WritingWrite a line,Writing3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Read it out.
Cross it out.
Think of rhymes,
List them all.
(Get writer's block),
Then watch it fall.
Add a word,
A comma here.
Think it through,
Then change m'dear.
Correct an error,
Now read what's passed.
"It's a process",
The words you say.
Change the object,
and then forget whatever the heck you were going to write.
StarsMy father told me something that will forever stay with me,Stars3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He told me about the stars.
Each time he told me about the stars,
The story would be different.
The stars would be gigantic flashlights,
Somewhere far away,
Giving light to the people who are lost.
The stars would be angels.
There to protect and guard,
Their loved ones.
The next time,
The stars would be balls of gas,
Burning thousands of light years away.
I laughed at this one.
The last time,
My father told me,
"The stars are me,
So I can watch over you no matter where you go,
Where I am.
Remember, I love you."
That was the last story I got of the stars.
My father died on his death bed,
And every night I look up,
And with a smile say,
How's it like up there?
Hanging with the stars?"
To My Future Self...I fear you.To My Future Self...3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
With every second that passes, I get closer to becoming you. And it terrifies me. I stand here, in the present, staring into the void of the unknown. Countless ordeals and obstacles await me and I fear I may not overcome them. I have so much before me, so much to face in order to become you.
What if I fail?
The decisions that I've made have not been the best ones. And they're going to make things harder for you. I am so selfish. I only think of myself when I consider my actions and I do what satisfies me, forcing you to struggle and suffer. I am so sorry.
Sometimes I wonder if it is too late. I wonder if I have already destroyed you, along with any chance of you being happy. Sometimes the simple consolation, "Everything's going to be okay," seems impossible and ludicrous...
But sometimes it brings hope.
It's not too late.
I can save you.
There are so many things that I want to do. I am only beginning to find myself, no, creating myself. Th
Seeing StarsI look up a the sky at midnight.Seeing Stars3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see a black map
dotted with silver stars
connected with invisible lines
The points form pictures in the sky
I look through the window at midday.
I see the familiar golden orb hanging in the sky
smiling down at me.
It sends warm beams of light down at me
and I smile back.
I watch the sky at different times.
I see different things
but I always see stars.
Don't even think about it"Writing? Sorry, but you'd need compassion."Don't even think about it4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The Last Letter | Message in a BottleBooooooooooom.The Last Letter | Message in a Bottle3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This is going to be a bad one, I mused to myself.
I gazed out at the gray expanse before me. The sky was dark with storm clouds ready to release their deluge. The ocean waves 25 feet below me were already beginning to look choppy, even though the storm was still many miles away from the coast. The wind was picking up already too, threatening to blow my skinny 13-year-old body backwards against the rocks. But I planted my feet and held my ground against the onslaught.
"Wouldn't want to be sailing in this," Andrew voiced aloud. Although he was the same age as me, he was already stockier, and had no trouble standing, as if it were only a gentle sea breeze buffeting him.
"You aren't kidding," I said. There was a flash of lightning in the distance, followed by a long pause and another low rumbling of thunder. Definitely a bad one.
I gazed at the choppy waters, mesmerized by their ebb and flow. Suddenly, a glint caught my eye, lit by another flash in the d
MagicA long time ago, when the world was new,Magic3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and longer than anyone can remember
magic existed in the world.
It healed the sick
and didn't cause anything bad.
Magic was for good
and never harmed the people.
Then one day
a sorcerer broken by pain
and an outcast of society
used his magic
to hurt and cause pain.
He killed with his magic,
and made people suffer
in ways that should never be allowed.
The evil sorcerer went across the land
never sparing a soul and making
curses that could never be broken.
Five of the best magicians were shocked
and banded together
to stop his evil reign over the people.
Nothing the good magicians did worked
and they were faced with a final
completely unspeakable action.
The good magicians joined hands,
bound their power together
and used their life force
to stop his ways of evil.
The evil sorcerer fell,
and after that it was decided
that magic should never be used again
in case someone else decided
to use it the way the sorcerer did.
Now because of pain and a bro
I Can't WriteI can't sleep.I Can't Write3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Reality is a nightmare I can't escape.
I can't eat.
Food lost its flavor long ago.
I can't think.
Voices are too loud.
I can't breathe.
Air became toxic.
I can't live.
Life is no longer possible.
SmileLike a bright ray of sunshine,Smile3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a glowing fire,
It makes me happy.
It's a smile.
Tired Of This PlaceEach scar is because of you.Tired Of This Place3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're the one to make my blood bloom.
The empty pain I feel inside,
foreshadows my deep demise.
I'm sick of crying,
I'm sorry for trying.
I should have ended when I was born,
then maybe no heart would be torn.
I wish my breath did not start,
and maybe even my heart.
Growing up is the hard part,
I really didn't want to start.
I wish it was easy to say goodbye,
so then maybe I could die.
