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I Can't Just Change Overnight part 1
(Inspired by my sister, Laura Breidenthal’s poem called “The Dream in His Eyes” and also, inspired by Disturbed’s song “Forsaken”. Special thanks to my sister for such an awesome poem and the writer that wrote...

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Categories: growing up, angst, dark, deep, depression, desire, loneliness, words,
Form: Free verse



To Be A Friend Pleaser
I heavily recall two times when I had made you cry,
Both of which bewildered and moved me
My response was that of disbelief, and regret
And never, upon recalling, 
Have I felt more of the need to...

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Categories: change, character, confusion, devotion, friendship, growing up,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Prescribing ReBirth to DT2
DT2 came to me, unwillingly and clandestinely,
only because he was referred by his mother,
who was concerned that he was growing up and out
to become an ego-terrorist,
and she had heard of my feminist work as ecotherapist--
so...

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Categories: growing up, birth, body, culture, health, humor, mental illness,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member LA Sewers
When I was a child in the streets of Los Angeles you would sized up groups approaching by watching the movements they made.

I remember this group/gang of older kids approaching me, watching them carefully while...

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Categories: abuse, growing up,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Random Excerpts from Ice in my Eyes, Smoke in Yours - A Novel
"Hey, you philosophysing Hindu. Give me a break, Buddy. I was just pulling your leg. [...] I want the rest of the story. Really, I mean it.” Theson said nothing. [...] “I can see you’re...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fantasy, growing up, lost, nature, religion,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Growing Up, La - Part 2
- - Chapter 2: Adult Responsibility (With Some Breaks) - -     

By ten years old, no weekends off, 
Or Saturday cartoons, 
Although I did have cash to spend, 
I felt my...

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Categories: growing up, life, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Xenophobia pt 1
TITLE:
       Xenophobia

Heed the warning
This isn't for the faint of heart
Verbalizing my deepest yearnings 
They're bound to be a bit tart...

Because where I'm from is called the Bible Belt
Where folks...

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Categories: growing up, america, anxiety, prejudice, universe,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Family Therapy
Feminist ecotherapists,
deeply immersed in permacultural eco-logic,
a systematic teleology of cooperative nutrition economics,
remain rarely flushed out from their camouflage.

A self-isolating,
often eremitic,
subspecies,
with shamanic nature-as-spirit tendencies,
our most articulate mentors often wander off
to pray for,
breathe and suffer and dance...

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Categories: growing up, addiction, endurance, environment, health, judgement, political, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Take Me Back
Do you remember, the stars, the moon and the dazzling night sky?
And the joy of our childhood, can you hear it?
All of our giggles and the overbearing question “why?”
Can you take me back? To when...

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Categories: growing up, 10th grade, beautiful, childhood, for teens, growing
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BadBoy MonoTheists
Where do we think all this economic and politically empowering
cooperative
nutritional
organically luscious imagination
and ecologically exegetical orthopraxis
started?

George Lakoff speaks of strictly straight stern paternalistic God the Universalist Fathers,
vertically Winning over an otherwise Loser, yet highly competitive, ecopolitical...

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Categories: growing up, games, health, integrity, math, peace, political, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
10 things I hate about me
1 - I can't be alone

I struggle to be by myself because my dark thoughts come
But when I'm with people my heart is numb
On top of a lot of pain is what I built my...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: deep, emotions, encouraging, growing up, growth, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Aloha
Hello? Are you there today?
Have I scared you away?
Spent my whole teenage life, 
Preparing for this day of strife 
To say my goodbye's
To your love-me-not lies
Oh well, oh well
I'm not saying farewell
Where do you dwell?
In...

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Categories: growing up, deep, desire, emotions, encouraging, feelings, grief, growing
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Dad, continued
...cont

Breath...
You once said to me,"I'm a man of extremes," and I understood immediately what you meant.  When you drank, you drank hard.  When you worked you expected perfection, in yourself not others, because...

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Categories: growing up, dad,
Form: Elegy
Misconception of Misery
It only started as a misconception, a misunderstanding
then like grass fed rain, it grew...grew into this
A eulogy, maybe this could be it
about you? For once, this is about me
How can it be...how can it be?
Dreaming,...

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Categories: growing up, how i feel, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Growing Up, La - Part 1
- - - Chapter 1: Early Days - - - 

My father was a rich man, la, *
Though schooled in poverty, (1)  
As such he seldom raised his head, 
Displayed humility.
The center of the...

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Categories: growing up, life, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Me
I was born to be a survivor and a fighter.
That's why I became a writer.
As a child the physical abuse I endured.
Being a baby it was pretty absurd.

The child of recovering addicts.
Even one that still...

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© Erica Berg  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: growing up, absence, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, drug, how
Form: Rhyme
Marat and Charlotte 3
Act 3. A dark, empty stage.

Marat
(standing up)

My eyes went blank. That's how it goes when
you have been doubly knocked flat on your back
in half an hour. He went, he went,
he went, he went, he went,...

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Categories: growing up, death, love,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Populist Politics
When I was sixteen
I wanted Robert Kennedy's life,
although I didn't know about his time squandered
in staffing McCarthyism's
Make America as Grotesque as Possible campaign,

Which would have given me pause
in that comparatively naive age
of green longing for...

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Categories: growing up, bullying, earth, environment, health, integrity, love, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Aspie
1—Milieu

Unique construction of body and mind
My niche in human pack not quickly found 
Raw young heart of a curious design
The empty mirrors for my soul abound

Subjectively a bit odd to myself
A jangled, disconnected kind of...

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Categories: emotions, growing up, introspection, people, senses, society,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member The Lion Under My Bed
When I was very little, a lion lived under my bed ...

It sounds cute and funny now, but then it was a
Very real thing, and that lion terrorized me. Where
Did that lion come from? It...

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Categories: childhood, fear, growing up, growth, horror, ,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sooner Recruit
Fifty years, boy and man, I’ve been a Sooners fan;
And watched thousands of recruits try to make my Sooners Team.
Often, I’ve enviously wondered what it must be like
To be a touted Sooners recruit, living out...

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Categories: growing up, celebrity, character, childhood, courage, dedication, desire, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Random Excerpts - 2: Ice in My Eyes Smoke in Yours, A Novel
May 29, 1957: …have to think about getting a thesis director…know no professor yet in the department…someone suggested i get hold of Derek Fogg for an intro to the big guns in the philosophisches Seminar…can't...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: growing up, international, student, universe, world war
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Night I Grew Up
Dad, I remember well the night I grew up. 
I know you remember that night too...
   I know you never forgot this happening:
  
It was 1966, an early Fall night, around 10:30...

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Categories: growing up, 9th grade, brother, confusion, father daughter, father
Form: Bio
Premium Member We Incarnate What We Digest
Eugenics is about monoculturing supremacist delusions 
of and for AnthroCentric Perfection.
Eumemics is about multiculturing nutritional inclusions
of and for Matriarchal-Iconic EarthTribe's nature-spirit Yintegration.

If we wish to begin facilitating regenerative evolution
and discouraging degenerative terrorists and fundamentalists,
it helps...

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Categories: growing up, culture, destiny, health, life, political, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Sweet Child Of Mine
     As I watched my daughter playing with her son, I couldn't help but see myself in her. I still think of her as a child, but I guess parents always...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: growing up, daughter, grandson, love,
Form: Haibun