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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:49 pm
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Thanks for the encouragement Eagle! I don't know if I'm doing better than you, and either way, what's important is that you're trying your best and making progress! The only person you have to compete with is who you used to be :)
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"Do not quote immature biologists" ~ShadowVyper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 17, 2019 11:21 pm
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Aww thanks @Tuckster that's really nice of you to say that, your doing grate, I am just writing poems with @WildBloomer I also just found out that that counts. :D
  





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Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:32 pm
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So I realized that this hasn't been as angsty as I anticipated so I dialed up the angst level ;) Enjoy!


Angst

angst (n): a feeling of
deep anxiety or dread,
typically an unfocused one
about the human condition
or the state of the world in general.

how can you not feel "unfocused dread"
in a world where there is always
a targeted minority, unfairly blamed
for all the worlds' problems even when
they are not responsible?

how can one not feel
anxiety about the state
of the world when we live
in an era where people of color
are punished for their existence

there is such a narrow window
of "acceptable" conditions:
not too fat, not too skinny,
not too pale, certainly not too dark;
how can anyone meet all the criteria?

the relentless dehumanization;
the ceaseless hateful rhetoric
spewed from politicians who are supposed
to "represent" the people, to "help" them,
instead silence the voices they were meant to uplift

how can you refuse to take a stand?
how can you content yourself with watching
as people, innocent people, are demonized?
i cannot accept that this is the way it is supposed to be;
I am confident we are capable of something greater
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"Do not quote immature biologists" ~ShadowVyper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 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Dossereana says...



Wow this is like better then me, your doing so well.
  





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Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:35 am
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Together We Can

long live the fighters
long live the handful who strive
for equality

they will attempt to
silence you, stifle you, and
separate you

but they will never
stop this movement of people
who believe in us

who are willing to
challenge oppression and fight
against injustice

when you join this group
of pioneers searching for
social equity,

you become part of
something greater than any
individual

together we will
fight to make changes, make a
concrete difference

if a lot of small
people do a lot of small
things, together we

can change the world
and leave behind a world
full of potential
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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Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Dossereana says...



Oh this is interesting Tuck, still doing grate here.
  





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Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:50 am
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Make A Difference

I refuse to be
forgotten, a byproduct
of times long gone

i refuse to be
consigned to the pages of
a history textbook

i refuse to be
a name in a family
tree or old heirloom

I will instead
devote my life to having
a profound impact

perhaps instead of
being a name on a page
of an old textbook,

I might have a real
impact on the world; make
a real difference
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 20, 2019 10:31 am
Dossereana says...



Wow its like the names of these two poems join to gather, your doing really well Tuckster. :D
  





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Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:19 am
Tuckster says...



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and I'm backkkk with more angst!


Are You Proud Of Me?

the smallest things
subtly make me feel like
an embarrassment

I try so hard to
make you proud of who I am
and am becoming

and yet it seems that
no matter what I do, I
will be a blemish

I don't understand
what you want me to do for
you to be happy

is there anything?
is there a way for me to
win your praise and pride?

because more and more,
it feels like there is nothing
I can do for you

that will make you proud
of who I am or who I
am trying to become.
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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Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:51 pm
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Justice

Justice is loud love;
a love that projects itself
to the whole world

justice proves true love,
for justice always comes at
a serious price

whoever dares to
pay that price certainly is
unashamed to love

the best antidote
to hatred is justice; that
unashamed love

that is the love that
is demanded by Jesus;
the love that He shows

He displayed His love
and memorialized it
for each one to see

and we are called to
show the world that same fiery,
unrelenting love
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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Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:08 am
Dossereana says...



Lol getting there now Tuckster,
  





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Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:52 am
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Spoiler! :
This poem is certainly very different than the others I've written so far throughout NaPo, but @alliyah gave me the poetry prompt of "firework potatoes" and I rolled with it, and this is the result


Potatoes and Fireworks

the fireworks
up above me explode and
sprinkle colors down

I hear the thunder
of chemicals exploding
in the bright night sky

and as the remnants
rain down on the earth below,
they leave behind seeds

those seeds sprout and bloom
into a versatile
and practical food

that food, which sustained
generations of people,
is the potato

and as explosions
rain down on earth, they plant these
miraculous seeds

from those seeds comes the
life-giving vegetable:
the potato
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 23, 2019 10:20 am
Dossereana says...



Wow this was grate tuckster you doing so well i am really inpreased with how your doing, keep it up.
  








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