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    Here's a short story I wrote on my phone: Today

    I saw a women get shot on a ferry to England. The weather was stormy and no one had heard the shot due to the thunder. We were alone on the deck of the ship. He then pointed the gun at me. I was surprisingly calm, I felt no urge to fight or flight. I just continued to smoke my...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Julian

    ”Julian, where are you?” the call died out as soon as it left his mouth, the only sound to be heard was the rattle of some rats who were fleeing the ally because of the disturbance. Julian was nowhere to be seen, not even her perfumed scent of Forrest which he gave her at her...
    MarcusTulliusCicero MarcusTulliusCicero 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    ashleymac96 ashleymac96 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Spring's Whisper

    Inside the heat of Summer's days, with fun and and freedom all the craze, The world is simply burning Then Autumn leaves will start their dance, inside their falling cryptic trance and the days will slowly shorten. When winter comes it sends a chill. Doors are closing and time...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    You loved me At least

    that is a rumor I once heard when the Moment was hot and We rocked the bed Was that ever true? It it was, it was as Fleeting as the foam On an ocean wave before It reaches the sand But it was more than glorious
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 11, 2014

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    Love You

    In the Autumn, nighttime air To hold you close and feel you there To lay a kiss upon your cheek To hear of all the things you'd speak To walk along hand in hand As the waves crash on the sand As the moonlight lights the way Our hearts wide open in love's display The Snowdog
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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      VeteranRaindrops strike my window pane

    and rivulets run downWhilst I lay on my sick bed in pyjamas and a dressing gown.I think the lives of my old comrades were rather like the rain, Active, brief and passionate - free of all my pain.They were forged upon life's anvil and smote by the hammer of war,I knew them for a...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M May 30

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    To Part.... (for: Kim)

    I remember the first day that we met, and you were all that I could see. I still remember our first kiss, and the way you gazed at me. I remember thinking way back then, that we could never last. I remember thinking I wish we could, but that's all in the past. We had so many good...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    Hunter & Hunted

    Ah, so again I see the voracious side of the one within the seeker's light Should caution be the winding way to gaurd her from all that she craves For truly the mind of such a man who holds the madness in his hand might be a thing too hard to chew a maze of rhyme to travel...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    Life And The Show Goes On

    Broken street lightsOld pieces of paper sweptAnd Scattered by the unfriendly windsWe are sparks of lightSeparated from the divineWe go on with our busy lives, meLoving you wherever you may goA love that was a circus of dead flowersThat leave a taste of sweetness foreverI hope you...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Someday

    Someday – By Grainne   Freedom from the things that bind Glowing eyes in beams of light Open full and wide your mind Dancing flames will reignite Passion lost and spent in kind Eating everything in sight I don’t know how to unwind Holding on with...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    Wondering if you guys can give me some feedback

    on this : Realization .... Tick tock love is gone Why has it taken this much time to realize my heart was wrong You were my job, passion was the career Was livin life with love, with nothing to fear Because ... I was with you .... Funny what things love makes you do Sitting...
    poetryisme poetryisme 16-17, M Jun 16, 2014

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    'Who am I today' Who am I today?

    That led me here. So many days, weeks and years So many good times It all seems like just yesterday As time passes by it changes the shape of the world And each generation belongs to their time and so a different world I belonged to a past world That was new then and now is...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M Apr 14

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    "Trying" We're all just pretending Pretending

    to be, someone who's better than we are so the other wont leave. We're not as perfect as they think It's love that makes us appear so And love that makes us try to be In our pretending we do become someone who's better than we were.... And now I think that, I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    I love you, yes, But with all the infinite

    yearnings Of my heart, and the limits That the flesh imposes So I will say: I'm sorry Before your tears come While the sun still shines And I know that forever is In the end, only temporary.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2014

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    Quintese

    I'd like to tell you about a friend, who I think is just the best. Her life has recently seemed to her, a bit like a small test. She's really quite lovely. That's something I must confess. Would you like to know her name ? Well, here she's known simply asQuintese Now, the things...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Perfect Mistake. I Poem And Song.

