Words for the Honored.My mother once threatenedWords for the Honored.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To throw an antique chair
At my sister.
Witness the deepest chasm
Of her depravity.
My mother, the lion tamer.
From a home as broken
As her father's English
She stood like a dandelion
In a field of poppies,
Plucked by a coarse hand
And scattered into the
My mother, the wildflower.
Born into captivity
With wings clipped and beak bound
Her hatchlings channeled
A life vicarious
As she held open the door to freedom
For better or for worse.
My mother, the caged bird singing high.
On her sleeve an altar
To potential, to a future unlike her past
For a church committed to the way
Of no o
The EVE Conflict - Chapter 05SP Residence; ?????; morningThe EVE Conflict - Chapter 054 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
It felt good to be home again. After being away for so long, Lx.2 practically forgot how much she missed the bed that she slept in, the conveyor belt that she ran on, and the street that she lived on, day after day after day.
It was a weekend morning, the best time in the entire week, with no pressing agenda and nothing in particular planned. She jumped out of bed and walked past the clothing machine, at least for now; her shoulders and calves longed to see the daylight sometimes too. In the living room, she found that her brother had done the same.
Hey bro! Howve you been? Lx.2 said, jumping
Remote Control ConspiracyRemote Control ConspiracyRemote Control Conspiracy2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The remote control, man and woman's best friend. But have you ever heard the true story, the true reason for the existence of this modern device. It is not to control the TV, it is to control you. To make you sleepy, to make you unaware of what's going on around you, to turn you into cattle.
There are special signals which emanate from every remote control every time you push any button. Special equipment is required just to be able to detect these signals.
That's why Comcast and Dish and the major television service providers only give out universal remotes. They need these to send out the extra signals, that's wh
The Fallacy of Dark EnergyThe Fallacy of Dark EnergyThe Fallacy of Dark Energy2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
(or Where the Hell is MY Noble Prize?)
By Charles Kunkle Jr.
Let me begin by saying that I'm writing and posting this mainly as proof that the ideas contained here-in are my own, and originate with nobody else. If anyone anywhere attempts to claim these ideas as theirs, this document, submitted and dated as it is, provides proof that I claimed the ideas first.
Second, let me explain that I am NOT a scientist. I have a general layman's understanding of many things involving astro-physics, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics and related fields; but, I do not have t
I Still Believe In SantaI Still Believe In Santa5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I Still Believe In Santa
by Dauna Beutel
I've seen the rotund pretenders and sat upon disingenuous knees.
I've tugged the glue off cotton beards and stood in line, to please.
But, I still believe in Santa, his reindeer and his sleigh…
his jolly self... his toys, his elves... and every year I say...
Dear Santa, please remember us, we grown-up children now.
You see, childhood dreams aren't practical and we often lose...
life's magic... somehow.
I do believe in Jesus and celebrate his birth!
But, I also cherish childhood joy and hold on to its mirth.
So please, don't ever retire, I'm 46 and counting.
Yes, Christmastime is worshi
Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 62Part 62Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 626 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His Name. Of course...
Instinctively, Nathan held the boy more tightly and stepped back. He wouldn't make the same mistake twice, and he had to be certain this was the real Micah first. "I have to be sure," he muttered softly, and then, before the angel could asked, just as quietly spoke his Name under his breath.
Micah stared at him and stopped moving closer, then sighed and lowered his head, shaking it slowly. "I can only imagine what must have happened for you to summon me by Name and not trust that I am already standing before you..."
"I just had to be sure," the writer repeated, relief washing over him. It was Micah. He h
Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 49Part 49Edge of Thorns 2 - Pt 4910 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When presented with undesirable options, make a new one.
Nathan took a deep breath, willing himself to at least appear calm for Susan's sake. "We can't tell anyone about this," he said, trying to keep his voice steady. "But I think I know someone who can help. Can you wait here a minute?"
The photographer nodded, wringing her hands, and Nathan picked up his cell phone and made for the front door.
"I'll give him a call."
