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I Love Writing and Reading Poetry

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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 garbage in myself so that you do not have to suffer. I support you you support me. I am here to bring you peace you are here to bring me...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    We are All Stars... Burning brightly in

    brilliant Light until we burn up and vanish back into the Blackness from which we came... Δ -Aaron La Lux, The Poetry Trilogy, Poetry Volume 1.
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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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)  when i was twelve, my stepdad was in the army,  i wrote an inspiring poem for the soldiers about sadam and...
    lovemykids0809 lovemykids0809 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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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 remember the good. "Fool me twice"...isn't that how it works? Moving on, moving forward. One step forward, two steps back...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Luminance Through my eyes I see your beauty In

    my heart I feel your love I hold you in my arms even when moody You suppress your hope like a caged dove Your spirit shines and glows Illuminating the darkness of my despair In your radiance I can weather the harshest blows All to let you know that I care My warmth grows cold...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M Oct 25, 2014

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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 look to the sky for change I look to myself. Love. Love is my religion. I pray to no false god. I do not offer...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F Apr 30, 2012

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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. A realm of Bliss bare, ultimate;    Beyond both knower and known; A rest immense I enjoy at last...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Nov 27, 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 man of my dreams will propose with a ring. A ring filled with promises to love and to cherish. A ring...
    Lia327 Lia327 16-17, F Nov 9, 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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    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!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    My next artistic creation is through poetry

    and writing, it is the best way to reflect on your past and to reflect the pain in life you may be living, flowing onto the paper like raindrops or tears, a voice and expression of the soul stretched out on paper into the future years..
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F Jun 16

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    I thought I was strong My mood was light My

    heart was joyous But it only lasts so long... Repeated texts and calls Feeling like I'm being attacked Fearing what he's going to say To the floor my heart falls... I don't care what he thinks I don't want to hear it I just want to be left alone Won't you loosen the links? I...
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 22-25, F Oct 29, 2014

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    there was a time I wrote poetry.

    I ate it. I smelled it. I lived it. now I'm not into it much. but still I like a good verse or two.
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M Oct 22, 2014

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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 for you.   I’ve disappeared from myself and my attributes. I am present only for you.   I have...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    ∆ Star Light ∆ Light the incense,

    no one is innocent, in a sense the instant, is all intrinsic instinct, go on, give it all, we all, give it all, because we can't take back any of it, we persist until we give in and cease to exist, all of this is a cycle, not a circle but a spiral, so your battle for survival...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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 along and you tell me, You're so beautiful, can't you see? I try and try to do my best, But I just fail, unlike the rest. Pained in sorrow and misery...
    Alto2Soprano Alto2Soprano 18-21, F Jan 18, 2014

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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 faces. I crawl out from under the thorny brambles of marriage and childbirth, a young woman's nightmare and obligation. I want a...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    There was once a time

    and a placeI think ofI dream ofSo familiar, so distant.Why do I long for somethingSo unreal.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F Oct 25, 2014

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    My favorite part of of a poem I fell in love

    with long ago.... Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them, They say they still can’t see. I say, It’s in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts...
    Lucca9 Lucca9 36-40, F Oct 23, 2014

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    The Lady She, My Guest

    SHE is a balm for aching breast, Ready-eyed and deadly-dressed, With lust for silent night obsessed. SHE is of hunters known as best, With war-paint worn upon Her chest; Weary SHE, my honored guest. SHE knows I crave what SHE suggests, And make true whatever SHE requests...
    phatb1991 phatb1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    Check out my newest short love poem "How I

    Describe him" :) http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/195206-how-i-describe-him/
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Feb 17

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    A broken plate. That

    which is forgotten. Even upon returning to it, The truth shall forever remain the same: It will never be whole again, No matter how great the regret Intentional or not After all, Life will move on for all but one Constantly dropped Losing its pieces Tapes and glue may hold it...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Jul 18, 2014

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    Hey, for those of you

    who like dark poetry and art it would be great if you checked out my work and told me what you think. http://laila12345.deviantart.com/gallery/
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2014

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    dataworm dataworm 18-21, F Jan 20

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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
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    I love poetry, does anyone like to read

    and write poetry? I'd enjoy to read some. What's your opinion on this one that I wrote? I am, where under the moon on high tide, And the ocean, is yet so still, as I sleep. I dream, of castles of sand, as my slumber deepens, And i wonder, of beauty in hidden places, where the...
    solisium solisium 18-21, M Jun 16, 2014

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    I want to love you without walls around this

    rattling birdcage heart but I can't stop the thought that even though you've said you are strong enough to last the storms, that you enjoy the wild of my sea, one of these days you'll murmur "I love you" And it will be the last time you say those words to me...
    EnigmaSings EnigmaSings 22-25, F Sep 2, 2014

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    Let the Light Be The Guide Light has no

    country no boundary. It is omnipresent and omnipotent. It only enters where darkness resides. And as it so does, there it has purified. Let the light enters in our minds too. That is the safest place for darkness can reside. With Light can darkness do anything? Except to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 3

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    My life has always been surrounded by beautiful

    words and potential phrases I could write in my next story or piece of poetry. Writing has always been my happiness and my way of creating new worlds which differ from my own. Writing will always be a passion of mine. :) And I hope that it always helps me and others when we feel...
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F Oct 22, 2014

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    When everything else is going bad in life I

    always turn to poetry or even books. It's nice to get lost in a fantasy world once in a while because then just for a short amount of time, everything seems okay. I mean yeah that feeling won't last, but it's nice to have an escape once in a while.
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    If poetry hasn't ripped apart your soul,

    you have not experienced poetry -Edgar Allan Poe
    eccentricpoe eccentricpoe 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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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 saws! For would the sun not wander      away in every night ? How could at ev...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    I fell in love with a woman In the most

    unfortunate of ways I fell in love with her Not simply by sight Not simply by sound I fell in love with her With my soul My soul, it reached out As if to pluck a ripened fruit from a weighted branch But my soul, it was ensnared Caught about the wrist By her The only one to...
    AlexLArmstrong AlexLArmstrong 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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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 sisters No mama or papa Dreaming of leaving the gutter A beauty queen externally n internally Ageing quick working legally God bless her Life's a...
    shabazz213 shabazz213 31-35, M Apr 13, 2014

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    My goal Was to reach your soul But

    when I got there The cupboard was bare.
    haleyscomet88 haleyscomet88 41-45, F Nov 9, 2014

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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 You told me that you loved me I wish I said; "I do."
    abr05 abr05 18-21, M Dec 25, 2011

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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 ones emotion are;Now I'm happy tomarrow a date with misery; My thoughts of that one love,my thoughts of that person...
    vicdrago vicdrago 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    It was dark It was light It was hope It was

    death It was a tiny slimmer of her dream It was a small piece of hell that cried out in vengeance It said "Your nothing" It cried out in an unexplored feeling of evil It was made of fire It was made of ice It's chains bound the souls tearing there lives into five pieces...
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 1 Response May 6, 2014

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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 kingdom most The king had not a voice. No other birds alout to sing If muted was the king. For king of birds no...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6, 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 Oct 24, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Torn between love and perception I hope this is something I'm living Not just another deception But she sets my heart on fire And every time I try to breathe My heartbeat rises...
    Blackcheetah Blackcheetah 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This question has to do with writing a book. Should I self-publish when I'm done my book? (Even though it's not even close to being finished yet...) This is bugging me!
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Beauty is of little Consequence Who am I to say that love is not right but wrong? That love judges its appearance by what it reflects Questions speaks in no regard of this...
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 16-17, F 1 day ago

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