LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.11 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.11 FINAL8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 11: Sanctuary
That was what the wooden sign said anyway. To Link the village, built within a narrow valley in the mountains, looked more like a ghost town abandoned long ago and rather quickly. The tall buildings, though once surely magnificent in their days of glory, were now run down shacks. Cracks formed along every corner of the outside frameworks, which indicated that the insides would be much worse. Windows were broken, shattered completely, or barred. Most doors were pulled tight and locked; others were broken at the hinges. A few shutters had survived the mysterious onslaught against the town, most hanging loosely by one latch. Some houses had lost sections of brick, the blocks hanging halfway out of their respective places; others lie smashed on the ground beneath.
The entire appearance of the village renewed his doubts of finding the children. He had followed their scent eagerly to this very
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.20 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.20 FINAL5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 20: A Knight's Ride to Kakariko
A shrill howl ebbed from Link’s ears as he blinked past the whiteness that had overthrown the world. The wind stole away the wolf’s greeting, and a body weighed down by ancient and rusting armor balanced itself before Link. Once again mentor and protégée had come together in the surreal existence that Link had not yet been able to understand.
“We meet again,” the red-eyed warrior said.
Link stood silent. He still had so many questions to ask of this great soldier, but with the silent dismissal during their last meeting, he was afraid to speak out of turn.
“It appears your efforts have begun to return some vigor to Hyrule,” the shade spoke. It began to circle Link, as if sizing up how much he had grown since their last encounter, “but it is far too early to relax.”
Link felt a stab of guilt and embarrassment at this harmless comment. Had the anci
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.16 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.16 FINAL8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 16: The Fifth Ordonian
After Link had returned to Gor Coron, he spent an hour receiving the Gorons’ thanks and requests to tell of his journey within their mines. Though he was battered and fatigued, Link recounted the events, leaving out only certain details … such as what had happened to their sacred treasure. In Link’s silence at the question of whether it had been left intact, the Gorons read his expression falsely, believing that his reluctance to reply was due to his shame in its destruction. Link let them believe so, for it was in their best interests that they not know he was collecting the ancient treasures....
By the time Link managed to politely pry himself from the Gorons’ presence, he was ready to collapse, but he refused to allow the exhaustion to best him; he thought it would insult the Goron tribe.
As Gor Coron and several others dove into the mines to retrieve Darbus, Link stepped outside.
Evening had dawned
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.19 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.19 FINAL5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 19: Lost Memories
Blaring music struck a chord in Link’s ears, and he looked up from his path. Under a shady spot in Hyrule Castle Town’s central square, a troupe of musicians and dancers had gathered, and the occasional passerby tossed spare rupees--the gemstone currency of Hyrule--into their collection pot.
It had taken a full day’s journey to reach the town gates on foot, for even though he had encountered Epona on his way into Castle Town, he had decided to spare her his weight. He hypothesized that she had wandered away from Kakariko in search of her master when the veil of twilight had lifted. He did not know what troubles the road had brought her, so they had continued into town on equal footing, and he held to her reins as if to help balance himself. Once within the stone walls of the city, he left Epona in the care of the public corral. After shoveling out some hay and offering out berries he had picked along t
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.18 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.18 FINAL5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 18: The Interlopers
Midna perched over the precipice that rose above the cavern spring. Gently, she let the vessel slip from her fingertips and cascade into the dim waters. Upon diving into the pool, the tears of light sprung upward like a dozen small suns. As they came together to form a single star, the intensity of their pure luminescence was so great that Midna had to shield her eyes while turning her head. Beneath the orb’s beaming surface, drops of water bounced and splashed from and into the water, restoring the spring’s true color with each trickle. Like veins, the rocky vines that encased the walls and ceiling were revived, and they hummed with surrealistic green radiance.
Suddenly, a creature leapt from the center of the pool, and in one swift motion, it bit the orb of light from the air and dove back into the water. Link approached the precipice, drawing up to Midna’s side to watch as the creature slosh
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.17 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.17 FINAL7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 17: Domain in Distress
All of a sudden Link and Midna were no longer falling. A slippery coolness had crashed over them, and their bodies curled in upon impact. A field of bubbles rose and churned about them, throttling and hazing their vision. The water stung and burned as Link struggled to find gravity. He sputtered, kicking his paws as he made sense of the transparent shield against the air. Beside him, Midna writhed, trying to find which way was up. In an instant, she had disappeared, and Link felt himself falling deeper into the veil of deep blue water.
Just as his lungs began to yield to the pressure of the water, Link felt a yank on a tuft of hair behind his ears. Holding onto the shore side, Link could hear Midna’s string of coughs as she let loose the droplets of water that had seeped into her during her struggle. After Link, too, had hawked up the sparkling and deadly liquid from within him, he pulled hi
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.21 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.21 FINAL5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 21: Zoran Gifts
When Link stepped out into the cascade of heavy rain, he pressed his weight against the wooden railing of the porch steps. The water ran in rivulets down his forehead and stained his cheeks, and he could lose himself at last in the privacy and silence of the cold night. He could not remember a time where his emotions had danced so violently in his head, and it made him dizzy. He lost himself in the darkness parading in his chest, smothered by it. He had steeled himself against the brunt of his emotions for several days, and only now in solitude did his chin quiver. With Ilia’s injury, the last of his childhood had been stripped away like it had never happened. He longed for those days, yearned to return to a time where the forest carried laughter through their leaves.
Yet, Link had forgotten that no matter how much he seemed to stand in solitude, it had not existed to him for some time. His shadow now stung at his mind like a mirror throu
SWS: PrimarySheSWS: Primary3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
LOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.10 FINALLOZ:Twilight Princess:Ch.10 FINAL8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
----Chapter 10: Crossing the Gorge
Using her strange magic, Midna had been able to warp the two of them out of the chamber where the Diababa plant had once dwelled, and they were now back at the spirit spring in Faron Woods. The fresh air gently warmed Link’s soul. Now, I think I’ll take Coro up on that offer... he thought, tapping his fingers on the lantern’s glass.
But just as Link started off, a mystical voice spread out around him, as a soft, lulling tune played across the words. “Heroic Link, do not think that Hyrule is now saved from the spread of twilight. Leave these woods and go to the east. There you will find the land protected by the spirit Eldin. There … you will find those you seek.”
Link’s faint hope of ever finding his friends was rekindled, and he thanked the Light Spirit.
“But know that these lands lie in twilight,” Faron continued. “They are now a dark
scream, aim, fire.Okayscream, aim, fire.3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
so maybe I don't remember what it's like to feel love
because my mind always plays survival of the fittest
in the most dangerous ways
to try and twist my heart
and make me paint the whole world black,
but that still doesn't mean
I've never felt pain.
I may hold on to my emotions
like a bulldozer
since I'm playing God in the tips of my fingers
because our world is like walking on fire,
but hell is nothing compared
to living without you.
(My heart was always weak,
you were just too blind.)
so maybe I'm desperate to see you smile again,
but that's only because your smile
was like one in a million.
(or maybe it's just because I'm selfish
since your smile has always made my heart skip a beat.)
I admit we've thought more about death than living,
but maybe we're all just broken inside.
Haven't you heard that pain is the new beautiful?
Word FlowThe words that used to flow so nicely,Word Flow4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from my head to my hands to a pen to paper
no longer seem to be working.
They seem to be getting f l a w e d,
or perhaps l ost.
The words stranded on a lose thread.
Beaten and broken from the abuse my mind has been giving them.
Trying to place them, working them properly.
Yet, each time they come out wrong.
Distorted in some way.
And as the world sighs at another poet seeking the right words.
I notice that my heart longs to write, it craves to speak what my head fears.
As my heart longs to take control of the words
and use them to paint a picture of beauty and sorrow.
My mind only imagines the bad that could come of this portrait.
It shows a picture of a surgical tool bloodied up from the misuse of words.
Then my gut plays about with the image some more.
Suddenly, it's clear.
And the words no longer run in fear, but sing to me a song unheard.
