PureHeart

United Kingdom

~ will you stay by my side, will you promise me? if i let go of your hand, you'll fly away and break ~

| joined August 16, 2018 |

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If you've come this far, thanks for reading. I'm very grateful that you've stumbled upon my writing, and whether that was intentional or an accident, I hope you enjoy.

And apologies for the potential (and certain) randomness.

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unforgivable

reach beyond the open door
and there's a sight i've never seen before,
i glance, i watch, i stop and stare
staring back is you, standing right there.

never thought i'd see a sight quite like this,
i gulp down my fears as my eyes shroud in mist.
how could leave me, only to show up again?
with head held high; have you no shame?

leave before i do something i'll surely regret
your shameless conduct showing since the first time we met.
it's infuriating, agitating, captivaiting, oh my...
but i must slam the door right in your face; i'm sorry, goodbye.

am i but a stranger to you?

keep walking down the lane,
yes, keep on walking,
past my house,
not every turning your head,
even if you know
i live here. 
just keep on walking
then,
with no hesitance in your stride,
or a twitch in your gaze.
just staring forward,
right on going,
past me,
past my house,
past your forgotten friend.

i can read you like a book

Oh darling,
I know you better than you think.
I know the aches in your neck
And the moments when you blink.
I know you give a sly little wink
When your cheeks turn pink,
Concealing your shyness
With an alcoholic drink.

Don't hide yourself, darling;
There's nothing else to learn.
Your ambition bubbles inside you,
And sparks of confidence burn.
When you act aloof and stern
I know that your heart does yearn,
For someone, anyone,
To return the affections you earn.

don't smile

does it hurt
when you smile,
because you know
it's fake?
no pain will you show,
but your soul starts
to ache,
a pain so vile.

don't hurt 
yourself, just to please
those who
don't matter.
don't appease to
expectations,
and eyes of
judgement, too.
 

insecure | (Writing Streak Week 13, Day 2)

Sitting on my bed,
All pretty in a dress
That my body was never
Made to wear.
Rumaging through wardrobe;
What fits me and what doesn't?
Clothes I've outgrown,
Tight jeans become tighter still.
Will I escape this body,
Becoming what I want to be?
What people desire me to be?
Or will I stay this way forever?

for the best and for the worst

have i ever been so wrong
for someone?
and have you ever been so right
for someone else?
i watch as you hold her 
in you arms.
i wish they were around me,
supporting and holding my body
as it becomes limp onto yours,
like your my life support.
but you are not,
and it was never meant to be.
i see that now.

as i stand here,
i can't help but look
at the smile on your face,
refreshing your features,
giving you life.
you blessed my eyes 
with that gorgeous smile.
i wonder why it hurts to see it so much now.
but really i know perfectly well;
it hurts, aches, tears me apart,
because i am not the one to make you
smile, so wide, so bright.
i'm not the one your smiling at.

she giggles, you laugh,
nothing has sounded,
perfectly beautiful,
and deeply irritating at the same time.
ringing in my ears, you don't even...

home / school | (Writing Streak Week 13, Day 1)

screen's glare reflecting 
the rays from the window,
onto my tired face.
eyes staring, dull and lifeless,
finger scrolling on mouse,
flickering through the endless tasks.
schoolwork now homework,
motivation running low,
the computer screen
continues to taunt me.
neatly scribbled words
turning slowly to a blur.
i shake my head and close my eyes.
one day more.

ocean love

my love for you is
enough to fill the ocean;
don't wash it away.

Beyond Reason

sometime's i torture myself and think of what could have been

how could you single me out and fall for me?
out of all the girls in the world, why me?
and when was it that I reciprocated these feeling;
was it when we met, when we talked, when we smiled?
and why, oh why, is it so complicated between us when our feelings for each other are simple,
so simple and so true?

heartbeat

when you hold a lamp to my heart
what do you see?
do you see the emptiness and longing?
the cobwebs crawling with
old lovers and nostalgic wonderings?
in each chamber of my heart,
there are traces of you. 
you've claimed it wholly without even knowing.
my heartbeat murmurs your name;
you are all i hear, all i feel.
you ran your fingertips on each vein
and became my bloodline.
my life support. 

so don't take it all away.

lockdown love

all i can say is
i miss you.
every day, in every waking moment,
my thoughts are only of you.
it has been about three months
since we last saw each other.
i didn't even get a chance to say
goodbye.
i wonder what you look like.
has your hair grown longer? fluffier?
i remember you liked it like that,
and so did i.
i try to remember what you looked like:
your face, red and shy, but you always pretended
you weren't.
your eyes,
deep, mystical beauty.
i couldn't help but stare in them,
and you couldn't help but
avert them.
on days when i'm really lonely,
i look at my phone, at your number.
i want to text you.
to tell you i miss you.
to just talk to you.
but i don't.
fingertips hesitating, i put my phone down.
you wouldn't want to be bothered by me,
i'm sure.
so, for now
i'll just sit here, in...

coy

through creaks and caverns, i search for you,
will our eyes ever meet?
you are like a bubble,
translucent beauty,
kaleidoscope of colours swirling.
but if I touch you
will you surely disappear? 

you are the sun's rays
as they crack through the forest leaves
down to the hopeful ground.
you bless the world
with that radiant smile,
why do you hide it so often?
like a pearl in an oyster.

help me understand you,
and find you from your hiding place.
like a nymph lurking underwater,
seductive twinkle in your eyes,
for me to never lay eyes on,
and never touch. 
come out to me.

thinking of you

I've been chasing my daydreams,
Finding my way
Through crowded streets
With a blindfold,
Obscuring my vision as I run
Into nothingness.
Just hesitant blackness,
The oblivion of truth.
Nothing is certain,
Nothing is sure,
Nothing is secure anymore.
Not without your safe embrace,
Arms tight around
My fragile frame.
The only thing I am certain of
Are the tears brimming,
Streaming, an endless cascade 
From the edges of my eyes
To my cheeks.
Will you save me?

Cold, suffocating pathways
I've walked down 
A thousand time
And more.
Will this be the end of me?
Prolonged path of agony?
Memory lane turned to dust
Mud and grass.
Is this really where we once shared
Everything with each other?
Exposing our feelings,
Vulnerable and free,
Our words whisking away in the wind,
For all to hear.
It seems colder still,
Even under the warm white glow
Of moonlight.
How milky, how icy 
Are its rays.
The moon pities me.

Hand numb...

your smile haunts me, your grace shatters me

there is something about you.
something sparkling.
when a smile blooms on your features,
it reminds me of the sun,
breaking forth from the shrouding of clouds.
there is a constant wild glint
reflecting in your eyes.
your deep brown pools swimming in
chance and adventure. 
don't look at me like that;
i already know what your thinking.

the stepping stones of life
lead me to you.
but i know what you're like;
you go from woman to woman
as fast as i go falling
for man to man.
yet, i do not run away,
because this time, it's different.
my affections have not lept on
to someone new.
you consume my thoughts,
how dare you?
i gave you no permission to do so.

and now you look at me again,
a fleeting glance, a casual smile.
am i just a pretty face
for you to gaze at
once in a while?
or do i devour your mind
just as you...

smile

you know the corners of your lips?
well, when turned upwards,
they create something beautiful.
although you are already handsome,
your smile is a treasure,
as attractive as gold,
and as smooth as silk.

sometimes when you are alone,
sitting in the fortress of your mind,
deeply enwrought in your thoughts,
you smile a natural smile.
a bubble in your chest,
fizzy and tickling your heart:
happy.
i wonder what you're thinking.
perhaps, you are thinking of me?
once you catch yourself smiling,
you like around, nervous,
before that beauty feature falters.
why is that?

why are you scared to show happiness.
do you think it is immature,
to express such emotion on your face,
your lips?
don't take yourself too seriously.
the strictness of mind over body,
you don't give in to the 'weakness'
that is emotion.
feelings scare you;
you don't understand them
and hide from them,
like a whisper in the wind.

i don't expect you,
to...

leave me be

i do not like
your smug little smirk,
you should get on
with your work,
no wonder you friends
say you're a jerk.
leave. me. alone.

i'm not falling
for your game,
you don't even know
my name,
you should be
put to shame.
just. get. lost.

and even though
it brings you joy
i won't act
all shy and coy,
you must know
i'm not your toy.
so. go. away.

a mother's promise

stirring, shrieking,
i wake up at the sound of your calls.
feeble one, aren't you?
delicate and precious,
wrapped up in a small, woollen blanket
i knitted just for you.
i stay beside your crib and rock you,
until you fall into peace,
sleep slipping in
and silence positively soaring.
you could wake me up a thousand times,
in the middle of the night,
and i wouldn't care.
no, i wouldn't mind at all.

walking is a struggle.
you've mastered crawling, but you're eager for more.
eager for an adventure, 
and your endeavour to walk is just that.
gripping onto my arm as if i were your
life support,
you scramble to your feet.
steady, still, balanced,
first step forward and thump,
on the floor again.
you could keep trying for a thousand years,
legs shaking and wobbling,
and i would be by your side still,
and i wouldn't mind at all.

days at school were tiresome,
and you...

dangerous

she's dangerous.
sin in her eyes,
a glint of evil, don't look to close,
falling into your dark iris pools
of shameless mystery
and forgotten desires.

petticoats are made for pretty girls;
she's got a gun under hers.
just in case, she says,
but you know she'll shoot you instead,
much like fine rays of
seduction, confusion, longing,
she shoot them all, swirling in the
intense mix of heat.

passionate soul, collectively formed
from the embers of her regretful lovers.
she feasts off revenge, but i can't stay made at her,
not for too long,
her looks beguile me, that innocent smile.
i know all of it is fake, but i don't care.

i've fallen for her, and can't climb back up.
she holds me down with her high-heeled foot,
to this day i wonder,
how the face of evil could look so
perfect.
she's dangerous. 

rags

from rags to riches,
it only happens in fairytales,
i can assure you.
you've seen me before,
on the streets
clothes torn into strings,
'oles in the thin things i wear on my feet;
they aren't adequate enough t' be called shoes.
and you'd think i'd 'ave too much pride to beg,
to plead for money in my state of plight.
but both my pride,
dignity,
and poise have escaped me a long time ago.
the next time you see me sitting on the street,
talk to me. 
i may not 'ave many teeth left but i can string two words together.
i may not 'ave gone to school but 'opefully i'm good enough to talk to
rich folk like you.

what once was loved is now lost

Everyday my heart's stills beating,
And every moment we share is fleeting.
We are nothing alike,
And yet, somehow,
I can't stop my cheeks from heating.

Sometimes I catch myself sighing
About how you leave me flying
With a dreamy smile,
A careless gaze,
But all this time you were lying.

You leave me anxious and waiting,
All while we were dating,
Its too late now,
But I would've never thought
That you'd be the one I'd end up hating.

rainfall romance

the rain caught me,
and down it came,
gushing its merciless droplets.
shivering and freezing,
nowhere to go,
i end up finding your doorstep.

towel left on shoulders
absorbing moisture from my hair,
with hot cocoa ready,
steamy and warm,
i sighed a great sigh
of contentment.

all you did was smile.
you didn't like at the situation,
my predicament,
or anything.
i sat and thought and drank my drink,
wondering why?

you, boisterous in nature,
high in pride and teasing,
would jump at the chance to irritate me,
to hurt and humiliate.
but no, you were polite and smiled,
and my cheeks bloomed with heat.

you're generous, kind
and welcome nature,
is awfully new to me, i must say,
and i'm sort of glad i got caught
in the rain,
just to see this side of you.

dark and light

I am made of darkness,
You are made of light.
You shine and shine
And shelter me
From my endless plight.
Perhaps you'll be the death of me,
Perhaps you'll be my hope,
Just don't leave me
Here on my own;
Without you, I can't cope.

I am made of darkness,
You are made of light,
Dull or hopeful,
Dim or shining,
So long as you snuff out the night.
I am empty without you,
Hollow as a old, damp tree,
Your shining rays
Of pure glory
Will soon forget about me.

Writing Streak Challenge Week 9

Challenge Completed

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Day 3: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169478/version/334225
Day 4: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169725/version/334771
Day 5: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169949/version/335303

good reason | (Writing Streak Week 9, Day 5)

Yeah, I broke up with her, and for good reason: she thinks the earth is round!

perfect strangers | (Writing Streak Week 9, Day 4)

Their words collided - a passing look, a fleeting glimpse, a simple smile - perfect strangers. 

you said you loved me | (Writing Streak Week 9, Day 3)

His heart was full of glee, and for a moment he knew what true happiness was, until she took all her words and promises away all at once, leaving his heart shattered on the floor.

guilt of betrayal | (Writing Streak Week 9, Day 2)

The beatings of his heart etched in her head, echoing like a song, haunting her in her sleep; the rhythm of his heartbeat a reminder of what she did, and the pulsating sounds never sounded so bitter.

epiphany | (Writing Streak Week 9, Day 1)

Perhaps it was the way she swayed from side-to-side to the rhythm of the music, shifting her weight from one foot to the other, or maybe it was the way she hummed contently to the melody, a small smile decorated her face with beauty; either way, he knew at that moment, he loved her, and would love her forever.

hand hugging / i miss you

Pads of your finger tips
Trace down my palm.
Down, down
My pinky finger,
To the centre of my hand,
My fingers twisting, curling
Hugging yours
In a small embrace;
A lissom caress.

There's something
Tingly,
About your fingerprints
Grazing against the
Inner surface
Of my hands softness.
Tracing playful circles
Around my palms core.
That tickles, you know?

Sometimes I hold
My own hands.
To remind me
Of the shape
Yours once was.
You hands were always cold,
Chapped, with deadened skin,
And lovely to feel against my own.
I miss them. I miss you.
 

