Inner Strength part 1Inner Strength part 18 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Inner Strength- part 1
Okay, most of you know the characters of the story, but for the other characters, I'll tell you about them.
So the story goes, Ash, May, Brock, Max, and Pikachu are walking along the trail to the nearest city... Which is for some reason, is taking a long, long, long, long time.
"Boy, wonder why it's taking so long just to get to a one mile away city," said Ash.
"Maybe we went the wrong way?" said Brock.
"Hey! Maybe that's it!" shouted May.
It was a city, but it was a very odd city. There where some people, but they all just stood there, smiling, and the houses were all the same color. In fact, all the people had the same clothes, hair dew, and it even looked like they had the same smile! As Ash and the others walked closer to the town, they noticed that everyone was looking at them, weirdly.
"They look like people," said Max.
"I think they're breathing," said Ash.
"But why are they staring at us?" said May.
"Pikachu," said Pikachu on top of Ash's shoulder.
A Day Less OrdinaryA Day Less Ordinary11 years ago in Humor More Like This
It was a day just like any other day, insofar as it was not actually any other day than that one, but was probably closely related to most of the others. On this day quite like many other days but not actually another day, James Francis walked down the street with his friend Sally.
The day to him seemed to be like most others. The sky was blue, as it usually was, the grass as always looked green and he found that he could breathe the air and live. As he walked he was going to remark to Sally how nice this day quite like any other day actually was when, to the ordinary day's surprise, something changed.
James fell unconscious to the floor. This could have been an ordinary happening, if not a regular one. However, the circumstances of it were not ordinary. A bowl of petunias had miraculously popped into existence some 40 feet above where they landed on James's head. No one but the Petunias noticed the sudden appearance until five seconds later as they crashed into James's head, with what
Inner Strength part 19Bayleef! Ash managed to shout out.Inner Strength part 197 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But she was already long gone by that time. Ash could see the Pokémon still trying to run out of sight from him.
Wait, Bayleef! Please! shouted out Ash again.
He needed to follow her, to try to explain how this all happened. But why would she be so mad? Why is she so upset? Was it because of his son?
Ash dashed out the door and outside, still holding his son in his arms. He had no time to think, but he definitely did not want to leave Xander alone with James. Pikachu, at least, has Mr. Mime with him, so he should be okay.
Pikachu! Ash had just about forgot about his own first Pokémon! Should he have left him there? Once again, theres Mr. Mime, but Ash just couldnt shake the feeling that something bad is going to happen once again.
Okay, first things first, thought Ash. Ill go talk to Bayleef, hopefully get her to understand and find out hat was wrong with her, then Ill come back
Inner Strength part 12Ash looked around. Darkness, the all too familiar darkness of Artemis mind.Inner Strength part 128 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Welcome back, Ash.
Ash turned around. There stood Artemis, still in his black, hooded cloak.
It has been awhile since we have last met, he said.
Ash didnt like this. Going back into Artemis mind was never a good thing.
What do you want now? asked Ash.
I want to apologize for before, said Artemis.
Apologize? This is weird.
Yes, apologize. I know that last time I did not control my emotions like I usually do. I am still not sure how that happened, so I apologize for what I did and hope that nothing bad became of it.
Became of it? He was mad enough to kill Ash! And now hes apologizing? Somethings going on here, Artemis wasnt the kind to do something like this.
Um . . . thats fine . . . I guess, but why did you get so mad? asked Ash, confused.
There was a small silence between them, then Art
Inner Strength part 3I would like to dedicate these chapters to the people who died at Virginia Tech. May their souls rest in peace.Inner Strength part 38 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Darkness. Complete darkness. No light.
Thought Ash. He could see himself, but everything else was covered with complete darkness.
Ash remembered Misty shooting him.
"Hello, Ash," said a familiar voice.
Ash looked for where the sound came from. He looked behind him and saw Artemis.
The darkness covered everything, but Ash could still see himself and Artemis. Artemis was still wearing his black cloak and the hood over his head, so Ash still couldn't see his face.
"How are you today?" said Artemis.
"Not doing so good, thanks to you. Did you bring me here? Where am I?" asked Ash.
"This is my mind," said Artemis.
"How did I get here?" asked Ash.
"When you are asleep, I can bring you into my mind, so I can talk to you," said Artemis.
"I'm asleep? Did Misty make me go to sleep?" asked Ash.
"I don't know, all I know is that you are asleep," said Artemis.
"Um, okay...Why is so dark in
Inner Strength part 2Since I don't know how to make words turn italic, I'll just use these handy-dandy things < >.Inner Strength part 28 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ash's eyes opened.
Ash looked around, he was in one of the spare rooms of a Pokecenter. He has been to one of these before, no biggy. There was May, sleeping on a bed, and Brock and Max are sleeping on two other beds, but why was he on the floor? And why does he feel something grabbing his arm?
Ash looked to his side and saw Misty II.
thought May. Officer Jenny jumped out of her car and saw May. Officer Jenny said something into her walky-talky, and walked into the Pokecenter, towards her. She looked angry for some reason as she walked over to May. She said something, but the aftershock from the sonic boom in May's ears wouldn't let her hear Officer Jenny.
Then Officer Jenny got out her cuffs and hand cuffed May's hands.
Ash's eyes opened...again.
He looked around:
Inner Strength part 10Ash stared at the wide, blue waters of the vast river that laid before him. The light from the sun was reflecting itself on the waters, making it glitter.Inner Strength part 108 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ash relaxed. It's been so long since he had been home that he had forgotten how beautiful this place is. If Team Aqua was hiding here, they chose a very good spot.
Ash turned towards the voice. It was May, and standing beside her was her Squirtle.
"I think we're ready," said May.
Ash nodded and walked up to Squirtle.
"Okay, Squirtle. We need you to go into that river and look for anything suspicious. Got it?" said Ash.
"Squirtle squirt, squirtle squirtle squirt?" asked Squirtle, slightly confused.
"We're not real sure of what exactly we are looking for. Just tell us if you see something out of the ordinary," said Ash.
Squirtle was still a little confused, but shrugged his shoulders and walked to the edge of the river. From there, he jumped up into the air, spun 360 degrees, and dived into the water with very little slashing in
Inner Strength part 11"How are we supposed to do that?" asked Ash, still in shock.Inner Strength part 118 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You know just as well as I do, Ash," answered May.
"There has to be another way to do this besides sending kids into an HQ filled with people that want each of you dead. We should call the police or the army or something!" said Prof. Oak, freaking out that kids have to go on a suicide mission.
"We can't call the police," explained Max. "Remember when we told you how we ended up in jail?"
"I still don't understand that! None of you are old enough to even be in that jail. You and May should have been in Juvenile Hall if you actually did anything that bad," said Oak.
"That tells you something else," stated Brock. "It seems that Team Aqua can control everything the police does. Maybe Team Magma can too, for all we know."
"How is that possible? You can't just command all of the police departments," said Oak.
All these questions where spinning in Ash's head. Being turned into a Pikachu was a big thing when this all started, now th
Inner Strength part 8"What? Prof. Oak? No way!" said Ash as he looked at the screen.Inner Strength part 88 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Well, apparently, yes way. Says here that he researched on it for about 20 years, then he quit," said Brock.
"Why did he quit?" asked May.
"Doesn't say," said Brock.
Ash wasn't sure if this was true. A lot of times, the internet will make up stuff for entertanment. This could just be another hoax.
"How can we be sure if this is true?" asked Ash.
"Only one way to find out," said Brock and got out of his seat.
Brock, accompanied by the other friends, walked over to the telephone and dialed Prof. Oak's number. The screen, instead of showing the professor, had a blank screen.
"Prof. Oak is not available. If you still want to talk to him, please press five and you will be put on hold. If you would like to leave a message, please press eight and say your message after the beep. Thank you," said a computer voice from the telephone.
