What is leftUnchain me, Help me breakWhat is left2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Free of all these chains amongst my life
These moments, i'm holding
Could take another step closer
When starlight of night skies
Fade away with broken dreams
What would I be left with
If all is left is uncertainty lurking in
With darkness carving within me
I'm running away from my paths
That I once shared, as I can't seem to escape
Where would I be, where am I now
For my smile could mask false sanity
For what is left of hope
When all of what you build crumbles below you
I can only ask my self............ what is left......
The lull of a bird's songThere is no timeThe lull of a bird's song3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
There is no way
To find, to bring, to carry on
I wander on
I wonder if
A life, A bird, that flew away
It flaps it's wings
It sets for skies
And looks, And dreams, of home again
Where the river flows
Where the wind blows
This bird, This truth, A true felt friend
Singing the sunset as the days passed
Here stands today
Here where I am
Let not, Let not, Time slips away
Along our path
Along this way
The song, the sound, the lull of day
So bright with skies
So light, it flies
My friend, my smile, a part of me
She brought smiles
She brought a breath
Such heart, such song, a graceful peace
Dreaming of rain, to grow seeds in light
We flew, We stood, among a branch
Shadows cast high
Shadows soothe skin
From somber, from somber, she gave me hope
A journey, a flight, as time does part
I cannot bear
I cannot speak
As time, as paths, they will soon part
What could I hold
What was foretold
Why me, why now, while the bird sings?
Once Upon a Bloody CarnationDearest father what have you done?Once Upon a Bloody Carnation5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All this because Im not your son?
You have divorced my Catholic mother,
Youve behead Queen Anne and another,
Know you not a childs gender is free like the rain?
Finally Edward was borne by the late Queen Jane,
My father, the sire, his lordship, my king,
How less than a son does a daughter really mean?
Father, dear father, in the casket you lay,
There you lay, silent, harmless, and gray.
No, not harmless for my mother weeps,
Perhaps its those ancient memories she keeps.
Now a nine year old rules the English throne,
Ask an infant when seed is to be sown,
Nothing he knows!
Naught but to sit and cry when said no.
Brother, sweet brother, how long?
Players sing your valiant, innocent songs,
But how long will you rule? How long can you?
You rule with a voice no more than a kittens mew.
Dont you know a king cant be sweet?
Of course you dont, for in a lions den youre easy meat.
Windfall - Part 4Before any of the chastised mares could respond, the Apple family matriarch looked up toward Sweet Apple Acres' front gate with a grin spreading across her wrinkled face as a cheery voice sounded over the muddy courtyard . "Another Apple about to drop on our heads, eh Granny?"Windfall - Part 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All eyes turned to see a stout mare draped in a heavy canvas cloak and broad brimmed hat pick her way across the churned up mud of the courtyard, bulging saddle bags hanging from her sides. When she stepped into the light she revealed a broad, olive green face with a bluff, open smile.
Granny Smith held up a hoof in welcome. "Just the gal I was a-waitin' fer. Howdy, Cabbage Leaf. Y'got my note, I reckon."
The sturdy mare nodded. "That I did, Granny. Sorry if the weather slowed me up a little gettin' here."
Nurse Redheart blinked in recognition and stammered. "C-cabbage Leaf, the... the midwife?"
The new arrival nodded again. "Right a roonie."
She squinted her eyes and peered at the flustered nurse from under the
Windfall - Part 2Rarity's employees at the Carousel Boutique had just finished drawing the blinds and hanging the "Closed" sign in the window when they heard the gentle tapping of their boss' hooves on the polished floor to draw their attention.Windfall - Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A brisk smile crossed her alabaster face as her red rimmed glasses settled onto her nose. "Well done, darlings. Now that you've finished I'd like to take a few moments to discuss all the orders for the GGG as well as give you the overview for this year's Fall collection."
She turned and summoned a cork board festooned with drawings and fabric swatches from the back room with the glittering magic from her horn. "I'll be returning to Canterlot tomorrow to oversee the work at The Bijou personally, so you'll be on your own until I return for the Summer Sun Celebration."
At this her two assistants, Snips the apprentice tailor and Thimble the seamstress, exchanged a concerned glance. Rarity usually preferred to keep a tight rein on the Gala dresses her boutique produ
Windfall - Part 3A full throated argument was in strident swing in the muddy courtyard of Sweet Apple Acres main compound as the apple trees lashed and rustled in the wind and rain on the farm's rolling hills. The Apple family's latest farm dog Naomi skittered back and forth across the front porch of the farmhouse, barking frantically and wagging her tail in unalloyed canine excitement, largely ignored by the assembly of equines.Windfall - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On one side stood a mud splattered white earth pony mare draped in an orange rain poncho marked with the crest of Equestrian Emergency Services, water rolling down her sodden nurse's cap and pink mane as she glared at a furious female zebra clad in a dripping dark cloak, gold rings adorning her neck and ankles as she hiked her bristling, black and white tail in agitation.
