All writing published for Poetry Writing Competition 2015. See Competition

Published writing

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armour-clad (United States) published:

When You Fell In Love

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

You fell in love.
You fell fast and hard.
I could never really tell you about
myself in the present,
because we were two kids united
in our hatred of our pasts.

I couldn't tell you why I really left,
because you lashed yourself to me
in such a way that,
Had I told you the truth,
the ropes holding together your sanity,
Would have been burned to dust.

I looked at you,
at your love,
and I saw somebody.  ...

over 3 years ago

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Angela Soria (United States) published:

Jackrabbit Father

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I.
 
My father the jackrabbit
who runs and hops down
a neverending childish loop
 
Hiding from the predators of
responsibility
 
Being caught by poachers
only to be free months later
 
Leaving his young scattered across this
vast desert grassland
 
only coming in winter
bearing false promises of change
 
“HA responsibilities are for the slow”
he says to the old turtles
 
But to bad slow also wins the race.
 
 
 
II.
  ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 5 years ago

AprilStorms (United States) published:

Unwanted

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I had a thought.
Why not?
An urge to know why,
why I cry.
Because I don't want to.

And the dispare of not wanting
make the tears keep haunting.
Leaving trails down my cheeks,
through valleys and over peaks.
Because I don't want it.

My throat constricts
making me think I'm sick.
When I'm not,
life is just a twisted plot
Because I'm not wanted.

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 6 years ago

GeekyGirl 001 (United States) published:

Flower Be Mine, Please?

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Flower, be mine, please?
Perfect petals you gave me.
I shall love you; please?

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 6 years ago

Dani Miller (United States) published:

Rape Culture and Contradictions

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Their words will transform you. 
They will call for a war on your tounge and take away the venom from your vinacular. 
They will say that you don't understand. That you're too young, too female, too naive. 
They will pick at your wound and feel attacked when you scream. 
They will tell you that your pain isn't real.
That you're too sensitive. 
You just wanna make them look bad.
 That you need to stop spewing your false feminist bullshit. 
They will...

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over 6 years ago

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Elem625 (United States) published:

Radioactive Isotope

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

We started off as stable.
We knew what we were.
Then you left.
And I was unstable.
I didn't know what I was.
But then something pushed me over the edge.
I've changed.
I'm new.
We're no longer gold.
I'm Platinum.
 

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over 6 years ago

Lucas Almeida Franceschi (Brazil) published:

Wind barrier

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

A wall. A brick barrier, a protector.
A castle made of rocks.

Impetus, our passion to pursue.
There is a momentum in our souls.

Don’t ever look back, on the animals,
Poor victims of hit-and-run.
I am terribly sorry, I must go on.

I exist! I exert a force
Upon this universe of malleable and
Unmovable matter. I make a difference.

So I put up my wind barrier.
Don’t ever think too much, don’t ever feel too much;
But feel...
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over 6 years ago

lexikay (United States) published:

Humanly Things

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I'm sorry for being wrong, even if it's only in your eyes.
I apologize for my each and every mistake, even though I learned.
I can't express how bad I feel that I made you uncomfortable, but I don't know what I did.
I feel so guilty for telling that lie, the truth in which I simply forgot, just for a moment.
I'm trying my best to fix it, the things, the moments I broke.

I have my own opinions. ...

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over 6 years ago

Ginnied (United States) published:

Beneath the Floor

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Beneath the floor,
Beneath the rugs,
Beneath the crying,
Beneath the yelling,
Beneath the leaving,
Beneath the heartbreak,
Beneath the memories,
Beneath me.

A trapdoor.
A room.
A shadow.
A secret.
A switch.
A flicker.
A flare.
A light.

Beneath the floor.

 
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over 6 years ago

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Anshu (United States) published:

You

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I can't listen to my favorite song because of you.

I can't listen to it on full blast, I can't belt out the words and dance because of you.

I can't stare up into the sky and feel the same sense of hope because of you.

I can't write my thoughts down without feeling vulnerable because of you.

I can't be happy, yet I always look into your face with a fake smile because of you.

But worst of all,...

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over 6 years ago

1

Maggie Mills (United States) published:

Secrets

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Secrets are cunning, clever and wise,
they keep all the stories that people despise.  
Whispering through ears and through thoughts in the night,
waiting until they can finally bite.
The people that open their mouths to share
have all been trapped in the demon’s snare.
For once a secret has been told,
it slithers free, turning friendships cold.  

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over 6 years ago

1

lila0neil (United States) published:

Free falling through time

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

The crow screams like a wounded child, “Nevermore!” It is crawling and cursing at me. The early morning tastes like fresh dew and coffee. The droplets of rain kiss my skin. The air smells like thunder and anticipation. The sky is black and churning. The pitch black makes me feel like I am free falling through time. Eve stands on top of the Empire State Building and looks up to the raging universe. The crows call is deep, unlike a...

over 6 years ago

4

Noa (Israel) published:

Mocking Kills Birds

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I am a wounded bird,
unseen, unheard,
pinned to the ground
blossoming bruises
underneath skin pulsing in pain;
feeding off abuse
that reverberates off my vertebrae
leaving repulsive stains and bloody tears.
Eyes glued shut, grasping blindly for a grip,
gasping raspy breaths that catch 
as they slip through my lips to my throat –
no sound to be found down there,
only thin air and weak lungs
tired of shouting my right to exist
and my fight to resist sharp bladed tongues. ...

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over 6 years ago

Acacia Salisbury (United States) published:

Black Boy Fly ( After Kendrick Lamar)

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015


What up, what up Nigga you made it
What up what up Nigga we prayed it 

Is the call song for every black boy whose ever "made It"
Black boys are black birds who rarely know flight 
Trapped, Hunted, Gutted 
Won't survive to make it up out this hole 
So when they make it 
We call them 
Black Boy Fly
Black Boy Fly


Kendrick says:
When black boys fly up out of here it is 
By shooting hoops or living...

over 6 years ago

1

Takeacake (Jamaica) published:

Love note #5; Heartburn

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

To Ms. Lopez, the Lovely, Single School Nurse 
From Dooely, Your Recent Patient 

Nurse, I need medical attention! 

What a holy visitation, 
My angel, made of satin. 
My gluttonous heart eats your visage. 

My gluttonous heart swells. 

Stunned by Cupid’s baton, 
I come for medication, 
Bruised, hungry, damaged: 

Don’t let me perish! 

Your ice pack cannot extinguish 
This burning inflammation. 
Oh! The inferno in my chest! 

This aching heart yearns for stimulation. 

Nurse, I am filled with excitation!
Nurse, I...

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over 6 years ago

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Jenneth LeeD (United States) published:

The Crime Wall

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Lumpy couch beneath my feet,
Curtains drawn, desk lamp on,
Scarlet cords, covered boards—
Soon this case I will complete.

Wooden floor against my head,
Unwashed socks, random box,
Photos glued, notes reviewed—
Countless clues are yet unread.

Papered wall along my legs,
Dusty cracks, misplaced tacks,
Drawings scratched, ransoms matched—
"Justice, swift!" the victim begs.

Scrambled thoughts before my eyes,
Streets imploring, mind ignoring,
Mental trails, small details—
Evil's plan will soon demise.

over 6 years ago

19edgarmayaallenangeloupoe98 (United States) published:

I Bleed, I Bruise, But I Am Clean

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I live an unbroken life.
Shots fired at me every single day
With the bullets riddling my soul down I lay
Knowing my soul is filled with strife
I bleed.
I bleed.
I bleed.

But the bleeding never stops there. 
Being isolated at home and cutting open one's self
Blood running down legs and arms on myself.
I crack the whip of depression and anger on my back
And on my back bruises and blood of blue, red, and black do...

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over 6 years ago

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Dewayne Green (United States) published:

What If.

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

What If.
There was such thing as paradise
A place where I can share my ideas of art
And that I can’t be criticized of my thoughts that have been conceived
In my mind and regurgitated into the negative air.
What if.
I can change the world with my ideas.
If I can change people’s opinions of what visuals they see through their eyes
What if.
I was forced to become a living product of society
Being a doll with...

over 6 years ago

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Duck (United States) published:

Road Trip (With No GPS and Two Dead Gods)

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

i.
Neon signs flashing
on the side of the road, they say
we will never know home again;
you are holding your map
upside down.

ii.
I used to work at Whole Foods. One time
someone put their god
on the cash register conveyor belt.
I slipped Him into a paper bag. I didn't
make the customer pay. Not for Him.
He had already expired.

iii.
Open the bag and
laugh.
Open your mouth wide and
swallow your god whole, ...

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over 6 years ago

Kelly L (United States) published:

Tethered

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Their hurtful words
Slash our backs
Make us think of all the things we lack
And become our mindsets and beliefs

Directing us with what and what not to do
For the longest time we've listened
While in their eyes smugness and, behind that, insecurity, glistened
Until at some point people said, "I'm through."

Although the fierce ones have been fighting back
It's still hard to cut ourselves slack
Because through books and movies and shows and signs
Their words...

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over 6 years ago

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Demory (United States) published:

Backspace

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

I will erase the first draft.
There will not be another.
Undo every word.

I will delete my work,
remove ideas without remorse,
and shut down.

The viral hope
that my thoughts were worth reading - 
dragged to the trash file.

I skim over my heart,
burn the cliches,
proofread the dreams.

This has been said before.
This has been broken by its creator.
This has been blown apart.

Delete the belief
that I could be different.
Quit without saving.

over 6 years ago

Zack Rocklin-Waltch (United States) published:

The Scream(er)

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Screaming.
Loud pierces soft. Frantic cuts through mild.
The world around sits and the waking mind goes wild.
Dreaming.
Of a time far, far from here,
past the rocking sea and burning sky
to a place where there's no need to cry.
Screaming. Dreaming.
Dreaming while locked
with key and latch.
The cry may soften, the throat may catch.
And the feelings of desolation trap.
As the footsteps tap
Like a knuckle's rap
And a scream.
Seeming.
Like desperate effort,...

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over 6 years ago

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Mina Lee (United States) published:

A Work in Progress

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

The times I try to write him down
  as a poem
My fingers try to remember how to stop;
  fabricate his hand in mine,
do nothing more.

Rather, smear writing,
  try to call it
poetry;
scatter shards of soft skin
  under baggy eyes,
and draw lines in the confetti--

We allow our toes to touch,

briefly.
  
Permissible necessities
   allow us reminiscence,
only.

He is not a complete thought.
  
Abridge him to avoid details,
   but have the audacity...

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over 6 years ago

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Owen Elphick (United States) published:

A Revelation

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015

Being in love
is like writing
poetry.
 
The world roars at you,
the voice of reason barking out orders
like a drill sergeant
through responsibility’s megaphone,
telling you to finish your homework,
study for your test,
learn to drive, think about college,
live for the future;
 
but all you want to do
is hide yourself away where no one can find you
and let your pen press into the page,
the emotions within it spilling out
as simple...

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over 6 years ago

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Lalalee429 (United States) published:

ALONE

PROMPT: Poetry Writing Competition 2015


You left me alone.
With no place to go.
You said if I stayed,
You would take the pain away
Where’s that promise now?
Oh yeah…….with me on the ground.
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over 6 years ago