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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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    If you see my face in his car,

    With the windows fogging from by breath, I will be bound for the slaughterhouse, Bound for the slaughterhouse, If you find my garments torn, And my hair torn, And blood from my tears, I was in the slaughterhouse If you hear my cry, Hear my cry, Make sure that when you turn...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 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...
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 16

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    MoonlightSmile MoonlightSmile 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    How to kill someone with your love You have the

    power to break a heart. Know her fears, know her secrets, Then abandon her, it will tear her apart. Smile when you talk to her, Add a little fake sincerity, Be the one when she needs someone, Don't judge her for her insecurity. Be her best friend, her source of joy, Protect...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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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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    cordialson88 cordialson88 26-30, M Apr 12

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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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    HOPE AND DESPAIRA Line-unit Palindrome PoemI

    waited.It was a long timeAgo.Many yearsPassed into the void,AndI turned awayBelieving that all was lost,But it was not so.I seemed to see her face,Half-hidden in the twilightOf the winter eve.I was lost in some magicAnd reason meant little.My mind was misty,So I went to her.I...
    hugs4trees hugs4trees 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I woke to a jealous sunrise.

    A sunrise that couldn't beg my attention. She screamed reds and cried yellows. Giving up, she sat and joined me in a quiet day dream of you.
    deepceenu deepceenu 46-50, M 6 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 6 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    I'll Need a Pinky-swear As I lie in bed

    and think about the day I still myself to sleep and meanwhile I pray. "Dear God, I know you can see us and you're watching from above Filled with sadness, as we are, and equally in love. I've once asked You "why?" and questioned if You were near. But I do have one request...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response 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
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    WildIrishEyes WildIrishEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses Apr 7

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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 1 Response Apr 6

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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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 4 Responses Apr 17

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    MoonlightSmile MoonlightSmile 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 17

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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 Apr 17

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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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    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 11 Responses Apr 1

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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 Apr 10

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    "She listened with a flitting blush,

    With downcast eyes and modest grace; For well she knew, I could not choose But gaze upon her face" Love~ Samuel Coleridge
    Luminous28 Luminous28 26-30, F 1 Response 5 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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    پلکیں کب تک رکوع میں رکھو

    گے؟ حسن کا واسطہ_______قیام کرو
    RUBY1717 RUBY1717 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Unforgivable They say repent

    for your sins in a hopes to save your skin You such a God fearing man ? Why you have to kill him then ? Who's him ? The man that gave you all your hopes and dreams Never left you when the going got tough Felt your pain more than you did He was with you in light and...
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Apr 12

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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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 12

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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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    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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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't know you'd

    leave. You couldn't stay here forever, and I knew that-I knew that. But I imagined this ending like the last snowfall in February. I thought It'd be something bittersweet, and heartbreakingly beautiful, but this is the stale cigarette smoke on my favorite new dress that I...
    angela9817 angela9817 16-17, F Apr 5

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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
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