words Armageddon… I told you… you're finished…"
Before the dragon could react he watched as Tempest disappeared from his view, looking around in surprise as the wolf was nowhere to be seen.
"What the…? Where'd you go Tempest?"
He paused as he noticed a bright glow reflecting on his Mech, turning around to see Tempest right behind him, sword raised as if to strike.
"Did you miss me Armageddon?"
The dragon found himself unable to react in time as Tempest swung firmly at the large Mech with his sword, a large gash forming across the chest p
Alpha Omega - Chapters 13-15Alpha Omega - Chapters 13-158 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 13 Defiance
Come on Tempest, is that all youve got!? Das roared as he kicked Tempest hard on the shoulder, watching as he landed heavily nearby, the deep crisp snow which covered the ground softening the impact a little but taking none of the pain away.
Tempest gasped and picked himself up slowly, looking over at Das, his breathing heavy as he tried to refocus himself once more.
Damn hes tough; weve been fighting all day and I havent been able to register a hit yet Tempest thought to himself as Das watched him curiously, grinning still as he savoured the feeling of being in complete control of the battle so far.
Whats the matter Tempest? Out of breath already? I was just warming up
Das chuckled as he stretched a little, all the while watching the young wolf to gauge his reactions.
Tempest growled a little as he readied himself onc
Alpha Omega - Chapters 7 to 9Alpha Omega - Chapters 7 to 98 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 7 Aftershocks
There was an eerie silence after the explosions finally died down, the scout ship destroyed completely, a few enemy soldiers crawling away from the remains desperately trying to get to safety.
Looks like a few escaped somehow... Striker noted as he checked over the remains of the previously intimidating ship, quietly amazed at the effectiveness of the explosives they had taken with them.
Eclipse and Enigma were still a little dazed by the shockwaves sent out by the explosions, picking themselves up as they looked over the scene of carnage before them, brushing themselves down as they watched Striker charge down towards the enemy.
Well hes certainly eager, theres only a few who got out so this should be easy enough to wrap up Enigma noted as she walked over to Eclipse slowly, casually patting down her fur as she did so.
W whats wrong Eclipse? she whispe
Road to ParadiseБелые лапы по черной земле,Road to Paradise2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Чувства скрываются в призрачной мгле.
Днём или ночью, часов не считая,
Рвешься вперед, о себе забывая.
Боль, расстояние, вера в себя,
Alpha Omega - Chapters 31-33Alpha Omega - Chapters 31-337 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 31 Between heaven and earth
Armageddon roared with delight as Tempest approached, raising his sword in anticipation of whatever attack Tempest would try to unleash on him.
My you are eager just like your father I guess
Tempest roared as he swung wildly at the large Mech, Armageddon deciding back off a little for now, the powerful rockets on his Mech kicking in as he dodged the attacks with ease.
Hmm its a pity really had I known youd survived I could have raised you up to be one of my commanders no big loss though Im sure I can just enjoy cutting you down before I destroy your pitiful planet
Tempest paused for a moment, working out his options as the large Mech loomed before him.
Destroy it? Then why did you send troops down to Earth?
Armageddon growled a little, refusing to reply as he activated a panel to the side of him,
Alpha Omega - Chapters 22-24Alpha Omega - Chapters 22-247 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 22 Hidden pasts
You know Tempest, for someone whos been beaten so easily before you seem a little over confident in your abilities do you always get yourself pounded to a pulp the first time you face an opponent or something?
Tempest growled a little as their previous encounter flashed through his mind, the images of Chaos spearing his chest with his blade still painfully clear.
Well Chaos, lets just say this time Im not going to go down so easily
The larger feline looked at him curiously as he lowered his sword, a wide grin forming as he moved slowly forward, stopping a small distance away from Tempest as his tail flicked wildly with anticipation.
Enough chatter I want to get this over with so I can head down to your pitiful planet and make sure that your friends are put out of the picture as well perhaps Ill start with what was her n
Alpha Omega - Chapters 19-21Alpha Omega - Chapters 19-217 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 19 The beginning of the end
MOVE OUT OMEGA TEAM! THEYRE GETTING READY TO ATTACK!
Tempest fired the booster rockets on his suit, joining up with his supporting battalion which consisted of four small fighter craft equipped with heavy armouring and plasma missiles; their sole aim to ensure the success of his mission.
He looked to his right to see the rest of the fleet lined up in formation, moving slowly towards the enemy before them, numerous ships covering the horizon before him.
The larger ships had the main firepower of the fleet, large cannons built into the front of them designed to do as much damage as possible, irrespective of whether it be friend or foe who got in the way of its attacks
In front of them were several ships with what looked to Tempest as a diverse array of weaponry, spread out evenly across the defence lines, perhaps intended to protect the larger ships behind them.
All around them we
Alpha Omega - Chapters 4 to 6Alpha Omega - Chapters 4 to 68 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 4 Destination: Sahara Zone
The team made their way to the main hangar, a hive of activity as the troops prepared themselves for the imminent conflict that awaited them, a few of the younger officers again showing a little nervousness as they went about their business.
They continued to check the planes over thoroughly, running various diagnostics on them, while others loaded them up with fuel or ammo carefully so that they were ready to go at any moment.
Tempest made his way to a small transporter which appeared compact yet streamlined in design; obviously one of the newer stealth craft which had been made for such situations where a little indiscretion was required. It certainly wasnt built to impress though, the black matte paintjob making it look a little worn, although he knew that appearances could often be deceiving
Tempest! Sir! Everythings ready for you to depart, sir!
