Another Language called EnglishI took your adjectives for granted. There was something about the way you skipped over your 's'es and gleaned over your 'i's and 'e's, that never really made me want to kiss you. You'd sit there with your languid fingers clutching a book that was half finished, and read me words that were completely mispronounced. It would prickle me under my skin and I would grit my teeth, wondering when you would stop. I would never understand the english language you thought you spoke, and your confidence in your own words annoyed me.Another Language called English in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It was comical when you spoke in front of our friends. Your mistaken pronunciation of the word 'pronunciation' in particular made them giggle. I would stand in a corner, clutching a glass of rum and coke and cringe, flushing in second hand embarrassment. You would smile at me from across the room, and continue with your tangled tongue as though nothing was wrong.
I felt sorry for you. But not sorry enough when you took your favourite writing pen from my d
Astrologically Challenged“We need to ta- what are you looking at?”Astrologically Challenged in Free Verse More Like This
"Oh...but I thought you didn't like them."
“Actually, I hate horoscopes. They lie every single damned time.”
“Not to me they don’t.”
“Sure. You were saying something.”
“We need to break up.”
“I fell in love with you before you were the boy who sang about my problems in your songs, and before you tried to evolve me into your version of a better me and before I saw how you treated your neighbour’s dog and before I knew how much you believed in horoscopes.”
“What’s wrong with horoscopes?”
“Nothing, except for the fact that you never really thought of it as a novel idea that you share the same day as one twelfth of the world.”
“Well you aren’t-”
“I’m not so perfect myself, I know. You loved me better before you read my poetry and understood how damage
Bones"There are good days and there are bad days," you would say to me as you would try and explain away why the whiskey bottle was empty again this morning, why you smelled like her and why you thought it was best to let me know what you had done. At least that way, you were absolved of the gift of lying; the one your bones were too light to lift and just couldn't take, by bestowing me with betrayal.Bones in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
My mother would bring me an encouraging cup of tea in a giant pink mug instead of a cup and explain, "There are good days and there are bad days." Her eyes were always full of positive energy and strength and good will. I look back to those days and try and gain the strength she had in her bones from her words. I always fail.
They told me I had a disease within my bones. It started from the bottom of my knee and was moving upwards. Because that is what bones did. They broke from the inside out. "There will be good days and bad days," they warned me. I knew at that very point that it was going
Teaching Summer to BreatheSummer will always remind me of hot, sweltering nights spent drinking sangria, through the dripping fairy lights of your bedroom window. A sticky, starry sky looked back at us, the glow of the moon almost golden in the heat. Fourteen meant we weren't growing up fast enough and a liquor cabinet key seemed to hold the answer to that problem.Teaching Summer to Breathe in Emotional More Like This
You taught me how to drink that night.
(You also showed me how beautiful it was to just hold your breath till your head spins and reality seems like it is going to fade further and further away.)
Six summers ago I met a boy who liked to tell me how much like summer I was. He was big boned and thin skinned and the first time I told him he wasn't mine to keep, he left handprints on my skin that reminded you of a canvas covered in autumn leaves that you saw in New York. Then you proceeded to break every single window in his house (Yes, even the one in the attic he loved so much.)
You taught me how to smile through heartbreak that night.
Skinny Wordslook:Skinny Words in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
he was winterish blue eyes and an autumn scarf dressed in an stupid pink summer sweater that made no sense on a spring day. His shoes were converse, the kind of the skinny intellectual who had just enough money to buy one pair of decent shoes. she never really liked skinny intellectuals, yet did find herself considering them sometimes, in the way she considered coffee that was tongue scalding (horribly and without excuse).
it is odd then, that she still doesn't regret his monsoon flavoured kiss, the kind that made your tongue bleed with its passion, its heat.
he drew in uneasy catches of breath as he snored in the heat of the summer night, nights when she would stay up and listen to cars that passed by, pretending they were a waterfall instead of the cold harsh truth of metal against concrete, just so she could sleep as soundly as him.
she took his breathing for granted.
he spent hours lost in the dry unending silence of his typewriter, of h
Sea of Liesi.Sea of Lies in Free Verse More Like This
My father never read me the story of Icarus. I found it for myself. I suppose he did not want me to know what it was like to almost touch the stars. But it was only after I had read the story did I even try to reach so far. It is a little like falling in love...and then drowning in the sea.
(I would be lying if I said the fall didn't break everything I had once believed was solid.)
My science teacher knew well that I was a dreamer. When I told her I believed fairytales were as real as love is, I could see the disapproval and disappointment in her eyes. I suppose thats why in her classroom, when I was asked what the greatest force in the universe was, I answered love. I suppose thats why she laughed and reminded me that love was as much a fairytale as the fairytales I believed in.
(She was wrong. Love exists...its just been broken into a million little pieces, set afloat in a sea of heartbreak.)
My mother didn't want to speak about t
Blame Me.It's my fault we met that afternoon.Blame Me. in Free Verse More Like This
It's my fault that I wasn't looking for anything.
It's my fault that you were good to me then.
It's my fault that you told me that you would love me.
It's my fault that I fell in love with you despite not wanting to.
It's my fault you couldn't commit to me.
It's my fault that despite everything I had been through, I trusted you.
It's my fault I spoke about the rape.
It's my fault that I mentioned the pain.
It's my fault she died just when I had thought I could keep her.
It's my fault that you treat me like someone who needs you.
It's my fault you don't want me.
It's my fault that you never loved me.
It's my fault that all I am is a game.
It's my fault that I am damaged.
It's my fault that I am used goods.
It's my fault that I am unlovable.
It's my fault.
It's my fault.
It's all my fault.
What it wasn't.No, my love. It's not the way you don't listen when I speak.What it wasn't. in Free Verse More Like This
I've realized that you do listen. You just forget.
No, my sweetheart. It's not the way you don't find me witty.
I've learnt that our senses of humour are different.
No, my darling. It's not the way you pick on my flaws.
I've understood that you love me despite them.
No, my dear. It's not the way you always ignore me like I'm just a girl.
I've figured out that I'm more even when your friends ask who I am.
No, my pet. It's not the way you never call me back when I need you.
I've come to the conclusion that you won't be there when I need you.
No, my sweet. It's not that you do not say it at all and when you do it's forced.
These are not the reasons why I've finally realized you don't love me.
Maybe years from now, when you sit and wonder about me, you'll realize
The reason I left was not words or sentiment or ideas or feelings
It's because your eyes are always wide open when you kiss me.
Lost NovemberI am lost November,Lost November in Free Verse More Like This
with the breath of winter
at the hairline of its neck.
I am the blood orange that
sours a little too soon.
A thirty day intuition
to a season of good will.
A blip on the side of
the road that melts easily
out of sight, out of mind.
An unremembered instance
on a torn index page
of a forgotten, spineless book.
I am lost November.
Remember me the instance
when you feel unremembered too.
Describe What We Have, He SaidWhat we have isDescribe What We Have, He Said in Free Verse More Like This
a little bit of a fairytale,
a part of a story
and a taste of a slightly star crossed romance;
mixed in a half written sad song
written on pages of blue ink,
carried away in the wind.
it's a little broken,
but it's strong enough
to stand on it's own.
Just like us.
Honest PsychiatristNormal, your brain is not.Honest Psychiatrist in Free Verse More Like This
Take a guess at what you got.
It's needed for your medication.
Label shouldn't cause frustration.
Guess at what pill to take.
So many that they make.
Don't know about your brain.
Could make you more insane.
Effects are usually small.
You may have none at all.
We warn just so you know,
Your pain may just grow.
Your brain isn't fried.
Just another to be tried.
Patience is what I need.
I promise it isn't greed.
So here's another pill.
Maybe now you won't be ill.
My SociopathMy sociopath.My Sociopath in Free Verse More Like This
People are just a means,
To achieve your goals.
You don't really care.
It's all pretend.
I wonder if they can tell?
But I'm different.
I'm your love,
Even if I don't love you,
Even if I can't love you.
You will protect me,
And care for me,
And I will show you kindness.
I will act as if I care,
Because you make me happy.
Your manipulations will get you far,
MonsterTrapped here inside a cage.Monster in Free Verse More Like This
Mind filled with so much rage.
Trying everything to break free.
You're just pretending to be me.
I was here all along.
You're the one that is wrong.
I'm not what you want me to be,
So you drive me to this insanity.
I savor every freedom I get.
