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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 8 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Rosy cheeks that smile

    so sweet, Two gloved hands just waiting to meet. And I walk you through that sleepy December night, Trying to grasp what we must be, be what it might. Holding onto that ledge like I hold you so tight, Like the snow on the ground, my knuckles turn white. And so I cling to the...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 2 days 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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    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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    The calm before the storm The beast within is

    waking Turning round and round Waiting for his time to rise. Patience my dear Your time is drawing near. Soon you wont be ignored Your vicious nature will gain their attention for sure Your pulse will quicken Pupils will become dilated You wont be pushed aside Instead you will...
    missrng missrng 22-25, F 1 Response 2 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 11 hrs ago

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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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    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 21 hrs 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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    ~Restless~ I can not sleep,

    but toss and turn I can not sleep, for you I yearn I can not sleep, these wounds they burn I can not sleep, these tears won't learn I can not sleep, or eat, or function I can not sleep, your false assumption I can not sleep, try as I might I can not sleep, it's just not right...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This fire is spreading faster,

    It should have reached me by now, But I’m coated and dirty with a layer Of flame retardant chemicals. They surround me in my own bubble. My own protective bubble, Where no one can touch me, And no one can hurt me. Where are the firemen? Where is the sky? Crumbling structure...
    nerfmander nerfmander 22-25, F 1 day 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 46-50, F 31 Responses Feb 7, 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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    ~Palpitations~ I tend to wear it on my

    sleeve Where people mostly spit & sneeze I leave it there but for one reason So most will see that it's been seasoned Take it, break it, as they might It's toughened up and it will fight Stains, Bruises, and mostly scars Proof that it has been to wars But upon my sleeve yet...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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 18 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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    Persistent **** Words fail to rain what the

    heart wants to say... ... Life is strange... ... Bleeding lust's redemption... ... Failing to mention that love has an existence... ... ******* breeds desires of passionate innocence which you fail to see through your storm of persistence .
    RebelOfSouthernEvolution369 RebelOfSouthernEvolution369 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 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 20 hrs 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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    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 21 hrs 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 13 hrs ago

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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 14 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Take me to a doctor I stll cant let go Every

    memory together I hold tight clasped against my chest Maybe then you'll hear my heart It beats songs of desperate love for you Even though this hurts Youll never cause more pain Than i have love for you Take me to a doctor Because i cant function I offered everything But I am...
    Mtinezz Mtinezz 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    ~Surreal~ One word- to describe them all One

    word- that makes grown men fall One word- that just makes me wonder One word- brings me up from under One word- that can make me smile One word- that describes a specific style Of sense, of wonder, and amazement I feel that it has no replacement Whether it makes sense or not...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 19 hrs ago

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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 22 hrs ago

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    I can't even begin to describe how it feels,

    To be moved down to second place, The spare set of wheels. I spend my nights so weak and weary, Only wishing that someone would hear me. And I scream into the chilled night air, "Won't somebody love me? Doesn't anyone care?" And so I press my hand up to the frosty glass, Only...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 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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    ~Premonitions~ These visions I have,

    are quite demanding These visions I have, are so outstanding These visions I see can be so blinding These visions I see tend to be binding These visions I have they show no color These visions I have seem to be duller These visions I see are slowly fading These visions I see...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    To kill a monster is to become the beast And

    thus bringing to life what once was deceased It is an act that deprives your purity And yet it is referred to as maturity How is it wise to be playing by their rules? To follow the devils notebook, made for fools It coursing through your veins like an infection Until it is...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    I love that goofy smile you give me

    when I call you "My Queen." For you are the most royal thing I have ever seen. I love you so much it's a shame and a sin, Lord only knows where your heart's always been. Are you hiding from me my love? That sweet, soft smile... Won't you sit down? Come stay for a while. "Will...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 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

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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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    Empty inside Where do you hide Where do you hide

    when you're this empty inside No nook or cranny to conceal The feelings you pretend are not real No way to save yourself from the demon Who knows how to make you wish your life was done Empty inside Where do you hide Where do you hide when you're empty inside At least when...
    petbri petbri 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 19 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 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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    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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    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 17 hrs ago

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    FEAR When i have to write a song it will be

    for you love of my life love that gives redemption love that leave all fear. When i have to talk about you I,LL TALK YOU SINCERE no other here me and you real open the gate,release this fear when i have to walk this road I,LL TRAVEL IT WITH YOU MY DEAR NO SENSE OF FEAR. The road...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 18 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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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 18 hrs ago

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    Beaten I'm done  I'm tired I'm though You

    win  I'm beaten And I lose All I wanted was to love you All wanted was you to care But I see you despise me Now our relationship cannot grow You never got to see the real me The one that glows oh so quietly  I'm sorry I never showed you Maybe that's why you left me too I...
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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