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Daily Lit Recognition for April 29th, 2014


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Poetry


Featured by: TwilightPoetess

 

Atomic Elegy“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
J. Robert Oppenheimer
and Death shook hands with you like a long lost brother.
In disgust you wrote a letter about that day,
and children wept in the burnt out cities,
their permanent shadows etched in concrete.
In disgust you wrote a letter about that day,
and mothers cradle their broken children,
years later, radiation poisoning breaks
a mother’s and child’s souls.
In disgust you wrote a letter about that day,
and fathers live on already dead,
their children and their wives lay broken,
under the ruins of a dead city.
In disgust you wrote a letter about that day,
and the ghosts call out from the grave,
and the ghosts weep in anguish,
“it worked”.

 

Atomic Elegy by KimchiMuse

 

This poem by KimchiMuse takes readers back
in time to an experiment that might best
have been left undiscovered.



Suggested by: LiliWrites
Featured by: DrippingWords

 

 

a snapshot of the world by successwithhonor

 

Suggester says: "I've come to recognize successwithhonor
as the rare poet who has his eyes wide open.
This poem is a powerful meditation on what it means to be a
white male in today's world, or, more specifically,
what it means to be anything else."





Prose



Featured by: TwilightPoetess

 

The Healer's ChangeChange is unavoidable. Some would argue it is even necessary as the universe’s only true constant. Life and civilization, it seemed, were obligated only to ensure that any change came gradually – that it was brought on slowly enough that mankind could adapt.
April had failed.
Memories, like reality, were subject to change – manipulated by time and emotion. But April could distinctly recall the town in which she’d grown up: she could remember Spire’s rows of quaint townhomes, could recall the smiling faces of its people, and could even conjure the smells and sounds of its streets. She could mentally revisit conversations with neighbors, transactions with local merchants, and even childhood walks with her parents.
But the town around her was not the town she remembered. The townhomes were gone, replaced with great gouges in the earth and heaping piles of smoldering rubble. The smiling faces were gone, erased entirely as if they’d never existed in the f

 

The Healer's Change by Bowtothedrow

 

As the first line states, "Change is unavoidable." 
This short story, by Bowtothedrow, will make you
reconsider how you look at change.



Featured by: VertigoArt

Neighbors Through the Glass Revised“Do you know why you’re here?”
A menacing spotlight shone on me from the direction of the ominous voice. I shivered, looking around frantically in the darkness. Where was I and how did I get there?
A sigh emanated from the darkness, and I managed to stumble out an answer in response.
“No. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
“We know you didn’t. But you saw something didn’t you?”
I remembered waving to my neighbor from my pod after I’d gotten home from my assigned job as bookkeeper just like I did every day. He was an elderly gentlemen and he lived directly to the right side of me. Our pods were made of glass, like little glass cubicles stacked one on top of the other just like in a skyscraper office building, as the Government described when they first pitched the ideas to the Citizens. They reminded me of a display case for humans. You could see inside each pod on the right and left of your own pod as far as your eye could str


Neighbors Through the Glass Revised by poeknowsprose

An interesting alternate future story with
elements of exhibitionism, voyeurism, and shame.
Reading it once is not enough, it compels you
to read it again and again.



Foreign Language



Featured by: Malintra-Shadowmoon

 

[French Poetry] Lorsque les mots se suivent [...]Blasphème. La fleur se fane, l’œuf se brise ;
Le vent se lève et souffle la brise.
Mort de toute chose. Le temps s'arrête.
S'amorce dans l'Obscur le désert de l'Être.
Mais les mensonges sont des songes
Qui dans les ténèbres rongent
L'Âme.
La Flamme.
Brûle l'avenir,
Se fige le passé, s'érige le présent !
Et débute la Sonate des mémoires d'antan
Qui ravive les souvenirs, les ombres fait reluire,
Et tourne les regards vers d'intérieurs lendemains
Où la noirceur s'efface devant le Coeur, l'Humain.
Maël Shanti, le 30 mai 2013

 

Lorsque les mots se suivent ... by Mael-Shanti

 

This is a spiritual free verse poem.
It deals with the transience of things, the standstill of time
and sinking into darkness. The principle of duality is visible in the
last two lines. Looking at the inner self makes
the light of the heart dispelling the darkness.



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Prepared by: VertigoArt

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:iconmael-shanti:
Mael-Shanti Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for featuring my work ! I'm glad you appreciate it !
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:dance: Yay! So happy to see successwithhonor up there! 
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:iconbowtothedrow:
Bowtothedrow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for featuring my work! The recognition is truly uplifting.
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
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KimchiMuse Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the feature TwilightPoetess. 
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome! :heart:
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for that beautiful journal and congrats to all writers featured :)
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Gingersanps Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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Thank you, VertigoArt, for doing the journal for me. I thought I'd get on to say thank you.
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Anytime. :)
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ArrogantReality Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
We have a bad link in VertigoArt's feature.
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