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Welcome to the group :iconmy-soul-bleeds-ink:.
A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prosetry, phoetry and occasionally prose, without the fear of judgement.
I truly hope that you enjoy your stay with us, however long or short it may be. If there are any issues please Note MagicalJoey and I will get back to you with a solution asap.

Please do familiarise yourself with our rules - a link to them is provided above, at the top of this box. Also, comment as much as you can. Just as you appreciate a comment so do your fellow deviants.

Participation in contests and prompts are key factors here - it's not nice to win a contest by default because you were the only entry. I try to make the contests and prompts interesting, and don't forget the Poetry Forms Challenge that comes to you every second month or so.

Also, please browse through and support our affiliates, they are key to promoting contests and help us gain exposure by affiliating with us.

Our Sister Groups

:iconordinary-writing: - A prose only group

:iconbrooms-and-bubbles: - A fan group for the Musical 'Wicked'.

:icongrammarnazicritiques: - a group where you can submit your work for critique.

:iconfront-2-back: - a group to see if your story is a page turner.

:iconlearn2crit-lit: - a group that teaches you how to critique literature.

:iconadopt-a-writer: - a group where writers meet each other to mentor, be a buddy or be mentored.

:iconunderstood-accepted: - a group for people suffering from emotional crisis or in need of a helping hand.

:icona-safe-haven: - a group similar to Understood-Accepted

:iconburdenedhearts: - a group similar to Understood-Accepted and A-Safe-Haven but offering more topics for discussion.


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Using quotes provided, write a prompted piece on any of the three themes.

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Name of Image Friendship DeterminedShe felt the pain of a thousand deaths.
Things would never again be the same.
Alone, bereft - with no one to stop her hurt -
Yielding to the need to curl in on herself,
Wallowing in pain, she crumbled.
Internal bleeding that could never be healed
Tore her soul into a million pieces.
Heart aching and refusing to beat,
Maddening agony crippling her mind,
Encompassing her whole being.
Abandoned was how he found her then.
Lacing his arms around her fragile form,
Wrapping her in the blanket of his love.
Acknowledging her need to purge the pain within,
Years of false truths finally coming to light,
Shushing her wails, he held her tightly.
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Name of Image Kiss Me Again (Prompt)What's that you say?
You've never been kissed?
Well, let me tell you...
it's a
heart stopping feeling,
that touch enveloping your senses,
and I've been told
(Oh, I've been shown)
the wonders of true love.
You're kissing me
Just to shut me up
but I don't mind.
You have that way about you,
that turns every sorrowful tear
into a smile.
Oh, they all say
true love's all you need.
I believe them.
Kiss me again,
shut me up.
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Name of Image Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill MeI kissed my best friend on the cheek
and she giggled.
I did too.
 
My lip gloss left sticky prints on her skin
that she wiped away
with her sleeve.
 
I wanted to kiss you before I knew what kissing was.
I watched you grow into something
more than just another boy.
 
Tracing my lip with my fingertip and wondering…
Are yours dry and hungry like mine?
Or soft and sweet?
 
They were warmer than I imagined,
brushing hot breath across my palm
and my wrists.
 
Your quick pecks tickled,
your eyes wide and playful,
your smile set me
alight.
 
Flushed cheeks and heartbeat gone frantic,
I didn’t kiss you back...
Not like I wanted too.
 
I nuzzled nose to cheek,
inhaled your honeyed scent
letting my lips linger
too long
and yet not long enough.
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The scent of love was in the air that moonlit summer night.
We danced the dance of love until we saw the morning light.
We promised that we'd save our love until the wedding day.
How many times we fought temptation off it's hard to say.
The day was blessed, the guests all came, the music was sublime.
We said our vows before our God with words that fairly rhymed.
But when we danced our first before the eyes of one and all,
we realized then and there that it was time to heed the call.
We said goodbye to all our guests and headed for the door.
The band played on as most remained and tangoed on the floor.
The moment that we hit the car the game became engaged.
We barely made it to our room, our hormones on a rage.
To say the wait was worth it is an understatement, friend.
It seemed to us this blissful night would never, ever end.
The fiery storm of ecstasy kept thund'ring 'til the dawn.
To see the pleasure in her eyes confirmed her heart I'd won.
They say that love's just chemicals, perhap
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Name of Image More Than Gold”It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” --> Ralf Waldo Emerson

Holding hands while laughing,
We seize the day together.
The sun blinding our vision,
We walk into the moon.
Daydreams lift our spirits,
Making life worth while.
Speaking in riddles,
That only we understand.
A sigh of relief,
When I see your smile.
I can only be myself,
While in your presence.
No fear,
No doubt.
It is heaven,
By your side.
Skipping rope,
Tripping rope,
Solid in your arms,
You catch me when I fall.
Side by side,
We conquer the world.
Together we rise,
Together we fall.
Loving one another,
Despite the stupid things we do.
That is a friendship,
That is worth more than gold!

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Our Judges

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The Criteria
The criteria for judging the pieces are as follows:

Grammar and spelling /5
Following the rules /5
Creativity/interpretation /5
Originality /5
Overall impression of the poem /5

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Ciao,
J
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Featured

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This week's feature is:
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The featured works are:
Friendship DeterminedShe felt the pain of a thousand deaths.
Things would never again be the same.
Alone, bereft - with no one to stop her hurt -
Yielding to the need to curl in on herself,
Wallowing in pain, she crumbled.
Internal bleeding that could never be healed
Tore her soul into a million pieces.
Heart aching and refusing to beat,
Maddening agony crippling her mind,
Encompassing her whole being.
Abandoned was how he found her then.
Lacing his arms around her fragile form,
Wrapping her in the blanket of his love.
Acknowledging her need to purge the pain within,
Years of false truths finally coming to light,
Shushing her wails, he held her tightly.
Lost and FoundScrambling around on the floor
Hands and knees getting burned
As they rub against weathered carpet.
Shaking hands reach under furniture,
Twisting to fit into spaces too tight
Ever searching and seeking
But staying empty.
A throat clears, calling his attention
To the woman smiling impishly
As she held the object of his search
Between forefinger and thumb.
Sighing, he rose and thanked her,
Giving her a kiss as he took the ring
And returned it to his naked finger.

Never Change, My Darling ChildPlaying with toys throughout every day,
Living each moment for its own brilliance,
Along life's path you've found beautiful joy.
You bring light to the world wherever you touch it,
Forging a path of beauty with your steps.
Uncharted wonders for you hold only treasure,
Liberally couched among the most common of things.
Comforted by your wonder in all that you see,
Unguarded observations spill from your young lips.
Repercussions be damned, you say what you think,
Innocent statements that fill rooms with laughter.
Oblivious to your charm, you go through your day
Unaware of the moments that would embarrass adults,
Simply happy to be young and carefree.
Wonder shines brightly through your eyes and actions,
Infusing every brilliant moment of your day.
Singing may not be your strong suit,
Though you fill my heart with the melody of your laughter,
Foraging for fun through every moment,
Unencumbered by the expectations of life,
Letting your imagination carry you through each second.
Never chang
Learning to LeaveOver the Dragon Gate,
Phoenix rising.
"I will not be coming back this time."
Out of water
The Kraken spite,
Unhinged,
Like autumn leaves.
Away from reality.
Wanting to disappear.
Alone in heaven,
Clipped,
The journey continues even further.

Your Contest Winners

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Name of Image Friendship DeterminedShe felt the pain of a thousand deaths.
Things would never again be the same.
Alone, bereft - with no one to stop her hurt -
Yielding to the need to curl in on herself,
Wallowing in pain, she crumbled.
Internal bleeding that could never be healed
Tore her soul into a million pieces.
Heart aching and refusing to beat,
Maddening agony crippling her mind,
Encompassing her whole being.
Abandoned was how he found her then.
Lacing his arms around her fragile form,
Wrapping her in the blanket of his love.
Acknowledging her need to purge the pain within,
Years of false truths finally coming to light,
Shushing her wails, he held her tightly.
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Name of Image Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill MeI kissed my best friend on the cheek
and she giggled.
I did too.
 
My lip gloss left sticky prints on her skin
that she wiped away
with her sleeve.
 
I wanted to kiss you before I knew what kissing was.
I watched you grow into something
more than just another boy.
 
Tracing my lip with my fingertip and wondering…
Are yours dry and hungry like mine?
Or soft and sweet?
 
They were warmer than I imagined,
brushing hot breath across my palm
and my wrists.
 
Your quick pecks tickled,
your eyes wide and playful,
your smile set me
alight.
 
Flushed cheeks and heartbeat gone frantic,
I didn’t kiss you back...
Not like I wanted too.
 
I nuzzled nose to cheek,
inhaled your honeyed scent
letting my lips linger
too long
and yet not long enough.
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Name of Image Pheromone Phenomenon
The scent of love was in the air that moonlit summer night.
We danced the dance of love until we saw the morning light.
We promised that we'd save our love until the wedding day.
How many times we fought temptation off it's hard to say.
The day was blessed, the guests all came, the music was sublime.
We said our vows before our God with words that fairly rhymed.
But when we danced our first before the eyes of one and all,
we realized then and there that it was time to heed the call.
We said goodbye to all our guests and headed for the door.
The band played on as most remained and tangoed on the floor.
The moment that we hit the car the game became engaged.
We barely made it to our room, our hormones on a rage.
To say the wait was worth it is an understatement, friend.
It seemed to us this blissful night would never, ever end.
The fiery storm of ecstasy kept thund'ring 'til the dawn.
To see the pleasure in her eyes confirmed her heart I'd won.
They say that love's just chemicals, perhap
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Name of Image More Than Gold”It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” --> Ralf Waldo Emerson

Holding hands while laughing,
We seize the day together.
The sun blinding our vision,
We walk into the moon.
Daydreams lift our spirits,
Making life worth while.
Speaking in riddles,
That only we understand.
A sigh of relief,
When I see your smile.
I can only be myself,
While in your presence.
No fear,
No doubt.
It is heaven,
By your side.
Skipping rope,
Tripping rope,
Solid in your arms,
You catch me when I fall.
Side by side,
We conquer the world.
Together we rise,
Together we fall.
Loving one another,
Despite the stupid things we do.
That is a friendship,
That is worth more than gold!

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Congratulations to you all.
J

Your Prompt Winner

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Name of Image The Death of SpringShe watched her dreams go down the drain,
Her shoulders could not hold the strain.
They are now gone, the tears that stain,
Lost in the rain, lost in the rain.
Her love, a small withering bud,
Picked, plucked, stomped, and drug through the mud,
was lost in the turbulent flood,
Rivers of blood, rivers of blood.
Pruned was her fate, a snipped gold string,
On her hand sat a cold, gold ring,
And now the birds, woefully, sing,
“The Death of Spring, the Death of Spring!”
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Name of Image Seasons of the HeartWinter wind chills, pulse just beating,
Thunder storms and rain drops streaming.
Winter strangled hearts, cold seeping.
Moments fleeting, moments fleeting.
Spring flowers blooming, soft breeze blows,
Water's sweet kisses; dew-grass glows.
Hearts healing as shy sun beams flow.
We can all grow, we can all grow.
The sun's light grows with strength and flair,
Blinding, warming all in its glare.
Passionate hearts walking on air.
No time to care, no time to care.
Red leaves falling drift, slowing time,
Soft sun is setting, finishing its clime.
Love's heat lingers, withstanding time.
Sweet hearts still chime, sweet hearts still chime.
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Name of Image Toilet Paper and Flu SeasonToilet Paper and Flu Season
10-8-14
“The toilet paper is a lie,”
Say tissues floating from on high.
Now is the time to say goodbye;
It’s time to die, it’s time to die.
Let’s blow your nose in dead of night
While angels watch your snotty plight.
The PC screen gives eerie light;
So fight the fight, so fight the fight.
You stay up late within your room
While tissues prophesy your doom
And the damned flu fills you with gloom;
There is no boom, there is no boom.
So now you lay you down to sleep,
You’re coughing hard and sniffing deep.
Head clouded as to sleep you creep;
Wake to the beep, wake to the beep.
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free-your-soul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
hey!
how are you all doing? wow, its been a long since ive last been here, ive been so busy.
I just wanted to say hey, and Im just passing by cause today, as you might all know, Nelson Mandela died..and I remember that my very first piece of writing was about him, in 2010, and I came here to read it again today, and I found a comment from MagicalJoey explaining me the difference between poetry and prose..I guess the first things I learnt about literature were here... and I loved to participate in all these contests and things..but now I dont have so much time.. so much has changed since i created my account, including the way i write. but well they were my beginnings, still improving my english though! hope you remember me. 
well i hope yall doing fine
ill try to pass by more often
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Writer
Nice to see you are still around. Hope that you are well and, yes, it is sad the Nelson Mandela died as he was an iconic figure.
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there!

Prettyflour here on behalf of :iconpoets-and-warriors:

We are having a contest and are reaching out to our affiliates in hopes that you can help us with contest prizes. We were wondering if you'd be interested/willing to do a feature for the winners?

You can find the details of our contest here:  poets-and-warriors.deviantart.…

We can us all the help we can get!  Anything you could do would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you and have a great night.

:)
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Do you guys take fanfiction?:|
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Unfortunately not. Try #Ordinary-Writing for prose, but poetry I don't know.
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Oh.:(
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is wonderful here. Thank you :rose:
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NearlyInvisibleMind Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Writer
Thank you :)
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