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Blotted Ink with a Broken Quill (United States) published:

a different kind of wonder

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

snowflakes fall through the desert of oak trees,
where a rainbow emerges and ends in the waves upon a clifftop dangling above the stars


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a sigh was heard from somewhere;
it probably came from somewhere too...
it might've been a silent ocean, the chipping of a billiard cue.

or maybe not.

a wind was heard from somewhere
it probably came from somewhere too...
could've been the whispers from a backlit alley, or the helpless cry of falling dew

or maybe...
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write_vt (United States) published:

Untouched Nature

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

standing tall and still
the collective trees
create this green oasis
as the snow seeps into the new earth
ferns unravel themselves from their sleepy state
buds begin to reveal their colored tops
birds let their replenished chirps echo
as this thawed world unfolds
it is left with bare nature
untouched by mankind
 

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New York_dreamer (United States) published:

hourglass (#truestory)

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

To my love, who decided that the sand ran out...

My star, you shone so bright 
in the darkness
Where I got hurt by other shadows.

I knew I had your shoulder to lean on

My hope, how brave and bold we were
Together as one heart
Against the world, this hourglass seeming so full.

I wanted that feeling to last forever

My fear, you became a shadow
Slamming the door in my face
Quietly, softly, without a sound

I...
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about 2 hours ago

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New York_dreamer (United States) published:

Narrative Without People (look at the footnotes!)

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

The Savanah was sleeping, peaceful, quiet, calm,
Then a cry into the silence, stronger, rising song.
Suddenly the sun peeks out, winking, waking warm,
Color kisses grassy plains, yellow and oranges swarm.
A rhino gazes up to hear, curious, wise and old,
Antelope stop feeding too, young, bouncing bold.
Meerkats form up to see, alert, always in line,
A leopard climbs a hilltop, clever, detailed design.
Birds hear the song and follow, steady, taking flight,
Across the screaming falls the went,...

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Julius Caesar (United States) published:

Eden "Narrative Without People"

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

the world is quiet, peaceful, serene, 
free of all pain, anger, hate

a silent breeze sweeps through the trees
minimal movement throughout the environment

greens flourish as the sun filters through the atmosphere
animals thrive roaming wherever they please,

an eden for all living things
was thriving once again


 

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about 3 hours ago

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New York_dreamer (United States) published:

hourglass (#truestory)

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

To my love, who decided that the sand ran out...

My star, you shone so bright 
in the darkness
Where I was hurt

I knew I had your shoulder to lean on

My hope, how brave and bold we were
Together as one heart
Against the world

I wanted that feeling to last forever

My fear, you became a shadow
Slamming the door in my face
Quietly, softly, without a sound

I hoped that it was just a phase

My...
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about 4 hours ago

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Stardude Poetman (United States) published:

Time and tide

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Time is like the ocean.

Seemingly endless, and vast.

And yet so small and limited.

But that isn't why they're so alike.

The simile is hidden between the lines.

Inlaid and ornate with mystery and emotion in every word.

Today, time is like the ocean, intense,
and unforgiving, but it's also like the sun.

Immense, and ready to kill.

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Stardude Poetman (United States) published:

Letters to my old love

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

sometimes,
I'll pretend I'm
sad.

But lately,
that isn't
the case

lately, I've
been feeling
down and angry

lately, I've 
been lost,
trying to see.

and we walk the shores
of the lake towards the cabin,
and I trip and fall, but
you lie down with me.

and as we lay there, the world 
looks different.
the roses smell sweeter.
and the earth has a burnt smell.

and the ground feels rough beneath us.

and then the storm rolls in, ...

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about 4 hours ago

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Norah (United States) published:

Louder

PROMPT: Without Sight  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

don’t worry, don’t worry
the night speaks heavy onto limbs,
wrings out all the water in your lungs
like the dish towel in your mother’s hands

don’t worry, don’t worry
your breathing is quiet here,
here where the earth heaves loud gasps
into the water, the sea

don’t worry, don’t worry
it will protect you here,
lost one, it may be dark
but here you are held 

dish towel, ocean sweat boy
you cannot be found in this 
cacophony of...

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about 17 hours ago

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Norah (United States) published:

Let!

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Walls and mountain passes will remain,
I think, for a long time. 
The wind notwithstanding, I think the best of it
will stick,
not forever,
enough for the water and the dry,
the sand the grit
the weeds between the toes of concrete 
to find them inhospitable:
thumbprint of our disaster, 
hitch in the throat of this planet

blessed among us:
let the walls,
the footsteps, the monuments 
the mud memories, fossilize
let the earth take her own stipend,
but...

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about 20 hours ago

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Dmoral13 (United States) published:

"Narrative Without People”

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

mirrors crack as easy as lips
fires breathe in air

leaves take water in sips
peach fuzz is hair

storms see with only one eye
animals do step on ants

the shining sun can die
winds like to chant

rocks may jump
trees like to dance

sticks can be in a slump
flowers like romance

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about 22 hours ago

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Jaymerod2730 (United States) published:

Narrative Without People

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

The story of an attic
Goes simply like this
An empty picnic basket, abandoned and lost
Strewn upon a mess of letters and photos
An attic
Old and dusty
Filled with only memories
Mannequins in the corner
With outfits never quite finished
Boxes and boxes of laughter and tears
Lit up by the small window nearby
The smell of old coffee and vintage perfume
Permeates the air
Love stories untold
And futures left in the past
An attic of stories

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BurningMidnightOil (United Kingdom) published:

Tempest

PROMPT: "Narrative Without People"  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Trees jerked like jilted,
maimed marionettes.
Rogue leaves were whisked
through the air, epistles.
Rain came down as arrows,
spearing the parched Earth.
The sills echoed with droplets 
being dashed upon the bricks.
Water spilled over the edges 
like an elevated waterfall.
The irascible firmament afire with ozone of lapis lazuli.