Then, I'm just another poet in the world, who is content with the release of words
Things Don't Turn OutI can dream ofThings Don't Turn Out4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fields full of daisies (like when I was younger)
Never losing her (I pray to god)
Leaving this place
I can dream of
Butterfly wings (pinned to the heavy walls surrounding me)
I can dream of
Finally feeling like who I'm meant to be
And never losing sight of that person that I know is within
Of course this doesn't meant I'll ever get any of that
Within the heart of darkness.Tear tracks carve delicate patternsWithin the heart of darkness.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Into to hollows' of my cheeks
Your beautiful face forever etched
Into the gallery of my memories
Choked cries mingle in the air
Twirling like a broken symphony
My eyes filled with fresh sorrow shine
Like the moon on a clear winter's eve
Sobs wrack my body uncontrollably
Moving it in a jerky puppet's dance
My hands desperately rake at the ground
Tearing at the Earth to try to bring you back
My heart splinters into a thousand tiny pieces
An exquisite jigsaw only you can complete
The fibres of my very being unknit
And unravel into a tangled web of colour and anguish
My soul yearns and searches for you:
A homing pigeon in the raging, rolling storms of my emotions
I lay on the floor defeated and wounded
A broken soldier bereft of a cause to fight for
Yet, in that night of madness and insanity
In which my world was turned on its head,
And my light and life had nestled so close
Then was snatched so cruelly away
The sun rose and brought with it new hope.
It Welcomes Me HomeIt reaches out,It Welcomes Me Home3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Welcomes me home.
Opens it's arm,
Willing me to fall back in.
It's forked tongue
Flicks out to caress my throat
A shiver rushes through me
My skin prickles.
I could go back...
Wouldn't take much.
I didn't move forward much
But why go back?
I'll tell myself to stay strong
To keep it up, I'll be my own cheerleader
While the tears stain my cheeks
You can't fight forever.I fell in love with autumn sunsets,You can't fight forever.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Checked shirts and stones.
With the crisp pull of frozen air,
And foggy breath leaking from lips.
The muddy banks, and icy grass,
That crunches with every step.
I fell in love with poppy sheets.
Red smiles, and eastern accents,
Sweet-salt popcorn, and mulberry tights.
I fell in new smiles,
New lives, their endless rumors.
Their endless lies,
I fell in love,
With my own disguise.
ThinkingDon't stop movingThinking3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Concentrate on your hands
Push everything out of your head
Only follow the thread
The art of avoidance
Because these thoughts and feelings
Are never going away
Keep the tears at bay
Watch your fingers
Listen to others speak
Distract because you can't be consumed
The Fires inside and you're cornered
Don't accept it, don't think about it
Or you'll have to escape it
Always running, always masking
The lies are beginning inside
You're starting to believe them
Another twisted coping skill
Don't think, stop thinking
Keep moving or the thoughts will drown you.
No matter what happens
No matter what you do
Everything you do to avoid and distract
Is in vain.
The thoughts leak in
The yearning for a blade
The silencer, the block
The only thing I've found to work 100%
The overwhelming ache in my chest
The barbed wire clamps around my heart
Struggle to breathe, shakes in my limbs
The want to end this all
Gun to my head
Pill bottle in my hands
End it, No more dealing,
No more pain.
The Mysteries Of ShakespeareSo this is what it feels like to die,The Mysteries Of Shakespeare3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
one heart beat an hour & a million breaths a second.
Hypothermic kisses on the summer solstice, but having
solar elliptical hallucinations makes me surrender my
five senses on winter's bones.
The queen has implanted snow white's heart behind my
arctic ribs, because i could never believe in true love's
kiss - until i met you.
I called you Romeo as my negative 5 degrees lips grazed
I had became your Juliet by the 'Black Arts' death.
Our suicidal secrets could unravel the history of love conquering all.
but - - they don't deserve breathing one's last through Shakespeare's eyes.
it'll kill you first.I brought back silenceit'll kill you first.3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
so you could finally get the answer
you needed to hear
because silence has always been stronger than words.
