one_upp1

I'm Nick and i was born n raised in Youngstown, OH. Been writing poetry/songs since 9 y/o. It was my only outlet in life growing up in hard times.

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  • one_upp1 40w

    Word Prompt:

    Write a 10 word short tale on Opaque

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    Eyes are opaque like a stonewall; can't see through

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    Word Prompt:

    Write a 10 word one-liner on Haunt

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    Lurking in the depths of darker realm causing unsettling fear.

  • one_upp1 41w

    Life Is The Book, We Are The Author

    'Is there an answer in those blank pages',
    Faint wages creating actors on fake stages
    Painstaken people drained playing the blame game
    Faced with evil faces and misplaced hatred
    Praying for peaceful days
    Maintaining a relationship and belief in Jesus,
    Faith in the unseen and an angels grace
    Believing it's all you need is great
    But it ain't for me, my thing is fate
    People sway in belief but we bleed the same
    Created equally, our race can eat
    We all have a place
    A seat at the table
    The pages stay blank till we fill in the spaces
    The lives we lead is the ink to paper
    That's why they preach that life is what you make it



    ©one_upp1

  • one_upp1 42w

    Reaching Out

    With you, I am me
    Without, I can't breathe
    Your love and affection
    Keeps me alive n keeps me together
    I protect you but I feel protected
    My best friend and wife
    Condensed intertwined
    I'm depressed n cry
    Sometimes When I'm alone
    I hide it to show boldness
    The weight of the world I hold it in
    But if you weren't there to hold me
    I'd crumble n fold
    You think I fake it
    Because my love I'm vague with
    Doesn't mean I don't love you the same
    I just hurt inside
    Just ran out of ways that I can hide it
    Im overwhelmed with the cards I was dealt
    But I'm a play em regardless of how hard it gets
    I need your help, helpless in this hell
    My better half I need you...I need you bad

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    The ol' Days

    Once, when I was young
    I was loved by blood
    It was thicker than water
    Then turned into mud
    First it was my father
    He chose to leave the earth
    The rest I was cursed with
    Left and dispersed quick
    Once, when I was young
    I was fascinated with writing
    The emotion I was hiding
    Imagination growing inside me
    Only way to show what I was feeling
    Learned at 9 years old
    Just to fill the hole n heal me
    It puts my soul into words
    The hurt i hold in is a burden
    Till I Turned it into poems with courage
    Once when I was young
    Was a thought on my mind
    As I sit here n drown
    Now that I'm grown
    Drugs are what fill that hole
    Nothing fulfills it whole
    Older but it's like I'm young n dumb
    I went through so much
    So what
    I just had to grow up
    Once, when I was young

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  • one_upp1 43w

    Cognitive Correctional Institution

    "I'm free from prison, but somehow never felt so imprisoned as I do now being free"
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    With You, I Am Me

    I keep speaking how hard breathing is
    n if we're apart my heart is beating less
    n I'm eating less, starving, if we can't be together,
    dreams few n far apart, being sleepless,
    With sleep apnea I can't see
    in this bleak sea of darkness,
    all I'm seeing is
    all these demons that you used to free me of
    n all the reasons I need you seems to bring me up,
    that's because I mean it every time I repeat it to you



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  • one_upp1 43w

    Better than me

    the past gleams of bad dreams n rap sheets
    dad leaving n seeing that repeat
    mass reasons to a sad sequel
    hardships to start with
    an artist with a cracked easel
    smashed to pieces in the darkness
    passive with blackened feet
    a martyr
    damaged beliefs partially bandaged
    frantic weeping manic grief
    at a disadvantage, lacking peace
    Then I recant the speech
    Understand the grief
    It wasn't planned
    But I'll be damned if it's weakness
    If it is then you're a better man than me
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  • one_upp1 43w

    What's it Take

    I don't get it
    I put my entire life into what I write
    What's it Take, something epic
    For you to credit my pain?
    Do I not mention the right names
    Friend with whoever's famous?
    I was hoping with my poems, y'all could relate
    Maybe help spark hope
    With something I've invested my heart n soul
    With the poems I own
    N that I've survived
    That I call home
    Holes in which I climbed out
    I don't make up lines for show
    I write my life as I go
    Almost everything I share
    Was the midst of my moments of despair
    As some are in search of the right words
    I'm taking shelter crying as I reside within my work
    I take pride in mine and I leave behind
    Whats left after my tears have dried

    #feelthat
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  • one_upp1 43w

    Worst Fear

    I'm scared of life
    Scared to live
    If I fail now
    I fail my wife
    And I fail my kids
    Before I just failed me
    I can carry the weight
    That's not a problem
    But what really scares me
    if I lose
    Will My kids have to
    Carry the weight
    Of their daddy's failures
    I wish I was someone
    They could be proud of
    They deserve better
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