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Persephone (United Kingdom) published:

Like a mirror

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

The moon is silent.
As her light gleams over the world,
the loneliest souls yearn for her touch.
Her light brings what others cannot.
People dance in it,
Spill their most darknest and malicious secrets to it.
Such ethereal beauty only appears in the dark,
To those in need of light the most.
And yet, her light is only a reflection
 

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Emily Jasmine (United Kingdom) published:

Time

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

It journeys, like an orbit, through echoes of itself,
unravelling moments in phosphorescent ribbons,
unwinding promises on silver strings. This immortal
current is one-directional; there is only onwards,
perpetually onwards, like a homesick river.
You are momentary, but it realises you are infinite;
it knows your name, and tells you endlessly. 
Your eyes, star-dusted, swallow its eternal promise.
It will remember you. It will remember you.

 

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unchosen cauliflower (Australia) published:

There is Cause For Hope In A Redwood Forest

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

There is cause for hope in a redwood forest
There is a cause for silence in a view
There is time and tides in the restless water
There is forgiveness in a river
When the stream washes away the dirt
When the memory is carried away
When the river becomes the ocean
And one day back again
There is cause for hope in a redwood forest

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unchosen cauliflower (Australia) published:

There is Cause For Hope In A Redwood Forest

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

There is cause for hope in a redwood forest
There is a cause for silence in a view
There is time and tides in the restless water
There is forgiveness in a river
When the stream washes away the dirt
When the memory is carried away
When the river becomes the ocean
And one day back again
There is cause for hope in a redwood forest

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Starlitskies (Sri Lanka) published:

the intersection at midnight

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

ghosts of lingering
headlights remain,
where the weary
red lights blink
ushering empty air
under the amber
glow of lampposts,
like the city has
begun to burn

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IMA Dragon (United States) published:

Paper

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

White as snow
Light as a feather
Trees chopped to make sheets
Sheets thinner than a slice of meat
More painful than a sting
Brings peace and war
Stories told and lost
Universes created and destroyed 
Paper
 

 

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Daisy.b3ll (United Kingdom) published:

Untouched

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

He sat there looking out the window,
up,
breathing in.
out,exhaling,
looking out,
 and picturing it in his mind ,
 which was playing  a silent symphony of memories,
 built on  bank where he grew up on 
 A smile grew on his face, 
His eye twitched, comfort cradled him
 A feeling of Joy.




 

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sristi agarwal (India) published:

Decade

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

A decade since you have gone
But I still hear your voice,
as if it was yesterday.
Ten summers have passed
So have ten winters,
But I doubt,if I will 
survive for ten more seasons,
I won't quit for just another day
Though I am void of reasons.


 

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sristi agarwal (India) published:

Decade

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

A decade since you have gone
But I still hear your voice,
as if it was yesterday.
Ten summers have passed
So have ten winters,
But I doubt,if I will 
survive for ten more seasons,
I won't quit for just another day
Though I am void of reasons.


 

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Cosmogyral (United States) published:

pain.

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

there's this sort of pain that
kind of just started to bubble
within me.
it festered and spread and still
it fed.
i know nothing exists beyond
my own limits,
but for once i ask myself;
when was it that this feeling began?

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Cucoolchameleon (United States) published:

The Blank Page

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

White. Boundless whiteness. The world
has never seemed so clear. Crusted corners
soak up dust, seethe and roil at your touch. 
Click. Click. The pen’s ink sloshes within, 
crimson blood turned charcoal, flows 
from your veins into the ballpoint—wait. 
Pause. Reflect, before you press your mark 
onto the perfect space. Listen close, and eventually 
you’ll hear it whisper, yes. 

