All writing published for Beyond Reason

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ticonderogathepen (United States) published:

Grievances in the style of Socrates

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why do street lights flicker when we need them the most?

Does it hurt more to burn bright or to be extinguished?

Do birds fly away from us because of what we are, or what we have done?

...when will you come back?
 

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about 4 years ago

Alli A (United States) published:

Lilted Vivacity

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why does summer jazz ache with a golden tang in the nostalgia center of the brain as trumpet bells tremble?
If the silence defines the song, what sound is there in two brother sixteenth rests split apart by melody?
Why must the air still as the flutes pick up the slack of the emptied post-crescendo blankness after the hurricane?
Can a human voice slip into river-water flow of an instrument's hum and do one's thoughts follow the guise?
 

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about 4 years ago

mattyslullaby (Ireland) published:

Saith The Lord

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why do they believe in religion with such passion and faith?
What is the meaning of passion in 2017?
Is it filled with how many likes their picture receives on Instagram?
Or is it their only legacy when there's nothing left of them but their wraith?
 

about 4 years ago

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Natashia Grace (Sweden) published:

Why?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why do we depend on negative things to bring us together? 
Why do we kill to prove a point? 
Why do we cry when it's us but not them?
Why has our world come to this?
Why do we only care if it's a someone to us but not if it's just a someone?
Why can't we talk without someone pulling out a gun?
Why can't we understand it before it happens?
Why is humanity so horrid?   
 

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about 4 years ago

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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?
Why does Autumn pass unnoticed, the season that, with all it's differences, does not stand out?
Why is there beauty in the starkness of Winter?
Why does it seem that Spring transforms not only nature, but people, too?

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about 4 years ago

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Sonali_Reddy (United States) published:

COLLEGE

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

What does the future hold?
What will my college unfold?
What profession will I choose?
Or will I hit snooze
On the life my parents want for me?

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about 4 years ago

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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 fear 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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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 a craving with
familiar sighs
the adrenaline of
another a passer-by?

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about 4 years ago

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Alicat1430 (United Kingdom) published:

Question Everything

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Do the flowers sway for the wind
or does the wind blow for the flowers?
Does the man in the moon ever speak
or does he only listen?
Do the musicians play for the dancers
or do the dancers dance for the musicians?
Does the girl run to be chased
or does he chase because she runs?

Do the singers sing for the people's money
or do the people give their money to hear the singers sing?
Does the man...

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about 4 years ago

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Alicat1430 (United Kingdom) published:

Question Everything

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Do the flowers sway for the wind
or does the wind blow for the flowers?
Does the man in the moon ever speak
or does he only listen?
Do the musicians play for the dancers
or do the dancers dance for the musicians?
Does the girl run to be chased
or does he chase because she runs?

Do the singers sing for the people's money
or do the people give their money to hear the singers sing?
Does the man...

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about 4 years ago

Shanti (New Zealand) published:

an enormity of unknowing

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

is it your lungs that breathe
or your hope?
do you dream angrily
or scream too tentatively?
are you shimmering
or am i shaking?
can i know you
or are you a sylvan secret

 

about 4 years ago

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mystery_vehicle (South Africa) published:

Why?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why do we carelessly carry hearts around while we label them as fragile?
How is it that we see through others yet we can't see through ourselves?
Why do we care so little about others and so much of ourselves?
Why do we cry when we cut onions, yet we shed no tear when we lose someone we are distant with?

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about 4 years ago

456789 (United States) published:

What Happened?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why was it a commonplace phenomena to paste fake tiled linoleum or vibrant shag carpet over original hardwood floors in the second half of the twentieth century?
Did they suddenly despise the look of wood floors?
Who started this trend?
Why did they make it so difficult to remove?

Was the first person to discover parrots could talk deemed insane?
Did they return to wherever they came from and declare a place of talking animals?
Were parrots suddenly revered or...

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about 4 years ago

xojadex (Australia) published:

Are we Sure About What we Think

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Tell me, is the light our darkness
​or the darkness our light?
Does our smile mean we're sad  
​or our frown mean we're happy?
​Do we see the truth 
​or only see the lies spoken?
​When we cry does it mean we're sad
​or are we happy?
Are the colours we see are really what they
say to be?

