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storm clouds

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Storm clouds
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Secrets of unforeseen
Destiny

Destiny
Fate
Love
Whatever you
Want to call it

Life
Death

It's called by
Many names
Waiting for its turn
To shine it's 
Lightning down
Once again

Striking those
Who disobey
The Fate 

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Grace2Write (Australia) published:

Year Ten, Farewell

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Dear Year Ten, 

I am glad we could spend today side by side. When I arrived to meet you this morning, my friend and I both vowed to make the most of our last Friday with you. We vowed that it would be a day to remember. It was. Maybe not to others, but to us, it was amazing. 

You stood by me this morning as I *modrocked my Japanese spider crab in Design Technology.  Together we bandaged the cracks...

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Bailey Anderson-Kita (United States) published:

Thanksgiving Drama: Religion, Politics, and Names

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My family on my step-mom's side
is complicated.
I love them all dearly,
but I have never seen eye-to-eye with them.
2016 election came around,
2020 revelations came around,
and I find myself at a loss.
We avoid talking about current events, the news, and most other debatable topics.
I keep my mouth closed about religion,
and they keep theirs closed about my "nick-name".
Now one of my cousins has a new 
"nick-name".
We spend thanksgiving
in their basement,
listening...

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Goddess of Night and Writing (United States) published:

storm clouds

FREE WRITING

Storm clouds
Hold dark secrets
Secrets of unforeseen
Destiny

Destiny
Fate
Love
Whatever you
Want to call it

Life
Death

It's called by
Many names
Waiting for its turn
To shine it's 
Lightning down
Once again

Striking those
Who disobey
The Fate 

Seeking Peer Reviews

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4

Grace2Write (Australia) published:

Year Ten, Farewell

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Dear Year Ten, 

I am glad we could spend today side by side. When I arrived to meet you this morning, my friend and I both vowed to make the most of our last Friday with you. We vowed that it would be a day to remember. It was. Maybe not to others, but to us, it was amazing. 

You stood by me this morning as I *modrocked my Japanese spider crab in Design Technology.  Together we bandaged the cracks...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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1

Bailey Anderson-Kita (United States) published:

Thanksgiving Drama: Religion, Politics, and Names

FREE WRITING

My family on my step-mom's side
is complicated.
I love them all dearly,
but I have never seen eye-to-eye with them.
2016 election came around,
2020 revelations came around,
and I find myself at a loss.
We avoid talking about current events, the news, and most other debatable topics.
I keep my mouth closed about religion,
and they keep theirs closed about my "nick-name".
Now one of my cousins has a new 
"nick-name".
We spend thanksgiving
in their basement,
listening...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Joyful Eggs (United States) published:

Driving to my Dreams

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2021

I walked to the family room, wanting to ask my dad a question. I found him on the couch, watching cars. At first, I thought he was watching MotorWeek, but I looked harder at the screen and saw it was racing. “What is that?” I had asked, completely forgetting my question. My dad grinned at me and invited me to watch with him. I was hesitant, but agreed to watch for “only five minutes.” I stared at the TV, the...

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Helena (Australia) published:

The Meaning Of You | Review 4 Review

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Honeysuckle and lemongrass,
Tinkles of woodwind and brass.
The smell of teabags as they brew,
The things that synonym you.
 
Auburn ringlets flowing long,
The gentle hum of song.
Your smile as it lights the room,
Making lilies bloom.
 
All these simple things of you,
The things I thought I knew.
I thought I’d hold them close for life,
To get on through my strife.
 
But just as you depart from me,
These familiarities seem to flee. ...

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Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Mixed Metaphors

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A light mist was pouring in off the Caspian sea. The air outside my window smelled like salt. I closed my click, sighing into the dark as I pulled on a yellow, wide-legged, vinyl jumpsuit. It was museum quality, a molecular recreation of something an obscure rock star had worn in the late 20th century. It’d cost me a week’s allowance. I ran a matching stick of lip-stain over my mouth, smirking into the mirror. The door to my room...

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*wildflower* (United States) published:

Random poem #10

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If you listen to songs, but can only hear the echoing voice of the singer,
If you hold the company of many polite strangers, but can only focus on their shadows,
If you are so caught up in life that one familiar smell instantly brings you back to years ago,
If your heart hurts all the time that it eventually becomes numb,
If loneliness has invited you into its depths all of too many times,
If happiness is found in...

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Joyful Eggs (United States) published:

nothing & something - a poem a day {10} & {11}

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Nothing

i have nothing
my mind is empty
a void

Something

my mind has
a spark of inspiration
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Jane Austen Always (India) published:

How Easy?

