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Top Voted Free Verse Poems

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#1
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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#5
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She wasn’t sure she wanted to, but she did. He did as he said he would; he got her to fall in love again. It wasn’t as easy as the first time, but he made it pretty easy. She fell harder than she expected to in the first three... (more »)
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"At Least We Agreed On One Thing."
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He loved me. I loved him. He hates me. I hate him. He started the fight. I started the war. He was heartbroken. I craved for more. He hoped. I dreamed. He was angry. I was satisfied. He lasted a year. I lasted half a year. He was... (more »)
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scrub jays
By , Cupertino, CA
I lie in bed at night, desperately trapped within my own skin wanting nothing more than to claw myself out they say the body is a temple, but mine is a dungeon and the key has long since been tossed down the well my self hatered is a... (more »)
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Countdown This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Day one Fluttering glances And barely there brushes. Caught eyes that shy away Like you said I do from the camera. Sun kissed cheeks in the middle of winter. A meeting. A warm feeling. An introduction. Day two Long winding roads... (more »)
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#9
YOLO
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Y. O. L. O You only live once. The basic saying that says You have one life to live, So go have fun. Go get lost on a train with a bunch of your friends. Sneak out the house on a friday night becuase you think your in love.... (more »)
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Another Metaphor of Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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bubbles. god’s just a little kid with a big bottle of Miracle Bubbles and a wand dipping, blowing these bubbles all doomed to pop at one point or another. they either drop too fast, before he can catch them, or the biggest ones... (more »)
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Picture Street This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Time will reveal everything I want to know now. I wish time was just the name of a street. I’d drive a black car up and down time. I’d be happy. (more »)
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Papaya Warmth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     There are blackberriesNestled in my curls,And beneath the thorns The dark treasures lurk. And spiraling down my neck,A grapevine grows,The bright berries shaking merrily as I step.And if you breathe lightly, You can... (more »)
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Bookworms This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Boy walks, nose-deep into small print of a yellow book, zig-zags down treacherous levels of stairs as if only his feet sense his whereabouts and ankle-up the kudzu, the other worlds enchanted anchor him. He reads as if studying atom... (more »)
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Distance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I feel like we are falling apart. Somewhere deep inside of me, I know it’s true. I don’t want to believe it – I don’t want to believe we have drifted because of the distance. The way I speak to you and the way you speak to me Our... (more »)
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Penning Chivalry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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Between school daze and summer knights I sit in my scholarly tower, Penning chivalry of the noblest sort. The epitome of manhood, Black ink spurs forth his college-ruled steed, toward the spiral-bound damsel in distress. She is held... (more »)
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Your Heart Was My Home Until You Handed Me an... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I removed the layers of blankets from my aching bones to excavate the secrets that were held together by saliva in papier-mâché envelopes, only to chew on disappointments and lie on shards of fragile stained glass that tampered with my flaws,... (more »)
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