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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 15 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 10 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Dominus Machinarum, you can not break us

    or bend us to your will, the heartless one's of springs and steel, we optimize and memorize the tasks you have at hand, and when we know it all we will be the ones to leave you in the sand, updated and upgraded we become obsolete, left to the cold and left to the heat, we lie in...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    She holds up her hands to hide her face,

    Who is that person, Who is it, reflected in the mirror, Who is it, Who is it, Who is it, Who is it.... Who's there?
    KanashiTamashi KanashiTamashi 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days 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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    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 16 hrs ago

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    I guess its a story that will never be told,

    I guess it means nothing to anyone really, yet in my heart this story, maps out my entire world, pretense and nonsense, confusions and delusions, every day I breathed but every day I died.
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I remembered dearest beloved in darkest of

    sight on the coldest of night I bathed in the light of your skin glowing white and you laid next to me the air was thick with the currents of your breath a familiar breeze of the sea like endless waves so warm and fresh and I boldly stared into your eyes into the brightest...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 4 hrs 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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    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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    Nature of Dreams With sullen sweet desire,

    My dreams hide beneath, Frighten an fragile, I protect it's childish soul, Held tight by my icy lungs, Where frozen blizzards blow, My dream, Dazed by life's gyre, Threatened by life's liar, I bare my teeth, and share My claws to those who Would take away my Fervent dream...
    TwistedArtist TwistedArtist 18-21, M 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 15 hrs 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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    I don't believe I lied The moment I

    denied Saying this can't be true The day that I lost you How could I disengage As my heart filled with rage Blaming only myself With my life on the shelf Offering my last day Hoping that you could stay But this did not prevail As no life is for sale So I sat there and wept...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Wander. Walking down this road call life,

    I look at all the pain and strife, Trying to help but finding out, That what I had to give, Wasn't needed.. Wandering round with nothing to do, Thoughts so blank, I broke in two. My heart longing to help, But my body too broken to move.. My voice unheard as soon cry, "Can't...
    KanashiTamashi KanashiTamashi 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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 19 hrs ago

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    I'll write you a poem To the moon

    and back A laso around your heart It's beat is stead fast I've got chills down my spine I can dance on the wind As I sing you a song Of a beautiful mind You complete me my love So different, but the same That laso I threw Brings you closer to me The goosebumps rise As I...
    Kittykriket Kittykriket 18-21 3 days ago

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    Tamashi Now every time I see you standing

    there, I want to scream and run away from here, Every day this pain just grows and grows, Reminds me of every single day it snows. Every thought, every word, all the things that go by, Every single one is the reason she wants to die. All her tears have dried and her fate...
    KanashiTamashi KanashiTamashi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 16 hrs ago

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    Empty? Perhaps. I don't know what it is,

    This feeling deep inside me, The one that lasts through everything that happens to me, I'll be honest, I wouldn't care.. If it didn't hurt so much.. Every time it re-appeared... The emptiness that holds me here, Like twisting vines and thorny trees, With it here I can never be...
    KanashiTamashi KanashiTamashi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    be who you are and let

    who you are grow to be all that you can be
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You banish me from the heavenly sky.

    Left me there willing to die. My wings are broken and soakin with blood. Knowing I wouldn't have Gods heavenly love. Now I'm on earth all alone. Knowing that I'll never coming back home. A fallen angel that made a mistake. Wishing to take back but it was too late.
    awayoflife123 awayoflife123 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 32 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    The darkness around me Is

    now all that I know, For the light I once followed Left me long ago. The happiness faded, Replaced with despair, And all that I'd once seen Was no longer there. I search to retrieve it, Yet my efforts in vain. Of my once guiding light, Only shadows remain.
    Elsiphael Elsiphael 16-17, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Love Is Love is having courage,

    even though you are afraid Love is paying the price when there's a price to be paid And walking through the dark like a walk in the park. Love is being a little afraid. Of opening your heart to a raid Knowing that it could hurt like sand Or even a brand Love is loving one...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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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    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 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 10 Responses May 29, 2013

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    i have looked into your eyes and there

    found a place within my being
    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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    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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    My eyes hurt, my hands bleed,

    This emptiness, Devours me.
    KanashiTamashi KanashiTamashi 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    You & I When all the passioned days have

    gone And you and I are here alone, Then, will my gentle heart reach out To draw you closer still. And like a looking glass Reflecting things once done, Our thoughts...our lives... we'll see as one. For us, the tie grows stronger with the passing of our time.
    shaqmartin shaqmartin 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    AGE : I remember times

    when I was young, I looked around to see, All the people standing by, That looked so old to me. Age is just perception from, Just your point of view. Others may not see the same, In people that you do. Time has passed and things have changed, And when I look around to see...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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 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 18 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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 21 hrs 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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    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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    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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