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    Not Just Words

    What is a word Without a voice What is a thought Without a feeling I thought I knew All I needed to Until I realized I didn’t know you The way I want to The way I dream of Still here I am Hanging onto …your next word
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    my love gave me a safety vest.

    it seems a simple thing.. wasn't a Lamborghini, or a condominium... A first-class trip to Paris, or even a county fair.. and if i were to tell him, he probably wouldn't understand.... he said I should probably wash it..... It smells a bit you see, (and it does) But it smells...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Her Hands

    Her Hands     She looks down at her weary hands. They ache from the toils of the day. For every day they lovingly hold many lives, Gladly being the hand of love, The hand of kindness, The  hand of patience, And the hand of sacrifice. Grateful to to give...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 8 Responses May 23, 2011

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    They were all so yellow!

    They were all so yellow! The brigtest stars in your blue suede shoes The black agony and the white springboard The hurricane eyes The hurricane eyes! Listening to you Again and in pink
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 14

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    You have so many hours Use them wisely Look at

    the hours They are there for you You are so special
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response May 22

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    I was recently asked

    if I ran a tight ship.neatness wise....and this is my metrical reply:ON FIRST LOOKING INTO BOOKER'S BEDROOM***Why...if Al Pacino saw my digs,he'd say out of orderThis plac looks like it was hit directly by a mortarI'm mortar-fied ,but to continue the thoughtIf it were Morse he'd...
    bookerdana bookerdana 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 10

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    My Last Sorry For those of you I've hurt

    before, With knife sharp words or slamming doors. For any time I've caused you pain, By shutting my life off again. To you, I say I'm sorry for, All the pain that you endured. My words were harsh, reactions quick. To close you off with one mouse click. It's not your fault...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Apr 13

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    I see you sitting back there.

    In the dark. Your narrowed eyes on me. I feel you back there. In the fog. Casually pulsating with warning. You're just biding your time. Waiting for your chance to dominate and lay me low.
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    I like your home I like the garden I like

    cinnamon I like poems written at 2.23am I like dinners I like your CD I like your LP I like this list I don't like this poem
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 16

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    I finished the sentence

    and went out the door Everything was usual I had never seen usual
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 14

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    There you were Feelings

    so tight I hugged you You asked me: "Is this really your favorite songs by the Beatles?" I said "no" We went for a walk I saw something interesting in the corner
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M May 22

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    Roses are red Violets are blue I'm bad at

    poetry If you're good, **** you
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 18-21 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Once a hairy neanderthal whose name we shall

    call Grom found a heavy piece of wood and thought as hard as a caveman could until at last he understood to him the role of King belonged He knew he couldn't hesitate to split every fellow caveman's pate till on their knees they would await King Grom the greatest of the great...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    The beauty of you Is not

    so beautiful But it's soooo beautiful And I love you In silence Quietly Behind my wall
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    The house was on fire The house was on fire I

    didn't like that Didn't like that at all At a a all At a a all House on fire Too many people jumping And thankfully It was a metaphorical fire Nobody was hurt Nobody was hurt Nobody was hu hu hurt
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 16

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    Gonna go to bed and cry

    til morning, when the sun shines on my tears will dry And you'll vanish from my thoughts forever.
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Mar 31

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    I took a creative writing class in college.

    I can't remember now if I took it because I thought it would be a "bunny" class or if it was required for my Early Childhood Education degree. Doesn't matter really. It turned out to be very significant. The professor looked like a biker gnome: short, stocky, long white hair...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Here we are At the end of the rainbow The ocean

    so blue I'm thinking about...the wonder of him He melted your heart You and your chair You and your chair
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M May 21

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    Thoughtsinvisible fingers clasp my headoh they

    things they said, the THINGS they said!answers I so desperately seekchurn and burn and grind my souloscillating, spinning beyond my mind's controllay me bare, between the beauty and the darkdeeper and deeper and deeper I sinkdissecting and ripping and tearing and screamingmy...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Hymn for distraught Directors.

    Immoral, Impossible, God only knows How tenors and basses, sopranos, altos At service on Sunday are rarely the same As those who on Thursday to choir practice came. Unready, unable to sight read the notes Nor counting, nor blending, they tighten their throats The...
    malizz malizz 66-70, M Apr 15

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    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 19

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    Resolution.

    A bittersweet Moment Just now. Both of us Saying We understand Each other. Letting go Is very Hard for me. I won't Forget Anything. It was So special. I loved every Moment. I treasure That time. I'm proud Of Myself. I know When to let go. I'm proud Now... That I won't...
    slsr slsr 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Worst Four Line Poem.

    This is the first line of my poem. This is the second, the third, the end.
    kazeldragon kazeldragon 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    Roses...

