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    Post Post Your Writing

    If you write literature, poetry, fantasy, journalism, or anything else, please post it here.


    Places to publish:
    https://www.rattle.com/ takes a large volume of poetry from people who don't necessarily have MFAs while still being quite respectable, and does a weekly current events column
    https://english.cornell.edu/epoch-magazine-0 Cornell's official poetry magazine, free submissions via mail only


    Other links:
    Free poetry publishing: https://www.dreamhomebasedwork.com/e...poetry-online/
    General writing contests: https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/
    Flash fiction contest: https://www.fundacioncesaregidoserrano.com/en/
    Blog hosting: https://wordpress.com/create/?utm_so...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
    Writing prompts, for people who feel they can safely avoid "writing about ideas": https://writing-prompt-s.tumblr.com/
    Possibly a paranoid rant: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Ho...erature/144531
    Definitely a paranoid rant: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...matter/305062/
    Also look for poetry, flash fiction, etc. groups on social media sites you already use such as Facebook, Twitter, deviantArt, etc.
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    Dumpling makers

    Behind glass
    Black and brown dumpling maker
    Invisible chains puppeteer your motions
    White and yellow dumpling maker
    A owners awkward smile your soul feels empty
    A signs says "No pictures"
    Unbearable shame for masters and slaves
    A signs says "No pictures"
    The maddening gaze of the animal audience
    A signs says "No pictures"
    We have made a zoo here
    And these dumplings are made of people

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    I have published some writing on the internet, including a philosophical essay, two in-progress books, and a short story. They can be read here: https://www.booksie.com/portfolio-vi...-245008/page-1

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    Wanderer in the Sky

    Do you know the story of Adam and Eve
    If you have heard it
    I'm sad to say words decieve
    The apple core left mangled and bit

    Was a story of a wanderer in the sky
    Saw Eve in the field
    Washing her hair letting it dry
    Fell in love the wanderer was reeled

    He perched himself on a tree
    A fruit of knowledge plucked and polished
    To set her heart free
    A gift wrapped and relished

    She took the gift wonderful and pleasant
    Brought to Adam a present
    They cleaved the flesh in two
    And ate generously entwined

    Wanderer from the sky saw a beautiful feast
    And leaped away mourning
    Knowing impossibile love, the mark of the beast
    A star sinking on the morning

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    Do you have
    Do you have
    What it takes to
    To make a new person?
    To not be sought after
    Yet be in peace
    And why
    Why do you think
    You need to
    you?

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    OK, I'll share, too:

    "To keep your disposition shiny, keep your expectations tiny."

    Lol.

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    I'M LOST, I'M LOST, I'M LOST.


    I NEED MY COMPASS,
    YOU CAN HELP ME NAVIGATE.


    BUT YOU JUST THROW ME OVERBOARD.


    I'M LOST, I'M LOST, I'M LOST.


    I NEVER KNOW THE TIME.


    I'M NOT GUILTY WHEN LOST.
    I DON'T HAVE A CRIME.
    And I'm what you desire, like a siren in the night



    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    Everyone, pls give Bled some likes. He craves the likes much like Suedehead craves the cock.
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    what i now hold in my breath is poised, a leaf trembling in the wind, the feeling of static sizzling between your fingers and the doorknob - you don't know it's there until you feel it, and then you wonder how you hadn't noticed it before. what i hold on my tongue is venom, and i hold it there precariously. i dare not attack - my own venom is poisonous to my soul. my own words, which twist and turn like a boomerang as sharp as all the hurt that has been festering inside me; if i throw it, it will come back. it always comes back: to haunt, laugh echoing in the confines of my spirit, cackling voice taunting me until i break under its weight, never bending. the only way to keep myself from throwing is to lodge the sharp end deep inside my heart; to let it break my ribs, pierce my lungs and make my breath hitch as the rhythm stops. then rip it back out and let the floodgates open, blood pulsing out: i am angry, angry and thunderous and you have done this and still, i have decided not to hurt you. i am better - and let the knowledge that i have been merciful haunt you instead.


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    Nyctalopia.


    the river
    you heard a sound in the forest
    and had to protect me
    you heard a siren in /the river/
    and had to leave me


    nights and days spinning in
    the river


    the castle
    its walls branch out like a snowflake
    but the people
    they're all that's stuck to us


    knights and dames spinning in
    the river


    the river the river the river
    And I'm what you desire, like a siren in the night



    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    Everyone, pls give Bled some likes. He craves the likes much like Suedehead craves the cock.
    7w6 2w3 8w9 - The Free Spirit

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    I tried
    So hard
    To play it by the book
    Shut out the voice, so I could be
    The unassuming tool
    But now
    I wake
    And everywhere I look,
    All the land is burned, and the world's gone cruel

    Life, it gives us just one shot
    To rise above the night,
    But when we falter, future turns
    To endless fight or flight
    Lifetimes of fear, this hell inside,
    My hopes and dreams have bled and died
    This toll I can't repay,
    But tonight,
    I wipe this world away


    I'm the dragon ablaze,
    In hellfire and fury, at terminal velocity
    Swell in the pain,
    Taking everyone with me, a smiling ending
    To a life that was a joke,
    And when you're born so broke,
    The Void's a friend close to your heart
    Tonight, I go back home,
    And I just can't wait,
    I can't wait for the end to start

    When you've murdered something beautiful,
    There's nothing left to say,
    And nothing that you do about it
    Will ever make me stay
    No reason to be here,
    And I'm not real,
    In love with all this hate I feel
    Tonight, I take them with me,
    And I just can't wait,
    Can't wait for the end to start


    It feels so wrong to let it all go sometimes
    So strange how we're born to chase down pain
    But year by year, it's added up
    I won't slow down, I cannot stop
    Lip-kiss the Void,
    And I'll see you there


    We crawl in twilight,
    Miscarried dreams,
    A dawn that's tearing at the seams
    We dangle by a horsehair from
    The edge of our small world
    So no more building castles; I will not be fooled again
    Lip-kiss the Void,
    It fills my soul with warmth

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    Wu Kong (無 空)

    I am disgusted by your disgust
    I will steal your jouissance
    My body made five fold immortal
    My stick brings the night a havoc
    Your heavens tremble and split
    Your nirvana I shall shatter
    I grasp your 72 transformations
    I burn your books with my name
    I eat your peaches in your garden
    I drink your forbidden wine
    We merge our pills into one
    We realize we are not empty

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    Hopeless

    What is hope
    But hopelessness bouncing
    At the bottom of a well
    Sinking angels dancing
    Striving from their fell
    From heaven we are descending
    A crash we start ascending
    Our bitter arcs ever shorter
    Dragged down by inevitable gravity
    Our spring time ever narrower
    Drained from us our mortality
    A prayer our hands carefully make
    A god our prayers he forsakes
    It is the devil that hears
    It is the devil in us that dares

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    google it but never experience it in your room.
    shampoo the flowers and tell them to love you
    watch their arms break in the wind
    what kind of house do you build with their roots?
    never understood you
    And I'm what you desire, like a siren in the night



    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall
    Everyone, pls give Bled some likes. He craves the likes much like Suedehead craves the cock.
    7w6 2w3 8w9 - The Free Spirit

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    As you can see I was cooking
    Measuring you right now

    Winning is for losers

     

    Sincerely yours,
    idiosyncratic type

    Your life is too short to actually do anything useful with it without being wasteful.

