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Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:14 am
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a scream into the void


~By Tuckster~


For my first-ever attempt at NaPo, my goal is a modest 4 poems based around the theme "a scream into the void". Poetry is one of my escapes: a way for me to express myself openly; to translate my jumbled emotions into words; to release the pressure of accumulating sentiments. Join me as I lay bare all of my feelings and scream into the void this April.
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:28 pm
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Somehow I wrote a poem on the first day of NaPo and I'm just rolling with this unusual creative spurt

Castles In The Sky

I want to remain
on Earth where it is safe
but I feel threatened

challenged by realism
that promises me that I
will never succeed

Better for me if
I built my castles upwards
soaring in the sky

Since apparently
the ground is too hard for my
castle built of dreams

I am promised that
my castle will fall before
my watering eyes

but yet I dare to
hope that it will stand upright
and defy my doubt
Last edited by Tuckster on Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 pm
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Dossereana says...



I was reading this on the pad, it looks grate, just twenty Nine more to go, you have got this Tuck. :D
  





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Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:39 pm
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Stand Up To Hatred

What if we dared
to imagine a world
free from bitter hate?

If we took a stand
against all the prejudice
seen in the world

Maybe we could change
the world by correcting
hate we encounter

Rather than focus
on our own personal comfort
we stand up to wrong

Challenge people for
their dehumanizing words
that excuse violence

And once the object
of their verbal violence
has been degraded

Any violence
against them can be excused
on that warped basis

Which is why we must
take a stand against this'
hate and prejudice

They're not "only words"
they have a concrete impact
on minorities

Which is exactly
why it's so important
to help those people

By using our words
as weapons to fight against
their burning hatred

If we all gather
and join forces together
we can stop their hate.
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

"Do not quote immature biologists" ~ShadowVyper

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Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:51 pm
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Dossereana says...



Go, Go, Go Tuckster, you keep on writing these grate poems. :D
  





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Strength Of Your Punches

You have been fed lies
that society wants you
to blindly accept

They will tell you that
champions are the fighters
who punch the hardest

But your worth lies not
in the power behind the
punches that you throw.

You are not defined
by the strength of your punches,
like they will tell you.

But you are defined
by how hard you can get hit
and get up again.

So when life knocks you
to the ground and shatters you,
you are being forged

Forged into something
greater than you imagined:
a true champion.
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

"Do not quote immature biologists" ~ShadowVyper

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Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:49 pm
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Dossereana says...



Woohoo Go Go Tuck, your doing grate. :D
  





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You Will Overcome

when you're broken and
moving seems impossible,
a hand will reach through

and pull you upright,
support you until you can
stand alone once more.

so if you've been crushed
and don't know how to rebound
someone will help you

you'll find hope in the
places you'd never expect
at just the right time

a ray of sunlight
will brighten your day and make
everything better

though you're exhausted,
you are strong enough to climb
the mountain ahead

do not be frightened
if you face an obstacle;
you will overcome.

because when you meet
an enemy, it means that
you're on the right path
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:26 pm
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Live Another Day

"You are stronger and
smarter than you realize and
you will do great things."

I've been told this since
I can recall; promised that
I am capable.

But what if they're wrong?
What if I'm not destined for
greatness like they thought?

what if I am bound
to someday disappoint those
who believed in me?

am I capable
of accomplishing my dreams?
or will I fall short?

my biggest fear is
that I will just exist and
die without living

I fear that my life
will not have an effect or
impact the world.

but for now, I will
just try to survive and trust
that life will improve.

Spoiler! :
finally got angsty on day 5 folks. the first but certainly not the last of much teenage angst to be laid bare this NaPo
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:58 pm
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Dossereana says...



Your doing grate Tuck wowow keep it up :D
  





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Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm
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Spoiler! :
Oops it's been a while since I've posted a poem, I took a few days off but wrote this poem yesterday


"seeing the world
makes me
realize how
insignificant
i am"


when I see the universe,
i think about how fortunate
i am to worship the same god
who created all of this
with a simple phrase

when I see the universe,
I think about how significant
I am to have a relationship
with the creator of all
in the heavens and on earth

when I see the universe,
I think about how great
Jesus' love must be
if he would die for someone
so small by comparison

when I see the universe,
it fills me with love and awe.
This is the blessing I have
in knowing the God who
created this universe

when I see the universe,
it fills me with a desire
to share this knowledge
with everyone around me
so they can know this God too.
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:20 am
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My Pride

Inspired by @Magestorrow's poem Pride

Note: this is not to contradict Mage's poem, but to complement it. I am not disagreeing with any of what she said, but rather writing about this from my perspective and urging us as a community towards change.

"according to statistics,
we're doing pretty good.
our homophobia isn't as bad,
they say. we don't have
the same kind of discrimination
that other places in world."

the statistics don't show
that I am still buried
in the depths of the closet
because I have only heard
about gay marriage in the context
of sinful marriages and a symptom
of a fallen world

the statistics don't show
my deep fear of being outed
and my paranoia that someone
will notice my lingering looks
at my crush, somehow sense
the butterflies in my stomach
and expose me

the statistics don't show
that I have to hide
my online support groups
from my parents to keep myself
safe from whatever
punishment they select
as fitting for my sexuality

i am happy for the people
who see the progress
in their lives; whose friends
and family have been
supportive of their sexuality.
but we are a long way
from full acceptance

until that day, I will relentlessly
campaign for equal treatment
of all people regardless of who
they love; I will not stop
until no one is threatened because
of things that are outside
of their control.

together, we can
build a world where hatred
is punished, a world where
we strive for equality.
not a world where there is
statistical improvement, but a world
with tangible change.
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:43 am
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Getting better and better at the is Tuck. :D
  





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Ash And Smoke

Inspired by @EagleFly's poem Like A Rose

it scares me to think
that someday I will return
to dust and ashes

someday, I will be
forgotten by the world;
left in a graveyard

someday the only
reminder of me will be
a granite gravestone

but until that day
I will fight to have my name
memorialized

so that when I am
laid to rest in the ground, I
might be remembered

and maybe I will
leave behind my fingerprint
on the world
Do not try to be pretty. You weren't meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don't let anyone ever simplify you to just 'pretty'

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 am
Dossereana says...



Aww that's lovely @Tuckster also thanks. :D I am glade to here that, you doing way better then me at this hole thing.
  








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