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I Am A Poet

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    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M Nov 9, 2014

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    Sorry To All My Old Friends

    thanks for writing. I got busy,  it got crazy,  fell in love  then we got lazy,  lost your email,  missed your message,  filter bumped you,  tried responding,  needs an edit,  I'm embarassed,  I feel guilty,  fell so far  I'm scared to face you,  ****** my phone up...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    THE SON OF TWO OUTLAWS I am the son of a

    father murdered in prison I am alive today Because of the man who put him there I met him as a boy When I was just a small time thief stealing to survive He knew my name And I didn't know why he knew He gave me a sandwich And then just smiled He'd do that from time to time...
    grayday104 grayday104 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    For The Open Spaces

    Yeah, I’m like the gray or white or baby blue, Or one of those other crayons You never take out of the box. You’d rather leave the page alone, Where it needs a color, than take me out of there. So I get dry and waxy and break Again and again, But even then, if someone...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M Mar 5

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    I am a poet... I love how a woman described me,

    although it is crazy to think I might be in those ranks! She said "You are a traditional, lyric, poet in the style of Chaucer and Shakespeare!" Which is way beyond flattering! I just write what I'm feeling, what I've experienced and what I know...
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M Feb 15

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    Burnt out is this sentient flame of a million

    embers, Thinking of better time it remembers: It still doesn't know its course, What pushes it on in life? What force? It's light dims as it thinks of all its been through, It can't help wondering why it burns despite the downpour of disasters. For what reason do these fellow...
    Zapxbolt Zapxbolt 18-21, M Dec 4, 2014

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    I get the talent from my dad

    and my dads uncle. Ever since I was young I was rhyming words together making poems. Every occasion like Mother's Day Father's Day, Christmas I was writing poems for my parents and grandparents. Over time I got really freaking good. I could write a good rhyming poem in...
    Cheygirl22 Cheygirl22 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M Mar 13

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    Tell Me What You Think

    Waltz around the room, with a glaze in your stare. In your tuxedo suit. I'll give it a name. Lower defenses. I'll lower the casket. Open the door. Open the grave. Murder. Now you're doing the waltz with your murderer...... Waltz around the room, with a glaze in your stare...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Missing You

    It always has been just you and me. maybe i'm putting a smile in my face, maybe i'm laughing so loud as possible, maybe it seems that i'm happy, but there's just you who knows that it's not. who knows me right, who understands me. sometimes i see things reminding of you and there...
    adline adline 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    So no one told you? So your saying no one told

    you years from now, you'll never be the same you that you were before? The same you that would never doubt anyone's loyalty Judge anyone's character The same you who always stayed with the mindset that nobody was up to anything, there were no secret motives no back roads. No...
    MindConscious MindConscious 22-25, M Jan 15

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    grayday104 grayday104 26-30, M Apr 14

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    I used to write poems with my feet on the wet,

    fallen, autumn leafs with the muddy water in the tracks of the chorus. I feel the icy breath of the hunt and hear dogs moaning, this is the destiny of those who can’t and don’t want to wallow in the mud.
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 14

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    Measure The clock tick stops,

    Rusting from the rain, The gears frozen a timeless pain. Soft tears collect, A vast sea to reflect. The dimly lit candle, A shivering blur in the darkness still. The hollow, empty, fearful fall, Over the cliff into the fog. A pull from the earth says it all. But time passes...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I love to love to laugh

    and live with life and happiness, my soul to give. I thrive to thrive in this messy life of mine. Give me dark death or give me bright life.
    bonboncandy bonboncandy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Magically overlapping the mystery of light,

     I sneaked under the rhythm of the night, in a mixture of the dark and a candle light; in warmth and silence of desire...All my senses came to life to perform for you. Naked. I came to you for one purpose only. To touch me. 
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F Feb 5

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    poets are just people

    who aren't good at holding onto things. and poetry is the art of letting go.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M May 31, 2014

