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    Darren Chow
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We are the ‘Mass Shooting Generation,’ the ones who have grown up practicing active shooter drills like math problems and grammar lessons. We have become inured to headlines that should make our blood boil: another shooting, another death, another reason to pray. But this is not okay; this is not normal. How many innocent lives must be lost until we realize that America is failing its people. There is no good time to talk about gun violence. The longer we delay, more dead bodies will weigh down the issue until we are buried in its gravity. This is a poem for the people of Parkland, and for all the dead and their families in every school shooting that could’ve been prevented if we had only dared enough, cared enough to make a difference. Never again.
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We are the ‘Mass Shooting Generation,’ the ones who have grown up practicing active shooter drills like math problems and grammar lessons. We have become inured to headlines that should make our blood boil: another shooting, another death, another reason to pray. But this is not okay; this is not normal. How many innocent lives must be lost until we realize that America is failing its people. There is no good time to talk about gun violence. The longer we delay, more dead bodies will weigh down the issue until we are buried in its gravity. This is a poem for the people of Parkland, and for all the dead and their families in every school shooting that could’ve been prevented if we had only dared enough, cared enough to make a difference. Never again. . . . #parkland  #neveragain  #poetry 
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I want a love that grows like ivy in between the cracks into something that lasts:
more feeling, less fearing.
more love, less regrets.
more giving, less hurting
more skin, less secrets.
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Big things coming, stay tuned
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I want a love that grows like ivy in between the cracks into something that lasts: more feeling, less fearing. more love, less regrets. more giving, less hurting more skin, less secrets. . Big things coming, stay tuned . . #poetry  #poem  #poems  #poet  #poetryfeature  #poemsofinstagram  #poetsofig  #poetrycommunity  #poetscommunity  #poemsporn  #poetryporn  #unwrittendiary  #OLTMFeaturedWriter  #illogicalpoemworld  #pennedbykings  #wordswithkings  #quoteble  #JustLifeQuotes  #herheartpoetry  #wordsculptures  #bymypoetry 
We realize that we cannot be everywhere, do everything, save everyone. We must pick and choose our battles, and those we wish to fight for. Our loved ones shield us from the battering winds of reality, act as refuge from the storm, hold our hands when we’re lost, take us in when we’re worn. Yes, distance separates us from those we love, but it also strengthens connections because, in separation, we realize that the people we love were everything we could’ve wanted in the first place. Yes, people leave; yes, people change. But if we love them, we must be willing to let them go with the understanding that distance might take us away. The bonds that matter, they will persevere.
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This is the romanticization of adulthood: the misconception that we are grown up, mature, ready to face the world and all its burdens; it is a specious belief of what we believe to know rather than what we do. As Socrates learns in Plato’s The Apology, he who professes to know everything knows nothing, and he who professes to know nothing is the wisest of them all. This year has taught me that I am merely a pebble on the mountain of human existence. It reminds me in every waking moment and anxious breath of how lucky I am to have a support system, people to fight for and with. At times, the world may look grim. Do not lose hope. Remember who and what matters; keep them close to your heart. In this moment, it is Christmas Eve, 2:00 AM. Everyone else is asleep, yet, typing this letter, I do not feel alone. I am surrounded by an indescribable feeling—pride, hope, resilience—that permeates these walls and settles in my soul. Whatever you celebrate, wherever you are, I hope you can understand this love that I feel. I hope it envelops you with open arms.
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This is an excerpt from a holiday letter I wrote for my family. Link to the full letter in the bio. Merry Christmas🎄❤️ | art: @flowsofly .
