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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I imagine a pleasant stream Colored like a rainbow with A touch of glitter, Covering the toilet bowl Like a film of beautiful tapestry. But sadly, it cannot be. I imagine it is real stars I see When the scale dips below A hundred and three; But the dizziness clouds E-ven-tu-ally And I ...
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    Article 5 by Kristen Simmons Summary: Years have passed since the war, and things haven’t been the same since. Kids are being dragged out of school and sent God-knows-where due to infractions laid out in the Moral Statutes; regulations that are making less and less sense. Seventeen-year old ...
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    Sara Zarr’s “How to Save a Life” follows the intertwining of two girls’, Amanda and Jill’s, lives. Jill, dark and cynical, is – after a year – still heavily mourning the death of her beloved father. Others tell Jill she’s like a whole different person than she was before – and not ...
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    Our atoms can ne- ver touch but I'd like to think my heart has reached yours....
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    Reconstructing Amelia follows the story of working mother, Kate, who receives a call one day from her teenage daughter’s school telling her that her daughter, Amelia, has been suspended and needs to be picked up. Due to traffic and work obstacles, Kate arrives at the school late, and by the time ...
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    Laurie Halse Anderson's latest Young Adult feat chronicles 17-year-old Hayley's senior year in a new high school after settling in a new town with her father, who is haunted by internal demons. A war veteran, her father finds day-to-day life difficult to deal with and turns to alcohol and drug...
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    “Brain on Fire” is a brilliantly articulated personal account of a young woman’s unforeseeable descent into madness – though Cahalan’s comes in the form of a suspenseful tale as well as a memoir. Diving headfirst into the book, you will initially come across familiar waters as Cahalan desc...
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    I’ve found a place where I’m afraid I’m Not where I was before, Icannotdealwiththefactthat I have found a hollow space to nestle in quietly, With little turmoil – this hole I have found, I can scream and Miraculously, no one will hear it But me. Outside of my lay-me-down-to-slee...
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    Through different moments of clarity, I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t carve any definition of myself into stone, because each phase of life deserves its own definition, yeah? Taste-buds, thoughts, feelings, seasons: they all change. And through my own kind of evolution, so do I....
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    I’ve come to that point in living where the future is too near, and I have to push it back to free my mind from the troubles that come with overthinking what I am supposed to, or what I will choose to do with the rest of my life. Doctors continually describe my life as a rollercoaster or a s...
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    Bit my lip to stop Hearts encircling your name, from Blazing on billboards The city lights can’t Steal my heart tonight They watch jealously Butterflies threaten To escape from my stomach Soaring o’er heart-beats...
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    There was only one thing for certain that I knew to expect from the book as I fingered past the first few pages: the Lisbon girls, all five, were to be dead by the end of it. It’s not a spoiler, my saying so, because it’s not only pointed out on the first page but in the title as well, that ther...
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    We’re not the same We were shattered But we’ve been born again You can still see my breaks We were shattered Earthy bits caught beneath my fingernails You can still see my breaks My face wears different masks Earthy bits had caught beneath my fingernails Be careful with my pale taut...
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    Sure you can say You said it, you did I’m not the girl To forget goodbyes in a day But I hacked the chains Set you free Or that’s what you made me cry to believe I hung on too tight Or I was just too much You were running in circles around me I was bleeding and such Behind the fac...
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    Suddenly the world has gone mad in a bout of sadness Where vipers fly and chirp They don’t dare to sprinkle caskets It is in a bout of sadness That existence is the most free We wouldn’t dare sprinkle caskets But instead pursue dreams to fly Existence is the most free Where waters c...
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    Stick Figure is a memoir by Lori Gottlieb, basically a collection of diary entries written by her 11 year old self. Though it is now many years since the young Lori developed a near-fatal eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, after uncovering these journal entries, Gottlieb had them published. Thou...
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    Would have jumped a bus Instead, than hear your hard truth In sickness, had to go Arrived a young girl Still full from sips of Diet Coke Too many papers Dad held me in his Lap, all of my ninety pounds I didn’t sit long Baby’s goodbyes Dropped off in rehab to fend But not feed my...
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    ‘You’re going to die’ Crazy woman spoke in blunt terms I can recall laughing out loud Or perhaps it was all in my head Crazy woman spoke in blunt terms Questions darted towards my heart Though they missed their mark Perhaps it was all in my head Questions darted towards my heart T...
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    I won’t panic In a bathroom stall because I have to be alone To allow these bodily functions But I’ll writhe until I can get my fingers to scratch Raw spaces on my back to Ease the anxiety that is crawling up my neck And making my fingers shake And quive...
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    Setting boundaries With a friend in denial Makes a troubled mind This paranoia Don’t know what to make of it It’s all-consuming Putting health at risk Mind’s painful comparison She wins, but not me...
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    Identical hands in warmth and cold Mine is the one that clutches your fingers Your stillness is really quite bold From birth my heart was easily sold At the end it is my lips pressed to your forehead Identical hands in warmth and cold I can’t feel your heart beating with its liquid gold ...
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    We shared our dreams I slept in your cocoon So we could grow old together And more beautiful with each day We sleep in your cocoon There’s no warmth to be found We grow more beautiful with each day But the walls have grown cold There’s no warmth to be found Your crinkled smile retai...
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    There's first name pretentious or otherwise human Difficult to determine through this foggy lens Another visit to her beating heart Once again I am given a jacket upon entry For they say the weather's too cold The tour-guide a feeble-looking character Describes the exhibit as ...
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    I can imagine myself as a lone wolf on-stage in an auditorium filled with hundreds of teenagers, and I know if I stated ‘Raise your hand if you are a warrior!’ I wouldn’t exactly see the makings of a wave. Are people ashamed to be warriors, embarrassed to admit the mortal power they contain wi...
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    It is undeniable that classic shows and entertainment from the beginning of Broadway theater are the foundation of modern shows you will see in all over today. It doesn’t matter if there’s thrusting or corset strings busting; it all came from somewhere, and even the professionals today can learn...

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