I Nearly Hit a Girl TodayI nearly hit a girl today.I Nearly Hit a Girl Today10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She was tall, thin, running out onto the road with her long dark hair streaming, caught up in wild flights as if her entire form was nothing but a phantom on the wind. I braked instantly, swerving to just miss her and she turned her intense grey eyes to me. She gave me a look unlike any I'd seen before. Somehow it said 'Thank you,' and 'How dare you?' all at the same time. After a long moment she smiled and I knew that I couldn't help but smile back.
I nearly hit a girl today.
The paintball range only opened days ago, just a few blocks over from her house. She insisted on going for our six month anniversary; 'Something different," She said. She weaved and ducked so skillfully that only the tiniest smudge of green marred her cheek as we retired to a bench and, although she denies it, I think that was only from kissing me.
I nearly hit a girl today.
The shoe went flying inches from her head and she watched it distantly. "Sorry," I shouted behind me but my tall
Remembering Nine ElevenRemembering Nine Eleven9 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
9-11, five years later
I know that a lot of people are doing artwork and writing journals in remembrance to what happened on September the Eleventh, two thousand and one, and I may not have been anywhere near any of the Attack sites or lost anyone I knew personally in the Terrorist attacks. In fact, only one person I knew at the time lost their brother in the attack – he was walking on the street when the first plane hit and was killed by debree.
However, my experience of the day is seen as "Creepy" by many who hear the story, and many people in my High School can vouch for some of the weird events that happened there around me as the Towers Burned.
It all started the night before. I went to bed early because I started feeling ill… Not sick, but I had a heavy feeling on my heart and felt emotionally drained. It was my "Bad Vibe" feeling, a feeling I get before something bad happens, usually to someone I know. The feeling is that of heartache. Sometimes, it's just because something bad
Rip You ApartRip You Apart12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I will rip you apart
I'll pull out all your pain
I'll cut out your heart
And I'll do it again
'cause I love to watch you
Hurt and cry
Can I kill you eight times
Before you finally die?
'Cause you remind me
Of a worm
While you squirm
Not so beautiful
Like a butterfly
Who when killed once
Will fall and die
But you stay here
Through all the pain
You were happy
Before I came
I will rip you apart from the inside out
I will take all of your pride
I will lie to you to get your trust
And I'll slowly eat you alive
I'll drive you past insane
I'll make you go mad
And I'll cut your weak wrists
like you should have
I'll hit that vein
with this knife
I'll kill your brain
And I'll end your life
I'll rip you apart
I'll pull out all your pain
I'll cut out your heart
And I'll do it again
'cause you deserve this
More than me
After all, this is
Who you used to be
The SicknessThe Sickness11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There is a sickness, a fatal disease
an illness inside that nobody sees
bit by bit, it eats away at your heart
completely tearing you apart
you'll know when it's about to begin
you'll feel like your chest is caving in
it never sleeps, it never dies
it feeds off fragile and innocent lives
you can try your very best
but know that it will never rest
it makes you weak, it makes you sad
it makes you cut, it drives you mad
you'll never escape it, you'll never be free
and I know for a fact cuz the sickness killed me
the politics of mass murderTen years have passed. I am fortunate not to have lost anyone I knew well, but many did, and I suspect that a fair number of those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001 have not gotten over it and never will. It is often said that time heals all wounds, but I do not believe this. With time, people forget their more minor problems, but there are some things one remembers as long as one lives (barring a disease like Alzheimer's). This is especially true when the effects of the bad event persist. For instance, one does not get one's loved ones back.the politics of mass murder4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
This should be a day of remembrance, but in reality, it never has been and never will be just that. Almost immediately, people in power began to exploit this tragedy for their own goals, including promoting endless war and shredding the Bill of Rights. Far more innocent people have died because of the US response to 9/11 than died on that day. Although bin Laden is dead, the Taliban no longer officially runs Afghanistan and Al Qaeda's infr
With Broken ArmorWith Broken Armor10 years ago in Ballad More Like This
sigh... I remember her.
There was autumn in her hair
Summer's fancy lit her eyes
Light of Spring bestowed her touch
With the radix of her voice entwined
But there was winter in her heart
Across the room I felt
An icy hand of cards she dealt
I did not know her name
She didn't care for mine
I didn't need to drink
The Angel vs. the DemonThe Angel vs. the Demon11 years ago in Typographical More Like This
There are those that fight amongst each other as i sleep.
