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efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

a broken crown is still a crown

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

what am i the queen of. /
tattered baby blankets and / disney princess pink. /
books scattered like discarded dreams /
in a home that never felt like home. /
tear the paint from butterfly-stained walls /
and find the secrets that riddle me like bullet holes. /
because I have skeletons in my closet; / they hang like shedded skins. /
and fairy lights can’t wreathe a broken mirror when there's nothing left to see.

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about 21 hours ago

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miherseed (Philippines)() published:

11:25 on the 19

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

The ghost of a saint
Looms from the backroom
Of a sinner's mind
Holding a knife from behind

The sinner looks
At the mirror of speaking curses
Traces the invisible frame
Knows he has himself to blame

His stomach howls in distress
Then the bastard silences it
With a dastardly squeeze
He hears a laugh, a fictional breeze

The face of a woman
Cracking behind an agonized scream
He remembers, vividly, the event
Like a nightmare that would not relent
...

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1 day ago

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efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

to those who lie in slivered sulfur

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

i.
i watch 
a kaleidoscope 
of fish gliding through chlorine-tinted water
scales glinting like stolen gold and
seafoam rainbows. but
when i stretch out a hand, fingers
splayed with longing,
i only touch glass, cold and unforgiving.
    why do they look so sad?
i wonder,
but my voice is eaten by the sounds
of children laughing and screaming
at the writhing suns we have
trapped in artificial homes.

ii.
i watch
sand-stamped footprints slide into the water,
dragged...

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2 days ago

1

Farzeen Rashid (Canada)() published:

The Lesson

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Life can be the sunshine.
In the crystal blue heavens,
Souring, kaleidoscopic, feathered creatures.
Along youthful, grimy, joyous sparrows, Perched upon sacred hallow timbers, 
And the haunting melody of the shallow, brilliantly blue stream of eternity. 
The cascade of jubilation,
Where imagination is infinite,
And tremulous but grateful smiles spread affection.

Or life can be the rainstorm,
The wretched overcast days are bleak, dry, and colourless. 
Billowy thunderclouds erupt of a helpless tsunami of tears,
Caressing against your skin,
Delicate...

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3 days ago

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efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

always medium, never small

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

round face girl. bitten lips broken heart
girl. cloud hair
thunder shadows girl.
flat palms circle-finger wrist
girl. shattered mirror lightning screams
ugly girl.

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3 days ago

1

Whateverthismightbe (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Home away from Home

PROMPT: On Belonging  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Feeling of sinking sand, 
the crashing of waves
and salty air. 

A home away from honem 
the same chocolate doughnuts 
and shark-tooth necklace booths, 
The same gardens 
and the same arcades 

As if time had frozen still 
and nothing had changed 

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3 days ago

1

kitkatfanning (United States of America)() published:

Possibility

PROMPT: Inquiry Poem  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

To say I love you without words 
is the heaviest task mankind must bear.
Yet, we approach willing, and able.
To paint a picture without color
is unthought of, unheard of, but still done.
To grow a garden without seeds 
is fruitless, empty, and somehow, still bountiful.
To make a home without a family 
is lonely, quiet, but still beautiful.
To do without and still accomplish 
is an impossbility of the body, yet the mind still wanders on.

My mind,...

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3 days ago

1

Farzeen Rashid (Canada)() published:

Unique

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

She was the flower,
In the garden of weeds.

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4 days ago

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aditi (United States of America)() published:

Oblivion

PROMPT: X-Rays  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Words can be the hand that rips the mask of oblivion to your eyes, and allows you to see a whole new world. They are like the cobblestone bridge that links reality to a world of epic proportions. They are like the gasoline to the flame of imagination. And words are the sword that I wield. 

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4 days ago

1

Ellie! (United States of America)() published:

In The City Of Contradictions

PROMPT: “Landmarks and Geography”  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

In the City of Revolution,
You knew all of their names
They'd felt the sweat and blood
That went into 
This city.

In the City of the Union,
You never forgot how much it meant
To be as one
It was their words and deeds
That went into
This city.

In the City of Preparedness,
You learned to be ready
The worst was coming
It would be faced with pride
The same bravery
That went into
This city.

In the...

4 days ago

7

efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

blue-blood blossoms

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

break the flowered ceiling
until blossoms burst forth
like bleeding hearts, all twisted
vines and thorn-choked spines.

honey-soaked petals drip sorrow
like it is nectar, the very ichor
in your blue-blood veins.

watch me as i bleed,
crimson staining concrete more 
than cold-china hands and skin.

if you are clay, i am porcelain,
shattered beneath the warm touch
of the fingers that made me whole.
 

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4 days ago

Dmoral13 (United States of America)() published:

life: a game of scattergories.

PROMPT: On Belonging  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths


socks on cold concrete,
noise of soft rain,
oversized hoodies,
things that aren't quite mine.

preorganized days left undone,
to do bullets never crossed off,
calender litters the floor,
endless chores.

soul denting lyrics,
candor in fictional things,
songs one can't help but sing,
band-aids falling off.

fresh baked taquitos,
siblings screaming needless things,
new house meant to be home,
books spilling off shelves.
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4 days ago

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efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

lose me in the in-between

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

hills skim past the chain-link fence like
thunder, rolling waves 
of grass and green and
trees, spindly branches
stretched toward soft gray sky.

but the train can't outrun my thoughts, 
and i don't want to go home. 
i want to stay in this in-between,
where time slows like molasses
before slipping through my fingers like sugar,
sweet until it's gone and i'm left
with the echo of a person sitting next to me.

maybe if i sit here long enough, ...

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6 days ago

hiraeth.vellichor (United States of America)() published:

home

PROMPT: The Light Gets In  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

the light dances through the window, past the sheer curtains, onto my face to awaken me and tell me that this is home. -m.s.r.

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6 days ago

4

Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Wandering Hearts

PROMPT: On Belonging  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Days hidden in my room
Companion of books and studying
Writing with furious hands
A story, a flash,
Desire for adventure overpowering
Disgust for the mundane
Staring out the window wondering where is life
Looking at blue skies
Asking for a quest
A destiny
A danger and excitement

Maybe someday, the sea
The ship to sail
Rigging to climb
A cry of jubilance as I see the horizon

Perhaps the war to be fought
The battle to be won or...

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7 days ago

amelie_05_ll (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Alone.

PROMPT: Whom We Carry  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

I carry the weight of the air
with its molecules of life and death
A healer and a killer
Risked by anyone who takes a breath

I carry the thoughts in my head 
like words ripped out of a dictionary
They fly about in circles
In a constant effort to injure me 

I carry the people I see
Their feelings all intertwined with mine 
I share their guilt, their loneliness 
And I feel them when they cry

I carry the...

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7 days ago

10

Anha (Australia)() published:

and she was

PROMPT: Paradoxical Phrasing  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

by nature, she was a cacophonous symphony,
adults groaning at her chatter
while children questioned her silence.
spinning 'round and 'round, yet perfectly still,
she wove the world around her,
thin as spider-silk,
protective as a cage.

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9 days ago

9

efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

call me a cake, i dare you

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

drizzle me in honey and
dust me in sugar until my skin is powdered white,
flushed with strawberry cheeks and fondant lips 
to hide the plain vanilla beneath. but
i will never be your darling, i will
never sit here like a cake ready to be eaten,
ready to let my words be swallowed down
like they are just a dessert,
just the pretty-looking afterthought.

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9 days ago

1

HeyThereRose (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

homeless

PROMPT: On Belonging  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

i cant find
where i belong
i guess that is
the problem
- lost

a person is
a fragile fickle home
in which to keep
your soul
- feelings

i pour my soul into too many people
and they pour darkness into me
lost myself
lost the light
- feelings

the sea was once my home
a refuge from the night
now i only wish to drown
i beg- embrace me now
- growing up

maybe once i had a place ...

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9 days ago

1

Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Tu Amor

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Tu amor es suficiente
Tu amor es perfecto
Tu amor es más poderoso que el mio puede ser
Tu amor es suficiente

Your love is enough
Your love is perfect
Your love is more powerful than mine could be
Your love is enough

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10 days ago

1

Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Lewisan

PROMPT: Adjective Status  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Lewisan |'lu-wis-an|

adjective
    
    a style of writing characterized by children traveling into another world, typically fantasy, and usually with an analogy     concerning the real world.

origin
    Modern English, from the author C.S. Lewis, who was known for his analogical children's novels, The Chronicles of Narniain which the protagonists are children who travel into another world via a wardrobe and other means.
    
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10 days ago

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Dawn of Hope

PROMPT: The Light Gets In  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Night never wins; the sun always rises.

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10 days ago

4

she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() published:

this guilt is still better than melancholy (2)

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths


i broke my new year’s resolution.
at this rate i will be twenty-six years old
by the time i can see the year 
all the way through
without seeing my face 
in the water
at night. 
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11 days ago

1

Gianna Urrego (United States of America)() published:

Lost and Found

PROMPT: The Light Gets In  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

I was lost in this gloomy world, the I saw His light.

11 days ago

4

Farzeen Rashid (Canada)() published:

Society Is Dying

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Society is dying.

Frantically chasing trends.
Western beauty codes,
A seclusive chaos.
No diversification.

Initiating an identical demeanour,
Endeavouring to embrace imitation.

Artificial beauty.
Milky skin,
Sapphire eyes,
Slender physique,
And blind followers.

How can a counterfeit being,
Inhabit authentic beauty?

This is society.

We learn to accept the clone,
Yet reject the exclusive.

The manufactured beauty,
And the forged duplicates,   
Cloak conspicuous insecurities,
This judgemental society permitted us.

We yearn to fit in.

Some are fortunate.
Masked replicas, ...

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12 days ago