maybe that's what love isthere are empty sheetsmaybe that's what love is in Free Verse More Like This
sprawled like a linen corpse
who's been given an autopsy--
and it's sprawled across the floor,
arms and legs bent and askew across
the hardwood floor.
i'm thinking of you as the spiderwebs
in the living room are glistening with
fresh dew from the remaining days of
but no one inhabits them anymore, they've
been left alone and deserted like you left me
the flies are gasping and buzzing with ecstasy,
they have been spared.
he's got me
missing his dark eyes and the feel of his unshaven
face against my cheek and the rattling of my bones
when he speaks.
tonight instead i'll be lain across the bed like those
empty sheets you forgot to wash before
i'll be tossing and turning, rethinking and my brain will
be pulsing and i'll be uttering under my warm breath that
i'm just a girl who trembles under the chilly
night sky and has the ambition of a
do i really deserve to be
and i still can't stop
brokenyou're a green-eyedbroken in Free Verse More Like This
black cat with galactic fire
in your devouring heart,
(consuming me like lapping
and your claws are drawn like
last night's curtains after you
detroit was welcoming but not
like your veiny spiderweb
but i still didn't hear the three-letter
phrase that i wanted from you.
that stupid, fucking phrase was all i wanted to
hear and you could've uttered it,
you could've uttered it.
the moon was full tonight and i like
to think it waned just for me,
and i also like to think that your pale
eyes are counting the trillions of stars
waiting to wrap me in your
anorexia nervosaher collarbones stretched to theanorexia nervosa in Free Verse More Like This
moon and back;
heavy threaded brows and fading pupils;
( she was exhausted more than
anything, and her body was
becoming a lopsided mirror of her
withering mind. )
her hands were dissolving that monday
into mother earth's light globe;
she was liquifying-- cold as lake eerie
and as deserted too;
(that would explain why she spent so much
time counting stars and humming
and soon she would live up to the term
her eyes belonged to;
she was becoming the enormous entirety that was
her ocean eyes.
her hair had entangled stranded planets and they were
screaming for help
( anybody… out...there...) ,
i guess it was easy to assume that she
was as scared as the rest of
hushhe asked mehush in Free Verse More Like This
if i wanted to become
small enough to fit through
the cracks in the leaking wall,
and i closed my eyes and let the water
he also asked me if i saw
what they saw in the mirror,
( "i'm sorry, you see,
she has her palms grasped tight
over my eyes and i can't
see a goddamned
"what do you mean by
she was never kind enough
to show me her face,
(nor is she kind, she's a vicious
and sneaky plague,
wrapping me around her finger
as she sees me with watchdog eyes toss
and turn in my sleep.)
she's hidden in the i don't need
help's and the
i'm just not hungry
like i used to be's.
and she's an unwanted
corpse underneath my bed like
the teenage boogeyman.
it's time i looked underneath
my bed and sung her a
because even monsters can
with the softest
lack of beliefhe said to me,lack of belief in Free Verse More Like This
"look, kid, you're going to go
and i held my breath and bit my tongue,
waiting for the stillness of my words
to answer the question for
it isn't enough to love someone
when they're gone and rusting,
because that's like leaving a soul
unanswered; and god,
why would you be so selfish?
the cat leaps from the couch and
smirks at me,
muttering with his glimmering eyes.
"you lovesick fool."
his mask droops.
god of the nighttime, confidence leaksshe latches the windowgod of the nighttime, confidence leaks in Free Verse More Like This
tight with a solid grip,
isn't even real, but she's a
superstitious girl, yet
not even black cats
notice the cracks in her
clicking like her chattering
teeth when the full moon
she's grimacing now,
face horizontal and legs
(soft winged butterflies with
moveable hips, she longs to
fly, fly, fly.)
she left her bible at home,
the cross is probably
dusty as a newborn summer
"i'm praying to the moon now,
it's the only thing
i know is real."
her god has craters on
its soul, but you should see
how magnificent it looks
floating, amongst the stars, knowing it has
somewhere to belong.
i really wish you could
stay here with me until
the sun comes up again,
because by god,
i miss you even
marigolds and weeping willowsthere are marigolds floating in hermarigolds and weeping willows in Free Verse More Like This
yellow with edges battered,
beating red hearts spluttering for
and his double-knotted shoelace
arms are wrapped around her rugged
hipbones, as he places a finger to her
yellow-and-blue bruise and presses--
she gasps and feels like her blood pressure
is clogged and drained; her cheeks are now
the weeping willow outside is shedding its
leaves like a damp blanket,
it sheds tears
quickly and without doubt.
she wants to crawl into the tree and
whisper for its salvation
so with trembling hands
while he sleeps, eyes shut, eyes
woven through and through and stitched
she places barefoot and naked feet on the outside
runs and runs and runs
with the wind's lips kissing her face and smoothly
welcome, honey, i missed you so.
i'm relieved you're home with
la lunasurely somedayla luna in Free Verse More Like This
he'll see the pale moon and all of
its inhabiting craters
and realize that his first love was
as rigid and blemished as
more often than not i wake up at
2am, 3am, 4am,
when the moon is stretching its
limbs for hibernation
and find my pupils being lifted;
searching for something that is
maybe we can go back to middle
school and rifle through the lost
and found, heaving our too-heavy backpacks on
the truth is you're grown up and next year
you'll be gone;
and i'll be here-
see? the moon isn't so unlike me after all,
we're both lonely without our morning sun.
sewing isn't that easyyour seams are splittingsewing isn't that easy in Free Verse More Like This
and i tried to patch you up
( little did i know you weren't a
patchwork blanket )
with my sewing needle but
you couldn't stand still--
your pulse kept beating like an
african drum between
instead of that blunt you were
smoking you should've smoked
my trembling hands instead;
maybe then the TLC would've spread
through your corrupted brain cells
or maybe it was my fault that you
didn't ache for my touch.
