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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 6 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    A little something I just cooked up from the

    top of my head. Please tell me what you think. Life It's not about roses Nor is it about violets Its not about neither me or you. It is about growth and expansion and development. It is about creation and utilization. It about cooperation, communication and fraternization...
    Mytude Mytude 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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

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    To the theme of Rawhide!

    Trollin’ Trollin’ Trollin’ Keep those questions going Though they're just inflame’n Keep them A Holes movin', They-lie! Don't try to enlighten Just make everyone fright’n , Soon we'll have Hillary Clinton And she’ll be preside’n In the White she’ll...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M Sep 10

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    Porcupine No Longer Ashamed

    and frozen in fear, time stops. Pretending to be asleep; staying very still... Lying and waiting, pretending it's all just a dream. NO! Get up! I have to do something! SCREAM! *Silence*... I don't make a sound. No one can know. Ashamed! Eyes now scrunched up tight and fists...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    "the pencil thin moustache men" her rigorous

    objections are herded slowly down the sheep trail by studious pencil thin men with stylish mustache's who have deep pocket pickers for friends they gather round the weak willed and the willing alike looking for cheap thrills and spare change everybody needs a new road when the...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 19 hrs ago

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    "rad lizard king" the dead poet of your

    romantic youth left behind his melodious words in song left behind his roadside fast eyes neatly packaged still can purchase his dream down at the five and dime still can find a tight leather pants version of his photograph looking lizard like in clean bollywood style the dead...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Sep 11

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    Love's Sweet Cup

    My Lord I seek the peace of her love, It's completeness would me sustain, I long to drink from her loving sweet cup, I ask I not search in vain. Tell me Lord, shall I ever know, The touch of my love's caress, Shall I taste of the nectar, so filling ... Complete, That would flow...
    Mariner2 Mariner2 51-55, M 15 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    So I'm getting ready to have my first book of

    poetry published. And I'm worried that everybody is going to think it's a heap of manure.
    paulmcglamery paulmcglamery 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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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 15 Responses Feb 21

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    "romances candle" it was a hot summer day and

    my heart was running free she called out to me to come home but the words had gotten away from me and i could not see the ground anymore just the boiling sky just the hot dream in my blood four times she called out to me four times she cast pieces of eight at me but my head was...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Sep 7

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    SunHiPark SunHiPark 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Friendship

    In times of trouble when all the lights go out and the suns replaced by night when everything has all gone wrong when once it was so right when the smiles of happiness disappear in place you shed some tears when you were once strong, bold as brass, you now are faced with...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    This evening’s nocturne is a vexing

    dissonance of memories Though surely there must be a sweeter lullaby than this The angels on my shoulder blades become familiar enemies Their counterparts escort me to a personal abyss With shovels in their eager hands imploring to go deeper Perhaps I’d gain by crafting...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    The Incredulous, Incompleting,

    Self-Defeating Hamburger Boy One of my teachers My favorite teacher Once told me "John," she said "You're self-defeating." And I looked At her and Blankly I turned It hurt It cut Me deep Into my stomach Because I knew she was right And I knew What I knew And that was...
    biplanepolarair biplanepolarair 22-25, M Sep 5

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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 6 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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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 24 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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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 15 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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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 15 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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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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    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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    "cherishing that moment" your a lovely dream i

    had once cherished the moment when your smile eclipsed all my hearts reckless moments the days when i still thought and breathed your name gently days i loved being lost in the places your eyes took me the song that only the heart knows the song that only tears can play you...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Sep 3

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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 14 Responses May 29, 2012

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    Invictus BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Out of the

    night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed...
    ALetterToElise ALetterToElise 18-21, F Sep 14

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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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    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 12 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    The Second Movement Murmurs of horns

    and the trill of city noises fade in the dusky light of your temple. Wrist in hand, led with heavy purpose through the tile chambers, my feet echo patters like that of a child. This dance has changed, now fast and ordered, the feminine flutters have been...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My answer to givuperedy's question,

