Urban WalkThis morning, I shrugged on my frayed jacket,Urban Walk10 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
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?
Bible Study. Genesis 10Genesis 10Bible Study. Genesis 106 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
Bible Study. Genesis 11Genesis 11Bible Study. Genesis 116 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they
my testimony::raw honestyI was raised in church, from young childhood. My mom taught me many, many Bible stories. & I grew up believing in God. I never actually stopped believing. But I got so far from Him, without even noticing it. Because it happened little by little.my testimony::raw honesty4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The whole time I still considered myself a Christian. As I got older, I started getting interested in crap, I had no business being into. Video games that had stories that involved devils, (even if the game itself was only a fighting game I fell in love with the characters background stories & lives) , Songs that had vulgar language. Even my own thoughts were getting quite perverted. (I didn't realize how bad it was till I look back on it) I always had an excuse for everything I actually believed these stupid excuses. Such as: "I won't listen to anything TOO vulgar, I'll pretend they're talking about something else when they sing that part." "I look at the devil characters as the bad guys, so that's not so bad that I like these storie
I Hope You Have a Good Teacher (On Morality)I Hope you Have a Good TeacherI Hope You Have a Good Teacher (On Morality)3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Imagine a classroom setting where a teacher requests this of her students, "I want everyone to explain planetary motion to me."
The students all look blankly at the teacher and respond, "We don't know how."
The teacher looks at them, perturbed, and asks, "Why don't you?"
"You never taught us," they responded.
"Everything is right here in the books. All the equations, methods, and considerations are easily accessible ."
Now, the problem happens to be that these kids are in the 2nd grade and are still learning multiplication and division.
Despite the severity of the metaphor this is what the moral life and human landscape is for us. Life moves forward and expects us to 'do or die' and we often don't know how. The very human thing to do in life is to question "What should I do with my life?" and "why am I here?" Other questions eventually emerge: "How do I tell right from wrong?" and "How do I do what's best for my family, country, and others?"
Just the way You are - remixI'm blessed, I'm blessed,Just the way You are - remix4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Cause I know that it's Christ that's saved me.
I'll praise, I'll praise,
to the living God Almighty.
You're so beautiful,
I will love you every day.
Yeah I know, I know,
You gave Your life
so I can be free.
You paid, You paid,
the ultimate price most men do not see.
And every time I read Your Word it
makes me want to say:
I will praise Your name,
to the ends of Heaven and Earth.
Cause God You're amazing,
just the way You are!
And by Your Word,
the whole Universe it was made.
Cause God You're amazing,
just the way You are!
You're the only one Redeemer.
Your blood, Your blood,
is the only thing cleansing our sins.
I'll bless, I'll bless, I'll bless
I will bless You Lord each day.
We will try to love each other
because You did the same.
You gave us the Great Commission
what is we should obey,
So I'll say:
I will praise Your name,
to the ends of Heaven and Earth.
Cause God You're amazing,
just the way You are!
And by Your Word,
the whole Universe it
What I LoveWhat I Love3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Before, I heard the rumors
Of the working in the night
But now I understand my urge
To get the answer right.
Before, I thought the people
Wouldn't dare to meet my eye,
But now with my new family
I could never say goodbye.
Before, I saw the hallways
Full of goals I could pursue,
But now my future's in my grasp-
My heart sings free and true.
Before, I felt the pressure
From successes way above,
But now I know my role in life
Is doing what I love.
Brighter Than the SpotlightBrighter Than the Spotlight3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The downbeat starts the show
And every time we turn a page,
You're louder than the music
For your smile fills the stage.
The melody is playing
And the beauty may befall,
You're closer than the audience
For your face can move the hall.
The song begins right now
And with the other actors gone,
You're brighter than the spotlight
For your eyes keep beaming on.
I never hear the words
Because the figure there is you...
You're stronger than the curtain
For your voice just shines right through.
Two testimoniesThis happened couple of years ago. I had been under a depression for many months, almost a year. One evening when I had went to bed, the bad thoughts started sneaking around and try to push me down again. But then I thought now it was enough. I spoke to the depression directly and said: «Depression, get away from me..! In the name of Jesus, leave me alone and never come back..!»Two testimonies3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I said this, it left me. The bad and sad thoughts was gone. Peace came, and filled me and the room I was in. I smiled, then I started to laugh of happiness. I was finally free. And I haven't been depressed again since then.