crumbledshe had strawberry blonde hair and short bangs that framed her face, and i loved her more than i loved the creamy craters of the moon.crumbled in Short Stories More Like This
i wondered what it was like to have someone love you back and to have them grasp your hand when they were at their weakest and when air filled their lungs to the point where they were spluttering and gasping for help.
her name was may and she was intoxicating, she was my galaxy of reptilian stars and she was above all my best friend. but she didn’t love me back.
i remember her lying beside me and putting her hands over my ears, and i watched her lips move and sparkle like a hidden diamond that i hadn’t seen before, and i was the desperate miner that was aching for more.
she had called me that night when the curtains in my room were blowing and dancing, and she had told me about someone named david. and i could feel her heartbeat and her immediate love for someone else, and i could feel myself withering and becoming more fragile than i ever w
AtAInterview transcriptAtAInterview transcript in Articles & Interviews More Like This
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.misery loves. in Free Verse More Like This
long as it's
on his terms
and i've a
if i just play
by the rules
.tiny heart drumming. in Free Verse More Like This
in your chest, i can
red gravy pumping
in your veins, i can
you are such a fresh
meal, and i can almost
.i wanted to bathe. in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
in fire; for the amber tongues
to lick me clean, pure
.he told me prayers. in Free Verse More Like This
and if i really want his
forgiveness, i should get on
my knees and beg
.they say that you are the. in Free Verse More Like This
work of the devil; you'll have
black orbs for eyes and a tongue
as sharp as your fathers
and i hope you will not feel a thing
when they pull back your blankets
and carry you out, when they leave
me with nothing but creases
.i will not. in Free Verse More Like This
love for fear
and if a
ivy, i'll cut it
.pour love all. in Free Verse More Like This
over, then strike
the fire will
burn itself out,
but the ruins
What Are the Odds? (You're a Lucky Boy)What Are the Odds? (You're a Lucky Boy) in Sci-Fi More Like This
Aira-ty walked down the sanitized corridor on the Kaminioan city, looking out at the wind driven rain as it buffeted Tipoca City. She hated this planet. It rained too much, like it was always crying. Still, as a place to raise her son Boba with Jango it wasn't too bad...and they never lacked for anything, save perhaps friends for Boba...not that Jango seemed to feel that Boba needed them. He was so intent on their son's training that Aira-ty sometimes felt that Jango forgot that Boba was her child too. Looking back from the endless rain she turned her attention back to the corridor as she came around a corner. She frowned and stopped, her sensitive ears picking up what sounded like the sniffles of a child.
Was that Boba? Her eyes narrowed as she followed the sound. If one of the Cuy'val Dar had hurt her son again she was going to thrash the responsible party within a millimeter of their life! She'd promised Jango she wouldn't kill any of his hundred man team while here, but that didn't
SW: A Feud is BornAira-ty Nokta stepped out of the bridge turbolift and approached the massive cloaked figure whose back was to her as he gazed out at the stars.SW: A Feud is Born in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“It's done my Lord.” she said courteously, ever careful of Skywalker's temper.
The cybernetic dark jedi turned his deathly mask towards her, his voice an electronic crackle that sent shivers down Aira-ty's spine.
“You are lying Commandant.”
Aira-ty tensed but remained where she was, her helmet under her arm as she starred back at the black voids.
“I executed my mission sir.”
“You let the jedi go.” Skywalker snarled, coming towards her.
Aira-ty remained where she was, staring at Vader's chest defiantly.
“There were no jedi down there Skywalker, just some renegades.”
She remembered the look on Dio's face as she'd let him and his small band of rebels go. After what had just happened to Guo-Jia...it seemed the least she could do for him...and technically she was right, Dio had never been m
SW: Kaira, Dreams at DawnKahan stirred restlessly from his slumber, shifting to look down at Aira-ty as she slept against his bared chest. Her long green hair lay across his skin like a thin veil, brushing against him with a ghostly touch that set his skin tingling as unbidden memories of the night's escapades came to mind. He licked his lips and looked over at the chiming com panel, reaching out and smacking the audio only option.SW: Kaira, Dreams at Dawn in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“What is it?”
“I'm sorry to distract you Master,” Leroi said apologetically. “I know you and Mistress Nokta are taking time to recuperate from the past week's excitement but we are being hailed.”
“By who?” Kahan asked as Aira-ty opened her eyes and looked up at him sleepily, nuzzling up against his chin and kissing his neck tenderly.
“She identifies herself as Master Potkin and she wishes to speak with you...in person.”
Kahan felt Aira-ty stiffen as she sat upright and glared at the com panel, her golden eyes narrowing.
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 6SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
“Can't you just shield us again?” Aira-ty asked in annoyance.
“I could, but there is no guarantee that we wouldn't bump into one of them and thus give away our position.” Kahan turned to look at her. “I do not know about you Commander, but I am in no mood to find myself exposed in the midst of the enemy army.”
“What about Skywalker and Hanabi?” Aira-ty asked. “We haven't seen them at all.”
“They are nearby.” Kahan replied, looking back at the assembled droids below. “I have ordered them to hold position for the time being until such time as we can make a difference.”
Aira-ty scowled. This was something she had never been any good at. Sitting and waiting. They were hidden away in the upper stories of an apartment block overlooking one of the main avenues of the city. A direct path to the government center where the Republic forces were stationed...though....
SW: BelovedJaeriel looked up from her place lying on her bunk in the small cabin she had aboard the Axiom as her door chime sounded.SW: Beloved in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Come in,” she called.
The door hissed open to reveal a sheepish Orchid, the blue skinned chiss girl shifted nervously, diverting her red eyes from Jaeriel's own dark blue.
“Jae, sorry to bother you.” Orchid said shiftily. “But my refresher is busted...can I use yours?”
Jaeriel smiled and nodded as she sat up. “Go right ahead, you don't have to ask something like that Orchid.”
