Coffee and Turkish DelightsThe thought that you were out there somewhere made me restless. Instead of staying home, lazily sipping my coffee while enjoying the morning sun, I instantly woke myself up, grabbed an espresso and walked around the old part of the city.Coffee and Turkish Delights in Short Stories More Like This
God, how beautiful that place was in the mornings. Even though it was kind of tiring to walk there, because of the slope, it definitely paid off. For an architect, these places are always interesting.
The narrow streets paved manually with stones could be quite slippery if you weren't careful. If you were new there, instructions could be very useful, because all the streets circle themselves and make endless whirling spirals.
But I did not care of any of that. In fact, the ottoman houses with the wooden buttresses were not the object of my attention, nor the reason I was there. It was not the fair weather an unusual phenomenon for my town- that made me wander around those streets, nor the lingering scent of freshly grounded coffee and
f i r e w o r k s*. There aref i r e w o r k s in Free Verse More Like This
days that our
flame is bright
enough to make
my soul act like
*. Fireworks burst
up into the sky,
but then they
*. They still feel
even when they
lie on the ground.
is not a burden.
*. This is why I'm fond of you.
so close your eyesit was when the sun radiated heat, heat, heat (not the dirty one), the one of cities with cars and smog and fireworks (in midday), the one with red skies, dust in the eyes, hope. (the theatre of the neighborhood looked so strange with all the handmade seats)so close your eyes in General Fiction More Like This
The gray smoke melted in the infected air and the perfumes. And I wanted to cry, I was happy, and I wanted to beg you
Save me don't go now stay home another week come back let's lie down on the sand in a deserted beach and the talk about stuff we always talk about don't change now don't leave don't leave me
It was when the sun radiated cold, clouds, doubts, the ones even skyscrapers and free newspapers couldn't make warmer. It was the cold, the one that starts when her dreams were being planned (but it all seemed so... infinite), the one that burns her eyes and tears start falling down and no one knows who she is, she's never been in that place before. She is forgotten. Then she finall
ti eide o kapetaniosΠερπατούσα σ' ένα δρόμο πουti eide o kapetanios in General Fiction More Like This
ασφυκτιούσε από υγρασία. Οι
λάμπες τριγύρω έσκαγαν από
φως και με συντρόφευαν
στη γνώριμη πορεία μου. Οι
λάμπες τρεμοσβήνουν που και
που. Το φεγγάρι είναι μια
exodus1. You appeared suddenly. Maybe it was the beer, maybe the waves crushing on my sides, but you were smiling wonderfully, and for a moment I thought I missed some part of you. I don't know which part though; I don't even know if it exists anymore. It was glorious in the happiest way. The sky is black; blacker than your heart. It's even darker than mine and the future is so unpredictable that I am in despair.exodus in Free Verse More Like This
1. So many dreams awoken by a single drop of rain, a simple ray of sunlight.
2. I can see your strange light. It's wonderful, addicting. My dreams float on your wrists and my eyes on your hair. You are glorious in the most glorious way. The sky is bright; but your heart is brighter. Mine is even brighter and the future is so predictable that I am in despair.
the world we seedrag me in youthe world we see in Free Verse More Like This
keep me inside your mind
because you know
things are changing
and such stories cannot end
not so easily
in times like this
dreams appear while you're awake
like raindrops in Munich
where the summer paints rain in pleasant colours
anemos kai hliosΜα, κάθε φορά που προσπαθώ νanemos kai hlios in Free Verse More Like This
αγγίξω την ψυχή σου με την πένα μου που
ρέει μαύρο υγρό, πάντα δε γράφω λέξη.
Ίσως γιατί μες στον ουρανό και τα άσπρα σύννεφα, η
αύρα σου στροβιλίζεται ελεύθερη, σαν όνειρ
ZalhΗ ζάλη σου με φέρνει στις άκρες του κόσμου, εκεί που το χώμα είναι στο χρώμα των μαλλιών σου και οι ελιές στο σώμα σου μοιάζουν με τις σταγόνες της βροχής. Δείξε μου λίγο πώς να γλυτώσω απ' αυτή τη ζάλη, &Zalh in Short Stories More Like This
s u nI wish I could make a drawing of your aura,s u n in Other More Like This
and keep it in my pocket.
Then every time Id be sad, I would unfold it,
And its endless light would make me smile.
dublin in a rainstorm (8)dublin in a rainstorm in Free Verse More Like This
i'm in love with your name. i love the way it travels in my mouth. i can taste it, it's lingering on my tongue. i wonder how many people keep your name in their prayers. i wonder how many people hear your name in their nightmares. i remember how your name created my own personal eclipse.
i remembered how i watched the past in my mind, as if i was watching a low definition movie. i remembered how your voice echoed in those possibly meaningful words.
a long time
EcstasyΘα με ξυπνήσεις ξανάEcstasy in Free Verse More Like This
Καταμεσής της νύχτας
Καθώς τα δάχτυλα σου θα χαϊδεύουν
Καθώς θα ελευθερώνεις νότες μαγικές
Της μοναξιάς το μέτρημα θα ξεγελάς
Περιπλανώμενος σε αισθήσ
Am I a PoetI am a fugitiveAm I a Poet in Free Verse More Like This
From my own reality
And I write
I write to forget
A present I can't stand living in
I write to remember
A past showing
That there might never be a lament
I must never forget
I write to wish for
A future of some kind
Coming from a different now
And rooting to a past of less guilt
Wishes that I don't want to stop making…
And then I begin…
The medium trembles as
My thoughts are passing
Through it onto the paper
I am drained
I feel so empty
Why am I writing?
I am even more lost
Somewhere between the lines
I am even more alone
Words suddenly become strangers
I become even more me
When trying to escape me
I am seeking amnesty
For my feelings that
Never stop confusing me
For my thoughts
That I never stop questioning
For my actions
For which I see no point in regretting
I don't write for you to read
I write for you to like me
Not some lines put to
.reflection.καμια φορα.reflection. in Free Verse More Like This
.cityblues.[ακου]μια μουσικη θλιψη.cityblues. in Free Verse More Like This
πλανιέται στην ατμοσφαιρα
παρεα με την καπνα καννης
τσιγαρο [και φευγεις...]
