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    'The Leaf'. There was a leaf

    so green and soft, its ends were covered with tiny little holes where bugs had been feeding upon them. But it's beauty was still present. I It's lax body was so fine it made the world even more glistening beautiful with its alluring shape. This leaf was something else. What...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This is something I wrote a little

    while ago. The backstory is that I've been abused and that lead to depression, self harm, suck dal tendencies, etc. someone was bullying me pretty bad one night and i wrote a poem about it. It's better if you read it more as rhyming story than a poem, idk if that helps. Open to...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    The Night arrived room,

    The flame lit up the glistening blade. Her towel fell from her body, on the ground it laid. A drop of moisture from her hair, curved her upwards chest. The breeze crept through the window, stood up the focus of her breast. She embraced the blade in her hand, lyed on the silk...
    Rosaleenamor Rosaleenamor 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    A reflection of the church glass designs the

    glass for it's immenent translucent appearance, light withholding everything bound into a pool of water, a breeze of crisp october air as she gazes into the forest of brown and golden hues, making for what was since then a pass time, something noted to be of a common occurance...
    KaiViolet KaiViolet 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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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    Deep in a quiet forest glade A fairy circle

    stands Mushrooms in a perfect ring Where the fairies go to make plans Queen Larkspur called for a meeting To plan the summer's end fest Her advisors came from miles around She only called the best The gathering was at midnight Under a crystal starry sky Sentries were...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 23 hrs ago

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    Guardian Protector: The Angel

    Your armor shines and glistens upon the sun Your helmet glows brilliant gold and silver Your face illuminates the radiance of love Your eyes delve deep into the world and universe Crisis and desire conflict in one spectacle Damnation upon you and I forfeit our lives Your halo and...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 15 Responses May 11, 2013

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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 18 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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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 9 Responses May 29, 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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    The sun sets for the day Night fall brings

    peace to me Put my head down to lay Music on to set me free Close my eyes to rest Let my mind drift away Go off to a place I know best Twinkles in the sky to stay Some where filled with sweets and delight Passion run through like a river Warm kisses all through the night Tender...
    Bri50 Bri50 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    The Winds Of Time

    The winds of time erode away The memories of our past, Leaving us with shadowy thoughts That disappear too fast. And so we cling with all our might And try to hold them near, All the things for which we care, And those that we hold dear. No matter how much we try to cling...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    My professor asked us to write a terrible poem

    as an exercise to learn about how NOT to write. Gimme your thoughts on this. It's either really terrible, or actually kind of entertaining. "I'm on fire" Jehovah, it was hot as lava! If Zeus were a taste tester, He'd wash that pepper down, With a refreshing Starbucks java...
    MediPhil MediPhil 22-25, M 3 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 19 Responses Dec 19, 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

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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 10 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    I look in the mirror at an unknown face Worn,

    aged, features seem out of place How in Hell did such a young heart Get trapped in the body of this old fart? I can’t be that old. Life has passed me by? What happened to me? Where did the time fly? Youth sees old, wrinkled and greyed Appearances count, of that I’m afraid...
    Bri50 Bri50 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Butterflies sing lovely songs not heard by

    human ears. And bumblebees are in a rush, they have no time for tears. Down by the brook a meadowlark strikes up a happy tune. The sun is low a ere long will make way for the moon. The deer are in the meadow, a family with two fawns. The squirrels are barking from the trees...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Love me or hate me Praise me

    or curse me Support me or detest me Embrace me or abandon me I will still be me
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    No matter how far apart it was

    for you and I We always made sure that we would see the same night sky We would look up above, staring into the twilight Believing that together our future was so bright But suddenly oneday we had lost sight of our love As we refused to stop so we could glance up above We...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    We live through fleeting moments And fickle

    motions Led towards periodic obsessions Leading to nowheres And stranger nobodies When misgivings are taken for truths Without realizing the clever sleuths Ghosts slip under the phone booths For a call that rings and never ends Like congealed clouds of conflicting vapor...
    MalumGreal MalumGreal 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Watch out for those flowers

    that cry to the sun for drowning rain.
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 1 day ago

