Hey, Survivor. Did you know you're a survivor?
Even though it's not all over.
Surviving is like a four leaf clover.
It's almost always good luck.
Though, you might seem like a sitting duck,
You're a true hero.
People should look up to you.
You're a true fighter.
You're proof it does get brighter.
You're the one.
It sounds honestly cheesy, but truthful.
To That One GirlChin up kid, stop and put down your razors and lighters.To That One Girl1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The relief is only temporary
By tomorrow the feeling will be quite the contrary.
You could cut all night long if you want,
But people will call you weak for that stunt.
Baby, you need to focus again,
All this feeling should come to an end.
Chin up kid, your heart is filled with too much hate.
Your anxiety and depression is just too much,
Now, you even tremble at anyone's touch.
You'll die young if you continue like this,
So, please don't. There's too much to miss.
Slicing and dicing yourself up won't do
A damn good thing for you.
Chin up kid, don't give up just yet,
All these images in your head
Have me worried, will you be dead?
Honey, it's really not worth it.
So, for now let's just talk and sit.
I'm sorry but life's painful bite
Won't end until your very last night.
Oh, chin up kid, take up your dreams.
Remember to be yourself,
Take that as a lesson and put it on your shelf.
I know you're insecure now,
But baby, don't end that
Be who you areWe are all human beings who populate this planet.Be who you are1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Being gay or bisexual/asexual/transgender is a wonderful thing.
People can be cruel, and disgusting, with the insane amounts of hate and fear we have for each other.
I know that I'm afraid of a lot of things, but I still manage to love people regardless of their sexual identity.
I love people. Both guys and girls. And I'm very glad that I do.
Boys are beautiful. And girls are gorgeous.
I have no problem accepting people. Because I know that pain hurts. And I know it doesn't go away. At least in my case.
I love you regardless of whether you're a guy or girl, gay or straight, black or white. I hate racism. I hate fear. And I hate pain.
And I will never find hating someone who's trying to be who they are, acceptable. Being gay or straight or transgender is wonderful!
Be who you are. Be proud of who you are. And love who you are.
Take care. I hope you find this helpful.
Love. Don't hate.
I love you.
The Scar Project: Trapped in ScarsYou don't see the scars in their minds.The Scar Project: Trapped in Scars1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
of all the words they heard.
Some in the present, most in the past
From all those mouths they come fast.
Some received, some that gave,
but they are all a kind of slave.
Trapped inside their own mind
because of abuse of some kind.
Some gave, all they receive
for their own actions they grieve.
Most are now tough,
one, didn't try hard enough.
The Beginning To A Better Ending.That's me, the quiet one popping her fingers in the corner. At the moment I'm feeling acutely awkward. I really don't know anyone in this room except for my "x" and his new girlfriend, not exactly prime candidates for conversation.The Beginning To A Better Ending.1 year ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I notice Austin: six foot four, quarter-inch shaved hair and patches on a bleachedout jacket. Sam persists that he's hilarious but I've yet to hear his German pornstar impression. He mozzies on over to join our circle, plopping down beside me.
I feel the cool of glass pressing against my wristbone. Someone passes me the pipe. I think her name is Minnie but most people calls her Hollywood. I ignite the neon green, sucking in a lungful of skunky sweetness. The world swoons, a subtle inflation. Glistening. Some quality bud. I knock the pipe against Austin's forearm. He turns and takes it from my hand, a wordless exchange.
I sit here silent, stoned and attempting to pop my knuckles in
Girl and BoyGirl and BoyGirl and Boy1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything that exists in the world
is precious to me
is favorable for my taste
Black or white
Cold or hot
Girl or boy
Diversity does not scare me
quite on the contrary
turns me on
The pleasure of discovery
a new body on space
a new proposal of redemption
involves me in perfection of the hours
I did not arrive until here
hiding my preferences
or refusing my influences
I did not arrive until here
or awaiting acceptance
My mind is my universe
and my truth only belongs to me
The thorns of my roses
can only hurt to myself
But despite all the controversies
despite all useless polemic
the black thorns of my roses red
are the proof of my confidence and personal strength
The pleasure that feeds me and consumes me
the touch dark on my white skin
it's the essence of the contrast
It's the shadow that erases the light of the insecure
Diversity does not scare me
quite on the contrary
turns me on
I did not arrive until here
doing the will of o
Tear the World DownOn a lonely hill sits a desolate home, where the dead trees whisper your name, andTear the World Down2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
the executioners hang traitors and allies alike. Black roses fill the air with a scent of sweet
nostalgia and decay. Solitude became a companion, and shadows beckon your way.
