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I Used to Write Poetry

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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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    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 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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    .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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I haven't found the inspiration

    for a poem in a while... >~<
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Apr 24, 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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    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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    Up and down, round and round Life keeps dealing blows No time to recover in between Or time to climb up from the lows But still I will power through Fighting all the way to the...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    As I was walking with my dog last Sunday distracted by scenery and questions of life my eyes stumble upon the one that one day one day I hope becomes my wife. Her eyes were two...
    YetAnotherStoic YetAnotherStoic 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Hide and seek It's yet another day passing by, yet another human walking past me. More days go by and the sun keeps playing hide and seek. Like it is toying with me. Oh how life...
    pr1nc3ss97 pr1nc3ss97 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Who am I kidding? Two weeks have spanned since I saw you last, And I almost have come to believe That I'm no longer at the mercy of my pointless crush, No longer my heart do I...
    lonelyheart807 lonelyheart807 41-45, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Did you watch the sun go down that day With the village children praying Did you hear them calling out your name For to save them from the slaying Did you watch the day turn into...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 11 hrs ago

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    If we made love, How would it be? Your hands on my body, Stroking me. Your lips on my breasts, My stomach and thighs. Joy in my heart, With loud happy sighs. The thing that I...
    TallaLily TallaLily 51-55, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    A bird's high-pitched shriek And then a profound silence Nature's haiku
    hardballz hardballz 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Looking Into My Heart... Looking into my heart, I wonder what you will see. You won't see Love and you won't see flowers. You won't see something pretty You will see...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    The goddess of my world. I'm trapped between pages and underneath words. your beauty, your love, your warmth is a breath of fresh air to my lungs. It breathes new life into a story...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    AN OLD MAN’S FLAG (c) 2015 by Edward York. The old man sat on his porch each day, As he rocked away in his chair. And the flag that he always proudly flew, Was waving ripples in...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    My little shorty. Years since i last saw him Years since i accost him last. I used to give him my time, my love and my heart. Never once did he welcome, did he even acknowledge...
    mitsuki88 mitsuki88 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Message me and I will send you some of mine! I write darker than some others!
    LayWithFate LayWithFate 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    WRITING I have written down the words I’ve thought, And arranged them on the page. I have created characters to write about, And described their looks and age. I have created...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    Am I the only one who writes better stories when have a lot of feelings usually sadness? Btw I would be glad if u check up my stories and novels on Wattpad if ur interest ask me...
    Romitri657 Romitri657 13-15, F Jun 21

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    I'm not good at talking to ppl rlly so I used to Wright poetry to get my feelings out
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F Jun 20

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    I write tons of poems, quotes and inspirational things. I have been writing since I was a kid. I share some of them in the group someone made called I Love To Write.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Jun 20

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    As father's Day approaches I was inspired to write this. MY DAD Sometimes occasions come our way, Inspiring memories good and bad. The occasion that is now close at hand, Brings...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 18 Responses Jun 18

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    Am I just crazy? We can just agree to disagree. I think if I were a daisy in a field of sunflowers, you'd pick me. I don't think I'd like to be a flower though, I'd hate to...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I write a few poems, mostly it's inspired by love. I don't know if I should post it here because experienceproject is not a poetry wesite.
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    You're Gone I can usually drink you right off of my mind But I miss you tonight I can normally push you right out of my heart But I'm too tired to fight I can normally sleep at...
    marshmel marshmel 16-17, F Jun 12

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    WHAT I FOUND I have had a chance to look at life, And examine all around, Looking for some guiding rules, And this is what I found. Never speak to someone in anger, And never...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 11 Responses Jun 11

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    I thought this one came out nicely. Memory 13 We called it the spiderweb A dome shaped jungle gym From which I hung Every day I hung inside Watching the other children Run on my...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F Jun 11

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    Broken Mirror Take me, lover. Take all of my fractured pieces and place them on the silky sheets of our bed. I don’t want to cut you with my crystalline tears and I don’t...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F Jun 11

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    Broken Teacups I remember that look in my mom’s eyes, tearlessly sad, like a grey day without rain. On the floor, piecemeal and shattered, her fragile teacup now broken. Thirty...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F Jun 10

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