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I Used to Write Poetry

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    I would love to be inspired enough to write

    again, only this time it wouldn't be so dark. ;)
    writerchic writerchic 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    And Then Again...

    I wrote this during a particularly confusing and painful time in my life...my marriage was extremely wounded and slowly bleeding to death. It was 10 April 1988. A lie can sometimes be so true A happy song can become blue A vow can break and never mend A style will change...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Years ago when I was inspired by life.

    I used to write all kinds of stuff.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 14, 2014

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    Some I Found On My Buddy4u Profile From 2003 I Was 13.

    Ive been excluded and somewhat diluted in my thinkingmy heart along with my pride feels like its slowly fadingI'm feeling cold and alone with out you all these long nightsBeing with you was the best time in my life..Because I was only happy when i was around youWhy did you live...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    I Barely Remember Writing This One

    am i breathing? am i struggling to hold on another day? am i dieing? is my soul breaking free to another plane? its certainly not easy for you to plainly see the decomposition of the man inside of me here i come, i'm leaning over to whisper in your ear please do something...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 Dec 22, 2008

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    My heart is drowning in a puddle No reason

    for me to be here now I am alone That is the only reason My face is always turned downward now My hopes, so easy to inflate My heart, so longing for a date My soul, so tortured by my plight My mind, so longing for one night With you, Or anyone that I can tell The secrets...
    jsc0tzi jsc0tzi 26-30, M 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    Graffiti

    I am graffiti on a wall Some people admired me They said I was a work of art I was a colorful design making a statement in this world I hold a hidden message Only the artist understands Graffiti is an art But some people cant see it They think it is a mess So they critisize me...
    ShallowEndings ShallowEndings 22-25, F Oct 26, 2013

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    I hate my emotions They always get me

    down There's never a dull moment When emotions turn around From darkness to light And light back to night Heal every blight Or worsen my plight Whatever, Whenever they always change However, Whoever never the same Try to contain This feeling inside It bursts from within I...
    jsc0tzi jsc0tzi 26-30, M 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    I still write a lot of novels,

    stories and other kinds of writing. I used to always write poetry. Every day. But I was very young and when I posted my poetry on sites like Booksie I'd get criticized and my poems would earn 0 likes. Guess what I did? I deleted my profile and created another under a...
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    "The Girl Within"

    “The Girl Within”   Inside my body trembles, my heart is beating fast,   God help me to escape the memories of my past.   My mother smelled of alcohol, my Dad had left our home,   And no one saw the little girl who was so all alone.   Worries going...
    Dreamweaver58 Dreamweaver58 51-55, F Oct 15, 2011

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    Poetry is a forgotten talent I have I use to

    write all the time when I was younger I Remember one of my poems was published when I was in 4th grade but I guess I got so caught up in life the last few years I neglected alot of things
    ryanw93 ryanw93 18-21, M Apr 24, 2014

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    Once Upon A Time

    I recently found this one while searching through an old notebook for a sheet of blank paper. It was written for a girl I was in love with at the time, who spurned my affections. lol You are the one that got away but you're not away. You're the closest thing to my heart that ever...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 6, 2011

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    This Was For Angela...

    I wrote this for my friend Angela on 11 June 1988, we were 22 years old and she had a beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed baby daughter named Brittany. She came back to New Jersey from California to visit me. We were given our Native Indian names by a friend of her family who...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    .UNTITLED. when you have

    that perfect backup plan only for when things go a little too far left, you know things are not going your way. then you think that there are things that should be left unsaid, but you know you have to say them anyway; you thought it would be a precious little secret, only...
    CookieInAJar CookieInAJar 31-35, F Jan 15, 2014

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    I haven't found the inspiration

    for a poem in a while... >~<
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Apr 24, 2014

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    Was The Only Way To Breath.

