BloomBloom4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A gentle smile graced her face.
"I have something for you love." She whispered.
She cupped her hands beneath her breast and stared down at them peacefully.
Before he could grow curious, a brilliant scarlet rose appeared and began to slowly bloom beneath her fingers, it's silky petals a perfect contrast to the thorns that pricked her delicate and scarred fingertips.
A small drop of blood flowed from the tip of her finger to gently land on one of the flower petals, the color of her blood meeting the rose and blending instantly.
She lifted it to her nose to inhale the exquisite aroma.
She smiled before presenting it to her lover standing wide-eyed before her.
He slowly brought his shaky hands to reach hers, affraid that if he touched her or the rose, they would shatter or dissapear.
"Don't be afraid." She tenderly assured. He nodded and took the small rose in his hands.
"Thank you..." He replied.
She stretched her hand to gently caress his cheek.
"Sorry for the blood
Die deutsche Passion english translationDie deutsche Passion english translation2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
by Uwe Lammler
We live in tribes, where strife and envy
From the edge of history cries out for fratricide
We dream in forests with dense foliage,
In the fog and below the silence of the Rauhnacht,
We reign in legends, sung from far away,
Noone penetrates in the glow of our Sun Fire
And lately became a name our taint and reward
But even our becoming was always passion.
The wall of the Romans cut through our land,
The West and the South supported the enemy
And bought from outside with good profit
Amber and various household items made of tin,
But even the tamed in the Roman state,
Thought about renunciation and vile treachery,
Wakes up in the Cherusci the old teutonic spirit,
Varus will become the victim of the German passion.
Who doesn´t avoid horror, should be warned,
Death won´t be longer a suffering, the death will be passion,
Who stays close to the source, who gives birth to life,
Laughs at the fools who adorn shamefully themselves,
Barbar, which was meant a
Red Rose of BeautyRed Rose of Beauty3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Red rose of beauty
With thorns so sharp and yet leaves so fragile
Red like the purest blood.
So harmless, yet so harmful.
Red rose of beauty let me pick you with fragility, take care of you
with love and forever watch your leaves grow.
Red rose of beauty I will take care of you untill you wither.
Rigleen Story 2: DepressionRigleen Story 2: Depression2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
This morning, I was feeling awful. I felt I was swimming in an ocean of sadness, but
what I didn't know was why?I was on my way to work at the Coffee Shop so I had to get
act together or it will be bad for business. I walked inside and saw Margret cleaning
the tables and our two valuable customers; Mordecai and Rigby. I felt even worse after
saying his name in my head. They were both talking to one another, so I tried to use the
oppurtunity to get pass without getting noticed. I was almost home free, but ending up
failing when I heard Margret greet me. "Hey Eileen" she said with a big smile on her
face. I waved while giving her a fake smile to hide my sadness and proceeded tothe
kitchen. I began pouring coffee for the boys and a strange feeling came over me. I
quickly turned around and noticed Margret behind me, giving me a worried expression.
"Are you okay Eileen? You seem upset about something." I gave her another fake smile
so she wouldn't worry too much. "Ye
A Rigleen Story 3: ChoosingA Rigleen Story 3: Choosing2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I tried to stop thinking about what Mordcai said to me at the coffee shop, about me feeling guilty about doing those things to Eileen. I guess deep inside I MAY have some feelings for her, but not in THAT way. Wait or maybe I DO but.......AAAHHHH!! I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE!!
My brain was killing me. Arguing with myself did not help me at all. I decided to talk to Skips about this problem. Hopefully he has some spell or potion that will stop my madness and guilt.
"Hey Skips," I greeted him while he was meditating (like he does almost everyday). "I need your help with something." He opened his eyes and stood up. "Let me guess," he began. "You fell in love with Eileen and want to get over it." Was there really ever a reason to explain yourself to Skips. I'm not sure if he has supernatural powers is a crazy stalker O_O. And what's with the whole "fell in love" mess. Anyway, I just nodded and hoped he would
A Guardian's Story: Part 8 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 8)A Guardian's Story: Part 8 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When they woke up, both of the adult Bennetts gazed sadly at the portraits we had positioned so carefully near them; but I didn't sense any shift in their romantic auras. Still, I hovered nearby, keeping my bow drawn and aimed either toward the kitchen where Liz had started on breakfast or toward the bedroom where Jim was stalling before making an appearance. My arms were starting to get tired, and there was no sign of reconciliation by the time the kids slinked in for their meal.
I was invisible, but Jamie kept looking hesitantly at Jack and Sandy as if he was unsure whether or not to greet them. Sophie, however, brightened up and clapped her hands at the sight of them, then started peeking around corners and crawling under the table.
