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I Write Poetry Because That Is What I Do

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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 6 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    the ability to live our fantasies is limited by our fears of risking what we have to make it happen so i study the rhythm of this old song a cantata of steps...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    MY FATHER’S HANDS My father’s hands, were strong and firm, But also rough as well. He used them for the work he did, And you could always tell. You could see the calluses...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    This is not my usual poetry.. This is me being raw before I explode. Enough. Leave me in peace. How can you expect me to like you when you unknowingly fractured my own ability...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I find myself saying things in conversation that could be mistaken as poetry. For example, I was talking to someone, and I randomly typed this out of nowhere. "Have you ever looked...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I don't wanna be the next eminem or macklemore Just wanna chance to soar Wanna lil more Than what I got right now I don't when or how But somethings gotta give just wanna chance...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Broken Glass Mirrors I am a shy mental mute Who rarely ever likes to distribute my feelings And as if being different was bad enough I was an outcast I still have red marks and...
    GlassMirrors GlassMirrors 13-15 Mar 5

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    Better Choices 2-26-2015 I?m kinda freaking out right now Because I don?t know who?s in my house I?m seeing and hearing all these negative things And I?ve BEEN wanting him out...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Everyone has reasons for loving their loved ones, usually obligatory or tiresome. You love your child because if you didn't love them your cells would be hypocritical and your...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I'm a broken mess So completely worthless Never have I felt more useless I'm standing here trapped in my head This sinking feeling setting in I wish I could spend the rest of my...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    I've taken the liberty of placing this fragile heart in your grasp. Show it grace and love will long live, allowing me to fall heart-first into this four-letter word called love. I...
    Spiritsiege Spiritsiege 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    I'll make you a man l'll write you a song I'll breathe you in deep I won't do you wrong Trust me baby Because I'm not her I'm much more honest I'm much more pure
    Beccabug98 Beccabug98 16-17, F Mar 5

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    Society shapes us It drives us It conducts us. It tells us what to wear How to look In order to “fit in”. It tears us down Without ever bothering To rebuild us. It tells us...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    There's great truth in poetry disguised as sex and sex disguised as poetry.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    My leather wings have grown so large. Sharpened horns make me ready to charge. Though I've decided to let you leave. It doesn't mean I put my heart on my sleeve. Because I no...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    What Would You Do: I'm finding it harder to hide in myself. Things I wouldn't say keep escaping my mouth. I'm afraid I'll slip & say it out loud. I'm not even sure if i have the...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene II: Romeo "Revised and modernized" 0. Let's do this Texas Style; yeeeeha! 1.What shiny light be in that durn western bell tower? 2. Oh! It be my Bell...
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M Mar 11

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    A spell of sorts by moi Anticipating, The moment of soft arms Wrapping around shoulders broad, Chest to chest, Lips to lips, And mouth to neck. It is what it is, because Nature...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    This is one of my worst because I was not thinking straight when making it but I still did so this is it and it has no name. I trusted you with a secret For a reason I can't...
    YoungPup101 YoungPup101 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    It's times like these I'm glad I did change, murdered the old me in open range. Because of people like you who lie, I swear I did nothing but try. But it's time to grow up and...
    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F Mar 10

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    The Dizzyness: Looking back I see our Family The way we used to be The love and empathy It's crazy The dream went on Going day by day But what hurts is what we never got to say...
    SwiftMoonRising SwiftMoonRising 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have read at many poetry readings and have published a book of poems in the last year... I still fear sharing my work with people. Whether they will hate it, or steal it, or not...
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    someone asked about Slam Poetry so here is an example. Thanks for bringing this to my attention...awesome message from a lovely, vibrant, young poet.Wild D
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M Feb 27

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    Poetry is taking an ache and making it sing
    SLdF SLdF 18-21, F Mar 10

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    The sun that's shining on me Is the same sun shining on you. The moon that's smiling at me Is the same moon that's smiling at you. We breathe the same air. We drink the same...
    5465zen 5465zen 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Title: Forever Take my hand, and lead me. Kiss me, until your heart desire. Touch me, until all my senses are on fire. I'll please you, and you'll please me. You'll be my king...
    vbgirl10395 vbgirl10395 18-21, F Mar 8

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    Perfection Why are we so obsessed with perfection? We're all gonna be old in the end. Even if we don't die old, we'll still look tired & used. Everyone gets abused, in their own...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Mar 10

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    black skies,grey clouds, gasoline with flames around, erupting Volcano with nowhere to run,waking up on the business end of a gun.... all of these things are undoubtedly worse than...
    reese187 reese187 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Why am I happy but don't feel whole why am I weighed down by a mass-less soul natural inclinations of a mind i didn't create demonized and called reprobate told life is a blessing...
    scorpioman84 scorpioman84 26-30 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Edesn with your death and ashes pushing me past this it's pulling me down, to think of you so long ago, remembering what I know like the simple places we'd go gone are you to...
    Nearth179 Nearth179 22-25 Mar 11

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