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Olympiandemigod (Pakistan) published:

Breakup

FREE WRITING

    The time we spent together
It felt like there would be no stormy weather
And the times we spent apart, 
It pierced me to the heart
I stopped my life for you
But… you shot me through and through
I found out it was a lie
Without any feelings, you left me to die
I stood on cheat and fraud?
You left me to think... am I flawed? 
I thought we were real… odd 
Without a second thought, you left  ...

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Olympiandemigod (Pakistan) published:

Breakup

FREE WRITING

    The time we spent together
It felt like there would be no stormy weather
And the times we spent apart, 
It pierced me to the heart
I stopped my life for you
But… you shot me through and through
I found out it was a lie
Without any feelings, you left me to die
I stood on cheat and fraud?
You left me to think... am I flawed? 
I thought we were real… odd 
Without a second thought, you left  ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

1

Peppa Pig17 (Singapore) published:

Stumped

PROMPT: YOU, The Writer

Stumped. Clueless for ideas. Attempting to write something on the paper, but my mind is like a desert, there are no signs of lifeI dive into my thoughts and memories until I just know. I can write a story about writing a story. I whip my pencil out from behind my ear, and throw my ideas onto the paper. I let my ideas and thoughts take me away. The pencil gliding on the paper like a sailplane in the sky....

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

flavis (Singapore) published:

Synesthesia

FREE WRITING

Rosy sky sheltered my young head,
Orange juice.
Don't tell me, 
Yellow Submarine playing on a dust radio.
A sharp twang.
Intertwined.
Moreover, 
Orange juice.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

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SunV (India) published:

Refrains To My Past Selves

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Dear not-quite-one-year-old me
That CT machine looks scary, I imagine that's true
Maybe it's just a spaceship
After all, you're going to be the first kid on the moon

Dear two-year-old me
The hill is the only way home, even if it looks steep
Don't close your eyes when the car climbs it
Open them, and look at the trees

Dear three-and-a-half-year-old me
You have a little brother! I know you hoped for a girl,
At least he won't steal...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Two Dimensional, Ten Dimensional

PROMPT: Week 5 - Writing as Meditation  | GROUP: Elements of Craft

As I sat in the park today, the sun slowly burning my face, innocuous pop music pouring in from the construction site across the street, the world ended. And I am sure it is still ending, somewhere, at some time.

Even under the blue sky, my vision is very narrow, limited by a stagnant, stubborn variety of concentration. I was sprawled out on my gingham picnic blanket, squinting at my book, when the sky fell. 

A nat crash-landed on my...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Babbling Heretics, a Retelling of Two Crucial Moments in Genesis (Trigger Warning: Blasphemy)

FREE WRITING

It could be said that the Original Sin was an act of devotion. Juice dripping from their mouths, Adam and Eve learned to call God good and themselves evil. They learned to translate the Tree of Life into fruit, rotten and ripe. Eventually, they discovered how to make pie. They went on picnics. They colonized The Garden that once was their home. They claimed it in God’s unspeakable name. But for a while after our banishment, we humans wanted nothing...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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amaryllis (United States) published:

halfway, wherever you are

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021


(New!) Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmV8G-qJypjfZnn5eu8oZc_JtDddnNJ7/view

half an hour, half a bite, half a life,
sometimes I feel half full of lies.

oh, i haven't told you about that before?

i guess there’s a lot of things i haven’t told you of the late.

secrets i haven’t breathed into your ever listening ears,
or exhaled into your coconut lotion hands
that always catch the words in my tears.

did you know that when I yawn I fall into the vacuum behind my ears ...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

Sarahbear05 (United States) published:

Damsel In Distress

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

A permanent pit in my stomach
Lives a swarm of bees
That swarm free
Stinging my stomach lining
As if they are attempting
To protect me from thoughts
That are threatening
My body, their home
Intrusive reminders of the past
Leaving a stinger
In disintegrating fat
It hurts, but who am I to complain? 
Because with a stinger
Comes a burnt out flame
Taking his last breath and final buzz
I can’t help but feel irritated 
Silly bee, you’ve faded ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

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Ava Marie (Canada) published:

Something to Write About (link to performance in footnotes)

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

I guess you could say I’m lucky.
My home life is great and I’ve never been bullied
I’ve never done drugs,
And, other than the smallest sips from my mom’s wine when I was younger,
I’ve never drinken alcohol. 
And I know these are all good things,
But it seems like the people who’ve seen the worst of the night,
Love the sunrise so much more,
And can write poems that they don’t feel the need to erase.
So sometimes...

about 3 hours ago

Summerfox (New Zealand) published:

A Town on the Edge of the Caspian Sea

PROMPT: Week 1 - Hometown  | GROUP: Elements of Craft

Speaking about it the day i fall in love:
It's a town on the edge of the Caspian Sea, with rows of colourful roofs and a brightly painted blue sky. Palms tree swing as the roaring wind scurries by. Girls and boys's laughter joined in the song of the wind, footprints made by their sandals on the beach quickly disappear as the tides come in. It's not just a town. It's the beams on the children's faces, and the homemade...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

