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Writing Above It: Your Needs Will Never Be Met

It’s a strange feeling for me when my words dry up. It’s not that they have gone completely, in fact in some forms they have been there in abundance. 754 more words

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Not Today

There might come a day when I can look back on all the months I spent hiding, scared of you, jumping at the sound of a ringing phone, at your voice, trembling as I anticipated every update of your terrorisingly inevitable demise, and understand why you put us through so much pain; 364 more words

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Floorboards

She catches fire on their many unsafe candles.
Standing, fixed to the floorboards, she is now in flames.
They hear her screams and see the fire. 100 more words

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Lost (The Explosion Within)

I keep reaching out and reaching out. But everything I find to hold is disintegrating, erupting in my hands leaving me lost and desperately searching. 390 more words

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You Have Not Won {a poem}

Do you think you can look at her that way, like you have won;
Like you have taken her world and permanently infected it with your dark magic? 271 more words

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Learning to Fail

Failure was not a part of my vocabulary for many years of my life. I worked and I worked to achieve, to get the grades, to never ever fail a test or an assignment or get the answer wrong when I was picked out of the class to answer a question whilst I tried to hide in the corner so I would not have to speak up or be seen. 1,673 more words

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A Child's Eyes

Over the last few days, as hard as everything has been, I have been really struck by the power babies and children and the wonder in their eyes. 371 more words

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