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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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Make Believe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We were doomed from the beginning,Blinded from the start,But nothing can be doneTo fool a happy heart.With each smile and giggle,Every embrace and every kiss,We were shooting toward a happy ending,And we missed.Cinderella lost her slipperAnd it... (more »)
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To My Friends (SLAM)
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Tell me to never age and that I look the same as I did the night of our first date Just now a little more handsome and maybe a little more brave I guess to catch you up I still live inside my mind I just had another close friend die to the same... (more »)
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Wise Old King
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Hark the wise one Thomas said Our old king much In life has fed I cast my eyes out to the hutch Of crippled frame and gentle touch There he bides in restful drone Upon his dusty, hobbled throne I fall to knee in humble stance In wait with... (more »)
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Dear School Lunches
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School Lunches, I’m afraid it’s time To tell you what I shouldn't say To tell you that my tastes have changed That things just don't work out this way Our love had been so soft and sweet But now I think it has gone bland What once has... (more »)
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Dear Danny
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Dear Danny, where are you? I scream to the air. They found your body But you weren't there. You lay on the beach Washed up or dumped? Or worst of all, Is it possible you jumped? Dear Danny, where were you? The police are asking. Did... (more »)
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The Sun May Go Down This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     When it seems that all you care for has met its sad demise, It is prudent to remember The sun may go down, but the moon shall rise. Just as the tide flows out, it returns again to shore. And it is the same with coral.... (more »)
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The Ink Within This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     In silent sorrow death may lieunshaken in a turbid shorethat brings not truth, nor blinds the eyebut tides away forgotten lore.And if by chance or luck may seea glimpse of pallor on this page,do note that words must... (more »)
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Petals and Thorns This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     We are velvet, hemmed in lace,Silken ribbons tie our waist.Our hair is white, trimmed in gold,With porcelain eyes of blue.We are made of silver lining,Our sunspot words are bright and shining.We are sown of what we... (more »)
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#10
Mary’s Lamb and the Beast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     Mary’s lamb was black as coalHis eyes half blind with hateAnd everywhere that Mary wentHer lamb would lie and waitAnd when they were all aloneHe’d whisper sweetly in her earAnd filled her pretty little... (more »)
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Sunset Song This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     Above the horizon hover sun-stained cloudsLike the combustion of childhood dreamsBeneath indigo skies the fireball shroudsAnd mocks the lingering gold sunbeamsHeaven-lit Gateways of the West so amberBrilliant with... (more »)
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The Agora Theater This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     Loud silence and heavy breathingSweat and water cool the heating.Cigarettes and cherry cigarsFill the weakened lungs of ours. The lights dim and the place stands still,Waiting for the final thrill. The spotlight... (more »)
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A Single Bird This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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As I lie here in the grass,And look up to the sky,My feelings are content,And I am filled with pride,To say this is my yard –The place where I have grown,And now its theme is autumn,And nature wants it known.Some leaves are off the... (more »)
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Tribute to a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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With your eyes at the sidewalk,You can’t focus on the good.You don’t notice all your traits,When I know you really should. You think life is just a waste.A disappointment ’til the end,When I’m here to clarify the plus,With... (more »)
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Chasing Childhood This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I had a dream last nightWhere I saw childhood run away. I chased it ’til I could no moreAnd everything faded to grayWhat happened to the picnics?Cotton candy at the fair?Nobody goes anymoreToo busy to even careWhere are the dress-up... (more »)
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#16
Mandatory Poem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I have to write a poem for EnglishBut I don’t know what’s right to writeMaybe I can use school as the themeI think I actually mightBut school is such a lame topicI need something much betterLike family and friends, or possibly sportsOr... (more »)
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