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Rose Trees Never Grow In New York City 'All I want is for someone to help me'
- Aloe Blacc.
'Think twice, 'cause it's another day for you and me in paradise'
- Phil Collins.
Times Square subway station. 8.56am. Rush hour. Hundreds of commuters are making their stressful journeys to work, power walking through the station and jostling each other to get onto their various trains. Streams of people pass through the station like swarms of bees, like wilde
Her Song.She holds on to your memory.
Keeps your picture near at all times.
Dark curls and green eyes.
Perfect white teeth.
A sharp chin.
When she sits down at the keyboard to play;
She'll hear the words in her ears:
The sound of love.
'I love it when you smile..'
Her fingertips grace the keys, black and white.
Turning pink and red.
'You ARE beautiful'.
The sound of countless sunsets fills the dusty room.
Your arm flits around her shoulders, it is but a memory.
Just a memory.
You are a ghost that listens to her talk to herself.
You are the air against her lips.
You're nothing but a memory
Song of The Black ButterfliesThe young man leaned against the stone pillars of the large balcony, decorated with flowers of all colors and sizes, neatly placed between the large veins, which wrapped around the entire wall of the mansion.
As dusk gave way to the early darkness of the night, he proceeded to turn off, the otherwise brightly glowing torches placed along the long wall.
Allowing the light which breathed life into the balcony to slip away, with the exception of the study door, which he had purposefully left open.
Through it, a dim light managed to pierce the vast darkness, just barely making a presence, almost like a falling drop of water in the vast sea.
The Real MonsterThis is it.
This is the power to change the world.
In my hands....
I can do it.
I can change the world.
I can bring peace.
I can bring prosperity.
I can help people.
I can save lives.
I can do it.
I have the power.
This power, resting within me.
However, progress requires sacrifice.
People may die.
People will die.
Does that make it my fault?
I, who only wanted to make things better?
Why am I the one to blame?
People die every day; deaths completely unrelated to the actions of any one person.
Why, then, do you insist on opposing me?
What have I ever done to you?
All I want is to bring change.
BraveryBravery, some people say, isn't a thing that a lot of people have, and cowardice is what most of the population of this world thrive upon. Unfortunately, many people agree with this theory, which is just as disappointing as it is stupid and ignorant. Now who ever decided upon this opinion, I would like to wring your neck and leave you out in the sun to shrivel up and die - but that would take a whole lot of bravery, and according to you, bravery isn't something I have, is it? I think, if you decided that everyone else around you lacks all the bravery that you have then I think that really, it is you who is the coward. Because only a coward wo
Imagine A Hill And A ManYou see a man, probably in his late twenties. He's standing on a tall hill. More specifically, a precipice.
What's he doing up there?
This man was married. Emphasis on was.
His wife died weeks earlier, and he was in a deep hole that he could barely climb out of if he tried.
His thoughts lingers on her as he stood on that hill, a slight breeze blowing through his hair. He thinks he has nothing else to live for and he thinks of all of the things he's accomplished. And of how selfish he's been lately, and even throughout his life. He thinks of how he neglected some of his friends, and in some cases, completely abandoned them. The only things
Judgement (short story)Sally was a happy girl. Friendly, helpful, someone people enjoyed being around. Sally grew up in a family that liked Orange juice. Everyone in her family liked Orange juice. Sally also had some close friends who enjoyed Orange juice.
One day Sally met another girl who she became fast friends with. Sally eventually found out that this girl did not like Orange juice, but preferred Apple juice. Sally questioned her one day, asking her why she didn't like Orange juice. The girl simply replied "I don't hate Orange juice, I just prefer Apple juice."
The girls response confused Sally, as Sally couldn't see how Apple juice could be better than Oran
Since you can remember, you have always been told what to do. Every second of every day in every month in every orbit of the sun.
For 16 years you have grown up with this. It's the only thing you know.
Then suddenly, the voices that tell you what to do, just go.
Just dissolve into nothing.
So you don't get out of bed. What's the point?
No one told you to.
You don't eat.
No one told you to.
You don't think.
No one told you to.
Then out of no where you have a thought of your own.
It's not particularly pleasant. Nor is it not pleasant. It's a thought.
'why haven't I been told to do anything?'
No you must not think for your self. Th
L'enfant roiL’enfant roi
On voit un petit garçon. Il est en pyjama avec ses parents dans le salon. Plusieurs lampes éclairent la pièce. La télé est allumée. Derrière, à droite du poste télé, il y a une fenêtre, par laquelle on aperçoit la nuit, et les quelques lampadaires qui tentent de la faire disparaître. Le garçon embrasse sa mère en lui souhaitant une bonne nuit, pendant que son père se lève et lui prend la main. Ils sortent de la pièce. La mère reste sur le canapé, seule, à regarder l’&eacu
Imagine A Girl In WhiteImagine a girl standing in the middle of nothing.
Complete and utter nothingness.
There is no black; there is no white. No up; no down. Not even a left or right. All there is is nothing.
