All writing published for Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017. See Competition

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Ellie! (United States) published:

Past The Reeds

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

It’s a warmer January day
Too much so for snow
But still too cold for rain
The clouds are eager to open
So both fall and mix.

And I am walking the dog
With the cold slush on the back of my neck.
We go over the bridge
Which isn’t the kind that leads over a river, but rather
A brackish ditch
And the slush plops into the water like stones.

Now we’re over the bridge
And next to the...

almost 3 years ago

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PineappleGirl (United States) published:

Hunger

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

There is a life outside of your house, there is a life outside your neighborhood, there is a life outside of your country, there is a life outside your continent, but is there a life in the pockets of the poor?
Your parents probably can feed you, but what about others who's parents are broke?
As sitting doing school work I found a child on the web, you could see the poor things spine he was yellow this is life. ...

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about 3 years ago

armour-clad (United States) published:

Thoughts On Love: A poem to that One Boy

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

The thing with love is that it's not going to be forever.
I know that this next year might just be the best year of my life, and I just might fall in love with a really nice boy with blond hair and blue eyes who’s shoulders are peppered with freckles from days in the sun. I just might.

But at the end of this year, at the end of next summer, I am going to leave.
I am going...

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over 3 years ago

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MaloneTime (Ireland) published:

I Am Not Important

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Alone
I tremble on the quayside,
And stare out at the sea,
And think,
"I am here
I exist."

But,
As the wind whips against my cheeks,
Tremendously soft
Like a quiet gasp
In a silent church,
The waves, in their cruel tuition,
Remind me
That it doesn't really matter.

They will not stop
For man,
Nor for me.

Because only an idiot thinks,
In their hour of glory,
That the next idiot will remember them.

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over 4 years ago

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CostinGhiban (Romania) published:

The sizes of two moments

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

The shortest distance between two moments
Is not the line on which memory weaves,
Because to the chaste reality, that neither time to born had,
We add details which desire and thinking
Distilled in the rainy day dream factory.

The area between the two empires of living
Is not the micron of nothingness which separates them,
But the oblong axon of nature itself
Which ties them in continuous step of endless time-
Eternal melody beautiful as no other.

The volume...

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over 4 years ago

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BlueWriter (United States) published:

Life-Line

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017



​   ​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean to start over.
​It means to re-do.
​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean to change you.
​It means to show you.
​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean to chase after.
​It means to chase with.
​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean to throw it away.
It means to treasure it.
​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean to forget.
​It means to forgive.
​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean to hate.
​It means to cherish.
​Starting a life-line, doesn't mean...

over 4 years ago

BreannaB4 (United States) published:

you're in misery

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

I was there for you
When you needed me most
But when I needed you
You never came close
It really hurts
Seeing you with others
When I was there from the start
Yeah, we were never lovers
C’mon I’m not that stupid
Don’t look away from me
You leave me for better
Missin’ out on the best, you see
Cause nobody will ever love you
Like I do; you’re in misery

over 4 years ago

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Adeline Shaw (United States) published:

Thoughts For Society

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

How does one go about changing the world
When it seems they are trying to prevent it
Through hours of homework and toilsome work
That proves who's worthy and who's not worth it

It seems they deliberately spin us around
Until we're too dizzy we can't think
Then push us into a trapped controlled room
With no windows, much more no doors

And if I showed them this poem, what would they say?
It's not good because it does not...

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over 4 years ago

karenbuena_ (Philippines) published:

Black and White

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Wondrous shade from heaven’s kingdom,
White with its peacefulness risen,
Calmness and pureness in its dome,
Dwelling none can have beaten

Until one felt an ungodly feeling
That turned some white into black.
Wickedness that made the land forbidding,
Into hunted spots in a whining clack.

Maybe it’s true, there are other colors—
Red in its fierce delight,
Green in its opening doors,
But when colored becomes a shade, all will be just black and white.

White with its compassionate,...

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over 4 years ago

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OpalAuthor13 (Canada) published:

Colours

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

The world is filled with colours
In nature and on men
But if we took the colour away
If colour was gone, what then?

How could we, in those times
Be we black or white
Think one was better and one was worse
How could we think it right?

The world is filled with colours
On men this much is true
How could you think that colour
Makes a man worth less than you?

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over 4 years ago

- (United States) published:

I'm Okay

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Don't worry.
It's all okay now.
Just say you're okay,
You're okay now.
I see the monsters
Too. I hear when they growl
And gnash their teeth
And pull me down into
Their fires that they
Sit by day after day,
Feeding it flesh and 
Blood. I see the monsters
that done my face and my
Failures, and the cuts on
My back and the scars on
My wrist. They pull me
Down down down
Into my mind, saying 'tell ...

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over 4 years ago

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Gracie (Nigeria) published:

Regrets

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

You look at the couch, the same red couch
On which she snuggled up with you even though you were a douche.
You gasp and tears trickle down your face,
She's no longer there and there's nothing to take her place.
You look at the dimly lit kitchen, the same kitchen
In which she prepared your favourite spicy Chicken.
You wipe the tears once more from your face,
She's no longer there and there's nothing to take her place.


You...

