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the ugly writers


May 22, 2024

homecoming is a poem written by Gwyneth Mariz Mascariñas and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Intrusive Thoughts…

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May 17, 2024
My mind blew how it shined so bright I stare forever – amazed by the fire
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3AM Tales

May 15, 2024
And somehow the only happiness we found was being beside each other, talking and laughing..until it was 3 in the morning.
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Every. Single. Day.

May 14, 2024
Are you arriving? Maybe leaving? Where are you going? What brings you back? Let it be me Let it be us
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My Bag

May 10, 2024
I can add an idea, capture a thought, write it down and it would be safe there in my bag.
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Retirement on the Horizon

May 9, 2024
I’ve endured and even made some slow, steady progress up to the absolute bottom of the supervisory chain.
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The Voice of Discord

May 8, 2024

The Voice of Discord is a poem written by Ma. Elena Yusay and shared with The Ugly Writers under the…

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Beyond the Flesh-Colored Bullets

May 7, 2024
issolve into the insistence of desire, take the vanquished petal from the beholding child.  Brace for a shadowy scintillation overwhelming itself, a scribbled sunrise
𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 ˎˊ˗

refrigerator notes

May 6, 2024

was it only yesterday when you cried about the dark being too scary? that silence became uncomfortable enough for you…

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Ex-cess Memories

May 3, 2024
I was staring blank at the ceiling I read names, I remembered faces Memories resurfaced
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Muni-Muni: Usaping Pag-ibig

May 2, 2024
Malaking kabaliktaran sa mga isinusulat kong tula patungkol sa pag-ibig na puno ng pagmamahal at pag-asa, dahil ang totoo, takot ako na masaktan, at takot ako sa isiping magmamahal ulit ako.
the ugly writers


May 1, 2024
You told me, they weren’t real.  So, I dip my hands in water,  ripples of reflection swept through that night.
the ugly writer

Proof of Life

March 5, 2024

I’m stressed but read on to know why. And oh, this is my proof of life! I’m stressed out of…


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January 26, 2024
So, when I die my residue will soon grow something beautiful. More beautiful than I ever was.
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January 22, 2024
I can not make sense of it all Not completely Even when it is right in front of me
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Shadows and Light

January 19, 2024
Light comes in layers. Bright, revealing, glare that cast shadows. Shadows that seem even darker because of the light.
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January 17, 2024
My wounded soul is stuck in this pattern of fancying people like him, never ready to love back.
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Tahan Na

January 15, 2024
Huwag kalimutang ikaw  ay may itinatagong yaman at ganda Sa tamang tao wala ng dapat patunayan pa
the ugly writers


January 12, 2024
i have my  hand outstretched to this younger version of you
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January 10, 2024
We create so many masks  so many masks to hide behind, to hide our faces to hide ourselves.
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January 5, 2024
You are unique, precious, and rare indeed,  Respect your body, its strength and its need.
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Embers of Hope

January 3, 2024
Separated from the familiar comforts of family and home, I have felt the winds of change transforming the whispers of the wilderness into secrets that only its rugged terrain could decipher
the ugly writers


January 1, 2024
I like to think you know nothing about every object that floats underneath my sky