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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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    CHEMICAL CRUCIFICTION Chemical crucifixion

    In the name of Christian tradition Jesus said to the thief You will be in a paradise Do you think? Christ gave the executioners The same advice? Joseph R. Wood III, Dennis McGuire and Clayton D. Lockett All three suffered on the chemical cross Will killing in the...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    right now I am AT a poetry reading,

    I am 10th on the list.
    smedleff1 smedleff1 41-45 2 Responses Jul 17

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    "slow roast" a mind is a treacherous thing to

    baste but shes havin too much fun runnin and gunning in the wild west of city streets shes the star of her own reality show but its never so real she would have to think about consequence never so real she would have to look you in the eye she was a delicate beauty now grown...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 a week ago

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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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    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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    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 Jul 18

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    "The true meaning of life is realized in the

    pursuit of helping others live."
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    EVICTION IS MY PREDICTION Mother Nature can

    be a vengeful ***** She'll destroy us, long before we can destroy her Sooner or later, she'll tire of our harassment And in diatribe she'll smite us from this planet The end of humanity does not mean the end of the world Seems the earth is still doing fine, since the...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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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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    You are more beautiful

    than the sun that warms my skin. You are more beautiful than the ocean that cools me off. You are more beautiful than the flowers with the sweetest smells. You are more beautiful than the stars that hypnotize my gaze unto the skies. You are more beautiful than any of the beasts...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Strengthen your breast plate with iron,

    young one, learn to be a proper knight. Run wild with your courage, fight until your days are gone. Life is what you make it. My dear, you must go soon. You can not stay comfortable in your mind forever. Soon, you must enter the battle field, and defend your colony with your...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs 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 14 Responses May 29, 2012

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    "country girl' like a natural country

    girl took me by the hand lead me places only country girl could rode me like a bronco left me with a shine in my soul and a big ole smile on my face like a natural country girl should waited a lifetime for a girl like her hay in her hair love for horses in her heart nothin...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 5 days ago

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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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    American Reservation Within their divided

    nation you must live Ever burdened by the homage you have to give As they resume their fight after saluting Old Glory Horns blowing, blue and red banners flying Ever at odds while their nation is slowly dying A sad enough ending for an even sadder story Throw that accursed blue...
    Atehequa Atehequa 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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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    **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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ***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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    "the tender light of her eyes" the tender

    light of her eyes haunts me from just steps away they ache with unspoken heart deep desires vivid dreams which unconstrained would set her passions afire she falls into my arms with a kiss filled with longings unleashed with unquenched hungers of loves burning intensity i pull...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 day ago

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    "solider, sailor, tinker.

    ..." whom do you trust solider, sailor, tinker, tailor.... what eyes see the meaning of the blind what tongues listen...which lies in the picturesque morning beauty spins its deceptions with golden hued sunlight weaves its hand puppet theatricals made of fleeting wisps of smiles...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 9 hrs ago

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    "I Have Been told That Love Is Like A Pearl".

    XXOO ****When I was 9 years old I remember every Friday night was seafood night & when it was oyster night we'd be opening the shells "Looking For Pearls".......amazing how well children listen to conversations of adults.....it's the only way a child would know about a pearl in...
    Mare1952 Mare1952 56-60, F 5 days ago

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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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    "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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    EARTHLINGS UNEARTHED “Want to make Mother

    Earth laugh?” Tell her that humanity is going to destroy the world After she recovers from hysterics With a look of disgust, and with a flick of her wrist She’ll sweep the human race Under a rug of clay Buried on top of layers of other Long forgotten creatures that...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 15 Responses Sep 5, 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 11 Responses Jun 16

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    Cyber sex, Skype sex,

    phone sex, its all a bunch of Bullshex. Unless you awake to a beating heart next to you, its not sex. ps sn ka
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 11 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    lol wrote this just now cause I can't sleep

    and I had to share it with someone. Within the vast galaxies of your heart must lay the secrets I so desire. Nebulas of emotion twisted in eternal cardiological universes. Unreached by the most intimate connections, yet intriguing to my soul, all of your essence, wound by the...
    briguy16 briguy16 13-15, M Jul 23

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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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    ENVY OF EVE Oh, Eve!

    You know not how you’ve offended me So happily married Living by the sea With two children Ages one and three Eve, must you be So ostentatious flamboyantly Go-lucky carefree? Caring-on without Any sense of humility Nor decorum or dignity Eve, don’t misconceive...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M Jul 24

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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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    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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    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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    "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 Jul 14

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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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    "father...brother....

    son" there is a cold echo of time in the photographs the clustered figures in uniform with haunted eyes they each had a gas mask and a gun could have been alive this very moment with such familiar features...a father....brother...son a hundred years ago they began yet another...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 2 days ago

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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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    Isn't it funny? That us humans think ourselves

    so intelligent and conscious when in my mind we are like inanimate objects ourselves. We didn't choose to exist. We didn't make any single part of us or the raw materials from which we've built empires. We didn't make our mind, body, this world, or what it contains. Something...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 5 days ago

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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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