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    The Cage No where to go Four walls closing

    in No justice No help No one The Cage
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    IN Heaven a spirit doth dwell Whose

    heart-strings are a lute; None sing so wildly well As the angel Israfel, And the giddy stars (so legends tell), Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell Of his voice, all mute. Tottering above In her highest noon, The enamoured moon Blushes with...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    my favourite eye colour is your eye colour,

    and my favourite height is your height, and my favourite weight is your weight, my favourite hands are your hands, my favourite knees are your knees
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    A Fairy Song Over hill,

    over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire! I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon's sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green; The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats...
    martin1600s martin1600s 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    DAFFODILSWilliam WordsworthI WANDERED lonely

    as a cloudThat floats on high o'er vales and hills,When all at once I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.Continuous as the stars that shineAnd twinkle on the milky way,They stretched in never-ending...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Waves Of Autumn. The waves started calm

    that day on the beaches. Those beaches made of sand and stone. Sand and stone stacked and pilled to form pillars and perches, Gates and bridges. sand and stone stacked so high, the watch towers rose from the ground like a rib cage that protected a non beating heart. But than...
    AxiosThanatos AxiosThanatos 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    El xD Hope you like it~ "Above All" Above all

    others, Above all treasures, There is no way Your worth is measured. Like a red rose Fell to the ground, You took my fall And came around. Like an angel, But in disguise, You took my heart, Opened my eyes. Like the night sky Dotted with light You took my love And shine so...
    nononoerr nononoerr 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Self Corrective Righteousness

    If I begged this world a death, A hundred hopes of dread... Would my faith be held, In hands of Greed and blasphemy... Spoken with fables from the naked eyes, Of hopeful misdirected lies... I die softly, in lonely arms Side by side with fools and idiots Over and over....A...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    in autumn i found a boy who asked me to cut my

    hair and said 'i love you' only after sex and six shots i sipped tea and told my friends about him they said 'if you're happy' and knew i was not. in winter i kissed a girl who tasted like cigarettes and said 'i love you' all the time but hurt herself whenever i made mistakes...
    7dreamlevels 7dreamlevels 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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    Poem #11 Family Photos

    Granddad and Rosie Grandad and Rosie never did like each other, but Grandma loved them both. From the day Fred Jr. brought her home and introduced her as his new bride, Grandad and Rosie didn't like each other. But twice a year, Grandma would bring out the old Kodak, Brownie and...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    In The Wood author: Adelaide Anne Procter In

    the wood where shadows are deepest From the branches overhead, Where the wild wood-strawberries cluster And the softest moss is spread, I met to-day with a fairy, And I followed her where she led. Some magical words she uttered, I alone could understand, For the sky grew bluer...
    marion75 marion75 36-40, F Dec 21, 2014

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    Bruised and Bare

    you dont call you dont write. im beginning to think were are playing pretend. im holding so very tight to the messages you send wont admit to myself just yet that they are vague and fall short. misgiuding and easy to forget but theyre my last resort as i sit here im just...
    classylassy classylassy 26-30, F 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    I have caught attention,

    bright and center...I am in the eyesight of her majesty, the Queen Devil...ascending from a shameful grace...she catapults and encases me like a mouse in a maze...A Wicked Vampire's Smilerazor sharp teethshe growls and snarlslicking her lips...I am her obsession...I am her Envy...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I actually like ancient Chinese poetry a lot!

