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    I sit here and wonder what the future holds How

    things pan out how my life gets mould I have made sacrifices all along the journey in hope of the reward Everyone told me it ll tough but none told it ll be this hard With a dream in my eyes i make another beginning To take upon the world and fight it all i hope to come home...
    nitbak nitbak 22-25, M Jul 3

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    Blood runs down my arms,

    I watch it as it runs, next thing I know I am in a car, no handles inside, cage separating me from the driver. A few hours later I arrive, I walk into the gilding they lock the doors immidaiatly. I look back, they push me telling me I need to keep moving forward. We go through...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jul 4

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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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    "ten sharp pencils" with tears

    for ink soul for a page whatever became of the days when the words flowed fast and furious like a wildfire burning in the soul pick up the pen pen to page its too soon after midnight but little choice left to me i must speak must put pen to page once came natural as breathing...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jul 8

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    I write all the time

    and people want me to share it so now I want other people to share their poetry.
    jazzyjay93 jazzyjay93 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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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    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 13 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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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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    Fearing the day that I turn 18

    for I will no longer be free. Free from making mistakes, free from my innocence . Free from the law. Free from expressing myself at home for I can be kicked out with just one browl. I know one day it will happen I just don't know when exactly my freedom will disappear , it...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    The days are light, the hours are dark,

    the nights are cold, the minutes are long. The past is a ghost who has not yet crossed over. The future is a car driving through a tunnel, with no lights on. My decisions are my future, my mistakes are my past, one day they will balance and I will live in the present, were my...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jul 4

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    THE PRICE OF POETRY. The price of poetry is

    the same as laying your soul bare. You put your heart on the line every time your words take like birds to the air. You are naked as you undress your defences behind metaphors, sentences and rhyme. When you live life like an open book where anyone can look, there's often...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F Jul 10

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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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    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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    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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    I smile so they cannot not see I laugh

    so they cannot hear I do not think that I'm depressed But the symptoms piling up I laugh to stop the crying I smile to stop the pain I do not feel depressed today But the symptoms are piling up I smile and hope they see I laugh and hope they hear Because I do not feel...
    MismatchedIdeas MismatchedIdeas 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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 9 Responses Feb 11

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    right now I am AT a poetry reading,

    I am 10th on the list.
    smedleff1 smedleff1 41-45 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ON THE EVE OF THE IDES OF JULY Poem Image

    (Dedicated to National Nude Day, July 14th) The Ides of July are on their way. Let’s get ready to celebrate National Nude Day Like toddlers we’ll run naked through the sprinkler We’ll be laughing innocent children dancing in the water Whether you'd rather skinny...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M Jul 6

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    You ask why I don't trust ?

    Why should I? You say why don't you listen? Is there any point? You say you can help. I never asked for help. You say I have no choice. Oh but I do. You can't force someone who is scared and not trusting to trust you! What are you thinking? You aren't thinking , you just want to...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Love is not real, people say it's a blessing a

    say its a curse! It's an emotion like any other , but just an emotion nothing more . Love is as mythical as the unicorn , a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow . People can't explain what love is , they can't put words to it, people can explain more about the unicorn and pot...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jul 4

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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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    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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    "just to keep warm" midnight wasn't a cure for

    all that darkness following her she could see the sun coming up someplace ahead always see the cheap advertising long before some idiot actually hits the switch stepped on the gas but her feelings kept pace with this four stroke joke of a machine one stroke for each time it...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jul 13

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    "balloon" child and there in his hand balloon

    of bright colors not even rain will damp that smile come on shine like a child's mind all that darkness you feel is just state of mind if anyone can smile in the rain you can he is as free as happiness could be in the living breathing dream of his balloon no lonely dreamers in a...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response a week ago

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    This poem is called Instructions: We need some

    instructions because this is a disruption to- Young minds are self destructing- Man I'm sick of this corruption- Don't want no ped*phile touching on- Young girls have started s*cking on- Not just mints and lollipops- We might as well just call the cops- Unless this complete...
    loudd03 loudd03 13-15, F 3 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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    Being alone has its ups It has its downs Step

    UP on the chair Tight around the neck Kick it away Down i go But not for long An embrace, very strong My eyes pop Down my cheeks they seep it reeks Leaving streaks Leaving streaks Leaving streaks So warm it is I feel my legs chill Goosebumps run over me Another pleasantry i dont...
    UlyssesUlysses UlyssesUlysses 16-17, M Jul 13

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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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    If someone were to read my words They'd

    probably characterize them as stream-of-consciousness poetry. I could argue: this isn't poetry, this isn't art, this is only a human half-born. (which is, strangely, precisely the only definition of art that matters) But that doesn't matter now. What intrigues me is the idea of...
    LipstickShield LipstickShield 18-21, F Jul 12

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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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    "we lived our smiles" me

    and juilet went a walking in the late day summer sun hand in hand waving our hello's to neighbor and a few we lived our smiles and it did let our souls breath breath it in deep breath in the worlds beauties and her hand in mine felt so natural so real just set the rising sun to...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jun 29

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    Faster then a cheetah,

    louder then a lions roar. sneaker then a fox, quite like the wind, mysterious like the sea, like a bird in a cage ready to be set free. Loyal as a dog, funnier then a hyaenas laugh, fearful like a rabbit, scary like the black spider on your wall. Couscous like the deer...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jul 4

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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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    Thousandsof tiny flickering lights.

    Whisperingshame.Darting awayas they call her by name.Lost in this forestfor monthsmaybe years.Too cold tomove forward.Too tired for tears.The trees watch herrun straight into sin.Nowhere to climb.Pastel dress in tatters.Forgetting slowlywhy survival matters.The beasts start to...
    Sammy7802 Sammy7802 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 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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    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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    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 18 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    "hippy" faintly sinister smiles twitch their

    way across her acrobat face and as her rolling and tumbling expressions make their way through all manner of devious delight your hearts hungry eye fixes on her come hither and lets make whoopee nasty girl dress her favors are optional and she will tease but never share the ever...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Jul 10

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    Rage into me My emotions get the best of me

    sometimes and whilst I seek solace and find it nowhere there is no choice but to self destruct.
    theghostdog theghostdog 31-35 Jul 14

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    "emo-warrior princess" she has dangerous

    thoughts in her hello kitty slippers she shines when thouse around her can only sparkle there are dark angels in her stuffed bear collection shes a gothic stoner emo-warrior princess she wants to be heard and its dreamy things shes gonna say shes sketched in beautiful ways in my...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 4 days ago

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    Snow

    White snow is falling It blankets the ground in white Snow engulfs the land It is swirling all around As it falls to the cold ground Need for Green The winter is long Hopefully, spring will come soon I long for green...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 3 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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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    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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    "questing heart" two butterflys chase

    eachother across the summer pond they are small fragile pieces of light and color but they are woven into the summer song that plays in her heart watch them float on the warm air watch them spin and turn in the daises and climb the hill like lovers to the shelter of the grand...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    I'm near screaming,crying,

    wrenching in tears No one wants to be around one that feels such sorrow sadness When you came to my door today I wanted to go to you cry beg plead let's do Something To make a difference,but I could see none Your eyes may have been darker than mine for it felt days ago that you...
    Mare1952 Mare1952 56-60, F Jun 29

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