Writing

Walk Away (January day 19)

what if poetry is the way I see you

and the way you see yourself?

I usually can’t explain how

I like you because you are just different enough from me.

what if poetry is the way I stay sane

on broken bridges that threaten to take me?

I only sometimes have a death wish but

I drive on them anyway.

what if poetry is the way I walk away from everything

and end up right back where I started?

something I don’t take for granted

even though it constantly takes me in circles.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 1/19/21

Walk away


 

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Pens

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Healing

 

Pens release pain

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When Words Fail

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2019

My words resent being used like this,

stormy when I need weapons.

They want to wrap around you when you’re lost.

 

Cut me like diamonds,

when I feel the sting

my head in my hands but

I want you to stay.

 

My words want to love you,

let you stay,

surround you

until you’re mine.

 

When words fail

and we sit here like

all we know has been swallowed by swords

I don’t need steel to steal your heart.

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Written 9/30/19

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About You

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2019

tangle me in shadow and silver

lead me to where you lie

if you stop stepping in my footprints

maybe we’ll get to fly

 

speak with me till we lose something

my best friend my tomorrows

fall with me till I find something

better than the time I’ve borrowed

 

give me another day to matter

mess with me like we never wanted to

if we keep each other’s fingerprints

I still want to write songs about you

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Written 9/21/19

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Like Blood

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2019

I empty and fill

open and close.

I stifle the world with strong pepper.

 

You swallow me senseless

count the stairs, I’m still blind

and I can’t be apart from you.

They all forget my name.

I forget the sounds I’ve made

in every handshake.

 

I keep getting caught in their tears.

Maybe swords.

I keep writing the words,

Love is like blood.

Strong and helpless and falling,

collapsing over my fingers

to crawl out of me.

I choke on all the spoons

that turn out to be spikes.

I still don’t know how to write the words,

Love is in my blood.

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Written 3/25/19

Cut Me Deeper

 

I feel the ink flow through my veins,

After fearing it all had dried.

As once again, reality awakens muse,

When all hoping again, has died.

 

For a jolly poet, simply cannot write,

Unless it all goes tragically wrong.

So to hell with all the make believe...

And to hell with being strong.

 

I'd rather feel this release again,

As from me, this blood pours out.

A letting of this verbal plasm,

Pouring forth from an emotional spout.

 

A too-tight tourniquet of sorts,

Long staunched, a healthy flow.

But now, like before, it flows warm and red,

And eagerly fills again, a river of woe.

 

So muse, now cut me deeper still,

For we have poems to be created.

Since life prooved to us, yet once again,

The tempests will never, be abated.

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

No, I am not now, nor have I ever been a cutter. It's a metaphor for the poetic 'RELEASE'...ie: ink, like blood.

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Use of Credible Sources Improves the Quality of Writing

Quality is one of the most important parameters, which helps in smooth completion of an essay without involving any sort of complexity. To enhance the quality of essay writing, it is necessary to consider and use appropriate information that improves the contents. The use of credible sources supports in gaining reliable and valid information that, in turn, improves the quality of the essays.

Increasing competition in the academic field has put immense pressure on the students. You receive many essay-writing tasks from your college throughout the academic year. Writing quality essay is important for you, as it would enable you to get good scores, which can add to your academic achievements. However, you may face several difficulties to write quality essays especially when you experience a stressful situation wherein you need to complete several academic tasks such as assignments and essays within a limited period. In such cases, you may not have adequate time to conduct thorough research on the essay topics and read the information to build quality contents in your essay.

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You must also maintain the formal writing style throughout the papers because it is the basic requirement. You can also make a note of important points that you can write in your paper because at times there is a possibility that you can provide ample information, which is not relevant as per the requirement. You can also make a basic outline and plan the completion of the essay by segregating into various tasks. Then you can set your own deadlines to ensure final paper completion on time allotted to you by your tutor. Furthermore, as far as possible you must include sources that are recently published so that the information is relevant in the recent context. Hence, the sources that were published within the past 10 years need to be majorly considered.

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Ray Trey

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Other Ways to Heal

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2018

On my walks at sunset

I still hope

you’re the one who cares

what’s in my head.

 

Even when most of the seconds

I am wondering why

and my pillows have soaked in so many tears

they could probably

fill your sink when you finally get out of bed.

 

I tear out all these thoughts and toss them out the window

it feels like I am throwing you off the road

maybe

they’ll grow a garden.

 

Maybe I’ll get to make the colors into space

instead of space into color

like they usually

expect me to do.

 

When you have learned to let it go

I haven’t been told that way

I want to be the hand under your head

without being over you.

 

I am sick of caring about the wrong things

so if they wonder

why I don’t write anymore…

there are other

ways to heal.

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Written 10/23/18

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7 Useful Strategies to Get the Best Results in Your Assignments

Assignments can make or break your grades. Most students, however, don’t know how to manage their academic tasks. Nonetheless, with proper planning and time management, you can keep up with all your assignments and attain the best results.

I always advise students to consider enlisting the help of a good essay writing service when they find that they cannot complete a particular assignment because of inadequate knowledge of the topic or lack of time.

Here are seven strategies I found useful in managing my assignments while in college:

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Make a plan that you can stick to

Start by making a custom study plan that works well with your schedule and number of tasks. Estimate the amount of time in hours or days that you need to finish each assignment and spread it out within the time you have left before the deadline. Spread out your study time evenly on your calendar.

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Mark the deadlines of each assignment

If you have multiple assignments at a time, make sure you note down their deadlines. This precaution will protect you from the stress that comes with realizing an assignment is due when you are yet to start. Note these dates somewhere you can see easily to keep yourself updated on time you have left.

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Start as soon as the teacher hands out the assignment

Start your assignment as early as you can. You will thank me later. Students wait until an assignment is almost due and then begin to rush to keep up with the deadline. Two weeks to the deadline may look like a lot of time for a standard essay. However, remember procrastination easily becomes a habit.

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Find an ideal study spot

Being around people who have the same goals as you can motivate you to stick to your objectives. Consider this advice when you are looking for the spot to do your studies. A library is a good place to do your assignments as it is quiet and free from distractions.

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Limit your distractions

Even if you find a suitable study space, you may still be carrying distractions in the form of personal effects. Your phone, laptop, and even uncomfortable clothing can greatly diminish your concentration. Keep your phone off or in a silent mode and away from your study table. If you are using your laptop for studying, try and have your notes offline to avoid distractions from the internet.

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Always do background reading

Before you attempt to do your assignment, make sure you have read on the subject matter sufficiently. Have enough information on the subject or topic you are writing about on your essay/ assignment paper. Do further reading in addition to using your class notes.

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Ask for assistance when you need it

If you are having troubles with an assignment, ask for help from a more experienced person. It could be your professor, teacher, TA, classmate or parent. Asking for assistance is not a sign of weakness. Instead, you can find clarification where you are stuck or be corrected where you are wrong.

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