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  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    The salt water was ice cold as it brushed up against my ankles, a welcome relief after trudging through town in my now too warm winter boots, which I’d left sitting on the tiny, cement front porch of my sis… well of Kat’s cottage. I’d wandered about a mile from there, and I had no intention ...
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    Walking through the hall You sit at an empty table Minced meat and mashed potatoes On your plate, you stick your tongue Two inches before the spoon Your mouth, eyes staring blindly My mother leans forward So that she can direct the spoon towards Your open mouth, she reaches To touch...
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    I wonder if you can understand how Scary it is to watch you open your Mouth to speak a tongue that no one can know How to interpret in your life’s old hour. I look to your daughter whom you do not Recognize any longer, who sits tight- Lipped, thinking of the things that you’ve forgot, He...
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    She is a true southern lady, A package deal, accent included, Big hair sprayed to the consistency Of steel wool, hardy, strong, Raised on cornbread, fried Chicken and sour cream Pound cake, and, of course She learned to live that Way, without any fear of Butter or sugar, But always hes...
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    My aunt and uncle were hesitant at first to let me watch their daughter when the both of us were so young. I was only about eight years old when Lauren Iris was born. Coming for a visit to my parents’ house could be their break from work and parenting. If only there was someone else to take care o...
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    1. I visited Ground Zero On a trip to NYC when I was a sophomore in High school. I remember everyone being So exited and all I could Think was, “Oh yeah, we’re going To see the sight of a National tragedy. Hey, maybe we’ll See some Ghosts while we’re there.” F***. ...
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    I can see it in their eyes, a glimmering, melting glass that glazes over and threatens to spill when they think back to the days when life was easy. My parents aren't from around here. Louisiana and Massachusetts are pretty different necks of the wood. They both grew up in big, nosy fa...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    the greatest moments of wisdom are the ones that go left unnoticed...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    My mouth is burning, Aching for a way out Of its cage. DO NOT BLOCK DOORWAY All sensation is dulled, All thought numbed. The Door is the only way Out, but the door Is locked. DO NOT BLOCK DOORWAY I have the key. I am The key, and if I could, I would open the door And hold it op...
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    The greatest moments Of brilliance are the ones that Are left unnoticed....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Music. It's something we categorize and judge but rarely do we think about the purpose of what we hear. Some songs were written to excite, to make your heart beat faster, to give you that thrill that everyone spends their whole life searching for. Some songs are meant to in...
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    I have just discovered that the walls surrounding my life, preserving my blissful naivete, were made of glass, for they shattered and came crashing to the ground when pierced by but a single arrow from your mouth....
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    So often abused by the pens of poets who find a metaphor and seek to claim it, tame it, mold it into something it is not and shield it from the world's unworthy gaze failing themselves to see that by hiding it away within the deep recesses of their minds they have dulled its ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    a single teardrop rolls down my face as I say my final goodbyes...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    killed by their hunters he hangs in the square where they laugh at his spirit...
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    look into his eyes and you will see that his years have been rich with life...
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    the circus creature living the life of a slave longs for his freedom...
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    Mighty Elephant Revered for all he is, and Killed for all he's worth....
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    the little pink block that strips my thoughts from paper strips me of myself...
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    the baby holds on to his mother's tail like my daughter holds my hand...
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    long noses, rough hides, huge, powerful bodies, but they have human eyes...
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    how patient is the elephant who waits for us to see our failure...
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    gracious is the world who carries us on her back as she dies from us...
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    the bond of brothers is only broken within the realm of mankind...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Weapons that both attack and protect, Melodies that voice the thoughts of the one who sings them, Teachers that everyone can learn from, Love letters that convince people they are loved and make them want to love back, words are Freedom....

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