Oct 24
opinion 0 comments challenge: Dark
TheTruthwriter13's picture

Nothing: Darkness

  The fear of the dark is truly amazing. The truth is, for most people the dark isn't the problem. The real problem lurks in the darkness itself. 

The fact that a simple thing like the darkness can instill such fear in people is truly astounding. 
For some the dark is a nice place, where they can stay and worry about nothing, instead just stewing in their own thoughts. For them the darkness is nothing more than that. Darkness.

They see it as what it is, and because of that they know that there is nothing behind that dark corner. But for those that do fear the darkness, around that corner is a hideous beast that 

waits for them to round the corner and ensure their death. The darkness is nothing, and that nothing is scary. The uncertainty of what actually lives in that pitch black is something that should reside in everyone’s mind. 
But simply remember that the darkness is just that… Darkness.

Or is it?
 
Oct 24
RainbowAura's picture

I Hope: A Realization

I hope that on the election,
we will will start to understand that power and control
aren't somethingt fight over.
Instead, it is a honor.
 
Oct 24
opinion 0 comments challenge: Dark
Ada123's picture

Darkness

The darkness can be described in a number of different ways. It can be black, blue, purple. It can be a place, it can be a feeling. It can be scary, it can be mysterious, it can even be inviting in a strange way.

To me, the darkness can be both comforting and unsettling. It can help to eliminate distractions, to help me focus. It can also make me feel unsure, unsure of what there could be if there was light. 

Darkness can hide almost anything. It can hide feelings, objects, thoughts, beings, memories. But it can also make them. It is not the same thing every time it is present. It can be something different to everyone. 

I personally enjoy the darkness, it makes me feel safe, even if I don't know what it is. I don't need to know what could be somewhere that I can't see. I only need to know that I am there, and that is enough for me.
 
Oct 23
Yellow Sweater's picture

Humans

We were charming ideologues with a penchant for hypocrisy. 
 
Oct 23
DanielMarkwood's picture

Philosopher prompt

Oct 22

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

Dear Mr. President,
I think I'll get straight to the point 
Your actions are killing people 
Your choices are killing people
You are killing people.

Dear Mr. President,
Why won't you stop lying? 
I'm going to watch the Presidential debate tonight 
And isn't it funny?
I already know exactly what you're going to say.
Lies.
All lies.

Dear Mr. President,
Tear gas?
At the people you claim to love?
And just for a stupid photo.
What a role model you are.

Dear Mr. President,
You pay millions of dollars in taxes?
You've given billions of dollars to this country?
Show us your tax returns then.
It's that simple.

Dear Mr. President, 
You stand with the LGBTQIA+ community?
You support Black Lives Matter?
You respect all people equally?
I'll believe it when I see it.

Dear Mr. President,
COVID is China's fault?

Oct 22
mm2005's picture

Fall is the Time

I look out across the field and see rows and rows of apple trees. I watch little kids climbing up as high as they can in hope of reaching the elusive, highest apple. I see a bunch of families taking fall photoshoots. But my favorite part of it all is the smell of warm apple cider donuts. I love the way the leaves pirouette from the sky, land gingerly on the ground, just to be crunched by a kid playing tag. The way the sun cuts through the autumn foliage and makes the little sunspots that chase you. I also love the slight nip of the wind. The way the air feels cool and fresh. That perfect weather to wear pants and a sweatshirt. Even as you watch the days get shorter, there is a comfort in it. The height and look of the sun are different, the best, during fall. Although Halloween is your first thought when you think of fall, I prefer Thanksgiving. Although Thanksgiving is can be the borderline between fall and winter, it really pulls in all of the best parts of autumn.
Oct 22
opinion 2 comments challenge: Dark
AcadiaC's picture

Why I love the dark


Dark 

I love the dark. 

Ever since I was little I have loved it. 

This is a lot different than most kids, let alone most people, but the dark has always made me feel the opposite of when people feel when they are in it, which happens to be safe. When I turn off my lights at night, and I am all wrapped up in my blankets and my flannel sheets, that is my favorite part of the day. 

Just being alone in the darkness.

I often look out my window at the stars and just think about the world, which currently I can’t do too much thinking about the world or otherwise I feel kind of sad. 

But on clear nights there will be stars and I am looking out my window at the dark sky only lit up from the small stars because street lights simply don’t exist where I live, I look to find the brightest star. 

This is the only light I love seeing every night. 
Oct 20

You Only Get One- 2020 Presidential Election

You only get one vote.
You only get one counted opinion.
You can rant and try to make people believe whatever,
but in the end, 
every person gets one chance.
One chance to have a definite say in this election.

Let me tell you something
before this day arrives.
This country is living,
surviving,
rejoicing at some moments 
and maybe not so much at others. 
We must keep it that way,
make it better, if anything.
If we are granted the ability
to work together and choose one person
who leads us,
who helps us,
who affects us,
who fights for us,
our country,
our world,
don't you think they must deserve it?
Don't you think they need to know
what will help when things have gone bad,
when things are drowning us as a country?
Don't you think they need to have a plan,
or at the very least an idea,
of how to support our world?
Our home?
Oct 19

Voices

My whole life
I have been asked
questions
I don't want to answer
 People assume
things about me 
that are not true

Why do you ask me this
I tell them
isn't it enough to just be myself?
Am I a bad person,
just because I don't look and think like you?

It does not matter
the way you look
or where you live
what school you go to
or if you even go to school


I have been asked
by a little girl
if I was a demon

Oct 19

Voices

My whole life
I have been asked
questions
I don't want to answer
 People assume
things about me 
that are not true

Why do you ask me this
I tell them
isn't it enough to just be myself?
Am I a bad person,
just because I don't look and think like you?

It does not matter
the way you look
or where you live
what school you go to
or if you even go to school


I have been asked
by a little girl
if I was a demon

Oct 18
RainbowAura's picture

The Truth The Government Is Hiding From


Why are we making such a big candy grab out of the election?
The president's place should represent responsibility and kindness, not a big power struggle.
The election has become overated and twisted by greed.
This is short, but it summarizes the world's state, 
Everyone cares more about being in control than 
Being the helper of our nation.
Oct 17
RainbowAura's picture

Someday: Maybe Something Better

Truth and unity are key in keeping the pieces together.
 
Oct 16
Yellow Sweater's picture

London

London has a shimmery grit. Its ornate facades are stained. Its beautiful places are large, but sideways. The cement kills your feet. The gardens are locked behind gates. Shops and restaurants are either too grand or too grimy for a jet-lagged American tourist.

I love london. It‘s a place you walk through, then wander through, before finding a humanist library hidden in the attic of an old theater. 

The oblique grace, 
of smirks and sneers, 
of canal water and cigarette smell, 
of five story toy stores and underground street markets, 
of apartments on top of cathedrals 
of too many unappealing pubs all in a row, 
of tired feet that know the cement will never end but keep walking, 
consuming because the endless grey fills them with a hungry fire and a sour passion. 
     

 
Oct 15
mm2005's picture

Vote You

I wanted to create a message for everyone. 
Regardless of political party, republican or democrat,
red or blue,
I want people to think red, white, and blue.
Think community
rather than division.

Make decisions based on morals, ethics, what’s best for you.
It doesn’t matter if your parents vote red or blue, lean left or right,
chose for you.
Doesn’t need to be the most well-spoken candidate or the one with the best comebacks.
You don’t need to like their hair or the way they wear their mask,
pick someone who will lead by example
whatever you want that example to be.

Vote to make a difference
Vote to make a change
Vote to speak your mind
Vote to empower others
Vote to make your voice heard

Vote for America
Oct 15
MCorti06's picture

Winter

Winter 

Winter is one of the most hated and or loved seasons, In my opinion it depends on where you live. If you lived in Canada it's probably not your favorite, since it gets super cold, but on the other hand if you live in LA then maybe it is since it’s hot all year round and winter brings lower temperatures, you might like it. Living in Vermont there are good and bad parts to winter. 
Oct 15
mkeys's picture

Election 2020


I wish I had a chance to vote, but I am not old enough but I am old enough to make decisions on my own. I would tell everyone we need a president that actually listens to our needs. We need a president that doesn’t think Climate Change is a hoax. We need a president that listens to our concerns about the planet dying, someone who cares about us, not just themselves. 
 
Oct 13

People don't ever really change

I believe that there are some aspects of ourselves that we never lose. Nobody ever really changes that much, do they? The world undulates around us while we make and lose friends and buy and throw away material things, but then there are those rocks sitting at the bottoms of our ponds. The water will shape the rocks over time but their cores will always be the same.

For instance, I'll never lose my love for nature. I can't imagine a future in which I don't go hiking, or one where I don't enjoy observing wildlife roaming about in their natural habitats. For me, those are old and everlasting feelings. In my opinion, new ones that we feel are more like whims - they stay with us for a bit, but eventually pass by. In my experience, most are heavily supplied by social media. I want to go live in Italy. I feel that my life is incomplete without a boyfriend. After a day or two, I'm myself again, and I realize that I don't really want to uproot my life to go live in Italy and that I am doing totally fine without a guy in my life.

Currently, images of fall and winter collide against each other in my mind. I keep thinking of the cold smell of January air. These are new parts of me. A month ago I mourned the loss of summer and believed the feeling would drown me forever. Now I can't wait for the first snow to arrive.

So here I am. Same person. New thoughts and feelings mixing with those everlasting ones, though. I'm awaiting the gentle click of my radiator to come back, like an old friend I haven't seen in a while. But in essence I remain unchanged since the day I was six, four, two, or just born. Earth keeps spinning on her axis, and I have managed to keep this much of myself intact. Mint condition, I like to think.
Oct 12

Do You Care?

Every time I drive through my neighborhood, I see presidential candidate signs. Big, small, sometimes just a single lawn sign, and sometimes a sea of red and blue. And every time I see one reading Trump 2020, I think, Do you know? Or do you just not care? 
Do you, sign owner, know how our president is brushing off the deaths of 200,000 Americans killed by coronavirus as if it was merely collateral damage? Do you know about all the policies implemented by the Trump administration that are worsening our climate situation? Do you know about the president attempting to strip trans people of their rights and deny LGBTQ+ people fair access to healthcare? Or do you not care about the lives of your fellow Americans?
Oct 10
AuctorHistoriarum's picture

Generation Z: Imagine

How will history remember us? There are 67 million of us in the US and 2 billion around the world. We are inheriting the decisions made by the Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation. What drives the decisions they make about the future they are leaving us? What will the state of our planet be in? Would we have the resources and opportunities we need to make our goals and dreams come true much like past generations? What would the state of the world be when it is our turn to vote and work towards our future? What world do you imagine we will inherit?