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    Stainless steel is untouchable.

    She wipes clean and shines, void of corruption. Time will not sway her structure nor subtle force. We see her in full glory, but she remains forever cold to the touch.
    Knyx Knyx 13-15, F Feb 5

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    Piece Of...

    Put meh panties on inside out..Forgot meh deoderant..I stink wiffout a doubt..It's enuf to make a gurl rant..But I'm stilla smilinJust a happy lil fartSittin here justa chillinWritin this piece of... art.
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Fate. Fickle as you are,

    what traps lay in store for us next?
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 Apr 6

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    Oh, you are something,

    if only in your own mind. Good luck with that.
    ArialShadow ArialShadow 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Laughter

    It's funny when I almost fall, Or when my dog can't reach her ear. I giggle at the jokes you tell, I smile because it's crystal clear. I like it when it's all green, And I spot a patch of violet, I glow inside to see my life, And know that I'm the pilot. The tinkle of a slinky...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    If I follow the steps to the moon take care of

    my forgotten images Don't panic too soon remember the golden ages when butterflies were dancing. My desires all left uppon the old shelf. Melancholic , but enchanting. Everything was taken by the cunning elf. He poisoned our love, he burried our trust. Nothing would ever be...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F a week ago

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    Shadow

    I wish to be one, and therefore I am! I slip by you with little a sound. You turn at my steps, and you hear my voice. You could see me if it was your choice! So I slip on through, and I bide my time. I wait for the time when the truth will shine. In the light, the lies will fade...
    StarGazer09 StarGazer09 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    The World Keeps Turning

    You sit comfortably in a chair. You are aware only of a room. Perhaps music is playing. You relax. You may even be smoking a cigarette. You have no sense of motion. Yet this is very strange. Actually you are moving at eighteen miles a second. The speed of the earth in orbit...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F Nov 9, 2013

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    Wayward people are near

    and far, they prey on the simple and the kind at heart...everyone wants what their offering, blindly excepting the destruction it brings. Wayward people, they're just people...amongst the living. BlacUnicorn
    BlacUnicorn BlacUnicorn 41-45, F Nov 30, 2013

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    A Different Storm

      A Different Storm   On a wet windy day from behind closed shutters warms my Soul   Storms rage on cocooned in this cosy room turning to see your face as you lie beneath satin sheets smiling into my eyes   Waiting eagerly waiting...
    knightwhispers knightwhispers 56-60, M 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    There lived a leopard in a wood.

    It lived just like a leopard should. It slept by day and stalked by night. And pounced and scratched with killer bite. One day while in a hunting spree, It flicked it's ears and heard a squee. It padded to check out the noise, And stalked unheard with proper poise. What it saw...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F Mar 30

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    (Can you guys tell what this one's about?

    ) Black lungs breath a dusty air, Toiling, sweating, without care. Cyclops yellow, eyes so bright, Chipping rock so late at night. You work so much you lose your soul, All for a lousy piece of coal. Toil, toil with no end. Blood and sweat your only friend.
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Escape From Hell

    Drained and pained, torn in twoChained and staind by all you doDark skies clouding over blueA glaring, vicious Hell ensuePride ******** bare, but I don't dareAfraid you'll grab me by my hairI cower beneath your spiteful glareHold my throat, and gasp for airPale and frail and...
    januarygirl januarygirl 26-30, F 24 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    Here, take this trail of a smile.

    .There, see! you are already leavingTell me what I long to sayTake me too, where you have run to stayI won't believe, noI won't hold you againI hate it when you are rushing down my cheekI hate it when you don'tMy muse, are you now, playing dead and cold?My monster, yes, the...
    anomalousexpansionofwater anomalousexpansionofwater 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Caitiff. If tonight in this very moment I

    were to be ripped from this universe and transported to the infinite void and left... i would not be more alone and alienated than I am living in this world... so I embrace the darkness and fall forever as an unseen tear or drop of blood.
    coloroutoftime coloroutoftime 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    My Life

    Scratching, clawing Always wanting Never realizing Too unattainable This life This mask Can't think Can't last Forgetful mind Never try Failure always Somebody's nobody Feeling trapped Screaming voices Never ceasing Zero choices What now Where to Running nowhere Single tear Dive...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    A Starlit Walk

    A starlit night, the moon shines like the sun Walking along the beach, so quiet and peaceful You run away and I give chase,calling your name Is this the game you want to play Your out of breath so am I We sit together, silently watching the sky I take you in my arms, holding you...
    tigermoth1234 tigermoth1234 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Life

    Why do you struggle?They always ask.And I think inside my head, how do you not struggle?Make the right choice.That's what they always say.When they mean the choice that doesn't intervene with their satisfaction.You are responsible for the choice you make, they say.Except when it...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    i Wait

    I have learned patience Not on my own But it was thrust upon me.   Disappointments leaving me empty and discouraged. And so, i wait.   One day            you appeared.   We connect share feel exhale ...   Every moment shared is enwrapped in, and separated by, time. So...
    connectionpoint connectionpoint 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2012

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    Red water falls from a chasm deep.

    I close my eyes and I go to sleep. A bright white light takes my hand, And leads me to the promise land. Angel song rings in my ears, And spirits sob in happy tears. Colors fade and bodies rot. But at the ending love dies not.
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Two people come together

    and a baby is born. The baby is taught and conditioned for danger to scorn. Our senses begin to perceive. We experience what feels painful, and pleasure is what we want to receive. We didn't have a choice in anything. Not our mind, body, world, existence, not the one who claims...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Icey Paradice

    Looking forward to a glass of merlot ( for a time or time & time again ) Or some mango juice with club soda ( that is the real enjoyment of alchemy ) It's important to clean your hoojtka after use Emptying the bowl of water that made your sheesha so smoothe And carry that extra...
    esronCounsel esronCounsel 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    Blue fire upon a dreamy violet sky his eyes

    were like saphire it was only him and I His gaze hypnotizing his hands aluring a magician with a cat who was wearing a black hat stars flowing around the sky as the time covered my eyes A voice of the moon A gaze of a God I left him by the noon I hope we meet soon Magic and you...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    The Sweetest Thing/S

    Half or a 1/4 caramel is just as sweet And can be leaft for later use ... Vodka of any kind kind can be utilized, however cranberry, pear, or oaernge juice should be considered The drunken masters of martial art, they do know what! You may still do not never fear Whiskey is...
    lividjolie852 lividjolie852 31-35 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    "Off-the-cuff-stuff" Are you tough enough Or a

    cream puff? I call your bluff
    WildBruce WildBruce 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I was crying And you stood by me With a

    smile on your face. I value What you did for me And I thank you friend for that.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I'll Go First

     If ever there was an art to words Poetry is that art A vital part of sharing the heart.
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    So what do you want? why don't you understand?

    You are so adamant In front of my glory you project your won story. Are you trying to hold me from the light? Are you dreaming of me every night? Who am I? Should I pretend I never noticed the lie? Lies you've been telling me Palaces and roses you have been promising me Should...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Bluff Cuff Poem

    I look around and stop to thinkCan I write this poem? My mind is on the brinkIt could be about anything,I could throw in the kitchen sinkOr it could be about nothingFuhk, I write betta when I drinkBut drinks can't be had whilst at workWhich is a damn shame for sure, it'd be a...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 11 Responses May 31, 2011

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    DayDream

    humpty dumpty sat on the wall **** ive heard this one before sorry ill start again , oooh the shame maybe this one will get me to fame anyway lying down in a field of flowers looking up at the sky for numerous hours i realise life is full of wonders so i get ready for the...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    My Thoughts

    Facebook sucks, I know this to be true. Then I found Ep And I thought YAHOO! But now they are linked, And I am quite bitter. Another good site, Flushed right down the *******.
    Firegod74 Firegod74 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    What are you doing here?

    waiting for the Sun's shinny kisses to blow up a sadness sadness for the hoplessness of the little children's cries their screams woke up the eyes of the past hidden beneath the pillow of conciousness insticts are aroused Wild tigers will blow your mind And as the fears and...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    The Anything Knot

    the anything knot said finally a girl whose eyes echo nightmares whose reasons stare down barrels whose thighs spread in spiritual spring whose shadows curve like Sartres the anything knot said i see you in Van Gogh bliss and imperfected sorrows chosing breathing chasing bulls...
    SaintLithium SaintLithium 22-25, F Feb 3, 2013

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    The weather turns Turns cold with my heart My

    bones are breaking my flesh tearing apart My soul is aching this pain I can no longer bear No one to hold me, to help me, too care. My heart burns with passion a bright bright flame I loved you I need you and on my heart you left a stain.
    anthonymusto55 anthonymusto55 13-15, M Jan 3

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    And All But This

    your origin song sings every note a flood of light expanding always only flowing this now expressing whose gift igniting alters and all but this is desire spilt staining the dreaming wings of emancipation
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Love

    The day I met you, My life turned blue I had no clue and my heart had suddenly blew Wanting my words to reach you, I had no idea of what to do. Everyday for me was new. You were my worldview. Day by day my feelings for you grew,No matter how hard I blew. All that I knew, Was to...
    AnjaliBhandari AnjaliBhandari 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Late night comes My mind is a mess I wish I was

    normal Oh how I long for rest I want to smile To feel happy just one time To overcome my worries And to overcome my mind But yet that is hard to do I've tried it quite a lot To be this happy person That I just simply am not Maybe one day I can smile Put that grin upon my...
    Mindinsanity Mindinsanity 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I Stagger

