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Where the unimaginable things happen.
How this came to be is inexplicably insane.
Yet, we want to run it, all the same.
Taking risks, and choosing the wrong choice is a fun game.
In the end we are stuck like prey on a web, bringing ourselves down to ruin.
Staying grounded to our roots. Not choosing to fufill our dream.
Instead, some of us choose to face the danger, wanting to feel the thrill.
Wanting to play the game.
about 5 hours ago
Soph Gibson published:
Biting tongues and holding breaths
Hiding the secret longing for their world
Longing for to be pinched by the crisp breeze
Longing to manipulate the shadows
Longing to wriggle their toes in the dirt
Longing to run
Yet there they sat
In bays of windows, under an artificial glow
Holding a longing so desperate
Longing to be free to feel
Longing to be truly live
Longing to jump
about 9 hours ago
Gabby Hicks published:
I slid down the wall being oblivious around me. I looked at my scars tracing over each with my fingers. I pulled my black sleeves back and rest my head in my knees. I couldn't stand hiding anymore. Nobody actually knows how I feel underneath my lies, scars, and the bullshit I call a life. I picked my head up and there was a girl in the same position as me across the hall. Puffy black hair was the only...
about 9 hours ago
You want to know my secrets?
You really want to know?
The deepest darkest things I try to hide from my soul?
You want to know me?
The slightest interest seems like a slight lie.
Could you have heard a rumor?
Just Curious to see,
Wondering if it is true or a lie to be?
Well I won't tell you.
For it will just spread,
And soon the world will know my secrets that I hid.
about 12 hours ago
Isabel Sachi Kojima published:
The term “slacktivists” refers to those who take action in support of a certain social cause without vigor, resulting in little outcome. In recent years, this strain of people has become increasingly prevalent in society.
For example, the phenomena of “No-Shave November”, that was instituted to raise awareness for cancer. This month, in which you would stop shaving, required little effort from the participants, and few onlookers would see a man with a beard and make the realization of:...
1 day ago