All writing published for No Pause for Breath

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I Write Occasionally (United States) published:

Drapetomania

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Hey you, she says, like raindrops,
like the ocean against the shore:
would you follow me anywhere?
while she strides off
in a straight, straight line,
but curved trajectory away from you and
all you can think is
Darling, where are you going, 
where's that lighthouse you promised me?
'cause I'm a little lost
out here in the wilds

and she will smile brightly over her shoulder
but say nothing and you
will be left
in the dark
again
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about 2 years ago

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Unapologetic Regret (Australia) published:

A Thousand Gunshots.

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

DISCLAIMER: Content may be distressing.

And I believed this place to be my solace,
Somewhere to sit and be bored,
The only worry being the next equation
Or when to turn the page over;

I counted one, two, three of them,
How were there only three?
It sounded more like a thousand...
It replays in my head as a thousand;


It was homeostasis in a changing world,
A pause in our lives until when we left
To make our own...
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about 2 years ago

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kaseylaura (Australia) published:

Winter Sunrise

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

When the rush of chill wind lifts your hair
​and runs icy fingers gently down your spine, 
​when your breath makes a fine cloud in front of you
​and your fingertips are hidden warm and safe in the depths of your jacket,
when the first sight of the sun makes your breath catch
​as it dances along the lines of your face,
lighting the spark in your eyes like the glow of a fire
​and dipping the distant tree tops...

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about 2 years ago

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zaid ilyas (India) published:

The Dragon

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Thousand thunder  
waiting to meet him
where he stand midst of the storm
the wind is howling
and moment is calling
so he became
A dragon

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about 2 years ago

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Dipali Gupta (India) published:

MOTHER NATURE

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The Nature you met,
Now can't be set.
'Coz what we get,
Isn't a nature
But the vanished wet.
Be a nature's friend,
To show others the trend. 
Beautiful gardens,  gleamy water, grassy land.
Are all apart from Switzerland. 
Nature isn't fine, 
So can't be given a good define. 
Mother nature needs cure,
To make herself a bit more pure. 
We are oriented to nature, 
But has become the laziest creature. 
Pavements are grey,
Rivers are becoming stray.
If she...

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about 2 years ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

I think this will work

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

last night I met my girlfriend's family,
(we've been together two weeks)
I sat beside her, at the diner table
and across from her little sister,
and we kept smiling at each other, in brief flashes,
because though no one else knew
our knees and feet brushed against each other
under the table;
her house is on the water
and the moon was out in full
so we could watch as it competed
with the houses across the bay
to dominate...

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about 2 years ago

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Dipali Gupta (India) published:

MOTHER NATURE

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

A Mother's Heart

I am a daughter , can understand the heart of a mother. 

Its the mother who nurtures ,
to give a perfect shape to her sculpture. 
She did her best,
But never took rest 
Her son hates her,
But she never failed and recovered her fur.
Her heart failed, but he didn't came.
Her daughter took her care,
She thanked her with a smile so fare .
He didn't came upto her grave ,
Her soul flowed...

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about 2 years ago

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Sweetie (United States) published:

Real Men Don't Cry

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Tears drizzled from his eyes like raindrops; he couldn't cry,
for the world had pounded it into his mind over and over
like a hammer does on a nail, and he knew he was wrong,
so he wiped away his tears and straightened his back
because all men have in this world are their backs;
they were not allowed to cry
ever since the world said only girls cry
and no matter how much it hurt, and
no matter how...

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about 2 years ago

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lucy.liora (United States) published:

bathtub

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

thoughts are gathered
under eyelashes
 
and familiarity creeps
only in the background
 
because this is different,
this is the opposite,
 
for there are no sideways strokes
searching for self,
 
or color flooding into
silence,
 
only scraping at marrow
with a fine-toothed comb
 
and burning fat to make
light.

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about 2 years ago

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M. Elyse Lynch (Australia) published:

Time

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I lost myself,
In the moments,
That passed long ago,
In the times in which,
I wondered,
If there was a beginning or an end;
I wondered,
If time were stopped,
Would I stand still forever,
Stagnant and waiting,
Or would my heart stop,
And I'd die,
And never know,
What it means to be frozen,
In time.

about 2 years ago

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ALangford (United Kingdom) published:

swallows 29/04

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

hold yourself heavy on the windowsill    dear
​I once heard a tale of a girl who learned     to fly:
​she learned through books how     to build;
​the mechanics of wings    and winged things
​and she built them herself     out of
​burnished wood, the floorboards     of her room,
​and ash, and wax    that dripped
​from the candle    like rain,
​and she watched     the swallows
​rippling in distortions...

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about 2 years ago

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megzegzoo (Canada) published:

smitten

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Are you familiar with the feeling when
the world is no longer turning
and everything on it falls silent
to pay its respects to the beauty of one
small thing it has created
and you join it in its admiration
of something perfect
and all time stops
to savour the moment 
and you realize why you haven’t eaten today
when the butterflies take up every square inch of your stomach
and as hard as you try
you can’t suppress a...

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about 2 years ago

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novelistinthedark (United States) published:

Ocean With No Shores

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

my thoughts are endless like an ocean of blood and tears and sweat
and pain that comes from circles that don't stop
because my thoughts don't stop no matter how much
I want them to stop, they'll keep going and come back
to the same thing when I think they're over
like an ocean with no shores so that
when you get tired there's no place to stop and
all you can do is drown in them and
they only...

