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    Watching Rome Burn I think I've been a little

    bit type-cast as the long-suffering antihero one foot in the door of a gilded cage keeping your bright plumage from turning brown. caught in a crossfire with your every blast pushing this cold role down toward zero I should step forward and unleash my rage instead I stand and...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M a week ago

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    She was depressed alone,

    gathering all the broken pieces of her soul, hoping that one day she could mend it all, to find her smile through her tears, and find the joy through her pain. But just like the fire she burns, when all against her she never turns. Challenges fuel her more, to reach depth...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 21

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    Coniatore (A Pound of Flesh) ugh!

    I've sung women on two continents, but it's all meat, and so I'll sing of the wind. Hair, breasts, hips, and the year flies, hanging upon the wind once more-- they are not. loose among the winds of our musing, lost but not abusing, they rush us toward an end, singing, say...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    Is It Worth It?

    The life of a loner,, a has been stoner,, a desperite romantic who's life stays so frantic,,, keep searching for peace while roming the streets,, just need a release from the stress of a heart that beats with the bang of pain for a soul thats lost all controle,, I wander around...
    JasonLee29 JasonLee29 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Friendship is a Golden Chain,

    The links are friends so dear, And like a rare and precious jewel It's treasured more each year... It's clasped together firmly With a love that's deep and true, And it's rich with happy memories and fond recollections, too... Time can't destroy its beauty For, as long as...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Would You

    Would you give me just one night Would you dance with me till morning light Would you kiss my lips and hold my hand Would you treat me as your special man Would you touch me with your heart Would you remember me when we part
    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Somewhere...

    Somewhere in the air, there is a voice tells me nothing is fair. Somewhere in the sky, I can see clouds float with a smile. Somewhere in the beach, there is a shell pure and white.Somewhere in the wild I see the beauty of the dewdrop shine. Somewhere in the room...
    papri papri 26-30, F 4 Responses May 9, 2012

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    Her body glistens in the light I urge to play

    with her all night I pick her up and hold her steady Take a deep breath, we both are ready. I run one hand up her long neck Just touching her makes me euphoric Across her body, my right hand goes I've been practicing, believe me, it shows. Her body glistens in the light I urge...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 24

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    Villanelle danger for the man

    who plays with fire, crosses angels, plays as children play, weeping from the flames of his desire, knowing not of love but love entire, heeds no warning, sleeps along the day. danger for the man who plays with fire, caught this morning on a dangling wire, crucified by words...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M a week ago

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    It's All Mete (for Ruth,

    with love) when I have fed the tree and the shadow of my gene lurks under the apple skin, eat hearty! and think how I am buried here, and buried again with you in your time. perhaps we will go together into the ground and someday grow wild grasses for doe and fawn. shall we...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    The Rain

    Pitter, pat.  tap tap , drip drip.  it starts off slow sometimes it rages like a lost soul and at others  a soothing  caress.  often cursed for its bad timing but then again it can be something so binding.   think , think of the times let it bring the sweet memories  the...
    love2suckle love2suckle 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Departure this accumulation,

    this build-up of details, emptied like a trash-can at my feet, this defeat in the face of larger law; you, who would unseat the primacy of what is, it is you who fails. oh, day by day, against your knife my freedom rails, I am condemned over and over to repeat my part in your...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    You Were The One, You Are The One

    You were the one who made me happy.But now you're the one who left me back in deep mourning. You were the one who has given me strength.But now you're the one who has taken the joy of life of me. You were the one I never wanted to lose.But now you're the one who has left me...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Tanka sad city sister speaking to the flowers,

    sits inside Amsterdam repeating: "no answer fits this that I am, that I am." (Ca.1974)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 14

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    Spirit high over cedars

    where the heron sails, leisurely, against the sky, in a spare sweep, swing, king in his royal house, the air sings; below the swifts and swallows run scales, up the dry wind, down again where it trails, ring each other round, helix-high, with flair; and we, earth-planted, root...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Welcome New Day

        The rays of the sun beaming through my window,      calling for attention.       With your rays melting the cold away,      Brings great joy to start another day,      The...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    Brother, brother why are you crying?