Brock pressed five and waited.
"Please hold. Would you like to listen to some music while you wait
Inner Strength part 5Ash pulled his tail out of May's grip, ran out of the Pokecenter, and darted towards the forest with May right behind him. Brock and Max where still with Misty II and Pichu in the Pokecenter.Inner Strength part 58 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ash ran into a clearing right beside the Pokecenter, when Ray appeared right in front of him.
Ray waved away some of the blue smoke that was left behind from teleporting and looked at Ash. Ash looked at Ray and started to think to himself, This can not be happening.
"Hello, Ash," said Ray.
Ash looked back at the forest and thought about Pikachu.
"I don't have time for this!" shouted Ash and ran to the forest.
"Hey, wait! I have to br-," started Ray, but Ash was already running into the forest and completely forgetting about him.
Ray stood there for a second, thinking that Ash was going to fight him willingly. Then started walking towards the forest that Ash had just ran into.
May saw Ray walking towards the forest and saw his Team Aqua uniform, so she knew that he was going to hurt Ash. So, she tr
Anachronistic kisses.Like the rain of shame, we fall..Anachronistic kisses.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Under storm clouds of forgotten sighs,
breaking forth from skies of rust.
With midnight tears, tinkling down, quiet now,
quiet now, so silent, like we all had stopped.
Still breath, white, puffing out in the chill,
spilling into sleepless, dreamless, endless nights, alone.
Where lonliness is solid, wrapping tight,
enfolding lonliness, killing romance within.
Anachronistic kisses, lying lips,
believers fall, the lovers leap, end of you, end of I.
Self torturing, self denying heart beats,
when our all is entrusted to another, another failing.
Trusted betrayal, and we're falling again into the deep,
Deepened darkness, the fall, but cast.
We bear their betrayal like a crucifix.
Bearing the burdens, suffering in silence.
Believing we deserve.
Reasoning unclarity, why must we do this to ourselves,
because we love too many?
Unreasoning we fight, words gushing forth like torrents and three, little, words,
enough to fell our armies, rend our armour to ash, brin
I am a collector...I am a collector,I am a collector...8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I collect footsteps.
Wherever I choose to go, I go,
unbridled and unfettered.
Every memorised snapshot
of the places I never knew existed
bear witness to my travelling.
The moon and stars are my proof of life,
every broken blade of grass underfoot,
tells more stories of my continuum.
Where to go is never a question,
more the way of life, to travel on,
to see more of the world than you're used to.
To find home, perhaps, or to seek the place
where your soul feels it belongs.
Be that anywhere, from the frozen tundra, to the scorching desert,
I wander, my mind and I, along age old pathways and newtrodden ground.
I collect my footsteps with snapshot memories,
and when I'm too old to carry on my collection,
I can recollect, with the people I've collected along the way,
those I've grown to love, to admire, to respect and adore,
I'll share with them my traverses and my triumphs,
my hardships and dangers,
perils overcome and the return journey,
the one that never seems as long
Inner Strength part 20There, in the blue tank, was the legendary creature Lugia! Impressively, his huge white and blue body had plenty of room in the tank. His massive, white wings were folded across his body, and his large head was curved down, eyes closed.Inner Strength part 207 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The expression on Lugia's face was...calm. The large sea guardian seemed as if he were resting and relaxing for the first time in his
Ash was in so much shock that his weak mind couldn't understand it.
Ash felt extremely tired, and dropped his head down to let it hang
over his body, gasping for breath. He had held his head up for such a
long time that it exhausted him.
Bob turned away from the blue tank and the creature within it to look
down at Ash, who was still gasping. He raised his hand up to his chin
and scratched it.
"Hm...it seems that you still have some Inner Strength left over.
You're still able to breathe, to know when it's time to rest, and even
to ask a few questions when you are curious...this is inter
Through the eyes.Through those eyes, I portrayed as beautiful, you overstepped me.Through the eyes.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can believe it, I can, because I'm not that,
so I'll sit and smile behind a painted on, porcelain smile.