Orchid nodded, coming into the tiny cabin as the door closed behind her as she reached up and pulled her shirt off, blushing under Jaeriel's intent gaze. Jaeriel sensed the other girl's discomfort and quickly looked away from her disrobing.
“Yeah,” Jaeriel replied.
“Do...do you really want to do this?”
Jaeriel frowned, turning to look at Orchid's back as she stood in front of the refresher door.
SWtCW: The Gathering Shadows pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: The Gathering Shadows pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: The Gathering Shadows
With the Clone Wars settling into a lethal deadlock, Count Dooku summons his senior military commanders to a secret meeting to finalize the plans for Operation Skyfall, but amidst the shadows lurks intrigue as jealousies and fears are played out and acted upon. It is a time when the young Conradin Hadranus must face the realities of the side he has chosen to fight on and come to terms with those who he would call allies even as they plot against him and seek his favored position under the watchful eyes of Count Dooku.
Meanwhile on Coruscant as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine orchestrates and plans the Republic's war effort he finds himself beset by a specter from his past who has returned to reclaim what he sees as his rightful place in the galaxy and he is not alone nor is he willing to accept that the times have changed and he is no longer necessary....
Surface of Cato Neimoidia, Nute Gunray's
SW: Desperate FlightAlliance Rendezvous Point at Sullust, aboard the MonCal Cruiser LibertySW: Desperate Flight in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Orchid stepped into the hustle and bustle of the Liberty's hangar. It was a crash of noise and commotion filled with sparking lights and foul smells as the starfighters were readied for combat. She didn't know what was going on exactly—no one would tell her anything—but she understood that a battle was going to be fought. She'd seen this too many times before, more times than any fourteen year old should have. She made her way uncertainly through the bustling maintenance crews and droids, walking past X-wings, A-wings and Y-wings as their crew's loaded ordnance, checked weapons and fueled the craft.
She was looking for two fighters in particular. She spied one of them easily enough, the Ace in the Hole's distinctive paint job of white with black and red checkering set it apart from the other A-wings in the hangar. Besides it she spied another A-wing being painted gold and white with a red emblem emblazo
Star Wars: Conflicting EmotionsAs the last of the armored figures collapsed in a heap, Kahan stood up and extinguished his sabers as he examined their adversaries.Star Wars: Conflicting Emotions in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Aira-ty twitched and looked over at him in annoyance.
“These aren't Mandalorians.”
He blinked and turned to regard her placidly. “They're wearing the armor.”
“That doesn't mean anything!” she snapped angrily. “They're not Mando'ade!” she spat. “They're Death Watch!”
“You'll have to forgive me if I don't perceive the difference.” Kahan replied thoughtfully.
If not for the inquisitive gaze of his pale blue eyes Aira-ty might have attacked him right then and there. As it was, she took a deep breath and tried to calm herself as she explained.
“It's the same difference as Jedi and Sith. Outsiders might not see the differences but they're there...and they're pronounced.”
Kahan considered for a moment before shrugging. “I will have to be more cog
SW: Anger of a Red Star“You going to be alright?” Aira-ty asked Hondo as they walked through The Wheel's promenade and towards the hangar where the Sleek Blade was berthed.SW: Anger of a Red Star in Sci-Fi More Like This
The weequay pirate chuckled and waved his hand.
“Oh I'll be fine, one thing you have to know is when to quit and with this new Empire running around killing everything in sight, I think it is time I retire...for a while at any rate.”
“You're always welcome with us.” Aira-ty said. “The girls always enjoy seeing their godfather.”
Hondo threw his head back and laughed. “Oh that's rich, I still can't believe you went to all that trouble to not only have me marry you a second time, but also be your children's godparent!”
Aira-ty smiled slightly. “Well you were a familiar face, and I don't have a lot of those left anymore.”
Hondo nodded, his eyes sparkling mischievously. “I admit, when you first came to me and asked me to marry you to a jedi I was semi-speechless. Jan
Star Wars: Future Mind GamesThe last of the Stormtroopers fell to the ground, leaving Aira-ty and Kahan standing alone amidst the white shelled bodies.Star Wars: Future Mind Games in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Aira-ty trembled slightly within her own armor. “I just...” she took a deep breath. “Kahan I just—“
“Don't.” her husband said quietly, turning to her. “Don't think that.”
She grimaced and glared at him from behind her helmet. “You're in my head again.”
He smirked at her, despite the fact that he wore his own set of beskar'gam, he'd declined a helmet. He wore the rest of the regalia though, done in a olive drab with teal slashes running down from the shoulders of his armor. And in all honesty...she loved seeing his face even if she wished he'd wear a helmet.
“Always.” he replied simply.
Aira-ty's face flushed and she looked away from him in annoyance, doing what he suggested and forcing the thought from her mind. She couldn't think like that. These men were no longer Jango's legacy...they
immortal enemyi heard you whisperimmortal enemy in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
my name tonight; you're buried
eight miles away.
lung canceri will die with your name on my lipslung cancer in Free Verse More Like This
because there is nothing else i'll need to say.
you are my coffin, my funeral pyre.
as my bones disintegrate, popping and snapping,
you will greedily swallow my ashes
until nothing is left of me but secondhand smoke.
i've danced with you, love, across hospital tile,
the scent of antiseptic cloying as valentine's chocolate.
you dipped me into unconsciousness,
and i willingly closed my eyes.
the intrusion of your scalpel teeth no longer scares me.
you, my rigor mortis soul mate, always take me under.
your tent of frostbitten shelter pulls me down, an anchor,
while i gag on pills too abstract to save me.
forgive me, lungs, of my cigarette abuse,
but i've found happiness in a reaper's cloak.
i find comfort in these carcinogens.
i've made my nest in a swaying tree,
my body destroyed by the nauseous rocking.
they smile at me with pity in their eyes,
scribbling nonsense on those jaw-like clipboards.
their crisp, stark white world still has faith in me,
you stoleyou are smoke,you stole in Free Verse More Like This
and I forget
how the mockingbird
used to sing.
how to miss someone.
you left warm spots in me,
familiar dents and puckers
nothing holds my eyes in place.
they roll from one end of my skull
to the other,
I don't want to see
a world without you in it.
you let this place hollow out
and dry like infinite droughts.
the years age me,
and I don't know who I am
I only remember you,
but I forget that you are gone.
you have seven days to live.1.the news doesn't hurt:you have seven days to live. in Free Verse More Like This
it's his eyes that hurt you,
the glimmer of his past
creeping in just like
his father used to creep in
at three a.m.
with a sin on his mind
and rage on his hands.
he waits for you to react,
but you don't
because he's suddenly seven again,
while mommy cries
in a ball on the couch.
2.you think time
is a funny thing.
people talk about it
like it is an object:
"I need more time," they say,
like they will go to the store later
and buy more.
but you know that time
is more like an ocean wave,
with an endless
pounding that continues
long after we greet the dirt,
and we want more time,
but time doesn't want us.
3.he tries to force you
into his wrists,
his ankles, his collarbone.
he thinks that if he
loves you enough,
he can save you.
you know that he can't,
so you cut through him
night after night,
searching for an exit.
4.sometimes death scares you.
you remind yourself that
no matter how much you want
lessons in rising abovemy spine cracks from wherelessons in rising above in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
you once snapped vertebrae; I
turned my back on you.
After the Weddingsloppy honeymoon kissesAfter the Wedding in Free Verse More Like This
smearing red lipstick
against white lace
in unexplored places
this bride is a
good old fashioned
christian young lady
somewhere sits a couple
of leftover wedding guests
alcohol miraculously fresh
on their breath
and they're laughing
like nothing is wrong
besides the fact
that they're both so
mascara is trailing down
the cheek of a bridesmaid
who's so green with envy
she feels it curled up
inside her like a well-fed animal
and she does nothing but
bite her chapped bottom lip
and imagine the groom
with his hands on her body
they're sweeping at this time of night
cleaning up the party debris
stained linen and trampled streamers
and confetti caked into cracks in the floor
the janitor sighs heavily
as he loads his arms with
baby's breath that bow their heads
and piles of white, wilted petals
that he dumps in the trash
and as they hit the crinkled black plastic
that lines the garbage among cake crumbs
and discarded drinks,
five second suicideand as i pour myself out on these canvasesfive second suicide in Free Verse More Like This
i drip over the edges, spilling dots of
absence on the hungry earth.
they call me jane doe,
and i am not art.
every evening, i close the door,
close my eyes, disassemble.
slowly, i've become fleeting.
i float, my feet don't touch the ground.
how can i crash?
i fade, i dissolve,
but i've lost the motive to explode.
there's no glory in my death;
i leave no trace of the dramatic.
a man on the train last tuesday
nudged me, apologized, and carried on his way.
he's the last person who's
spoken to me since then.
we hit a notch in the tracks,
the car wobbled.
i stared at him silently,
counting the infinite futures
that suffocated behind my teeth.
i'm dying in my own penitentiary
with the cell door key in my pocket.
you've been dead for a year, my deari met you on december 21st,you've been dead for a year, my dear in Free Verse More Like This
the longest night of the year.
you had solstice eyes: cold, dark, alluring.
i knew you were not meant to last,
powerful as a gale but fragile as
the tulip stems you snapped,
a sickening cycle of you,
an overwhelming tidal wave.
they say two wrongs will never make a right,
but i made so many bad choices that
i wound up back where I began.
it was too easy to love you,
but getting you to love me back was impossible.
i clawed at your chest until I struck blood,
until my nails split into shards.
you were born a phantom,
and i, your corpse.
holding onto you felt like drowning in quicksand;
i fought but always sank into your arms.
i breathed in dirt, breathed in dust, and
found my organs choked with you,
smothered by your existence.
you sucked out my breath
every time i kissed you.
i died every day with your hand
knotted in my hair.
You left on june 21st,
the longest day of the year.
i bit down sorrow and deconstructed
the labyrinth within me,
the one you hadn't th
TryingDoesn't it make you sadTrying in Free Verse More Like This
How your pearl earrings that shone in the moonlight,
and that silk gown that swept the ground,
Were sold with your tears?
And how your white satin heels,
and the diamond ring you always wore,
Were traded along with your soul?
And didn't it shatter your heart to pieces
when you finally realized
you couldn’t buy happiness,
yet you were still trying
TattoosTattoos are evidenceTattoos in Free Verse More Like This
that sometimes we love something
we forever want it embedded
And even if the colors fade,
and the lines become wrinkled
Or even if we form a strong abhor;
an everlasting distaste for it,
the thing we loved
will forever be part of us
For like the ink it's written in,
true love lasts
Starlight kisses and bed sheet hugsMy teeth areStarlight kisses and bed sheet hugs in Free Verse More Like This
and my eyes
hold dark pockets
because of all
the late nights
I let the starlight
and my bed sheets
because I realized
you never had,
you never would.
