Walking toward LightWalking toward Light2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the flame of salvation
sparks a supreme light
at the highest point
where wings of freedom dance
endlessly on a peaceful song
I am determined to cross
the mountains of fallen desires
with a wand of my consciousness
walking me through slippery rocks
and naked feet leading me
against the acute path
destined for my journey
the garb of my wisdom
protects my soul
from the demon of temptations
that follows me to distract
my attention set on divine
and the chants
of ancient scriptures
swirl at back of my neck
echoing good old lessons
the absolute balance
End RemembranceEnd Remembrance2 years ago in Historical More Like This
Remembrance Day originates at the end of World War I. The idea is to honor those who died in the line of duty, defending their country from enemies. For all its pompous words and fancy granite memorials littered with colorful flower bouquets, Remembrance Day and others like it have failed miserably in achieving this goal.
I've often been criticized as having no respect, and that can be an impediment when discussing certain topics. However, I am often in luck – hypocrisy deserves no respect. What changed as a result of the enormous sacrifice of those who died in WW1? As the first bombs of WW2 fell just two decades later, millions once again obediently lined up under various pieces of colored cloths to slaughter and be slaughtered. It became obvious that absolutely nothing had changed, and that the millions of WW1 had died in vain.
Most would agree that all that lip service paid to the sacrifice between the two world wars wasn't good enough. To truly honor their sacrifice would be
Deux-pieceDeux-piece3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i gave my heart to a crocodile
he used it as a toothpick
i took it back
gave it to Charlie Chaplin
he kept playing the dictator
i took it back
gave it to Houdini
he'd make it disappear every morn
i took it back
gave it to the Beatles
they threw it to their lunatic fans
i took it back
gave it to my chest
it was dark and bloody in there
i took it back
gave it to You,
to stuff it next to yours -
i heard from your veins
there's room enough for Two
in your rib cage.
RavanbakshRavanbaksh3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'Thank God for the furnace.'
-A.W.Tozer's "Root of the Righteous"
The metal digs into the back of her head, held steady in the hands of a man three times the woman's size. There is no look upon her face that suggests fear, but the beginning of a question glistens in her eyes. It asks clearly of both believers and non who are gathered there: "Now?"
Though the language they shout at the young woman is not native to her, she understands perfectly each word accompanied with flying spittle as if to emphasize the point. Whatever they are demanding of her receives no reply. Without a bag forced over her head, she feels at liberty to let her eyes wander. Never had air smelled so sweet to her senses. Her lungs took in as much as they could while her eyes feasted on the beauty of the nature around them. No clouds protected them from the sun's rays, but the blue of the sky took the woman's breath away.
She noticed not at all the pain in her knees for having knelt on the hard ground
ContinueWhen the world strikes you down,Continue3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When your smile becomes a frown,
When you stumble and fall,
When you wager and lose all,
When the world laughs at you,
When many becomes few,
There's nothing else to do except...
What I Long to SayNot being able to tell youWhat I Long to Say3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
is driving me mad.
Holding it from you
is like a torture device.
Crushing my body
until my ribs
start to suffocate my lungs
into screaming out the words.
My hands tremble
at the very thought of
allowing the words
to escape my lips.
My heart races
as I wonder when, where, or how
I should tell you.
The frustration throughout my body
conflicts with the pure joy
that you bring me
with every word.
My own world
of dizziness and happiness,
created by the mere
mention of your name.
The flurry of thoughts
whirling through my head,
all with conflicting conclusions.
Chaos within my mind,
a raging hurricane.
I beg for them
to leave me be
for even a moment.
tears at the edges of my heart.
Gives me a rush
like nothing else.
Fistfuls of hair in my hands,
as I smile and blush.
I can't stand it,
but at the same time
I like it.
No! Wait until you see him again!
He has to say it first.
Text it now!
Ask him how he feels!
Let Go Hold OnLet Go Hold On2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything that matters or should matter let it go
Every person that ever loved you or will love you let them go
Every dream or wish you've ever had let them all go
Every wrong you never corrected just let go
Every hurt you ever felt or will know let them go
Every joy you may bring to others that brought joy to you let them all go
Giving up is easy
But holding onto all that is dear to you or that you'll ever care for
Is what sets us apart from those that just give up and those that refuse to walk away
David's TrialDavid's Trial3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The air was filled with the buzz of excitement. It was a new day of departure for another group of spirit children. Today was the day they would descend to the world called Earth and begin their tests to determine their faithfulness in keeping to their Father's commandments. Some were nervous, unsure of what to expect, despite the years of training they had received for this very special day in their lives. Others were excited, eager to begin their tribulations in the temporal world and fulfill their promises to their Father. One spirit child in particular, a man named David, was scared.