    "what isn't racist in today's world?" A little child Watch little ones of different shades at play. They could care less about race, Or to what God you pray
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M Sep 7

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    "soda saint" me and scarlet came down the

    coast she sat window seat pressed to the glass watching the world flow from rocket ships headed to the skies and beach bunnies romping in sunshine what a strange world this place is filled with magics and mystic tides a Spaniard stood here with his wooden ship like he had just...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Sep 9

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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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    i write a lot of poetry It was sort of strange

    how i got started. I have a friend who lives in California. we went to school together 55 years ago.I happened to connect with her on one of those social networks sites. She is an accomplished writer and We became close friends(again). she began sending me some stories she had...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F Sep 11

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    I Love Animals Baked

    and broiled, grilled and fried. So good, I'm gonna die. Roasted, stewed, and barbecued. I love animals, how 'bout you? This 'poem' came into existence as a response to my sister when she told me about a T-shirt that said 'I love animals so much, I eat them.' (or something like...
    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 10 Responses Feb 11

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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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    "this casual girl" her critical thinking gone

    astray her tupperware mind seals in the flavor of her intents nail polish chipped no ring to show the lay of the land bright eyed with hints of joys sunglasses askew lipstick on her neck this casual girl in one brief moment our worlds collide parking lot of seven eleven she is a...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Sep 14

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    My Mother Loved Me

    My mother loved me in a 1979 Dodge Dart Pickle green, sandy vinyl interior. I didn't know that she loved me Until our first ride in that Dodge Her first car. She was twenty-six, I was eight. We were young, together. I didn't know Till' half way down the road That dirty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    Actually my first in a

    while now... "Waiting" I'm here in the darkness, Waiting for you. The rain is thoughtless, Yet it makes us new. I waited, and waited, To see your lovely face. Yet here I sit, In the darks cool embrace. Troubles are gone, My sanity came and went. I lay here and wonder, What...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I absolutely love reading poetry.

    If anyone has the bravery and time, I would love to see some original poetry, it kinda has that heartwarming effect.
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F Sep 11

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    "too profound..." the shuffling men huddle in

    the lighted room eyes glue to shoes the miles a man treads are the measure of his soul and these worn feet are men to move mountains with bare hands tinge the conversation with the propaganda of innocence priesthood of crafted reality puts good and true men prostrate to the...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Sep 9

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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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    "dreamlight crafted in hearts warmth" you do

    magical things to me bring out the the compassion and hope you entice the gentle heart in me i know its because you are magical yourself i see it in everything about you i see it in how i am captivated by your eyes by the suggestion of you in the deepest dreams of my soul like...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Sep 6

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    *Remorse* Never Be The Same Feeling at a loss

    for words Needing to speak the words that lack. Wanting to be free like the birds Flying away and never looking back. Flying back in time before the tears Happy and without a care. Seeing she is now a hollow shell of fears Breaks her heart beyond repair. Screaming just...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Sep 14

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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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    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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    Shine

    Your light has shone down Blazing with colour Filling my heart and soul Your beauty radiating out for all to see Your love given whole heartily Swamping my body with feelings of desire Giving me comfort when I am lonely Sharing your soul as I share mine with you So keep your...
    tigermoth1234 tigermoth1234 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    I Miss Your Smile More Than Anything

    Everything was wrong, lost in a hurricane A desperate feeling Somehow we turned it right Into something beautiful and pure Power between us, feeding, devouring the rotten flesh Kissing your bones, I love you to the core You are my sweet angel You are my breath, my...
    1NewWorldToronto 1NewWorldToronto 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 3

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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

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    ***Don't Read This, If You Don't Like Molestation***

    I awoke, feeling a body against mine... Is this a dream I thought... no... Misty eyed I felt the body push from behind My eyes burst open... No... My body tensed and my skin rippled with fear A hand reached across my chest I held my breathe and shed a single tear Felt...
    LadySoulist LadySoulist 22-25, F 16 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    peanutman27 peanutman27 22-25, M Sep 12

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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 46-50 13 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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