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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Don’t wear black at my funeral, please   I want to be dressed in Autumn and I want to smell like Fall So please come dressed in Summer and bring with you a lovely Spring breeze   But please: don’t wear black at my funeral   Come wearing the richest Red and the brightest Green...
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    Lines lines lines Taking up all of my time! Filling my mind taking from my mind Birth pains hit the pen The words come crawling out Spewing nonsense but demanding Attention Demanding to be noticed Seen read Pain Aches Because of lines that I am willing To Write To take To make...
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    How does it feel to be the last page in a book? The last pages in books must have anxiety! Running out            of space                      and time                                 and lines                                          ...
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    My eyes like sharks   Shifty and glistening in the Dark   My eyes of grey and black and white Seeing searching lurching in the Night My eyes; like…  ...
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    I know my world is not real I know this because:   One day I found a ladder standing Straight up Unsupported   I climbed it And tapped on the sky Sitting on a cloud with my feet on The top step of the ladder   I tap       Tap            Tapped on the sky   ...
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    I found a candle with its head so hot so I gave it an ice pack and found out that it was not sick I found out too that it had just been accidentally killed......
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    the bathtub is where we are most exposed it’s the place where we walk naked and leave our clothes on the floor it’s the white room where we test our singing voices against wet doors   where we draw in the foggy paint of steam   revealing pieces of ourselves rarely seen   lyin...
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    I am still trying to find that shadowy man who disappears when I blink...
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    there exists a moment in which we realize the reason we exist:   to capture   to relish   little moments   like this....
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    My little bag of weaknesses I keep beneath my bed. My little bed with weaknesses beneath is in my head. My head is in a funny place atop a funny hill. Which is somewhere on a mountain made to look so grand but crumbling, unstable like sand teetering trees from side to side revealing weakne...
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    I tried to write a poem without RHYME I hadn’t realized this was a strength of MINE I wound up just wasting a lot of my TIME...
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    I braved a raging storm just to get to you and now all you can say is ‘how do you do’ ? take a look and see just what that storm took from me; for me to get to you, and now, how can you say ‘how is it that you do?’...
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    1~ A matchstick lit his head and burned an idea ‘til he was dead 2~ A Matchstick had a thought and little fire was caught The Matchstick shared his thought with a candlestick who lit up warm and hot and melted with it ...
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    I had an interesting thought one day it came in the door and struck me in the head announcing itself in song it followed me around yes an interesting thought had struck me in the head it followed me around all day then slept inside my bed in the morning it gave me an iced pack where it had ...
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    im sorry this couldn’t last but the pancakes were too sweet so sorry that this had to end but the shoes stopped fitting my feet apologies; this couldn’t last forever but the clock ran out of time i am sorry i had to be so curt but these words are friends of mine and they mean you no h...
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    im a sentimental sap; if we share a piece of gum, knowing me: i'll save the wrap....
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    I lay in hospital bed and stare up at my hospital sky. As the nurse’s cold hands start the flow to my arm I don’t blink as I stare up above Though they mean me no harm I can’t help but try To ask: “What ever happened to love?”...
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    I look out my window—the window of the world And I’m glad that I’m inside looking out. I see cables and wires and copper-iron casts that keep all the people from escape. They stay hooked up and plugged in and locked out- They don’t seem to mind it at all. But when I peer out of that sq...
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    The sands of time left long dark lines in the corners of my Eyes And the water droplet memories shift slowly in my Mind My thoughts run astray like the ghostly fingers of smoke from The ash tray And my mood, like the clouded sky outside, begins to turn Dark gray The yellow hue of my fingerna...
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    As I write these words for you, I realize one thing: I’m not sure why I’m writing you, since I do not know your name. But I know something else, and these things are for sure: You are not stupid. You are not ugly. You are not worthless. Although I know not your gender, or your background, or...
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    Mommy, Mommy! Why do we close our shutters at night? “Because, my dear, we live in fear.” Mommy, mommy, Why do we lock our doors up tight? “Because, sadly, in fear we all reside.” Mommy, mommy, Why must the darkness set in here? “Because, my dear, there is no light.” Mommy, momm...
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    “Hello, Excuse me!” the young lady hollered from the street corner. “Oh, please if you could only help me, sir?” Gently surprised by her presence the young man looks up from his work. “Uh?” he breathes, slowly placing the potted plant down on the edge. “Good evening,” she says pleasa...
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    It’s Okay. If You can’t speak my language and don’t know my name It’s Okay. So, You’ve had a bad day and the pain won’t go away Your stomach is empty, Your head is full, Your house is a mess But It’s Okay. You were ‘bad’ again and You cut again and You tried to jump again D...
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    If you wake up and there’s a pain in your chest You’re not alone If you start crying for the ‘stupidest’ things You’re not alone If your head hurts when someone says ‘yolo’ You’re not alone If you miss being a child and feeling safe and secure You’re not alone If you have e...
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    Standing on Thin ice The ice was thin before But now it’s cracking And here I’m standing— Lying to myself Thinking it’ll all be fine When here I am Running, quickly, out of time There are many in the lifeboats Reaching out to me Extending help, lending a hand Reminding me that I...

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