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Heyo! I’m Lauren, a high school sophomore who loves reading too many fantasy novel series, listening to music, and eating a probably unhealthy amount of ice cream.

Message to Readers

As a confused poetry octopus, this style definitely isn't my strong point. However, I am looking to improve my poetry writing, so please let me know if there's anything I can revise or improve! It'll help me a lot. :3

the taste of regret

June 29, 2020


regret is a strange, sad feeling that
fills you up with the thought of things you
could have done but 
did not do.

the thought of rain untasted,
falling softly into the dried oasis
arms outstretched to catch the pale drops that
drip past the gaps in your hands,
drop to the ground so

the thought of paradises lost,
choked, destroyed, and ruined,
by massive metal monsters and whining
keening machines
lights whirring ceaselessly,
creatures screaming for their homes that are nothing more than
dust and ashes and smoky fires
dead pyres outstretched beneath the

the thought of battered children trapped
in crumbling buildings,
huddled beside ruins,
scrabbling for the scraps of the future
they were denied.

the thought of hope crushed
underfoot, bruised, and broken
trampled, flailing, desperate
painted black and weeping,
sobbing behind dark curtains,
hidden behind a gray miasma of 
our own creation. 

Here goes another foray into poetry! I'm a total helpless octopus at poetry, but I can at least scrabble my limbs together and try to produce something of note. xD 

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