Across my mind a battlefield as deep
as hollow hell beneath.
The angel and the demon toss and slash and turn about,
the combat everlasting,
as they cry shout.
Every glancing strike releases flash and flash again,
each one bringing me closer to my end.
Within my soul a gothic hall,
lined with pillars and the jagged walls.
The great foundations shake,
atop the roof i hear...
the fabric of my deep subconscious raked.
The angel, with his saddened face,
stood tall and resolute,
with his gold and silvered mace
Glowing like a moon,
he stood against the sky,
chained up like a slave,
he prayed his end be nigh.
From nowhere he had come,
his god that he did serve had never paid his promised sum.
Never had the soldier heard the word that moved his will,
Never had the mighty pawn the conscience blessed
Up above him came the fallen one,
not yet sundered or undone.
Highest of the ranks from burnin
- D E M O N S -- D E M O N S -11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you already know that you're never going to mend
you should already know how this is going to end
keep your demons close, they're your only friends
the others are your enemies, stop trying to make amends
who was there from the very start,
to watch you break, to see you fall apart?
who is there everywhere you go?
the only ones you truely know
who was there when they put you down?
the only ones who have ever been around
who was there to guide you to that vein,
to relieve you of your worries, to release you of your pain?
who is there when the pain is deep?
who is there when you cry yourself to sleep?
nobody ever cared
no one else will ever be there
your demons, your sickness, it's you, and all you've got
from beginning to end, until the day you rot
The Value of a SecondThe Value of a SecondThe Value of a Second9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The Hyperectus malmadonus has a life span of 23 seconds.
What? Charlie turned to Eve. She was sitting across the rickety table from him, sipping her coffee slowly. He had been looking out the window, watching the endless stream of people walking by.
The malmadonus, a single-celled animal living in the intestines of the swamp cows of Zavijava IV. They are born, reproduce, and are eaten by their offspring, all within 23 seconds. Eve wound her finger around a long strand of her black hair.
Oh, Charlie replied, his attention already drifting back to the passersby again. All of them were different. Some short. Some tall. Black, white, brown. But they all seemed to merge together. Neo-metal punk hippies with staples in their eyelids somehow blended in with the goofy college kids donning white baseball
Lenin Psychology EssayLenin Psychology Essay11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The Soviet Union has always been seen as the enemy of democracy. This was of course to those who misunderstood the true motives behind the introduction of Communism. Western Governments would have liked everyone to believe that the USSR was the enemy of the free world, when in actual fact; their primary concern lay with the Capitalism that they held so dear. Capitalism allowed democratic governments to have power over their own people by controlling resources and most importantly, money. The people with the most money were the "rich", the upper class, those with assets, experiencing a good standard of life. The "poor" were the lower class, the working class, blue collar workers who worked at steel-works and brought home little money. The democratic governments of the world, and even the monarchist governments, tried to preserve this way of life by oppressing the working class. For 65 years these Western governments were unsuccessful in breaking down the most successful Communist Govern
I Tried...I Tried...11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I tried to stop the madness,
Kill the pain, and the hate
I tried to beat the sickness,
Tried to challenge my fate
I tried to forget,
Tried to be myself
I tried to be normal,
Like everyone else
I tried to be strong,
And wished for a happy ending
I tried to belong,
Tried to live my life pretending
I tried to stop the voices
Inside of my head
I tried to force myself
Into the places I dred
I tried to listen
To the things you said
But when I looked inside myself,
All I could find was already dead...
I Too Have Seen The Greatest..I Too Have Seen the Greatest Minds of My Generation by L. Andrew R. (February 2004)I Too Have Seen The Greatest..11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Allen Ginsberg once said, "I saw the best minds of my generation…"
He spoke of the ravages of his generation in the 50s.
But in this year, in this day,
In my contemporaries,
I too have seen the greatest minds of my generation.
I too have seen the greatest minds of my generation,
Dashed against the rocks that we refer to as the "teen years".
I have seen them fall into the darkness from the light that they were raised to embrace.
I have seen my generation crumble under the weight of these years.
The greatest years of one's life become a vicious cycle of drugs, alcoholism, sex, and violence before these great minds know the power of addiction, the pain of the bottle, what it is to love, and the meaning behind violence.
I too have seen the greatest minds of my generation.