More will come just yet.
You know I'm not one to control.
Holding me back has taken a toll.
You're afraid of what I'll do,
But the real monster here is you.
Why are You Hurting Me?OverwhelmedWhy are You Hurting Me? in Free Verse More Like This
Of what you might do
I don't know
In this ball
I don't want you
This isn't right
Is breaking me down
I don't want to break you
I have to break you
You just won't break
Why are you hurting me?
InvisibleShe walks into school,Invisible in Free Verse More Like This
And finds her best friend,
But she doesn't notice.
A class she must attend.
She hears people laugh.
She knows they laugh at her.
She tries to walk away,
But they laugh even more.
She sits down in class,
Answer she knows at last.
Only one to raise her hand.
Teacher looks right past.
She's late for the bus.
She sees it drive away.
Runs after yelling.
She's walking home today.
Walks into her home.
"I'm home," she calls.
She listens closely.
No response at all.
Into the other room.
Family all there.
Don't seem to notice.
Wonders if they care.
"Are you listening?"
She starts to cry.
No one even turns.
Tears in her eyes.
Then she notices,
New urn on the table.
Reads out the name,
It's her name, "Mable"
Why is There a God?Why is there a God?Why is There a God? in Free Verse More Like This
What makes Him there?
Why is he powerful?
Why does he care?
What if God is evil,
Everything bad you see?
With all the evil here,
It's not far-fetched to me.
What if God is weak,
And just trying his best?
Every bit of evil,
Is him failing his test.
What if God is lonely,
And wishes he could talk?
Envies the humans,
That on Earth walk.
What if God is uncaring,
More important things to do?
He isn't at all worried,
What happens to you.
What if God is overwhelmed,
With everything he knows?
He tries to block it out,
Ignoring where it goes.
What if God is sleeping,
And will wake up late?
Soon he'll realize,
This effect on fate.
What if God is focused,
And can't see the world?
Too busy helping,
The praying little girl.
What if God isn't real,
And your religion is fake?
I have to wonder,
What difference it would make.
Cruel GameWe start this cruel game.Cruel Game in Free Verse More Like This
My heart, you try to tame.
This game will be tough.
You'll never give enough.
And you know if you lose,
You'll drown yourself in booze.
If you win, you get my heart.
You won't. I'll tear you apart.
With every blow you take
I see you start to break.
What made you think you'd win.
Do you know the world you're in?
You say that you can't cry,
But a tear is in your eye.
You've broken down your wall.
You're letting yourself fall.
You don't know what for,
But I, you can't ignore.
This isn't a place to be.
You don't want to love me.
Why do I seem to care?
Does't matter if you're there.
Why does my heart beat,
Every time we meet?
The win will still be mine.
I win every time.
Wish I Could ShowWish I could show how you make me feel.Wish I Could Show in Free Verse More Like This
It doesn't seem like you think it's real.
But somehow you got me so bad.
You're the best thing that I ever had.
And now that I want you so,
I'm afraid of when love you don't show.
You make me such a nervous mess.
My sanity you've put to the test.
You say that you can't read me.
Can't you tell, you're all that I see.
I wish I could just show you,
Exactly what it is that you do.
You've got me high up on a cloud.
If you stay here, I'll never come down.
Just please don't break my heart.
Without you, I will fall apart.
Title PoemHappy as could beTitle Poem in Free Verse More Like This
Two sides to every story
You can't see
Between life and death
Sit and wait
As death approached
This is goodbye
New ViewI've been given a new view.New View in Free Verse More Like This
I've seen how others see you.
Talking to your best friends.
Relationships meet their ends.
Selfish is what they all say.
Everything has to be your way.
Responsibilities you shirk.
Upset when you have to work.
You consider everyone less.
Think that you know the best.
Want whatever's new and shiny.
At one time that was me.
After time you start to bore.
We just can't give you more.
Something different happened here.
My brokenness you seem to fear.
I used you as my crutch,
But my problems were too much.
All along you had known.
Your intentions weren't shown.
At first you seem like fun,
But you're disliked by everyone.
You have some kind of spell.
They come as you ring the bell.
There's one thing I can say.
I am finally breaking away.
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*After 2 hours of thinking...*
Tails: For once in my life, I have no idea.
Everyone: Me either...
Rouge: *sigh* I guess all we can do now is tell Amy and Sonic the truth.
Blaze: Your right Rouge.
Tikal: They'll be so heartbroken...
Cream: But we have no other plan.
*Amy and Sonic came to the others.*
Amy: Hi everyone, how's everything?
*Everyone looked away like someone just died.*
Sonic: Guys, what wrong?
Tikal: *sighs and looks at the two hedgehogs.* Amy's mom came and she told us some bad news...
Sonic and Amy: *worried* And that is?
Blaze: *sighs and hangs her head* The Royal Concil, worried that the Black Fangs and Emily will strike again and attack the castle.
Tikal: They decided it's time that...you settled down and find yourself a husband...
Rouge: So they forced your mom to move up your wedding to 6 weeks...
*Amy dropped down on the floor on her knees and started crying.*
Amy: No! It can't be!
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*Sonic and his friends kept on running until they were back in Severn. They were greeted by everyone, even Queen Beloved herself. She went to them.*
Beloved: *hugged her* Oh Amelia, my girl, my precious girl!
Beloved: *saw her dress covered in blood* My goodness, Amy what happened?!
Amy: We all fought the vampires for a long time and let's say it was a blood bath there.
Beloved: My grandchildren...are they?
Amy: No, they're here...
Sonic: *shows her the babies alive and well*
Beloved: Yes Amy?
Amy: I think they're something you should know...
Blaze: Amy, do you think we should tell everyone?
Silver: *Takes her hand* It's OK Blaze...It's time we told everyone our secret now...
Amy: Everyone...Sonic and his friends...they're vampires...
Blaze: They aren't like the Black Fangs...they helped us through that mess...but the person who's fighting off the leaders...is Emily...
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Today was my 16th birthday today! I am so excited, I woke up saying to myself "A whole new world is about to begin!" I got out of bed feeling excited, I brushed my teeth, took a shower and put on my outfit; a red sun-dress that goes to my knees, long knee high boots and golden braclets. The only new things are the the necklace my mom gave me for my 13th birthday and a golden headband with huge rubies on the end; a gift from Tikal from Christmas. I went downstairs from my room to the royal dinning room for breakfast(Yes, I am a princess. The princess of the Kingdom Severn.) As I came there hoping that my mom and BFFs Blaze, Tikal, Cream and Rouge are there but all there was was silence. I called their names and suddently everyone popped out yelling "Surprise!" I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. Tikal and Blaze pulled my hands and took me to my chair at the dinning table.
Tikal: Happy Birthday Amy!
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*5 days later, Tikal and Cream were able to breath again, but Blaze was still sore from her bruises. Everyone, except Sonic and Amy; who we with each other, were happy that Tikal, Cream and Blaze are out of the hospital. Then Beloved came in with a worried look on her face.*
Sonic: Greetings, Your Majesty.
Beloved: Hello everyone. Is Amy here?
Blaze: No, why, is something wrong?
Beloved: *nodded sadly* Yes. Let's sit and talk.
*Everyone sat down and listened to Beloved.*
Cream: Your Highness, what's the problem?
Beloved: You remember the Royal Adviser that came to me five days ago?
Tikal: *not liking where this conversation is going* Yes...
Beloved: Well, after the Black Fangs attack those few days ago and Emily saying they will be back stronger and her wanting her revenge, the Royal Adviser and council debated on what we should do in case she and the Black Fangs return...
Blaze: And what did they decided...?
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*In the doctor's office, the doctor bandaged up Blaze, Tikal and Cream were hooked up to an oxygen mask because they have a little trouble breathing, Amy and Rouge were fine, they were resting on Sonic and Shadow's laps, Sonic and Shadow both though the girls were cute sleeping. Then the doctor came out. Silver, Tails and Knuckles stand up.*
Silver: Well doctor? Are they gonna be ok?
Doctor: Don't worry, they'll be fine. Blaze had some deep cuts but not too deep. And Tikal and Cream will be OK.
*Everyone was relieved.*
Silver: Can we see them?
Doctor: Of course.
*They went in and saw them. Blaze was asleep, with her bandaged arms, legs and stomach in cofortable posistions and next to her is Tikal and Cream, they were both in oxygen mask and they were awake and they were happy to see them.*
Beloved: So how are you girls?
