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I Used to Write Poetry

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 haven't found the inspiration

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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    ¨My black and white muse I feel sorry that i did not love you But i did not But love itself¨ I ¨write¨ and love poetry indeed, but not to materialize my feelings or to lull my...
    JosueOA JosueOA 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I sufficate you like a fire without oxygen, Yet I am as gentle as a mother is toward her baby. And when your body goes limp I will feel guilt. For you have done the same to...
    emoHeartsDieWithMe emoHeartsDieWithMe 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I write poetry in booksie and I posted this one a while ago and I thought maybe you guys would want to see it http://www.booksie.com/other/poetry/highlights/like-an-eagle
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I love to write poetry so anyone who needs a song message me. I write many types of poems
    SELIMebrahim SELIMebrahim 13-15, M Jul 20

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    Hey everyone :D my name is Zanna I'm 16 and love to write poetry ! this is a poem i wrote called sunrise Sunrise A twist of blood in the sky A cascade of colours Ready to die...
    zannahuth zannahuth 16-17, F Jul 19

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    I used to, when I was in a really bad place. That was about 10 or 11 years ago and I had lost the notebook where I wrote it all. I found it online, on a site where I used to post...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Don't you remember me Don't you have those memories Don't pretend you can't hear my cries Don't smother me with your lies You have chained my hands But my mouth is open wide I see...
    justfailedlife justfailedlife 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    I understand why I can't make friends 
I can’t have friends
Not allowed to have friends
I’m not suitable for them Yes I’m the idiot who does anything for them
I try...
    Incognit05 Incognit05 22-25, F Jul 6

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    To some i am a teacher a man wise beyond what is seen . To some i am a son, Brother ,comrade even Preacher . To most I am a mystery a question within an answer . To many i am...
    Aniceguyforyou Aniceguyforyou 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I used to think I set a fire In your eyes but I've Learned that was just The reflection of the One you set in mine Light began to grow In the darkest parts of my mind You were...
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I wrote most of my poetry between the ages of fourteen and twenty-two with a spurt in my late thirties. Every now and then a new poem emerges. As I've mentioned elsewhere I've...
    jazm60 jazm60 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Poetry is good Poetry is fun I like writing poetry But I'm not very good at it
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jul 8

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    Hey everyone! I write a poetry blog! Check it out: www.punkprockpericaliya.wordpress.com
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F Jul 19

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    What do I want from you...... Seems to be the question that crosses my mind more than yours, I cant help but to think and look at my open sores. I wish you could take back all the...
    Tyrdofjusgetnby Tyrdofjusgetnby 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    but as the seasons changed, so did you. this unfamiliar person, that I'm not used to. what happened to the days, when you said you'd be there? the days I know, you actually cared...
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I'm a poet from Leeds and I want to be heard so you better hear me LOUD and CLEAR, I ain't leaving till my emotions are put into words like I'm riding a bike or flying a kite when...
    immyn123 immyn123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Some days I wish I could go back in time. The truth is, I miss you. There are times when I dream of the way things used to be. In these dreams I feel your warm embrace again; I...
    asterinight asterinight 31-35, F Jul 8

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    I used to think writing was stupid. Until I realized that writing helps relieve the pain, even if just for a moment. Every poem I have written is about a different emotion that I...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Paranoid Thoughts- Memories cloud my mind/ Everyone believes that I'm fine/ Under this mask it hurts/ I've tried everything from drugs to home remedies and nothing seems to work...
    shadyxgboo shadyxgboo 16-17, M Jul 17

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    I know I wrote this awhile ago, actually on my birthday haha 😄😆 Untitled Sometimes I roam the earth, Wondering who I really am, And if I truly feel what I am feeling...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Little children play out on the field Little children used as human shields "Look mommy there goes a plane" Mothers trying to keep them sane Ecstatic, excited, exposed in the air...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    if time would be still Can i just have one day to steal? To have that day, for us to be together To have that moment that will never wither? I want to feel that day.. that very...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F Jul 19

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    The color of Hailey is despair. It cries a flooding river. Screams no words, but feelings. Feels only pain. Follows no meaningful rhyme. This is not poetry, but escape from reality...
    Ohhailey Ohhailey 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    IN RESPONSE TO nybooks.com (on Poetry of Madness): When a psychotic speaks he speaks with absolute precision and having chosen a word to precisely convey his thought that...
    NameWitheldToo NameWitheldToo 70+ 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Phhhharp wAaaaaarmp Tatata Riiiiiiiip Phhhhhharp ------the sound of a fart (in poetry form)
    mcfartcloud mcfartcloud 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I been writhing book now for the last 5 years I think poetry is the best way to let a women to the real u
    Kocaine Kocaine 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    The color of Kelly is despair. It cries a flooding river. Screams no words, but feelings. Feels only pain. Follows no meaningful rhyme. This is not poetry, but escape from reality...
    httpKelly httpKelly 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Here is one example of my poetry. Probably one of my shortest poems. Follow me on Instagram @the_fadd
    maddyshay maddyshay 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I like poetry It's cool Sometimes it rhymes But it never makes sense Refrigerator
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jul 8

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    I'm here I am your dear friend. I'm always here for you. If you need a shoulder to cry on, I'm here. I'll stand for you. I don't care if you think you're ugly I'll stand next to...
    ShadowTheDark ShadowTheDark 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Form of poetry/rap it's a tragedy a pretty girl looking so raggedy this ain't a pitty party don't say what happen to me cause what happen to you won't happen to me I can...
    Cocomo24 Cocomo24 16-17, M Jul 17

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    I love writing poetry. I find it soothing and therapeutic. This poem is for anyone who has lost someone they love and now a piece of their heart is in heaven. To My Heart In...
    ceckybonkle ceckybonkle 26-30, F Jul 18

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    Hello! I've had a poetry blog for about to years now, it's mostly free verse with a few short stories and opinionated article thrown in. Check it out: www.punkrockpericaliya...
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Hey ep people :) I've been writing a poetry blog for about 2 years now, and it would mean the world to me if anyone here checked it out: www.punkrockpericaliya.wordpress.com
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F Jul 21

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