Jan 29
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The Fault in Our Stars

I stood there,

Watching him...

He looked  elegant just standing there

In his brown leather jacket.

His smile  plain,

But charming.

He took a packet of Marlboro cigarettes.

A sudden feel of wrath took over my mind,

How could he possibly light a cigarette in front of a person who has lung cancer?

Cigarettes cause lung cancer.

He could see the upset expression I had on my face.

He said, “Hazel Grace, they don’t kill you unless you light them. And I’ve never lit one.

It’s a metaphor you see,

You put the killing thing right between your teeth,

But you don’t give it the power to do its killing.”

My face went blank.

He had stunned me.

He always finds a way to stun me.

I will always remember Augustus’ Waters perfect metaphor he used to save my life.

Jan 28
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Sea Glass

It was a partly cloudy day. A Thursday to be specific. We had just arrived the day before in Boothbay Harbor, ME. Everyone had already walked back to the hotel, after breakfast in the Inn. It was just my dad and I walking back. As we were walking, we decided we wanted to go ahead and sit there for a while watching and listening to the ocean. We sat in the blue and white wooden chairs. We heard the sailboats drifting out to sea. The lighthouse was just barely visible in the distance on a small island. The sound of the waves splashing against the rocks and the squeaking of the seagulls. It occurred to me how lucky I was to be in such a magical place.
Jan 28
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Poseidon's Seven Seas

One wave of his trident and the entire world ends,

The clouds turn black and the sea becomes dark.

All of the agony starts at once.

The seven seas roar as the enraged waves thrash against the shore,

The wind blows at massive speeds,

Forcing different things into all directions.

Villagers scream and grip onto poles,

Holding on for dear life.

But the winds are too strong.

This is Poseidon bringing in his new folk.

People plunge into the water,

The population of the town decreases rapidly and the population of Poseidon's nation increases.

All of a sudden it's over,

Poseidon has his new society.

Jan 25
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A dim light in a darkened abyss

A sudden feeling of sorrow and isolation circulates

Through her head.

Pain runs through her veins,

Like a rush of adrenaline.

Her emotions make her feel like a hibiscus

In a field of roses,

Feelings of insecurity and inadequateness.

In her mind, she wanted to give up,

To stop trying to see hope in her future.

A tormented state of mind is mixed in with this mess.

But you wouldn’t let her leave.

You showed her that there was a light that could be seen in the dark.

You brought to her the fact that there were people who loved her,

Who would care if she left.

There was something you taught her about people.

Their feelings are like glass,

Anyone could break at any moment.

You have to be very gentle with the glass,

For it will break if you aren't.
Jan 25
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The Perfect Ride

Leather reins in both hands.

My heels down barely touching the dirty silver ring of the stirrups.

Eyes up.

I click my mouth and you go,

Starting in a walk,

Then transitioning to a trot.

One two one two I post,

Gliding with you along the far wall.

Looking in the mirror,

Checking my stance.

I roll my shoulders back and point my toes up.

The soft half chaps brush against the dressage and sporting saddle.

You keep going,

So graceful.

Every single step is thought out,

Well done.

My hands,

A quarter of the way down your neck.

Everything is silent.

Everything is the way it should be.


Jan 23
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Celosia Dahlia (Burning Flower)

Celosia Dahlia is a gentle soul.

She glides through the wind like a shriveled up foliole,

A woman taken by the sky.

Never in a million years will you find something like her.

She lived in a phenomenon

A malevolent generation,

Still living in a darkened time.

Her heart is made of fire.

Would you listen to her if she promised to take you to heaven,

Would you fall for her devious stratagem that she masquerades as love?

When she brushes up against one, she gives chills.

She is not visible to you,

Her eyes glow an electric red.

After making contact with them you are unable to look away.

All of a sudden she is gone.

You feel a sudden urge to do cruel things,

She controls you.

Your dreams unwind,

In a devious state of mind.

Jan 14
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Still Alive

I dodged your bullets,

Yet i’m still bleeding.

You broke my heart

And I'm still breathing.

I’m still alive.

I can do it on my own.

You took back your heart,

You gave me as a lone.

What good is loving you if it's only toxic?

I’ve tried to let go.

But it keeps coming back to this.

I’m still mourning, missing you.

All of it comes without warning,

But the world doesn't stop turning.
Jan 10
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Paper Airplanes

All of it folds together like a paper airplane,

You live your life unfolding new pieces of paper,

Except the paper is a new light

Guiding you through life.

You have to take the bad things and fold them into place,

You have to accept the intolerable things that you have done

You must fold them away,

Saying farewell.

You have to fold every year that passes

And unfold a new year

Saying goodbye to the past,

And saying hello to the present.

Every fold you make is a part of your life forever

Except the fold is a decision or memory.

You will remember every fold you make,

Thinking about how it made an impact on your life.

You will teach others how to fold their paper airplanes,

Having them learn from your mistakes.

And when we start to live our final days.
Dec 19
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Hold onto me as we go.

It'll all be okay, bud,

I'll show you the world ,

As we roll down this unfamiliar road.

Don't be afraid I’ll guide you home.

And although this wave is stringing us along

Just see the best in everyone.

Just know you're not alone,

Cause I'm gonna make this place your home.
Settle down,

It'll all be clear.

Just don't grow up too fast,

you have the word to discover,

But you'll be reminded that your home is always here.

Don't pay no mind to the demons

They fill you with fear.

Ignore what bad may come to this town,

The trouble might drag you down.

Things get tough but things will turn around.

If you get lost, you can always be found.
Just know you're not alone.

Cause I'm gonna make this place your home.