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Piper Dash (United States) published:

Mirrors

FREE WRITING

Have you ever watched a mirror
As it slowly fogs up?
It starts as just a haze at the edge of your vision
A smudge here, a blur there
But it creeps
S l o w l y
Until it consumes everything
And you lose sight
Of your reflection
Of who you are
Or, who you used to be
 
 

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Sulfur (United States) published:

Hostage

FREE WRITING

You could say sorry a thousand times. 
You could buy me gifts. Write me a card. Get me a million flowers. You could explain away your actions.
You could do it over and over. 
You could stab me in the back over and over. 
And I'd still believe you. 
You could walk all over me if you wanted. You could use me all you want. And I'd let you. 
I'd say my hands are tied. I'd say you force me...

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Piper Dash (United States) published:

Life

FREE WRITING

Sometimes
Life
Is a Halloween party
But you’re the only one in costume

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Deadly Luv (United States) published:

The Lost Sister, the tale of a missing girl coming home for christmas

FREE WRITING

I was sitting at the table with my mother and father. I was helping them wrap presents for the family holiday party in a few hours. We were all silent. Though this time of year was cheery for most people, it was not for us. Ten years ago today my 6-year-old sister went missing. If she was still alive, which was very unlikely, she would be 16 years old. Though I was only 4 at the time she went missing,...

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LJ (United States) published:

1 a.m. and thinking

FREE WRITING

Okay. No poem, no mask. Okay, what’s happening is that I’m sitting in my bed at one in the morning thinking about you. Yes. You. My dear dear everything. The person who I will always love. I don’t really love my first period of school but it’s my favorite time of day because I get to see you after what’s felt a lifetime. Isn’t it crazy? Eight billion people. And we found each other in the middle of what seemed...

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Piper Dash (United States) published:

Mirrors

FREE WRITING

Have you ever watched a mirror
As it slowly fogs up?
It starts as just a haze at the edge of your vision
A smudge here, a blur there
But it creeps
S l o w l y
Until it consumes everything
And you lose sight
Of your reflection
Of who you are
Or, who you used to be
 
 

about 1 hour ago

2

Sulfur (United States) published:

Hostage

FREE WRITING

You could say sorry a thousand times. 
You could buy me gifts. Write me a card. Get me a million flowers. You could explain away your actions.
You could do it over and over. 
You could stab me in the back over and over. 
And I'd still believe you. 
You could walk all over me if you wanted. You could use me all you want. And I'd let you. 
I'd say my hands are tied. I'd say you force me...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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Piper Dash (United States) published:

Life

FREE WRITING

Sometimes
Life
Is a Halloween party
But you’re the only one in costume

about 1 hour ago

7

Deadly Luv (United States) published:

The Lost Sister, the tale of a missing girl coming home for christmas

FREE WRITING

I was sitting at the table with my mother and father. I was helping them wrap presents for the family holiday party in a few hours. We were all silent. Though this time of year was cheery for most people, it was not for us. Ten years ago today my 6-year-old sister went missing. If she was still alive, which was very unlikely, she would be 16 years old. Though I was only 4 at the time she went missing,...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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LJ (United States) published:

1 a.m. and thinking

FREE WRITING

Okay. No poem, no mask. Okay, what’s happening is that I’m sitting in my bed at one in the morning thinking about you. Yes. You. My dear dear everything. The person who I will always love. I don’t really love my first period of school but it’s my favorite time of day because I get to see you after what’s felt a lifetime. Isn’t it crazy? Eight billion people. And we found each other in the middle of what seemed...

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aosora (United Arab Emirates) published:

shoes that fill with rainwater

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on a rainy day, i watch a football match and wait for my shoes to dry.
outside, the cars sweep themselves up into a storm.
my glasses weep and i wish the clouds never clear up.
in the office, the roars of each goal echo in my ears.
i like the coffee here sometimes.
i like the people here sometimes.
i leave a muddy footprint on the carpet.
it is a mundane day.
it might've been the asscrack of August...
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~Zoe~ (United States) published:

november dreams

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it's november again, 
and all I can say is
despite the broken heart that I drew on my coffee cup
and the book I lost last spring, 
there are candles burning 
and I made plans to buy flowers with a friend next saturday. 
and I am content. 

perhaps I did write that I am drowning.
perhaps the candles have been burning for too long 
and my books have scribbled notes in the margins
but dreams cover my walls
and I...

