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  • Three Word Prompt: f14 POETRY Student: Flow, Slow, Blow

    A storm is coming. Hear the cold wind blow

    What else approaches me with ill intent?

    A fear is growing in me, fast, although

    I cannot understand the fury's bent.

    The fright builds quickly, but my mind is slow

    To grasp its meaning, fighting through a h…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • 3 Word Prompt for Andrea, f14 POETRY class: BELIEVE HOPE LOVE

    I do believe the time has come to hope

    I'd love it if my friend came back at last.

    If I am wrong I'll wash my mouth with soap,

    And banish expectation to the past,

    But still, if I could nourish once again

    The happiness that once was his and mine,


    Posted 7 years ago
  • Hall of Broken Mirrors

    I'm one person.

    So many people talk about how they're all smashed to pieces, losing bits of themselves, lamenting like Humpty Dumpty at their inability to be pieced back together. I've been that person, but as time passed I learned that it's not about di…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Waiting

    I studied the table as though the words had been written there instead of spoken and left hanging in the air.

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Beating Hearts

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Scream

    How I scream

    Louder I scream

    When did I become this person

    I tear myself apart

    And lose the pieces along the way

    There's no going back from here

    But that's okay

    How I don't know

    But forward is the only way to go

    The tears prickle, always ready

    Brimming fu…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • My own Paradise

    The grass is soft, tenderly kissing my feet

    The air is sweet, warmly caressing my arms

    Birds laugh and sing of bliss

    Here I am, on my own

    The sky is a brilliant blue and crystal clear

    Rolling hills of multicolors stretch all around

    Miles and miles pass b…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Happy Face

    Come on girl

    put on that happy face

    the one

    with the smile

    that shows

    all your teeth.

    Come on girl

    put on that happy face

    pretend for the world

    your not breaking down again.

    Cover up the sounds

    of that avalanche

    of shattered heart


    Cover up the man…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Death, She Wrote

    Oswald hated cases like this. Common break-ins, unstable shoot-em ups in the living room; panic killings. Nothing interesting about them. The killer would hopefully succumb to their conscience and spare themselves the ordeal of the guilt.

    The floorboards…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Baby Steps

    I don’t want to be a hypocrite

    Who gives theories as mentors

    In place of the action I crave

    But I’m scared

    Of changing my routine

    Doing some thing different right now

    In this moment


    I make good plans

    Dream of perfect happy futures

    Decide all the steps I…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Thoughts Drifting

    Months went by,

    Since she left the only way of life she's ever known,

    Simple life, hard life, workers' life,

    City life she now knows.

    Spruced up her wardrobe,

    With 15 hour works days,

    Not much better than before,

    But the energy here- it keeps here alive.

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Miles Away From Nowhere

    In the dead of night,

    She packed her bags,

    Off to far away she went,

    Without a sound - she's gone.

    Hopped on her bike,

    Which she rode for many year,

    Old, tired, used and a bit wobbly,

    On her way in a sea of stars in a dark sky.

    She went for hours withou…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Mountain Tops & Ocean Depths

    There once was a girl,

    Who loved her family,

    To the depths of the ocean,

    And to the top of the height mountains.

    Content she was not,

    In her life at the foot of a mountain,

    And in a house at beachside,

    Her heart longed for more.

    Seclusion was not in h…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Flying High

    The Northway came to one of the huge flowing ramps that took foot traffic across different levels and the Assistant Governor stepped up, the checkpoints waving him through.

    They were into the upper levels now, the Northway noticeably cleaner and better…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Curses!

    Kam used the afro comb to pick out his tight and curly black hair occasionally patting it softly as he stared at himself in the mirror above his bed.

    Today was the day. Kam scrambled around his bedroom floor for articles of clothing choosing ones of all…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Heart on the Line 9.26.14

    The night I laid out my heart,

    turned my life outside down,

    Our relationship had a new start...

    Best of friends for so many years,

    been through so much together,

    at some point, my heart - it interfered.

    Patiently - you listened,

    as I talked for hours,


    Posted 7 years ago
  • Imbalanced Thinking

    You tell me to shine,

    but as soon as I do-

    all I hear is whine, whine, whine..

    Tell me once and for all,

    what you want me to do,

    This request is small.

    My hearts on the line,

    and my mind is a racin',

    Could you give me a sign?

    Calm me,

    like you used to …

    Posted 7 years ago
  • To Vow - It Is To Love 9.12.14

    "Then the two will become one..."

    is what they say,

    Now, love has won -

    Insecurities and distrust is frayed.

    Today you vow to God above,

    To honor, to respect,

    but most of all: to Love -

    then never have anything else to regret.

    Your Bride - the radiance,…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • The Last Time

    No more the bleary wake to chimes, the racing heart, the fight for time

    No more the early morning smile, the secret kiss, the frozen tile

    No more the bitter triumph felt at closing of all business dealt

    No more the daylight tryst or walk, or waiting for a…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • These Nine Years - 9.11.14

    These short nine years,

    have gone by so fast,

    Our lives intertwined by-

    love and trust - so vast.

    From boys to books,

    our friendship never

    dared to forsook

    because it is forever.

    As we grow old-

    -er, our secrets - untold,

    our lives separated,

    by time an…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Evaporation

    The tears flowed out of her. Years of pain, years of isolation, years of heartache, years of fear poured down her cheeks, soaking the bodice of her dress.

    Nothing special had happened that day. Indeed, nothing special had happened that week. She had j…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Ficlatté Castle

    The moat had not yet been filled the day I crossed the drawbridge. The main structure was standing tall, but not all the wings and towers and battlements had been completed.

    Hammers, saws, welders, and all sorts of construction beeps and hums rang for we…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Maybe it's a sign

    I don’t know when I stopped

    the daily painting of my face

    On a Monday?

    Maybe a Sunday

    or some other day between


    It could have been deliberate

    an attempt to feel more proud

    But it's most likely I was exhausted

    and my teenage fears just weren’t as loud


    Posted 7 years ago
  • Gunfire: The Distance

    No, I wasn't concerned about faceless, independent threats. I was waiting for a far more dangerous foe to show his face.

    "Nothing at all in the last few days," the crewman said to me over a tumbler of whiskey. "Nothing 'cept for a whisper of some Martese…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Gunfire: The Raventops

    We kept our head down over the next few days, safe in the knowledge that there was too much traffic moving through Aery Bergun for Neptune to successfully track us. I played the part of the traveller carefully, emerging from our cabin in the evenings to p…

    Posted 7 years ago