This is not a poem (the world is broken)This is not a poem because thisThis is not a poem (the world is broken)4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
is for the hollow-eyed teens
stubbed out and stamped on
by society like the cigarettes
they hold in pale fingers as they
try to laugh the pain away but
never entirely succeed.
This is not a poem because this
Is the silent cry of the rapist’s victim
As they look into the mirror and a
Thousand ugly words, screams
And pleadings echo back from the
Dark alleyway and all they think is
This is not a poem because this
Is for the boy told he cannot cry, because
It’s a weakness to ‘act like a girl’
And this is for the short-haired
Girl told it’s not her place
To ‘act like a boy,’ because
Even though it’s 2015 we
Haven’t moved past destructive
Gender roles yet.
And this is not a poem because
There isn’t a pretty way to talk
About children in abusive homes,
Partners attacked by their
Beloved other half and this is for
For the families going through divorce,
For the families missing a pare
A Letter to a FriendDear friend,A Letter to a Friend5 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
How does it go?
It's been awhile since we've spoke,
So I think you should know,
I'm doing much better since we've parted ways,
I'm happy and healthy,
Like a seedling after it's felt the sun's rays.
That longing I felt has finally passed,
The very same feeling from which so much hurt had amassed.
Now that I am free from that pain,
My mind is fresh and clear;
Like the air, after a summer rain.
Though I miss the laughs we shared,
I can't help but focus on all the times tempers had flared,
Splits can be mended and cracks can be filled,
But it doesn't make up for all the tears that were spilled.
Though we are both equally to blame,
Because my desire, and your omission,
Is what set our bond aflame,
Making us both at fault for our friendship's attrition.
We both caused that horrid ordeal,
At least, that's how I used to feel,
But after looking back I realized,
I was much more to blame than I previously surmised.
I pined after something that I could never attain,
ROTG: Love Lost Chapter 1Love Lost Chapter 1ROTG: Love Lost Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The frosty winter atmosphere swirled with dancing snowflakes as the now vacant streets rippled with light bouncing off the floral patterns of frost and ice that radiated out from a single statue where a snow white haired youth leaned against the stone. Clothed only in a slightly frozen ice blue sweatshirt that did little to keep out the cold he gave off and birch tree tan pants that were tied up around his calves with old and ragged twine. His bare hands and feet were immune to the cold around him and the wooden hooked staff in his grasp was the glowing source of the frigid night's beauty.
Jack Frost was there in his old home town of Burgess to remember that one time with his little wide eyed sister before he had fallen in the ice that fateful day, only to awaken as Jack Frost that moonlit winter's night. He gazed solemnly down at the long golden cylinder in his frigidly chilled hand that held his precious childhood memories. He kept the treasured obje
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.8Part VIIITFA: Nichole's Story Chp.86 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I cried. A lot. Mostly during the flight to the Decepticon base. I don't think it had anything to do with the fact that I'd finally been captured, or about Sari even. It was more like the reality of everything decided to sucker punch me in the face, right that instant. All it needed was a stress trigger.
"Stop your leaking optics or you vill make my servo rust!" Blitzwing's hothead personality yelled mid-way through our flight. He turned to Lugnut, who had joined us right after take-off (turns out that he was the one who caused the explosion, as a distraction), and jutted out the hand that was holding me. "Here! You babysit for a vhile!"
Lugnut glanced at me momentarily, hesitating. I could tell he was afraid of grabbing me and breaking one of my bones or something and, in doing so, harming his beloved leader. Blitzwing on the other hand was getting tired of holding me, fast. Grudgingly, the bigger Decepticon took me in his claw, but I wasn't letting a chance to
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.4Part IVTFA: Nichole's Story Chp.47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I couldnt believe it. Not even a full day with the Autobots and I was already running for my life.
We all knew we couldnt stay at the base, otherwise their hideout would be found. They briefly discussed what to do, while little ole me stood, on the verge of hyperventilation, biting my lip.
The Spark signature will only radiate for a while after its been activated, Prowl said. Perhaps we could hide her on Dinobot Island until its stopped.
Good idea, Optimus agreed. Plus, even if Lockdown manages to find us, the fight will be away from the city and civilians.
