Anne Blackwood

United States

16
Christian
Poet
Singer
Theatre kid
Twin
Disabled (chronically ill)
Suspected autistic
ADHD
Highly Sensitive Person
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

Message to Readers

Update (1/28/2021): This got a silver key in the Scholastics competition!!! Thank you so much to everyone who's ever interacted with me on this site. It sounds cheesy, but I literally would not be where I am without you all. And a huge shoutout to my best friend The Campbell's Kid. He never gave up on me, he made me join this site, and also HE WON TWO GOLD KEYS AND A SILVER KEY! As your mother, I tell all of you to shower him with love right now.

Reviewed by Future Pseudonym
Reviewed by rwong

The Art of Capture (big news in message board!)

January 28, 2021

FREE WRITING

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I write poetry greedily,
snatching at words to describe thoughts to describe feelings to describe me.
Hope and despair collapse in a pile of letters, confusion,
and memories of reckless dreams.

I read old work hungrily,
picking up each timestamp with a wildly beating heart, removing the cobwebs and tearstains.
Suddenly they are no longer the next best thing,
they are merely remembered.

I live life desperately,
turning pictures into movies and slowing down each moment to replay in the darkness.
My heart overcomes its secrecy and plants a garden so bright,
the sun leans down and smiles.
I've moved on to other Sarah Kay poems, but this title is from "Sarah Kay, Poetess/Storyteller | TEDxEast".

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16 Comments
  • FantasyOtter12

    Re: I never saw this, but yea id probably say i enjoyed alloy. happy writing :)


    6 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    Almost forgot *facepalms*, CONGRATULATIONS! <3


    8 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    This is so beautiful Anne! Your poetry is so powerful!
    "I write poetry greedily," - This is such a strong opening. <3
    "Suddenly they are no longer the next best thing,
    they are merely remembered." - The idea in these lines are so lovely and profound!
    "turning pictures into movies and slowing down each moment to replay in the darkness. " - I think this is my favourite line. Just wow! I'm dumbfounded.
    It's so unfair that I can only like this once. It deserves allllll the likes! <3


    8 months ago
  • In Which Yaya Writes

    Wow, this is amazing! Congratulations! I don't know what a silver key is but it sounds great! I love the beginning of each of the three stanzas. (I think that is what it's called.) Also, I've never heard of Sarah Kay. Is she a poet?
    Replying: Your advice on my book review was super helpful, thank you!


    8 months ago
  • The Coy-Fish

    This a great piece!


    8 months ago
  • tanvinagar

    Wow! I liked this a lot. Do consider checking out some of my work too! I would love to hear from you!!! Thank you in advance.


    8 months ago
  • almost flora kane

    re: haha don't worry, i mainly wrote it just to work through my wonderings of future romance and decided to post it here.


    8 months ago
  • beth r.

    congrats! this is gorgeously relatable
    re: aw thank you :)


    8 months ago
  • Zirong

    This is amazing! Congrats!


    8 months ago
  • remi'sgotinkstains

    "snatching at words to describe thoughts to describe feelings to describe me"
    this feels like what all writers try to do


    8 months ago
  • one hundred forty-seven

    Wow! Congratulations! You did a great job on this piece!


    8 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Congratulation!!! that's amazing<3 I'm so so happy for you!!!!


    8 months ago
  • rwong

    CONGRATS!!!!! THIS WAS REALLY WELL DESERVED <3 <3


    8 months ago
  • _Delphiruns2theocean_

    I saw the message board announcement, CONGRATS!!!! You deserve it!!! <3


    8 months ago
  • almost flora kane

    wow you totally earned the prize! so cool to hear, and such a great (relatable) piece.


    8 months ago
  • nopenopenope

    YES ANNE I'M SO PROUD OF YOU.


    8 months ago