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I Love Writing and Reading Poetry

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    Confronting The Men In Battle - Sleeplessness and restless thoughts of a soul I cannot buy. No more theatre for kin that could not save me and did not try. What I am is of ancient...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F Oct 17, 2012

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    Just Words - The words they just don't seem right. Even though, they come from me tonight. They come easily, lies slipping through. Can there be truth? Can I make them true...
    MAB97 MAB97 13-15, F Nov 11, 2012

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    Here I am, in the exact place I wanted to go, There you are, stuck in the feeling of "I don't know". People I meet form place to place, Leave me here without a trace. You come...
    Alto2Soprano Alto2Soprano 16-17, F Jan 18

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    ---(a quote from Brooks Atkinson)--- It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Dec 5, 2013

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    Different Devils - Here I am alone again watch the sun rise over the roof top So high Even though it's warm outside can't even feel the sunshine In my eyes And I'm so cold forever...
    r3s3lliebers r3s3lliebers 18-21 Apr 21, 2013

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    The Taste Of Morning - The Taste of Morning Time's knife slides from the sheath, as fish from where it swims. Being closer and closer is the desire of the body...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Nov 30, 2009

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    2013 - The man of my dreams... Will treat our daughters like kings, play games with our princesses no matter how silly they may seem. But before all of this you best believe the...
    Lia327 Lia327 16-17, F Nov 9, 2013

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    Regret - You told me that you loved me But the distance fell apart You told me that you loved me And then you broke my heart You told me that you loved me No matter what I do...
    abr05 abr05 18-21, M Dec 25, 2011

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    I speak when you tell me it's my turn like a sock puppet you are my ventriloquist and I bow to your every command I hear only what you say is safe for my ears to hear like a hound...
    PowerHour4 PowerHour4 16-17, M Jan 27

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    Rumi - Oh, if a tree could wander      and move with foot and wings! It would not suffer the axe blows      and not the pain of...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - “I feel infinite.” That's not how I feel at all. I feel the words surrounding me but I can't say a thing. He hugs me and keeps kissing my...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2012

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    The Man With The Dog - This is a very small short story i wrote when I was high as a kite last night. It sort of just came to me as I was out having a cig. We were having our first...
    WheresMySanity WheresMySanity 18-21, F Nov 8, 2012

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    Nobody Knows This Pain, So I Will Write It Down In A Poetic Way - Poetry,ah so beautiful!You can read others stories and either be confused out of your mind, or able to relate...
    PrincessOfTheDark PrincessOfTheDark 13-15, F Aug 16, 2011

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    My Poetry - I have had a passion for poetry since i was about twelve or thirteen years old. I was always in my room creating mindful masterpieces. ( In my eyes anyway. lol) ...
    lovemykids0809 lovemykids0809 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    Tired Of Words - Talking in circles saying the same thing again and again hoping that this time, youll hear me. Wishing I was a robot that couldnt feel Wishing you didn't exist...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F May 6, 2012

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    Poetry- Janaka Stagnaro - The words comeFluttering, thunderingReturning from a journey They only give hints at,Tickling the imaginationAnd caressing the heart;They arrive with no...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Jan 8, 2010

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    If you have some to share, please tell me where I can find it! I've written some on my profile if you're interested, but please share your poems with me. I'm sure they're amazing!
    Buzzy959 Buzzy959 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Look Into The Universe - its said that the eyes are the windows to the universe today, i tested that theory looking into your eyes what disappeared was your disguise and everything...
    xAnonymousxx xAnonymousxx 18-21 Jan 26, 2013

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    Love Letters To A Huntress - Careful white sheets Pitbull silhouettes, a couple colorful pills. Their military mentalities statuesque under the cross, Leave me alone, concrete...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    Silent Bird - The quiet bird The king of birds was once a time The lord of coldest love. No bird could leave the flowers land to make him feel more warm. But what would hurt the...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    The Absolute - No mind, no form, I only exist;    Now ceased all will and thought; The final end of Nature's dance,    I am it whom I have sought...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Nov 27, 2009

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    My, I, Love - My religion is Love. I pray to no false god. My alter is the universe. My prayers are acceptance and respect. “Unto each their own” I do not judge. I do not...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F Apr 30, 2012

