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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Don’t go You can’t Because we aren’t ready To say goodbye You are good You are Everything that is youth Everything that is Unfinished Oh how sunsets burn And how the waves crash The ends are brilliantly sad Frightfully unexpected We don’t want to speak of you in Past tense ...
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    I heard And at first I felt nothing at all I became blank My mouth empty As a broken window My mind Melted wax With all my thoughts Swimming across the other But then One became solid And it caught In the back of my throat I tried to swallow But it only became more solid More real ...
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    And so it seems The end was not so near In fact I find that standing Here, we will always Never say goodbye Along the seams Our hands grab at Memories floating Dandelion seeds We can’t catch You know we were the ones Who sent them Flying, flying This air teems With words I neve...
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    Such little hands, grasping for the apple that hangs so recklessly off the stem daring the little hands to pluck it right off of it's mother tree little hands dirty like the ground little like the pebbles reaching like the tree limbs do for the stars the apple hiding its see...
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    Some of us Will gather together Huddled mass Disconnected web Connected again To reach back Into the back corners of memory And to contrast the before With the glaring now (Comparisons are rare jewels, Uncommon waste) We’ll see that Some of us Will reach our dreams Snatch our star ou...
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    A monster stares at me Cursing the bars and the sun I’m afraid to meet his eyes But doesn’t the fear make it fun? He spits and calls me ugly I say nothing because I don’t understand Of course, obviously, he’s a monster now But once he was a man I ask him how he is (It’s all I can ...
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    Reading the sun like a madman He said he could tell me its fate One day it would rightly explode Our efforts, though desperate, too late I laughed, the foolish mother Saying this world won’t ever end He cried, the listless, persistent owl Whispering, logic never wins Divine is the child ...
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    Her name was Alabama She cried when the South should have won She hates the cold, reveres the old Dances wildly under the sun To see her, to see a Lady Lace gloves grace her hands Other laugh, some even scorn She doesn’t expect them to understand If she be alone Forever proud she will be ...
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    With arms spread like wings She screamed at the Wind, You’ll never blow me away! Her skin felt raw Beneath naked sun But she didn’t dare turn away Said the Sky to the Clouds, Perhaps rain will make her run But when the water stars fell down She laughed like it was all fun The Bird swoo...
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    Taken to the crossfire He asked my if I knew How to break a stalemate Made of iron He might have even cried But I looked away instead of looking Is it odd that now I’m used to the gunfire? And the mothers clutch to their sons Saying I’m afraid you are a man Fathers dance with their d...
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    She sang in French A song I Couldn’t understand But my To hear it I felt as if my bones Had been buried in French waters And my soul screamed for Marie No, I don’t know the name But isn’t that part of the Magic? Like a lullaby you can never Quite remember But it always puts you ...
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    If water was glass If you looked in mirrors You’d find more than You’d imagined Staring back at you Wanting you to Want Want to be more Than the windows And doors You keep closed Being cold is better than Stale The reflection demands of you Power To break all the plastic That kee...
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    Bales of hay Laying lonesome In a field we all saw Racing through the train window Honestly, Have you ever seen anything So terribly lonesome As a bale of hay Beneath July sun Wanting so bad to soak up something Besides itself The worst of it was There was more than one of these Bales...
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    Hands holding Curled up fingers Reaching, reaching For more than Blanket, pillow, needles, tube But alas, Not finding Surprised? No, but sad? Perhaps, these questions No one dares to Ask, ask him if He’s afraid He’ll say the weather’s nice And notice That your hair looks even ...
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    They say it’s either sadness or euphoria And the choirs all sing Gloria I wish instead of coins I Had pockets full of change The days of old haunt my mother’s eyes Hush now baby don’t you cry You’ll learn to walk All by yourself self someday And oh, how the lonely Smile How t...
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    A lamp sits on the table With a dulling light in its chest Giving all the weary help it can. Beneath it are some letters Written a while ago But only now does the man,who owns the lamp, understand. And now-a-days, he's hard of hearing He wears sweaters all year round And lives alone. ...
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    There are guns There always have been There always will be The question is more Will you carry them Will you wield their power Or will you be meek Will you threaten Or submit Will you attack Or embrace There is no way to give Merit more to either one I try to make choices But like the...
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    watching from the sidewalk 'stop!' no, don't scream take care of you(rself) don't know what to do or not to do question you answered a long time ago but again you're watching (waiting) but really you see the future crystal ball in your head glitters in the ...
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    The morning greets me as a thick clump of white. I step out of the door and into the clouds, marveling at the altitude my group achieved the previous day. The clouds are presenting a navigation problem, however, so until they clear we are stuck at the hostel. Instead of napping with the rest of ...
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    its like you lost something you wanted to lose for so long only to realize that now when you can’t find it anymore its all you need its all you want that dumb line about being careful for what you wish for is drumming itself out in your head but it still feels dumb because you didn...
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    I am not a person I am a light post I stand tall Always Proud of my place In this world I light dark sidewalks And the night bugs all Crowd around me Dancing to the tune of my shine My sleek skin is made of metal No one Can hurt me Have you ever tried to hurt metal? Because you can...
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    Here we are Wondering Is this it? That moment When we finally tell the truth When we Explode our emotions Onto the table And say, "Here, Here I am. I can't change it, Or dress it up. This is just it." Is this that Moment? The moment The old people, Dreaming in their...
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    There In her shadow She stood Wondering about tomorrow Because tomorrow Was not her friend No Tomorrow Was her enemy There In his hands He stood Holding himself out to the world Because the world Was all he had If they wanted him Then what else Did he Need? There Quivering...
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    “Have you found it yet,” You asked, “Have you finally found that fickle Something, Someone You’ve looked for so long?” There’s something in your voice Something new Something with an edge “Do you see these years as Well spent? Are you content With your past?” I notice t...
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    And we said That when time came to us And asked what we wanted More or less To go back or go forward To pause And walk round the life freezer That we would laugh Laugh at times face And keep on our roads Because we said Time will not dictate us Or where we go What we do Why we are her...

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