Black wires connect white cells Resting within my forlorn flesh The crimson flow of toxic words Jerked out a vision from those restless eyes The gleaming glow of glassy love Bled out into blues and greys. But you see, I'll still survive Scribbling futile patterns inside my brain Tieing a few vagabond nueorons To breathe some unreal songs, a little more And stitch back my soul to this mortal body With pseudo-threads, sugar coated Don't you know, my skin is highly porous. I couldn't help but let the storms seep in through And they taught me, how to become one If my body had diamond edges I would have reflected your pristine gloom Into a spectre of million shades After all, I wasn't a gemstone I was a hard rock, pitch black But you see, I'll still survive Those wounds bestrewn all over the body Are rhythmic blotches of ink On creases of my papery skin As I'm not a fragile bud Wilting away with every deceitful breeze I'm a warrior, born to be alive.
While trying to stab my fate With a blunt knife I forgot, destiny had already imprinted His wicked hands, all over my soul The monster inside my head That had caged the mind for ages Has now escaped, Not to free, but to imprison My mundane life, entirely Now, the frozen black rays of sun Drench the coal grounds Even the fuchsias smoke out blues Shrieking shadows hover above And the hemlock branches Weave out death traps All the glee, I had concealed In crystal jars, is now evaporating Singing a melancholic goodbye Thirsty, I crave for a drop of light But all I got, is the cascading apocalypse I tried to hide from this floating murk But the dark was way too stronger So I surrendered, letting it seep in through Each and every cell on my skin Till my soul turned jet black And I turned into an unknown phantom Feeding upon my own existence.
#daymare_dare_chall by @thesparklingpoetry Phrases used - "the frozen black rays of sun drench the coal grounds" and "the hemlock branches weave out death traps". Both of these are written by Ashu (thesparklingpoetry)
Some words are opaque Like those glass walls barricading my mind Half- burnt alphabets Embellished with sophisticated desires Yet perishable Yes, promises too are perishable
(Your love was also perishable. Those rumbling waves never reached its destination, the shore)
I wonder if humans had labels Young eyeballs growing darker As the ticking clocks Strokes lives with mundane hues An old, forlorn parchment attached to 'innocence' Reads, "Fragile, handle with care." Bodies moulded out of hatred and gloom. Turning love into ashes
(The heart, resting in a cage of my ghastly bones, is 20% flesh and 80% empty void)
Invisible wrinkles on invisible souls Souls counting minutes inside mortal bodies. Bestrewn with microscopic scars, too small to be seen Yet deeper than the darkest abyss. Clutching innumerable tags growing on their skin Yet the hollow hope, alive in those eyes. Someone would know the worth of their love.
(I've kept my emotions in the cold storage, for the day if you ever decide to trace those cursed footsteps, again)
The cascade poem was a form invented by Udit Bhatia. For the cascade poem, a poet takes each line from the first stanza of a poem and makes those the final lines of each stanza afterward. Beyond that, there are no additional rules for rhyming, meter, etc. It has variable length. A cascade with tercet (which is the above poem) looks like: ABC abA cdB efC.
Well, I found this poetry form while searching the web for Carolyn ma'am's challenge, but being super duper late , I'm not posting it as a challenge submission.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, With our finger tips, fragile Entwining suicidal sighs And several silent cries
I drape myself in mystique hues, Whom you perceive as black and white My voice seeps in through, Cracked walls and shattered glass As the night curtains my lies.
My tears flow smoothly On parched paper and deserted rhymes, Whilst I breathe inked verses And the fragments of a cold fire reunite
I ask for a little stardust, To fill the empty spaces inside my bones While the last drop of moonlight evaporates And the wildflowers growing on my skin, Shed their petals, turning grey
My lips shimmer like moonglade, On a beautiful tranquil lake But they fail to taste The rainbow, golden sunshine Ah! the beaded necklace 'round the neck Is more like rusted chains.
