Despair stories, books, poems, and more

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We have seen the face of desperation, and heard the muted cries of desolation. They are condemned, detained and judged enemies of the state. Yet the faces resemble the people that surround me, and the cries sound like the whimpers of despair that I myself have uttered in times of… Read More

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When war strikes the lands of Obscuria, a woman called Melinda and her boyfriend are forced to part ways. However, she won't let it stay so. With no friends and family left to back her up, she rides off to the battlefront. There, she sees what horrible things the enemy… Read More
In Vietnam the days were long, hot and humid. The nights brought with it the shadows of despair and the sounds of solitude. Sometimes, when the lights went out the night unveiled the demons within for many of us. Read More
The 1960s for many boys and young men, was a time for dreams, a time to believe in hope, and their time to search for self-fulfillment and achievement. The 1960s was also a time of war. Read More
The Bugler plays a tune of death, which kills all who hear it. Read More
There is a sense of abandonment and surrender that assaults the human heart and soul in times of great despair and profound sorrow and regret. Read More
I was born to a sharecropper’s son in a valley beyond the boundaries of despair, nestled in the cradle of disillusionment and discouragement. It was the prologue to my existence and my resistance. And I remember it well. Read More

Poem / Other

March 21, 2021

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So, I got into this competition and we were told to make a particular picture 'our muse' and this is all I could feel, I wanted mine to be unique and phenomenal, I didn't want it to be the cliche kind of draft, so I came up with this. Thank… Read More

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Comments: 2

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Self explanatory - written on the event of a young family friend choosing to take her life. Read More
It is not the changes that occur in our lives that make us who we are, but our response to these changes. Follow Mama, whose response to love, to life, to people cost her almost everything. Read More

Book / Horror

November 16, 2020

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Comments: 1

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This is a story about loss and life. George just turned 50 and doesn't know what to do with his life anymore. One day, he decides to return to the retirement home where his mom has been living for many years. He dreads going there, for his mom has absolutely… Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 07, 2020

Tags: hope, despair, hurt

Genre: Acrostic Couplet spelling “Daily Revelations”. This piece is centralized around: depression, loneliness, hurt, and emotional demise. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 10, 2020

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Comments: 2

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Poem / Poetry

September 05, 2020

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Comments: 1

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Always there Read More

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Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

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Cover image: pixabay.com. Read More

Tags: despair, solution

I get it's sometimes hard. Remember that you are not alone. It might really feel like it, that no matter if you cry out your lungs, it won't get better. I haven't made it far enough to say that it will get better, but I'm hoping with you. ~No matter… Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 09, 2020

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Comments: 1

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The Booksie Classic House

An Exorcism of sorts. For Kimbo Read More

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Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

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Telling your doctor you no longer want to live, and although he will may lose a few bucks, it is better that your personal misery and loneliness end. It makes sense really, and why should unhappy people endure their misery? It's too, too cruel. Read More

Tags: despair

A Dream.. no matter how much of it could be recovered, it will never be a reality. Read More
A flash fiction short story about coal mining in Appalachia many years ago. Read More

Tags: despair, work, harsh, poor, coal

Featured Review by hullabaloo22

"This is so well written. You paint a very vivid picture with your descriptions." Read More

Short Story / Romance

May 01, 2020

Reads: 203

Comments: 3

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A man standing in a dune pan, at the end of solo bike ride, watching a couple dancing in the surf of the ocean Read More

Tags: love, fiction, despair

Poem / Poetry

April 11, 2020

Musings when the time is low. Read More

Tags: despair, courage

Reads: 166

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I had three different poems going and couldn't figure out why I was having such a hard time finishing them. Then it occurred to me that they all had the same theme. So I pasted them all into one page, made the styles match, and voila, one poem out of… Read More

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Comments: 7

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The All Star Story Writers House

Jack's life spirals out of control, is he a victim or a fool? Read More
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