HIS MISTRESS

by Jessica Mays

As she drove that dark, lonely road,

Her heart already broken, but her story untold.

 

The lifetime of dreams, she shared with this man,

Had been destroyed at his very own hand.

 

For this new love had took from her, you see

From their children, their home, their whole family

 

How could this new love have a hold so strong?

How could it have all went so very wrong?

 

His new love, you see, was neither woman nor man,

But a cold glass pipe he held in his hand.

 

He would stay with his love all day and all night,

She made sure he was never too far from his sight.

 

The moral of this story both sad and true,

That the mistress named Meth will not let go of you.

 

If you happen to meet her, turn and walk away,

For she is greedy and selfish and on the weak she does prey.

 

 

INK

by Lidian Lindsey

Pit pat, pit pat,

That’s the sound of my tears,

Pit pat, pit pat,

That’s all I can hear,

Pit pat, pit pat,

I look down and I see,

Pit pat, pit pat,

the blue ink of paper running free,

pit pat, pit pat,

I watch it run

Pit pat, pit pat

The ink merges as one

Pit pat pit pat

It reminds me

Pit pat pit pat

Of the time I was free

Pit pat pit pat

I guess this is all I’ll ever be

Pit pat pit pat

The tears of merging ink

WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU

by Powell Franklin

 

When I first saw you, you were no larger than a loaf of bread

Fresh-baked, red, and a bit crinkled.  I held you in one arm,

Your head nestled into the crook of my elbow,

Your bottom, diapered for the very first time, in the palm of my left hand,

And your crying stopped as you gazed into my face, with a look of wonderment.

 

This morning, I rushed you off to school, freshman year.  You were

A bit impertinent in your hurry, a bit aloof with your newfound independence.

Your hair swishing side-to-side as you strode out the door, into the building.

You did not look back,

And my silent tears slid down my cheek as I watched you go, with a look of wonderment.

MY HEART IS BROKEN

by Jessica Mays

My heart is broken, my soul is weak.
I cannot stand on my own two feet.

My world is crashing all around.
It is all gone know my hopes and dreams
I cannot find the strength to scream.

Where do I go? What do I do?
I don’t want to go on without you.

I must go on, I cannot stop
The world has not ended
My heart has not stopped.

The pain will fade, the memories will too
I must go on
With or without you.

UNTIL SHE WAS GONE

by Amanda L. Pugh

 

He never realized
How much she meant
To him, his heart, his soul
Until she was gone.
Out of his reach
But still on his mind
He could still see
Her smiles, her tears
Share her happiness
Share her pain
On the social media page
But he never realized
How much that woman
Meant to the man
He wanted so much to be
Until she was gone.

 

 

THOUGHTS AFTER

 

by Jasmine Williams

I have a state of mind
No not right a fragile state of mind
Tries to rhyme but has no time
My time runs low my body feels so cold
My thoughts eat me alive until I’m out of time
Never seeming to slow
Racing racing slowing in my mind
Wont get out in time
They wont come in time
Out of time
Slowly slowing racing to the finish line
Am I out of time
I can’t rhyme
But I hope one day this is seen
Cover all the things that could ever be seen
So one day I can say that I was seen
I was heard slowly slowly I was heard
Open mouth closed eyes
These thoughts won’t escape me I give them outs but they are here
Wondering wondering when they will get of here
I have a fragile state of mind
My thoughts eat me alive
They beat on my state mind
A fragile state of mind
Cracking cracking
I will break
They wont be on time
I have a fragile state of mind.

BAREFOOT TOGETHER

By Margie Rafalowski

 

Introduced

warm wool-covered

leather loafer-ed

quick paced

ten toes

to white(ish) cotton hidden

‘neath canvas and laces

meandering

ten toes

Occupying

asphalt pavements,

dusty wooded paths,

autumn’s flitting leaves,

icy perilous surfaces.

Faltering and unsteady

alongside solid sturdy

ten toes

ten toes

Balanced

syncopated striding

climbing or stumbling

Always ten toes

ten toes

Sifting sand

moving waters

Resting between sheets

Stark, plain, bare

in concert

Twenty toes.

SAPONIFIED

By Margie Rafalowski

 

Asteroids unavoidable

impact

Assortment of chocolates

picked over and devoid of the favorite

Disheveled, messy feelings

 

Conflict, confusion takes the lead

holding hostage the sunshine

Smashing atoms into bombs

within the heart

Allowing entry of pain

No protection

 

Wretchedness prevails

even though uninvited

Laughter is lost,

despite attempts to call upon

its comfort

 

Relationship’s

relevant rapport

Struggling together

Together

Two-gether

 

WE

form alliance

create the chemical reaction

acid and oil

commingle

Saponify

a new compound

Cleansing

 

Yandere Tale By Samuel Clayton

Yandere Tale

By  Samuel Clayton

Chapter (5-6)

Chapter 5

            It happened after Wendell’s funeral,  there was a small convention for video-games, Anime, And most of nerd culture. Rose, who had become quite lonely since her friends were revealed to be terrible people, Decided to attend wanting to get her mind off of the lack of friends. She thus decided to learn about some of nerd culture and maybe make new friends, although John wouldn’t let that happen if he could help it.

