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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XIX

- Entry XXV – Today I have found myself in a difficult state of mind. Of course, I will not lie and write as though I do not know what is causing my sorrow. For I know full well what. It began earl...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2017

Piece of String

- Friendship is like a piece of string There's a beginning, middle, and end to it It starts with a smile, then loving hugs of sweet words Slowly drifting towards a deep sadness of goodbyes Tears that ...

By: John_Doe | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Mar 2017

The Nurses. Chapter 41

- H.M.S. Lakhota, March 23rd, 1941.   Long into the night, Maria sat beside Katarina, talking to her, checking her pulse and temperature, bathing her forehead with a cool damp cloth and general...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 08 Feb 2017

Debbie's Dreams

-   You were such a beautiful person  So full of life You were a mother, a sister, a friend  You had a smile that was infectious  As soon as you walked into a room All heads turned to look at you You ...

By: girlie4280 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2017

The Sea

- I cast my bait And wait and wait My reflection changes, with every wave My emotions all buried in different graves There say there's plenty of fish in the sea, so I surf into the sunset Plenty o...

By: anthonychansa | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Jan 2017

Lost it

- Fully dressed in make up Barely dressed in clothes. When will you wake up? And know there's more to life than a pose Tequila shots after a break up, Man left you for whores. The road to success...

By: anthonychansa | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 09 Jan 2017

Unseen Eyes

- Shades drawn to hide from sight; As unseen demons cast their light; Seeking to catch me unaware; I can't find rest from their hellish stare; My tears flow free from unhealed so...

By: bella685 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2016

For My Father

- 55. The age of post-midlife crises and doctor visits. Backs cracking, heels tapping, salsa lessons with two left feet. Getting out of bed is a little harder, you slumber a little deeper. So ma...

By: veritas | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Apr 2016

Times up

- Don't grieve for me, For now I'm free. I following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and let it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, ...

By: Ghostreader | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Mar 2016

The Tears Flow

- The tears flow, I wish I could sleep, to drift down into unfeeling nothingness  To cut myself off from this hollow emptiness  But the tears flow  and my thoughts  Swirl Playing out every twist...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Feb 2016

Waiting in the Wings

- Sing me tuneless comfort Cradling my pain Help me bear the sadness  Burdening my brain Hold me while I remember What can no longer be The unthought thoughts I daily Try so hard not to think And w...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2016

The Dull

- Yesterday, underneath such grey skies, a funeral and one more friend gone Today, too many quiet moments, an unasked for and unwanted lull Within, just beneath the unfeigned calm, lies what many w...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Oct 2015

Nate and Anna or the First Story

- This is the story of a boy who loved too much and a girl who loved too little. Which sounds like the opposite of what it should be, because you already know the outcome; he cheats, she dies, he dies....

By: incaendo | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 01 Aug 2015

Wish You Were Here

- It's been so many years, a few joys and more tears So much I want to say, if I could find a way I'm still the boy inside, giving you that first ride The one lost in your eyes, holding you thro...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 19 Jun 2015

Happy Birthday, Jess

- So much time has passed away, since that night so long ago I know you found your peace and way, no more pain and your end of sorrow You found a path to leave the fray, an escape I could not offer...

By: Sicarium | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jun 2015

Missing You Painfully

- Not a single thought of me crossed your mind. The tormenting dreams filling my head. You blissfully unaware of my discomfort. Sorrow and hollow within my chest. You are nowhere to be seen. I...

By: Blood_Black_Rose | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 11 Mar 2015

Let Me Die Alone

- let me die alone cover me with your blanket  and lay me in the casket  have no regrets and share no tears  be strong my love  I know you truly care I beg of you dear  go on with your life  th...

By: AndersonRoberts | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 26 Feb 2015

Innocent Victim

- i stood vigilantly as they fought just couldn't grasp the terms  over which they were fighting,  i walked away oh so brisk  watching as the crowd grew  and stimulated the warriors, these men are...

By: AndersonRoberts | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 19 Feb 2015

Stranger On The Ground

- The sound echoed through the midst of the air someone's dead but who cares just another wasted life remembered the ridicule, the slight glance at the body face down, blue top, black pants l...

By: AndersonRoberts | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 17 Feb 2015

Kiss Me Goodbye

- Kiss me goodnight and say goodbye hold all invitations and laugher cause tonight brings sorrow  as my heart is cold  deaths kiss embrace my warm cheeks  as time moves on  the matter is, ...

By: AndersonRoberts | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 12 Feb 2015

Amber Part 15

- After Bruce ended the web chat, Amber went to bed but sleep eluded her. She tossed and turned as much as her added girth allowed and had bad dreams brought on by Bruce's statement that he needed to ta...

By: The_Count | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 12 Feb 2015

The Unpainted Tomb

- It laid in the midst of the cemetery beneath the big gloom tree  leaves withered and dry  cased aside, I wondered why  unpainted with no statement, no here lies the faceless tomb, not wife, nor ...

By: AndersonRoberts | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 11 Feb 2015

wicked ones

- empty of remorse or regrets, deaf to my pained cries, blind to my flowing tears, they relished in my pain, danced in my sorrow, drank from my blood. my freedom they sold, trampled upon my joy...

By: danjuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 14 Dec 2014

regrets

- trapped behind the walls we built, with our own hands. our sanctuary, our haven. through unbreakable doors and windows, we see the life we had, but never wanted. the life we now hunger for. the...

By: danjuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.2| Added: 03 Dec 2014

oblivion

- take me back to the beginning, and end it all before it begins. before the first day, that started it all. the first cry, that screamed why? the empty and confused look, that asked what is happ...

By: danjuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.8| Added: 30 Nov 2014

my tears

- my tears burst forth from their prison bank, where they have been from the beginning, where they had lived with my pain, swam in my sorrow and survived my nightmares. I let them go for to sto...

By: danjuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 28 Nov 2014

Mindy Learns (part four)

- It's been many years now. I've been to college and received my degree. My job now is teaching young people. It's a rewarding way to make a living. It's a fine and honorable thing to spend one's life f...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: General | Score: 2| Added: 09 Aug 2014

How Can I Choose?

- Is it possible to cope simultaneously with the torment of choosing whether I will to stay and accept less than I desire, or the agony of wanting to walk away because I know you'll never be able to g...

By: Sparkle | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 Aug 2014

My Heart

- I used to think that My heart Was strength Those muscled walls pump life Through my veins and arteries Without help or direction An Involuntary act of nature Like a whirlwind That I could n...

By: AvrgBlkGrl | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 29 May 2014

Piddling With A Hainted Heart

- Just because she doesn't cry,  Doesn’t mean a thing.  What she’s piddling with  Is a hainted heart. Sometimes tears  Can't cause a river  Deep enough for a woman  To dip her haint of a heart i...

By: AvrgBlkGrl | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2014

Blood is Thicker Than Water

- Reader discretion advised.  The story you are about to read contains language that some readers may find offensive. By choosing to read this piece, you agree that you do not object to reading conte...

By: aeather | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2014

Tender Gifts

- The yearning never ends The path is fraught with pain The tenderness is gone Why do they feel no shame Now let us sing out loud Now open up our hearts Now touch the peace within And we shall mend t...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 02 Dec 2013

My sweet dear friend

- We were together, for a little while;  I think about you, and the way you smiled. We were friends forever, until that night; That dreadful night, you lost your life. When I got the phone call, it wa...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 18 Oct 2013

Where did I go wrong?

- I went to the moon tonight And I remembered what you said “When you see another’s face, Think of mine instead.” The sky was black and cold I’m getting a little scared All I wanted was a friend ...

By: Fading | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 Oct 2013

Nosferatu Immortalis

- On a cold dark night a figure stood, Pale face shrouded in darkened hood, Statuesque, as though carved from wood; No beauty held the night sky. As pale as soapstone, his damp cold skin, No breath...

By: Liz | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 Oct 2013

Savior

- His lips were the color of shadowed mist His eyes were dark as we kissed His knife was glinting, sorely missed As the bleeding wound from my heart hissed. Like a promise the sun disappeared into ...

By: Fading | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Oct 2013

Vocation

- Lust eruption of sexual heat Love bonds two hearts entwined Fear kept truth inside Guilt building till I burst Truth cutting like a knife Shattering the heart I love Burst into a millio...

