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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I remember that day When they were making breakfast inside And I wanted to talk to you but You were playing hide-and-seek again. Funny thing was I knew your hiding spot. The porch, in that worn metal chair. It was rusting to dust, But you didn’t care. You sat me down on your lap. Held a...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    Closed doors are all she’s ever known, slammed shut Way before she could ever open one. The curtains of her eyes are drawn tight but I am alone in noticing the sun. Her windows are locked and ancient. The blinds Are an obvious dusted, tangled mess. She is clearly and plainly undefined, An...
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    Taped up cardboard boxes, Covered furniture, rolled up carpets. I’m told to get out of the way, but I can’t help But look back at our apartment. There goes the couch, the television, the pots and pans. There go our dressers, our clothes, our twin-sized beds.  I was speechless, But the...
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    The night’s music keeps me awake. There’s melody in the drizzling rain, drip drip dripping along the window pane. I hear it within the old, whirring fan blowing futile air to absolutely nowhere, And within the distant droning of a television in the other room. Together, they strike a cho...
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    I felt Especially symbolic The other day. When I looked around, I saw pretty girls vying for attention, All wrapped up in their own little world, Snugly bundled in pride And ego. I saw the “wanna-be’s” trying to act Like someone else; I saw the outcasts, The lonely; I saw the es...
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    It was midnight within My palatial home, And as I sat plaintively by The grand, flickering fire place, The Grandfather Clock struck to chime its Solemn hour, And a slight agitation Crept into my heart. It was A feeling of uneasiness, A feeling of A presence Unlike any man’s. Althou...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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              Father tentatively lifted his hand to the hotel door, knocking exactly seven times upon its splintered surface.  A rusted room number hung slanted atop the door frame, swaying and squeaking ominously. I looked up at Jack, my father, who already seemed tense and anxious. His grip ti...
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    Every second, An hour. Every minute, A lifetime. A blink of an eye, A satisfied sigh; A thump of the heart, A sojourn in time. Reality's game Is a mystery; Tomorrow, the present will be History, And yet the sun will still Set and rise. You're dehydrated of Important moments; Dr...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Her heart is a dark Kaleidoscope, and she sees Through grey-scale lenses....
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    Each morning, dew drops Gather on my window pane; Morning's sweet surprise.   I smile because They remind me of you; pure And unexpected. ...
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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. ...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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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....

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