MartyrWounds will heal
Scars will fade, disappear
But my message lingers
Trust that it is true
In the body, mind
Deep within the very core of their belief
Clinging to their faiths
Through the doubts
The human insecurities
I only remain a memory
But remembered I will be
I still live
In him, her, them
And now I die for you
Through death and sacrifice
I bleed for you
Mortally with tears I cry
Will you cry for me too?
Or will you forget and move on
You who walk the earth
So blindingly lost
Won't you let me guide you?
Or will I pass away in vain?
Immortal SorrowsAnd I would never die
Never feel the icy breath of the dead
Filling my lungs
Gripping tightly in suffocation
Flesh and bone would never rot
Crumble apart in the deep darkness
Of the grave
Made into a meal for the earthworms
Blood so life-sustaining would endure
Like the river of the Nile
In the fertile crescent of man's beginning
I would linger, I would fade
In and out of histories
Like forgotten memories
Stories no one would remember
I walk the earth alone
Standing witness as all I know
They have left me long ago
One by one, snatched away
By the slow turn of time
Day filters into the night
Night blends into the day
The years go on creeping
Branching out across tombstones in vines
The world continues on
Spinning in an endless cycle
And I am left with nothing still
Not Even a MemoryWithout a word I move
Barely breathing like a corpse
Never really a presence
Even to the shadows
Always staying in my corner
Just a ghost on your conscious
A hint of déjà vu
But never everlasting
Do you know my face
Amid school formals and pep rallies?
You, sitting at the top
Of the social food chain
While I watched down here
In the slums
Another day passes and still
You don't see me
Don't even know my name
Because I never let you
I only observe, shedding a regretful tear
To you, I will never be a memory
And I have only myself to blame
Naruto - Where Loyalties LieShadows surrounded us once again as the clouds skirted across the sky to cover the moon in its dark haze, snubbing out all source of light in the small clearing. Growing more accustomed to living in perpetual night with each passing day, my eyes quickly adjusted to the lack of illumination as faint outlines of the surrounding trees came into focus. A pair of glowing red Sharingan eyes greeted me from another trunk just on the other side of the clearing, the only indication of where my companion stood. The two of us had been camped out near the clearing for days now, a week exactly by tomorrow's end, and still there had been no signs of our associate. Normally the epitome of patience, Sasuke had moved past weary long ago and seemed on the verge of an explosion of anxiety. After all, it wasn't every day he waited for a meeting with his brother.
"Are you sure this is the place?" the young Uchiha inquired in earnest, draped in the perpetual night of the forest.
"You've asked that every day
Inquiries for a Lost SisterI've loved you all my life
Even though we've never met
Is that alright?
Does that make sense?
Do you even care?
Your soul was taken away from the world
Before I existed
All I know is a name, a date
From your certificate of death
(How would that even be possible when you were never born?)
I often wonder what you would have been
Who you would have looked like
Would you have dimples like me and mom?
Slim fingers too small to be real?
I know it makes no difference now
But I'm sorry
I wish that you could have lived
I wish I could have gotten the chance
How different things would be
The only reason I'm here is because you're not
Would she still have had me if you survived?
Mom wanted a girl so much
And I've always wanted a sister
Would you have loved me too?
Do you hate me now?
For living when you could not?
I guess I'll never know until I join you
Will you recognize me?
Will I you?
Will I ever get the answers to my question?
I suppose I'll find out once I finally cross that divide
Waiting on a Blind DateBurgundy-colored leather
Squeaking softly with movements
In her creamy mocha dress
Outside, through the clear class
A multitude of rainbowed leaves
The changing of the seasons
All around her, an amorous atmosphere
Soft music, sweet scents cooking
Rotting up the air with romance
Along the seam of her dress
Digits tap out a massage
Waves of crimson
In her brown eyes
Clutching the wine glass
Then he calls
Liquid nirvana spills
Across the ivory cloth
Like blood across tiled floors
Such a mistake.
But it's too late now.
Smoke AddictionCreeping, crawling,
Wavering in the air,
Dancing your slithery tango.
Oh how you entice me.
Slinking and coiling,
Revolving in your circles,
Leaving the scent of your perfume
lingering long after you're gone.
Trudging through the grey clouds
that make up your being,
The burning spark at your roots,
Playing on my lust
for just a taste
of what you bring -
My chemical addiction.
- To what you have to offer.
Rolling, swirling with the winds,
Dancing your intricate designs.
With every puff,
you put on a show for me.
With the red glow at your roots,
And the gentle sway of your limbs,
You pull me back to you.
My one and only obsession.
Igniting your muse with a flicker,
A flame. You float away.
And with a snap of the thumb,
The lighter calls you back, back to me,
Into the arms that scream in agony
at your absence.
Shaking without your presence,
Twitching to touch you again.
Naruto - Trapped Legacy"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." - T.S. Eliot
- Soft footsteps along the long dirt road to their destination; a somber silence filling the whole of their hearts. Evening light seemed devoid of color as the grey of the atmosphere settled in our souls, adding to the solemnity. Today was the day they would bury one of the dead as they had done for several years ever since the making of the village. Another loyal agent of the village would be honored for their selfless duties to the citizens of Leaf. It would never get easier to say goodbye, always harder. Empty words of sentiment tossed around like a child's plaything, never to be taken seriously and only there to entertain the fleeting thought of comfort. It was always hard to say goodbye…but nearly impossible when it was a beloved member of your family.
What an Annoying InterruptionThe fires of Hades erupts
Through the ground
Hot, seeping magma drips
Burning the streets without mercy
Sweeping past concrete footprints in the sidewalk
Flames lick the land while I
Turn the pages of my life
Just as I turn the pages of the novel
Outside the masses flee
Engulfing, spewing out a dark haze
The world dims in its wake
And as the clouds of ash cover the sun
My eyes lose sight of the pages,
Search hopelessly for the words
Never quite finishing
Unable to complete
The story of a lifetime
I was just getting to the good part