M.A.R.S. Invasion Page 4The cool heavy rain eventually revived Panther Girl, who stared at the storm too. A few moments after she had revived, the storm had worsened. Panther Girl had attempted to remember cases in which a storm had erupted, but most cases had involved either an Old One or Miskatonic University. The storm raged for almost two hours and immobilized everyone there. Meanwhile, Professor Harnosette grew impatient and restless. He ordered a small carrier [which had been stolen from a local transporter] and headed for the museum grounds along with two assistants.
As the storm finally abated, the carrier arrived and Harnosette and his lackeys alighted. He was astonished at the scene. The lawn outside the main doors of the museum had become a virtual swamp.
"'Odds bodkins!" as Shakespeare had it. The British Museum is in a swamp! Hardwick, hand over the stone at once!"
"I am trying, Professor!"
"Merton! Sedgwick! Go and help him. Hurry!"
"At once, Professor."
Whilst the two assistants joined Ha
The Raven IIThe Raven IIThe Raven II1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Lying upon my bed of cotton
The one I loved gone, but not forgotten
Still my heart remembers and adores
I speak her name time and again
I try to rest and forget my pain
But that familiar voice cries "Never more!"
High upon my doorstep, sitting
Still as that bust of Pallas, never flitting
The raven watches and waits for me to die
It follows my hand as i attempt to write
It follows me to my bed in the night
I cannot ignore it, though I try
My heart and mind are consumed by worry
Still I hear that wnged fury
It remains in my chambers 7 X 24
"Get you gone, you winged devil!
No longer fill my life with your evil!
Leave me alone with her who I adore!"
But the raven still is sitting, still is sitting
Upon that bust of Pallas on my chamber door
Still that awful voice is creaking
Still that awful voice is shrieking
Those two words I have heard so oft before:
Fear the LightFear the LightFear the Light3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
On Light and Darkness
Your parents used to warn you
'Do not fear the darkness'
A flip of your room light revealed nothing
Yet you continued to be scared
You surely knew better--did you not?
My race fears the light
Then keep it off the next time you enter
You will get your lifetime chance
To meet me
Before you die
Rain Poem #33Rain Poem #33Rain Poem #333 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The rain fell in a torrent tonight
We lay in bed and listened
The voice of the rain was soft and low
It nearly lulled us to sleep
We turned to gaze at each other
She smiled and whispered to me
I reached over to embrace her
Safe and sound she was in my arms♥
The rain may fall for one hour
It may fall all night long
It may not stop until morning
We neither know nor care
There is always one another
~~~Let the rain pour down~~~♥
Eye of the StormEye of the StormEye of the Storm1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Around me, so much confusion
Outdoors, but indoors too
Things happen that I cannot resolve
But whenever the storm blows hard
I head straight away for the 'eye'
She is there, waiting, and I grow calm
We lie down together and embrace
She knows that I am never upset with her
Always patient and innocent
She reminds me that I must be too
Then I am
Love needs calm and peace
That is always her message to me
5th of October Page 25th of October Page 25th of October Page 21 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The autumnal wind howls in the grove;
The moon is high.
There is a tiding of a new monsoon;
Dark clouds gather in the sky.
All is dark and gloom
That meets my eye.
But within my room, I sit in peace;
And I contemplate the news.
October 5th is a day of mirth.
I wish the same for you.
Beware the storm, if it blows your way;
I am confident that you'll know what to do.
Enjoy the day, when it comes;
Then contemplate your life, when it is through.
Enough!Enough!Enough!3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Their open mouths suck out my soul
As their eyes gape ignorantly ahead
I come forward to challenge their point of view
They cannot follow me
Every age and every faith
'Just gets twisted round some other way'
Only those like me can ever know
What the founders really said
'Temples should be houses of prayer'
Not for the likes of what I see
My eyes may no longer open
To behold the truth when it dawns
Purpose.Purpose.Purpose.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
What would a story be?
If there was no one there to read it.
What would dreams be?
If there was no one there to conceive it.
What would a picture be?
If there was no one there to see it.
What would a secret be?
If there was no one there to keep it.
What would love be?
If there was no one there to feel it.
What would a song be?
If there was no one there to sing it.
What would the truth be?
If there was no one there to admit it.
What would advice be?
If there was no one there to give it.
What would life be?
If there was no one there to live it.
Only MeWhat would it feel like,Only Me5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
To just disappear.
You wouldn't know,
If you just weren't here.
There is no feeling,
Because you can't feel.
You can't interpret.
You just aren't real.
It's so lonely here,
Where you used to be.
I look around,
But it's only me.
Leave Them AloneLeave Them AloneLeave Them Alone1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Rhythm and Blues
We live in a free country
We all have the right to choose
Nobody has the right to bully
Or make anyone sing the blues
You may be straight, you may be gay
You may be AC-DC
But you choose your way
It makes no difference to me
This is a free world
No matter, guy or girl
All the labels they use are only words
I won't make you sing the blues
For the partner that you choose
Doing that is just too absurd
Leave them alone
Look the other way
Or just go home
Her Face in the MoonHer Face in the MoonHer Face in the Moon2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
"In the Name of Love"
For jus one moment the clouds moved away
The moon, though gibbous, was bright
Then, I looked up and I saw
A familiar face looking at me
The eyes twinkled, as they do every night
The breeze was her swift messenger
Think of me as you like
Someone close was thinking of me
It will not be long before I return home
To lie down again at her side
Protect MeProtect me from strangers,Protect Me5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Those that want to harm.
Protect me from liars,
Using me for their good.
Protect me from my heart,
It's so easy to break.
Protect me from the voice,
She has such anger.
Protect me from depression,
It can overwhelm.
Protect me from myself,
I'm the biggest threat.
Light of ManThey told me that God reigned highLight of Man2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And taught me his rules and story
So that on the day that I die
I could live up there in his glory
But I hear the voices all around
That what I learned was just a lie
No glory of God can be found
And my faith is bound to die
Now I've seen a mother's warmth to her son
Protecting him from all around
And men who live like we are one
Even though they sleep on the ground
I've seen people give all they have
So a stranger's life may be free
And if we all go down this path
Life is better, you will see
So if we all give into this love
And live life for all its worth
Then I don't need a god above
Because his light is right here on earth
Angel of RiddlesI asked an angel,Angel of Riddles2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Cloaked in black,
"Tell me that which I don't know."
Scrawled in white letters
Across his back,
Was, "Everywhere you need to go."
I asked the angel,
Face of red,
"Where do secrets dark reside?"
Scribbled in white,
On his forehead,
Was, "Below the scars on bleeding hide."
I asked the angel,
Eyes pure blue,
"Whisper to me Eden's song."
In the whites
of his eyes,
Read, "For the righteous must be strong."
I asked the angel,
Naked and white,
"Why speak in riddles I can't hear?"
Words of black replaced his shape.
Lipstick markings on a mirror.
FireWarm and bright, you fight!Fire2 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Steel and Ice, you melt -
Grass and Bug, you burn.
NostaligicDreamer Title PoemDrowning in fearNostaligicDreamer Title Poem4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Too strong for too long
You found me
Take me with you
Beauty and the beast
I got you
The best gift I have ever gotten
Never knew I needed
Today was a fairy tale
Hush me quietI need a protectionHush me quiet10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
a shield, something to soften up the edges
Where is my salvation?
Someone who will rise me up,
shine with me
and be my back up
Someone who will fight with me
I know, I know darling
It's not your job
None of this is your fault, I should really quit whining
You just got unlucky baby
stumbling upon little me
But I really think you're what I need
What I've been waiting, searching and hoping for
All just to get trough another day, you must lead
So if I reach out my hand to grab yours
if I ask nicely,
and bow my head down to admit your kindness
Will you be it?
Will you look me in the eyes and feel mercy?
Will you take my hand, lead me to safety
and show them?
Will you show them, that you now stand before me
no matter what?
Will you understand
will you know without any outspoken words,
my pain, my insecurity and my strange taste in music?
Will you show me hope
hope for us to win this war
this so called life?
Then touch me gently and feel my skin
Hush me quiet and let it in
What Have Ye Done?What Have Ye Done?What Have Ye Done?1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Dark poetry for Xmas
The words of Christ
Oh, my children, why wait ye?
Can ye not behold me before ye?
In your scurry, and your bustle,
In your hurry, and your hustle,
Ye have forgotten what I taught ye.
"Think while ye have me. Move while ye see me."
Oh, my children, what have ye done?
In your doubt and confusion, ye have hid the sun.
Ye have paled the moon in the night,
Clouded the sky and veiled her light.
On this day, this 25th December,
Ye have forgotten what I bade ye remember
And, in my truth and in my name,
Ye have caused the world abuse, misery and shame
Ye ought not to do all this, ought ye?
"Think while ye have me. Move while ye see me."
Jack o'LanternJack o'LanternJack o'Lantern3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Before the cottage, on the earth,
Burning brightly with an eerie light,
The pumpkin lamp, the lantern,
Stood glowing throughout the night.
Whenever a good man or woman passed,
The glow was not so bright;
Yet whenever a wicked or dubious soul came
The glow intensified.
It lit up the hollow features of the face
The light burned through the holes of the eyes
Until the last man came and went
Then it burned high and died
Terrence Drake page 1Terrence DrakeTerrence Drake page 16 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Death is nothing but sleep”
Terrence Drake was a man of advanced age, when he finally died. He was 78 years old. Nobody knew very much about him. He had lived alone until his death. He had a fair appearance; yet something about him made him unattractive to women and they avoided him. Throughout his life, he never married. Terrence Drake stood about five feet eight inches tall. He had average build but never gained weight. In fact, he was very thin when he died.
About his habits, his hobbies and his occupation, nobody knew anything at all. Terrence hardly ever left home by day; and he only left home at night when the need arose.
When he died, late one evening in November, he was holding a document of strange appearance in his left hand. The coroner and the undertaker both had tried, vainly, to extract it and read it. Terrence Drake retained an iron grip on it; so, at last, they gave up trying to read it, At 10:45, that evening, the undertaker
I Love the RainYesterday, the sky grew dark for hoursI Love the Rain1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I looked up and I knew the rain would fall
Then I heard the soft sound of raindrops
The clouds had heard Nature's call
It would delight me to see people running
I saw that scene once before
They wander about like nothing will happen
Then the rain pours
And they rush indoors
I wear my mack in the showers
I look at the sky when I go outside
I expect changes in the weather
And I am not so surprised
I welcome the rain after dry days
When the sun beats down and the air is hot
I sit in my cafe in the pouring rain
Watching all the others run to and fro
From the rain I learned to enjoy
I love the rain
Live Each DayLive Each DayLive Each Day1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
As it comes
There will come a time in a man's life
When his days pass uncertainly
From one moment to the other
What will pass is anyone's guess
I have life so long as I breathe
So long as I awaken and move
They say everything is just a moment
It all will pass
I let my thoughts wander through my mind
And live each day as it comes
We may not know tomorrow
We only know today
Stormy Weather No.2Stormy Weather No.2Stormy Weather No.21 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Cafe Coffee Lovers
Rhythm and Blues
Back again after a long time away
Left without a word to say
Sitting by the window, I can hear
The voices of the people sitting near
But I can barely hear the rain
It's voice is softer than alll of them
I wish the rain would fall down hard
It would chase them all to their homes
Nothing in this world can match
The feeling of being in the rain alone