Donate coins to chainedinshadow.
Juice
Cancel
Write a poem using the words "remember" and "forget" at least once, with one at the beginning and one near the end.
Written by chainedinshadow in portal Poetry & Free Verse

You Promised Me

You said that you'd remember and come for me,

And for the first few months, I had hope.

But as they slipped away,

It was harder not to get angry and impatient

As I waited for you and you never came.

You said that you'd remember, and come for me,

And for the first year, I had some hope.

You were my sister--

Why would you desert me and break a promise?

I waited for you and you never came.

You said that you'd remember, and come for me,

And for the first decade, I had a little hope.

You'd never lied to me before,

So why should it be any different?

But after twenty years, I realized you'd forgotten.

13
3
5
Juice
33 reads
Donate coins to chainedinshadow.
Juice
Cancel
Write a poem using the words "remember" and "forget" at least once, with one at the beginning and one near the end.
Written by chainedinshadow in portal Poetry & Free Verse
You Promised Me
You said that you'd remember and come for me,
And for the first few months, I had hope.
But as they slipped away,
It was harder not to get angry and impatient
As I waited for you and you never came.

You said that you'd remember, and come for me,
And for the first year, I had some hope.
You were my sister--
Why would you desert me and break a promise?
I waited for you and you never came.

You said that you'd remember, and come for me,
And for the first decade, I had a little hope.
You'd never lied to me before,
So why should it be any different?
But after twenty years, I realized you'd forgotten.
#challenge  #alone  #remember  #forget  #lies 
13
3
5
Juice
33 reads
Load 5 Comments
Login to post comments.
Advertisement  (turn off)
Donate coins to Snowshoerabbit.
Juice
Cancel
To celebrate the release of my new book, I am inviting you all to participate in a contest. The concept: Explore a person's struggle to come to terms with a strange, sinister, or surreal reality. This is a broad theme to encourage you to be as creative as you choose. Flash and full length stories welcome in horror, fantasy, surreal, or any hybrid genres. The only rule: Prose fiction only. Three winners will be chosen, who will receive 2000, 1000, or 500 coins + a signed copy of my collection.
Written by Snowshoerabbit in portal Fiction

Emptiness

Everything was — everything was gone. Yes — yes, everything was gone. Mother, Father, Milly, and Brandon were all gone. Uncle Jamie and Aunt Barb were gone. Oc — Octavia was gone. Everyone, no one was left. It was just me now. Just me and and an endless plain of black. Just me and this emptiness. Whatever this emptiness was. There were eight billion people, eight billion, and every single on of them was gone, it was just me. There were billions of animals, each and every one of them gone. Nothing was left. No food, no water, no shelter. Heck, would I need any of that wherever I was. It seemed like I was floating on nothing, there was nothing below me, nothing above. A single gray dot could be seen in the distance and I realized I was already treading towards it. It could be hours before I reached it, who knew how time worked here. There were no scientists to examine this place, no writers to make up worlds here. No inventors, no teachers, it was just me. The more I said it, the more I felt it, the weight on my shoulders that seems to push me down. The gray dot in the distance grew bigger and bigger until the shape was visible. It looked like — no it couldn't be — a gun. I ran, but no more speed was gained. Finally I reached it. I bent down and felt the cold metal against my hands. I held it out testing the weight in my hands. It would be so easy, so easy to end it. There was nothing here, there was no purpose being here. Then, without another moment of hesitation, I brought it to my head and shot. The world around me disappeared fading to white.

I opened my eyes, blinking, and saw their faces... all of them.

