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    Kindness

    What little bit of what's left of me almost died today. Those things that mean so much in this world, I lost along the way. I met a man as cold as me. He found what i had lost. He turned around and gave it back.. He knew just what it cost. In a world so cold and hard...
    kidkeith kidkeith 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Will He Be My Reality?

    Lost without a smile, Tears that flowed with the wind, Each night and day, I close my eyes and dream of hope, The shattered emptiness crushed my soul. The cracks in my fragile heart slowly slipped away, I look to the sky as my wrists cry, I find hope in the darkness, The...
    SaphireOnFire SaphireOnFire 18-21, F Mar 25, 2013

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    By Me, For My Childhood Abuser....

    I was just a child, and you a man, now I'm an adult, look at me if you can. I'm no longer the child, You sought to destroy, the innocent life, you claimed as your toy. now let's see you hurt me, let's see you try, but you can't hurt me, as I'm stronger inside. You stole the child...
    June30 June30 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    Who set the standard

    for everybody to live by? How far along in life would you be if you did try? Who's tryna help these ghetto neighborhoods where kids die? This world has turned into a mother ******' pigsty I look outside and it disgusts me, It bugs me, it's ugly I trust no other ******* human...
    MrCouture MrCouture 22-25, M 2 Responses May 21, 2014

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    Whirlwind:- The storm imploded upon itself,

    and at the centre the power of its wealth. The force of it all is enough to kill, but from somewhere the boy found his will. I was protected by a shaft of light, that called my name and restored my sight. Now I seek storms and look for the lost, I show them the light whatever...
    Wisdom8 Wisdom8 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    The Stars They Burn Out.

    A man cannot be a king when he has no castle. A bird it cannot fly without its wings. A dog cannot be trained without a master. A song cannot be sung when there's no one there  to sing. The world is always flat in our dreams and nothing is ever what it seams. In the end , the...
    kidkeith kidkeith 51-55, M 10 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    I"ve been locked in this cage

    for far too long The walls are too high The chains too strong I want to know what it's like to be free To spread my wings and fly To feel the cool breeze I want to know what it's like To run, walk, or even just crawl But I never trusted anyone enough To catch...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    I was good for awhile,

    I really was.. But then I started thinking of everything we were. We used to be the best of friends. Now I feel like we were never close at all. Even in talking to you I know something's changed. I don't know what happened, I don't even think you do. I guess we just drifted...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 3

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    We All Have Our Demons

    We can't forget our past no matter how hard we try. But the tears we cry ,can wash away the demons inside. It doesn't take much for our past to return. A sound or a song, and those memories burn. I wish we could forget the thoughts that haunt our soul. So we could look forward...
    kidkeith kidkeith 51-55, M 15 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    I have conquered things betwixt the lies I have

    ventured forth beyond the heights Terrible wonders never cease amassing Crawling within the dead whose bodies are still trashing I have foreseen things that bring me strife I have consumed things that are of life Forgive me. And my need to be.
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M Mar 11

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    your winter clouds cant let the rain of love

    fall down and i guess i cant wait any more my heart become a desert rose while i was here waiting for you im moving away from this land where no rain and not even a drop of water.. the only rain which i can feel is my tears falling down for you..
    denez denez 22-25, F Feb 23

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    A Weaker Soul

    { I only cry when it rains } { No one knows that I'm in pain }  { I only laugh when I"m insane } { There is nothing left that I can claim } { My life has been just like a train } { It has wrecked and I'm  to blame } { The cars go by on first and main } { But i am walking...
    kidkeith kidkeith 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    Title: Temptation I am: The song you can't

    Get out of your head The vibrating baseline Progressive build and breakdown I am the flicker of a shadow Running rampant in your mind The glimpse of a smile Slowly spreading across your face I am the whisper you hear Your eyes closed for a moment The tension in your body...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    First I was dying to finish high school

    and start college And then I was dying to finish college and start working And then I was dying to marry and have children And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough to go to school so I could go back to work And then I was dying to retire And now I am dying...
    rougewolf55555 rougewolf55555 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    What Would You Do: I'm finding it harder to

    hide in myself. Things I wouldn't say keep escaping my mouth. I'm afraid I'll slip & say it out loud. I'm not even sure if i have the strength to write it down. Scared of what they'll say, how they'll look at me. Should I tell someone else? Could they handle all that bounces...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    The fragments of my mind can't seem to grasp

    what and why you would cast some thing of such beauty and power aside.....like waves rolling into tides.... tearing down.... breaking .....apart.... lost then found like heaven and hell....rolled into one.....
    Andielee Andielee 36-40, F 6 Responses May 25, 2014

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    This choice, this decision,

    this split in the road, How can something so complex be told? I'll start with a memory stronger than a bomb, When my accomplice had suggested a date to the prom. "You'll go with my friend" is what this person said, And on to my anxiety this suggestion fed. For what if...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Mar 7

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    Change me: Cut, bleed,

    eyes they start to gleam. Try, fail, there's no stopping this Hell. Up, down. Looking but nowhere to be found. Smile, cry, they're both fake. Fine, okay, excuses to get away. Dead, alive, the difference between what you are, & what you want to be. All, have different meaning. It...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 10

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    The Ultimate Gift

    My stepson arrived whilst we were away, Oblivious was I on that wonderful day. My husband, he knew, his child would be born, Between son and his wife, emotions were torn. I never found out until much later on, For a whole ten months, the prize I had won. The confession it came...
    pennynoodles pennynoodles 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Ghost

    I live in a car that's been burned out for years. The guy that was driving, His bones are still here. I was with him when it happened. We were both drinking beer. We went off a cliff. The fire burned up our tears. I am waiting for judgment. My soul shakes with fear. This life...
    kidkeith kidkeith 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Today is another day done.

    .. Once again I gaze upon the setting sun. I must think again... what have I lost? what have I won?... Do I celebrate or lament the final kiss of the sun?... Today is another day done... Once again I gaze upon the setting sun. No doubt I felt some joy... Yet did I let myself...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 Feb 28

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    Untitled

    blinded by desire.. a passion deep.. that once burned through i never wanted to face your words were untrue but time has past... and i see clearly all your decitful ways.. all my heartache and pain.. as i shatter the glass of how you once enslaved my heart.. the red haze of...
    southernstar1987 southernstar1987 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Bout Of Darkness

    Acrimonious and fragmented is this day Mislaid and secluded is thy love From the pitcher of sorrow I drink the liquid of my slow death. It pours through my soul, drenches my inner most anatomy and quiches my thirst for things unlawful and just. It puts out the flames that dance...
    Ariraine Ariraine 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Words. Words, what are they?

    Are they sweet like a kiss from a baby? Are they like swords used to slay? Are they honest like the change from rain to shine? Cold like a winters sky? Maybe, they are true, or just. But they could also be full of bad stuff. Words, what are they?
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    For My Love

    This is its currently completed form..I'm not sure if I will edit it in the future though..as something still feels missing..but..not missing. I have lived a thousand lives in your eyes, Painted portraits of a thousand angels In trying to capture you on canvas. I have seen the...
    SilenceEvermore SilenceEvermore 22-25 5 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    This is one of my worst

    because I was not thinking straight when making it but I still did so this is it and it has no name. I trusted you with a secret For a reason I can't understand you didn't keep it It hurt the way you tricked my heart and didn't care if it fell apart You were the friend to dry...
    YoungPup101 YoungPup101 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 7

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      She locks herself away in her room,

    So she can finally let her real self roam. Struggling to keep clean, Her demons, they scream. "Cut me, cut me" She can't seem to keep away from things, That are sharp. She struggles, she screams but she promises to keep clean. She feels so engulfed in the dark. "Look in the...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Awake At 300 Am

    Just trying to find my way like everyone else , With these blue eyes there's a story to tell. A war on my mind but still moving forward , Sailing into the sunset where the birds chew crate and murdels. Like a butterfly born after a storm I conquer these challenges, On a quest...
    CharlieBm CharlieBm 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    I've crossed the line to the unknown,

    seen things I should've never been shown. And when you told me to count and close my eyes, I peaked like a child waiting for a surprise. Peaking through little fingers so plump, saw you standing there in a slump. Hunched over in a bloody daze, smoke filling the room with a red...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    All of our 'children' are fluffy

    and sweet, except for one thing, they have four feet. Little tongues, so tiny and pink, makes us often wonder and think. They put such smiles upon our faces, running and playing in their own little oasis. They've never known such pain or fear, they are ours to...
    ViolaViva ViolaViva 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    A Man Forgotten

