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    The shadow of emptiness lurks around the

    corner Or does it dwell inside .. My heart pumps with slow methodical beats Eyes in a dull stare Creation of happiness is also within Just breath ... Just breath .. -nat
    NatCat84 NatCat84 31-35, F 1 Response 3 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 31 Responses Feb 22, 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...
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    Harmony: clear mind, loosen coupling to things,

    ride the waves, stick to your worthwhile devotions. Integrate your orders with the chaos of the sea below your board, your feet, your standard, your path and plans.
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    the way he smiles the way he dresses the way he

    walks the way he licks his perfect lips the way he laughs the way he smells the way he flirts the way he just stands there the way he eats the way he scooters the way he stares the way he back-talks authority the way he drums the way he slouches the way he participates the...
    kearaa kearaa 13-15, F 2 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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    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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    Another day. Another hate.

    Another day. I can not take. Another why? It kills my pride to have to stay and face today. Maybe tomorrow will kill the sorrows? Maybe tomorrow will kill the hate? Maybe the rain will wash all the pain of yesterday down the drain. And in my mind all of the cries. Louder than...
    ddc95 ddc95 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 20 Responses Dec 24, 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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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I place my ear agents the window to listen to

    the wind as it blows i can feel its sorrows. I relate to the wind so much so i know it's listening, i don't want to go away from this place i love. Just like it doesn't want to feel anymore of our human sorrows.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am a poor vessel Cracked The good leaks

    out Rot seeps in Gas expands and bursts me I lie in pieces Which one is me? Will we all be ground to dust? Still I hope.
    Seanonymous Seanonymous 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day 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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    Spread open ur legs, and I rip off your panties.

    get wet now my baby, and lets fk like crazy.
    Sahkdip Sahkdip 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I dream of childhood.

    An hour would last a day. And every next one, would be another one to play. I dream of childhood. To fight my demise. Destroy it with a stick that is a sword in disguise. I dream of childhood. Climbing trees to the top. The branches ate my future, the ground is still a long...
    elvisguitar elvisguitar 18-21, M 1 Response 2 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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    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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    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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    The Raven And The Crow The raven is part of

    her life Sending her thoughts of suicide It hovers over wherever she goes And following it comes the crow The crow snips and bites And the raven destroys her mind They work together as a team Coming up with the perfect scheme The raven goes in for an attack And the crow follows...
    justamistake justamistake 13-15, F 2 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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    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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    Even when I am not enough,

    ask not for something new, hold onto the bright star of hope, and take my hand. don’t tell me I am nothing now, when I know I am so much more, your eyes so dark they shine, and your anger as hot as molten ore. You call out another's name, yet you know I remain, her...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 3 days 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 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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    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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    All these thoughts Set to a swirling medley made

    for strolling madly. Let go... Fall into the void... Total, utter, surrender. Contemplation, rumination is my ruination. My ruined nation. Take me back to the start, back to the start... Write from the heart.
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Formatting for Kindle is tricky

    because users can set their own type styles and sizes. It is especially difficult for poetry formatting and some styles are just not possible. I have therefore reformatted the poetry book and uploaded the new version. Essentially that means I have removed the formatting because...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses 4 days 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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    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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    Was going through all the old poems on Google

    Drive. Came across this one. I never showed it to the person I wrote it for, I didn't think she wanted it at the time. I doubt it would've changed anything. But if I had showed her, I wouldn't be questioning why I chose not to. If you have something to tell someone, tell them...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses 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 16-17, F 9 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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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    Behind our eyes there are more

    than lies...fears....hopes... And dreams. There is more than even we know of. The potential is limitless... Never ending... And out of this world. But is it truly possible Torrance new boundaries within our minds. Yes or no, it makes no difference.
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    A New World. I had a meeting not long ago,

    And thought we were alone. But we were joined by several more, Connected on their phone. Before the words could be expressed, They had to answer text. I could only sit and wait, In hopes that I’d be next. So the future lies before us, And cell phones catch the blame. We...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 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 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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    The hour grows late, the words grow

    unguarded and despite the best efforts at remaining within the glow of comfort and orderliness the dark garden beckons Syllables twist in the soil of thought forming aural blossoms in hues of sadness, guilt, confusion, need, a thicket of untended and overgrown human feeling...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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