Marines Corps StoryMarines Corps Story3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that's just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me.
Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. As he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain.
Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasn't enough...
So that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon him
RevolutionRevolutionRevolution5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Against the British
A national wish
Against the British
We stand tall
A national wish
Though many fall
We stand tall
Through the fire
Though many fall
Freedom we desire
Through the fire
In our strife
Freedom we desire
A new life
In our strife
A new life
American RevolutionMy most prized possession,American Revolution7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It was ripped away from me,
All because of those soldiers,
Those British men who think they're so wonderful.
The Boston massacre was a massacre indeed,
To me anyways.
My father was shot,
My mother couldn't live without him.
She was the butchers wife,
So she had the butcher's knife,
And left this world soon after my father.
My best friend,
My brother John.
He left to be a sailor.
To go to lands far away,
To send the money he made to us.
He never did.
He wrote only once.
And then never again.
I stand on this battlefield,
The smell of gunpowder in my nose.
My deepest fear,
That I may never make it out here alive.
Im wondering why Im here.
I see those bright lights at the other end of the field.
Shots whiz by my ears,
Making the air scream around me.
I can almost taste the fear on my tongue.
I can feel the bullet plunging in to my chest.
In hopes that I see you again some other life,
The Fall of Ariamis …Priscilla.The Fall of Ariamis2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I will keep you safe.
I will keep you company.
Do you remember all those years ago – when we first met? I remember it perfectly. I was so very close. So very, very close to my last shred of sanity snipping. And then I saw a peculiar little girl in white dress – you. Your left hand was occupied by a tattered doll. Your right was wet from wiping your tears. Your eyes began to water again, but I caught it for you that time. I still had a shred of humanity left, gnawing at my heart's strings to care for you, to pity, and to comfort. You were scared by my face, but I mustered a smile, and told you not to fear. You told me that you were lonely, that you were unloved.
And from that point on, I never left your side.
Do you remember all those years ago – when I saved your life? I remember it perfectly. The cursed fellow had threatened you, and I had intervened. You were bigger, but still, I needed to protect you. He chased you up the tower,
Regarding Gun Control and Concealed CarryRegarding Gun Control and Concealed Carry2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Time to start a new battlefield for the gun debate.
The shooting in Newport, Conneticut was tragedy. The number of deaths from this shooting and shootings in other states has led the Democrats to start beating the gun control drums and taking some kind of federal legislative action to tighten regulations. This would be a mistake and I am about to explain to you how it is. My essay on gun control and concealed carry laws will have no distractions. What I am about to bring to you are cold hard facts. Nothing can refute logic.
I am a proponent of concealed carry laws. I have always supported it and I feel the need to defend concealed carry laws (CCW for short) in order to prevent a dramatic blunder from happening. CCW laws have strongly benefited the United States. Speaking the U.S., there are only two places that have completely tried to ban guns (eventually stuck down by the Supreme Court). Those two places were the state of Illinois (and more specifically Chicago) and the Di
Das Paradies der MottenIch hab mich dafür aufgegeben,Das Paradies der Motten2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Dass dein Flügelpaar verheilt.
Verlernte Fliegen - und mein Leben
Hat das Meer und mich geteilt.
Ich habe sogar Gott verzundert,
Teufel aus dem Staub getanzt
Trotz all dem staune ich verwundert,
Dass du wieder fliegen kannst.
Der Himmel zerrt an deinen Füßen,
Angst verfeinert dein Gesicht
Und lässt mich für das Gute büßen:
Deine Hand hält meine nicht.
Wie könnte ich dich gehen lassen,
Dafür liebe ich zu sehr.
Wenn deine Leiden jetzt verblassen
Wiegen meine doppelt schwer.
Die Schwingen sind mir abgestorben,
Meine Hände schenkten Trost
Und haben deinen Hals umworben,
Weil du unser Glück bedrohst!
Am Boden halten starke Arme
Deine Flügel fest wie einst.
Erlaubst du, dass ich mich erbarme?
Kümmert es dich, dass du weinst?
Ultimate Showdown Song ParodyThe Ultimate Battle of League of Legends Champions Song ParodyUltimate Showdown Song Parody4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Parody of The Ultimate Showdown of the Ultimate Destiny
By Zach Melmet
Fed chogath was feasting about
The league like it was an in-n-out
When suddenly hiemerdinger burst from the shade
And hit chogath with a cussion grenade
Chogath got pissed and began to scream
But got distracted by nidalee
Who proceeded to pounce him in cougar stance
When sona came and made them all dance
And sona started singing a cool beat
When she got hit by evelynns feet
But before Evelyn could shadow walk away
Amumu hugged her asked to stay
But amumu started crying from all of his fears
And drowned Evelyn in all of his tears
Then he became sad and ran away
But tf ulted in the way
This is the ultimate battle
Of league of legends champions
Silences stuns and spell casting
As far as the fog of war
And only 1 can beat all
And take home all the winnings
This is the ultimate battle
Of league of legends champions
Chogath ate all of twisted fate
You're Not AloneWe live in a world that is full of great pain.You're Not Alone3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where everyone one has a heavy burden to carry.
We think that nobody could possibly understand what we have gone through.
But in a world that is abundant in such matters,
there is somebody, somewhere who knows of your grievances;
who shares your pain;
who is in the same boat.
So know; You're not alone.
Like a child behind a locked door,
we keep our burdens a secret.
We do what we shouldn't.
We say what we wouldn't.
Instead of seeking help among ones we love,
we pray they never find out.
We isolate ourselves;
we think we're alone...
Weather it was something we have said or done,
something we are ashamed of,
or something in our past.
It eats at our hearts.
We are afraid to open up.
We forget that we aren't the only ones in the world,
because others laugh and smile.
But I assure you, they have their own problems too.
So don't think you're alone.
Stop looking back if your past is ugly.
Stop looking to your side and comparing your life.
Losing MyselfLosing MyselfLosing Myself2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I like to project that I am strong,
that no one can touch or shake me.
But all this is an elaborate mask
I wear to keep the real me locked away.
I hide my sorrow, pain and shame
beneath a mask of happiness and joy.
People saw what I wanted them to,
except for the few brave few who dared
to try to dig and uncover the real me.
The me who fights off pain day and night
and writes words on a page to keep from
putting red slshes in my arm.
I feel like a part of myself is slipping away
bit by tiny but until nothing is left
but an empty husk of the woman I was.
People see the sarcastic tone and
haughty attitudeand think I think
I'm all that. Well they are dead wrong.
That behavior hides a vast sea of pain and loss
I will not show to anyone I do not trust.
And maybe I make mistakes but I live through them
and allow my life to go on and unfold before me.
Boobage PainFor the rather long time they had been together, there was always a certain question riding on Luffy's mind whenever he glanced at Hancock's breasts, or her "honkin' huge tits" as Sanji liked to call them. In Luffy's eyes, giant breasts like that just didn't look very comfortable to be carrying around all the time. So, he decided to ask Hancock about it, in hopes of getting an answer to all of his pondering.Boobage Pain6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"...Do they hurt?" Monkey D. Luffy asked completely out of the blue, taking a light poke at one of Boa Hancock's large, bulging breasts. Hancock herself was a bit taken aback for a moment, but then her lips curled upwards into a soft smile. She completely adored Luffy's affectionately stupid curiosity; it was just one of the many things she loved about him. It was like he knew everything, and yet nothing, at the same time. The fact he was actually touching her cleavage, something she had never allowed anyone to even stare at for more than a few minutes before, only made her heart b
Requiem: Death LettersRequiem: Death Letters3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leeds is the first awake. Shadows of his dreams still echo in his eyes when he paces into the kitchen and startles her.
"You're too quiet." She smiles.
He doesn't. "Did you sleep?"
"I couldn't," she says.
He just nods. She pours him coffee. He drowns it in milk and sugar. They welcome the morning in companionable silence.
"I wanted to be there for him." It's a whisper. He stares at the coffee mug in his hands, seeing something very different. "I saw him get hit. I wanted to be there so bad. I would have gone in, but Vance held me back. Probably saved my life.
"Zack." He stops, almost overwhelmed, then forces himself to go on. "I would do anything for him. I would die for him. But I couldn't be there." His eyes are rimmed with tears.
She lays her hand over his.
Leeds wipes his face.
FlawsMake up stains running down her face.Flaws2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That youthful light is gone.
She feels so out of place.
When all she sees is flaws.
Shame of a Broken HeartShame of a Broken HeartShame of a Broken Heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Time and time again I make this mistake,
fall hard and fast just to hit the ground.
My emotions refuse to remain quiet
when I open up to someone.
Trust is my biggest mistake in life.
I will never regret my choices
but I also wish I could learn from them.
Whats done is done and life continues
to go on at it's own pace.
Optimism Ludwig slouched wearily in his seat, letting the low voices of the others wash over him. His stomach acids were eating away at what was left of his stomach, and the sharp pain made him grimace as he rubbed at dry, bloodshot eyes. Europe was in a state of chaos, and it was only getting worse.Optimism3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
To his left, Feliciano sighed heavily. All of his usual cheer seemed to have leaked out of him, leaving behind a weakened, bruised husk of a nation. A gauze-covered gash on his smooth, young brow marked the effects of the Rome riots, and it continued to twinge painfully, reminding him that the matter was far from resolved.
"Are you feeling well, Italien?" the German asked, his formal tone masking his concern.
"No, Germania, I'm sorry " Feliciano murmured listlessly. "I feel really sick, but I'll be okay."
"Hang tight, Italia," Antonio winked from
Death Battle: Captain America vs. King BradleyDeath Battle: Captain America vs. King Bradley2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Steel: In the times of war, when the enemy has a crucial advantage, militaries work to create a super-soldier to help turn the tide.
Ray: In the era of both World Wars, none stand out better than these two, though.
Ray: Captain America, the First Avenger…
Steel: And King Bradley, Fuhrer of Amestris.
Ray: I’m Ray and he’s Steel, and it’s our job to gauge the strengths, weaknesses, weapons, and tactics of these two home-grown super soldiers to see who would win a DEATH BATTLE.
True Identity: Steve Rogers
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (1941)
Won crucial battles for WWII
Went toe-to-toe with several strong beings and held his own
Led the charge against the Registration Act
Ray: Steve Rogers was a frail and scrawny man growing up in the height of World War II. Wanting to stop the acts committed by the Nazis in Eur
What would the Freelancers do for a Klondike bar?At Freelancer commend, we asked the freelancer agents what they would do for a Klondike barWhat would the Freelancers do for a Klondike bar?3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So, what would you do for a Klondike bar?
South Dakota: Kill my brother
South: I mean kiss my brother.
North: ...I feel uncomfortable right now.
Me: You and me both.
Carolina: Do you think if I gave the Director a Klondike bar he would make me number one again!?
Me: Um, I don't know, maybe-
York: If I hold a Klondike bar to my eye, do you think it would help me see out of it?
York: Oh. Ok.
Me: Would you like a Klondike bar now?
Me: But what would you do for one?
York: ...Just give me the fucking bar
Washington: A Klondike bar!? Klondike bars are the worst bars ever. Of all ti-
[Tex punches him in the face]
Tex: DON'T BADMOUTH KLONDIKE BARS! I LOVE KLONDIKE BARS, BITCH!
CT: ....................what? I'm sorry, I can't think about ice cream right now. I'm too confused on how in the world that I'm a guy in season 7.
Two LoversTwo LoversTwo Lovers2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In an open glade, deep in the moonlit woods,
two lovers slip through the velvet darkness before the dawn.
Fog moves across the heath as slowly and silently as smoke.
It moves over the two lovers as they entwine themselves, become one.
This quite moment is one of love and forgivness.
As these lovers burrow their bodies in the sweet, lush grass
they hope they will never have to hear those ethereal chimes
calling them to the eternal peace of the silent grave.
Kataang ProposalAang took a deep breath and looked over himself in the mirror. He'd been traveling on and off for ten years, taking care of business as the avatar, settling disputes all over the world, helping Zuko build up the cities that had been taken and destroyed by the Fire Nation. Every time he had a moment to breath he would visit the South Pole. Toph had come here for a few years before Aang had asked her to help with the building of Republic City. Sokka was here until a couple of years before when he had married Suki and they had also gone to help in the rebuilding of the nations. Aang had just come from their home where he'd been able to meet their newborn baby girl. Sokka was a proud, doting father, Suki, a loving and protective mother. But the last of their group, Katara, lived here at the South Pole permanently. She had helped for a while, but then felt that she needed to return to her people and help her own culture rebuild what had been lost. Aang had visited many times every year, eveKataang Proposal3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Fortitude And Faith“Nileas!” Ausrius bellowed again. He could find no trace of his fellow, even with his enhanced senses, and helmet overlay. No trace of the daemon either.Fortitude And Faith3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He surveyed the cavern again, slowly re-examining all the corners. He checked the load in his bolter, and advanced, weapon at the ready, continuing to scan in visible light, infrared, and wireframe overlay. The ripples and folds of the tunnel played tricks on the mind, casting odd shadows and concealing entire caverns behind seemingly solid formations of stone.
“Nileas,” he voxed again. “Brother, do you copy?” Likewise the dense rock played havoc with the vox net. He had no contact with his squad commander, or Imperial forces on the surface, and, up until a quarter-hour ago, only intermittent contact with his battle brother, and that plagued by static. Now it seemed that too was gone.
The Empty ChildThe Empty ChildThe Empty Child2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear everything too loudly
I am falling apart
I grew up too fast
I am still a child
I cannot stand still
I see every detail
I cannot remember what I'm doing
I talk about dinosaurs and doctors and darkrooms
I cry for no reason
I do not have the ability to cry now
I see the world differently
I wish you saw it like me
I have a puzzle to put together
I wonder if you'll help me
I hear a song and must sing it
I see a picture and must take it
I see a world, a broken world
I want to fix that, too
I want to play
I need to work
I close my eyes and fall asleep
I remember everything
I forget my head
I stand in blue light
I see the world in shades of blue
I am lost
I have been waiting for you
I am the empty child
Are you my mommy?
Unlimited ForceUnlimited Force1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Warning: Contains pure awesomness and Stars Wars nerd themes along with romance and other forms of coolness!
To Madi (MtfoxX3)-Happy Birthday and I guess Merry Christmas too!!!! I hope you had a special day, and I'm thankful for the friends who reminded me it was your birthday and helped me make this possible. You've been a special friend, and I'm honored to know ya. Keep up the awesome artwork and just being a kind and supportive force here on DA! Thank you for your care and friendship to me, it's been a blessing! Enjoy the story. I hope that you don't mind Star Wars themed ha-ha!
I also want to give a BIG HUGGING THANKS to DANINJAMAN for helping me type this up . He's awesome and I urge you to go look at his cool profile! Love you Steven!
The metal sounded like a thousand little shards of glass were shattering, as the water droplets pelted the dark shuttle. Small, little hisses rang from the acidic rain that pounded on the hull. The shuttle flew across the yellow-tinted sky,
Ice in My HeartIce in My HeartIce in My Heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Day after day I feel the pain insideme grow.
It seems like just yesterday when you loved me
but now it feels like we are seperated by a wall.
A wall taller and thicker then the ones in China and Berlin.
My once open and passionate heart is dust on the floor
from trying to scale the wall and falling on the barbed
wire you built into the concret to keep others out.
I never held back but you never opened to me
and my love was wasted on a heart of stone and iron.
I gave you my all, my everything but only got pain.
So I put on a perfect happy mask every time i saw you.
I hid every emotion from everyone around me
so nobody would know how you made me feel.
Finally after all these years I found a person to accept me
as who I really, truly am, under all the lies.
Who could see beneath the masks to my pain.
He helped me see who I was, what no one else saw.
But in the end I will be all alone.
Every night I sleep completly alone and miss what could have been.
I feel the ice growing
ODST Brotherhood prolugeWell...its been a year since reach....since i lost many friends and family,since i lost the love of my live,and...since i nearly lost my entire squad.But,i made a soul promise,i'd protect them with my life. I've had to many losses,but that ends this day.Heh listen to me rant i forgot to introduce myself, my name is Jack Christopher noeland.I'm and ODST (orbital drop sock trooper)i was a army soldier on reach....but thats past me now,i cant tell you the horrible memories i saw on that planet.Well anyways let me give you the rundown.Im a commander,and im with a unsc division thats always been known as the best of the best 1st disivion wolf pack.In second in command,and my right hand man,is my childhood friend,Dibs dubbo.He's austrailian,mean,and ready to kill the covenant,just the soldier i need for the second in command.He carries a pretty mean shotgun,its from when we where on reach,the special thing about it,is that it as tree barrels on it.He regrets what happened to us onODST Brotherhood proluge3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Here, In My HandsH e r eHere, In My Hands2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In my hands
Barely holding on to my flushed fingertips,
Is a dream.
Just an ordinary day dream,
One held precious and known only to me
But within this fantasy, is a hidden promise
A promise and a question,
H e r e
I cup my hands and let the starlight ruffle it's feathers,
Like a bird of thread, with eyes of gold
Do you understand how fragile it is?
If you unravel it enough, you will find what's left of my heart,
Since I broke it in two for you.
H e r e
Underneath this twilight canvas,
I hold my hands up to you and watch your eyes change,
Don't you understand
Don't you even have an idea
Of what this delicate wisp of a daydream,