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Hey there, random proser. I have a question for you which varies based on your genetalia (you'll understand why in a moment; I promise I'm not sexist.) If you are biologically female, describe what a period cramp feels like. Or, if you have given birth, describe the pain. If you are biologically male, describe what it feels like when someone hits etc your family jewels. I understand this will likely make people uncomfortable. But I feel like many people have trouble describing pain and also, as writers, we write about tons of gory topics or *crude* things and thus are used to this kind of stuff (at least I think we are and I know I am.) Thanks for reading this and good luck.
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Hey there, random proser. I have a question for you, which varies based on your genetalia (you'll understand why in a moment; I promise I'm not sexist.)

If you are biologically female, describe what a period cramp feels like. Or, if you have given birth, describe the pain.

If you are biologically male, describe what it feels like when someone hits etc your family jewels.

I understand this will likely make people uncomfortable. But I feel like many people have trouble describing pain and also, as writers, we write about tons of gory topics or *crude* things and thus are used to this kind of stuff (at least I think we are and I know I am.)

Thanks for reading this and good luck.

And plz tag me in the comments so I may see :)

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Hey there, random proser. I have a question for you which varies based on your genetalia (you'll understand why in a moment; I promise I'm not sexist.) If you are biologically female, describe what a period cramp feels like. Or, if you have given birth, describe the pain. If you are biologically male, describe what it feels like when someone hits etc your family jewels. I understand this will likely make people uncomfortable. But I feel like many people have trouble describing pain and also, as writers, we write about tons of gory topics or *crude* things and thus are used to this kind of stuff (at least I think we are and I know I am.) Thanks for reading this and good luck.
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Hey there, random proser. I have a question for you, which varies based on your genetalia (you'll understand why in a moment; I promise I'm not sexist.)

If you are biologically female, describe what a period cramp feels like. Or, if you have given birth, describe the pain.

If you are biologically male, describe what it feels like when someone hits etc your family jewels.

I understand this will likely make people uncomfortable. But I feel like many people have trouble describing pain and also, as writers, we write about tons of gory topics or *crude* things and thus are used to this kind of stuff (at least I think we are and I know I am.)

Thanks for reading this and good luck.


And plz tag me in the comments so I may see :)
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Written by Rubenkells in portal Poetry & Free Verse

It Once Snowed

If shola is a boy then Chiwendu should be too, when they have loved the life created for them by family, how sweet could this be?

In the tender of their love, they kissed, and had the best romance any lady could have asked for. Chiwendu could be my only bride as Bisi would promise.

Everything has its peck of purging out that which was most precious, yes that which was most precious. Is it possible to love a stranded stranger with no history? Quite a few would debate on this but yet it may just be the best kind of love.

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It Once Snowed
If shola is a boy then Chiwendu should be too, when they have loved the life created for them by family, how sweet could this be?
In the tender of their love, they kissed, and had the best romance any lady could have asked for. Chiwendu could be my only bride as Bisi would promise.
Everything has its peck of purging out that which was most precious, yes that which was most precious. Is it possible to love a stranded stranger with no history? Quite a few would debate on this but yet it may just be the best kind of love.
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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse

My vice; loving too hard.

When I was 18 I fell in love 

With the kind of man 

I always thought I'd marry 

Dirty blonde hair 

Broad shoulders, 

Dimples to melt a mothers heart, 

And handy in the garage,

Covered in oil, grease and sweat. 

In every way, 

He was perfect for me. 

We really had it going for us. 

Yet just as quickly as the spark ignited the flame, the world burnt down around us, our love was a casualty. 

Then I met you. 

The kind of man I knew wouldn't be around long enough to cause me any trouble, 

The kind of man I knew would be dangerous if I ever began to love him, 

And suddenly, 

I was drowning. 

I had everything I needed with you by my side, you were the cure to all my sleepless nights, and the voice on the other end of the phone talking me through every anxiety attack. 

I loved you so damn hard. 

And you let me go. 

Even in my writing 

Jonah was always a calculated and measured rhyme with syllables counted meticulously 

And you, Kane, are a tornado sweeping through my mind and ripping the floorboards out of my heart, creating the most beautiful destruction as I'm spat out from the eye of your storm, patiently waiting for you to settle. 

I can't write about you. 

But I will. 

And maybe one day when your storm stops spinning, you'll take the time to piece together each page of the manuscript of us, to realize what a beautiful natural disaster we really are.

Were.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse
My vice; loving too hard.
When I was 18 I fell in love 
With the kind of man 
I always thought I'd marry 
Dirty blonde hair 
Broad shoulders, 
Dimples to melt a mothers heart, 
And handy in the garage,
Covered in oil, grease and sweat. 
In every way, 
He was perfect for me. 

We really had it going for us. 

