Clear WristA clear wrist, barren of scars,Clear Wrist4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
as opposed to skin sauntered in marks,
tells a trickier story than it's soiled and raw,
uncaring, unkempt counter part.
Bravery, I think it holds,
the strength to bare unimaginable loads
of pain and suffering through endless times,
and withstanding the agony of sleepless nights.
Some think it is fear, the reluctance to cut,
but I believe it opposite, it show courage and guts.
To bear your pain without a nick on your wrist,
is like a solider braving his terrain while being torn limb from limb.
Agonizing as it is, to hide your pain,
you do it so well, and no attention you'll gain.
At the end of the day, it's not cry for attention,
rather a cry for the victory that's silently mentioned.
Your scars are those not self inflicted,
and despite the gnawing intention,
to harm yourself and ease your pain,
the scars you earn are rightfully gained.
In a room of those who have jumped the gun,
and left traces of blood deep in their arms,
do not be tempted to do the sam
KidsWe're just kids, that grew up too fast.Kids1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Due to expectations and isolations.
Adaptations, illustrations, separations.
It's not how it used to be.
I wonder will it last?
One words replies,
Now it's lies, cries, guys and skinny thighs.
Oh I despise, but I'll advise,
Do not trust a soul.
Blasting music in our ears,
Hiding from the sneers and leers,
They're picking on the queers.
Aren't they our peers?
Alone, and other feelings I've never known.
Upgrade your phone.
Dye your hair a darker tone.
Wear cologne and dig the drone.
Welcome to the cool zone.
Break and clatter.
"I'm fine." or "it doesn't matter."
Am I flatter or fatter?
Definitely the latter.
Watch my heart shatter,
And the pieces scatter.
Cause we're just kids, who grew up too fast.
Due to expirations and deprivations.
Situations, innovations, realizations.
It's not like it used to be.
Now we're an outcast.
If a Feminist Were HonestWhat if a feminist were forced to say what’s really on her mind, like Jim Carrey’s character in Liar Liar? This is how a poem by such a feminist might read.If a Feminist Were Honest7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need feminism because…
Women need more,
Scholarships for college,
New business grants,
Even though they already outnumber men,
In college and entrepreneurship.
We need more female CEO’s and political leaders,
But not more women in…
Forestry, sewage, or mining,
Truck driving, or taxi driving,
Or garbage collection,
Or more men on magazine covers,
Or higher-paid male models,
Or fewer men dying on the job,
Or fewer men dying in wars,
Or fewer homeless men,
Or fewer male suicides,
Or fewer men in prison.
You see, men losing is sexual dimorphism,
While women losing is sexism.
Should be made EQUAL to
The most successful men
Whether they earn it or not.
That’s gender equality!
I need feminism because…
Depression - What It Is InsideTrapped and enclosed,Depression - What It Is Inside8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It can't be exposed.
It knows all we're taught,
and contradicts every word.
We become it's biggest addict.
It has no faith.
It has no love.
It comes too late into the age,
And chokes all who feel it hang,
To evict us from our home.
Without a fault.
Without a soul.
It's nothing we should know.
Guilty of sitting alone,
Unworthy of what others deserve.
No need for fears,
No need to pretend.
Only a desire to disappear.
Don't reach for the brightest hand,
Just crawl away.
This idea of none,
To some a magicians hoax.
Without a friend for fun,
The thought will never come,
To those who never know.
It forever persists,
It will never leave.
While we can't be saved,
And with nothing to be,
At our core we're not gone.
When I Paint With FireI'll win the spells I wanted.When I Paint With Fire10 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'll destroy what I desire.
The world will stand and watch me
When I learn to paint with fire.
EyesTurn away those stained blue stormsEyes1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
don't you ever let them slide
they leak into my blood stream
collapse my veins from the inside
You're always covered in grease! RivaillexReader 8Levi's P.O.VYou're always covered in grease! RivaillexReader 81 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was now near dinner time, and I sat myself down, with a cup of tea, next to Hanji who was still as energetic as before.
She turned her head towards me and smiled, laying an elbow down on the table followed by leaning the side of her cheek in the palm of her hands.
"What?" I mumbled under my breath annoyed at her actions, I noticed her smile wasn't one of happiness or joy, but of mischeviouse and trouble and I cocked an eye brow, waiting for her answer.
