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Life is an ocean, Filled with mystery and fear.  We fall in line with its rhythmic motion, Pushing us through the hardships and the tears.    Imagine swimming through life, 
Cheers to the unforgettable memor
The sketches in my notebook, and the raindrops on my window This, Blissfully this The art of nature and its beautiful galore, those laughs and those smiles I'd like to see more This, Blissfully this
 I am happy to be angry so I smile Yea I was angry, cause my dad left my mom.
What is love? Love is humanity's magic, Love is life's essence. What is love?
Reality is plagued with cruelty which we try to escape in every way.Constantly seeking a new exit from the present distaste,We find hideous pleasures in the most unrecognizable treasures.
I have learned to appreciate water for it’s omnipotence   
42 Jackie Robinson's fist clasped in anger From the darkness of confusion His eyes wept pain From the tireless ashes of death.
Are we really meant to move ahead All the things holding us back, sometimes I just lay in bed The war, the debt, the things we can't change I'd speak about it but get labeled insane  
People say you can’t be a lawyer because you’re a woman Says who? The Hobby Lobby Taking away our good medicine for the obstruction of religious freedom And people dying of AIDS, they didn’t know
Empty Bottles Written by: Tara Renee Sack   Once upon a time you had a life Made a family, had some kids With your beautiful wife  
Welcome to the Theater of My Mind.
Success What exactly is success? Is it striving to be the best? Is it forgoing your rest, so that you can ace the test, even if you were blinded?
"She is lofty and proud, prideful at best Her waist too great, her ego still greater." Satisfying others becomes her only success Yet only recalling the sneers of people who hate her.  
I see you. The world has chewed the edges of your dreams and pulled punches at your pride. You don’t know how to be anything but angry. Angry they cannot understand your English.
The water flows because it has nothing else to do. The sun shines because that’s all it knows how to do. The moon glows because that’s what it was told to do. My heart turns blue because all it knows is how to miss you.
- It ain't easy to always do me. - You see, sooner or later I'm going to immulate what I see on TV, or feed into the garbage somebody speaks.
Why? That is all I want to understand! Why?! A young girl will lie down and have relations with a boy that they claim they love after 3 days. A you girl will get pregnant before she has even had her cycle for a full year.
I once had a dream about shopping for a mom. You could choose whichever you wanted And if you weren’t content with your purchase, An exchange or return could be arranged As long as you had kept the box and receipt.
Here's to the ones who picked up an apple instead of that slice of pizza.
No, I don't wanna go where everybody knows my name, I don't wanna go where everybody glad to see me, this isn't cheers, I wanna go somewhere I can find me, I'm not tryna define me, I not a definition in a book full of non purpose words, I'm just
I am an antique clock All brass tick tock clogs Counting down Time bomb in my chest   I am all architecture Brick and stone Stucco and Adobe Glass and Steel
Yesterday- the perfect world routine, structure, and sureness when love flowed from walls and lips and  passion was spoken with every word When brokenness did not exist and hatred had not yet been born.
i.you were wet cement for three years straight and
Why do you say I am not alive I want to live and get a chancet to thrive I depend on you so you can do what you want with me but because I'm small is no reason to kill me My heart is beating just like yours
The wheel spins with the Earth, always moving, never stopping. Ideas spool like thread from a sewing machine in the quilt of life. My brain ticks like a swiss clock, endless like the quartz rock.
Who is there, that can understand The thoughts of another Withstand The forces I wonder, are too strong But somewhere inside You'll see whirlwinds of feeling Emotions unsettled like
How can it be, how can this be
I was good for you. I had everything I needed in you. We clicked. We matched. And I blew it. I’m sorry.   I was never bad enough for you. Not risky enough. Too safe. Not enough fun. Too shy.
When I looked up at the sky, I saw myself, I saw myself. We the youth are suppose To look for placement Among the stars. Among the sparkle. My tracks always left a sparkle. A blaze.
On the table lies a letter, it's envelop is weathered, and the address is smeared from the thick black ink I'm no stranger to that scrawl, it's the man who never called, and apparently didn't consider writing me
Dear mom, My bestfriend My shoulder to cry on My body guard My dance buddy My nurse My hairdresser many say it takes a village to raise a child even though that maybe true
They say to speak your mind...
Dearest Teller of Time, Why do I continue to carry you throughout the day? You do not forget, You do not forgive-- never pausing for me...constantly impatient.
 What do you see? Those people With deep colored skin, And coarse kinky hair,
I met a girl once twice many times.   Sitting, she swung on a swing And smiled at the clouds  she sang a song, the chorus once  twice  many times
Here's a message to every girl across the world. Know that you are not a tool. Stop allowing men to deprive your soul with the pleasure of lust.
I make this list every few weeks. Feeding and fending for myself. Cheapest thing for dinner?  Probably the chicken legs.  On special: 5lb for 89 cents each. thoughts on how that should last me for a while.
  They look like innocent birds,
I walk outside and watch as the rain attacks my umbrella Full force as if to prove a point. Maybe that point is that Change is the only constant; it could simply tell us that Sometimes it will rain, and as a result,
Carpe diem, Seize the day? What day can a man seize? If the next is guaranteed.  There is no day which you not see My teenage years that have tought me That tomorrow is just as great  As great can be.
When nobody understands, you feel the pain first hand. The desires you once enjoyed,
Can you guess what makes me tick? Let me just say, it's worse than mosquito bites or any rainy day. No, it's not cold oatmeal or when my mom changes it from my favorite song,
people tend prey on the weak ones as much as they hate to confess.
