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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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    A short poem by Kylie Taylor My name is Kylie

    I live in Illinois It's a pretty cool state I'm dating Jess He's absolutely the best And when we met it felt like fate
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    A Day In The Life Of A Male Escort

    Another day,another dollar Another scream,another hollar Another ***** hitched to her collar Sometimes I wish that I were "smaller" I'm so fly,I am a gamer I can be wilder,I can be tamer I'm not a trick,we're not the samer Not until I date a "flamer" Another night,another date...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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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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    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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    There was a point in time I got into Def Jam

    Poetry, and HBO's Brave New Voices. These people speak with so much strength it's awesome. This is one of my favorites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4
    NewShoes12 NewShoes12 26-30, M Jun 20

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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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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 4

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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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    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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    "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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    The romantic and erotic especially.

    But I like poetry in general. In today's world, I think that makes me a little odd.
    pinkcorsetgirl pinkcorsetgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    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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    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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    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M Sep 22

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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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    "There once was a crooked man,

    Who walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence Upon a crooked stile He bought a crooked cat Who caught a crooked mouse And they all lived together In a crooked little house." I'm not sure who to credit this rhyme; does anyone know the name of the true author?
    HazyMoon HazyMoon 18-21, T 1 Response May 30

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    Rain Song

    I didn't for a long time enjoy poetry.  I liked it when I saw something that resonated, but it wasn't until recently that I became enamored with it - seeking out new works.  This one came across my desk lately and it clicked . . . The Rain Song, by Klaus GrothPour, rain, pour...
    laynemeyer laynemeyer 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes

    And still of a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees, When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, A highwayman comes riding, Riding riding, A highwayman comes riding...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    *I DO NOT OWN* The fifth of july: My family is

    an expired firecracker set off by the blowtorch of divorce. We lay scattered in many directions. My father is the wick, badly burnt but still glowing softly. My mother is the blackened paper fluttering down, blowing this way and that, unsure where to land. My sister is the...
    owlabyss owlabyss 16-17, F Jul 5

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    Dark windows sharp blades box sit all day

    stress hated sounds crush the small and round and now your found breathless eyes dissected
    1PINHEAD 1PINHEAD 70+, M Jun 18

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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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    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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    Strength Of Love Children's Poetry Book

    here is the cover  to my children's book I hope u like it! If you would like a copy let me know an I will order $15.00 - $20.00 w shipping I do have several other books in the works, I have Chapbooks that are available Echo's of Binding Silence and Moonlight of Velvet touch...
    JamesEric JamesEric 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 3, 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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    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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    "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...
    JustanonyMOUSE JustanonyMOUSE 41-45, F Aug 13

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    This one is good too!

    haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGKm201n-U4
    NewShoes12 NewShoes12 26-30, M Jun 20

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    I would agree that I'm pretty young to be

    thinking about my headstone but...if I were to die young, I would want this written on my grave: I balanced all, brought all to mind The years to come seemed waste of breath, A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. It's from a poem...I don't...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Jul 23

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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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    And still more,later flowers for the bees, until they think warm days will never cease! ! thanks John for the nice work, tbh, I deeply like poetry and writing and it's like I'm...
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M Sep 22

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