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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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    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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    It all starts with a "hey",

    we might get married one day.. 'til you get to know each other and things get boring... the relationship becomes a chore, love sex and more, constantly making decisions together and you're not sure how you really feel... the flow. so you ride the waves and next thing you know...
    amb3rxo amb3rxo 22-25, F Jun 24

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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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    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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    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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    Dear, God I've been knocking on your door

    but you've never answered and dear god you're about as sick as cancer. I see nothing but death when I hear your name if I don't believe I bring shsme, but I'm not one to curse your name, and God I've been awaiting a reply and god I've opened up my eye's you wouldn't believe me...
    Nick7571 Nick7571 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    While a flowing thought

    and spark of emotion, imagination shot down by realties grasp on minds so wrapped in a flakey gooeyness ignorances are made to be seen being purged and weened from a life once lived or the remnance clinging from cliff to cliff I must play a riff that might express this list of...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M Jun 18

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    What if I just run the tap?

    / Flick a razor and paint with red/ Illustrate injustices/ And everything unsaid/ Apologies won't undo/ The deeds that drove me to the edge/ Their echoes bounce like badly written cheques/ while I whisper Adieu
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Thirst

    Imagine a thirsty moment Your parched throat needs relief Now consider me your water And splash me against your teeth Feel my soothing coolness Dance upon your tongue As I dribble down your throat From your palette which I have clung Now take another drink of me And swirl me in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses May 29, 2012

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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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    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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    Now I have no time sleep Unless I choose to

    rest in peace If I should die while Im awake I hope the ones I love are safe Should I be paranoid waiting for karma to get me ? Or should I ride like billy the kid letting my weapons protect me I see death peek from every corner I embrace the horror cause the life of...
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M Jun 16

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    For that guy I barely knew

    but gave me a glimpse of the future through his eyes. Intoxicated You looked at me and held my eyes Yours crinkled when you smiled My world stopped spinning Which was weird -- because I was intoxicated
    heymarie heymarie 18-21, F Jun 18

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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 9 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Locked in my little mind ifeel caged

    inside world full of weirdos Don't know what to search for the one thing keep going me is my desire to meet my priceless
    selfhealer selfhealer 16-17, M Jun 26

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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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    Lay down Breathe deep Don't worry It be are

    little secret No stop Please don't Goodbye innocents Changed forever... Weeks later The test is positive Life again changed again Help please can't do this 9 months go by A clueless mother With feet and arms that move With crying long night She's alone Wants to go...
    hmg21699 hmg21699 18-21 Jun 17

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    Anxiety by akaShaun Heart beating fast Mind

    racing How long will this last You start pacing Dry mouth is what you begin tasting Breathing gets heavy You start shaking Your palms are sweaty Unnecessary noise you begin making All to distract yourself From this strange mental health You just learned entirely About how you...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M Jun 25

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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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    As you all may have heard,

    a young man died tragically after being attacked by an alligator. Tommie Woodward died to soon, before the world could appreciate his genius. Tommie is credited for inventing the earing key chain. Pleas go to his memorial site and express your condolences.A tribute for Tommie...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    Seeing The Beauty Beyond.

    ..........It's in the midst of winter.The wind whistles its song.The flowers I loved and cherished,All but their memory is gone.The trees are dressed like crystalAs snowflakes fill the air.Winter has a special beautyThat is beyond compare.But the cold nips at the fingers,Puts a...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 10 Responses Jan 12

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    My church is the cormorant filled

    sky Evanescent daylight seeping through like rain My church is a forgotten candy bar, Rediscovered at twenty-five Like a chariot to my eight-year-old mind My church Is the newness in old people The wisdom of children My gospel That of tiny prophets I pray to the unseen Yea...
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M Jun 16

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    Invisible.

    I am invisible the unseen silent and unheard a shadow in vision peripheral an existance vague and forgotten I am nothing i am invisible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    Disappearing into the back of the crowd.

    My lips are sealed, But my thoughts are loud. Replays of memories going on inside my head, As I write out my sadness through this led. I'm happier nowadays, But I don't forget the nights where I didn't even know if I'd get fed.. Praying to this sky, hoping someone's listening...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    This is one of my older peices.

    in 2012 I finished it. All rights reserved CarlieTM. A world of words. You may think I'm crazy, mayhap depressed. yes, more than a little hasty, more than a little lost, crazy to think... maybe. I am a little closed off, just a tad on the brink of sane, pen hits paper, a...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    When our hands touch,

    And our fingers entwine, Your face, your lips so close to mine, Sweet chills run up And down my spine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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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    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 12 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    this poem I wrote during a spiritual awakening.

    I wrote this November 2012. . From Heaven To Hell, And back again: A, Resplendent, A, resplendent, C, G & E. Flat notes flowing in the symphonic. Low Lows, High Flows. Silent beauty. Flowing on the notes of our Duality. The Beautiful Chaos. Negative and Positive Charged...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Winter's Warning

    Waiting for a glimpse or sign Wondering if I've lost my mind. Wandering fields of golden grass Worrying heat that would not pass. While the seasons slowly turning Watching peats eternal burning. Wishing frost to hit the moors With waves of waters icy shores. Westerly the skies...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 13 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    The stillness a reminder of my crippled hopes

    and fear A bird's call alerts me get up quick, breakfast is near The second hand quietly ticks as I try to make sense of each passing hour Why this uncertainty, every gram of strength I greedily devour The darkness back outside brings relief as the curtains are drawn one by...
    Mochaqueen Mochaqueen 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Chipping, my polish is detiorating sorely.

    Relinquishing my joy for you. Flake after fragment. It continues. Scorned.
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Love, Love

    I LOVE LOVE by thatguy1970 I love, love and it would seem That not a moment could possibly pass Without finding me in a wakeful dream, Of salacious thoughts deep and vast. I love, love and sense its lure, Each time she stirs my lust For the object of my wanting, sweet and pure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 11, 2013

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    How to love again when past wounds persist,

    My power of will conquers all because I know, I know and I choose to be believe, My strength knows no bounds. Immortality is what my soul screams, So too is the very nature of life, Everything falls into balance, The light shall always prevail. Indescribable feelings, My...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    A Thousand Times

    A thousand 'likes'. A thousand comments. A thousand tweets of the same breakfast while we marvel at coincidence. Because I matter. Following you following me a thousand times for a thousand disciples; the next more important than the last. A favorite book/song/quote/movie...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 15 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    this is a poem I wrote

    while younger in my late teens. again completed 2012. all rights reserved carlietm. Composed. Let's pretend for a moment. Pretend that you listened and reread each and every letter I've sent. Letters unread. Just composed letters, that made words. and a brain tacked and...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 4 days ago

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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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    hello darkness, this world has made my life a

    mess, I am a ghost to most, and no one loves me, "Im human I deserve to be loved too", I feel nothing as I try to fabricate emotions, but at the end I feel hollow, fml
    psychopuppet23 psychopuppet23 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Constricted Asthma is like depression,

    you can see everyone breathing while you drown Pain constricts my lungs like a snake Unable to utter a sound Sucking out the air I intake I've learned not to take painless breaths for granted Any breath could be my last Chest burning as if they were branded Only if a...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    TRIANGLES - 1 man, 2 loves Three points

    where 3 lives cross The vertex at right angle to two, diametrically opposed Each acutely aware of the other I calculate the distance between points. I bisect the measure and fall short. This is the geometry of the heart One finite solution to a problem so clear. Yet I...
    noniemouse noniemouse 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    The fingers come together

    and clench into a fist My eyes closed thinking I've taken enough of this guys sh#t My fist moves in the wind my opponent cries out I see blood coming out his nose and his mouth Then my heart began race thrilled by the fear on his face As he fell I jumped on top...
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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 11 Responses Apr 30

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    Lonely In a Crowd

    I'm surrounded by people having a good time And I try to have a good time At least look the part But I'm Charlie Brown And everyone’s speaking wawawawawa And I don't understand or care What they're saying Because I'm in my mind somewhere Under the sky Mouth open...
    deleted deleted 26-30 31 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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