Writing Streak Challenge Week 8

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flower | (Writing Streak Week 8, Day 5)

We are all flowers: when we die, we are picked, by the hand of the gardener called Death.

heal the world | (Writing Streak Week 8, Day 4)

The world is a shrivelled leaf; we are the ants who make use of it. 

don't leave me / you left me

perhaps the sky will see again,
our basking in the sun,
or laughter in the summer rain,
and the fields we used to run.
sometimes i wish you came running,
right back into my arms,
to see your face, so stunning,
your handsome airs and charms.

i've kept that precious locket
you placed around my neck.
now i keep it in my pocket;
wearing it makes me a wreck.
sometimes i like to remember,
how things used to be,
like that kiss in december,
or our embrace beside the sea.


you're hidden now, away from view.
there's nothing left to say.
except how much i'm missing you
in each and every way.
you have made your own way in life,
and I am left alone.
wishing that I was your wife,
and calling you my own.

mask of beauty | (Writing Streak Week 8, Day 3)

Beauty is nothing; it is the mere surface of profound truth, and nothing more.

outside the window

Sun rays filter through the cracks in the curtains, glowing and heating my skin. Waking up, I lift my head from the pillow and stare into the sun.  Leaving my warm bed, slipping my cold feet into my soft slippers, I take a closer look, peaking at the outside world. Orange hues erupt around the flurry of clouds whirling like fluffy whipped cream. The gelatinous lights of peach and yellow collide through the waves of the fluffy, as the wind whisks the cloud around the canvas of the sky. It was to be a sunny day. A cool, crisp day, with wind winding through the tree branches and whispering to the leaves. Sun-kissed grass basking, absorbing each ray of sun, soaking up a healthy green glow. Birds gossiping to one another from trees and fences, chirping loudly together, and cackling in unison, before whistling merrily to themselves before they started their daily routine. Dandelions budding, scattered in random places on the...

happy pain | (Writing Streak Week 8, Day 2)

The only ache worth feeling is the aching in your cheeks when you've been smiling too much.

Enumeration

things he taught me

He taught me to:

  1. Do simple mathematic equations that I didn't understand; if it was important to him, I was willing to listen and learn. 
  2. Be myself, even when I thought I had to act like someone I wasn't. Being real with him felt free, and I was not obligated to act the way people wanted me to. I was just me. 
  3. Cherish the precious moments, because they can be grabbed away in an instant without you even knowing. I wonder if he misses me as much as I miss him.
  4. Be happy even at my lowest points; you taught me how to smile and mean it. True happiness: I never took him for granted.
  5. Identify the difference between infatuation and true love.*

sugar-coat sour words | (Writing Streak Week 8, Day 1)

The truth tastes bitter, but sweet lies are sickening to the tongue.

Writing Streak Challenge Week 7

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when can I see you again? | (Writing Streak Week 7, Day 5)

I have all this time to be writing poetry, learning a new instrument, practicing my singing, perfecting my sketching, reading books, painting my nails, styling my hair, playing video games, looking through my phone. But instead, I chose to think about you and how things used to be. I haven't seen you for weeks, months. Yet why are you the only thing that's on my mind?

Why, oh why, do you consume my thoughts. And why couldn't things be different?

love is pain | (Writing Streak Week 7, Day 4)

You can hurt me. Break me. Twist my heart and carve words of pain into the veins. You can scratch my skin and etch into it your finest ounce of pain.

But there is nothing in this world that you could do, that would make me stop loving you.

hold my hand | (Writing Streak Week 7, Day 3)

the only nourishment that I need,
the only spark that I want to feel on my skin,
is your fingers interlocking with my own.

feel the beatings of my heart | (Writing Streak Week 7, Day 2)

I don't know if you know this,
But my heart is in your hand.
Still beating, of course,
But very much detached,
For one soul reason:
It belongs to you.

Don't squeeze it, don't grip it,
For it is easily hurt.
Don't manipulate the veins and strings,
The pain will still reside in my chest.
Carry it in your pocket,
Safe and tight beside you.
Handle it with care,
And try not to drop it. 

Hearts are delicate;
Although they look squishy, they are brittle,
Easily broken into pieces.
So try not to break mine.
 

soulmates separated | (Writing Streak Week 7, Day 1)

wistful caresses of silver wind,
slipping in and out of my fingers,
like your hands used to.
now they are empty, and I hold in my hands
nothing but whispy air, 
but then why do they feel so heavy?

I kiss the moon and touch the stars,
they look so dismal without you
by my side.
remember, we used to look up together,
full of dreams and youth?
what happened to us?

the universe said no to us,
the wind pulled us apart,
the rain poured on romance,
and the sun blinded us from the truth.
we are soulmates, for sure,
and yet it cannot be. 

Writing Streak Challenge Week 6

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stephanie | (Writing Streak Week 6, Day 5)

Stephanie

Seeing him with her brought back all the memories. All the pain he caused me, all the misery, just came rushing back. Maybe I had too much to drink, but it felt so right. So right to go up to him and cause him the same amount of pain he caused me when he left.

My vision was blurred on either side, I stumbled left and right. I could hear my own voice, all I knew was that I was swearing my mouth off at him. He grabbed my shoulders and I shuffled in his grip. 

My fist made contact with his face. I didn't regret that hit. He deserved it. He deserved ever little bit of it. He had broken me, the pieces of my soul shattered in his grasp.

I hope he was ready for what was coming next.

james | (Writing Streak Week 6, Day 4)

James

I never really thought I hurt her that much. But her reaction to seeing me with another girl was enough to let me know all the pain was still there. 

"You broke me!"

She screamed at me as if there was no one else in the pub. Her voice sounds like it had been through a cheese grater: rough and hoarse. Swearing, throwing punches, I tried to stop her. pLacing my hands gently but firmly on her shoulder, I looked into her eyes. The stench of alcohol that dripped from her lipstick-stained lips overwhelmed my senses. Before I could say anything to calm her down, her fist flew at me once again. My body wasn't quick enough to dodge it, so I fell to the floor.

There was a bitter taste in my mouth. Blood? Or was it regret? 

All me feeling came rushing back. It took years to get over her and now look at me, falling for...

fran | (Writing Streak Week 6, Day 3)

Fran

"Please, stop it!"

I didn't know what I was doing, but before I knew it, I was in between an angry women and a frightened man. Someone had to help. It might as well be a waitress.

Hands up in defense, the man tried to push her away. She was hectic; out-of-her-face. How drunk was she?  I don't remember giving her that much to drink. Maybe she was a light-weight.

Things escalated quickly. I stepped in between them in the man's defense, but a quick yank to the side was encough to make me tumble over. That girl was strong. I knew it. My face hit the table nearsst to me, and my hearing went all fuzzy. I could hear shouting, swearing, and then a skin-on-skin impact.

Thud.

Dragging my body up in some sort of pathetic hobble, I made for the door to phone the police.

I didn't look back. I didn't help. I couldn't face the chaos.
...

jared | (Writing Streak Week 6, Day 2)

Jared

would lie and say something like this didn't happen every Saturday night, but... I would be lying. I was intrigued by the situation, though. A screaming drunk woman, slapping some guy, who was now laying on the floor. I could only assume she knew him. Was he her brother? Friend? Ex

Adverting my gaze, I whistled casually, continuing to wipe the surface of the counter with a tea towel in an attempt to absorb the rings of beer left there from previous customers. Maybe I should help the guy? Nah, it's none of my business. Getting involved is the last thing on my mind. But it was quite a spectacle, quite a show. I only wish I had popcorn.

pain is overrated

will life ever be the same?
all in a grain
of sand.
wander in the pouring rain,
catch the drops
in my hand.
should we ever kiss again,
or will the pain
demand?


I hope I never hurt you
but to be true,
I will.
I shall beat you black and blue
until you knew
​the chill.
the pain you inflicted grew,
and hatred brew,
enough to kill.


I loved you, but turned to hate,
will you wait
for me?
right outside the hell's gate,
don't be late,
I plea. 
the pain of love is fate,
oh, its a date!
meant to be.

pauline | (Writing Streak Week 6, Day 1)

Pauline

Oh, she was drunk alright. Throwing punches and spewing slurred words at him, like he had just hit her, when really it was the other way round. James looked hurt, laying on the ground, with blood in his mouth. He never looked so weak, and desperate, looking up at his psycho ex who just happened to be at the same pub, at the same time we were on a date. It was almost a pathetic display. If one of my ex's started something like this, I would have punched them back, and harder, for that matter, regardless if I was drunk or not.

So what was he doing lying there, staring at the frantic freak he once called his lover? Did I really fall for a coward?

​Or was his past feelings for her coming back, flooding his judgement and preventing him from seeing her as what she is?

Writing Streak Challenge Week 5

Challenge Completed

Monday
drowsy morning in blissful light,
sun leaking through curtains,
mind drunk on dreams,
sleep slipping out of reach,
and so ends the night.​

Tuesday
awakened by worries and thoughts,
a pang of pain in my head,
coffee will soothe
the blinding achiness,
blunt my deadly mind.

Wednesday
today will be better, I'm sure,
reassurance never works,
another day
to struggle, endlessly;
save me from my mind.

Thursday
staring at a computer screen,
trying to get through the day,
another test,
revision tasks, essays,
​i want an escape.

Friday
a long sigh of subtle relief,
completing all my exams,
working from home
doesn't suit everyone,
but I make it work.

friday (Writing Streak Week 5, Day 5)

a long sigh of subtle relief,
completing all my exams,
working from home
doesn't suit everyone,
but I make it work.

thursday | (Writing Streak Week 5, Day 4)

staring at a computer screen,
trying to get through the day,
another test,
revision tasks, essays,
​i want an escape.

wednesday | ( Writing Streak Week 5, Day 3 )

today will be better, I'm sure,
reassurance never works,
another day
to struggle, endlessly;
save me from my mind.

just get these handcuffs off me

"Do you want the good news or the bad news?"

"Neither."

With my wrists entrapped, my hands wrestled for a release from these godforsaken handcuffs. Staring at the police officer in front of me, my eyes flared with a flame of defiance. His arms were crossed, and with an eyebrow raised, he paced up and down the room, slowly. 

"Well, the good news is your not getting arrested today."

He uttered nonchalantly, with a playful sparkle in his eye. I felt myself roll my eyes at his comment.

"The bad news is you'll be spending the rest of day with me."

Oh, what I'd give to strangle this guy. To be rid of the metal grasping my wrists and punch him right in his stupid, pretty face.

The lamp to my right shined directly into my eyes. Interrogation. I'd been here before, heaven knows it. I'd been here recently, too. A couple of weeks ago, was it? Maybe...

soothe

kiss the bruises on my knuckles,
   your lips will heal them up.
      sing to me the softest songs,
         and help me
            not give up. 

absorb my tears through your sweater,
   and hold me while I cry.
      promise you'll never leave me
         and utter the word:
            'goodbye.'

guide me through my pain and sorrow,
   your enough to wash it away,
      dry my eyes with your soft sleeves
         and say your
            going to stay.
  

not for the faint-hearted | agustdv2020

hiss through shattered teeth, sharpened by 
of scraping words: daggers.
gag the wounds of your heart,
salt dripping to my gums.
your tears taste bitter, darling.

scrape your nails on blunt metal,
hear the cackling cacophony ring,
are you deaf yet?

rusty blood on rotting tongues,
spit it out!
my throat is gasping, 
I'm choking,
​your bleeding. 
but call for help,
and no one will hear.

distorted sounds,
rigid howls, 
contorting bodies, leaning on air
for unknown support.
fall back, to the ground,
the grass is your embrace
of fine linen death,
the mud will eat you up,
swallow your warping body.

I almost forgot what we were fighting about.

tuesday | (Writing Streak Week 4, Day 2)

awakened by worries and thoughts,
a pang of pain in my head,
coffee will soothe
the blinding achiness,
blunt my deadly mind.

monday | (Writing Streak Week 5, Day 1)

drowsy morning in blissful light,
sun leaking through curtains,
mind drunk on dreams,
sleep slipping out of reach,
and so ends the night.
 

In Motion

all this for a date

The curls of her hair tumbled down to her shoulders. With a hair brush, she pulled and yanked at the frizzy nightmare that lay atop her head. They say the hair was a crown of beauty, lining the scalp with interwoven wonders. Bonnie looked at herself in the mirror, with her reflection frowning right back, and she decided that maybe that wasn't the case with her.

It took what seemed like hours on end tugging and scraping, taming the wildness that was her mane. I bet other girls don't have this problem she thought to herself, sighing and staring at the mirror that hung from the wall. Reaching for the makeup, she grabbed whatever she could get her hands on. On went the concealer, then foundation, highlighter, and... the others. She rarely put on makeup so she wasn't used to the terms. Masking her face with powder and creams, she scrunched her nose at the sight of herself; she already...

Speechless

   April sat at her desk, holding her sandwich up to her lips. The sun beamed through the window, its rays blinding and distracting. Her gaze was on the outside world. Watching her classmates talking with one another on the playground. High school was hard to make friends. Especially if you were a new girl who couldn't speak.

   "Are you sure you don't want to hang out with the other girls, honey?"

   Miss Aniston suggested, a kind smile on her face. She felt sorry for April, of course she did. April hated people pitying her. She felt helpless, vulnerable, and alone. But the last thing she needed was sympathy. 

   Yes, Miss Aniston offered every lunchtime to sit with April, if she had no one else to be with. Being with this teacher was the loneliest feeling in the world, for April. Miss Aniston talked. She talked a lot. April figured she didn't have many friends either. She...