He looked around to see
Alpha Omega - Chapters 28-30Alpha Omega - Chapters 28-307 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 28 The Ultimate Soldier
Hmm you guys are pretty stubborn
Das roared powerfully as he sliced through another group of enemy troops with his blade, the strength of his attacks allowing him to slice cleanly through them as he leapt into the air to strike another group down just as mercilessly.
Theres too many of them! This will take forever!
Das looked over at the soldier next to him as they said it and smirked a little.
Oh come on, I havent had so much fun in ages! Although Enigmas taking her time playing with those engine cores back there
He growled a little as a laser blast hit him hard on the shoulder, looking over at the lone sniper whod finally managed to hit him, clearly a little panicked at being spotted as the large hybrid dashed towards him and slammed him hard into the wall behind him.
I give you credit for hitting me, although it doesn
Read Now.Read Now.2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
This needs to be spread around so the ones who need it, can live by this. DeviantArt is a place where beginner artists can actually have a place to place their art and get recognition for it. It truly is a shame to see them being pushed out by the more popular artists. They barely have a change to blossom into great artists. They drop their talent because they're too unappreciated. Everyone always says that they want new artists around when no one ever gives them support or even show them support.
I had a conversation with my best friend and I was telling her ways to gain motivation to draw! She is always finding difficulty in finding motivation. I told her not to care about what others think (Negatively) of your work. Everyone in her house is always knocking her down for her art and what she draws and how she draws.
These were my exact words to her: "All you gotta do is believe that you can do it. I mean, you got the time to draw every day. You just need to believe that you can do it
Enter MeEnter Me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Enter me at your own risk
While I slide my fingers over your disk
I'll kiss slowly down your neck
As you give my shoulders a peck
Just remember there is no way back
Enter me slowly as our bodies smack
Do not stop but go, go, go as you fingers move down low
For if you move real fast, I will move real slow
Enter me now if you wish
For I will eat off you like a dish
All For A KeyAll For A Key2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I had a dream.
You were standing there, above me.
As I lay on the ground, broken and hurt.
"Was this all just a game?" I quietly ask.
You laugh and just smile.
"Of course it was, you were just killing time."
I feel numb.
You walk away, a smirk on your face.
I walk up to you, something hanging from your hands.
A key that I once gave to you.
You hold it above my head.
"Is this why you came here, to get this back?"
As you glance behind you, a smile upon your face, you look back at me.
"I never wanted this key in the first place, you were a pawn in my game, something to keep me entertained."
Tears fall from my eyes, and I pray for it to all just be over with.
You dangle it above me, enticing me to play one last game with you.
I look away, ashamed that I ever fell for your tricks in the first place.
"If you never wanted it, then give it back," I speak, barely a whisper in the dark.
Carefully you place it over your head and let if slip around your neck, caressi
On the Day You Were BornOn the Day You Were Born2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
On the day you were born
People cheered and sang and ran
With ribbons streaming and flowers in hand
Through the streets they danced and twirled
All the people all over the world
On the day you were born
I laughed, I cried, I touched your toes
Yours was the face I'd always known
I hugged you tight and tight and tighter
The sun beamed bright and bright and brighter
But when I awake, you're not there in your bed
The earth spews vomit of iron and lead
Black holes open, the stars all die
Oceans and lakes and rivers run dry
Hair ripped out and hearts laid bare
You've gone and left, I don't know where
My darling, my child, come back to me
I'll fight any giant, I'll climb any tree
I'll face all my fears, I'll put down my pen
Just for the chance to hold you again
What is love? (rus)Ты знаешь, что есть любовь?What is love? (rus)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Для тебя небо никогда не окрашивалось
В розовый цвет?
Посмотри сюда -
Я беру акварель,
Невзирая на небо
Посмотри сюда -
MilkmoneyThere's a door that needs to be opened, out in the midst of a field of grass. The stars come out and dance about it, beneath the mad violet sky above. I keep waiting. I keep waiting. The closed door on the hill will be opened, and dreams will rush out while confused dreamers rush in. Smooth chaos. Things will be. I keep waiting. I've moved my bed onto the grassy hill to be closer, closer to when the door swings open and freedom flies out. I want to be there, then. I keep waiting.Milkmoney1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I Can't Win[Verse]I Can't Win1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I was always good at writing how I feel,
I wish it was a story but I'm afraid it's all real,
you would've thought by now I had time to heal,
but that's how life goes, I guess,
Society today has taken its toll,
the modern media destroys the soul,
and I'm left broken in a tiny hole,
and I'm called nothing except a mess,
I'm expected to live like the modern man,
but how can I live when I can't understand,
what seems to make me better than,
everyone else in this god-damn world,
New rules today provoke us to fight,
and I don't know anymore what's right;
to be short, tall, black, white,
young, old, boy or girl,
But I can't win no matter how hard I try,
too busy striving for life, when I'm destined to die,
No second chances, so what am I to do,
when my only prize, is to be with you?
Can't even win on a video game,
how can reality be the same?
Too busy obsessed with ideas of fame,
perfection has become over-rated,
We try so hard, so desperately,
to be the ones we're to
Relative InsanitySometimes I feel emptyRelative Insanity1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sadness takes advantage of this vacancy
Infecting me like poison
Coursing through my bloodstream
Slowing down my heartbeat
Filling my mind with voices that speak
To my insecurities
Not only do they speak
They grow like seeds
Into vast trees
With intertwining branches
Like a labyrinth
I can't escape
Sometimes the voices dissipate
But never are they completely gone
They hang like fog
Poking and prodding
I'm shocked into a state
Always on time
The voices come again
They never miss a chance to dominate
It takes its toll
Does it drive me crazy?
Does it drive me sane?
It's all relative
As long as I remember to live