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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 haven't found the inspiration

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

    Do so many people actually write poetry, looking at their experiences? It's kind of hard to believe, man.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Broken Glass Mirrors I am a shy mental mute Who rarely ever likes to distribute my feelings And as if being different was bad enough I was an outcast I still have red marks and...
    GlassMirrors GlassMirrors 16-17 Mar 5

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    The Dizzyness: Looking back I see our Family The way we used to be The love and empathy It's crazy The dream went on Going day by day But what hurts is what we never got to say...
    SwiftMoonRising SwiftMoonRising 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I was good for awhile, I really was.. But then I started thinking of everything we were. We used to be the best of friends. Now I feel like we were never close at all. Even in...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 3

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    My leather wings have grown so large. Sharpened horns make me ready to charge. Though I've decided to let you leave. It doesn't mean I put my heart on my sleeve. Because I no...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Perfection Why are we so obsessed with perfection? We're all gonna be old in the end. Even if we don't die old, we'll still look tired & used. Everyone gets abused, in their own...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 10

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    Words. Words, what are they? Are they sweet like a kiss from a baby? Are they like swords used to slay? Are they honest like the change from rain to shine? Cold like a winters sky...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    WORDS Sometimes it is better not to utter a word, And just open your ears up instead. For often we learn more by holding our tongue, And listen to what others have said. You...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 13

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    LOST It happened many years ago, And though not gone away, Time helps memories fade a bit, With each new passing day. I was very young and wasn’t used, To all of life’s...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    What a fool I was By me What a fool I was you see, To think this land was truly free. As the darkness threatens to consume me, Smoke and fire's all I see. Close your eyes, open...
    cleone25 cleone25 18-21, T Mar 18

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    MY FATHER’S HANDS My father’s hands, were strong and firm, But also rough as well. He used them for the work he did, And you could always tell. You could see the calluses...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    You were inhumed suspended in space surrounded by murky, fertile soil the nursery for a growth that was at once a flowering garden a verdant forest a steaming jungle but always...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Entered this one for a contest. I hope I can get a Honorable Mention at the least. Lonesome Cries and Deafening Shatters Angels dressed in pure white petals Fly me lightly in...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    There's great truth in poetry disguised as sex and sex disguised as poetry.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Poetry is how we say to the world, and to each other, "I am here." I talk about poetry as a way to document the world and our common experiences, to say what needs to be said in a...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I find myself saying things in conversation that could be mistaken as poetry. For example, I was talking to someone, and I randomly typed this out of nowhere. "Have you ever looked...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Poetry is taking an ache and making it sing
    SLdF SLdF 18-21, F Mar 10

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    This is not my usual poetry.. This is me being raw before I explode. Enough. Leave me in peace. How can you expect me to like you when you unknowingly fractured my own ability...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I'll make you a man l'll write you a song I'll breathe you in deep I won't do you wrong Trust me baby Because I'm not her I'm much more honest I'm much more pure
    Beccabug98 Beccabug98 16-17, F Mar 5

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    I don't write poems often... But I put all my heart into it when I do.. It's intense
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    What Would You Do: I'm finding it harder to hide in myself. Things I wouldn't say keep escaping my mouth. I'm afraid I'll slip & say it out loud. I'm not even sure if i have the...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I just reconnected with a friend on here who always told me I should write a song, well I haven't done that haha, but I have written a few poems, and I would like to share one with...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    '' J '' I don't know you, I don't know the way you smile, the echoes of your laughter, at the corner of my ears - reasoning like old vanishing memories. I don't know the way...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My child do not mistake the way his hungry eyes feast upon your flesh as a message from his soul professing love to you. Do not mistake his eagerness to be with you when the...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F Mar 3

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    This overwhelming comfortable numbness... From love and drugs for me I can't tell the difference it's the exact same comforting... Makes you see the whole world for what it is, of...
    JustBeYourSelff JustBeYourSelff 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm feeling so lost, feeling so out of sync thought this was over when you walked out on me but I lie awake at night and drink 12 cups of coffee a day I numb myself with sarcasm to...
    avabellaforb avabellaforb 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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