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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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         ;   it’s simple, really i’m the author of my own story i control the ending   my story’s still in progress i will not give up   life is a sentence and mine just keeps on growing   it’s crazy to think a simple dot and dash holds so much power...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Lunchbag in hand, I roam the crowded hallways in search of a quiet place to eat. Eyes trained downward, I avoid eye contact with all my old friends. How had my life become so pitiful and lonely? When did I become this sad? *** She hasn't eaten all day. Has she even touched her lunch? Am I jump...
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    I am young but I am strong. I am flawed but I am perfect. I am happy but I am sad. I am whole but I am broken. I am fast but I am slow. I am beginning but I am ending. I am laughing but I am crying. I am a living contradiction. I am proud but I am ashamed. I am bright but I am ignorant. ...
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    I want to be the type of girl people remember, the one you see in the store and can’t get out of your mind. I want to be the girl guys want to stay up all night for, the girl they just love to talk to. I want to be the type of girl everyone loves, the one who isn’t afraid to talk to people....
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    the monsters of our childhood have more in common than we know crouching in our toy-filled closets or slinking beneath jumped-on beds, these imaginary creatures instilled in us a feeling of dread we avoided the dark they called their home; our innocent happiness warded it off we tho...
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    Everyone says it's okay to walk out of someone's life if you don't feel like you belong anymore. But what no one tells you is that it hurts. It hurts a lot. It hurts to see someone you once called you best friend being best friendly with someone else. It hurts to not...
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    it makes me sick how sadness is addicting. I've grown accustomed to the empty feeling that wells up inside me like liquid lead and the paralysis that traps me inside my head. it's all so familiar and so natural in how it just comes so easily to me that I can't stop myself fr...
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    Live for birthdays smiles that touch your eyes hot cocoa on a cold winter night your first love change being able to say you made it the colors of fall heartbreak healing adding another candle to your cake sunrise taking risks the laughter of your children Push through the dark days ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    In the beginning of my junior year, my best friend was diagnosed with an eating disorder and depression. We started out the year with many friends but, gradually, the number dwindled to just the two of us. I watched her go days without eating and nights without sleeping. Over time, she came to re...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    I'm not perfect, physically or otherwise, but that hasn't stopped me from trying my hardest to get as close as I can. My whole life I've felt slightly inferior to my peers, and I've tried my hardest to lessen this gap that only I can see. But as I've grown and matured, I&#...
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    She reads about People she'll never meet Places she'll never go And the adventures she'll never have To forget the Friends that she's lost The home where she lives And the experiences she tries to forget....
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    You're not your age, your weight, Your height, nor you name. You are not defined by your past. Rather, you are the books you read, The quotes you love, And the days you can't keep it all together. You're not that pimple on your nose, The slight pudge on your stomach, Your ...
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    They all tell me I'm wonderful, talented gorgeous or funny. And for a while, I believe them. But then I go home. And sit in my room Alone And it all Comes Crashing d o w n . . ....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    do you see? she stops smiling the moment you look away. her face holds a blank stare, as though she's examining some great nothingness, or contemplating the meaning of life. you ask her a question. her response is brief and shorter than before. she laughs at her favorite joke, but her...
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    Growing up, there was this boy who rode my same bus. Everyday when the bus stopped, he sprinted home, backpack thumping with each step. And everyday we laughed because we didn’t know why he ran. We didn’t know that he always ran home to see his troubled big sister. You see, ...
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    You keep it all inside, claiming it's the safest place to hide. And you see destruction as a form of creation. But did you know, that it takes ten time longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart....
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    She says it's the end of the world And she doesn't know what to do. So she screams and she cries Because she doesn't know why It had to turn out this way....
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    And her grades dropped; from all the work she didn't do. And she stopped eating; less than one helping rather than two. And she couldn't sleep; at best, three hours instead of eight. All these changes were subtle, but at a steady rate she slowly fell apart, disappeared, trait by...
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    At the meet we all were running, our opponents we were shunning As we raced towards the finish line. Wobbly and a bit unstable, I fear I won't be able To claim this race as mine. My thighs are burning, for air my lungs are yearning. "Never again" I whine. The girl beside m...
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    Can you imagine a world without time? A world with no months, with clocks that won't chime? We have clocks on the walls and in our back pockets, Calendars, schedules and alarms off like rockets. Yet birds are not late and dogs don't have time lines. Deer do not abide by their daily ...
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    It made me shiver. I about made up my mind to pray, See if I couldn’t try to quit, Quit being the kind of a boy I was and be better. I sat there thinking And got to thinking about our trip down the river. I see Jim before me all the time. I was the best friend old Jim ever had in the wor...
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    He had come a long way, raised [himself] up out of nothing, right out of the gutter, to this blue lawn, a fine appearing gentlemanly young man. The old island here flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes [with] vanished trees [that] once pandered in whispers the last and greatest of human d...
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    It started as a need for control over something. Regulating what goes in and what comes out. It was invigorating, empowering. It started as a desire for beauty and perfection. Barbie became the role model and goal. You wanted to be gorgeous, skinny. It started as a nee...
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    Everyone else controls little bits and pieces of me, bits and pieces of my life. I'm split up among them and they pull, and pull, tearing at the parts of me they hold. It's like they forget that the pieces are still attached to me. It feels like I'm stuck in the middle of a ...
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    She was different, didn’t quite fit in. She wore vintage clothes, they wore the latest styles. She was real, they were fake. She was happy, until they broke her spirit. She was here, until they tore her down. He was weird, an outcast. He liked to read, they liked sports. He loved life, th...

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