Men Who Hate WomenThey wear their bones upon their sleevesMen Who Hate Women4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And each one crackles with a touch and
Spreads her soft insides upon the table like
A butcher spreading jam (unsuited to the task,
Yet artful still), and sheds a perfumed powder
Of discarded exoskeleton.
They are beautiful this way, each painted specimen,
And I retain their wings upon my wall for days:
Opera cloaks, fur coats, and old refurbished jackets
Purchased from the Emmaus down the street.
Sometimes I say to them, I am Bluebeard and
This chamber is the moonI have pinned you
Through the thorax to its paper claws.
Yet still they writhe, forgetting that the moon is sterile;
That the bats catch moths in silence on the lunar steppes.
On WritingWrite for todayOn Writing1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And like it’s all
That’ll be left of you
Never write for popularity.
Write with clarity, but
‘Don’t make everything said’.
Write a million things;
An ode to the voice
Inside your head,
An elegy for the living,
A carpe diem for the dead.
Write to tell
To just keep
They’ll find a way out.
Don’t write for approval,
That way misery lies.
Poetry can’t be judged,
Not properly –
Write for yourself;
Doesn’t matter if it’s
Good enough for
You’ll never be Shakespeare.
But he’d never
Have been you;
Pour your heart into it,
That’s the best
That you can do.
Sunny Day: A braixen TF storyThe sun was blazing, creating a warm day. Alex and me thought it seemed to be a perfect day for a hike. A new trail had recently been put down in the nearby forest, and Alex and I had wanted to hike it since it was created. Alex and I both met up in front of the beginning of the trail, ready to begin. I noticed how hot it was. It was practically burning. We strolled lightly down the light brown path, chatting about everyday things. I noticed that I hadn’t seen many of these plants, which was weird, as I knew a lot of the local greenery. Alex noticed too, as he briefly mentioned it as we trudged along.Sunny Day: A braixen TF story1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Eventually, we came upon a small clearing, where the trail seemed to end abruptly. Alex and me knew we would just have to turn back, but I really didn’t want to. Alex turned to head back, but I stared straight ahead into the trees surrounding the little alcove. There seemed to be a small deer trail cutting through the rows of greenery. Alex turned back to see me brushing
Levi x Reader Our Secret 2After sitting on Levi's lap for a while, you finally decided to go to dinner.Levi x Reader Our Secret 21 year ago in Romance More Like This
"I'll be back after dinner." You whisper in his ear, and then gently kiss his forehead.
While walking to dinner, Mikasa runs up to you and hugs you.
"(Name)? Where have you been? I've been so worried!" You smile at your worried friend.
"I apologize Mikasa, Corporal wanted to talk to me." She nods, and you both walk over to a table with Eren, Armin, Jean, and Sasha.
"How many titan kills did you get on the mission, (Name)?"
"We didn't see that many, but 3."
"How many titan kills is that all together?"
"Let me think... all together, that would 45."
Armin gives you a shocked look, and so does Jean.
"How do you get such clean cuts on the napes (Name)?" Armin asks.
"I'm not really sure, Armin. I trained really hard as a trainee.."
There was some more small talk, but everyone was mainly focused in their dinner. Jean suddenly speaks up, saying,
"Oh, (Name), I wanted to talk to you about something!" Jean gets up, and
Breakdown Ch.3I DO NOT OWN DGM NOR HP!! tho I would really like to...Breakdown Ch.33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
'...' = thoughts
"..." = talking
In the ark
Hagrid's POV, third person
It has been quiet since Dark Allen had come out. It had shocked Hagrid to see such an innocent child could have such a dark side.
It was the first time the half-giant had seen this side of Allen. And he made a note to not call the kid little again...
He was positively impressed by the ark. He had been in there before, but it never ceased to amaze him.
Although he wondered why Allen didn't just disapparate. Now he thought of it, he didn't really often see Allen use any magic at all...
Allen knew what Hagrid was thinking, but the man wouldn't understand.
Hagrid's wand had been taken from him, so it was logical for him to think it was weird for anyone with a proper wand not to use magic often.
