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Top Voted Free Verse Poems

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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
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The Peopla In The Mist
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The people in the mist I see look at me am I seeing things I do not know are they real it seems so though they are hidden by mist I can hear them wail and hiss in a chorus of cursed voices their clothes old and worn... (more »)
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Hello My Name is Hate
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Hello my name is hate         I push you down in the halls making you late The one who glares at you Burning a hole all the way through   Hello my name is alone What you are right... (more »)
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The Same Mistakes
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Can we fall repeatedly Into the same mistakes? When will we learn How to change? I want to say one thing But my mind shifts to another You distract me from my agenda You make me go insane Words left unsaid Pain felt but not spoken... (more »)
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i need you around
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I could talk about what my dad was like, or my moms ex-boyfriends types, But i’m forgetting the negativity that’s passed my sight, It use to be prison cell night, Living in the streets never provided the light. Reality became a do, Not... (more »)
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Limitations
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People are afraid afraid to cross the line break the wall and ignore the warnings the curious and the brave know that the solid wall is really just a picket fence that anyone  can jump over and ignore the warning signs And curiosity... (more »)
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#9
Don't tell me
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I hate it when people tell me I cant. When I can. I know because I’ve run that extra mile, and beaten that high score, i’ve shown them time and time again that I can do this. But then some times people say that I can do this, when I... (more »)
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Kindness is Cool
By , duluth, MN
Being nice is really fun You can do it to anyone It's not for the chosen few, It's ordinary people like you When you see someone in the hall, That looks outlandish or small, Don't say anything mean, Be the agreeable... (more »)
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#11
Mine -
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My body is mine For me to control If I don’t want you there, I’ll tell you to go When I tell you to go I’ll hope that you leave, For my body is mine Not for you to receive. So Leave my body, it’s not... (more »)
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#12
who are these people
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I'm in this home. They put me here. Don't know the date, I don't know the year, I sit, I think, I reminisce. Of the days gone by, total joy and bliss. But confusion sets in, and I start to panic, Medication wears off, it makes me erratic,... (more »)
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to be read with the hand over the eyes This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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to be read with the hand over the eyes   so here I am again, telling you all something you don’t really want to hear and don’t really care about I’m spitting sparks at you to listen up, goddammit because you’ve never listened... (more »)
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A Not-Trinity For a Not-Couple This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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My book hasn’t got any threes. I haven’t got a Trinity to compare you to, nothing holy to rub in around you, no myrrh or gold or incense.   Rather, we are the three peaks on Whitney’s east face, and one of us is skypilot and... (more »)
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#15
Of Lost Dreams
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Grabbing, wrenching, tugging and pulling.  Lifting high into the air, denying in utter clarity the final act.  Ignoring the inevitable end, and continuing it with nows.  Perseverance is used as gunpowder, and dreams and wishes for the... (more »)
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Approval of life
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Approval is the under lining to our society We search for acceptance By sometimes impropriety Or losing our independence Liberation is vital in this society we live Free from life’s distractions Alone with thoughts so pensive Thinking... (more »)
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