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The Black Widow
by nngross
The Black WidowShe smiles,
A slight curve of her cruel lips,
As she walks away,
Leaving another husk of a man in her wake.
Leaving him with only thoughts and memories as useless as her goodbye kiss,
As useless as the "I'm sorry" she whispered sweetly in his ear
Before she sweetly walked out of his life.
Victim number one?
Number three?
Number five?
Number nine?
Or does it really matter?
She is a seducer.
She is a seductress.
She is a succubus.
She is a black widow,
Weaving a web of lust,
Of desire,
Of deceit,
Of lies,
And of love.
Despicable love.
I pity him, her next man,
Her next victim,
Her next prey,
Her next "love."
The next husk of a man that will be left in the wake of her cruel, curving lips.


Lovelorn Death
by dai-vee.


I’m Still Here
by StarlightComet
I'm Still HereEven after everything, I realize that
I’ll still be the one
Who supports you
When you can no longer stand
On your own.
I’ll still be the one
Who puts the pieces
Back together when you
I’ll still be the one
To hug you-hold you-
When your walls crumble down
Into oblivion.
I’ll be here to catch you
If you find yourself falling.
I’ll be here to save you
If you can’t carry on.
I’ll fight for you
If you can no longer fight for yourself.
My only wish is that
You do the same for me-
My only regret
Is knowing that you won’t.


Time and Tide
by TheBareSheet
Time and Tidewhat good is a day, with no hasty breeze?
my collar, your puppet, the winding kite,
my bread, your balloon, a blight on my bight.
this life would cease(fire) if the wind did freeze.
that dawn I turned down a different road,
waiting for my thoughts become my own.
small fish swim upstream, but then to be sold. 
who knew her children and fate would be sewn.
old habits never die, lest future maul.
time and tide makes us mercenaries all.


The Stretcher
by Achille1996
The StretcherToday a boy sees a green-eyed girl for the first time
and thinks she is the most beautiful thing
in the entire world.
A woman in white lifts her bouquet,
so thankful that she is finally
the one to throw.
Her sister catches the flowers
while blushing at the best man,
who smiles back at her.  
Today a mother kisses her daughter
on the forehead
as she imagines how beautiful
this newborn child will become
in the future.
A black and white kitten
emerges from beneath a family shed,
and two girls on the swings
name him Mittens
and promise to love him forever.
Today someone is carried
down the hospital hall in a stretcher,
and I sit in the waiting room
thinking that out of all these happy,
wonderful things,
I would take the stretcher
if it meant I would be there
instead of you.