*Tikal and Cream nodded to show they were OK, then the Royal Adviser beaconed to Beloved.*
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*Meanwhile at the Black Fangs Castle, Hope was there, and was awaiting the two mysterious bats to return, in the meantime, he was watching three little bats (not the Mobian or vampire variety) flapping and playing about. Then he saw the blonde and purple bats come in through the window, he evily smiled and know who they are, the landed on the floor nearby him and they began to transform. Their short clawed legs changed into long ones, thier wings turned into arms and their faces and ears changed into familiar faces Hope knew so well, it was Amenthyst and Emily.*
Hope: So, anything new you two?
Emily: They confessed his feelings of love for each other.
Amenthyst: And I still can't believe Amy has a thing for that blue vamphog speedster retard!
Emily: Calm down Amenthyst, you're getting married to her.
Amenthyst: But she loves that blue idiot more than me, what am I gonna do, how am I gonna keep her, how...
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Rouge: We sneak in and take down some of the guards.
Cream: We have to show everyone the truth before they say I do.
Blaze: Don't worry, I have some inside help.
Silver: Who is?
Blaze: My friend Camo can help us, he help me and my friends out of any messy situation.
Sonic: Let's move! Link up everyone!
*Everyone linked up and Sonic ran and high speeds and zoomed through the door. The guards didn't catch up to them, when he knew they were safe, he stopped.*
Tikal: Rouge, you still have the basket?
Sonic: *whispering* The kids OK?
*Rouge carefully looked into the basket, the twins we still sleeping.*
Rouge: A-OK you guys.
Cream: Let's move before those guards catch us.
*Everyone kept close and hiding from the guards, Rouge held the basket with the twins close and she makes sure that they don't cry. Then, the saw a purple and blue chameleon nearby and Blaze identified him instantly.*
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Silver: What's you plan Sonic?
Sonic: Huddle up you guys.
*They did and Sonic speaks inaudibly, when it was over, the boys happily agreed.*
Silver: That's a great idea!
Tails: Should I get the note ready?
*Tails found a piece of paper and pencil and wrote down the message, 15 minutes later, he was finished.*
Tails: So how do we send it?
Sonic: Send it via Chao.
Tails: OK, besides, no one can resist a Chao.
*A Chao flew in the room; it was the normal light blue and yellow ones with pink wings, but this one has a red bow tie.*
Tails: Ok, Cheese, now I want you to take this note to the Kingdom of Severn right now. But give it to Princess Amelia Rose, she is a pink hedgehog, OK?
Cheese: Chao Chao. (OK)
*Tails give Cheese the note, and the Chao flew out of the window and over the woods, until the Choa made it to the kingdom of Severn, Cheese landed on the windowsill, which was by coincidence, Amy's
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I looked at the female pink hedgehog, she...was...so...beautiful. I stared at her from bottom to top, her pink quills reach her back and shoulders, her outfit is so...hot, I noticed the tiara on her head and knew she was a princess, and her friends have tiaras as well, and they were of royal blood as well. Just thinking of the word made me hurgry but I have to control my craving for blood. I don't know why I was checking her out, and what is this strange feeling I have all of a sudden, and we just met.
I was waiting for the blue hedgehog to answer to my question, I was following his eyes, he was looking up and down as it inspecting something, it then hit me, that he was cheaking me out, the pervert, but I mean that in a nice way, I looked into his eyes a looked at his emerald green eyes, but I saw a faint red glow in them or it was my imagination. I went closer to him and we were so close that
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I was with the maids, my wedding dress in on, it was very pretty strapless dress with a soft pink babydoll bow on the right side, the satin hem has flowers and diamonds below and it also has some pretty pink flower designs below on them. I had my hair curled and it's in a long ponytail on top of my head. The veil is a double headband with a medium sized bow and the veil was slightly short. I also have long white gloves, a necklace and earrings that have a whitish-pink roses and I have a bouquet of pink roses in my hand. Then one of the maids asked as soon as they were finished, if I was ready to tie the knot, I sighed and said "yes" but it was of course a lie. I wanted to marry my one and only true love, Sonic the Hedgehog, but I fear it is too late for him to come save me from marrying Amethyst now, I don't want to marry him, I want my Sonikku. We then left the room and to a door that'll lead to my wedding
This is a six word storyThis is a six word story:This is a six word story in Free Verse More Like This
I just pretend to be profound
Shatter PointShatter Point:Shatter Point in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Can you see
what all the world has-
Done to me
I've locked away my-
I wanna break
My shatter point, my shatter point
I'm up against the wall at my shatter point
A thousand faces keep calling to me into the night
Their whispers drive me further up and away from the light!
Just fall again and-
I want you down and you'll-
Just stop breathing and-
The shatter point, the shatter point
You know that you are up and against the wall
The shatter point, my shatter point
Leave me breaking against my shatter point
A thousand faces keep calling me into the night
I'll waste away in the whispers that taint all the light
Just leave me breaking against the weight of the wall
It keeps me close to the edge until I learn to FALL!
-Chen Yuan Wen, 25th August 2012
Dear Angry PersonIt has come to my attention that youDear Angry Person in Letters More Like This
are about as pleasant as a rank plate of lemons jammed down an old lady’s throathave some behavioural problems with regards to your interactions with the community. This is not good for you and for that reason; I hope you will read this letter.
Considering that your actions reflect badly on you as a
walking sack of organic waste that is sucking up our airartist, I thought that I would step in and offer my own take on things. I hope within this letter to assist you in removing the metallic rod you have jammed so far up your posterior!by explaining to you that your behaviour ,which reminded me of a repugnant cat-lady swearing at the kids on her lawn,was improper, considering the circumstances and the alternative.
You see, I too am an individual that has trouble controlling his emotions. I strive very hard not to say what I am truly thinking as more often than not, you
You Know What You Are!The storyteller is lost in usYou Know What You Are! in Free Verse More Like This
Don't ask me where he went
I see his traces in the words you write
But his power is truly spent
And all I see now is meaningless
Words made simply for the thrill
Belted out by a literary killer
Monster, looking for a fill
Eagle GirlEagle Girl:Eagle Girl in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
She soars above clouds,
Beloved, wild, unrestrained.
Ended by envy.
- Chen Yuan Wen, 27th January 2013
Swan SongSwan Song:Swan Song in Free Verse More Like This
Those days we used to spend together
So gentle and so sweet...
Are buried like my sister's corpse
Entombed beneath my feet...
The mornings we spent in the grove of dryads
Braiding each other's hair...
I visit the very same places now;
But I know that she isn't there.
I can hear her voice from time to time
As a dying whisper amongst the trees.
But I can never forget that day;
It festers like disease...
A waking nightmare, so vivid and real
I am lost in the grip of its chilling touch.
You called to me, on that fated morning
Bearing a wound and crutch...
But they came like thunder, these men of steel
They heft their weapons high in the air.
They shrieked and praised their vaunted deity
As they laid her body bare...
At the behest of the robed one, they took her apart.
They chopped her to pieces, and they burned her heart.
And then it was done, like a sprinkling rain.
They left our forest, with a walk of dis
Counting All the VoicesCounting All The Voices:Counting All the Voices in Free Verse More Like This
How many voices choose to speak; a debate within my head.
As I lie awake, counting cracks, on the wall above my bed.
I seem to think of random colours and things you've never seen.
But I don't like to hear the ugly voices, some are rather mean!
Though I suppose we are a loving family and thus I must accept
That when it comes to stashing bodies, we are most adept...
Best of luck detective, you have three days to find her (^_^)/
-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th February 2013
The Artist SyndromeThis work is simply brilliant!The Artist Syndrome in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Says the artist in me.
I'll have it framed twice!
So precious it be...
Says the artist in me,
But what if people hate it?
So precious it be!
I cannot let them take it!
And what if people hate it,
And what if they hate me?
I cannot let them take it
I'll lock it away you see!
And what if they hate me?
A simple lock will not suffice!
I'll lock it away you see.
In a land of frozen ice...
"And that, my dear Mrs. Sutherland, is why I shipped my art homework to Antarctica!"
These Hands Are So Red...These Hands Are So Red...These Hands Are So Red... in Free Verse More Like This
These hands are now red and so slicked with this blood,
I can't even wash it in a basin of mud...
As I scrape at the skin of those demons I chase,
I am left with a smile mixed with pain on my face.
Since I swore I would savour this blatant disgrace,
Let perversion be writ in these scars I will trace.
From the tip of my shoulders to the base of my tongue,
Are the names of those sleepers so cold and so young...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th March 2013
Just for LaughsJust for Laughs:Just for Laughs in Free Verse More Like This
There once was a man named Blue
He was a gentleman living in a shoe
He decided to go out and have a drink of stout
but then he met a thug named Drew
Gimme yo' money b*tch!
Blue was taken aback by his manner of speech
where did this man learn to speak and screech?
For language is meant to be free as a bird
not harsh and cruel like his spoken word
You crazy man? I said gimme yo' money!
Now I say it good sir and I really do
must I teach you to rhyme and listen too?
Repeat after me and follow the beat
Bobby beat his best mate Pete
Look man, I dunno what you're smokin', but I said gimme the cash!
Here's a tongue twister, slickety slock,
do you stuff your pants with a dirty gym sock?
I question the bulge that you do display
perhaps you are tiny because you act this way
And so Blue was shanked by the thug that he met
quite quickly snuffed without breaking a sweat
So let this be a lesson about the way of the rhyme
being clever with words won't preve
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 9Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 9 in Short Stories More Like This
I woke up with the stupid sun glaring into my face, well looks like its morning. Sighing I got out of bed and walked right to the bathroom for a quick shower. Taking my cloths off I saw the scar on my back when I turned around.
That scar I got was when I tried to protect Kotaro from my brother Vergil from killing him, apparently being around Kotaro and loving him was a weakness in his eyes, but to me then it was a strength but now I am not sure what it is any more I have forgotten.
Sighing I stepped into the water when it was at a temperature I liked I let the water hit my hair as I started to wash my body, though my thoughts went back to Kanda...if I tell him these feelings I have for him...with this tight feeling in my chest go away? after will the feelings stop bothering me as well?
Rolling my eyes I shook my head and washed my hair before grabbing a towel and and dried myself. Changing into my usual mission cloths I stepped out as I put my hair up so it would be much ea
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 26Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 26 in Short Stories More Like This
We asked around many times people didn't know or just refused to tell us. It was pissing us off but we couldn't do anything about it since we had to go on with the mission and just get it all over with. 'This is really annoying no one knows how stupid...' I thought.
Sighing we still spent most of the time asking around until one guy finally knew what we were asking about, but he was slowly heading to his shop and invited us inside considering how cold it was out here and we been there for a while so we didn't protest about with going inside a building to stay warm.
"I've noticed it happening since day one..This town was once a warm beautiful place but since the change of weather it has become winter." The man told us placing some cups of hot chocolate in front of us.
"Uhh.." I started off.
"Don't worry its on me." He chuckled then frowned. "When the weather changed it was about two days ago..some random thing appeared at the town's center fountain and I guess that's when it
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 32Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 32 in Short Stories More Like This
Akari was back in the medical ward once again, the head nurse almost cursed out Komui when she heard what he been let done to her. But everything was clear as ice, he had no choice but to do so since the order needs Akari to stay on our side.
It was like watching a trapped mouse finding his or well...in this case her way out but things always seemed to stop her. More and more she looked to be trying to find the day when she would finally get out of this job of being what we are to gain her freedom back. And I couldn't help but agree more with that.
Being forced into this life the way some of us were was hell, nothing but hell. We didn't get to live normal lives while I was 'revived' as some would say. But with that in mind I began thinking...does she care if I was someone else before I was like this? I wouldn't know since now a days she seems to want to be alone or even just wont recognize that we are here.
"Man Akari has been through a lot this week..." Usagi spoke as he p
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 17Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 17 in Short Stories More Like This
"A deal's a deal Kotaro...give up the key and ill let him go." I said calmly.
"Hehe..a chance to fight you on my own..I can't miss that." He smirked and tossed the key over to me.
"You'll regret it later...." I mumbled and walked over to Kanda.
Smiling sadly at him I moved to where his hands were bound and unlocked the lock, but before I could move he wrapped his arms around me and held me to his chest. I could see him glaring at Kotaro as if he was trying to stop me from going out to fight Kotaro.
"Your not gonna hurt her anymore!" Kanda growled at him.
"Yuu...I made a deal..so just go meet up with the others and i'll be right behind you." I whispered.
"I'm not gonna just leave you here!" He yelled at me.
"I wont allow you to watch me fight him! this is my fight! no one else's. So go!" I yelled back.
He seemed shocked I yelled back but nodded anyways after a while of arguing about who would stay or go, he slowly got up and rushed out of the underground building. I smiled a
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 16Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 16 in Short Stories More Like This
Just as the door opened to my horror it was one of the guys I was looking for since I arrived at the order. But...he dissapeared that day!! he wasn't anywhere to be found!! He couldn't just be...
"N-No way your...Kotaro?!" I asked shakenly
"Well well if it isn't my dear, Akari." He smirked.
No..that's not him!! it can't be he wouldn't of had done anything like this...c-could he?
"Glad to see your little friend is awake as well..cause this is gonna get fun." He chuckled and closed the door behind him...locking it.
"Who the fuck are you?" Kanda asked getting more in front of me.
"I'm Kotaro...I grew up with Akari there.." He smirked once more.
I wasn't one to get scared easy but I knew there wasn't something good with Kotaro not even close. I slowly stood up and glared at him.
"Kotaro...the hell happened to you? I looked all over the place but you weren't anywhere.." I told.
"Aww you went to go look for me? haha what a nice surprise..." He said boredly
"Listen Kotaro whatever
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 6Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 6 in Short Stories More Like This
This girl sure has to get it when I find her! I look stupid running around the order just looking for her!
Then again..it is a big place and not many people are here, if the finders talk about it ill just kill them so it should be alright...right?
Growling I glared around and still had no sight in seeing Akari, so I checked her room, she wasn't there either. Where the hell does a girl go to hide in the order?.
'She's impossible thats what...' I thought.
Right about now I was in Allen's room talking to him, he was different from Kanda thats not even hard to see.
So all I am talking about is the weird argument I got into with Kanda, but he's teasing me now!
"You so like him!" He laughed.
"Do not!" I groaned, I was leaning on the wall near the door and had my arms crossed. one foot slightly leaned up on the bottom half of the wall I was on.
'I can't fall for Kanda or anyone here....Kotaro and I's promise would be broken...wouldn't it?' I thought looking
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 11Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 11 in Short Stories More Like This
When the boat arrived I was able to move around a lot with my wounds, like always they would heal pretty fast so I could take them off soon. Which I did when I went to finally take a shower...apparently I slept for to long and I wasn't gonna just go out there looking for the innocence just like that.
Sighing I took my quick shower after pulling off the bandages and stood there, I knew this weird feeling inside of my chest would bug me alot but come on..I'm Yuu's girlfriend now I can't let that bother me I mean the guy likes me back so why not get all happy and stuff?
'I'm betraying Kotaro...aren't I?' I thought looking down sadly.
"Akari hurry up in there we got to leave soon!" Yuu said on the other side of the door.
"Right!" I replied and quickly finished cleaning up.
As I put my cloths on I looked in the mirror at the curse mark on my neck, looks like id have to tell him everything soon but I think id have to tell him when I was ready..or when he finds out of what it hold
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 10Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 10 in Short Stories More Like This
(Two days later)
Akari hasn't woken up yet and it already had been two days, good thing our mission wasnt until the next stop but that was coming soon. This damn chibi was making me more worried then I liked to be about her.
"Akari if you don't wake up I swear ill.." I didnt finish since I couldn't really find the words to.
Glaring at her sleeping figure I stood up and walked out to grab something to eat at least, I never once left her side but I knew that if she did wake up and saw me like this then she would snap. Also it was cause I needed my strenght to be able to fight when we ran into more akuma to find that damn innocence.
"Hey is your friend awake yet?" One of the ship mates asked
"No not even a twitch" I replied coldly making the guy flinch
After that I just ignored the stares of the rest and grabbed some food, even some cakes that were sliced up. 'Akari likes the chocolate maybe ill get her that' I thought.
"Here.." A lady held out a small container with a
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 8Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 8 in Short Stories More Like This
Akari had fell asleep after while on this train, looking at her peaceful face I was glad because one, she didn't have that painful look in her eyes whenever we couldn't run into her brothers or anything.
I really wanted to admit my feelings for her but every time I tried I just couldn't let them take control, sighing I got up and knelled down I moved some of her hair out of her face.
'You idiot...if your mind wasn't so focused on revenge then maybe you would see things different..but I am not any different with how I treat others..I guess I just can't stand seeing you in so much rage and sorrow, hell it makes me what to protect you at all times..' I thought, this damn girl is making me grow soft on her.
Then again i'm not gonna care partly this girl is really my everything and yet she doesnt even know it, the stupid rabbit and Lenanlee might of found out but know better then to speak about it.
One things for sure my jealous stare would always be set on that damn Moyashi..so
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 13Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 13 in Short Stories More Like This
The next few weeks many akuma have been showing up in the town, of course Kanda and I got injured when some were level 2 or 3 but we barely managed to even get past those two, so it seemed like we had to wait for Allen, Lenalle and Lavi to arrive before we did anything else.
I glared at the floor as Kanda bandaged up my right arm then my foot, I felt so weak..so weak that the other's had to come, but I trusted in there strength I knew that with thier help we could finish this mission sooner...that is if the innocence ever shows itself.
Sighing I looked out the window, during the weeks that past I sensed someone lurking around, but it didn't feel like Kotaro or my brothers..at least I didn't think it was..cause it felt very evil and demonic. To say I was scared of it would be the truth but I couldn't show it..never! I had to be strong for Kanda and the others..its really what I had shown them all along that I've known them all.
But in truth..I was as weak as a person who los
Sega vs Capcom: FeliciaFelicia: (Caitlen Glass/Kana Asumi)Sega vs Capcom: Felicia in Profiles More Like This
Myah! Please help me, *partner name*! Oops, everyone's unconscious already. Never mind everything's fine here.
Oh no, they're all sleeping now. Ah well, I'll just leave these flyers for my show here and hope they're still interested.
Hope I've shown you guys that it isn't very nice to be rude to a lady! Next time, I'll get rough on you guys!
Think I went a bit overboard on them. Their faces seem to be bleeding from the nose. For some reason that seems to happen a lot around me.
That was a great performance, *partner name*. Any chance you could make a guest appearance on stage with me?
If you want to reach out for your dreams, then you can't let every bad day let you down. Just like right now for example.
People will come and see me if I put a brilliant show up on stage. I'm not a bad dancer either.
Nyah, that last one tired me out a bit. Just let me curl up here a minute so I can get a quick cat nap.
(vs Sonic) Nope, can't say that I got the spinning
Sega vs Capcom: Strider HiryuStrider Hiryu: (TJ Storm/Kosuke Toriumi)Sega vs Capcom: Strider Hiryu in Profiles More Like This
Don't expect to have an easy fight when facing a Strider. You're fortunate to still be alive.
*Partner name*, our objectives coincide for now, but I'll be taking my leave once this is finished.
The Third Moon watches from above. I must persevere if the world is to be free of its influence.
Enemies will attack from every direction. I must always have my Cypher at the ready for them.
With the fate of the entire planet in my hands I must strive to complete my mission in destroying the Grandmaster.
*partner name*, don't drop your guard for even an instant. Our enemy will have traps to impede our progress.
Talk is not necessary during the course of battle. I only need to concentrate on the situation at hand.
It seems that there will always be a Strider to combat the forces of darkness. There is no avoiding this destiny.
(vs Sonic) Now you wish for a sword to defend against my Cypher? With your speed you don't need a toy like that to defeat me.
Sega vs Capcom: Evil RyuEvil Ryu: (Kyle Herbert/Hiroki Takahashi)Sega vs Capcom: Evil Ryu in Profiles More Like This
I am .the master of the fist! Everything ..shall return to nothing!
*partner name* .please, get out of here! I can no longer control this power .the Satsui no Hadou!
My fists ..are calling for blood! Your life ..shall end within a heartbeat!
It is....too late for me. This is....my true path!
You have....no need...to exist. You forfeit......much more.....than your life!
(vs Sonic) Are you the one ..who will defeat me? I need to see you .at full power!
(vs Akira) True strength? What I have .is true strength!
(vs Nights) This nightmare...will not end!
(vs Reala) Does the darkness seek me out?
(vs Amigo) The pulsing heart ..shall soon cease!
(vs Ryo) You will win .against no one ..without your anger!
(vs Billy Hatcher) The darkness will repel those who drive it away!
(vs Hotsuma) My thirst for blood will not lead to .defeat by th
Sega vs Capcom: LeonLeon S. Kennedy (Paul Mercier/Jin Yamanoi)Sega vs Capcom: Leon in Profiles More Like This
My only intention here is to get out of this alive. So I think you had better get out of my way.
I just got here myself, *partner name*. Let's just play this by ear and hope we get a safe haven soon.
If I should ever meet guys like you again, then let's do it under more normal circumstances. Then again, there's little normal about you.
(vs Sonic) GUN spoke highly of you. After seeing you just now, I can't really see why.
(vs Knuckles) Just using your fists in a fight? You're just asking for trouble when you get surrounded.
(vs Amy) I usually try to take it easy with girls your age. Think the landing won't be as bad if you land on your butt.
(vs Akira) If I ever need close combat training I'll look you up. Right now, I've got some things to take care of.
(vs Sarah) Are you sure you're just human? With how you fight, I would say you were enhanced just like Krauser.
(vs Jacky) Well I'll give you this much, those fast kicks are at least good for w
Sega vs Capcom: E-123 OmegaE-123 Omega (Vic Mignogna/Taiten Kusonaki)Sega vs Capcom: E-123 Omega in Profiles More Like This
Now you will acknowledge that I am the ultimate E-Series robot! None can compare and none can defeat me!
*Partner name*, reassess target priorities. The rest are yours and Dr. Eggman is my primary target. Do not interfere once objective is in sight!
I will defeat Dr. Eggman and reign supreme. This will be achieved by any means necessary, including allying with weaker meatbags such as these.
(vs Sonic) Original purpose of defeating Sonic the Hedgehog has been fulfilled. Purpose in proving superiority to Dr. Eggman still remains.
(vs Knuckles) Red creature has been tricked again. Firing warning shots to discourage further attacks.
(vs Amy) Opponent identified as Amy Rose. Why does she chase something that is of no value? Illogical.
(vs Akira) Human opponent has shown greater strength than estimated. Recalibrating systems to prepare for future encounters.
(vs Sarah) Suspect tampering with human subject's brain waves. May have possibly decreased i
Sega vs Capcom: Dark SonicDark Sonic: (Roger Craig Smith/Junichi Kanemaru)Sega vs Capcom: Dark Sonic in Profiles More Like This
You want to know what I want? Chaos, pure and simple. Let's get started on that.
So soon and you're already begging me to let up on you! If you can't handle a little power than just lay there!
Slow and weak! Is this really all there is? I'm not going to have any fun if I don't have anyone that can hack it!
Shall I put you out of my misery? Punks like you shouldn't have ticked me off!
Hey, *partner name*. Forget about junk like good and freedom! All that matters is power and how you use it!
(vs Sonic) I've had enough of fakers like you! Everything about that calm and easy-going personality just riles me up!
(vs Knuckles) You fell down just like that? Lame! You've really devolved into a walking punchline!
(vs Amy) Have I ever told you how ridiculously annoying you are? If you can't keep up then get lost!
(vs Akira) I've got your "true strength" right here, slow-mo! That's what you get for lecturing me!
(vs Jacky) Faster than lightning, my
Sega vs Capcom: AmaterasuAmaterasu: (N/A)Sega vs Capcom: Amaterasu in Profiles More Like This
How about showing some gratitude, *partner name*? Show Ammy some support, because the sun's not going to rise on its own!
Nice one, furrball! That's another victory for us! Now let's hear another one of those famous howls!
Bet you know not to think of Ammy as just another doggy. You're looking at a full-fledged goddess!
(vs Sonic) So you're friends with a fox that has more than one tail!? Hey uh I would be kind of wary around that guy.
(vs Knuckles) This mutt looking guy is prone to jumping in rather than think things through. Guess he has that much in common with Oki.
(vs Amy) Got yourself a "lucky mallet", huh? At least it didn't shrink Ammy down to my size when she was hit.
(vs Akira) This guy's about as tough as Onigiri Sensei and definitely reinforces that self improvement stuff.
(vs Sarah) I spy me yet another deep valley between two lofty peaks. Seriously, this girl's stacked!