Yet just as quickly as the spark ignited the flame, the world burnt down around us, our love was a casualty. 

Then I met you. 
The kind of man I knew wouldn't be around long enough to cause me any trouble, 
The kind of man I knew would be dangerous if I ever began to love him, 
And suddenly, 
I was drowning. 
I had everything I needed with you by my side, you were the cure to all my sleepless nights, and the voice on the other end of the phone talking me through every anxiety attack. 
I loved you so damn hard. 
And you let me go. 

Even in my writing 

Jonah was always a calculated and measured rhyme with syllables counted meticulously 

And you, Kane, are a tornado sweeping through my mind and ripping the floorboards out of my heart, creating the most beautiful destruction as I'm spat out from the eye of your storm, patiently waiting for you to settle. 

I can't write about you. 

But I will. 

And maybe one day when your storm stops spinning, you'll take the time to piece together each page of the manuscript of us, to realize what a beautiful natural disaster we really are.

Were.
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Written by ZarinaDara

Love Song

Perched upon the door step
The walls caving in
You offered me a cigarette, and silence

A world awhirl within me
Don’t know who I am
You lit up; I drew in sweet release

I spoke then, hesitating
You listened, without words
And dancing in between us was a song

Trying to make sense of the
Chaos in my head
Lost in the darkness for too long

Drowned in sound and fury
Assaulted by the noise
The rumbling tumbling turbulence enfolds

Piece together memory, from
Shards shot through time
Fingers bleeding as it all unfolds

I fell through fragile casing 
You heard the silent cry
And from it all, chaos took its form

Trying to make sense of the
Music in my head
Lost in the darkness for too long

All through the purple evening
Sparks alight the sky, as
Words twirl and shimmer across the lawn

Merging all we’ve said, with the
Music in my head
Embracing in the darkness with a song

“Love, it seeps through sadness
A lullaby in blue
Softly speaks the language of my soul

Brims my heart with gladness
A song from me to you
Turns the halls of darkness into gold
Turns the halls of darkness into gold

Turns the halls shiny gold”

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Written by ZarinaDara
Love Song
Perched upon the door step
The walls caving in
You offered me a cigarette, and silence

A world awhirl within me
Don’t know who I am
You lit up; I drew in sweet release

I spoke then, hesitating
You listened, without words
And dancing in between us was a song

Trying to make sense of the
Chaos in my head
Lost in the darkness for too long

Drowned in sound and fury
Assaulted by the noise
The rumbling tumbling turbulence enfolds

Piece together memory, from
Shards shot through time
Fingers bleeding as it all unfolds

I fell through fragile casing 
You heard the silent cry
And from it all, chaos took its form

Trying to make sense of the
Music in my head
Lost in the darkness for too long

All through the purple evening
Sparks alight the sky, as
Words twirl and shimmer across the lawn

Merging all we’ve said, with the
Music in my head
Embracing in the darkness with a song

“Love, it seeps through sadness
A lullaby in blue
Softly speaks the language of my soul

Brims my heart with gladness
A song from me to you
Turns the halls of darkness into gold
Turns the halls of darkness into gold

Turns the halls shiny gold”
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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Wildfire

Rain is finally soothing

Every inch of charred flesh

Steam and smoke rising

From deep within Mother Earth

The fever breaking

Life returning

And dying

In an endless cycle.

At least for tonight, the rain will come.

At least for tonight, we both find solace in Her tears.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Wildfire
Rain is finally soothing
Every inch of charred flesh
Steam and smoke rising
From deep within Mother Earth
The fever breaking
Life returning
And dying
In an endless cycle.


At least for tonight, the rain will come.
At least for tonight, we both find solace in Her tears.
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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Going home

I thought I knew what I was getting into,

When I fell haphazardly between your sheets,

One drunken December night,

When the world began to cease.

I thought I had it all planned out,

When I kept you up all night,

Talking and pondering the world

And reminding you it's your turn

To turn out the light.

I knew at once I wanted you,

The first time your lips met mine,

And I knew at once I'd lose you,

That night we lost track of time.

It was incredible to have loved you,

Although the pain of betrayal still stings,

I think of you quite often,

And can't deny the smile it brings.

Thank you for hurting me,

Thank you for loving me so,

Although you will not fight for me,

I'll fight to let you go.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Going home
I thought I knew what I was getting into,
When I fell haphazardly between your sheets,
One drunken December night,
When the world began to cease.

I thought I had it all planned out,
When I kept you up all night,
Talking and pondering the world
And reminding you it's your turn
To turn out the light.

I knew at once I wanted you,
The first time your lips met mine,
And I knew at once I'd lose you,
That night we lost track of time.

It was incredible to have loved you,
Although the pain of betrayal still stings,
I think of you quite often,
And can't deny the smile it brings.