Writing Streak Challenge Week 4

Challenge Completed

Day 1: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/159946/version/312849

Day 2: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/160381/version/313709

Day 3: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/160846/version/314698

Day 4: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/161147/version/315285

Day 5: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/161338/version/315669

soothing streams for bad dreams | (Writing Streak Week 4, Day 5)

A tempest whirling my thoughts, stirring my unconscious mind. Sweating in my sleep, I yank myself up, out of my torrential dream. Escaping to the shower, my refuge, cool water running down my body, washing my fear and worries away.

protect the NHS | (Writing Streak Week 4, Day 4)

A grateful clap, an outward cheer. Enthusiasm spread across a whole country to support the healthcare system.

drinking the dull day away | (Writing Streak Week 4, Day 3)

Lemon and lime infused water, tangy and tingling my tastebuds, the zest nourishing and refreshing my mind from yet another dull day.

companionship | (Writing Streak Week 4, Day 2)

The softness of my dog, laying his light head on my denim lap, too tired to open his eyes and yet not so tired to cuddle with me.

natural gratefulness | (Writing Streak Week 4, Day 1)

The vast, clear blue sky, the sun glowing of the trees leaves, the climbing purple ivy on the fence.

Writing Streak Challenge Week 3

Challenge Completed

Day 1:  https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/158136/version/308918

Day 2:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/158601/version/309722

Day 3:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/155996/version/310101

Day 4:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/159003/version/310673

Day 5:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/159272/version/311330

Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

i've forgotten how to cry

Perhaps it's just me,
Being a boy and all
Perhaps that's why I can't.
My tear ducts refuse,
My mind is abused,
No tear will my body grant.

All the other boys,
They are tougher than me.
And I bet they don't cry.
The nerds, the bullies, 
The gamers, the goodies.
None of them whimper or sigh.

But I want to cry,
I feel it in my heart.
Does that mean I'm female?
Aching in my chest,
Making my mind stressed,
I am nothing, only frail.

Have I ever cried, ever?
Probably, in the past.
But that doesn't matter.
Cos girls come with tears,
And age comes with years,
And feelings start to shatter.

My mind, the media,
Its all a bit of a blur,
A scam, a myth, a lie.
So called 'masculinity,'
Stereotype me!
Be the reason I can't cry.

Five Line Fiction

december

When did the nights get so rough? I tossed and turned in bed. No matter how many blankets I wrapped around myself, or how many layers were on me, I would never be warm again. In my bedroom, a draft crept in. Not sure where or how, but it was surely there. As frozen as a December night, numb in power. It was warmer when he was here, by my side, to hold me. But there comes a point in life where the colder season takes over. I just never thought it would happen so soon.

Zoom Out

my heart may beat, but am i really alive

Clutching a pillow to my chest, my head rolled against the pillow. Outstretching my hand, my arm ached, and I didn't know why. Lazily, I hit the alarm that had been grating my ears for some time now. Sitting up, my head fell limp as I close my eyes. Head in hand, I inhaled slowly, shakily. Breathe. I exhaled.
Alive, but empty. Blood freezing in my veins, I shivered, feeling a cold, dull pain rush through me. My finger clutched the sheets weakly. Hollowness filled me. The only thing I could feel was a persistent glow, an ache, where my heart lay, apparently beating.

Inky blackness filled the room, hues of off-white from the streetlights poured from where the curtains peeked open. Raindrops tapped hesitantly on the window that hung ajar. Even the breeze of the supposed storm was faint, enough to freeze but not enough to smash the rain against every crevace. The wind was as obscure as the...

don't touch natural beauties, just admire their grace | #SmilesforSpring3

hues of cream
and strawberry pink,
like paint on a canvas,
or a page filled with ink.
pigments of softness,
from peach to white,
caressing all petals
with glowing delight.

if flowers were a poem,
it would be slow,
like soft warm kisses
on days in the snow.
they would be a song,
blasting trumpets galore,
melodies rich with colour,
for all to adore.

please, step gently,
and watch where you tread.
you might just find your foot
stuck in a flowerbed.
if this is the case,
the sun will glower down,
disappearing under clouds, 
causing flowers to frown.

pick them from the ground,
leaving them gasping,
dead bodies in your palm
in which you are grasping.
don't pick what's not yours,
mother nature shakes her head
at the very thought of you
picking the flowers dead.

the lady's soliloquy | #onetrick(3)

Spirits! I call you, 
All foul and fair, 
So that I
May hover
Through filthy air.  
In the dark abyss
I screech and stare
Begging the light from above 
Won't show me bare.

Nourish my body
With the blackness of night,
Grant me this power
And rid me
Of my plight.
If the clouds crack open
An' shine doth God's light,
Even then will my black heart
Be never ever bright.

Release my body
From feminine charm,
My womanly curves,
Replaced with
Muscles on my arm.
Instead of giving
Reassurance and calm,
Allow me hurt,
To inflict generous harm.

Oh, how I wish for Macbeth
To incline thine ear,
Let me form 
The darkness and spirits
'to words for him to hear.
Am I not your wife, husband?
Whom you hold so dear?
Or are you too consumed,
By the overflowing fear?

You, oh spirits,
May think women weak,
But there is much
More to us than 
Being humble...

Writing Streak Challenge Week 1

Writing Streak, Week 1, Day 1


Plants growing on the window sill

For Abigail, age 15, of England, it gets harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning. Harder to drag her head of the pillow, leave the warm embrace of an endless blanket trail, braving the dreary day ahead. Sometimes she would lay in bed, long after she woke up, and think. She would think about many things: idle and surplus thoughts that swirled in her head, not needed or wanted, but still there. 

Due to recent developments, impacting people all over the world, she was not going to school. She would be thrilled if the circumstances were different, but she wasn't. She had no motivation, no need to get out of bed. She felt like she was waiting. Waiting for... something. Something to change. Because she wasn't changing in her house. Everything was the same. Everything was dull and lifeless. But with the sun pouring through the window, causing the curtains...

nowhere to run, nowhere to hide | #NinjasContest_3

Heat consumed my cheeks, stinging my skin with a red flush of discomfort. Hands shaking, feet shuffling from side to side, my head was in a haze. My thoughts were blurry; the only thing I could focus on was the humiliation. The embarrassment. My heart was in my head, pulsating, attacking all logic and all sense of reality. Judging faces stared at me, glowering over me. Perhaps they could hear my heartbeat too. Was it really that loud? Eyes flashing downwards, I couldn't meet with theirs. The prison bars of shame blocked me from doing so, and the chains of discomfort prevented me from moving. From running away, breaking free from the circle of ridicule and judgement. I am trapped in my mind. The only thing that makes sense are the tears streaming down my face. How could I let this happen?

locked up in a room full of thought about you | #inQuarantine(1)

Dearest friend,

I will never send this letter to you. There's too much I want to say and when I lay my eyes on you some day in the future, all these words will come rushing back. But you know I can't say them, as much as I want to. You know i can't.

Perhaps we are not friends. Are we more or are we less? We've had a strong bond for as long as I can remember, haven't we? Sometimes it felt like you and me against the world. I wonder if you ever felt the same.

Oh, by the way, I'm utterly in love with you.

At first I thought it was a crush. But infatuations are a different feeling than to love. I knew I loved you when I had to let you go. You went off with someone else, and you knew me and you could never be together. So I let you go, but my feelings...

After... After... After

i can't be with you, but i will

After weeks of dreaming of your touch, after looking deep in your eyes and hoping you felt the same, after hesitant lingering of fingertips on each others hands, after the hurt you never knew you caused me, and after the joy you infused inside of me, by a mere smile, I have finally arrived in your arms, never to leave the gentle warmth of your embrace, even if it meant losing everything else.

Novel Writing Competition 2019

shelter

"How do you feel?"

April's hands gripped into fists, enclosed around the comforting embrace of her blanket. Flickering to the window, her eyes made no eye contact with the woman facing opposite her. Her jaw remained tight, lips dry, the top stuck to the bottom due to lack of speech. She would've stayed like that forever. Besides, therapists annoyed her. 'How do you feel?' and 'Would you like to tell me?' Emotions are not tangible. They cannot be touched, spoken, or expressed. Feelings should not be understood or interpreted; they should be left alone. Feelings were not her priority. In the end they just mess everything up.

"April?"

She didn't flinch. Tip-tipping of rain on the window pane was the only thing on April's mind. Although the rain poured, lightning striked and thunder rumbled, April wanted to be outside. Instead of being entrapped in a room with a annoyingly caring stranger, pretending to be interested in her problems.

Of course, therapy...

Nature Takes the Stand

i was threatened, so my teeth were bared

I am only protecting myself.
I will only hurt you
When I feel threatened.
Or when you attack me.

You humans call it self-defense.
That's your excuse.
Can I use it too?

You call me a bad dog,
But I am good!
I have done nothing
But mind my own business.

But now my tail is between my legs.
My mouth is clapped shut
With the muzzle you put on me,
because I was a bad dog.

Bad dog.

Now children run away from me,
And hide behind their parents.
They use to want
To pet
And stroke
And love me.
You've taken that all away.

Your wondering what has
Gotten into me?
Why am I misbehaving?
Because you clamp my mouth
And shut me up
And neglect me
From the love
I crave.
I need.

Instead of throwing me a ball,
Or a stick to fetch.
You throw me to someone else,
With other dogs,
Away from...

Love After Love

will you wait for me

i can't love you,
if I haven't
learned
to love me.

so its not 
your fault.
it really isn't.
its mine.

i must learn to love
the shape that i am,
my figure,
my body.

you know i am discontented
with what i see
in the mirror.
insecurities.

i can't love you
because i can't expect
you to love
me.

 i thought home
meant being 
right here
in your arms.

but home is 
where the heart is.
and my heart is
still with me.

let me figure 
myself out.
find my place,
explore my thoughts.

let me learn
to love myself
just as you 
love me.

then, i will
arrive,
safe, back in
your arms.

will you wait for me?

flowers die when picked #Helpme2020

That day, my mamma and I went on a picnic. The sun felt warm as it shone on my skin. It was bright and illuminated the flowers that spread across the fields. Lots of colours: pinks, purples, yellows. I loved to play in the flowers, sometimes sit and watch them and their beauty. Feeling their petals with my fingers, my thumb grazing the softness, the petals felt like my mamma's soft hands. And the flower smelt like her hair. With my hands, I pulled a flower from the ground. It smiled at me in the sun. I rushed back to mamma and showed her the flower. 

"It's pretty and gentle like you, mamma. I got it for you."

My mamma smiled a little smile, and seemed to be pleased with my gift, until she said:

"But did you pull that out of the ground, dear? Out of its home, where it was planted and rooted?"

Looking back to where I...

Seven Delights

season my life with a pinch of sunlight

  1. I find myself thinking about him. Him. That one person that, whenever I think over our time we shared together in the past, I can't help but smile. I appreciate the aching, stretching, pulling of my cheeks as my lips turn upwards. All because my mind is inclined to him. That feeling is beautiful; knowing someone can make you that happy just by thinking about them.
  2. There are few moments in life that make my appreciate the bliss I find myself in. One of those moments is a cool, crisp morning, outside where it is foggy and frosty, but sunny and bright. Sometimes I like to walk outside and get lost in my own world, whilst admiring the real one. Wrapped up in a scarf, coat, and a cosy jumper, I feel free yet safe in natures arms as the wind embraces my body. It is a refreshing feeling, and makes me feel alive yet calm and content.
  3. I'm thinking...

insomnia | #apoemaday27

Eyelids pulling
Down, down down,
Slowly drooping, 
Falling to the natural
State of slumber.
If only my unconscious could
Seep in, take over
The horrors of reality.
My eyes are closed
Taped together,
Shut and heavy.
Even so,
I cannot sleep.
The horrors continue
Forever.


Take me away
Conceal me. 
Where there is 
Darkness
Of the mind,
There is brightness
In my heart. 
Please
Grant me sleep,
A chance to
Dream
A chance to fly away
Forever.

Begging my mind
To give in
To absorb
My slumber wish.
Grant me
The blackout of
The soul!
But I am
Too tired,
Far too tired,
To fall asleep.
So I lay awake
Forever.

earl and king | #apoemaday23

If you hesitate, it can be fatal. 
Like chess.


Hand wobbling, teeth gnashing.
I smile, mocking,
For you have no clue 
How to play,
The game of life. 
If you struggle at chess 
You are sure to fail at
Survival.

Those bound by superficial rules,
Who do not use their pawns
To the utmost,
Are fools.


Want my advice?
Use your pawns.
They are at your disposal,
But are valiant and
Surprisingly heroic.
They can save the day,
Do whatever you say,
Even if it costs them
Everything.

Like humble, loyal
Little dogs,
Starry-eyed dreamers who mean
To please you alone.
Desperate for use
And appraisal.
They don't care if they die,
So long as you win...

But, ahh, checkmate.
You should've been
Concentrating.
Am I
A meticulous planner?
A master-mind?
Perhaps, though
It doesn't matter.

I'm not the one with the gun
To the head.
I am the victorious King.
So give up, give in. 
I've won.

Writing for Children Competition 2020

The Humble Bumblebee

On a summer's afternoon, as bright as can be, sat atop a flower was a great big bumblebee. 

He had black and yellow stripes, which suited him well, some said he was the greatest bee, but only time would tell.

This big bumblebee was proud, and thought himself 'the best.' He claimed to everybody that he was better than the rest.

Bee flew up to his friends: Spider, Butterfly and Ant, and wondered why they were sitting on a little lowly plant.

"You should be high up in the sky, ontop of a tall flower! You can see everything up there; its like a high tower!"

To this Butterfly responded, "Spider and Ant can't climb that high. And the only ones that can fly are you and I."

Butterfly was beautiful, her wings were blue and red. Bee noticed her beauty, which is why he said:

"Then you and I can fly there. You and I alone. We can sit...

we are alive here in death valley | #apoemaday19

there was light
then darkness
overwhelming the senses
consuming my body
indulging my fingertips
with electric, tangible
evil.

red and black
is all I see
like scars and bruises
like lipstick and mascara
distorted and blurred
my vision is twirling
numb and senseless.

astonishing heat,
is that fire?
is that smoke I smell,
devouring my nostrils
engulfing my lungs?
am I getting high
on the fire's poison?

i feel full
and yet I want more
food, money, pleasures
of life
fizzy distorted desires
bubbling like
liquid fire.

is this the afterlife
I was promised?
the fire hungrily
demolishes my
devasted body:
the beginning
or the end?

you know what you're doing | #apoemaday17

Your betrayal stings
Like a thorn in the flesh,
Digging in, constant and sharp.
You have no consideration
Of my heart.

I would say there is
No compassion left for you,
But that will be a very big lie.
But to admit this to you?
No, I'd rather die.

You are a traitor,
You're with her now, you see.
My love for you goes on forever,
Even though we are still
Not together.

Sometimes I watch
You too laughing, meticulously
Staring at your mocking smiles.
It seems to me that
She flirt to beguile. 

She, with her deep brown eyes
Perfect orbs of shining deception,
Staring right back into your blue.
All her focus, and all of mine,
Is constantly fixated on you.

You shouldn't be flattered,
Your ego is big enough,
I know your know of my desire.
But these may never spark true,
So the are set afire.

Destroyed and broken
Like my soul, like my heart.
Bruised,...

tiresome life of luxury | #apoemaday11

A lady like myself
Prefers the finest of things.
Like perfumes and makeup,
Necklaces and rings.
We wear the richest of silk,
And the most delicate of lace.

Embroidered the feet to neck,
Makeup on my face.
My crinoline is wide,
And my corest is tight.
I look as pretty as I can be,
With my smile shining bright.

Us ladies are made this way
To look pretty for the many men.
We dress up, go to balls,
And then do it all over again.
Sometimes I'm sick of this life,
It is not enough for me.
But being gentle, pretty, perfect,
Is all a lady can be.

be mine | #apoemaday9

You shouldn't be with her;
You should be with me.
I have put it as
Simple as can be.
How can you not see
Our love is not carefree,
But its deeper than the sea,
Profound as love can be.

But you are with her,
And I am left alone.
There she sits
On her seat, her throne
Right next to your own.
The sight that I have known
Hits my chest like a stone.
My love for you has grown.

Leave her for me.
I'll be better, I swear.
And our kisses
We will share
Will be lighter than air.
My hands dragging through your hair
It is a privilege I wish to bare.
Will you let me be there?

reality star | #apoemaday6

I've had plastic surgery,
Now there is no wrinkle in sight.
My face is as stiff as it is plain
But at least I'm out of my plight.
Making expressions doesn't feel the same,
And my skin is, well, skin-tight.

I've tried different products,
On my rather unsightly face,
But none of them seem to perform,
To enhance my so-called 'grace.'
So instead I do well to adorn
My body with silks and lace.

I've had a lot of money,
Spent it on many random things,
Mainly to impress my fake friends,
Like jewles, broaches and rings.
They only like me for my money, looks and trends,
Which is why my heart still stings.

Star Wish

foreverglow

There was a some sort of magic wildness in the war the stars splayed themselves out in the sky. 

Spreading, sprinkling. Like icing sugar sprinkled on a cake, making it sweet. Like a screen cleaner on a car, spurting and spreading over the glass, making it shine. Like a spray can freckling the graffiti art on the wall, making it alive. 

Stars are sweet. Clean. Alive.

Sweet like a sweet friend. A friend that you can count on, a friend you can always rely on. A friend you look up to, who shines out in the darkness of the world around you. Surely enough, you can rely on the stars. You know they are there for you in the darkest of times.

Shining like a pearly white teeth on a cheesy 90s toothpaste advert. Grin brightly, show your teeth, smile at the camera! Although, sometimes, you don't want to. In a world of darkness, why would you want to smile?...

young and stupid #apoemaday5

Can it not be so?

My love, it cannot be.
A single brush of our fingertips
Is enough to make me see.
You are the one I wish to hold,
The one that keeps me warm,
Hushing away the empty cold. 

So why can it not be?

My love, it is madness.
The very words of love we utter
Does not drive away my sadness.
I am seldom enough for you,
You all deserving lover of mine.
Know that my love remains true.

You are good enough for me. How can you not see?

My love, it is impossible.
Only a miracle will convince me
Otherwise, I'll remain miserable.
Go, find yourself another girl,
A girl prettier, lovelier, richer than I,
For I do not even own a pearl.

Riches mean nothing to me. Say you will be mine!

My love, it has to be done.
You are a boy of sparkling beauty,
And I used to think you were...

she enchants, she inspires #apoemaday4

she is strange,
and she never seeks to change, 
even though onlookers
exchange
looks over her
fierce disarrange.

she is wild,
and she never speaks mild,
yet she managed to
beguile me,
through a single
smile.

she is fire,
and she enchants; she inspires.
all the more reason to
inquire
after the one I 
​admire.

Bonus Round ( PureHeart )

For Okapi's partner round in the competition.

aura | #apoemaday2

Be gentle as they go
Wondering from me.
They say I'm mental,
But they'll never know
That I see what
They don't see.

Her aura is strong
If only she knew
The fizzle of red sparks
Played out like a song.
She is a beauty
Surrounded by her hue.

His aura is calm,
He knows it well.
Gentle and soft
As I read his palm.
I fell deep in love;
Under his spell.

Clairvoyance is grace.
All my senses: increase.
But my sixth sense
I fervently embrace.
All these colours make
Wonders never cease.
 

beyond touch #apoemaday1

we don't need to touch,
nor kiss,
nor feel,
but a mere look
of the eyes
ignities a spark
that can heal.

gaze gentle,
blue eyes hiding
behind a cast shadow 
of eyelashes.
you seem shy, love,
but your 
fire is still aglow.

how I wish
to touch those
lips,
slightly parted
soft and
smooth on
my fingertips.

sparks do fly,
do you see them
too?
words will 
never show
my feelings
for you.

YOU in threes

me

Three quirks or idiosyncrasies.
  • I have a brownish-blackish spot on my upper right cheek, just below my eye. Some call it a 'beauty mark,' though I just call it an inconvenience. It's like Leonardo da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa, and then saying, "Let's put a black spot on her face!" 
  • The only things that come naturally to me is sadness and writer's block.
  • I wear makeup, but keep it natural. That's why no one notices.

Three adjectives your peers would use to describe you.
  • Intelligent (apparently.) They assume this because I am good at English. It's funny how they never notice that I do horrifically bad in other subjects, such as Mathematics or Science. If one were to call me intelligent, I don't agree with them, but rather say "I may only be clever in my field of interest. But that is all. If I'm not interested in something, I won't do it, and my brain refuses to...

the wonder of the wanderer

There is a compelling madness in the world. It is chaotic yet enticing, and in amongst the very wildest of things there is joy; a joy that satisfies your yearning curiosity. 

When I was a little girl, I was put on a leash. Well, not a leash. I wore reins as a child, because, apparently, I was a wanderer. the outside world excited me; I was drawn to everything and nothing. A single leaf which danced its way down to the ground from an average oak tree was a marvel in itself. A rock with rough features, and yet somehow smooth to the touch: fascinating. The very way the sun hid its radiant smile behind its friends - the clouds - was endearing.

Is the sun shy? I wondered. Perhaps I can make it smile again.

And there I went. While my parents chatted to other squabbling parents, I ran to a little tree that I was able to climb....

timeless love #writerswords for Category 1

Darling, hold my
Withered hand.
Lace your fingertips
Between my own.
Your finger prints
A tough brissle
On my weak skin;
It is the best feeling
I have known.

We've grown old
Though I very seldom
Feel it.
The spark of your
Love
Ignites a youth so
Blissful.
We share a love made for
Eternity; I am ever sure.

Time is treachereous:
An inevitable change.
Summer to Winter,
Young to old.
Oh, how cruel
Is life, from which
People yearn for death.
But our love will forever hold.

I wipe your 
Tears away,
Soothing your aches
Of the heart. 
I knew
From the start
We'll be together
Till we part. 

concealer | #beautyofessence

Many people have told me that I'm beautiful on the inside and out... they were only right about one.

Hesitantly gazing at the mirror, I braved seeing the sight before me.

Hair, neither curly, wavy, or straight, a confused distortion of fluff and split-ends sat on my head. No matter what I did with it, nothing would tame my locks to an inch of perfection. No hairbands, hair grips, scrunchies, combs, hairsprays. 

Skin looking battered, dry and pale, worn from foundation, and hidden beneath the mask I would parade about in. The façade that made me look at least presentable in a society full of judging eyes and cruel comments. 

Dull, tired eyes piercing my soul as a watched the reflection. The blues and greys clashed together, a violent storm inside my iris. You could see my soul through my eyes. Look close enough, you could see the fear. A cascade of emotions filling its way to my tearducts, in...

Word Collage

ardent love

Do I love you?
My God, if your love were a grain of sand,
Mine would be a universe of beaches.

You must allow me to tell you
How ardently
I admire and love you.

I find my place between your arms
And in between your
tender kisses.

It was not my lips you kisssed,
But my soul.

I want you to know that 
You have been the 
Last dream
Of my soul.

embroidered with petals | Round Three

she swims beneath the curtains
of the silken surface above,
seldom making ripples
in the river she dwells in.

gracing me with her presence
lissome yet curvaceous,
perfection is her name,
yes, her with the angelic face.

wide eyes supposedly pure,
tainted with innocent desires.
hidden allure, full pink lips
of luscious, tender softness.

cascade of brown locks,
pouring, tumbling, only to glisten.
embroidered with petals in which
Mother Nature's thread weaves.

my nymph ceased to linger
in the dullness of reality,
coy artistry lurking, hiding
beneath the silk of water.

Your View

Teenagers Must Know

  1. I have an important view on life. Life is precious, but precarious when experience heart-break, stress anxiety. You are life and you matter. So if you feel like giving up, don't. I love you. Your family loves you. People still love you and has the ability to be loved. 
  2. Social Media should be controlled in terms of trolling and cyberbullying. Social media sights should take a serious stand and should not be tolerating this type of behaviour. So many people have committed suicide because of other people's stupid remarks. 
  3. Everyone is beautiful. Everyone has an individual aspect of their personality that is beautiful. You could be the ugliest person in the world, but that shouldn't matter if your kind. 
  4. There is always someone there that loves the real you. Just because known to be unlikeable for whatever reason, whether people think you're ugly, fat, too serious, too happy. 
  5. Genuine, good, kind-hearted still exist. There are just very few left on...

relapse | Round Two

Wrinkled smile
Over candle-lit dinner,
Lines in her face
Etching deeper still.
Skin hardened
By age, by time.
Yet she wore her
Many, many years,
Like a crown of beauty.

My memory is blurry,
Indistinguishable.
Mornings I wake up
Not to recollect
My own name.
Though I remember hers.
Recalling our first encounter.
The natural fall of leaves,
Tumbling, tumbling down.
'You have a leaf
In your hair, my dear.'
Sparks flew in the wind.

Dread, O how I dread
Not to clasp her frail
Shaking hands in my own
Forever. 
Time is finite,
Death inevitable.
I ignored this
And continue to do so,
Though our fate takes us all
In the end.

Ignorance
Is bliss, or so I thought.
Leaning on my
Walking frame,
Contorted figure
Bent over, burdening the metal
With my frustration,
Agitation,
And yet still
Stubborn determination.

Excruciating stupidity,
My mind remained.
Constant reassurance
That age was a myth.
My heart told me
'We are still 
Young...

Trick or Terror (Round One)

Halloween is the most scariest night of the year. There is no questioning that. This night welcomes crime into every neighborhood, and it gives people a chance to scare kids, or worse, take them. For this reason and many others Alison was outraged when her husband told her that her kids had gone Trick or Treating alone.

Would you send your kids to a random strangers house so they can ask for candy? Any parent in their sanity would not. So what makes it okay to send your children out at nighttime every October 31st? 

 Alison refused to eat. She refused to drink, she refused to watch TV, she refused to relax. All she could do was gaze out of the window, watching other children go by, dressed as zombies, ghosts, skeletons, the lot.

"Stupid holiday," Alison sighed anxiously under her breath. "Stupid occasion." She felt like the Scrooge of Halloween, sneering at the children as they went by cackling, giggling at each others costumes and...

Album Review Competition 2019

Artemis - Lindsey Stirling

  What is music? For me, music is more than just lyrics to a song or latching on to a catchy chorus. For me, music is a feeling. An emotion. You don't have to have lyrics to a song to take something away from it. Nor does it have to be in the Charts in order for music to be worth something. No. Music is much more than that.

  Lindsey Stirling is an electric violinist, and was best known for being on America's Got Talent, which boosted her career despite not making it through to the semi-finals and recieving harsh criticism from some of the judges. Playing to the songs she wrote herself, Lindsey dances expressively, never missing a beat as she fills the air with her music. It seems almost impossible to do so perfectly. Dancing gracefully, with her poised elegance and unrivaled energy, she manages to play intricate and complex notes on the violin smoothly, not...

Arctic Dreams

summer skies

My mind holds the picture of rolling hills, tumbling from flower to corn, corn to soil. Twirls of the imagination only imitate the sun's rays as they shine on the life of my little village. May the clarity and crisp nature of my environment never cease so that I may continue on dreaming.

Life: Chore, Routine, Trap.

Sometimes I'd like to think that adults understand. That they, perhaps, can look back to the past and try to remember what it was like to be a teenager. But it is fundamentally impossible. All adults seem to say 'You don't know how lucky you are,' or, 'You're living the best years of your life!' Well, if we are living the 'best years of our life' then why are we wasting these years at school, hunched over a desk, learning stuff we're probably never going to use again for the rest of our lives.

I think of my parents, who have probably got better things to do than listen to me complain about school, people, and life as a whole. But the least they can do is cut me some slack. I've got exams in one ear, and pursuing higher education in the other. Does it look like I want to be studying until my mid-twenties? If fellow students want...

Tweets of Self-Respect

A Balance

There is a thin line between being a narcissist and a pushover. That line is the balance of self respect, as well as the earned respect of others. You don't want to respect yourself so much that it clouds your vision of the needed respect of others. But then, you don't want to respect others so much that you lose yourself, and forget your way. Everything in moderation. Everything should be balanced.

