Lake houseLake house5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one thought to question this,
that Tom would skip start off the dock
at 2 am, overserved and belligerent.
"You need new friends," Jill told him,
concerned about water safety.
Was it their first date? I think so;
he would have made it a dare.
Did I mention moonlessness?
Makeshift slalom with a dropped ski?
Jack skippered the cigarette boat
with bat-like accuracy that night,
eyes closed, for all we knew.
How you spun Two Princes in my
brain that hot Wisconsin summer;
B-15 on the old jukebox at Norton's.
Sweet, if not quite comparable to
Paradise by the Dashboard Light:
that legend lives on, some say.
A. I didn't need to 'know right now'
nor did I hope to champion the world
in endless mercurial requiem.
B. But at some point, I'd meant to
apologize for teaching you the Macarena
and for the endless salsa evenings.
Stealthy magic leapt like quicksilver,
bluegill flashing in mill pond shallows.
Watery stories hardened to durable lore.
Nightgaunts are in the AirNightgaunts are in the airNightgaunts are in the Air1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
We're floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below, unknowing as we fly
You're holding very tight
You dare not make the faintest call
You're fearing you would die: that I would let you fall
Far across Dreamland
We are silent as the grave
Our quarry we now bear
The shoggoth, he does crave
Victims gaze open mouthed
Taken by surprise
They speak not, for they fear, their near demise
We're coming to the lake
We're passing Thok's accursed peak
We dive down with no fear
though we may look weak
Suddenly swooping low on the lake so deep
Arousing of the mighty monster from its sleep
We're walking in the air
We're soaring through the starless sky
And everyone who sees us run off as we fly
Smile In My SleepSmile In My Sleep3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You can't see me
You can't tell me who I want to be
What can I do
To convince you
That I am all you'll ever need?
And I start to understand
And I smile in my sleep
I watch you Mr. Death
I know what you want
Dying is your greatest
You taunt me with life
I smile knowing
You can't get me this time
So forgive the misgivings
I've tried so hard to find you
I even see you in my dreams
Your face turned blurry and hued
And I waved goodbye to Mr. Death
As I breathed my last breath
As I smile in my sleep
WindwalkerWindwalkerWindwalker4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Men claim that the climate is changing1;
Scholars knew it has changed for so long.
None of them chanced to look at the sky.
While they predict snow across the USA;
While the North wind like a tempest blows;
The earth has aged millions of years,
And whatever is born will die.
But nobody saw a strange shadow form2
That drifted through the near space,
Like a glider craft in our horizon;
And nobody knew why.
When it walks on the earth again,
It will affect the lives of both beasts and men;
But they will not understand it,
Though they may try.
1. Global warming
2. Ithaqua, the Wendigo
MomentMomentMoment1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
What was given in the dream song of eternity White lace fluttering in winds quite song
Glistening prisms of Mr. Spider’s creation Vibrating silver of the racing horses in the sky
ancient tales spoken by the flute of the horned beast rising with the opal waters of the forest.
Swirling emotion and memories of you that where played so gently on the piano of life and the vison of the sun ballerina that is your heart.
With white fire foxes that complemented your dance.
The enclosing blue sapphire world and the hand of sound that lifted you up in an acrobatic succession of weaved rainbow beauty.
It hit the tone and peak of the song that gave life true meaning in a moment that’s what life spoke to me of what I was and am forever.
SacrificeSacrifice3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stepped inside the flame!
Hoping to be forgiven for what I became!
Have I no shame?
Have I no guilt?
There's no such thing as blame
For all of the wrongs I've been dealt
Point the finger
Only at the world
Watch you band together
And witness you antagonize another
Wrapped inside of society's shadows
And little did they know
They were only born to be scapegoats
That's the harsh way to say it
It's only because the truth is filled with hatred
Bystanders just turn a blind eye
As they feed their relief with made up lies
That's all they know how to do
They're too afraid of being dragged down with you
They know what's right
But it's clouded by discriminative eyes
We're only given the gift of a last glance
A half a second of pity slips through our hands
It's all we will get
A taste of
SchemingSchemingScheming1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Some think so little of causing harm
To innocent ones like me
They think so little of disturbing our peace
For their own pleasures
While I sit alone and brood
Plotting ways to claim due revenge
Suddenly a bat fluttered into my room
It rested over my window
"If ye seek to accuse, call me. If ye seek to punish, call me," it said.
