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    A World I Never Knew

    Running in a world of white mist Nothing but the dirt trail ahead The cold bites my bones and I clench my fists I should've stayed in bed This world consumes me Clouds curl around my feet Impossible to escape as it rises to my knees The fresh air smells ever...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Shine some of your light on my canvas Combined

    with mine, it is brilliant Hard to look at; yet almost impossible To avert your eyes The colors sensational Vivid images exploding Like a star being born Let your thoughts collide with mine Into the walls around us The ensuing echoes singing A song that brings joy to me...
    OwningDali OwningDali 36-40 8 hrs ago

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    My child do not mistake the way his hungry eyes

    feast upon your flesh as a message from his soul professing love to you. Do not mistake his eagerness to be with you when the moonlight outshines the neon vacancy sign as an act of romance. Do not mistake the hands caressing the places of your body you've invited him to...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs 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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    Pattern recognition by moi Maamturk Mountains,

    Galway, Ireland Amongst the chaos, The butterfly path or The erratic form of waves Cresting upon a watery canvas, Patterns emerge. Sequence. A lighthouse illuminating a fog, Seconds count... Repeat. The nose of a ship pushing Through the foam. The undulating roll of the...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For a crush... :) Secret I want to whisper

    you to become my greatest secret the one I will be longing to spit out with every chance and if you succumb to this selfish request, by any chance, you'll be the only secret I will allow my self to tell to yell on the top of my lungs and be a bragging ***** about it to show my...
    EmmaRin EmmaRin 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    This overwhelming comfortable numbness.

    .. From love and drugs for me I can't tell the difference it's the exact same comforting... Makes you see the whole world for what it is, of pain and agoney and broken promises and suffering But blocks out the reqrieum of my dreams And helps you see that nothing is ever what it...
    JustBeYourSelff JustBeYourSelff 22-25, M 51 mins ago

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    Jump right in... On stage,

    my room, my highway to freedom and soullllll. Ow! Let me hear it again baby! One more hit, one more time, One Two Three F-f-f-f-four! Hit it! Good evening my passengers, you may call me your God for the evening. Your slinky, lean, overtly s-exual rock God. Are you ready...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    YOU'RE all that I ever need Your heart beats

    right thru me I can feel your pulse in me When ever I'm with you. You make me wanna sing a song All day night and all day long This smile that you give me Is all I could ever ask for. Talk with me how you feel inside How you really think What you really want What you...
    kittiekriket kittiekriket 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sorry for loving YOU Every time I think about

    you Angers seeps from my heart Remembering the moment I entered the room and see you The attraction was mutual I guess I was wrong Sorry for loving you You see I realised you weren't kind cuz you wasn't all that everyone seemed to admire I see you realised I was a good...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Time ticks by too quickly

    for me Makes me stop and think But sometimes it doesn't go by fast enough Especially when things are getting rough If you only knew What I go through Then maybe you can understand But maybe all of this is part of a bigger plan Just hold on one day longer All of this...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'll ride the sky If you give me the winds I'll

    scale the earth If you move the mountains I'll scout the oceans If you light the path I'll take your hand If you hold my heart Ill give you my self If you agree to stay I'll tell you the truth I'm as honest as can be You'll be loyal to me If I'll stay by your side I'll be...
    kittiekriket kittiekriket 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 12 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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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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    Connecting the dots by moi Excuses.

    Reasons. Talking in circles. Broca's marathon Of fantastical theory of why, Invention after the facts, We connect the dots To make sense of what really are Random events. Placebo. But labelled effective, Due to seemingly therapeutic effects, Sunny spells and scattered showers...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs 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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    Better Choices 2-26-2015 I?

    m kinda freaking out right now Because I don?t know who?s in my house I?m seeing and hearing all these negative things And I?ve BEEN wanting him out You don?t love me, you don?t care I?m not in your future You remaining in my home Is pure torture Admit it, this isn?t working...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wrote this poem in honor of Leonard Nimoy's

    passing, may he rest in peace. For those who may not know who that is, he played Spock in Star Trek. There was a man He told me to be logical And so I studied There was a man He showed me what it means to be selfless And so I did my best to be like him There was a man he...
    LearningHearts LearningHearts 16-17, F 3 days 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 33 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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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 16 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Love and economics by moi Who would have

    thought it possible To mix the polarised opposites Of two completely separate concepts, Colour clashing Intuitively conflicted... But work with me here. It's not such a crazy idea, Psychology and mathematics Herd instinct. Storage of energy, of goodwill, Of compromise, of love...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 7 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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    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 18 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Who edits you? Or do you edit yourself?

    Do they enhance you? Do they diminish you? Do they improve you? Do they suppress you? Do they help you become a better version of yourself? As we relax into each other, we are finding a new beauty. Finding that giving each other more freedom makes the world a more...
    OwningDali OwningDali 36-40 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm the one you rejected I'm the human being

    you ignored I'm the outcast you dehumanized I'm the college student you want no part of I'm the loner who you forgot about I'm the phoenix that always rises from the ashes I'm the lone wolf that never needed a pack I'm the prototype that defeated the stereotype I'm the black...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 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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    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 1 Response Jul 14, 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 10 Responses May 29, 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 17 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    The sun that's shining on me Is the same sun

    shining on you. The moon that's smiling at me Is the same moon that's smiling at you. We breathe the same air. We drink the same water. Let's get up and walk again Let's keep up strength and maintain progress. It's not alright But it's ok :-) Because we think we can...
    5465zen 5465zen 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The doctor couldn't even find what was wrong

    on the ultrasound - they just said that my heart beats twice when it pounds - that means they can feel your heart beat even when you're not around
    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Why do we even fuss and fight?

    We don't have a reason or a right It breaks my heart to it's core Our egos tryin to settle some score I say this and you say that Why battle ..when we can in fact.. Be peaceful with one another And be simply kind to each other Take my hand ..let us walk if you will Breath in...
    NatCat84 NatCat84 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 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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    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 10 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 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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    I have read at many poetry readings

    and have published a book of poems in the last year... I still fear sharing my work with people. Whether they will hate it, or steal it, or not understand it... So we'll see. I hope to share something at least.
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19 16-17, F 1 Response 3 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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    When it comes to love I’m fairly new But

    there is no one else i want Besides you I love the little thing You’d do to make me smile I was scared to love again Although it had been a while You’d kiss my cheeks And make me blush You’d call my beautiful And I’d say hush You made my world of darkness Shine so...
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Where were you when I couldn't hear silence?

    A friend you never were to me I regret giving you the attention you NEVER deserved I gave to you what I can't give to myself Memories fade away, I want to forget it No, Alzheimer's I'm not welcoming you Hopeless I remain, faceless I have became A lack of identity remains...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 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 17 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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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    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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    If I see love walk by me I'll run from it's

    future grasp I don't want no love I ain't got the time for that If love try to talk to me I'll look the other way I don't want no love I ain't got the time for that If love plays my favorite song I'll just laugh and move on I don't want no love I...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Good night people Good night fish Good night

    side walk Good night dreams wish Good night prayers Good stars Good night forest Good night yards Good night TV Good night walls Good night monsters Scratching on the floors.
    kittiekriket kittiekriket 18-21, F 3 Responses 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...
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