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    Titanic The summer winds were flowing,

    as they stand along the docks. First class Children, With their knitted vest's and socks. People flee to waters side, to witness man made's beast. Hundreds to the thousands, all standing at her feet. People Cheer and people cry, as their loved ones set sail. All were...
    SianElizabethAnn800 SianElizabethAnn800 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Walking through the dark Cold seeped through to

    the bone Yet still I walk alone My heart heavy like a stone Though the scars are deep My heart's still yours to keep As each night I weep There's always a price to pay So I paint on a smile and pretend to be gay As long as I'm here, he'll stay away I protected you today Here...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    It’s time to celebrate So bring out the

    bunting Everything’s red, white and blue People line the streets as far as the eye can see Some are sharing a party, Others hope to glimpse the carriage While others just want to hear the music From the biggest party of the century It’s 60 years on the throne The boats...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Scary Wears Boots Dance in the darkness.

    So alive amid dying light, Embraced by the night, Illuminate with unseen bliss. The earth is your canvas. Scary, yet I’ve no fear. From afar I see slow dancing: On haunted soil, frolicking In ragged dress with messy hair, Awkward steps oh, so dear. Remove your cozy boots...
    MidnightScribe MidnightScribe 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I am everything I am nothing I'm your

    strength When you are feeling weak The voice of courage And the quiet calm That wraps around you like a balm You are more than you think You're the light in my dark My walk in the park You give me that spark To carry on when all is lost No matter what the cost
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 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 14 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    thunder rages inside the calm trying hard to be

    a mom bipolar mind schizo thoughts racing words and she's caught insiders come hide her away push her aside while they play
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    last one, really... Wintered Heart Winter

    beckons outside my window Tapping with a glimpse of sunlight. Promising warming rays Warmer days... ...I remember when first my heart skipped And I would race out the door With renewed anticipation Only to find Familiar bitterness. Wind burned heart Numb from...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Birthday Tradition The whisper of the wind

    Calls me back into the wild. I long for days remembered For the wonder of a child. The smell of wood smoke drifting, Bacon frying in the pan. Sunbeams dancing on the water, Coffee bubbling in a can. The sound of tents unzipping, The morning call of birds. The...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 2 days 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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    'When Life Seems Impossible'

    When life seems impossible No one cares if you live or die… Change your hair, show up early Put out that extra effort, sigh a lot Dress to the nines and carry a flamboyant...
    therepurposedmale therepurposedmale 51-55, M 2 days 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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    Friday by moi Music: Biutiful soundtrack -

    Vitaliy Zavadskyy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5EpnbziteY Sighing with relief Made it again. Comfort, freedom Time to play, Time to put away Unrelenting responsibilities Of keeping the sail full of air. Sleeping in, warm, coffee with no rush, The soft rounded mountain and...
    Yeronlyman Yeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Smoldering fire of hearts desire Compassion

    overwhelming Longing for release Dancing beneath a winters moon Words are meaningless Tonight I see the truth The holes in the hopes The never audible yes Only attracted to the ropes Another of life's sick tests Injustice, it settles Just like mist from a rain on a hot muggy...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 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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    Easily Distracted Concentrate!

    I have to concentrate. This is important, this poem. A poem about poetry. I have to do this, I CAN do this. Oh, look, a butterfly! I love butterflies, so pretty..so.. Wait. Concentrate, darn it! Ok, this poem...here we go.. "I think that I shall never see..." I love...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 2 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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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    I see you I see you in places ,

    that I know your there I see you in the morning, a little bird that knows your there I see you in my mirror, a face I wish to kiss I see you in my dreams, your always there I see you in my heart, beating inside of here I see you everywhere that is how I know.... I love you
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Swift motions of the swooping rain left only

    remnants of what it used to be. Soaked in a puddle on the concrete. Becoming the collective soul of one. Rather than individuals. The teardrop shapes became one. Only to be recycled, to become those quick little sky tears once again.
    Beaniesandbands1 Beaniesandbands1 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I still love you you give me butterflies

    when I see you you get me I enjoy our friendship I can't see my life with out you. . your family you make me happy hearing your handsome voice hugging you close your lips so sweet your touch on my back makes me smile.
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    We’re packing up the camper today Won’t you

    come along with us? Don’t know where we will go Don’t know yet where we will stay Could be this layby or that parking bay One thing that is certain is that the time will be gay We could sit by the sea Supping a cup of tea Or by the motorway Just passing time of day Or even...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 day 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 8 Responses May 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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 16 Responses Jan 28, 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 5 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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 16 Responses Feb 26, 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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    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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    I sit on this perch, majestic

    and proud. The brilliance of my plumage, brilliant and loud. My elegant crimson tail slightly swaying in my cage of gold. Such elegance, such grace. Like the queens of old. But then the heat spreads from my tail to my golden head. Puff, I burst into the ashes I have been taught...
    DesiredNightmare DesiredNightmare 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr 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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    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 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    My Symphony Of Pain My ribs are alive with

    arthritis And they're wailing a hurting song They cry out in pain with each breath that I take And my hips and my knees sing along My fingers pick out the melody Each one plays a note of its own My shoulders and ankles bang out the bass Sending vibrations to each of my bones...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 4 Responses 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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    I’m trying hard to remove the memory of you

    from my body But people keep staring at me oddly It seems that you are forever destined to be there Does anyone even care? Do you think back on that night? When things reached their height I tried so hard to fight You kept on until it was light The tears fell like rain I have to...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Past realisation revisited by moi Music by

    Keith Kenniff - Portraits Pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjSvdadBoGA Waking up, cold frosty morning Sun peaking beyond the lid of cloud, Golden orange glow, breathe, It’s so much harder today than before. Coffee, motorway, cars all aligned in a row. Coming up for air...
    Yeronlyman Yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Guilt From the bright of the day,

    To the depths of the sea, It matters not what you say, For I am, and only, me. Their mouths shut yet by chance, I know I cannot be free. I see the blood on my hands, And, oh, the rage it brings me! As I lay down her head, Pale and motionless on my knees, For eternal in bed, I...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 2 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 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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 21 Responses May 28, 2012

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    The last season’s finished The final pot is

    on board The crab’s in And the money rests in my pocket The sun goes down on the end of an era For next year I won’t be here I’m going on to pastures new I’ll be watching my boys as they do The job I’ve done for many years I hope that the advice I’ve given Was...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Secret In my head Lives a Secret I cannot

    speak it For it has no words In my head Lives a Secret I cannot show you it For it has no form In my head Is an empty aching space Where I invite Invisible Untouchable Unspeakable Secrets The story of my life Open Given Willingly Naively Painfully Hopefully? The Secret in...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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