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Dragonfly (Germany) published:

The fruit I ate should not affect my daughters

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You made me from his rib.
Though from his bone, I am not his.
Do you not see I am my own?
Why did he get a name?

But Adam could name me?
I am not his to name.
You call me "living one", "the source of life". Don’t you know I live for knowledge also?
It is my right not just to give, but to take too.

And so I did, as you remember,
Though conflict, battle, tore the...

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7 months ago

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Tvaylor (Nigeria) published:

Dear Elizabeth,

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What a perfect picture you were 
So composed, so divine
Commoners looked at me
Thought I was a ticking bomb in time
Well so did I
Given from birth 
A belittling superiority
A queen for that matter
A back up for the latter
I do not blame you 
Always so sweet, always saw the best in me
Stepping out of your blinding light
Was a must
But that made me do things
I ought to have not
Margaret was my...
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7 months ago

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LittleWolf (Australia) published:

Marionette

PROMPT: The World's Writer

She is normal.
Taught by a society who subjugate her voices,
They tell her how to think, no
Dictate it.
She is a doll, a puppet, marionette
Paper skin to be drawn upon,
Folded into origami cranes
But never enough to grant her a wish.
She is someone else's project, 
Never her own.
She wishes she was.
And so she stews and simmers under the surface,
A labyrinth of scribbled out dreams
And left over scars from the
Surgical removal...

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7 months ago

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SnowLeopard06 (United States) published:

Beauty of the Beast

PROMPT: The World's Writer

I'm not human, and I know it.
I run like the wind, and walk the mountains, but
No one seems to see.
And I'd be fine with living with the forests, but
Bullets hurt.
You tear and scream and beg us "please,
Don't fade," but
Truly we are nothing more than bullet-graced to you,
And trap-torn,
With patched ears that have nothing to do with spats with
Mother Bear down the hill.

We howl at the moon, but ...

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7 months ago

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only_a_mirage (bird) (United States) published:

the world of unwanted soldiers

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from the perspective of an unnamed young woman



where- where am i?
why are all these people here?
am i in heaven?
as a young girl walks up to me, she starts to speak
"my words were stolen by my father"
more people come up to me, sharing their stories in simple sentences
"my inventions were stolen by a man"
"my validity as a black trans woman was stolen by a group of white queer men"
"my culture was stolen...
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7 months ago

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PercyFan28 (United States) published:

The Flower Remains Alive

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The Flower Remains Alive
At least... for now
I don't know for how long it will

I wish she'd let me take control once in a while.

She does too
But she and she and she won't let me
I wish that they would let me
But I'm not going to get mad at them

That's not who I am.

The Flower Remains Alive
At least... for now
I don't think I'm on my deathbed yet

I want to be...

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7 months ago

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NS Kumar (India) published:

Reading Albert's Letters

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    I. I look forward to our new common work. You must also continue with your research – how proud I will be to     have a doctor for my spouse when I’ll only be an ordinary man.

I love a boy in Zurich and he loves me back;
though he knows there are women way 
more homely
than I.

I'm sure that they
don't limp into filled lecture halls
or bury themselves in libraries
with a head full of dreams.
...

7 months ago

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Writing4Life (Australia) published:

grieving/grieved

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Born in the town my grandfathers founded,
Born to a family of six,
The fourth of seven children.
Raised with love and care,
Raised with all I wanted at my fingertips.
I was six when my mother died,
I remember how her face looked,
Those dark eyes, begging, pleading me to help her,
And I tried.
But she left, as they all would.
Then, weeks later, Betsey Humphreys took over the reins,
It happened quickly,
Too quickly.
Her cold eyes...

7 months ago