Heavenly FireHeavenly Fire3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The sky, consumed by
a spectral conflagration;
embers glow briefly
before the night's rising tide
completely quenches the fire.
AloneAloneAlone5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You left me standing here.
You left me all alone.
You left me to fend for my self.
You left me here cold and scared.
I'm here feeling so alone
Feeling like there is no one to care
All these people are around, I'm still alone.
I need you to hold me
Tell me you're ok
I need you to be with me
I need you to love me.
I need to see the love in your eyes.
I need to hear it from your mouths.
You're not coming back.
I have come to that now.
I sitting holding my self
Hoping I can one day hold you.
Feel your warm skin.
Feel your warm touch.
Come back and say you love me
Because I love you .
Wreckers: The ValleyIronfist blinked.Wreckers: The Valley5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The intense pain that had cascaded through his head seemingly only a moment before had vanished, as if some invisible switch had been pulled. Even before he took in his surroundings, Ironfist knew something was wrong. The jolts of searing pain that preceded his blackouts usually left their mark and then overstayed their welcome, leaving his head throbbing for hours afterward. But this time he felt nothing at all upon coming back online.
That was the first surprise. The second was far more befuddling; the reveal of a vast metal plain that stretched in all directions around him and as far as the optic could see. Ironfist blinked again, to make sure he was indeed processing this. Yes, he was indeed, quite literally in the middle of nowhere.
No landmarks, no discernable variations in elevation, and the sky the sky was simply empty; a completely inoffensive canopy of white. A u
Sharpies"Why do you always have Sharpies?"Sharpies5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never get to hear that question.
But I want to hear it.
From a girls lips.
I want a girl to be interested in what I have to offer.
I'm not bad looking.
Not at all.
I'm not overly cocky or anything.
I'm artistic and creative.
I'm proud of who I am and I fight for equality.
I accept everyone as they are and never try to be anyone but who I am.
I'm funny and witty.
I'm intelligent and kind.
And I always have my Sharpies.
"Why do you always have Sharpies?"
"Because what I have to offer is permanent."
C is for ChildrenA-Z Project: C is for ChildrenC is for Children4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Michael was walking alone now, and the entire town was quiet as the grave, save the occasional muffled concussions of bombs being detonated in the distance. His footsteps echoed in the dimly-lit tunnel as he remembered his friends and how they used to be. The world was so very different now. Even the way the sky looked was so different. Michael was beginning to forget how life used to be, even though it had to have only been a few weeks since things changed.
After walking around the tunnel aimlessly for a few minutes in the hazy dusk, Michael sat down, leaning his back against the corrugated metal wall behind him. With a heavy heart, he sighed and let his eyelids fall, not caring anymore that he was in the heart of a deadly wasteland. The sleep crept up on him with delightful numbness, bringing up a dreamless void that he didn't mind being stuck in after tiresome intervals of torture and combat. It was a form of escape to any of those who had survived the
BasilBasil4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
hanasaki ni todoku bajiru no hashigo kana
poking at my nosetip,
the basil ladder.
Rin and Len FanFiction Ch. 15Rin and Len FanFiction Ch. 154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Rin." A voice woke me up. "It's me. Len."
I sat up immediately. "Len!" He was on his knees at the edge of my bed. I hugged him tight, nearly knocking him over. "Len... I thought I would never..." He kissed me, obviously shutting me up so we wouldn't be heard. He pushed me so I was laying down, and held himself over me. He leaned down, and kissed me. Maybe five minutes later we sat up.
"I've been longing just like Cinderella I'll run away with nothing but my uniform may the magic stop the time before the villains bother us I want to run away just like Juliet but don't call me with that name yes we're to be bounder it would be too boring" He sang. I knew he would continue the song when he found it.
"Honey, don't you want to live with me?" I sang, Len looked up, he knew I was singing, but he also looked like he wished I was really asking him.
"I'd applied a little flashy mascara I promise to become
AnnieThere was this old woman who used to live under the bridge across the street from my building. She smoked like a chimney, and spent all of the money she got on cigarettes, so we'd all take turns bringing her coffee and bagels, or a sandwich, or spaghetti or something. She never talked to anyone. I think she was mute. I think she had Tourette's, too, because she had this funny little twitchy thing going on all the time, and she would make weird noises that weren't actually words.Annie5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And she was an artist. She made these fun sculptures out of clothes hangers and things she found in the dumpster. She would build them overnight, then after a couple of days they'd disappear. I don't know whether the city came and picked them up, or she took them somewhere or what.
And then she died. I wasn't the one who found her. It was Shane From Upstairs who was taking her a plate of leftover barbecue and saw that fuck, she's not moving. And he put down the plate and rolled her over, and sure enough, she wa
Shockmate + Transformers ChessShockwave represents the Decepticon's greatest hope for possessing Earth.Shockmate + Transformers Chess7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
After millennia of conflict, Optimus Prime and Megatron agreed to a chess match for possession of Earth. On a dry plateau, the game was arranged and the respective armies took their places. Optimus and Megatron took a seat on opposite sides of the board with their closest advisors.