.as always, the case.ingenious boys.as always, the case. in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
get away with
but the girl
dressed in black
what under lies
and gathers her
comes running back
.in sickness.δεν θέλω να σέρνομαι.in sickness. in Free Verse More Like This
στους στενούς διαδρόμους
μην επιτρέψεις να με
κυκλώσουν στα καλώδια
μην το σκεφτείς λεπτό
ο πόνος δεν σταματά ούτε λεπτό
δεν υπάρχει παρηγοριά για την υπέροχη αυτή ζωή
Look at her in the eyes...Γιατί δεν την κοιτάς στα μάτια;Look at her in the eyes... in Free Verse More Like This
Πώς θα ξέρεις;
Τα δάκρυα στεγνώνουν και
Τα χαμόγελα σκάνε σαν πυροτεχνήματα
Στιγμές που χάνονται
Γιατί δεν την κοιτάς στα μάτια;
Δες την, ψάχνει
.aloimono.ένα μαύρο σύννεφο.aloimono. in Free Verse More Like This
μ' ακολουθεί και
δεν λέει να βρέξει
βαρύ σαν την σκιά
μου, σου, τους που
γοργά με προσπερνάει
και δύει μές στη σιωπή
στην άπνια, στο κενό που
ξημερώματα γεμίζω βιαστικά
για να μην με
.insomnia.το κεφάλι μου θα εκραγεί.insomnia. in Free Verse More Like This
κι οι άσπροι τοίχοι θα γράψουν
Ε Λ Ε Ο Σ
Chastity beltYou never put a chastity belt on a sex addict. Never. It always ends up poorly. Not to mention if that sex addict is a basically all powerful being whose sexual need is driven up once every thousand to million years.Chastity belt in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Drakonius should have chosen different people to sleep with. He should have known that when they became pregnant that something was not completely right. He already had a heir, Keiranos. With two other children, what was he going to do? He did take them, though. They were basically demi-gods in their own rights and he didn't know what would happen if they kept the children - hell, these were the first kids he had had ever.
Drakonius could get no work done. The damn belt was a constant reminder of what he couldn't have anymore. Alexis wouldn't take the thing off, either. Some sort of spell he had yet to figure out - something about going to her Creator. And all attempts to reach Drakonius's own Creator had failed. Sitting at the desk, his leg shook up and down co
Feral ReincarnationHe was, of course, slacking off. Even though, in the past, he had always taken care of his chores, today felt different. It felt strange performing the tasks which came so naturally before. Maybe his birthday was the reason he was slacking off He was turning eighteen tomorrow. Despite everyone else patting him on the back and telling him he could fuck some girl without getting into trouble, it felt more than that to the young man. It felt more like a milestone than he would let the others know.Feral Reincarnation in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey! Nate!" Scrambling off the trashcan, Nate hurried to make it look like he was at least doing something. He filled his hands with boxes and pretended to be carrying when his friend, Cody, came into view. Like him, Cody was still a novice Blade. It didn't mean shit to Nate, however. Despite their being on the lowest rung of the ladder, they were still pretty competent fighters.
His grinning friend came into view, and Nate couldn't help but return it, even th
Law of plot WIP LAW OF PLOTLaw of plot WIP in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
0) Anything and Everything is possible
1) Characters will always be pushed together. Always.
2) Even if the character does not want to go somewhere, he/she/it will be forced to. Even if there is another solution somewhere else.
3) Prisoners always carry lock-picking devices on their person, yet they are never searched by the captors.
4) Explosions are good.
5) Hair does not follow the rule of gravity.
6) There is always an enemy.
7) Side quests are abundant.
8) At least one person has a dark past.
9) The hero is not dead until the body is found. And even if the body is found, there is still a chance that the hero is alive.
10) The big bad guy always has some kind of ulterior motive or hidden plans.
11) Fate doesn't like to be defied, but through a bit of work, and a bit of luck, it can be thwarted, or at least skewed, from it's original intentions
12) There is always a price to pay
13) No matter how improbable, you will run into companions/enemies
14a) If a charact
Like Father Like SonHe died slowly.Like Father Like Son in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He died painfully.
He died alone.
Ludwig Eberhart's body was found mere hours after he was shot. An ambulance was called. He was pronounced dead on the scene, tossed aside like trash between the overturned garbage cans. Police were called. None came. Soon, people came to move his corpse. Faceless entities that were mere puppets, controlled by those who wore crowns. The ones who saw the deep crimson pools that reflected light like rusted copper ignored it. The ones who knew what happened falsified surprise and grief and made it into an art.
All too quietly, Ludwig was tossed into the back of the ambulance as if a broken toy that was to be taken to the secondhand store. Blank blue eyes stared upwards, as if the barrel of the gun was still hanging in front of him. The blood had stopped flowing from the wound in his chest, yet the clean metal floor was still stained and marred by the rented flesh, which already had begun its slow decomposition. As the door was cl
IllusionA growl rose up through Midnight's chest as he turn around to look at Aru. The man was going upstairs to put his little girl away, as well as another child; neither of them being his concern. No, his problem had just become the man himself.Illusion in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Did the fool think he was playing, that he was toying with him? Or did he really think himself safe. Perhaps he just didn't understand whom he was speaking too; that could be easily rectified.
Midnight would need to wait until Aru came back but once he did, well
"Let the fun begin "
Alice wouldn't worry about the four of them. She knew they were out adventuring and having a good time. Taking an extra night in this inn would be nothing big. Up in their room, Aru chased his children around and around, wearing out their ever-so-present energy. He tickled Marrissa, threw Takari up and down in the air and tackled Erika playfully, blowing raspberries on her belly. Finally, when they were all out of breath, Aru helped them change, wash their fac
Feral Reincarnation - p2Nate stalked the streets, pulling his new jacket close to him. He was just leaving King territory for his own home, having taken a walk after the fight with the Feral boy.. The jacket, of course, had been stolen. He had recognized a King who had a very nice leather trench coat. And Nate wanted it. He thought of it as a birthday present to himself. It was a very nice present, and he was glad he thought of it.Feral Reincarnation - p2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Turning a corner, he let out a sigh at the familiar sight of home territory. Now, he would head home and- DONG
Nate looked over his shoulder, far off into the distance. DONG. A clock tower struck. DONG. Was it really that late already? DONG. Wait that meant
"My birthday " Nate mumbled to himself. A strange urge coming over him, the boy hopped onto the hood of a car, and sat through the ringing. "Ten Eleven Twelve " He grinned. "Happy birthday, me."
And that was when everything changed.
The world shook and rumbled suddenly, rocking violently back an
Why does Daddy hate me?He always treated her differently, always looked at her differently, always talked to her differently. Their was an air of disgust from him whenever they were in the same room; a slight upwards tilt of his nose that had the poor girl's shoulders drooping. He turned his back on her time and time again. He turned to play with the others, to hold them and hug them, to laugh with them and smile with them. She tried it once. She was all alone and he walked through the door after a long night at work. She had some blood for him, even. The door creaked open, echoing infinitely throughout the quiet house. Then her pattering feet followed quickly, with a squeal of delight, "Daddy!" But he stepped out of the way and, her eyes closed in hopeless happiness, she did not realize she had stumbled outside until she tripped off the stairs. There was a click. And then another click. Because everyone was already sleeping, the child stayed on the porch that night.Why does Daddy hate me? in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Black PitchIru moaned, but didn't move.Black Pitch in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It hurt. Everything hurt. Places he didn't have names for hurt. It hurt to just lie there. It hurt to breathe. He exhaled, and whimpered. They held him down, and they bit him, and they cut him, and they-
No. He didn't want to remember that. He wanted to forget. He just wanted to sink away into a black oblivion, a soft inky darkness that would smother everything. This fear, this pain, this cold, but mostly the humiliation.
