A Simple StoryA Simple StoryA Simple Story in Short Stories More Like This
By Justin Shaffer
Jecht Isaac Blade, the Hero of Thanos, second born son of Ryoko and Zarrick Blade. This is a man that against all odds, survived against death and prevailed against the very essence of Chaos to be the Dragoon Avatar of Ryuukishin, Arch God of Balance.
Born in the year 2970 in the community of Dragoon Hold, he was assumed to die shortly after, if he made it even that far. Being half Dragoon and half Thanoian, the likelihood of a half breed to born during the Chaos month is highly unlikely. It's not sure how he survived, whether it was a will to live, the nurturing care of his parents, or the bound seal of chaos upon the back of his neck, none is sure but the fact he lived proved he was meant for great things in life.
He was a quiet and frail child until the age of five, being easy bruised from the simplest of grabs. It wasn't until then his true power started to show because this year of his life held a lot of development as he was given a small knife to
A Mystic's StoryA Mystic's StoryA Mystic's Story in Short Stories More Like This
By Justin Shaffer
Saina Gemini aka The Ice Mistress of Technology, a lesser known hero of Thanos but one of just as much worth of any that raised a sword at the dark forces. Born in the year 2973, she is the second born daughter of the Gemini family of the Ice Mystics. Born and lived in a small mountain village, one of three villages where the Ice Mystics reside, she was raised only knowing of the nomadic ways until she came across a broken radio that had been left behind by some hikers. Taking great interest in it, she tinkered with it for days until she learned how it worked, picking up on it almost immediately. She soon learned how to disassemble and reassemble it using crude tools she made from non melting ice. Saina would do this everyday until it eventually broke for good but whenever she fixed it, she would listen to broadcasts that would come in barely and be full of static. Curious of the outside world, she would imagine what life was like in the cities
TKP Ruination Ch. 8Chapter 8TKP Ruination Ch. 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was a collective gasp that rang through the crowds as Jurian looked on in stunned silence at the scene before him. Vendrick was floating between Idelisa and Argosia, her clawed hand embedded in his chest as he breathed shallow breaths, looking on angrily. “You will not harm Idelisa, I will make sure you die first,” he said as he gripped her wrist, holding her in place. She struggled to break free of his grip, wondering where this power was coming from and in a desperate attempt to break free, tried to claw at any of his insides she could reach. Vendrick cried in pain as Idelisa broke free, making a run for Seraphisa’s knife, calling out to Jurian to pull his attention away from the scene. Jurian blinked as he looked at Idelisa who pointed to Argosia with the knife in her hand as she got in position to throw it. Vendrick’s screams continued to echo out, no one willing to make a move until Idelisa yelled out, “You will die for your crimes tod
TKP Ruination Ch. 5Chapter 5TKP Ruination Ch. 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All was quiet in the town, the wind whistled through the town as no life was to be seen or heard as the crunching footsteps of the demon army marched through, destroying all in the way as they approached Thanesan castle. Upon the outer walls of the castle, stood Jurian with a red bandana upon his head with his arms crossed as he was entrusted with leading the army in the coming battle. He looked upon all the soldiers that had assembled for the coming fight, many veterans and novices stood in varying levels of armor and wielding what weapons they could gather. “Good people of Thanesan, I, Jurian of the Ursine Moon, stand before you as I we face the armies of Argosia. I won’t lie to you that we face Death like never before but I have the utmost faith in you. Follow your leaders and I’ll make sure that the Kingdom of Thanesan prevails this day!” Cheers erupted from the soldiers, moving into position along side the newly summoned warriors from the Sworn Br
TKP Ruination Ch. 1The Knight and Princess: RuinationTKP Ruination Ch. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By Justin Shaffer
Dedicated to Sarah Lindgren, my bff and muse
War, Death, and Destruction are companions in the cycle of life, living along side of Peace, Life, and Creation. These six aspects came at once during the battle of Thanesan Castle, a prophecy coming to fruition and a story coming to an end. With the sides of Seraphisa and Argosia rising to fight for the right of the reign of the land. As the heroes of this story rush home to land of Thanesan, time has passed and closer to a new life being born into the world but a great fear making itself evident in the carrier of the new life. After months of travel, they could see the castle over the horizon but their progress was stopped immediately by one loud cry and sharp pain ripping through Idelisa's body. A truth that no longer could be contained and would be told within this very intense and emotional moment.
A cry of pain rang out of the wagon, making Jurian nearly jump out of his ski
TKP Kinship Ch. 3Chapter 3TKP Kinship Ch. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They wasted no time in getting settled in at the inn, warming themselves up and bathing in the hot springs that were connected there. The two were resting peacefully in the warmth of the mix bath, Jurian letting his sore muscles getting a much needed reprieve from the hike up the trail. Idelisa was running fingers through his hair as she smiled, taking in his form, still admiring how strong he looked but was so gentle when he was with her. She eventually snuggled into him and looked up to him, "So, when are we going to look for Jal?" "I figure we can start tomorrow after we've gotten some proper rest," he said, not opening his eyes. "Sounds good to me, let's just savor this moment because this is magical." He let out a snort of laughter but understood completely, hating the cold himself. After soaking for a while, they got out as dinner was being served then resting for the night.
The next day, they were in the dining area, asking around about Jal of Winter's Hand, where he l
TKP New Horizons EpilogueEpilogueTKP New Horizons Epilogue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Time passed in the village, the crew of the Rose der Rache settling down there to rebuild after finding captives of the original village were found in an underground catacomb. Helping tend to them and rebuild from the destruction. Once everything had finally settled down, Jurian and Idelisa had sat down with James and Sierra to discuss what happened with Argosia to determine what should be done. With all the shards of Seraphisa's knife recovered but no luck in reforging the blade with the people in the village, it was decided the two of them should leave to find a worthy blacksmith to repair the blade. Taking a horse and wagon, they begun a journey towards the mountains, hearing tale of an exceptional blacksmith by the name of Jal of the Winter's Hand.
Jurian drove the wagon while Idelisa sat next to him, her head resting on his shoulder, resting softly. He had a smile on his face, occasionally looking to her and seeing her engagement ring upon her finger. His heart raced at t
TKP New Horizons Ch. 9Chapter 9TKP New Horizons Ch. 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jurian looked at her completely shocked, staring at her with his mouth hanging in disbelief at everything she just said. He then looked down at the ring, tears fighting to come out but reached out to her hand, his hand shaking as his heart slowly broke. He placed his hand on her's, holding her hand for a moment before taking the ring, feeling his world destroyed because of a lack of judgement. He looked at her, hugged her close and said, "I will always love you Ide, you are my soulmate. I'm so sorry I failed you." Jurian turned to leave the room, not looking at her as she watched him leave, tears falling as her heart broke at hurting the person she loved most. She curled up into a ball, crying her eyes out while Jurian walked away, gripped the ring to his chest while Mia watched from the shadows, smirking at her fortune and her eyes flashing red for a brief moment.
The ship started it's journey back towards Argosa, ready to confront Ika and her demon cult but tensions ran thi
TKP New Horizons Ch. 8Chapter 8TKP New Horizons Ch. 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You idiot, you're gonna get us killed!" yelled Doc as they pushed through the rising sand and dead that were returning to life. "What brilliant idea did you have for getting the dagger then?" said Jurian as they reached the stairs, letting the other two taking the lead and Jurian sending a shockwave of energy back at the undead that were following them up. They ran up to the door but found a block of sandstone had come down to trap them in. Doc was looking at Jurian angrily but then turned to Sierra who was knocking on the wall, hoping to find some sort of release. Jurian looked at the wall, pushing Sierra out of the way, placing his fist against the door. "What the hell are you doing? Let the rogue figure out the..." Doc was exclaiming as he looked at Jurian but was cut off after he cocked his arm back, punching the wall very precisely. There was an eerie silence as the wall just turn to dust, causing Doc to stand there slack jawed before they grabbed him, rushing up stairs
TKP New Horizons Ch. 7Chapter 7TKP New Horizons Ch. 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jurian held her close for a time until they eventually dropped anchor, not sure what brought this on but knew something wasn't right with her. "Love, is there something on your mind? You haven't acted this way since we had our first pregnancy scare." She took a step back, shaking her head back and forth vigorously. "No, there's nothing on my mind except my love for you. I'm just going to miss you while you're gone in the temple." It was a blatant lie but hoped that Jurian would be dense enough to believe her even though she wasn't very convincing in telling him that. Jurian grimaced, not really believing what she had said but didn't want to press the issue since she's always been open to him in the past. "Don't worry, according to Sierra, it should take only about a day at most. Apparently we're looking for a ceremonial dagger so it'll be your forte." He smiled at her, trying to give her the impression that he believed what she said.
She gave him a fake smile as Sierra and Do
3 AM MusingsI can't even3 AM Musings in Free Verse More Like This
To the same hairstyle for
An entire year-
Why did you
I would be able to commit to
Morning Sugar With Your CoffeeMy throat is a lark.Morning Sugar With Your Coffee in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Soft sung melodies faded
Into morning air.
Arms wrapped tight around my waist,
Sunrise dancing in your eyes.
To YouHoney Suckles. Tropical Storms.To You in Free Verse More Like This
"Me" and Christmas and Easter
and July and
Dog cages and Volkswagens and
lime green and sky blue.
And anxiety and lies
and endless rainstorms and
I Found Myself Against Your SkinMy lips were sewn togetherI Found Myself Against Your Skin in Free Verse More Like This
With clear, plastic fishing line.
It took years ‘a practice-
Pricked fingers, broken needles,
Spools and spools of that taut thread-
But years 'a beatin's leave scars
An' all true efforts pay off eventually.
If you hadn’t ‘ve met me-
If you hadn’t noticed the feel and taste
‘a processed petroleum threads
And determined yourself to figure out
What I really tasted like-
I think I’d ’ve been fine to keep it there.
The EndOur bed lay messy, unmade-The End in Free Verse More Like This
Encased in tangled masses of film,
Reel after reel playing recordings of memories
Of the same small, pink lips
Wide and open, grinning with
White enamel and shameless-
Of red hair-
Different shades, different hues
Different lengths over
Years and years andyearsandyearsand.
Of legs too pale from
Hiding behind denim for 18 birthdays,
Sprawled and stretched and lazy
Wrapping themselves around
Looking at the 45 mg pill of
Lead in my hand,
I think of the documentary
Woven deep into my mattress-
Showcasing every aspect of her-
“I’m sorry, Kiki.
I’m going to have to cancel that date.”
All You Have To Do Is SurviveToday was a Day.All You Have To Do Is Survive in Free Verse More Like This
My heart thrashed and
Snarled at its cage,
Gouging its claws deep
Into the marrow of its
And my muscles held fast,
Clung together to protect
My lungs- quivering and gasping
In their sorrow.
And my nerves shot me-
Pierced me straight through
My irrational torment
And forced me to remember.
I can do better.
This is not my end.
Today was just a Day.
Cold Saltwater on Skin in Early SpringHer eyes are an oceanCold Saltwater on Skin in Early Spring in Free Verse More Like This
Somewhere stuck between teal and midnight,
Because she can’t make up her mind,
And her hair matches her eyes
And her shell matches her contents.
She’s a wisp of smoke dancing
Along the cool breeze of Beltane’s eve.
Her euphoric allure- enticing-
Almost at your finger tips,
With a crown of woven lilac,
Clover leaves, and evening primrose
The gentile fading daylight
Flows across her skin like water from
The river she’ll push you into-
And just as your fingers
Think, ‘She’s ours’ -
'Cause, Baby, We're A Roller-coasterWe’re click- click- clicking-'Cause, Baby, We're A Roller-coaster in Free Verse More Like This
Up- up- and up-
At a 75 degree angle
Towards the Great Mystery.
As the tracks continue
A warm rush creeps down my spine
And outward towards my
Nervous, twitching fingertips that have
Lost themselves to their dance with yours.
Our eyes meet,
Our blood racing to everywhere,
And the sharp of my cheek
Slits my eyes into glittering almonds
And the afternoon sparks off from
Your day tinged teeth,
And we stall at the peak-
And we are weightless
During that briefest pause between seconds
And just as I fear we will lift away from it all,
We crash downward
And my heartbeat flutters in
A lost palpitation
And we scream
And my hands and my arms fly away
And we scream
And you laugh your triumph
And we scream
And our eyes are drawn together
AtAInterview transcriptAtAInterview transcript in Articles & Interviews More Like This
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Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have
Utter Lunacy...Utter Lunacy... in Free Verse More Like This
This is the true story of Luther Weems,
A shy and troubled man, afflicted
With paranoid schizophrenia,
He was also an artist quite gifted;
The doctors at the asylum agreed
To let him outside the grounds
And paint glorious landscapes
of the countryside around...
