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Top Voted Ballads

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#1
Ballad of My Branches
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I just want to be a Tree. I want to steal my heartbeat from the grass, Spread my branches so far they crack the blistered streets, And create oxygen for the creatures of the Earth. I want to be alive, to grow and sigh, To feel the sun’s... (more »)
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#2
the hurt
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eyes too wide and gone to know what they’ve seen the trauma forced goodbye and blind punch an xylophone of a mouth the mallets strike the keys an orchestra of penned pain leaking into coiled notebooks flooding a body with tears and... (more »)
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#3
Come as you are
Come as you are . The pain and hatred are welcome , The broken promises will fade and the bruises and shattered hearts will heal. Come as you are . leave the weight of the world at the door and hang your burdens on the coat rag. I... (more »)
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#4
I'm Happy Today
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“We’ve known each other since we were two,” you’d boast to others and say. Best friends for life and after that, A bond that nothing could sway. Two peas in a pod that sprouted and grew and nothing got in our way. You were a star... (more »)
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Logolepsy
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Sciamachy It happens a lot, Me and myself, fighting for thought. The shadow, With words, It speaks on its own, Flying away south like the birds What a neat disorder I have in my brain Logolepsy I love the insane Speech, Lyrics,... (more »)
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
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Porcelain Stars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The moon falls for the sun And begets beautiful stars With absent skies of trust And celestial scars Skin scorched to porcelain Let’s see what the dark beholds As patience dies to wear thin And your embrace awaits cold Part the... (more »)
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Heaven's Gate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I walked to heaven’s gate today among the skies so blue with angels lurking here and there waiting for someone new I looked around for other souls but the sky was empty so i made my way to heaven’s gate following the angels’ glow... (more »)
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#9
Barber This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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They say after heartbreak, a haircut A clean slate for every mistake But now I’ve no hair left for cutting And even less heart left to break (more »)
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#10
The Dream Isn't Dead This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The dream isn’t dead Though I’ve seen it take flight It spread its great wings And disappeared into night I watched it go, bidding good-bye But I would see it again I know I would try Such fantastic illusion, an amazing sight... (more »)
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#11
The Body This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Is a body unconscious a person still? No mind is present to govern its deeds. Does a body have dreams, or a fate to fulfill? No way to feel it when it bleeds. Can I be a human, too? Maybe I’m not even real. But I am flesh, through and... (more »)
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#12
The World Is Preserved This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Why don’t the blades of grass Curl away from the flame How dare the sun Not hide its head in shame Why does that tree Stand so tall Why don’t the stars Click off and fall Your being is twisted Your body is burned Life is ending But... (more »)
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Soft Blue Eyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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His soft blue eyes seem almost out of place In contrast to his rough composure He takes a puff from far away But never will he come any closer He walks as if he’s on top of the world His body shifts from left to right On the outside he... (more »)
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Hate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The hate that ran from his lips Nearly knocked me unconscious. His words ripped through my heart Everyone saw it. Twenty-seven sets of eyes burned me, Confused stares closing in, The room began to shrink. What was happening? I shakily... (more »)
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Economic Breakup This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I didn’t notice, I didn’t see That our stocks were slowly falling. We should have thought of liability And the pain that we were causing. I didn’t notice, I didn’t see. They say that time is money And I guess I didn’t have the... (more »)
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#16
The Dead Girl. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I found the dead girl in a lake while wandering a field I watched the crows circle around but somehow I could feel. I saw her lying near the edge to no fault of her own. And walking nearer helped me see that which I did not know. I... (more »)
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