Love -spits-I don't know why people fall in love; it's such a pointless thing,Love -spits-11 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
We're giving into to childish dreams and imagining,
The sad thing is in the end we all will fall for love's game,
Your good years were wasted away by love, now that's a crying shame.
Are you hungryAre you hungry12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
May I rent your ears for a certain amount of time?
I promise I'll pay a fee that hopefully comes quite near to
what they are worth
Or I can give you those tiny coupons you can exchange at your local store for a new birth.
Things work faster today.Except for me.
I still pretend to be a calm old sea waiting for victims.
Relicts.To explain my behaviour.Ship wretches like long abandonned domino stones stapled.
Children in the court draw arrows to your door
But I spend too much time watching the line itself and cant seem to focus on the direction anymore
And scratch marks in the wood remind me that maybe I should have
followed their calls
But when you leave my love
When you leave this place I'll softly touch your fragile skull
to see if the beauty of your mind
left any signs for me on its porcelain walls
I want life to be my teacher not some kind of weird try
to explain it but the source itself
I dont need any scientific heroes only wanting to help and
in the end you remain with a rope in y
For You...I met you in a dream onceFor You...6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We walked hand in hand
Along the gentle tide of the sea
As it caressed the soft warm sand
This was your dream
A place where you could be alone
But you welcomed me into your dream
As if it were my own
I heard you sing to me once
When my mind was in pain
Your voice soothed my aching muscles
And made me feel strong again
This was your song
One you could sing alone
But you shared with me the melody
As if it were my own
I saw your room once
Decorated in your own cute way
You showed me all your plushies
And made me smile all day
This was your home
Where you could be alone
But you welcomed me in
As if it were my own
And although it seems
That this is all a dream
I am glad for it
This joy I have is how a heart should feel
My heart dreams of you
My soul sings your praises
And the door to my house is open
This is my life
For too long I have been alone
But I offer to share it all with you
As if it were your own
YouYou just needed a shoulder to cry uponYou8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You needed a release for your anger
People couldnt see your beauty
Through their insolent clouded eyes
And I wish I wouldve noticed you earlier
Because you were so full of life
Burning golden in the pitch black night
That ate the hearts of so many
Dripping pitch red blood on the ground
You were a pillar of strength
You withstood the earthquakes as they shook you
Stood firm as the wind battered you
And now you may be gone
You laughed when you felt like crying
You grinned at them when you felt like screaming
And they couldnt see your worth
Through their liers eyes
And I wish I wouldve let you know
Because you were ready to love
Even when the shadows of hate threatend you
And tried to tear you down
In the frozen silver night you stayed alive
No matter what it took you stayed strong
You were a rock of salvation
You stood your ground when others ran
Held fast to your heart when everything was on the line
And now it may be too la
I Miss YouIts good to act indifferent because its so much better than crying. When you try to swallow your emotions; the tears swelling up. I dont even know why I cry, just know that I do, and it feels so good. It feels even better when Im with you and I cry into you, because I know you take all of that bundled sorrow and envelop me in your arms, and your shoulders are so much stronger than mine. I dont think youll ever understand just how I feel, how this feels, the messages of what I try to tell you. Really, what does it matter who says what in the end?I Miss You8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you ever miss me as much as I miss you?
I miss you so much sometimes I stop breathing, because I might miss air more than I miss you for a second.
I miss you so much I could scream, and it hurts. I feel so alone.
I miss you.
I miss you so badly I curl up and cry, I miss you more than the fish wanted water, more than the bird wanted to fly. You ARE my wings, my water, my air, my everything.
Remember that ni
What is Art?Copyright infringment, violation, thievery, modification, edited, photomanipulation, artistic license, creative commons, commercial use and modification, mine vs. theirs, permission, denial, reproduction, fair use, notification, protected, lawsuit, statement, complaining party, penalty, deletion, perjury, liabilityWhat is Art?7 years ago in Editorial More Like This
What is art?
In 1917, there was an artist by the name of Marcel Duchamp who bought (or made, no one knows) a urinal and with it he wrote his signature on the side. He named it Fountain and he called it Art. In 1964, another artist repeated this by going to the plummers shop and bought another urinal and then brought it to the gallery in which his next show would be held. He placed the urinal on it's side, writing only his signature on the bowl, and then proceeded to give it the same name of Fountain, and also call it Art.
What is art? is a question that has been challenged without recomp
ContactWanted alien friends,Contact8 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
got pregnant instead.
Do you love meDo you love me7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Do you love Beauty dont love me,
beacuse all in the world are more beautiful than me.
Do you love Money dont love me,
becuse all in the world are richer than me.
But do you love true love,
then love me becuse now one in the world love you more than me.
All About YouThinking about you always makes me smile.All About You8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I think about you, in happiness or sorrow,
You are always the one to brighten my day,
To a nearly impossible glow, it shines though my skin.
Talking to you always makes me happy.
When I talk to you, you always find a way to make me laugh and smile,
Even if you didnt do it on purpose, you make me so damn happy.
Chatting with you always lets me say things clearer to you.
When I chat with you, the things I want to say to you are clearer in my mind,
Your voice not there to could it over, yet the feeling of telling you this way,
Isnt as great as it would be if I said it to your voice and face.
I have so many things I want to let you know,
But its so hard to say them,
Its not that I dont care or mean them,
But that I care so much and mean them so much,
That they get stuck in my throat,
And I cant find all the words to put my feelings into,
But Id do the best I can for you, to show you, to tell you,
How much I
The Pact Between Humans and PigeonsFor years I was led to believe we humans had a pact, most probably a silent and unwritten one, with pigeons whose terms were that we appoint eccentric and mostly old people to feed them at various locations throughout our cities and other settlements, and in return they were to fly away off our roads when we drove our cars towards them down said roads.The Pact Between Humans and Pigeons2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This morning, less than an hour ago, while I drove my car down the road, a pigeon stood still and did not fly away. I had to stop my car and risk having an accident. Luckily there were no cars behind me and I arrived at my destination safely.
I believe this to be a direct violation of the pact. I expect that our representatives deal with this issue and warn the pigeon communities and their possible leaders throughout the world not to repeat this clear and grave violation.
We all - humans and animals - must respect the pacts, including the unwritten ones, if we are to live in peace with each other.
Have a good week, humans and animals ali
Active and Passive VoiceActive and Passive Voice11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Active voice occurs when the subject or agent in the sentence performs the action, often towards an object. For example, let's look at the following sentence written in active voice:
Katie spilled the milk.
In this sentence, Katie is the subject, and she performs the action (spilling) on the direct object (the milk.) The most obvious way to spot active voice is through the use of active verbs, which are simply verbs that express actions. In most cases, the sentence will take on the simple form of the tense it's in, whether past, present, or future.
In passive voice, the object being acted upon is emphasized over the agent. A passive version of the previous sentence would look like this:
The milk was spilled by Katie.
In this sentence, our object (the milk) appears before the action (was spilled) and the agent (Katie.) You will also notice that this sentence is in the progressive fo
Common Errors: Then and ThanWhile most writers have little or no trouble distinguishing the two similar words then and than, there are some that frequently confuse them. That is, then is often or always used by some in place of than.Common Errors: Then and Than7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Then is the adverb that describes a point in time. You might use it to refer to a time already mentioned, in the same way as one might use a pronoun in place of a name.
Andrew went to university in 1996. He was eighteen then.
Whilst this is not a very interesting sentence, and would need touching up if it were to be used in fiction, it serves its purpose for this guide.
You might also use then to mean after that.
We had dinner, and then we went to see a film.
There are a few other uses for the word then, as most good dictionaries will attest, and most people know what these are. This being the case, I shant go into any more detail on
85Five children, seventeen grandchildren. Still alone.858 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Showing, Part OneShowing, Part One11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
If you've ever taken a class in creative writing, you've no doubt heard the teacher repeat the phrase, "Show, don't tell" over and over again. While there are few hardest rules in creative writing, this persistent little mantra might be the ultimate. Teachers and writers who write about writing spout it out all the time, but what does it mean anyway? After, isn't all writing really "telling" on some level?
It's best to view "showing" not as a single technique, but a summation of the most effective writing techniques. If we know anything about poetry, it's that the best poetry usually conjures specific and concrete images. Beyond language itself, images are the meat and bones of poetry. So goes most of prose as well. The prose writer has the added duty of creating situations and characters that seem real and believable.
