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    what passes as poetry?

    words that an amateur writer forces into stanzas.
words that a confused teenager scribbles into their lit textbook.
words that a social worker whispers to her sick wife. a description of how heavy my chest felt when our song came on.
a description of how the violent tide...
    1musicloverever 1musicloverever 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I write at night , the bullets dont hurt

    as much i know i might just light this joint just for the touch , just for the rush you dont even know the half of it , mad ruckess tangled brain , im feeling like a hand puppet cause she dont know im alone , im on my own comatose , im feeling sick but im still posted up at...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I just wish you'd love me Just like i loved

    you You cant see the heartache That you've put me through Destroying me with your words Not showing me your love That was all id seen from you As i was growing up I asked you where he was You said that he walked out After all your lies You still want me to be proud For all the...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    What do you think about

    when you can't sleep. It seems like you want to think of everything all at once. Your plans, your goals, your past, your debt, what will you have for lunch tomorrow. When I was growing up, I remember being able to just be a kid. Nothing on my mind, just living for the next few...
    soccerjoe07 soccerjoe07 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    Dancing In The Rains Of Chance

    As I lay back down to sleep to dream of nature's virtue, sweet to dream of her within my mind, to dream of once upon a time to dream the dream of happy ever afters to dream once more of nature's laughter to know it teases, taunting, pleasing and in it's recourse I lay...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 9 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Her Death Brought Her Life

    She cries each night,Never does she show her pain,Always hiding her face,How long can she stay strong?How many more days must she play along,Raw emotion in her eyes,Fear crawling up her spine as she wipes the tears,Looking down at her scars,Looking at her reflection as she hides...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    In The Gloam

       In the gloam deep in the forest where the faeries sleep There is one who knows She knows the full measure of you; the flame your smile kindles The ache your brown eyes afford with every stroke And the wake you leave in your leaving. In the gloam deep in the forest where the...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    The Gates Of Heaven And Hell

      I stand upon the epicenter of the world I am at ultimate peace and harmony with myself I stand where my body and spirit   Are at one with the universe and the cosmos I gaze upwards to see a celestial Divine of ambiance within the clouds The clouds unveil...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Deeper Stranger.

    Deeper Stranger. My heart is as deep as the Hudson River. Its fresh with unpredictable currents. Once a murky barren zone is now the object of a mid summers swim. My mind is a twisted Christmas peppermint stick. Its stale and forgotten in your grandmothers garage, along with...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 13 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    do I have to spell it out?

    do I need to remind you? haven't I done enough? or do you need more? falling to pieces, feeling lost in the drama, never knowing which way to turn, feeling out of place. when did we become strangers, when did I lose faith? I thought I could see, but I guess I gave it all. for...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    On nights like these,

    alone with only my thoughts, my past returns I can barely keep the voices at bay, they will not be silenced, nor will they tolerate being ignored A dozen voices whispering in the night, in an unending unison of judgement, "you cannot be love" So many chances, and an equal...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    In Sleepless Hours

    In nighttime's sleepless hours my reverie of you takes hold I place a kiss so gentle as not to stir a sleeping baby on the face that fills my waking hours and haunts my dreams You alone are my Northern lights, evoking a rainbow of cascading colours, Plumes of light that fill the...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M 19 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Pain In These Eyes

    When you look into someone's eyes, you can see everything. You see emotions and their journey. Their heartbreaks and their fears. Their memories, maybe even eternity. Now, look into my eyes, And tell me what you see. Can you see the darkness, That lives deep within me? Can you...
    ADemonsFate ADemonsFate 18-21, M 10 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Each and Every Night

     Each and Every Night  So much do I miss you that Each and every night as I close my eyes My heart sees your sparkling eyes, and your smile.   So much do I want you that Each and every night as I think of you My heart hears your sweet whispers and your...
    TeslasTemptress TeslasTemptress 46-50, F 32 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    BEHIND THE WHEEL (c) 2015 Edward York Driving

    down the interstate, White lines are passing by. The darkness begins to fade away, As orange fills up the sky. The hours spent behind the wheel, Begin to take their toll. Windshield wipers slapping time, To classic rock n’ roll. The water on the pavement, Splashes underneath...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Title: Bright Illusions The world is draped

    fully grey. For fantastical dualities. Cannot survive true reality. Like the fairytale "Good And Evil".
    Sarode Sarode 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    ALONE I can walk alone And often do For the

    path I take Goes with me too I can work alone And think it is fun To start a task And see it done I can sleep alone For once I'm there My dreams will take Me everywhere I can stand alone And face the fight I will not run If I know I'm right But love alone I can not do There...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 18 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I am the one, that we all are.