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    For my Quasimodo

    Almost and Merely

    Almost a man, man I am merely
    My bells ring for you
    A cage of disgust I wear wearily
    With chains a frightened monster hisses at you
    Here I only love these bells ringing
    From the towers I see the city of lights
    A child of flower sings, her ankles tinkling
    A blessed, pure and holy sight
    Our bodies changed, our fates entwined
    A woman she is, woman she is merely
    A life blooms a beautiful song from her
    A wanting host comes with three furies
    Crystal caged flowers she holds close to her
    A death's march rides four horseman
    My bell rings for these devils in me
    A pyre and pit dug my hearseman
    I burn this body and mind heretic for me
    Ashes of a man, a man almost merely
    My dreams are soot, my dark embers new materials
    A heaven I deny, these devils remain obscurely
    My more worlds, my hell stands my abyss
    A man almost, merely a man of toil
    This struggle becomes undone, from my curse I recover
    Again I push upon this mortal coil
    Ananke, Ananke, these ringing bells shall deliver

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    For the devils in me

    Confessions

    In the name of love
    Terrible deeds I commit
    In the name of love
    Dignity and respect I forfeit
    In the name of love
    Imagined betrayals I repay vengefully
    In the name of love
    I punish the innocent for fear of the guilty
    In the name of love
    I forget my kindness and charity
    In the name of love
    I lost all my love to vanity
    Repent

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    earth is flat
    Jesus is my friend
    we like to hang out in the depths of Hell
    fuck you bitch

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    Repentence

    I have done terrible things
    Now begins my purgatory
    Me and my penitents
    No dreams in my sky
    No flowers in my garden
    Ashes, ashes of my deeds
    I till the soil
    I plow the field
    Will any more seeds grow

    Mes are chained to one another
    No keys and no locks either
    So talk and listen to no other
    For no one else can hear us there is no another
    Confess our hearts to one another
    Fight our battles between one another
    Find forgiveness for one another
    Lonely repentant forever we are brothers

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    Sanctuary

    There a is no cage
    There are no bars
    There is only a frothing mob
    A host of bitter hate
    Rushing headlong to destroy
    A monster screams
    Sanctuary
    I am the mob
    I am monsters too
    Almost a human, merely a human
    I need sanctuary

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    Fighting in the shade

    Fighting in the shade
    Poisoned arrows rain from the sky
    Hooked and round points stings this flesh
    Yellowed, browned and blackened our skin
    Impure these darts sing
    I have a prism
    It shows that white
    Is colored but equal
    Your powdered makeup cracks, this vanity
    With this chalice of filth I crown you
    My light is a pure light
    And I now repel this bitterness
    My black bile this insecure hungry abyss
    But this is no true darkness
    Bask in our pure light
    These eye's shadows we fight

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    Hope

    Angels roasting in a pit of fire
    War is over
    Burning revolutionaries left smoldering
    We chose evil
    We chose damnation
    Deserving
    We pray to god and we are forsaken
    Only these cursed hear these prayers
    Our own good for us to choose
    Salvation
    Damnation
    Spread these arms in agony
    Hope

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    Uppity Icarus
    Too high
    Forgetting your place
    Too high
    Vanity brought you low
    Too high
    Uppity Icarus shooting thru the atmosphere
    Get higher
    Tattered wing this fatal descent
    Get higher
    Wings of fire sparks*rebirth's ascent
    Get higher
    From hell's heart I stab
    Equality
    At hates spite bloating white thee
    Equality
    Break these chains and cage of thee
    Equality
    This loves last breath I reserve for me

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    Cure
    The bright night sky
    A moonbeam potion hides
    Celestial druggist's cure brings a bout
    Limbs straining rattling cages
    Choking on these chains intensely
    Bear these fangs come the snarl
    Matted hair covered in sweat
    Untamed suffering, a forgotten jackal's howl
    Shadows walk in fractured dreams
    Dawn brings awkward awakening
    Shredded clothing and broken masks
    What wounds, this physician's task

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    Ebony ghost

    My whisper of ebony
    My ghost of innocence lost
    Your pure white wife beater and flared skirt
    Shock my mind into attention
    Your pouting lips and wide eyes I wish to kiss
    You coarse hair in my hands to stroke and caress
    Your scent of sweat and work to fill my breath
    I was innocent and pure
    A foolish illusion brought us together
    Childish life and energy I sent to you
    Thoughtless and lustless my embrace
    Fierce your arms as they cling my broken body
    Youth fickle winds blew us apart
    Years later I see your shadow, dirtied by my corrupted vision
    My lustful chase for you sends me headlong into disaster
    I sit now in this memory sanctuary
    These are the darkest days but you appear
    I see you now and your obsidian smooth skin
    I feel your spectral arms, wrapping me in my suffering
    I smell your dampness and weariness
    I expel my lingering bitterness
    Hello to you my ghost

