All I Will Ever BeWhat I amAll I Will Ever Be2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
is nothing more than a grain of sand
in a desert filled with endless dunes.
I am nothing
compared to the endless oceans
that are filled with endless depths.
I cannot compare
to the trunks of the trees,
for they will always reach what I cannot.
Nothing am I
to the solar eclipses,
which will cover more than my mind ever will.
Nor am I
the same as any human being,
for I am just me, and that is all I will ever be.
BarrierA wise man once said,Barrier2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Do not fear the storm,
for it is in you,
and you alone can calm it."
Though branches may break,
and trunks may fall,
it is not the end,
and you have the control.
As harsh as life may be,
wind and rain is not the barrier;
It is the road,
and a new path can always be made.
Dear Teen MeDear Teen Me,Dear Teen Me2 years ago in Letters More Like This
Congratulations, you didn’t turn out to be as much of a bitch as you thought you would. This really isn’t a huge accomplishment, but I do remember you always being nervous that people would never get along with you because they thought you were mean. I’m sure a great deal of this fear derived from being born in Russia. Although you came to the United States when you were five, many people treated you different from the natural born citizens. Trust me, when you are older everyone will think being a Russian is “awesome,” not something they should fear or tease you for.
As you get older, you will learn that you care more about the issues around the world. I know when you were in 9th grade, you said that you “couldn’t care less about the people around you.” This is not how you will think in a few years. Many things will change; some changes may even surprise you. You know how you wanted to be a film producer? Well you can throw
Crude and Prude I spent most of the morning washing my hands. By the time I had finished they were as red as a blushing virgin ordering a medium rare steak from a busty waitress at Hooters. The reason I washed my hands so much was because I had a fear of being contaminated, which alone would keep me virginal. Not that being a virgin was bad, but it seemed like I was the only one. Most of my friends had “popped their cherries” halfway through high school, labeling me the prude of the group.Crude and Prude2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I was not a prude. I just wasn’t interested in having sex with most of the students that went to my school. The “swag” that seemed to constantly leak from the manboys made me want to glue my clothes to my body, rather than throw them off. There was only one boy that I had ever considered sleeping with, but he turned out to be gay. Typical.
Before I went off to college, I had promised my small group of friends that I wouldn’t graduate
Avril + Dani: Expelled (Part 4) "How could you do this to me?" Dani's mom finally said.Avril + Dani: Expelled (Part 4)4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Excuse me?" Dani questioned back, "Do what to you, mom?" she paused. "Ruin your reputation?..Because I believe I'm the one who is being expelled from school and probably being charged with rape." Dani let out a breath and looked her mom in the eyes. "You don't care that I'm being expelled, you care that I might be a Lesbian." Her mom looked away sharply.
"Dani..." Her mom started to say.
"No mom," Dani interrupted, "I get it, you just don't want to be seen in public with your only child, who just happens to be gay."
"So it's true." her mom said.
"What?" Dani shifted a little.
"My Daughter's a fag." The word fag stabbed Dani in the heart. Tears began to run down her face, but she did
Sea"Little girl, come to me,"Sea3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Said the ever whispering sea
"Take my hand and you shall find,
more than just a peaceful mind."
"No," she said and cast a stone
"I am not ocean borne"
"You always lie, but never see,
what you actually do to me."
The sea came in like a raging beast
"Now I shall have you as a feast,"
"I cannot lie, I am the sea,
where is your savior, where is he?"
The girl could not yell, she could not fight,
the sea held onto her with all its might
"You can have my body, but not my mind,
A piece of me will forever be left behind."
"Very well, you are mine,
your mind it lacks, but your body is fine."
The girl was never seen again,
not by woman, child or even men.
Avril + Dani: The Problem With Denise (Part 13) Avril held onto the glass of milk as if she were about to crush it between her hands and sprinkle the fine power onto the floor. She hadn't liked where the conversation had gone. Dani had run out of the room and out of the house in tears. Her mom, Denise has stood there smiling nervously as if laughing it off would make the problem go away.Avril + Dani: The Problem With Denise (Part 13)3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Every part of Denise made Avril shiver in disgust. She was even more disgusted in herself for acting like that bitch to Dani. If she had defended Dani, maybe she wouldn't have run out. "Why do you act like that towards Dani?" Avril asked hesitantly.
"What do you mean, 'Act towards Dani'?" Denise continued scrubbing the counter top even though she had gone over them several times. "I treat Dani exactly how she deserves to be treated."
Devil's LullabyStones, stones grinding bones,Devil's Lullaby3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Devil will cry over the moans
Fires, fires burning the faces,
Devil will put your body in cases
Tender, tender is the meat,
Never have you tasted so sweet
Lovely, lovely is your heart,
Never,never shall we part.
Love In 12 Words or Less Contest: ResultsFirst and foremost, I want to begin by saying that this was one of the hardest contests I've ever had the pleasure of judging. I was impressed with every single piece and it was very difficult choosing the winners. I believe that each and every one of you did an outstanding job with the prompt and really came up with some creative pieces.Love In 12 Words or Less Contest: Results1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Creative Use of Prompt (10)
Grammar and Spelling (10)
Use of Words (20)
Overall Impact (10)
*Note: The Grammar and Spelling category did not greatly influence the results. i.e. The use of capitalization and certain punctuation was left to the preference of the author.
**Note: Judging was not based on personal relatability or preference, but overall creativity and Impact.
In First Place
Critique of their choice
In Second Place
"(creases in my Ivory
The Death Of A DogThe town hadn’t been the same since, Jimmy had fallen into the wood chipper, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time. I would have felt sorry about the accident, but Jim was the playground bully, and I was kind of relieved that I wouldn’t be going home with trousers full of sand anymore. Besides, who had time to be worrying about accidents from the past when you had to deal with one now. “Sammy, why did you do that?” I asked.The Death Of A Dog2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“It’s not my fault,” Sammy yelled back, “It was already dead when I started poking it.”
“You’re lying,” I bend down near the dog and poked at its belly. “It was alive this morning, you did something to it to make it die.”
“How could I make it die?” Sammy kicked at the ground, “I’m not even old enough to make things die.”
“What are you taking about? We’re eight, that’s old enough.” I responded, “Remember that
To DeathWith the withering storm,To Death3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the tulips grew
-long and beautiful were the stems and petals.
Their mouths hungry,
like a bird in morning dew.
Red, yellow, orange and pink,
present the thinker with endless thought,
-To leave a tulip
is to love a friend,
To pick a tulip,
is to welcome death.
To the mountains the storm shall go,
and shall its gleaming eyes be spared.
Avril + Dani: The Fight (Part 7) Dani ran out of the library with Avril chasing her from behind. Dani almost got away when she tripped over a small pebble, landing on her stomach. "Ouch." she winced as she looked at her scraped elbows. Avril was right there beside her trying to help her up while slightly giggling.Avril + Dani: The Fight (Part 7)4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Are you okay, baby?" She laughed. Dani turned to meet Avril's concerned gaze and shrugged.
"Yeah," Dani said as Avril extended her hand to help her up. Dani took it and instead of getting up she pulled Avril down on top of her taking her into her arms. "You know," she began to say, "I really think this can go long term."
"Interesting," Avril whispered into Dani's ear.
Lullabies of The DeadBarren as a desert,Lullabies of The Dead3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
is the heart of many
-They don't know what is about to come.
A crying child,
is the pleasure of many.
A raven sits,
upon the shoulder
-Eyes like fire to see the soul.
A master of disguise,
is this fine little advisor.
The sun rises,
and her lips move
-An intimidating smirk to bring down armies.
A raised hand,
will calm the storm.
Eyes will shake,
and bones will break
-A feared ruler to cast the first stone.
Shadows of the dead,
will sing the lullabies.
The Body Is A BridgeThe body is a bridge,The Body Is A Bridge2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the tollbooth our judgment.
A wise man once said that our judgments do not reflect what we actually see, but instead are constant reminders of the insecurity we have within ourselves.
A builder takes his tools and builds a bridge,
while a man shapes his image by posing nude.
The Iron, Timber and Nails hold the bridge.
The tendons, nerves and veins embrace the human.
Handrails are our peace of mind,
Foundations are the muscles that support and endure.
A commoner watches in fascination as the waves crash against the pillars,
but a wise man reflects upon himself,
and wonders how his own arms compare.
A nude man stands at the center,
Supporters and haters stand at opposite ends.
And the wise man repeats, we burn our bridges in anger, but build new ones to connect. A man has never been so proud then when he stood naked in front of his own kind.
MasqueradeShe glides into the room,Masquerade2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Her crimson dress flowing.
Body engulfed in a sweet perfume,
Only half of her face showing.
The candles flicker,
Bowing down as she passes.
Heartbeats become quicker,
Every man's affection she amasses.
Her discomfort begins to tell,
For she is not all that she seems.
To herself she has said farewell,
Haunted by the world of dreams.
Behind the mask lies the pain,
The sharp feeling of regret.
Her composure she must maintain,
Try to forgive and forget.
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Our heart's feelingsOur life is like a roller coaster of emotionsOur heart's feelings2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Our feelings are fleeting over us like oceans
Sometimes we are down or sad
Sometimes we are in rage and mad
Sometimes we are worried too much
Or sometimes we are afraid of one's touch
Sometimes we love a person so deeply
Sometimes we like things that are sweetly
But the feeling that we should have the most
Is happiness and we should keep it close
We may feel down at certain times
We may regret our actions sometimes
But we should remember that nobody is alone
And nobody has a heart made out of stone
There is always someone you can rely on
Who will listen to your sorrows until they're gone
A friend, a stranger or a family member
Sometimes we all try to remember
The happy times and the joy we had
And for those feelings, we all should be glad
Wars and BirdsTo all the birds that cried in vainWars and Birds2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
-let us not think of the past,
but instead think of how the sun rises.
The how and why is unknown,
yet we still try because our graves are not set in stone.
We may not know who we are now,
but our reflections do, and they are just.
At the end of the battle no bird was ever left unworn,
but they held peace within their scars.
Dusk never fell on those who saw,
but waited until the sun hit their backs.
It hurts.Have you ever had a hope that hurts so muchIt hurts.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your heart is tender to the touch
And it makes you sad because you can't believe
It can't be true, so on you grieve
Yet you can't let go that stupid hope
If it is true you might be able to cope
If not your world will come crashing down
And you will fall without a sound
Until you know, you'll cry in pain
The tears, they mock you; silent rain
The Ink Stained Quill Vol. VHello everyone! It's Kelsy, aka SpriteBlayde here. Welcome to the fifth volume of The Ink Stained Quill. This series focuses on the amazing writers we have here on deviantART. Each installment will feature a deviant who you may, or may not know, who is willing to answer some of my questions! Whether you are a long time writer, or a newbie, there is something for everyone in the series who is looking to improve their craft or for some light reading.The Ink Stained Quill Vol. V11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Today's guest is a special one, as a celebration for having posted five of these interviews now. He is also one of the most important people in my life, second only to my family. Without further ado, please welcome chromeantennae!
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