            While there, John, of course, kept an eye on her. Rose, unknowingly did the worst thing that she could have done. She made a friend. The guy she started talking to was named Gerald Thomson Albertson. He was a short, stout young man with red hair. He had brown eyes and was overweight in the way one might find cute.

            At first, Rose didn’t find what Gerald was talking about interesting, however, as they kept talking she, in her loneliness started finding what Gerald found interesting. Listening to each word that Gerald said, John winced at each single word. Throughout the convention, John followed Gerald eventually stepping in to act as a good friend. He, as usual, tolerated the competitor but, Gerald would have to go. John was now sick of anyone that even dared to get his his way, even if they were only going to be friends, John was the only friend rose needed now.

            The next day he walked with her to school for the first time having gotten up the courage to do so. However there was one problem that john had with the current situation. Gerald also walked with them. Again, John tolerated the existence of this interloper but he had watched the tables that jerald visited and his mind was already coming up with plans that would get rid of Gerald.

            At lunch that day, As much as john wished to have this person disappear he couldn’t do it in front of Rose so he merely listened to everything that the intruder said so as to better weave his web of destruction.

            Something that he could do came into johns mind as Gerald took over the conversation talking about his favorite shows and the characters in them. Johns suspicions of the character of this would be thief as, all of Gerald’s favorite characters were on the younger end.

            The next few days went like that and, Despite the new member of Roses little group, John was happy as he was getting closer to Rose. Over those days he also stalked Gerald online and discovered some questionable behavior. Eventually through hacking Gerald’s computer, John finally had enough evidence to destroy the would be interloper.

            John had found thousands of images that could get gerald in huge trouble with the law. This calmed john as he knew that soon enouph Gerald would be behind bars and unable to ever speak to Rose again.

            After going through the day as usual John enacted his plan. He first planted some evidence from Geralds own computer on one of the computers that the school had then called the police when he was alone. The cops came in and inspected the computer system and by the end of the day Gerald was drug off the campus in hand cuffs. He would be convicted with five years prison and registered in a list prohibiting going within fifty feet of anyone at a school. Gerald was gone and John was confident that he finally had Rose all to himself.

 Chapter 6

            After finding out why Gerald was arrested Rose was disgusted with the guy and decided to stick with john. The good times only lasted a couple of weeks and during that time john was getting closer and closer to his Rose.

            However, after Wendell’s death Shawn had fallen into a small depression. During this depression his girl friend had dumped him because he wouldn’t spend time with her. After this Shawn Johnson did the worst thing he could to, the worst nightmare of John, Shawn noticed the existence of Rose. Whats worse is, as soon as Shawn came over to say Hi to rose, John learned where he stood in his relationship with Rose. He was a friend, a close friend, But still just a friend.

            Not only that but Shawn had figured out after Dawson’s gang didt immediately dissipate that, there was a new leader and he had seen John giving them instruction. Shawn didn’t like John. He thought of John as a stalker and a neurotic freak. As such, He proceeded to try and separate John from Rose.

            Over several painful weeks Shawn pushed John out of Roses life, further and further.

            It wasn’t like John wasn’t fighting back, he was. During those weeks he tried everything he could to stop Shawn from pushing him away . Every attempt failed and he no longer had Dawson’s gang because of the car accident a bit ago. Eventually however, the push back stopped, he never got any closer, but at least he wasn’t moving further back. This equilibrium was torturous however as he no longer attended the group lunches, no longer was able to talk to her often, every gain he had made for months had been undone within a couple of weeks. John however was a patient man, he could wait, after all, Rose didn’t actually like Shawn right?

            It was a week before the homecoming dance and, in Johns mind, It was the last chance he would have to win Roses heart. He however had already lost as, during a lunch he couldn’t go to, Shawn had already been asked and, had said accepted. John hadn’t figured this out until after he asked her though.

            One day John came up to rose and asked if she would like to go to the dance with him. A sad look came across Roses face as she said that she was already going with Shawn and, soon after john went through a roller coaster of emotion related to loss. Upon hearing about it from Rose he ran. For the next couple of days didn’t even go to school, instead he sulked in his room and slowly stewed with his disappointment and anger and the rejection.

            When John came back he was in a sad phase and people seemed legitimately worried about him. People were asking him what was wrong and who had hurt him but under that sadness was an intense, seething rage towards the one who had taken his rose from him.

