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Written by Jasper in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Alternate Reality

Radio pundit overheard

Lamenting the dying

Presence of God

In schools,

Institutions

Over the last eight years

Driven out, rejected

Dejected, complaining,

Viewing the world through the God lens.

Misunderstanding faith

Fading, respect waning,

Love for Him dissolving,

Opens the air

Makes room

For respecting,

Embracing, accepting

Each other’s beating hearts instead

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Written by Jasper in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Alternate Reality
Radio pundit overheard
Lamenting the dying
Presence of God
In schools,
Institutions
Over the last eight years

Driven out, rejected
Dejected, complaining,

Viewing the world through the God lens.

Misunderstanding faith
Fading, respect waning,

Love for Him dissolving,
Opens the air
Makes room
For respecting,
Embracing, accepting
Each other’s beating hearts instead
#poetry  #politics  #culture  #opinion 
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Written by stardustfalling in portal Stream of Consciousness

just another insomniac and internet addict

there is no such thing as sleep

for even three hours a night

i would be proud

and as for the dark circles

no one sees me anyways

and none of it matters

except for the virtual reality 

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Written by stardustfalling in portal Stream of Consciousness
just another insomniac and internet addict
there is no such thing as sleep

for even three hours a night
i would be proud

and as for the dark circles
no one sees me anyways

and none of it matters
except for the virtual reality 
#nonfiction  #poetry  #culture  #insomnia  #opinion 
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Written by stardustfalling in portal Micropoetry

tear off this fragile skin

and let your contaminated blood flow out

perhaps then you will be beautiful

after all pain is your existence

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Written by stardustfalling in portal Micropoetry
tear off this fragile skin
and let your contaminated blood flow out
perhaps then you will be beautiful
after all pain is your existence
#horror  #poetry  #spirituality  #culture 
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According to a 2017 study done by me, stardustfalling (PhD in imagination, depression, and depressing poetry), "I'm fine" is the most commonly told lie in the world. Write about it, in any format you choose.
Written by stardustfalling in portal Stream of Consciousness

Lie Through Your Smiling Teeth

I'm fine!

See?

Don't you see me 

Laughing happily

With all my friends?

Don't you see me

Joking and smiling

Every single day?

Don't you see

How happy I am?

Really. 

I'm fine...

Or am I?

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According to a 2017 study done by me, stardustfalling (PhD in imagination, depression, and depressing poetry), "I'm fine" is the most commonly told lie in the world. Write about it, in any format you choose.
Written by stardustfalling in portal Stream of Consciousness
Lie Through Your Smiling Teeth
I'm fine!
See?
Don't you see me 
Laughing happily
With all my friends?
Don't you see me
Joking and smiling
Every single day?
Don't you see
How happy I am?
Really. 
I'm fine...



Or am I?
#poetry  #culture  #opinion  #imfine 
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Written by apromptaday in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Poured Life

Addiction ain't

Got such a chain

With that coffee lifted cup

Starbucks stain -

That friendly worker's

morning smile;

Watch brewing brew's tech

All the while,

Intrigued like we know

What It All Means,

Keys to the stars

Inside metal machines

Heart of darkness

Weighs a feather-light fake

Upon black ambrosia

Of sunrise take

Not marble engraving,

But a sleepless sleep's break

Fresh water in the face

Of the endless salt lake:

What's a bad habit

To impending doom's fall?

I'll take another espresso,

Hell - I'll take them all

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Written by apromptaday in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Poured Life
Addiction ain't
Got such a chain
With that coffee lifted cup
Starbucks stain -
That friendly worker's
morning smile;
Watch brewing brew's tech
All the while,
Intrigued like we know
What It All Means,
Keys to the stars
Inside metal machines
Heart of darkness
Weighs a feather-light fake
Upon black ambrosia
Of sunrise take
Not marble engraving,
But a sleepless sleep's break
Fresh water in the face
Of the endless salt lake:
What's a bad habit
To impending doom's fall?
I'll take another espresso,
Hell - I'll take them all
#nonfiction  #poetry  #philosophy  #culture  #lyrics 
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Written by brieannekt in portal Poetry & Free Verse

an old spark remains

Tried to extinguish my twin flame...

But fiery hearts can't be tamed.

Repressed energies can't be pushed away.

As a whole, split the frequencies, one in the same.

Soul love is not a game.

The love experienced by us may not even be recognized by those sane?

I'm caught in the fast lane between the metaphysical and the mundane.

Forever and tomorrow are one in the same.

I'm not here to catch you or experience earthly pleasures on this plane.

Like the moon, our phases wax and wane.

Like the sun, we shine our lights at each other with nothing to gain.

Blockages and interruptions, much like the rain don't hinder the bond

but soothe each other's pain.

This, my love, is something the cosmos ordained.

Not a fling, not a fly by, an energetic force here to sustain as we maintain this twin flame reign.

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Written by brieannekt in portal Poetry & Free Verse
an old spark remains
Tried to extinguish my twin flame...
But fiery hearts can't be tamed.
Repressed energies can't be pushed away.
As a whole, split the frequencies, one in the same.
Soul love is not a game.
The love experienced by us may not even be recognized by those sane?
I'm caught in the fast lane between the metaphysical and the mundane.
Forever and tomorrow are one in the same.
I'm not here to catch you or experience earthly pleasures on this plane.
Like the moon, our phases wax and wane.
Like the sun, we shine our lights at each other with nothing to gain.
Blockages and interruptions, much like the rain don't hinder the bond
but soothe each other's pain.
This, my love, is something the cosmos ordained.
Not a fling, not a fly by, an energetic force here to sustain as we maintain this twin flame reign.
#romance  #adventure  #poetry  #spirituality  #culture 
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Written by BrandonKatrena

Here are some often True Sayings: “There are Bigger Fish to Fry,” and, “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine,” and, “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure,” and, “The Chickens have Come Home to Roost,” and, “It’s Time to Pay The Piper,” and, “You have Made Your Bed, Now Lay in it,” and, “Don’t Throw out The Baby with The Bath Water,” and, “You don’t Miss Something Until it’s Gone,” and, “The Apple doesn’t Fall Far from Tree,” and, in The Past Tense: “There were Bigger Fish to Fry,” and “A Stitch in Time Saved Nine,” and, “One Man’s Trash was Another Man’s Treasure,” and “The Chickens Came Home to Roost,” and, “It was Time to Pay The Piper, ” and, “The Apple didn’t Fall Far from Tree.” About that Subject (ATS). About those Subjects (ATS). Not about that Subject (NATS). Not about those Subjects (NATS). 

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Written by BrandonKatrena
Here are some often True Sayings: “There are Bigger Fish to Fry,” and, “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine,” and, “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure,” and, “The Chickens have Come Home to Roost,” and, “It’s Time to Pay The Piper,” and, “You have Made Your Bed, Now Lay in it,” and, “Don’t Throw out The Baby with The Bath Water,” and, “You don’t Miss Something Until it’s Gone,” and, “The Apple doesn’t Fall Far from Tree,” and, in The Past Tense: “There were Bigger Fish to Fry,” and “A Stitch in Time Saved Nine,” and, “One Man’s Trash was Another Man’s Treasure,” and “The Chickens Came Home to Roost,” and, “It was Time to Pay The Piper, ” and, “The Apple didn’t Fall Far from Tree.” About that Subject (ATS). About those Subjects (ATS). Not about that Subject (NATS). Not about those Subjects (NATS). 
#nonfiction  #education  #philosophy  #culture  #opinion 
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Written by brieannekt in portal Poetry & Free Verse

alphabet awake

A staunch friend

We bared our souls, lending...

A wareness of Source

K nowing there is no end, seeing...

E each other through, no force

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Written by brieannekt in portal Poetry & Free Verse
alphabet awake
A staunch friend
We bared our souls, lending...
A wareness of Source
K nowing there is no end, seeing...
E each other through, no force
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Do you remember the tales told to you as a child by your elders? Perhaps fables or mythology native to your region or country of origin? Take fragments of those stories to incorporate into an updated or new story (or poem!) of your own. Tag me, if you wish. #clevermonkeytales
Written by Confusheyusss in portal Fantasy

Mythology Sucks!!

Pedagogy of life, elders believed

Was portrayed in tales of mythology

The only condition applied was that

I couldn’t question any part of it

As it showed my lack of faith

In our religion and how we came to be

So to placate my curiosity

I took it upon myself; foolish

Because then the questions

Never seemed to cease

Also, what I read was so utterly

Different from what I witnessed

Deceit, we were told is wrong

Then why pray to Lord Krishna?

He is, after all, an expert in

Grey reality and twisting truth

To the benefit of his counterparts

Also, I never understood the paradox

Between treatment of men and women

In mythology. How sexist of them, really!

Absurdity of a woman being married off

To five brothers for the ludicrous reason

That anything and everything presented

Had to be shared equally among them!

