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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Your words They mean nothing They sink into the ground Powerless Meaningless They lose all their sound You can’t do anything To bring me down Try to push me Try to shake me But I will not fall Try to hurt me with your words But they mean nothing at all Free I am free On my own I do...
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    She pretends like she is in control steering her way through the white lines and the red lights She pretends she knows where she is going with a road map on her lap and directions scribbled down She pretends there is nothing behind her that ignoring the rear view mirror will make the images dis...
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    Images sear into the back of my mind Burning clear as the day they occurred A living picture of a memory so haunting Night consumes me Tossing and turning Unable to shake the images From my body I don’t dare shut my eyes Into the back of my eyelids plays The movie of my haunting memories ...
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    Wind whipped hair Ocean cliff below Deep cavern of blue Never ceasing The bluest sky Glimmering sapphires Of limitless possibility Reflected in my eyes Twinkling with visions Of freedom Chest thrust forward Step off the ledge Arms stretched out Free as the bird I always wanted to be...
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    a blank sheet of paper Writer’s block she clicks her pen again and again and again tap tap click click tap tap tap a glance at the clock the second hand ticks by tick tick tick tap click tick tick tap tap tap seconds feel like hours feel like days her heart beats in her ear...
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    When there is a loss in the family, a funeral is held. It is the ceremonial release of our beloveds that allows us to cope properly and move on with our lives. But I didn't just lose a family member, I lost an entire family. Three-hundred people suddenly gone from my life; it was an abandonment...
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    I used to think that to be strong, you had to be tough. I used to think that to be independent, you had to be alone. I used to think that to be heard, you had to be loud. And that to forgive, you had to forget. I used to think that to love, to really love, you had to forget about yo...
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    I am shrinking shriveling into myself. The smaller I become, the larger my flaws grow. Away with the substance, the Quality and Honor and Truth. Nothing remains but bones sick and twisted and manipulating. Sticking jagged through skin torn apart by the Lies and the hurt and the fears. A s...
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    Delicately, her fingers graze the piano keys, floating from note to note. Her nail polish is chipped at the tips. So much for that twelve dollar manicure. Around her nails are red, raw skid marks, bits of skin hang at the end and pink, fresh layers emerge. Her middle and forefinger smell of l...
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    Tonight I watched my life go up in flames Crackling and crinkling under the heat. The flames danced in my eyes and I smiled. The fire sizzled when a tear drop fell from my chin. The pile of flames grew and lit up my hands on this moonless night. Shriveling down my life became nothing mo...
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    Running in circles A game of chase and push and pull You say that life is a gamble You have to take risks Push until you fall Get up until you can't How far will we take it? How far is too far? The bar is raised The stakes ever higher I swear I'll win I swear I'll beat ...
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    At a loss for words, I stare at my hands memorizing the cracks and tracing the veins. Music plays dully in the background covered up by the buzzing in my ears. I look around the room at the pictures-- anything to avoid your eyes. I can't look at you, I can't bare your face, I can&...
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    Some days I find myself driving aimlessly, and I end up back at that place. The place where the world as I knew it turned upside down and inside out. The place where everything that I had was lost. Everything that I knew was gone. Everything that I was, was dead. I'll park my car and take in...
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    Across the ground, scattered papers lay. Folded words of feeling, yesterday's fears, yesterday's pains. The jar lay shattered, glass and paper mix. Their words revisited, exposed and stinging....
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    You are eating me from the inside out Taking my bones and skin. Nothing remains but my blood, a puddle at your feet, a twinkle in your eye....
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    I am the apple with the rotting side, the sweater with an unraveling sleeve. I am the sick puppy at the pound, the pen that never writes. I am what nobody wants. Not even myself....
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Wake up to find my sheets and pillows and blankets positioned as they were when I fell asleep last night. On the floor lies my book, leaned open on last night's ending place. I step out of bed and into my slippers and pull my sweatshirt over my head, hanging there on the nob of the door. Open t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    “Oh how I envy the birds” says I. “So beautiful, so graceful, so free” says I. “Someday you will fly” says you. “If only” says I. If only....
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    Suppose you hadn’t been there that night Suppose you hadn’t stepped outside for a breath of fresh air Suppose you and her weren’t fighting And you hadn’t needed to get away Suppose you hadn’t met me You didn’t walk up And see me there Standing on the ledge Shoes o...
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    upon her desk there sits a jar filled with little pieces of paper written on them: unwanted lonely rough day scars confused hurt not pretty enough prideful a record of her sorrows a jar full of tears here she finds relief...
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    rain or shine night or day hot or cold near or far this world, this place, this moment, this lifetime. speak to me. i am listening. inspire me. i am dying to write you down....
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    take my hand take me towards the light let us run through the fields and lay among the flowers chase me to the moon i am already on my way let us run through the clouds and lay among the stars i want to breathe i want to feel let us run through the rain and lay among the puddles le...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    To write poetry is to open one's soul. To take pieces of it, and place it on paper. To give names to one's feelings- Nostalgia, Desire, Reluctance. Then the writer dissects them, with commas, and periods and conjunctions and line breaks. To read poetry is to take a magnifying...
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    walking away is all in the perspective one might say it is failure cowardly another will say it is opportunity redeeming rather it contains elements of both walking away is saying "i'm done" it is an apology cleaning up the mess after it can be said &quo...
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    i remember when we first met i never would have thought we were so alike i saw the pain behind your eyes i knew that pain a part of my life immediately we became best of friends i had finally found exactly what i'd been looking for i helped you i became an ear to listen a s...

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