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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    David, When you first came out of that box You were so fragile, So very human. You couldn’t yet open your eyes Because the sun was too bright. A blind man so much like a boy, So much like us. How was it there- in the womb- Among your brothers, All neatly napping, Gently gestating? They...
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    Upon a pedestal stands a giant Brazen, Proud in his defiance Of a Nature that would seek to humble him. His knee will not be bent; The usurper will not be crushed. He stands erect, One hand stretched skyward To catch the blazing sun in his Palm. The other lingers In the direction of fair ...
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    I fear the suburbs And what they hide In gridline streets Too-straight streets Picket fences White houses And white faces That stare too hard from the windows The children are all alive But the trees are dead Birds chirp Upon their fossilized limbs Like fingers of gray plasti...
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    Just this afternoon I went cleaning. Scouring the room Cluttered with junk, I hunted lost marbles Hiding in the corners, And mismatched socks. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned Until I found something Tucked away On a hard-to-reach shelf. A photograph I had forgotten all about. On the...
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    We could have been the best of friends. Yet somehow, we ended up on opposite teams In fate’s game. It’s funny, how one minute my face could be an open book, All congenial smiles and honesty With some implied hurt Hidden in the pauses, Before it would cloud over, And bring a bitter taste...
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    I felt a little timeless Gazing at the mountains. Those same mountains That have watched Settlers, generations, Cities rise and fall. Those same trees That have witnessed The fury of the sky And the tears of Heaven. Under the mountains, I felt a little smaller....
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    He does not know where he is going. The room smells of burnt toast and runny eggs, Half-baked ideas still cooking in the oven, And unfinished dreams Scribbled on white lined papers that litter the floor. His eyes stare into the distance Not seeing far-off vistas, Only the snowy blur of his ba...
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    As long as you're happy I'll hide my tears and broken heart. I'll play nice when he's around, And I won't make you feel uncomfortable When you kiss. If you ask me to leave the room I'll step outside the house. If you ask me to walk a mile I'll walk two. I&...
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    When I hear your name I think of us lying in the sand, Holding hands. Bathing in the sun We thought summer would last forever. Just you and I, us together. When cold nights came A sanctuary was found in our embrace, Our safe place. In you I knew only the best of times. You stayed str...
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    Dad’s off drinking again, Mother’s praying to Jesus Hanging on a wall By a nail. She asks Him, “Forgive my son, He knows not what he does.” But she doesn’t hear you Weeping outside her door. “Mary, Mary why,” You cry, “Can’t I be the one I want to be? Why can’t you se...
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    “Where were you last night?” cries the Mask in a harshly amplified, metallic screech. She struggles against its grip, but the talons, extending on ashy-white arms, only dig deeper, and she is forced to kneel in the muck and grime of LAW Street. “We repeat; what was your location at 2200 hours?...
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    What is a best friend? Are they the person who makes you feel Like you're the only one in the world When they wrap their arms around you, And hug you like it's the last time you'll ever touch? Are they the one who waits When you have a little catching up to do Whether it's...

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