Lawrence of ArabiaA candle flickered amberLawrence of Arabia2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A solemn face illuminated,
Etched in the wrinkles
Of worry and pain.
Lawrence of Arabia
Observed a unique practice.
Whenever he extinguished a candle
He did so by squeezing
The live flame between his fingers.
When asked what was his trick
He replied, “The trick
Is not minding that it hurts.”
A thumb and a finger,
Scarred and calloused,
Closed on the flame.
Darkness, a hiss
And the acrid odor
Of burning flesh.
My trick is
I cannot feel pain.
Second Letter To A Syrian RebelSyrian rebel, fighterSecond Letter To A Syrian Rebel2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For the ouster of Assad,
Yes, war can strain the soul,
But how could you let your goal
And your heart be corrupted
By your lust for victory?
Acts of cannibalism
Filmed and posted on the web
To intimidate your foes;
Yes, war strips you of yourself,
But humanity's last shred
Is something worth protecting
You would gladly accept aide
From the U.S., yet you fight
Beside al-Qaeda members.
Regarding grim history
How can a trust be formed
From such a contradiction?
Of course, an American
Who has never known combat
Cannot fully understand
What this war has done to you.
When its final days have come,
Would hope still dwell within your heart?
The Empty ChildThe Empty ChildThe Empty Child3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear everything too loudly
I am falling apart
I grew up too fast
I am still a child
I cannot stand still
I see every detail
I cannot remember what I'm doing
I talk about dinosaurs and doctors and darkrooms
I cry for no reason
I do not have the ability to cry now
I see the world differently
I wish you saw it like me
I have a puzzle to put together
I wonder if you'll help me
I hear a song and must sing it
I see a picture and must take it
I see a world, a broken world
I want to fix that, too
I want to play
I need to work
I close my eyes and fall asleep
I remember everything
I forget my head
I stand in blue light
I see the world in shades of blue
I am lost
I have been waiting for you
I am the empty child
Are you my mommy?
JC Denton Vs Iron ManAccording to his schematics, JC Denton knew that after hacking this keypad he would be in Tony Starks armory. His goal was clear. Secure the suits against Stark and then proceed upstairs and arrest the rogue billionaire. The security so far was a nightmare. The premises were riddled with security gadgets made by Stark himself, making them almost impossible to bypass without burning out his stack of multitools. Cameras, lasers, infrared detectors, pressure pads. Most doors, even the ones that led to the bathroom, required fingerprint scanning switches. Even outside, the perimeter was protected by many virtual fences. It has taken Denton hours to make it this far. Hours of moving in absolute silence, with tech goggles squeezing his head, wearing an overheating, because of its heavy usage, thermoptic camouflage and all that while carrying the heavy weaponry he would need if something would go wrong. So when Denton hacked the last digit of the keypad with his multitool, he couldn't hJC Denton Vs Iron Man2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mercenary 1-1MERCENARYMercenary 1-13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Blood is Beauty
Release One: Pages 1 - 3
THE COLD AIR in Baron Rorke's study did little to calm his nerves. He was expecting visitors this night and they were not the best of company. A shiver of dread ran down his spine and he spent most of the twilight hours staring out of a large window which stood behind his writing desk. It was amazing, he felt, how quickly a man could become attached to a life of luxury; only to be made painfully aware of how easy it was to lose it. War was always a frightening thing, even more so when one had the knowledge and sense to realise that it was no longer an exercise of glory, but a simple festival of bloodshed and cold murder. In war it did not matter if you impaled a stranger on the edge of your sword, such a thing would be punishable in any city or country, but in times of war it became an accepted norm. If the man in front of you wore a different colour, then it was alright to kill him, it was alright to rip him apart fo
Dear OCD.Dear OCD,Dear OCD.5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I won't die if I stop counting my steps. Each step is unique, and therefore can't be counted. Each surface is not a planet, each room is not a galaxy and each house is not a universe.
Nobody will get killed if I don't keep count of how many times my fingers hit the Enter button, or how many times I tap my phone before I slide it open. I don't have to touch that headset eighteen times before I put it on, and there's no need to count the strokes of mascara I take on every morning.
I don't have to clean my hands the very second they feel dirty, or oily. My iPod is not something that has to be kept sterile at all times, and I won't be killed by the germs on it. My phone is just as dirty, as are my clothes.
The dining plates can be placed between each other, there's no real need to put the white ones together, and not let the blue ones touch the red ones. They are all made of the same material, and there's no need to create systems in everything. The world isn't like that, not eve
Of Gods and Demons: One"The Rookie"Of Gods and Demons: One4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ponykind had always dreamed of the great beyond, the pale moon and fiery sun that dominated the starry sky. Ever since the first Pilohippus scratched out the beginnings of civilisation in their caves and huts, the never-ending will to explore every crevasse, bridge every river, and climb every mountain drove ponykind to dominance and prosperity over their planet. As the last blank spaces on the map filled, and the population grew to bursting point, ponykind looked to the stars to find new answers.
