All writing published for Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018. See Competition

Published writing

Sophia Evans (United States) published:

Grass

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

In the grass the wind sways through,
In the grass the animals crawl.
Silent in night, laying on the grass staring at the stars
you could even see mars.
Grass in the dark.

11 months ago

1

Franco Silvidad (Philippines) published:

Woebegone

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

I wonder if I ever cross your mind?
I wonder if you see me, will your eyes turn blind?
I wonder if you want me as much as I want you?
I wonder if you once love me as much as I always have loved you?

Do you? Do you?

Do you remember when our love was a bed of roses?
The time, the world, the love was ours; no excuses
You see we’re a match made in heaven with...

about 1 year ago

2

queerquotes (United States) published:

(trust me, you don't want to)

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Trigger Warning: mental illness


Mental illness isn’t

pretty faces, the only blemish
some bags from lack of sleep

        Mental illness is

        ragged faces from nightmares that 
        wake you up in a cold sweat

thin frames, from shyly saying no to some sweets

        organs squeezed between skin and bones, 
        eating has become something you can’t do without 
        throwing it all up afterward

too big sweatshirts and an allergy to school

        not being able to get out of bed,
        unsure you’ll make...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

1

queerquotes (United States) published:

(trust me, you don't want to)

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Trigger Warning: mental illness

Mental illness isn’t
pretty faces, the only blemish
some bags from lack of sleep

        Mental illness is
        ragged faces from nightmares that 
        wake you up in a cold sweat

thin frames, from shyly saying no to some sweets

        organs squeezed between skin and bones, 
        eating has become something you can’t do without 
        throwing it all up afterward

too big sweatshirts and an allergy to school

        not being able to get out of bed,
        unsure you’ll make...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

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queerquotes (United States) published:

(trust me, you don't want to)

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Trigger Warning: mental illness

Mental illness isn’t
pretty faces, the only blemish
some bags from lack of sleep

        Mental illness is
        ragged faces from nightmares that 
        wake you up in a cold sweat

thin frames, from shyly saying no to some sweets

        organs squeezed between skin and bones, 
        eating has become something you can’t do without 
        throwing it all up afterward

too big sweatshirts and an allergy to school

        not being able to get out of bed,
        unsure you’ll make...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

4

Ellie! (United States) published:

Our Hearts Belong To The Water

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Does glory belong to the rolling thunder?
The lightning strike, the crash and boom
Majestic overhead, while beneath this fury
We cower. we are awed
By such wonder.

Does freedom belong to the reckless wind?
The gale, the storm, even the pale spring breeze
Dancing in our hair and around our ankles
Cannot be captured. we dream
Of such grace.

Does happiness belong to the blooming flowers?
The fresh buds in the meadow, the bees and hummingbirds
One million different...

over 1 year ago

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LyraLynne (United States) published:

Oddly Enough...

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

The odds of becoming
President of the United States
Are about 1 in 10 million

The odds of getting
Struck by lightning
Are about 1 in 170,000

The odds of winning
The powerball lottery
Are 1 in 175 million.

251 babies are born per minute.
105 people die per minute.
150 people die each year
By falling
Coconuts.

These are the labels
Society puts on people

1 in 11.5 million people get attacked by a shark.
1 in 113 people...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

7

queerquotes (United States) published:

(trust me, you don't want to)

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

(Voice recording of myself performing it. Uploading it to my blog was the only way I could figure out how to post it, sorry.)

[written below]

It isn’t pretty faces, the only blemish some bags from lack of sleep.
It isn’t thin frames, gotten
from shyly saying no to some sweets.
It isn’t the decision to stay in bed and play hookie.

It’s ragged faces from nightmares that wake you up in a cold sweat, screaming out of terror.
It’s...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

1

SarahStar (Australia) published:

The Man oF Three Hats

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

There was a man named Mr. Ats
who wore three hats
why? you say,
why he wore three hats?
for Mr. Ats, 
a man of maths,
says only a man of maths will know 
that three is greater than two.  
so… 
one pittar pattar, rain does fall 
one hat there does go
two pittar pattar, rain does fall 
another hat there does go
so…
one last hat, 
a man of math 
will be left 
with a dry 
and sensible...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

4

Hermione.Granger (United Arab Emirates) published:

Real World, Real Truth

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Why do people find joy in violence?
Words can sometimes be as frightful as blood.
If that’s the case, then call the ambulance.
Kind acts are free, unlike a diamond stud.
Children are playful and don’t ask for dread.
Youngsters don’t need to be hurt, but be heard.
Children wish for violence to be dead.
The love in this world flew away like a bird.
This left us with generations of mess.
Some suffer the pain of melancholy.
Others don’t...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

3

ɨиɢʀɨ∂ ɑ.γ (Hong Kong) published:

Time

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Tick tock, time running down the clock.
Stricking, a girl's face clouded with shock.
Lifting up her gown, legs shifting as she bowed.
Running , she saw the moon and clouds.

Footman shrinking carriage shrinking,
the girl listened as the clock stricking.
Makeup ran down her face,
Her gown turned into a blaze.

The carriage stopped in front of the barn,
Disappearing, her necklace and charms. 
All of a sudden, the rush was gone,
A new page of her life...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1

HannahC. (United States) published:

Where the Faceless People Live

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

A mother and a daughter
Hiding the bruising caused by the monster
They once called a father and a husband
But he is no more than a nightmare
A constant fear in their eyes, and the beast sips his bourbon 

A mother and a daughter
Who live with the pain embedded in their soul
Unable to forget the feeling of times that leave them with scars
Living behind the lonely grey world
A place that no one can understand

Unless...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1

Tyler Bonner (United States) published:

Poetry spoken words

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

If suddenly  
you don't remember me  
do no talk to me  
​for I have already have lost all memories of you

about 2 years ago

2

markruss_cardan (Philippines) published:

Reverie

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

It was a long road to travel, 
narrow, yet straightforward.
For years, I’ve been walking alone in this isolated road.
I have already befriended olden street signs,
though there weren’t really much of them along the way.

But one day, I wasn’t alone. 

On the side of the road was a grassland.
Blossoming flowers enveloped the atmosphere with a delightful aroma.
Trees slightly swayed as the wind passed by,
and the sun refused to show up, giving the ambiance a...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

5

Tziporah Dorfman (United States) published:

Dance the Dance

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Come join in, step in line,
Join our dance, you're right on time

Get into rhythm, get into groove
Work to perfect your every move

Impressions count, you know
Make sure that your moves flow

Comfortable you really can't get
Only relax when your moves are set

But then again- be wary
If you fall, it's into the quarry

Keep focused, concentrate,
You wouldn't want your move to be late!

And if you begin to stumble,
Get up! Get up!...

about 2 years ago

Mckenzie Roush (United States) published:

Love

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

If suddenly 
you dont remember me 
do no talk to me 
​for I have already have lost all memories of you

about 2 years ago

Paige S (United States) published:

Pangaea

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018


 

about 2 years ago

1

Annie Cramer published:

Me and You

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

                                                                            
                                                Me and You
Hi, I’m just me. And just me is someone I’m happy to be. And you’re you....

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

3

Mayzen (United States) published:

The Actual Life

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

I enter the world at hIgh speeds

The water thAt doesn't move
Low sand Made out of bones

I look into the Horizon, unable to find it
The bright diamOnd shedding off only a little bit of it's wonders
Shadows that Move with the dark
Made out of bluE light

The green that is Actually purple
And a bright Twinkle that doesn't sparkle

I'm free finalLy,...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

Mason Wasik (United States) published:

Plastic Flamingos

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Plastic Flamingos
By: Mason Wasik
Her trailer smelled of instant coffee and cigarettes. The kitchen was littered with eviction notices and empty wine bottles. Old polaroid pictures of what appeared to be a younger and happier version of herself were stuck in the corners of the faded countertops. On top of the chipped plastic countertop overlooking the living room (if you could even call it a living room) was a bowl of waxed fruit, covered in a thin layer of...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1

ally_mahoney (United States) published:

"That Girl"

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

By: Ally Mahoney
Everyone assumed that she was okay.
The girl that was always smiling.
The girl that had a million friends.
The girl who had perfect grades.
The girl who had parents that loved her.
No one ever bothered to worry about that girl.
Everyone just assumed that she was okay.
No one knew that inside she was breaking, and never knew what to say.
That girl was always smiling trying to distract herself from the pain.
The pain...

over 2 years ago

Sarah Naz (United States) published:

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

Silence.

It's no use
can't produce
any benefit,
nothing but more
Silence.

My brain is scrambling in my head,
my face an angry red
but what good can it do
for those who are already dead?
Silence.

It won't end the violence,
will only bring more.
We raise up our voices and
you hear the roar
of the protest, our choices
aren't to start a war,
but to bring ourselves peace
and get up off the floor.
Silence.

Humans I see,
but no humanity ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 2 years ago

1

Zzjj12 (United States) published:

Nature

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

The sky is baby blue.
The grass is swaying with the wind. People playing and having fun. 

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 2 years ago

4

sasha.gemini (Qatar) published:

Questions

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

I have always questioned
Whether the one
I love
is the one I would
hate
If they weren't the one 
I loved.
I have always wondered
whether my
enemies
would be my
friends
if my
friends
weren't my
friends. 
I have always asked
whether I would be
here
if I was
here
So then would

be you
If I wasn't
me?
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 2 years ago