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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 15 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    There are two kinds of silence,

    two empty places. The one of the things once there, and now gone. Your smile. The one of what never was. Your love.
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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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 6 Responses May 25

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    I never used to like poetry

    but when my mentor sat me down about how I can experience new things to find my true talent, I gave in. So I stumbled across the first poem I ever wrote. Not good so dont judge lol and now I write very good poems that as people we can connect to. I frame all of them. Its a free...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    My people has truly lost their souls Trading

    for riches more silver & gold Pretending instead of truly living Acting ignorant is truly trending Nobody dropping knowledge anymore Dropping dumb rhymes is the new score Disrespect is the new concept Respect gets no love but it gets ejected Out of people's mouth like vomit...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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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 2 Responses May 21

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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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    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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    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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    I see the moon in the morning There's a dark

    day ahead I'll never ask for your pity Just a blanket for this bed that I've made for myself Taught to work for what I want and never ask for any help
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M Nov 30

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    all my poetry is about people i fall in love

    with and things ive never done
    macdemarco macdemarco 16-17, F Nov 17

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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 13 hrs ago

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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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    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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    So many times I have tried & So many times I

    have cried, Now I lay here as if I died Not knowing if I should live my life, I have denied Your hand and I have closed Your eyes, But You don't give up You stay by my side, My Lord my God, You are my guide You hold my hand And raise me high, You light my way You save my life...
    LarryLawrence13 LarryLawrence13 13-15, M Nov 28

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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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    White sweater, big hands Tall,

    smelling clean You sit across the room And watch people With lives busier than ours Stroll quickly past the window We, we were brought by the universe To co-exist in the same minuscule classroom for a minuscule amount of time It's incredible to think In a universe as...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F Nov 19

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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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    Wealthy Man The wealth in man,

    found not in things. The health of man, and what he brings. All too soon discovered himself and his control of the world, in abject shame he covered himself and joined his soul with the girl. One man born without our sin holding belief in His hands some stand waiting to begin...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M Dec 8

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    I wrote this one many years ago: Silent

    Victor Sunlight and laughter spill down the halls, bouncing off walls; the ancient call casts a warm, softly luminescent glow across the weathered and peeling paint. Down by the lake, swirling through reeds and rushes trapped in an absence of light, darkness sweeps towards the...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M Nov 26

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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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    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'm reaching for you God with everything

    that is within me Knowing so well my weakness yet I strive to be the best I can be To be your servant is my one and only hearts desire It Burdens my soul each day It burns within me like a flaming Fire I'll go i'll do whatever you say. My soul crieth out to go into the deep...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    - 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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    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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