I Write Poetry and Short Stories

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    A Question - By: Rob Paquin

    A soul is left to wanderthrough the pathways of the heartdown all the broken trailsand the forest; ever darkTo rise above the treelineto stand upon the peakof the mountains set before itas it searches for what it seeksAnd if the sun were to shineand fill that heart with...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    THAT fortnight has been strange to say the

    least a strange energy mingling and mixing in the midst bothered by many things of immediacy from back yonder from over there, from behind...THAT they know me as kind and fair and fortunate and innocent they know me not but not to worry I ain't gonna reminisce... THAT is an...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps
    31-35, M
    Jul 18, 2015

    The Jester

    I hear the tears, I see the pain, I feel the laughter wain. I taste the fears, I feel the call, I see the superhero fall. I know the spheres, I see the end, I feel the laughter come again. I want to persevere, I feel the need, I see your heart as it bleeds. I send you...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

    I wrote stories from my achizophrenic thinking.

    I have mild schizophrenia and write really Diffrent stories.
    TheDyingButterfly TheDyingButterfly
    16-17, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    'Who am I today' Who am I today?

    That led me here. So many days, weeks and years So many good times It all seems like just yesterday As time passes by it changes the shape of the world And each generation belongs to their time and so a different world I belonged to a past world That was new then and now is...
    Elses Elses
    36-40, M
    Apr 14, 2015

    ....EP week at a glance.

    ...Monday.....gesture, ...fondle profile, fanTuesday...log in to to the euphoria of a new friend....exchange pleasantries with ep mail....learn all about your new friend...all the shared common ground...oh, you did that? you saw that play? i was at that concert too!i love poetry...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 20, 2014

    Truth Behind The Sentinel

      Stone cold silent - Feels so violent Torment raging, With his self war waging Look too closely. Read it wrong Not one place where he belonged   Stone cold stunning - He hit it running Torment playing, With all He's saying Look away, and miss it all...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2012

    The Iris And The Flame

    They talked to each other. Each with their own set of questions and replies. Each with a demanding want for a better understanding. They conversed. Neither stood accused or denied. Slowly did they try at first..., until again and again..., their lust overtook them, a wanting so...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    May 16, 2012

    Qui me donnera des Ailes (part 1) A lonely

    witness of a small crime He smashed the door to the office he would search to Rob In panic he and I both rushed Him to the scene and me to flee the horror Of being witnessed to witness his crime About my business that day I did go Planning my escape from the hostel...
    Elses Elses
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    "Trying" We're all just pretending Pretending

    to be, someone who's better than we are so the other wont leave. We're not as perfect as they think It's love that makes us appear so And love that makes us try to be In our pretending we do become someone who's better than we were.... And now I think that, I'm...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014

    Eternal

    Silent sounds within my frown, my entire world just crashing down. And as my thoughts burn like a pyre, my mind gets torn, and heart expires. Never sure just what went wrong, or where it is that you have gone. I tell myself it was all a lie, because that is what will get...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 4, 2012

    Misguided Quest Who would've thought I could

    change the world? What about the parrot? Yes, I admit it-the world we now live in is my fault...though the parrot isn't without blame either. It has been 3 1/2 months since my birthday. For my present, I had gotten a parrot. Yes, a parrot. You know those little winged beasts...
    zydeko zydeko
    18-21
    Jun 22, 2015

    To Part.... (for: Kim)

    I remember the first day that we met, and you were all that I could see. I still remember our first kiss, and the way you gazed at me. I remember thinking way back then, that we could never last. I remember thinking I wish we could, but that's all in the past. We had so many good...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

    I do a lot of freestyle writing

    that I depict as 'dark poetry' open your minds. Let me know what you think please ----- Interlude: food for thought It's not always how you speak your mind, sometimes it's how you word it, who you might be speaking to, and how they heard it.. Don't look back I'm warning...
    Jusslogiq Jusslogiq
    22-25, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    The Beast Inside

    I can feel It in there stirring,starting to come to life.I feel It's madness building,as It opens up Its eyes.I can sense It's aggrivation,as It shakes the cage's rusted bars.I know It comes back to life again.I hear It's laughter, and see It's scars.It's been idle for so...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2012

