Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Hello Poet Gang! 😊
Welcome to the fifth meeting!!
Monthly Theme: 🍁Autumn🍁
Write a poem relating to Autumn in any way, shape, or form that you like, and make sure to share it below and on the doc!
**Since we aren’t allowed to post Google docs on the site anymore, please email us if you…[Read more]
Hmm.. I haven’t been active on this for a while. I’ll try to write a poem about Autumn, though. Thanks, Ginger!
*I wave, and smile sadly*
Well. This is the last meeting I’ll be coming to, most likely, which is too bad, but I’m so glad that we have this place. So many, many thanks to Gingy and Leila <3
I've been okay. Lots of ups and downs. But my teachers are looking like they'll be great, so that's nice.
Gingy, I'll send you my closing remarks for next…[Read more]
And the website is an awesome idea. Sorry I haven’t been very active, but I do have a few poems to post.
The whisper of the wind,
The crunch of the leaves,
The stirring of the animals,
The happiness in our hearts.
My favourite thing about Autumn,
Is the fresh breeze,
And the crunchy leaves,
The magical trees.
nothing is awful
I c o m m a n d you, so now it’s official that you have to post it (did that come out a bit too demanding it was supposed to be a joke-)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
Hello Poet Gang! 😊
Welcome to the fourth meeting!!
Can you believe we’ve made it this far?!
Monthly Theme: 🌈 Rebirth 🌈
This may seem a bit confusing, but summer is generally a time to relax, reassess, and spend time with yourself or friends/family. It rains a lot where Ginger lives in the summer, so she always…[Read more]
Oh my god I can’t believe I’m the Poet Of The Month! Such an honor!
I don’t have time to really comment now, but I’m commenting for notifs so I’ll remember to do it later.
Thank you for the reminder, Coco. A slight bit late, though.
It is impressive that you managed to find this. You are a very determined spoe.
You’re welcome and sorry.
Teehee yes I am.
Not all that impressive, sadly:(
You know what would be great?
If you found the first ever post on this site.
Lol I did Fia. A little while ago, but according to Cats it isn’t the first.
Yeah, I know that now. You should find a post from . . . when book 2 came out. (And it can’t be from Soman or Jun’s activity.)
Oohhh like a spoe challenge?
1. Find a post from 9months 3weeks ago
2. Find a post about fruit.
Hmm . . . this is going to be difficult. The nine months three weeks ago is no big deal; I can just look through a few older users’ activities. But the fruit . . . hm. Does watery banana sun count?
I can hold my breath..be a good machine. Fake a smile and force a laugh- make other people happy. I guess, the truth is, most days I just want to sit alone in the dark. I want to scream at everyone for no reason…just because I want to feel something. I want them to give me something to feel other than lonely emptiness. It takes so much effort to…[Read more]
Of course. Anytime. I’ll be here if you need anything.
(Also, I actually found this while spoeing through the site-wide activity, although I do spoe through your activity as well occasionally)
I feel like no one ever tells you how empty depression makes you feel 24/7. It’s like trying to spark a fire on wet wood.
(I just realized I’m allowed to call you Eliot..I don’t understand why I’ve been calling most everyone else by their first names, but I still use your user…welp I never did win any awards for being intelligent lol.)
*Even more hugs* I’m so sorry, Ginger. I really wish there was more that I could do. If you ever need anything, tag me and I’ll be here to listen and hopefully give advice. I’ve thankfully never experienced true depression but I know what it feels like to be numb. The fire on wet wood analogy is exactly how I would describe it. You just feel…[Read more]
*hugs back* Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who isn’t going through the same thing as you, so thank you for being willing to try to shed some light in my little tunnel. Maybe I’m just being wistful, but sometimes I wish this was a VR situation where we could all actually talk and see one another. I feel like I’ve been quite distant lately,…[Read more]
Hey Lauren. That sounds completely exhausting. I am so sorry you have to go through that. *I hug you* I would take it all away if I could. I love you so much. I’m always here if you ever want to talk ❤️
Hey Thea…*I hug you back*
It’s pretty exhausting, but my body is like: sleep? We’ve never heard of her.
I know you’d take it all away, even bring it onto yourself, but unfortunately, we’ve all got our own weight to bear, and this happens to be part of mine. It’s hard to separate where each stressor comes from, and half the time I’m too tired to…[Read more]
That makes sense in a sucky way. You do therapy right? You could try and pinpoint your triggers with your therapist, although you might already be doing that. If you don’t go to therapy you should! It’s very helpful. Love you Lauren ❤️❤️❤️
Also, since you were the last Poet of the Month, do you have any activities or closing Remarks you’d like to contribute?