"It feels wrong...", Allen whispered as he looked up to t
Let It No credit to TsaoShin for the amazing artLet It No1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a pawprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation
And it looks like I'm the queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Never kept it in
Hell knows I don't try
Just let them see
Just let them know
Be the bad cat you always want to be
Don't conceal, just feel, just let them know
And now they know
Let it no
Let it no
Don't hold it back anymore
Let it no
Let it no
Turn away and slam the door
And I don't care what they're going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold always bothered me anyways
It's funny how some distance makes everything seems small
And the cheer that once controlled me, can't get to me at all
It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrongs, no rules for me
Let it no
Let it no
I'm one with the wind and sky
Let it no
Let it no
I'll always see you cry
Here I stand and here I slay
Let the storm rage on
My power flurries
Bucketsi.Buckets3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
before I'm 30
I want to die
to be buried
even with the decorations
& bodily equations
laid out over my skin
like tapestries of
to have "Edge" read
by a woman who leapt
over the edge of sanity
but held out her hand
to help me across the
to leave my body
to the science of
& all the crows that
followed me from
home to home,
never asking why.
before I'm 30
I want to not die
to lick the condensation
from the window
of my life
& see the world clearly
for the first time,
to be reborn
to hear a song
that tastes better than
& all the time I've spent
milling around inside
from winter to winter,
checking for ghosts
to taste the sugar
of the promised
& feel every inch
of my past slipping
into a darker hole
than I've ever
to truly live.
Attention Seeker"Attention seeker."Attention Seeker2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I slide the knife across my tongue
The poison resting in my lungs
Fighting till the war's been won
But you're right, this is all done for fun.
The rope around my neck as I pull it tight
The struggles I face as I die to fight
And slowly, I fade off into a dark night...
Goodbye, smiles, goodbye, light...
Dying, breaking, losing sight
Of all that's proper, all that's bright
With all my strength and all my might..
I mean, I do this for attention.. right?
The demonAloneThe demon1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stand up
For a useless battle
A battle aganist a demon
Who haunted me for years
But I've had enough
So now it's the time
It's do or die!
You Ever Felt ItHave you ever felt it?You Ever Felt It1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you lay there broken
And feel yourself so guilty
Eyes gushing red
And you want to sleep in a coma
Your brain swelling with thoughts
At the same time empty with nothing
When you can't suit yourself
And see yourself a place among the demons
that moment when you control your life
The moment when you choose between life and death
And then you yourself can decide either way
It's when you're on the edge
And want someone to pull you back before you make another step
A hook, to rip all the insanity out of your body
And suck all the madness that is growing black dead trees
Have you ever felt it, have you known depression
Did you ever seek a source of help, and did you ever find it
The Caged HeartThe Caged HeartThe Caged Heart1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Locked up in the night
Like a dead bird, never to take flight
Perfect little stars burned out from my eyes
There is no love on this road, not in my sight
Broken little hourglass
It’s all out of time
White sand roll away
Let the ocean take you where the sirens sang
Shut you all away
Let the ocean roll you away
Don’t come my way
A ballroom of glistening stars with no souls
I'm not interested in any of them
Like a caged heart I hide away
In the billows I wisp away
The caged heart that never sings
A lost voice that never sang
The caged heart living in this broken earthly life
The caged heart has had enough
Lost in March till May
The caged heart has been locked away
So stay away for it is fragile and wants to stay safe
Just leave the caged heart alone
For it wishes to remain this way.
A New Sub-SpeciesA short paper presented to the august body, The Royal SocietyA New Sub-Species7 years ago in Humor More Like This
A New Sub-Species
I am both pleased & sad to announce that a new sub-species of Homo sapiens has been discovered, and because of its distinct lack of awareness it has been named fucitallus. Sadly, the population growth of this animal is reaching plague proportions. It can now be found on most continents.
I have been researching this animal for many years now. In fact since the early '60s, when I first became aware of the possibility of a sub-species to the genus H. sapiens. Then, as a young teenager, I had many questions which my teachers & parents couldn't answer. All related to how we were looking after the land; why were the song birds vanishing, where were the buzzards & spars. And where were all the butterflies & other insects. I got my answer, from across the Atlantic, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. It caused quite a stir, and in time (5yrs) the pesticides were banned, DDT being the mai
Wheatley's apology.WARNING: READ DESCRIPTION!!!Wheatley's apology.3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I used to rule her world...
Panels would rise when I gave the word...
Now in my orbit I weep alone,
Remember tests I used to own.
I was told I would die,
Instead I helped my friend survive.
I Listened as turrets would sing,
"Now that old queen is dead! Long live the king!"
Once I held the facilities,
Next the walls were moved by me.
And I discovered that my chamber stands,
Upon pillars in fault, in miles of land...
I hear that cube of my Chells a ringing.
Opera turrets, all choirs are singing.
Beam my portal, my brilliant dear.
My little Chelly's in a foreign field,
For some reason I can't explain
Once we won, there was never,
Ever an honest word...
And that was when I ruled her world.
She was the livid and wild wind,
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered panels and the sound of bombs...
My Chell couldn't believe what I'd become.
Now all of my enemies crave,
For my endless drift in space.