    I was drowning in my emotions and pain for years. Eventually I discovered poetry. A life saver in its own. I would write up to like 3 poems a day. I found a great poetry community online and it truly became my world. I opened up to some people for the first time in my life...
    learningtosmile learningtosmile 18-21, F Jul 20, 2011

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    I write poetry when I am feeling lonely. Sadness powers up my writing skill so much. I never really write it down and save it. I just start writing and express what I feel. I once...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    These are actually lyrics to one of my songs but what are lyrics other than poetry? Fly by. A Demand for Proof Verse 1: I remember back in the day When we used our minds to fly...
    ADemandForProof ADemandForProof 16-17, M Apr 29

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    "to cook my head" it was hot makes you feel spent just breathin' but she was comfortable as judas in hades just like ice cool in the shade you shout and dance about with all this...
    mudmen mudmen 51-55 Apr 28

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    Forget Me Not Slowly, your mind starts to creep away. Things you used to always say, are never said. You forget your friends, But what's worse? You forget your family. That man...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Apr 28

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    Toys of Years Gone Past Look around you Up in your attic Upon old play things And grew up with Like some old friends That you once knew A Tin Soldier stands, Tall and stiffly...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 1 Response May 3

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    I friended you some time ago. We spoke in careful measure. We spoke more often recently. I thought you were a treasure. Now we talk most every day. The way it used to be. We're...
    iptbg iptbg 61-65, M 6 Responses May 4

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    It is wise, in the world of dark poetry, to pick your wound before your pen. We see through the facades, the faux anguish some people craft to try and relate. Art and beauty are...
    FoolOfATook FoolOfATook 16-17 1 Response May 8

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    You used to say "Virginia" like the sweetest prayer, I dare say the rain isn't the same since you've been gone I still make plates at dinner tables for empty chairs and sing curse...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Mary Beth Evans Mary Beth Evans was the rarest dame I ever did see… She beat cancer when she was three. She had icy blue eyes and a temper in the skies, whether she was with...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have three poems published (well, one is an essay :/) and I wondered if any of you would like to hear them! Or I could write you some material; I love to write! I even have a few...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F Apr 28

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    This is Fur Elise , twins flames blazing like burning heat your never alone , even in the dark and you feel your heart has fallen apart and you lost your way and cant figure where...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    You are the heavens and the earth The earth to the moon You are the Sun that shines and burns bright You are like fire and water Time and Space is infinitely You You are both...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F 2 Responses May 6

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    'Your Seamless Love' I should have written of you And of your fair voice When we were younger We were so much in love Many long days together We would lay, and play In the...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M 2 Responses May 9

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    Please don't steal my poetry. Reasons not to fall in love I. His loose red lips danced as they spoke the words of the last man who broke your heart. They travel into your ring...
    Thisultraviolence Thisultraviolence 16-17, F 3 Responses May 11

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    If anyone likes to read poetry you can read mine if you like? :) http:// www.wattpad.com/story/39692697
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F May 13

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    Postcards from Italy... by moiYou sent me a postcard from Italy,Of your travels that summer,One after another, a trail leading everywhere.Low sun and orange skies,Heat and...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Broken Poetry." Broken spirits, Broken minds, Don't know how to tell the time, Don't know have to live this life, I'm on the outside looking in, I'm on the inside said looking...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    Dedicated to a friend, If I never was indisputably blessed with her presence interacting with my essence, my existence would have come to a bloody end by my self-destruction. I...
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "White" If that white had a shape how would I know? Before me it could stay And which of us would be perplexed, I could not say. It or I, Perplexed by which. If that white...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    The sun seems brighter today The ocean more blue The birds sing their beautiful songs And I think of you Days of talking and sharing Make me happy, make me smile I feel someone...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    In the blink of an eye I realize my motivation A link that lies beyond the world Its treasures are immersed in a part of the soul That's not of this world When the figures of...
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I dream of childhood. An hour would last a day. And every next one, would be another one to play. I dream of childhood. To fight my demise. Destroy it with a stick that is a sword...
    elvisguitar elvisguitar 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    the way he smiles the way he dresses the way he walks the way he licks his perfect lips the way he laughs the way he smells the way he flirts the way he just stands there the way...
    kearaa kearaa 13-15, F Apr 24

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    A New World. I had a meeting not long ago, And thought we were alone. But we were joined by several more, Connected on their phone. Before the words could be expressed, They...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 24

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    Was going through all the old poems on Google Drive. Came across this one. I never showed it to the person I wrote it for, I didn't think she wanted it at the time. I doubt it...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Maybe I'm incapable of being loved - Six word story
    ashleymac96 ashleymac96 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Maybe I'm incapable of being loved - Six word story
    ashleymac96 ashleymac96 18-21, F Apr 24

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