All writing published for A Bird with Wings

Published writing

9

Emi (United States) published:

Freedom Flows Like Ink From a Pen

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

    With this black ink I let freedom fall like drops. I write of a revolution, a new story that must be told, a story of the past and the present and the future. Freedom for every man and woman, no matter what race. I watch my curling letters spell out the hopes of a land freed from hatred and division, freed from corrupt politicians and the filth hanging over our lives. I write of light and happiness and...

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10 months ago

2

Caitlin <3 (United Kingdom) published:

Adding Diversity to my writing

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Art speaks to everyone. Its brush strokes can paint the truth about the world; the ugliness masked by beauty. We do not need the luxury of school to understand, we can merely gaze upon it and instantly know its true message. I have little knowledge of the world and I strive to do better as your middle class, privileged white girl but I have come to appreciate art in all forms and its political power. Art is a gift I wish...

over 1 year ago

3

Neil Keith (United States) published:

Art is

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

I believe art can change anything. in an artist's hand, thoughts come into reality. any creative piece is art. art is what you make it. in that capacity alone makes it beautiful. nothing can quite compare to the beauty of art. Art can change the minds of almost anyone. even if there are those who dislike or hate art it only proves that art can create emotion and hold beauty. art is something I enjoy there is not a whole...

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over 1 year ago

5

chloeッ (United States) published:

Art Can Change the World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Art can change the world. Throughout my thirteen years on this planet and way before then, art has influenced mass amount of change and the need to strive for more, for better, not only in my life but in millions of others. The immense amounts of injustice going on in this world is depressing to say the least, but with the power of art, we can all help change that. The powerful thing about art is the fact that it...

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over 1 year ago

2

✧♬TwinklingLights♬✧ (United States) published:

Expression

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

    I find that art is the best way to express oneself through music, color, and so many other components that make up art. It is beautiful and inspiring, and so much passion and love goes into creating a piece of artwork. Truthfully, art can be quite stressful. Sometimes, you just can't get that ear to look right, or that note you sing sounds pitchy, or maybe-I could go on for hours. But the thing is, the art community...

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over 1 year ago

1

chloeッ (United States) published:

Art Can Change the World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Art can change the world. Throughout my thirteen years on this planet and way before then, art has influenced mass amount of change and the need to strive for more, for better, not only in my life but in millions of others. The immense amounts of injustice going on in this world in depressing to say the least, but with the power of art, we can all help change that. The powerful thing about art is the fact that it...

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over 1 year ago

14

Landofstories (Canada) published:

Let Me Start With Words

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

with words, I write an everlasting legacy
spilt from fingers seeping ink
and a spirit translucent with passion
with words, I embed change
into hearts and minds that I'll never meet
threading my fingers through their soul
caressing their innermost feelings
with words, I make promises for a lifetime
ones I share with the essence of change
with words, I taste the striking fire of a phoenix 
that personifies my words 
I quench the insatiable ardour
that connects me with the...

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over 1 year ago

4

obssessedwithsadpoetry (United States) published:

My Love On Paper; Changing the World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

yes,
i know i don't have to be
marching in the streets

yes,
i know i don't have to write about
the pain this world carries on its shoulders

yes,
i know i don't have to persuade
others to change

but yes,
i know that when the love in my heart
pours out on to paper

yes,
i know the people on this earth will be loved,
and every inch of them, too

and yes,
i know that when...

over 1 year ago

5

timtam.9 (Australia) published:

Hand Me A Microphone And I Will Sing You My Pain

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

The world freezes for a moment and I am lost within a breathe. I feel the weight of a million things slowly descend upon my tired shoulders and find myself trapped by these thoughts; by these responsibilities.
Words cannot describe this.
Images can not describe this.
I cannot describe this.
This boiling rage and sadness and hate and total hopelessness can only be described by a long wail of agony that echos the many realms of my mind. The pressure...

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over 1 year ago

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Aksh (India) published:

My words are not mine alone

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

My words are an extension of everything that I am. 

My understanding of the world around me, and the confusion that surrounds it. The opinions that I voice boldly, and the ones that keep me company at night. The dreams that I dare to dream and the ones that I long to. The parts of me that are proudly on display, and the ones that may never be seen. Reflections of the thoughts I have carefully crafted and the ones...
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over 1 year ago

2

Remaking_The_World (United States) published:

Let Them Fly

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

the artist illustrates her love for the planet
the musician symbolizes her support of feminism
the writer gives voice to her advocacy for racial justice

they all use their powers of artistry 

the sculptor creates her troubles with depression manifested
the pianist concertizes her battles with bullying
the dancer personifies her struggles with body image

to tell their own story, share who they are

the photographer captures her hopes and dreams for the future
the oboist depicts her beliefs and values ...

over 1 year ago

4

Emma Gold (United States) published:

And I Write;

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

I write.

And I write, and the words string across the page, ink bleeding out onto paper, dark and black and silky;

and I write, and my fingers engage in a cosmic dance across the keys, bridging nations, boundaries, roaring with crimson fire as they spiral into the galaxy and through the stars;

and I write, and my words ring with iron truth, demanding justice for the injustices that have been wrought, screaming the screams of those voices that have...

over 1 year ago

4

Emma Gold (United States) published:

And I Write;

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

I write.

