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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Playfully perched on the precipice of potential, The congested cloud dangles, its curious head forward. He exhales one astounded raindrop. Big toes lean, hearts wean, and corneas see The adventurous repercussions of realized kinetic energy. If love can move mountains, hate can halt ocea...
  • Hot Topics > Environment
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    Earth day is in April, and yet this April has been anything but Earth friendly. On April 3rd, two to three tons of fuel was leaked into the ocean during an oil spill. On Wednesday, April fourteenth, Iceland suffered a monstrous volcanic eruption, which produced vast ash clouds that hung over Europe ...
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    My future will be mine. It will not be determined by meaningless expectation, pressure, or society. It will be unanticipated by everyone I’ve ever known. It will be written about in newspapers and recalled in others’ memoirs. It will be everything I want it to be, and nothing anyone else wants i...
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    “I’ll take the hamburger, please. Medium rare.” Have you ever thought about what exactly you’re consuming when you order a hamburger, or the effects one lunch can have on your health? The answer to these questions is distressing, disgusting, and surprising; it will make a vegetarian out of ...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    “Why can't we just go to a friggin restaraunt without listening to five other tables' conversations?” My husband asks, serious and obviously frustrated but still trying to keep it civil, avoid a full blown fight. “I mean, really Noreen, when was the last time you listened to me o...
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    “So, tell me about him!” I demanded in an overpoweringly girlish way. “Well,” she started, smiling and fingering her brand new too many carrot diamond ring, the one she’s been dreaming about since the first grade. “He’s so sweet, so gentle, he always puts my feelings before his own....
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    I walk through New York City engulfed by deprivation and disappointment. I see homeless people who are not only entirely destitute and helpless, but also sick, limping, coughing, roaming with nowhere to go, and no one to help them. I am in the doctor’s office in line to pay for my check up and t...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    I am watching. I am watching, hearing, seeing, and feeling it happen. And yet I am not changing it. I am not shouting or moving or warning or stopping. I am frozen. My forehead is leaning against the cold window glass, I had been watching for his car, waiting. He is ten minutes late, then fifteen,...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    “Just a little longer, ladies, that’s it. Becca, I know you can last longer than that, don’t get lazy on me as usual. And June-“ She stopped at my mat and raised her voice to make sure everyone could hear her. “Your chatteranga is simply deplorable, I thought you promised you’d work on i...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Some worry About how they are going to feed their children, pay the mortgage, stop themselves from wanting to pack up and leave. I worry About overcoming my trivial pet peeves, applying to college and maybe getting into the ivy leagues. Some hope They can make it to tomorrow, over...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I'm stuck in this silence, can't get away. The ticket out of this trap is to voice everything I need to say. The problem isn't that I'm unwilling or scared of this view; it's because, now, more than ever, I have no one to say it to....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Step after step after anticipated step, Millicent wondered how many cracks it would take to creak her whole familys' backs. After a few particularly aggressive stomps, Millicent began to feel a strange sensation in her toes. It spread to feet and knees and legs and before she knew it, she f...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Despite reassurances and constant proof, it's not just me who's doubting you. After proclamation after proclamation of "Yes we can!" I now wonder silently, Maybe you can. But as for me, well I'm still stuck in my own mess, Wrapped in worry and concern and stress. ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Too much to ignore, Only one way to tell for sure. “Well?” You say, in a bitter sort of way. “I…had no idea.” She Shakes her head, as if disbelief will take away The feelings I’ve kept in so long, hidden, and treated as a curse, Her eyes tell me that she didn’t...
  • Opinion > Points of View
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    I believe the opposite. I believe girls are stupid and hyper and inappropriate and boys are smart and calm and polite. I believe children take care of their parents, with every kiss or hug or proclamation of “I love you”, with every naïve observation, uninformed belief, unrealistic statement of...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Pastry chefs who burn their art, Dreams can end but never start. You quiver quietly in your safest places. A concern that never leaves your mouth, never dares to penetrate Your miserable self doubt. You only worry when no one’s there, your own mind becomes your inner lair. I softly ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Baptism and salvation, Regret and condemnation. Air soaked with what could have been With what fate forgot, what karma ignored. The picture had always been in the back of my mind, A comparison between the illusion I’ve created, And what is, what exists, Things I now only want to for...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Looking out the window Engulfed by sights I don’t know It’s refreshing, No longer depressing. Not searching for any Hidden meaning. When I’m trapped, Feel slapped, I can escape. By shedding my skin, taking the shape, Of whatever I like, I can change once, I c...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Sunshine can be daunting. It’s direct, confrontational. It’s supposed to be inspiring, motivational. Now, it’s easy to sleep. But I just can’t wake up, can’t take that leap. The shining rays make hard to escape, To close my eyes and just erase The past and all my mistake...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    I am absorbed by this subway station, So enthralled, I feel I’ve already reached my destination. Sounds, colors, people galore, I think I’ve already found what I’m looking for. The Beat of a drum, the crowd’s gentle hum These musicians are Undiscovered, underpaid, Yet among th...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Not over yet, still penultimate. A multitude of sounds, so specific, so intricate. It’s your music, the melodies a portrayal of everything you can’t say. I listen and wish I could still see you, your face etched with an array of emotions. You were always so intense, your feelings deep as an...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    A cranky old man yawns but the rent’s still paid. Nothing you say or do can take that away Sailing free on a chilly October night, trapped on the 9:20 Rules are like tools only fools dare to use. It’ll be hard to wiggle yourself out of that conundrum, huh? A cranky old man yawns...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Swept up in the spirit, you’re oblivious to reality, Preoccupied with the holidays you have no time to restore global calamity. New clothes, new shoes, new gadgets, And the news reports of crime, poverty, starvation, you change the channel to a holiday movie, Preferring this more pleasa...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    I have horrible death perception. I think only of regret, of deception. The things I envision for us after our time has passed, Are far, far worse than whatever’s preached to you at Mass. I strive to live the best life I can. So that I can have fewer regrets than any other man. It’...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    Mirror, mirror, Reflect my face, Mirror, mirror, Show my race. Mirror, mirror, Tell me what to change. Mirror, mirror, I’ll do whatever it takes. Mirror, mirror, I beg you please. Or I’ll fling myself from one of those tall, tall Oak trees. Mirror, mirror, Can’t ...

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