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The Lion, the Lioness and the Snake

Before the human race, there was once a kingdom, where the lion and the lioness ruled and kept peace among all the living things. As they usually took care of all the important affairs of the kingdom, the lion and the lioness had a separate room they called ‘The Cave’, where nobody but them was allowed to come in. There, they used to make all the most important decisions in private before revealing them to the rest of the animals.

 

In the kingdom lived all kinds of animals. Big animals, small animals, thin animals and fat animals. Animals with legs, animals with wings, animals with fins and animals with nothing but their body, like the snake, who was known for being selfish and for always wanting to know everything about everyone, even if it was none of her business.

 

New Year’s was soon to come, and the rulers wanted to have a party for the entire kingdom, where all animals were invited to celebrate the end of another great year. They both decided to go to the cave so they could plan the party. The snake saw them walk into the cave and decided to sneak in. The lion and the lioness were discussing whether to make the party a surprise for everyone or to simply tell them all to go.

 

“We must tell them!” said the lioness.

“I don’t think we should” replied the lion.

“But it will be a complete disaster if we don’t!” answered the lioness.

“You don’t know that!” said the lion.

“But it will be on New Year’s Eve! We have to let them know what’s going to happen!” she said.

 

The snake heard this and left quickly.

 

The days went by and New Year’s Eve was getting closer. The snake deduced that the king was trying to hide the truth about the end of the world, and since she was such a selfish snake, she wanted to be the one to tell everyone about it. The gossip spread quickly among all animals in the kingdom. Everybody started panicking and decided to confront the king.

 

“We want to know the truth! We want to know the truth!” shouted the animals.

The king woke up to this scandal and said: “Easy, my people, would one of you please explain to me what is going on?”

“We want to know what will happen on New Year!” shouted a gorilla.

“How do they know?” asked the lioness to her husband.

“Well, we wanted to make it a surprise” said the lion, “but it seems like all of you already know…”

“We are having a big party for everyone!” said the lioness joyfully.

“A party? So there is no apocalypse? No end of the world?” asked a giraffe in the back.

 

Everyone started looking at the snake, who seemed to be very ashamed.

 

“Apocalypse? Who said that tremendous lie?” asked the lion, very confused.

“The snake told us the end of the world was coming on New Year’s Eve and you were trying to hide it from us!” exclaimed a young rabbit.

 

The lion and the lioness both looked at each other in awe then turned to see the snake with disappointment.

 

“Is that true, snake?” asked the lioness with a strong yet subtle voice.

 

The snake could not bear the shame her obtrusiveness had caused and started begging for forgiveness. The lion forgave her although she had to be punished for betraying the rulers and the kingdom, so she was uninvited to the party and also left her an untrustworthy reputation.

 

Moral: Don’t poke your nose where it’s not wanted.


By Valeria Villarreal and Miguel Marrufo

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Shot in The Dark

I took a shot in the dark

And Missed

But next time I'm gonna learn my lesson,

Next time I'm gonna 

Turn the light on,

And then shoot you in the face.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Not fully completed yet.

The Girl And Her Wyrm

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"The Castle was gigantic. 

Expansive, was it's wide thrust,

filled with cracks, crevices and uneven bricks

pock-marked with mortar turning to dust.

 

Inside the deep recess

was a dormant terror,

up in it's highest tower,

a princess lived, none fairer. 

 

But both were locked up,

the furnace inside the gargantuan beast

kept the Castle warm,

the ovens hot, promoting many a feast. 

 

But lest the monster

breaks its shackles!

As once had happened before,

the quest none could tackle.

 

Knight after knight

fell to the flame,

the winged lizard licking tongues

of fire all about, untamed. 

 

Many an arrow was shot

from hunters brave, 

but no purchase for any arrow

was, by the monster hide, gave. 

 

Spear was no better,

having been thrown hard and true,

but not a single mighty heft

would force a metal tip through.

 

Then one day,

the princess who lived above,

just asked, 'give me a chance!',

but her father would allow no tug.

 

So that night,

while the great serpent ravaged the land,

she scaled down her tall tower

with the most daring plan.

 

She crept along the meadow,

in the cold of the moonlit night,

and up the the snoozing beast

she stomped her boot with all her might.

 

The beast sprung up,

startled awake by such a petite thing,

but before he bellowed flame,

she started to sing.