    Spring's Whisper

    Inside the heat of Summer's days, with fun and and freedom all the craze, The world is simply burning Then Autumn leaves will start their dance, inside their falling cryptic trance and the days will slowly shorten. When winter comes it sends a chill. Doors are closing and time...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Aug 10, 2012

    Sipping a cup of hot chai

    while my kid is drinking apple juice, makes me happy. Hot sip, cold dip between conversations and enjoyment. Cold sip, hot sip between yes and nooooo ways... Sip sip sip together together together in the moment of us that will never return.
    onitaly onitaly
    41-45
    Jan 30

    Stained Glass

    As I stare at the mirror all I can see, are the eye's of a stranger that stare back at me. A face that is worn down. A bit wrinkled and lined. Some hair that is graying, and not a smile to find. There's no emotions in that gaze there, not a hint to behold Just two...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

    LETTING NO I had realized long ago,

    that it was over. And as days passed, I vowed to let go. After a month, you were still here. After two, my pain and suffering ruled. With the third, renewed hope. I, would try again?.. Again I tried, to let you go. My mind pushed, but my heart said no. The walls were...
    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Apr 13

    Untitled ~ By: Rob Paquin

     If there were a way to make you happy....,a simple way to block the crappy...,a rhyme to say that was really snappy...,and take away that feeling; crappy....,I'd say the rhyme and light your smile...,if only for a little while...,ease the pain that seems to pile...,and show you...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    Cressage (Christ's Oak) It's early Spring at

    Cressage. The days are warm and bright. There's blossom on the blackthorn: Wild flowers bloom, left and right. A white bridge stands majestic, astride the Severn's flow. Old pillboxes keep their vigil, still waiting for the foe. The trees and the grass are greening: There's a...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej
    56-60, M
    Apr 17, 2015

    A Highland Romance

    When the morning sun kisses the face of the mountain,she blushes a yellow,green and red. The stars runaway,and the man in the moon,respectfully turns his head.
    diggler diggler
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    The “In” Group The school year started

    like normal for Caleb. He was in the same classrooms, had the same teachers and friends, and knew the school like the back of his hand. Nothing had changed, and Caleb didn't expect it to. Caleb and Derick had been best friends since 2nd grade. When Caleb had first moved to...
    GirlforGod2 GirlforGod2
    16-17
    Dec 6, 2014

    Sleepless Love

    As I lay here, wide awake Thoughts of you through my mind doth race Inside my heart you heal the break Into my soul you fill the space As I lay with open eyes Thoughts of you bring sweetened sighs Inside my heart; soft lullaby Into my soul where you reside As I lay here I...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    Dec 22, 2012

    What It Takes

    I thought omniscience belonged to God But you also blanket over life To smother, unravel And reconstruct the living Dirt under my nails, just to get you out I would pick Until I bleed If that’s what it took to ruin your work of art Spread dry and brittle over linen canvas You...
    dezoed dezoed
    22-25
    4 Responses Apr 26, 2013

    She's 16 and could already tell you all about

    self-destruction. She could tell you how she hates every inch under her skin. Her skin, once flawless covered in dry blood stains and torn skin from the fault of a razor, Her razor. She hides from her friends now Because she'd rather keep them away from her insanity. It's...
    BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2014

    Another Piece Of My Soul ~ Untitled - By: Rob Paquin

    I am therefore I am. Just doing what I can. I'll stay gone and I'll carry on. It's my only plan.   I was therefore I was. And why I'm gone is just because. I know stuff's been said. I'm not dumb or dead, but still can feel the claws.   I sleep therefore I dream. And...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2012

    Here's My Short Story. Hope You Like!

