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    AN OLD MAN’S FLAG (c) 2015 by Edward York.

    The old man sat on his porch each day, As he rocked away in his chair. And the flag that he always proudly flew, Was waving ripples in the air. The flag he flew was ragged now, Having used it through the years, It held some memories from his past, And even held some tears...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Darkness overcomes and then you finally succumb,

    to the needs of others. It's hard to know, that all you can show, is a heart torn and twisted. Deep down inside, your soul slowly died, and was left in an eternal mist. So one day, you'll find the words to say, what's been hurting all these years.
    Bailey242 Bailey242 13-15 9 hrs ago

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    Who am I kidding? Two weeks have spanned

    since I saw you last, And I almost have come to believe That I'm no longer at the mercy of my pointless crush, No longer my heart do I deceive. I love you as a friend, (I've been telling myself), but that's as far as it goes. I tell myself I am now immune to that which caused...
    lonelyheart807 lonelyheart807 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Two Years... by moiMusic: Moving on.

    .. Nick Cave and Warren Ellishttp://youtu.be/shvdHrayAEcRemembering the moments all inwrought in sunshine.Vibrating in melodic memoriesThe altruism and the kind,Circles not lines would bring us around in time.Strategies of survival, multitudes of centuries long,A heart that rose...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 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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    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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    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 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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    i am tired of this masquerade.

    i have seen all the faces underneath the masks and they all are ugly.
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 5 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 10 Responses Oct 23, 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 21 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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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    she was a flower, people would walk pass

    that flower because at first glance the flower seemed like it was dead.but somehow i was fortunate enough to see that the flower just needed to be watered.so i watered the flower.until it became vibrant and lively again. all the people in town started to talk about that...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 4 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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    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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    hey, people, just so you know (for all of you

    guys in college or going to college) you can get scholarships for writing essays and poems, look into it: college board.com or collegexpress. com
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F 2 days 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, 2014

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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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    Sir Francois Bacon-Trifles like straws upon the

    surface flow, he who would search for pearls must dive below.
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 9 hrs 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 15 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    A bird's high-pitched shriek And then a

    profound silence Nature's haiku
    hardballz hardballz 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Stay open, you anemone You are beautiful

    and the colors of you will attract the dangers of wanting. Accept this, and offer the comfort of home to those who seek it inside of you. Don't sting
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs 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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    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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    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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    Did you watch the sun go down

    that day With the village children praying Did you hear them calling out your name For to save them from the slaying Did you watch the day turn into night With the village children weeping Did you hear them calling out your name As they saw death softly creeping Did you watch...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 1 day 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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    My little shorty. Years

    since i last saw him Years since i accost him last. I used to give him my time, my love and my heart. Never once did he welcome, did he even acknowledge me. But that was years ago. That was many moons ago. Too many for my to count. Too many for you to remember
    mitsuki88 mitsuki88 13-15, F 1 Response 6 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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    "...the pain is a shameful sin,

    adulterating my pure existance..."
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 11 Responses May 25, 2014

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    As I was walking with my dog last

    Sunday distracted by scenery and questions of life my eyes stumble upon the one that one day one day I hope becomes my wife. Her eyes were two deep ponds waiting for my soul to dive so that there would be no other bonds where my attention would thrive. Dark brown locks of hair...
    YetAnotherStoic YetAnotherStoic 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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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    If we made love, How would it be?

    Your hands on my body, Stroking me. Your lips on my breasts, My stomach and thighs. Joy in my heart, With loud happy sighs. The thing that I crave Is a kiss at my core. You open me up, And want to do more. Inside I swell, so wet and tight, You move inside me Feeling so...
    TallaLily TallaLily 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    That ping of silence

    that takes you whole. That clash of insanity that carries you to the edge of a cliff. It’s in those last few moments that you realize that this was your destiny. Being able to have freedom was never a part of it. There comes a time when you question everything. You try your...
    Bailey242 Bailey242 13-15 2 days ago

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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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    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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    A cigarette scented kiss.

    +++++++++++++++++++++ The Burn reminds me Life is dark,.. (One of many ways the Jolly Monster made his Mark.) Pain ...A Cigarette Scented Kiss! (How it stains the Half-Dead Human Heart.) I feel judged by Laughing Marionette.. They paint white walls with Crimson Footsteps...
    ickarusflocke ickarusflocke 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    Circle of evil: Trapped in a circle of fouled

    glass - I don't know how to break - going round round - like a broken record - on life's gramophone - and all I can hear - is the soundtrack of my misfortune - set on repeat
    Xenox Xenox 31-35, M 3 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 10 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Toxic I look like a fool,

    Talk like one too, I am one, I know, But you tell me I'm cool, And knowing this pains me so, When I **** up it's me who you'll sue, I am a toxic person, I've known my whole life, I am a bomb ticking away, And I know every day it worsens, Though people insist they'll stay, they...
    ForeverOnMyGuard ForeverOnMyGuard 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Your Mistake You called me a mistake You said

    it to my face I wont let you see these tears That i cry everyday You destroy my confidence You shout at me You tell me you don't love me You constantly make me weak You break me everyday Whe you lie to my face I try to tell myself to be strong But the pain wont go away
    marshmel marshmel 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Hide and seek It's yet another day passing by,

    yet another human walking past me. More days go by and the sun keeps playing hide and seek. Like it is toying with me. Oh how life is toying with me, playing with my sense of right and wrong. Oh please my world, why won't you be gentle? I don't even know how to describe beauty...
    pr1nc3ss97 pr1nc3ss97 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    NEVER (c) 2015 by Edward York Your life ended

    when you were young, And you never got to be. So many things you never had, And never got to see. Even though protected as much we could, You never had a chance. To walk the halls with friends at school, Or ever find romance. You never smelled a flower, Or watched a bird in...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 9 Responses 9 hrs 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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    The goddess of my world.

    I'm trapped between pages and underneath words. your beauty, your love, your warmth is a breath of fresh air to my lungs. It breathes new life into a story so cold and bitter. One that thought it was nearing it's end. Every part of me, every ounce of strength and love belongs to...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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