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    I see her far and close when I sleep when I'm

    breathing a question hunts my head every night I can't escape I twist and turn flip over this bed I remember the night of rape I see the eyes of a young boy loosing his innocence struck by confusion the same eyes of now a young man struck by nightmares of memories angry but not...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Making Love by Paulette C.

    Jackson Baby, come closer, closer to me. I want to feel your body next to mine. Touch me softly. Take your time. Kiss me slowly. Lover, you drive me out of my mind. Whispering words of intense desire. Feeling our passion turn into fire. Make tender love to me all night long...
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    'Cause there be tigers lurking there.

    .Painting by Dayvee hobgoblinThere are places that we fear to go, Our judgment wise from what we know. The cautions path we tread with care, Cause there be tigers lurking there. We seldom know what lurks and waits, Revealed to us sometimes too late, ...
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    All That Love Asks " All

    that I ask," says Love, "is just to stand And gaze, unchided, deep in thy dear eyes; For in their depths lies largest Paradise. Yet, if perchance one pressure of thy hand Be granted me, then joy I thought complete Were still more sweet." "All that I ask," says Love, "all that I...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    im sitting in the bench.

    the wind blows toward my way. I feel alone and tired. its cold but my heart just froze. my head spins and I vomit. the breeze turned into summer rain. I glare at sunset remembering. memories that crush hope. once reality hits. lying to myself to ease the hurt. the night comes. I...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven Had I the

    heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Why do I love" You, Sir?

    by Emily Dickinson "Why do I love" You, Sir? Because— The Wind does not require the Grass To answer—Wherefore when He pass She cannot keep Her place. Because He knows—and Do not You— And We know not— Enough for Us The Wisdom it be so— The Lightning—never asked...
    yourlipsonmine yourlipsonmine 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    She was opening up her umbrella The rain

    cascaded down Looking down at her feet She minded all the meager puddles Almost as if they portals to an alternate universe She was opening up her umbrella and watched the drops of rain roll off the leaves and splash on the pavement She thought what if all those rain drops...
    ningqin ningqin 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Child's Invocation: Dr.

    Allama Sir Mohammad Iqbal My longing comes to my lips as supplication of mine O ALLAH! May like the candle be the life of mine! May the world's darkness disappear through the life of mine! May every place light up with the sparkling light of mine! May my homeland through me...
    InaamHaq InaamHaq 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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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 9 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    These are actually song lyrics,

    but music is a kind of poetry is it not? But do not ask the price I paid, I must live with my quiet rage, Tame the ghosts in my head, That run wild and wish me dead. Should you shake my ash to the wind Lord, forget all of my sins Oh, let me die where I lie Neath the curse of my...
    CuckooClockHeart CuckooClockHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jan 2

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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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    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 15 Responses May 9, 2014

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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 6 days ago

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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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    Sooo...i wrote a nasty poem the other night.

    I'm just afraid something like that would get flagged. Amazing what people will do to ruin art.
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 11 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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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    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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    Beautiful Women ~by Walt Whitman

    WOMEN sit, or move to and fro--some old, some young; The young are beautiful--but the old are more beautiful than the young. Walt Whitman
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    I absolutely love poetry.

    It's such a gentle way to express the soul.
    brandonswayye brandonswayye 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Here's a impromptu poem

    that I just finished. It has no name as of yet. Upon the spirits of the past I gaze From a place that time forgot On a moss covered tomb in the moonlight haze Her soul was left to rot A blackened thorn among roses red My lady of the night The wine of her love went to my head...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    You Are Tired (I Think) You are tired,

    (I think) Of the always puzzle of living and doing; And so am I. Come with me, then, And we'll leave it far and far away— (Only you and I, understand!) You have played, (I think) And broke the toys you were fondest of, And are a little tired now; Tired of things that break...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Like My Body When It Is With Your By e.e.cummings

    i like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite a new thing. Muscles better and nerves more. i like your body. i like what it does, i like its hows. i like to feel the spine of your body and its bones, and the trembling -firm-smooth ness and which i will again and again...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 66 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    A drinking song by William Butler Yeats WINE

    comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh.
    yourlipsonmine yourlipsonmine 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Clicks, clacks, coughs

    and cries You're out of ammo, so you're goodbyes Cornered, cut, crawling and climbing An entire street begins dying From the bottom of a hill comes a sea Of clanking, clambering, cluttered marines Last man standing, last man falling. Prepare yourself Death is calling...
    That0ne That0ne 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Do not stand at my grave

    and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the...
    Notraces Notraces 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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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 8 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    And she tucked herself away in a corner,

    quiet and foreign to the crowd around her and all that kept racing through my head is that the best kind of beauty is the kind that is mostly ignored.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Recently, our family lost someone

    who was wonderful and so very funny. We attended his funeral, a few days ago, and this poem was read. It was found in a schoolbook he had kept for over 70 years. Spring Morning by A.A. Milne Where am I going? I don't quite know. Down to the stream where the king-cups...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 13, 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 10 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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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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    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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 20 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    As fast as thou shalt wane,

    so fast thou grow'st In one of thine, from that which thou departest; And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st, Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest. Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase; Without this folly, age, and cold decay: If all were minded...
    WeridGirlRawr WeridGirlRawr 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    The tender touch    Of your lips      

    Against mine          Is all that       I ever  Need toMake me relax
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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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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    I remember reading this somewhere

    when I was in high school and when I am alone to think it always comes back to me... "If flowers want to grow right out of the sidewalk concrete cracks... I am going to bend down and smell them."
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    words can be as beautiful

    as sunset, filling you with hope, diminishing regret. it remains still and calm, no matter the emotion, and brings normality to this world of constant motion.
    RyHam1993 RyHam1993 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    one of my fav... Bura Jo Dekhan Main Chala,

    Bura Naa Milya Koye Jo Munn Khoja Apnaa, To Mujhse Bura Naa Koye [I searched for the crooked man, met not a single one Then searched myself, "I" found the crooked one]
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    What Is Love?

    Is love found in holding hands? In quiet whispers? In looks shared across a crowded room? Is love shared in notes? In cards? In actions? Is love felt with a quickening pulse? A feeling of loss in her absence? A longing to see but a glimpse of her? Is love heard through...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Safe Harbor Come lie with me,

    my love Feel these arms that long to hold you Lay your head on my chest and Hear a heart that beats only for you Feel lips that long to travel the length And breadth of your sensual body Rest quietly, and know the feeling of Being with someone who loves you With every fiber of...
    hardbargain hardbargain 46-50, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She walks

    in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impaired the nameless...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    My Little SecretI know it's wrong,

    but the very thoughtof your hands,reaching up undermy skirt,and touching me,makes me blushin all the right places.By Michael Faudet
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 11 Responses May 11, 2014

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