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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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One Line Poem
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Walking to my car in the cold dry air, and slipping on black ice I didn’t even know was there. (more »)
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Untitled
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                                  Terrible twos                                    they say,                                                  ... (more »)
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Family Hair
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  Hair in my family is crazy. My step dad has no hair but his head is a shining as a ice rink. My hair is an ocean wave crashing into a surfer. My oldest brother ricky has a nappy afro. Victor my youngest brother has thick and... (more »)
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Hairs
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Wayne, my dad has had grey hair almost his whole life.  With it slicked and smacked back to perfection, every morning I hear the blow dryer changing direction.  My mom on the other hand, different story.  With hair blond as a blondie gets. ... (more »)
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#8
Loss.
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it hurts to remember crying at the edge of a 6 foot hole surrounded by people you've never met in a country classified as your own in a place you are supposed to call home it hurts to remember how life is so futile and how fate can be so... (more »)
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Lonliness
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The feeling of loniless can be so hard to bear I scream the words of sadness but no one seems to hear they scowl at me push past me in the halls they dont seem to care, if i utter a cry or fall they don't seem to know they dont seem... (more »)
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#10
Subway
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Illegible graffiti on the door A mysterious liquid on the floor A Woman on the phone full of sass An old Russian man drunk off his a** A bewildered group of tourists puzzled by a map A smelly homeless man taking a nap random trash... (more »)
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Lost By:Nicole Ussery
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Stuck bewtween three you and me Clouds coming down from under One from the past and two to come.Along came the thunder.As you must know here I stay but without you I shall stay lost forevever (more »)
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What is a Dream/ Was It a Dream?
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What is a dream? Is it how our minds cope,  When we are left barren, without hope? What is a dream? Is it simply our subconscious at play, Or is it showing us something deeper, and darker than day? What is a dream? Is it what we... (more »)
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Three Sleepy Koalas
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They are the only koalas that understand me. I am the only one who understands them. Three Sleepy Koalas with stuffed bellies and fuzzy ears like mine. Three who belong here on this tree. Three fluffy little bears living away from the city. The... (more »)
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My Height
My father’s height is average; not too tall, but not too short. Although his height is average, his outgoing personality is very large. My mother is slightly taller than average, but nothing out of the ordinary. Her caring and responsible... (more »)
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Love you will find
November 17, 2014 If only I could be the smile on your face Or the tears taking its place If only I could replay the way you sing me to sleep Oh, those words I wish I could keep If only I could see your sweet eyes all the days My heart is... (more »)
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One Thousand Shining Lights
They are the only ones that dazzle me. I am the only one who admires them. One thousand shining lights that glow and light up the night. One thousand amongst millions in my neighborhood. One thousand shimmering lights here to astonish me. From... (more »)
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