Archer In The Shadows
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Joined 05-28-03, id: 356799
Author has written 90 stories for Friendship, Life, Love, Essay, War, Nature, General, Religion, and Biography.
You're human, it happens

3/18/05. Life is so good. Whenever you doubt it, listen to the birds singing or a child's laughter...

Name: Lisa, although I have a billion different nicknames.
Location: Our lovely basement which this computer inhabits.
Religion: It shouldn't matter. But I'm Christian.
School: CHS. Ha. That could be anything.
Favorite Author: J. R. R. Tolkien by far; also Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Jerry Spinelli, and more that aren't coming to my mind at this moment.
Hobbies: Writing (you'd never have guessed, I'm sure), reading, walking outside, playing ice hockey
I Write: My poetry is basically whatever floats into my head, so it's not bound to be anything good at all. I write fantasy though, but I'm so paranoid about plagiarism, so those aren't going up any time soon.
Likes: Friends. Family. Hockey. Writing. Forests. The moon and the stars. French. Quenya. Fantasy. Dreaming. Philosophy. The sea. And the list goes on. Quotes

“For many are called but few are chosen” -Matthew 22:14

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘compared to what?’” -Sydney Harris

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be” -Douglas Adams

“Hitch your wagon to a star” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“May you live every day of your life” -Jonathan Swift

“This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it” -William James

“Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart” -William Butler Yeats

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby” -Ruth Renkel

“Some people are brave, others are just too stupid to be afraid” -Philip R. Breeze

“He who has never hoped can never despair” -William Shakespeare

“The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins” -Heywood Brown

“Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod” -Aristophanes

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” -Dr. Seuss

“Little by little, one travels far” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“The real hero is a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else” -Umberto Eco

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory” -writing on a locker-room wall

