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i wish i could rewrite our story because i hate the way things turned out. i want to write in the margins and rip out all of the sad pages. but more than anything i want to change our ending. so maybe, just maybe, we wouldn’t have ended up like this.
—  you will always be my favorite book to re read
For every funeral we planned, there were sixty we couldn’t.
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Emi Mahmoud - “People Like Us” (WOWPS 2016)

Performing at the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Emi won the tournament, along with co-champion Imani Cezanne. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

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Letters To My Father (by Ash Ketchum) by Alex Dang!
Filmed by Write About Now

This poem can be found in my collection of poetry, Are You Proud of Me?

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Race on board at Fernando’s karting track, purely so you can hear his little victory cheer.

It’s been too long 😭