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    I am rational. Soul mates? Sure, why not? But let us look at statistics. Of all of the people in the world, In all of the places, Out of billions, One is for you. Will they speak your language? Maybe, probably not. Will they be available? Maybe, probably not. Will they be even remotely c...
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    I am rational. Soul mates? Sure, why not? But let us look at statistics. Of all of the people in the world, In all of the places, Out of billions, One is for you. Will they speak your language? Maybe, probably not. Will they be available? Maybe, probably not. Will they be even remotely c...
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    Holding me together Binding at my seams Skin pulled taut like wire Emotions and thoughts test the strength Bombarding these stitches Holding me together. But there are rips Waiting to cleave me open Rip me apart. The thorns of negativity Will unwind me And demolish the stitching Holdin...
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    Welling up from my gut, Slipping into my lungs, Smothering and stifling my breath, A dark slime moving through my organs, Wrapping around my heart, Thud, Thud, Thu… It curls up my spine, To traipse around my mind, Blocking out reason, rationality, sanity. I’m gasping, and rolling. Tryi...
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    I celebrate and cherish, The earth that I live on. The mother that gives and takes, Everything. They tell me that I am wrong. That I will go to their Hell. That their way is the only way. That I must obey. I reply that I have no faith in faith. I do not trust their hate and demands. I ...
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    Why do I write poetry? Is it to be noticed? No. Because I have to? No. Just because I am good at it? No. None of these are my reason I write because my soul yearns for it. To be expressed in beautiful ways. I pour it onto paper. So that it isn’t as heavy. I read it only when I know it won...
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    Like ink on a paper, But durable, Perpetual Ideas in script, Ripples across skin, and muscle. They are phrases, falling from your mind, To be imprinted on the heart. Contemplate every thing, Plan well, It should be a duplicate of you. Tattoos. The expression of the soul. Shimme...
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    My control, My hands. Slender digits topped with stubby nails. Soft skin marred by the small ridges of work. The outline of a pencil impressed upon them. The slim purple trails of my life blood, Under my life lines. They have served me well. But because of heavy emotion or activity, They ...
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    Have you ever tried to write poetry calm? Like yoga meditation-type mellow? No conflict, Not happy nor sad, Just baseline collected. Have you ever written a poem in want of emotion/ No smiles, No tears, No heart-warming verses, Just flat words on a lined page. Have you ever attempted...
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    Settle Down! Quiet Down! Sit Down! Oh, Mother I wish I could, But there’s this energy inside, And I can’t contain it. Calm Down! Get Down! Slow Down! Why Mom? Why can’t I climb, jump, and screech? Why can’t I have fun? Climb Down! Don’t fall Down! Stay Down! All I ...
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    It swells with the rain, My little puddle. Each drop jumping, The growing puddle’s heart beat. It shifts and morphs, Till it is a little puddle no more. Mud mixes in, Creating patterns, faces, bodies. I watch my puddle, As it ages and changes. Until I too become a puddle, To mix wit th...
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    You see it all the time, In movies Or in the car. A little piece of paper, Floating in the wind. It whirls and gyrates. Like an airborne ballerina. You watch as it is sucked up, Into the vortex of spinning wheels. Unable to look away, You are hypnotized. But then you are too far away, To...
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    It’s dark. The skeletons tell me stories. I sometimes visit Narnia. It’s dark. Clothes hang limp. The skeletons’ sordid tales dry up. It’s dark. My legs are starting to cramp. I want out. It’s dark. I’m leaving today. I’m scared, maybe another day. I’m in the li...
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    My heart feels light, As my muscles force me up the hill. Exerting pressure on the peddles, The burn ignites my soul, impelling me up. At the top I feel like a giant, Ready to conquer the world. Going down wind pushes against me, Dragging cold fingers through my helmet, hair, and clothes. At...
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    The muses will drive you crazy. She will keep you awake. They will howl in your ear. She will yank on your hair. They will inspire and then desert you. And you will be kept on the brink. But they will make the best of you. The muses will drive you crazy. But you should love it....
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    I rest inside my slender box. Abiding my time until it opens once more. The hinges creak and light rushes in. Obtuse faces gaze at me grinning. My haunting melody begins. Forcing my body to stir. I twist and contort. Trapped by the small circumference of my stage. The music ends. Ja...
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    Thrashing in my gut. Clawing at my throat. I keep my jaw tight, And fists closed. Ripping at my mind. Deafens my hearing. I stay silent, Trying to control the beast. It quakes for release. It roars for escape. I drown it with music, Pushing away with sensory overload. It is b...
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    Pitching and tossing, I find no comfort in my bed. Words and ideas tumble in my head, Pleading to be brought to life. Pictures storm in my mind, And my hand itches for a pen. Eyes exhausted and drooping, But a mind buzzing and quivering. Red lights boast of time, Taunting and ruthle...
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    Friends have been lost and gained. Relationships have blossomed and withered. Knowledge has disappeared and been found. New and old experiences have been had. Now I stand in my cap and gown, Surrounded by the familiar faces of my classmates. Tears blaze paths down my face. I can’t believe...
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    When I first moved into my house, In a brand new neighborhood. I stood in the street, Taking in everything around me. Lush trees were everywhere, Enveloped by green I was happy. There was a pond and a stream, So close to my home, That was saturated with life and water. I had my own forest, ...
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    I am at peace in my car, The smell of old upholstery surrounding me, Mixed with a touch of cinnamon, The old seat hugging my body, Butter soft leather under my fingers, My dream catcher guarding my dash, I find peace in my car. I am at peace in the rain, The smell of damp earth filling my ...
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    A slow roar, Like a stampede, Moving closer and closer, A never ending crescendo, It engulfs you, Lifting you into the heavens, Your heart fills with pride, Then it ends. You are thrown back to earth, But now you’ve had a taste, And you are hooked, Because it’s a drug, You will fig...
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    I was watching my brother the other day. At the tender age of five, He plays with imaginary things, That I can no longer see. When do we forsake our imagination? When do we stop seeing other worlds? When do we cease believing? When do we abandon our freedom? Children crave the independe...
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    The whistle blows. bodies rush out, Like horses released from the gate. Mauling each other with feet. The ball slips out. A small boy gets it and rushes to the goal. A larger boy, goes for it as well. The smaller slides across the floor. The larger scores. Smaller sits, in the sta...

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