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

Published writing

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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
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

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Kyari Williams (United States) published:

Habitual Healing

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

see this cycle of habitual healing
often has me kneeling
before a god proven
to be other wise faulty.

praying to the heavens
but everyones sure it’s just stars.
praying for forgiveness,
even though i know i’ll just sin more.

while rejoicing in my own spirit,
i’m told to rebuke my own thoughts.
see this habitual healing
has me fighting the same wars
i’ve always fought.

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

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AM Key (United States) published:

Forgive me

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

The  romantic taste of new beginnings 
rest peacefully on my tounge,
and the sun shatters to 
patient darkness. 
And  surrounded be the blanket
Of stars and open night skies 
I confess my secrets. 

They roll off my lips 
like they were meant to fall;
 destined to be whispered to the moon.
”forgive me,” is the plea
from my mouth,
for I fear 
the universe itself 
will despise me for my sins.

I am Nothing but a human 
wrapped in “what...

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over 1 year ago

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Aaliyah (United States) published:

Madness of uncertainty

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

when i look up, i see the silent sky

orchestrated with the twinkling stars

my eyes reflect the moonlight



when i look down, i see the ground falling apart

beneath my heavy, remorse-filled footsteps

that taint the bloody ground



yes, these tears are mine

me- once a privileged, ignorant child

tears blooming at every small sacrifice



playing in the safe promises of care and love

failing to realise a promise can be broken

even if not intentionally



never believed in...

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over 1 year ago

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Racing Rabbit. (United States) published:

Learning

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Learning is hard, not knowing is hard. When someone just tells you what it is is easy, but it doesn't help us. When we make a mistake, and learn from it, it 1, makes that lesson easier to remember, 2, it helps us grow and become stronger. If it's hard not knowing and hard learning, but learning leads to knowing, so things a tiny bit easier, isn't worth going through the hard time, and learning, to make things easier? WE...

over 1 year ago

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OneTrue Nigerian (United States) published:

He loved

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Let this story start
There once was a man who loved
He loved with his mind

He loved with his heart
It was not enough for her
He loved with his eyes

He loved with his ears
This also was not enough
He loved with his nose

He loved with his hands
To come to realize that
She was a painting

That could not be loved
He sat cried, laughed and saw
She was a painting

over 1 year ago

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The Campbell's Kid (United States) published:

Feeble Love Letters To Something We Used To Be: A Slam Poem

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

They met in kindergarten
Among a world of wood chips and giants feet
That treaded around their heads
In repetitive circles as they tried to figure out
What the world had to offer
Them

They grew up together
First and second grades flashed by
And they could never be torn apart
Because they knew they were made for each other
Because the world knew they were made for each other
And nothing could break their inseparable bond until

Third grade ...

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over 1 year ago

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Aaliyah (United States) published:

Madness of uncertainty

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Remembering those days are my favorite pastime
a house I loved, so sublime
the gentle hands caressed my hair at night
and satisfaction always remained in eyesight.
I breathed the same air as my loved ones did
that laughter prevalent, our souls a hybrid
and the promise of forever lingered in the air
knew I always wanted to grow old there.

and then, begun hearing the whispers
of lost souls that pushed me to the edge.

I remember her asking...

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over 1 year ago

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NATBAT (United States) published:

What is "Everyone?"

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Everyone says that what people say matters,
and cares what everyone thinks.
Everyone writes things that are so serious,
because that’s what everyone likes.
Everyone knows that you are in the wrong,
and what you say to them matters.
Everyone has “such delicate feelings,”
or they say you aren’t right.
Everyone eats too much or too little,
there’s never an in-between.
Everyone cares about your grades,
and when they get in your personal life,
and you get mad (naturally),
they...

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over 1 year ago

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gwyn (United States) published:

Things I Pretend to Understand in 3 Parts

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

1.
What is 3am but tap water and salt
and things we wish we had?
What is love but something that comes easy,
and often refuses to leave?
What is the sun but something that burns and belongs to all of us and no one?
What is rain but blood of the sky?
What is God but ashes and a pleading for something no one understands?
What is time but something to be spent alongside someone that makes you smile?
...
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over 1 year ago

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Living My Life Through Writing (United States) published:

The Face

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

You are here 
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 light up the sky
To light up the sky; 
To light up the sky with beautiful colors

Reds for...

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over 1 year ago

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Jaheim Lucas (United States) published:

Tears of A Broken Heart

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Tears Of A Broken Heart

I have given all my love to you, but what do I get in return?    
A broken heart.
I have given you my heart, and you stomp on it like a doormat.
I have given you everything and you took advantage of my inexperienced heart and played with my emotions.
I gave you all the trust, but you misused it.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and you proved everyone right.
I...

over 1 year ago