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Most Recent Free Verse Poems

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Falling
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I fall for you like rain falls from the sky, without a choice or a single dought in my mind. I fall for you like leaves falling off trees, but I know when I fall you'll be there to catch me before I hit the ground. Because when I fall for you,... (more »)
How to Survive A Fairy Tale (Homage to Neil... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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  You awaken to a black void. As your eyes adjust to the velvety darkness, You discover a golden door to a world of possibility. Open it. As you step boldly over the threshold, You see a yellow road paved with chipped... (more »)
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Lost to the Clouds This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I’ve been bargaining with the sun ever since I can remember. I’d sit by large windows as a child whispering deals to the clouds – who had swallowed the sunlight in their passing – to let yellow flood the world... (more »)
One Sentence This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sun tickled the back of my neck, fingers tugging at the wispy hairs fallen out of my carefully constructed ballerina bun, strand by strand, piece by piece. (more »)
I Carry You in My Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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We go through the years like flower petals pulling at each by each The distance leaves us feeling unsettled With a trail sprinkled purplish-peach We go through the months like cinema popcorn Eating away at the flavor The kernels... (more »)
Walking the Plank This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Wheresoever I travel, behind me I leave a trail of literary castaways, each line an outcast, a mutineer caught in the act of rebellion breaking the cage of white clashing teeth, dancing with a darting tongue, a fencing match... (more »)
Orange Mandolins This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There’s a chair for a writer who paints And a table for a chef who plays chess A piano for an idiot and poker for the queen Flowers painting sidewalks cement painting lawns And a mandolin with daisies plucking at the... (more »)
Precautionary Warning This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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BRAIN FOR USE IN ADULTS ONLY KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN Caution – Use extreme caution while operating this object. Discontinue use if independence or free-thought occurs. If opinions begin to develop, consult a physician... (more »)
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Can I Stand In Your Light? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In the beginning, you are with me. Origami hands and gutterball diversions. An elastic ego, an idle id, a coruscating consequence of winter. In the beginning, you are near. You are the rustle of the trees, tangle of these tresses,... (more »)
a flute of honey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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take a sip of nectar, pinkies up. coat your throat in words gold, flowing. puff of perfumed breath lingering sweetness, graceful exit. but i — i vomit shattered speech stumble over broken bits trip on them on my way... (more »)
Dead Language This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dial the clocks back. Past the millenniums of timeline’d tableaus, far enough to careen past the coal-tainted clouds and Pompeii’d ash, crucifixes sprouting from stone hills, naked boys forgotten in their run among the... (more »)
The Company of Peas This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The meal is blessed. I sit quietly. They talk. I listen. I begin to say something important, something that It’s been so cold lately. I try again a few moments later, and I am lucky to So how does the food taste?... (more »)
my room This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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gradual ticks of a pale-faced clock accompany the dog barks, intrusive, softened by the sun’s yellow glow. corners of posters ripped carelessly held permanent by scotch tape framing the blank space. do you remember the year of... (more »)
i stand alone This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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i hear drunken chimes and raw, uncut glass sliding across the floor like velvet cake. quivers, in my legs, loose jelly bundles, pressed finely, into the edges of the soft round counter. i stand alone, and dark shadows creep,... (more »)
Barefooted Winter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Ticklish feet that grow dirty in summer through cross country miles and beach trips develop frostbite in winter. (more »)
He Was A Poet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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He was a poet. And how should I have known that when our eyes would meet and a thousand words would reach my mind? A million steady sonnets humming sweet melodies of eloquence Billions of love letters that would make our love for... (more »)
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