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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 9 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Soft hearts Many hearts beat softly,

    and they can tell. The wolves of the world share that detail. One by one they track us down, to feed on hearts little by little they try to drain who and what we are. Soft hearts search the world for a kindred soul, spreading love and compassion where they roam. Taken...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 7

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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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    You Are Magic Did you know

    that when I look at you I see your heart, it’s in your eyes That bright and caring courage that drew me in to you in the first place Like a tiny star you shine for me blazing so bright I can see nothing else You dance in my memory spinning and shedding sparks of loving light...
    WarriorPoett WarriorPoett 61-65, M Jan 18

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    You never meant anything to me I just needed

    something to kill some time I know you're compelled to see me To figure me out, to ***** me down But I won't let you, I can't You tell me that you die every single day Because you know you're so close to finding what you need So close that it become overwhelming You need it...
    SecretTurtle SecretTurtle 36-40, M Jan 18

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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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Knightly Routine There are lots of ogres

    and orcs And dragons breathing fire I saw skeletons and demons And the ugliest old vampire There are monster and banshees And rats with big teeth There are zombies and dead guys With my funeral wreath I know that I heard harpies And maybe a grizzly bear Don't give me...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    betsysmiles betsysmiles 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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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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    He wanted the best of

    both worlds, but I'm a god damn galaxy. Together we could have been a universe. Instead he chose a star that'll burn so bright it destroys itself leaving him with no light. And while he fumbles in the darkness he'll see the twinkles of the constellations i left behind.
    Syd96 Syd96 18-21, F Jan 18

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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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    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F Jan 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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