Posts tagged ‘writer’

April 2, 2017

On Becoming A Writer

by braveandrecklessblog

Originally published by the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Sometimes, adopting the names ‘writer’ and ‘poet’
Led her to encounters with the most amazing minds
Connecting her with a larger community

At other times she thought that ‘writer’ and ‘poet’
Were the loneliest names she had ever called herself
Waking up every morning
To unzip her chest, her gut
And bare her truths to the world
Because like others of her kind
She was complex, messy, containing
Multiple truths, not a singular one

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February 17, 2017

The Most Beautiful Flower

by markfahmy

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Once I thought,
that the most beautiful flower
grows in the middle of fields.
And among the lush green,
she sways and dances with the breeze.

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September 30, 2016

Mirrors

by markfahmy

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Mirrors reflect
what we wish to see
Mirrors tell
of other people we’re dying to be

Mirrors speak
what we’d like to hear
Mirrors hide
what we want to see disappear

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July 9, 2016

falling (in love)​

by Dave

you pushed me 
off a cliff.

i fell 

you giggled 
as I spun, 
trapped in sheets 
of sleep. 

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May 18, 2016

Paper World

by coolavonlady

The air thick with pages,

words etched on every one.

The emptying of a soul,

like the firing of a gun.

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April 20, 2016

Depression

by markfahmy

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One more day
One more day you pull yourself through
One more day you search for any clue
One more day you choose to see the light
One more day you decide to fight

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February 16, 2016

Blank

by Dave

It glares back at me, blank and bare

and I swear I see eyes there, 

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October 6, 2015

‘Three-Ring Circus’

by danielschwamm

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Carnival
music plays
Round and round it goes.
In and out of ears
Washing over brains.

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September 29, 2015

‘Tangle’

by danielschwamm

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Entangled in vices
The tangled webs of vice
Addiction—
clamors
—for our souls.

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September 27, 2015

‘If Life Were a Dream…’

by danielschwamm

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If life were a dream…
Would yours be a fairy tale?
Or something else?

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September 17, 2015

‘In His Face II’

by danielschwamm

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Behold,
magnificence!
Heaven’s image borne
Adorned
in majesty.

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September 16, 2015

‘Enemy Within’

by danielschwamm

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Positioned on the front lines—
primed for battle.
Gaze fixed forward
—focus
fierce.

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September 15, 2015

‘Memory’

by danielschwamm

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Impressed into my shores,
no distant memory.

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September 14, 2015

‘In His Face I’

by danielschwamm

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Scaling your expression
Scrutinizing your eyes
Does your heart beat?

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September 13, 2015

‘Attention’

by danielschwamm

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Concrete-laden, stretched a mile
Wide and spacious, great support.
Sturdy confidant.

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September 13, 2015

‘O, Voice’

by danielschwamm

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Voices come and voices go,
Scuffling sandals to-and-fro,
People scoff in my direction.
Filthy!

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September 11, 2015

‘Letters’

by danielschwamm

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Meaning fastened to your characters,
Order demanded in your line,
Capitals are no lower actors,
Left alone you cannot shine.

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September 10, 2015

‘Cutting Edge’

by danielschwamm

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Moment to moment
we live on the cusp of glory
—the cutting edge of life

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September 3, 2014

Create

by Seafarrwide

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Poem by Wendy Norman

It’s warm inside with muted song
My mama purrs this is where you belong
I float and twirl not a care in this world
You dream of me to be unfurled

I cannot see but float and twist
Swooshing waves of fluid to resist
I hear your heart pounding deep
My life depends on this drum beat

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July 2, 2014

Haiku: the writer

by Devina

He sits, rigidly.

Fingers twitch – little girl dies.

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June 7, 2014

Writer’s Block

by Venkat

On this quiet early morning
I search for words to inspire
A mind blank, making nothing
Fingers empty with high desire

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