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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She paints her nails blue, because that is everyone else's favorite color. She straightens her hair, because no one likes her hair curly. She wears tight clothing, although she would rather wear a T-shirt, because everyone says she looks better that way. She talks to jerks, because ...
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    When we were young, we played hide-and-seek. We jumped in piles of leaves. We swung as high as we could until we got sick. We played baseball, and you always won. When we were young, I taught you how to tie your shoe with that funny story about the bunnies. I told you it was a bad idea to ...
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    I am in my room looking down at the nonsense numbers on the page and the letters that go with them and I think of you, out of no where. I smile, though I don't know why, and I look at my phone thinking maybe you will call me, or maybe even send a text. I grab the phone and dial your ...
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    I stop. I wait. I listen. But you are not content. I talk. I give. I comfort. it isn't time well spent. I think. I share. I answer. You say it's not enough. I sigh. I stand. I tell you: Just get up and be tough! For I cannot do everything that you must do yourself....
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    This poem that you're reading Is about my first true love. My heart continues beating Though he's gone and far above. In heaven does he wait for me He looks down with a smile. He really hopes he will not see me for a little while. The days and nights I spent with him are not t...
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    She is not the girl to act out in class. She does not try to stand out in the crowd. She is not the lead singer in a song, or the actor in a play. She likes to be behind the scenes, where no attention is drawn to her. She sees that boy, the one that makes her blush. But does she say hello, or...

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