Anne Blackwood

United States

Theatre kid
Animal lover
The embodiment of blueberry cotton candy
Something of an empath
One of the Three Musketeers

Melancholic, ambiverted, XXFJ, helper, ASE

Joined January 16, 2020

Message from Writer

For everyone who's ever sat on a tree branch and thought for a while

or someone who wanted to

My profile picture is my "personal crest" I designed and commissioned a friend to draw.

#42dreams RESULTS ->

Writing help:
the_enclave ->
Writers of the World ->

"There's something about being nostalgic for something you haven't left yet"
~ A Certain Type of Decisive

If you have anxiety, read these pieces. I wish this was available to me when I had anxiety.
And pray. That's the only reason I am free now.

Home is where I do not know

May 24, 2020


I have scraped together my youth in this trio of towns
There are pieces of me hanging onto each memory
You can find me in the library or my friends' houses
My voice still echoes in each theatre and stage
And a part of me doesn't want to pack up my heart and go

People write about skyscrapers and leaving the bay
Small town blues and outgrowing their childhood
I don't feel like I need to escape from
Lazy sunshine, walnut orchards, swimming for a dollar
But I don't think I want to stay here forever

I am called out of my quiet suburbs with no name
To do something, be something, just not here
My heart is wild but my mind clings to safety
I'm afraid that I'll always come back here
But should I be more worried that I won't?
This is for Crazy's competition


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  • May 24, 2020 - 11:35pm (Now Viewing)

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  • morgn

    I love this so much! It's beautifully written and incredibly relatable.

    about 12 hours ago
  • mia_:)

    Replying: Yah, that totally makes sense. I've been gf since I was 5, so I don't really remember. It must be super hard to switch over now. Hang in there! <3<3<3

    6 days ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Yes I love too my city but it's too small for my dreams.......the piece reminds me of home, even though I'm reading it at home. I'm home sick!

    7 days ago
  • mia_:)

    So beautiful and relatable! You've done it again! "Lazy summers, walnut orchards, swimming for a dollar" is so nostalgic! This is also relatable! I personally live in a bigger city, but it has a really small-town suburb feel. NorCal girls for life! <3 I LOVE THIS PIECE!

    7 days ago
  • cherryn

    Replying: I'd prefer if you use something that is new, but I'm open to submissions that have already been written.

    7 days ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Heart touching x3 Beautiful work!

    7 days ago
  • Samina

    I loved the beauty of the piece."People write about skyscrapers and leaving the bay
    Small town blues and outgrowing their childhood" these are my favorite lines... Keep it up. :-)

    7 days ago
  • Happy butterfly

    Omg I just read this again. It's so so so so beautiful and how you've written it is just perfection. My complements cannot do it justice.

    8 days ago
  • Happy butterfly

    Ok that's it Anne.Its official,tell your brother we are all triplets now lol. Why do I feel like you are looking inside me from the other side of the world and writing poems about it?why do I feel like we are going through and thinking the same things?
    Lol I've figured it out,WE ARE CLONES!
    But for now I'm your triplet,I have made it official whether you like it or not haha
    Beautiful poem btw !

    8 days ago
  • poetri

    "People write about skyscrapers and leaving the bay"
    Oh I adore this so much :) SO flattered and in awe of the beauty of this piece!!!

    8 days ago
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    "I am called out of my quiet suburbs with no name/To do something, be something, just not here"
    I feel that- what a beautiful an succinct way of putting it? There's something about being nostalgic for something you haven't left yet that's sad but good.

    8 days ago
  • AutumnRain

    Good luck in the competition, this piece is so heartfelt and real. I know what you mean. It’s really about balancing the fear of leaving where you’re comfortable or leaping into the unknown and finding a new home. I’ve been debating this in my own head a lot for the past few weeks... my parents and teachers are talking to me about colleges and I have to decide whether to pick a college closer to home or a college that might take a plane ride or two to get to, it’s difficult. Loved this Anne <3 I’m routing for you in the competition, you’ll smash it!!!! ;D

    8 days ago