Life is a CycleLook around youLife is a Cycle in Free Verse More Like This
What do you see
Perhaps what is your life’s work
Demanding attention or fall behind
Do a double take
There’s more here
Far more than the eyes can see
Just simply seeking what’s next
There must be more
Simply must be
Not in what we all expect
Look even harder
Life itself is a cycle
Balancing and moving everyone in it
Even the earth beneath our feet
is a part of us
We are born, one of the brightest gifts on earth
We live for a while, giving meaning to those around us
And we die, the capsule goes six feet under
We return our gift to the earth
Our bodies nourish the earth
In turn nourishes the insects
They nourish the animals
Life goes on
Our spirits, our energies also move on
To the next life, guide the ones around us
Become another human being,
help the earth itself to grow
As we live and grow, we encounter
Happiness and sadness,
Joy and distress,
All of life's ups and downs.
But that's the beauty of it.
When we lose the ones we love,
they are still with
I am a GhostWho are these peopleI am a Ghost in Free Verse More Like This
What are they doing here
Where should I hide
Why can't they leave me alone
How can I make them leave
Trying to touch them, they feel cold
Stand in front of them, I'm invisible
Walk around them, they smell my sweet perfume
Scream at them, they only hear a whisper
There's nothing they can taste from me
Strangers in my home
Such strange looking devices
They alarm whenever I walk by
The loud and piercing noise attracts those people
They call themselves "ghost hunters"
Soul to Soul-poemSoul to Soul-poem in Free Verse More Like This
Locked in a prison
You feel the still air
Suddenly you're not yourself
Someone else is you
Anger, depression, sadness
Who is this person
What happened to him
Does he have something to share
I saw you be affected by this spirit
You felt his anger of no one listening,
His depression of feeling lost,
And sadness of being alone
Tears streamed down my face
As did for yours, feeling the energy
Heaviness in my chest, as you did
Energy drained, but still strong
As you battled your inner demons
And witnessed you at a low point,
I still look up to as my hero
Inspire me with your courage
Reaching your breaking point,
You're still human and my mentor
Having the will to still go on
Despite how you were affected
When you said the pain of a story untold,
It reminded me of the pain I once had.
Locked in my own prison, wanting to scream out
My heart heavy with grief and pain,
My body weak from sadness,
And my mind surrounded by dark thoughts
But like you, I stayed strong and ventured through
I saw you
Nick Groff: What You Did For MeNick Groff: What You Did For Me in Emotional More Like This
Though I only know you
Because of your show and Internet
It's great to know you treat your fans
So nicely and talk to us when you can
Despite the turmoil you and the others
Face while on lockdown
You three are role models to us
Especially to me
When I was freed from a living nightmare
Ghost Adventures was one of the things I had
To make me smile and laugh
And help lessen the pain of being alone
Why is that,
you may ask?
Though it's hard to say,
but here it goes
I lived with an abusive mother
She left no marks or scars on my body
But on my mind and heart
which is deeper and harder to heal
I was manipulated into lying
To stay in a unstable home
Mother was self-centered
And didn't see how hurt she made me
I was sheltered from
meeting and keeping friends,
I couldn't grow up and remained a child
In the emotional state
The most painful memory from the nightmare
Was when she threatened me,
Her suicide would be my fault
But I immediately saved by my family
I never contacted my mother again
Possession-poemPossession-poem in Free Verse More Like This
I can't explain why,
But when I see you under possession
I suddenly feel the overwhelming urge to cry.
Do I recognize how you feel
Since I nearly went under possession myself
Or it is the power of suggestion taking over
So I can relate to my character in my fanfictions?
I never felt this way before my near-possession,
And the story I wrote of your fictional possession
didn't affect me on that night of my experience.
Whichever reason I cry for you,
I still feel it and want to talk with you
about my experiences.
Within your battle against demonic forces,
I hope to be a beam of light
And give my compassion as hope.
As my urge passes, the after-effects linger
But I will follow you and provide faith
And keep the demons at bay.
GA fanfic 2-PrologueGA fanfic 2-Prologue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Bartonville Insane Asylum, IL
The GA crew gets locked down inside a former Insane Asylum inhabited by restless spirits and malevolent entities.
How the GAC Helped Me essayHow the GAC Helped Me essay in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
It is interesting how Zak, Nick and Aaron bring complete strangers together and become friends/ GAC family for life. I actually came across the GAC because my mother's ex fianc� was watching TV, he stopped on the Travel Channel while "Poveglia Island" showing the footsteps run across the bridge and knock down an IR light. I kept watching since and used to say, "you won't catch me doing something like that" because it seems too scary. I had paranormal experiences before I saw the show so they reconfirmed to me ghosts is real. Little did I know just how much the GAC would help me and inspire to me to help others.
(It's kind of a long story, but here it is)
I'm still figuring out what really happened between my parents but here's what I do know:
They were engaged when they had me, but never married.
I was a premature baby (26 weeks) I weighed 1. 07 lbs. The doctors gave me 20% to live, but once I did make it I had several issues.
Had to retain my own body heat, couldn't eat
John Zaffis on ParaChallenged RadioJohn Zaffis on ParaChallenged Radio in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
This was on July 17th.
I actually tried to call the show on right at 8 o'clock but they weren't live yet, so I waited about 20 minutes then called again while to the actual show going on.
Of course, I muted my computer once I was on the phone.
So when the host put me on air, I let them know I was the first caller that tried to call before. The host was glad I called back, was anxious to talk to John since I heard much about him.
John sounded faltered to hear that, he joked when people laugh at him he says "Big deal, big deal. You're talkin' to me". Of course with his wicked of humor, we all laughed.
So when the host let me know to I could ask my question, I wanted to expand further on the discussion on protection they had with the previous caller. Mentioning that a few nights ago, I called another radio show regarding the Paranormal, which was Dead Air on BlogTalkRadio, where I shared my experience of almost being possessed by something in my cousin's house. Sharing very little detail
Wandering Wolf-Creative Writing promptWandering Wolf-Creative Writing prompt in Academic Essays More Like This
Alone in the autumn forest, I picked up my head and howled. I'm a lone grey wolf and was separated from my pack. Wandered the forest, listened to the rustling leaves in the autumn wind. Soon I heard two human female voices in the distance, one was young and the other was an adult. Peeked through the trees and saw the white house and heard their muffled voices.
The young female sounded distressed and the adult was fierce in anger, slowly I ventured closer to hear more while making sure no other human saw me. My sensitive hearing could pick up the argument. The young female begged desperately to her mother to leave this place, go to another home and be in a safer place to prosper. But the adult mother angrily threatened the young one if she left and her mother decided to die by her own hand, then it would be the young female's fault. My ears perked up and eyes shot open as I walked back a step. How could a mother say such a thing to her own offspring?
I nearly felt her pain in my own hea
GA fanfic 4-PrologueGA fanfic 4-Prologue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Return to Preston Castle
Zak, Nick and Aaron reinvestigate unfinished business inside the renowned paranormal hotspot.
Before the Lockdown
A few weeks later, it was time to rejoin Zak, Nick and Aaron on another investigation. Knowing that we going to revisit one of the old locations, I studied on every possible one they did. I still didn't know which one we were doing until I discovered when my airline tickets were to California.
On the day of my flight to our location, I packed up my gear and headed out.
I was ready for my next Ghost Adventures.
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 7Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kagekao opened his eyes, squinting at the bright light of sunset coming through the window. He coughed and lifted his hand to his chest, feeling the bandages wrapped around him that were caked with dry blood.
He tried to sit up, but a sharp jolt of pain came from his back; he groaned.
“Kage, don’t sit up; you have some deep gashes on your back.” A voice from beside him informed.
Kage lied back down and turned his head; Yuki was standing beside his bed.
“Mom, I-” Kage started to speak.
“Kagekao! What were you thinking?!” Yuki interrupted him.
“It’s just that I . . . umm . . . I just . . .” Kage stammered, slightly taken aback by the sudden angry words.
“Look at yourself; if your father hadn’t found you, you’d probably be dead in the woods!”
“It’s just that . . .” Kage growled, “It’s just that I hate that shinigami so much!”
“I know you do. But just b
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 14Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 14 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kagekao lied on the floor of the room. He groaned and turned his head, opening his eyes slowly. He looked around in confusion.
He put his hand to his head and moaned; he had a painful headache. Taking the hand away from his face, he saw a few stains of blood on his fingers. He realized that his head was wrapped in bandages, which had become soaked with blood in a few spots.
Kage looked down, he was lying on the floor and wrapped in a blanket. Looking to the side, he saw something lying next to him. Kage sat up and looked at it; it was an odd mask, half black and half white.
Kage picked up the mask and looked at it. Something in his mind told him that it was his, and that he should wear it. Kage put on the mask. The white side of the mask caught the subtle effect of his eyes taking away light in confusion. This effect was amplified and reflected by the mask, which now had a confused expression on the white side of it.
He also noticed that he was wearing a black and white striped scarf.
Sadist - Chapter 3Sadist - Chapter 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So close yet so far. Esther sat on her bed, looking into the beady black eyes of the blue horse plush. The tall man, he always seemed to disappear when she wasn’t looking. She just needed an opportunity to speak to him, to see if he remembers that day. But he didn’t even seem to notice her when it happened. He might not even know what he’s done for her.
Esther sighed, she wanted to go look for him some more; but first thing’s first, she needed a job.
* * *
Fortunately, Esther managed to find a job after quite a bit of searching. She was hired to work as a waitress at a local bar. It was a decent job, not too difficult or extreme; although it was a bother to have to work around drunken men.
One night when working at the bar, there was someone new among the usual rabble of alcoholics. He was sipping a beer while looking through some files. He had brown hair and a dark brown jacket on. As she passed by, Esther kept attempting to look at the files and read a sentenc
Sadist - Chapter 4Sadist - Chapter 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Awakened by the sound of beeping; Esther opened her eye slowly. She tried to open her right eye; but it wouldn’t open. Bringing her hand up to her face, she realized that the right side of her face was covered in bandages. It hurt when she touched them, so she turned her attention to the room she was in.
Observing the style of the room, Esther quickly realized that she was in a hospital. The beeping noise was coming from a heart rate monitor next to her bed. She felt lightheaded, and noticed that a blood pack was attached to her arm; she must have lost a lot of blood. She started to feel drowsy, so she went back to sleep.
* * *
Later when Esther woke up, two policemen entered her room. They questioned her about who did it; questions such as appearance, weapon, and motive. Esther answered these questions with “I don’t remember; it all happened so fast.” The policemen soon left, realizing that the poor girl was probably traumatized from the attack and was blocking
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 16Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kage watched from the shadows as Scollex snuck up on, and then killed a few more people. It was interesting to watch, even though Kage felt he wanted to do some of the killing as well. He didn’t interfere, because he didn’t want to make Scollex angry or irritated.
Scollex began to move on, and Kage followed.
* * *
The human screamed as wings emerged from Scollex’s back and into the air. Before they had a chance to run, Scollex’s arm morphed into a claw and he grabbed them. Morphing his other hand into a claw as well, he slashed the human across the face and neck and dropped them to the ground.
Scollex’s wings folded, and his claws changed back into hands as he watched the human bleed out and die on the ground. This was the fourth kill of the evening, and he was contemplating whether or not to go out and find another unsuspecting human to stalk and kill.
Kage was perched on top of the streetlamp, watching the bloody scene. After the human was dead, and he n
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 2Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
About ten years pass by. Kurai, Yuki, and Kage were all doing well for themselves. Kurai and Yuki taught Kage many things over the years; skills and abilities that would aid him in his life. Kage was eager to learn, although sometimes forgetful of key attributes; such as when you climb a tree, you need to keep your claws unsheathed or else you fall, which he did; many times.
Over time he mastered his claws and climbing abilities, and had mastered his parkour skills as well. He wasn’t allowed to go out and ‘hunt’ like his father did in the city; so he spent a lot of his time chasing after animals and or birds. He never killed them unless they were big enough to eat though.
Kurai and Yuki had taken Kage to the city only a few times to teach him about it. Kage wasn’t allowed to go to the city unsupervised, so the visits were always fun and wondrous to him.
They didn’t allow Kage to go without one of them because of the dangers of the city. Humans could be arm
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The taxi pulled up to the hotel. The one inside stepped out, carrying his suitcase. He looked up at the hotel. ‘Hotel Noir’ was its name. He paid the taxi driver, and then proceeded towards the hotel’s doors. His name was Gary Malcon, and he was in this city on business.
Entering the lobby, Gary looked around at the paintings on the walls and the furniture. Even though his job took him many places, this was his first time at this hotel. He checked in at the front desk to get a room. His room was room 529. Gary thanked the employee working at the front desk and then started towards the elevator. In the elevator, Gary was enjoying the monotonous elevator music. He didn’t know why but he was feeling oddly optimistic today. Finally the elevator reached the fifth floor.
Gary stepped out of the elevator and looked around, after determining which way his room was, he began walking in the direction. When he reached his room, he took out the key card he got from the fron
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Ryan was walking home from school. He took the route he usually took back to his house; a small sidewalk path near the woods that was away from where most kids walked. Life was tough for him. He was seventeen years old in high school; and he had no friends in school. Ever since he was a little preschooler, the other kids made fun of him. He never had a friend there; he often wondered what it was like to chat with a buddy or go hang out. Although he never really understood why the others made fun of him, he now had given up on making friends and just avoided the other teens all together.
Ryan walked slowly; he enjoyed being out here, alone; no one calling him names or asking why he was hitting himself. He looked out and watched as a robin flew happily by, singing its happy song and flapping its proud wings. He saw a squirrel climbing and jumping briskly among the tree branches. Ryan soon reached his neighborhood, luckily for him this neighborhood only had a few residents; it was also n
Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 5Forgotten Past - Part 1 - Chapter 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kagekao approached the city. He looked around to make sure there were no humans nearby, and entered it. It felt odd, disobeying his parents like this. He’d never really done it before, but right now he felt like he had to.
He climbed up to the top of a building and looked around for the shinigami. Seeing no one, he continued the search deeper into the city. He saw a few humans, but avoided them. Climbing along the rooftops, he continued his search.
* * *
After a while of searching; he saw someone walking along the sidewalk. They had three large pairs of wings on their back, and a mask and faceplate on. Kage climbed closer silently. He was disappointed when he saw that it wasn’t Scollex.
This shinigami had black hair and a black and gold suit, along with the fact that his large feathered wings were a light gold instead of white. Even though it wasn’t Scollex, Kage decided to follow him.
This shinigami walked along normally. Kagekao was confused when he saw humans walki
Worthy Adversary - Part 1Worthy Adversary - Part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
“That unfinished building; is that were I’m supposed to look for him?” Glen Remus was on the phone with his partner, Adam. He hunted down dangerous criminals that the police needed help with. Glen had been hired to track someone down, and he was currently driving to the last place that someone had seen this person. He drove up to a multi storied building that looked like it was close to being finished; but the only machinery around it was a few old trucks.