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    I wanted to forget about you

    because you made me feel like ****. Now I can't remember why I feel like ****...
    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M Nov 14, 2014

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    A stinky sweaty mess,

    I must confess, Stares at me from under the table so bleak. Oh how i hate to think... "No i shall not touch!" I would never dare. Even though the leather is worn and bare, An ever luring sight, With the laces strung up tight. A criss cross pattern with a brand. The owner i will...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Instincts PoeticaYou,

    my language with whichI connect to the world,Life inspired,brushed on canvasfrom a palette of colorsa rainbow, a mixture, a blendof countless combinations, variationsfrom a pen stroke.You,crafter of words whichI createfrom collective awareness,my perceptive observations...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses May 21, 2014

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    I should make more effort in writing mypoetry.

    Its helped me through highschool and college when I didn't understand a thing I felt. This time though, I'll re read them and try to understand the world inside my head.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Feb 6

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    We

    strode strong through hell and gone, full many a live hard mile. left dead and love unsaid, left many a rootless child. got guns got unknown sons got soldiered into life. got taught to do our sums in dust and blood and strife. we don’t believe in any kingdom that can come...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M Apr 26, 2012

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    The forgotten- Forgotten by thy name,

    Heart laid to the realm of pain. Seeking not for sorrow, Never, yet, to remember thee in the 'morrow. Silver words hang on thy tongue, A retched breath fill thy lung. An unfaithful mask, Doth hide thy terrible task. Thy words fall on deaf ears, For truth never speaks of such...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F Dec 17, 2014

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    Death

    Death is the line between shadow and light, The flicker of a candle flame ready to go out. Death is the sweet sick sensation, going upstairs, When you get to the last step but the last step's not there. Yes, here too Is the ugliness of human decay. The stench, the rot, the cold...
    blusongbird blusongbird 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Is It Too Late?

    I dreamed you in the summer field, a spoke in some eternal wheel. October's path is swallowed in a darkness I can't follow. These evenings when I sit and try to make some sense of our goodbyes, the memory that moves me still allows my love to lose my will, and all I ever dreamed...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Gilded World

    Confusion surrounds. Which way's up and what lies down, Beneath you, In pain, With no one to blame? Who's the lowest of the low, The weak, The impure? Who can justly define the way, In which others should proudly sway? You see, "love" is patient. "Love" is kind. But their "love...
    daydreamer95 daydreamer95 18-21, F Aug 11, 2013

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    I beg, for sleep. Just a little shut eye all to

    ease my mind Beneath, I'm too strung out to stay, away. What am I without your high now? Just pitiful, craving everyday... Holding on to the only love I know... I pray, to be, Something more in this life but my time recedes. Knew I was bound to pay, one day. What am I without...
    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M Nov 9, 2014

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    Kitchen sink Tink tink tink tink Goes the

    kitchen sink. Drip splash drip splash Out goes the water lash. Splash gurgle splash gurgle, Spits the water lurgle. Gurgle glap gurgle glap The nut goes blap. Glap sween glap sween The pipes sing Creeky crack creaky crack It all comes crashing down.
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F Dec 15, 2014

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    Lit a candle in the endless night In light of

    you and me. After years of ceasing the fights, I seek your lost company. Burning bright, your a mantle of hope, shining far out of reach... A mobile of security, hung above my cradle of dreams... Slowly the spinning drifts me to sleep. Greeted by a face familiar to me, Her...
    HarlotCurse HarlotCurse 22-25, M Nov 9, 2014

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    I am currently awaiting a reply from a

    reputable publishing house to see if they are going to publish my poetry! Kind of a daunting experience to send my stuff away for someone to either approve or reject my words!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    This Is Not A Sonnet

    Your yellowish words,Like puke on my shoes.You have refusedTo let the birdsPeck out the headlinesOn our newspapers.Their appearanceIs like dirty diaper piles'.Do not return.Stick a cactusDown your throat.Let whiskey burnAnd erect usTo sail the Styx boat.
    CarnivorouS CarnivorouS 22-25 4 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Poor Lost Soul

