2015 – 2016

 

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Happy Poems

Fun Facts and Feature Films by Monique Legaspi

Curiosity is a part of human nature.

We all want to know more about what’s going on around us,

but we have to set limits on what we learn

or else it’ll get really weird

and/or really gross

really quickly.

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Live to See the Light by Jasmine Yang

Darkness slowly is revealed through the absence of light
Dots of brightness illuminate through the night
Cold, dead trees long deprived of leaves in the winter stand
Their thin, bare branches reach out like a thousand hands

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Sad Poems

Untitled by Ăndrea Primavera

A car passed by
Then came two
Disappearing in the distance
The silence grew

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The Stroll by Kim Kraemer

When a walk around the block becomes as terrifying as a haunted house, the social-life slayer has spotted its prey
I know it has come back for me because once again, there is a jagged blade in my stomach that screams danger when in reality, the world is safe

Love Poems

Everything by Jessica Antonacci

Every smile across your lips
Every time it’s you I miss

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for him by Jordan Tinitigan

the song playing on the radio

every single day at 4:17 PM

is the song that reminds me of him

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Slam Poems

The Original Verse by Thomas Fasano

I too sing America

But I sing the original tune

The melodies of ancestors long past

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Bandana by Jamel Hernandes

I don’t walk around with a gun in my sagged pants
I don’t walk around with golden teeth and glittering glamour
I don’t walk around with glistening knuckles prepared to beat someone down

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Dear White America by Lisa Brown

I am angry
And I have every right to be angry
Because I am tired of lacing my pain
With pale bandaids
Labeled I’m fine

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Original Raps

 


Other

Love Notes by Monique Legaspi

(Anonymous love notes from a budding musician.)

Dear Presto,

You are a whirlwind of a boy,

always twenty clicks too fast,

made of up-bows and breath marks and accents.

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Confessions of a 2 a.m. poet by Rose Schaffer

How many poems does it take to convey a message that sounds kind of fake?
Fake love, fake hate, fake sadness.
Rhyming my sentences won’t make these sound any less bad,
but is it fake?

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Now This Is Living by Samantha Torsiello

What’s the difference between existing and living?

That’s asking the same thing as asking what’s the difference between living and breathing?

What’s the difference?

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Apology by Rose Schaffer

I’m sorry.
I’m sorry to my friends, relatives, strangers, anyone and everyone who has ever come in contact with me.
I’ve come to realize that my words are never really in the right order, or at least in the order that other people expect them to be.

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