And I write, and the words string across the page, ink bleeding out onto paper, dark and black and silky;

and I write, and my fingers engage in a cosmic dance across the keys, bridging nations, boundaries, roaring with crimson fire as they spiral into the galaxy and through the stars;

and I write, and my words ring with iron truth, demanding justice for the injustices that have been wrought, screaming the screams of those voices that have...

over 1 year ago

4

Alex S (United States) published:

A Small Voice In A Big World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Ever since I was a little tot, I LOVED to paint.
Whether it was drenching my hands in colorful buckets of colors and swiping them onto a blank canvas, or picking up a pencil for a first time and drawing sketches, I was a little Van Gogh (at least I thought I was!)
For me, art was fun. I saw nothing more that that, but when I grew older I finally gained an understanding of the endless influence art has. ...

over 1 year ago

shadow_diva (United States) published:

Words

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Words. They hide behind shadows, they carry dark secrets, they bring hope, but also devastating loss. It's funny how a tool with so much potential power and consequence can be wielded by anyone.  

We use words every day. From the moment we wake up, to the moment we fall asleep. Sometimes, the words are incomprehensible, falling out in a jumbled heap from our mouth. Sometimes, the words are quick and angry and passionate, and sometimes they are cold and unforgiving...

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over 1 year ago

3

happygiggles (Ireland) published:

My Empowering Gift

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings



A windy, wet and rainy Wednesday evening,
Every Wednesday, I stand before the mirror,
In which I see my reflection staring at me,
I appear quiet and tired, some might say average,

Maybe that is what I am outside that room,
But, in there, I am strong and powerful,
For every word that drops off my tongue,
Is a word helping to paint a picture,

With words, I am painting a picture,
A picture of the pain and hurt of...
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over 1 year ago

3

Writing4Life (Australia) published:

We Will

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

When no one has the voice to speak,
we will sing for them.

When no one has the strength to move,
we will dance for them.

When no one has the mind-power to create,
we will paint for them.

When no one has the power to express feelings,
we will act for them.

When no one has the courage to change the world,
we will write for them.

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over 1 year ago

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Rockzilla100 (Canada) published:

Everyday

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Everyday.
Countless prayers go unanswered. 
So we dance.
Dance for the weak, Sick, and broken-hearted dreamers.

Everyday.
The screams of the innocent go unnoticed.
So we paint.
Paint a canvas of victory, Of heroes fiction and Non-Fiction. 

Everyday.
Judgment and hate lurk in the darkest allies and the brightest halls.
So we write.
Write, Write to show that we are not alone, That we are all human. 

Everyday.
Little girls and young women fear being alone at night.
So we...

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over 1 year ago

1

Jo Rejoicing [ChildOfGod] (United States) published:

The Art of Social Justice

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

Art inspires. 
Brings hope. 
Encourages. 
Brings beauty. 

Art can be painting,
Writing,
Music, 
Sculpture.
It goes on.

Art can certainly be used to address issues. 
Social justice, exists, of course, in America,
But what of other countries?
We pretend we don't see,
can't hear,
didn't know,
Can't help. 

Words are powerful. 
Yes, we all know. 
Music is influential. 
Of course, that's true.
Art is inspirational.
It's been proven. 

So let's paint a beautiful song of social justice,
Because (and yeah,...

over 1 year ago

1

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

The Writers Must Write.

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

when red blossoms from the dirt
and cries fill the streets
the poets pick up their pens and write verse.

when again we find a man pleading for breath
and again his prayers go unanswered
the dancers take off their shoes and dance.

when flags fall from the hands of marchers
and a gun is in the hand of a murderer
the singers turn up the volume and sing.

when nobody listens to the oppressed and beaten-down
and nobody listens...

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over 1 year ago

1

maddiemav (Australia) published:

Writing for others

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

History is absolutely the most important aspect in understanding our past mistakes and learning from them so they are never repeated. That's why we study the injustices that occurred during World War II, that's why we study the political and social upheavals that occurred during the french revolution. That's why we study the effect the Peloponnesian Wars had on the ancient greek world. And how is it possible for us to study this stuff?

People wrote about it.

When you...

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over 1 year ago

3

Jangra (India) published:

Sacred Prostitution

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

 The oldest profession in the world, as people say, has rather, two histories. The first one known all too well by the pretty young girl, for reason which she has chosen or which have chosen her, decides that the only way she can survive is by selling her body. Some like her end up ruling nations, as Messalina did in Rome; other became legendary, like Madame du Barry, still other chase after adventure and misfortune, like the spy, Mata Hari....

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over 1 year ago

41

Calisa (Dominica) published:

My Best Friend Wants To Change The World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

My best friend and I always talk about how we're going to change the world. We joke about taking over and making it in our own image. But we know we can't do that. So instead we talk about backpacking across Europe and Asia to learn new cultures and adopt new languages. We talk about going to Africa to reconnect with those ancestors who were stolen away so long ago. So we could listen to the songs the land would...

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over 1 year ago

1

Peyton- November (France) published:

Free Man

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

A sunlit day
No matter how hard you pray,
will always be light.
So why?
Does the free man cry? 
Is it the look in his mother's eyes?
A land of dreams, how have you not delivered on the promises you said you would bring?
Thee is no cage for the bird,
but the hunter still clips its wings
How can we leave the finger on the trigger and then say we have problems much bigger?
Not a cent of...

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over 1 year ago

1

Calisa (Dominica) published:

My Best Friend Wants To Change The World

PROMPT: A Bird with Wings

My best friend and I always talk about how we're going to change the world. We joke about taking over and making it in our own image. But we know we can't do that. So instead we talk about backpacking across Europe and Asia to learn new cultures and adopt new languages. We talk about going to Africa to reconnect with those ancestors who were stolen away so long ago. So we could listen to the songs the land would...

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over 1 year ago