Walking blindfolded amidst the woods With feet on dry leaves, Or feet on broken clocks, lost I envy the black holes, How they gulp down everything And still remain an empty void While every word, slipping away from my tongue, Chokes my mind
Reading the hollow scribblings, Upon the walls of my heart Decoding the encrypted whispers within As I must wake up my soul, Before I sleep tonight.
Here's my submission for #ceeslyricluv challenge. I've transformed the lyrics and used the line "I've been running through the jungle" and "to get to you" from song 'wolves' by Marshmallow ft. Selena Gomez.
So here we go: __________________________________________________
In your lies, I see a truth So less to gain, too much to lose Little pain, a little hope Love or life, don't make me choose.
I wanna kiss you like moon kisses sea at the night,(night) Tracing the edges of love, with our hearts being alight.
I've been running through the jungle I've been slaying down the storms To get to you, to get to you. I've been down the deepest oceans Heard the reaper's sombre tune To get to you, to get to you. I've looked for dark in every rainbow, Let my throat spill tornado All for you, all for you. I've been running through the jungle I've been crying with the stars To get to you, to get to you(oh to get to you).
Your silence kills, my heart's song My shadow haunts when you're not along. My love's grave, is deepening Return back and stitch my wings.
I wanna kiss you like moon kisses sea at the night,(night) Tracing the edges of love, with our hearts being alight.
(Refrain) I've been running through the jungle I've been slaying down the storms To get to you, to get to you. I've been down the deepest oceans Heard the reaper's sombre tune To get to you, to get to you. I've looked for dark in every rainbow, Let my throat spill tornado All for you, all for you. I've been running through the jungle I've been crying with the stars To get to you, to get to you (oh to get to you).
Take me to the woods Where nature silently sighs Every withered leaf calls my name To read their forgotten story And hear the unheard cries, fading As time slithered away, Through cracks and holes in humanity How brutally the bird's sweet song Was engulfed by mobile ringtones The river that flowed gracefully, Clinking her anklets at every curve Is now trapped, losing her soul Impure, in bottles of development After chopping her leafy arms And pressing into paper I write a melancholic tune, With ink stains and tear stains, An ode to mother nature Sick of this worldly life, Sick of all these crimes I return to you, tired, broken O mother nature, take me in your lap And sing me to sleep.
A poem is not a bunch of fancy metaphors Placed precisely on paper Like ornaments on a damsel's body A poem is a whole planet, lively Born out of a nebula of countless emotions Thoughts and situations, violent, cacophonic But ending up in a serene calmness A poem isn't always a soothing breeze, After a hot, summer day Dressed in vibrant hues of love and bliss Sometimes, it's as dark as a burnt dream Hazy, obscure, like a misty window pane On a freezing winter night Sharp, like the death reaper's scythe Or the last goodbye of a falling autumn leaf But every time you write, the words recite The muted verses of your soul After all, isn't writing a journey of self-discovery? And poem it's end result?
Unique union: Capturing your 5 foot 7 inch slender body in arms, I allow myself to mingle with you. Exploring you, when I nibble love , your tender soul responds to my every urge, allowing me to guzzle all the honey. Time halts to see our unique union and I feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof over your celestial contour.
A big hello to all of you majestic Mirakeeans out there! Hope everybody's feelin' good! Hopefully ready for a challenge too! 'Cause here it comes! Woot!!
This is a phrase prompt challenge, meaning that you will create a piece in which you incorporate the mandatory phrase provided.
CHALLENGE PHRASE: 10 feet tall and bulletproof. -Credited to Travis Tritt
MEANING: The challenge phrase denotes a heightened or overly inflated sense of self, i.e., the ego. In other words, if you feel '10 feet tall and bulletproof,' you're feelin' mighty darn good. Although you might want to take it down a notch and quit bein' so highfalutin!
I wrote my challenge piece (on my main account) as a lyrical rewrite of the original song by Travis Tritt. To get a point across, I state throughout the song that I'm NOT 10 feet tall or bulletproof.' So it's the opposite of the phrase's intended meaning.
