Beach GlassBeach Glass4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A girl approached a bus warily. She had never been on one before, not a transit. It was a three hour tedious ride and one she wasn't looking forward to. She hated rides by herself. She just wanted to get home.
Boarding across from her, shakily making her way up the steps was a disheveled old woman. She was scraggly and frail; the kind society views with disdain. It was clear she had just been shaven or perhaps a worse procedure done to her, for her hair was falling out. Face ashen, ears shriveled, she sat down across from the girl.
A child toddled tearfully behind the old woman, a beautiful long brown braid down to her back. She was wearing a pink dress, had on a dainty little sunhat. She strode towards the old woman and embraced her, drinking in the moment with her.
They were both crying. The girl could note the child was quite young. The embrace they shared was very familiar to her, reminding her of the many times she was enveloped in h
EuropeEurope7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
So different from east to west.
But one thing keeps us all together.
Our history and our past.
We keep it alive, in memory and in the architecture.
It tells the story of our continent.
So many countries together.
All with their history and stories.
To tell and show.
A continent rich in history.
We have had the most in history.
But a continent that no matter different religion and culture.
In the end we are all equal.
From east to west.
From the north to the south.
We cherished and remember our history.
No matter what, Europe faced history together in away.
No matter if the EU exist or not, something I seen.
We a continent that no matter the difference keeps together.
And why I love it so much, to just see a different culture so close to each other.
For despite us being different, we are a continent that in the end are quite alike.
For it is Europe and nothing can change that!
SV Chapter 4 War is ComplicatedChapter 4SV Chapter 4 War is Complicated3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Rarity: War is Complicated
Everything was still. Slightly hunched over a decorative red sandalwood desk she sat in a chair made of finely polished pink ivory with luxurious crimson velvet cushions. The papers on the desk were neatly stacked to the left while a single book titled "Flying Colors" took its residence on the right. Exactly five inches in front of the book was an antique vase that dated back 586 years. The vase was plain but along its rim was a lovely scene of couples walking through a thriving park. Pure white orchids had nestled in the relic, their clean blooms head high. Lined at the front of the desk's polished surface were a row of five pens, all black but each engraved with a different type of gem, perfectly parallel with the one next to it. Nothing moved. Not even her.
Her arms were propped up on the desk, gloved in pure black, and her hands sat folded together, the lovely slender fingers entwined. Beneath the sandalwood s
SV Chapter 5 War is....well, hell if I knowChapter 5SV Chapter 5 War is....well, hell if I know3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rainbow Dash: War is ..well, hell if I know!
The weather had been strange. With each passing day the clouds grew thicker, darker, and heavier. A few months back they had been white, beautiful and scattered sparsely throughout the true blue. Now it was as though there was no sky at all, just a large mass of gloomy haze. Then there were days when there wasn't a cloud in sight but still everything felt off. The sky wasn't the same blue and the sun the sun was the strangest of them all. It seemed too dim but too bright, too warm yet too cold. And the way it hung, no, the way it dragged through the sky was almost eerie. Sure the nights had been strange as well; the clouds would almost completely disperse and the moon shown brighter and larger in the sky, but it didn't have the same edginess the days had.
Today was one of those cloudy days and soaring through the grey sky was a young seraph. Her speed was too high for casual loitering a
SV Chapter 2 War is BuisnessChapter 2SV Chapter 2 War is Buisness3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Applejack: War is Business
The trees were pathetic. Most of them were dead or dying without the care and nourishment they had been receiving for years before. They had even given up on bearing fruit. Only a dozen trees still provided bounty and they were tasteless shells of the gleaming jewels they had once been. Fed only by water and the suffocating smoke of industry, it was a miracle even these trees still stood. This land that had once been a farm of the most delicious apples for miles around had fallen into hard times, only to rise into a different kind of farming. The farming of steel and bronze. The farming of offense and defense. The farming of war machines. That's the kind of farm Sweet Apple Acres was now.
