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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I read somewhere once That if you are buried under an avalanche You lose the ability to tell Which way is up and which is down, But instinct still kicks in And you have no choice but to dig, Frantically and haphazardly fighting for your life, Even though there is a fifty percent chance That ...
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    I read somewhere once That if you are buried under an avalanche You lose the ability to tell Which way is up and which is down, But instinct still kicks in And you have no choice but to dig, Frantically and haphazardly fighting for your life, Even though there is a fifty percent chance That ...
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    I find myself thinking of you in past tense sometimes, As if you are dead Instead of simply gone, When we were growing up We always talked about all the places we’d go Once we finally got out of here, But we both forgot That you’d be leaving so much sooner than me, Brother, On the night...
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    I used to know myself, The strange inkblot of a girl I found lurking at the edges of my mirror, The unfettered weather balloon, The abandoned amusement park, The perpetually revolving door, The unstruck match. I could not bring myself to love her But I was learning how to stop hating her ...
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    I am a hollowed out marionette letting people pull me wherever they want, trying to look normal for them, trying to act like a human being to please them, I don’t remember how it feels to not be empty...
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    1. Forget the sound of her laughter. Forget the way her lips twitch up into a smirk when you whisper a joke under your breath. Forget how happy she looks to see you every day. Forget how adorably rumpled her hair is first thing in the morning. Forget the feeling of her arms wrapped around you. Drive...
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    I found a spider in my shower this morning And I panicked, I killed it, I smashed it with a shampoo bottle Over and over again, I beat the life out of it, I cried as I washed its tiny, broken body down the drain Horrified at what I had done, I never meant to hurt it, I never meant to hurt y...
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    I asked my creative writing teacher What to do about my writers block And she told me to start with something simple, To write about what I know, I would, But I don’t know how to make The three hours I spent crying on the kitchen floor yesterday Poetic, I don’t know how to weave words O...
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    You are allowed to break You are allowed to shatter, to explode, To burst, to collapse, to splinter, to crumble, Any variation of the word you'd like, But whatever you do Do not remain whole, Life is not a competition Where whoever gets out with the fewest scars wins, So break You ar...
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    You make me feel like no class ever has before, You evoke emotions I didn't even know I was capable of having, I spend every minute we're apart Thinking of when out paths will cross again, You occupy a huge part of my mind And you've made it your home There are so many things...
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    You called me this morning To tell me all about your new girlfriend And I realized something; I was never in love with you I was in love at you My feelings for you Were nothing more than a piece of food Stuck in your teeth That you ran your tongue over once And then swallowed whole...
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    Depression does not always mean Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye Sometimes depression means Not getting out of bed for three days Because your feet refuse to believe That they will not sh...
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    There is a girl that has my heart Cradled in the palms of her hands, If she squeezes it until it explodes I will look at her and smile, Rip a piece off of my shirt And offer it to her as a napkin To wipe away the blood, I will not tell her that she was a loaded gun I never meant to fire, Bu...
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    I know this is not how this kind of thing is usually done, Most of the time the authors of these poems Are no longer sixteen, They have dragged their battered bodies Over the border of child And into the magical land of adulthood Where the streets are paved with credit card bills And the inst...
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    Friends are supposed to be there for you No matter what Friends are supposed to believe you When everyone else thinks you’re lying Friends are supposed to understand All the dark, twisted up parts of you Friends are supposed to have things in common with you Odysseus, I think I could be tha...
  • Hot Topics > Pride & Prejudice
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    Dear Michelangelo, I've heard the rumors they whisper about you, And I can't help but wonder If you've heard about me too. There is a church in my town Where they aren't allowed to say my name anymore, Where the pastor says “we don't talk about her here.” I wonder if anyone...
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    “Everyone dies, Alanna,” I know that everyone dies, I have already buried too many people, I have been to more funerals than birthday parties, When they handed me the box full of his ashes I refused to give it back, I would not let go, They had to take him from me by force, In the cemete...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    You should be used to the smell of hospitals by now, but you’re not. Even though your mother is a nurse, even though your father is a paramedic, even though your grandfather spent the last five years of his life moving from hospital to hospital, even though you were raised by an emergency room, yo...
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    real life is not like the movies in real life they don't let you ride with her in the back of the ambulance unless you throw a fit, unless you scream and tell them that you aren't leaving her, not again, never again in real life they let in you in the ambulance because you are making ...
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    I know you exist, People keep telling me you don’t, But you have to, I only put that pencil down a minute ago And now I can’t find it, I swear to god I left my wallet on my desk, I only let go of his hand For five seconds, I set my heart down for a minute And when I turned around it was...
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    History is repeating over and over again, History is repeating over and over again, History is repeating, History is repeating, History is repeating, Repeating, Repeating, Repeating, Repeating, Pause. I want to press fast forward, I want to skip to a tomorrow Where I am not afraid to lov...
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    If you have forgotten what the sunlight looks like, If you have been shoved Into the darkest corners of your mind And handcuffed to the closet door, If your wrists are red, Then borrow my moonshine and steal my sunbeam, I don’t have much of a use for them these days And you are not yet brok...
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    Have you ever noticed That every war based video game Takes place on foreign soil? Have you ever noticed that the soldiers You are pretending to murder Are never white? Have you ever noticed that sometimes They aren’t even soldiers? That you are shooting down Men in tattered clothes Wi...
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    Its the night of the first day of school And I already know I won’t sleep tonight, I know I will see the entirety of another sunset and sunrise That will probably always feel like my mother nature Bragging about the perfect child that I will never be, I will be up all night working on all the...
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    I used to be the good little church girl, I wore a cross on my neck so often That I got tan lines in the shape of all of our sins, I took it as a sign that I needed to pray more, I wish I had taken it as a sign that I was only ever going to get burned, I wish I had know that holy fire still hur...

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