I was in love through your eyes, the wonders I thought I saw.
Soon after though, the morning after,
the cracks on my porcelain face begin to show.
Why? I'll pretend it's alright,
when all I've lost is precious time,
precious time, and you.
It was going to happen, you saw it coming,
though I looked through your beautiful eyes,
I did not.
With your intoxicating half-glances
and the delectable way I pretended not to care,
our design was a fatal one.
(Or flawed, at least.)
We wouldn't work, you were too busy with you.
(Being the centre of the world and all.)
And I was too busy lying,
lying that I didn't care.
So take no time again,
tell me what you like,
because I'll love the world through your eyes again,
just as easily as I did the first time.
I can't keep giving you chances,
but you won't stop making me look,
SEXThis poem is about sex.SEX8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(yeah, that got your attention)
This poem is about sex.
This poem is about love.
This poem is about living in your sexuality
instead of being afraid of it.
This poem is about saying fuck you
to everyone who told you
This poem is about the sin so natural
it takes you to heaven on earth.
This poem is about turning the key,
finding your voice,
making your own choice.
This poem is about independence,
instead of buying into all their misery.
150 pages of health text book telling you
6 years of administration telling you
6 years of scaring you
out of whats instinctual.
6 years of alarmist tactics,
and no information
setting a social taboo
so they can control how we live our lives.
Erotique Ch. 1Being a virgin is a difficult business, and holding on to that elusive property for eighteen years is even more of challenge. I had no idea, however, that maintaining that gift would ultimately make me the target of the well-meaning friends. One night, one plan, and one young woman changed my life forever.Erotique Ch. 19 years ago in Erotic More Like This
My friends and I had been planning a party for quite some time, in celebration of the move to college and the distribution of our friendship throughout the country. I hadn't heard much of it, other than the time and date associated. I arrived first, early in the day, dressed in a tee shirt and swim trunks in preparation for the water fight which I had, actually, been told about. Mark was hosting the party, with my help, and we set about the business of filling some hundreds of balloons as newcomers dripped in. When 4:00 rolled around, most of those who would come were milling around uselessly outside as Mark and I finished up. The crunching of gravel signaled the surprise of one more
Suicide and blissYour body shuts down;Suicide and bliss7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Youll feel fine,
I dont lie,
Blood, rushes through your veins
Suicide intoxicates your mind
God of the StreetStepping off a curb at night, ever felt the feeling?God of the Street8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Hair blown all over my face the the wind, sneakers hit the street.
crunch..crunch. the sound of leather moving. bike gloves, old bike gloves. blue. same that i used to
play in. good memories. fists slowly closing, a wrist-pop. then silence, the silence of the city. car
brakes, footsteps on sidewalk, people talking. but not here, somewhere else. trench-coat's blowing
behind me, haven't worn it in ages, must look a sight. the smells, car exaust fumes, traces of food,
coffee. somewhere else. i like how my breath is just smoke, bits of my life floating away. what do i
care. i see alotta signs, neon, billboards. selling stuff, selling lies. but thats only if you go into
buildings, out here, its real. 'swhy i'm out here, i feel free. freedom, 'sall i want. i'm not smart
like some people. they could make up alotta fancy words, about how they feel. me, i just like it out
here. nobody cares. heh, people say i growl too much, can't help it.
Feel This..Trust these eyes, feel the distance when you gaze though those portals, and know what void lays beneath this superficial shell..and feel my painFeel This..8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A pain brought by those who dont know how much knowledge can hurt a pain pulled from the depths of the human soul infused with emotions that have no true word only incomprehendable sounds that bring fear to those who are cappable of hearing them
a cry, a cry out that falls on deaf ears, and a weight that knows no bounds, is the cross i bear on my back. restraint had no play, and over endulgence feeds my appitite, and dwells benieth the surface
surface to a mask that i use to hide my joy in realizing that others pain at times bring me pleasure that is unfindable within the bounds of the flesh a flesh which i shal not shed till my time has run it coils to their end
what is this, this face value? The unequivical rage. Sweet hatered know these smiles, and in my minds eyes whatch as they drop to the ground, what sadistic pleasures
It's almost like...Her golden-red hair falls in loose angel curls,It's almost like...8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she's smiling in the artificial light,
makes her oh, so pale...