After a number of games, Prowl whispered, "What are you doing, Prime? Every time you have a piece in danger, you sacrifice your King to save him. You're losing!"
Optimus took a deep breath, "I can't ask my warriors to face danger I wouldn't face myself."
Starscream noticed his own leader using a flawed strategy, "Megatron, you keep getting your Queen killed early on. Prime's winning!"
Megatron smiled, "The belief that the second in command is the most powerful piece is nonsense. I can win by myself."
Starscream turned to the scoring panel. After 10 games the winning was split evenly between the two factions. He announc
A Part of Something GreaterThe 6th Dinobot has plans to recover his lost comrades, but first he must overcome his greatest threat: First Aid.A Part of Something Greater4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Part of Something Greater
Since coming back online, he felt incomplete. A brawler from way back he had been recently extensively damaged and, given his close relationship with Commander Grimlock, been redesigned to become a part of the Dinobot team. The sixth member of an elite team of brute commandos, he did not take lightly the honor the Dinobot Commander had bestowed upon him.
He remembered one of the last things that the Commander had said to him when he was taken off the battlefield on a stretcher. Grimlock had grabbed his hand tightly and barked, "When you come back online as Dinobot, I'll show you different life of Autobot. No one mess with Dinobots." He leaned close, "Brothers til the end."
No one else from his troop had survived and he lost consciousness as he was loaded onto a transport.
The privilege would be short lived. Just befo
The Way I Am , The Way He IsThe Way I Am , The Way He Is6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not good-looking,
Nor am I strong.
Falling and Failing.
I always do wrong.
My friends, they ask me all the time.
They are amused about how strange I seem to be.
You see, this guy caught my eye.
He even stole my heart.
He was strange in all possible ways.
But strange as it can be, he made me fall head over heels.
I am not popular,
Not a big shot.
I don't have a car.
I am just a small dot.
He wasn't the most popular guy in school.
Like I care about it.
He didn't have much.
But with the way I see him.
He seems to offer me the best package deal ever.
I don't have friends.
They think I'm odd.
I don't follow trends.
But, I'm no dud.
I have nothing.
To show my value.
I don't have anything,
Only my virtue.
I wonder why, he thinks he has no value.
When for me, he is everything life and love can be.
I don't know why he doesn't see.
He's the truest thing that I ever knew.
He's pretty much comfortable with the way he is.
And I love the way he is.
You love me.
The way I
Further DownFurther Down4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Strange, complex, and intertwined
Blades of grass on river beds
Soothing water, in shallow depths
And moves them further down
Mighty oak with ancient roots
Feeds from river's sacred spring
Its branches are weighed heavy
By many years of burden
Move further down
Craggy rocks upon the sandy shore
Cut the earth upon its face
But what starts as sharp
Soon is smooth
As the water
Moves further down
Wind swept plains of desert sand
Burning, twisting, biting
Hostile to the waking sun
Yet the water gives it life
Amidst the the tainted ruin
As it moves it further down
Soon all of heaven and earth shall pass
Into that unknown realm
But with my knots untwisted
My burden taken, my edges smoothed
And my scorched soul quenched
On that far off shore
I'll move further down
Seven Deadly SinsLustSeven Deadly Sins4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What else can make humans act like such fools?
What can bring the strongest and brightest to their knees?
This feeling embedded in all of us.
A feeling that drives us through our school years and further.
Something that binds people together.
And more often tears them apart.
And yet we run around because of it time after time.
Why does this happen when it is so frowned upon?
Even after organization after organization is created to stop it.
We harass people who show it.
We pity people who don't even have the chance to dream about it.
How are people able to indulge themselves this much?
Are they too preoccupied with their material things that they lose their morals?
What about a surplus of items changes people?
This drives all people to their demise.
It is part of every young person's dream to make it big someday.
This leads to a lot of decisions that people regret.
Some go so far to give themselves away.
the art ofit was too late;the art of5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
far too late,
by the time my gaze found his
across the dim and drunken
tangle of a scene.
his eyes were dark, the color
of burning wood and
dust in a foreign country, the
kind of eyes my mother taught
me to fear, and rightly so;
i could already feel his
handprints welling in a
malady of black and
five-o-clock blue just
beneath my skin, bruises
deeper than bone
as i pushed my way
Kataang Week - HeartbeatOnly a year after their marriage, on the day of their anniversary, the two lovers took a trip to Omashu. Bumi was glad to see his old friends and let them stay in his palace, as welcomed guests. They found the suite quite nice and thanked him for his generosity. Of course, he thought nothing of it.Kataang Week - Heartbeat7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
On that special day, they headed towards the place they had planed their own special dinner. Appa was the best and fastest way to transport them and they gladly accepted. The date they planed wasnt much, just a large basket full of their favorite treats and goodies. The waterbender and her love had packed it together, not wanting to outdo themselves too much.