ShoesThey say you don’t understand a personShoes in Free Verse More Like This
Until you take a walk in their shoes
But I don’t think this is true
You never understand a person
No matter if you walked in every pair they owned
Their flats for casual days
Their heels for work days
Or their sneakers for days they feel alive
Because the fact is
You can never penetrate someone’s thoughts
That is the only part of their body
That is fully protected
And that part that would allow you to fully understand a person
Is the part you will never get to see
The part no one will ever get to see
FateIsn’t it ironic?Fate in Free Verse More Like This
The concept of our life
That everything we work for
Will undoubtedly die
The beauty of our faces
The muscle that we’ve toned
The high paying job we worked for
The objects in our home
The thoughts we think important
The ones we surely don’t
The memories now filling us with bliss
And of course the ones that won’t
Our dearest friends
No one shall escape
The one thing guaranteed to everything
Will also be our fate
SocietyThe creative ideas inside our headsSociety in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Unfortunately will go unsaid
For society has removed them all
Watching proudly as we fall
Almost as if
We were never there at all
WishesMaybe we should stop wishing on shooting stars,Wishes in Free Verse More Like This
to bring our muttered words to life
For eighteen years later,
we still close our eyes;
whispering words of yearning at a golden object,
demolishing a crimson flame,
and emitting white specks into the lucent air
But maybe we shouldn't
For these wishes we make for countless years
Serve as reminders:
That no one in life has everything,
But at least we have something
Even if it's just an intangible sentence
muttered under our ardent breath
BeautyI'd rather wear flowers in my hairBeauty in Free Verse More Like This
forming a delicate chain,
than diamonds around my neck
covering my tender blue veins
For with every precious petal
and every lucent leaf
I'm a living lesson
teaching beauty cannot be bought,
but rather it grows and flourishes
with every living thought
Thoughts I'll never tell you3am.Thoughts I'll never tell you in Free Verse More Like This
it seems nighttime
has never looked this dark
(or maybe my emotions
are just blurring
squinty eyes turn
to my alarm clock:
in the roaring black sea
as the dream
s l o w l y
How can I miss someone
who wasn't even mine?
Insanity needs companyand now I’m stuck here,Insanity needs company in Free Verse More Like This
how the walls became
a veiny sight-
(could the cause be me calling out
in the middle of the night?)
and alone I stand here,
how my feet got
nailed upon this floor-
(do you hold my ankles
like an anchor
does the shore?)
and I know it’s been thirteen years
since you were here at all,
according to the hash marks
drawn in chalk
upon the wall,
but I can’t
of our memories,
so for now,
I’ll let the doc declare:
Insanity needs company.
DieDie:Die in Free Verse More Like This
Such a simple word, spewed without thought.
"I wish you'd die, I wish you'd be killed."
But what if we actually gave meaning to those words?
Can you understand the emotion, the magnitude, the weight,
Of actually seeing the life of an individual depart?
Can you look them in the eyes, as they bleed into your hands;
Observing their final moments, as the light fades from their eyes?
Or are you simply a soft-hearted coward,
Sitting fat behind a computer, wishing death upon others?
To say that one is deserving of death,
Suggests that you are ready to kill.
And if indeed you are ready to kill,
Then you too must be prepared to die.
"Now please, stop those tears my good man, we've only removed three of your toes so far (^_^)"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 9th July 2013
Song of RaineShe scatters the seeds with her tiny hands.Song of Raine in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And pictures the sunset in a distant land.
She dreams of places, where she'd be free.
With clouds as far as the eyes could see.
And there she'd dance to the song of the rain,
While I would watch from my window pane.
With a smile befitting such a lovely girl;
The daughter I lost, to a cruel world...
We Were SoldiersYou'll never hear me say that there's glory in war.We Were Soldiers in Free Verse More Like This
It is ugly, it is painful, it is frightening...
But I know, in my heart;
Deep within this soul born of freedom.
That what I do, at times, is a necessity.
It is nerve-wracking, most days,
Knowing that when you wake up you may not make it home.
But still I am proud,
Because of what I have managed to achieve.
And tonight; I hope that you're proud of me,
Because I'm sending a hundred of my boys home.
I just wish that I was joining them this time...
Lie to MeThere are those who stare into the water's edge.Lie to Me in Free Verse More Like This
Gleaming eyes fixed upon their reflections.
I am beautiful! they say to themselves,
And all of you must accept that as true!
To say otherwise would be a social suicide.
Their friends will defend them to the bitterest end.
In a circle of illusions cast by the group,
You are forced to accept this person as 'pretty'.
To me you are not beautiful, you are simply lazy.
You have done nothing for yourself,
And now you wish me to accept you?
But I must tell you the truth.
And though that truth may wound you,
I believe it is for the best:
Because girl, dayum! You just look so bad that my eyes are cryin' YOU a river.
- Chen Yuan Wen, 11th August 2013
We Poets Are Frustrated...We Poets Are Frustrated...We Poets Are Frustrated... in Free Verse More Like This
I am sure that you have all experienced this feeling:
A masterpiece eclipsed by the baying of a brat!
A raucous rhyme, so emotionally raw;
Shadowed by a child's melancholia...
Alone in the darkness, you lick your lips and growl.
Your anger, so evidently understandable; yet you forget your own abilities!
In despair, my dearest sibling, you have forgotten — yourself
Why fear an obstacle so easily overcome?
Why shred your works with such heavy tears?
Have you forgotten that we are the original craftsman?
Our tongues birthed as our chisels and axe!
We need only take these simple themes
And corrupt them with all our twisted fears...
This hatred inside of you, this bubble of frustration and anxiety —
Let it swell like a pus-filled abscess of anger!
And with your words unleash this vicarious plague!
Take the unblemished works that have scorned you,
And inject them with the very darkness of your soul!
Let bleeding lips,
My Soul, My Dream, My TeamMy Soul, My Dream, My Team:My Soul, My Dream, My Team in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
We are dreamers, we humans.
We reach out eagerly to that which lies above us
Tempted by its unattainable nature and egotistically;
We simplify the task that lies before us...
We climb without any forethought, without preparation;
Recklessly we charge head on for our goal -
And eventually, we lie broken by our failure.
I myself, Captain as you call me,
Am little better than a foolish dreamer.
One who dreams in a childish manner;
Unaware of his impotence, when left alone.
How many times have I been saved by others?
When I lack time, it is my officers who stand,
They keep the ship running smoothly,
Expending hours of precious effort.
When I fall, it is my co-captain who rallies me,
And reminds me of our responsibility -
One that we owe to our readers and friends.
When I write, it is my team - my uncles,
Who lay the path before me;
They give their time and their heart,
Supporting my work from its birth as but a simple idea.
And when I am dow
This is for the UnderdogYou know what it's like,This is for the Underdog in Free Verse More Like This
When your feet touch the bottom.