My breath caught. Fight? There was going to be another giant robot battle? Over me? I didnt see any tights or capes! (Nor did I want to.) These guys werent superheroes, no matter how much Detroit said they were!
You guys, I squeaked. Why are you bothering with this?
I Met Depression, I Met JoySmiles like the sun, eyes like the sky,I Met Depression, I Met Joy4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was introduced to depression
from an unsuspecting side.
Though things progressed,
they began to change.
I learned that depression can take on any stage.
A fist on the table,
a snarl to my my face,
became the turning tables
of a relationship already
At first, I believed it nothing but aggression.
I never believed that this optimistic regression
was a telling symptom of
an ailing depression .
Books can only tell you so much,
what to expect, how to prepare,
such and such.
Yet there's certain things that they cannot explain.
And these are understood by living the pain.
I nearly encountered suicide twice.
Once by the loop of a belt,
and the other, by the slice of a knife.
I met self-hate like no other before.
And even my internal positivity
began to collapse and deplore.
And abuse is more than a fist to the
gut. It's words that are hurled
out of the barrel of a gun.
becomes a crippling companion,
a friend wh
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.5Part VTFA: Nichole's Story Chp.57 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I never knew a shower could feel so good. Washing off the grime and sweat and dirt and who-knows-what-else that had built up since Id left the hospital. Pure bliss, man. True, the bases bathroom wasnt that fancy, but at least it had hot water, so I wasnt complaining.
The mirror was totally fogged over when I finally stepped out and dried off. Not unusual. I liked my showers at extreme temperatures, which usually made my mom crazy. She would always worry I was gonna scald myself. Weird thing to worry about, I always thought.
Looking around the bathroom, I realized Id left my clean clothes in Saris room. A massive frown covered my face, since the towel was Sari-sized, which meant half my butt stuck out the bottom. I let out a pitiful whine, tired of everything going wrong, and eventually peeked out the door. Why did the hallways have to be so big and empty? Not to mention cold, but that was mostly because Id gotten used to the warm,
GiftsRise of the GuardiansGifts3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He liked going through the front door. After all, having spent years trying to break in, he rather enjoyed just strolling up, knocking on the door, and the yetis just letting him in, and not throwing him out. Jack chuckled recalling some of those rather 'fond' memories with Phil. He shook his head with a smiled and continued his walk to North's workshop. Until he heard someone calling him.
"Umm, excuse me? Jack Frost was it?"
Jack turned around. "Oh," he said, recognizing her. "It's you."
Inside the workshop, the other Guardians were passing the time while waiting for Jack to show up.
"If you ask me," Bunnymund complained, "we shouldn't have to wait for him." He looked over at one of North's sacks. "Just go give the lil bugger another lift, I say." He smirked.
Sandy smiled, images of a little rabbit hopping around his head.
North kept busy by doing what he always did: Preparing toys for the nice children of the world.
Tooth felt particularly energetic and she and
ProtectBunnymund was quite aware that the winter spirit was tailing him. Honestly, with ears and a nose like his it was a wonder that Jack believed he could sneak around the Pooka. And he would have turned around and found Jack in a spit second, ready to give his rival a piece of his mind.Protect3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But he had work to do. A guardian was always busy, even if he did only have one day of the year specifically set around them.
He was the guardian of Hope after all. Not a particularly easy job.
He had already ventured all throughout Russia, China, Mexico (he was much more partial to that climate) and was now traveling through the familiar town of Burgess. The sun was quickly setting, so he was out of the clear sight of children. Bunny was sure that it wouldn't have mattered – they'd already seen him many times, though he was sure that a few of them (disregarding Jamie) now thought it had been one very confusing and vivid dream created by the Sandman. And if he really didn't want to be seen in broad daylight
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.3Part IIITFA: Nichole's Story Chp.37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
So, what exactly happened after I went unconscious? I asked, shoving another french fry in my mouth. Ahh, yes. Delicious, un-needed greasy fats, saturating chemically unbalanced potato slices. MY one true pairing.
We were all sitting in the rec room, watching some program about pandas Prowl insisted he couldnt miss it when I decided to ask what Id been meaning to for a while.
We kicked tailpipe, thats what! Bumblebee said, then paused as the others looked at him. Uhh... with your help of course.
Optimus sighed at his friend. Without Nicholes help, I would be a pile of scrap-metal. I believe we all would have. He then turned to me, to actually answer my question. By the time you were knocked unconscious, the Spark Fusion had already taken effect.
Meaning Megatron was in for a nice, long stasis nap, Bulkhead said, taking a drink of oil. Yeah, they drank oil
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.6Part VITFA: Nichole's Story Chp.66 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I dont know how long I just sat there and stared at the x-ray of my body. The majority of it was red, but there were parts of me my right arm, some of my ribs that were blue. Those spots werent muscle and veins, those spots were metal and wires.
And it was spreading.
If my guess is correct, then this process began right after the Spark Fusion, Ratchet had said. When you were electrocuted, your heart stopped all together, Im guessing, and prompted the AllSpark fragment to give you your own spark. Of course, for a spark to sustain itself it needs a robotic body, so it began creating one.
All I could do was nod as he went over all this. It was a bit much to take in all at once. I mean, I was still getting over the fact that one of my limbs was robotic. Freaking robotic...! I did manage to catch the bit about my heart stopping though and had a mental panic attack. I had died t
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.1Part ITFA: Nichole's Story Chp.17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Our English teacher had taken us to the school library for research. The papers we had to do werent supposed to be turned in until the month after that, but not everyone is a procrastinator like me. So, unlike me, everyone got on the computers and began looking up their topics. I, on the other hand, just pulled up Google to make it look like I was doing something. I then brought out my notebook and began to doodle...
About half an hour later, the most annoying sound rang through everyones ears.
The students immediately began talking, wondering if it was just a drill or not. There had been no warning given by the principal, so there must have been a real fire. No one can help but be excited when this happens, because there are so many questions involved. Who started it? How close is it? Is our school going to burn down? Will these kids walk fast enough for me to get out? The list goes on.
It was a short walk to the library doors where the students a
TFA: Nichole's Story Chp.7Part VIITFA: Nichole's Story Chp.76 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
" heehee. Bumblebee, look."
"Sweet, blackmail," he said.
Sari huffed. "I think it's cute."
Groggily, I realized I must have fallen asleep during the movie. And was it just me or was I leaning against something metal? I opened my eyes and saw that I had fallen over onto Prowl, who was also just waking up. I had apparently cuddled up to him in my sleep, so with a massive blush appearing on my face, I leapt off the couch and away from him. Then I turned to see Bumblebee holding a camera, and Sari on his shoulder, smirking.
Prowl's optics lit back up with a flicker and he looked at the situation, slightly confused. I, on the other hand, wanted to smack a yellow bot and an impish little girl.
"You didn't ?" I hissed, and much to my dismay, the two nodded.
"It's just a picture," Sari said, being set on the ground. "We were thinking about making a scrap-book."
My eyes narrowed. "I distinctly heard the word 'blackmail'."
"That wasn't my idea. That was Bee's," she
How to Train Your Guardian - Chapter TwoThis was not the Warren; it most certainly was not the Warren. Jack and Bunny stood in an unknown forest, looking around and trying to figure out where they were. Bunny had traveled the world a lot, but he did not know this forest; he was trying to figure out where they were but could not see anything that was familiar to him.How to Train Your Guardian - Chapter Two3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He turned to Jack and glared. "What did you do, Frostbite?" he growled.
"Me? What did I do!?" Jack shouted as he glared back at the giant rabbit.
"Whenever something happens, it's usually your fault," Bunny hissed at the winter spirit. "Did you change the location on the snow globe?"
"No! It was set to the Warren, I didn't change it!" Jack told, before looking around. "Speaking of the snow globe, where is it?"
Bunny flicked an ear and began to look around; they needed the snow globe to get back. If Bunny didn't know where he was, his tunnels were useless. "I don't see it."
"Me neither," the white haired boy said with a sigh.
A noise of something large running thr
InfectedA Bunnymund x Jack Frost fan ficInfected3 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Slash, M/M, violence, sexual content later.....)
