consensus + AUDIOconsensusconsensus + AUDIO2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i told you that night i would forget, but you
were too busy thinking
of when to see me
overdosing on bedsheets and sunshine we were salty and guttural tides -
i had all but forgotten the smell behind your ear, the softness
of your throat when it growls in hunger
the comforting shape of your head under my clumsy hands, that
familiar taste on the tip of you, pulling us
apart and together again
but we overlooked the bitterness
of candy-coated chimeras
the call of their acidic tongues)
next year’s crop should be better, the almanac said;
we chose to believe it
go east; the trees whispered
the snow took away their breath leaving me here
with onions to peel and tears to wipe
noticing them you mentioned winter
would last longer
-Sophie, january-february 2014
Originally published in issue #25 of "Up the Staircase Quaterly"
Undying LoveKissing dead bodies.Undying Love2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One hugs back.
SurvivalWe can survive.Survival2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's not easy but we can.
And it's not down to a person, a place, a memory,
It's down to us.
How can you expect someone to love you
before you love yourself?
Learn to love,
Melt the ice,
TurmoilWhen my phone diesTurmoil1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I unplug my headphones
It leaves me naked
I hear the traffic blur
As cars honk loudly
People pass by
In a hurry
Always in a hurry
Spreading construction sites like
Giving birth to higher buildings
Industrial noises rise
And flying, bright sparks
A futuristic ringing in my ear
When I take my headphones out
I hear the world cry
I feel the pain of
The River's SongPush your head below the surfaceThe River's Song3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Let the sun slide of your face
Lose identity and purpose
Lose the never ending race
For a brief and sacred moment
Hear the river softly sway
Feel your skin embrace the torrent
Watch your troubles float away
Feel the water tug your hair out
In the rolling, rhythmic tide
See like ghosts the sparkling lake trout
Feel them splay your fingers wide
Let your feet float up above you
As your fingers brush the ground
Listen, as this glowing vacuum
Twists and wrinkles every sound
As you float beneath the surface
Feel your spirit bob along
Into some ethereal heaven
Captured in the rivers song
In that single stillest silence
When the current arches strong
Lose yourself, and lose your purpose
Listen to the river's song
The World Is A Trigger: Beautifully DisastrousShe looks in the mirror, astounded by the beauty she sees; yet on the inside, she's screaming for it all to stop - what she sees is simply an untrue image, it isn't her, it can't be her! But this is who she is, today. She's older now... Now, why does she get to live so greatly while her younger self sits suffering in the past? She's cursed by herself to never forget and for there never to be change... Change. That's it... Once upon a time, she never thought change would be possible. Now she can't wrap her mind around how it happened...The World Is A Trigger: Beautifully Disastrous1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Percy and Annabeth - Forced Annabeth forced herself not to look back, not to stop and think and wonder over what could have been. Because she knew if she did, she would crumble.Percy and Annabeth - Forced3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Annabeth forced herself not to think of the way his arm's had fit so perfectly on her waist, how he would bury his face in her neck and inhale deeply, and when he was questioned, he would simply smile and say she smelled like home.
Annabeth forced herself not to think of the way his sea-glass green eye's flashed when he laughed at something she had said, even as she scowled back at him, because he knew she wasn't really mad, just a little frustrated.
Annabeth forced herself not to think of the way he would brush back a stray strand of hair and smile gently at her before he kissed her, slowly and softly, as if she was made of fragile glass. He was one of the only people who knew she wasn't all poker-faced all the time.
J'ai vu l'enfer(English version below)J'ai vu l'enfer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
J'ai senti mon monde s'écrouler autour de moi
Quand de ta bouche assassine sont sortis ces quelques mots,
Quelques mots oui, juste le temps d'un battement de coeur,
Pourtant suffisants à détruire le peu d'humanité que tu m'avais amené.
Qu'il est loin! Ce temps où, bêtement, nous nous regardions sourire
Où nous nous plaisions à voir les saisons filer, voir les feuilles du temps jaunir,
Partir à la conquête de ce temple inexploré bien que trop souvent recherché,
Que l'on appelle l'amour.
Chutant au fond d'un abysse démesuré sans fin
Où seuls mes hurlements solitaires de douleur peuvent résonner
Mes vieux démons me scrutent en silence ; pitoyable et misérable,
Je crie en espérant désespérément sortir de ce cauchemar éveillé.
Privé de tous sens, engourdi du poids de mon profond chagrin
Croyant naïvement enfin me dé
Tomorrow, When the War BeganThe night has become my day,Tomorrow, When the War Began7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The soldiers have become my prey.
Hell is now my home,
lonely but not alone,
Insomnia is not the worst case scenario,
Knowing you were someone I used to know.
Nothing's gonna be the same,
All this cold blood killings driving me insane.
Supplies are low,
Where did our time go?
Two down, one close to it,
there. is. no. time. to. sit.
Pain has a new meaning.
Fear has a new feeling.
Le loup et le ruban(Jeudi 23 sept. 2010)Le loup et le ruban5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Un matin d'automne, dans les futaies qui résonnent,
Une fille perdit son rose et fin ruban.
Et les cheveux épars et les yeux insouciants,
Elle s'en alla à part, jouer avec le vent.
Le soir tombé près des futaies violettes, le grand
Loup blanc passa pour guetter les alouettes.
Il avait à ses dents une bague en argent,
Qui par négligence s'est ternie dans le temps.
Qui eut cru qu'à l'aurore où la lune s'endort,
Il vit sur le sol le ruban perdu ? Alors
Le loup approche et par la fragrance ému,
Le loup rougit sur le fond vert d'hellébores.
La douce soie rose qui sur le sol se repose,
Ressent doucement les caresses qui s'imposent.
Regrettant l'élan d'une faveur qui l'indispose,
La soie n'a conscience de l'hypnose dont elle est proie.
Tendresse donnée, tendresse reprise ;
Three's a Crowd One's lonely, two's a party, three's a crowd.Three's a Crowd3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It too true, that saying. That two people could have a wonderful time but as soon as you add another, things get awkward.
What would you call six? What does it matter, they can break up into two's. Seven? One is left lonely. Lonely, lonely, lonely. Sigh.
If you have any similarities to this in your life, you are unlucky. I would know. I'm a part of seven. Well, At one point it was five, but I try not to think about that. It's pretty depressing (even if in a certain point of view it could have been thought of as romantic).
I don't know why I'm One. I'm a pretty funny guy. People enjoy my humor. I'm totally lovable.
Sure, I was a suspect for my mother's murder and I may have started a war, but who doesn't have that on their record?
The fact is, one
Zutara - Scars Chapter 17Zutara - Scars Chapter 176 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Zutara - Scars Chapter 17
"So should we make a fire?" I asked Zuko.
"It's too wet. And the trees aren't keeping all the ran out." He said simply.
I looked around and saw that the ground was soaked, we were downhill from an opening. "Well I could dry the ground a bit," I said and waterbent the rain from the ground before me.
"Why do we need a fire?" he said.
I frowned a bit, it was like he wasn't in the mood to do anything, "Well, we could cook some of the raw met we have."
"I can do that myself." He stood up and shook the water out of his hair.
"Well fine then!" I crossed my arms and looked out into the rain.
Zuko turned to me and raised an eyebrow, "What are you angry about?"
"You are being ridiculous!" I shouted.
Zuko bowed his head a bit and scratched his neck. I saw this and wondered why he did this so much. "I'm sorry," he said.
I shook my head a little, "Stop apologizing, please." I stood up and approached him.
"I'm sor-," then he stopped himself realizing he was about to apologi
Zutara - Healing Chapter 1Zutara - Healing Chapter 16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Note from Author: This is the trequel to "Zutara Scars" and "Zutara Secrets" but you do not need to have read either of those to read this one. (though it mite help you understand where the characters are at)
To those who have read "Scars" and "Secrets" note that this is a little different because I am now writing from Zuko's point of view instead of Katara, so don't be confused!
Zutara Healing Chapter 1
"You are so weak, Zuzu!" Azula's menacing voice taunted me. "Did you ask the pathetic water peasant to come along just to watch you fail?" Her words and blue flames filled all the air around me.
I blocked every move with skill. She was definitely not completely herself, and I was going to use that to my advantage. But I needed the right moment.
"You're pitiful!" She yelled.
I grit my teeth, I had enough of her shrewd words. She might have been slightly off her game today, but she still knew how to torment me. And she seemed to be enjoying herself, for n
I wanted to grow old with youI wanted to grow old with you:I wanted to grow old with you3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
turn grey and fade away, subdued.
To walk with you through all the years
and face, as one, our darkest fears.
We'd burn too brightly for this Earth
and share in sorrow and in mirth;
to each the other's soul would bare
and twice the love, at once, declare.
For each would know the other's mind
and there a perfect solace find;
we would be two, though as one known –
discrete though merged & mingled grown.
I wanted to grow old, it's true:
turn grey and fade to dust with you.
Chivalry and Kitchen Appliancesyou are a brown recluse spiderChivalry and Kitchen Appliances3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with a lidless blender
living in a yellow house
in the middle of a maze
a very large blender
unable to be hidden in a cupboard
a very large maze
so as to make the people look
they are all searching for a way in
they are all trying to be the first
through your labyrinth,
past the venus-flytrap garden you've cultivated
to open the padlocked door
an enormous crowd of people mill about
with hedge clippers and lock-picks
this latest is
traipsing along daintily
fancying himself a knight
though his armor is unmistakably cardboard
he's picked you flowers
he's written you sonnets
the door swings open...
our hero enters, offering his gifts up
like a blood sacrifice to Parvati
Into The Blender!
His carefully chosen words are mangled up,
all is hurled back in a tornado of
red and daisy
he stands bemused, awestruck,
covered in aftermath
an insect enamored by bright lights,
he will stay
and you will weave your web,
you can't help it.
