All writing published for People as Nature

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Emi (United States) published:

A Violet

PROMPT: People as Nature

    You'll find me as a little violet, peeking out among the blades and blades of grass. That's what I'll do. I'm always standing out; I'll forever be standing out because I'm not meant to go with the lawn; I'm a violet, shining bright purple.
    And every spring I'll bloom, looking so delicate and easy to pick because I'm not the sharp blades of grass that cut you. But every day when they mow the grass will...

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11 months ago

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SunV (India) published:

Dusk's showers bring Dawn's flowers

PROMPT: People as Nature

Pitter
        Patter
Pitter
        Patter


The pitter-patter of the rain was heard from wherever you are sitting in the house. It has been raining for an hour now; and most likely will be raining till early morning. She sits in the balcony, watching the rain pour down in straight lines that would rival the straightness of her hair. Her hand reaches out occasionally, trying to catch the rain. She whistles merry tunes that follow the beat of the...
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about 1 year ago

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Avishi (United States) published:

The Nature in me

PROMPT: People as Nature

The touch me not is the side most people see in me
I blend in but come close and I will curl up my leaves
I curl up to protect myself from your lies and deceit
This side of me is gentle and innocent, like a calm blue sea

Snow leopards are always a rare sight to see
Just like the side that is locked deep inside of me
Push me to the edge and my claws will unsheathe 
My...

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about 1 year ago

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Avishi (United States) published:

The Nature in me

PROMPT: People as Nature

The touch me not is the side most people see in me
I blend in but come close and I will curl up my leaves
I curl up to protect myself from your lies and deceit
This side of me is gentle and innocent, like a calm blue sea

Snow leopards are always a rare sight to see
Just like the side that is locked deep inside of me
Push me to the edge and my claws will unsheathe 
My...

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about 1 year ago

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luis (United States) published:

The Forest That Exhales Mist

PROMPT: People as Nature

i am the backwoods that exhale mist 
  immediately forgotten. always remembered. 
avoided by all, but the crows and insects. 
  xeric lands, dead trees, all encompass the forest. 

cozenings spread among the neighboring villagers. 
   patronized by patronages only there on a dare 
but they only see what the trees show them 

people who are lost roam within 
        only to be spit out by the thicket
they yearn to cut down the outer layers 
     for a bewitching presence resides within, although ...

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about 1 year ago

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TerenNeret (Malaysia) published:

zoo keeper

PROMPT: People as Nature

And on our left, you will see the last of her kind, the Loner. As you know, she finds shelter in the corner of small rooms or in the middle of a cacophony. Today, we are lucky enough to see her alone against the greenery, bright as pearl and plain as chalk. Notice how she evades eye contact with every person she meets, her eyes glassy to tiles or denim or the spot right in the centre of your nose....

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about 1 year ago

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woven_moth (United States) published:

Like a River

PROMPT: People as Nature

Lightning scatters across the dark sky like veins--
Krakoom!”
and the thunder bellows

delicate drops of water pour from the sky-- in sheets
    and the droplets collect into a stream

        the silky stream maneuvers through the thicket, 
     it peels back leaves
and slides onto the softened soil
and it dwindles through the grass
    and slips between the rocks

       making herself a path--
   she rages and...

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about 1 year ago

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AcetheticallyPleasing (United States) published:

Bumblebee

PROMPT: People as Nature

Oh, my bumblebee, how you once scared me.
Seeing you before used to make me want to run and hide.
You have so much power behind the buzz of your wings,
It intimidated me before.
Your stinger scared me more than your kind intentions.
But now, as you rest your body on my offered finger, I can see you up close and realise
You're not scary at all.
The buzz of your wings stays powerful, but as we get to...

about 1 year ago

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ByFarStories (United States) published:

Howl

PROMPT: People as Nature

    I am the wolf. Through the calm, white fluff of snow to the soft whisper of grass, I run. I hunt those that give me their nutrients, and thank them for their service to Earth. I care for the young and the old of my pack, the Elders not too far from the Young. I train the newborn pups once out of their den, and I show them the way of the wolf.
    I howl for many a reason, in...

