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    ~The Moment~ The moment when,

    after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half acre, square mile, island, country knowing at last how you got there, and say I own this, is the same moment when the trees unloose there soft arms from around you, the birds take...
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    The tender touch    Of your lips      

    Against mine          Is all that       I ever  Need toMake me relax
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    "Don’t Forget To Live" by Madisen Kuhn Time

    isn’t wasted at the end of the day When you’re in bed thinking about all the things You could’ve done, You could’ve said, All the empty boxes left on your to do list Time is wasted When you’re standing on a rock at the edge of a waterhole And decide to not jump...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    I AM AN ARTIST There's a hole in my

    heart darkness in my eyes soul, so true but life full of lies I hide under, covered in shame and say to myself I've got no one else to blame No one else to call I've just got me, myself for all I've got the sky with stars shining high, rivers flowing down. I feel like a clown...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I crave your mouth, your voice,

    your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day. I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands, the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 20

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    You asked if I could suggest a love poem.

    I though of this one. This is one of my favorites which means a lot to me. Shelley wrote beautifully with a heart which must have been full of passion. Enjoy. ~J Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

    Yes, I know this was a song, but the song lyrics read like a beautiful poem. So I decided to add it to this ep group. I found out that this song was written as a love poem/song in 1957 by a British singer named Ewan MacColl for his lover, Peggy Seeger. http://en.wikipedia.org...
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    The Invitation

    It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    SMALL PLACESThe wise woman says sometimesyou

    come to meas a bird.So I build you a bird house.Centuries agoyou taught me to sing you,with your throaty smudgeleaving the higher noted to melike sweet dark coffee and sweet creamwhere grit and the sublime collide.But in this life you are spirityou come to meas a birdso I build...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 9 Responses Feb 9

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    Unending Love

    I seemed to have loved you numberless times, in numberless forms... In life afer life, age after age, forvever. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear around your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age...
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    The Rose Have you ever loved a rose,

    and watched her slowly bloom; and as her petals would unfold, you grew drunk on her perfume. Have you ever seen her dance, her leaves all wet with dew; and quivered with a new romance - the wind, he loved her too. Have you ever longed for her, on nights...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F a week ago

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    The first words I want to say I tried many

    times to be nice and kind to many They allowed me to be apart of their lives Most of the times was only to take away my honor It’s my fault to be easily fooled For being so naive Thinking that they won’t hurt me or lie After many attempts My confidence vanished I lost my...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F Mar 19

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    chiterra chiterra 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Poetry, especially certain pieces,

    have taken up residence within my heart... but more than other, this poem holds a beautiful lasting significance... i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Why do I feel so censored here?

    I feel like I can't state my opinion/works even though this should be the place to do it. So, I'm asking you...would you like to read a very disturbing poem of mine?
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M Mar 23

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    This is my final post on EP

    before deletion. I came to EP 3 years ago to share poetry and I shall leave sharing poetry. Enjoy this one by Robert Frost. Farewell. :) ~ thatguy1970 NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Robert Frost Nature's first green is gold Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses May 9, 2014

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    It's Funny How "friends" Can Just Leave You When You Are Down

      it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry it's funny how forever never seems to last it's funny how much you'd lose if you forgot about your past it's funny how “friends” can just...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 9 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    You hated your eye colour,

    Called it a dull and dirty brwon, Wished for the deep blue of an ocean, Where admirers hearts would drown, And it pained me when I realised, You'd never see it like I do, The way your eyes hint at a story, That I want to read right throuh, They hold specks of stolen sunlight...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I Am Not Yours I am not yours,

    not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be Lost as a light is lost in light. Oh plunge me deep in love—put out My...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I Feel So Alone

    Loneliness is what i feel I feel so alone I feel so isolated The emptyness in my heart Can not be feeled by any soul I am surounded by people but yet i feel so alone I am in a room so small and so dark Fear takes over me, i scream but no one hears me This room so small and tiny...
    Tee1990 Tee1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    WEST WIND ~ Mary Oliver You are young.

    So you know everything. You leap into the boat and begin rowing. But listen to me. Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul. Listen to me. Lift the oars from the water, let your arms rest, and your heart, and heart’s little...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Jabberwocky BY LEWIS CARROLL ’Twas brillig,

    and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch...
    kittykat419 kittykat419 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I Want To See You...

    “I want to see you.Know your voice.Recognize you when youfirst come 'round the corner.Sense your scent when I come into a room you've just left.Know the lift of your heel,the glide of your foot.Become familiar with the way you purse your lipsthen let them part, just the...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    A Moment: A moment short,

    yet so long Emotions running strong Love given, but not taken Face a mask, yet heart breakin
    elias617 elias617 16-17, M Mar 21

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    Touch my soul with your hands; Touch my body

    with your heart. Don't ever hesitate to touch my mind with your wisdom; for all my strength lies in your hands reaching for our happiness, we give to us for both us.
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    This is one of Tyler Knott Gregson's poems.

    He creates powerfully romantic, sensual images that speak to being human, and our desire for romantic love. Beautiful! Place your hands upon me like a big tent preacher and with a whisper heal all that aches inside. Put your lips upon my forehead and glance your eyes to the sky...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 14

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    ~There is Pleasure in the Pathless

    Woods~ There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in it's roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal, From all I may be, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    The bird A baby in the womb,

    Sanguine colours circulated around her as she grows, The room fills with light as her cry resonates as she enters the world, The world... if only she knew what she was getting into The arms of her mother leave her behind to find another She screams as she takes off in a metal...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    The truth is when I observed them,

    nothing in all of my life had ever been more beautiful.They tore off their glowing garments andpresented themselves naked.They were an open bottle for the worldto drink fromWho you ask with eager eyes?I will tell you, but you must promise methat you will look for themand...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F Mar 22

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    To a Beautiful Girl You are a flower in full

    bloom, As if, through a mist, a first loom; You are a fine line that holds beauty So fragile it seems, yet so pretty. You are the wind that grace my meadows Of thoughts and lights up my weary shadows; You are the sun after my night That lights up everything in sight. Of life...
    SocialRomance SocialRomance 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    His eyes were like clocks

    that stopped spinning the moment she stared into them. The universe halted. All things began to breath each others stillness. To her: it was a simple, blue, eternity.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't Go Far Off Don't go far off,

    not even for a day, because -- because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep. Don't leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    *Defining Me* First to be ignored,

    First to be forgotten, Last to be remembered, a heart as soft as cotton.
    Chpt17 Chpt17 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    The Road Not Taken ~Robert Frost~ Two roads

    diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth Then took the other, and just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 11, 2014

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    THE STAGE OF LIFE The sky feels lower time

    slower, the floor cold, i'm getting old and dead and shot after sore laughter i feel like an actor for death in the stage of life trying hard to stop to hold my breath to murder me and flee under the blue and bleak of the sea
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Do not fall in love with people like me.

    I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand...
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    A MASK FOR TODAY With a sound in your

    heart weeping in the town you rule a crown for it, a crown you'll wear with the frown upside down. A smile waits, creates its own space, waits until it gets, late. For fate has met, its other date, a date far away some time later, but not today. Because today, you lay you lay...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 5 days ago

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     “You are the fearless rose

    that grows amidst the freezing wind.”   ~ Rumi   
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Life changes its beauty all the time Sometimes

    it’s a shade, sometimes sunny Live every moment here to your heart’s content The time that is here may not be tomorrow One who loves you whole-heartedly It is difficult meet that person If there is someone like that somewhere That person is more beautiful than all Grab onto...
    liza1996 liza1996 18-21, F Mar 24

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    This is just to say by William Carlos

    Williams I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
    AllergyDog66 AllergyDog66 26-30, M a week ago

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    Nobody listens to your pain,

    you've got no lover. Nobody reads your book, because they don't like the cover. :(
    Wisdom8 Wisdom8 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    "Silence" by Erin Hanson If you've listened

    close to silence I'm sure that you have heard The gentle constant ringing In the space between two words When you really pay attention You find it's not just in your head But instead is whispers of the words The world has left unsaid It's "I love you" left unspoken And a...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F Mar 22

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    Stages by Hermann Hesse.

    Seems quite appropriate right now All blossoms will wilt, each youth fold into the mold of age. Wisdom and virtue never last forever. Your heart must always be ready to leave and ready to begin again, must form new bonds with courage and without regret. Every beginning offers...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Thick. Heavy. It covers me

    and it's hard to breath. Dark. Cold. It surrounds me and feels like death. Down, it pulls me. Deep into the abyss. Down, it chokes me. Cant see through the mist. My heart. My mind. My soul. Bleeds from the inside out. My lips. My hands. My eyes. Shake, from constant...
    LadyJunebug LadyJunebug 31-35, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    The Fantasyby Sara TeasdaleHer voice is like

    clear waterThat drips upon a stoneIn forests far and silentWhere quiet plays alone.Her thoughts are like the lotusAbloom by sacred streamsBeneath the temple archesWhere quiet sits and dreams.Her kisses are the rosesThat glow while dusk is deepIn Persian garden closesWhere quiet...
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F Mar 19

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    Darkness in my eyes pain in my heart Blood

    dripping out my arms, falling apart Screaming within, love, hate and fire Come wash away my sins, show me desire Take my hand , lead me through the dark, Show me how to live again, while I express my pain through art Walking through the flames, burning like it's hell, cast away...
    xxmeandonlymexx xxmeandonlymexx 26-30, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago