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    The Journey By Mary Oliver

      The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice -- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice...
    swanfether swanfether 61-65, F 8 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a

    nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to...
    nick030 nick030 22-25, M Mar 30, 2014

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    Poetry As An Experience

    You must allow the words to sink in, to show you something, to transform you. My favorite poem of all time is about the experience of being transformed through the reading of poetry. I want to share it with all of you.     Eating Poetry Mark Strand Ink runs...
    amsthegreat amsthegreat 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2010

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    Poetry Is Life

    When you can boil a whole experience into a few words that, carefully chosen, can be read by many people and evoke in them an experience that is not exactly the same but the same on some level. Our lives are filled with conversations - with others and with ourselves.  These...
    WindingPath WindingPath 46-50, F Sep 17, 2008

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    "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 every morning the world be lighted up? And if the ocean’s water would not rise to the sky, How would the plants be...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    Thomas Gray

     To each his suff'rings, all are men,  Condemn'd alike to groan;  The tender for another's pain,  Th' unfeeling for his own.  Yet ah! why should they know their fate?  Since sorrow never comes too late,  And happiness too swiftly...
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2010

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    Autumn Sonnet (may Sarton)

    The Autumn Sonnets If I can let you go as trees let go Their leaves, so casually, one by one, If I can come to know what they do know, That fall is the release, the consummation, Then fear of time and the uncertain fruit Would not distemper the great lucid skies This...
    swanfether swanfether 61-65, F 23 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Please do not contact me if you just want to share your sexual thoughts with me! also i dont like silly talks about the weather or just because you are bored. in my opinion...
    balkanka balkanka 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Young and naive is what they thought as he was the boy who wouldn't talk He silently listened to what they said and all he'd do was nod his head. His gleaming eyes always wide...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Why? Please some take a moment to read and be honest. What's the point in taking a 14 year old girls virginity, having her devote her life to you, lie, beg, and bribe for you...
    therainberry therainberry 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Think-The-Justice-System-Is-Flawed/6842507 read this to understand my sense of judgement. msg me if you are
    blankslayer blankslayer 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Think-The-Justice-System-Is-Flawed/6842507 read this about my justice and msg me if you are interested
    blankslayer blankslayer 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I can't write sexual stories in great detail - but I would love if somebody would send me some experiences they've had with a family member or just in general, some hot story I...
    annabelle100 annabelle100 22-25, F 12 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    We're afraid there has been a complication One so ingrained it plagues all the nations One concerning life and living Which focuses not on taking But on giving We, the masters...
    MrNobodyIsHome MrNobodyIsHome 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    http://loveaschizophrenic.blogspot.com/ This is my blog about life from the view of a schizophrenic. Please read, comment, and share with friends and family. Thanks
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    thirty meters lengthy Yacht TANYELI�is amongst the new era of ketch yachts. The high volume hulls and broader beam allow the discerning cruisers to hold a sensibly cruising load...
    Joshua8383gcy4 Joshua8383gcy4 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wrote this one a long time ago, I'd like to think my poetry has matured since. How do you feel about this one? Heartless He only listens to death metal He's sick of your...
    honeybunnyreader honeybunnyreader 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Novels, poetry, thrillers, fantasy, philosophy, history, and erotic stories... I read almost all of it.
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    this is a poem I wrote while younger in my late teens. again completed 2012. all rights reserved carlietm. Composed. Let's pretend for a moment. Pretend that you listened and...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Beautiful thoughts from a beautiful mind, etched out in dark swirling ink on crisp virgin paper, your thoughts, feelings, experiences conveyed from your soul for my eyes only to...
    angelsdemon angelsdemon 46-50 3 days ago

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    If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand. If my love were a star- late at night, only light. And if my love could...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    History tells us what happened...Poetry tells us what should have happened...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Ready for change I dream of higher things, as I climb over these mountains that crowd the path that I walk on, wondering hoping praying that the rain will stop and the sun will...
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T 4 days ago

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    Yellow Yellow Oh you in yellow Yellow Mellow Want to see you in green Yellow Yellow Want to see you mellow Green light House on fire Yellow table Yellow table Yellow poetry How can...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Trapped in the shadows around us all I hack away until the wall starts to fall leaving me free and ready to explore.
    silenceissupreme silenceissupreme 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "I dont seek peace, I seek poetry and that storms a war in my mind
    xxAriDollxx xxAriDollxx 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When the sky bursts open, the day will turn dark, then the leafs on the trees leave like a theif scattered thru the park, Reminiscing with my heart this is what your reading if my...
    blacklistedjustcoz blacklistedjustcoz 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I really like poetry.. The meaning is always so set and it's shown in many ways, it's interesting to read and nice to understand and relate to.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When the house is built and its time to enter it's strong fortified walls , that room which we built together will be ready , and we can lay our desires to rest upon each others...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F a week ago

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    Stomped My Heart Why do i even try No matter what i do You wont like me anyway You pick on me Because im smaller than you My heart cant take the hurt This im sure is true You...
    marshmel marshmel 16-17, F a week ago

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    Actually, this is not the whole story. I wanted to label this as "I enjoy writing and sharing sensuous poetry with receptive ladies", but EP insisted I keep under sixty characters...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M a week ago

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    I'm lost in a world of communal intimacy with the special few that search for legitimacy. And I feel too weak when I witness beauty so rare, whilst watching each tear fall like...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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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 Jun 26

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    Trials I love you at night By sunrise you leave Old memories bite My knees hit the floor before my feet Hands folded, dry eyes waiting for answers Clocks ticking away You are my...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response Jun 25

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    The Humanity of Life What is life if we can't live it, What is the world if we can't savor every bite, What is love if we can't find it, What is today if we can't have tonight...
    princeofmonsters princeofmonsters 16-17, M Jun 23

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    AMARILLO. by Edward York (c) 2015 The city stands at the top of the state, And looks down over the rest. I have been to other Texas towns, But I like this one best. The residents...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    America's Nightmare They say speech is free but them words ain't cheap Wiki is cool but don't let em leak Don't be fooled but don't say a peep You better get schooled I have much...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    Here I lie in this king size bed Next to the person that I be-wed. Read my story... listen to what is said. These nights are no longer a desire For in this bed, there is no fire...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    The Person I Yearned For Thou walked in the room carrying thyself. I thought about thee, is this oneself? The shock when thou art the replacement, But it seems thou art an...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F Jun 22

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