I have seen the degradation of friendship from someone that one can trust unconditionally into comrades of circumstance and meaningless b
Conservative DictionaryConservative Dictionary6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
As A Mother...
Phrase to be employed to give weight to any political argument (e.g. as a mother, I think we should teach those Iraqis a lesson).
(see Free Market)
A selfless act of generosity towards someone worse off than myself which I should be heartily congratulated upon. Not to be confused with a serious political solution to the cause (see Communist).
The accidental slaughter of people who you were meant to be liberating. Dont worry, they know its for the greater good and wont happen again.
Anyone who wants life to be better for people poorer than I am (synonyms- Liberal, Socialist, Democrat (US),).
Unnatural protection that doesnt work.
The most free system of government, in which nations can choose any leader they like from the two almost identical ones whove made enou
Regen um 22.00UhrGraue Gesichter im Regen,Regen um 22.00Uhr7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
die Dunkelheit bedrückt.
Menschen, wie auf Stegen,
eilen wie gebückt.
Nasse Schritte auf glänzenden Straßen,
Lichter, die in der Dunkelheit rasen,
Augenblicke in kürzeren Phasen-
und alles steht wie still...
Feuchtes Haar im Funkeln der Nacht,
Jede Träne des Himmels macht,
dass wir im Regen stehn'.
Klamme Kälte an allen Ecken,
Winde, die sich im Dunkel verstecken,
graue Gestalten hinter den Hecken-
und alles scheint so unendlich...
Und wir zwei stehen mittendrin,
in der Unendlichkeit des Regens.
Wo sollen wir mit unsern Fehlern hin?
Das Warten war vergebens..
22.00 Uhr, die Zeit rennt davon,
die Uhr, sie tickt -was bringt es schon?
In unseren Ohren der grausame Ton
des ewig dauernden Regens...
MY INFECTED ANGELMY INFECTED ANGEL11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
MY INFECTED ANGEL
Screaming, dreaming of her past
choosing, losing, falling fast
waking, shaking, she cannot sleep
hiding from the things that creep
crying, lying in her bed
spinning, all she sees is red
breaking, faking smiles all day
nobody knows she feels this way
fighting, writing down her thoughts
her pen and paper is all she's got
feeling, peeling away her skin
my infected angel, my perfect sin
Robin Williams - 10 Quotes1. George Bush - His reign of Error is over.Robin Williams - 10 Quotes6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
2. Sarah Palin - Did Reagan and Posh Spice have a kid I don't know about?
3. John McCain - By the 3rd debate, he was like that uncle that's trying a new drug and hasn't got the dosage right.
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger - He's a moderate Republican, which is like a Volvo with a gun rack, you don't see a lot of them!
5. Jack Nicholson - He'd be a great president, no drug scandals, he's the only guy to whom Keith Richards would go "I have to go home now, Jack."
6. George Bush - He could do stand-up comedy, he's got 8 years of amazing material!
7. 2008 Debates - After 8 years of Bush people were debating in full sentences and I went 'Thank you god!"
8. 2008 Election - America is finally out of Rehab!
9. George Bush - He's a gift to comedy, a comedy pinata, im gonna miss him!
10. George Bush - What's he gonna do now that's he's left office? Now, he CANNOT go on a speaking tour, that's a given!
ExcuseIt all started with an innocent, insignificant three-letter acronym. Sunday night, I was curled up in my room on the fourth floor, reading the book we'd been assigned for English class, when I heard the familiar musical beep of my messenger system. Normally, I don't bother checking. I figure that if someone doesn't care enough to take heed of my away sign, then they and their message can just sit and rot. Sunday night however, my mother still hadn't returned from work, and I thought that perhaps she'd attempted to contact me via the internet, rather than weave her way through the tangled web that is her office's phone system. I mean "Press 7 to call the local priest"? Exactly what kind of lawyer do they think she is?Excuse11 years ago in Humor More Like This
But I digress. Having been summoned by the computer's enchanting tones, I stumbled down the two flights of stairs, earning myself a bruised toe as a reward for my haste, and dashed to the computer. I saw on the screen, not my mother's cheerful reminder to brush my teeth, a
Die Wahrheit im SpiegelbildHalte deine Hand über mir,Die Wahrheit im Spiegelbild7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wenn ich Hilfe brauche-
aber erdrücke mich nicht!