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over 4 years ago

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m1styc0met12 (Australia) published:

A Slice of my Love Life

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

You were once the apple to my eye
When I saw you, I felt like I could fly
You made my day
You lit be up when I was grey
 
Until…
You made a wound in my heart
Like it was pierced by a dart
It took a long time to heal
Or have the same feel
 
No matter how hard I try,
I just couldn’t deny
That I can’t take my eyes
away from you and say...

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over 4 years ago

danielle___ (Australia) published:

Wanderlust

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

It came so suddenly.
It came and it never left.
The urge to leave, to run away and never look back. 
The need to explore and experience coursed through my blood, pumping in my pulse. 
I would visit each place leaving a trail of stardust behind, never looking back. 
The silence, the noise, the water, the sand, the trees, the buildings, I craved it all.
It was like a drug I had never touched but knew I was addicted to. ...

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over 4 years ago

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Feras Darkblood (United States) published:

Dearest Daughter

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Dear Luna,
What to say to you?
What to tell you
about things you'll never know
and places you'll never see?
Wonders you'll never learn
and people you'll never meet.
You were taken too soon.
Too soon for such a beautiful little pup
like you. 
I think of you every day,
little pup.
I miss you more and more each hour,
little pup. 
I wish I could change the past
and bring you back
to me,
little pup. 
But I...

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over 4 years ago

Bailey Emory (United States) published:

No Matter What

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Family will always be there for you
When you need them
When you don't
No Matter What

There is always someone that deeply cares and loves you very much
It could be a friend,family member or a lover
They will always be there for you
No Matter What

If you are to ever need someone 
There will be that one person that will be there
Every single time
No Matter What

There is always going to be a person there ...

over 4 years ago

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caswin1 (United States) published:

Hidden

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Here I hide all alone, clenched tight with fear
in a dark little box, nothing to see
My situation's reasoning is indeed quite queer
A hunter is searching ruthlessly
My hunter is my friend, who I held quite dear
Her betrayal is as difficult as can be
I did not make a sound that she could hear
But my hunter spotted me visually
She looked down at me, her face looked sincere
For now the person who's "It" is me
...

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over 4 years ago

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faith carter (United States) published:

birds.

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

perhaps, I do not want to be the flamingo
proud, primp, pink, posh
perhaps, I'd much rather be an owl
macabre, mysterious, mirth, midnight

but charcoal feathers douse in a swirling pool of crimson and white
and in a silver bath surrounded by swallows
I glimpse a stranger

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over 4 years ago

Lyra.Lyrical (United States) published:

How do you see the World

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

How do you see the the world?
My world is in black and white full of fake smiles.
People walk around with X's on their faces,
So let me ask you again how do you truly see the world.

over 4 years ago

ali (Norway) published:

titan the moon of saturn

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Name: murtaza ghazi
Class:8th
Age:13
                Essay
                             Titan lakes
 
Water is essential source for human life. Scientist are working hard to find a suitable environment like world in the whole solar system. They are basically studying the atmosphere, the environment to see that whether it can support human life or not.
Titan is Saturn's largest moon and the second largest in the solar system. It is the only moon in the solar system with clouds and a dense, planet-like atmosphere. What...

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over 4 years ago

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tay_marie1009 (United States) published:

Life's Puzzle

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Life, some say,
Is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you
Are going to get.  But,
Unlike life,
Most boxes have a list of what
Is in it on the back.
I wanted a list the very first time I babysat,
When she was crying and I couldn’t figure
Out how to help her be happy.
You aren’t always going to have a list on hand,
You will need to figure it out without one.
Life is...

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over 4 years ago

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Luke Quinn (United States) published:

Paths

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

A school of fish,
All packed together.
One fish follows the other,
The same size, the same color.
All conformists.
The one fish that strays from the school,
Will swim in his own pool.

A pack of wolves,
Prowling the forest.
Foraging for food,
Sticking together.
The trees whisper, “conformity,
“Doing the norm(ity).”
The one wolf who strays from the pack,
Will never make it back.
Destined to find happiness her own way,
Free from commands of what to do,...

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over 4 years ago

Cerys Jones (United Kingdom) published:

your kind of Madness

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

I never said I’d lie in wait forever,
I’m coming up only to hold you under,
When you’re lost in the world and wondering what you want.
Tune in to find your empty solitude
Then exit my life through the silent sad room you came into
Regrets collect in my dream catcher of fears
Falling through the gaping holes straight into the gulf of tears.

What if I didn’t see you,
Looking like you were Alice without your wonderland kind...

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over 4 years ago

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Bo (United States) published:

Why My Room Is Always Messy

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

My room is like a minefield, 
Every object a painful memory, 
A reminder of the past. 
When I try to clean it up, 
I notice something that makes me stop. 
I sit down with it, 
And let memories flood into my mind. 
Some make me feel desperately lonely,
And others remind of how happy I was.
But all of them hurt. 
In a wonderful sort of way. 
In my head, I want to look to the future, 
But in my...

over 4 years ago

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nessauniverse (Ireland) published:

Unravel Me - Spoken Word

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

Beware, for it’s in Wonderland you step, faces lit while the conjugation of a thousand words grace your ears, as I take deep, calming breaths...

Pray tell, what do you see in me, as I stand up here and berate you all with thoughts of melancholy and my mind’s downfall. I ask of you, what do you see in me, do you see the years of elation,
a child’s dream come true as I dance in fields of tulips
Emotions...

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over 4 years ago