You left us
You closed the door
You blocked out the light
You weren't with us anymore
For so long it was just us three
Then mom grew ill
She let go of my my hand
Sickness won over will
We cried that night
There was sorrow and then some
The funeral was the next day
You didn't even come
We trained so hard
To once more see her face
You are not welcome here
You're a disgrace
Your intentions may have been pure
But you actions are riddled with guilt
You drove a knife through our family
Pushing down hard on the hilt
I guess I don't hate you
But my fury is real
And nothing can break
This heart of steel
You helped us though
You were all that
Poetic Failure"Poetic Failure"Poetic Failure6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I tried to write a poem
But my pen ran out of ink
The neighbors wrecked my home
I simply couldn't think
The bills continue to pile
The sun will not quit shining
These words have no style
Why do I keep trying?
The dog continues barking
It's distracting to my brain
This paper has no markings
This is really such a strain
I don't know what I'm saying
But words are coming out
While I just keep praying
They make sense read aloud
These words are not inspired
By any type of feeling
There's no guidelines required
Nor any type of healing
This poem has no goal
And no ending in sight
I'm sure it's full of holes
The tenderness that's herWith every word written, with every word spokenThe tenderness that's her6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I try my best to express myself, without it being broken
For what I feel is deep in my heart, is love that I want to be showing
Every day it develops, every day I feel more loving
Is the tenderness of passion, which I’ve never felt before
A feeling that I got from a girl who I truly adore
Beautiful as a rose and gentle as a peaceful dove
My heart gets filled with warmth, a feeling I describe as love
She’s the most beautiful girl I’ve seen, that’s as simple as I can be
So very cute and filled with joy, she’s the only girl who I want to see
Her adorable smile that
You Can Be A Poet“You Can Be A Poet”You Can Be A Poet4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I guarantee everyone is a poet
But I am willing to bet not many know it
Forming a poem is a simple task
Just string words on paper that seem to mask
Your hidden feelings on a certain subject
Or how you wish this world could be perfect
Not all poems have to be deep in meaning
And indeed even the simplest poems can be quite deceiving
This poem for example exists
Without any misdirection or twists
The focus of this poem is to provide
A helpful little guide
On how to write the absolute best
And bring out the skills everyone does possess
Poems work to magnificent avail
If one decides to retell a tale
MockedI'm the girl who is always mocked for how i lookMocked5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
For how i dress
What music i listen to
I sit in bed and cry
Not because of what they say hurts
Because it does
But because I'm not appreciated
Wondering down a path
I try my best
But nothing works
I don't eat because I'm "too fat"
I listen to my music loud to block all the words
Those words that will stick in my head
Make me cut again
I don't want that
I just want to be freed
I feel so trapped
I cant explain it
I begin to have feelings for someone
They aren't ever mutual
I sit and realise
Once again my hopes ar
L.O.V.E.L.O.V.E.L.O.V.E.2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It swallows you whole,
Exceeds your control.
Apprehends your soul,
Until it has taken its toll.
It’s an overwhelming feeling.
That is made to be appealing
And you can’t help revealing,
The doubts you are concealing.
It’s an undefined dimple
And a well known jingle.
But only when you are single
Does it all seem so simple.
It is one of life’s many gifts,
That empowers and uplifts
And can lead you adrift.
Should you miss your shift.
It is impossible to describe it.
It is impossible to fight it.
Because once it is ignited
And once you have tried it.
It will take your independence.
You will become used to it
Chasing Shadows of You...Chasing Shadows of You...Chasing Shadows of You...3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
No matter the years that pass me by,
It seems I am forever trapped.
For when it comes to deceiving myself,
I'm afraid I'm rather apt.
In the end the truth which I sought to avoid, is now knocking at my door...
A rabid rat that chews at me; one I can't ignore.
And though I might have grown this body, from the lonely years I've seen.
I'm afraid I can only chase the shadow, of my dearest Angeline.
- Chen Yuan Wen, 14th January 2012
Return to SlenderReturn to Slender7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
It seemed like the forest was endless and the Sun would never come up. My heart was pounding, I could barely catch my breath, and the girl's weight only slowed me down.
Earlier that night as I was walking home from a friend’s house I saw a girl, about to be taken by Slenderman, who knows why. I remember her screaming, crying, and pleading for help. So, I picked her up, and ran. Now Slenderman was chasing me, and I knew that if he caught up with me, that not only would the girl die, but I would die too.
Each step I took seemed longer than the last. I knew that if I didn't reach some sort of safe haven soon that he would catch up with me. I don't know why I even bothered saving the girl, she was just there, I didn't know her, and I didn’t have to save her. But for some reason, when I saw her there, screaming, and crying her eyes out, I felt bad for her. I felt like I had to save her. As if I did something horrible earlier and that sav
Letting Go of YouLetting Go of You:Letting Go of You8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You abandoned me in the past
without so much as a proper goodbye
One day you simply chose to walk out the door
and you never did come back...
I was angry then, hurting badly
I wondered if I was in some way inadequate
I wondered if you left because I am so easy to despise
and eventually my sorrow turned to anger
I wanted to become great
to show you that you made the wrong choice
to take my strength and throw it in your face
just so you would regret it
But then I saw how happy you were...