By: Min_Farrjones | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 07 Jul 2013

One Door Closes . . .

- One Door Closes. . . I spent the last six months in my failure-of-a-marriage, tying up loose ends. Divesting myself of all that I'd gained in twenty years. We all accumulate things, to keep unde...

By: bri54 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 May 2013

Dream or Nightmare?

- How can I reconcile the two?  Happiness and the urge to grieve. One is a dream at last come true. One is horrible to believe, By both I was filled with treasure, From both I derived a pure bl...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 20 May 2013

My Guardian Angel

- Yesterday I missed you. Yesterday I needed you. Today I miss you. Today I need you. Tomorrow I will miss you. Tomorrow I will need you. I want you to hold me just one more time. ...

By: TxPrincess | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 05 Apr 2013

Fall Softly Off The Face of Tomorrow

-  I have no feelings, Lost A hollow sense of self. I want what I cannot have and Yearn for all that is beyond my reach. I want to wake up gone, Adrift in heaven Away from a world that hu...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 2.6| Added: 07 Jan 2013

Keeping Silent

- I have felt so alone, pain you would never know Pain that remains inside you, pain that will never go I have felt this pain. This pain is part of me But this part I have never let anybody see. I am a...

By: Isabelle | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 26 Dec 2012

Free

- Spread upon the sands of eternity, feeling waves cleansing my soul, washing away agony collected for eons. No longer drowning in the sorrows from my past. Innocent. Pure. Free.

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Nov 2012

Depression

- The scent of grass The sound of birds The quiet whisper Of unspoken words The silent speeches The vanished yells The cold and the frost Of deep black wells Nothing is said here There...

By: Isabelle | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 19 Nov 2012

Reminiscensces and looking forwards

- Death. This has been a year of it. Between people that I know and people that I don’t and the deaths of relationships, it’s just too hard to take sometimes. Today (4th October 2012) is the fourteenth ...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 04 Oct 2012

For Passover: No Passing Over

- Even in escape, there’s no escape, no opening of waters, no Promised Land, no paradise, no freedom if the Sinai that was crossed so long ago is littered now with bones crumbling in that sand ...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 05 Apr 2012

Nothing

- Take away all that is the best of me Suck me dry and render it down Leave me a hollow husk of former life Gone... and all because of you . Why do I hang upon your every word? Why do ...

By: LittleSister_ | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 07 Mar 2012

A New Beginning

- The first thing I'll do is pull you close and kiss you that day. As you look into my eyes, and tell me what you want to say. Your words of affection, from the heart, fall upon my ears. Whispered so...

By: kandikiss51 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 06 Feb 2012

Dark Day

- Today is much darker than yesterday  You are gone no longer by my side.  The nights and days we spent together  Forever cherished as these live in my mind.  You were always here always close to me...

By: Isadora | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 31 Jan 2012

Precious Things

- I had her name traced above my heart Cupped my belly, feeling the spark Within, I felt the beat of life, the echo of her cry Her breath a butterfly Brushing the cobwebs from the grave with he...

By: sprite | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 17 Dec 2011

My imagination.

- I imagine you have  my hair. My nose. Maybe my smile. your daddy's eyes that twinkle every once in a while. I imagine you have  his humour. His laugh and his chin. My heart shaped face and  the colo...

By: MamboX | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Nov 2011

In the Deep Depths

- In the depths of darkness, a heart is broken. In a broken heart lay settling sorrow  In the deep depths of sorrow light becomes visible  Happiness is sure to arouse.  Arousing happiness follows c...

By: speedyg | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 24 Oct 2011

Shorn child

- Shorn child He cut my hair off Lock by lock, Hair Mother brushed for me near our blazing fire. and tied my hair back as a pony tail stretching my eyebrows Slanting outwards. H...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 3.8| Added: 20 Oct 2011

Worst elements of life

- Trapped. Trapped in a bubble of hatred, That suffocates rather than embraces me. Engulfing me with a fiery passion, Washing away any other emotion. Anger claws at me from the inside out, Shred...

By: MamboX | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jan 2011