    Is it because I am dying? Mother, mother why do you care? Isn't it you who made the dare? Father, father why did you stop? Isn't it you who wants me to drop? Brother, brother what are those? Are you bleeding from a rose? Mother, mother why are you screaming? What did I do, I...
    SilentWinter SilentWinter 13-15, F Dec 21, 2013

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    All I Want

    All I want is a feeling of comfort: Two arms which hug me and never let me go Two eyes which look at me adoringly and say: You are the most beautiful A mouth which whispers comforting and loving words in my ear A body that gives me warms when I'm cold A love on who gives...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    You Ask Me If I Love You?

    If love means, that I trust you I feel alive like never before I hear music which previously never had a sound I forget time and space with you I fly in the sky of love on your terms I desire your body so much, that I could scream with pain I feel like I felt never before I...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Massage she spreads the heat out along the

    muscles of my back thumb by thumb she plays at chopping up and down my spine I want to turn over display my hard-on bring my own hands into play. knowing what I'm all about she leans her weight into it pins me down, naked she knows I won't resist tackling tension firmly she'll...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 14

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    Laurie she sat at the end of the bed,

    her glasses sliding slowly away from her eyes (she peered over), looking holy. (Ca.1975)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 14

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    That Is For All Those Who Feel Lonely :´(

    Loneliness Another day without love, a new day alone. Without any hope and goals, another day without sunshine. With tears of despair, which run from your eyes, once so happy they have now a different meaning, The way back into life is so long and so far. Wishing and...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Lakeside Park When we were boys,

    in the constant rattle and noise of Lakeside Park, we squandered on a lark ten times the money we made from tourists, spent our summer days slagging around the beach; from castle to caress, the press and brag of adolescence pulling us away from the calico aprons of our childhood...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    For Echantedebonybutterfly ... A Wonderful Woman

    Beautiful butterfly fly and win, about your loneliness but the pain was sitting deep in your good heart where once was love and happiness looked it for a long time completely different Grief and sorrow ruled your life Your strive forward was over Your heart broke apart At night...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Nancy Brown all the work-week long we kept the

    death watch over one we thought holy; while we slept her came and took her; for ourselves we wept, knowing those who move slowly, time will catch. while she waited, he came, lifted the latch and let her out; into a night she crept, leaving her secrets where secrets are kept; his...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Lies that first day

    when we met we fit together hand in glove and neither one had anything to prove but soon the moment came and you gave it a little shove then you started telling me of love. you want what I can't offer 'cause it's such a precious prize first freedom goes and then the spirit dies...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M a week ago

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    Love..

    My new poem...Love is when you can't tell him what is in your mind.Love is when you miss him and cry.Love is when you smile even it hurts a lot inside.Love is when you learn to forgive.Love is when his wish means more to you than yours.Love is when you cherish the moments with...
    papri papri 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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    Just make this one the spot

    as someone requested... Idk who you are, just met you here, i just know you are far from here. wherever you are just be happy, never be sad and cry and get nappy. cuz there is deepness in your eyes which is deeper than the ocean, don't waste a drop of tear cuz it will...
    ExpendablesWarrior ExpendablesWarrior 22-25, M Oct 26

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    Incarnations night comes

    and Yola and Tara in a thousand incarnations slipping through the curves and planes of the night air. lights cross in darkness cut shadows of the white moon pale as silver into the walls. she slides through graces like so many delicate motions capturing the curl of the dark...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 14

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    For My Wonderful Sisterheart Maryjanine

    Did I ever tell you, how glad I am that you are in my life? I'm telling you now, so you know how important you are to me. How much love I feel for you deep in my heart. So often be accepted as self-evident the beautiful and important things in life. And I realize that you are one...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Doorway there is no single transformation here,

    the way is long, its many choices vast; there is no final rest, there is no last step or stage; I build my own cage in fear. where no one else can make the meaning clear, I must stand out from shadows of the past and wear the mantle of iconoclast; the twilight of the idols now...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    I Wish To Be...

    Where the wind tickles one with anecdotes from every time and place Where the plants teach one of vulnerability and strength Where the rocks hum history in soothing tones where complexity is cohesive and simplicity reigns
    rustyfrog rustyfrog 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    True Love Is...

