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Unconscious This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There was a dead girl in front of the library this morning. She was breathing, but she wasn’t alive. Whatever existence she’d had during her few years – I calculated she was around 13 – certainly wasn’t life. She was tossed carelessly on... (more »)
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Invisible
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Invisible Ok. I'm only going to say this once. Are you ready? Are you even listening? Focus your eyes on me, not on her. Pay attention. Am I mute? Can't you hear what I'm screaming, screaming at the top of my lungs? Look at me. See me.... (more »)
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Living Life
Living Life Everyone wants their life to amount to something, to mean something, to be remembered, to be lived to its fullest. But is it possible to live our lives to their fullest when life is full of mistakes, wrong turns, and million of... (more »)
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ROAD TRIP
Since I am only 15 years old, I don’t believe I’ve found my true querencia. I don’t feel I’ve lived long enough, had an adequate amount of experiences, and traveled to a sufficient number places to know where I feel most at home in the... (more »)
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Romance
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Romance Paper flowers hypoallergenic lightly perfumed. Sugar-less cadies fat free artificially flavored. Even bubble trapped people deserve romance. (more »)
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Don't Tell Me Why
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Don't Tell Me Why Meaning has no meaning! Why dissect something When the fun is in wondering? How? Why? Once we know All there is to Know. We will become Obsolete. What's life with No questions? This will certify that the above... (more »)
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What Makes Us Different
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The reason Earth is different from all the other planets in the universe is because of you and me. At first, we were living in caves, then came the ice age, then the meltdown, and finally, what we are today. We and Earth as a whole have... (more »)
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All we need is Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart. How could any being possibly function without it? How could one live life successfully without pushing the glorious metallic carts with wheels that don’t turn and handle bar germs that don’t die, pushing…screeching along... (more »)
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What does it mean to love another?
What does it mean to love another? With what unit can you measure love? Do you determine love in inches or feet? Meters or miles? Grams or gallons? Tears or laughter? Sufferings or joy? Minutes or hours? Weeks or years? Or do you... (more »)
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Memories, Lost and Kept
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Memories are pictures that store in your mind, pictures that you are supposed to hold close to you for the rest of your life, reflecting back on your past. Memories are the senses that you felt, the smell of the gym bag, the touch of a firm... (more »)
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My Brother
July, 21, 1999, I was six years old and an only chilled. Little did I know that that was the day my life was going to change forever. About 9 months ago everything was fine. I was still going to school mom working in a tall building all the... (more »)
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Above the awkwardness
Above the awkwardness Among the hidden thoughts Beside the numbers in your phone Between the notes passed in class Beyond the shared grins During the heartache and struggle From one to the other Inside the unspoken words Near the fights... (more »)
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Everything matters to me
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Everything matters to me, no matter how small of an impact it may have on me My friends, my family, even my foes My pets, my school, my shyest classmate The sunset, the sundown What will impact me next? Who knows, maybe it'll be you. "But... (more »)
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I Miss Him
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I Miss Him I miss him. I wonder everyday if he knows this. There are plenty of things I miss about him. His eyes, the way they stare and question and smile. They show so many emotions. I miss his smile and the way he could make me smile, too. I... (more »)
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bullying
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My story of bullying - In elementary school, life was lived as a fairytale. School was exciting, I looked forward to going each day. Especially when I met my first grade teacher. She was, and still is my inspiration for being a teacher. She... (more »)
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Your Choice
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Your Choice Devastated with fear Taken over by tragedy To positive succession Not able to react to another horrible situation Imagine our futures To which we are the authors The creators of our own falling story lines Devoted activist... (more »)
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