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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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#2
Goodbye
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I remember As if it happened yesterday A blood orange bulb In a crimson sky Hovering over miles of halcyon tides Your hand like thread Interwoven in mine Goodbye. (more »)
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#3
Nothing At Last
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With posies in her pocket She skips With each jump her hair sways And flips Clouds of ashes coat the sky Heavy they fall And heavy they die Without a care she continues Skipping and swaying Til she is shot down Smiling and praying For a... (more »)
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What Happened to Us
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What if Things could go back To how they were before My stupid mouth decided to tell you Everything and ruined the carefree friendship That we had and turned it Into something that I always feared: Censored and refrained, Quiet silences... (more »)
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Content
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She catches us by surprise And scoops us with her gentle fingers Refusing to release her hold. And yet sometimes we fall Straight from her grasp. Some plummet to the gravel Some slowly drift to their feet Dusting themselves off as they... (more »)
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I Didn't Say It
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"You can tell me anything" you said As I sat in your car for too long on a Saturday My logic shushed the words back before they fluttered out Maybe I could tell you anything But I'm not certain you'd want to hear what... (more »)
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Ocean This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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the depths will swallow you up with no compunction they’ll drag you down they’ll grab your ankles and pull you down past the schools of red, blue and yellow down past the coral down past the farthest layer light can reach until you... (more »)
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#8
Voice
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My voice feels wrong and hard As if there is a barrier it is fighting against – Throwing itself against – And I sound so pained and I can hear it. Break through the wall – If you don’t say it then there really is no end, is... (more »)
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#9
Clouds
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How much space you consume Blanketing the dichotomy Between land and space. A semi-permeable barrier Suspending between what we know And what we don’t. You are the wishes of children The location of their dreams The place of gods.... (more »)
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#10
Close
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Two freckles on the back of your neck Sit quietly in my gaze – My pen goes slack on my notebook when I Catch their immobile dance. Glancing into their shy world behind your right ear, I see how close they are – almost touching –... (more »)
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#11
I am from
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I am from female and male From nurture and nature From skin, heart, and blood Perfectly planned I am from Saints and The Gateway Arch From distant hearts now watching over with him I am peaches, cotton, and sunshine Raised to listen and... (more »)
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#12
I Still Cry Out For Her
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Her name it rains like a song spewed from Heaven. But will anyone love her? She shows her might like a bird in flight. Can you learn to love her? You'll never meet a girl like her. She's a love that knows no answer. Her love has... (more »)
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That D.C. Guy
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Best Friends Yeah we started out that way Your “shoota” I was that I don’t trust guy like that But somehow I trusted you FaceTime every night Okay Had your back whenever you asked I did that Listened to your problems Best... (more »)
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#14
Never Again Daddy's Girl
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When I was little Up until the age of five No one could tell me That there was a daddy better than mine Then one day you decided to go Never looked back Not a word was heard Not a tear was seen As a little girl You were my favorite Now... (more »)
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#15
The Story of Us
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Best friends since freshman year No one knew me like you Two pieces of one half Ying and Yang you can say i loved you and you loved me But what can you do when two tragedies meet And become one big story Two tragic heros Two stories... (more »)
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Wilted, yet standing
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The specks of dew on green veined canvas, a white lily blossoming on limpid dreams perishable though, not wasted, yet— but someday would be. Words, heavier than the meaning they bear, sink in the depths of the heart, where... (more »)
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