Off to the side of the argument's ground zero, two earth pony sisters stood watching with a mixture of dismay, annoyance, and worry on their faces. Both mares were bundled up in raincoats and galoshes, shiny
Windfall - Part 9A blare of brass rose from the gramophone in the corner, a bright sting that heralded the rise of a driving bossanova beat formed by a backbone of piano, rhythm guitar, bongos, and maracas. A vibrant orange pegasus mare sashayed out onto the compressed clouds of the studio floor, a gauzy skirt of purple, red, and gold swaying and floating around her hips as she shook them in time to the music, the butterfly and flowers cutie mark that adorned them seemingly brought to life by her movements. She clenched the long wire stem of a silk rose in her teeth, with a spitcurl of her magenta mane hanging down roguishly over her right eye.Windfall - Part 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the trumpets began to shimmer around the core of the rhythm, she was joined by a strutting pegasus stallion wearing an embroidered jacket and a wide brimmed hat with little red pompoms hanging at intervals around it's circumference, a picture of a mango adorning the lime green hide of his flanks.
The two circled, drawing ever closer as the driving tempo and f
Windfall - Part 5A flourish of warm brass echoed over the pristine towers of Canterlot, as the sun descended below the dark layer of clouds that currently obscured the valley and distant Ponyville from the lofty mountain capitol city. An answering call of silvery horns sounded as a bright crescent began its ascent on the opposite horizon.Windfall - Part 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In an oak paneled lecture hall at Canterlot University, Twilight Sparkle's vivacious voice rang out as she levitated a stick of chalk and drew complicated sigils and runic equations on the broad expanse of green slate. "... and so, by process of elimination, we can determine that the magical field tastes like grape-ade." With that, she emphatically underlined a string of symbols and rounded on her audience, beaming with satisfaction. "Does anypony have any questions?"
Her smile tightened a bit at the corners as she beheld a largely empty hall, with a scattering of undergrad unicorns, half of whom were struggling mightily to appear politely awake while the other half m
Windfall - Part 10Granny Smith stayed in her rocking chair knitting merrily away as all the younger ponies in the parlor leapt to their hooves and went thundering out the front door into the drizzling rain of the darkened courtyard. The wizened mare shook her head and chuckled to herself over the clack of her needles.Windfall - Part 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Applejack skidded to a stop and started to bark orders, her tail lashing behind her. "Apple Bloom! You go and rustle up as many lanterns as y'can, light 'em up, and git Rarity t' help ya hang 'em in the treetops in a line toward th' barn! Caramel! You come with me to the barn and help me drag th' big hay wagon out into th' yard. Twilight! I need you t' whip up any spells you might think'll help! Stay here and keep an eye peeled, and holler if ya see her! She'll be comin' in hot! Pinkie, you..."
As the other ponies scattered to their tasks, the blond farm mare paused and looked back at Pinkie Pie, who stood jittering up and down on the porch with an expectant look on her face. Applejack pur
Windfall - Part 11A sound of hoof steps in the doorway caused the group of ponies to look up and see a tired looking Nurse Redheart, standing with Granny Smith at her side. The ancient mare was dabbing her eyes with the hem of her shawl and grinning from ear to ear. The white medical pony smiled at Applejack. "Cabbage Leaf was wondering if the Apple family would like to come in and meet their newest member."Windfall - Part 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The blonde earth pony drew herself up and caught her breath, tears welling in her eyes. Her voice trembled as she answered. "Why yes, I surely would, Nurse Redheart. I s-surely would."
With that she traded some quick hugs with Twilight, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash, and hurried up the steps, pausing and giving Pinkie a hug as well, and then fell into step beside Granny Smith, helping the Apple family's matriarch make her way back inside. Apple Bloom came bounding excitedly down the stairs with a towel draped over her withers, a beaming, disheveled Zecora in tow. The younger sister took up her position o
Windfall - Part 6Spike the dragon lounged in a nearly pony sized basket next to Twilight Sparkle's desk in the office shared by several of Canterlot U's junior faculty and student teachers, seemingly flipping lazily through an advanced and esoteric tome of magical theory.Windfall - Part 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In truth, he was perusing the four color panels of the latest issue of Thunderpony tucked neatly into the pages of the larger book. He'd picked up a lot in his years as the lavender unicorn's assistant, and knew how to choose books to get the best startled double takes from any students or faculty who happened to pass by.
His stomach rumbled a bit, and he glanced at the somnolently ticking grandfather clock that stood by the door, noticing that Princess Celestia's beaming portrait on the dial had been replaced by Princess Luna's shyly smiling visage.
