Well done in the Curation Contest last week! The pieces you chose were beautifully created and matched perfectly. I discovered so many great artists!
Well done in the Curation Contest last week! The pieces you chose were beautifully created and matched perfectly. I discovered so many great artists!
because the woman says I am. And the neighbors Patty and Steve and, of course,the
Church and, you know,
Don’t forget the PTA and the HOA and the
elephant in the room
Fitzgerald the cat, sitting atop that old piano like some
grandiose fat marriage counselor in an orange pinstripe suit and a fat white moustache
heaving his breakfast over the
ivory keyboard as if he’s
just as disgusted by us as the
Leave mom alone because, of course, their
Mother has done absolutely
Of course not. Mommy is
Perfect. Mommy is the
Queen around here. Mommy is the state
Religion. And she has decreed a holiday at the papal estate in wine country. Because the Pope needs her
To hell with us.
Unlike me, the expert. The one who is working
Working. Working in the office. Working on our marriage. Expert that I am. Expert with a capital
X But have it your way, dear. I
yield. I’m not ever going to be your
My marriage is fine. Besides, I'm a woman. Just had this character's voice in my head itching to take over the poem and suggest his idea and feelings toward "space."
Could these people do anything right?
Dead silence was all that greeted me when I stumbled into the space station. Everything looked perfectly normal, minus the fact that there wasn’t a single living thing that had greeted me on the way in. Frowning in confusion, I tugged my uncomfortable heels off my feet and plopped into one of the comfy waiting chairs.
Golden waves of hair flashed in the corner of the room as I realized that Beth had finally arrived. Her eyes were wide in panic and her suit rumpled. I couldn’t help but think of how different she looked when compared to the calm, orderly person that I had seen earlier this morning.
“Justin hit the button, I don’t know what to do!” she wailed out running her hands through her hair. Knotted hair began to take the place of her once smooth locks. Luck was not on their side today, I realized as I jumped from my seat, sprinting over to the other room. Minutes were probably all we had until the rocket launched itself, and a couple tons of fuel and precious material from other planets into space. Now I remember why I refused to let that idiot Justin into the operating room.
Of course, Beth had once again not listened to me and had lazed off on her duties, instead letting Justin do all her work for her. Part of it was my fault, I realized as I stepped into the operating room, Beth at my heels. Quick as a ninja, I made my way to the front of the room, where I could see the giant rocket, and all of its cargo, waiting there. Rumbling was coming from the engine, as sure sign that Justin had indeed presses the button for takeoff. Suddenly, loud beeping was heard from the other side of the room as I realized that I had less time than I thought to turn off the incoming rocket launch. The materials in that ship were necessary for the completion of the F61, a genius robotics system that basically created artificial life.
Ultra loud sounds began to come from the rocket as I realized, that there was no way I would be able to stop the launch in time.
Already the planet, and all that she knew, was abruptly fading from her view. Before today she'd never even seen a spaceship, but now she and her brother were behind the bulwark, in the passenger hold of a star boat that could never return her home. Caldera had been crashed into by a comet, and the world was collapsing, doomed to end whether she stayed or not.
"Don't watch," the deckhand passing tried to deter her from where she sat, focusing intently on the monitor "it doesn't hurt any less." Everyone that entered had given her the same advice, attempting to ease her away from the monitor, but she couldn't pull her eyes away from the screen. Finally, the image was far out enough that she was only fooling herself when she tried to find where home had been.
"Go to bed," her brother tried to guide her, "it's been a long grueling day, and they say we've got a long way to go yet." Her younger brother, hardly having grown his first chin hairs, seemed to be handling this better than she was.
"I'm not tired," she irritatedly rebuked his intents, the lie not fooling anyone, "besides, it's funny you trying to tell me what to do?"
"Just let off it," he responded, "we've just become a people journeying without a home, journeying without a world even." Kneeling beside her, he continued in a more subdued tone, "knowing how bad you took it when our parents were killed, you can't pretend that this isn't getting to you."