    I'm the most perfect mistake The mistake you always make Takes the cake When you say You never make it again Then you have the nerve to Turn around and call me Your friend Like your here till the end I can't depend on you Being stable Being able Making choices that will Break...
    PipsUnderstudy PipsUnderstudy 18-21, M Nov 19, 2013

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    Here's My Short Story. Hope You Like!

                  An Incident Between Two Pillars             The Great Awakening 6:00 to 6:15 PM “Get up!” On a Wednesday night in his sophomore...
    Tricz Tricz 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    I wrote stories from my achizophrenic thinking.

    I have mild schizophrenia and write really Diffrent stories.
    TheDyingButterfly TheDyingButterfly 13-15, F Oct 22, 2014

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    ....EP week at a glance.

    ...Monday.....gesture, ...fondle profile, fanTuesday...log in to to the euphoria of a new friend....exchange pleasantries with ep mail....learn all about your new friend...all the shared common ground...oh, you did that? you saw that play? i was at that concert too!i love poetry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20, 2014

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    we all wear these masks

    and think that what we see from without is what we get when we are without. Emotions can be as true as this logic might suggest, but even that image evokes some lesser kind of immediate threat. Just what is it dear friends that sets us free. Is it having dialogue of the world...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Jul 18

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    The “In” Group The school year started

    like normal for Caleb. He was in the same classrooms, had the same teachers and friends, and knew the school like the back of his hand. Nothing had changed, and Caleb didn't expect it to. Caleb and Derick had been best friends since 2nd grade. When Caleb had first moved to...
    GirlforGod2 GirlforGod2 13-15 Dec 6, 2014

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    Hope Lives

    Close my eyes,sit and sigh,lock away the tears inside.Won't let hope die,though I wonder why,evil finds a place to hideI think and try,to let love fly,and still I see far and wideThat answers reply,that goodness implies,that fear and pain cannot decideI stand with hands raised...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    A Question - By: Rob Paquin

    A soul is left to wanderthrough the pathways of the heartdown all the broken trailsand the forest; ever darkTo rise above the treelineto stand upon the peakof the mountains set before itas it searches for what it seeksAnd if the sun were to shineand fill that heart with...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    Misguided Quest Who would've thought I could

    change the world? What about the parrot? Yes, I admit it-the world we now live in is my fault...though the parrot isn't without blame either. It has been 3 1/2 months since my birthday. For my present, I had gotten a parrot. Yes, a parrot. You know those little winged beasts...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 22

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    LIKE A CAT BITTER TASTE DESIRE FOLLOWED BY THE

    EYE AS I SCREAM A LOT WORRIES ARE UNTOLD. LIKE A CAT HIDDEN IN THE DARK WITH VISION SHARP WATCH BEHIND MY BACK KILLING LIKE A START DAWN WILL FIND ME CALM AS I FOUND HUNT I WILL KILL SOME RATS JUST BECAUSE OF FUN I WILL JEALOUS MORE SO I CAN BE ALONE. written by LISA TSAKIRI...
    poetrylines poetrylines 46-50, F Dec 9, 2013

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    ⭐️Wonder⭐️ Do you ever wonder?

    Wonder about a world beyond space, beyond the galaxy? A world that is completely and utterly perfect. A world with peace & magical creatures. A world that has basically been pulled out of a fairytale book & is the exact opposite of this hell hole we call earth. Then reality hits...
    stahrs stahrs 13-15, F Mar 5, 2014

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    Hazy stars in wavy lines,

    icy fog and flakes Altered states of space and time, crashing in your wake My eyes would rise to meet your own, and through the fog they'd stare Hovering in ocean's blue, the depth beyond compare As that thought took hold of me and crashed about my head The only thing I could...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    Just a Drabble that popped in my mind- Band

    Aid Pointing, laughing, talking, Regular activities, right? There I stand, hand on elbow, Band aid on heart Looking at the betrayal Of my existence The band aid falls, And my heart cracks again Suddenly it hardens, It can't come undone If some one can't get in. Never again...
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety 16-17, F Oct 8, 2014

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    Truth Behind The Sentinel

      Stone cold silent - Feels so violent Torment raging, With his self war waging Look too closely. Read it wrong Not one place where he belonged   Stone cold stunning - He hit it running Torment playing, With all He's saying Look away, and miss it all...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Breadcrumbs

    Breadcrumbs- by GrainneI left a moment there for youin case you came alonga bread crumb trail laid straight and trueI'd never steer you wrongI held on to the kindest thoughtsand let the rest take flightthose tumbled words from sorry lipscan make things turn out right.  I felt...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    Take My Hand

    And there within the iris of the blinking eye There's the clarity of truth hidden by the lie. And in the softest whispered words carried by the breeze There is the truth of my mind's forest, hidden by the trees And in the long lost memory of that long gone day The truth...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    Because I Can --- For Sierra33 (because..., She Knows She Can Too!)

    There are times, I'd like to rhyme. Or sing a song, that's so sublime. Or dance away until the daylight shines. Just because I can. There are days I'd like to swim. Or hike across a ravines rim. Or just live according to that day's whims. Just because I can. There are...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Finished this yesterday,

    let me know what you guys think Bonds Why.... The sunrise comes as no surprise Like the smile on your face It's only a 12 hour race before that dies but ... Why... I gaze upon u only to find sadness like your Hiding your pain, but isn't it apparent that the earth Sometimes...
    poetryisme poetryisme 16-17, M Aug 3, 2014

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    The Iris And The Flame

    They talked to each other. Each with their own set of questions and replies. Each with a demanding want for a better understanding. They conversed. Neither stood accused or denied. Slowly did they try at first..., until again and again..., their lust overtook them, a wanting so...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    The Door

    I've had my ups and downs My highs and lows Walked in the fires of my soul's bellows And through it all I came to know That before me stood A Door. So with a trembling hand I knocked not once but twice When it didn't open I knocked thrice Behind it I knew There was a vice So I...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    What It Takes

    I thought omniscience belonged to God But you also blanket over life To smother, unravel And reconstruct the living Dirt under my nails, just to get you out I would pick Until I bleed If that’s what it took to ruin your work of art Spread dry and brittle over linen canvas You...
    dezoed dezoed 22-25 4 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    Stained Glass

    As I stare at the mirror all I can see, are the eye's of a stranger that stare back at me. A face that is worn down. A bit wrinkled and lined. Some hair that is graying, and not a smile to find. There's no emotions in that gaze there, not a hint to behold Just two...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    Sweet Darkness

    Kisses and wishes, and the hook without fishes Living and loving and eternal blisses Sweetly denying the curses undying and inside the truth see the thing that is lying twisting the turning with a dead poet burning and inside the madness of a person so yearning though lifted on...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    To Be Honest Late in October I was sitting

    with you on a burgundy, wood bench, discussing a topic I can't quite recall. In the middle of our conversation you put your silver headphones over my ears and asked me my honest opinion of the song that was playing. But how could I have been honest with you if I don't know...
    Heuristic Heuristic 16-17, F Jan 12, 2014

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    Cressage (Christ's Oak) It's early Spring at

    Cressage. The days are warm and bright. There's blossom on the blackthorn: Wild flowers bloom, left and right. A white bridge stands majestic, astride the Severn's flow. Old pillboxes keep their vigil, still waiting for the foe. The trees and the grass are greening: There's a...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M Apr 17

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    The Jester

    I hear the tears, I see the pain, I feel the laughter wain. I taste the fears, I feel the call, I see the superhero fall. I know the spheres, I see the end, I feel the laughter come again. I want to persevere, I feel the need, I see your heart as it bleeds. I send you...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    THAT fortnight has been strange to say the

    least a strange energy mingling and mixing in the midst bothered by many things of immediacy from back yonder from over there, from behind...THAT they know me as kind and fair and fortunate and innocent they know me not but not to worry I ain't gonna reminisce... THAT is an...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Jul 18

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    Waking Moments

    And in that waking moment; Dashed The dream of taking you at last The dream of you within my arms To succumb to all my loving charms To fall to all these words I say To love and lust the dream's array To be seduced and be so smitten To purr for me just like a kitten And in the...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    The Beast Inside

    I can feel It in there stirring,starting to come to life.I feel It's madness building,as It opens up Its eyes.I can sense It's aggrivation,as It shakes the cage's rusted bars.I know It comes back to life again.I hear It's laughter, and see It's scars.It's been idle for so...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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