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  • Poetry > Haiku
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    liquid helium superfluid, frictionless impressive;not water.   you're a mystery you're sarcastic, elegant and not what I need   "look at me" you shriek you, the part of me I hide my best-kept secret   after all these years the truth I must admit is I can't stop stari...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I can't be depressed No melancholy blue tears It's bright red as I squeeze my eyes shut to hold them back And bite my tongue So that the lifeblood of my words won't Splatter on the tile Leak out until the jar is empty Even with a lack of willpower  I betray my own trust and ...
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    88 keys But not everything is black-and-white. My teacher, the piano. Parents, siblings, family Are scales and chords Assigned to me by God Little mistakes make all the difference When they are disappointed. Unchosen, routine, and steady enough If I play it right--technique Not artistry. ...
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    Hanging out and Sticking up for no one When we're friends again, it's a crime in itself Suspicious But I'm not in a scandal Oh. who's a liar for a living And not even half-straight But then we're up in the middle of the night, handling it all Do you wanna hang out s...
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    Can't ignore Can't be alone Timeline of memory Two birds, one stone And nothing Nothing Can stop this This madness It's nothing, stop crying Apologies for my tears Everything you ever did Wrapped in mindless fear That time you cried About nothing at all The year...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Verse 1: We're all leading double lives Cutting off old badges in order to survive With teenage gravity, center of everything Maniacs armed with words that slice like knives Only just a short time 'till teenage angst sets in Anxious, searching for the end, For real life to begin ...
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    You can’t describe love Without the contradictions It’s complicated A sorrowful joy Or perhaps a depressed hope The fear found in life With good intentions Or no foundation of trust This love can live on Just so I can say— Love is a toddler’s dumb mess For us to pick up O...
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    It's all one big game An enormous game, horrifying in endeavor and origin If it mattered in the grand scheme of all things That's how we tricked ourselves Galaxies, infinite, expanding into vast reaches of space and time Yet finite because we can't imagine such grandeur And s...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
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    I had noticed a profound change in Jeremy, and along with it an annoyance in Jean Louise. Jem ate very much like a wild horse (and was much moodier). He had always liked to think that he was right, and now was no different; however, his treatment of Jean Louise certainly was. So, I told her not to f...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Shift the pencil on the paper. Write a story, a story that could change the world. A story that gives your life meaning A story that sells a million copies A story that takes years to complete You need to finish it. And this story, well, it’s nothing like you’ve ever seen. It will sho...
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    On the first day of the new year, a woman wrote five letters. She used old-fashioned mail because she had some old stamps that were about to expire. The first letter she wrote with love. It began like this: Dear Gabriel, I’ve missed you so. When you come home, you are going to love the new...
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    Death is poison, a venomous snake coiled tightly around itself, a loop of infinity Or perhaps a raven, cloaked in blue-black feathers, its call an omen of certain doom? Death is a hooded figure carrying the night On its shoulders And death is an action that has been personified by everyone who d...
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    It was the day when the raven's call Strummed awake the morn And the innocent, unjustly, Was hung and crowned with thorn; And even on a dying breath Such truth could not be said, So beneath the wings of Death, Was held in one's heart instead....
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    I've spent hours out on my back porch on summer nights With that view, could have sold my soul to the city lights The sunset saw it as well Was cast under its luminous spell And never looked back at the dark it knew so well Traveling down the crowded city street I see people crying, be...
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    Dreams were once like clouds Tethered solidly to the sky And I could fly in a blanket of stars But gravity will come again And we strengthen Hope's wings before Dawn To keep me from drowning...
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    Anxiety is Shaking without the cold Writing with trembling hands Biting your fingernails like you want them to die Anxiety is Losing yourself in too much, too many Wallowing in a swamp of self-pity Having no compass, no guidebook to light your way Anxiety is Worrying about the future A...
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    Wringing my hands back and forth Waiting Pacing around the room My feet are magnets to the next step I take Robotic Waiting You're not good enough You won't make it Waiting Atmosphere crackling with Clenched jaws and Grinding teeth Waiting Room like a freezer, annoyingly plast...
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    I barely have any homework tonight You're totally one of my best friends Actually, I'm busy I'll keep your secret I'm fine I've never watched a rom-com I don't cry I totally love that song! My name is Mary, but everyone calls me Em I wear the bracelet you got ...
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    In my lime-green room there lives a pink chair. I say "lives" because it is no doubt a friend of mine Much too loyal. Every day, I come home from school And no, I don't sit in it. I dump my backpack into its plush folds Lay my outfit for the next day across the top And it ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    laughing at one another's jokes sharing steaming cups of cocoa or kisses smiling to each other secrets hidden in their glimmering eyes closer than close holding hands, promising never to let go blushing and looking bashfully at the ground saying 'I love you" from afar I can...
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    The world fell when money Became more important Than happiness When beauty Became so essential We painted our faces and starved ourselves When survival Became easy for some But not for others When a first world country Stopped giving And took for itself When peacemakers Trie...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    I sit down in a rotting wooden chair and tap my long fingers nervously on my thighs. It's test time. I look around the empty room. Why is nobody here? They said to be here at 9:35 a.m. in the morning. I'm here. The clock is ticking and it's 9:35 and there's nobody here and...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    My Grandma Elaine Loved to sing, laugh, read, and dream She died in her sleep...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Falling Bursting Wisps of water Frozen in the sky Heart of Iron The type of love you give Will only die Queen of Cruelty Extinguishing life's fire Queen of Beauty Or of selfish desire? Chorus (repeated after each verse) I've seen all your crimes Your true identity You...
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    I gaze out at the sunset of a searing summer day Like molten glass Spotted through the trees Beautiful, yet it burns my eyes As I watch the day end out of the expansive window I notice a smudge Dog slobber, perhaps Fingerprints of a young girl Wind-blown dust from the outside And most...

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