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

Published writing

1
1

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...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1

Lucy Clougherty (United States) 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...

over 1 year ago

2
1

Stearns#17 (United States) 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.

over 1 year ago

Stearns#17 (United States) 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.

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

4

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, alas they hate you.
Is is true?
It is honest words that flow from their mouths?
Of course said the man...

over 1 year ago

1

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. 

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

AnabelBach (United States) 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,...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

Mad Hatter (United States) 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...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1

Samuelpage42 (United States) 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...
Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1

mdbrown (United States) 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...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

PunsandPoses (United States) 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. 

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

morganstearns (United States) 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.
...

over 1 year ago

2

Ericadaley (United States) 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...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1

CoolHappy (United States) 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...
Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1

Calla ONeil (United States) 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...

over 1 year ago

1

blinder476 (United States) published:

Hollow

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Swimming in quicksand,
We are the ones who must pick up the pieces.
Hollow she felt, she yearns for more hell.
Burns up the world and shimmers like gold
Scours for more resources,
Poisons the trees, and heaves up the soil.
Hollow she felt, she yearns for more hell.
Neon signs and roadway lines,
Direct us to rot, she spreads and contains
The secrets inside that deceive the people.
She builds up the walls and seeds the dissent.
Hollow she...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

5

agustdv (United Arab Emirates) published:

ouroboros

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019



epilogue; the world is an ouroboros. you begin at the end, judgement before examination, burial before birth. a tongue to the skull, i do not understand this. i do not want you to understand. i believe in loose ends.

cheekbones; i'll cut you in half if you don't stop talking. of course, i don't mean what i say. deviant, distant, detached; i observe. specimens on glass slides, lifetimes reduced to a statistic; this is the travesty in war. this is...
Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

3

Peggyisthebest (Australia) published:

The terrors of fur farms

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The rows of cages lined the shelves
Darkness creeped through the deathly halls
the dead lined in rows of twelve
there was no escaping these dark walls
the creatures whimper and cry
as coats are taken from one and given to another
as all of the innocents begin to die
To try to break free, to save one other
is alas impossible, for those who fall are in deep rubble
stand against this fight for the humane
or perhaps, we...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

FayS (Ireland) published:

Out of the closet

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Exiting the comforting blanket of secrecy;
I opened the door of the closet 
Spilling in;
Warm hearts and open arms, cascading down upon me.
Love brings hate.
Relentless believers shoot darts into my heart
Shaming with their words;
words of God and abnormality 
Hate brings love
Unblinded by the blind, support crashes down on me in waves,
Holding my hand;
Shooting daggers at those who dared to shame
Love brings hate
Though I am guarded in front, 
the words creep...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

3

The Notebook (Canada) published:

The Stars

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Do you ever just watch the stars fade away?
Oh how they drift from your view ever so softly,
So sweet, yet so far from your reach.

"Just one last dance",
That's all you mutter out;
Asking the stars to stay a little longer,
To dance with you one last time before they part.

You don't want to be alone again,
The stars,
They're your only friends,
They keep you safe,
They keep you strong,
They keep your heart beating, ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

3

AudienceOfOne (United States) published:

Burn

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

In this world of smoke and fire,
Here we try to play,
Telling ourselves behind the flame,
Everything is okay.

We know this world is far from perfect,
Yet we force ourselves to say,
Despite the storms that break us down,
Everything is okay.

Flowers may wilt before our eyes,
China will break like clay,
But we must push beyond these grievances,
To make everything seem okay.

Towers may fall and waves will crash,
The sun will slip away,
Yet...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

2

RedWriter (United States) published:

Collective

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Why don't people
Write more about the day?
Why is that people forget the sunshine-
The bright rays of wrath and wonder that flow down, transcending space and time?
Where at least everything is open, in all it's grime?

Why don't people write more about the flowers?
The meadows and fields of nature
When everything is so guarded and vague in the earthly world
Why not think about the flowers?
Those little bursts of color?
-
The spots on your...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1
1

luckychances (United States) published:

All That I've Suffered

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

My momma once told me
“You must wait by the tree,
wait for the apples to fall”
And I did that as others played ball
Seasons pass by
Time continues to fly
But when the apples came down,
Oh how I rushed into town
I took a bite with haste
But it left me with a bad aftertaste
And so I went
To my momma in the broken-down tent
She was picking cotton
As she told me the apples were...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

1

Lissie (United States) published:

A Kite

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

I thought I was a kite.
I thought I could fly.
I believed in a world so bright
I’d never doubted the sky.

I believed many falsities,
Like my distance from the ground,
And Fairness’s equality,
And rain that never drowned.

I had never thought so many
Terrible things could bother me
Until the day I knew I had no wings,
And it suddenly rained the sea.

This heavy pull had thrown me aside
Like some dragging invisible wind
Or...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

5

-writinginhopesofsomeday- (United States) published:

Ink - The Story of Writer's Block

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

                I have spent a few years,
traversing the roads of life,
                        (I’ve tried to stay sane).
        All the time I’ve been alive,
        and longer,
                on the questions
                on all the pages before me
s      c     a      t     t     e      r     e     d like     a
                                                                         s
                                                                      h
                                                                        e
                                                                     s
                                                                   to the wind,
Notebooks,
        and school things,
                and online,
                        and on the back of my hand,
                                or memorized in my mind.
Categorized with the letters       ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago