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I Used to Write Poetry

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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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    .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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    I haven't found the inspiration

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    I like to write poetry for those that I care about.
    kittyandawolf kittyandawolf 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    In the land of poetry commentary, you will encounter those who take poetry too lightly, and those who take poetry too seriously. The former will give you no real indication of...
    MarredMind MarredMind 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    A magical blessing The way they used to put me down It doesn't matter anymore I now know why I went through it My armour has grown stronger I now know that life is beautiful I...
    RomanticRainbow RomanticRainbow 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I am a very shy woman however I love to write erotic poetry
    sandeekean sandeekean 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I do write some poetry and some short stories, please have a look at some of it on my blog: godsadventureepic.blogspot.com , enjoy. :) 
    mar3sword mar3sword 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    ~When You Wish Upon A Star~ (Giving a new style a look see, so be patient, yet understanding) Edited** Seems to me here lately, and as of now.That my life is moving swiftly, and I...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 27

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    Hey sorry for the cynicism but I have written poetry since I was young as one of my many outlets for anxiety. Since high school I have become deeply depressed and suicidal (I tried...
    SadNugget SadNugget 16-17, M Oct 1

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    The turning tide. The seasons come the seasons go from blazing sun to freezing snow, but in between the days of change is something new, something strange. The summer days get...
    uncfred uncfred 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Diversity We would like to seem strange or different for show but that's just natural law. As I wait in the airport ready to fly my consciousness raises to the point of acension...
    KamtaMaat KamtaMaat 26-30, M Oct 10

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    Leave the curtain shut I prefer to be cut Off from the outside I needed you like the sunshine Fill my cup with the memory of you And us You and us You're all I ever needed I...
    angiede angiede 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Rise Grab your sword and rise Get out of your disguise Be bold don't break Its your heart at stake Know who you are You are not a fallen star Your experiences your blade Lions...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Bored - poem The clock is ticking Times passes by Footsteps back and forth in my house Step step step The sky is bright but a cool breeze outside my window My body is glued to my...
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Oct 10

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    Another poetry in Italian language I BUONI DAVVERO I buoni davvero non hanno un'ambizione, non hanno alcun sentiero, ma tutto, in bene o in male, è un'emozione. Non hanno mai...
    sogno63 sogno63 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    For Alexander. Wherever you are. You were the light In life you shined Radiant and bright. You could never see the beauty The beauty of your heart The beauty you brought To...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    JOKER Alas, here I am in my pointed shoes and my garish robes A jester I be But a fool But a clown The makeup hides my face And my act is far from over As I dance about the...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T 4 Responses Oct 4

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    To me poetry is the intricacy of painting pictures with words. Not always easy to do, but immensely satisfying when you accomplish it. I do it in Norwegian, and sometimes in...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    Hey! Poetry fans please read my work. I only have 2 poems so far one erotic and one not :) please read and critique Thanks http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/FierrrrceNadia/my...
    FierrrrceNadia FierrrrceNadia 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Light is fading on this lovely evening it is that feeling of something unsettling sets the sun with an orange hue and I miss you read my poetry had my coffee and cigarettes too but...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Bored - poem The clock is ticking Times passes by Footsteps back and forth in my house Step step step The sky is bright but a cool breeze outside my window My body is glued to my...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    If you can, write me a poem. If you can, give me a look, a word, one letter. If you can, tell me you’re all mine, tell me it wasn’t a joke, tell me a lie. If you can...
    ifyoucan ifyoucan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I wish on the moon hoping to see you soon. I read your messages growing weaker, I miss you so damn much, I'm such a thinker. I wonder if your listening when I whisper your name in...
    Pluviophile32 Pluviophile32 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Here is one I just helped a friend write. She said she was stuck and asked for my help. here is what she sent me: Well here it goes.....the slightest touch,the sensations! The...
    submissive19 submissive19 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I remember the way you said You'd spit on my grave If I ever succeeded The acid had left a trail on my tongue And I sat beneath the house On bare dirt with Curdled wrongs and...
    Faerylightinexile Faerylightinexile 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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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...
    meetme63 meetme63 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Before Before I can remember the love I shared Before I can remember for the ones that I cared Before the years of hate and love, was the years of grace and fun. Before a time...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Roads to Rome I am boarding the ‘Goodbye’ Train – going nowhere to anywhere Once there had been a great portion of me, wishing you’d be there Traveling mindlessly new...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 2 days ago

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    I wrote stories from my achizophrenic thinking. I have mild schizophrenia and write really Diffrent stories.
    TheDyingButterfly TheDyingButterfly 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My mind is poison, and my tongue a blade, swifts thoughts turned to words in a venomous raid. Provoke not my wit, intelligence and wisdom, for mentally annihilating is infamous in...
    Roninturnedmartyr Roninturnedmartyr 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Friday Haiku: 24 October a b c
    ArtConsumer ArtConsumer 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    I Dream: Slipping in between this world and the next, I awake to stream of colors. I see the universe, millions of stars, each a tiny spec. A unknown girl, I reach out to touch...
    BloodyYukihYou BloodyYukihYou 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    My county I care not for, I care for the ones in it. Long gone from this sinking ship I should have been, But she is within it! Her being is beautiful, to eyes of all man. Her...
    Enlightener Enlightener 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Non-believer I met a girl once. She shared a poem with me. It was about love and heart break. How she had hoped for a forever but was now left clinging to yesterday like a nun...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    FRIENDSHIPS: Friendships come and Friendships go, You can’t predict where they might lead. You cant’t tell whether they will fall apart, Or if they will succeed...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 hr ago

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