It is common practice in today’s world to seek guidance in a time of need. It was also, as portrayed in literature such as Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, a practice of people over seven hundred years ago. In Alighieri’s comedy, Dante has been deemed a coward and is sentenced to traverse the layers…
Medium: Watercolor Size: 9 by 11
This collection contains three pieces of writing. They most closely fit into the genre of poetry.
Piece 1: When I’m reading books, in every character I see myself. I guess that’s what books are supposed to do, make you feel like they’re real and that you’re a part of it all. But sometimes in the middle of words and lines, I see you. I imagine your reactions to certain parts, and how you’d let me ramble on and on about anything, even if it annoyed you.
Piece 2: I write because some nights I cry and I wanna give my tears a reason.
I know I’m depressed, but I also have shit to say.
have anxiety and sometimes the words bubble in my throat.
Piece 3: Sometimes I wish people could read my mind. Other times I make things complicated cuz I think they can.
That’s usually how I fuck up most of my relationships.
I like the idea of a surprise but not actual surprises. The idea is romantic but the actuality is terrifying.
I’ve had enough surprises, they’ve lost their glamour.
There are these rumors going around about portals in different locations around the world that lead to a different universe. A universe with strange… paranormal happenings. These portals are invisible to the human eye, proven by the fact that no one has seen them. Sure, this might mean that they don’t exist, but there’ve been multiple people who have strangely disappeared in one of the locations that is rumored to have one of these gateways.
This world is just to small
I reach out… across the darkness
I fly like a wisp from lantern to lantern
With my eyes open, I left my side behind
I traveled to the other side. A tomorrow that I can’t decide.
My soul, my mind, my feet, tell me to keep
going and never fall behind.
The relationship between Okonkwo and Nwoye is important in Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, because it shows how a deep fear can interfere with the way a man lives his life.
Okonkwo is afraid of being a failure like his father Unoka, and because Nwoye, Okonkwo’s son, shows similar characteristics of Unoka, Okonkwo tries to correct him so that he can be a man and not be seen as effeminate and lazy like Okonkwo’s father, Unoka. This fear causes Nwoye to stray from his father, Okonkwo. By forcing Nwoye to become the kind of man he is not, Okonkwo’s relationship with his son falls apart.
What is this tremor
It’s something I’ve never felt before
An unhinged starscape of emotions
Come back, stay, please stay. Why did you go, why did you come back, it broke, he broke it, I fixed it but it’s not the same…