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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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    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

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    Porcelain Moon Smooth my scabbed back,

    And peel my pale shoulder blades. My tongue is a field filled with lies, Waiting to split me open and rot my beating heart, Shelter me I beg, In the velvet of your palms, Cooling my wretched scars. Every time we ****** nothing would heal and nothing would grow, lost in forest...
    TwistedArtist TwistedArtist 18-21, M 4 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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    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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    The sky is dark and hazy.

    ..the rain comes falling down . As my teardrops hit my pillow, they slowly sink and drown. The lightening streaks the sky...casting shadows from above, the pain inside my heart, tears apart this dying love. The thunder rocks and roars, sending shivers down my spine... blood drips...
    xXSuicideSarahXx xXSuicideSarahXx 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 were inhumed suspended in space surrounded

    by murky, fertile soil the nursery for a growth that was at once a flowering garden a verdant forest a steaming jungle but always the contours conformed to your shape. A shell of beauty, life and lust. While it grew you directed it, drove it Used its fragrant petals to entice...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Not Sugarcoated You talk some pretty good

    smack You say you are my friend but you never have my back Rude harsh and to the point is just part of your act You pick away my flaws and then you attack I'm not so damn perfect myself But you have never walked in my shoes You think you are about something, but I have some...
    justjim2u justjim2u 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    Your name is drama.. Yet you are clueless to

    the autonym. It bemuses me.. Doesn't amuse me. I find it mundane.. Are you do vane to think that my world should revolve around you? I might offend because you can't comprehend in that small mind that I actually just don't care. I just think some peeps are pathetic...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Why I Use She is mine All mine My heroine My

    heroin Something worth so much Priceless... Her touch Something worth so much Her touch That which I have yet to feel Yet I feel her love I feel So much... Love As you are mine, I am yours Like faded pieces of stained glass We are joined in holy matrimony Wholly yours And to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M 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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    i gather up each sound you left behind and

    stretch them on our bed. each night, I breathe you in, and I become high.
    wordful wordful 18-21, F 21 hrs 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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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 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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    And all I seem to think of is you,

    and you're breaking your promises, and sorry is all I can think, and all I need is to hear your voice again
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 21 hrs 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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    Pretty Little Narcist See your reflection in

    that lake, that you admire so well That pretty little face is a reflection from hell Get over yourself, Its not about you This damn big lake has other fish too You are very pretty, this I can say But like the other fish, just swim away Out of my life is a place for you You will...
    justjim2u justjim2u 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Reality by moi Conjuring up reality Beyond the

    senses, Seeing patterns in chaos Rather than chaos in patterns, Seeing status and purpose Beyond butterfly flight. Utter madness Under any other jurisdiction, Where majority does not rule. Magic, Bent all out of shape? Thinking of a square, But being a circle While living...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    MY FATHER’S HANDS My father’s hands,

    were strong and firm, But also rough as well. He used them for the work he did, And you could always tell. You could see the calluses, And all the scars and pain. On his shirt you could also see, Where blood had left a stain. His work was hard and took its toll, He knew...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 3 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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    "Grow!" you said happily

    as you planted me in the earth. "Grow!'" you said dutifully as you watered my roots. "Grow!" you demanded as you stood over me, blocking the sunlight. "Grow!" you said angrily as you walked past me to focus your attention elsewhere. "Grow!" you said mournfully as I withered...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just reconnected with a friend on here

    who always told me I should write a song, well I haven't done that haha, but I have written a few poems, and I would like to share one with you guys. This poem is quite obvious on the subject, and it's really personal, I've recently told my friends about my heartbreak even...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 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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    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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    Let It All Go by Josephwrites (2011) Words

    Unspoken Bring hearts broken Unwilling to give Not sure how to live Turn fast away And your heart you’ll betray Such bountiful treasure Once yours lost forever But try just to view What’s inside of you And never you mind Imperfections you find Then let it all go Your...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    “Play something”,

    you said looking anywhere but eye to eye feigning a casualness to the request. The truth was it wasn’t casual The quiet seemed almost to make the walls fall away Giving too much running room to fears about ourselves grown large and feral and rageful at their entrapment...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response 4 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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    MORNING THOUGHTS I woke up early

    once again, The dreams had been too deep. The darkness surrounds me like a glove. The sun was still asleep. The morning air was damp and cool. The grass was wet with dew. I sat and drank my morning Joe, But my thoughts were those of you. This time of day is always quiet...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 need a magic spell To turn my heart to

    stone Then it can be removed And in the ocean thrown I need a magic spell To weave into my soul Wrapping it in thread Making it feel whole I need a magic spell To whisper in my ear And tell me all the beautiful words My body longs to hear I need a magic spell To freeze my...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days 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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    Poetry is how we say to the world,

    and to each other, "I am here." I talk about poetry as a way to document the world and our common experiences, to say what needs to be said in a direct, powerful and beautiful way.
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hi there spoon "Who are they there?

    " spoon says. Why those are forks, Stay away from them spoon. Spoon ignores his spoon friend, He walks over to talk. "Hey spoon, we dont want you here." Says a fork with a bend. A shy fork girl sneaks a wink She waves her hand to him As spoon walks away. All spoon can do is...
    IsoLonely IsoLonely 16-17, M 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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    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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    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 8 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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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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    Roses are red, Violets are blue,

    Will you please Show me your b**bs? Lol
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 2 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 18 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    Albatross by moi http://youtu.

    be/-EiWnyHrXN8 Undefined, floating ship at sea Rising to the west, Contours exponentially curved Nirvana in the glow before night, Long shadows, headlands, Shades of grey and charcoal black, Drown in fading light, Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight. There, alone by...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 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...