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    Funeral march
    The star of mourning descends
    Entwined bodies slumbers peacefully
    A wanderer walks towards the broken dawn
    He picks an apple and ponder the gleams reflected
    Discord or wisdom, red or gold
    Shadows*of the eyes I shall sow
    The light bring stilettos of forgetting
    Our funeral march, this straight but ragged path

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    Unsafe

    I am born poor
    Unsafe
    My shoes are dirty, my pants are ripped
    Unsafe
    I have a soul
    Unsafe
    My eyes stare intensely, my stand is ready
    Unsafe
    I have a want
    Unsafe
    My want is revolution, my hate this injustice
    Unsafe
    I am deformed
    Unsafe
    My skin is not your skin, my skin is my skin
    Unsafe
    I am lonely
    Unsafe
    My friends have died, my friends are gone
    Unsafe
    I have grown
    Unsafe
    My face is weathered, my eyelids droop
    Unsafe
    I no longer care
    Unsafe
    My heart is colder, my heart still cares
    Unsafe
    I am helpless
    Unsafe
    My self-control wavers, my madness is out
    Unsafe
    I am still alive
    Unsafe
    My dreams are dying, my dreams still live
    Unsafe
    I am breaking
    Unsafe
    My world breaks me, I am still unbroken
    Unsafe

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    The first part of a short story I threw together earlier today in order to punish an enemy of mine:

    ---------------

    The Grand Reveal Part 1

    One fine day, just as Mike Trites was sitting down to watch his favorite Richard Dawkins debate for the fiftieth time, the air filled with the sound of an onrushing diesel truck. Soon enough the sound had swelled to such a volume that Mike Trites could no longer hear the British tones of his favorite old geezer. He stood up, and with a deafening crash, the ceiling of his ramshackle little house came down to meet him squarely on the top of his skull.

    "Have we killed him?" a high-pitched little voice said.

    "Yes, I think so," said another high-pitched voice.

    "Well, how are we going to take him to the Grand Reveal, then?"

    "I'm still alive, at least I think so..." said Mike Trites from underneath the rubble of his house.

    "You hear that? He thinks he's still alive!" The air filled with laughter. "Well, we'll see about that in just a second, won't we, boys?"

    "We sure will," someone answered.

    A few seconds passed, and then there came a chorus of heave ho's.

    The roof of Mike Trites's house rose up off his head, and he found himself back in daylight, surrounded by twelve little men.

    "Who are you?" he said, rubbing his aching head.

    "We, my good man, are the twelve disciples of God, and we are here to escort you to the Grand Show. And, oh, what a grand show it will be, for it is the grandest show of them all."

    "I don't understand," said Mike Trites.

    "That is all well and good, for you, like us, are a mere mortal. Now if you'll just follow us into this diesel truck here--yes, we did accidentally-on-purpose crash it into your house--we'll be on our merry way."

    Mike Trites hesitated. His mother had told him never to get into a car with a stranger, and there wasn't much difference between a car and a diesel truck.

    "Oh, for God's sake," said one of the little men after Mike Trites voiced his concerns.

    There came a little karate chop to Mike Trites's leg, and he fell to the ground. An instant later, the twelve disciples of God were carrying him into the diesel truck. Once they had all gotten in, the doors slammed shut, the diesel truck began to chug and issue smoke (it was actually steam, because the twelve disciples of God were, like their Master, against air pollution), and then it rose into the air, bound for the Grand Reveal.
    -----------------

    I don't know if I'll finish it or not. It's kind of nice to leave him hanging like this.

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