When I Grow UpWhen I grow up,When I Grow Up2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to go to college.
I want to make a difference,
Even if its just a small pitch.
When I grow up,
I don't want to follow the crowd.
I don't want to get a job or continue with school.
I want to travel.
When I grow up,
I want to travel to Europe.
I want to explore the areas on horseback,
With only my beloved.
When I grow up,
I want to belong to only one.
I want him to be adventurous
I want him to be funny
I want him to be mine.
When I grow up,
I want to write.
I want to take in injured animals and care for them.
I want to hold the reigns to my life.
When I grow up,
I want to be different.
I won't follow the crowd.
I won't be an idiot.
I won't be blind.
These may be a bunch of hopeless
But they are what I
Feel as though I need.
When I grow up,
I want to be utterly happy
Tye's Background StoryTye's Background Story1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Once apon a time in a Kingdom that was mobile, a young boy lived in a white and brown castle, on a floating isle. His Parents Protective as they can be, would hold him up in the castle.. his Mother, a fair beautiful shoelace woman whom ruled from her throne, powerfully and strong. As for his Father, not only King, ALSO head general of the Shoelace Army. His father out to war to win there Freedom from shoe Kingdom and fabric castle, his mother too busy to play with her beloved child, the boy would have company with one of the Maids named "Jancey" hed talk to her, she'd teach him simple things. like cleaning.. cooking.. and Drawing.. they would have a tiny what seemed to be a Gym/playtime in the main ball room, which was clear of tables an such. til there was a ball. he never left the castle. Sometimes at night he would sneak out of his dorm up the castle stairs to the highed window then lasso a rock and a lace rope to the roof where hed climb up an stare at the stars over lapping
Rythm Meter and RhymePoetry basics: rhythm meter and rhyme.Rythm Meter and Rhyme5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
In poetry, there are a couple of terms used to apply some structure to the rhythm of a particular line.
First thing to know, every line is divided into feet. A foot consists of either two or three syllables to
make it a full foot; a foot made of one syllable is called a defective foot. The difference in all these feet is the stress each syllable has within a foot. That way, if you use the same type of foot every time, there is a kind of rhythm in your poetry, which can be used to give a particular poem an effect.
This is a list of most of the different types of feet.
I will show the stress by marking it with an X or a /, the X is for an unstressed syllable, and the / is for a stressed syllable
Type of foot stress example
Iambic foot X / &
SDHtbaD- Part 4'What are you doing? Where's Daddy?'SDHtbaD- Part 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Don't say it! Don't say anymore! Get out of my house!'
Sam opened his eyes with a start. He was shaking and sweating. Looking around in panic, he remembered that he was on Mimi's floor in her room. But that didn't calm him. He sat up, trying to calm himself. His breath was quick. He couldn't slow it down.
Mimi turned over and saw Sam awake. She had not been able to sleep because of the events of the day. When she saw that Sam was awake, she blinked and sat up in bed, attracting his attention. He was shaking!
"What's wrong?" Mimi whispered gently, crawling out of bed to sit next to Sam.
Sam's breath didn't slow a bit. Sam reached his hands out towards her and wrapped them around her waist. He leaned his head against her shoulder as she tentatively hugged him back.
"Just a bad dream," he said shakily, burying his head into her shoulder. "It's nothing "
Mimi looked down sadly at him. She stoked her hand down his back in a
SDHtbaD- Part 2Why was it that Mimi always seemed to get partnered with Sam? She didn't mind, but it was weird. It was almost like the teachers knew she liked Sam. But that was impossible, right? Was it really that obvious? Besides, if teachers barely even bothered to read essays, why would they concern themselves with affairs they had no business in?SDHtbaD- Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After English, Mimi was a partner with Sam for physics and then P.E. Boy; did he look good in those shorts or what? But that's beside the point. Then next day, she was even partners with him for history! Someone must have possessed all of her teachers.
Each time the two were partnered, Mimi learned a little more about the handsome teen. She learned that his best subjects were physics and P.E., and that Sam didn't like history. She also learned that fall was his least favorite season. He had said it would have been summer unless they got vacation, so he had learned to like summer. Mimi just kept learning more and more. But these things were insignificant
Failed Fairytale- Page 25"I need to say this straight out," James finally began, looking at Eric. "This isn't going to be like this the whole time, but I need to say this first." Eric nodded a little to say he understood. "I'm very sorry Eric. I truly do regret not being clear about our relationship. I've never really had a deep relationship with anyone, and I basically assumed you knew the terms of our relationship. For not explaining them clearly and hurting you, I am very sorry.Failed Fairytale- Page 254 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I have spent the last three weeks thinking of nothing but you. I can't even focus on work." James looked away, looking embarrassed. "I've never felt this way about anyone. I've never been regretful like this. I don't I don't know why you're so different."
