Amani Ishikawa
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Joined 05-15-04, id: 413462, Profile Updated: 01-16-09
Author has written 32 stories for General, Life, Love, Work, Haiku, General, Historical, and School.

Real name: Diane

Location: Southeast Missouri

Age: 26

Sign: Virgo

Fave color: Blue

Fave Authors and Poets: Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, among others

Fave Music: Evanescence, Linkin Park, lots of oldies and classical music.

Hobbies: Reading manga, reading novels, watching anime, flying, music, writing, and collecting stamps.

Favorite Quote: "Do not seek illumination unless you seek it as a man whose head is on fire seeks a pond." -Sri Ramakrishna

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Ugly Beauty reviews
From "The High School Collection". How the small world of high school looks from the point of view of a complete social outcast.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Too Late to Say Goodbye reviews
From the "High School Collection." A poem about solitude and unwanted isolation.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Tomboy reviews
From the "High School Collection". A poem about a girl who doesn't fit in.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
The Outcast's Prayer
From the "High School Collection". More musings while sitting alone at the lunch table.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Star
From the "High School Collection". What it would be to hang suspended above the world and be beautiful and free of transgressions of the very soul.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Real
From the "High School Collection". A poem of suffering.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Outsider
From the "High School Collection". A poem reflecting the true self that longs to reveal itself but cannot and such remains hidden behind a mask.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Ode to a Faceless Friend
From the "High School Collection". If we could see how our actions affect others through the misty years of the future, perhaps we would choose to do things differently.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
In the Past
A scarred heart asks for patience when it is healing.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
I Have Eyes
From the "High School Collection". Musings from ten years ago while sitting alone at the lunch table pondering our world's fate if things do not change.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Have You Ever
From the "High School Collection". A poem that speaks from the heart of one who begs to be seen by their peers.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Hard to Let Go
From the "High School Collection". Elementary years filled with rejection from one's peers are difficult to let go even in adulthood.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Finding Strength
From the "High School Collection". How does one find the strength to move through every day life when that life is lived amongst those who hate you?
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Elegy for Nicole
On the loss of someone dear to the author. Composed in 1996.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Cheated
From the "High School Collection". A poem on how actions and words can rob a person of their humanity.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 2/10/2010
Humiliation
From the "High School Collection". A poem that reflects the damages of the inability to show one's emotions in the face of humiliation.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Leap reviews
From the "High School Collection". A suicide poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald reviews
First in a set of songs I am turning into short stories. This one is actually a true story because they don't have a non-fiction option here , and is one I wrote for my mother who is a native of Duluth, MN. The lyrics belong to their respectful owners.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,371 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/26/2009 - Complete
The Barbie Pink Body Cast reviews
A first person narrative on being put in a Barbie pink body cast at seven years old.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,774 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/16/2009 - Complete
3 Haikus for Sheba reviews
It is strange how an animal can become an integral part of your life and your family. Like a person, their companionship is missed when they pass on. Three haiku dedicated to my late German shepherd, Sheba.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/2/2005
First Solo
A poem for my husband about the joy of your fist solo flight.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Published: 8/2/2005
Rabbits
Another writing assignment. A narrative on rabbits in my yard back home and my dog chasing them. My summary stinks on this. Sorry!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 8/2/2005
Invisible
A poem about alienation.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Published: 7/30/2005
ExGirlfriend reviews
Don't you hate it when an ex messes with what's yours? A triolet dedicated to this annoyance.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/30/2005
I Hate Fridays reviews
A type of poem called a 'sestina' written as a writing assignment. I chose to do one about my former job at McDonald's.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 359 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/30/2005
Infatuation reviews
A sonnet I did about a guy who is in love with a girl who is already engaged.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/30/2005
Above the Clouds Second Form reviews
Almost the same poem except its written in Cinquain recipe form.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/30/2005
Above the Clouds reviews
A syllable form cinquain about flying with my husband.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/30/2005
Mirrors
An assignment for my Poetry class - a self poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 7/30/2005
Moving Day
A poem I wrote when I moved from my hometown.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Published: 7/30/2005
Learning from Experience
A poem that I wrote about my parents who have taught me everything I know about hard work and sacrifice.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 7/30/2005
Sky Cowboy reviews
A poem I came up with after watching an airshow - later used as a school assignment.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/30/2005