BareTwo hearts thud slightly off beat. Two chests pressed close, bare.Bare3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fingertips in all their subtlety, Brush ever so gently across
A blushing cheek. Eyes close, Tongues dance behind thirsty lips,
And trembling lungs draw quickly at heated air.
Bodies plead in Silent longing. Tongue-brushed lips
Caress one another. Limbs intertwine, seductive
Words exchanged with each Lingering touch.
Their breaths between them interchange form one chest
To the other. Wandering hands evoke tiny sounds
That slip under breath between timid lips.
Bodies tremble, unaware and afraid,
Driven by impulse, feeding from the urge.
Two hearts thud slightly off beat and two chests press close,
The Title Is A MysteryYesterday, I doubtedThe Title Is A Mystery4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Today, I just don't know
Tomorrow determines everything
But today, it seems to glow.
A week ago I cried,
Clueless of the world,
Wondering what confusing life
Into which I had been hurled.
A month ago was different,
Sad and full of stress,
Each day from school to home I'd go
And for hours I would rest.
At night when I would wake again,
I'd gaze up at the moon,
With a tears, I'd wish again,
That the light would shine through soon.
Yesterday, I doubted,
And today I just don't know,
Tomorrow, I'll know everything
But today just seems to glow.
To Go TogetherHe promised me forever...To Go Together4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Just me, only me.
I remember that I smiled,
Whispered, "Good, cause I'll love you always."
And he kissed my hair.
Our years went by, and I made a promise
I didn't want to make.
To stay alive, if he went first.
First, I refused, my heart already pained...
"Promise me," I heard him say,
"For I promised you forever and that promise,
It still holds true."
So I wiped a tear away, I grabbed his hand,
And with no promise of happiness, I said,
"I promise... though I'll grow more pained each day."
And he smiled, squeezed my hand, and said, "I'll love you always."
The years of our life went by,
And I begun to notice his pain.
Time and worried time again,
I'd ask if he was okay...
Each time, same answer,
But my concern didn't fade.
One day, towards the end of our life,
We both awoke in the middle of the night.
He took my fragile hand so gently,
And whispered,"It's my time..."
And I began to cry.
With the weakest of whispers, he said,
"Remember your promise...
And that yo
DimitriWander through the trees,Dimitri4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stare up at the pale blue sky,
Black branches out like claws.
Find you sitting, crying no tears,
Staring into nothing,
With a silver blade sliding
Across the smooth, pale skin
Of your arm.
Golden eyes wide but unseeing
As the blade cuts.
Blood drips slow but steady
Onto your old striped shirt
And I watch without words
As it seeps in- another stain of pain.
You've returned to your old ways
Your wicked, Dark ways of
Skin torn eyes unmoving and a
Look of pain and terror frozen on
Your sculpted face.
Your wings gone, and you'll no longer
You'll not be one of us again.
You've killed too many
Broken us all.
You were our downfall.
So be lost, keep cutting.
You'll not return to us again.
Heaven closes its gates to you
And we keep your wings locked away.
Philosophy or stream of consciousnessCan I not partake of the fruit of life itself and live believing the lies that everyone else is meant to take whole heartedly and never question?Philosophy or stream of consciousness3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Is it philosophy or is it rampant rambling of random realities that, I remember, are not real, but rather representations of repressed emotion?
With open eyes I belittle my own beliefs, believing that the belly of the beast, which I am meant brutally to slay, is brought upon us from behind. It is beneath benevolence. Or is it above?
Not quite intentionally, I inspire myself with inquisitions about the inherently invented world, in which this individual race places itself on a pedestal of inexplicable power.
It is a pedestal that prevents the pretentious people from assessing honestly their predisposed reign of power.
I am meant to slay that malevolent creature which, with malice, made its way into the marvelous and makeshift, meaningless hearts of meaningful people.
The majority of them pretending merry, and misinterpreting the meaning meant
RememberI hope and I prayRemember4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That things can work out between us,
That you don't have to leave us,
That there will always be an "us".
I won't ever stop trying
To go anywhere for you,
To do anything for you,
To give up everything for you.
I trust you with my life,
I Have complete faith in you,
That my words will be listened to,
So here's one more bit for you.
Remember that the only thing I want more
Than for us to be together,
Is for you to be happy, regardless
Of whether or not we're together.