Showing invites the reader into the world of out poem and story. If the reader can see, smell, taste, and feel the world through our writing, the reader is more
Story Structure: Plot PointsStory Structure: Plot Points1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
A story without structure is like a body without bones: it’s messy and won’t get very far. Structure gives both you and your readers a clear sense of direction and purpose. If you check around for story structure outlines, many of them will based on Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet. It is a basic plot structure, typically used in screenwriting. However, it can really apply to any media form because it follows a basic three act structure. This one is somewhat based on Snyder’s outline as well. Note that all of the elements of this outline are not completely set in stone, but this is a good structure for sequence of events. Sometimes it's hard to analyze exactly where every point of a story falls into the beat sheet, but you'll get the idea. The three most basic ingredients you need before you can fill out the details of this structure are: a protagonist, a goal
Always She WeptAlways she wept; today she whistles.Always She Wept1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Found WishesA man wished upon a star,Found Wishes7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Begging wonders from above,
Hoping endless truthful love,
Fascinating soft emotion,
Ever gentle, pure devotion,
That would fill his wanting heart,
For he wished upon a star,
Begging wonders from above
A man wished upon the sea,
Wanting only some affection,
That will sway him to salvation,
In the arms of one who care,
And forever moments share,
If the world could only see,
That he wished upon the sea,
Wanting only some affection
A man wished upon full moon,
For eternal adoration,
For an angel of perfection,
That would cast away his fears,
That would softly clear the tears,
And would come and kiss him soon,
Since he wished upon full moon,
For eternal adoration
A man wished upon a flower,
For the woman of his dreams,
For the kind that gently sings,
For the one that he could hold,
And together they would mold,
Flawless love of endless power,
And as he wished upon the flower,
He saw the woman of his dreams
11 Awesome Websites for Writers11 Awesome Websites for Writers11 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Other writers I follow are constantly posting articles from this site, and for good reason! You don't have to be a teen to take advantage of their extensive writers-education articles on topics like character background, getting published, how to get good inspiration, developing ideas, writing prompts, and much more! They’ve also got a great Pinterest account and a Facebook group with a fun and helpful community.
If you’ve been in the online writing community long, chances
The Art of Refining ProseThe Art of Refining Prose7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The Art of Refining Prose
Many writers dread the editing process. Not only does it delay the showcase of prose, it can seem a tedious and painstaking task. Often, editing is more time-consuming than the initial writing and consequently, it is either ignored altogether or briefly indulged. This is a great shame. Sincere editing not only proves a pleasurable experience but invaluable to prose, as this is a wonderful opportunity to buff, polish and tighten the impact of one's writing.
Some might argue that editing is not only unnecessary, but detrimental to the raw concept of ones inspiration. The answer to this is simple: select a prose that hasnt been edited and compare against one that has. Its soon evident that a well-edited piece is not only easier to read, but communicates the authors ideas with greater clarity. Few Bestsellers hit the shelves having skipped the editing office. And unless the author has behind them years upon years of writi
This RoadThis Road7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A path leaves me a decision,
Where right and wrong are my choices.
And from both roads I hear these voices.
Conversations in the distance, they begin to appear.
Friends and family, I too can hear.
Between this fork,
I begin my journey.
Eyes closed, fatigue is upon me.
Rest now, what is it that I see.
Leaves scatter and bluebirds chirp.
Squirrels chatter as winds blow.
Butterflies flutter while clouds float by.
Light gone, turning black.
Standing up, looking back,
Troubles I fear and courage I lack.
The road revealing itself to be,
A path with plenty of pleasure but,
With pleasure comes waves of misery.
Emotions all over, flooding me.
Panic flows, like water into sea.
Heart racing towards the end.
Consequences I make that I reprehend.
But wiser I am from this path I take.
Night gone as morning breaks.
And I walk, because now I see.
The beauty that is all around me.
Giving Prose Visual AppealAnyone who's spent any time reading text on a computer screen can tell you that things such as font, spacing, formatting, and size all play a role in how well a text is received. Often times people make comments that disregard the importance of formatting a text. What these people fail to realize is that many people find it difficult to read certain things, not because they're lazy, old, or uncool, but because they have vision problems that prevent them from digesting entire blocks of text with no clear paragraph breaks or focusing on more than a line or two of bold/italic writing. In fact, even people with 20/20 vision have a difficult time maintaining focus if text is improperly formatted. That's why we have proper formatting guidelines to begin with! With that in mind, WordCount is offering this quick guide to making your prose more appealing to the general public.Giving Prose Visual Appeal8 years ago in Editorial More Like This
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