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the_voices_dislike_you (United States) published:

The Wrong Way

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I sit on my bed, tears gathering in the corner of my eyes.The tears finally roll down my cheek and drip off my chin, onto my skull covered comforter. The worst thing just happened. The scene replays over and over in my mind.
       “Riley is not available at this moment leave a message at the beep. Beeeeeep.”
“Hey Riley answer your phone, I'm heading over right now.”
I pull up to her big bright house, but the house isn't...

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Life's Puzzle

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

Life, some say,
Is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you
Are going to get.  But,
Unlike life,
Most boxes have a list of what
Is in it on the back.
I wanted a list the very first time I babysat,
When she was crying and I couldn’t figure
Out how to help her be happy.
You aren’t always going to have a list on hand,
You will need to figure it out without one.
Life is...

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a willing apocalypse

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a willing apocalypse
when the bullet rang, i prepared to race
when the heavens fell, the angels lost grace
when the bell broke the silence, the diver fell
when the world ended, the devil raised hell
i watched oceans flood with their liquid palms  
i watched fires consume life, guided by the bombs
i watched the world end and let it take me
i watched the world die and enjoyed the quiet

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kanigi7 (United States) published:

Breathe

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel

Best advice? 

Breathe. 

Sometimes life gets to the point where your chest gets tight, and it feels like a thousand tons of elephant weight is chained to your arms and legs. Sometimes your tears will come without warrant and without warning. Sometimes the watching eyes of others feels like a magnifying glass on only you. Sometimes there are moments without peace and only stress, anxiety, and horror. But you have to take a step back and remember to breathe. Or...

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the_voices_dislike_you (United States) published:

The Wrong Way

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I sit on my bed, tears gathering in the corner of my eyes.The tears finally roll down my cheek and drip off my chin, onto my skull covered comforter. The worst thing just happened. The scene replays over and over in my mind.
       “Riley is not available at this moment leave a message at the beep. Beeeeeep.”
“Hey Riley answer your phone, I'm heading over right now.”
I pull up to her big bright house, but the house isn't...

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Life's Puzzle

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

Life, some say,
Is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you
Are going to get.  But,
Unlike life,
Most boxes have a list of what
Is in it on the back.
I wanted a list the very first time I babysat,
When she was crying and I couldn’t figure
Out how to help her be happy.
You aren’t always going to have a list on hand,
You will need to figure it out without one.
Life is...

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ardentlies (United States) published:

a willing apocalypse

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a willing apocalypse
when the bullet rang, i prepared to race
when the heavens fell, the angels lost grace
when the bell broke the silence, the diver fell
when the world ended, the devil raised hell
i watched oceans flood with their liquid palms  
i watched fires consume life, guided by the bombs
i watched the world end and let it take me
i watched the world die and enjoyed the quiet

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kanigi7 (United States) published:

Breathe

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel

Best advice? 

Breathe. 

Sometimes life gets to the point where your chest gets tight, and it feels like a thousand tons of elephant weight is chained to your arms and legs. Sometimes your tears will come without warrant and without warning. Sometimes the watching eyes of others feels like a magnifying glass on only you. Sometimes there are moments without peace and only stress, anxiety, and horror. But you have to take a step back and remember to breathe. Or...

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AlexandriaKay (United States) published:

Kitty cry, kitty cry.

PROMPT: Creature View

When I was just a mere baby a child saved me after my mother had been decapitated by a passing car, the ground was really warm but yet I stayed with her, trying to comfort her, I was her only remaining kitten. The child who gathered me from the puddle of red around my feet was nice, when I first met her anyway. Her parents didn't like me much apparently, they always threw me around, outside in the rain, and...

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Ellie O'Grady (United States) published:

The Wild Ones Die

PROMPT: WILD

All around us, the wild ones die.

On melting ice, in falling forests
beaten down by human sun.

All around us, the wild ones die.

And we in our little box
of abbreviations and conveniences

High school drama
social media, computer screens
little loves and big dreams

All around us, the wild ones die.

And we can only watch
not see

Only listen
not hear, uncomprehending.

Power tells us
"They lie! They lie!

A hoax! A hoax!
The wild beasts...

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We, Puppets

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fingertips drum adage on hips of numb lead
soft heaviness rocking in all fibers in us 
welcome not begging to leave 
dancing on legs like water and sand 
encased in someone saner's song

puppets entwined in our own strings thinking
of naught but the night whiling by
waltzing slowly in circles with steps of soft wanting
finding pleasure, ourselves, to please someone else

hot air gaining purchase on necks, pushing forward
till loveless eyes meet dull and pause
infatuated with...
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Mistakes

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel

This is your only life. It is your duty to live it without fear of your mistakes.

