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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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    All around me, everywhere I see,

    dark, painted faces, staring back at me. Shadows on the wall, dancing in the light, waiting for me, to slip into the night. The voices they echo, whisper softly in my ear, but not like they once did, 'cause no longer do I fear. My mind is empty, my worries are gone, the demons...
    huntfishguy huntfishguy 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I'd like to believe my heart was white

    when you found it. A clean slate, unmarked and new. Or a masterpiece waiting to be created. You see my heart used to be black. Deeply altered by the forgotten parts of my life I left behind. Because before my heart was white, I had to shed the black from me. Never less...
    dontbetardy dontbetardy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 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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    Love In all its forms gives space to whatever

    we choose to be, In that space I found you and you lead me to a path where you were afraid to go. I started to walk and call you to come with me .......... You didn't just told me to walk along I walked and cried, walked in pain, that pain became a friend who I had to leave in...
    onitaly onitaly 41-45 1 day 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 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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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 46-50, F 31 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    There once was a man from Nantucket Who's

    Peter was so long he could suck it He said with a grin as he wiped off his chin if my ear was a pussycat I would puck it
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Shelf Life I don't know how much more time I

    have To Make it through Do you? When is your expiration date? A thought That Cuts like a knife. Not Knowing Your shelf life.
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M 3 days ago

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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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    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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    I once read a poem in High School

    that inspired me to write this one. Some of the lines I took are from the other poem. This poem is a mixture of my words and the author I cannot take all the credit. Dear Humanity Dear Humanity, I truly hope you get this letter, And I hope you can make better. I don’t mean...
    Young2Wise Young2Wise 18-21, F 4 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 35 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    Aggggghhhhh!

    When you lay in bed, Frustration running through your head, You want to reach out and touch, This is all way too much My mind would not have such a fight, ...If my girl was not so far away tonight ♥
    SophiesSecretRoom SophiesSecretRoom 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    The Winds Of Time

    The winds of time erode away The memories of our past, Leaving us with shadowy thoughts That disappear too fast. And so we cling with all our might And try to hold them near, All the things for which we care, And those that we hold dear. No matter how much we try to cling...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 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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    You're breaking down again,

    little one? I can feel your heartbeat--like a toy wound up, A little porcelain monkey, manic, beating it's drum-- with a strange defiance, despite the fact that the drugs in your system have inevitably made you numb. The blood has exited your brain, flowing from your cut...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 4 days ago

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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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    ~Silent~ Silence is,

    a peace of mind A peace of mind, that comes with time That comes with time, and is a virtue A virtue when felt, can never hurt you & never hurt, is what I want although what I want, is what I can't have So what I can't have, is what I need & what i need, doesn't need me...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ~Guardian~ Falling down,

    an endless well But I don't remember, how I fell It seemed like forever, but I finally hit bottom Was thinking these thoughts, when i shouldn't have thought em' Sitting there hopeless, when I heard "rejoice" But it was more like her thoughts,only in my own voice I'm not gonna...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Cross their hearts hope they die.

    ........ Cross their hearts hope they die impale their bodies with the needles Dismember their limbs from their bodies Gut while they scream in pain Cut their heart out put it in a jar Pour their blood into some buckets Rip their innards from their bodies Store them in a...
    Taranza Taranza 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    This beautiful insanity within me cannot be

    tamed by an asylum,but I know that I'm unwelcome inside these walls though they call to me singing lullabies of misery.
    insomniacpoet insomniacpoet 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    There once was a man named Dave He boned a dead

    which in a cave She was missing a tytt and she smelled like shittttt. But look at the money he saved
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    You hold me like a flower.

