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    Self contemplating suicide I'm not

    that fragile little boy anymore I grew up to become a man, but I look in the mirror and see the reflection of my former self and tell myself I need to work up a new game plan. The old one didn't work so well and this rope around my neck feels so comfortable on my skin I won't...
    immyn123 immyn123 18-21, M Aug 17

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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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    On this day I reflect.

    On this poignant day I reflectYou put us here to tend your gardenTo make milk and honeyBut we wallow in the mudWe turn the fields red with BloodOn that day the world changedFive score years we have still not learntWhy are we still fighting?You put us here to tend your gardenTo...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    B E A U T I F U L ~ B O S O M S

    WHAT IS A NICE GIRL TO DO We know all men adore them Primeval urge to kiss - explore them We do our best with an ample chest Conceal them and reveal them Perhaps a BRA is a bridge too far ? As a girl I think they're great They hold they lift and separate. Women's lib - said burn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    The Ultimate Gift

    My stepson arrived whilst we were away, Oblivious was I on the 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 13 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    The stars they dance,

    they spin, they twirl in glorious celestial song. But what can we, upon this Earth, do to right that which is wrong? We must hold the Light, the Truth, the Love, that we need now here to heal, to create life as its meant to be, for all of us to feel. By holding hope and...
    prism9 prism9 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 9 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Massachusettsy Song I feel the fishing fleet

    come in all afternoon And feel the want of going out with them again come morn keeps me up and in the wharf-side bar all night Swilling this grog don’t get me on a boat Brawling with the pool cues don’t get me on a boat The shares they stink The fools sometimes fall off...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 Jul 27

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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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    The garden of thought.

    Gentle breeze stirs mists of timePeeling away the murky greySeeds blown in silent flightParatroop through airDrifting onto fertile groundNever forgettingIn the garden of thoughtTendrils spread growing strongRoots entwine, closer closerThoughts provokedConnections deepReaching up...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 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...
    BaileyJean14 BaileyJean14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    Why? Why i'm so depressed?

    Ive never asked for it. Why i'm so alone? I never wanted to be this fat and ugly. Why i'm such a failure? I don't know. Why?
    IzzyIrwin IzzyIrwin 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    'The Passenger' The taxi driver stopped

    outside the house on Roseneath He waited patiently A quiet lady entered the cab He couldn't see her clearly she seemed different somehow Good evening the driver said Good evening the reply The driver was tired but persevered to converse Did you have a nice evening he asked the...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    In science one tries to tell people,

    in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But, in poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Franz Kafka
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Aug 8

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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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    "the night's rain" as crickets renew their

    song she came to me dreamlike a lone candle held back the night its thin light strong in her heart as she brushed her flowing hair and looked with distant eyes to unseen horizon to unseen memories taste on the soul the cost to any but the mad is too much but she endured she has...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jul 27

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    Bitter Grief: One tear leads to two streaming

    slowly down my face. More tears have joined, and it's not long before I am crying quietly. Curled up on my side as if to protect myself from the pain. But it doesn't work...It never does... My heart aches and beats simultaneously; a mix of pain & necessity with every hurried...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I gave my heart, mind,

    laughter Feeling you were true Talking, sharing, just being there for one another..two souls hurting longing, having been broken in tornadoes of life; dark shadows that veiled us both But I wanted to stop your storm To ease your mind, your pain, with golden caresses of...
    joydream joydream 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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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    ive always liked writing.

    its just its like i know what i want to say but its finding the words to say them that i have a problem anymore. when i was a teenager i use to be able to just put the pen to paper and it just flowed. i think it could also be that maybe im to hard on myself. i want it to sound...
    000SadisticBitch000 000SadisticBitch000 31-35, F Aug 16

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    As the sun sets on the sea,

    A cool breeze is in the air. Lost in thoughts of you & me, Just wishing I was there. You've been gone for a year, My soul aches for you every day. Never holding you again is my fear, And for your touch is what I pray. I know you are gone forever, That we can never be again. We...
    Skinsation Skinsation 46-50 Aug 12

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    Opening like the petals of a roseMy heart did I

    let you exposeAlways waiting to hold your handA wilting rose in desert sandTears that flow a heart beat missedOnly love can hurt like this.   
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Trapped in a life, Without you by my side,

    If I could i would tell you, Just how much I love you, But I would be wasting my time, I am trapped in a life, Will never have you by my side. X
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4

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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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    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 23 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jan 7, 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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    "There is no I in famly" I want what i lost

    back when i was younger, sitting down with my family eating a well prepared dinner. ridden with dysfunction and utter disappointment, had to grow up way too fast plagued by regression. Alone and independent walking these endless streets at midnight, not even my own flesh and...
    Thedragonfly Thedragonfly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    As the sun sets, Our dreams of today fade,

    We dream of a sunset, as perfect as us right now
    foreverandalwaysgoodbye foreverandalwaysgoodbye 13-15, F Aug 23

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    I did nothing wrong, To hurt you with my tongue,

    For the words I have sung, Surely they shouldn't have stung. To be honest, I loved you till the end, But now we are just friends. It ended so abruptly when your soft lips departed and spoke, And in the end I couldn't manage a croak, My life is bad but it was livable with you...
    emoHeartsDieWithMe emoHeartsDieWithMe 13-15, M 1 Response May 1

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    Note to self never become friends with yourself

    someone like you it's a scary thought never thought through emotions make us weak actions make us new .spectating from a distance at ourself could it ever be true. Someone like you like me so honest almost seen as a brute with words that speak trouble every time you spew...
    OpennBoxx OpennBoxx 26-30, M Aug 13

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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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    I sufficate you like a fire without oxygen,

    Yet I am as gentle as a mother is toward her baby. And when your body goes limp I will feel guilt. For you have done the same to me with your words. You slowly suffocated me till I was out of breath and barely had enough fight in me. But I got up and gave you the same...
    emoHeartsDieWithMe emoHeartsDieWithMe 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I Remember You: Laura,

    That was her name. A name that invokes memories of sweet laughter, a sweet countenance, a sweet smile... Why, one encounter with her would revise one's boundaries on sweet overindulgence. But it was her voice that drew me in. Plus her tendency to grab my hand in excitement...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 27

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    Who set the standard

    for everybody to live by? How far along in life would you be if you did try? Who's tryna help these ghetto neighborhoods where kids die? This world has turned into a mother ******' pigsty I look outside and it disgusts me, It bugs me, it's ugly I trust no other ******* human...
    MrCouture MrCouture 22-25, M 3 Responses May 21

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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 7 Responses Jan 22, 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...
    Thedragonfly Thedragonfly 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    UnicornThe radiant beauty

    so magical and pureThe light that shines from tip of hornYet for beauty you sufferHaving to hide in shadowsAway from those who steal the pureScared to show yourself for who you are.I watch this sacred diamondHer beauty so rareA heart so pureSo full of careA glimpse in gladeYou...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Do you ever feel it? That gut retching feeling.

    The feeling you get every once in awhile. It sometimes hurts so bad you want to scream or cry. Do you ever feel it? The feeling of despair. Agony, grief, anger? Then it hits you harder than anything before. Guilt is it's name. Guilt from what? Then it flows back into to. What...
    Neixkolai Neixkolai 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 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 10 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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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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    Coffee by Alex Is coffee bad

    for you? Probably, but I really don't care
    ItsAlexYay ItsAlexYay 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 18

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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 31-35, F 7 Responses May 25

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    First Is Chance, Second By Choice: It's

    strange to think that my life has culminated to this one point, This one moment. I don't know what drove me to bring her closer, Or when my arms wrapped around her waist, Or why I stare at her so. It happened. It is happening. And it feels so right. Her caramel eyes are...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 2

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    My Reality My reality,

    hemmed up in a place of my own doing, By societies unjust rules and judged by someone no better than me. Taking one day at a time in a place that is truly unkind Filled with dirty dregs and the criminal mind Your patience, wisdom and control are tested everyday By yard dogs...
    rompinrob rompinrob 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There’s a window in my head That only I can

    see It is the gate way to my fantasy There I am a hero, master and king I am capable of doing anything When I dwell there the world fades away Even my wife and kids cannot get a hold of me I get a parcel and bring it back to reality These are the poems that I write for everyone...
    melbourneonly melbourneonly 46-50, M a week ago

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