Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil.She walks around with her hands over her ears. She has heard so many horrible things, so many screams, so many cries. She cant hear more or she'll fall apart, one chip too many in her soul. She cries silently at night while trying not to hear. And so she covers her ears to silence the pain.Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil.2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And no one notices.
He walks around with his hands over his eyes. God, the things he has seen. Only a few years old and damaged beyond repair. Those things will never be forgotten, those expressions, those hands, the pain. He will never recover from seeing so much blood, so much violence. And so he covers his eyes, to try to block the images. And no one notices.
They walk around with their hands over their mouths. They aren't just witnesses but victims. They know things no one should know, and they were taught in the worst way. the things they have experienced, the things that have been done to them. This world is evil and they know its darkest depths first hand. And so they cover their mouths, so a
Alive...Hold me closer nowAlive...2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
So that I can hear you breathe
Cold life into me
-Is the LoverQuick is the beat-Is the Lover2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of the hearts entwined;
Calm is the woman
So meek and kind;
Strong is the man,
His stare, and embrace;
Red is the blush
Lingering on her face;
Pale is her skin
Underneath his gaze;
Soft is the bed
Where they nightly lay;
Bright is the light
In her young, wide eyes;
Slow are the two
When 'tis time to rise;
Dark is his mood
When alone for long;
Small is his smile
When hearing her song;
Full are her lips
When crushed against his;
Sweet is the taste
Of her parting kiss;
Deep is his laugh
Into her shoulder;
Warm is his breath
When all is colder;
Gold is the sun
In the morning sky;
Black is the night
When again they lie;
Pleased is her sigh,
Response to his taunts;
True is the love
They fail not to flaunt;
Long is the bond
Between each other;
These two be lovers.
Envy...I have never envied anyone,Envy...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as much as I do you,
right here and now...
Not for the guitar that you can play
or the subjects you are studying
or for your life in general, no...
I envy you for what you hold in your arms
every night, which is the MOST Precious and
the MOST Wonderful of all things, Her...
I had never truly believed in God
until I met Her and realized only He,
could have created something so PERFECT...
So Undeniably and Unbelievably;
Beautiful, Sweet, Special, and Unique.
Everything I ever wanted and needed...
For all the women, wealth and fame
in the world, I would never trade Her
and I will love Her till the very end...
So I envy the extraordinary opportunity
that you possess. You are truly blessed
to have Her, love Her and be loved by Her...
I hope you never take Her for granted,
never hurt Her on purpose and
never misuse the Greatest of Gifts...
Because you see,
She still has my Heart
and my Soul...
She may not need it.
She may not want it.
But She has it and always wi
I Would Die for YouHers are not the first eyes he meets.I Would Die for You2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He whirls after one of the very last monsters explodes into dust, his hair turned to gold in the dying light. He finds the girl he is looking for, the pretty brunette with the ever-changing eyes.
His eyes shine with fierce pride as he sees Piper not only holding on her own, but helping whoever is needing a hand. Her face is flushed with effort and she is panting, but her expression is bright and she is shining with an Aphrodite-esque charm.
The air smells of rain and blood. Red puddles are forming at the demigod's feet, painting a scene of despair and hopelessness. Every few meters or so, a broken sword or a pierced-through armor can be found reflecting the dull glow of the last rays of sun.
But Reyna knows better than to be fooled by the appearances. Once she had arrived with the Romans and Greeks reinforcements, she was relieved to see they were in time: the battle had just begun. Now they were, by far, the winning side. Reyna curls her lips slig
Falling Star...You were a shooting star,Falling Star...10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
but lost your way.
Plucked from the Heavens
and falling to Earth.
I reached out and caught you
determined to put you back...
But you burned me,
engulfing me in flames.
Nothing is left of me,
but ashes to the wind...
But you are back in the sky
twinkling oh so brightly.....
Waiting for SomeoneHours. Days. Weeks. Nico lost count on how long the tall, dark-skinned teenager-who looked vaguely familiar, yet Nico couldn't quite remember his name- stood there.Waiting for Someone2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Not that the security ghouls hadn't tried to move him- they had.
"You can't stay here, kid. Elysium awaits you," the ghouls would insist every time.
The boy would shake his head stubbornly and twist the white fabric of his T-shirt anxiously, then bite his lip. "I'm waiting for someone," he would answer back, too, every time.
He had been judged not long ago, and as soon as they veredicted Elysium for him, he gave a brief, white-thoothed smile toward the judges and proceeded to make his way to the paradise's gate. But that was it; he refused to go in.
Nico squinted to see better- he had seen this boy somewhere. Still, he kept himself pressed against one of the dark, jagged rocks that seemed oh-so-abundant in the Underworld, doing his best to not be noticed by him.
One day, not too long ago after Beckendorf (was that his name?
They RunThey run through the forest,They Run3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And they leap at the beasts;
They need little rest
Between their runs and feasts.
They need nothing else but to hunt and prowl
As they run, run, run during day or night;
They are silent except for their victorious howls
To their silver god in the vast moonlight.
They run through the herds,
And they chase off the deer;
They scatter the birds,
And anything else with fear
For the quiet grey wolf,
The stalking red wolf,
The pouncing black wolf,
And the swift white wolf-
No other creatures safe when it comes
To the almighty wolves
Who cannot help but run, run, run.
Beautiful HeartDear loneliest heart in the crowd,Beautiful Heart3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Afraid to speak aloud
For fear of what others may say-
No way to spend the day.
Disfigured face, you have no need to hide-
Take your marks as your pride;
You flaunt the deepest of haunting scars-
They nearly outnumber the misty stars
And you cannot help but think yourself a fool
In a world too ugly and cruel
For your poor and blemished stare,
And you cannot help but wonder if any others care
About the tears you have cried
In desperation for disguise.
Dear saddened gaze, dry your eyes-
Your beauty is where your heart lies.
What a terrible thingSometimes life is painful,What a terrible thing1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
not for a discernible reason.
Not for a route to something better
or a perversive remedy
for a wound long forgotten.
Sometimes we drown in it,
in the not yet,
the not quite,
the not at all.
Sometimes even our eyelashes
are too heavy,
and keeping our eyes open enough
to see the truth is asking too much,
and other times?
Other times the truth is
the bacteria binding in your blood
beneath your skin
- it's inside -
and it knows how to feed off of you.
it wriggles until at last -
it lets its forceful pair of hands
slip tenderly under your ribcage
to compress -
down on your lungs
until they are flat
and stick to themselves,
and leave you gasping;
oh, oh the truth.
What a terrible thing!
Sobriety's RiseSobriety's Rise2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I exiled you from my veins
You will never affect me again
Take with you the very worst of me
I will no longer be a part of thee!
Too long have my eyes been closed
So many years have passed in vain
I couldn't let the road ahead get any worse
I'm no longer a victim of your taint
I dwell no more- in those old woes
Though I regret the pain I allowed myself to sustain
Mirrors don't snare / Family doesn't glare
This hope I bear / I've made it here
Cleansed my spirit away / Allowed scars to fade
Embraced the change / Unlocked the cage
My dreams no longer weep
The nightmares refuse to reimmerse
I can move forward if I really believe
I was able to get passed the hurt
'cause I forgave myself for being weak
I am not drowning myself anymore!
Deemed my recovered soul worthy
I accepted the gift of clarity
Today- I am alive
Watch me rise!
Lost In Translationshe no longer understands the nuanceLost In Translation1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the language of Her hands;
the subtleties of a stroke across the cheek
on the precise angle of its bone-
cannot translate these silent sentences:
"i love you" spoken wordlessly
in the connection of freckles,
like destination points pegged into the map of a Girl
who's been waiting for this journey all her life-
"always" etched into the lines
of Her eyes, drinking her further in
with every flutter.
and there is no dictionary to define
perhaps some letters must be lost as they're delivered.
Her passion flies too far too fast;
she feels only a light breeze overhead.
HAIKUWRIMO 2014February 24HAIKUWRIMO 20141 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
She writes on napkins,
plotting destinies in mind;
she forges their lives.
"I wasn't joking"
"I don't think of you like that"
"I'm sorry" "Me too".
Clear, varnished tubing
pierces into his nostrils
Breathe - ahh - Breathe - ahh - Breathe!
His heart fails / Mine stops
His lungs; cloudy lemonade -
life in the balance.
I can't sleep, can't write,
lets pretend to drink cocoa
and talk about books.
An old home crumbles
into the play-away sea
and deletes my past.
Little white love notes
Taped to the students door frames;
'Happy Friday Friend!'
To show an older, wiser,
Worn down and weary,
worn out and sleepy minded;
trying to survive.
Deserted tea cup,
'I'll be back in the morning',
'Okay Daniel. Bye!'
Pulverise all of
this destitutional heart
Alone and UnseenAlone and Unseen2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The chill in the breeze,
The frost on the ground,
Crisp on a moonlit night.
A young boy's figure
Glides through the streets,
His breath a clouded fog.
Eyes like crystals,
Hair like snow,
He walks with staff in hand.
Alone in the world,
Unseen by all,
He strides like a ghost through the town.
Young children seen
Through a window pane,
Bask in the glow of the hearth.
Unseen goes the boy
Who stares unnoticed and lost
At the joy before his eyes.
A tentative move,
A soft hand to the glass,
Which freezes beneath his touch.
He turns away,
To the dark of the night
And raises his head to the sky.
A tear flows unseen,
Silent and soft,
To be dashed on the frozen earth.
Calling winds forth,
Around him to swirl,
His feet lift off from the ground.
Invisible and alone,
He flies higher until
He melds with the sky and the stars.
"I want to be seen
And I want to be heard."
Only one hears this desperate boy's cry.
The Man in the Moon
Stares down on the scene,
At the lost and forgotten child.