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jada18 (Guyana) published:

Teenagers Feelings

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Thirteen to Nineteen is that time for pain 
When you feel lost and can not regain
The times you have cried 
The times you have tried 
Tried of everything happening 
Tired of family and friends backstabbing 
My body is shaming ,My grades downgrading 
Teenage is hard and i have come so far
Maybe when i am older i will look back and laugh

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Sophia Sangar (United Kingdom) published:

Strawberry

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Strawberry

Seeds like freckles
On a well loved face.
Prone to laughter, 
ever sweet.
In morning dew
her skin like rubies,
she who blushes
in the rays of Sun.
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Sophia Sangar (United Kingdom) published:

Strawberry

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Strawberry

Seeds like freckles
On a well loved face.
Prone to laughter, 
ever sweet.
In morning dew
her skin like rubies,
she who blushes
in the rays of Sun.
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_Peanut_ (United States) published:

Bobby Pin

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

It grasps the threads of life, though
Its body is sleek, shiny copper

Miniscule, reflected mountains
Are its fountain of strength

Though it's no longer than the sigh of relief
That can only be heard

When its presence is discovered
Upon my lowly dresser 

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sophenea (United States) published:

Shattering Earth

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

glossy glass that supports what is inside
water that seems to go on and on
land where trees and plants and flowers burgeon
The vase              falls            to the ground
it becomes a mound of nothing
The flower inside           dies               faster than a bullet
the vase cannot be fixed
When the Earth is hurt
it is forever       ...

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sophenea (United States) published:

Shattering Earth

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

glossy glass that supports what is inside
water that seems to go on and on
land where trees and plants and flowers burgeon
The vase              falls            to the ground
it becomes a mound of nothing
The flower inside           dies               faster than a bullet
the vase cannot be fixed
When the Earth is hurt
it is forever       ...

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SunV (India) published:

Hug me

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

a hug here, and handshake there
a smile on your face as you greet friends new and old
and you wonder to yourself how lucky you are
to be able to touch again, to love for real once more
because the one thing you took for granted
the life you seemed to live for the sake of living
that had gone, and come back again
and you missed it, truly missed it
and now you won't waste another moment

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Ismasura (United States) published:

The Everlasting Fire - Writing prompt

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

┍━━━━ ⋆⋅☆⋅⋆ ━━━━┑

A fire burns

Ash on my tongue 

The fire grows brighter

A crow flies overhead

Endless black eyes search my very soul

The fire grows hotter

Soot-covered hands gasp at my ashen legs

Kicking and screaming my body is pulled into the flames

The once everlasting fire now lays dormant for its next victim

┕━━━━ ⋆⋅☆⋅⋆ ━━━━┙

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Cash ❤︎ (Hong Kong) published:

summer peach

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

round and fresh and delightful like the hot afternoon sun
sweet and juicy and rich like all the summers past spent
rosy and plush and full of endless memories together
squeezed and dripping with the sweat and tears of a lifetime
pink and orange and bright like it was never going to run out
until it is sliced into half and left bleeding like the brimming sunset
empty of all its fullness for it will never be shared again
a...

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Molly_ (United Kingdom) published:

Words on a Page

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Leather-bound and fading,
               sat on an ageing shelf like time, 
       pages filled and never changing, 
             begin a first and final climb-
                        they reach up to the heavens
             to rest amongst the cloud
       for the word of one is silent 
       ...

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Kirstin (Singapore) published:

Ceiling Fan

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

From a rusted head of metal
Looming from a badminton court’s
Ceiling, neck creaking,
I glimpse a diligent baker: 
The weathered blades unravel winds, 
Flatter us like cream upon cake
Its airs make sweat feel sweet 
Toiling as we revel
in the icings of breeze 
 

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Solar_Phoenix (United States) published:

Letting Go

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

I know you were just the first in a series of unfortunate events that you didn't cause.

But all my pain, leads back to you

I will always find a way to blame you.

For you brought stillness and ease, a peaceful bliss

Now, you bring darkness and the peaceful bliss that once came with you, has turned into fear.

Fear that I will never be enough, fear that you'll try to come back

I miss the peaceful bliss, but...

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_Peanut_ (United States) published:

Bobby Pin

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

It holds, unnoticed
Is its goal
Sleek, shiny copper
Is its body
Miniscule, reflected mountains
Are its fountain of strength
Though it's no longer than the sigh of relief
That can only be heard
When its presence is discovered

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cbuday (United States) published:

my mother's hands

PROMPT: Extraordinary in the Ordinary

loopy letters form from the pen in her haggard hand,
skin cracked, red and rough
from taking care. 
hands that have cradled, wept, danced
sang, played, measured, calculated,
now close around mine. 
lines trace up and down her fingers
mapping out her timeline, her being, her everything
like rings on a tree, infused with unending wisdom.  
 


 

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