    In your palm, a flash of pale color. No roots have bound me. No wind has stirred me. You plucked me from my meadow. To gaze, but not to keep. At first I turned white, Then a sweet flush of pink. Soon turned into crimson. Then deeper into scarlet. And I turn darker...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Before going into chat rooms,

    to find yourself a mate.. don't think romance is all that blooms and find your wrong too late. Be careful who it is you trust, don't believe all you read. Love can really be just lust, planted like a seed. Before you decide to meet, someone met online one day. Try to be...
    Bri50 Bri50 46-50, 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 18 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    Forgive and Forget the say But how can I commit

    such a crime when all you've done is disease me A razor Slitting my scared skin A knife Instantaneously stabbing my forever fragile heart Beatable, breakable I will NEVER forgive I will NEVER forget
    Jenny101T Jenny101T 13-15, F 2 days 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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    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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    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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    First and foremost I would like to apologize to

    those who've I hurt the most, I'm sorry my image of strength is breaking off and everyday it's getting harder to cope, I'm sorry mom that you had to hear how desperate I am to kill myself and how I still don't believe in god, I'm sorry dad that you're bitter because your...
    VeinsOfMisanthrope VeinsOfMisanthrope 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    ~Responsive~ I wrote this

    for you Wyesman.. lol Is this poetry, or something else I once was told, but have forgot myself If you think that it, all has to rhyme Go read the definition, just one more time For what I write, is not a crime & is not perfect, all the time Loved your words, they told the...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I tell myself it's a new day So yesterday could

    go away I'm learning now how to let go So my smile's no longer just a show And I don't know how long it takes I'll bend it back before it breaks I used to think it's all your fault But I'm the one holding the cord I see now I must first forgive myself To gain back all that I...
    Socialized Socialized 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs 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 33 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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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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    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 12 Responses Jun 23, 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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    Reducing to a single point.

    Burning and writhing I'm tearing down creation like a disease. Before all life There is pain unfathomable Before me there are horrors divine Pitiful creator How dare it destroy me? Will it never know that of this, I am?
    Darktooth41 Darktooth41 18-21, M 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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    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 9 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Blood of insanity. By Strivexwolf.

    A river flows one way, Blood flows many, Water is one, People are many, People hide truth, Yet people hold true, I am nothing, Yet I’m something, Of importance, Of disruption, Many ask questions, Most of whom is purpose, Blood is thick, Most...
    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T 3 days ago

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    Guardian Protector: The Angel

    Your armor shines and glistens upon the sun Your helmet glows brilliant gold and silver Your face illuminates the radiance of love Your eyes delve deep into the world and universe Crisis and desire conflict in one spectacle Damnation upon you and I forfeit our lives Your halo and...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 15 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Sipping from a cup "Sylvie" written on the

    side Raising up my glass My face behind it hides For once in my life The ashes have been burned A wrecking ball comes through Where my life had turned Carbonated fuel Rush to keep me awake My voice and my chest Remains a dead giveaway Shame in my being Am I not too old yet...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Hatred and jealousy stem from insecurity.

    Insecurity from fear. Fear from society. Steadily march, to the beat of conformity. "Hail blissful ignorance!" They’re chanting with unity. One by one, they fall prey to absurdity. Individuality, killed off for a hungry hungry vanity. Ideas and thoughts that lack...
    Socialized Socialized 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Alone beneath an empty sky,

    the willow tree lay there to die. Abandoned, different, cold and dark, the only willow in the park. The other trees alive and fair, the willow broken sad and bare. Beneath the willow I sit to think, with all this sadness that I drink. Drinking, thinking on my own, like the...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Time Is Precious If fear was a crime,

    I'd be guilty of it everyday. So, instead I'll just write this rhyme, using words I'd never say...out loud. My spine trembles, with an unknown ache. With this ancient heart, that nothing could resemble, feeling it's own earthquake...through a dark shroud. Retracing steps made...
    angeliquefireheart angeliquefireheart 26-30, F 7 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 16-17, M 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    ~Short & Sweet~ I write poetry.

    .. Oh yes I do & to the world my thoughts, I love to spew a poet, discovered, myself, who knew it wasn't always, like it is now words pouring out, like a flooded bough i don't know when, it came to be that with words, I decided, to make you see & all I know, is that this is me...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 1 Response 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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    I welcomed you to the sun,

    hoping you would roam Making wild assumptions that this must be your home Your perfection follows me in a silhouette It's all I've ever wanted, everything and yet Something isn't right, something unintentional As when I look at you, you're two dimensional You cannot be real...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response 3 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 18 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    I won't give in Darkness surrounds me The

    walls are caving in I still won't give up No, I won't give in They try to distract me But I'm focused on what's ahead I'm ready to pass this test No, I won't give in Time and time again They try to use lies To take my eyes off the prize No, I won't ever give in Their tricks...
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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