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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    General statements Are much too vague; Eradicate them from the mind’s page. Instead, Show some thought. For instance, show me The vibrant colors of Spring; Are flowers dancing in the breeze? Are birds chirping? Or is rain pounding? Show me the painted strokes Of the sky; ...
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    i’m glad you could make it.   it’s been awfully grey lately. the blinds have been closed for the longest time. eventually, the roses he gave me began to droop in their vase, so i had to throw them away. they say it’s bad luck to have death in the house.   i’m glad you could...
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     By saying hello, I showed him there's more to life Than bitter goodbyes. ...
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    I didn’t know how to play any instruments at all. But I fell in love with music. I remember practically begging my parents to let me play the piano, to let me learn. Finally, they enrolled me in a music program. I had never played before, so I had to push through the difficulties of music theor...
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    As soon as you feel it slither Around your neck, You know it’s Over. Slimy tendrils force Air From your lungs, Heart racing, Fingers clawing, Breath Gasping. There is no Escape From its clutch; The more you struggle, The harder it is to Breathe. You can only Accept T...
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    I’m the type of person Who’d make way for others to pass, Stepping aside shamefully With my head down, Shrinking back and finding Shortcuts around The unrelenting crowd. But you would create your own path; Carve roads beside others’ And still remain respectable, invincible. He...
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    It’s easy to lie When I know the words will be Sweet to someone's ears....
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    Make way for the Big Top, We must put on a show. Make way for the Big Top; There’s nowhere else to go. Step right up, and we’ll start With a somewhat cynical look at the conductor. He stands In the center of the ring and Commands Animals and acrobats into position, but only becaus...
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    I wish for one thing As I blow out these candles, And it's having you By my side....
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    Somehow I can't help but think That I'm to blame for everything. It's always something I did— Something I wrote— Something I said. And somehow I can't help but know That I'm the subject of their whispers. It's something I wore— Some way I acted— Some...
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    These eyes tell lies. Hope blinds me in the presence of you; It fills me, Until I can no longer Accurately see. Yes, you hid behind the hope I so gratefully drank. I laid my trust by your feet, Naively, Ignorantly, Stupidly. Big mistake....
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    She told me life never stops for anyone; It’ll look you in the eye for a spilt second before Speeding by without a care. She told me life is a one way road. Forget your place, and you’ll be charged. Oh yes, The fine for naivety is expensive. But the question is, Are we willing to pa...
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    Who is she really? That strange girl in the mirror? She just can’t be me....
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    The way the clock advertises Time is Excruciating to watch. Drifting thoughts are swallowed by soft ticks In an empty room, Indirectly Infecting human wounds, Silently devouring human breaths Within seconds. Oh, how hungry Time must be. And yet how greedy. How selfish. He robs ...
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    Breathe deep while you still can; Veer from their ragged breaths which Heave from corrupted lungs. A word of advice: Breathe graciously While the air is still Pure....
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
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    Everyone, at some point or another, senses the burning desire of wanting to matter. To make a difference in the world. To make a change. After all, Colin Singleton, the main character in An Abundance of Katherines, questions: “What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do s...
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    Today I’m trying not to say the usual things. Keeping up conversation Has never been something I’m Especially good at, But I’m convinced that today has to be an exception. As I climb the steps of the school Confidently For the first time in history, I take a deep breath and rem...
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    Call me a pessimist, Because optimism never did a thing for me. Call me a hypocrite, And I’ll admit, I like to do what you shouldn’t. I’m not a philosopher, So I don’t invite questions. I’m not an idealist, So I don’t expect things to go my way. Want to know who I really...
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    I was there for you as you watched sin engulf his eyes, Present when pain became your only comfort. I was there when teardrops became your only escape, When even Life turned its back on your cries. Remember when I was there As he abandoned your heart to darkness, And I turned on the lights...
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    Before, My self-destruction Never hurt Anyone But myself. But now, The bomb has resurrected into something Dangerous; It Tick Tick Ticks Relentlessly By our hearts. I tell myself To hold it in, keep it hidden, So that afterward, When the ticking stops, No one gets Hur...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    “I think disease is such an ugly word.” Her whisper was barely audible as I filled the syringe with the same murky yellow liquid. The needle glinted in the sunlight peeking through the curtains. I pretended I didn’t hear her. What could you say in response to that? I utilized the word dise...
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    I hold the hour glass upside down, Just to witness time Reverse And disperse Within a swirl of sand....
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    I never know how to tell them. Is it their eyes, large and watering? Their faces, sunken and desperate? Their shoulders, slumping as if the world rested its heavy hands upon them? Whatever it is, it’s difficult as hell. Sometimes I lie to their faces, which makes it easier for me and harder ...
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    The monster gnaws and gnashes its teeth. Begging, demanding, screaming for her. She knows with it by her side, she will die. It will be the death of her. And yet, she still invites its talons to scrape closer, allows it to graze her cheek with a certain hunger. She wants it. And it wants her. ...
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    You said jump, I asked how high. You said fall, I asked how far. You said run, And I asked if you meant Out Or away. Cheshire Cat grinned like the crescent moon: “Alice, my dear, Life’s only a game.” But how to play it right? Burn fire with fire and you get Smoke. Fight ...

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