SUPER DUPER IMPORTANT: Please be sure to credit Travis Tritt for the words '10 feet tall and bulletproof,' as they belong solely to him.
MORE INFO: ▪Write a poem/short piece of 20 lines or less that includes the challenge phrase provided above. ▪Absolutely, positively NO plagiarized work allowed. Ever. ▪Do not use obscene, hateful, or inappropriate words or images. ▪English only please. ▪One submission per person. ▪Be sure to put the mandatory challenge hashtag in your caption area so that I can easily find your submission. ▪Please allow several days for me to read your submission.
DURATION: This challenge ends 24 hours from the time of posting, or when it says '1d' in the upper right hand corner of this post. DO NOT SUBMIT beyond that point please.
I guess all us writers have these moments. Don't we?
I watched the sunset slightly purple and orange in the distance I thought about how the moon now, will drown hundreds in its thoughts how the night would lure everyone in its peaceful lullaby and how the stars will inspire poems
with a pen in my hand, and a blank paper staring back I didn't write anything I just watched into the silence and it spoke so much to me.....
Thank you so much @mirakee for reposting It means so much to me❤❤
Dear society, It is a disgrace to have people of this generation with the same backward mindset, that same cheap unacceptable thinking that girls are weak!! People who have filthy minds and have old patriarchal thinking must know that this is 21st century and no woman is weak! Women are the queens And * Queens ain't weak They just get stronger There ain't nothing They can't conquer!! *
Poeple like these are a shame to the society These men are the ones who create mishaps with the women... Why? Because they are weak! Just because we can't match the physical power that doesn't mean that we are weak! You said that I am a "dhabba" on being a woman You should first introspect yourself and see what a "dhabba" yoy are on this entire society!! Giving a statement like "women are weak" doesn't makes you strong or of high esteem, but that is where you lose all respect!! What is more startling is that some women too support this filthy mindset, the ones who hate the girl child, you all must know that girls are equally important as boys! There are a lot of families I have seen where girls are not given respect, they are treated like slaves and boys are treated as king and the house!? Why??? It is high time we should change If we don't bring any changes in ourselves, generation after generation, this mindset won't change and instead would be passed on as legacy!
This is a reminder for every misogynist that girls / women share an equal importance more specifically we are more important! We should be given equal rights and privileges as men! The history out there is ready to give you all the proofs that women are not weak, instead they are stronger even than men and are labelled as queens! Yes, girls are queens and they are born to rule! Don't take them for granted and think of them as weak! I repeat never think of us as weak!
-A strong woman, a queen! ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
I thank @navi_7545 for helping me write that poem part! ❤
Spread this post wide, I will appreciate if you guys tag more people /more of your friends and hold hands together to help bring a change in this society and abolish such poor mindsets and or the people with such mindsets!!
For today's challenge, you need to invent a word of your own making that doesn't currently exist anywhere except in your own mind. BE SURE TO PUT YOUR WORD AND ITS MEANING IN YOUR CAPTION, and let us know whether it's a noun, adjective, verb, etc. Using your newly invented word, write an original piece of 25 lines or less.
-Please Google your word before posting to make sure it doesn't already exist. -English posts only. -Strictly NO plagiarism! -ONE submission per person only. -No foul/inappropriate words or images. -Be sure to put the hashtag provided below in your caption area. -Your submission must be no more than 25 lines.
DURATION: This challenge will expire 24 hours after the time of posting (ends at 8 pm on Wednesday my time). When it says '1d' in the upper right hand corner of the post, the challenge has ended. Please don't submit after that time.
I'm living in a state of Flawhpiness Enjoying the little cracks And letting the light peep from them . Wearing a crown , not of jewels or rubies But of scars and blemishes . Getting loved Despite being enclosed in a room of limitations. And still trying to admire My parts No one ever clapped for Before ...