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I Used to Write Poetry

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .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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    "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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    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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    I haven't found the inspiration

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

    I have published my book of poems on Kindle. It is listed at .99 but will be free for 5 days beginning Friday the 17th. I will renew that free offer as long as Amazon allows.The...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I wouldn't say I write poetry more like quotes and I use to be on ep like four years ago and I wrote poems on that account so some of my poems will be the same poems that I posted...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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 1 hr ago

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    ...And about 10% of the time, it's decent, haha. It started with a love of rhyming; when I was a toddler, one of my favorite things to do before bedtime was listen (and try to...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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 6 days ago

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    Life Unlimited Born like poetry curious and free No fear or shame instilled in me Exploration of smiles and soft laughter Bright lights and naps I wonder what's after...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F Apr 16

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    THE STRUGGLE IN ME I've got eyes to see but no vision in me I've got keys in my hands, but i'm no longer free I've been lied to my face and laughed at my back, taunted by my...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M Apr 9

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    this is a very special poem to one of the greatest EP friends i have on here <3 i hope he feels awesome after reading this :) hello was all you used to say but then our paths...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Bated breaths suck up empty space Of what used to be eternity, Is now an elongated wait. As dreaded ticks accelerate fast We tap our thighs for the fated blast. A few seconds and...
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F Apr 10

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    Here's something that I thought up around Valentine's Day in my school's poetry club. I didn't really expect to write anything: You know it's strange A poem about love Never comes...
    UnbalancedHero UnbalancedHero 16-17, M Apr 11

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    all I want to do is scream. all I want to do is to let go. all I want is to go back to who I used to be. I may have been demented but at least I was strong. I may have been...
    Unknown012 Unknown012 18-21, F Apr 12

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    Flashbacks My yesteryears haunt my visions, Returning often enough to entrap me in a prison, Of scattered fragments of remembering what I sought only to forget, Shards of painful...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 14

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    I found a poem I wrote back in 2013. Silent Warriors In the dark harsh weather. In the bracken and heather. In the long howling night. Their howl last up to the first light...
    nightstar123 nightstar123 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    We Can This land they say it isn't free I know because they have taxed me It never ends a cycle who's path never bends I guess a slave we will always be? I see pain police...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F Apr 16

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    Like the winds of change flowing through the trees I can no longer feel your love for me.. your beautiful heart that would beat so strong Every time we would meet, is now heard...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 20

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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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Formatting for Kindle is tricky because users can set their own type styles and sizes. It is especially difficult for poetry formatting and some styles are just not possible. I...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 a week ago

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    Milady's Grave I no longer believe stone lays upon us a cold embrace. For to feel you once again I must lay beside your tomb... I am forced now, to believe that death now welcomes...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 1 Response Apr 15

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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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Thoughts Some people tell me I am too dreary, When I put down a rhyme, So I thought I would lighten up, Well maybe just this time. I will tell you about some other thoughts...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 6 Responses Apr 8

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    They Told Me, Well Tried. They told me I take life too seriously, so I made them laugh. They tried to say I had a learning disability, I haven't had a B, in over 5 years, and I...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I like to write one on the spot, so here goes nothing. Undesirable My heart sinks where it can not float I am being held by the throat I'll leave something less meaningful like a...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    All these thoughts Set to a swirling medley made for strolling madly. Let go... Fall into the void... Total, utter, surrender. Contemplation, rumination is my ruination. My ruined...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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