ExhumePale sunlightExhume5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
peeks through the cotton tongue
of a ghost,
as random as raindrops
on dusty pavement.
A needle dances
on grooved vinyl
in voices long since faded
recalled only in the hollow chamber
of a mind
devoid of dreams.
Swaying on sunset hills,
caught in the wind,
through phantom fabric,
no more real
than the collapsing shape
of a fantasy,
trapped within the marble.
erased by the rising tide,
through shrinking space
falling through emptiness,
stones on water,
Where the Heart Lies: Chapter 1Where the Heart Lies: Chapter 18 months ago in Romance More Like This
I was no longer accepted at Laketown after the defeat of Sauron, Laketown had finally restored its wealth. An agreement was made for me to be given to the King of Mirkwood, Thranduil, as a gift. The people of Laketown found it a good and easy way to get rid of me for I was not their kind but an elf. I was left in Laketown as a baby by my parents, they died in a war soon after. They didn't want to give me up...but they had no choice.
I was taken by boat to the spot where bargemen would collect empty wine barrels from Mirkwood, Laketown traded barrels of wine for peace. Reaching the shore I see two elves with bows and arrows. "Get out." the man in the boat said. One of the elves helped me out of the boat, no sooner did my foot reach the ground, the boatman was
The rain beggarWhen you won't be here,The rain beggar3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll want it to rain.
The smoke will disappear,
The wind will put a strain,
The grass will be soft enough,
To lie on it wont be tough,
Now that i'm pierced by the grain.
But there's no cloud up here.
The smoky wind doesn't have a care,
Here are the fiery days of Aine...
When you won't be here,
My urges the cloud wont hear,
I'll want it,i'll beg it to rain...
I'll want it,but i'll want it in vain.
only skeletons wear gas masks.vii.only skeletons wear gas masks.3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
God should have made a how-to manual;
because the broken don't know how to breathe
when there's no air left
to help keep a dying love alive.
It's ThereFeel it.It's There3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hiding behind a door.
A door held closed,
But longing to be opened.
Locked in chains,
But needing freedom.
All around you.
The noise, never ending,
But desiring the silence.
At the edge.
But wanting the shore…
Where the Heart Lies: Chapter 4Where the Heart Lies: Chapter 47 months ago in Romance More Like This
Lafen showed me around and introduced me to some other servants. "You will be serving the King and Prince," Lafen says as we walk down a corridor, "tidying their chambers and cleaning up after them." she stops and puts a hand on my shoulder. "This is the Kings' study," she said pointing to a door, "and those are his chambers." she points to a door opposite the first, "down there are the Princes' chambers..." she paused making sure I was paying attention, "No matter what...do not enter them without knocking." the tone in her voice told me that consequences would follow if I entered without knocking. After she finished showing me around she brought me to a room, "These are your living quarters."
To My ReadersMy heart bleeds onto the pageTo My Readers3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
but so does my tears
-pattering softly down-
and they distort the images.
The Human RaceWe are a species,The Human Race3 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
interlocked and intertwined;
so why do we make our survival
a race of humankind?
We are human; both man and beast,
yet we are known for our rage
and our depravity, known for locking
up "kind" in a cage.
We are a legacy, the evolutionary
history book that spells our lies
far better than we do. Why let our
winners erase past losing cries?
We are horrible, ruthless things;
a true mockery of living
as we wage war for the simple
act of giving.
Daily Poem #7 - Liquefied darknessLiquefied darknessDaily Poem #7 - Liquefied darkness4 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
It fuels our days, fuels our nights
Heart comes to a stop
Writer's BlockHand to paperWriter's Block4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
she begun to write,
the drastic ideas tried to take flight.
But They tumbled and fell,
withered and blurred
till they were brought to nothing
but a word.
the artistwatercolor stains mythe artist2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
bleeding a diluted
spectrum of hope
I strain for inspiration
and impossible explanations
Brokenly BeautifulHow many times am I going to play this part?Brokenly Beautiful3 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
How many times are you going to take this heart?
I know my lines well,
Can you even tell?
I was drawn in by that smile,
I should have known you’d make me walk a mile,
Now I’m hurt and broken,
And you’ve taken my heart as a token,
Words of I love you,
But you wouldn’t see this through,
I was just a time waster,
And you were a faker.
I can see behind the lies,
But you’re too wise,
You keep me tied down,
Why do you even want me around?
Your love is suffocating,
I can tell you’re dying,
Maybe that’s why I let you hold on,
So when you wake I won’t be gone,
I’ll be right here,
You know I won’t disappear,
I could leave if I wanted to,
But I’m in love with you,
I’ll recite these lines,
Entangled in your vines,
Your perfect doll,
So you can walk tall,
How many times am I going to play this part?
How many times are you going to take this heart?
I know my lines well,
Can you even t
20 Writing Prompts20 Writing Prompts20 Writing Prompts7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This shouldnt hurt. She said quietly, soulless eyes downcast.
An empty street, once filled with colour and life, was far more desolate than one that had always been barren.
My shadow crept across the wall as I waited; the clocks ticking dragging me through each long second with hope for the next.
Id read between the lines, but it didnt mean I liked what Id found.
He dropped his head, the fatigue of days finally seeping into his abused muscles; the last of his strength finally gone.
Look, hed said softly, pointing at the night sky and the only light that littered the velvet night; the stars. My eyes shot back to him quizzically, the unspoken question on my lips. He laughed as he always did, eyes creasing in his merriment. When youve finished counting all the stars in the sky, he said, voice dropping to a whisper, thats when Ill come home to you.
You could see h
Where the Heart Lies: Chapter 9Where the Heart Lies: Chapter 95 months ago in Romance More Like This
The next day was busy as guards prepared to help Legolas take care of the orcs that tested the borders.
“I want you to go to Gondor as well, seeing an old friend will do you good.” Thranduil says to Legolas outside of the gates. “Yes ada.” He replies, looking over Thranduils’ shoulder he sees me walking with Lafen, I could feel his eyes on me without having to look in his direction. “May the Valar protect you.” Thranduil says as Legolas mounts a horse. With that, Legolas rode off into the forest and out of sight.
“I can continue teaching you.” Lafen offers as we walk into the kitchen. “Only if you have the time for it Lafen.” I reply smiling at her. “We never have time.” She says smiling. “But thank you for the offe
Hang myselfTonight,Hang myself3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The wind is howling
My chest is panting
and the dogs are restless
and I stare, mosquito stains on the wall
I'm just floating in this bed
Drained and full of wrinkles
and needles in the palms
I want to grab myself, take it off,
Hang it from the shoulders
Put it somewhere dry and clean
Tell me to rest for the night
Let the wrinkles loose
let the sweat of the day dry
and this heart have a shut-eye
JMTI spent ten dollars, fifteen cents,JMT2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and four months of my life on you.
Mine Alone: Chapter 2Mine Alone: Chapter 25 months ago in Romance More Like This
Coming into the vault we see the guards and three Frost Giants dead. “The Jotuns must pay for what they've done!” Thor exclaimed. “They have paid. With their lives. To destroy it at its work, casket is safe and all is well.” Odin says. “All is well? They broke into the weapons vault! If the Frost Giants have stolen even one of these relics...” Thor started but Odin cut him off, “They didn't!” he shouted. “Well I want to know why?” Thor said, Loki and I stood silent. “I have a truce with Laufey, King of the Jotun.” Odin continues. “He just broke your truce! They know you are vulnerable.” Thor retorted.
