The Ice AngelThe Ice Angel2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
An Angel on this Field of Ice,
I hesitantly step on this,
Field of Ice.
This surface of ice,
It is but the most slippery,
Field of ice.
I try moving slowly,
On this surface of ice,
But my Crooked skates,
Knock me off balance.
As I start to fall,
For the very first time,
I accept help,
And In no time,
A hand catches me within the fall,
She catches me from my misery,
And helps me escape the pain,
Field Of Ice.
With the sweetest voice,
Asks me,"Are you OK?",
Even though I seem afraid,
I nod aimlessly,
While I reach for her fragile hand,
I grab her hand firmly,
With the the grip even death itself,
Knows to be too tight.
This grip is,
And Almost unbearable.
Even though it is so hard,
For her to bear,
She continues to hold my hand,
Helping me inch forward on this slippery,
Field of Ice,
At first we move slowly,
But our speed gradually increases,
She lets go,
Telling me, "I will be back"
I watch her c
End RemembranceEnd Remembrance1 year ago in Historical More Like This
Remembrance Day originates at the end of World War I. The idea is to honor those who died in the line of duty, defending their country from enemies. For all its pompous words and fancy granite memorials littered with colorful flower bouquets, Remembrance Day and others like it have failed miserably in achieving this goal.
I've often been criticized as having no respect, and that can be an impediment when discussing certain topics. However, I am often in luck – hypocrisy deserves no respect. What changed as a result of the enormous sacrifice of those who died in WW1? As the first bombs of WW2 fell just two decades later, millions once again obediently lined up under various pieces of colored cloths to slaughter and be slaughtered. It became obvious that absolutely nothing had changed, and that the millions of WW1 had died in vain.
Most would agree that all that lip service paid to the sacrifice between the two world wars wasn't good enough. To truly honor their sacrifice would be
Embers of a new DawnEmbers of a new Dawn3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Whilst outside its storming hard
Here within I feel warm
A tender glow in the dark new dawn
A little ember steadfast in its way
Lights the nooks and crevices in my heart
Total peace and happiness
Thank you for giving me that...
A ForeignorA Foreignor1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
He looked across the vast land
"This used to be my home."
He dug through the sand
"And now I am alone."
There was rain in the air
"It waters nothingness."
He really did not care
"All those people are blessed."
He held his wound
"Thank God for not much blood."
But it needed to be groomed
"I hope there'll be a flood."
He walked across the dirt
"Ashes of my past."
He was suddenly alert
"Did someone else last?"
He pulled out his sword
"Please reveal yourself."
There was no word.
"You are one of great stealth..."
He creeped around the corner
"Who might you be?"
A voice came from the foreigner
"Your biggest enemy."
He dropped his weapon
"Dear god, you are cloaked."
The man felt threatened
"Is this a joke?"
The stranger shook his head
The man felt dread
"I've pictured this a lot."
The cloaked man sighed
"Is it to your liking?"
The man nearly cried
"Is it always this striking?"
He patted his back
"The pain'll be gone."
The man was taken aback
"You killed everyone?"
LifeSometimes you feel like a pawnLife1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like some experiment gone wrong
Just another player, in God's freaking, messed up game.
Give you my heartIf I give you my heartGive you my heart1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Will you hold it right to your own
And harvest the seeds, our love hath doth sown?
Had I knownIf I had known you'd be leavingHad I known1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Or that I'd feel this way
I would've held you a little tighter
And forced you here to stay.
DreamsDreams2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Every night I witness the same thing
These dreams always haunt me
I just seem to cling
To you. In these dreams, I see what we could be
These are the things I wish for
This is my desire for your touch
These are the things I adore
This is my longing for you to love me so much.
In these dreams,
I can feel the simplest touch from you
And it just takes me to extremes
The things you do, they make me swoon
I'm envious of any girl you flirt with
Above all, Bria, because you love her
And I can't end the wish
That wants us to be what we were
Sure, we laugh and your smile still shines
And sure, your personality still leaves me dazed
But what happened to those previous times?
I miss those days
And Miles, I miss you
I just can't seem to accept the fact
That I'm screwed
Because in reality, you're not going to crack
You'll always remain the person who doesn't care
You would merely rather be friends
My heart begins to know this and so it begins to tear
These dreams are the only things that keep
Nature.Nature.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Nature is how I am named,
And with power I have came.
Hear me Shout,
And the ground shall Sprout.
Watch me as I shad Tears,
Until your precious cities shall fall in Fears.
Make me feel Sadness,
And I assure you that my storms will bring you Madness.
If I fall in Anger,
The world will burn in Fire.
Now at the End,
I showed you I do not Depend.
So please keep me Clean,
Because I like this planet Green.
Heaven Is Not a DemocracyHeaven Is Not a Democracy2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It has been said that there are two forces governing over this universe: those of "good" and those of "evil". Both are necessarily in direct opposition to one another, yet this is not to say that one is absolutely right and the other absolutely wrong. Thus great care should be taken, when examining both sides of ANY tale for the forces of "good" have often been known to blind the eye far worse than the lulling comforts of the darkness ever could.
High above the physical planes of Earth, amidst the brightest of stars, exists a celestial dome called Heaven which houses legions of Archangels and is permanent sanctuary for the self proclaimed deity Jehovah. In foundation the dome is sustained only by the softest, most divine array of primarily feathery white clouds which change color sporadically. For its walls there grew miraculously spectacular twisting vines of ivy that interwove lotus flowers that were adorned in periwinkle and lavender. Brilliant globes of light illuminated down from
Swaying In The BreezeSwaying In The Breeze1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
The sky was filled with grey wisps of dark clouds, the air crisp as it caressed her pale skin. She swayed in the breeze, her fingers cold as she watched the leaves beneath her feet, their colours golden and burnt red, touching brown and a light orange. They were broken by her steps and piled high over the muddy ground.
Her hair whipped around her face, catching on her parted lips that were a faint shade of pink. She did not reach up to remove the caught hairs, but left them to do as they pleased. Her hat was beginning to slip from her head although she did not adjust it back over her ears.
Dirt was smeared over her cream colour coat where she had tripped and a speck of blood was evident on her knee where she had scrapped her skin and broken her jeans from the fall. The tear marks down her cheeks were more prominent now in the cold as they turned to ice.
The branch creaked in the wind as spare leaves rustled on the trees, the rope straining slightly as she swayed in the breeze. Her last
If You and IIf You and I2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If you and I,
Were to live another day,
Known as tomorrow,
Would I be able to accept,
Such a sorrow.
If you and I,
Were to live another moment,
Relive that moment,
Because I wouldn't,
Be able to get enough,
If you and I,
Could be together,
Would that be enough time,
For me to show you all the love,
That I may hold for you?
If you and I,
Were to leave each other,
At this moment,
Would you forget me?
Never think about me,
Even if it was just another moment?
If you and I,
Could live another night,
Would you be sleepless,
Right beside me,
In this sleepless night.
If you and I,
Without a trace, Tonight,
Would I be able to fill the void?
The void that would remain,
In my heart,
For all the nights,
Of my life.
True LoveTrue Love1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I gave you your life.
I gave you your pulse.
I gave you your home.
I gave you your breath.
I gave you my body.
Most would say you owe me.
But that's not true.
All you need to know is that I love you
and that's enough for me.
Smoke.Smoke.1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I try to grasp.
I try again.
I try once more.
Jumping and panting I soon scream out of frustration.
"Damn it, don't leave me!" I cry.
You placed your hand on my cheek.
"I have to, Lucas..." you lightly smiled, "I have no choice."
Your voice sounded like air, your hand soon transparent, me unable to feel your warmth any longer.
I began to cry.
Your tried to wipe away the tears, but they slipped through your fingers.
"There's still so much we need to do," I sobbed, "so much you needed to see..."
You blend in with the light, "I know, honey."
You're harder to see, "But you can do them."
I can't see you, "And always remember..."
You echo through my ears, "I love you."
And as you die, the light fades, and I'm back in the darkness of the night, my the rain coming down gently upon my head, my gaze on your headstone.
Wishing to everything's wrong I randomly grasp at the air, desperate for your hands.
I never feel them.
Missing a loved one and grasping for them is l
Day 1...5th TryYou mean...Day 1...5th Try2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
No walking across oceans?!?
Alice and Jasper the BeginingAlice and Jasper the Begining1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alice and Jasper the Beginning
I was sitting at the bar waiting, again, it has been almost thirty years since I first saw Jasper in my first vision and I still haven't found him. I've been in this small town for two weeks. I think it might be time to move on and to look elsewhere.
"Can I get you something to drink, miss?" the bar tender asks, smiling at me. I have been sitting her for about three hours I might as well if I want to keep up the human charade.
"Um "water, please."
"Coming right up." He says still smiling, and leaves the counter returning quickly. "Here you go miss, enjoy. "
"Thank you," I say politely and pretend to take a sip of the water. That's when the door opens. It was him, Jasper, I thought I would never find him. Excited, I hop down from the bar stool and approach him. "You have kept me waiting a long time." I say smiling up at him.
He ducks his head and says. "I'm sorry, ma'am." I offer him my hand, he hesitates at first, but he takes
I am AliveI am Alive2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My heart is taking flight,
The possibilities are endless now,
Every second is a chance to grow,
An opportunity to glow.
My fears slowly trickle out of my system,
Not a single obstacle in sight,
The path I walk on is clear,
Unobstructed, Fully Constructed.
I breathe with ease,
Now that I know who to please.
Even in the darkest hour,
The street lights illuminate my path,
Nothing seems impossible,
No goal unreachable,
No circumstance unacceptable,
Every second a miracle,
Every person, an angel
This is how I feel,
Its been a long time coming
But Life is finally Real.
The Cloaked ManThe Cloaked Man1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a cold winter afternoon. The smell of crisp wind was in the air as he creeped across the whited grass.
Another freezing day, another job to do. He would prefer to be at home, but his job required twenty-four hour attention; he could never just enjoy the warmth of his home.
Shuttering, he wore his cloak, making his way to his destination.
Seeing the victim he really didn't need the scythe.
Kneeling down he greeted him, "Hello, my friend."
Squirming, he was white as the snow, but he responded anyway, "My home was destroyed, sir."
The cloaked man nodded, "I know, and I am sorry. Mother Nature has her ways...and some are very unfortunate."
The rabbit winced in pain as the wind brought more and more icy weather his way.
What a horrid way to pass.
Nevertheless, the cloaked man picked up the tiny creature with the softest care, wrapping him nicely in some of his cloak.
"Feel better?" He asked the shuttering rabbit.
He nodded, "Yes, much, thank you..." he looked up at him, "This doesn't
EphemeralEphemeral2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The moment blossoms.
As rapidly it will fade,
its petals decayed.
The moment always returns
with the ever turning wheel.
Tides of Earth and SkyTides of Earth and Sky2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the ache of soul carried the torch of dreams into the sky
Upon scent of mortal thirst destiny whispered in myriad
rapture of folding tides..
Lo the mythic shore, where I — a phantasm of love bleeds
into the ether of velvet sky & ocean hymn...
Lost in the wine of omni-dreaming, for our passion tis but
the humble audience of eternity
In jeweled horizons the Goddess feasts; her gaze I cannot flee
I have crossed oceans of time & drank the song of worlds
My spirit forever slain in the beauty of her immortal sea
— Arthur Crow © 2012