As soon as he stepped out, however, he tucked the phone away. Still holding the note, and after looking to make sure the hall was clear, he swallowed back his nerves and tried to speak Micah's Name. The words
Hello Comet ChaserFriendly tales it does speak softly to meHello Comet Chaser1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Softly chosen words to be spoken in time
Churning rhythm and elliptical faith
Knowing not of life nor death
Not of purpose nor of beauty
But beauty it holds most sincere
To those that view its passing
Particulate reflection set afire unto no more
Lives endless captured by unseeing eyes
But what of reason or logic
Of passion bright with an inner depth
It does speak softly to me
Softly spoken revolutions
Rising up against the horizon
Until rise no more a star does fall
Comet chaser once before
Comet chaser forever more
NaPo 04-27 The SleeplessWhen sleep is beyond reachNaPo 04-27 The Sleepless1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the night has grown long
The secrets of the dark I keep
And play the dreamer's song.
NaPo 04- 24 Beauty UnspokenI'm not afraid to play peek-a-booNaPo 04- 24 Beauty Unspoken1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
With those eyes of a greying blue
Her smile shines oh so brightly
Lighting up the darkness nightly
She's willowy and lithe
A graceful girl of blithe
Who dances on tipsy-toes
Along the cherry petal rows
Never taken for granted is she
As the sun shining down on me
For her heart does beat true
In everything I see her do
One day she will be gone and grown
Leaving home for new paths sown
But for tonight she sleeps and dreams
A loving daughter, in moonlight beams
NaPo 04-04 Rain and Rubber DucksThey dug a big hole with rocks at the bottomNaPo 04-04 Rain and Rubber Ducks1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
With a shovel, a hoe and a rake from the garden.
Waited until the rains did pour down
Watching with glee as it fell to the ground
Grabbing their ducks made of bright yellow
Their little boots looked just like green jello
Sploshing and splashing in ankle deep water
Their duckies became hand cannon fodder.
And when they were done at the end of the day
I watched them march in with mud from their play.
Smiling so brightly with red cheeks and nose
I simply handed them towels for wet little toes.
For once the rain was a welcome sight to see
It brought such joy to my little ones and me.
Edge of Thorns 2- Pt 28Part 28Edge of Thorns 2- Pt 281 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No, I don't want to go, but...
"Sure," Nathan said with as much confidence as he could muster. "Sounds like fun. How far is it?"
Alton explained the directions as they began walking down the sidewalk. Apparently, the club he had in mind was only five minutes on foot from the restaurant, so there was no need for them to get Enya's car. Nathan was glad for the extra time as he tried to build up his courage. It was just a club. There was nothing to be nervous about, right? There'd be music, and dancing, and drinking, and just general merriment. Maybe there'd even be karaoke or a place to shoot pool. It was going to be great, he tol
Kuro Kishi Estio-hime: 03KURO KISHI ESTIO-HIME: Black Knight Princess EstioKuro Kishi Estio-hime: 032 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 03: They're On a Boat!
Esyu and Tiari watched in amazement as the Black Knight darted through the sky over Novatopia. Its shadowy blade fell all of the defense force vessels with one strike each, but only enough damage was done to actually force the ships down rather than completely destroy them. In the end, the Black Knight returned to the deck of the Anemone, having defeated all enemies in just under three minutes.
The young captain of the Anemone then spoke through the intercom, saying, "All hands, grab onto something! The magic dynamo is fixed, and we're ready to jet outta here
Task 6 - SciFiHaikuEmotions run deepTask 6 - SciFiHaiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
They are not ignored
Wings of Steel - Chapter 3: The callingChapter three: The callingWings of Steel - Chapter 3: The calling1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Something is brewing out there, I can feel it in my gizzard," thought Ignite to himself, shifting his gaze to Jax sitting ghostlike in the darkness with all his white feathers. This oddly reminded Ignite of the two barns owls that killed Avia who were also very light in colour.
Recapping through his memory Ignite began to wonder about the origins of the owls he watched last day, remembering them both in detail he recalled them addressing each other as Commander Arxcis and Lieutenant Tytoden. Remembering vividly how Arxcis killed Avia brought chills into his feathers from head to tail.
Cocking his head to the sid
Lightning StrikeLeaves blow in the windLightning Strike3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Branches fall onto the ground
Lightning burns it down.
PastaEating spaghettiPasta3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Lots of garlic and basil
What a tasty treat!
ThunderstormA flash of lightningThunderstorm3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A crack of thunder follows
Rain pours down in sheet