RenArcher
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Joined 06-08-04, id: 417895
Author has written 35 stories for War, Friendship, Religion, Life, Essay, Love, Politics, Song, General, and General.

The Minstrel Boy, to the war has gone
In the ranks of death, you’ll find him
His father’s sword, he’s girded on
And his wild harp slung behind him

“Land of Song!” said the warrior bard
“Tho’ all the world betrays thee,
One sword at least, thy rights shall guard
One faithful harp shall praise thee!”

The Minstrel fell, but the foe man’s chains
Could not bring this proud soul under
The harp he loved never spoke again
For he tore its chords asunder

And said, “No chains shall sully thee!”
“Thou soul of love and bravery,
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!"

~The Minstrel Boy: Black Hawk Down

I am a thinker.
I am a writer...
...Well, I try to be.

I express my mind on things that matter and I do it proudly yet softly. I'm not a shouter. I'm a whisperer, a singer and I keep alive the stories I know. I write what appeals to my thoughts and my emotions, for I cannot deny that I am emotional. I will try anything to open up my mind so long as it causes no harm.

I put wax and cotton in my ears to experience deafness.

I bound my feet to a wheelchair for a day to experience, at least to the best extent, being wheelchair-bound.

I do not have to blindfold myself. I am already blind. I was born with under-developed optic nerves. There's no cure, but if there were, I would not accept it.

I am curious however, to knwo what it is like for a day, to have "normal" vision. However, I am afraid.

I am afraid of losing the vision I already have. I am afraid of becoming blind to the diversity of the world. I am afraid of prejudice.

My writings reflect my beliefs, my thoughts and what I see. I see as Erik, the Phantom. I see as Frankenstein's Creation. I see as Adrea Bocelli. I see as the Blind Surgeon.

I see as Myself.

I write instead of crying. I write to honour the stories I've lived and the stories I've been told. I write to honour those I hold dear.

I write to make Erik, the Musketeers, and Frankenstein's Creation proud.

I write to make the fallen warriors of times past and present proud, to assure them that their passing is not in vain.
Titanic...Warriors of old...Ordinary people turned heroes by extraordinary circumstances...

I write to let nothing be forgotten, for someone dear to me taught me a valuable lesson:

"When you Create, Create with Passion!"

This is my Passion.

~~"The candle that burns the brightest is, most often, the shortest lived." - For Pendrell Vodalia II... Rest in Peace, my T'hy'la

