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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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    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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    CRAYON ON THE WALL (c) 2015 by Edward York My

    memories never fail to flow, Back to when you were small; To toys scattered on the floor, And crayon on the wall. I remembered all the questions asked, On trips with just us two, Like why is the water wet, And why the sky is blue. Those times we had were simple times, Your...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    espheixn I can't say what I want,

    much to my dismay, still talking and taking things, farther and farther away losing focus again, like times from the past, they never end I can't imagine what I'm doing so far my attention, that which I am losing still struggling to believe sure enough to breathe I can't...
    Nearth179 Nearth179 22-25 2 days ago

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT (c) Edward York I sometimes

    write down words, Just to make you think. I create a feast meant for your mind, And invite you for a drink. The words I write aren’t always deep, And neither are they always right. Sometimes they are just written down, To bring obscure things to light. It is easy to become...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 am the one, that we all are.

    A shining product of a fallen star. Not to be mistaken as the one we seek, A reflection of him, that tends the weak. Brought to see with Omniscient power. Activation within, the lotus flower. Peace of mind, and piece of it all. Piece of Universe, Never to fall.
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 1 day 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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    UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION Living with

    depression is not an easy thing going thru each day not knowing what it may bring. It's not as easy as you may think to wash it all straight down the sink. I have ups and downs, but I still do try but when I mess up, you scold and I cry. With depression you can be happy or sad...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sleepless by: Rob Paquin Up

    before the sun Another sleepless night Another day begun Another chance to get it right Another day of living Another thing that could go wrong Another sin to be forgiven Another place I don't belong And as the sun shall slowly travel Across my clearest skies I watch...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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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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    The present Should I run into Your welcoming

    arms? My love Swiftly moving your way Away from a bright and stormy past Where Only the mystery of future lies ahead Beside the quiet stream I sit near Small birds sing soothing melodies Daylight has long gone The moon's shining gaze hopefully and anxiously finds me As if I...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days 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

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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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    Once upon a time Is just a beginning to a fairy

    tale A fairy tale that will decline and incline A fairy tale is just an ugly creature behind a hideous face A beautiful meaning A beautiful story The tale will only end when the mistress is safe Safe in a strangers arms who she was destined to love Why should the story stop...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    One Of A Kind That little sucker touched my

    heart Pulled my sad strings And played me like a harp Showed me his bad side Let the demon come He showed me his pet They played all night long Its a time i wont forget Strummed my tears Made them run wild All night he danced Just like a child The soul surfing free loader Wants...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    PRECIOUS PEOPLE Once in a

    while we all lose our mind eyes shadowed over, temporarily blind. The world looking confusing, people unkind but you'll always have those who wont leave you behind. They are by your side and have your hand as you're confused and unbalanced, they help you stand having them near...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    MY DAY STARTED (c) 2015 by Edward York I sat

    and held my coffee cup, The day had just begun. The morning battled to take control, As the clouds still blocked the sun. Orange and crimson were everywhere, As the yellow ray peeked through. The day was almost finally here, And I had lots to do. This was the time I cherished...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 4 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 10 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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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 5 Responses Apr 2

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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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    by: Rob Paquin Long dark locks Bewitching

    eyes Your beauty; Like the dawn A timeless clock An eternal sunrise Your visage drives me on Elegance of tone Symmetry in motion Your grace so undefined Upon a throne In my heart's devotion My feelings are now enshrined Within my silence And my averted glance The...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 19 hrs ago

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    I sit on my bridge, watching waters pass under.

    I dream of boats floating by, unable to make it back up. I can see you from here, watching deep currents pulling you under, unable to make it back up. I can't hear your apologies from here, but I have heard them before. I sit on my bridge, watching waters of who I thought you...
    timeout4me timeout4me 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    On nights like these,

    alone with only my thoughts, my past returns I can barely keep the voices at bay, they will not be silenced, nor will they tolerate being ignored A dozen voices whispering in the night, in an unending unison of judgement, "you cannot be love" So many chances, and an equal...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 days 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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    Time is the healer of a bleeding heart,

    Love is the thing that keeps it from falling apart, The mind is an intelligent tool Without it a man is no more then a ignorant fool, I grow to strive and teach my brain, Days get hard and it can be quite a pain, However I never wish to be plain, My soul is impure by...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M 2 days 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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    Entanglement (pt.2 fragments) Love is nothing

    but Lust and Flesh not but Dust and if you ask me what I am I'll tell you I'm lost. This crumbs are not enough for me to find my way home; I wonder if I've ever had one.
    Fenicethered Fenicethered 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You are the lady of the lake; dancing with the

    sun kissed ripples of a late and hazy afternoon spent idly wandering... light feet, free and fancy, skipping over Lily pads and swaying to rhythm of the reeds, their roots sunk deep in the cool blue pools of devotion. You are the scent of pine in the dark forest, flirting with...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    And as you looked into the window of my

    soul Your hot sour breath Fogged up the glass And you With pencils for fingers And breath like an eraser Covered and redrew everything that I knew
    giventothewild giventothewild 18-21 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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    Red lines And sleepless nights Sharp

    blades Remember what they say All i remember Is that terrible day It was june And you slipped away Silent sleep Peaceful dreams Missing you hurts deeply Cant you see Its tearing me to shreds Inch by inch Tearing me up They watch me burn Laughing at me And making fun Of this...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 4 hrs 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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    Perfect love, and eternal flame,

    Lost in sickness, hidden in shame. The world is her foe, money is all. Just remember, Pride before the fall. Vowed to honor, to have and to hold. Beautiful story, never to be told. Silently waiting for every mistake, Justification, for the sin she makes. Finger pointing right...
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    rhythmic sound echoes down iron halls.

    desperate scratching behind cold walls. midst tear stained passages and memories doors locked tight, spectral dreams swirl with fright. dark is the mind of broken hearts realm, grey ships of fear, with death at the helm. lifes blood pools in lakes black as night, when future...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 5 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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    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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    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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    I've always felt like home was some place a

    person spends their life, maybe where they keep their things. I never realized until recently that it's something you make for yourself the way birds do. Meticulously, over time. Home can be anywhere that you want it to be. Sticks and moss and a little bit of your own...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's all here contained within the sharp

    scratch from the bleeding quill torn from the wings of flightless dreams and dipped in fantasy's brimming well where expression is the fresh carrion in a dream's possession, gripped by the talons of raven raged nights; and the ink I spilt over these crumpled sheets holds neither...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 18 hrs 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 11 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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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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