Daily Lit Recognition for April 23rd, 2014
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Featured by: ladyshadowrage
Human Traffic for ProfitYou wake up this fine morning
only to complain
of your 'sore' back,
your 'cold' feet,
your 'tired' thoughts
no milk for your corn flakes
no free token for the bus ride to work.
You hear about me in the headlines..
and cluck your teeth in disgust,
a hand drawn quickly to your face
'What a terrible thing', you tell your friends,
and ask what news they've heard.
in your warm bed,
you give thanks to the day's end
Yet I get no second thought
from one otherwise occupied,
and way too busy to recall my missing face..
how young I looked then -
when I was but a mere lamb,
snatched from your busy street.
The street where you live,
where you breathe,
where you sleep
eat and shit.
I am no longe
This piece calls attention to a
growing problem we have in the world
that doesn't get enough awareness.
Featured by: TwilightPoetess
She Was With the StarsThe amber girl
was preserved perfectly
and her silky hair and porcelain skin
gleamed like a doll's
But the scientists weren't able to keep
her soul burning
because though she was in the
glass case filled with chemicals and fluids
and they were desperately trying to pump
oxygen into her lungs,
her mind was still up in space
with the stars
So the sun was extinguished
despite the cries and mournful screams
because they had
and the many who looked up
at her light and glory
slowly began to rot away
And so not a single thing was solved
WindFragments tackles a
heavy-handed subject in this
beautifully crafted poem.
Featured by: TheTerrorOfTheDeep
do not write about it.give up on sleep like a bad lover
who despite constant instruction
just can’t get the job done.
stay inside for days.
tell the sun to shove it
where it can’t shine.
emerge pale, timid,
that is no way to suffer.
think about writing; avoid
any instruments that allow it.
think about the way ink smells
like searching, how paper
is a goddamn aphrodisiac.
imagine yourself as the first animal
mad scientists subjected to space flight;
as Beethoven, denied the marvel
of his own genius; as virgin daughters
sold by their fathers for cattle and sheep
to afford having more virgin daughters.
imagine yourself as Elie Wiesel
watching men submit to murder[ing].
cry about it. rage about it.
despair about it. do not
write about it.
give up on god, humanity, yourself.
don’t you dare get political.
wait for it:
the hand that is not yours to fill
the one that is; a voice not your own
to be the firs
The echoes of a writer's pain
are aptly described in this piece.
Featured by: VertigoArt
Two InchesThe funny thing about this story is a lot of it probably isn't true. I mean, what's it that one asshole said? The one that writes about the Vietnam war and had a bestseller composed of shitty essays, the one who makes a lot of veterans sad-angry? I can't remember his fucking name, but the quote is the "story truth" is the truth you felt rather than what happened, and sometimes, that's more honest than the factual truth. Well. Something like that, I'm paraphrasing. I still can't remember the bastard's name, but I'm gonna say now: I think that guy's an asshole. I mean, a real asshole
Because that's an excuse right there if I've ever seen one. It's an excuse for a compulsive liar or for someone that can't face life or for someone really miserable or for someone that wants to seem more interesting to sell a book and you know what, I kind of can't bring myself to give a fuck that I'm gonna do the same thing because I can't even comprehend some of the shit that'
An humorous narrative about a girl
with a touch of exhibitionism. The paragraphs
and each line made me smile. Throughout the piece
you are holding your breath a bit, hoping the narrator
is not caught, if for no other reason than you want
to read to the end. This short story keeps you
interested all the way through.
lessons learned from seven men...- I -
I hate that you issued instructions like Don't put on any weight, you're small so it would really show, at a time when food was already the enemy and starvation felt like feeding the parts of me that were anchorless.
But I love that you showed me that You're so different from anyone I've ever been with actually means We are way too different for this to work and saved me a lot of future heartache.
- II -
I hate that you misunderstood yourself so much that it made you suspicious of everyone around you.
But I love that certain places will always hold magic for me because of the journeys we took together.
- III -
I hate that you walked away from something potentially lovely, if only ever destined to be temporary, because the people who were actually important in your life wouldn't have approved.
But I love that you reminded me that strength of character is a tr
A piece of literature that puts a
refreshingly positive twist on ending
relationships among friends and significant others.
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Prepared by: TwilightPoetess