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luciphanticus (Canada) published:

if only we knew...

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(i) 
do worms ever long
to see the brilliant light of day?
will the animals know
when the sun explodes?
will there ever be another species
with such sophisticated minds as humans?
are rocks aware
of all the history they've been through?

(ii)
are the cacophonous beats a drummer makes
merely the drum crying out in pain?
do black holes feel remorse
for everything they destroy?
where is the cricket
checkered in gold and blue?
are bees afraid to die ...

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11 months ago

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orbitinywitch (United Kingdom) published:

questions for the Forest

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Does the Forest grieve
when a doe is shot dead by a hunter?
Does the Forest put up a fight
when strong winds blow its trees down?
Would the spirits quiet
if those trees were pained by flames?
And would the Forest mourn me
if I died, unaided, on its ground, in its arms?

- a Druid

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11 months ago

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HeyThereRose (United Kingdom) published:

Corrupt DNA

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why is there pain?
Why is there pain?
Why is there pain?

Why does humanity ache so?
Why do we ache?
Why humanity hurt so?
Why do we hurt each other?

Why is there pain?
Is it man-made?
Are we society's slaves?
Maybe its biological
A deep destiny to ache so
A inescapable urge to hurt?

Maybe like lions we thirst for blood.
Maybe it's in our DNA to run from peace and joy?

It seems like the inky explanation;is...

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11 months ago

love_laugh_live (Korea, Republic of) published:

Answer Me

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why is it that when your skin shines more like the 
Pale snow and not the golden sun,
You get treated more warmly?
The sun kept you warmer than the snow did, 
Didn't it?

Why is it that when I have eyes that seem more like
Lines and not circles,
I get made fun of? 
Don't you know that circles aren't the only 
Shapes, designs, and patterns in this world?

Why do you hate that I like the
Same gender or...

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11 months ago

LilaP (United States) published:

Questions to Wonder About in the Shower

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                   If I wasn’t born when and where I was, would I be the same person?


                   In a world without magic how do we explain unexplainable things?


                  Why is faith required in a factual world?


                  Will our era be remembered more glamorously than our lives actually are?

...

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11 months ago

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Stuck in a Dream (Australia) published:

Beyond Reason

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why are we alive?
To save the world,
or to destroy it.

Are we all broken?
Shattered like glass,
unable to be repaired.

Are we all just dreaming?
Dreaming and living 
like opposite sides of a coin.
But still the same.

Why does everything die eventually?
Do we get to choose how long we 
live or is it just a game of chance.


 

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11 months ago

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Totally Fish Tacos (United States) published:

What Makes Us Human?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why do we value money?
It is only paper, 
It is only valuable because we say so.

Why do we want for fame?
It ruins lives,
It makes freedom impossible.

Why are we vain?
Looks should not matter,
They are only outward.

What makes us human?
We are just matter,
Bone, flesh, and blood.

To answer one, you must answer all. 

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11 months ago

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Jayboklee (Korea, Republic of) published:

Right Now by Ethan Lee

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


Why is there so much violence in the world?
Why does fire bleed red?
Are white doves as nonexistent as the extinct dodos?
Can you hear the agonized pains of death?

A clock only moves clockwise.
Can we ever reverse that clock which moves us forward?
Will we ever be able to travel back in time?
And, will God ever let us?

Pearls hide in oysters,
But why do we take them out?
Why do flowers bloom?
Why do we...
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Avril (Canada) published:

Some Are Protected

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


Why are bananas protected,
with a thick and bitter covering;
while grapes are left bare
and vulnerable;
exposed and susceptible to insects, storms, and dirt?

Why are little bunnies born
into a world of fear;
their mothers telling them,
"Be careful",
while little wolves are born 
with sharp, sharp teeth;
their mothers telling them,
"Be fierce"?

Why are some children sheltered and cared for,
While some are left on their own;
as they try desperately 
to fill the empty hole...
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11 months ago

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Anjali Seshadri (United States) published:

?

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I have a lot of questions


One day I want to know 

why birds sing before a storm,
and why it feels so good to dance in the rain,
and why i can laugh and cry at the very same time 


And sometimes I want to know 

why a moment can seem like minutes,
and why memories can be made of just one moment,
and why time is so fleeting yet always stands still


Other times I wish I knew 
...

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11 months ago

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Natalie DC (United States) published:

Unanswerable

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Can flowers - such as the roses, daisies, petunias and lilies - smell the noxious fumes that waft off of each and every vehicle that passes them by?
Does the Sun ever grow tired of its monotonous daily routine as it eternally rises in the east and sets to the west?
Do insects - such as the bees, wasps, hornets, and mosquitoes - know that, united, they could be the death of us all?
Are goats aware that they could...

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11 months ago

Megs (United Kingdom) published:

Questions for the creator

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When we die
do we go somewhere good?
Sorry if it’s a silly question,
one your used to hearing.
I just really want to know,
before I start disappearing.

Did you really create
the Universe?
It seems a lot of work,
especially for one person.
I guess you hear that question a lot too,
or a more complicated version.

Why don’t you stop
the Wars? 
It seems a simple fix,
if I were you I would.
Stop the death and...

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11 months ago

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Flowing Ink (United States) published:

Questions

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Why does a scream for blood
sound like crimson blades against armor?
Why does mere shadow and vapor
shed tears in the sky's polluted squalor?
Where does Night keep her dark hooded cloak
and star-studded jewels?
Will the sun cease to beam when the world cracks?
Do sightless eyes stare
into the world's soul?
Who paints the bird's feathers
and the butterflies' wings?
Do the trees bow to heaven when they bend 
but don't break?
Does the wind smile to...

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11 months ago

TerenNeret (Malaysia) published:

destiny

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why
does morning rain
drink the sweet
oceans incarnadined 
by jealous thorns? 
I have never known anything
more sickly sugary than
that.

What
colours does the sky
bleed when our planet
isn't orbiting?
For if there were two things
which I detest most in this world,
it is ignorance and oblivion. 

Who
do emeralds tell
their secrets to? 
I have never trusted anything that
glistens green under sunlight.

But all my questions and all my answers
they never plague my...

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NS Kumar (India) published:

Lazarus Reflex

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

How many times do you call 
his number, knowing
that he won't pick up?

Why do you talk 
to his open
coffin?

Why do you scream at his powdered 
face and ask him to wake 
up when he clearly 
can't?

Why do you keep
hoping that he will walk
through the front door 
again someday?

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black_and_red_ink (Canada) published:

upon leaving the gilded palace

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

i.
why does the sun shine 
on the unjust?
why do bad things befall
the good?
why do the ones you love
betray your trust?
why do the broken
go misunderstood?

ii.
why must the powerful
never be touched?
why does pain get swept
under the rug?
why must justice always
be out of reach?
why does love always
hurt so much?

 

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11 months ago

Weras writings (Ireland) published:

Why

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Why is the grass greener in the spring,
And what good does change bring?
Why do people make mistakes,
and why do lovers cause heartaches?

Why can't people listen? 
and why do innocent people end up in prison,  
or dead on the concrete, 
with their innocent blood left on the street? 

Why are women still treated as objects,
and instilled with societies evil concepts?
and who said that a man can't be weak,
and are always being critiqued that their...

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Halopoet (Pakistan) published:

Tell me...

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

What colour is the sky?
or is it just another abstract art?
and how many are the stars that adorn it?
or are they infinite, just like love is?
Where is this otherworld that everyone prepares to visit?
and is it so beautiful that whoever goes decides to stay?
Tell me, Oh demeter.
How many flowers bloomed to name the rebirth of dearest Persephone?

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11 months ago

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MazeRunnerGirl (Australia) published:

I'm not enjoying this chapter, oh well

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Is there a reason to continue?
Do you keep working hard till you reach your goal, or fail in the attempt?
Will it all be worth the pain in your chest and the fear in your heart?
Do you keep reading a book even if you don't enjoy it?
Because I do

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11 months ago

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livpalmbos (United States) published:

finding eden

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how do you find the place where the air smells like roses and honey and the water is melted diamonds, a place where the stars shine twice as bright?
is there a haven far from the wreckage of our world, where the innocent and pure of heart lay down to sleep in thick, green grass? 
where is the garden ripe with velvet blooms, a refuge that shows us what the earth ought to be?
how do you leave the troubles...

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11 months ago

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writingfromtheheart (United States) published:

Why?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


Is the crunch of the chip really its bones cracking?

Is the noise of the rain hitting the pavement really the rain screaming before its death? 

Are the branches on the trees yelling as they watch their friends and family being ctu away by a machine?

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Eblinn (Belgium) published:

do they?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

I.
do the writers ever put
a point behind their words?
do the letters know there is no
uniqueness in them?
do paper hearts burn shortly
or molder endlessly?
do the hiders hide behind
the hidden?

 

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11 months ago

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l.grace.ll (Canada) published:

beyond reason

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

do the trees weep for their brother's corpses
as children read books under their shade?
do leaves on branches scream in horror
as they witness others fall to their grave?

do my boot soles weep when they step on grass
or are the crunching noises their sinister cackles?
when i heave logs into my fire place, do they
scream-is that why I hear those crackles?



 

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Writing4Life (Australia) published:

do the ferns wait for the rain, or simply sigh in the dew?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


i. do the ferns wait for the rain,
or simply sigh in the dew?
do the mountains secretly wish
that they were hills?
does the sky
think it is only a reflection?
why does my heart
always assume the worst?

ii. why does the kookaburra
laugh without mirth?
why does my heart
long for all that it does not have?
does the grass smile
under the weight of dew?
is a broken heart
the same as a healed heart?

iii....
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mia_:) (United States) published:

whispering questions into the vacuum of space

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


(i) 
why does the space between question and answer
seem to stretch until the end of time?
do the streams resent the ocean for
swallowing them in their originality?

(ii)
why do the pads of your fingers electrify
as they brush against my skin?
how do spiders devise a mental
blueprint by which to spin their silky webs?

(iii)
why does saturn flaunt her rings while
uranus tucks them into her pocket?
when will polar opposites twirl and
merge and...
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