All writing published for No Pause for Breath

Published writing

2

parachutes_the_idiot (Canada) published:

Last Breathe- In Memory of Aberforth “Abby”

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I wrote this in memory of my kitten who was brutally murdered. 

When I go out, I see you lying there, and I just about, leave you there, but instead  I turn around, I holler out “Hello my dearest, hi”, but you just lay there on the ground, My pace quickens, this is unlike you, you’re my kitten, you always come when I holler for you, but you just lay there, not moving a single hair, I fall to my...

Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago

DeepLonelyConfusion (United States) published:

read between the lines

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I AM HAPPY
    im sad
I AM DOING WELL
    i dont feel well
IM FINE
    i need a nap    
IM OKAY
 

over 1 year ago

1

The Great Gabs-by (Singapore) published:

Happy Pill

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Happiness
an come in the form of
a warm hug in the glacial cold
a cheesy line that gave you a rush
a beautiful obsession in the thrill of adolescence;
that cannot be bought with all the gold in the world
(whether natural from the ground
or earned from the paper cuts of dead trees)

but fear not, because now
you can buy happiness
for a dollar
per pill
'Happy Pill'
to be exact
which is truly creative
for a...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

5

Plausible.Poems (United States) published:

Call of the Void

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The call of the void entrances me, freezes the rest of my thoughts
and shocks my brain to only seem to want one thing: the inevitable
and as much as I attempt to quell that urge, the feeling remains
aching to be let out, to dash free from my calm facade and
spark a new revolution; world changers and daydreamers unite
to join hands in battle, minds racing, hearts beating, to the
familiar tune of our sudden destructive impulses; break...

Seeking Peer Reviews

almost 2 years ago

6

youcanfallalongwayinsunlight (United States) published:

light we cannot see

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

she feels like her lungs are glass balloons
that are slowly deflating 
and breaking
slicing her heart 
and stomach
and liver
and kidneys
the way shattered ribs would,
and though she knows why she feels this way
(you're processing grief, the doctor says)
she is simply
too tired
to care why
(why she is grieving for a man who never loved her)
or how 
(people still ask her how someone like her ever loved someone like him)
because it doesn't ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

3

Funk_Head (United States) published:

Valentines Fool

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

hey jessica how are you
with your your hair
your beautiful face,
i hope your umm doing well
i was just wondering if uhh
you wanted to go to prom with
heh heh me,
no... no..
oh well april fools
yep... yep... just
just a joke.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1

PiperBakes (Hong Kong) published:

Pitter-Pat

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The rain falls in a pitter-pat rythm
and it seems as if Chinese-water torture
is nothing compared to this because not 
only will it not stop but it seems to make 
the world stop and hold its breath, stop 
and wait before moving on with life, and
I am sitting here, wondering why it had to rain
today, why it has to fall this way but now it is
coming down harder and the pitter-pat has changed 
to a ratat-tatt-at-tat...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

12
1

LittleWoman (Canada) published:

Blurred Corners

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

A tangled string is at the edge of my mind,
hidden away in a dusty corner,
not noticeable at first glance,
but always a shadow behind me,
it is the bitterness in warm coffee,
the sweetness in cold tea,
it covers my eyes,
fizzling like a 60's film,
only free when the cinema lights turn on;
it is hazy in my chest,
making me numb to the frigid winter wind,
it carries me like a paper airplane,
lost in the...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

3

RachelMarie (United States) published:

Giving a Speech

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I stand here on the stage,
a million thought rushing like a bullet through my brain:
Am I good enough,
Will I succeed
Will they think me foolish
Will they smile
Will I forget
Will they understand;

I take a deep breath and all unfolds
Like a river breaking through a weak dam
Rushing faster and faster
Then I remind myself,
Slow
Don't rush

I take another deep breath,
My hand shaky and wet
I try to hide my anxiety...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

Maura (India) published:

Going Home

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Rush hour begins
standing in line at the ticket counter,
wordless transactions
no satisfaction
and then it's my turn
a ticket
and I'm off -

there's a reason it's called rush hour, I think,
slinking into the train's crowded mess
it takes will power
to deal with this stress
to deal with this stink
they smell sour
they need a shower
I want a shower
I want to be done with this endless ride
where I can't run and I...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1
1

Clarianogirl (United States) published:

No Safe Haven

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

In this world, we have to run from the pain and misery; 
There's nowhere to run because life is too short to be on your feet, but at the same time you must cease;
The prejudice is overbearing, this life is not caring;
This world we live in strives for complexity, even if it turns into a monstrosity;
Worlds apart we seem, many choose to be mean;
If we could get along sparingly, we save lives independently;
Choosing this world...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

rachbrooke (United States) published:

Up and Down and Side to Side

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I think that
perhaps this is the way it is supposed
to be,
with the crazy up and down 
and side to side
and the whycan'tthishappen,
it is all leading up to something
when the up and down will stop
and the silence is no longer deafening 
it will mean that it was not all for naught
and fruition is no longer a myth. 

