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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    what if you conquered North Africa and the rest of the Mediterranean – ruled with a swift hand like a sword, what if you found a stranger and called him friend, and another and called him ally? what if you fed them ideology and stood atop a cliff overlooking the desert and named the cities bel...
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    The album "Move Along" by the All-American Rejects, released in 2005, is one that you should not overlook. A sophomore album, it is punctuated with upbeat songs balanced by less upbeat songs. It both starts strong and ends strong, beginning with the upbeat "Dirty Little Secret", ...
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    We are not far enough into the countryside to be safe, but not close enough to the city to be afraid. That is the only line I have to say, but I can't, because I have to keep it. It's mine. Nothing in the world is mine anymore, and it hasn't been for too long, hours of bated breaths t...
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    the last thing i should have to do is recite my allegiance to a piece of cloth, recite my allegiance to a nation under a god i don't believe in, repeat a pledge that tells lies - how is there liberty for all when saying that meat from a colorado slaughterhouse is unfit for consumption is ...
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    i want to ignite the spark that burns our scripted little universes to the ground, craft a world where we are not required to lie, to force smiles onto our faces and cheery words into the atmosphere...
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    i never did a single thing but love you and you broke me to pieces on the floor daddy, when i was seven and we still lived in the suburbs and you spent of your time working - growing that forest of plants in our basement - i couldn't see why you wouldn't play catch with me like the...
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    your words are like hands that shove me, but i'm the girl who can't be moved...
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    my Grandfather's ashes lie in the Corner of Mother's bedroom, hidden beyond Urn and Cardboard, kept from me like the rest of her Secrets, hushed-up Marriages and family Deaths that I cannot be fooled to look past Grandfather often visited this place we call Home - but never once...
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    Your father and I slinked across fantasylands by night, taking ourselves to a tiny cottage above a green valley near tumbling cliffs, and we swore that when one of us reached our point of demise, we'd take their bones and use them as stone, building a bridge across the valley, and you, my ...
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    when i was little, i wanted to be the reason the sun rose and set, the reason stars shined and the world was beautiful when i grew older, i saw that the sun rose and set regardless of whether it was my request years later, sometimes, when the world is beautiful enough, i will preten...
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    i am not the girl who likes a guy, but if i did, it would be you...
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    am i really such a radical now? if so, times have forced me to be, and the words i spin are inspired by the facades of our rivals am i some kind of liar now? because i can't tell, even when you smirk at the words that fall off my lips, they are my reality i think you can tell that o...
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    Keys will open doors, but only if you find the key that fits the lock...
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    oh man, it's kind of - not too much, but a little bit - terrifying, isn't it? in the middle of nowhere and the stars without the moon, and the trees are dark shadows, like jumbled bunches of nothingness stuck in the middle of the universe and i don't know where the sun went - o...
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    if i could, i would take random words and spin them until they were gold...
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    I think you are a stranger, wrapped in secrecy: I don't really mind....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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                 (dunkle) softly the darkness whispers                                                     itself onto you silence screaming louder than sirens chirping of crickets more mocking than a thousand              ...
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    "take me with you" the child whispers into the cold of the night against the crook of her elbow, staring out a frost-covered window at the icy-cold world where each snowflake is like the drum beat of an entire tribe "take me with you" strangers mumble, voices...
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    In central Pennsylvania, where mountains rise, there is a stretch of highway that seems to go on forever, weaving between mounds of land, passing forgotten little towns here, the stars do not explain themselves, just take their places in line, and clouds fade into the mountains, moon fades int...
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    “first and foremost, we are americans” say presidents, judges, and speakers alike, repeated by the everyday joes of tennessee and texas, maryland and minnesota, but they lie, because first and foremost, we are humans, citizens of something more spectacular than manmade institutions  ...

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