    Roses are red. Violets are blue. Why the hell does this damn mosquito keep buzzing around my head? I need a drink. Let's all go out and play frisbee.
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I watched some vids on the bbc Iplayer titled

    Women who spit... poems read aloud and they were wonderful The title put me in mind of a really old poem I wrote many years back and i found a version I typed up 27/06/2013 about my childhood self and an odd habit I developed one of many I must confess I called it 'spitting...
    ellissia ellissia 26-30, F May 6

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    Mistaken You unfold

    and stretch upward. Plump, golden, lovely in your simplicity. You imagine that maybe, possibly... You just might be beautiful. You just might be important. You just might be wanted. But then, without notice... You’re cut down. You’re poisoned. You're absently trampled...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Don't tell me where to go from here,

    don't mock me with your tone. Don't sift through the mistakes I've made, don't ask me how it goes. It seems to me you've seen it all, your fortunes well in tow. But you're blind to the most certain fact, there's always room to grow.
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F May 18

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    2:33 Moonlight beckons Bleary beacons Catching

    clouded glass Draws the gaze skyward In the suburban quiet Balmy summer night
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Lost somewhere along the line of love

    and hate, I dreamed a dream of my sweet escape, My fate on a string, My heart on a ring, My head in my hands, The time through the sands, The world became cold as I watched you bend and fold the tattered pieces of my life, With tears in my eyes I realise it was all lies...
    gothfairy gothfairy 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My Thoughts On Love.

    Sometimes When it feels Like Love It really Isn't. It may be Caring. It may Just be an Illusion. Delusion. I think It's only Real When it is Shared. Decided. It's not an Emotion. It is a choice. There is no Falling Fireworks You choose It .... Or not. :)
    slsr slsr 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    The ink in my pen is just flowing away spilling

    emotions all over some page Emotion's gonna lead me to an early grave and all I get is a song just a sound full of feeling.... but writing down feelings and the sounds they go to is one of the only things I know how to do the other is knowing just how to miss you and die deep...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    Rabbit runs He's the legs

    for the lark He collects from the circle and takes the walk He's the fastest and he has ID. Soon the circle will be comfortable and somewhat blind and the bottles will empty and rabbit runs again Stacked lines on bridge mounts and graffiti on concrete revetments are Rabbits...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses May 15, 2014

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    Is life just one big ruse?

    Time just passing by with the blues, Filled with ups and downs and bad news, What is before us, do we really get to choose? Through all the pain and darkness we look for clues, But most of the time we hear just boos, Is it really all about paying just our dues? Do we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I live in fear of being found out.

    I am constantly wondering what might happen if you knew that my smile isn't shatter proof, that my love is overwhelming, that I am human to my core and that I'm scared of everything. Will you run as soon as you see the ugliness in me? Are you immune to the guiles of my...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    My nose! My nose, it was bleeding Bleeding from

    the thoughts of the head above the nose Waiting for the noose
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 14

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    Some Poetry Really Annoys Me .....

    Like When they write Dis. joint. ed Random flowery words And then...... Space them like This Like a cluster that is meant to be Deep And Ummmmm.... Etherial. Ooooooh, how Beeeyouteafull Of yourself They call it poetry I call It CAW caw
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 9 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    A person invented Facebook Maybe more

    than a person Facebook...the dream was singing to my art I decided to write bad poetry It fitted my mood of the day On Facebook Facebook - oh so clever An open book Full of secrets For all to see Secrets for you and me Joy in my heart Pain in my art Millions of users Like you...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 14

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    Introspection I sit alone on this mossy old

    stone on a cold wet winters day and I remember places and loved ones faces they all seem so far away I don't really care if your reasoning tells you that I am strange cause your red neck ways won't leave you room to face the tides of change It's ignorance and hypocrisy and I...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 7 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    The moment of truth came

    after I fell alseep
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 19

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    Stopping To Think While My Dog Gets Irritated

    This little ambiguity just flopped out of my head and onto the floor...unfortunately, I picked it up and now I'm inflicting it on you poor, unsuspecting folks. Let me also add, with the deepest apologies to my favorite poet of all time: Dear Robert, I may borrow your rhyme and...
    BozoBuckets BozoBuckets 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    That Awkward Moment.

    We went to the supermarket....we needed two things... Two innocent objects....but later we cringed. Who would have thought......that two items together. Would make people laugh....like the touch of a feather. She had chafed lips.......and we were cooking a feed. So off to the...
    AtleastImHonest AtleastImHonest 31-35, M 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    I lost my pink umbrella,

    baby Something happened to my pink umbrella, baby It was raining down from the sky I felt ill, and wanted to die My pink umbrella, baby The sun was shining, baby My pink umbrella lost itself And I wanted to shine
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M May 15

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    What we glimpse when our hearts are true.

    The supposed winnings of the battles that we humans face on earth. What we seek. What we crave. What we embrace. What only God can grant. A moment of silence and a day of rest.
    Pariah1984 Pariah1984 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    "Once Upon a Time" Once there was a man who

    had nothing in particular to say he forced his stacked lines and on occasion some rhymes nothing in several shades of gray He spoke of an illusive muse and a starving white sea things that never were and things that used to be. The word wielding ghost remembers bouncing checks...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses May 4, 2014

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    I don't know if this is good

    or not but it is my first poem. Here goes nothing. For there I lay in bed dreaming. Not asleep but merely pondering the life ahead of me. My thoughts are screaming and will not let me be. The failures throughout my life racing through my head had me steaming. No...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6

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    On Her Adultery Now she done left me,

    and took all my beer The dishes the CDs,and eight tracks ,I fear The laptop and flatscreen a mere prolog To finding you also carried off the dog You done me wrong you deflated my ego Was that any way to say,Adios,amigo? I spent all of thesse days in a semi on the interstate My...
    bookerdana bookerdana 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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