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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sleepwalkers want dead cops.

    But what's funny is that it's not the cops who's behind the glock. Whole think is a smoke screen. So the government can go & do their own thing. The puppet master is the one pulling all the strings. Sleepwalker are so blind that they march & sing. Mind control is the one drug...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Write poetry has helped me process a lot of my

    feelings that I tend to suppress, especially since I'm more of an introvert. One of my favorite poems I wrote so far about a guy I liked, but waited too long to tell: I was always that kid in class who knew the answer but never spoke Even in my certainty I was fearful of...
    cburton815 cburton815 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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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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    - 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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    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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    Jimi Hendrix I'm trippin'

    and I'm scared, so scared, I ate the mushrooms, I dared, And now panic has gotten hold of me, When out of the radio waves magically, The voice of a man who stands, And it's Jimi who says, "Where are you going with that gun in your hand?" And I feel his peace wash over me, As I...
    marion75 marion75 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    howling at dogs the dogs were

    once again barking. as they bark i mimic their callings for is there not some camaraderie between we and them? i matched their cadence as best i could. one bark for one, 3 for 3. 2 for 2. a bark that ascended into one and descended into another. a mournful bark, matched same...
    martysmax martysmax 61-65, F a week ago

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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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    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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    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 Dec 18

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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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    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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    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 just want to share this poem made by someone

    who cheer me up during my heartbreak. Thank you Lew :) When a day I hear your voice I have some special feeling Let me always think I don 't want to forget you I remember that day you are always on my mind Even so said just can think about you If a day in the future This love...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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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    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.
    CaptainMarvelous CaptainMarvelous 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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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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    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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    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 write poetry because it helps me deal with

    stress in my life. It is a way to collect my thoughts and put them into a structure that I can then come to better understand . It is my hope that in time , I can become a better person . By first coming to understand myself.
    whatdoyousee whatdoyousee 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    "Wake up from your sleep,

    there only dreams." Please do not give up on me, I still think of you daily. Longing for your motherly hold, something that was lost a long time ago. One day i pray that you change your ways, Put yourself first and step up to the plate. But i cannot reach out to you just yet...
    Thedragonfly Thedragonfly 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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 Dec 17

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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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    I don't know who I am now I lost myself

    somewhere in the dark There is no light, no shining star I'm lost somewhere deep in hell I never wanted my dreams to be the truth Sometimes I wonder if this is all because of you I don't know where I'm going or who I am I'm just waiting for a dead end Will these sick...
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 15

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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 Dec 17

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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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    You think you know me.

    .. what who me? the thought of you is tempting but it is hard to miss this wait,get this I'll promise I'll never regret this -JMGEARTHTHINKER thought
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    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 Dec 19

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    Potential (An alliterative poem based on a life

    that could have been more.) My Lord! My life of unlived potential.. This double-edged sword. My word, born strong as any angel and as yet unheard. Discord, in a song sung so well it is almost absurd. An alliteration alive, but listless, left lusterless and alone. Lovelorn and...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M Dec 12

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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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    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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    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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    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"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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    Like Romeo & Juliet It only took a few days to

    comprehend That it was love that grew within our chest. A sweet torture That takes away every breath from my lungs And leaves me whole inside your arms. My safe heaven My sweetest sea, My loveliest cloud To you I am bound. My brightest Sun My smoothest Moon I finally Found...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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