He wished to paint a night-scene
Called "Full Moon O'er The Valley"--
But grim Fate came for Luther Weems
As he wielded his brush that night;
A shaggy gray shape charged at him
Whilst his shrink ran off in fright!
Imagine the dread of a normal man
At the sight of a slavering werewolf:
To a man prey to hallucinations of dread
Such an encounter might strike him dead
Before ever a fang or a claw could strike--
But Luther, with a yell, grabbed his easel
And fought, though he screamed in terror at the fiend;
The monster was cheated of murder, though he bit
The flailing madman in the knee!
So Luther returned, much perturbed, to his cell,
Where his leg healed with uncanny speed...
But the following night, as the moon rose once more,
Heads Will Roll...Heads Will Roll... in Free Verse More Like This
My name is Cyril; I am,
Or was, assistant to Samson the executioner,
Master of the Guillotine
In the Place de la Concorde in Paris;
Samson has cut off the heads
Of king and queen, commoner and aristocrat--
He says they all chop the same, no blue blood,
It's all red...I can vouch for that;
I'm the lad who mops it all up
How I longed to pull the lever,
Bring the great blade down, hear the slicing snap
Of severed flesh and bone--I've often begged
My boss, but he always says NO...
I'd love to let the guillotine come down
On his fat neck, the pig!
One night I went down to Montmarte
And sat in a smelly tavern for a drink...
A woman came and sat with me, her face
Covered with rouge and powder; she wasn't
Young or pretty, but I bought her a bottle of gin
And joked and flirted with her as she drank...
"You want to see something exciting?" I asked,
And she leered and said she would...
I bought her another bottle and we went off
Through dark alleys, to the Pl
The Old Ones...The Old Ones... in Free Verse More Like This
Who were the Mound-Builders of Old,
The Ancient Ones, who dwelt in th' Isles
Before Celt or Roman, Pict or Saxon,
Came to found their mundane cities?
Great rings of stone, eerie henges,
Barrows and mounds remain, guarding lost secrets
And timeless dead, whose spirits
Haunt the interlopers to this day...
Elegy on Antinous...Elegy on Antinous... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I ponder the fate of a Bithynian lad,
Antinous by name, a beautiful boy
Who caught the eye of a Roman Emperor--
Hadrian, a temperate ruler, sober, modest,
Philhellenic in his tastes; a lonely man
Who saw perhaps in this exquisite youth
The youthful joy he had never known...
They traveled the Empire together,
Hadrian delighting in the wonder he saw
In the eyes of his young companion
To whom the Emperor showed the world;
All saw that Antinous was Hadrian's favourite
--O, venomous jealousy of an Imperial court!
Is that what happened in Egypt
When 19-year old Antinous drowned in the Nile?
Some said he sacrificed himself
In imitation of the cult of Osiris,
Or simple accident...I wonder!
Are there accidents in an Emperor's entourage?
Poor old Hadrian wept, heedless of his courtiers' contempt:
"An Emperor should not show such unmanly grief
For a mere Bithynian pretty-boy!"
Cruel servants! Cannot Hadrian be human, too?
What clearer measure of love than this,
That the sad
Mistress of Shadows, Full versionMistress of Shadows, Full version in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This is a brief synopsis of a tale I am working on; those of you who read and enjoyed "The Doom of Philo Necriac" were asking where that story came from--well, here it is!
The House of Ulalume was a dark and powerful clan that ruled the gloomy region of Valdemar, a province of the Hallowed Orman Empire; the aristocrats of the Empire were at best a rather sinister lot, but even among them the House of Ulalume was dreaded by all. Otranto Ulalume, thirteenth Count of the line, was a stern and implacable man, ruthless and ambitious; his son, Lord Politian, was of a similar stamp, and Otranto's brother Lord Ulric, a sly, subtle schemer and an expert in poisons; the Count and Lord Ulric had plans for the marriages of their children, and this is where my tale begins...
Count Otranto also had a daughter--the Lady Morella, his pride and joy, a slender, quiet, exquisite maiden of eighteen Octobers, with skin as luminous as moonlight upon snow an
The Belly-Button Monster...Creepity-creep at the top of the stair--The Belly-Button Monster... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You cannot quite see, but you KNOW that It's there;
The Creature that lurks in your navel by day,
When the old clock strikes Midnight, It crawls out to play!
It pulls the cat's tail in the middle of night;
The cat's angry yowl makes you jump up in fright
As the Monster slithers to the kitchen to feast
On the last of the ice cream, the wee greedy beast!
In the morning you wake with a tickly-crawl
In your belly-button--how does It fit there at all?
There are mysteries that we just cannot solve
As this weird funny planet round the Sun doth revolve...
Requiem For A Wanderer...Requiem For A Wanderer... in Free Verse More Like This
Whilst traveling through a tangled wood,
A minstrel lost his way;
He wandered down a path unknown
Until the end of day...
And as the twilight round him crept,
A ghostly Thing appeared
Upon the path in front of him--
The minstrel blanched in fear!
It was a specter tall and thin,
Wrapt in a long pale shroud;
A lantern held in a bony hand
As it floated o'er the ground...
The phantom beckoned: FOLLOW ME,
The minstrel heard it groan
In accents deep and hollow
As the sad sea wind doth moan...
Deep into that haunted wood
He was led by the ghost;
And as they went, the minstrel prayed
And gave himself up for lost...
But, Lo! The hellish trees gave way,
Before them lay clear night!
The minstrel blessed the specter
And apologized for his fright;
With a sigh he sallied forth
And plummeted to his death
Off a hundred-foot cliff down to the sea
Before he could take a breath!
Take heed from the foolish minstrel's fate:
Trust not a shrouded ghost,
And steer clear of the tangled woods
Where so ma
Erasmus CravenErasmus Craven in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am a sorcerer by trade,
Of grand distinguished lineage;
My father was Grand Master
Of the Order, such a privilege...
But I prefer to stay at home,
Practicing my magic--
I've not been well for two years
Since I lost my wife, how tragic!
A raven came to visit me,
In the bleak December:
He was a man turned to a bird--
He caused me to remember
That I had an obligation to
Stand up against the evil
Of sorcerers like Scarabus
In his castle so medieval...
