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Seeking To Become Untamed

Wild life.

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.

The end...

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Soph Gibson published:

Secret Longing

Wild lies

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

Run

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

Jump

Jump

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Gabby Hicks published:

Are You Okay?

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...

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Christy published:

Secrets

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? 

But why? 

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.

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Isabel Sachi Kojima published:

Activists Against Slacktivists

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:...

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Hadley Grace published:

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Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting: it means freedom.

People can't understand you until they see you.

Art is what is never seen the same way twice.

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Jale_ published:

Seeking To Become Untamed

Wild life.

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.

The end...

about 5 hours ago

Boots unsplash.cropped

Soph Gibson published:

Secret Longing

Wild lies

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

Run

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

Jump

Jump

about 9 hours ago

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Gabby Hicks published:

Are You Okay?

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...

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Christy published:

Secrets

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? 

But why? 

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

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Isabel Sachi Kojima published:

Activists Against Slacktivists

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:...

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Hadley Grace published:

Ten Second Essays

Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting: it means freedom.

People can't understand you until they see you.

Art is what is never seen the same way twice.

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Makayla Shepherd published:

Hidden Pain

 She's the type of girl who everyone thinks is happy.

 She keeps to herself and people assume she's okay.

She smiles but very rarely does she laugh.

 Maybe she's just really good at acting.

 She thinks nobody sees her scars.

 The pain in her eyes.

 I saw her pain.

 But she's gone.

 Too late.

 Goodbye.

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Why can't people treat people like people?

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Jovana Andrijasevic published:

If I die young

 One look into the infinity can change the perspective of everything. It can change your view of yourself, life, the world. One look into the endless night sky full of stars, full of mystery can reborn you, make you breathe like never before, or on the other hand, it can choke you, absolutely kill you. Either way, one look into the painting of the night ghosts will set you free in the most magical and delirious way.

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