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Squirrel (United States) published:

Mother Dear

PROMPT: One Home

On your lush green carpet 
laid out like we are royal
from the deepness of your soul 
you ask us to be loyal

To leave your forests green and lush
let the song birds sing
Under foot humans crush
not gently care for things

You shake and you grumble
hoping we'll understand
Try to teach us to be humble
Try to teach us to withstand

Peace and gentleness you need
We laugh and we ignore 
Powered by human greed
But...

11 months ago

Squirrel (United States) published:

Mother Dear

PROMPT: One Home

On your lush green carpet 
laid out like we are royal
from the deepness of your soul 
you ask us to be loyal

To leave your forests green and lush
let the song birds sing
Under foot humans crush
not gently care for things

You shake and you grumble
hoping we'll understand
Try to teach us to be humble
Try to teach us to withstand

Peace and gentleness you need
We laugh and we ignore 
Powered by human greed
But...

11 months ago

Squirrel (United States) published:

Mother Dear

PROMPT: One Home

On your lush green carpet 
laid out like we are royal
from the deepness of your soul 
you ask us to be loyal

To leave your forests green and lush
let the song birds sing
Under foot humans crush
not gently care for things

You shake and you grumble
hoping we'll understand
Try to teach us to be humble
Try to teach us to withstand

Peace and gentleness you need
We laugh and we ignore 
Powered by human greed
But...

11 months ago

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⋆ katie ⋆ (United States) published:

underground

PROMPT: One Home

we dig for poison

we great many people,
sitting above the ground,
drills searching for the antidote for life
the antidote for life that was created from life,
life long before humans.

a cure for life

we can power our ships and cars and planes
by tapping into the lives
of our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren

the cure for life is death

we dig for death

the antidote for life-
death-
created from death,
and when we burn it ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago

Autumn.B.Coleman (United States) published:

humanity

PROMPT: One Home

Between the stars we sit
lonely lovers of life,
bound to this earth
'till the reaper swings his scythe.

Then rise the teachers of humanity,
with a lowercase "h"
leading a cause worth listening to,
a chant,
to make believe we are not so alone.

Communities come to rally for whatever they deem worthy,
like busy honey bees searching for flowers.
And like honey bees,
sworn to protect the homeland
to sting whosoever invades,
a blood oath to nationalism.

Leaders...

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11 months ago

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_nsbb (United States) published:

we the children and our mother's one body

PROMPT: One Home


we the children of mother earth
hold her hand as we force the
smoke down her lungs, watching
(carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons,
methane, ozone, nitrous oxide)
as she attempts at holding her breath.

she doesn't want to breathe, but
our sweet mother holds her tongue
and takes all the pain we lash 
at her, the whip of men on her
conscience every waking second.

bless her soul, the mother who
never sleeps, to care for her
feeble-minded, thick-headed
children who he...
Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago

Warren. (United States) published:

We Are Change

PROMPT: One Home

With humbled eyes, we see
Vast space surrounds us 
Blazing suns, scorching to skin
Astroids soaring through 
Black holes eating the universe
Galaxies without number 
-
With broken eyes, we see
A planet alone from the universe
People stranded on a rock
Loneliness infecting us 
Pointlessness suffocating us
A blip of life then nothingness
-
With true eyes, we look
We are made of stars
All made of the same things
We dissolve into nothingness
And create ourselves anew
We...

Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago

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Living My Life Through Writing (United States) published:

We Are The People

PROMPT: One Home

We are the people
Who roam this great land
We see all things that we have done bad
All around us
Mother Nature curses for she sees all our bad
The trees that we take
The cities that we overpopulate
The stars that we can only see when we roam far from the cities
The pollution that we build on
We are the people
Who destroy this great land
All around us the world cries out
Help me. Help yourself....

