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Katie Fullerton published:

The Shadow

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

Your stalker:
a transcending presence
traces each step, paving your trail
he camouflages in the lingering darkness that follows you
consumes you
defines you,
you

Your figure:
precisely defined by the obscurity of your forged delectation
is heightened by the shadows cast
the cast that accentuates your imperfections
your indignity
your desolation,
you

Your self:
the antithesis of your shadow
the lightness
faded
disregarded,
shadowed


 

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Cíaralo321 (Ireland) published:

A Captivating Sight

PROMPT: The Peace of Wild Things  | GROUP: In This Together

Wow, what a night,
Beautiful indeed,
A captivating sight,
The joy of being freed.

Stars unimaginably bright,
The moon as white as snow,
Each a comforting light,
I admire, as I sit below.

As I gaze at the sky,
I let out a cough,
On my back I lie,
As I begin to drift off.

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4 days ago

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Summerfox (New Zealand) published:

Sanctuary - my room

PROMPT: At Home  | GROUP: In This Together

At home. In my own room. I don’t need to pretend, to be all those that I’m not. I don’t have to be happy, or be the cheerful one. I don’t have to bring light to the world, i can be the darkness without guilt.
Lock the door for me. Put on some musics as well. The voice of Merethe Solvdt soothes me, and all those unhappy moments are resolved, locked outside the thin walls of my room, and out...

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8 days ago

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Summerfox (New Zealand) published:

Sanctuary - my room

PROMPT: At Home  | GROUP: In This Together

At home. In my own room. I don’t need to pretend, to be all those that I’m not. I don’t have to be happy, or be the cheerful one. I don’t have to bring light to the world, i can be the darkness without guilt.
Lock the door for me. Put on some musics as well. The voice of Merethe Solvdt soothes me, and all those unhappy moments are resolved, locked outside the thin walls of my room, and out...

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8 days ago

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alyanna (Philippines) published:

anyway

PROMPT: Ten Words to You  | GROUP: In This Together

Parents call.
Siblings yell.
Chaos.
But I love it anyway.
 

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9 days ago

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Monicaxzz (Philippines) published:

Untitled

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

Anxiety 

I honestly don't know 
My days are gloomy
I deeply inhaled
I can't breath 
Eyes blood-red from crying
I just said "I'm actually sad,
why do I feel bad?"

Anxiety

I'm unsure
Scared
Doubting 
This will all be a mess...
I'm trapped 
It's crazy enough to be 
Imprisoned in your own mind
What more could it do to me
If I can't even get in luck with life

Anxiety

The feeling or worrying 
The feeling of unease
The feeling...

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9 days ago

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Danielle Lowenna (United Kingdom) published:

Everywhere is Everything

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

Everywhere is darkness,
everywhere is light.
There is always day
and there is always night.

Everywhere is loneliness,
everywhere is connection.
There are always people
if not always reception.

Everywhere is noise,
everywhere is silence.
There is always quiet 
hiding amongst the violence. 

Everywhere is broken,
everywhere is pristine.
There may still be beauty
waiting to be seen.

Everywhere is...

Everywhere is everything:
Turmoil and calm,
Forward and backward,
Ancient and modern.

The pejorative and laudatory
tangle into one.
Though...

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11 days ago

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Abrianna (United States) published:

Over The Mountain

PROMPT: The Peace of Wild Things  | GROUP: In This Together


Working, I pause to gaze over the mountain, to
see if the world was as dark as it felt.
I saw the blue sky, I saw the white clouds, move,
restlessly. I saw the birds glide, I saw the hawks,
search. I saw the men work, I saw the children play,
and I saw myself looking for stillness. 
Then I saw it, before me always, unmoving and
unmoved, the mountain. It stands and it does
not rest, it stands showing...
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11 days ago

Odyssey (United States) published:

This I Believe, This I Proclaim

PROMPT: This I Believe  | GROUP: In This Together

This I believe:
    that certainties never exist 
         because doubt comes-
            fast and loud
 and 
suddenly what was certain is a lie
    and what was outrageous now is true
and 
the uncertainty of not knowing is 
   the only certainty you have

This I believe:
 that what brings you down can make you rise
    with open, feathered wings as you 
say to yourself, "Yes, I...