Turning around Odin looked at Thor, “What action would you take?” he asks. “March into Jotunheim as you once did. Teach them a lesson. Break their spirits so they'll never dare to cro
DL's 100 Crayola Colors List1. AlmondDL's 100 Crayola Colors List5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2. Antique Brass
8. Blizzard Blue
9. Blue Bell
10. Blue Gray
11. Blue Violet
13. Brick Red
14. Burnt Orange
15. Burnt Sienna
17. Caribbean Green
18. Carnation Pink
24. Cotton Candy
27. Desert Sand
29. Electric Lime
31. Forest Green
34. Granny Smith Apple
38. Jazzberry Jam
39. Jungle Green
41. Lemon Yellow
42. Macaroni and Cheese
44. Magic Mint
50. Midnight Blue
51. Mountain Meadow
53. Navy Blue
54. Olive Green
56. Outer Space
57. Pacific Blue
60. Pink Flamingo
62. Purple Heart
63. Raw Sienna
64. Raw Umber
65. Robin's Egg Blue
66. Royal Purple
69. Sea Green
The PuzzleOne last cryptic lineThe Puzzle4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
to an ancient chant
to summon the divine
for a wish to grant.
The forest it shifted
the darkness it bent
two yellow eyes drifted
a great feline was sent.
Lucinda the Seer
her beauty divine
her soul piercing gaze
her blue bindi shine.
"The call, it was heeded.
The message received.
What truth here is needed?"
she purred while she breathed.
Her great furry mass
it twitched and it quivered
I stifled my sass
and then I delivered:
"This crossword is evil!
It has me perplexed!
Please help me with 10 down:
'A hip muscle flexed'"
She stared for a moment
her eyes became slits
A maniacal torrent
of rages and fits.
Her blue gem grew larger
and burst with a spray
I leaped behind shelter
and desperately prayed.
The commotion was settled
her eyes appeared first
she sat on a pile
of trees that had burst.
"A hip flexing muscle,
oh yes, of course.
'Psoas' is the answer."
her voice slightly hoarse.
Her gift given she turned
and escaped into nig
Broken Rainbow."Describe your childhood in one word."Broken Rainbow.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Your childhood was pink?"
"No, the ending was."
"You're not making any sense. I thought you hated pink."
"Than why describe your childhood as pink?"
"I didn't always."
I didn't always know. There was once a time when pink meant candy and bows,
charm bracelets and love. That was before pink had any connection with you.
First I connected you with red.
Red like the sunset of our first kiss.
Red like the roses you brought me.
Second I connected you with orange
Orange like the card you bought me when I was ill.
Orange like the dress you helped me pick for my sisters wedding.
Third I connected you with yellow
Yellow like the smiles you would draw on everything I didn't like, so I couldn't help liking everything.
Yellow like the dandelions I refused to let you call weeds.
Fourth I connected you to green.
Green like the spots on the umbrella you used to save me from the rain.
Green like the leaves of the trees that interlaced overhead whe
Lesson one - Cazilu .:UPDATE:.Nihongo - Lesson OneLesson one - Cazilu .:UPDATE:.7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
This is just a little lesson on the basics of nihongo (Japanese), by Cazilu. If you like them, tell me, I work hard on these! Before we start learning some words, get a notebook, and dedicate it especially to your
Japanese learning. I tell everyone this, but it really does help to have a notebook. I really dont mind if you copy this lesson and print it off, but
sometimes writing things down by hand can help it stick in, so feel free to do both. Also, just reading what I wrote can get a bit tedious. ^^
Okies, so there are four ways to write Japanese: Hiragana; Katana; Kanji, and Romaji. Hiragana is the standard writing system that Japanese words are
written in, Katana is the writing system exclusively for foreign words according to how the Japanese would say then, and Kanji is the system of one character
per word that was imported from China quite a bit back. Youll often see hiragana an
To.Seek.A.Voice.XIV: LOVE III hearTo.Seek.A.Voice.XIV: LOVE II4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ones the heart
guides it tones
silence shivers in his throne
The FallDarkness drenches the land.The Fall4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blood drips to the skies above.
Angel's tears fill the cups of pain.
Rivers drained by drought.
The land is tainted with death.
Ghastly armaments pierce flesh.
Wires contort through souls.
Infestations of sin poison life.
Barbed shards rest in the bodies.
The demise of spirits escalates.
Extinguished, the light of hope is.
Meeting the reaper is the only fate,
to be had forevermore.