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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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    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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    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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    More Strong Than Time Since I have set my lips

    to your full cup, my sweet, Since I my pallid face between your hands have laid, Since I have known your soul, and all the bloom of it, And all the perfume rare, now buried in the shade; Since it was given to me to hear on happy while, The words wherein your heart spoke all its...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    5yrs ago I wrote a poem

    for the principal of my high school as a gift since he was retiring. I wrote this in his perspective. I Close My Eyes Beauty is timeless and so is love Living my final days as a leader of ____ High is more than enough Year by year, students come and go like seasons I am...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Apr 3

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    I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud BY WILLIAM

    WORDSWORTH I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky...
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    The truth in your eyes is Falsified,

    fabricated While you sit there and wait for your fate to be debated by Juries and judges With over 450 years worth of grudges Brother! Get back! Sit back! Rediscover how to be an honest father Loyal lover! Righteous brother! And not just another silly "n________" .
    RafaReu RafaReu 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    “You must burn. Burn higher.

    Burn for everything you have ever wanted. For everything you have ever lost, for every crack in your heart and every fraction of every irreplaceable moment. Burn high for love. For fear. For life. Burn as fast and as long as you can. You must burn, burn higher. Because...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Then leaf subsides to leaf So Eden sank to

    grief So dawn goes down to day Nothing gold can stay
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Be at peace, Tempest tossed seas of soul,

    Give me rest, From doubt, and fear Sun find my face, Light find my heart, Song find my story, Smile find my face, Be at peace, Be at peace, For my life is finite, And these storms, Have raged too long, Even winter, Must surrender spring. ~R. Queen
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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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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    cordialson88 cordialson88 26-30, M 5 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 8 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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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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    You were born together,

    and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I stared at his veins Wondering

    if his demons matched mine And I was so scared Because our broken edges fit into one so perfectly Realizing we had so much to lose together, but apart We were the same It’s like I belong to him I want to be that place He goes to when he thinks he has lost a home I want to...
    implicitude implicitude 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    William Blake To see a world in a grain of

    sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F Apr 6

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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...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    Mere dil ki kitab ko padhna kabhi,

    Sapno me aake mujh se milna kabhi Maine duniya sazai hai tere liye, Meri nazro ki ummed ban’na kabhi Bahut dur hai sitaro se roshan jahan, Jra humkadam banke mere sath chalna kabhi Bahut najuk seene mai DIL hai mera, Tum andaj mohabbat banke dharkna kabhi…
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 7, 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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    Riding on the M-Train 1am The neighbors dog is

    howling Listening to M-Train's "What if I" Laying on this mattress and sigh Feeling invisible arms take me in Thinking about times that could've been 2am "What if I want to kiss you tomorrow?" A moment that has yet to arrive Memories are thrown at me like knives Invisible lips...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 6 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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    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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    They called me a witch,

    One that scatters hearts around I was dancing and fell into oblivion How many drops of the finest wine Does it take to be forgiven
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F Apr 2

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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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 6 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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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    Time is the worst enemy It throws you,

    consumes you, eliminates you But soon you won't be here There'll be nothing left to fight and no one left to win Which paths have been drawn into your thirsty heart? Which maps have been burning inside your restless mind? Which oceans have been drying in your tired soul? Which...
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    the love we were promised in fairytales was

    never something for us to find it has always been something for us to create. -Tyler Kent White *so true and yet so hard to accomplish, even though trying is a world of fun
    FairytaleDreams FairytaleDreams 46-50, F Apr 7

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    Ok, so this is a poem I wrote a couple weeks

    ago. It's called Masks. I was running through a forest, with no idea how I'd gotten there. The trees were tall, and the sky gray, as I ran like a scared hare. I stopped, and looked about, but the gloom was all around me. I saw the sun, setting silent, as twilight settled...
    nicias nicias 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    the love we were promised in fairytales was

    never something for us to find it has always been something for us to create. -Tyler Kent White *so true and yet so hard to accomplish, even though trying is a world of fun
    FairytaleDreams FairytaleDreams 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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 67 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Is freedom to not having to pretend?

    Is freedom to allow yourself to be who you are? Is freedom to show your true colours without being ashamed or unsure? Is freedom to breathe without counting your breaths or the days you have left? Is freedom to shut the door behind and head for the rainbow? Is freedom that ray...
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 5 days ago

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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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    Not Waving but Drowning BY STEVIE SMITH Nobody

    heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. Poor chap, he always loved larking And now he’s dead It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way, They said. Oh, no no no, it was too...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    MoonlightSmile MoonlightSmile 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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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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