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    Cecilia Cecilia was a church going girl.

    Dreams of youth eternal. The sweetheart of all she touched. The heady laugh that charmed all men. The world at her feet she embarked A journey of such cruel outcome. Yet how could she have known, That the end would be so far away? The night is cold though, Cecilia turned up...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    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
    5 Responses May 25, 2014

    An ocean of memories of you to whom of

    which i have no recollection. Who are you and who am i? Blind like a child in a dark room crawling towards a life unknown Tenderness more scarce than Lust In cities of Steel ,devoid of trust we travel between now ,before and then until it is time to repeat again.
    LastMinutePrince LastMinutePrince
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    Dancing the Pain Away She smiled

    as he walked away, For there was nothing left to say. The words they once exchanged, Were simply rearranged. She began not caring anymore, As she danced alone on the floor. The music that filled her head, Erased the lies that were said. As she danced around the room, The scent...
    APerfectMess APerfectMess
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015

    These Walls - Sierra Davis I hear the distant

    thunder, I hear the war-drum roll. I feel it deeply, we're falling steeply, And still the war-drum rolls. I see the fire burning, The flames have kissed my skin. The bombs now drop, They'll never stop, We've lost all care within. The walls we build divide us, They isolate us...
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    Mar 4

    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
    11 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    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
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

    The sun may shine up in the sky When it does

    not, we ask why When, for us life is good, we forget to care To love others, to listen and to share The sun shines high up in the sky The world below, rotates, not asking why We forget others have worries and strife Stressed by daily struggles and what is called life The sun...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    I walked on a forgotten path,

    Moved forward all alone. I lied my way into the dark, Now for my sins atone. I saw a spark of light in dark, A spot of warmth in chill. I followed it far, and to this day, I follow that light still.
    sierra1997 sierra1997
    18-21, F
    Mar 4

    Lying in the dark Their filthy tendrils closing

    in The soft caress of fingers across your skin Heart beating fast and stomach tensed Here comes the poison, here comes the hate Pushed against you, forced inside Bathed in foulness, bathed in sickness Left to simmer And you can feel it's exhiliration, it's excitement and...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    Feb 23

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Jun 17, 2011

    SWEET MELODY Amidst a life covered with

    diamonds, chandeliers and chintz, with fragrance of jasmine in spring she grew like a wild flower, but her mind restless with the din. She followed the sound of the sweet melody she carried within. She walked away from the unquiet minds , flew away with her fantasies she...
    Deepikaa66 Deepikaa66
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 23

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    There is a darkness in my name,

    there is pain in my heart. Time, time never heals, past, past is a shadow growing as time flows past is a shadow that consumes my soul, tomorrow, tomorrow is illusion, illusion of death and life is living on the edge of hope, life is the mania after dying in emptiness or a glass...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor
    26-30, M
    Feb 26

    I write to break the silent Sore Sensations of

    sour souls So sure, cynical, seeking salvation But setting sabotage through skepticism, Singing specious songs of sacrilegious subterfuge and salacious Slander, Severing serenity Standing sideways, I'm Sowing seeds of psychedelic Sojourns to serendipitous solar seas Shielding...
    etibahu etibahu
    22-25, F
    Mar 28

    Hai (love) ku Moonlight on soft hair Young

    lovers stand in shadows Now the game begins Standing hand in hand Eyes anywhere but her breasts Hoping he won't faint Whisper nonsense words How nice her hair is tonight Just to keep her there She smiles in the dark Shyly leaning in to him Hands upon his chest...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa
    56-60, M
    Mar 11

    Rainbows Chasing rainbows across the

    sky Wisdom, known but avoided Why? My heartache of course! Can you really catch a rainbow? I didn’t think so….. Are you sure? What is my pot of gold? Do I really want to know? No…Not today. Maybe tomorrow. But why do we chase rainbows? Can you feel a rainbow? Can you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    Ignoring nature's usual demand,

    A cyclamen grows inside my hand, Its blades resemble feline ears, I wonder if the cyclamen hears.
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4

    Under the coconuts tree I sat with legs crossed

    and arms open Protected yet accepting Ready to take on another’s loving? Man or woman I don’t suppose it would matter Especially not when you’re all alone But I am not alone! Guess I never was…. But now certainly never more!!! I have my tree! This tree and me How I...
    TYLERHAZE TYLERHAZE
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 13

    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

    Rebirth Cracked shell seeking light,

    Yellow yields to green. Dusty blanket now fertile, Morning flower’s petals bathing. Crickets epic evening opus, Upon the silent night, Starry blanket unfurled, Reveals placid moon glow. Jasmine wisps aloft, Trigger flooding yesterdays, Reminding me once more, To pause...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 16

    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
    9 Responses Mar 11, 2012

    You’re invading my thoughts I’m going

    insane You’re a drug; I need my fix Please take away the pain I need you here with me To sooth this anxiety I’m feeling Take my hand and hold it Your body gives me healing The warmth of your touch Spreads through my veins You’re freeing my soul Breaking the chains I...
    universalsoul13 universalsoul13
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 14

    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
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013

    A Beautiful Little Flower The wind brought

    this little flower to me It has beautiful color, drawn your dazzling smile Those beautiful eyes, mesmerizing gaze When I look deep into your eyes I know, there is something A puzzle I walk into you Every breath, I'm deeper into you I walk into the fire Where the heart was blue...
    chocolatewhatsoever chocolatewhatsoever
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 8

