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

Published writing

Shancurty Ignacio (Philippines) published:

A Writer's Love

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I have finally written you down, my love.

In your own words,

You already inspired me.

To do great, to change the world with words.

From then on, you will forever live.

You will forever be immortal.

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over 1 year ago

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ElephantAirlines (United States) published:

The White Rabbit

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

A small plastic white rabbit is stood on a chest.
The fair body is plastic, which is covered with cotton, or acrylic crest,
It is now a soft grey from the dust.
As it stands, all unmoved and forgotten; remembered by only must,
With a patch on its cheek,
Where the glue has fell weak.
The light pale on its fading uniform,
An idea arises, bright in its forsaken form.

What if, it went and hopped of its shelf?
And...

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over 1 year ago

George Tom (India) published:

Photons of a G-Type Star

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019




Let sunlight, warm and tingly,
mar your skin.
It has made the journey,
from a sphere of hell,
burning in the firmament,
with the gods.
 
Let the sunlight, warm and tingly,
mar your skin.
it has made the journey
 of eight light-minutes,
deserting the Sun,
In desolation, to meet you.

Ricocheted against protons,
in drunken stupor,
with diminishing energy (and increasing wavelength)
do photons go from Gamma,
to Roentgen, UV, Visible,
out of the corona.
 
A ten-thousand-year exodus ...
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over 1 year ago

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HolisticDetective (United States) published:

The Poet's Lament

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I should write a poem that's emotionally deep.
I stay up late trying instead of going to sleep.
I'm like ninety percent sure I have emotions and stuff,
But they won't go on the page; I'm finding this pretty tough.
With all the important topics in our world today,
You'd think I'd be able to write on one, some way.
See, why would anyone want to read a poem this bad?
My own lack of talent is making me pretty...

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over 1 year ago

Snakeryan (United States) published:

Hope Forgotten

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

(I) I am alone. (I)

Millions are like me.
Traveling freely.
Never afraid.
Like a lone star in the night sky.

Searching for inspiration.
I fall and rise. (s)
I see no light.
(a) I sometimes smile and see what is before me.

Others stare and holler when I pass. (e)
I am alone when I am surrounded by others.

I have seen the unseen.
Dark red blotches have surrounded me.
I have heard the cry of victory and defeat. ...

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over 1 year ago

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pencils.and.paper.roses (United States) published:

White Kite

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I remove it from its shelf
unroll the string
soon to be wet from my tears

it's a tradition now
one only my family does
when someone is gone

now she's gone
and I've been chosen

so I unroll the string 
and take it outside
while my family looks on
sad
but at peace

now I unfurl it
the white kite used
for a send-off
a final goodbye
to the lost
as they pass 
to 
another
life
 

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over 1 year ago

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Juliana (United States) published:

Aim This Anger Into Grace

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Did you hear the rain?
Did you see it coming down?
Like a knife, it broke the tie,
took your crown and took your pride.
 
Did you taste the loss?
Did you feel it in your bones?
Let it sink into your skin,
here it comes again.
 
You say I’m controlled because I’ve broke away.
Kicking dust into my eyes, you say “wake up.”
Come too close, but I won’t fight.
Aim this anger into grace.
 
Can...

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over 1 year ago

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Harlow (United States) published:

Sundew

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The sun kissed the dew
on the soft morning grass.
I savored the flavor,
inhaling ever so slightly 
and letting the scent tickle my nose

The dew was golden and thick,
like honey or marmalade;
with each step
it carefully caressed the crevices
of my bare feet.

A bird perched on a birch tree 
above the dew-coated grass
and twittered softly. 
And the sun kissed the dew
on the soft morning grass

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over 1 year ago

eiman_910 (Pakistan) published:

Writers of my world

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

This world we live in,
deems writers so ordinary. 
And writing so ordinary. 
But in my world, Writers
are anything but that. 

He is magic.
He creates entirety, from pieces,
of puzzles, of imagination, of life.
He tells about places he has
not seen, not yet, not ever.
He has tasted all the waters
of the world, with his mind,
sweet and salty, still and sparkling.
He feels without experiencing,
paints with his words,
photographs without a camera.

He is...

over 1 year ago

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Snowflake501 (Canada) published:

Where I am From

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I am from the red of the paprika,
From the golden dust it leaves behind
And the ting of spice it leaves in my mouth.
I am from a steaming bowl of chopped meat stew,
From floating vegetables and boiling potatoes,
From a salty broth of everything that is home.
I am from the spiral of a ‘Wasp’s Nest’,
Coated with a powdering of sugar that sticks to my hair, 
From the sweet aroma of cinnamon suspended in the air, ...

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over 1 year ago

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JCWriter (United States) published:

Valediction

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

~~~ video performance coming soon ~~~

I
do not want to say Goodbye—
the word hits me
    like a sledgehammer hits a stained-glass window,
I
do not like the jagged shards of bittersweet
    that line my path and scar my feet,
Goodbye—
the word echoes, echoes, echoes
    like a theme song on repeat,
but it’s the song they play during the credits
    after the movie’s
        over—
I
always dreamed of a happily ever after, ...
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over 1 year ago

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Pop75189 (United States) published:

You Lose

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019


Like a blindfold, the darkness obstructed my vision.
I didn’t know which way I had come.
But I had made a decision:
I would not succumb.
 
I ran without seeing -
I didn’t dare turn back.
I was already foreseeing,
Being torn to bits by a wolfpack.
 
I could imagine being shredded by their sharp claws.
It wasn’t hard - I already felt torn apart.
Pieces of me hanging in their jaws,
Sounded more peaceful (at least, in...
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over 1 year ago

Sprite (United States) published:

Broken

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The Blood from your veins floods forth,
torrents leaking verses and stanzas
dripping onto empty pages
exposing secrets and things unsaid,
unspoken, unknown.
The pages scatter in the wind
for all the world to see
each one a petal
a fragment of who you are.
The eyes search,
scour,
scavenge,
engulfing the petals
producing their own warped version.
The tiniest bits of yourself are consumed
by eager faces
loud mouths.
Nasty comments,
broken words,
torn pages,
all whipped around in...

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over 1 year ago

Vania Chow (Hong Kong) published:

Call of Life

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

“911, What’s your emergency”
A gasp. A yelp. A gurgle.
Some distant object clatters
shattering reality. 

The receiver lies on the floor,
Stone cold and untouched,
The call of life
Forgotten by the fighting men.

The police lies slumped on the table,
Sound asleep and exhausted,
The call of life
Forgotten by the station.

The static stops.
The phone’s hung up.
The fighting stops.
A man lies unmoving.

‘Ma’am is everything okay?”

 
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over 1 year ago

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condensed_chaos_ (Nepal) published:

Wishing I was gone

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Wishing I was gone,
To the beautiful realm,
Of fragrant grasses,
Of pristine skies.

Wishing I was gone,
To the memorable realm,
Of beautiful people,
Of sweet moments.

Wishing I was gone,
To the immortal realm,
Of thundering skies,
Of rejuvenating rains.

Wishing I was gone,
To the untold realm,
Of countless fantasies,
Of rare encounters.

Wishing I was gone,
To the surreal realm,
Of happy times,
Of actual realities.

Wishing I was gone,
Forevermore,
Out of reach, out of...

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over 1 year ago

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Varshini Vemula Sri (Singapore) published:

Pangea

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I see it as Pangea
Space is divided but
Time is harmonious, like water.
World where we are as close as we are far.

Space is important, or so we thought.
Time has shrunk like spinach under heat,
I see us rising as fast as the
World is drowning under our feet.

Time to make a change, not just pledge.
I believe our actions speak better. The
world depends on us as well as the
space that splits us further...

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over 1 year ago

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condensed_chaos_ (Nepal) published:

Wishing I was gone

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Wishing I was gone,
To the beautiful realm,
Of fragrant grass,
Of pristine skies.

Wishing I was gone,
To the memorable realm,
Of beautiful people,
Of sweet moments.

Wishing I was gone,
To the immortal realm,
Of thundering skies,
Of rejuvenating rain.

Wishing I was gone,
To the untold realm,
Of countless fantasies,
Of rare encounters.

Wishing I was gone,
To the surreal realm,
Of happy times,