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Time ticks by as I lay by your side,
Thinking of all the tears that you've seen me cry.
Running a finger down your sleeping face,
I know there are millions who would take my place.
Laying there safe and protected in your arms,
Thankful that I fell for your undeniable charm,
I think of how many times you've dried my tears,
Picked me up, helped me through and calmed my fears.
I feel you stir and I let out a sigh,
The tilt my head to see those gorgeous grey eyes.
They're beautiful, yet have a dangerous hint,
And looking at you now I see a mischevious glint.
Trailing my fingers across your skin,
I return your look with a devilish grin.
Watching those eyes, like a stirring storm,
Watching their depths change and transform.
I raise my head to your passionate kiss,
And I wonder what I've done to deserve such bliss.
I snuggle in closer to the warmth of your side,
And am thankful you weren't scared by all the tears that I cried.
Now my eyes are dry, there are no more tears,
And I no longer have
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The Window
I can hear the wind howling outside of my window, each minute followed by a small pause, where there is complete silence, and all you can hear is the sound of the waves crashing on the cliffs, constantly shooting seawater into the sky. My dog is cowering under my bed, my bird letting off the occasional twitter. I pause and put down my novel, adjusting my glasses and pushing my fringe back, a habit of mine. Turning my head I look outside the window, and see the dark line of black covering the horizon. I pull my knees up to my chin, and wait in anticipation for the storm to fully hit.
I jerk awake and lose my balance, toppling over on my bed. I must have dozed off whilst watching the rain. I was woken by my window flying open, producing a loud whistling noise, and something else, which I can now identify as the constant thrum of the waves against the cliffs, and the rain pouring into my room, wind, and my window now squeaking in its hinges. I jump off the bed quite clumsily, running to
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Dawn is breaking,
But the Earth still sleeps,
And in the twilight,
Horrors still creep.
Holy ground, they are profaning.
The Sun is on the horizon,
Sky ever lightened,
But in eternal darkness,
My spirits won't be heightened.
The light, I am disdaining.
I sit alone,
In the early morn light,
Beset upon every side,
By beings of the night.
My joy, they are restraining.
Alone, watching the east,
Left to my own wretched cries,
Watching the immaculate Heavens,
The clear, crystal skies.
Yet, where ever I am, it's raining.
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Games of Knight and Dae
Knight found her staring trance-like over the flowing river, the moonlight shimmering on its surface and catching in her eyes.
"Are you ok?" He asked her.
"I don't know. I've never thought about it." She replied casually.
"What are you going to do with that knife?" He asked cautiously. Dae looked down at her hands as if surprised to find a knife there.
"I don't know… Perhaps I will kill myself with it." She looked up at him to gauge his reaction. His face was unreadable. "Or I could kill you, with it." She caught the quick flash of surprise on his face before he shuttered it over with a mask of indifference. She smiled smugly; it was a contest between them, always trying to get to each other, inspire some sort of emotion. He was always trying to smother her with his stupid notions of love. She on the other hand intended to seduce him to the dark side; make him uncomfortable one minute, flustered and impassioned with desire the next, then leave him sexually frustrated and lo
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Blinding Light
But I can see.
Bound in darkness,
Light won't set me free.
The purest bliss.
You'll never know,
What you think you missed.
The sweetest flowers.
Stay a while,
And lose the hours.
Right through the dawn.
Numb to everything,
That is going wrong.
Suns' rays, moons' beams.
I don't care anymore,
For what I've seen.
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I'll Stand In The Rain
When it rains
I'll stand and let it wash
All the mud away
So I can be pure and clean
And so maybe the
Light will shine again
So I can finally love you
Like I've always want to do
For such a long time now
I'll stand in the rain
And risk the cold
To see your face
Walking through the streets
Searching for me
On this cold night
I want you to go back
The rain will ruin
Your clothes
Covering them with regret
That seems to flow
From me to you
I'll stand in the rain
To become pure by the
Rain's sweet drops
I want you to go back
The rain will ruin
Your clothes
Splashing new life
And all my regret
Right onto you
I'll stand in the rain
And wait for it to stop
So hopefully
You'll go back home
Where you can be pure
And clean in your own way
So please let me
Wash away everything
That doesn't have a place
When it rains
I'll stand and let it wash
All the mud away
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Go Back?
Will I have to go back
The corridors, enclosed
People watching you 24/7,
a true paranoia nightmare...
Coed, but seperate rooms.
I was lucky the first time,
keeping my masks on and
not letting them truly help.
Why would I?
They aren't me.
Aren't the ones that haunt me.
They can't understand.
No matter what they say or do.
Can't go back...Not now.
With everything the way it is,
I need to stay on the outside.
No matter what I do, I
need to live.
And outside.
For them.
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Annie Comes Home to Rufus
This morning,
Annie tumbles from the car
and onto the driveway.  
I watch from behind the curtains
as Mother and Father trudge behind,
dragging duffles full of god-knows-what
(sweatshirts, I figure, and a toothbrush, and gallons and jars
of bitter white pills and injections).  
"Daddy keys!" she cries,
and his mouth stretches, baring teeth
(he smiles, he thinks)
as he tosses a jingling cluster.  
The latch clacks, and Annie comes home.  
I hover in the kitchen
I never know what to say.  
She spots me before even hanging up her jacket and kneels.  
"C'mere, mutt," like she expects me to pretend
I'm happy to see her
eight pounds lighter than last Sunday.  
This afternoon,
Annie is tired.  
Only I am allowed in her room,
where the angled light shafts and the dust motes
turn the plastic hairs of her wig
into faceted filaments.  
She slides it from her skull
and drapes it on the sleeping styrofoam
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Where do I even begin this one... Well, by telling you why I'm ever starting this discussion in the first place.

Lately I've been spending lots of time with my cousin which is currently serving in the army, and anytime he'd come home, I'd spend my time with him. He came back for a week, and we spent that whole week together. He shouldn't be in the army, though he fought to get in there. He has epilepsy, light, though epilepsy nonetheless. And so, while just randomly talking, I found myself witnessing an epileptic seizure. And honestly, it was one of the scariest things I have ever seen in my life. You might find many videos of these kinds of seizures, and it wouldn't seem that scary, though when you actually see it and have to do something to make sure they won't get hurt, and worst of all, when it's someone you love, it's quite... Well, traumatizing.

And so, this is my discussion for you today. What would you consider a trauma? Do you, or do you think you have one yourself? And if so, how do you deal with a trauma?

I'll be honestly, the reason for this discussion is for two things,  a selfish reason, I really do want to know how to deal with this kind of things. Any time I close my eyes, I just see that same situation, the sound and how he looked during the seizure, and it makes me want to cry.

The other reason, is to know a bit more about you, our members, and for general knowledge. I really do want to know what things you might have experienced, or even better, if you hid such a thing, for you to let it out. We are online, after all, no one really knows who you are, apart from who you told, and so, everything and anyone, feel free to let us know a bit more about you.

Hope everyone has had and will have a great week,

- Michael.
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