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    Tomorrow Never Comes

    If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 10 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    Masks By Shel Silverstein

    She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew.
    Bloop291 Bloop291 18-21, F Sep 4, 2013

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    These Words I Write For You… These words I

    write for you I know you will never read, Because you do not know that they even exist. I write these words for you because I think I love you, Or at least, I love my idea of you, And you will never know about these words I write for you. If I did not write these words for...
    onelife4u onelife4u 41-45, M Feb 21

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    "The woods are lovely,

    dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."-Robert Frost
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in

    fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Robert Frost I have always loved poems by Frost as they appear...
    sammychung sammychung 18-21, M Feb 12

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    To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave

    Earlier today I read a story, here on EP, that someone wrote about those beautiful souls who never give up but quietly continue forward, no matter how much is heaped upon them. It really touched me, and something he wrote also reminded me of a poem. He said: "They quietly fight...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    SnowBunny37 SnowBunny37 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I like this poem as I'm deaf myself

    and it pretty much sums up everything! :) "What is it like to be deaf?" People have asked me. Deaf? Oh, hmm... how do I explain that? Simple: I can't hear. No, wait... it is much more than that. It is similar to a goldfish in a bowl, Always observing things going on...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    Fire And Ice (robert Frost)

    Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice But from what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire But if I had to parish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice
    Kelsey2568 Kelsey2568 18-21, F Sep 26, 2012

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    This Is My Favorite Poem

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314) BY EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    I Think I'm In Love

    I quoted a line from this poem as my status today, and after a brief whiteboard conversation with my fellow impish sprite I've decided to share the poem in its entirety here with you. It's a cute poem/lyrics written by a then 14 year old girl. I'm not sure where I first read it...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Ladies And Jellyspoons

    I come before you to stand behind you To tell you something I know nothing about Next Thursday, the day after Friday There will be a ladies meeting for men only Wear your best clothes if you haven't any And if you can come, please stay home Admission is free, you can pay at...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Thief You are a thief,

    because there is an empty spot On the shelf where I used to keep my heart. You must have got pass the CCTV, Charmed the security guard on duty, Snuck past the barriers and climbed over the walls. And now these if dust gathering In the spot my heart used to be. I’m not...
    onelife4u onelife4u 41-45, M Feb 21

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    Mouthful Of Forevers

    I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night. Our...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    I heard a thousand blended notes,

    While in a grove I sat reclined, In that sweet mood, when pleasant thoughts, Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her Fair Works did Nature link, The human soul that through me ran, And much it grieved my heart to think, What man has made of man. Through primrose tufts, In that...
    FedUpTeen FedUpTeen 16-17, M Jun 6

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    Do It Anyway

    People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and...
    simple21bella simple21bella 18-21 1 Response Jun 25, 2011

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    Reluctance By Robert Frost (i've Liked This One Right Off the Bat)

    Out through the fields and the woods And over the walls I have wended; I have climbed the hills of view And looked at the world, and descended; I have come by the highway home, And lo, it is ended. The leaves are all dead on the ground, Save those that the oak is keeping...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 2 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I Cry

    Sometimes when I'm alone I cry, Cause I am on my own. The tears I cry are bitter and warm. They flow with life but take no form I cry because my heart is torn. I find it difficult to carry on. If I had an ear to confide in, I would cry among my treasured friend, but who do...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Variation On The Word Sleep

    This is by Margaret Atwood ---------------------- I would like to watch you sleeping, which may not happen. I would like to watch you, sleeping. I would like to sleep with you, to enter your sleep as its smooth dark wave slides over my head and walk with you through that...
    NekoGummy NekoGummy 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Sara Teasdale: There Will Be Rest

    There will be rest and sure stars shining Over the roof-tops crowned with snow, A reign of rest, serene forgetting, The music of stillness holy and low. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace,--above me...
    SmilesGoForMiles SmilesGoForMiles 18-21, M Jan 30, 2013

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    War Crimes

    WAR CRIMES     You're war-torn, And I'm battle - damaged, I don't know what to do. I am not the enemy, I just wear the uniform. The flag of truce hangs ripped and worn, I can reach out my hand, But I can't make you take it. I try to say something, But it...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 Mar 11, 2012

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    Love Is Friendship Set On Fire

    Love Is Friendship Set On Fire By: Laura Hendricks Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Blind Painter

    He is so fatally lone like a sail on the sea To be born blind - what a misfortune! He never left his house for fear of falling And still he didn't take offence at his fate There was one consolation in his existence Strange though it may seem, he found himself in painting...
    KIK KIK 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    The Grey