Of actual realities.

Wishing I was gone,
Forevermore,
Out of reach, out of...

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over 1 year ago

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AtLeilaWriter (United States) published:

Everyday Drowning

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The sand beneath my toes pulls me closer to earth
She holds me tight against the waves the roll over my body
My head meets the surface and air rushes to replace water
My thoughts are cloudy like the gray, directionless sky
Cold water lapping in time with my strangled breaths
Drowned by the sounds of children swimming in low tide
Maybe if I hold on someone will come for me
I go down again, confusion and panic not showing...

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over 1 year ago

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musiphant (United States) published:

Poem About The Poet

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

People assume
Everything.

That a poet
Can only write about
Stars in the sky
And rain falling down.

That you can fall asleep to our words
And their tranquil rhythm.

That we follow rules
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables.

Or we write sonnets.

Nah.
Poets change the world.
Go in guns blazing
And actually say
What the heck is wrong
With our world.

We use words
And their raw power.
We use the fact
That words are stronger
Than...

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over 1 year ago

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thoughtcatalog (Australia) published:

Weak

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

No matter how hard I try
from the thick to the thin
my blood, sweat and tears
almost filled up in a tin

Eyes blue then black
muffled voices everywhere being said
crying bloody tears of hope
just want a bullet straight through my head

Today, tomorrow or never 
wherever I may be 
the weakness i have felt
in my perspective you will see
 

over 1 year ago

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avocado (Australia) published:

My Happy Boy

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Happy boy,
tell me where you hide.
Share with me your feelings,
and delve within your mind.
Speak about your secrets,
and the problems there inside,
but throughout all of these struggles
explain how you've survived.

Happy boy,
I think I've lost my way.
Burrow deep inside me,
and find a place to stay.
If you holed up in my body,
made a home inside my brain
maybe that would wipe the sad away;
make new atop this stain.

Happy...

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over 1 year ago

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Poppy.M (Australia) published:

Fragile

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Adolescence. A time of great fragility.
That's what everyone said.
And maybe it was true, she thought,
as tears streamed down her face

Maybe she was fragile.
Like a porcelain cup, on the very edge of the top shelf.
Like a glass sculpture, on display but too delicate to touch.
Like the bones of a baby bird. so easily broken.

Or maybe she was like spider's silk.
Her mind intertwined with silver thread
each thought one of the dew drops,...
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over 1 year ago

Indi (Australia) published:

Anxiety

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Anxiety, making my heart run at a faster pace
Anxiety, sending streaming tears down my face
Anxiety, making me fear
The future that is near
Anxiety, taunting and teasing
Anxiety is defiently not pleasing
Anxiety, hurting my head
Anxiety, making me dread 
Anxiety, makes my life hard to live
Anxiety, my torment makes it thrive
Pulsing through my veins, 
Anxiety is all that remains
 
 

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over 1 year ago

celinechoi (United States) published:

Spectacles

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

All my wishes are uttered in whispers
And I wish I could be a witness
For the 21st century
I want to know what the forest was like
I will have to speak in a forgotten language

The openness of the sky,
With the clarity of the baby blue sun-kissed air and yellow fluffy trees
Which peer at me
Like it is breathing (choking)
Fills me with pure oxygen
I think I'll drown in this clarity
All my wishes are...

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over 1 year ago

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George Tom (India) published:

Photons of a G-Type Star

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019




Let sunlight, warm and tingly,
mar your skin.
It has made the journey,
from a sphere of hell,
burning in the firmament,
with the gods.
 
Let the sunlight, warm and tingly,
mar your skin.
it has made the journey
 of eight light-minutes,
deserting the Sun,
In desolation, to meet you.
 
Let the sunlight, warm and tingly,
mar your skin.
 
Ricocheted against protons,
in drunken stupor,
with diminishing energy (and increasing wavelength)
do photons go from Gamma,
to...
Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago