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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 4 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Dear heart, why will you use me so?

    Dear eyes that gently me upbraid, Still are you beautiful -- - but O, How is your beauty raimented! Through the clear mirror of your eyes, Through the soft sigh of kiss to kiss, Desolate winds assail with cries The shadowy garden where love is. And soon shall love...
    tacitlygarrulous tacitlygarrulous 70+, M 1 Response 2 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 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Lines Written in Early Spring BY WILLIAM

    WORDSWORTH I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined, In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think What man has...
    AlphaChick AlphaChick 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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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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    Rain,you came today as a guest Drenched my

    clothes at best! Curves of my body you adore My lover stares at them and admire, I too stare at him , forget to enquire My eyes present my heart in love fire! Love is blind and desire a fire!
    ceegeeess ceegeeess 61-65 22 hrs ago

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    There is so much to say to you,

    for I'm just an observer just like you. When I look at you, an eternal thought kicks in, automatically without my permission, in my head, based on a logical sequence, feeling already unsatisfied, what is going to happen next, for I know how much time I don't have to let you know...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Have you ever lived a poem?

    I have. First the poem, then the story. We were very tired, we were very merry— We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable— But we looked into a fire, we leaned across a table, We lay on a hill-top underneath the...
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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...
    thatguy1970 thatguy1970 41-45, M 9 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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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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    The tender touch    Of your lips      

    Against mine          Is all that       I ever  Need toMake me relax
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 14 Responses Jan 7

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    The Struggle Pity the hand

    that reaches and does not take. The pain left behind the many stories untold wallow in despair. Unfathomed, but remarkably alive; a rare and beautiful thing to exist… yet to be unseen changes the story entirely. Misunderstood and alone, a hermit in home has turned old crone. I...
    AndersonAlexander AndersonAlexander 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Here is an example of a Shakespearean Sonnet I

    wrote for English class. ____________________________________ Don’t ever try to be something you’re not You’ll only look like a foolish old git You will have gotten whatever you got When people talk bad and you won’t like it. People will remember you in a name You...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    If You Love, Set It Free

    I used to have a poster with the original phrase "If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were." I went on line looking for this.. and ran across this version. Feel it's beautifully said.. and awe read the last line.. If...
    sugarkate sugarkate 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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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    "Souls" When two souls fall in love,

    there is nothing else but the yearning to be close to the other. The presence that is felt through a hand held, a voice heard, or a smile seen. Souls do not have calendars or clocks, nor do they understand the notion of time or distance. They only know it feels right to be with...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 3

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    If I Could Tell You - WH Auden Time will say

    nothing but I told you so Time only knows the price we have to pay; If I could tell you I would let you know. If we should weep when clowns put on their show, If we should stumble when musicians play, Time will say nothing but I told you so. There are no fortunes to be...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Apr 9

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    BROKEN Broken when I met you,

    but you say I changed the hand. Now you feel back on top, so maybe I'm no longer your plan. I'm sick of being played with, sick of being blamed. The more that I support you, the more you act ashamed I'm not your perfect angel, I can't be your galant stead I work to see your...
    Somethingelsetotry Somethingelsetotry 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My First Poem ;)

    This is my first poem so here it goes! I will smile, I will not frown, I will love, I will not hate, I will throw away my blade, I will not cut, I will be honest, I will not lie, I will work, I will not be lazy, I will help, I will not hinder. Thank you all for reading and...
    miiyeti miiyeti 16-17, M 6 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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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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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    "What do you need from me the most?

    " Your thinking, your heart, the half of me. You are my Glitch in the Universal LOVE. It happened to me when I fell in love with you. You changed me. The Glitch of déjàvu.
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 21 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    The fear that binds Time to unwind The shadows

    of doubt Let the Sunshine out Holding back for protection from rejection Just let it go Love was meant to flow
    AlwaysCyn AlwaysCyn 36-40 2 days ago

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    Ebony- Tess Gallagher I need these dark waves

    pulsing in my sleep. How else make up for the pungency of that carnation’s breath freshened over us, night on night? Just to lie next to love was to have the garden in all its seasons. I see that now. Gently, and without the false lustre of pain meant to tempt memory into...
    StarterStar StarterStar 26-30, M Apr 9

