Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Most Recent Free Verse Poems

Here are the most recent free verse poems:

You're Such a Girl
By , Melbourne, Australia
'You're such a girl!' You say that like it still means something. Like after 195,000 years of walking by your side, 195,000 years of making life, of sharing the earth, 195,000 years of death and birth, That I am not your... (more »)
Broken Things
By , Melbourne, Australia
Broken things have no use. They are battered, hammered, dented, scraped, shattered beyond repair. The handle of our faithful teapot snapped like a twig yesterday. The surgeons tried to revive it with superglue, but to no avail. We held a... (more »)
OBLIVION
Custom User Avatar
I rise up from that great darkness, When I don't exist. Not to be known by my family, Nor by the people I love. I'm taught to live in this puppet world, to speak so as others understand. To behave in my manners, ... (more »)
8 Thoughts
Custom User Avatar
  1. I love writing. Perhaps it's because I teach robots to dance They do everything I tell them to do And they do it well But they have no imaginations. I am tired of teaching robots. I want to teach children. 2. Her grip was... (more »)
My American Poem
Custom User Avatar
What is American Poetry? American Poetry is simply defined as poetry from America From the works of Phillis Wheatley and Edgar Allen Poe To the words of Emily Dickinson and Maya Angelou This will be my American poem Just like my ears,... (more »)
June 24th
Custom User Avatar
The summer lasted longer than you did Where did you go? Where did you go How long were you planning This doomsday? I'd like to know Why did you leave? It's selfish to say "I want to go too" Instead of "Please stay" But we all have a... (more »)
welcome to aberdeen
Custom User Avatar
welcome to Aberdeen come as you are broken picket fences, unlikely crucifixes skinny blond boy draws Disney characters in art class sports ruined by a macho father white wash, where every street looks the same (more »)
Never Seen
Custom User Avatar
Never seen my words of flavor, Never spoke about my context, Never heard my voice. Never looked to me As an inspiration, but a number. Never talked astonished By my work, but a whisper. Never heard the Crowds of wonder, but a person.... (more »)
Worry
Custom User Avatar
Gushing willfully through my veins, bruising my heart with its stinging toxin, choking my soul with its callous chains, heaving a hulking load onto my shoulders meant for oxen. Standing tall and rendering strong, holding a spear, yet... (more »)
She Was A Rainbow
Custom User Avatar
She cut each petal, Red as blood, She painted the sunset, Orange for the sky to flood, She loved the stars, Yellow to end the cold nights, She grew the grass green, So the world would be bright, She cried in the river,... (more »)
Ketoacidosis
Custom User Avatar
I got sick in the 7th grade I grew thin. My breath Sickly-sweet And dark bags Under my eyes. I counted calories up And counted down On the scale. “You look so pretty,” everyone said, with their sickly-sweet smiles. I felt... (more »)
The Wind
By , Buffalo, NY
A force with the strength to buckle my knees; A low whisper breathing tendrils of warmth deep into chilled bones; A gust rushing past that I yearn to feel again; A gentle hand that runs through soft hair in daydreams; A nearly invisible presence... (more »)
What Remains: A Poem for William
By , Buffalo, NY
Late, the dark cloak of the night sky glitters with the cold flickering of stars, Stars, some that died long ago and shattered across the vast sea of emptiness that surrounds them, Empty is a total, infinite absence that can stem from wars... (more »)
Emotion
Custom User Avatar
I'm not cold that's not why I am shivering. I'm not scared either. When the wind blows through my hair, it picks me up, and takes me to a higher Rock, suddenly I'm above all. It's like having the weight lifted off your shoulders. A feeling you get... (more »)
Simply
Custom User Avatar
Oblivion is always waiting for me, Filling me with demons and my deepening body, They fill the space I have left for simple happiness. My oblivion damage is me with weapons darker than you can imagine, They are not solid weapons but they are... (more »)
Fire Shadow
Custom User Avatar
I hold the fire in the Palm of my hand It tastes like smoke and feels Like silk I wish I could feel the pain of the Torch but it is useless To wish upon broken stars I see a shadow coming near It's midnight cast gloom's with... (more »)
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback