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
City of LightYou are my city.City of Light in Free Verse More Like This
Your eyes are the gates,
Your soul is my transport
Your veins the roads I must travel.
You should never ever be afraid
of my knowing you too well.
Or of my being too close to you.
Can you ever,
Even after living your whole life in it,
Know a city too well?
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.
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.
Seventeen (In Phases)1.Seventeen (In Phases) in Emotional More Like This
It was because her parents had named her for the grandmother who had broken her mother’s heart. The grandmother whose heart was supposed to have melted from her birth and hadn’t.
That was why her mother barely looked at her. That was why she called her ‘girl’.
That was why she liked to pretend she was the quiet woman in the background of an old black and white movie. Because everything here was like an old black and white movie.
[And if she really looked back, her mother had never appreciated the elegance of the 1950s enough.]
It was because she hated surprises. The surprise she got on her sixth birthday when her father left taught her just how a single person had the ability of taking your soul, splitting it in two and wearing it on their breast pocket like a white carnation waiting to die.
That was why when she lifted a book, she looked at the last page first.
That was why her namelessness had become a comfort to her.
That was why sh
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
A Little Bit of WonderlandHer name was Alyssa, and when she was nine, her mother built her Wonderland. After being raised on a healthy diet of Charles Dickens, Enid Blyton and J.M. Barrie, it seemed like the natural course of action. She created it out of paper, each scene indispensably, indisputably perfect in its imperfection.A Little Bit of Wonderland in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And she did it because Alyssa was terrified of the idea of falling through a rabbit hole, into a place that allows magic only when you are confused. Mothers do the most impractical, exhausting things to show how much they love their children. It seemed a pity that it was this very effort that kept Alyssa up all night, staring at the paper people like they were coming to get her.
(If Alyssa’s mother knew, she would have spent all her time trying to explain to the little girl that it wasn’t just paper people she should be afraid of.)
God appeared to have a sense of humour when little Alice became Alyssa’s best friend. She lives across the street, her hair always
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
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
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,
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.
HeatherHeatherHeather in Free Verse More Like This
I've been dreaming about you
I love you
Everything about you
I thought you loved me
I should have known
Just friends, only friends
Stab a knife through my heart
My glass heart
Maybe I should hate you
I could never hate you
I still love you
You deserve better than me
Goodbye, my almost lover
You Can't SeeYou can't see what you've done.You Can't See in Free Verse More Like This
You only care about having fun.
Only one parent to raise.
This doesn't seem to faze.
You were never really there.
I wonder if you can even care.
You act like such a child.
Your temper just seems wild.
I don't know what's in your head.
Not my mother, in your bed.
My sister just keeps crying.
I wish you were just trying.
I just want you to understand,
But I don't think you can.
ObsessionYou are my obsession.Obsession in Free Verse More Like This
Source of my depression.
One that I crave.
Love that is depraved.
I still hold on to.
I would die for you.
Even if you're not here.
My mind just won't clear.
Only one I want.
Mentally I attack.
I'd still take you back.
Glad you disappeared.
Return I feared.
Walk through my door.
Want you even more.
Wonder if I'll heal.
Was this even real?
You Only See YourselfYou only see yourself,You Only See Yourself in Free Verse More Like This
Ignoring everyone else.
You don't even know.
On with life you go.
You complain about others.
When will you discover,
That you're doing the same.
Only yourself to blame.
World does revolve around you.
I just with you knew.
How I SpeakPoetry is how I speak.How I Speak in Free Verse More Like This
My communication is weak.
Sorry if I don't talk back.
Social skills I do lack.
No understanding of what to say.
Dealing with it everyday.
So when I just say nothing,
It doesn't mean anything.
What to say I'm not sure.
My short responses do bore.
Only understood when I write.
A difference of day and night.
Take this as my apology.
It's not you. It really is me.
If I Could DrawIf I could draw, I'd draw the world.If I Could Draw in Free Verse More Like This
I'd draw abstract with a bunch of swirls.
I'd draw some trees and a small lake.
I'd draw the truth, as well as the fake.
I'd draw my friends and I'd draw me.
I'd draw the details of everything I see.
I'd draw the visions in my head.
I'd draw the dreams from my bed.
I'd let you see the world as I do.
I'd capture what's known by few.
There's just some things words can't show,
Some parts of my head you'll never know.
My drawings are so terribly bad.
Artistic ability, I wish I had.
Diluculi Title PoemI'm fineDiluculi Title Poem in Free Verse More Like This
Sadly, you believe
I want to tell you
Behind the surface walls
A tale of woe
Death is knocking
Von3991 Title PoemDepression,Von3991 Title Poem in Free Verse More Like This
How I feel
I miss you.
I could be
Addicted to you.
Do you remember
The first time I saw you?
Why can't I be
If tomorrow never came.
Maybe one day
I will return to you.
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*The next day the others woke up; Sonic and the boys had the queens permission to stay and they accepted and slept in separate rooms, Sonic was going to the bathroom, but when he got there...he heard vomiting. He opened the door and saw it was Amy.*
Sonic: Amy! You OK?
Amy: No way, I feel sick all of a sudden...
Sonic: Sick? Here sit on the toilet.
*Sonic help her up.*
Amy: My stomach feels funny and it's a little bigger.
Sonic: Your stomach is bigger? Oh no...
Sonic: Amy...I think I got you pregnant...
Amy: *holds stomach* I'm...pregnant?
Sonic: *nods sadly* Amy, I'm sorry I didn't mean...
Amy: Sonic don't worry, I think this may help us.
Amy: Since we both got banged up yesterday, the baby will be the next heir to the throne, but...the birth parents...
Sonic: *Catching on* Will have to marry!
Amy: *nods* Right!
