You.You.You.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beautiful. A master of disguise.
You hide your true self behind all your lies.
And you got me to believe that it's not you, but it's me.
And I understand now, forever and always, this is how it's going to be.
This pain inside doesn't have a voice, just some eyes.
You're putting this light out, slowly it dies.
I had believed you'd put me back together,
and now realized that you aren't forever.
But your pain, your torture, your hate will go on.
Your soul will last long after you are gone.
So will I. I'll deal with you as long as I live.
And I've got nothing but my sadness to give.
Why do you still haunt me? How can I appease you?
After you had left, I truly believed we were through.
But you live on, an eternity of darkness, a sea of tears.
I used to be afraid of nothing, but you now compose all of my fears.
Your legacy will be a war song, a bitter tune.
Mine will be a sour symphony, my pain won't end soon.
Are you happy, wherever you are?
Because I know you torture me from afar.
EulogyI wanted to write a poem,Eulogy2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I couldn't find the words
To describe the way I feel
And how distantly it hurts.
It's so unfair.
Why weren't you there?
You didn't call
In the end, when it mattered.
Don't you know that you left me shattered?
There was no goodbye.
Why did you not try?
It's so unfair.
Why weren't you there
For your child, your heir?
Did I not matter?
You left me behind:
Your blood to remind
Them of the spark of your youth.
Here's another sad truth:
Those you left behind,
They never did call,
But left me to fall:
The princess they spoke of so sweetly.
So, daddy dear,
Since you are not here,
I write you another goodbye.
The time you had ended its wane.
The tears I have are all in vane.
Please tell me why you were a bane.
The words are gone
Again each dawn
And each day
Takes my feelings away.
My words do not matter:
They break and they shatter.
They cut my mouth
And break my teeth,
And now you're lying underneath,
Six feet, I recko
Lesson Interlude 1-5Japanese Lesson Interlude 1-5 （日本語レッソンインタールード１-５): Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude （二十億光年の孤独）by Shuntaro Tanikawa （谷川俊太郎）Lesson Interlude 1-56 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I understand that not everyone knows how to read this. However, to allow deviants to be exposed and experience traditional/modern Japanese literature as readers, I have selected this poem, Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude, written by a popular Japanese poet, Shuntaro Tanikawa.
(Note: This poem is both written in the original language, written in romaji (Japanese represented in English), as well as translated in English.)
読みましょう。(Let us read.)
Japanese Lesson 5-1: The Dinner TableJapanese Lesson 5-1 (日本レッソン5-1: The Dinner Table (食卓))Japanese Lesson 5-1: The Dinner Table4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Ready to spend the Thanksgiving time with your family? Here are some vocabulary you can use to impress your family.
Dining Utensils (食器道具)
1. フォーク (fo~ku): fork
2. スプーン (supu~nn): spoon
3. 手拭き (tefuki): napkin
4. テーブル (te~buru): table
5. コップ (koppu): cup
6. ナイフ (naifu): knife
7. 椅子/いす (isu): chair
8. テーブルクロース (te~buru kuro~su): tablecloth
9. 皿/さら (sara): plate
10. はし (hashi): chopsticks
Japanese Lesson 4-4: Senten...Japanese Lesson 4-4 （日本語レッソン４-４）~ 文章の成り立ち (Sentence Structure)Japanese Lesson 4-4: Senten...6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Already wondering how a sentence is formed? In this lesson, we will about how to form four types of sentences - 平叙文 (declarative), 疑問文 (interrogative), 命令文 (imperative), and 感嘆文 (exclamatory).
平叙文 (heijobun) ~ Declarative sentence
(Kinou, watashi wa jite
Japanese Lesson 1-2: AlphabetJapanese Lesson 1-2 (日本語レッソン１-２） The Japanese Alphabet （五十音）Japanese Lesson 1-2: Alphabet6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1. A . . . b . . . c . . . these letters are the first three in the English alphabet (26 letters). However, the alphabet in the Japanese language is very different. It contains over 50 characters in all. You may also call this hiragana（平仮名), the standard way of writing, reading, and speaking in Japanese.
