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Top Voted Free Verse Poems

Here are the 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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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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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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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
We Have Moved On
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Do you ever think before you speak? Or do the words flow out of your mouth Fast and quick vodka Sloshing over your red cup spilling venom on your so called friends have you ever opened your mind, eyes? Just like you tell me to open... (more »)
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The Rape He Blamed Me For
You can't clap with one hand He says while on the stand. No decent young girl would roam around at night. Little did he know I was out to get a bite After a long day at work with no food in my stomach. I had invited the rape, I had... (more »)
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#8
Cellophane
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You know my story How the government created me How I steal away innocence and show no mercy How I come wrapped in Cellophane You know I’m no good Yet you fein for my love My numbing touch The way I melt away your pain Electricity... (more »)
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#9
blue iris
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a gleaming brightness dances softly in a halo of graceful, radiance surrounding her as she walks barefoot     through prickling shrubbery lingering among the pinewoods wafting through a quiet, bony summer of blazing lilies and... (more »)
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#10
His Everything
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His messy brown hair His angel winged vest His black and gold Harley His sweet smile His hidden soft side His protectiveness His muscular arms His stubbornness His loyalty His everything (more »)
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Death
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Death is a tricky thing Comes out of nowhere Whisks them away Somewhere new Somewhere old Somewhere warm Somewhere cold We don't know Until we go Until we grow old Until we become something else Until we aren't where we should be... (more »)
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I'm Sorry
I’m sorry. It clouds my mind with worry, regret, and sorrow. As I flashback to slamming the door, the nightmare plays over and over in the back of my mind, and I hope it’s faded from yours. Does it even cross your mind? That door... (more »)
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#13
Operation Rolling Thunder
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  I awoke with a start, to the clash of thunder rolling like a heavy bulldozer through the calm sky. The distant battle rages on with every flash of lightning and every explosion of thunder, like a mortar hitting its target.... (more »)
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shower thoughts are the saddest
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Tell me Tell me how Tell me how your head Stays on your shoulders Because we both know It's not duct tape. Tell me how your brain Is in one piece Even if it is mismatched. And as you sit; together; I fall And fall. So tell me, How... (more »)
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#15
Free Fall
By , Clarkston, MI
Slowly I stroll to the balcony , look down from top of the Empire State . Has been days since the day you died . Someone yells up to me :”Don’t ...” Just like I begged you before . Did you listen to what I said ? None of those... (more »)
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Two People
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Two people took a baby - swaddled in white A brawling thing - a bundle of tears Their first grandchild - a baby boy And they kissed him - to ease away everything   And they watched him grow up From baby to toddler to little school... (more »)
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