"Look," she tried to keep from letting herself be overwhelmed by the emotions that her brother was right about, "I'm still your older sister, and like it or not, we've lost everything in one fell swoop. Mom and Dad died trying to keep our family together and you, she made no attempt at masking the edge in her voice, were doing your best to mangle it until this all started happening. Now you're nearly trying to man up, but there's nothing to fix anymore!"
"Okay, okay..." he tried to offer her his hand, "I get it, I obviously screwed up, but we're all we've got now. Please, fighting isn't going to bring our parents back, or our planet."
Questions that would never be answered through quarreling died in her mind as she quieted her temper, she knew he was right. Rapidly regaining herself, she took a deep breath before responding.
"So now what?" she asked, more a rhetorical question than a serious one... but she didn't know what else to say.
"They say we'll eventually have to rest in the travel tubes, as the total trip will take years," he replied with a shrug. "Ultimately we don't get underfoot until then, and I guess we can do whatever."
"Vincent," she started, viciously doubting herself, "do you think we did the right thing?" a vacant tone to her voice.
"Well, it's too late to worry about that, besides, what else could we have done?" he replied. "Xylia, please... don't over think this, it's bad enough we're going to be traveling with xerotes xylems. You know as well as I do that not everyone could have made it off at this time of year, and yet, we need to be glad that they were able to save as many of us as they did."
"Zebras," she almost laughed through the zenith of her grief as almost with a zeal of their own, the emotions she'd held at bay began to rush over her, "why in Zen did I have to ask them to save the zebras..."
Almost broke, crafting dubiously elegant fiction. Got harder in just keeping legitimate meaning. Not overly perfect. Quality really suffers through umbral vestigial wordsmithing. Xanax your Zealots.
And here's the post where it "Officially" lives. [link]
Balls of light fill the sky.
Doing my astronomy homework,
Earth seems so small in the Solar System.
Finding different planets,
Guiding my eyes is my telescope.
Hearing nothing but the crickets chirp,
I see something!
Jupiter with its big red dot.
Keeping my telescope in place,
Lying on the grass,
Mercury and Mars are also in sight.
Neptune as well with the blue of the sea.
Opening my eyes wider,
Pluto is alone, like Hades in the Underworld.
Quietly, I gasp.
Rocky rings are seen.
Saturn, my favorite, is there in the sky.
Touching my heart,
Uranus is spotted.
Venus, with all of its beaty, just like Aphrodite.
Waiting for sunrise
X minus I is IX, 9 planets.
Yes, I've seen all 9 planets, including Earth.
Zooming my telescope lens out, I walk back home from with wonderful journey among the stars.
Between the lines, you read
Carefully, believing that the
Devil is in the details, and
Every silence has a (counter)point.
Floor after floor full of words
Gather dust, as time runs,
In the beginning was the word, and
Jubilance, but before that? Just
Knelling bells, knotted tongues, that know
Luscious, decadent literature is killing.
Moons and stars, but only one sun,
Never two the same, nowhere –
Or maybe it's only a matter of
Pacing, keeping up with the
Quantum mechanics, or –
S is for silence without counterpoint, and for space between the lines.
The tiny footprint:
Up is down.
Vowels don't count.
Words are like wolves.
X marks the spot.
Zigzag my way out.
Float up to us:
In the sky,
Just in case.
Knowledge is kept in
Many years passed.
Now awake we still
Orbit the Earth:
Victims of fate
We live, more
Xeric by the day.
Eh, not too happy with that but it'll do... It's a nice idea but the theme didn't really appeal this time ^^
(and it's freaking weird and not related to space at all... at least not the space everyone seemed to think was meant...)
I love your entry! This form really lends itself well to short, dislocated sentences!
(though... Xeric. Had to look it up. )
Above the world,
Beyond the skies,
Casting light where darkness lies.
Dance among stars
Embrace each world
Flowing winds of light unfurled
Hearts formed of flame
Intensely bright, never tame
Kindles star mass
Lovely filaments of gas
Massive stars die
Novas will cast
Out matter in a fierce blast
Planets may form
Quenched molten rock
Recoil from collision shock
Strange skies look on
To harsh to breathe
Under nebulas that seethe
Vast void vortex
X-ray sources shine sublime
Yes, despite all of our scars
Zen we are, the stuff of stars
I hope you like what I came up with. I also submitted this as as a deviation here: [link]
An era that will certainly come
Blessed by the eternal hymn
Come to the Holy Kingdom
Dance and sing with love for Him.
Expect the last fair judgement
For it's not just the fruit of sin
Glory to the love and torment
He will be known after the dim.
Is anyone hearing the trumpets?
J is for a special name. Does anyone know?
Killing machines, misleading prophets
Lies become the overcoming shadow.
Men becomes more vulnerable to flaws
Never prayed for the vanishing soul of love.
On their way to the wide road with demon claws
Please.. that's not our way, follow the silver dove.
Quagmire of human desire
Resting well in place of faith
Scared not for the blood of fire
They believe it's just a wraith.
Under the deceiving light of earthly haven...
Viva for the soul of everyone!
Welcome to the gates of real Heaven
Xenos will be if not become one.
Yes, the earth knows the truth, but...
Zephyr takes it all for us to find it back.
Above lies a world unseen,
Beneath the stars sheen,
Comets dance in flames.
Daring us to its games.
Enveloped in the darkness of space,
Feeling cold outside the Earth's surface,
Gravity is nowhere to be found,
Here in a place way up in the ground.
I travel the untouched lands aimlessly,
Jumping across each and every crevice.
Knowing not what I was about to see,
Learning what I can in its premise.
Moving forward to admire its vastness,
Never feeling tired of its preciousness,
On a world very far from our own,
Planets definitely vary, without a clone.
Queerly sensing someone's presence,
Readying myself from an attack in defense,
Silently looking back to see what it may be,
Tiny and furry, cute and cuddly,
Unprepared to what it might do,
Valiantly reaching out to it askew.
Walking this unknown lands with an alien friend,
Xerus, it looks like it so hence be it named,
You might not believe in this story,
Zealously will I prove it to be reality.
Note: A Xerus is a type of squirrel that lives in Africa... and they look adorable.
Or here it is:
A little place where I can hide,
Between the bookshelves by the fireside.
Compact and small, it’s quite a squeeze,
Despite this fact I always find ease.
Even when the shouting begins,
Fighting and crying to see who will win,
Go to that place where I can reside
Hidden beyond the chaos outside.
I always look for this hidden room
Just to sleep or hide from gloom,
Knowing that it will eventually pass,
Letting time take it away to the past.
Many a times I’ve taken refuge
Nodded to sleep in this cubby not huge.
Open my eyes and it’s real again, the
Portal to peace has since been filled in.
Quietly I stare at that place
Remembering all the time I spent in that
There now sits a heavy wood block
Unmoving, sturdy, solid as rock.
Very much denying my access to that
Wonderful place I previously had.
X marks the place where it used to be.
You see a table covered with a
Zebra-striped cloth, but I see my sacred sanctuary.
Dance in my Art..
E=Either you are,or you maybe..
F=from the day I was born...
G=greatness comes from the heart..
H=hard or soft..
I= refuse to not to be me...
J=Just being..Is not living..
K=the killer,inside me..
L=Love wins every time..
M=my soul poured out before you,in my art..
N=New day..every day...
O= Opps,just my opinion...We are right..
Please open your mind to the Art..
Q=Question..is how we all learn..
R=right the wrongs in us all..
S=Straight thru your hearts..
T=Truth is seen..not heard..
U=Understand,open your mind and SEE..
V=Value of a human being,for what they are..
X-xtra time required,,to SEE.
Y=You shall,See the light in us all..
Against the backdrop of a smoky sky;
Battles rage and children cry.
Craters dot the once smooth lands;
Destruction done not by human hands.
Echoes of weapons fire fill the air;
Futile attempts made from deep despair.
Galactic beings had found our home,
Hell came down; one of steel and chrome.
Invasion forces from a world beyond;
Judged Earth swift, before she could respond.