The Barn, which had once been filled with the sounds of content cows, now echoed with the sounds of unwilling metal and the harsh shouts of man. The smell of iron and sweat was always heavy in the air, as though the very walls ha
An Ode to the DreamerAn ode to the dreamer,An Ode to the Dreamer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
who gave up the dream
I salute you
Don't worry, I understand
You see; I did it as well
So here's to the accountant,
who wanted to play basketball
An ode to the CEO,
who is really a dancer
Here's to the farmer,
who should have been on Broadway
Here's to you
Because I know
That when you gave it up
When you surrendered
You had your fingers
crossed behind your back
Easy to break...I seem hard toEasy to break...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to tear down
seems so hard
to break me,
it's too easy,
I'm already broken,
so a little more...
what would that do?
nothing? that's what
it would push
me over, shatter me
it's too easy
to break me apart,
it seems as if
it would be so hard
but it's been done
it's so easy to break
yet so hard to fix.
the shattered pieces,
a piece at a time...
it's so easy to
break a person
to tears, to the limit,
so why should I
be any different?
yes, it seems hard,
but it's easy
grab your taunts
throw them my way,
shatter my dreams,
and I'll bleed,
it seems so hard
but really to break
a person down,
is all too easy...
SV Chapter 6 War is WarChapter 6SV Chapter 6 War is War3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Pinkie Pie: War is war
The rising sun was like fire. It was blazing without the heat and burning without the flames, bathing the landscape in red. The whole scene had the appearance of a sunset in reverse. Creeping towards a sleepy village, the glowing light slid over the mountains and hills, scorching the fields and trees. However, as the stalking light reached the Everfree forest, clouds began to move in, black and grey claws grasping for the glowing orb. A tiny sliver was all the reached the village before the clouds snuffed it out like a dying candle.
The village of Ponyville was in as sorry a state as ever. A year had passed since the war that had caused the worst of the damages but still they lingered like an unattended wound. Some attempts at repairs had been made, boards hammered over holes, debris swept from the streets, but otherwise they had been left to fester and putrefy. Time had also taken its toll, but it was secondary
Tomorrow Is Another DayHow can I dreamTomorrow Is Another Day2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I'm hurt?
How can I smile
When I'm dirt?
How can I hope
When I'm forgotten?
How can I be
When I'm nothing?
I don't know how
But there are some things
That you just have to do
If not for yourself
Then for someone close
I don't know if these words
Will impact you, or set an impression
But take this advice
From an old cutter
It gets better, even if your life has melted like butter
You're not forgotten
You're always in someone's mind
You're not dirt
Cause to someone you shine
There is still hope for you
Even if your dream is broken
I noticed that
When the girl I loved, came even closer
Don't hurt yourself today
Cause you never know
SV Chapter 3 War is WrongChapter 3SV Chapter 3 War is Wrong3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Fluttershy: War is Wrong
The sky was the color of murky water and the ground was like an open grave. The mud was moist with thick sweat and even thicker blood that bubbled up if even the slightest pressure was applied. People were screaming, oh were they screaming. Some people were afraid and others were in excruciating torment, the kind of torment you feel when you look down and see your insides sliding out of your body. Sometimes there were screams of fear because they didn't know what had happened and where they were; only that they hurt and they wanted someone to make the hurting stop. Sometimes there was fear because they knew where they were and what was happening and they just didn't want to be there. They wanted to be five again and to run to their mother's arms because they were afraid. The terrible sounds were everywhere; the air itself seemed to be in pain. Yet still the guns fired and the people ran forward. People still killed and people still f
Gathering DarkGathering Dark3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the sun has a smile
angry - weeping - red passion
the sky wears a grin
SV Chapter 1 War is NecessaryChapter 1SV Chapter 1 War is Necessary4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight Sparkle: War is Necessary
Arms swaying at her sides, occasionally brushing against her skirt, a woman walked down an organized, clean hall way. Her head held up high, she walked with purpose. With each step the heels of her boots made contact with the pale gold marble floor to let out a sharp and authoritative click. Her demeanor did not waste it's presence for each person she passed either greeted her politely or stood at attention until she was several steps ahead. By now she had come to acknowledge the reactions, hardly noticing them, much different from when she first received such respect, which had left her flustered and embarrassed.
