All writing published for Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019. See Competition

Published writing

CamdynR (United States) published:

Submerge Me and Hold Me Under

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

“ I lay in bed these increasingly late nights and unhinge my jaw like a starving and emaciated anaconda
I let out a scream of anger and resentment but no sound produces
Because my body is as broken as you have left my heart
The endless days and hours I spend reminiscing over the fond days are shattered upon the realization
You’re probably with Him again


He that emerged from the water and sunk me like a damaged steamer with...

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over 1 year ago

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Carpizza (Australia) published:

I swear we're now friends

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I swear we're now friends,
Our laughter is the song we sing in time, 
As your smile grows, crescent moons take the shape of your earth eyes.
Our friends find us a spectacle.

Yet, explaining us is like drawing up a map of the universe,
and you call me the sun-
your sun.

I swear we're now friends
Since our first date, 
was in a sleepy orange sunset,
aligning how we got here,
avoiding where we'll end-
Well...
I avoided it.
You returned...

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over 1 year ago

1

Red_Rose_Blooming (Australia) published:

Alone

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Oh, autumn tree, so bare, so cold
Where are your loving leaves of gold?
You stand her, lonely and betrayed
Through waves of solitude you wade.

One night a ruthless gale blew
Your family away from you
And left you with a shattered heart
Upon this lachrymal depart.

But don't despair, my dear tree
For I shall keep you company
Our memories will resonate
And more to come lie in await.

For spring shall once again be spring
And birds...

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over 1 year ago

1

FragmentsOfTheUntold (United States) published:

Shatter Me

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Brick
By
Brick
I built up my walls again
Until I was safe
But then you, alone
Knocked them down

No
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I promised myself this would never happen again
I’m scared
I can’t let another person make 'love' an empty word to me

You reach out to me
I pull away
Your fingers gently graze my heart
I am frozen
Exhale

You know exactly how to shatter me
And I wish...

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over 1 year ago

3

A.M (United States) published:

Open your eyes...

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Open your eyes
look around.
We're blinded by these lies
left with an open wound.

Listen to me
follow the sound of my voice.
Cold and painful,
tell me what you see. 

The light that falls
will soon disappear,
leaving us to the shadows.
The desolate dark that nobody shows.

We see the rose
and ignore the thorns.
It's until we are pricked
that the pain starts to storm. 

Let me show you
Let me sing to you
Let me...

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over 1 year ago

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MyaKeys (United States) published:

Father

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I lie awake most nights
With salty tears carving a way down my face
You were never there for anything
The sports I played
You never once came to a game
I would try my hardest for you father
You werent there for anything
All my awards and achievements
For me to sit on your lap
All the times I fell
and scratched my knee
You were the one who wasn't there
To comfort me
All those times I was...

over 1 year ago

halcyon (United States) published:

The Great Going Home

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Our Teacher, perpetual conveyor
of knowledge and bitter life-lessons
told us that death is far less humorous
at its approach, counting stair-step years
until it knocks on crumbling oak door.

Teacher, dear Teacher, how can I
explain that the End is not the
dark, sour-rotting taste that
taints the books you have assigned 
in Advanced Placement Literature.

Death is heavy, but not quite 
so terrifying to me as you say
it will one day, eventually, be.
For Death is the...

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over 1 year ago

ApplePi3.1415 (Canada) published:

dissolve

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019





Why is it so dark
In the middle of the night?

So the whisper-willows can flicker flicker flicker
And whisper whisper whisper
That they hate you now you’ll never be anything why would you do that
While you self-destruct, living in the past?

Why is it so bright
In the middle of the day?
So the diamond-bird can shimmer shimmer shimmer
And twitter twitter twitter
That you’re so stupid look at you why are you so sensitive you’re a child ...
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over 1 year ago

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Bi (Portugal) published:

our wild plethora of minds

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

They have been losing their words
Between the valves on the stoves
With clumps of dread
Falling off bald heads
And I wonder if your hair
Is also clogging the drain
If you too became a smile
Lost at a carnaval fair
Trying to look less insane

I have been selling my words
To buy bucolic stoves
And I wonder if your stance
Is still starched at the spine
Or if you gave the floor a glance
And your back,...

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over 1 year ago

1

kassuperr published:

Dreams

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019


monstrous seas and howling winds
that is what I dream about
i dream of soaring skies
and daring leaps
that lead to a new side
of the world we have never seen

but between you and i, i don’t
think those dreams are worth the
chase, because who would
follow a dream you imagined over
an image assigned to study
in your fifty dollar history book

why follow waves higher than
any man made tower we know,
or ships that...
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over 1 year ago

1

Christy Wisdom (United States) published:

Stars

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

we always told ourselves
we wanted to be stars
maybe we'd be shooting comets

spectacular-
if only for a moment.

then we'd be remembered
by some
though forgotten
within a couple days

maybe we're part of the 
milky way
our names may fade
with time
but we'll still be there-
a basis for many to come
a legacy left behind

or maybe we'll just
stay suspended in the 
inky fluid
of the night

we will be lanterns
to those 
swallowed...

