Anne Blackwood

United States

16
Christian
Theatre kid
Singer (soprano)
Poet
Twin (fraternal)
Spoonie
Disfusive
Highly Sensitive Person
Living oxymoron
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

Message to Readers

Haha, I just realized I was probably subconsciously inspired by the Lunar Chronicles in this piece (I'm currently 230 pages into Cress).

Empathy In Unforeseen Dress

June 9, 2020

FREE WRITING

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Fangs and fur and fight.
Stay back!
Enmity digs his claws into the earth.
Do not place this beast into a corner;
Your vile stares will be met with hostility.
He burns grudges in those eyes.

But look!
Peer closer into that unnerving gaze.
Is it rage you see or is it more akin to fear?
You have seen his strength and heard his roar,
Yet you never attempted to feel his pain.

His soul is your brother.
Can't you try to understand?
His world sometimes falls apart,
You have felt that same dread before.
Have compassion for this sheep in wolf's clothing,
Stand by him, and this time, stay.
My only plan for this piece was to write about a sheep in wolf's clothing.

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12 Comments
  • joella

    reply: tyy!! all three of us will head out ;)
    also, this piece is beautiful.


    6 months ago
  • Emi

    Replying: aw, thanks so much! (say thanks to your brother too for me).


    6 months ago
  • Emi

    I love how this reads; it's so beautiful and poetic! I hope you love the Lunar Chronicles! They're so great!
    Replying: Thanks also for your comment on my piece "Snakes and Scoundrels". I actually didn't think anybody would read it because there aren't many family-oriented pieces on here. Really made my day!


    6 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Gorgeous. Absolutely amazing, beautiful and goergeous. Love the message and every... single... aspect of the writing. Wow. Not trying to do a plug for myself or anything, but this just really made me think of a part of my poem, “All the things I never said”: “you do not see a criminal, but an innocent soul more broken than this world than your own”. I know that’s a bit random but they just both have similar themes, although yours is WAY better. Anyway, this is beautiful and thanks for all of your amazing writing. You are an inspiration!


    6 months ago
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    I'm loving the tone of this- very Shakespearean and powerful! The short phrases packed a lot more punch than I might've expected. It's a really good piece!


    6 months ago
  • black_and_red_ink

    What an interesting and creative piece. great job!


    6 months ago
  • elliem

    Reply: ahaha thank you so much! Your comment was so sweet and it made my day <3


    6 months ago
  • elliem

    Hi Anne! Results for my Q&A are now out!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169872/version/341016
    Thank you so much for the questions and support! <3


    6 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    The metaphors *jaw drops*


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    replying: no problems! i’ve reread this piece more times than healthy...hehe ^O^


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Oh wow! This is great!


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    geez, this is AWESOME. it’s so regal? so fancy and just...wow. wow, just wow. the idea of the sheep in wolf’s clothing is something that i ABSOLUTELY ADORE. “ His world sometimes falls apart, / You have felt that same dread before / Have compassion for this sheep in wolf's clothing / Stand by him, and this time, stay.” geez, that’s amazing. it really hits close to home. this is amazing, amazing, amazing. *spams the living heck out of the like button*


    6 months ago