Heavenly FireHeavenly Fire6 months 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.
End RemembranceEnd Remembrance7 months 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 a
The Perfect NightThe Perfect Night1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
As I streamed across the beach with the warm water lapping at my ankles, I searched for a place to settle. When I found it, I fell down into the moonlit water. For me, there was nothing like sitting in the water instead of the grainy sand. Something about the water calmed me. I felt the warmth of a familiar body behind me and so I fell back into his comfort. He slid ever so slightly forward and I watched as his gentle, tan hands wrapped around my body and interlocked with me inside. His head fell softly on top of mine and his hat began to shade me from the shimmering moonlight.
I don't think there's any moment greater than
Tides of Earth and SkyTides of Earth and Sky1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the ache of soul carried the torch of dreams into the sky
Upon scent of mortal thirst destiny whispered in myriad
rapture of folding tides..
Lo the mythic shore, where I — a phantasm of love bleeds
into the ether of velvet sky & ocean hymn...
Lost in the wine of omni-dreaming, for our passion tis but
the humble audience of eternity
In jeweled horizons the Goddess feasts; her gaze I cannot flee
I have crossed oceans of time & drank the song of worlds
My spirit forever slain in the beauty of her immortal sea
— Arthur Crow © 2012
A Slow Drive through YosemiteA Slow Drive through Yosemite1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why people mix stimulants with depressants
I don't know, but it's appealing
when you pull out your flask
and top off your coffee.
You always said milk was a poor substitute
when you could pour 90 proof
and start your day off
on a foot you forgot you had.
You'd never set foot in a coffeehouse though.
No, those feet were preserved for sticking out windows
while your knees made an easel
on which you'd rest some admixture of hand and canvass.
"Drink and drive," you'd say, "It's okay"
because it made you see the Fall trees
like a cluster of red and purple paintbrushes
pushing up out of a cupped valley.
And you knew I always wanted
A Matter of TimeA Matter of Time8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Matter of Time
You think Sandy's got vengeance in its eyes?
You see vengeance everywhere don’t you?
In the fast, wet winds churning around your Queens apartment
In the lightning flashes on Ocean Parkway where we walked once like a
Couple of refugees.
The waves will be taller than you, they’re saying
But I imagine you sitting on a grey dock somewhere
Oblivious of official warnings
Your dark wavy hair sticking to your forehead of scattered lies
Your hard, careless body framed in endless brine.
I might not be allowed to love you anymore
But the rules of capturing, consuming and catenating happen to be
As fluid as t
Konoha's Sakura Festival CH. 3Konoha's Sakura Festival CH. 32 years ago in Settings More Like This
Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto, Sasuke does. Musashi Kishimoto has the rights to his characters and any oc's belong to me.
Chapter three: The least likely suspect!
Naruto seemed like he couldn't sleep that night, still thinking about that masked boy. The curiosity was killing him on the inside. He just had to know who it was and who could do such a wonderful dance. So in the middle of the night the blond got up, got dressed and decided to go for a walk. By this time everything was quiet in the street, everyone had cleaned up and it seemed like there was no festival there a few hours ago. He didn't realize where his feet had taken him, befor
Silence and LonelinessI am so desperateSilence and Loneliness5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not in this world
Or any other world I have ever known
I'm stuck inside
My dark and twisted mind
And I realize how merciless
Loneliness can be
But who is there to talk to?
I just talk to myself
inside my head
My mind is always telling me
Take the easy way out
And my dreams arent worth it
And I am worthless
That is what I fight every single day
I feel so desperate
I am so disconnected
I have retreated inside
My twisted mind
And I realize how worthless I am
and I realize how friendly
Silence can be
But sometimes with silence
It doesnt bring you peace
it brings back every painful memory
OrnamentalOrnamentalOrnamental10 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Ornamental. A definition of which could be given as decorative, useless, obstructive and obscenely posh and unnecessary. Perfectly, succinctly, impulsively, I know this word depicts myself, at the moment. I am the ornamented, enameled, painted obstruction, bedecked to the point of indulgence while submersed in the lavish background of humanity at its best and most jovial. Even the crystal vessels chiming in a disjointed chorus from around the room boast more of this evening than I could ever hope to; brushing the lips of every member of this raucous group and thrilling the chatter with more wild accounts and fictions. I say nothin
When The Full Moon Shines (music video)When The Full Moon Shines (music video)1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Helga's Ephemeris When The Full Moon Shines (Tir-na Nog'th)
My backdrop video projection clip for Helga's Ephemeris project.
Click to watch it (Youtube)
The video clip was transcoded from Animation Best to H.264, therefore lots of tiny details were lost. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it! :tunes: :peace: :cd:
More Helga's Ephemeris music at Soundcloud.com (click to listen).
Hippy Quotes: SpiritualityHippy Quotes: Spirituality1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Famous Hippy Quotes
"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. "
"The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us."
" see the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn't really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars,
A Perception of a Harsh RealityWhat do you see when you turn on the TV?A Perception of a Harsh Reality1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Are you intrigued by the problems of the world, the cruel reality of violence and greed?
Or are you so numb to such events that you simply change the channel?
Do you know what I feel about this world?
I feel that there is only corruption and depression.
We are only prey to vices such as want and lust, pride and envy.
I feel that the majority of the population is ignorant to such causes and feel that they are only better then their latter.
Happiness is only a luxury in such a world.
I feel that life goes on until we all die out from our existence.