Percy and Annabeth - Love/Hate Really, their love was unique in a way that could only work with them...more like a love/hate relationship, really, if you happened to ask Annabeth. For example...Percy and Annabeth - Love/Hate3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
1) She loved his sea-green eyes; She hated how she was so easily lost in them.
2) She loved his thick, jet-black hair; She hated how she sometimes had the undeniable urge to run her hands through it.
3) She loved his lips (and if you ever told him, by gods, she would kill you. Preferably with a poison tipped dagger); She hates how all the other girls seemed to, too ( even the anti-aphrodite ones ).
4) She loved his un-wavering courage; She hated how it got him in sticky (and most likely fatal) situations.
5) She loved his sense of humor; She hated how he always had a witty remark at hand when she lashed out with a snappy comment.
6) She loved how clueless he was sometimes; She hated how he didn't do anything when another girl flirted with him, because he had no idea she was.
7) She loved his quirky liking
Bobby Singer Obsession25 Ways To Tell You're Obsessed With Bobby SingerBobby Singer Obsession5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
1. You wish you knew an older guy named Bobby or who was as awesome as he was.
2. You were so happy when he returned as a series regular.
3. You end up laughing whenever he chews out Sam and Dean.
4. You always wear a cap.
5. If Bobby can be such a good hunter now it makes you wonder what he was like when he was younger.
6. You got to love his scruffy beard.
7. If you had a weekend off, you'd probably build a panic room too.
8. You wish there was more Bobby fan art. Come on! Give him some love!
9. How dare you bargain for Bobby's soul Crowley!
10. No longer will you say idiots, "idjits" is wayyy better!
11. You're a pessimist just like him.
12. Even though you know you got skills you take after Bobby and stay cool about it.
13. You want to dress up as him for Halloween, even if people may think you're just a random trucker.
14. The Keys of Solomon only Bobby could get his hands on that kind of trick.
15. You're reading
Bleach OC:Sume, Arrancar/Vacio Cerro (outdated)Bleach OC:Sume, Arrancar/Vacio Cerro (outdated)4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Age: 668 (Appears to be 22)
Appearance: Sume is 5'5" in height. She has long platinum colored hair and eyes. Two branch like crimson wings protrude from her back. Her expression give off a soft, kind feel to her. Her cheeks are often stained red as tears of blood stream down her face every now and then. Her hollow mask remnant comes in the form of cracked circlet. She wears an all white dress, she wears stylized black and white boots. The front of the skirt is constantly stained with the tears of blood that run down her face.
Personality: Sume is a really soft, and kind person, she does not like fighting. Though she is quite capable of defending herself. She is quite shy around Adachi, always trying tell him, her feelings towards him, but she worries about what if he doesn't feel the same way about her. Though sh
Empty WordsOne text--Empty Words2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but not answered--
about a relationship
ElectrolytesShe is electrolytesElectrolytes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
pulsating a charge through his veins,
shocking him to the dehydrated tissue
wrapped around his heart core,
and though he thirsts for her
and the magnetic spark
in those salted caramel eyes -
he resists the attraction
and retreats to a self imposed cell
TogetherMy arm felt like it was being ripped clean out of his its socket. Annabeth didn't weigh all that much (years of combat training had made us both lean and strong), but our combined weight was just too much for my finger grip on the ledge. I was being pulled in two different directions. I wanted desperately to get a better grip on the ledge, but I was afraid that if I loosened my fingertips, I would lose the little hold I had. The pull of Tartarus added to the pressure attempting to rip Annabeth away from me, and after everything, I didn't have the strength to hold out against it much longer. It was just too strong.Together3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Somewhere above my head, I could hear Hazel shrieking like a banshee, calling for our friends, I thought. I looked up, towards the faint light of the sky, the bulk of the Argo II, and saw Nico's terrified face. He was reaching for me, but there was at least a dozen feet of empty space between us; he couldn't help.
I dropped my gaze back
untitledi keep plant seedsuntitled2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
under my bed in hopes
that one day my
limbs might grow into trees
and you can climb through
the branches in your sleep.
Percy is dead"What's your name?" He asks holding out his hand for me to shake but I can't even move. With those three words he sent my whole world spiralling out of control, I felt so sick I couldn't speak in fear I would throw up all over him. Tears work their way to my eyes, I try to blink them away but I can't. I know it's my own fault. I'm only getting so worked up because deep inside I thought that maybe despite Hera messing with his brain I would be inerasable from his memories. I got my hopes up only to be let right back down again. "Please don't cry, I'm sorry! I don't know what I said." He tells me trying to wrap his arm around my shoulder in comfort, but I back away.Percy is dead4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"No I'm not ok." I say through gritted teeth, turning away from him, how can I look at his face? "You don't remember."
"What don't I remember?" He asks desperately and suddenly I can't help it. I burst into tears. His arms wrap around me, and no matter how much I try to get away my body won't let me. It just wants to stay her