• Raneem commented on the post, academic 3 years, 1 month ago

    One of those words that’s usually followed by another. But then again, it is an adjective! How can it just sit there by itself? Cliches, typecast, buzzwords, they all make us think the same. But can you think of the word I was thinking of?

    Yes? No? Does school turn us all into marionettes, thinking alike, speaking alike?
    It could. Rhetorical…[Read more]

  • Raneem commented on the post, academic 3 years, 1 month ago

    One of those words that’s usually followed by another. But then again, it is an adjective! How can it just sit there by itself? Cliches, typecase, buzzwords, they all make us think the same. But can you think of the word I was thinking of?

  • Raneem commented on the post, beware 6 years, 2 months ago

    Beware of what they tell you.
    Because than it’ll all become tiramisu.
    Which is gross.
    Yum. Hot chocolate.
    Beware of what turns up on your thighs.

  • Raneem commented on the post, leathery 6 years, 3 months ago

    I took his leathery palm in my hand and began to read. I read the years of hard work spent on tilling the soil. I read of ropes burning his skin and he pulled the water up from the well. I read the hours he spent holding his baby girl, caressing her cheek.
    It was the most beautiful thing I have ever read.

  • Raneem commented on the post, weathered 6 years, 3 months ago

    He looked at his grandmother’s weathered old face with sad eyes. He could see the horror she had faced, the poverty she had endured, in those soft lines decorating her face. He could see her lips, cracked from years of wind storms, with no words to say. But her eyes, he thought, her eyes looked sparkling new

  • Raneem commented on the post, grasped 6 years, 3 months ago

    He grasped the rope with all his might, pulling with what little strength he had left. The sinews scratched into his palm, aggravating his wounds as he pulled. But he had no strength left. His grip loosened, he slid, and let go to fall into the abyss below him.

  • Raneem commented on the post, society 6 years, 3 months ago

    Surrounded, everywhere. You can’t go anywhere, there’s a wall trapping you there, alone. A wall of thoughts and misconceptions, a wall that does not accept you.

  • Raneem commented on the post, themselves 6 years, 6 months ago

    And so they carried themselves, off and away, to a distant place no one knew of.
    No one cared.
    That’s why they left in the first place.

    Did you believe it? No, of course not. Why would we be writing about them if no one cared?

  • Raneem commented on the post, teach 6 years, 6 months ago

    Far away, what can you learn?
    What other facts can your brain rightly earn?
    Go far, dear, travel around
    It will teach you far more than what’s on the ground.

  • Raneem commented on the post, steps 6 years, 6 months ago

    One stair at a time. Slowly. Huffing and puffing, Jared finally had gotten to the top. He could feel the rolls of fat on his back sticking together, and his lungs felt as they were about to collapse; he didn’t care. He made it.

  • Raneem commented on the post, before 6 years, 8 months ago

    Before the dawn of civilization, what happened? What happened before humans roamed the earth? What happened?

    I wonder if it was peaceful. Before humans constructed time and language to identify “before.”

  • Raneem commented on the post, despite 6 years, 8 months ago

    Despite all my efforts, despite all my hard word, I have failed.

    No, that is not true. I have not failed, nor have I lost.

    I simply tried something new. Suck on that.

  • Raneem commented on the post, asthma 6 years, 8 months ago

    Can’t. Breathe. Can’t Breathe.
    Help me, help me!
    Something’s strangling me, something’s holding me back.
    I can’t go on like this, I can’t go on.
    Help me.
    Please.
    Just let me out of here.
    Let me out and let me breathe.

  • Raneem commented on the post, towers 6 years, 8 months ago

    Clever, oneword.com. Clever. Of course you’d choose this word on this day, 9/11. Of course. Is it in memory of all those who lost their lives on this day? I don’t know. I don’t know why we should never forget. […]

  • Raneem commented on the post, binding 6 years, 8 months ago

    Bound to the force of humanity, bound to the strings that control the universe. Bound eternally, no escape. There is no way out of this control, this madness, this apocalyptic hell-hole that consumes our lives. […]

  • Raneem commented on the post, spa 6 years, 8 months ago

    Relax. Take seat in this chair. Lean back. Feel the masseuse’s hands run over face, rubbing cool moisture everywhere. Relax. Don’t worry. Take a sip of this lemonade. Relax while we take away everything that’s […]

  • Raneem commented on the post, flex 6 years, 8 months ago

    I want to be able to do that one day. You know, flex my muscles, feel nothing but a hard mass of strength under my skin. Be lean, flexible. One day, I will. Soon.

  • Raneem commented on the post, whether 6 years, 8 months ago

    “I don’t know. I just don’t know whether I should go or not.”
    “Any why wouldn’t you? Don’t you love me, don’t you want to be with me?” He leaned in closer, breathing the words into her ear.
    No, she thought. No, […]

  • Raneem commented on the post, sustain 6 years, 8 months ago

    Breathe in, breathe out. Focus. Sustain your energy. Feel the air circulate throughout your body. Focus. Sustain energy.

    What does that mean, anyway? Aren’t human being in a constant state of sustaining energy? […]

  • Raneem commented on the post, miracle 6 years, 8 months ago

    It’s a miracle! No it isn’t fuckhead. It’s science. Science let it happen. Science has rules, regulations, laws, theories that explain everything. There are exceptions to every rule. Dick.

    No, no no. Why are […]