Golden Age“Pick up the lacy bones of summer,”Golden Age5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
you said. “Lay them on my grave
below the window of the cottage where I was born
and don't look back as you exit the gate.
Lover, never give the sun a reason to set,
melt its curses upon your spine.
Never give the sun a reason to die.
Lover, walk away now and never look back.”
Oh and I've kept my promise until recently.
I've filed your name; your identity,
fingerprints in a manila folder and
locked it away in a cabinet with a dragon key,
never to be opened; the lock, a combination,
blood code known only by me.
Frozen flower, I've kept you
hidden in the far recesses
of my crystal cave memory
until I saw your twin, reincarnated in 1886.
Can you tell I'm me when
you sit down to tea at a stylish cafe,
look over and see a stranger in a dove grey suit,
reading the newspaper;
his homburg pulled low, covering
his bright phoenix eyes?
Can you tell I'm here only for you;
my lily-white death,
infectious, a childhood spring
crush I never
DeathI'll find you...Death10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In your last hour...
I'll find you...
Don't worry, i won't get lost...
I know the way...
I always know the way...
I'll save you...
Through pain and suffering...
I'll save you...
You're asking for what and why?
There is no answer...
I'm the eternal judge...
I'm your destiny...
I've turned the cornerI've turned the corner, I'm not looking backI've turned the corner6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All along I've followed the wrong map
I've let my heart break over such little things
Blowing them out of proportion it seems
Time to wake up and do what's right
Stop falling down and losing sight
Look in the mirror and try to like who I see
No more hating what's staring back at me
I can do this, I know I must
I owe it to my children not to turn to dust
Build back the structure and take back my life
No more failing myself and giving into strife
Let the winds blow and fires burn
I won't fall down, I refuse to return
To that horrid place that I fell into before
I'll raise up the drawbridge and close the door
I'm better then I think I am
I have to believe this, I know I can
I'll rise from the ashes of the weakened pyre
Like a Phoenix, I'll burn with inner fire
I'll regain my strength and awaken desire
No more shall I dwell in the darkened night
I'll step into the sun and right into the light
The Longest Road - prologueThe Longest Road - prologue2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chuunin exams. Gaara fights Rock Lee and Shukaku takes over. The invasion has been triggered much earlier than it was supposed to, and Gaara doesn't have a chance to fight Naruto at all. That's why he's still a psycho, and there is no one left to subjugate him since the Fourth Kazekage's been killed.
In progress since Sep 5, 2013.
Chapter 56 submitted on Aug 30, 2014.
Genre: Angst, adventure
Warning: emotional abuse
Main characters: Gaara, Temari, Kankurō, Baki, Matsuri, Jōseki, several OCs
"The longest road you're going to have to walk
is from here to here. From your head to your heart.
And you can't speak to the people as a leader
unless you've made the return journey.
From the heart back to the head." Dakota proverb
The Longest Road
There were many things Rock Lee hadn't expected to see during the chuunin exam, and the boy from Sunagakure definitely was one of those things.
Smile -SouMaka, Chap. 7-Four times the sun rose and fell during the week, and still Maka hadnt invited anyone over. By the Friday shed completely forgotten about the suggestion, continuing with her weekly routine as if the words at the dinner table had never been spoken.Smile -SouMaka, Chap. 7-6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Maka no longer spent the whole lunch period sitting with the strange group that had accepted her the first day. Instead, she lied to them, telling them that shed offered to help one of her teachers with something during the last twenty minutes of lunch. Theyd all eyed her suspiciously for a second, but ultimately accepted it, assuming that, since her grades were high, she was a teachers pet. Of course, that wasnt what she actually did.
Each day, Maka found Soul sitting in the same spot at lunch, and after the first two days, he seemed to expect her company. She would turn the corner and hed greet her without looking up from the clipboard he constantly had. Each day he spoke more, responding to her wit
Love, A Simple Duty"Thou wouldst be loved?- then let thy heartLove, A Simple Duty4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
From its present pathway part not!
Being everything which now thou art,
Be nothing which thou art not.
So with the world thy gentle ways,
Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
Shall be an endless theme of praise,
And love- a simple duty."
Blaine, lying on his stomach, rested his chin on his hand and looked down at the page of the book of poetry lazily. The book lay open on the naked back of Kurt, a few rays of sun filtering in and illuminating his pale skin.
