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Most Recent Ballads

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Maya A.
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Just like the cage bird sings I sing. I sing for the love of my father. I sing for the little ones risking their lives just to be heard. I sing for the ones fighting to be understood. I sing for the ones who walk down the road just to be... (more »)
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My walls have held history-their story. Monks whisper their evening prayers;    and brick on brick built my stairs. They kneel in humility to our dear Lord;    I’m proud to be their housing ward. I want to mark their passionate... (more »)
Good vs. Evil
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Two brothers' war Once put the world in upheaval Though not solely of yore Their names, Good and Evil   'Twas their constant struggle for power That caused great nations to fight But ne'er came the hour When the end was truly in... (more »)
Scabby Love
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My memories of you are like a scabby lip. I can’t help but smile, yet it tears open old wounds.   I was blind-sided Because I didn’t know my love was unrequited. You knew I couldn’t see, But you took solace from my stupidity. I... (more »)
A Friend to Love
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I don’t need a girl Whose eyes sparkle so bright That the sun pales in comparison Like the dull dark of the night.   I don’t need a girl Whose hair is silky and smooth, Flowing with the breeze, No lock misplaced or uncouth.  ... (more »)
Red Hallways
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Analytical. Hypocrytical. Will harder to break than rods of steel. Surreal. Chamomile. The taste of blood like an iron meal. “What’s her deal?” the whispers echo in the hallway. Lies as penetrating as a nuclear gamma ray. Red. All I... (more »)
Smoke and Mirrors
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As all the smoke clears you turn to your peers. They all left before you learned your deft. Depression is your greatest aggression. To write music that’ll never make your fans sick. You start taking pills to get some thrills.... (more »)
Schools Over
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This is my last week. We’re going to be at the peak. No more school cause we’ll be at the pool. Memories will be made but some will fade. People will get drunk to try to be punk. It’ll be so much fun. There’ll be one good pun.... (more »)
1-First Crack; An Apple or a Mac
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Wake up in a cold sweat as the odds against me bet, that I won't make it too far in my path. For you are too much a nuisance, Throw my two cents back in my face. I get up to the sun at its peak because it's only going downhill from here.... (more »)
IN and OUT
By , Dhaka, Bangladesh
IN is the duplicate of OUT which lived in her heart, OUT gets caught in a net and IN cries which would fill a million cart. IN falls over and OUT cuts his skin to shed the pain, OUT faces troublesome days and IN sees the blue sky starts to... (more »)
The Rose among the Orchids
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i. The field tells the stories Of many, young and old The melting pot of silver Carbon, rust, and even gold At what point does a child Feel the loss and agony Where does he go? He sits, Merely follows, blissfully The seed, not of... (more »)
This Is Us
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We weren’t supposed to meet. It was all an accident. We thought it’ll be pretty fun and excellent. I should've kept my mouth shut to prevent us from ever talking. Thanks to that nut we started dating. The truth is I was never... (more »)
Daddy's Little Girl
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Thanks to my parents I’m one of a kind. I’m the kind of person that’s hard to find. To me they’ll like peasants. My mom was 24 and unknowing of her pregnancy. Hopefully my brother has a legacy. Luckily there’s no more. When... (more »)
I Fuckin' Love You
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We’re supposed to be 4 months but instead we’re lost. People think of our past as myths. They just don’t know what happened behind those doors. Its my job to give them a show. Giving them different tours. Different girls with... (more »)
Thoughts
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I can't get you out of my head. I want it to stop. Your all I think about in bed. My thoughts are like a dirty mop. I try to end it But they're in a memory pit. The good and bad Are making me sad. Your full of hatred When I just don't... (more »)
To My Sweet Destiney
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Shall I compare you to a day in May? Your face is as clear as a plate. We will await the terrific day that we could have an actual date. On that day we’ll watch the sun as it shines. Your beauty will never get dim. Hopefully you won’t... (more »)
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