You wish you were like others,
But you know that you can never be.
The glam and the glitz,
The sound of a thousand people cheering you on.
That's not for you,
That's never going to be for you!
But you know what,
You've got something else inside of you.
You've got something else,
That no one who sits on a lofty throne could ever have.
And that's pain...
You're in pain, because you know this is bitter.
You're in pain, because you've been denied something better.
But you take that dose of bitterness
And you swallow it like it's god-damn medicine!
Because the king expects you the crumble,
The king expects you to lie down and surrender.
So play dead if you have to,
But when you rise again...
Make sure you tear out their god-damn throat!
Without the IndividualWithout the IndividualWithout the Individual in Free Verse More Like This
Can you imagine a world, directed by a single mind?
A collective conscious, a living hive.
Each time we are born, we receive a part of it
And when we return, we share in the pool.
There would be no fear of death;
No fear of the unknown…
For a thousand souls would bolster our hearts.
We could live—truly LIVE—to the fullest extent of our capabilities.
And when we succeed?
That success returns to the hive…
That success can be shared across the next generation.
We would become an ever-evolving organism.
One with a thousand faces, but a single driving purpose.
Can you even imagine how that would feel?
But…I suppose that you can’t.
For you, as with all humans, share in a single flaw:
The nature of the individual, the ego of the singular man.
Existing in a void of his own thoughts—he has no point of reference.
He is alone, even if surrounded by other humans,
For he shall never share in their minds…
Screaming at the BeastHow many have I had? Why would you ask such a question?Screaming at the Beast in Free Verse More Like This
I've had--only three! Yes, three I swear.
What? No--of course not, what are you suggesting.
Those: I can't quite see them clearly. Oh! Oh dear...
No, you, you must understand this was--just a bit of relaxation,
A little sip to help me sleep.
No--No, don't cry, I'm not going back to those days; I'm not!
I swear it was just--just a passing shower I...
It's just been hard...
It's been so difficult!
WHERE WAS I SUPPOSED TO TURN?
But it's not your fault, I know that.
I suppose I was simply looking for an excuse...
I was drowning you know, in the icy water.
Cold enough to freeze the lungs.
I stopped and simply drifte
It Was Never You...It really wasn't...It Was Never You... in Free Verse More Like This
And I know that I can twist this truth as much as I want...
Whenever I'm sober, when I know I can put up that fake plastic smile;
Just a few formal words that burn like acid from a liar's lips!
"Differences in personality, a divergence in ideals..."
Please, fucking, SPARE ME!
Because when I look in this mirror, I know.
When I see myself looking back at me, I know.
Right here, right in front of my own blackened self;
Those eyes that both reflect and stare into my dingy soul.
I was the problem.
I was the instigator.
I was the perpetrator.
And when I had broken every last bit of her,
I was the one, who let it all fall to pieces.
So please, you don't have to feel sorry for me,
I am a bastard and I've got a very special place in hell waiting for me...
- Word of Chen, Darkest Hour, 16th February 2015
Whilst Life Is AboutWe all need silence,Whilst Life Is About in Free Verse More Like This
Alot of us crave it,
But those who crave it,
Will never be truly fulfilled.
Silence is something we all talk about at one time or another,
Something that doesn't exist.
For nothing is ever truly silent.
A noise is always leaked.
We live in a world where silence has been diminished.
Life has taken over.
Those who wish for complete silence
Are those who wish all to be dead.
So next time your teachers shushes you,
Or your mother shouts for silence,
Or your brother hits you to be quiet whilst playing a game,
Instead of saying sorry.
And shutting your mouth,
Silence is death,
It means you show no life,
And if you are silent forever,
It means you never lived.
Noise and shouts,
Is what life is about,
To stand up
And speak up for what you believe in.
If you have been silent,
For any day of your life,
Than you have left no imprint or memory upon this earth.
You have wasted your one good chance,
To make a difference.
Silence will never,
One DayI don't want to fall,One Day in Free Verse More Like This
Unless i am falling for you,
Cos fallings painful at times,
But when its with you,
Your my cushion to save me from hurt.
Its hard to picture,
Your not next to me,
Is it too late to try,
I'm still stuck,
In that time....
Where are those plans?
That future we pictured for two?
Its hard to picture,
You not next to me.
One more stupid love song,
And i swear i will end the world,
Is it too hard to ask,
Not too feel pain for one day?
Don't expect me to be okay,
Just like i dont expect you to care,
Is our fairy tale over all ready?
Where is our happy ever after?
Remember this message,
Cos this is what i live by now,
Since i met you.
My message is,
If it's too good to be true,
It probably is.
Game OverThe rain is falling,Game Over in Free Verse More Like This
My tears are pouring,
As i write this final dictation,
I guess you never knew,
I guess you never saw,
How miserable i was inside.
The pain i felt,
The smiles i faked,
I guess life is one big game.
Is flashing on the screen,
I'll be fading away,
All too soon.
I have no more lives saved up,
There are no cheat codes to type,
No restart button,
When it comes to this life.
I messed up,
And i am sorry,
For any pain i have caused you,
And any sorrow.
This is my final goodbye,
This is my game over,
I'm floating away,
And nothing stop me.
Even Heaven Is Hell Without YouWhere ever you are,Even Heaven Is Hell Without You in Free Verse More Like This
Be it on this world,
Or one afar,
Is where i want to be.
Be it in a dumpster in New Orleans,
Or the Garden of Eden,
Aslong as you are in my arms,
I am so happy i could dance with glee.
I'd follow you,
Where ever you want to go,
I'll be by your side,
No matter what you do.
I could be in the slumbs hanging,
Or in the White House dining,
But as long as you are there,
Its my paradise.
I guess what i am trying to say darling,
Is that even,
Heaven is Hell,
Happy MemoriesDo you remember that time,Happy Memories in Free Verse More Like This
Way back when,
We would smile at the sight of each other,
And laugh in the sunshine?
