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Joined 09-18-04, id: 436521, Profile Updated: 12-03-08
Author has written 33 stories for General, Love, Haiku, Family, Life, and Friendship.

Hi everyone!

My name's Rika and I'm nineteen years old.
I write poetry and I have a lot of fun doing so.
I'm a sophomore in University.
(Critiques are ALWAYS appreciated.)
My favorite poets are Baudelaire and Transtromer.
"Get Drunk" and "Answers to Letters" are amazing.

I have a hard time being serious, but it comes out in my poetry.
I love my muses.
My favorite lyricists are Gackt (Japanese dude) and Beck.
"rain" and "Replica" are mind-blowing!

Thank you for taking the time to read my works!

- d e x t e r a . d e v i a n t a r t . c o m -

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Untitled by OBWalters reviews
This poem explores the idea of wanting to better yourself and having to compromise along the way.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/2/2009
don't wake up asleep this time by a silenced revolution reviews
we slept beneath the open sky \\tanka//
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
The One To Blame by Princess-anna57 reviews
This is a Tanka. I hope you like it. Posted Wednesday 3rd October at 4pm NZ time.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/2/2007
Relapse by Infinite Smiles reviews
You thought you got Him out of your system, but then...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/18/2007 - Complete
Excerpts from a letter, and other verses by Faithless Juliet reviews
My apology drowns in your facetious exuberance and I wake up in the night, body hot with sweat and dreampleasure.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/2/2007 - Complete
My Whatever Cliché by painting andromeda reviews
cliché.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/25/2007 - Complete
On His Hands by rhapsodyy in blu reviews
There are some feelings which can hardly be explained with words. This is one of those feelings.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/10/2007 - Complete
Noah's Coffin by Hybrid Rainbow reviews
Mortality brings us together.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/10/2007 - Complete
anecdote by the big sleep reviews
selfexplanatory
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
Moon and Stars by Slowly Sinking reviews
Just pondering. Sorta related to 'Just Another Letter', but you don't need to read that you just get different meanings. Inspired by a Gealic blessing.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/22/2005 - Complete
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Compassionate Trickster
Play my games and I'll let you win.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 4/19/2009
Braille reviews
Before I immortalize you further, my heart screams for the antidote of another place and time.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2009 - Complete
Profanity Prayer 3 reviews
Beyond the city lights and limits, lies a plain of pure darkness, a playground for your thoughts.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2009 - Complete
Goodnight Julia reviews
How do we push ourselves through these moments when there's nothing left but an empty barstool?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/31/2008 - Complete
The First Decision
I must come to terms with all of this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Published: 12/3/2008 - Complete
The First Rainy Tuesday reviews
It's taken me a while to realize just how far gone I am. Unfortunately, it only happens when the rains come. But when they do, I understand everything a lot more clearly."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Complete
The Thunderstorms in Retrospective June reviews
I had come to an epiphany while in my room reading my poetry books, and in disagreement, have never had to look back.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 303 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2008 - Complete
Thursday's Discussion reviews
A debate between two friends on a hot and hazy June night leads to quite a revelation for both.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2008
Love: Redefined
Can one couple's sacrifices be enough in the eyes of God? Written originally for my British Literature lecture for extra credit. Based on an Andrew Marvell piece. Keep in mind, I am not writing this to bash Christianity/other religions. Thanks.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 404 - Published: 5/14/2008 - Complete
The Theory of Relativity
I've finally come to understand everything, and therefore nothing. But can I really justify that and say this is right?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 529 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Complete
Ambiguous Wordplay reviews
I keep biding my time, biting my lip. But really, I shouldn't wait any longer. Unfortunately I stammer, stumble and shy whenever it comes to actually telling you the truth. This is the closest I get...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Complete
Answers reviews
Simply as the title implies...or is it?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Despair in the alley of Exchange reviews
When the abandoned are left to nothing but thought...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
Reflections on Sky
A desire fulfilled simply by a song. Also an attempt at change in style.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Messages reviews
Play this white symphony from a dream...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/6/2007 - Complete
She is Me reviews
She's only the reflection of what you want her to be...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 338 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/22/2007 - Complete
The Linens
I guess I never realized how deep those marks were...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 9/24/2007 - Complete
Untitled reviews
In black, and blue and bleach...I'll smear them across the walls...for ETS 151: Interpretation of Poetry. [criticism wanted. it's for a grade.] Please?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/21/2007 - Complete
Russian Roulette reviews
My faith...it scares you...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/18/2007 - Complete
Procrastination reviews
Written last night at 11:45 because I didn't feel like finishing my reading for my Interpretation of Poetry class. It came out better than I thought it would be.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/12/2007 - Complete
Desperately reviews
Separation, depravation, revelation...It's the beginning of a cycle of a love unsure. Please read.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/9/2007 - Complete
Something So Forbidden reviews
Blame the insomnia and late night talks...And throw me back to square one. Ever rotating cycle, it'll change once I'm gone...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 260 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Complete
St Valentine's Ball circa Moulin Rouge 1899
Based upon some Panic! at the Disco listening and the new version of Moulin Rouge, it's one of my favorites of the year. Enjoy!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Published: 6/7/2007 - Complete
Without Thought reviews
Written based on my feelings of this newfound freedom I have. Three days left of my entire secondary education, and it's starting to sink in finally.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/5/2007 - Complete
silver morning reviews
This is the result of my findings after overcoming feelings for a very close friend.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Complete
Simply for Carolyn
This was a tribute to my grandmother Carolyn, she passed away on February 10th, 2007. I read it at her funeral and now I want it to be shared with everyone.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Published: 2/15/2007 - Complete
Drops reviews
Written for my Poetry and Creative Writing class in an Emily Dickenson style. I wish to make changes, feedback would be appreciated.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/30/2007 - Complete
The Tribute
Based on AFI's album Decemberunderground and was inspired by the Love Like Winter music video.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Published: 1/21/2007 - Complete
The Final December reviews
A reminiscence on a place long forgotten...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
The Prelude
Based on the song You Could Be Happy by Snow Patrol on their newest album, Eyes Open. [Written in 2006]
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
Kyoto
Written in haiku fashion, this is a longer poem written reflecting thoughts of my first night in Japan. [Written in 2006]
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
Juliet and Her Romeo reviews
Based on last year's school rendition of Romeo and Juliet. [Written in 2006]
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
Lost Heaven reviews
Basically this was inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion after watching Death and Rebirth and the End of Evangelion, and was named for the L'Arc en Ciel song off their album: Awake. [Written in 2006]
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete