Will O' Wisps "Follow the will o' wisp..." A disembodied voice quietly whispered into the young girl's
ear, fading away as fast as it had come.
The small girl looked around for a moment, befuddled, but returned to her walk when she saw that no one was there. All around her loomed tall, ancient trees; with leaves the color of twilight draping over head. The route she was taking was one that countless others had followed; some had never returned. Despite this, her natural curiosity was peaked. What was at the end of that road? Why had so many people just vanished off the face of the earth? She would find out even if it meant disappearing as well.
With each step she took, the leaves crunching beneath her feet, the light at the end of the trail seemed to glow brighter. Perplexed, she shifted her gaze to the her surroundings. The real world seemed to fall away. The trees remained the same, but everywhere she looked sat small creatures; pixies, brownies, and ny
Human MonstersWe like to pretend that everything is okay;Human Monsters1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
That even though there are terrible things occurring,
Life is still perfect and beautiful.
This is true.
But it is also entirely false.
We fear things like the dark, scary movies, spiders,
Just to name a few petty fears.
But what I have come to realize
Through my apathetic, calculating eyes,
Is that our fears should be placed on ourselves.
What we do to each other is horrific;
We kill; many times not for survival or self defense.
Our instinct for blood shed a terrible blight we don't bother to keep in check.
We steal; possessions, hearts, the feelings of being safe.
Our thefts ranging from petty, to immoral and devastating.
We rape; physically the damage is terrible, stealing a person's sense of self.
The emotional damage... Is so much worse, it can lead to an early demise.
We destroy our Earth; our mother, our home, our base of operations.
We do things to the foliage and animal life that are deplorable.
I see now, with all of the glories and
Heart Of BraveryNever lose hope.Heart Of Bravery5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are an amazing person;
With the heart so fully of bravery and determination,
That I, myself, wish I could be so gifted with these traits.
Though we only speak through this medium,
The letters on a key board,
I wanted to say thank you.
For just being yourself.
For enjoying what I write.
For being as strong as you are.
And for being my friend.
It is cliche,
But Happy Valentine's Day!
Trapped WithinOpen your mouth.Trapped Within4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You cannot speak.
You move your lips,
But no one can read them.
You try to write down your feelings,
But no one can understand it.
But your tears don't flow.
They are locked away inside of you.
Trapped deep within.
Dark RageThe rage boils within me;Dark Rage4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The source of it, unknown.
I cannot see logic;
It has dissipated
Like morning dew on a summer afternoon.
All that is left is this toxic anger.
This deep lust that eats away at me,
This desire to claim what is mine,
And burn down all that threatens me.
There is not calmness here.
No humans sense of decency
Or morals to secure my sanity.
There is only instinct,
My inner animal bursting forth.
And any sanity left over,
Is boiled in my dark rage.
We Hurt The Ones We Love The MostMy bitterness sits within me;We Hurt The Ones We Love The Most5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a cat perched on top of a birdcage.
Coldness threatening to engulf me entirely.
Those who mean everything to me
Breaking down the last vestiges of my happiness.
She left my heart open and raw;
And then proceeded to break it even more.
One man, another lie.
One woman, another betrayal.
My heart was once ripe and new,
So willing to love her and others.
Ever since, my heart has been rotten.
Only a small portion fit for use.
Another loved one, more worries...
Going off to fight for the good old USA.
Stronger than most I have ever known,
An outer casing of iron
With a heart soft and full of love.
Wanting to be a protector for a cause she believes in.
A bullet lodged in her brain.
Another statistic for the war that never ends.
Friends who make false promises;
A jovial smile that reaches her eyes.
A beautiful lie.
But the moment I expose my pain,
She will run like a frightened dog.
Her tail between her legs.
Even friends who are like family
Spark In Our SoulsTry not to compare yourself to others;Spark In Our Souls11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one is really better than the other.
We all have our own talent,
A special spark in our souls
That sets us all apart.
Competing does not really do much.
Just keep trying and portray that spark
And do whatever it is that you love.
Because in the end, the only person who you want to please
Strength and PeaceI want to be strong.Strength and Peace7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
My body solid,
Bound to the earth.
My movements fluid,
Emulating the waves.
My soul unburdened,
Free flowing like the ever-moving air.
My desire and passion powerful, dangerous;
Searing outward, the ever burning flame.
Strength is not simply about physical endurance;
Or being able to do tangible actions.
It is also about facing the inner turmoil;
Not sure what to do.
But the ability to quell this and overcome it,
To find an inner calm,
That along with physical strength
Is what marks strength and peace.