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CatieB (United States) published:

Mystery

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    Once upon a time there was a girl named Lauren Lincoln. She was one of the smartest girls in her school. Although her school was changing, actually everything was changing. There was just a new president elected and his name was Tim Allen although everyone called him 
 

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AddyG (United States) published:

Murder at Midnight

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As the sun sank, 14 year old Elizabeth Lanson walked out of her best friend, Kyra, house. They had been friends for about 6 years and did everything together. They also didn't keep any secrets from each other. Kyra was very jealous of Elizabeth because she had a boyfriend.  

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the_voices_dislike_you (United States) published:

The Wrong Way

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I sit on my bed, tears gathering in the corner of my eyes.The tears finally roll down my cheek and drip off my chin, onto my skull covered comforter. The worst thing just happened. The scene replays over and over in my mind.
       “Riley is not available at this moment leave a message at the beep. Beeeeeep.”
“Hey Riley answer your phone, I'm heading over right now.”
I pull up to her big bright house, but the house isn't...

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tay_marie1009 (United States) published:

Life's Puzzle

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

Life, some say,
Is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you
Are going to get.  But,
Unlike life,
Most boxes have a list of what
Is in it on the back.
I wanted a list the very first time I babysat,
When she was crying and I couldn’t figure
Out how to help her be happy.
You aren’t always going to have a list on hand,
You will need to figure it out without one.
Life is...

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kanigi7 (United States) published:

Breathe

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel

Best advice? 

Breathe. 

Sometimes life gets to the point where your chest gets tight, and it feels like a thousand tons of elephant weight is chained to your arms and legs. Sometimes your tears will come without warrant and without warning. Sometimes the watching eyes of others feels like a magnifying glass on only you. Sometimes there are moments without peace and only stress, anxiety, and horror. But you have to take a step back and remember to breathe. Or...

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We, Puppets

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fingertips drum adage on hips of numb lead
soft heaviness rocking in all fibers in us 
welcome not begging to leave 
dancing on legs like water and sand 
encased in someone saner's song

puppets entwined in our own strings thinking
of naught but the night whiling by
waltzing slowly in circles with steps of soft wanting
finding pleasure, ourselves, to please someone else

hot air gaining purchase on necks, pushing forward
till loveless eyes meet dull and pause
infatuated with...
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Luke Quinn (United States) published:

Paths

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

A school of fish,
All packed together.
One fish follows the other,
The same size, the same color.
All conformists.
The one fish that strays from the school,
Will swim in his own pool.

A pack of wolves,
Prowling the forest.
Foraging for food,
Sticking together.
The trees whisper, “conformity,
“Doing the norm(ity).”
The one wolf who strays from the pack,
Will never make it back.
Destined to find happiness her own way,
Free from commands of what to do,...

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Cerys Jones (United Kingdom) published:

your kind of Madness

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

I never said I’d lie in wait forever,
I’m coming up only to hold you under,
When you’re lost in the world and wondering what you want.
Tune in to find your empty solitude
Then exit my life through the silent sad room you came into
Regrets collect in my dream catcher of fears
Falling through the gaping holes straight into the gulf of tears.

What if I didn’t see you,
Looking like you were Alice without your wonderland kind...

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Riley Asher-Stalbaum (United States) published:

We Are One

PROMPT: Collective Voice

The courtyard was silent as we approached. The air stilled, waiting for us to speak. The emporor stood on the balcony his hard eyes servayed out raggedy group as we filled the courtyard. Farmers, bakers, merchants, and slaves, all standing together ready to stand and fight.
" We the people of Arcadia will not be silent, our voices will be heard. we have fought your wars, we have fed your table, and what have we got for it? Nothing" our...

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GraceCroken (United States) published:

Of Myth and Nature

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The trees they dance
with the wind
The fairies chime in
as they sing
The wolf he howls
across the land 
As the dragon tells 
her stories

The waves they crash
against the sand 
The mermaids plea
they wish to stand 
The bird she flies
across the sky
As the man bids farewell
to his children 

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GraceCroken (United States) published:

I Messed Up

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I'm terrified of what the outcome of all of this will be
My fate now lies in the hands of those who are angry with me
For I have made a dreadful mistake 
One which might not be easily forgiven 
I lost self control 
I didn't know my own limit 
I embarrassed those who meant the most to me 
I embarrassed myself 
Now the whole world is angry with me 
And rightfully so 
Rightfully so 
But you see I didn't...

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Riley Asher-Stalbaum (United States) published:

Dear Little Sister

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Dear little sister,
I know most days we don't see eye to eye.
Your the vegetarian 
and I'm the carnivore.
Your a romance novel reader
and I'm the Marvel comic reader.
Your the Hallmark channel
and I'm a history documentary watcher.
Your a seafoam blue,gecko green, glittering gold
and I'm a red, blue, and white.
Your a diplomat 
and I'm a fighter.
But we will always be sisters.
When nightmares wake you in the night, 
you can always come to...

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