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silvernight (United States of America)() published:

chennai: a love letter

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the smell of gasoline and the
over-eager honks of rickshaw drivers
hangs
in the air. mosquito nets
and itch cream are
the currencies of me and my siblings,
our rewards:
a turn with the charging outlet or
sleeping next to the air conditioning for the night.

the fan whirrs steadily,
a futile attempt to ward off
the stagnant, humid atmosphere
settling over us. there
is sneeze-inducing masala everywhere— 
i anticipate dinner, remind myself
to thank my grandmother before we start.
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silvernight (United States of America)() published:

you and i, inextricable

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i don’t want to forget about you / but i can't
think about anyone but you / you, pervasive,
invasive, haunting, chilling / i wish
i could think about / anyone anything
something but you
there is a / dent in the pot / and a 
coffee stain on the couch and / a chip
in my coffee mug / and all of it is you you you
and i want to forget now/ but i can’t forget-shouldn’t forget-don’t...

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silvernight (United States of America)() published:

young (and wild and free)

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there are stars in your eyes and
clouds in your hands,
dreams floating in your head. i
fall
more in love every day.

there are tiny waves at our feet
and my hand is in yours. i 
watch your smile grow
as you watch the children splashing water at each other
and i selfishly

hope.

the moon hangs in the sky
and the confessions tumble,
awkwardly, out, down,
falling. i
tell you everything with
words that never come out of...
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silvernight (United States of America)() published:

beautiful girl

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you are beautiful 
in the way that destruction is beautiful—
bruises blooming roselike in your lungs,
smoke in the air and thorns under your nails,
bones jutting out; a map tangible enough for me, blind.

you are beautiful in the way an apocalypse is beautiful—
blue light and metal and rainfall
your stride, reminiscent of lions roaring. if i try hard
enough, i can hear your chains rattle.

you are beautiful in the way wildfires are beautiful—
weeping gasoline and...
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silvernight (United States of America)() published:

teenage apathy

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we're
supposed to be studying.

(we're not.) someone
throws
a pencil into a drain. it
cl a t  t  e  r   s
down, taunting. a
reminder. a 
warning,
maybe.

leaves scrape
a dissonant symphony
against the cement, an
unsettling susurra in 
the fragility of this moment.

our shadows lengthen, dusky
liminality when everything else
hovers in uncertainty,
too. our phantom coming-of-age. a brittle
silence— the signal of a generation compliant,
with everything to lose
and no one to care.

the...

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130 (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

The Eighth Commandment

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Black booted feet beating on the forest floor I weave through the tall formidable soldiers of Mother Nature that surround me. My breath puffing out in a little cloud of condensation, I halt, shiver, and pull my coat around myself a little tighter. Filtered moonlight peeking through the rustic emerald canopy provides insufficient illumination for my cause.

Where is it?

Squinting, I attempt (in futility) to find my bearings in this dark, almost satanic, underworld. Making a snap decision I...

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Sydni Whitfield (United States of America)() published:

Some Days

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Some days I feel like it’s just me and the world.  No one else.  
    Those are the best days.  
    The days when I feel untouchable, and if I just reach high enough, I can touch the sky.  
    Nothing feels quite as frightening on those days. I don’t fear the unknown and I don’t live in my thoughts.  I just kind of am.  
    Today is one of those days.  
    On these days, I don’t make my...

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V-Rose (United States of America)() published:

I Am The Wolf!

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Mirror, Mirror true and tall
Who's the smartest of them all
Not me?
What a shame.
But wait.
Haven't I already played this game?
Have you not guessed who I am?
What skin I wear beneath?
Why I dress like a lamb...
But I have such vicious teeth.

I can act a simple part
I can show that I am smart
But I do not show much more than that
What I am is not a known fact
You tear...

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kyria tamzil (United States of America)() published:

8 letters

PROMPT: Love After Love

he said 'i love you' and she said it too. 
and then she began to think, how long must i pull through?
all she could think of is the life that she had to pursue and how she knew he was untrue. 
she knew they had different views, but it was the presence of each other that they were used to. 

he said 'i love you' but will he ever follow through? 
she continues to be used and abused and...

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RosieGrace (United States of America)() published:

Dawn

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And just like that,
The mist rose
From the city of green,
And suddenly a glow took over
Everything and anything,
A glittering crown 
Placed upon a golden brow.

Flecks of light danced
Among the feet of ancients.
Spirits of shadow soaked up the golden rays
And were freed at last.

A whispered breath of joy
Aroused the sleeping giants,
Waving their arms and shaking their heads
With its gentle force.
Songs of tiny creatures awakening
Filled the sacred air, ...

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V-Rose (United States of America)() published:

Stupid Candy Hearts

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Candy, chocolate, roses, and red
And "I love you" that card said
But no one cares where I am on this day
Because no one likes taking my way
But that's okay, though candy hearts say "Be mine"
No one's gonna come ask to be my Valentine
And I sit in this quiet forest of love
But there is no light coming in from above
And I am alone while everyone else has been claimed
But no one gave me...

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luluwrites111 (United States of America)() published:

#escapril2020 earthly pleasures!

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The clear river water looks green in the shade and blue in the sun. 

Soft currents push me along,
and small frogs swim among the rocky shallows.

