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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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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (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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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
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Suicide Note
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When I was young There was a song I sung  About ashes and ashes My past is  The art on my canvas When they call my name for attendance  I'll remain and empty seat  And with a last goodbye The bottom of this building Kisses... (more »)
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A Rebellion in the Modern World
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Here's to the girls with buzz cuts and the boys with flowing locks Here's to the girls who don't shave their legs and the boys whose legs are smooth Here's to the girls who play football and the boys who are on the cheerleading team Here's to... (more »)
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The Girl Next Door
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She had galaxies for a mind and fire for a heart, And anyone who ever neared her, Either got lost in her galaxies, Or burned by the inferno in her chest. (more »)
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Golden
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They all say I tumbled out of my mother headfirst, heaving a racket appropriate for my baby lungs and baby mouth, and since then the yellow had grown like an invasive fungus over my baby lungs and baby mouth and baby skin. And from the... (more »)
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My Maths Book
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When I see it My mind never lit My body shivers And confusion showers Like heavy rain And starts my pain It demolishes my smile And is as deep as river Nile The moment I start to learn It takes another turn Its like a balloon in the... (more »)
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A Mythical Land
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A mythical land. A magical land. Just below the surface. Where peace is held. And people dwell. A place with holy purpose. Technology flies. In a land disguised. Still in-touch with nature. A watchful people. From their polar steeple.... (more »)
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Bombing of the Erawan Shrine
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The smell of patchouli incense fills the air. Smoke twists up to greet the Thai people praying after work. As I bow before the golden shrine of Lord Brahma, Trinity of the Hindu Gods, out of the corner of my eye, I see a man wearing a bright... (more »)
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A Single Thread
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I am begging you not to do it, foul stranger. Don’t tug that loose string and forget the danger.  Don’t wrap it around your finger and twist, Or you’ll watch as I unwind and cease to exist, See me as I fade away as if I were just a... (more »)
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Of Days Gone By...
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Talk to me brother for I am in pain, Not of days gone by and moments spent in vain, But of the meadows where we used to play, And the kingdoms we broke and made.   Talk to me my friend, for the pictures had gone black These memories... (more »)
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Toxic Sweets
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The humor the Queen exuded, Roared empty hosts Scouting for vogue and favors. Their laughter made her the center. Her power made her a de facto fester.   Rapport-builder was her Title to the asleep. Hubris was her Signature to the... (more »)
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Can't breathe
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Help me breathe For the dark has consumed me And my oxygen has been cut off I'm lost in this world of pain and sin Is this the way it ends Oh god this is the path I walk Mouth stitched up can't talk The road so long and lonely So many... (more »)
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Imagination
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Imagination is Sparkling rainbows, cardboard boxes, Fluffy unicorns and talking foxes. Creativity and innovation, A way to escape. But not to me. To me, imagination causes fears and limitations. Unneeded hesitations. I fear of not... (more »)
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