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Kayla Vanderpool (United States of America) published:

The Bluebird's Song

PROMPT: Hiker's Haiku  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

The bluebird’s sweet song -
sonorous notes mimic dreams - 
mocks the blackened crow.


 

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about 22 hours ago

Autumn.B.Coleman (United States of America) published:

Lemon Sheets

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Under lemon sheets,
dreams were born.
In cozy cute blankets
I allow my heart to beat
and thoughts become clouds overhead,
beckoning a sun-filled future.

Under lemon sheets,
nightmares were raised.
Beneath scattered moonlight,
my brain tends to overthink
and thoughts become clouds overhead,
threatening its downpour.

An ode to sleep:
I'm familiar with my windows cracked pane.
my lost nights
searching for myself in the stars
are remembered there.

Under lemon sheets,
growing pains of the mind resume.
the...

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1 day ago

luluwrites111 (United States of America) published:

black out poetry (my favorite kind)

PROMPT: Black Out Poem  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

synonymous with roasting, fire-forged dinners. (david yaffe-bellany)

girls and daughters, find your path, release. (following up frozen with melancholy and a power ballad)

soaring of the dawn, and strawberry flavored lives. (nancy coleman, donald g. mcneil jr.)

raining fire, raining burns, watch out. (michael cabanatuan)

female waters, graying oceans, a rain anchor. (nanette asimov)

a white porcelain jar, elegant and traditional
a view from the living room.
hidden beauty in humble display cases,
"beauty" for viewers. (susan delson)

florentine feast ...

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1 day ago

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JakeFrommStateFarm (United States of America) published:

En el Ciudad de Contradicciónes | In the City of Contradictions

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

En el Ciudad de Contradicciónes,
No hay verdad.
Sólo hay las cosas
Que son verdad para tí.

No hay una estación de policía.
No hay leyes.
Sólo hay el momento
En el Ciudad del Defectos.

Hay odio,
Hay ira,
Hay delincuencía,
Hay asesinato.

Hay depresión
Hay drogas.
Hay malc.
Hay matones.

Hay nada allí
Que tú puedes reparo o arreglar
Tomas mí palabra y mantenerse alejado
de esa ciudad abandonada por Dios, mi amigo.

____________________________________________

In the City of...

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2 days ago

blueberri3s (United States of America) published:

Автор и Читатель || The Author and Reader

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

RUS/РУС:
Тебе нравится серебро
Мне нравится золото
Ты ешь паслён
Я пью он
В выходе
Ты запрёшь дверь
В входе 
Я войду
Мы танцеваем 
Я - тупая
Ты - умный
Я читаю
Ты писать 
Когда я жгу
Ты - тёплый

ENG/АНГ:
You like silver
I like gold
You eat the nightshade
I drink it
At the exit,
You lock the door
At the entrance,
I enter
We dance
I am stupid
You are smart
I read
You write
When I...

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3 days ago

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JakeFrommStateFarm (United States of America) published:

En el Ciudad de Contradicciónes | In the City of Contradictions

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

En el Ciudad de Contradicciónes,
No hay verdad.
Hay solo las cosas
Que es verdad a tú.

No hay una estación de policía.
No hay leyes.
Hay solo el momento
En el Ciudad del Defectos.

Hay odio.
Hay ira.
Hay delincuencía.
Hay asesinato.

Hay depresión
Hay drogas.
Hay malvado.
Hay maltónes.

Hay nada allí
Que tú puedes reparo o arreglar
Tomas mí palabra y no te acerques
Que ciudad que es olvide por Dios mí amigo.

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In the City of...

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3 days ago

kitkatfanning (United States of America) published:

It's Just a Little too Loud

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Ice shakes in a cup
Keys jingle across the room
Papers flip constantly 
Whispers fill the air

Footsteps pat along the floor
A pencil falls from the desk 
Keyboards tap to the left 
Old Wrappers crinkle from behind

A highschool class
Bio, maybe,
Has just finished a test 
And though this time is fairly quiet 
It's louder than the rest 


 

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3 days ago

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Quille (United States of America) published:

Morte Belle

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

French: Morte Belle (Beautiful Death)

Morte belle, étoile d'obscurité,
J'aime vous.
Comme l'oiseaux leur cage
Comme la dame sa chute
Et la fleur es l'hiver nuit
J'aime vous.

<<Mais, non oiseau n'aimes pas leur cage.>>

Translation:
Beautiful death, star of darkness,
I love you.
Like the birds their cage
Like the lady her fall
And the flower its winter night
I love you.

"But, no bird loves its cage."



 
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3 days ago

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wannabe writer (Australia) published:

#quickrhymes2

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Depression is an ocean
that’s what i’ve been told,
that this dull emotion
is nothing but the cold

happiness is the hunger
that overtakes self-control,
especially when you’re younger
suddenly everything’s about your soul

love is a poison
that i can understand,
for the love i had already chosen
decided that it was banned

so what left am i yet to ponder?
what left is there to feel?
i am still yet to wander—
what’s up with this big deal?


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3 days ago

Farzeen Rashid (Canada) published:

Anonymous Grief

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

A lonesome girl,
Cursed by life.
Her eyes veil mysteries,
And she maliciously grips a knife.
 
Her aggression in the form of a knife,
Lay by her at the hush of night.
The gruesome darkness at witching hour,
Casts a spell of overdosing devour.
 
A swamp of her own apprehensive emotions,
Like a wordlessly wild, deserted ocean.
The cascade of satisfaction under every breath.
While viciously planning a sudden death.
 
They spat at her face and told...

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5 days ago

JakeFrommStateFarm (United States of America) published:

In the City of Contradictions

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

In the City of Contradictions,
There is no such thing as truth.
There are only the things
That feel right to you.

There is no police station.
There are no laws.
There is only the moment,
In the City of Flaws.

There is hate,
There is anger
There is crime,
There is murder.

There is depression,
There are drugs,
There is evil,
There are thugs.

There is nothing that there
That you can fix or mend,
So take my word...

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5 days ago

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Thea Engzén (Sweden) published:

Today, I'm happy

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Today, I'm happy.
There are so many reasons to be happy right now.

Maybe the biggest one is that I can sit here on my grandmother's porch and watch four generations play football.

Or maybe it's because it's easter and everyone is gathered.

Maybe it doesn't have to be as complicated as why I'm proud of my big brother.

Maybe I'm just happy because the sun is out.


Original language:
Nu är jag lycklig.
Det finns så många anledningar att...

6 days ago

wannabe writer (Australia) published:

lost in yourself (1) #writerswords2

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

She remembered the storm
the swirl of emotions
how she was called everything in the book of wrong
how she was too scared too glance in the mirror
because she didn’t want to see if their words are true
she didn’t want to prove them right
that she didn’t belong here
who would want to think like that?
who would want to be like that?
but that was all she knew
so that’s what she became
the person who everyone...

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6 days ago

Autumn.B.Coleman (United States of America) published:

Pour Toujours

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

"Forever", my love
the promise chiseled onto my heart
wished into my subconscious.

It is "I love you" meets "always"
It is the careful pauses between kisses
It is the prolonged hugs and glances

It is that when I cry, 
when I worry,
you hold me.

no matter the fight,
the fear,
we apologize.

"Forever" means unconditionally.
That is what I've promised you,
my forever.
 

7 days ago

Mark Welson (Philippines) published:

REACTIVE

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

We carry our stigma
Of disease and pain
Countless sufferings,
Eloped with sin and shame

We live on the fringes
Society has built for us
We live in the edge
Because we are adventurous

The ecstacy comes first
Then the pure bliss
With the devil masking
His slow deadly kiss

We feel REACTIVE
To our slow poison
But it can't kill us
Unless if we let it win

Curiosity is a warning sign
Yet we love to be (bi) curious

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8 days ago

Song Sparrow (United States of America) published:

The World to Books

PROMPT: Black Out Poem  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Morning popped like a perfect blend of story and dreams.
New to development, a finer work without conflict to engage.
Initially the idea of life beloved understood telling of revision, more than a book.
My swirls, satisfaction to passion and words,
dictated tales transcribe growing up adventures.
Since away calling by name recognized time.
Poured heart through the story now lost in dark love.
Uplifting prove myself a girl equipped to handle mountain and brook.
Acknowledge now, I tell my...

