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halcyon

United States

grace // 18 // local dreamer

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"Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage." - C.S Lewis

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halcyon (United States) published:

where do the popular kids go

FREE WRITING

occasionally, during lunch when I
walk up two stories to eat with friends
my eyes follow the sound of music
and I pause.

a figure at the piano further down,
the hall where the janitor never
turns on the lights.

no one was ever with him,
as he bent over the sighing keys.
i knew he had many friends:
people knew his name, jersey.

he was well known, well liked,
but no one was ever with him
when he played...

8 days ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

The Great Going Home

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Our Teacher, perpetual conveyor
of knowledge and bitter life-lessons
told us that death is far less humorous
at its approach, counting stair-step years
until it knocks on crumbling oak door.

Teacher, dear Teacher, how can I
explain that the End is not the
dark, sour-rotting taste that
taints the books you have assigned 
in Advanced Placement Literature.

Death is heavy, but not quite 
so terrifying to me as you say
it will one day, eventually, be.
For Death is the...

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9 days ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

where do the popular kids go

FREE WRITING

occasionally, during lunch when I
walk up two stories to eat with friends
my eyes follow the sound of music
and I pause.

a figure at the piano further down,
the hall where the janitor never
turns on the lights.

no one was ever with him,
as he bent over the sighing keys.
i knew he had many friends:
people knew his name, jersey.

the whole school knew him.
but no one was ever with him
when he played sad-sweet...

Seeking Peer Reviews

13 days ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

Brie Larson

PROMPT: Phenomenal Woman

Dear Brie Larson,

I am sure you are constantly getting notes, letters, and messages from fans all around the globe. And for good reason. You have inspired countless people: women, men, children and the elderly alike. I wanted to write this letter to you, from me (one of the thousands), to tell you how much you have inspired me and how much I admire you.

    My whole life, I have loved superheroes. Particularly from the brand Marvel. Some of...

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about 1 month ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

home

PROMPT: At Home

i am at most home at the center,
of what can be named the In-Between.
far before the Happening will appear,
but not long after what I've already Seen.
i rest the easiest in beds blanketed by
the soft, golden light of a 2:30 sun.
i know who I am when I can see the sky,
from the window through which breeze runs.
stories of adventures in far off places,
a book in hand, songs playing that I adore,
journals...

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about 2 months ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

crushing shyness

FREE WRITING

The incapability of speech,
is such a dangerous disease.
I know my brother isn't angry
when he yells at me,
"if you like him so much,
then why don't you go talk to him?"
But it puts rocks, indigenous rocks,
in my chest.
 

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2 months ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

ocean legends

PROMPT: Turned to Stone

The sea churned in its bed, rising and swelling against the shore, waves breaking with ferocity against the rocks that jutted out to sea. Cliffs leaned out to sea as if they were once huge creatures, frozen while marching towards the deeper waters. The rocks they were made up of were sharp and jagged, black and covered in slick algae. Each pulsating wave came speeding up to their huge, weather worn flanks. Spray flung itself up along their side, and...

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4 months ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

d e t a i l

FREE WRITING

a man is on the stage.

a man stands upright and tall on the brightly lit stage.

a man’s arms are outstretched toward the crowd below him as he stands, his eyes reflecting the rapidly changing color of ten different stage lights, all pointed where he is standing.

a man holds a microphone in one raised hand, for a brief moment he is unmoving, letting the cheering crowd take over the music. his eyes are shining with life and love...

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4 months ago

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halcyon (United States) published:

d e t a i l

FREE WRITING

                                                                                   d e t a i l

a man is on the stage.

a man stands upright and tall on the brightly lit stage.

a man’s arms are outstretched toward the crowd below him as he stands, his eyes reflecting...

Seeking Peer Reviews

4 months ago