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    i gather up each sound you left behind and

    stretch them on our bed. each night, I breathe you in, and I become high.
    wordful wordful 18-21, F 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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    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 4 days 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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    Roses are red, Violets are blue,

    Will you please Show me your b**bs? Lol
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Hands touching skin Like heaven So heavenly You

    do it well And you love me well Becoming one Until the morning sun Comes up Your sweet kiss Your body on mine It doesn't get better than this I'm on cloud nine But with time You age like fine wine Every day with you Love multiplies And it grows It expands Won't you put a...
    theartistt theartistt 16-17, F 5 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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    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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    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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    Not Sugarcoated You talk some pretty good

    smack You say you are my friend but you never have my back Rude harsh and to the point is just part of your act You pick away my flaws and then you attack I'm not so damn perfect myself But you have never walked in my shoes You think you are about something, but I have some...
    justjim2u justjim2u 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    From My Window I look out the window just

    passing time A diversion from this life of mine People come and go I just watch and enjoy the show People are busy, so much to see I want not to be them, just leave me be They come and they go, from were I do not know A tow tuck a pickup a mini van too People are shopping buying...
    justjim2u justjim2u 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The sky is dark and hazy.

    ..the rain comes falling down . As my teardrops hit my pillow, they slowly sink and drown. The lightening streaks the sky...casting shadows from above, the pain inside my heart, tears apart this dying love. The thunder rocks and roars, sending shivers down my spine... blood drips...
    xXSuicideSarahXx xXSuicideSarahXx 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why I Use She is mine All mine My heroine My

    heroin Something worth so much Priceless... Her touch Something worth so much Her touch That which I have yet to feel Yet I feel her love I feel So much... Love As you are mine, I am yours Like faded pieces of stained glass We are joined in holy matrimony Wholly yours And to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Letting all the days pass me by Not knowing

    what I gotta do to try To be better at what I do and look with a closer glance Wasting away all the possibilities and chances All the nice words my heart could not touch Why do I hate myself so much Wish that I could escape my skin Crawl out from the deep end I hold back the...
    VenomOfMadrid VenomOfMadrid 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Albatross by moi http://youtu.

    be/-EiWnyHrXN8 Undefined, floating ship at sea Rising to the west, Contours exponentially curved Nirvana in the glow before night, Long shadows, headlands, Shades of grey and charcoal black, Drown in fading light, Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight. There, alone by...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hiding the feelings that grow stronger The

    time we're apart feels longer The clock ticks and the cold breeze flows As for me,I know where my heart glows Covering the smile you cause me to make It's this nervousness that I must break These hidden feelings that I can't hide anymore As I walk up the path that lead to...
    FantasyKitty FantasyKitty 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When she went away by moi http://youtu.

    be/77-hFjU5JU0 Music Max Richter Rooms empty. Wind blowing trough an open window, Curtains, ghosts in the air, Dancing in slow motion, Dust over footsteps Feet bare. The frontal lobe dependent On time gone by, Future, presently passing Wading a sea and tide in ebb. Hard to see...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 16 hrs 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 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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    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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    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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    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 3 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 9 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Poetry is how we say to the world,

    and to each other, "I am here." I talk about poetry as a way to document the world and our common experiences, to say what needs to be said in a direct, powerful and beautiful way.
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 day 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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    And all I seem to think of is you,

    and you're breaking your promises, and sorry is all I can think, and all I need is to hear your voice again
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 3 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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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 2 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 20 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Let It All Go by Josephwrites (2011) Words

    Unspoken Bring hearts broken Unwilling to give Not sure how to live Turn fast away And your heart you’ll betray Such bountiful treasure Once yours lost forever But try just to view What’s inside of you And never you mind Imperfections you find Then let it all go Your...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 4 days 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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    Hi there spoon "Who are they there?

    " spoon says. Why those are forks, Stay away from them spoon. Spoon ignores his spoon friend, He walks over to talk. "Hey spoon, we dont want you here." Says a fork with a bend. A shy fork girl sneaks a wink She waves her hand to him As spoon walks away. All spoon can do is...
    IsoLonely IsoLonely 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    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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    I just reconnected with a friend on here

    who always told me I should write a song, well I haven't done that haha, but I have written a few poems, and I would like to share one with you guys. This poem is quite obvious on the subject, and it's really personal, I've recently told my friends about my heartbreak even...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses 18 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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    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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    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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    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...