They laughed. Just laughed at him as they-
Eyes widening, he inched away from the doorway. Or, attempted to. But the slightest movement sent shivers down his spine and he stopped. The door creaked open and he froze, pressing himself to the ground as if he could blend in with the blood stained tiles.
Echoing smacking, continuing through the black pitch and bouncing, reverberating forever, like the rolling waves of the ocean. Tap -ap -ap -ap. Tap -ap -ap -ap. Closer, and closer.
Iru whimpered, and braced himself for the
Nano 2010 - p3"Help! Help!" He cried, turning back to the group. "There's someone here! There's a survivor!" Not checking to see if they were following, Danny rushed forward to the man. He was lying prone on the ground, a bandaged, bloodied hand curled about a pole as if it were a lifeline. The ringing Danny heard - and still heard - was a bell, tied to a wire on the pole. Carefully side-stepping the unconscious man, he grabbed at the pole, pulling it from the ground. It slipped from the man's weak grasp and Danny looked at the bell on top.Nano 2010 - p3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This thing is huge," he mumbled to himself, turning the bell about in his hands. But he did not notice the man, his opening eyes and panicked look. He only realized that he had awoken when a hand grasped his ankle. Danny grasped. Desperately, he kicked at him, screaming and yelling. The hold never loosened, though and soon he felt the wet blood from the maimed hand seeping into his pants legs.
"Let go!" He screamed, tossing the bell down to the ground. "Let go o
Nano 2010And thus the world was turned to sand, angry was the One Goddess. In retaliation for the blasphemers and neglect, the Namuh race was punished with infertility. Green grass turned to brown before withering beneath a sun with razor sharp rays in a blue sky turned hard yellow. The once fragrant flowers now spewed the stench of sulfur. And it was all our fault. Thus we, the Namuh, were punished thousands upon thousands of years ago. Left stranded in this sea of sand, we had but one choice. Return praise to the one above, appease her and praise her for her wisdom, beauty and generosity for we have our life, at least. We have our world and a home. Once the Fertility Goddess accepts our pleas and sorrow will she return life to our world.Nano 2010 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Those accused of blasphemy lose all privilege and rights as a member of the Namuh race. The Haven and Divine Guard will no longer offer protection to the offender.
The offender is to be brought in to the High Temple of the Hav
Cursed freedomΣπινθηροβόλα κέρματα τα μάτια σου,πουλήθηκαν στο εμπόριο της αυταπάτης,Cursed freedom in Free Verse More Like This
Και σαν λησμόνησαν γαλήνη,φωτιά απλώθηκε στα σπλάχνα της ψυχής σου..
Δε με ρώτησες ποτέ τι βλέπω σαν τα κοιτώ.
Δε με λογάρια
you make me sick0λα τα υποτιμάς.τα φέρνεις στα πόδια σου και τα πατάς γιατί ποτέ δεν μπόρεσες να περπατήσεις με το κεφάλι ψηλά.μια ζωή κάτω απ'τη σκια των τύψεων σου ζούσες.σάπιζες μαζί με τα λόγια και τις αναμνήσει&you make me sick in Free Verse More Like This
a sky full of wishesWould let me be your shooting star?a sky full of wishes in Free Verse More Like This
and when i fade away,and fall down-down,hard to the ground-
you'd smile,i know you would, because you would have made your wish,you would have dreamt of all the
moments we could spend together,
and then you would just close your eyes,because when we close our eyes we draw a world of our own.
we extend our limits as far as we want,as far as we wish.everything becomes accesible.
we turn our fantasies into realities.because we can.
because it is the world of our own.because we
melanieΜελάνι,melanie,μελανι,melanie,μελανι...melanie in Free Verse More Like This
Μελάνι σου λέω.Μελάνι στάζει στον πυθμένα των σκιών σου
μελάνι στάζει απέραντο στις ίριδες των ματιών σου
μελάνι σαν τον έβεννο ρέει της ψυχής σου ο καημός
μελάνι άψυχο σ
behind the doors we feelσυνειρμικά χτυπάς το κουδούνι για τη δική μου πόρτα(αυτήν που μαζί φτιάξαμε)αλλά εγώ δεν σου ανοίγω.behind the doors we feel in Free Verse More Like This
αυτόματα σου ανοίγω όταν σταματάς να χτυπάς.ψάχνω να σε βρω αλλά έχεις φύγει.
και όταν κανένας α
Empty EyesYou gently caressed my wet-tear-stained cheek and softly whispered to me...Empty Eyes in Free Verse More Like This
"As far away i'll be from your eyes one day,as close i'll be in your heart forever"
Those words flew like razors and pierced my heart as deeply as they could..
It didn't matter that it was the sweetest thing someone could ever promise.
It mattered that the sweetest things become so so bitter when they are so painfully true..
Sweet things seem to damage me due to an overdose of sugar.
Sugar is what sents me to heaven.To such an aching beauty.Sugar is you.
My heaven though,had paper angels and plastic clouds.And a marble God.
The gates were closed and the gate-keeper wouldn't let me in.The gate-keeper was me.
Even though i got very sad at a moment,eventually a bitter graditute coloured my smile.
Your eyes torchured me again and again as they were fighting to fill the emptiness in mine.