始めましょう。(Let us start.)
1. あ (a)
A MurderA flock, a group of glimmering black feathers,A Murder4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Perched atop a telephone wire, silent, staring down.
At least one hundred feathered beasts, with eyes like obsidian gleaming.
The size of the event is deafening, yet no sound is made.
They all cast their gaze down upon the street,
Looking upon their fellow winged mate,
Who was lying still, not breathing, not seeing,
Yet staring into nothing but a blank space.
He lie lifeless on the ground,
No blood running though him
But settling, having run still.
The others looked over him, for a while still,
Ruffled their feathers, took flight, and didn’t look back.
One after another took to the skies, and left to scavenge more
All of which they hadn’t missed more,
More than their fellow Raven.
Contest gift - ArtArt is lifeContest gift - Art5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Art is nature
Art is universe
Art is history
Art is knowledge
Don't believe it?
Life without sun
And without love
"Is art is life?
Why?" you asking
"Art is feeling
Art is dream
Art is history
And your mind"
Keep it, friend
Don't lose it
And dont forget
Because your art
Is your feeling
Is your dream
And soul's mirror
Japanese Lesson 4-3: SynonymsJapanese Lesson 4-3 （日本語レッソン４-３）〜 Synonyms and Conjunctions（類義語と接続助詞）Japanese Lesson 4-3: Synonyms6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Previously in Lesson 3-3, we have discovered some 対義語 (taigigo) antonyms, and how to use them to compare objects. Now in this lesson, we will learn how to say some synonyms . To end our lesson, we will explore few basic 接続助詞 (setsuzoku joshi) conjunctions.
始めましょう。(Let us begin.)
類義語 (ruigigo) ~ Synonyms
1. 安全 (anzen) = 無事 (buji)
safe = safe
2. 価格 (kakaku) = 値段 (nedan)
Beth's Day(WARNING: This is a first ever attempt at AB/DL fiction by this author, and therefore may have a tendency to completely and utterly suck)Beth's Day3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Beth, Beth? It's time to wake up sweetie." The little girl slowly stirred, ducking back under the blankets as a towering, muscular figure blurrily materialised in front of her eyes. Fortunately it was just her Daddy, and any reluctance soon turned into delighted squeals as her effortlessly lifted his troublesome girl out from underneath the covers.
Beth loved Daddy for this: in theory it would be difficult to pick up any 22 year old, but she was so petite that her big, strong Daddy could manage it. It made her feel so protected that she could never do anything but smile and giggle. Next it was, as always, Daddy's turn to smile as he got on with the next part of the morning routine: checking the little girl's nappy for night-time accidents. Daddy always smiled at this part because Beth's reaction was always so adorably funny: crossing her arms and po
HeartacheThere's a reason whyHeartache2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
both my heart and my gun
have empty chambers baby,
and it's you.
suicidal.it’s like she’s toeing the edge of a cliff andsuicidal.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she’s smiling and she’s deadly
and you’re standing too far back to save her
and it’s just too late because she’s about
if you want a list of reasons not to commit suicide,
here it is.
1. you have two dogs that will miss you.
they were wagging their tails and smiling
last night when they took you to the hospital
and i couldn’t find the words to tell them
that they should be quiet.
2. you have a car that you cried when you got
and you roll the windows down and blast music
whenever you pick me up from school
and i’m sorry i never sang along, but this is just to say
that you have things that still make you feel alive.
3. you have a sister that is nice about fifteen percent of the time
and loves you the rest of it. trust me, she does.
she does not remember the last time she hugged you
but she wrote about you when her teacher asked her
who her hero was.