The first tentative steps into orbit grew into leaping bounds around the system. Every planet in the Sun's warming rays was colonised, homesteads and cities grew and prospered. And yet, it was still not enough.
Secession and rebellion, colonists took up arms against the governing forces and the taxes they imposed. With self-sufficiency they also sought independence. Independence the United Equestrian Nations was not willing to give. Ponykind's fledgling empire rang wi
Halo: More than FictionThere are Halo fans, and then there are Halo fans. There are gamers who preorder the game as soon as such an opportunity is available, spend months patiently awaiting its release, attend the midnight distribution to acquire their copy, and rush home to spend hours blitzing through campaign missions. That's devotion, right? Not even close.Halo: More than Fiction4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The Halo franchise has made a hefty impact on culture worldwide, most significantly Western culture, and millions across the globe have experienced the wonder of turning on the Xbox and hearing that timeless, haunting Gregorian melody which precludes the coming joyride. It's only natural that within the fan base there would be people who take the concept of being a "fan" to another level entirely. While many are "Normal mode" fans, these individuals would be best classified as "Legendary," or dare I say "Mythic mode" fans-- those who go above and beyond the call of duty (no pun intended) to express their love for Halo
The World I Want To Live InI want to live in a world where no one has to come out. I want nobody to ever have to go through that emotional and physical torture. I want there to be no reason to come out. Because in this new world, it wouldn't matter! Nobody would care who another person loves, because it's love and none of their business!The World I Want To Live In4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I want to live in a world where no one cares. I want apathy, not acceptance. Because, there's no need for acceptance because there's no chance of rejection! There's nothing wrong with it, so rejection and persecution are logically ruled out. I don't want to hear this dialogue ever again "I'm gay." "Good for you!" Good for you? You don't hear "good for you" for being born with hazel eyes or being heterosexual. Honestly, there is no difference, stop perpetuating one! It's just like when a little kid gets hurt, you don't tell the kid they're hurt, because if you did, they would freak out. If we never recognize it as a difference, then there won't be one! Everybody is the
Oh Deutschland hoch in Ehren englisch versionOh Deutschland hoch in Ehren englisch version3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Oh Germany in high esteem
Text by Ludwig Bauer and melody by Henry Hugo Pierson in 1859
Oh Germany in high esteem,
you sacred land of loyality,
always lights your fame´s shine,
in east and west anew!
You stand firm as thy mountains,
against the force of the enemy and deception,
and like the eagle's flight from the nest
your spirit will fly.
Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Show him, show the enemy,
that we stand together faithfully!
He dares to test our old strength,
when the battle-cry rages against us!
| : Hold out in the roaring storm! : |
Remember your fathers!
Remember the great age.
As Germany's good knight´s sword,
was victorious in every battle!
These are the old swords still,
this is the german heart.
You´ll never bring us back to the yoke,
we´ll stand firmly like iron!
Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Show proudly, show the world
that we stand together faithfully.
That old german strength will be proved,
no matter if the peace shines,
Midnight Ravings of Love and LossI feel nothing.Midnight Ravings of Love and Loss4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have no reason to go to sleep in the evening,
I have no reason to get up in the morning.
He did this.
He changed me.
He was at the center of the best moment of my young life
and when everything I knew came crashing down, with him to blame
he helped me rebuild.
His soft voice and vulgar humor sustained me.
His eyes, his hair, his body seduced me.
His laugh, his mere existence brought me happiness
I owe him everything.
He changed me.
He was my reason to go to sleep in the evening,
He was the reason to get up in the morning.
He was my world.
He forced me to feel
He made me feel love
Even if it was all one sided,
he made me feel.
I'm sure I'll miss those feelings
I know I'll miss him.
But, right now, I can't tell.
I feel nothing.
This Photograph Is Proof C-1This Photograph Is ProofThis Photograph Is Proof C-17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Dawn of a New Day
Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto!
Previously seen in Hold On Hinata...
"It means Hinata is gone Naruto and nobody knows why!" Tenten shouted at him. The look on Tenten's tear stained and angry face told only the truth. Hinata was gone.
"I was too late.." Murmured Naruto as he fell to his knees. Hinata was gone and he had been too late to stop it from happening. "Lord if only I had been here sooner."
"So I am a prisoner here until I finish the trial?"
"Yes, in a manner of speaking."