 

Sweetly, softly, 

she sang out her heart,

and through spirit, ripped hers out,

and handed it over, so that they'd never be apart.

 

Since then,

the two remain locked up with no regret.

The land has since healed.

But many don't forget.

 

Of the Girl and her Wyrm,

the star-crossed lovers never meant to be.

And how through love and song

she saved all the eye could ever see."

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Mighty verus Meek. I've learned time and again to not underestimate those of small build; their characters are so often bigger than most.

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My Foe

Come and go, ebb and flow
fast and slow, time will go

the reality of truth,
will we ever know?

What does it mean, the feeling in  between
the good and the evil

Is there such a thing?
Or is it up to me, just to make believe?

Shakespeare said the worlds a stage,
sometimes I feel the world a plague

If I act a fool, if I act a king
if I take a gun and a sling
if I lose my mind to take a drink
or take a drink to lose my mind

does it matter, once we all die?
or am I just high? Please, can I get high?

In the land of sinners, the brothelsloth is King
coming and going, doing as I please

The more I know, the less I care
the less I care, the more I bear

I bear my soul, so that others may know
the lessons I learned, from life, my foe.

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Fable End of the World

Fable

 

Everybody knew the world was going to end but they didn’t think it was going to happen so soon. People and animals were living together in peace until everything went dark.  There were only three survivors. A duck, a snake and a frog. Before Mother Earth emerged from the ground and destroyed everything, she was sick of all the contamination and wars we made in the planet she created, she thought we failed as human beings and we were not the creatures she wanted to create. The three survivors took refugee in a small cave by the lake. They spent a lot of their time wondering what happened, and when the disaster was over, they went out and saw all of the consequences of Mother Earth acts, it wasn’t a disaster, it was just like if earth was born again, a lot of lakes, mountains, deep blue sky, it was practically the earth we always dreamed about but could never get, it was perfect. There was only one problem, the trees were new and there were no other animals, so they had trouble finding food, when they realized this they started going nuts. While the duck went to look for food inside the lane, he snake gathered with the frog and said, if we eat the duck we could survive for a month, the frog felt offended of his proposal, he immediately denied it and told the snake never to think about doing anything like that again. Before the duck came back from the swim, the frog went to look for some food because he really didn’t trust the snake and didn’t wanted to be alone with him, when the three gathered it turns out the duck found three dead fishes on the lake, one for each one he suggested, and the frog found some berries, “we can survive for a week with this berries” he said, and the snake came empty handed. The frog and the duck were happy because they were going to be able to survive, but the problem was the snake was a little greedy, and she didn’t wanted to share the food with the other animals, even though they were the ones who found it. So they went back to the cave near the lake, it was time to sleep after eating those delicious fishes, but when the duck and the frog took off to sleep, the snake saw his opportunity, so he stole the berries and took off. The next morning the duck and the frog noticed that the snake and the rest of the food was missing, so they immediately worried, the surprise was that when they went out of the cave, not too far away they found the snake drowned, it turns out it rained that night and the water level of the lake raised, so they grabbed the berries, buried the snake, and continue their fight for survival.

 

 

 

The moral of this story is that if you do bad things bad things will happen to you.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

English assignment

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The Naive

Once a day the naive say

I cant wait for my wedding day

They make their vows and give a ring

While some dance, others sing

The night will end when lovers bed

While the dreams of the future cloud their head

They wake in a daze of happily ever after

They start their days with love and laughter

As the days progress the nerves wear thin

Is that you, I have to nurture again

I'm beginning to feel used and neglected

You feel as you are already rejected

A sense of resentment builds inside

And to those vows you wont abide

Selfishness rears it's dreary head

And soon you'll find your love is dead

How can sweet love end so tragic

The naive think its full of magic

How do we avoid this disturbing truth

Pay attention to elders in our youth

See their patience, love & tact

Notice their manners, matter of fact

So forget your lows and forgive the lies

Focus on true love and compromise

Look into those eyes that once melted your heart

And vow again to never part

For one day, young new lovers will dawn

And how will they mimic old love if it's gone?


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Failure in a glass

sad but true, shame on you... all has come unglued..

i'm swimming through this ocean, tide pulling me over & under, just to try & make it back, without blunder..