                  An Incident Between Two Pillars             The Great Awakening 6:00 to 6:15 PM “Get up!” On a Wednesday night in his sophomore...
    Tricz Tricz
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007

    Take My Hand

    And there within the iris of the blinking eye There's the clarity of truth hidden by the lie. And in the softest whispered words carried by the breeze There is the truth of my mind's forest, hidden by the trees And in the long lost memory of that long gone day The truth...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

    Finished this yesterday,

    let me know what you guys think Bonds Why.... The sunrise comes as no surprise Like the smile on your face It's only a 12 hour race before that dies but ... Why... I gaze upon u only to find sadness like your Hiding your pain, but isn't it apparent that the earth Sometimes...
    poetryisme poetryisme
    18-21, M
    Aug 3, 2014

    I love you, yes, But with all the infinite

    yearnings Of my heart, and the limits That the flesh imposes So I will say: I'm sorry Before your tears come While the sun still shines And I know that forever is In the end, only temporary.
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2014

    Hope Lives

    Close my eyes,sit and sigh,lock away the tears inside.Won't let hope die,though I wonder why,evil finds a place to hideI think and try,to let love fly,and still I see far and wideThat answers reply,that goodness implies,that fear and pain cannot decideI stand with hands raised...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2013

    Butterflies What am I looking for?

    Which path do I choose? Looking inside, just leaves me confused. My mind wanders, from thought to thought. It is as if, none can be caught. Like a butterfly, and a child with a net. If I catch the beauty, what do I hope to get? The mind will do, what it wants to do. I must...
    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Jan 18

    ⭐️Wonder⭐️ Do you ever wonder?

    Wonder about a world beyond space, beyond the galaxy? A world that is completely and utterly perfect. A world with peace & magical creatures. A world that has basically been pulled out of a fairytale book & is the exact opposite of this hell hole we call earth. Then reality hits...
    stahrs stahrs
    16-17, F
    Mar 5, 2014

    Hunter & Hunted

    Ah, so again I see the voracious side of the one within the seeker's light Should caution be the winding way to gaurd her from all that she craves For truly the mind of such a man who holds the madness in his hand might be a thing too hard to chew a maze of rhyme to travel...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    The streaming water coming out from the

    fountain seemed to glisten with the iridescent light of those whose lives surround it. I stood staring at it, that old forgotten fountain, whose manna it circulates from Poseidon’s domain. It was crafted from the stolen fire and the minds of men. It stands accomplished in its...
    passion4writing passion4writing
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2014

    Reminiscent (To speak of regret,

    to let my demons free.) All I recall is vague mist in memory I can bring to focus only tattered remnants. A desperate sadness in the core of me, tainting the past of guilt and innocence. As sharp as the pang of regret I live in No person, no words, no savior no hope. A past...
    Tterbow Tterbow
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    Wondering if you guys can give me some feedback

    on this : Realization .... Tick tock love is gone Why has it taken this much time to realize my heart was wrong You were my job, passion was the career Was livin life with love, with nothing to fear Because ... I was with you .... Funny what things love makes you do Sitting...
    poetryisme poetryisme
    18-21, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    Confusion At times I feel,

    I have let you go. And other times, I feel like I must know. So in my confusion, I check and see. If you have the same, ****** up feelings as me. I never get answers, just become more confused. Sometimes I am angry, but don't know at who. Is it you, or is it me? My mind has to...
    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Jan 19

    Sweet Darkness

    Kisses and wishes, and the hook without fishes Living and loving and eternal blisses Sweetly denying the curses undying and inside the truth see the thing that is lying twisting the turning with a dead poet burning and inside the madness of a person so yearning though lifted on...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2012

    Spring cleaning I never wanted this day to

    come. In my mind this is the day I hide from. It is the day that I know, I know I must let you go. I will never forget, the way that it feels, this is how I know that it's real. The barbed wire that I have been crawling through, has cut me enough times. The time has come to...
    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Feb 23

    Julian

    ”Julian, where are you?” the call died out as soon as it left his mouth, the only sound to be heard was the rattle of some rats who were fleeing the ally because of the disturbance. Julian was nowhere to be seen, not even her perfumed scent of Forrest which he gave her at her...
    MarcusTulliusCicero MarcusTulliusCicero
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2013

    Inside - Out

    Inside the magic mirror. Inside the land of dreams. Inside the crystal waters. Inside the placid streams. Inside the favorite feeling. Inside the peaceful heart. Inside the everlasting. Inside the brand new start. Inside of your forever. Inside of your true blue. Inside of all...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    we all wear these masks

    and think that what we see from without is what we get when we are without. Emotions can be as true as this logic might suggest, but even that image evokes some lesser kind of immediate threat. Just what is it dear friends that sets us free. Is it having dialogue of the world...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps
    31-35, M
    Jul 18, 2015