Seeking Peer Reviews

11 months ago

DogsandDolphins2 (Australia) published:

All Of Us

PROMPT: One Home

We are all people who have or had a family. We each call a place home whether imaginary or true. We have emotions. We have all experienced love one way or another, kindness. We must prosper on the present and that kindness rather than drone on the past and its mistakes. We look to the future in hope of something miraculous, when really we should look at everyone around us. We all have our ups and downs and this makes...

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11 months ago

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hi i'm jackson ;) (United States) published:

We Really Are All The Same

PROMPT: One Home

We really are all the same
It doesn't matter if we want to explore the universe
Or prefer the in-depth explanation of our hearts
We really are all the same
It doesn't matter if any of us are hurting
Or if they have never been challenged yet
We really are all the same
Does it really matter if our skin looks different than yours?
Or if I like girls and you don't?
Aren't we really all the same?
Because I...

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11 months ago

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AnnaTypeWriter (Australia) published:

Mother Natures Surrender

PROMPT: One Home

Terror pierced the feathers of the baby blue bird, blood seeped between the veins of Her decaying leaves as the poison unravels like rippling waves - She would never breath so long this race rests heavy against Her chest, each breath closer to heaving, each shout more like shrieking. 

Anger seeped into Her veins like the roots of a willow, grounded and spreading.

Her feet walked through riverbeds, Her soul old and cracked as sunlight streams between the ravines of...

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11 months ago

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Norah (United States) published:

riparian rights

PROMPT: One Home

1.
this is no ownership here
the shore belongs to the water and the slow tide 

the dotted lines have never breathed a word of truth
not to anything but scarred maps, co-conspirators laying
down their bodies for the freedom to walk along
weed-laden highways, in the sweat of a new day 

2.
you have a name for everything and I,
I have no name, yet sit
like a beetle pinned to a board, under oath,
like two thousand rivers...

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11 months ago

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Kate Gardner (United States) published:

On Hands

PROMPT: One Home

As if the spilled spinnings of many beads, lost beneath the tables when the necklace breaks
could be picked, each one, and strung again

There are strangers with the hands of my friends-it's what I notice first
The hands

Which are marked so acutely by the actions of a life, and by manner
And which can be beautiful, slight and clever
Or broad and given to honorable butchery
Or which can be doughy, or dry and calloused
Or fine, long...

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11 months ago

Sushi In A Tuxedo (United States) published:

Wait

PROMPT: One Home

Brings us warmth
Brings us cold
Brings us everything
Without it
We would be nothing

We can create
We can destroy
We have potential
There is power
In being human

Humans are only interested
In small bursts of happiness
Not the safety of their planet
The last place
There is to go

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11 months ago

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L3X∅L∅TL (United States) published:

The collection

PROMPT: One Home

In big crowds I look out
He's scared
She's annoyed
He's in a rush
She really doesn't want to go where she's heading 
We're all in the same scenario,point A to point B
Trying to touch the least amount of butts we can
There's always that one person who purposely strokes your hand on the stair bannister (It happens, trust me)
You have your weirdos
Your avoiders
Your rushers
The hesitants
And the impatients, all working in different ways, some...

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11 months ago

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AzaBrave (United States) published:

The People All Share One Thing... Home.

PROMPT: One Home

Home is a word beyond simple.
Home means Earth.
Home means life.
Home means sharing.
This home is something that we have in common.

Any race,
Any sexuality,
Any and all sorts of diversity,
Are one,
Because we all share a home.

We can fight,
We can destroy,
We can hunt,
We can cry.
In the end,
It doesn't matter,
Because, truly,
We share a home.

We have to get along,
To some level.
We have to make unified choices, ...

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11 months ago

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Huda Ayaz (United States) published:

We Were All Plants in Our Past Lives

PROMPT: One Home

In Biology, our teacher explained cellular respiration, a process integral for survival because it generates energy. “All organisms perform the process of glycolysis, the first step of respiration, in the same exact way, whether it’s a plant, animal, bacteria—anything. What do you think is a conclusion we can make from this?” 
“We were all plants in our past lives!” one student posed.
“Well...not exactly. It actually suggests that all organisms may share a common ancestor, that we all come from...

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