Circles On The SunCircles On The SunCircles On The Sun in Free Verse More Like This
In despair deeply red
And aching agony
I lay my bones to rest
Within memory of you
Instead of forgiveness
The feeling of guilt grows
Crayons use my hand to
Draw circles on the sun
Stars will not shine again
On rivers flowing back
To days of happiness
When pieces used to match
Almonds have bitter taste
Although their bloom smelled sweet
What hurts more than the truth
Struggling to break away?
Without...Without TimeWithout... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Running for life from a heart torn in two
Halves those by a rusty needle are sewn
Together and the void makes the string
Promising sweet oblivion to bring
But you my love be deaf to that voice
Of mermaids - traitors offering choice
Trust me - don't enter those stairs leading down
In shimmering visions they'll let you drown
You chasing seconds to keep young your face
Going further and further towards the scales
Me crying my heart out at the shore
I love the true you gone forevermore
Enter my garden full of golden trees
May your feet be caressed by smoothest green grass
Come, pick the fruits but don't forget, please
Heavenly pleasures also shall pass
Sweetness that you cannot resist but to taste
Once will become bitter and dull on your lips
Ever since all our kisses will just come to waste
Though ghost of your hands I still feel on my hips
Glittering branches those now give us shade
So that world does not disturb our love
Watch them go dry as the passion will fa
The Sixth DayThe Sixth DayThe Sixth Day in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
What if the sixth day was a huge mistake
Chariot of fire without a brake?
A vision gone wrong, attempt ruined by hand
Of the bad seed, the ungrateful man
The twisted breed hastening their own fate
Born of lust, then only brought up to hate
Shallow caskets given too much free will
Beasts on two legs always ready to kill
Heavens keep looking for righteous souls
But madness is getting out of control
Clock's ticking louder than conscience and fear
The horns are blowing when end's coming near
Night is hungry, graves are burning
The bell tolls for death returning
Its slaves will rise
To blind the eyes
Of filth been living in disguise
Seas are boiling, black ships sailing
Air infected plague retailing
For bribing fate
It's much too late
For hellhounds sins are tasty bait
Both earth and sky have their order sublime
While among people the only law is crime
Brother stabs brother, arms have no chance to rust
Flesh made of mud will soon crumble to dust
Divine miracle of soul bright a
Heartbeat Of A TreeHeartbeat Of A TreeHeartbeat Of A Tree in Free Verse More Like This
Your eyes reflect the day
Full of green and red silence
So similar to regular
Heartbeat of a tree
There's no place for love
In cuckoo's nest
And only a little of compassion in passion
Meant to just feed senses
For the world change is the driving power
And it drives me wild
To see you showing your true colours
You, the prey that hunts me to all edges of horizon
The forest murmurs,
Whimsical voices of fairies and wise men
A choir of timeless wannabe truths
Hit the soul more than the ears
While your hands lovingly caress
The dark side of the moon
Leaving me calm and happy
Right after faith was reborn
You carve a heart into bark
The skin bleeds amber
Fake honey imprisoning
More than the glow of sun
I ache inside just like that tree
But only 'till you say to me
With sweetness pain shall be repaid
And there's beauty in sacrifice
The colours may be getting dimmed
Through ephemeral human time
But trees they face much bigger storms
They'll make our heart safely outlast
False TunesFalse TunesFalse Tunes in Free Verse More Like This
In the noise of noble orchestra
I can't hear a single song
What's the point in arguing
With one who's never wrong?
So drown red roses in a vase
Put golden ball and chain around my neck
A prisoner you can't bring back
For they're not free to leave
Go, hurry to count my angels
And put price tags on their feet
Saving up for an alibi
For next time trust will sound retreat
Everything changes and so does fear
Of both leaving you and staying near
The tighter my corners are getting,
The wider appears the rest of the world
Silent NightSilent NightSilent Night in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There's something broken between us
The crystal bridge that bound our shores
It erupted and fell apart
In silence of the holy night
Majestic ice cubes shined so bright
Over the boiling lava stream
That flew on without compromise
Consuming love as it may seem
There's something frozen between us
Poor firmed water melted and cried
Its tacit tears dripped unwitnessed
Until they smothered river cruel
Left unable to find more fuel
For fire; world feels cold and dead
Like torch that forgot it once burned
It's dark, who'll take first step ahead?
Seeds Of IntricacySeeds Of IntricacySeeds Of Intricacy in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Time machine ticks on the wall
Thieves like puppets hang on trees
Happier days I recall
I comb my hair
With little care
About outer world's myseries
Songbird's tune stays trapped in cage
Internal storms to conceal
Eyelids rush to turn the page
Disarmed by cries
Feelings threaten to become real
Comprehension stops to rest
Pendulum may never flee
We can only do our best
Find will to breathe
Though winds do seethe
Spreading seeds of intricacy
The Past Will HauntCHENBEARD STARED THROUGH the transparent bottom of his bottle of Fire Wine, before placing it on the table and rubbing his tired eyes. It was rare for him to engage in the traditional pastime of drinking and he often discouraged it amongst his pirates. Yet, sometimes the weight of the world became a little too much to bear and he sought refuge from his memories in the comfort of a drunken stupor. Hello darkness my old friend, he muttered quietly to himself, it's so good to be with you againThe Past Will Haunt in Short Stories More Like This
"Well, well, look at our glorious leader," hissed the spirit known as Sadako; she was one of the more violent and assertive spirits that had been bound to Chenbeard during his initiation into the spirit flame of Midnight. "Look at yourself; the great Pirate Lord of the Galbin Coast is nothing more than a simpering weakling and coward!" She snarled viciously, spitting the last word as though it were poison. "You disgust me-"
As The Skies PartedAs The Skies Parted:As The Skies Parted in Free Verse More Like This
As the clouds in the skies parted and fire rained to the earth
The soft keening of the voices trapped within the abyss
resounded throughout the empty plains, as the world prepared itself
to meet a fate no worse than complete and utter oblivion.
The waters turned red with blood and bubbled with a poisonous brew
Whilst the creatures of the mountains, mutated into vicious monstrocities
A pall of darkness, settled around the Earth like a cloak of shadows
and in its grip we knew the true fury of a God gone mad.
Hundreds were slain by the rocks that pummelled the ground
As they fell from the heavens like burning stars of rage and anger
Thousands more fell to the plagues unleashed upon the people;
For famine and sickness claimed far more than the flame and stone...
All this, was contained within a magical snowglobe
A special artifact presented to the crew-member named Reaper
On a special day known as his birthday...
It was a gift from the Captain, forged with the m
Pauper's DreamsPauper's Dreams:Pauper's Dreams in Free Verse More Like This
The dry autumn leaves
Are like the dreams of the poor
Crunching beneath feet...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 30th April 2012
Knight RunKNIGHT RUN:Knight Run in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
THE KNIGHT FINDS himself running through the ancient corridors of the Kardian basilica. He can hear the echoing cackle of the Graven Witches as they swoop down and swipe at him with their bird-like talons. The Knight is panting and he does not see a way out of this maze. In his hands, he holds a precious crystal that once belonged to his Lord, Magtherion D'Legato, a well-respected aristocrat from the City of Bandine. The Knight is out of options and though the Gods may damn him for breaking his vows, survival becomes his priority. He opens a wound in his chest, quickly carving a hold large enough for the crystal and ignores the fiery pain and gushing fountain of blood that is sprayed over the ground by the force of his rapidly beating heart. In desperation, the Knight slams the crystal shard into his wound and immediately loses consciousness.
Engage syno-shift, creature signature recognised. Welcome to CORTEX. User registration: Lifeform
Knight Run 3USER THERE ARE currently three targets remaining, it is recommended that we destroy them quickly.Knight Run 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sidric's eyes were immediately directed upward, and tiny fiery circles were used to highlight the positions of the three remaining witches. They swooped and dove in confusing patterns, but with the fiery circles surrounding them, it was almost too easy to track their movements. "How best should I deal with them?" he asked, hoping that the voice guiding him would volunteer more information.
User, I recommend using the cannon; it will be easy to shoot them down from afar.
Sidric thought about this and then asked another question, "Can this weapon penetrate their hide and will it fire fast enough to prevent them from dodging?"
I have calculated a 75 percent hit ratio if you fire from your current position.
"How do I increase this?"
I recommend m
SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 3SANGUINESANGUINE Chapter 1 - 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A tale of vampires, twists and delusions, by Chen Yuan Wen
Chapter 1: The Smiling Devil
Release Three: Pages 7 9
THE GRYPHON DRIFTED slowly to the ground just outside Canterbell castle and with the orb the Bishop had given her, Lina unleashed a beam of light that tore right through the illusion surrounding the area. It acted almost like a knife, cutting a jagged gash through the magical curtain and revealing the castle that lay just beyond its shimmering surface. The ruined appearance of the place was indeed a perfect cover because the structure that Lina beheld with her eyes was nothing like the dusty ruins she had witnessed previously. Instead, she noted that the fortress was mighty and imposing, for its walls were perfectly polished and kept in full repair. The stones that made up the castle's body however, were markedly different from those used in construction of human fortresses or temple monasteries. Instead, these stones seemed to be almost metalli
SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 4SANGUINESANGUINE Chapter 1 - 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A tale of vampires, twists and delusions, by Chen Yuan Wen
Chapter 1: The Smiling Devil
Release Three: Pages 10 14
Lina pushed aside the proffered pastry and she felt her mood beginning to sour. It was as though her emotions had begun flowing in reverse and she began to grow angry. What am I doing talking politely with a demon, she wondered to herself. "I'm tired of your games Sanguinus, we should be fighting! You are a demon and I am a Paladin of the White Lady. Even for us to be engaging in conversation is heresy and so we must do battle. Draw your weapon and face me!" She hefted her hammer into a combat stance, as if to emphasize the point.
Sanguinus put his hands up and shrugged in an almost bored fashion, "I haven't a weapon to draw milady and if your honour would be so sullied by attacking an unarmed opponent who is not even interested in battle; then it would seem that you
Gangsta PiratesGangsta Pirates:Gangsta Pirates in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Come here and sit tight, I'll tell you bout the pirating life
It's like we're living on the edge gun-pointed and knife!
See the killer crews stabbin'; the looters start grabbin'
All the little gubbins and bits, the girls are nabbin'!
Rollin' through the seas in a ship that is black,
You asked me for my cannons but you saw I was stacked!
Forty-two, I got em on the prows and sides,
We be the pirates rollin' with the heat on our ride.
Like a tippin' iceberg yeah our crew is tight.
We raidin' merchant ships deep in the dead of the night.
See I'm a ghost-like killer, soul to the swiller,
To think I would have been the son of a miller.
No grains in my coach, just treasure that's fat.
I got me ten trunks full and a chest in the back.
Now we headin' to the seas cause we bury it right?
Ya ain't gonna find where we it put it aight!
No maps, no clues,
We don't touch the booze.
You won't find my treasure
Cause I ain't gonna lose...
"Now then, which ye scurvy dogs remembe
VinashukaThe cloud that forms above the burning wastesVinashuka in Free Verse More Like This
Hints to many that the dying world breathes.
Beneath the empty morrow that holds the shattered
glass, I see myself whispering 'Vinashuka'.
Cold muttered voices tonguing the edge of my sanity
The creeping walls denote the loss of my inner being
Lick the paper that cuts the tongue into a myriad
of pieces and once again whisper 'Vinashuka'.
But my words will fall on deaf ears and I'm tempted
to once again open myself for torture. For perhaps
the endless grief with which I give myself meaning
will form into the bloodied words of 'Vinashuka'.
This single whispered temptation, a solitary lie
amongst thousands of truths, a comforting security
that tells me I'm alive-
Is simple called 'Vinashuka'.
Now I feel like biting this flopping tongue
This worthless condemnation of meat and drool!
It gibbers endlessly and drives me to madness
A madness known as 'Vinashuka'
Chen Yuan Wen, 24th May 2012
SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 5SANGUINESANGUINE Chapter 1 - 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A tale of vampires, twists and delusions, by Chen Yuan Wen
Chapter 1: The Smiling Devil
Release Five: Pages 14 - 17
Sanguinus seemed to size up the creature that was in possession of Lina's body. He considered its experience, its possible choices of action and most importantly its weaknesses. For the time being, the creature looked to be competent with the war hammer, at least to the degree of Lina's natural skill. Sanguinus had no doubt that it would have absorbed her knowledge, but the key to his victory lay in the extent to which the creature was able to use the knowledge it had usurped. Sanguinus intended to test this immediately and in an expression of his excitement he flashed a wide grin toward the creature, showing off his razor sharp canine teeth. "Shall we enjoy this dance then?" he smiled, before letting out a cry of power and leaping high into the air. "Huah!"
The creature smirke
Innocence (73)Tired of mumbling when they mention your name-Innocence (73) in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Desperate, longing, to simply be sane.
Want to be free, to dance with the wind
No longer thinking what we had was sin.
Used to be open, carefree and young
Long before we knew how love truly stung.
Now so broken with patches and scars,
Thinking this plan has never been ours.
Sure there's a reason for every small tear,
But gratitude is something you will not find here.
Give it some time, let memories build up
Don't think about all the days now corrupt.
Oh to be innocent like I once was,
To answer my questions with words like "Because"
Without having to worry about things in the past...
Not really wondering how long we would last.
Singing the Same Old SongVerse 1Singing the Same Old Song in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I'm standing on stage with my band all the rage,
Singing my heart out tonight
Feeling the push and shove of the music
And everything feels all right.
But looking down into the crowd
I know you're staring back at me-
And I want you to think that I'm so happy
It was my choice to leave.
And there you go, dancing slow
To that song I wrote about you and me...
What can I do when I still sing for you
And you're no longer there to hear?
When our love song keeps playing on
And you're long gone?
Should I move away- Just not play,
Leave fame far behind
Or do I simply go on,
Singing the same old song?
Surrounded by these people
Everything feels fine-
With a future right in front of me,
A perfectly straightening line.
But I can't tell,
Is this a form of Hell?
'Cuz you're no longer here
Next to me...
You were my inspiration,
The source of all captivation
And I don't know why you
Now what we had is gone and dead
Still I can't get
A ThreadA Thread in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When the bell had finally rung and I had flown from my seat, I reached the front of the school in what had to have been a record time. I paused for a moment and cleared myself, then slowly opened the doors and stepped out.
Not even twenty feet away was a small blue car jam-packed with people.
As the window rolled down and his face appeared, I tried not to panic as I realized he expected me to get inside.
He called for me and gestured that there was plenty of room.
Feeling my hands and legs trembling, I tried not to show the nervousness building up inside.
Not even glancing at the other people in the car, I quietly asked where I was supposed to sit. I heard a quiet snicker as he told me there was room on his lap.
Feeling my face turn bright red I looked away. I didn't want him to realize how impossible that would be for me. So I started to give an excuse, some reason that it just wouldn't work out today.
But even as the words left my lips I hoped he would ask.
I wanted to know that h
The SparkThe Spark in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As I looked up from my spot on the couch I noticed that he was watching me. He caught my eye, and smiled from the kitchen table. I felt myself blush and look away. Waiting was something I had always hated in my past, but with him it was effortless. I knew he was worth it.
I turned back to my book as the steady sound of his pencil against the paper resumed. While I let my eyes scan the page in front of me I realized I couldn't focus. All my body was on alert, but it wasn't because of the story in front of me- it was the story that could be.
Shutting my book I leaned back against the cushion and closed my eyes. Instantly I saw him, smirking, frowning, laughing, and just being completely... Perfect. Without realizing it I sighed, putting all my longing into one audible breath. I wondered if he noticed and strained to hear him, but my own breathing was the only sound in the room.
Disappointed that he had left without saying goodbye, I finally opened my eyes.
I turned to
I'm My Own GhostI'm still in a violet haze,I'm My Own Ghost in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Lost in the murmur of yesterdays.
Making a countdown of all the years
Tired of constantly fighting the tears.
My life moves on but my heart does not-
It refuses to simply be caught.
Remembers soft touches, a brush of a cheek
So many things that make it feel weak.
"Own person, own life"; They say it is mine
But right here is where I draw the line.
I gave it to him and he took it to keep,
He is who he is, for you sow what you reap.
Ghost, they call me, for so I am
Nothing more than the common man.
Now I lay me down to die,
So another is born and here I will lie.
Pain's Obsession (7)I wonder, do they see?Pain's Obsession (7) in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This sadness inside of me
Does it scream out from my eyes;
Should they even be surprised?
When every time they say his name,
I feel this quiet aching pain
How could they notice the way I turn,
Shying away from the age old burn.
Trying to smile, to be happy- Whatnot,
Yet tiredly fighting the urge to be caught.
If I would scream and howl and shout,
Would they even turn about?
The memories that haunt me day and night
Are something I've given up trying to fight-
Indeed, I wish to remember his face...
And yet it's gone, it cannot be placed.
When everyone 'round me has forgotten the past,
Each time it is mentioned I try not to gasp.
I want to be free from memories' old snare
To look at the pain and find it not there.
For surely in hurting I am making a choice,
To stifle my cries, to silence my voice
In a strange tangled way this type of depression
Is making this pain a certain obsession.
HushTHE hidden name behind this faceHush in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The memories that time cannot erase.
Things no one wants to know,
Are things I whisper, quiet and low.
THINGS that may not seem much-
A gentle hand, her soothing touch.
Mistakes and choices that they made,
The red inside this burning rage.
I'LL wonder when I lay at night,
Who'll be there to hold me tight?
My heart longs to rise, to grow
To seek the answers I'll never know.
NEVER is what I hear at your name.
A hush, a whisper- Oh, quiet pain
You surround me all day long,
You are the music, but he is the song.
TELL me no secret and tell me no lie-
Don't say you love me, for I cannot reply.
My heart is tucked in a bottle away
It screams the words that I'll never say.
Hungry (97)When I gave myself to you,Hungry (97) in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You promised that you were true,
But now that you've left me
I wonder now, how it could be?
What should I call this new found addiction?
Evil, Sinful, Exciting?
Oh what strange, wry contradiction...
You need time to clean out your attic
But freedom, love, cannot come without cost.
So here I am- Psychosomatic,
Yes dear, my appetite is lost.
Don't Say a Word (71)Hush little darlingDon't Say a Word (71) in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Don't say a word.
I'm about to tell you
Something no one's heard.
It's not quite a story-
It's not quite a lie
Yet the characters inside it
Have always been mine.
Once upon a morning,
Twice upon a dream-
Never trust the blind men
They're never what they seem.
I know that I've scared you,
I know you want to hide
But it is now a part of you-
It's written deep inside.
Quiet precious secret,
You can't say a word.
Quickly fly away now,
Silent as the-
Forget Me Not BlueVerse 1Forget Me Not Blue in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
We were once a fairy tale
There was no castle we couldn't scale
And I was told you were the one
By a daisy in the sun
But since you're long gone
I don't know why I'm still holding on
And as you learn to move on
I pray you think about me too
And I hope my eyes
Are forget me not blue
Through the sun and the rains
I'll just quietly go insane
I wonder if I'll ever find
A stable peace of mind
Oh my daisy friend-
Will the questions ever end?
And as you learn to go along
I'll sing this song about you
And hope my eyes
Are forget me not blue