    Tenderness, which I can get and give again Affection which will be deeper every day Confidence that can hardly be described True love is... Longing that eats me Overwhelming joy Happiness to know you True love is... Gratitude to be a part of your life Terrible fear of losing...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Time Reduction we, river-rounded rocks,

    stream-tempered, we, travelers of time, unravelling days for what makes them tick, heave and climb like strays, fear-driven where fear stalks, trickle to sea, to be crashed, crushed to sand, rushed forth to be brushed up by the wind, pinned in the sea spray; and, fickle on the...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Three Haiku the curve of her lip mixes with

    the line of her brow like winter snow a drift across the road and over the cornfield curves like her round hip trace of enamel in the cheek; along the arm a faint hint of hair (Ca.1975)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 14

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    The Dark Design the air is thick tonight,

    the air is tense, the light is ringed in fog, each sigh a cough, down deep, it seeps into this body's trough, where neither breath nor living make pretense. we seek from death a final recompense, sleep given, denial, we shake or scoff at earthly errors, terrors we turn off. the...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    Let Go! shadows end with the morning sun and

    the wind whispers --let go!-- long lights of winter bend to the early spring --let go!-- shadows sing in the wind's vespers and the word run --let go!-- and the wind whispers on the run --let go!-- (1973)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    May I attract beautiful,

    loving souls in 2015
    FrankietheCat FrankietheCat 16-17, F Dec 11

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    A starchild like you Well,

    you no longer live here in my life And you never come back again For you, there is now another destination I look at your picture and wish you luck. When love goes then you can not keep it In a cage love will get sick and will sings no more Only in freedom this feeling can...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 1

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    Possession

    The heat still lingers beside me a whisper of danger. Your deceit ran deeper than the wrinkle free face with which you smiled at me. Soft white sheets spread upon a king size bed, perfectly placed, an obsession. Hungry eyes that devour the weak, it was in your baby blues that I...
    IvoryTapestry IvoryTapestry 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Late Salvo we left our love,

    our love left us, forlorn, (fish bones, was it, wish bones, lodged in the throat, unfair, defeating, lion against goat) from flesh the heart, no lion-heart, was torn. Androcles am I, who removed the thorn, or so I thought, the time is now remote, this sky my witness, from these...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Between Us

    It seemed a thing between us,reminded of three simians sitting,legs crossed and hands in familiar poses.This is not the way we share;Our friendship, love, and touch is based on more.Open your eyes and make clear your ears, and I will tell you of my secret life.Actions and...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    I Wish I Could...

    Someone told me life is a miracle, So I started to think is it really possible, that I could vanish at this moment and maybe come back later at another moment - which is happy and peaceful. I wish my life was plain and simple Just like a drawing on paper with a pencil, with an...
    papri papri 26-30, F 14 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    til we meet again

    Til we meet again You are me for I am you yet two different souls born free, not to be caged by man to dance and chase the wind but to always be you. You came to me or was it me to you you were so tame or  just a beaten soul was your spirit gone No , i don't think so but only...
    love2suckle love2suckle 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    In cold black nights did I,

    Gaze in still silence to the sky. Though never did I once see, A lonely star calling out to me. But then once in winter's keep, I heard a lonely soul weep. And I broke a promise once made, Cut my heart like a mocking blade. Reaching out with my weary hands, I stumbled into the...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Dundas Street East II summer rain,

    kid caught on a bicycle, tires rip the surface of the wet pavement; as I watch from the tenth floor balcony it would be nice to say I'm really free. oh, it isn't nostalgia exactly, the Bay of Quinte all but deserted, a white cruiser dragging a white tail home, county across the...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M a week ago

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    The Coming Change dust on the horizon,

    riding the wind, over black specks, under a golden wheel, crossing the desert on an even keel, heat against sky, against yellow sand, pinned. this is the white land where the white man sinned, black now in the distance, just semi-real, caged in his cold logic, bars of blue steel...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Port Dalhousie I left the town

    where the chestnuts hang and fall, a million tiny maces, from trees of many hands, five-fingered along the avenues. in the migrant season the monarchs stopped here, painting the sky and the green trees drawn toward the autumn colors. as a child my spirit ran rebellious away from...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 14

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    Denial I write so-called poems when the nights

    are long-- sing the praises of false ladies-- through the dark hours I push words out of place. thin lips, gray eyes, blonde hair, a long white scar along her thigh, these memories, what lies-- they are not! drawn and vacant down I lie, sing these phrases, false affairs...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    Freedom I've brought your sadness in close on

    my own and nurtured it until the two were one I've seen this love between us overgrown with something else quite hidden from the sun. upon our love an independence feeds that clings about the roots and brings it down but freedom can't fulfill our deepest needs it doesn't have...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Warp LXXX (Bede) time was.

    ..when the sparrow flew through lighted halls from snow to snow; our visions go through silent walls and pass into the time, then. (1973)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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