All writing published for “In January”

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7

Grace Renae (United States) published:

January

PROMPT: “In January”

Embossèd silver, always fleeting
as for once your eyes meet mine
feet advancing, breath receding
as the fated dance designed
fingers laced if they are touching
only chilled when it is night
quick in contact, not in feeling
dressed in endless bounds of white
 

about 2 years ago

1

Cassidy Jackson (United States) published:

January

PROMPT: “In January”

Graduation is a wonderful time of the year,
excluding the fact that self isolation is a worrisome fear.
Thoughts of suicide cross your mind, 
if everyone's left me, I leave no one behind.
The few people who stayed by my side, 
the people who cared and never lied. 
'I vowed that I'd talk to you everyday,'
then I fell in love with him, in every way.
I want to live, I want to learn.
for his love is what I yearn. ...

about 2 years ago

3

Jules (United States) published:

In February

PROMPT: “In January”

I hurt like flowers without sunlight
In a river flowing of icy water
Suffocating, the sunrise refusing
To just open up the blinds
I'm drowning in this eternal night sky
My lungs in drought
Turning pedals blue
Six more weeks 'till spring
But if you don't help me
I don't think I can make it 
Through February




 

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about 2 years ago

1

Zoe G. (United States) published:

In January

PROMPT: “In January”

i overline my lips with chapstick
they have lots of names for the storm coming
but all I know is that it’s huge and cold and vengeful
and I embrace it,
arms scaled with chapped skin,
i embrace it.
winds of glittering snow,
cold enough that they say you get frostbite in only 30 minutes,
it’s a sorry excuse for arms, the wind.
puffed out with feathers and fleece and flannel
my arms slice right through yours clumsily
there’s no...

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over 2 years ago

3

r.r.v_ (United States) published:

in january

PROMPT: “In January”

I rest my hands on the keyboard to my school-issued laptop
tired of thinking and worrying and typing
and yet somehow i manage to keep my thoughts in order
manage to keep them from freezing me into a panic
and keeping me as still as january's breath

I run with the heat of my breath murking up the ice cold air
My hands turning into icicles even with gloves
And it's layers upon layers of cloth- dry fit and cotton alike ...

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over 2 years ago

1

Mnemonic Language (India) published:

April

PROMPT: “In January”

She was a beast
That tore the binds
Of a forsaken cold.

  -ML

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over 2 years ago

1

~ Brenda ~ (Singapore) published:

By April

PROMPT: “In January”

  1. eat only one packet of Maggi mee ( instant noodles ) 
  2. use cloth bags when grocery shopping 
  3. read at least 2 books 
  4. do a mini test on chemistry
  5. run at least 2 times a week 

This list is pasted on the edge of my shelf, waiting to be followed through
eat 1 packet of Maggi mee, cut down on the fatty meat
use cloth bag when grocery shopping, save the environment we live in
read at least 2 books,...

over 2 years ago

Lilia_Gold (Palestine, State of) published:

In December

PROMPT: “In January”

It is December.
you promised to
c h a n g e.
the weather is
c o l d
but you have turned
c o l d e r.
you are like a storm;
you stay for a
w h i l e
and 
come back when you feel
d e s t r u c t i v e.
you came back after 
2 months
of
engulfing in your own
l o n e l i n e s...

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over 2 years ago

3

Calliope (United States) published:

March

PROMPT: “In January”

It is, in fact, March. 
Yet the branches are weighed down and arched. 
Snow ladden, icy chains. 
Spring rebels under winter's reign. 
In hidden ways not many can see. 
Little ladybug crawls on a leaf.
The robin crows with mighty grief. 
Slowly spring inches towards winter's key. 
Unlock the sun and on with the rain. 
No longer shall the bitter cold cause pain,
And beset mice, who huddle deep. 
Underground to harbor sleep. 
April dawns in three days time. 
The...

over 2 years ago

1

Maloney2007 (United States) published:

April

PROMPT: “In January”

The rain was dripping down,
No one made a sound,
Then it all happened,
My world then blackened,
As it seemed I fell,
It was no longer that all was well,
Instead my life turned upside down,
And all around,
My best friend,
Who was with me to the end,
My father,
Passed away.

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over 2 years ago

1

Faye (Canada) published:

March

PROMPT: “In January”

March
An unpredictable lion

Sometimes, a cub
Playing with the thought of tenderness 
Clawing tooth and nail to learn and to grow  
Naive about the future, but curious, nonetheless 
Bringing with him spurts of warmth and spring

Sometimes, a lioness
Bitter and angry about the warmth she does not receive 
Fighting the good
Holding on to the frigid air a little longer, in spite
Roaring through gnashing teeth, spitting
blizzards, spitting wind


Sometimes, a leader
Ferocious possibility, held at bay ...

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over 2 years ago

4

silvernight (United States) published:

promises

PROMPT: “In January”

in january, 
she had promised
what seemed like the easiest things
and yet, they vanished
in a 
blink
gone
as soon as it came
 

over 2 years ago

lili (United States) published:

in march

PROMPT: “In January”

the sawdust taste behind my teeth
is brimming on my lips,
i am waiting to kiss summer.
the freckles i held onto violently
melt away below the doming clouds
all of me is anxious
for sun, and love again.
 

