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    Nearness of the Beloved by Johann Wolfgang von

    Goethe I think of you when sunlight on the ocean Glimmers at noon; I think of you when shimmers in the river Mirror the moon. I see you in the rise of dust that covers The distant ridge, In each deep midnight where the wanderer quivers On the high bridge, I hear you in the...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 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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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 13 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Darkness surrounds the earth's surface,

    flowing with such grace, With such silence, that most souls never knew he was there. Though he was; stealing the young before their time, Corrupting the minds of the weak, destroying the worthy, he relished in his means. Tress lit to flames and fell to ashes in his presence...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    And So Together I saw garden the other day,

    Each flower special in it's own way, For a while they bloomed each on their own, it was together their beauty shone. If one would need more light or air, The others would kneel and so would share. If one would wither for lack of rain, The tears of the others would stem the...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 5 Responses Mar 28

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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

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    THE CHERRY TREE (REVISED) You waited by the

    cherry tree The place we used to meet Those many years ago You stood among the buttercups So perfect and petite You smiled and said hello I kissed you by the cherry tree Your eyes were midnight blue Beneath the leaden sky We sat among the buttercups I said my love was true...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    ‘Tis true my form is something odd,

    But blaming me is blaming God; Could I create myself anew I would not fail in pleasing you. If I could reach from pole to pole Or grasp the ocean with a span, I would be measured by the soul; The mind’s the standard of the man. -Joseph Merrick
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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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    Tonight I can write the saddest lines by Pablo

    Neruda Tonight I can write the saddest lines Write, for example, 'The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too...
    FloatingStars FloatingStars 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    What Is Love

    I am watching two friends who I think are in love go through a rough patch right now. From a distance I wonder to myself what is love really to me? I thought I felt it once or twice but haven't been in it head over heels. Then I saw this poem. I think it brings me closer to an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Roses are red, violets are blue,

    sandwiches are tasty, rhyming is hard
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    J.R.R. Tolkien - "All That is Gold Does Not

    Glitter" All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    And I never know quite what to say but you're

    not just another lover, no you're everything to me but I learned something things break all the time glass, cars, chains, voices promises break... hearts break...
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    THE SIXTIES The Sixties had sped past

    quickly They were something of a blur We all got stoned and had some fun That was just the way we were We had flower power, Woodstock We had the Grateful Dead and Floyd We had Mary Jane and acid We didn’t care who got annoyed The dawning of Aquarius Was a chance for love...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im a rambler, Im a gambler,

    Im a long way from my home If you people, dont like me, I can make out on my own
    VinniBaborino VinniBaborino 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Rapture

    There is a place for us that no one else can enter. It is a place that holds no secrets, only beauty, peace, understanding. A place that we come to, thinking we are one, only to have our souls fused together for a moment. And in that moment, I know you; every pore, every pulse...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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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

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    I Was Reminded by Alicia S As we lay there

    quiet I was reminded of all the reasons why I lust you Your smile, and the way it teased at me seductively Your laugh, and the way it tempted me Your eyes, and the way they seem to hypnotize me As we sat there silent I was reminded of all the reasons why I love you Your smile...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Follow Your Dreams~~

    Today is a treasure To cherish each day Follow your dreams Letting hope shine See the soft beauty That is inside you When you feel fear Love will see you through To yourself be honest and true And know you're beautiful too...
    Raindrop0000 Raindrop0000 51-55, F 5 Responses May 8, 2012

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    The one thing i love about poetry

    and writing it, is that it takes time. :) you cant rush creativity and passion for some deadline. <3
    MysteriousAddiction MysteriousAddiction 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    i love to read and write poetry.

    i especially love Edgar Allen Poe, his poems are beautiful and give me inspiration. i try to avoid writing poetry until i can publish my poetry book..i need a muse now.
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Promise

    I promise that during my days you will be my onlyI know you will be there for me when I feel lonelyI know I can count on you whenever I am downI know you will save me before I drownI promise to be strong when I feel like breakingI'll try to hold on but I may continue shakingI...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    “Hope” is the thing with feathers - BY

    EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm...
    FloatingStars FloatingStars 36-40 4 days ago

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    The Cabin

    Dedicated to Chelsea The Cabin A weekend escape, To a cabin far away, To spend it together, And live life in a day, We talked and we chatted, We hugged and we kissed, For weekends this lovely, Are too often missed, We saw the cool creek, The waters all clear, We kissed on the...
    seeinglife2x2 seeinglife2x2 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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 10 Responses May 11

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    Queen

    Open the door if you dare The key to my circus Tempting devils, delights Waiting to consume And be consumed Beasts rutting in heat The jugular stings Gnawing on the wound Nefarious desires   The tethers scar Deep to the marrow Sweetest pleasures Lusts...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 12 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Darkness

