Archive for June, 2013

What is done in the night . . .

Posted: June 12, 2013 by lukacsbetsy in BetsyL, Queen of Kings

What is done in the night reveals itself to the sun.

Emotions are caught with the wind but contained by the rain.

I was forced to love in Rome.

My soul was captive by the board.

Our children were a result of power.

There are no connections.

But then there is Cleopatra.

Her beauty paralyzed my vision.

Her voice was a new ecstasy while her soul danced

with me hand in hand.

I fell in love with every chamber of her heart.

Even the doors that have yet to be opened.

-Mark Antony

Posted: June 12, 2013 by kaileed7 in KaileeD, Mother Theresa

Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

August 26, 1910


Daughter of Nikola and Drana Bojaxhiu

Baptized August 27, 1910

A nun 1928

Died Mother Teresa

September 5, 1997

Dying mother to all


Posted: June 12, 2013 by Ethan G in EthanG, The Great Unifier of Japan

By Ethan Gartin

My father failed where I shall succeed.
I shall challenge the great Shogun –
Once my armies gain strength.
Tokugawa thought he could sweep Japan after my father’s death,
But NO! –
I will risk everything in denying him such glory.
He aggressively steals Japan
And forces the daimyo to pay for his own construction.
This is unjust!
No more, I say, No more.

I will seek the aid of others and in a few years,
If I can just go undisturbed for a few years,
I shall challenge the Shogun.
I can challenge the Shogun.
I will challenge the Shogun.

– Hidetori, son of Hideyoshi


Posted: June 12, 2013 by Ethan G in EthanG, The Great Unifier of Japan

By Ethan Gartin

Tokugawa Ieyasu looked at the sky and contemplated his life.
He recently crushed the last of his rivals,
Including the only last real threat – Hideyori.
His castle was impenetrable;
His legacy was secure
His city of Edo was booming with trade.
All his work and patience and cunning,
All paying off.
His life was perfect,
Even the breeze which kissed his cheek as it passed
His favorite sakura outside his window.
He finished his last will and testament, so
With no other deeds needing accomplished,
He decided to rest.
A long awaited rest,
Following a life of honor and achievement.

Absence of a Great Man

Posted: June 12, 2013 by Ethan G in EthanG, The Great Unifier of Japan

The Absence of a Great Man
By Ethan Gartin

– The Year 1616 –
My father Tokugawa Ieyasu,
The Great former Shogun who preceded me,
Established the most powerful empire in the history of Japan.
He has created a peace which I predict will last some time.
His absence pains my spirit;
My pain is only trumped by my pride.
I am honored to have been his son and his successor.
Before he sickened and died, the
Glorious Shogun had accomplished what
Centuries of other warriors had attempted and failed:
He brought peace to all of Japan
And an empire to fit his family.
As I watch the cherry blossoms slowly fall onto his newly dug grave,
I can only imagine what history will say about such a great man,
Tokugawa Ieyasu.