Last year, my older sister finished her education and applied for a job at a local newspaper, as a journalist. She wasn't the only one who was interested, there was at least twenty people including her. The evening before the day they would get phone call and know if they had got the job or not, I prayed. I said: «God, I wish my sister to have this job, because it is a job
Smile.jpg story part 2Smile.jpg story part 23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I went to bed and that bloody dog was still at my door. In the morning it was Saturday no school, and that dog was gone. I had to go to my job. My sister used to have a teddy bear with realistic eyes, blank face, black fur and a bow hugged tight on his throat. That teddy got out of an old box. And went in front of me and stared. I put it back in the old box and got in my car and drove to my job. And when I was in the car I looked out my window and Smile.dog was chasing me, I looked in the mirror and saw that scary teddy in my car staring at me. I kicked it out of the car and drove quick and went into my job. I worked at a grocery store. A girl, with a cat walked in. The cat was bright red with black. The cat was grinning a smile. The girl said that his name is Cheshire cat or Grinny. I looked to my left and saw right there the teddy. Staring at me with cold eyes. He was holding a knife, everyone ran. "What do you want from me?" I asked. The teddy didn't respond, Smile.dog was sitting b
My TestimonyMy name is Jazzy, and I am an unashamed born-again Christian.My Testimony4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was aware of the existence of God since I was a child, but I wasn't so familiar with the concept of Christianity. I couldn't truly say for sure if I really was a Christianor rather, I wasn't living life like a follower of Christ. After all, I didn't really know what a Christian was; back then, all I knew was that (a.) it had something to do with believing that God exists, and (b.) it was something that my parents and some of my relatives followed. I didn't really know much beyond that. When it came to what I knew about my family, following the faith felt more to me like an expectation than a real choice. I didn't even know why I attended church. Because of this, even though I believed in God, I could not truly call myself a Christian then.
Honestly, my parents made a ton of mistakes raising me in a Christian-like manner. I barely knew what being a Christian was all about, and my parents didn't pu
GiftI made you somethingGift9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hope you like it
I made it out of you
Because I sold the world
That time when I thought I could buy it back
And gave away all of me
That time when I thought you weren't looking
And someone stole all the air
That time when I tried to catch my breath
So I made this for you
I hope you like it
Because it's all I have left
Un calido soplo... Y un nuevo sabor.Un calido soplo... Y un nuevo sabor.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
__ Una tomatera... Otra tomatera... ¡Rayos, esto está lleno de tomateras! No, Francis no podía haberme llevado de visita a Venecia, no, ¡Teníamos que ir a la Toscana! Que aquí lo único interesante es el paisaje, cosa que a mi no me ha gustado nunca... Ah, no, paisaje Y TOMATERAS! Odio los tomates...
De repente, oyó un ruido tras él, y se dio la vuelta para ver quien era... Pero no había nadie.
__ ¿¿Por qué no te gustan los tomates??
Pego un bote por el susto y miró hacia donde había estado caminando desde un buen principio. Frente a él, un niño rechoncho de aproximadamente su edad lo miraba fijamente, devorando un tomate.
__ ¿¿Y a ti que te importa??
__ Me importa mucho, porque los tomates están muy buenos, y si no te gustan no sabes lo que te pierdes.
A pesar de la firmeza de sus palabras, no parecía estar enfadado. Mas bien interesado... O eso era lo que expr
Lemons and Catnip There once was a house, off in the hills,Lemons and Catnip4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In there lived a crone who loved to cause ills.
The old hag cried aloud: "Soon they will see!!"
While she stirred a pot and cackled with glee.
She used spells and poisons, frogs and curses,
Lemons and catnip and alligator purses!
She seemingly used what she had on hand,
Even pork and beans! Both fresh and canned..
She uttered some nonsense and maybe a noun,
Then at that moment her door was kicked down!
Heroes from all over! Both brave and bold!
