Afraid Of the Dark Prologue ‘A place of beauty, a place of pain, untouched by common amenities; it will draw you in with its looks, then sink its poisoned fangs into you, slowly making you rot until the entire forest has eaten you alive’ the young man read from the note. He, to be quite frank, had no idea what it meant; and that was ‘saying something’, as he had never received less than an A in any given year of his education. He was in the middle of packing for a trip to study in Germany when the odd note had slipped under the door. When he peaked out of his dorm room, though, the hallway was empty. ‘Odd.’
His name was Jason Brigaid, and he was a second year student at his college-and one of the smartest ones, he was always more than happy to add. He and a small group of other students were going to study abroad somewhere in Germany that year. ‘I wish that Herr would’ve told us where, though. I’m not sure what w
Pumped Full of SugarI’m not too skinny,
I’m not too thin.
A piece of chocolate’s
My long time friend.
It helps me when
The words start burning,
When I go to school,
My stomach churning.
They hate me, it hurts,
But I’ll take a bite.
The sugar helps
To give me might.
It won’t leave me,
Though I’m big and mean.
It stays with me,
Its warm brown gleam.
It cheers me up
And puts a smile on my face,
Though my thoughts and feelings
Are all over the place.
No, I’m not perfect,
But I don’t care.
I have a sweet
So life is fair.
Queen of Silence, Queen of Snow"I guess I'm the ruler
She would dance bare-foot
In the snow, talk to herself.
On the mountain, she made her home.
The bricks were made of isolation,
Of ice and sadness,
Of rocks and peace.
"I wish I had subjects
Other than the snowflakes."
She was a hypocrite.
She didn't want anyone near her.
She'd curse any other human,
Pray for their souls to freeze
Like her heart had,
Want them to feel her betrayal.
It wasn't fair!
It just wasn't fair!
She hadn't asked to be special,
Hadn't asked to hurt them.
She was cursed first;
She couldn't do anything about it!
But at least in her frozen court,
They stopped trying to hurt her.
Her sister was not hers;
The village had stolen her from the queen,
The queen of snow;
Now, she had no family, only the mountain.
For she was the queen of silence,
The queen of snow.
Her heart was peaceful,
Her soul was frozen as the rock she lived upon.
5.) UnbreakablePunch me.
Push me off a cliff.
Even if my bones are shattered
And my skull is in a million pieces,
I will survive.
I will thrive.
Words don’t hurt;
They aren't sticks and stones.
They’re only empty things
That convey how much you fear me.
Eventually, I know
You will rise up
And try, in vain,
To destroy me.
But that won’t happen.
I've got news for you, honey;
4.) Rivalry“You think you’re better than me?”
“I know I am.”
They push each other in a friendly way,
But each insult breaks the other’s heart.
Neither one knows
Just how much the other needs to outshine the other.
It’s almost like a smoker without a cigarette,
How they need a new pack.
They’d jest with each other in the hallways,
Teachers looking on disapprovingly, though not saying a thing.
Funny how only the outsiders
Can see the damage each word does.
‘Girls will be girls,
Rivals will abandon girliness for bombs.’
Each weapon is painted silver
By the tongue it rolls off of.
One’s smirk starts to fade,
The other’s smile darkens.
They have passed rivalry
And rode into battle.
3.) Making HistoryI can be what I want to be.
I can do what I set out to do
And accomplish my goals.
But what if they’re monumental?
What if they will change the course of human events,
For better or for worse.
I want to make history.
I want to be the first female president,
Or the girl who united the world.
Maybe the one to make a new nation,
And lead my people
Through freedom and poverty and happiness in it all.
Maybe the one to change the world
With only a laptop
And an over-sized imagination.
I’ll be the number one
The most successful.
And it all starts somewhere, I know.
Abe Lincoln wasn’t born the president,
Nor was Kim Jong Un born the leader of North Korea.
Everyone has to start from somewhere;
I’ll start from here,
From the beginning of my life.
And I will be in the history books.
2.) Complicated“She looks like she’s under a lot of stress.”
You have no idea what pressure I’m under;
You don’t know a thing about me.
“She seems really mean.”
Maybe I am, maybe I’m not.
My actions aren't simple like you.
“Why does she act so weird?”
Why do you act so normal?
Why are you so bloody droll?
“She looks so emo.”
You don’t have a clue.
Maybe you make me hate myself even more.
“Why don’t you try to change?”
Why are wars always being fought?
1.) IntroductionWe are pulled into this world,
Dragged from our previous homes
And forced to face the light of day.
We go from being cared for,
Having everything done for us,
To being alone.
We are forced to care for ourselves,
To hide in a shell to
Protect ourselves, as our parents cannot anymore.
We are awoken to a cold reality.
Their only words;
“Good morning sleepy head."