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“Painful Hypotheticals” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Painful Hypotheticals" By Ashley O'Hare Lately I have been thinking of those first dates that never made it past the planning stage. It used to be fun- imagining the look on your face when I confessed my feelings with a hurricane's grace. I had hoped you would agree- that your ideal partner was me. My… Continue reading “Painful Hypotheticals” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Alarming Instincts” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Alarming Instincts" By Ashley O'Hare Fear exists for a reason. You were not made to feel twistedly queasy for fun and games. You were made with codes and signals to help you survive. If someone's presence tugs at your fire alarm, remember your training and follow protocol. Bulked up biceps are merely for aesthetics unless… Continue reading “Alarming Instincts” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“A Mystery Box” Poem of the Day (2022)

"A Mystery Box" By Ashley O'Hare We always thought the world was a mystery box-- you cannot see what's next; you only hope for the best. Recently I found out what I could never live without laid outside the realm of my mind-- something extraordinary to all mankind. I discovered that my life didn't require… Continue reading “A Mystery Box” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Unexpected Beauty” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Unexpected Beauty" By Ashley O'Hare My heart is beating outside of my chest, miles away in the moon's crest. I thought it would be safest out in the wild. The numbness- once a sharp chill has become blanket of snow. There is an unexpected beauty to the pain. From where I lay, it is the… Continue reading “Unexpected Beauty” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Simplicity” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Simplicity" By Ashley O'Hare Life is simple. We need food, shelter, and water. Imagine a world like that: Where we didn't need instant gratification. Where we didn't need global acceptance. When we didn't need another heart to be whole. Maybe if we returned to that drastic simplicity, my racing mind would eventually achieve sleep.

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“Human Eyes” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Human Eyes" By Ashley O'Hare These human eyes were created dull. The future cannot be seen-- we are blind to fate's pull. Try as we might, dictating our life's journey is wasted effort; as frivolous as directing a paper airplane's flight during a hurricane. The greatest aspects of life would be rendered obsolete if we… Continue reading “Human Eyes” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“Speak Up” Poem of the Day (2022)

"Speak Up" By Ashley O'Hare Speak up. To waste adequate vocal chords is a great tragedy. Taking a chance is exciting because it is terrifying. When your heart trembles in the face of the great unknown, keep going. Human emotions are no accident. Feel the fear. Embrace what is new. Use your heart. All that… Continue reading “Speak Up” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“What’s Within Me” Poem of the Day (2022)

"What's Within Me" By Ashley O'Hare My genie turned out to be a cruel crook. I should have known at the first glance-- his eyes held a permanently vacant look. Instead of making my wishes come true, he ripped out my heart and stomped on my soul. How could I have been such a fool?… Continue reading “What’s Within Me” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“My Prayers” Poem of the Day (2022)

"My Prayers" By Ashley O'Hare I don't like to ask for a lot, but lately God has been hearing from me. I pray that my face isn't one you have forgot. I pray that you will be reunited with me. This space between us is driving me crazy. Stored in the depths of my heart… Continue reading “My Prayers” Poem of the Day (2022)

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“The Band-Aid” Poem of the Day (2022)

"The Band-Aid" By Ashley O'Hare I can't rip off the band-aid; my brain won't allow me. It's been through too much pain to take chances lately-- it's too soon to risk letting any rain in. If I cannot verbalize three words, will you accept charades? The words may get stuck in my throat, but there… Continue reading “The Band-Aid” Poem of the Day (2022)