Still, nothing escaped her wandering gaze. Should one of the men linger too long in the hallway or a group of woman giggle amongst themselves to loudly (or if they giggled at all dependent on her mood), she was quick to make her existence known without a single utterance, perhaps an annoyed clearing of the throat
Let Me KnowIf you love me, let me knowLet Me Know3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't mean to beg
But please don't let me go
If you don't want me, tell me now
I'll be able to handle it
Even if I don't know how
If you don't want to see me, give it to me straight
I'll walk out of your life
But I'll never forget your face
If you want my friendship, don't be afraid to ask
I'm willing to move forward
The rest is in the past
Just let me know what it is you want
And I'll be happy to do so
To me your happiness means so much
I'm willing to let you go
Ashes Of TomorrowAshes Of Tomorrow2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ashes Of Tomorrow
I can destroy what I create
If I really, and truly wanted to
I can light these feelings ablaze
If I didn't want anymore support from you
I barely stop myself time and time again
I realize there's a sense of cruelty in all of us
It's just that feeling, everything might be in vain
When tempted at breaking down those barriers of trust
To jeopardize all of the triumphs
I want to be the one who is blamed
The fire will reach the sky, and become my guidance
I want to be swallowed by my own inner, selfish flames
I sit behind the scenes of my friendships
Alone, with a fake smile on my face
That old feeling of loneliness is tempting
Cold, but the embers will soon burn me away
Ashes paint the sky / I'm the phoenix at fault
My flames roar as I cry / As all hope finally falls
I need to get back at myself
Delivering a fiery vengeance
I know that I don't deserve anyone else
As all of the bridges simultaneously start burning
I wanted to erase what I made
And I tr
DenmarkxReader Crisis and Recovery (pt 19)DenmarkxReader Crisis and Recovery (pt 19)9 months ago in Romance More Like This
________ was ignoring me.
That hurt. That hurt a lot.
I could feel myself scowling out of the ground floor window in P.E, not seeing the car park or anything else out there, all the while ignoring whatever it was whatshername was talking about.
Why would she ignore me? Something must have happened after I left her that night. I bet it was Arthur, I bet he’s said or done something to _____ that made her hate me.
I could feel my face screw up even tighter, that asshole, I’m going to have a word with him –
“Mmm?” I lazily murmured as teach called my name, disturbing my kingly angry musings.
“Matthias, care to answer the question?”
“Mmm…what? No. Sorry teacher.”
It had been four days after I kissed her. The morning after, when I called to her from across the hallway outside of class, she blatantly ignored me: just pushed on by with her wheelchair, not even giving
Me he cansado de ser hombreSucede que Me he cansado de ser hombre.Me he cansado de ser hombre3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hoy quiero ser alma quiero ser espíritu.
Escapar del ataúd.
Ataúd el cuerpo.
Ataúd la carne.
Escapar de ella.
Quiero escapar y volar al mas allá.
Sin rumbo, sin dirección.
Quiero disfrutar como disfruta la lluvia al caer.
Quiero disfrutar como disfruta una ola ala orilla del mar.
Sentirme libre sin tormento ni angustia.
Quisiera poder llegar hasta donde estas tu
y poderte acariciar y poderte yo admirar.
Poderte seducir sin tener que hacerlo poderte robar un beso.
Sucede que me he cansado de ser hombre.
Sucede que me cansado de esta vida rutinaria.
Ya no quiero ya no aguanto.
Esa misma señora en ese mismo autobús.
La señora Beatriz dejando en la escuela su hijo.
Y que de hablar de don José con su mismo traje de lunes.
No ya no quiero el almuerzo con carne atada al arroz y con limonada.
Y no, no mal intérpretes no son ellos, no es el sistema.
Soy yo, por que sucede que me canse de ser hombre.
If I Was Honest (93)If I was honest,If I Was Honest (93)3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'd tell you my past.
If I were true,
I'd say we could last.
If I could tell you of me;
I'd raise you up higher,
And help you to fly.
If I was honest,
I'd hold you so tight.
If I were gentle,
I'd walk in the light.
If I could whisper of you;
I'd hold you so gently,
Oh darling don't leave.