"You should never stop reading poetry," sighed Kurt, clutching the pillow and his head turned toward Blaine. "You can make those boring words sound interesting."
"Poe's words are hardly boring, sir," commented Blaine, turning a page absently. Blaine's hand fell from the page and onto Kurt's skin, his fingers languidly tracing patters down his back, raising goosebumps o
Experiments(Red Pants Monday 2)3:24Experiments(Red Pants Monday 2)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Do you recall that email your sister sent a few weeks ago?
How could I forget?! And why are you asking? I thought we agreed not to talk about it.
Well you're memory isn't as impeccable as mine, so I was simply double-checking. And I don't recall agreeing to any such thing.
You did. We were having tea that night and I was deleting the email and I said "We don't ever mention this again" and you nodded and said "Mmhmm"
I wasn't agreeing with you! I was confirming that man's answer to the trivia question on the telly – don't you remember? The question was about the source of Ricin. Honestly, John - you should pay more attention.
I give up. What do you want? You texted me about it for a reason. Don't tell me she sent something else!
Damn, Sherlock - did she or didn't she? Don't be a prat - I've already got a headache.
Thank god. So what's this about, then?
I doubt god had anything
Fading Flickering FaultsFading Flickering Faults3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The flickering lights,
then dim and faint were they
as the water rose.
joined by the falling drops
from storm descending
down with a lifeless energy.
Upward came each splash,
and back down with a dying sound.
At random was the already spontaneous
of every moment in the life
of every last drop.
So blended now, in the ripples
with the ever uneasy waters.
Like the flickering lights,
did their time become dim and faint.
The Feelings That LingerThe Feelings That Linger:The Feelings That Linger3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The sound of your voice still lingers here
Even though I know you're gone...
And my nights have turned to sleepless days;
They grow worse with every dawn...
You've probably heard this story though
At least a thousand times or more.
But the thing I remember best about her
Is the sound of that closing door...
It was like the end to everything;
A cloud inside my head.
When I came awake on that final night;
I reached for her in bed-
But an empty space was all I got;
There was no one to wipe these tears.
I could scream and cry for many hours;
But it wouldn't chase my fears.
I tried so hard to tell myself
That everything would be alright.
But instead I ended up reminsicing
About her ever-present light...
I'm just so tired of everything;
I wish I didn't have to think...
But maybe you'll hear me one last time;
If I put this down in ink:
We had a life that was beautiful
Fable 3 - Coming Home Chpt. 1Fable 3 - Coming Home Chpt. 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Another sigh escaped the King of Albion's lips; a low, barely audible sigh, but a sigh none-the-less. Ever since his sister had left, or more, was presumably kidnapped, he couldn't stop thinking about the last time he had seen her. He replayed her words in his head countless times.
"I will never forgive you for this!"
He pursed his lips together to hold back a frown. Could she really have just, left? Gone gallivanting across Albion with nothing? Not one object was missing from her room, aside from the set of clothes she had been wearing that day, which had been all-too-showy, in Logan's opinion. A small skirt and a low-cut blouse does not a crown princess wear.
Logan let out another near-silent sigh. Her words repeated in his head again. Then he began to think about what he had said to her.
"Good, then you will never forget it."
He inwardly kicked himself again, as he had done for weeks. 'Good, then you will never forget it'? He had just condemned h
The Enemy WithinThe Enemy Within:The Enemy Within3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I have nothing that I can give
Cause I was never taught to live
How do I know what is pain?
I disappear into the rain
Carry me on angel's arms
Don't let me ever come to harm
The blade will cut into my skin
I face the enemy within...
And I feel him, and I feel him cry
And I feel him, and I feel him cry
What do you want from me?
Take me slowly
Are you the man I'm meant be?
Suddenly the lights go out
I open up and try to shout
Gasping out my final cry
Is this how I'm meant to die?
Lead me home once again
Let me face this world and then-
I will try to get control
Won't let this feeling take it's toll...
And I feel him, I feel him cry
And I feel him, I feel him cry
What do you want from me?
Take me slowly
Are you the man I'm meant be?
Why can't you see?
We'll both be sorry
If you take this life from me!
TimeIt was a boys' night out and all the Rookie males, including Neji and Lee were at a bar. Lee had been named Designated Ninja, the one who remained sober in case they were attacked (because in the aftermath of the war, their talent was something to be feared and eradicated if possible). The conversation was flowing, as was the alcohol, the latter of which seemed to loosen Neji up.Time3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Naruto, what did you do to my cousin? Yesterday she came home with a ridiculous grin and blush." Tipsy Neji said.