I sensed your fear of losing me.Your eyes started to get affected by my emptiness.Your heart lead to a desperate cr
i miss yousometimes i miss you so much that i don't know what to do in order to keep myself together.as i see despair coming closer and closer to me i scream out your name and i feel you .i hear you saying that everything is going to be fine.and this way i know.i know that everything is going to be fine..i miss you in Free Verse More Like This
last letterπαύση.και μετά πάλι κίνηση...κίνηση.και μετά πάλι παύση..έρχεσαι μου ψιθυρίζεις"σ'αγαπάω..." μετά πάλι όλα θολώνουν.τα μάτια σου γίνονται αστέρια στον ουρανό και η ψυχή σου το φεγγάρι.η ανάσα σου γενοβlast letter in Free Verse More Like This
the paradox of love...κι αν οι δαίμονες με πάρουν μακριά σουthe paradox of love in Free Verse More Like This
μην απορήσεις γιατι σ'αγάπησα
κι αν με σύρουν στον γκρεμό
μην απορήσεις γιατί σε μίσησα
μονάχα ένα πράγμα να ξέρεις σίγουρα
όσο υπήρξα κι όσο έζησα
trains are like feelingsi'm sorry i stepped on your heart to make a new start.i never meant to take your wings away..we just happened to go after the same train at a different time.sometimes the minutes make me wonder about whether i made the right choice but in the end of the day illusions never stop messing with my mind,making me wonder if minutes were actually hours or even years.i somehow know that we'll one day catch the same train at the same time,i just don't know when.just make sure you say hello to me when you see me and i'll make sure i erase the illusions and give you back your wings.trains are like feelings in Free Verse More Like This
japanes m n o p rMaho = Magicjapanes m n o p r in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Manga = Comics
Manmo = Demon
Matte = Wait
Megami = Goddess
Minna = Everyone, all of you
Mizu = Water
Mori = Forest
Moshi moshi = Hello (this is how we Japanese answer the phone -- it's rarely used otherwise)
Masume = Girl (it's a little like saying "babe" in America)
Muteki = Invincible
Namida = Teardrop, crying, tears
Nani = What
Natasuyasumi = Summer vacation
Natsu = Summer
Ne = Similar to saying "eh?" in English
Neko = Cat
Nezumi = Mouse
Ni = Two
Niji = Rainbow
Nijizuishou = Rainbow crystal
Odango = Dumpling
Odango atama = Dumpling head (the Japanese equivalent of Meatball Head)
Ofuda = Anti-evil scroll (the things used to ward off evil spirits)
Ogenki desu ka? = How are you?
Ohayo = Good morning
Japanese sufixesName SuffixesJapanese sufixes in General Non-Fiction More Like This
-chan: Used between friends or with someonne younger than you. Generally a very friendly suffix which is normally used with girls and close female companions
-kun: Generally used for males, but can bee used for females too.
-san: Polite and formal. Used for someone at the same position as you or higher. You would use this with strangers if you didn't know them well. It basically means Mr., miss, Mrs.
dono: this confers utmost respect
-sama: Very high respect. Used when speakiing about gods or someone like an emperor or king
-sensei: Originally means "born earlier thhan me". Usually used towards your master, teacher, or someone wise in the literature and art. You would call your school teacher by this suffix.
onee-chan/san/sama: What you would call your sister.
onii-chan/san/sama: What you would call your brother.
-ko = A suffix used at the end of a girl's name, either
Japanese i j kI'sJapanese i j k in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Ichi = One
Iie = No
Iinazuke = Finacee
Inu = Dog (( As in INU-YASHA
japanese names 4 girls part 10Japanese names for girls part 6. comments and favs are greatly appreciated.japanese names 4 girls part 10 in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Minori-(unisex name)Beautiful harbor/village of beautiful fields
Mitsuko-chilf full of blessings/Shining child
Miwa-beautiful haramony/three rings
Miyako-beautiful march child
Miyoko-Beautiful generation child/third generation child
Momoe-Hundread blessings/hundred rivers
Naomi-above all beauty
Natsuko summer child
Japanese e f and gE'sJapanese e f and g in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Eiyu = Heroic
Engi = Theater
Ecchi: Lecherous. Also soft-core perverted anime that tends to consist of lots of sexual humor
Fuku: Uniform. Like Kagome's school clothes
Fubuki = Snowstorm
Fuenukkusu = Phoenix
Fuji = Puffer fish
Fushigi = Mysterious, wondrous (there's an anime called "Fushigi Yuugi" which translates to "Mysterious Play")
Fyuu = Winter
Gohan: Rice. Meal
Gakkousei: (Gahk-sei) Student
Genki: Energy, healthy, happy, entergetic
Genki desu = Fine
Genso = Illusion
Ginga = Galaxy: more specifically, the Milky Way
Ginzuishou = The "Silver Imperial Crystal" in America
Go = Five
Gomen = I'm sorry
Gomen nasai = I'm really sorry
Gomen ne = I'm sorry
Japanese names 4 girls part 12Japanese names for girls part 6. comments and favs are greatly appreciated.Japanese names 4 girls part 12 in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Sumiko-clear thing child/pure child
Tomiko-treasured beauty child
Tosiko-alert child/child of many years
Umeko-plum blossome child
Yasuko-honest cild/peacful child
yoko-ocean child/positive child
Yoshie-fragrant branch/good day
Japanese c and dC'sJapanese c and d in General Non-Fiction More Like This
-chan = A suffix used at the end of a name, usually used for someone younger than you (ChibiUsa-chan), a close friend of the same age
Chibi = Little, small (Chibi-Usa means "Small rabbit")
Cho = Super
Chojin = Superman
Chojo = Superwoman
Chotto: A little
Chuu-gakkou: Middle school
Chibi: Little, small
Chuu-gakkou: Middle school
Cosplay: Costume Play (often associated with dressing like anime characters)
Dare = Who
Densetsu = Legend
Dochirahe? = How are you?
Doko = Where
Dokoro no hata = Skull and crossbones
Dorekurai = How
Doshite = Why
Doyatte = How
Daijoubu: In question form it means, "Are you ok". Just said out as a statement means "I'm fine."
Dame: (dah-meh) Bad, no good
Domo arigato gozaimasu: Thank you very much.
Daijoubu: In question form it means, "Are you ok". Just said out as a statement means "I'm fine."
Japanese girl names part 4Japanese name for girls part 4Japanese girl names part 4 in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Tani- Valley, sweetheart ,youth , bull that charges randomly
Tokiko- Child of Toki
Uma- nation, mother, horse
Yoshiko- child of Yoshi
Yukako- child of Yuka
Yukiko- child of Yuki
Yuriko- Child of Yuri
Yutsuko- child of Yutso
Japanese names 4 girls part 11Japanese names for girls part 6. comments and favs are greatly appreciated.Japanese names 4 girls part 11 in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Noriko-child of principle
Sakiko-blossoming child/earlier child
Shige-nickname for names beginning with shige
Japanese names forgirls part5Japanese names for girls part 5 ( I might have these names in some of my other Japanese names thing and please give me a break it takes me awhile to translate everything ok? Name-definitionJapanese names forgirls part5 in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Aika love song
Aiko beloved/love child
Aimi love beauty
Akane brilliant red
Akemi bright beauty/autum
Amateratsu Shining over heaven
Amaya night rain
Asami morning beauty
Asuka tomorrow fragrance
Atsuko- industrious/warm child
Aya colorful/woven silk
Ayaka colorful flower/fragrant/summer
Ayako scholarly child
Ayano of color/silk
Azami- thistle flower
Azumi safe residence
You're Not AloneWe live in a world that is full of great pain.You're Not Alone in Free Verse More Like This
Where everyone one has a heavy burden to carry.
We think that nobody could possibly understand what we have gone through.
But in a world that is abundant in such matters,
there is somebody, somewhere who knows of your grievances;
who shares your pain;
who is in the same boat.
So know; You're not alone.
Like a child behind a locked door,
we keep our burdens a secret.
We do what we shouldn't.
We say what we wouldn't.
Instead of seeking help among ones we love,
we pray they never find out.
We isolate ourselves;
we think we're alone...
Weather it was something we have said or done,
something we are ashamed of,
or something in our past.
It eats at our hearts.
We are afraid to open up.
We forget that we aren't the only ones in the world,
because others laugh and smile.
But I assure you, they have their own problems too.
So don't think you're alone.
Stop looking back if your past is ugly.
Stop looking to your side and comparing your life.
Slipped through the CracksWhen she is sad, I am sad.Slipped through the Cracks in Free Verse More Like This
When she's in pain, so am I.
But when she's happy, I'm dying.
And when she's laughing, I'm crying.
If only she knew, how I feel.
But she never will.
Because that guy is the lucky one
making her happy,
making her laugh,
making her smile.
And I'm just the guy who slipped through the cracks.
RunningI am a runner.Running in Free Verse More Like This
People tell me that I am no good,
That I need to try harder and run through the pain.
Those people boast of their abilities and skills.
That they can endure the pain
That they can run oh so fast.
But they couldn't be more wrong.
They wouldn't be able to endure an ounce of my pain.
They wouldn't be able to out run the pain that I do.
They say they are the best at what they do.
Others tell me that I could learn a thing from them.
They say that they've mastered the art of running.
But they haven't come close.
They have never run to escape the pain
the heart-brake and sorrow.
They have not run like I have.
But still they boast of their abilities and skills.
They say they live to run.
I run to live.
It's YouIt's the light rain on my face.It's You in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It's the smell of morning dew.
It's the sun's warm embrace.
That reminds me of you.
It's all the memories of us.
It's how we never part.
It's our deep, limitless, trust,
That keeps you in my heart.
It's not about the mistakes we made
It's that in each other we see our best
It's about how our love will never fade,
That you make me forget the rest.
It's your little quirks.
It's how you made my heart anew.
It's how we forget our little irks.
It's how I knew... it's you.
The WorldI can't believe it.The World in Free Verse More Like This
I don't understand.
How can you think that this awful man,
Is your entire world, let alone your friend?
Please tell me,
He is your world?
Since when does the world turn its back on you?
When does it leave you high and dry in your time of need?
When does it exploit and use you?
Cheat and abuse you?
Since when does the world build you up,
just to knock you down?
When does it make you feel special,
just to pull the rug from beneath your feet?
How can it make you feel so cold on the hottest day?
So alone around all your friends?
What? Oh, you mean to say,
that IS what the world is like?
Cruel? Unjust? Unfair?
Then, I guess you're right.
This awful man...
he is the world to you isn't he?
I'll be...revisedI'll be your lover,I'll be...revised in Free Verse More Like This
The one who can make you smile just by looking at you.
The one who will cuddle with you and keep you warm at night.
The one who will love you for who you are.
The one who will go the distance to be there for you.
The one who would do any thing to make you happy.
Yeah, I'll be your lover.
I'll be your crying shoulder,
The one who you can call when you need a friend.
The one who won't judge you.
The one who will try to raise your spirits when you're feeling blue.
The one who you can tell everything, I won't tell a soul.
The one who's shoulder you can cry on when you need to let it all out.
Yeah, I'll be your crying shoulder.
I'll be your doubt,
The one who will always make you weigh your options.
The one who will teach you not to judge.
The one who will disagree with you for the sake of disagreeing.
The one who will make you question yourself.
The one who will try to broaden your horizons.
Yeah, I'll be your doubt.
I'll be your demon,
The one who will push
The Worst...The worst wasn't that you weren't open with me,The Worst... in Emotional More Like This
or knowing that you didn't try,
or even when you dropped me like a box of rocks.
The worst was when you told me you loved me...
...when you obviously didn't.
The Right FlowerLove is like a flower,The Right Flower in Free Verse More Like This
picked special from a meadow and cared for.
Once picked though,
the flower will begin to wither and wilt.
But you DO have time.
Time to trim it, beautify it, complement it.
How much time and compassion you put into that 'flower' determines how long it will last.
Even if it does die, do not fret!
Press it in the book of you memory; preserve it.
For that flower will be the foundation of all other flowers you continue to pick.
That book of flowers will teach you and remind you how to treat your flowers.
But one day, you will no longer need that book.
When that day comes you'll know,
you'll know you've picked a flower that will last a life time.
I Wouldn't Have Believed You.If last year you told me,I Wouldn't Have Believed You. in Free Verse More Like This
that this is where I'd be in one year,
I wouldn't have believed you.
I would have stood up and punched you,
right then and there.
No matter what you would have said,
you couldn't have ruined my happiness.
I had everything I wanted.
I didn't know where I was going,
but I was happy to be going there.
Friends, family, loved ones, all at my side,
all walking with me down the same road.
I wouldn't have heeded your words,
because nothing could have ruined my happiness.
Days seemed to fly,
but the good times lasted.
I knew, if you told me, you'd be wrong.
But the unthinkable happened,
And although the initial thrill was dying,
I wouldn't have let your words ruin my happiness.
Hard times followed,
the road I was on was becoming barren and dry.
I was lost,
but I continued on,
determined to keep my happiness.
Clinging to what little I had left.
Until one day, my happiness was ruined.
Your words weren't the culprit tho,
Because it was my happiness tha
NamesNames are not found in dictionaries,Names in Free Verse More Like This
Names don't tell of one's status, ability, or personality.
Each name is unique.
No matter how common it is.
For although others may share your name.
Share it right down to the last letter,
There never has been, and never will be,
another you again.
And that fact is what makes you, you.
Angels 1st partΈνα ανατριχιαστικό ουρλιαχτό μέσα στη νύχτα.Angels 1st part in Horror More Like This
Και στη συνέχεια, το τεράστιο πλάσμα έσκυψε το κεφάλι του για να αποτελειώσει το θύμα του.
Αν και ήταν στο μέγεθος αρκούδας, έμοιαζε πιο πολύ με καστ
Angels 2st partΟ σωματότυπος της μικρόσωμης κοπέλας έμοιαζε με έφηβης.Angels 2st part in Fantasy More Like This
Αλλά καμία έφηβη δεν θα μπορούσε να είναι έτσι.
Το δέρμα της φαινόταν σαν να μην έχει ούτε ίχνος μελανίνης, ενώ τα ολόισια μαλλιά της ήταν μα
Angels 6th partΟι δύο αίθουσες χωρίζονταν από ένα τζάμι.Angels 6th part in Horror More Like This
Μέσα απ το τζάμι, η Άντρια αντίκρισε πέντε απ αυτά που αποκαλούσε παιδιά της.