    !! Here's one of my favorite, the translation is okay, or I should say, pretty good...?  Immortals on the Magpie Bridge1   Her love into th’ clouds the Maid subtly weaves,   And th’ shooting stars display how th’ Cowherd grieves.   When dew falls the...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    Bloodied, scarred, beaten,

    A man,Ravaged,Lies on the field of battle,Nearly broken,His body stirs,Summoning courage,He rejects defeat,Rises slowly,To his knees,Then his feet,His heart,Pumping strength to his limbs,Life to his spirit,And the will to soldier on,WoA 
    WizardOfAahs WizardOfAahs 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    Tonight I am sad, Tonight I am lonely,

    The Demons are screaming, And I need you to hold me..... -adr
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F Jul 29, 2014

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    WARNING By Jenny Joseph When I am an old woman

    I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    A broken mirror, a bleeding fist A silver

    blade against a wrist Tears falling down to lips Unkissed Ignore her and she won't exist She's not the kind you'll come To miss
    martin1600s martin1600s 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    HUM SE MOHABBATON KI NUMAISH NA HOGI BAS ITNA

    JANTY HAIN TUJY CHATY HAIN HUM
    RUBY1717 RUBY1717 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Here is a poem from E.

    E. Cummings that I thought was nice: ‘i carry your heart’ by E.E. Cummings i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my...
    Kalena09 Kalena09 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    The Swinging Gate By Kendall Kapple Happy

    leads to sad Life leads to death When you breath it leads to the opposite breath Forgiving leads to mad Love leads to hate All of a sudden you see its to late You start to cry A tear gleans in you eye Suddenly you look at the sky You realize that its never to late Think of...
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F Jan 9

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    A song of an autumn midnight A slip of the

    moon hangs over the capital; Ten thousand washing-mallets are pounding; And the autumn wind is blowing my heart For ever and ever toward the Jade Pass.... Oh, when will the Tartar troops be conquered, And my husband come back from the long campaign! By Li Po
    martin1600s martin1600s 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Majestic mountain desperately reaching

    for the sun, clouds making faces at the mountain teasingly making fun, the mountain erupts into a crying fit of rage, tears of blood spewing and running down it's sides, the moon rises and gives the mountain comfort, saying stop crying little mountain the clouds have gone away...
    RebelLynx RebelLynx 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    One Of My Favorite Poems...

    No, not i by Bria Pleasure turns to the pain lessons learned from the strain questions burned in my brain.. about whether love is humane in its touch. these thoughts are like salmon swimming upstream in the tears of your deceit. fighting the current hurt that kills more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    What Matter(S)

    What are you made of, my heart? Sometimes so light, You lift me to the sky. Sometimes so heavy, You bring me crashing down. Sometimes so vast, You could take the whole world in. Sometimes so small, I can't even love myself. Sometimes so soft, I want to warp myself in you...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Ring out, wild bells,

    to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells,and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    A dream within a dream Take this kiss upon

    the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream...
    martin1600s martin1600s 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    With false promiseAnd hopeShe seduces

    him Patiently gaining his trustSoftening his strength Tempting himBeckoning himUncovering his heartFilling it with devotion for herUntil he is most vulnerableShe smilesPlunging the blade throughTearing the life from himDraining the blood from his body Stripping...
    WizardOfAahs WizardOfAahs 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Forevermore Darkness deep No thing can

    see Please let me Just go to sleep Along comes you Torch is raised Set dark ablaze Call my name I am awake Because of you Late night calls Hushed whispering Hearty laughs Still on my mind What do I do I confess Late one dark night Tears are shed We hold on tight This I...
    nononoerr nononoerr 18-21, M 8 Responses Jan 18

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    Phenomenal woman Pretty women wonder

    where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally...
    martin1600s martin1600s 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    The Endless Cycle

    The composure of my soul is harmonized by that of yours, Our bodies meet in euphoria, behind closed doors, Your touch sends me into a world of comfort, my problems then erased, though only so temporary, so finite, I only get a taste, And with that taste I get a craving that is...
    SoulsOfTheTrees SoulsOfTheTrees 16-17, F Jul 27, 2012

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    Alone From childhood's hour I have not been

    As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone. Then- in my childhood, in the dawn Of...
    martin1600s martin1600s 22-25, M Jan 18

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    Robert Frost Poem

    Nature's first green is gold- Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf a flower... But only so an hour- Then leaf subsides to leaf- So Eden sank in grief- So dawn goes down to day.... No, nothing GOLD can stay. *feels sad*
    TheChurchLady TheChurchLady 46-50, F 22 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Slow Dance

    Slow Dance This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer. She wants to see how many people get her poem. It is quite the poem Please pass it on. This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. It was sent by a medical doctor -Make sure to read...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 29, 2013

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    The girl in the snow A girl walking in the

    cold breeze, Legs so weak she falls to her knees, She can't even remember why she is there, And the numb from the cold she can't even bare, She lies on her back looking up to the sky, She lies there feeling she's ready to die, But then she sees something, a shadow above her...
    WildWolfGirl WildWolfGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    El xD Darkness falls,

    you come around You sweep me off my feet. Curly hair, skin so fair No one thing can beat Poetry, sweet as can be Developing a fort My leaning head, shoulder my bed, My much needed support Three simple words are justified For their use when the time is right We're by the sea...
    nononoerr nononoerr 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I love this woman!!! http://vimeo.

    com/m/36987057 Lucille Clifton is so encouraging.
    SittingIdle SittingIdle 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    I've come across this poem long ago

    and liked it very much...here's to share... Floating around like a feather in the wind My heart has been broken; too tired to try and mend Trying to get through my life everyday Without someone beside me to show me the way Hoping and waiting ,wanting and praying For someone...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I read this the other day,

    and it resonated with me. I like that it's not a romanticized notion of love, and I especially love the last paragraph.I don't know the author, but I'd like to read more of his/her work...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    One how stole my heart One how stole my

    sole One how treated my bad One I treated well Why most we fight Why most we break up My blood shed My heart broke Why most you do this to me Why did I trust you
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Love Compared

    I do not resemble your other lovers, my lady should another give you a cloud I give you rain Should he give you a lantern, I will give you the moon Should he give you a branch I will give you the trees And if another gives you a ship I shall give you the journey. Nizar...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    NocturnalMiss23 NocturnalMiss23 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Red Scarf Soft and silky you cross round my

    neck You smell like tinted rum your color makes me worried for I cannot run You encircle hold me down Yet your warmth is so confound you bring color from my cheeks a tribe of specks and fleets your spindled gentle down easily sets me down As I slowly die Tears rundown and fly...
    Fallgirl007 Fallgirl007 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2014

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    Everyone Sang BY SIEGFRIED SASSOON Everyone

    suddenly burst out singing; And I was filled with such delight As prisoned birds must find in freedom, Winging wildly across the white Orchards and dark-green fields; on - on - and out of sight. Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted; And beauty came like the setting sun: My...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    William Wordsworth's Daffodills

    I have for a very long time been an admirer of Poetry,this classic by William Wordsworth must be one of the few all time classics.What draws me to this Poem is my adoration for Englands beautiful Lake District,Wordsworths homeland.I have followed in his footsteps so many times...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    "Body of a Woman" by Pablo Neruda

    Body of a woman, white hills, white thighs, you look like a world, lying in surrender. My rough peasant's body digs in you and makes the son leap from the depth of the earth. I was alone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me, and night swamped me with its crushing invasion. To...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I've discovered Yusef Komunyakaa

    as a result of an assignment for my American Poetry class. Really digging his work! Wanted to share one of his poems... My Father's Love Letters On Fridays he'd open a can of Jax After coming home from the mill, & ask me to write a letter to my mother Who sent postcards of...
    SittingIdle SittingIdle 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    Cold dark nights, beautiful starry skies,

    look into the clouds there a noble being lies, a being of neither love or hate, a being bound by neither destiny or fate, a being looking for purpose, looking for it's place, in a world that is obsessed by race.
    RebelLynx RebelLynx 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    Instructions for a Bad Day,

    by Shane Koyczan " There will be bad days. Be calm. Loosen your grip, opening each palm slowly now. Let go. Be confident. Know that now is only a moment, and that if today is as bad as it gets, understand that by tomorrow, today will have ended. Be gracious. Accept each...
    BetterWithThree BetterWithThree 18-21, F Jan 5

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