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    "Words are a pretext.

    It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words." -Rumi I so love this!!:)
    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    This was actually an assignment in a writing

    class. It was to write a story or poem from a child's point of view. There were others too. Write from the opposite genders point of view, animal point of view. And a few others. I had fun with this one. I hope you will too. ============================== OUCH MY KNEE I...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    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...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    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...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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    OK You parcel of rogues,

    how will you be celebrating Burns night? I trust that you won't have to wander too many a weary foot before you tuck in to your haggis and tatties. And being POETS day you have all day Saturday to recover if you indulge in a wee nip ....
    Richlieu Richlieu 61-65, M Jan 22

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    I don't know if I can call this a poem.

    It's been brewing inside me for sometime but I don't have a safe place to write. Someone might ask why I'm crying... I don't know if this is a finished work. Just thought I would share. PUZZLED HEART A child whose heart was chiseled away Piece by piece Cracked Broken Shattered...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    It's not your fault I thought you would love me

    beyond your words I thought you would love me with the strength of a storm I was totally wrong You are just a soft breeze You can't reach my soul You are playing with fire You can't burn my desire You are a little dreamer You don't worth my time.
    Intothestorm Intothestorm 31-35, F Feb 2

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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 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    you look at me like a dog every time I have

    something you want you never look at me that way any other time stalling and waiting, we're wasting f*cking time I do it every time I'm with you that's probably why time flys by. sighing, I can't stand to look at you right now. I want your attention don't talk to me I want...
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Fishing: Your old mans favorite past time.

    Your old mans old quiet lesson. Let the smaller ones go, they still have a life to grow. Sometimes you'll drag up branches from the bottom, and sometimes you'll lose a good one. And sometimes while you're reeling in your line, you'll realize you're trying to catch yourself.
    Syd96 Syd96 18-21, F Jan 19

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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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    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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    Love is a mystery to me I am unable to

    define It touches me softly, I almost miss its grace, I am not sure if it is love or just love disguised as hate I've thought i've known love but this I am not sure, for my heart beats with passion but not with passion pure Love seems to be in my reach, it slides through my...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F Jan 21

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    Everything is always just out of my

    reach Beauty, love, all the things that I need I'm lacking, I'm lacking, I never succeed I'm forever in need, always in want And all I can do is sit and watch As you give away those things I need To everyone but never me How easily they fly from your arms To those who I see...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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 11 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Cold inside cold hearts stretch deserts of

    hot and hurtful sand that grow nothin' but empty promise rise'n in the scorch'n, choke'n air. inside cold minds, whole cloth lies stink putrid with false promise that cracks young will. inside cold hands, promise forsaken stings wide eyes and galls thin flesh.
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Just for fun, but we've all heard this from

    someone, sometime. The Secret You won't believe what I just heard. I promised I wouldn't say a word. But you're my friend, so you I'll tell. I know you'll keep it to yourself. Come, I'll whisper in your ear; I don't wouldn't want someone else to hear. Now what I've told...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F Jan 18

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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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    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    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...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2015

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    Brown eyes, nice lips thick thighs,

    thick hips Light scars glimmer on these wrists You see my scars when I turn and I twist Right in plain sight but nobody sees, right in plain sight take a good look at me Long dark hair, caramel skin Beauty outside and hatred within Sin in my blood and blood on my hands There's...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F Jan 21

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    John Tan 2 By: Cierra Leonard Written: March 1st

    and 4th, 2015 Dearest John I miss you terribly As I write this I have no way of knowing If you will ever get to read it As I write this It is over a month since we talked I did complete your present before your birthday This is in addition I can only image what you must...
    SugarMapleWings SugarMapleWings 18-21, F Jan 20

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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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    Be numb, don't feel anything Be closed,

    don't let anyone in Be nothing, don't let anyone see you Don't let them see you, don't get too close, the closer you get the harder the blows Silly girl, silly girl, you should've known, the truth doesn't just hurt it kills the soul Be what they want you to be, stay in your...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Overtime We found each other late in life's

    game, so we'll play extra innings, and make some overtime plays. I am so happy we finally got drafted on the same team. I'll deffently induct you into my heart's hall of fame. Call the scouts back, no new talent left to aquire. You are love's MVP. I present to you now my heart...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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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    Push Push me off the cliff already,

    Let me fall and disappear, Let me become non-existent anymore, Push me off I beg you, My hands are burning me from holding onto this rope, I’m holding on, thinking you are still holding onto the other end, I’m wrong, I’m foolish, I’m stupid, reckless for letting my heart...
    Starz93 Starz93 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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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, 2015

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

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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, 2015

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    Rollercoaster - A Slam Poem Midsummer

    afternoon, feet aching, sweat beading down your forehead and a smelly man in front of you, you've been standing in the same spot for oh about an hour and you're pretty sure that bird near the trash can is a animatronic, in some strange miracle the line takes one step forward...
    LiliaPulchra LiliaPulchra 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    It's a quarter of twoI'm awake

    and thinking of you,Wishing for wishes,Wishes to come trueIt's a quarter of threeI'm awake and dreaming of you,Thinking of things,Diamonds, rings n blingIt's a quarter of fourI'm awake and waiting for you,Counting the minutes,For moments too short.It's a quarter of five,I'm...
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust 70+ 1 hr ago

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    “You really must read,

    ” my tutor has said, But ‘things’ always got in the way. “Pick up that book,” his voice would command, “You must read a chapter a day!” I put a book on the side, right next to my bed. And for a week, I only gave it a glance. Even the book then began to demand...
    pennynoodles pennynoodles 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Precise and sharp words Cut deeply with your

    eyes Love is meant to be free
    SecretTurtle SecretTurtle 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Last Resort Imagination heart on a road of

    ramparts. I'm a silent giant defeating the tyrant. The villain in me making it's plea. Willing and and dealing to keep me weak. Telling me what it's going to be when it never ends up being reality. I'm on the train and the strain is on me. Spring will bring my weary soul to life...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M Jan 19

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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 11 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    The sun has set, he has gone down from the sky,

    bleeding the colors of yellow, red, deep shades of orange fading to dark purples, fading yet still to darkest of skies. He takes his slumber for the night, turning his reign over to his queen of the sky, with her soft moon light. With her she brings the soft twinkling of the...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 6

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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 11 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    Written one afternoon

    when my angry daughter, once again told me that I was dead to her. Things got better after a while, but she periodically decides I'm dead to her. One Of Those Days It's one of those dreary days when it would be so easy to quit. Just give up and not be bothered with the...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    What You See What do you see,

    when you look at me? What do you see, when you think of me? What do you dream, when you dream of me? Do you see, the frightened little girl, that hides inside? Do you see, the woman afraid to be free? Do you see, me holding together a tattered heart? I often wondered, and...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Live All The Way I remember

    when spring brought flowers and sweet sounds to my ears The days when we were exploring life and finding out about each other Good days filled with working and building and nights filled with passion Being so tired at the days end but never too tired to make love to you Years...
    WarriorPoett WarriorPoett 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 18

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