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by Sovereign (United States)

April 2022

Write the World Review

Audio: "ready?" read by Sovereign

Ready—hold—like the tension bowing the back
of a runner on a racetrack.
Ready—ready—ready—your heartbeat thunders.
Quiet settles like a thousand years of grief, and
it spills over in the wake of a firework's shout—
and you are running, off like a shot,
like the smoke hanging onto the bullet for dear life,
like the whistle of the metal flying on the wind of explosion,
and your pencil fills in the first bubble.

Sovereign, 16, is a burnt-out student forging a flow of words to make something for themself.

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3/9/24, 12:43 AM

This was absolutely a good read! 😃

Ushing Mya

11/24/23, 4:42 PM

I'm amazed by your deep perception towards little things of life! Keep glowing dear Taieba.

Fatima Ismail

10/4/23, 10:28 AM

I'll like to see more of your writing

Fatima Ismail

10/4/23, 10:26 AM

Gsk I love it!

dont care

10/3/23, 7:58 PM

womp womp


9/29/23, 2:03 AM


9/29/23, 2:03 AM

Wow..just wow. Ridiculous words I know. I just stumbled across your poem as this is my first time on the website and I landed this masterpiece. As an immigrant myself, I could relate to several aspects of this. Your use of imagery, symbolism, and allusion is outstanding


9/17/23, 8:43 AM

Powerful. Spreading the truth some don't think about, some don't have to worry about. A great and strong piece.

9/16/23, 2:41 AM

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Aisha Yaakub

8/25/23, 10:35 PM

Excellent and amazing

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