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    It’s time to celebrate So bring out the

    bunting Everything’s red, white and blue People line the streets as far as the eye can see Some are sharing a party, Others hope to glimpse the carriage While others just want to hear the music From the biggest party of the century It’s 60 years on the throne The boats...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 3 days 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 21 Responses May 28, 2012

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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 16 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    We’re packing up the camper today Won’t you

    come along with us? Don’t know where we will go Don’t know yet where we will stay Could be this layby or that parking bay One thing that is certain is that the time will be gay We could sit by the sea Supping a cup of tea Or by the motorway Just passing time of day Or even...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Scary Wears Boots Dance in the darkness.

    So alive amid dying light, Embraced by the night, Illuminate with unseen bliss. The earth is your canvas. Scary, yet I’ve no fear. From afar I see slow dancing: On haunted soil, frolicking In ragged dress with messy hair, Awkward steps oh, so dear. Remove your cozy boots...
    MidnightScribe MidnightScribe 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Fairy Roll Call Faries,

    fairies, everywhere Some with flowers in their hair Some don't wear no underwear The sun shines on all heinie's bare Pixies, pixies, laugh and play They sleep all night and dance all day At sunrise they get underway All day it's pixies in ballet Dwarves, dwarves, are...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 13 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 9, 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 30 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    last one, really... Wintered Heart Winter

    beckons outside my window Tapping with a glimpse of sunlight. Promising warming rays Warmer days... ...I remember when first my heart skipped And I would race out the door With renewed anticipation Only to find Familiar bitterness. Wind burned heart Numb from...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 3 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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    Was It Ever This Simple?

    Spin the bottle Kiss the girl What a concept Rock her world Lean toward her Lick my lips Is my breath fresh? I breathe in sips Shut my eyes But sneak a peek Oh the treasure, The joy I seek Moving closer I can't breathe If it's awful Will she leave? Not too...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 13 hrs 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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    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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    I hope I'm not sharing too much.

    let me know if I am.. She wore her day with a smile It was nothing for her to stop And help someone smell the roses Finding peace in imperfection Drops of help in small doses She carried out daily duties Drawing strength from above Fought through the afflictions...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A life lead by an unwritten word.

    This one word holds power over you, yet you know nothing of how it's spelled or even what it may refer to. All you know is how it feels. It's something you can never know, yet something you already do. You live this way, always longing for something you know you cannot have. You...
    KaiViolet KaiViolet 22-25, M 19 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 4 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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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 16 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    I sit on this perch, majestic

    and proud. The brilliance of my plumage, brilliant and loud. My elegant crimson tail slightly swaying in my cage of gold. Such elegance, such grace. Like the queens of old. But then the heat spreads from my tail to my golden head. Puff, I burst into the ashes I have been taught...
    DesiredNightmare DesiredNightmare 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    The Touch Where the tears fall

    and the darkness is within The sadness brings to bear the emotions of things The numbing isolation that lack of touch brings The incomparable sadness, the cool Calm quiet of dreams Deceived within the Devils hands Parting like sheep from the herd The aching surging and the...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Feel like dead When you find you got no

    soul And you are been laid down in a 6ft hole When you body starts to fade away And your memories are the things that stays You feel like a dead, a true dead But when you are alive and find no one cares You want someone, but can't find to share When your heart longs for hope to...
    uniqueguy91 uniqueguy91 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just when I think it's mended I have to dodge

    another shot Mucking up all my practice And by now I think you'd know The danger in your words Poison-tipped rounds Aimed at the wrong heart What is it you want from me? Or don't you even know? I dumped every drop I had left Spilling it on the ground The daily wonders...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    The last season’s finished The final pot is

    on board The crab’s in And the money rests in my pocket The sun goes down on the end of an era For next year I won’t be here I’m going on to pastures new I’ll be watching my boys as they do The job I’ve done for many years I hope that the advice I’ve given Was...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 3 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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    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 8 Responses May 29, 2013

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    thunder rages inside the calm trying hard to be

    a mom bipolar mind schizo thoughts racing words and she's caught insiders come hide her away push her aside while they play
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is one of my favorite songs.

    When I listen to it. I think about her. I remember the two nights I had with her. What they meant to me.When the dark wood fell before meAnd all the paths were overgrownWhen the priests of pride say there is no other wayI tilled the sorrows of stoneI did not believe because I...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Smoldering fire of hearts desire Compassion

    overwhelming Longing for release Dancing beneath a winters moon Words are meaningless Tonight I see the truth The holes in the hopes The never audible yes Only attracted to the ropes Another of life's sick tests Injustice, it settles Just like mist from a rain on a hot muggy...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 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 32 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    Fairy Advice If fairies flit around your ear

    And whisper words, then disappear Can you say you truly hear I simply do not know Their words are soft and oh so sweet Like candy for your ears; a treat I hear they make your life complete With advice as they go I think a fairy came to me And whispered words to set me...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M 13 hrs 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 30 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    In the tattered shards of lasting embrace I

    feel the nick of you lingering cool as winter's solstice, feel the nick of you like a dagger cold upon the intangible grace of my skin. such a sin it was to love you. And when I am at last ushered into the chambers of sleep, when I am blanketed in that dark array of...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I still love you you give me butterflies

    when I see you you get me I enjoy our friendship I can't see my life with out you. . your family you make me happy hearing your handsome voice hugging you close your lips so sweet your touch on my back makes me smile.
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, 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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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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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    Secret In my head Lives a Secret I cannot

    speak it For it has no words In my head Lives a Secret I cannot show you it For it has no form In my head Is an empty aching space Where I invite Invisible Untouchable Unspeakable Secrets The story of my life Open Given Willingly Naively Painfully Hopefully? The Secret in...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Poignancy Of Love The majestic beauty of

    this enchanted place stands pale in its comparison to thee crested in a night of armor a simple wanderer of the truth in a deathly place for love's fallacies I wander the distance finding myself here this place collapses against time itself rearing back against its own...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 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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    Past realisation revisited by moi Music by

    Keith Kenniff - Portraits Pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjSvdadBoGA Waking up, cold frosty morning Sun peaking beyond the lid of cloud, Golden orange glow, breathe, It’s so much harder today than before. Coffee, motorway, cars all aligned in a row. Coming up for air...
    Yeronlyman Yeronlyman 41-45, M 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 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    She stood still in the dark,

    listening silently, restlessly, the echoes of her hear beat that made her capable of living again. She sat against the hard wooden floor - her body stiffed against the concrete wall- she knew it wasn't the end yet. Every emotions that went through her heart, she understood it...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The only thing better

    than being a poet is to be a muse... Spring's Muse~ You paint meadows Filling my senses Warming me With your love Gentle breeze Sings a love song I would wait For you to return Year after year As I bask in your touch And I remember the moment Something stirs inside And I smile...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    As father's Day approaches I was inspired to

    write this. MY DAD Sometimes occasions come our way, Inspiring memories good and bad. The occasion that is now close at hand, Brings me memories of my dad. The things he taught me have stayed in place, And have become a map for me to tread. As he told me about the things in...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 17 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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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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