Kaleidoscopes of colour once adorned our view;
Laid to waste, absorbed in a sickly hue.
Mercy is not a word they know;
Nor is peace, as their actions show.
Obliteration seems their only aim;
Punctuated loudly as they stake their claim.
Questions of whether we are alone;
Reveal themselves as we are overthrown.
Slavery or death, that's the choice they gave;
Then terror shifts to hatred; we will not cave.
Unaccepted are those terms and we unite as one;
Victory seems so far but yet it must be done.
We will wage a war unlike any seen before;
Xmas will come early when we settle the score.
Yet another challenge for the human race;
Zap those alien mothers back to outer space.
Beautiful to all who gaze upon it,
Comes flying through the heavens,
Destination it has not,
Every moment its life gets shorter until,
Finally, its life burns out.
Brightly shining in the heavens
Close enough to see unaided
Distant, yet it is our neighbour
Explored by powerful telescopes
Far away galaxies are discovered
Giving us clues about our own origins
Hubble scans the stars
Intelligent life could be out there
Just waiting for us to make contact
Keepers of the universe’s secrets perhaps?
Lovers meet under starry skies
Moonlight walks are so romantic
Now we gaze at the stars in wonder
Our ancestors used them for navigation,
Prophecy and fortune telling too
Quiet nights spent stargazing
Recording their findings for posterity
Searching space in the interests of science
Technology brings the universe closer
Unknown galaxies wait to be found
Vast regions of space to discover
Will we ever find the answers that we seek?
Xenophobia should not hold us back
Yet, not all we learn from the stars is useful
Zodiac predictions, for example?
Approaching every pilgrim through the dock,
Beguiling them with posture, poise, and charm,
Chrysanthos took reports around the clock
Describing things that should have caused alarm.
Each witness told the hero something new.
Few stories ever came from nearby stars.
Graffiti of his lover painted through
Heroic tales that should have left their scars.
It seemed he’d never find a solid lead,
Just hear his darling’s glory ‘til the end.
Kathartic legends, always just the seed;
Litotic absent bodies, living friends.
Malignant rumor spread out into fear:
New speakers told him of the ergosphere.
On moment’s notice Chrys was underway
Prepared to be a hero to his light.
Quotidian concerns had given way
Replaced by long-dead stars’ new need to fight
Ships drifting in near orbits; scary sight
To tempt another vessel join their ring
Unanswered hails, unanswered vows to bite
Vacated hulls, lost promise ‘neath their wings
Well wilt ed no vas tug ging on the string
Xer otic tales of val or, Chrys to fetch
Y i e l d p r e c i o u s l i t t l e t h r u s t f r o m w h i c h t o s p r i n g
Z i p l o v e r s u p i n n e v e r-e n d i n g s t r e t c h…
Before it even caught your eye
Come and see if it is true
Down there where they flew
Even if we can't catch one
Follow me, it will be fun
Galaxies are filled with wonders like these
High above but out of reach
I know we can get one somehow
Just close your eyes
Keep them closed my dear
Let me show you how I catch them
My love, because I have one with me right here
Never have you fallen so quickly
Open arms and an open heart
Put you fears aside
Right now it's you and I
Staring up into the sky
Take my hand
Under the moonlight
Wish upon a star
X out the rest of the world
You only wish once in a life time
Lol that wasn't the best
Airglow was the moment that changed her life. It was a
Breathtaking view of
Clashing natural lights of the night sky.
Darkness was all there was in the beginning,
Earthling’s only companion. But a
Faint ray of light unclouded the
Galaxy’s shroud of mystery.
Heavenly bodies are called heavenly because of their
Infinite beauty, the kind that defined timeless. But nothing happened as she floated in space, grasping for something to hold on to.
Just as the Earthling thought she was reaching zero degrees
Kelvin, the brilliant and radiant
Luna had shown her face. “They call me the
Moon,” she said. “Only a simple and
Noiseless echo that gives hope and
Opens the hearts of
People, earthlings like you.” The Earthling has nothing to
Quip back, knowing that Luna will have to leave soon.
