know your rightsAmendment Iknow your rights3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to
What is the Point?What is the pointWhat is the Point?5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of copying sutras
and carving Buddhas
of reading scripture,
preaching and witnessing,
of meditating and
puzzling out koens,
of genuflecting and
of praying endlessly
holy words always
on your lips?
What is the point
of these and any
number of other
if when you meet
a stranger in need
you dont smile
and offer your assistance?
Povesti din cosul de gunoi Nu cred că te-ai gândit vreodată până acum cât de multe poveşti poţi găsi într-un coş de gunoi. Am dreptate, nu?Povesti din cosul de gunoi4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Ei bine nu vei găsi în niciun alt loc atât de multe.
Am ajuns aici abia ieri. Sinceră să fiu la început nu mi-a plăcut deloc locul ăsta. Până când am privit puţin în jur şi mi-am dat seama că sunt înconjurată de obiecte care au aceeaşi poveste ca şi mine: nu au mai fost vrute.
Am făcut cunoştinţă cu jucăria ne mai dorită de copil. Era un căluţ simplu lăcuit din lemn. Copilul a crescut, nu a mai avut nevoie de el.
Am făcut cunoştinţă cu buchetul de flori pentru ea. Ea cea care nu a apărut la întâlnire. Ea cea pentru care buchetul de lalele roşii a fost cump
4617546175 "Another Gearwheel In The System"461754 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The human race sure is a spectacle when observing Earth without its existence. Human innovation has taken the Earth by storm. As Earth, as nature, preceded humanity, humans are essentially a cog in the emergent, symbiotic system we call the Cosmos. There is no such thing as isolation. Life Existence is built upon relationship. The relationship with the tree, the body, the bird, your mind, ideas, and the list goes on. The relationship is limitless. The very fact of relationship being the foundation of all existence means that the individual is in the collective; the collective is the individual.
The individual is the droplet of the ocean of existence But, the very fact that it is an ocean means that every droplet is essential in itself as well as the rest of the ocean. In this, Responsibility is recognized. You are not only responsible for yourself but also your relationships. Compassion is the bread and butter of responsibility and mo
Is this hell?I am aloneIs this hell?5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one to speak
No one to hear
No one at all
The emptiness echos
The only sound is my heartbeating
Though I feel dead inside
It is not fair to be alone
Am i forgotten
Is it really this dark?
or am i just blind
Am i breathing
I know nothing
I only have questions
But no one is there to answer them
Will there ever be a glimpse of light
Is this eternal darkness?
or will i sit waiting,
for the rest of my life?
Or perhaps this is my afterlife
You are the World."The world is not something separate from you and me; the world, society, is the relationship that we establish or seek to establish between each other. So you and I are the problem, and not the world, because the world is the projection of ourselves, and to understand the world we must understand ourselves. That world is not separate from us; we are the world, and our problems are the world's problems."You are the World.4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
evolutionI dearly want to reject Darwinevolution6 years ago in Other More Like This
the notion that
for gripping daggers
that we are
little more than
seeped in contempt
niggardly with praise
it cost something
false friends that
piss on my shadow while
smiling in my face
that I should
wreak unholy havoc
this too I
I turn away
'the better angels
of our nature'*
because to do so
is to evolve
*Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural, March 4th, 1861
This is the midnight poisonYou played with meThis is the midnight poison6 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And left me outside alone
So the innocence that
Used to life in my eyes was taken away
I tried to let you go
But the sun still cant warm my face
And Im frozen, among the ashes
Trying to reach the light
You can break me
And rape me
That Ill never forget
How it feels without suffering
So I see
This is the midnight poison
I see you shadow
And I wont forgive you
My memories of you fade away
But I still remember your name
Our love is hate
And I dont need hate to live
On this playground our blood was spilled
The part of you that
Used to live on me is buried
You can break me
And rape me
That Ill never forget
How it feels without suffering
So I see
This is the midnight poison
Your heart is cold and broken inside so you tried to steal my sanity
Shadows of my ownI'm lost inShadows of my own6 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The shadows of my own
Stuck in time
'Cause I loved you
But you're gone
And I never wanted
To wake up
From our dreams
But now that
I face the truth
It hurts so much
That I want to
Come back to
My illusions and to
My fields of innocence
Where the truth
Is hidden by the
Wanted and sweet lies
'Cause the lies tell us
All we want to hear
When we are suffering
Thrown AwayKeep me close like you favrite dollThrown Away5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then throw me away when you get a new one
I listened &kept your secrets
I was there whn u needed somthing to hold
We went everywhere together
The very best of friends
noting to seperate us
Until you grew up
Til you outgrew me
and found somthing better
But maybe it was not you who grew up
Maybe it was me
My Personal AlphabetA is for the arguments, that you know you're going to lose.My Personal Alphabet5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
B is for the battle, that leaves a vicious bruise.
C is for the crisis, that your life is going through.
D is for the denial, that cuts you straight in two.
E is for the ecstasy, that radiates from your smile.
F is for the forgiveness, that lasted for awhile.
G is for the guilt we share, that stretched about a mile.
H is for the hostility, that raged until it was vile.
I is for the intimacy, that kept us safe and warm.
J is for the joke of love, that made my heart feel torn.
K is for the kiss of death, that intruded on my lawn.
L is for the lust of you, that wished I was never born.
M is for the months you spent, that tore us deep inside.
N is for the number of days, that you would go and hide.
O is for the ocean of tears, that screwed with my mind.
