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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 18 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Girl Standing By a Window by moi Girl standing

    by a window, Georgian beveled glass panels, Rainbow effect edged in the early evening light. Blueness on your skin, Your nakedness natural Against the fading light Breasts curved, Hourglass and soft hip exponentials, Nirvana, and obsessive desire Right now, ecstasy, an...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Devastated I feel devastated After what I did

    to her which No human could ever do to his enemies I moulded her, played her and destroyed her How could I be so cruel? How could I be so mean? I knew she would love me nonetheless Thats what made me ruthless I blame her for being so nice to me Making me think that she will be...
    MRshams MRshams 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    As we are born into a world ,

    that seems like a blank white back ground. We over time develop a canvas to paint ,our words and ideas on . However as we add leaves trees and mountains to it . A jealous painter called society switches the canvas with something even more beautiful . so as you paint you think...
    whatdoyousee whatdoyousee 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs 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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    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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    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 33 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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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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    The Broken Spirit

    The girl that died of a heartache passed me in the night whispering memories of youI stood to frightened to move for fear my eyes cast a lightand the darkness she drew like a cape around her shoulders.Her tears fell like jewels on the crushed lovers rulesthat you broke to bring...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    -Madman- Trapped inside my own head With nothing

    but my own crazy thoughts and dreams to sooth me. I know the pain of a killer He dwells inside of me. I've felt the courage of hero’s and the strength of monsters All crawling through this weak and helpless body The killer is a madman; Ripping through my translucent skin He...
    NekoGal NekoGal 22-25, F 2 hrs 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 18 Responses Feb 25, 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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    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 11 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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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 10 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Roses Are Dull, Violates Are Dying. You Say We Dont Care, But Yet I Am Crying

    Roses are dull violates are dying, you say we dont care but yet i am crying. Another day just fades away, im left behind we want you to stay. In my eyes im holding back tears, scared and in pain from all the past years. We all care alot we dont want you to go, i try and stop you...
    greywolfpaws13 greywolfpaws13 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    The sun will set And the moon will rise But our

    friendship is stronger than any tide Your promises may be broken And so is my heart But I forgive you Because you made life worth living for.
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    All things with which I relied,

    love, people, values, happiness, lies all of them lies, I needed only the truth so I threw them all away. I've seen many eyes heard voices sweet and brash seeing in them, a life that could have been. False joy in watching things grow grass, trees, children, seeing something...
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 7 hrs ago

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    Stalking

    It never rightfully belonged to me But I wanted it nonetheless, So when you were distracted and couldn’t see I took it, I confess. I thought that it might take a while For you to realize your mistake, And though I felt guilty in my guile I held it close, for love’s sake...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 31 Responses Feb 7, 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 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    the water ran and the steam raised she lifted

    her little, dark hand to the edge there she stared and gurggled there was "Used to be" unseen for months now reappears the women with the table top back the woman with the long white hair Used to be is her name she used to be a lady. this is only 1. there are others bur today...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I drank from your wine of lies A sip from a

    cursed cup of false paradise I'm intoxicated with a bitterness, Left with nothing The aftertaste of emptiness I basked in pure seduction Between silken sheets of deceit You vowed the frailest words to me
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 1 Response 2 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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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 10 Responses May 29, 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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    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 16-17, M 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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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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    May your dreams be pleasant

    and full of color. May your world be full of adventure while you slumber... Let your inner desires and wishes roam wild.... nurture them to grow like a magical child.
    MentalTravelor MentalTravelor 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    A sexy punny poem. I

    once knew a woman who offered her honor So I honored her offer And all night long I was on her and off her."
    unAmigo unAmigo 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The sand fills in between my toes with every

    step, as the white noise of the breakers levitate my soul. The seagulls shriek their song as the sun bleeds orange and red into the low clouds.As the palm trees sway back and forth more violently, the noise of the surf increases. The daylight slowly drowns in the distant ocean...
    Chagrinned Chagrinned 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Suffocating dreams" Suffocating dreams No

    space to breathe Crumbling walls Closing off my views Numbing thoughts Aching soul Suffocating dreams Memory stirs Pain swells up Trapping me again Nowhere to go But inside my skin Absent of any aim Afraid to Move Barriers rose Hearts freedom Restrained Shy Withdrawn hand Fear...
    NekoGal NekoGal 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days 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 8 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Winter Solstice... by moi Music Sanvean Lisa

    Gerard http://youtu.be/1xpkRj99FH0 Stopped, the waning of daylight We reached this point, darkening time, We survived, You survived, As the sun ebbed and flows again, Longer days and shorter nights. Then higher, The waxing of the light. It starts all over again, And I think...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day 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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    There is a girl in the front of my class

    who I swear I've never seen do anything but laugh, she's tall and she's smart beautiful and strong and when someone down she tries to fix what is wrong How does someone so perfect feel so insecure as to scare her skin with cuts and burns and still want to hurt more, how does...
    Gothika88 Gothika88 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    A look, a smile, a touch,

    until it's just almost too much A sparkle shines in the eye, no more need to be shy Hands roam and explore, clothes begin to hit the floor Need and desire building, our pleasure needs releasing Bodies beautifully entwined, dancing to a mutual grind The world outside fades away...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    What's the point of holding onto something

    that isn't meant to be? Imprisoning yourself for someone when you know you could be free It's like hoping for rain when you're standing in the desert Trying to grasp what fell apart when you know you could do better April/May 2014
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    The night is tired of the need to sleep it

    walks naked in a dream too deep love is shared for the shadows to keep and the moon never dared so let the silence weep
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It was two decades and just bit ago,

    I stood where I'd pulled softly on her hair And mothers' milk would flow. I was so pale as paper waiting to be written on. Now off on a journey imitating a life mourned. Black hearted and jaded, Speaking in a different tongue. Lost without a compass, Running trough a field of...
    lostwithoutacompass lostwithoutacompass 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love writing. Poetry it is fun

    and exciting I can become whomever I want I be when writing I can make life amplified and dream of thugs unseen :) come and be free with me
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    "the danish device" once

    when my heart was heavy sought refuge in a place where the laughter was strange where there were men of pestilence in their souls but it was a place to call home it was a place that in the cold of night remained warm you might be frightened by the gleam in their steel shod eyes...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 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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    Where The Sparrow Plays by Josephwrites

    (1997) I've known you now for sixteen days We met out where the sparrow plays Where golden wheat rustled and swayed And morning sun immersed our gaze Your flowing hair to me impressed Upon my soul a desirous quest To speak to you I might suggest That all our worries we divest...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Opening the deep I don’t like it all

    Connecting too much Prefer feeling small Small has no obligations Easily grounded and calm Like liquid libations The worlds in my palm Deep is so ugly Responsibilities high Can’t escape it so smugly Can’t avoid the mind’s eye
    extant1 extant1 46-50, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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

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    Still I've reached no answer,

    For the same old question. Will I ever be satisfied, With anything less than perfection? Can I jump the hurdles, Of life's imperfect flow? Will I contain my pride enough, To enjoy the developing show? The standard I've set for myself, Cannot been reached by me...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 8 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    The pain will not go away,

    To find a release– Is what I need. A way to bring myself back to reality, Distorted images of confusion and chaos. The past blurred with the tears of tomorrow, Nothing to be heard but the endless noises of joy. Joy for what? What is there to be so happy about? I am being...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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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    Forever I'll wait for you forever We will be

    together Why must you make me wait I feel as if I may just be bait I feel like I'll get hurt in the end I'm always forced to bend But never to break It worse than venom from a snake Now I'm done I wont be your fool I'm not just some dumb tool I will always love you Goodbye to...
    Mors120 Mors120 13-15, M 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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    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 3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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