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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 »)
Unwanted
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In a dark little room in a tiny cage, lay a puppy tired of the wait Another attempt was to be made, to find her a home for her to live her days She greeted the people with a slightly wagging tail Still waiting for someone to take her away... (more »)
A Flicker of Hope This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Have you ever stopped to look at the world all around Changing and turning without a single sound Everyone seems to have it all figured out But I have not and I've started to have doubt I feel by myself, and I'm aching with pain At every... (more »)
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The Clouds' Courante This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The daylight breaks, we rouse and wake, Then gracefully, our places take, With clothes of pink and golden hue, We wait to hear the music’s cue. We swirl and twirl, the light grows dim, Our garb is somber, grey, and grim, We circle in a... (more »)
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Where'd You Go
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I look at you while you look at me The people we knew are not who we see I thought we were fine a moment ago I thought there was something, but how would I know? There must've been a fault in the words we said To make us this cold, the air this... (more »)
Trees
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The world a blur to most Most see a tree as a tree The day you actually see When the world is not the same world A tree is no longer a tree A tree is something that bears fruite A tree is something beautiful Even in the harshest... (more »)
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Breakaway
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A sky without redundant clouds, The day she had to go. Her suitcase dragging on the floor, While crushing cream white snow. She thought of those she left behind, while heart sank apropos She tried to fight the fears within, Not to... (more »)
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