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Rae A

Cambodia

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Rae A (Cambodia) liked Do You Believe in Life After Death? by kaydenblue (Singapore)

about 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) published:

A Pause to Breathe

PROMPT: No Pause for Breath

It seems we can't even pause to breathe anymore,
too busy rushing by we miss our lives,
and fail to notice that our chests
have stopped their gradual rise and fall,
our breath tastes stagnant and dry,
we don't ever smell the roses,
since we forget there is air to smell,
and we make paintings without a 
living reference, then claim that they are reality,
and others copy from the distorted version,
and we marvel at the accuracy,
since our...

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over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) published:

To Those To Come

PROMPT: For the Future

To those to come,
 I am sorry for what we have left you with. Some of us shouted protests, but they stuffed money in our mouths as a gag, and whispered promises in our ears. We turned our protests signs into fence posts, and cut the people off from their land to take their oil. We let the fires rage, let the industrial smoke pour, and thought nothing of it. We realized, once it was over, that the flames danced...

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over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) liked On Wings of Hope... by -writinginhopesofsomeday- (United States)

over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) published:

To Those To Come

PROMPT: For the Future

To those to come,
 I am sorry for what we have left you with. Some of us shouted protests, but they stuffed money in our mouths as a gag, and whispered promises in our ears. We let the fires rage, let the industrial smoke pour, and thought nothing of it. We realized, once it was over, that the flames danced so brightly because we were burning the dreams of the generation to come, cremating the children, suffocating their imagination in...

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over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) liked Decisions by Grace Baker (United States)

over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) liked Stand Tall by Claremarie04 (United States)

over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) published:

Searching

PROMPT: 25 Words

He desperately screamed out her name until his throat ached, and voice cracked. The deafening silence overpowered him. He was too late. She was gone. 

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over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) published:

Phnom Penh

PROMPT: Place Poem

Once called pearl of asia, millions of faces,
blurs of sharp edges and rounded cheeks:
the smell of smoke and dust and lung cancer,

hot and sticky air that clings like caramel,
too sweet and cloying and humid,
wading through a pool of molasses,

the scent of motor exhaust, rotting meat
with flies settling about it,
and the oil from the mee cha stands

that dot the side of the road,
constellations of dense grease and full stomachs,
a dead...

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over 1 year ago

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Rae A (Cambodia) liked cucao by ethereal.otherworldly (Spain)

over 1 year ago