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  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? If it’s the chicken, then the egg is a lie; it doesn’t exist because the chicken gives the illusion of an egg. If it’s the egg, then the chicken came about from years of failure, years of doctors and coaches putting me down, telling me poultry is a fig...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You are the silence in between What I thought and what I said. I always say the wrong things While you listen mutely. Every word not spoken is a pin in my heart. But it didn't have to be like this; Your empty quietude, if we were together, Would unite us; Two pieces of a puzzle, Two ha...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    You can toss me around, Shove me to the ground, I don’t care anymore. Throw some stones, Break my bones, It doesn’t matter anymore. I’m an old rag doll Here for your amusement; Watch me as I tear apart. Throw me aside When you can no longer use me; Should have known from the s...
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    You don’t understand The pain in my eyes, The things that you said, So harsh I cannot cry. You don’t know the struggles That cloud up my mind. My head just keeps spinning With the stress I must hide. And though you stand and stare, You’ll never know what it’s like to care! Yo...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    God, I chase in a prance of pleas, Waiting for you to just see me. I know it’s selfish but I can’t contain The envy pulsing through my veins. Nothing can sober except the rain. Hysteria engulfs my empty laugh. I want to be free from this photograph. Black and white faces filled with glo...
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    Prevail against your grieving pain, For I need you here—I must confess. Stout hearts endure the battle plain. Compassion reaching to unchain Those trapped when you yourself distress. Prevail against your grieving pain. Your intellect lies not in vain By grandly leading to success. Stou...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Is this the face you used to know? Is this the love you used to show? For me... Are these the burdens you gave me to fly? Are these the tears you wouldn't let me cry? Saying everything's gonna be OK... Well, at least for you. Refrain: Here I am now. This is where I stand. Thi...
  • Poetry > Song Lyrics
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    Your goodbye was, shall we say peculiar And I never saw the point until now. "A cat to catch my tongue" maneuver Was just to keep yourself from breaking down Refrain: You never gave me the chance to say what I should have To show how I cared and loved you back But you knew all the...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Is it over? That's a good question. Will it ever be? Who knows? ... I hoped I would. Some say love heals, But they lied. Love is a fire. I walked through with plenty of burns. You've taken over me, Filled up my head quite a lot. Maybe someday I'll forgive things I can&...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    "Why?" I whisper to my reflection in the night. "Why must it be him?" I'm referring to why this crush must be my longest running. After all, it's just a crush. Tears stream down my face for the millionth time in two years....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I'm shouting in my sleep for you. My screams drown out the pain. I don't know when the last time I rested. So yes, I'm alright. I'm dozing off in class My skin is even paler. I have a sickly glow. So yes, I'm alright. I'm stalking you like a loser. I keep c...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    "Here, it's like this." You grab my hand and ease it through the four. I feel your hand on mine, Your face close to me, Your eyes staring. I blush. We're right back where we started....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Stab, stab, stab. I puncture a tennis ball to bits. You look over my shoulder. "Practicing?" "Of course." "Really, 'cuz it looks more like venting anger." I glare. "That's absurd." Stab, stab, stab....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    How can I survive staring you in the eyes, When they look at me so lifelessly? They're cold and empty, Pitch black with scorn And that's what I love about them. I want to stare into them forever, But then I might get lost And I may never come out again. That's why I can'...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Did my brother just frankly and unknowingly inform me that I'll never be free of your presence? Yes, he did. Will I survive a whole summer of being beside you? Maybe. When do I get a break from worrying, about how I look or act? Never. When can I look you straight in the eye and tell yo...
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    When you smile I can see the ocean The glistening foam is sprayed across your face I watch the waves set in motion By the gravity of the moon you stole from space. Your grin is the snowiest mountain peak Gorgeous, yet chilling to the heart Pines part for a gurgling creek That's what I&...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Another dreary day of testing. I watch the clock on the TV. 41-42-43. Tick, tock, tick. I brush my hair back and yawn. Hearing a student's snores. In, out, in. Tick, tock, tick. I study my blank notebook page. Having nothing more to say. Scritch, scratch, scritch. Tick, tock, tic...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I'm from the Japanese maple in the front yard From the whispering wind in the corn stalks To the sunshine filtered forest with a closing The trampoline across the mossy floor Where someone had once sat, with a smile I'm from the horse pastures right next door In the hilly neighborh...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am from scented dish soap, bubbling green with foam. I am from midnight reading. (In darkness, listening for footsteps.) I am from the Japanese maples, the cherry blossoms fluttering in the wind like flakes of colored paper. I am from steak and rosary beads, from Chris and Anna. I...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    A final breath, she lightened in my arms I felt her soul a-leaving me alone I knew where she would go, her loving charm Heaven sent, angel upon a gravestone Too easily, she had broken my heart I would break it again without a thought Love, it had a sting like a sour tart Beautiful, yet it t...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    I don’t know how to say this But you cut me to the core Don’t know what you think of this But then, who cares anymore? I don’t know why I feel this way Since I hate you so dearly much I don’t know why I rant this way Since you know all of this and such … You do, don’t you? ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Its passion climbing up the post Cooling a sticky summer’s day Its arms reaching out to hold it still And its petals calling for the warm sunlight There are no roots as far as I can see But there’s dew glistening on the leaves It takes all day to soak it up And by next morning, another...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I know every hill Every rock, every thorn Every step to avoid So as not to trip I know when each tree will bloom I know none by name I’ve memorized birdcalls I converse, though them I do not see When rumbling rolls of thunder And whistling winds come through I know which trees will w...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A streak across the sky Blinding, blinding, in the darkness Upon the windblown trees There I wait, in the freezing degrees Waiting for what? I know not I wait for the strike When the lightning will break the sky Torrents of wind and rain surround Squeezing me tightly Thunder shakes th...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    The colors revealed, pitch black on pure white Clouds flying over empty skies in the night Dew under canopies in a tropical desert Grass creeping through ice in a sudden growth spurt You’d say it’s upside-down, but to me it’s my life Divergence ignites a continual strife As darkness ar...

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