“Yeah that’s the place.” Adam replied, “They stopped working on it when many of the workers reported seeing a monster or something. Probably the guy we’re looking for.” Glen got out of the car and looked up at the building; it was maybe four or five stories high. He had remembered reading something about this building, that several cops had been brutally killed. One was been shot, another died of blood loss, and another seemed to have been thrown around so much that many of his bo
Chapter 1 -LoveI looked up, to see the night looming outside the small window above me and to see the soft moonlight that had made its way into my small room. Twenty six days, it has been that many since I was forcefully taken from my older twin brother Rin and placed into the assassins program and was then subjected to multiple tests that almost killed me. I took a deep breath and sat up in my bed, resting my head on the wall behind me. Just thinking about the tests made it hard for me to breath; I was born the weaker twin, which is one of the reasons they took me and not Rin. All the tests revolved around making me smarter, stronger, faster, etc…..and they did; within one year I had become the most feared assassin in existence…and almost became tied with the assassin black rose for the most kills as well. I turned my head towards my nightstand and saw the photo of this girl I am to kill….but I have only one more chance to commit the dead. Assassins in the program have up to thrChapter 1 -Love in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ruki Tanai OC InfoName (last, first): Tanai, RukiRuki Tanai OC Info in Profiles More Like This
Age: 17 (actually 1,000+)
Birthday: December 22nd
Ruki may seem like a shy, timid individual when you first meet him but in reality he is a very outgoing person. He appears to despise violence but has an unusual desire for chaos that causes him to become extremely violently on and off. The only person who has been able to keep him the way he prefers to be, shy and quite, is Asagi Kuro the one person he cares for.
Painting, Cooking, Boys Love Manga, Anime, Gaming, etc.
Violence, his family’s past, his fate, etc.
Himself, His Destiny
Knows Karate (past black belt)
Dreams and Talents:
He is insanely smart and has an amazing talents when it comes to combat and fighting strategies
He dreams of being free from his “demon”
To finally be free
Fate ProlougeThe two demon realms, light and darkness lived in peace until the mysterious deaths of the king and queen in both kingdoms over one thousand years ago. The crime was never solved, the cause of death never found, and the answers remaining forever unknown to us. Ever since that time, both kingdoms have quarreled and have done everything and taken every measures to make sure the heirs of each kingdom never meet….until now. The young prince Dai Yama of the kingdom of light and the young prince Yuu Taki of the kingdom of Darkness never knew that there was one other kingdom, one other prince…until fate led them to meet…in their last year of middle school….Fate Prolouge in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I let out a deep sigh of relief as I finished replacing my books into my bag then picked it up as I walked outside the school and on towards the main gates where they were waiting for me per usual. The “Thugs” is what my classmates called them, being that they were from the &
Dark Rose Chapter 1Darkness, that is all I can see, the cold that surrounds me is all that I can feel; for how long have I wandered through this endless abyss with no sign of ever escaping. I laid there, staring up at nothing, hoping for a speck of light, a voice, and maybe a sign as how I’d escape. I jolted as a light appeared above me, I reached up to find a hand reaching back towards me and grabbed it; I felt myself be pulled upwards towards the light, smiling as I finally found a way to escape the darkness that had imprisoned me.Dark Rose Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My eyes shot open as I jolted awake, I looked around, my vision slightly blurred but I could tell that I was in a room at a hospital. I felt a hand grab mine and looked up to see a young man, around my age with sky blue hair, light yet pale blue eyes and a concerned look strewn across his face. I stared at him until a small kind, caring smile appeared on his face and his eyes filled with happiness.
“Sora, you’re ok”
I looked at him oddly and couldn
Katsu Hio/Kuran .:VK OC Profile:.Name (last, first): Kuran/Hio, KatsuKatsu Hio/Kuran .:VK OC Profile:. in Profiles More Like This
Birthday: January 25th
Katsu is only a few months older than his half-brother Senri. He was only conceived because of Rido’s engagement to Shizuka. Katsu was raised by Shizuka until age three then was taken and then given to Haruka and Juri to raise him instead. Katsu left his home at age fifteen and didn’t resurface until he had received an invitation to attend Cross Academy from the headmaster a year prior to the night class being formed. He attends the night class using Kuran as his last name instead of Hio. Basically everyone in the night class, aside from Senri, dislikes him and they tend to avoid speaking to him. Senri respects Katsu as an older brother and an actual family member as Katsu often went to see Senri when they were children. Eventually Hanabusa warms up to Katsu and is the only non-family member who has ever seen him cry or act we
Vampire Knight OC Profile .:Toshi Kiryu:.~CHARACTER~Vampire Knight OC Profile .:Toshi Kiryu:. in Profiles More Like This
Character's Full Name: Toshi Kiryu
Nickname: Doesn’t have one
Birth Date: August 15th
Age: 10,000+ (Appears 18)
Race: Pureblood Vampire/Progenitor
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Body Type/Build: Fit
Skin Tone: He has a slightly pale skin tone
Eye Color: Lilac
Hair Color: Silver
Hairstyle: Long, either in low ponytail or low braid
Childhood Friends: Has no childhood memories
Childhood Enemies: Has no childhood memories
Favorite Childhood Possession: It’s not really from his childhood but the weapon he used
as a hunter when the Hunters Assassination was first formed, which is a small dagger he calls Blue Rose.
Education/Special Training: Hunter training
Childhood: Has no memories of it
Favorites/Likes: He likes to cook, read, draw, history, blood
Fallen .:Chapter Two Rewrite:.Bzzt Bzzt BzzzztFallen .:Chapter Two Rewrite:. in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I slowly opened my eyes tuning my head to see Skyla answering her phone; I sat up as her tone turned serious and as her facial expression changed. She hung up putting her phone down then looked me in the eyes allowing me to see the worry that had filled her own.
“Another angel has been spotted falling to earth in this area Yuki”
I couldn’t believe it, and I guess she couldn’t either as both of us were frozen in place until Ritsuka came in. He tossed a black leather jacket at me and Skyla’s jacket at her; he then moved closing the blinds moving quickly and swiftly stopping in the doorway.
“I heard a loud crash nearby, so we are going to investigate”
“Alright!” Skyla responded eagerly hiding her worry.
“Hurry and get dressed alright?” He turned walking out, leaving us alone.
We did as he said and got dressed as fast as
Fate - Chapter 2“You see Dai…..It was over one thousand years ago when this technique was created…and when one of Yuu’s ancestors…one that looked exactly like him…crated this kind of spell….that worked as a defences against this very technique…and the person….who created it….”Fate - Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You see, back then both kingdoms lived in peace, the conflict that is occurring today did not exist….yet. The two princes at the time, the Prince of light was named Latimer and the Prince of darkness was named Val; ironically they were in a relationship the same as yours Dai, however, this relationship caused one nobleman’s heart to waver. Hiro Kami was Val’s fighting instructor and, over time, taught him the skills to invent the attack technique that was just used on Yuu…but he also created a failsafe in case someone used it on him or his descendants. The fail safe he created allowed the receive to become ill and not die, allowin
Yuu Taki Character InfoName (last, first): Taki, YuuYuu Taki Character Info in Profiles More Like This
Species: Demon (Prince of Darkness aka Demon of Darkness)
Birthday: November 13th
To be revealed
Yuu can be considered the strong silent type when you first meet him due to his dislike of the people around him. He is a genius when it comes to his school life/work and finds most of his classmates, stupid. His attitude changes once he meets Dai and becomes a complete and utter softy, who can actually stand those around him
A lot of things
Ranged and Melee combat skills
Can summon multiple demons to his side during combat
Dreams and Talents
To find the one who caused the conflict between the two kingdoms and to take revenge on them
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Korra bent some water into her hands from the vents underneath her and shot it fiercely towards the Pro-Bending competitor in front of her, sending them into the last Zone of the arena. Mako was on her right, sending a ferocious, unrelenting barrage of Firebending attacks at his own foe. Bolin was to her left, blasting earth disks at the competitor she was also trying to knock off. This was the final round of their championship match, and they had already knocked off the other team's Waterbender, and the other members of the team were quickly tiring out. There were only two more members to knock off the platform and the Fire Ferrets would win the championship!
