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I Used to Write Poetry

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    "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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    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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    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 haven't found the inspiration

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

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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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    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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    Yea I write poetry that all I can ever do make me feel like am dreaming words come and go so I kinda smile a little because it my feeling inside and some time trying to hid. I...
    lovemariefrance lovemariefrance 13-15, F Aug 2

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    Some people here seem to believe they write poetry just because they write sentences with words that rhyme...lol...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I write poetry every now and then
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Anyone else like to write poetry?x
    JaixxNinexx JaixxNinexx 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I love to write poetry it's my way of expressing myself <3
    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Poetry is a momentary escape from reality...get in touch with your emotions and write what you feel. poetry is lyrics from the soul
    thequ3enpree thequ3enpree 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Too much poetry floods the soul,covers all within the expanse of my being,overflowing into empty rooms. Poetry flooding my anger,poetry flooding my pain. Poetry seeping out of my...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Oh Brain Oh Brain Concentrate! I have to concentrate. This is important, this poem. A poem about poetry. I have to do this, I CAN do this. Oh, look, a butterfly! I love butterflies...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M Aug 21

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    Oh hail rain You give me immense pain I cry out in pain Your drops makes my heart go bdob and i have to admit i write bad poetry
    usernameunavailabletrylater usernameunavailabletrylater 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I've been trying to redo this and I think it's alright suicide and misery walk hand in hand as daylight fades.. scattered dreams with shattered hope but they don't care for they...
    kieth1994 kieth1994 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Us Once upon a time there was "Us" but now we are an obscure entity that once was and will always be in the compounds of my mind manfesting itself as unwanted memories or a...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Your heart's been shattered Your dreams we're too But let me take you And fix everything To make things be The way they used to -me
    Timothy4321 Timothy4321 18-21, M Aug 8

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    Hi my name is Bones and my favorite thing to do is live inside my mind. I used to know the answer to that question but it's the only way I know how to pass the time. Like clockwork...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F Aug 14

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    Astro-Logic: My Stars & Garters Part 1 of 12Sittin here wishin somebody woulda told me thatmy livin' and my learin' would be so driven by the zodiac.If somebody woulda' sold me...
    ManEStylez ManEStylez 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    We are reduced to words like angel and sweetheart because all intimacy is lost. All the closeness has faded.The house has changed. The locks replaced until we can no longer find...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    For quite some time It's been unlike this For once I've realized My undying wish To be loved and to love Not but just a dream I have seen much life Where there used to be screams...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F Aug 19

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    No matter how far apart it was for you and I We always made sure that we would see the same night sky We would look up above, staring into the twilight Believing that together our...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    The Poet My hand is seized, as if by a Power, Words flow forth, from places unknown, A plane of pure Language, a Dimension, The message deep in my soul is sown. When I summon the...
    bigmacintosh22 bigmacintosh22 22-25, M Aug 6

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    Romantic Death I saw Death in the Face That was after I saw Stars-- Upset was I at the disgrace That He shall meet with pallid interest An image of God, or whatsoever they say(who...
    MalumGreal MalumGreal 18-21 Jul 29

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    All the poetry I see here is sad. Not all of it has to be sad.
    alysssaa alysssaa 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Not really here. I'm not here , but I'm not even there. I guess one could presume I was floating on the outskirts of existence? I did not write to confuse, I simple wrote to...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F Aug 2

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    People don’t understand poetry these days They take everything so literally; When words are meant to be expressive and complex, they take them at face value, depriving them of...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    ***DISCLAIMER *** I'm in no way good at writing poetry and haven't done so in some time. I wrote this back in grade 8. My teacher handed it back asking me to be more clear with my...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But, in poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Franz...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Aug 8

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    My professor asked us to write a terrible poem as an exercise to learn about how NOT to write. Gimme your thoughts on this. It's either really terrible, or actually kind of...
    MediPhil MediPhil 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    correct, and this one time my random poetry turned into a book lol... i believe i'm still the only one who actually love its content after spending some money for it XD
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    I Am What I Am #2 I am true. I may be a fake smile, but I am real. I have a real beating heart that loves until it is forced to hate. I admit that I do hate, even though it is...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I want so badly to write beautifully how I feel But that’s the thing My feelings aren’t beautiful They’re ugly Down to the core, much like my love for you; It is a bitter...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Was tired of being sad,can barely stand Tired of getting mad of hiding my deppression as I forced smiles and pretend to laugh behide torn skin wore my scars as a protective mask...
    mattyboyyx mattyboyyx 22-25, M Aug 7

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    The 'Whisperers'. The Whisperers are here. They're ready to strike, they have your name on their list, they're ready to bite. The Whisperers have arrived, they've seen your...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Does anybody else feel like when they write, the words just seem to spill out onto the page, sometimes you don't even need to think all that hard... And when you look back at what...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    This is not a poem, but a question. I can't help but notice that lots of poems here are kind of dark and full of angst... For those of you who write that way, what is it about...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    The Calligraphy PenThere is a pen I like to usewhen my mind is flying with thoughts of younay...these are the times a pencil just won't donor a Bic, nor a laptop, nor glittery glue...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    11:03 AM, it's about time I get out of bed, it's about time I get out of my head, The voices begin, but there's one question that won't reprimand. "What am I worth?" I can fix...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    There’s a window in my head That only I can see It is the gate way to my fantasy There I am a hero, master and king I am capable of doing anything When I dwell there the world...
    melbourneonly melbourneonly 46-50, M