    A shining product of a fallen star. Not to be mistaken as the one we seek, A reflection of him, that tends the weak. Brought to see with Omniscient power. Activation within, the lotus flower. Peace of mind, and piece of it all. Piece of Universe, Never to fall.
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Please my beautiful little butterfly its time

    to wake up and spread your bright and colourful wings,The time has come to explore this vast amazing world and and see what the new dawn brings.Please fly free lil one, no longer do you have to keep your feet firmly to this tree,The sky is now your branches and they are as high...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Garden...

    I planted this seed... watered it with my blood... tried my best to shine... my inner light upon it... so it might prosper... grow strong.... but as it broke through the soil... I knew it was fragile... maybe I sheltered it too much... perhaps I didn't give it... as much as I...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 17 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    Will To Fight

    Another night has come and gone and here I sit all alone wondering what the hell I did wrong Trying to pick myself up and carry on Though it's tough when you have been beaten up by life Lost your will to fight Trying not to listen to the voices in your head Fighting against the...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 22 Responses May 28, 2012

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    She Lies Easy

    She lies easy in my arms This dimly moonlit night Her body supple to my charms She moans with such delight I brush her hair back, find her neck And kiss her softly there My lips they trace her gentle curves They make her arch and swear While fingers brush and pinch and...
    habeant habeant 56-60, M 7 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    My Fate Apologies on repeat Like a broken

    record I knew better I put myself in this position Just when I think I'm winning I start losing This game called love It's so confusing A vicious cycle with no conscience No remorse, I made my choice I sacrificed my heart Was torn apart by feelings I let loose It's a noose...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 22-25, F 10 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Time is the healer of a bleeding heart,

    Love is the thing that keeps it from falling apart, The mind is an intelligent tool Without it a man is no more then a ignorant fool, I grow to strive and teach my brain, Days get hard and it can be quite a pain, However I never wish to be plain, My soul is impure by...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Threads Of Ourselves

    The feelings we share I ride like a wave, The ups the downs the direction they make, On a magic carpet that we made, From threads of ourselves,and the pattern we laid the vessel counts as much as the map, The carriage awaits for us to step up, I admit Its scary as it might...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    It's all here contained within the sharp

    scratch from the bleeding quill torn from the wings of flightless dreams and dipped in fantasy's brimming well where expression is the fresh carrion in a dream's possession, gripped by the talons of raven raged nights; and the ink I spilt over these crumpled sheets holds neither...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Heaven by: Rob Paquin Heaven hides within

    your smiles I know this to be true. Because I saw heaven there when I looked at you. A smile so pure and simple Your inner light was flowing free I truly saw my heaven there When you smiled at me ~The Snowdog
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ode To A Lost Sock

    (Barvo's note - I don't actually write poems. I have no urge and don't read it for pleasure. I wound up in a writing class taught by a poet, so had to write several poems. When I can't do something well, I hide behind humour. Behold the result!) Ode to a Lost Sock my alarm...
    BarvoDelancy BarvoDelancy 31-35, M 11 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    Red lines And sleepless nights Sharp

    blades Remember what they say All i remember Is that terrible day It was june And you slipped away Silent sleep Peaceful dreams Missing you hurts deeply Cant you see Its tearing me to shreds Inch by inch Tearing me up They watch me burn Laughing at me And making fun Of this...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I’d Rather Fly Dawn’s warming caress I

    feel the beginning of the beginning Soft, sultry, summer sun Warm, full and free Peeking through the trees All the love (world) for you and me Sweet child, sweet smile Eyes green, full and free Shine in the soft, sultry, summer sun And in that moment we are one We are won Lush...
    Personalstories Personalstories 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    espheixn I can't say what I want,

    much to my dismay, still talking and taking things, farther and farther away losing focus again, like times from the past, they never end I can't imagine what I'm doing so far my attention, that which I am losing still struggling to believe sure enough to breathe I can't...
    Nearth179 Nearth179 22-25 5 days ago

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    by: Rob Paquin Long dark locks Bewitching

    eyes Your beauty; Like the dawn A timeless clock An eternal sunrise Your visage drives me on Elegance of tone Symmetry in motion Your grace so undefined Upon a throne In my heart's devotion My feelings are now enshrined Within my silence And my averted glance The...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If Only They Spoke ...