LoveI admire everything about you.Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are beautiful.
You are smart.
You are open minded.
You have one of the only truly free spirits i know.
You are one of my only true friends.
You critique my work.
You help me find ways to better myself.
You have helped bring out the best in me.
You stay up and talk to me.
You listen to me.
You are there for me.
You encourage me.
You inspire me.
I love you.
Ancient InkIn the dark of the nightAncient Ink2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she found her strength.
Crumpled pages wet her fingertips
with voiceless words and unread wisdom.
Her weary eyes scanned the thoughts
of old for anything to grasp.
Something ancient gripped her spirit.
Those age-old words embraced her hollowed body.
She smiled and wept with her broken heart.
The fresh ink lead comfort to seep into her skin.
Something ancient gripped her spirit.
He held her as she wept,
and in the dark of night
she found her strength.
He whispered to her soul-
How To LiveLife is something precious,How To Live4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Something you should treasure.
Life is full of hardships,
But flows on like a vicious wave.
Life always has those moments,
The ones you don't want to end.
With all that life is, how is it lived?
Live like you will never die,
But it all will end tomorrow.
Smile until your face hurts,
And banish all your sorrow.
Love like nothing stops you,
With the whole of your being,
Cherish every memory,
And find light in all you're seeing.
Tell your loved ones how you feel,
Open up your heart,
If you live your life this way,
You'll accept a peaceful part.
The Porcelain DollIt was a foreign feeling. She had struggled all her life for something she couldn't quite name. Words seldom failed her, except in the instance of explaining herself. She didn't understand herself. Sometimes she thought she never would- but, now, that's a concept she was comfortable with. Comfort- maybe that's what she was looking for, or security, or self worth. In any case, now she had what she had so long yearned for; at least she was on her way. Her story isn't special. It isn't any more broken or heart-warming or unique than any human being on this earth. She's simply human.The Porcelain Doll2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Maybe we should start with the un-comfort. It's still hard to put into words- the person Sami used to be. Not that she was all that complicated, but that she was hurt. She needed, but she couldn't tell you what. She wanted but she couldn't tell you why. She had a huge family that loved her. They all wanted what was best for her. They doted over her, and praised her. It wasn't enough. They treated her like a po
Chick-fil-AI rode past your store.Chick-fil-A4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hungry and Bored
I was debating on stopping-by
My God those lines...
I still pulled into your lot
Found a spot in line.
Chicken and soda.
Extra waffle fries.
Damn the thought of it
Brought a tear to my eye,
The taste is just so divine.
Then I checked my facebook
As I waited for food.
An article on the Huffington Post,
Informed me that this line consisted of mostly homophobes.
5 million dollars donated to Gay-hate groups.
So I went next door
To get some Taco Bell.
No hate tacos
Sounded just as good.
sense and sensesMy tongue drips wet with gentle lyricssense and senses3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from a passionate soul.
My heart beats strong through the choking,
Burning heat of sorrow.
My fingertips paint the world transparent with words,
Both tender and rough.
My eyes speak ethereal, aching, and silent triumph
Over societal acceptance.
My feet hold ground through the stampede:
ruthless, mindless masses.
My ears ache under the pressing chaos
That constantly invades.
Slenderman -4-Slenderman -4-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Third Arc Begins.
The transition was even more abrupt this time. I found myself in a rainless thunderstorm, with strong wind and a gale of fallen leaves. I was on the ground in some forgotten city, all buildings in ruin. Large, bearded, rough-looking men were all over the place. A couple of them surrounded me, but they weren't trying to corner me. They were trying to protect me. Their backs were to me, facing one direction, and when I followed their gazes, I saw Slenderman... on a high-wheeled, penny-farthing bicycle.
Then this whole battle started. The bearded guys around me all got their hands on their own penny-farthing bikes and started charging at Slenderman, whose objective was getting to me. Momentarily disoriented, I found my own penny-farthing bicycle, mounted, and tried getting away. No matter how far I rode, the battle was right behind me. My bearded allies weren't that competent against Slenderman. He always got around them somehow, and remained
Slenderman -Final-Slenderman -Final-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He backed away and straightened. He had a visually-disappointed frown on his face and he ran away, losing interest in me. Finally!