We fought a duel of magic grim,
The old tyrant was bested,
And now I'm in my study again,
Quite refreshed and rested!
Poor Old Pompey...Poor Old Pompey... in Free Verse More Like This
At Pharsalus a Legend died,
A reputation built not so much
On substance as on luck,
Which at last ran out...
Gnaeus Pompeius MAGNUS,
Self-styled "The Great",
A solid, sober, pompous
Sulla's youngest hit-man, long ago
But growing more respectable as he aged;
Cruel Fate! To have his glory
Eclipsed by his younger father-in-law!
Poor old Pompey...
The Conscript Fathers backed him up
Until he lost
That battle of Pharsalus;
Ageing erstwhile Hero, shipping off
To Egypt for a loan
From the son of King Ptolemy
His old friend...
But sons of old friends
Are not to be trusted;
Through Pompey's vitals
A sword was thrusted!
His head put in honey,
That wasn't too funny...
Even Caesar wept, and sighed
"Poor Old Pompey."
Panoply Of Wraiths...With lordly tread the phantoms walkPanoply Of Wraiths... in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The midnight halls and stairs
Of lofty ornate palaces
Where no one living dares
Disturb the ghosts of emperors
Who o'er the night hold sway,
Relinquishing their power only
At the early light of day...
The wraiths of ancient kings do ride
The moaning twilight sky
Upon gray ghastly wing-ed steeds
That endlessly shall fly
Above the silent sleeping world
Until the sun doth die...
Letter~ * Letter * ~Letter in Settings More Like This
"I've been looking for you. Got something I'm suppose to deliver. Your hands only." ~ a courier riding a Palomino mare seemed eager to get rid of the note he had for me.
"Thank you. Here is some gold for your journey." ~ I traded 200 gold for the letter. I had been expecting it and I knew that I would have to pay the courier. It didn't bother me though; soon enough I would have more gold than I could spend.
"Have a good day."
"Have a safe journey." ~ my reply was short and simple. I was not known to be a caring person. I only cared about a select few people.
The Palomino mare quickly turned around and took off at top speed. The courier was gone and it was safe to open the letter.
I cautiously opened the letter fearing that I messed something up on my last mission. I already knew I did but I was worried that my superiors knew as well. They taught me well but I was almost caught. They would be furious when they found out that I almost failed my mission.
As I unfolded the p
Interactive Story Part TwoI followed Benedict who seemed to be leading the way like a wolf following a scent. We were traveling along long forgotten paths in the woods. Benedict's horse seemed to have some issues jumping over things at the speed we were traveling. When we had slowed down to a walk, I had questioned Benedict about why these paths were better than the main roads but he didn't answer me. I didn't know where we were headed but he seemed to have a place in mind so I followed his lead.Interactive Story Part Two in Settings More Like This
Suddenly Benedict turned off the small path and onto the main road.
"Benedict! Where are we headed?" - I couldn't take not knowing any longer. I was ready to go my own way if he wouldn't answer me this time.
"Relax. We are almost there. We are headed to an Inn." - I wasn't sure what seemed different about him but his voice sounded much better. How long was he in that prison cell? Did the air in the prison cell damage his voice that much?
"How much longer? I am tired and we have been traveling for over a day!" - I was t
Ready to Say GoodbyeHe'll find me, hiding from you,Ready to Say Goodbye in Free Verse More Like This
away from the pain and poisons too.
You rotted my brain and filled it with doubt
and now I finally see that I'm better off without.
Without you and your stupid games
that only bring lies and emotional pains.
And now I'm ready to say goodbye.
Your TruthThey do not know the truth about you.Your Truth in Free Verse More Like This
That it the way you want it.
But then one day you mess up.
They start to learn the truth.
You go into destruction mode.
Then you slowly kill them until they need you.
You murder their reputation
You mutilate their dreams
You leave their families in complete devastation.
And after all is said and done,
You leave them to suffer in the pain that you caused.
Waiting for your next victim.
Linghtning + ThunderI was laying in my bed with fear slowly creeping its way into every inch of my body as the image of the storm from earlier reminded me that the storm was coming. I tried to bury myself in my blankets and sheets but that only made me feel trapped; causing me to feel worse.Linghtning + Thunder in Settings More Like This
It wasn't long before the storm was surrounding the whole palace.
A huge crack of thunder crashed and caused my whole room to shake. I quickly leap out of my bed and tip-toe-ran out of my chambers. I was silent across the marble floors. I headed for the closest and most familiar chambers to my own.
I knocked on Nathaneal's door. No answer. I knocked harder on Nate's door. Still no movement inside. There was a huge flash of lightning and an even louder crash of thunder than what initially scared me out of bed. I knocked even harder on Nate's door as the panic caused me to start crying. Finally the door opened, but not before I almost fell due to the unexpected opening.
Nate was so exhausted from all of the day's events
Chapter Two Part One: The Twins~~~ Chapter Two Part One: The Twins ~~~Chapter Two Part One: The Twins in Settings More Like This
I made it to the edge of town a little before midday. The journey took longer because I had to stop a few times because I wasn't used to riding a horse.
I noticed an Inn with a stable and decided to stop there and rest for a while, so I dismounted Sahara and started walking. I adjusted my Vieran ears so they were hidden by my hair. I had to look normal and since I didn't know what awaited me I might as well hid my ears. My walk was a little unorthodox because I had been riding for so long.
As I walked towards the Inn, a woman approached me.
"Do you wish to stay here? If so, we have a pasture for you to put your horse. Our Inn is open to all travelers." -She looked like she was about the same age as me.
"If that isn't a problem. I need a place to stay and I think here will do."
"Let me lead your horse to the pasture. After I get your horse settled I will come and help you with whatever adjustments you need." -she reached out for Sahara's reins and
Why are we doing this again?Waking up in the back of a police car I notice my sister is with me.Why are we doing this again? in Comedy More Like This
"What did we DO?" -my sister mirrored my expression of curiosity. I was gonna ask her but I discovered that since neither of us knew the answer it wouldn't do anything to ask her.
"I don't know." -trying to hide the bit of fear I answered her question.
"I wonder what happens from here." -suddenly my sister's face light up.
"Wanna ninja our way out of this and get a hot dog?" -She had a joking tone in her voice but she was serious.