One-Liner

Too Little Time To Worry

     I find myself ironically worrying about how little time we all have; why do I waste this precious time fretting, doubting and regreting?

Flash Fiction Competition 2019

A Gun To The Head

         Betrayal.

         
Flurries of colour. Shades of red and blue clashing together on a blank canvas. Goosebumps prickling at my skin as I sweat and shiver. Everything flashes before me; the good, the bad, the ugly, and him. His soft chuckle lulling in my ear; his scent of cologne and leather lingering in the air. His kiss I still taste on my chapped, quivering lips. My feelings, a kaleidoscope: heart-wrenching, hands shaking, and fingers that once interlocked with his. I see everything and nothing: him.

         But sometimes the person you'd take the bullet for is the one pulling the trigger.

Universal Knowledge

Tolerance

Conflict of interests tends to tear people apart, but the universal language tolerance brings hope for humanity closer; maybe we will all learn to get along.

Lunar Phrases

Moon / Girl

The moon was a girl;
Perfect, cresent grin,
A playful shine in her eye.
Like the moon, she
Illuminated the path of life
And ignited hope
On darkened nights.
The girl was the moon.

Unrecognizable

Shivering, I felt someones arms wrap around my small, vulnerable frame. Ahh, they were my own. Deprived of the warmth and comfort my body craved for, my back unconsciously jolted upright, leaning against a cold, hard wall. Greatly fatigued, with my eyelids persistent on remaining closed, in hopes of falling into slumber again, my eyebrows furrowedx in discomfort. 

I knew I wasn't anywhere familiar. Not at my house, on my plump sofa, wrapped up in various blankets and fabrics, the TV still churring on, with little Mittens pawing at my face, meowing at me to wake up and cuddle her. Not at my parents house, where there was a constant lingering smell of oversweetened perfume, sitting on the rocking chair with the sound of the ceiling fan from above. Not at my office, on the spinning chair that never failed to amuse me, with the top half of my body slumped over my desk, drooling on the stacks of...

Sijo

Unrequited

He captured my heart and locked it up, throwing away the key.
I look at him with emotion, but he has no eyes for me.
My heart is wrenching, contorting, aching: please set my heart free.

Fantasy Writing Competition 2019

Hollow

Abundantly, the rain fell down, an unfortunate cascade of indigo droplets. The Fairies and winged Elves shrunk and hid under giant leaves, or beneath the flower beds. Damaging their wings was the last thing they wanted. The raindrops reflected the evening sky; the sun had set, leaving an eerie, purple glow curling through the clouds. It was unusual for it to be raining at this hour. Perhaps the Gods were crying again, Lottie hummed to herself at the thought. I wonder who's died this time.

Lottie was a Fairy too. Shrinking and hiding wasn't her go-to plan when it started to rain. Climbing atop an evergreen tree, she sat beneath a long branch, which ensured her shelter from the poisonous raindrops.

The Gods tears were poisonous in Yosswold, the land in which Fairies and Elves live in harmony. In their teardrops hold the emotions - wrath and torment - which are foriegn to faries and elves. Exposing your wings to...

Q&A #PUREHEART: Answers!

And here are your answers, for those of you who have asked questions previously. Hope the answers satisfy you. I have left some questions out that I don't feel comfortable sharing on the internet, because they are kind of personal. So don't get offended if I leave some of your questions out; its just the way I feel. Hope you enjoy reading these! My apologies in advance for any spelling mistakes I may have made...


@Gray_1604
1. How would you describe yourself in three words?
Empathetic, Considerate, Imaginative. 

2. If you were famous for something, what would it be for?
Hopefully for writing a novel. It's a big dream of mine to become a writer, and even though it probably won't happen, that's what it would be if I were famous for something. Well, either that or marrying one of my celebrity crushes *snorts* Do you see that happening? Nah, me neither...

3. Fire or Ice?
Ahh, the ultimate question....

Returning

Different

"You like what I've done with the place?"

She noticed the sofas had changed. Brown leather recliners that looked like it would squeak rubbing against any material. Small red cushions sat in the centre decoratively, neatly put in size order. It certainly smelt of leather, too. Leather and perfume. You know, the type of perfume that old ladies used to wear when they were getting ready for their big Bingo night. A overpowering, flowery scent that made Jane grimace tremendously. 

And it was cold. Freezing. Jane knew the radiators would be working, and yet her friend never had the thought to put them on. Jane pulled on the sleeves of her sweater, shivering uncomfortably. 

The picture frames hung in rows, each with images of flower pots, painted with milky water colours. The floor, Jane noticed, was not a carpet anymore, but now tiled, and by the sofas lay a huge, fluffy, hideous rug. 

"Uh, it's different."

Jane knew she...

Q&A #PUREHEART

Hey writers of the world!

I've seen a lot of people do these question and answers things, and thought I'd give it a try. 

So, whether you sincerely want to get to know me, or are just bored and want to contribute to someones happiness, questions are much appreciated. You can ask as much questions as possible, I really don't mind. Go crazy! 

And don't be shy. You don't have to ask questions about my writing; it can be about hobbies, fandoms, likes and dislikes, personality. Anything you want. I will try and answer all your questions as soon as possible, but don't be offended if I miss some of your questions out. 

Comment below! Can't wait to here from you guys!

Food Writing Competition 2019

When In Rome

I don't know whether its the fat girl in me or not, but everytime I reminisce about past family holidays, my memories linger on the food I indulged in. 

My Family like to travel to a variety of places, to 'expand our horizons' and appreciate different cultures and experiences. Like when we went to Rome, about 3 years ago. There is so much historical life there; the artefacts, unique buildings, the Colesseum. Thinking back to that holiday makes my heart rejoice! But then, my mind wanders to the first night.

Our arrival in Rome was slow. Our taxi drove past the streets, filled with bustles of people outside pubs and restaurants. Most of the walls were splattered to an inch of its life with graffiti, though it looked more like chaotic art. Light-headed and dizzy, starting to heat up in the back see of the taxi, the only thing on my mind was food. Our stomachs were beginning to digest...

The Stable Boy

So most of the time I spend shovelling hay about the stables. I tend to the horses when their not being used; I feed them, wash them, brush them. They are fascinating warriors; such gentle spirits. They want to be free, galloping in the meadow, the gushing wind racing through their fur. They are independant, steadfast, and yet they love being looked after, cared for. Or maybe I just have a way with them.

Of course, when I'm not shovelling hay and tending to the horses, I shovel their feces. Ha, not so fun, but it needs to be done. And who better to do this job than a stable boy? The stench is evil and reeks of impurities darker than coal. Even when I am out of the stable, the smell still lingers. I try well to not look like I have a permanant grimace on my face, especially when I come face to face with one of my...

0-9

0-9

0 - Lifeless. Barely scratching the surface of what could exist. Limited possibility; limited hope.

1 - Weakness. Struggling to spark uniqueness, yet failing to meet withvexpectations. Simple, boring, alone.

2 - Manipulative. Gets their own way. Like a metal rod being heated, and manipulated, into the shape of a hook. Its dangerous, but helpless now.

3 - Fearless. Running away from problems, over tall mounds, high hills, and never once looking back.

4 - Coordinated. High-maintenance, intense, ready to point the finger at mistakes and inferiorities. 

5 - Independent. Does its own thing, with no regrets, not once turning back.

6 - Youth. Innocence; inexperienced. No insecurities and no mistakes made.

7 - Punctual. Ontime, and very much straight to the point.

8 - Creative. Likes to accessorise, especially with belts, and is determined not to look like the others.

9 - Logical. The only one who notices that this list is totally pointless and makes no sense.

Grey Colour #Sweetlybitter

The sun shone, and the smell of flowers were sweet. Spring never looked so glorious. In every corner, every crack in the stone path, every nook inside a hollow tree, flowers persisted; flowers bloomed. Daffodils, tulips, sunflowers. Magnolias, blossoms, wisterias.

The skirt of my dress dragged through the meadow of colour. My eyes soaked up the scene of beauty; it was hard to take in. Such vivid colours that ignited so much emotion, so much feeling into my soul. 

Blue. Like his perfect eyes. A stunning vibrance. A determined sharpness. When he stole me a glance, my heart fluttered, my breath hitched. How could I not stare? Stare into the wild pools of chaotic bliss, when they were staring right back at me.

My eyes became misty; blinded by tears.

Pink. Like his luscious lips. Reminding me of their softness, their perfect shape. Pulling into a kind grin whenever he made me blush. Oh, and the way they felt on...

Bread and Light

Nourishing

What Nourishes Me?
  • Disney- And 99.9 percent of the Earth's population will agree with me on this. Lets face it, Disney is slowly taking over the world of Media. They've already taken Marvel; what else are they going to take?! They've also, undeniably, taken our hearts. Through song, humour, sadness and optimism, Disney brings out the best in us. Despite dark origins of certain Disney films, the protagonists and sometimes even antagonists are relatable and teach us many things. For this, I am grateful. 
  • My dog- He may not be a puppy anymore, but he is still as cute in my eyes. My fluffy, adorable pup has a very interesting personality. He is a chihuahua, but at first glance, you wouldn't take him to be. This is because he has longer hair than usual, and is also getting chubby! My dog 'nourishes' me because when I have a row with my family or life isn't treating me too well, he...

Some Flowers Are Born Without Petals

Some flowers are born without petals.

Flowers are said
To bloom
With rich intricacy
And grace.
But whom
Would ever think
There would be a flower
With no face.

I hide away,
Nothing to see here.
I hide
So you can't find me.
But its all clear
Now
That my secret
Is free.

For some flowers
Are born
Without petals.
Oh!
How they scorn
At my bare
Broken figure
With no beauty to grow.

Invisible Cities

Ŕıøţ

Th city of Ŕıøţ is not for the faint of heart. A place where destruction prevails, and a place where no adult is allowed. Teenagers roam the streets. They are free; they do what they want.
The clock lying in the clocktower had been dismantled ages ago. Time stands still here now. The teens have no worries of growing up and being thrown out into the real world by the time their 20, because time has the favour of youths. 

That's why its always night time. The darkness covers a multitude of sins and secrets. Perfect; no one here to catch you. No one cares if you have killed anyone, oh no. If you have claimed you have killed someone in Dexter's Pub, they give you a beer on the house. Quite handy if you've got no lose change, or if you've been mugged in the way.

Everyone is entitled to a house, free of charge, because, hey, where are...

Pain

Dear Pain,

I believe I am not worth such torment. Try and pick on someone who can take it. I tolerate you like Mothers tolerate their boisterous children. You pester me with lies and doubts. Am I really not good enough? Why do my family still love me, then? My friends haven't left me.

Yet.

There was that voice again. It was Pain. Lingering in my mind. I fought on, my hands shaking as I wrote.

Perhaps you just wish to be an inconvenience. A doubt that curls and strangles every nerve and every cell of my being. It will not do, and yet I carry on with you inside me. I have made a success of myself, even though you are still sneering and mocking from my shoulder. You can't win. You know it. I have all I need and you can't take any of that away from me!

You don't have a lover though.

I paused. The corners...

Imperfections

love your imperfections.

Perfect imperfections.

I love your natural obligation to behave boisterously, with that impish smirk stretched across your face; oh, you break my heart. I love your headstrong attitude, and your constant need to puff up your pride. 

Because, I know that your wrong, and your pride is just another mere excuse to impress me. Well, I'm not impressed yet!

Though I do love the way you keep your feelings to yourself, and pretend you don't care. It is an unhealthy habit, but I love it because you can't fool me. For everyone has the same feelings inside them. The only difference there seems to be is that of expressing such feelings. I love this because I know I am the only one you are comfortable enough to talk to about these feelings. Well, once I've pushed enough buttons, of course.

It is not a burden, but a priviledge! To be the only one you can...

Arabian Nights

The eastern wind whisked up the dust, the small specks of sand howling past empty streets. Golden in colour was the sand that visited every tramp and streetrat laying on the street, who would gaze upon the fine mass of sand, only wishing it was gold. 

Day turns to night. The market salesmen starts to pack up, the colour of the streets fading away. Each cloth, scarf, wrap, vibrant with colours of pink, purple, red, and weaved with the finest of fake gold lace, beguiling the untrained eyes with glitz. Each clothing for the prettiest of girls bejewled with cheap sequins which only shine during the daylight. Now that it was night, the glamour had gone, the colours dimmed, and there was not a sparkle left in sight.

The ghost of the moon's silhouette barely touching the sky, with indigo clouds licking at its sides. All was quiet.

Apart from the magic carpet!

Like heaven's embroidered cloth, intwined with golden...

Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Introvert

All I want is understanding.

I do hate parties.
A place where I am
Expected to make small talk
To people who are not
Respected. No,
Not at all. 
They squawk like fools
About their day,
Though I hadn't even asked,
With nothing else
Left to say, nothing else
To show for 
Themseleves.

Strangers like these,
They disinterest me.
I try well to please
With the fake smile
Stretched on my face.
I do beguile these ones;
I hope I do.
My voice laced with cold
Civility,
Holding my scold
With no choice.
My need to leave just
Grew.

The last thing I want
To be
Is boring.
With such vast ideas
Swarming in my brain,
It stings when I
Can't express them.
When I try to,
I leave people snoring.
Never once have I made
A good first
Impression.

Me, I have feelings too:
Embroidered like
A fine women's gown.
Just because
My face 
Holds little emotion,
Does not...

#ListenFirst

Mute

I wish I was mute.

Then, I could refrain from my wild, obstinate, unruly speech! Speaking at the wrong time, and standing up for what I believe in certainly takes its toll. I am passionate. I wouldn't say I am headstrong, but I do believe when there is a moral duty, something needs to be said. I am not always right. Sometimes just staying quiet is more respected than speaking up.