Hope gave you false premonitions, and when you dance, leaves fill the dying heart,
giving way yo the nightmares that welcome the darkest corners of your mind.
A girl, too young to grasp sin's threat, came outside slowly, with a story in one hand,
a basket in another. The basket was filled with books, novels, excerpts that distracted her
from the haunting scenery. Her white dress was blowing softly, tattered and torn, resembling
eerily that of a wedding dress. The flowers lodged in her hair were withered, the same as
the world she lives in has died. It's a shame really.
The young girl was all alone, yet she hadn't cared. Not a friend nor enemy in this
fantasy. It must have been lonely. You wonder if
Pisces"…so drown me. I mean, if you can."Pisces1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A threat in her eyes. Triple dog dare.
And I'm on edge but I don't wanna show her just yet.
"Now you can't honestly expect me to be foolish enough?
Drowning fish is a fruitless endeavor."
She smiles, all fury and triumph. Her ocher eyes ignite; flickering then flaming.
"O' but sister, are you not a fish, same as I?
Are we not of the same blood, the same scales?"
And I hesitate, ever-cautious.
What's she hinting at? Huh, sis'?
What's that card sewn up your sleeve?
I hesitate for just a moment too long.
"And you would believe it impossible, no?
A difficult enterprise to say the least?"
She carves words out of atmosphere,
pronounces every syllable with refined practice.
An artisan's articulation.
I find myself shivering; hyperaware and feverish.
I am not of you, I am of nothing.
Blood is water, blood is air.
And I'm too silent and shaky and she knows,
Ashes Of TomorrowAshes Of Tomorrow1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ashes Of Tomorrow
I can destroy what I create
If I really, and truly wanted to
I can light these feelings ablaze
If I didn't want anymore support from you
I barely stop myself time and time again
I realize there's a sense of cruelty in all of us
It's just that feeling, everything might be in vain
When tempted at breaking down those barriers of trust
To jeopardize all of the triumphs
I want to be the one who is blamed
The fire will reach the sky, and become my guidance
I want to be swallowed by my own inner, selfish flames
I sit behind the scenes of my friendships
Alone, with a fake smile on my face
That old feeling of loneliness is tempting
Cold, but the embers will soon burn me away
Ashes paint the sky / I'm the phoenix at fault
My flames roar as I cry / As all hope finally falls
I need to get back at myself
Delivering a fiery vengeance
I know that I don't deserve anyone else
As all of the bridges simultaneously start burning
I wanted to erase what I made
And I tr
A Shattered IllusionA Shattered Illusion:A Shattered Illusion1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A day that was born of the brightest light
Has now shattered like crystals in the sinking dark
Where once the spirit was unfettered and free
Now it weeps painfully in a cage of thorns
Blood is drawn from its tender flesh
And drips slowly down to mark the skin
A tattoo of pain forever remembered
By a ghost that lives within
There is emptiness in this void
A cold and lonely song of existence
A solemn note born from the sheer magnitude of the silence
That it deafens both the heart and mind
In the quiet serenity of utter despair
What is born from the lack of a sense of hope?
A cold determination to steal the future
From the wanton wheel of fate...
"Such is the nature of desperation, when caught in an endless cycle of hate..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 10th July 2012
Battle ScarsBattle Scars:Battle Scars1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sharp claws rake into my skin
as my blood bursts forth to splatter against the ground
The uneven breathing of my foe
tells me that he too is wounded and close to death
I can see his teeth, flecked with frothing saliva
foaming and spitting as he bellows his name
He charges into me, his frame crashing with mine
the impact has me reeling and I fall back against the stone
The ground feels cold
the icy chill seeping into my bones
the warmth of my blood escapes me
and I can feel myself beginning to fade
Up toward the sky I glance
praying that I might receive assistance
I pray that he who commands me, he who stands above
Will pity his servant and relieve me of this pain...
Yet, my prayers go unheard
Here I lie, slowly fading
slowly drifting into the grey ocean
as the voice that commands me utters my fate:
"Pikachu, use Thunderbolt NOW!"
-Chen Yuan Wen, Experimental Release
Shatter PointShatter Point:Shatter Point1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Can you see
what all the world has-
Done to me
I've locked away my-
I wanna break
My shatter point, my shatter point
I'm up against the wall at my shatter point
A thousand faces keep calling to me into the night
Their whispers drive me further up and away from the light!
Just fall again and-
I want you down and you'll-
Just stop breathing and-
The shatter point, the shatter point
You know that you are up and against the wall
The shatter point, my shatter point
Leave me breaking against my shatter point
A thousand faces keep calling me into the night
I'll waste away in the whispers that taint all the light
Just leave me breaking against the weight of the wall
It keeps me close to the edge until I learn to FALL!
