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Most Recent Free Verse Poems

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Blue Valentine
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The first time his fist connected with my jaw he told me he loved me.  But I should have known that was a lie. I should have known he was a devil in disguise. See the next morning, My face resembled a freshly painted... (more »)
When I Come
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When I come, I come softly with a cat-footed tread and a brush of whiskers. My friend Sorrow is bitter, but I am more like the rain -- the rain that dries rusty on your tongue.   When I come, I come swiftly. Young men think... (more »)
Stairwells and Broken Dreams
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We pass each other in the stairwell And inside, a piece of me dies, You and her stand pressed together Gazing up at each other’s eyes In the way that we never have And never will, You wave with one hand, absentmindedly not looking... (more »)
More Like "Make-Down"
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Dear make-up, thank you. Thank you for being a blindfold to the hungry eyes, a bandage to the fresh wounds a towel to the naked girl, thank you! Thank you for contorting an appearance as painful to the eyes as my own skin, thank... (more »)
Song of the Immortal Man This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Tick, tock, tick, tock says the clock. One second, two seconds, three. I stare it in the eye, the clock face. It stares right back at me, too. It’s like a game between me and time. I’m always trying to beat the clock But the... (more »)
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I love you
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My heart fills up when you're around I act like I don’t care Because I’m scared of getting hurt over again. I tried so hard to be strong I show love to the people I love but there’s something about you that’s... (more »)
It's None of Your Business
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You've injured and hurt me, Wounded and warped me. Your words twist my heart, Long after you've torn me apart. I though I moved on, Done after so long. But I'm not the only one you spat at, Talked to her like she is a... (more »)
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Since you've been gone
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Youve been gone awhile Momma's sad Big sis wont cry Why did you die? Where you that broken? Was your hope stolen? Why did you make me cry? Why did you need to die? Abuela got over it Mami not quiet We try to help her But she still... (more »)
Freethinking through the flames
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Tendrils of deep black leap from the underneath Twisting their way through the crisp night's air. And with them they bring a pungent odour A stench of ambiguity Clouding the mind like a drug Bony talons of smoke grasp around necks of... (more »)
H E A L Y
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A man of godly nature, a sin of his own, traveled far from his old Manchester home. Parents of high royalty, soul of secret loyalty. Came to the holy city with bags of money, hoping that the weather was sunny. He couldn’t wait to... (more »)
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Electric Currents
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One with slashes on her wrists. Another with murder in her thoughts. Neither took another look at each other, not since the first time. Accidental, but it meant something greater. It's like they were born to be one, and it seems so real.... (more »)
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I Am A Bright Yellow and A Deep Purple
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Most of the time I am a bright bloomed yellow dandelion-- Humourous and happy. Full of optimism and adventures. A smile always on my face. But right now I am a deep dark purple-- Denying and unable to accept. Full of tears and sorrow.... (more »)
He's Not Home This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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He's not home. He never is. He carries discomfort wherever he migrates stares at unsettlement through dreary fogged eyes tear drop consumed and strokes nuisance with frigid fumbling fingers. He... (more »)
Fever
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When the fever hits And hell crawls up to Earth The world crumbles to s*** And the dead find rebirth Where will you stand in your faith? Will you curse at the sky Or sing joyful praise, Thanking Him you’re alive, It could all be a... (more »)
Life At A Glance
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Hitting you with a gauntlet Throwing mud in your face Offering you no pleasures Not knowing what will come next Turning the corner and meeting someone new everyday Giving you taxes and bills to pay Finishing labs and essays Annoyed with... (more »)
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Against all odds
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As I start climbing a mountain The odds turn against me The weather is hostile; it's icy cold Oxygen runs in short supply The terrain is rough And gravity pulls against me But my ambition is strong; dreams big Great is... (more »)
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