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

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luluwrites111 (United States of America)() published:

love is cold

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

It holds your hand wherever you go
wraps around your feet at night,
and sprinkles pepper on your nose.

Fingers trail up your spine,
hands breeze through your hair, 
icy kisses land on your red cheeks.

A possessive partner
that never leaves your side.

For even under the covers,
the cold creeps in.

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8 months ago

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acastiglione14 (United States of America)() published:

This is what I believe

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I believe things happen for a reason.
We all have a purpose,
But we all don’t live up to who others expect us to be.
 
I believe God will never give you more than you can handle.
Every struggle,
Every obstacle,
Every moment you go through has a purpose.
It makes you stronger.
God knows your limits,
Do you?
 
I believe I’m invincible.
Well,
I used to believe that.
But deep down I know any
day,
hour,
minute, ...

8 months ago

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Riley Bentson (United States of America)() published:

Vanished

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The sun rises and sets
La lune a ses phases (The moon has Its phases)
Snow falls &
cris d'oiseaux (Bird calls)
Laughter fills the air
Mais la douleur aussi (But so will Pain)
It’ll always be there but


Comme le temps passe, Vous trouverez (As time passes you’ll find)
It’s has vanished away with your memories
Mais n'oublie jamais les harmonies (but never forget the harmonies)

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8 months ago

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NikhithaN (United States of America)() published:

Made In

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

On that small flimsy white tag
Attached to the back of your shirt
Tiny black words run across
    Reading

Made in India 
Made in China 
Made in Indonesia 
Made in Taiwan 


If you look carefully inside
The shoes you're wearing
In faint letters you might 
Find

Made in Pakistan
Made in Japan
Made in Nigeria
Made in Iran


That soft rug or carpet 
lying beneath your feet
will be accompanied by
the description

Made in Somalia
Made in Oman ...

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8 months ago

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Living My Life Through Writing (United States of America)() published:

The Face

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

You are here
In this place
When you look below the ocean welcomes you
And the green trees behind you support you
Here to see a beautiful face rise above
Above a sky drenched in gray colors;
And painted with stars 

For if that face can rise above all
It will give you 
a new beautiful life

You stare;
You stare at the beautiful gray sky
and just then 

The face of brilliant reds and oranges
Uses it's happiness to...

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8 months ago

Rowan Jupiter (United States of America)() published:

introducing the ocean

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

the ocean is alive, her heart beats in the echoing crash against the basalt slabs

the ocean is a creature,
she lives in the daylight
soaking up the sun

she hunts at night, to fill her belly
and sleeps when she's full

the ocean dresses in greens and greys and blues and blacks

she's always changing clothes

the ocean gives and takes away
life, homes, and joy

the ocean is more powerful than man can fathom

with her mighty swells...

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8 months ago

pringleduckmaster_64 (United States of America)() published:

Perception

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

You can be ‘good’
You can be ‘bad’
You can be ‘happy’
You can be ‘sad’
A bundle of truth
A shadow of lies
One word for all
Isn’t ever advised
There are pieces to each story
Steps towards each mile
It takes time to get there
While the journey may be vile
Is it really worth it?
Are you wasting all your time?
If ever, will it end?
That time is never mine
Will we ever make it
Reach...

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8 months ago

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Reynaldo Olivera (United States of America)() published:

Her Memory

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Loving you is about the bravest thing i've ever done
Following you on to a tightrope
Suspended hundreds of feet above the ground
You telling me not to look down
And my dumbass decides the first thing i have to do
is look down
And in an instant my confidence trips and falls off the rope
And I'm left
Hopeless
With you no longer in sight

Like water
I tried to hold you
But you just slipped away
And all...

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8 months ago

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Rebecca de Broglio (United States of America)() published:

Lunch Time is Over Forever

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The clock ticks,
And the clock tocks.
Someone’s socks
Stink.

Peeling my orange,
Bright flame against
Gray lunch table.

The clock ticks,
The ammo clicks.
Laughing with my friends.

The clock tocks,
The locks are locked.
Death’s coarse cloak
Grazes the cafeteria.

The clock ticks,
The gun is sicced
On a screaming crowd.

The clock tocks,
And we are locked,
Little fish in a barrel.

When the bell rings,
No child will sing
That lunch is over.

They are all...

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8 months ago

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--RosieOnTheRun (from reality)-- (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Stars

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

They say when you look at stars that you are actually looking back in time that
The stars that look back at you
Are light years away and could be 
Dead
Exploding now but we will not know that until 
A million thousand years on and
Sometimes I look into your eyes 
And wonder if there is a place a million light years away where that light has already stopped 
And oh in your eyes I see the stars
The...

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8 months ago

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harrypotter (Australia)() published:

Spring has Sprung

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Honestly, I think spring is a waste of time.
​Autumn and spring are all the same, we don't need them.
​"Oooh" you say,
"But in spring the birds and the flowers and heat come!
Oooh what would we do without spring?"
​But spring isn't all that much.....
​Why, we could extend winter and summer!
what would you do if the birds came in summer!
Or the heat in winter!
​You might think it strange, but really, it wouldn't matter.
​Spring...

