mad worldyou know what hurts?mad world5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
filling your head with ideas and fantasies of a perfect love and dreams come true...
and finding out that just because you wish on stars, doesn't mean those burning orbs of gas even hear you.
what hurts is knowing that your world is falling apart.
that it is crumbling away, piece by piece...
and no matter how hard you try, you can't put it pack together, because the "fix instantly" glue won't stick.
what kills me is this need to be someone, to change something...
but never knowing exactly where to start.
i know where to begin.
i need to change myself before i can truly accomplish anything else.
the problem is, i'm so used to being me
that i'm unsure of how to be someone else.
or maybe i got that all wrong.
perhaps i'm so used to being someone else,
that i don't know how to be "me" anymore
it's almost a habit to pretend that the girl i see in the mirror every day is me.
she has my eyes, and my hair
and sometimes, she even wears my smile.
but there's something
AddictionAddiction6 years ago in Other More Like This
I cant stop shooting you up.
I jam the needle of promise in quickly forcing your liquid words home.
I hold my breath for an instant letting your sticky verbs wash over me.
Its been too long since my last fix and I savor as much as I can before your power takes over.
Finally, your seeking terms dirty me up properly; my head teeters and my eyes roll back.
I can feel you.
Reality fades as you take control of my thoughts and my poetry.
Passion burns my flesh while ice gnaws at my gut.
My blood boils as my bones dance outside my body.
I taste sweat and pain.
I see blood and guts oozing as I offer a half hearted lust filled smile.
I think Im trembling but uncertain its from fear or enticement.
Perhaps an unhealthy mixture of each.
Not sure if I really care anyway.
A shaking pen writes of salty sugar and sweet horror.
Addicted to you, I can do anything.
With you inside, I can decorate the world.
Dante's Inferno Riddle ChallengeKnown not for name, but nothingness, my goal;Dante's Inferno Riddle Challenge3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A man, not many, made my moniker.
Cold was I called for leaving that call,
My heavenly name never heard again.
The first, earthen name foretold what I left.
Pilgrim, guess my name if you're to persevere.
The Art of Becoming a WriterThe accounts of losing yourself were as follows:The Art of Becoming a Writer6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i. The voices of the people around you started to sound like a cassette tape in fast forward. You couldn't understand why they were talking that way.
ii. When you saw your reflection in the looking glass, you began to see someone else.
You couldn't recognize the face in the mirror. you reached out to touch who you thought you were, and your hand slipped through the surface like a hand submerging into water. And that was the last you saw of your face (or at least, what you thought was your face)
iii. So now, you became a faceless creature. You saw without eyes, hearing only static and white noise. You walked on abandoned sidewalks, tripping over broken glass and getting tangled up in withered weeds. It is there where you completely lost yourself. And no one saw you slip through the cracks into the crevices of shattered dreams and empty promises. No one saw you fall through p
In the Dark, I Am PrettyCould it be that because you cannot see my face that you find me beautiful?In the Dark, I Am Pretty5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can only imagine how it is to live life in darkness
To not be able to observe the world as anything more than shadows
[What is it like to be blind?]
I should tell you now that I am many things, but not perfectnot beautiful
[So, why do you persist in calling me so?]
I think it is because you are perceptive in ways I can never be
Unlike me, you are beautiful in the light and the dark
You see what most are blinded to
The inner loveliness that others somehow overlook
You say the best way for me to see a person is to close my eyes
[Will shutting my eyes really change my perspective?]
I wonder, why can't all of us be like you?
Why is it that we identify a person only by how they appear?