I Live With A Witch (Chapter 21)I Live With A Witch (Chapter 21)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been about a week since Eva busted me out of prison. Since then, police had dropped by the house at least three times to see if I had comeback to it. Once or twice, I could have sworn that Garrett was with them. Each time they came though, Eva was always ready to hide me. The first time she hid me in the practice room. The second time she turned me into a kitten. The third time she turned me invisible so that they couldn’t see me. However today, she had gone a new route. I was literally draped around her neck…as a golden necklace.
All I could do was dangle from her neck and wait for the cops to leave. I was unable to move, speak, or act…all I could do was just hang on and wait. I couldn’t see anything either…just feel and hear. I had been hanging on for about 20 minutes before I finally heard the door to the house reopen.
“Well, it appears that he hasn’t come back.” The police chief said gruffly.
“Yes, that’s what I
LoveLove is when somebody gives you a shoulder to cry on.Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love is when somebody makes you laugh when you're sad.
Love is when you miss somebody whenever they are gone.
Love is when whenever you see that person you feel glad.
Loving somebody is choosing not to see their flaws.
A human being will never be perfect.
Everything that person does you will give a loud applause.
Cause in your eyes everything that person does is correct.
You want them to smile.
You would work extra just to be with that person.
Even if it would be just for a while.
Love is unconditional, that's the truth.
Proxy Ch. 12Masky and Hoodie continued to search the second floor. Looking at old pictures, reading letters, anything it took to find some information. Masky looked up as BEN walked down the stairs.Proxy Ch. 122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I know who's house this is. It's-."
"Jeff's" Masky finished his sentence. "I know."
"How?" BEN jumped down the last few stairs. Masky showed BEN a picture.
"I'd know that hoodie and sloppy hair anywhere." Masky chuckled and placed the picture back on it's shelf. "Where is Jeff?"
"He climbed down the roof and went out back. He said he needed to be alone for a bit."
"Why the back yard?"
"He told me that's where he buried his brother." Both Masky and Hoodie looked at BEN.
"Brother?" Hoodie asked.
"Probably this kid." Masky pointed to a child in one of the pictures. "Go get Jeff. We've got to get back ASAP."
"Right." BEN turned and walked to the back yard. He looked around and saw Jeff crouched under a tree. "So, he's here?" BEN gave a light smile.
"Yeah." Jeff stood and brushed his pants off. "I've said
Proxy Ch. 7"Come on, Jack! You'll have to do better than that!" Jeff watched in amazement as BEN and Jack flew through the trees. They were playing that hunting game BEN told him about. Jeff ran, struggling to keep up with the two.Proxy Ch. 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Whoa..." Jeff stopped to catch his breath. "Those two are fast." He shook his head and climbed up one of the trees, determined to catch up. Jeff tried to jump into a different tree, but missed the branch and fell straight to the ground. "Ow!" He coughed after hitting the ground.
"What's wrong, Jeffy? Can't climb a simple tree?" The new voice sent chills down Jeff's spine. Jeff shot up and looked over to see The Observer standing there.
"You again!" Jeff growled and stood.
"Whoa, calm yourself." Observer smiled. "Like I said before, I only want to be your friend."
"Why would I want to be friends with a creep like you?!"
"Whoa. Harsh." Observer cackled. "Firebrand! We're leaving." Another shadowy person came out form behind the trees. He seemed nervous.
Proxy Ch. 15"Come on! You have to keep moving!" Jeff yelled at himself to keep running. He was exhausted from evading The Rake's attacks, and he had barely done any damage to the demon.Proxy Ch. 152 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What's wrong, human boy? Getting tired?" The Rake laughed. Jeff went to stab him, but The Rake quickly knocked the knife out of the boy's hand. Before Jeff could get a chance to grab it, The Rake lifted him by his leg and slammed him to the ground.
"Gah!" Jeff coughed as he got the wind knocked out of him. He tried to crawl away, gasping for breath. He yelled in pain as The Rake pinned his arms and legs with his claws. The Rake grinned.
"You're not going anywhere." He laughed. "This will be your grave." Jeff felt himself fading in and out, He was loosing way too much blood.
"This isn't good..." Jeff thought. "I'm gonna die if this keeps up....." Jeff flinched as he felt the same burning sensation that he had felt before. He growled as the pain got worse. Suddenly, The Rake quickly pulled his c
An Ode to the DreamerAn ode to the dreamer,An Ode to the Dreamer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
who gave up the dream
I salute you
Don't worry, I understand
You see; I did it as well
So here's to the accountant,
who wanted to play basketball
An ode to the CEO,
who is really a dancer
Here's to the farmer,
who should have been on Broadway
Here's to you
Because I know
That when you gave it up
When you surrendered
You had your fingers
crossed behind your back
joy of lifei will never die againjoy of life4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i will never cry again
these eyes shall shed no more tears
this heart shall harbour no more fears
this body will breathe no more
this soul shall bleed no more
as i slowly turn to dust
and all of my entrail begin to rust
i realize what a bitter sweet joy life really is