"Oh nothing...just been hearing rumors...that's all..." The women sang in a truanting voice.
My head perked up just a little bit but I rolled my eyes somewhat before reaching down at the cup in front of me and bringing it up to my lips.
"You know I could give a rats ass about rumors...." I huffed out before taking a sip of the warm tea.
"Oh, but it's not just any rumor~ it's about you and (y/n)" she retorted while a small gleam appeared in her eyes.
All Movement in my body stopped for a
PrussiaXReader - Forgot How to Care 16PrussiaXReader - Forgot How to Care 166 months ago in Drama More Like This
For the three days that followed your confession to Gilbert you and he did your play in front of the other class. The times that the two of you kissed and the well… sex scene that you pretty much cut out completely other than the dialogue where you two awkwardly stood next to each other, you could hear some of the classmates whistle at you. One time you noticed Arthur giving you a look that you didn’t quite understand.
On the morning before the four day the day that you were going to do the death scene with Gil, he stopped you before you walked into class.
"(Name)?" He said, putting his hand on your arm to stop you.
You looked up at him. "What is it?"
"After school today, can I come over? I need to talk to about somezhing."
You blinked a few times. "Um… All right. Sure." You said, partly wondering why he was asking seeing as he was the type who would barge into your house.
He smiled at you, a real smile. "Danke."
You nodded and walked into the class, Gilbert trailin
Chair JapanxReaderChair7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
With my elbows propped up atop the windowsill, my hands cup my face as I stare out into the world that is slowly being devoured. Light fading, the sky stained with dark blue ink, colour dissolving into darkness. Only the playful melody of the blackbird resounds across the night, giving us feeble and desperate humans hope that spring would soon arrive once more. Even in the time it takes for the smile to pull my lips at the sound of the hidden bird, I feel the world become darker and darker, the bird's calls becoming less and less frequent, until the world now lies silent. The warm glow from the lamp in the corner begins to shine bright in its reflection on the glass in front of me, making the fading universe outside even less visible. It is nice to feel the silence, that emptiness that feels so whole, that fullness that makes me feel so empty.
It’s odd being in the house alone at night. During the day, there is always some sort of amusing kerfuff
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesForced to hide,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
In shadows dark.
Forced to thrive,
Under Central Park.
Saviors of man,
In his time of need.
Fighter of evil,
Until they bleed.
Symbol of blue,
Brave and bold.
Leader of green,
Fire of red,
Talk and fight.
Never quick to surrender,
Though quick to bite.
Band of purple,
Kind and true.
Scientific and wise,
Technologically advanced and often looked to.
Color of orange,
Bubbly and bright.
The goof of the team,
Always filled with delight.
Hidden heroes dwell.
Hides turtle shell.
They are nothing,
With one gone.
Though all together,
They can pull on.
The mutant heroes--
The pillars of a tower--
Hold up the town.
With their Turtle Power.
The Reflecting PoolOne dayThe Reflecting Pool5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I was walking
Through the woods
I came to a pond
In the moonlight
To take a seat
So I did
And I looked in
And it showed me
A myriad of mysterious messages
Like the face of the cancer
That ate my mind
And the ice that froze my heart
And the bitter sting
Of many a loss
All the things that tear me apart
And I realized looking there
That no matter how hard I tried
To push these things aside
They were always there
They were a part of me
But then the image changed
I saw a heart made whole
A life renewed
And an aged face
A long time from now
And in that moment I knew
These parts of me
Didn't have to be
Who I am
Fish BowlTrapped inside a glass bowlFish Bowl8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Forced to look out
Life swim by
No current reaches me
Inside my watery home
Can't break free
Forced to hide
Inside of me
And watch the world float past
Watching them play their songs
Watching her dance along
Feels just like the next
Watching her drift out there
While I'm stuck in here, longing for air
Or at least for her to tap the glass
And make me feel less alone
EnglandXReader Why Is Everything French?~Why is Everything French?~EnglandXReader Why Is Everything French?8 months ago in Humor More Like This
Slamming the new cookbook from Francis on the counter Arthur’s face lit to a bright red. Slipping the apron off over his head, he flung it across the room. Swearing up a blue streak that could even put a blush on a sailor’s face, you finally surfaced in the kitchen’s door. “That manky nancy is always insulting my…everything!”