As the comic book he read wrapped up on a cliffhanger, he began to mutter petulantly under his breath. "Is this it for our hero? Will Thunderdragon ever... eat... again... Will the nefari
Windfall - Part 7The ponies gathered in the parlor of the farmhouse at Sweet Apple Acres sat in silence, too anxious to talk but still drawing comfort from each other's presence.Windfall - Part 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Caramel shared the love seat with Pinkie Pie, gamely trying to sip his coffee or take a bite of a pfeffernusse without spilling or getting crumbs all over due to his fiancee's relentless oscillations.
The pink mare herself was looking a tad green around the gills, and was uncharacteristically uninterested in any of the apple based baked goods freely on tap in the kitchen.
Rarity huddled on the couch wrapped in a rustic quilt, her mane bound up in a red and white checked towel, a cup of tea cooling on a barrel converted into an end table next to her. She was looking a bit peaked herself, her deep blue eyes never settling for long on any particular point in the room, although whether it was from her recent ordeal or simply from being immersed up to her horn in the Apple family's down home country decor she declined to say.
Windfall - Bonus ChapterEPILOGUE:Windfall - Bonus Chapter3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They visited for only a short while, whispering heartfelt congratulations and blessings on the infant foal, before Cabbage Leaf and Granny Smith shooed everyone out so the little family could take their rest.
Windfall was wrapped in a soft blanket and laid in a beautiful crib that the younger Apple sister had constructed out of the family's namesake wood, the fragrant planks sanded to such smoothness that they felt like silk to the hoof. Apple Bloom beamed with pride to see her niece nestle in with another precious sigh, as Applejack smiled and ruffled her little sister's mane.
Big Macintosh and Fluttershy climbed back onto the bed together after the lights in the room were lowered, sharing a kiss as Granny Smith gently closed the door.
The aged matriarch of the Apple Clan said her thanks to Cabbage Leaf and slipped her a bag of bits, that the stocky earth pony in turn cheerfully split between herself, Nurse Redheart, and Zecora. Their business concluded, the midwife, herbali
Windfall - Part 8A pair of pegasi lounged on a terrace outside the VIP suite at Madison Mare Gardens, looking down at the busy street in front of the stadium's main gates. Down below, a cyan pegasus mare with a multicolored mane and tail stood with folded wings amongst a throng of colts and fillies, looking for all the world like a swan swimming in a lake of swirling manes, tails, stubby horns, and small fluttering wings. She was dressed in a sweat stained, form fitting blue and yellow bodysuit with jagged lightning motifs, the signature uniform of the celebrated Wonderbolts Stunt Flying team.Windfall - Part 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shootin' Star popped a grape from a nearby fruit tray into his mouth and cast a scathing glance at the spectacle below. "Just lookit' that show boatin' glory hog down thar." He muttered, his Appleloosan drawl more pronounced than usual. "She just cain't git enough, can she?"
The lean, blaze yellow mare reclining on a deck chair next to him shook her head, ruffling her fiery orange mane, and chuckled, fixing the y
+Cheesecake - BL+Vincent loved cheesecake. As far as he could tell, cheesecake was a god among all desserts! The variety of delicious flavors, the vibrant and colourful swirls put it at the top of elegant and delicious treats. It was utterly ingenious!+Cheesecake - BL+8 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The only problem was that he could no longer eat it. The next play he had been hired to act in required a slim, fit physique for his role. He had to watch both what he ate, and the quantity of it. Which meant no cheesecake.
Of course, not being able to eat one didnt stop him from buying one.
He had been shopping one late evening, restocking on food and the necessities of life for him and his roommate, Ian. He was just about finished his shopping for the weekafter making extra sure to stock up heavily on canned tuna, frozen shrimp, and many different types of apples for Ianwhen he happened to pass by a rather fancy looking shop. He stopped on his way by and took a quick glimpse inside. The display behind the window was full of ass
A Dust of SnowSnow was the great purification. All of the dark places of the land dotted with coated trees were blanketed by mother snows cold hand. The earth was softer in winter, in white. It was sleeping soundly beneath the coverlets where only wolves, rabbits and deer went tuttering by leaving their trails and magic.A Dust of Snow2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The girl’s cheeks had long turned chill-burnt red, polished and bright as two crisp autumn apples. They burned in the pale of her skin in the moonlight. In some other time, her lips as red as hearts and her hair as dark as raven’s wings might have stirred a poem. But the eerie mingling of fear and desire glass coating her brown eyes made her seem a mad, mad straw creature than a beauty.
The snow was deep and it bit to the knee, sometimes keeping her stuck in place. Frostbite tingled, a small sting at first and now a sharp bite in her feet; fingers. Her mittens had been swiped by a lashing pine, a boot kept by unforgiving drift. Her dress cold and wet.