#poetry #poem #poems #poet #poetryfeature #poemsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetscommunity #poemsporn #poetryporn #unwrittendiary #OLTMFeaturedWriter #illogicalpoemworld
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We realize that we cannot be everywhere, do everything, save everyone. We must pick and choose our battles, and those we wish to fight for. Our loved ones shield us from the battering winds of reality, act as refuge from the storm, hold our hands when we’re lost, take us in when we’re worn. Yes, distance separates us from those we love, but it also strengthens connections because, in separation, we realize that the people we love were everything we could’ve wanted in the first place. Yes, people leave; yes, people change. But if we love them, we must be willing to let them go with the understanding that distance might take us away. The bonds that matter, they will persevere. . This is the romanticization of adulthood: the misconception that we are grown up, mature, ready to face the world and all its burdens; it is a specious belief of what we believe to know rather than what we do. As Socrates learns in Plato’s The Apology, he who professes to know everything knows nothing, and he who professes to know nothing is the wisest of them all. This year has taught me that I am merely a pebble on the mountain of human existence. It reminds me in every waking moment and anxious breath of how lucky I am to have a support system, people to fight for and with. At times, the world may look grim. Do not lose hope. Remember who and what matters; keep them close to your heart. In this moment, it is Christmas Eve, 2:00 AM. Everyone else is asleep, yet, typing this letter, I do not feel alone. I am surrounded by an indescribable feeling—pride, hope, resilience—that permeates these walls and settles in my soul. Whatever you celebrate, wherever you are, I hope you can understand this love that I feel. I hope it envelops you with open arms. . This is an excerpt from a holiday letter I wrote for my family. Link to the full letter in the bio. Merry Christmas🎄❤️ | art: @flowsofly . #poetry  #poem  #poems  #poet  #poetryfeature  #poemsofinstagram  #poetsofig  #poetrycommunity  #poetscommunity  #poemsporn  #poetryporn  #unwrittendiary  #OLTMFeaturedWriter  #illogicalpoemworld  #pennedbykings  #wordswithkings  #quoteble  #JustLifeQuotes  #herheartpoetry  #wordsculptures  #bymypoetry 
It’s been two years since I first started writing, and throughout all the change that has occurred, it has always remained a constant, and my way of staying sane. I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with their loved ones. I know I did❤️
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#pennedbykings #wordswithkings #quoteble #JustLifeQuotes #herheartpoetry #wordsculptures #bymypoetry
It’s been two years since I first started writing, and throughout all the change that has occurred, it has always remained a constant, and my way of staying sane. I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with their loved ones. I know I did❤️ . . . #poetry  #poem  #poems  #poet  #poetryfeature  #poemsofinstagram  #poetsofig  #poetrycommunity  #poetscommunity  #poemsporn  #poetryporn  #unwrittendiary  #OLTMFeaturedWriter  #illogicalpoemworld  #pennedbykings  #wordswithkings  #quoteble  #JustLifeQuotes  #herheartpoetry  #wordsculptures  #bymypoetry 
I’ve been so busy with school, but I promise I’m still writing. There’s lots of stuff on the way, thank you for being patient, I love u all❤️ | art: @bryanadamc .
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#pennedbykings #wordswithkings #quoteble #JustLifeQuotes #herheartpoetry #wordsculptures #bymypoetry
I’ve been so busy with school, but I promise I’m still writing. There’s lots of stuff on the way, thank you for being patient, I love u all❤️ | art: @bryanadamc . . . #poetry  #poem  #poems  #poet  #poetryfeature  #poemsofinstagram  #poetsofig  #poetrycommunity  #poetscommunity  #poemsporn  #poetryporn  #unwrittendiary  #OLTMFeaturedWriter  #illogicalpoemworld  #pennedbykings  #wordswithkings  #quoteble  #JustLifeQuotes  #herheartpoetry  #wordsculptures  #bymypoetry 
I’m sorry I’ve been gone. I’ve just been so busy with everything, but I’m not going anywhere. As always, thank you for reading❤️ | art: @flowsofly .
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#pennedbykings #wordswithkings #quoteble #JustLifeQuotes #herheartpoetry #wordsculptures #bymypoetry
I wrote a new spoken word piece overnight (and some of the following day) and performed it at a slam later that day. It went pretty well, hopefully I'll record it and show u guys soonv💕
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#poetry #poem #poems #poet #poetryfeature #poemsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetscommunity #poemsporn #poetryporn #unwrittendiary #OLTMFeaturedWriter #illogicalpoemworld
#pennedbykings #wordswithkings #quoteble #JustLifeQuotes #herheartpoetry #wordsculptures #bymypoetry
I wrote a new spoken word piece overnight (and some of the following day) and performed it at a slam later that day. It went pretty well, hopefully I'll record it and show u guys soonv💕 . . . . . . #poetry  #poem  #poems  #poet  #poetryfeature  #poemsofinstagram  #poetsofig  #poetrycommunity  #poetscommunity  #poemsporn  #poetryporn  #unwrittendiary  #OLTMFeaturedWriter  #illogicalpoemworld  #pennedbykings  #wordswithkings  #quoteble  #JustLifeQuotes  #herheartpoetry  #wordsculptures  #bymypoetry