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    Alone Imagine yourself Alone in your

    head You're hanging, dangling From a small silver thread. Empty, alone With the monsters within Internally screaming You just want to give in. Now imagine that's you Every day, every hour Forever sinking Like a wilting flower. You try to tell your dad And you try to tell your...
    Mallexx Mallexx 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I saw a fairy by the wall I ran with joyous

    cry But when I reached the magic spot It was a yellow butterfly I saw a pixie by the creek I slipped right down the road I sprang out with a shout "AHA!" I surprised a big brown toad I spied a gnome among the flowers I looked the other way When I turned with my camera...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 1 day 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 46-50, F 31 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    "Paths" everyone has their own path,

    just because its not in sync with mines doesn't make it any less legit. i just wish you'd at least took the time and have walked with me for just a bit. i wouldn't of promised you anything more than a sunrise vibrantly lit. your hand in mines and a sunrise vibrantly lit. a new...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses 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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    When day turns to night All you feel is

    blight Nothing left of joy, only pain in sight Your soul feels so old And your heart's been sold The pain that's within, destroys even gold Feel a slave to fate All you do is wait And anything good, simply comes too late There's a beast within It's your only kin In this cold...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 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 11 Responses Jun 23, 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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    The reflected eyes scowl back As I search

    inside my mind Thro the cracked looking glass I see an unfamiliar inmate And a readiness for defeat A face that’s plain and crass I am spellbound as I listen To the words of bitter angst Spat out by my reflection I struggle to turn my head From the patronising glare Which...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 50 mins 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 36 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    In a moment of weakness I remember the

    sadness The happy moments we had And yet it all went so bad Yet the joyous smile soon fades It's replaced by cutting blades Wishing for what could have been There's too much conflict within It's a normal reaction In moments of distraction But I know that this sadness Has become...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 day 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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    We all die for someone everyday

    but also we breathe for another every second.
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 21 hrs ago

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    Losing myself never was

    so easy, Until I lost you It's not your fault, but it was mine I pushed you too far away Heard that I went off the deep end You could say I took the dive But I did anything I ever could to get you off my mind. Do I regret it? No I love to feel the rush Every single high I got...
    xxKallicazamxx xxKallicazamxx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day 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 18 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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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 16-17, M 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    My wickedness laments The sylph

    and her aery step; Her chaste glow I cannot know, For I must turn from my fancy.
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The big night had finally arrived Every parent

    in town was right there It was the school's annual occasion The Kindergarten Mother Goose Fair Ms. Periwinkle had schooled her students To stand up straight and speak out loud They'd each memorized a verse or two To make their teacher proud The first to take the stage...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 23 hrs ago

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    In every human's garden Among the flowers

    hearty An unseen fairy circle Is home to magic parties Where Unicorns dance in moonlight While Pixies play on lutes The Fairy Queen sits on her throne Fashioned from flower roots Nymphs in next to nothing But flowers in their hair Dance into the circle Then spin...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Tracing your delicate features in sienna of

    tears and heart over canvas of wonder A caravan of memories travel the roads of my tired mind then pause when you smile before rolling again I perceive your image dancing behind the noisy dust and tumble of its rhythm When it passes you are gone And my canvas is nothing...
    Lovefetishes Lovefetishes 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Searching for something

    that may never be known, mental disturbance turns a heart back to stone. Create memories alone in your head, holding you hostage as you lay in your bed. Fits of despair have blinded your sight, awaken to find you are losing the fight. Rays of sunlight lead the way, hurts from...
    fagit329 fagit329 16-17, F 1 day 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 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 8 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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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    The Broken Spirit

    The girl that died of a heartache passed me in the night whispering memories of youI stood to frightened to move for fear my eyes cast a lightand the darkness she drew like a cape around her shoulders.Her tears fell like jewels on the crushed lovers rulesthat you broke to bring...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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 29 Responses Jan 9, 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 14 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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