    Soldiers marched all night inside the houses families cried the townspeople were affright people fled having nowhere to hide One man spoke to the people as they fled Crying:"be strong, fight, never give in" But the people looked at him nothing said He realized his fate he knew...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    The darkness that I once loved is turning into

    something more. This evil manifests and I'm dying; oh my heart's so sore. I walked the line that borders light before I lurked in the abyss. I wish to be nothing more than a forgotten memory by family and friends
    CelestialThallium CelestialThallium 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Sunlight on The Sands of Time As the pendulum

    moved back And the hands on the clock face Advanced towards the noon hour And ticked slowly, rhythmically to The top of the round clock face While sands seeped down an hour glass And the sands in the lower bulb Sank down to be heated by the sun As the sun reached the apex...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Mar 5

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    As I think about life,

    I look at all I have done. I had wandered aimlessly, And wondered what I have become. I have been through so much, It is amazing I made it through. The lessons I have learned I am shocked I pulled through. The times I wondered What life was all about. The trials...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F Feb 25

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    I grew up in a world of ice,

    a bland place without any spice. Where everything was white and pure, where everything was truthful and sure. You came from a land of fire, a place of lust and desire. Where everything was chaotic and selfish, where everything was hectic and hellish. However you did catch my...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F Mar 13

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    Toes In The Sand Walking thru sand,

    Toes sinking down Sinking in deep, Leaving deep paw prints Of feet, bare, unshod feet Without sandals or shoes With grains on the soles As they walk thru the layers Of a stretch of damp sands Turned to powder like dust By the noon day sunlight With rays warming the flats Of...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Mar 5

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    The Collective Eye

    We trek across an amorphous dream Vague shapes weave into obscurities Drawing me in Extending a hand behind a smiling guise. Spiral front and then back again In a barrel we spin in disarray Forehead sweats Reaching to wipe the tears from another eye. Mind eclipses everything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Gabe

    Theres a Man with a heart of gold Does he know this has he been told? He sees the world so logically Emotions and feelings he says dont come easily He has many wise words for people to hear Those who listen are the ones he holds dear. The lyrics he writes are his personal game...
    Missmathematics Missmathematics 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Sensual Thoughts I watched you walk through

    the bedroom door. Your body called to me. The candles lit in the darkness glowed, And showed your path to see. I loved to watch as you walked to me, As the shadow flickered on the wall. You gave a show as you undressed, And I would watch it all. The trail of clothes you left...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    My leather wings have grown

    so large. Sharpened horns make me ready to charge. Though I've decided to let you leave. It doesn't mean I put my heart on my sleeve. Because I no longer care what you do. If I be me, then you be you. These wings though big do not weigh me down. I'm the new king, proudly...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Shooting stars in the sky,

    its a plane, no a fly,its whizzing past at lightning speed,then its gone and you think it was just a dream.Now the sky is clear and blue,a vast space,oh its nothing new,The bright blue color is vibrant and sweet,like the laughter of a baby when you tickle its feet.A rocking chair...
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Touch Me

    One look from you, I bare my soul Rarer than you will ever know Forbidden love, friend or foe I cannot hide, what I cannot show Exquisite torture, I hesitate Led by longing, lust, or fate But through every pulse, you resonate Made all the sweeter for the wait Touch me now with...
    Kalena09 Kalena09 51-55, F 14 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    That time... Lying on the bed with you.

    .. That time... timeless With Hozier playing "Someone New" Tapping your foot off mine in rhythm to the music Your knee on my thigh, Your crimson lips and blackberry eyes, Though my eyes were closed, I could feel you smile Within... That moment threatened by movement...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    F R E N C H ~ K I S S I N G !

    When I was 17 I had a FRENCH PENPAL AnaliseI went to stay with her in France - near PARISShe taught me a lot of thingsWe had a wonderful time togetherExploring PARIS and each other !She taught me how to FRENCH KISSMy BF's and GF's have all been grateful to her for teaching me the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    I did nothing wrong, To hurt you with my tongue,

    For the words I have sung, Surely they shouldn't have stung. To be honest, I loved you till the end, But now we are just friends. It ended so abruptly when your soft lips departed and spoke, And in the end I couldn't manage a croak, My life is bad but it was livable with you...
    emoHeartsDieWithMe emoHeartsDieWithMe 13-15, M 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    If or when you grow up,

    you'll learn the emptiness of your cup. So remember what it is I say, keep fighting till the very last day. Learn to lie cheat and steel, forgot what it was like to feel. For when I leave you to your own, it's possible you may not be grown. ” Read between the lines” he...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F Mar 16

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