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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    On the first of September I aimlessly wandered into a meadow Nothing to do Nowhere to be So I started tying flower-weeds Together into a rope The stems were pliable Delicate, but not so that it would break easily   By October my rope had grown a considerable amount But I stil...
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      River Town Flowing North A very good direction to go   The river is meandering Slowing sediments that look like popped pills flow through the stream And out away to sea   River Town A quiet jungle With roars of the broken And screa...
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    On the vernal equinox I emerged from my hole And blinked at the all- too-subtle sunlight Dilating my larger-than-life pupils I breathed in the sour air Filling my lungs with the stale oxygen of winters past And saw the other creatures who were hiding Doing the same Summer Solstice came ...
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    "The Artist demands" She thought As she held a paintbrush in her mouth And a pencil in her hand Creating graphite lines of vice And paint strokes of virtue "This is not right" "Its never right!" Her mind was fearless Outreaching the universe No boundary of sin...
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    I sit Shivering on my bed Listening To the voices in my head Telling me I’m wrong Singing me a song Of lilies and white roses Kissed with golden spray paint And the purity of pages Telling me what and how and when I should give up my inhabitations And lay down my life On a bed of whit...
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    I am right under your nose I am hot and cold and forever close to your heart I am bound in an endless circle I am not dirty I am pure and good and clean How did the ancient language of the stars go? To whisper constellations into motion And to scream to the heavens those who have fallen down...
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    Rough hands on your shoulders Smile on your lips Secrets, secrets everywhere Tell me where you went I met you only once By chance or maybe fate Secrets swirling in the air Tell me, do repent Pour you heart into words Put pencil to the page Secrets, I can’t take anymore I know that...
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    How can something be over When it never even begun? I will take The words That I wrote On this page And deliver them To the grave Of my lost And broken Soul I can give you One more chance I cannot Allow one for me Take the page With the words That ...
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    There were only six places set at the dinner table tonight. Seven guests coming. Pride first, head held high. Envy behind him, looking jealously at Pride’s new designer Armani suit. Gluttony followed behind Envy, complain how much he wanted dinner because “it smelled so good.” After him was Lu...
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    My little street girl Wandering around at night So alone So tired Little hips Tangled brown hair Sunken brown eyes So full of hate So full of longing So full of love Close them You’ll see the world you always wanted You’re so used No longer worthy No longer fit for him A...
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    11 minutes All lives can change in a matter of 11 minutes It's all about how you break it down 1 minute to realize you're not the same person anymore 1 minute to cry about it 30 seconds to share a kiss in front of everybody That was never intended for you Spend the other 30 seconds la...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Once upon a time students took finals at the end of the year and maybe a midterm. Now in 2013, we are up to a body count of 3-10 tests per year in grades 3 and up. For high schoolers, once a year. The No Child Left Behind campaign has made American kids the most tested on earth. Even though NCL...
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    People think I’m… But I’m exactly that I am dot dot dot I am ellipsis I am who knows? I am the afterthought The sentence trailed off The awkward…pause People think I’m… But they are exactly right Dot .dot. dot Not much to it Not much to say Nothing worth di...
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    The first day The vey first, the very first, the very first I would look into your eyes See the light like a color slide And just know I can’t do anything yet I barely know you! Don’t worry You’re the one I adore Just wait and see There is so much more The second day The seco...
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    Awoken in the middle of the night I was so tired 3 nights past of no sleep I thought tonight was going to be different And I was right It was very different Is this a dream? No, this is reality In dreams, you don’t shiver In dreams, you aren’t scared Scared they might do somethin...
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    There is sweet music here Through the leaves, raindrops fall Vaporized in sunlight The light of the fire will keep us warm From the cold, from the bitter wind that stings our cheeks in the early morn I will spend one hour with God I will wake up earlier than everybody else I will carve yo...
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    Rage, rage against hypotenuse! Math haters, lend me your ears Throw down your protractors, give me my muse! I won’t stand for this numerical abuse Break the rulers, rip apart the graphs Rage, rage against hypotenuse! My brain, so sensitive, has gone defused My hand has started to cramp ...

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