    The Door

    I've had my ups and downs My highs and lows Walked in the fires of my soul's bellows And through it all I came to know That before me stood A Door. So with a trembling hand I knocked not once but twice When it didn't open I knocked thrice Behind it I knew There was a vice So I...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    To Be Honest Late in October I was sitting

    with you on a burgundy, wood bench, discussing a topic I can't quite recall. In the middle of our conversation you put your silver headphones over my ears and asked me my honest opinion of the song that was playing. But how could I have been honest with you if I don't know...
    Heuristic Heuristic
    16-17, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    Happy Birthday To You

    And, here is your present, a wish just for you. Though I'm posting in public so others can see it too. That's just a way so everyone will all know that you are indeed special, as this poem will show. It's strange I must say, as I type this sweet flow. As I look at our...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2012

      VeteranRaindrops strike my window pane

    and rivulets run downWhilst I lay on my sick bed in pyjamas and a dressing gown.I think the lives of my old comrades were rather like the rain, Active, brief and passionate - free of all my pain.They were forged upon life's anvil and smote by the hammer of war,I knew them for a...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej
    56-60, M
    May 30, 2015

    Love You

    In the Autumn, nighttime air To hold you close and feel you there To lay a kiss upon your cheek To hear of all the things you'd speak To walk along hand in hand As the waves crash on the sand As the moonlight lights the way Our hearts wide open in love's display The Snowdog
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    Rest Your Heart

    Rest your heart,here in my hands Shield your soul behind me. Let me safeguard your deepest thoughts With a friendship given freely I ask you not for anything Yet,for you to be yourself With all I am,and might ever be I wish you happiness and health So rest your heart and...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    Just a Drabble that popped in my mind- Band

    Aid Pointing, laughing, talking, Regular activities, right? There I stand, hand on elbow, Band aid on heart Looking at the betrayal Of my existence The band aid falls, And my heart cracks again Suddenly it hardens, It can't come undone If some one can't get in. Never again...
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety
    16-17, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    Because I Can --- For Sierra33 (because..., She Knows She Can Too!)

    There are times, I'd like to rhyme. Or sing a song, that's so sublime. Or dance away until the daylight shines. Just because I can. There are days I'd like to swim. Or hike across a ravines rim. Or just live according to that day's whims. Just because I can. There are...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2012

    I don't live in a house.

    Never lived in a house like this one. But I have an imagination and it sees this. Oh and I never lived any further south than the border between Canada and the USA.What I can see when I sit on my big , front, wrap around, screened in porch, in front of the pretty, white...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    2 Responses Feb 27

    Quintese

    I'd like to tell you about a friend, who I think is just the best. Her life has recently seemed to her, a bit like a small test. She's really quite lovely. That's something I must confess. Would you like to know her name ? Well, here she's known simply asQuintese Now, the things...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jul 27, 2012
    ashleymac96 ashleymac96
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2015

    You loved me At least

    that is a rumor I once heard when the Moment was hot and We rocked the bed Was that ever true? It it was, it was as Fleeting as the foam On an ocean wave before It reaches the sand But it was more than glorious
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    Sweet Music

    If I began to strike a beat, would you play for me a tune If I sang a song for you, will you dance around the room If I came and held you close would you sigh so sweet And if I looked into your eyes will my gaze you meet If my breath was on your neck could it heat up your desire...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2012

    The Cat And Hare (a Lover's Poem)

    About a year and a half ago I stumbled upon a pair of lovers here. I watched for a time, just letting their words to each other wash over me. They went back and forth for what seemed like a forever of beauty and tranquility filled with amorous affection. I ended up friending both...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2012

    I have written stories before

    and I am currently writing three stories now.
    nerdyfreak nerdyfreak
    13-15, F
    Apr 16

    Waking Moments

    And in that waking moment; Dashed The dream of taking you at last The dream of you within my arms To succumb to all my loving charms To fall to all these words I say To love and lust the dream's array To be seduced and be so smitten To purr for me just like a kitten And in the...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2012
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