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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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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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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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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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#6
Why? A Simple Question
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Why?   It's a simple question with many answers, but do we ever really hear the whole truth? Have we heard every reason? Every story?   For our sake, I hope not. (more »)
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The battle with life
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Sometimes I wonder what is the  meaning of life, the things that's going on within this world isn't right, Trying to figure out my life, instead I get knocked out I tried to fight, I lost the battle I've fought with life I closed my... (more »)
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The Fall
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My soul, as vast as the open ocean, Always feels so cold. Each passing summer, I feel myself becoming old, Like a silky, white willow. Lifeless leaves dance away with Fall’s breeze. Sunless days glide through baby blue skies. As rain... (more »)
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Stigma
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Lights Flickering Getting closer Squinting, pinching Pulling at your skin Stretching faint wrinkles Feeling the scars And questioning each freckle Aquatic eyes Smeared with charcoal Sun-kissed skin Buried in sand Pearly teeth Matted... (more »)
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Ocean Love
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“Our lips crashed together like waves, a love so deep the oceans couldn’t conquer. We loved with the force of hurricane; no storm could stop us. When I fell into the abyss you calmed me like the dead sea,.. until the day we walked upon... (more »)
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What is love?
So love. Love seems difficult to me, not have experienced it myself, but I who really knows what love is? Is love a feeling? Is it tangible? The Buddhists say that if you really love someone you feel relaxed with that person, and calm.  In my... (more »)
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Our Actions
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Isn't it cray that we are all held together by a string of hope or the rope of faith. Isn't it crazy that we want to love each toher but yet we fight. Isn't it crazy that we say what we want but do other wise. I believe it's insane how we as... (more »)
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A Breath Of Life
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Some look to the right Some look to the left Some live a long life Others shortened by death No one really thinks”this could be my last breath” Hoping to live more when they really live less But as life progress Of course I’m go... (more »)
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TO A WILD ROSE
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As I saunter through the brambly woodland My peepers behold an alluring rose The black eyed susan, felt modest as gust trickled all over How beguiling it seemed, as it said I would stop the clocks from turning, turning And let the... (more »)
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hello old friend
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hello old friend i wish it's been longer since i've seen you you're here to prick me i know it's ok do what you need to. yes tie me down it's always easier when i am still and breathing. yes choose your best weapon i've seen... (more »)
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This Stretch of Infinity
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It is ten o’clock at night. I should be asleep. I know that. Nighttime is when the day stretches into reality. Nighttime is when I remember everything. I love the moon. It is bright, And I hold it in my heart for my friend. She... (more »)
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