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Ruthh

United Kingdom

you know that ancient egyptian embalming technique where they pull out the brain through the nose? that’s what i do with writing. if i were you, i wouldn’t lick my pencils.

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'the world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. the curves of your lips rewrite history.'

16 | english | she/her | enfp | ravenclaw | stark | big nerd

my world is dying

February 12, 2019

FREE WRITING

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the earth, the earth

spinning; my heart
flipping
a pancake stuck on the ceiling
i feel the earth shifting
beneath my feet
see the clouds
whisked like meringue peaks

the earth, the earth

oceans and land
shifting 
jolting that throws my body
blood boiling
waves of trepidation 
splashing onto 
idle sand that burns

the earth, the earth

is crying
shoulders shaking
ash clouds in the sky
crawling into my lungs
stopping the engines
birds yelling as they burst from the trees

my earth, my earth
my world, my world


i'm trying to help
but it hurts so much
i'd wait a thousand years
just to see you smile again
but my words cannot conjure that on your lips
i'm trying
to help
but it's not working
drowning. 
metaphor for when a loved one is struggling and you're finding it difficult to help them <3

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4 Comments
  • asteria

    i love the formatting of this poem! and really, this hits home. i love your poetry


    7 months ago
  • Ruthh

    Thank you for your comment!! And yesssss I love a bit of Neil and dps omgggg


    7 months ago
  • .audrey michelle.

    and is that niel from dead poets society i see in ur profile pic??????


    7 months ago
  • .audrey michelle.

    this was absolutely beautiful! i loved the way u wrote it :D


    7 months ago