AT THE CLIFF'S EDGEAT THE CLIFF'S EDGEAT THE CLIFF'S EDGE3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The waves rolled in with the soft breeze,
And on I looked feeling rather pleased.
For the edge of the cliff was where I was perched,
When I saw myself suddenly lurch.
I felt my heartbeat slow as I fell,
Beating as if it were now a knell.
But the fear I felt soon was none,
And I calmly watched as the world spun.
A smile crept across my face
As I finally neared my resting place.
I knew that this was meant to be,
For who really, truly needed me?
In this life, I was no one.
Then I realized the world had won.
I closed my eyes as I approached the scree,
And said hello to the sea.
THE ALARM RINGS, THE BLANKET FALLSTHE ALARM RINGS, THE BLANKET FALLSTHE ALARM RINGS, THE BLANKET FALLS3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The alarm rings, the blanket falls;
The dark barks, my mother calls;
And in my bed, I indeed do rise,
To sit stiffly and rub my eyes.
And the alarm rings, the blanket falls.
The light soon pours onto the walls,
And I hurry to shield my poor eyeballs.
The morning came quickly, and I’m still tired.
It is at this time when night is most desired.
And the alarm rings, the blanket falls.
Eventually, I hurry through the dark halls,
To wait outside where the bus driver calls.
On a stick seat is where I sit,
And close my eyes to rest a bit.
And the alarm rings, the blanket falls.
PIRATE SHIPPIRATE SHIPPIRATE SHIP3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I want to be a pirate ship,
Sailing across the sea.
Never to make a single round trip,
For a pirate’s life is free.
Filled with scallywags loaded to the gunwalls,
Climbing my topgallant, never fearing the fall.
Upon the poopdeck is where the coxswain would be,
Steering the ship and calling out to his crew.
Even he would be acting a bit squiffy,
But still able to sail the ocean blue.
Until the lookout had land in his sight,
My pirates will say “yo-ho-ho” all through the night.
MOM'S OCDMOM'S OCDMOM'S OCD3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The house was unusually quiet,
So of course, no one expected the sudden riot.
Out she came from her room,
Holding in hand a bucket and broom.
"This house is a mess!" She the declared.
A dreadful groan soon filled the air.
With one look from her and we knew it was futile.
The rest of the day would surely be brutal.
Our objections are typically useless,
For her type of rein was usually ruthless.
No one stood against her scary demeanor,
And by the end of the day, our house was really much cleaner!
Dreynn BioCharacter BioDreynn Bio3 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: Rothdaran Enthashrak Dreynndenroth
(Roth*dah*ran in*thash*rack Dr*in*den*roth)
Date of Birth: December 6
Age: 40(human) 20(fox)
Place of Birth: Osonos
Currently lives: Lupit Mountains
Species: Flying Fox
Social Class: Middle
Build: Strong chest and Arms
Hair Color: White- near grey
Hairstyle: Thick, layered down slightly past the shoulders. piecey bangs to the brows
Eye Color: grey
Skin Color: White
Piercings: A chain at the tip of both ears that dangles down slightly. Also two studs alone the bottom of both ears.
Distinguishing Features: A studded eye pa
Faine BioCharacter BioFaine Bio3 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: Sayomlyean Zotairak Faine
(say*om*lee*yawn Zo*tear*ack Fane)
Date of Birth: August 7
Age: 72(human) 19(dragon)
Place of Birth: Linon
Currently lives: Feiaras
Species: Red Dragon
Social Class: bottom
Build: Slim cut. Muscular, but not bulky.
Hair Color: Deep Red
Hairstyle: to the ear and mid-neck. Choppy; long bangs
Eye Color: Gold
Skin Color: Tan
Distinguishing Features: Two small grey horns above each eye. Two thick horns above each ear.
Nail Color: Purple
Clothing Style: loose; V-neck, sleeves. No shoes.
James and LewisI had an epic dream last night and decided to write it down cause it was too much fun. In the dream they didn't have names, but I assigned them names based on their personalities.James and Lewis3 months ago in Settings More Like This
James sat at the large round table, keeping his eye on the host of the evening. A short stocky robust man with a large well managed beard. His target conversing with a large group of other guests. If you had put the two of them side by side they could be polar opposites. James was tall and muscular. His face long, his hair short, his clothes pinched to his shape exactly. And always clean shaven.