(vs Jacky) Handcuffing the lightning is no big deal. Ammy can control fire,
Sega vs Capcom: BatsuBatsu Ichimonji: (Jim Singer/Nobuyuki Hiyama)Sega vs Capcom: Batsu in Profiles More Like This
I'm going to use everything I have against you all! Once I'm all fired up, nothing stands in my way!
This power in my fists has the strength needed to change this world and I'll make that happen at any cost!
If I'm going to protect our school, then we also need to protect all these other worlds! We're all "united by fate"!
Yeah! Once me and *partner name* perform our ultimate technique together there's nothing that can stand in our way!
You know what your problem is! You got absolutely no sense of justice! Allow me to beat it into your thick skull!
No you just don't have it yet, *partner name*! Our burning vigor needs to be in synch for the last move to work!
I'm usually not one for cutting class at Taiyo, but if there's a fight for me here then I'm all for it!
Guess I'm the only one representing Taiyo and the other schools couldn't make it either. Well then, I'll just you guys just how tough our schools are!
(vs Sonic) Doesn't matter how f
Sega vs Capcom: SonicSonic the Hedgehog: (Roger Craig Smith/Junichi Kanemaru)Sega vs Capcom: Sonic in Profiles More Like This
Who am I? What you see is what you get. Just a guy who loves adventure! I'm Sonic the Hedgehog!
The name's Sonic, as in Sonic the Hedgehog! I'm pretty famous, but I just feel like I always need to give an introduction.
Whew, all that fighting's sure worked up a good appetite! I wonder if this place has any chili dog stands.
Hey, *partner name*. You kept up pretty good there. At this rate you'll at least be moving as fast as Tails.
If you want to catch me, then you at least got to keep up somehow. You're just too slow after all.
Whew, just had enough rings to hold me over. I would have gone down for sure if I was caught without them.
Awesome job,*partner name*. I'll be happy to bring you along on the next adventure any time!
I better keep on moving. That Eggman's bound to have gotten away to somewhere else by now.
(vs Self) Hey, what's this all of a sudden? As if I don't have enough "fakers" running all over the place.
Sega vs Capcom: AxelAxel Stone: (Roger Craig Smith/Ryotaro Okiayu)Sega vs Capcom: Axel in Profiles More Like This
Seriously is that all there is to it? I'm up for another round of some "bare knuckle" action!
You can be sure to trust me *partner name*. I would never sell anyone out to the bad guys no matter what they offered.
The battle against Mr. X may be over for now, but it seems there are always new creeps picking up where he left off.
(vs Sonic) Are you some kind of trained animal? No way something can run that good from the get go.
(vs Knuckles) You got some nice boxing moves there, but my fists hit as strong as a dragon!
(vs Amy) Hey, you really shouldn't rush into a relationship. I happen to have a friend that I...you know what, never mind.
(vs Akira) Can't say I ever seen any fighting style like that before. It's not judo, but a bit different from karate.
(vs Sarah) Something about you just seems familiar. All you need now is an electric whip to complete that look.
(vs Jacky) Aw come on! I can race with the big boys! I can just swipe a motorc
things i want you to know.0.things i want you to know. in Free Verse More Like This
there is a picture in my living room
of my parents in their twenties, in sunhats,
there is a picture of my father holding me
when i was two years old.
there is a picture of my parents
on their wedding day.
there is a picture of me when i was
ten, eleven, twelve.
i’m seventeen now and
i won’t let my mother
take any of the pictures
i need to believe that, at one point,
this house was more than just
i was born on the second-to-last day
i weighed seven pounds, two ounces,
and it was ninety-nine degrees out.
four years before that, in 1992,
the officers who beat rodney king
within an inch of his life
five years before that, in 1991,
a cyclone in Bangladesh killed
138,000 people and made 10 million
ten years before that, in 1986,
a fire in a Los Angeles library
damaged more than 400,000
and on that day, april 29, 1996, i was born
and i’d like to pretend
that it was a go
you loved someone.i.you loved someone. in Free Verse More Like This
Chloe is nineteen when she dies.
She ends it with a shotgun
the night her brother gets out
They say he molested her
he raped nine women
ten eleven twelve women
they say no
it was nine little girls
ten eleven twelve
little girls, kids, the bastard.
he was a bad man
“No wonder she did it.
If he was my blood
I’d’ve done it, too.”
You go to the funeral
because that’s what good people
because your mother asks you
“You want to go to Heaven,
without looking up from her knitting
and you would laugh in her face,
but she’s your mother
and you love her
so you go.
A man you know stops you –
a friend of John’s –
John, who is not yours anymore
(even now, even in death,
you know he’ll keep her
longer than he kept you)
on your way to the bathroom.
“John really loved her, y’know,” the man says
as if you wouldn
two-fifty an hour.let me save you the trouble:two-fifty an hour. in Free Verse More Like This
because what i'm trying to say is
i'm not a good person.
i don’t tell valerie about how i planned to rekindle
my friendship with charlie’s best friend last year
just so i could get to him and hurt him.
(i don’t tell her how, in the end, i ended up liking
his friend instead, and charlie dated another
fifteen year old
because shit happens and what was i doing,
expecting things to go my way?)
there are certain things she doesn’t need to know,
certain things i can’t say because
putting it into words what it was like waking up,
that sort of shame that came with it –
it was like – it was like looking into a window
and swearing there’s a monster behind it
before, slowly, i realized
it was a mirror.
what therapy promises me: love yourself, forgive but
never forget, tell us your past
then let it go.
what i learn in therapy: nobody has all the answers.
we certainly don’t.
april 18th, 2012.therapy:april 18th, 2012. in Emotional More Like This
"I'm not an artist. I'm just a kid with a keyboard."
“And, y'know, I’m probably not really sick.”
“I read a lot of books. I probably just act like this because I saw it somewhere on the Internet.”
“I just want to be more like my dad.”
“I’m really just a pathological crybaby who wants attention,” I tell you.
You say, “I think there are better ways to get attention than fake a mental disorder.”
“Maybe I’m doing it for fun.”
The problem isn’t that I need to see a therapist.
The problem is that I need to see a therapist because I dream about slamming your head into a tree.
Right after we broke up, you took me to the bike cage and promised me everything would be okay. Then you got together with that fifteen year old from Michigan and told our friends that I was a freak.
Slamming your head into a tree might be painful, but nothing will ever hurt more than kn
a meaningful poem about nothing.this is a poem about how fixing peoplea meaningful poem about nothing. in Free Verse More Like This
is not romantic.
we’re not meant to be somebody’s answer,
we’re not meant to make someone feel alive again.
this is a poem about why you shouldn’t kiss him
because he’s broken
because you want to save him.
save yourself first.
kiss him because he holds a place in your heart, not
because he's the only thing making it pump.
kiss him because he’s in your life, not because
he is your life.
hold him, but don’t hold onto him because you believe
(get to dry land first.)
this is a poem about how i find poetry in everything.
breakups. my dad telling me i mattered.
nightmares. my neighbor’s insomnia.
how it drove him crazy.
how he swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills to fix it.
my neighbor’s funeral.
this is a poem about the split-apart theory.
the idea was that when humanity became arrogant
toward the gods, we were split in two
and were doomed to spend our live
pipe dream.dreams:pipe dream. in Free Verse More Like This
I’ve always wanted a boyfriend
I could watch porn with
and drink straight vodka with
until we’re too drunk to know
who took who
I’ve always wanted a boyfriend
I could ride
without feeling embarrassed
that there’s a freckle on my breast;
a boyfriend who could make me fall in love
with his eyelashes
when they’re wet with tears,
with his breakdowns and daydreams
and every honest, vulnerable little thing.
I’ve always wanted a boyfriend
who could make me believe in God
because miracles were real
and I didn’t need evolution anymore
I didn’t need to believe
that things were destined
to change –
that I didn't want them to change.
(I just wanted it to be perfect.)
You called me heroin
because you were addicted.
“You ruined my life,” you’d say,
drinking straight out the bottle.
You never drank with me,
so I always knew it was you
who was too drunk
to get my je
painkiller.you show me a bottle of advil. you say to me, “if i swallow all these pain pills at once, do you think i’ll finally stop hurting?”painkiller. in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
“you shouldn’t joke about that,” i say.
in retrospect, i should have been grateful.
it was the only joke you’d ever told where i wasn’t the punchline.
i’d like to write your name in a bathroom stall. i’d like to come back every day, checking for tears in sharpie’d letters. for a “he’s such a scumbag.” for a “you’re not alone.”
i guess i want to think that you’re a criminal mastermind. i want to think that you’re a serial heartbreaker. i want to think out there, somewhere, is somebody else like me, who you’ve hurt.
(i know you’re none of those things. i know that you’re just a boy – and, really.
that's the saddest part of all.)
i taught you how to stargaze, and how to uncross your arms and let people in
tocophobia.the world of pregnancy and childbirthtocophobia. in Free Verse More Like This
has been boiled down to the white,
neurologically healthy babies
in pink and blue knit caps.
“that one,” says the tearful father.
“she’s beautiful,” says the nurse
while the mother rests.
but why is it
that the default image of motherhood
is a white middle-class couple with a picket fence
and a golden retriever?
let’s postpone that cruise to the caribbean
and make a baby.”
what about the prostitutes
who get pregnant?
what about the girls in africa
who carry their rapist’s babies?
what about the babies left on the firehouse steps?
what about the welfare mothers
because they can’t pay the hospital fees?
who have heroin tracks on their arms
(like stitches that can’t hold them together)
where the patient bracelet is snapped on?
what about the 500,000 american children
waiting to get adopted?
what about miscarriages and women
who can never have kids?
we preach for the
eight things about growing up.eighteight things about growing up. in Emotional More Like This
I told my brother I was going to be a fairy when I grew up. Or a bird, or sprite something with wings so I could touch the clouds.
I learned that fairies weren't real when I was six, after I tried to jump off a parking structure to see if I could fly.
That day I also broke my leg in three places and saw an angel's face in the clouds. (And don't tell anybody, but sometimes I spend all day looking for him.)
My neighbors back in Denver had a son who was a schizophrenic. After he went off his meds for the third time, he painted the windows red and told his wife she had to abort their baby because it wasn't human.
A year later, I heard that he was arrested after pointing a hunting rifle on his family. It was loaded, but he didn't pull the trigger because his mother said she trusted him.
I guess love is kind of like that, too.
Seattle didn't come until I was fifteen, in October.
My family and I took a boat ride on Friday. We listened to the captain
infinite/opposite.being an adult means knowinginfinite/opposite. in Free Verse More Like This
that there are things much scarier
than spiders, or snakes, or clowns.
the ocean, for one.
losing your parents.
empty tequila bottles.
waking up, still reaching
for someone who left you
a long time ago.
i live like there’s an end for me
because there is.
plants will wilt.
forests will burn down.
eventually, even the stars will burn out.
people will come to us.
they will touch us. they will hurt us.
they may keep us. they may not.
but i never hold on too tight
because when it’s time, my time,
i’ll only be letting go.
the heart has valves
that constantly open and close
giving love, taking love.
and my best advice
is to be selfish.
know when you’ve had enough.
know when you deserve better.
close the valves and
keep some love for yourself.
know that you are perfect
even if you eat that second cheeseburger
because there’s magic in this world.
we’re proof of it.
is fear o
It is 9 in the afternoon& I have forgottenIt is 9 in the afternoon in Free Verse More Like This
how to write in poetics-
tongue kissed & gaping like
a siren missing from her sea.
I have been coughing up black
for days. Unable to clean the taste
from my mouth, these broken
typewriter keys sewn into my
fingertips scream something fierce.
They ache with longing
to tell of a story
that left them
for a better high
a story that never deserved
to make a home under the skin,
to crawl breech through an
-& out through the wrists
of young girls much too ripe
to fall from their beds.
I am so damn tired
of looking over railings
& wondering what
it would feel like
Once Upon a Carcass,I loved her like the flaws in barbed wire;Once Upon a Carcass, in Free Verse More Like This
it stung. & I needed to take her castle ribs-
but I was jealous of heaven.
She spoke through her bones.
She: a beautiful decay
draped along my apartment,
& the mess of my mouth.
When she left,
I cried big ugly tears
for the First Aid of her
I needed Draco.
I needed her.
“Is it sweet?” She meows even still
with all my self-doubt.
This thing, I must not feed it-
As I still long to leave galaxies
along the length of her entire bed.
Sundiveri.Sundiver in Free Verse More Like This
When I was six a phoenix
tried to drown me.
Underwater I grabbed for fire.
Like Icarus, I was reaching
towards the sun.
I hope he still has
bald spots. I hope he still
cradles searing scars.
He was death,
I was the bird.
My uncle knows plastic-
wrapped soaps as well
as he knows fine wines.
If he drinks enough,
he thinks it’s love-
carved names rubbing
the silver drain smooth. Diver: 28 days
sweating, ship black against
sea. Like it had been peeled
from amber tongues.
On my fifteenth birthday, the boy
with stars on his fists and Saturn’s
rings in his eyes told me I was pretty.
It was the first time
anyone had said so. I learned
how to hold my breath,
how to apply foundation,
how to cry
without bleeding tar
down my cheeks,
and how to wear my bones
He says he does it for the money.
He says you have to come up slowly
or else something inside of you will explode.
I didn’t understand what he meant
until I realized my throat was still
somewhere in hi
roadkillYou told meroadkill in Free Verse More Like This
I was November’s ambrosia
sweet on your tongue.
But now all I feel
is discord, sieging
the 3,000 year old tree
inside of me.-
Centuries to grow so tall
9 mere minutes to
You no longer smile anymore.
And I am here,
silent as stone-
the carcass of a dead...
hoping you don't leave me
on the side of the road.
Poetry,you’re aPoetry, in Free Verse More Like This
that moans when I go.
You’re either a
are you cheaper
than the women
in the empty spaces
of my life-
or the secrets
between my thighs?
I am Fifty Shades
Why should I feed you?
Do you know
what to do
with my body
when you are merely
ink stained fingers
soaked in passing
& the fevers
within burning stars?
I didn’t think so.
I wish...I’ve been sitting on your doorstep for three days.I wish... in Free Verse More Like This
Here are the nothings I left under the mat:
i.I do not feel like a lion anymore,
an alpha wolf, a hyena or
any other strong-willed beast.
I want to take my scars
out to lunch,
feed them your eyes,
& your tongue
until it bleeds sorrow,
and “please forgive me’s”.
iii. You wish I never existed
as you grind those words
into my wrists like they are
red hibiscus blossoms.
& I’ll have you know
I am a flower, bloomed,
rooted deep into the soil.
You are just a combination
of 26 letters-
an “I wish…”
Writer ScarsI have told my secretsWriter Scars in Free Verse More Like This
through loves ink -
painted them to my skin
with watercolor defiance.
& writers, we sometimes
write about our scars
in riddles, layers upon
layers of thought, -
care for them
on the warlands
of our bodies.
we give them faces,
we give them names,
we give them gravestones.
We kill them off
in our stories,
make them villains,
make them heroes.
I have wrists that roar,
& I will be damned
if I don’t let them
tell their stories.
Scarificationblood oranges areScarification in Free Verse More Like This
slice them open
without a moment’s
their crimson juices
licked from our lips
& that is what
i want to be. -
i sucked from
your mouth -
along my spine.
- i was cut open
To be a writerYou taste like decaying leavesTo be a writer in Free Verse More Like This
and October's bad habits-
when it’s halfway through February
that still haunts these bones.
I have allowed you to
claw your love
into my arms
and chant into my
for much too long.
I wish I was one of those girls
who could say wild flowers
grow up through my nooks
and my crannies just to tear
through my skin, screaming.
I’m just that dead eyed deer
on the side of the road dreaming
of shoving a pen down my throat
and writing these verses inside out.
I am no scribe, prophet, or spell caster.
I know it.
My skin knows it.
My pen knows it too.
Years and years
my mind will dwell
on the way your fingers
chain linked between my ribs
and shook my
to be a writer
is to be a masochist,
and I refuse to get off
on the pain anymore.
Zombie Invasion: Chapter 1Chapter 1- The BeginningZombie Invasion: Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I think a lot of people like to believe they're survival experts. Striding out of the smoke from the bomb they just built and threw at a threat, while the rusted buildings of Post-Apocalyptia tower over them. I fear for humanity if this is so. First of all, why would you throw a bomb at a threat? A bullet would do fine. And now you've got someone else's attention from the bang. An enemy's attention. And why are you alone on the streets of the city? Being cool ≠survival.
Am I a survival expert? Nah. Believe me, I don't think I'd last a month in the apocalypse- all that emotional and physical and psychological strain. Like anyone else, I'd prefer the world to be like it is now, safe and comfy.
