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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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    Bus Ride Sunny golden skies Sleep sun sleep

    Skies turn to deep crimson Oh how lovely ******** Nighttime lights All sparkle aglow Hollywood signs Amusement parks With thrill rides This is a thrill of my own On the road again ********* Waking in the cold of morn' Fog in the air But warm and cozy inside I looked up to...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Down by azure shoresCrystal comb in her hairA

    sea maiden, most fairSun kissed golden locksTouched by the salty seaWhispering a song just for meDiamond encrusted scalesWith a tail of a finShe enchants the sea once againHer words of wisdomEcho throughout the landCreatures are drawn on grainy sandGlittering mermaidsCome out to...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    4 Songs I wish you were here with me right

    now you had me hooked when I saw that pretty smile something told me to keep you in my life dreaming of you, each and every night I can't lie, your love makes the pain go away when I can't speak, my pen knows the right words to say for your love its nothing I wouldn't do as I'm...
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses Sep 10

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    The defenders of the forgotten: You are

    nobody's hero. And nobody needs you. Desperately. Hope you understand what I tried to express.
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 1 day 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 18 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    Never give all the Heart Never give all the

    heart, for love Will hardly seem worth thinking of To passionate women if it seem Certain, and they never dream That it fades out from kiss to kiss; For everything that’s lovely is But a brief, dreamy, kind delight. O never give the heart outright, For they, for all smooth...
    thatguy1970 thatguy1970 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I am trying to hold on to hope.

    .. Whatever I have left Hope Is The Thing With Feathers By Emily Dickinson Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    reading words, that dance upon a

    page captivating the mind, in a play... where vision brings life, to all you see poetry, is love... its everything I see......
    moonlisrose moonlisrose 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    SeasonsSpring--Pink candied delicate

    bloomStardust hovers above the moonEaster parade with a satin bowed bunnyStrolling down the avenue with my honeyJade encrusted blades of grassRuby studded flowers by the massThe season Christ rose from the deadFor sins of the world His blood did shedSummer--Ice cream man chimes...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Please, be proud of the pieces

    that make you, you . Embrace the oddities and hold onto them with everything you have. These strange little quirks belong to us, and only us, and they are all absolutely vital in creating the bigger picture that is who we are. Be proud of yourself, because if you are, it never...
    FallenAngel0 FallenAngel0 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Beneath My Hands - Leonard Cohen Beneath my

    hands your small breasts are the upturned bellies of breathing fallen sparrows. Wherever you move I hear the sounds of closing wings of falling wings. I am speechless because you have fallen beside me because your eyelashes are the spines of tiny fragile animals. I...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 1 Response 2 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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    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 5 Responses Mar 28

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    If You Forget MeI want you to knowone thing.

    You know how this is:if I lookat the crystal moon, at the red branchof the slow autumn at my window,if I touchnear the firethe impalpable ashor the wrinkled body of the log,everything carries me to you,as if everything that exists,aromas, light, metals,were little boatsthat...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I never share my poetry with people

    because I always write about my personal life. hopefully strangers will understand and enjoy what I write :) please let me know what you think.
    truefiction truefiction 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    TO LOVE To

    give dimensions of one's thoughts Is to crave emotions Solitude is a lonely place To hide, To build a wall We shut ourselves...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    Beautiful things happen in the dark.

    When the sun goes to sleep. When the stars give light kisses. When the moon is a spotlight. Life stays beautiful even when you are covered in darkness. Unknown.
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F 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...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Apr 7, 2010

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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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    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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    Ithaca by Constantine Cavafy (Given to me by a

    Greek friend long ago) http://youtu.be/HOUdrJPWgfA As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When he shall die, take him

    and cut him out in little stars, and he shall make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with the night and pay no worship to the garnish sun. William Shakespeare
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    A heart, a body, passion

    that gives birth to itself every day. The body does not wear out with use, nor does love, so let us use each other in the best of ways as the hours jump off the cliff. Marge Piercy
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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 15 Responses May 9

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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 9 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    I like reading your poems

    that you send me, if anybody wants to share some of their poetry, I'd be more than happy to read them:-)
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The point of it is knowing

    who you are. Long days which may be dark or light, The past and future always out of sight Travelling onward to the morning star; First star on the right, it’s not very far But it’s hard to see on a dark, dark night The point of it. The flower from the bud, that’s who you...
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    What Is Love

    I am watching two friends who I think are in love go through a rough patch right now. From a distance I wonder to myself what is love really to me? I thought I felt it once or twice but haven't been in it head over heels. Then I saw this poem. I think it brings me closer to an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    You...Extraordinary.Its not

    that I didn’t know it,I just never really said it... directly.Caged talk, regretOut of situations that make one want to breathe deep,To confirm you’re alive,As opposed to free birds to fly and write their stories in the sky.The nature of daylight,Changing colours on...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 25

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    I believe in love at first sight but I will

    always believe that the people we love we have loved before. Many, many many times before and when we stumble through grace and circumstance and that brilliant illusion of choice to finally meet them again we feel it faster each time through. The one glance that...
    FallenAngel0 FallenAngel0 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 7

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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

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    Caged BirdBY MAYA ANGELOUA free bird leapson

    the back of the windand floats downstreamtill the current endsand dips his wingin the orange sun raysand dares to claim the sky.But a bird that stalksdown his narrow cagecan seldom see throughhis bars of ragehis wings are clipped andhis feet are tiedso he opens his throat to...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Scream into my dreams,

    but I will not wake. I lie somber, below everything in memory. I won't open these eyes for you. They'll be shut for so long that you'll forget that they are brown. I am porcelain sorrow lying helpless. What's there to do? You can't fix me. I kill smiles. Lost in the realm...
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 8 Responses Sep 13

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    I write it all the time

    and never allow people to read it. Just a Jane I'm nothing special Heads will not turn Those girls are better While I'm left alone My body is hot Personality an A But that face has to change It's just to plain Not pretty Not lovely Just boring and alright I thought it was ok...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    women are insane some will say there emotional

    and get carried away, guys are tempered those will say easily angered and get carried away but when those two meet and mate out comes pure joy and love that melts away love is a wonderful wonder that all should know it helps with the healing and the pain of the day
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Chance meetings by me If by chance you should

    happen to meet A man that’s walking down the street Who seems to be without a care Talking to someone who isn’t there Perhaps you’ll think that he’s insane Or hope that he’ll stay in his own lane Or perhaps you’ll think by his calm tone That he’s just talking on...
    widower2014 widower2014 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Queen

    Open the door if you dare The key to my circus Tempting devils, delights Waiting to consume And be consumed Beasts rutting in heat The jugular stings Gnawing on the wound Nefarious desires   The tethers scar Deep to the marrow Sweetest pleasures Lusts...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 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 6 Responses Mar 3

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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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    ~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...
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 11 Responses Jun 17

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    I call him the devil cause he makes me want to

    sin and every time he knocks I can't help but let him in. Unknown
    Insomnia101 Insomnia101 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    The empty classroom: You taught me how to be

    alone. And I learned my lesson, in your absence.
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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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...
    AsuraIV AsuraIV 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    This is for the person I know I've hurt.

    You asked me why I was afraid to fall in love with you. And I never really answered— But here it is: Because you’re perfect. Because you’re genuine. Because there’s no free get out of jail card if I let myself feel what I want to. There’s no cure for a sleepless...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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