 

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about 4 years ago

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YRN_Ern (United States) published:

Aimless

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Is there really anything that's unanswerable?
Is there life beyond the stars?
Why do people go to war to make peace?
Why do we hurt people we say we love?
 

about 4 years ago

CranWri (United States) published:

Huh?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

What do you want?
What are you reaching?
What do you believe in?
What do you want to accomplish this season?
What sensible acts have you done for good reason?
How many times have your asked yourself do you have meaning?
What is the last time your mind had cleaning?
When was the last time you were head over heels, just leaning?
When is the last time you got the chance shine or be gleaming?
What have you earned?
What...

about 4 years ago

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Shanti (New Zealand) published:

an enormity of unknowing

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

is it your lungs that breathe
or your hope?
do you dream angrily
or scream too tentatively?
are you shimmering
or am i shaking?
can i know you
or are you a sylvian secret?

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about 4 years ago

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Abby Walker (United States) published:

I'm Tired.

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

I.
Do rain clouds know
They make me sad?
Does the grass love the dew,
Or does it resent the added weight?
Do ravens ever wish
They didn't look like inkblots?
Does the sun miss the moon,
Or does it long for the shadows?

II. 
Do the evergreen trees long to be 
As vibrant as the colored flowers?
Do the flowers long
For the tree's towering height?
Are the quiet mountains jealous
Of the laughing streams?
Are the streams jealous ...

about 4 years ago

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Hailey Duggirala (United States) published:

Could I fly, then?

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

If the bird never had to land, would it?
Did you think about me when you got on the plane?
If I spread my arms out wide enough, could I catch enough wind to take me away?
How do butterflies know where home is, when I can't seem to find it?
 

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about 4 years ago

Dwest (South Africa) published:

questionable questions

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Does book pages feel the trickle of our tears 
when a character dies ? 
Is depression caused by asking too many 
unanswerable questions ? 
Do flames cower when clouds begins to pour
like a child hiding from a mother ?  
Does trees have competitions
to see who grows faster ?

When death strikes, does my blood stop in mourning
and my lungs hold its breathe just to sigh in relief of an afterlife?
Do we praise the word, do...

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about 4 years ago

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cxnnawayy (South Africa) published:

Identity

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Is this me or is it
a picture of my imagination?

Is life real or are we just
living inside a movie for strangers?

Is society really a factor of life or
is it a regime set on making us pay 
for their mistakes?

Can I love who I want to or
will that make me a 
horrible daughter? 

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about 4 years ago

mads0undz (Australia) published:

THE SUN AND THE MOON

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why does the moon run away from the sun and if it is the sun that does run then why does the moon always leave so soon when she knows the sun is about to come and if it was never to come the sun I mean then would the moon always be seen?

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about 4 years ago

Allegory of the Arielle (United States) published:

Ought to

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

It's called ought to 
Why did they  have a .38 mm
If they just wanted to say sorry ?
Why did they raise it to my chest If they loved me ?
We shouldn't shit where we eat
We shouldn't hurt where love keeps , not even a bullet deep
But we are dangerous animals
Our hunger is each other
So why do we love one another ?

Why do I wait for God ?
Why do I wait for...

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about 4 years ago

Allegory of the Arielle (United States) published:

Ought to

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

It's called ought to 
Why did they  have a .38 mm
If they just wanted to say sorry ?
Why did they raise it to my chest If they loved me ?
We shouldn't shit where we eat
We shouldn't hurt where love keeps , not even a bullet deep
But we are dangerous animals
Our hunger is each other
So why do we love one another ?

Why do I wait for God ?
Why do I wait for...

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about 4 years ago

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Swaggly_Abrocious (United States) published:

Moved Beyond Reason

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Who mends the tears
of the sorrowful

or collects rent on
those living in need?

What demon rides
wild night-mares,
raiding houses
and terrorizing children?

Who does the
voiceless bird sing for
if not for
those who cannot hear? 

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about 4 years ago