Ode to Rise AgainstThe band spoke not to the masses,Ode to Rise Against2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but to those whose wrists wore slashes.
Their words lacked a semblance of formality,
but were meant for those with abnormality.
The message was for all those whose pain was immense;
it told them it was time to rise, Rise Against.
Rise Against the injustice and pain.
Defend the memory of the slain.
Stand for those who are helpless.
Always try to be selfless.
Work hard for better futures.
Treat the world's wounds with sutures.
Rise Against their pseudo-perfection.
With music, they gave us direction.
Do not let yourself be tame.
Do not give in to their game.
Fight back, but not with violence,
and do not live in silence.
Rise Against the corrupt regime.
They are not as strong as they seem.
Live only by your moral laws.
Stand up, stand out, embrace your flaws.
Arm-in-arm, we make a wall.
Together, we can stand tall.
Rise Against the fanatic;
those whose beliefs are static.
They fear our success, our progress,
and so it is us they oppress.
In time, my suffer
SuicideTomorrow, I decided, I will kill myself. I put down the book I'd been half-reading and wearily surveyed the room. My books littered every available surface, with clothes, cd's, and college papers lining the floor. The antiqued curtains hung loosely at my window and replayed for me all the times I'd snuck out under the night's cover. Something inside me ached for that freedom again, for the rush of an adventure. I walked through the chaos and picked up a stray blank paper from the middle of the floor. I scribbled a few lines in desperation.Suicide1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This isn't the world I foresaw.
This isn't where I wanted to be.
I'm sorry. This life isn't for me at all.
I'm sorry for not doing this sooner."
I crumpled the paper and tossed it aside, watching it settle into a pile of A+ schoolwork that never mattered anyway. Nothing mattered, save my impending escape. The phone buzzed mercilessly fro
Skydiving SonnetSkydiving Sonnet2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
At once you are at the top of it all,
Falling, falling, from the greatest of heights;
Descending from on-high, in head-long flight,
Nothing can withhold your maddening fall.
Downward, downward, back to earth you go,
All the while, you remain unaware,
That you're firmly locked within death's stare,
Of dangerous peril you do not know.
You go to release your parachute cord,
But, alas, your salvation doesn't burst;
Farther, farther, to your doom you're thrust,
Your soul to God, soon to be restored.
In the blackest dark all becomes as one,
So ends the fall, so ends the short-lived fun.