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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Every Sunday is exactly the same. I sit in the same pew in church as a hundred empty eyes stare politely and mouths open when they're supposed to. On the way home, I tune out my parents' chatter about who attended and what they were wearing. I mount the stairs and climb into bed, b...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    when there's no escape and this skin that I'm in is so easy to break...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    she shed all of her red and she shed all of her brown she was happy as those unwanted pieces of her lay on the ground but somewhere, sometime she shed also all of her gold and left behind nothing but barren bones...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    We all drown in time Not flexible enough to Allow for a breath...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    A look can take your body. A kiss can take your soul. A tear can banish the poison. But millions of tears just flush away the time. No escape behind the veil. Time loses meaning When you have forever on this side. My eyes will never see anything clearly As I stare back out of the bathr...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I love you And the way you stand, as if waiting for the next blow. Bent, Like your wrist as it flicks another stroke Of a soft lead pencil drawing every curve Black on white and all in between, But nothing is straight If no one is allowed to simply love someone With a love that is mo...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Fawkes may be reborn from ashes, But humans aren't so lucky. Muggles and wizards alike, always in flames. A soul isn't safe even when Split into 8 and carefully hidden. Humans cannot use Aguamenti To quench the fire that engulfs them As it hides under Invisibility Cloaks, Animagi...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    I live in a world Where everyone puts you In a box and stares. A world where labels Organize bodies into Their neat, little rows. All chaos neatly Packaged within order and Tied with a ribbon. Never to stray out Of your box, or break free From your binding bow. To forever have ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    the miracle that is the fluffy white corn hid within its hard shell...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    I like to think that I'm a realist, but really I'm just a quitter....
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
    'Snip. My eyes squeezed shut. The person in the mirror had been staring at the stranger in the chair. Pieces of floor were scattered among locks of hair.' The salon was filled with the heady scent of perfumed gels and mousses which were meant to curl, scrunch, style, mold, and bend th...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Once she leaves All I will have Left is a slept-in bed, Painted walls, And a broken iPod stuck on Somebody That I Used to Know. All I want to do is sleep. But nothing is possible but work and Tears, Pens and word documents, And an filled calendar. She's gone now, And I still ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    When you can't seem to fall asleep Because something about tonight feels slightly off. Perhaps the silence was turned to quiet By a misplaced sound. Perhaps the warmth was turned to heat By a too-heavy comforter. Perhaps the stair was turned to creak By an unwelcome visitor. Per...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I sit at my kitchen table While clutching my lifeline The cup, when there is no water to quench my burning, scorching thirst Remembering, as if in a dream When I used to feel sad when it rained But now, how I would welcome rain in this drought And suddenly, I’m thinking... I’m thinking? ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I sit by the window seat Watching nature continue to bloom Watching the world continue to spin But to me today is the end of the world Because you are gone I close my eyes And a hint of a smile forms on my cracked lips Because I'm thinking about you I feel your warm touch as you squeeze my f...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The writer who holds the pen Is an artist for he paints Delicious pictures with scrumptious words Which the mind hungrily devours; His mind, hand, and pen are one. The pen, enjoying his work Glides gracefully like a skater on ice; His ink freely flowing throughout his body Making him warm ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I step out of the door of darkness And onto the threshold of light Into the huge, open world The wind hits me like a ton of bricks That explode into feathers on impact And fly off like sparks or butterflies Whipping my hair behind my shoulders Caressing my cheek like a mother’s gentle touch...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Running, running No time to stop and catch my breath Turning back is unfathomable You're gasping for the air you so desperately need Your load gains wait with every step Your chest aches and burns as if it's been set ablaze Yet you push on. Running, running Up the endless hill O...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The tears are a relentless flow Gushing, gushing from my eyes With screams and sobs shaking me Desperate breaths between my cries. The sadness pouring out of me Means that my soul is trying to say That my depression and desperation Will drive me insane if it must stay. My tears are rain,...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    You were lost in the wash only yesterday But I have faith you will come back to stay You best friend, Mr. Shoe If very sad, missing you Toenay L. Polish, your next door neighbor Has faded with concern and stopped all labor And don't forget about your wife She's living now a lonely l...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    What leads someone to giving up? Have they failed to the point of forgetting success? Have they welcomed defeat like an old friend? Or accepted downfall like sleep after struggling to stay awake? Maybe they have lost everything And are buried too deep to dig themselves out. Perhaps th...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    A wall so thick Impenetrable glass Encasing you And still closing in Though you scream, kick, and pound There is no sound No cry of despair to reach a helpful ear You sit down had, defeated For you have met and enemy you cannot destroy....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The love you've given to me is like a rose, A full rose with silky petals of scarlet, With a stem in its youth, perfectly green, And a fragrance so sweet you can't resist. But now the ruby crumbles and fades to brown, The leaves shrivel up as if left in the sun, And the delicate pe...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    When you can't hold on anymore When you can't keep pushing When you want to surrender When the hopelessness threatens to crush you When it seems everyone has given up on you When you've given up on yourself When the wall you've been leaning on crumbles to the ground Whe...

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