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Olympiandemigod (Pakistan) published:

Breakup

FREE WRITING

    The time we spent together
It felt like there would be no stormy weather
And the times we spent apart, 
It pierced me to the heart
I stopped my life for you
But… you shot me through and through
I found out it was a lie
Without any feelings, you left me to die
I stood on cheat and fraud?
You left me to think... am I flawed? 
I thought we were real… odd 
Without a second thought, you left  ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

1

Peppa Pig17 (Singapore) published:

Stumped

PROMPT: YOU, The Writer

Stumped. Clueless for ideas. Attempting to write something on the paper, but my mind is like a desert, there are no signs of lifeI dive into my thoughts and memories until I just know. I can write a story about writing a story. I whip my pencil out from behind my ear, and throw my ideas onto the paper. I let my ideas and thoughts take me away. The pencil gliding on the paper like a sailplane in the sky....

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

flavis (Singapore) published:

Synesthesia

FREE WRITING

Rosy sky sheltered my young head,
Orange juice.
Don't tell me, 
Yellow Submarine playing on a dust radio.
A sharp twang.
Intertwined.
Moreover, 
Orange juice.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

3

SunV (India) published:

Refrains To My Past Selves

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Dear not-quite-one-year-old me
That CT machine looks scary, I imagine that's true
Maybe it's just a spaceship
After all, you're going to be the first kid on the moon

Dear two-year-old me
The hill is the only way home, even if it looks steep
Don't close your eyes when the car climbs it
Open them, and look at the trees

Dear three-and-a-half-year-old me
You have a little brother! I know you hoped for a girl,
At least he won't steal...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

7

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Two Dimensional, Ten Dimensional

PROMPT: Week 5 - Writing as Meditation  | GROUP: Elements of Craft

As I sat in the park today, the sun slowly burning my face, innocuous pop music pouring in from the construction site across the street, the world ended. And I am sure it is still ending, somewhere, at some time.

Even under the blue sky, my vision is very narrow, limited by a stagnant, stubborn variety of concentration. I was sprawled out on my gingham picnic blanket, squinting at my book, when the sky fell. 

A nat crash-landed on my...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Babbling Heretics, a Retelling of Two Crucial Moments in Genesis (Trigger Warning: Blasphemy)

FREE WRITING

It could be said that the Original Sin was an act of devotion. Juice dripping from their mouths, Adam and Eve learned to call God good and themselves evil. They learned to translate the Tree of Life into fruit, rotten and ripe. Eventually, they discovered how to make pie. They went on picnics. They colonized The Garden that once was their home. They claimed it in God’s unspeakable name. But for a while after our banishment, we humans wanted nothing...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

3

amaryllis (United States) published:

halfway, wherever you are

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021


(New!) Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jmV8G-qJypjfZnn5eu8oZc_JtDddnNJ7/view

half an hour, half a bite, half a life,
sometimes I feel half full of lies.

oh, i haven't told you about that before?

i guess there’s a lot of things i haven’t told you of the late.

secrets i haven’t breathed into your ever listening ears,
or exhaled into your coconut lotion hands
that always catch the words in my tears.

did you know that when I yawn I fall into the vacuum behind my ears ...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

Sarahbear05 (United States) published:

Damsel In Distress

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

A permanent pit in my stomach
Lives a swarm of bees
That swarm free
Stinging my stomach lining
As if they are attempting
To protect me from thoughts
That are threatening
My body, their home
Intrusive reminders of the past
Leaving a stinger
In disintegrating fat
It hurts, but who am I to complain? 
Because with a stinger
Comes a burnt out flame
Taking his last breath and final buzz
I can’t help but feel irritated 
Silly bee, you’ve faded ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

Summerfox (New Zealand) published:

A Town on the Edge of the Caspian Sea

PROMPT: Week 1 - Hometown  | GROUP: Elements of Craft

Speaking about it the day i fall in love:
It's a town on the edge of the Caspian Sea, with rows of colourful roofs and a brightly painted blue sky. Palms tree swing as the roaring wind scurries by. Girls and boys's laughter joined in the song of the wind, footprints made by their sandals on the beach quickly disappear as the tides come in. It's not just a town. It's the beams on the children's faces, and the homemade...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

Minerva (United States) published:

Climate Change

PROMPT: Week 5 - Writing as Meditation  | GROUP: Elements of Craft

    Wind drives down the road traveling from tree to tree. It doesn't stop, but it hits each leaf like a shivering skipping rock. Gusts drive down the road and through my hair in the same way they move through the grass, the same swirling of greens and browns that texture and paint the ground. The creek is dry, and a groggy slimy pool of tadpoles huddled, a pile of corpses in the corner of the stream, suffocated and out of...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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