Burglary: A Haiku SuiteYou disturb my sleepBurglary: A Haiku Suite in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Words crawling under my skin
They are parasites
I see you in clouds
Checkered green and beige and black
Wind breaks you apart
For once I'm not bruised
Crystal skin unblemished but
My heart is missing
FrozenWhen the snow starts fallingFrozen in Free Verse More Like This
It buries the roads
And we lose our way completely.
We drive off onto sidewalks
And across playgrounds
And into and out of and away from
BlushI can still feel your arms around my waistBlush in Free Verse More Like This
My dress the color of
High school crushes
Your smug and admiring smile
Head to ToeIcy fingers clenchHead to Toe in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Tight around her narrow throat
Once more with feeling
She couldn't shake the
Feeling she looked prettier
Covered in secrets
FlamesPrecipitation, in any form, reminds me of you.Flames in Free Verse More Like This
Your figure is outlined in the rain
And I see you in snow angels
And slippery sheets of ice.
And you shower me in debris and sparks.
I am still convinced you are a star
Because when I am close to you
I Have Too Much RespectFor the deadI Have Too Much Respect in Free Verse More Like This
So I put out my cigarette
On her shiny black gravestone
And I pretended her name
Was etched into the rock
The lord is my shepherd
Was carved in the plate
I laughed smoke from my lips
And imagined his handhold
You called it rebellion
I called it rebirth
We wandered the Lakewood
You brought out my laugh.
Sisters?"Yes you are," said Elspeth.Sisters? in Sketches More Like This
"No we're not," said Nissa.
"You two have to be," replied Elspeth.
"She has green skin," Nissa said.
"So," said Elspeth.
"She's a zombie," retorted Nissa.
"And your dead on the inside," smiled Elspeth.
Nissa Revane glared angerly at Elspeth Tirel.
"She has organicly infused metals in her body," said Nissa.
"Well, you have the heart of a golem," Elspeth said just as Karn walked by.
"Hey," Karn began, "some of us do have feelings you know."
"Oh! Sorry Karn," said Elspeth.
"So what are you two talking about?," asked Karn.
"One second Karn," Nissa started, "I'm from Zendikar, she's from Mirrodin."
"You were BORN on Zendikar. You might be mirran. Your parents could have been mirran planeswalkers," smiled Elspeth.
"No they weren't," replied Nissa.
"But what if they were and you were born on Zendikar, but they left you and you were adopted by another elf family," said Elspeth, still smiling.
Nissa closed her eyes, shook her head, and sighed. Karn looked at Nissa,
What The? Part 4 of 4 Elspeth and Ria came to a cave-like opening in one of the Tangle's huge trees.What The? Part 4 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"We need to go in there, Koth and Melira are waiting for us to arrive," said Elspeth.
As Ria and Elspeth entered the cave, Elspeth drew her sword and cast a spell on it causing it to glow to illuminate their surroundings. After walking down in the cave for about fifteen minutes, Ria and Elspeth came to a fork. The left branch was dark and continued downward, the right branch was dimly lite and had a sign above it. Elspeth and Ria were unable to read the sign because it was written in Goblin.
"We go right," said Elspeth.
As they walked down the tunnel, the light got brighter and a pink and yellow silk sheet hung over what looked like a doorway. Ria pushed the sheet out of her way and entered. Elspeth followed. Inside, Ria was quite surprised to find racks of shirts and dresses, s
Primal WussUrabrask was overseeing the processes of the furnace layer of New Phyrexia when there was a flash of blue light. Urabrask turned around and saw a muscular man, wearing an old helmut.Primal Wuss in Sketches More Like This
"Urabrask, praetor of the furnaces of New Phyrexia?"
Urabrask stared at the man for a moment before he replied:
"I am Garruk Wildspeaker," the man began, "and I've come looking for you."
Urabrask was surprised but he hid it from Garruk.
"I am one of the greatest hunters of the multiverse," Garruk began, " I've hunted the greatest beasts each world had to offer and I always showed my dominace."
Garruk grinned at Urabrask and said:
"I challenge you! I challenge you to put forth your most fearsome beast, that way I can show you that it is I who is to be feared."
Urabrask took a step back, comtemplating Garruk's challenge. He then looked up to Garruk and, in his gruff voice, said:
From behind Urabrask came a little four legged creature. The little Furnace Scamp was a black ashen color
What The? Part 1 of 4Elspeth Tirel rode across Mirrodins's battle scarred Glimmervoid. Her Chrome Steed bore many scratches, dents, and knicks from their many phyrexian run-ins. She finally reached an Auriok encampment on the edge of the Razor Fields. Elspeth dismounted and went over to the nearest person and asked:What The? Part 1 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"Where is the Hero of Bladehold, Ria Ivor?"