P is for the persecution, that I prayed would not be kind.
Q is for the questions left, that you could not bare.
R is for the 'remember whens', that you just stoped and star
A questionMy eyes entreat an answerA question5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Honest and true
Waiting for the words to pass
From only you
I deserve to know from you
What you truly think
No more games and questions
No more instinct
I can't wait much longer
To know what you feel
I want to understand this
I want to know it's real
I can't find the courage today
To ask you once again
My heart is open and vulnerable
I still don't know when
I wait for words to cross over
The space and time of one
Who moves with an Earth's pace
But shines like the sun
My lips no longer able to speak
My heart wants to be numb
The worries pile up today
But I won't run
I deserve my answer no matter
What it is
Will you hear my question
Will you answer this?
Please don't wait much longer
The waiting stills my soul
I just want a simple answer
It's all I need to know...
Love thy neighbour?God hates fags. 'Love thy neighbour' HAH!!! Why don't you take a closer look at the Bible before you talk shit!!!Love thy neighbour?6 years ago in Humor More Like This
It clearly says:
"Love thy straight neighbour."
...Idiots. Go back to primary school and learn to read.
The SoldierIt's cold in my bunker as I lie here in wait,The Soldier11 years ago in Open More Like This
My rifle in hand and my binoculars raised,
Watching for the enemy to rush through the gate,
Watching and waiting and outward I gazed,
I don't have much food or much water for that,
But war is not the kind or compassionate sort,
Thoughts flooded my mind as onward I sat,
As I long for the day I return to my port,
I think of the deeds I have done these past years,
The blood I have spilled and the blood I have made,
All turning the machine with it's unstoppable gears,
All supporting the ideals and foundations we've laid,
But I'll never forget the look in the enemy's eye,
As my rifle is facing down at his face which is covered in snow,
And what that man silently said before he had to die,
" I fought for what I believed and I'm sorry to go.",
But I'm in this war with the man at my side,
My job is to protect him and his country from pain,
Fighting together on the war's frequent tide,
The bloodshed and fighting and the quite peaceful wane,
I hear s
Happily Never AfterIt appears we are nothing more than just mere puppets, childhood playthings to be thrown around and disposed of as you wish.Happily Never After6 years ago in Teen More Like This
I remember when we used to be able to wish upon a shooting star, sit atop the traffic lights and watch the cars pass us by. (Back then we had all the time in the world.) Its crazy how quickly things can change. I turned my head for one second and then you were gone. Poof, right into the thin air. I closed my eyes, rubbed them, shook my head; I did all I could think of in hopes you would magically return. (But you never did, and I fear you never will) I now sit atop those same traffic lights alone and dejected, pathetically continuing to watch the cars pass us, no now just me, by. I believe if I stay there long enough youll come back to me. (I never was one to think realistically) Every now and then someone will honk at me and wave and it will lift my spirits a little, only to have them crash right back down when
Broken DreamsBroken Dreams5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I tip this hat of broken dreams
and never really knew where I was
but there I am--standing in the silence
and it's a God-awful sound
It would seem to all of us
that the road back to reality
lies along a silent road
paved with hats and broken dreams
"Love is..." - HaikusLove is a poison"Love is..." - Haikus6 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Deceives you with its sweet taste
Then kills you slowly
Love's a battlefield
A combat of emotions
A fight with no end
Illusions of love
Distort our reality
With its crumbling lies
Love is infectious
Like a viral plague crippling
What is left of you
Mysteries of love
Burden you with secrecy
As it veils the truth
Loves a sacrifice
To willingly give away
Your defenseless heart
Love is a story
That has already been shown
Through different eyes
Love is its truest
When the bond is eternal
With never an end
Full MoonFull Moon9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Peaceful as it seems,
Danger fills it full,
New light dances to the Earth,
Nothing will be the same.
Crystal stars surround it,
Unique light shines on us.
Let the wolves howl,
Let freaks come out.
Excitement fills the air,
Wind gusts give goose bumps,
Twigs snap in the woods,
Get ready, set, go!
Run, run away…
They will catch up…
They always do.
Mystic as the night may seem,
The moon is danger.
They always catch up to you.
Running only makes them stronger…
Freely EnslavedYou poison your mindFreely Enslaved6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With beliefs, divine
A part of your life
now left behind
You've no common sense
You weave a defense
Of some plan which was made
Without your consent
You justify how you behave
And choose to be, freely, enslaved
Check the cons
Break the bonds
Don't become their pawns
Escape from the hold
Say you won't be sold
No more messed up stories
From the days of old
Maybe it's time to misbehave
Show them you won't be freely enslaved
.+.Ode to Emo.+..+.Ode to Emo.+.10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
.+. Ode to Emo .+.
Of course I believe you, dear.
Those scratches along your wrists?
The ones that aren't deep enough to bleed?
I know, dear, I know.
You say your suffering builds.
And claws your bruised and oh so battered soul.
What's that, you say, dear?
You've failed at life!
And you don't fit in?
Dear, you'll find comfort away from
The black hair swept across your forehead
And thick black-rimmed glasses
Through which you see your world fall apart at the seams.
The beaten up shoes that you've walked through hardships in.
The sad lonely songs.
Your salvation, dear, will lie in
The thought that you'll fit in with the others.
The others like you, dear.
There are more like you, dear.
Let us feel our sympathy and pray this makes you happy, dear.
I know it scares me to death.
The CPDA's ManifestoThe CPDA's Manifesto11 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Communism In Life: A Short Manifesto
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.