This thought made Korra smile to herself as she collected some more water and continued to shoot it at the panicking team member. He was trying desperately to stay on the platform, to avoid falling into the water below him. It was futile, though her and Bolin's synced attacks were too much for him to handle at
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Protect Me - Part 1
Korra peered at herself in the mirror, touching at the area that she knew that there was a fifty-fifty chance would be a bulging mass in just a few months. Swallowing nervously, she turned around and shook her head, trying to convince herself that it was not true.
That there wasn't the possibility that she was pregnant.
The idea had only just recently struck the Avatar after a month and a half of sudden, debilitating illness bouts. One second she would be fine, training away with the boys, and the next, she'd be rushing out of the gym to the bathroom. Mako and Bolin had been worried, but she had assured them that it was just a simple, passing sickness she'd be fine soon. And, sure, she got better - it just took too long for her comfort.
The week before, was when Korra really began to accept the possibility of it, dread flooding her veins. At one point, about three weeks ago, Asami and her had been hanging out when the non-bender had speculated if mayb
Trust in Fear - MakorraTrust in FearTrust in Fear - Makorra in Emotional More Like This
It happened in a split second that was suspended over what felt like a short eternity.
It was the night of the Championships, and much to their immense unhappiness, the Fire Ferrets were up against the Wolfbats. Korra wasn't afraid to face their leader hell, she wanted to be the one to knock him clear into the drink but she more than a little concerned for her teammates. She knew they could handle themselves, but even Mako was on an edge. He paced back and forth in the little preparation room, trying to calm and center himself, but he just couldn't seem to relax. The Avatar knew how much this match meant to him how much this victory meant to them all, so he couldn't afford to be a mess of nerves. And yet he had been.
Up until the one match, the team had trained mercilessly, honing their skills and connecting closely, becoming nearly unstoppable. And while the Wolfbats lacked the emotional connection they held, they certainly had the physical aspec
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Protect Me - Part 3
Another hour passed when Asami, Bolin, and the kids eagerly arrived. The children were already awake upon the pair arriving they were confused why they were being looked after by the sentries and not their parents. At hearing the news, they insisted they go and visit Korra like Tenzin had predicted to Asami instead of going back to sleep.
Upon arrival, the children began to ask Korra a bunch of questions, mostly "how much longer?". Korra laughed when they asked these questions she wanted an answer to them all, too.
Hour after painfully long hour passed, and each time Saiyu checked to see how much more dilated Korra was, it never seemed to go up. She was certainly dilated and it was definitely progressing, albeit excruciatingly slowly. The contractions grew so frequent and violent that Korra swore she was dying, and Mako did, too.
It wasn't until late that evening that it all started to happen. Korra was drifting off in between con
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Protect Me - Part 2
"How long will she need to stay here for?"
"The rest of the week she could start hemorrhaging again... it's completely unpredictable. She can return to the Island after that, but I'd like her to be kept under close watch. We can't have this happen again next time, she won't be so lucky. Also, Tenzin, I must inform you that because of this, the birth will be even more difficult. It could have similar effects to the degree of this anything could happen, but we'll do our best."
"I understand. Thank you, Saiyu."
Korra awoke to two voices conversing somewhere in the room she was in, one of them a familiar, gruff voice and the other a hushed, whispering tone. She kept her eyes closed, a headache splitting through her head, and heard footfalls as one of the two left the room. She suddenly heard more footsteps, some further away, pacing, frantic, quick. Some more then as someone approached her.
"Oh, Korra," she heard the familiar voice say, and
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Mako laughed at what his girlfriend on the other line had said. There was just something he loved about Asami she could always put a smile on his face with her words. He was just about to open his mouth to respond to her when he heard a crash from behind him and he turned around to see the Avatar making her way up the set of stairs that served as the entrance to his apartment.
"Hey, Mako," she smiled at him, and he forgot about the phone in his hand, waving at her.
"Hey, Korra." He returned his smile, and she walked closer to him.
"Whatcha doing?" she asked him, for his head was obscuring the phone in his hand.
"Oh, uh, ya know, just relaxing," he shrugged, focussed upon Korra now instead of Asami. What could he say he liked Asami, but he also was quite enamoured with the Avatar. She was feisty and opinionated and drove him crazy, but her smiles and positive attitude were infectious she made him feel hopeful for the first time in years.
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Mako shifted in his bed uncomfortably, kicking his thick blanket off a small portion of his lightly-clothed body, quickly regretting it afterwards as the cold, unforgiving air of the tundra nipped at his pale skin and filtered through the fabric of his clothing. He had been living in the South Pole for two months, and he still hadn't adjusted to the temperature of the place. At night, when the moon was high in the sky, he was usually at his coldest and so easily dressed in his thickest garments and retired to bed with his heavy blanket tucked around him. But as the night progressed into morning and the sun began to rise, his Firebending became more active and he heated up quickly, causing him to periodically dispose of different clothes each hour until he was left wearing virtually nothing, a sheet or something hanging loosely over his frame. But then he would wake in the morning and regret removing his clothes because despite how overheated he was during dawn, it was s
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Protect Me - Part 4
Mako was reluctant to leave Korra and Saki's sides at all, but had to after a while to return home, which was inevitable, and while Saki was able to leave after two more days at the clinic, healthy as could be, Korra was still considerably weak and needed more time to regain her lost strength.
The Firebender didn't want to separate Korra from the one comfort in her life then and couldn't bear to be away from Saki for any longer than a few hours, and so stayed there at the hospital (despite Tenzin's urging and Saiyu's annoyance), looking after the fussy baby while Korra slept, and joining in on admiring her when Korra was awake.
After two weeks passed, Korra was deemed strong enough to leave, but was ordered to refrain from participating in any strenuous physical activity. She may have gotten stronger, but she was not fully healed, and wouldn't be for a while.
Livings arrangements had to be sorted out. Tenzin was not willingly to allow Korra to move in with M
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Early Morning Pranks
Korra flew down the corridors of the Pro-Bending arena frantically, but it was no use she was already late. Arriving at the large, open gym doorway, she stopped abruptly and almost ran into the wood panelling.
She immediately smiled at the friendly voice that greeted her. Bolin the kind Earthbender that was always a great, invaluable friend to the Avatar. And the only thing that made those early morning practice bearable besides teasing the irritable Firebender along with his own younger brother. That also helped.
"Hey!" she looked up at him, regaining her breath and walking over to him, hiking her bag higher up on her shoulder. "Running a little late again... sorry."
"What else is new?" she heard the snarky, grumpy voice of Mako a few feet to her right and her face immediately fell at this quip.
"Nice to see you, too, Mister Hat Trick," she countered, dropping her bag beside Bolin. "Still grumpy, the usual, like me being
Hopeless - Makorra"Korra, what's wrong?"Hopeless - Makorra in Emotional More Like This
The Avatar didn't turn from her spot on the dock to look at the Firebender, instead hugging her arms around her tighter. Closing her eyes, she whispered, "Go away, Mako."
Mako stepped forward, signalling that he wasn't going to leave her out there alone. Placing a hand on her shoulder, he repeated himself, "What's wrong? What happened back there?"
Korra bit her lip. Just a few minutes before, she and Mako and Bolin had been sitting up in their attic apartment, going over and finalizing their plans for attack against Amon. They had been planning this ambush for weeks now, and they finally had everything little thing sorted out. It was foolproof nothing could go wrong. They were going to take Amon down, once and for all. But just as they were talking about the final battle with Amon himself, Korra had randomly up and left the brothers, confusing them and prompting Mako to go and confront her.
Biting her lip, Korra shook her head. She whispered something inau
Best DiseaseWaves crash through the emptiness that fills the air aroundBest Disease in Free Verse More Like This
Beating rocks upon the shore with silence as their sound
Sunset melts across the sky and paints the clouds with color
Lying there beside you, something wondrous like no other
Suddenly, the blades start slicing through my very skin
Every knife upon your tongue that came from far within
Running through the thickest forest, dirt rests in my cuts
Throwing knives into my flesh, the blade coated in rust
And though you are the one that scarred me, brought me to my pain
I continue dreaming of our kiss inside the rain
Maybe you have broken me, and maybe you’re impure.
But your love is the best disease, and you’re the only cure.
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I’m not here to
I’m not here to
I’m here to
I’m here to
I’m here to
Please don’t say I’m like everybody else.
Because I’m not here to
But sometimes, gravity is
Sometimes you’re going to
But I promise, even if I’m not there…
I’ll still be there, for you.
Mommy, He's LyingMommy, he said it, he said it was true.Mommy, He's Lying in Free Verse More Like This
Mommy, he said it, he said "I love you."
Mommy, he said it, he said it was real
Mommy, please know how to think, how i feel
Mommy, this love is the truth, it's the way
Mommy, he said it, he said it today.
Mommy, he's lying, he's lying to me
Mommy, he's telling a lie, can't you see?
Mommy, he never did mean what he said
Mommy, his voice is pounding in my head.
Mommy, he's lying, his love isn't pure
Love's a disease and he's finding the cure.
Mommy, he's lying, what else can I say...
Mommy, he hit me, he killed me today.
Mommy, he lied to me, why did he lie?
Mommy, he lied through his tears, through his cries
Mommy, his lies I just couldn't see through
Mommy, he lied to me.
What'd I ever do?
SchizophreniaSmile.Schizophrenia in Free Verse More Like This
"What are you doing?"
Trying to escape.
Look behind you.
Are they there?
You'll never understand it.
Rip your hair out.
Cover your ears.
They want you to die.
They're out for you.
Shut the door.
Lock it again.
"Are you okay?"
You'll never make it.
Fall to the ground.
"What are you doing?"
"What are you going through?"
"What's wrong with you?"
... "I don't know."
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"Doesn't it hurt?"
I can't feel anything.
Punch your own stomach.
Does it hurt yet?
"Why do you do that?"
The pain makes me feel alive.
"I don't know."
"What's wrong with you?"
I'm dead inside.
I'm just depressed.
Stare at your arms.
"What are you doing?"
I just have low self esteem.
I'm just human.
I'm just me.
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I cry. Does that make me emo?
I have male friends. Does that make me slutty?
I smile a lot. Does that make me weird?
I laugh loud. Does that make me preppy?
I have anxiety. Does that make me a freak?
I have Bipolar Disorder. Does that make me abnormal?
I respect people. I change for me, and only me. I have a past, but I know I have a future.
Does that make me different?
But at least it makes me
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Pills and whiskey down her throat
As she slowly stumbles down the stairs.
Through her cries and regret
She begins crashing into walls.
"Call 911!" I yell, as I begin holding my mother
After she collapsed, her head hitting the floor.
I hear police sirens outside our home.
My sister runs through the front door in fear.
The paramedics begin asking her things
That she barely knew the answer to.
"What's your name?"
"Do you know where you are?"
And most importantly..
"Why did you do it?"
"I didn't want to bother her anymore."
Before you kill yourself...Before you kill yourself,Before you kill yourself... in Free Verse More Like This
Remember just one little thing.
There are places to go,
Where you have never been before.
How can you be sure those places are bad?
There are things to see,
Things you have never seen before.
How can you be sure those things are ugly?
There is a new tune to hear,
Something you've never heard before.
How can you be sure that tune is scary?
There are words to be said,
Things that have never been said before.
How can you be sure those words are hurtful?
There are dreams to be imagined,
Things you have never dreamed before.
How can you be sure that they are nightmares?
Darling, please don't give up.
Please stay strong.
Don't let go.
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Stars made of nightmares and skies made of fears
Hearts made of glass and a home built of tears
Cries made of silence and words made of knives
Dreams of the struggle to simply survive
Souls made of paper and minds made of flames
She is a piece of their loveliest game
No longer can she feel more than disgust
Even a rainbow does turn into dust…
MAKORRA Week 2012: Day 5: Damage"Ow, Mako that hurts!" Korra screamed as she scrunched up her body.MAKORRA Week 2012: Day 5: Damage in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mako groaned as he froze for a moment. "Well, it's your fault it hurts. You never listen to me."
Korra angrily poked her lower lip out at him. "Just shut up and get this over with, would you?" She snapped her head away from his view.
"Ok, stay still. It'll be over sooner than you expect." Mako said as he continued out with what he was doing.
The stinging pain shot through Korra instantly. "Ow, never mind! Forget about it! It hurts too much!" Korra shouted as she pushed her boyfriend away.
Mako fell back from Korra pushing him. "Korra, I wouldn't have to do this if you only listened to me! I told you to not go out running in the rain! But, no you didn't listen and went off and scraped your knee." Mako said as his head started to ache.
"It's not my fault." Korra whined as she hugged her injured knee. "I fell all because of those stupid heels Asami made me wear for our date. I knew those things were evil from the start."
MAKORRA Week 2012:: Day 1: FantasyLittle, child-like footsteps were pounding their way in his direction, and Mako knew it.MAKORRA Week 2012:: Day 1: Fantasy in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He stayed still in his bed, pretending to be asleep, refusing to smile when he heard the door be pushed open.
The little footsteps grew louder as they approached Mako. He could feel small hands grip on the bed covers and pull on them. The small child was struggling to get on top of the bed and Mako wanted to laugh, but he knew that if he did, it would give away the fact that he was awake.
The child finally pull their way up and crawled on top of Mako's chest, taking no note of making sure that they weren't hurting the middle aged Firebender. The little toddler then roughly sat down on Mako's chest, making him grunt in pain.
"Daddy, it's morning wake up!" The toddler shouted as they began to beat on Mako's chest with the palm of their hands. They then crawled forward and stared at Mako's sleeping face while pushing out their bottom lip in frustration. "Daddy, wake up. You have to make brea
MAKORRA: This OneDarkness.MAKORRA: This One in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That's all she saw.
Not even a small spec of life, but her own presence.
Why am I here where is everyone? She asked herself in the darkness.
Suddenly a high pitch cry rang through the darkness, a baby's cry. She turned around to see a crib, light blue in color with a bright, firry red blanket draped over the side. She slowly walked over toward the crib, unsure about what was going on. But, something made her suspicions go away and left her with her maternal instincts taking over her body.
Shh, everything is ok baby. I'm here, I'll protect you. She said as she tried to sooth the baby with her calm toned voice. The cry kept ringing in her ears.
She then lightly placed her hand on the railing of the crib and leaned over to look down at the crying child. What she saw was unforgettable.
The baby's cry still rang through the darkness, but there was no baby to be seen. All that was in the crib was a massive pool of dark red blood.
She stared in horror at
LoK: Four Years Later4Ever since the door closed, there was nothing but silence. Korra stared down her friend, trying to figure out what had changed for him over the years.LoK: Four Years Later4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She realized that he still wore the same black pants and worn-out white tank top that seemed to have more rips and tears in it than from what she remembered. Korra then noticed that Mako now wore a sleeveless, button-up, Chinese themed top that she remembered seeing in the Fire Nation over his tank top.
While watching Mako, Korra realized, that just like Bolin, his muscles grew too, along with his height. His body was still slim and tall, but his new muscles were still visible. She remembered how her crush on the man came to be when she first met him. Mako still had his cool, yet calm, expression on his face that she thought was so attractive, now she just thinks it's a normal bored expression; there was nothing attractive about it to her now.
While Mako was putting on his new black coat, which reached all the way down to his calves, he
LoK: Four Years Later3Halfway through the Pro-Bending match Korra was witnessing, Bolin's statement about her replacement was proven to be true. She was amazed to see how fierce Yumi looked while she was bending her element.LoK: Four Years Later3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So far in the two rounds that have been played, Yumi has had two amazing knockouts with the other team's Firebender and Earthbender. But, in this round, she was having trouble with getting a good hit out. While the other team's skilled Waterbender was keeping Mako and Bolin busy, the Firebender and Earthbender seemed to be taking out their revenge on Yumi for making them fall into the water earlier.
Korra was basically on the edge of her seat as she watched the girl that reminded her of a porcelain doll get closer and closer to the edge of the arena floor. Korra's hands were tightly squeezing her head through her hair, and her eyes felt like they were going to pop out of her head. It was then, when the sound of the door behind her flying open and smashing against the wall, she was scare
LoK: Four Years Later5In the early hours of the morning, the sun slowly rose over the horizon and blanketed Republic City with its light. As the sun's rays began to brighten up Air Temple Island's atmosphere, life began to show on the island as Air Acolytes began to tend to their daily chores and ways of life.LoK: Four Years Later5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While everyone else on the island wore with the still rising sun, one person refused to rise.
Korra still lay fast asleep in her bed. As the sun's rays lightly passed over her eyes, she flinched and pulled her thin covers over her head. Without her knowledge, the door to her room quietly slid open. Naga raised her head to see who the intruder was, but then lay back down as her eyes followed the intruder's movements. After a few seconds, a moving hump appeared underneath Korra's bed covers. As the hump moved from the foot of the bed to the top, close to Korra's shoulders, Naga kept her eyes on it.
"Wake up Korra!" Tenzin's youngest son screamed as he sprang from under Korra's sheets.
The twenty-one yea
Where is My Prince Charming?Where is My Prince Charming? in Free Verse More Like This
Where is My Prince Charming?
Every land I visit,
I see fellow Princesses with their Princes
I see them sit by the fire together,
Walk in the gardens together,
Reading a wonderful book together,
Ruling a Kingdom together.
Here I am,
The only Princess in the land with no Prince.
I sit by the fire alone,
I walk the gardens alone,
I read a wonderful book alone,
I rule a Kingdom alone.
I might look strong on the outside,
And I tell myself I don't need a Prince to rule my Kingdom,
But, it wouldn't hurt to have one at my side,
Just for those moments when my Kingdom is crashing down.
When a Dragon threatens my people,
It hurts to fight it off alone,
The damage is too much to bear,
The rebuild is hard to begin alone.
I look at the other misfortune Kingdoms,
Theirs fall just as mine did,
But quickly rise with the help of their Princes,
Why can't mine?
So, I sit here and wait for him,
My Prince Charming.
He must be kind and understanding,
He must catch me when I fall,
And he must support me with
LoK: Four Years Later2Korra stood amazed as she looked up at the brightly lit Pro-Bending arena. She felt just at home being back at the arena. She looked at the line at the ticket booth and saw that the tickets were being sold for 25 Yuans a piece. Korra dug her hands into her pants pockets and was able to pull them out. She then realized that she never really had to pay to get in the arena because the first time she snuck in and after that she was in the matches.LoK: Four Years Later2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Maybe I can sneak in again.
Korra then walked toward the back of the arena, near the spot she snuck in at the first time. When she approached the spot, she looked up at the open aired hallway above. No shadows in sight, which meant no one was walking around up there. She then turned her head from side to side to see if the coast was clear.
When everything was clear, Korra steadied herself and concentrated for a moment. She then began to slowly spin while moving her hands in a fluid motion. She snapped her arms down and blasted air on the g
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Mako flamed into the council room with his usual annoyed expression on his face. He couldn't believe his brother anymore; Bolin was getting on the young god's last nerves.
Mako was sporting his usual Fire God attire: a red cloth wrapped around his waist about knee length being held together by a simple knot, two gold bands with red flame insignias on the sides on each of his upper arms, a thinner gold band on his right ankle, and a red scarf wrapped around his neck.
He could feel his body heat up from anger.
"You're starting to steam." A strong famine voice said in a sing-song voice. Mako turned to see a watery silhouette of a female sitting on one of the arms of one of the stone chairs in the council room. "Even though I do find it cute sometimes, I hate it that it makes me evaporate whenever I touch you." The water had soon darkened to reveal the Water Goddess, Korra. She was wearing a draping blue dress that showed off her strong, mocha colored back. Her
FEARFEAR:FEAR in Free Verse More Like This
Frantically he scrambles away from the dark
Eager to be free of his waking nightmare
Acting only upon the instinct within him;
Reminded constantly that he is prey
For some time he hides in the pervasive shadows
Earnestly praying that he will not be discovered
A single sound is all it takes to jar him;
Running from a creature that he can barely see
From head to toe it is certainly monstrous
Enshrouded in an aura of absolute repugnance
As the acid drips from its cruel jaws,
Rapidly dissolving the ground below
Fearful, he cowers, beneath boxes and cardboard,
Escaping away into a tiny corner of his mind
Alone with only his anxiety for company
Resting for what might be his very last
From birth, Ever-present, Always Remembered
such is the nature of FEAR
Writing poetry again Doctor Cecil? That's good!
You'll need a hobby to be working in an environment like this
-Chen Yuan Wen, 9th October 2012
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An Oath to My Father:
The chill of winter is nothing, when compared to the cold inside my heart.
A fire, once stoked by the warmth of family, has quietly died, five falls past.
I dream of my father, who watches from beyond the realms - and my ancestors
Who fought against an endless army of giants, to win the lands we have today.
Just as a devout man honours his God through worship, I honour them through my axe!
Each stroke of the whetstone, each screech of the metal, brings me closer to them -
Even as I draw closer to my doom. Oh how I can feel him, for the anger in my blood
Boils evermore as I sense him approaching my camp. He is hungry, he is eager;
Slacks of drool hang from his twin mouths, as a jarring roar shakes the mountain!
Though I shiver at the sight, it is not from fear - I shiver in anticipation
Of the battle that is to come. My steel may rend his flesh and break his bones;
Or perhaps I shall be sent to glory - but it is useless to think about such things,
The Wolven PrideThe Wolven Pride:The Wolven Pride in Free Verse More Like This
We are hunted down as monsters;
By legends demonised.
We are feared as devilish creatures
In your pitiful human eyes...
But let me try and teach you
Of why we do not fear.
Because we actually enjoy it
When the hunters seek us here.
In the forest we are champions
In the night we rule the lands.
The hunter becomes the hunted
And dies by our hands.
Fangs will pierce his fragile throat
His flesh is torn to shreds.
It is the fear and scent of death
That the hunter truly dreads.
But we alone shall know no fear
For by the moon we shall be blessed.
Draped in Luna's loving embrace;
We bet our life with every breath.
That is who we are.
The wolven pride of werewolves
Is arrogance from afar.
Viewed by trembling creatures
Wetting themselves in fright.
We appear as snarling punishers
In the glory of the night.
Here in the deepest shadows
Where the light will never reach.
We silence the mouths of humans
For we tire of what they preach:
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Someday I'd Like to Be A Pirate:
Someday I'd like t' be a pirate and sail across the seven seas.
I always thought it might be nice t' feel the ocean breeze.
I've always dreamt of findin' treasure, stashed away in a hidden box,
And then after I drop the anchor I'd burst open the locks!
Dubloons I'd find and diamonds t' keep, trinkets worth a life;
Or maybe I'd find a sacred sword or a really ancient knife!
But as I grew, I was soon t' learn, that dreams do not come true.
How many times have I seen a man be strangled till he's blue?
How many days have I watched them stumble, cursin' ill their fate.
When none would reach a helping hand, their heart would fill with hate.
I grew t' question th' ways of Kings who whipped the backs o' men,
More labour earned with blood and sweat while the preachers say 'Amen!'
Donations are given t' temples rich, while the poor are in the street;
So many souls are quickly trampled beneath their ugly feet....
Where first I believe the world was fair, no
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Wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!
Everything is wrong.
'As then sun dew drips from her eyes'-
Do I really think that'll be good enough?
Hours spent on each piece -
Punctuated only by sound of ripping paper -
To lie crumpled upon my wooden floor,
Unable to be forgotten.
As the hours pass and the day wears on,
More and more worlds are crushed by my hands.
Realities sprawled upon a single piece of paper,
To die as quickly as they are formed.
A man's whose romance is torn in two,
A vampire about to meet his prey.
A werewolf standing against an army
And a boy facing the world alone.
These are the lives that I hold in my hand;
Fictional lives, but precious still.
Yet as soon as I see their imperfections,
I destroy the evidence in a throe of shame.
These crumpled masses that now surround me,
They aren't the proof of perfection's pursuit...
They are merely my feeble, worthless attempts,
To disguise my own ineptitude.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th Decembe
Self Righteous SuicideSelf Righteous Suicide:Self Righteous Suicide in Free Verse More Like This
In a cold world,
That has long denied the light.
As we walk alone at night.
As we dream of endless death,
As we choke away our breath.
Tormented by our dreams.
None shall hear our screams.
A taste that is sickly sweet...
Let me end,
For hope I shall not meet...
"Why should we alone cry, when angels deserve to die?"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 24th February 2012
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It begins in the same way, every single night
Fire spreading from an altar in the darkness
As all living beings are slowly consumed,
The coruscating flames appear wet with blood
The scene then changes to a flooded hallway
Live wires dangling just above the water,
Like venomous serpents slithering in the darkness
A single pounce would end my life
Eventually the hallway ends with a door,
One that reminds me of forgotten yore
And my thoughts shall be in rhyme at this point
As though lips and tongue are eternally joint
What maddened schemes have they in mind?
It is not a question, I may ask at this time.
Quickly I am brought before a bone-wrought throne
Kneeling as my flesh is carved 'Atone'
My thoughts return to me and they are normal now
I somehow retain awareness of where I am.
I see before me, a creature rising;
From the shadows it grins and bares its fangs
'I am the end, which you so desperately seek,
And the mo
The PoetThe Poet:The Poet in Free Verse More Like This
He smiles as he sees her sleeping
& gently covers her with a blanket.
He goes to the window and looks out
watching snow fall, ever so slowly...
He sees people in the streets,
Chatting, walking. Some happy,
Others sad. Hearts beating,
Hearts broken; some warm, some cold.
He looks back at her, as she stirs in bed.
A yawn from her, brings another smile to him:
"How cute," he chuckles as he strokes her head.
He runs his fingers through her hair and is content.
Yet, even if he is happy here, again -
He is drawn to that window and finds himself
Staring out at the street and watching;
Marveling at the disparity and wondering -
Isn't there something that I can do?
Isn't there a better way for us all?
He looks back at her, sleeping peacefully;
He thinks about the future and sighs.
He wants a better world for her,
One where she would always be safe,
But unfortunately, he has no power.
He is just one man with little to his name.
He picks up a piece of paper, one found lyin
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Hey, what are you doing?
That's mine, now give it back.
You're stupid, you should just go die!
Okay, I'm sorry...
What, you failed again?
Just how much money do you think we're spending on this,
Do you think it just falls from the sky?
I can't believe you; and don't give me that look!
You better straighten up now you hear me
And if you keep looking like a dead fish,
I'm going to make you wish you were one.
Hey, being around you is driving me nuts,
You never want to do anything, you don't even care,
Why bother even breathing if you're going to act like you're dead!
A lousy person like you should just go die!
okay, fine! I will...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 26th November 2012
DramaDramaDrama in Free Verse More Like This
I’m tired of it
can’t stand it
it’s getting old
being so childish
taking the drama
I must forget
before it’s too late
drama chases after me
i try not be involved
but pulls me
into the drama
The big problems too
i curse myself
for letting it win
feel so lost
Won’t let it happen
I will defeat
crush the problems
leave the drama
out of my life
blocking my way
to be far
if i see it again
i will stab it
watch it suffer
then enjoy the pain
making it feel
how i hate
dealing with it
theres no drama
where i am from
take the drama with you
leave with it
i don’t wanna see
I dislike it
blocks my life plans
and the future
i plan to reach for
and stay out
Anime FreakAnime FreakAnime Freak in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Through my years
what else is new?
I see something
there all cute
I got interested
got into it
and meet my
first anime character
and japan culture
also very fun
the only one
in my family
who likes it
I have friends
It’s so cool
since i was
A little girl
and bloodly battles
I didn’t care
it was really cool
To this day
until the end
I’m proud to be
an Anime Freak
Forbidden PlaceForbidden PlaceForbidden Place in Free Verse More Like This
Don’t come across
It’s not allowed
Or go inside
I look far
From the mountains
Seeing that place
It use to be
The Dark World
Where I broke out
From in the past
It was hard
To escape away
I do my best
To not look back
Or go near it
Not to remember
I gather from
I hate it all
Is still there
I want it to
Not show again
Let me move on
With my place
To that place
The forbidden place
In the dark world
I want to burn it
Watch it flame up
Left to ashes
I walk off
As the flames
Of bad memory
To the ground
I carry on
Out of the place
It will remain me
As the forbidden place
From the past
It’s nothing to me
Just a plain
That I don’t
Want to be
Remember by it
Or go near
Last MomentsLast MomentsLast Moments in Free Verse More Like This
Before all chaos
The clock tick
feeling grew more
was it good?
A giant Hand
color red muscle
inside human body
body and muscle
People crowd around
fear rising up
scared to move
waiting what happens
Titans chase in
for the prey
Strike to regret
dash to the rescue
nervous to fears
try to help
drag off away
of his mother
Only his last moments
Calling her name
wishing the anger
of his father
Revenge of anger
crying in pain
A kill promise
lost and gone
It was the last moment
Started it all
is over now
In Eren’s life
never happen today
shaken to fear
Dead skullDead skullDead skull in Free Verse More Like This
But looks the same
However I paint
Of my old art
Of a bride
A couple getting married
Then something happens
End up dead
In gun shots
I do a special skull
Of a marriage bride
Add the roses
Then the view
And the ring box
Then make the bride
To the skull
It's a dead skull
To a bride
Making it feel
To a wedding day
As I draw this
How a wedding goes
To the person
She loves most
Dearly to her heart
I want that
To be reminded
In day of the dead
A special bride
On skull's face
My work piece
And the bride
A dead skull
For the bride
Being the wedding again
Forever the love
To the bride
In my art
A bride skull
To dead skull
TheStrangeOneTheStrangeOne in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The Strange One
I appearance differently now
My nickname still
but now its new
they all whisper
The Strange One
I've change quite a lot
Everyone doesn't pay attention
mostly i appear randomly
like a ghost
Hiding in the crowd
through my own path
to the darkness
where I hide
in my spare time
Kinda like a vampire
almost vladmiri Tod
Always in dark clothing
being a vampire
and hiding away in the dark
Call the Goth boy
or vampire kid
I look at them
stare at them cold
Telling them to back off
I walk off
being the strange one
which people whisper
to each other
I'm not noticeable
which is good
because scaring them
and surprising them too
At the park
reading a book
someone sits down
Its vladmiri Tod
giving me a warm smile
The Strange One
I call him
The Goth boy
Emos and Goths
get along well
look out for each other
Emo and Goth
in some ways
One of my friends
still calls me
Raven hawkRaven hawkRaven hawk in Free Verse More Like This
I see every bird
Flying through the skies
Around the eye
I feel he's alive
Either it's his brother
Sasuke always leaves
His hawk bird
Never around the village
I see the bird
Staring at me
Kind and soft eyes
It remind of him
I only saw him
Before his mission
That was it
Naruto never heard
Words from him
I felt sad and lost
Continue my years
Tears poor out
My eyes shad
My sadness out
Rushing in me
Worries got to me
In the room
Dreaming of him
Being with me
I was lost
I felt unhappy
Turn to the fake
Try to be strong
For his return
Feelings got to me
On my side
In my room
It looked at me
Then point to the figure
I was surprise
My eyes tear again
Try to get
My only Strenght
To run to him
Get out AliveGet out AliveGet out Alive in Free Verse More Like This
I had an option
with my past
or break free
get out of here
In one piece
the hard problems
That I’ve face
to all this
battle my survival
to just escape
Get out alive
and burn my pain
with the rest
I gather enough
to the past
All i have
is the anger
and awful feelings
it’s not a dream
in my head
I start to walk
wondering where to
I have to get
drag to the darkness
all over again
there is no story
I would tell it
Get out alive
I run free
to get out alive
and the past
If i want to live more
I have to get out
harm in me
I run out
I order myself
Get out alive
The Jealousy Game"Are you finished with your list yet, Mako?"The Jealousy Game in Short Stories More Like This
"I think so." He said before taking a sip from his bottled water.
Korra's eyes widened as she scanned his list. "This is over a hundred people."
"First of all, how do you know all these people? And secondly, we can't afford all these people."
"Think about it differently." He said. "More people equal more gifts."
Korra and Mako were currently at their home, making guest lists and going over them in anticipation for their wedding day. They had been engaged for just a few months and both were pretty eager about the wedding. To prepare for it, they decided to spend this day going over a few things. They started off with the guest list since they figured that could be done pretty easily. They were mistaken of course
Mako moved closer on the couch to Korra and stretched out his legs. He flashed a smile at her as he drank his water again.
Korra smiled but shook head. "No Mako, that won't work; some of these people have to go."
Miss Republic City"No way!"Miss Republic City in Short Stories More Like This
Korra shook her head and crossed her arms to emphasize how appalled and against the idea she was that Bolin just suggested. She started to walk away, done with the conversation but her earth bending friend ran to stop her.
He put his hand on her shoulder. "Come on Korra, be open minded about this. We'll make all the money we need for the Championship Match and more. It won't be that bad and how else can we do that?"
"I don't know, but I do know I'd sooner dip myself hot butter and walk on a tightrope over room full of angry Boar-Q-Pine's before I do that." Korra thought about what she said and then frowned. "Hopefully it won't have to come to that "
Bolin smiled but then sighed heavily; his idea wasn't that bad right? Right maybe it was just the way he approached her about it. He replayed the situation in his head quickly.
Bolin ran in the training room and yelled happily, "I got it!"
Miss Republic City (Part 3)"Hey, Korra!"Miss Republic City (Part 3) in Short Stories More Like This
Korra looked at smiling earth bender that was jogging over to her as she entered the training room. It was 6 in the morning; Korra couldn't understand why or how he was so happy and lively. She was too sleepy to feel anything beside distress that she to be there. Now Mako on the other hand, he seemed to be feeling the same way as Korra. He was sitting on the same bench he was yesterday, with tired eyes and his usual frown on.
"Good morning, Bolin." The Avatar said in a low voice, barely audible.
"Are you excited about day 2 of your Miss Republic City girly training?" He asked once he reached her.
"Ecstatic. Can't you tell by the look on my face?"
"Well to be honest you look sleepy but today's activities are going to wake you right up."
"I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing."
"A good thing, trust me." Bolin explained with an innocent face. "Today's agenda consists of your girly lesion, finding your talent and a few sample questions. Then it's over, nothing
You're Not AloneShe was dead?You're Not Alone in Short Stories More Like This
How could it be?
How could she die?
No, it couldn't be.
All these questions and more formed in Korra's head as she analyzed the old woman's still body lying on the bed. When she came home from practicing with Mako and Bolin, this was not the news she expected see. She walked in expecting to hear Tenzin nag and/or explain to her how she was neglecting to meditate. Not see him hovered over his mother's body with red eyes and tear stains on his cheeks. It didn't make sense and Korra refused to believe the water bending legend had passed on.
"No, Tenzin you're making a mistake. She's just sleeping."
Tenzin closed his eyes. "She was Korra, she was."
"She still is!"
The 17 year old was quickly getting upset with Tenzin for acting the way he was when all Katara was doing was resting.
"Korra, calm down." Mako, who stood on the left side of her next to his brother, ordered.
Her teammates had come back to the island with her this time, upon Korra's request
The Jealousy Game (Part 2)"Korra, I still don't see why you had to wear a dress."The Jealousy Game (Part 2) in Short Stories More Like This
"And I still don't see why I shouldn't have." She retorted.
"You're cheating," Mako continued to complain about his fiancée's attire. "That's not fair."
"Cheating?" Korra said as if she never heard the word before. "Bolin, what is he talking about?"
"I don't know," The earth bender chuckled. "but I think he might be jealous already."
Korra, Mako and Bolin were sitting in Bender's Palace, their local restaurant, waiting for Tahno and Asami to arrive. The night before, the engaged couple called their ex's and both happily agreed to get together. The plan was to eat and talk for half an hour or so and then afterwards they'd all go to see a movie.
Korra and Mako both agreed it'd be a good idea to bring Bolin along, that way he wouldn't be lonely and he could keep everything going fine just in case there was any tension. That's the one thing that remained the same with him over the many years; his fun-loving, optimistic and funny
The Jealousy Game (Part 3)There was nothing but silence in the car during the first few minutes, not even Bolin was speaking. The tension was thick enough to cut with a knife and the soon to be married couple seemed to be brooding.The Jealousy Game (Part 3) in Short Stories More Like This
Bolin took notice that Korra was tapping her hands together somewhat aggressively and that his brother had a tight grip on the steering wheel. And he wasn't too much liking the sharp and quick turns Mako was making. Maybe it was time for the earth bender to work his magic and better their moods.
"So Pabu told me this really funny joke not too long ago "
The Avatar spoke suddenly. "On and off the field, Mako? What was that about?"
"Me?" Mako turned to her with the same aggressiveness. "What about your 'private lessons' with Tahno?"
Or maybe it was time for Bolin to just sit back and relax for now
Korra blushed. "He was just teaching me Pro-bending."
"Yeah, I bet he is a pro at bending bending people over."
"And what's up with that? Why were you starting trouble by
Miss Republic City (Part 2)"Hello, I'm here." Korra said sleepily as she walked slowly and grudgingly into the training room.Miss Republic City (Part 2) in Short Stories More Like This
It was early in the morning and she was still half asleep. It took everything in her power not to go right back to sleep once she first woke up. But she had to do this. She had to win the money for the Championship and she had to make Mako eat his words.
"You're late." Was the firebenders response, who was sitting on a bench with his arms folded and a frown on his face.
"Wow, I love that greeting I just received; it made me feel so welcome."
"Bolin told you to be here at 6:00 and it's now going on 6:20."
"That's because I was sleeping like all normal people should be doing at this hour why am I even here this early? I told you two before mornings are evil "
"Well Korra, I'd imagine turning you into a girl is going to take a lot of time and energy."
"Turning me into a girl?" Korra narrowed her eyes. "What am I? A grown man?"
Mako rolled his eyes. "Don't over exagge