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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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    I love sunrise... It's not

    because of the golden hue or soothing warmth that touches us, I love the sun because it shines of your hair as you sleep. You are angelic in that light... I am thankful that each morning I awake to that sight. I love being caught in the rain... It's not because of it...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 Aug 19

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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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    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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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers?

    I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    I met us yesterday but we didn’t listen From

    the beginning, from the playpen Amidst the arguing and the persuading We failed to take myself under wing Torn amongst us, I fell apart We lived my life a la carte Review, examine, analyze My brain we did sodomize Relive my past we did No thing did we forbid We are Harry Hotspur...
    just2curious2 just2curious2 51-55, M Aug 27

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    I walk about Prance and dance Around a funny

    thing I like to call chance Winners, losers Big fat users Sometimes we choose the **** That's spits us and chews us I hate this I want this To be loved, accepted Embraced in your kiss Poked and prodded Torn and knotted My heart is starving Its cold, it's carotid. **** you...
    Bubblery Bubblery 22-25, F Aug 20

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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 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    The Void Miles apart,

    10 feet away,I’ve lost the strength or will to say.The trail was once was so full and bright.I fall asleep this lonely night. Youthful days when I was me,Of sunny days when I was free.Remind me of the life yet known,Among them all,  I feel alone. When I was...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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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    from my grave when they downed my coffin in

    the grave, i knew you weren't there, because; i didn't smell your perfume in the air. even tho my last hope was for you to come; and drop some soil on my coffin. i swear honey, those would made the sweetest sound of rain drops for my final sleep. you know! even after this all...
    netpoison netpoison 26-30, M Aug 25

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    HIDE FROM LOVE Don't hope Don't dream Don't

    love The pain strikes suddenly Like lightening from above Don't feel Like this Don't believe In bliss Don't breath Hold your breath Don't need Live in death Don't chance The loss Don't pay The cost Don't love No loss Don't unchain Your heart There's nothin' scarier Than bein...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M Aug 19

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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 18 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Fire A Fire from within Leaves the strongest

    soul pleasantly scarred It is within this fire that most ache Ache for the flames, those orange sparks of difference The blue tango of freedom, the swirls of independence Other allows the rage, consumed by the blazing heat Some let it sway allow it to speak Others turn away...
    PiscesMind11 PiscesMind11 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I didn't care for the grail,

    I cherished drinking from it together with you... I didn't care for the peak of Olympus, I cherished holding your hand Gazing eternally upon the world... I didn't care for the treasures of Atlantis, I cherished us gifting it unto those in need ushering in a brighter dawn...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 2 days ago

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    Photographic Worlds Eloquence is reconstructed

    into controlled fingers. Figurines are acrobats gliding through lazy afternoons Baton twirls are titanic, altered pens spin dizzy mazes Pens are unnatural, they transform into guarded weapons Horseman in fashion can break these chanted trinkets. Dolls are lovably abused, then...
    WonderChange1264 WonderChange1264 16-17, M Aug 25

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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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    My soul lost in compelete dispair.

    Will she ever know how much i love her. I cant tell her how i feel. I keep myself hidden from the world only she knows of my being there. Everyday as she comes sits there talkn to me. I want to tell her that only she can set me free from compelete dark dispair. Her eyes seep...
    Airin1987 Airin1987 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A common sense swelling,

    Happening, otherwiseneighboring, Sinister interior acoustic receptor. Surgeon claims benevolence! Mesmeric Re-reverberation-ation Illustration Otherwise prearranged. Indications are: Abdomen: ill at ease Acoustic vessel: E m a n a t i n g A soiled scent...
    just2curious2 just2curious2 51-55, M Aug 27

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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 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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    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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    Drifting in a wooden coffin on black water.

    The hot awkward summer haunting and beckoning. A uncertain future promoted and putrid. My heart aches for belonging far from here. The city grime and tainting of fear. I don't accept the control, it doesn't support the whole. I want to wake up from this dark dream and get off...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M Aug 20

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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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    XD when I write the words control me

    and I just write it's weird but hey normal is boring
    NightWriter216 NightWriter216 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    CASTLE OF PAIN Fear was my counselor,

    My closest companion. Love was like the dawn, Sweeping over the horizon. But I hid from it's light, Deep within the dungeon of myself. Strength in my loneliness, Was what I counted as my wealth. I built the walls, To keep the hurt outside. I knew the truth, But when I spoke I...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    A CHILD'S GRIP There is a child's fist,

    Inside of me. Clutching tight to what my dad said, When I was three. I remember that night, My mom walked out the door. To leave my dad for good, And forevermore. I was very sad, That she was gone. My dad turned to me, And said "Son, You're a big boy now, And big boys don...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    I'm waiting, slowly falling asleep,

    with my phone in my left hand. For a beautiful girl to respond, I've turned all of my notifications off, all but one, because at the first sign of vibration I know it would be you, I don't care for anything right now but to feel that vibrant move in my palm.. I've never looked...
    Hon3yD3w Hon3yD3w 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    This is not about anyone here.

    I wrote this when I was 26. TELLIN' ME LIES Tell me lies. Such little white lies. To you, I may be, Just another, One-of-the-boys. But you should know. I'm old enough, To get wise. Tellin' me lies. Tellin' me little white lies. Tell me, What I see, In your eyes...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M Aug 21

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    GODDESS OF THE MOON Her love is like the Moon.

    Shinning brightly down on the surface of my soul. Glowing beautifully in the sky of my heart. Moving smoothly across the heavens of my thoughts. She circles me with hope. Shades me with light, In my darkest hour. She moves the tides of my love, With her presence. She...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Another poem from my youth.

    DENIAL OF LOVE Cupid's bow twangs, Broken arrows, On my heart. Lovely little sparrows, Ripped apart. I am dying. But have no fear. I am crying. But shed not a tear. I am trying. But it's not too clear. I am lying. When I look in the mirror. Death rides my soul. Look into...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    The Silk Lined BoxThere’s a place I

    sometimes go,When the shadows fall long,My mind drift back to aged memories,Of the crashing waves of my dreams.In the dappled sunlight of green and blue,The cooling blue breeze refreshes,Sharpening my resolve yet again,To peer once more into my yesterday.The lid’s creaky...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    SHE MAKES ME SMILE She makes me smile,

    All the while. Like a Jack-o-Lantern, On Halloween. I'm gonna split a seam. She makes me smile. Like the Cheshire cat, From ear to ear. And it never disappears. She makes me smile. Like the Man on the Moon, In a funny cartoon. She makes me smile. Like a crocodile. A grin...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    ISLAND OF ISOLATION Door slams shut.

    Heels clicking, Echoing down the driveway. Gears grind. Tires squeal, Rubber burns. Mother is gone. Father is alone. And so am I. Train rolls on by. Whistle blows. Hear a child, That doesn't cry. Anymore. Pain burns so deep. Can't find it. No more. Silently weep...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M Aug 25

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    This is a recent poem,

    2006. STATUS “UNKNOWN” Shuffled like bureaucratic paperwork From desk to desk Status "UKNOWN" Second hand clothes Second hand love Second hand child Words like knives Razor sharp Cut to the bone Dreams of mother And father Lost Cry to sleep Every night Years on end...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My Garden

    The silvery remnants of activity, Reveals the hidden pathways of snail. The network, a labyrinth of tunnels, Leads me close to the working ants’ trail. A cavern warm and dark beneath hedges, Stores a visitor who reveals all at night. With its prickly features it endears me...
    pennynoodles pennynoodles 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 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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    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 Jul 15, 2013

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    there were you and me,

    it wasnt any out of ordinary i saw you, the ray of innocence blinded me! fooled my heart. i touched you, i touched the poison not knowing whats going on. trust me honey, it was too late i couldnt stop the pain to spread my happiness turned into blue as soon as i dreamt of...
    netpoison netpoison 26-30, M Aug 22

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    We ride the road Long,

    lonely and unnamed Curves are many Sharp, they be Crossroads, unmarked Towns aplenty Nameless burgs Drive slowly Drive quickly But keep up Lost we feel Without signposts Often few Mostly far Signposts we seek Suddenly, they show From simple view they hide Look! Listen! Subtle...
    just2curious2 just2curious2 51-55, M