    Darkness around me Darkness surrounds me Darkness don't get near me Darkness I fear thee Darkness you hurt Darkness you lurk Darkness you lurk at night Darkness please don't take my light tonight
    screaminginshadows screaminginshadows 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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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 18 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    The Last Letter To Be by A Peel I exist

    now dreaming in reality, shades of deep reds and grays, Evolving at the speed of light As my third eye sees all, I bring my fingers to my lips and time stops I taste you. I ponder you and wallow in the memory of your scent and way. How you called me baby The way you made me...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    In Muted Tone BY PAUL VERLAINE Gently,

    let us steep our love In the silence deep, as thus, Branches arching high above Twine their shadows over us. Let us blend our souls as one, Hearts’ and senses’ ecstasies, Evergreen, in unison With the pines’ vague lethargies. Dim your eyes and, heart at rest, Freed...
    FloatingStars FloatingStars 36-40 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    JAMES: A soft Fall rain pours A coffee shop

    light towards a sleepy midnight smile hoards the fate of the stars Though a million miles from Mars I see the red of ours Me and James Our faces plastered in the stars The sea still smells of life And James, I am now his wife I watch the cars and count the colors I've...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Jul 18

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    You're My Black Hole, I'm In Trouble

    Your peach is within my reach You galactic disaster I will eat and eat Dripping, nectar Feed my famine with your laughter Pulling you, dipping you, I’m so into you I deserve every morsel, as I touch your torso I bend you, bite you and throw you Now you know me, now I know you...
    Bothor Bothor 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    Unrequited Love

    This poem very much captures  the author's feelings of unrequited love; of being loved just a very little by someone, who always has bigger and better fish to fry. In a few lines, the poet effortlessly conveys that sense of yearning for something wonderful which, for her (but...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Apr 7, 2010

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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 10 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore I seem

    to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times... In life after life, in age after age, forever. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Final Fantasy: Crisis Core LOVELESS When the

    war of the beasts brings about the world’s end The goddess descends from the sky Wings of light and dark spread afar She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting. Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess We seek it thus, and take it to the sky Ripples form on the water...
    SocialRomance SocialRomance 18-21, M 4 days 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 56 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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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 11 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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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...
    fusoya fusoya 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    She wants a way to feel  So she runs by your

    ways  Feels like honey on my tongue  And I know about me  You can make my smile fade  You can wake my underworld  Such a dumb world now  What a big dumb hell  Lost, sitting by death  Like you lost at the chopping block  Like a hog that danced  Like a pig that...
    SocialRomance SocialRomance 18-21, M Jul 20

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    I Love YouNot for whatI want you to beBut

    for what you areI loved you thenFor what you wereI love you nowFor what you have becomeI miss youAnd not only youI miss what I amWhen you are here.....-Leonard Nimov 
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 41-45, F Jul 17

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    Wrote this poem my senior year in college.

    . lol Although this may seem sad.. I actually had fun video editing it.. Through my friends and colleagues off as they're used to me making more energetic happy videos.. lol I just remembered trying not to laugh when my friends recorded me sleeping on the desk.. Haha! Enjoy...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M 1 Response 4 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

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    "Mixed up emotions" Feeling excited feeling

    sad my life is not all that bad why then do I question myself the answer is plain everybody see's it, then why do I complain theres no cure my course is set, I worry my life will be a wreck, nothing ventured nothing gained, I can't stand behind this pain,
    zg4love zg4love 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Falling. By Caroli9

    There she stood upon a high, World blowing through her mind, " Let go & Fall " the wind does cry, with arms outstretched her falls a glide, Dizzy...Giddy...she panics inside, " Your Falling to fast " the words fly by, with heart in hand she closes...
    caroli9 caroli9 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 21, 2007

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    Hey, for those of you

    who like dark poetry and art it would be great if you check out my work and tell me what you think. http://laila12345.deviantart.com/gallery/
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Cuán lejana estás de mi Mi corazón te

    anhelaba Quería poder sentir Quería poder amar Más tu imagen se desvanecía Te volvías como un sueño Oh vida mía Te esfumabas entre mis manos Todo fue un sueño Vida ingrata Te alejó de mi Mi amor Lo único que queda de ti Es un dulce recuerdo En mi boca esboza una...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M 1 day ago

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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...
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    It might be the only thing

    that I'm good at People and I don't really chat Everything else I try I'm bad Makes me at times sad In poetry I'm really good Most of the time it comes from my mood I don't really have friends there never really there in the end I'm sorry I'm not the person you want me to be...
    Anderson73 Anderson73 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    My last project for English 12 was to remake a

    poem ( don't remember the author you can look up the original if you like. Its the same name) and well this is it, and it's also the only reason I passed English, the only project my teacher approved, I'm proud of it I hope you guys enjoy it. There Was a...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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