The painful silence consumes us all,
just as the TV screen turns to static.
A Short Novel - Torn into two - Chapter 4 -A Short Novel - Torn into two - Chapter 4 -1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4 Village of Soha
I and Khaj took a moment to drench our eyes for the first time over the city's rugged and strong architectural beauty. The view would have only been a dream to us before we crossed the border.
The capital Jarenguard is also known as the 'giant iron plated turtle'. Giant because it is the largest and strongest city in existence, it could be seen on all the edges of Falsian.
Iron because all if not, most of it is made from valuable metals mainly refined light grey iron, tall skyscrapers reach the clouds from the lower part of town all the way up, leaving no trace of natural terrain to be found. There were big
Life's LabyrinthLife's Labyrinth1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Life is a treasure hidden,
With old secrets forbidden.
No living man knows them all,
For each sturdy tree must fall.
No woodsman knows all the seeds,
Taken from different breeds.
Every bird has a new song,
Nature always sings along.
Life is a labyrinth maze,
Which can steal all of your days.
Treasure each day as a joy,
Before you need to employ.
From toys to textbooks you go,
Soon working at Home Depot.
Short is life like a joke,
Then it gives your back a poke.
You get married to your wife,
And together live your life.
Soon you retire from your work,
Managing your store and smirk.
In your bed you close yo
The Outcasts I: Scene VIII and IXIt is early night and Xeano, Nathan, and Irena stopped right before a bridge. Irena was half-asleep on Nathan shoulders.The Outcasts I: Scene VIII and IX1 year ago in Comedy More Like This
Xeano: We will make camp near the river. The forest will be our cover. (He lead the way into the woods until they could barley sees the path). Camp is quite simple. Find a place to sleep and sleep, but it going to be cold. Irena you best beside or behind that tree (he points to a tree and Irena look over to it) from me. I'll be cast an insulating spell to act like a tent so we don't freeze tonight. (He looks over to Nathan). And you can keep watch and do what ever you wish. Here (he hands Nathan a green glow stone and his
Memories of the Wind PrologueMemories of the Wind Prologue1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Have you ever had that feeling. you know where no matter how hard you try to remember something you can't? Well that's pretty much what I feel 24/7. That feeling, it bugs me anywhere and everywhere, and I can never shake it off. You want to know the worst part, people don't expect me to feel that way. Apparently people expect me to have great powers and show little to no sad emotion, but I'm just not that, It may seem like it but im not. They also think I have a girlfriend, I mean really what 11 year old is dating, and if I do date someone It's not the girl they're thinking of for sure. Amy Rose, she claims that she's my "girlfrien
Paypal un reseau opere depuis Abidjan...Abidjan, côte d'ivoirePaypal un reseau opere depuis Abidjan1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
si vous recevez ceci, méfiez-vous de votre compte paypal...il est peut-être déjà trop tard ! (j'exagère, ne faites pas un arrêt cardiaque)
j'aimerais avoir quelques photos et votre prix ferme et si cela
ne vous gène pas avoir aussi la facture d'achat
Mme Celia Mardrus
Après analyse du prix je suis d'accord pour l'achat je
vis en cote d'ivoire avec mon mari
car je suis la présidente de l'ONG Vision du Monde en cote d'ivoire et
c'est pour cette raison je voudrais l'acheter pour cela je vous
propose un virement via paypal qui est un moye
The PhotographThe Photograph1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Jonathan looked down at the photograph, it was the only photo in the entire flat that he'd seen which was why it had caught his attention. It was old, that much was obvious from the faded colors. However the features of the seven people looking back at him were still distinctive despite the weathering. Velkan and Dick were easily recognizable. The two lycans didn't look any younger than they were now, though Dick looked wilder and crazier if such a thing were possible. Between their familiar faces was a man with dark hair and smiling features. He had a cigarette clenched between his teeth with an arm around Dick and Velkan's shoulders. Jonat
Really long story ask NightcrawlersfangirlMe:Eh, at least I could say I tried. Why not!Really long story ask Nightcrawlersfangirl1 year ago in Comedy More Like This
Nightcrawlersfangirl(who shall be acronymed as:NCFG):That's the spirit!
Me:*charles pipes up* Or things could fail horribly!
NCFG:Loki: True, my friend!
Me:Thor:"You got to look on the bright side of life!"
NCFG:Loki:What the hell..?
NCFG:Aroura: Oh, Thor.
NCFG:Valkyrie: Woooow. This is the great, conquering Norse hero?
Sara: Sad but true.
me:Thor: maybe th
Origin of the BatOrigin of the Bat1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
My name's Harmonia. You should note something- my parents are the weirdest couple on earth. Ares and Aphrodite-Ares is the god of war and Aphrodite is the goddess of love. Consider their different perspectives- Ares is in love with war, and Aphrodite is in love with- well, love- but their love for each other put 'em together. In their lovebirdy-ness, a child arose from the mess- moi. Harmonia, the weirdo came to be. You could say I'm a living oxymoron. Anyways, my job is to keep everything harmonized, in balance. I like to keep everything fair; fair-and-square, like the little mortal munchkins call it. I keep it fair for everythi
MisguidedI hear the rain hit my windowMisguided1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's so sad yet peaceful
It's not bad but calming
The drops falling
The drops forming together
Reach a boundary then disband forever
Let go and set free for a moment
Dying to be without obstacles
Trying to justify their reason
Not fully realizing the truth
Just misguided from youth