In the event of the apocalypse, I'd barricade myself in my house and rely on what instincts hit me first. I'd be totally prepared. Much to my disappointment and shock, the apocalypse found it funny to start while I was at school.
It was period 2, Design Studies, locat
Z.I. Chapter 13 pt. 2The person in front of me moved away and took a seat in the bed of towels I was previously laying on (which was pleasantly messed up thanks to my panic attack). I saw that there were five people in total who were watching me, with many others in the background going about their own business. Three of the five people had faces which ran my brain's motors, while the others were just strangers. The room I was in was one I had never been in yet- not even when life was normal- and my mouth sat agape as I looked around.Z.I. Chapter 13 pt. 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The shop room's ceiling was tall, with electrical cords hanging down from it. It was an odd shaped room; like a rectangle with its bottom, left corner cut off so it has a diagonal side. This was the side that made up the hallway, and I was situated by it. Inside the Shop room was another room that would be up in the top right corner of the floor plan. This was the Robotics room, which was right next to the teacher's office, and thus the Foods lab. On the far wall (
ZI Chapter 26 -End-Chapter 26- Finally, FinaleZI Chapter 26 -End- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Seeing my backpack was only describable as surreal. My pack was like an alien from beyond, something I hadn't been with before, even though it was mine. It had anachronistic properties almost, a symbol of what life used to be like. Nevertheless, I put the back pack on like everyone else was doing around me and headed to the cache to get Sydney.
I was one of two people who were carrying blankets, my weak foot a huge concern. Everyone else had food or other little things like soap in their packs, which weighed a significant amount. The day before, Vanessa and Tom went into the Foods room and grabbed a few forks and can openers as well as a few pairs of scissors. Austin's back pack consisted mostly of nylon rope and a few butane lighters (which seemed like a bad idea to me) while Rob had dozens of water bottles in his. Terra was the other person who was carrying blankets since she'd keel over if she tried to carry a can of tomatoes.
"Nervous?" asked Vanessa who
ZI Chapter 21Chapter 21- The TestZI Chapter 21 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Once we had discovered this horrific fact, I wasn't really in the mood to make a sword. We put the ladder away, moved the zombies to the far corner, and bid farewell to Austin and Tyler, who stayed behind to fix the shed. Well, at least we know what the zombies were doing with the wood now.
"They're chewing it?" Terra overheard me as I informed my friends. We all looked over at her standing by the dog house.
"Yeah. It makes sense. I mean, what else would they be doing with it?" Kaitlin said. Terra twisted her mouth in thought.
"Hmmmm... I guess you're right. It's not like they can build stuff, huh?" she snorted as she laughed. I couldn't help but mind-chuckle at the vision of zombies building a house too- all of them clumsily hurting each other as they tried to use tools.
"Okay," Daisy began in a confused tone, "so they're taking the wood and chewing on it... but why?"
"Because they're stupid zombies!" Markie shrugged, "They do weird things."
"But this i
ZI Chapter 19Chapter 19- Dreadful FeelingsZI Chapter 19 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There wasn't much talking for the rest of the day, and by night fall, after Maxwell screamed at the last hour in the day, the rest of the people who hadn't gone to sleep already turned it in for the night. I was heading into the robotics room with my friends when I heard a door click shut. I looked to see Matt walking in from the outside, and he paused as he noticed me watching him. His akin was pale from the biting cold he sat with for so long. He looked tired, beaten, and you might even say lost, and he just looked away from me and walked towards the weapon cache. He wasn't going to sleep in the robotics room tonight- and I don't blame him.
"Yoo-hoo." I heard someone chant, my vision obstructed suddenly by a waving hand. I snapped my head around to see Riley standing there. "Hurry up. I want to get some sleep." She continued, nudging me onward.
Once in the robotics room and snuggled up under the table with everyone else, I found my eyes slowly closing, a
Zombie Invasion Chapter 5 Chapter 5- Hide and SeekZombie Invasion Chapter 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When the small hand on the clock pointed to the number 7, I began to lose hope. We had been in the school for 6 hours now, and after ridding the fridge of a few of its contents, and exploring the room for survival utensils, Kaitlin and I began to make our beds. We had decided to build our nest in the kitchen labelled as "Red". It was far enough from the door to be safe, but close enough to run to in the event of a zombie breaking in. Not to mention that each kitchen in the room (excluding the Silver kitchen which sat facing the door pretty much) was on the same wall of the door, and surrounded by counters, ensuring a nice, closed space to sleep in.
The bed itself consisted of Kaitlin's sweater, an apron we found by Ms. Spina's desk, and the infinite amount of towels and dish cloths stacked neatly in the storage room. As I lay my head down, scrunching together some towels into a less than comfortable pillow, I thought to
ZI Chapter 24Chapter 24- The ResultZI Chapter 24 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the robotics room, I struggled to get up on the far table without crying out in pain. Nevertheless, I ended up on my 'bed' where I lie shaking uncontrollably from the adrenaline. Gingerly, Dan held my ankle up off the table while Matt tucked rags from under the table under my head for a pillow.
"We need to keep your foot elevated." Dan told me, "Good thing tending sprains was one of our first units."
"No kidding." I grumbled through clenched teeth.
"Here, use this." Matt said, unzipping his hoodie, revealing a grey t-shirt underneath. He tossed his sweater to Dan who bunched it up and shoved it under my lower calf. He proceeded to untie my shoe and slip it off which of course was very painful. Then, he looked up at me with a worried glance.
"I'm gonna put it down now." He informed me, annunciating to make sure I understood. Pretty much right after he said that, I closed my eyes and covered my face with my hands, my elbows sticking up into the air.
"Do it." I w
TPM Chapter 1 pt 1Chapter 1TPM Chapter 1 pt 1 in Short Stories More Like This
Spring was damp, very damp- soaking. Though I guess when you live on a group of islands in the British Columbian coastline, you should expect such miserable weather. And in nearly every season too. Fall is usually just as rainy as spring, but with a distinct chill in the air, it doesn't snow in winter, it 'slushes', summer is warm and the sun does show its face every once and a while and spring is, well, wet.
Now many may look upon such a dreary place and think to themselves, 'Dear God. Who would ever live in such a place?'. For the wolves of the Estevan Group however, they have much better things to worry about than the weather.
The alpha male stuck his muzzle into the dark den, not daring to go all the way in. The smell of after birth hit his nose immediately, the pungent odour causing him to with draw. He licked his lips and turned to his pack.
Z.I. Chapter 13 pt. 1Chapter 13- A New LifeZ.I. Chapter 13 pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I was going to ask you to get the tissues while you were up." She sniffled. I stood up immediately and went over to the teacher's desk just outside the Yellow Kitchen and flung the box into the Red Kitchen. I heard Kaitlin catch it, pull out a tissue, blow her trumpeting nose all before I rounded the corner of the Red and saw her. She was that desperate.
"Next time, we bring the MSDS book as well." She snuffled, resting her head on the cupboard door.
"Yeah." I breathed, closing my eyes, for they were still in a bit of pain. I don't know how long we sat there, but there came a point when a familiar sound made our red eyes fly open- the groaning. Reaching for our weapons with blurred vision and stumbling to the door, Kaitlin and I once again looked upon the ugly, rotting face of a zombie, keenly peering through the window in the door at us.
"Ah, Hell." I whined, stamping my foot, "These zombies sure know when to pick a time to attack.
Z.I. Chapter 10 pt. 1Chapter 10- The Not So Beneficial ExpeditionZ.I. Chapter 10 pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ready?" I asked Kaitlin, grabbing Sydney. She nodded and I reached for the door and it opened with a creak. "Science lab, here we come." Swiftly, we moved down the hall and approached the Gathering doors when we came across our first hindrance. My mouth dropped open at the swarm of some 20 zombies meandering around beyond the doors. Fresh ones, old ones, ones that would limp, ones that were missing an arm or two... They were everywhere. I gulped and looked at Kaitlin with concern.
"Guess we'll be going the other way then." She whispered, her brows raised. I followed her down the hall, looking cautiously, watching the walls as if a zombie would melt out of one of them any second and jump us. I shook my head. God, I get so paranoid sometimes. We rounded the corner and headed down towards the resource office, when movement caught my eye on the other side of the shop class doors. I hesitated, gazing though the glass for a second before Kaitlin