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I Used to Write Poetry

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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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    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

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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 would love to be inspired enough to write

    again, only this time it wouldn't be so dark. ;)
    writerchic writerchic 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    .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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    Related Experiences

    Some people here seem to believe they write poetry just because they write sentences with words that rhyme...lol...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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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
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F Aug 28

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    FEAR When i have to write a song it will be for you love of my life love that gives redemption love that leave all fear. When i have to talk about you I,LL TALK YOU SINCERE no...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    As The World Rhymes: A True Story of A Man That Rhymes by: Rob Paquin I've been rhyming a real long time. Hell, it goes all the way back to my formative years when I was writing...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    6ft Below By: myusername22 We used to be so close. You used to hold me like a little boy who had just found the fastest HotWheels car at Walmart. Do you remember me the way I...
    myusername22 myusername22 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    This is the rough-draft notes of a poem from the stream of conscious of my oldest kid, he's 11 and autistic. It can only be an attempt to understand his flow of thoughts and...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Where is my daddy Why isn't he here It's not that he didn't want to be It's not that he didn't care Someone took his life Before he seen mine Maybe if my dad was here I would...
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    The empty cup There is a gilded tea cup That sits on a benchtop bare It is covered in pink rose vines Loved by the one who placed it there Beneath the rim there is a strain Her...
    faerylight faerylight 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    ~Patience~ There was this girl, i used to talk to So far away now, That I could not walk to See her face, her smile, or tears She could have been mine throughout the years One of...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 Aug 28

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    This is a sonnet, as requested by my former English teacher, Mr McCabe, for my poems tend to be quite long. -The gift- I give you my heart, Is what the gift said, Before he...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 29

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    I used to hear your voice echoing in my ears Even late at night And I could taste you on the tip of my tongue Sometimes you were bitter Your fingerprints stained across the surface...
    Roseandrea Roseandrea 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Life of Toilet Paper My life started out from a cottonwood tree. I was cut down and chip up into small pieces. You had me shipped to a paper mill. I was then dumped into a big...
    icicle001 icicle001 36-40, M Sep 4

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    Remember the girl, the girl you would see Did you think for the second it would be me The pretty young flower just waiting to bloom She had become the servant of moon The happy...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    http://youtu.be/SV8tKxPbLAcThe Power in One FingerA finger pointed toward the skyAnd said the biggest word ever.In Italian it said “look” or “behold”Or...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Aug 28

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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 Aug 28

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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 2 Responses Aug 28

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    follow my poetry instagram l.x.ghtning
    kkkeeennnzzz kkkeeennnzzz 13-15, F Sep 4

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    I do a lot of freestyle writing that I depict as 'dark poetry' open your minds. Let me know what you think please ----- Interlude: food for thought It's not always how you...
    Coranpharel Coranpharel 18-21, M Sep 4

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    " why hurt yourself when you can express yourself through poems, wouldnt it be amazing when people gives good respond to your poem? " That is what i said to myself when i started...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F Sep 6

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    Too many people are in hailing the toxins.Too many sheep are hypnotize & not watchin. Diseases are made to destroy what they can't kill.You gotta pay attention to what's fake...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Semi Finalist in the National Amateur Poetry contest (': wish me luck? (x
    JustAnotherReflection JustAnotherReflection 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Aug 23

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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 Aug 25

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    Seeing past the silver gaze of a certain gale, the wind recognizes truth in it's entirety. Waiting and listening to the hum you realize what you thought was a tsunami wasn't quite...
    KaiViolet KaiViolet 18-21, M Aug 26

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    I write music. Lyrics are poems! You can listen to my new album here: Stevenmartinez.bandcamp.com
    Mtinezz Mtinezz 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am trying to craft love But my fingers are broken My hands are burned I still smell charred flesh From when I held her When she burned too hot The pen writes But the ink misses...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M Sep 3

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    A story told of new and old lives connected, then unfold a man, a woman, not lovers yet meeting by fate on the internet. they share their fantasies as passion builds telling...
    Bri50 Bri50 46-50, M Sep 5