All writing published for Beyond Reason

Published writing

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AnnaTypeWriter (Australia) published:

what is loneliness?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

why does the milk,
leave without saying goodbye?
why do the stars,
duck between their cloaks?
why does red,
bleed for its mistress?
and the blue,
weep for its hymn?
why does the tree,
curl around the ants?
why does the tea,
rumple between the layers?
and why does the cement
groan within the blossom?
why does my passenger seat,
duck its head?
why did you leave,
your grip encompassing my waist?
why can I still feel,
your nails between...

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11 months ago

3

PureHeart (United Kingdom) published:

sometime's i torture myself and think of what could have been

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

how could you single me out and fall for me?
out of all the girls in the world, why me?
and when was it that I reciprocated these feeling;
was it when we met, when we talked, when we smiled?
and why, oh why, is it so complicated between us when our feelings for each other are simple,
so simple and so true?

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11 months ago

8

rchsoccer (United States) published:

Questions

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

How can a single person
make a difference?
What is the place
of a man among millions?
Who solves the problems
we haven't yet discerned?
Is knowledge as kind
as ignorance is?

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11 months ago

1

amaryllis (United States) published:

just a typical day at the horn shop

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

why don't unicorns exist, 
yet narwhals do?
and would you ever consider
selling tsungi horns too?

11 months ago

4

journal.scribbles (United States) published:

Crying Minus the Tears

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Is it still called crying
if you subtract the tears?
Why is the day so bright 
when we can only see one star?
Is life just another impossible 
perpetual motion machine?
If a tear falls and no one is around to see,
did it ever even matter?

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11 months ago

5

Jasmine_K (United States) published:

wet pavement

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

why do i cry when the sheets are cold?
loose tooth. sewing thread around a doorknob, angel straining against his leash
why do i itch under my skin?
the walls are thin and they are melting. quick, they say, move fast. he doesn't move at all
why do i forget what i'm trying to replace?
heartbreak slips out of hotel rooms when it thinks he's sleeping. he is a light sleeper.
is this what having a body feels like?
bury...

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11 months ago

1

Maya'sTired (Canada) published:

How?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why don't we fish flee to outer-space in fishbowls made of crystal?
What remedy can we turtles hope to ​pound from this motor and pestle?
Answer me, quite frankly, please, when the woe will end for us few bees?
And show us all, how are we to find a living sort of peace of mind?

11 months ago

1

Hunter_of_Artemis (United States) published:

Why

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why is it that the questions that fill my head, pushing at my skull begging to be let out, are simply gone?

Why is it that my words, that i can feel violently thrumming through my veins screaming for people to listen, come out sounding weak and withered?

Why is it that the opinion i have, so strong in my head that sometimes it hurts- far too powerful to ever deny, comes out of my mouth sounding like a question?
...

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11 months ago

2

Westley (United States) published:

Questions that both can and can't be answered

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


I.
Why do flowers die if they absorb too many tears?
Why is it the innocent fool begins the journey, but the world ends it with a heavy burden?
Why is it every set of eyes sees something differently?
Why do tears glisten like diamonds?

II.
How does one spread their wings to fly?
How is it that the sky can only reach us with rain?
How can the same thing be said a million different ways?
How is it...
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11 months ago

2

The Midnight One (Australia) published:

Does Anyone Know?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

What do the stars know, of this universe?
What secrets does the night sky hold?
Does the sun know of our fate?
Does anyone know how much longer we must all wait?

Will state lines open again?
Will the physical divide ever collapse between friends?
Will they allow something as simple as a hug?
Will this be the strangest event of a lifetime?

Will I be able to escape?
Will I ever turn to the open road?
Will I ever...

11 months ago

10

Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

uncertain daydreams

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


do the stars look the same in tennessee?
or are they bigger, brighter than in the town i've always known?
when you breathe in, does it smell like freedom?
can you hear music from the land and sky?

does tennessee think of me, or will i never find its peace?
is it anything like the pictures i hold in my eyes?
will i always be the california girl who wished for the impossible?
or is there a place at the...
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11 months ago

1

Remaking_The_World (United States) published:

Tell Me

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

I.
Tell me, why do the stars feel the need to hide themselves during the day?
Tell me, when it rains, is it because the sky is shedding tears?
Tell me, do volcanoes erupt with the force of fury?
Tell me, do the seasons change with the leanings of Mother Nature's heart?


II.
Tell me, does one person see the same colors, smell the same scents, and taste the same flavors as another?
Tell me, do others share the same...