The outside is what one sees, but it is the inside that truly means something
In a literal sense, beauty eventually fades
At least, outward beauty
But you told me the beauty that you have come to noticethe beauty that yo
The Sound of SilenceOn long drives, I like the sound of tires moving over pavementThe Sound of Silence6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's like a soft humming, barely distinguishable if you've got the radio blasting,
or if the people around you are talking up a storm
I especially love the low whistle while passing over a bridge,
it breaks the monotonous humming for a few seconds
In silence, I can hear things so much better
Like now as I am sitting here at my desk:
I hear my computer,
it hums too, but in a different way than wheels over roads
It's a constant humming, unwavering
I hear my hand,
brushing across the paper as I write
It's a somewhat jerky sound, random and fluctuate in volume
depending on my speed (or lack thereof) as I form these words
I hear birds,
greeting one another just outside my open window
Their chirps and calls repetitive
(I wonder what they are trying to tell me over and over)
I hear my clock,
the continuous "click" as the minutes pass by,
giving the silence it's very own heartbeat
Right now I'm screaming inside, but no one can hear
The Things I Never Told YouI'll start with this, a simple wishThe Things I Never Told You6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My long-awaited dream to fly
When you told me forever, I almost believed you
And I nearly let my hidden wings unfold
But then I thought maybe you didn't mean forever, not really
Maybe you were just exaggerating
So I tucked them away, hiding them deep within myself again
Flying would prove to be very lonesome, if I had no one to join me
The second was my inner desire to become lost,
To somehow lose myself in search of uncovering who I wanted to be
But to merely pretend, and fall into the masquerade of life was too effortless
Instead I sought to be free, to find what made me different and never change
That's where we clashed unpleasantly
You always knew where you were going; you always had a plan
I only drifted aimlessly, hoping that with a hint of serendipity sooner or later
I would unearth what I was looking for
Losing myself would be rather impossible, if I had nobody to find me again
The final was the most significant, but also the most strange
One Last ChanceOne Last Chance6 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
WARNING! CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GRAVITY FALLS SEASON 1 EPISODE THE TIME TRAVELRS PIG! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
If you have not seen Gravity Falls episode 9 "The Time Traveler's Pig" then do not read this story.
"Really Robbie, you don't have to do this." Wendy said as she watched her friend Robbie hand the booth runner yet another ticket.
"Nah, it's cool." Robbie answered nonchalantly as he was handed another ball. "You said you wanted that...panda...duck...thing?...So I'm gonna win you one."
Wendy said nothing. True she did want that panda/duck hybrid stuffed animal. (She wanted one more than anything in the world to be precise) but she did not expect Robbie to be so...determined to win her one. She definitely didn't expect Robbie to shuffle out what was now his fourth ticket in order to get it.
The pimply faced, blacked haired teen narrowed his eyes as he studied the pyramid of bottles stacked ontop of each other. Robbie reeled his arm back and tossed the ball...and mis
Gravity Falls: Dipper and WendyMaybe I’m in denial on the Wendy/Dipper ship sinking…Gravity Falls: Dipper and Wendy2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
or maybe I’m just trying to prove that it hasn’t!
“Mommy! Daddy! Look what I found!” shouted Dipper and Wendy Pines daughter as she ran up to them on the park bench.
Today was mother’s day, and, after a surprising breakfast in bed from her husband, Dipper, and her daughter, Annabel, and a new T-shirt was given to her, Wendy and her family had all went to the park.
Annabel had her hands behind her back, obviously hiding what she had found, as she stood in front of her parents.
“Well, what’cha got there, Anny?” Dipper asked her, playing along with the act. Annabel smiled and then took her hands out from behind her back, holding the biggest, most beautiful rose ever planted.
She held it out to Wendy.
“Happy Mother’s Day, mommy!” she said happily.
Wendy took it in
The Top 20 Episodes of Community, Pt. IThe Top 20 Episodes of Community, Pt. I1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
I can't count the reasons I should stay
One by one, they all just fade away
I have a personal pantheon of what I consider the best (non-animated) sitcoms ever conceived by man, TV comedies that have never failed to bust my gut and have me rolling on the floor laughing so hard I cry, that're as irreverent as they are fiercely intelligent. This roster includes Blackadder - which I've already written a top countdown for -, Arrested Development, Frasier (and to a lesser extent, Cheers, but mostly Frasier), Black Books, Spaced, Flight of the Conchords, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series... and, of course, Community.
For those who've never watched the show (first off, fix that), Community starts with a disbarred lawyer who has to attend Greendale Community College in order to earn a real law degree. His attempts to woo one fellow student inadvertently creates a study group of whacky,
Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 9Chapter 9Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 91 year ago in Horror More Like This
Dipper sat silently inside the waiting room of the doctor's office.
He tried everything he could to avoid coming back here; but it was only inevitable that he would be back here. His parents couldn't and didn't want to understand him; so the only way to fix that supposed problem was to send to doctor to try to come up with an idea that could be wrong with him.
The boy firmly believed that he was fine, but he needed to convince the doctor that his parents were forcing him to talk otherwise.
The lady at the front desk called his name.
"Dipper Pines! Dr. Harkin is ready for you!"
Dipper breathed deeply as he followed the woman behind to one of the many different offices in the back. She stopped at the corner office near the back of the one hallway. Opening the door, the boy could see the large office that contained a large oak desk in the back by the large windows. A couple of comfy chairs and a lounge couch in the one corner, and a large bookcase in the other corner.
"Have a se
Alone a Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 11Chapter 11Alone a Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 1111 months ago in Horror More Like This
The evening was rather quiet for the Pines family.
Dipper and Mabel were sitting at the dinner table finishing up their supper in silence while their parents were talking about random things that had happened that day. Which was more or less about Dipper finally being put on the medication that supposedly would have him behave in more calm docile matter.
"Well Dipper, hopefully with this new prescription that Dr. Harkin put you on, we hope to see a new improvement in your behavior. Am I correct?" His father asked, with a domineering look on his face.
"Yes sir..." Dipper said, quietly. Not feeling like himself at all.
Mabel only sat there as she watched her brother. He was changing right before her hazel eyes; and it was scaring her to no end.
The telephone started to ring when their mother went to answer it.
Mabel lightly tapped her brother's shoulder to get his attention.
"Bro bro... Are you okay?" She asked, almost as if she was talking to a boy she never met before in her
Losing My Sanity Sitting on my bed, staring into the bookshelf. I start to think, 'Am I really that bad?' Over the school year, I see; walking down the halls, at lunch, at the bus, even my locker; people...staring. Not the 'Ohohoho~ look at wut Katter is wearing <3' stares, the 'Ew...its Katter' stares. Looks of disgust. And my friends tell me "Katter! You're wrong! Their staring, yes, but at your hotness! ^3^" I wish. IT IS LIES. And over my school trip to NYC, even my bestie's CRUSH (my OC Julius represents him), whose number I got, tells me "Don't fucking text me", "i said don't fucking text me Katter", "I dont fucking like you, you annoy the hell out of me" and for the finale~"fuck off" IM TOTALLY LOVED HERE -__-Losing My Sanity4 years ago in Horror More Like This
Something snaps me out of my trance. I look down. Nothing, strange. I crawl back into bed and as soon as i get comfortable, i feel freezing. I look over the blankets and f
Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 3Chapter 3Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 31 year ago in Horror More Like This
Dipper ran at full force into the classroom that when he tried to stop himself, he fell to the ground, just managing to shield his face with his hands.
All of the kids in the class laughed at his tumble, leaving him to blush a dark shade of red.
Dipper gathered his things as he saw his homeroom teacher standing just above him.
"Young man, you are late..." The teacher said, giving a rather a judgmental look.
"I'm sorry sir. I just got lost trying to find the room." Dipper lied, not wanting to mention his altercation with Bill.
The teacher sighed as he shook his head.
"You should have better prepared yourself, as I do not find tardiness acceptable at all. However since it is the first day, I will let you off the hook; but if your late again tomorrow, then I will take action."
"I promise it won't..."
"Just take your seat!" The teacher ordered, harshly.
The kids continued to laugh and jeer as Dipper sulked his way to the back of the classroom before taking his seat.
"Now class, b
NotesTired pens scratching empty wordsNotes5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slide-show faces lighting an indifferent room
"And that's why."
Who cares what it means?
Who cares why it matters?
Who cares if it's true?
Spew it back in a cascade of
Blind black ink
On the next blank paper sent your way.
Throw everything you know
At the red pen idol,
Who controls your future.
Who rules your past.
"Incorrect. Minus four."
Because it makes sense.
"Incorrect. Minus two."
Because you said so.
"That wasn't so hard, now,
Because agreement is more important than accuracy.
Than individual interpretation.
"And that's why."
Things To Do When You're Bored1. Write about penguinsThings To Do When You're Bored5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
2. Sing about penguins
3. Draw a penguin
4. Now try not to think about penguins
5. Think of The Game
6. You lost
7. Play a board game
8. By yourself
9. Stand outside a convenience store and make an airlock door sound from Star Trek every time the door opens
10. Try this at home
12. Draw a picture with mountains, an ocean, snow, a rainbow, and a unicorn
13. Make random references when people talk
14. Try to make yourself laugh
15. Try not to laugh
16. Try speaking a foreign language that you don't actually know how to speak
17. Find different faces you can make with the computer symbols : )
18. Cyclops! OD
19. Write about a dream where you could fly
20. Attempt to fly
21. Read a book where the characters could fly
22. Write a book where the characters could fly, but the characters aren't totally pure awesome like Superman
23. Buy two composition notebooks, because you don't want to buy a real book
24. Try reading the notebooks
25. Write a letter to
Walking DeadThe world has come to an end,Walking Dead3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Better grab a friend,
The blood of the innocent will run red,
It's the night of the walking dead.
Eyes so dull,
They show no soul,
Hearts not in check,
The city in a wreck.
Police, Swat, FBI,
No other place to hide,
When there is no one else to call,
May God help us all.
Gravity Falls: Wolf chase Dipper was knelt by the door to the den, peaking out the door through the small crack.Gravity Falls: Wolf chase1 year ago in Drama More Like This
"AAAHHH!!" Dipper screamed, falling backwards. He sat up, rubbing his head. And saw his sister looking at him. She looked through the crack and then smiled at Dipper.
"Are you spying on Wendy?" Mabel.
Dipper blushed. "I..I...N-no I wasn't...I was just...um....Inspecting this crack," Dipper said. "Yup...it's definitely a crack all right."
Mabel pushed him. "haha you were so!"
The force of her push caused him to fall back into the door, making it open and he stumbled out. He landed on his back, he tilted his head backwards off the ground and looked at Wendy, she was looking at him. Dipper scrambled to his feet and ran back through the door, stumbling a bit as he did so he turned the corner and pressed himself against the wall panting hard.
Mabel was right up in his face now. Dipper screamed and dropped down to t
Dipper's Birthday Rumble - Chapter 3"White walls surround us; no light will touch your face again. Rain taps the window, as we sleep among the dead.Dipper's Birthday Rumble - Chapter 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Days go on forever, but I have not left your side. We can chase the dark together; if you go then so will I."
"Anthem of the Angels" by Breaking Benjamin
Chapter 3 – We All Wear Masques…
Once again, Dipper landed hard on his hands and knees after falling for an eternity through the white lights. He let out a massive groan as he began to stagger back to balance.
"Where am I now?"
Gone were the bright colors of Linguini World. He looked down to see that he had reverted back to his "classic" outfit of short pants, blue vests, and orange tee. Dipper stood at the base of an underground cave. The area was extremely dark, with very little light leading the way. As Dipper followed the lighted path, a foul, sour aroma entered his nostrils, making him very nauseated. Despite the poor lighting, Dipper began to make out his surroundings a bit clearer. The path was decorated
Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 10Chapter 10Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 101 year ago in Horror More Like This
Dipper stared deeply into the bathroom mirror. His body and mind were both lacking in peace and health. His eyes demanded sleep while his body demanded proper nutrients.
He looked down at his hand to see the bottle of anxiety pills that had just been prescribed to him just a few hours before. Pills that would help relax him and maybe even allow to experience a proper night's rest again.
But would the pills really changed anything? Would they change the way his parents thought of him? Would it change how apart he and Mabel had grown? Would it change the fact that Stan, Soos, Wendy and all of Gravity were now just a distant memory.
Dipper popped open the bottle before taking out the little green pill.
Nothing would change at all; but if he could numb the pain, then maybe the pills wouldn't be so bad after all. The pills would help him slip by; and if nothing else, he always had Bill to comfort him. That was something, wasn't it?
Making up his mind, Dipper swallowed the tiny pi
NiggerNigger, the name given to my peopleNigger9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Nigger, the word that separates us from them
Nigger, the title used to degrade and distinguish
Nigger, a title of great anguish.
A nigger is a slave, a nigger is worthless
And a nigger shouldn't have a say
A nigger is good for nothing but hard labour,
And a nigger bitch is good for fucking
A nigger doesn't deserve to live,
Unless the white man sees it fit.
A nigger was born to work,
And niggers were born to be controlled,
A nigger can't complain of these things,
Because it's the natural order,
Some say it's the way things should be.
So after hearing these things can somebody tell me,
Why the hell WE refer to ourselves as niggers?
I'm a young black male and I'm goddamn proud,
Of what we came from to where we are now
You may want to be a nigger, but that choice is up to you
See I'm no slave, and I know my worth
So don't fucking call me a nigger!
Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 7Chapter 7Alone A Gravity Falls Fanfic Chapter 71 year ago in Horror More Like This
The car ride was filled with nothing but a cold hardening silence with the exception of Mabel's sniffling.
Dipper was still in pure shock in what had happened. He could still hear the sound of Frankie's agonizing screams as he shattered his leg. His body had horrifying gashes. All thanks to Bill.
He tried to keep himself calm.
Granted the demon had saved him from being brutally injured by the bully, however the boy was very lucky to be alive. That tumble could have easily caused him to crack his head open on the ground or the steps. Another horrifying thought was that everyone around and even Frankie could say that Dipper had pushed him himself. Then he would be in huge trouble.
The Pine boy gripped his hands tightly against the seat as all these thoughts played in his mind.
But then he remembered if he told Bill to leave him, the demon would just laugh and say.
"Who will you have left?"
Dipper tried to keep back his tears. He didn't want to receive a condescending look from
F4 Selfless Love Chapter 4: Curse Conclusion"Sh-she's gone." Dipper found his voice.F4 Selfless Love Chapter 4: Curse Conclusion3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"And Dipper...you're alive! I'm alive! We're-oh Dipper!" She hugged him joyfully.
"The curse is over." Dipper realized, hugging her back tightly.
Wendy suddenly hugged them as well. Dipper blushed as his heart skipped a beat. Finally the three of them recovered enough to stand up.
"I guess it's time we headed back." Dipper smiled.
"Wait a sec Dipster." Robbie chuckled, playfully putting Dipper's hat back on so the brim now covered his eyes. "Don't forget your hat."
"Thanks Rob." Dipper smiled as he pushed the brim up so that he could see.
Robbie suddenly hugged Dipper, and Dipper hugged him back.
The four of them then headed back to the others, who were now all cheering. There was quite a touching reunion, everyone talking at once about how Dipper and Mabel ended the curse and how glad they were about Dipper and Mabel being alive again. Even Grunkle Stan got caught up in all the excitement.
The only ones who didn't join in were Sid and his dogs
Columbian studentsMummy...Johnny brought a gun to schoolColumbian students5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He told his friends that it was cool
And when he pulled the trigger back
It shot with a great crack
Mummy I was a good girl
I did what I was told
I went to school, I got straight A's, I even got the gold
But mummy when I went to school that day, I never said goodbye
I'm sorry mummy I had to go, but mommy please don't cry
When Johnny shot the gun he hit me and another
And all because he got the gun from his older brother
Mummy please tell daddy that I love him very much
And please tell Chris, my boyfriend, that it wasn't just a crush
And tell my little sister that she is the only one now
And tell my dear sweet grandmother that I'll be waiting for her now
And tell my wonderful friends that they were always the best
Mummy I'm not the first I'm no better than the rest
Mummy tell my teachers I won't show up for class
And never to forget this and please don't let this pass
Mummy why'd it have to be me no one deserves this
Mummy warn the others, mummy I