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Dmoral13 (United States) published:

To A Once Best Friend

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

to: a once best friend

ever since we drove down
two totally different roads
i cant help but feel uneven
or like i'm constantly on my toes.

you were another part of me
the opposite half of me
a person i'd tell everything to
the person i went crying to.

now we barely talk
never even text
cant make eye contact
and it seems like we just steal each others' air.

i'm just writing to know
how you are
cause...

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Flowing Ink (United States) published:

Dear Universe,

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Thank you for existing.
Too many only invoke your name
When displeased over things that mean nothing
Compared to your expance.
Thanks for reminding me
About how we are all forged from stardust
And that no matter how futile life may seem
There is always more to learn
More to do and see,
And definately more to feel.
I'm glad that I can know 
To appreciate the beauty in everything
The patterns and asymmetry in nature
In humanity
In life.
...

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2 days ago

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AnnaTypeWriter (Peru) published:

Dear Lucifer, Your Broken Angel Calls

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Dear Lucifer,

Despite the burns I find on my finger tips from our last meet,
​my hands don't hesitate to reach for the pen.
​the lines between desire and necessity are blurred
​for I cannot decipher what it is that I want for you,
other than the certainty that it is you whomst I write to.
​perhaps my heart is leading me astray,
​into barren desserts where only the loneliest survive,
​yet I cannot force it to stop bleeding out
​too mesmerized...

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2 days ago

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and-peggy (United States) published:

Leaving

PROMPT: Writing Synapses  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Many of you know what it feels like to move from place to place, but imagine if you had to do that to survive? This prompt encourages you to write a piece (short story, poem, song, anything) where you take inspiration from the idea that the only way to live was to leave home. This can also be an eye-opener for many of you, allowing yourselves to jump into the shoes of real live people. Respect this prompt, because for...

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kdxt4life (Australia) published:

Lines written in the heart

PROMPT: Though changed...  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

From far and wide,
I've seen it all.
These foreign places,
Big or small.
In sight and mind,
These places own
A place in my soul.
Yet none can compare,
To a place, anywhere.
To the place I call home,
In my heart, in my bones
For that place I call home, 
There's no where that compares.

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4 days ago

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Five (Canada) published:

Things I Cannot Bring Myself To Say To A Person I Think Is Beautiful

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Hey.
Lately it feels as if silence is stretching like
Dropped stitches in our knitting projects.

My friend said, talk to you
But I was never good at talking. 

Sometimes I feel as if I'm being unraveled
String by string
Do you hear me when I speak?

What I'm trying to say is, 
Things feel really weird between us right now
And I'd give anything to go back to your basement
Knit. Be honest. 

I miss feeling safe.
You are...

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4 days ago

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Josie Maberry (United States) published:

Our Bed of Roses

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

I know everyone wants the perfect love 
I know everyone wants a fairy tale romance
but let’s be honest... we’re both broken 
and I stopped being a princess a long time ago 

so our castle on the hill is an old beat up pick up truck
and our happily ever after will probably end in handcuffs 
our date night can only happen when everyone else is asleep
and consist of strong drinks and 6 am drug tests

We are McDonald’s...

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weirdo (United States) published:

wishes

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

dear dad,

remember the dandelion wishes we released 
into the sky on sweet summer days?
you always said “don’t tell me your wish.
wishes are mysterious things. say it aloud and it will cease to exist.”
i find that strange 
so many things exist because people said them
our words are powerful things
don’t worry though, dad
i kept my wish in the depths of my mind
as you told me to all those years ago
but i suppose it...

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5 days ago

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felix b (United States) published:

Do you Ever?

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Do you ever think about me?
After we touched our fingers to the sky one more time,
and settled for laughs and small talk,
Do you ever miss our long nights,
of secrets told until dawn,
of sharing spirits,
of sharing one
connected,
intertwined mind

Do you ever look at me,
And think, Wow, I don't know him anymore,
Because I do,
Strange,
that I could know your pains 
your sorrows
what made you, you,
and now,
a blank state ...

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5 days ago

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felix b (United States) published:

Do you Ever?

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Do you ever think about me?
After we touched our fingers to the sky one more time,
and settled for laughs and small talk,
Do you ever miss our long nights,
of secrets told until dawn,
of sharing spirits,
of sharing one
connected,
intertwined mind

Do you ever look at me,
And think, Wow, I don't know him anymore,
Because I do,
Strange,
that I could know your pains 
your sorrows
what made you, you,
and now,
a blank state ...

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5 days ago

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anlin (United States) published:

Penny (Penelope)

PROMPT: Writing Synapses  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Prompt: Use line breaks to help guide your poem and describe it more. Allow them to take the form of your words. 

I sewed patches 
                                                         onto my skin 
to tie up                                            the loose ends that had frayed 
over time

Most of them were felicitous antiques

                                                         An  embroidered butterfly  ...

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6 days ago

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Dmoral13 (United States) published:

Clear Rejection

PROMPT: Writing Synapses  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

At one point in everyone's life, they've faced the heartbreaking moment of being rejected. Whether it's opening a college rejection letter or being rejected by your long-time crush. Regardless of the circumstance or instance, it's a well-known feeling.
For this prompt dear readers, write a poem about rejection, whether it's about a specific time you've been rejected or just a remembrance to the feeling. Perhaps rejection helped you move on, or maybe it destroyed your faith.

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