“The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind” -John Allston

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Simple Goodbye reviews
The time comes when you have to give it up. (Dedicated to my Blue Devils of 2004-2005)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/17/2005
Painting reviews
Sometimes it doesn't hurt to go outside the lines.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/14/2005
Never Forever reviews
Nothing lasts forever, but don't despair when they fade.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8/2005
Princess reviews
Hypocrisy and spite and angst... joyous. For someone: Are you too precious for us?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/8/2005
SecretKeeper reviews
It's a bit spiteful... about someone who thinks their pain is above everyone else's
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/8/2005
By My Side reviews
Those that you love never really leave you. (I had a bit of a drama-queen moment writing this)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/1/2005
On the Mend reviews
It is so good to see a widow smiling again.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/16/2005
I Never Told You reviews
Take it whichever way you like.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 293 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2005
Chin Up reviews
For the person I admire most. Never let what others say tear you down.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2005
Wrong reviews
My apology for my inexcusable hypocrisy.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/15/2005
Edge reviews
Some things can't be forgiven- a certain mistake I made is one of them.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/15/2005
Fight On reviews
A motivational speech written for those out there who keep losing no matter how hard they try. Specifically for my Blue Devils.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 833 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2005
Portrait reviews
A picture is worth a thousand words, and at times, they are best left unspoken.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 418 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/21/2005
Painful Beauty reviews
Have we sunk so low as to tune out the simple beauty the earth has to offer? Or worse, destrory it?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 245 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/4/2005
For Brandon reviews
Written for Brandon Keith Ladue, who passed away 12/22/04 at the age of 11. He was a good friend...
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 590 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/26/2004
Duty reviews
This is what you get from reviewing your notes about Plato and Socrates before sitting down to write a poem...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/26/2004
Pink Rose reviews
It's funny- death comes and goes and you don't realise it until you've faced it, either in yourself or in someone else.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/25/2004
For a Little Angel reviews
Never be afraid. There is always someone watching over you.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/25/2004
Causeless
So many children die for nothing.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Published: 12/25/2004
Rest Sweetly
It is a terrible thing when a child dies for something that wasn't their fault. RIP BKL. I love you.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Published: 12/24/2004
Transitory
When you turn around to look back, they're already gone. (The poem sort of fails at the end)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Published: 12/21/2004
Into the Light reviews
Look on the bright side. Truly.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2004
Never Be Lost reviews
Memories don't leave. (The poem sort of starts to fail at the end... I lost my train of thought)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/19/2004
The World Burns reviews
Ignorance, stupidity, and selfishness... the curse that is humanity.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2004
On Your Own reviews
If you hate your life, stop whining and do something! A/n this was directed specifically at a person
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/14/2004
Dumfounded reviews
To leave her, or help her? She doesn't deserve it, but yet she can't help it.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 12/14/2004
One Step at a Time reviews
I want to abandon you- it's all you deserve, but I can't.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/14/2004
Don't reviews
Humanity will be its own undoing.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 260 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/11/2004
An Undercurrent reviews
It sounds a little over-dramatic, but it's been perplexing me for a long time...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/9/2004
Rekindled Fire of Faith reviews
r&r please. Companion poem to my third book.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 333 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/4/2004
Journey to Bethlehem
The successive poem to "God's Call". It's the continuing story of Mary and Joseph's voyage to Bethlehem. The metre is even worse in this one. It keeps changing.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 287 - Published: 12/4/2004
God's Call
It's not a particularly religious piece of writing, but the story of Mary and the angel Gabriel. The metre in this one isn't constant.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Published: 12/4/2004
Warm Comfort reviews
I seem to have an obsession with the sun lately; not quite sure what it is. No matter what happens, the sun still rises, whether you like it or not. Don't hide from the day.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2004
Twilight Broken reviews
Twilight. Not night, not morning, an obscure time that tricks the senses and the mind... and all too soon it is gone.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/26/2004
No Different reviews
More spiteful than most of my others. Do not think the rest of the world does not suffer.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/21/2004
To The Sun reviews
There's symbolism in here, but I don't know what it is. I don't think; I just write.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/21/2004
Smile, Friend reviews
Keep your head up. Written with Tori in mind.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/15/2004
For Something reviews
I saw a verse from a song written on someone's arm one day in math and this just sort of came to me. Basically, don't lose sight of your purpose.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/15/2004
In Its Path reviews
Take it as you will. It wasn't meant to truly have one meaning.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/15/2004
La Vie en Rose reviews
Life is beautiful.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/9/2004
New Hampshire Sunset reviews
Written when I saw what was possibly the most beautiful setting sun in my entire life. Dedicated to Julie, Matt, Jamie, Coach, Mr. Buonato, Boss, and Nanny.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/9/2004
I Am the Rain reviews
A personal reflection about being part of the world.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/9/2004
The Hour of the Wolf reviews
There is a period just before the sun rises when the world is shrouded in fog. It is a mysterious time when the world is still asleep, and my people call this The Hour of the Wolf.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/9/2004
Coming to a Close reviews
Nothing is forever, especially not good-bye.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/9/2004
No title Neve's Song reviews
Companion-poem to my book. The first half is written in Enladi, a language that I've made up, with the second being the English translation. Short but hopeful.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/9/2004