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

2

Lisa202 (United States) published:

Paradise

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Indifferent noise coming from the ocean like cause and
effect; curiosity running in your direction forcing you to
look into the distance; engaging with the waves the horizon
brings, advocating memories of when you first felt shared
happiness with your very own father and for some reason
you miss it more then anything because it triggers unspeakable
ghastly agony when passed, to another milieu; sometimes
you look out into the line that separates the ocean from the
sun with a...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

musiphant (United States) published:

Best Question to Ask

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

We like
what we love
but do we love
what we like
when we know which direction
to walk in
but do we know how to walk
in that direction
where we know up and down and 
left and right
but do we know good and bad and
right and wrong
should we know
could we know
is probably
the best question to ask.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

M. M. Fording (United States) published:

A Day

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The sun passes over the black roofs
Without hurdle or pause
And its light blurs
The last night
And it starts again
Without a second thought
About differences, opportunities
No: it's just another
Day.
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

4

Heyyitzme (New Zealand) published:

Him

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

My lungs stop,
I turn, to see him chasing me,
fingers on the trigger, slowing, to take aim,
looking him in the eyes I notice something, kindness, somewhere, he focuses,
staring, his finger tightening on the trigger, and...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

2

AM Key (United States) published:

Bitter Words

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I drank
from the rain 
and it tasted bitter-sweet
as it fell
upon my tongue
but the rain 
Was nothing compared to the words
That rolled from my lips
with the sour tang of a lemon
and spit the truth to ones
unwilling to hear it 

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

2

The Great Gabs-by (Singapore) published:

Happy Pill

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Happiness can come in the form of
a warm hug in the glacial cold,
a cheesy line that gave you a rush,
a beautiful obsession in the thrill of adolescence;
that cannot be bought with all the gold in the world,

(whether natural from the ground
or earned from the paper cuts of dead trees),

but fear not, because now,
you can buy happiness
for a dollar
per pill
hence earning the title 'Happy Pill'
which is truly creative
for...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1

Oscar_Locke (Australia) published:

Elemental

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Ash and spirits swill down his throat in increments of solitudes, 
Canine tongue nailed to the edge of the bottle, 
Feet kicking to the radio, 
His head brewing bad attitudes;
Heart 
smoldering, She looks out the window at the birds, 
Wings folded into paper perfection, 
Her voice warbles in her lungs,
And she wishes she could speak the words;
Flightless 
fancies, Old house old rules old people smoking, 
Graves knocked down by adolescent angst,
They clutch the dirt, 
Tossing it...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1
1

Rebekah Mau (Netherlands) published:

Keep going

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Every day I work as hard as I can to succeed, only taking breaks for a moment to breath, so that I can go on and on, never truly stopping, not even when I feel like sobbing, as time is always running and I am alone, I am like a dog with a bone, I will go on until I reap my reward, I will be my own knight with a gleaming sword, so that one day I will no...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

Warren Jin (Singapore) published:

another neighbour

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

when the new tenant settled in
he didn't plan to leave anytime soon,
but every day he comes over to beg, first
saying please, give me some food, give me
some food; next he says, brother, take pity,
let me work for you, and when I rejected
his offer, he laid prostrate on the
cold marble in the corridor, and groveled,
saying, my good sire, I will be your slave,
so please, have mercy on me, my poverty-plagued frame,
to...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

averageteenwriter (United States) published:

NO PAUSE FOR BREATH Inspo

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Life is beautiful and ugly and broken and perfect all at once rushing along in your heartbeat sweeping your tears away with the next bus stop you get off at messaging arrows of electricity through your sweat-stained skin that pulses, a hymn of praise, of thanks, of love, we have all fallen in love with being alive for a long time now, but life is also soft and slow and sometimes bleached of flowers, and you will see it as...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

1

ummmsassy (United States) published:

Place I have seen

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The weight, the pressure it lays upon your shoulders unbearable:
invisible to everyone around you they can not see that it is dragging you 
down, that it gets harder and harder to go through a day, each one like an eternity you go in a circle, never stopping just endless forever; you feel trapped under the weight, until you let go just let everything that is keeping you down go no longer keeping it at bay: a release finally, finally you...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago

18

theinvisiblehumanbeing (Singapore) published:

Frenzy

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

                                           There's no stopping once you've arrived, everything is a blur, a blur,
                                              it's a whirlpool, draws you deeper, at once you are enthralled
                                                     by sights and sounds of frenzied life, faintly you fear
                                                         what you see, what awaits you with this rush
                                                            that will carry you into many more sights
                                                              and sounds, into...

about 2 years ago

1

phantasmagorical (United States) published:

Seattle

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The sky is gray but it isn't a sad day
because if gray days were sad days then every day
would be a sad day here
in Seattle where rain falls day and night and in winter
spring, summer, and fall
and sometimes people wear glossy raincoats
and sometimes they don't because we are all used to the rain by now
falling from the sky in sheets,
sometimes heavy and pounding like silver-glinted
nails hammered by the wind,
sometimes moist and...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago