efflorescence

United States

16 | INFJ | ♀️| massachusetts

[ summer + fall 2019 ] peer ambassador

just a melancholy, existential girl with a penchant for poetry, fairy tales, and magical realism.

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if you see a piece get unpublished, it's probably because I've submitted it to a lit mag, contest, etc! sorry :)

Diverging

June 17, 2019

PROMPT: On Courage

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1. an ode to the unruly
 
here’s to the
ones
who ignore what they’ve been told.
fighting fervor glinting in their eyes,
burning like a flame.
passion
harmonizes with their words as they raise their voices
in protest.
no,
they will be not cowed.
no,
they will not be stopped.
yes,
they will be heard.

2. cheers

Here’s to the ones who ignore what they’ve been told, the ones who take to the streets, storming buildings with clenched fists and raised voices. Here’s to the ones who shout when everyone else is silent, refusing to be cowed until they ignite a movement whose flames lick at every corner of the globe. Here’s to the ones who curl their fingers into fists and raise their voices to shouts in secret, too afraid to be heard or seen. Here’s to the ones who read, write, and love unabashedly, pouring their hearts out in quiet. Here’s to the ones who make a difference.

3. sowing the seeds

Hair disheveled,
Shoelaces untied and dragging on the ground.
No makeup on this face.
Small acts of rebellion
Are the ones that count.

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1 Comment
  • r|A|i|N

    this is lovely


    over 1 year ago