    Poor lost soul You look so young People say your life has just begun Deep inside you feel so old You'll be ok it'll get better in time You drown out the words Too many times you've been told Poor lost soul Turning to the blade in the draw Always hiding Behind your long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    firebird firebird 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2007

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    Sorrowful singing fill the air,

    The casket lay flowerless and bare. Clouds drearily weep above, The ground puddling to mud. The hole below hollow, Death daring to follow.
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F Nov 4, 2014

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    I am the paper and this is the void,

    filled with a story that lay untold, as my sorrow and anger unfold with every word becoming more bold.
    Zapxbolt Zapxbolt 18-21, M Dec 4, 2014

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    Like A Beautiful Breeze

    SHE entered my life like a beautiful breeze, yet i knew that someday she would get up and leave. i wasnt despondant and i wasnt too sad, for the times that we shared i was ever so glad. she knew me and loved me for all that i' am...
    wiseriser wiseriser 51-55, M 10 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    Forget thy name, Forget thy dwelling place,

    To shallow be thy breath, To many sorry spilled in thee name. Call no longer, A demon of Fear devours thy soul, Whilst victorious evil chase the angels away. Give thee silence, Give thee death, Morrow with the dawn, Sing thy funeral song.
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F Dec 16, 2014

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    FOLLOWING COURSE I slip my hands inside the

    skin, Cradling your heart, Hoping to feel that fading pulse Before I fall in love with dying. But decay is seeping through the cracks, So persistent that resisting Becomes a love of destruction. So I'm left to fall and sink into the pavement, Wondering which one will cave in...
    SisterCyanide SisterCyanide 26-30, T 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    Tears On A Tin Roof

    Tears on a tin roof The fiddler sat  Upon my roof He had no feet  He only had hoofs He played his song  Of make believe He wore a lie Upon his sleeve His evil tune Had me dizzy and spun Believing he was  The ritious one Cast a spell upon my  Fragile mind To leave all of my...
    RavensHeart RavensHeart 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    Fool For All

    Every girl in the world oughtta be Daddy's girl, but the world isn't open to reason. Never left second best never fail any test, she should know Daddy loves her like Jesus. Rock'n'roll, rock-a-bye, rocky road gotta ride, rock of crack 'cuz there's no rock of ages. Hand to hold...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 3 Responses May 8, 2012

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    Heres Another Poem

    hope you all like it I Believe I believe that the sun shines after the rain I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain I believe in not doing things the easy way I believe that being selfish doesn’t pay I believe in a second chance I believe in a...
    firebird firebird 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    WHERE'S MY LIVING DREAM GIRL?

    All I ever have wantedAll I ever have believedAll I ever have hoped forHas live inside my dreamsI long for a good womanI yearn to feel her touchI ache with all my feelingsTo one day fall in loveIt happens in the moviesIt happens upon T VIt happens for many peopleWill it ever...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Mar 20

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    Wishful SweetnessJust let me sayin my very

    special wayhow I feel about youall this time I’ve been writing love poemsto wrong women whom I thought I lovedbut the truth is, they were just mere infatuationstill the moment you arrived and became known in my heart.I know you must be overwhelmed and stirred up crazyfor...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    Taboo Remember when.

    .. Baby maker, home maker Is all that you could be. Voting was a tradition for me only. Remember when... Riviter, baseball player Is what you could be, But all of the men were away fighting. Remember when.... Lover, musican A forbidden transition spoke a dark yet happy truth. One...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    ANDREAShe's a beautiful young womanShe's a

    living angel on this EarthShe's a caring,compassionate femaleShe's a hard working incredible nurseMy life has been lonely and emptyMy life has been filled with much painMy life has been hard to live throughMy life has been covered by rainThan from out of the south came the...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 3