It was a beautiful day down in the warren. The sun shone through in golden brightness through the end of the magic tunnels leading to places which had sunshine, making the green, peaceful place glow softly. A gentle breeze blew through, softly twirling Bunnymund's gray fur, making him sigh in content while he sat on a hill. His green eyes swept over the both rocky and grassy landscape, seeing everything, from his trusty warrior eggs silently resting in the folds of the hills to the tiny eggs. “Let's see how my little eggs are doing”, he said to himself content and hopped down to control the future, to be painted Easter eggs. After all he was the Easter bunny and had to make sure his eggs grew well into proper ones, that they were protected and no danger there to break their shell.
They were 'born' from nothing else then the ground, from the earth, where the grass grew specially green an
Her Daily MasqueradeToday her parents ask how her day has beenHer Daily Masquerade3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
By now the answer has been well rehearsed
She insists to them that everything is fine
But the reality is the reverse
In fact she’s the antonym of the word ‘fine’
This is due to her creatively cursed mind
Steeped in a world of such simplicity
Yesterday friends asked how she has been coping
Waiting for their turn to talk, do they care?
They just see a happy, contented princess
Not a pensive, vacant, glazed over stare
In fact she’s the opposite of contented
Restless and at war with reality
Battling feelings of alienation
From unsupportive friends and family
Tomorrow strangers will ask her what is wrong
But in white lies she has become well versed
Knowing that the tar black pit of torrid truth
Will not dilute and only make things worse
She’s living the antonym of the word ‘truth’
But her lies are not designed to betray
Just to cover the cracks and to smother those
Hope Protected- (Jack/Bunnymund vignettes)Hope Protected- (Jack/Bunnymund vignettes)3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I'll protect you- ...little ankle-biter." The words rumbled in the Easter Bunny's ears. And a feeling rose up in his fluffy-coated chest, a foreign feeling, squeezing his heart like a straightjacket. A good feeling. It was warmth... Comfort. He didn't even react to the boy's playful jab, he just held on tighter, latching onto his friend's hips and burying his face in the pouch of his hoodie. Bunnymund sniffed wetly, squeezing his eyes shut. His heart was boiling and the steam was beginning to leak from his eyes, it prickled and stung, it was humiliating, but most of all it frightened him more.
Frightened him because he was helpless. That he could not control... That he'd lost all power. All resistance. All honor and worth.
"Don't leave me..." His voice was shallow and shaky, it broke and cracked and squeaked. "Please." Where his tears struck the ground immediately fragile little flowers sprouted.
"I won't. Not on your life, Bunny." Jack reassured in a low voice, smiling. His so
in front the cold pt2Jack had fallen asleep in Bunny's arms; he started to come to when he felt a smooth chest without fur, his eyes widen and he pulled out of the arms of the said person and looked up at the man in front of him "B…Bunny?" he gasped as he looked the pooka in front of him. "What happen?" he said seeing a very human looking Bunny apart from the rabbit ears on his head,in front the cold pt23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm a Pooka mate, I sometimes have to be human, don't want the locals catching on when I'm out and about." he said, smiling at the young Guardian. Jack reached up and touched the human looking Pooka, he had stubble that gave him a rugged look, his hair was mess and sticking up in different directions and it was a dark bluey grey like his fur, and his markings are all over in as in a tattoo form, but then Jack looked down and squealed.
"Your naked …"he said looking shocked as he moved to perch on top of the headboard, smiling Bunny looked down and then up at Jack
"Come down here. There's a reason why I'm like thi
CatharsisI didn't know I had depression until I turned around one day and found someone else in the same boat. It had never occurred to me that you could have depression and not know it and after sitting down with myself and having a good long think I came to the awful realization that it's been ten years. Ten. Years.Catharsis1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Ten years of being incapable of feeling the entire breadth of human emotion; only degrees of anger I couldn't control or understand, knowing that I was behaving completely irrationally and being unable to stop, driving away family and the precious few friends that had managed to find me and could no longer hang on to the maelstrom I had become.
It has been a never-ending rollercoaster traveling through a dream world where everything runs at quarter speed. Brief bursts of enthusiasm and passion over anything and nothing that send me shooting up to the clouds, only to creep slowly over the hill at the top, a creep that can take days or mere hours, before the car goes plunging
ROTG Fanfic #3: Fever Ch. 3ROTG Fanfic #3: Fever Ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The others got here in record time. All of them were frantic to see Jack and nearly trampled my poor eggs. Tooth never strayed from his side, always the mother figure. North and Sandy listened intently to my report. Pneumonia was a serious illness and we couldn't leave Jack alone for a moment.
"Do you think those meds will help?" Tooth asked, patting Jack's hair.
"They should. The pills were big enough. He was such a trooper, though. Swallowed 'em without a struggle." I said, taking the ice pack off Jack's head and putting a new one around his neck.
"Well, we'll just stay right here until Jack is better." North said, taking a seat.
So we did. Sandy only left at night to do his job and we only woke Jack to give him his medicine. He always went right back to sleep afterwards. We tried to get him to take in some chicken broth, but it just came right back up ten minutes later. Tooth was acting just like a mother caring for a si
Dark DreamHideDark Dream3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the moon inside
full of dark clouds
in its depths
now, a blanket
made of black shrouds
with no regret
to the left
where there is no light
across an obsidian arc
where the stars were once
... so white
beneath and play
between above and under
Surrender your breath
as an everlasting stream
Bender of my dream
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Teenage Days: Chapter FiveAster stood in front of a large fireplace in North's workshop, tapping his foot impatiently. It had been nearly a week since he had been turned into a teenager and finally word was sent out that North had found something. Now if only the old man would show up and tell him what it was.Teenage Days: Chapter Five3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Toothiana and Sandy were nearby, though both were busy; Tooth speaking orders to her minitooths and Sandy snoring away, deep asleep.
Jack was nearby too, talking with one of the yetis, well Jack was talking to the yeti while the yeti was trying to work. The sight made Aster's mind return to what had been bothering him ever since Eros paid a visit.
Jack Frost was in love according to the self-proclaimed God. And while that made sense with how strange the winter spirit was behaving, for the life of him Aster could not figure out who the kid was in love with.
He had gone through the list of people he knew that Jack knew and had slowly discarded them all out. There was no way it was Sandy or North. Frost had
The Last of Us - Chpt. 2 “I’m gonna pop some tags! Only got twenty dollars in my pocket–I’m, I’m huntin’ –lookin’ for a checkpoint… THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME~!” After around an hour and a half on the road, the five killers –Kagekao, Grafitti, Seth, Hunter and Jeff –couldn’t deal anymore with the awkward silence of the trip, and managed to tune in a radio station that surprisingly wasn’t reporting the obvious; and sang along their own remix of the popular hit.The Last of Us - Chpt. 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The five were ‘partying’ with half their bodies into the vehicle, and half popping out the wide window of the roof of the van. HB Kay smirked to herself as she listened to the loud music playing and the men in the back having fun, nonchalant at the moment about the current worldwide problematic.
“Alright boys, enough party for now. We should keep it down, or we’ll get spotted.” She interrupted their savage festival, sla
Impaling Teddy Bears"Oy! Frostbite! Get down here!"Impaling Teddy Bears3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"No. Go away."
"I'm not leaving ya'lone here."
"Why not," the words were cold, but not particularly spiteful, "you've done it for three hundred years. Why start now?" Bunny tried to keep his face from revealing how directly the words had hit home. His ears took care of that, and he felt them settle against the back of his head. Silently, he cursed his expressive appendages.
He crossed his arms, forcing his ears back into the air. "Well, you're going to have to get used to not bein' 'lone. Before the end'a today, either North or myself's gonna talk to ya. So either you choose one'a us ta tell ya off, or we'll both set ya down for a nice long chat." Bunny advanced to the tree. "'S your choice. Who's it gonna be?"
"No one," Jack turned his head away, "Leave me alone."
"I already told ya-"
"I can fly away. You won't be able to catch me if I'm up there."
Bunny paused, glaring up at the winter sprite. "I may not like the slay, Frostbite, but I ain't against us