Most Recent Free Verse Poems

Here are the most recent free verse poems:

Dear Mother
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Dear mother, You killed yourself slowly but damaged me the most. While you were popping pills and taking shots I was crying and wishing for a mom but all I got was dying mother. Dear mother, You made my life hell while you threw me away... (more »)
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Misunderstandings
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For the longest of time, I’ve been pen ink blue. Hard to convey myself and hard for others to understand me. I’m misunderstood… Knowing I made mistakes, knowing I can do better, and knowing what to do… Just like the hard surface of... (more »)
Broken
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Again she feels utterly alone and lost in her own mind. Crying she reaches for the small metal object and hesitantly pushes the blade across her skin. He enters as the blood flows from her wrist and even though she's broken her promise he pulls... (more »)
You Don't Know Me, But I Love You
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You were everything I'd ever dreamed. Tall, smart, handsome. But not once did I hear you speak. A nod was all you gave me. But it was more than enough. You don't know me, but I love you.   You come from a different... (more »)
scarlet pools
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Helplessness as i see the headlines blinking. blinking. We blink as we fathom the crime. ‘One more’. ‘One more’ in the line of others, but this time, he was of my colour. He was shot for the hue of his skin, my skin- he will... (more »)
Where Do You Stand?
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I am a girl full of many wishes I am a girl who speaks for the unheard voices I am a girl trying to leave her mark I come from the curly coils of my mother I come from the hardworking hands of my father I come from church on Sunday's... (more »)
Mental Illness
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Scrolling through Instagram I see a post that reads, "suicidal people are like angels that want to go home." The media romanticises my pain It's not beautifully tragic like TV would have you think. There's no bittersweet... (more »)
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The seasons of love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When the wind picks up And the fire dies down Leaving nothing but marmalade embers I promise to hold you close to me On the darkest, and coldest Decembers When in spring the flowers blossom The cherry pink flowers will bloom And... (more »)
i am not a sharer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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i am not a mouth with secrets so big i can’t stay shut i am the ears that catch your words falling from the sky or rising up from the ground i am not hands that paint pictures in the air between us i am the eyes staring at your... (more »)
The Daily Grind This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You didn’t like coffee The way I would wrap my hand around the mug instead of your arm as we walked You didn’t like how I shook as caffeine warmed my blood Try decaf, you would nag As if I only required the taste And... (more »)
Where I'm From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from swing sets, from Little Tikes and Fisher Price. I am from the plants in the backyard. (Green, growing It was full of energy.) I am from the mandarin trees the magnolia flowers whose strong luring scent I remember as if... (more »)
Empty This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And in the end I was just a girl who wrote bad poetry. I was afraid of alcohol because I was afraid of my own mind. I loved your hands so much I put my heart in them. You became my oxygen, you breathed into my lungs. But I was... (more »)
The American Nightmare This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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the silhouette of skyscraper mountains, the forests of weeds sprouting up from the cement, this city was never meant for me. this city doesn’t listen when I whisper my confessions beneath the industrial ruckus doesn’t care... (more »)
love, they say This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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when a flame is smothered, it collapses on itself like hopes and dreams that were crushed under the falling reality. they say that who i love, is not the way “love” works and that i should burn, like the witches of... (more »)
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Rose Colored Pulls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Her rose colored sweater had small stringy pulls on the left shoulder. That shoulder: the same side on which she laid her honey hair. And on this morning she yanked her brush through her long wet strands and as it combed through... (more »)
nights like these This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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there are nights like these when the cars grow hushed and sing like crickets, when the city lights waver in starbursts, nights like these when memories become infinite in your palms – nights like these when coney island... (more »)
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