Clearing your throat you dared to get the attention of the fuming blond that stormed around the kitchen. Finally stopping in front of the large French style windows, he crossed his arms, clearly ignoring you.
“French lilacs,” he muttered under his breath, narrowin
Zacharie x Reader-Wanna Buy Something?Oh no. He’s at it again. He’s going to hunt you down, and there will be no escape. All the people in this vicinity are about to be...creditless.Zacharie x Reader-Wanna Buy Something?2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“_______! Would you like to buy anything, amigo?~”
“No Zacharie, I don’t need anything.”
“Nothing? How about...playing cards?”
“A pair of sunglasses?”
“A baseball bat, gently used?”
You considered it for a moment (you could always hit him upside the head with it) but you heard The Batter’s enraged yell from across the room and decided against it.
“Ah, well. I suppose there’s nothing I could sell you...” He looked at you, his mask surely hiding disappointment.
“Oh, it’s alright. C’mon, don’t be sad, i’ll give you some.” You sat him on a bench next to you and pulled some credits out from your pocket. Grabbing his hand, you opened
Faceless Friendship (A Bonding Of Souls)Words read through a screenFaceless Friendship (A Bonding Of Souls)6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Almost making it seem
Like two hearts are connected
And I may never know what you look like
Or the way you smile
The way you laugh
Or the way you cry
I might never see the gleam in your eye
As you talk about all those things
You hold near
Your hopes, your dreams
That you hold dear
All I have is a note on a screen
A portal connecting souls through wires
Perhaps this is the most pure connection
I see who you are
Before what you look like
How you act
Who you pretend to be
And I can know
That the me you know
Really is the real me
His GoddessAsami was lying in a grassy field, enjoying the warmth the sun had blessed for the day. The day has been kind to her. She helped bring four children to the world – three girls and one boy – and everything has been calm and quiet.His Goddess2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A few feet behind her head, a sprinkle of gold dust floated down from the sky and slowly formed a humanoid shape and began to softly glow. “You look like you’ve had a good day.” A voice said from behind her. Asami opened her eyes to see a very muscular, handsome face looking down at her.
The Sun God, Iroh II – named after the previous Sun God – stood over the Goddess of Femininity and Beauty with a soft smile on his face. Asami always thought the God looked handsome in his attire. Iroh II wore a simple white cloth around his waist – about knee length – with a yellow band of cloth hanging down the middle of the white fabric. Topping off his simple look, Iroh II also wore two thick arm bands on each of his up
[Spain x Reader fluff] Anything For My Princess[Spain x Reader fluff] Anything For My Princess6 months ago in Romance More Like This
You are currently sitting on the couch, flipping through channels. Nothing good is ever on at around 3:00pm. Once in a great while maybe, but today is a big NOPE. Your boyfriend Antonio is working in the tomato fields right now, he should be coming in soon to take a small nap. If you didn’t have your dang period you would be out there helping him, but no you have to be in pain bleeding through an awkward place. You hated this time of month with a passion, you counted the days until it was over.
“Ahh, Hola (f/n)!” Antonio said as he walked in the door. “I missed you helping me.” You smile at him then go on Netflix. “Are you okay chika? You seem out of it.” He says as he sits next to you on the couch.
“I’m just fine.” You reply while looking for a new anime to watch.
“Hmm? No, I think not, but I know a way to make you feel better.”
“Antoni-” He starts to rub your inner thigh very slowly, making you blush.
sepulcheri am built of hand-me-downs;sepulcher1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
my mother's wooden clogs and
grandmother's faded wedding dress,
we cut the zucchini for dinner with my great uncle's rusted knives
that he used to gut the fish he caught,
and my brother hunts the alcoves of our attic
for a zoot suit.
i am adorned with hauntings.
Beauty In the Eyes of the BeholderDarling, please tell me,Beauty In the Eyes of the Beholder8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why do you always feel so alone and unloved?
How can everybody hate you
If not everyone has met you yet?
Have you ever stopped to think
Maybe everybody loves you
...But you just don't know it yet?
