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My Reading Story
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 146  Views: 128

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  At the age of 4 (or so I believe!) I learned to read Sitting on the floor in the attic of our house I looked at the letters M- ...read more

How I Learned to Love Reading
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 134  Views: 103

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  Books will never leave you sitting alone in the lunchroom Books will never whisper to another girl and point to you, both of th ...read more

First Language Loss
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 105  Views: 92

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  My father's father fled Poland A land of fear and misery for Jews Came to America Where the streets were “paved with gold” ...read more

Green
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 72  Views: 99

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  green was my childhood favorite color but green is the color of money and green is the color of envy green is the color of illn ...read more

Whether
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 128  Views: 95

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  I don’t know whether I should write a poem Or whether I should hide in the garage I don’t know whether I should write a po ...read more

The Blurry Edge of Morning
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 29  Views: 100

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  The blurry edge of morning Claiming freedom in spring I hear it sing, as birds take wing And young couples are out on a fling ...read more

STOP
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 57  Views: 127

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  Stop look and listen Stop at the corner Stop at the red light Stop for pedestrians Stop for cyclists Stop for animals Stop d ...read more

October Orange Acrostic
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 52  Views: 82

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  Over the river and through the woods (& BTW, Cussing up a storm) To Grandmother's house we go Ogres chasing us Bracing us for ...read more

Haiku series
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 135  Views: 88

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  I. Water Relief from summer Water in my ears eyes nose Now I'm getting soaked! II. Crab Yummy delicious! Had crab cakes fo ...read more

Citizen of the Earth
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 41  Views: 90

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  Sad to say, My country is the Biggest Baddest Richest Braggin'est Rootin tootin'est One on the planet Once preached Hif ...read more

To the Auspices of Tomorrow...

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  Lord grant, that we, purveyors of the day, may one day wake, unconscious of our weapons; lacking even the vocabulary ...read more

Paeon

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  Paeon I sing a song of sorrows and thanksgiving, Two strains entwined, like lovers bound... Balance, and counter-ba ...read more

Hot Fun in the Summertime
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  no school sleep late go swimming have a picnic play baseball blazing sun dehydration sunburn skin cancer heat stroke whe ...read more

WAIT!*
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 100  Views: 128

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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

Demented Dad
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 121  Views: 136

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  Demented dad, thinks family is making plans behind his back Frantic mom, doesn't know what to do Daughters fighting: to tell him ...read more

A Childhood Adventure
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 110  Views: 118

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  When I was old enough to walk Around town by myself But not old enough to remember How old I was I walked up Central Avenue ...read more

Oh Please, Not Again!
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Once again, blaming the victim "Feminists are the true misogynists"? Not the abuser or the rapist? Not the boss who fires a pre ...read more

The Noodly Appendages
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  Look! Up in the air! It's a Super Man........... It's a Wonder Woman........... It's a Flying Spaghetti Monster! Gaze upon his ...read more

Cottoning
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 25  Views: 142

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  prompt: write a poem using the word "cotton" Stranger in a strange land Could not grok what was all around her She could not ...read more

Far Rockaway
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 200  Views: 137

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  Far Rockaway, my little “home town” In the great big NYC Long ago, a resort for the rich But they left their big houses ...read more

News from Our Mother
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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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

The Darkroom
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 229  Views: 141

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  The Darkroom In high school I signed up for photography, But my father became the student. It was an elective. I chose it ...read more

Let's Not Flatter Ourselves
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  13.7 billion years old, the universe That means 13.7 billion light-years Or the distance light would travel In 13.7 billion yea ...read more

RIP RBG
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
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  She’s gone at the age of 87 After surviving cancer five times Often writing her SCOTUS opinions From her hospital bed Seei ...read more

Working?
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 53  Views: 145

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  I'm sitting here on this website When I'm supposed to be working But here's the status report of that: "Please wait for the hos ...read more

Highest Rated Stories

Morangi Pora Punda
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Short Stories & Anthologies
Words: 1,434  Views: 3,683

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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: 3,600

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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
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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: 3,407

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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: 3,767

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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: 3,505

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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
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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: 3,353

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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: 3,339

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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: 3,288

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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: 3,458

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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: 3,516

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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: 3,462

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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: 3,345

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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: 3,148

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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: 3,303

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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: 3,244

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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: 3,141

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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: 2,888

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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: 3,016

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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
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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
Words: 1,210  Views: 2,507

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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: 2,174

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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