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    Masks of Guilt to Hide Faces of Joy

    A mask of shame or sadness sorrow and pain a mask of guilt to hide the blame to look into eyes of the sane and tell them your sorry for all of there pain when in fact you loved it you make joy from there rain take what you want hide the blame its not your fault you...
    GhostSentinal GhostSentinal 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20, 2008

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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

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    NocturnalMiss23 NocturnalMiss23 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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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

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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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    “when you walk, you look like you’re trying

    to disappear. your back is gonna be ****** up. why do you think change is so hard? is it because you’re afraid? people might think you’re pretty, but they’ll never love you. you talk like you’re apologizing for your own voice. speak up. grow up. find your spine, stop...
    Potentiallylovely Potentiallylovely 18-21, F Aug 4

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    "Because"Oh, because you never triedTo bow my

    will or break my pride,And nothing of the cave-manMade you want to keep me half afraid,Nor ever with a conquering airYou thought to draw me unawareTake me, for I love you moreThan I ever loved before.And since the body's maidenhoodAlone were neither rare nor goodUnless with it I...
    MissisWolf MissisWolf 41-45, F Aug 13

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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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    "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 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

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    You walked in I did not know At the time But

    you where special Now I look at the stars And I can't help To feel a tug in my heart I can't help but to smile
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M Aug 19

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    from my pain, you feel restlessness-- alas!

    what became, cruel one, of your practice of heedlessness-- alas! if in your heart there was not the courage/'stomach' for the devastation of grief then why did you assuage/'drink' my grief-- alas! why did it occur to you to console my sorrow? friendship to me was enmity to...
    Wolverine90 Wolverine90 22-25, M Oct 8

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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

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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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    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

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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

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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

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    So 10 - 15 years ago I use to be something

    like like this, can't remember exactly , it was like ten or more years ago lol, but would make some stuff up and text the girl I was with at the time lol , here goes ------- " when I think of you , there is no need to think twice - for everything to behold is right in my...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Sep 17

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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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    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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    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 23 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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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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    "obliged to medicine by MIRZA GALIB" pain did

    not become grateful to medicine I didn't get well; [but it] wasn't bad either why are you gathering the Rivals? [It was just] a mere spectacle [that] took place, no complaint was made where would we go to test our fate/ destiny? when you yourself did not put your dagger to...
    Wolverine90 Wolverine90 22-25, M Oct 8

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    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Heartless Mercy

    dont like what youve done to me the promises you made. im caught up in a game of tag you are a masqurade. if only i can break myself from you and finally get ahead i'd rid myself of all i knew all the lies you said. im in the kingdom of the damned and you sit on the...
    classylassy classylassy 26-30, F 1 Response May 28, 2008

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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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    eyes like knives, they pierced my soul,

    he looks my way it fills the hole, what hole you ask, the hole that's left, from men who used me right and left, thinking of them hurts me so, thinking of him woos my last whoa , who's he you ask, he's the man I want to hold me tight, he's the man I think of at night......
    mamaberry27 mamaberry27 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Llegué nadando sobre mis lágrimas con

    brazadas de risas sea a las playas del olvido o a las del tiempo nuevo.
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 31

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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

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    In Waiting

    i use to love you but the love is gone though nothing remains i cant move on you never loved me though you claim you do but love doesnt break and try hard to hurt you love is honest and true and doesnt long for another doesnt compete or manipulate its lover if love...
    classylassy classylassy 26-30, F 3 Responses May 24, 2008

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21

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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

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    Nafi Tum Ho Nahi Sakte,

    Jama Se Tum Ko Nafrat Hai Taqseem Tum Ko Karte Hain Tu Zarb Dil Par Lagti Hai
    RUBYJUTT RUBYJUTT 18-21, F Sep 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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    Theirs not to make reply,

    Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die (These lines explain why it puzzles me that people join the military)
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M Oct 4

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    The Perfect One He holds me

    when I start to cry... makes me smile with just his eyes... shares my hopes, dreams, and fears... wipes away all my tears... I love him without regret... I just haven't found him yet.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Oct 27

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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

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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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    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 Nov 25

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    THAT crazed girl improvising her music.

    Her poetry, dancing upon the shore, Her soul in division from itself Climbing, falling She knew not where, Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship, Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing Heroically lost, heroically found. No matter what...
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M Aug 24

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    Kabi Jo Ghor Se Dekho Tu Itna Jan Jayo Ge

    Tum Keh Har Lamha Tumhare Bin Hamari Jaan Leta Hai
    RUBYJUTT RUBYJUTT 18-21, F Sep 8

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    When the night arrives So do the memories So

    does the pain I can't hear your name Not even a whisper Because my heart Skips a beat Thinking it's still yours The endless nights And dreams we had I learned to let go A long time ago To forget and forgive But my heart never once did
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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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

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

    com/m/36987057 Lucille Clifton is so encouraging.
    SittingIdle SittingIdle 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Instants If I were able to live my life again,

    next time I would try to make more mistakes. I would not try to be so perfect. I would be more relaxed. I would be much more foolish than I have been. In fact, I would take very few things seriously. I would be much less sanitary. I would run more risks. I would take more trips...
    insideout37 insideout37 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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

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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...