I Write Poetry Because That Is What I Do

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    The Barbed Wire And The Glass

    Is this where where eden has become? A spoken word a curse a thought a crime? I see mine own flesh cleaved from my bone and all the while an empty throne where once a ruler sat the donkeys braying and rats grown fat my sinews drawn into my noose and from my skeleton an axe how...
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    Feb 7, 2011

    Wolfsong For Mollywoppy

     that day you were going to leave me I sat and wept, I sobbed, my tears stopped up my eyes then I looked at you and i knew you were my life that i would not let you go and turned my face to yours the words were always in me, my darling love, Now, was the time to...
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    Feb 9, 2009

    Poetry In Motion

    Poetry is like the ocean Poetry in Motion Poetry is like a potion Poetry in Motion Poetry is like an explosion Poetry in Motion Poetry is like some soothing lotion Poetry in Motion Poetry is a form of devotion Poetry in Motion Poetry represents emotion Poetry in Motion
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    46-50
    1 Response Feb 11, 2013

    Sound Of Color

    hush ...silence your tongue...what was that gentle sound I thought I just heard? It came just after a rain shower...I thought I just heard a rainbow Sounded like crinkling crepe paper, or perhaps light piano keys from behind a closed door - colors really can speak
    relcychoho relcychoho
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2011

    My Poem, Willing Slave

    Warm embraces, devour me, sweet emotion, overpowers me, the flesh and the bone, the body the soul chain me to your love I'm your willing slave, torture me with kisses and make me helpless with your touch take my breath away make me lust tease me with your affection make me yearn...
    June30 June30
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    What Touches Me

    more than love and life and death the revelation that my name has hung upon your breath when you and I were close; as close as close can get And no more thought of other lovers, Other than regret, That I had spent some life with them As you I had not met.
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    Feb 10, 2009

    So I Don‘t To Talk To Myself

    All (my) verses...or almost all, beyond the quick tip on the keyboard has the company of tears, as sharp as the last glance, as passionate as the most desirable kiss or as happy as the sweet laughter of a child.From all that I live, little I used to believe, a lot I have survived...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 1, 2012

    LIP GLOSS She’s making up

    for lost time. You watch her flit between the mirrors and the boys, slurring drunken kisses between the lines, she was prettier before, you surmise. Now she laughs easy, but it isn’t real, you remember the tire-tracks and the shrill of nightingales and the rain. She’s...
    roadkillkitten roadkillkitten
    46-50, F
    Feb 26

    I Never Thought I'd Have to Let You Go

     I never thought I'd have to let you go, It took so long to find you and in that finding was: Life's promise to meet my match, But, here's the catch, I destroy you everyday we are together And, more when we are apart, So, cloaking myself in pain, Covering my skin in...
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2009

    When I post a poem here it is,

    by some, assumed that the poem is about me or my life. That is not always the case. I strive to understand and experience the human condition. So, although the poem may convey lots of meaning and be emotional, it is not always related to what I am feeling at a particular time or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2015

    In the Big Dip

    Certain broken promisses remind, questionable fears abide, Perfunctory courtesy slides, Dim stares sheath the eyes, The wheels of existance grind, Deadline dates expire, Eccentricities of time Devoid and multiplied, Old grief, old pain is fire, Hope left foundering in...
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2009

    ODE TO A GNOME I’m falling without

    wings hands outstretched, reaching toward nothing, no one hand to grasp, to catch, to hold. The long stretch-shot in slow-mo t-i-o-n, hair whips into my eyes falling, without wings, fat little kiwi, brown, nondescript. I’m clawing for the ledge a foot above my head, but each...
    roadkillkitten roadkillkitten
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 22

    I Write This Now

    Not all things that do not make sense are stupid, I broke the wing of the South wind in my ignorance, The twelve stones in my breastplate were not mine, Beneath your yoke a laboring giant was sleeping, How well you joke and fiddle to the sound of weeping, Know you, in your old...
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2011

    Depends Upon My Mood!

    When I first came to EP, I seemed to be able to write poetry at the drop of a hat. Some good,some so so,some realbad. But the words came freely. Today, I can't write at all. I have just not been in the mood. I hope I get that mood back soon, I still owe a few people some poems...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior
    56-60, M
    Mar 12, 2012

    I Ve Wrote A Song!!! Please Do Comment And Tell Me How Is It :) :)

    best place on the earth!! verse 1: wereva yo're wid me is the best place on the earth i feel like lyk a paradise! yes!tat's wat i cal a paradise!! yo'l neva kno how i feel wen i'm with yu wish tha same you feel iside!! pre-chorus: baby yo're th air throu i breathe.... and i...
    poojabhatt poojabhatt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

