Eagle's LullabyA tree stands by the waters edgeEagle's Lullaby6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tall and proud and strong
And on a limb there sits a nest
And from this nest a song
It doesnt sound like much at first
Just chirps and squeaks and cries
But listen closely and youll hear
A tale from the skies
It all begins with two young chicks
At their parents side
Learning all they need to know
To live and to survive
Fly high and free, and eagle says
Take every chance to dive
Eat many fish so you will grow
And proudly you will thrive
As great bald eagles you are seen
As symbols of a nation
Power, honor, strength we have
We have survived throughout the years
Through trials caused by man
And like the people of this land
We always rise again
As long as you are in this nest
Theres no need for alarm
Well guard you from all predators
And keep you safe from harm
Soon youll fly away from here
And leave this place to roam
But you will come again someday
Because this is your home
And you will tell you
Lay Me DownLay Me Down1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Lay me down
On a bed of thorns,
That I might suffer
For my sins.
Bring my enemies,
One by one,
So they might see
That no one wins.
Take from me
This heavy burden,
All the guilt
And all the pain.
Raise me up
And dry my tears;
Can stop the rain.
Lay me down
On a bed of roses,
Free my soul,
Make it clean.
You're the one
That I believe in;
You're the one
That I have seen.
Ispirare LimerickIspirareIspirare Limerick3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sinnocently of Chicago
This groups mighty creator
From the windy city
No group is greater
Relinquishing the rights
She has to digress
After work at nights
She has to de-stress
Wants to cut her hair
And someday be a mother
Waiting for a proposal
From her significant other
PomPrint's in Scotland
Mending his plaid kilts
They're all torn and tattered
From wearing his stilts
Don't know what's under there
But when nature calls
You better be careful
Of your dangling belt
Sometimes he's ired
He likes little dogs
But they get so darned tired
From retrieving his logs
Walk past his window
Look through his door
and you will probably catch him
Playing Wild Boar
Dallas is the home
Of our boy ShippD
Not quite a gnome
But still pretty shifty
He knows what he wants
He knows what he likes
Instead of dating the girls
He's home playing with trikes
On his computer - 3D
He' trying to render
A new gas tank
Or a new front fender
PseudoSiren the artist
The female unknown
Who follows the
A Whole New Game- Chapter 28 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 28 -A Hunger Games Story10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 28: Voices and Rats
We walk in silence through the rest of the tunnels. Gale leads ahead with a map in hand while Cato lags behind. Every few seconds Cato looks up at the ceiling, expecting it to collapse again.
When the tunnels had collapsed earlier, Gale, Cato, and I were separated completely from the rest of the group. Unfortunately, now we must have to find a new route to the surface, but even with the map, twists, turns, and cave-ins lead us to dead ends.
Gale stops at a fork in the tunnels; I shine my light on his map for better view.
"The path on the right should lead us directly to the surface-"
"Shh! Did you hear that?" Cato suddenly interjects.
Our eyes fly up to the ceiling.
"No, it's coming from the tunnel on the right. It's like a hiss or something," he whispers.
I listen carefully, hearing the noise he had insinuated. It sounds much like a reptilian hissing, though eerily human at the same time.
"Left tunnel, now," Gale says urgently.
We sprint down
Only if for a night.And I heard your voice, as clear as day and you told me I should concentrate. It was all so strange and so surreal that a ghost could be so practical.Only if for a night.1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Darkness, you know, is relative.
To Cato, stumbling around, alone and enveloped in night in the middle of the arena, it was certainly far darker than it had been the previous night. The trees and their branches seemed to reach out, snatching at his jacket viciously, trying to pull him back as the wind screamed around him, whipping his face and making him gasp out loud as he pulled forwards. He didn't know where he was going, or why he had to keep moving but that didn't seem to matter. His feet just kept on moving, hammering the stones beneath them until he could feel the blood stinging on the soles of his feet.
It was almost a relief when the rain came.
Cato stopped where he was, in a small
Survive Ch. 27Survive Ch. 271 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 27: Torment . . .
Emily didn't eat a thing since she got back from the Capitol . . . she didn't want to eat or drink anything . . . she just wanted to die . . .
After three days, she heard a knock on the door. She groaned and rolled off her couch before she made way to the door. Just leave me alone . . ., she thought to herself before she opened the door to see her mentor, Phox. "What?"
"Well hello to you too darling," he eyed her and threw her a loaf of bread. "Got you something to eat"
"Not hungry . . ." she interrupted and threw it back at him.