Detailed Character SheetBasic StatisticsDetailed Character Sheet5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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The Device Has Been ModifiedHe woke up with a migraine. Well, that and seriously clean-tasting air. But that he had a migraine, and was now breathing too-clean air didn't occur to him as much as the fact that he'd woken up. He'd been asleep? Since when? The last thing he remembered was being in his house, heading to the basement to kill his newest victim... then... then he'd woken up here. But where was here?The Device Has Been Modified4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Then he realized he was laying. In a pod with a clear panel above him, showing to him the bland, white-grey, checkered ceiling that was most definitely not his. The hell was this?! He had been kidnapped? Knocked out, and kidnapped by what he could only assume must have been aliens. That seemed to be the only explanation for the pod he lay trapped inside of.
And then the pod opened, Johnny leaping at the chance and exiting as quickly as he could like hell he'd stay inside that damn thing.
"Hello and welcome to the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Center. We hope your brief de
A+Pyou bare your muscles,A+P2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
threaded in tight knots, bundled
but beautiful, yours
like those fibrous eyes,
irises in maple coils
unwinding me, as
a glance inside your lovely
skin, bones, nerves, I'd like
to press your pleasure
points, to scrape against your thighs,
my fingers trembling,
the dimples on your
shoulders, enzymes, waiting for
an induced fit, mine,
thumbs brushing your hips,
lips lain softly twixt your veins,
a complex of us,
your latticed, protein-
laden pulchritude, pleated,
folded into sheets,
await just one touch.
The Lovers of LothlorienThough the sun had long since set, and all was quiet, to him, there was no rest. Celeborn, Lord of the elven kingdom of Lothlorien, had finished his day and was passing the time among the woods of his land. For many long years he had dwelt in this forest, seen the trees come and go. Yet, as an elf, he had remained as he always has. Unchanging and ageless, like all of his kind. To his ears, the forest was not silent, but abuzz with the many far-away sounds. The winds blowing through the leaves. The animals scurrying about the forest floor. Even the footsteps of his own kin. All was heard by him.The Lovers of Lothlorien1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
He had lived through many ages, like many elves, and had seen much of the darker horrors this world had to offer, in war, or in the simple squabbles of those who lived beyond their borders. But here, near the edges of their protected realm, he found some peace. There was a tiny lake here, hidden among the many trees, known only to him and a select few others. Though he had come here often, it ne
Viking PoemMournful moon in dire skyViking Poem3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
What evil comes tonight?
What has made the stars so shy,
Fading out of sight?
Ravage, seas and howl, O wind!
Bring the raging tide!
We'll be judged for we have sinned
Cast our wrongs aside!
Dreadful sky and stormy seas
Drive longships on course
Die, we shall on bended knees
Come, O fearsome Norse!
helioshelioshelios1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you are the sun and i
am broken icarus
like a wingtorn dove
and your flames embrace me
icarus ( i tried to be an angel)
but your golden eye lunged
through my waxwing ruse
and i lay naked before you, i
Secrets - A Dark Flame Story Some say Gale City is the worst place to live in the whole United States. I've been living here since I was two years old. Considering I'm ten now, I guess that's not a long time, but eight years is usually long enough to get to know a place. Before I was placed in Gale—and I can really remember that far back—I used to live in Chicago. My mom and stepdad and four sisters lived in a two bedroom apartment in the projects. It was clean and we had food to eat. The problem was that dad always needed money to pay for the "junk." Back then, I never understood why anyone would want to buy garbage. I now know that junk doesn't mean trash, but it is garbage, and people pay through the nose for it.Secrets - A Dark Flame Story3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Maybe you're wondering how a kid can know so much. Well, in Gale you learn to know or you end up doing something bad—and ten years old is too young to die. I've always picked up things fast, and I don't even watch t.v. that much. Bobby Brali and me
Forbidden Love 1The meeting:Forbidden Love 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A family of 5 hustled and bustled as their mother yelled James, hes already sorted! You cant switch houses at will.
What if you really wanted to? wined Albus, with his green tie, annoyed with it
You cant change houses, and Slytherin is a great house. You should be proud to be in Slytherin Ginny said, he hadnt gotten over the fact that he was in Slytherin, and was already in his 2nd year now.
Why couldnt I just be in Gryffindor? he grumbled
A girl held tightly onto her mothers hand, she was scared to go to Hogwarts now, James told her about moaning myrtle, and he would personally show her nearly headless nick, who had become even more nearly headless.
Also in gory detail James told his younger sister about how he had successfully blown up a teachers head without getting detention. They had obviously recovered but no one had seen him specifically, so they couldnt punish him for th