No title Ettiéve'song
Another companion-poem to one of my books. Even if it looks bleak in the end, you do not have to despair.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Published: 9/9/2004
Sundrops reviews
This one was a spur-of-the-moment thing when my family was in northern Ontario on the shores of Georgian Bay. Beautiful country up there...
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/9/2004
SisterSoul reviews
Dedicated to Tori Peck, my lantern in the dark. I don't know what I'd do without her- she's truly an angel. Unfortunately I seem to have a talent for writing bad poems about amazing friends, but I tried.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/9/2004
The Greatest Person I Know
Wrote this for Wei... if there's any person better than her, I'd like to know who it is. This poem is pretty ugly though; it doesn't do her justice at all.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Published: 9/9/2004
Dream! reviews
Meh... just a bit of thinking. Not particularly a very good one.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/6/2004
No Title Iambic Pentameter reviews
We were assigned this bit of writing in English one day, and this was the result. Very short.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2004
The Clock reviews
Another bit of reflective writing about the way time works.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2004
The Blue and the Grey reviews
Another poem dedicated to both the Confederate and the Union men that fought at Gettysburg. It's mostly written from a Confederate point of view because the content deals with Pickett's Charge, which was, after all, a Confederate assault.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 505 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/6/2004
Gettysburg reviews
When we went to Gettysburg one day, we re-enacted Pickett's Charge, and I was inspired to write this poem honouring the 5,000+ Confederates that died. Dedicated to Samuel Ronk, 28th Virginia Regiment.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 300 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2004
Because reviews
A list of reasons why a certain bunch of kids are so special to me
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/1/2004
Into the Chaos
Sooner or later, you have to face reality.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 5/1/2004
Back Here Again reviews
Good-bye is never forever... (cliché, I know, and not one of my better ones)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/1/2004
Dream Map reviews
Very different from how I normally write, although I was in a very pensive mood when this came into my mind... I'm always so perplexed by dreams.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/1/2004
Season 20032004 reviews
Just a little personal reflection. It's pretty typical, but I've got a story in progress right now based on it...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/1/2004
Take Me Away
Based on the Irish aire "Come By the Hills". Hey, I was in choir; what do you expect?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Published: 5/1/2004
Realisation
Dedicated to my Howard Huskies Peewee B's of 2002-2003, and to my Montgomery Blue Devils u-14 Gold's of 2003-2004. Two different teams with totally different people, and yet I still made the same mistake... but it taught me something.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 156 - Published: 5/1/2004
To the Best of them All reviews
A reflective piece of writing to express my thanks to my best friends in the world.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,255 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/1/2004
Me and My Memories
You can always have more than nothing.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 406 - Published: 2/21/2004
Don't Worry
I don't know what lies ahead, but I'm not afraid. I know I'll come back someday.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Published: 2/21/2004
Back Where I Belong
A little reminiscing of a time long past...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Published: 2/21/2004
Just Us and the Stars reviews
Wouldn't it be great if you and a friend could leave everything behind and spend the rest of your lives underneath the diamond quilt of the sky? ... too bad you can't.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/21/2004
Living Statue
After being told 'no' so many times, you learn to become deaf to their words
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Published: 2/21/2004
Remember That Time reviews
A little reflection on the greatest time of my life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/21/2004
Beat You
People who break their promises never get the best of me
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Published: 2/21/2004
Think of Me
When all your other friends desert you, I'll be there
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Published: 2/21/2004
What You See reviews
Some people are masters of disguise when it comes to hiding what is within them
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 356 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/21/2004
Traveler Without a Compass reviews
r&r please. Sometimes you don't end up where you wanted to be.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
What Are Dreams?
A little pondering of mine... my own thoughts are much too complex to put into writing but I tried...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Published: 12/5/2003
This Season Was Amazing reviews
Just a short one... everything mentioned really did happen sheepish grin
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Spurious Truth reviews
Are our fears real, or do we create them?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Rocks in the Sand
A short one, but it conveys what a memory is to me
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Published: 12/5/2003
Not Anymore reviews
r&r please. Trust is a dangerous thing to give.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Memories of You reviews
Everything comes and goes, but memories last an eternity.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 363 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Memories
A short one; even as time passes, the memory still remains.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Published: 12/5/2003
You Can't
A short one. You've got take chances while you can, because no one lives forever. Inspired by a quote of Ian's.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Published: 12/5/2003
My Mind's Sea
Sometimes you can't tell what a person is hiding.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Published: 12/5/2003
I Have to Jump reviews
r&r please. This one was written on a whim so it's not supposed to be anything spectacular- just something that came to me one day while I was ready to fall asleep in science
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Flames of Faith reviews
r&r please. The companion poem to my first book.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Embers of Faith
r&r please. The companion poem to my second book.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Published: 12/5/2003
Caged Bird reviews
Just because you're trapped doesn't mean you have to give up hope.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/5/2003
A Soul That Lies Within reviews
Giving up or having faith...?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 223 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
So Near reviews
A really short poem, once again written on a whim.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/5/2003
Welcome to My Life reviews
A hockey player's life is a little different... but it's the best one out there
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2003
Enemy Land reviews
Loneliness is a hard burden to bear
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2003
We'll Be Flying reviews
One of the better ones I've written...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/3/2003