What did you order? I am starving but its taking forever...
CHAPTER ONECHAPTER ONE1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER ONE: FAINE
Debris crumbled away under the dark sky. Night was still hours away, yet the sky was completely blackened. A haze of smoke choked the air, threatening to strangle any life left in the aftermath. All around, homes had been destroyed; their remnants lay toppled over and barely recognizable. The fires had dwindled down to small flickering lights in the darkness as the flames sat atop remnants of a village. Not a single noise sounded to break the defining silence.
The ambush annihilated everything. It happened so fast that there was no time to formulate a counter attack. The Emathrak arrived in overwhelming numb
A Moon Not RisingThe Lord of my child is dead, my child drownedA Moon Not Rising4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in darkness unyielding.
I have been murdered, my gardens gone.
My body trembles.
Gasping for air I dont (even) breathe.
Virulent waves of power shreds my skin.
I bleed dust,
my screams unheard, my pain unfelt.
Power ever draws power.
This time, too much was drawn.
Flesh falls from me in chunks,
hurtling down on my shadows smooth skin,
not pitted and gouged like mine.
I rain, like my child rained, blood
and destruction upon you.
Unwillingly, I set your world on fire.
One by one, I watch your gardens die.
I smile, knowing that in dying
I am not alone.
As I fall, dying
BullyThe words and names,Bully1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
sharp as new knives
could easily penetrate
past anyone's skin,
being paper thin,
and tunnel deep inside
to the place where one could hide
and tear down what is left,
of that person I once was.
HummingbirdHummingbird1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A jewel flitting through the azure sky
Wings beating a frantic rhythm
So full of life.
Stealing nectar from the blooming flowers
Liquid gold to fuel its flight
Free as a sunbeam and just as bright
Humming with infinite energy
A star in the night.
Raging fierce battles through the dreamy groves
A being both gentle and wild
Nature's golden child.
The purest of souls, old as Time itself
It sits atop the tallest tree
And contemplates eternity.
When the world fades and the light dies away
The last sound that will be heard
Is the song of the hummingbird.
The Key to Dreams by: HoshiHitodeThe Key to Dreams by: HoshiHitode6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Key to Dreams
A simple chain,
A simple key hanging.
For each dream, there is a key.
For each secret, there is a key.
I have lots and lots of keys.
But do you have the key to my key?
I have given you a key.
What does it stand for?
That, my friend, is up to you.
Wear it on a chain around your neck reminding you,
That everyone has secrets.
Put it by your pillows side to remind you
To unlock your dreams potential.
Keys are curious things.
Only the wisest of us know how to use them properly.
They can be found in the most unusual of places,
But are used in the most common of ways.
Keys don’t have to be a piece of metal.
Imperfect HavenInside my mind, I'm somewhere else.Imperfect Haven4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Somewhere real and safe from fear.
One house among so many more,
The one I'm willing to come near.
In this house I can be me,
I can be trusted and be known.
My friends and family there are one
In this peaceful comfort zone.
The more I stay, the less I want
To leave this world of harmony.
Yet I have a fear so strong
That it'd be taken back from me.
I'm glad I have it, here and now,
Imperfect haven, safe and strong.
For now you are the only place
I know I do, in fact, belong.
DumbMy tongue does not rest in my mouth.Dumb4 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My eyes seem to rest on the ground.
My fingers clench my swollen wrist.
My life is a form of hellish bliss.
Music is bleeding in my deafened ears.
Your words seem to voice all of my fears.
I hold on tight despite the pain,
To a life unworthy of the friends I have gained.
I hate the tongue that rests on paper.
I hate my eyes with the sight that has tapered.
I hide the wrists were one scare is hold,
I live in bliss for the death that is foretold.
I will rhyme my days away,
For no one likes poetry anyway.
You can't read my secrets with a byes mind,
You might as well be a blind.
Just a StoryI hold my head high, chest in the air,Just a Story1 month ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Clothed nicely in a vest and boots of a pair.
