Saved From Being Saved“ You are lost and need to be saved!”Saved From Being Saved2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Excuse me for enjoying being lost in these woods,
Excuse me for saving myself.
Religion Killed My FaithCarnivorous angels, can't you see?Religion Killed My Faith9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rancid bites from holy teeth
Burn a blackened cherry tree
No one said freedom was free.
Charcoaled bible, ash choked lies
Bull shit words everyone stands by
A Book that will hide the tears you cry
The foolish comfort we live after we die.
A sacred immortality
Hand in hand with freedom we don't see
Inverted symbols equal intolerable fees
A blind-hearted believer is not what I be
Fire burns forever after,
Hymns reduce the joyous laughter
I've got spirit but I don't understand
Structured religion kills the faith that I am.
Decline of MythLook at how they talk of us,Decline of Myth4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Listen to what they say.
If we were so devoid of trust,
If we were to decay,
If we closed our eyes in fear,
If we were mortal still,
If instead of far were near,
If we lacked such a skill,
If we were anything but Gods,
If we were human beings,
Perhaps I'd comprehend their thoughts
And desire to steal our meaning.
Their love of science and fear of unknown
Have stripped each God of his rightful throne.
The Night OwlI am awakeThe Night Owl4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sundown to sunrise
Alone in the world
Under the night skies
All the sinners
And all the saints
Are home in bed
Just the same
That I am here
Glowing like fire
The city sleeps
My own desires
Are mine to keep
All the restless
And all the thieves
Are out in the dark
Just like me
Night owl watches you
Silently we sing together
Silently we live together
Silently we cry together
This is our place
This is our place
Alone in the world
Under the night skies
We are free....
The Jungle Vore Book (Kiara)Kovu was standing out on the edge of Pride Rock, taking in the entire view, while Kiara was lying in the sunshine, feeling the warmth of the sun upon her fur. She blinked her eyes open, and gazed lovingly at her mate, admiring how much he had become king-like already.The Jungle Vore Book (Kiara)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She was about to get up and walk over to him when unexpectedly, her stomach growled.
Kovu turned and grinned. “Sounds like you’re hungry, Kiara,” he spoke.
“Yeah,” Kiara sighed. “I could do with a nice meal right about now.”
“Breakfast is served,” a different voice spoke up. Both of them turned to see Simba walking up to them. Upon his back were the bodies of two unconscious small forms, but what they were they didn’t recognize.
“What have you brought, Daddy?” Kiara asked, getting up.
Kovu walked over and sniffed the two young man-cubs inquisitively. He brightened. “I don’t know where you got them, Simba, but they sure smell nice. How abou
Who To Hate Or LoveHow peculiar it is that you sing for this GodWho To Hate Or Love2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That you worship this God
That you claim to love this God
How odd that you fall for this God
How you kneel until your knees bleed for this God
How you cry for this God
How your arms raise above your head for this God
How you hands come together for this God
That you burn for this God
That you SUFFER for this God
While receiving from this God
And Resenting this God.
But you can't even tell me
WHO IS THIS GOD?
To the BelieversTo those who dirty their knees in prayerTo the Believers2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who beg for forgiveness all night and day
I say your Almighty Lord is not there
Can't you see you're wasting your lives away?
What is this deity, but a tyrant?
The source of anger, ignorance and pride
In his name wars are fought while good men stay silent
Who can be beaten, with God on their side?
He's all too human, as one would expect
Of a being born in flawed mammal minds
We're worshipping ourselves, when we reflect
On the qualities of man that spellbind.
No divine hand moves o'er the lands and waters
The cosmos don't rely on a design
As for us, the stars above are our fathers
Our mother the earth and it's sea of brine.
From childhood on we are taught to despise
Our desires and that which makes us human
For these things are unfit in God's shrewd eyes
As is the love of a man and a woman
There is no need for fear, or guilt, or shame
Have the courage to seize back your freedom
No original sin, nor hellish flame
Will cause torment once you have g
Religion This deviation may or may not contain material that offends you or your beliefs. Read the whole thing first and then comment if you want.Religion4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Okay, so I will now write about religion. The religion I am most familiar with (and the one everyone shoves down my throat) is Christianity. I am NOT against Christianity, actually. I am completely okay with talking and being friends with people who are Christians. However, it seems that once you tell them you are an atheist, some of them think you are a horrible Satan-worshipper and they try to 'fix' you. I realize that not all Christians are like that. I have some Christian friends that are fine with people not believing in a deity. These are things that Christians have said (the ones that push religion down your throat). I am writing this from an atheist's point of view.
1.) You don't believe in God? You're going to Hell.
First off, telling someone who is an atheist that they are going to Hell is rea
Living In A Family Of Dragons Part 2: Susie's PreyLiving In A Family Of Dragons Part 2: Susie's Prey2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Warning: Soft, Non fatal, Safe Vore
The next morning Train had prepared breakfast for his family “Hey everybody breakfast is ready!” Train calls out the sound of three stomping sounds of Train’s daughters coming running down stairs grabbing paper plates and rushing up to Train with open plates, “Mike come down here, it's time for breakfast.” Train called, Mike came down stairs to the kitchen with a plate in his hand “Mike, in light of the recent events, I'm going on vacation with KM tomorrow. So once again, Gypsy will be left in charge while I'm gone. Since you've been such a good boy, I'm going to you play the video games in the game room again,” Mike, Susie, Snowflake and Gypsy both looked at Train with wide eyes showing a expression of surprise “so soon Train?” Gypsy asked
“you just got home dad,” Mike said
“were just going to visit Latios and Latias's friends, Bianca and Lorenzo.”
“well ok will see
Deep troubleDeep trouble4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was a peaceful, summer day in Australia; Rachel was waiting on the beach in her black bikini for her friend to arrive from his hotel. The previous week, Rachel and her friend Chris had organised a day of fun and relaxing as Chris had come over for a bit of a family get together with his Uncle. But his Uncle had actually moved away without any notice so he didn't know where to go.
Chris stood at the entrance to the beach, standing in his blue t-shirt and red shorts. He looked over at the beautiful scenery before him "Wow what a view I wonder if Rachel is here yet?" Chris muttered to himself as he scanned the area to look for Rachel, who had to be somewhere. Rachel then looked over at the entrance and saw Chris standing there; she stood up, modelling her black bikini to the world. "Chris! Over here!! She jumped up and down, not caring who saw her.
An alerted Chris looked over and saw his friend jumping up and down. "Rachel!" He shouted over to her as he ran as fast as he cou
Living In A Family Of Dragons Part 1Living In A Family Of Dragons Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Authors Note: This is based on an RP me and Train and KM did so all of the charaters are not mine exspt Mike he is the only one that belongs to me.
:Story From the Past:
Long ago Train best friend KM along with Spyro and Cynder the legendary purple dragon and black dragoness who saved the world from an evil doomsday, the four heroes had stopped an evil villain to find a green dragoness with a light blue mane and at her side was a small boy in a red jacket Spyro and Cynder knew this boy well he was orphaned a few years ago and taken under the care of Mia the gentle hearted dragoness. Train always wanted a son and was very found of the boy he didn’t mind living in a family of dragons and he loved being swallowed by Train and sleeping in his stomach so Train adopted the human like his own son, they both loved each other very much and Train and his new son would go on many new adventures.
Don't Stop DeceivingDon't Stop Deceiving2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
[To the tune of Don't Stop Believing by Journey]
[In response to the Catholic Church's constant cover-up of sexual abuse]
Just a small town priest, living life by his beliefs,
He took the one-way street going to the church
Just a little boy, faith in God has been destroyed
He took the one-way street going to the church
A sermon in a smokey room
A smell of myrrh and cheap bless you’s
Don’t you tell, God’s watching you,
It goes on and on and on and on
Priests are, waiting, up and down the path to “God”
Their shadows stalking after rites
Cover up, pedos. Just to save your filthy asses
Somehow, priests earned special rights
Working hard to earn your trust,
Just for God a little touch,
Sayin’ anything to cover lies
Just one more time.
Some will win, some will lose
9 Stupid Arguments Against Gay RightsThese days gay rights are a huge issue for many people. There are many people that are for and against it. I am for gay rights. I see a lot of people against gay rights, because, although I am non-religious, I haven't always been that way and still keep in contact with a lot of Christians via social media. My immediate family is also Christian, and mostly against gay rights, even though they avoid bringing up the issue with me. I have never heard a rational argument against gay rights. In this article I am going to refute some arguments against gay rights.9 Stupid Arguments Against Gay Rights2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Just so we're clear on it's medical and psychological effects, here is an article written by the American Psychological Association that talks homosexuality in a little more depth http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sexual-orientation.aspx.
Stupid argument #1: We're fighting to protect traditional marriage. Really? I don't see how allowing gay marriage would prevent straight peo
Won't Be SilencedYou may not accept when truths are spoken,Won't Be Silenced3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And you probably won't even bother to listen.
You can hide your head deep in the sand
and get those who speak to you banned.
You can whine like a bitch and call people names,
you only show you're not as accepting as your claims.
You can spout your bullshit to your mindless sheep,
we all know that spineless words are cheap.
Being unable to back up those things you speak
and refusing to discuss your ideas just proves you're weak.
You can try to pretend that you're something you're not.
You can live in a lie despite what you're being taught.
But you can't force your idiocy onto those who see
and you won't fucking silence me!
Jaws of Vore There was once a small young seal pup named Hooper. He had dark brown shiny fur and a little slender body. He was an orphaned as a baby by his parents who died a few months earlier of illness. He was left on a small rocky island and was always bullied by the older seals.Jaws of Vore2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today he was sleeping in the warm sun on one of the shore’s rocks. He was dreaming about how life was with his parents. But his peaceful slumber was interrupted by two larger teenage male seals.
“What’s the runt doing in our spot?” one asked.
“I don’t know. I thought we told him to stay out of our territory” the second one said.
Hooper became scared as these two adolescent males (as would all others) would always give him a hard time. His voice grew very nervous as he said, “But you never said this was your spot.”
“Doesn’t matter, you shouldn’t even be here anyway”
The Monster I amThe monster I amThe Monster I am4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Is the one I will always be
Alone and feared
With no one to love anymore
The vampires are loved
And so are the wolfmen
But what about a monster like me I ask?
Do I deserve love?
The people laugh and point
And say look at that freak
I'm like a caged animal
Tormented with pain
And when I do something good
The people hate me for it
They hate me no matter what I do
Like the monster I am
My scars will never heal
Like they did before
I am alone and for all eternity
The monster I am
I was made with the people's evil
They created me because they wanted to be God
But they view me as a mistake
No matter what I do
I am the monster everyone fears
But people do not fear the vampires and wolfmen
They are the beautiful people the people claim
Even though they have "minor" set backs
The vampires spit in my face
The wolfmen kick me into the dirt
The people laugh at the tormented moster
The monster I am
There' no love for me anymore
Why didn't I see that before
I am a monster and not be
To Never ReturnTo Never Return11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To Never Return
He was my immortal love.
Eternal light fed his veins,
And he gave himself to my fangs.
For that he was a tortured angel.
Like a plague who has found it's prey,
My craving could not be quenched,
For I was a vampire captivated,
Undead, yet dying in his arms.
I drank deeply of his soul,
Devouring his flesh,
I drew him deeper into my abyss.
And with every bite, his light withered.
And with me, his wings delved deeper.
And the more I consumed,
The more we were torn asunder.
We were both lost.
I was to die.
He was to never return…
(c)2004 Joseph Palladino
Abortion PoemHi mommy.Abortion Poem3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You don't know me yet but let me tell you something about me: I'm just an embryo.
I have no conscience and no thought process. I'm just living off YOUR body for now.
I am basically a growing vegetable. I don't have a name. I don't know my name because I don't even know what a name is.
I'm barely a human being at this point. I don't even look like one. As a matter of fact I'm not even the size of a quarter.
I have the the potential to live.
But I have no concept of that so it's really your choice seeing as I'm in YOUR body.
Oh wait, you aborted me.
Cool I don't have a thought process or feelings anyways.
You made your CHOICE. I have no regrets as I was never aware and again I can't feel. Which means I don't even exist to write this parody of a failed guilt trip.
Each abortion made is another woman's choice. A right executed and one less ass to wipe.
BRING ON THE HATE!
God is Not an American ValueLadies and Gentlemen of Congress, thank you for allowing me to speak today.God is Not an American Value3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I do not stand before you with a hate filled heart.
I do not stand before you today wishing to destroy anyone's beliefs or ways of life.
I do not stand before you today hoping to achieve a victory for one group while hurting another.
Instead, I stand before you today in the hope that you listen open-mindedly.
That is all I ask.
In 1956, "In God We Trust" was adopted as the United States official motto. This motto has been on our coins since 1864 and on our paper currency since 1957. In 1954, the words "Under God" where added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The question of whether or not these phrases are constitutional has been argued on all levels, from the dinner tables of average Americans, all the way up to the Supreme Court. I personally believe that these phrases are unconstitutional, but the arguments for it have been so overused that I feel repeating them would be beating a dead horse.
No, instead I will b
A Vampire's TiradeTo hunt is a pleasure. Truly. I don't understand all of those other vampires that shiver at the thought of killing a man. What's not to love? Or is it that they think it's "sinful"? Ha, what a joke. You've already sinned by becoming a "demon", what could you possibly do to redeem yourself? Not kill? How comical. Those people make me simper.A Vampire's Tirade4 years ago in Settings More Like This
To not kill is to survive. You're not really living, are you? No, no you're not. Fools. Idiots. Insolent cowards. How can they even claim to be vampires? They can't! Because they're not. They're puny little creatures with no nerve and with puny little fangs that couldn't pierce a pillow.
What's that? You actually like them better? I'll make a note of that. Expect me at your house tomorrow night.
Hunting, my lovelies, is the most miraculous pursuit in all of time. Do you know what it's like to corner your victim? Feel their fear in little waves? Taste it as you bite into their sweet, sweet skin?
No, of course you don't. Because you're feeble, underde
Nightlight -Vore-"Liv .Livia??....."Nightlight -Vore-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The snow leopard twitched her nose feeling a gentle tickle against her whiskers and somewhere in the back of her mind she was aware of her name being called the voice was soft .almost a little scared sounding.
"Uhhhnnn ." Livia groaned softly, internal clock informing her that it was still the middle of the night and she reached her paws up to rub at her eyes before she yawned widely ..and opened her eyes to see who was calling for her at this hour. "Hmmmmm?"
A mouse sat perched in front of her face .
A little silver furred mouse with wide violet eyes.
But the mouse sitting before her wasn't breakfast in bed
She was a friend.
Almost more of a sister, really .
The cat and mouse had known one another for as long as they could remember having befriended one another as only kits after Samira had helped Livia to find a treasured necklace she'd lost in a patch of thorns. Of course after that the leopard couldn't just
Round 2: NanamiRound 2: Nanami2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Nanami skipped across the rocks lying in the ocean, holding her umbrella above her even though it wasn't raining. Ivan, her muscle-bound lunkhead of a partner, followed behind. Their destination was a large sandbar off the coast of Neverland, one that Nanami was convinced was the perfect spot to get the perfect tan. Ivan had no need for a tan, but Nanami always managed to boss him into going along with what she wanted to do.
"Almost there!" Nanami said breathlessly, smiling as the sandbar got closeer and closer. There was only one rock left. The blonde genius girl jumped high into the air and used her umbrella to flutter down to the boulder....where she promptly slipped and fell on her butt. "Ow!" she cried, rubbing her rear end, "What the Hell?" "Nanami, are you all right?" Ivan called, several rocks behind her. "Do I look all right to you?" Nanami snapped back. As she glared at her subordinate angrily, Nanami was oblivious to a lo
Dumbass CommentersEvery so often, I'll scroll down the comments to someone's pictures, because I have no life and nothing better to do with my time. Or sometimes I will have something that I should be doing (like an English project for school), but I'll piss away my time on the internet because I can.Dumbass Commenters5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Anyway, ever since I joined dA, I've noticed something. Among the dozens of comments one might get, there's always some dumbass making a stupid comment on someone's picture. No matter what you submit, some idiot feels the need to leave you a stupid comment for one reason or another. At first I didn't think anything of it, but then as I looked through comments on peoples' pictures or comments that are shown to me by friends, I noticed something- comments that always fit within a certain category! Since there are few things that annoy me more than idiots (which are idiots who think you owe them a favor for some shit they did or sometimes for no reason at all), I feel the need to rip apart their little