            After John started a couple of fights in the school, Been called into the principals office, and even sent to the school councilor, Shawn too was worried about John. He couldn’t find him however, because john was skipping class and sulking on the roof. At lunch Shawn went up to the roof and found him. He looked with a worried expression wondering what he might have done to bring on such a change in the freaks character.

            Seeing Shawn up on the roof with him John stood and looked strait at him. Shawn looked slightly worried at the fact that this guy was looking at him but was more curius about what John meant as John asked, “Why…”. Shawn looked confused at this but didnt have time to respond as john said in a slightly more angry tone, “Why did you take my Rose!”.

            Shawn questioned this assumption of Rose being John’s but couldn’t finish as john interrupted him with, “She was everything to me, and you took her you…” Shawn had already started to aproch slowly thinking that John needed some help. John spoke as Shawn approached, “YOU TOOK MY ROSE RIGHT FROM UNDER ME YOU BASTARD!”

            With that Shawn was about to back up but he couldnt get away and was hit with a mean right hook and then an upper cut. Shawn reciprocated and the fight on the roof continued for hours. John was weaker but more skilled and Shawn was stronger and less skilled. From the outside the two combatants would appear to be evenly matched, however, John was pushing Shawn back towards the fence slightly.

            The two fought for a long time both now in a druken stuper hitting each other again and again. Eventually however John pushed in his anger one step too far. He stepped into shawns center of balance and hit Shawn’s gut with his knee. Shawn tiptoed back from his breath knocked out of him then off the opening in the fence.

            Time slowed as John regained control of his actions and watched as Shawn fell off of the building. He watched as time seemed to slow. Shawn tumbled down the five stories and landed head first a few feet in front of Rose with a, “Splat!”

            Seeing this John went to his knees looking at his hands with a shocked expression. He eventually regained his composure and, before the police arrived to question everybody. John knew well what had happened but the story he came up with was ingenius. John had tried to commit suicide and Shawn had tried to get john away from the ledge before falling off himself. The police arived at the scene and questioned everybody. Johns story checked out as several people reported that John had been depressed after his rejection by Rose.

            After school was let out early due to the death John went down to the exit of the school to see Rose and maybe walk her back home. John then saw the effect of his own actions as Rose, looking scared and shocked by the death she had seen right in front of her, ran up and hugged John and buried her face in his chest crying.

            She had lost everybody that had ever loved her save one, John. And as such, would grip onto the only thing that hadn’t left her or been revealed to be some terrible monster. She would never leave him. He had gotten rose, in doing so however he had destroyed the very things he loved about her the most.

Yandere Tale By Samuel Clayton

Yandere Tale

By Samuel Clayton

Chapter (3-4)

Chapter 3

            John’s labors were not over however because, after only a week of having no challengers for Roses heart, One seemed to show up out of nowhere. His name was timothy right and he was a thin and short kid who, although he was only a Junre in High-school, looked as if he was a freshman. He had light brown hair and hazel eyes that appeared at least twice as big under his thick glasses. He joined the group a week after Jessica’s family moved out of town, after meeting Samuel. There were two problems that john had with the kid, first of all he liked Rose, and second of all he was completely clean. He had committed no crimes, done nothing wrong. There was nothing john could use to control him.

            At first, John was only suspicous of the kid and, so far, the kid hadn’t done anything to enact Johns wrath. John was patient but, over a few weeks, Timothy had been getting closer and closer to Rose. John finally hit his breaking point when the new guy had become a core member of Roses inner circle. John wasn’t going to take any chances this time, Timothy would have to go.

            To this end john acted on what he did know about the kid. First of all he was weak, not only physically but mentally. Secondly the kids family babied him. With all of this information in hand john concocted his plan. Johns plan went like this, first he would become Timothy’s friend, he would then, have the remainder of Jimmy’s old gang of bullies bully him physically while John did so over the internet until Timothy had been good and broken down. John predicted that, if John acted like a good friend at that point, then he would become the cornerstone of the kids sanity. Then as he did to Jimmy he would drop him, throw him under the bus and, his family would soon after move their poor son was hurt by the school. After that, John would finally have his love all to himself.

            To this end john both supported the creation of, and joined Timothy’s one Hobby, Computers. John pushed the kid to make a computer club and in support, Rose and the others joined also. John also convinced several other people to join the club to make Timothy feel better.

            He started the bullying campaign soon after the founding of the computer club. Using a variety of methods and different social media platforms and accounts. At first he didn’t see many results but after a week of his online bullying as well as the bullying from Jimmies gang john started to see results.