"Standing behind you," came a voice from behind Elspeth.
Elspeth turned and came face-to-face with a woman with short white hair.
"I'm Ria Ivor."
"I'm Elspeth Tirel. Koth sent me to find you. He and Melira need your help at the Tangle."
After a few moments Elspeth and Ria were off riding toward the Tangle. Several hours past with no sign of the phyrexians. As they continued on, Ria spotted a dark shape.
"Elspeth, wait!," Ria called out.
"What is it? What's the matter?," asked Elspeth.
Ria dismounted her Chrome Steed and ran over to the dark shape. Elspeth followed her. As soon as she reached it, Ria picked up the blackened disk. Elspeth saw the disk R
What The? Part 3 of 4Ria continued to laugh as she and Elspeth made their way through the phyrexianized Tangle.What The? Part 3 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"I can't believe that just happened," said Elspeth.
"Obliterators are intimidating, not smart," laughed Ria.
As Elspeth and Ria continued on, a Plague Myr dashed across their path. Seconds later there was a rumbling. Elspeth and Ria ducked for cover as a Spine Biter came charging by, chasing after the Plague Myr.
"That reminds me. Elspeth, we have to be extra careful here. Predation rules the Tangle. There will always be something hunting something," said Ria.
Elspeth nodded in agreement. Moments later, the Spine Biter came running back, not even noticing Ria and Elspeth, as though it was running for it's life.
"That thing is huge, what possibly could be it's predator?," asked Elspeth.
"There is always something bigger," replied Ria.
As soon as Ria finished speaking, the Plague Myr came running by, swinging a Darksteel Axe wildly, as it chased after the Spine Biter.
"I stand corrected," said Ria.
What The? Part 2 of 4Elspeth and Ria were able to see the Tangle on the horizon. As they rode closer, the ground began to rumble. A sharp spear-like tendril shot up out of the Glimmervoid and ran through the neck of Ria's Chrome Steed. The tendril violently shook the steed, throwing Ria to the ground. Elspeth's Chrome Steed became scared and threw her as well. Next to where Elspeth landed, something began to push through the ground.What The? Part 2 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"A Pith Driller! Elspeth, move!," cried Ria
Elspeth scrambled to her feet and ran over to Ria Ivor.
"We're close to the Tangle, we have to make a run for it," said Elspeth.
As Elspeth and Ria made a run for it, the Pith Driller finally made it through to the surface where it released several Phyrexian Obliterators. The Obliterators gave chase, moving at a blindingly fast speed. Elspeth and Ria had reached the border of the Tangle and the Glimmervoid when the Phyrexian Obliterators surrounded them. As the Obliterators closed in on them, Ria got an idea.
"Hey Elspeth, watch this,
You, my FaithEvery day is trying,You, my Faith in Free Verse More Like This
Someone always dying,
But I found faith to live,
Something to just give.
My chain broken,
My heart spoken,
The truth to see,
This is the real me.
You helped me through it all,
You, dark, handsome and tall,
You, my faith in me,
You, my baby.
And thank you,
For being true,
Unless I die,
I'll never say goodbye.
Flying MindLet the mind be free,Flying Mind in Free Verse More Like This
And me be me,
Watch as I scorch the sky,
As my creativity flies by.
Understand that art is everything,
Whether music, drawing or something,
Let my mind just wonder,
Not just hide under cover.
Now my eyes are open to see,
What I can really be,
So open my wings to fly,
Into the afternoon sky.
Let my mind fly free,
As high as can be,
And watch what I can do,
Without any help from you.
Lesson of LoveHere's a lesson we can all learn,Lesson of Love in Free Verse More Like This
The laws of love are very stern,
If you really do love that one guy,
Then you will never be that shy.
If that girl is your one and only,
Then you will fall for her slowly,
Cause to rush forward is scary,
And you want her to be gay and merry.
If love was as easy as the stories tell,
Earth would not be such a hell,
Because then peace would reign,
And my life would not be feign.