Sonic: *rubs her stomach* We'll do anything to protect our son...or daughter...but
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*Meanwhile at Sonic and the gang's castle. The meetings are over, the confess to their loves eveything and now the are in the main hall dinning. After dinning, night came and Shadow was messin about with his Chaos Emerald until he saw a vision.*
Shadow: Oh my God!
Sonic: Shadow, what's wrong?
*He shows the vision comming from his Chaos Emerald and they all see the vampires of the Black Fangs attacking Amy's castle! Her mom is in hiding somewhere but the three ringleader vampires and making a full assult.*
Amy: Oh no, we have to get back there!
Tikal: I'm with Blaze, we barely make it in time.
Shadow: I have an idea, we'll use Chaos Control. It's the quickest way.
Rouge: Ok, let's do it!
*Everyone got close to Shadow, he blushed when Rouge was near him.*
Shadow: *holding the Emerald over his head* Chaos Control!
*They were teleported to the castle in less that a second. They were in the n
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Blaze: Cream...You aren't implying that...they are vampires?
*Cream nods her head.*
Amy: I won't belive this.
Tikal: But Amy, there is no other explination for their strange behavior.
Amy: I felt a draft in the castle, and Sonic told me that his power is speed.
Rouge: Hon, they may be vampires and they are proof that they are.
*Amy began to tear up.*
Amy: It can be true...
Blaze: They could be working for the Black Fangs as well.
Amy: No Blaze! They aren't working for the Black Fangs!
Cream: I belive her.
Tikal, Blaze, Rouge: What?!
Amy: I looked into his eyes and see the soul inside, he isn't like the Black Fangs, none of the boys are.
Cream: Same here.
Tikal:...To be honest...I believe Amy and Cream...Even though Knuckles' cheek was cold to my kiss...he still blush and that blush was warm.
Blaze: Ok, I believe you three.
Rouge: Me too.
Blaze: But to be safe, still be on your guard.
Amy, Cream and Tikal: OK.
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This is for Tikal143 because I'm gonna be(for now) be viewing the couple Knuxikal.
*Meanwhile at the ball, after the romantic dancing, everyone clapped for the ten dancers.*
Knuckles: You dance very well Tikal.
Tikal: *blushes* You too, Knuckles.
*Beloved went to the podium on top of a big platfom and annouced it's time for some speeches. Tikal groaned.*
Knuckles: What's wrong Tikal?
Tikal: *sigh* It's just the speeches Beloved announces are a bit boring, but my friends and I have to go up there now.
Knuckles: It's OK, I got used to it from Sonic's bragging sometimes.
*Tikal giggles which made Knuckles blush.*
Tikal: I have to go Knuckles.
Knuckles: It's Ok.
*Tikal kissed him on the cheek, which brought fear and joy to him. Tikal walked of to the stand with her friends.*
It was wierd, Knuckles cheek feels...cold to my lips, I kissed him to thank him for being so understanding, but...I feel
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*Later that night, Rouge was looking at the moon rising from her balcony. She sighed looking at the moon, it was a blood moon tonight, which was odd because it isn't October yet, but looking at the moon's red colour reminded her of a certain someone's red eyes.*
Rouge: Oh Shadow, me and the girls know about you and the boy's secret but Shadow...I will stand by you no matter what, whether you're a vampire or not...I gotta admit...I kinda guessed you are one by looking into you eyes but...I kind of love your ruby red eyes...they're so beautiful...just like the acual gems...
*Little does Rouge know that Shadow was above her balcony and he hears what she said and he knew in his heart somewhere, she meant every word and that's what made him fall in love with the ivory bat princess when they first met.*
I never felt so moved by someone's words, espesially Rouge's, I felt my heart melt again, I felt totally ne
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*Later that day, it was sunset, Amy was sitting outside, sitting on a heart-shaped boulder, watching the firefiles around her, and watching the setting sun, she then looked at her necklace and opened her heart locket and looked and the picture inside, inside was a picture of her 8 years old, her mom Beloved and an adult male blonde hedgehog, who you can guess is her dad, she felt tears comming down her eyes*
Amy: Oh dad, I wish you were here. You know how to help me with this mess I'm in.
*She felt someone is behind her, but she knows it's Sonic. She turned around and saw the dark blue hedgehog with a worried look, but with a conforting and warm smile. She patted the side near her, indicating she want him near her and Sonic sat down beside her and the both watched the sunset and the fireflies flashing in the semi-dark.*
Amy: Yes Sonic?
Sonic: I came here to check up on you, are you OK?
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*5 days later...Amy managed to regain her strength and Boost and Lily are playing with Cream and Tails, Boost grabbed Tails' nose.*
Tails: Your pretty strong for a baby.
Boost: Ga ga.
*Lily play with Cream's ears.*
Cream: *giggle* You're cute Lily.
Cream: Tails, do you think we should tell the others?
Tails: About your nightmares? I don't know Cream, I don't know how the others will react.
Cream: I fell like...Those dreams are signs and warnings...like I know some of this stuff before it happens...
Tails: Yeah...*picks up Boost*...Come on little Boost and Lily, let's go take you two to your parents and uncles and aunties.
*Cream picks up Lily and they got everyone together for this little meeting.*
Sonic: So what is it you two?
Tails: Well, Cream said she's have strange dreams every night and drawing pictures of what happened.
Cream: It involves the Black Fangs and strangely...Amethys
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Hey it's me again. I know it's been awhile for me to put up this ch, but I was trying to decided which couple to do next and I finally decided Silvaze, and the song Superhuman (Chris Brown ft Keri Hilson) kinda inspired me. Let's see waht I can do...
*Blaze was outside, in a secret place she found just 35 minutes ago. It was near a large-sized pond, wildflowers, dandilions and wild roses bloomed here and there and you can perfectly see the blood moon; which is casting darkish purple looking shadow on the water.*
Blaze: I kind of like this spot, so peaceful and quiet, it's a perfect place to help me think. *sigh* but...it looks like a place for two acually.