            John learned that Timothy had been hiding this from his parents and others really well because, on this occasion he seemed to suddenly become sullen and depressed. Rose, to johns chagrin tried to help but, it failed. The rest of Johns plan took place when, at the appointed moment all of the members john had promoted the club too left. With that the last thing that Timothy had been using as a coping mechanism dissipated and he was now in shambles. Johns plan had worked to more then the intended effect and the next day Timothy wasn’t around. His parents had moved away because their poor Timmy had been hurt by this town. With this john hoped to have his Rose all to himself for once.

 Chapter 3

            John’s labors were not over however because, after only a week of having no challengers for Roses heart, One seemed to show up out of nowhere. His name was timothy right and he was a thin and short kid who, although he was only a Junre in High-school, looked as if he was a freshman. He had light brown hair and hazel eyes that appeared at least twice as big under his thick glasses. He joined the group a week after Jessica’s family moved out of town, after meeting Samuel. There were two problems that john had with the kid, first of all he liked Rose, and second of all he was completely clean. He had committed no crimes, done nothing wrong. There was nothing john could use to control him.

            At first, John was only suspicous of the kid and, so far, the kid hadn’t done anything to enact Johns wrath. John was patient but, over a few weeks, Timothy had been getting closer and closer to Rose. John finally hit his breaking point when the new guy had become a core member of Roses inner circle. John wasn’t going to take any chances this time, Timothy would have to go.

            To this end john acted on what he did know about the kid. First of all he was weak, not only physically but mentally. Secondly the kids family babied him. With all of this information in hand john concocted his plan. Johns plan went like this, first he would become Timothy’s friend, he would then, have the remainder of Jimmy’s old gang of bullies bully him physically while John did so over the internet until Timothy had been good and broken down. John predicted that, if John acted like a good friend at that point, then he would become the cornerstone of the kids sanity. Then as he did to Jimmy he would drop him, throw him under the bus and, his family would soon after move their poor son was hurt by the school. After that, John would finally have his love all to himself.

            To this end john both supported the creation of, and joined Timothy’s one Hobby, Computers. John pushed the kid to make a computer club and in support, Rose and the others joined also. John also convinced several other people to join the club to make Timothy feel better.

            He started the bullying campaign soon after the founding of the computer club. Using a variety of methods and different social media platforms and accounts. At first he didn’t see many results but after a week of his online bullying as well as the bullying from Jimmies gang john started to see results.

            John learned that Timothy had been hiding this from his parents and others really well because, on this occasion he seemed to suddenly become sullen and depressed. Rose, to johns chagrin tried to help but, it failed. The rest of Johns plan took place when, at the appointed moment all of the members john had promoted the club too left. With that the last thing that Timothy had been using as a coping mechanism dissipated and he was now in shambles. Johns plan had worked to more then the intended effect and the next day Timothy wasn’t around. His parents had moved away because their poor Timmy had been hurt by this town. With this john hoped to have his Rose all to himself for once.

 Chapter 4

            At the beginning of the last semester there were no problems in johns quest to claim his Rose. Her friends, Both sam and Erica were suspicious of John after it seemed that for the past while everything had been going according to some plan. For very good reason too they suspected. John had committed his plans without considering Samuel and Erica in his calculations. The situation only got worse when, a new challenger entered the arena, Wendell Johnson.
            He was as shy and modest individual that, though was rather introverted, if you talked about something like history or literature, would socially blossom. He was sandy haired with bright green eyes that were said to read the minds of those he looked at. He also had another side to him. That of the second place individual in the school. His brother was the most popular, smartest and best looking guy in school, Shawn Johnson.

            Shawn was the person that everyone wanted to be, even john. The older brother of Wendell was sandy haired just like his brother but had the body of an action hero. He always had white teeth and blue eyes that could make any girl swoon. Not only that but he was the only reason that John had only the second best grades. Shawn was the quarter back of the football team and alos the nicest guy in the school. John was lucky that Shawn wasn’t after Rose as well.

            John had already come up with an idea to get rid of Roses friends but also how to get rid of Wendell. After all Wendell had eyes for Rose, and that simply wouldn’t do, not at all. To start with, John would get rid of Roses interloping friends. John knew that, in the time between Jessica moving out and this time, Samuel and Erica had gotten together. Johns plan was simple, too simple. John merely spread rumors all over the internet and social media spreading every bad thing that Samuel and Erica had done in their entire life. Not only did that work but it worked too well. Sam and Erica not only separated, but, because of their habits, they were ejected from Roses group of friends.

            Within the week he had her only closest friends gone and his rose was all to himself. That weekend, before john could get rid of Wendell how he planned an unfortunate accident. After a party john was throwing that weekend, on their way back home, the remaining members of Jimmy’s gang had gotten into a car accident with Wendell Johnson. The accident killed everyone involved. The latest victory came at a great cost, John had lost a valuable piece in his game to Claim his lovely Rose.