"Soph, hon, what are you doing?" Liz asked.
"Looking for the angel," she hopped up to look on the counter then turned right to Jack with her tiny fists on her hips, "Where's the angel?"
"There's no angel, dear. Now sit do
A Guardian's Story: Part 3 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 3)A Guardian's Story: Part 3 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"We have big problem, friend," North shook his head sadly.
"Families are falling apart and it's taking a toll on the children we protect," Bunny explained with difficulty, "The kids are losing hope."
"And the memories they're forming aren't nearly as happy," Tooth added.
I could see Sandy mentioning a problem with restlessness as well.
"They are hurting," tears glistened in Christmas spirit's eyes, "So they close themselves off to protect themselves. Close off to wonder, close off to happiness, close off to believing…because parents have lost love."
"You're talking about…" I swallowed the uncomfortable lump in my throat to push out the dreaded word, "…divorce?"
Everyone nodded sadly.
"And nobody can have fun during a divorce," Jack chimed in with hostility in his voice, before slamming closed the book in his hand and gliding down to join us again, "So what are you going to do about it?"
I hesitated, looking from one guardian to the next and finding a mix of
A Guardian's Story: Part 5 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 5)A Guardian's Story: Part 5 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As soon as we were right in front of the youngsters, I released my invisibility magic and watched as their little mouths dropped open and eyes grew wide.
"Pretty," the boy whispered.
"Are you an angel?" the girl tugged on my skirt, and I could hear Jack suppress a snort.
I descended a few inches so that my feet finally stood on the ice, then I knelt down to be at eye level with the children, "I'm not an angel. My name is Cupid. I'm the guardian of love."
"Your eyes are purple," the girl declared, then shuffled around to touch my wings, which I unfolded for her.
"Cupid," the boy repeated in recognition, "Like the one that shoots arrows?"
I nodded and patted the bow that stuck up from behind my back, "That's me. What are your names?"
"I'm Jamie Bennett and that's my sister Sophie," he answered, then a blush spread across his face and he lowered his voice shyly, "Miss Cupid, there's a girl in my class that I want to make a Valentine for next week…"
"Oh," I smile
A Guardian's Story: Part 13 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 13)A Guardian's Story: Part 13 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As soon as we were sure that Jim's destination was his house, Jack and I put on some speed to beat him there. It only took a couple seconds of eye contact to silently establish that this was a race; and then a few moments after it had begun, the race was already over as I brought myself to a halt on the Bennett's doorstep. Jack landed behind me, laughing happily and trying to look pouty all at the same time.
"That was too short of a distance," he protested, "We have to go somewhere where I can really ride the wind."
"You still wouldn't stand a chance," I rustled my wings for emphasis, "I can ride the wind too...when I'm not in a hurry."
"This isn't over," he shook his finger at me as we passed through the door and into the house.
The instant we were inside, we caught a brief glimpse of Jamie and Sophie clambering up the stairs towards their rooms with Tooth and Sandy disappearing after them. In the dining room we could see Liz sitting alone at the table, whi
Remains Of A FlowerRemains Of A Flower3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Remains Of A Flower
One by one
I love you so
Petal by petal
I want you to know
Second by second
I would never let you go
My sick heart clutched the surroundings on the inside
Filled with unseen love that can't make it's way to the outside
Unseen tears bide, along with these strong feelings that I try and hide
My whole body wants to just curl up every time I see you
Concealing the secrets within, I guess there's nothing else I can do
So like a human flower, the emotions I have for you just grew and grew
Never ceasing, never sleeping, never thinking of anything else
I hate this daydreaming, because I always self-consciously doubt myself
Dwelling over the fact that I never stood a chance at expressing what I really felt
One by one
I couldn't take it anymore
Petal by petal
I had to confess what I could no longer ignore
Second by second
I needed to say everything that I should've said before
But you stopped me, and didn't even give me a chance
You were like a frostbit
A Guardian's Story: Part 15 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 15)A Guardian's Story: Part 15 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sat on the cold roof and stared up at the moon in frustration, daring him to send me words of comfort; but he just stared back at me silently. Minutes passed without a sound or a movement. Fear and desperation tightened painfully around my heart as my mind raced through all the consequences of my failure. I needed advice or help. I needed a miracle. I needed the moon to tell me what to do.
“Why are you doing this to me?” I said out loud, the threat of tears causing my voice to waver, “After all our years as friends, why would you be silent now when I need you most? I have no idea what to do; I don't even know what went wrong. Why is this happening to me? Just tell me, and I'll fix it!”
