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Literary Spotlight

what to do when the trauma piles up
by AtlasWut in Poetry » General


Summer portrait
by Buranko in Poetry » Realistic


stuck in the hanger
by queenshadowgem in Poetry » Health


traffic
by AtlasWut in Poetry » Romantic


The Eraser
by Haraya in Poetry » Humor


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  • Poetry » General, General
    Little boy Mello

    A narrative about a little boy

    Rodionandaxe
    Rodionandaxe - 6 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Poetry » Romantic, Dramatic
    traffic

    the highway is clogged because a truck stalled within the intersection

    AtlasWut
    AtlasWut - 10 hours ago

  • Poetry » Narrative, Dramatic
    moving day

    our days are no longer filled with grassy hills and lemonade

    AtlasWut
    AtlasWut - 10 hours ago

  • Poetry » General, Dramatic
    what to do when the trauma piles up

    you will always shine brighter than your darkest days

    AtlasWut
    AtlasWut - 10 hours ago

  • Poetry » Realistic, Other
    Comfort Zone

    Staying in our comfort zones is too easy. Why not break that?

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow - 13 hours ago

  • Poetry » Health, General
    stuck in the hanger

    kind of sad

    queenshadowgem
    queenshadowgem -
    12+

  • Poetry » Other, Other
    An appreciation speech for all educators

    A short poem aimed at students...our teachers do a lot more than we believe them to!

    YourFriendQuirks08
    YourFriendQuirks08 -
    E - Everyone

  • Poetry » Humor, General
    The Eraser

    What's so special about a block of rubber

    Haraya
    Haraya -

  • Poetry » Realistic, Lyrical
    Summer portrait

    Perfect summer and the surroundings

    Buranko
    Buranko -
    E - Everyone

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Realistic
    My Sister

    Sibling comparison and what it did to my relatioship with my sister :(

    anne27
    anne27 -
    E - Everyone

  • Poetry » Horror, Science Fiction
    The View from Yesterday

    Sometimes we long for yesterday. Especially when bad news comes.

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow -

  • Poetry » Humor, General
    When Santa Forgot My Gift

    When you ask Santa for the most basic gift ever, and Santa forgets it...

    NivedaJames22
    NivedaJames22 -

  • Poetry » General, General
    To feed the soul of the Poet-Angler

    An author's note to my portfolio here - poem-style.

    Liminality
    Liminality -

  • Poetry » General, General
    Our Age

    Lonely late-night reflections in a hotel room.

    Crunch
    Crunch -

  • Poetry » Health, Realistic
    ~when no one can judge me~

    <333

    queenshadowgem
    queenshadowgem -
    16+ Mature Content


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