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Wings
I was born
With gentle, soft wings
And so did
The children with which I played
We hopped        
And we danced
Our flight feathers not in yet
Our backs little more than fluff
Watched over
By gentle overseers
Clad in white and masks
Wingless
Who always carried scissors
 
I remember I thought
“What an odd weapon to have”
But felt safe to know
They were there to protect me
 
Puberty started
And we started to molt
Our final feathers coming in
It itched so bad
And the courtyard was filled
With jumping children
Testing their wings
All wanting to taste the sky
 
I remember
Our guardians gathered us
Into a single-file line
And walked us to a strange building
Looking back
I’d like to say I was scared
That I had an inkling of suspicion
But I was excited
For whatever adventure awaited us
Our trust
Absolute
Playing in the courtyard
Waiting for our turn to go in
 
When one watcher turned away
I couldn’t contain myse
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37. Eyes
In your eyes I see oceans
Where I see your soul drown
And as I'm unfortunately stunned
I see the saltwater drip down
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Rambling
May I whisper
In your ear
A thought I've thought before
I've stories to tell
That no one else hears
They're screaming
Didn't you know?
Ruby rings braided into strings
Tied into a noose
Looped round our throats
Cockle shells and loaded guns
Engraved with growing spring
Hung above the mantle
And moonlit shores
The sand holds footprints
They lead to the water
And don't come back up
Tumbling thoughts
A twisted mind
No way to clear the air
A tripping tongue
Tied up in knots
With too many pictures to share
Snips and snails and puppy dog tails
And sugar and spice and everything nice
And shadows and thieves and little mice
And music and notes and bright old hopes
And thorns and blooms and colorful tombs
That's what I am made of
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"Please! I need you so much, you can't leave me!", he screamed with tears in his eyes as I broke his heart.
I softly placed my hand on his cheek to make his eyes meet mine and gently replied, "I know, and that's why I have to go. I love you too much to allow you to destroy yourself like this. You need me so much, but you shouldn't need anyone. Want, that's okay, need, that's unhealthy. You need me, but I don't need you, so I have to leave since you are unable to, so that you no longer degrade yourself to a hanger-on. I'm sorry. I love you. Goodbye."
And I walked away.
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36. Precious Treasure
You mean the world to me
I can't lose you
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35. Hold My Hand
Hold my hand
And don't let go
It's a big, big world
And we're on our own
You're my voice
I'm your eyes
We both share ears
We listen all the time
I have no mouth
And I must scream
You open your throat
And scream for me
You have no eyes
And you must cry
I scrunch my eyes
And cry for you
I play the instrument
For your tune
You sing the lyrics
To my song
We play music
It's all we can share
Please stay with me
Hold my hand
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Pharmakon
Once upon a time
There was a girl
Once upon a time
A girl spoke
And pretty gems and sweet flowers
Did not fall from honeyed lips
Once upon a time
A girl opened her mouth
And foul black tar
Dribbled from pink lips
And was known as Truth
Once upon a time
A girl shared Truth
With all who would listen
For better or worse
Once upon a time
A girl hurt many people
Once upon a time
A girl grew wiser
And offered Truth
But warned of it's dangers
But that did not deter many
Once upon a time
People hated a girl
Who spoke only Truth
And blamed her
Though she warned and warned
Once upon a time
A girl stopped speaking
Once upon a time
A girl looked at the world
And was disgusted
By lies and hate
Once upon a time
A girl walked
She walked as far as her feet could carry
And then farther still
To all corners of her world
Once upon a time
A girl found a man in need of help
The silent girl offered him an ear
And he gifted upon her
Trouble and Hurt and Secrets
Once upon a time
A girl found Listening
The pan
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34. Stars
Twinkle twinkle, little star
You're dead a million miles away
Yet your light still shines on bright
I hope I'm like you someday
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33. Expectations
Your grades are so good
Look at that cute little smile
You're so smart!
Look at your test
You aced it again
Aren't you so smart
Hey how come you get this so easy
It's so confusing
You're so smart
Hey you got second in your class
Next time get first!
I know you can do it
You're so smart
How come you have a "B"?
You should have straight "A"s!
You're so smart!
Hey what did you get
A 95%?
I got 98%!
How did I do better than you?
You're so smart
Hey why isn't your homework done?
You have all advanced classes
You should be more responsible than this
You're so smart!
How can you not understand this?
It's so easy 
He explained it clearly
And you're so smart!
You shouldn't need help
You can figure it out
You're so smart!
What's wrong with you?!
Your grades are dropping
I know you can do better than this
You're so smart!
I'm disappointed in you
You have so much potential
How could you let it go to waste
When you're so smart?
Why is so much work missing?
I know it's a lot
But you should be a
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32. Night
A dark sky sit above
Pinpricks of light
So very far away
With silence
And whispers
The only communication
Allowed
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31. Flowers
Thick forest filled with pine
Opens to small clearing
In which a cabin sits
Stony foundation
And wooden walls
Trees nearly touch
And stretch above
A steaming summer
Too hot to handle
Cabin sits empty
Family gone to visit family
Dried out trees
Somehow a spark
Ignites a flame
Rapidly grows into an inferno
Flammable sap easily lights
Fire runs along branches
Jumping from tree to tree
Leaps to wooden wall
Climbs up to roof
Forest is ablaze
Flaming branch falls
Onto flaming roof
Crashes inwards
Sparks fly into the sky
Breaking news
Forest fire at ***********
Firefighters are struggling to contain it
But it is too big to extinguish
They will have to let it burn itself out
A wild dash trapped
It burns bright
Flames dance high as they can
Forest now a bonfire
Starts to tire itself out
Fire losing step and time
A light rain starts
Which grows into a downpour
Stealing fire's enthusiasm
As flames die down
Hissing and crackles
The words of their funeral
Droplets
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30. Under The Rain
Under the rain
There's a river flowing
Under the rain
There's plants growing
Under the rain
A drought is quenched
Under the rain
A flood is felt
Under the rain
Someone is proposing
Under the rain
Someone is rejected
Under the rain
Someone is getting married
Under the rain
Someone is getting divorced
Under the rain
Someone is surrounded by friends
Under the rain
Someone is crying lonely tears
Under the rain
Someone is having the time of their life
Under the rain
Someone jumps off a bridge
Under the rain
A life is born in joy
Under the rain
A life is ended in fear
Under the rain
Someone dances with themself
Under the rain
Someone is drowning in a crowd
Under the rain
Someone praises their god
Under the rain
Someone curses any and all higher powers
Under the rain
Someone is taken in
Under the rain
Someone is abandoned
Under the rain
Humanity prances about aimlessly
Under the rain
A big blue world gets a small bit wetter
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29. Happiness
Bubbling
Flowing
Stretching lips
Feels fit to fly away
Floating upwards
Like a joyful balloon
Never coming down
Chest shaking
Giggles and laughs
Lighter than air
Fills your heart
Hands thrown up
Reaching towards the sky
Eyes crinkled
Teeth showing
A little spin
Maybe a jump
A little jig
Danced today
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28. Sorrow
Woman sat
On edge of bed
Next to Crying Girl
Crying Girl sobs
'Please Mom
Why did you leave?'
Woman rasps
'I didn't want to
I want to stay'
Mother cries
Unseen and unheard
Next to Daughter
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27. Foreign
Walk the path you've followed
Thousands of times before
Do the same motions you've done
For an eternity of days
And suddenly a switch is flicked
And nothing is the same
The tree who's branches you've memorized
As though its the first time you've seen it
This moment is now off
And now its done
Everything seems the same again
You shrug and continue on
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Sara Flain
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I can't draw, so I write, and what I write turns out to be poetic.
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I was born

