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anna_grin
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Poetry Contest

under appreciated and under the radar
for those unaware, ive been away for a while... and i have a serious case of fomo

what do you wish i'd seen?  

competition not restricted to my dance crew, if you have a poem you feel was missed by many and didnt get the spotlight it deserved, i would also love to see those

self-entries or entries on behalf of another accepted

and someone gets a trophy! win-win

SweetKittyCat5
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Medical Marijuana Cannabis

Marijuana Cannabis  
Is it pure mental bliss  
After taking an inhaling hit  
A relaxing euphoric trip  
I know Iím spreading it on just a tad too thick  
For many Americans they feel they are getting the short end of the stick  
My number one topic on my wish list, yes it was handpicked  

I once danced so gracefully as a Prima Donna Ballerina  
Dancing on stage at Madison Square Garden arena  
Daily braces to walk has brought my existence down a peg  
My wonderment was always found in my arms, my body, my legs  
Struck with MS at a very early age  
For me, no more Pique Turns, no more Fourette Turns on stage  
That plant I require in grounded form, resembles seasoning Sage  
However, Iím not at lawful age  
Feeling the discouragement of my parentís relentless and winless political rage  
Congress refusing to pass laws in my state to have medical marijuana usage placed on page  
 
In some states, this war of words has taken a devastating toil  
To pass laws to have marijuana used as a medication converted to Cannabis Oil  
Should we suffer our symptoms in silence  
When so many Americansí voices are now in compliance  
A plant to be used for debilitating conditions, surely, is a gift of science  
To assist when limbs that refuse to move or just quit  
Why must some of us continue to deal with this  
I have hopes and dreams to conquer, now Iím left with stage longing reminisce  
Canít move to California, or Colorado  
Dealing with the ramifications of a concept to grasp, if you must know  
 
Father was just promoted and paying for my medication using the back-door method mode  
Sadly, for the accumulating medical bills, our first home was sold  
Should loving parents be the blame for such an unfounded risk of a silent claim  
Seeing a loved one suffer due to Congressí waiting game  
LegalizeÖhum whatís my opinion  
Iím the writer, my beliefs are not deemed, this is Godís dominion  
As a Nurse  
Yes, I do see your hurt  
As a woman of society, I hear your loud cries  
In some states itís legal, but not mine, the echoing parental whys  
Drug screens  
Failure designed by several hidden means  
 
My biggest concern  
The ratio is meant to only burn  
Trust me, I am not speaking out of turn  
Listen and Learn  
THC lowest threshold  
The salvation to some as medical gold  
Amphetamine, Methamphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Methadone, Propoxyphene  
Ten Panel Drug Screen  
Not fair as it may seem  
Iíve witnessed in testing patients, and have seen, not meaning to sound bias or mean  
THCís discerning threshold  
The American choice to reap what they sow, strictly uncontrolled, medically consoled, yet DEA patrolled  
 
Lowest element to behold  
First ratio tester from a panel glimpsed, your concept to employment has been sold  
Leaving you out in the cold  
Positive tested  
No employment for you will be invested  
Other drugs placed on a higher rating scale  
Urine tested falling under Head or Tails  
Used a week ago  
However, on the job, drug addict on the down low  
Fair is, as one would think fair does  
For the medical benefits, I give my blessings with love  
 
Some say science has not caught up with this controversial wonder drug to use as such  
However, look at all the elements it is known to assist, various medical conditions pretty much  
As usual, the Houses of Congress moves in no rush  
Pharmaceutical Companies stocks come to pass  
Telling American people and your medical elements to go away with your wicked forecast  
Utilized to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, muscle spasms and reduce chronic pain  
From my standpoint an excellent argument to go against the grain  
For the sake of argument itís a plant from the start  
Chemical compounded into a medical work of art  
 
Upstanding, pay taxes, some would admit itís their daily choice to smoke  
Most seem to say it does not makes you steal for it, sell your body, or even go broke  
Wake up America there is a chart that defines your deterred employment dreams  
All found in the urine of your Drug Screen  
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anna_grin
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thank you kitkat x

Magdalena
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Related submission no longer exists.
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/360505-forgive-me-for-our-wreckage/

This is one from 2019 on my reading list that you may not have read and might like.




anna_grin
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thank you magdalena!

Ahavati
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What The Fuck! A Christmas Poem

 

Some voices in my head want me out;  
they keep saying stop being full of shit: †
put some money where our mouth is!  

All this doesnít quite make sense to me. †

Woke up early this morning and found  
the list below tucked between the left &  
right hemispheres. Maybe I should get out. †



Alliance for the Wild Rockies  
PO Box 505. Helena, MT 59624  
https://allianceforthewildrockies.org/  

Anti-Eviction Monitoring Project  
San Francisco Tenants Union,  
558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110  
https://antievictionmap.com/  

Apache Stronghold  
P.O. Box 766 †
San Carlos , AZ 85550  
http://www.apache-stronghold.com/  

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project  
228 Park Ave. S. #84810  
New York, NY 10003-1502  
https://asylumadvocacy.org/  

Beyond Nuclear  
7304 Carroll Avenue, #182, Takoma Park. MD 20912  
Tel: 301.270.2209  
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/about/  

Buffalo Field Campaign  
PO Box 957  
West Yellowstone, MT 59758  
1-406-646-0070  
http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/  

Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice  
23355 County Rd 53  
Uniontown, AL 36786  
http://blackbeltcitizens.org/our-info/  

Causa  
700 Marion St. NE  
Salem, OR 97301  
https://causaoregon.org/  

Civil Liberties Defense Center  
1430 Willamette St. #359  
Eugene, Oregon 97401  
(541)687-9180  
http://cldc.org/  

Coaliciůn de Derechos Humanos  
225 E 26 St.Ste #2 Tucson, AZ 85713  
http://www.derechoshumanosaz.net/  

Fatal Encounters  
3375 San Mateo Ave.  
Reno, NV 89509-5046  
http://www.fatalencounters.org  

Humane Borders/Fronteras Compasivas  
P.O. Box 27024  
Tucson, AZ 85726  
http://www.humaneborders.org/  

Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions (USA)  
Po Box 81252  
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  
http://icahdusa.org  

Justice LA  
3655 South Grand Avenue, Suite 240  
Los Angeles, CA 90007  
https://justicelanow.org  

Kids in Need of Defense  
1201 L St NW,  
Washington, DC 20005  
https://supportkind.org  

Los Alamos Study Group  
2901 Summit Place NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87106  
https://www.lasg.org/  

Lakota Peopleís Law Project  
547 South 7th Street #149  
Bismarck, ND 58504-5859  
https://www.lakotalaw.org/  

Musicians Emergency Fund (Jazz Foundation of America)  
247 West 37 Street, Suite 201  
New York, NY 10018  
https://jazzfoundation.org/musicians-emergency-fund/  

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls  
100 Warren St.  
Roxbury, MA 02119  
https://www.nationalcouncil.us  

Nukewatch  
740A Round Lake Road  
Luck, Wisconsin 54853  
http://nukewatchinfo.org  

Students for a National Health Care Program  
29 E. Madison St., Ste. 1412  
Chicago, IL 60602  
http://student.pnhp.org  

Prison Radio  
PO Box 411074  
San Francisco, CA 94141  
http://www.prisonradio.org/  

Project Coyote  
P.O. Box 5007  
Larkspur, CA 94977  
http://www.projectcoyote.org  

Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty  
P.O. Box 1362 Lanett, AL 36863  
http://www.phadp.org/  

Showing Up for Racial Justice  
PO Box 1376  
Buffalo, NY 14205  
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/donate.html  

Solitary Watch  
Community Futures Collective: Attn. Solitary Watch  
221 Idora Ave., Vallejo, CA 94591.  
http://solitarywatch.com  

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty  
P.O.Box 82212  
Austin, Texas 78708-2212  
https://tcadp.org/  

Voices For Creative Nonviolence  
1249 W. Argyle St. #2  
Chicago, Illinois 60640  
773-878-3815  
http://vcnv.org/  
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Magdalena
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anna_grin said:thank you magdalena!

I'm trying to post it with just the link and not the poem because it's not mine, but it's having none of it.

Ahavati
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blood bank

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Definitely check out nomoth

Ahavati
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I've just gotta ask,

I know itís been a year. Well, more than that actually, a year and 10 weeks, give or take a day depending on how you cut it. If it's after midnight and the people haven't slept from the day before, is that event of the new day, or the previous day? I havenít been able to decide. Iíve run out of things to analyze about our story.  

Itís been over a year since Iíd seen your face. A little less since we've last spoke. For you, itís been a year and 10 weeks since weíd been in the same area. Truth is, Iíve been in town for a few months. But I guess youíll find that out if you wanna get some coffee, or a drink, or something?  
No one ever picks something. Maybe this time you will.  
Coffee would be nice. I agree, coffee would be nice.  
Thereís a lot less pressure and a lot less mistakes. We have space to rationalize, room to think. Weíve got to be mindful of our energy, we have to breathe. †
I agree, coffee would be nice. I know a place by me, Iíve been meaning to explore a few more spots.  
I wouldnít call it a test, but itíd mean a lot to me if youíd made the trip for once.  

How long are you in town for, youíd say. †
Actually I moved here when my lease was up in the summer, Iíd say.  
Why didnít you tell me? Because I needed to put my roots down without you.  
Thereíd be a pause. I didnít mean it like that. But youíd know what I meant.  

Iíve wanted to call, weíd both say, angry at ourselves that we never did. Why is it so hard for us? I want to ask. Maybe this time I will. But not before I throw up butterflies. Discreetly, into my coffee cup. †
Too hot, I'd say. †

Itíll be excruciating but we have to do it.  
How have you been? Are you still at that one job? What are you doing now, then? †
Itís weird, we hate these surface level, mundane conversations, but weíre dying to know, and weíre dying to know every single day, thatís why weíre doing them now.  