Eric couldn't help but be surprised. He would have never expected James to even have these feelings, let alone express them. It made James seem human, real.
"How do I know I can trust you?" Eric asked defensively, frowning a bit.
"You can Eric!" James said, a bit angrily. He
Failed Fairytale- Page 24Eric went into work the next day, feeling a bit better after he had talked with his friends. They were really great, and Eric felt bad for not confiding in them earlier. Perhaps they could have helped Eric get over James faster. Eventually, Eric wanted to ask at least Cindy the best way to get over someone. But maybe it was better to ask David and Christian. Cindy would probably tell him to eat a gallon of ice cream and watch bad movies. Well maybe that was just cliché girls. Cindy wasn't exactly the girliest girl he knew.Failed Fairytale- Page 244 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Eric didn't get the chance to ask his friends for advice, but he would try to get the time next week. For now, he had to try and find a way to pass another weekend. Maybe he would hang out with Alec on Saturday. Alec probably needed to buy something for a girlfriend he had or something random like that. Not like Eric would help, but it would pass the time. It was better than sitting around listening to whatever was on the radio.
Eric headed home after work, wond
9. Cut9. Cut9. Cut4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
His words cut Katie like a knife. What the hell was Ryan talking about? Breaking up? That was just stupid.
"Ryan what are you saying?" Katie asked, moving closer to him. They'd been through so much, why should they give up now?
"Stop it Katie, you heard me loud and clear." What was that serious look on his face? He never had that look Together they could be happy, forget about stress, relax That serious face was only for his movies. "We can't be together anymore."
"I really don't understand Ryan. Why now ?" This couldn't really be true. Ryan wouldn't do this to her. He knew how much she needed him.
"Katie, don't you understand? This was never supposed to happen. It didn't work from the beginning."
Katie felt her eyes begin to sting, but she blinked away the tears. "It worked Ryan, it's worked up until this afternoon. I don't know what you're even talking about."
"I'm thinking about what's best for me!" Ryan told her firmly. His loud words surprised her. No
What You Didn't SayWhat You Didnt SayWhat You Didn't Say4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The nonexistent birthday wish after a very hard day
The insults and abuse toward a suicidal girl
The thoughtlessness that broke a fragile soul
The question without an answer
The promise of return only to come home to emptiness
The assurance when what we really needed was love
The promised love that never existed to begin with
The answer without a reply
The fond goodbye leading to the battlefield
The fights that only leave pain
The platonic love confessions of wounded man
The reply greeted with silence
The never-ending, ever painful circle
The compliment full of lies and hate
The silenced words of a protesting woman
The silence greeted with questions
15. SilenceIt was so quiet outside. Sapphire lifted her head silently, looking out the window. What a clear night. They were the most dangerous15. Silence4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sapphires thoughts were broken when Will groaned a little and turned. She smiled at him. He had so many problems, but he was innocent when he was sleeping. Maybe their problems made the two so perfect for each other.
Will was an orphan; Sapphires father betrayed the family. They both had enemies; self esteem problems; and obvious weaknesses. But together, they could do anything.
Sapphire leaned down and kissed Wills head. She then slipped out of bed. Thankfully, the night was warm, so Sapphire didnt need to put on a robe. She left the room and headed downstairs as quietly as she could.
She froze when she reached the kitchen. Someone was there. Sapphire got ready to call on her sword, in case it was an intruder. But as the person turned around, Sapphire relaxed. It was only Ellis.
Oh, hi Sapphire, Ellis greeted qui
31. Flower31. Flower31. Flower4 years ago in General More Like This
Liam sat in an examining room in the hospital. Too poor to go see a real doctor, he was forced to go to the clinic in the hospital. Stupid flu. Leave it to Liam to get the flu the one year he hadnt gotten the flu shot. Damn the irony.
Liam sighed. God, he was depressed. Not very long ago, he dumped his wonderful girlfriend Karina. Itd been so hard to do Theyd both cried. But Liam knew what his dreams meant. They would only hurt each other if they stayed together. Thinking about Karina brought tears to his eyes, but he blinked them away. What would the nurse think if he or she came in to find Liam crying?
