M.E. Barstow
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Joined 01-04-07, id: 550914, Profile Updated: 09-16-08
Author has written 81 stories for Politics, Life, Friendship, Love, Humor, Nature, General, Song, Play, and General.

I write because I have no other way to express the emotions society feels it is improper for me to have... Most people would find me outgoing, as I can always find a conversation starter, but in reality, I tend to be more closed than I have been in the past. My inexplicable fear of crowds only fuels this fear.

I am deeply interested in history and how it manipulates our movements today

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Sonnet 156 by The Thorn Bird reviews
When asked to write an Elizabethan sonnet in 1.5 days for an English assignment, one usually cracks under the pressure...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2008 - Complete
Thoughts Inside Never Apparent by The Thorn Bird reviews
For Tina.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/9/2008 - Complete
Incomplete by The Thorn Bird reviews
Sometimes you have everything in the world, except for that one thing you've always wanted.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2008 - Complete
Paranoia by The Thorn Bird reviews
Dedicated to the maestro of technique.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26/2008 - Complete
The Elders by Belong to None reviews
These are the first 4 chapters of my novel in progress. I need criticism.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,040 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/16/2007 - Published: 6/8/2007
Cut the Pain to Someone Who Isn’t so Weak by the Stranger in the moonlight reviews
A weaker day...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/7/2007 - Complete
It's Never Too Late by Belong to None reviews
I wrote something! take that writers block. anyways, read the poem, I like it
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/19/2007 - Complete
The Second Nature by Autumn Reflections reviews
The second nature of life is like the second nature of love. Destructive. A One shot about the bitterness a lost love leaves.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 559 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2007 - Complete
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Muse reviews
Written late one night when I was trying to deal with some rogue emotions. Sort of dark
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 436 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/25/2008 - Complete
Rain
Inspired by the current weather, a poem that is practically impossible to explain
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 239 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
Caged Bird
A poem to my father about my upcoming move to California.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 237 - Published: 7/2/2008 - Complete
Nothing
And you've left me here, as much of nothing as I was when you picked me up... But I can sleep for three months, I'll survive
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Published: 6/16/2008 - Complete
Broken and Babbling
Fighting to express my emotions in a world that frowns on such things
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 499 - Published: 6/16/2008 - Complete
Writer's Block
The lament of a poet suffering a four month bout of writer's block, after finally finding what dark inspiration she can
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 289 - Published: 6/16/2008 - Complete
The Truth about Valentines reviews
An acrostic satire of Valentines. Written for an English class
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 436 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2008 - Complete
This Body reviews
The curses that go along with a supposedly perfect body
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
When You Say
If you say it, I believe you
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
Choices
Of all the choices I have to make, this year, this is the hardest
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Published: 1/28/2008 - Complete
Myth of Blood reviews
Blood tells tales if you will only listen
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
Tears of Gold reviews
I love you and it will never be as I wish
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
Silver Tears reviews
Another random emotion burst... Stress from finals is building
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2007 - Complete
Chasing Rainbows reviews
Looking at love through a mass of colour
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/10/2007 - Complete
Silence reviews
Crying out for help, but all I have is silence
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/9/2007 - Complete
More Than a Touch of Insanity reviews
Utter, complete, total chaos.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/5/2007 - Complete
Grasping at Shadows reviews
Away from that which is so much a part of who I am... I am falling apart
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/5/2007 - Complete
The Price of Life
September 10, 2007. The beginning of an end and the end of a beginning and the confusion that ensued
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Published: 12/5/2007 - Complete
And I will Love You Forever Complete version reviews
With a disturbing side poem that I'm not sure how happened...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 298 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
And I will Love You Forever
...mais je ne sais pas pourquoi. EnglishFrench
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
A Twisted Web of Words and Lies
Utter confusion... Emotions, pain, love... I want them to sort out
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 292 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Is this Goodbye? reviews
Can this really be happening? Are you going to turn your back on me, once and for all?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 264 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/23/2007 - Complete
Tears like Rain
Tears falling like rain going through a hard time again, and just want to cry
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/13/2007 - Complete
Call and Respond
Why do I never see you? You are so close, yet so far away
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Published: 11/13/2007 - Complete
Vampire's Lullaby
And I'm done with you
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/11/2007 - Complete
Deception in Your Eyes reviews
Life faced through deception, trials and hardship
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/30/2007 - Complete
The Day of My Demise
What is the point of my existence?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Published: 10/24/2007 - Complete
Within a Black Heart
I'm not sure how to summarize this... but it's quite dark
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Published: 10/18/2007 - Complete
Oblivion reviews
After an explosion that killed her family, Alana has to cope with living with out the comforts of home. Very Short Story
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 592 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2007 - Complete
Alone reviews
The three of us, alone in this world, but inexplicably tied together
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/8/2007 - Complete
Addiction reviews
Possibly loosing one of my best friends and trying to hold on to reality...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/4/2007 - Complete
Insane Deception
A spy, an assassin, an NSA agent under cover as a nurse and a schizophrenic all in an insane assylum... Let the deception begin! 1 act, 2 scenes
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,352 - Published: 9/30/2007 - Complete