If I was honest,
I'd rip you to pieces.
If I weren't frightening,
I'd smooth all our creases.
If I could give you of me;
I know that we'd vanish,
Your innocence would fall.
UsUk Oneshot~ You Are My HeroUsUk Oneshot~ You Are My Hero2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Arthur sat on his couch with a bottle of beer, staring blankly at the television screen in front of him. He was thinking about what had happened many nights before. The Allies were having a meeting at France’s house and he and Alfred had gotten into a serious argument about each other’s flaws. Alfred would insult Arthur’s cooking, then Arthur would counter with a comment about Alfred’s bad eating habits and his stupid ‘I'm the hero’ speeches. The debate soon turned to shouting, followed by some vulgar outbursts and a glass vase being flung across the room, shattering and cutting Alfred’s cheek.
“Why…. Why won’t you just leave me alone?! I hate you!!”
Arthur could not get those words out of his mind. “Damn it… why do I always screw everything up?” he muttered, taking a large gulp of the beer. Usually, it was easy for him to get over the quarrels he had with Alfred, but this one was different. Thi
Ocean Soul (A REALLY Short Story)Ocean Soul (A REALLY Short Story)3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She's always had the ocean in her blood, instead of a heartbeat there were waves, pushing the water in her veins to the shore in her heart. Her breaths were tides feeding the life beneath, her thoughts were all streams, leading back to the ocean. So what, she wondered, was she doing on land?
Life in ColorI once saw lifeLife in Color6 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In black and white
But the blacks were too dark
And the whites were too bright
And it hurt my soul.
This imbalance of contrast
So I faded the shades together
And my world was gray at last
At first it was perfect,
No more horrifying shadows, no blinding light too great
To overcome. Yet as time passed I came to learn
That numbing all feeling is a much worse fate
But I was choking myself
In a monochrome prison of my own creation. I worked so hard for this,
I didn't want to let it go, but I yearned for a
Breath of life again, an end to the abyss
I tore apart my walls and
Flogged my insecurities,
A palace so magnificent, now
Crumbling with impurities
I wanted someone to dig me out
Of the rut I'd created, to save my soul
Asphyxiating insanity shows no mercy,
I needed a different place to go.
Just when I thought my time had come,
I opened my eyes to be surprised.
Impurities and feelings everywhere,
The shock left my fragile heart compromised.
I spent so much time numbing every
Other WritersDon't write poetry.Other Writers9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
They cling to the fiction section
writing those novels.
Pages filled with words they say
are their own, and who is to say otherwise?
I’m one to talk.
A builder of paper alps
the glorious peaks missing,
each scaled halfway.
Only to let go again, I fall
into habits of laziness, crawl.
Another paper mountain.
When experience is something earned
the ink, to write, required.
Mine wont suffice.
Being coddled has robbed me,
fear has cost me,
both pockets empty.
There are still words in my throat,
taste of ink, shouldn't swallow.
Should spit out.
I cover my mouth, when it's easier
covering what may appear
and be regretted.
Before the pen has caught up to my mind
I've stumbled into another line,
unable to remember,
how all the legos fit together.
Without the words of others,
I can't write.
Mirror, MirrorMirror, mirror on the wallMirror, Mirror4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who's the most pathetic of them all?
Thou, O broken, art the most pathetic of all
A smile would flicker across my face
At least I am still a part of reality...
I'm so mad, I'm so upset, I cry, I scream
I hope, I wish -- but nothing will change
And who is there to blame?
Is it me? You? Pretty boy?
Ignorance is bliss
But I want to know everything
Who? What? Where? When? Why?
How did it all go wrong -- for me?
I've stood here waiting all this time
I've given my all for you and still am
But I hate it how nothing I can do will change your mind
I'm not even mad at you
I'm not capable of that, I don't think
And you should know I'd always care for you
You've only glimpsed at my suffering
But you've never seen my tear-stained pillow
The deliberate faded lines on these arms
The half-smile veiling the frown
Look into my eyes -- really look
And you will see an ocean of tears
I've stand in the shower day and night
The bullets of water overtaking me