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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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    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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    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 Apr 15

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    This is not my poem,

    but it speaks volumes to me at this point in time. You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil...
    AuroraDwen AuroraDwen 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    Cuantas veces veo tus ojos Aquellos lindos

    ojos Que encantaron mi alma Esos ojos que me decian Te amo Mi alma se derretia Al oir tu voz de amor Mi amada Donde estas? Ese dia mi sol desaparecio En medio dia todo oscurecio Como un eclipse de sol Asi desaparecio tu amor Mi vida se rompio en pedazos Mi corazon comenzo a...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 a week 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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    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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    Aquel dia Zarpamos al medio dia Buscando la

    nueva tierra Lleno de esperanzas Llena mi alma de amor La barca llevaba Solo mi corazon Navegaba de dia De noche buscaba las estrellas Buscando el rumbo A tu lindo corazon Un dia el sol desaparecio Las nubes cerraron Todo el cielo se oscurecio La lluvia anegaba Mi pobre...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Mi amada Aquellos lindos ojos negros En los

    cuales me perdia Cuando admiraba tu lindo rostro Mi mente se perdia Se perdia en amor Tu negro cabello Mis manos tocaban Me corazon se estremecia Mi amada Tu bella piel canela Hermosa como la tierra Me llenaba de amor Tus caricias me llenaban Cuando tu boca Expresaban las mas...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M 1 day ago

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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 a week ago

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    I Belileve in her 'Lexicon of Hope' I miss

    her cute comments She read every thing I wrote She made me feel so important She made me feel her 'lexicon of hope' Only now do I search for her poetry And it is far better than mine I say it is better than most I like her style, tone, wit and prose I can really feel her soul...
    Bothor Bothor 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Instead of sharing my own,

    I'm sharing one by Edgar Allan Poe called Alone. It speaks to me and it may to some of you. I could never really fit in and still can't, and many times I am sad and see things differently than others and I think this expresses that really well.(And he wrote this at just age 20...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    "I love you without knowing how,

    or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes...
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    We learned the Whole of Love — The Alphabet

    — the Words — A Chapter — then the mighty Book — Then — Revelation closed — But in Each Other's eyes An Ignorance beheld — Diviner than the Childhood's — And each to each, a Child — Attempted to expound What neither — understood — Alas, that Wisdom is so...
    Hz228 Hz228 26-30, F 2 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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    "earthly tomb" the crows narrated his

    approach as if devising his doom but scatter to springs crisp air as he drew near crying out as the took to wing an odd forlorn song that crows speak in the front yard he pauses in the wild weeds and litter he pushes open the door and cool dark silences greet him he steps inside...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness is an emotion sadness is an emotion

    emotions are feeling that give your life a purpose when you stop being sad or feeling is when you have no purpose
    13andGay 13andGay 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 14 Responses Oct 14, 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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    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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 5 days 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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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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    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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    Tumhare sath mohabbat ke khwab dekhe the,

    yahi khata meri sabse badi khatao me thi... Phir se dua k liye hath uthe hi nahi, teri talab meri aakhri dua me thi..
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I can’t be the person you want me to be

    but I can love you without fear. I can be your hope and strength when times get tough, I can be your lover and I can show you what happiness is, When everything seems to be dark, I can be the light in your life, Open your heart to me and trust me, I will never hurt you because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day 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 14 Responses Jan 7

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    My best friend wrote this

    and I love it so much so I thought I'd share it with you guys: Don't forget The touch of your fingers that broke me to pieces. And the marks on my heart I still feel the creases you hurt me to my core you are everything but decent you made me weak as if I was drained by...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 2 days ago

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

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    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "I love you as certain dark things are to be

    loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."
    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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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    A poem I like by Carl Sandburg: LIMITED I am

    riding on a limited express, one of the crack trains of the nation. Hurtling across the prairie into blue haze and dark air go fifteen all-steel coaches holding a thousand people. (All the coaches shall be scrap and rust and all the men and women laughing in the...
    arcanuum arcanuum 61-65, M 1 hr ago

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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    My grandmother wrote this poem.

    Her marriage was so much like mine, but she stuck it out. I dug it out today to give myself hope. Orion There you are. Striding across the winter sky, Your belt shimmering, Your sword glimmering. Just as you have done for eons And will be doing eons hence. It's February And...
    mistydawnn mistydawnn 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    Et le jour est venuquand le risque derester

    ferméedans un boutona été plus pénibleque le risquequ'il faillaitpour fleurir.~ Anais Nin
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In and Out of Time ~ Maya Angelou The sun has

    come. The mist has gone. We see in the distance... our long way home. I was always yours to have. You were always mine. We have loved each other in and out of time. When the first stone looked up at the blazing sun and the first tree struggled up from the forest floor I had...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Dulce gaviota Que vuela sobre el mar Juegas

    con las olas Mueves tus alas Tus ojos sobre la mar Te mantienes inmovil Observando, meditando Sin importar el viento Sin importar la tormenta Siempre vuelas jugando Meditando mientras permaneces inmovil sobre la mar Meditas y te elevas Te elevas mas y mas Cuando...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    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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    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 wished for You, But You never came true I

    want you to touch me With your tongue Let me admire your moon As you slowly swallow my sun You turn me on without saying a word That look in your eye is the sweetest Thing I ever heard I'm listening to your body language My hands are learning how to say hello Teach me how to...
    Bothor Bothor 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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