8
1
1
Juice
156 reads
Donate coins to Snowshoerabbit.
Juice
Cancel
To celebrate the release of my new book, I am inviting you all to participate in a contest. The concept: Explore a person's struggle to come to terms with a strange, sinister, or surreal reality. This is a broad theme to encourage you to be as creative as you choose. Flash and full length stories welcome in horror, fantasy, surreal, or any hybrid genres. The only rule: Prose fiction only. Three winners will be chosen, who will receive 2000, 1000, or 500 coins + a signed copy of my collection.
Written by Snowshoerabbit in portal Fiction
Emptiness
Everything was — everything was gone. Yes — yes, everything was gone. Mother, Father, Milly, and Brandon were all gone. Uncle Jamie and Aunt Barb were gone. Oc — Octavia was gone. Everyone, no one was left. It was just me now. Just me and and an endless plain of black. Just me and this emptiness. Whatever this emptiness was. There were eight billion people, eight billion, and every single on of them was gone, it was just me. There were billions of animals, each and every one of them gone. Nothing was left. No food, no water, no shelter. Heck, would I need any of that wherever I was. It seemed like I was floating on nothing, there was nothing below me, nothing above. A single gray dot could be seen in the distance and I realized I was already treading towards it. It could be hours before I reached it, who knew how time worked here. There were no scientists to examine this place, no writers to make up worlds here. No inventors, no teachers, it was just me. The more I said it, the more I felt it, the weight on my shoulders that seems to push me down. The gray dot in the distance grew bigger and bigger until the shape was visible. It looked like — no it couldn't be — a gun. I ran, but no more speed was gained. Finally I reached it. I bent down and felt the cold metal against my hands. I held it out testing the weight in my hands. It would be so easy, so easy to end it. There was nothing here, there was no purpose being here. Then, without another moment of hesitation, I brought it to my head and shot. The world around me disappeared fading to white.
I opened my eyes, blinking, and saw their faces... all of them.
#death  #alone  #end  #realization 
8
1
1
Juice
156 reads
Load 1 Comment
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to fallingundone.
Juice
Cancel
What is home? Create a poem or a short story about home. Bring me there. Make me feel at home or not.
Written by fallingundone

there is no safe haven

home

a place

i can never

find

no matter

how hard

i plead

for 

reprieve

18
3
9
Juice
48 reads
Donate coins to fallingundone.
Juice
Cancel
What is home? Create a poem or a short story about home. Bring me there. Make me feel at home or not.
Written by fallingundone
there is no safe haven
home

a place
i can never
find

no matter
how hard
i plead

for 

reprieve
#poetry  #home  #alone  #opinion 
18
3
9
Juice
48 reads
Load 9 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to chainedinshadow.
Juice
Cancel
Written by chainedinshadow

Betrayal

Alone, and in the dark I hide,

A hole is ripped within my side,

From deep within, out in a flow,

All my hopes and dreams, they go.

Why did I try to care for you?

Feelings for you, within me grew,

I'd had no friend until you came

And now I think, things'll never be the same...

You betrayed me and stood watching by,

As I bowed my head in shame and cried.

You only manipulated me and used me,

And left me hurting, can't you see?!

Friends are supposed to be forever, you see

But I guess it wasn't meant for you and me.

I didn't want this way for us,

But I can't forgive you once you've broken my trust.

11
3
0
Juice
19 reads
Donate coins to chainedinshadow.
Juice
Cancel
Written by chainedinshadow
Betrayal
Alone, and in the dark I hide,
A hole is ripped within my side,
From deep within, out in a flow,
All my hopes and dreams, they go.

Why did I try to care for you?
Feelings for you, within me grew,
I'd had no friend until you came
And now I think, things'll never be the same...

You betrayed me and stood watching by,
As I bowed my head in shame and cried.
You only manipulated me and used me,
And left me hurting, can't you see?!

Friends are supposed to be forever, you see
But I guess it wasn't meant for you and me.
I didn't want this way for us,
But I can't forgive you once you've broken my trust.
#loneliness  #alone  #friends  #betrayal 
11
3
0
Juice
19 reads
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to WhiteRain.
Juice
Cancel
Written by WhiteRain

You

You cannot 

claim a truth

if travesty 

syrupy farce 

coats your tongue 

you don't make small talk

you think small

I cannot

imagine you 

speaking without a porcelain smile

go ahead

dance the masquerade

I will not amuse you

I've humoured you long hours

you are too you for me 

11
2
2
Juice
43 reads
Donate coins to WhiteRain.
Juice
Cancel
Written by WhiteRain
You
You cannot 
claim a truth
if travesty 
syrupy farce 
coats your tongue 
you don't make small talk
you think small
I cannot
imagine you 
speaking without a porcelain smile
go ahead
dance the masquerade
I will not amuse you
I've humoured you long hours
you are too you for me 
#words  #alone  #fake  #finished 
11
2
2
Juice
43 reads
Load 2 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to theblacktempest.
Juice
Cancel
Written by theblacktempest

Remember

     I like to think of you sometimes. Not much – when I’m alone, and my eyes catch the colour of yours in a glimpse, then try to reach you, but you’re gone. When I’m alone, and I can hear the sound of your voice, not deeply, but softly whispering in my ear.

