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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 7 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    Life can be the sunshine,

    On peaceful days with bright blue skies.Or life can be the raindrops,That fall like tears squeezed from your eyes.Life can be the heaven,That you'll only reach through hell.Since you won't know that you're happy,If you've not been sad as well.Life can teach hard lessons,But you...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    xxAriDollxx xxAriDollxx 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    I'm a ghost of the late hour living in a

    parallel universe. I'm on the outside sleeping in. The body needs sunshine, the eyes, mankind.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 19

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    Philip Larkin This Be The Verse They **** you

    up, your mum and dad They may not mean to, but they do They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you But they were ****** up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats Who half the time were soppy-stern And half at one another's throats Man...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Undress my soul & may I lay naked

    before your eyes. Discolor the sorrow & melt the pain like snow, for in this world it has only ever been a disguise. Take me as I am naked." ~Christopher Poindexter
    Boxerlove2 Boxerlove2 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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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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    'Thought we can handle our heart,

    the vessel of fragile emotions The mind sometimes creates malevolent illusions We take the high road, we think we are untouchable We think we are strong, we think we are infallible Our heart holds more than what we know In silence it processes things bigger than we show No...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

    For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone. We leave you tradition with a future...
    MarieLucie MarieLucie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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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    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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    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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    Rilke, Verlaine, Cavafy,

    Larkin, Yeats, Neruda
    silentnoon silentnoon 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 6 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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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 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 28

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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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    It's like yesterday I didn't

    even know your name But today, from now on You're always on my mind I never could have predicted That I would feel this way You are a beautiful surprise An inspiration to my life Whatever you came to teach me I am here to receive the gift I believe you came for a reason I am...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    The good in the world only those are.

    .. Ready to be useful to others who are... Iqbal
    InaamHaq InaamHaq 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Love, a passing glance Love,

    a fleeting guess Love, a timeless dance Love, a grand distress A sense of something dense, A sense of bliss. A sense of timeless innocence, A sense of what we miss. Of joy, ever pervasive. Of life, a breath to breathe. Of sadness, quite invasive Of death, a looming reave A...
    Logward123 Logward123 16-17, M 6 days 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...
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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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    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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    ~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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    History tells us what happened.

    ..Poetry tells us what should have happened...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 day ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Another week has come around again I'm stuck in

    the same old place Same old faces watching me Who knows how long I'll have to stay Sometimes I drift away From all the dull routine A fantasy enters my mind An escape from drudgery Lately my luck has been so bad I lost my ways, I lost my mind I was losing all that I was Hide...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    The season of daffodils is over

    but still... William Wordsworth "Daffodils" 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.
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 5 hrs 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...
    ThighMegaTampon ThighMegaTampon 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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    SMALL PLACESThe wise woman says sometimesyou

    come to meas a bird.So I build you a bird house.Centuries agoyou taught me to sing you,with your throaty smudgeleaving the higher noted to melike sweet dark coffee and sweet creamwhere grit and the sublime collide.But in this life you are spirityou come to meas a birdso I build...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 9 Responses Feb 9

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    The coldness of thy heart burns

    and prints my soul.-By me. I love writing poetry people.
    deets1033 deets1033 16-17, M 3 days 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 4 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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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    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...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    One of my all-time favorite poems by John Keats

    - "Ode On Melancholy" 1. NO, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist Wolfs-bane, tight-rooted, for its poisonous wine; Nor suffer thy pale forehead to be kiss’d By nightshade, ruby grape of Proserpine; Make not your rosary of yew-berries, Nor let the beetle...
    SilenceEvermore SilenceEvermore 22-25 1 Response Jun 20

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    You fell in love with my flowers,

    but not my roots, so when autumn came ... You didn't know what to do..
    xxAriDollxx xxAriDollxx 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 17 Responses Apr 1

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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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    Children, if you dare to think Of the greatness,

    rareness, muchness Fewness of this precious only Endless world in which you say You live, you think of things like this: Blocks of slate enclosing dappled Red and green, enclosing tawny Yellow nets, enclosing white And black acres of dominoes, Where a neat brown paper parcel...
    thelioninwinter thelioninwinter 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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