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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    City sounds is all I've ever known,

    - I was always stuck in one place like a rusted drone, - Of course, I need the city sounds to sleep, - But, they are also there when I sleep not a wink. - Babies cry, and a Cow goes 'moo' but I'm stuck here for eternity until I have the courage to move
    WinnieThePotato WinnieThePotato 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines by Pablo

    Neruda http://youtu.be/9wDOioi5Jt8 Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Father My anger isn't like yours It's not

    fire Mine is the concrete floor  When it rains at 3pm Mine is sprites of lightning It burns, not just burns Mine is a few strikes in the winter Quiet and quick Not to be taken for granted                    ...
    freesoul95 freesoul95 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One of the most poignant love poems.

    .. The last verse exposes the poets heart reflected in the future nostalgia of his past lover http://youtu.be/8ttlSOHESJE When you are old William Butler Yeats When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    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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    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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    Roll the DiceCharles Bukowskihttp://youtu.

    be/36CYMdFmDeQif you’re going to try, go all theway.otherwise, don’t even start.if you’re going to try, go all theway. this could mean losing girlfriends,wives, relatives, jobs andmaybe your mind.go all the way.it could mean not eating for 3 or4 days.it could...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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.
    DeepCee DeepCee 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 21

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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 Jul 22

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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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    The tell tell heart,

    why is it when a heart wants to share with another heart, the way is blocked, circumstances abound every kind of obstacale can be found, the speaker of the heart will say, talk to me any time or day, but something always gets in the way, by design or deceit it all wears on the...
    zg4love zg4love 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    My eyes weren't heavy the day

    that I died. - Me
    MeGaMatt88 MeGaMatt88 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 10 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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 56-60, M 5 Responses Apr 28

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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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    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 Jul 25

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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, 2014

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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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    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 Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Jul 25

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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 6 days 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 8 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    The Stolen Child W. B.

    Yeats, 1865 - 1939 Where dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we've hid our faery vats, Full of berrys And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child! To the waters and...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    http://www.elephantjournal.

    com/2014/04/touch-me-there-emily-bartran-poem/
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Alone in the light. Comforted by night.

    One thing is better than nothing. Something decaying as I falter. The haunting feeling of falling. Will I find my place in this world? Weary and wounded I keep on moving. Focusing on that one thing to finally bring me home in my soul.
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M 1 day 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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 25

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    Here's a poem that I did about 2 weeks ago: A

    thousand words.... The worth of a picture, but what is the value of its contents? Priceless. Moments captured in time live forever and invoke emotion in the observer. Astounding isn't it....? Lovely isn't she? The beautiful flower in the weeds who stands above the rest. She...
    theoneandonlyjerbear theoneandonlyjerbear 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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