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    Just call off your ghost already I'm done

    being haunted by all of your memories Call off your ghost
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F May 23

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    I was never enough, right?

    I delivered my heart, but It wasn't enough so I walked away. Fight my own demons Inside my head screaming And only repeating That it was my fault You never really took enough Pieces from my soul You took it all but It wasn't enough so I walked away I've been staying up...
    gentlewhisperer gentlewhisperer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Criticism please, I've not long started writing

    poetry, and any advice would be good. Butterflies You left me on a Winters night As many often do Hand in mine, you passed from life As I was watching you I sat with you for hours Until they said I had to go What was I supposed to do Well that I didn’t know I had to tell...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 20 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Part 2 of "My Generation" So let me pick up

    where I left off Talking about a generation that scolds for "being soft" Racism and homophobia still going on So these kids try to act like someone they're not from dusk to dawn Full of anger and desperation Falling into peer pressure without hesitation Leading them to alcohol...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    So check this out: "To Men

    who wish to talk. I'm always up for a good conversation but don't use me as a second in your game of solicitation. I don't mind letting you know how my brain works but do not change the rules of the game when the ball isn't in your court. Talking has always been a good thing in...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm invisible When I'm by your side My words

    echo Within my mind Point of origin returned Destination denied Alcohol may be The relief I find Soaking my insides In a salty brine Slurring slowly But you're still blind Why am I the one Always left behind finger to the trigger Tooth to the rind I bite the hand I kill the...
    crowgirl crowgirl 31-35, F 14 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    Mysteries of world baffles me inside

    out Darkness in my mind torments me upside down I stand alone in the face of unknown guided by myself I am my only hope.
    Grapes437 Grapes437 13-15, M May 24

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    Self Mirror is what I peer in Insecurities

    peeking in My brown luscious color is all I see Society yelling at me "No that's not how it should be! Where's your fair skin? Where's your locks or hair" My mind is telling me no one wants you that's how it'll always be Your going to be alone that is what it seems Stop...
    kashaleea kashaleea 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Opposites being different crushing against

    this invisible wall between us, pretending that any hole we make will connect us as one.... an illusion it is, as our ways have shifted and our perception has morphed .... fading slowly the idealized laze flowing smoothly down the waterfall of broken dreams and platonic heroes...
    livingtruthfully livingtruthfully 36-40, F 1 Response May 17

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    I Remember Your Kiss

    I wrote this some time ago about someone from very long ago. I was going through my old poems and when I came to this one, I kept reading it over and over again. The person I wrote this about doesn't have any place in my life now and I rarely think of her so, the moment has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    Written in celebration of 100 Facebook

    friends Strands woven on gold, bronze and earth. A few swatches of winter snow, as well as those that dare bare their naked crowns to the sky. How many cities, how many peoples scattered like diamonds on green and blue across the wide earth, and washed down the river of...
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    -I Feel- Right now I feel angry And I like it.

    When I feel a little spark, I feed that flame until it's a forest fire Because I rather feel angry than numb. When I feel my heart crack And my eyes start to water, I let my heart shatter And let my eyes turn into waterfalls Because I'd rather feel hurt than numb. There is no...
    psychh psychh 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Some nights I'll just sit Turn off all of my

    music and just sit Usually on my back porch step, after dark when everyone else has already gone to bed Just me, the night sky, and some really pretty stars I would slip out that bottle of Jager I've had since God knows when And the pot my cousin gave me Mixing the alcohol...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 Response May 22

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    "The bitchy witch became unhitched

    while trying to scratch her itchy twitch. Down she went into a ditch; she sued them all and now she's rich." ~ BG
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 7 Responses May 18

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    Moonlight Was Created In Her

    a rain shower fades away in memory and the air is thick in aftermath drenched with memory as we lay benith the overhang her lace dress crisp against my cheek i turn to say something but am caught up by her distant looking silent revere the notion of her hand moving along my arm...
    mudmen mudmen 51-55 11 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Mermaid

    I love the beauty of the sea Within its depth a part of me No better where I'd rather be The only place that I feel free. To breathe within its briny air To feel its breath blow back my hair At the blue horizon stare That is where you'll find me there. I hide within its shallow...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    The weight of the wold makes you weiry

    while you worry if you're worth it Throwing curses to the person that helped bring you to this earth You keep it bottled up til someone judges or attacks then all your rage hits the surface Once the calm is here and the storm is gone, you're back wondering your purpose
    Shyandticklishartist Shyandticklishartist 18-21, M 1 Response May 20

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    Transition: "It starts slow.

