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  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    The sweet smell of summer waits around the corner. "What an awful morning to do schoolwork," says every high school mourner.   Grades begin to drop and pens run low on ink; The last thing anyone wants to do is think.   Doodles emerge like the bright springtime flowers; What moves the ...
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    Why are soap operas so popular?   I mean, really? I would never pay to watch a bunch of middle-aged gossipers whine and cry about their cheating husbands. That's about as decent as taking enjoyment in a court case with a verdict of guilty.   Why do people like to see others fail?   ...
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    "Whoa, hey, get your own coffee, dude. I need the caffeine just as much as you."   Gosh, some people are so invasive. I'm not sure my eyes could roll back any farther into my head after that incident.   I sit alone in a classic faded red-and-white '50s style diner simply because I don't ...
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    Dawn awoke with a rosy-cheeked blush Embarrassed to be seen at such a time We stroked the face of the sky A single finger reaching toward the clouds A hangnail barely reaching the pink That was the blushing atmosphere Fingers strain for the fragile atmosphere Yearning to see an inspiration...
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    Along the banks of the old green river lies a gravestone. Beside the barren rock lies a bouquet of roses, freshly plucked. Clumped leaves surround the sweet buds, and Dirt flattens beneath them, as if Earth accepts its newcomers. For the sun emits a golden light that does not wither the bloss...
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             On a sunny November morning, Navarro’s feet scraped against the hard-packed dirt; she was on her way to the flea market.         Pressing her hand to her khaki shorts to muffle the jangling keys, she took a long drink from her can of Diet Coke. There was nothing better ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Had a dream Rooted in the dreams of America That one day Equality Would exist Between all members of the Color Spectrum   White Could Equal Black Could Equal All the shades in between   And while palettes With globs of Multicultural Pa...
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    Dabbed on her eyes was a carpet of black shadow the charcoal mural on her face didn't cover up the sallow   Etched into her skin were stories written in red ink the letters of each tale seemed to interlink   Pressed against her hip was a rusty razor blade leaving everything but her je...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    "I never thought it would be like this." "He just had this spark about him, Darrick. I don't know what else to tell you." We sat there, underneath the stars, watching the smoke dissipate into the night air. Darrick was trying desperately to avert his eyes. "Tha...
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    Ms. Mabry's delicate blue blouse flittered across her collarbones, and her long eyelashes waved along the rims of her closed eyes. The peace displayed in her soft, silent smile brought tears to my eyes. I silently wished I could've met her in a different way. Our hands met as I folded hers over a sm...
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    Viewed as the most influential Spanish artist in the 1700's and 1800's, Francisco de Goya, or better known by his full name, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, was famous for his contemporary works, including one of his most eminent pieces, The Third of May 1808. Early in life, he focuse...
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    No, it really didn't hurt when I fell from heaven. You ask me that question all the time, but I just don't understand it. If heaven's in the sky, wouldn't you just float down through clouds? I'm sure you would be provided with a parachute, or maybe you'd land ...
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    Her name was Fallyn, but she didn't want anyone to know that. She hid behind letters and hid from society. And that was okay with her. She clutched her textbooks against her chest and didn't spare a passing glance. Her messily knotted shoelaces were her eyes' only interest. A...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
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    Though she spoke with confidence, She wished To have the birds whistle in reply To be tickled by the leaves of a tree To pace a meadow and guiltlessly pluck blooms To tumble through bushes and bite sweet berries She wished to be accepted...
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    The man, an immortal nobody, Slinks and slides through life Identifying with invisibility Sparkling with solitude Living with lifelessness Singing with sorrow Grasping his ghost...
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    The sky hiding from sunlight The trees whispering accusations Her hair whipping her skin The girl sprinted Without a reason Between the trees Through the brush In the darkness Of her spirit...
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    I can't be the only one Who thinks that My best friend's boyfriend Looks like a pea from “VeggieTales” With a white paintbrush Splayed across his forehead With black whole notes for pupils And veiny skeleton hands Could I?...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    The dictionary Serenades me with many Pronunciations...
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    Breaking news; I'm quite High on writing and drunk on Vocabulary...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Cleo had everything, but she also had nothing. She had pink flip flops to match her painted toenails, A rubber duck especially good for bathtime, A rainbow display of plastic rings, And a frilly bike that all the other kids wish for for Christmas She had a secret stash of her favorite blue g...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    When people say there are other fish in the sea, They mean me, I'm nothing special. No, not at all, I'm just another fish in the sea of rejection....
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    She swept up Crumbs, missing puzzle pieces, shards Of fragile memories She stared at the brown ripped-wallpaper-walls Where dust outlines of no-longer-there pictures frames gathered for nothing She came face to face with The floor As her confused legs moved on Without her The brown of her e...
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    Sitting, waiting for a command Is something he could never understand Lying, cringing between each lash To him, seemed rather rash Crying, chained down by the wrists Called desperately for an abolitionist Dying, dressed in a dirty, white rag Silently raised a torn white flag...
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    Define me as a graceful jazz dancer An accomplished seventh chair clarinetist A wannabe professional of weather Or even a compulsive maker of checklists Define me as a literature addict A graceful fish, minus the flippers An expert with sticky rice and chopsticks Or the one person on Earth ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    The Pains of Individuality Singularity Originality's twin Aching to be you...

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