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    I have published my book of poems on Kindle.

    It is listed at .99 but will be free for 5 days beginning Friday the 17th. I will renew that free offer as long as Amazon allows.The title is “Impressions In The Sand”.I write books because I want to, I write poetry because I have too.For those who do not have a...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 4 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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    Digital reality Warping our mentality Firmly

    open those eyes Become more wise Step away from devices Cease watching the tv This lifetime is priceless We need more unity Digital reality Warping our mentality Are you even real? Do you actually feel? Gazing at your screen Deceit all around A guard let down Are we...
    NatCat84 NatCat84 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As I watch you sleep I feel

    such tenderness I wish I could be a better woman than I ever was As I watch you slumber I daydream My mind gets filled with such bittersweet longings. I ask myself what have I done? Why didn’t I slow our race to your bed? Have I cheated myself of true happiness? Have I...
    Habeshagirl Habeshagirl 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Tell me Tell me something simple,

    Something simple about you, About you I would like to know, To know the secrets of your own, Your own I will hold in place, In place of pieces you've left behind, Left behind the loneliness of your soul. Your soul the darkness reveals, Darkness reveals truth, Reveals truth...
    roserealm roserealm 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I miss you Sands falls in the hour glass As

    twilight dissolves into darkness I remember you You were my light And now I walk into darkness Alone and afraid But I have learned to say goodbye.
    ReclaimerSierra117 ReclaimerSierra117 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days 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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    Why do I love you why do I care

    why do you keep coming in my life it's just not fair why do I lesson why do I believe why can I understand it's just not meant to be
    yalzaga yalzaga 18-21, F 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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    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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    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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    A World Full Of Sin Where were you When i

    longed for your touch Where were you I wanted to give up You should've been there To shelter my heart From this world full of sin Where do i begin She gets beaten And pushed around He gets shoved And kicked to the ground A little life Didn't even get to start A stupid act Of a...
    marshmel marshmel 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days 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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    karisasam karisasam 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Everything hurt. Everything hurt

    so deeply. My heart just crumbling , and the pieces falling onto the floor in hope that he would pick them up. But he didn't. My body so numb, aching for a relief, anything to numb the torture I felt. My hand reaching for the painkillers... Pill by pill until I couldn't feel a...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    these are 3 word sketches from inbetween

    working last night will someone turn the smoldering log add the kindling bring the embers up to fire a history is developed by living in the present not by reliving yesterday dance to unseen joys and sorrows with music from living life spirits...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days 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 11 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    I've come to discover

    that what's wrong with us is the only thing that's right with us.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    They Told Me, Well Tried.

    They told me I take life too seriously, so I made them laugh. They tried to say I had a learning disability, I haven't had a B, in over 5 years, and I take advanced classes. They said I couldn't sing, I play guitar, write my own music, (& sing) and I've been asked if I could be...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am confused, my thoughts crowded of my soul

    being tortured. Each time I sleep, my dreams are filled with blood of the innocence and dammed. My sight clouded with shadows of the past, I don’t know where to turn, and I keep running even though I’m going to a cliff I can not stop and I don’t know who to ask...
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    when its just the two of us me

    and my blade ill.start.with sum tiny ones theyll heal in a day. then ill cut deeper following my veins blood running free selfish as i am thimking of nothing only me me and my razor best friends we are freeing the pain of another day all this depression i cant cope this is why...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 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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    Life Unlimited Born like poetry curious

    and free No fear or shame instilled in me Exploration of smiles and soft laughter Bright lights and naps I wonder what's after Discovering my feet they crawl and walk My mouth unlimited it can actually talk My hands move things more than ever before Wanting to do so much...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 4 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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    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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    Do you rise and thirst

    for flesh and blood or do you dig down deep for all the above?
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    It is one of those dark days when the

    supercilious clouds lose their carefree haughtiness become laden with substance and move ever closer to us as if longing for embrace. An imperious sky relearning humility apologizing for it’s distance as it opens itself up and softly weeps.
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 5 Responses 20 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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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    as the darkness comes the sun surrenders to

    the night. As the shadows descend and chaos rise, let blood be spilt in the streets as demons divide, let the black blood drip and corrupt the living souls of light. Make the poison spread as death demands, let hunters of old be anew in dark, the flames of hell burn...
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M 1 Response 2 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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    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 have a friend named Matt.

    Does he have a cat? I'm not sure about that. But he's named Matt. Matt and I We are silly. He's 28. That's one fate. I'm 11 I'm Adele. What? I fell. I think.
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 3 days 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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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 2 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Disappointment burns,

    it's a bitter feeling, You expect, you get ready, you wait. Suddenly there's nothing left, you thought you were hilling, Maybe it's Murphy, or sweet revenge, maybe just fate.
    JohnDoe8600 JohnDoe8600 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Darkness keeps you whole

    but it's her light that steals your soul.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    Only One I want to be your man,

    And be your only one, I want to make you heart skip, And knees grow weak. I want to be your man, And be your only one, I want to make you dream, And pine away the hours I want to be your man, And be your only one, I want you to wait up late, And send little kisses. I want to...
    manofsolitude manofsolitude 46-50 2 Responses 6 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