    The power within me swells into an overload and before I know it, I'm here. I'm alone but I like it this way. I find it easier to make the decisions I want with their voices in my ears. I look around and refurbish as I see fit. It is now my space again and they'll have to suck...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    The Cloudy Dark And Screaming

     And as the day broke through There was nothing you could do. For of the rain now falling down A greater value would hit the ground. From that first dull morning ray Started with a shard of grey. Never thought it could evoke Such an iron fire smoke. But within that weapon cast...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    He Reminded Me Of Me

    I wrote this one recently. It is the first poem I have finished in a few months. He Reminded Me of Me Written by, err... Me. :) I saw a boy of five today Who reminded me of me And though time passes in a blink The boy did not yet see And his mind was filled with wonder. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    I hold this gun with one bullet holding it to

    my head.. not knowing weather to pull the trigger and just end up dead. a little depressed with the world right now a little lost in my mind right now a lot of stuff going on eig by now I think I should pull the trigger right now. Throw the clock out the window I'll let you know...
    Nick7571 Nick7571 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Nick7571 Nick7571 18-21, M May 20

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    devilish starchildyour life is severedgot

    married in the darknessgot married in the flamessee the tides and the seasonsor the phases of the moonthere's a melody in the tuneit's in the picture on your wallthe candle in your roomthe moment's gone too soonall is love.
    iamspectra iamspectra 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    "unseasonal rain" out of season rain falls

    steady on my roof its pattern on the slate walkway is a confusion of circles birds continue to sing cars continue to speed by it is only i that has ground to a halt by this gentle downpour rainy season isnt supposed to be here yet so why have you clogged my day with your wet...
    mudmen mudmen 51-55 May 18

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    I Met Myself On The Street Today

    I met myself on the street today, I was looking rather pale. My eyes were red, my hair unwashed, I didn't look too well. I tried to find the courage, To ask me what was wrong. I've known myself for quite some time now, We used to get along. He looked at me with anger, I've never...
    waterlooSunset waterlooSunset 36-40, M 17 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Please stop carving your wrist I know you're

    sad, maybe pissed But this won't take the pain away Make it through tonight for a brighter day Please find a new way to cope And don't you dare think about that rope You're beautiful with a lot of life left And don't let the blade be the theft You know, there's people like...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Elisef Elisef 51-55, F 3 Responses May 23

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    Animated Particles of DustThe ego has built a

    very fine housein which these lighted objects moveDid they want to venture out?From the front gate to the storeto the workplace and backto an interesting thing where people madesome noiseLook at the moon rising above the oceanLook at your handsanimated particles of dust. 
    iamspectra iamspectra 46-50, M May 17

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    Forget The Past

    No mountain is too steep, to bring you out of the heap. Just lay your cares on the ground, and soon after you will be found. Inside your head used to be a war, the tears of the past is no more. Now you can rejoice about life, and put down that sharp knife. Love the person you are...
    Cryssy1980 Cryssy1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    ***This poem has a completely different meaning

    from the top-to-bottom version when read in reverse.*** Our Generation Our generation will be known for nothing. Never will anybody say, We were the peak of mankind. That is wrong, the truth is...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 10 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Here

    We've met and made a connection, Without ever seeing one anothers face. The blooming bud of a brand new friendship, Culminated in what is termed cyber space. We are starting a brand new journey, Walking together on a pristine path. Learning brand new things with each and every...
    MobiusStorm MobiusStorm 41-45, M 7 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Depression.. It's eating me alive.