    If only they spoke ... .. Those walls .. If only they spoke ... To tell about that hidden truth and what really goes around .. To tell about those secretive screams that never made a sound .. To tell about those real smiles that yet haven't been found .. To tell how those lies...
    Hope1001 Hope1001 18-21, F 17 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Entanglement (pt.2 fragments) Love is nothing

    but Lust and Flesh not but Dust and if you ask me what I am I'll tell you I'm lost. This crumbs are not enough for me to find my way home; I wonder if I've ever had one.
    Fenicethered Fenicethered 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    To love is to endure To endure is to grow To

    grow is to evolve To evolve is to be To be is to sustain Forever......
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    The Mask

    I’m great, fine, spectacular. In a way I relish every night, and I live every day. I live, I laugh, I write, I sing, I wonder what the new days will bring. Then I get home, and I take off the mask. The day, an almost impossible task, Is finally over, and so I lay Down, and wait...
    Sagata Sagata 16-17, F 10 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    The Hello To My Good-bye The world,

    so beautiful yet so cruel, so peaceful but full of raging wars. Every smile is led by a frown. In the darkness I see it. I see the peace. But when night turns to day. I’m just another person born upon a grave. Are we not all bid a due with the warm welcome of hello when we...
    solomon3020 solomon3020 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    Not Afraid.

    Do not be afraid of life,the pain,the peril and the strife.Do not shrink with fear and dread from the things that lie ahead. Do not be afraid to try-for no goal can be too high.You may fail but don't complain,you can always try again. Do not be afraid to speak,to adventure and to...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 9 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    Long Distance Love

    Miles of empty air between us, We still manage to love. Through time and space, The affection finds its way. Words cannot take the place Of physical contact. But somehow, Love finds a way.
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 12 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    And as you looked into the window of my

    soul Your hot sour breath Fogged up the glass And you With pencils for fingers And breath like an eraser Covered and redrew everything that I knew
    giventothewild giventothewild 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    HERE WE GO AGAIN. (c) 2015 Edward York I sit

    here in anticipation Déjà vu is setting in. The past keeps flashing by me, As I upgrade to Windows ten. I have seen this kind of thing before, Upgrades are nothing new. I started many years ago, Running MS-Dos two. I have often fought the upgrades, I have even threw some...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not The End Of Me

    I have let the light go,But not let the dark in,The pain from withing spreading my fears,You and I,Standing here alone,We are like each other,The pain consuming me,This world is nothing but a dream,A peace of a shattered memory,Here we go,The secrets we never shared,Each time we...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone 18-21, F 15 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I listened as you talked with God today I heard

    the many things you had to say How you prayed with all your heart When your life was torn apart As you stumbled in the dark along the way I saw you cry the tears of Bethlehem I heard you sing a haunting requiem But you still did not know why Each and every man must die Or if...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Sleepless by: Rob Paquin Up

    before the sun Another sleepless night Another day begun Another chance to get it right Another day of living Another thing that could go wrong Another sin to be forgiven Another place I don't belong And as the sun shall slowly travel Across my clearest skies I watch...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You are the lady of the lake; dancing with the

    sun kissed ripples of a late and hazy afternoon spent idly wandering... light feet, free and fancy, skipping over Lily pads and swaying to rhythm of the reeds, their roots sunk deep in the cool blue pools of devotion. You are the scent of pine in the dark forest, flirting with...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Mosaic

    Broken pieces, shattered all around We heard the sound, when it all hit the ground Torn pages, in the book of my life In the pain and strife, seems like a losing fight Empty spaces, covered in clutter My heart skips paces, and my words come in stutters I see the places, where the...
    rider25 rider25 22-25, M 23 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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