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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...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    I grew up in a world of ice,

    a bland place without any spice. Where everything was white and pure, where everything was truthful and sure. You came from a land of fire, a place of lust and desire. Where everything was chaotic and selfish, where everything was hectic and hellish. However you did catch my...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F Mar 13

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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 19 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Anchor & Boat Nothing's helping anymore.

    I try to be & act happy. I just can't fake it anymore. I'm tired of this lying game. That I've been playing, Most of my life. I'm waiting for my oscar. I mean, I've played the part. I've been acting almost all the way from the start. I got really good at the ages of 13 & 14. But...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 5

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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 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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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 7 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    This is one of my worst

    because I was not thinking straight when making it but I still did so this is it and it has no name. I trusted you with a secret For a reason I can't understand you didn't keep it It hurt the way you tricked my heart and didn't care if it fell apart You were the friend to dry...
    YoungPup101 YoungPup101 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I find myself saying things in conversation

    that could be mistaken as poetry. For example, I was talking to someone, and I randomly typed this out of nowhere. "Have you ever looked in the eyes of someone you truly care about and wonder if you'll ever amount to your responsibilities as their partner? To feel the cool wind...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    It's times like these I'm glad I did change,

    murdered the old me in open range. Because of people like you who lie, I swear I did nothing but try. But it's time to grow up and switch things around, to move from the shore to the sound. I'm no longer afraid of your monster tales, I'm the demon king with lizard scales. And...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Sunday morning don't sleep too late It is your

    day..then why do you waste? get up..rise and shine ..you got a date :) someone is waiting ..at your gate.
    Perksplayhot Perksplayhot 31-35, F Mar 8

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    Poetry is taking an ache

    and making it sing
    SLdF SLdF 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I have conquered things betwixt the lies I have

    ventured forth beyond the heights Terrible wonders never cease amassing Crawling within the dead whose bodies are still trashing I have foreseen things that bring me strife I have consumed things that are of life Forgive me. And my need to be.
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M Mar 11

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    My leather wings have grown

    so large. Sharpened horns make me ready to charge. Though I've decided to let you leave. It doesn't mean I put my heart on my sleeve. Because I no longer care what you do. If I be me, then you be you. These wings though big do not weigh me down. I'm the new king, proudly...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    your winter clouds cant let the rain of love

    fall down and i guess i cant wait any more my heart become a desert rose while i was here waiting for you im moving away from this land where no rain and not even a drop of water.. the only rain which i can feel is my tears falling down for you..
    denez denez 22-25, F Feb 23

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    The darkness that I once loved is turning into

    something more. This evil manifests and I'm dying; oh my heart's so sore. I walked the line that borders light before I lurked in the abyss. I wish to be nothing more than a forgotten memory by family and friends
    CelestialThallium CelestialThallium 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was good for awhile,

    I really was.. But then I started thinking of everything we were. We used to be the best of friends. Now I feel like we were never close at all. Even in talking to you I know something's changed. I don't know what happened, I don't even think you do. I guess we just drifted...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 3

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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, 2014

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    Words. Words, what are they?

    Are they sweet like a kiss from a baby? Are they like swords used to slay? Are they honest like the change from rain to shine? Cold like a winters sky? Maybe, they are true, or just. But they could also be full of bad stuff. Words, what are they?
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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...
    TheBrokenSouls TheBrokenSouls 13-15, F Jan 16, 2013

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      She locks herself away in her room,

    So she can finally let her real self roam. Struggling to keep clean, Her demons, they scream. "Cut me, cut me" She can't seem to keep away from things, That are sharp. She struggles, she screams but she promises to keep clean. She feels so engulfed in the dark. "Look in the...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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.
    LastMinutePrince LastMinutePrince 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 17, 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 10 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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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

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    Today is another day done.

    .. Once again I gaze upon the setting sun. I must think again... what have I lost? what have I won?... Do I celebrate or lament the final kiss of the sun?... Today is another day done... Once again I gaze upon the setting sun. No doubt I felt some joy... Yet did I let myself...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 Feb 28

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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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    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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    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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    Sensual Thoughts I watched you walk through

    the bedroom door. Your body called to me. The candles lit in the darkness glowed, And showed your path to see. I loved to watch as you walked to me, As the shadow flickered on the wall. You gave a show as you undressed, And I would watch it all. The trail of clothes you left...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Title: Temptation I am: The song you can't

    Get out of your head The vibrating baseline Progressive build and breakdown I am the flicker of a shadow Running rampant in your mind The glimpse of a smile Slowly spreading across your face I am the whisper you hear Your eyes closed for a moment The tension in your body...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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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, 2014

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    Toes In The Sand Walking thru sand,

    Toes sinking down Sinking in deep, Leaving deep paw prints Of feet, bare, unshod feet Without sandals or shoes With grains on the soles As they walk thru the layers Of a stretch of damp sands Turned to powder like dust By the noon day sunlight With rays warming the flats Of...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Mar 5

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    As I think about life,

    I look at all I have done. I had wandered aimlessly, And wondered what I have become. I have been through so much, It is amazing I made it through. The lessons I have learned I am shocked I pulled through. The times I wondered What life was all about. The trials...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F Feb 25

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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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    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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    If I was your girlfriend,

    I would start my day With an exultant spirit, With the conviction That I'm placed In the sweetest realm ever, A realm of your affection. If I was girlfriend, I would comfortably slip through Life's daily challenges With the relief that there's someone Special to share in my...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Perfection Why are we

    so obsessed with perfection? We're all gonna be old in the end. Even if we don't die old, we'll still look tired & used. Everyone gets abused, in their own way. Yet some choose to stay. I find myself faced with this question everyday. Should I stay? If I choose to leave this...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 10

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    This choice, this decision,

    this split in the road, How can something so complex be told? I'll start with a memory stronger than a bomb, When my accomplice had suggested a date to the prom. "You'll go with my friend" is what this person said, And on to my anxiety this suggestion fed. For what if...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Mar 7

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    If or when you grow up,

    you'll learn the emptiness of your cup. So remember what it is I say, keep fighting till the very last day. Learn to lie cheat and steel, forgot what it was like to feel. For when I leave you to your own, it's possible you may not be grown. ” Read between the lines” he...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F Mar 16

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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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    What Would You Do: I'm finding it harder to

    hide in myself. Things I wouldn't say keep escaping my mouth. I'm afraid I'll slip & say it out loud. I'm not even sure if i have the strength to write it down. Scared of what they'll say, how they'll look at me. Should I tell someone else? Could they handle all that bounces...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I need help in finishing off this poem

    which is suppose to be depressing.? Homework due; I’m gonna fail just like dad , I’m bound for jail my life is pointless , gone without a trail ill just repeat the same mistakes and fail fail fail.
    nadajawa nadajawa 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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've hid so long, and been

    so nice. I guess it's time to take my own advice. To cut people loose, including you. To turn into the monster, the real me, I never knew. I've shed my skin, grown leather wings. Drank the blood of the daemon kings. Turned blind by my own greed and desire. Burned down those I...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    Sunlight on The Sands of Time As the pendulum

    moved back And the hands on the clock face Advanced towards the noon hour And ticked slowly, rhythmically to The top of the round clock face While sands seeped down an hour glass And the sands in the lower bulb Sank down to be heated by the sun As the sun reached the apex...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Mar 5

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