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I Write Poetry Best When I Am Depressed

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    The Caged Bird Sings - Looking out Between the unforgiving bars. The world keeps going Spinning this beautiful web This beautiful web of lies. Lies that state Everyone is free. No...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Rescue Me - The Light It's blinding The truth I keep denying. Staring me in the face But I turn and walk away. The darkness sounds sweeter The lies it whispers Gently in my ear Say...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    This Is Loving? - (Not really a story.. Its a poem) Dear friend, my love, stranger You are all of those above I can't really tell which i am to you I feel everyday i dont see you...
    kikiangel kikiangel 18-21, F Jan 6, 2013

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    Feeling Empty and Wanting to Disappear - As Time Runs With An Unknown  Ending Date, It Catches Many By Surprise. (Me Included) The feeling of emptiness is taking hold of my...
    hangingonbarely hangingonbarely 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Prison - Everyday I fight the walls I built, That keep me in this hate and fear and guilt, A thousand doors line the walls before me, Doorknobs gleaming as if to taunt me, Yet...
    Liptongal Liptongal 16-17, F Jul 7, 2012

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    Written When I Was 13, Depressed Then! - Darkness falls Minds UN rested,Time no barrier, Knock. . . knock. . . early... he is. Pain vibrating through souls, Tension betrays the...
    sweetsabs sweetsabs 18-21, F May 28, 2008

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    Happiness Kills Creativity... - I've always felt this way... I just can't seem to find my creativeness when I am happy... I have always written some of my best stuff when I am...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response May 27, 2008

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    When the Tears Flow the Words Fall Into Place -                       ...
    jadedchick16 jadedchick16 26-30, F 2 Responses May 20, 2008

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    will the real mother please stand up -                          ...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F Jun 11, 2009

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    It Comes Naturally - ok, so i'm no great poet any time, but there's something about feeling down that just gives me this urge to write. and somehow being sad just makes all the...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    Standing in the rain. No drop is touching me, They just pass me by. Alone in the void. When i'll lose you then i'll lose the fight. Time is what i hate now. Winters are bitterly...
    jainrishabh jainrishabh 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I haven't written any poetry in a long while. People read it and then move on with their lives. I'm not inspired much anymore.
    ChizzyVanGogh ChizzyVanGogh 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I Can Pretend - I CAN PRETEND I HAVE EVERYTHING, AND MY HEART WILL SING, I CAN PRETEND I KNEW, BUT I CAN'T PRETEND I HAVE YOU. I CAN PRETEND NOT TO CRY,AND I DIDN'T TRY, I CAN...
    unpredictableinkc unpredictableinkc 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    I Cant Sleep - Poetry has been my outlet, when I have been unable to communicate openly and out loud with my words or had no one to communicate to or understand what I was...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    No Title - Behind my eyes, the tears hide the pain, behind my smile, my jaw clenches tight, fighting the need to scream and tell everyone "no I am not alright, I am not okay...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    When You Are Too Sad To Pretend To Yourself - When you are just plain too sad to lie to yourself, that's when you express yourself best. In my Emma's playhouse, Just beyond my eye...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum 31-35, F 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    Alone - Her eyes are dark she sees not what damage she does she already knows her face is pale she looks like a ghost shes turning into one this girl used to smile at...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    Porcelain -   Crushing my last cigarette, I think of you for the last time. The stillness makes my bones ache, like a weary rocking chair’s angst...
    smallflower smallflower 26-30, F Mar 2, 2010

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    Self Revolution - Shedding excuses Shedding fears Shedding pain Shedding tears   What do you have when you hide? The truth is nothing but untruth if left unshown Change...
    itsjustme00 itsjustme00 26-30, F Feb 3, 2009

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    Time Is Running Out For Me - As Time Runs With An Unknown Ending Date, It Catches Many By Surprise (Me Included) The feeling of emptiness is taking hold of my insides and draining...
    hangingonbarely hangingonbarely 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    But... - I'm not allowed to be depressed, so I'm scared that I'll never be able to reach my dream of being a professional writer.....
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Tears go away- Try your best to wash away before the coming if the new day Erase yourself from the cuticle of my eye without scarring the iris Attempt to become illusions of my...
    PowerHour4 PowerHour4 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Maybe Not.... - I've thought about this. Could it be the other way round? That when we're most deeply in those dark shadows that harden into horrors of helpless sorrow, our true...
    ptinski ptinski 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    All Because of You - i look at you now and i wonder, why was my love not enough, baby your my addiction, all my dreams. all my hopes. all my happiness, was all because of you...
    sweetsabs sweetsabs 18-21, F 2 Responses May 28, 2008

