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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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"A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prose, prosetry, phoetry, or anything they have written, without fear of prejudice or criticism."

Forms Challenge Winner for April/May

Do You Like String Beans and Ham?Do You Like String Beans and Ham?
I once knew a lad who was lean and
He lived off some string beans and cold ham.
It seldom was clear
What he had to fear,
Besides farts propelling him off land

By MagicalJoey


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:new: :bulletblue: 1 June - 20 June 30 June -:- Write Your Piece
:new: :bulletpurple: 21 June - 30 June 1 July - 12 July -:- Critique Your Assigned Piece

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:bulletblue: From the first of June, sign up for the challenge by writing a short (no more than 50 line) poem.
:bulletpurple: I will collect the entries into a spreadsheet.
:bulletblue: At the end of the writing time (20 June) I will assign everyone who wrote an entry someone else's entry to critique/constructively comment upon.
:bulletpurple: Critiques/comments are due by June 30.
:bulletblue: Please note: If you sign up by writing a piece you are committing to critiquing/commenting upon someone else's work.

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How Do I Critique?

:bulletblue: Don't be afraid of critiquing someone's work. In this case a constructive comment can work just as well.
:bulletpurple: For this purpose a critique/comment should contain:
:bulletgreen: One thing you liked about the piece/positive emotion you felt about the piece.
- i.e. I found that x made me feel happy/I liked how you wrote about y
:bulletred: An area for improvement/area of concern/one thing that bothered you.
- i.e. The rhyming seemed off about half-way through/I think that changing emotion in stanza/verse three was a bad idea
:bulletred: A positive comment/area they did well in.
- i.e. I liked how you wrote about your feelings/I loved the descriptions/Your meter was excellent

:bulletblue: More than that is totally up to you, feel free to make it as long as you feel comfortable.
:bulletpurple: Don't be afraid to point out spelling/grammar errors, everybody makes them. Just do it in a helpful and not scathing way.

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:bulletblue: Entries into the Critique Challenge 2015 folder please or else they won't be counted.
:bulletpurple: One entry per person.
:bulletblue: Mature content is allowed, but please keep it to a minimum.
:bulletpurple: Please stick to the deadlines.
:bulletblue: Remember that this is a challenge designed to aid you in critiquing others' work. It is not a contest. However, please don't let that affect the quality of your work.
I reserve the right to edit these rules.

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Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Forthcoming Attractions

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A teaser of what's to come.
Formal blogs will be created explaining everything closer to the time.

Critique Folder

:bulletred: This has changed to a critique group GrammarNaziCritiques I encourage you to join if you want your work critiqued.

Monthly Prompts

:bulletpurple: Prompts on all sorts of topics and styles of poetry to help you expand your skills and abilities

Random from Favourites

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There is only one rule: You cannot suggest a fave of your own work.


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Up to four works of an artist selected weekly by the admins.

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This week's feature is:

The featured works are:
BreakoutI used to hide in my flesh
but each secret    slipped out,
each sin: fresh
              undressed by night
when the moonlight danced on
         black canvas
         incandescent love, attack; bite-back at
                the dawn -
I am mapped, drawn,
                      torn: trapped
on my knees
        like I was born yesterday
you taught me to fall
you taught me to crawl under the fence
                  while the power tripped -
I took the thunder from your lips.
watershed.tonight, i take a walk
in my mind and go
to the lakes and rivers of woe
running so softly:
my tears flow.

to each pixelated confession i make
      don't look too closely
a blur of mistakes
(  you fill my mouth with words  )
            ( i speak them softly )
                                     (lull you to sleep)
my darkest secret camouflaged by the night
yet more visible than in daylight
i let time erase the memory:
the stains scarred
evolved into me.
haemophobiacrimson paint
immersing my canvas,
soaked: choked
into darkness
calling your name
stalling          each
           after            breath
i am crawling the carpet
ignoring burns, cuts:
let the blood stain
you forecasted warm rain
to wash through
my digested chills--
[were you there
in this
metallic nightmare?]

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
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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Congratulations to you all.


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:bulletred: = away for reasons unknown

Oh Captain, Your Captain
Simply Human

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[Available for critiques - just ask]

The Earls of Structure

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:bulletgreen: :icondiluculi: Diluculi

The Knights of Poetic Devices

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Dragonlover84 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the feature! I am honored that you like my work. :D :love:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   Writer
It's a pleasure :)
BlueBlueFox Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Guys thank you so much for the feature hhhh I'm glad you like me enough for that HAHA and honored that Dilu chose me :icongtthplz:
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Writer
Thank you for your work. Of course we like you. As for Riddlycakes choosing you, go her!
Go now and enjoy your week of promotion.
free-your-soul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
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
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.
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.

moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Do you guys take fanfiction?:|
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Unfortunately not. Try #Ordinary-Writing for prose, but poetry I don't know.
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
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