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SunV (India) published:

cycles.

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how hard has it been? to live life, are you looking for love?
love that has been lost to the looming hatred?
harmony & hope are hard to achieve, we must strive to believe
that however lonely we may feel, there are hundreds of faces feeling the same.

so we gather our opinions and out them to the earth, we pray that 
even if he other disagree, they let us be and move on.

but when opinions cost the lives of...
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Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Rabbit Hole

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Dead phone battery
8 ours since you talked to me
Is this how love is supposed to be?

Oh, I need you like air to breathe
And deep down inside I'm so scared you'll leave
Insecurity says you're too good for me
Now I'm falling down the rabbit hole in the tree

You're so pretty it hurts
And I never can express it through these empty words
So I'll stare from afar, lucky pennies in the jar
Hasn't anybody told...

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Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Again

FREE WRITING

Paper cuts, paper thin apologies
As you rip it all to shreds
My heart is bleeding red 
Again
Tear the sails, tear the sheets
A deck of cards you fold
Too much for you to hold
Again

I know it's immature
But I pray for things to be the way they were

When we were high up in the clouds
Lowering the expectations
All eyes watching from the ground
Returning to our stations
My brain is set on what will...

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SunV (India) published:

cycles.

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how hard has it been? to live life, are you looking for love?
love that has been lost to the looming hatred?
harmony & hope are hard to achieve, we must strive to believe
that however lonely we may feel, there are hundreds of faces feeling the same.

so we gather our opinions and out them to the earth, we pray that 
even if he other disagree, they let us be and move on.

but when opinions cost the lives of...
Seeking Peer Reviews

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Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Rabbit Hole

FREE WRITING

Dead phone battery
8 ours since you talked to me
Is this how love is supposed to be?

Oh, I need you like air to breathe
And deep down inside I'm so scared you'll leave
Insecurity says you're too good for me
Now I'm falling down the rabbit hole in the tree

You're so pretty it hurts
And I never can express it through these empty words
So I'll stare from afar, lucky pennies in the jar
Hasn't anybody told...

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2

Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Again

FREE WRITING

Paper cuts, paper thin apologies
As you rip it all to shreds
My heart is bleeding red 
Again
Tear the sails, tear the sheets
A deck of cards you fold
Too much for you to hold
Again

I know it's immature
But I pray for things to be the way they were

When we were high up in the clouds
Lowering the expectations
All eyes watching from the ground
Returning to our stations
My brain is set on what will...

Seeking Peer Reviews

15 minutes ago

1

Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Cute As Hell

FREE WRITING

Your stupid chuckle, yeah it gets me every time
And I count down the minutes till you're here
This strange emotion, it's something that I'm loving
But on the other hand, it's something that I fear

I was looking in your eyes
Pulled to you with a string
Then I see the dimples
And forget everything

It's not fair
The way the wind rustles through your hair
I swear, when God made you He took extra time and care
It...

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18 minutes ago

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kentuckygirl (United States) published:

i live between corpses of roses

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i live in between towers of glass plates, used and unwashed china, put to waste, sinks filled with mugs stained with coffee, rings of darkness lining their insides
ripped envelopes and love letters scattered over the counters, the words you never said with your mouth scattered over the page
and cold floors with broken glass, from the vases i smashed
the shower curtains are ripped, thrown on the tile, a white fabric in pieces, balled up in a corner
the...

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1

CynthiaZ (Canada) published:

wish simulation

PROMPT: Out of This World

"Wasn't this your wish all along?"

A breeze whispered in the distance, echoing through the eerily silent landscape. There was white...more white... Perhaps all you  could see for miles ahead was white. Not a single color was present, but you could feel it. The angry red penetrating your vision every few seconds and the chilling blue in each step you took that carried you further. You could sense  the yellow that was fading the more you keep your eyes open,...
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The Dying Rose (United States) published:

To Hate

PROMPT: Found in Translation

Hate [heyt]
verb; to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

Four letters.
h, a, t and e.
alone, they are insignificant.
Together, they form a word.
Not just a word, mind you, but an emotion.
And I wonder;
how can four letters be used to describe
something so big?
Let's look at it again:

Hate [heyt]
verb; to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

to dislike intensely or passionately. ...
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about 2 hours ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Seminary (more added! I really should probably start using chapters lol)

FREE WRITING

 “If theology, as Asha claimed,” Professor Kalam began, “is the study of beginnings and endings, then it is the study of everything.” He paused, drawing a circle on the sand floor of the amphitheater. Morning light filtered through the red velarium. I blinked.  “We will focus on the protasis of this claim today then move on to the apodosis tomorrow. Can anyone offer a counter argument?” I scribbled the words protasis and apodosis on my slate, intending to look them...

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AllisonHRedwood (Japan) published:

Heavenly Body

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Shall the water tide, be near?
close enough to hear
the water warring against the sand?
A small natural symphony, be white noise band.

Leave the moon to stay afloat
on a magic, waterless boat,
see the cool liquid, drip down, down, 
onto a bigger body, bigger than the air coat. 

May the golden, orange sky stay still, 
light gliding down the mountain hill, 
simmer, sizzle all path it covers
with beauty, glimmer, and more to discover. 