When Slenderman left, he never appeared again. I expected to be sent back with full-consciousness to RMC, but I wasn't. Instead, shortly after the monster gave up on me, an older man came up to me. He looked like a director, especially someone I recognized as some extraordinary horror writer. It was either Stephen King or Tim Burton, but I didn't know at the time. He only had this familiar vibe about him.
"How did you get mixed up with the likes of Slenderman?"
So I told him that he suddenly appeared. The man also asked me if there were other victims, and I counted them off. Teenagers, like myself. Many bearded men. The director nodded his head in understanding, as if he wrote the plot of my dream. I had this revelation and demanded who he was.
He suddenly transformed into a pig and gave me a cynical look. It all looked so animated, cartoonish.
Slenderman -1-Slenderman -1-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Third Person Point of View.
I was walking through a small passage that connected one crescent road to another. I was walking with a bearded, middle-aged man, and I think I recognized him as a neighbour (he had that familiar feel about him). He was carrying a garbage bag, which made me wonder why he was going to such lengths to take out the trash. We walked on, when from across the street an elderly woman called out to us. She beckoned us toward her, to a diorama she had set up in her garage. The whole display seemed very inviting.
"Can magicians talk with normal people?" my neighbour asked me. I shrugged.
"I don't see why not."
We crossed the street and stepped into her garage. She stood behind the table as if she was selling something, or presenting. It was the latter of the two, because she went into length about the scene she created. Essentially, it was a model of a small village, with circular, domed houses and buildings. I don't remember exactly everything s
Slenderman -3-Slenderman -3-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I actually never thought of that before.
In his pondering, he ceased his hold on the boy he possessed. The person got up and tried to run. Slenderman got back to his senses and jumped to his own feet. He almost caught the boy again when I stepped out of my circle in the opposite direction. I saw my chance to escape and took it. He sensed that and turned to me, but I was too far away now. He stood there, torn on who to pursue.*
*Because of this, both the boy and myself managed to get away. This may have infuriated Slenderman.
Another, more abrupt time-lapse took place. I saw the images of myself finding hiding places in classrooms, but shortly ditching them, regardless if Slenderman was anywhere nearby. I finally found myself in a strange, blank room that reminded me of a nurse's office. I found all of the other teens from before there, lying on their backs. They were all lying on their own salt pinnacles, and I found one for myself. In time, too: Slenderman was in the open
Slenderman -5-Slenderman -5-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I really question your taste in food!"*
*Monster Rancher is an animated show from my childhood. I rewatched it recently with my brother, which could explain why this was influenced.
For some reason, the refreshment table was on a higher level, because I had to jump down onto the main stage. I shoved the pretzel in front of Suezo's eye.
"I need this! You hear me?" I practically shouted. I felt delirious. "The Slenderman's after me, and I need something with salt, and"
I look to the entrance of the amphitheater and beheld an unusual and morbid sight. I saw Slenderman standing there, but with no head on his shoulders. His head was in the hands of one of the rough-looking bikers who were fighting him. Slenderman took back his head, and the biker's eyes rolled back and he toppled forward, dead. Slenderman put his head back on his neck, his connection audibly known by a few cracks. Then he proceeded to approach the stage. There was nothing stopping him now. It was up to me to e
psalms written by palmsCecil spoke with his hands, and when he did, it looked like magic. I was always stumbling for words while he made them out of thin air, shaping molecules into sounds so quiet they could only be seen. I wanted my fingers to dance like his, but they felt clumsy and heavy. But he always smiled when I tried, and his hands smiled back.psalms written by palms7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There were nights when the only way I could speak was in sideways glances, and his fingertips would whisper secrets across my collarbone, always slow and soft and quiet.
On the beach, he presses his palm to mine in a classic and immediately intimate gesture. I use my hands to sculpt sandcastles while his knuckles crack poetry into their foundations. I let my body heat up as much as it can in the sunlight, my hair running down my back and keeping it warm like a solar-powered blanket.