All gallant and strong! Or.. So we are told..
They hauled her off for a trial in the city,
This cackling hag, this wizen old biddy.
Ten years, less a day! For all that's malign.
She was sentenced for the act of brewing ... moonshine!?
Back at her house, it was all but a mess,
The pot was overturned and empty no less!
Sonic Adventure: Talkin' with TailsTo find his little buddy, Sonic raced through Emerald Coast. He ran through loops, destroyed Badniks and collected a swell amount of Rings. When he made it to the crashed plane, Tails woke up, seeing that Sonic had his arm stretched out to assist him back on his feet. Afterwards, they went back to the Station Square Hotel. "Hey, Sonic.", Tails said to his pal, "Long time no see, huh?" Sonic replied back,"I'm just glad you're okay. What happened anyway? You're too good of a pilot to just crash like that." "That was a test run using a new prototype propulsion system. It's got a few bugs to iron out." Sonic answered, "Why not just use my plane, the Tornado?" "thanks but you gotta check out my newest power supply. Ta da!" Tails lifted up his hand, showing Sonic a purple Chaos Emerald. "Whoa!", Sonic gasped in amazement, "A Chaos Emerald!" Tails answered back, "Yup. I just happened to find one of the seven emeralds during one of my test flights. This thing's got unlimited power,Sonic Adventure: Talkin' with Tails3 years ago in Drama More Like This
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
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.
What Can He DoShe is there, talking to her friends.What Can He Do3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He is watching, remembering the past.
Oh, those events that transpired!
He remembers well, from when he was younger.
When they met, it was an awkward feeling.
From different ends of the globe, were they.
On one end, she went through the worst.
On the other, he was relatively safe.
What could they do?
It was a new experience.
He wanted to be a gentleman
To this girl from Asia.
Alas, one slip led to another.
Soon enough, misunderstanding bred anger.
A vicious cycle began, ruining everything.
Oh, the pain given to each other became immense!
Now, all of it past,
He wants to start anew,
Yet is afraid,
Afraid of the past.
What can he do?
Will he be brave?
Will he be a gentleman
To this girl from Asia?
(Failed) Conservative FantasyHeavy leather boots are marching,(Failed) Conservative Fantasy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to the German goosestep,
clickety-clack down the Yellow Brick Road.
Faces all hid by warpaint are smiling,
singing their heathen war-hymns,
skip-to-my-loo all the way to the Wizard's lair.
I bought a house on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams,
it wasn't a bad little place,
the neighbours sucked.
So I moved to the hills,
climbed Springheel Jack's beanstalk,
and killed the Jolly Green Giant in his sleep.
I made my bed in a castle in the clouds,
for a little while,
until I heard the dragons of Ulster below.
I saved the damsel,
but then she sued for defamation,
said it was gender discrimination to save a princess.
So I got her a room with Donkey Kong,
and he locked her back up in the castle,
maybe when Rapunzel gets out of work she can give her a hand.
I woke up early to the sound of a buzzard,
hark , said the Raven,
there's two Jehovah's witnesses knocking at yon chamber door.
I stole their airship and spanned the world in eighty days,
I would have sailed fo
Sonic Adventure: Chaos, the God of DestructionIn Station Square Plaza, the water creature came down from the roof of a building, and onto a ledge. "You are completely surrounded!", a policeman said, "Surrender yourself!" The squad got in position as the creature jumped down again. "Lock on target men!", the officer said,"Ready? Fire!" The squad shot at the creature, but the bullets just fell down from it. "Oh no! Our weapons are useless!", he continued,"Retreat! All personnel, fall back!" The officer shot at the monster as he walked backwards to the car. "Oh yeah!", Sonic said as he jumped down onto a car,"This could be fun!" Sonic jumped off the car and got ready to fight. Sonic got some rings that were around him. "Time to use a new move I wanted to try out, the Homing Attack!", he said. He went into a Spin Jump position, then used air and speed to launch at the creature. The creature turned into a puddle and moved towards Sonic, trying to hurt him. The puddle turned back to its original form, and spun around, its arms with purpSonic Adventure: Chaos, the God of Destruction3 years ago in Drama More Like This