God, the nurse sure was taking forever. Well, thats what he got for going to the free clinic. All he needed were some antibiotics or something. He was tempted to leave if he didnt feel so bad.
Finally, after forever of waiting, the door opened. And Liam felt his heart skip a beat.
She was the most beautiful woman hed ever seen. Her t
8. Away8. Away8. Away4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jesus Christ Cathy, calm down.
Calm down? How dare Darrien even say that? How was I supposed to be calm when my oldest son had told me he wanted to join the military? How was I supposed to deal with that?
I looked up through my tears. My oldest son was eighteen now. Hed just finished high school and wanted to follow the path of my cousin. Fucking Kaine, I might have to kill him.
Im going to be okay Mom, my son tried to assure me. Im only training right now. And even when I do go to war- I sobbed at the thought, -Cousin Kaine will take care of me.
What if something were to happen to you? I asked him angrily. What if you get hurt or ? My voice wavered at the thought of my little boy dying in a foreign land. Why do you have to go away and leave us Kaine?
Im following my heart, Kaine replied softly. Youve always told me to do
77. Testament77. Testament77. Testament4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Insurance. What a hassle to deal with. Janet had always hated having to fill out paper after paper to get insurance. Things had changed in her and Lances lives. With the addition of their daughter, they needed to rearrange their insurance.
It was a pleasant afternoon, or it would have been without all the paperwork. Janet had just put Katie to bed before joining her husband at the table.
Is Katie asleep? Lance asked, looking up at Janet. She nodded as she sat beside him. Thats good. He leaned over and kissed Janets head. She sighed a little.
Lets just get this over with, she said, pulling some papers toward her.
Theres something else we need to do too, Lance said, making Janet look up curiously.
What now? she asked with a frown.
Lance grabbed a new packet of papers and showed it to Janet. She gave it a quick glance over before realizing what it was.
Our testament, Janet s
Dead Tone Different 10The first thing I notice when I wake up is the smell of coffee. Its enticing aroma moves lifts me from my futon and reels me into the kitchen to a waiting mug.Dead Tone Different 104 years ago in General More Like This
Mmm I sip it slowly so that I can feel the velvety liquid slide down my throat. Theres a smile curling across my lips that I cant stop.
Well, that was mine, but I guess I can just drink the one I made for you. Reinir sits down at the table with another cup. You look like the Cheshire Cat.
Thanks for the coffee, by the way. Its good. Hes obviously happy with the praise, like hes done something right, which I guess he has. He downs his coffee quickly, which I disapprove of. You must savor good coffee; to chug is to waste. At least he washes his dishes without having to be told. Ew, Im turning into my mom.
I ignore his actions and drink appropriately. What time is it anyway?
Generously GenocidalGenerously genocidalGenerously Genocidal4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Moving cars and planes
Ever moving, ever flowing
Seeing, playing, never stopping
Jumping, running, forever now
Contemplating, dreaming big
Kids on freeways getting smashed
Terrorists, its come to that?
Bombing buildings, dropping bombs
Only in the eye for now
One part over, one part coming
Beating down, burning away
Loving, living, fending off
Demons living on the wall
Fighting, flying, falling down
Blowing up without a sound
Dreamers crushed and gone away
It never mattered anyway
Power of controlI'm jealous of you, because the one I can't let go of loves you and not me. I've kept telling myself that so was not the case but I've got to stop lying to myself.Power of control4 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I blow everything up into these huge things, things that really does not need to get that big. Not only do I do that, I destroy for the people I love.
I know that I have this 'condition' of sort but that doesn't justify what I am and have been doing.
I hurt others so that I can blame them for hurting me later on, you see I don't just simply do something against someone, no nothing big at the beginning, it all start out with something small, something no one can really pinpoint back to me later on. Then I do something bigger, like turning two people against each other, only this time I leave traces of it being me that have been doing it yet they don't figure out that it's me they should be argue with, or rather that it's me they should be hating. As if ruining someones life was not enough, I make them feel as if wh
RainbowRainbowRainbow5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The last ripple on the puddle has sounded
The clouds part for the sun to shine through
Seven colors of the rainbow form in a band across the sky
The only frown everyone is glad to see
JanuaryOne day, I decided to walk to the End of the World.January5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A long time ago, Im not sure when, but long before I was born at least, a horrible illness infected the entire world. It came fast and sudden, and by the time anyone knew what to do with it, everyone was dead- except us. My country is vast, and as such, our people are- were- numerous. I have no idea what a building this large could have been used for before the pandemic, but it serves our purpose perfectly: thick walls as high as the sky and enough open space inside to house a population. I think that was about the time when the Surgeon General stepped up and took charge. He rounded up the healthy people, knocked in the roof and sealed us in, away from all the sickness and disease. Weve rebuilt our lives since, and we carry on.
