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  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Cos you're tough, tough, tough Yeah you're tough, tough, tough You don't care that you hurt me You're tough, tough, tough Beat him up, up, up, Cos you're tough, tough, tough Kick your brother in the face Yeah you're tough, tough, tough Drink it all, all, all You're so small, small, smal...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    In the classroom The kid next to me is sleeping Four kids to my left are laughing and talking about how easy it is to steal Booze from your parents My only friend is across the room and she's struggling trying to understand What the teacher is saying Or anything I'm gone...
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    Emeline your nails are still pink Do you remember? You painted your nails pink in the winter so your mother wouldn't see. There were violets in your closet and violets on your windowsill and violets in the morning You never watered them. Emeline you broke the golden anklet you grandmother...
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    when you laid in that bathtub of red enough for your small body to think it was a metallic smelling ocean wrists sharp and maimed blue veins in your sickly pale breasts revealing themselves when the pain stopped ringing in your ears when the silence of the room stilled your fragile fleshy ...
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    Waving kicking flailing water splashing gasping groaning water fracturing splashing salty smell stinging waves mascara smudging thrusting struggling Screaming screaming s-screaming I watch your pretty head submerge And wonder whether I should reach out my hand...
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    I see now before you I am suspended The brokenness of your eyes Serves only to remind me that I am an incompetent child My skin a sin I have crimes on my arms and legs Awful But it is a delicate and soft morning And we are unbound from the indignant eyes of the world You somehow take me i...
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    I did something evil today today I stole from God’s garden. she was a flower, lilac petals, exposed pistils outstretching. Mary’s fingertips touched her lips. but I didn’t kill because I thought she was beautiful. I killed her because she was the closes...
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    I am not that girl That girl you make love to That girl who whispers sweet things in your ear That girl who smiles at you a smile like a promise That girl who you held as she cried on a mattress that smelled like febreeze on menthol That girl who put a daisy in your little sister's hair That...
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    Do not wave your love like a banner from the mast Do not have it blowing proudly in the wind for everyone to see Or else she might see through it Like a colorful majestic banner Made of thin, cheap strings. Instead, leave your love hidden in the pages of her favorite novel Tuck it in drawers...
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    Don't let them open up your head And find your shiny brain   They will pry it from your skull And smash it against the floor   To prove that what looked to be diamond Was actually glass All along...
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    one hundred birds in the park one is shot dead how many birds are left?   the answer is none; the rest scatter in a daze of frantic wings, earsplitting squeals, gunpowder   snapshots from Lance Lantez's memorial at stoner park: Wanted poster taped to a tree surrounded by fl...
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    God says: Tread lightly on streets of safety pins beside the walls of heaven Arch your back to the long-nailed hand that said she was your friend Bite your lip while your lungs collapse As you burn do not make a sound Given two roads, take the one that leads to death ... No! to...
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    There is a certain point among these waves of incomparable blue a point among bursts of green and spectrum of white, There is a point where the sky ends   if you tilt your head way back and let your eyes roll up you'll see it   that empty cinderblock scrap of space where ever...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    From her tied-up hair an invisible garden grows. Prim, button-downed, a waist choked by white bow, She thinks a billion thoughts every day. Though, how dark the mind, she dares not say. It’s as if corpses were strewn across the bedroom floor! When she pries the laced dresses from behind the...
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    I hope our cigarettes burn holes into the sky And I hope that, when our parents see them, they think about stars. I hope that I blow out my soul with the smoke And the smoke carries it far far away from here....
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    Mary Anne Would you like to Come to the waterfall Again? The one that's so cold And so fast? Mary Anne Would you like to Close our eyes As the hard drops pelt Our warm heads? Mary Anne Would you like to Sit on the soaking rocks And watch the refracted river Behind casca...
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    God is a child, Treads along lines of Wild flowers, And clips my young bud, Feminine and pink, Smudges it On the black rocks....
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    As long as the sun exists, we will be young And I will be the silent absorber of words, ever pensive... open And you will be a music box Twirling your thin Skeletal arms Cheeks hollow and pink, like Those garments your sister always complained about. In that moment the wo...
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    You take the elevator Twenty-one stories high And you Are not Alone It is quiet here Up on the roof And you Are not Alone The construction men Never finish building And you Are not Alone You look down and See a stray cat And you Are not Alone Children are singing In th...
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    At the party you'll meet a boy Whose mother so obviously dressed him, Who uses words like “gay” as insults, And whose family doesn't let him watch Harry Potter Because of “Black magic.” When this boy, in his prepubescent voice, says: “Women are inferior, because Eve came from the...
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    Then I turned thirteen And the world became a question. And everyone but me was playing sports And joining clubs. I read. Past-tense, I read because I knew It was the only thing I couldn't fail at. I spent my time in a world Where the boy with the lightning scar lay like a strin...
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    The moon was in full bloom The night Julius Caesar died. Fourteen pools of red, The moon did tinge Their hue. It burns me now, To think how the history books will not speak of The way his eyes Were so distant As they closed. How those eyes always remained gazing At something far away ...
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    According to the wolf, Romulus's hands were rusty rakes When he scraped away the stone From his brother's chest. It was a hideous wolf-shaped thing; The edges! Were sharp at times, The edges! Were diluted at times, Like the blood in Remus's mouth When the sky's water guided...
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    One. Making tea in the dark is good for the soul. Here you are evaporating the accumulated germs inside you with boiling water. Darkness absorbs heat and now everything is Scorching. Do not even add sugar. Pure green tea is the sauna of Nirvana. Two. The flowers in your room will ward off al...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    The marooned arrive Here with breathless pink blossoms They come to retreat...

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