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mnesic writer (United States) published:

find me gently

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find me gently,
somewhere else.
under shade trees for prospered health;
in a meadow where the sun yields pleasure.
inside the sea's stomach where everything is nothing
all together.


find me gently,
beyond a grave.
both in the sky and beyond the clouds;
imagine me as the air, I will surround you,
but never suffocate you.
just to breathe can be reminiscing.


find me gently,
in shadows
never to be seen, but never hiding.
seek me out,
that's how you...

about 3 hours ago

2

Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

Unsinged

FREE WRITING


I write that I'm bleeding, I write that I'm bruised
It's the only way I know how to describe feeling used

If you had just beaten me up with your first
I could show people why I've been broken like this

But this hurt is internal, not a scar to be seen
I'm terrified no one will know what I mean

How I wish to be wounded in an obvious way
It's sickening but then I'd be able to say
...
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grxce.h (Australia) published:

give me some poetry inspo

FREE WRITING

comment what i should base my poem off about?

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Sulfur (United States) published:

Hostage

FREE WRITING

You could say sorry a thousand times. 
You could buy me gifts. Write me a card. Get me a million flowers. You could explain away your actions.
You could do it over and over. 
You could stab me in the back over and over. 
And I'd still believe you. 
You could walk all over me if you wanted. You could use me all you want. And I'd let you. 
I'd say my hands are tied. I'd say you force me...

Seeking Peer Reviews

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7

Deadly Luv (United States) published:

The Lost Sister, the tale of a missing girl coming home for christmas

FREE WRITING

I was sitting at the table with my mother and father. I was helping them wrap presents for the family holiday party in a few hours. We were all silent. Though this time of year was cheery for most people, it was not for us. Ten years ago today my 6-year-old sister went missing. If she was still alive, which was very unlikely, she would be 16 years old. Though I was only 4 at the time she went missing,...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

14

aosora (United Arab Emirates) published:

shoes that fill with rainwater

FREE WRITING


on a rainy day, i watch a football match and wait for my shoes to dry.
outside, the cars sweep themselves up into a storm.
my glasses weep and i wish the clouds never clear up.
in the office, the roars of each goal echo in my ears.
i like the coffee here sometimes.
i like the people here sometimes.
i leave a muddy footprint on the carpet.
it is a mundane day.
it might've been the asscrack of August...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

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1

~Zoe~ (United States) published:

november dreams

FREE WRITING

it's november again, 
and all I can say is
despite the broken heart that I drew on my coffee cup
and the book I lost last spring, 
there are candles burning 
and I made plans to buy flowers with a friend next saturday. 
and I am content. 

perhaps I did write that I am drowning.
perhaps the candles have been burning for too long 
and my books have scribbled notes in the margins
but dreams cover my walls
and I...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 2 hours ago

2

Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

Unsinged

FREE WRITING


I write that I'm bleeding, I write that I'm bruised
It's the only way I know how to describe feeling used

If you had just beaten me up with your first
I could show people why I've been broken like this

But this hurt is internal, not a scar to be seen
I'm terrified no one will know what I mean

How I wish to be wounded in an obvious way
It's sickening but then I'd be able to say
...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

2

grxce.h (Australia) published:

give me some poetry inspo

FREE WRITING

comment what i should base my poem off about?

Seeking Peer Reviews

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1

Writersblock5000 (United States) published:

Communication

FREE WRITING

Funny, how communication can solve so much

Especially with all of our thoughts

They won't listen
or
They don't understand

It's honestly funny how simple it is to just tell someone
If you don't like something
Or worry a joke was taken too far
Or just need to talk

All the thoughts our brains have are against it
But when it happens

It's easy and effective

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Asher Stein (United States) published:

Reflections Of Myself

FREE WRITING

I’ve held myself between self-hate and lustful love for eons.
I live in the future desperately looking back through a black-and-white filter.
I can’t find the in-between of ingenuity and duplicity. 
I swing from vines expecting to climb but hoping to fall. 
Kindness is vanity in rose-colored glasses. 
I seek normalcy so vehemently that I find myself hoping to be let down. 
Bad habits are owned by the immoral. 
Placidity is the result of continued success without struggle. 
I write...

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skyfullofdreams (Canada) published:

you're breaking into my imagination / whatever's in there, it's yours to take

FREE WRITING

bitter like thunderstorms. sink your teeth into
the falling edge of the sun
close your eyes. can you see me now?
try to scream, don't raise your voice.
see me in all my impossibilities
swim through my alternate realities
try not to drown, i can't save you
i'm powerless.

memories fly by like bullets
catch them right through your hand
your palm-blood, dripping down as 
my fears, don't look too closely,
you'll see my reflection. 

stare down the well of...

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Written_In_Water (United Kingdom) published:

DESIGN

FREE WRITING

You can’t just renege on plans, Fate!

Hope, it was only a small change. You’re just making a big deal out of nothing.

No, I’m not! Do you have any idea how long this will take to fix?!

Don’t worry - I’ll have it done by tomorr-

It can’t be less than three centuries of overtime! And not just for you! You have no concept of just how much of a difference one new life can make.

Like I said...

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