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    I Can - I can feel the rain drops falling; I can hear the birds chirping ;I can see the mountain in the distance. I feel so cool standing under the trees;I can see the vast expanse...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Lonely Words - COme listen,to this lonely words; Dont turn away;let this grab ahold; dance with me on each letter written down; lets spin till we fall to the ground; HOw twisted...
    vicdrago vicdrago 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Do You Love Me? - Do You Love Me?   A lover asked his beloved, Do you love yourself more than you love me?   The beloved replied, I have died to myself and I live...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    I don't really write poetry but love reading it and would like to be able to express myself like poetry hehe
    smileyvegan smileyvegan 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Poetry - I have had a passion for poetry since i was about twelve or thirteen years old. I was always in my room creating mindful masterpieces. ( In my eyes anyway. lol) ...
    lovemykids0809 lovemykids0809 18-21, F Jul 25, 2010

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    Mind Boggling Emotions - Abundant emotions of nostalgia heathing in and out of hearts aching Infinitely Aggravating words of so called wisdom thrusting through the essence of naive...
    namene namene 26-30, F Jun 12, 2013

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    The Agenda - I have been fooled, I am burning these scarlet letters. Red wax drips into the fire like blood from the wound of this sacrificial lamb. The gull of this trust sinking...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    If I... - If i were given a chance, I'll sing for everybody Not because i'm good at it but because i'm happy... If i'm going to leave right now, I'll choose a place where i can...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2011

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    A Garden - I have seen the living dead and walked among them in their apathy. The sordid words and actions they defile each other with char my fragile heart. The rapists and...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    Birth-dues - Birth-Dues Joy is a trick in the air; pleasure is merely contemptible, the dangled Carrot the *** follows to market or precipice; But limitary pain -- the rock under...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Sep 27, 2013

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    Ave Caeser - Ave Caesar No bitterness: our ancestors did it. They were only ignorant and hopeful, they wanted freedom but wealth too. Their children will learn to hope for a...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Sep 27, 2013

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    You Are Me ~ Thich Naht Hahn - You are me and I am you. It is obvious that we are inter-are. You cultivate the flower in yourself so that I will be beautiful. I transform the...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    Social War A courageous young mother Whose life was no walk in the park Working so so hard so her kids don't suffer She's my definition of a role model No older brothers or...
    shabazz213 shabazz213 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Growing Backwards - It isn't easy- It can't all be easy. The thing about forgetting is, you forget the lessons that you've learned. But the thing about remembering is, you only...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Alderberan At Dusk - Alderberan at Dusk Thou art the star for which all evening waits- O star of peace, come tenderly and soon Nor heed the drowsy and enchanted moon, Who...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Sep 27, 2013

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    Where 2 Go? - What books of poetry have you found most meaningful lately?  What recently published books would you recommend to me as a deep lover of poetry?
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2009

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    I really love writing poetry and dedicatinh it to people I really love and who are my inspiration. I just wish that someday, I can find someone who will write a wonderful poem for...
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I just love writing them. I believe I'm improving on my poems.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Timer One minute, 37 seconds.
My legs are shaking. Holy cow, there is no way I can do this. None.
One minute, 29 secods.
I glance around at the faces surrounding the room. Of...
    idontreallyknowanything idontreallyknowanything 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I love you is 8 letters I hate you's the same Does that make them equal In glory and pain The criminals on one side The law on the other The victims hurt daily Who knows...
    shabazz213 shabazz213 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    An Authors Pointless Sympathy By Hollie Davidson (Me, aha) I call her name in full despair I look for the warnings everywhere I wait at the doorway unaware My heart got broken...
    Magicbubbless Magicbubbless 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I was reading this experience, most of them in English. I do like to write poems but in Spanish. So let me do it :). Cuanta belleza Amada luna Que iluminas mis noches Llenas de...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M Apr 7

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    I was gonna publish a poetry book but the publisher said no one was into poetry anymore :( It saddened me
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Poetry is what helps me explain my thoughts clearly
    geo92 geo92 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Theirs just something about it, you can get so deep and emotional in a poem that you just can't when just writing. I love it
    Anotherrose96 Anotherrose96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I really do. Whenever I get in the mood, I pop open my laptop and I start going at it. Late at night when I can't sleep? I may write a 10 page story that describes everything...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F Mar 18

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    SPRING RETURN Spring return I'm back to breathe Its clean aromas They make my Virgin soul Sweet scent wrapped There is a lightness in my feet I have worn their colors...
    sayedhadhood20 sayedhadhood20 51-55, M Mar 22

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    I wrote this for someone special This isnt good but I wanted to say Thank you for turning my night into day Thank you for giving me a reason to live Thank you for the love that...
    liberosis liberosis 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    the wind is rough at the top of the hill. The minister's daughter is in love with the snake, who dwells in a well at the bottom of the road.wake up girl we're almost home. mansion...
    rockspaz rockspaz 46-50, M Mar 17

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    i know lots of people hate me because i am not so good but few people surely love me because they know that my little goodness is not fake.......
    isabelarao isabelarao 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29