Do you remember that day,
Sat in the middle of a city,
Yet we were completely alone,
Sat in our corner?
Where you bullied me for a while,
Used me as target practice,
Pinged elastic bobbles at me,
Laughing at my squeaks.
Remember the day,
That it poured with rain,
And i stuck my head under a waterfall?
Though you told me not too...
Then you hugged me when i realised,
That you were right,
And I was cold.
Do you remember the time,
We sat shivering under a ledge,
Till the rain stopped.
The ledge where you flipped your coin,
To find out if you were mine,
Or I yours?
Then those two people,
Came and sat near by,
They ruined the moment,
They couldn't ruin us.
Do you remember running around the parking lot of Afflecks?
Running away from the security guards?
We found a quiet place,
And you held me close,
Like you truly cared,
And I honestly couldn't have been happier.
My Angel Or My Devil?Are you my AngelMy Angel Or My Devil? in Free Verse More Like This
Or are you my Devil?
You hurt me so bad,
Yet you make me smile so much.
These wounds you cause me,
Are laced with honey.
How can you be my poison,
And my medicine?
Your words are sweet,
So light and kind,
Like bubbles in sunlight,
Rays of rainbows bouncing off.
Yet your eyes are as hard as stone,
And as cold as ice.
Your body language,
Like that of a stranger.
Your cryptic words,
Your hushed sentences,
Behind closed words.
What to do?
Do i believe in the dark in you,
Or the light.
I have to ask.
Are you my,
Angel or my Devil?
I Love To HateI love to hate.I Love To Hate in Free Verse More Like This
I hate to love.
They say that the world spins,
On that lovey dovey feeling,
Well, i agree.
We all love to hate.
The feeling when i trip over,
The feeling when i make,
That person cry.
Oh, how i would hate to live without it.
Hate loves me,
The feelings mutual.
I hate you all,
The feeling i get when I see you,
Oh my god,
Its like I'm in heaven.
I love to hate.
I hate to love.
With Or Without MeWith or Without me,With Or Without Me in Free Verse More Like This
You be happy,
Be i far away,
Or right near by,
Be i under ground,
With my soul in the sky,
Or my ashs floating in the waves,
Soaring in the miday sun,
No matter where i am,
What i am doing,
Or how i got there,
Stay, and always,
I may have passed away,
I may no longer be able to hold you close,
With or without me,
You be happy.
For One PersonI can't lose you,For One Person in Free Verse More Like This
Not like this.
My love for you,
Is an endless aching need.
I miss you.
I need you.
My tears flow,
My heart aches.
Why must you go....
Why must it hurt so,
Why must you ignore me?
I miss you with all my being.
I do not care,
How lowly or weak,
I may seem.
I need you like the grass needs the sun,
I need you like the rose needs the water.
Your silly jokes,
Your polite insults,
Your funny little names for yourself.
The way you would never,
Let me put myself down.
The way you will say howdy,
Then talk away the hours with me,
The sweet little scenarios you would make up,
Of us sat together,
It may be a different place,
But you always pictured us,
I miss you.
I know people have said,
What must be a million times before now,
'I've never felt this way before!'
And the other to know,
They are lying through their teeth.
But as I say it,
I know its true,
I love you.
NumbI can't function.Numb in Free Verse More Like This
I feel numb.
All my body is doing is crying.
Why does it hurt so much?
Why do i wish i had a blade in one hand,
And blood spilling out of the other?
How could one person,
Make me feel so much pain.
How can the guy,
Who i was supposed to,
Ask advice off of,
With out even a second glance.
He Said, She Said: Chapter 19He Said, She Said: Chapter 19 in Fan Fiction More Like This
He Said, She Said
Chapter 19: Saving the Undeniable
Seeing Ness, Lucas was just itching for him to come over, grinning from ear to ear and happily extended her arms towards him.
Ness! she squealed again. "Come here, I've been waiting for you!"
... Her suitors failed to see the excitement in his presence.
Too elated to sense the tension, Lucas turned to them. Um, you guys can see yourselves out, right? I wanna be with Ness now.
Popo gawked. But why? The more the merrier!
Well, yeah, but Im merrier with Ness, so, yknow... She made a shooing gesture. Bye bye.
Oh, come on... added Red. We just got here, and youre already telling us to beat it?
Lucas looked at him flatly. Youve been in here for almost an hour.
Ness was shocked. An hour?! What?!
Oh. Well... He lau
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He Said, She Said
Chapter 14: Wanting the Undeniable
So, that was it. The secret of their time together was officially out. ...Well, sorta. Only Pit and the Idiot Brigade knew about their affair, while everyone else simply saw them like crossed fingers. Not Mario and Peach crossed fingers, but Ice Climbers crossed fingers, which was funny, since Nana and Popos relationship had been on the rocks since Lucas true gender had been revealed.
But as the dust from that settled, things continued on like normal... or weird, or whatever. Ness was ready to put this whole mess over Lucas behind him, but the competition just wouldnt give up.
Despite telling them right to the face that she was going steady with the other psychic, the Idiot Brigade still pined over Lucas and all she had to offer, albeit in lighter hints. They now kept their distance more often and made a notion to t
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He Said, She Said
Chapter 11: Defending the Undeniable
Ness stepped out of the shower, feeling fresh as a daisy. He expected Lucas to still be pretty cheesed off at him, so he didnt even bother thinking of any conversation. The moment he pulled the towel away from drying his face, he realized his roommate was nowhere to be found.
Youre getting worried about her again, arent you?
He wasnt worried, okay?! He was curious! She was mad when he last saw her, so there was no telling where shed gone, therefore, he was curious!
Denial, denial, denial. Is that your middle name or something?
