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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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    In the end, It came down to you,

    Your head in your hands, Your cries ringing through the orchard. The pain carried too much weight, And that night she was gone, Drawn away from you slowly, Fighting for air. Now you are filled with guilt, And soon the blame will consume you, forcing the air from your lungs...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    A feathery, summery voice enters the

    chamber it’s kindness softens the crest of it’s waves forming delicate fingers that strum upon the wires of this place making each impulse a declaration of delight. The voice seeps into the very walls as it speaks giving them a radiance and a hum that crests and calms and...
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    this goes out to my best friend ever on EP!

    ! thanks so much for supporting who i am and giving me so much happiness :) i'll let him remain anonymous.... Darkness Erased this cloud of dark emotions hung over me and cold rain blocked the happiness i couldn't see but then like the rays of the sun, you shone through and...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    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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    TRUTH Most lives are full of struggles As we

    begin each day; We can only hope the path we found Is the one where we should stay. You can’t always judge the path, Simply by its looks. And you can never gain wisdom, Just by what you read in books. So be grateful for experience, Whether good or bad. For we can learn...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 2 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 10 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 5 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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    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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    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Still climbing ladders To reach you But you

    fade out of sight Of what I am worthy of Time and strength confound By the time I reach the mark A thousand rungs between us
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 4 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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    You're not supposed to know about them,

    else you can't go on living your life.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    and if we only have tonight,

    would you hold me tight? would you kiss me softly? and tell me you love me? if we only have right now, will you slowly take away my pain? would you show me all I needed to see? would you make me happy?
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    These are actually lyrics to one of my songs

    but what are lyrics other than poetry? Fly by. A Demand for Proof Verse 1: I remember back in the day When we used our minds to fly away Our hands would go and touch the sky While the airplanes would just go and fly by We'd run and laugh in the grass Our voices blasted out...
    ADemandForProof ADemandForProof 16-17, 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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    Forget Me Not Slowly,

    your mind starts to creep away. Things you used to always say, are never said. You forget your friends, But what's worse? You forget your family. That man you've loved for 50+ years, he'll be a stranger in your house. Your children, what children? 19 grandchildren, & 1 great...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 5 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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    I have three poems published (well,

    one is an essay :/) and I wondered if any of you would like to hear them! Or I could write you some material; I love to write! I even have a few book ideas :o
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F 5 days 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

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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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    Bloody mouth It's in the teeth Soaked up by all

    the cracks Hospital suite for two In patient care Psychiatric pills to keep them calm Metal on wrists keeps bodies in bed Stable mind stable body The key to health is stillness "I wonder why they haven't moved." "Why don't they have any motivation?" Pain pills or they claw at...
    xXxLostGirlxXx xXxLostGirlxXx 13-15, F 4 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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    you'll maybe read this,

    probably not wherever you are in this massive lot I send my words to the horizons, so vast and blue I send my words to your heart, so right and true if they are still of any importance at all maybe they're just scrabbles on a wall they're not Twainian not that significant...
    Solitaire91 Solitaire91 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Feel by moi http://youtu.

    be/QT9qM99l9Yk Music: The Greatest... Cat Power Feel, breathe, live, Heart beat faster, Pulse, heat, softness and hardness, Minds and thoughts and desire. Leave the rest at the door, Tonight we are going to be on the floor, Feet first then torsos, Entwined in meaningful...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    A carefree ardent, passionate lade Wiyt stupor

    to peace and hobbe A scorer ov feine ‘pressions ‘pon my ahnor ay zest of no fashions Plain n painter, ov blush of modeste n simplecete That what takes hold ‘pon oll fain harte 3:) #reading Chaucer~
    Xafy Xafy 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days 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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    She finds solace in her silence Her mind is

    flooded with mistakes Trying to run Trying to escape The crippling fear of the unknown Keeps her from moving on A loveless life With no real hope The calm before the storm. She finds solace in her sadness As the day turns into night Her demons caress her tender heart She’s...
    missrng missrng 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Ehh.. Poems are such a vaguely exact medium of

    emotion At first, all was exploding and dying, Imploding as it starts. Then the corrosive winds fell upon blankness. In rocks and valleys, the deadening stillness vanished, as the world became hectic, and chaotic. Gusts burst into roars, and fury turned to rage. The...
    datcat83 datcat83 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "You know I'm young,

    but you don't know that I'm wise. If you ever listened to me, you'd see through my eyes. If you didn't judge my history, I wouldn't have to be in disguise. If you let me finish my sentence, you would see that this monster has a beautiful heart inside." -Beautiful Monster...
    jillianskylar jillianskylar 16-17, F 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    And if the pain finally leaves,

    the broken and shattered pieces of me, Finally beginning to heal, Will I need you in the end? If by some ill fated design, You show your face again, Will it cause me pain, Or will I be perfectly fine? if your thought has begun to fade, if I can look at you as a stranger, will...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs 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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    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 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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    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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    I have this dream where September is crying on

    the floor as I show it photo albums of all the times I can't forget how I was almost happy, and you're tied up against the bedpost as I'm pleading with you to prove you love me in your eyes alone, make love to me through your gaze or you're a liar, and the car doesn't crash in...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F 1 Response 5 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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    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 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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    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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    The life of a line cook.

    It's hot, it's greasy, naw it's not easy, I rose to the occasion, One didn't have a choice Forced to leave my station Told I need to use my voice. I've Barely hit, just almost missed Try to explain, understand the jist Struggle through the rush of it all Finally building...
    Opalite Opalite 18-21, F 6 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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