Naruto grinned happily. "She did? Well, yesterday I told her I loved her for the first time."
The rest of the conversation around the table ceased immediately and all heads turned to the blond. After the war's final battle, Naruto sought out Hinata. Hearing Obito's story reminded him time was precious, and not to wait for anything. Hell, Hinata had almost died the moment after she told him her feelings. He found her at the hospital, tending to the ill and thankfully not there for her own needs, an
SAO: Watashi no Daijina GenjitsuSAO: Watashi no Daijina Genjitsu3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Merry Christmas everyone! My present to you, a KiritoxAsuna Xmas-infused oneshot.... hope you enjoy! Have a great day with family and loved ones!
Screeeek…… screeeeek…… screeeek……
The metallic groan of the swing Asuna sat upon sliced the sleepy winter air with an aesthetic, overwrought whine, strangling the late night silence in a gorgeously crisp, decapitatingly sweet way. Sitting alone in the park, completely isolated from society, chewing on both delectable and tough thoughts in a place supposed to be reserved only for those with young hearts of adventure— those who came to this park to actually legitimately utilize it for purposes of play and make-believe, for creating a world of rich fantasy colors and daringly innocent conquests that take on far more phantasmal gravity then they realistically do, or maybe even futuristically ever would. The tips of Asuna's boots scraped away at the ground's chilled physiognomy, stray bits of dirt chaffing away like the dead skin fro
Kandosii Kar'rtaseKANDOSII KAR'RTASE (Indomitable Hearts)Kandosii Kar'rtase8 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Our Blood May Run
F A# C C#
Our Bo-dies Fail
D# A#_C A#
Our Flesh May Turn To Du-u-ust
G# F G# A# C A#_C_C#
But Ne-ver Shall Our Hearts Give In
F A#_C C# D# A# C A#
For They Be-long To Us
G# F G#_A# C A#
We March Fo-or Ho-o-onor
A# F^ C#_C C#_C_A#
We March Fo-or Vic-to-ry
A# D# C_A# C_A#_G#
We March A-as Bro
Naruhina christmas special This has nothing to do with my fanfic opposites attract, this is just a christmas gift for all of you naruhina fans out there, and merry christmas to you, everyone and all.Naruhina christmas special5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The streets of Konoha were all empty, for today wasn't a day when everybody would be out and chatting and buying and selling in the streets. Today was the day of christmas. Today friends and family would be joined together for having a merry christmas.
Hinata realized how empty the streets were when she walked a little around. Almost no one were to be seen. She was wearing a furred coat that she always wore at christmas time. It was good using it especially when it was so cold as it was. Therefore she had to put on a hat and some gloves too to keep her warmth. She didn't exactly know why no one would want to go outside in this weather. The snow had just fallen last night and the untouched snow was very pretty to look at.
This trip was actually the only time in the whole month she had a nice, silent and lone
I Believe In YouI Believe In You:I Believe In You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You feel like things have gone into the ground
When everything is gone and crashing down.
You took your pain and tried to make it end
But give me one more chance to hold your hand...
See I will believe it...
I know you're strong inside
Just try once to see it
You will believe that-
You will be alright,
And we are all here by your side
We'll take you through those painful days
We soar like birds and fly away hey!
You will know that we're here,
Cause when you open those eyes my dear;
We will all be here
We will all be here
We will all be here...
See once it was so hard to carry on,
But take my hand, my shoulder; we'll be strong.
Don't think about the things that are all behind,
Just look ahead and hearts will heal with time.
Yeah live and believe it
Cause I know you're strong inside
Just try once to see it;
You will believe that
You will be alright
And we are right here by your side
Throw away those painful days
Take a breath and step away hey!
In The DarkNo one sees meIn The Dark2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the light
And that's my key
To living right
In the dark
I cower, I hide
Because of my mark
My pride, my stride
But in the light
I'm in disguise
They say I'm all right
But I can see in their eyes
A sight they don't understand
That's what I am
Something so bland or rather grand
Maybe I'm a scam, some spam
I've got some nerve
Leaving for somewhere brighter
But this is what I deserve
For being a fighter
All those years of lying low
Nearly killed my happiness flow
But I grew and grew until I was about to blow
And now I'm here, there, and possibly
The Man Who Isn't There ‘Lay the young blue bodies with the old red violets’The Man Who Isn't There2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
- The National.
