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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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 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 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 1 Response Dec 30, 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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    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 haven't found the inspiration

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My Undying Love For Thee Thou hast long departed indeed from my life With the one solemn longing to be thy wife My undying love for thee I never showed A true modest farewell thou...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    what passes as poetry? words that an amateur writer forces into stanzas.
words that a confused teenager scribbles into their lit textbook.
words that a social worker whispers...
    1musicloverever 1musicloverever 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    What do you think about when you can't sleep. It seems like you want to think of everything all at once. Your plans, your goals, your past, your debt, what will you have for lunch...
    soccerjoe07 soccerjoe07 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I will always love you, Remember that. You can push me away, but I'll always come back. you can deny your desire and say it can't be, but I won't let the walls come between you...
    fallinlovewithcaliforniagirl fallinlovewithcaliforniagirl 26-30, M 6 days ago

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        this poetry called ,, <<<< MY SECRET LOVE >>..... THIS IS 4 YOU ....... you know who you are ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...............i sat down beside you...
    ladysaya ladysaya 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days 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 a week 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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 21

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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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    The Crazies As i try to fall asleep I start counting tiny sheep Im going crazy So sleep deprived I think I'm slowly Loosing my mind Purple clouds Up in the sky I never can seem...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Long, long day has passed and night unfurls it's raven banner across the sky. As each tiny light doth wink into life, mine eyes are o'er filled with wonder still. As a child doth...
    SlideSquare SlideSquare 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Near or far, Or merely believe, Absurdly dreaming Past your leave. Grains of silence scarcely torment, My nether flower, My sacrament. And dearly I will never know thee; Dearly I...
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M Jul 11

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    does true love really exist what is true love how does true love feel when will true love come my way yes true love is real true love feels amazing true love will find its way to...
    Airin1987 Airin1987 26-30, M Jul 11

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    does true love really exist what is true love how does true love feel when will true love come my way yes true love is real true love feels amazing true love will find its way to...
    Airin1987 Airin1987 26-30, M Jul 11

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    Beauty has no bounds, when it comes to you Simply ravishing, oh the things I would do Just to walk in his shoes. He's a man not worthy of such a gem, Every time I look at you, I...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    If only I could light this ember into a flame. If only I could drown this hatred in your name. If only the sea could swallow all and leave nothing the same, I would will it. To...
    KaiViolet KaiViolet 22-25, M Jul 10

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    Time and time again... Heart the sirens as they pass.. And I swear it feels so familiar, but it hardly ever lasts. Now your drugs are killing me and I'm messed up in my mind...
    KaiViolet KaiViolet 22-25, M Jul 10

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    Part of me disagree's with what or how life's treating me.I don't understand baby, who am I to say that this is right?...or wrong, paint me a picture of vivid seas.Some things are...
    Peaceloveflowerchild Peaceloveflowerchild 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Hello I'd like your opinion on this poem and yes it's sexual but it's very intimate and special to me. I'd like to hear what you think about it. Pulling you closer even when you...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Chasing the sunset Trying to forget How to feel Hoping to heal Living day to day Slowly drifting away
    painsurvivor painsurvivor 36-40, M Jul 10

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    I spread my arms wide... like wings I see feathers white ... you see something different something different from who i truly am I am free... I soar above the mountain tops you...
    snow33 snow33 26-30, F Jul 10

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