-Chen Yuan Wen, 25th August 2012
Era Of SilenceEra Of Silence1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Era Of Silence
Cascading glares swim around my whole body
Searching for some kind of flaw that I might have
But they don't realize that my life is the problem entirely
I can hardly keep on hiding all of the imperfections I secretly grasp
Denial is simple / If you say so
Pretending is impossible / I can't let you know
So I no longer speak for myself
No, not anymore
I feel that I deserve this hell
My pure torture
I'm just too snared by the knives in my back
No one wanted to accept me for who I really was
That's why I had no choice but to put up this wounded act
But I guess that's what the feeling of losing everybody does
Guilt is truly consuming / If you succumb to it
Sympathy is harshly damaging / The infliction is endless
I always put myself last
But first to feel the carnage
I let peace slip through my hands
I hate being so goddamn selfless
I hold my head up high toward the sky
So the tears will eventually dr
All AloneAm I all alone?All Alone2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I cross the ghostly streets,
Nothing feels right in these haunted blocks.
Am I all alone?
As I stumble in an alley,
Vomiting up my dinner and shots.
Am I all alone?
As I float up the stairs
To my new paradise.
Am I all alone?
As I step over to the edge,
Not wasting a tear.
Am I all alone?
As I plummet to the water
From that high, high bridge.
Am I all alone as I come to a
I'm in heaven.
A Spark In The DarkA Spark In The Dark1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Spark In The Dark
After I had met you
I found out that hope can be so wounding
Now I know what love can do
As the pieces of my heart are still falling
You made me fade in-and-out of heaven
Allowing me the taste of peace momentarily
And you're right back to testing my withdrawing patience
While I plunge back into the same old hell with this vulnerability
The feeling is too raw
A tug of war between different kinds of torment
I'm missing you so much
A never ending stalemate, the sorrow is infinite
Stay Stay Stay
Don't go, don't leave
Pray Pray Pray
Don't let go of me
But you left me for the last time
I realized that love can be so addicting
When you heartlessly took back your light
And now the memories of us are slowly darkening
You're forcing me to despise what I will never again have
As you knowingly handed me those memories of serenity
But you just had to go and leave my hopeful grasp
So now I fall away, descend
DisappointmentI was unawareDisappointment1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I took you for granted.
I was simply ignorant
To the truth I usually see.
I was caught off guard.
Surprised with something
Contrary to what I want
And I am disappointed.
I am disappointed in myself
For believing the obvious lies
For trusting the blatant tricks
For thinking there could ever be a chance.
I am disappointed in you
For playing me as a fool
When I thought you were perfect
For shredding my expectations.
Where will it end up now?
Will you still be there
Ready to play me again?
Will I still be there
Taking the bait and
Pretending like it will
Never happen again?
High Speed Fruit Salad"Dude, I hate your pants." James pulls at the belt loops of the jeans he's wearing, trying to adjust them to be comfortable on his larger frame.High Speed Fruit Salad2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dereck slaps his hands away from the pants. "Whose fault is it that you have to borrow my pants?"
"Yours!" James yells at him, snatching his hand back.
"Well if you would learn to catch."
"Or you could learn how to throw!" James rubs his still sore nose, "What kind of person chucks fruit at people's faces anyway?"
"How was I supposed to know the catcher wouldn't catch?"
"Maybe the pitcher should check that the catcher's hands are empty? Or that he's not distracted before throwing a fast apple?"
Dereck's face flushes with embarrassment. "Are you sure your nose is okay?" He reaches up to James' face, gently running a finger down the bridge of his nose. He quickly withdraws his hand when James flinches. "I'm sorry."
James catches Dereck's hand in his own, quickly interlacing their fingers. "Yea. It's just a little sore. At least it finally stoppe
My FearsAgateophobia- Fear of insanity.My Fears1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Amathophobia- Fear of dust.
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia- Fear of cancer.
Chaetophobia- Fear of hair.
Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school
Equinophobia- Fear of horses
Gamophobia- Fear of marriage
Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old
Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone.
Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule.
Maieusiophobia- Fear of childbirth.
Misophobia or Mysophobia- Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Odontophobia- Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
Pediculophobia- Fear of lice
Peniaphobia- Fear of poverty.
Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Soteriophobia - Fear of dependence on others.
Uranophobia or Ouranophobia- Fear of heaven.
Verminophobia- Fear of germs.
Define Depression."Define depression for me, will you?"Define Depression.11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Well, not doing anything or having the motivation to, is one."
"You're just lazy."
"Okay, what about another one?"
