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    If everyone was a tree,

    then I want to be no more than a burning ember, to scotch from the outside of their bark, to turn their veins into ash.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Melodious Mew I once knew a cat named

    Melodious Mew Her coat she would clean till it shined just like new Her day was spent sleeping, as much as she could Yet, nothing would pass her constant review Especially the dogs in the old neighborhood Her nemesis the bloodhound was old and sprue Famous was he for his...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    Jump right in... On stage,

    my room, my highway to freedom and soullllll. Ow! Let me hear it again baby! One more hit, one more time, One Two Three F-f-f-f-four! Hit it! Good evening my passengers, you may call me your God for the evening. Your slinky, lean, overtly s-exual rock God. Are you ready...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The doctor couldn't even find what was wrong

    on the ultrasound - they just said that my heart beats twice when it pounds - that means they can feel your heart beat even when you're not around
    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 1 Response 3 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 9 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Remember when we weren't depressed?

    Remember when all we did was smile? Where did those times go? Where did we go wrong? Remember when we didn't hate? Remember when money wasn't an issue? What ever happened to us? Why did we let society devour us? Remember when we shined like diamonds? Remember when we were...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 3 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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    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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    Time ticks by too quickly

    for me Makes me stop and think But sometimes it doesn't go by fast enough Especially when things are getting rough If you only knew What I go through Then maybe you can understand But maybe all of this is part of a bigger plan Just hold on one day longer All of this...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lyrics and prose choose to confess the darkness

    and light within desiring to be expressed. Repressed thoughts dance upon a page, illuminating darkness like an actor on a stage. Bringing to the surface every hesitant glance and misdirection. A lie is only the truth when the truth is perfection. Ballroom dancers glide along...
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    I lieu Of the more common medium Tainted by

    confusion, misdirection The poet may take refuge, In the scribbles of another.
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs 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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    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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    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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    I can't help that I want to die.

    I can't help that every time I say "I'm fine" I lie. I can't help that I'd almost take not wasting anymore oxygen on this earth than going another damn day where I want to slit my wrists. I can't help the people I love, I sure as hell can't help myself. I can't find a way to...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, F 4 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 16 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I'm the one you rejected I'm the human being

    you ignored I'm the outcast you dehumanized I'm the college student you want no part of I'm the loner who you forgot about I'm the phoenix that always rises from the ashes I'm the lone wolf that never needed a pack I'm the prototype that defeated the stereotype I'm the black...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hope is held, hope is found.

    It's within us all, not just laying around. It's there where your heart is and it's behind your eyes. That's why we feel hope can be lost, when one of us cries. Take care of your heart, catch your tears. Then you'll have hope throughout your years.
    deltaqu deltaqu 31-35, M 1 Response 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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    This overwhelming comfortable numbness.

    .. From love and drugs for me I can't tell the difference it's the exact same comforting... Makes you see the whole world for what it is, of pain and agoney and broken promises and suffering But blocks out the reqrieum of my dreams And helps you see that nothing is ever what it...
    JustBeYourSelff JustBeYourSelff 22-25, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Good night people Good night fish Good night

    side walk Good night dreams wish Good night prayers Good stars Good night forest Good night yards Good night TV Good night walls Good night monsters Scratching on the floors.
    kittiekriket kittiekriket 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 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 17 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    Shine some of your light on my canvas Combined

    with mine, it is brilliant Hard to look at; yet almost impossible To avert your eyes The colors sensational Vivid images exploding Like a star being born Let your thoughts collide with mine Into the walls around us The ensuing echoes singing A song that brings joy to me...
    OwningDali OwningDali 36-40 1 day ago

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    chronicles (i am) out of place out

    of time swimming over a desert in a mirage of the sea walk with me be with me release the hold on push aside common, usual, conventional, safe immerse deep into seeing, emotions, being, feeling today's footsteps finding now holding attention capturing my...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    A spell of sorts by moi Anticipating,

    The moment of soft arms Wrapping around shoulders broad, Chest to chest, Lips to lips, And mouth to neck. It is what it is, because Nature designed it so The horizontal dance of two. And of all the fanciful play Acted out in act One, two and three, Cannot suffice to abate The...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 14 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 12 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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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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    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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    Shaded by a cloak of their own design and

    societies demand lay the observers the thinkers - Predators. Is it their choice or their nature? The latter whispers the wolf but he would, wouldn't he? A predator after all is not malicious, Merely a slave of his nature.
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 6 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 18 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    The sun that's shining on me Is the same sun

    shining on you. The moon that's smiling at me Is the same moon that's smiling at you. We breathe the same air. We drink the same water. Let's get up and walk again Let's keep up strength and maintain progress. It's not alright But it's ok :-) Because we think we can...
    5465zen 5465zen 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days 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 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 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    For a crush... :) Secret I want to whisper

    you to become my greatest secret the one I will be longing to spit out with every chance and if you succumb to this selfish request, by any chance, you'll be the only secret I will allow my self to tell to yell on the top of my lungs and be a bragging ***** about it to show my...
    EmmaRin EmmaRin 26-30, F 1 Response 2 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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    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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    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 32 Responses Feb 22, 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 3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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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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    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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    A World I Never Knew

    Running in a world of white mist Nothing but the dirt trail ahead The cold bites my bones and I clench my fists I should've stayed in bed This world consumes me Clouds curl around my feet Impossible to escape as it rises to my knees The fresh air smells ever...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 15 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 20 Responses Jan 28, 2013