PROMPT: End... and Begin Again

Dreams but still breathing
Breathing but still dying
Dying in my sighs
Sighs that are filled with fear
Fear of losing
Losing to the crowd.
Crowd is crushing the little child
Child that loves simple things
Things that make him happy
Happy were his eyes
Eyes that visioned a dream

Seeking Peer Reviews

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2

ritika5537 (India) published:

I Felt Beautiful Until I Realised That I Wasn’t Perceived That Way

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2021

    Think of a movie you had been looking forward to for months. You had been hearing that it was supposed to be exciting, and you made elaborate plans for the day it would be out. But while watching that movie, regardless of how hard you tried to keep that energy alive, you just couldn't, being disappointed for having the expectations you did. That was how birthdays had always been for me. 

    On my thirteen birthday, I wanted things to be...

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Goddess of Night and Writing (United States) published:

storm clouds

FREE WRITING

Storm clouds
Hold dark secrets
Secrets of unforeseen
Destiny

Destiny
Fate
Love
Whatever you
Want to call it

Life
Death

It's called by
Many names
Waiting for its turn
To shine it's 
Lightning down
Once again

Striking those
Who disobey
The Fate 

Seeking Peer Reviews

6 minutes ago

4

Grace2Write (Australia) published:

Year Ten, Farewell

FREE WRITING

Dear Year Ten, 

I am glad we could spend today side by side. When I arrived to meet you this morning, my friend and I both vowed to make the most of our last Friday with you. We vowed that it would be a day to remember. It was. Maybe not to others, but to us, it was amazing. 

You stood by me this morning as I *modrocked my Japanese spider crab in Design Technology.  Together we bandaged the cracks...

Seeking Peer Reviews

24 minutes ago

1

Bailey Anderson-Kita (United States) published:

Thanksgiving Drama: Religion, Politics, and Names

FREE WRITING

My family on my step-mom's side
is complicated.
I love them all dearly,
but I have never seen eye-to-eye with them.
2016 election came around,
2020 revelations came around,
and I find myself at a loss.
We avoid talking about current events, the news, and most other debatable topics.
I keep my mouth closed about religion,
and they keep theirs closed about my "nick-name".
Now one of my cousins has a new 
"nick-name".
We spend thanksgiving
in their basement,
listening...

Seeking Peer Reviews

34 minutes ago

Joyful Eggs (United States) published:

Driving to my Dreams

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2021

I walked to the family room, wanting to ask my dad a question. I found him on the couch, watching cars. At first, I thought he was watching MotorWeek, but I looked harder at the screen and saw it was racing. “What is that?” I had asked, completely forgetting my question. My dad grinned at me and invited me to watch with him. I was hesitant, but agreed to watch for “only five minutes.” I stared at the TV, the...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

Helena (Australia) published:

The Meaning Of You | Review 4 Review

FREE WRITING

Honeysuckle and lemongrass,
Tinkles of woodwind and brass.
The smell of teabags as they brew,
The things that synonym you.
 
Auburn ringlets flowing long,
The gentle hum of song.
Your smile as it lights the room,
Making lilies bloom.
 
All these simple things of you,
The things I thought I knew.
I thought I’d hold them close for life,
To get on through my strife.
 
But just as you depart from me,
These familiarities seem to flee. ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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2

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Mixed Metaphors

FREE WRITING

A light mist was pouring in off the Caspian sea. The air outside my window smelled like salt. I closed my click, sighing into the dark as I pulled on a yellow, wide-legged, vinyl jumpsuit. It was museum quality, a molecular recreation of something an obscure rock star had worn in the late 20th century. It’d cost me a week’s allowance. I ran a matching stick of lip-stain over my mouth, smirking into the mirror. The door to my room...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

1

Joyful Eggs (United States) published:

nothing & something - a poem a day {10} & {11}

FREE WRITING

Nothing

i have nothing
my mind is empty
a void

Something

my mind has
a spark of inspiration
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

4

Jane Austen Always (India) published:

How Easy?

PROMPT: End... and Begin Again

Dreams but still breathing
Breathing but still dying
Dying in my sighs
Sighs that are filled with fear
Fear of losing
Losing to the crowd.
Crowd is crushing the little child
Child that loves simple things
Things that make him happy
Happy were his eyes
Eyes that visioned a dream

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 4 hours ago

2

ritika5537 (India) published:

I Felt Beautiful Until I Realised That I Wasn’t Perceived That Way

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2021

    Think of a movie you had been looking forward to for months. You had been hearing that it was supposed to be exciting, and you made elaborate plans for the day it would be out. But while watching that movie, regardless of how hard you tried to keep that energy alive, you just couldn't, being disappointed for having the expectations you did. That was how birthdays had always been for me. 

    On my thirteen birthday, I wanted things to be...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 4 hours ago

1

typewriter06 (Canada) published:

Eavan's Journey: Chapter 1

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  As Eavan O'Riley sat in the train car on the hard seat, time felt like it crawled past. She leaned her elbows on her knees and rested her chin on her fisted hands, swaying back and forth slightly with the motion of the train.
  The sleeves of her brown cotton dress were frayed around her wrists, and the shoes that peeked out from beneath the faded hem were scuffed and worn.
  She stared unseeingly out the sooty window,...

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