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8 months ago

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Lucy Clougherty (United States of America)() published:

Starting to End

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

At what point does everything start to end? 
When the Earth has been polluted beyond recognition?
When no life remains, only the artificial beings that we have created?
When the human race has wandered too far into the stars to return? 
Or have we already started to end? 
We have already polluted the Earth more than it was ever meant to be
We have deprived life of itself, and replaced it with machines
We have traveled into the stars and...

8 months ago

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Stearns#17 (United States of America)() published:

Happyness?

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

What do you feel like when 
happyness comes around.
I can't tell you what I feel 
like when happyness comes around 
but I can tell you 
that no matter where I go 
I know that I will have Happyness.

8 months ago

Stearns#17 (United States of America)() published:

Happyness?

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

What do you feel like when 
hppyness comes around.
I cant tell you what I feel 
like when happyness comes around 
but I can tell you 
that no matter where I go 
I know that I will have Happyness.

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8 months ago

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Drochmaier (United States of America)() 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, alas they hate you.
Is is true?
It is honest words that flow from their mouths?
Of course said the man...

8 months ago

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kimchi to the max (Angola)() published:

devoured

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

an eriee darkness
unable to put in words.

a dark side
hidden to the human eye.

just a drop 
into your delicate soul.

a sliver of darkness
gone from this world. 

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8 months ago

AnabelBach (United States of America)() published:

SLIP MONTH

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

We reminisce of times we found ourselves lost in card suites and ripping  splinters from our palms. Wiping away the wet dirt from nike shorts and circling the mud on each others cheekbones. As we dangle from torn hammocks we sputter through road trip blueprints. Dragging each other by the crewneck of our cotton t shirts, dragging our heels through rock paved pathways to the swing set. Where we whine for the first real shower and the next real meal,...

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8 months ago

Mad Hatter (United States of America)() published:

My Imaginary Friends, By:Mad Hatter

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Another word 
Another tear
Another reminder
That no one is here
I say

I’m a pretty little psycho
You’re lookin’ crazy I’m lookin’ wrong 
I feel like we should get along
My friends say

Don’t cross me or my friends will come out to play
My friends of daggers and poison
 they play hide-and-seek in the shadows of my life
You will always lose
We play tag in the fields of my lie
You will always die

These friends are...

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8 months ago

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Samuelpage42 (United States of America)() published:

Climate Catastrophe

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019


Our world is filled with pollution
we need a solution 
coral reefs are dying
The government’s lying
We need renewable energy-wind, hydro, solar
And what about the ice that is polar?
Everybody needs to accept the truth
Climate change is our major problem, to the old and youth
We understand our world using science
Our president and all countries need to try compliance
There is no such thing as “clean coal”
And soon enough, we’ll all pay the toll
This...
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8 months ago

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mdbrown (United States of America)() published:

I Love You, My Child

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I love you 
A phrase so powerful, yet so convenient 
A phrase that means so much, but at the same time don't mean shhh... 
Love.. it's something we had to learn when were real young 
We had to learn love 
Cause when momma came in to tuck you to bed at night 
And she went to turn off the light 
But before that she said, "I love you, my child." 
And if you couldn't come up with a response quick...

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8 months ago

PunsandPoses (United States of America)() published:

Polis

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Coffee brew
Monoxide slew
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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8 months ago

morganstearns (United States of America)() published:

Tomorrow

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

One day you were there,
Filling me with
Promises of Tomorrow.
I had watched over you
Most of my life.

Until the moment
You left me,
Now it is my turn to leave.

My heart filled with
Tomorrow's promise.
With my goodbyes said
And the memories shared with
With a single look.

I had lived a thousand years
And I will live
A thousand years more.
May not be now,
But I will live again
With the promises of
Tomorrow.
...

8 months ago

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Ericadaley (United States of America)() published:

Sister

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

 
I woke up to the smell of pancakes
Its Sunday, so of course Emily’s making fluffy white clouds of magic
I sit at the end of the bed and my feet feel the soft tan carpet
A shadow appears in the doorway
Her rosy cheeks form a smile
That smile made the sun shine like an angel from heaven
I stumble across the room and manage to find my blue jeans, which hold my most precious memories
I walk...

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8 months ago

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CoolHappy (United States of America)() published:

The Beach

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The Beach

Splish, splash, children
race down the beach.
What new friends will 
they meet?

After they surf on their
turf, they eat some
fish on their dish.

They play 'till noon,
and they send some
lemonade to mend
their thirst.

They swim 'till the
moon comes out,
and the tide meets
another side.

And still, they have
no clue, on why the
ocean is blue.

    -By CoolHappy

About the Writer

"CoolHappy" is a young writer who is delighted in...
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8 months ago

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Calla ONeil (United States of America)() published:

Dear Calla

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Dear Calla,

In a decade,
I hope you find beauty, not in the mirror that hangs on the wall
but in your heart that beats inside your chest
I hope you understand that high tops, backboards, and the swish of the net don’t define who you are

In 10 years,
I hope that you find the strength to not be blinded by the roses, but to find the thorns
to have the courage to weed out those don't bring out...

8 months ago