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    I Hate You - I hate u I hate it when you say hello I hate it when you think I care I hate it when you show CARE I hate the way you stay calm and never look mad no matter what i say...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Dec 24, 2011

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    Work Horse - We bow our heads Ignore the sun upon our our backs. Ignore the blisters that rise From the unforgiving leather Which binds us To the plow we pull behind. We don't dare...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Just Dont Care - The pain i once felt the hate i once had have just passed its like u cased me under your spell get away from me go to ******* it feels like its not even worth...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Sep 26, 2010

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    When I Am Blue - When I am sad when Iam blue Why is it then I can only write about you? When I am sad when I am  blue I have no problem writing that you are poo...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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    Its Bloody True You Do - Neglected Wife!   Why do you say you love me? When your body you deny. Why do you only kiss me? For your affections I do cry. Why can't you...
    ToniBee ToniBee 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    At My Worst - When I am at my worst, poetry comes at it's best.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Hate And Guilt - hello, this is a poem i wrote the night i planned on taking my life, iv never shared it with anybody untill now i thought id be criticized for the stuff that's in...
    LatinaGirl95 LatinaGirl95 18-21, F Oct 2, 2013

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    Not My Dad - Why did you hurt me,Why did you force my will.You were supposed to protect me,Yet my soul you intended to kill.You taught me pain and betrayal,You molded the adult I...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 May 11, 2013

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    Cleansing - When I was going through a really terrible time in my childhood, I turned to writing as an escape. That's when I started writing poetry on a regular basis. As a result...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Passionate And Creative - Naturally, when you're in an intense emotion, you are passionate. And when I get emotional, I like to channel that strength into something creative...
    HoldMe HoldMe 18-21, F Oct 23, 2009

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    Fly Away - I remember When I could only fly in my dreams. Chains held me down Lowly to the ground I looked to the sky Screamed out GOD's name HIS hand reached down But I was too...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - The night has thousand eyes, And the day but one, Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. THe mind has a thousand thoughts eyes...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Jul 14, 2010

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    Kinda Sucks Tho - i only seem inspired to write when i am upset. i have tried to write when i am happy but weirdly enough i think my better stuff is when something is wrong. ...
    darlinsam darlinsam 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    I can't drink away my pain, because every morning my long term memories are still intact.
    GreenPanda2015 GreenPanda2015 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    The End - I wrote this poem back in Feb. 1986 when depressed: ( it resembles an atomic bomb when printed)                   ...
    pezzerific pezzerific 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    The Dark Brings Out the Creativity - I guess because when I am depressed, I find comfort in words.  Finding a way to express how I feel.  I find it more difficult to...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    My Hope Is -  Im holding a telescope but know nothing of future, my dreams are made of gold yet are covered in ashes, My hope is sleeping and i feel alone. Always...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F Nov 19, 2010

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    Ipromiseyou Ipromiseyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I write poetry I love it ... how you gently weave the words into a wonderful song that only you can hear ... I love poems and poetry I do I feel like it gets out all of my...
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    Just going through some of my poetry... And I thought I would share some (: I wrote this poem for the man i loved, my best friend, when he was still with us in this life - R.I.P...
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    YOUR LITTLE GIRL'S GONE Everyday she smiled. Every night she cried. Would she win this endless fight? The sun would rise, and it would set. She's dying inside, you wanna bet...
    ThatOneWeirdGirl ThatOneWeirdGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    You have a past but it’s just that nothing to regret you’ve made mistakes you’ve fell and risen you’ll make mistakes again but you recognize that which is one of many...
    Danielswifeisrighthere Danielswifeisrighthere 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I like to write funny poetry like this limerick I made in class during the poetry unit AHEM. I once had a cat He looked like a rat I took him to school But he fell in a pool And...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The Truth About You and I I've got bruises highlighting my skin And cuts stringing along my soul Your only objective here is to win And my goal is to be in control But that's...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Message at the Bottom of a Bottle I'm afraid you and I are too easy to coerce Because guilty is just too close to guilt free And I can't decide which is worse You break me down...
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My guess? You're a retired teacher (or perhaps professor) and a failure of one at best. Year after year young folks came along and bested you in every sense of the word. You who...
    Roibeard Roibeard 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    (To The Helter Skelter) The pain must wither but it must be known That the pain you father helps you to grow If you want to shelter then it’s best you go Cos it’s the helter...
    hedrocks hedrocks 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    You don't know it but sometimes when you say its okay after you say I hurt you. I write about it in my notebook I write what we go through so I always know not to make the same...
    candygirl189 candygirl189 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17