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Nothing but a Fable

Happily ever after doesn’t exist.

Not when people like you also exist.

I bought myself a new suit of armor so you don’t drive another knife in my back.

I told the vendor to hold the stallion because human legs were never for aesthetic purposes.

 

I wanted to walk the face of the Earth with you using my own.

We would’ve walked more than a thousand miles together to chase the sun and avoid the night.

And I never needed to worry about my tired legs.

They built up a tolerance from walking in the coastal sand and helping me keep up with dirty dishes.

 

I told you about my demons and how quickly I am to care when I’m shown an act of kindness.

Mother always lectured me that no matter how small they may be, they are never in vain.

But there is such a thing as being too kind. There is such a thing as temptation.

The best of us cave in once, twice, or maybe more than that when we write in our diaries.

 

You were like such a book to me and I trusted you, but never did I expect that you’d defile my soul

By persuading me to partake in activities that I would never in my right mind do.

I should have recalled the fable of a girl who trusted a poltergeist that haunted a similar diary.

Had I not flee the moment I saw your true character, I would have joined her in death.

 

Looking back, I understand that diaries are the keys to starting fires and turning innocents into fugitives.

You can try with all your might to pry my mouth open to get me to spill any more beans

But my lips are staying sealed because I know who you really are and I finally learned my lesson.

You never exposed me. You only leaked a chapter that was part of a book you never read.

 

So why bother showing it to you knowing that my real friends and family will be endangered as well?

I know that a deluded man gambled away so much ammo to the vipers that he became a trainwreck.

I swear on my recurring nightmares that any answers to your questions will be used against me.

Truth and justice is a concept invented by people and after all, people do make mistakes.

 

God bless the right to remain silent.

Because even the condemned understand that its value supersedes a vault of gold

That the draconian blackjack dealers steal from the poor that desire to play with them.

Where was Robin Hood when I needed him most?

 

Flash forward to a single year and I’m now twenty-five with an art degree in hand.

I’ve spent all that time studying my ass off and avoiding the vipers that plague my past.

I was with my true friends who never give a shit about your deceit when I realized I never needed you.

Preparing for financial exams under the tutelage of a bright mathematician was like you never existed.

 

So the next time you see me, I won’t grovel on the pavement begging you to take me back.

Instead, I’ll look the other way and French kiss my new admirer in front of you.

Just to let you know that I changed for the better and you missed out on the life we could’ve had.

I am fortunate to understand that your absence last summer turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

 

I dare you to call me an idiot again!

I dare you to call me a chicken!

I dare you to say that I’m going down

While you hide behind the blackjack dealers that love you for show!

 

There’s always someone out there willing to give you a taste of your own medicine anyway.

How did it feel when even Discordia didn’t want anything to do with you?

Was it salty and sour like your attitude and your deceit?

Cavities caused by the consumption of these candies are a pain for dentists to fill.

 

And just like that, you disappeared from the face of the Earth again. Hopefully, for good this time.

You can erase your identity from the world, but you cannot erase the marks your venom left behind.

You may still be on my mind from time to time, but I don’t see you in a virtuous light anymore.

You are nothing but a fable.

Your Temper is My Poison

There’s chow littered on the staircase floor.

I scramble to clean up the spill before it’s all consumed

By the cat that brought the family bad luck since the late spring.

 

Here I go, like I always do,

Holding my tongue on the job

While I hear you shout

While I hear you try to crush me

While I hear you goad me to scream.

 

It confuses me why an act of kindness and good intentions

Can wrought so much volatile sentiments.

I’ve been hesitant to feed the little one because I don’t know his tastes.

Never did I anticipate that her gluttonous habits are what triggers you.

Or is it he? Wow. Just wow.

 

Anger does wonders to the hippocampus.

My curiosity about how long you’ll live after that squabble fascinates me

But it concerns me at the same time.

Mad people live shorter lives than those that can stay calm when there’s an inconvenience.

 

To you, I’ve always been the stupid little boy you’ve been raising since thirty-two.

To me, you’ve always been the hot-headed scumbag that loves pushing my buttons.

And your temper is my poison.

 

Just today, while hitting the road, I thought we’d find common ground.

Keeping our cools while the mama cat is away

And a kitten comes out to play

Before it helps us seek four crystals in need of recovering.

 

When all that is done, I thought we’d go out for

Bagels and quiche for old time’s sake.

I enjoy the little interactions and activities when your temper is below zero.

 

Sadly, tonight once again broke the streak

That counted consecutive days we got along.

This always happens growing up, yet I never see it coming.

 

To you, I’ve always been the stupid little boy you’ve been raising since thirty-two.

To me, you’ve always been the hot-headed scumbag that loves pushing my buttons.

And your temper is my poison.

 

If you think the black cat is getting pudgy,

Why don’t you take a look in the mirror?

You’ve put on more pounds than she did.

Or he did? How did you get the genders mixed up in the heat?

 

I guess anger does wonders to the hippocampus.

You’re the reason why I have to keep my temper in check.

And why I prefer tears over beers.

All for the sake of my own well-being so I don’t turn out exactly like you.

 

Your temper is my poison and I won’t let it fester.

The only antidote to my ailment is knowing that I’ll be out of this roof

Happier than I was living under it just like I was for the past two years.

 

I know that as a guppy, Mother said to be considerate of you and

I was told that deep inside, you do care.

Sadly, it’s excruciatingly difficult for me not to judge this book by its cover.

I just can’t pry it open to see the pages no matter how hard I try to interpret your rage.

But if this little message hurts your feelings,

It’s a dish served hotter than the volcano in the back of your head.

 

To you, I’ve always been the stupid little boy you’ve been raising since thirty-two.

To me, you’ve always been the hot-headed scumbag that loves pushing my buttons.

And your temper is my poison. It will always be my poison no matter how old we get.

The Elephant in My Cell

You came at a bad time.

A terribly, terribly bad time.

You showed up the moment I couldn’t stand to touch you.

I was afraid you were never going to come.

I should have been glad you came, but why am I not relieved?

Is it that crippling fear that the moment I touch you, you fade away like a ghost?

Is it that you might be a whistleblower looking for an insecurity to use against me later?

Or is it that you are trying to distract me from tending to my garden before it dies of thirst?

 

I want to shout, “Why didn’t you come sooner?!”

I want to shout, “Where were you when I needed you most?!”

I want to yell at the top of my lungs, “Would it kill you to tell me what’s driving you away from me?!!”

But I am too nice. Too kind and gentle to scream and point to the elephant in the room.

The very elephant that a sorcerer pulled out of his hat and crippled both of my limbs.

 

I never wanted to call for help because it reinforces the notion that I should still be in high school.

I’ve crawled around all year avoiding the other teenage drama queens that worship dragons.

Seems like they forgot that dragons like to steal our fortunes and our hearts. Before they eat them.

 

Spending time with my open-minded little brother has planted a seed of doubt in my head.

A seed that gets me thinking that all love does to me is waste my time experimenting with false hope.

 

My imaginary nights with a fallen angel goes along the lines of;

“Yes, yes, honey, shower me with hugs and kisses. Oh, my love, how I yearn for you.

Pleasure me with your lust until the water in your veins runs out and you become a raisin.

Only then, will I toss you in the sun and wonder why the hell I’ve never gotten lucky.”

When will the water cycle end for the both of us?

What compels Venus to bewitch me to make bad choices?

Why else do you think independent seekers with degrees in hand avoid commitment?

Our grandparents and parents are more patient than our generation is now

Because compared to us, they tended to their gardens and their raisins.

You did a bang-up job tending to me by showering me with promises you can’t keep,

With complex wisdom about human nature, stories of your struggle to get your education over with,

And the snuggles and touches that I wished were real more than the chains I dream of shattering.

 

You’ve made this game look so easy, you know?

All that had impressed me about you lately is how you’ve lured me into your arms,

Only to neglect me without warning when the sun was at its hottest.

Part of me does not wish to see you go because I tolerate the pain that your absence has left behind.

You scarcely have time on your hands, but would you care to join me for a cup of jasmine tea?

It won’t take long. What I want to know next is what else is new that you have yet to tell me?

Mark On My Heart

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Verse 1:
I cannot get you off my mind.

Those words you said:
Were they just beautiful lies?

Did you sell me an illusion

To believe in the dream of our future?

All I know is that

You left a mark on my heart.

Our spirits and souls are caged in together.

 

Chorus:
You tell me you trust me

Yet, your actions speak otherwise.

Why are you hiding behind your lies?

You are selling yourself short.

You’re not living until you are

Sure of what you want from me.

Tell me: What do you want from me?

You built up these false hopes

Yet, I keep coming back for more.

 

Verse 2:

All I know is that

You left a mark on my heart.

I cannot just let this go so easily.

Out of all my exes:
You are surely worth it.
You are worth the storms that follow.

Wherever you are, I will be too.

You taught me to love

In this harsh world.

 

Bridge:

Tell me: where do we go from here?

I know how deep and true your love is.

Though, this is accepted,

I know we are inertia.

Someone has to force us to be together.

Right here, right now,

We are the only ones that matter.

Right here, right now,

We can break free from what we except

Author's Notes/Comments: 

About a love that you cannot get out of your mind, heart, and soul.

History

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Verse 1:
Forget everything, I hope we can.

Falling like a shooting star.

Where do we go when the light’s not changing?

Tell me if I can feel with my old heart again.

In my changed heart, I still carry the old feelings of our love.

In your mind, we’ve already just ended.

To our friends: we were perfect for each other.


Chorus:
On my face, you can see it clearly

That I want to use up everything I have

To repair our broken past.

Tell me, if you feel the same as me.

Our ships are anchored to each other.

Somewhere, somehow, I’ll find my way back to us.

 

Verse 2:

We have chemistry and history but

Tell me: what do you really feel about us?

Tell me if we’re better off as friends

Or just forbidden lovers in this world.

Tell me everything you are.

Tell me all the stories you have for now.

I can just tell that you’ve struggled in this cold world.

 

Bridge:
Can someone show me how to run away?

You have all of me yet

I’m left with nothing of you.

If there is any way:

Know that I’ll always love you.

Know that I’ll always be there for you.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

About a love that you cannot just forget....

Love Letter

How can I say I love you

Without sounding cheesy

”I love you”  there

You make loving you so easy 

 

Affection and nurturing 

Care and caress 

Alleviates my flection of my reflection

And my stress 

 

You found me so low

But with you I’m so high

I‘d miss you when you go

So don’t you ever say bye 

 

The stars in the sky

And the stars in your eyes 

A sky full of stars 

But you are my sky 

 

Keep me close, so I’ll be comfy

Whisper to me that you love me 

I’m not naive when I say

That I want you by my side like every single day

 

To the one I love, may our love never go astray.

 

 

 

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Ways To Attract A Girl Without Saying A Word To Her

Do you see a girl for the first time in your life, and you like her? Or have you been watching her since the first form? You could approach her, start a conversation, and make her laugh, but there is one catch - you are not the most sociable person. It is difficult for you to get out even a few words, so you have to stand aside and sigh while someone else conquers the object of your dreams. Maybe it's time to change things?

Let's start with the basics – non-verbal behavior that does not require direct communication. Right gestures, a long look, or timely help - all this plays a much more important role than you think. There are 7 ways to attract a girl without saying a word to her.

  1. Spectacular appearance

No, there is no need for amateur performance! The costumes of superheroes or a crown on your head are overkill. It's about just looking good, giving the impression of a well-groomed young man. How often do you rub the cream on your shoes, change your shirts, or iron your jeans? Do you think that the weaker sex falls into ecstasy at the sight of unshaven woodcutters or computer trolls that are shiny with grease? Presentable appearance is important. A man should be clean and tidy, wear clothes that emphasize the dignity of his figure, and hide flaws because girls notice everything!

  1. Pleasant smell
    Now try to remember how often do you take a shower? If no force can drag you there, no matter how smart, loyal, and interesting you are – women will run a mile from you. Just because the smell is important, it affects the subconscious attitude of a girl towards you and even creates sexual desire. Observe the fundamentals of hygiene, do not forget about fresh breath and moderate use of perfume.