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about 2 years ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) published:

A Pause to Breathe

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

It seems we can't even pause to breathe anymore,
too busy rushing by we miss our lives,
and fail to notice that our chests
have stopped their gradual rise and fall,
our breath tastes stagnant and dry,
we don't ever smell the roses,
since we forget there is air to smell,
and we make paintings without a 
living reference, then claim that they are reality,
and others copy from the distorted version,
and we marvel at the accuracy,
since our...

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about 2 years ago

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Serendipity (Australia) published:

Mistakes

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

At first, all seems normal,
And you continue daily life,
But something keeps alarming you,
It doesn't quite seem right,
In this state you can't cope for long,
Until the icy reality hits,
Startling, 
Direct,
True;
The mistake you've made comes to life
Painting its own vivid, wild images
Using your mind as its canvas,
You try to wipe away the colourful stains
And those around you say, "It's fine,
Forget"

But they do not know what you do
How...

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about 2 years ago

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Eshita (India) published:

I breathe

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

I breathe not only today
But everyday
As I hope for something new, Exciting,
Capitalizing Expansions
Like it is the endless string of numbers
Only waiting to be uncovered
A treasure filled to the brim 
With mixes of grime and others'
Hopes and forgotten dreams
I breathe yet again as if to pause my thoughts it seems,
And I don't realise what I have become
But a prey for humanity
To grind its own expansions on me
I thought when...

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about 2 years ago

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kdxt4life (Australia) published:

Perfection

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Perfection is the obsession, for which we strive
in our hearts we aim; like cupids arrows we strike
and the deer will run; like the wind shall disappear and 
in the end it will never be enough; like the fatal stab
to the heart of betrayal; perfection will never resolve it's
ease, like the mighty sword of Excalibur; we all yearn for it 
and like rain; it shall disappear, no matter how hard we try,
it will gnaw at the...

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about 2 years ago

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Luna Lemon (United States) published:

Music

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Notes are constantly changing,
growing, weaving, dancing, teasing;
emotions run wild with pauses rarely
as melodies resolve with people left hanging;
and as these ideas turn each page-
observers grip seats without blinking,
even if all they're doing is listening.

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about 2 years ago

laurenmcangus (United Kingdom) published:

Chapter Two - The End of Academy

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Slipping on the uniform, which now feels more like a costume, I begin to question the reality of the finality of the day,
one last day, the end of this chapter, but the book of life is far from over,
eighteen, what a feeling, an adult, well that is what they will say but not yet,
the others will weep with sadness on this day while i look towards the blindly bright future with hope and joy,
i am ready,...

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about 2 years ago

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darlingdrizzle (United Kingdom) published:

Meadow of my Mind

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

In the meadow of my mind, within the shadow of my dreams
the heart is beating fast, without the steady hint of released,
I hear the ringing in my ears, and the pounding in my brain,
it feels like a weight on my chest pushing again the bone,
and the orange of a sunrise burns within the eyelids,
as the clanking, clonking, plonking, roaring, snoring
sounds of my over active imagination, start the
cascade of millions of sparks inside zooming...

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about 2 years ago

horsiegirl (United States) published:

Stream of Memory

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Walking along a stream,
I find bottles,
Bottles full of memories,
So I pick one up
And admire the flower
​That falls out-
An orchid,
Petals so soft,
Blue
​The color of her eyes,
The middle a bright 
Tweety Bird yellow,
​Like her hair,
The stem green,
Like cooked peas,
​Like her dress
And suddenly 
​I remember
​Her.

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about 2 years ago

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HeyThereRose (United Kingdom) published:

And I am happy

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

The branches spread above my head and throught them the light falls,
falls like, like paint from a brush in some 5 year olds paw that fligs yellow in a frantic childish atempt to paint the whole world and I stand at the start of this
light dappled avenue as the violets they bow there small little heads by the side of the 
path and the roots of the trees they reach out to me like
the welcoming arms of...

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about 2 years ago

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paperbird (United States) published:

Hear Me

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Please, hear me, hear me when they kill me,
When they drag my body past the ditch
And smear mud across my face;
Hear me when they take me into dank closet corners 
Where we used to dream of stories untold, we were unknowing
Of the oozing blood that stretched the walls;
Please hear me when I die, when someone does
Hear the strangle and the cry, and not just one but both;
Hear me the world ends and everything...

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about 2 years ago

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☆surly☆wombat☆ (United States) published:

Missing

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Sometimes I miss things so much it feels like there is a gaping hole
inside me; I'm missing a piece of me;
endless games and ringing laughter, no snapchat in our grade,
the biggest drama: the teacher yelled,
biggest romance: "I have a crush"
innocent games not gossip,
playing tag not boyfriends,
and most of all the happy trio before our grade
was split in groups,
I'm missing.

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about 2 years ago

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☆surly☆wombat☆ (United States) published:

Missing

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

Sometimes I miss things so much it feels like there is a gaping hole
inside me; I'm missing a piece of me;
endless games and ringing laughter, no snapchat in our grade,
the biggest drama: the teacher yelled,
biggest romance: "I have a crush"
innocent games not gossip,
playing tag not boyfriends,
I'm missing.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 years ago