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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Quiet inspiration seeps slowly in, Illuminating liquid epiphany Like an ocean lit up -- Spraying realizations, Revelations, Reincarnations of Aristotle, Plato, Socrates Flashing for a moment, Then gone -- Leaving behind remnants written in textbooks, Taken in by begrudging students For c...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Regress, return. I wish I could go back Before monuments meant tourist traps And directions were dominated by online maps, To connections, connections, People with people And real faces with faces, To a time when the Wonders of the World were seldom traveled places. Of course I've nev...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    A porcelain doll wanders through the mist, Phones ringing, people clicking in some strange Tongue foreign to the quiet, perfectly shaped Ears of the cold, marble-smooth beauty up For the world to see. A toy must be played with, and scores lust for The tingle of touch, the sweet song of sweat...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Come, my darling, And sit with me. Together we'll lay out in the forgiving fall sun, Caught between childhood's naked summers And the real-world's bitter winter. We're suspended in the memory of everyone's Shining adolescence, we've lost the drummer Bidding us ma...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    All aboard a Jersey train humming quick To the minefield of colors, races, smells - Culture. Wandering through a storm of people, Safe and secure amongst family and The sounds. The sounds of subways sliding constantly Rumbling, rumble, rumble, beneath the crisp Confronting wind blowing t...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
    When an atom is split particles of matter form. Some of these particles revolve millions, even billions of times more than the earth will ever revolve around the sun. All of this occurs in tiny fractions of a second, almost instantaneously. It is this fact which first opened my eyes to the co...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    A boy sees a cemetery And holds his breath, Ghosts and fog forcing him To their imagined will, Threatening to haunt and kill The poor passerby. Time toils by For some ten or twelve years And figments that brought real tears Are replaced by the ghosts of Mortality and Dread. Looking th...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Struck with beautiful pain, A body struggling to catch the sun Races in a desire so simple and plain To resound in the hearts of everyone Fortunate enough to find it. Return, return, return to the primal soul To settle for nothing less, Absolute inspiration making whole The internally bles...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Secrets are told And secrets we withhold Forming walls vast and deep. Beauty, Destruction, Realities They keep, A fabric from a thread of Lies And Eternal Truths....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Footsteps echo back to me, Given their own time and place. Behind and beyond A stream, bird, wind, rustling leaves Gentle and unique In their own, Yet together they take me To a beautiful place, And an everlasting time....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Crickets are so loud. Silly, annoying crickets... I will kill them all....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    The sun of society pours upon us, From the moment we exit the womb Till the day the earth claims us. Like a father and son- Childhood filled with dreams of pleasing him. Firemen, Policemen, Astronauts, Soldiers and all other civic heroes We are, without a doubt, Destined to become. Bu...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Package me up a bayonet, Rifle and a gun. You and me, We're gonna have some fun. See the world, Save some lives, Democracy saves the day. An ignorant public Wouldn't have it any other way. There's the medals, The glory, The good old grime and grit- Not to mention Chaos, Destruction...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    In a sea of Infinite possibilities - Me, And you. In this moment, You read, You look, You search. In this moment, I write, I believe, I doubt, And I see Through the eyes of the blind, A never-ending field Lying before me, But only materializing Are the limits of my mind....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    A transformation Needs only repetition, With darkness in light....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Serene hopelessness blown over miles and miles, The sand giving rise to both The desire to escape, The peaceful acceptance of eternal nothingness. And suddenly – Cities, Oases, Civilizations sprout up, Fed by isolation and compressed by it; Barriers of nature Struggling to conq...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Close your eyes, Listen. What is the difference Between the sounds from without And the sounds from within? Close your eyes, Listen. Begin to understand: Reality is in the eye of the beholder....
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
    Fifth grade, Mrs. O'malley's class; back in Kirkwood Elementary. We lived five blocks away, and by my good fortune, so did Ricky Shmidt. I met him on the first day of day of kindergarden. I still remember how nervous I was, staring around at all those other snot-nosed kids; some crying, some just st...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Two men sit behind a melancholy pond, Dreams skipping on stones to the mountains beyond. Time and days left to melt away; Night has come, and here they stay....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Peace in anger and anger in peace Lies deep within the heart of the beast, The beast within and with us all Slipping away from Calm's call To fly deep within the heart of our beast, Finding peace in anger and anger in peace....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    The promise of a rainbow reigns still As people steal and kill On earth still wet with the waters of an ancient flood. The land dries, Water replenished by blood, A people without brothers or keepers Still spinning slowly Under forgotten mercy and fresh indifference....
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Address? Asks the clerk, A simple question burning into the conscience Of a young boy. After all, How can a transient being, A wanderer WIth dual citizenship of two homes Pick between them? Between two houses of equal love, Equal shelter, Equal parents? So the transient lets convenience ...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    Hope! Cries a nation as the impending storm approaches, Money and security scattered across the economic sea, Begging for mercy and safety They turn to the familiarity of the icon, All decision laid on the economic messiah, The one man to see the golden course Promised to the land of liberty,...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    A light flickers on and flickers off. A moment gone by Forever captured in the minds eye. The people move along with no knowledge of the past, Survivors and family will not last. Scraped away by the sands of time, Mortal people without an immortal claim, Thrown off the ladder in mid-climb, S...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    A sense of rhythm returns as a hear beats into oblivion, Legs no longer taking steps but a stride flowing into pace, Regulated freedom riding on endorphins To open the door to a familiar oblivion, A pure and defiant heart waiting to greet me....

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