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“Inflicted Pain” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Inflicted Pain" By Ashley O'Hare You did not ruin me. I glued the broken pieces back together. I healed the cuts and bruises. I found the strength to smile again. It was a valiant effort on your part- there were moments I doubted myself. Everyone around had your face. Once I fixed my glasses, the… Continue reading “Inflicted Pain” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Aging” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Aging" By Ashley O'Hare Why are we terrified of growing old? Are wrinkles not reminders of a life well lived? Are birthdays not reminders of an entire year passing? Aging is a blessing, not a curse to be cured. It is human nature to grow up. We are supposed to live and learn. Acting half… Continue reading “Aging” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Comforting Stress” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Comforting Stress" By Ashley O'Hare Stress is addictive. Its absence leaves me terrified. A calm mind is foreign- it must be wrong. I need the noise. I need the doubt. It's a dependable presence I cannot live without. When I got a taste of pure peace, my heart raced- my brain demanded a retreat. Science… Continue reading “Comforting Stress” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Guard” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Guard" By Ashley O'Hare It is not generosity if it is given with expectations. Don't give me anything so you can attach strings. It is not love if it lacks acceptance and respect. A million romantic doves cannot hide impure intentions. Don't take out a loan to tempt me with money- it chills me to… Continue reading “Guard” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Supply and Demand” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Supply and Demand" By Ashley O'Hare If perfect bodies were sold at the store, would it still hold the importance as generations before?Why does it matter what lies on the outside?Skin and hair mean nothing if we are in a constant fight to survive. A symmetrical face does not equate to a strong mind. Beauty… Continue reading “Supply and Demand” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Crystal Ball” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Crystal Ball" By Ashley O'Hare Staring directly into the crystal ball, I realize the grave burden that comes with knowing all. Nothing ever comes as a surprise. Every milestone becomes predictable, like the nightly sunset and morning sunrise. Knowing hard work will inevitably pay off removes the adrenaline rush of a risk. I could plan… Continue reading “Crystal Ball” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Resolutions” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Resolutions" By Ashley O'Hare I have a New Years resolution for you: find a hobby. Stalking is not a skill to add to your resume. Plotting revenge does nothing to further your life. Vigilantes only succeed in fictional comic book worlds where authors can carefully disguise their petty strife as bravery behind their strikes. Find… Continue reading “Resolutions” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Patient Faith” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Patient Faith" By Ashley O'Hare You can never know when what was tirelessly prayed for will be sent. We have become accustomed to having limitless information at our fingertips. Miracles do not come with tracking numbers There is no customer service office to call and complain. There is only faith, patience, and love. Have faith… Continue reading “Patient Faith” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Future Focus” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Future Focus" By Ashley O'Hare Knock your dreams out of the park. Wish on shooting stars sparkling in the dark. Continue climbing that tree even when the bark makes your hands bleed. Don't let society stop you from reaching what you need. Only one person needs to believe in your path. You. This pain won't… Continue reading “Future Focus” Poem of the Day (2023)

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“Puppy Love” Poem of the Day (2023)

"Puppy Love" By Ashley O'Hare Holding hands hidden from teachers' eyes- a puppy love affair. No intentions. No concern for the future. No lies. Never once contemplating a separation. Two hearts encouraging each other in a race against pain. This can only end one of two ways: A sweet tale of unconditional love to pass… Continue reading “Puppy Love” Poem of the Day (2023)