"I have no problem with that since I have no intentions of leaving until I finish." Growled the moody Hinata.
"So be it." Nemo-sama turned to leave, but stopped. "Oh and if I were you I would wait until your child is born before even attempting the trial. The chakra needed is too great. You would kill the child if you tried before." With that Nemo-sama left. Hinata was alon
Ricepires: Special AbilitiesIn the Twilight series the so-called vampires *air-quotes* have special, additional abilities that are unique to themselves. Like, how at Coldstone you not only get ice cream (the vampirism) but you also get to choose your own mix-in. Except these mix-ins are powers and you cant choose them, they depend on your traits or skills pre-vampirizing (?). I just realized that that metaphor was pretty much useless. Anyways, *cough* I was thinking what if the vampires from Anne Rices Vampire Chronicles had unique special abilities, just cause Im crazy. But, because they already have REAL powers that do not include sparkling(are you reading this, Edward?), theirs would be more like heightened abilities. So here we go.Ricepires: Special Abilities6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Lestat: Accessorizing/ lovability
Louis: emoness/ability to tolerate Lestat for long periods of time
Armand: seduction; man, woman, or vampire it doesnt matter
THAT'S what I call Volturi 4I'm in VolturiTHAT'S what I call Volturi 46 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(To the tune of 'Barbie Girl' by Aqua)
Written by the Ancients (Caius, Marcus, and Aro)
Sung by the Ancients (I'm sorry I keep on making them sing. Anyone have any ideas for songs the guard can sing?)
Caius: Hey, Aro...
Aro: Hi, Cai!
Caius: Aro, do I really have to say this?
Aro: YES! The song's starting!
Caius: *looks extremely uncomfortable* Hey Aro want to go party?
Aro: *whisks Caius away at vamp speed* Good, let's go!
REFRAIN: Aro: *starts singing* I'm in Volturi, happy as can be-e-e!
Life in bloodlust, has transformed us!
Caius: We can bite real hard, *snickers* and Bella's a retard!
Marcus:*in his low-pitched, emotionless voice* Vamp transformation, this is an Aro-nation.
Aro: Come on, Caius-oh, I love this!
Aro: I'm an ancient vampire; it's something to admire.
Dress me in all black robes, I'll be happy!
Marcus: Become a vampire, like us-me, Aro, and Caius-
Caius: Tell a human and you won't be laughing!
Unbreakable SmileSee this smile of that child?Unbreakable Smile6 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Isn't it so beautiful?
So bright, the laughter is a joy to anyone's ear
A sweet sound to even the birds
See that smile of hers?
It's an unbreakable smile.
No matter the time, or problem
her smile is there
That smile never leaves her face,
and no one questions why
Is it because she's so young?
Is it because someone with shining eyes
and bouncing blond curls could never lie?
When she's told no,
when she scrapes her knee,
or even a broken arm
She's smiling that beautiful smile
Does no one question?
No one at all?
You never see her cry,
you never see that smile fall
Yet if you see her alone
She just sits there quietly, with that smile
Does no one question?
She hasn't cried since she was a baby
Yet she has an unbreakable smile
When she lays in bed,
she thinks of death, sweet haven,
she has her unbreakable smile
One day she might over come,
she'll break down and cry,
and through the tears, you'll still see
an Unbreakable Smile.
Biblical Names of God:ELOHIMName Meaning ReferenceBiblical Names of God:ELOHIM7 years ago in Settings More Like This
ELOHIM GOD the Creator and Judge Genesis 1:1
ELOHIM AVINU GOD our Father
ELOHEI AVOTENU The GOD of our Fathers Deuteronomy 26:7
Insane! Reader x 2p! America - EmotionlessInsane! Reader x 2p! America - Emotionless2 months ago in Romance More Like This
You were (name) and you transferred to a new highschool because you set fire to the old one cause you were bored of school. Unfortunately for you, school didn't stop, and your single mother, Elisabeta made sure that this time you'd definitely take your pills so this won't happen again. You've been diagnosed first by the school psychologist of having certain mental disorders when you were around 12, then when your mother found out, she took you to a therapist right away hoping that the psychologist might be wrong. But the psychologist was right all along.
Have I mentioned you have two 12 years old little brothers too? They're twins and their names are Luciano and Flavio. They both had brown reddish hair and red eyes, but Flavio dyed his hair blonde, and he really likes fashion, compared to Luciano who would rather wear military-like clothes and (only you and Flavio knew) he had a secret passion for knifes and daggers, which you could totally understand, knives are a beautifu
Lucario Saviour - Lucario TF"Laura...Laura....LAURA!!!"Lucario Saviour - Lucario TF6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The young lady was suddenly pulled away from her peaceful sleep, and into her bedroom, the voice of her dad still echoing in the hallway. Laura sighed, trying her hardest not to fall asleep again, and slowly pushed herself off the bed, and into the bathroom. She splashed cold water all over her face, trying to shake any kind of sleepiness away. She looked at the mirror, and saw that pale face of hers, her usually shiny blue eyes now half closed and tired.
"You're ugly" she joked, taking off her pajamas and stepping into the shower.
She turned the water on, and almost immediately water started to flow from the overhead nozzle, pouring around her. The cold water made her jump at first, as it would anyone, before finally warming up. She gently massaged her body, letting the water wash away all the tiredness.
She was only in her early 20s, but she had a body that most people would find irresistible. She was around the 6ft mark, and her hair travelled to her shou
AmericaxCountry-Reader-My one and only-Chapter 1AmericaxCountry-Reader-My one and only-Chapter 12 months ago in Romance More Like This
You were running as fast as you could, looking for a place to hide.
After a while you saw a broom closet and quickly went inside.
Who you were running from?
Your lifelong friend Alfred F. Jones. And your ally.
He was acting very weird lately. The american tried to spend every minute with you and was very touchy-feely. It was a bit unsettling.
Why did he have to do this? He only saw you as a friend in your opinion and that hurt you.
You had feelings for him, you did, but you didn't ever think of confessing.
He would never return your feelings, you were certain.
And why would he?
He was strong, powerful, rich, the most influental nation in the world and you were...
Just a small country, weak and not too rich.
But at last you were quite pretty and nice.
Still, not enough for a man like Alfred...
Why did you feel so insecure?
Because you have been living under the same roof for a year now and it hurt.
It hurt everytime you saw him smile or everytime he left or everytime he was flirting wit
EmptinessI stopped cleaning my roomEmptiness2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dust lays everywhere
but I'm confident the void inside me
will suck it all in
and leave my room
New Kind of NormalMy name is Takeru Takaishi. I'm fifteen, I live in Odiaba, Tokyo, Japan, and... Well, I guess I should start from the very beginning to explain this, but I've not been what you'd call normal for years. Or, at least, for years, I've not accepted that a change in my life might have become normal.New Kind of Normal5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
When I was younger, I guess everything was what you could have called normal back then. Oh sure, there was one incident when I was around three or four, related to the normal of now but I don't remember it. My parents divorced, but really, that's not unusual for the normal of then.
When I was about eight it all went crazy.
Most kids, when they go to summer camp, just have a fun time. Make new friends, learn new skills, all the kind of stuff that normally happens. Me and my friends? We got taken into another world, the Digital World and wound up saving that one and the Earth. That seemed pretty much the pinnacle of weird to me back then.
After that, I moved away f
Sanctuary The Walking Dead Fan FictionSanctuarySanctuary The Walking Dead Fan Fiction7 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Walking Dead Fan Fiction
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” ~Jane Howard
The muffler on the hunter green truck had been broken long before the end of the world started, so the girl hears the roaring cry of the engine several seconds before the battle-scarred vehicle pulls up beside her. It veers into the wrong lane in the process of doing so, but the absence of other motorists on the road renders the traffic violation innocuous and irrelevant. The windows are either tinted dark or extremely dirty, or a combination of both. The girl rests her torn and overstuffed backpack on the steaming asphalt as the driver gradually slows the truck to a halt and rolls down the window closest to the girl, the one on the passenger’s side. The truck has five seats total—two in the front, three smaller ones in the back—and four of them are empty.
“Where you he
NINTENDO VS CAPCOMPublishers: Nintendo, CAPCOMNINTENDO VS CAPCOM4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Console: Nintendo Wii/WiiU?
Players: 2, with a team of 3 each, like Marvel VS CAPCOM 2/3
1.Mario (Super Mario)
2.Link (Legend of Zelda)
3.Samus Aran (Metroid)
6.Pit (Kid Icarus)
7.Fox McCloud (StarFox)
9.Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
11.Marth (Fire Emblem)
12.Bowser (Super Mario)
13.Peach (Super Mario)
14.Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
15.Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
20.Caeda (Fire Emblem)
21.Captain Olimar (Pikmin)
22.Little Mac (Punch-Out)
23.Isaac (Golden Sun)
25.Alexandra Rovias (Eternal Darkness)
26.Exclamation Warrior Red (Exclamation Warriors)
27.Sukapon (Joy Mech Fight)
28.Ryuta Ippongi (Ouendan)
29.Saki Amamiya (Sin & Punishment)
30.Mike Jones (Startropics) (UNLOCKABLE)
31.Mr. Game & Watch (Game & Watch) (UNLOCKABLE)
32.Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) (UNL