UnrequitedThere is a congregation of stars in this sky,Unrequited9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as if the dew fell up this morning and stuck,
caught in the filaments of a web woven
by a moon too round and white,
too distantly delicate.
Down in the wet green by your white skin,
your still-life arms wrap me in a cold embrace.
Your fingertips are daggers, cutting up
my insides, my insides twisted up in you.
I shudder and bleed little loves.
I swallow you up and pretend that you dissolve,
wishing you didn't writhe inside my chest
like an angry child's tantrum. The taste
of sweat on my tongue turns my stomach;
I suffer through it for the chance to be near you.
You're whispering something to me,
but I don't want to listen. Those words
you didn't say are licking at my ears
like serpent's tongues, singing sweet
lies to me in someone else's voice.
Robbing BanksRobbing Banks13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she's out robbing banks
know she'd give almost
a ride in my 1970's Monte Carlo
headed for England, with
a layover in Iceland.
KRS-One is excited as
anonymous footsteps rush past
my closed dormitory door.
a cool breeze blows in
my open window--
the only one left open, with
courage enough to leave the lights on.
if i were the girls across the courtyard,
i'd be watching me, but
we get bored so easily.
i have two guitars,
one bass and
a banjo, with
no one around to play with me.
across the way, they, yeah
they hear me, but i imagine
windows closing with each chord strummed.
i'm wasting my life in
front of this computer,
campus so resigned
that i feel i'm the only one left
open for business.
here, in a minute i'll
re-tie my laces, they
always come undone in Conway;
i'll wear the coat that will
stay the least wet; and walk
to a car dripping fluids in
destination unknown. maybe
i'd rob a bank if any were open.
Emerald-Harry Kitty-DMHP slashEmerald-Harry Kitty-DMHP slash8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Harry Potter stared around the Room of Requirement with suspicious green eyes. Hermione had lured him up there with the promise of a wonderful surprise.
The 'surprise' turned out to be two eager Slytherins and one grinning Ronald Weasley.
Harry took one look around the room and turned on his heel, intent on escaping, only to find the way barred as Hermione stood before the exit with a positively evil glint in her eyes, "Now now Harry. Blaise and Pansy aren't going to bite. They just want to see your adorable animagus form."
Harry's eyes widened comically in surprise. The little Traitor! He couldn't believe she'd actually told them about that.
"Yeah, it sounds so cute. I just couldn't believe it." Blaise snickered from behind him.
Harry could feel the heat raise in his cheeks as he shot a glare over his shoulder at the unrepentant Slytherin.
"I can't believe you told them!" He cried in di
The Book of Forum, number 1The Book of Forum, number 110 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The Forum According to Curran
Creation- or the First
In the beginning, there was nothing.
Then, there was more nothing.
Then there was someone's dog, but it went away really fast with our slipper.
And there then was still nothing.
Then there was a great blank stare.
The Great Blank Stare loomed over the blank, gray-green world and decided that something had to come. It took him three days. Well, we SAY it took three days, but who is to say what time is to the Great Blank Stare. To it, there was no day, par se. So let's just say it took a certain amount of time of random thoughts going in and out of its orange head for the decision to be made. Having decided, it then set to work creating the realm of Forum, and the many nations and inhabitants to populate it.
First were the Forums, many in number and layered like the frosting on a bundt cake. The Deviants realm, with its wild growth and cycle of life and death. The fiery and dangerous lands of Complaints, where only the stou
I Hate Life When...I Hate Life When...10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you have no choice
But to lie –
Especially to your friends
When people cannot accept you
For who you really are,
And you have to continue the act
Just for them.
When your darkest secrets
Are discovered by your friends --
The ones you never wanted to know about it
In the first place.
When you think someone loves you,
Then they go and let you down.
When people think
They know best for you,
When all you want to do
Is follow your heart.
When someone acts
Like your friend,
Like they really care about you,
Then the next day
They go and bitch about you
Behind your back.
When two people,
Who both like each other,
Won't go out with each other.
When the person you care for most
Will never know.
When your family,
Your own flesh and blood,
Turn against you.
Maybe water is thicker than blood?
When people make judgements
On your appearance
Instead of on the way you act.
When others cannot,
And do not,
Listen to your opinions
And simply think that your views
Do not matter.
SeasonsSeasons9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's getting colder as these leaves descend,
splattering their dyes against the dead chill
of autumn winds; our season is changing
into something unforeseen, so silently still.
So many times I've looked into your eyes,
past that disguise contrived of fake hues,
through these love-sick tears of ignorance.
Now I await the appearance of my muse.
In this hidden place I will wait for you
to set yourself beside me.
Bitter winds may come and go, dragging
with them a coldness in many long nights.
Through the flurry of white innocence,
I can feel our season changing, as it bites
at my skin, pale and delicate without the
sunlight in your smile to heal my heart.
Just bring me back the dawn of youth,
a time of an adolescent devotion's start.
In this sacred hollow my soul tears apart.
Forever I will linger until the light breaks
over the frost of winter's scorn and rage.
Our season is changing, the blossoms
falling across death's lost, solitary stage.
I've gazed into your eyes, past that mask
SeasonsLife, our existence, our space in time, from all the colors of our emotions,Seasons11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Has been, and always be, unfair, unjust, difficult, and the most painful memory,
Of all the history of our hearts, and our souls.
How pain can be addictive,
How solice can be found in secluded and dark places,
How happiness can seem like a crime, or a predudice,
How anger can seem like an answer, not the problem.
The real answers? How we live our lives is all that matters.
That making it back, is the only treasure worth fighting for,
And seeing the path is the easiest part,
Walking it... is a battle we all lose from time to time.
Why? Because no one on the face of this earth is perfect.
Its true, some are not as stained as others, but we are still imperfect,
Imperfect in our sadness, in our hate, in our misunderstanding,
Not perfect because of our emotions, our memories, our dreams... our love.
And sometimes I wish, the answer to being able to live life pure was a pill I took everyday,
And sometimes I h
Black and White HeartA black and white heartBlack and White Heart9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Never stained by heartbreak
Never painted by love
So you took it as a canvas
If it was yours to take
Color met the monochrome
Beating like a metronome
To the tune I lost
Somewhere inside of you…
Now its yours, take it
To whistle, to sing
For it sounds much better
Coming off your lips
But leave me my illusion
That wonderful illusion…
That you don't hold everything
In your hands; your kiss; your eyes
For this illusion keeps me safe
From the fear, the fear, that fear
You could crush me, kill me
So quick and clean
Goth and the Jock -Ch.2 p.2:2 As he walked toward the locker room when he saw David.Goth and the Jock -Ch.2 p.2:28 years ago in Teen More Like This
David was sweaty from lifting weights. Jack stared at him, as if caught in a trance. Jack stared at the beads of sweat that shone like thousands of small diamonds. He followed the path of one bead as it made its way from his forehead, down his cheek, following his neck only to disappear beneath his shirt. Jack blushed instantly as realized he was staring. He quickly caught himself as he turned away. He hoped that the blonde didnt notice.
David didnt see him looking at him, nor did he see the blush. All he did notice was Jack was soaking wet.
I KNOW you didnt run THAT much. He said as he pointed to Jack.
Chronoscape, Chapter OneChronoscape, Chapter One9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Can a line of events be traced to its origins, only to connect with its end?
Sept 17, 14:15
Apex clouds converged around the azure mountain of ice. The polar ocean rumbled, somewhere beneath, grappling into the iceberg, gnawing away at its foundations.
Grim, fluttering celestial arc released a blinding sphere of light has from the cloudy grasp. Scorching beams of sunlight smashed into the iceberg with relentless fury and the iceberg screeched in fear of their attack as glittering veins of cobalt and silver pulsated upon its surface. The temperature was rising, as the iceberg drifted south, pushed forward by the slashing wind. The iceberg fought against the warm currents till its last breath, but all was hopeless. An unyielding crack started to crawl across its surface, explosions of cold mist whooshing as the iceberg crumbled, expiring away; connecting with the clouds and the ocean.
Oct 4th, 9:12
A tiny, conical drop of water spiraled through the gray and blue mush of fog tha
Deliverance-Chapter 1Deliverance-Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She could almost feel the stares, but she didn't really care; her entire attention was focused on the screen before her. Absently, she thought she would have done better to take this incoming mail upstairs in her cabin, but it had been too late to do that the moment she read the opening line.
"We have someone you're familiar with "
Normally, she'd have dismissed the transmission at once, consider it a cruel, malicious joke or even a scam-there were a lot of those going round the extranet, after all-but she had instead read through it. And she was sure she had been staring at her screen for a goodly amount of time by now; given she normally didn't stand still for this long, it was no wonder people were getting concerned.
"Everything alright, Commander?" a hesitant voice finally asked and she blinked, recognizing it as her appointed assistant. She had been the one to point her to the unread message a few long minutes ago; she nodded, looking up, trying to seem as fo
Finding Strength ShepardxAlenko"You mean a lot to me Kaidan, I love you." Three years. Three absolutely agonizing years Kaidan had waited for Shepard to whisper those three simple words to him. As her hand brushed against his face and he looked into her eyes, she held nothing but affection and admiration for him. There had always been holding back, skirting around the idea, and light playful jokes about it. But when he finally had her sitting in his lap, their gazes locked in each other she finally let him know just how much she cared about him. There was nothing keeping her from him anymore, as he'd long abandoned his philosophy of leaving a way out as well. He no longer wished to be with anyone else, no one else would ever be able to fill him so completely the way Shepard did. He wanted to be hers and hers alone, he wanted to be the man she needed, the man she wanted. It was obvious that Shepard didn't actually need a man to protect her. She could handle herself against just about anything this galaxy could thrFinding Strength ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Lost In The WoodsLost In The Woods4 years ago in Drama More Like This
My lungs are going to explode.
