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I Used to Write Poetry

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .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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    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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    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 haven't found the inspiration

    for a poem in a while... >~<
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Apr 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    SHE MAKES ME SMILE She makes me smile, All the while. Like a Jack-o-Lantern, On Halloween. I'm gonna split a seam. She makes me smile. Like the Cheshire cat, From ear to ear...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    GODDESS OF THE MOON Her love is like the Moon. Shinning brightly down on the surface of my soul. Glowing beautifully in the sky of my heart. Moving smoothly across the...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    Another old poem. Seems to be relevant right about now. LOOK WHAT YOU DO TO ME Three in the morning, An' I haven't slept a wink. Look what you do to me. All I can do is lay here...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    This is a recent poem, 2006. STATUS “UNKNOWN” Shuffled like bureaucratic paperwork From desk to desk Status "UKNOWN" Second hand clothes Second hand love Second hand child...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    June 2015 You've got me thinking that I'm going insane That what I say is crazy, wrong, and in vain I never meant to offend you, but thought I would be weak To see the signs in...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    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 14 hrs ago

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    Storm Dark spaces inside my head Take over my mind when you Go on your tirades You yell and scream You accuse me of breaking Promises to change. You act as if I'm a monster...
    ConfusedWife318 ConfusedWife318 31-35, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Frostbite You see me as the enemy and shut me down Your words are bombs Insults exploding inside my heart I hear the crash over and over again Ages after the devastation You...
    ConfusedWife318 ConfusedWife318 31-35, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Do you really think I couldn't see right through your fake facade? You made us both like equals, we are both just as flawed. Did you think I couldn't hear you right through your...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    With Every Word Could a spider be more than size Slander be more than lies Could statues be more than stone A king be worth more than his throne They think when it doesn't hurt...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    THE GIFT OF TIME(c) 2015 Edward YorkThe little hands I held today,Brought to my face a smile.And any troubles I may have had,Left me for a while.Even though you are short right now...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Breaking point I am not invincible Though I thought I was Turns out I have a breaking point I guess everyone does Hers is the stress Of pleasing everyone His is the pain...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey! There's a great poetry sharing website called www.poetfreak.com just saying :)
    emslife emslife 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    COMING CHANGE (c) 2015 Edward York I stood at the clearing between the trees, And stared out at the lake. The orange glow that was reflecting there, Made me glad I was awake. The...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/voices-1.aspx
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/somewhere-in-between.aspx
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    The Writer April 13th, 2012 Deep concentration pulls words from thin air, an arm connects thoughts with actions, forming something that was once not there gripping firmly the...
    Thethinkeracrossthewater Thethinkeracrossthewater 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Fellow poets will get this: I hate it when someone looks at a depressing piece of poetry and are like: 'are you okay? You sound really sad...' It takes all of my restraint not to...
    AReadingWriter AReadingWriter 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I write poetry Its from the heart and about my life experiences, I dont care that its a little dark at times but there is also some light
    lightatendoftunnel lightatendoftunnel 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I've been writing poetry for over a year now. It started when I first read The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. One of the first poems I wrote was actually based off of The Raven, and...
    actasagod actasagod 16-17, M Aug 9

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    I tried to post this under a new group called "I shouldn't be allowed to write poetry", but I guess you can't make your own experience on the app? Anyway...I thought this up...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    Anyone know how to get poetry published in the UK???
    rose0087 rose0087 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    You are my sadness. I keep you with me, where no one can see... Just how long it's been. You are my poetry. A poem I can't seem to finish. Just one clumsy line spilling into...
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 3

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