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    'You left me, sweet, two legacies,

    A legacy of love A Heavenly Father would content, Had He the offer of; You left me boundaries of pain Capacious as the sea, Between eternity and time, Your consciousness and me.'~ Emily Dickinson
    arcturuss arcturuss 26-30, F 4 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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    You do not have to be good.

    You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear...
    shykitte shykitte 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    The Journey ~Mary Oliver~ One day you finally

    knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 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 7 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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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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    Lost Like the mists without the rain,

    The whistle without a train, Like the sun with no noon, I am lost without you.
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 2 Responses 17 hrs 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...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    Within light there is darkness,

    but do not try to understand that darkness. Within darkness there is light, but do not look for that light. Light and darkness are a pair, like the foot before and the foot behind in walking. Each thing has its own intrinsic value and is related to everything else in function...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My bodies not desirable,

    neither is God by many. Everyone is a piece of the whole but my soul feels cold. I lost myself in your abyss as you stole my trust and sanity. It was your boredom and vanity that attracted and distracted I. Then when you were free from your misery with glee you forgot the key...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Suppose you know the definitions of all

    substances and their products, what good is this to you? Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential. Then, when you know your definition, flee from it, that you may attain to the one who cannot be defined, O sifter of the dust. -Rumi
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    MsStruggle MsStruggle 16-17, F Jul 18

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    Dark Is the Night Dark is the sky,

    Lonely is the night, Quiet is the wait. One wish, one dream, Two voices searching, Three little words. Dark is the sky, Lonely is the night, Quiet is the wait. You only know, And we have hope, I can only wish. Dark is the sky, Lonely is the night, Quiet is the wait.
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 Jul 21

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    AFTER A WHILE (Veronica Shoftshall,

    1971) After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises and you begin...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 18 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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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    ~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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    Someone influenced me to develop a taste

    for a poetry. She was an amazing person to know.
    SunshineDom SunshineDom 36-40, M Jul 21

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    Change Some things never change,

    the rhythm of life, The clouds drifting and swirling, Palms dancing the tango with the breeze. Sometimes things change, We stumble, fall, or lose our way, In the darkness, we cry out, hoping for hope. Change is all around us, We need it, it makes us grow, Change makes us love...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 1 Response Jul 20

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    This is a poem that has always moved me

    and made me long for this sense of connection. The Knowing by Sharon Olds Afterwards, when we have slept, paradise- comaed and woken, we lie a long time looking at each other. I do not know what he sees, but I see eyes of surpassing tenderness and calm, a calm like the...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I don't want to spend my life,

    crippled emotionally. I blaze past as I leave a trail of unfinished business. Too many listless interests and not enough of time or myself. Then blow like the kill shot disintegrating all that was real or fake. Pick up the rake, reel it in, nothing much but fragments of dreams...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M a week ago

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    Where are our organic days?

    Spent in some old fashioned sun stained room, the dust particles suspending us in an other worldly time and space: the now. The finite. The infinite. Amongst the smell of breakfast and coffee bean. Do these days come with age and the unrelenting wrinkling of time? Forcing us...
    MeGaMatt88 MeGaMatt88 26-30, M Jul 17

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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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    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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    15 years 15 years every night There's been

    music Violins Sweet violins That's not a bad idea That signifies a long loving relationship
    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    No eyes but yours, To look deep into mine,

    To see my heart and soul. No lips but yours, Pressed firmly to mine, Soft, warm, intoxicating... No hands but yours, To hold tenderly in my own, To feel them moving over my body, Thrilling and arousing me to my core. No arms but yours, Holding me and pulling me So close to you...
    hardbargain hardbargain 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 28

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    Wish I wish I wish I had a wish,

    I wish my wish would come true, I would wish not for something bright, Nor would I wish for something blue, No wishes for something old, Wishes not for something new, I would wish my wish for one more moment with you.
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 Jul 20

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    My gut wrenching fantasies tainted with

    sparkling ash. I don't want anyone too close or my life might crash. Fractured heart, deadened mind, I will heal in Good time. My brittle existence held together by prayer. My reality staring at me in the mirror. The world reflecting how I feel. Love is real and doesn't need to...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M a week 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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    Oh love he tells me I don't know can't

    understand never think don't know how only that there is intense connection strong binding abiding warmth oh love I come to you who know the way oh love I kneel down and press my face against the bosom of memory where I first yearned and knew then how to let my hunger speak --i...
    jesluken jesluken 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    End Of A Day Skies of indigo,

    blue and orange, The mountains silhouetted against the glow of the passing day, Each moment brings a change to the fading colors. The day has come and gone, Celebrate the night, With it's air crisp and cool. Like diamonds on a blanket of black velvet, The stars shine their old...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 1 Response Jul 21

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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’ve walked the tideand collected not

    just shells,but the voice of the sea,the Moon and Sun reflected,the hands of the waterrushing to touch, rushingto pull me close and tell mestories of love and bitterness.I’ve collected the play and cryof gulls and doves and pelicans,the crawl of crabs, footprintsand hearts...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 21

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    AnnUrban AnnUrban 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Hello Advil my old friend,

    I've come to swallow you again Because a headache softly creeping, didn't fade as I was sleeping
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 12 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    “Choose love not in the shallows but in the

    deep.” Christina Rossetti.
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The tender touch    Of your lips      

    Against mine          Is all that       I ever  Need toMake me relax
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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 6 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Willowsun In the forest deep,

    he lonely searches, For what he thought he had long lost, Or was is it what he never had, Singing the song of the Willow Shadows slowly moving like trees, Swaying back and forth, marching in step, Leaves above fluttering in time, Singing the song of the Willow. In distant...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 Jul 21

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    I look at this empty PAGE I think of my deepest

    emotions Because of you, I am able to Express everything from my soul No matter what hand I was dealt You've always been there for me Worries, tears, heartaches and fears Friendships, love, joys, and tragedies I find myself writing about you You always seem to get me through...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 28

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    Do you remember the story?

    The one of Romeo and Juliet? You know, he was the Montague and She was the Capulet. Their parents were at war Their love had to be kept hidden I always wondered why there was hate Why were they so forbidden? But that was just a story, Just fiction, a work of art If real...
    Notyourprincesa1124 Notyourprincesa1124 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    So i wait for you like a lonely house till you

    will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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