Weíre dancing, weíve always been good at dancing.  
Did you move by yourself? No, no, my two friends grew up in the area and wanted to try something new, and if I signed another lease I feel like Iíd be overstaying my welcome. †
Oh so now weíve got 3 of you assholes in the big city? Címonnn!  
Always such a kidder. I just wish youíd say it. Just say youíre happy to hear that. That youíre happy the world is so small. That youíre really glad I met those friends. Give me a crumb; why do you hoard all your thoughts like they wonít be yours if you share them?  
How about you, are you still with your boys? †
Iím not sure what youíll say. Youíre a bit of a wild card. †
Thereíll be another pause. We wonít know if itís been seconds or minutes. Iím distracted by something outside and youíre watching the steam from the espresso machine create a curtain of fog between the cashier and the customer. The only curtain between us is the burning tension, like a balloon blowing up with air until it pops. †
Am I hearing your brain or mine, saying get it over with, just ask?  

Are you seeing anyone?  
Or is that too forward. Should I say it or should you say it? †
Do either of us really want to know? We wouldnít have come if we didnít, I think. †
Maybe Iíll say it. I canít hold back like I did last time, and I want to show you that I trust you. I should show you how Iím feeling for once in my life.
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Ahavati
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Sorry Girls, Those Boys? They Aren't Ever Worth Your Future

Fourteen, fifteen
sixteen, seventeen
eighteen, nineteen,
twenty to twenty one
and everyone else
who's new to this scene
we call mainstream love-

More like toxic monogamy,
Hollywood stalking mistaken as love
and media depictions of abuse
portrayed as affection and how
"it's meant to be"

Girls are growing and learning,
taking on fields once dominated
by men

Women no longer care about pleasing
the gender that oppressed,
beat, destroyed, and silenced
their mothers, grandmothers,
and so many others

Love, my advice is to keep evolving
because you don't need men
you need education and to start breaking
the iron fist men have over the careers
you dream of having someday

And no, this ain't a mysandrist rant
but it sure as fuck is what you young girls
need to hear the most right now

Yep, I fucking said it
screw those hormonal surges
screaming at you to kiss the nearest frog
you're a queen, not a pauper
he's the enemy at your castle gates
seeking entrance to implant his damage
and laugh at the aftermath with his friends

These boys will dump you for a rock
and clump your worth with objects
they can play and trade like
you're some kind of game
they can let turn to dust
on their shelf

(And even if you aren't eighteen)
They'll deepfake your pictures
and blackmail for your compliance
they'll share your nudes on the web
and despise our whole gender
when women come back
and make them look like a fool
after making money off it

Your images shared without consent
you can now turn into copyright
(If you do it right and are of legal age)
and soon they realize blackmail
through sharing images of your body,
your bare naked ass, tits, and vagina
has no power anymore,
It's simply a business promotion
for you

If they want your body but not your heart
they want your time, but not your art
they better cough up the money
since they think you're something to buy

From the day they're born
they're taught that girls are a conquest,
they're taught to weaponize the words
slut, bitch, whore, cunt
and when they lose the power
of what they think was a "hunt"
they want to play the victim
and point their dirty fingers
right back at us

Unfortunately for them
none of those words
are hurtful anymore

Oh and you may say
"but not all boys,
not all men-"

Sweetheart, the above excuse
is made to dismiss
the statistic of our gender suffering
to their suffocating, smothering
oppressing tongues and fists
taught to crush your lungs
and break your wrists

If you can't name five men off the top
of your head you can trust then
"not all men" is the laziest,
most ridiculous argument
I have ever heard

Your worth is not based
on the amount of babies you can pop out
for some stupid man in some stupid house
being his live-in servant and made to think
your silence is some sort of virtue

You have more life to give than that
and you can take whatever "life"
implanted inside you and take it away too

Men covet our power to give life
and are terrified..

because with the power to create life
comes the power to take it away

You, my dear
have all the power
because a fetus is not a baby
it's a parasite until you decide it isn't
and only then.. does it become life

And being told to bear children
in this dumpster fire of an economy
is the same as putting a fish in a tree
and telling it to breathe

And let's never forget
saying no to a boy can leave you
dead in a ditch, raped in your own home
or even shot through the head

This is why you're taught to hold your keys
like a weapon when you're walking alone
this is why you're taught
to aim for the eyes, the nose, the throat
to scream and claw and bite but..

Isn't it funny how..
they don't teach you to kill?
because his reputation and life
is more important than yours

I'm telling you right now..

Kill.

He can't testify if he's 6 feet in the dirt

Become the names he calls you
and wear it like armor
no man can hurt you, manipulate
or abuse you if they realize you
have all the power now

Because..

It's 2020
no grown ass woman
gives a flying fuck
about what men want

we're fighting back
and you know what?

We're winning







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anna_grin
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woah wegot a lot there ahaviti thank you x

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Magdalena said:

I'm trying to post it with just the link and not the poem because it's not mine, but it's having none of it.


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Ahavati - it means so much to me you submitted my "i've just gotta ask" prose. Thank you, thank you, thank you. XX

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theyrejustwords said:Ahavati - it means so much to me you submitted my "i've just gotta ask" prose. Thank you, thank you, thank you. XX

i added that one to my reading list x

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anyone know how i can make this a nomination competition?

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