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    "Grow!" you said happily

    as you planted me in the earth. "Grow!'" you said dutifully as you watered my roots. "Grow!" you demanded as you stood over me, blocking the sunlight. "Grow!" you said angrily as you walked past me to focus your attention elsewhere. "Grow!" you said mournfully as I withered...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    You were inhumed suspended in space surrounded

    by murky, fertile soil the nursery for a growth that was at once a flowering garden a verdant forest a steaming jungle but always the contours conformed to your shape. A shell of beauty, life and lust. While it grew you directed it, drove it Used its fragrant petals to entice...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    CANCER Cancer came like a monster,

    To settle in and feast. I tried to fight it with my sword, Just to kill the beast. Great care it takes to fight the beast, And certainly great skill. It tries to make you think it’s dead, By lying quiet and still. It moves around and hides away, Like a thief into the...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    You remind me of silence.

    The silence of when I was waiting to see my therapist, scared out of my mind, hiding the burns I left on my skin with the sleeves of my hoodie, thinking 'I shouldn't be here'. The silence between my mom and I when I came out to her, wanting to run away and feeling my eyes...
    callXmeXrose callXmeXrose 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    “Play something”,

    you said looking anywhere but eye to eye feigning a casualness to the request. The truth was it wasn’t casual The quiet seemed almost to make the walls fall away Giving too much running room to fears about ourselves grown large and feral and rageful at their entrapment...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 9 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Reality by moi Conjuring up reality Beyond the

    senses, Seeing patterns in chaos Rather than chaos in patterns, Seeing status and purpose Beyond butterfly flight. Utter madness Under any other jurisdiction, Where majority does not rule. Magic, Bent all out of shape? Thinking of a square, But being a circle While living...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Porcelain Moon Smooth my scabbed back,

    And peel my pale shoulder blades. My tongue is a field filled with lies, Waiting to split me open and rot my beating heart, Shelter me I beg, In the velvet of your palms, Cooling my wretched scars. Every time we ****** nothing would heal and nothing would grow, lost in forest...
    TwistedArtist TwistedArtist 18-21, M 2 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 19 Responses Dec 24, 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 20 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    a kaleidoscope of feelings running

    through my veins an endless world of beauty flowing through my life
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day 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 9 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I had a dream, which was not all a dream.

    The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air; Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day, And men forgot their passions in the dread Of this...
    LindsayBishop LindsayBishop 31-35 2 days ago

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    I think of my life and the mistakes I've made,

    And wish it would all go away. Those moments that creep up at night, a periodical cycle every sleepless night. Though months and years pass by, the faces of the past are always nigh, to haunt my present not quite a fright, but thoughts that are not quite right. Amplified...
    ACrueljape ACrueljape 22-25 3 days 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 5 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    MORNING THOUGHTS I woke up early

    once again, The dreams had been too deep. The darkness surrounds me like a glove. The sun was still asleep. The morning air was damp and cool. The grass was wet with dew. I sat and drank my morning Joe, But my thoughts were those of you. This time of day is always quiet...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 echoing endless choices
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Are the soft winds that hit your skin like a

    gentle touch really just souls stirring in the air Trying to send a message Or comfort your soul Breeze blocks and old clocks Is time running out?
    lolitaxx1971 lolitaxx1971 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hips by moi Music: Hips by Swords http://youtu.

    be/5HI24m3LmdQ Hands on your hips Along your iliac crests, The curve of your gluteus maximus And lateral hip, One of humans greatest evolutionary museums, Bipedal, walking towards me, Two legs, two feet. Heat maximising the moment. Love or lust, Desire and intimacy, Mouth on the...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Our EP Gesture Dance

    Waking up in the morning, another day dawns, I rush to my computer, I flip the cold box on. As it's familiar sounds start, Time to pour a cup, I rush back to sign on, To see if he's already up. The "Sign In" is complete, Today begins anew, I gesture "Good Morning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 31 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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 to stand and be confident in how I was designed to be? I love you but I don't like you. I need you at a healthy distance or I...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 19 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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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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    Your name is drama.. Yet you are clueless to

    the autonym. It bemuses me.. Doesn't amuse me. I find it mundane.. Are you do vane to think that my world should revolve around you? I might offend because you can't comprehend in that small mind that I actually just don't care. I just think some peeps are pathetic...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 17 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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    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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    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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    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 16 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    those who hear belong to no age follow no

    philosophy as they find the many dimensions of reality and beauty of how to shape the energy to sculpt themselves of how to emerge from the mist themselves fulfilled
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You're like the electricity

    when I shock myself turning on the light in my room, my heart stops a tad bit, and I smile because it gives me weird little giddy feelings in my stomach. A little bit of electricity like that is safe, okay, adventurous even. But when I let you closer, into my thoughts, my...
    callXmeXrose callXmeXrose 13-15, F 3 days ago

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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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    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, And all the scars and pain. On his shirt you could also see, Where blood had left a stain. His work was hard and took its toll, He knew...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    I need a magic spell To turn my heart to

    stone Then it can be removed And in the ocean thrown I need a magic spell To weave into my soul Wrapping it in thread Making it feel whole I need a magic spell To whisper in my ear And tell me all the beautiful words My body longs to hear I need a magic spell To freeze my...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 3 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...