There is no other way to describe it. I need more air but they are incapable of delivering it.
I'm running. Running running running and I cannot stop, they will catch me. My bare feet slip across rain slicked leaves. I am in the forest, water drips from the ebony tendrils plastered to my head, neck, and shoulders. My robes are soaked, weighing me down. I slip off the thick outer layer and shiver, willingly surrendering my body to the cold.
They are after me.
Terror, fear, it is a stench that seeps from my soul to coat the land around me. I am sure they can sense it, they know this smell well, and the howls that pierce the air confirm it.
I am no longer a girl, a mage; I am not considered a person any more.
I am prey, I am the object of desire, and they want me to fall to watch as the mabaris' tear me to pieces.
I stumble over roots and fallen tree branches, my thin hands gripping tree trunks and plant vines. The rough bark scrapes my delicate flesh.
I Love The Way You Love MeI Love The Way You Love Me11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I love the way I can talk to you
And say what's on my mind
I never have to look away
Or keep a thing inside
Tears fill my eyes when you're not around
Or when you just don't care
But I know in my heart you will do what's right
For me, you will always dare
Material things will never matter
As long as I have you
You make every day that passes
So much easier to get through
My worries disappear when you're around
No thoughts of pain or doubt
I feel your love when you hold me close
And kiss me if I pout
I don't care what they are talking about
All I care for is you
I'll jump off a building to show you my love
If that's what I have to do
I love you for everything that you are
Not what you promise to be
I know you can't see why or how
You're the most important thing to me
Blood and Thunder: SantinaliaBlood and Thunder: Santinalia4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her fingers, rough from years of sword fighting, gently caress the long, lanky body beside her. Her touch travels from freckle to freckle, sliding over smooth flesh marred occasionaly by scars from darkspawn claws.
He shifts slightly, skin rippling with goosebumps as her nails skim down his spine. This causes her full lips to stretch into a smile, Maeve leaning forward to kiss his shoulder blade.
The pale blue sky visible from her bedroom window is clouding up, snow predicted to fall by evening. All the signs of a gloomy day surround her, but she ignores the feeling of melancholy warring with her newfound joy. Today she will abandon sorrow and embrace happiness for she is done mourning Santinalia, she wants to start celebrating it again. Starting with the man in her bed...
Anders whispers her name as he turns over in his sleep, a slight smile on his peaceful face and she begins to remember life before the Qunari. He needs to smile more she thinks.
He's only partially asleep now, only a
Nowhere To Go But Forward - Shiny ObjectsGarrus stretched out in the MAKO, hands interlocking behind his head as he leaned back, resting his feet on the dashboard and stared out at the lush green landscape before him. It would have been a nice place to vacation one day. Too bad the air would kill all of them if they tried to go out without their helmets.Nowhere To Go But Forward - Shiny Objects3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He glanced over at Shepard in the driver's seat beside him, who was currently drumming the wheel with intent purpose. Probably trying to figure out how she was going to find a single data module in a colony inundated by pyjaks, no doubt. She kept looking down at the radar and then looking back up before returning back to the monitor, brow furrowed. Perhaps it would have been better if the geth had gotten to it first.
"That admiral of yours never wants to send you anywhere nice, does he?"
She sighed, sinking back into her seat, giving up on whatever tactical plan she was trying to come up with. "No, he really doesn't." She reached down and tossed him his rifle. "C'mon. Doubt t
Heart and Home, ch1Heart and Home, ch14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was autumn and the smell of rotting leaves on the chill morning air was almost pleasant. Better than the usual scents of filth and decay in Kirkwall, anyhow. Thanks to Merrill, they were hiking up the Sundermount again, on their way to do something stupid. Extremely stupid. The tiny Dalish mage looked worried as Hawke walked beside her, and behind them Varric grumbled.
She hated to drag him out of the city like this, but there really wasn't anyone else she could trust to come along on this errand. Before leaving, she'd spoken to Aveline and left notes for Sebastian and Fenris. The guard captain was suspicious, but she knew better than to pry. Sebastian would be unhappy that he was left behind, but there was no way she could drag the Chantry brother out to summon a demon. Just thinking about it made her feel tense and unhappy. And Fenris . . . Fenris would be livid when she
Vermilion ch.1 "She's the only one that makes me sad..."-Vermilion, Slipknot, Vol. 3 The Subliminal VersesVermilion ch.13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The majority of life in the galaxy is short. Most of the species are only able to grasp a small pocket of time amidst the consciousness of life, moving through the decades at a hard sprint; never slowing down, because they can't, they don't have the time.
Liara T'Soni had time. As an asari she had thousands of years to contemplate things. She had time to be immature, had time to be intellectual and philosophical. In fact she could afford to lean against a wall and lose herself in her own musings for three hundred years and still have time to experience everything the galaxy had to offer. She could actually 'See it all' as the human expression goes
She was young, for an Asari. Only 108 years old, she was still considered a child to her people; though despite her relatively young age Liara was smart. Blessed by the Goddess with a quick, scientific mind and natural