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Isha kinda writes (Nigeria) published:

In this exact position, Aisha resides

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

The vastness of the earth
is nothing to the vastness of the universe
and yet here I am

They say the first people migrated from Africa
And then built empires from the ground up
Some flourished and and some keep living and some died
yet here I am, on the same continent that we first found life

here I am
standing in the expansive shadows of my ancestors 
making the same mistakes as they made

here I am
holding the...

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KanjiKat (Canada) published:

Canyon, Hear My Echo

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

"Come down with me," she said.
"Come down to canyons green.
Come down the path of rose petals.
Come down to a place you've never seen."

And hear your footsteps
Echo (echo) (echo)
Like the memory of a dream.

Feel your skin tingle with misty air,
Feel your lungs swirl with life.
Feel your eyes blink in dusty blue,
Feel your voice slice fog like a knife.

And feel your heartbeat
Echo (echo) (echo)
Like an eternal line of life.
...

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1 day ago

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Somni Moonlight (United States) published:

Anything is Possible

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

Anything is possible
I can’t put away this smile 
Anything is possible  
With the right song 
Maybe I’ll ace that test, 
Or maybe I will get out there 
And just run (or jump or hop) 
Maybe the pounds will melt away 
From my sides and my mind 
Anything is possible! 
 
Anything is possible 
This isn’t a calm before the storm 
I am the storm, but don’t worry 
I’m not dangerous, but I hope 
My smile is infectious, 
Maybe I’ll...

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Isha kinda writes (Nigeria) published:

In this exact position, Aisha resides

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

The vastness of the earth
is nothing to the vastness of the universe
and yet here I am

They say the first people migrated from Africa
And then built empires from the ground up
Some flourished and and some keep living and some died
yet here I am, on the same continent that we first found life

here I am
standing in the expansive shadows of my ancestors 
making the same mistakes as they made

here I am
holding the...

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2 days ago

CosmicClams (Australia) published:

Rat Race

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

Work.
Work; physical or mental effort made toward achieving a result or goal.
Work is necessary to advance society as a whole.
Work is what unites us, drives us toward the betterment of our planet, so
Work toward achieving the top grades you could possibly get.
Work toward securing an occupation that lets you make a difference.
Work toward the breakthrough that will guide humanity into a golden age.
Work toward leading Earth and all on it to a better...

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3 days ago

4

Jadee (United States) published:

I reach

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

I greet my expression in the fading pool
And my complexion in the shattered mirror,

Unrepaired.

But in the glowing darkness of my room
Fumbling with my eyes now blind
I can see the reflection of my open chest
The red aorta a twisted hungry vine, color of the winter wine—
The gypsum bones broken and scattered like the eggs of easter for you to find—
The cicatryx, color of the newborn sun—
reopened to keep us warm.    



I...

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4 days ago

Aylin Gutierrez (United States) published:

Alex in My Arms

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

"My God Gears loose! The bloody frick is wrong with you! Come-- come on, just give me the flour sack," he griped, holding not his arms, but a single palm. Brendan would rather die than give it over. This fragile, if not metaphorical life in his hands. Not to that, to this neglectful reprobate. Who besides was yelling much too loud. Too loud and too aggressive.

"Give it to you! It! And what about Alex Jr. Huh, what happened to...

6 days ago

Aylin Gutierrez (United States) published:

Alex in My Arms

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

"My God Gears loose! The bloody frick is wrong with you! Come-- come on, just give me the flour sack," he griped, holding not his arms, but a single palm. Brendan would rather die than give it over. This fragile, if not metaphorical life in his hands. Not to that, to this neglectful reprobate. Who besides was yelling much too loud. Too loud and too aggressive.

"Give it to you! It! And what about Alex Jr. Huh, what happened to...

