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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, 2015

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    "Other Paths"There must be other pathsMore

    winding, tangled,Into sweet nothingness,InsignificantSleeping hidden, overgrown,darker, deeperRock bound pathsmisted and rain drenched,Where with one misstep,You might stumble,You might slip,If you are lucky,Into a real life.~Jl Stanley~ 
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    If I Showed You My Teardrops.

    Erin Hanson If I showed you my teardrops, Would you collect them like rain, Store them in jars, That are labelled with "Pain", Would you follow their tracks, From my eyes down my cheeks, As they write all the stories, I'm too scared to speak, Would you stop them with kisses...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    The Stolen Child WB Yeats 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 the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For...
    Yeronlyman Yeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    My favorite line from "The Old Astronomer to

    His Pupil" Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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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    " a joke your life is a joke your face is a joke

    and it's call cause you're a joke and your mommy and daddy are both a joke. jokes fkin jokes and giving birth to ugly arse jokes YOU..A poor joke you pathetic little fkin jokes. hope you like the poem about a joke.. your life story-a joke :) "...... It is from an EP user...
    knap22030 knap22030 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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      I'd like to share with you a poem

    that I made. It's called 'A Rose On Concrete.' Tell me what you think! "Dreams are nothing but absurd That's what they choose to believe, Oho! They must have never heard About the rose that grew on the concrete, Why do they choose to be blind When the truth is there to see...
    RVLP RVLP 16-17, M 6 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    The tender touch    Of your lips      

    Against mine          Is all that       I ever  Need toMake me relax
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    I start off small and insignificant in this

    world. I am protected yet so vulnerable inside. As I grow I am loved and cared for. Without these things I would be consumed by the natural forces around me and my existence extinguished before I had the opportunity to find my place in this universe. As I mature I see the...
    w13r45 w13r45 36-40, M 19 hrs ago

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    she wrote lonely on her body because that's

    what she was and ugly on her mirror because that's what she saw but she never once felt my lips writing perfect on every single inch of her aka
    FindingDali FindingDali 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Love thy friend, laughs

    and fun time may always be in your heart no matter how far apart you may slip. Light to dark Dusk to dawn Comfort in the heart Brings light to the room. Helps heal the soul, treasures to be seen all sparkles around. Warmth of two souls connected by the heart, never let that...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 4 days ago

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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 18 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    I want to be your star You are

    my star I want to be your star You already are I want to be your star You're raising the bar for there is no brighter star than the star that you are❤️
    Sharpcookie Sharpcookie 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I wish I wrote the way I

    thought Obsessively Incessantly With maddening hunger I?d write to the point of suffocation I?d write myself into nervous breakdowns Manuscripts spiralling out like tentacles into abysmal nothing And I?d write about you a lot more than I should -Benedict Smith-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Lovewriter1 Lovewriter1 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Left alone with him, he undressed my

    mind;bathing me in sweet acronyms,traced upon curve in calligraphywhile whispering in prose our dreamsand...he'd dip his quill; inking upon my skin,noun's and verb's I'd absorb into my heartthen...my poet, whispers again sweepingme off my feet in syllabic count;taking control of...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    We all tend to fall in love with the Wrong guy

    the one we call "Mr.Perfect." The one we're to blind to see doing anything Wrong but that's the same guy who cheats on us but we tend forgive and accept aplogizes that he takes for granted ... we love him to point where we start to cut the people who really matter off.. He...
    Navae Navae 18-21, F Feb 2

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    All she ever wanted was

    unpredictable kisses and unforgettable laughter. -BV
    FindingDali FindingDali 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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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, 2015

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    Dear stranger extant in memory by the blue

    Juniata, these letters across space I guess will be all we will know of one another. So little of what one is threads itself through the eye of empty space. Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love. From "The Book of Nightmares" by Galway...
    HazelMotes HazelMotes 51-55, M Jan 30

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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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    The Magic of Believing She was the kind of

    person Who would find magic on the ground, As though the secret to real joy Was something left lying around. She'd pull it out of library books, Their pages ripped and worn, And swore that she could see it In the air before a storm. If you're wary of believing Know I'm no...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 10 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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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...
    Diablessse Diablessse 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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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 51-55, M 8 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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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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    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...
    Diablessse Diablessse 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Yes! Exactly how I feel.

    It's always the underlying, the vibe, the subtle nuances that shimmer behind the words. Although sometimes you sense what you don't want to.."I'm passionate about poetry because I'm an oceanic person, meaning, I love what's underlying. I love the conversation that isn't just...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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    A Hero by Robert William Service Three times I

    had the lust to kill, To clutch a throat so young and fair, And squeeze with all my might until No breath of being lingered there. Three times I drove the demon out, Though on my brow was evil sweat. . . . And yet I know beyond a doubt He'll get me yet, he'll get me yet. I know...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F a week ago

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    And if the old man climbed out of the cart

    and stretched himself (things were gathering pace now) and looked at where the pump had been that the soldiers had blown up so that nothing should be left standing, and complained, saying, “What are we going to do about water?,” he, Michael K, would produce a teaspoon from...
    HazelMotes HazelMotes 51-55, M Feb 1

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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 5 Responses Sep 10, 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 10 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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    Confession I don't blame you

    for seeking love through other outlets. Love hurts sometimes and yes I know this now. Maybe I didn't love you right or maybe it's not my fault. Why point the gun when there's no bullets in it? Forget the past because it's been a while since I've heard your voice. And I'm...
    Navae Navae 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I miss cities that I never visited,

    the books I have never read, the hearts I have never broken, the tears I have never shed. I crave for the love I never got, the thoughts I never had, the smiles I never showed, the person I never was.
    LiquidSunshine1 LiquidSunshine1 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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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 5 Responses Apr 21, 2015

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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 5 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    'Passion's Rose'In the silence of my heart I

    feel this flowering;budding with every whisper against my soul,calling; enwrapping me within his ambrosiaas each silken petal brushes against softness,I bow demurely into his maleness.Looking out upon the horizon; I glimpse oursilhouettes entwined in the midst of goldenrays...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 13 Responses Jan 20

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    Ik Dil walon ki basti thi jahan chand aur

    sooraj rahtay thay Kuch sooraj mann ka pagal tha kuch chand shookh aur chanchal thay basti basti phirtay aur har pal hanstay rehtay thay phir ik din donon rooth gaye saray sapnay toot gaye ab chand bhi us waqt aata hai sooraj jab soo jata hai badal shab say kehtay hain sooraj...
    zainshah1 zainshah1 26-30, M Jan 29

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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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    ....so I wrote this in November.

    ..and I know it's kinda bad but I still want to share it. I see the fires of the souls of those around I see the pain and torment of everything The lies The abuse The injustice of the world I see all this and want to bring True Harmony back to this realm. The balance The...
    krystae72 krystae72 22-25, F Feb 3

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    The Storyteller She has a bookshelf

    for a heart, And ink runs through her veins, She'll write you into her story, With the typewriter in her brain, Her bookshelf's getting crowded, With all the stories that she's penned, Of the people who flicked through her pages, But closed the book before the end, And there's...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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
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    I'm pretty sure my 8yr old stepdaughter will

    have some work published some day (if the Hollywood superstar thing doesn't happen first)..but in case it takes a while here's her first published work..text to me by her elder sister this morning. "I wonder why The moon is high It's like a pie Up in the sky" Bl**dy genius...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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