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my paradise

November 13, 2023
if you must play songs: play only in tragedy for my heart knows only grief
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Quest for Greatness

November 10, 2023
Though limitations exist, let’s not retreat,  Yearning for greatness, challenges we’ll meet.
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To Silent Dads

November 7, 2023
But my love, it runs depends, silently, you see. I toil and strive, day in and day out.
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Driving Through Time

November 6, 2023
In our haste to get to our location we routinely rocket past charming, delightful places. Sometimes we don’t even see them thanks to all the planning and work put into our highway system.
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November 3, 2023
I trespass into the world beyond the living in this mindscape, i see him— a deep entanglement in a chasm of nothingness; faceless, he sits, he waits
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October 27, 2023

Yell is a poem written by Kevin Rein and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Stuck with Memories…

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Gray World

October 25, 2023
The flames of courage sparked in their eyes. Their hope was seen to arise and shine. They marched and began to break the ground.

Dalawang Daan

October 23, 2023

Dalawang Daan is a poem written by Mary-Ann Bellong and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Stuck with…

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The Shadows of Yesterday

October 20, 2023
The shadows of yesterday, Sad how they can break a heart so deeply, With just one single mistake of holding on to a  memory, How they can make you stay,
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Zip Code Shuffle

October 18, 2023
Switching zip codes has gone beyond demographic transformation. A change in mailing address can be a blast from the past that hits you right in the feels.
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Super Blue Moon

October 16, 2023
Saturated powder blue woes build, Unlike any other moon beyond the field, Perhaps, ‘tis a rabbit hole or naught at all,
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Lonely Soul, When You Will Be Whole

October 13, 2023
How did the story end up so quickly? I thought there would always be you and me I thought the promises would stay, as you said proudly
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Movie Review: The Exorcist: Believer (2023)

October 11, 2023
“The Exorcist: Believer” (2023), the latest installment in the iconic “Exorcist” franchise, serves as a testament to the transformation of women’s roles in cinema.
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Movie Review: The Creator (2023)

October 11, 2023
Imagine this: a world recovering from a nuclear meltdown in Los Angeles, humans clashing with artificial intelligence, and some seriously intense character development and world-building.


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