Maybe just something like “love y’all stay safe!” XD idk
You can do whatever you want! I’m doing my part of the remarks on John Lewis, but you could do something fun!
Doc is posted in the comments
Saturday, June 20th, 2020
Hello Poet Gang 😊!
Happy first day of Summer everyone, the heat has just begun.
We were so happy with the responses to our first meeting, and we’re hoping to continue the fun, challenges, and writing. We also want to continue to grow our poet family, so keep spreading the word!…[Read more]
Oof I’m early yay!
I’m doing good. Trying to get over the fact that I’ll be starting high school this fall. 😬 If any of yall got any advice for that I’m all ears.
For the summer, I’m hoping to get started on that novel I was talking about last meeting as I am still in the outlining and planning stage and just to do more soccer stuff in general.…[Read more]
Oooo you have an awesome birthday!!
My GAD has a social anxiety aspect too, so I totally get where you’re coming from. One of my worst fears is also being looked at, being the center of attention, etc.
I can’t wait to read your book whenever you are ready to share some of it!
As for high-school, I can empathize with your nervousness. I’ll be in…[Read more]
Thank you so much Ginge! This is really helpful advice, and yes I will definitely let you read some of my book when I actually have some of it finished lol!
I’ve been holding up decently well. Lots of ups and downs, but hey. I’m here, so I’m happy. That’s all I really want.
My family is going camping twice, I have three online summer camps lined up, and my family and I are going to a smaller beach town for a few days in July.
Greatest fear? Being hurt by someone I love, especially a friend.
Sometimes being here is the best we can do, I know how you feel.
Ooh those all sound really fun! What summer camps are they, if you don’t mind me asking?
I definitely understand that fear- especially if it happens once, then can you have a hard time completely trusting other people…
Ah, I definitely feel that- it’s hard for me as well to be…[Read more]
Ahhhh that’s great ginge! I have just the poem. Congratulations Effie!
I hope you’ve been good! I have basically no more work for the summer so I’m just chilling. My birthday is September 10th.
☀How is everyone holding up?
Not great, but I’m doing my best
☀Any Summer plans or wishes?
I want to have an amazing sleepover picnic thing with my frie…[Read more]
Congrats to @EFFIE! Yes, Justice is a perfect theme for this month, everyone remain aware!
Ooh, it’s always nice to just be able to relax for the summer!
*huggles* I’m always here if you want to talk about anything- that goes for everyone.
A picnic with friends sounds super fun!!
Those are two really understandable fears- failure is really painful for a lot of people I know, and it’s pretty easy to worry that your friends aren’t…[Read more]
Oh wow thank you! Now I feel bad for commenting so late.
Justice is a great theme. Um . . . I might try and think of something. Maybe maybe not.
Welcome new members! We’re glad to have you!
My birthday is May 20. I have not been working on my slideshow. Better do that.
Um. I don’t think I could think of any activities. I’ll do the closing remarks,…[Read more]
It’s great that your library is doing drive-through! Mine’s doing curbside pickup, so that definitely makes life a lot less boring.
I know… It really bugs me when I see people out in public without masks, not social distancing at all, just disregarding all guidelines… *sigh*
Awww, guinea pigs are always so cute!!!
You definitely deserved it 🙂
Hello, I’m good! Summer is my favourite season so there’s a few things I want to do! I’m planning to have a water fight with a couple of friends and a barbecue once lockdown is over! What about you? I don’t have a greatest fear, there’s just things I’m scared like the dark (I don’t know why) and spiders. My least favourite part of the pandemic has…[Read more]
Ooh, those both sound really cool!! Personally I’m thinking a picnic kind of thing with a few friends (socially distanced) would be one of the things on my to do list for this summer. Ah, that makes sense.
It’s been nice talking to you more recently, although it really does suck not being able to see irl friends, I know that’s one of my least…[Read more]
This is an information post for the poetry contest on Trans Tuesday (which includes transgender, genderfluid, and non-bianary)!
What do I do?
Write a poem relating to the theme (Stuck in the Wrong Body) and submit it on the doc linked below (more instructions for how to do that on the doc- any type of poem is fine). The judges will…[Read more]
Doc posted in comments
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Hello Poet Gang 😊!
First off, we want to thank you for joining our club and making our dream a reality! We’re so excited to start this journey with you!
Now, without further ado, welcome to our very first meeting!
We went to remind you all that we post once a month, and the dates are…[Read more]
*hugs* I love purple as well, it’s such a mystical color. I’m glad you like the theme! We thought it would be a fun place to start, and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!
To be honest I’m tired, but that’s mostly because I just did a whole lot of soccer stuff earlier.
Mostly I’ve been doing a lot of soccer and writing. I’ve been doing a lot of plotting and outlining for a book I’m writing, and hoping to get published. (High hopes I know but a girl can dream)
If I could…[Read more]
That was awesome! I will begin my brainstorming XD
I’ve been ok but definitely stressed bc well everything is Crazy
I usually play basketball which helps a lot and also hang out with you guys which of course helps ❤️
I’d say like a dark blue with swirls of gray and turquoise, the color of an ocean right before or after a wave has crashed
I nee…[Read more]
That makes sense, the world and everything is a rather crazy place nowadays it seems, plus everything’s very busy!
I’m glad basketball is helping, sometimes just going outside does wonders for your happiness. Plus it’s great that we can help 🙂
Ooh, that’s a very pretty color- it can hold a lot of different meanings and emotions, I would…[Read more]
I’ve mostly been doing soccer in my backyard.
My book is based a little off of a show that I watched with people who are known as Inhumans (they have a special gene in their DNA that allows them to manifest inhuman abilities hence the name.) There is a secret school known as the School for Inhumans that they can go to. Erika is the main…[Read more]
I like the prompt.
There was a lot of information on that prompt, so I’m not gonna respond to it all at once, but I’ll do the tempurature prompt.
I’m pretty good.
I’m not too busy, but not extremely bored either. A library near my house is doing drive through, so I get to read actually books. Also, off topic, I am so excited for book 6!
I think…[Read more]
I’m glad you’ve been pretty good!
Ah, that’s awesome that your library is doing that, mine started doing a similar thing recently and it makes life much less boring- I think everyone’s really excited for book 6, it’ll be awesome to see how Soman decides to end the series!
I think a lot of people are going stir crazy, honestly- there are so many…[Read more]
We decided to keep it on view only unless it was shared with you to hopefully avoid vandalising, since we want to keep this a safe space for everyone-
If you’d like to join, do you have an email address we can share it with? (you can comment it here or tag me in your activity, or email Ginger or I- anything that works for you 🙂 )
SKYE I MISSED YOU!! And yes, we need your email to share the doc with you 😀
I’m so many days late, it’s not even funny. Oh well, though.
I’ve been spending a lot of time with the Reader’s Story and Council of Elders stuff, so I’ve been busy. I’m good, though.
My mood… I’d say a misty yellow. I’m happy, but tired. Very pleased with how things are going in life in general.
Love the prompt… Dreams are something which…[Read more]
Ahh and I’m so late to respond to your comment it isn’t funny- sincere apologies for that, it just have gotten lost in my notifications.
That’s a great color, I’m really glad you’re pleased with how life’s going, or at least were when you wrote this. 🙂
That’s a beautiful description of all of the different types of dreams there are, and so very t…[Read more]
I was wondering if I had lost the notif for this somewhere, I’m glad you’ve seen it at last.
Been super busy and going through my notifications so slowly…sorry for being very late and for giving you all this notification long after you’ve forgotten about this post, I’m sure 😅
I feel like I’ve burnt myself out these past few weeks…an unfortunate mood that seems to plague me at the end of every school year. So happy that it’s pride…[Read more]
Hey! So good to see you 💙.
Quarantine has turned things sideways for everyone I think haha. Deep blue is a wonderful color, and I totally get the changing moods. I’m glad you’re working on a poem, I can’t wait to read it 😀.
Yes, Pride Month!!!!!!!! I’m so excited to co-host the trans poem competition!! It’s going to be such a fun week…[Read more]
It’s Ginger here with an exciting announcement! I mentioned in my Council speech that I was working on a project with @leilamofwoodsbeyond related to poetry. In the spirit of all of these new opportunities for the site, we dug in our heels to get this new club ready for release. We are finally ready to reveal our beautiful c…[Read more]
That’s totally fine Amee, but we’d love to have you! I’ll tag you for the posts 😁
Could I join? If so, then my Gmail is [email protected]. Don’t judge, my mom made it for me.