Thank you for hurting me,
Thank you for loving me so,
Although you will not fight for me,
I'll fight to let you go.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Self love is letting go.

I booked my flights

It's time to leave

I put away your picture

So now I can see

The road ahead

Is long and clear

I pound the pavement

Without fear

I trip without you

To grab my hand

But I get back up

Brush off the sand

You walked away

So now it's time

To build a future

Entirely mine.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Self love is letting go.
I booked my flights
It's time to leave
I put away your picture
So now I can see

The road ahead
Is long and clear
I pound the pavement
Without fear

I trip without you
To grab my hand
But I get back up
Brush off the sand

You walked away
So now it's time
To build a future
Entirely mine.
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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Astronaut

We danced on stardust,

Made love in the clouds,

Got lost in the forest,

And without a sound

The Earth scooped us up,

Wrapped in Her loving arms,

To send us to space

To become one with the stars.

You let go of my hand,

Gravity tore you away,

Although I begged and pleaded

I knew you couldn't stay.

I look for you every night,

Staring up at the moon,

Asking the universe

To bring you home soon.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Astronaut
We danced on stardust,
Made love in the clouds,
Got lost in the forest,
And without a sound

The Earth scooped us up,
Wrapped in Her loving arms,
To send us to space
To become one with the stars.

You let go of my hand,
Gravity tore you away,
Although I begged and pleaded
I knew you couldn't stay.

I look for you every night,
Staring up at the moon,
Asking the universe
To bring you home soon.
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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse

To be alone

I want to be alone.

But not like this.

I want to be alone on a bus full of people,

On familiar city streets,

As I make my way to our favourite coffee shop

En route

To see you.

I want to be alone.

But not here.

I want to be staring out that airplane window,

Counting down the hours until my aching limbs are reunited with yours.

I want to be alone.

But I'd rather be alone with you.

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Written by DaniciaTari in portal Poetry & Free Verse
To be alone
I want to be alone.
But not like this.
I want to be alone on a bus full of people,
On familiar city streets,
As I make my way to our favourite coffee shop
En route
To see you.

I want to be alone.
But not here.
I want to be staring out that airplane window,
Counting down the hours until my aching limbs are reunited with yours.

I want to be alone.
But I'd rather be alone with you.
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Written by ZarinaDara

Start Again

Another day, another plan

Cancelled once again

The days pass by this way,

I don't know

Where they go

Walking in my sleep

Never going too deep

Caught between too many thoughts and

I can't pin them down

I've been around

And round again

It's always so frustrating

pulled so many ways, but

Nothing's changed,

I rearrange my lists

Trying to make them fit

with where and when

Just waiting for the right time

To start again

And so I say I aim to try

to recalibrate my mind,

Find my way

Back to the start

Where the road did part

It's partially excuse and

Partially the truth

Who can know the line dividing sloth from

Deep intent?

I try again

But what's to show -

I know that it's frustrating

coming home to find that

Nothing's changed,

I've rearranged the way

I see the world,

it's no small thing

Just waiting for the right time

To start again

So maybe I should take a small detour

On a road where no one goes

They say the path untaken

is the one where I should be

But then again, who really knows?

For Robert Frost, they say

was misinterpreted so many ways

And I don't want to be misunderstood -

Despite my best intentions

I'm exactly where I am

Trying to sort the forest from the wood

But finding my way back

is not an easy task

Molehills making mountainous terrain

So I'll stand here in the moment

Breathing out of all that's past -

Waiting for the right time

To start again

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Written by ZarinaDara
Start Again
Another day, another plan
Cancelled once again
The days pass by this way,
I don't know
Where they go

Walking in my sleep
Never going too deep
Caught between too many thoughts and
I can't pin them down
I've been around
And round again

It's always so frustrating
pulled so many ways, but
Nothing's changed,
I rearrange my lists
Trying to make them fit
with where and when

Just waiting for the right time
To start again


And so I say I aim to try
to recalibrate my mind,
Find my way
Back to the start
Where the road did part

It's partially excuse and
Partially the truth
Who can know the line dividing sloth from
Deep intent?

I try again
But what's to show -

I know that it's frustrating
coming home to find that
Nothing's changed,
I've rearranged the way
I see the world,
it's no small thing

Just waiting for the right time
To start again


So maybe I should take a small detour
On a road where no one goes
They say the path untaken
is the one where I should be
But then again, who really knows?

For Robert Frost, they say
was misinterpreted so many ways
And I don't want to be misunderstood -
Despite my best intentions
I'm exactly where I am
Trying to sort the forest from the wood

But finding my way back
is not an easy task
Molehills making mountainous terrain

So I'll stand here in the moment
Breathing out of all that's past -

Waiting for the right time
To start again
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