darlaka
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Joined 04-13-04, id: 408013
Author has written 46 stories for Life, Song, Love, Friendship, General, Family, Humor, Work, and Politics.
*ahem* And now, a word from your resident artist...

My real name is far less poetic, in my opinion, than my pen name. And just because I like being mysterious, we'll leave it at that :)

A little more about me can be shared, however. I'm 19 years old, and I'm in college. Currently, I have no major, but hopefully that'll change in the next year or so.

Interest wise, I tend to sway towards the arts. In addition to writing poetry, I'm a musician (I play clari, bass clari, and bari sax). Jazz is a big part of my life. I also dabble in drawing, and I'm also getting pretty good at graphic design.

In words of my life other than that, I let my poetry speak for me.

Darlaka*

(P.S. I really appreciate reviews, no matter how insignifigant :D)

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Nugget Eaters by Kevin Griffis reviews
Frustration at work leads to an oddly rhyming outburst
Poetry: Work - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 420 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/14/2004
Sax by Mayaj reviews
No, it's not a spelling error. As in the Saxophone. It's about performing. Every week I go up on stage and replenish my stock of souls :)
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/11/2004
Smile and Oblige by Aquarius Starlight reviews
A lady orders nachos from me... sounds simple doesnt it? guess again...
Poetry: Work - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/4/2004
Numbers are Never Wrong by Angel Snowson reviews
This is something I wrote about the Holocaust. Not something for the kids to read for a while. Slightly graphic.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2004
Hot Dogs and Tacos by Ryan Patrick Bailey reviews
Hmm, yeah...well, I think the title is enough to describe this good ol' one
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/10/2004
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Old Gray Plastic reviews
About the headset I have to wear for drive-thru
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2004
A Night in Grill reviews
7 hours in grill will do strange things to your mind.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/16/2004
Dear Stupid Customer reviews
Addressed to those people that always make my life more difficult.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/11/2004
Less of a Woman reviews
Questioning society's views of the "perfect woman"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2004
My Favorite Commercial reviews
you know those ebay commercials with the guy singing? I love one of them
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2004
America's Irony reviews
Should be self-explanitory
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/28/2004
Short Verse
For Dan...who's always there for me
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 6/28/2004
Breaktime
You'd be suprised how cool 20 minutes can be
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Published: 6/28/2004
My Little Secret
can I tell you a little secret?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Published: 6/28/2004
Last Night's Dream
Poem based on a dream I had
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Published: 6/15/2004
Night Owl
I'm not an insomniac, I just sleep late
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 6/11/2004
Dingus reviews
Another limerick about another good friend, Dingus
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/11/2004
Jazzy G
Limerick about my good friend, G
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Published: 6/11/2004
This is What I Wish to Say
Villanelle delivering a not-so-easy-message
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 6/11/2004
Heart vs Heart
A sonnet about a confusing situation
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 6/11/2004
Sometimes
How I feel sometimes
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Published: 6/11/2004
Drivethru Blues reviews
If you were standing next to me when I was working, this is probably what you would hear.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/3/2004
Let Me See reviews
My second villanelle, questioning the feelings of a signifigant other
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/3/2004
Two Lovers reviews
a little verse to try and capture a moment
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2004
To My Father reviews
A cynical, bitter taunt to my absent parent
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/17/2004
Two Hearts
Another poem I wrote during high school about the healing benefits of someone to love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Published: 4/17/2004
Today
A message to my first boyfriend
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Published: 4/17/2004
I Bet reviews
A snide, cynical piece I wrote during high school.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/17/2004
To Whom it May Concern
This was written for a specific person, but I believe that it can apply to everyone.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Published: 4/17/2004
tion reviews
A verse I wrote awhile ago, as an experiment with rhyme
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/17/2004
The Day Dolphy Died
A sonnet in memory of my favorite jazz musician and inspiration, Eric Dolphy.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Published: 4/15/2004
My Little Addiction to Mountain Dew
That wonderful drink calls me
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Published: 4/15/2004
A Simple Dream reviews
Thoughts while watching one sleep
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2004
Ode de Pajama Pants reviews
I love my blue fleece pants!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004
Love Sonnet reviews
An italian love sonnet, Darlaka style
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004
Different Lens reviews
The philosophical side of myself
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 42 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2004
Regret reviews
For that love that didn't work out
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2004
A Lover Apart
The classic "I miss my lover so much" inspiration
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Published: 4/13/2004
Suburbanite Queen reviews
A little message for the woman I love to hate...
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004
Would You Care? reviews
Questioning if the ones you care about return the feelings
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2004
Winter Day
Solitary walk through the snow
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Published: 4/13/2004
Sunset
Winter twilight in the Midwest
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Published: 4/13/2004
Lost Child
Difficult years of growing up
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 320 - Published: 4/13/2004
Lone Figure reviews
Inspiration comes from the strangest of places
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 42 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2004
I Wish
A personal message to one whom I was falling for at one time in the past
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 4/13/2004
Muse
A short dedication to the one who inspires me to write so much
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Published: 4/13/2004
Life reviews
The irony of life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004
You reviews
Inspired and written for one of my good friends
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004
Daytime Slumber reviews
Thoughts while falling asleep
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2004
Hail! The Trumpet Calls!
Villanelle envisioning a street festival
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Published: 4/13/2004
Rapture reviews
simple verse dedicated to my muse and lover
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2004