Flatly, back to back...

about 3 hours ago

5

AllisonHRedwood (Japan) published:

The fabulous, extraordinary, and unique thing...Chopstick!

PROMPT: Ode to the Ordinary

Chop-stick
two not-hollow sticks 
both thicker than picks, 
smooth as peas,
put it down your throat
and it'll make you really sick, 
not from the horns of goats, 
nor made of fabric like coats
it's really just two pieces of, 
wood, metal or bamboo.
Think of it as a present to food, 
which in turn is a present to you, 
and if only people knew, 
it's merely poles in twos;
it can be really long, 
it can be really short,  ...

about 3 hours ago

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SunV (India) published:

cycles.

FREE WRITING


how hard has it been? to live life, are you looking for love?
love that has been lost to the looming hatred?
harmony & hope are hard to achieve, we must strive to believe
that however lonely we may feel, there are hundreds of faces feeling the same.

so we gather our opinions and out them to the earth, we pray that 
even if he other disagree, they let us be and move on.

but when opinions cost the lives of...
Seeking Peer Reviews

5 minutes ago

4

Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Rabbit Hole

FREE WRITING

Dead phone battery
8 ours since you talked to me
Is this how love is supposed to be?

Oh, I need you like air to breathe
And deep down inside I'm so scared you'll leave
Insecurity says you're too good for me
Now I'm falling down the rabbit hole in the tree

You're so pretty it hurts
And I never can express it through these empty words
So I'll stare from afar, lucky pennies in the jar
Hasn't anybody told...

Seeking Peer Reviews

15 minutes ago

2

Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Again

FREE WRITING

Paper cuts, paper thin apologies
As you rip it all to shreds
My heart is bleeding red 
Again
Tear the sails, tear the sheets
A deck of cards you fold
Too much for you to hold
Again

I know it's immature
But I pray for things to be the way they were

When we were high up in the clouds
Lowering the expectations
All eyes watching from the ground
Returning to our stations
My brain is set on what will...

Seeking Peer Reviews

15 minutes ago

1

Charisse Marison (United States) published:

Cute As Hell

FREE WRITING

Your stupid chuckle, yeah it gets me every time
And I count down the minutes till you're here
This strange emotion, it's something that I'm loving
But on the other hand, it's something that I fear

I was looking in your eyes
Pulled to you with a string
Then I see the dimples
And forget everything

It's not fair
The way the wind rustles through your hair
I swear, when God made you He took extra time and care
It...

Seeking Peer Reviews

18 minutes ago

1

CynthiaZ (Canada) published:

wish simulation

PROMPT: Out of This World

"Wasn't this your wish all along?"

A breeze whispered in the distance, echoing through the eerily silent landscape. There was white...more white... Perhaps all you  could see for miles ahead was white. Not a single color was present, but you could feel it. The angry red penetrating your vision every few seconds and the chilling blue in each step you took that carried you further. You could sense  the yellow that was fading the more you keep your eyes open,...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

1

The Dying Rose (United States) published:

To Hate

PROMPT: Found in Translation

Hate [heyt]
verb; to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

Four letters.
h, a, t and e.
alone, they are insignificant.
Together, they form a word.
Not just a word, mind you, but an emotion.
And I wonder;
how can four letters be used to describe
something so big?
Let's look at it again:

Hate [heyt]
verb; to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

to dislike intensely or passionately. ...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

Yellow Sweater (United States) published:

Seminary (more added! I really should probably start using chapters lol)

FREE WRITING

 “If theology, as Asha claimed,” Professor Kalam began, “is the study of beginnings and endings, then it is the study of everything.” He paused, drawing a circle on the sand floor of the amphitheater. Morning light filtered through the red velarium. I blinked.  “We will focus on the protasis of this claim today then move on to the apodosis tomorrow. Can anyone offer a counter argument?” I scribbled the words protasis and apodosis on my slate, intending to look them...

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about 3 hours ago

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Mpm#1 (United States) published:

May end up in the er

FREE WRITING

Have you ever considered trying to drink ink? 

I'm seriously thinking about it. 

I have absolutely no idea why I would want to. 

But I'm intrigued by the unknown. 

So with that fact in mind I will venture forward. 

And try the blue stuff in my pen.

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about 4 hours ago

5

wearefire (United Kingdom) published:

Elemental

FREE WRITING

On the floor, there is a puddle
of my thousand fruitless tears.
A clouded, salted swamp on white tile;
vacant; 
translucent surface scattering my hazy reflection
into a thousand empty fragments.

One slice of my figure
for every tear you coaxed from my eyes
for every lash you hurled gently at my back;
this is the way it has been
and will always be, for

when a person is gone, they disappear into the void of time / and are,...

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about 4 hours ago

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Eblinn (Belgium) published:

when you get punched, and you smile.

FREE WRITING


Tomorrow I will think about a dream for you but now I light this match on fire to

stare into your pain. You’re a morning without a world to wake up for. I whisper my idea of you
and between my lips a rose forms. Thorns. Little flowers that kill.

Did you know they wrote a fairy tale about you? My name is on the cover. I freeze up every time your letters curl up in my face, but you’re...
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about 5 hours ago