I'd rather dig a thousand pins into my skin, or burn a billion holes onto my back, then hurt you unintentionally..

can't you see, I'd much rather strike myself...

I don't want anyone to be an object of my pain..

so please refrain from stepping any further.. 

you don't know what goes on in my brain...

these chemicals are mine to control.

so stand back while I get a-hold..

 

ashes to ashes... everything collapses.. piece by piece, coming apart.

nothing ever felt right, from the very fucking start..

sometimes I cannot convey the thoughts in which my mind is stirring up,

or the feelings that cause my heart to silently bleed..

if only I had those wings, I would of flown away long ago..

& saved you from the inevitable hurt..

 

not being here.

sometimes I wonder if that's the only real dream in which i've truly conceived through out this life time..

nothing special, but it sure seems realistic..

she screamed at me, "it's all just a fantasy!" .. inside I went ballistic..

twisting & turning, face to the floor, squirming..

staring down at the shriveled remains of sanity... 

 

your eyes expell such melancholy.. do you see the same in me..?

am I just a tree for you to chop down..?

to carve your name in..?

to climb..? to rest up against..?

no longer will I walk along such a thin frail line..

no longer will I stand out of the shadows to be seen...

for these shadows are all that will vaguely cover me..

offering faint protection.. 

 

sometimes you can't avoid the rejections, the experiences, or the lessons..

when you drink that water, check the bottom to make sure it's clean..

though it may appear transparent & clear..

you could end up swallowing a ton of nails...

choking on how much you've failed..

shame on me, too.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

3.2.13

-sigh-

Mirror (remix)

I'm staring at you & what do I see ?

A innocent niqqa that looks carefree ;

Deeper emotions are resting inside ;

No need to tell me ; I see it in ur eyes :

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------& i keep looking cuz u type familia but this can't really be ;

I'm staring at chu but yet I see nobody ;

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------& yea ur type quiet ; it's probably cause ur shy ;

Or maybe u jus dnt give a fuck about replys ;

cuz yea I kno .. I can see that your tired ;

Tired of the truths & jus tired of the lies ;

u hated on this life but at the same time it made u wise ;

it made u see death but from the ground it made u rise ;

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------im staring at u & what do I see ;

Im staring at chu ..no wait..I'm staring at me ?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------& when u smile u jus seem so happy .. But yea ikno u jus try to really hide ;

cuz within lies the pain mixed in with the pride ;

but the thought of this doesnt even bother ;

cuz right under pain there's lesson that I've learn to divide ;

& I've been looking at u & yet i've never seen u cry ;

From an early age u learned to endure the struggles, & that pain that now satisfys ;

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------so when i look at you what do i see?

behind your eyes i see the pain that bleeds thicker then the red sea

i see a niqqa fighting ; contantly swimming ina dead sea ;

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yea a good person the way u help others on decision ;

& it jus amazes me cuz looking at ur life this outcome I would of never envisioned ;

but some how so much bad just made a niqqa strong ;

& at the end that good is right where it belongs ;

but I still remember the past ;

to remember the pain ;

cuz to remember the pain is to keep the knowledge retained ;

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Im looking at the mirror & what do I see ?

A niqqa that sometimes wants to escape reality ;

who doesn't want to feel deprived but rather feel alive ;

a niqqa who wants to live but yet is forced & continued to only just survive . .

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This was inpired by lil wayne song mirror ft bruno mars ; although mines is a bit longer and more poetic :) ; and i kinda get emotional while i wrote this but yea .. any comments would be apreaciated.

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Addiction

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Cuz ima addicted to ur smile // addicted to da rain // addicted to ur love & addicted to da pain // addicted to da joking // addicted wen I'm insane // addicted to da day // becuz baby ur my Lois Lane // addicted to remembering // addicted to da fights // addicted to ur moaning // addicted to this night // addicted to da sheets // addicted to da treat // addicted wen u sing // addicted to this beat // addicted to ur eyes // addicted to da prize // addicted to ur heart /// addicted to da lies // addicted to da truth // addicted to our thoughts // addicted to u // & addicted to da lost // addicted to da struggle // addicted to da question // addicted to da freedom // & addicted to da lesson // addicted to da chance // addicted to da drug // addicted becuz // I'm addicted to us ~

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

any criticism would be welcomed

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