Emma Gold

United States

"And from the ashes, a phoenix will rise."

Message from Writer

Writer.
Artist.
Reader.
Slytherin.
Never blindly accept the words they force upon you;
Have always your words ring with iron truth.

Emma Gold (United States) liked Final Goodbyes by Molly_ (United Kingdom)

3 months ago

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Emma Gold (United States) published:

clock hands

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clock hands spinning, ticking, inching ever forward 
grandfather sings the hour, 
pealing rose gold over you even when you
don’t want to go
and time pulls away,
dragging you through the clock face and onto the
other side 
where you fall 

and fall

trapped in time’s wake, stagnant as the waves crash across the
rolling hills
which can’t move because they’re drowning --
when you’re drowning --
pleading for relief even when it never comes
because even though you’re not...

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3 months ago

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Emma Gold (United States) published:

orbit

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darkness -- it sings in every word that i tell you 
every impassioned love letter i send you
ringing the truth, my confession
which is to say, it’s turned into an obsession
you’ve never told me you love me
but i still fight for you to see me
because maybe my life revolves around you
and if i’m pulled out of orbit -- if it all falls through
then i’ll spin out of control
ensnared by a deep crushing black...

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3 months ago

Emma Gold (United States) published:

perfection

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

perfection
is elevation
to be placed upon a pedestal, shining gold
where others shine only silver or bronze

perfection
is to be boasted about at events
for your father to say, “look at my daughter,”
and your mother to say, “isn’t my child talented?”

perfection
is to claim the limelight or to claim no light at all
where salutatorian is a dishonor
and its higher-ranked counterpart is only a “how could you let others come so close?”

perfection
is unrealistic...

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4 months ago

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Emma Gold (United States) published:

perfection

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

perfection
is elevation
to be placed upon a pedestal, shining gold
where others shine only silver or bronze

perfection
is to be boasted about at events
for your father to say, “look at my daughter,”
and your mother to say, “isn’t my child talented?”

perfection
is to claim the limelight or to claim no light at all
where salutatorian is a dishonor
and its higher-ranked counterpart is only a “how could you let others come so close?”

perfection
is unrealistic...

Seeking Peer Reviews

4 months ago

Emma Gold (United States) reviewed:

The Gradual Steps to World Peace

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

You could consider checking out some comma placement rules -- I noticed a few misplaced ones, and tried to give a brief explanation, but I'm not sure how in-depth it was!

Good job! This was a really interesting read!

5 months ago

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Emma Gold (United States) published:

kerosene

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

(softly)
firefly sparks drifting around,
flickering flames threatening to ensnare...
we smell of kerosene, 
on our clothes, our breath
in our eyes...

(gently)
you never smelled of kerosene. 
I don't know who you are
but you're not one of them--
tell me...
have you ever seen
the dew on the ground (the mechanical hound...)

(stronger)
burning...
does it give you any 
satisfaction
even when you know that you're killing
history
people's stories...

(quieter)
just stop awhile...
I...
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6 months ago

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Emma Gold (United States) published:

kerosene

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

(softly)
firefly sparks drifting around,
flickering flames threatening to ensnare...
we smell of kerosene, 
on our clothes, our breath
in our eyes...

(gently)
you never smelled of kerosene. 
I don't know who you are
but you're not one of them--
let me ask you this...
have you ever seen the dew on the ground (the mechanical hound...)

(stronger)
burning...
does it give you any 
satisfaction
even when you know that you're killing
history
people's stories...

(quieter)
just stop...
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6 months ago

Emma Gold (United States) reviewed:

The moment I met what life truly meant

PROMPT: Book Review Competition 2021

There are a few things to do with sentence structure that seem kind of repetitive. In a select few sentences, you tend to use compound sentences where I might add a dependent clause. This is a nitpicky thing but, when...

7 months ago