Flames Never DieFlames never die, for embers always live,
The spirit of a fighter, only so much can give,
Through adversity, sorrow, fear and pain,
The flame of a hero, dims in that relentless rain,
But even in the great monsoon, the flames do not die,
For one faint ember lives on,
Rescued in love before it was gone,
Nurtured with kindling of friendship and care,
Sheltered with love from fear's evil lair,
The light is small, quivering cold,
But day by day the flame blooms,
And cheerful laughter emerges from the glooms,
Still it's not quite there, not what it once was,
For once it was the flame of a spirited leader,
A fighter who could not be defeated,
In time the flames will recover,
History will say there is no other,
No leader so great, no fighter so brave,
No will so steadfast, so determined to save,
May his flames never die, and his embers always live.
Starlight, Star Bright: Ch. 6Starlight, Star BrightStarlight, Star Bright: Ch. 63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ch.8: Behind the Scenes
NOTE: if you are just reading the story for the first time now STOP. Skip to the BOTTOM of the page, click the link (FIRST) and start from the beginning please. I write with assumption that everyone knows what's going on already from reading everything before this.
"Things aren't always what they seem
You're only seeing part of me
There's more than you could ever know
Behind the scenes
I'm incomplete and I'm undone
But I suppose like everyone
There's so much more that's going on
Behind the scenes"
~ "Behind the Scenes" by: Francesca Battistelli
Finding out that the Pokémart in Phenac city didn't have any Poké balls had not been a very welcome surprise. Then again, Ray supposed it hadn't been much of a surprise, there weren't many wild Pokémon in Orre so there wasn't any demand for Poké balls. He had to admit, if it hadn't been for Sam insisting on asking around they wouldn't have learned that the Outskirt Stand may have s
EscapeI'm trying to escape,Escape10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
trying to get away,
trying to ignore what they do,
forget about what they say.
No move I ever make,
can ever be one right,
every simple thing I say,
always starts a fight.
I'm sorry I'm not perfect,
the way I'm supposed to be,
the thing is your slowly killing me,
why can't you see?
I'd really like to run away,
where someone would understand,
to someone who could see my pain,
and gently take my hand.
'Best Friend'You left me here,'Best Friend'9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
alone in the cold.
I can almost see the wind blow.
It brings back memories,
memories of you.
The way you used to smile,
you know, back we were two.
three musketeers minus one, "best friends".
The warth of your hug,
and those silly jokes you told,
while trying to cheer me up, force one smile out of me.
I opened up to you, telling you everything.
& now thinking back I realize...
you told me nothing.
Nothing worth knowing, anyway.
Whatever happened? Did you just get bored?
I'm not always cheery, not always interesting,
but I thought best friends was more than that.
Maybe I was too eager,
eager to believe I finally had someone,
some to call my best friend.
you were the closest to it,
almost the closest I'd ever had.
now you're just every other "friend" in the hallway.
Let Me DieLet me dieLet Me Die15 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let me die,
It hurts to live,
Let me die,
My soul to give.
I want to die,
Give me rest,
I don't want to try,
Just a bullet in the chest.
Every acrid breath makes sweet death,
Like the gentle touch of a lovers caress.
Let me die,
I beg you please,
Pain and disease
Are only a tease.
Give me a place,
Where I can be free,
Where demons wont chase,
And torture me
Frozen Over- Chapter 1A few weeks earlier...Frozen Over- Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Let me get something straight with you, Unova is completely frozen.
Every blade of grass, dirt, bricks and trees were covered in ice; like a giant snow globe minus the peaceful air to it.
So don't even think for a second that we could see any green grass beneath that harsh layer of ice.
But if I could find something to change that, then I would gladly die for it to do so...Who knows? Maybe Rosa might smile genuinely if that happened.
I have no idea why we even considered thinking of travelling all the way back to Route 9, the route next to Opelucid City, even if it did have the only market that would still provide us with food and supplies despite knowing who we were. It's too risky with the newly-plasma-renovated capital mere minutes away that had an abundance of policemen and plasma grunts-- or 'The-Stupid-Ninja-Pirates' as Rosa would keep calling them.
I still can't quite wrap my head around how those idiots managed to clear the ice to mak
Hit The Lights (Ferriswheelshipping one-shot)Hit The Lights (Ferriswheelshipping one-shot)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was the Champion now, and as he watched her dance, jealousy prickling at the surface, all he wished he could do was get up the courage to talk with her.
Hit the Lights
“No, I’m good,” N said quickly, waving his hand to dismiss the waiter who had offered him a drink.
He glanced back out into the large room before him, people crowding the gigantic space. Hundreds, maybe thousands had gathered for the ceremony, and what he was witnessing now was the celebration that took place afterwards.
It was a big deal when a new Champion was announced. It only happened once in a blue moon, and to be at the party was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
However N at the moment was thinking perhaps he would rather be somewhere else. Somewhere quiet, and away from her.
In all reality he wanted to be closer to her, talking to her, and celebrating with her. But he simply didn’t have the courage.
He had screwed up just about everything else in her life before t
-you sometimes f o r g e t-1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
who you really are
beneath the facade
— — because it is too painful
to acknowledge your sins.