    Your gaze arrests me and in that moment I surrender Paralyzed. Aching to be devoured You leer and my heart thumps heavily Flurried in anticipation of what you might deliver Enticed. I'm yours for the taking, ready for what awaits Yearning to give Avid. Exquisite hands that roam...
    BebeKitten BebeKitten 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Poem Righthere Right Now

    do you hear the angels sing? the rain i hear the sun is near my eyes are open still... i cantot think of one good reason to fall asleep. my dreams are not excuse to ignore such broken wings, angels fall into the screen, moonlight is not bright enough to let them see.. if i...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Manifestation From the brightest brights of

    starlight to the dullest and dingy dusts of the earth Perfected in Love and knowledge now gone, Born innocent into sin Time forgot who you were a mere moment ago, and the time, times and a time it will take to remember seem to be unilaterally obligatory as the boundaries of...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F Mar 24

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    Don't Just Stand There; Do Something

    I would have done something If only I dared. She could have done something If only she cared. He never even tried Though he cared enough You watched as they died You proved you were tough We should have done something But now it's too late No one did anything And death was their...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 8 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    The Gargoyle

    Melting into shadows Abandoning human flesh Enshrouding himself in a corpse of stone Features motionless True mastery of a natural beast Mystifying eyes A silent noble silhouette Years of history in disguise Hiding behind a chameleon's nature True depth can...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    Uncles Anonymous

    I don't really know what happens to a child... When perhaps one of their parents may be too busy And something happens for them That they may have that hidden hero in the background that they believe in Not from some character in a comic book... It's that outside family friend...
    esronCounsel esronCounsel 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    That Walk With Me...

    Come, I’ll walk with you.    Take your hand, feel…      fingers knotted. Take me to,    that walk with you. Places you want to go,     show me.       Things you want to know. Share, then...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 11 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    I fear of my heart being sore.

    And it may be that none of us are to blame. I am just scared. Just scared of the loneliness that you're happy to call home. Hidden beneath the fallen rocks, I wept, like rain on a summer's day. We touch, we eat, but barely speak. We lay, I awake, you turn and fall asleep. It's...
    AmethystWings AmethystWings 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    Sadness stemming of my soul I will always feel

    alone Judge me as you like I will always be by your side Pink blossoms on the trees Fragrances I can't forget Sun is shining gold through the young leaves Feels like I am in heaven So peaceful so serene But the darkness that's locked inside me screams as the birds of love fly...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Feeling alone you should know you won't be on

    your own Living in a shell is like hell Step out notice the shine shines sprout Cherish the warmth encore the old oarth whose words faded away as the letters came on it's way Remember the flowers you worshiped the fragrances you adored the nostalgy is sweet when no one did...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    What Mama Really Wants (For Mothers Day)

    Mama wants black nylon thigh highs, so he loves to stare Mama wants sexy bra and panties, for their journey bare A slinky dress that clinges to every curve she has Dancing to sultry music, maybe some jazz Tonight mama isn't feeling like mama any more As his arms embrace her...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 17 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Hmmm

    Like little childen skipping off to school, hand in hand clasped firmly in place. This is how you make me feel. Like a breeze scented with Jasmine on a well moon lit night. This is how I feel you. A Solitary candle with a flame of no tremble This is how I see you,  A dove of...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 12 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Woods

    I have walked in the woods today. There are places where the darkness is deep. Where there are branches to cut me And vines to entangle. I have walked in the woods Beneath light that was dim Under branches full reaching Under leaves that cannot fall. I have...
    Vessa Vessa 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    What Am I Worth?

    all the stars in the heavens,the oceans to swim inthe warm breeze to soothe my heartthe steadfast arms of love to hold meyour tender voice to console memy dreams and hopes buoy me into rainbow skiessweet memories of yesteryear chime like lullabiesmy daughters magic loveand all...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 6 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    There are no blossoms anymore in this foreign

    dark shore My secret letters all burnt I am gone with no return All my old keys are abandoned Don't break my strong bond Let me stare in the endless breeze My wooden chest, who did seize? Stolen memories rusty armories. Breathing through despair Should one ever care? Getting...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My Sling

    You hang from my neck like a ton of bricks You're bulky and awkward what a fix Always need adjusting, collecting hair and crumbs Restricting me to death, I just sit and twindle my thumbs I would love to just throw you away, but if I did my arm would flay So I will keep you on for...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    The Confliction Of A Tortured Soul

    I fall to my knees and beg for forgiveness, I look to the heavens and see a light. I fall from grace and revel in sin, I walk away and become the night.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 12 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    standing prone

    wonder filled the lyrical luminous intention awakens skinless standing prone as the elbow of ubiquitous groove swallows her embracing tongue in curves of folding  imagination hard like memories too long left  in the pallid lust of the  eponymous...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 22 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    Ratrace

    A poem off the cuff aint enough... To heal all this broken and brused stuff... Unbalanced and unbelievable thoughts run... Being inside my mind...no fun... Turn off the light because iam done... Worn and torn same old story... No new allegory... Uninspired so far even by these...
    afaintreflection afaintreflection 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    Originality

    I won't be decieved when I conceive an idea that's my own it's been placed before my face, not for my eyes alone. My imagination and amalgamation of experiences I've amassed My lame ideas were said before by countless score of people in the past I repeat the themes and paint...