I drift past umbrella leaves with long stalks, rooted in ice cold mountain streams.

The river delivers me over green deep patches, gilded pebble expanses, and algae clouds that mirror the sky above.

We have a picnic upstream, and a lazy ride back down.

My body warmed by the sun, I trail my...

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Declan Andresen (United States of America)() published:

Stranded: The Island

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Stranded : The Island
By: Declan Andresen
Prologue
         In 1940, a Patrol Boat for the Australian Navy was sailing through the Atlantic. On this ship, there was a man named Will Arthur who was carrying crucial information for the Allies. “When will we be arriving in Australia?” He asked the captain. “We should be arriving within half a day Sir,” he replied. The ship continued on for about an hour before Will heard a shout, “Incoming planes on the radar...
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Samina (India)() published:

PRIZES

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Prizes!!!
    1st: Three reviews(  pieces of your choice); three likes and comments ( pieces of my choice)
     2nd: Two reviews( pieces of your choice), two likes and comments ( pieces of my choice)
    3rd: One review( a piece of your choice), one like and comment( a piece of my choice)
  Any Honorable Mentions will get comments on any 2 piece (one of your choice and another one of my choice.)
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PurplePanache (United Arab Emirates)() published:

death's diary

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April 4, Saturday, 22:03
My Scheherazade, the only woman I love. Her form bit away the corners of my mind like an angry ocean sinking its fangs into the breast of a shore. When I loved her, Scheherazade was the passive Night, bejeweled, the secrets of a thousand years asleep within her eyelids.
It was only when I feared her that Scheherazade turned Night to Day and the secrets spilled awake. Yes, my Scheherazade was also the only woman I...

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PurplePanache (United Arab Emirates)() published:

leafing

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these days i want to leave
to the horizon
and bask in its deception
i want to feel
an ocean wrap my convulsing
body
with a mirthless chuckle
i want to seek what i’ll never find
and bask in the mirth.
 

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PurplePanache (United Arab Emirates)() published:

Bedtime

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Let the painting gather dust
Let the music die
Watch your broken skin burn
Watch the perfect skies
 
And allow death to guide you
Through these broken realms
Let fire consume you
Let wounds bleed
 
For you have become insignificance
On this journey to the skies
Behind tired eyelids
Go off to die.

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PurplePanache (United Arab Emirates)() published:

Precipitation

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now, look up at the sun
his artful eyes
tracing
the curves of your mind
boring deep
deeper
 
then watch him as he falls
to your feet
and gently step upon
his heart
just for effect
then harder
harder
watch his light and soul ooze out.

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PurplePanache (United Arab Emirates)() published:

Condension

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I remember your hand as it
Searched for mine
In a room filled with emptiness
Before I broke my body
Of glass
Upon your thigh
I felt your pulse on my heart
The minty smell
Of your veins
And we lay there
Through the night
Our bodies young and broken.

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PurplePanache (United Arab Emirates)() published:

Evaporation

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Crushed stawberries! Come let us feast our eyes.
 
 
Oh yes, my nose bleeds
Like crushed strawberries
His skin is centuries old
His love is kind
He
Took away the flush from my cheeks
And the pain from my teeth
In my boredom so exquisite
We exchange words.
 
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buddingauthor (India)() published:

A New Journey

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Emma was on time for her morning run today. Music was blasting in her earphones and she did not have a care in the world. She came out of her flat, locked the door, and jogged towards the elevator, because she'd hurt her foot the other day and couldn't take the stairs.

Emma was in a good mood today, and the upbeat music added to her joy. She was waiting for the elevator and decided to dance like no one...

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Halopoet (Pakistan)() published:

One night: a lifetime in love(sad ending) part two

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They lay like that till dawn broke and scarlette got up. "I have to goo or my parents will know im missing." He got up too and said goodbye. She was getting down but she rose up and looked at Ethan,"hey you will be here tonight won't you?" Ofcourse i will" he answered. She got down and was running back home when she suddenly stopped, her lungs were burning and it was hard to keep moving. She fainted on the...

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130 (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)() published:

Cherry Blossom

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Black heels sinking into the well-kept grass, I look over the fresh gravestone, its polished stone almost suggesting it sprung out of the ground a mere 45 minutes ago. Here we are again. You and me, just like old times, nothing separating us but six feet of dirt; I look down to my feet. A gold wedding band glints on my finger, the symbol of an eternity, and a hot flash of guilt slashes down my spine. A solitary cherry...

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Halopoet (Pakistan)() published:

One night: a lifetime in love(sad ending) part one

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Scarlette was breathing heavily as she climbed the last bit of the tall tower. She finally reached the top for the first time, it was her dream come true. She bent down to hold her knees while gasping for breath she shouldn't have been doing this not atleast as a serious patient of asthma. She was standing at the edge of the tower and as she rose, she saw a boy standing infront of her. She was just going to...

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Lathrom (United States of America)() published:

Time Flies

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My kid rode his first bike today. He also fell off his first bike today. And got his first injury from his bike. It was only a scratch though, and Winter got right back up and rode on again. I won’t ever be able to ride a bike though. Unless Winter wants me to. 
   I’m not Winter’s parent, or babysitter. Or a guardian angel, if that’s what you believe. I’m his friend. Imaginary though. And I’m okay with that. I...

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