"Don't be difficult," Phox said and shoved it into her arms, "You haven't been out in three days . . ." He stopped and looked into her kitchen. "And by the looks of it you haven't been eating either."
"I'm fine, Ph
.:Clato Fanfiction:. Chapter 2 We walked together to the town square, a stunned silence between us both. Not a word was said until we reached our separate ways..:Clato Fanfiction:. Chapter 21 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Good luck, Cato." I said softly. He nodded and squeezed my hand. I watched him walk to the boys line. The women at the desk took my blood, and sent me forward. I waited with the other girls, and soon, the district 2 capital representative, Avalon, walked onto the stage.
"Happy Hunger Games!" She cried, her bright orange hair shining brightly in the sun. Everyone stared up at her, expressionless. She cleared her throat and nodded, showing us the clip from the capital, explaining the games. I had butterflies in my stomach. I wasn't sure whether or not I should volunteer. I started to feel sick.
"Well now, let's start with the boys this year!" Avalon said in her shrill voi
.:Clato Fanfiction:. Chapter 3 We were taken into the boxcar by Avalon and our mentor, Rylee. I fell asleep almost immediately, and when I woke up, I found that I was slumped onto Cato's shoulder. He looked over at me and smiled a little..:Clato Fanfiction:. Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Your awake." He noted. I groaned and rubbed my head.
" I've been having awful nightmares." I said.
"At least your awake now." Cato said and put his arms behind his head.
"Like that's any better " I sighed. Cato put his arms down and wrapped them around me. I clung to him and squeezed my eyes closed.
"Cato, I'm so scared," I whispered. "Only one of us is coming home You are my best friend." Cato stroked my hair comfortingly, and gazed at me with suddenly calm grey eyes.
"I want to b
AloneAlone2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Feeling alone is a pain deep inside
It hurts more than any physical wound
It is a hard burden to carry
It's like standing in the dark
Or losing something you loved
No one is there to comfort you
The only medicine to this pain
Is a love that comes from others
A love that you can't give yourself
Being alone is like a disease
It can kill your soul
Make you feel dead inside
No one is there for you
You are an outcast
You are shoved from the crowd
You are avoided by others
A Whole New Game- Chapter 25 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 25 -A Hunger Games Story11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 25: The Beginning of the End
I see my father fall, he had tried to cover my mother, but she falls too, back into nothingness. I hear two cannons. I look for the killer, and find the peacekeeper. Without hesitation, I lift up my arm, ready to fire, but he holds something, no, someone. Samantha, small and struggling, with a gun pressed to her temple. Time stands still, the only movement is the icy flakes swirling lightly down from the dark grey clouds.
"Make any move, and she joins your parents" the man says, but it is not his voice. It is President Snow's: as bitter and cold as the ice all around. He begins to laugh, his laughter like that of shattering glass, and then they are gone. I am buried by snow and echoing laughter.
I sit up quickly in my bed, and hit my head on the ceiling. I breathe hard in a cold sweat. I shake my head trying to push the dream from my mind. I've had it almost every night now. But I can't dwell on it, or else my thoughts go to dar
Kaleidoscope.His memories of her came back in a kaleidoscope of colours. Every flashback, every echo that wrapped itself around his mind and hung there like a promise about to be broken was always in the most sparkling of technicolour. After his parents had died, he'd only seen them in black and white images, still life drawings in his dreams, that had dimmed and faded as he got older, but with her the moving pictures just grew brighter with every day he spent without her.Kaleidoscope.1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Colour in itself created a memory of her in front of him; colour was always something she loved. When they had been children, she'd always worn a coloured ribbon to hold her wiry ebony hair back from her face, a different colour every day. He recalled all of the shades carefully, a roll call in his mind; red and blue, purple and pink, green and yellow. He had to keep on remembering. Remembering kept you from forgetting. Once they were older, she'd worn the same colours in her dresses, woven into the materials of wonderful full sk
.:Clato fanfic:. chapter 5 I woke up in the morning, finding that we had arrived at the capital. There were people cheering for us from the point when we stepped of the train, to when we got to our building. Cato and I were pulled away from each other once again and put into different rooms. They sent in our stylists to begin "beautifying" us. They pulled at my hair and waxed every inch of hair off me. I didn't know why it was so important for me to look pretty when I would be killing people, but I went with it. They applied a fair amount of make-up onto me, making me seem more tan and my eyes brighter. My hair was weaved into an intricate braid that let out at my back, falling to perfect ringlets. I had never felt more beautiful. When we were reunited, Cato and I took a few minutes to just marvel at each other..:Clato fanfic:. chapter 51 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You look... Amazing..!" I said, lost for words. Cato's eyebrows had been perfected, his teeth whitened and muscled see
CLATO Part 15Clove POVCLATO Part 151 year ago in Profiles More Like This
I walked off of the brightly lit stage and sat back down next to Marvel and now, an empty seat where Cato would have been sitting if he wasn't next to Ceaser right now. "You did good." Marvel half smiled
"Err... thanks Marvel, so did you." I nodded awkwardly and tried to avert my attention over to the handsome young man next to Ceaser.
