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    Robert Frost

    The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better...
    JennaTalia JennaTalia 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    Langston Hughes

          Let America be America Again Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the...
    JennaTalia JennaTalia 18-21, F Jul 21, 2009

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Rainy Day Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the moldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary. My life is cold, and dark, and...
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    Sara Teasdale

    The Kiss I hoped that he would love me, And he has kissed my mouth, But I am like a stricken bird That cannot reach the south. For though I know he loves me, To-night my heart is sad; His kiss was not so wonderful As all the dreams I had.
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    Edgar Allen Poe

    Annabel Lee It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child, In this...
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    T. E. Ballard

    The Sweet Sound Of Bees Could you love a bee that buzzed, tickled your ear, brought tiny legs up to lips, while amber honey dripped down your breast? And if he followed it there carried it down to the place where you open like flowers, clear petals. If wings grew...
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    Quentin Huff

    Deeper He poured it in her ear, the idea of him on top, slowing time down to enter her, convincing her that everything would stay between them, with his back to the air and her bottom on the mattress, their motions surrounded by the smell of love and fabric softener...
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    Lewis Carroll

      You Are Old Father William  "You are old, father William," the young man said, "And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head -- Do you think, at your age, it is right? "In my youth," father...
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    I first spotted you from the back of the class wearing a smile, wearing a mask I became closer I considered you a friend but I still sometimes saw you wearing the mask It would...
    gothboy145 gothboy145 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Attention please! Attention please! 'Attention please! Attention please! Don't dare to talk! Don't dare to sneeze! Don't doze or daydream! Stay awake! Your health, your very life...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jul 23

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    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Life I celebrate myself and sing myself ,And what I assume you shall assume,For every atom belonging to me as well belongs to you.Walt Whitman.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall...
    ishax ishax 13-15, F Jul 19

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    --the Sleep-- The time It fades into nothingness... I stare at my ceiling, Watching glowing stars spin. I hear the clock tick, Will that be the only thing to exist In the world's...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    --the Dream-- Silver blue gift Drowns far down stream Just out of reach... My fingertips brush The tiny gold pebbles That pour from the cavity in my chest; And I'm falling...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 13-15, F Jul 20

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    Human Life’s Mystery by Elizabeth Barrett Browning We sow the glebe, we reap the corn, We build the house where we may rest, And then, at moments, suddenly, We look up to the...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jul 21

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    I put all of my poetry on my blog: www.punkrockpericaliya.wordpress.com if anyone would like to read :)
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Friendship is what holds people together Without it a soul will easily fall But finding the right companion to share your happiness with Isnt always easily done People have come...
    SingItForTheKids SingItForTheKids 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Drifting by Kit McCallum I sometimes find I'm drifting Through this life without effect; I often wonder if I'm truly Worth what I've been blessed. I search through days that have...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Out where the stones lay like bones by the ocean Out where the waves crash contempt on the land Someone was trembling for fear of the tempest Somebody silently reached for their...
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Classic rock is seriously the best.
    CastielDeducedtheTARDIS CastielDeducedtheTARDIS 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Wanderlust. Compass. Go. Explore. Live
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F 14 mins 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...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F Jul 10

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    Deciding to get into classic Doctor Who is probably the best decision I've ever made as a Whovian. I know that there are some people out there who are skeptical to the classics...
    anonymuscrat anonymuscrat 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I always liked music of any kind. My favorite music is classical because it's symphonies is very instrumental, and they use the instruments that make the most beautiful sounds. My...
    juju786 juju786 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    ive started realizing i really havent explored myself nearly enough. i suppose ive explored a bit more than the average person. still its not enough for me. i want to know ive...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    So one of my closest friends and I read a poem that a shepherd wrote to his love called 'The passionate Shepherded to his love' , then a different poet responded in a poem to the...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Jul 3

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    My man is amazing! He has opened my eyes to what I like and what I don't like. He encourages me to grow and explore my sexuality - mainly seeing if I like women as well as men. I...
    Aahtnamas Aahtnamas 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Yeah. basically thats all I want in life at the moment. and I have a shitload of ideas but I cant pick myself up and write the f***ing story.. I write poems all the time though...
    Mathiiisen93 Mathiiisen93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm so thankful, that they always have a place in my heart But I'm so ashamed, that I start losing sight of their faces, their names Don't look at me, please don't look at me Is it...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 Jul 16

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    "In a world gone plastic, baby you're so classic..." I love that line, and I try to be classic in a world gone plastic.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Jul 15

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    Guess what I've been playing? Pac-Man. It was my favorite video game when it first come out. Now, you can't beat the classics... nothing like the classics. I loved Arcade, Atari...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 15

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    Quick hit on Angels With Dirty Faces starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Ann Sheridan. This is my favorite James Cagney movie. Two childhood friends grow up and then move in...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 18

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    When I say I love classic movies I mean I love classic movies lol
    AustinLol69 AustinLol69 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I very much enjoy Classical Music. I know it sounds so out "lame" to some but there is nothing I enjoy more then taking a nice long bath and listening to some classical music, or...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My poems are your hidden letters. Another delusion I created I knew you so well. The way you breathed, the way you smelled. And I missed you so bad, when you first asked me not...
    YouShouldHaveKilledMe YouShouldHaveKilledMe 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Lack of guidance but my own...sure friends are there but sometimes they just don't know what to tell.I love inspirational quotes as I use them to meditate and identify myself with...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I am officially published, for those of you who are interested! You can get my stuff here: http://etsy.com/shop/PoemsandJunk
    lalalapolkadotsmmbop lalalapolkadotsmmbop 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I love the emotions poems put out there
    just0lexi just0lexi 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and...
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Please tell me what you think about these poems I wrote 1). Tell me why you choose me instead of any other soul Tell me why I miss you as soon as you then and go Tell me why...
    DubstepManiac12 DubstepManiac12 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    I love to find places to explore! From abandon buildings, dirt roads, to garbage piles. It's all cool to explore.
    bret18 bret18 18-21, M a week ago

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    Since I was about 7, I always wanted to explore an abandoned mental asylum. I really want to know where the first one ever built was located. Or exploring an old concentration camp...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Tomorrow at 715 am on TCM we have a very good Maureen O'Hara and Charles Laughton movie called this land is mine. One of the rare films where a speech is made during a movie which...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jul 1

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    I enjoy it because there is a piece of a really great history of our civilisation. I think classical music is sounding simply more natural than all those modern music, with sounds...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Later at 415 pm eastern we have the classic musical Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney. A top notch musical that may come across very slow the first 45 minutes but then it...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Classic cars are a time capsule, especially ones that have been restored to how they looked rolling off the factory floor. The 50s with their tail fins echoing the era of the time...
    Pete70 Pete70 41-45, M Jul 5