With gentle, soft wings

And so did

The children with which I played

We hopped        

And we danced

Our flight feathers not in yet

Our backs little more than fluff

Watched over

By gentle overseers

Clad in white and masks

Wingless

Who always carried scissors

 

I remember I thought

“What an odd weapon to have”

But felt safe to know

They were there to protect me

 

Puberty started

And we started to molt

Our final feathers coming in

It itched so bad

And the courtyard was filled

With jumping children

Testing their wings

All wanting to taste the sky

 

I remember

Our guardians gathered us

Into a single-file line

And walked us to a strange building

Looking back

I’d like to say I was scared

That I had an inkling of suspicion

But I was excited

For whatever adventure awaited us

Our trust

Absolute

Playing in the courtyard

Waiting for our turn to go in

 

When one watcher turned away

I couldn’t contain myself

And I ran off ahead

I snuck into the building

Before my group entered

Gray walls and concrete floor greeted me

Long hallways

With few doors

 

I paused

Then I started to walk

And the longer I went

The less safe I felt

 

Deep inside

I passed a window

Covered in bars

Not to inside

But to a room

Inside

There were strange overseers

Clad in black

Standing over a girl

And as I watched

Stunned

They lifted their scissors

Placed them on the girl’s back

And

Snipped

 

The blood

There was so much

Feathers fell in a wet, red clump

The girl was crying

I couldn’t believe my eyes

I took a horrified step back-

 

Only for a hand

To land on shoulder mine

 

I screamed and struggled

But I was dragged

Down away

Into another room

Hands pushed me down

 

Please

No

Terror

Cold metal

Nonononono

HELP

HELP ME

Betrayal

Pain

Painpainpain

So much pain

Red falls on white

Followed by salt

 

Gentle hands wrapped cloth

Around my new scars

A traitor looked in my eyes

“There

That wasn’t so bad

Was it?”

 

They righted me

And led me out and away

Smiled at me

Bought me a treat

“For being so good”

I followed

Numb

 

They took me home

Wished me goodnight

Closed my door

I climbed into my bed

Looked out the window

I used to love

At the sky

I would now never get to taste

And I sobbed

 

From then on

Our guards were only ever in black

My friends looked numb

Like me

Nobody was dancing

We went to new classes

Our lives were

Letters and numbers

Nothing more

And one day I broke down

Then they took me away

Mined my pain

Gave me platitudes

“It’s for your own good”

Then put me on pills

That didn’t let me feel

Anything

 

In a haze

I existed

Wake

Class

Sleep

Repeat

 

And

Years

Pass

 

Graduate

The guards

Are so

Proud

 

Wake

Work

Sleep

Repeat

 

‘Til one day

I met again

An old friend

Now clad

In white

Said they wanted

To help-

 

That night

I flushed my pills

And hurt-

But at least I was feeling

 

Good god

I was angry-

Angry at them

At me

At everyone

For letting this happen

 

I called work

Quit

I packed my stuff

And left

Got a dozen calls in a night

Asking if I was okay

Of all things

 

I went walking at night

Watched the stars

Got stopped so much

By people worried

Because I wasn’t acting normal

Alone at last

I looked to the sky

Whispered to my glowing brethren

“I’m going to join you

They can’t stop me

I won’t let them”

 

They wanted me grounded

So I lashed together wings

Out of broken bits

And hurt and spite

And wonder I had somehow kept

I hopped

Down the street

Testing the air

Like so long ago

With sharp, wicked, glorious wings

Called me childish

 

An old watcher

(Betrayer)

Asked me

If I wanted them

To remove my wings

Again

Said they wanted

To help-

 

It was all I could do

Not to scream

 

What took a moment to remove

Took years to craft

My wings were mismatched

A hodgepodge of materials

Called so many insults

 

The first taste of the sky

Was so sweet

Wings
Why do we do this? Tell our children to learn to fly and then clip their wings when they try
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In your eyes I see oceans
Where I see your soul drown
And as I'm unfortunately stunned
I see the saltwater drip down
37. Eyes
37 of 100. Random fact: tears actually are good for your skin, so next time you cry you should rub the tears in so that your face gets clear.
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May I whisper
In your ear
A thought I've thought before

I've stories to tell
That no one else hears
They're screaming
Didn't you know?
Ruby rings braided into strings
Tied into a noose
Looped round our throats

Cockle shells and loaded guns
Engraved with growing spring
Hung above the mantle
And moonlit shores
The sand holds footprints
They lead to the water
And don't come back up

Tumbling thoughts
A twisted mind
No way to clear the air
A tripping tongue
Tied up in knots
With too many pictures to share

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails
And sugar and spice and everything nice
And shadows and thieves and little mice
And music and notes and bright old hopes
And thorns and blooms and colorful tombs
That's what I am made of
"Please! I need you so much, you can't leave me!", he screamed with tears in his eyes as I broke his heart.

I softly placed my hand on his cheek to make his eyes meet mine and gently replied, "I know, and that's why I have to go. I love you too much to allow you to destroy yourself like this. You need me so much, but you shouldn't need anyone. Want, that's okay, need, that's unhealthy. You need me, but I don't need you, so I have to leave since you are unable to, so that you no longer degrade yourself to a hanger-on. I'm sorry. I love you. Goodbye."

And I walked away.
You mean the world to me
I can't lose you
36. Precious Treasure
36 of 100. My freind recently felt suicidal and had to go inpatient at the mental hospital and I was so worried for her. 
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