People – Gente Archive

  • A poem about a young woman fighting for her life and working hard for a full recovery after being involved in an almost fatal car accident, and how my feelings for her might be re-surfacing.

    Yes, there is hope still

    A poem about a young woman fighting for her life and working hard for a full recovery after being involved in an almost fatal car accident, and how my feelings for her might be re-surfacing.

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  • Sometimes, being in love is so obvious that no words are needed to express one's deepest feelings.

    How Can I Say a Word

    Sometimes, being in love is so obvious that no words are needed to express one's deepest feelings.

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  • This poem is about my life-transforming week-long kayaking trip in the North Channel with some Calvin College students for Wilderness Orientation. I wrote it while atop a cliff where we went rock climbing.

    Unfearing

    This poem is about my life-transforming week-long kayaking trip in the North Channel with some Calvin College students for Wilderness Orientation. I wrote it while atop a cliff where we went rock climbing.

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  • A reply to a dreaded phrase (

    A Frantic Stop

    A reply to a dreaded phrase ("I love you") with a very strong aversion for love.

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  • This poem is about feeling overwhelmed by fear and doubt in the mere thought of asking someone out.

    How could I ever dare?

    This poem is about feeling overwhelmed by fear and doubt in the mere thought of asking someone out.

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  • This poem explores my certainty in the future, in that I will one day find true love.

    I already love you

    This poem explores my certainty in the future, in that I will one day find true love.

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  • Wishing that family and loved ones could be here to share the view of the winter snow.

    I Wish They Were Here

    Wishing that family and loved ones could be here to share the view of the winter snow.

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  • Confronting two deadly choices: to live without love, or love shortly in deception.

    Arsenic

    Confronting two deadly choices: to live without love, or love shortly in deception.

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  • A poem about trying to decide whether to adventure into a secretive relationship, or to keep one's feelings secret.

    Of Secret Love

    A poem about trying to decide whether to adventure into a secretive relationship, or to keep one's feelings secret.

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  • Expressing my anger towards poetry for its uselessness in helping me find love. Written shortly after

    This Pen Is Dead

    Expressing my anger towards poetry for its uselessness in helping me find love. Written shortly after "A Kiss in the Mist," after April told me we should remain just friends.

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