Cecil keeps looking up at me, inviting me to watch his dance, to share it, but I dont feel like stumbling, so I look down. The words I cant say have been twisting in m
How to Write a NovelOr at least how I plan to write my novels. Right now I'm tweaking a novel for release (aka Fine Drafting it). No matter how essential this step is, fine drafting a book doesn't feel like real writing, so I thought I would flex my writing muscles by trying to recapture what it took to bring this book into existence. What burbled up from the morass seemed about as wiry as Jeffy's run through gangland in the Family Circus cartoon that never made it to print (ask your parents kids). So. I decided to iron the process out and streamline the steps into what you might call "Ikea Instructions for Writing a Novel" a short simple guide to the mechanical side of bringing a book together.How to Write a Novel6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
One word of warning though, some of this is untested advice. It is a combination of the way I did it as well as the way I now see that I should have done it. Whether or not it actually works I won't know until after I write the next book. So take what you read here with a grain of salt.
From The DarkFor so long, I walked a dreary path.From The Dark4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fog shrouded a world I longed to leave.
For so long, nothing was beautiful.
The world appeared veiled and gray
And all I craved was the smallest glow-
The smallest sign this world could be happy.
After a forever of hoping and wishing,
Dreams, to me, soon became reality.
From the dark oblivion I emerged
And overthrew the veil.
This new world flooded with color
So opposite to my old, melancholy world.
I found I could sing and laugh and smile
And see my new world with dancing eyes.
I could be happy, and I could stay so.
From the dark, I emerged.
To The Heartbroken written 11-14-11Through these times,To The Heartbroken written 11-14-114 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Such times of hardship
We must pull through
To win this fight.
Through the days
We shed our tears
For our pain is much too strong.
We will join hand in hand
And somehow we will carry on.
We will live as if happy,
We will smile like nothing's wrong
But we know we will give up soon
For we were never too strong
We grow weak
From our hopelessness
We will live without our hearts
We will wish for the beginning,
To have turned away at the very start.
In our times of painful silence
Where we know not what to do...
We soon wish for our happy endings...
The lives we wish to spend with you.
They would never say these...Things ToA characters would never say when they're saneThey would never say these...9 years ago in Humor More Like This
1. Asch: Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
2. Van: I ADMIT IT!!! I'M A CRAZY PSYCOPATH!!!ELEVEN!!!!11!
3. Tear: Omg, grrrrl!
4. Florian: LOLOLOL!! U ALL SUXERS!! KISS MY A** LOSERS!!!
5. Luke: I LUV YOU MIEU!!!
6. Mieu: I must kill Master.
7. Arietta: Omigod! This fur coat is soooo pretty! And comfortable!
8. Sync: The world is soo good to me! I love everyone!
More if popular!
:EnGarde- Ch 5::EnGarde- Ch 5:4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"A baseball game? Why would I go to a baseball game? I don't watch baseball I don't know anything about it." Caleb complained to himself. "Why did I say yes? Alec and I don't have anything in common. I know it won't work out between us. I don't even know if I... go that way. But I promised him a chance"
Without warning, Caleb felt his legs suddenly get caught and he fell forward over a low coffee table, his shins throbbing.
"AH FUCK IT ALL!" He shouted, kicking the table and then cradling his now sore toes. His head shot up when he heard the doorbell ring. His heart immediately beat faster as he made his way to the front door.
"I got it Ed!" He shouted before grabbing the handle and pulling it open, revealing Alec wearing a jersey and dark skinny jeans, his baseball cap shrouding his hazel eyes in shadow.
"Hey!" He said, excitedly, waving a little flag. "You ready to go?"
"Hold on a sec," He said, bitterly, slamming the door sh
:Forbidden- Ch 6::Forbidden- Ch 6:4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Even though I was frozen in place on the seat of the Ferris wheel, my mouth curved into a warm grin.
"You like me?" My voice quivered and I licked my lips, hoping to get a taste of Talen's Chap Stick from them.
"Yeah," Talen chuckled a bit, rubbing the back of his head. "I thought I was straight before I met you."
My eyes widened and I straightened up a bit.
"Seriously? I... I turned you?!"
Talen laughed and wrapped his arm around me as the Ferris wheel came to a stop part way to the ground.
"Well, when I first met you, you were just so cute, what with the red cheeks and the way you were so terrible at making stuff up."
My face flushed in embarrassment at the memory.
"And the more we hung out, the more I couldn't stand to be away from you. You were the only person who could make me smile and laugh like that, besides my brother. And I fell for you. Pretty hard, actually. So... what I'm trying to say behind all this corny shit. Will you go out w