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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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    The pain will not go away,

    To find a release– Is what I need. A way to bring myself back to reality, Distorted images of confusion and chaos. The past blurred with the tears of tomorrow, Nothing to be heard but the endless noises of joy. Joy for what? What is there to be so happy about? I am being...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 1 day 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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    The Light You Bring – A Song of Love

    for Chanukah_____ In this night, I will be with you, as I light the candles for this special eve, my heart rejoices in the light you bring. In this night, though we’re far apart, the feelings which consume the core of who I am, allow a place where we are free to be. The...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    How I Feel I was told

    that I could be anything The "anything" I chose was nothing I am wasted life and wasted intelligence To all around me, I am a hindrance. I take, never give; I hurt, never heal. My toxic behavior reflects how I feel.
    metagross metagross 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days 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 19 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    In the club: You captured my attention,

    Show me how you make a first impression. Take my hand and dance with me for awhile, I'm going to make your head spiral. You get to have me for the night, You better make it right.
    vbgirl10395 vbgirl10395 18-21, 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 33 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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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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    What's the point of holding onto something

    that isn't meant to be? Imprisoning yourself for someone when you know you could be free It's like hoping for rain when you're standing in the desert Trying to grasp what fell apart when you know you could do better April/May 2014
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 2 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 drank from your wine of lies A sip from a

    cursed cup of false paradise I'm intoxicated with a bitterness, Left with nothing The aftertaste of emptiness I basked in pure seduction Between silken sheets of deceit You vowed the frailest words to me
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A look, a smile, a touch,

    until it's just almost too much A sparkle shines in the eye, no more need to be shy Hands roam and explore, clothes begin to hit the floor Need and desire building, our pleasure needs releasing Bodies beautifully entwined, dancing to a mutual grind The world outside fades away...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    The Winds Of Time

    The winds of time erode away The memories of our past, Leaving us with shadowy thoughts That disappear too fast. And so we cling with all our might And try to hold them near, All the things for which we care, And those that we hold dear. No matter how much we try to cling...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 14, 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 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Suffocating dreams" Suffocating dreams No

    space to breathe Crumbling walls Closing off my views Numbing thoughts Aching soul Suffocating dreams Memory stirs Pain swells up Trapping me again Nowhere to go But inside my skin Absent of any aim Afraid to Move Barriers rose Hearts freedom Restrained Shy Withdrawn hand Fear...
    NekoGal NekoGal 22-25, F 2 Responses 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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    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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    life is a lot tougher

    than the trails they use to leave for us as boy scouts as the eyes of life watch our stories unfold how often do they see us play the fool yet possess the king how often do they feel our sorrow and envy our ecstasy do they smile at our happiness do they...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why is it when I walk down the street,

    you immediately judge me? Have I done something to offend you? Is it the power in my walk, is it the pride in my heart that shines through me, the grace in my strides that you cause too feel this uncertainty. Why is it when I walk down the street, you immediately judge me?
    sinnamonsie sinnamonsie 18-21, F 21 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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    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 17 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    A ghost in the shadow of dawn The space between

    the darkness and light Consciousness descending to take corporeal form. A stranger looking back from a distorted reflection. The demons that gripped the shattered soul, Driven back by nights end Giving angel another day to fight for redemption.
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 1 Response 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 34 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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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 8 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

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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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    the water ran and the steam raised she lifted

    her little, dark hand to the edge there she stared and gurggled there was "Used to be" unseen for months now reappears the women with the table top back the woman with the long white hair Used to be is her name she used to be a lady. this is only 1. there are others bur today...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Black and dark rouge are the colour's of fear,

    not as great as you think, darker than they appear. The evidence is hear, if caught then deadly slum, shivers emerge down my spine knowing... that the dark ones will come. The mothers are riddled crawling with the disease cancer grabs the deadly the disease that never leaves...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 2 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 19 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Girl Standing By a Window by moi Girl standing

    by a window, Georgian beveled glass panels, Rainbow effect edged in the early evening light. Blueness on your skin, Your nakedness natural Against the fading light Breasts curved, Hourglass and soft hip exponentials, Nirvana, and obsessive desire Right now, ecstasy, an...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Empty And Alone My heart is beating I can

    breathe the air I should feel lucky to be alive Yet when I'm home there's no one there No one to kiss No one to hug No one to miss No one to love I"ve lived my life The best that I can I took care of my children I've been a good man When it's all said and done None of it...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 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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    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 sand fills in between my toes with every

    step, as the white noise of the breakers levitate my soul. The seagulls shriek their song as the sun bleeds orange and red into the low clouds.As the palm trees sway back and forth more violently, the noise of the surf increases. The daylight slowly drowns in the distant ocean...
    Chagrinned Chagrinned 46-50, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Winter Solstice... by moi Music Sanvean Lisa

    Gerard http://youtu.be/1xpkRj99FH0 Stopped, the waning of daylight We reached this point, darkening time, We survived, You survived, As the sun ebbed and flows again, Longer days and shorter nights. Then higher, The waxing of the light. It starts all over again, And I think...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    It was two decades and just bit ago,

    I stood where I'd pulled softly on her hair And mothers' milk would flow. I was so pale as paper waiting to be written on. Now off on a journey imitating a life mourned. Black hearted and jaded, Speaking in a different tongue. Lost without a compass, Running trough a field of...
    lostwithoutacompass lostwithoutacompass 31-35, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    The Broken Spirit

    The girl that died of a heartache passed me in the night whispering memories of youI stood to frightened to move for fear my eyes cast a lightand the darkness she drew like a cape around her shoulders.Her tears fell like jewels on the crushed lovers rulesthat you broke to bring...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    Still I've reached no answer,

    For the same old question. Will I ever be satisfied, With anything less than perfection? Can I jump the hurdles, Of life's imperfect flow? Will I contain my pride enough, To enjoy the developing show? The standard I've set for myself, Cannot been reached by me...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 1 day 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 16-17, M 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    A shift in personalities,

    so to speak. Enjoy! As I watch her from afar, her beauty silences my tongue. Oh, how enthralling a being she is! The way she walks with utmost elegance; her soft voice; her way of clearing an angsty mood! Is there such a word to describe the multitude of emotions that well up...
    ZenoKun ZenoKun 16-17 2 days ago

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    Unfinished I've fallen I'm sick It's

    devastating Confused I wait Humiliating I leave You advance I try to forget You follow I cave No time for regret
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i want to paint new pictures

    images with my words brushstrokes to show the texture windows to my worlds yet all i seem to do with words upon the page is stir up old memories echoes from ghost songs so i sketch and work the feelings as paths into my soul to learn...
    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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    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 danish device" once

    when my heart was heavy sought refuge in a place where the laughter was strange where there were men of pestilence in their souls but it was a place to call home it was a place that in the cold of night remained warm you might be frightened by the gleam in their steel shod eyes...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 4 hrs ago

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    She trembles as she weeps,

    Longing for her touch She forgets while she sleeps, Dreaming what she must In her hours of solitude she calls out her name Clinging to the memories that barely keep her sane She trembles as she weeps Begging to be found By the same cold death That put her world in the...
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 6 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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