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RC | Shorts & Stories

Postby rc44 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:49 am

A lot of my writing came in bunches around 2008-2010 when I was writing under the moniker of "Young Mountain". I wrote a lot about lost love, battling demons and some shorts about dream lands. I found a lot of my old shorts from that time and I'll share a couple here. It's interesting to read things from the past, it gives me a great look at how I have grown, changed and just gained a bit more life experience. Anyway, some old shorts are below. I really hope reading a lot of the writing here inspires me to write more


SCARS FULL OF GOLD
I believe in your victory
because It's the only way out of this mess we've created.
Stuck in a barrel of emptiness and fueled by despair,
I can no longer have you living here.
You're an outsider disguised as a jailbreak
a destruction of myself

When its all said and done-
what of this will be saved.
Lost like the coastline in a haze of fog,
the secrets of this path
will dissolve into nothing.

Forever fumbling towards a life that was never there-
can we get back to today, while forgetting yesterday and not living for tomorrow?
or will you shoulder it like the crashing of heavy waves
eager to show your strength,
when your eyes concede
that everything is broken
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Postby rc44 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:51 am

I remember writing this and trying to use imagery as the tool to the story of a girl bringing her imagination to life.
FOREVER WE GO
Today is collapsing around a series of accidents.
Yet, the snow angels she makes every evening are not aware;
Only when she called them by name, would their eyes lighten bright.

The Snowmen grew large, in a perfect row, from small to tall.
She would always make sure they could see everything all around.
It scared the others;
To see the eyes follow them,
everywhere in silence.
But it forever made the dim outside light of #2231 feel safe.

The shadow of the moon glistened in the snow, like a spotlight above her.
With her sleeves rolled, she would finish the final touches, to the angels flight.
The howling wind seemed to whisper back thank you;
And she would smile

She would remember the time when it would all come to life.
When the broken streetlight would comfort her, with a forgiving saving grace
Yet, the raw cold hands of winter, would let her mind wander with thoughts
of chocolate & goodnight kisses.

Inside,
the smell of coco would send her lips to quiver with thirst.
The crackle of fire, surrendered to her ear the memories of warmth.
Inside the touches always felt real
And the empty bottle always said full
It had to change, if only for the morning

Above,
The third floor window continued to be her favorite
For every Christmas she would look out & see the sunshine bright.
Her favorite window continued to fool her eyes,
And take her to a winter wonderland.
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Postby rc44 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:50 am

[Crosses
We are all losing something,
forever out running the grasp of the past
we are powerless;
but only by the voice of choice can it continue.
The intrigue is blinding
and the moments yield unsure;
the faults bubble at the surface
yet, you remain relentless
the mechanical heart you desire
doesn't fit your soul.
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Postby rc44 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:54 am

This is a piece I put together around six years ago. Such a different place. I wrote a lot pieces based on my story, but I also like to create characters based on a feeling. This below was the view of a man and his marriage fallen to an end.

I'll start posting some new pieces soon.

Tunnel
You got me discouraged-
Again, Again.
Looking for things to close to discover,
even though I can see your words form in the cold silence
I'm not easily offended.
Today I'll forget to think out loud.

Our future drowned the other day
that tunnel your looking for has no escape.
surrounded by your truths & fears
it will exploit you & then
you'll be on your own
you'll be on your own

I don't need to be put back together
your puzzle should be solved first
Its not that I'm careless;
your shiver cold skin told me your choice
what can I say ?
what is left to say?

I'll do this without you.....
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Postby rc44 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:09 am

Another short under the Young Mountain moniker. This piece was written from the view of two young kids in love running away from a life that no longer suited them.

Steady.Easy.Wait
The thoughts upstairs are warm with crazy
sitting in private we can brush it all away.
When you lie from behind the image
we appreciate it;
because you're revolting, in a make believe way.
and it gives us a reason to break your heart - the exit sign in sight.

The frantic fit of lust crashes,
can you tell me now how it use to be.
We are not crazy-
the lessons you learned were encrypted,
because it's effortless with us, in a make believe way-
and it gives us a reason to tell tales,
that you soon forget.

Sleepless nights,
even on the quiet street.
We cannot find our way, it's faded to the inside.
I must say - I need you to listen-
So we can go far; and we'll find a place to hide along the way.
With no names, we will raise ourselves-
and leave this make believe behind
our hearts
crazy
to forget.
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Postby AliceElite » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:18 am

rc44 wrote:
Tunnel
Spoiler: show
You got me discouraged-
Again, Again.
Looking for things to close to discover,
even though I can see your words form in the cold silence
I'm not easily offended.
Today I'll forget to think out loud.

Our future drowned the other day
that tunnel your looking for has no escape.
surrounded by your truths & fears
it will exploit you & then
you'll be on your own
you'll be on your own

I don't need to be put back together
your puzzle should be solved first
Its not that I'm careless;
your shiver cold skin told me your choice
what can I say ?
what is left to say?

I'll do this without you.....



This is so amazing. The line "our future drowned the other day" is incredible and sets up that entire stanza perfectly. <3
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Re: RC | Shorts & Stories

Postby ravenrussell » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:16 am

rc44 wrote:Another short under the Young Mountain moniker. This piece was written from the view of two young kids in love running away from a life that no longer suited them.

Steady.Easy.Wait
The thoughts upstairs are warm with crazy
sitting in private we can brush it all away.
When you lie from behind the image
we appreciate it;
because you're revolting, in a make believe way.
and it gives us a reason to break your heart - the exit sign in sight.

The frantic fit of lust crashes,
can you tell me now how it use to be.
We are not crazy-
the lessons you learned were encrypted,
because it's effortless with us, in a make believe way-
and it gives us a reason to tell tales,
that you soon forget.

Sleepless nights,
even on the quiet street.
We cannot find our way, it's faded to the inside.
I must say - I need you to listen-
So we can go far; and we'll find a place to hide along the way.
With no names, we will raise ourselves-
and leave this make believe behind
our hearts
crazy
to forget.


I love this one, and the first one on this thread a whole lot. "The thoughts upstairs are warm with crazy," is one of the best lines I've read in awhile. Thank you for sharing your heart and soul. I'll continue reading this thread. I'm an avid poetry buff, and I love these additions to Ninja.
Peace to all.
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Re: RC | Shorts & Stories

Postby ink » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:21 am

rc44 wrote:
SCARS FULL OF GOLD
I believe in your victory
because It's the only way out of this mess we've created.
Stuck in a barrel of emptiness and fueled by despair,
I can no longer have you living here.
You're an outsider disguised as a jailbreak
a destruction of myself

When its all said and done-
what of this will be saved.
Lost like the coastline in a haze of fog,
the secrets of this path
will dissolve into nothing.

Forever fumbling towards a life that was never there-
can we get back to today, while forgetting yesterday and not living for tomorrow?
or will you shoulder it like the crashing of heavy waves
eager to show your strength,
when your eyes concede
that everything is broken


word! i feel that
we are, what we allow to occupy us..





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