Tag me!! I don’t feel comfortable posting my email here, but I’m pretty sure Leila knows it, so could u add me?
I’m not sure this will work, because it’s my school email, but here it is: [email protected]. If it doesn’t work, is their any way to participate without the doc?
Effie is a great name! And yes, you can be tagged for the posts and participate in the activities. You can also create a slideshow with all your work, and I can put it on the doc so people can check it out ☺️. Thank you for wanting to participate!
Actually… I think I’ll give poetry a try. Might as well since I’m still technically stick at home 🙂 Here’s my email for the doc: [email protected]
This is amazing! Please tag me for everything and here is my email: [email protected]
I’m doing this Disney villain poem kinda thing right now, so this would be an amazing opportunity to practice!!
I’m so excited! I might join, most likely I’ll just enjoy reading other people’s. here’s my email: [email protected]
We’d be so happy to have you join and/or write!!! I just added you 💙
Awesome! I’ll definetely be checking in reading those poems!
Cool! I’m excited for the club! Can you tag me? And here’s my email: [email protected]
Even though I don’t really write poetry I’m excited to read others!
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe during this difficult time!
My name is Ginger (along with many other nicknames I proudly sport), I’m just about 16 years old, and I joined this community in 2017 during the “Golden Age”. The first thing I noticed about the site was the kindness and acceptance rooted in the very bo…[Read more]
That was beautiful! What is the council of elders though? (Sorry I’m so clueless)
The full post about it should be in @/thecovenforever’s activity!
Here is the link to my slideshow haha, it wouldn’t let me post all the links!
Thank you everyone for the support, it really means a lot!
That’s great Ginger! I remember the first google hangouts with Jordan (or Buckethead). That was an amazing speech and I’m glad your going to try to get one of the 13 spots!!
Shadow!! Thank you so darn much, and it’s so good to see you!!!
All the nominations are on the Open Chat doc, I believe. A lot of people have been nominated so far, so I’m really excited to see how this all works.
@lilybug567 here is a full list!
It’s really good to see you as well! We haven’t talked in a while either so yeah. And Lilybug, I don’t think I’ve been nominated but Cove, Ginger, Yami have been nominated and have made the speech so far. I don’t know the others since I don’t have discord.
Can someone explain this whole council and nomination thing to me
The full post about it should be in @/thecovenforever’s activity, so I’d recommend checking there first 🙂
Ooh, I remember Jordan (I call him Kitty lol), is he still active or something?
Anyways, yes Ginger, I love your poems and is truly moved by some of them, I still have your slideshow lol
That’s totally okay :). So, as you know, we used to have School Master and Dean elections to decide the leadership of the site. Unfortunately, there was a lot of issues that occurred because of the elections, and we had a lot of fights over who won, who deserved to win, etc. To try and remedy that, @/royalfude and @/thecovenforever came up with…[Read more]
Someone give me the doc to Open Chat, I don’t have the link.
it’s basically a council made of thirteen people that will organize events, mediate, peace make, things lie that
Can someone give me a list of people being nominated? I’d like to vote.
See above shade, I posted the list. And here’s the link to the doc
I know that, I was asking what you meant by “LAUREN I LOVE YOU BUT ITS A FOUR”
Oohhh that makes sense. I always mess up on Coves tag and write ‘for’ and then have to redo it in the comments lol
Congrats on the nomination! Gingeth that was beautiful <3
Ginger how did you come up with such a beautiful speech? I’m having a hard time writing mine. . . If you don’t want to help that is a-okay.
Hey lily! I’d be happy to help you write a speech! You can take some inspiration from mine if you’d like (check my activity)
Ofc I’m willing to help! I’d be down to look at yours if you wanted a second pair of eyes. For mine, I just made sure to talk a little bit about myself, how I started on the site, what I love about the site, what I’ve done for and on the site, and why I want to be on the council. I also talked about specific traits I value or bring to the table.…[Read more]
Thanks! . . . I kind of have one started. . . Do you want me to tag you in my actvity to read it?
YES!! I need as many people as possible. Can you go to my activity to look at what I have so far?
I loved your Ginger talk! I know I never spoke to you but I think you are a wonderful person! Call me Asia.<3
I wish I could find a way,
Keep these feelings at bay.
Darkness is closing in,
Silence drops like a pin.
I ran away,
Because I was scared to stay.
Now I’m standing here,
Alone with the pain that I fear.
Escape I did try,
The scars on skin my good bye.
Waking up to the burning light,
Wishing I could fall back into night.
Here I stand,
Broken but…[Read more]
Voices in your head say you aren’t enough.
That you’re weak, not worth it, not brave enough.
That you’ll never star in your story,
You’re never going to be the warr-i-or.
Mining through each day.
Fighting to find a way you can be yourself.
Trying so hard to climb up, stay on the shelf above the canyon.
You’d fall…[Read more]
Crashing fire burns our heads,
Leaving pockets of flaming memories.
Waves slam to other our other bridges,
Water slipping through the cracked stone.
The ties that connected us fray away,
Only pieces of driftwood floating, sinking.
A fragmented rope juts out of the blue,
A sea of fire bashing overhead, searing.
We stand, stranded one step from…[Read more]
Overwhelming night smothers us.
Broken fragments of truth are scattered
All around us,
Making paths which lead every which way.
We try to ignore them.
Holding each other up,
Each step taking us
To our freedom.
We break down as we climb up
The stairs which lead above-ground.
Laughter being stolen away
By our demons inside.
But we…[Read more]
Will we ever see the sky?
Doubtful, but closer each day.
Will this journey ever end?
Never, but possibilities still rise.
Can we break the molds around us?
Perhaps, with time.
Are we stuck forever trapped?
Nothing is permanent, even when it never changes.
Is there a chance to beat the cold?
Only with fire, the fire in our souls.
Will the pain…[Read more]
Ever changing, always moving.
Songs play without end,
As the elevator moves ever up.
We can’t leave
We can look out,
Seeing life just out of reach.
Moving up towards the sky,
A small glass box,
Shaking, moving, no way out.
People laugh, people taunt,
The box grows smaller.
Trapped, inside the world’s bounds.
We can only try to…[Read more]
A world steadfast in ancient morals and prejudice,
Judging others and excusing themselves.
Where chidren throw rocks at those who are different, no better than their parents.
Traditions, however wrong, hold still in the presence of those who refuse to let go.
Older generations unwilling to break the mold of their society.
New parents unsure of…[Read more]
Breaking a world isn’t as simple as it seems.
People don’t want to break,
But the want the change.
How can’t they get
The world is already broken?
We just have to shatter to fix.
“NO!” They say.
“That’s not right. Yes, we’ve killed-”
That’s the heart of the problem.
We kill to suit our own needs,
Hope that we won’t
Kill the bees, the trees.…[Read more]
Forge something new, better, brighter.
Something only fools can dream of.
All the things we should have.
Fools we may be,
But at least we are free
From the box that binds
Most of humanity.
We are strong.
We are brave.
We are beautiful.
We just have to pull
It out of the murky depths.
*sighs* guess who just deleted 70% of their remaining activity……never thought I’d reread my stuff from three years ago, it feels like I wrote those posts ages ago. It seems I’m still following my old habits too, but what can you do..
The past few hours have been a real trip down memory lane. I never really knew the old old users, even when I made an account here. Users like soul-reaper and the wonderful Hester I’ve heard about. I caught the end of so many others, now they’re just stories. I would have liked to know them, they sound like cool people. I guess that’s what’s…[Read more]
Ginge… this is so beautiful, but so sad at the same time. And Darkfire still comes online; she may not make any posts, but she favourited this one.
“I wonder when I will finally leave the whole site, my activity.”….now’s when that happened Gingey…now. And I’m afraid that even if you come back from time to time, you’ll never truly return…it’s never going to be the same again, is it. Never…
Thank you Thea!
I decided to let the spoes find their way down here…cause I deleted 70% of my activity…so now they can find everything on the slideshow.
Yeah..most of the good stuff was in Open Chat, so I just decided to start fresh.
I guess the other reason was I didn’t want the spoes to find the stuff about my panic attacks
*I hug you* Spoes can be… frustrating in that way. I’m sorry Lauren :((
It’s alright, it’s my own fault haha. *Hugs*
It’s hard for me to say things sometimes..
That’s completely air though. We all have trouble telling people what we really want or saying what we actually mean, don’t fault yourself for it <3
It’s been a rough couple weeks tbh. I started writing again because of it. Got out two poems, and they’re alright. Far Away Freedom is alright.