*Blaze sat down on a log nearby the water, 14 minutes later she heared rustling behind her, she got up, her fist starting to flame up, but she calmed down when she saw who it was.*
Blaze: Silver! I didn't excpect to see you.
Silver: Same here, but, how did
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*After they told everyone what Cream knows...*
Rouge: Oh my God...They are the Black Fang leaders?!?
Cream: Yeah, I drew it not to long ago. This is total proof!
Sonic: We have to tell Amy!
*Everyone went to Amy's room...but she was gone!*
Blaze: She's gone!
Rouge: Let's spread out!
*Everyone looked for her for over 7 hours, but they found out she's not even in or around the castle. They meet back in her room.*
Silver: Where can she be?
*Sonic notices something on the ground, he picks it up.*
Sonic: *grits his teeth* I think I know where she is...
*He shows everyone what he has, it was a wedding invite.*
Tikal: She was kidnapped! By Jewel Squad!
Rouge: I bet they maybe members of the Black Fangs as well.
Sonic:*angrily* That vamphog is going to pay for taking her!
Cream: *realizes something* The children!
Sonic: Oh God, Boost and Lily!
*They ran to the babies' room, thankfully, the twins were still there, sleeping.*
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Where we last left off, Sonic and the boys followed the girls and "keeping an eye" on the girls while they were taking a bath in the hot spring. Let's see what(our perverts) are doing now...
*The boys were still watching the girls, except Tails, he was snoozing, Knuckles and Sonic were shaking hands, thinking this was the best idea ever, Silver was having a wacky buy lovesick look on his face and Shadow can't stop looking at Rouge. Then Shaodw called the guys over because he heard the girls taking about something very interesting...*
Rouge: So hon, are you going to tell us what Hope told you yesturday?
Amy: You guys really want to know?
Blaze: Yeah, don't keep it all to yourself Amy, if it hurts you should tell someone.
Amy: *sigh* Well, it involves both Hope and Amenthyst.
*The girls and the boys; well hidden in the bushes, faces fell.*
Amy: You guys know the tradition of my kingdom, when a princess comes of
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
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
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!"
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sega vs Capcom: Bass EXEBass EXE: (Matt Hill/Keiko Neimoto)Sega vs Capcom: Bass EXE in Profiles More Like This
All that we need is the strength to exist on our own! Absolute power, so that we need cower before none.
*Partner name* I have no need for a partner. Just leave the fighting to me.
So, even those outside of the web have this sort of power? Interesting, I might actually bother to try this time.
(vs Sonic) You're just another Quick Man and as equally disposable. The state of the operators' environment means nothing to me.
(vs Knuckles) If you rely on nothing but your fists, then you're not even close to challenging me power.
(vs Amy) Is that the only weapon you have? The weakest level of Battle Chip can do more than that.
(vs Akira) That was much more than you could have ever anticipated. Now you see that battle is my forte and this Nexus you encountered was nothing compared to me.
(vs Sarah) If you're devoting yourself into the fight, then just do it already. Even if you're past experience in the net, nothing about you holds my interest.
Sega vs Capcom: RollRoll: (Angie Beers/Hiromi Igarashi)Sega vs Capcom: Roll in Profiles More Like This
Hold on a minute, *partner name*. I want to at least clean this place up a bit after the mess we made.
Oh no, I left Auto all alone with the garbage duty! Ah well, hopefully he can handle it on his own.
Why is everyone fighting so much anyway? Is there some kind of prize up near the end of this?
Don't take this broom lightly. Even the original six Robot Masters have a hard time against it.
I've got some all new upgrades for this time around, although I do miss having Rush and Beat with me.
I knew Dr Wily had to be involved somehow, but who's this guy who looks like eggs for breakfast?
I'll catch up with you in a second, *partner name*. These guys we beat up look like they need some help.
Its great that Rock could come to participate, but who was that "walnut" guy last time who looked like him?
(vs Sonic) Why do scientists like Wily and this other guy want to do bad things instead of help people? Good thing you and Rock are around.
(vs Knuckles) I'm s
Sega vs Capcom: DanteDante: (Reuben Langdon/Toshiyuki Morikawa)Sega vs Capcom: Dante in Profiles More Like This
One hell of a party? That's the understatement of the year folks. With me here its now hotter than hell.
What is this, "Dante must die" time all of a sudden? A lot of people seem out to get me as of late.
You holding up on your end, *partner name*? Seems we're all tied up on each other's score so far.
You think I've had enough yet? Well bring it on! I love this! This is what I live for! I'm absolutely crazy about it!
You thought it would be easy because I just had a sword to bring to the part. You were in for a rude awakening when my babies went to work.
Things are just heating up so far. By the end of this whole deal I just got one thing to describe it all. Jackpot.
Don't feel bad, *partner name*. A lot of guys all over feels inadequate when they're paired up next to me.
Did I even need to go all Devil Trigger for this one? I know I'm no stranger to overkill, but these guys didn't put up much of a fight.
(vs Sonic) Okay, I got to hand it to y
Sega vs Capcom: C. ViperCrimson Viper: (Michelle Ruff/Mie Sonozaki)Sega vs Capcom: C. Viper in Profiles More Like This
I guess my babysitter will have to hold on to Lauren a little longer. This looks to be a long assignment.
I ran into some trouble, but I should still be able to carry out the assignment. I'll report in once it's all done.
Still wondering who I am, *partner name*? That's not important. All you need to know is that we're on the same side.
(vs Sonic) Your speed is easy to keep up with once I've analyzed it. You were far too overconfident.
(vs Knuckles) I honestly don't see what the big deal is with these emeralds. I'll just need to borrow this for the time being.
(vs Amy) Girls like you can be so irritating. You honestly have nothing better to do than chase boys around.