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Living Ship
If you asked a mariner of old if his ship was alive, he might have said "Yes". And when a ship goes down, somewhere, someone mourns.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Published: 5/11/2008 - Complete
Sometimes I Wonder reviews
Tonight begins again, an annual tradition of mine in honour of the RMS Titanic. Years ago when I went to the traveling museum, my bare hand and Titanic's bare steel met. On this night, I remember the disaster and its heroes. And on this night, I wonder..
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/14/2008 - Complete
Fiero Horizon
A friend of mine has a Pontiac Fiero. For years, 'd listened to stories of her memories in that car from thinking to crying to creating to just driving. This was done in 2006 for her.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Published: 2/2/2008 - Complete
Colours reviews
Someone once asked me what my favourite colour was. At first, I wondered how one like me, a blind writer, could understand colour. Then, a friend and a thought made me learn how.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/2/2008 - Complete
Traditions reviews
There are some things that shouldn't be forgotten. Sometimes the task of remembering falls to us ordinary people.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/24/2007 - Complete
RedStar Man reviews
The old traditions of the sea still live. But, in favour of technology, they are fading into the past. We must hold onto these traditions, else the bravest of us will be lost to obscurity and myth The RedStar men.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/27/2007 - Complete
On the Wings of Icarus reviews
A metaphorical piece. It carries references to the Lais of French medieval literature, the ways of the sailors and of course, the tragedy of Icarus.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/18/2007 - Complete
The Warriors reviews
For all the cops out there that uphold the law, I have one thing to say.Thanks.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/31/2007 - Complete
Pretty Face in a Uniform reviews
Ships aren't called She for nothing, you know...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/28/2007 - Complete
The Chronicler
Stories are known somehow. Be it by word of moth or writing, stories are chronicled. I am one such chronicler, and I remember the stories I am told.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Published: 11/10/2006 - Complete
Of Sea, Wind and Soul
I wrote this after reminiscing about my life living close to the wharfs of San Francisco. I'll admit salt in my blood and proudly!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 10/4/2006
I Never Felt reviews
Final in the trilogy.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 260 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/4/2006
I Never Heard reviews
Second in the "Never Knew" trilogy. Some voices need to be heard.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/4/2006
I Never Saw reviews
First in a trilogy dedicated to the RMS Titanic and her heroes. I got to do something few can say they did...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/4/2006
Liar's Moon
People have many faces they put on. However, there is one face that is particularly in need of removal: Xenophobia.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 9/1/2006
WideEyes
A story told in poetry form of an eager hero-wannabe...seeking his place but never finding it. Sometimes those knights in shining armour have no armour to shine in.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Published: 4/1/2006
Of Onyx and Emerald
"Leave No Man Behind." I learned that lesson well. Now that Matthus soon leaves for Europe on assignment...I vow upon my honour that I shall not lose contact unless he requests so. He is my friend.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Published: 3/20/2006
Proud
A friend of mine is soon leaving for another military assignment. I will miss him, and I wish him to know that I consider him my Friend and Brother.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Published: 3/20/2006
The Fortress reviews
Sometimes stories need to be told. Sometimes, stories are best left forgotten.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 503 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/3/2005
Curious Mind
"Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back." I am curious, but a curious mind cannot survive in a closed world.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Published: 9/15/2005
Heart of the Ocean
Dedicated to the RMS Titanic. May she and her heroes never be forgotten.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 224 - Published: 7/27/2005
T'hy'la reviews
The writer's concept of friendship and the bond of brotherhood. Rated for the complexity of this concept. Flaming will not be tolerated.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 584 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/20/2005
Never Forget reviews
On April 14, 1912, the worst nautical disaster in peacetime history occurred. Every year, I remember the Titanic and her heroes, yet the world is slowly forgetting the lesson Titanic taught us. Are we right to forget? Who are we to cast such an event off
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2005
American Auschwitz reviews
Rating due to references of Auscwitz Nazi camp. This is the result of hearing Terri Schiavo's brother describing her present condition. We pamper prisoners and kill stray dogs. What now?
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/24/2005
I Want to Live: A Disabled American Speaks Out reviews
I, the writer, was born legally blind and diagnosed to remain "a vegetable" for life. I was rescued by intervention. Now, what will happen to Terri Schiavo? What will happen to disabled citizens across the country?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 820 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/22/2005
Love Amid Discord reviews
Just my thoughts on the everlasting battle between Love and Discord...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2004
Katie reviews
I used to go to a school that had a wing for the multi-handicapped children. I was given the privilege of becoming a student-assistant. My thoughts on a very special student.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 251 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/12/2004
Private Anyone reviews
This is my take on "What America strives to be". It's not yet the World Melting Pot, but its ideals are there. I wrote this in honour of all countries, being a dual citizen myself.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/11/2004
Can't Point My Finger reviews
Henry Tingle Wilde: A man accused falsely, I'll not point any finger at a hero like him.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/10/2004
Goddess and the Green Man reviews
I am a Hidden Child. I am a Witch. For my Brothers and Sisters, my Mother and Her Consort. Blessed be.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/10/2004
Two: An Interpretation reviews
It's amazing what realising you have a friend can do.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/8/2004
Cliffhanger
Another legacy thought to be forever. But this time, questions are being asked.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Published: 6/8/2004
Ring of the WarBell
This one's a few years old. It reflects an era that was thought to be eternal.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 395 - Published: 6/8/2004
Legacy of My Brother reviews
It's amazing how deep a friendship can go...And how quickly it can be destroyed.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/8/2004
I Wanna Be a Soldier reviews
When i was little, I wanted to be a soldier. That was until I saw war for the first time.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2004