BulletproofI rolled sideways, taking position behind one of the nearby pillars in the training room. A good thing I did because of Carolina’s relentless firing. Each one of her shots connected with the concrete wall, some of them blowing away little chunks of the firm material on impact, causing them to fall upon the floor. Thank God the pillar took the brunt of Carolina’s punishment as a section was absolutely covered in splashes of pink-purplish paint. I quickly checked my pistol and made sure I still had enough ammo left. I had slightly less than half paint pellets left – pretty damn surprising considering the fact we’d been at it for the past ten minutes or so.Within seconds my sister appeared in my line of vision, her back slumping heavily against a column not too far from me. I noticed with concern that South appeared to be in some kind of pain when she hissed as soon as her hand came into contact with her right forearm. One of the effects of being directly hi
Simple Error Of JudgmentThe last remaining soldier gave a loud gasp before he fell limply upon the concreate ground, the harsh thud reverberating around the confines of the dimly let corridor. Unfazed by all the fallen enemies, five in total, scattered like heavy logs in a back garden, Georgia briskly made his way into the control room. He wasn’t alone; his fellow Agent, Rhode Island, lingered in the doorway, seeming to be preoccupied with the evidence of both the Freelancer’s shared handiwork.Rhode crouched down next to the recently killed guy, smiling smugly to himself underneath his helmet. The brainless idiot didn’t last five seconds at all. He’d made his last and final mistake when upon noticing his comrades dropping like flies, he lashed out with a desperate lunge with a standard military combat knife. Little did he realise that Rhode’s armoured gauntlets was equipped with twin Energy Daggers, the element of surprise working in Rhode’s favour.The Irishman lightly ta
Today's Throwback DayThrowback Thursday'sOn the supposed trend recently.While everyone is hoppingOn the already packed bandwagon,I just stand there likeSomeone has carved a statueOut of me, wondering justWhat the hell is this craze.Where did it come from?What exactly is its origins?I must have crawled outFrom underneath my rockBecause this is all new to me.The infection has spread,It's a worldwide pandemic,Yet I seem to be immune.
Don't You DareDon't tell me this ain't my jamWhen I rave so hard to this song.Don't assume I'm gonna lose my shitWhen I found out you've done wrong.Don't judge me without any knowledge,Like many others I'm a flawed human.Don't expect me to smile and laughWhen you always take me for a ride.I belong to nobody,I am my very own person.You can't dominate me,So don't you dare try it.Don't put silly words in my mouthWhen I'm capable of expressing words.Don't think of me as an immature brat,You'd be surprised at how wise I am.Don't put me down at your level,I despise rolling around in the dirt.Don't insult my intelligence with lies,The day will come when you'll regret it.I'm important like anyone else,We all deserved to be loved, admired.Your words do not leave a mark,They bounce off and fly away.
One Of The Zodiac's Beautiful PeoplePeople of such beautiful soulsInstantly brings a bright, contagiousSmile to one's face; you're on aCarousel of hopes and dreams,Eager to experience life with them.So much love I feel for fishes.
Insistent PatternI'm going to keep onForcing myself to write.I'll be my own veryPersonal instructor,You know the ones that youFind at the gym barkingOut orders to those whoCan't quite catch their breath.Then again I'll be firmAs a gigantic gust of wind;Dominant, relentless andPreserving until the end.I'll be soft too, easingMyself gently so I can mergeInto my comfort zone,Preferably with a force-fieldAround my bubble so as notTo get vehemently overwhelmed.
Will I also returnI was young as spring,and held to autumn's windlike pomegranates in the highest branches, before crows hollowed them autumn flurries returnwith the scent of fallen fruit,dying leavescrushed underfoot, shelter for next spring
Nuit nordiqueLa nuit est faite d'auroreset de miettes de pain
Haikuwrimo February 200928thbare trunksalong the forest path -gravestones in a clearing------27thlow tide -stones piled uponwet stones------26thsilent breeze -a moorhen passing throughthe norfolk reeds------25thwinter heathland -ponds reflectingpieces of sky------24thbreak in the traffic -ducks flapping pastin a line------23rdHythe canal -a duck's wake scatteringthe trees' reflections------22ndheavy rainon the playing fieldsswans float------21stclear night sky -a car's enginefading away------20ththick fog -dew droplets catchthe faint sunlight------19thbetween firand pine -a crow in flight------18thgrey dawn -a wave crashesinto cool air------17thwith snow on the groundand now without it -a pigeon's coo------16thclouds' unbrokenambiguity -first crocuses------15thmorning sun -the crackof cleaved wood------14thdawn shadows -a grass bladehalf frosted(featured in Riverbed Haiku Spring 2009)------13thwaning light -each breathmore visible
Lilac II - tankaa star-glow connects their breaths -a river path. in lilac light she forgets to sigh.
Haikuthon July 1-31, 20091 tankathe hope ofsummer rain vanishesleavinga neighbor's dogto water the roses2 haikuheat wave chasingall the birds and bluesfrom the sky3 tankaa cloud of gnatsfollowsa child's sno-conethrough the petting zoo4 haiku/senryuold mission archwayblack birds nappingin ascending order5 tankalunch at the beach,businessmen stripand wade intochildhood6 haikulooking out to seathe sky walks a fine line7 haiku rengaair balleton the breakwater...fishermen and gullsunder the pierbait in a plastic pailholding their breath8 haiku/senryustill seeking shade,mating crabs in the shallows9 haikuthe tang of sea air,rot of a morning's catchin my nostrils10 tankathe old sea dogwith his muttscans the boardwalkfor smokesat crack of dawn11 haiku/senryuminefield-jellyfish in theseaweed washing ashore12 senryubeyond the breakers,shaved headsand a buoy bobbing13 haikuevening starwhite-finned boatssailing into dusk14 senryu
a window opena window opento breathe in lovethe cricket's serenade
night sky haikuadorningthe temple's roofcrescent moon
haiku of autumn passingleaves whisperingtheir death poems to me
haikuwrimo summer 2008*1*小夜風や枯れ葉一切れ道渡りsayokaze ya kareha hitokire michiwatarithe gentle night breeze-a dried leafventures across the road.*2*色褪せた写真を照らす西日かなiro aseta shashin wo terasu nishibi kanaupon a faded photograph,the westerly sun.*3*のどけしや車輪の前で鳩集うnodokeshi ya sharin no mae de hato tudoutranquility-pigeons gatherin front of car wheels.*4*傘の色多くに雨は降り続くkasa no iro ooku ni ame wa furituzukucolorful umbrellas on the walkway,the incessant rain.*5*夕焼の古い廊下や飯香るyuuyake no furui rouka ya meshi kaoruold corridor in evening glow-rice fragrance wafts.*6*
Moon RitualsHear our ghostly criesDuring the traditionalLunar dance tonight.