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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

Is there anything I can revise or improve? Please let me know, I really appreciate it! Also, if you'd like a review back, feel free to comment a piece and I'll be happy to help! ヾ(^▽^*)

the taste of regret

November 2, 2020


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 a poisoned atmosphere
acid tears dripping, scarring
a CO2-choked sea, with corals
blanched, their vibrant souls stolen
of disappearing creatures and forgotten bones


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 

Version 2 - unnecessary first stanza deleted!

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  • seaomelette

    Ahh, thank you!! I'll definitely write a review for you back, any piece in particular you'd like feedback on? :3

    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    review on its way ;)

    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    wAIT YOU CONSIDER YOURELF A HELPLESS OCTOPUS WHEN IT COMES TO POETRY???!!! okay first of all that is hilarious, thank you for the laughs. secondly, NO >:( This is literally SO GOOD!! I think im gonna review it, let's see if I have time before school... yeah, I'll review it :)
    Wow, yeah, this is stunning. Sorry for kinda shouting at you... i got excited ;)
    Hope your day is going well! :P

    3 months ago