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    If you love something,

    set it free. If it returns you have not lost it. If it disappears and never comes back, then it was never yours to begin with. And if it just sits there watching television, unaware that it has been set free - then you probably married it.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    not saying that I'm actually any good at it

    haha.. ill give it a go.. His beautiful mind, Its what she'd always hoped to find, He looses himself sometimes In a beautiful mess of rhymes, She wakes up with cold sweats at night, Wishing it was her he was beside, He's a puzzle that can never be solved, And it would be...
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Más allá del amor (Octavio Paz) Todo nos

    amenaza: el tiempo, que en vivientes fragmentos divide al que fui del que seré, como el machete a la culebra; la conciencia, la transparencia traspasada, la mirada ciega de mirarse mirar; las palabras, guantes grises, polvo mental sobre la yerba, el agua, la piel...
    WoodRooster WoodRooster 31-35, M 1 Response a week 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 11 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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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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    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If You Forget Me I want you to know one thing.

    You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were...
    Loveuloveme Loveuloveme 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    All I am, Have been, Will be,

    Is buried deep Between you And me.
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm Protected

    In the corner of your lips like a smile i am protected in the sorrows of your eyes like a tear in the silence of your night like the tick-tok i am protected in the loneliness of your bed like the fear in the coffin of your lies like the corpse i am protected in the list of your...
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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 14 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    “History says, Don't hope/On this side of the

    grave/But then, once in a lifetime/The longest-for tidal wave of justice can rise up/And hope and history rhyme./So hope for a great sea change/On the far side of revenge/Believe in miracles....” ― Seamus Heaney
    menelaeus menelaeus 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    'Have you ever kept looking

    for something Never knowing what it was, but knowing it was lost forever?' Been in a real poetic mood lately. But I havent quite the 'zing' back. Theres been a few people on ep lately who seem so talented at poetry. I need to start writing again.
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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

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    The More Loving One - WH Auden The More Loving

    One Looking up at the stars, I know quite well That, for all they care, I can go to hell, But on earth indifference is the least We have to dread from man or beast. How should we like it were stars to burn With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Apr 9

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    We come to pass with a lesson to put in.

    (and perhaps old teachings to put aside.) Like a seed we plant. We have to make the decision to throw its hard covered shell down into the earth and observe it grow, but into what? Suppose you are a spirit planting the first seed on a treeless world. Your intuition...
    AndersonAlexander AndersonAlexander 18-21, M Apr 6

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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 4 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    After The Dusk__a Translation

    Tu ne dekha ha kabhi aik nazar shaam kay baad? kitnay chup chaap say lagtay hain shajar shaam kay baad.. (Have you ever noticed, After the dusk? The trees seem so silent, After the dusk) Main nay aesy he gunah teri judai me kiye. Jaisy tufaan me koi chhorr de ghar shaam...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 10 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    “He who becomes the slave of habit,

    who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the color of his clothes, who does not speak and does not experience, dies slowly. He or she who shuns passion, who prefers black on white, dotting ones "it’s" rather than a bundle of...
    raedawn49 raedawn49 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I am the pain of the heart the restless mind

    that people see I am the body of past the soul of tomorrow I am the ghost of earth. I am me
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F Apr 6

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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
    thatguy1970 thatguy1970 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    compilation... of Irish poetry http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=XrNuiJoojFo
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Apr 9

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    Spring Love I saw her coming through the

    flowery grass, Round her swift ankles butterfly and bee Blent loud and silent wings ; I saw her pass Where foam-bows shivered on the sunny sea. Then came the swallow crowding up the dawn, And cuckoo-echoes filled the dewy South. I left my love upon the hill, alone, My last kiss...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    A Lover's Hand

    I feel myself touching Your hand,(I feel the warmth of life as you do)The same Hand that took me so violently(I remember saving you, by force) And brought so much pain and agony to me.(And liberty and joy you never knew) The Hand that I fought so hard,(But found impossible to...
    OgoNay OgoNay 41-45 5 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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 4 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    in spite of everything by E.

    E. Cummings in spite of everything which breathes and moves,since Doom (with white longest hands neatening each crease) will smooth entirely our minds -before leaving my room i turn,and(stooping through the morning)kiss this pillow,dear where our heads lived and were.
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 3 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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    Panties Off you know what I like panties

    off you know what I want panties off I can get it right here, right now I can make your sadness disappear Right here, that's how And you won't forget me So just let me take your... panties off, panties off let me take your panties off, panties off time is wasting why don't...
    Bothor Bothor 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 27 Responses Apr 7, 2010

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