Or am I mistaken? Standing out and being different is a good thing. So if everyone was silent, would you not speak up in the defense of righteousness? Of course, the displeasure of getting shut down by someone runs cold. Everyone should have a say, but not everyone has the ears to listen to others.

I prefer listening to speaking. Especially is I am fascinated by someone. Captivated by their expressions, their manner of speaking, the rhythm of their moving lips. They don't have to be eloquent; even socially...

Self-Respect

Self Worth

  1. Have the everlasting determinatio to help others. Even through struggles of your own, trying to put yourself out for other people can make you feel happy about yourself, and you develop a new satisfaction for life. 
  2. Open-mindedness is key. Do be narrow-minded! In other words, don't be in your own little bubble when it comes to views, beliefs and general differences. Embrace differences in others and tolerate the variety of views that perhaps contradict your own. You might learn something new!
  3. Control your personailty. Personalities are different for all people, and thats great! There's such a diversity in peoples manners and behaviour. But some personality traits don't get on well with others. If you yourself have noticed this, you should reel in and control some traits and personality habits you may have picked up, so that you do not offend others. Then, at least you can say you have tried.

Bookshelf

Good Reads

The Declaration
by Gemma Malley.

Genre: A dystopian fiction, set in the year of 2140.
Synopsis: The protagonist, Anna, should not be here. She is a Surplus. Living in Grange Hall, where all Surplus' are battered with rules. These rules have to be obeyed in order to make up for breaking the biggest rule of all: being born. Things start to change in Grange Hall. A boy, Peter, disrupts the submissive behaviour expected from Surplus children. Starting tell Anna shocking things from the outside world, Anna learns to question rules. But will she learn to break them?
My opinion: Normally, I very much dislike futuristic books, and like to stick with historical fictions. But this book as completely changed my perspective, so much that I have also read the sequel. Once I had finished this book, there was this strange, overwhelming feeling of satisfaction. Perhaps, I felt connected with the book? If you are curious for more, this book is...

#Feathers Contest Results!

~time has come ~ 

Ready for the #Feathers results? Good! All of you guys did very well and I love your enthusiasm to write. I decided not to do honourable mentions this time because I really wanted to narrow down the winners.

Here are my winners:

1st Place: 
The Bubbling Pen 
with ' Camaraderie 
I absolutely love it! I really wasn't expecting anyone to come up with such a unique idea! You have some really great ideas, and the fact you linked to trench warfare made it so interesting. I love history, but it is very rare for a historical story to be both historically accurate, but also captivating in its context. You did just both. I had tears in my eyes toward the end. Your description from start to finish was perfect; not overloaded, but a justified amount, keeping it interesting throughout. Well done! A well deserved win!
 (you can find the piece here: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/107831/version/205376 )

2nd Place: 
Opal Drop ...

Love is Blind

   
     three steps away from perfection.

Feeling your cold hands covering my eyes
Still; guarding me from

A special surprise.

   One step.

Giggling with ease, you guide my footfall
Still; getting closer,
I am enthralled.

   Two steps.

Glowing red as my cheeks burn bright, aching
Still; you have my trust,
And undying love.

   Three steps.

      Perfection.

Strength

Courage us not the absense of fear,

       And fear is not the meaning of weakness.

Contest Time! #Feathers

Hi everybody!

Are you ready for another contest? Me too! So excited! Since the last contest went down quite well, I feel like its time for another!

Prompt: So the prompt is 'Feathers.' I know its really random, but this is a chance to show off what ideas you've got! You can use 'feathers' as a prompt, suggest it once in your piece, or base your piece around it. To enter this competition officailly, the title of the piece must contain your title and #Feathers, so I can identify it as being part of my competition.

Word Limit: 500 words or less. I'm rasiing the word count a little bit, because last time I could tell people had amazjng ideas and would've beneifitted from expanding those ideas. 

Type: Creative writing. You can also do Poetry.

Genre: Any genre: fantasy, historical, action, romance, and so on. Just steer away from non-fiction, please! 

Due date: 27th March, would be nice. So don't worry,...

Too Late


    I think, the day mankind solves their problems,
      would be the day the earth implodes.

Phenomenal Woman

Woman, So Great

She's the type of woman you see in fairytales.

A wreath of beauty she wears on her head;
Twigs and leaves intwined with gold.
Her face, full of youth, and her lips ruby red,
And hands, for her lover, ready to hold.

She's the type of woman you see in superhero films.

Sweating profusely and gritting her teeth,
She goes about her daily missions.
Make up - no disguise - for what is underneath;
She's a fighter, she's a hero, with many ambitions.

She's the type of woman you see in my house.

Cooking, cleaning, she endures it all,
She really doesn't compare with any other.
Her duties and deeds, however small,
Are great to me, for she is my Mother.

Love in Words

Dear Future Husband

Dear Future Hsuband,

I can't wait to marry you. I know, for sure, you'll be the one for me. I can already see the sparks flying as we gaze into each others arms, and goosebumps tickling with every touch of our hands. You don't need to wait for Valentine's Day to tell me you love me. Surprise me; do it now! I know you'll be the romantic type, even without me having to ask. You'll be buying my flowers on my worst days, and kissing me to make the pain go away. I'd I'll keep trying to make you feel the same way you make me feel. I hope you'll feel the same way about me. I dearly do. 

I love you
 xxx

Book Review Competition 2019

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen, although having died over two hundred years ago, has inspired people to write about her, reimagine her novels, and have marvelled at her works.

Jane was born in Stevenson, England, in 1775. Born into an affectionate family of eight, with six brothers and one sister, she favoured her only sister, Cassandra, whom she became very attatched to and viewed her as her closest companion. For two years, Jane went to boarding school to master needlework, dancing, French, drawing, and spelling, all training to produce marriageable and agreeable young women. This social atmosphere and feminine identity Jane did not like, and therefore skillfully ridiculed in her many works of fiction.

In Jane's novels, she tackles the social injustices of her time: sexual discrimination, financial struggles, lower and upper classes. These themes makes her writing a marvel, and all the more interesting to read. The focus on human beings - how they interact, behave, what relationships they develop - really brings to...

Insecurity

Lathering on makeup,
Like I'm expected to do.
Pressures of society;
Yet no one has a clue.

   Insecurity

How do I look?
Would I impress him?
Does he like my eyes,
Or the colour of my skin?

   Insecurity

I've gone quite fat,
Shall I cancel my date?
All because
I've gained weight?

   Insecurity

Beauty Is Skin Deep

 
Beauty is skin deep.


Deeper than the cuts;
The bruises
Laying upon 
My freckled, beaten
Skin.
When one abuses
Another;
It is a sin.
It is a sin.

Beauty is skin deep.

Deeper than the waters
Of the sea,
Where mermaids roam.
And she
Beneath the blue foam
She lies
Wandering who flies
Above the surface.
Above the surface.

Beauty is skin deep.

Deeper than your voice,
The croak of your laugh.
You rejoice over
Little things.
The things you spoke
Once before
Still brings me delight;
It is you I adore.
It is you I adore.

Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Winter Jumper

Heaven's entwined wool.
As smooth as a caress,
Like a kiss in the night.
Yet as white as my wedding dress.
And as soft as the angel's bless'.
The sleeves of the fabric I pull
To keep warm,
As the snow tumbles; a mess.
A blissful sight.

Living People

Meeting Alex

Good greetings! I'm Alexandra (Just call me Alex), and I heard you have a few questions for me, which I am glad to answer!

   What is something that no one knows about you?
Oh, wow. Going straight to the personal questions, are we? Fine, fine.  I am a self-published writer, but I'm not famous, for I write under a pseudonym! My brother doesn't know, so don't tell him! He's famous, you see. Very famous. If finds out who I am and announces it to the whole world, people will be buying my books because I'm his sister, rather than because they actually want to buy ithe! Besides, fame isn't something I crave. Privacy and security, on the other hand, is something I hold dear. Sonplease tell me there is no more personal questions..

  What is your favourite time of day?
Anytime I'm out of my house. Well, call it a house, its more of a ... skyscraper....

I Want Everyone to Read This

I want everyone to read this.

We are teenagers. The complications of our lives overlap every moment, and every feeling. Sometimes its too much; its too much to handle, too much to take. But if you do feel down, and I mean, really down, don't do anything stupid.

Don't hurt yourself. Don't kill yourself. Don't beat yourself up about anything.

And, please, don't contain any of your emotions, no matter how intense or petty they are. The worse thing you can do is keep all this to yourself.

I'm sorry I'm not the most inspirational person, but I want to help you. 

Just keep in mind that you are not the only one in the world that is feeling like this. So don't go thinking that no one understands, because others feel as helpless as you do.

As teenagers, we are united. We are all going through the emtional flurries, the puberty issue, the hormone fiascos. But we are still...

Writing Resolutions

Goals

  1. I am determined, that this year, I will be able to be inspired. I would pick up a notepad and pencil, and write something worthwhile, something that can inspire other people. I want to manipulate peoples feelings when I write; I want to readers to feel sad, happy, angry, hopeful, when they read my writing. I want to be inspired, so I can inspire others. I want that domino effect.
  2. I am determined that next year I won't need a resolution, because I should maintain this years resolution for however long. Following my own path; make goals along the way, don't wait for the New Year to come and go!

#Fire CONTEST RESULTS!

~ the time has come ~

This is the hardest thing I've ever had to decide on. I'm not even exaggerating. All of you did amazing! There were so many pieces of writing and I know it took a LOOONGG time but I'm just so glad I've got this all sorted. It was almost impossible to decide the winner, but I hope you guys agree with my decisions!

1st Place:
loveletterstosappho
with ' carbon monoxide. '
This was just such an intense and interesting entry to read! I just absolutely love this piece! The way you expanded on you vocabulary, it made your description so full of depth. The depth you conveyed into this piece made it captivating to read. Such an interesting approach to the contest, and I love the useage of carbon monoxide, making an automatic link to fire. I highly recommend reading this piece!
 (you can find the piece in this link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/98942/version/188061 )

2nd Place:
fatpanda
with ...

Strike

Tests

We are at the most complicated stage of our lives. We are teenagers! There are so many problems and struggles that we go through. Is it reasonable to expect us to block all our problems out to do a bunch of tests? Is it reasonable to expect us to focus all our energy into something we aren-t even motivated enough to do?

#Fire Contest! ANNOUNCEMENT #1

For all those who entred my contest....

Thank you for all your entries! All of you have done amazing work so far. I'm almost half way through checking through all of them, deciding the best ones. 

Sorry its taking sooooooo long to announce the winners. But bare with me. I have a somewhat busy life, so I'm trying to fit this contest around that.

I hope to announce the winners and runner ups in the next week or so.

Until then, have fun and stay sweet!

Pureheart 
xxx

Tiny Love Story

Growing Old

I know I will spend the rest of my life with him.

The thoughts echoed in my mind. He was the type of guy who, after your hard day at work, would already have made dinner for you.

And he would make a fool of himself just to make you smile, yes, just to make you laugh.

And he would sit down and watch Up with you, and through all the heart ache and pain, would let you cry into his cosy hoodie.

Yes,
He would be the one to grow old with!

But sometimes things don't go to plan.

Contest Time! #Fire

Hi everybody!

I'm doing my first contest! So excited! I've seen contest come and go and thought: 'Do I dare?' Well, now I do! 

Prompt: So the prompt is 'Fire.' Yes, fire. Anything remotely related to fire, or you can suggest fire itself. Whatever your title is called, please put #fire after it so I can identify it as being part of my competition.

Word Limit: 350 words or less, please.

Type: Creative writing. You can also do Poetry.

Genre: Any genre: sci-fi, fantasy, historical, action, romance, and so on. Just steer away from non-fiction, please! 

Due date: 13th January, would be nice. I have a feeling I'm going to be very busy judging all the contestants! Can't wait!

Announcement date: I will announce the winners 1-2 weeks after the due date, probably. 

Prizes:
First place:

 A follow if I'm not already following you.
3 reviews on pieces of your choice.
5 likes on pieces of your choice.

Second place:  ...

My Screams #myfirstcontest

Screaming loudly, though no one hears...

2019

A Promising Year

Another ghastly year gone by...

But 2019, hmm...
There's something promising about 2019. Even though I'm not there yet, I know that next year is going to change my life.

The perfect year for me:
A bucket of cuddles,
A overload of snow,
A mixing of mingling,
A dusting of old connections,
A pinch of new beginnings.
6 doses of unreachable goals,
4 mountain top of teenage dreams,
A splash of purple rain,
A sliver of insecurity.
A liberal dash of taking risks.
And a smile.

State of Awe

Spark

Spark!

Ahh, that satisfying crackle of heat. Holding sparklers at the dead of night; there's nothing like it. I remember vividly the first time I held one. I remember the glow as the sparks flew, like chunks of fairy dust spurting from the tip. The burnt end of the stick seemed nonexistant in the darkness, and only the bright light could be seen. It was mesmerising. Its all I could focus on. I remember the awe I felt, then and there. Just another piece of magic I stole from the world. I felt like I held in my hand a wand.

And I felt I possessed the magic myself

A Pair of Poems

Love, Hate

Love
Misty vision 
And a wistful thought.
Butterfly bellies,
'Love fever' being caught.
Feeling light-headed,
With red hot flushes,
A smile on my lips
And cheeks full of blushes.

Hate
Blurry vision
And a vengeful mind.
Dangerousninfection,
And they say 'love is blind.'
Head-pounding pain,
With tears running down.
A gnash at the teeth
And a fretful frown.
 

The Vistas Beyond

From My Window...

Overlooking the school I once went to, with the outstretched field aching to reach to my doorstep, the flourishing bushes containing the green wildness. Springs comes with tumbles of daisies, then Summer, with sun-kissed grass glowing and dancing in the breeze, and then Autumn, the leaves blowing from avross the field, and then Winter, the crackled frost consuming each edge. All is well with the changes, and the variety I am content with; yes, all is well.

