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    Motions

    Open, close, the door swings its motions In, out, the air rushes through Clean, dirty, the cycle it seems But where is what makes it new? Left, right, the people walk past Below me the ground, Above me the clouds Ahead: the destination Behind: where...
    rider25 rider25 22-25, M 19 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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 2 Responses 2 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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    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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    A Sunny Day In Thalamus

    I'm sick, and it's a pretty little illness A prefrontal bacteria that eats away my willingness To live within the social parenthesis I'm twisted, sick from this political annilingus. The jacket that I'm wearing will define my disorder I'm due to see a professional Visceral...
    Chamberlane Chamberlane 70+, M 8 Responses May 29, 2013

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    I exist on the edge of your lips As a ghost of

    a kiss As a veil in your thoughts and dreams Image of my red lips and red hair Is what you remember But no life is behind those thin eyes While the real ones gleamed that colour Like the rest of me Silences, fragmented Shards tearing us apart Or perhaps we were always torn...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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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 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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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    Me, myself and you. I I don’t I don’t

    care I don’t care about I don’t care about you I don’t care about you and him I don’t care about you I don’t care about I don’t care I don’t I
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    (Come-boo-ga, May 7, 2012) I got this!

    I got this! Go sit down! Go sit down! I'll check it myself. I'll check it myself. Come-boo-ga! Come-boo-ga! Shwalalalalala, magic, magic....There you have an goat. There you have an turtle.Shwallalalala Shwa Shwa Ss-sshh-sh-sh shwalalala
    rememberaday2000 rememberaday2000 22-25 3 mins ago

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    I look to the right And I see something

    beautiful, Something oh so bright, But please, let me be truthful. Beauty reminds me of the pain, It drives me insane! Who could stand breaking down When there's nothing to cause a frown? It makes me want to suffocate Trust me, I don't exaggerate. Please, someone tell me...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Before & After I am the loneliest in the

    morning… Before the sun has warmed my fears. Before I spend the day looking for you. Before I try and remember what you said. Before I swear never again. Before I hope you call Before I remember you won’t I am the loneliest at night… After the sun has left me. After the...
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day 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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    Moving stuff from my suspended acct.

    :-/ I woke to a jealous sunrise. A sunrise that couldn't beg my attention. She screamed reds and cried yellows. Giving up, she sat and joined me in a quiet day dream of you.
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Naked Water Split lips stay open Time softens

    them Some way, that wound Pulls its weight in pain Hard touches will perplex Ones entangled sublimely But even in the scorching sun It was cold, and thinking was dumb Even the rain drop that shattered smoothly Could not bear its sadness Hoping to bounce back In the...
    MentAl69noMAD MentAl69noMAD 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I have been waiting all day.

    ..to be alone with you. Alone with your night shades and dark secrets. Alone with under the cover of a forgotten darkness. Alone with a symphony of quiet callings and lonely sounds. Alone with the moon as she traces her smile across the sky. I have been waiting all day...
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wednesday Morning I sat.

    A reluctant witness, to a rare desert fog. Watched a watery sun have his way with her. She seemed submissive. Leaving only tears on a bystanding landscape. I do guess, soon enough, there will be nothing left of her. I sat…and did nothing.
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 1 day 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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    Till death do us part If God wants me dead by

    tomorrow I want to shove my heart In your mouth Momentarily full of love Slow motion I watch my love kills As promised. -l.j- I am LJ
    freesoul95 freesoul95 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    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 3 days 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 5 days ago

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    April’s Shower We all watched

    as they dragged her away. Sat stunned with fingers through the cage…as they dragged her away. Raced tears down by-standing faces…as they dragged her away. Closed ears from silent screams…as they dragged her away. We all watched…as they dragged her away.
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    I Missed Your Smile Today.

    On the platform I watched with fascination the lovers at the station Lost in tender admiration I had to turn my gaze away. For the first time in a long time I missed your smile today. Living life at a pace, agents to please, speeches to make and deadlines to keep. The only time...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M 17 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    I know right now its hard and your heart is

    scarred but you are not alone you are beautiful right down to the bone please dont be sad just try to smile just a tad you are perfect in your own way weather you are bi straight or gay even though life aint fair there are people out there who care all you have to do is try to...
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to sink into despair,

    for I know I will be welcome there. I want to cut this senseless rope, that binds me a worthless hope. For nothing here has sent me home... No, no I mustn't stagger from my path that chose me, for as the light hath Brought me closer here, than anything I'd ever see in this...
    RyxeRedfern RyxeRedfern 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 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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    Real Pain

    You are lost In faded colours of Summer's smile Memory. The world we had now locks me out I tear and strain in desperate style You drift away, I scream and shout My blood dries in the vein True love just means real pain. You are lost Until moonbeams send you from the skies To cut...
    kevineast2010 kevineast2010 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    As father's Day approaches I was inspired to

    write this. MY DAD Sometimes occasions come our way, Inspiring memories good and bad. The occasion that is now close at hand, Brings me memories of my dad. The things he taught me have stayed in place, And have become a map for me to tread. As he told me about the things in...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 18 Responses Jun 18

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    It won't be magic. He still cries about the one

    who left. You throw shots back with him like the one who left you taught. Sometimes you catch him looking at you through heartbreak like your body is the answer to time travel, but you never played basketball and he was never any good. Sometimes you throw your arms around him...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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