(vs Akira) Great, another fight crazy country boy. Is the appeal of such hobbies really that widespread?
(vs Sarah) If you didn't have so much baggage, then maybe we could offer some work. Don't call us, we'll call you.
(vs Jacky) J6? Never heard of them. Do the research before y
Sega vs Capcom: Tron BonneTron Bonne: (Tara Platt/Mayumi Iizuka)Sega vs Capcom: Tron Bonne in Profiles More Like This
Okay Servbots, that's enough for now! Let's ditch these guys and move on to the next big conquest!
Is that all? These guys don't have any Zenny, Refractors, or anything else good on them. Oh well, something on par with the Mother Lode has to be at the end!
You did pretty good out there, *partner name*. Me and Teisel just might make you our honary 42nd henchman, only since all the other positions are taken.
(vs Sonic) Why do I always end up against the blue ones? I won just the same. You're out of luck if you thought I was in the same league as that egg guy.
(vs Knuckles) That's one obstacle out of the way. With this large refractor we'll be able to power the Gesellschaft for decades.
(vs Amy) If you want someone that bad, then you just have to take them! Don't bother worrying if they object to that.
(vs Akira) You might as well forget about trying. Those blows won't even scratch my paintjob.
(vs Sarah) Pretty gutsy to go toe to toe with me, but me
Sega vs Capcom: WeskerAlbert Wesker: (D.C. Douglas/Joji Nakata)Sega vs Capcom: Wesker in Profiles More Like This
Your life depended on the outcome of this match and you could barely live up to expectations.
Only the strong are meant to survive the rest are just useless chaff. Don't disappoint me, *partner name*.
So far all is working into my favor. It is to be expected given that none here come close to matching perfection.
(vs Sonic) This is the fabled speed of Sonic the Hedgehog? Such a jest. I can match it perfectly.
(vs Knuckles) The guardian shows potential. Retrieve his body while I go to acquire that which he protects.
(vs Amy) Poor deluded hedgehog that loves her self righteous hero. Just give up and accept your fate.
(vs Akira) The peak of perfection is beyond your grasp. You will never be fit to survive in the new world.
(vs Sarah) You remind me much of Miss Valentine during her time in my service. Perhaps I shall apply J6's old methods to you for old times sake.
(vs Jacky) Your moves are far slower than you even realize. You've barely even give
Sega vs Capcom: Viewtiful JoeViewtiful Joe: (Dee Bradley Baker/Tomokazu Seki)Sega vs Capcom: Viewtiful Joe in Profiles More Like This
"Everyone loves a hero and everyone loves you" Yeah, that's just the thing that I want to hear at the end of the day.
Seems I don't gotta worry about my VFX running out and all. Well I kinda do since I'm saving them as the super special moves this time around.
Sega and Capcom is just a match made in heaven! Now let's see what all the other companies are doing lately.
I'm sure Sylvia won't mind sitting out for this one. You're doing a awesome job so far *partner name*, even if you got less fanservice than her.
Hey you're pretty awesome, *partner name*. Get yourself a costume and then you, me, and Sylvia could have our own hero team!
Just what is Viewtiful? Isn't it obvious? It means beautiful to view, which it just what I am when in action.
Hey, can we do that one again? I just need to get my moves just right so that I'll get a perfect score for that part.
You always got to look on the brighter side of things. For starters we got to see h
Sega vs Capcom: Dr. EggmanDr. Eggman: (Mike Pollock/Chikao Ohtsuka)Sega vs Capcom: Dr. Eggman in Profiles More Like This
Now you know why I am the best there is. I am Dr Eggman, the greatest scientific genius that all these worlds have ever seen!
I can expect great things from you, *partner name*. It's a shame that you can't work for me on a regular basis.
All my machines are built for destruction. Soon all worlds will know of my empire. I will succeed and you will see that there is no retreat.
(vs Sonic) Ohohohohoho.~ Your luck's run out this time Sonic! There's no rings, emeralds, or friends to bail you out this time.
(vs Knuckles) Hah! You're still as gullible as usual! You fell right into that one! Now the Master Emerald is mine for the taking.
(vs Amy) As scary as she can be, I can't believe that I ever took this girl seriously. I can at least use her to lure out Sonic.
(vs Akira) A bit slow, but I would have never imagined that any human being could leave a mark on me. You're stronger than I had realized.
(vs Sarah) While I don't do business with J6, I'll b
Sega vs Capcom: ShadowShadow the Hedgehog: (Kirk Thornton/Koji Yusa)Sega vs Capcom: Shadow in Profiles More Like This
You think this is over just yet? Before this is over I'll show you the true power of Chaos Control!
My name is Shadow the Hedgehog and I'm the world's most "ultimate lifeform" There's no time for games. Farewell!
Why do I still continue to play as a hero for a planet that no longer has any meaning to me? That's who I am. Plain and simple.
You're dragging behind, *partner name*. If you want to continue working with me then pick up the pace.
You're not one of the two partners I've had in mind, but I'll allow you to assist for now, *partner name*.
It seems as if several worlds are all turning against me. Even if that's the case I'll fight as I always have.
I don't have time for all these games. None of you will even stand a chance against me at this level.
Is everyone here seriously this weak? Absolutely none of you are worth facing down with me at all.
(vs Sonic) You're as equally annoying every time I fight you, blue hedgehog. Yet I always
Sega vs Capcom: JetJet the Hawk: (Wally Wingert/Daisuke Kishio)Sega vs Capcom: Jet in Profiles More Like This
There's no way I'm going to lose to you guys! I'm the best there is and the fastest thing alive! Nothing stands up to the Legendary Wind Rider!
Heh, guess you're not so slow after all. Fine then, I guess I can let *partner name* hang around just as long as they don't fall behind.