Hat emblemed with buttons of pride,
I walk strongly with a quick paced stride.
To those I speak I talk with thought,
To those I greet I bow as I ought.
My face is blank with no need of feeling,
For emotions might just bring me to the point of kneeling.
I ready myself for most anything,
Whether it’s a fight or just listening.
I’m determined to be the best I can,
With manners and strength to take a stand.
I’m a story in my own head,
Trying to rid my flaws instead.
But there’s one problem that I have to deal,
I’m just a story, no
Pulling The Plug On YesPulling The Plug On Yes7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Pulling The Plug On Yes
[Ignoramus' Guide To A Heart Monitor]
Action needs no reason
But reaction depends on it;
It's the "I love you" question.
If you say it
For the first time
And the words are returned,
Is silence more sincere?
Can be more honest than
Silence, in fact, is articulated
By the word's resonance
Beneath a core
Where only a "yes" will do.
Lay back, nude,
On zephyr cord
Like piano strings
Strung perpendicularly across
A skin's wrinkle;
And that will be your "Yes."
choices ventchoices vent10 months ago in Emotional More Like This
I take a breath in an out
and look under my lash of view under the water
and just think of choices I've made in life... think what would and if that happen who would if be now?
I feel so lost at moment I'm at cross road of the main decision nearly of my art choices and I'm scared and I'm lost in this cross road to know if this will make me feel? happy or it will make me fall into depth of the ocean. I feel like my head is spinning around and world just's going so fast for my steps to even move at all.
I feel passion in my heart off what I wanted but now...
I'm confused and dizzy from these steps to choices of life in deep ocean with th
ClashAuthor: XaphanaClash2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Game: Dragon Age
Character pairing: Fenris/Anders (not really but kinda)
Disclaimer: I do not own Fenris or Anders they belong to Bioware
Green eyes watched the mage as she stretched upon awakening. Silence. She looked a little confused at first, eyes of the palest blue he had ever seen opening and closing in a series of blinks, shifting around before knowledge dawned on her. Then her eyes took in what she was resting on. He felt her weight shift as she sluggishly rose from his lap and looked at him.
"Morning already? I'm almost not used to waking up without a headache. Though the unfamiliar surroundings, th
#93 False Positive#93 False Positive#93 False Positive3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I bit my lip as I went shopping with my husband Ryan. For the past 3 months we have been trying for a baby. We’re newlyweds you see. Got married 7 months ago on December 25, 2012. I’ve been feeling off lately so that means time to buy pregnancy tests. I was nervous as we walked to the planned parenthood aisle. We got to the shelves that held various brands of pregnancy tests.
I bit my lip as we looked at the various brands looking for what looked like the best brand. We finally settled on E-P-T Pregnancy Tests. We grabbed a box of digital that held three tests. I smiled hopefully at Ryan and kissed him. &ldquo
#28 CuddleI sighed as I walked into my bedroom. I had just laid my children down for their naps. They’re a year old now. I sat on my bed and grabbed a book of my nightstand to read. My husband Rylan would be home in about 15 minutes. I sighed and stretched out on my side as I read.#28 Cuddle3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I jumped when I felt two arms go around me. “JESUS CHRIST!” I said a little bit too loud. I looked at my husband and sighed. “Krys... You scared me and the baby.” I said gently rubbing my 6 month stomach.
He chuckled and rubbed my stomach. “Sorry baby. I didn’t mean to.” He kissed me and smiled. “How was your day?&rdquo
Hidden In Plain SightI sighed as I walked out into the yard. I saw Nicolas playing with little Nicky on the swing set in the yard. I smiled as I walked closer. Nicky was giggling each time the swing moved with assistance and laugh with all his might.Hidden In Plain Sight4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
It shocked me seeing Nicky with Nicolas. But I know everything is ok. I trust Nicolas with Nicky. They are two peas in a pod for fucks sake. I walked over and smiled at them. “Hey guys.”
Nicky giggled and waved at me. “HI!” I laughed waving.
Nicolas kept pushing him gently. “Hey Caiden, how are you doing today?”
I sat on a chair not far from the swing set. “Pretty good, b