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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

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    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, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2013

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    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...
    Sillylittleredheadchick Sillylittleredheadchick 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    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 Feb 10, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    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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    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

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    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 5 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Feb 7, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have published my book of poems on Kindle. It is listed at .99 but will be free for 5 days beginning Friday the 17th. I will renew that free offer as long as Amazon allows.The...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I wouldn't say I write poetry more like quotes and I use to be on ep like four years ago and I wrote poems on that account so some of my poems will be the same poems that I posted...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    opposites attract because if two people came together that were exactly the same , there would be nothing special about either . Imagine me being the silent Indivisual that I am...
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    ...And about 10% of the time, it's decent, haha. It started with a love of rhyming; when I was a toddler, one of my favorite things to do before bedtime was listen (and try to...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I like to write one on the spot, so here goes nothing. Undesirable My heart sinks where it can not float I am being held by the throat I'll leave something less meaningful like a...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Formatting for Kindle is tricky because users can set their own type styles and sizes. It is especially difficult for poetry formatting and some styles are just not possible. I...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Here's something that I thought up around Valentine's Day in my school's poetry club. I didn't really expect to write anything: You know it's strange A poem about love Never comes...
    UnbalancedHero UnbalancedHero 16-17, M Apr 11

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    Life Unlimited Born like poetry curious and free No fear or shame instilled in me Exploration of smiles and soft laughter Bright lights and naps I wonder what's after...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F Apr 16

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    These are actually lyrics to one of my songs but what are lyrics other than poetry? Fly by. A Demand for Proof Verse 1: I remember back in the day When we used our minds to fly...
    ADemandForProof ADemandForProof 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I see a crumbled piece of paper All mangled and folded upon it self Once was a clean sheet Now it's in the trash heap I think of what it could be A letter maybe written for me A...
    Toasteroven333 Toasteroven333 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    As the cloud hangs over my Mundane existence I peer ahead for a light In the distance I ran from the darkness That once took me over I now loath the happy faces with the...
    Toasteroven333 Toasteroven333 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I have always been good at poetry. that's how I used to express myself before I started cutting. but since I got the shock treatments it's been hard.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    We live in a world of perpetual vacancy Where we have become the shadows of complacency From silent victims that are too paralysed to speak To the forced that believe self...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    A love as forbidden as ours is anything but beautiful., We are unfortunate souls bound together by unfortunate events They have lead us to these crossroads, You look at me as my...
    PoisonousAntidote PoisonousAntidote 18-21, T Apr 9

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    We Can This land they say it isn't free I know because they have taxed me It never ends a cycle who's path never bends I guess a slave we will always be? I see pain police...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F Apr 16

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    Bloody mouth It's in the teeth Soaked up by all the cracks Hospital suite for two In patient care Psychiatric pills to keep them calm Metal on wrists keeps bodies in bed Stable...
    xXxLostGirlxXx xXxLostGirlxXx 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    This is Fur Elise , twins flames blazing like burning heat your never alone , even in the dark and you feel your heart has fallen apart and you lost your way and cant figure where...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    TRUTH Most lives are full of struggles As we begin each day; We can only hope the path we found Is the one where we should stay. You can’t always judge the path, Simply by its...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Happy Man Did you watch the sun set, And see the moon rise, Did you feel my soul smile, And hear my heart sing, I'm a happy man, I'm happy, Because of you, I'm a happy man...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 1 Response Apr 4

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    A Struggle With Destiny (2011) by Josephwrites Life is full of scripted moments Which attest to the presence of destiny And an understanding that our road begins and ends At the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6

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    a whisper in the dark a thought in my head The ghost of you I wish was really dead Did you cast a spell What have you done ? You some how crossed the line You run constant in...
    Toasteroven333 Toasteroven333 26-30, F Apr 9

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    wen i fall in love When I fall in love, I want to be with him always; In happiness, to smile with him, and be the one to hug him near. In sadness, to cry with him, and be the...
    pumpkin221 pumpkin221 26-30, F Apr 15

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    PATRIOT FIGHT By Edward York I have always been a patriot, And thought our country strong. I almost didn’t see the change, When things started going wrong. Freedom is a...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My Thoughts Some people tell me I am too dreary, When I put down a rhyme, So I thought I would lighten up, Well maybe just this time. I will tell you about some other thoughts...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 6 Responses Apr 8

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    They Told Me, Well Tried. They told me I take life too seriously, so I made them laugh. They tried to say I had a learning disability, I haven't had a B, in over 5 years, and I...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Ride or Die You always feared leaving your concrete walls Never letting them fall There were times our laughter shook them But they held too much Too much fear and insecurity...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Ehh.. Poems are such a vaguely exact medium of emotion At first, all was exploding and dying, Imploding as it starts. Then the corrosive winds fell upon blankness. In rocks...
    datcat83 datcat83 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have three poems published (well, one is an essay :/) and I wondered if any of you would like to hear them! Or I could write you some material; I love to write! I even have a few...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 5 days ago

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