Just an epic on some metal strings...
MoltenLock up my fearsMolten1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Throw away the keys
Your essence calls me with the breeze
Being lost but there I am found
I, so wounded and suspicious
yet open to you hoping for relief
A bit surprised am I to behold
You know me and you do soothe me
You reveal me when you breathe
You unveil me
Never thought it to be worth it
Only seemed assured of it
But when you reached me under a surface of reflections
I caught a subtle glimpse of what you capture in me
And I like what I see
We've come full circle from an idea to a reality
and back through again
I know we have travelled far
Paths challenging us almost beyond repair
And then you look into me
And I see you there
your smiling stare
All the wonder buried beneath the earths of time
expose their roots
and bloom into the likes of you and I
Crazy peopleI once thoughtCrazy people1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
That everyone is normal
And I’m the crazy one
The only person who stands out
Well, in a negative way
I was the girl
who was smart
who liked indie and alternative
who liked to write and do crazy things
the girl that was different
and never talked to anyone
I really thought I was the only one
that it was the reason why people didn’t accept me
but I was so damn wrong
Some people hide their faces
behind a mask
they look so happy
and everyone likes them
‘till they take of their mask
and then you see their scars
the tears and de pain
it will be ugly to you
because you will deny
you could be one of them
there are people
who cut themselves
that try to feel physical pain
instead of the mental one
they see the blood
but they continue to write
they write what people did to them
and people always decide
what this person means to them
when they discover it
and they always choose
to leave this person
if they don’t leave then
they will leave another time
Only HumanI'm only humanOnly Human2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
jagged scars across my heart
night brings floods of tears
I'm only human
floating on air for a moment
then falling the next
I'm only human
wanting someone to hold me
and whisper in my ear,
"everything is going to be okay,
I'm only human
can't you see?
MindlessI'll bear your burdensMindless2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
soak up darkness to evaporate any hell fire
when you're down to the wire
I'll calm the storms
light the candle that warms
I'll fix all that's bruised and broken
without even a blink
show you while force fed to guzzle
how not to drink
Endless ability to envelop soot
turning it to white waters dripped away into nothingness
but when I wanna play
ya better get outta my way
as aware as I can be
I can also become mindless
Moving fast or slow
having not a worry to carry
on my journeys of careless devotion
to the notion
that I am noise or static between spaces
I am the granite
or as I please
I am the ocean
Ever mindful but I can let it go
knowing nothing I know
what I see will never show
as I run i
StormStormStorm1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
People always say that life isn't fair, and they’re usually right. Bad things happen to good people about as often as they happen to bad people. Every once in a while, you feel like the whole world is against you, and you are alone in the fight. You’re never alone. No matter how much you push people away, how many bridges you burn, and how many ties you cut, there will always be someone there to catch you. It hurts now, but it can’t hurt forever. Don’t worry, even broken bones heal over time, and you can only see a rainbow after a storm. Here is my personal storm, and my rainbow. I’m displaying it here as a symbol of hope and love for everyone to see and to draw upon for strength in their time of need.
A few years ago I was in a very bad place. My self-esteem was beaten to a pulp, and there was nothing I could do to help myself. I had recently picked up art, seeking solace, but it brought forth quite the opposite. As stubborn as I am,
I Am Not GreatI am the catalyst through which others become great,I Am Not Great2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The back board that earns them the winning shot.
I am but the creek that runs beside the road of fate,
Granting its trav'lers relief from their lot.
I am the dull grey that plainly lays in the background,
Illuminating their smallest twinkles.
I am the endless harmony, the less than known sound
That brightens the tone of sonant wrinkles.
So come and find me still here waiting for your glory,
Waiting for a time when I am needed.
I will let you make me the paper of your story,
The stone to weather time; to hold your lead.
Let me give you inspiration, carry out your dreams,
And experience the glow of winning
In the way that has been set for me, the shade t'your gleam;
And let me stop wishing the world should be burning.
Vein in the OreForged my wayVein in the Ore1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
To make it to this moment
To separate the worthless from the willing
To shake loose of the decay
Having struggled through to know some truth
To discover that my only wealth will never be what I own
But who I am and with that fact, what I do
Say somethingSay somethingSay something1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm giving up on you
You gave me bits
But I found all of you
Talk to me
I glued you back together
Fixed is what you wanted to be
Day and nights
We had big discussions
Barely ever fights
You thanked me tons
But now you give me silence?
And then there it is, a fall back
'Please don't leave me again, I need your guidance'
Hun please, I can't miss you yet
I might need you more than you need me
So I'm glad you haven't given up on me yet
Maybe there's more to me than I can see...