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  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Confessing you have a problem is the first step, so I’m told. “Hello, my name is Meagan Smith, and I am afraid of letting people get close to me. Not like I’m a scared to stand next to someone on a subway because of germs, I’m not a messed up germaphobe; I’m just scared of intimacy. ...
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    A successful student. Every school wants more than one of them. But what does it mean to be successful? The dictionary says success is “the accomplishment of an aim; a triumph.” The small, private school I attended until I was fifteen defined a successful student as one who fit into their handma...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I can’t look in the mirror. I’m not the girl I want to be. My reflection is of someone else; A hollow shell of the girl I want to be. Like a drifting cloud, I drift. I’m not the girl I want to be. I pound the reflection with my fist. In shards of glass, the girl I don’t recognize ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Optimist: "Is it ignorant To see only the best In someone?" Hopeful: "Is it unrealistic To think that we Can change?" Dreamer: "Is is wrong To believe I can make it?" Hypocrite: "Yes."...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Seeing someone I love is like putting a sticky Band aid on a deep cut. The hope covers the loneliness, the sadness, the fear And makes it look whole. Then the time comes for the Infamous goodbye and the band aid Is ripped off, leaving the deep cut, Irritated and bloody. There is no easy...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A red tulip stands alone. Amidst the frosty months, She shrivels up in the weight Of the snow. But she comes back. Always. As soon as the green Blades of grass poke Through the white, She is there. Again. Her home is unkempt And surrounded by a Wall of bricks. Weeds grow around he...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
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    I cry Every night. I’m not pretty, I’m not smart, I’m not good Enough. What am I supposed to do? I do The only thing I know. I tell her she’s not pretty, I tell her she’s not smart, I tell her she’s not good Enough. Is it supposed to make me feel better? We cry Togeth...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    There is not a distinct line between good and evil. J.K. Rowling makes a point of stating this fact over and over in her books, The Harry Potter Series. Along with the other, more obvious, villains such as Voldemort and Malfoy, Rowling’s inspiring hero, Harry Potter, can also be understood as a vi...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am a prisoner, Shackled and bound Behind the iron Bars of myself. I see the good That I strive for, Stay in my mind; Never to be done. I struggle, I fight, Against the metal That holds me back. I am weak. I rest in the Cold, dark cellar Of my sin, where Light is not present....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You strive to change this world. But so many worlds have been Touched already, By your gentle, broken soul. You show me that each face Has a name and a bottomless Yearning for affection; A love that won’t ever leave. You have opened my selfish Eyes to the pieces of people, Shatter...
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    I wear a mask, made of plastic. It’s painted white, because I don’t want it to be transparent. I cut a gap for my lips, just enough space to whisper the right words. Two, small punctures align over my brown eyes. The holes are large enough to see, but small enough to hide the colors of emotions ...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Verse 1: I am a blind man, in a maze that has no end. I am a weak soul, that can’t stand up without falling down. I am a hopeless child with nothing left. This isn’t me. Chorus 1: I’m not gonna break down ‘cause this is not over, I’m going to fight strong to reach the end. And if I can...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You have hands meant to be held, To help me cross the street When I forget to look both ways. You have strong arms to hold Me, wrapped in a blanket in the night When I can’t breathe without you. You have eyes meant to cry Along with me and for me, Because I’m still learning. You ...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    May 2, 1349 Merchant ships came in today. Not that it really matters to my family or me, the lowly serfs we are. Remi, my brother always takes me down to the ports to watch them come in, though. He says the people on the ships are very well educated and rich. He says we will learn new methods to ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    When I don’t remember who I am, because I have been stripped of everything I thought I was, I feel lost. I feel worthless and broken; because that is what I am to the world. To you, I am full of worth, broken, but fixable. When I don’t remember who I am; You tell me who I am and what I used to ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I have so many emotions and feelings Right now. I don’t know what I should do, Or what I should be feeling. I keep so much a secret. I don’t let anyone know What I am feeling. I can put a smile on my face When I need to. But I can’t do it forever; I think I have finally snap...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    The cemetery was fairly big, but the amount of people there filled it up in seconds. Before the short service started, the family and friends of Aiden were grouped together, talking in whispers. Sad whispers. Janice Bentley stood quietly in the front of the group, clutching her husband’s hand ...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Verse 1: A blank canvas, An empty page, A fresh start is all you ever wanted. But you're stuck In the whole you dug for yourself. You've made mistakes, but you are ready to change. part before the Chorus: So lean on me, and I'll help you stand up, And become, everything...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I would cry but I don’t have any tears left. There is nothing to feel but anger and helplessness. There’s so much sadness you can’t show it, tears just don’t cut it. Once your eyes grow dry you can feel your heart weeping quietly. It’s a sensation that grips you and shakes you down....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    This is not goodbye, it’s only the beginning Of a new chapter. My life is changing, But I am staying the same. I may be crying now, But tomorrow I will be jumping For joy of a new page. Please wait for me, don’t forget me, Love me forever. This is not goodbye, I will be back....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I walk in the room And feel the stone stares of those who don’t approve of me. I hide my heart as I pretend not to notice. Their backs are turned slightly away from me, Telling me I am not welcome. Rejection. I exit the room, almost giddy with happiness. I hide my heart and pretend false ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I don’t know why you chose me, but you did. And ever since, you’ve changed me, for the better. I don’t know why you chose me, but I’m glad you did. I don’t know why you chose me, but you did. And ever since, you’ve never left me. Others can’t say that, as I’m sure you can see ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    What do you think of when you hear the word love? A caring embrace, words whispered to you alone? He will leave you, alone and in silence. A vase full of red roses with a note attached? The roses will wither and the note will get thrown out. When I hear the word love I see a bloodied, dying ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    It always starts with the little things, like a dog. A dog that enticed a young girl, who wanted Nothing more in the whole, wide world. One day she came closer, soon after the girl was never alone. The dog stole her heart and so did its master. Years went by and the bond only got stronger. ...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    I am not a normal person; I don’t have the same human feelings you do. I am not usual; I am not unusual. I am a very sad and sorrowed person, and yet I am always smiling. I am unexpected but expected at the same time. I am what you are not, yet you cannot reach my standards even if you tried. I ca...

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