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

Published writing

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Blotted (United States) published:

Growing Down

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

He begins with, 
"Thirteen
Opening here, not began, haven't started, new lifespan.
Writing lines, black as coal, broken heart, mending soul.
Go to sleep, find light rest, open pages, I'm the guest.
Twelve
Countless hours, spent inside, painting backwards, without a guide.
Puzzling pieces, shoved apart, finally fit, perfect art.
Simply honest, yelling loud, hitting pillows, no longer cowed.
Eleven
Dashing snow, stringing words, laughing silent, singing birds.
Reclaimed innocent, back outside, rushing fields, taken stride.
Words are spoken,...

about 1 year ago

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PunsandPoses (United States) published:

Polis

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Iced coffee brew
Monoxide stew
Wind on a pigeon's back
Paper pierced by a tack
Tapping feet, concrete floor
Spray paint on the decor
Cold air swept in lungs
Gum rolled across sugar tongues
Change in a rough hand
Canned tomatoes, name brand
Pillars scraped by the sky
Staring down, eagle eye.

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about 1 year ago

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Laurencios (United States) published:

Trivia

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Why do I feel so close to you?
All the things I see are like an illusion
The same day keeps instilling confined dreams to me
Slipping my mask, I realized I’m a concept of my own mind 

You will recognize me then 
Hard to believe that the heart changes everything 
Vast oceans and empty shadows  
I laugh trying to comfort myself

That anguish that broke me 
I danced through it behind your eyes 
As if I’m a criminal...

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about 1 year ago

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PureHeart (United Kingdom) published:

Introvert

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

All I want is understanding.

I do hate parties.
A place where I am
Expected to make small talk
To people who are not
Respected. No,
Not at all. 
They squawk like fools
About their day,
Though I hadn't even asked,
With nothing else
Left to say, nothing else
To show for 
Themseleves.

Strangers like these,
They disinterest me.
I try well to please
With the fake smile
Stretched on my face.
I do beguile these ones;
I hope I...
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about 1 year ago

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Briala Smith (United States) published:

The Purple Deer

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I am a purple deer
I am a shy deer
I am a super deer
I am a Wonder deer
I am a confused deer
I am a writer deer
 I am a purple deer

about 1 year ago

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Aurora (United States) published:

Broken

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

You are broken, brought down and discarded
So you made my life a living hell by fueling my thoughts with your fragments
Sometimes I feel that the half of me that is half of you, is losing control and running lose

All your insanties and mistakes have made me anxious and afraid
I’m not sure why you think you deserve anything from me
But my love for you, as much as I hate it, will never dissipate
Though you gave...
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about 1 year ago

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Drochmaier (United States) published:

>Insert Action Here<

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Although you sit silent, you feel your skin cook.
You feel the glare, and hear the howls of a million beasts.
Can the scathing poison spit from hissing jaws rattle your armor?
The world is ending they told me, we will all perish under a blaze.
They all hate you, hate your very being, all stitched from star dust, nevertheless they hate you.
Is it true?
Is it honest words that flow from their mouths?
Of course said the man...

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about 1 year ago

mariam (Lebanon) published:

The two of them

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Tears falling from her
Anger felt by him
Both silent
Waiting
She thought she was right
But so did he
She thought he loved her
But he did
Anger and rag
Both hating each other
Both crying silently
Well, where is love?
In the best moments,
its here
In the worst,
its not
Thoughts in their head
about everything
They love each others
or did
Sometimes, in these times
we loose control
of life
of love
of each others
Our...

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about 1 year ago

Earth (United States) published:

Star

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

You are the Star of my life,
you keep me always great,
even after all my strife,
you are never ever late.

Every night and day,
I miss you very badly,
and I just want to say,
how much I love you daddy. 

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about 1 year ago

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janedodge0 (United States) published:

Arsonist's Ballad

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

My fingertips map the circular scars,
raised burns atop your upper arms.
You told me they are only
cigarette burns
from your “no-good step father”
Leaving me questioning what to believe
whilst one cigarette butt lights the next for you.
Your thick, dark eyebrows crinkled together
whenever you complained about the emptiness.
The more I know you the more I realize it was the contrary
you were too full of flame.
Your lips pursed around nicotine filled paper so long ...

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about 1 year ago

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Hasanah (Singapore) published:

18

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I’m an eighteen year old girl
Facing the challenges of the world
I feel compelled to handle them on my own,
Why ask for help when you should be strong and bold?

I'm an eighteen year old girl
Listening to voices around the world
We live in a scary place
Is it really our home?

I'm an eighteen year old girl
I shouldn't feel afraid to walk home alone
But I do, and everyday,
I make a silent pray that I...

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about 1 year ago

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Clara Siewert (United States) published:

STORM

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019


The wind whips the trees, swinging them back and forth.
The rain fell hard, unlike the usual soothing sound that drips on the window.
Power lines destroyed by fallen branches.
The dark spinning figure approached my street.
It greeted us by ripping off roofs and breaking house windows. 

Everyone was panicked, some screamed, some cried.


I sat in the comfort of my home, swaddled in a blanket.
I was not scared, I was not frightened.
Nothing new to me, I...

about 1 year ago

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AbbyMayHampsen (United States) published:

Ode to the Young

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

This spoken word poem can be found here:
http://youtu.be/IpXxFf_fWDk

and the words are as follows:


This is the present!
Do you appreciate your gifts?
Yesterday's tomorrow is here yet again what will you do with it?

This is our future!
A to be long dead past
Riveting is the constant growth of our well of knowledge
As infinitesimal as it is vast

We are a generation!
Like a collective atlas
We bear the weight of the world and guide...
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about 1 year ago

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IronRazorWhip (United States) published:

Sweet

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The dessert last night was sweet
The apple I had was sweet
The goal I scored was sweet
The basket I got was sweet

The way he pushes is not sweet
The way he steals is not sweet
The way he scores is not sweet
The way he punches is not sweet

The way I ate my lunch was sweet
The way I held my ground was sweet
The way I blocked him was sweet
The way I punched him...

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about 1 year ago

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Girl in the corner (United States) published:

A mother’s love and care

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

my world is a place of wonder,
a place where there is no limit,
there is no boundaries.

all you have to do, is use a little 
bit of magic,
and a lot of imagination.
you may end up here,
or you will end up there.
but the adventure is worth it.
because when you make it,
i shall be there to give you  love
and care
and give you the happiness 
you so wish to hold.
just find your way ...
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about 1 year ago

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thoughtfullyclueless (Pakistan) published:

A Fork in the Road

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Once when I wandered too far into the realm of my own thoughts, 
I came across a fork in the road,
with signs pointing to the most obvious path. 

Staying true to my indecisive self, 
I turned around and asked for directions. 
Behind me, sitting among all of my insecurities, 
and wearing the most magnificent cloak of deceit, 
was my old friend, Self-Doubt. 

Since I couldn’t spot a good soul in sight, 
I asked her, “which way shall I proceed?” ...

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about 1 year ago

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Dewey_dew_drops (United States) published:

I want to be loved like I imagined it

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

When I was younger I imagined love being like the warm feeling i felt when the sun hit 
Because I got that same feeling when I saw my second grade crush. 
I imagined love being the butterflies in my stomach when I got nervous 
Because I felt those when I was asked to dance at eight grade formal 
I felt the butterflies again when I was asked out 
I imagined love being the reason I get sweaty palms when I’m...

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about 1 year ago

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Hazelnut (United States) published:

The color red

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The color red
The burning color of a rose
The way a heart beats
The light kisses of the sun
The soft flicker of a candle
The blush that heats your face
The way the sky lights up at night

The (book) ending
Have you ever had that feeling
When you’ve been sent back to your own world,
Where reality is suddenly thrust upon you,
And the things you’ve cared about are ripped away and
You’re left sitting there in...

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about 1 year ago

Hazelnut (United States) published:

The color red

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The burning color of a rose
The way a heart beats
The light kisses of the sun
The soft flicker of a candle
The blush that heats your face
The way the sky lights up at night

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about 1 year ago

spw (Canada) published:

Silence is the Loudest Cry

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Silence is the loudest cry,
After she's been hurt. 
Pain and rage fly to the sky,
And wither beneath the dirt. 

The quiet air can suffocate,
It rings on in your ear.
The sound of nothing is full of hate,
Starting after a single tear. 

A scream or shout are not as loud,
As the stillness wrapped around. 
For her silence isn't announced aloud,
She doesn't dare make a sound. 

You've stabbed her back and twisted the knife,
A pain...

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about 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 of their 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...

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about 1 year ago

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KATIE FREEMAN (United States) published:

your body is your home

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

It's a mental struggle. I am making myself sicker by the day, shoveling immense amounts of food into my overworked stomach. I can feel my body rejecting me; I spin in fatigue as the pressure in my abdomen doubles and it's not that I want to die, but I don't want to endure this pain anymore. I wonder what it would be like to not have a body, just to be a free spirit roaming the earth unchained of pain,...

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about 1 year ago

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Camila (United States) published:

The Sun in Her Hair, a Halo

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

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There was a blizzard, they said, when the gift came. Just white upon white upon white and here, a miracle. Somewhere, a dream being born. Miracle for something to come alive in the stinging cold--at the center of a bleached world. Miracle, and a gift, for a dream to be born a hair shy of the bells tolling. Counting down to the end
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of this life. When the snows melted back into clouds. Into the colors of eggs...

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about 1 year ago

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aubree_taylor (United States) published:

Awakening

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The golden hour- where everything changes.
In a moments time nature turns from monotony,
finding itself embraced in the radiance of light.

Trees turn their face to the warmth.
Every inch lit,
humbly blushing a deep emerald.

Fields, whose only noticeable quality had been that of being yellow,
    turn to liquid gold-
flowing... dancing...
rejoicing in the light that brought them such beauty and pleasure.

But the sky- the sky awakens.
Fading into fire.
Bleeding without pain,
    blending without water. ...

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about 1 year ago

Kennedy W. (United States) published:

Fast Food Desert

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

It all started with a proposal
of expansion,
no one thought anything of it
until things started to disappear.

These just weren't any ordinary
things,
they were well established businesses,
buildings with personality,
and seemingly reliability.

Reliability that would guarantee 
that your soul
and your stomach would be filled up,
with the tasty satisfaction that it deserved.

These buildings vanished
off of the side of the road,
some left as mysteriously as they arrived,
while others left with parting notes.
...

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about 1 year ago