Even if someone's faster on the ground, they can't come close when I'm in the air! Even the likes of Sonic are a joke compared to me!
(vs Sonic) Hah! Guess I finally got to settle things with you here! Now the world will see who's truly the fastest!
(vs Knuckles) Heh, I guess I can see why Storm had so much trouble against you, but you're still a slowpoke compared to me!
(vs Amy) This girl can't even keep up at all! I'm better off leaving Wave and Storm to handle one of that hedgehog's hanger-ons.
(vs Akira) Who the heck cares about strength?! In my world, all that truly matters is speed!
(vs Sarah) You're even slower than the other Bryant! I can't believe I expecte
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 21Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 21 in Short Stories More Like This
** Two Days Later **
Since I was all healed up and everything Komui asked to see both Kanda and I, and yes it was about our next mission. Though I bet Koumi knows just who Kotaro was now...I just hope it's nothing that has him involved..or I don't know what I would be able to do.
"Alright! Nice to see you back on your feet Akari! This next mission is a little interesting. We have been getting reports that a town has been getting strange weather patterns. It's not like the one mission I had sent before but you might want to check into it." He told us.
"Whats the weather pattern?" I asked.
"Some say at night its either to hot or to cold, so usually now hotel's are giving heaters or something else to make sure there clients are happy when staying there." He sighed.
"That's very odd..wait this just sounds like some stupid weather trouble!" I snapped at him.
"W-Wait! We have been told some kind of akuma were there once it all happened.
I sighed then looked at Kanda and raised an
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 1Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 1 in Short Stories More Like This
Apparently this mission was all about taking down an akuma in japan that was appearing suddenly then is gone as some old man or so, though the thing is were not sure of what this one looks like and its pissing off Kanda cause he's growling every now and then and then glares at anyone who looks towards his way.
"Kanda maybe we should ask someone" I spoke trying to calm him down a bit.
"Che! like they would know!" He shouted back.
I just sighed, this was typical Kanda when a mission doesn't go as planned he gets grumpy and everything, though he does focus on it alot and thats what i admire hes more determined to get a misson done quick or so.
The way I was brought up we were supose to do the 'get in and get out' sort of thing, but that all went down hill when some akuma found us and supposedly killed my two older brothers, my main reason of being with the black order was to find them...some reason I know there out there and alive I just haven't been lucky enough to find them
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As the mission carried on we got some leads about who this akuma was and as we waited for it to show its self, the plan was I had to act like a villager and roam around the forest a bit while acting like I couldn't sense anything even though I could, Kanda was waiting up in a nearby tree.
"My my why aren't you a cute little thing" The akuma spoke appearing out from behind a tree in front of me
"I-I'm just some shy villager" I pretended to be shy
"Well then we can have a girl like you alone here can we?" He asked his arm wrapped around my waist
"N-No" I spoke 'Ugh! I so want to kill his creep right now but I need to act according to plan!' I thought bitterly
The man lead me more into forest which didn't surprise me since the way out was the other direction
"U-Um aren't we suppose to head the other way?" I asked
"There's a short cut down here my girl" He replied
"O-Oh okay" I replied 'jeez this feeling doesn't feel good at all...Kanda do something!' I thought
I wasn't scared I wa
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 3Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 3 in Short Stories More Like This
As we entered the train Kanda had not spoken a word to me since then, surely it bugged me but I never acted apon it since I was trying to figure out why he said it or what he meant behind it. But of course as cluseless as I was with that I soon brushed it aside and looked out the window.
'Where are you...Dante-nii...Vergil-nii...?' I thought my eyes shown sadness but my face was stoic as it always was
Yes I admit I was emotionless over all but at times when things annoyed me I did glare at them warning them to stop or to shut up, mostly it was at Lavi but that idiot got me to open up to him some how since he would say he saw me hurting or heard me cry in my room when I was younger.
Not that I do that often as I didnt before but it really hurt when I was sperated from my brothers just a day or so after our parents died, I needed them for comfort and stuff but then those lousy Akuma come and ruin it for me...surely I know there strong so maybe I mistook them as being dead but
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 12Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 12 in Short Stories More Like This
As I finished up my food and drink I blinked when I felt someone watching me, looking out the window more I saw no one there at all. Leaning back in my chair I sighed softly.
"What's wrong?" Kanda asked.
"Nothing just felt like I was being watched." I told him.
"Being watched?" He blinked.
"Yeah..." I trailed off.
Could it be either Dante-nii, Vergil-nii or maybe...Kotaro? if so..they must of figured out I join the order but I'm not sure if they know my true reason's of being in this place, also I hope if its either Kotaro or Vergil-nii that the two wont try to harm Yuu or any of the others...
I looked down with my bangs covering my eyes, my grip on the cup tightened to the point where my hand started to shake, I guess Kanda saw cause I felt one of his hands be placed on top of mine.
Looking up I saw his worried gaze (as much as he could show) and all I could do was smile and shake my head, telling him I was fine. I didn't like to lie about this but I wasn't really ready to
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 23Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 23 in Short Stories More Like This
We both rushed in and saw some akuma and people who were infected with the akuma's virus, they slowly were no more as usual when people get in the line of its bullet.
When we heard an amused laugh we turned and saw Tyki, okay so it wasn't what we expected but at least Akari wouldn't have that look of hurt and regret in her eyes, I don't know what its for or from but it seems like she wont tell me. So with that said her and I sprung into action to fight off that damn Noah and the what was left of the akuma.
"Looks like Mr. Kitchen Knife has a girl.." Tyki snickered
"Shut up!" I growled.
"Oh? Protective huh? Hehe wonder what would happen if she was killed...or either kidnapped." He continued to try to piss me off. And it was working.
Anyway as the fight of Tyki and I went on I knew she was fighting off the akuma, she was skilled so I knew she would fight off them with ease.
