Lissie

United States

Everyone says I talk too much, but I'd like to say I'm a storyteller.

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I hope to someday give someone else a home in my words the same way I found a home.

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Lissie (United States) published:

yell at me

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yell at me                       
tell me to listen              
don't let me explain      
  
when I try to clarify             
don't let me utter a word     
because i'm interrupting   
   
You yell                             
i don't understand               
i could never understand 
    
keep yelling at me         
just keep thinking of      
all that You could blame me for  

tell me i never listen      
when I was Your tape     
so You could talk to someone 
 but You never played side B  

tell me i disappoint You         
and...

5 months ago

Lissie (United States) published:

Sunset

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She sinks into a bed of earth
Until completely out of sight,
Nursing day into night,
Singing to the tired stars,
Ever nourishing life and motion:
To our dearest mother, the Sun.

11 months ago

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Lissie (United States) published:

Strangers Within Strangers

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Sometimes we encounter people 
Who are strangers within strangers;
Their bodies become a foreign shell
Because while walking the hallways
They lost their sense of the floor.

11 months ago

Lissie (United States) published:

Take As Much As You Can

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Take the air from my chest
And the words from my paper.

Take the ink from my pen
And the light of my sun.

Take everything that you can,
But you won't stop me.

I'll grow trees in my bones
And construct new letters.

I'll use my blood to write
And create my own light.

It doesn't matter how much
You try to take away from me.

I'll get back up and continue
Building until you can't ignore me.

about 1 year ago

Lissie (United States) liked #LifeLemonsPrompt by _TJNR@cheshire_ (Australia)

about 1 year ago

Lissie (United States) started following _TJNR@cheshire_ (Australia)

about 1 year ago

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Lissie (United States) published:

People Leave

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Sometimes people leave
--and you can try as you might--
But most times you can't bring them back
Only they can do that.

about 1 year ago

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Lissie (United States) published:

Child No Longer

PROMPT: Unplugged: Op-Ed Competition

In one of my classes the other day, my teacher was giving us a presentation on Taoism. He passed out a packet of quotes and then started showing us his power point slides. His power point had a lot of different images of water because in Taoism , the Tao is often compared to water. Later in the class, he prompted us to look over the packets he'd passed out. After reading through the packets, he typically has us talk...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 year ago

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Lissie (United States) published:

holes

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holes in the curtain
sunlight filters through
weightless yellow fire
slips through holes in cotton

still pillars stand upon
a dreamer dreaming
shattering dreams burning
holes until they're gone

holes from coals
black red scorching
dreamer no longer
soul riddled with holes

over 1 year ago

Lissie (United States) liked a fear of 0 by Christy Wisdom (United States)

over 1 year ago