The Tale Of The Little RobotIn a land far far away there was a scientist. This scientist was very curious. He nearly knew everything about every thing in the universe. But there was one question he couldn't answer himself. So he built a computer. It wasn't small or pretty, but that did not bother the scientist. The computer should only be able to do one thing. He should answer the question the scientist could not. The when the computer was started, he asked it: "What is the sense of life?" The computer made no sound but several lights started flickering. The scientist was patient, so he waited.
Time passed by and the scientist still waited.
Even more time passed until the computer gave an answer. A small piece of paper slit out of it somewhere. The scientist read: "Too many variables. More input needed."
And then the scientist thought of a way to get all the information he needed.
Finally he had a plan. He built a robot. When the robot was activated, the scientist said: "Go outside. Go wherever your journey may t
Why...The weak heart wants to breakWhy...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To burst and release the pain
and tears contained inside
But still is has to stay strong.
Strong enough to force a smile
Strong enough to face the one
Who shattered it in the first place.
And when the heart can't take no more
When the pieces lay on the floor
And the blood runs dry
The question left is "Why?"
I'm fine."I'm fine"I'm fine.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see the words on my screen
Reads the words you're willing to share.
But like an iceberg's true form is hidden
You words mean not what they seem
Each time I can see these words
I want to reach out to you
Let my hands travel through the screen
With the speed of light to you
Just so they could hold you
Just so they could catch your tears
Just so they could embrace you
Letting you know you're not alone.
Alas, here I sit and can only stare
At the words appearing on my screen
All I can do is to read and to reply
with three simple letters:
Warm Me"The world is big and I am small,Warm Me2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am short and the world is tall.
The world is cruel and I am hurt,
The world is cold and full of dirt."
The melody of a children's song
Echoed through the empty floor
When the shadow of a former self
Marched towards that certain door.
Behind that door there was a short shelf,
Drawers unlocked by a key
Agile fingers had stolen before.
The lighter was found with glee.
"The world is big and I am small,
The world is too deaf for my call.
The world is cruel and turned away,
The world is cold and has to pay!"
Like ice the darkened walls did glisten
On the floor there was a lake.
The last canister soon was empty
And the pale hand did not shake.
With a soft hiss the flame's brought to life.
It stretched and began to dance.
A hand tried touching it tenderly
Staring eyes entered a trance.
"The world is big and I was small,
It never did love me at all.
But with you the tables will turn!
But with you my friend, it will burn!"
A House Of CardsDesperate, she searches for a wayA House Of Cards2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To leave all the pain behind
Yet the only one she can find
Always causes so much more
After a tiny moment of false peace
She just woke up again
Alone and tired of holding on
Tired of fighting, staying strong
when everyone believes she's fine
Even you who should know better
You were her love, her light, her life
Proving it all was worth the strife
You were her prince and the guard
She was fragile like a house of cards
You ensured you'd be there for her
No matter what she had to go through
But then, of all peple it was you
Who said he couldn't stay with her
Drove the knive into her back and heart
You were the wind to lift her up
But now you became her death cup
When suddenly your love discards
She collapses like a house of cards
DawnA soft shimmer grows slowlyDawn1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the East, so lowly.
The black sky sprinkled with white
Could swallow the faint light,
But instead turns navy blue.
The horizon blushes pink
Diluting the dark ink.
As the world's painted with gold
All the colours unfold
And the sun rises anew.
As if stars fell down from high
Down from the paling sky
The ground glitters in the light,
In this early morning's sight,
Covered by the pearls of dew.
NothingThere are days when the sun shinesNothing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But the light and warmth pass by
Without any effect, as if I wasn't there.
As if I was nothing.
When no matter what you do
Only the withered flowers
Of the fruitless efforts fade before your eyes.
As if they were nothing
On such days, if you listen
Closely, you can hear the sound
Depression makes tiptoeing into the mind:
A soft "You are nothing"
About HateWhen hate is a fire, then it's burning cold.About Hate2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All consuming, raging uncontrolled.
Hot tears are burning in eyes and on skin,
Unable to calm the storm within.
The consumptive flame turns from red to white.
Burns down borders between wrong and right,
Disoriented reason leads astray.
Lined with ash and debris is the way.
Beneath the heat of raging fire is ice,
For firstly the cold did heat entice.
When freezing the heart in its icy grip.
The shell won't melt, won't break or rip.
