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tbh, i forgot exactly when i joined - late 2019

Message from Writer

i'm not a poet

"nothing ever ends poetically. it ends and we turn it into poetry." - kait rokowski

current book rec
-laura dean keeps breaking up with me by Mariko Tamaki

current song rec
-rät by Penelope Scott

stay safe, stay cool, kiddos!

love,
your angsty, pretentious alt wtw older sister :)

i once said that my bad poetry were haunted houses; i was wrong; the only one haunted is me

September 14, 2020

FREE WRITING

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i wander in graveyards, hoping someone else will haunt me,
anyone but you.

yet, your ghost is all I find,
buried in between vowels and petty rhymes.

everytime I sit to write,

i find your phantom ready to fight,
to earn it's place among the pages of this journal,
engraved in sheets of paper;
at peace;
eternal.

your spirit has boiled over from my heart to my lungs,
leaving fairy footsteps as it wanders on my tongue;

every little stutter evidence of your ghost,
every phrase of yours I repeat is possession over your host.

there's a shake in my limbs.

as they ache, they sing a hollow hymn,
asking where did you go?
what is this curse I bear, to never find home? 

did you hear that phantom whisper, too?

the ghost that spoke said, "home is not a place, but a person";

you must have,

and took it to heart, too,

as you made of haunted house of mine.
 
Yay for finally writing poetry again after three months of writer's block!

P.s; It's spooky season and you cannot convince me otherwise.

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3 Comments
  • Paisley Blue

    Yessss im so glad you're back! This is such a great poem for the spooky season, as you say. I'm so excited to read more lf your work!


    2 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    Wow, I love thiss!!


    2 months ago
  • Doodleninja

    I'm digging all the spooky vibes and references here, along with the strong verbs to convey that eerie, haunted feeling. Nice poetry! :D


    2 months ago