    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
    11 Responses Nov 3, 2010

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I'll never find anyone

    who made me feel like you did. Again. I'll never love so deep and raw. Again. I'll always be searching for you again and. Again. I'll never kiss the way we did. Again. I'll never make love so passionately. Again. I'll never compromise myself. Again I'll never let things unsaid...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19

    A simple 'hi' to those you pass A smile,

    not fake, but one that'll last. We all have worries, these times are uncertain I don't want preached at, l myself will remove the curtain The curtain falls, and darkness once more Comes, brooding to the fore I can't say what l really feel or want to say I can't find the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    If Flowers Could Lie If flowers could lie

    They'd tell you i don't care That I don't wake each morn And wish that you were there If candy could mislead Then sweets would turn out sour Then maybe I could say with truth I don't think of you each hour If music didn't tell the truth There'd be heartache in my song...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 11

    It starts with a look.

    Drawing me in. Just one glance at you and I turn away. I can feel the fire in your eyes from your stare. Damn I want to feel you. I'm on the edge of my seat, my body heat rising. Those beautiful eyes. Looking me up and down. Searching my body. I feel you looking...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    Here's a poem I wrote,

    and it's called her
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    Apr 10

    Can I redecorate your dungeon I know it's hard,

    in chains But the ceiling needs a different tone And you know, these bars are stained This hard concrete needs sweeping And these bare walls just won't do... I'm tired of all the weeping With no pictures of you I'd like to see some fur A little, here and there.. Cause when...
    Atlantic59 Atlantic59
    56-60, M
    Mar 11

    In 2008, the right of my "pursuit of happiness"

    was trampled upon. I had done nothing wrong, but an illusion had already been spun. They were the victors, I became their unsuspecting victim. Caught up in a web of deceit, others willingly aided their goals; scraping in more dough. What can steal your appearance, making you...
    Boshie Boshie
    66-70, F
    Apr 19

    Where would I be If I hadn't fallen

    for you? Where would I be If you hadn't given me a push? A push, to shoot for something, To shine brightly. Where would I be If you hadn't given me a chance? Where would I be If I hadn't heard that song? Your humor, Your light, helpful advice. You are the hand That guided me...
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 24

    You Can't Outgrow Me Blonde Hair

    and blue eyes Daddy's little pearl Where the heck has she gone And who's this teenage girl Things have changed so rapidly Since you were my Nonny Bear Now your thoughts have turned to boys Your make-up and your hair Once I held you in my arms Like a treasure I had...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa
    56-60, M
    Mar 11

    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
    8 Responses Jul 10, 2013
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 7

    I boiled a bath then dropped dirt from my hand

    and watched the water swirl colors of rust. My body dipped low near an amber-lit glow that washed over the layering dust. My skin soaked in steam and the burn brought a dream the one with my favorite sound. Where the wind howled my name and in it’s own gentle way pushed my...
    Myplethora Myplethora
    22-25, F
    Feb 23

    LIP GLOSS She’s making up

    for lost time. You watch her flit between the mirrors and the boys, slurring drunken kisses between the lines, she was prettier before, you surmise. Now she laughs easy, but it isn’t real, you remember the tire-tracks and the shrill of nightingales and the rain. She’s...
    roadkillkitten roadkillkitten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    I'm counting each breath I learn how to take.

    It seems like they freeze right in front of my face. Harden there like a mask to constrict my flow Form into a shell of me until we are standing toe to toe. My efforts, my words which have come to define me Standing here in front, now surely looking to confine me. Shes such a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 20

    Come to me while I am not awake sit by my side

    to check my breath rest your head upon my breasts close your eyes, heart in ache... Let me feel you´re there by me softly hold my hands and so my dream would be one of loving bodies, hearts and souls...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 4

    THE WAY she got lost,

    the path is blocked. fog fills the air, she is nowhere. still on her way, just not today. F.O. 2/23/16
    fairone fairone
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 23

    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

    Trying and dying to hold up a cracking paradigm.

    Tension in the air, neurotoxins spreading faire. Madness and despair, so serious, all the political hair. Everyone is rare, life will go on beyond this economic scare. Sharing the creations of caring. Daring to bare the love that's inherently there.
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13
    31-35, M
    Mar 4

    I lived for her words.

    .. Til her words said "Goodbye" I know what I heard And, of course, I know why So I have to suffer That's just the way And to not 'have her' In the end, is okay It's this interim period I'm having trouble with Trying to get serious And, not slitting my wrists
    Atlantic59 Atlantic59
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 12

    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

    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
    6 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    Not the Bambi You Remember (WARNING - Adult

    Content) Gather round the campfire, lads And listen to my tale. About a dear named Bambi Who went down a crooked trail. Now Bambi was a sweet young thing Who deerly loved her mother. If she had lived the tale I tell Would end like all the others. But mother died in...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa
    56-60, M
    Mar 11

    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, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2013
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    Apr 14

    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

    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...
    1PrettyLittlePsycho1 1PrettyLittlePsycho1
    16-17, F
    Jan 16, 2013

    Not very good at it but I'm learning how to

    write better poetry from two professional poets: Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, "The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry," New York: Norton, 1997. ISBN 0393316548.
    bookishlutheran bookishlutheran
    56-60, M
    Feb 26
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