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New York_dreamer (United States of America)() published:

and when i gaze above, the stars spill their tears on the cold, dry earth

PROMPT: Star Wish

the stars cry to me
they whimper of the past
beautiful clusters
of blood and ash

the skies pour on me
they cannot soak the ground
tumbling breezes
carrying the dead

planets sing to me
they offer a new home
watchful beginnings
too far from my reach

"tell me, my friends, how to save you."

i cry to the stars
i watch as they fly fast
wonderful wishes
of fresh air to breathe

i pour on the skies
i let...

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Ryder (United States of America)() published:

Her Sky

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    She 
Was
    Lost
        When
She saw
        Him

He
    Picked up
        Her stars
    And
Put 
    Them
        Back 
            In
Her sky

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efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

always medium, never small

FREE WRITING  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths

round face girl. bitten lips broken heart
girl. cloud hair
thunder shadows girl.
flat palms circle-finger wrist
girl. shattered mirror lightning screams
ugly girl.

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HelpMe512 (United States of America)() published:

My First Contest! #Helpme2020

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Hello! I've been looking to practice reviewing, and I love to read others' work, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a contest! This is my very first contest ever, so I don't expect too many entries but I hope the prompts are interesting enough. Please comment any questions. Without further ado, let's see the prompts!

Prompt 1: A Child's Eyes
In this prompt, you will write a piece from the perspective of a child from infancy to...
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star_grrrl (United States of America)() published:

grief

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mother, someone is stuffing black dirt into my mouth and
mother, can no one hear my screams? as they took a shovel to the earth and struck a piece of my heart instead and
mother, why can’t you hear me?
there was only dark and cold and lonely and nothing, nothing, nothing as i passed some precipice and fell away to shatter and still they shoveled that black dirt into my mouth-
mother, why won’t you help me? 
i am...

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fatpanda (India)() published:

avani #helpme2020

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i'd say it is fate, the powerful plug of inevitability, that brought us here, but you know i don't believe in destiny. and maybe we belong to different worlds, revolving spheres whose orbits scarcely overlap, continually spinning out of reach, touching only to scoff at the other. but.

there's never a single version of you that exists in a particular moment in my mind-- you are a pile of translucent images stacked on top of each other, merging to to...

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Quille (United States of America)() published:

Khazishanah - Please Provide Feedback

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    Shadows taste like rust, rough and grating down the throat. Their aftertaste is bittersweet, honeyed and stinging. A bit like whiskey, actually, Sal always thought. Maybe that's why he took to the alcohol, because it reminded him of darkness when there was none available. But here in Deglendark, shadows and demons seemed abundant. Darknesses of all kinds roamed the forest, and the caves, and the cobbled streets of Smiffiton. 

    But not for long, Sal thought, smiling as he strode through...
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The Campbell's Kid (United States of America)() published:

There Is Nothing Left Between Them And I Can See That

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They buried their hearts in the backyard this summer
They buried their love underneath the cold earth
They buried the hope that they could be together 
They buried their feelings hoping to forget

I remember they whispered their songs in the hallways
I remember the held each others tiny hands
I remember they thought they’d be together forever
I remember the feelings they tried to forget

There isn’t anymore laying against the lockers and watching
There isn’t anymore singing that...

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seanathesheep (Ireland)() published:

#poemsofsouls

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To my late cousin, Fiona. I miss you, angel.

In the silence, I can hear you. 
Darkness comes and you are there,
Your voice calls out to me.
But you left Earth eight months ago.

In the darkness, I can see you. 
I close my eyes and your eyes are there,
Searching mine for reassurance. 
But the bus crashed eight months ago. 

In the night's still calm, you are restless. 
I try to sleep but to no avail, 
You make...
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Adam E. (United States of America)() published:

Tides

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Tempest tides, how high you soar! 
You break the silence; I can’t ignore!
You tumultuous tides grasp the land!
You break the beach with your hand. 
Before my eyes, you slash the sand. 
Your rage echos across the land. 
You block the sun, you dastardly knave! 
I stand here; watching, you cave.

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Princess Maira (United States of America)() published:

Funny Quotes #lovein2020

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Co-op funny quotes

Eli
 (to Dave): Your jacket is ugly
Dave: Your face is ugly.

(Getting ready for a Rumplestiltskin play)
Emmy: (to Marie, whose parents own a farm) Hey, you should get some straw to spin into gold.
Marie: Why would I want to waste a bunch of plastic straws just for a play?
Emmy: No, I mean STRAW.
Marie: Ooooh! Sure I can get some hay bales or something...uh, I get hay fever.

(When Dave stops...
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seanathesheep (Ireland)() published:

Music is my Escape

PROMPT: Music Is  | GROUP: True Stories

Music. Vibrations of air that we can hear. I absolutely adore music in its many forms, whether I am listening to Spotify or playing my guitar. From a very young age, I have been an avid lover of music, singing along to the radio when I was barely a year old, putting on little concerts for my family, picking up a tin whistle and playing a tune. It is not only my hobby  or potential career, it is an escape....

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Ellie! (United States of America)() published:

Save Me

PROMPT: A Trillion Trees

A trillion trees are completely silent.

There's sunlight
leaves
and silence.

A trillion trees are breathing,
softly breathing,
silently saving the world.

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The Campbell's Kid (United States of America)() published:

So You Called My Name?

