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Memories
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I was seven and you were eight We had everything to appreciate We ran through days Doing nothing but play It felt like we would never sway I was twelve and you were thirteen We forgot about the days where I was your queen I went through... (more »)
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This blood is not your home This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Fishing glutony greed excessive indulgence, the rupture bleeds an eternity spilt flame red on those white sheets, staining like red wine. The stench of six pack beers and spoiled milk infects the refrigerator and the scent of cigarette... (more »)
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Heart of Gold
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A heart of gold is hard to find Beneath the piles of silver Covered by all the gray Coveted by those who stay Bronze, forever. (more »)
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Wrecked questions at Bay
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I’m so emotionally worn right now But no one seems to see just how much. People Have just become allergies, trying to make me sick, Unwell, Trying to make me react. And I’ve just sat back questioning it all. Guess I knew the truth All... (more »)
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Souls
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The longer I search, The less that I find, I'm running in circles, It seems I am blind. I looked for my soul, And all that I saw, Was a dark hole of fury, I saw every flaw. I ran from my soul, And locked it up tight, I sealed... (more »)
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Off For A Hike
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His bag is packed, his lunch is made up. Thermos and maps, and his favorite cup. Warm woolen socks, to keep out the cold. A Thermal Fleece, that's more precious than gold. His wallet and Keys, In a very safe place. And a pair of... (more »)
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Yet Again
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Again and again,  here we go.  Doing things no one will know.  Sharing secrets, thoughts, and fears  Sometimes resulting in lost and broken tears.  I miss you, I miss you,  I love you a lot.  I'm sorry my emotions had you... (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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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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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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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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