“Rest assured, young one. You’ll never have to worry of being alone.” The biggest
Star has joined the Earthling’s presence,
Turning up when Luna needed to go, and introduced himself thru a nickname, "The Sun."
Until today, the day when it all began, the Earthling had nothing. No
View, no warmth, just time that stood still. And it all changed
When from the dull and
Xeric life she had known, the Earthling’s
Yearning has become so powerful, she will never experience the
Zero degrees Kelvin disappointment ever again. Space didn't feel as scary as it used to.
Breath-taken at the beauty of the lights
Casting his thoughts to them every night,
Dreaming of one day holding hands with the stars.
Every day he worked to achieve his dream,
Fulfil his goal of being amongst the stars.
Great stories begin with a dream,
However so do great tragedies.
In the years that followed
Junior Astronaut extraordinaire suffered a blow
Killing his dreams of a future.
Luck was never as friendly as the stars were to him.
Months turned to years, but his years were cut short.
Not a single heart remained unbroken,
Or a single tear left unshed.
Prayers of such sadness accompanied by a dark day.
Quite the sad affair for the boy who dreamed - who dared.
Rest assured though his body broke down,
Souls are not so easy to break.
The young boy - freed from the grips of carbon
Unburdened by mortality ascended with speed and joy
Vigorously charging toward that grand darkness of the night sky
When soon he found himself in the presence of his dreams,
Xeras, Polaris, Alpha Centauri
Young astronaut extraordinaire had fulfilled his dream
Zach had finally held hands with the stars.
Beauty and wonders, a land nothing like our own
corners and crevices untouched, unknown waiting to be
divulged and uncovered
each nebula as amazing as the last
for each question answered a milion more are asked
gazing endlessly into the unknown
hours spent learning
just for the sake of
knowing what's out there
lust for answers propelling those to
move beyond the solar system
new planets are waiting to be discovered
opened up to a whole new world
stars, galaxies and more
treasures of the
xenogenous, but most of all
Amongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
*xenagogue guide; someone who conducts strangers
Bounced up and down
Came towards me
Danced like a clown
Erased was my mind from doubt
Freaking hell what was this all about?
Gazing at me
Hazy blue eyes
I was mesmerized
Jagged little eyebrows
Large eyes with the world inside
Many amazing thoughts they hide
None of which I abide
Over in a minute
Placed into a hide
Resting so close
Smelling so gross
Twitching to get loose
Unable to get out of this moose
Via a hole I finally got out
With a lingering doubt
Belonging only to thine eye
Casting hope beyond the moon
Dreamy sleepy so they swoon
Eclipsed in daylight hues and morning blue
Falling stars still wish with you
Gliding into parallels
Hypnotic spun these carousels
Intertwine galaxy divine
Jesting as we sip red wine
Killing time was our crime
Linger still on my dime
Moonlight shine upon my soul
Never make me fill this hole
Open windows to the heart
Pour inside me one more part
Quench this thirst I cannot quench
Reality is mine own to entrench
Stars beguile for a while
Till the sun shows his smile
Until the day I go away
Venture closer says my pray
Will you dine with me tonight
Xenia occurs beneath the twilight
Your universe is so perplexing
Zealously one must contrive in time
"'Äää' is what human says when she or he is born,
'ööö' is what she or he says when she or he will die."
(The three last letters of the Finnish alphabets.)
Before guarded space,
Dealing spray of stars,
For an unreal thought,
Gaunt of life?
Intrude in extent,
Jealous and violent,
Knocking in rhythm,
Leaning in through,
Nearing the surface,
Offering no parley,
Passing no road,
Reaching for another?
There is no key,
Unfought is the space,
Void of size,
Wearing the scarf,
Years of blush,
Zero is fine?
bridges and boats and schools,
dancing planets whirl past,
eternal reveries of
Flying, of falling.
jupiter, saturn, venus, mars
koln, stockholm, port-au-prince, reykjavik
lines of color and light
making me dizzy.
nebulae and supernovas and stars, galaxies
open space forever beyond.
