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

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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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9 months ago

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Quille (United States of America)() published:

A Flooded Creek

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The creek has flooded 
And I can no longer find the gossamer strands
Of water
Flowing over and over rock 
Like wool through the spinner's hands

The creek has flooded 
With tears of the sky,
Crying over her winter-dead
Earth
And longing for the day when we break free

The creek has flooded
Washing away the rocks and fish I knew yesterday
The same as the coming onslaught 
Of years
Takes my childhood away 

The creek had flooded 
And sings...

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9 months ago

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Okapi (United States of America)() 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

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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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

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christinexro (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

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RavenWriter (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

Cielito_de_Abril (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

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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9 months ago

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ElephantAirlines (United States of America)() 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

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HolisticDetective (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

Snakeryan (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

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Dmoral13 (United States of America)() published:

Our World is Made up of Universes

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

when mothers fell from heaven
some fell harder than others
some fell softer than most
and the very least landed on their feet
These mothers would give birth
To their own little universe
That would catch stars that fell
Just to whisper little wishes
Or they’d give birth
to a little universe
That could create a moon
to shine so bright and help guide the night
Each little universe would grow
Every size, shape, color, and state
Made differently
Yet...

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9 months ago

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pencils.and.paper.roses (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

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Juliana (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

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Harlow (United States of America)() 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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9 months 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...

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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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9 months ago

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JCWriter (United States of America)() published:

Valediction

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

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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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9 months ago

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Pop75189 (United States of America)() 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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9 months ago

Sprite (United States of America)() 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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9 months 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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