"I'll take a hamburger." -I never really had a liking towards hot dogs.
"Sounds fine. So how we gonna do this?" -this time it was my turn to think of a plan. I started thinking about it and then I had a good plan.
"Quickly run after I yell fire. If that doesn't work than we sneak out like ninjas." -it seemed pretty flawless.
"But if you yell, when will you run?" -I hadn't thought about that. After a bit of thought I replied.
"After they look for the fire." -meaning that they will loo
MaskYour goal wasn't to be my friend, it was to hurt me.Mask in Free Verse More Like This
You tried for so long to get to know what is underneath my mask.
But you never realized that I have more than one mask.
You assumed that Once you got passed the mask that you could hurt me.
You assumed wrong.
You thought that you would see my true face after you got my defenses down to remove the mask.
But you failed to know that I have more than that one mask.
My defenses were one step ahead of you this whole time.
I removed the mask that you wanted gone for so long just so you can look into yet another mask.
If you think I will show you my face then you are wrong.
I've seen what you do.
You cause them to hate themselves because you didn't like who you were.
You try so hard to get people to remove their masks, so why then do you wear one too?
If you wanted to feel better about yourself then remove your mask, let someone in, and let them love you.
SmileAs my kingdom falls,Smile in Free Verse More Like This
as my walls crumble,
and as the familiar faces fade,
the only thing that I can do
is force a smile to show the devil
that I'm NOT giving up.
~ In His Arms ~~ In His Arms ~ by: Aly J.~ In His Arms ~ in Free Verse More Like This
I had always liked him,
but it was an impossibility to be with him.
Strangely enough, on one of my worst days
he pulled me close to him and told me that he was glad I was there.
Although I heard his words, they only swirled around my head
because my only thought was: I feel so safe.
When he held me I didn't have to be strong,
I was able to show a weak spot.
I didn't have to fear of being hurt,
I was safe in his arms.
But at last he broke the embrace because he had to leave
but before he left he wished me a good night, and I knew that I would sleep well that night because
I would dream of being in his arms; safe, warm, and loved.
Star Wars TK: Leia IIIStar Wars TK: Smuggler's RumbleStar Wars TK: Leia III in General Fiction More Like This
(This story takes place between Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V The Empire Strikes Back).
“Ahhh, Nar Shaddaa, it’s been too long,” Han Solo chuckled, as he disembarked from the Millennium Falcon and took a step on the rusted landing pad. They had landed the ship at one of Han’s hidey holes on the planet. Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia at his heels. “The smuggler’s moon – there’s no better place to lay low.”
Chewie grunted in agreement, slamming a fist into an open palm. Han laughed.
“And we have a few friends here, so even if we run into a bit of trouble, we should be fine.”
“But why do I get the sense that this is place where going down one back-alley means you disappear forever?” Leia said, looking sceptical as she stepped of the Millennium Falcon. She walked across the rusted and corroded metal of the gateway, her high heeled boots
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(This story takes place between Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
She had caught Governess Leonia Tavira’s eye right from the beginning, and not in that way. She recognized the striking dark-haired figure that walked across the halls of her swanky private party at her mansion on the planet of Eiattu 6. She hadn’t believed it, forced herself to play it cool and smile as if nothing was amiss. Surely the Leia Organa wasn’t attending her party? It must have been some tasteless jape, Tavira told herself, but the more she studied the woman clad in the elegant black evening dress the more apparent it was.
It was Princess Leia, no mistaking things.
“It’s her… there’s no mistaking it,” Tavira whispered to her household guard. “Let’s meet the Princess, shall we?”
Leia couldn’t remember the last time she had been allowed to dress so glamorously
Star Wars TK: Ahsoka VI(This takes place at an indeterminate time during the Clone Wars before Barriss's betrayal.)Star Wars TK: Ahsoka VI in General Fiction More Like This
Star Wars TK: Hysterical Hijack
“Flying is for droids.”
Ahsoka Tano had heard Master Obi-Wan Kenobi say that to Anakin once, and she had never understood quite what he meant until her current mission. The red-skinned Togruta was on the Republic vessel The Eagle’s Ascent, though Ahsoka would have thought a name like The Chicken’s Coop would have been more fitting. The ship was crammed full of republic soldiers and citizens from an evacuation mission, and Ahsoka had been delegated to small, claustrophobic quarters in the cargo hold. She wasn’t there often, which was a consolation, but sleep was hard to come by with the constant sound of noise and movement all around her. Several of the citizens were having less-than-pure thoughts too, which was making her perceptions of the Force murky on this overpopulated vessel.
Ahsoka’s official capacity on this ship
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(This takes place at an indeterminate time during the Clone Wars.)
Star Wars TK: Mandalore Mirth
Uncover the plot. Stop the enemies. Save the Duchess. It had sounded so simple the way she had been debriefed, thought Ahsoka Tano as she crept through the forestry woodlands of the planet Mandalore. At her side was Master Luminara, the Mirialan Jedi General. She was a stern and dutiful Jedi, handy to have in a fight, but Ahsoka wouldn't exactly have described her as entertaining company. Her skill with her green lightsaber and her flexibility in combat was renowned, and Ahsoka supposed that would matter more than an entertaining disposition in the battle to come, and there would be a battle – she could feel it in her bones.
Master Luminara slunk ahead of her, occasionally gesturing with a finger for the Padawan to follow. Luminara wore her flowing black and brown Jedi robes with their ornate markings along with her signature dark headdress. She followed
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Pansy Parkinson was in an unenviable position, as she saw the blood dripping from the Robin girl's temple. Professor Carrow wouldn't care that much that they killed a student, would they? I mean, she wasn't anyone important really
"I didn't know they would be a chandelier up there! It's not my fault! It came out of nowhere!" Milly protested, looking upset with herself.
"I think she'll be okay, actually. Tis just a scratch, or a flesh wound, errr, I think," Daphne said, crouching down, peering at the wound and waving her wand and murmuring a Healing Charm.
"Lovely. Then can we get the bleeding, probably-going-to-be-conscious-soon girl out of the corridors now?"
Demelza Robins was in an unenviable position, as she woke up blindfolded, feet trapped in stocks with her arms stretched and a bizarre throbbing in her head that made her dizzy the more she tried to think. After trying in vain to remove her shackles, she heard a girlish voice greet her, and
Harry Potter TK XIIIHarry Potter TK XIII:Harry Potter TK XIII in General Fiction More Like This
At the crack of dawn, three Slytherins crept out of Hogwarts, bleary-eyed and tired as they made for the Whomping Willow.
