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Most Recent Free Verse Poems

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My Mother This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Her scent comes and goes with a flash, Bright and suave like a summer haze, As I shield the things she once touched, And grow vigilant at her confounded ways, Life is not about anything limited, To the five senses or a selfish moment,... (more »)
The Trooper This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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1. Raindrops hit the old glass making watery cobwebs, Drowning red and orange traffic lights in winter. I wish it would snow. And hold my breath, struggling to cry silently. I turn away from Mom and watch the buzzing Exxon sign.... (more »)
The Ballad of No One in Particular This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I asked him, my fingers still tasting like tobacco As I bit them until they bled, How bad are you? He simply replied, “I don't know My own phone number right now.” He has bruises on his arms in the shape of crescent moons... (more »)
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Part-time Job This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Give me your order Which I will fulfill I'm nothing but a waitress in your eyes. Tip me a quarter And pay the bill Allow me to shed this silly disguise. For twenty minutes You've been debating Between cheese curds and strudel For... (more »)
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Nightmare This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Startled awake at 3 a.m Out of breath Clothes sticking to my skin The room is quiet Moonlight pouring in I'm not dreaming anymore But I wish I was They wake up from nightmares But not me I wake up into one. (more »)
Wolf Boys This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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According to the wolf, Romulus's hands were rusty rakes When he scraped away the stone From his brother's chest. It was a hideous wolf-shaped thing; The edges! Were sharp at times, The edges! Were diluted at times, Like the... (more »)
stream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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i can count on the rain. the rain pitter-patters it's constant, sometimes, it's the only predictable thing in my life. but now, we've hit a dry spell, the kind where we cannot water our lawns wash our cars, or calm our brains. so... (more »)
please stay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I picked a bouquet of forget-me-nots and they were a plea because my heart fears that You will find someone better – someone who does not get sick in tricky situations or pretty girls who lack crescent scars in their palms I'm afraid that... (more »)
Ovals and Other Besmirched Things This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Thirty-three sunflowers danced with an elephant in the dusks of Africa with amazing gusts of wind and the fascination of: a triangle. Hello my colorful, wonderful friends, I am light blue king of the trends, I am in the sky, hair dye, and... (more »)
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Green This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The branches looked full, lush, green. They beckoned me forth, whispering my name against the breeze. I reached forward gently, slowly to touch a leaf, to wrap pale fingers around strong branches and hold myself steady. But at my... (more »)
Whispers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I could write a poem that no one could tell was for you. It would be about kiddie cocktails, Mom's eye shadow, and Britney CDs strewn about. I could describe all the tiptoeing and whispering as we crept down the stairs. We snuck cookies... (more »)
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My Parents This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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If it were to come down to paper and pencil, I would draw a thousand lines, all intersecting each other, layers of graphite upon graphite overlapping and shining at different angles with each little crumb of lead breaking off from the... (more »)
True You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Red lips, pink cheeks Trying to be what you shouldn't be Clothes too tight, shoes too tall Wow, I don't understand this at all Black surrounds those big brown eyes Yes, the ones you've always despised You try to cover up these features... (more »)
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L'appel Du Vide This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Today the clouds Envelop me, (a weightless veil that clings to my lungs) Whispering sweet lullabies (intoxicating and sweet) Today the air Infests me, (buzzing little bugs creeping across my skin) Conquering my body (schizophrenic... (more »)
Spring has came. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The breeze whispers down my throat, She's screaming that spring has came. Spring has came. Spring has been here. All along the dear sun, my love, is trying to manifest hisself through the snow, to penetrate the grass and dirt, so the... (more »)
The Way I This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I won't change to please someone, when I know someone else will fall in love with the way I dunk Oreos in milk, how I sneeze, and the way I comb my hair in the shower; the way I pop my neck on road trips. how I curse, and the way... (more »)
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