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over 1 year ago

moirarhe (United States) published:

My Own Forest.

PROMPT: People as Nature

    Some people are mild like clouds, loud like birds, calm like lakes, and beautiful like flowers, but I believe myself to be a forest, mostly of course.

I get cut down, the screams of woodsmen hurting me. Then I get angry, they can't cut me down, they will not cut me down, I WON'T LET THEM CUT ME DOWN. The animals come and rescue me, the beautiful family of protectors.

When I'm happy, there are beautiful animals...

over 1 year ago

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SplatterWriting (United States) published:

If I was an animal

PROMPT: People as Nature

If I was an animal which animal would I be?
    A flying mocking jay, gliding gracefully by
    A dog, never straying from its owner
    A devious raccoon, scavenging through scraps
    A blobfish, being mocked for its looks

If I was a plant which plant would I be?
    A poisonous ivy, intoxicating everyone around me
    A pretty lily, collecting awe from all
    A great pine tree, being...

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over 1 year ago

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Maya'sTired (Canada) published:

Mist and Magma

PROMPT: People as Nature

Young she was,
just a spark in the snow,
angry and aglow;
she burned against the cold,
and fumed.
She was made of pure power;
behind hot flares,
she'd glower,
in dry ashes,
she'd shower,
and in flame-licks,
she'd devour.
And, ever burning,
she became scared that all she could do was raze.
Then she settled into the embrace of her mother's earth...

It cooled her,
without smothering;
embracing
and loving.
Her heat remained below the dark surface
-red-hot as ever-
but her patience broadened...

over 1 year ago

Hannahmbxx2 (United Kingdom) published:

People as nature explained

PROMPT: People as Nature

Some people are like clouds, medium, not harsh but not soft. Some people are like rain, pleasant to some but harmful to others. Some people are like thunder, scary but astonishing. Some people are like lightening, bright but quick to hide. Some people are like the sun, warm and cozy. Some people are like snow, cold and icy. But that doesn’t matter. Just remember all nature is beautiful. 

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over 1 year ago

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AspenRosewood (United States) published:

Churning

PROMPT: People as Nature

I am a ship on the water
Floating, sailing, wandering
Unbothered and in peace
Just until a storm arrives

I am a storm circling the ocean
Intimidating, terrifying, angering
Descending upon those who fear me
Churning oceans into swells

I am a powerful ocean of water
Strong, supporting, heaping
Nurturing life and giving food
Going from water to ice and back again

I am an intimidating iceberg
Massive, deathly, colossal
Sinking ships and killing men
Most of me hidden below...

over 1 year ago

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acrosstheuniverse28 (United States) published:

Fire in the Sky

PROMPT: People as Nature

Mountains are west.
It's a fact of life for me; you don't need a compass because you can just find the mountains and then turn north.
On clear days the mountains seem to stretch on forever
Extending beyond the brilliant blue skies behind them
Snow-capped peaks reaching up
and up
and up
They'll never quite touch the sky
But who cares?
14,000 feet above sea level
Is close enough for me
When the sun sets behind the mountains
The sky...

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over 1 year ago

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Odyssey (United States) published:

Wind

PROMPT: People as Nature

I am the wind. 
at times restless
at times soft and small
as a breeze
i do not know what causes me to
burst full force when cold already bites
Deep into your skin
or why some days I refuse to show myself
gently rustling leaves
But not daring to 
touch your face to relieve the heat
I am the wind
soft and gentle
i am the wind
Hot and bright

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over 1 year ago

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Totally Fish Tacos (United States) published:

Spider

PROMPT: People as Nature

I am like a nimble spider

I am misunderstood 

Slapped with labels that aren’t really me

But I’m hard to crush

I am smart and skilled

I’m not bragging I swear

I’m not a genius 

I just love

to listen

And learn

over 1 year ago

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Blue Moons (United States) published:

She Calls Herself A Cricket

PROMPT: People as Nature

During dusk, darkened sky 
Sun falling down
                    down
                        down
And you hear the cricket cry


She calls herself a cricket
Has always claimed her cricket connection
Emerging from shadows
With her simple strain of nighttime song

She calls herself a cricket
Proud of her strong voice
Though she may be small
Her words resound through us all

She calls herself a cricket
Serenading stars and night owls
Invisible, this moonlight singer
Yet unmistakable, this moonlight theme

She...
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over 1 year ago

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Chidinma (United States) published:

Cheetah?