“Are you sure about this?” Daphne asked, sipping from a flask of pumpkin juice as they trekked through the snow as they headed towards the Whomping Willow which allegedly held a secret entrance to the Shrieking Shack and the conspirators.
“I heard it from Headmaster Snape himself. He’s on our side!” Pansy exclaimed. “You just tap the knot at the base of a tree and the tree stay still and you can pass right through it to the Shrieking Shack.”
“Ehhh, I don’t know,” Daphne shrugged. “Just trusting a betrayer’s word seems risky in general. I think I saw that written on one of the bathroom walls.”
“He wasn’t a betrayer, he was a double agent. It’s not the same!” Millicent said disapprovingly.
“Come on, guys, it’s too early for th
Star Wars TK: Leia VIStar Wars TK: Endor EndeavourStar Wars TK: Leia VI in General Fiction More Like This
(This story takes place during Episode VI: Return of the Jedi where Leia has been taken to the ewok village after the ill-fated speeder chase.)
It was a sweltering afternoon on the forest moon of Endor, as Princess Leia walked across the forest floor alongside her new ewok allies.
The ewoks were not the most technologically-advanced race, but Leia had a newfound respect and admiration for their surprising guile and ingenuity. The traps she and the ewoks had set up around the village would be devastating against the Empire with their plodding AT-ATs. It was further evidence that one should not judge based on first impressions. The ewoks had shown a surprisingly high level of sophistication in artistry, especially the way they had supplied the wayward Princess with a new attire to allow her to blend in more with the forest setting. She wore a humble brown smock, with white sleeves, along with a loose dress that exposed much of her legs, but
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(This takes place at an indeterminate time during the Clone Wars.)
Star Wars TK: Slaver Shenanigans
“Did I mention I have a bad feeling about this?” Ahsoka Tano asked, as she walked down the dusty trails, fetters clinging to her ankles and wrists.
“You sound like Anakin. He always says that whenever there’s some business he wants to get out of. I heard him say that once before entering a lavatory,” blue-skinned Aayla Secura chuckled as she held Ahsoka’s chains with a gloved hand like a leash.
“Well, maybe that was a different kind of bad feeling…” Ahsoka giggled, grateful that the older Jedi was trying to lighten the mood. The Jedi had another tricky mission on their hands – they were going undercover to dismantle a Slave Ring on the Outer Rim, with Ahsoka posing as the slave to be sold and Aayla the slaver. They had both donned appropriate outfits for their little deception, with Ahsoka dressed in a sk
Star Wars TK: Cloud City Caper!Star Wars TK: Cloud City Caper!Star Wars TK: Cloud City Caper! in General Fiction More Like This
This story takes place before the events of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Cloud City was not the place for you if you were afraid of heights. The magnificent city, a pioneer of technological advancement, hovered 60,000 standard kilometres above the core of the gas giant, Bespin. The city was named for the fact that it was so high up in the planet’s atmosphere, one’s background was a perpetual swarm of those gigantic, mesmerizing clouds.
Level zero, which was a lavish, top-side surface-level plaza, was where Princess Leia departed from her spaceship. She took in the sights. She had seen more than her fair share of strange sights, but nothing was quite as breathtakingly captivating as the sights that Cloud City could give you.
Bespin did not have a reputation for beauty. This was understandable, as the surface of the planet was a scolding heat beyond what any humanoid could survive, and combined with its several layers of
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(This story takes place after the Battle of Yavin 4 in Episode IV: A New Hope).
After the rebel victory at Yavin 4, smiles and cheers were abound among members of the Rebel Alliance. They had struck a major blow against the Empire, and it was certainly cause for celebration. Naturally, once of the first things the rebels had done once securing the planet and hosting the medal ceremony at Yavin 4’s The Great Temple, also commonly referred to as the Massassi Temple, was procure vast quantities of liquor so the celebrations could begin in intoxicated earnest. It was in one of these temple rooms that the victors ate, drank, and made merry. However, there were two somewhat inebriated Rebel pilots who found themselves looking upon the award ceremony with disdain.
“That wassa travesty, a bloody travesty!” Alexia 'Alex' Kramer spat, as she watched a replay on the monitor of the medal ceremony, squinting her pretty brown eyes at the
An After School SurpriseAn After School Surprise in Settings More Like This
Kenny was the most shyest guy at his high school. Everyone knew it which is why they always like to tease him. Kenny was so tired that he just distanced himself from everyone. He would always try to do anything to get from going to school that day. But it all changed one afternoon.
"Man this sucks. Were supposed to be getting a new kid today. I hope he or she doesn't try to attack me when they see me or listen to the other kids taunts." Kenny sat in the back of the class wondering when he saw them enter.
It wasn't a boy but cute girl. Her long flowing black hair shined while her face had a nice warm smile on it. She was fairly slim and small but still looked good with a curvy figure. Kenny blushed at the sight but it quickly ended when someone threw a paper ball at him.
"Hahaha, loser." The thrower said while the class joined in the laughter except her.
"Why didn't she laugh?" Kenny thought.
The day went by as usual with Kenny nearly being in a fight by some idiot and ganged up on duri
I'm A Little FairyI'm A Little Fairy in Settings More Like This
Thomas was true nature lover. Everyday he would go into the forest and spend mostly all day in there just enjoying the peace and serenity it brought him. Some people thought he was weird but he didn't care. He was him and loved to go into the woods to chill or relax after a long hard day. Sometimes he'd bring his trusty camera along to take a few pics of the wildlife and such.
"Oh boy I wonder what i'll get today," Thomas said as he entered the forest. It was a nice sunny and cloudy day. "Man I just love coming in here all the time." He spoke happily.
Thomas snapped a few pictures here, and a few pictures there and made it to his favorite spot in the forest. A small creek where the sun always shined. He sat on the biggest rock and marveled at the water. The sun bounced off of it's crystal clearness so perfectly it could have blinded him.
"Perfect, just perfect." Thomas was happy with himself smiling.
Little did Thoma
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Dizzy was having weird dreams lately. Ever since he stole something from this stand at his town's flea market he had been having dreams of a mysterious black haired girl wearing what he had stole. He took a white dress from the stand. He was gonna give it to one of his friends who he liked but always forgot.
"Man that same dream. Who is that girl?" Dizzy thought to himself. "This is so frustrating. Maybe I should have just taken it back." Dizzy said putting on his t-shirt and short and slipping on a pair of sandals dashing out the door with the dress. "Maybe I won't be in trouble if I just return it without them seeing me." He thought.
Dizzy had saw it was in the middle of the night and that the flea market was closed. But seeing through a hole, he saw the stand's lights were still on. He hopped the fence and slowly made his way to the stand.
"There, now nice and easy." Dizzy said placing the dress on the counter, turning to be surprised by a young girl in a red and yellow Japanese dre
All In The CardsAll In The Cards in Short Stories More Like This
Josh was a young 17 year old gambler. He'd learned how to gamble from his Dad at a very young age. Since then he'd always try to swindle people out of there money, or possessions. He knew it was wrong but somehow got a kick out of it. He even owned trick dice and special decks to make sure his win or success was guaranteed. Tonight was like any other night for Josh as he roamed through the streets late night in the alley ways were people would be gambling in his "Domain".
"Hahahaha," Josh laughed with all his supplies and essentials in his small backpack making his way through downtown thinking about the prizes he would get today. "Tonight is gonna be another good one I bet. Not like i'm worried or anything." He chuckled to himself. One thing about Josh was his cocky nature which earned him little to no friends.
"Hmmmm, which spot to hit up first." Josh thought to himself passing by groups and crowds of people in circles or huddles rolling dice and shooting them while others were playi
Heating Things Up... LiterallyHeating Things Up... Literally in Settings More Like This
It was near the end of winter for Mark but he was unhappy. He lived in a nice little city that wasn't to big nor was it small. The city had plenty of shops and accommodations for him but the thing about it was... IT SNOWED ALOT! Nearly before winter even started! The beach would be always be closed due to random cold days and snow making him sick of it and sulked a lot. He never truly got to visit the beach as much as he'd like because of it.
"Tch. Winter's over but forecast says more snow man this city sucks. I expected this move to go good but so far I barely get a day at the beach. Not like they open it during the snow." Mark sulked in his room looking out the window at the inches of snow almost nearly melted but would be back in a day or so. "This sucks." He sighed.
Mark tried to be patient for spring time and summer a lot but it was in vain. In his city it could randomly or snow a lot during those times too. So it was a kind of lose, lose situation. For which he grew tired of.
When The Cherry Blossoms BloomWhen The Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Short Stories More Like This
Alas and Greg heard rumors of a magical or enchanted cherry blossom tree near there school that girls only used to make wishes or pray that something good happens to them at school. The two didn't believe that a tree would grant them powers but, they decided to check it out anyway. They found the tree near school grounds and began to examine it.
"This can't be magic!" Spat out Alas. "This is just an ordinary blooming Cherry Blossom Tree." He turned to his friend who nodded.
"I agree, why would girls use this thing? As if it would work." Greg joked.
"Yeah, there so desperate but I never hear boy's using it only girls." Alas pointed out.
"Think if we did it we would shock the system?" Asked Greg.
"Heh, only one way to find out. Let's sit under it." Alas said sitting down under the tree while Greg did the same.
"Well i'm wishing but nothing is happening..." Greg let out sighing.
"Maybe you have to be a girl for it to work?" Alas said.
"No dude!, As if it would work like that. Wishing we w
The SyndromeThe Syndrome in Profiles More Like This
Ricky enjoyed his job serving as a scientist for this big company he worked for. He had no complaints as to why would he, I mean he had money and a roof over his head while doing what he loved. He couldn't have been happier. Until one day it all changed...
Ricky was in the lab late one night experimenting with some new chemicals he had gotten. They were strange pink liquids labeled "TG" on them even though no one knew what they were. Ricky tried his best mixing them with various other substances but it didn't work.
"Dammit, come on work. Gaaaaah, Who the hell would give me chemicals like this?" He spat out nastily furious. "Grrrrrrr." Ricky began mixing the chemical again, this time with a clear substance he had found. "I think I got it, Eureka!" He cheered.
Ricky was happy he finally got a reaction from the new chemical but something was off. He soon found the bottle filled with the creation emitting a pink gas that filled the room. Ricky in a panic dove for his gas mask but suddenly
Tennis PracticeTennis Practice in Settings More Like This
Josh loved to play tennis all the time as he was good at it. He would practice everyday after school and try to perfect his serve and return. One day his life changed forever.
"Ha!" Josh let out returning tennis balls as the machine fired them onto his side of the court.
He began to sweat as he went over to turn the machine off then sat on the bench and drank some water as he looked around to see no one was at the courts that day.
"Oh well, time to practice some more of my shots." He said as he turned to get his racket to see a girl standing over him with a smile.
"Woah!" Josh startled stumbled back falling off the bench. "You scared me. Do I know you?" He asked dusting himself off getting up.
"No, but I've seen you around school and I know you play tennis everyday and practice after school." The girl explained as Josh thought she had been stalking him.
"Uhhhhh, yeah well I gotta get back to practice." Josh said reaching for his racket when the girl shot out a question.
"Wanna have a m
My Little PetMy Little Pet in Short Stories More Like This
One night Sky stormed out of his little home. He was pissed he still couldn't get a pet despite the promise made to him by his parents. Sky didn't get why they never let him seem to have anything. So after exchanging a few words he stormed away from dinner.
"Stupid, this sucks. I can't have anything." Sky cursed to the sky outside walking down long streets. "I don't care i'm not going back until I feel like it." He declared.
Sky walked on until he felt like he was being followed. He turned but didn't see anything, while he turned back around he leaped back at the sight of a small black cat that seemed to illuminate in the shine of the moon.
"Woah, what the. A cute little kitty cat out this late?" Sky thought kneeling down. "Come here kitty kitty. I won't hurt you." He beckoned the cat to come to him but it just sat there and stared.
"Nya." The cat meowed purring.
"Thats so cute I've always wanted a cat. Maybe if I just take you home and make up a sob story they'll let me keep you." Sky
Is Something Wrong? Part 2Is Something Wrong? Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kris had awakened several hours later to see it was night time and Jayden hadn't come back yet. He began to worry about his lost friend.
"Oh man, I hope he's alright." Kris began to pace before throwing something on. He burst out the door and into the hallway. "Gotta find he-I mean him." He repeated in his head over and over again.
He reached the plaza of the school and looked around for his friend.
"Where is he? Where is he?" Kris thought when a finger tapped his shoulder. He turned to see Lisa, the girl who Jayden almost fought earlier that day. She smiled at him.
"Hey Kris." She said. "What are you doing?" She asked smiling again.
"Oh nothing... Just looking for a friend." He replied turning back around.
"You mean Jayden? I saw him head into that store a second ago." Lisa said before walking off.
"Thanks... Maybe he returned to normal." Kris thought storming into the store which was a bakery. No one was in it except for his changed friend who sat in the back eating a pile of butter
HomeYou always feltHome in Free Verse More Like This
I wish I still
Felt like home
Like TequilaMy lips met yours in an explosion;Like Tequila in Free Verse More Like This
of feelings unsaid, unfelt.
Like a shot of tequila
I gulped you down,
tingling fire burning
on my mouth,
down my throat,
onto my body.
Flushed, on fire,
floating, I swayed
that the touch of your skin
was likely to be as
a supernova to my senses.
Instead all I felt was
a soft benediction,
a thrilling glory
that trilled down my spine.
When I roused from my
I knew from the distance
of your eyes that our kiss
And in the end, the only
purpose it served
was to inform me of something
I already knew:
I desired you.
Always YouI love the curve ofAlways You in Free Verse More Like This
your shoulder where
it rises to meet your neck.
The contrast of your sun-
kissed skin, against my
The way your eyes fade
through from hazel
to green when we meet.
Your knightly ways,
of being a gentleman,
turn me into a lady.
How nothing with you
could ever be, or seem
out of place, or awkward.
How a laugh with you,
lasts longer, is better,
than with anyone else.
How an uncomfortable
silence turns out to be
comfortable after all.
Your ability to make
me smile, anywhere,
everywhere, no matter what.
I guess it is simple,
plain for all to see,
I love you, you love me.
In defence of loveThis heady cocktail of lust,In defence of love in Free Verse More Like This
and infatuation leads
to a rash of hormonal
bad decisions and poor choices.
And we fool ourselves, through
desperation, into thinking
"This is it! What I've been
searching for! This is love!"
Deep in our hearts, we
know better than that,
but blinded - we refuse to
accept this cold truth.
So curse this elusive
beast called love and
harden our hearts to its
We leave our hearts hard,
dusty and unused, shelved,
emotional fools you call us -
love-lorn lost souls.
And so we are - those who
dare to soften our already
vulnerable, foolish hearts -
open to the predators' depravity.
But in the end, the battle
is ours to win for we possess
the courage to fight it, fight
for the one in a million chance.
Bloody battle we poor souls
are prepared to do,
all for your lost cause -
all in the defence of love.
If I could, I wouldIf all you needed was love,If I could, I would in Free Verse More Like This
I would give you the piece
of my heart that you own.
If all you needed was a smile,
Every day, I would
give you my own.
If all you needed was my
company, I'd find a way,
to be where you are.
If all you needed was a hug,
every day, I would find a way,
to give you one.
I can't give all of that to you,
but if I could,
please know that I would...
TumbleweedAnd I've been thinking,Tumbleweed in Free Verse More Like This
baby you're the one,
the one I can't live without -
the one I've dreamed about for so long.
Even though, paradoxically, you're not
what I was wanting, looking for at all.
You're something unexpected, unplanned,
perhaps, unwanted, even, I could say...
But that was wrong, I couldn't want you more,
truthfully, there's a tenderness, a truth,
a strength, like a tumble weed in the wind,
getting stuck on a fence.
You are my fence, the place I call home,
some might say, you're an obstacle, but
like that tumbleweed, all I need
is someone to hold me here.
You make me real, solid, true.
And so the world blows by, leaving me,
I finally feel whole, with you.
No more the over-priced caricature princess
the picture perfect girl I tried to be,
Free to be me, you hold me, save me, know me,
love me, a crazy tumbleweed.
Trying to please them allLittle pieces of my soul,Trying to please them all in Free Verse More Like This
bit by bit.
The needs of others,
outweigh my own,
trying to please them all.
oh I'd sell my soul
to please you.
But no matter what I do,
it's not enough,
it's never enough.
I have no options,
I can't do this,
but I can't not
do this either.
Living in misery,
waiting for my
soul to be devoured...
Slowly, piece by piece,
bit by agonising bit,
I'll give it away,
to the hungering,
graspers that grab.
And I'll wait,
yearn and long,
for the day,
when I might be,
my own again...
Truth Must Be ToldPlay a little word game,Truth Must Be Told in Free Verse More Like This
communicate away your life,
without ever saying a thing.
So much we never say,
all these things
we keep inside.
The most important things,
we forget to say, our voices
taken for granted...
Time too short to second guess,
Think before you speak,
but always remember this;
The bitterest truth must be
better than the sweetest lie,
truth must be told.
You'll Never Have MeYou self-centered, arrogant, asshole, piece of shit.You'll Never Have Me in Free Verse More Like This
You never even cared about me, you filthy liar.
I couldn't see the truth, couldn't see past your
smooth words, past your charming face, and hands.
I didn't know, I couldn't know, how could I know?
How could I know that you were just a user?
How could I know that you were just another dick?
How could I know that you were what everyone said?
After all the things I defended you against,
after all the times I stood up for you,
After everything I turned my back to for you,
All the things I would have done, all the things I said.
You weren't worth a single damn moment of it,
you used me, twisted my feelings for you, enjoying
every single moment of watching me worship you,
because worship you I did, like the sun coming up.
And it wasn't until everyone said the same thing,
until fresh perspectives made it clear, and obvious,
that I finally started to listen to reason,
finally started to see the ugly, painful truth about you.
I gave you every
The lack of self-respect"Don't treat me like a casual."The lack of self-respect in Free Verse More Like This
that's what you said to me.
So I didn't. Oh, how I didn't.
I treated you like a prince,
the royalty of my heart.
But I see now that it was all
about you, from the start.
Your caring only goes so far,
far enough to please yourself,
and never any further.
I would drop everything to be
there for you, wherever, whenever.
But you won't do the same,
which I'd be alright with if you
didn't want to be treated differently.
You leave me wondering how
I got it all so wrong.
Wondering where the fuck I left
my self-respect, when you
decided to come into my life.