The day had come for him to receive his call to Earth, and when he had received it, he was confused from its written words. It stated that he was to be born on the Earth in a special time, and will be given the ability of leadership, where his family, friends and his community would receive the opportunity to serve their fellow brothers and sisters through his guidance. After that passage, it stated
Try. Try. Try.Try. Try. Try.Try. Try. Try.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We try to complete our mission in life,
Try to hold on.
Try to love.
We try to keep our fragile hearts beating,
Try to keep running.
Try to keep up.
We try to keep our heads up high.
Try to think straight.
Try to move on.
We try to see the beauty,
Try to see past.
Try to forget.
We try to work with what we have.
Try to be strong.
Try to find meaning.
We try to stick at it and never give up...
We try not to let these feelings take control,
Try not to cry.
Try not to lie.
We try not to let our vision become clouded,
Try not to worry.
Try not to look back.
We try not to let the loneliness overwhelm us,
Try not to hurt.
Try not to lose sight.
We try not to apologise constantly,
Try not to shout.
Try not to scream.
We try not to let fate take control,
Try not to bleed.
Try not to lose.
We try not to show our true inner feelings,
Try not to suffer.
Try not to die...
We try to force the blood from our veins,
Try to leave.
Try to say sorry.
We try to r
Number 2, Loveshe's selling bottledNumber 2, Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in metal containers
so she can
her love away.
everything she ever
w h w a o i n p s t e h e d e d
w h w a o i n p s t e h e d
w h w a o i n p s t e h e d
Learn To WatchThe bloody rainLearn To Watch3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That's what it became
It has never been here before
Dreaming of a hope
You will work
And see what you will find
Learn to watch
And do not laugh
Learn to listen
And you will learn to speak
StupidStupid3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because I am stupid, so I believe in everything you say.
Because I am stupid, I will sacrifice my all for your comfort.
Because I am stupid, I want to tell you all my secrets.
Because I am stupid, I thought you were also stupid.
Patient Little FlowerPatient Little Flower4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
A patient little flower sits on the grass,
it watched all the time as it would pass.
Waiting day and night for the one drop of rain,
just a single drop was all he needed to gain.
In order to grow, he would wait patiently,
not at all like a busy bee.
The animals that passed would laugh and laugh,
"You're silly," said a rabbit. "Don't be so daft!"
"Be patient in this very busy life?"
"You might as well suffer in your own strife!"
"We all need water, and the way we get it,
is by finding even a small water pit."
"You can't just sit there and expect it to rain,
that won't give you any small sort of gain!"
The rabbit continued laughing as it bounded off,
leaving the flower to wait for some meaningful broth.
Along came a bird with its wings a-blazing,
the look it had seemed to be crazing.
Seeing the flower, it was quite curious,
wondering if it were down right delirious.
"Do my eyes deceive me? A flower in nowhere?
What are you doing, you should go somewhere!"
The bird dropped to the ground a
Deja VuUnknowing regret,Deja Vu6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Deep in dreams,
Predictions of failures
And faults to come,
Dwelling on the past,
The past dreams and insights,
Revelations and confusion,
Sudden SadnessSudden Sadness2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
She looked away from the large window in her room and sighed as another unprovoked and intense sadness racked over his small frame. She shivered, and clenched her eyes tightly shut in an attempt to fight the tears that would soon flow and not stop no matter what she did.
She had no idea why she cried like this. She knew there were things in her life that were sad, but, honestly, she didn't know why she was so overcome.
There were those in this world with lives far worst then her own, why should she cry over something as simple as a man, and a death that had been forgotten by everyone else.
Five months, and she was still crying.
The maddening sadness soon passed and she began to inhale through her nose and exhale through her mouth. It helped, sometimes, but sometimes it made it worse.
"Hey," Her brother said as he poked his head into the room without a single knock, not that it mattered, she couldn't lock her door anyways, "Dinner is done . . . hey, you okay?" He as
"Traditional" HeroHonestly, I'd expected Percy Jackson to be...different. In my imagination, Percy was tall and had a pretty intimidating presence. This guy had defeated Kronos , after all. I guessed he wouldn't have much of a sense of humor. He'd have to be really smart, too, since he was dating Annabeth. All of these characteristics made up the strong, no-nonsense warrior I thought he'd be."Traditional" Hero3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A few yards away from me, Annabeth walks to her archery class. Percy jogs over to her.
