Myosotis SylvestrisMyosotis sylvestris (Forget Me Nots)Myosotis Sylvestris9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Knotted stems cling tightly
to the pole pushed, just yesterday,
into loamy garden soil,
flecked with bark and leaves.
Read the packets fine print:
water well in dry spells.
These arent the hardy daffodils
Im used to planting.
I finger each new bud gently;
picking them up, one by one,
and caressing them with a careful hand.
Each one lined with scratches
and creases marring the weave.
At last I dust my hands
on dirty jeans and turn towards
the cottage and the awaiting kettle.
But not before catching one last glimpse
of dusky fingers waving farewell
from the trellis.
LighthouseMy beacon light sweeps the horizon,Lighthouse9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Illuminating the waves.
Crashing on the knifing rocks.
Vanst and endless ocean,
majestic yet deadly,
my breathing rises
and falls with the waves.
The sea sighs,
she's as lonely as me.
She's vast, dark velvet, blue
and I jutting white,
protruding from her shores,
admidst deadly teeth.
Again my light sweeps across her surface.
Picking out each crestfallen wave
as they dive down to the sorry shipwrecks.
Every night I hear their creaking frames
crying with loss
and I'm filled with sorrow.
The clouds clear and the sea she mirrors the sky,
each star duplicated on her shimmering skin.
The moon (narcissi) admires his reflection,
as I, lonely, stare out over her.
The moons reflection bright and proud
puts my beacon to shame.
I sheild my light for I am shamed.
Blind ships skim the night for I am shamed.
He spites me.
She cries for me.
And I sleep for another day
still in love with the oceans.
God is in the Claw MachinesIf there's one thing I've learned from walking in AprilGod is in the Claw Machines9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
[when the buds on the trees come to blows with the sun,
and of course I'm not cold,
It's that there is a truth
in each and every
[You know that I've been wrong before.]
Each case of mistaken identity has led us one step closer
to finding who we really are.
When I was much younger, I used to believe
that there was no beauty in this world.
But that was a long time ago,
before I really existed.
And now that I've met you, I realize that
Skylight Visionyou are a blinking airplane in the nightskySkylight Vision9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
while I´m a satellite, circling the earth
my constant light trying to hunt glimpses
as you rush past me everytime
Letter to the WorldA note in a bottle,Letter to the World2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a message for the world.
'If I scream as loud as I could,
would you be able to hear me?
Thrown into the ocean
for the sea to swallow
the single sentence.
As the sea swallows its prize
she lets out a horrible hollow cry
for the world to hear.
The world does nothing
but capture her scream
and store it for later
when it asks why she cries
and why she hurts.
For if she screams as loud as she could
would the world listen?
Or is it just a message in a bottle
meant to be swallowed by the sea?
Urban WalkThis morning, I shrugged on my frayed jacket,Urban Walk9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there was water in my mind,
Mooning over you
At the boughs of my cedar, drinking damp green all night long
Were the feet, white toe afore black shoe
Towards bus stop . .
---a nd . a crow whisper laster , later, lay there -
Softly falling from my grey dipped Monday sky. Th' enquiring eye ,
A bit of sun falling behind my ear
Sneaking into my thoughts with thoughts of avians in the dawn
Draping a bit of color over mythirstythroat.
She's lifted me up by the coattails,
To be following my sky poetry in crow trails and tickling
A cirrus heaven monkey
I lug my bucket of blue and yellow paint,
Kicking. Black and white shoes . . ..
To fall back to the side walk.
My own toes touching sky,
Corduroy jacket , suffused with earth , flying me up
Bible Study. Genesis 12Genesis 12Bible Study. Genesis 125 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I gi
Bible Study. Genesis 8Genesis 8Bible Study. Genesis 85 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
2The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
My JourneyHere I am, plodding through a road, endlessly tired of the most facile actions I've done. Of all the choices I thought that were right...they have all led to nothing to gain.My Journey3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For I am nothing.
It started with an attractive plate of food that was forbidden for me to partake or touch. I was well known of this fact, this law, that if I went back on what has been said of this, that it would lead to exile. Exile that wains to eventual death to try to live on one's own.
As best as I could, I avoided that with other activities. Then this one crooked character gave me false hope in what that food that was not to be in my reach. They told me of having a new experience with it, to be curious.
For a moment, I believed that person. Now I regret it deeply. My act of disobedience was found out by the servants of the King, and my King, who was known for his indomitable righteousness, sent me out for my deliberate disobedienc
EulogyWake up, another dayEulogy3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
With you, falling away
Choking on our apathy
Love that we don't even try to save
Get up, turn the page
One more, day in this cage
The music's long gone from us
But we're still stuck here, can't get away
There was, a time I cared
I said, I'd always be there
But now all that I desire
Is to be alone, to breathe the free air
Because, I'm tired of this war
I just, can't do this any more
I wish that we could still fit
But we don't, we've long since closed that door
No more, nothing to say
When the, passion fades to grey
And love turns to cold ashes
All hope is gone, just another black day
Wolf's LullabyWolf's Lullaby3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She found me when I was alone
She nudged me softly
A sweet kiss wiped away the salt on my cheeks
I felt I knew her, this creature of the night
With her head she beckoned me to follow her
Come with me, come with me
Beat her paws as she runs
You know me, you know me
The leaves whisper as she flies by
Follow me, follow me
Her panting breath begs
You can trust me, you can trust me
Her eyes let me know
She is me, I thought,
The part that longs to run free
I want to follow her
To be free of this society
Into the woods where I can live in peace
But that life was never meant for me
Her white pelt stops in midstride
As if in response to my thought
"This life is for you" is her reply
"Can't you hear the black wolf playing your lullaby?
Come with me, come with me
Follow the heart-filled melody
Come with me, come with me
Your home you will see."
We ran together, hearts beating as one
Following the enticing melody of a familiar song
Faster and faster we raced to the songwriter
The black wolf was wa
VThere once was a girl named V,V4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She was stuck up in a tree,
When up came a gust,
And out of the tree she be.
Fishing TestimonyA few weeks ago on a Saturday morning, my father and I wentFishing Testimony4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
out fishing at St. Marks. We decided that the wind was bad and that the fish
weren't biting. We were leaving St. Marks, to go to Bald Point, and noticed the
car was acting odd. To make a long story short, it died and we got stuck at
Jerry's Bait and Tackle. I decided to try calling my mom who was supposed to
have left for the family reunion. It just so happened that she had gone back in
to get something she forgot. That small block of time was the only chance we
had of reaching her. She could not come, but she got my Uncle to go out there
and pick us up while the Cadillac got towed.
We got back to the house around 1:00 pm. We ate lunch, put
our fishing supplies in the other car, and went back to St. Marks. We got down
to the shore around 3:00pm and noticed the water was unusually high. I started
trudging out to the fishing jetty (which was now covered in waste deep water).
I noticed a man standing out there holding on to two r
GermaniaThe Devil is in the details and the hunt is in the chase.Germania3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can feel it in my bones,
with every organ in my body,
every ounce of blood in my veins.
Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder,
and there's more than meets the eye.
Where the fire meets the ice,
where the mist-calf treads,
where giants hum and dragons dwell,
in the fearful corners where Angels keep their watch,
the old gods make their graves.
They took their secrets with them,
never to be revealed.
It was Odin who left us the Runes,
and the fool has it in his heart to divine them,
their secrets, he says, spread eagle for him alone.
And he goes to the barrows of the gods,
he goes with a faded smile upon his lips.
Like a pinion out of Babel,
the murmurs of the ancients call,
and the seekers answer.
The pulsing of their throats,
of Vitkar long since dead,
now Draugr turned to life,
makes for an awful song.
So full of courage and wonder.
If we dig deep enough,
our hands will pierce the muddy flesh of Earth,
and we can sei
I Love Him, I Love Him Not 3"Your mail, Mr. Ford," an overly sugar-coated voice tore him from his thoughts.I Love Him, I Love Him Not 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ah. Yes. Put it on my desk," he said, briefly glancing up from the blueprints he'd been studying, only to be met by the sight of the most low-cut blouse he had ever seen on any of his secretaries before, even the one in his Singapore office.
"Some tea or coffee?" the secretary asked, twisting a strand of red hair around her finger in a miserably failed attempt at coquetterie.
"Coffee would be fine, thank you," he said. He watched her as she moved to the coffee machine in the next room, the shape of her backside overly accentuated by her extremely tight, short skirt. He wasn't sure whether to find this attractive or plain disturbing.
"There you go." She set the coffee cup in front of him, bending just low enough so he could see down her blouse all the way to her navel. Her perfume was almost overpowering. He was glad when she was safely back at her desk, filing some documents and her red-polished nails.
A poem for Glenn BeckChasing the dial when oh what the heckA poem for Glenn Beck6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I find a fellow whack-job
his name is Glenn Beck
On satellite radio or on FNC
Beck is there for the folks who long to be free
breaking down the events
that effect folks like you
and whack-jobs like me
Our government hijacked by libs
it seems so surreal
but Glenn knows the score
he breaks down the deal
Chewing on the liberal agenda
as though it were going to be his only meal
You hear the stories and you watch the news
but other analysts just give me the blues
so I tune into beck while sucking down brews
He explains the liberal punch line with humor and class
but Nancy Pelosi just thinks he is one big pain in the ass
Here is to you Glenn Beck
We love you so much
you're the voice of reason
when our government is so out of touch
Bible Study. Genesis 9Genesis 9Bible Study. Genesis 95 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
6Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
7And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9And I, behold, I e
Gift of Love I stepped out of the cab, glancing towards my left and right before focusing on the statue of the Blessed Mother surrounded by lovely flowers that grew at the circumference of her feet. I walked up slowly to the statue of the Immaculate Heart Of Mary, made the sign of the cross and said my prayers to the Virgin Mother.Gift of Love8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
"Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee,
Blessed art thou amongst women,
& blessed is the fruit of thy womb - Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners now
& at the hour of our death,
"Heavenly Mother, grant that I may have the strength to go through this day & the challenges that I may face. Lord God, fill me with thy love to spread to thy lonely children. Guide me for I am but a lamb that knoweth not where to go without my Shepherd. Amen"
Sincerely, RuthMy story is not yet over,Sincerely, Ruth3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am still here today
in other people who cross your way -
do you see me?
I am the widow who's lost everything.
I am the foreigner - different and strange.
I am the immigrant in a strange new world.
I am the refugee, left homeless suddenly.
I am the mourning one, uncomforted.
I am your neighbour,
waiting for your love,
wanting to be your friend.
Will you, like Boas, welcome me,
invite me, accept me, help me?
Will you meet me with words of love,
and be a neighbour to me?
your land to be my land -
will you help me?
RD Fanfic Ch. 13 - Stars in the Sun--- Act Six - Chapter 13 --- Stars in the Sun.RD Fanfic Ch. 13 - Stars in the Sun3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The story is quickly evolving into more than simply an RDxAJ Fanfic, but until it's more developed, it will remain as is with the same title. Hope you like the direction this is all taking. Yes, there will be more drama.
Deal with it.
Princess Celestia graced past any guards still patrolling the area, heading east to Ponyville, there were some things that needed to be done.
Mayor Mare had neglected to turn in the Census results from the least week, and the Library was requesting a higher budget.
She planned to remedy these first, saving the hardest part for last.
As she took to the skies, thoughts rebounded in her head.
' Rainbow Dash and AppleJack, Luna and Twilight Sparkle... Just what is happening here...? Does she really need to know yet? What about her parents... ' Celestia thought solemnly, stooping lower in her flight. In her absence of mind, she nearly collided with another Pegasus that was moving some clouds around.
deathdeath11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
at the station
one exhausted passenger
the train on the track whistles
you have to obey
get on it
and ride away
one exhausted passenger
the trip ended where it began
Bible Study. Genesis 10Genesis 10Bible Study. Genesis 105 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
7And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11Out of that land went forth Ass