Paws & Pens: Lies my Mind Feeds my Heart

for some reason my mind tells my heart “it is strong to struggle” “love is for the weak” “we are born alone, we will die alone” “you don’t deserve it anyway” “it is strong to keep a mask” “it is strong to break, as long as nobody else sees it” so my heart follows, my…

Paws & Pens: A Solemn Concrete River

Hey guys!! We’re back again today with a student submission from el-Aurens Ximenis!! I hope you enjoy! A solemn concrete river In between the rolling plains of freshest green Becomes a bustling civil hub Filled with more concrete streams Inventing the wheel and fire Gave our species a renewed hope Yet no longer do we…

Paws & Pens: As a Story

Trail soft fingers down my spine,And slowly ease the cover open.I will let my pages flutter,Falling softlyOn each side.Don’t force me open,Or my spine will crack.Softly, gently,Cherish the pages I show you,And in due time,Let me show you the rest,Until we get to the blank,Unwritten ending,Waiting for your ink-To fill in a chapter for yourselfIn…

Paws & Pens: 11 Limericks About Europe

Hey guys, sorry for the late article!! Here’s an amazing submission from el-Aurens Ximenis. Limericks are meant to be funny so we both hope you enjoy! 🙂 I once knew a man from FranceWho walked with an interesting stanceWhen he put his left leg forthHis spine would contortAnd the man did a strange little dance…

Paws & Pens: Salt to the Sea

Perhaps when the fire rained, And the motherland burned, There was no one left to blame. Perhaps when the pipe dream ends, And nothing was earned, They finally see past pretend. Perhaps when the children screamed, And the despair churned, Our tears washed salt to the sea.

Paws & Pens: May Flowers Bloom On Your Birthday

May flowers bloom on your birthday, For you are the light sun and the spring rain. Your smile chases dark clouds away; Your smile erases my pain. May birds sing for you on your birthday, For your beauty inspires ode upon ode. Your eyes are bright, warm as rays, And your fair skin fairly glowed….

Paws & Pens: My Daughter

HALLOWEEN EDITION!!! Here’s a short story to scare you witless so it actually feels like Halloween today 🙂 Enjoy! —————————————————————————————————————————————– I love my daughter. I was devastated when she disappeared on a Tuesday night. I remember waking up to a crash, before running to see if she was alright. Her bed was rumpled, sheets twisted…

Paws & Pens: Forty Six Pots of Parabolic Sobriety

ROUND 2 OF STUDENT SUBMISSIONS!! This is another one by el-Aurens Ximenis, whose poetry prowress is beyond compare. This poem is a tad somber and a little disturbing, but truly profound and thought-provoking. Enjoy! My vision is out of whack, I can’t see white or black. Axiomatic phrases flash by me, I’m red and dead all…

Paws & Pens: The Second Age of Stone

OUR FIRST STUDENT SUBMISSION THIS YEAR!! A poem by the ever ambitious el-Aurens Ximenis, whose real name must not be mentioned for reasons of anonymity. Please enjoy this amazing poem and feel free to send in any of YOUR work (poems or short stories) to be featured on KISToday :’) Into the dirt, A flag…

Paws & Pens: A Fancy for Veracity

He had a fancy for veracity; I lied to myself everyday. And yet. He loved me all the same. He had a liking of smiles; I cried buckets everyday. And yet. He loved me all the same. He had a fondness for beauty; I scarred my skin everyday. And yet. He loved me all the…