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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... >~<
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    .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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's all here contained within the sharp scratch from the bleeding quill torn from the wings of flightless dreams and dipped in fantasy's brimming well where expression is the...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    by: Rob Paquin Long dark locks Bewitching eyes Your beauty; Like the dawn A timeless clock An eternal sunrise Your visage drives me on Elegance of tone Symmetry in motion...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am the one, that we all are. A shining product of a fallen star. Not to be mistaken as the one we seek, A reflection of him, that tends the weak. Brought to see with Omniscient...
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    CRAYON ON THE WALL (c) 2015 by Edward York My memories never fail to flow, Back to when you were small; To toys scattered on the floor, And crayon on the wall. I remembered all...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    And as you looked into the window of my soul Your hot sour breath Fogged up the glass And you With pencils for fingers And breath like an eraser Covered and redrew everything...
    giventothewild giventothewild 18-21 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    4:15 I got my song and I'm writing my poetry Using 2 songs Badman torro torro mix Love me again -John Newman Life's great rn
    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7 13-15, M 19 hrs ago

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT (c) Edward York I sometimes write down words, Just to make you think. I create a feast meant for your mind, And invite you for a drink. The words I write aren...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Growling ferociously Whining harmlessly. Screaming like a Banshee Crying like there's no end. I stop talking to friends Friends stop talking to me. Days turn into weeks, Weeks...
    shadowsrain13 shadowsrain13 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Seal the euphoric polar opposite, it lies to me, it is only a defense tower against my authenticity. I am instead a horrid, violent being with much stigma to my past. At last after...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    MY SHIP (c) Edward York The little ship was barely moving, Against waves that splashed so strong. In an attempt to reach for safety, It had battled way too long. I stood...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Falling together All of my pieces Catching the light Like raindrops Surrendering to the need to fall Lining my silver On gentle, lamp lit streets In a glorious, quiet moment of...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Depressed More than an angry mess This feeling I must confess Or lack thereof Emptiness More is less Less is more I want you at my door Or to wake up on your floor Or to hold your...
    Personalstories Personalstories 18-21, M Jul 17

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    (Written as a song really) Sentences float across the page No meaning to be found Like thoughts they drift so aimlessly Cross the sheet on which they are bound Desperately trying...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Hey, I'm still kind of a novice poet. Let me know what you think of this piece Get Up Again Hug me and tell me everything is going to be ok Kidnap me from work and take me far...
    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I sit by a lake's shore well after midnight the full moon is beginning to set the shadows swirl around me holding me hostage there is no light all there is is darkness. Darkness...
    MysataMota MysataMota 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Everybody I encounter seems to go for mind numbing serious poetry which relies on the principle that the listener has to feel the same way in order to experience the same emotions...
    Roddy15 Roddy15 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have three videoclips of me reading some of my poetry on my youtube channel, please have a look :) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJ3V-L1z5nUPb-R2WHSjEA
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Looking Into My Heart... Looking into my heart, I wonder what you will see. You won't see Love and you won't see flowers. You won't see something pretty You will see...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 3

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    The goddess of my world. I'm trapped between pages and underneath words. your beauty, your love, your warmth is a breath of fresh air to my lungs. It breathes new life into a story...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 1 Response Jul 3

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    AN OLD MAN’S FLAG (c) 2015 by Edward York. The old man sat on his porch each day, As he rocked away in his chair. And the flag that he always proudly flew, Was waving ripples in...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 6 Responses Jul 2

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    im no good at it, i'll find a different hobby :(
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F Jul 1

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    It's an old one: Life goes on. My mind is dead, My passion gone. I have stopped, But life goes on. Glad I dont feel that way anymore ^^
    SlaveInTraining21 SlaveInTraining21 18-21, M Jul 1

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    My little shorty. Years since i last saw him Years since i accost him last. I used to give him my time, my love and my heart. Never once did he welcome, did he even acknowledge...
    mitsuki88 mitsuki88 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    2206 Days 2206 days Thats how long its been I cant talk about you though 7 years its been It hurts so much Deep within But i hide the pain away The cuts stay unseen Your...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Jul 1

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    The masks, We all put them on. Sometimes they'll smile, Sometimes they'll frown. But we all have masks, We put on. Either to hide the pain, or to just act OK.
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Lonely girl at a table with an empty chair shivers as cold fingers strokes through her hair She's at a café at the end of an unknown street where the only sounds are the echoes...
    Xenox Xenox 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Running wild, Running free. I can't breathe, I can't see. Speaking fierce, Speaking loud. This fire's burning, It's burning proud. No rules...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Jun 30

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