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I Love Writing and Reading Poetry

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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

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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 day ago

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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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    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 dreams in silver at the eastern gates Ere yet she brim with light the blue estates Abandoned by the eagles of the noon. But...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Sep 27, 2013

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    Love Boat Bay

    That day we drove in your beat up car I flew over Canada so close but far Through the streets of Boston city The windows open, sun beaming pretty I felt so safe with your hand on mine All was well in that fragment of time No need to doubt or question life No thoughts or stress...
    freelyflawed freelyflawed 22-25, F Sep 23, 2013

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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 snow fall and my scenery of my street inspired me. It's not very good but its the first time I've written in months, and I...
    WheresMySanity WheresMySanity 18-21, F Nov 8, 2012

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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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    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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    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. Don't wish for union! There's a closeness beyond that. Why would God want a second God? Fall in love in...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Nov 30, 2009

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    I think in the end, we are all selfish.

    Driven by selfish motives. Some strive for heaven after death so they believe something and live according to their faith. Some help others survive by providing them with food and goods because they don't like the thought of death, misery, of being alone when they're in pain...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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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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    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 Wishing you wouldnt say “I love you” because you couldnt understand the meaning of the phrase when you dont even...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F May 6, 2012

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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

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    Fly Free

    Come quickly silly feather hither Flap your frilly wings and fly Don't docile in these rapid tides Flap and swim away you fool Jump quick, boundaries catch you quick Quick quick with a flick hatched, born run wild The coup swing shut should your chance be gone Captured little...
    freelyflawed freelyflawed 22-25, F Sep 23, 2013

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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 the tower and the hewn coping That takes thunder at the head of the turret- Terrible and real. Therefore a...
    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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    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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    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 stare and wonder and realize what this world has... If i could ask people's forgiveness i won't hesitate but...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2011

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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 like stones in the well. If the Christian God comes he will come like Apep and slither into the hearts of those...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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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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    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 forehead. He keeps telling me he loves me. I feel sleepy and I don't say I love him back. I just keep smelling his shirt. Resting my...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2012

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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 minds Abominable is the mind of he who judges the lives I and l Calculating calamities like an accountant with carcasses...
    namene namene 26-30, F Jun 12, 2013

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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 :) hahaI just think its kinda... well, awesome that you can just write it out and explain beautifully the emotions you are feeling, or have felt, your hopes, your dreams...
    PrincessOfTheDark PrincessOfTheDark 13-15, F Aug 16, 2011

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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 frozen Lost in the darkness I forget we are all glass We are broken We all breathe the same air We all live the same...
    r3s3lliebers r3s3lliebers 18-21 Apr 21, 2013

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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 heart, this fearless battlecry, my courage is to be myself in this land that despises my kind. Stand aside or die, cowards. Rapists...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F Oct 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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 Jul 25, 2010

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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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    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

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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 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 2 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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? "Just words" I think, but there strong as steel, fake as Barbies. Fake things trying to be real.
    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 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 16-17, F Jan 18

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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 rules to hold them,And drift into place--Read aloud, perhaps senseless,But held quietly, and they grow--Into feelings...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M Jan 8, 2010

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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 else that usually applies i was lost and i didnt want to find my way out lost in a billion shades of blue in that moment i...
    xAnonymousxx xAnonymousxx 18-21 Jan 26, 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 Caesar. Or rather--for we are not aquiline Romans but soft mixed colonists-- Some kindly Sicilian tyrant who'll keep...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Sep 27, 2013

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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

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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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    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 sadists picked it to ruin like a pomegranate and ate the pulp. I have seen and felt the brunt of this evil world but...
    PatchworkOwl PatchworkOwl 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    I've always been very creative...always loved to write short stories...even had a couple win awards in high school. I taught myself how to play piano, guitar, and drums when i was...
    neamatoad neamatoad 26-30, M Sep 12

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    I Am What I Am #2 I am true. I may be a fake smile, but I am real. I have a real beating heart that loves until it is forced to hate. I admit that I do hate, even though it is...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    My beautiful stranger Do you doubt we will share, An attraction so transcendent, And truly rare? Our souls together Will give us no choice. Time will stand still, When I hear...
    kaymiu kaymiu 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Tell me what I'd have to change. Who would I have to be To slip into your arms; for you to make sweet love to me. Must I climb the highest cliff; swim along the ocean floor Crawl...
    kaymiu kaymiu 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    hi, how is everyone? my experience with witchery is I'm a natural born witch, it's been in my family since before medieval times. In fact I remember one of my other life times I...
    naturalbornwitch1467 naturalbornwitch1467 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Before, I used to write short stories for school (just for the sake of having high grades and retaining my honors), soon enough, I got engrossed with it so much, that I would write...
    AntiHelix AntiHelix 18-21, M Sep 3

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