Bad Thoughts Go On



        I hate to feel
         My own desperation.
          With my state
           Of mind
            That reels
             With fatigue.
              A constant
               Reminder

                Of the surreal
                  Torment.

Mixtape

Through Teenage Emotions, We Find Music


   
     Paradise - Coldplay
   
" When she was just a girl she expected the world.
       But it flew away from her reach so she ran away in her sleep... "




     The Nights - Avicii
   
" My Father told me when I was just a child
       These are the nights that never die. "



     I Dreamed A Dream (Les Misérables) - Anne Hathaway
   
" I dreamed that love would never die. 
        I dreamed that God would be forgiving. "



     Hey Jude - The Beatles
   
" Take a sad song
        And make it better. "



     Fireflies - Owl City
   
" I'd like to make myself believe that planet earth turns
        Slowly. "



    Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
 ...

Patience



 Time. It does not stop,
   If you are still listening
     To the ticks and the tocks 
        Of the clock. 

Patience



 Time. It does not stop,
   If you sre still listening
     To the ticks and the tocks 
        Of the clock. 

When Everything Falls Apart

If all else fails.
    If the sky falls apart
      And if the world collides with the moon.
         If all else fails

            I still have you.

Be Sweet


    Well, when life gives you lemons


         Try your very best not to turn sour.

Ode to Wonder

       Oh, wonder!

      Wistful endless dreams that wander,
      Like streams,
      Lucid in form; tangible.
      Yet deliciously surreal.
  
      Makes me feel warm.
      Fuzzy,
      Something that can't conceal
      
Itself from me.

     Trance-like ramblings,
     Curiosity that kills.
     And the spills of reality
     And life's give and take nature;
    Gambling.

    Manipulating my intrigue,
    I want to fly, I want to soar!
    
But at my mind it gnaws.

    Oh, wonder!  

Your Love

       
      Words may tear me down,
  
       May rip my mind to shreads.
 
       But in your love I drown;

       You rid off all my dreads.

Courage



      bravery is not the absence of fear,

       and courage is not having the mindset of a hero.

Hatred

Hatred;
     the one thing humankind stands for.

There is no hope. 

 
There is no hope.

Fire

   sitting in silence
    she collected a sigh,
     of contentment
     as she set fire
      to the sky.

The Truth Comes Out

             Everyone has secrets.

In this world, secrets need to be keeped locked up, safe and sound. Each person, whether society knows it or not, has a black box, encased with neon engravings. A magic box. Giving this box your secrets is like trusting it with your life. All you have to do is say

Open

and it does as you command. Its voice activated, of course. Most things are, nowadays.

Everyone whispers to it. Even people living by themselves; the disstrust in this world overpowering. Who knows who might be listening? Eavesdropping, pressing their ear up against the rough door frame? 

After you've whispered your secrets, in an undertone, the box conceals them, hiding them away, locking them in automatically. I always thought that magic and technology didn't mix. Apparently, its quite handy, really. They say, now, the truth never comes out.

Only wish that were true.

 

Lipstick

Prom night!

I've been waiting for this moment since I was little. Now look at me. My hair done up in a french twist, with a pristine dress hanging from my frame, and shiny high heels on my toes. I was just aching to dance. All that was left, was a touch of red lipstick.

This lipstick my Mother had given me. She wore it on her prom night, and only on a prom night. It was a priviledge to wear it. Generations after me would realise how precious this was, like a relic in a museum, prized like a trophy.

Grabbing the lipstick from my purse, and twisting the end of it, I walked towards the mirror. 

Raising the luscious reddness to my lips, I gazed up.

The lipstick slipped through my fingers.

I stared, not at the lipstick stain on the floor, but at the mirror before me. Nothing stared back. My reflection; nonexistent. 

Holding my gaze on...

Library Magic

Book Shelf

Perhaps I was overwhelmed with choice. But between you, me, and the bookshelf, I felt like I hadn't a care in the world.

I remember all to well. Seven year old me, on my little wooden stool, gazing up at the great sight. Rows and rows of bookshelves and cabinets, layered with books. The old oak wood frames of the shelves maintained their fortitiude. They still, do, to this day. I remember being confused, yet somewhat blissfully unaware anything else that went on. My Mother's shouts to come to dinner was a mere flurring of words. My brother's irritating voice to play video games with him. Even the dog, whom barked at all who walked past our house, was a faded voice pushed to the back of my head.

I remember reaching for my first book. It was an exhausting experience, come to think of it. Stacking stool after stool, I had evetually made a tower for myself, in which...

Once the World Was...

Her Dream

There was a time,
  When the world
    Was a mere dream.
Dreamt by a girl,
 The girl was mine.
  But she pulled
   At the seam.

   Her memories climb,
    To this day,
     As her dream,
      Was passed away.
       And is on the decline.
There was a time,
 When people
  Remembered.

        
That was a long time ago.

   She dreamt of snow.
    It droned on,
    All through nighttime.
     There her dreams
      People came to know.
It was a simpler time.
 Until it all went wrong.

    
Sometimes she flew,
     With me, at her side,
       Of course,
        Though no one knew.
She was my bride
 My love at one point.
  But her love for me 
   Went askew,
    Leaving my...

Novel Writing Competition 2018

Downpour

  Shifting between wake and slumber, I shiver beneath the sheets. My arm stretches out instinctively, for any warmth that might be there; for any warmth I thought was there. For a while, my fingers groped the air beside my lying figure, only to find nothing. Forcing myself to wake fully, I shook my head, knowing I would be faced with the disappointment of reality. And I was correct.

  My eyes opened. I felt the hopefulness of my wishful thinking coming to an end. Something that could have been there was not. I knew that, I told myself. Those words sounded all the same in my head. Everyday I would wake up only to have my hope shattered. I just need to get through that routine quick and easy, I reminded myself. That never seemed to happen.

  A prolonged sigh passed my lips. Desperation filled my lungs as I held my tongue, controlling my urge to...

Everyday Magic

Magic

Running to the school, getting away from a busy day, I scurried in between crowds of people. Feeling my chest rise and fall, I sprinted faster. I slowed down to contemplate how stupid I looked at the people across the street: a middle-aged woman in a blouse and tight skirt, along with high heels, sprintung for her life as if being chased by an angry mob. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to laugh at my ridiculousness. I was so busy at work today, I lost track of time. I had to get to the school.

Nearing the gate, most parents had already left with their kids. Hopefully my kids would forgive me for being so late. And there they were, sitting on the coloured bench, with their teacher close by. I haulted at the gate. I watched them in silence. They were giggling, their cheeks aching with wild smiles, their lungs begging for air. With their hands clasped together in...

In the House

Dogs and Fireworks

This time of year is the worst for me.

What is that sound? Why does it have to occur?

Something's out there. Is it trying to scare me?

Is it a cat? A monster? 

It goes boom, a loud roar of a sound. Sometimes it howls, sometimes it whistles. It tries everything it can to intimidate me. And it doesn't have to try hard. I'm very skittish, very alert. But its hard to be alert when your hearing becomes briefly impaired.

I try not to cry infront of my family. But I think they know I'm affected. Everytime they feed me treats, I am too scared to eat. They all try to gather me up in their arms. Sometimes I feel smothered, suffocated, like I can't move.

But once they let me relax, shift to find a comfortable position, I feel their comfort seeping through the blanket they wrapped around me. Its nice. It feels nicer than usual. Perhaps...

Turned to Stone

Ignorance

Every shot in the dark made my heart pounce. The night sky was encapsulayed by fire. Each star perished by each spark. Each ripple in the air a shock to all systems. All oohs and aahs distracted reality. I could see their ignorance grow, multiply like a virus, waiting to infect. And with each spread of yellows and blues on the distorted canvas above, the world spiralled out of place, leaving nothing but a flicker of what was there. They still don't know that their world has changed.

My Favourite Things

Raindrops on cobwebs and unlucky black cats,
Bright orange pumpkins and pointy witch hats.
Corpse brides arrives with their wedding rings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Skeletons marching from out of the shadows,
Scarecrows come stumbling straight from the meadows.
Princes and Princesses, Queens and the Kings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Scared little children go into the streets,
Going to door; 'Would you like Tricks or Treats?'
Darkness is sparkled on their angel wings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the wold howls,
When the wind brings
All the eerie sights.
I simply think of my favourite things,
They fill me with pure delight.

The Subway

I get shoved and pushed by people on the stairs. Probably rush hour, I thought, or they just don't like me. 
Fiddling with my card, I stumbled over to swipe my card, in order to get trhough the barrier. I tried, tried and tried again, getting both agitated and restless. In the end it took all my money. Was I too slow? Too fast? Embarrassed, I bought another ticket, and through I was. 8th time's a charm.

Jogging down the stairs, apologizing if I pushed or elbowed someone, I made it to the subway. I leaped on.

Inhaling, I looked around. Hoards of people got on at the same time as me. I felt like I was in a confind space. It was hot and sticky in there. 

Not enough air to breath, I thought, then exhaled.

Looking around at the people, their faces solemn, looking down at device, books, or their hands. Eyes looking weary, tired from a...

9/11 Memorial

My hands touch one of the many plaques that surrounded the flow of water.

Some names were engraved, some silver. I run my fingers to them all, and felt the sadness their loved ones did. Roses, fresh roses, placed gently, carefully, through their darling's names. It brought a certain brightness to the black marble background it stood on, but it brought no hope.

A tender, soft cascade of water; around the memorial it went. And down it goes, joining the other souls of water at the bottom, and be at one with each other. The whole in the middle of it all; it'll never be enough. A never ending waterfall, with every molecule perishing nd then starting anew. If onky that were reality.

Tears spilled over mourning faces. They dripped down mine too. Placing my hand delicately on a particular name, I stared up at the sky, just above the waterfall. 

And I dreamt of something that could've been here...

Lady Liberty

She is a petite, small figure compared to others. And yet she outshines them all coninuously. 

Her face is strong, almost grave, as she has the weighty responsibility of welcoming everyone in. Aroused with curiosity, the people smile and cheer at the site of her. If only she could smile back. Her silent lips breath out the battle cry of truth, of righteousness. She holds her head up, steadfast, bracing for another day.

Her detailed garnments flowed down her body, adding to her elegance and grace. Each fold of her dress a green cascade, falling down, down, down to her feet. The rusty green enveloping her body; bold, brash and bright. Anyone one can see her, whether near or far. The shackles on her feet, broken, as she brakes free from tyranny, and moving on from oppression.

In one hand, she held the lantern, her atheletic arms sturdy and upright. This torch lit the way to the path of freedom....

Why I Write

Words

I write to understand myself.
I write because its the only way I know how to express myself.

My emotions and feelings, all locked up in the chambers of my heart. My creativity gone. I am deprived of imagination. I cannot see the things unseen, because all of it is locked up in my heart. With yellow police tape wrapped around it, Victorian locks sealed, and prisons chains twist it. My brain swallowed the key, the key to my hope, and there is no escape; I cannot break the bonds of distorted inspiration. 

But something seeped through.

It ran down through my right hand. My hand shook with urgency, scurrying for a pen, and began to write on any surface it could. The whispers sparked of its movements. Fingers fiddled, unsure of what it was writing. I looked down at the messy squiggles. Such eloquent nonsense! I smiled. I smiled because I understood. Words weaved upon words, I joined the...

Your World in Three Senses

Holding Her

I held her tight.

She cuddled into my chest, her arms wrapped around me. My fingers were tangled in her hair. It was soft, fluffy, like a kittens tail. Each hair I twisted from in and out of my fingers, before forming a fist, clenching the softness in my hand. Feeling her warm breath fanning my neck, I rested my chin gently upon her head.

Sinking down slightly, my nose touching her hair, I exhaled. Beautiful. Her hair smelt of fresh summer strawberries, picked by the moisturised hands of gardeners. And cream. She smelt of cream. Luscious folds of dairy upon dairy, sweetened to an inch of its life. And meringue. She smelfmof meringue. The crunchiest, sugariest sweet treats, that crumbles and softens in the middle. She smelt delicious; a gorgeous mass of eton mess.

I heard her breath. 
Inhaling.
Exhaling.
She shuffled slightly, the sound of our clothes colliding together. The scrunching sound of my leather jacket against her...

Sounds Assail Me

Laughter

A small little giggle from a childs lips.
The boisterous sniggers of teenage boys.
The silent ah-has and tee-hees in the cinema.
Titters of birds as they escape the cats claws.
The howls and howls of menacing hyenas.
Drunkards roaring as they trip over their feet.
Cackles of witches on a Halloween night.

Laughter in many ways, 
In many forms,
In many shapes.

Mona Lisa

Oh, my Mona Lisa.
I admire your will to carry on,
The firmness in your eyes
Makes you seem so strong.
But I see passed
Your reluctant glare.
Your weakness rings truth
Deep within your stare.

Your smile holds small,
Endearing tenderness.
Your beauty and your grace
Is effortless.
But there is a somewhat
Reluctance in your smile.
Are you going through
A tribulation or trial?

Oh, my Mona Lisa.
Your face does beguile.
But after a while 
Your smile is in
Denial.

Mirrors

I fumbled with the hair grip as I stared at my reflexion, putting the finishing touches on my hair. Sighing at my reflection, somewhat dissatisfied, I frowned at myself.

"Why are you frowning?"

A playful voice asked, making me jump out of my skin. I turned aeound to see who it was. No one there.

I turned back around at my reflection. Perhaps I was hearing voices. 

"You might want to put some makeup on. You want to try and look attractive for tonight, right?" 

The voice again. My eyes turned wide as I leapt back. My surprised expession was not reflected back at me. My mirror self raised an eyebrow at me, as if trying to express her disapproval, and tutted. 

"You might want to wear something more form fitting too. Its your big night, after all!"

First sign of madness, I recapped, knowing very well that my reflection was not supposed to talk to me. 

"You alright,...

The Closed Door

Why is this door closed?