“Why won't you talk to me?!” I cried.
After the echoes of my outburst had faded away, a soft voice spoke into my mind, Behind you.
I turned my head and caught a brief glimpse of unmist
A Guardian's Story: Part 4 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 4)A Guardian's Story: Part 4 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As we all started to head out of the library, I waved goodbye to my cherubs, "I'll send you guys assignments as they come to me, so be paying attention."
They saluted and fluttered off back to work, then I turned and trotted after the other guardians. North led the way up the stairs, and I noticed that the surface of my banister was coated with a thin layer of slick frost. That was going to make a nice mess as it melted. I shot a glare up at Jack's back, and he seemed to sense it because he turned his head slightly so that I could see his devious smirk. What was that kid the guardian of, anyway? Obnoxiousness?
When we got to the top of the stairs, we walked out into one of my rooftop gardens. This was where I liked to sit out at night and catch up with the man in the moon sometimes. He spoke to me often, or at least more often than he spoke to other guardians, so I'd heard. I don't know why our connection was deeper – perhaps bec
A Guardian's Story: Part 18 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 18)A Guardian's Story: Part 18 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The humans were having too much fun to notice the mysterious footprints appearing around them and the extra snowballs whizzing through the air. I had just blocked one of Jack's snowballs by shielding myself with my wing, but when I moved it again, a wild shot from Jim hit me right in the stomach. Jack started laughing so hard that he didn't even see my next attack coming until it splattered across his face. I dodged immediately, using Liz as a human shield until she darted sideways to hide herself behind the truck. Jim gave chase and I assumed Jack would come with him, so I ran around the vehicle as well. Suddenly a mound of snow fell straight down onto my head and I looked up in surprise to see Jack floating above me, pointing and laughing.
“No flying!” I yelled and leapt up to grab his leg and yank him back down.
I must have yanked a little too hard, because he gave a short cry just before being slammed face first into the powdery s
Peach Temptation The loudest thing the girl could hear was her footsteps. The house was in perfect condition, and reasonably priced, but she still couldn't understand why her parents wanted to live in such a large residence. She was an only child, and they were rarely ever home, so the house would be almost completely empty most of the time. They insisted that she'd be able to have parties here, but she knew no one in this strange town. The walls were dark, and most of the floors were wooden. Though she had objected leaving their old country side home, her parents didn't listen. They must have thought that the city would be good for her, that she'd meet more people. After a month of living there she still knew no one, and every day that passed made her miss her wonderful home by the lake.Peach Temptation2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her parents were out that night, having an anniversary dinner. Lonely and bored, the girl decided to look down the halls. Maybe she'd find a refuge, a sanctuary, or just a place where she could be happy. So far sh
A Guardian's Story: Part 7 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 7)A Guardian's Story: Part 7 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As soon as Jamie and Sophie finished their dinner, they rushed upstairs to where we were waiting.
Jamie's big brown eyes scanned the room hopefully, "Where's Cupid?"
Jack turned to me, "Come on, don't be invisible. That's just rude."
"It's not rude, it's cautious," I corrected him, even as I reluctantly faded into view for the humans, "Once I'm visible, anyone can see me; and just what are we going to do if the grown up Bennetts walk in and find me haunting their son's room?"
Jack laughed at the thought of it, but Jamie lit up with excitement and ran to his desk, where he began pulling out markers, scissors, and construction paper.
"Miss Cupid," he said, "I was hoping you could help me make the Valentine for Zoey. I want to draw a picture on it, and I was thinking–"
"Jamie, hon," I interrupted, placing a hand on his shoulder to calm him down, "I will absolutely help you with it, but not tonight. I need you and Sophie to go to bed as quickly as possible, so we
The ShadowA messenger, a God of DeathThe Shadow2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Watching your every step
Following your trail
Holding your fate
Clutching your soul
In his cold, dead hands...
Fire ChildYou told me not to go out at night,Fire Child3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because of the mangled corpse dumped at our neighbor's house.
But you know me,
And the crazy lurking behind these eyes.
You know I can't live without a little rebellion.
So build me a bonfire to dance around,
And I'll scream at the sky, crush stars beneath my feet.
Stack the branches high, let me climb to the top
And drop the match from hands soaked in gasoline.
You thought the purple haze was just a notion
In a dream-addled brain, nothing for the sane person to bother with,
And you were right!
So what does that say about us?
We lost the world before we found ourselves. (We just had to lose it all.)
It's not that we're losers ourselves;
We'll gladly tear the guts out of those who would subdue us!
It's that this world isn't ours, never was, isn't good enough.
