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  • P-Crew Pick April 16



    Well folks we are 16 days into napo. About midway! And yet everyone is still putting out so many amazing poems. Today we will look at a poem I really enjoyed from the thread A Poet Bleeds Ink

    Todays Pick was:
    Overthinking is my lover by @Youbeaucupid
    Even the title and first line are amazing and immediately draws you in! Relatable and very interestingly put. This poem tells of the overbearing ever-present overthinking. How it can cling to you, and infect you. Some of my favorite lines were

    It tells me I'm not good enough,
    that I'll never measure up,
    that I'll always fall short of perfection,
    no matter how hard I try to give up..

    Incredibly heat breaking and telling of the very real experiences of overthinking and self doubt. Truly poetic.

    Would definently recommend staying tuned to Cupids thread! Some amazing poems already!

  • quill may i borrow lines from yer poetry


    Quillfeather Hmmmm... What lines >.>
    5 hours ago


    herbalhour umm idk yet but probably some of the best ones!!!
    i'm trying to do a play on the saying "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

    4 hours ago

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  • the pollen is bad

  • 2 state exams down (2 hours each) and 2 more to go. And then I can focus on my course exams.(six) and my constitutional exam, my state constitutional, and my civics exam.
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    Quillfeather not to mention regularly scheduled programming
    Apr 15, 2024

  • So exciting
    EllieMae wrote:Image

    Hey friends! We are about half way through april- which means we are also halfway through the Spoken Word/Visual Poetry Contest! As we get closer towards the end of the month, now is the time to continue working on your amazing poems and getting ready to submit them to the contest thread. The thread is open all month for submissions. I am definitely getting pretty close to submitting some of my own poems as well and I can’t wait to see all of yours!

    I wanted to post some #SpokenWord2024 tips to help you get started with creating visual and spoken word poetry!

    I found this video to be really informative and helpful in learning some different forms of visual poetry. If you are looking for some new methods to experiment, I definitely recommend taking a peek at that.

    And if you are looking for some inspiration to write and record spoken word poems, I recommend checking out the Button Poetry Youtube channel. I do not have the words to express how much I love this organization. So many of their poems have touched me deeply and are really the reason I got into slam poems and spoken word poemns in the first place.

    I wanted to take a moment to say that I am blown away by all of the incrediblke NaPo poems I have been able to read so far this month! I have also seen some incredible visual poetry published, that I wanted to take some time to acknowledge and shoutout!

    Heart Fragment Search by @WeepingWisteria

    Something vain & something beautiful by @herbalhour

    City skyline by @Spearmint

    Stairs by @LuminescentAnt

    And so many more! I encourage all of you to submit your amazing poems to the contest!! If anyone has any questions (or wants to collab with me on a poem) don't hesitate to reach out!!

    #NaPo2024

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  • Me when I say something slightly cringe: I remember that night I just might regret that night for the rest of my days


    LadyMysterio Indeed
    Apr 12, 2024


    rida Oh who are you, you who are so wise in the ways of the world?
    Apr 13, 2024


  • every napo i say i am going to try all these new styles
    and every napo
    i am both busy and very angsty
    so every poem is just a rant


    fatherfig one day <3
    Apr 11, 2024


    niteowl Mood.
    Apr 11, 2024

  • Apparently I was early to the party
    RazorSharpPencil wrote:Image

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    SkyVibes I love that photo. My life in 4 words
    Apr 11, 2024

  • I feel very disconnected from my sense of self


    SkyVibes same, girl, same. The struggle is shared. Tomorrow is a different day though. Life will continue on and that's unchangeable but the future is what's changeable. Take advantage of tomorrow! You got this!
    Apr 9, 2024


    GengarIsBestBoy Yeah me too :(
    Apr 9, 2024

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  • EllieMae
    Apr 9, 2024

    WAIT DID I MISS YOUR CAKE DAY T-T


    Quillfeather Yeah T-T
    Apr 9, 2024


  • EllieMae
    Apr 9, 2024

    Booped


    Quillfeather Bop
    Apr 9, 2024

  • I think it's good to recognize the good in yourself
    Spoiler! :
    now I personally don't think I am the best singer. I don't like my voice. However I do a lot of public performances. And I can say I definitely feel like I have improved so much from my first public performance to now. The way I have learned where my vocal range is and how to better get the notes I want and be able to hear the notes. And my voice is more clear, and loud. I am actually comfortable with alro belting and soft soprano. I still don't like the way my voice sounds. But I do see how I am constantly learning and improving the more I practice and perform. And I think that's pretty cool


    LadyMysterio Yess! Very cool!
    Apr 9, 2024


    fatherfig !!!
    Apr 11, 2024

  • PCrew Pick April 9th


    We are already over a week into napo and we have so many amazing poems to choose from!
    This particular poem grabbed my attention from the interesting formatting. The emotions are raw and tangible.
    This weeks Pcrew Pick is i read between the lines by @herbalhour from the thread melancholia induced by my lack of self

    The way it is formatted feels like taking of a mask revealing deeper meanings and truer self, which is a very interesting and beautiful way to write this. As welll as lines done alternating and inverse.
    when i die will you('ll) for(emember)get me (right)?
    (maybe you will, and i'll be left hanging,
    like a carcass on telephone wire.)


    I have really enjoyed reading this thread!



    #PCrewPick #NaPo24

  • Hey so I’m not sure if you saw my PM or if it even went through and I couldn’t report it either for some reason but I
    Pretty sure someone used AI on one of my literary works and I don’t really know what do abt it


    Quillfeather Oops I am sorry yes I did it's under discussion in the moderator team we will be taking care of it soon! Thanks for reaching out
    Apr 8, 2024


    SkyVibes Okay! My computer has been acting so stupid recently so I had no idea if you guys ever got the message lollll
    Apr 8, 2024



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