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I Write Poetry Because That Is What I Do

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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...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I write poetry when I am feeling lonely. Sadness powers up my writing skill so much. I never really write it down and save it. I just start writing and express what I feel. I once...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Mary Beth Evans Mary Beth Evans was the rarest dame I ever did see… She beat cancer when she was three. She had icy blue eyes and a temper in the skies, whether she was with...
    Vdarkghost Vdarkghost 22-25 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    You planted seeds Seeds of joy and of happiness and of anger and of malice and of everything else that the stars could have possibly made up of You let them scatter all over my...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Not going to say any name, as you know who you are You are the person that talks with me, and hails from very far You were one of the very first people, that I met here when I was...
    jim054 jim054 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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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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    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 Apr 29

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    It is wise, in the world of dark poetry, to pick your wound before your pen. We see through the facades, the faux anguish some people craft to try and relate. Art and beauty are...
    FoolOfATook FoolOfATook 16-17 1 Response May 8

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    Hi. I know you see me. Everyday I see you. I don't know Should I say hi or just walk away. You don't have anything to say to me I get it but just listen. Oh...you don't have time...
    lunsymone lunsymone 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29

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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 Apr 30

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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 6 Responses May 1

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    He sees her pain from the dark Vail he calls home. Knowing what will come if he makes contact. Yet he must see her talk to her, feel her. His heart heavy as he watches her from the...
    XENETH XENETH 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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    You are the heavens and the earth The earth to the moon You are the Sun that shines and burns bright You are like fire and water Time and Space is infinitely You You are both...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F 2 Responses May 6

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    A letter to my father... I'm always on the verge of letting go. The letters to my future self were supposed to tell me what not to do today. Now I'm stuck, paper, pen and a blank...
    HelloEla HelloEla 18-21, F May 8

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    Dedicated to a friend, If I never was indisputably blessed with her presence interacting with my essence, my existence would have come to a bloody end by my self-destruction. I...
    eatthekids1stplease eatthekids1stplease 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses Apr 27

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    The Man stricken by the world he lives in. Knowing that no one understands him. All they see is the guardian of. the world. Only calling him or even looking his way when they're in...
    XENETH XENETH 18-21, M May 5

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    I only see two emotions in myself. Happiness and sadness. The smiles are always seen but are never true. The depression is never seen yet hurts the most. I argue every day, not...
    Jperez784 Jperez784 18-21, M May 8

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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...
    XxWolverinexX XxWolverinexX 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 Apr 28

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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 Apr 28

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    I'm not a jealous person, But with you I only see green Because you, You don't see How ******* great you are You, you're like The calm in the middle of a storm Rainbows...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2

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    'Your Seamless Love' I should have written of you And of your fair voice When we were younger We were so much in love Many long days together We would lay, and play In the...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M 2 Responses May 9

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    Please don't steal my poetry. Reasons not to fall in love I. His loose red lips danced as they spoke the words of the last man who broke your heart. They travel into your ring...
    Thisultraviolence Thisultraviolence 16-17, F 3 Responses May 11

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    If anyone likes to read poetry you can read mine if you like? :) http:// www.wattpad.com/story/39692697
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F May 13

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    Postcards from Italy... by moiYou sent me a postcard from Italy,Of your travels that summer,One after another, a trail leading everywhere.Low sun and orange skies,Heat and...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    She's bending and she's breaking a while she's waiting for you to save her from this dark hour because your the hero this time so you better get a move on and save her this time...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F Apr 26

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    funny this was my first... ahhh it brings too many memories: Life can be so many things. It all depends on you, We will be taught many things, Until we are through Life is strong...
    totorolover totorolover 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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...
    Blackandugly Blackandugly 18-21, M 1 Response May 4