Honey, you look sick,
come to me, let me nurse you better.
Those made up eyes still haunt me,
the ghostly greys,
you know I can't stop staring.
You're beautiful, you know?
the painted smile I love so much.
Smile while you've got the energy, love,
come to me, let me nurse you.
The glasses give-away your darker side of life,
and your pale complexity.
The red-wine dress...
Can I drink from you?
Or can I just stare some more,
I see you in my dreams,
I'm too afraid to move...
But I want to hold you so badly.
I'm so scared of hurting you,
pale angel-curled girl,
but I long to kiss those,
ruby desiree lips
The smile you wear,
looks like it could break,
Would you burst into blossom,
if I broke your smile, with a kiss?
I have to stop here,
I simply can't breathe,
NeedDependancy's my deficiency,Need8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when I need, I need.
Need, want, take, hold, have.
Want's combatted by disregard,
for satiating myself
isn't worth of myself.
Take is relative,
if you'll freely give,
I'll obligingly take,
Hold, close, keep heart,
when the rise in,
pride has it's fall.
take to hold close and have,
and we all lose our chance
in the end, if we...
I need, I need, I need, IneedIneedINEED.
I cannot have, something intangible,
like fear, but only complexity comprehension,
where is it when I need, I need.
headlong grasping need,
where, is, what, I, need.
the ones I love,
their hopes and dreams,
I need it,
I need, I need, I need.
to feel loved?
Acceptance, I need?
Adoration, I need?
where is my love,
with my heart?
Lies long gone,
long gone lies.
I need, I need, I need.
Somnambulistic iridescenceIs your world honestly so bleak?Somnambulistic iridescence8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can you say that you lack, so much?
The basis of colour is light,
there must be light,
Do you see the sun, the stars, the moon?
This one, the one I've got here,
I'm looking for you,
cause you're lost again.
Come on, come to me,
you know I'm looking for you,
stop hiding from me.
Break free from your somnambulistic ways,
and come to me, here, with the torch.
See? I bring light for you,
not for anyone else, for you.
So stop, open your eyes,
I know it might dazzle you for a while
and you'll shy away,
but come on,
You know I'm patient.
So look around when your vision adjusts,
to my light, and see,
see what colours I bring!
See the iridescence I've poured forth into your bleak little world,
come, my beautiful somnambulist, you've slept long enough,
it's time for your metapmorphosis,
I'll protect you while you change,
sprout your wings,
I'll hold your hand while you test them,
look at the beautiful chroma,
the hues of your span.
vanished or vanishingone single syllablevanished or vanishing8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and the universe
I drew a map of your face
on the sofa (as usual)
is what you're really after
The darkness of......I love you...The darkness of...8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I read it,
a fellow poets line,
another something stolen,
I love you,
I love you.
I can't try and express,
You wouldn't believe me,
because in belief
so many lies.
I'm drunk while writing you this,
incoherent, I'm barely legible,
but in big letters,
scrawled across the page,
I love you.
I do, and always have.
Many, so many cliche's.
Can never love again,
heart broken too many times,
silence between us,
all this, the same.
I'm barely touching you,
a slight brush of clothes, on clothes,
you've no idea, have you?
They won't slip down, not tonight.
I can't do this.
Too drunk, too many feelings,
too confused, where am I?
I can't show you love now,
I can't. Or I won't.
Too scared, too much fear,
The dark I guess.
The darkness of your green, green eyes.
Staring, into the sun, blinded by your eyes of green.