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I Used to Write Poetry

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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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 haven't found the inspiration

    for a poem in a while... >~<
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Apr 24, 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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    .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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 30, 2014

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    The Window Pain High heels,

    tap tap tapping, cars whooshing, kids laughing All these things, come to haunt me, through the window pain Busses struggling, up the hill, whining down, later still All have come, just to haunt me, through the window pain Light off, sitting staring, at the...
    charnwood charnwood 61-65 Nov 19, 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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    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 write poetry, yes this is true. Here is one that is brand new! First LegStyle Poem of Twenty Fifteen, Follow the link to where it can be seen! http://legstyle.blogspot.com/2015...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M Jan 1

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    I write poetry to deal with loneliness and insecurity and my poems, although simple, will put anyone in a deep pit of sucky ickyness.
    krickets krickets 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I write poetry, this is true. From the looks of it, so do all of you! My favorites are limericks, I've written a few! If you'd like to read them, vist here legstyle.blogspot.com...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M Jan 10

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    Dawn, a metallic smell rampaged through the quiet hall; downstairs a cry slaughtered the air, electric eyes rolled back a form of white. They rushed the day in pairs, greeting...
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I haven't written anything for years, but I used to write quite a lot of poetry
    Tdirish Tdirish 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's been a very long time since I've written any poetry and it wasn't that great, in my opinion. The poem I'm about to share was written a good 5+ years ago. It was my last and...
    1forHIM 1forHIM 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    A child of the Holocaust I used to play in the front garden Mimicking the bumblebees Skinning my knees And making mud pies with my sister We’d laugh and fight and dig...
    TheOneWhoComesAndGoes TheOneWhoComesAndGoes 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Thoughts I often try to write my thoughts I do that all the time. And in the course of doing that, I often make them rhyme. The format used don’t matter much, It’s the...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    "Bench warmer" I'm sitting on the bench of life, Watching it all go by, No significance to others, Just a bench warmer. I'm expendable, Used until I'm no longer needed, A...
    usarmyrangers usarmyrangers 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I love to write song lyrics and poetry.
    poetically poetically 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I once heard a soundIt came as quick as the nightSunset down behind the lightAnd there I found something not rightA heartA beatLaying beside my feetI saw a chance to fix it upTo...
    Brokenvegetable Brokenvegetable 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    "We've all been there, honey." On the tile floor of your bathroom, broken down crying, slit wrists bleeding out your pain, your head between your knees begging "God, please... take...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    She believed in right and wrong Yeah she stayed strong She used to have chats with her brain Nah she wasn't insane She created her own site Replaced the blackness with white She...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    "Sinner, Sinner, I Don't Miss You" You were Supposed to be The one Who would save me. I fought So hard For you-- Don't you see The scars I left Upon my heart? Don't you...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter 16-17, F Jan 9

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    Sweet perfection beating in my chest A modesty so pure and true I want to kiss you under the sheets and tell you that you're beautiful to me. I dream about your midnight eyes...
    Speranza27 Speranza27 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    Sitting in my bed kinda sick thinking about the things I usually avoid thinking about like life, death , and what comes after I almost see fire in my future chapter . In a sense I...
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Jan 21

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    Above the scarlet oceans, above the crimson sands, I stand high upon divinity, and witness the fate of tortured lands. Fires burning to the West, heaped bodies to the East, cities...
    Abufihamat Abufihamat 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ladder of Dope Its every person for himself, step on &step up kind of world. Thats what we are are taught, at the thought our lips become curled. At first until it hurts, until...
    BeautifullyWrecked BeautifullyWrecked 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Wingless Bird Wingless bird i give to you my secrets to be free from this world. I can not grant you the freedom you deserve. For i am a mere mortal with limits and concerns. But...
    BeautifullyWrecked BeautifullyWrecked 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    In my free time I love to read and write. Seems like for me I've been to hell and back. Sometimes I don't know how to express myself to other people so I love to write it out. I...
    Rooknightingale43 Rooknightingale43 16-17, F Jan 12

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    I have been told that free writing is a joke, poetry has to rhyme. Absolute nonsense! I'm not going to limit my writing just because my thoughts don't rhyme. That completely...
    missdevilina missdevilina 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I'm so happy to find a forum to put up my poetry and meet with people who will appreciate it, thanks....
    gingerstone gingerstone 31-35, M Jan 10

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    Conversation with Jack Shrapnel scars, like you just stumbled into [okay, what's less bitter than isolation?] Seclusion. And God, does it feel good. However, there's only so...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Write about your experience Now life its just a picture and love its just a word And first and second its always there but some times there's a third And then for one there will...
    maleuk52 maleuk52 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I want to write, But I'm not that bright, Words are a fight. I know what I want To say Or do I? I know what I feel But is it real? Or is it just What meets the eye? I want to...
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    wishes I wish you had never told me that you wanted to kill everyone who ever hurt me. I wish you had never made me feel that I never wanted you to understand what you did to me. I...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    "Alien Warpaint" Wow this is vivid ******* brightness dude! I feel like I should be wearing alien warpaint. Everything is beauty in the vivid existing nothingface. Everything is...
    WhatIsMu WhatIsMu 26-30, M Jan 14

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    STAINED IN FAULT I now write in red as if it were the blood that runs thru my veins. The blood that shall soon soak thru the thick cloth upon my chest. The blood that shall soon...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    That Bloody Kiss When I let her into my heart she snuck in razor sharp teeth that she hid in her beautiful mouth Behind faithful lips that promised to chew and gnash Against...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    How you suppose to change if you not willing to bend? How the universe suppose to get your message if you write it but never hit send? Gotta understand you are the mean that...
    tantralad tantralad 22-25, M Jan 21