"Hey, Annabeth!" he says happily.
The blond girl grinsI've been seeing a lot of those from her lately. "Hi."
Percy loosely grabs her wrist and leans down like he's going to kiss her. Instead, he brushes their noses together a few times. Annabeth's cheeks turn bright pink.
"You are such a dork," she mutters, but her blushing face shows she didn't really mind.
SnK - [EreRi] Morze[Shingeki no Kyojin]SnK - [EreRi] Morze1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
[Eren x Rivaille]
Odetchnął pełną piersią, długo delektując się zapachem morskiej bryzy. Fale obmywały brzeg, mewy chodziły po plaży szukając czegoś do jedzenia. Eren stał po kostki w piasku wzdrygając się, kiedy zimna woda sięgała jego łydek. Świat poza murami wyglądał naprawdę niesamowicie. Chłopak nie spodziewał się, że zrobi on na nim tak piorunujące wrażenie. Dopiero teraz poczuł, że jest naprawdę wolny.
Naprawdę tutaj jest magicznie, kapralu Rivaille.
Oznajmił, wyciągając rękę do góry. Słońce chowało się za chmurami, ale pomimo tego musiał zmrużyć oczy. Wiedział, że to niemożliwe, ale teraz nawet niebo wydawało się o wiele bardziej piękne. Z zachwytem obserwował ciągnąc
The Dark ForestThe dark forestThe Dark Forest2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It takes you in
And comes when you least expect it
The dark forest
But at the same time it’s your graveyard of memories
As you venture deeper into the darkness
You feel this presence sitting on your shoulder
As it gets comfortable you remember the feeling
And it fills you with fright
The dark forest
Horrible in its own way
You hate being there but you’ve know it for so long
The dark forest
Inside there is no turning back
While you know you don’t want to do this
And as you reach the end you see the a shovel
The presence gets stronger as you pick it up
You walk a little longer until you get to a hole
You jump down inside it and start digging
Slowly but surely you can’t get out
And when you’re trapped there only others can save you
But you’re to insecure to accept the help
Even though the wounds on your arms, tells all your tales
And how you started digging that hole
Letter to a fatherDear Father,Letter to a father3 years ago in Letters More Like This
As I sit in a room two continents away, surrounded by clothes and books and pretty things, all bought with money provided by you, five years into a degree funded by you, I type away this letter.
Dear Father, two days ago you laughed when I excitedly showed you a photo of a thirty-five-bedroom castle and said that one day I will buy it, and you told me that at my age you had stopped having those grandiose dreams. Let me tell you a different story. Nineteen years ago, you pulled a drawer out of your wardrobe, to reveal a drawer behind it, and within this drawer was a single item: an old, ornate, large iron key. You told me it was the key to the gates of your Castle in Spain. Only years later did I learn that in French, "castle in Spain" means castle in the air.
Thanks to a man who never stopped dreaming... but who put his dreams aside to help his daughter make hers come true, today, I can dream.
Dear Father, when they ask me if I have a role model, I name you. You may be gru
The Darkness In MeThe Darkness In Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The darkness embraces me
I'm getting cold
The darkness inside of me
It's so very old
You have made it grow
It has found its way
You have made it show
And it won't go away
Those words they beat me
I'm in pain
For lies they feed me
Its in vain
I know the truth
I'm the one to blame
But my darkness within
It won't go away
I hope someone will cast a light
On my shattered heart
I hope someone will love
This monster I'm
Without light, there is no shadow
Without good, there is no bad
Without death ,we wouldn't be alive
And without hate, we wouldn't feel love
lost.Wandering,lost.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
waiting for your voice to
reach out for mine.
Fingertips of satin,
caressing the confines of my
whispering a thousand constellations to my waning sanity.
Promises upon promises,
mosaic labyrinths etched into mutilated
Trembling lips — July's blasphemous sun
lingering above December's intangible moon,
and these looking-glass limbs scream for your
tongue to shatter me into one million
Rose eyelashes; iron thorns and liquid petals
flutter open to the dull luster of our
and in the end, your nebula fades away
in the disintegrating morning, just like my [heart] broken