     When I’m alone and your memory invades my senses and I start recomposing our story hoping that this time, just this time, it’ll end right.

     I remember you once told me you didn’t care about anything, but me, that I stole all of your emotions and never gave them back.Then you took all of them away, forcefully, pushing aside the remains of me inside your heart. In an instant that still lives on, I turned from your everything into your nothing.

     And I remember the time when I thought love was about chasing after you, not letting go.

     And I realize now, after all this time, that I was desperately and hopelessly in love with you. But I didn’t know how to love you, and you didn’t care enough to show me.

     I remember us, always a shadow of what we could’ve been, believing that being a shadow was enough. I remember us never being silent, not even when we were, like our breaths could communicate and say those words that were missing. I could get you from your breath, and you could get me from mine.  

1
0
0
Juice
8 reads
Donate coins to theblacktempest.
Juice
Cancel
Written by theblacktempest
Remember
     I like to think of you sometimes. Not much – when I’m alone, and my eyes catch the colour of yours in a glimpse, then try to reach you, but you’re gone. When I’m alone, and I can hear the sound of your voice, not deeply, but softly whispering in my ear.
     When I’m alone and your memory invades my senses and I start recomposing our story hoping that this time, just this time, it’ll end right.
     I remember you once told me you didn’t care about anything, but me, that I stole all of your emotions and never gave them back.Then you took all of them away, forcefully, pushing aside the remains of me inside your heart. In an instant that still lives on, I turned from your everything into your nothing.
     And I remember the time when I thought love was about chasing after you, not letting go.
     And I realize now, after all this time, that I was desperately and hopelessly in love with you. But I didn’t know how to love you, and you didn’t care enough to show me.
     I remember us, always a shadow of what we could’ve been, believing that being a shadow was enough. I remember us never being silent, not even when we were, like our breaths could communicate and say those words that were missing. I could get you from your breath, and you could get me from mine.  
#fiction  #romance  #love  #memories  #alone 
1
0
0
Juice
8 reads
Login to post comments.
Advertisement  (turn off)
Donate coins to Nyquiah1995.
Juice
Cancel
Written by Nyquiah1995

Love Me

Love me. Love me. Just for a night.

Make me feel special, make me feel right.

Love me. Love me. But not for too long

Just enough for me to pretend I'm strong.

Love me. Love me. Make it all go away.

If you try to leave, I'll beg you to stay.

Love me. Love me. Love me so much.

Make me explode at the feel of your touch.

Love me. Love me. Only like you can.

Never will I find solace in another man. 

Love me. Love me. Take away the pain.

Drive me crazy. Make me go insane.

Love me. Love me. Put the smoke in my lungs.

Together we write a song, that song remains unsung.

Love me. Love me. Don't let me be alone.

Love me some more, until all the pain is gone.

When I need you, I'll find you again.

Until we meet soon, this will be our little sin.

0
0
0
Juice
16 reads
Donate coins to Nyquiah1995.
Juice
Cancel
Written by Nyquiah1995
Love Me
Love me. Love me. Just for a night.
Make me feel special, make me feel right.
Love me. Love me. But not for too long
Just enough for me to pretend I'm strong.
Love me. Love me. Make it all go away.
If you try to leave, I'll beg you to stay.
Love me. Love me. Love me so much.
Make me explode at the feel of your touch.
Love me. Love me. Only like you can.
Never will I find solace in another man. 
Love me. Love me. Take away the pain.
Drive me crazy. Make me go insane.
Love me. Love me. Put the smoke in my lungs.
Together we write a song, that song remains unsung.
Love me. Love me. Don't let me be alone.
Love me some more, until all the pain is gone.
When I need you, I'll find you again.
Until we meet soon, this will be our little sin.
#love  #drugs  #alone  #depressed  #addicted 
0
0
0
Juice
16 reads
Login to post comments.