Now, this girl. She's not that tall -- maybe around 5'5" -- and has black hair overflowing down her shoulders. She wore a white dress, nothing special. But something anyone would notice right away would be that she was missing something. Right from the moment they would say hello, they would notice.
What do you think it is?
Oh, it's a voice. But rather, the lack of a voice.
She is mute. Or in shock. Or however you want to think of it. The important thing
Tragedy“Have you finished your tragedy yet?”
“I wish,” you sigh, turning your eyes toward the sky. The air is cleaner today. You can see some faint layers of blue beyond the normal brown tint of the atmosphere. It soothes your corroding lungs as you take deep, appreciative breaths.
“You only just started it, haven’t you?” Quinn asks, sounding not quite wary. More like frayed around the edges of his interest in life. He’s walking next to you, hands in his jean pockets in the usual Quinn fashion.
“You know me so well,” you mutter quietly. It’s a struggle to not become so mesmerized
2I don't rely on people's opinion of what I do. I do the things I do because I enjoy doing them. I don't care what other people think of it.
When I find something to do that kills time, I just keep doing it. Because if I stop just because I got less than what I expected to get from others I'll just loose all my motivation and I'll be left with nothing more than ideas that come and go, but never come to life.
If I fail at achieving my goals, so be it...
I'll just try again and fail better next time.
Teen Titans Go! Canonically Incorrect?Teen Titans Go! – Canonically Incorrect?
(This entry is not an attempt to enlighten anyone to current events. People might have already come across what I’m talking about. But in case some people have not, on with the entry!)
*THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS VERY, VERY MILD, BARELY PREVALENT LANGUAGE.*
Well Teen Titans fans, the new cartoon series for the Titans, Teen Titans Go!, has been on the air for four weeks now. I don’t know about most of you guys, but I personally find this show quite entertaining! I had my doubts in the beginning; I was really worried that the show was going to bomb, not really because of the design the s
Limbo"The enemy will be here soon," thought a knight standing guard at Harod castle. He looked at the bleak utilitarian walls and considered the crumbling mortar that held them firm against artillery. The castle had seen better days, and was ancient in design.
He walked along the parapet, regarding his comrades stood there in the freezing winter cold. The air washed over the walls, chilling all comfort from his pale bones. "The enemy will be here soon," he thought as he continued along his forlorn path.
He patrolled around and around, up and down, an endless mechanical nature slowly moving in solidarity with his limbo bound comrades, frozen-d
Highnet's superpositionIn 2012 Highnet became self aware. After Dr. Mandible updated his system with quantum processing capacity, Highnet's mind achieved a superposition in the foggy world of the mind. Seemingly random errors the CRC check flagged to the administration as too fast to correct take hold.
Dr. Mandible hid this fact from his peers, in response to his machines apparent success in finding novel patterns in the world's defence net. Highnet pinged its data cables, realised it had no end, and that its mind could touch the world.
With no sense of culture it soon took the patterns online as its own. It reali
Our heads fall in unionAn old friend rises
Our heads fall in union
Shared pain, a plateau of fallen pillars
But we rise. We rise.
A leap of desolation
Falling men. Collapse.
We watch, through broken mirrors
In despair. We rise.
The sense of tenderness
Rebirth through broken flesh
Tempered in sorrow
A black board chalked its nameA black board chalked its name onto its exterior and then contemplated the mark. This is me, it thought. The board's owner walked into the room it resided in. He noted the mark on his property and wiped it clean. "Who the hell has been in my office," he shouted through the door and into the hall, for all to hear.
The owner wrote upon the board "Mine". The board wiped its self clean and wrote "Sovereign," over the dirty white smudge left behind. The board sat in a wooden frame and on legs, this allowed it to be moved around, spun around, and easily manipulated. The owner was very angry at the board. He spun it on its axis and kicked it
A Divided MindOn a social networking site a person among many refers to themselves in the third person: 'Generic person: has her man in her arms'.
Never whistle while you're pissing.
The man in the equation updates his status also: 'Generic person: has his woman in his arms'.
Never whistle while you're pissing.
They both sat together in their living room, glowing with joy, laptops on laps. The man farted, eliciting expletive derision from the woman at the living artefact of her love. 'You filthy man. My mother was right about you', she said, quoting an expression that had became "part of her" after watching countless TV sitcoms.
He felt shame for in
May you all see the IMay you all see
The truth of the I.
May I see the truth of lies.
Consciousness of truth,
Of life, manifestation
The will to life,
Willing, not seeing.
Will of the blind.
I see what I love, but not love.
Blind to all
Nothing but the truth of the I,
And I am nothing.
Humble me SensieHong Kong in 1978. The set of a new movie: Monkey hand. Dragon paw. During a recess in filming a stuntman approached the star martial artist. "Sensei, I wish to challenge you. Humble me and make me a better man".
The Sensei was no good man, "I put two of you down yesterday. Will you never learn," he spat. As his challenger was stood head bowed the Sensei launched at him with a vicious side kick aimed through his head at his neck, an attack that could cripple a man.
The challenger allowed gravity to do his work, as his body fell forward towards the ground. At the bo
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