4. mom should
Japanese Lesson 2-4: TimeJapanese Lesson 2-4 （日本語レッソン２-４): Time （時間）Japanese Lesson 2-4: Time6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
What time do you wake up? Eat breakfast? Go to school? In this lesson, we will learn how to express the time we wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, and so on.
始めましょう。(Let us begin.)
To express time, you would use:
(blank) 時 (blank) 分 (~ji ~ pun) ------> (hour: min.)
Example 1: 6:30 ------> ６時３０分 (roku-ji san-jyuppun)
Example 2: 5:00 ------> ５時 (go-ji)
*Note: Since 5:00 has no minutes, 分(pun) will will not be written/spoken.
Or if you would like to be precise, you would use:
(blank) 時 (blank) 分 (blank) 秒 ------> (hour:min.:sec.)
Example 1: 3:21:12 ------> ３時２１分１２秒 (san-ji ni-jyu-ippun
Japanese Lesson 2-1: SeasonsJapanese Lesson 2-1 （日本語レッソン２−１) Seasons （季節）Japanese Lesson 2-1: Seasons6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Spring, summer, fall, winter . . . these four seasons mark the transition of phase in our world, and in our lives. In this short lesson, we will learn how to say the four seasons in Japanese, and how to express our favorite season(s).
始めましょう。(Let us begin.)
1. 春 (haru) ------> spring
2. 夏 (natsu) ------> summer
3. 秋 (aki) ------> fall
4. 冬 (fuyu) ------> winter
Now, with these four seasons, let us learn how to express our favorite season(s).
1. 私の大好きな季節は。。。 (watashi no daisukina kisetsu wa . . . )
(My favorite season is . . . )
To ask others what their fa
Japanese Lesson 1-3: GreetingsJapanese lesson 1-3 （日本語レッソン１−３): Greetings （あいさつ）Japanese Lesson 1-3: Greetings6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Good morning . . . good afternoon . . . good evening . . . these phrases are all greetings we use each and everyday, at morning, afternoon and evening. In this lesson, we will discover how the Japanese say each greeting, as well as how today's youth greet each other.
始めましょう。(Let us start.)
Japanese Lesson 3-2: ShapesJapanese Lesson 3-2 （日本語レッソン３-２）~ Shapes （形）Japanese Lesson 3-2: Shapes6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Do you like geometric shapes such as circles? Squares? In this mini lesson, we will learn how to express each basic shape in Japanese. And as we conclude the lesson, we will explore how to say an item is shaped like.
始めましょう。(Let us begin.)
The basic shapes:
1. 丸／*円形 (maru/enkei) --> circle
2. 四角／*四角形 (shikaku/shikakkei) --> square
3. 三角／*三角形 (sankaku/sankakkei) --> triangle
4. 長方形 (chouhou-kei) --> rectangle
*Note: Each second pronounciations are considered more geometrical terms. They are mostly used in Japanese middle and high school textbooks.
However, the first pronounciations
The unabridged memoirs of a teenage drop outI’d be lying if I saidThe unabridged memoirs of a teenage drop out2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I didn’t want to spend those nights
Watching the moon hang between your pupils
Like a cadaver strung up high and dry
In the brittle November air.
But there’s something about that road kill smile
That was too fast, too cruel
You were intangible and indistinct
In the way you’d shake your cigarette packet
Hearing the contents rattle like a self-contained thunder storm
You were always like that,
So painfully self-aware you tried to suffocate yourself
In such a way that it was neither poetic nor beautiful
Rather disjointed in mathematics and skewed logic.
You were not romantic or tragically beautiful
You were a boy with a spine that could fracture the sky
If you pressed against it at the right angle
You had †hands like braille
That shook when you thought you were alone
Slumped against a wall in an attempt to look blasť
When clearly there was a witch hunt seeping through your bones
I saw the way the knee jerk reaction
Of your carefu
Autism?Autism?Autism?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am autistic
What does that mean?