It's that we're always out for more, ripping chunks from the universe
With teeth sharpened on a lack of remorse.
We'll ring our eyes in ash and scare the complacent from their beds.
A Guardian's Story: Part 17 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 17)A Guardian's Story: Part 17 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Waking up as a powerless spirit was a strange feeling, and I tried to remember if this was what it had felt like to be human. My muscles were sore, my body felt heavy and uncoordinated, and my wings were numb. Where my senses would normally be resonating with the harmonics of a thousand different compatible people about to meet, now I only felt empty stillness. The visions and information which usually ran through the back of my mind like a constant drone were eerily silent. I almost thought I'd become mortal again until Liz walked right through my body on her way to Sophie's bedside.
“Come on, Soph, time to wake up,” the woman said gently, “Becky's mom is giving you a ride to preschool this morning, and we don't want to make her wait.”
From the next room I could hear Jamie's voice call, “Mom, is it a snow day?”
“Snow!” Sophie popped awake and scrambled out of bed to run to her window.
“It's not a s
A Guardian's Story: Part 1 (Jack Frost x Cupid)When I was alive, I loved stories. It's one of the few characteristics I still maintain from my old self, even after all this time. I remember who I was and what I did, but I can't remember the feelings of being that girl. It's as if that life was the plot of just another book I've read - and it would have made a good book too. A pretty shepherdess maiden falls in love with a handsome young hunter in the wilds of old Britannia, but they lived under the rule of a cruel and greedy chieftain. When the hunter kills a deer from the chief's prized herd and goes into hiding, a search is conducted from house to house. Just as the hunter's hiding place is about to be discovered, the shepherdess cries out in confession, knowing full well that the punishment will be death. She spins a lie that she accidentally shot the deer with an arrow when she mistook it for a wolf coming through the thicket toward her sheep. The hunter's hiding place is never diA Guardian's Story: Part 1 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Guardian's Story: Part 16 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 16)A Guardian's Story: Part 16 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I couldn't remember the last time I'd shed a tear over anything besides a sentimental book here or there, so I had no idea I could even cry like this. It was uncontrollable and exhausting, and when the sobbing finally ceased, I felt completely empty. I relaxed my hands, only now realizing that I had been clutching fistfuls of the back of Jack's sweatshirt, and leaned back to support my own weight.
Jack's cold hands moved from my back to my shoulders to help steady me and he studied my face carefully, “Are you going to be ok?”
“I lost everything,” I whispered, trying to hide how hoarse my voice was now, “My senses, my arrows, and now my flight.”
I stretched out my wings and looked back at them to inspect the damage. They were thin and patchy, obviously missing a lot of feathers. It didn't escape my notice that my bow was now back in its holster behind me, tucked in through the tangled mess my hair had weaved itself in
A Guardian's Story: Part 11 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(Part 11)A Guardian's Story: Part 11 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh, Cupid, there you are!" Tooth squealed when I arrived back in the Bennett's living room, "I was about to send the fairies after you. Look!"
The ground below us was scattered with loose photographs, and in the middle sat Liz with an album on her lap. A wistful smile curled her lips as she studied the photo in her hand for a few long moments before sliding it back into the plastic of the album page.
"Haha!" Tooth laughed in delight, "All the happy memories – I think it's working!"
"It is working," I affirmed, feeling it now ever so faintly with my special sense, "Jim's already succumb to my shot, and Liz is open now, too. You're a genius, Tooth."
My bow was already in my hand, so I lifted it to aim at Liz's heart, a golden arrow appearing in my weapon as soon as I was at full draw. She picked up another photo and I fired. A dim glow spread over the woman's form as she let out a soft hum and pressed the picture against her chest for a moment.
"We've done it!" Too
A Guardian's Story: Part 6 (Jack Frost x Cupid)(part 6)A Guardian's Story: Part 6 (Jack Frost x Cupid)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Which way to the house?" I asked, making sure I was invisible again.
"We will take you," North said and led the way.
Bunny set Sophie down so she could join the boys' game, then bounded
after us. Coming out of the woods, we entered a quaint neighborhood
and approached a certain house with children's toys littered across
the muddy back yard. Without saying a word, we passed through the
wall and found ourselves in a kitchen where a woman was loading a
dishwasher with a very grumpy look on her face. Her arms and hands
were tensed as they worked and her jaw clenched periodically like she
was running through an argument in her head.
"Liz," I whispered as my sixth sense weakly picked up an informative
overview of her and I recalled the few chapters of her love story
which existed so far in my library.
The woman I was familiar with had been an energetic, bubbly girl at
heart. She was competitive in a friendly way and always up for a good
time. She broug