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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You have a lover’s grin. Smitten; she only glanced; Just a second of her attention; And you swell in that second. You swell like a raccoon Dead On the road side Puffing In the July sun. If only the fruit On the other side Hadn’t appealed to your sensitive nose; Perhaps then you ...
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    He was a boy with a sitar. He followed a man with bodhisattva ears. The Sitar Boy had seen America three times in this life; he saw it once on his own and twice with the Bodhisattva Eared Man. The Sitar Boy had dreadlocks once, but he had cut all of his hair off a year ago. Currently, the cherry...
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    We’ll just talk And our words will walk Across the stage. They never age. We’ll just stay In this place Where everything is okay And young hearts race. Let’s loose our shadows. Cover our windows And fall in love....
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    She can’t sleep. So she thinks. Mid-July Grandma’s Cherry Pie. God’s don’t lie. She cries. She cries. She cries. Knowledge, she decides, Is a possessive ex-boyfriend. Why did she ever kiss the fruit? Sometimes, she wishes she had just married ignorance. No one tries. By ...
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    I like writing poetry In red pencil, Outline dreams and machines, The kinds that kill. They like burning books and things. Then they feel free, Of standards, Truth, and cursed rings. Goodbye boundaries He likes watching her dance. Butterfly wings. Oblivious to her trance, But, she can...
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    It’s 1:48 AM On a Thursday Night or a Friday Morning. I’m thinking of you. Your music notes. Your curled toes. Your mud-pie moats. Your suicide rose. Are you sleeping? Are you dreaming? Of me? I’m thinking of you. I’m dreaming of you. You stand on a ladder. There’s a...
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    Your eyes are different than mine. They Glow a greedy Green. Like the world, the one you see- Very differently than me… I see the world as what it could be, Rather than what is it… I tend to care more about yesterday, Than I do today… Wars of a hun...
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    To you, I sing. For you, I love. Sunlight spreads affection across my face. Wonder, and faith, and sleeves of lace. While childish ideas of love linger, His hand brushes my calloused fingers. “Sorry.” He says and stumbles away Leaving me alone under golden rays. Of course, I’ve b...
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    First, we (the explorers) Learn. Words are easy. Writing is hard. And vice versa with an "et cetera." We discover language. Embrace it. Make it. And Yet... Those of yesterday mourn, chanting "Oh Captain, my Captain...", holding us...
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    It was always confusing, almost fun and mostly terrifying. It reminded me of when I was younger, just a child dancing in the dirt and stones of my very own country road. I paid no attention to a darkening sky only to my feet moving offbeat. but, my song was interr...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Cold November Rain Is disheartening to those Without a warm coat...
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    I believed I was a word. Like all words, I believed I had a definition. And I did. My definition was plain and simple Like my name, Sarah. But I am nothing like my name. I wasted days on my definition. Carefully refining those few words That were mine. Or so I thought. I was ...
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    There is a feeling in the air A word I cannot place As if these pages will tear If I do not keep a steady pace So be it… I am to life as rush is to river...
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    dancing is a way of moving with the world. or against it. away from it. towards it. free yourself from it. become it. dancing is freedom to just move without worries to just move with yourself But I wouldn’t know; I'm no dancer....
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    I was just received a Text Message. “How are you?” It reads. I am- ANGRY! Bored. Longing for a good joke. hungry. Terrified of myself. Just want to be by myself. BROKEN! Not okay, Need Help, Need to scream…. FUSTRATED! crying Alone…? Afraid CONFUS...
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    I’ve got problems. You see, I’ve got these words. Words that don’t have meanings, Words in the dictionary, But there’s no definition. And then I’m left Pondering my freaking brains to mush About words without a definition, Words without a meaning, Words that shouldn’t be i...
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    Is there a place in this world For those who are good At not being good at things? --- One must know That there is a chance Of Knowing nothing at all. --- One day I'll fly away and find a song. One that isn't just about freedom But is freedom... And Happiness....
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    I am the river; Rushing waters and angry currents. Whisking away All that wished to stay I am the jagged stones. The mountain’s alabaster tears, Lost by the riverbed, Longing for the mountain instead I am the wildflowers. Vibrant colors awaken in spring, Songs of birds, Quiet words...
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    She is a firefly Searching for a way Out of the glass jar Where broken wings lay She longs for the world The one that surrounds her But she cannot be in this world All around her Spending her days Searching for a light If only she'd look at herself And trust the sight Drowning ...
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    The man that stands alone awakes Just to watch as his world breaks Thoughts pelts him like freezing rain The man shunned by the sane The man that lives an earthquake He sulks about avoiding all windows What, you ask, brought him to be so low? Death stole his logic and heart Reduced him to ...
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    “Mischievous pirates from your shallow sea Stole all my words, my poetry And still you sit there quietly sipping tea” When the silence ceased, to me you say “It is not my fault you gave your words away” Then you hold out your hand as if there is something I need to pay I remain sti...
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    Mist surrounds This home of these people around Some are not named Some have souls yet to be tamed In this home of mud and stone A voice does not carry a tone They have more than one heart More than one home to part But only one end Two places to ascend Falling sound Words in the grou...
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    What do we seek- When thoughts wander? As our mind speaks- What do we ponder? Is there a reason- For our intelligence? Who committed such treason- To give us humans a mind?...
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    I am a writer A dreamer A seeker I bear many names And so does my game I am a writer An artist of words I am a writer A follower and a leader A student and a teacher I see beyond lines And spot the signs I am a writer A dancer of words I am a writer A painter A patient ear I cra...
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    Cowering beneath a shield of moonlight, I whisper to my delicate hands, I wish that I could write… I wish I could harness the fireflies And bring them to form beautiful poetry Upon their paper, the night skies I wish I could paint pictures with words Each detail being flawless and preci...

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