In the time we've been apart
You've made a new life for yourself
You've found someone who loves and treasures you
Surgery"Surgery"Surgery2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A girl only sixteen on the corner for sale
Would rather sell herself than end up in jail
Kicked out of the only place she could call home
Now she has nowhere to call her own
And as she slips into her chamber's bed
She is forced to believe the lies she is fed
About life and health and random things
She even questions what her life may bring
A punished life left out of her possession
Her problems exist as her primary obsessions
And when they tell her there is a cure for her disease
Of course she will believe them without disbelief
For what else has she left to lose?
A punished life without any decisions to choose
The truth about cats and dogs.Even for those who are beautiful in all its essence, the duty must be overwhelming.The truth about cats and dogs.1 month ago in Philosophical More Like This
In a society in which what you look like is the basis of first impressions, judgement and progress, in most industries and successes, the pressure is palpable.
We are constantly bombarded by the media, or should i say buy the media.
True beauty is coveted, altered and manipulated into false statements based on false assumptions drenched in false expectations.
What is "real" is constantly questioned due to temporary fads that are as true as what you make them.
While beauty is subjective, forced objectivity is prevalent, decaying the reality into a surrealistic,
This is Halloween!This is Halloween:This is Halloween!7 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Come with me and you will see
The friends I've hung down from this tree...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Corpses scream in the dead of night!
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright.
It's our town, everybody scream!
In this town of Halloween...
I am the one hiding under your bed;
Licking your hand with a tongue so red and -
I am the one crawling up your stairs,
Thump-thump-drag, when no one's there...
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Hallo
October RainUpon sombre shores of sorrow,October Rain1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll bide my time and wait,
For that onslaught of old October rain.
Those twilight tears wash away,
All my misery and all my pain,
Along bitter beaches of banality,
I'll forget my wants and needs,
For that oblivion of opaque October rain.
Spits of sadness turn sand into clay,
As my mood falls apart in vain.
In weary waters of worry,
I'll endure my death and fate,
For that oscillation I call October rain.
In that sweet shower I fail to say,
How could it have returned again?
The Girl Next Door"The Girl Next Door"The Girl Next Door8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
There's this girl I know who lives next door
Maybe seventeen if not eighteen years old
And everyday I see her pray for change
Staring out her window with nothing new to say
She's perfect some suggest in every way
Beautiful looks, kind heart, excellent grades
But everyday she still prays for change
Because every night is always the same
She sits on her bed and plays guitar
While her parents for hours lecture her
She took a job after school to help pass days
But even that can't alleviate inborn pain
But what she was mad at, I couldn't tell
Often from my window I'd see her yell
Yet this perfect prom queen rule
Bully"Stupid," "Ugly," "Useless," "Sad."Bully5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Emo," "Silent," "Paranoid," "Mad."
"Ashamed," "Afraid," "Crazy," "Stuck."
"Disgusting," "Alone," "Pathetic," "Out of Luck."
The words never spoken,
Yet always heard.
Not from people around me,
No, that's absurd.
I've heard these words,
Time after time,
They always pierce my heart,
They continuously cross my mind.
But these words were never said.
Never once directed at me.
Maybe they never became reality,
But I saw them spoken in my mentality.
These are the words of a bully.
The words that can tear me apart.
The words that can no longer be erased,
Because they have entered my heart.
Empty SeatClassmates hanging around each other’s deskEmpty Seat4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Right before class started
Chit-chatting about the latest gossip
Short outbursts of laughs
Popping around the room
A girl stumbled in
Dragging her feet behind
Taking no interest in her surroundings
She made her way through the classroom
And to her seat
Upon her arrival a thick atmosphere
Crept in and settled along
Her classmates took notice
And then started the glancing
Not wanting to lock eyes with her
The bell rang for the last class of the day
Surely the students would sigh in relief
But that they did not
Instead, sat in silence
When the teacher strode in
Voice cracking, eyes welling
Billy the Bottle CapBILLY THE BOTTLE CAPBilly the Bottle Cap6 months ago in Profiles More Like This
I'm pretty sure I've reincarnated, but I'm not sure what. I can't see anything, but I sure can think, feel, and hear. But the thing is, I can't move. What's that you ask? How do I know that I've reincarnated? Well, before I was your typical average American guy. You know, with the family of four; the dad, the mom, and the annoying little sister. And don't forget the family pet – our good old golden retriever, Charlie. I still have memories of that life. But then I got injured playing football and somehow managed for fall down the stairs after coming back from the hospital.
Yeah, I died falling dow
Korra finaleSo I know this is probably the unpopular opinion overall, but was anyone else upset over how they chose to end season 1 of Korra? This journal does contain spoilers so if you haven't seen it, leave now.Korra finale11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So there were several things that really bugged me.
1. Korra unlocking her airbending abilities actually didn't bug me at all. What did bug me is how novice airbending defeated Amon. He's an accomplished bloodbender and skilled bender overall. I mean... what the hell?
2. They never even bothered explaining how Amon and his brother were able to bloodbend without a full moon. If you're going to throw something that huge into the story, at least explain it.
3. Amon's character was completely undermined in this episode. Both politically and ethically. I found his stance on bending fascinating throughout the whole series and then it's revealed that he's just a hypocrite? And absolutely no reason as to why he's trying to take everyone else's bending when he's a bender himself? Huh?
4. And thi