Stumbling Conundrum

United States

18
She/her
Christian
The Beatles, Imagine Dragons, Jason Mraz, Panic! At the Disco
HP&PJO
The Dead Poets Society
I have an addiction to tea
*Joined 8/30/20*

Message from Writer

"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
-Henry David Thoreau

"That you are here--that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may
contribute a verse."
-Walt Whitman

Current Music:
~Featherstone - The Paper Kites
~Across the Sea - The Sweeplings
~Details in the Fabric - Jason Mraz, James Morrison
~Forgive Me Friend - Smith&Thell, Swedish Jam Factory
~Make This Leap - The Hunters
~Favorite Dreams - The Careful Ones
~Brother - Kodaline
~Soldier, Poet, King - The Oh Hellos

Stumbling Conundrum (United States) liked how they are dead but not when i am asleep by aosora (United Arab Emirates)

about 2 months ago

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Stumbling Conundrum (United States) published:

Breathing Dandelion Seeds

FREE WRITING



I used to be scared of dandelion seeds / absentmindedly spreading wherever the wind blew / 
they tickled my ears with smooth things / wishes / should be much too heavy for a wisp to carry /
carefully / rolled and tucked and leaped around me / gently buckled my knees and resolve / 
I thought both were steady / I used to be scared of breathing dandelions / I would gasp and choke /
a wish caught in my throat...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 months ago

Stumbling Conundrum (United States) liked on being nowhere: by rainandsonder (United States)

about 2 months ago

Stumbling Conundrum (United States) liked freedom, naked, is yesterday by rivqah (United States)

about 2 months ago

Stumbling Conundrum (United States) liked Oh disciple of love, open your eyes by Abdullah Awan (Pakistan)

about 2 months ago

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Stumbling Conundrum (United States) published:

Paper Youth and Dandelion Dust

FREE WRITING

    
I miss the youth of the moment of us;
a 'maybe-could be-would be-should be' why?
The grass was greener because we watered it. 
We were paper hearts, origami hands;
who would we be if we did not fold to them?
There was a familiarity; hugging the other side of me, though
we did not agree on who's fingers intertwined first. 
Wrinkled cornerstones frayed from pressing hard-edges,
I miss the youth of my paper-faith, but it had a flimsy foundation. ...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 months ago

Stumbling Conundrum (United States) liked Dialectics by Yellow Sweater (United States)

about 2 months ago

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Stumbling Conundrum (United States) published:

I have always admired Fire-walkers

FREE WRITING

    
I have always admired fire-walkers. 
The way they surrender their soles to starving coals 
that suckle their simmering skin. The coals glow proudly,
smoking sweet caresses to keep them moving forward.
One foot after another, arms stretched for gratuitous balance, 
reflect brilliant orange of spark's gentle smiles. 
Hissing blistering kisses, I wonder if that is what love feels like.

Stepping forward, knowing you will burn anyway.

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 months ago

2

Stumbling Conundrum (United States) published:

Flooded Crosswalks

PROMPT: Sijo


Driving home, I watch the streetlights bleed into dark water.

It ripples and waves, and paints over hidden streets. I want to walk them. 

To swim below the dark shell, warm jacket. To find whole streetlights underneath.
Seeking Peer Reviews

3 months ago

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Stumbling Conundrum (United States) published:

Uneaten Rice

FREE WRITING


My Great-Uncle was drafted into the Vietnam War.
As a child, I was told never to mention it. I didn't 
understand back then, I was innocent. War meant 
a sloppy food-fight between friends in the cafeteria.
I am less innocent now. I know gloves hide bloody hands. 

I couldn't ask Uncle, so I found Grandmother. She told me how the
people from home would spit on marching soldiers, how vulgar words
and saliva flew from bitter lips and stained their uniforms....
Seeking Peer Reviews

3 months ago