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Maybe I Would Still Be New
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Published May 2015 Authors: teens at Koinonia Group Home—Loomis, CA May 7th My heart is a boiling pot full of ice that don’t melt. I’m running but my feet feel like I got lead legs. I used to feel like roses symbolized something good. But now when I see a rose somebody is dead. Today is May 7, 2015. May 7th last year my brother laid...

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Batting an Eye
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Published April 2015 Authors: youth at Turning Point Community Programs—Sacramento, CA Strength I can be as strong as a brick wall ready to keep anyone from my secrets. I can be strong as the asphalt. Pay attention to my dark insides. I will break from tears of the clouds. I can be strong in ways you don’t expect. I can be strong as a...

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The Ride of My Life
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Published April 2014 Authors: youth at Turning Point Community Programs—Sacramento, CA The Ride of My Life I’m sitting staring out the window waiting for you to get on. When you get on we always have fun. When we are together it makes my whole world shine. We talk and laugh while everybody teases even though they make us sad. They can never make us...

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Every Color You Could Think Of
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Published October 2013 Authors: youth at Turning Point Community Programs—Sacramento, CA BATTLE OF WORDS I think I know why My friend did what she did I think it’s the way We try to get rid Of the hurt and pain That the words can cause But I think we all Have different ways Of trying to make The painful words fade By giving ourselves...

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Flightless, Flying
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Published June 2013 Authors: youth at Turning Point Community Programs—Sacramento, CA WHERE I COME FROM I’m from a street where I hear gun shots or car tires screeching. I’m from faith in God. He doesn’t judge me. I’m from long line of people who care about me but are on my case 24/7. I’m from confusion about what’s good for me. I’m from laughter...

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