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15 days ago

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Couldn'tThinkOfAName (United Kingdom) published:

To Whom it May Concern

PROMPT: Dear Me  | GROUP: In This Together

To whom it may concern,
My name is [REDACTED]. and I'm writing to you from the past to tell you about-

Well, I'm not sure myself. You always used to start letters and emails like that, but it never really made sense, did it? I wouldn't want to turn this letter into some grand, vivid tale like you usually did with all my writing works.

I've said my name, but I guess I should have mentioned that I'm you from...

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16 days ago

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Ihagoyal21 (India) published:

A BROKEN SOUL

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

Sitting alone here, looking at that plain blue sea,
I'm holding onto my heart that wishes to run away from everything left behind me..

Screaming, crying, letting those tears dwell my eyes,
But silence is what I only get, while looking up at those dull, dark skies..

Its going to end soon, is what I thought  and pretended to be strong,
But now there's no more to pretend, because I'm finally proven wrong..

It's done, nothing's going change with everything...

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17 days ago

Ihagoyal21 (India) published:

A BROKEN SOUL

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

Sitting alone here, looking at that plain blue sea,
I'm holding onto my heart that wishes to run away from everything left behind me..

Screaming, crying, letting those tears dwell my eyes,
But silence is what I only get, while looking up at those dull, dark skies..

Its going to end soon, is what I thought and pretended to be strong,
But now there's no more to pretend, because I'm finally proven wrong..

It's done, nothing's going to change with...

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17 days ago

Lilygreen (United States) published:

Shining Lies

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

Lies are everywhere
I feel as if i am falling
With only a net of deceptions to catch me
But i believe in light
Light that never ends, a hope that is always golden and bright and mine
Only mine
Because, as i reminisce, i see myself in this illusion, free like i was once before
Light will shine within and without me, crippling everything i touch 
Until 
an explosion of ashes 
Silence
Darkness
Stillness
I sell an idea of...

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20 days ago

Booklover12 (Canada) published:

The Gift of Knowledge

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel  | GROUP: In This Together

    In my 14 years of living I’ve gotten so many pieces of advice. Family, friends, strangers, they all have something to tell me. I don’t remember most of these  words, and some I feel are too private to share, but even if my mind doesn’t remember all the pieces of advice that I’ve been given my heart does.  
But about a week ago in class my social studies teacher said something that won’t leave my mind. It’s a piece...

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21 days ago

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Booklover12 (Canada) published:

The Gift of Knowledge

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel  | GROUP: In This Together

    In my 14 years of living I’ve gotten so many pieces of advice. Family, friends, strangers, they all have something to tell me. I don’t remember most of these  words, and some I feel are too private to share, but even if my mind doesn’t remember all the pieces of advice that I’ve been given my heart does. 
But about a week ago in class my social studies teacher said something that won’t leave my mind. It’s a piece of...

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21 days ago

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Emi (United States) published:

Take the Controls

PROMPT: Spaceship Earth  | GROUP: In This Together

Working as crew members means that we must take hold of the mission, and be active in achieving it. Passengers would simply sit in the spaceship and let it carry them. A crew member, in contrast, would take the controls and make the spaceship go where it needs to go.
    Life is the same way. Rather than simply sitting and letting life pass us by, we must be active towards achieving our "mission" in life. We must take...

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21 days ago

Booklover12 (Canada) published:

The Gift of Knowledge

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel  | GROUP: In This Together

    In my 14 years of living I’ve gotten so many pieces of advice. Family, friends, strangers, they all have something to tell me. I don’t remember most of these words, and some I feel are too private to share, but even if my mind doesn’t remember all the pieces of advice that I’ve been given my heart does. 
But about a week ago in class my social studies teacher said something that won’t leave my mind. It’s a piece of...

