Something Ugly and Something BeautifulThere was just me-Everything that I didMore Like This
Everything that I was
Nothing else but all that I amAnd then there was something else-A crack of something
A smudge of something
Something else beneathAnd it grew-The something you introduced
Overwhelmed my everything
Revealing something newAnd it unveiled something ugly-But with every crack
And every smudge
You made it beautifulAnd then I understood.
getting by is like a cashie's loansome people are builtMore Like This
to keep things inside: like mice
in the night, they steal nestings--
a small omission, an equivocation
and an obfuscation
to secure secrets in their breasts;
but i am a walking revelation--
truths burst from my frame
and scatter their seeds
over my loved ones
(that's why it's so hard not telling you
i am borrowing against a future
and the interest rates are higher
than the payoff)
oh, cassandrathe sun was a foolMore Like This
when he thought himself worthy enough to
be blessed by the temple that
was your lips.
they all whispered.
like the delirium of a fever
that burns hotter than the
summer flames, turning skin
to paper and bones to dust.
but no -
for you shone bright
and the words that fell from your tongue
should have been enough to bring
all armies to their pathetic knees.
the future danced along
your fingertips the way
fire flirts with kindling.
and if the rest of the world
turns their faces away;
if the rest of the world
sneers with a scorn that would make
a snake hiss in displeasure,
i will bury a blade between
their ribs - one forged of
a god's belated remorse and a mortal's
6 Tips for Writing and Storytelling from Stan Lee6 Tips for Writing and Storytelling from Stan LeeMore Like This
Recently, Stan Lee made a Youtube video in order to help along writers and storytellers of all types. And there is something wonderfully simple about how Stan Lee perceives writing. The following are the 6 tips that I picked up from listening to his lecture.
Tip 1: Accept commissions as boundaries meant to challenge your creativity.
Chances are that your writing dream will not take off with your book or comic becoming an instant hit. You will have to work for companies, accept commissions, and bide your time until you publish your masterpiece. When you do accept commissions and have to work in the box, view those limitations as creative blocks. Obstacle that exist so that you have to stretch your abilities in order to make your commission as wonderful as what you would make your private works. This is a common technique, in fact, for poetry and other forms of writing—as the brain will be stretched in this action and come up with i
HarborBon voyage, a ship has sailed, bright and shiny and new.More Like This
Wave your hats and break a glass to mark this sweet adieu.
On gentle winds, eager hands will guide 'er through the sea.
White sails soar and glisten far, all bold and mighty and free.
Voices cheer high and low with fanfares and delight.
High masts and polished bow; behold, such a sight.
May happy faces follow true wherever she may be,
and fair wind and following seas to places she will see.
But my smiles are to that old lady beside 'er grim and keen.
No glamour there all washed away and nothing to be seen.
But we're alike, old and battered, we've been through storm and hell.
It just depends on what you favor, dreams or stories to tell.