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#1
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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#2
The New Me
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There is something forming inside me It’s bubbling and bursting into a single bright flame This thing is calling out, telling me what it wants to be Maybe it will take the blame This fire wants to be your light It wants to be not mine,... (more »)
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My Broken Heart and I
My heart skipped a beat every time I saw you, Thinking that what we had was real and true. But these scars and this pain that you left in my heart, Prove what kind of person you really are. I wish I could find a way to make you feel all... (more »)
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My Angel
By , Sioux City, IA
My angel is not invisible and heavenly nor a being that has never existed on earth; my angel is my best friend who often reminds me of my worth. The Bible teaches us that angels are our guardians since birth; if this is true, my angel has found... (more »)
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My Garden
By , Sioux City, IA
In my garden I saw a butterfly, overhead it passed me by. In my garden I saw a bumble bee; I kept on walking as it buzzed past me. In my garden I sit under the large oak tree, I looked up to see a squirrel staring at me. Things grow... (more »)
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Sleep
By , Sioux City, IA
Sleep is a necessity to keep everyone healthy. Rest is good after a long day; it makes the tired feelings go away. We all need sleep to survive, without sleep for a long period of time; we would no longer be alive. It is dark outside, yet light... (more »)
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A Speech For Myself
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I picture myself I am not pretty, smart, worth it. I picture myself I am not what, who, you want me to be. I picture you. You are pretty, you are smart. I hear your voice. “Brush your hair.” “Buy nice clothes.” I... (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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#10
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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#11
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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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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#13
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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#16
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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