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  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    lo! how these mighty steeds stagger and stumble, their clumsy hooves smacking the cement, clip-clop, their direction changing with each step, flip-flop, violently clashing and collapsing in a tumble. lo! how their senses falter and fumble, though we praised them to be the best of the best, tip-...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    and once more the night flushes away the day and spreads its blanket over the mass of people crawling out of the sewers and the alleys and the sweaty clubs and this is us in all our prime, our troubling kind, and we’re alive with the pulse beating beneath our feet but there you are ...
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    i painted a picture once and it was a pretty picture and then life pressed my naive face against the paint and demanded what it was and i couldn’t remember and i had no answers and i don’t know if i can start over...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    You girl, oh you beautiful, blessed girl! What you have stirred in me has long slumbered in the sanctuary it built beneath my bones, beating something so sad You temptress, oh you wrathful, wicked temptress! What witchery be this by which you swindle me my peace and cast me spiraling in...
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    You floated away from me, little sea shell, from the spot where we played, floated right out of my hand My lover, she watched us here, little sea shell, she watched you float away, from where my lover did stand She had a smile on her face, little sea shell, as she watched us two play, ...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    He left his Lady Verse for life’s other odd treasures and since he’s been away she’s lost all her old lusters With her touch not quite as compelling, less enchanting, his oaths of endless love he has begun recanting But what is this, this strange, strange happening, happening he...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    hair framing cute and cunning and everything exceptional arms hanging ‘round slim and sexy and occasionally awkward lips claiming love and lust and even exhilaration all for me...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Their love hovered about them like a moat of dust suspended in the sunshine When apart it lay dormant like a coat of snow sprinkled on the forest pine When together it whirred round like charged particles sparking interest at random It congealed inside them like an enlarged heart b...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She felt the breath on her neck when he whispered affections to her back His words got tangled up and she realized lying tongues are clumsy...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    You were the girl who kept my secrets tucked tight in my slippers under your wool socks through the winter time You were the girl who hid my laughter between the buttoned slips of my bed time shirts during spring days fine You were the girl who I thought I knew when sanity seeped th...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    We were sitting by a pond, a pond where fish chase each other, I was watching the little one chase the big one but she was watching me She was busy watching me and yelling something ‘bout regret, she was yelling something ‘bout regret and crying tears, tears I could never see I was s...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    There was please love me written all over her arms but he did not care He had a heart and it was teeming for that girl but he did not share ‘Cause when life gets tough that boy simply won’t be found and she deserves better If only he knew he did more harm than good, he never ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    There is a little girl somewhere who is taking on the world all by herself and she’s looking for a hero, for someone to hold her hand; for the daddy she loves, the daddy she thinks she knows There is a little man somewhere who is fighting demons that crawl inside him and he’s looking ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She touched his skin with her lips like she could make it all better He told her lies with his lips like he could make it all better He told the girl of a bird and how he watched it fly away He told the girl a clique; That bird was freedom, he did say There are beer stains on t...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    The cobblestones that lit her path smarted beneath her feet and sent her running and prancing, skipping and dancing, along her way He walked on cool blue crystals that crashed like waves ‘neath his feet and left him calmly strolling and lightly rolling as each night turned day Steam ...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    He was not so busy reading something about America, China and some guy named Caleb Somethingorother when he found himself peering over his laptop at her. She was all bundled up in a soft white sweater and reading his copy of A Collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s Finest Works. She was gently nibbling o...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    He met the girl with knocking knobby knees and a beautiful princess his eyes did seize She met the boy with a jibbering jabbering jaw and to her it was a kindly prince she saw They met a court of love before their tenth date and ‘twas a short lived love they did consummate Then cue t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Sing me something soft, sing me something ugly. Time is New York’s skyline as outside turns to something dark blue. We’re in a war all the time looking for an abstract the flying messengers called peace. This is what living like this does, so I’m happy I went looking for angels....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I slew a father without eyes because I was God and oh I know he needed me I slew a daughter without legs because I was God and oh I know she needed me I slew a lover without ears because I was God and oh I know he needed me I slew a family without heart because I was God and oh I k...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    There was a city full of losers and bums and violent gangster wannabes. In that city was a beautiful park with gates that kept all the filth out and the clean in. In that park there was a bench and on that bench was a girl. The girl was sitting there with eyes that liked words and had no use for any...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    She said she feels like a leaf who falls asleep in the rain and has her dreams blown away by the cold wind. I told her I wish I was as weird as her so I could actually understand what she means sometimes. She kissed my forehead and told me that was the exact reason why she wanted to b...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I hid behind acne and glasses. You hid behind the intimidation of beauty and charm. Our hopes hid behind dust floating around in the sunlight of the library. I count it a miracle that we found each other at all....
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    I’m paranoid because everyone hates me I’m ugly because I’m skin and bones I’m a narcissist because I’m so awesome I’m sad because I think I’m all alone I’m intriguing because I’m so weird I’m interesting because I have imagination I’m creative because the current world...
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    It’s dark. I think it’s past midnight. My walk is cold and illuminated by the street lamps and window lights of the houses I walk by. I walk past the elementary school to the soccer field. She’s lying in the grass. She isn’t wearing a jacket. “Here,” I toss her my sweater. She pulls i...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Because Happy don’t feel so good to me since I met a girl with bruises under lipstick. She thought she was just misunderstood the way I would be if I could but truthfully she was just like me. Oh I swear I missed you Tragedy and the way I was your lover boy. Maybe she won’t feel...

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