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    Affinity’s March Poetry Collection

    Every month we will showcase the best poems from the previous month curated by our talented writers! We will also showcase awesome art! I Don’t Know What I Need.. By  Ilhan AdanAs I walk home, I hear the pitter-patter of every droplet of rain that hits the asphalt of my cruel hometown.My whole world consists of dark and grey hues that somehow remains the only shine in my adolescent life.Relationships and bonds don’t seem to matter as much anymore. I feel as empty and dirty as the mason jar that

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    Pipe Dreams

    As I work through my own insecurities, there is still a part of me that doesn’t believe in my capabilities. I spend a lot of my time dreaming of the person I would like to become one day but I cannot fully be sure if I can make it possible. This poem shows the transition […]

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    What’s Inside?

    I wrote this poem because when I was a child I was very curious, but could never quite find the answers to all of my questions. As I grew older, I realized that some things can never really be answered in a clear, definitive way. I wanted to see the world as something that could […]

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    Invited to a Party

    This poem is based off the aftermath of when I got invited to a house party and my thoughts on it. Round and around like a merry go round My head keeps spinning and going up and down  My head is turning inside out These fumes are making me go inane This music just sounds […]

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    Compromise

    Mum, if you’re reading this thank you for everything, even though we disagree now and then! I wrote this poem purely because as we get older, we realize that nobody can hold on to things, relationships and people the same way they did when they were younger. Independence for me hasn’t been sudden, rather I’ve grown to rely […]

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    From Here: A Poem About Our Generation’s Resilience

    it’s another list of names, one that’s always too long. chaotic, uncensored noise met with careless silence from officials   children who must now become adults, teenagers who must now become leaders.   children with nightmares, teenagers with flashbacks. someone else has done the growing up for them.   they — and we — will […]

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    Skeletons

    It is inevitable to not make mistakes in this life. Everyone holds something that they regret but consistently follows them at some point. There is no use in pretending to be perfect, because the skeletons that follow us are a constant reminder of how we do some kind of wrong, even if we do not […]

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    Hate Loves Someone

    This is a poem about the everyday feelings of people in the world. We all love someone, and we all hate someone — it is part of life. No one loves hate, But hate loves someone And anyone. What hate does can never be undone. Anyone lives in an okay world, But someone lives in […]

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    Loving An Alcoholic: A Poem About A Father

    Content Warning: Abuse, Alcoholism This is a poem about a father who is an alcoholic and abuses his daughter. Naturally, she is conflicted about what to do and has to first discern her feelings. It is hard to love an alcoholic; but it is even harder to not love your father. I was afraid of […]

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    When Words Fail

    This poem is pretty ironic, because I’m using words to describe how I sometimes struggle with using words to express myself — I suppose irony is just a part of life. I’ve always been a fairly quiet person, and I find myself feeling like I should have something to say, even when I don’t. I […]

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    I Couldn’t Be Better: A Poem on Growing Up a Filipina

    Insecurities are something that I definitely struggle with and in turn has influenced a lot of my daily life. One of the insecurities I’ve always struggled with is my skin color that even now, I’m still learning and trying not to see as a negative aspect. I wrote this poem after a day at school […]