"Well looks like my plans on killing more was interrupted by you two...have fun." Tyki said as he retre
Wolfy-kun - Kanda x ReaderWolfy-kun - Kanda x Reader in Short Stories More Like This
You and Kanda were on a mission together since some akuma appeared near a town but just recently you got injured during a fight so Kanda was carrying you over his shoulder to get this mission over with faster.
"Kanda please put me down!, I'm fine so.." You trailed off being embarrassed by this
"Shut up. its obvious that if you activate it just once more you'll be totally exhausted, right?" He replied looking at you a bit over his other shoulder
"Your making a nuisance of yourself. Behave." He added a tick mark appearing on his forehead
"No way! I'm fighting too!" You protested
"A girl who cant even walk should just be quiet" He said annoyed
Suddenly he dropped you by a tree
"Ow...Kanda?" You looked up at him
"Stay here" He told you then lifted your chin up to look at him better "I wont forgive you if you injure yourself anymore then you already have" He added
Standing up turning around he stopped after a few steps and looked back at you
"There are only a couple left. I can handle them
Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 4Secret Love - Kanda Yu Love Story - Chapter 4 in Short Stories More Like This
Finally we made it back, but mostly I just told Komui what happened and I went right to the training hall to start on my training, But first I changed into some comfortable training cloths, a shirt that was sleeveless like the ones Allen and Kanda wore at times if they didnt have to much missions, along with shorts and well as always when I train I had some bandages on my hands almost past my wrists, but if I wanted to find my brothers and take down Kotaro's killer then I had to become stronger I simply had to.
I ignored the person who came in and continued to train, ,my usual training would be either sparing with Kanda or Lavi maybe even Allen and Lenalee but if they were busy and if I wanted to train alone I used a punching bag that they put when I kind of asked for so I could make sure my punches were strong enough if my sword ever broke or was smacked away from my grasp.
But as I was in mid punch a hand stopped my blow, and the owner was none other then Kanda.
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I woke up the next morning with tears in my eyes, I must of been thinking of Kotaro and our past before I slept...but why? why did I even think of that when I had to focus on the mission.
"You okay Akari?" Kanda asked.
"Yeah just a stupid dream..." I mumbled sitting up.
"Well whatever it is must of hurt you or so.." He replied and sat down next to me, his arms pulled me towards his chest in an embrace. I felt..safe..
"I'll be fine Yuu.."I told and rested my head on his shoulder.
"I know but a hug couldn't hurt baka chibi." He mumbled then kissed the top of my head before getting up to get dressed.
I got up to take a shower so I took whatever I planned to wear today which was a gray tank top and my usual black shorts. Walking in the bathroom I started the water and then closed the door behind me.
Taking them all off I stepped in and started to wash myself off, all that running and fighting sure gets you all flipping dirty..the only wounds I had were a few cuts here and there
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It taken us a while to get here but the train soon then arrived at our location, still I didn't let my guard down as we both stepped off the train. Also I knew I had to keep Akari close by cause of that guy if he tries to attack her again ill be ready.
"Okay so where off first?" She asked looking around.
"Well I would guess we either ask around or see whats the main cause." I replied.
"Komui said there were akuma around here so we might need to look out for that as well...unless they even plan on attacking us anytime soon." She shrugged her shoulders.
"Well whenever we have to be ready." I bluntly told her and walked off with her beside me.
So far with the weather patterns it was rather nice out but more as we walked down the streets it grew hot, hot enough to make Akari take her coat off and let it hang around her waist with the arms tied up. Though she did wear her usual grey tank top.
"Weather patterns are already showing..." She sighed.
I hummed in response and looked a
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
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
history remembers.i.history remembers. in Free Verse More Like This
history repeats itself.
i realize this the fourth time i find myself on a couch
with the head of a boy i don’t know
between my stiff, nonresponding legs.
i realize this on the third sip of alcohol. on the fourth.
the fifth. the eleventh. the first time i black out. the eighth.
history repeats itself
and i am napoleon marching across russia
and i only pretend the water is poisoned.
i only pretend the earth is burned to ground.
i pretend that destruction is inevitable
and that help is not an option.
we got close, him and i.
sometimes you get so close to a person
you can feel their lips stiffen
when you try to kiss them.
sometimes you get close to a person,
under them, between damp sheets.
they never stop believing
that you are beneath them.
“help me,” he says. i say okay.
he tells me to sleep with him later
so i say the wrong name in bed,
but so does he;
he means it,
i say it because it’s the only way i can
if i could.1.if i could. in Free Verse More Like This
i’ll be honest with you;
there is a certain authority to being
somebody said once that writers struggle with reality
because we spend all of our time
constructing our own.
the truth is, life may be impermanent
but the details are not.
time has one direction
the past cannot be revisited
and history cannot be redone
with a red pen.
what happens, happens.
we are walking permanent records
that can never be expunged.
no matter how many orphans we pull from fires
no matter how many dying children we sing to
we still made our mother cry once
we still let our little brothers find us passed out
on the front porch when we were nineteen.
imagination is our primary retreat
because there, that boy does fall in love with us
and our first kiss is not spit on our chins
or misses landing on our nose
(maybe there are waves crashing in the background)
and we say everything right.
there, we have crafted a version of ourselves
that lives perfectly.
“if i could,” someon
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.
boys that want you, boys that love you.1.boys that want you, boys that love you. in Free Verse More Like This
there are four kinds of love.
the first is honest.
the first is messy.
it’s smeared makeup.
it’s tears over a martini.
it’s people dancing alone.
it’s off-key singing, at the top
of your lungs.
it’s unmade beds.
it’s the hickey on your neck.
it’s the gasp he gave
when he first saw you,
how he missed your lips
when he tried to kiss you.
after he made you cry.
the second kind is what you feel
for the boy lying next to you.
there’s cigarettes in the ashtray,
panties on the floor,
a lump in your throat,
and he does not love you back.
the third kind is when you'll meet
and that little moment will stretch
into something huge and permanent,
into a month/six months/a year
of a million glances that you'd thought
it’s when you'll say nothing
and neither will he
because there will be no need
because he'll very nearly smile
and you'll know.
colors.red is a power color.colors. in Free Verse More Like This
red is stoplights, anger. rage.
red is my nose when i cry about my parents.