I've never stayed bulletproof
because you were my personal oxygen
whenever your lips touched mine
and your cold skin felt like heaven on mine,
but we would always make beautiful music together
with a broken chord
because we were never fully alive.
I overdosed on confidence
and now my secret is that I have none left.
(You were always my heart,
but now since you're gone
it's like nothing ever mattered.)
You always told me I would run away too far,
so I walked because I thought lights would guide me home.
(I always grew up in a family that didn't care enough
or cared too much,
my father always screamed
and my mother only accused
but never apologized.
My family was always broken,
but we always thought that being broken was a new accessory.)
Our hearts have always been mute,
but being broken is the new beautiful.
I've found my tears againThough I was long without these friendsI've found my tears again4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I now have found my tears again.
I walk once more in shadowed lanes
as nightmares blank give way to pain.
And, now the ink more freely flows,
inside, the darkened canker grows,
the silence swells its crashing din
and sorrow rears its head within
the breast that long was crushed & numb:
no longer to that void succumbed.
Instead, my heart is tossed & reels:
its throbbing pulse afresh I feel.
let it burn.You always told me to live in my head,let it burn.3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
but you never knew
that secretly my mind was a warzone
just waiting to take over.
(My mind has always been my worst enemy
since it kept me from loving you
when I was convinced you would break my heart,
but I ever knew you secretly
engraved a heart on your wrist
everyday to remind yourself
that everyone deserves to feel love.)
I admit that you always owned my heart
since we convinced ourselves to believe
that we are bulletproof,
but when I saw you shoot the trigger
I knew there was no such things as fairy-tales.
(I always loved the way you laughed
because it reminded me
that I could always hold you high
whenever we were broken
just to feel.)
(Broken hearts aren't supposed to beat,
I'll never stop loving you.)
Falling for youHey why can't you see how beautiful you areFalling for you4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're lovely and amazing, I love you, with all of your imperfections and with all of your flaws
You still the only who rocked my world, And no one else can rock it but you
What I first notice when I look at girls is that they are not you
You'll never really know how much you mean to me
Can't you see that I am just in love with you
I didn't show it, I should have but I didn't
But still I am in love with you forever
Because you are my view of beauty and my idea of perfection
You are you as simple as that
And you made me fall for you
With you half smiles and your messy hair, with your good advices and with your sense of humour
You just had me, In a heartbeat
I love you forever and always
A dream about a nightmareMy sanctuary has turned into a prisonA dream about a nightmare4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A mental cage to contain my most inner thoughts
Feeding the monster that dwells inside
My last place to run
The only place to hide
Has become the darkest damnation
And every time I must submit
I'm dragged into a scenario where I'm forced to face you
There's no way I can erase every trace of you
The things that happen
Aren't even real
They're not true
These visions are vivid in the verses I write
Because every night I'm confronted by your presence
And for once I wish I could be left alone
To sit in your absence
And cease from being badgered by a constant bombardment
So why beat me when I'm down?
Please, just go away!
I want you so bad!
But not like this!
I can't tell you these things
But you must understand
The absolute agony it brings
Kissing you so passionately
Holding you so closely
Loving you so truly
It's absolutely painful
I'm lost in thought of you
The dreams of you are more then I can take
SighingHe sighed in relief.Sighing4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sighed as the teacher handed him
a blood-spattered quiz, its last words
a testament to
He sighed because his chair was too hard.
Sighed because he was too soft.
He sighed because he wanted the window seat.
Because he wanted the last slice of cake.
Because he was out of breath.
He sighed at the sight of the 1000-page book.
At the girl he loved holding hands with someone else.
At the thought that he was never good enough.
At the crack of the belt on his back.
On the football field,
watching enemy colors flashing to the endzone.
He sighed with a faint attempt at a smile.
With a cast on his cold leg.
Sighed with a pen in his sweaty hand,
yet unable to write.
He sighed in his room,
listening to parents arguing outside,
He sighed in realizing
that all the headphones in the world
could not distract him from his worries.
He sighed in resignation
to the world,
Is that all you've got?