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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Another Piece Of My Soul ~ Untitled - By: Rob Paquin

    I am therefore I am. Just doing what I can. I'll stay gone and I'll carry on. It's my only plan.   I was therefore I was. And why I'm gone is just because. I know stuff's been said. I'm not dumb or dead, but still can feel the claws.   I sleep therefore I dream. And...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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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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    Reminiscent (To speak of regret,

    to let my demons free.) All I recall is vague mist in memory I can bring to focus only tattered remnants. A desperate sadness in the core of me, tainting the past of guilt and innocence. As sharp as the pang of regret I live in No person, no words, no savior no hope. A past...
    Tterbow Tterbow 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    She's 16 and could already tell you all about

    self-destruction. She could tell you how she hates every inch under her skin. Her skin, once flawless covered in dry blood stains and torn skin from the fault of a razor, Her razor. She hides from her friends now Because she'd rather keep them away from her insanity. It's...
    BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2014

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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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    Eternal

    Silent sounds within my frown, my entire world just crashing down. And as my thoughts burn like a pyre, my mind gets torn, and heart expires. Never sure just what went wrong, or where it is that you have gone. I tell myself it was all a lie, because that is what will get...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    Sleepless Love

    As I lay here, wide awake Thoughts of you through my mind doth race Inside my heart you heal the break Into my soul you fill the space As I lay with open eyes Thoughts of you bring sweetened sighs Inside my heart; soft lullaby Into my soul where you reside As I lay here I...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Sweet Music

    If I began to strike a beat, would you play for me a tune If I sang a song for you, will you dance around the room If I came and held you close would you sigh so sweet And if I looked into your eyes will my gaze you meet If my breath was on your neck could it heat up your desire...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 23, 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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    ashleymac96 ashleymac96 18-21, F Apr 24

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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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    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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    Qui me donnera des Ailes (part 1) A lonely

    witness of a small crime He smashed the door to the office he would search to Rob In panic he and I both rushed Him to the scene and me to flee the horror Of being witnessed to witness his crime About my business that day I did go Planning my escape from the hostel...
    Elses Elses 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Rest Your Heart

    Rest your heart,here in my hands Shield your soul behind me. Let me safeguard your deepest thoughts With a friendship given freely I ask you not for anything Yet,for you to be yourself With all I am,and might ever be I wish you happiness and health So rest your heart and...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Ailment

    What ails you? Those voices in your head Could not be dopamine apparitions- They are only soft coos From the pretty white Face That we hide in - When the sun turns its back. With this many lights -Our own lights couldn’t possibly be extinguished- Sometimes a cumbersome beast...
    dezoed dezoed 22-25 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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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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    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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    Life of Toilet Paper My life started out from

    a cottonwood tree. I was cut down and chip up into small pieces. You had me shipped to a paper mill. I was then dumped into a big pile They then scooped me up and dumped me again. I was carried along to a cold steal table that shooked me. I fell through a hole, and carried off...
    icicle001 icicle001 36-40, M Sep 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    ⭐️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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    '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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    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 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Inside - Out

    Inside the magic mirror. Inside the land of dreams. Inside the crystal waters. Inside the placid streams. Inside the favorite feeling. Inside the peaceful heart. Inside the everlasting. Inside the brand new start. Inside of your forever. Inside of your true blue. Inside of all...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 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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    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 5 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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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    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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    ....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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    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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    A Highland Romance

    When the morning sun kisses the face of the mountain,she blushes a yellow,green and red. The stars runaway,and the man in the moon,respectfully turns his head.
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 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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    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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    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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