Heavenly FireHeavenly Fire2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The sky, consumed by
a spectral conflagration;
embers glow briefly
before the night's rising tide
completely quenches the fire.
Dark lightThe light will lead you to the darknessDark light9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
but darkness will lead you back to light.
Stormyher given birth nameStormy11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
controls her emotions;
days of sunshine come rare
as rages of gloom conquer.
her heart feels clouded
and tears of fear drip;
every year she gets older
and every year, more faith is lost.
death lingers in the
back of her mind while new life
is in full bloom around her;
she fears dying alone - and unloved.
in those rare days of sunshine,
her love for others results in
a full and complete rainbow;
her smiling, her giggling makes pain fade away.
When War Was Just A Game*Warning: if you are a hardcore Reyna fan than do not proceed. I cannot be held responsible for any emotional trauma caused by this story. If you choose to proceed, heedless of my warning, then do so with caution AND DON'T FRIGGIN BLAME ME, MJTism. That is all.When War Was Just A Game2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Reyna had a very good memory.
She remembered fear when Jason went missing and fear when she thought he wouldn’t remember her. She remembered fear when Percy set the pirates free on Circe’s island. She remembered fear when she found out she was a half-blood when she was seven.
She remembered pain. Pain when Hylla decided to go her own way. Pain when Jason walked in with Piper. Pain when New Rome was fired upon.
And when Jason left with the upstarts.
Maybe that was betrayal she’d felt.
But right at that moment, when she stared out the massive glass windows of the Plaza onto the streets of New York, preparing to attack Camp Half-Blood, Reyna remembered something els
Rain Of ColorRain Of Color2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rain Of Color
All of the struggles I had to endure
I always desperately held on
It was a day after day ritual
Learning to stay strong
Different advice from the wise
I had to fuse it all together
And make sense of every voice
I couldn't allow my hope to wither
Believe in the soul
Embrace the heart
It's what makes you whole
It defines who you really are
Envision the dreams
As if they're real
Remember where you've been
Know that every wound will heal
Every scar tells a story / Every step is towards glory
There's always a chance to triumph / There's always a time for resonance
We always pick ourselves back up / There's no such thing as enough
Born to live free / Alive to feel peace
Hold onto that spark
Even if it's not much
It'll guide you through the dark
It'll help you when you're lost
Compare not to others
Live at your own pace
It always gets better
Faith never really fades
I've made it to this place
Where finally I realize
I've journeyed through the pain
And I have
Let The Wounds Be UndoneLet The Wounds Be Undone2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let The Wounds Be Undone
I heal to just be healed again...
So many wounds to mend...
My body feels no end...
Without pain there can be no relief
Last resort hope gives birth to belief
I knew there was always something better
I prayed for the days ahead to get brighter
As I lay in ruin
I feel my heart still beating
Pieces of destruction
Can be transformed into pieces of creation
Forgot about yesterday / I only know of today
The light sparks my way / Pushed the darkness away
Life is what I'm fighting for / You can't hurt me anymore
I'm stronger than before / The broken pieces are now whole
I wave my tarnished hands
Over my torn skin
My heart's no longer glass
This is my despair vanishing
I lift up my remains
And let go of the past
It's just another memory
But now here I stand
Tears will become numb!
Scars will be overcome!
Let the wounds be undone!
In The RainfallIn The Rainfall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In The Rainfall
Dripping with blame
Bound by hate
I felt your anger
I held my pieces together
I always wait for the right moment-
To finally break down
I need the pain to flow perfect-
To let it all out
I'm reaching for my tainted core / I won't let you corrupt me anymore
You will not be a part of me / This is not how it's going to be
I always wait for the oncoming storm-
That's the only time
Endure it all until the promised calm-
Just to call it mine
I am myself again
You're gone with the rain
I am my own protection
I can rise above the destruction
Dancing with MephistoBlinded by the lightDancing with Mephisto10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Betrayed by the truth
I search for the darkness
I keep searching for you
To hell with heaven
No regret for my sins
I don't need forever
Because I'll sin again
I look for my savior
Begging her to take me
I pray to the Satan
To finally break me
I hate it
I hate being weak
Look, what this faith did to me
I am nothing
Soulless, boneless, piece of shit
Dancing with the devil
Just to make a deal
He'll take my forever
So you can be free...
Kissing my destiny, saying goodbye
Finally ending this game of the lies
And here I go to the end of the light
Because finally there is nothing left to hide
I am free now and the wind will carry me home
It will release me, my body and soul
Finally I'm returning where I came from
And once again, darkness I'll become ...
BelieverI'm not a believerBeliever11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I believe in you
And I hate you for this
For seeing me through
I am not a dreamer
But I dream about you
And I say that I hate you
But that is not true
I am not a sinner
But I'll sin for you
You did ask me why
But you already knew
I am not a lover
But I would love you
If you let me of course
But I doubt you would
So no, not a believer
But still believing in you
Maybe I already love you
But no, that's unlikely the truth