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    A silhouette shadows the mind,

    arms outstretched, beckoning in mock earnest Submerged in a vast sea of pale blue Ripples, ripples Edges burn with red embers, silently. Waves screaming, blades of ice assaulting it's prey. All at once morose. A silhouette awaits in the depths, looking on through blank eyes...
    InexplicablyWrong InexplicablyWrong 18-21, F Jan 17

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    Annemarie- A Eulogy I can't describe her.

    Perfection would be too vague; flawlessness too petty. She has skin that smells of lavendar; or summer rain just as it touches the ground. Like pure life embodied, golden and smooth without a scar or inhibition; long-legged, funny as hell, her voice in my ear, her fingers on...
    TheBareFootedTruth TheBareFootedTruth 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Off-The-Cuff Morning stillness in the cool

    darkness The quite house The darkness before dawn Dark roasted fresh brewed black coffee inky as the sky Fading of distant stars as they ebb to Sol Volumes written about the promises of new days Each fails to embrace the beauty in early morning hours
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Title: The voice in the wilderness The echoes

    of my voice bounce and vociferate but never absorb. They die out before they are truly heard. No thing, nothing is listening. Do you hear what I hear - or feel? I didn't think so.
    connectionpoint connectionpoint 31-35, M Jan 15

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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 5 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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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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    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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    Right now Holding you Falling down the

    stairs It's so good to hold you I climb the stairs I can do it I can not do it I did it
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    Richest Man In Babylon

    a stack of chips on each shoulder no room to lean or cry on and you need one to rely on stones keep piling on and im crying trying to find the strength to fight on trying to pick the right one biting my time hiding with the light on half of the fight is knowing when to stand-down...
    sadfish sadfish 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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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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    Free Verse

    I celebrated Mother's Day with my wife by taking her to Victoria's Secret and forcing her to spend $250 on underwear. Now THAT'S poetry! I even got to pick out one of the pieces. Although, it's rather silly... because as soon as I see it on her, I'm only going to want to rip...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 4 Responses May 13, 2013

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    I Stagger

    ............... ............... ............... ...............
    BebeKitten BebeKitten 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    What a tangled web we weave When at first we

    practice to deceive Those silken strands of flaxen gold make you wonder and make you bold So watch your words you're lying mouth Because in the end it all goes south
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M Dec 21, 2014

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    In response to mohawkmom's prompt.

    First: iron and water and fire. Hands of a man who touches me as if he knows he can't keep me. Then: darkness and velvet and no air. A young woman's hand, lovingly learning every detail of me. There is warmth and coldness and thousands of colours, over uncountable days and...
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F Jul 13, 2014

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    I am sad so deeply kept imprisoned in the truth

    within the thought Words that can't be spoken is the burden of my lot. Rage just builds within my veins and tears that never dry. Invisible to the outside world that slowly I will die. But to see you sparks a longing to share all I have within Restrained within my heart...
    ohsofat ohsofat 26-30, M Sep 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    In response to Nic00l's prompt.

    Thousands of invisible waves from a heart to a heart whisper: love is love. Nights filled with endless clicking of keyboards, reflecting the rhythm of our pulses. I have never been happier to be alive. There have been other's hands on my skin, there have been other's lips...
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Saw a glare through the door Now

    who was he looking for?! Not me, not now, I will make him pay My god he better ******* pray I am not some free sleezy ***** He was peeking through the wrong door Unlocked and furious I begin to spray Just the beginning of his bad luck today You crept into the ladies bathroom...
    ihaveep ihaveep 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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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 15 Responses May 12, 2013

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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 7 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    truth has no substitute.

    in your absence - all is false, empty, contrived. re-emerge from the shadows bring back the warmth of day. come, let's basque in the fleeting beauty of sunset. you can always dance with another but truth has no substitute.
    connectionpoint connectionpoint 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    She off sought it in the dreams of her waking

    hours. To forget her past time memories of gone and fading flowers. She surrendered fully to the spell of her daytime dream. There she found true happiness, whatever that may mean.
    silvermoonflower silvermoonflower 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    A life A shadow A whisper Just one invisible

    spot On our history Who will remember you? But To me, you matter I care
    AnnaKanna AnnaKanna 16-17, F Oct 25, 2014

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    321... A poem is here.