Head and heartThe simple thought is enoughHead and heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To encumber me with grief
The bitter tears froze on the cheeks
And can't ease the pain within
The simple truth of loosing you
The simple weight of forever
Weights down the eloquent tongue
And lets me choke on tears uncried
The head knows it's part of life
Yet the heart refuses to accept
While fruitless hope takes roots
Denying the inevitable truth
Another artifact of childhood days
The last object of innocent, implicit love
Is dying too slow while dying too fast.
The head collects and stores memories
Of the laughs and fun we once shared.
Recalls the adventures and the songs
Of bygone days when you still had a goal
When did the life burning inside
Became a flame instead of a fire
And when was it blown out?
Only fading smoke is left...
The head repeats the mantras of comfort
"Old people die", "death is part of life"
As if those insights were something new.
It can't stop the heart from mourning
A loved one's decay in fast motion
And missing what will be lost f
Epic Tale - Chapter 1 - Part 1The mighty bow of the Sangue-Padre divided the waves. While every other ship would have been in a calm, Sarah Grace ensured the ship of the black fedora pirates moved on. Still, only the main sail was hoisted. There was no need to rush and most of the crew members were not on duty.Epic Tale - Chapter 1 - Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And this was Kris' big problem. Somehwere on this ship was Aslansa and he was bored for sure. She couldn't spot him now, but that did not mean she was safe.
He always managed to find her. Even when she hid in Abbey's cupboard. But he would not find her here, right?
"Hello there, Lyra.", Kris heard his voice from above and her heart sank. Just a moment later Aslansa climbed into the crow's nest.
"Gotcha.", he grinned at Kris who had laid there on the ground. "Guess what time it is."
"No! No. No, no nono nonono nononono!", Kris screamed and tried to escape. But Alsansa had already picked her up and flew high in the sky. Kris did not dare to open her eyes. Knowing the Sangue-Padre was only a small spot in the d
We kill angelsWe take the kindness for granted whenWe kill angels3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We think that we deserve it but then
The angel we owe this to falls finally
We wonder aloud and we wonder why
And over the angel we broke we cry
Still we can't see we caused it initially
It's too easy to make angels fall
While wond'ring "Where are the angels all?"
It's so easy to push them over the edge
By demanding and taking it all, yet
We never give, never repay the debt
Tell me, what excuse do we have to allege?
Oh, leeches we are, vampires feeding
On angels' hearts, don't see they're needing
Kind words once in a while, arms to hold them, too
Why do we not tell them they are precious
Instead we're treating them so malicious-
ly, We kill angels, we're hell and them is woe
A Sea FightIt followed our way for sev'ral daysA Sea Fight2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Slowly drew closer, hot on our trails
We didn't know 'till Co-Captain Hayes
commanded to strike all of the sails
Then ev'ry crew mate saw who's behind
A ship of the Navy, but it was maligned
Before they could fire, our cannons spoke
With a loud thunder and a pile of smoke
The cannon ball flew and did not miss
Some hit the masts and others the hull
They fired back but a pity was this
Each of their shots in the end was null
Still they didn't heave to and steered the course
We awaited them with drawn weapons of course
They would never board our ship, our home
But end in a grave beneath the sea's foame
The ships adjoined, we're ready to board
The enemy ship within no time.
"Who kills Chenbeard gets a reward",
The bold navy captain's voice did chime.
We laughed in return: "Try if you can!"
And boarded their ship, a fierce battle began
The soldiers fought bravely, I confess
Still in this battle they had no success
Even their captain did join the fig
Angels With Cut Off WingsMy angels with the cut off wingsAngels With Cut Off Wings2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And the wounds which still bleed
You're suffering from the stings
And the causing evil deed
My angels with the cut off wings
You're yearning for the sky
The melody of your pain sings
To me, like a bird unable to fly
My angels with the cut off wings
I tried to stop the running blood
Wanted to dry up sorrow's springs
And to lift you up from the mud
My angels with the cut off wings
You mistook me for an angel like you
But I'm just human with faked things
On my back, who will fall down, too
My angels with the cut off wings
I want be your support, not your stress
Yet, I want your trust without strings
So here I am in great distress
My angels with the cut off wings
Despite distance you are here with me
Easing the pain from death's stings
There's no 'you' and 'me', but a 'we'.
My angels with the cut off wings
I know we can make it through
Everything the future brings
Together, for that I thank you!
Spring HaikuA soft breeze sweeps throughSpring Haiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Pale cherry blossom petals
Carrying my tears.
Lost In ConfusionMy mind is spinning without a restLost In Confusion2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
emotions whirl and twirl around
A merry-go-round gaining speed
Until the world blurrs before my eyes
What's happening? What's going on?
The simplest thought slips away
Right from my mind, fading so fast
Trying to focus, I stare and stare
Until my eyes are heavy and unclear.
I don't understand, what is going on...
Emotions rise and fall again
Within the blink of an eye
I'm crying, laughing, and depressed
A rollercoaster ride that never ends
Am I losing my mind in this ?
I try to close my eyes and rest
But the world spins me around
I feel like I am failing this test
Voices and noisies echo in my mind
Please I call, falling to the ground.
Wait, there is an anchor here
A silent echo in my ear reveals
I reach out and grasp a hand
Hold it while the storm dies down
And slowly, safely we both land
CREW LISTEdit: Chenbeard the Pirate is no longer the Captain of the Black Fedora Pirates. The new captain is Lady Riddle :iconDiluculi: so if yer lookin' t' join, best seek 'er out eh? ^^CREW LIST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Arrr maties. Ye've waited a long time ta see the crew list come up and I just want ye all ta know that this is going to double up as a bounty list (this journal entry will be a permanent entry). It will be linked on my ID and every crew member will be featured here permanently.
For those who are interested in joining the crew, the join rules will be listed below after the bounty section (Ctrl + F, "Join Rules", to skip straight there). If you want to know WHY it is good to have a bounty, scroll past the crew list and I'll give a full explanation on it ("Bounty Section").
Note: members in this list are NOT listed in terms of rank, with the exception of the Captain and First Mate (Co-Captain) who will occupy the first two slots.
1. Chenbeard (Chennie) the Pirate :iconW
Sadly, you believeIs it that hard to see past the smilesSadly, you believe2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And each single "I'm fine" you get?
Can't you hear the words unspoken?
That she would not pretend
Sadly, you believe in this.
Is it so hard to put on her shoes
And think for once of what you did?
Can you not see the hidden wounds
Claimed to be accidents.
Sadly, you believe in this.
Is it so hard to know the truth
After the time you were with her?
Don't you know better than to act
Like this, increasing pain?
Sadly, you can't or don't want
Scarlet Wing And Ancient Secret - Part 2"It was a call from London", Miss Wing's sister began as soon as she was seated again.Scarlet Wing And Ancient Secret - Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"A certain inspector Hoffman is in charge of the investigation. So far, he is following the hints we left", she said, but Miss Wing could hear what was unspoken yet.
"I assume, there is a 'But' following?", she asked and her sister nodded.
"He has not yet confirmed that the drunkard we presented him as culprit is the murderer."
"Maybe he wants to make the investigations look more complex to increase the fame this case will get him", Miss Wing suggested, but both woman knew the other was worried.
"What do we know about the inspector?", Scarlet asked after a while.
"Our London contact couldn't tell me much to work with. He is young, ambitious and tenacious. This is his first big case."
Miss Wing leaned back in her chair and crossed her arms before her chest.
"He will not fall for our present then. Too bad."
Her sister smiled at her and said: "Indeed. Too bad for him he did not follow the easy way.
Collaboration: Ballad Of A FoolIn a cave deep and forgotten longCollaboration: Ballad Of A Fool2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There's a lake, no light ever reaches its ground.
There lays an ancient sword
Taking no pity from Time's malice
but don't be fooled and don't assume
The weapon lays there by mistake
Time just changed its prison's look.
Around this weapon lay scorching flames
Claiming the lives of foolish adventures
While tainting its walls a crimson maroon
Can you hear the ancient screams
still echoing from wall to wall?
can you hear the whispering
Of souls damned for all eternity?
One day, there came a new fool
He dove into the depths of the lake
And entered the abyss below
Yet water came to a screeching halt
He stood inside a majestic cavern
There was light and there was sound
And beyond the fires a sword
Still soaked dry the fool reached out
And found the flames did not burn
But oh, what he did not know
The flames aimed not at his flesh
They dug deep inside his heart
And ripped out that foolish soul
The buffoon crumpled to ground
So says the story of a idiot
Too IndifferentHate me, I don't careToo Indifferent3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hate me, if you dare
I am who I am and I won't change
I won't take back a word I meant
Despise me, say I am deranged
Since to your world order I never bent
Mock me, I don't care
Mock me, if you dare
Your words mean nothing to me at all
Soon your wrath will fall back on you
Insult me and yell at me and squall
Smoke and mirrors, in the end, off they blew
Charge me, I don't care
Charge me, if you dare
Blame me for all things I committed
And for all I have not done
Are you better if I admitted
Them? Too bad, but you still have not won
Bark, little dog, bark
Bite, little dog, bite
Try, little dog. I won't fight with you
You're too indifferent to me
You're not the first, not the last one, too
Who can't (under)stand the way I chose to be
74. ConfrontationSo you are back, I should have known,74. Confrontation2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You were never good at leaving me alone.
Almost too obvious were all the signs,
I didn't need to read between the lines:
When without a cloud the sun turned cold,
When the endless blue sky does fold,
When joy becomes bubbles which burst,
You unfailingly return at the worst.
What do you want from me this time?
Tearing apart ev'rything I deem sublime?
Why do you destroy all I hold so dear?
Whisp'ring twisted truths into my ear
Until I can't tell what's real from lie
Just so you then can see me cry
Are my tears and pain worth your while?
Do you enjoy stealing each single smile?
Don't lock me up in that dark place
Again, not again within despair's embrace
I beg you, demand you to stay away!
Let go of me, disappear, give way!
Please, don't take away the shards of joy
Alll you can do is to destroy...
But all I do is of no use
You, my darkest self, won't accept a truce.
39. DreamI had a wonderful dream last night39. Dream3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And now I desperately fight
Not to forget anything of it
But I keep loosing bit by bit
I am digging in the desert's sand
try to catch water with my hand
But the more and the harder I try
The faster the water trickles away
With the water the dream does comply
And my memories slowly decay
Stubborn SurvivalWipe away all of the dirt and bloodStubborn Survival3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With the back of your hand
From your mouth, wipe down the mud
Say, can you get up? Say, can you stand?
Take my hand, I uphold you anytime
The fight was tough
The beating was rough
But here we are, still alive, how sublime
Now, let's see how bad it really is
We have seen better days
There is no doubt about this.
Despite some bruises and scars we'll raise
Yet again, maybe we will never learn
When to give in
When we cannot win
But here we are, and defeat we still spurn
So take my hand, get back on your feet
You didn't die of the pains
Even broken hearts still beat
And pump the red hot blood through our veins
As long as we live it's not over yet
We will go on
Even if we're wrong
Here we are, running down the road ahead
RetributionA black stripe covers the skyRetribution2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A dark storm is approaching fast
Trouble is brewing, danger in delay
Soon deep night will fall during midday
Old quarrels erupt from the past
New hate's born from truths awry
The only light's a red glow
Like of the inky sky a threat
Getting brighter and brighter until
For a short moment, the world stands still
Then the sky is burning crimson red
And burning stars fall like snow
Dies irae dies illa
solvet saeculum in favilla
The world is consumed by fire
Burning winds roll across the lands
The water becomes the blood of dead
On the scorched earth hungry flames do spread
The glaring light shines through our hands
No salvation from straits dire
Horae irae horae illa
solvent saeculum in favilla
"Oh God almighty, save me
From this. Have mercy on me, please!
What have I done to deserve this fate?"
People start praying but it's too late.
My revenge nothing can appease.
No remorse, no prayer from thee.
Facta illa facta irae
Hic tempus ultiones mea
Epic Tale - Chapter 1 - Part 3The feast was about to take place in about two weeks. During this time, nobody aboard the Sangue Padre could relax. Lady Riddle had ensured everyday was packed with duties. She and Kris tried their best to give the crew some lessons in behaviour and how to talk, and taught them how to dance with Yvonnes help. Also, Leelu need every helping hand and piece of cloth she could obtain to get the dresses done in time.Epic Tale - Chapter 1 - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
To Lady Riddle's surprise, Vixen did not make any trouble. In fact, she proved to be of good help. On the other hand, Sparky was a lost cause.
"One more time, Sparky. Imagine a rich and elderly lady come up to and talks to you. You don't make comments about her wealth or her age. Above all, you must not swear. Be polite.", Kris sighed.
"Daughter of flames! One more time: why?! This is stupid! I don't want to go to that bloody feast. This will be no fun at all! I am not allowed to steal what I want, not allowed to dance how I want, not allowed to say what I want... and I have to