Go BackOnce you two were good friendsGo Back in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Than you started dating
But then it came to an end
Never to look back again
Y'all stopped talking
No more texting
Not even e-mail
Or a simple phone call
For days at a time
You just walked on by
No hi or hello
Just kept your heads down low
So why did you do this
Your just being stupid
You two were once friends
Why can't you go back to that
But no it has to be just constant fighting
That's all you two respond to
But what you two don't understand is
No matter what happens
You can just end this
But no what you choose
Is to give each other more abuse
By what you do and say
Why can't you give it a break
Eventually you did
You two were friends again
But that didn't last long
Those 4 months were over and gone
And it went back to
All the constant fighting
That's just all you two respond to
But what you two don't understand
Is that no matter what happens
You can end this
So why do you just lash out at each other
Just go back to the beginning
Go back to when you two
LonelyEverywhere I look I see couplesLonely in Free Verse More Like This
Holding hands, Holding each other
Everytime I see it I hurt
You can't see it but it's there
Everytime you look at me I'm this happy, easygoing, weird person
But you don't see what I really am inside
I'm shy and you know that
I'm weird and you know that
I'm here when you need a shoulder to cry on and you know that
I'm someone you can talk to when you want someone to listen and you know that
I'm there for you when you need me the most and you know that
But what you don't know is how lonely I am
Yes I joke around and hang out with my friends
But only when they invite me or I'm at school
When I'm at home it's a whole new story
I lock myself in my room for hours with nothing but music
It's gotten to the point where my family forgets I'm home
They think I'm at my dads or friends house but I'm not
I may look like the person who can fight back if you hurt me
I won't though
If i ever do get in a fight I probably will let them beat me up
I don't like to fight
King Of DemonsKing Of Demons in Free Verse More Like This
Once upon a time
There lived a lonely boy
And all through the night
He would run on home
For he was being chased
By the king
But he wasn’t just any king
He was the king of demons
The king wanted this lonely little boy
To join his army
And to make it his new home
But the boy refused and ran to safety
He failed to make it home
So this lonely little boy
From a small village
Blew up in smoke
The king of demons struck once again
The greatest fear of this small village
And once the king was gone
The people came on out
Like nothing ever happened
But what they fail to realize
The lonely little boy
With those dark and frightening eyes
Was lurking in the shadows
Waiting to strike
To perform the late kings deed
And burn the village down
Down to the ground
I Love You, DaddyDaddy, please don't touch me.I Love You, Daddy in Free Verse More Like This
It doesn't feel good.
It makes me feel..
Daddy, please don't hit me.
I didn't mean to disappoint you.
When you hit me, it makes me feel...
Daddy, please don't hurt her.
Mommy didn't do anything.
When you hit her, it makes me feel..
Daddy, please don't say you love me.
I know you're lying.
When you say you still want me, it makes me feel...
Daddy, please stop screaming at her.
You already killed her.
When you scream at her, it makes me feel..
Daddy, stay there.
Let me sink the knife into your throat.
When you bleed, it makes me feel..
Daddy, aren't you happy now?
As you lie there, lifeless.
I'm only following your footsteps.
This makes me feel...
Daddy, please listen.
I know you can't hear me, but...
I still love you.
The same way you always loved me.
And it makes me feel...
It makes me feel..
Attention Seeker"Attention seeker."Attention Seeker in Free Verse More Like This
As I slide the knife across my tongue
The poison resting in my lungs
Fighting till the war's been won
But you're right, this is all done for fun.
The rope around my neck as I pull it tight
The struggles I face as I die to fight
And slowly, I fade off into a dark night...
Goodbye, smiles, goodbye, light...
Dying, breaking, losing sight
Of all that's proper, all that's bright
With all my strength and all my might..
I mean, I do this for attention.. right?
Piano PlayingI am a pianistPiano Playing in Free Verse More Like This
And you are my piano, dear.
I play minuets along your ribcage,
Write love songs on your arms,
And press your vertebrae like keys
To let soft chords fill the empty space.
Your hairs are the resounding strings,
Your lips are polished brass pedals
That make everything loud and soft at the same time.
Kissing you makes the whole world shift up an octave.
I am a pianist
And you are my piano, dear
So let's write a duet in the dark.
Tarot CardsPick a card, any card.Tarot Cards in Free Verse More Like This
Their backs are glossy gold,
Swirled with moons and stars.
Run your hands across their surfaces,
Let their magnetic fields
Tug at your neutrons and draw you in.
Do you want to know your future?
I'll tell you, gladly
I'll sweep my eyes along your backbone
Ponder the red chambers of your heart
And lace your fingers up with mine;
Whisper in your ear
What the past has held for you
The present's secrets
And most of all, how time will pass not far from now.
Will your eternity mix with mine?
Shall we traverse each others minds
And twist our gazes like blue-black snakes?
Will the cards draw up what we both want to be-
I am the magician; I tell you only what you need to know.
I dance in starlit ballrooms
And hide my smile in the clouds.
You are the fool; your heart is blank.
You try to please me with silly love songs.
You are my little raconteur
Who whispers tales in my ear.
Let's sit down in front of my crystal ball
And peer into the murky depths.
Who knows w
Blood On The TracksThrow myself in front of a tube trainBlood On The Tracks in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On the London underground
There were women and children present
So I didn’t make a sound
And tears are for those who feel regret
But they’ll not forget the site
Of a man akin to their fathers
Bidding a fond farewell to life
Throw myself in front of a tube train
On the London underground
The King is dead so long live the Queen
She will suit my blood stained crown
May it drip through cracks in her conscience
May it clot within her veins
Causing atrophy to back muscles
So she’ll hang her head in shame
Throw myself in front of a tube train
One final symbolic act
A metaphor in mind on the platform
I stare down upon the track
My life’s as rigid as those steel beams
One direction with no thought
I wake to see the ‘mind the step’ sign
Doors open, but no ticket bought
19 Years OldI was just nineteen years old19 Years Old in Free Verse More Like This
When I cut myself in two
The boy I wanted them to see
And the boy they never knew
Hid my hollow bones away
I've been hiding ever since
Yes, you may see the odd smile
But only ever a glimpse
But my heart was never broken
It was born in several pieces
And with every passing year
The size of the segments decreases
I was just nineteen years old
When I died for the first time
I did not cope so well
With leaving my childhood behind
I didn't want to face up
To these wretched bent back blues
But will I give in to the struggle?
No, with respect I refuse
See my grandfather gave me
The stubborn heart of an ox
I will die before I collapse
A coward I am not
Past Our Dancing DaysA kitchen. MAN and WOMAN stand centre stage, in front of a counter with drawers. They are arguing as lights fade on.Past Our Dancing Days in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
WOMAN. Look. Its called a double suicide pact for a reason. I kill myself, and then you kill yourself.
MAN. Why are we doing this again? Do I have to kill myself?
MAN. I dont like the smell of blood.
WOMAN. So what?
MAN. I dont like iron either. Probably because iron smells like blood.
WOMAN. Shut up.
MAN. Dont tell me to shut up.
WOMAN. When you shut up, Ill stop telling you to shut up.
MAN. You shut up.
WOMAN. Youre stalling.
MAN. Am not.
WOMAN. Are too.
MAN. Am not!
WOMAN. Then do it.
MAN. You were going first.
WOMAN. It doesnt matter who goes first. Well both be dead.
MAN. Im hungry.
WOMAN. We just ate.
FateFate in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
A sunny day in the park. There is a single bench CENTRE stage. GOD is sitting on the LEFT side of the bench. He has long, white hair and a long, white beard, and is wearing a simple white robe. He is reading a newspaper. Enter PETER from the RIGHT. He is wearing black pants, leather shoes, a white shirt and a garish, comical tie. He is carrying a paper bag. PETER sits on the bench next to GOD, setting his bag next to him. He folds his hands and admires the weather.
PETER. Beautiful weather today.
GOD [focusing on his newspaper]. Mm-hm.
PETER. [Extending his hand] The name's Peter.
GOD [shaking PETER's hand]. God.
[GOD returns his attention to his newspaper.]
PETER. Um… God?
PETER. Not to be rude, but… your name is God?
GOD. I am God. Or at least I was God.
PETER. I… see.
GOD. You don't believe me.
PETER. Would you?
GOD. No. But it doesn't matter whether or not you believe in me.
Lost and FoundA shattered heart falls to the floor, dropped by the one who should have cared for it most.Lost and Found in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The pieces scatter in the wind, to fly alone in the abyss of darkness.
Hope, strength and love call out, desperately searching for the lost pieces.
Hope brings light to the darkness.
Strength never gives up and keeps hope alive.
And love, love is the only power on Earth that can withstand the loneliness and the pain of the darkness.
It is what makes the heart come home.
The Earth WizardA cloaked figure stood alone in the darkness. The only light was from the fire he was cooking on. The only sound heard in the hollowing silence was the crackling of the fire. Kaj stirred his stew when a snapping of twigs caught his attention.The Earth Wizard in Short Stories More Like This
Turning toward the emptiness, his body started to glow, not from the fire, but from the magic within. Kaj was a wizard, not the strongest, but that didn't matter. He knew spells to help protect him from foes hidden in the night.
"Kaj, it's me." A slender woman emerged from behind a tree. She wore a cloak to shield her from the chill. Her blonde hair fell to the middle of her back. Her smooth, pale skin glowed.
"Marjanna? You shouldn't do that." He lifted the hood of his cloak. His features matched hers. His hair coming to his shoulders looked uncombed.
"We don't have time to chat. We're in danger, brother." Marjanna was Kaj's sister. They both were born with the gift of magic and lived a life devoted to protecting those in need.
"What's this dange