  2. Correct posture

First of all, a man is support and protection which is difficult to see in the body of a crooked Quasimodo with lowered shoulders. Well, really, look at your reflection: this is how people see you. Is it a hunched young greybeard dying of boredom? Very interesting type; any girl will be hooked on. But seriously, straighten your shoulders, get rid of slouching, and learn to look at the world directly. The more correct your posture is, the more confidence you radiate, energy fills your body, forcing others to treat you with respect.

  1. Admiring glances are a key moment to attract a girl

This stage will make a girl curious if you do everything right. Any woman loves attention, admiring glances, and offers of acquaintance, even if a girl is making an impression that she is blind to the obvious. So join the game! Start looking at a girl you like but do it carefully and with genuine interest. At the same time, you can remain completely serious – such a manner will give your image some mystery. And what could be more curious than a secretive man who is interested in you? However, it is better to catch her watching and smile in return; this behavior will cause a pleasant excitement. And in any case, do not stare at the beauty too cheeky and long. Not only it is indecently, but she also may decide that you are a pervert. This is especially important in Ukrainian women dating.

  1. Shortening the distance

So, you look good, smell nice, and have already stroked her attention. What to do next? Everything is simple – shorten the distance. And we are not talking about how to get a girl into bed but about the first steps towards each other. Try to find a reason to get close to the girl you like; you should not shun her society, on the contrary, be close to her. Move a couple of steps closer than usual, try to be in her sight more often. She should see your best qualities.

  1. Help

There is one old way that will help you to approach a beautiful girl faster – rescue her from a delicate situation, showing your good manners. Protect her from the angry boss, help to carry heavy bags, or deal with some problem she cannot solve. Also, you can hold the door open for the girl, stand her coffee, or give her your jacket if it's cold outside. And all this can be done without words! Believe us, your actions will be more eloquent than any compliments or courtship, so they will surprise the girl and make her more compliant and supportive. Remember, no man will seem ridiculous to a woman if he protects her or lends a helping hand.

  1. Touches

You need to be careful with this non-verbal signal, so as not to frighten a girl. Start small – walk alongside in a crowded room, give her a hand, remove a non-existent speck of dust from her hair, and hug her if the lady is cold or scared. If she does not move aside but even willingly moves closer to you, it means that the tactile barrier is overcome! But do not tremble like jelly, try to behave naturally, be confident, and unconstrained.

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Time and Memories {Revisited}

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Love

I dreamed a dream of stars and light

Shining brightly in the night

But then I saw, to my surprise

That they existed in your eyes


I had an illusion of desire

It's scarlet flames were rising higher

And soon after we took flight

You quickly vanished in the night


I gained an insight of your being

Sitting, broken, hopeless-feeling

I sat next to you, contrite

To tell you it was all alright 


I bear a vision, dark and deep

It has me turning in my sleep

Your memories I'll keep and keep

As I sit to sigh and weep

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just felt like tweaking it a bit, the first part is still my favorite

Take My Arm

I’m hoping that there never comes a day

We end up forced to go in separate ways

Not long ago, I never would have known
How much you’d mean to me and just how much I’d grow

 

My heart is on my sleeve, please take my arm

In this cold hard world I’ve never felt so warm

And if in time you feel you have to leave

It’s yours to keep cause being close to you is all it needs

 

In spite of battles that you’ve had to face
I found peace in you, retained with grace

And it didn’t take me long realize

That home away from home inside your eyes

 

While what I’ve got to give may not be much
A shoulder, an ear; a gentle touch

I pray that some day you might come to find

A humble hide-away, returned in kind

 

My heart is on my sleeve, please take my arm

In this cold hard world I’ve never felt so warm

And if in time you feel you have to leave

It’s yours to keep cause being close to you is all it needs

 

In this day and age

some might say

it’s a projection

of my objective

 

That can’t be true

cause I never knew

what could be
since you’ve awakened me

 

My heart is on my sleeve, please take my arm

In this cold hard world I’ve never felt so warm

And if in time you feel you have to leave

It’s yours to keep; it’s yours to keep.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I imagine this might be subject to some revision.  I really hope not, though. :)

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