PhoenixPhoenixPhoenix by Malaikah
How knowing are you, fire bird;
You who lived a hundred years?
What have you learned and heard
Of mortals and their fears?
How happy are you, fire bird;
You who've flown a hundred years?
What distant lands have you known
And is it worth your tears?
And how lonely are you, fire bird;
When fire claims your hundred years?
And would you sell the things you've learned
To have someone who holds you dear?
The IBOFThe Invisible Bright Orange FerretThe IBOF by Malaikah
I wipe away the dust of sleep from my eyes. Mornings always make me feel unsettled. Dully, my body like mud, I pulled my way out of bed. It was like a struggle. Every step away from the soft, welcoming mattress would initiate its cries. I could hear it, the bed, calling to me. Come back! Come to us! We have cookies! Well bugger, I thought as I reluctantly ignored their pleas. It was tempting yes but the dark side doles out chocolate chip and Ive their work to do. I have a piece I have to write. Creative non-fiction. That is after I stop feeling lazy.
It beckoned to me, my computer, that place of work and play. I was not crazy. I knew what I had to do. I sat down and immediately opened a game. What can I say? I had all the time in the world and besides; I did not quite know how to begin my work.
Perhaps the biggest marvel of the Internet is that other people are there. Hello, I know youre there. You cant see me and I cant
Will it End in Ice and Fire?Will it End in Ice and Fire?Will it End in Ice and Fire? by Malaikah
Will it be ice and fire
That ends the world in the twelfth hour?
Will the Earth sing its final knell?
Or, in the end, will there be no bells?
No keening sounds or sudden warning,
No possible way to give time to mourning.
Will the doomsday clock move to eleven?
Or will we not be allowed that small heaven?
That one small window to change our ways,
That one last chance to extend our days.
What if the world were to end in void?
So quick. So fast. We can't avoid.
Perhaps it is true that it will end out loud
Or perhaps, when it ends, there will be no sound.