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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I’m getting over you, You mean the world to me But now the world means nothing to me. I used to love and vie for your attention Now I barely give you any, I’m getting over you. You’re a conservative young man, I’m a passive-suicidal teenager. I don’t think we’ll ever be togeth...
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    Soft touch of grass on my feet Reminds me of a summer so sweet Your lips pressed against mine So in love and so divine....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I want to sleep in hopes of waking from this horrible nightmare....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Love and fantasies Float through your long lost psyche. Find your broken soul....
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    You throw me into the thorny bushes Vines dragging me to Hell The longer you wait, the more the earth consumes you. Engulfed in your mystery, I refuse to be held back. You can’t do this to me!...
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    Relentless pain Endless torture Inches from death A glimpse of my dream Dearest love, save me now From myself....
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    “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, But if I die before I wake? “ One can only wait....
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    Take a balloon and inflate it. Take a marker and write on the balloon: “Pain. Sorrow. Loneliness.” and other emotions you may feel. Burst the balloon, dig your nails in it until it pops. There, You’ve just committed suicide....
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    Why do I cut? To know that I’m living. Therefore, I bleed Because I am living. What makes me live Is what makes me love. Nonetheless, you keep me living....
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    When he looks at me I feel like he’s stroking me with his eyes, Hugging me with Love’s endless embrace, When only I am the one to love....
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    You know it’ll all be fine I’ll give you my love No need to get all out of hand You know I need you here You’re all that’s on my mind And I will cradle your heart like a newborn baby ‘Til the day that we both die...
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    Society is elite and judgmental We shun those who don’t follow the stream And we never hear their screams Of hopelessness. We push out those who are unwanted And keep them in the Forest Apart from all the rest In the back of our minds where nobody knows....
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    Rushing water past me, so cool and rough It reminds me of us, like you my love Dying inside without your love, my prince Seeing you now as I drop subtle hints And now I love you each and ev’ry day O, when can I be your little mermaid?...
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    Hello, my love How lovely to see you So full in the sky Not a horrid beast are you So underappreciated You’re the light of my life My moon, a bright halo in the sky Goodnight, moon...
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    I’m runnin’ away from here today. I need you in my arms, keep me from harm. Take me away from the evil they say, Keep me safe all the day. There’s no use crying when I’m in your arms. You make me feel so alive. When I see you, my heart goes boom, I melt into myself, lookin’ in yo...
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    You can do this, Ellie thought to herself on her way to school. Today was her first day of seventh grade. Finally! She wasn’t going to be a measly underclassman in the middle school anymore. The bus pulled up to the school, and Ellie strode confidently off it. Just before she reached the school...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    Americans take great pride in their leadership among nations. Such a distinction becomes embarrassing however when the title is claimed for the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any developed nation with nearly one million pregnancies each year. There has been extensive research on the phenomenon...
  • Nonfiction > Academic
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    Starting with William Shakespeare’s early childhood, it is known that his parents were illiterate. So, how could a child of illiterate parents be a writer? Secondly, it is known that he only had a grammar-school education before heading to London. Coming from a common birth, there is no way he c...
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    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements.” Achebe, Chinua. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre” Yeats, W.B.. What, you may ask yourse...
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    Steamy hookups, passionate kisses, warm embraces; all signs and symptoms of one thing: Love. Love through literature can be an amazing, or bumpy, ride. And you never know what's around the corner. The novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel shapes a literary adventure of passion and roman...
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    Good evening, and welcome to the graduation ceremony of the class of 2014. Thank you all for being here. When I look at these graduates, I see so much potential, it’s amazing! But how did we acquire this potential? By our actions? Choices? Yes and yes; but what pushed us to do those actions? Wh...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    That girl you made fun of for being enthusiastic; She’s suicidal and a cutter. The girl you called a dumb slut for getting pregnant; Her boyfriend raped her. That kid you called lazy for sleeping in class; He can’t sleep at night because of gunshots and police sirens. The kid you called st...
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    We all have that dream Where reality is warped, Where we'd do things we'd never Imagine. We walk down the hallway, Is it really a hallway, When it's corridors are Infinite? Each step echoes in our mind, Incessantly ringing and powerful, As we spot the door forever away, Inc...
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    When you gaze at me, You'll see an iPhone in my hand; My cold, dead hand. And an iPod in my ears Blaring beautiful music. With a Mac across my body, The screen reading: "Technology Kills" And no more....
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    I think I have seen you before. Why, yes, we do look much alike. I say, you have my eyes, My father’s nose, And, even, my part-time perfect smile. I do declare, our likeness carries a light. You’re not a child anymore....

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