Koda Lynn (United States) published:
Six. Six years old to be exact. This was when the chains were latched. Every night, the monster would walk through the door and climb into my bed. Waiting to see if I was asleep, or merely hoping for his leave. Then coldness reaches my lower half, seconds follow, and i'm numb. The monster leaves the room and I cry myself to sleep. The next morning I climb out of bed and thank god for school. The monster takes me...
1 day ago
tojosiewithlove (United States) published:
My freedom begins when my feet are bound. Wood, glue, cloth, ribbon. From the tips of my toes, aching to be released from the tight box, to the soft pink ribbons, wrapping my ankles and holding them in place like the choke-tight thread that binds a promise. My legs protest my every move, my stomach tells me what in doing is wrong, to please come down, it hurts. My feet suffocate against the soft pink. My already bandaged, bruised, battered...
2 days ago
ccn1221 (United States) published:
She was perfect, right?
When it took hold, no one saw it coming
A beautiful girl
She wouldn’t eat
Lying awake at night, pinching her skin
Wishing to be someone else
It spiraled, her parents noticed
IV tubes, hospital gowns, skin and bones
Bleak white walls
Blank white wall
She gained back the weight,
But not her personality
She wasn’t a person, only a problem
Anxiety and depression
What a mess her life became
But this isn’t her life
4 days ago
gemstonejade (Australia) published:
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IwillWRITE!13 (United States) published:
I want to become many things. A writer, a Christian with stronger faith, productive. I want to become things in dreams and daydreams. I want to become a Christian hope, beckoning others to join me. I want to become what I can. I could explore, or be sufficient, but then what would I become? If I didn't do too much, I'd never know what I do now. If I explored, I never would have discovered. I cannot follow a...
4 days ago
and-peggy (United States) published:
I know this sounds weird, like you might be thinking, "What is 'be'? How can you 'be'? I don't understand". In all fairness, this makes sense, so let me explain.
To 'be' can mean a lot of things. You can be still, you can be friendly, you can be in the moment, you can be quiet. I am thinking of this 'be' in the terms of just 'be'ing. This year, I want to just be. To let...
6 days ago