Deception and Rage reviews
Rage clouded minds are open to deception
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/29/2007 - Complete
Blackened Fingers
Is my soul as black as my fingers?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Published: 9/24/2007 - Complete
In Your Arms reviews
When wishing for dreams is really a wish for reality
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/19/2007 - Complete
Amour, Mon Dernier Démenti reviews
Love, my last denial. I'm fleeing this place, never to return
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/17/2007 - Complete
Dead reviews
Being dead in your eyes
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/15/2007 - Complete
Undeniable Change
Everything is changing, sweeping me into a whirlwind of confusion
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Published: 9/7/2007 - Complete
Our Last Farewell
For my sister and best friend, going off to college
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 8/26/2007 - Complete
I Have No Answers reviews
I know what you want me to do... but how can I do it?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2007 - Complete
Shattered Roses reviews
Unworthy to take my life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/31/2007 - Complete
Lost Interest
I'm sick and grumpy and I'm not myself
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 7/27/2007 - Complete
My Guardian Angel reviews
In my oppinion, my best love poem yet. Funny, I think I used the word angel... once
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/20/2007 - Complete
Nothing Changes reviews
You say nothing changes?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2007 - Complete
Patriotism reviews
We know what we're talking about, though I may not be the most Patriotic person in America
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Complete
Consuming Darkness reviews
Let darkness fill you
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Complete
Insomnia reviews
Just let me sleep!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 416 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
Terror
For the one who made every girl's worst nightmare real for me. Something I can never forgive
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
Doubt and Self Preservation
Watch me crumble in a moment of doubt
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
Child of the Dance reviews
A pantoum about dancing and how to dance your way through life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 252 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/7/2007 - Complete
Mouldy Cheese reviews
I don't like it when my cheese is mouldy!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/7/2007 - Complete
Utah Sun
A poetic recount of my recent trip to Zion National Park in Utah
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 953 - Published: 7/6/2007 - Complete
Blood reviews
I'm not vampyric... no not at all...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Complete
What's in a Name reviews
What's in a name? I don't care if where I am is called Heaven or the Place of Eternal Life, so long as I'm happy
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Complete
Without You reviews
What will I do without you?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/20/2007 - Complete
Act Me Out A Love Story
Cherish what you have. Don't long for something else
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Published: 6/10/2007 - Complete
My Last Lament
Written for my cat who I thought was going to die. Written during a rain storm
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Complete
Alone in a Crowd reviews
When I'm alone, eveything and anything reminds me of you
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/1/2007 - Complete
Dark
Everyone needs a hand to guide them through the dark
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Published: 4/23/2007 - Complete
Nature's Gifts
An essaypoem. Feel clouds massing before a storm, a rainstorm over a river, the clouds slowly evaporating and a slow walk through the snowy woods
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 544 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Complete
There For Me
You are always there for me, I will be there for you
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 279 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Complete
Don't Stop Being You reviews
You're perfect as you are, I don't want you to change
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Complete
Forever
I didn't know that a smile could last forever
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Complete
Suffocate reviews
Suffocating, though technically free, what will become of me?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/4/2007 - Complete
Soothsayer reviews
How could I have seen this coming? How can I be blamed? Can you tell me?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/26/2007 - Complete
More Than I Can Say reviews
I love you more than I can say, what did I do wrong?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/20/2007 - Complete
Open Your Eyes reviews
A Valentine Poem that is anything but nice. Open your eyes to the fact that I don't need you anymore and that you restrict my movement
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 301 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2007 - Complete
Careless reviews
It was not I who was careless, it was you. You were too careless to notice there was a serious problem
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 403 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/6/2007 - Complete
Life in a Dream reviews
My ideal love, another side to a fictional character
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/22/2007 - Complete
Come and Tell Me reviews
Come and tell me what you observe of the deceiver.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/21/2007 - Complete
Remembering reviews
Remembering what we once had. Sort but sweet
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
The Shadow of a Thought reviews
Changed in so many ways, knowing nothing will ever be the same. Can be interpreted in many different ways
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2007 - Complete
Geometric Blues reviews
The night before a test, my mind was on overload. I took it out on my poor computer
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/18/2007 - Complete
Forgotten reviews
Of all the things I once could do, those that have been forgotten
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/16/2007 - Complete
Scars reviews
Among the stupid things that I have done with my life, this was the worst
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/15/2007 - Complete
Endless Circle reviews
The circle of depression, those slight days of pure elation, that only makes the darkness worse
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/11/2007 - Complete
Thirteen Ways To Say I Love You reviews
Thirteen ways to say the three little words cherished above all others
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10/2007 - Complete
The Rose reviews
A dark look at the best known symbol of love
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 224 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/9/2007 - Complete
If I Had Only reviews
An appology to two people who have altered my life compleatly. A responce to Somnium
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 239 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Complete
Thoughts of Life reviews
The title says it all. A liberal view on the war in Iraq
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Complete
Somnium reviews
A bad day, turned dream
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Complete