Babysitting Blues (SequelShipping)Babysitting Blues (SequelShipping)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Aspertia City, 5:00pm.
"Are you sure that you will be alright looking after Hana?" Hue's mother asked, making the final adjustments to her hair.
"Yes, Ma'am." Rosa replied, flicking her curly bangs of her bright blue eyes.
"Rosa, I told you that you can just call me Serina!" The older woman said, looking at Rosa through the reflection of the small mirror.
"Now, how do I look?" Serina asked, turning around in a circle. She was dressed in a knee-length dress made out of a shiny silver material with a light purple sash around her waist. Her dark, redish-purple hair was straightened and left down, a rare sight to see as the busy woman hardly ever got dressed up.
"You look absolutely stunning!" Rosa squealed, grabbing the lady's bag off of the table.
"You should get going! I'm sure he's waiting!" The younger girl said, gesturing towards the door.
"Okay…I'm going!" Serina said, grabbing the bag and walking towards the door. Just as she was about to grab the metal h
inuyasha and the jerry spring2Inuyasha And The Jerry Springer Show Part Deuxinuyasha and the jerry spring210 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
*camera shows audience clapping, Jerry looking at the 5 people on stage, Inuyasha is clinging on Miroku's arm, Miroku trying to tug his arm back, Shippo sitting on Sango's head and watching Inuyasha, Sango and Kagome both giving death glares to Miroku*
Jerry: Welcome every one to the Jerry Springer show! *audience claps* Thank you thank you! Now last time on the show we met Inuyasha here, *girl screams, and flashes him* um… and we learned that he is gay. *girl, still holding her shirt up screams and faints* Yup…
Inuyasha: I don't love MEN in general… I only love Miroku *looks at Miroku admiringly, while Miroku looks scared but gave a nervous smile*
Jerry: that sill makes you gay…
Sango: Can we get on with it please…
Jerry: yes of course now, we are going to be introducing some new guests to the show. But before that, the audience wants to know what has been going on between you and Miroku since out last encounter?
Kagome: Inuyasha has been
FlawedInsecurities.Flawed6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Screaming at me,
clawing at every inch
of my body.
That little voice inside my head
sounding strangely like my own,
tearing me down,
from the inside.
Each hate-filled blow,
hits harder than the last.
Each self-inflicted cut,
hidden in shame,
nonexistent to the piercing eyes of others,
visible only in that lonely mirror reflection.
little dotted lines drawn
over every flawed bit of me.
Not pretty enough,
There is not a perfect inch
within my being.
Why can't I be beautiful?
Just YesterdayJust Yesterday15 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just yesterday you were holding my hand,
Just yesterday you gave me a wedding band,
Just yesterday you said I do and,
Just yesterday you said you loved me too.
Just yesterday you told me you cared,
Just yesterday you told me about the love we shared,
Just yesterday you said you'd never leave and,
Just yesterday that was all I needed to believe.
Just yesterday you were near,
Just yesterday they told me something I did'nt want to hear,
Just yesterday they buried you deep and,
Just yesterday thoughts of you kept me from sleep.
Just yesterday I finally came to see you,
Just yesterday I missed you more than I usually do and,
Just yesterday I remembered again how much I need you.
Just yesterday has come and gone and,
Just yesterday is just a memory of all that went wrong.
-she seeks solace-1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
from the crevices of her mind
because it's the only place
where innocence still remains;
and it is the only place
where she can think
without the corruption of the world plaguing her mind.
Ravens and Writing Desks.Alice, darling, will you fetch me a penRavens and Writing Desks.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And some paper? For here is where our story begins.
This fluorescent blood, these spiderweb veins,
They're what make us twisted,
Come sit with me, love, at my writing desk
This is where dreams are created,
Feared and enjoyed.
Do not mind the ravens,
They sing for you, Alice;
Whilst words sing of beauty,
Their whispers like rain,
The ink cries sweet nothings,
They all sing for you, dearest
Sighing and screaming your name.
And then there is nothing.
their songs fade to silence
As technicolor tears stream down my face
As I cry for kindness,
For r a v e n s and w r i t i n g d e s k s
No EscapeTaking small pieces from me,No Escape5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I lay fragmented and broken
He destroyed what was left of my heart
Casting me into eternal darkness,
For so long I've searched for a way to escape,
Only to be surrounded by this inky blackness
Everything was dismal, nothing made sense
Everywhere I turned, I was surrounded by pain
And all of it came from making a deal with him,
The beautiful devil with the cold, wicked eyes
Same dark smile that haunts me still
Out of nowhere, you appeared to me,
Sent from beyond the realm of dreams
And I was the one who cast you away.
But you hunted me, tracked me down
Using our hearts as a guide
To find your way back to me
It is indescribable, but I will try.
Your scent sends chills through me,
With a voice that breathes life into
My abused, broken soul;
Your touch amazes me with every breath
And when you look at me with those eyes,
My entire world stops
Only for you.
I want to share this feeling with the world,
Yet I do not know how to name
HistoryThere are momentsHistory4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that you wish never end
Then there are moments
that couldn't go by fast enough.
Through at the times we have seen
and all the lives we have lived.
Time seems to be
the one thing that never changes.
Time likes to repeat itself
going hour by hour, second by second.
They say, today is history
but tomorrow is a mystery.
History likes to repeat itself,
so maybe tomorrow isn't such a mystery.
-you do not know of the burden-1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
that lies upon my shoulders
nor the pain
that i carry in my heart.
RunBeneath the cadence of your call,Run4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear the wolves as they echo through
Darkest hour of the brightest light of night,
Nothing could ever be as dark as you
And what you are to me
What are you to me?
I merely blinked,
As I was eaten alive
Consumed by your hatred
And bled out of such rage.
I've only a single word for you:
Run as far from me,
And as fast as you can;
Else I should catch you
And devour all that is
A thousand ways to fight this feeling,
I shouldn't feel it.
I've never felt that I was human
Surely I must be a monster,
Fighting this monstrous voice inside,
The sound of instinct;
What the hell am I?
I catch your scent on the wind
And know only one thing:
That I must go to you.
Clawing my way past,
Nothing will stand in my way.
OverTell me,Over4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are you lonely ?
Lost within such a Labyrinthine heart,
Ruling from somewhere up so high,
Glaring down at me with those eyes
There you stand,
So opaque and obscure
With all the little pieces of us,
Twinkling in the distance,
Cannot fill the spaces between
Those that separate our hearts.
And I can't even say your name,
I wish I could just tell you
Someday I will find the strength
To say these words to you
What are you really playing at?
Cruel NovemberToday I picked a bunch of daisies...Cruel November4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And they've got malice in their eyes,
Wanton coming on
Like forbidden decadent chocolate again.
For all the lands that have been stolen
As each of the meadowlarks decide to sing,
This was not meant to be a forever song.
Cast from the fires that burn throughout the abyss,
It is our greatest challenge;
Overcoming the white maiden martyr
She comes to us each night and cries,
Reaching out for the one that her heart still longs for...
And it covers me in coveted waves of silk,
Etched from such tears...
His crystalline presence blanketing the earth,
Sewing his seeds of sorrow and hate...
But they were not the ones to blame.
You've no one but yourself left,
Hiding emotion inside this cruel November...
It is a place of enormous sadness.
Like daisies, in the storm.
One by OneThe human soulOne by One4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is a thing so hollow
Not even time can fathom
The end to it's fathomless depths
Just like the hole in your heart.
No one wants a broken toy,
That is all that I can ever be
Shameful to burden society
With my petty useless nonsense.
Your eyes betray
So much more than you allow them,
And you are so much more
Than you give yourself credit for.
Haunting melody that calls to me in silence,
As we're gazing at the stars together
Everything goes by,
And we're counting all the scars
One by one
And the hidden meaning behind
The look in your eyes
Says it all.
L' HirondelleQuand il regarde le ciel au-delà des nuages,L' Hirondelle5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Je suis une hirondelle lovée dans le mirage
De ses yeux éclairés par les brumes océanes,
Déposant sur mes ailes une lueur diaphane.
Lorsque la nuit s'éveille, ses prunelles s'agrandissent
Vers un profond silence dans lequel je m'immisce,
Pour écouter son cur plus grand que l'univers
M'offrir sans restriction les clés de son mystère.
© Deedrane 2010
Dragonfly's SymphonyI will forever be bound in this way,Dragonfly's Symphony4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Caught in a spider's web.
A thousand drops of dew
Lying cemented to the floor,
Stretched right across the ceiling
And I am waiting here
I don't flutter like the butterfly,
Hovering around the prettiest flower,
Waiting forever for it to be mine.
Not quite foolish enough
To be the moth anymore,
Always flying into the flame.
I fly instead in straight directions,
Not caring about anything,
Except for getting somewhere;
Zipping past on a whim.
You are like the caterpillar
Waiting in the garden
Spiders weave their webs
Trying to cage me,
When my heart is set in illusion
And I just want to reach the end.
Flawless BelovedSo many people, swimming in a sea of facesFlawless Beloved4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And you were once lost to me...
Though I'd searched, the place was never right
Timing was off just by a few minutes,
Moments slip like grains of sand
Falling down the hourglass of my heart...
From the moment I first saw you,
I know it sounds much too bold
But I knew you'd follow me home
From there, knew one day you'd be mine
To have and to hold,
Someone who compliments me perfectly,
Going hand in hand with my own ways
And so flawlessly intuned with my soul...
For so long I had wondered
Why there was so much darkness within me,
Why I was surrounded by it
Why it consumed me so completely...
But most of all, I wondered why...
It felt like I was missing half of myself,
Like I was incomplete
And without you, I am.
Without you, there can only be dark
There is no light,
And I know it's cliche' but...
You will always be my light
Even in all of this darkness.
Two halves of one shell
Drawn to one another
From across vast distances,
deeplike the people shapeddeep8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
holes I make
unfulfilled & fleeting
everyone I love
loves to be alone
an exit wound
(I) always leave 'em
always leaves me
curled up in bed
last words will make lies
out of everything else said
distance got the best of me