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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    In my dream last night, I saw your crooked smile The way that your hair fell around your face like a princess But no matter how hard I tried I could not recall the color of your eyes This lapse in memory caused me to cry I fell to my knees and tears streamed down As I begged you to tell me the...
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    You ask me how I’m doing And I tell you I’m fine You say that I am lying And try to read my eyes For the words my mouth won’t say With a smile and gritted teeth I tell you no, it is the truth Backing off, you tell me That I better not be lying And you never seem to realize “Fine”...
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    I am the gunpowder And you are a spark When we meet We will consume. It will be terrible, it will be tragic It will be finite. But darling, dearest, my love, Won't it make for a beautiful show?...
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    How is it possible To think so many thoughts Fill your mind to the brim, and then let it run over Flow down your spine Fill out your entire being And then you Find that you cannot filter these ideas out They go round and round in your brain Twirling in and out of every image Every scent, si...
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    I wish that in sleep I could escape the inner workings Of my troubled mind Lose myself in fantasies Of love and friendship Or that I could just dully move Into slumber A black abyss greeting me Entering a darkened void Until morning Alarm clock blaring a Discordant melody in my ear But...
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    Remember when I was your life jacket, and you were my adventurer? I kept you afloat when the going got tough, and you led me to places where I would never have thought to go. You pulled me along, holding my hand, till I would budge no further, for we had reached the end of what reason would allow. ...
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    When I was young monsters were real, visible things. Things that were ugly, scary, and easy to spot. They had crooked teeth, sharp nails, wild hair, and they did not smell that pleasant. Monsters lurked in dark places, and could be conquered by covering up with a blanket and clutching my teddy bear ...
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    You see her on the street each night Walking up and down, up and down Pushing her cart in front of her Sometimes she's laughing, sometimes she's crying Sometimes she's yelling at the phantoms from her past They taunt her with her cast-off dreams Her hair is matted, her face is d...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    I flew towards the stars, and passed you on a cloud You posed before my eyes, and beckoned me come closer A smile barely traced on your lips Promising a rest for my weary soul You held me and lulled me to sleep Singing sultry words into my virgin ears When I found rest in your comfort, you gra...
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    I wish that by telling myself Not to think of you I could erase you from my mind. I wish that you wrote on my heart In yellow chalk And smoothing you away Would be no harder Than cleaning a blackboard. Wash it with citrus scented soap Some warm water And a clean rag. But you carved into ...
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    Remember when I first kissed you? You gasped, and I caught the gasp in my teeth and swallowed it whole. You tasted like Wrigley's doublemint, icy but warm. Remember the way we held hands in the cinnamon dusk that October evening? Electricity sparking between us, causing my heart to race, and me...
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    my HeArt is a gem PreciOus sought After glitTering In the sunLight on a shelf Just out of reAch Then you beckon SeducTively fingeRs of Bone curling toWards lips sO blue and Lifeless my Soul leaPs upward to your sKeletal Frame eager to provide the stepStone needEd to reach the Throbbi...
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    Chopped apart my being Drank marrow from my bones Ripped cleanly out my throbbing heart Replaced it with a stone Plucked me clean of warming hopes Left aching body cold Showed me how embraces felt Then tore me from their hold Strummed my nerves till they were raw Laughed loudly at my hurt ...
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    Why is it that the simple aesthetic arrangement of words and phrases Can touch me down to the very core of my Being?...
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are so many things that I want to say to you. Words that stick to the roof of my mouth like gobbets of glue, or sticky peanut butter Slathered on white Wonder bread. I choke on the nouns, verbs and adjectives, they sludge forward to the tip of my tongue But never pass ...
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    It's raining Silver streaks run down Washing the world clean again The droplets hit the ground And dry up with a sizzle Evaporating on contact They don't die But instead, rise up as steam Swirling towards the sky Back to the clouds Where they will form together And make more rai...
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    You tell me that leaving is Bittersweet I can feel the weight of those words as they Hit my chest Then you ask me, do I understand? I do I understand; If, indeed, after all is said and done Bittersweet is simply another word for horridly, utterly, heart- wrenc...
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    You sit there swirling the coffee in your cup Work-hardened fingers grasping the spoon Its so small in your hand Your ice-blue eyes look straight through me Towards the cavorting daemons of your past Causing that twitch in your lined cheek to start up again Your cracked lips start to tremble, ...
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    Rock a bye, little one Nestled safely in my arms Though storms are rolling around us I will keep you safe from harm Close your eyes, don't fear Though the night may be dark, I am still here Start out holding my hand Take those first steps towards the moon Rely on me to know, when to l...
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    First the foundation Cover your face Hide your freckles, your birthmark, your dark circles Emphasize the “true” color of your skin Bring to realization the “flawless” beauty That was already there Next the blush Not too little (don't want to be pale) Not too much (don't w...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
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    I have accomplished several things in my life, but the accomplishment I am most proud if is considered strange by most people’s standards. Still, it remains my proudest achievement. For, you see, I can eat with chopsticks. You may be thinking that it is easy, and that anyone could do it. Or, you m...
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    I went walking today Along a road lined with twisting trees The air still smelled cold With a touch of spring Singing through the breeze The ground was speckled with snow Only bits of green were showing But pushing triumphantly out of the ground A delicate purple mayflower Was determine...
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    Who am I? I ask myself this question And sometimes The answer surprises me... I am the person That is always at your back And at your side Who you can always count on To love you I am the person Who cries when I do anything wrong Because I want to be perfect But I fall so short I am t...
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    You were my garden I tended your soul Pulled up the weeds Ugly black things Planted some pink roses Your favorite, I thought I watered you And laughed with joy When you started to blossom I put up a pretty white fence To keep the goodness in And the blackness out I stood over you Prot...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    Characters: HEAD FAIRY GODMOTHER: She has iron-grey hair pulled back into a tight bun. She wears spectacles, and a women’s business suit. She often seems aloof and proud. LULABELLE THE FAIRY GODMOTHER: She has short white hair, commonly in disarray. She wears skirt suits, and loud jewelry....

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