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So you called my name?
The hairs on my neck stood on end
I panicked for a moment
And I looked around a little frantically
 
So you tried to reach?
And still I missed the message
I didn’t think it was you calling
So I dismissed it and carried on

So you called me friend?
And my heart skipped a beat
I felt so warm and happy
So familiar and yet still too far off to see

So I...

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Briala Smith (United States of America)() published:

Why is it important to live a healthy lifestyle?

PROMPT: Seven Delights

It is important to live a healthy lifestyle because it can help you lose weight. Being healthy can give you some brainpower when you take a test. Eating healthy foods can help you physically, like when you eat carrots they help your eyesight. Fruits and vegetables have a big impact on your healthy lifestyle. For example, bananas help repair dry skin.  Skin is apart of a healthy lifestyle.

A healthy lifestyle is the best thing a kid needs. Being healthy...

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Anna_19 (United States of America)() published:

Rebel Heart, Chapter 8

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Chapter 8
    “When I first saw you, I knew that I would have to break up with him. He hates water, and I couldn’t live without swimming. That's why I chose to come to Long Beach. Don’t make fun of me or think I’m weird, but when I saw you, I thought you were hot and I wanted to get to know you better. I don’t know why I told you I didn’t have a boyfriend, I guess I...
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efflorescence (United States of America)() published:

blue-blood blossoms

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break the flowered ceiling
until blossoms burst forth
like bleeding hearts, all twisted
vines and thorn-choked spines.

honey-soaked petals drip sorrow
like it is nectar, the very ichor
in your blue-blood veins.

watch me as i bleed,
crimson staining concrete more 
than cold-china hands and skin.

if you are clay, i am porcelain,
shattered beneath the warm touch
of the fingers that made me whole.
 

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

The King's Shilling

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    "Be careful on the streets today, William," Mother warned as she handed me the list. "The impressment gangs have been out lately, and you're of age to be taken."
    "Mother, they wouldn't take me. I'm a landlubber, tis evident," I laughed.
    "Perhaps you'd best stay inside today," she said anxiously, glancing outside at the people hurrying by our home in Gravesend. "They've taken lads younger than you...they're that desperate. I'll go out to market...

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Joseph Poelker (United States of America)() published:

Are we sure we are the smartest species?

PROMPT: Environmental Journalism Competition 2020

    Guns. They have never done anything good for humanity. Guns have always been on the rise for criminals. Criminals have been stealing from people, killing people, injuring people, paralyzing people. The people that protect us even have guns and they have gone wrong too. The guns that protect and attack us are made to kill and injure people. Why? It’s a big question. Why did humanity make guns, just to kill and injure ourselves? Why did we make war with...

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Sophia__50 (United States of America)() published:

Inside the room

PROMPT: Open Prompt

The room is big
The room is dark
Nobody can see me here
The room is cold
The room is hard
No one can hear me here
The room is spacious
Yet no one occupies it but me

And then you see the shadows
The shadows of what was
The shadows of small children and Big
The shadows of life
The shadows of death
But where am i?
Why cant I breathe here?

Why cant people see me?
Why cant...

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Corbin_Is_Conrad (United States of America)() published:

​The Mole Holes

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    Winter is forever in one way or another.  It's cold and dangers on the surface are all too real.  A war long in the past is what was told to me. My name is Tony Valuconie, I have lived in the mole holes that were built for everyone here to survive.  But even that is not so easy to grasp as a concept to some people. Towns have been built too, the walk may be a pain to go from...

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beautifully bittersweet published:

Me in the Mirror

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I take a seat
In front of my mirror
Broken and
Battered

I seem to be
Nothing
Nobody wants to be
Like me

I lower my head
And look back again
I see 
My mind

The gears in my head
Always turning
Figuring out how 
I can help
I see
The machine
That fuels my imagination
So clearly

I examine
My eyes

I understand the way
I see the world 
Isn't universal
(Sometimes I wish it was)
But I notice...

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Dmoral13 (United States of America)() published:

life: a game of scattergories.

PROMPT: On Belonging  | GROUP: Poets and Wordsmiths


socks on cold concrete,
noise of soft rain,
oversized hoodies,
things that aren't quite mine.

preorganized days left undone,
to do bullets never crossed off,
calender litters the floor,
endless chores.

soul denting lyrics,
candor in fictional things,
songs one can't help but sing,
band-aids falling off.

fresh baked taquitos,
siblings screaming needless things,
new house meant to be home,
books spilling off shelves.
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NeverLivinInAClosetAgain. (Australia)() published:

Scared Little One.

PROMPT: Love After Love

Excuse me, you there, yes you.
spoke the little one in the wall.
Eyes ashen, bone dry and skin watery.

Can u smile? Just a little, for me?
he did, one tiny bit, just a peek.
One morsel he could keep.

knew you could, I wish I can.
he stared back, the boy did,
come closer.
Until the cold dug in, why bother?

What are those, like rivers on our skin?
nothing, whispered him, fear seeps through sometimes.
Then hate,...
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Priya Venkatesan (United States of America)() published:

2 Different Shades of Colors

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We get so caught up in 
who
we
like and 
who 
we
hate
that we forget
to love.
...
And I cry,
there is no difference 
between 
you 
and 
me.
...
You are green and I
am purple
so you try to place this invisible barrier between us
and you try to make sure my thoughts don't sing like yours
or flutter or dance like your skin
because
because 
you and I...
your mind says,
are not the same. 
... ...

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