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Top Voted Free Verse Poems

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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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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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Mind Caution
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Her name is no harmony Hear her blessed blessing No symphany Seeing what can not be seen by the eye The eyes of others Shy is her serenity For not to come lately does he Simple a task Too good to last A common plea Resentless... (more »)
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The Way of Life
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Old trails and new grasses, that's what makes me feel alive. Walking along the muddy trail, I come to a hidden pond that everyone has forgotten about. I stand on the worn out dock and gaze into the woodlands, which lie just across... (more »)
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The Meaning of Beauty
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It's more than just sound, Not merely white noise in the background, A distraction from the real world, Or a way for us to rebel. They're more than just words, Flying off a page with a thousand Glittering wings showering sparks. It's... (more »)
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I sing myself
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I celebrate myself, and sing myself, Me with the Chi and blood flowing through all my meridians and collaterals, Me with very breath I take, every chuckle I utter, every tear I shed. Born in a small town fifteen cycles of seasons ago, but... (more »)
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Unspoken
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There are words in my head, Even if you can't hear them. You say I'm shy and quiet but I know it's for the better I smile and laugh And mimic happiness Only to mask my pain. Behind every okay, There's a part of me crying. I see dozens... (more »)
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Life Lessons
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I'm learning to say hello And I'm learning to say goodbye And I'm learning to say please and thank you Not remaining silent, when someone says Hi And I'm learning not to yell And I'm learning not to cry And I'm learning (though it... (more »)
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The Dempsey Roll
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Ding Ding! Uh-oh here he comes, fists a-flying Left and right, oh wow these sting Again and again my guard he’s smashing BAMF! His glove crushes my side It feels like he punched in me a hole Six inches into my hide Now he drops into... (more »)
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#12
Happy
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Is a sweet cat Jumping freely Living peacefully at home A cat makes me feel strong and beautiful (more »)
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#13
Look at Me
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Yes, that’s me Look, and you’ll see My hair is bright red My eyes are gray blue My arms are pretty weak My hands like to write fast My heart is as big as can be I’m smart I never give up My friends are amazing I live with my mom... (more »)
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I Am..Better This Way
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I am misunderstood and gentle I wonder how many worlds are out there I hear the little voices in my head I see a blank space I want to travel this world we live in I am misunderstood and gentle I pretend to have empathy I feel... (more »)
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Disappear
I’ve always wanted to disappear. Get away from everything going on. Away from the needles and the fears, Gone from the yelling, the screaming. I don’t want to go back. Keep me here. Don’t let them in. I want to disappear. The way... (more »)
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My life goal
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My life goal is to live authentically and with purpose, To never engage in activities that I don't believe in,  And to never do something that doesn't come from the heart. Thats why I'm going to stop writing this poem. (more »)
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