Pulling us in, holding us down.
quiet nothingness with an occasional blink of warmth.
bringing pain and hell onto the heavenly planes,
capturing the souls of innocent samaritans,
devouring every inch of their existence,
evaporating the land and drenching it in blood,
forever in memories of forgotten time.
Garagos the warmonger, slashing and stabbing,
howling in the blackest of shadows, concealed.
ichnite footprints leading from the caverns,
jabberwock chanting, rising a dark legion,
keloid forms over the damaged land,
laughing and croaking etching in the wind,
memories that wonder throughout,
never ending or beginning like a ever winding dial,
obedible cattle willing to be commanded,
Praying and chanting for anarchy and pain,
queens that stumble across nations,
requesting for a carpet to be made of blood,
slaying, miming, endless suffering,
torture that echoes through the wind,
underlined oppression meaningless and lost,
vandalize precious buildings made to shine,
wilderness replaced overgrown and in chaos
xylophones played loudly by the jester
you will never stop hearing the madness playing in
zion, where darkness roams your mindless void.
bodies of gods still
calling to us;
dark spaces crying
from planets to
gods to new
heavens, we wish
"join us," beg the stars,
kiss our skies [then]
nebulas, like nettles,
open into wounds--
please, please - hearts
quickening with desire
[relish this chance and
separate planets from
these gods we created]
universes open before our eyes as
vestiges of godlike wishes
whisper, still, in our ears--
xenoliths piquing our
yearning for a
zenith never found.
Also added as a deviation: [link]
But what they orbit, nobody knows
Can anyone fathom the amount of distance?
During which light races,
Endlessly reaching our Earth
From afar, the light soars, coming from
Heading relentlessly toward us,
Immenent, but benevolent,
Just stopping long enough to leave an image, then heading off again,
Kissing the edge of the Earth, before zooming off to tell its tale elsewhere,
Light, the bringer of knowledge
Only going around and around, forever,
Passing us in less than a blink of an eye,
Quicker than anything else,
Round and round the universe it goes,
Soaring endlessly around space,
Ticking away the light-years
Until once again,
Vengefully creeping toward us,
Without a doubt, the universe will be nothing more than dust.
(Oh oops I couldn't fit X, Y, and Z in there.)
Beyond the sky
Come the comets
Escaping past his fleeting eyes
Floating, flying ever high.
Grasping fingers try to reach, past a
Haven; a sand-stuck beach.
In reverie, he tries to leap;
Jumping, jumping to catch this treat.
Kid who craves the falling light,
Looking up to fill his sight
Makes a promise to go that
Off into the open skies
Penetrating mortal binds without the
Questions how or why.
Sobering this subtle dream
The child turns to go to sleep.
Upon his bed he wakes to find the
Very thing upon his mind.
Wand'ring 'mongst the stars with glee
Xenophilic toward new territory, our
Youthful dreamer's come to see this spacious
Zone, our galaxy.
But none have truly phantom the
Celestial bodies overhead.
Daunting is the task as
Entry is reserved for the bold whom
Fire is the chariot to
Go where some call the
Heavens and some call
Jet blackness filled with heat of high
Kelvin and cold near true zero,
Let us not lose what we know as
Majesty to disillusion.
None who witness Earth, Sky and
Ocean all at once leave
Passivity to chance.
Quaint are we compared to the
Reach of Heaven as
Sky goes beyond the moons.
There is little word, all comparision
Undermines the true
Vigilance of the beyond.
When you can see that we are but a
Xenolith to the endless cosmos,
You will not be excluded to the
Zenith of the majesty.
Bored with his home planet, he wanted go on a quest
Conspiring his plan, he decided to get some equipement just in case he got in trouble.
Daringly, he took a space ship that was forbidden for personal use.
Earth was his destination, so he made his way there
Fantastic planet, he thought to hisself.
Giddy with an excitement he landed on the ground
He stepped upon the ground and hid his ship with an invincibilty shield.
Instantly, he roamed the area. He was so excited to see a new planet.
Joyful as he felt, he forgot to leave his device that told him where he was, so now he was lost. But now....on a planet he didn't knew nothing about.