    Though I Am Dust

     Though I am to become dust That part of me which was my heart, Having been loved by you, Will somewhere become air And in a soft breeze Will make someone smile, not knowing why.
    johnnyjohnnyjohnny johnnyjohnnyjohnny
    26-30, M
    Feb 26, 2009

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
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    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Apr 20
    Hey dear reader; All my poems and stories are now at therepurposedmale.blogspot.com
    therepurposedmale therepurposedmale
    51-55, M
    Apr 20
    I wanna do a lighter post I guess before it's the end. Almost like a finale. I just don't know exactly what to write about, but I might just write about a few random things that...
    rana3434 rana3434
    41-45, F
    Apr 20
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    jasonBK1 jasonBK1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    Well, my ride on the roads of life is soon to be a thing of the past. Seems I might leave you (unwillingly) when I thought you would be first. But then the question begs, Will I...
    lonelyheart807 lonelyheart807
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    How would you know If you stay behind your shadow As children do when they meet a stranger How would you know If you close your eyes to the beauties This world has to offer How...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Apr 19
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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    SelangorNight SelangorNight
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    Odd and very sudden This new immense burden Laden with passion Hastening to care It's new yet so crude These devouring thoughts of you. I'm not one to stoop. To feelings so...
    Girl50CoP Girl50CoP
    22-25, F
    Apr 19
    In 2008, the right of my "pursuit of happiness" was trampled upon. I had done nothing wrong, but an illusion had already been spun. They were the victors, I became their...
    Boshie Boshie
    66-70, F
    Apr 19
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    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Apr 18
    You may choose to walk but I choose to run You may choose to roam the earth but I choose to fly Leaving everything behind The ever powerful wind further fueling my speed Nothing...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 18
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    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Apr 18
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    Atlantic59 Atlantic59
    56-60, M
    Apr 18
    MY BROTHER I didnt see the struggle, i didnt see your pain. The trust you showed to one and all a fake used for their gain. I can't forgive not seeing you each and every day. My...
    GonnaRockYourWorld GonnaRockYourWorld
    36-40, M
    Apr 18
    For you are the one, Who holds the cards in your hand, The chance to fold, The chance to play, To deny-to accept, To win- to lose, For what you do with those cards, Will...
    SeductivePoetess95 SeductivePoetess95
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    IF U LIKE TO WRITE POETRY OR ELSE THIS 4 U (the reason i do promotion is bc most of ppl don't know that famous canadian website/app ) : https://www.wattpad.com/
    Care2Love Care2Love
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    Grand sky Tremendous cosmos Limitless dimension Heart contains great emptiness Open the mind Welcome glorious radiance Join the light Raise up Penetrate out of space.
    veganmeditates veganmeditates
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Pondering life wandering soul life is a maze with no exit twisting, turning to find no end frustration scream and shout no one cares to listen drop to your knees pound the ground...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
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    mst3ksanta mst3ksanta
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    Share Share your tears Don't hide them under pillows Let me be a part of any sadness That touches you Share your laughter Share your smiles Your tales of all the things that...
    silenttomorrows silenttomorrows
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    karma in past disturb tender heart take all responsibility pay all debt start whole kindness faith create fate welcome true happiness .
    veganmeditates veganmeditates
    41-45, M
    Apr 16
    The heart the heart is a complicated thing it believes lies when the brain knows the truth it's stubborn it sees the good in everything no matter how broken no matter how evil no...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I have written stories before and I am currently writing three stories now.
    nerdyfreak nerdyfreak
    13-15, F
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    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    I wrote both of these poems to my moms address so she could read them Dear mom : If you rejected me out of your life this time I won't come back or give you another chance mama...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Mama why: The tears in my eyes are falling down My face as you read this you'll cry too because it's true in my life I had try to understand mom Why you hurt me inside Why you...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Look at the poem I love it https://youtu.be/2ZcnXjt7Y98
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    Apr 14
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    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Apr 13
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    earthandstars earthandstars
    41-45, F
    Apr 12
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    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    Morning Star I once had words to describe it all those days have slipped from me now ... and I wait to know it all where I came from where I'm going how will I get there and yet...
    lionsdenn lionsdenn
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    Since EP is closing and I have been advised by my doctor to not go on social sites for now because of how horrific stress ailments are for me right now, (I will still be going...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    For SassycookieYour words can't be denied....the weight of your tongue....the volume of your seductive thoughtsLouder than a radios songClearer than a cloudless dayYour invitations...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    Apr 11
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    311trixie 311trixie
    31-35, F
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    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 11
    I am going to say sorry to any and all creative people out there. And mostly to th poetry writers tonight I am sorry! I know what heart and soul goes into creating form our passion...
    DirtyRead DirtyRead
    36-40, M
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    16-17, F
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    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
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