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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I write too many poems to You You must be tired of me trying to shove all of These misdirected words down your throat without ever Telling You who You are. I’m sorry I put you through an identity crisis By changing your face on a daily basis There were times when I was in love with You ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    On the day I signed the final divorce papers, All I could think to say was, "We should have kept the receipt." Nothing in our family spelled out regret The same way how pointing to the white slide in the backyard did. We bought it two months before we got married, Thinking of all the...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I don’t know what I would say the first time she pushed away an uneaten plate at dinner and said “I’m full” when it’s written all over her face how empty she feels inside. And I don’t know what I would do the first time I noticed blood dried on her razor and neat criss cro...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    you had no right to stain her skin with your fingertips as if you owned her. those are the curves she once wore with pride, but now they burn where your nails left their scars on her flesh. i hope you never forget the tear that fell from her swollen eyes as you claimed her te...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    when i began growing in instead of out, becoming more and more tangled in my own existence, like ivy coiling and folding over on top of itself. because there was a time when i gave away pieces of my life the same way i exhaled air, without fear of ever running out of breath or n...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    In physics we learn that an object with Zero potential energy can still lose Energy because zero is relative, Which is why when you told me: “You have to be selfish and think of Yourself. You can’t keep giving away pieces of Your heart or else you will be left with Nothing,” I laughe...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I was 15 when I fell in love with you And 17 when I admitted to myself that it wasn’t love or like or hate It was in love. I cried, I think Because it hurt too much. Because I was ashamed. I knew nothing could ever change how I felt No matter how much wrong you did by me...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She paraded into our house On Monday night As an uninvited guest in the storm “I'll stay for a day Or two,” she promised, But lied. She paraded through the Door Uninvited, lit Candles, And handed us Books In place of our Electronics. It was fun for a while Until it wasn't. She l...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    And I was the land. It seemed as though we were eternally separated by either the vastness of the sky or the all consuming darkness of the night. “I’ll be waiting at dawn,” I would whisper into the wind and you would know because faithfully the next morning, you would be there. We would mee...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    I spent every day of the week after my father’s death in his closet. I would press the white cotton of his shirts against my face and inhale the smell of his fading cologne. I wanted to hold onto him with everything I had. I didn’t know how to let go, how to say goodbye. He hadn’t finished ...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    A life measured purely in days means nothing. Rather, I’m beginning to measure my life in moments. Happiness is often ephemeral in bursts of laughter or unexpected smiles. Sometimes life is too beautiful to bear: sunsets that you stare at, hoping to cling onto the sun’s warm glow, writing so lov...
  • Opinion > School / College
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    Perhaps the largest problem is the fact that it is considered an art rather than the moral lapse it should be. Cheating is obviously wrong, but natural. As long as competition exists, there will always be some degree of it. However, the dilemma arises when people cheat with a sense that it is compl...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
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    I stand in front of the mirror in a bared vulnerability as if my reflection could kill. I avert my own eyes as a lingering shame surfaces itself from its hallowed shelter. For once the girl who stares back at me is gaunt with an unfamiliar, stoic emptiness. My skin itches. There is this implacable ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    When I was younger, I used to feel really self-conscious because I wasn’t fully asian or fully white either. I felt like I didn’t belong anywhere, as if I was some sort of quasi-human. I always felt like an outsider between two worlds. I always kind of resented my parents. I desperately wanted...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    “It’s okay if you fall,” They whisper from ten stories below, ”We all make mistakes. We’ll catch you. We care.” Eyes closed, Falling backwards, Breaking everything-I-ever-learned-in-Physics. Time stops-- No, it travels backwards while I’m standing still, but free floating though air...
  • Hot Topics > What Matters
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    I will never be completely sure of the day when we all decided to grow up and abandon the things that made us happy for the things that make other people happy. The more I think about it, the more sure I am that somewhere along the line we all forgot why we do the things we do. We just do them becau...
  • Hot Topics > Health
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    Her name was Ana. She was so beautiful when I found her; aren’t they all? I wasn’t looking for her specifically; I was just trying to find some sort of self-medication. My first mistake was letting her into my life too fast. I was fragile then and she was strong. Before I knew it, I was followin...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Sometimes I wonder if it just me who is trapped in time. If I am the only person who doesn’t feel when time has passed and can’t tell when to stop. The day doesn’t end; it’s just broken up into fragile chapters, which are read, only to quickly fall apart. For someone who doesn’t seem to ev...
  • College
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    The only clear-cut thing I have learned in high school is that your intelligence can be quantified. Perhaps it can also be implied that this number is the only force driving us to try to understand our world. Comprehension has been completely eliminated from the equation. It seems as though I a...
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