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  • Poetry > Haiku
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    You were their puppet; Worn, used. But we can be friends With no strings attached....
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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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    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...
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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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    I sat one day on the kitchen counter, Swinging my legs to the discordant rhythm of Clanging pots and pans, Along with the precise Chop chop chop Of her knife against the cutting board. Shadows danced past my eyes, So I looked to the birds outside, Flocking near the window; Flapping, soari...
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    Thunder reminds me That there’s still a voice to be heard. One small, barely audible declaration Can boom over millions. One tiny spark Can send bolts of lighting Racing across weeping stars. You say you haven’t any wings; Grow them and soar. You say you haven’t any light; Fin...
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    I love the way songs can last longer than necessary, The way bridges seem to connect more than land, The way the sun peeks between branches at noon, The way the sky can be filled with stratus clouds and I can envision them as mountains, The way your lips part when you’re about to say somethin...
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    He glistens off The ocean waves, Gleaming full and bright. He is a beacon of hope For lost souls, A torch Of radiating light. His craters mark his imperfections, Yet still he shines Without pain. He offers tranquility to The most chaotic beings, Yet gravity still refuses to relea...
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    We look for things— Fame, recognition, fortune. Some spend their entire lives Searching, Digging up scattered fragments Of elusive hidden treasures set in the future, Lifting their shovels heavily, Warily, Burdensomely, Black dirt drifting in the harsh wind behind them. But I neve...
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    You’d bite the skin of your lips, Bring a knife to your wrist, Just to compare the pain Of a shattered heart And tortured mind. You say your heart is like a stallion; They love it more when it’s broken. You’d wish for more dreams and less life, More thoughts and less heart, And pray...

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