Ήταν τέρατα στο μέγεθος μεγάλης αρκούδας των οποίων όμως η μορφή θύμιζε πι
Afraid -Greek-ΦοβάμαιAfraid -Greek- in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Τα μάτια σου να δω
Διαμάντια στο σκοτάδι
Να κοιτάξω αυτό που έκανα κομμάτια
Αυτό που γκρέμισα σαν πύργο από τραπουλόχαρτα
Φοβάμαι να σε κοιτάξω
Να κάνω τον πόνο σου δι&
Angels 7th partΤα μάτια του νεαρού άντρα ήταν δεμένα με ένα πανί και τα ρούχα του ήταν λερωμένα και ξεσκισμένα.Angels 7th part in Horror More Like This
Η Άντρια τον πλησίασε και του έλυσε τα μάτια.
Το βλέμμα του δήλωνε τρόμο και τάσεις φυγής.
Αυτό όμως κρ
LucyΗ ομίχλη τριγύρω μου άλλαζε σχήματα όπως περπάταγα βιαστικά ανάμεσα στις τριανταφυλλιές και τις ταφόπλακες.Lucy in Short Stories More Like This
Αιθέριες μορφές απομακρύνονταν αθόρυβα, κρύβονταν μέσα στις σκιές.
Angels 5th partΗ Άντρια άνοιξε τα μάτια της όταν άκουσε βήματα να πλησιάζουν.Angels 5th part in Horror More Like This
Ήταν μάτια που σε βύθιζαν σε μια απέραντη, καταγάλανη δίνη μέχρι να σε πνίξουν.
Μέσα στην τεράστια σκοτεινή αίθουσα, φτιαγμένη εξ ολο
The Beauty of Dying -part 3-I took some steps backwards fast and looked at him in shock.The Beauty of Dying -part 3- in Fantasy More Like This
I turned and started to run but he was there in frond of me again.
He was fast.
Dear, I told you Im a vampire. Do you really think you can run away from someone so much stronger and faster than you? he asked ironically.
I didnt answer.
I was shaking.
You have no choice he said quietly and then his look changed.
He was so beautiful, his look so sweet and lovely.
I just couldnt say no now.
He touched my shoulders with his cold hands.
His grey eyes had locked mine.
He gently pushed me against the wall and I didnt resist.
I knew that I had to fight him.
At least to try!
But I couldnt
It was against my will
My back was against the cold bricks of the wall when he slowly raised his hand and touched my long, reddish hair.
He took it to the side uncovering my neck.
He slightly opened his mouth leaning forward towards my milk white neck.
When I saw his fangs my hea
Angels 3rd partΣτα χέρια της κρατούσε ένα ξίφος που θύμιζε ιαπωνική κατάνα.Angels 3rd part in Horror More Like This
Σκούπισε το αίμα που είχε πιτσιλίσει το πρόσωπό της και έπειτα έβγαλε ένα μαντήλι να καθαρίσει το ξίφος της.
Όπως το καθάριζε κάτω από
Sooner Or LaterPlease wait for meSooner Or Later in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Dont leave me alone
Scared in the darkness
Come into the place
Where darkness rises and save me
When the time comes
But... Will you wait for me?
Will you still hear my screams calling you?
When Ill cry out your name
Tears blinding my eyes
And you wont be there
Youll have left me alone
Desperation filling your veins
Guiltiness chocking me
Pain killing us both
And impatience burning our souls
Sooner or later Im gonna let you love me
All I can hope is that youll still want to
Or will you be too tired to even look into my eyes, love?
Yes, my love... You will be too tired to be there for me...
DancingI can't dance, Dreamgirl. Did you know that?Dancing in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I think Novembers will always hurt the most, unless maybe I meet you on the seventh or the fifth or your birthday falls around that time. That might be okay, I think. But I will always think differently in November.
Explain this, please:
It is December and cold and bright and perfect. It smells like woodsmoke and snow in the clouds and when she steps outside, she takes a deep, deep breath. But the air is too cold for her scarred insides and she starts to cough uncontrollably. Why doesn't she remember that cold air makes her lungs tight?
Maybe she pretends not to remember. Or maybe she is preoccupied because she is thinking of last month and how she can't breathe. But it was warm in November. Warmer than last year. The scars were quieter, but that could have been because of you, actually.
She draws a second, careful breath and cinches her coat more tightly around her. She glares sullenly at the cheery winter sky and it glows back, making h
Cracked"I'm waiting, Miss Dickinson. Waiting, waiting, waiting," I say it all in a singsong voice and then dissolve into giggles because somehow the made up tune makes the laughter bubble up in my chest like champagne and I'm thinking of the time I got drunk on New Years and beat the girl I loved at gin and later poker even though the cards spun a little bit in my vision.Cracked in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"But I played 'em close to my chest," I smile up at the sky and am rewarded with a fat raindrop hitting me square in the eye and then another and another and I open my mouth and I imagine myself drinking the whole sky and being filled with blue.
It wasn't New Years this year. It was last year.
"I was happy last year,"
Emily Dickinson told me that death was on his way, but he's late. And I guess my schedule's not as full as hers, because I can and I have come to a full and complete stop, just like a train or a bus and then (and only then) am I allowed to safely exit. Only I've jumped out of moving vehicles befor
Day OnePretty soldier,Day One in Emotional More Like This
I've never had the right words to say.
I'll never know why you punish the people who love you.
You tried to make me hate you because you thought it
would be easier for me to let you go. Instead, you broke
my heart, and I think I might be stuck loving you forever.
I'm not angry.
I wrote you a longer letter, but I can't read it because tears
make it hard to see the computer screen, just like now.
I will always mean it when I say that I love you.
Lamento que hay veces que olvido que tú no
eres ella. Lamento que a veces deseo que lo fueras. Tengo
miedo de no amarte de la forma que te mereces y odio que
mis miedos no sean infundados.
De todos modos Te quiero. Espero que lo sepas.
You protect me when I insist that I don't need it.
You know me better than I think I know myself.
But it goes both ways. I'm sorry she's moving away. You say
you don't care, but I know you do. I know you're in love with
her and that this is going to hurt. I just hope you c
Day Four-Anywhere between 9:00 and 10:10-Day Four in Emotional More Like This
Stay until the morning comes and I can forget you've gone
Goodness it's freezing out. Should probably close the window. That'd require me to actually get out of bed. What time is it?
I could sleep for another half hour.
Wait. What do I have to do today? Shower. Classics paper. Laundry. Ok, up.
Cold, cold, cold. Towel, shower caddy, sandals. Stumble to the bathroom. Please let there be hot water Yes! Warm. A nice, warm shower Ok, Sarah. Quit dawdling. You've got things to do today. Shampoo, conditioner, soap. Left arm, right arm, etc Shower off. God, it's cold. Back to the room.