I am writing this down because I am terrified. Maybe if I can write down the events that have occurred this past week, I can gauge some understanding of the situation, or at least try and work out what I can do to try and save myself. I don’t even know what is real anymore. Maybe I’ve gone mad. Perhaps this nightmare is exactly that, just a bad dream that I will wake up from. But the problem is, I can’t wake up from this. So it must be real. If anybody is reading this, please find a way to help me. Please. I am begging you.
My name is Saskia Wong, I am fifteen years old and I live in Tokyo, Japan. It was about a week ago when I first noticed something out of the ordinary.
I was sitting in math class, next to
NaruxHina, Not So Horror StoryThis is an AU fanfic to let some people know.NaruxHina, Not So Horror Story4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Alright see you at school on Monday." A girl said as she walked out the now empty house.
"See ya." Naruto waved at her as he closed the door and turned back around. He was wearing black denim jeans, and had on a dark orange long sleeve shirt. There had been a party at his place, the whole living room, kitchen and backyard had been crowded with teenagers dancing, running around, and having fun earlier but now mostly everyone had left and all that was left were six others, and huge mess to clean up. Plastic cups were all over the tables, and tipped over on the floor, while crumpled, and stepped on chips all over, spilled soda and a few chairs tipped over. "And I have to clean all this up?" He let out a sigh as he grabbing a broom from the closet and began sweeping.
"That was a great party Naruto." A girl with pink hair, and green eyes came in from the
Crimson Shadows IVCrimson Shadows IV5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She buried herself in the deepest corner of the room, anything to hide away her presence from the rest of her classmates. But their acute senses never faltered against her attempts as she caught yet a few eyes shooting curious glances at her direction.
The tension that lingered ever since she had arrived here; she hated it. She didn't belong here, and it was obvious to her even before arriving, that by living with humans for these 16 years of her life that she amount to nothing but a mere outcast in the vampire world.
No status, no power, nothing.
But it was not like she had ever wished to become part of that world either, in truth; she missed the warmth of the sun and the chirping of songbirds absent from this night world where her kind supposedly belonged to. Ashley Bloch was no nocturnal creature that was for sure, but for the sake of this mission Ange Johnson had to be.
Just a few minutes until class began and vice president Takuma Ichijou had already grown tired of t
NaruHina WishmasterThe legends of all major groups have a character, which aims to fulfill desires. The Arabs - gins, the Irish - leprechauns, the Chinese - dragons, the Europeans - fairies and forest spirits. Each possessed magical powers and grants wishes of those who found them. In Konoha lived one such character, and his grants wishes only for those who want something special. Usually on his way across people with the same wishes "Give, give." Uninteresting and boring. Naruto silently took up this work and monitor the impacts of their work. His classmate, Sakura Haruno, wanted a date with Sasuke-kun. He was the most popular guy in the school and all his fans dreamed of meeting with him. Haruno was the first who desires this wish. Uchiha Sasuke, in turn, made a wish, which was date with Sakura. He wanted to make her a special gift, but he did not know what she most prefers. In Konoha High School Wishmaster declared again. All students have to guess their wishes. Naruto chose three wishes, in which heNaruHina Wishmaster3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Swan SongSwan Song:Swan Song3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Those days we used to spend together
So gentle and so sweet...
Are buried like my sister's corpse
Entombed beneath my feet...
The mornings we spent in the grove of dryads
Braiding each other's hair...
I visit the very same places now;
But I know that she isn't there.
I can hear her voice from time to time
As a dying whisper amongst the trees.
But I can never forget that day;
It festers like disease...
A waking nightmare, so vivid and real
I am lost in the grip of its chilling touch.
You called to me, on that fated morning
Bearing a wound and crutch...
But they came like thunder, these men of steel
They heft their weapons high in the air.
They shrieked and praised their vaunted deity
As they laid her body bare...
At the behest of the robed one, they took her apart.
They chopped her to pieces, and they burned her heart.
And then it was done, like a sprinkling rain.
They left our forest, with a walk of dis
I Can't Take It AnymoreI can't take it anymore.I Can't Take It Anymore2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Make it stop.
Is life worth it?
Why do I bother?
Would you care?
Would anyone care?
Maybe life isn't for everone.
The razor and the slice.
Slit my throat.