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Poppy.M (Australia) published:

Winter Sun

PROMPT: Seasonal Similes  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Winter locked up the sun in a worn down wooden box,
trying to plunge the world into darkness.
But what it didn't realise was that the sun found cracks in the box to shine through,
gifting the earth with slivers of light during cold, dark times. 
Winter sun, casting the menacing shadows of skeletal tree limbs on the ground in stark silhouettes. 
Melting the snowflakes that fall sometimes in elegant flurries, and other times in raging blizzards.
Each flake different, ...

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Harlow (United States) published:

Summer Depression

PROMPT: Seasonal Similes  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

This season is like a broken record.
A never-ending loop
of late nights 
and loneliness. 
Of barbecues
and broken hearts. 
Of travels
and tears. 

And, alas,
some enjoy
their summers. 
I’m not some
 

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Lxiong35 (United States) published:

Parched

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

My tongue is dry. 
Unfelt of love or passion, 
Nothing but liars and false pacifiers disguised as ‘truth.’ 
As I feed and feed, I hope to be granted peace and solace, 
For I am made of lust, gluttony, and envy. 
As I lay motionless, borderline deceased, as pronounced  by kin. 
I am stuck in this motion, scorched, gasping for air. 
But I cannot let go of empty truth. 
I shall drown in a river of dark rum and warm vodka  ...

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inslupbanana (United Kingdom) published:

A painting

PROMPT: Seasonal Similes  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

This season is like

The gentle tilt of a window 
propped open in the breeze
of light warmth
and glancing touches

It begins

The golden buzzing
of the eager bee,
and the gentle swaying
of healthy green

It continues

Scorching heat
on bowed shoulders
cracked fingers
in soft mud

it ends

Summer is like
the careful step 
from one world
to the next


 

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inslupbanana (United Kingdom) published:

A painting

PROMPT: Seasonal Similes  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

This season is like
the gentle tilt of a window 
propped open in the breeze
of light warmth
and glancing touches

It begins

The golden buzzing
of the eager bee,
and the gentle swaying
of healthy green

It continues

Scorching heat
on bowed shoulders
cracked fingers
in soft mud

it ends

Summer is like
the careful step 
from one world
to the next


 

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WriteCodeSleep (Canada) published:

The Change of Seasons

PROMPT: Season-a-Changing  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Roses and violets
Along with colourful wild
As seconds go by

When all gets cold
While winter's now mild
It then repeats
 

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2 days ago

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Flowing Ink (United States) published:

Crack

PROMPT: Fissure  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

The small hairline cracks on the sun baked earth,
The cracks on the sidewalk that could "break your mother's back'',
The huge canyons and gaping holes that make one stare directly in the abyss,
And that uneven crack in the parking lot that always makes you trip.

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3 days ago

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Ava McB (United States) published:

Dirt Road

PROMPT: Seasonal Similes  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

This season is like a dirt road through the country, 
wide and empty, hard and earthen.
Lined with vast fields of knee high grass 
dappled with flowers pale and deep.
Looking down, you can see
others' footprints stamped in the earth
and they may pass you on your way.

In the quiet 
(more quiet than quiet of passing by)
I think of what I may find 
on this road.
Soon, I know
my legs will grow tired
and I want...

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4 days ago

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Sasha SoLaire (United States) published:

Echoes Of Spring

PROMPT: Season-a-Changing  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

a small tree sprouts up
smothered by winter, now a
wilted soul of spring

 

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5 days ago

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Aaliyah (United States) published:

This Season is Like

PROMPT: Seasonal Similes  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

This season is like

the birds in love on the branch
the smiles that say more about us
and the blinding yellow of the sun

the river that is alive with laughter
the wildflowers play hide-and-seek
and the wind in a game with my hair

the speckled sunlight beneath the canopy
the places we travel to
the people our hearts fall in love with
and our minds in an eternal place.
 

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5 days ago

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kdxt4life (Australia) published:

Washed-Up

PROMPT: Plastic Ekphrastic  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

To breath, I lived above the seas,
To survive, I was trapped in a toxic reverie.
My children, will never understand the peace beneath
Your plastic covering atop our homes.
Your pieces come unknowingly,
And have filled me to my desperate pleas:

"Oh, save my home, my planet,
And please save this world, in which we share!"

Yet you don't hear my desperate pleas,
Instead you'll eventually find my washed-up body,
Filled with the unneeded exotics
From your world. 

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7 days ago

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Nepeta_Cataria22 (United States) published:

I Sink

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

I sink beneath my own thoughts.
Drowning in the dark.
Pain in a net in which I am caught,
And on my heart it's left its mark.

I sink beneath the waves,
Unable to catch a breath.
My ambition slowly caves,
And I just accept my death.

I sink through the deep,
Unaware of my clouded sights.
I don't feel as if I'm asleep,
But all I see are those lights.

And then I feel a hand grab mine,
And...