"Now, Cato. What is your weapon of choice going to be once you get into that arena?" Ceaser leaned onto one of his knees away from Cato playing up the ruthless killer thing.
"Well, I'm a master of pretty much every weapon that you could provide but simply my favorite would be a spear or a sword." He nodded and looked into the audience.
Ceaser nodded "Well, do you have anyone that you are fighting for back home."
"Ceaser." Cato looked at him "In District 2 we don't really have time for love. We are to busy being the best we can possibly be."
Ceaser nodded when Cato's buzzer rang. "Oh! Thats all the time we have for now Cato. Good betting here fo
.:Clato Fanfiction:. Chapter 4 Later that night, when I was relaxing in my room, Avalon came up behind me..:Clato Fanfiction:. Chapter 41 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Clove, Hun, your father is on the phone." she said quietly. I raise my brow, expecting a trap or some sort of trick.
"That's illegal." I said, not even looking at her.
"Not when it's an emergency," she said. This time I turned towards her. She handed me the phone and leaves the room. "Hello?" I said quickly.
"Clove, honey..?" My father sounded as if he had been crying.
"Dad? Are you ok?" I asked.
"Clove, your mother was in an accident today." My father said, fighting tears I could tell. "Clove . She has passed." I dropped the phone to the floor. The world se
.: Clato fanfiction:. Chapter 1(clove POV).: Clato fanfiction:. Chapter 11 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today was the reaping. A crucial moment in every careers life. You volunteer when you feel ready, when you feel you can make it out alive. My parents didn't know I would be volunteering today. I had trained for the moment since the age of 5, and I knew I was ready. Suddenly, there was a knock on the doorframe of my opened front door. I look up to see my best friend, (AND biggest crush), Cato's masculine face smiling at me from the doorway. Cato and I had been close ever since we were paired up together for training when we were younger.
"Hi Cato," I said with a smile. Cato walks into the house, grinning broadly.
"Hey, Clover." He teased. He always had teased me about my name, and ever since, that nick-name had developed. "Think fast!" We had both been trained to always be aware of our surroundings, always on our toes, so I didn't need the warning to see hi
A Whole New Game- Chapter 27 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 27 -A Hunger Games Story10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 27: Crumbling
I hold onto Rue tightly and just before I pull away I hear a trembling voice behind me. It is so strained that it is hard to make out who it belongs to. But I instantly know who it is.
"K-Katniss?" I turn around to see those familiar crystal blue eyes and golden blonde hair. Peeta. I study his face in disbelief. He's obviously been crying because his face is bright red and his eyes are all puffy. Before I can even react, I feel his warm arms engulfing my body in a strong hug. I stand there, breathless.
"I-I thought you were dead..." He says, trembling. "I was so worried. I-"
I interrupt him mid-sentence with a kiss. Until now, I've never meant it when I kissed him. It was never this...real. But now I know how I really feel about him. I know that I need him. I look him in the eyes then whisper in his ear so faintly that my voiced could've been mistaken for a gust of wind. But I know that he heard. He heard those little words that mean so much.
A Whole New Game- Chapter 24 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 24 -A Hunger Games Story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 22: An Issue of Trust
I stand, staring at the mirror. The person staring back is not me.The weak, small, starving girl from District five is no more. A stronger, scarier girl takes her place. Firm muscles replace skin and bone, a determined scowl holds the front where frightened eyes once lay. My features are the same: red hair, green eyes, freckles everywhere; but I am not the same person.
Two weeks have passed since the other tributes received their weapons. Two weeks of training; from 5:00 in the morning, to10:00 at night.The training, in no other words to put it, was hell.
Workout drills, weapons practice, lectures on tactics. From running five miles everyday, to assembling a gun under a minute, to cramming hundreds of military terms and tactics in our brains. Every precautionary measure was taken to ensure that upon entering the Capitol, with what few weapons and force we had, we would at least be prepared.We may have started out as tributes, but we have beco
A Whole New Game- Chapter 23 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 23 -A Hunger Games Story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 23: Nothing Left to Lose
Beeeeep! Beeeeep! Beeeeep!
