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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 12 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Every time you remember me you've got me

    there where I shouldn't stay. So please forget me, my name, my face. Let my voice, my hands be gone away as the birds of youth. I promise you something, all this and only. I'll stay as a candle when you wake up frightened.
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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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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    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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    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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    Lady of Grace My lady of grace,

    She weeps by the window, She cries for him, She sighs for him, My lady of grace, She weeps by the window, She was strong for him, She longs for him, My lady of grace, And she weeps.
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Where? I'm watching him die,

    And where is God? I listen to her cry, And where is God? He's been a good boy, And done no harm. And where is God? She says her prayers, And counts her beads. And where is God? Is he deaf? Is he asleep? Does he care? Has he moved on? The words we learned, From a big black book...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    - today is a two-for: For Want of a

    Wordsmith For want of a wordsmith I scribe these lines Searching for reason in rhythm and rhyme Baring my soul for all who might see Cringing in darkness, slowly growing free Best left to nothing yet burdened with pride Weathered and worn with the unrelenting tide Burning in...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M Dec 4

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    Wealthy Man The wealth in man,

    found not in things. The health of man, and what he brings. All too soon discovered himself and his control of the world, in abject shame he covered himself and joined his soul with the girl. One man born without our sin holding belief in His hands some stand waiting to begin...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M Dec 8

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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 8 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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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    I never used to like poetry

    but when my mentor sat me down about how I can experience new things to find my true talent, I gave in. So I stumbled across the first poem I ever wrote. Not good so dont judge lol and now I write very good poems that as people we can connect to. I frame all of them. Its a free...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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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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    all my poetry is about people i fall in love

    with and things ive never done
    macdemarco macdemarco 16-17, F Nov 17

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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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    I see the moon in the morning There's a dark

    day ahead I'll never ask for your pity Just a blanket for this bed that I've made for myself Taught to work for what I want and never ask for any help
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M Nov 30

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    Reprise on Time Time comes in to take from

    all the strangeness of its passing with the songs of our deceivers, or the wind and its believers, but there's something treading starlight in the window of a night. I'm amazed and I'm excited, and I'm not sure I'm invited, angel drift towards the window like a crasher on a...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My heart it wants to stay

    but my mind will not obey, And so I stand at the mirror all night and all day, Wondering if anyone would care if I am not here the next day. But everyone is hated in this cruel and evil place, aren't they? And swirling through my head are questions still not asked, But if I did...
    columbus38 columbus38 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I wrote this one many years ago: Silent

    Victor Sunlight and laughter spill down the halls, bouncing off walls; the ancient call casts a warm, softly luminescent glow across the weathered and peeling paint. Down by the lake, swirling through reeds and rushes trapped in an absence of light, darkness sweeps towards the...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M Nov 26

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    There are two kinds of silence,

    two empty places. The one of the things once there, and now gone. Your smile. The one of what never was. Your love.
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I'm usually pretty good at poetry,

    but I haven't written in years and I kinda lost my touch. We have to write a poem in English, though, and I've been stuck these past few days. I sort of need help (I don't need a poem written for me) so if anyone could message me I'd really appreciate it.
    janinelolol janinelolol 13-15, F Dec 7

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    SANTA CLAUS BLUES I’ve worked all year with

    pride and sweat, Just to make the toys. Now I have just one night of delivery, To all the girls and boys. The world has grown, So many more it’s really such a mess. It makes me want to pack the stuff, And send it U P S. No wooden dolls, no wooden trains...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Where do I even begin?

    How do I start to accept, to acknowledge that what I feel for you is real? How can I show you? Do I even have the strength to tell you? The courage it takes, oh my, my, can I somehow find it? Is it possible that I will be able to look you straight in those dark eyes and say that...
    Elis14 Elis14 16-17, F Nov 30

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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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    New York Camelot (this was

    for my Grandparents' 50th anniversary) Where my grandparents live, the soft summer wind would sigh In the breeze from the lake Sometimes we’d collect fireflies The birds and squirrels would compete For their kindness And in the winter snow, Their hearts and hearth were...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I'M Glad I'M Not Flat Chested..

    Somewhere to place a wine glass, Somewhere to place a head. Somewhere to lose your eyesight to, When I’m lying down in your bed Somewhere to catch the toast crumbs, Somewhere to rest my book Somewhere to hold my fella’s eyes When he has that glazed over look. Somewhere to...
    pennynoodles pennynoodles 46-50, F 22 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    The moment I met you,

    my eyes filled with stars, my heart with joy. The moment I woke, it was you... to my very last trail of thought in the night. Everything felt surreal, like living in a dream. States of happiness, indescribable to any human who hasn't felt love. I still think of your eyes...
    vfashionista86 vfashionista86 26-30, F Dec 8

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    Being overwhelmed by pride

    and greed, And golden dust dense in his eyes, He unsuspecting lost his wit, Forgot his love, his friends, his creed. Repentance, by some angel sent, Sometimes enlightened him, and yet No sooner come, away it went, And so he ventured a new bet. He’s worm away. His youth has...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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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 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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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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    This is the poem I wrote a few months

    ago: Trapped in silence Afraid to step away Trying to be brave, But, losing against your grave Kept looking back into the Past The Future couldn’t come fast Hiding all fears, Fighting back tears Trapped in the Dark Committed Souls ready to spark You are...
    MyInsideLife MyInsideLife 18-21, F Dec 7

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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...
    BrokenDesires BrokenDesires 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses May 25

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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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    Not by mortal flesh Nor by glint of eye Rather

    time and turn of phrase We tryst Our spirits to aspire
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    White sweater, big hands Tall,

    smelling clean You sit across the room And watch people With lives busier than ours Stroll quickly past the window We, we were brought by the universe To co-exist in the same minuscule classroom for a minuscule amount of time It's incredible to think In a universe as...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F Nov 19

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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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    Does it ever bother you just how unpoetic songs

    are these days? Like, I mean, seriously: people decided that putting 5th grade-quality drivel on top of the glorious, swelling string music of "Viva la Vida" was a good idea. What a way to ruin all your favorite songs!!!
    theseekermuse theseekermuse 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    There's so many words built up inside of me

    But i can't seem to get them out The truth lies inside of me I want to tell you about There's a thousand tears left unshed Behind these blue eyes With every harsh word A part of me dies My light went out so long ago How to make it shine again i really don't...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    There they go shaking their fingers,

    clutching their bibles, casting their curses unawares, like stones that ricochet off the innocent people, guilty in their piety and ignorance, oh holier than thou, for you I pray, God have mercy on us all, and may we live in peace and tolerance, who can say only they know the...
    marion75 marion75 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Owner of a Losing Hand When the cards have

    been dealt, There's nothing left to for a guy to do, Deep breaths, what's done is done, It's time to bully up, or cut 'n run. An' try as you might, There's no changin' the lady, As in in life, nine high – fools bet A trey is no king, hearts ain't spades. It's 2am, an...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3

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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 15 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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