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over 2 years ago

1

glendapie (Canada) published:

In December

PROMPT: “In January”

In December
I sit on a park bench painted in ice,
thinking of you.
My days with you were numbered
just like the life of those flowers and trees
that are now wilted and fallen. 

Like Spring you were my refreshing breath,
cleansing my soul of it's shadows,
pulling me from the soil so that I could be new. 

Like Summer you were my rising sun,
illuminating my dark impulses,
defeating my demons and filling me with light. 

Like Autumn,...

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over 2 years ago

1

I_am_fictional (United States) published:

In January

PROMPT: “In January”

In January, you wait for the sun to come back
In January, you wait for family to go home
In January, you feel empty positivity,
what seem to be full promises,
emptied out by a flicker of reality
on the news

In January, you wait for the snow to melt
In January, you smile, half-heartedly
at the third cup of coffee you hold in your hands
In January, you sit at the windowsill,
wondering what to do with yourself
until...

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over 2 years ago

blueskye (American Samoa) published:

Fall

PROMPT: “In January”

Fall


leaves fall to my feet
changing color that are beautiful to me 
a chill runs up my spine going to my face
leaving kisses behind a warm cup of joy in my hand
bring a smile to my face and warmth to my body
pilling up leaves just for fun know it will be every where
when were done making moments will remeber forever
watching share there love as leaves dance at there feet 
i am fall and it...

over 2 years ago

blueskye (American Samoa) published:

Fall

PROMPT: “In January”

Fall


leaves fall to my feet
changing color that are beautiful to me 
a chill runs up my spine going to my face
leaving kisses behind a warm cup of joy in my hand
bring a smile to my face and warmth to my body
pilling up leaves just for fun know it will be every where
when were done making moments will remeber forever
watching share there love as leaves dance at there feet 
iam fall and it was...

over 2 years ago

Rae A (Cambodia) published:

In March

PROMPT: “In January”

Heat sticks to us and drips down our foreheads
into the corners of our lips, where we taste the sea air
which we wish to breathe in.
Cloyingly sweet perfumes try to mask the odor:
but are overpowered by the raw
scent of humanity and reality.
Pungent smells of raw meat and fermenting prahok
fill the market, the buzzing of flies
filling my ears.
I hear the whisper of the wind for a brief moment
feel the cool breeze on...

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over 2 years ago

4

Juniper Sora (United States) published:

In January

PROMPT: “In January”

It should have been a snow day, we said. 
Just to whine, we reunited 
A collective grumble was the thunder to our storm as we stood together 
For the first time in a long time
 

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over 2 years ago

Juniper Sora (United States) published:

In January

PROMPT: “In January”

It should have been a snow day, we said. 
Just to whine, we reunited 
A collective grumble was the thunder to our storm as we stood together 
For the first time in a long time
 

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over 2 years ago

2

Maloney2007 (United States) published:

April

PROMPT: “In January”

The rain was dripping down,
No one made a sound,
Then it all happened,
My world then blackened,
As it seemed I fell,
It was no longer that all was well,
Instead my life turned upside down,
And all around,
My best friend,
Who was with me to the end,
My father,
Just died.

over 2 years ago

victoria (Singapore) published:

The Walking Rosy Dead

PROMPT: “In January”

September -- "I can't"
October -- Goodbye.
November -- Lost cheeks, 5kg and the edges of my sanity.
December -- I thought I was over it. 

January -- now in January, it rebegan.

I didn't cry on 24th of January, but I bawled and broke on the 26th. 
Friday, school morning, 6.55am.

On the 26th, I travelled like the mute but I could hear them screaming in my head, 
telling me that everything had been planned from the start
that...

over 2 years ago

1

Steph Ritz (United Kingdom) published:

January

PROMPT: “In January”


I ran into you: last Wednesday.
It was the 4th, I think, I'm not sure,
Wearing my star wars t shirt from a
Charity shop.

I knew it was you before I breathed,
On stanier way,
Your features stark against the january drizzle--
Swaying comfortably, it broke you apart.

This is the Hedge’s end, you’ve said; it says it so.
So why are you here, pearly man?
My hair has never looked
Worse - it matches you.

I did not...

over 2 years ago

Steph Ritz (United Kingdom) published:

January

PROMPT: “In January”


I ran into you: last Wednesday.
It was the 4th, I think, I'm not sure,
Wearing my star wars t shirt from a
Charity shop.

I knew it was you before I breathed,
On stanier way,
Your features stark against the january drizzle--
Swaying comfortably, it broke you apart.

This is the Hedge’s end, you’ve said; it says it so.
So why are you here, pearly man?
My hair has never looked
Worse - it matches you.

I did not...

over 2 years ago

istota (United States) published:

january

PROMPT: “In January”

for the beginning of the month
january was filled with endings.
the last time i spoke 
to too many people,
leaving only myself to grieve.

i stroke my mother's hair,
remembering about how beautiful she 
was,
is,
will always be. 

she only gave me love
and i can only think 
about how i was never able to do enough,
and how it's all to late
to do anything about it now.

a boy sits across from me, 
tells me i don't need...

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over 2 years ago