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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 18 Responses Jun 18

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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

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    How to Approach an Attractive Sentence Hey

    baby! Check out my strong verbs! Dig my quotation marks, they're loaded with detailed jargon. Say, you have some great exclamation points, Can I be your indirect object? You may accuse me of using crude superlatives, suffice it to say, My language is unbiased and suitable for...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've viewed your garden.

    .. yearned for it's sweet fruit and open blossom... watched you walk in beauty... lay with you in naked passion as the soft unfiltered light caressed, and kissed the rising of your breasts, and with every sigh my passion swelled as I sought your comfort in a dream... I've...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 19 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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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    Hey! There's a great poetry sharing website

    called www.poetfreak.com just saying :)
    emslife emslife 16-17, F 5 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 22 Responses May 28, 2012

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    Today I had a funeral For a past life.

    Her nails painted pink, Eyes rusted shut. They say the distance killed her. The coroner had a hard time identifying her. Her heart had grown too swollen then dried too quick. I wish I had told her at the time that happiness doesn’t last. But instead she went...
    emslife emslife 16-17, F 14 hrs 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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    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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    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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    THE RIGHT PATH: (c) 2015 Edward York I have

    heard the sounds of laughter, And seen the flow of tears. I have felt the comfort of understanding, That comes from many years. Sometimes it takes a journey, For understanding to be found. And to know the path that is meant for us, To keep us planted on the ground. Our life...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses 4 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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    Keepsake byy J.Chan Unspoken words of

    wisdom to me he speaks The gentleness of his solitude reality bequeathes Grief and contentment in his hands lie Transparencies of love lost barefaced in his eyes Unyeilding strength he lends in veiled moonlit glow and ardent adjurations melt slowly in his snow In passing my...
    Fated2be Fated2be 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Nocturnal Oath. May wraiths infect my dreams,

    That I may experience their deaths Over, and over, until mine eyes awaken For though i may sleep, I shall know no rest For ever, and ever... Let your vengeance course through me Thy rage inflict weeping sores upon the soul That i may live once more, And in light of day, devour...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 10 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 10 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Frostbite You see me

    as the enemy and shut me down Your words are bombs Insults exploding inside my heart I hear the crash over and over again Ages after the devastation You close the door in my face You see me as an invader and the enemy You see me as the root of all evil You seek to destroy me...
    ConfusedWife318 ConfusedWife318 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day 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 8 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Tear Stained Here we are standing In the

    pouring rain Dressed in black Our shirts tear stained On looking a hurtful sight Watching you go down How is it so hard to believe This is it, its the end of your round As you get lower The boys start to shout Slapping their chests Stamping their feet on the ground Chanting the...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Grim Reaper Grim took her late one

    night Silent without a sound But you see Grim he wasn't found Grim is a man Made of skulls and bones He does his work On his own Touching a person Taking him with him To that place Where they make a decision Heaven or hell Don't dwell Go straight up Never go down Grim takes away...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Burning inside, an urge to create,

    Coldness strikes, a vicious debate. Judgmental world, of past no more, Dying perspective, losing allure. Trouble sleeping, painful awake, Desiring more, make no mistake. Twisted path to journey's end, Skeletons closet, makes no amends. Passion for living, questioning dead...
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 4 days 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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    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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    Breaking point I am not invincible Though I

    thought I was Turns out I have a breaking point I guess everyone does Hers is the stress Of pleasing everyone His is the pain Of loosing a loved one Mine is different It doesn't seem right But mine is myself It's pretty Black and white I am broken down There's...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    June 2015 You've got me thinking

    that I'm going insane That what I say is crazy, wrong, and in vain I never meant to offend you, but thought I would be weak To see the signs in front of me, yet turn the other cheek And when I spoke, and I could tell the war I waged would not end well I apologized and I began to...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 day 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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    I loathe your slinking presence That slithers

    back into my dreams. Like an unwanted ghost Haunting my nights Haunting my dreams. You use others to do your bidding. With promises of love and affection. They say you miss me But I know that's not true, Because when I needed you most You withdrew. I no longer desire your...
    txasbf txasbf 36-40, F 5 days ago

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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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    PATIENCE He asked why I'm always apologizing.

    For dropping a plate, for missing his call for everything, for anything; things big and things small. "I'm sorry," I say, and the word hits him like a train. He makes to move towards me, I make to move away. I know he must get tired, always having to soothe this fright. you...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    THE GIFT OF TIME(c) 2015 Edward YorkThe little

    hands I held today,Brought to my face a smile.And any troubles I may have had,Left me for a while.Even though you are short right now,In emotions you are tall.Possessing a great big growing heart,In a body that is small.I watched you try to make a choice,As your mind began to...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 2 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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    Heart why are you so treacherous?

    I thought I knew you better Spending a life time together. Only to come and realize You are a stranger to me. Have you learned nothing? You're in dark, turbulent waters now. Not knowing which star to follow The Northern Star had guided you To safer and calm seas. You took...
    txasbf txasbf 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    She corners me Then whispers me her poetic

    verses laced with love And although Id always find her art appealing I can't be with her This thing that she wants will never be enough She doesn't believe me when I say I'm no longer good for her I love her still And I always will But I'm not willing too go down that road...
    Brideofchucky Brideofchucky 22-25, F 6 mins 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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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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 19 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Do you really think I couldn't see right

    through your fake facade? You made us both like equals, we are both just as flawed. Did you think I couldn't hear you right through your many lies? I know what you are made of, I can see through your disguise. You tried to be such a badass with a good guy side. But I didn't...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    Not Afraid.

    Do not be afraid of life,the pain,the peril and the strife.Do not shrink with fear and dread from the things that lie ahead. Do not be afraid to try-for no goal can be too high.You may fail but don't complain,you can always try again. Do not be afraid to speak,to adventure and to...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 9 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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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 10 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    You have ears and yet you are deaf.

    You have eyes and yet you are blind. Past is past Yet you look behind. You love yet you tear Stop breaking my mind. History is studied so it wont be repeated Yet you choose to forget i end up depleted. My lungs are dying from the screams you choose not to hear. Or rather...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    Tanha hai har saans me ye dua me bhi nhi hai

    ab bebasi me ek chehra hai dhundla sa dhundhu mai tujhe na ab.. tune jou kabhi na chaha man se... wou na gayaa.. hua kya abhi... ab is pal mujhko dard se bhari.. meri khushiyann...
    riti2190 riti2190 22-25, F 3 days ago

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