BlamelessI hate feeling weak.Blameless4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The feeling that you cannot change where you are in life,
That invisible chains bind you to your fate.
I get angry when I realize that I am sub-par;
That those I love prefer me another way.
That my efforts are for naught.
They prefer me thinner;
They prefer my writing be more polished;
Like the authors of old, whose classics are legend.
I want them to shut up.
To tell them that they are wrong and to leave me alone.
But when I actually sit and think...
After my blood stops boiling,
After the thoughts that perhaps I am not good enough subsides...
Do they really feel this way?
Am I incensed with them,
Or do I have issues with myself...
Furious that I cannot be who I want to be.
And I take it out on others
So I can hide behind the mask of being blameless?
Mask of LiesYou can say you aren't racist.Mask of Lies4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
That color isn't important.
A secondary trait in your life.
You can say your aren't homophobic.
Gay people are okay with you.
Some are even your friends.
Words can seal your stance on equality,
At least for when you're in public.
But the true question is this:
Does your heart say the same?
Is equality in your soul,
Or are your words sweet lies.
Forming the mask of someone innocent.
Hiding a bigot.
Hiding a homophobe.
Sheltering a liar.
Words are cheap.
There must be honesty within them
To make them true.
KiGo: Color of Love 1Kim blinked and rubbed her eyes and inadvertently hurting her arm again. She looked at her right arm and found an arm sling.KiGo: Color of Love 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ow . . . where am I" Kim blurted out as she blinked her eyes.
"My room" Shego said as she came in with a bandage wrap.
"Shego!!! What, When, huh?" Kim exclaimed.
"Whoa, watch it Kimmie. You'll tear the bandages" Shego holding Kim's hand. Kim's face turned read
"What . . . . What am I thinking we are both girls, nothing wrong? But why won't my heart stop beating so fast" Kim thought.
"There all done, you really did a number on yourself this time" Shego sighed as she finished changing Kim's bandages.
"But how did I get here" Kim asked.
"Well, Drakken decided to join all the continents by bursting a volcano. You came in at the last scond and saved the day. But the base started to blow up. You were caught in an back-draft. I found you and took you
KiGo "Hey there Princess." The green girl said with a smirk. "You ready to dance?"KiGo3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kim laughed. "Only with you." Kim pushed Shego back into a wall and held her there, sliding a hand down her side, their bodies so close. Shego was much bigger and stronger than the redhead girl. She flung Kim down onto the ground and climbed on top of her. Maybe it was the plasma radiating off of Shego's hands, but there was definitely a spark, something so intense between them. Their faces were dangerously close. Every time they fought they went a little bit farther... It started with a kiss, a soft warm kiss when they were trapped out in the snow together. They'd grown tired of fighting. They were about to both give up when Shego whispered "I really love being around you..." Kim had been shocked. Although she'd felt the same way, she couldn't bear to hear it. Shego was supposed to be her sworn enemy.
Kim looked into th
MaskI am a recluse.Mask2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
I wear this mask that I made.
The real me is lost.
Gash in My SoulI feel an agonizing pain where my heart is,Gash in My Soul1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But there is no wound.
No gash that should harm me.
Instead it seems to be coming from inside of me.
From my soul,
Which is bleeding out
And letting the essence of me slip away.
And that is truly more painful than any physical harm.
IndifferentI feel indifferent.Indifferent1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not ecstatic, per say,
To where the skies seem to be bluer
And colors all seem to be more vibrant.
But not sad either;
Where everything is coated in thick, unbreakable darkness
And I cannot escape.
Instead I feel...
Everything is in various grays,
I don't have any stirring emotions.
No perverted impulses that are my calling card.
I am simply floating like dust in the air.
The only unbreakable emotions I can sense within me are
And a strong sense of being trapped.
But I don't have any desire to break it.
I am fairly certain this is what depression is
But since it is not hurting anyone but me
I will not really mention it.
It will be pushed back,
Left to fester and ferment
Like a corpse in the ground.
As long as no one else is harmed, it is fine.
I gave up truly caring about my emotional well being
Long, long ago.
I Want To TravelI want to travel.I Want To Travel7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to run away.
I want to fly far away from this hell.
To hide this pain in my heart.
The ghosts of my past
The only thing that haunts me
While I make my own future.
You Deserve BetterI'm sorry my heart is broken and tattered.You Deserve Better11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm sorry that I have fallen down
And am trapped in the dark.
I am so glad to have you in my life.
You make me feel a little spark of happiness.
But you deserve a better friend.
You deserve a better lover.
You deserve the very best.
And I am the very worst.
Too AfraidI look at that cookie.Too Afraid9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I look at that bowl of pasta.
I look at that apple.
Still fucking fat.
All I see when I look at food is fat.
I would prefer if I could get by without anything in my stomach.
But I am far too afraid to take that leap;
Far too afraid to turn into a skeleton
And fade away.
Light and DarkI find it interestingLight and Dark1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
That people always assume things about light and dark;
However vague these terms may be.
They assume that light is good;
That light is something warm.
And they assume dark is bad;
That light is cold.
But nothing is ever that concrete,
And from my own personal experiences,
The term and idea of the dark
Is much more safe to me.
Much less two faced.
Much less harsh.
DarknessDarkness3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the land,
Where evil can see.
Griffins will fly,
And demons run free.
Darkness I strewn,
Upon the land.
Like gusts of wind,
With clouds of sand.
Dragons are waiting,
Up in the sky,
For your moment of weakness,
Or for someone to die.
Watch your step,
You just may drown.
Being swallowed by lava.
Without a sound.
Or join my side,
In the shadowed eyes,
Of those who died.
Surfacing AngerSometimes the sadness is buried away;Surfacing Anger5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a long forgotten secret,
That cannot see the light of day.
As the flashbacks rush by,
And the memories flood back in biblical amounts,
An anger fills the essence of my soul.
All of the pain I suffered.
All of the transgressions I endured,
Releasing the pain like a soft feather in the wind.
This anger is dark.
Dangerous like ice.
And what I want to do as my heart becomes intoxicated with my rage,
Despite knowing that it is absurdly wrong,
All I want to do
Is to give out my pain to others.
Like a virus,
Spread my agony to those around me.
This pain becoming my master.
Bitterness my way of life.
Vengeance my ever lasting creed.
hey youyou.hey you10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
you are that gentle touch
dragged along my skin
when the world goes quiet
and there's no sound of anything.
you are the sharp intake of breath
that I have no choice but to take
when you move your body just right
so you can hear the sounds that I make.
you are that four letter word
on the tip of my tongue,
the force that drives the air
right out from my lungs.
One Weird Family 4~Perfect Couple~One Weird Family 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A week had gone by since Kim and Shego had taken Reyna in. They had finally chosen a name for the girl, and when they had discussed it with her, she agreed happily. Kim had been teaching Reyna to speak correctly, and she was a quick learner at it. The hero thought that maybe when she'll be able to speak fully, she could ask Reyna if she remembered where or who her parents are. Wade had done a search on her parents also, but no luck yet. It was proving a difficult search with not many clues.
Kim and Shego had decided that it would be safer for Reyna to stay with the hero. Since Shego was still a wanted criminal. Kim had urged her to quit her doings, but the green villain would keep refusing. Usually whenever that subject was brought up, that would start a fight between the two. Reyna would run up to her room and shut the doors to block out the argument. She hated to see them fight. The girl no longer interfered after what happened the first time, but
One Weird Family 11~Till Death Do Us Part~One Weird Family 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kim sat in a fetal position and sobbed into her arms. She couldn't believe that her Shego would cheat on her with her best friend! She was her's, and her's alone! It hurt Kim at the thought of Monique and Shego flirting back there. What made the green woman do such a thing?
"Kimmie?" A voice asked, startling the hero.
"What do you want?" Kim grumbled and looked off to the side with a sniff.
Shego sighed and sat next to the other woman, leaning her arms on her bent knees. She looked at her girfriend, who still didn't look at her, and frowned. She let her head hang for a bit, contemplating on what to say. "Princess, you know I'm not cheating on you. I never would and never will."
Kim made no response, she just wiped her tears away with another sniff. The redhead didn't bother to look at the other woman. She was upset with her and didn't feel like talking, so she stood to walk away. But Shego grabbed her hand.
"Let go." She demanded in a low voice
SmileEyes that burn with anger and deep hurt;Smile1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hands that clench as tears roll down my cheeks;
A smile that lights the room and my own heart.
These are typical things for me;
I am able to show compassion and care for people
And look at the world around me with a brilliant smile.
I am able to have hope.
However, I also feel incredible anger and hatred for others.
I hate people who walk all over others; including myself.
I despise when others assume my gentle nature
Is an excuse to comment on my life; like how I have few friends,
Or how all of my girlfriends have lived so far from me...
I hate the fact that it hurts me so deeply
That my only option is to just smile and try to look for happiness.
I also feel incredible amounts of heart ache and misery;
When people express their sadness that I feel responsible for.
When those closest to me go away for a long time.
When I can't do anything but sit there and watch...
I cannot break from this pain and it kills me.
So instead of letting it totally c