I pondered who this bat could be
Then, suddenly, I knew
"They have offended me by disturbing me in peace.
They have injured me in childish tantrums.
They have chased me from their place of work.
How shall we seek due recompense?"
Some days later I learned how.
They who disturbed sit uneasily, disturbed by continuous noise
Unable to flee or cover their ears
They who injured me lie in bed, in pain
Exactly where they injured me
None can return to where they were
Save that they beg forgiveness
It is hard to get
If Heaven has no justice
Then Hell may have
Our Beloved DeathOur Beloved Death3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Death, silent and sly
Death, cold and still
Death, possessive and dark
Death, a blessing of grief
Death, takes no prisoners
Death, hunts us like game
Death, we all fear it
Death, wraps its black wings around us
Death, it pulls us in
Death, has no emotions
Death, rules us all
Flames From HadesFlames From Hades4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A festive carouse at Morgrave Hall--
'Twas twenty years ago, this night
That bold Sir Reginald slew the Beast
That filled the land with fright!
The Dragon Graught was a monster foul,
His fiery breath unsurpassed--
Sir Reggie challenged the fiend to fight,
And slew the brute at last!
The battle lasted nineteen hours
And became a local wonder;
The village rejoiced at the dragon's death
And helped themselves to his plunder...
Every year to the day they celebrate
With feasting and with song;
Sir Reginald welcomes everyone to his Hall
And they carouse all night long!
Sir Reggie is older now, and stout,
He likes his beef and ale,
And his eyes sparkle with nostalgic glee
As he recounts for his guests the tale
Of how he faced the Dragon Graught,
How the monster belched fire and bile
As the bold knight's sword pierced his black heart
And ended his existence vile!
But Monsters, though slain, do not always die--
Their malice still survives...
Deep down in the pit where they rolled the car
BlitzkriegBlitzkrieg7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Marching quickly across the land,
Destroying the enemies quick as we can.
Killing our victims and taking no slaves,
Do this for Hitlers third Reich.
The engines of war are roaring,
Blow them apart for it is our calling.
We march quick and we march by his hand,
To put the West under his command.
Machine guns are firing the tanks are destroying,
Demolishing our way to glory.
Our generals smile at the sight of us giving hell,
The Fuhrer knows his armies have done well.
Send the enemy to meet the reaper,
Dig their grave and blow it deeper.
We smash down their walls faster than lightning,
Until the day breaks we will be marching.
They cannot stop us from doing our part,
Our formation strikes like a dart.
They will all die today or tomorrow,
Either way we end their sorrow.
The blitzkrieg will strike and they will pay,
Their countries are ours by the end of the day.
WAR! Its in our blood!
We march towa
Chant of Ye Moon-Bog CovenChant of Ye Moon-Bog Coven8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Eldritch is as eldritch does;
Bull-frog's slime and peach's fuzz,
Tongue of wombat, cockroach poo,
In the cauldron boil and stew!
Witches do as witches must--
Fungus-rot and mummy-dust,
Dragon's liver, hyena's brain,
Give our potion a dark stain!
Fair is foul and foul is good:
Bark of poison-Oakley wood,
Skin of leprous gibbering rat,
Gelid blood of vampire bat!
Add the final objects three--
Drunken murderer's dying pee,
Silver sand of Plutonian shore,
Lock of hair from strangled whore!
Round the cauldron do our dance;
Satan's daughters, doff your pants--
Kiss the Black Goat's hairy rear,
Peace! Our evil work's done here!
One way from homeOne way from home1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So far gone, yet still walking in the rain.
On the dead end street, with the one way lane.
Tears and rain drops, leave the same stain.
No-one need know, if I'm silent in my pain.
Queen of InsanityQueen of Insanity4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Queen of Insanity
These invisible walls
Hold me inside.
Stuck in a never-ending maze,
Comfort, I can't find.
Like scars on my heart,
I'm hurt but it's not seen.
My sanity's tearing apart,
And it will make me queen.
Queen of Insanity,
Queen of the Insane,
As wrong as death itself,
Like the ideas I have slain.
The ideas are a whirlpool
Of sorrow and fear.
I say I've thrown them away
But in my heart, they are here.
Queen of Insanity,
Queen of the Insane,
My laws are Hell itself.
My laws will burst your veins.
3-1-12 Julia Ngo