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6 days ago

3

Sweety (Kuwait) published:

A Tomorrow Which Never Comes

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

                                      Today is a bright day , finally can I start all over again
                                      Today will be a day of luck and prosperity
                                      Today will be the day i have my perfect sun rise

                                      I persist on ...................
                                      I believe on .............
                                      I imagine on  ........

                                      Looking on from here I almost fall for it all
                                      but with a light sweep from the wind
                                      the fogged visions settle down
                                      the bars...
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7 days ago

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⚡️Julia⚡️ (United States) published:

Rustling Leaves

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

Rustling leaves hang on the droopy tire of my bike,
grasping the thickness with an everlasting-like,

Clinging to a morsel, a string,
they shake and scurry,
beat down as ever,
move as if to hurry.

A sorrow within,
a sadness shown,
flaky hands crumbling,
about to be blown.

Rustling leaves tower across a lawn, 
taking over grass, trees, as well as a fawn.

Caving in rabbits,
Smothering grass,
entrenching birds,
covering cats.

Beaten only by rain,
when it comes, when...

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⚡️Julia⚡️ (United States) published:

Rustling Leaves

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

Rustling leaves hang on the droopy tire of my bike,
grasping the thickness with an everlasting-like,

Clinging to a morsel, a string,
they shake and scurry,
beat down as ever,
move as if to hurry.

A sorrow within,
a sadness shown,
flaky hands crumbling,
about to be blown.

Rustling leaves tower across a lawn, 
taking over grass, trees, as well as a fawn.

Caving in rabbits,
Smothering grass,
entrenching birds,
covering cats.

Beaten only by rain,
when it comes, when...

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7 days ago

Sydney H. (Switzerland) published:

On a Sunday afternoon

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)


Leathery nights and mud-baked clouds came and went in smokey strides
Nail polish and elevators and mouths mixing like sleepy red men in suits
On a Sunday afternoon.
The zucchinis and tomatoes are sliced so small you can’t see them only taste
Only smell the lizards burning in the gutter of a sandy Mediterranean house
On a Sunday afternoon.
There came a time when the femme next door stopped French-kissing
Which left only the sun licking the concrete with a...
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7 days ago

2

Writing4Life (Australia) published:

summer was

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)


summer was the smell of salt staining my fingerprints. summer was patriotic temporary tattoos displayed on forearms, fading into crinkled oblivion as the day wore on. summer was the roaring of waves, distant and near, crashing onto the sand's turf. summer was skin darkening as minutes turned into hours underneath the sun. summer was a beautiful collage of moments spent without regret.
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8 days ago

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liv marie (United States) published:

cherry blossoms

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

out there, somewhere, there is a field of cherry blossoms.
their pink petals arched across paths of bricks untarnished by absent footsteps;
sacred branches wavering and dipping amongst each other in a careful and articulated embrace.
my grandmother would gift me lotions and perfumes encased by their scent, 
the enchanted and magical comfort of their aroma brings her to me.

out there, somewhere, there is a field of cherry blossoms.
the soft remembrance of her would be sewn into the...

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8 days ago

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ArcticBear (Singapore) published:

FOMO

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

One of the fears I have is the fear of missing out. 

The fear that every day, I lose out on something. 
The fear that I may be paralysed by inaction. 
The fear that I favoured a consequence over another, a setback over a dilemma. 
The fear that I missed a party for a concert. 
The fear that I missed a home cooked meal for a buffet. 
The fear that I missed a friend for a company. 

I fear that...

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9 days ago

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jacklyle (United States) published:

You were always meant to do

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

Suspicion, whispering in the dark
Says I am a failure
Says I can't do anything
Belittles my ability and gifts

But I don't have to listen to it.
Beneath consideration
Barely a echo in the dark

Instead, I choose to listen to my confidence
Inwardly, the peals of joy ringing from
Inside the assurance of what I have and do
Remind me that I can do this.

Remember, clear as the water of an icicle
Reveal the crystals hidden in...

9 days ago

1

J_J (United States) published:

Wishes

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

She wishes she was funny
She wishes she was smart
She wishes she was popular
She wishes she was loyal

She wishes she was a better cook
She wishes she was a better friend
She wishes she was a better driver
She wishes she was a better student

She wishes she was confident
She wishes she was fearless
She wishes she was pretty
She wishes she was happy

She wishes she was like her big brother
She wishes she made...

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Saccharinecyanide (India) published:

Why? (Why? Why?)

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

You cannot fathom how much they mourn;
You are a being born from love, and yet,
You cannot learn to love yourself

Why can you only find your flaws?
Why, they weep, can't you see yourself as they do?
Why don't you value yourself, their most precious treasure?
Why can't you find it in you to be happy?

Oh, you bring tears to their eyes-
Oh, it's too cruel what you do to yourself.
Oh, what they'd give for...

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10 days ago

Emma.Hall (United States) published:

The Environment Crumbling

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The environment crumbling
A fleeting world for there is no care from the underlings
Glaciers melting and falling to the ground
A new meaning to 'warming'
A serious one at that

The environment crumbling
Beneath our feet
For greed is corruptive
"Give them an inch and they'll take a mile" put into perspective
We want so much but cannot seem to give enough

The environment crumbling
We often hear talks about leaving money to lineage so they can live a...

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Julia.LS (United States) published:

I Live Without Repeat

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

I live without repeat
        That's how it's always been
But somehow
        against all odds
Every day is the same
        And I don't know why.

I live without repeat
        That's how it's always been
As I walk in a straight line
        I think that today will be different 
But I know it won't
        As my unpredictability is thought out
And my spontaneous ways with a matching pattern
       ...

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sweber55 (United States) published:

Aydelette

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

I didn't want this. I didn't want to be the one standing on a podium. I didn't want to hear people screaming my name, for love or for hate. I didn't want a following. I didn't want enemies. I didn't want politics. I didn't want the bounty on my head... obviously. I didn't want to be Undesirable #1. 
    But I didn't want my father to sentence innocent people to death either.
I will not stand for that. I will not...

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Sophie Starfall (United States) published:

And Her Name Was Reverie

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______________________________
Oh some will learn to dance
Before they ever learn to walk

Oh some will learn to sing
Before they can even talk

Oh some will learn to paint
Before they ever learn to see

Oh and one such anomaly
Was a girl
And her name was Reverie
_______________________________


Oh some will have a voice so strong
And yet resign to silence

Oh some will have a ship so swift
And yet stay safe on their island

Oh some...

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marie_antoinette (United States) published:

Butterflies

PROMPT: Echo (Echo) (Echo)

when i first saw you, butterflies came alive in my stomach.
i could feel their colors: tangerine and lilac and periwinkle.
they drifted through the air, rising from me.
landing in my hair and on my fingertips.
and you could see them.

when i next saw you, the butterflies reappeared.
they were drunken angels, lazy with love and longing.
delicate, soft; just like your eyes. your smile when you saw me.
they were so gentle, and you mirrored that tenderness. ...

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peppermint_tea (United States) published:

your perfect guide to being the perfect daughter

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straighten your spine, roll your shoulders back, hold your head up high -- good posture is the key to success. tuck your hair behind your ears, smooth your skirt, tighten the laces of your shoes -- to look professional is to be professional. smile brightly, speak slowly, laugh softly -- good communication is everything.

do you understand? 

no, you cannot wear that dress. 

it's too short, too sheer, too shameless. 

no, you cannot speak so loud. 

it's too bold, too...

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mesh_mckinney (United States) published:

A Beautiful Lie

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You can pretend that your smile is innocent. You can pretend that you never knew me - the same way I pretend I don't stare. I you can pretend you don't change the subject when your friends start to talk about me. You can pretend you're just as clueless as I am about why you stopped seeing me. You can pretend you never really cared about me and you can pretend I was a waste of your time. You can...

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