    Don't fear. The alphabet has congregated and will now appear. I know, I know. With words like this I just doesn't seem fair. But let's get one thing clear. Me plus words equals a love affair. True. Debate sure but by God you better concentrate. Because when people can't follow...
    afaintreflection afaintreflection 26-30, M Feb 8

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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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    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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    Satan Stays Here

    peace of mind declinedNow i a trapped in hereyou watch us shakeyou have no shameMercy is not your forteYou whinge and whine about how the worlds unkindShall I get you a mirrorYou treat the human race with disgraceEven your own blood with disgustYou may maybe6ft tall but it only...
    lonesomeallthetime lonesomeallthetime 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    It is I the Phoenix who can see you See

    who you really are Tell me your secrets Can we hold each other from afar Your words are so powerful They touch my entire soul They make me feel complete Those words they make me feel whole
    Sweetcityflower Sweetcityflower 70+, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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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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    The dense fog clouding her mind,

    Pieces of clarity she needed to find.Would it be found in the words on this page?Or something that would never be gauged?Is life tracked along one muddled road,With confusion and pain often sowed?Or is it just that some are destined to see,That life is meant to be happy for you...
    Aletheia14 Aletheia14 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    My mind is playing tricks on me It's *******

    with my reality I look at something that I think is right But my mind did a secret overwrite
    Onthebus Onthebus 36-40, M Jun 3, 2014

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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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    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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    Reading Two kindred things I've noticed in the

    sacred place I love, when we say, "Hey, I want to go to the Book Store". Coffee, dripping with caffeine and the smell of books, glue, "Enchanting", we breathe it in. Stacks, stacks, musty and new, dusty and beautiful in their little covers, I touch the spines and murmur...
    TheBareFootedTruth TheBareFootedTruth 18-21, F Jun 12, 2014

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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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    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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    A Woman Exposed

    There she was baring all that Nakedness Legs spread, her hopes and dreams Hidden within Foolishly thinking she could hide her Secrets there But her climax rose, peaked, flowed like the Rivers Until it trickled its last drop, exposing her Vulnerability Climax, scream, squirt...
    miracles101 miracles101 51-55, F Oct 4, 2013

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    typing dot dot dot time

    freezing breath catching heart skipping dot dot dot hypnotizing mind buzzing joke catching? or falling? she’s smiling? frowning? she’s typing something dot dot dot baffling exciting maddening tingling typing...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M Nov 5, 2014

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    Entangled Bodies intertwined in a mass of

    sheets Lips touch in moments of pure lust My heart skipping several beats Holding each other with complete trust Breath coming short and fast fingers touching and feeling Bringing pleasure that will last Leaving our minds reeling Our souls coming together Expanding upon the...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M Oct 25, 2014

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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 23 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    writing a poem its a funny thing,

    it make you want to rhyme to get that nice ring, the ring that will make others see, what exactly this poem is supposed to be, but when your done with your writing, no one ever seems to be biting. here's an interesting question, why do be invite these sessions, you know the...
    F7avor F7avor 18-21, M Nov 29, 2014

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    So this poem is about my book called Order Of

    Elements, also comment, would you read my book? and no, it is not religious. Sorry. But anyways, here you go. Out of the Fire Into the Sky Out of the Dark And into the light. A hero promised by the starlit heavens Evil promised by Hell There was the wings, dark and high There...
    AmnesiaWolf AmnesiaWolf 13-15, F Feb 12

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    twist and turn the wind up key in my back,

    being a machine of course a heart I must lack, all I have are springs and gears, never to shed actual tears, for if I do I'll begin to rust, I'll start to crumble and gather dust, cold and calculating that's my mind, I once was loved and once was kind, I gather strength and...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Taunted by your lone thoughts.

    ..confused within my own self...disturbed dark soul of mine...cry out for help from within... My burning ashes crave for life...the death that was never meant to be mine, but yours...The death that I embraced for no one...A window to the unknown world of miseries...wretching...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F Nov 12, 2014

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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 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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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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    He would own the world

    if he could. Destroying everyone and everything because they couldn't live up to his unattainable preconceived ideas. Then he would turn inward and destroy himself, because he couldn't bare to be alone in the misery he created.
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Sep 25, 2014

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    Roses are red Violets are blue If you'll bring

    the butter I'll bring the glue. This is a bet. If any of you can make something erotic out of that, I lose. If you don't, the cow wins.
    copelandspring copelandspring 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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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