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Most Recent Ballads

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The Fall
  They were stretched out across the couch. Autumn leaves floating peacefully by. Cold air frosting the windows. Warm against each other’s chests. He breathed her in, The smell of her hair. Their heartbeats were... (more »)
Turned to Lead
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My legs have turned to lead And my heart, it seems, is wooden; My dreams are now all dead And I really shouldn’t Try to star-wish anymore Now that the moon is hid, Though that’s what night-time’s for, For hopes whispered amid The... (more »)
Secrets
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There once was a girl, tall, beautiful, and smart. She lived two lives, each very different apart. One is nice, filled with joy and pride, The other, when you first heard it you could’ve just died. The secret one is hidden under her... (more »)
Anagennisis
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You saw it shimmer with the dawn, A faerie ne’er-deceiving. With eyes as wide as shadow long, Tell me, when did you stop believing? The faerie flits through fields of gold, Its beauty e’er freeing. You follow it in spellbound hold,... (more »)
The Woods
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Into the woods I fare unwaivered by misery and despair Shapeless looms the breaking tree What is your fate Child of misery? Farther through I dare Darkness answers my prayer Fire sets flame to sticks gone dry Why are you here child... (more »)
Evening Tea This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Purple sky, giving farewell to the sun, Collecting fire-woods from the forest is done. Steam of boiled water, chimney puffed out smoke, The dry tea leaves, exposed out made it finally awoke.   Strainer blooded out red blood off the... (more »)
Society Killed Us All
By , plymouth, MI
Once there was a little girl around five who put ribbons in her hair and wore dresses. She hugged her parents everyday and they always kissed goodbye. At school there was a boy and the boy would hold her hand. She was a good... (more »)
Homesick and suicidal
By , Birmingham, United Kingdom
I left everythig I knew Behind me when I came here to become Something greater, but I don't believe that I Am becoming better. I am getting worse and The darkness is coming Back, the numbness is Creeping into my lungs And choking... (more »)
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The Bones Never Lie
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At the end of each day You release a great sigh From the pain of misfortune, But the bones never lie. You wonder, “What happened?” You ask yourself, “Why?” “What did I do wrong?” But the bones never lie. You feel all alone,... (more »)
Ballad of What I Thought Was Supposed To Be a...
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Oh Audi, sweet Audi, My lovely little car, You have your fair share of dents And your engine is somewhat subpar.   You need four new tires, And an engine belt too, And the trim that hangs off you Can’t be fixed with just glue.... (more »)
Fragments of a day
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The soft soil slept below, Above the dark sky shone; And all around, With a lulling sound A warming gale did groan. Rested still, the scattered stone, As rushing, bounded braids did throw, Churns that hushed the cicadas moan,... (more »)
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Our Own Enemy
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The sun begins to rise, on this world we've made. One person's lie, brought on all this hate. A difference in opinion, a difference in belief; One single deciscion, brought on all this grief. Judgement for judgement, we justify our... (more »)
Ballad of Autumn This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Hay bale pyramids and cotton sweaters Picking a Pumpkin Writing letters Pillow forts and masquerades A playground for witches and candy trades   Leaf ridden paths gold as can be skeleton bones up in a tree Thick woolen... (more »)
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California
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This place is strange Can't you see? That in my heart the pain will be. I miss the rain-- The green grass too Here the ground stained with grass old not new How is this place A "sight to see"? Except all of these peoples'... (more »)
Weather
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Weather changes everyday, I've noticed it these weeks. We've had some stormy afternoons, Then sun to kiss our cheeks. One day we came outside to rain, The other, to a glow; The glow of sun, after it's done - By that, I mean the snow. (more »)
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Dawn to Dusk
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It was dawn A story was born Strange it was Life took a pause In front of her, was a boy Right then she was full of joy She stared at him all the time Perhaps at that age, it was a crime She took a sigh She stood so high Got down to... (more »)
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