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Isla-Grace Davies

United Kingdom

My bones are laden with strings of words and my soul is heavy with the stories I need to tell.

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I try to write a short piece of poetry every day; for me, it's a form of diary writing, and comments, likes and reviews are a lovely added bonus! :)

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

quicksand.

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I desperately grasp at uncertain straws
to pull myself out of the mire, 
struggling, screaming, hopelessly trying
to cling to the one I admire. 

But would you dream of catching?
Extend an arm, an oar, a rope?
Or would you continue to scorn me
until I abandon all hope.

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

Notifications are Back!

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For those of you who saw my post before, I just tried again and my Notifications page is back up and running! Huge thanks to the WTW team for sorting that out so quickly :)
Thank you for everyone who commented too (and everyone who started liking my posts like mad, y'all are the best!). I hope your pages are fixed as well!
Isla x

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

noitalsnarT ni tsoL

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But when I look up from my paper,
with tired eyes at the end of the day,
I notice I'm a thousand years older,
and I've written my youth away.

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

Trying

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we're all trying to live a little more
through the cups of tea and the 
pile of books and
the christmas tree you put up in october.

we're all trying to live a little less
through the late, late nights and the
burnt-down bridges and 
the rose that's been dying since february.

i'm just trying to live as you do
w ith reckless abandon and 
cautious words and 
a smile that could support me through the winter.
 

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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

Poetry Will Save the World (But If You Don't Believe Me, I Can't Change Your Mind)

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every screaming, dreadful,
existential,
the weightless and inconsequential

every sobbing, crying,
feel-like-dying
the angry and the terrifying.

the stanzas help, they whisper so
my mind will rest, so 
i will know
to stop right here, to take it slow.

the sadness, fear, the panic too
do quiver at the poems who
remind me that 
i'll see this through

my mind is still, my head is right,
no more sorrow, no more fright,
at least, until another night

 
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Isla-Grace Davies (United Kingdom) published:

To Darker Corners

PROMPT: Novel Writing Competition 2018

The problem with Gertie McLeod was that she really wasn’t the kind of person you wanted to spend a lot of time with. She was a good person, and she was kind - but she wasn’t half boring. She was quiet, and kind of gawky, and before her final weeks, she never really spoke to anyone. I suppose that’s why nobody missed her as much as the local media made out, because, until her death, nobody really knew her. Maybe...

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