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22 days ago

Booklover12 (Canada) published:

The Gift of Knowledge

PROMPT: Timeless Counsel  | GROUP: In This Together

    In my 14 years of living I’ve gotten so many pieces of advice. Family, friends, strangers, they all have something to tell me. I don’t remember most of these words, and some I feel are too private to share, but even if my mind doesn’t remember all the pieces of advice that I’ve been given my heart does.
But about a week ago in class my social studies teacher said something that won’t leave my mind. It’s a piece of...

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23 days ago

Lilygreen (United States) published:

For Myself

PROMPT: Dear Me  | GROUP: In This Together

Dear Me,
You worry a lot of the time. You’ve moved past those panic attacks but anxiety still decks you a falling blow when you’re not careful. Your hands shake when you get nervous, but only worried nervous, never butterflies-in-the-stomach nervous. You compare yourself when you shouldn’t, but you’ve made peace with being imperfect. You embrace it and try to fix the parts of yourself that you think need fixing. Sometimes you can’t see the parts of yourself that hurt...

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Lilygreen (United States) published:

Look Skyward

PROMPT: The Peace of Wild Things  | GROUP: In This Together

When death threatens to overtake my calm demeanor 
When smiling with teeth strained and rotten from all my lies
Is too much.
I return to the sky 
I cast my gaze upon the heavens 
Mountain. 
Sunset.
Rise.
Beautiful in its simplicity, in its unwavering favor.
That it casts upon all wayward travelers
The sky will never abandon those it bequeaths below 
It is infinite and magnanimous and free.
Everything I want to be.

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26 days ago

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maryse (United Kingdom) published:

The Hollow of Breath

PROMPT: The Unseen  | GROUP: In This Together

The racing of a heart, still
apprehensive in its dawn.
The steeling of a will,
a soul, inside, is torn.

The indomitable, unsurpassable, 
most daunting of all horrors. 
Too close to ever evade -
The Mind.

My conjurer, my personal demon.
Bone deep power.
How it creates that which none have ever seen
in the flesh,
is the true terror.

It threads through the heart of all peoples,
feeding their imagination,
seeping into an ink-black room,
a figment of air...

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27 days ago

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Parisienne (United Kingdom) published:

Smile

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary  | GROUP: In This Together

The pearls emerge nestled between
the slightly chapped casket
of his pink lips
rough like an oysters shell
and in a world
of masks and distancing
of fear making our humanity dissipate
I am overjoyed
to see a smile

 

28 days ago

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~Aurora~ (Australia) published:

Crimson skies

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary  | GROUP: In This Together

Emerald green leaves sway back and forth in magnificent waves, 
A cluster of pecan trunks, 
The scurrying of a small striped squirrel, 

Pearly white snowy owls stir,
Birds tuck their little ones in the safety of their nests, 
A bed time story for mama's little boy, 

All under the cool winter air, 
Blowing the lone clouds, 
Dotting the beautifully crimson skies. 

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28 days ago

~Aurora~ (Australia) published:

Dear me

PROMPT: Dear Me  | GROUP: In This Together

Dear me,

Words; I could write thousands of them. I could hand you an instruction manual. I could tell you exactly who I want to be when I'm you, but what does that matter? 

I have advice; lots of it. The problem is, you probably have more. You hold the thousands of secrets; you can tell me exactly what I did wrong, exactly how I can change. You stay up all night wondering what if to something I hold power...

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28 days ago

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~Aurora~ (Australia) published:

Hiraeth

PROMPT: Superhero of 2020  | GROUP: In This Together

The world does not need a hero.  
The world does not need more reason to fight. 
The world needs a friend, 
to hold its hand while facing everything thrown their way. 
The world does not need someone to solve its problems, 
it just needs a hug; 
it just needs someone to hold while everything falls apart. 

The world is not broken; 
its just alone. 

He's missing home. 
 

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29 days ago