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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Many people enjoy playing the awkward question game. They want to hear the weird, unsettling, and sometimes humorous answers that that come from it. Personally, I’d just like answers to my questions. Serious answers. Be honest and be serious Because I’m being 110 % serious. I’ve alw...
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    Okay, I know that no one is capable of being perfect, but could I at least be right rather than all wrong to you? Please just stop looking at me. Looking at me with such scrutiny that even a world renowned concert pianist would shudder with such weight bearing down upon him. So what if I suck royall...
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    Dear Dad, I’d like to think that you’ll keep that promise you made a week ago You know, that one saying that you’ll actually come to see me in the school musical. It’s not like I have my hopes up that you’ll be there or anything Because you haven’t really been around this month… O...
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    I speak of the masks I hide behind It's not just me It's everyone It's anyone who wants to be accepted for once in his or her life. I speak of the boy who came home crying After seventh period ended. He ran from the teacher-less classroom Trying his best to block out the teas...
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    Would you write a poem if I asked you to Even though you don’t like literature or poetry? But would you do it? If you had the guts to do it, Would it be sincere? Or comical? Or perhaps painfully truthful? Would you curse me for making you do it? Would you write a poem if it had to be fr...
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    I don’t want to go home. Why should I return if I’m not wanted? Wasn’t wanted 16 years ago Not wanted now. Never wanted. I’m walking barefoot down the darkened road My arms wrapped across my chest trying my best to hold myself to hold myself together Or else… I’ll fall apart. ...
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    Do you see what we see? You see black lines with dots, We see notes—musical notes. You see landscapes that quite frankly look random and confusing, We see art. You see crazed forms of expression, We see passion. There was a time when any form of art moved us A time when Degas painted bal...
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    Grass green, Lime green, Pea green… How green thou art! Brushed in trees And colored in peas Or that gross icky stuff ejected when you sneeze. How green thou art! Of Leprechauns, dragons, and the incredible Hulk Great green paint will be carried in bulk. Being a green creature is no ...
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    If you’re like me, then you’ll study for your quiz/test/oral presentation Exactly twenty four hours before said event, And you’ll either stay up all night preparing for it Or you’ll start cramming five minutes before you enter the classroom— Yeah, it’s usually the latter for me too!...
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    “You are a beauty” I was told, “Your eyes are a knock out. Your hair is sooo cute. And your face—Oh, wait a sec, Turn that way. Yeah, like that… Tilt it a little more… Just a tiny bit more… Uh-huh, keep going… Yep, there you go—Ugh! Not like that! Ugh!” “You look ...
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    Under the spotlight scrutinized by hundreds Thousands Maybe even a million and two, The expectation level to perform is higher than ever. “Don’t let them down” I tell myself. “Don’t mess up” I command my calloused, aching fingers. “Please accept me for who I am” a tiny voice in...
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    The brass plate glows brilliantly in the spotlight of the stage With beautifully engraved words, Boasting position and power. Invisible words etched between the lines Dripping with such bravado and disdain and contempt secretly saying, “Yeah, I’m better than you.” The cookie cutter doll-...
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    Blood stains red, And grass stains green, But what color do tears stain? Out the room I bound, Leisurely strolling down the hall, Pass through the side door to the courtyard, And what a surprise it is to see Carla Santini, The biggest bully in the entire school—LITERALLY. Always arguing ...
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    Each time he threw his fist, a part of me died, but now as my hand snapped forward and struck flesh, I felt something exhilarating. It was such a strong empowering feeling that I couldn’t stop no matter how wrong it was. I was hitting my boyfriend rather than him hitting me. I was hitting my boyfr...
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    I ran up to the porcelain bowl and retched until the bacon bits and partly-digested lettuce leaves came back through my mouth—this time heading in a direction opposite from my stomach. With my head still hovering over the toilet, I grabbed at the toilet paper roll next to me and wiped clean my mou...
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    My mom threw me into the car and slammed the door of the BMW as parents, dancers, and random passersby stared at me in awe through the tinted windows. I was thrown into the car, not because I had done anything wrong, but to prevent patronizing the Miami City Ballet any further. Without a word to the...
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    Dear future boyfriend, Whoever you are, congratulations on receiving this letter confirming your eligibility as my future boyfriend. Yes, you made the first cut, but for many of you, your next letter will probably begin with “Sorry, you have not been chosen...” If this is indeed the next lett...
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    I speak of the masks I hide behind It's not just me It's everyone It's anyone who wants to be accepted for once in their life. I speak of the boy who came home crying After seventh period ended. He ran from the teacher-less classroom Trying his best to block out the teasing, ...
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    Maybe… Such a small word With so much meaning A meaning of indecisiveness A meaning of an undecided yes or no A meaning of hope It’s a word that makes our hearts skip a beat When your friend tells you that that boy likes you It’s a word that causes our eyes to inadvertently peek tow...
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    My friend once asked me On a warm spring evening “What is love?” I stumbled for words, Trying to think of a sufficient response. I bit my lip Unable to find the right words. She sees my hesitation and rewords her question: “How do you know if you’re in love?” I smile to myself and...
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    Local folklore has it that if you don’t like the weather today, wait twenty four hours and it will change…but not necessarily for the better! The phone rang in John Weatherbeegood’s office at the WRNN TV Station. “John Weatherbeegood, meteorologist here. How can I help you?” “John,...
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    From fitful nightmarish sleep I awaken My eyes unclose Upright I sit A touch to my head Wet strands of hair glued to my face Fearful images still ring clear Bedsheets tossed Pillows thrown to the floor All evidence of a bad dream My eyes slowly turn upward Light streams in through my wind...
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    “Your papers were terrible, Awful, and nothing less expected Then from a class full of freshmen.” Said Professor Ligon I resist the urge to argue But I suppose I can last another 17 minutes of this class “You see your papers are either All right or all wrong.” I shifted uncomfortably...
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    We're writers We're dreamers We're creators We bring our written words to life We're emotional, passionate, and occasionally unfeeling when we want to We're masters of fate We're philosophers, comedians, and truth seekers We're parents, judges and murderers ...
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    I live in your society, but nobody knows me. I speak out, but nobody hears me. Hey! I'm right here! Pity that you can't see me. Pity that you don't know me. To you I blend in with the background. Even those that can make out some sort of figure, They say, "Hey! You!" ...

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