My morning is average. I wake to the outside alarms, shower, and dress. As I count my pills out on the table, I turn on the radio to listen to the morning news.
Alert! Special message from the
If it makes me walkIts not like I wantIf it makes me walk5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
To sit here and welcome you
With open arms that are not harmed
But why do you have
To keep running away
From my stretched hand?
I dont want you
not to change and stay
always as you were
But why do you have to
Flicker so much
Between my hope and my fear?
Oh please dont ignore me
Oh please dont annoy me!
If only you could manage to
Stay barely under the surface
Of my counciousness,
Now that would be great.
I dont know if I can reach you
Despite what they say or wont.
I dont know if I could reach you
And I wouldnt know what to do if I do
Oh but if it makes me walk
Thats ok, if at least it makes me walk.
I wouldnt know
If I should despise you
Or blindly embrace you
But the only thing I know
Better than anything
Is that I can't negate you
And youre the only constant
That exists in my life
And will only leave me
When I die
Because youre not really there
No youre not really there.
But Ill w
IntimacyIntimacyIntimacy5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dangerous fighting and finding yourself
Fishing for fleeting feelings and fables
Thats the fates of mates going on dates
A tight feeling and a safe embrace
Wasting money and Saturday nights
This is what is worth the wait
Sharing secrets and facing rejections
Generosity, sadness, anger, and pleasure
Theres a big risk in falling in love
Fond FriendsFond FriendsFond Friends5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dani Man, the Devil, ran
Soras seeking softer sheep
Aris sorry about your Ferrari
Brit hit the bitter bitch
Parker picked pretty pansies
Nyan nabbed the Nagato novelty
And Kitty killed characters quickly
Failed Fairytale- Page 14The week seemed to pass painstakingly slowly. Eric could think of nothing but Friday. Finally, he was in the Christmas mood. All of his friends at the office noticed this, and they were all glad. Even James appeared to notice the change.Failed Fairytale- Page 145 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Thursday night, Eric was working on his work late due to being distracted during the day. He was tempted to go see if James was in his office, but he didnt want to disturb James. He was probably working hard if he was in there.
Finally finishing his work, Eric packed up enthusiastically, thankful that it would be Friday in a few hours. He headed over to the elevator. As he was about to step in, someone walked up behind him.
Eric looked up and was surprised to see James standing there.
Hi James, Eric greeted with a smile. Youre all done working?
James nodded. Im not going to overwork myself the day before a party, James replied, looking at Eric with a bit of a smile. That&
Failed Fairytale- Page 13Every woman Ive ever tried to hook you up with, you never showed any interest, Alec replied, rolling his eyes.Failed Fairytale- Page 135 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You just picked badly! Eric exclaimed. Now come on, lets just go!
Alec laughed as he followed Eric. They roamed around downtown together, looking through any store that might have something he could give James. Nothing seemed to jump out at him for the longest time. He couldnt find anything to get James, and all the things he thought about getting him gave him doubts. He didnt know James clothes size. He didnt know what books James had or even what James liked to read. He didnt know if James liked watches, and, if he did, he didnt know what kind to get for James.
Being in a relationship sure was complicated. Eric and James relationship was even more complicated than a regular relationship. They had never had any part of a regular relationship. They hardly ever discussed themselves, let al
Elysium WalkCome, friend, and walk with meElysium Walk5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Lets go watch the things well someday fix
Lets ride till the city line
That someday well cross
Theres a horizon there
Well somehow reach
It hurts, we know now
Much more than we ever thought
And it surprises us on the dawn
That the enemy blood in our hands
Pains us much more than our own
Thats flowing from our wounded dream.
Lets ride, beyond
Where no one dares to cross
Lets stand the glares
The strong revolts
To reach the line we once dreamed of
Pay no attention to the boys we leave behind.
It cries, I know, the wounded pride
It crawls to hide in shame
To know the me that was so mine
Can now become a raging beast
which covets the dream so much
That hurts the human in me
Lets walk , my friend, lets walk and see
The things we cannot fix
The line we saw and dreamed of
Is mocking us with cold disdain
Go back and let the world pay
For the dream reality stole away
Its sad, I know, when I tu