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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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    And as you looked into the window of my

    soul Your hot sour breath Fogged up the glass And you With pencils for fingers And breath like an eraser Covered and redrew everything that I knew
    giventothewild giventothewild 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Red lines And sleepless nights Sharp

    blades Remember what they say All i remember Is that terrible day It was june And you slipped away Silent sleep Peaceful dreams Missing you hurts deeply Cant you see Its tearing me to shreds Inch by inch Tearing me up They watch me burn Laughing at me And making fun Of this...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I listened as you talked with God today I heard

    the many things you had to say How you prayed with all your heart When your life was torn apart As you stumbled in the dark along the way I saw you cry the tears of Bethlehem I heard you sing a haunting requiem But you still did not know why Each and every man must die Or if...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I want to sink into despair,

    for I know I will be welcome there. I want to cut this senseless rope, that binds me a worthless hope. For nothing here has sent me home... No, no I mustn't stagger from my path that chose me, for as the light hath Brought me closer here, than anything I'd ever see in this...
    RyxeRedfern RyxeRedfern 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know right now its hard and your heart is

    scarred but you are not alone you are beautiful right down to the bone please dont be sad just try to smile just a tad you are perfect in your own way weather you are bi straight or gay even though life aint fair there are people out there who care all you have to do is try to...
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    do I have to spell it out?

    do I need to remind you? haven't I done enough? or do you need more? falling to pieces, feeling lost in the drama, never knowing which way to turn, feeling out of place. when did we become strangers, when did I lose faith? I thought I could see, but I guess I gave it all. for...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 1 day ago

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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 look to the right And I see something

    beautiful, Something oh so bright, But please, let me be truthful. Beauty reminds me of the pain, It drives me insane! Who could stand breaking down When there's nothing to cause a frown? It makes me want to suffocate Trust me, I don't exaggerate. Please, someone tell me...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    To love is to endure To endure is to grow To

    grow is to evolve To evolve is to be To be is to sustain Forever......
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 20 hrs ago

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    On nights like these,

    alone with only my thoughts, my past returns I can barely keep the voices at bay, they will not be silenced, nor will they tolerate being ignored A dozen voices whispering in the night, in an unending unison of judgement, "you cannot be love" So many chances, and an equal...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    CRAYON ON THE WALL (c) 2015 by Edward York My

    memories never fail to flow, Back to when you were small; To toys scattered on the floor, And crayon on the wall. I remembered all the questions asked, On trips with just us two, Like why is the water wet, And why the sky is blue. Those times we had were simple times, Your...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 4 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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    what passes as poetry?

    words that an amateur writer forces into stanzas.
words that a confused teenager scribbles into their lit textbook.
words that a social worker whispers to her sick wife. a description of how heavy my chest felt when our song came on.
a description of how the violent tide...
    1musicloverever 1musicloverever 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    You are the lady of the lake; dancing with the

    sun kissed ripples of a late and hazy afternoon spent idly wandering... light feet, free and fancy, skipping over Lily pads and swaying to rhythm of the reeds, their roots sunk deep in the cool blue pools of devotion. You are the scent of pine in the dark forest, flirting with...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    HERE WE GO AGAIN. (c) 2015 Edward York I sit

    here in anticipation Déjà vu is setting in. The past keeps flashing by me, As I upgrade to Windows ten. I have seen this kind of thing before, Upgrades are nothing new. I started many years ago, Running MS-Dos two. I have often fought the upgrades, I have even threw some...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Please my beautiful little butterfly its time

    to wake up and spread your bright and colourful wings,The time has come to explore this vast amazing world and and see what the new dawn brings.Please fly free lil one, no longer do you have to keep your feet firmly to this tree,The sky is now your branches and they are as high...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 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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    Sleepless by: Rob Paquin Up

    before the sun Another sleepless night Another day begun Another chance to get it right Another day of living Another thing that could go wrong Another sin to be forgiven Another place I don't belong And as the sun shall slowly travel Across my clearest skies I watch...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 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 5 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    Heaven by: Rob Paquin Heaven hides within

    your smiles I know this to be true. Because I saw heaven there when I looked at you. A smile so pure and simple Your inner light was flowing free I truly saw my heaven there When you smiled at me ~The Snowdog
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days 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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    I am the one, that we all are.

    A shining product of a fallen star. Not to be mistaken as the one we seek, A reflection of him, that tends the weak. Brought to see with Omniscient power. Activation within, the lotus flower. Peace of mind, and piece of it all. Piece of Universe, Never to fall.
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Title: Bright Illusions The world is draped

    fully grey. For fantastical dualities. Cannot survive true reality. Like the fairytale "Good And Evil".
    Sarode Sarode 22-25, M 3 days 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 17 Responses Feb 25, 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 15 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    espheixn I can't say what I want,

    much to my dismay, still talking and taking things, farther and farther away losing focus again, like times from the past, they never end I can't imagine what I'm doing so far my attention, that which I am losing still struggling to believe sure enough to breathe I can't...
    Nearth179 Nearth179 22-25 5 days 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 30 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I’d Rather Fly Dawn’s warming caress I

    feel the beginning of the beginning Soft, sultry, summer sun Warm, full and free Peeking through the trees All the love (world) for you and me Sweet child, sweet smile Eyes green, full and free Shine in the soft, sultry, summer sun And in that moment we are one We are won Lush...
    Personalstories Personalstories 18-21, M 5 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 18 Responses Dec 24, 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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    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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    If this is who I am, what am I to be?

    Is it truly true that I am limited by me? If I could paint a picture without saying it 'twas I, where would I dare put myself in days not yet passed by? What medium would I use, a pencil or a pen? What of marks I did not mean, what would I do then? Do I leave it all to chance...
    RikkuDreamer RikkuDreamer 22-25, F 3 hrs 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 19 Responses Jun 2, 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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    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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    summer smiles and laughing rain,

    amidst the people the fool so vain. he smiles at all to dance and sing, this to celebrate his rise to king. a crown of lead with robes of dust, scepter bent and sword of rust. this motley fool, the knave of hearts, has lost his sould to loves sweet arts. but love alone is...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 6 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 10 Responses May 25, 2014

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    It's all here contained within the sharp

    scratch from the bleeding quill torn from the wings of flightless dreams and dipped in fantasy's brimming well where expression is the fresh carrion in a dream's possession, gripped by the talons of raven raged nights; and the ink I spilt over these crumpled sheets holds neither...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    What do you think about

    when you can't sleep. It seems like you want to think of everything all at once. Your plans, your goals, your past, your debt, what will you have for lunch tomorrow. When I was growing up, I remember being able to just be a kid. Nothing on my mind, just living for the next few...
    soccerjoe07 soccerjoe07 31-35, M 17 hrs 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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Life calls at the perfect time,

    Despite the rythym, reason, or rhyme. Opening the eye of wisdom and truth, Beginning and end, game of my youth. Conceiving FOREVER, through life & death, Not impossible, focus on breath. All knowledge passed through genes, Expressing labation on the minds' screen. Collected...
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    by: Rob Paquin Long dark locks Bewitching

    eyes Your beauty; Like the dawn A timeless clock An eternal sunrise Your visage drives me on Elegance of tone Symmetry in motion Your grace so undefined Upon a throne In my heart's devotion My feelings are now enshrined Within my silence And my averted glance The...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just wish you'd love me Just like i loved

    you You cant see the heartache That you've put me through Destroying me with your words Not showing me your love That was all id seen from you As i was growing up I asked you where he was You said that he walked out After all your lies You still want me to be proud For all the...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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