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    Here's something from days gone by

    that I keep coming back to without hesitation or knowing I do it: No time now you stupid fool For pathetic attempts at soul connections I have you in my grasp once again The warm bloodied edge of the knife Penetrates just a slight way inside releasing Everything that has found...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 8

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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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    She gets meFirst over her lipsThen mixed in the

    red wineHer shiny blue dressShe gets meAs a river down her breastsA little splash by her kneesA wading pool at her feetShe getsAll of me
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M Sep 1

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    6ft Below By: myusername22 We used to be

    so close. You used to hold me like a little boy who had just found the fastest HotWheels car at Walmart. Do you remember me the way I remember you? Do you remember the way you put my hair up into a rugged ponytail after mom wasn't there to do it anymore? I do. I remember the...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F Sep 9

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    Do you ever feel it? That gut retching feeling.

    The feeling you get every once in awhile. It sometimes hurts so bad you want to scream or cry. Do you ever feel it? The feeling of despair. Agony, grief, anger? Then it hits you harder than anything before. Guilt is it's name. Guilt from what? Then it flows back into to. What...
    Neixkolai Neixkolai 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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

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    Here's a quick poem I wrote

    while at a camp this summer to help explain why the camp's primary rule was no horseplay. -- - - -- Playing with horses isn't a day at the races; You may laugh and may giggle but might fall on your faces. Bumps and bruises might leave you just sore; But the risks at this...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Coffee by Alex Is coffee bad

    for you? Probably, but I really don't care
    ItsAlexYay ItsAlexYay 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Little cat with a hat.

    .. (Robert Doisneau photo) I am a cat with a hat, but I think I'm a horse, I have little animal syndrome, to compensate of course, But I am fierce and full of courage, I show no remorse, But give me a while, I said with a smile, After my nap on the porch.
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 7 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    As the sun sets on the sea,

    A cool breeze is in the air. Lost in thoughts of you & me, Just wishing I was there. You've been gone for a year, My soul aches for you every day. Never holding you again is my fear, And for your touch is what I pray. I know you are gone forever, That we can never be again. We...
    Skinsation Skinsation 46-50, F Aug 12

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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 3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    As the sun sets, Our dreams of today fade,

    We dream of a sunset, as perfect as us right now
    foreverandalwaysgoodbye foreverandalwaysgoodbye 13-15, F Aug 23

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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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    Terry Jacks wrote/sang "we skinned our hearts

    and skinned our knees." In that vein, and in light of my past stories, here's a poem based on my most recent experience -- falling off my bike while riding home from work (it had rained yesterday and I lost control while braking during a turn). I composed it in my head while...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    'A message from a stranger' The taxi driver

    stopped outside the house on Roseneath He waited patiently A quiet lady entered the cab He couldn't see her clearly she seemed different somehow "Good evening" the driver said "Good evening" the reply The driver was tired but persevered to converse "Did you have a nice evening...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M Aug 30

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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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    To Find Again, The Way.

    Out of the void, the life of every day. No fanfare, or clashing of symbols, but a soft “hello”. Why me? I whisper in case I am heard to doubt, Am I man enough to return the greeting? Into the light the sylph takes form, youth and beauty but unaware, she plays with me...
    uncfred uncfred 56-60, M 9 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    To Those Who Have The Gift.

    It takes a special person to make another smile, and special thoughts from special sorts to do it all the while. Among the few I’ve come across, I really mean a few Count all of them on just one hand, among them there is you. So please don’t stop, or stay away, but...
    uncfred uncfred 56-60, M 5 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Note to self never become friends with yourself

    someone like you it's a scary thought never thought through emotions make us weak actions make us new .spectating from a distance at ourself could it ever be true. Someone like you like me so honest almost seen as a brute with words that speak trouble every time you spew...
    OpennBoxx OpennBoxx 26-30, M Aug 13

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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

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    What is in a name? Letters.

    .... letters are in a name. the end.
    buggyjuggy buggyjuggy 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Flame (Don't Make Fun Please.)

    Before you read my poem you should know it uses symbolism, and it's free verse poetry. Flame By: Myusername22 My flame used to roar at one point. Orange, yellow, and red bursting brightly. Happy I stayed. No worries but to go play. Years past and my flamed has dulled. New...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Self contemplating suicide I'm not

    that fragile little boy anymore I grew up to become a man, but I look in the mirror and see the reflection of my former self and tell myself I need to work up a new game plan. The old one didn't work so well and this rope around my neck feels so comfortable on my skin I won't...
    immyn123 immyn123 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I don't want to feel invisible.

    What do I have to do in order for you to notice me? In order for me to feel like I exist? I have to impress, but don't you ever get tired of impressing? I don't believe I'm beautiful because I didn't grow up with a family who called me beautiful or emotionally nourished me. When...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    The Ultimate Gift

    My stepson arrived whilst we were away, Oblivious was I on the 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 13 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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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...
    Thedragonfly Thedragonfly 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    Opening like the petals of a roseMy heart did I

    let you exposeAlways waiting to hold your handA wilting rose in desert sandTears that flow a heart beat missedOnly love can hurt like this.   
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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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    To Cody

    You are my life You are my light Your so sweet like honey Your sometimes so sweet, you melt my heart You make me smile every time i see you You make me blush every time i see you You take my breath away Your always there for me Your always in my heart Nothing makes me happier...
    BaileyJean14 BaileyJean14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    Temperance Late in the day,

    sun hangin' low Nothin's movin' an' nary a sound Breathin' slow, my eye's kept closed Waitin', an' I'm waitin' for the rain. There's a woman, a woman in town, She sings at night, a song for the boys, Sun's gone home, it's done for the day, Waitin', an' I'm waitin' for the rain...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50, M Sep 9

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    There’s a window in my head That only I can

    see It is the gate way to my fantasy There I am a hero, master and king I am capable of doing anything When I dwell there the world fades away Even my wife and kids cannot get a hold of me I get a parcel and bring it back to reality These are the poems that I write for everyone...
    melbourneonly melbourneonly 46-50, M Aug 25

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    The garden of thought.

    Gentle breeze stirs mists of timePeeling away the murky greySeeds blown in silent flightParatroop through airDrifting onto fertile groundNever forgettingIn the garden of thoughtTendrils spread growing strongRoots entwine, closer closerThoughts provokedConnections deepReaching up...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    If Tha Does Owt For Nowt

    Its Saturday, an slept in late, Found the eggs were out of date. Had to make mi breakfast see, This cookin lark is not for me. Instead I made me sen some toast, Ome made bread from just down’t coast Then I had to brew some tea This cookin lark is not for me. Sitting down to eat...
    uncfred uncfred 56-60, M 5 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    The Liberation of Paris (Robert Doisneau 1944 -

    see picture)It may be the liberation of Paris in 44,But to me it is the liberation of you,Though it may not appear that way.I pole vaulted over that barbed wire to get to you,As I hold you, your tears and smell of your hair,I am indebted to the mayhem and freedom from...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    The Abyssal Plain.into the inky blackness she

    fallswhere facets of aspects of thoughtare buried by dark sands of timeeach grain cut as crystalwhere covert dreams crawl deeper and deeper she goesinto that placewhere no refracted light existsstillness overrides all compulsion to look back exquisite obscurity...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 9

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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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    UnicornThe radiant beauty

    so magical and pureThe light that shines from tip of hornYet for beauty you sufferHaving to hide in shadowsAway from those who steal the pureScared to show yourself for who you are.I watch this sacred diamondHer beauty so rareA heart so pureSo full of careA glimpse in gladeYou...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    The tragdy of the situation is

    as follows For when I sit amongst the rest of you I freak out Not myself I wander trying to find answers I bump into a few that have watched my demise from afar It hurts at times that it can't be a "quick fix" but what is? Numb on the inside I tend to while away the hours not...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 8

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    ive always liked writing.

    its just its like i know what i want to say but its finding the words to say them that i have a problem anymore. when i was a teenager i use to be able to just put the pen to paper and it just flowed. i think it could also be that maybe im to hard on myself. i want it to sound...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Aug 16

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    anumnemosene anumnemosene 13-15, F Sep 5

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    B E A U T I F U L ~ B O S O M S

    WHAT IS A NICE GIRL TO DO We know all men adore them Primeval urge to kiss - explore them We do our best with an ample chest Conceal them and reveal them Perhaps a BRA is a bridge too far ? As a girl I think they're great They hold they lift and separate. Women's lib - said burn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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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    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 8 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Trapped in a life, Without you by my side,

    If I could i would tell you, Just how much I love you, But I would be wasting my time, I am trapped in a life, Will never have you by my side. X
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Sometimes we live this lie,

    That we think we'll manage through. We tell ourselves it'll get better, But does it really? We go by each day of our lives hoping to find some sort of meaning, But no meaning comes— And we're left here wondering where it might have gone. Or who we are, And our purpose.
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "There is no I in famly" I want what i lost

    back when i was younger, sitting down with my family eating a well prepared dinner. ridden with dysfunction and utter disappointment, had to grow up way too fast plagued by regression. Alone and independent walking these endless streets at midnight, not even my own flesh and...
    Thedragonfly Thedragonfly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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 16 Responses Nov 3, 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 3 Responses May 21

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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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    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 31-35, F 7 Responses May 25

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    My Reality My reality,

    hemmed up in a place of my own doing, By societies unjust rules and judged by someone no better than me. Taking one day at a time in a place that is truly unkind Filled with dirty dregs and the criminal mind Your patience, wisdom and control are tested everyday By yard dogs...
    rompinrob rompinrob 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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