My hands shoot to my pockets as I fumble around for the keys. Key after key after key had failed. My hands wobbled as each key went into the hole. Turning it, with no success of opening it, I asked why? Why wasn't the door opening? I pressed my lips together and tried again, with the false hope of succeeding. No good.

I heaved a long, heavy sigh. It came deep from within my throat, and swiftly pass my lips. And ever so slowly, ever so gently, the door decided to creak open. Perplexed, my hand slowly reached for the door, pushing it thoroughly open.

And then I saw what was behind the door..,

Eye Contact

He stared at me. A picture of loveliness and deceit. With his hair in slight dissarry, a brown fringe slightly covered his vision. Ripped jeans, untucked shirt, tight trainers. His gait was smooth, confident, and a slight swagger had hit it, adding to the carelessness of his appearance. A playful sparkle in his eyes told me he was trouble. His hands shoved deep within his pockets, and a whistle on his lips distorted by his chewing gum, he looked inattentive and reckless.

She stared at me. A picture of loveliness and truth. With her hair in a neat, fromal bun, and hair-sprayed to an inch of its life, so no curl of hair could bounce out of place. Plain skirt, silk blouse, flat pair of black shoes. Her gait was rigid, as if she was marching somewhere, or on a mission. Her eyes, observent and studious, shot around to take in the world. Her hands, to her side in a...

A Window To Nature

The suns rays reflect inside of me, as the sheer illusion of a rainbow spirts out. The warmth of its brightness I absorb as the sun smiles on, its positivity outshining everything.

Pitter-patter of rainfall gives me chills. Every droplet comes to me like I'm a magnet, which I am not. They fall from the sky, and fly, coming down, down, down. Until they hit me, sometimes purposefully, to irritate and test my tolerance. I shall not retaliate.

The autumn leaves blow in the shattering wind. It leaves me on edge. Leaves me off my hinges. Unnerving weather. I feel, a constant, eerie feeling, as if I was about to fall. And I would rather fall than be on the urge of falling. My poor nerves cannot take it.

When the frost spreads over me, I cannot see. My vision is blurry, all I see is patterns. Patterns and swirls that sparkle my frame. Is the chill of the snow...

Dancing

The feet slide and tap to the beat. Head nodding and hips swaying, the movement begins. Its intense, its immense, and its oh so brilliant. Faces beaming at one another as they clap to the beat. The girl was not in sync but did not care. She was free. She was there.

With a hand reaching for her waist, one at her hand, the boy glided with her, joining her in the clumsy bliss of dancing. Was it the fizzy music or the look in their eyes that made their hearts sing? No one was sure. But no one needed to be. They were free. They were there.

 

You Don't Know Me

Hi, you don't know me.
I'm the voice in the corner that can't be heard,
And I bet you can't hear a single word
As your hearing becomes fizzy and your words become slurred.

Hi, you don't know me.
I'm the one that tries to talk to you.
I'm the one that wants to be noticed by you.
But if one were to mention my name, well,
You would ask 'who?'

You don't know me.
Ignorance doesn't suit everyone. 
And when your done having your bit of fun
I won't be there to say 'hi.'

They you know that I'm shy
But I'd rather die
Than try to be 
Acknowledged by you.

Because, darling, you don't know me.

Quotes From Famous People

"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
~ Marilyn Monroe

"Within us is the capacity of being anyone or anything."
~ Tom Hiddleston

"When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you."
~ Patrick Stump

"Be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you."
~ Leonardo Dicaprio

"People said 'You must be mad, or on drugs,' which I found a bit disappointing. What about imagination? It reflects our time that people sooner assume you're on drugs or mad, rather than free."
~ Noel Fielding

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
~ Roald Dahl

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
~ Jane Austen

"The only thing that you absolutely have to...

Quotes From Fictional Characters

"She is tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me."
~ Mr Darcy

"Faith is my sword. Truth my sheild. Knowledge my armor."
~ Dr Stephen Strange

"I looked at him and saw myself."
~ Hiccup Haddock

"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I never saw true beauty till this night."
~ Romeo Mantague

"Think of all the joy you'll find, when you leave the world behind and bid your cares goodbye. You can fly."
~ Peter Pan

"There is a stubborness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attemot to intimidate me."
~ Elizabeth Bennet

"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation and 2% butterscotch ripple."
~Willy Wonka

"Just because someone stumbles and loses theur way, doesn't mean they're lost forever."
~ Professor Xavier 

"The thing about perfection is that its unknowable. Its impossible, but its...

Romantic?

What is it with this stereotype that men cannot think or be perfectly romantic in their own right? Even without the encouragment of a women, a man can most definitely feel the intense affection of love without looking at a woman in a sexual way. 

Of course, in a perfect world, all men would be like that, and look beyond someones looks and appearances. But belive it or not, in this world there are a few men that are just truly wonderful, and have the best interests at heart.

Don't wait for that wonderful man to show up. Search for him. With both of you seatching, its easier to find each other. And so the bond begins.

People are attracted to different personalities, and we all think differently about that 'perfect guy.' 

But if that guy can spark a flame in you, light a fire in your emotions, and feel the same way as you do, you are the luckiest...

Five Endings

Five Endings

Short Declarative Statement
She hated what was worth to her the most.

Emotion
She sat, crying into my chest, desperate for comfort. And, gosh, it made me so angry to see her in this state.

Piece of Advice
Men have bitter souls; don't fall for them too quickly.

Description
On my rocking chair, my hands flicked through the photographs, with the occasional weak smiles and teary eyes. And coming across the same photo, in the same place, I wondered, and wished for something that could have been.

A line of Dialogue
"I never stood a chance with him in the first place." I whispered. "And now, now he's gone. "

 

Five Endings

Five Endings

Shot Declarative Statement
She hated what was worth to her the most.

Emotion
She sat, crying into my chest, desperate for comfort. And, gosh, it made me so angry to see her in this state.

Piece of Advice
Men have bitter souls; don't fall for them too quickly.

Description
On my rocking chair, my hands flicked through the photographs, with the occasional weak smiles and teary eyes. And coming across the same photo, in the same place, I wondered, and wished for something that could have been.

A line of Dialogue
"I never stood a chance with him in the first place." I whispered. "And now, now he's gone. "

 

Food of the World

France
Buttery folds of soft pastry, encasing the warm chocolate, oozing out to nourish the senses. 
Brie, camembert, roule; pungent, powerful, poignant! The rich scent of cheese never ceases to amaze those who choose to indulge in French delights. The sweet crunch if the macarons; lighter than an angels wing, and heavier than a fallen feather.

Italy
Crisp, warm golden pizza dough, with a somewhat charcole bottom. Lathered with tomato sauce, the homemade kind, complimenting the tang of the mozzarela. The sizzle of meats - pepperoni, salami, chorizo - packed with full fat flavour, with its salty juices pouring out.

England
Oily chips, soft to the touch and salty to the taste. The crisp, shell of batter covering the flakey fish, and moistened with vinegar. Sweet, crumbly scones, softened by the warm air that surrounds it. Layered with fresh clotted cream and strawberry jam. 

Japan
Fresh green seaweed, with simple flavour and intricate texture. It encircles around thick milky rice,...

Wedding Day

My reflexion stared.

A cascade of white flowing down to the polished floor. Silk overlapping silk; a mass of pure beauty. Embroidered lace hidden between the flares of the skirt. The corset top gathered the ruffles and restraint my nerves. The slender, frosted sleeves swirled down to my wrists. And there were my hands, shaking, holding the red rose bouquet.

My chest rose as I heaved an unsteady sigh. Eyes filled with apprehension, I bit my lip to suppress my emotions. This was it, I thought. No going back now.

Hands reaching to my skirt as I felt the rich fabric; surely the luxurious feel to it would calm me down. I looked down to see my feet fidgeting. Were the shoes uncomfortable? No, for they were specially padded on the inside. My toes wiggled in delight at the thought of the extra comfort provided. That pleasure, however, did not seem to have lasted.

But a sinking feeling hit...

10 Second Essays

//Aphorism//

  • The weariest people are the strongest.
  • The cheeriest people cry the hardest.
  • The quietest people shout the loudest.
  • The strongest people bruise the baddest.

Unconventional

Darling

Tread
A little lighter
On my heart

Strings hurt
Darling


Speak
A little softer
In my ear

Words hurt
Darling


Cry
A little more
On my shoulder

Love hurts
Darling

Falling For Him

I never thought I would fall in love. But between you, me, and the paper I write down on, I have fallen. Hard. I don't know how. I'm not even sure why. Is it the way he speaks so confidently, so directly, as his eyes pin you down? Is it the way his lips look when they curl up into a smirk? Or, is it the way he acts tough on the outside, but deep down you know his feelings are killing him? I want to help him. I want to be the one who makes him happy. I want to be the one he goes to to let go of the pain. 

Would he even let me help him? 

My Raven-Haired Beauty

My beauty with the raven hair
The one which smile brings me delight.
And I try not to stop and stare
As my eyes tear away at my plight.

My beauty with the green, green eyes
Which strikes my mind and soul so true.
But the reason why my heart cries;
Does it hurt to say 'I love you too'?

Open Prompt

Thanks

Thanks for all your smug grins,
And for making me cry. 
Thanks for the bruises on my skin
And thanks for all the lies. 

Thanks for not noticing,
And for the hurt and pain.
And thanks for not falling for me;
Now life is never the same. 

 

Environmental Writing Competition September 2018

Biophilia

The mountainous hills of the Lake District were worth climbing. The ache in my back and tremble in my legs were worth the struggle. Every effort I had made beforehand to enjoy this adventure made this journey even more rewarding. With the wild grin that stretched my features and my windswept hair covering my eyes, I felt triumphant. I had reached the top. And I have never felt so alive!

Some part of me thought it would go on forever. Endless climbing; ascending into the brumous air, with the chill hitting my bones. Part of me wanted it to go on forever. Afterall, there is nothing like the entanglement of fear and exhilaration before a journey begins. Such emotions only seem to evoke in me when I am encircled by the mysteries of nature. 

I am a lover of nature. I adore all things nature-inspired, and have a natural urge to be at one with nature. I become smitten with...

Young Love

We go together like...
Salt and Pepper,
Sugar and Spice,
Stars and Planets,
Fire and Ice.

We are young.

Love is silly;
We pay the price.
But without you
Isn't as nice.

Are we too young?

Unplug

Social Media

Having life without any social media does not concern me as much as it would others.

Social media is already so dangerous now, with all the lies, fake news, and pretending to be someone you're not. Its not particularly healthy, either. People get body image problems when they check the latest pictures posted. Whether these people are oversensitive or not, that doesn't matter. What matters is how they are feeling. And if you keep looking at people's posts and being jealous about their life, you should stop looking at their posts!

We've all heard of cyber-bullying, right? But sometimes, on social media, it's not that simple. Passive bullying is something everyone should be aware of. 
Passive bullying is when someone acts appropriate on the surface, but takes you down with subtlety.
Say if one of your aquaintances post pictures of a really fun party they went to, and you see some of your other friends in those pictures too. However,...

This I Believe

Kill Them With Kindness

'But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ forgave you.' ~ Ephesians 4:32

It's hard to be kind all the time. Especially since we are all imperfect. Considering what some people are like today - arrogant, ignorant, selfish - sometimes you may wonder if it's even worth the effort to show kindness. 

Well, it is. 

Showing kindness, especially to the people who perhaps don't deserve it, can really make a difference. The greek fabulist Aesop stated: 
'No act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted.'
What he meant by this was that giving your kindness has a great impact, no matter how that person may respond to it. Some people are stubborn, and will not thank you for your kind deed, but whether they know it or not, they are influenced by kind actions. 

Of course, there are some people who seem too stubborn or headstrong to change. However,...

The Peace of Wild Things

Stronger Than You Think

Observe the horses at work, 
Galloping so brisk and strong. 
Their legs seem quite fragile in sight, 
But their power proves me wrong. 

Observe the birds at their work, 
Constantly keen to provide. 
With hatchlings that need their support 
They put their own worries aside. 

Observe the ants at their work, 
Only wishing they had wings. 
Carrying a load on their back 
Favours worrying about things.

Observe the plants at their work, 
Whether the sun shines or not.
Fighting for light, they gain their height.
To get to the sunny spot.

Observe me at my work,
My right arm covered in ink.
I may not be much to look at
But I'm stronger than you think.

Impermanence

Winter Embrace

A snowflake settles
To embrace the wistful bliss
Of melting away.

Your Ideas for WtW

My Ideas for WtW

What do you value most about Write the World? I find Write the World an encouraging website that really helps your creativity flourish. It's quite rare to find a safe writing website with such helpful reviewers. Personally, I find it hard to find inspiration on what to write. But with Write the World's writing prompts, it allows me to think outside the box. It makes me so happy to know I'm doing something productive with my time instead of finding a lazy alternative activity. Websites like this really helps unmotivated writers like me see the light.

What would you like to see Write the World do differently? I'm not too picky, but maybe give more clear instructions on how to do things. For example, say you wanted to delete an already published item. How exactly do you do that? I don't even think that's an option. If it is, it's very unclear. Also, say if someone wanted to delete their...

Personal Narrative Competition 2018

Biophilia

The mountainous hills of the Lake District were worth climbing. The ache in my back and tremble in my legs were worth the struggle. I had reached the top. And I have never felt so alive!

Some part of me thought it would go on forever. Endless climbing; ascending into the brumous air, with the chill hitting my bones. Part of me wanted it to go on forever. Afterall, there is nothing like the entanglement of fear and exhilaration before a journey begins. Such emotions only seem to evoke in me when I am encircled by the mysteries of nature. 

I am a lover of nature. I become smitten with the movements and sounds that come from within a forest. I appreciate the small things. The way the sunlight filters through the trees, as if attempting to find the ones who dwell in the forest. The way the rain pours down onto the earth, just enough to make the air...