It means nothing, because I am a person like you
I do in fact like to read and I love working with numbers
But I also like philosophy and volunteering for different charities
One of my friends is autistic, the rest are normal like you
And we get along fine
I am very spiritual, if God doesn’t make mistakes, then that reassures me
It makes me feel that therefore I am not a mistake
It is not true that people like me cannot feel anything like emotion
If anything, all emotion is magnified to the point where it sometimes overwhelms me
When I laugh, the world is bright as moonlight and all is at peace
And when I weep, I feel like everything I live for just died
I am not a system
I am no computer inside a young man’s body
I am a human being
the sky's soothsayer.“the stars are the souls of our fallen ancestries,”the sky's soothsayer.1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
my youngest sister would insist.
“look,” she pointed with her gloved hand.
“it’s mumma and papa, floating up there in the sky!”
she giggled, falling to her knees with her gloved hand to the sky,
blue eyes bright and curtained by blond locks.
the timepiece upon my wrist was blue
with the nasty british weather and the bleeding
blue ink from my calligraphy pen.
i held in my hands my wanderings of the sky, all recorded in a single notebook.
“what a waste,” i mumbled, a shiver rolling down my spine. “such violent weather,”
i coughed into my handkerchief and tried to assess the stars once again.
my mouth twisted into a scowl as my vision was obstructed
by the tongues of blackened clouds,
angry and full of disgust.
it was growing awfully late and
it didn’t seem the sky was going to clear anytime soon.
march was the month, so the rains were expected,
but i su
Confession about me Silent StrengthI am strong, but please never confuse this strength with invulnerability.Confession about me Silent Strength2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I do hurt.
I do cry.
I do love.
I do feel.
I do get crushed.
I do regret.
But please never think that while I may never show these things in front of you, that I don’t feel them.
Because I do.
More than you could ever imagine.
I’m a hyper sensitive person, forced into a role of strength.
It is just a rare occasion when my reserve breaks and I show it in front of people.
And when this happens, I reach a state of such openness and vulnerability that I fear.
Because I can withstand a thousand blows, but just one word can cut me down. And at that moment, I fear what could be said to me.
I’m very sorry if anyone who see this thinks of me as cold, or heartless, or unfeeling.
It's just in my life, I have had people who rely on me to be the strong one who keeps a level head and calm emotions.
And so when I break in front of someone, I apologize profusely.
Because what if they were someone that needed me
The boy who hides in drugstores and late nightsBlindfolded airwaves hide his forest veinsThe boy who hides in drugstores and late nights2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where not even the moon can touch the lonely heart
Resting on his tightly buttoned sleeve
Insomnia drawn deeply into the creases of his eyes
Galaxies humming in time with his stuttering heartbeats
He hides behind nightlights to burn out his demons
Because the devils in the detail
and he's one hour away from tearing down the sky
Splintered amber bones searching for serendipitous moments
He longed not for the stars but rather
For those moments where the horizon kisses the earth
Bonfire irises with a knack for chasing time
Longing for the sun to seem real again
Carving his name into walls to be remembered
As the boy who went down swinging
Fuck Up...Quenching my thirst,Fuck Up...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burning my throat,
Numbing my feelings.
Not allowing me to think,
Walking like a zombie,
My head clouded,
I don't realize what I do.
It's in my hand again,
How could it be?
It goes through.
And the sting brings me...
Back to reality,
Back to emotional pain.
I cut again.
Life is a battle...A battle from your very first to your last breath.Life is a battle2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You shall not surrender to your persistent bullies,
Draw your sharp blade against these unremitting demons
Fight till they learn you're worth living on this inhospitable Earth.
The diamond armor of your personnality to protect against their noisy scythes.
On this muddy battlefield where darkness swallow the most quiet souls
Never give up until the bleeding moon crushes on your cowardly foes.
Once you'll climb this tough and lonely phase of a living
You'll hear the distant victorious warbling,
And ultimately affirm you can finally live as a human being.