He ignored his emotional pangs and fetched his still-drenched clothes from earlier, as well as Lucas dirty clothes from another corner of the room. It was well into the evening now, and the R.O.B.s would be around any minute to pick it up. Making sure his robe was tied to avoid any embarrassing displays, he opened t
He Said, She Said: Chapter 13He Said, She Said: Chapter 13 in Fan Fiction More Like This
He Said, She Said
Chapter 13: Speaking to the Undeniable
Seeing he was already caught, Ness was surprised to see how long it was taking to register with the other guys. What was this, an oil painting? Even Lucas was getting a little confused as to the six wide-eyed spectators at the door. He wasnt even sure if there were breathing anymore. Wouldnt it have hilarious if the shock was enough to send them into a state of upright rigor mortis?
Looking back to her, Ness could almost see the wheels turning in her head, trying to register the situation. Finally, she came to the realization that them seeing this was bad. Very bad.
Ah! she snapped up and covered herself with the sheet. Guys, before you say anything, its not
Unfortunately, the second she said this, the Idiot Brigade flew into a rage. Charizard and Pit were still stupefied.
He Said, She Said: Chapter 5He Said, She Said: Chapter 5 in Fan Fiction More Like This
He Said, She Said
Chapter 5: Seeing the Undeniable
What the hell was wrong with these people? Three months had gone by since the water-chugging incident and still, no one had even batted an eyelash at how oddly different Lucas was starting to act and look. Oh, and he wasnt even gonna start on the whole But we see him every day! How can we tell? theory. A blind, dead inanimate object could even see it.
First off, Lucas was a few inches taller than him now, and throwing in that hair made him appear to tower over his once equal teammate. Of course, Lucas wasnt that big, still appearing just as short and stubby in comparison with every-non kid Smasher, but he was practically a giant among his own kind. He stuck out like a sore thumb whenever they played around, kinda like the runt of the litter, except the total opposite. Oh, how unnerving it was to stand side-by-side and actually have to look up to him when spoken to.
A Friend In NeedMap in hand, the last and latest of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl roster stumbled through the halls of Smash Mansion, trying to figure out where he was. Hopelessly lost for what seemed like the 15th time, he continued walking, fearing hed never get to the main hall in time. He was already late, grudgingly dragging a small suitcase down yet another hallway. His troubled little mind began to imagine how angry everyone would be at his lateness, glaring at him for disrespecting them with his inadequacy. He could already feel his chances of making a good first impression go out the window...A Friend In Need in Fan Fiction More Like This
Distracted and distraught, he marched forward blindly until he accidentally walked in a large room, bumping into someone.
Oh! He jumped back, cowering. I-Im sorry! I didnt mean to...
"Huh? Oh, hello there," happily chirped a girl. He noticed she was wearing a name tag saying her name was Peach.
She flipped through papers on a clipboard. "I don
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He Said, She Said
Chapter 31: Kidnapping the Undeniable
...The room was thick with tension as Ness stood before Lucas, focusing his surprised gaze on the windowsill behind her.
Lucas knew. She knew about Paula, there was no doubting it. Paula wasn't a secret, she was never supposed to be. Mouth slightly agape in the darkness, Ness came to the chilling realization that he'd actually... forgotten about Paula. Not in favor of Lucas, but more like completely. The thought of her hadn't crossed his mind in weeks, months... But now Lucas knew, and there wasn't a damn thing he could do about it.
Hoping in vain he could explain the situation, he took a tentative step forward, causing Lucas to step back. His folder still in her hand, she clenched it tight, looking him over as if he was a criminal.
Finally, Lucas could no longer sustain her anger, mouth trembling as tears began streaming down her cheeks.
"Ness, why...?" she asked. "Why? Why didn't you tell me?"
"It's not wha
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He Said, She Said
Chapter 8: Pleasing the Undeniable
Morning, the bane of the nights existence, as it usually brought the worst news with it. Either that or someone whod just woken up who was trying to wake you up. Same difference.
Ness opened his eyes to see... absolutely nothing. Aw, crap! He was blind! All the stuff he saw and did last night was so hardcore, it blinded him!
Horrified, he jolted up, only to realize the obscurity was thanks to being snuggled in his beds cushion.
He sighed. Of course, the whole thing was a dream. It had that hazy, no-way-could-this-ever-happen feeling attached to it. Not to mention only bits and pieces came to mind. What a shame, too; what he could remember was awesome beyond belief.
Rubbing his eyes, he leaned over to get out of bed, instead, falling off a couch. He cursed loudly, awaking his partner.
...Well, he guessed last night wasnt a dream after all.
Lucas sat up, blinking a
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He Said, She Said
Chapter 20: Rectifying the Undeniable
Lucas squinted her eyes and swallowed as her stomach angrily told her she need to pay another visit to the toilet. It was only a slight nausea this time, so she hoped itd go away if she stayed perfectly still. Motionless in bed, she bit her lip and quietly, but heated, huffed and puffed in order to contain her morning sickness. The sickly feeling wavered up and down in its strength as she struggled to keep it down. Ugh, mornings were supposed to be calming and peaceful, and here she was, miserable with these stupid symptoms.
A soft moan escaped her as she reached down to massage her queasy tummy when her hand hit something else. ...She frowned and tried to decipher it, rubbing it up and down. Whatever it was, it was wearing clothes and almost as big as her...
...Gritting her teeth in fear, she slowly pulled back the covers and gulped, afr
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He Said, She Said
Chapter 1: The Undeniable Truth
"Normal", officially one of the worst ways to describe what was considered as such. Not one person, not one animal, not one thing in that place could ever take full advantage of this word. Ness didn't even consider himself normal; he was anything but. His friends weren't normal, his enemies weren't normal, and if you thought you were normal, then that officially proved your abnormality, as you were just flat-out crazy.
And yet, that's what everyone called nearly every day... Of course, they were wrong. And they'd continue to be wrong for as long as they could get away with it. But if there was one thing that was certain in those living quarters, from the battle-scarred walls, to the often-more-than-not urinated-coated floor, it was that Lucas had to be the furthest from normal than anyone else.
And this wasn't something that was expected, it was complete and total opposite. Lucas used to b