    . To be honest, I don't know how much longer I'll survive When every night I'm praying : "Please God Let Me Die" Wakes up and distracts his mind With video games and music : "I'll be fine" The second he isn't distracted it hits like a hurricane And for the rest of the day, he...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Lonely Tree

    Sometimes I wished I'd have toys, other years games. But I don't really remember when, I wished for a woman in my bed. Maybe when I was ringing groceries, into a laser eyed counter. Maybe the first time my car got stuck in a snowy patch in winter. But I remember the boughs of...
    GnatFree GnatFree 26-30, F 14 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    A Thousand Miles Away

    I love you more with everyday A thousand reasons; a thousand ways A thousand words that I could say From a thousand miles away. I love you here; I love you now I need to love you near somehow. To close this gap between you and me This thousand mile eternity. I love your heart; I...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 14 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    The Damaged Tree

    .......To see a world in a grain of sand, to hold what falls in your hand. To know the future, but be surprised it takes place as long ago planned. Like an artist takes his tools out to paint. A long lonely walk he takes. Down the path through the holler. Up a hill, pass the...
    sincitysaint sincitysaint 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    Warning..........When I am an old woman I shall

    wear purpleWith a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.And I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tiredAnd gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bellsAnd run my stick along the public railingsAnd make up for the sobriety of my youth.I shall go out in my slippers...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 9 Responses Apr 30

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    Lichtenberg figure My brain lays naked under

    the moon Touching itself In time with the beat of cicada wings Blood and ***** swirl Enigmatic and sticky Coolly awaiting their jointly dry fate Calmly aware That everything appeases the source
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M May 17

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    Pinch it! Unwritten she goes designing her path

    and recreating it as a piece of art being recycled by time and use, life chooses its own way moved by passions and adrenaline How wise and essential mind is in this journey? Are choices meant to be born in heart or mind? what if heart chooses and mind is in disagreement? Excuse...
    livingtruthfully livingtruthfully 36-40, F 3 Responses May 22

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    Poem Written By Wife And Husband.

    A good and civil way to have a fight instead of getting physical…. WIFE: I wrote your name on sand it got washed. I wrote your name in air, it was blown away. Then I wrote your name on my heart & I got Heart Attack. HUSBAND: God saw me hungry, he created pizza. He...
    saad31 saad31 26-30, M 13 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    Lust The Deadly Sin

    Walk with me on The midnight grass Shadows hide truth Of our trespass. The cloudy covered Moon rides high Within our arms We hold the lie. On the wind The only sounding Of our hearts Illicit pounding. On my lips The scarlet beckoning Come taste the hell Unleash our reckoning. On...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Threadbare

    For Faerylight, may she always shine on my heart All this time, In the dark I lived Lost inside looking out Please listen to these words My heart screams and shouts Threadbare as the carpet I walk on My love has gone astray Then I felt your presence upon me And all the...
    tigermoth1234 tigermoth1234 41-45, M 7 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    **When an old man died in the geriatric ward of

    a small hospital near Tampa Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and given to every nurse in the...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 7 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Will It Ever Stop?

    Why is there so much hate in the world today? Every time you turn the TV on all you see is war in Iraq, bombings in the UK, police brutality in the Bay Area. Will there ever be PEACE?                ...
    cherry22x cherry22x 22-25, F 15 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    Dear God, How can I believe in someone

    that I can't see? How do I believe in someone I can't hear? How can I believe in someone I can't feel? How do you believe in someone I can't touch? Why do they say you're true love? How do they know you're not true lust? Did you hear the knocks I left at your door? I'm here...
    Nick7571 Nick7571 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Flower Show

    The dawn cues the show to start As my window curtains part. . To look upon the cast a story Amidst the purple morning glory. Seen below the morning star Sits rows and rows of lavendar. . A yellow dot with white clouds hazy A color script just for the daisy. A worm that pays the...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 22 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    She cried in my arms over the smallest thing's,

    and she said she was my drug "get that **** out of your veins" Every needle tells a story trust me I have a few and when I'm down I'm the dumps they just start to spew she sang "baby don't do it I want to be your drug just let me in I don't wanna keep tugging at your heart, I...
    Nick7571 Nick7571 18-21, M May 19

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