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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Honesty clung to my shoulders Steered me to the loneliest part of my mind Where I was left, screaming, with irritated imagination I return distorted, sanity torn by jagged words Words heavy with sleeplessness, born from sadness Words that left me filthy, shaking, but proud. Look at me now,...
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    It was one a.m. when I learned that some people are sad against all reason, all sensibility, all love. Before I opened the front door I could hear music. It grew louder as I made my way down the hall. She was laying down listening to an old vinyl and looking like she might disappear. “I brought u...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    “You smile like you have just seen God,” she said. “I have. He’s in you. God is love is you.” She is with me when I retire to bed And she fills up the space in my head too. Pray to her. For love, to my bone, I shed. Her words are scriptures I ink on my skin. Her palms are open and ...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    When I write, I slowly die The exploration of the human heart Is too much for me to take. I try Disconnecting. Words pull my heart (mind) apart. The ocean terrifies me, the vastness and enormity Of it. My words hold gallons, my head is heavy Feelings compress my heart, causing deformity. I ...
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    No one ever looked at me the way she had With soft eyes and a finger pressed gently to her lips She touched me with such passion and sorrow I could feel it slowly pour from her fingertips When she kissed me her delicate fingers held my wrist And I thought that every answer could be found in h...
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    Sorrow wraps a tight fist around my neck As I shut the shades, crawl into bed It sinks with me beneath the covers I drown...
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    She spoke words as smooth as silk They poured from her lips And I, with shaking hands, Let them cover me...
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    I want inside the head of everyone I see I want to observe their thoughts Learn what they've experienced I want to see their life unfold Like a black and white film Before my eyes Really, though I want to know that I’m not alone...
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    Anya moves her hand steadily Concentration inked on a crease in her brow Sitting here with her, the silence is comfortable...
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    Her brow creases listening to the radio. She says to me, “Do you ever wonder Why no one seems to care about classics bands anymore? “Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Metallica and The Beatles “What about artists like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Elton John or David Bowie? ...
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    A warm breeze comes through the window As she stares at me with the face of her mother Bare legs swung over the arm of a chair She says, “Play me something…” Nocturne She’s up and dancing and We’re the happiest in the world...
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    Constricting against the cage meticulously framing your upper torso is the core to your being Rapidly beating and ready to burst...
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    A moment of potency flickers before you Grasping it, you bask in it's warmth Until the lights burn out and another easily takes your place...
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    You are Severus Snape You are a Death Eater but not by choice You loyalty is obvious to one but questioned by most Your eyes are black and desolate but your heart is filled with nostalgia to look into those emerald eyes again...
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    She’s a nobody but, still your thoughts are consumed by Her She’s a nobody and yet, she’ll leave you in Pieces...
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    Blow me a kiss as you wave goodbye. Remember, dear, I’ll be seeing you in our next life....
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    What happens when you run out of money? Are you able to buy anything? If you asked someone to borrow money and promised to pay them back, how long or how much money would it take for them to finally say no. When, Mr. Obama, will China finally say, “No.” They will, and when they do what will happ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    “I got there just as it had happened…” He paused, looking at the students. Silence hung a heavy curtain around the classroom walls. The usually talkative sophomores were intently listening to their teacher’s words. He continued. “I was driving to work one morning. The highway was two...
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    Rot my heart,Sweet Delight. And as my mama and daddy fight, Paint a picture to get me through the night....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The girl who was not afraid told me to jump. And now I'm flying, No, wait... Falling, but where's the ground?...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    You said you wouldn’t go on the Magnum, but she made you anyway. On the way up the first hill, you held onto my arm, your nails digging into my arm. You screamed so loud on the way down, I thought I’d go deaf. After the ride was over, though, you said, “That was really fun. I’d go again.” ...
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    You’re beautiful, There’s no doubt. Eyes like polished emeralds, Beneath red wine curls. A fresh face where painted Freckles clash with fair skin. Full lips that always seem To be pulled back, smiling. But I can see past your Feeble attempts to hide. There laughter’s a knife....
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    Dream for me a place Where hearts no longer bleed, Where demons are like angels And eyes aren’t full of greed. Find for me a home Where families aren’t so broken, Where innocence comes alive And words aren’t left unspoken. Describe for me a world Where happiness isn’t so brief,...
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    You're exquisite, a work of art. With eyes like the sky, Or clear chrysolite. Dancing in the fragrant rain Or Baking blueberry muffins, Your laughter filling the room Suddenly, Like fireworks. Silky curls sat on your Straight-postured shoulders, As we eat blue moon ice cream And blac...
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    Brightly colored as Fruit loops And sweet as Honey, They envelope my Mouth Those tricky little Bunnies. Bursting with Flavor, I cling to you Like a child Clings to juice, Like a kitten Clings to catnip, Or Piglet clings To Pooh. Your sticky sweet Physique Calls to me from T...

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