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Lake Zurich, IL
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About riley1516:

Writing is my passion, especially writing poetry. I've been through a lot in my life so unfortunately my work is a little on the darker side but it has always held a lot of power. Lastly, I hope to get my work out into the world someday : )

Articles and Art by riley1516:

Pieces of You
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Broken Road
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Sail Away
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Speed Away
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Riley1516's Favorite Personal Quote:

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

Favorite books: The Art of Racing in the Rain, Naughts & Crosses, Desert Crossing, Dear John, Water for Elephants 
Favorite music artists: Yellowcard, Onerepublic, 2am Club, Jason Derulo, Jesse J 
Favorite movies: My Sisters Keeper, Thor, The Town, The Dark Knight, Horrible Bosses 
Favorite movie stars: James Franco, James Marsden, Will Ferrall, Rachel McAdams 
Favorite TV shows: Nikita, Vampire Diaries, Switched at Birth, Gilmore Girls, Survivor 
Favorite hobbies: Writing stories, poems, songs etc., Listening to music, Spending time with family, Traveling 

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