izzysmiles09

United States

I like to think of myself as an old leather journal, with thick pages that have dark ink scribbled all over them. There are lines through entire pages, and ink blots where great ideas have flowed. Yet all the same I am someone to cherish, to remember

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"But here is the truth of nostalgia: we don't feel it for who we were, but who we weren't. We feel it for all the possibilities that were open for us, but that we didn't take."
-Welcome to Night Vale

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No Longer Innocent

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017


The gun trembles in my hands,
heavier now that the bullets gone.
Shot through the silent night.                               
He lay dead on the ground, blood
slowly bubbling up from between his glazed, hazy eyes.
Not suffering at all,
that's what I could tell them.            

He hadn't suffered.
He hadn't been kept up at night by the haunting memories. 
He hadn't...
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izzysmiles09 (United States) published:

The Race

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2017

   I remember the day I sealed my fate with a simple schedule change. I walked into the head of the athletics department and look around. My hands shaking as I closed the door behind me. I didn’t really consider myself to be all that fast, and I had never really done any running before, but the general PE course just wasn’t cutting it for me. High School was the time to challenge yourself and to see past your limits....

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Identity in Sports

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2017

I suggest weaving additional stories of trans athletes into your Op-Ed. How many are there? Is this a common occurrence? A bulk of your Op-Ed is regulation, and is some times repetitive. I feel adding more depth to your stance...

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The Race

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2017

   I remember the day I sealed my fate with a simple schedule change. I walked into the head of the athletics department and look around. My hands shaking as i close the door behind me. I didn’t really consider myself to be all that fast, and I had never really done any running before, but the general PE course just wasn’t cutting it for me. High School was the time to challenge yourself and to see your past your...

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Obsession

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The dots dance on my screen.
Mesmerizing me with hypnotic temptation.
What will she say?
What will I?
A story,
untold.

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izzysmiles09 (United States) published:

You and I

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If I came to you one day,
and everything inside of me was finally coming undone,
would you stop just to remind me of how far I’ve come?

If I reached my trembling hand out to you,
and stood with doe eyes wet from the past,
would you slips your hand into mine?

If I didn’t move from that small safe spot,
and the end of the world was fast on my heels,
would you pull me with you to...

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