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Most Recent Free Verse Poems

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pine-apple
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Rub against my hard-as-rocks skin I dare you, You’ll jerk away, Licking your open scars. You’ll watch my fits of anger, And call me “EXPLOSIVE”. You’ll listen when I shout at the top of my lungs, And label... (more »)
Listen to Me
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  Words: box cat run I stole them from my older brother’s bookshelf in first grade When he wasn’t looking I started with the smallest, the youngest, the single-syllable words Sounding the big ones out as they passed me... (more »)
Tips from an Ear
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Why was music given a name? Why are those flying notes not just "sound?" Is "la-la" not the same as "blah-blah?" Even the musician in the subway can expect to hear the clink of change. But, if he only spoke, not an ear would hear.... (more »)
The Candle
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The curious flower dances from left to right It’s black stem crisp and burnt. Blue tips rise, blooming into orange petals Its edges a fiery scarlet. It waves in the breeze A thin light grey line aroused from inside. It floats... (more »)
The Life of an Infp
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I’m just a body, But if you cut me open you’d see The complex entanglement of veins and thoughts, Colors smeared and mixed around like paint. My heart pulsing and bleeding acidic feelings, That burn and melt everything away,... (more »)
The Silent Killer
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Alone. What is this "sanctuary" that society calls "alone"? It takes over the mind like a parasite and leaves just as much damage. Loneliness is a punishment but some see it as a reward. Sometimes it is. It gets... (more »)
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The World's Cruel Joke
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I looked for reasons why your smile disappeared-- your arms didn't reach for me any longer and I wonder if I'm being selfish loving you so much that when a day goes by and I look in the mirror and don't see you... (more »)
Patterns of a body
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  Your loneliness nestles under your skin like a hookworm. When you were younger, your father had dirt under his nails. He folded it into paper cranes after work. When you thought he was gone, you would slice them open,... (more »)
The Safety Net
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How long did I live in the confines of my safety net? Wrangling in the strings that did not want To be burdened by the strain of my unwound cassettes Replaying the tunes that my past did haunt. It held me buoyantly, until it suddenly... (more »)
through a window
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She looks out the window, but she doesn’t just look, she see’s, these books, with their very own story, with chapters, with words that make up of letters, in a sentence, On every page. Some filled to the bottom with despair, some... (more »)
Big sister
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when you were born you were like grandma’s fine china something so delicate, so precious. Unable to touch, only gaze. Just like grandma’s fine china, I itched to break you before She did. at least, I’d be able to pick up the pieces... (more »)
heart break
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trying to make your favorite shirt fit, when it is too small; every time you put it on, the seams stretch more and more. you put it on one last time, and every seam is broken. (more »)
You and I
By , Toledo, OH
  Plural: we Remember when it was Us? The sleepless nights Stolen kisses and talking about nothing "I love you"? Because even though you and I are still conjoined it's no longer Us. Something is missing... (more »)
The Dystopia
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You press  the idea of safety But how can we feel safe When we are forced to gamble? For the sake of an A We force our ideas to correlate With your rubric And when we agitate the curriculum Or raise questions that... (more »)
What is it called?
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What is the feeling when someone compels you to love them just from their existence? What is it called when all you want to do is be with that person all day every day? What is that emotion when you stay up all night thinking about them? What... (more »)
God is a Woman, I am a Christian
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I felt as if I was one with the cosmos. A piece of an intricate, never ending design. The world was mine and I was hers. When I looked at her Time seemed to stop while simultaneously Moving faster than the speed of light. Every... (more »)
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