    The Grey   I am the grey, I live in neither night nor day; But in the fine unfocussed line, In between your world and mine. I fear your voice, it impacts me, In other ways you cannot see. Embrace the darkness, I am there, I am in in the cold, beware...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    Death Duties

    Death Duties   It is your duty to die at your appointed time, You must give up all accumulated posessions, You must give up all monies, You must cease all worldly communications, You must leave your appointed body. You will release all memory and perception. Your body and organs...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Dreamland

    "When midnight mists are creeping, And all the land is sleeping, Around me tread the mighty dead, And slowly pass away. Lo, warriors, saints, and sages, From out the vanished ages, With solemn pace and reverend face Appear and pass away. The blaze of noonday splendour, The...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    The Tiger

    THE TIGER By William Blake 1757–1827 Tiger! Tiger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?   In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare...
    BloodRoseNeko102 BloodRoseNeko102 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Funeral Blues

    A poem by W.H Auden Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message 'He is...
    thelastday thelastday 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Fire and Ice

    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of

    the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare sieze the fire? And what shoulder, & what art. Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy...
    piezoflash piezoflash 18-21, M Jul 20

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    The Arrow And The Song

    The Arrow and the Song I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and...
    1sabre 1sabre 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    'The Road Not Taken' Two roads diverged in a

    yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    The Bits Of You

    I want to take the bits of you I love and press them like flowers between the pages of my favourite book because I know these will never fade. And I want to take all the scraps that you dislike about yourself and display them on my refrigerator to show you I'm still proud of the...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 17 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Think As I Think: Stephen Crane

    "Think as I think," said a man, "Or you are abominably wicked; You are a toad." And after I had thought of it, I said, "I will, then, be a toad." How many times in life do we meet people who think they know the truth, and look down on others who disagree?
    nhammoud nhammoud 18-21, F 1 Response May 23, 2013

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    You Reading This , Be Ready

    You Reading This, Be Ready Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air?  Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    A Natty Little Take On The Mary Had A Little Lamb Poem

    This poem was written by Henry Brewis who farmed near Morpeth Northumberland England. It is published in his short story and cartoon book "The magic peasant". I think he captures quite humorously what all us shepherd have experienced at some time or other. So here we go hope you...
    Sepulcher Sepulcher 46-50, M Nov 20, 2013

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    Listen To The Mustn'ts

      LISTEN TO THE MUSTN’TS By  Shel Silverstein   Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me – Anything...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor," I muttered...
    Confusedlo20 Confusedlo20 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    My Wife Loved and Lived This Poem

     Despite my loving bias, I think I can honestly say that my wife lived by this credo.  People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.             If you are kind...
    Iusedto Iusedto 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    From a Good Friend of Mine

    Today I received this poem from my good friend, IChooseLife but I don't know the name of it. The name of it doesn't matter because it really touched me since I've been having a horrible time this year and was dealing with depression this week. I hope you like it, too. When...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 25 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    In The Name Of Maturity

    So then what are the facts if you twist them then miss them get on the wrong trackto cover your own back say it was me in all hypocriseyjump to conclusions of paranoid dilusionsstart false accusations and miscalculated equations .You cast them on me I try to let them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 2, 2012

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    I'm writing a poem for th girl I love in hopes of one day getting her back. I wrote a love letter for her and was thinking of giving her Noth the letter and the poem. But I do t...
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    so this poem is about a girl who is depressed but she's pretending to be happy and is hiding her pain. ok here's the poem: I may be smiling But inside I am bleeding. I...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    This is a poem that I've only allowed a certain few people read but I just believe now is the time for everybody to be able to read it. A Question of Love, I can't change who I...
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    "tidal basin" in the wilderness i sketch in the thick air with my words painting grand towers and epic people riding against the forever setting sun grand lives with natural loves...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jul 6

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    A poem to my son There's this boy who stole my heart 10 years ago is when it begin to start Never in a million years did I ever think we would be apart. There's a hole in my...
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    I don't know of you could call this a poem but it's something I thought when I was upset earlier I feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff and there's no one around to pull me back...
    gypsykk gypsykk 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This summer, I am going on a guided study trip with some friends. I happen to like one of my friends (I fall for every guy taller than me), but something is hinting to me that he...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F Jul 7

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    You're sweet yet bold and confident. You're sensitive yet strong and true. I find myself smiling at the most simplest things you say & do. You probably don't even know it. Well...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9