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  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    The first step to painting your room is deciding that you are ready for a change. Your room is one place you can call your sanctuary. It's the place where you wake up in the morning, staring at the ceiling and wondering what's in store for you, and the place where you crawl under the blankets at ni...
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    Since I've always been known as “that shy kid” and “the girl who never talks”, I'm not sure what was going through my mind when I decided that I wanted to speak a different language fluently. Maybe this life-changing epiphany struck me as I was staring blankly at some thought-provo...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We used to fall in love, Back there, by the lake, where the moonlight fell down almost as fast as the rain, and where every drop of dew that slid to the tip of your nose was almost as beautiful as the moments when you'd catch my tears with your sweaty palms. That was long before w...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    women want to be delicate, soft, beautiful but with the strength to grow and change, to become something no one ever expected them to be, something that has improved and evolved in a metamorphosis, so complex, so simple so perfect, so enduring no one ever really knows how they do it t...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters weren't evil. In fact, Cinderella basically just acted like a completely horrible person all the time. She shoplifted lip gloss from the store counters, stole her friends' boyfriends-of-the-week, lied about everything, insulted second graders...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    with all my strength, i’ll offer myself over to you. and you’ll probably stand there, awkwardly, clueless. but i promise that the lightning that strikes our windowpanes (just as silently as trickling raindrops) will spark magic in your darkened eyes and lonely lips and when you lay...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    i swear to god, or to the tree spirits or someone’s else’s ancestors that one day i will be that girl with the six-inch heels and dripping umbrella standing in the times square of tokyo, watching millions of souls and black-haired, rosy-cheeked japanese mothers and fathers and babies a...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    i wish that i could say that we parted with loving goodbyes, or that there was a reason you had to die. but you were still hop scotching and jump roping and i had just discovered the magic of lipstick, cars, and movie theaters and i’m sorry that one day, i stopped holding your ima...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You’ve got the heart That poets and greasers possess (But wear it on their sleeves In different ways) And everyone is convinced They’re original, yeah Sure “Original” hasn’t existed since California punk-pop bands and Microwave pizzas were invented And you’re a real piece of w...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You’re walking the thin line that’s been Drawn and distorted centuries ago, Long before your old soul Had begun to unravel The meaning of it all. Oh, and they say you might be An angel, that you’re strong and Beautiful, yet Just as corruptible as Satan himself, But here, in your ear...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    in the great scheme of it all i’m sure i won’t care that the AP and IB kids ever looked down on me for flunking math and skipping class (once or twice), and that the daydreaming i did will help me more in life than any extra moments spent in libraries, and that my pet bunny has given ...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    This season is turning over old leaves This time they’re deep red and gold. They fall from the trees like rain, They are slaves to race with the wind. This time they’re deep red and gold, And if you’re at a perfect angle They fall from the trees like rain, Somewhere, floating in the s...
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    This is a place I can only dream of. I think I lived here in another life. Paper-thin sakura petals Linger in my memories. I think I lived here in another life, Is there any place more beautiful? It lingers in my memories, That city in the pouring rain. Is there any place more beautiful?...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Usually when I take a look at myself in mirrors, I see a tomboy that looks too young and too short for her age. I see chubby cheeks and unattractive shadows on her face that are cast by the glasses that make her eyes disappear under them. I see a goofy smile and crooked teeth. I see someone undeserv...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    The 69 Eyes – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams She pushes play. She turns up the volume as far as it can go and then she slips her beat-up iPod into the shallow pocket of her skin-tight, black jeans. It’s ironic how she finds comfort in this kind of music—dark and rebellious, walking the lin...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    There’s this girl I used to know I’m trying to remember And I see her in the distance Orange leaves falling around her, They’re drifting to the ground And they’re losing hope Just like her. She’s wearing these beat up black boots, A dirty white dress… I remember that dress, ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Valentine’s Day All the lovers cuddling for warmth Children passing chocolates around Teenagers kissing in the snow… And on this day, I let my hands freeze over the chains On this swing where on year ago, You pushed me. Valentine’s Day, And it’s 7 P.M. when darkness drops And the...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I’ve lost the word Somewhere in the afternoons We spent wasting time Wandering my town In the summer last year What’s it called? When we’re screaming like No one can hear us Even though we want them to Stupid teenagers. We learned the hard way You can’t skateboard in Converse Epi...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    I could feel the water Burning in my lungs Making me collapse In a minute it would be over. But for just one second, I saw all of the beauty In the majestic world I had never seen before. One second, And I saw my true love Dancing in the waterfall That was drowning me, Killing me. And i...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    It's midnight Rain and thunderstorms Fog and dew I'm in the dark Where are you? North star Guide me home I'm lost and alone. I miss you. Full moon, Light the lake tonight. I need you more than ever. Show me the secrets In the black water Too cold to touch I'm searching for you. G...
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