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Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

noise

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Stop that
infernal banging, dear.
It's ringing in my head.
Stop that
infernal clanging, dear.
I've begun to wish you dead
 

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Israfel

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The angel's Funeral
was bright and clear and
so desperately empty.
The coffin was pine, screaming
as it fell.
 

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Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

noise

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Stop that
infernal banging, dear.
It's ringing in my head.
Stop that
infernal clanging, dear.
I've begun to wish you dead
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

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1

Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

Israfel

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The angel's Funeral
was bright and clear and
so desperately empty.
The coffin was pine, screaming
as it fell.
 

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Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

static

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Recently,
I feel I've been
so terribly static.
Static in the way of an ocean, frozen over.
It seems so terribly tumultuous 
but when you look closer you see
that the dips and whirls
and fearsome waves are frozen,
unchanging.
 

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Wolfblood (United States) published:

Prompt Challange!! :)

FREE WRITING

For the next few days, I'm going to post a prompt or a part of a poem I have written. Your challenge is to fill in the prompt or finish the poem in the comments or on your profile. 
If you'd like to participate please put a smile or star in the comments of this post. 
Thanks for reading :)     

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pink_b_writes (United States) published:

Post #2 - 6 Word Prompt

PROMPT: September 2022 Grab Bag

Prompt: a six-word story about a momentous event. (magpies in may)

My Most Momentous Event:
Materialized, Blinked, Cried, Wrapped, Held, Survived

Can you guess what I'm referring to? It has been the literally only momentous event in my life. 

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Itzelle (United States) published:

Death

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I breathe in the 
putrid stench of your breath
as you come closer to
me 
and I 
shrink away from you
and my feet fly frantically
over the pavement
as I run from
the disease you bring
to me. 

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Nuzhat Arpita (Bangladesh) published:

Dead Dreams

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In the sinister night
The innocent stars tremble with fear,
Blackness engulfs the pale moonlight,
Even mighty owls go blind.
But here I am, walking the streets of this dead city,
Crying blood, cause I have no tears left,
The gluttonous darkness can't end me,
'cause I make it nauseous.
I walk, I walk, I walk
Slowly losing my grasps on reality,
My limbs ache,
But I feel no pain.
Slowly I reach the end of the endless city,
To...

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1

somebody000 (United States) published:

The Baudelaires

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A shadow stalks their every step, 
A silent voice of pain and sorrow. 
Fires burning, 
Gears turning, 
Books of learning, 
Past returning. 
Foul dungeons and mansions with corpses. 
Snakes and cliffs and winding steps, 
Through snow and deadly lakes
Misfortune stalks them on days both gray and fine
And graves lay out in a perfect line 
And always a mysterious sign
Winks at them like the stars align
And everything is on fire. 

But even in those bad beginnings, 
Light...

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EdgeLord Mickey (United States) published:

Is That Weird?

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What makes me happy is making someone else happy. What makes me smile is making someone else smile. What makes me laugh is making someone else laugh. 
What makes my day… is making someone else’s. Is that weird?
Is it so weird that I can feel no joy unless I make someone else feel joy? Is it so weird to be like that?
I feel free to love all genders. I don’t restrain myself to the girls who I think...

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6

Zephyr (India) published:

12 am thoughts/lines

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I've seen a million stars trying to rewrite my future
but each one falls to the ground like my expectations...

There are flowers of love blooming from my irises preventing me 
from seeing the real you- I guess that's why they say love makes you blind...

you've cleared the forest that I grew around my heart
now my heart's hiding like a deer from its prey...

  
You're the face of nature causing hurricanes in my heart
and whirlpools in...
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Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

noise

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Stop that
infernal banging, dear.
It's ringing in my head.
Stop that
infernal clanging, dear.
I've begun to wish you dead
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

13 minutes ago

1

Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

Israfel

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The angel's Funeral
was bright and clear and
so desperately empty.
The coffin was pine, screaming
as it fell.
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

23 minutes ago

2

Hullo, darling, I've stolen your knees (United States) published:

static

FREE WRITING

Recently,
I feel I've been
so terribly static.
Static in the way of an ocean, frozen over.
It seems so terribly tumultuous 
but when you look closer you see
that the dips and whirls
and fearsome waves are frozen,
unchanging.
 

Seeking Peer Reviews

27 minutes ago

1

pink_b_writes (United States) published:

Post #2 - 6 Word Prompt

PROMPT: September 2022 Grab Bag

Prompt: a six-word story about a momentous event. (magpies in may)

My Most Momentous Event:
Materialized, Blinked, Cried, Wrapped, Held, Survived

Can you guess what I'm referring to? It has been the literally only momentous event in my life. 

Seeking Peer Reviews

44 minutes ago

3
1

Itzelle (United States) published:

Death

FREE WRITING

I breathe in the 
putrid stench of your breath
as you come closer to
me 
and I 
shrink away from you
and my feet fly frantically
over the pavement
as I run from
the disease you bring
to me. 

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

2

Nuzhat Arpita (Bangladesh) published:

Dead Dreams

FREE WRITING

In the sinister night
The innocent stars tremble with fear,
Blackness engulfs the pale moonlight,
Even mighty owls go blind.
But here I am, walking the streets of this dead city,
Crying blood, cause I have no tears left,
The gluttonous darkness can't end me,
'cause I make it nauseous.
I walk, I walk, I walk
Slowly losing my grasps on reality,
My limbs ache,
But I feel no pain.
Slowly I reach the end of the endless city,
To...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

1

somebody000 (United States) published:

The Baudelaires

FREE WRITING

A shadow stalks their every step, 
A silent voice of pain and sorrow. 
Fires burning, 
Gears turning, 
Books of learning, 
Past returning. 
Foul dungeons and mansions with corpses. 
Snakes and cliffs and winding steps, 
Through snow and deadly lakes
Misfortune stalks them on days both gray and fine
And graves lay out in a perfect line 
And always a mysterious sign
Winks at them like the stars align
And everything is on fire. 

But even in those bad beginnings, 
Light...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

12
2

EdgeLord Mickey (United States) published:

Is That Weird?

FREE WRITING

What makes me happy is making someone else happy. What makes me smile is making someone else smile. What makes me laugh is making someone else laugh. 
What makes my day… is making someone else’s. Is that weird?
Is it so weird that I can feel no joy unless I make someone else feel joy? Is it so weird to be like that?
I feel free to love all genders. I don’t restrain myself to the girls who I think...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 hour ago

6

Zephyr (India) published:

12 am thoughts/lines

FREE WRITING

I've seen a million stars trying to rewrite my future
but each one falls to the ground like my expectations...

There are flowers of love blooming from my irises preventing me 
from seeing the real you- I guess that's why they say love makes you blind...

you've cleared the forest that I grew around my heart
now my heart's hiding like a deer from its prey...

  
You're the face of nature causing hurricanes in my heart
and whirlpools in...
Seeking Peer Reviews

about 3 hours ago

7

joeD (Malaysia) published:

Rip-Off Santa Claus

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He wore a fur coat in red-magma
And donned white beards like a mantra.
Then he banged his brain
On a candy cane
And decided that he was now Santa.    
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