The SparrowThe Sparrow4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
A year ago I see a sparrow with three eyes. It was completly normal but voilà!, sudenly it opened its third eye. It had perched quietly in the jamb of the window and sang. Truth is that it sang in an extremely strange way, in a way that one does not believe that a sparrow could sing, or even a bird. It emited small squeals interspersed by a kind of bass squawks. Its singing was not normal, that was clear. After a while I had already started to get a headache. I tried to frighten him, but no way. I slammed the window shut to scare him but even so. Instead of staying plastered to the window frame, appeared so calm above my side table without traversing the distance from the side table to the window. It was then that I was paralyzed by seeing its third eye openning in the middle of that tiny forehead.
Then began whispering strange words in a language that sounded like Nordic. After, he began to scream in the same language with a tone of urgency that scared me. He passed in
Evaporated with the rainEvaporated with the rain5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Image Raining in my heart by ~Juandii
There was a white blackbird on the path
perched calm in the middle of nowhere
There was a red blackbird on the road
perched tranquil against the wind
There was a green blackbird in the way
perched cheerful above the water
There was a black blackbird on the footpath
perched silently after the storm
"I guess the plains are thirsty
I guess the mountains are hungry
I guess that the stones do not understand
the song that I want to show you ".
"Where are the colored blackbirds
who escaped from their cages?"
"Evaporated with the rain
along with their trills and wise words. "
La Mirada de los AntiguosLa Mirada de los Antiguos1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Guardianes del cosmos,
desde tiempos eternos.
Dadores de vida
ahuyentan la muerte.
Su sabiduría es infinita,
mas no todo conocen.
Fórmulas simples, patrones complejos;
todo parece complicado desde lejos.
A distancia la belleza es desorden
y la confusión reina.
¿Hasta donde llegaría tu mente?
Galaxias, grupos, cúmulos y supercúmulos esperan;
simple vacío y un poco de polvo.
Energía pura, incomprensión trepadora,
quásars, blázars y supernovas;
nebulosas traviesas y enanas rojas.
Venas, nervios, células epiteliales,
ojos del tamaño de sistemas solares.
Admirables reflejos de luz,
de las galaxias heladas y de las hipergigantes rojas,
allí están los Antiguos,
It Came From The DarkIt Came From The Dark:It Came From The Dark1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Amongst the ashes, swirling from the darkness of the pit,
Emerged a hand, dragging a battered body across the rocks.
Blood leaked from the wounds so callously self-inflicted,
And teeth ground with a focused determination and seething anger.
It cared not for the warm rubies - staining the jagged rocks,
It cared not for the sensation of pain...
All that it remembered was a dream, An obsession -
One that drove it ever higher; ignoring all else!
Eventually it emerged from this shadowy hole, this dreary depth,
And in that moment, it learned of the truth.
For this creature, denied sunlight and warmth -
-Chen Yuan Wen, 11th December 2012
R.I.P.Did anyone notice that she winced if you raised your arm?R.I.P.7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Did anyone notice that her eyes were wide with alarm?
Did anyone notice that she never looked you in the eye?
Did anyone notice that her voice was but a sigh?
Did anyone notice that her skin was always bruised?
Did anyone question whether she might be abused?
Did anyone question why she walked in obvious fear?
Did anyone question why one day she did not appear?
Did anyone recognize her face on the six-o’clock news?
Did anyone see her remains pulled from the river refuse?
Did anyone care that this quiet girl no longer exists?
No. No one did. And she will never even be missed.