“women are more attractive to men
when they wear red,” he says once
so you cut yourself
because red is blood
and when he ignores the bandages, you say,
“no. look what i did.
look what i did for you.”
but he doesn’t fall in love with you
red is the scream that
comes out of your mouth.
blue is the veins under your skin and
blue is depression that tells you to slice them
blue is the weeks you spend after him
and blue is the great, wide sky above you,
trying to remind you that the rest of the world
is still waiting.
your brother says he’s looking for the light
at the end of the tunnel
but the world is full of light.
(you would know. we can hardly see the stars
because of it.)
the world is not full of you
so you try.
black is what surrounds him
and black is burns
and you’ve been burned, scalded
so you blend in.
viii.you tell them how you've been seeing his face in clouds lately,viii. in Free Verse More Like This
and how fast your heart races,
and how tightly your hands clamp shut,
and how his eyes are just too green
for you to speak.
swaying and smiling,
a sigh in your chest,
you call it love.
they call it fear.
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
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
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
binge eatingi have a buildupbinge eating in Free Verse More Like This
of black holes
suffocating my arteries,
having swallowed down
the bitter taste of too many
girls with galaxies traveling
the length of their spines.
i ate them in mouthfuls,
gaping & sad like a binge
reaching for the skies-
unable to hold them all in.
i don’t think the universe
is as vast
as it used to be,
of my ribs;
i am hungry.
& with a collection
of moon sighs
as a reminder
in my pockets,
i will just have to learn
how to calm this swollen
to the starsI’ve got this arrowto the stars in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
curled around my finger
like Apollo’s heart
& your nicknames
engraved on the inside
of my lungs.
I don’t want to write
pretty little stanzas
or pick at the seams
of your poetry
like some deadbeat
psychology major -
I want to
all over everything;
shoot down your moon
& wear her
like a charm
around ink stained
I want to
to the stars,
& leave you there.
Bones mend, but tell no lies.You have cataloged your scarsBones mend, but tell no lies. in Free Verse More Like This
like your body is a library-
to be read through &
You think of
all the little boys
whose greedy fingers
You are angry-
cared for you
They left you
on a shelf
to gather dust.
should you ever
Universe GirlsheUniverse Girl in Free Verse More Like This
fell in love
while he was
still a planet;
she could only manage
to fall in love
with shooting stars
in the glare of your eyes.
what more could you truly ask
from a universe girl?
dear,when i first met you,dear, in Free Verse More Like This
terror chilled down
& my heart
began to build
walls over walls
i won’t let them
hurt you, again.
i have a tendency
to get knocked
off my feet
& not know
how to get back up.
i’m still crawling around,
searching for your heart
beats under my bed
& between my tangled
i am pathetic.
you were all crooked,
& nights of forgetting
to take your zoloft.
i didn’t think I would miss that.
i didn’t think I would miss you.
you fell like a meteor
for him, hours after
you demolished me.
& i can’t hope you’re happy
because i’m still patching up
the war zone you left behind.
i taste bile in my throat.
i swallow it back down.
i won’t get sick for you.
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.
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…”
Zombie Invasion: Chapter 2Chapter 2- Everybody PanicsZombie Invasion: Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Evidently, people began starting to get freaked out. Each time I'd turn on the TV, my show would be interrupted by a breaking news story about the disease. To me, this was all just a giant palm-face, and I'd shut off the TV to save myself from the pain of the loss for humanity. People alone can over-react to things that happen in the world around us, and now that the media's freaking out, it's like rubbing salt in the wound. I swear, each day, scientists get 'an astounding break-through' with the virus, only to find out the virus has mutated, and they need to start all over again! Oh no! Please note my sarcasm (it's invisible, but it's there). I'm not a stupid person, (or at least I don't think I am) and I know that diseases are dangerous and mutations should be taken with a grain of salt, but the flu virus mutates all the time, and we can remain relatively calm about it. And this horrible disease only affects cats, a notion that seems to have flown over eve
Zombie Invasion Ch. 3 pt. 1Chapter 3- The Adventure BeginsZombie Invasion Ch. 3 pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kaitlin and I met gazes. It was like one of those moments where you get a realization before the horror begins. Sure enough, people were out of their seats in seconds and heading for the door. Feeling the urge to follow the pack, Kaitlin, Markie, her friend and I sprang from our chairs and went with the flow of people. We headed for the door like everyone else, and as someone managed to pry open the door under the influence of so many bodies, I saw that we were not the only class running for freedom. Over the tops of my classmate's heads, I could see other people were running down the hallway, and the number of bodies was ever increasing. I think it's fair to say that survival mode kicked in at that moment.
Somewhere in the chaos, I heard Ms. Odnokon's voice sounding from behind us, and just as I spotted an opening in my class mates to the door a hand reached across me, took a huge sweep and shoved us back. It was the police officer.
"Stay in the room!"
Zombie Invasion Chapter 7Chapter 7- Weapon Searching and a Dying FridgeZombie Invasion Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So much for wooden spoons." I grumbled as I plopped myself down on the chair I sit in in Foods lab "Scratch that off the list of remaining weapons."
"Is there anything else on the list?" Kaitlin asked as she sat down in the chair next to me. I reached into my pocket and pulled out an imaginary piece of paper and looked at it.
"Nope." And I gestured throwing it over my shoulder. I breathed a heavy sigh, folded my arms on the desk, and used them as a pillow. "What a way to start your morning, eh? I feel tired already."
"Did it get a hold of you?" Kaitlin asked and I nodded.
"Just by my wrist. I'm fine though- no bites." I reassured her. Seeing as zombies haven't existed up until now, we humans have little to no knowledge of these rotting, walking machines. All I can go by is stuff I've seen in movies and games, and the fact that a virus is causing corpses to become mobile again. One would assume that zombies make other zombies th
ZI Chapter 23Chapter 23- The GlitchZI Chapter 23 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zellers is big. I mean, every building seems big when you have to run around it, but
Zellers... is big. Adrenaline sure didn't seem to be doing its job, because I was out of breath before I even reached the outdoor garden centre, and that was halfway along the wall I was running along. I was actually considering hoping the fence to the garden centre and getting into the store that way, but a quick glance over my shoulder showed that the zombies were far too close for me to get over in enough time. Instead, I kept running, and when I passed the garden centre I was nearly knocked off my feet by a tackling zombie. Thankfully, he jumped too late and took out one of the zombies chasing me.
Then, it came into sight: the corner to the front of the building. Once I round that, the doors should be right there. However, judging by the surprising length of the side wall, I should expect a slightly longer distance to safety. I couldn't think about that though- I had to think
ZI Chapter 22Chapter 22- The ImplementationZI Chapter 22 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The day after that, I was surprisingly not one of the last people to wake up. Kaitlin was fast asleep to my left, Markie was rolling over at my feet, and to my right were dozing bodies under the second table. Now feeling as if I had no chance of getting back to sleep, I pulled myself up from under the table and checked my watch (which was lying on top of the table) to see what time it was. My still sleepy brain at first didn't comprehend that the hands on my watch were reading 1:42. It took a second glance to see that the second hand was not moving. I put my watch back down on the table, knowing that a dead battery must've been its unfortunate fate.
When I stepped into the shop room Rob's voice got caught in my ear, and I rounded the corner of the wall were the door was and saw Tyler, Terra and him chatting on one of the tables. I was just about to head over when a loud zombie scream caught my attention from behind me. I spun around just as the scream beg
ZI chapter 20Chapter 20- Dog Days of WinterZI chapter 20 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After a few days of lazing around, we were all surprised to wake up one morning to find that our toes had not gone numb overnight. I remember crawling out from under the table and walking stiffly to the window in the teacher's office, where I was greeted by Vanessa and Kyle, who too were staring out the window.
"Take a look at this!" Vanessa waved me over cheerfully- which was rather unusual of her to do. Wondering what was so fantastic, I stepped up beside her and put my hands on the window ledge. I squinted out at the surprisingly bright winter outdoors, and when my eyes adjusted, what I saw was more horrifying than pleasing.
On the flat concrete ground around the entrance to the school were maybe thirty zombies stumbling around like headless chickens. Beyond that, the parking lot was crammed with more walking dead, and past that on the road were even more. There was a noticeable drop in my blood pressure as one particularly fat zombie thought it would
Zombie Invasion Chapter 9Chapter 9- Science!Zombie Invasion Chapter 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kaitlin and I would wake to the same problem every day. We'd stare out into the hall with bleak looks at the doors to the wheelchair bathrooms, not stirring for maybe two minutes, before giving an aggravated grunt and walking off to do something else. At least that's what I did, and I'll never forget the look that Kaitlin would give me when I joined her after my staring battle. 'Has my friend gone mad?' it would read.
A full week of being locked in a room, only leaving to go to the bathroom, definitely is mind numbing. Pacing was my pass time, and Kaitlin would scrape away at Paul with a butter knife in an attempt to make him have a pointy end. My normal route was lapping around the silver kitchen, occasionally looking at the crippled zombie, sigh at it, and then continue walking.
"GAAAAHHHHH! I'm going to kill myself!" I moaned at the ceiling, obviously exaggerating, "Occupy me!" my plea made Kaitlin raise a brow.
"Why don't you try picking the locks to the bathroo
Zombie Invasion Chapter 4 Chapter 4- RelocationZombie Invasion Chapter 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eventually we'd have to leave the classroom- there was no avoiding that- but when there was a rotting zombie moseying around the school, possibly making his way to you right now, that tends to outweigh whatever you wanted to do outside the class. Besides, the teachers will take attendance, and realize two of their students are missing, and someone would come back in the school and rescue us. Right?
Kaitlin and I were becoming bored out of our minds, not to mention the fact that we'd just been in shock for the last hour, and we were getting hungry. I just wanted to go outside and get a drink from the fountain, or go to my locker and get my lunch, but no, it was too dangerous. If you think sitting in a classroom learning about crap you won't ever apply in life is boring, try being locked in one for hours.
Thankfully, Kaitlin had her magical bag of fun things, and it didn't take long for her to whip out a deck of cards after I uttered two words: "I'm bored." A
Zombie Invasion Chapter 8Chapter 8- A New FriendZombie Invasion Chapter 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Carefully, I tilted the frying pan, putting the spoon in front of the hamburger bits to ensure they don't fall out into the bowl that I was draining the fat into. I plopped the pan back on the stove.
"Burger's ready." I said to Kaitlin, looking over my shoulder at her as she cut pieces of celery with one of three butter knives that the zombies left us.
"'Kay, just a second." She answered, finishing off the last stalk of celery before walking over to me and putting the bits into the pan, "I can't say that looks appetizing." She mumbled as she walked over to the sink. I looked down at the very dark crumbled pieces of meat.
"Yeah, but we can't risk getting sick." I stirred the food around, "better burnt food than botulism!"
We had been trapped in the school for a total of six days now, and during that time, our fridge began to go caput. It was getting louder, and increasingly warmer, and just this morning, it finally ceased its struggle and went out with a big 'CLU
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 (