What time is it?
-Usually around 10:40-11:00-
All right. I'm probably not going to leave the dorm today, so I can get away with wearing my rattiest pair of jeans, camisole, and a sweatshirt. Could probably forgo the cami, but let's be safe.
Comb my hair out and stare idly in the mirror.
Maybe I won't think about her tod
Day TwoI fall in love with broken things.Day Two in Emotional More Like This
-You were hurting when we met, but we changed each other, didn't we?-
I have a pathological need to fix what's broken. The more damaged the
better. I will try and try and try to save somebody with everything that I
amuntil my fingers bleed and every last word is spent. But I'll never ever
admit to how much my heart breaks every time I fail.
I've put up walls I don't know how to take down.
-These walls are the ring in my pocket and dog tags around your neck-
They cast shadows and every shadow is her silhouette. I don't
remember the last time I saw the sun, and I wonder if anyone has the
climbing skills to be my Prometheus. But would I be the sunless mortal
or the vulture that tears out your heart liver?
I like to learn everything I can about the things that frighten me most.
-The last time you held me was the last time I felt safe.-
I wanted to tell youThere's a heady exhilaration blooming in my chest and a broad, triumphant smile on my lips and I know I look almost too happy, but I can't control my beaming, and I am absolutely bursting to tell you the news:I wanted to tell you in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
That my essay was perfect, that I nailed the presentation, that the biochem final was a walk in the park.
And, oh, God, I want to tell you so many things and that I love you and that I want you and I want to feel your arms around me, just barely containing my wild excitement. I want to laugh with relief and feel your lips curve up in a smile against the skin of my neck.
And I love you,
I love you,
I love you.
It's these moments when I am absolutely on top of the world that I want to share with you. I want you to laugh and tease me and call me a nerdy little bookworm and your baby girl and then kiss me all over so that I am pulled in a thousand directions at once. I want to absolutely unwind in your arms, but you hold me so tightly that I'm never afraid
UntitledI liked that you always asked before you kissed me.Untitled in Emotional More Like This
I liked that you tilted my face up to yours with two fingers.
It felt gentle and sweet.
It felt like you cared.
I liked that you smelled of cigarette smoke and mint and copper.
I liked the scars on your knee and the little red marks that bloomed on your neck when I bit
I liked your strong chin and the gap between your front two teeth and your dark, dark eyes
and the cowlick that refused to be tamed.
I liked the sound of you smoking, if that makes any sense. The soft catch of air as you put
the cigarette to your lipsI've tried to put that sound into words a thousand times. I
don't know why, but it always reminded me of cotton and of being underwater. It's soft.
Muted. You'd only hear it if you knew to listen.
I hope you find somebody who knows to listen.
It'll mean she loves you.
Day Sixi. You know that you are a replacement, but you are also irreplaceable.Day Six in Emotional More Like This
I wonder if you will one day realize that while I may be all that you want,
I am really nothing that you need. But until that moment, I'll try to love
you the way you deserve. I think you deserve only the best, and I'm really
not it, but you're stubborn and refuse to see reason. And somehow I like that.
ii. You love me in a fashion that is far more than brotherly. I wonder if I
don't appreciate that sometimes. It gives me a sense of self-worth. I don't
know what I would do if I let you love me the way you want to.
But I'm afraid. You know that I'm afraid. You love me anyway.
iii. You give awful advice but speak perfect truths. Winnowing the chaff
is my job and I am not perfect. I make mistakes. We both do. Sleeping
around doesn't fix us on the inside, but it feels good. You are the only
person who will never hate me, and sometime
Day ThreeThe water's hot. Too hot, really. It prickles the back of my neckDay Three in Emotional More Like This
and shoulders, tapping out a mindless percussion on my spine. It's not
enough, though. Not nearly enough to drown out my thoughts or
sear them from my skin, but I'm giving it my best shot. I think I've been
here for the better part of an hour. My fingertips have shriveled into soft,
pink prunes and my hair sticks to my cheeks and back, all curly and dark
with gold tips.
I didn't think college would be so difficult, but the truth is that I'm
completely overwhelmed and I'm beating a hasty retreat. At least here it's
warm and it feels safe. At least here I can pretend that I'm not crying, that
it's only the water coursing down my cheeks. Tears would mean to defeat,
and I can't admit it, even to myself.
Somebody tears the shower curtain aside. My heart leaps uncomfortably,
but when I look up, any shout of indignation I might have mustered sticks
in my throat.
It's so quiet I can hear the rubber snick
Had a dream II imagine you at the bottom of a hill.Had a dream I in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Everything is cold and sunny and changing. The light caught in your dark hair is the clear, crisp kind, the kind that spangles your skin with cool gold and the pale shadows of leaves.
There's a girl on the crest of the hill above you. Her cheeks are rosy and she's catching her breath, which mists in the air in front of her and then curls away. She's been climbing that hill, but now the slope sprawls gently away in front of her, boundless.
The grass comes up to your thighs, but it's almost at her hips. She brushes her hands over the feathery tops of wild grain and tilts her face to the sun, where it picks out the red in her curls.
You take a step towards her and the cold soil crackles beneath your feet. She looks down then, seeing you for the first time. Her smile is cautious, but she's already climbing down towards you, caught, maybe, like the light, by your hair and its stubborn cowlick.
Or maybe it's the sweetness in the smile you return, the wa
The Lie of VengeanceThe Lie of Vengeance:The Lie of Vengeance in Free Verse More Like This
It begins first as a smouldering fire;
A heat that swelters and burns inside your own heart.
It then roars to life as a flame of destruction;
Seeking, hungrily, to consume all who are bound by it...
This is the gift of vengeance
A kiss so sweet that it could only be an evil temptation.
Yet all will seek it in darkness;
For there is none who can resist its sweet allure...
It is like a friend in your time of need;
Comforting and seemingly understanding of your pain.
It tells you that you need to stand up for yourself;
It tells you that others must fall for you to live on!
But this is a lie! Obvious as it might seem;
Many fail to notice the intricacy of this deception.
It is difficult to fathom that the glory and relief which vengeance grants you;
Is naught but an ephemeral wind, existing only for a moment...
Shame and guilt will then crush your spirit
And the emptiness of the void begins to ring hollow within your soul.
The hole which you
Coward of a ManCoward of a Man:Coward of a Man in Free Verse More Like This
You stand there whinin', cryin' crocodile tears and playin' victim.
Ye eyes demand pity, but yer lips are spewin' nothin' but lies.
Flowery speeches o' harmony and unification;
It's bollocks and snake-oil I say!
I ask ye, as someone who aspires t' be a leader:
What exactly are ye worth?
Who exactly are ya, and what in th' bloody hell makes you worth followin'?
Now I've watched ye fer a long time, and I've known ye fer even longer -
Ye always stand there beggin', askin' us fer help, askin' fer a handout;
But yer hands are clean, uncalloused, and completely free from sweat or toil.
Instead, ye make us promises; promises as empty as air and about half as useful!
In the end, here ye are again, callin' fer our unification, callin' fer togetherness.
Isn't that just yer own way of hidin' behind the labour and efforts of others?
While we stand out in th' front, ye sit behind and give us speeches,
Ye tell us that we're comin' together fer the good of us all
I Know You Hate Me Now But...I Know You Hate Me Now But...:I Know You Hate Me Now But... in Free Verse More Like This
Just give me a chance alright, I'll explain
To me, you're the girl that I notice everything about.
The way you laugh, the way you smile;
We got along great back then, even if we don't now.
And to be honest, I miss that...
You had the most lovely silky smooth hair
You'd give me the cutest anime girl smile
I wish I'd talked to you more about Manga,
Hell you got me started on the whole thing.
You were fantastic at drawing too
Man I was always jealous of that talent,
And I loved your drawings, like I once loved you.
I wish that you could have been a professional.
I would have bought your book every month y'know...
You encouraged me to write.
Back when my stories were shit,
Back when my poems were still baby's rhymes.
You taught me not to give in and I was grateful.
Now just let me finish alright?
I know that you won't speak to me.
That's okay, I admit to being an ass,
But the reason that I'm writing this poem to nobod
Thoughts of YouI wonder how many days I spent dreaming,Thoughts of You in Free Verse More Like This
Of all the things I could never say.
And just when I'd written it all in a letter.
You showed up smiling in front me.
And all of a sudden, the letter didn't matter anymore... (^_^)
Shall I Bring You Despair?And so it has come to this.Shall I Bring You Despair? in Free Verse More Like This
The great hero stands poised,
Sword pointed at the demon king.
It is the stuff of legends is it not?
Yet, my objective is already complete.
For I am not a simple nightmare drawn from your feeble fairy tales.
Think about it, if indeed you can:
Today you'll kill me,
And raise my head before a baying crowd.
You'll show your acquisition proudly
And the people will welcome you.
In the first weeks,
There will be feasts and festivals.
Dancing and debauchery.
All to celebrate the hero's victory.
Then you'll become a king,
And eventually an emperor.
You will rule all the lands with fairness and equality.
A god amongst kings!
Yet something disturbs you...
Day by day you see the politics of the nobility.
You see them vying fo
FeverMy fever is growing stronger and I'm feeling rather faintFever in Free Verse More Like This
I can see the walls are moving like dancers in the paint!
They cartwheel and turn as they soar through the air
I wonder how they do it but all I do is stare
The clock is ticking madly and soon it starts to chime
I think I'll probably turn this into another crazy rhyme
I appear to be creative but I'm really rather ill
In fact I'm only typing by sheer force of will
My eyes are actually closing as my fingers tap along
It seems my love for poetry is really rather strong!
But before I slip away to sleep I must complete this work
I'm afraid my need for excellence might be my only quirk
So here's a simple message that I've always wanted to say
It's just a simple thank you for showing me the way
My friends have made me stronger and showed me how to live
But I'm afraid these simple words are all I have to give:
-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th may 2012
Sorry I'm A ManSorry I'm A Man:Sorry I'm A Man in Free Verse More Like This
He stands there naked
A blank-faced label
He is not an individual
He is exactly what you make him to be
The product of your misguided hate
The product of your personal prejudice
Caught blind and shackled
Voice stripped and throat cut
On knees and hands
He crawls beneath a slanderous hail
"Let they who are without sin, be the first to cast a stone"
Then you must all be innocent, unblackened and pure
Instead what I see
Is not angel wings and a white halo
Instead what I see
Is your silent profanity
Twisted obscene mask of humanity
Beneath the righteous sword of a figure of justice
Lies a rotting core of devil's teeth and black smoke
Crooked mirror of lies
"Guilty until proven innocent"
Is what I see in your eyes
He is not an individual
He is exactly what you make him to be
He is the monster, the abuser, the criminal and the pig
He is the violent, the drunk, the pervert and the enemy
Care not for the fact that he is a perso
You Left Me StrongerYou Left Me Stronger:You Left Me Stronger in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Hey there, it's been awhile, do you remember me?
I guess you might not, since I wasn't very important to you.
You know, I spent so many days thinking about - what I did wrong
I questioned if maybe, I was at fault or if I was screwed up.
I thought a lot about the things you said...
The things that were my fault, my problems.
I took them to heart at first, but then I realised you were wrong.
I realised that you are selfish and ugly on the inside.
On the surface you pretended to care, but like a cancer;
You amputate someone the moment you think they've gone bad.
You hide from the rigours of life and only emerge like a parasite
When everything is good - when everything is fine and dandy.
I used to think that I was afraid of you leaving,
But now I know, that you've left me stronger than I was before.
You know, this was supposed to be an emotional whine; an emotional spill,
Maybe I was supposed to cry tears and beg you to come back, but you know wha
Letting Go of YouLetting Go of You:Letting Go of You in Free Verse More Like This
You abandoned me in the past
without so much as a proper goodbye
One day you simply chose to walk out the door
and you never did come back...
I was angry then, hurting badly
I wondered if I was in some way inadequate
I wondered if you left because I am so easy to despise
and eventually my sorrow turned to anger
I wanted to become great
to show you that you made the wrong choice
to take my strength and throw it in your face
just so you would regret it
But then I saw how happy you were...
In the time we've been apart
You've made a new life for yourself
You've found someone who loves and treasures you
and upon seeing that, my anger faded...
Your smile, that which I fell in love with
is more radiant now than the morning sun
a gentle blush upon your fair cheeks
takes my breath away, just as it did so long ago
Of course, I don't hold any hope for us to be friends
I don't think that it would be appropriate for me to come back
but perhaps one day, if
How to Insult PoeticallyOnce I happened upon a callow young lass,How to Insult Poetically in Free Verse More Like This
Who apparently thought that it was cool to be crass.
And she turned her tongue upon the profession of writing;
Apparently she felt that it was in need of a smiting.
Though her raving and ranting made very little sense,
She seemed to be taking a rather harsh stance.
Apparently her pain was too great to be understood,
Far beyond the comprehension of this man from the hood.
So I stood there in swagger, clad in my bling.
While she behaved like 'Moon-Moon', in search of a thing.
She spouted some nonsense, some far fetched line,
About never idolizing the keen writer's mind...
If that is the case, then why ape my technique?
Why submit to several galleries; is your brain on the leak?
You are writing to be seen; you seek attention as I do,
What are we if not performers, is that not true?
Did you believe that you could use your past as a shield?
It counts, I'm afraid, for nothing, I feel;
For you see, I'm a killer, as bold a