"Staying inside all day and being anti-social?"
"And what did you shout at me for yesterday?"
"That's got nothing to do with it!"
"...Why did you stop me seeing her?"
"You know who, the shrink."
"...It was making you worse."
"Ah... And how was it making me worse?"
"Well, you were acting... You were arguing."
"Acting human, maybe? Showing my feelings?"
"Shut up and take the dogs out."
"...She suggested medication, you know."
"You'd rattle when you walk if you took all the meds."
"Yes, if I took all the meds the doctors suggest..."
"Glad you're finally seeing sense, son."
Rising From the LakeCapricious undine of the sacred blue deepRising From the Lake1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The sword of a king she is meant to keep
Spirit of the lake, nymph of the water
Lady of Avalon, sacred isle's daughter
Seductress of Merlin, binding him to stone
Sorceress, enchantress; the waves are her home
Purest of springs to feed the darkest of depths
Where Arthur's living weapon once again is kept
To offer a ruler an icy blade
Comes from the waters this treacherous maid
Beautiful and budding, stoic without smile
Again she does lie, time passing all the while
As the Bear-Named does sleep in a mountainous tomb
So does the Isle sleep, and in the lake's womb
The next of Nimue will twice rise, again
And offer the glorious blade then
Welsh or French, Germanic or Anglo-Saxon
Whether in the heat of battle or at a rusty axe-end
The time will come for the Lady to reform
Out from the water as a spring rain does pour
And once again, shall our great King
Arthur Pendragon, with a Grail which we sing;
And to and f
WinterfallWinterfall:Winterfall1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Warm blood drips upon the pearl white snow
freezing into droplets that shine and glow
Red like the colour of his once livid cheeks
It frames the sculpture I have carved on this peak
An artwork made so terrifyingly sublime
I believe that such a thing would be condemned as a crime
But woe betide the unfortunate soul
For the poor man stumbled into the freezing cold...
I remember his features in his moment of death
Hope and despair, intermingled as one
A shine of reality as he opens the door
and steps into the hell from the days of yore
From then he has passed into my loving care
His body as a shell and so I lay it bare
I paint it with colours, to frame the moment of death
and lay it with the others in the mountain's breast
Here in the silence, within the womb of the earth
You can view the masterpiece that I have birthed
A giant of corpses, sewn with flesh
Tattooed with the faces of eternal rest...
"Ah, indeed I am a genius..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 23rd August 2012
CorvusCorvus:Corvus1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Black feathers falling through the empty sky
A whisper upon the winds, better left unspoken
As a glimmer of sunlight catches my eye
I am drawn to the worms that writhe below
Each one pulses with the desire to live
endlessly tunneling through the sands of the earth
With nothing more for them to give
I'm afraid they are quickly eaten...
One, two, three and four
Each one swallowed by an open door
Five, six, seven, eight
They know not love nor petty hate
It makes me wonder if they feel this pain
of being consumed by the one they fear
They sprout and dance in the lovely rain
Not knowing of that which lurks so near
-Chen Yuan Wen, Experimental Release
An Oath to My FatherAn Oath to My Father1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
An Oath to My Father:
The chill of winter is nothing, when compared to the cold inside my heart.
A fire, once stoked by the warmth of family, has quietly died, five falls past.
I dream of my father, who watches from beyond the realms - and my ancestors
Who fought against an endless army of giants, to win the lands we have today.
Just as a devout man honours his God through worship, I honour them through my axe!
Each stroke of the whetstone, each screech of the metal, brings me closer to them -
Even as I draw closer to my doom. Oh how I can feel him, for the anger in my blood
Boils evermore as I sense him approaching my camp. He is hungry, he is eager;
Slacks of drool hang from his twin mouths, as a jarring roar shakes the mountain!
Though I shiver at the sight, it is not from fear - I shiver in anticipation
Of the battle that is to come. My steel may rend his flesh and break his bones;
Or perhaps I shall be sent to glory - but it is useless to think about such things,
Thinking of YouI think of you in the day timeThinking of You1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I think of you at Night
I think of you in my thoughts
and I think of you in my dreams
I never had a dream before
I never had amazing thoughts
Until the day I fell for you
Now you are always on my mind
I think of you when I'm out
I think of you when listening to music
I think of you every day
I even think of you before falling asleep
Every moment your in my mind
every moment you are always there
I think of you throughout the day
it brings smiles instead of tears
I think of you when my anxiety acts up
And I think of you when my depression is out of control
It helps controls the darkness inside me
it brings out the Light all around
I think of you all throughout the day
no matter what the situation is
you are always In my thoughts
Thinking of you all day long