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9 days ago

Kate Gardner published:

Tamquam Alter Idem

PROMPT: Black Out Poem  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

(I)

These creatures have no value for their time,
like a bird, fluttering in a cage
plucked from the hands of the earth, to merge with the earth.

The condition is inherited from a parent, it is a new mutation,
a chemical imbalance. Eyes, ears, negative. 

No progress.


(II)

The doors of the present are shutting all around
Including a war, which is a series of multiple experiments
inhabited by a cry.

It's the bomb saying here is your father, ...

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9 days ago

Julius Caesar (United States of America) published:

Just Before Falling Asleep

PROMPT: Black Out Poem  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Just before falling asleep
Your trembling hands, are reaching desperately
For a secret lost on the moon
For Something, when you thought there was Nothing
But finding Nothing when you want Something

Just before falling asleep,
Your trembling hands, are reaching desperately,
For a life lost on the Sun
For Silence when there should be Noise
For Noise where the should be Silence

Just before falling asleep,
You realize that 
You don't understand emotions, 
You don't understand anything,
Instead you...

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9 days ago

starryeyeddragon45 (United States of America) published:

Sitting for a Portrait

PROMPT: Black Out Poem  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

How would you like
sitting for a portrait-
this idea
with no idea of the time
just give it a second
and piece by piece.
Still in every picture,
the trick is to whisper
and what happens next is extraordinary.

10 days ago

Penelope W (United States of America) published:

θέληση

PROMPT: Hiker's Haiku  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

A wish buried deep
Once discarded, now reclaimed
Blooms above lost dreams

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10 days ago

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Autumn.B.Coleman (United States of America) published:

Prier à la Lune

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Original:
Look to the stars,
as if they know how to ease your turmoil.
They burn knowing none of humanity,
only of the raw power that is life
and the supernova that is death.

Look, the iridescent haze of my window
then the moon begs to tell me something,
yet I cant reach to hear.
Pray nevertheless to that moon,
"Let me be strong again"

Did she listen?
In her constellation hammock in the sky?
If she didn't, I don't...

11 days ago

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♛DaBolo♛ (United States of America) published:

Sleep Paralysis

PROMPT: Two Tongues  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

The demons spoke to me,
and I layed there,
in hopes that this would end.
The morbid sight was infinite.

Their red eyes glared at me,
their mouths whispered melodies,
yet their mouths stood still,
like ventriloquists,
yet so much darker.

There voices were filled with sorrow and regret.
There minds were full with rage and agony.

I couldn't move,
my life was in idle.
When ever I tried,
I wouldn't budge.

Honestly if I could move,
I wouldn't.
The...

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11 days ago

c.moses11 (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) published:

Tears

PROMPT: Poem as Letter  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

A breath of cologne and a taste of salt on your cheeks
Your warm arms around me tightly
holding me into your warm chest next to the thump.
Thump. Thump. Of your breaking heart. Our breaking hearts,
two synchronized jewels of lust and passion
Held so close together, yet falling so far

apart from everything.
Where have we come? Together but apart
The love in our combined heart 
so strong and devoted, so lost and empty

You breathed in my...

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12 days ago

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Norah (United States of America) published:

holy i/ii

PROMPT: Afterglow  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths


what holy is or means 
traces back on itself obsolete or
tangerine dances off the edge of granite
formica counter top 

it does not sing
it does not kneel in hollow places
it spits on the sidewalk on the way to school
in the cold

what holy is or means
means ouroboros, means lime
in the teeth, throat filled with sewing
floss tight up to the shallow
swallow sound
of two birds kissing after christmas

it waits at the bus...
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12 days ago

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starryeyeddragon45 (United States of America) published:

Little Eyes

PROMPT: Hiker's Haiku  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

Green Leaves Hide Little Eyes
Small Foxes Under Leaves of Shade
Green Leaves Hide Secrets

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13 days ago