"You have got to be kidding me!" I hear Eleanor shriek. Suddenly, I see a pillow fly towards the alarm, though it continues its harsh blare. The lights switch on as they have every day for the past two weeks.
Instead of getting up, I just lie still, staring up at the ceiling.The tears that drenched me last night do not appear. It's as if my eyes have completely dried up. Sorrow is replaced with a hollow feeling, as if a hole is gaping through my chest. And I know exactly what is missing, or rather, who.
Samantha consumes my thoughts. I miss her more and more every day. She didn't have the red hair like my mother and I, but shared the same brown waves of my father. Her eyes, like mine, were green, but had flecks of yellow, almost like sparks.
Before my parents died, she was just my sister, but the more I took care of her, the more she became like my own child. My own child that was ripped away from me.
A Whole New Game- Chapter 20 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 20 -A Hunger Games Story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 20: A Foul Amoung the Flock
Hope. Just a tiny glimmer of it sparks in each of us now that we have a plan, an extremely dangerous plan. But it's enough to take away some of the dread that has been filling our hearts since the announcement. And I would finally see Prim once again.
But there is one thing I have to do before this all begins. I have to tell Rue that her whole family has been captured by the Capitol, and that she might die.
I walk slowly to her room, dreading the news I bring.The doctors had told me that she had been improving greatly, but she still shouldn't be moving around too much.This worries me. All of the tributes would be required if this were to work, and Rue was no exception.
I pull back the curtain to find her sitting up in a sterile white bed. "Rue-" I begin.
"I already know," she says quietly. Now that I look, I see her eyes are wet. "What are we going to do?" Her voice breaks.
I bend over and nearly bury her with a hug, "I'm so sorry Rue,
A Whole New Game- Chapter 22 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 22 -A Hunger Games Story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 22: Alone and Afraid
Trying to go to sleep was impossible. Gimpy above me wouldn't stop making insubordinate sobbing noises, her metal arm clattering against the sides of the bed as she twisted and curled amongst the covers, wincing and moaning in her sleep.
Honestly, she needs get over it. I'm not even sure who she wanted back so badly, but they couldn't be that important. I wanted to shove a rag in her mouth so I could get some sleep, but that new arm of hers made me uneasy. I saw her burn a hole through a guy with a simple flick of a wrist. I'm sure I could take her out anyway, but I am far too tired and uncaring to bother.
I finally give up and make my way to Cato's room. Hopefully Neanderthal is a heavy sleeper. Maybe I'll be lucky and find that he has gone over to Clove's room for tonight. Do they do that? I don't really know if they're sleeping together yet, or at all. Hm. Shame.The only time the kid might ever get laid, and it's got to be with that whor
A Whole New Game- Chapter 21 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 21 -A Hunger Games Story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 21: The Last Rescue
Did I feel betrayed? A little. It's not as if I knew Alec. He was just Gale's annoying assistant.There was bound to be a traitor in that huge underground district. I guess I had just not expected someone so high up.
But betrayal is nothing compared to the dread that consumes me.We had all noticed a far greater problem the second the hovercraft doors had shut. Samantha is not here. None of the families are here. Not only had we been betrayed, but tricked as well, and now we are headed back into those horrid Games again, all the while our families lie hidden somewhere in the Capitol scared and alone and still very much in belief that we are dead. Soon they will be right.
This is exactly what I should have expected.
They had placed us all in different cell rooms down different hallways. Each were sealed with thick clear glass, most likely sound proof, as it was silent except for the sound of my own erratic breathing. Hours go by. Horrible, quiet h
A Whole New Game- Chapter 19 -A Hunger Games StoryA Whole New Game- Chapter 19 -A Hunger Games Story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter19: A Plan
My eyes feel like they are glued shut. At first it seems like it is physically impossible for me to open them, but soon I have managed to pry them apart.
I'm in a different room then before. I try to sit up to get a better look, but find that impossible. Every single muscle feels like they have a dead weight on them. I feel exactly like I did the first day I woke up after the arena; drowsy, confused, and in pain. Only now the pain is dull, and instead of waking up with a bloodied stump, a shiny new arm has taken its place.
I manage to lift my head to get a better look at it. It's my skin tone, a bit tan, even with detailed freckles,. The detail was incredible. All the lines and wrinkles of my knuckles showed, I even had nails.
I touch it with my left hand. I am surprised at the texture. I thought it would feel like metal, however, as I touch it I feel a texture like soft rubber, almost human like. Amazed, I try to move it, however it remains as lifeless