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I Love Edgar Allen Poe

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    A Dream Within A Dream

    Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is...
    unwantedlies unwantedlies 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Poe's Most Profound Writing (imo)

    WHATEVER doubt may still envelop the rationale of mesmerism, its startling facts are now almost universally admitted. Of these latter, those who doubt, are your mere doubters by profession — an unprofitable and disreputable tribe. There can be no more absolute waste of time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 26, 2012

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    Lenore And The Conqueror Worm

    The first horror story that I ever read was The House of Usher. I had to read it for 8th grade English. I fell in love with the works of Poe that afternoon. We were given the weekend to read it but I found it so fascinating that I spent that Friday evening reading the entire...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Mar 19, 2013

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    Deep into that darkness peering,

    long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe
    Luvmylexus Luvmylexus 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Edgar Allen Poe has been a big influence on my

    writing. One of the first horror writers I got introduced to when I was young. His brilliance as a writer both in the short story format and poems cannot be over emphasized. Here is my list of his five greatest horror stories: 1. Cask of Amontillado 2. The Tell Tale heart...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    My Favorite Author

    EAP has always been my favorite author. Did a couple of research papers over his short stories in high school and in college. He is the quintessential tragic genious. The fact that he couldn't cope with life is due to the very symptoms that allow his work to bleed genius. The...
    kwestion999 kwestion999 51-55, M Nov 6, 2012

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    The Raven

    Edgar Allan Poe The Raven [First published in 1845] Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    The tell tale heart is exceptional.
    fleabagmonkeyface fleabagmonkeyface 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    This is a short poem about my 6 year struggle against depression, I might still be fighting but I am hopefully done with beating myself up over it. I hope you guys enjoy. Down...
    roguelustxxx roguelustxxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Call it what he will...dark, lousy, sappy, mediocre, political, etc...I call it bright, inspiring, beautiful, brilliant, etc..... ....L❤️VE his writing...YES I DO!! John...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    She had stars behind each eyelid,And a galaxy in her soul,That drew people to her endless heart,Like the pull of a black hole,She was made of earth and fire,Of wishes cast on...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Do so many people actually write poetry, looking at their experiences? It's kind of hard to believe, man.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My Black AngelMy black angelHeals my deepest woundsMy black angelFuels my rageMy black angelTrapped in her cageMy black angelHides me from the lightMy black angelSeduces me in the...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sapphire eyesAnd there you wereAll alongMy greatest loveA love I once knewrekindledMy heart openedand you stood at the gateOur special connectionintimate moments sharedsongs of...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    THE GENIUS OF LIFE the ocean inside me has dried for so long I've tried to hold on to fall out of love from you before every of it is gone tell me what is left what hope have i...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I know she's out there, dreaming of me, as i dream of her. Awake, or asleep, I can see the life that awaits, one day, not so far away. Fields of green as far as the eye...
    IntoTheHorizon95 IntoTheHorizon95 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Cupid's Battle The blooming mist, moist and black Hugs our wrists, like an iron tack. Our eyes lock onto each others' Like two rays intertwining In the surroundings of unknown...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    A Tale of Windswept Mysteries Thrusting myself upon the unknown Tearing away straws of plants full-grown The nature's beryl stands tall with a charming little sapphire Crumbling...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I'm sorry if you think this is horrible. I don't think this is the best I've written myself. Strangled by a Curse Cries shatter the eerie silence Lonesome tombs, at rest but...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Broken Promises Yesterday I came by to see, How you were and how you've been, I spoke to you of my Plan B, And the world ahead that I now see, For without you I could not live...
    SapioT SapioT 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Walk The Line The day will come where I'll walk the line, And on that day you'll be on my mind, In walls of hell I'll be in harmony, With no debt to carry my soul at peace, The...
    SapioT SapioT 41-45, M Apr 4

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    Ambition Of A Dreamer As I walk the path that is my life, I battle the pain and face the strife, I live with the hope that I'll become, A true man to be loved by someone, I've...
    SapioT SapioT 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    ``THE STORYTELLER'S CRY`` I'll start down with your pretty face chase it to the darkest space i'll listen to your silent fear coming near you like the morning veils I'll slumber in...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M Apr 6

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    THE STRUGGLE IN ME I've got eyes to see but no vision in me I've got keys in my hands, but i'm no longer free I've been lied to my face and laughed at my back, taunted by my...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I love your eyes when you had first look at me I love your lips movement when you were whispering about me *-* ^_^
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    The September Break Up Clouds, dull grey ones Damp and fairly drab Like deep shadows above The heads of the crowds Of people passing by Told or else hinted at The coming...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dreams, they weave patterns in the breeze Seeping through your hair, They wash away the grease. Purifying the small blue river within It flows on and on, who cares about the sin...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    "Tell me you feel it? That longing to not just exist, but to live and to live beautifully?"
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Lessons Never Learnt Relentlessly I stab Counting the wounds on a tab The red smudges my book Indicating the lives I took. Her glassy eyes gazing at stars Once dreaming of Mars...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F Mar 19

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    This goes out to all the outcasts of the teen society. I know we deem ourselves as uncool, ugly, nerds/etc and kill ourselves everyday for it, but even people like us can rise from...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Phenomenal Heart-Thieves Cobblestones, colorful, decorate paths Like tiny, petite mosaics in swaths They lead to something dreadfully fathomable What it is and what it wants are...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    It Was(n't) Meant To Be Glittering blue tears stain my hand Your eyes, dark green, embrace the land. The earth below is about to get filled With your worthless remains, cold and...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    -- MY EMOTIONAL SUICIDE -- the eyes open wide no tears, cause the oceans have dried. No, not me, i had tried to hold on, i had cried to let go, to take side with happiness, with...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M Mar 20

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    And I absolutely suck at coming up with titles. Harsh Breezes As my hands stroke your soft fluffy coat Eyes raping the pure white goat I wonder if such wondrous elegance persists...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    When spring has sprung And chores be done Thoughts turn to maids Oft decked in braids And how they look Like a good book Between the covers
    Cjray57 Cjray57 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Today I am a glowing angel with bloody hands. today I'm an angry hermit forced into the midst of a crowd. My jaw is tight. My face burns. My ears ring. Today I can breathe fire...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 10 Responses Mar 22

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    The Devil's Embrace As shooting stars fly by tonight Filled with wishes, full of light There always comes a darkness blue Red of stake, green of hue. Memories and plights to...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Pearls and emeralds sparkle and dance To the beam of the tragic moonlight trance Bitter but sweet, tried but simple The story has to end, to make all nimble. The craft designed by...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Death is like a deer Whispering dreams and wishes Into a man's right ear. Stealthily but steadily It creeps away with his heart's lily. Gullible travelers fall at its feet Its...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Entered this one for a contest. I hope I can get a Honorable Mention at the least. Lonesome Cries and Deafening Shatters Angels dressed in pure white petals Fly me lightly in...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Okay, this is something that's way out of my genre and I feel really uncomfortable about it. I personally think it's bad, but I want to hear what your opinion is. It's about...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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