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  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    In the beginning, I read. My memories of elementary school involve trekking to the library multiple times a day, always filling the limit on books you could check out. Armloads of books, weighing down my backpack, filling up my mind. I actually didn’t start reading on my own until 1st grade...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    The United States was founded on the principles of EQUALITY and opportunity. Our Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal.” And yes, the founding fathers meant men, as there were no founding mothers. In the 1770’s most women could not inherit property, let alone participate...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I think I spend a majority of my time waiting Waiting for the page to load the tide to turn the weekend to come the clock to cheat a heart to beat I'm tired of waiting I don't want to spend my hours remembering a few moments because I am dying who knows how fast?...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You said it yourself after coming home from the steeple in a group bound by blood and thirst we all want to be the last one standing even if we have to climb over the tears of those we once “loved” I’m may be alone in this but I have a different definition of family than my genetic...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A square table crying in a dusty attic four folding chairs easy to move, easy to lose And the table remembers through the golden haze of time meals with a delicious weight But one summer the table was abandoned and three times a day the folding chairs were opened in a square but with walls...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Moment of unity but one stands taller and he smiles louder. There are two hearts but a solitary name....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Raindrops make waves freeze frames show mountains each with its own valley creating a border and a connection waves hugging each other circles filling circles, ovals, squares circles every moving never roving but this drop knows that puddle smaller than that pond weaker than that flood f...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The yawning chasm exhausted from sleeping all these restless nights. The night sweeps me off my feet and as the sun begins to rise the world falls under and the blaze floods. Crawling through the noon shadows, behind the open spaces I hide. My armor begins to bleed and the ledge grasps my fi...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I have a key I hold it in my palm and watch the stars wake up as the world goes down I can’t see the moon without my key but the butterflies and headlights bathe in the light of the moon every night without my key I can only see the red rays and shadows of morning I stare at my key wit...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Sometimes I look into the abyss the monster that is the future I don’t know how I’ll make it to the next storm but time knows no tears it stops for no one no matter the grief, no matter the joy every moment is no more and no less than the time before its over there’s no remote in my ha...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I want to be someone’s first choice just me not my smile or my time or my trophy shelf or my tears or testimony just the slab of stone beating inside of me I want to go a day without the black veil of loneliness or my shackling smile to wake up and have a day worth opening my eyes in...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She’s a straight A student she wears a smile like it’s her job she volunteers on the weekend she’s a varsity athlete she’s the one with all the friends she’s the first one to finish the test she’s tall and thin her shoes and socks always match but she always wears long sleeves....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Until it rains I will be right here standing, clinging I guess a drought can last as long as there’s someone to count the days I’ve been here awhile I can’t seem to leave no matter how much I want to get away the skies promise they’ll return as soon as I give them my last drops but...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    my tiny hands stretching to grasp the football 'cause you never taught me how when I miss you it's not about the big things it's about the empty parking spot and the things you never had time to do with me you never taught me how to throw a tight spiral or how to mow the lawn ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    anger, seething, chaining flaming red but why do I grip it with white knuckles as if it's my steering wheel but I just noticed it's crushing me so my coping mechanism is creating another problem I'm scared of a happy life mostly because I'm not sure it exists 'cuz I...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Surely fathers were not meant to leave, and mothers were not made to cry. Children should wear smiles not secret scars. Angels have wings for flying not hiding. There must be a better wake up call than screaming hearts. I hate the love because it doesn't exist....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The fear of failing not yourself but the people who hold your soul in their hands the filter, the anchor it’s not irrational it’s the people who see past the scars on my wrist, past the trophies on the shelf, into my broken heart you’re the reason I lie to my therapist and smile ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Where am I? Love goes straight to video and the other half goes to court. Blood lets us down so the definition of family has been expanded. Family time now means therapy because we talk to our phones but not each other. The past and future always seem greener and green paper keeps the world...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I just ran a half-marathon I ran through my broken and proud city. The fans cheered for the runners and held signs “Our Strength is in their memories” “One Boston.” I felt the surge of love carrying me forward seemingly halfway around the world. Uniforms lined the route I smiled and ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    When I was little my brother and I built our future out of Legos bricks and dreams piling high, every color but never could we reach the yellow road. We ruled the world only to find the world had rules paint on a smile and don’t talk about your Legos. When I was learning to read my countr...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Beyond Before but not in time Ever elusive yet I cling to you Strong rope, invisible until I cry You silently make a sound Wait until I blink And then you’re gone Into the gloom, into the sun You are with me in love Yet you leave when I fall Or is it just that I’m not looking Shadow b...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    They tell me, look before you leap, and think before you jump, but a smile is worth a million cautious decisions. Not for a smile in the mirror but one right below your tears....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Walk cautiously, jump impulsively, reflect often, sleep little....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Tiny seashells tucked in my ears Twenty hours a day I hear loud noise Yet no waves of the sea instead I hear my escape Every day and night I Fill my ears with rap and ballads Anything but the constant fighting They wonder what I’m listening to Anything but you I reply They don’t hear m...
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