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An American Story
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 151  Views: 4

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  An American Story Part I Grocery shopping with mom I always hope she gets Those Aunt Jemima pancakes They’re the best ...read more

untitled
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 147  Views: 11

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  News From Our Mother I spin around to make a day and a night So you can work, play and sleep I travel long distances to make ...read more

Loss
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Lung cancer killed friend A generous, witty man Cigarettes are evil ...view it

Summer Fun
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Swimming, floating, SPLASH! Lots of water in my face Splurgle durble ooooooo ...view it

Seems Like Futility
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 11  Views: 15

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  Anti-war vigil We made nine-plus-years statement Well . . . did anyone hear? ...view it

She Was Just 17
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Seventeen years old So scared, angry, hopeful too Where will you go now? ...view it

Avoiding Traffic
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Going home from work Riding only on back roads The trees speak to me ...view it

Finding My Lost Family

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  I. My father’s parents Ida and Joseph met when he was a boarder in her family’s house. They got married, probably in the early ...read more

The Darkroom
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 243  Views: 17

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  In high school I signed up for photography, but as it turned out my father became the student. It was an elective and I chose it b ...read more

Joy and Risk
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 91  Views: 14

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  poem with 1st line taken from In the 80’s We Did the Wop by Major Jackson Who mothered your love of death? Death for others, ...read more

Dark Matter
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 149  Views: 18

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  random poem idea from random poem idea generator: realize you were right all along about dark matter as though skywriting (won’t ...read more

Billie Holiday in my Life
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 97  Views: 17

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  My mother was a big fan of Billie Holiday’s I remember an album we had of hers With a big, beautiful, bright red mouth on the ...read more

Post Office Protest
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 126  Views: 23

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  I went to a protest at the local post office today A great big crowd of 8 people including yours truly Letting everyone in the v ...read more

Rage
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 41  Views: 22

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  Rage is bright hot red Rage is loud Rage is a headache Rage is a sore throat Rage is terrifying Rage hurts Rage is also in ...read more

Light
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 57  Views: 26

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  Imagine light rising and pouring through our bodies Up to the sky Down to the earth Taking tiny bits of us Subatomic particles ...read more

Mother of Exiles
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 36  Views: 23

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  Mother of Exiles Electrified for a moment Lady Liberty lights up the sky Commands our attention: A mighty woman with a torch ...read more

American Foreign Policy Since 2002 in a Nutshell
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Humor & Satire
Words: 1,480  Views: 27

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  My Foreign Policy in a Nutshell, by Uncle Sam, as told to Nora Freeman I. The War in Afghanistan in a Nutshell I have a neig ...read more

Thunderstorm
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 88  Views: 24

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  One night, I awoke to a giant thunderstorm It was so loud that I felt tiny, helpless, In awe of the massive forces colliding in ...read more

WHAT CAME BEFORE, OR THE BLACK EXPERIENCE AS TOLD IN ONE PAGE WITH MANY OMISSIONS BY A WHITE PERSON
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 272  Views: 24

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  abduction death march to the coast waiting in dreadful dungeons for the dreaded unknown the middle passage for the survivors: ...read more

Golden Shovel poem* pulled from Harlem, by Langston Hughes
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 131  Views: 33

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  WAIT! ….. so they waited, all their plans deferred Waited, so long that many gave up On ever finding any sort of place in the ...read more

Blowing Bubbles at the Poetry Workshop
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 54  Views: 29

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  Blowing Bubbles in the Poetry Workshop I was at a poetry workshop One of the other workshoppers Was blowing bubbles Hmmm, ...read more

Trash to Treasure
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  I found beautiful beads, green and red In the trash room of my building Simultaneously subtle and bright No one wanted them Ex ...read more

Insomnia
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 79  Views: 33

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  eat turkey for dinner drink warm milk don’t think about how repulsive “warm milk” is just drink it already breathe deepl ...read more

What Birds Might be Saying to Us
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 132  Views: 29

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  WHAT BIRDS MIGHT BE SAYING TO US, IF ONLY WE COULD HEAR IT We can fly, and you can’t! So suck on that Some of us migrate for ...read more

Murmuration II
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 88  Views: 30

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  MURMURATION II (after hearing Rosi play the violin) a lovely sound like birds murmuring a murmuration where are they going ...read more

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Morangi Pora Punda
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories & Anthologies
Words: 1,434  Views: 3,510

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  STRANGE FACTS ABOUT THE ISLAND OF MORANGI PORA PUNDA Morangi Pora Punda is the smallest inhabited island in the world. I ...read more

Countdown
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Dramas & Plays
Words: 1,504  Views: 3,411

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  It must be agreed upon, at least on one level or another, that our lives are made up and counted down by days. Most of these days ...read more

Lincoln Lives
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 55  Views: 3,275

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  To honor a town of meaning I know... In humble rolling hills and smiles that glow.. Such simple town folk living a simple class. ...read more

Midst Of Battle
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 31  Views: 3,259

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  In his short lifetime Still half boy..yet half man Spirit with dignitiy...without hesitation Twice the work of a civillian Han ...read more

Fall Love
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 87  Views: 3,596

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  I Spring Above, With fall love, To hope to be in your heart again, To whom I love my dear boy Ben, I hope I am your only Ren, ...read more

The Cat And The Mouse
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 66  Views: 3,313

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  Prospects for the mouse seemed so teetery. The cat's teeth became ever jittery. Winning the prize was his habit. It was of cour ...read more

Disturbance
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 40  Views: 3,391

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  Sweet thunder of an evil storm A precious vow Strong and simple Shadows arise to consume bold virtue A single crime Hungry fo ...read more

Global Warming
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Essays & Correspondence
Words: 1,065  Views: 3,174

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  "What ever happened to all of that global warming thats supposed to be ravaging the planet these days?" This was the ...read more

A Chain Letter
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 811  Views: 3,156

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  With Love, All Things Are Possible.(Except for time travel, of course). Upon receiving this e-mail, kiss someone you l ...read more

Masters of the Universe: A Study of the Male Spirit by Major Stress
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 1,087  Views: 3,132

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  Masters of the Universe A Study of the Male Spirit by Major Stress Today's Topic: Burial Rites and Wrongs Okay everybod ...read more

My Friend
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 71  Views: 3,269

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  My friend she is like the sweetest rose to be exact... Or maybe one could say she is like the gate that never comes unlatched... ...read more

A Christmas Story
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories & Anthologies
Words: 1,105  Views: 3,348

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  The clock in the hallway sounded 12 times. Midnight. Christmas Eve. Playing softly through the speakers mounted ...read more

My Wonderful LIfe
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Words: 875  Views: 3,267

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  Sometimes, especially in high school, I would ponder the thoughtWhat if I had been born normal? Normal to me would mean-- ...read more

ABUSE
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 123  Views: 3,172

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  DEAR LORD I PRAY,TAKE THIS UNENDING HURT AWAY.TOUCH MY HEART AND SOUL.SO,I MAY FEEL COMPLETELY WHOLE.ERASE THE MEMORY FROM MY HEAD ...read more

A soilders past and future
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Historical
Words: 241  Views: 3,008

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  A soliders past and future By Paula H. The water ran red with the blood of his comrades The bodies floated in the surf and wi ...read more

Miracles
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Words: 1,103  Views: 3,131

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  One of the surest things that I have learned in my relationship with God is that he is rarely early, never late, and always ju ...read more

Haunting Memrories
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Historical
Words: 174  Views: 3,079

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  Haunting Memories By Paula H. The fields whisper his name, but he doesn't hear them. All he hears is the cries of the soldi ...read more

Barbershop Blues
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 2,230  Views: 2,986

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  BARBERSHOP BLUES When I was young and single I used to have my hair cut at an establishment called John ...read more

The Extraordinary Thursday
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » True Crime
Words: 1,185  Views: 2,735

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  Ten years have passed now since that nights events unfolded, yet they are burned in my mind like they happened yesterday. It ...read more

Yellow Bird
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Memoirs
Words: 643  Views: 2,864

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  It was a beautiful early summer day. I had just returned from the store with my kids and was putting the groceries away. They we ...read more

Perfect

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  I know you...I've seen you I believe we shared a moment or two I watched you enter the room and pull up a chair Your motions po ...read more

Mister's Cat
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 94  Views: 2,559

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  He said he never liked any cat. I always knew far different than that. Kikipoo was her name. He looked at other cats with si ...read more

none as of yet
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Women's Fiction
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  Red and thick and sweet. The wine coated the sides of the glass as she rolled the stem slowly between her fingers. Just for a mome ...read more

Sacred Sorrow
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Lonely one Your sacred sorrow surrounds your heart Like the slow haunting melody of a lone cello Intoxicating you like a fi ...read more

Potential Opening Lines for Novels
Genre: Humor & Entertainment » Humor
Words: 419  Views: 2,014

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  The following tale explains how I discovered what pickled okra tastes like, and the price I paid for acquiring such knowledge. ...read more