PROMPT: People as Nature

"What animal are you?"
Was a common topic of discussion when I was a kid.
Grace was a dog, loyal and friendly.
Max was a bear, he just liked honey.
And I was a cheetah.
Till this day I can't tell you why. 
I suppose I was fast.
But finding an animal that perfectly matches me,
Is something I cannot answer.
Because quite frankly, I'm not too sure myself.
Some may say I'm wise like an owl.
While others may...

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over 1 year ago

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Harzi (Philippines) published:

Bitter Melons Have Cherries

PROMPT: People as Nature

Harvest time. 
      Of all the vegetables Mama cultivated in our garden, one medium-size bitter melon was left unharvested. I don’t know why; all the others were gathered. And it just hung in its vine – alone, untouched and disregarded – for approximately one and a half week. Then I decided to pick it out and put it in a fruit basket, but I think it was still as lonely if not more so. And I forgot about...

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over 1 year ago

sherry171 (Canada) published:

Letting Life Blow By

PROMPT: People as Nature

I rise from the East,
Swept off my feet by the weight of clouds
Chasing the vanishing horizon,
Dashing between the cliffs and treetops,
The wild, untamed lionheart tapping its beat underneath.

Always looking something just out of reach,
Never comfortable with the thought of rest,
Too steadfast to slow and catch my breath, 
And take in the beautiful view.

I pierce through the silent sunrise
Bringing a chill to the backs of those who've forgotten me
Unleashing the guttural...

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over 1 year ago

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erin! (United States) published:

solem scio

PROMPT: People as Nature


I’ve been obsessed with the Sun since I first saw her rise. I marvel at the idea that something so far away has an omnipresence. While humans bicker over lunch and roll their eyes at the television, the Sun sits in the sky and waits. 

I imagine she gets bored, but I’ve never heard her complain. Maybe hiding in the clouds is her way of telling us she’s tired, and blinding us is a warning that we’re getting on her...
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over 1 year ago

Kenn Bryan (Singapore) published:

Equatorial

PROMPT: People as Nature

The scorching sun’s rays clasp my eyelids shut as I sit, kindling, at the mercy of nature’s callous calidity. I sat enchained, gated within a wall of cement, as the hadean Heat devours me, day-in, day-out. His grasp perverts my every waking hour. Even as he so sorely discomposes  me, so sadistically, I sit sorrowfully sagged in my sogged tunics. Waiting. Waning. Awaiting the torrential rain.

Drops of vigour coated the ground as 
The crystal ambrosia silkened mother 
Earth, glossing...

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over 1 year ago

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Keelyn (United States) published:

Sides of the Forest

PROMPT: People as Nature

The sun warmed dirt is soft beneath my back, the calming sounds of a trickling stream lull me into a sleep as I stare up at the trees. The wind softly blowing through the canopy, gently moving the branches in a hypnotizing motion. It is quiet out here, peaceful and serene. The forest is always here for me, always comforting and reliable. Yet I know the dangers that lurk here, they lurk deep within me. Anything could happen, a tree...

over 1 year ago

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elliem (Canada) published:

Her, the Snowy Aurora

PROMPT: People as Nature

    Cold, biting, and yet she breathes deep,
    inhaling the scents of dawn,
    eyes bright and heart wild as the fawn in the underbrush,
    watching her with insouciant, inky eyes.
    
    She will not disturb it, only watch and admire,
    face bathed in the glow of the waking sun
    throwing effulgent Fuchsia and yellow across the sky.

    She used to wonder if there was...

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over 1 year ago