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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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    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...
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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
    YadaYadaBing YadaYadaBing 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Tomorrow Never Comes If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew it would...
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    GODDESS OF THE MOON Her love is like the Moon. Shinning brightly down on the surface of my soul. Glowing beautifully in the sky of my heart. Moving smoothly across the...
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    Another old poem. Seems to be relevant right about now. LOOK WHAT YOU DO TO ME Three in the morning, An' I haven't slept a wink. Look what you do to me. All I can do is lay here...
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    This is a recent poem, 2006. STATUS “UNKNOWN” Shuffled like bureaucratic paperwork From desk to desk Status "UKNOWN" Second hand clothes Second hand love Second hand child...
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    Your heart’s poetry Was written on your lips Waiting for a compliment
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    Torn between love and perception I hope this is something I'm living Not just another deception But she sets my heart on fire And every time I try to breathe My heartbeat rises...
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    Storm Dark spaces inside my head Take over my mind when you Go on your tirades You yell and scream You accuse me of breaking Promises to change. You act as if I'm a monster...
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    Beauty is of little Consequence Who am I to say that love is not right but wrong? That love judges its appearance by what it reflects Questions speaks in no regard of this...
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    Such a pure soul Yet an undesirable creature Sought out by the pestilent shadow Only wanting to the most qualified, The nïave soul turned a blind eye Feeling incomplete, She...
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    I love this poem, its just perfect. Just what I feel love is.. Sonnets XVII BY PABLO NERUDA I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    2 am is for the poets who can't sleep because their minds are alive with words for someone who is not there. For the alcoholics drinking themselves into amnesia to forget someone...
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    "Oh,long ago... There was a dead rat caught in a chinese trap... And all I had to show... Were the ashes of a life that had no chance, It wasn't right! But all I could do... Was...
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    Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing with us.)Steve Lawrence (born July 8, 1935) is an American singerand actor...
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    i was not a drinker infect to do justice to my older self i never even dared to think that it can be a choice for me made by my own self......what it means to loosen up and what it...
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    I love Burns and Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Newhart shows. What classic TV shows do you like?
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    I used to write sooo much poetry.. now I barely do. I know that I can write when I'm sad about ****.. and I basically am when I'm alone. but I think I mainly fear that someone will...
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    Just like the dawn, your eyes now begin to wonder they yearn for light, but you can never give them what they want. Just like the dawn, you slowly with darkness along, wake up. -A...
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    I came across this very timely poem just now. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something..... As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are...
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    I feel like this poem was written just for me; The Right Track Lord I know you're near to me I know there's nothing You can't see Help me to be all that You want me to be Touch...
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    She must kill him in order to live, but she refuses. She can not find it in her heart to harm him. She tosses the knife to the water and then, she throws herself into the waves...
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    I'm thinking of leaving EP. Don't know what it is but there's something a little "off". You're welcome to say its me lol. I started out being straightforward and honest but my gut...
    mustlovedogs101 mustlovedogs101 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Trapped along the same routine A sigh released, internal scream. Round and round without a sound, We go with no direction found; As hands on faces reading time They blare aloud...
    IAmWhoIAmWhoAmI IAmWhoIAmWhoAmI 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Dark, on vended knees. Nothingness surrounds My deep, scarred soul. Silence from afar To the trickle sounds Of despair... Lightly puddled beneath My bottom bare. Beg...
    for3v3r7 for3v3r7 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Check the scene Looking for something more than supreme More challenging beyond my wildest dreams Something warm something cozy Something that'll make my days better even a...
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    Another poem from my youth. DENIAL OF LOVE Cupid's bow twangs, Broken arrows, On my heart. Lovely little sparrows, Ripped apart. I am dying. But have no fear. I am crying. But...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    COLD I AM Sometimes I feel, Inside, So torn apart. There's no place to hide, When you have no heart. Shows on the outside, When love is torn to shreds, From the start. Cold I...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    For the mere line, "But we loved with a love that was more than love" Annabel Lee BY EDGAR ALLAN POE It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden...
    sleep2dream sleep2dream 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    So basically not long ago I found out the man whos been raising me all my life might not be my biological father. Really broken me in two. Ever since our relationship hasn't been...
    XxForeverBlueXx XxForeverBlueXx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    True Love It feels great That you know how i feel Even though you don't feel the same You'll always be my girl My heart skipped a beat When i saw her in the street Hadn't seen her...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Aug 17

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    I love Nizar Qabbani’s poem, I used to read it when I was at school, middle/high school - Problem is that I had to read it secretly because he writes such naughty poem and my...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    something about wishing all your poems ended differently. imagining they read backwards, fitting broken glass back into windows. undrinking liquor till your liver starts to...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F Aug 15

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    Sometimes I am terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts. - Edgar Allan Poe
    annalea annalea 22-25, F Aug 13

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