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11 months ago

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crow_e (United States) published:

lady spring

PROMPT: Beyond Reason


what colour is your smile?
what cadence do the birds sweetly sing
in your daydreams?
what makes the sun leap
and shout in your eyes?
tell me, lady spring,
what flower does your nose
prefer to be buried in?
 

11 months ago

2

Grace Croken (United States) published:

To Whom Can I Confess?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Can the truths that the winds 
reveal be trusted?
Or is it all a game of telephone?
Which begs the question - 
Can the winds be trusted
to know our truths? 
Can I stand in a field 
and confess my fears
without the fear
of the wind telling the trees? 
 

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over 2 years ago

4

KaylaM78 (United States) published:

Questions

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why does the sun set
before it can greet the stars?
​What do the clouds think
​when they look down at the earth?
Who is the ocean
waving to?
​Do fish ever wish
​they could adventure on land?

Does a book ever wonder why people experience
so many different emotions while staring at its pages?​
​Are there words to describe
​imagery that words are not enough to explain?
Do the flowers actually listen
to the whispers of the wind?
​What happens...

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about 3 years ago

2

Bo (United States) published:

Seasons

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why does Summer walk so slowly, grudgingly, down the garden path, only to fly away the second she opens the door?
How does Autumn pass unnoticed, while still leaving trails of leaves and gentle cool breezes in his wake?
What does Winter hide inside her starkness, burying not only the leaves, but also the hearts of people, in snow?
Does Spring understand that when he melts the snow and blossoms the flowers, the green comes out in a parade, calling...

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over 3 years ago

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PineappleGirl (United States) published:

What would happen?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

What would happen if everyone was kind?
What would happen if everyone was the same? 
What would happen when it all comes to an end?
Does anyone realize what we have done? 
It will happen.
When will it happen?
Will it just fall apart?
We will never know....
Until we try to fix it.

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over 3 years ago

1

pencils.and.paper.roses (United States) published:

Why Do They Call...?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why do they call bees, Bees, and not Efs* or Pes**?
Why do they call failure a bad thing, when it helps you be your best?
Why do they call a hand to hold just a want, when it is really a need?
Why do they call a house a home without a family to put it to the test?

Why do they call a dog man's best friend when it can be a girl's best friend too?
Why do...

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over 3 years ago

1

marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

Inquiries

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

When people die, and they were in the middle of watching a TV series, do they ever get to find out what happens? 

Also, when people die, do they have to walk around in the clothes they died in forever? What if you died wearing a feather boa, or bike helmet? I figure that would be extremely uncomfortable. 

Is there any place on Earth where someone hasn't died?

Is there any place where no one has walked before you? 

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almost 4 years ago

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Zoe G. (United States) published:

to write

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

What is the exact color of an idea in your mind as it explodes into a living thing?

Why do we feel the need to spill our blood red and warm onto the stark whiteness of a page?

Why do we continue to think that reliving pain will soften its bite even after time and time again we drive the blade deeper and deeper and are only left with a more dire gash?

How do I use words to describe...

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almost 4 years ago

gigiclarke (United States) published:

late night

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

do you think about  me still?
at night, when your house is silent do you wonder what we could have been?
do you still take your coffee black?
when did the hurting stop for you?
do you miss me like i miss you?
are you and her still together?
why'd you leave me like that?
its been 10 months, how can i stop loving you?
can you please come back to me?

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about 4 years ago

VanillaHorizon (United States) published:

Wot?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

  • Why do you get chills when you hear that one phrase or bit of song lyrics?
  • What is the reason for the emotions you randomly feel while dreaming?
  • Why do we dream of horrid things?
  • Where do the stars end and the abyss begin?
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about 4 years ago

Dani Gomez (United States) published:

Why

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why is music so poignant and why does it make you move?
Why do you fear the future if it's playing on repeat?
When will you shake the rhythm and why do you wait so long?
Maybe it's part of the song but if so, why don't you sing along?

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about 4 years ago

1

marlowen (United States) published:

Astrid

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Who is she over there, sitting bare across the temple floor?
​And where will I rest once I have succumbed to the first of the fruit I was forced to bear?
​Will I sit across the embers that once roared with such promiscuous conversation?
​And why the darkness always steal the shadows once I am back from the confessions I have made to nothing
​but weeping creeks and whistling autumn leaves?

 

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about 4 years ago

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yapyapxy (Singapore) published:

Unrequited

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Will flowers miss the bumble bees
two decades on?
Do despondent white ice cliffs collapse
at our fingertips or far away?
Is love familiar sighs,
craving
the adrenaline of
another a passer-by?

about 4 years ago