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8 days ago

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Katie Jezard (United Kingdom) published:

When you

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

When you knock me down,
When you make me frown.

I rise.

When you say I'm dumb,
When you call me scum.

I rise.

When you say I can't do this,
When you call the quits.

I rise.

When you make fun of me,
Because I can't "see".

I rise.

When you say it's unfair,
When you shout and swear.

I rise.

When you make me feel like an idiot,
When you call me hideous.

I rise.

When I struggle...

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9 days ago

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Red_Rose_Blooming (Australia) published:

Crepuscular

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Come Night, and spread your splendor on the land,
A cloak of dappled jewels that blink and fade,
Oh, you who grasps the wings of peace in hand,
Breathe sweet zephyr of dreams to those betrayed.
 
And many slumber in your lulling stay,
Blind to the beauty of your silent fall, 
Perchance a wayfarer had lost his way,
Shall stare with wondrous eyes around this all.
 
Yet all your charm shall once again be gone,
Our flaxen moon’s...

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10 days ago

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Heartstrings (United States) published:

Rise

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Let the fire around me fly
Consuming the darkest nights
And I shall rise

Let my mind
Kill the verbal knife 
And I shall rise

Let the gun in my mouth
Be cut out
And I shall rise

Let the world fall down
And suffocate us all
And I shall rise 

Let society 
Kill my spirit
And I shall rise

I shall Rise

And I will rise


 

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10 days ago

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--RosieOnTheRun (from reality)-- (United Kingdom) published:

rise from the night

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

sharp dark night knife
mocking stares cold cut
shaking fingers fist flinch
empty soul heart hurts
close eyes small sigh

i rise
i rise

I rise.

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11 days ago

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she_writes (United States) published:

Night Tendrils

PROMPT: Nameless  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Is there a word
For the moment when you look up at the sky and all you can see is stars
Inky black tendrils of night embrace you in their depths
Shining stars wink at you, love you with their gaze

Is there a word
For the moment when you breathe in the crisp air and know
That you are a part of the sky?
That you are seen by this expanse of twinkles far above?

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Lottie McCallum (United Kingdom) published:

Nasty

PROMPT: Plastic Ekphrastic  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

My broad, lumpy back skimmed the surface of the brown ocean,
Destroyed by the outside world,
I heard them talk about how some people go to a bad place when they die,
A place full of screams and burning and never-ending pain,
A place of torture and anguish,
A place with horrible demons with barbed wire tails,
They described my home.

It never used to be this way,
I never used to be this way,
The beautiful reefs were an...

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Lottie McCallum (United Kingdom) published:

Words

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

They beat me down,
Words bruising my limbs,
Sentences slapping my cheeks,
Violent voices shoving me to the floor.

Though my scars aren't visible,
Though blood does not pour from my leg,
Tears pour out of my eyes,
Welling up in my iris,
Flowing out like a full bath.

But.

I rise,
I rise like a majestic phoenix from the ashes,
I rise like the Sun on a frosty Winter's morning,
I rise from the lowest low,
I rise from...

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12 days ago

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Indiana Mesecke (Australia) published:

RISE

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Ready to fail, willing to fall
Into the depths, what shall I do?
Seeing faint hope, I reached up high
Endless light, I started to rise.

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12 days ago

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Star Dust (United States) published:

Come up with one

PROMPT: Plastic Ekphrastic  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

I float , I don't need air , farther and farther away from the sky and she looked into the air but blew it away
Dots float around like jellyfish and connect like electric eels but they are not and they never were , they hide and they deceive and they trick the fish in the sea
And I wonder if I ever will or if i ever will be free

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12 days ago

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littlenightmares332 (Australia) published:

With A Mother's Love I Rise

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

From the nightmarish void to the comfort of her arms
I rise
To the sheltered reigns of my own mother's love
I rise
From a boundless fight on a starless night
And teary eyes from my sockets they pry
I rise
I rise 
I rise.


 

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12 days ago

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Star Dust (United States) published:

Hummingbirds

PROMPT: Rise  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

My mind is switching in so many directions , the lying meaning of my own words clouds and decepts the depriving soul above
Above and beyond, to far too reach like a balloon flying away
Discipline trains elephants how to fly and witches to deceive 
It teaches death how to ride and birds how to sing
It beats and it forgives , it's  cruel and our one desire 
For to be kind to ones self is the wickedness notion one...

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12 days ago

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Ellbell12 (Australia) published:

Mending cracks

PROMPT: Fissure  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

A long lost mother,
information mends my heart,
the edges still frayed.
painful nights knowing,
the mother I never had,
Is out there somewhere.
 

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Majestically Awkward Manatee (United States) published:

she's broken

PROMPT: Fissure  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

she's broken

dead inside

split in half like a rock that has cracked

darkness has taken over her heart

she's lost

in a world full of lies

each step she takes 

gets her closer to the end

she's broken







 

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