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    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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    Writing a haiku- A problem with

    construction- Too many syllab
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    You set me on fire Burning my potential Of

    self esteem In a drought of happiness But please don't go
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Pandora's Paradox by moi(Video compilation:

    the English Patient)This is no English patient.There are no parallels,No similar liaisons,But it's about those scenes,And the bath.When all was good,Tucked away in dreams,Lovers in foamA sensual two-person melee,Non-identifiable,Anonymous,Lifesaving.I admit that's what I need...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Where did you go? I felt you

    once before, And I fear you'll go again, Where did you go? Why am I not happy? I thought I would be, But all I want to do is cry, Why am I not happy? If all is lost, And all is gone, If all is pain, Why do you cause me to smile? Where have you gone? Didn't you realize, It was...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Take Me To Insanity Take Me To Insanity A Song

    for you is a song for me I see red inside my head From memories corroding dead Take me to insanity Take me to insanity Dark clouds rising with nicotine Drains the pain right through my veins Here we go once again Black Clouds rising Inside my head It feels like a dream It...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    All of the doubt and fear As with an unshed

    tear I'm not here to be loved It whispers in my ear A lesson that repeats As a weight that defeats While binding me in place Alone on quiet streets In my own masquerade The lies of my charade I pretend to be more In hopes sorrow can fade I acknowledge the pain As I stand...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 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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    You planted seeds Seeds of joy

    and of happiness and of anger and of malice and of everything else that the stars could have possibly made up of You let them scatter all over my body Some settle in my veins, blooming into lillies My brain became a field of forget me nots But by far the largest amont decided to...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    the light it fades and the music dies the spark

    of hope falls from my eyes. poems dont rhyme and paintings are in greys, the warmth of the sun replaced by the grave. a burned and blackened wasteland stretches to the shore, the blighted oceans that i once adored. love so cold, a world of no life, a life ruined and bitter...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 8 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 20 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Where has he gone she says

    but what she doesn't realize is that he's always there and always has been she just needs to look beyond the vail and the dark voide of night
    XENETH XENETH 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    "Living in the unknown.

    " Hearts can be in many colors, Blood bleeds in many ways, Still my heart lingers more, Because I am searching for a home, We all need a home, We all need a place to be, A place where others lay, Laying as a pack on we shall go, Moonlight skies wake me up, Keeps my mind racing...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M 1 day 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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    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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    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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    "White" If that white had a shape how

    would I know? Before me it could stay And which of us would be perplexed, I could not say. It or I, Perplexed by which. If that white had a form, how would I know? Around me it could encase, Or within me it could fill, But perplexed, I could not say If it or I Were the same...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs 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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    My eyes feel connected to your body,

    weeping as I watch us fall like raindrops whilst holding the knowledge of those before that fell through misty eyes. It never stops. There will come a time when the last drop falls, And I will realise my greatest fear. With arms wide open I'll join this ocean, hoping that you're...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 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, 2014

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    [I am]~~ I am a gift from my source~ born out

    of good love~ here to give service and love~~ I am the child of my parents~ nurtured by their character and care~ sent away at an early age~ to look for knowledge and learning~~ I am the chubby nerdy child~ that got made fun of~ called out a math oddity~ praised by some, mocked...
    Ghauzy Ghauzy 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    The night is settled

    and it's cold I'm full of lies and spitting gold. Hearts are sinking like a stone words are cutting to the bone. Settle down Simmer down Drink it down It's over now. Blood is tainted but sublime half awake but floating high. All their faces disappear all intentions turn to...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 2 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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    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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    "Empire" I could not be centered.

    A center would ruin it. Of every crack Of every chip Revealing its heart From beneath the surface There is no need for a center. I would not belong. The air is young. The sun is fresh. The clouds are new. But the entire time They've watched the cracks And the entire time They...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 12 mins ago

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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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    "Broken Poetry." Broken spirits,

    Broken minds, Don't know how to tell the time, Don't know have to live this life, I'm on the outside looking in, I'm on the inside said looking out, Memories, a photo a page and layers, Don't know how to tell the world I'm sorry, Guess I keep on going even without a story...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, 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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    I am a freckle, a speck,

    a minuscule fragment that exists in a void of space we call our existence. Plagued by the debt to pay reverence to an unknown variable that deems my worth with my devout troth, to which I cannot deny but instead do so more as to mindlessly oblige. I am minuscule, my worth is...
    MujerDeMuerte MujerDeMuerte 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs 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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    And you find yourself stuck between the Painful

    warmth and the Peaceful cold ...
    aluna42000 aluna42000 18-21, M 4 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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    Think only tranquil thoughts

    as you rest your head Against my chest. Can you hear a storm approaching? That's my heart! It rages as your warm breath Sweeps against the broad cage That barely can contain it. But have no fear. It is a heart that cannot draw, 'though it would bleed Should your cheek forsake it...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    Not for her sighs these hands,

    with artless strokes, caressed. Nor for a fervid whisper of desire, Not withstanding all the hunger that my heart possessed, For that the ink I spilt was not inspired. Not for one kiss should I ever trade my passion, my art, Nor seek such lucrative returns From the blind...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Desire and passion walk with coupled handsThe

    heady heights of his enamoured soulDream drenched in the rapids of a swollen streamThat floods her well, in which his avid longing thirstHe yearns to quench, but never will,He fords the currents of these liquid dreamsAmid the labyrinth of the Briar'sTorn and tangled weave he...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 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 18 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    For all my peeps.. They know

    who they are! Sometimes I don't think before I speak, Or I speak when I should just walk. But I guarantee that my words are genuine, I don't really enjoy small talk. Sometimes it's not what you say, but nothing at all, You can argue with the ignorant, Useless as conversing...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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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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    RevisitedShe drips with passion,

    as if the dawnCast beads of dew upon her lipsAnd every sweet petal of sense I ownLies scattered at her fingertips,The pages of the map are tornFrom reason, veiled in lust's eclipseAs my hands caress her, like the gentle breezeOf tranquil climates, I kiss the skinOf her silken...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    You lay with me in the wildflower meadowBeside

    a serenading streamIn a tapestry bound by threads of fancy,A tangled weave of tangled dreams.The tall grass, swept by gentle rhythmStirred by an impulsive kiss,Became the whisper of a sighResponsive to my hand's caressAnd, as we lay, my eyes were drawnAbove to cloudless phthalo...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My life will be infinitely better

    because you are no longer a part of it My world will have a thousand more possibilities and options because you are not the center But that doesn't matter right now because I would rather be absolutely ******* miserable, and be with you Then be alone and thats the whole...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 57 mins 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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