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over 1 year ago

1

neekabadi (United States) published:

Mother to Daughter

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

You are a sapling soon to become a tree.
You begin small,
Fragile,
And sensitive.
But soon,
Soon you shall be doused in water and sunlight.
And,
Although your growth may be impeded
By a gelid winter
Or a dreary drought,
Remember that these events,
While difficult to endure,
Will only result in a thicker, stouter bark
That can withstand any storm.
So next time you feel as if the wind is too strong,
The rain is too cold,
The...

over 1 year ago

2

evvilyy (Australia) published:

bite me [please]

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

you don't leave an apple half eaten
unless it's bruised and rotten;

i'd like to think i wasn't that,
that you'd taken only half of me 
because i was 
too sweet,

but i know it's just a dream i have 
when i miss you.

though i'd make you sick and every bite you'd take would make me less whole,
you'd of taken me all;

but alas you didn't,
you'd taken only half of me
because i was
too sour,

and...

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over 1 year ago

Nethyh13 (Sri Lanka) published:

Think beyond....

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

What did you see then?
what do you see now?
Your sweet smile?
your sparkling eyes?
or the pimples you're worried with?

You and I are the same...
we find ourselves looking at
that reflective object...
we don't know...is it just staring or looking
But...
Have you ever thought..
what might your reflection mean?


 

over 1 year ago

CCReed (United States) published:

DUST

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I've been broken;
Burned away into nothing but
Brittle.
Ashes.
A hardly discernible substance,
That lingers on your shelves,
The surface of your desk;
Each memory of me hovers in your corners.

Every.
Single.
Time.
You try to brush me off,
Throw me away.
But I always come back.

Relentlessly; defiantly, almost,
I stay;
Sticking to the edges of each framed memory;
Every moment captured on a camera,
And printed out;
You see me.

Day after day,
You try to...

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over 1 year ago

Nicole Bula (United States) published:

How I See

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

How I See
Eyes aren’t the only things that let you see,
I prophecize that one day we’ll comprehend our existence ,
That there’ll be an end to the constant acceptance of how others define your limits,
My limits,
These development of doubts,
From which born a child of accumulated voices
fabricated by surroundings,
That child is me,
My thoughts and reasoning,
Those of which I’m not allowed to share,
Because for some reason you care,
You care enough to...

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over 1 year ago

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anna@15 (India) published:

The Secret

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I have a secret
and a place to hide,
maybe even a place to confide.

What makes you think you can find?
For the one who knows me
will know where it is!

For the one who knows me
would be a friend of mine,
and the one would never reveal.

For the one who knows me
is only me!

For i have no friends
except for me,
who knows me deep down inside.

The one who reads this
will...

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over 1 year ago

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Okapi (United States) published:

An Angel

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

This morning you were fine
Lovely and divine
But now you’ve gone
To where I cannot follow
And my hear has filled with such sweet sorrow
Now you cannot suffer
No pain or any other
Now you can rest
I know that this is best
Alone no more
In heaven at last
 

 
 
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over 1 year ago

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Carpizza (Australia) published:

I swear we're now friends

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I swear we're now friends,
Our laughter is the song we sing in time, 
As your smile grows, crescent moons take the shape of your earth eyes.
Our friends find us a spectacle.

Yet explaining us is like drawing up a map of the universe,
and you call me the sun-
your sun.

I swear we're now friends
Since our first date, 
was in a sleepy orange sunset,
aligning how we got here,
avoiding where we'll end-
Well...
I avoided it.
You returned...

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over 1 year ago

6

Young_and_a_menace (Iceland) published:

Under a streetlight

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Under a streetlight,
Everything the light shines on,
Is the entire world.

But from the shadows,
Everything is visible,
Both darkness and light.

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over 1 year ago

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singaporeandreamer (Singapore) published:

never ending

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

she pounds her feet along the mud road,
finds it harder 
and 
harder 
to 
breathe

legs feel ticklish as she sprints along an infinite track, seeking in vain for 
the end.

a light breeze picks up, grows into a 
GALE, 
a drizzle turns into a downpour, and she shivers, seeking in vain for the end.

vines creep up and up her legs, tangle around her body, thorns cut into her wrists. she sobs. 
seeking in vain for the end.



footsteps...

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over 1 year ago

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NiLa (India) published:

This Poem Is Hard To Write.

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

This poem is hard to write. 
I have nothing to say
Other than the words already
Put down on this page. 

This poem is hard to write. 
There isn’t much on my mind,
But let’s delve deeper and see
What we could possibly find. 

This poem is hard to write
Current affairs in my brain
But those won’t matter in time
The world goes on again. 

This poem is hard to write. 
Haikus aren’t really my thing 
Limericks just aren’t...

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over 1 year ago

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christinexro (United States) published:

Fill in the Bl_nks

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I told my parents I would do this.
If I win -
Something, anything -
Then it's The N_w School.
Nothing -
UC_ it is.
I tell my parents I want my choice back.
Mom snaps.
You can go to college in h_ll, for all I care.
Father screams.
Stop crying! Get out! Forget your choice, it's my money!
I come out of the bathroom 3_ minutes later.
I don't talk.
I write.
It's not The New School, it's The Now...

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over 1 year ago

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RavenWriter (United States) published:

When the World is out of Time

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

When the world is out of time, sit here again with me
We will whisper softly settling on this long fallen tree
We will watch and we will see, we will from then on always be
Sitting, settled on this tree

When the world is out of time, it will be just us two
The world does not mean naught to me, when I am beside you
Friends forever following, each other down this lonely lane
And when the end...

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over 1 year ago

Cielito_de_Abril (United States) published:

Enough

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I was a desert
and for a while it was enough
but when you met the rain
I suddenly wasn't
So I let it change me
reach deep in me
and I became a lake


With the lake came the trees 
And the grass 
And the fish Sparkling silver under the deep
And for you, that was enough
But then you met the sea
And you became close
And so I could be close to you too I let the...

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over 1 year ago