Our world is like the hands of the homeless, empty. There is no compassion or care amongst us anymore. Our hearts are empty,
Girls are the sa
Walking down the street with tear in my eyes and you still have words to say to me? My head in the ground, dirt in my face and your still kicking me?
When you think of lifePlants, animals, and people come to mind.
Eyes sore, pierced from what I've seen.
You sit there and pick at other people's flaws But yet you dare to self-reflect Not know how you effect other people's confidence You show people how to hate themselves But not how to love them
A short Poem by Stephen Strausbaugh   Lie, Steal, Blame, Kill You look down at us atop of your hill Writing bills, but seeking thrills Only you have a license to kill Only you have a license to kill
It thrilled me
A bone shivering day in February, I stay at a friend's house with a few of my friends.  My friend's parents happen to have a friend over.  He's nice enough, and he drinks for hours on end. 
I wont stop trying to walk on water, Even if i cannot swim. Not because of fear i won't Lose all my dreams and hopes
Rusted chains cling to their hearts,  Darkness consumes them -- Children of Darkness?  Or are they Children born in Darkness?--   They cannot hear faith told,  For their ears are bound. 
Give me a blind man and I'll teach him to see I'll tell him that his eyes are useless because the world isn't always what it seems
There is nothing quite like a genuine smile   There is nothing
They say that it all gets better in the end   That your worries fade
Who are you?The question is asked and a crisis begins.They wait as if I'll answer on cue,
It’s hard to be here and not shed a tear. To pretend to be fine, while I’m dying inside. Useless and lost my worth is gone. Can this ever have a Happy Ending?   “Try a bit harder, please let me in.”
Ugly, hideous Stupid, retard
Is it mine to keep? I wonder and weep. Should I change my ways? I do not wish to disobey. Shackled is my heart in this decision, For the future is a blurry vision. The path I seek, is it labeled for me, Does good conquer all deeds?
I have so many attitudes and emotions that i cant even express Love, anger, fear, frustration and denial i cant even release They build they're in a resevoir The damn soon shall burst
I started to think about the sun That hot blazing fire in the sky Destined to bring the earth to her death  Every movement Every heartbeat Every breath Gone
May 18, 2014 Say These Words   I feel so giddy and child-like, With our fingers entwined. Distance kept my eyes from you, But now I can see every freckle and gleam in your eye.
What I learned from my cat:
These are silent love letters Written on the tattered pages of my life story. Cross my heart, if I have to die, If I should ever have to say good-bye, I will take this to the grave:
Your body is a poem why can’t you see With all its pieces becoming one A puzzle more beautiful than words can be Growing as you go it can’t be undone
  No one here could heal this hurt because this hurt burns deep like the earth's core, boiling up inside of me. The rage in my veins is a deadly venom that was caused by your lies and deceit.
I am worried Worried about what? College, the place where you get more knowledge. I worry I won't succeed in the getting the education I so gratefully need.
The chance to be free, Has always been my dream. The want to be free of debt, And the dream to have no regrets.   Applying every day, To at least two or three Opportunities to get 
I sit in geometry class, Hanging on no words, not even trying to pass. My eyelids have a heavy weight; They don't even care that this next theorem may decide my fate. To transform a polygon into a square?
When I write poetry I don't just write I don't think and consider, Weigh the meanings of my words And maybe that's wrong, but I don't think so   I feel this urge to find some paper,
"A! Share the road!" "B! Bump!" "C! City Limit!" "D! Detour!" "E! Exit!" "F! Freeway!" "G! Gas!" "H! Highway!" "I! Interstate" "J! Jen put that down!" "K! Men at work!"
Inertia is a lie   Somewhere along the way our feet lost touch with the bare earth and now our roots have shriveled up and now our roots are homeless  
Excited! Oppourtunity is knocking! It's constantly pounding. It's constantly talking.
Excited! Oppourtunity is knocking! It's constantly pounding. It's constantly talking.
It doesn't make sense to call ourselves ugly,
Where college is
Wooden Door. Silver Knob. Twist torque.
We started at the bottom Where we learned to say a word. And then we moved to taking steps And repeating things we heard. Eventually we learned to sing The cheerful alphabet; A,B,C,D,E,F.G
Fresh flesh bleeds upon the ancient grounds of history Flesh that isn't our own Those chunks of human life belong to our brothers and sisters born to delete the wrong doings of war sickened people. They fight.
Harvard and Yale keep mailing me They must not have gotten my last SAT Some Christian college won't stop trying They must not know I follow Neil Degrasse Tyson Where then, should I be applying?  
Tick tock. Tick Tock. Motivation which comes and goes. I sit and watch the clock, As it ticks and tocks.   What does it mean to make someone tick? Both positive and negative it can be.
Hath tho beauty of thy one With legs as powerful as stone Weighing as much as a ton Once again on thy throne. She is, they are, God's gift. Made to help man rule the world, 
Everyone around me is changing.  We are all aging. Even Mary from day care. It is the last time we share The friendship of our pair. It is all just a blur. This is the last time I will see my brother,
As kids we are asked simple questions like, "what do you want to be when you grow up? How old are you? How's life?"  These simple questions are fun to answer because you still would have time to decide.
Dear Friend, Dear Friend,  I must first entertain you with an apology. 'Tis the most I can do to indemnify, Leaving so selfishly was a mistake. Now time remins perpetually on the hands of my clock.
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