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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We blame haircuts and cheesecake Horizontal stripes and leggings but there is nothing wrong with our bodies In 1 hour your heart produces enough energy to lift one ton of steel three feet off the ground Even if your thighs touch when you lift it Your eye can distinguish up to a million...
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    I once babysat a 4 year old named Jack. He took my hand while I took him for a walk. All of a sudden he took a step back. His blue eyes widened as did my heart, I’ve never seen a child look so torn apart. “Careful, BE CAREFUL!” Jack yelled at me quickly. He looked down at the ground before ...
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    My father gave me flowers When I graduated high school My mother put them in the trash “He threw our marriage away – it’s only fair” I was scared to take them back out I pressed them into the pages of my favorite Salinger book I placed a dictionary over it I was afraid to take it...
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    I drowned myself when you left the house. I was looking for those other fish in the sea but I never learned to swim and I just couldn’t breathe. Then I didn’t know what to do because every fish looked like you. I swear it wasn’t suicide but when I got down there I realized that every...
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    It’s not always the presence of sadness That runs through my veins But more often it’s the lack of happiness That’s just clogging said veins I don’t know why I feel this way And then you ask me what’s wrong And I don’t know what to say Because there is nothing wrong But there...
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    My paper reeks of Liquor, my pen smells like smoke Why can’t I write sober?...
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    Her downfall is not falling down the rabbit hole it's going back up...
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    Father was a police officer and Son’s first toy was a plastic gun Father didn't care but mother wasn't thrilled Father hated New York City and Son's first fistfight was with a Yankees fan Father didn't care but Mother wasn't thrilled Father began to drink more and Son&...
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    On Friday evenings Something clicks and I can put My thoughts together...
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    I used to watch you scrunch your nose at the color blue or ugly clothes You would make that face when you ate bad steak When you felt out of place at your grandfather's wake It was a look of distaste with a hot, burning hate But now you don't make that face You don't make any ...
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    Harsh cold wind flipped the pages of my book I pulled on my jacket as I shivered and shook Meanwhile the protagonist of my book Could probably kill with a cold look Maybe I should embrace the cold Maybe it will make me strong and bold Maybe I should breathe in the cold Should I let the col...
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    According to physics nothing ever touches. There is always a microscopic amount of space between the atoms of the two objects. That means that I never made love to you oh and I never stole your ipod or slapped you in the face...
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    With golden hair and minty green scales, the young woman of the sea was every fisherman’s dream. She sat atop a rock, seemingly a mere human with her legs beneath the surface; as one would see in the movies. Yet on this particular day, as her tail gleamed underwater and her long hair fell in soft ...
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    October comes in the form of Cold, frigid air seeping out of mouths Leaves crunching and hissing under boots Pumpkins on porches, lattes and sweaters October washes over you completely Yet before you know it October has completely washed away Cold, frigid air in mouths Mouths under mistlet...
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    The sea is lonely, the sea is dreary My legs are restless, my eyes are weary My head hangs low My shoulders slump I’m completely alone And I’m ready to jump And then, from afar An angel sings “Come to me, come to me Whomever you are” I look out past the stars And they’re the o...
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    To the one that got away, I lost my heart. I think you sucked it out of me When you gave me that hickey Before we split apart. I’m writing this letter To ask for it back. My life’s been thrown off track And my heart would make it better I wasn’t sure if I could speak to you...
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    When I was 5 I thought quicksand Would be a much bigger problem Than it turned out to be I would cry and get scared And my parents asked me What I was afraid of And I told them “There’s quicksand Somewhere in the world Someone has seen it And that’s scary” They exchanged...
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    Your words feel good in my ears and taste good on my lips when I repeat them back to you because I want you to feel your words in your own ears...
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    When I was 5 years old I was terrified of quicksand. I used to dread the day that I would come across the stuff. But not once in my 17 years have I come across the stuff and I have yet to meet anyone who has come across the stuff. There are actually no reported quicksand related deaths. The density...
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    With steady hands he played the strings on my heart and plucked the music right out of my soul. It was a tune I never even knew existed yet everything is so quiet now....
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    All this time I thought you were my sunshine lighting up my world and without you everything would be dark Now I realize that you were my bright yellow umbrella shielding me from the rain and without you everything is dark and wet and cold I prepared myself for the worst But life ...
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    Your laughter is a drug Overtaking my senses Yet clearing everything up Making me feel weak Yet I’ve never felt so strong This high is heaven and I would hate to come back down So I tell jokes to make you laugh While the others tell jokes to make you think they're funny I just hope ...
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    I wish my existence was like the ink on your skin But I'll never be as important And I'll never be as permanent And I'll never be as beautiful And they'll still be there When I'm long gone But at the same time I'm glad I'm not the ink on your skin Because I don't represent those drunken...
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    I just want you to know that I attempted to preserve every feeling that you have ever blessed upon me Your incessant accomplishments reminded me to stash your ambitious hopes and hopeful ambitions in my sock drawer I never forgot to place your raspy morning whispers and raspy morning giggles in my...
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    I never knew words could be so strong Until your words carried my breath away in one hand And my heart in the other I never knew opinions could be so strong Until my father’s opinions forced me against one wall And you against the other Vowing to never let you go I never knew hatred co...

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