Streiche über meine Haut
wenn ich Zärtlichkeit suche-
aber kratze mich nicht!
Begleite mich auf meinem Weg
wenn ich einsam bin-
aber verfolge mich nicht!
Schenke mir ein Lächeln
wenn ich froh sein will-
aber lache mich nicht aus!
Und manchmal schaue ich in den Spiegel
und erkenne mich in dir.
Dann lächelt mir
dein Spiegelbild zu
und die Wahrheit
Where The Fuck Were You?Where The Fuck Were You?11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I told you not to hurt me
And you swore that you would never
You said you'd never leave me
And now you're gone forever
You had me fooled,
Thought you were here to stay
You gave me everything,
Then you took it away
You said that you were just like me
But you don't know who the fuck I am
You don't know anything about me
Because you couldn't ever give a damn
You hurt me constantly
You don't care for me
You weren't there for me
Like you said you'd be
When I needed a friend
And didn't know what to do
When I needed your help,
Where the fuck were you?
You said you'd always be here,
You swore you'd never break my heart
But tell me, where the fuck were you
When my world fell apart?
You never knew
what you meant to me
But you ruined everything
Now you'll never see
You don't know
What I've been through
You never wanted to
And I stood by you,
Through all your shit
But when I had my problems,
You just fucking quit
You forgot about me,
Like we never were
And you left me here,
To be with
xcutiexprincessx69I waited a half an hour to see if you'd get onlinexcutiexprincessx699 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and now that you are I'm waiting 5 minutes
to greet you so I don't seem clingy or desperate.
Then you ask about my day followed by a sideways smiley face
And I make up something about a 2 mile walk-
when in reality all I did was watch back to back episodes
of Star Trek: Deep Space 9.
Then I sit back and wait because you seem to be typing an awful lot,
but in 5 minutes when I receive the message it's just the letters "L O L"
A secret code that means you have nothing interesting to say,
and neither do I but comfortable silence doesn't exist on the Internet.
So I ask you "whats up?"
and fade away into a thought bubble
where your eyes are deep brown-
like a puddle on the playground.
Your blonde curls sway in the wind of an oscillating fan-
like you were going down a slide,
And your typing fingers draw scenes
with white sidewalk chalk
of squirrels crawling up pine trees
while rain spews down on a triangle house
Came The AngelsCame The Angels12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Came the angels of tainted perfection
To line our hearts with ammunition
Adorned with twisted dreams of peace
To quell the fire of rapt ambition
Came the angels of newborn damnation
Fresh from the womb of brutal demise
Appeased with misfortune and vengeful souls
To gnaw our skin and gauge our eyes
And still, and still, the fires raged,
As victims fell to pre-dug graves.
Exiled creatures fresh from hell
Wished our shattered bodies well
And still, the roses failed to bloom
Crown with thorns, my blood consumed
Ebony blood runs cold as ice
Let loose with heartfelt sacrifice…
Scar Me, Scarling.Scar Me, Scarling.12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweet Heart Dealer, you come to me in my dreams
Smoke fills the room
My soul tears at the seams
Plexiglass shatters and broken hearts fall
In the wonder of it all
The hearts are now clear, the flowers are grey
Starlight's in the sky
The wolves are at bay
But the blood has been spilt and we've already died
In a world filled with truth, why did we lie?
In the PhilippinesIn the Philippines8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It was a long time ago;
A past that I barely remember.
A moment in time
That I wish that I could repeat.
I was skinny,
That lasted almost forever.
My family - Ill never forget them.
Their faces - Remain in my mind and heart.
It was a time of innocence,
I dont remember much else.
Just the smell,
After a rain,
During the monsoon season.
Just the taste
Of crackling skin,
Of a pig
Slaughtered for my birthday.
When I smiled,
When joy filled my entire being.
This was a different world.
Different from California,
Different from Canada,
Different from England.
A moment in my life
That shaped who I am today
Silent Wandering +Silent Wandering +8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I sit in the evenings aching
for the gentle ease of our becoming,
knowing time will not always hinder us.
Your absence brings memories of when
we tread softly among snow-capped trees.
The silence didnt seem so hollow then.
I let myself be driven forward,
looking back, I see you there.
My fear drove me apart from you.
Knowing not, how you will answer
my pace slows, to ask your forgiveness;
'Walk with me friend, along the way?