The cave they came up to was dark but not in the least freighting. Both began to smile as they reached the edge of the cave. Aang spread the blanket across the ground and they both took a seat together. Katara set the basket beside them a smile across her face.
Aangs rich robes were set aside for a more comfortable setting.
before you leavebefore you leave,before you leave6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i will burn the taste of my lips into yours
so things you eat taste a little bit sweeter
and are a little bit warmer against your tongue
before you leave,
i'll play for you, bake for you,
trace secret paths down your body
that only you will see when you're naked in the shower
i'll hold you so close that the warmth of my arms will last you
through winter, and you'll never be cold again.
before you leave,
i will teach your hands every inch of my body,
so that when every curve is memorized you
will still feel me each night.
i will teach your ears every whisper and laugh,
i'll paint my face in your mind.
before you leave,
i will find my way into your heart and stay there, quietly
i want you to remember me as i am now-
electric, young, and warm-
when you are 100 and the stars
no longer bloom for you
Tell me you love meA girl can wait for her prince charming,Tell me you love me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But what she'll find is quite alarming
Boys will fake love,
And smiles are full of blood
She'll take his hand,
Believe all his demands
He will lead her,
And forever mistreat her
She will love him
-slowly but surely,
And he will lie to her
-easily and purely
Manipulation and temptation,
Running hand and hand
His lies may become truths,
-It won't change anything,
She'll become ruthless,
-wanting nothing less
Arguments will take a twist,
Leaving nothing left but drifts
-of lost kisses and heartbreak
Hearts break, but never mend,
People love, but never again
-make the mistake of trusting
The one who could sing
The Cosmic ObserverWell, for those of you who don't know, my birthday is on May 30th.The Cosmic Observer10 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
I'll be 20!
This is actually a very important date for me. 20 is more important to me than 21, or 18, or any of those other landmark years. I don't drink or party or anything, so 21's not important at all to me. And 18 was just kinda like any other thing. Sure I could buy porn and maybe even get jury duty and get an apartment or get sued or soemthing... But 20, it's an even number, a multiple of ten. One fourth of my life gone. Twenty.... That means I'm no longer a horny teenager, instead now I'm just a regular ol pervert . OH GOD I'M GETTING SO OLD.
Because this to be an important date to me, I'll share some personally retarded information. There have been four major major landmarks in my life. Four moments that seemed to change the course of history for me. They are as follows:
1.) The first big event in my life happened when I was 13, I was on a camping trip with my family in Yosemite. We had just com
How I Want To BeHow I Want To Be4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can you run so far, that you stop thinking?
Can you work so hard, that you stop worrying?
Can you be alone for so long, that you stop speaking?
Can you hurt so bad, that you stop feeling?
Can you imagine it?
Not wanting to think or speak.
Not wanting to feel anything for anyone.
Thats how I feel sometimes.
Yet I'm in love with someone.
I have friends who I worry about.
Some people get me talking for hours on end.
That usually keeps me awake at night.
Whats the point?
Whats the point in emotions?
Exactly, there is no point.
Some thoughts that go through my head, confuse me.
I don't like being confused.
It should scare me,
having no motivation.
Lately I don't know what motivates me,
To socialize, to work hard,
To be happy.
I don't want to be happy.
I don't want to be anything.
I used to be like this a long time ago,
I think its coming back again.
I think this time its won't go away.
This time, If I lose my friends and my boyfriend,
If I let my grades fall and my
nowhere elseit rains hard enoughnowhere else4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that i can finally sit quietly,
as if lighting candles.
maybe there is
nowhere else to be.
a cup of water trembles
on the table as if afraid,
kept too long
from the useful yearning of roots,
from the anonymous way rain falls.
i light one candle
as if lighting candles.
the rain keeps pressing damp invisible flowers
against the window,
reminding me how long the near-dark lasts,
how the woods at the edge of the yard
but thirst enough to catch fire.
each candle moves like the rain,
each quieting life
from lives of their own.
in the half-light coming in,
i can pretend it's morning.
i can sit back,
pool on the chair like water,
the rain will take all night,
outside, the trees seem to look around
through the rain,
as if trying to see around each other.
their lives are as quiet and long
as the beginning of a rain.
this is the way life is,
filling with other lives:
just feeling water
enter the gro
I wantI want to see her.I want4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to touch her.
I want to kiss her.
I want to explore her.
I want to taste her.
I want to love her.
I want to be seen.
I want to be touched.
I want to be kissed.
I want to be explored.
I want to be tasted.
I want to be loved.
I want to be ME.
But I can't be ME.
I can't be free.
I can't be honest.
I can't be open.
I have to be fake.
I have to be chained.
I have to lie.
I have to hide.
I have to...
But I don't want to.