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  1. 41. The Time Between

    Somewhere between
    hello and goodbye
    a whole life happened.
    And now, I am left to wonder

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  2. 42. Choose How You Spend Your Time

    I spend an inordinate amount of time in front of an empty page, or a computer screen. In part, because I’m terrified of being forgotten, of living a life that isn’t worth remembering. So I’m constantly trying to leave something behind, be it poetry, fiction, art or music. While this makes me feel better about dying, there is a part of me that wonders how much I’m missing out on. That wonders about how I’m choosing to spend my time in the light. This poem is featured in my debut book Tell The Birds She’s Gone.

    You cannot
    slow the setting
    of the sun.
    You can only choose

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  3. 43. Smile, Rainbow, A Helping Hand

    • By Michelle Ebel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    Everyone has their days when they just need to be themselves.

    At times we need a little smile
    or a rainbow big and bright.
    At times we need a helping hand
    to help us make things right.

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  4. 44. In Heaven

    • By Jo
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007

    A very close friend of mine has recently taken his life. This poem is something I wrote for his mother who I have grown up with, or should I say, watched me grow up.

    Up in heaven,
    They have someone new

    At those gates,

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  5. 45. Memories

    • By Carley.Ruggles
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    I wrote this remembering that my father and grandfather both sexually abused me, and I realized that I could move on.

    Memories, memories
    I have had.
    Some were good, though most were bad.
    Physical and sexual abuse occurred

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    Thank you. What a powerful, moving poem. I truly hope you have grown to become who you dreamed you could be. There is plenty of beauty left in the world for us all to find and time to create...

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  6. 46. Snowflakes

    I caught snowflakes
    on my fingertips
    but they melted
    to my dismay.

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    Awesome. When more of us realize that, the better off we all will be. I really like this poem.

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  7. 47. What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    I’ve been holding on to little fragments of you for a long time, because I could never bring myself to let you go all at once.

    But deep down, I know I need to let go of these pieces. I can’t move on when I’m living next to these reminders of the people we were - the way we wrapped ourselves in each other. I don’t know what healing is meant to look like, but this feels like a good place to start.

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,

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    I'm very fond of short, powerful, poems, and this is one for sure. Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always, always, worth it. Good write/read.

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  8. 48. The Strength In You

    I’ve spent my entire adult life struggling with anxiety, always worrying about the worst case scenario. Even now I don’t know how to love something without being terrified of losing it. If I’m honest, some days I feel like I’m built entirely of glass.
    But I think there may be something profound in suffering; in the realisation that you’re stronger than you thought. I think back to the things I’ve been through, and while those experiences left their mark, I take solace in the fact that I’m still here; still pulling breath into these lungs. Maybe strength is a label that’s only earned from resilience; from enduring.
    The truth is, I had no idea how much I could take until the world showed me. There is strength here, even if I never wanted to find it.

    There is
    a strength in you
    you haven’t even
    begun to find.

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  9. 49. The Comfort Of Pain

    As a poet, I’ve grown used to embracing pain; to treating it as the fuel I need to create. These days I hold sadness to my chest like it’s another organ, something I’m terrified to be without. This doesn’t mean I’m always depressed or continually sad, but it does mean that I’ve learned to rely on pain I’ve already experienced. Sometimes, I wonder if I’ve begun to seek it out, to find new ways to shatter this thing behind my ribs.

    Live this way long enough and, eventually, the heartbreak begins to feel comforting; like an old friend. If I’m honest, i can’t help thinking it’s the only thing I can rely on not to leave. It’s the closest thing I have to home.

    Live with it
    long enough
    and pain begins
    to feel familiar,

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  10. 50. Despite It All

    And despite
    it all,
    I cannot
    bring myself

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  11. 51. Put Heartbreak To Rest

    Put heartbreak to rest.
    Untangle your soul
    from its tight grip.
    Say goodbye to the

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    These are the word I needed just to be in peace. I have experienced broken relationship ties from friendship ties, family ties and relationship ties. It's hard to let go, but I have to....

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  12. 52. I Don't Like

    • By Sally.F
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009

    I'm not a very hateful person, but I had to write an "I don't like" poem for school.

    I don't like poachers and animal harmers,
    Like Japanese whalers and fox shooting farmers.
    I don't like people who waste and litter,
    Bully and hurt or speak very bitter.

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    I am in a drama class, and we were asked to recite a poem on stage. This poem really spoke to me.

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  13. 53. Change Is A Beautiful Thing

    let autumn be proof that
    change is a beautiful thing
    even though it can be
    hard to see at first.

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    Good job. It's funny how change can be the thing we need the most but want the least.

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  14. 54. That Feeling Of Forever

    • By Laura
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    I want that feeling.
    You know?
    That feeling of forever.
    So simple,

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  15. 55. A Fallen Leaf

    When we are new to love, sometimes we fall too quickly and allow ourselves to be put in situations we end up regretting. Everything changes after that. Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) was an American author and poet who became known as a poet even before graduating high school.

    A trusting little leaf of green,
    A bold audacious frost;
    A rendezvous, a kiss or two,
    And youth for ever lost.

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    A never-ending story, one can imagine, a handsome but cold, reckless man, reckless with the life of a young trusting, blooming girl. A brief encounter, to say the least, that takes away her...

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  16. 56. This Is Who I Am

    • By Megan R. Bentz
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    I wrote this poem for my history class, and it expresses who I am in a way but also gives the reader a chance to see who they think they are.

    This is who I am:
    I am a fighter.
    I have a lot of baggage from my past.
    I may have some experience and some wisdom,

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  17. 57. Those Who...

    • By Marijke Theart
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016

    I am a South African girl, and I have been writing poems for 5 years now.

    Those who judge are the ones who hurt the most.
    Those who preach are the ones who got preached at the hardest.
    Those who want to know everything are the ones who know the least.
    Those who have anger are the ones who really do care.

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  18. 58. Snowman

    • By Lanie Harper
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    I wrote this after a trip in the snow with my best friend.

    As our feet sink in the snow
    We build a snowman
    No one will know
    For the snow will melt away

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  19. 59. Freedom

    • By Natalie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014

    This is a cinquain and I wrote it about freedom and being grateful of our brave soldiers who fought for our freedom!

    Flag waves,
    Firecrackers!
    The marching band goes by.
    Grateful for our soldiers who fought.

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  20. 60. Wishes

    Wishing my family the best for the Christmas and giving Christmas wishes.

    The orange glow of the fireplace
    fills the room with Christmas cheer.
    To my family I raise my glass,
    full of wishes for the year.

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