As if, it wasn’t enough of irrationality

Treating her as a possession they gave up

In a losing gamble for fair division of

Kingdoms, and to soothe fragile egos

One of the most unrealistic male

Portrait, Lord Rama, a saint in every way

Didn’t fare any better when it came to women

He did rescue his wife from so called

Evil emperor Ravana who abducted her

Upon return to his kingdom, though

Just to avoid a public scandal, to appease

She had to prove her unmarred character

She had to prove that she was untainted

Untouched by another man; and so

She had to sit through an ordeal of fire

And come out alive to ascertain

Her purity, her fidelity to Lord Rama

Even then, she was exiled to wilderness

While pregnant; does it make sense?

I don’t even want to mention the trend of

Polygamy among the supposed Gods

Dare you mention it today as an option!

Oh the uproar will cause a riot, definitely.

Well, by the time I had read all these

My interest in mythology was long lost

What did it teach me? A lot, actually.

There is no constant scripture, it changes

But the blind belief of people endures

Which is reflective in today’s society

Unfortunately, too innately ingrained

Established deep in the psyche

I am happy to report, though

I have not stopped questioning

Before believing, before following

NOTE:  This is a personal opinion, not the complete mythology. Kindly, do not form any negative notions without proper knowledge. Also, who are aware of Hindu Mythology and have read it, please don't be offended. I know it teaches positive things too. But, I find that too many things are wrong with how it has been portrayed and exemplified in our society. So, seeing that this is my opinion, it doesn't reflect badly on anyone's belief in religion or God. I respect your faith and opinion, all I ask in return is you grant me the same respect. 

Thank you, kindly

Confusheyusss 

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Written by Confusheyusss in portal Fantasy
Mythology Sucks!!
Pedagogy of life, elders believed
Was portrayed in tales of mythology
The only condition applied was that
I couldn’t question any part of it
As it showed my lack of faith
In our religion and how we came to be
So to placate my curiosity
I took it upon myself; foolish
Because then the questions
Never seemed to cease
Also, what I read was so utterly
Different from what I witnessed
Deceit, we were told is wrong
Then why pray to Lord Krishna?
He is, after all, an expert in
Grey reality and twisting truth
To the benefit of his counterparts
Also, I never understood the paradox
Between treatment of men and women
In mythology. How sexist of them, really!
Absurdity of a woman being married off
To five brothers for the ludicrous reason
That anything and everything presented
Had to be shared equally among them!
As if, it wasn’t enough of irrationality
Treating her as a possession they gave up
In a losing gamble for fair division of
Kingdoms, and to soothe fragile egos
One of the most unrealistic male
Portrait, Lord Rama, a saint in every way
Didn’t fare any better when it came to women
He did rescue his wife from so called
Evil emperor Ravana who abducted her
Upon return to his kingdom, though
Just to avoid a public scandal, to appease
She had to prove her unmarred character
She had to prove that she was untainted
Untouched by another man; and so
She had to sit through an ordeal of fire
And come out alive to ascertain
Her purity, her fidelity to Lord Rama
Even then, she was exiled to wilderness
While pregnant; does it make sense?
I don’t even want to mention the trend of
Polygamy among the supposed Gods
Dare you mention it today as an option!
Oh the uproar will cause a riot, definitely.
Well, by the time I had read all these
My interest in mythology was long lost
What did it teach me? A lot, actually.
There is no constant scripture, it changes
But the blind belief of people endures
Which is reflective in today’s society
Unfortunately, too innately ingrained
Established deep in the psyche
I am happy to report, though
I have not stopped questioning
Before believing, before following


NOTE:  This is a personal opinion, not the complete mythology. Kindly, do not form any negative notions without proper knowledge. Also, who are aware of Hindu Mythology and have read it, please don't be offended. I know it teaches positive things too. But, I find that too many things are wrong with how it has been portrayed and exemplified in our society. So, seeing that this is my opinion, it doesn't reflect badly on anyone's belief in religion or God. I respect your faith and opinion, all I ask in return is you grant me the same respect. 

Thank you, kindly
Confusheyusss 
#poetry  #culture  #mythology  #NotMeantToOffense  #PersonalOpinion 
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With St. Patrick's Day approaching, write a poem about anything green. Have fun!
Written by stardustfalling in portal Micropoetry

you stare transfixed

as green flutters to the ground

this is what makes the world spin 

money 

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Written by stardustfalling in portal Micropoetry
you stare transfixed
as green flutters to the ground
this is what makes the world spin 














money 










#nonfiction  #poetry  #culture  #opinion  #money 
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