Germany x Reader: Solace_________ knew there was something wrong when he entered the house. She heard Ludwig close the front door and slip his shoes off with a heavy sigh. She propped herself on an elbow and looked toward the bedroom door, tempted to get up and go down the hallway to welcome her lover home, to find out what was wrong.Germany x Reader: Solace1 year ago in Romance More Like This
She had noticed it since this morning. When she served him breakfast, he didnt smile but thanked her and remained silent while they ate. Later, as he got ready to go to the meeting, he had an odd air about him. She watched him as he had slipped his jacket on and you could see a look in his icy, cerulean eyes. The blue seemed a deeper shade and the ice in them was more than just frosty or cold. Even when she kissed him good bye and wished him luck as he left, she didnt see the look disappear. When she thought about it, he seemed a lot like this yesterday too.
________ frowned, trying to think of what it could be. Usually when he was stressed with work he would go into
Happy Birthday (Denmark X Reader)Happy Birthday (Denmark X Reader)6 months ago in Romance More Like This
Mathias sat down at the park bench and started waiting for (Name) to arrive. She said she had wanted to do something with him for his birthday and told him to just wait for her here. He wondered what she had in mind for them to do but he guessed he would have to wait and see. Whatever she was planning, he could already guess that today was going to be great since it was a day that was going to be spent with (Name). He waited on the bench for a few minutes before he felt a familiar pair of hands covering his eyes from behind him. “Guess who?” he heard (Name)’s voice coming from behind him and a smile instantly formed on his face.
“Oh, I don’t know,” Mathias said. “The most beautiful woman in the world?” Mathias turned around on the bench and looked into (Name)’s eyes, embracing her and kissing her cheek. “So what are your plans for me today?”
(Name) took his hands in hers and smiled. “You’ll see. Just follow m
Russia x Reader: With a real man...Russia x Reader: With a real man...1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The world meeting was, as always, incredibly loud and somewhat annoying. Germany had given up hope in getting some sense to the people. Your (e/c) eyes wandered around the room and you couldn't help but feel slightly amused.
In what other meeting would there be a man making pasta, one is sleeping, two are fighting for God-knows-what reasons and everyone else were shouting to get their voice heard.
Though soon you noticed that you weren't the only one amused by this comical scene. Russia, also known as Ivan Braginski, had a small child-like smile on his face. He was completely relaxed, leaning back in his chair, watching as the chaos before him continued to expand.
He must have felt you eyes on him because soon he locked his gaze to you. His small smile widened to something quite creepy looking and you nervously smi
Mistaken Identity - Thug! Levi x Student! ReaderMistaken Identity - Thug! Levi x Student! Reader7 months ago in Romance More Like This
“Who are you?”
You have been asking yourself who your savior was and why did he or she save you? It has now been a few days since the incident.
‘Maybe it was a good Samaritan?’ you thought, ‘But why do I get the feeling I know that person?’
Your eyes widened. Going back to the memory of that night, you remembered that the figure had a manly grunt when he kicked Reiner in the stomach.
“So it is a guy…”
“What?” Diana said.
You looked over to your best friend and replied, “Huh?”
Diana shrugged, “You were talking about a guy in your sleep” She wiggled her eyebrows. “So who is this guy?”
“I wasn’t sleeping and I don’t know”
“What do you mean you don’t know?” She went closer to you and you checked the time on your phone. Time to go to Physics class. “Sorry Diana! Gotta go!”
“Oh no. You are not getting off that
I Hear America Singing...It's Out Of TuneI, too, have heard America singing,I Hear America Singing...It's Out Of Tune4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I have to say,
It’s not nearly as enjoyable as you make it out to be.
Hearing the country sing is worse than
Watching the first rounds of American idol
But you wouldn’t know anything about that,
Now would you?
The following is a list of complaints
I have of this country’s vocal ensemble:
The sound of carols
Is covered by the businessmen
Who falls flat every time they try
To pick themselves up again.
I’ve seen them drop dead
Like Trees in a forest –
And in case you’re wondering
No, they don’t make a sound.
I can still hear the strained notes
Of slaves when they grew this country out of the soil
Echoing from the past
And for you to not be able to hear it
Leads me to question your hearing ability.
I’ve heard soldiers sing anthems
To keep enemies awake as
A torturing mechanism
As they march towards the east.
I’ve seen teacher’s
Sing in a monotonous
Fashion to their students