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I Used to Write Poetry

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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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    "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 18-21, F Oct 26, 2013

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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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    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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    .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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I write poetry. I love poetry(: I like the fact that you can write how you're feeling, that's it's calming, and entertaining. I write mostly dark poetry. I write love poems here...
    Ipromiseyou Ipromiseyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I write poetry I love it ... how you gently weave the words into a wonderful song that only you can hear ... I love poems and poetry I do I feel like it gets out all of my...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    The rambles of a lost and broken heart: My love eternity My love eternally..... .............................. Never start and end In my love...you exist. Something still keeps me...
    Roibeard Roibeard 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    From the Pa Gur yv y Porthur, the earliest written text to mention King Arthur, concerning the Knight that would later become Sir Kay: Prince of the plunder, The unrelenting...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Love, Can you feel that That hollowness, Is it eating you too? Are you thinking about me right now? I am and as I write this Hope u do too Call me, if u do too Will you at least...
    reluctantexplorer reluctantexplorer 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    This voices keep banging in my head Won't this sound stop , I 'll be dead Such tremendous. So piercing. Runs throught my ears gets to my lungs. Let me gasp the memory of that...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I like to write funny poetry like this limerick I made in class during the poetry unit AHEM. I once had a cat He looked like a rat I took him to school But he fell in a pool And...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm used to being rejected, Nearly used to being neglected, He said that he truly loved me but those feelings that he's projected, Doesn't amount to a thing. While sacrificing my...
    Mylette Mylette 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I don't even know if it is exactly poetry, it's more so just pretty sentences that I sometimes write.
    Manders27 Manders27 16-17, F Apr 3

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    "Twisted Smites." Surprised if nothing more, For nothing is near to enlightenment as I once thought was. Now it is darkness filled with laughter With the thrills of a fool...
    strivexwolf strivexwolf 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Creating Poetry is my only escape from a world that doesnt understand.... My words will tell you about my life and how **** it is. Poetry is the only escape....
    Callmedarvi Callmedarvi 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It is hard for me To take a chance Now takes a long time To be on a limb I don't know honestly Why I have made others Pay basically for another's sin Time I used to thinks...
    BAPhoto BAPhoto 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Sure my poetry is not great but I still make poetry but I keep it a secret because most of it is about my love and lust for my crushes.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 5

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    You left me that lingering kiss. You thought that was something I'd miss. I remember when you'd used to bring me to the bed; Only to find out that the soul that you were making...
    loveandhate7885 loveandhate7885 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The Folds of My Skin (or Middle Aged Musings) I am wondering if I will die a natural death or die before my time then wonder is death pre-ordained? Or is it a state we can direct...
    moongirl62 moongirl62 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Are you strong enough to be with me? Are you willing to go through the barriers I put up? Do you love me like you say you do? Will you leave when you feel it's too much too handle...
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I stare at a screen that holds all my secrets, Segments of gut feelings of what i used to claim toxic Until she came along and stopped it I lock her away behind the passwords i...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I was gonna publish a poetry book but the publisher said no one was into poetry anymore :( It saddened me
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    It controls the beast It dwells within your heart Connecting your inner self to the outer appearance  An appearance that is used to define who we are But who we are is not...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just going through some of my poetry... And I thought I would share some (: I wrote this poem for the man i loved, my best friend, when he was still with us in this life - R.I.P...
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Some more old poetry (: Bite and Hold On: The stars lined themselves up in the sky, like marbles ready to trip me over. That's the sort of crazy I'd like to walk over anyway...
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    This is a poem I wrote to someone I fell in love with. Long story short, he had to leave and I've been... very sad ever since. So many components lead to my suicide attempt.. I...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Falling Apart I've been falling. Falling for so long, Falling so fast even my questions pass too quickly to be answered, Falling so fast that the world is passing before my eyes...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Find ways through exploration Find truth before your eyes Find wisdom within poetry Find words to claim your prize
    Krysk Krysk 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    (im no good at this poetry stuff...but whatever) Unrequited I did something I knew I shouldn’t have Something so foolish I am now ashamed I never should have said, I love you...
    Muramasa Muramasa 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Poetry is what helps me explain my thoughts clearly
    geo92 geo92 18-21, M Apr 6

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    "I drown poetry" (a shout out to my fellow teenager) roses are red, violets are blue, here's five more poems fvck you :p
    Dissonant Dissonant 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Of eggplants, and elephants. The moon silver and cold in December, yellow and warm, in October, sometimes dark, sometimes, a sliver, sometimes full, the moon, Erato the muse of...
    coloroutoftime coloroutoftime 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    A-Bomb a Nation..........Abomination.........really, is their a difference??? I sort through the detritus of my thoughts, searching through the meaningless words, for hints and...
    coloroutoftime coloroutoftime 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 13

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    It's always been a good past time for me to just chill and think about weird and random thoughts in my head and for 3 years now i have been writing these weird and random thoughts...
    BlockiestJet753 BlockiestJet753 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I write poems about love I wish to have and dream about. When I read it over I feel week and start to cry.
    Pluviophile32 Pluviophile32 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm suffering major writer's block right about now...here's my feeble attempt at unblocking... howling winds pierce my soul it's been long since I was whole has this life been in...
    scorpioman84 scorpioman84 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    An Authors Pointless Sympathy By Hollie Davidson (Me, aha) I call her name in full despair I look for the warnings everywhere I wait at the doorway unaware My heart got broken...
    Magicbubbless Magicbubbless 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    This was supposed to be about human beings giving up their human identity to the elephant and the last elephant becoming the whole universe and retracing all it's memories within...
    whisperingpipes whisperingpipes 22-25, F Mar 30

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    Time and space explode together, stars shoot to infinity. Nothingness surrounds, enveloping, soothing. Eyes close, mind floats into another dimension. Acutely aware, feeling the...
    MyNameIsDiana MyNameIsDiana 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    I didnt know what came over me to write this but it had consumed half of my thoughts :) I am in love to a wonderful guy Who is way different from any other guy He's wise, cute...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Warn me when I get too close. Like winter's breath, I wish I could, chill you to the bone. In classical music, I'd just play along And sing out loud, my wordless song. I saw inside...
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    Words flow out from the blood of music. The pain of the sound brings tears of the missed emotions of the lost and the loved. Can all I feel be brought to the thoughts of unfit men...
    Shade3711 Shade3711 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was reading this experience, most of them in English. I do like to write poems but in Spanish. So let me do it :). Cuanta belleza Amada luna Que iluminas mis noches Llenas de...
    Solaris79 Solaris79 41-45, M Apr 7

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    Mostly I write haikus. They're simple and can be fun, cute, sweet and/or profound.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Apr 11

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    poem. most of them simply do not enjoy you. they do not ask that you pay your debts, they do not bother you with guilt. though some are secret agents, with fake faces and knives...
    Dissonant Dissonant 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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...
    bandseeking bandseeking 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    "the warmth of her gaze" i look at her in the innocence of her casual moment and in the fine lines of the truth of her image i see with clarity that she defines me her hair wet...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 2 Responses 2 days ago