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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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    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 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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    i don't think i have posted this

    before reflection how quickly the pages of memories turn in these books of poems that are our lives
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I'm feeling so lost, feeling

    so out of sync thought this was over when you walked out on me but I lie awake at night and drink 12 cups of coffee a day I numb myself with sarcasm to get through the day but nothing about what I feel is funny nothing is right anymore and the days are longer and sunnier and I...
    avabellaforb avabellaforb 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Take this wanting hand Walk with me to the

    future Where we can be one
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    love is your soul/ love heats the cold/ love is

    the zone./ love is home/ love cures pain/ love is rain/ pure to end shame/ love is you and me/ in pure ecstasy/ love is forgiveness/ love is remedy/ love is who we are/ love is more than a rock star/ love is a rocket of passion/ filled with intense satisfaction
    freshlove freshlove 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 9 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Remember when we weren't depressed?

    Remember when all we did was smile? Where did those times go? Where did we go wrong? Remember when we didn't hate? Remember when money wasn't an issue? What ever happened to us? Why did we let society devour us? Remember when we shined like diamonds? Remember when we were...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days 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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    I can't help that I want to die.

    I can't help that every time I say "I'm fine" I lie. I can't help that I'd almost take not wasting anymore oxygen on this earth than going another damn day where I want to slit my wrists. I can't help the people I love, I sure as hell can't help myself. I can't find a way to...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, 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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    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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    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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    I'll make you a man l'll write you a song I'll

    breathe you in deep I won't do you wrong Trust me baby Because I'm not her I'm much more honest I'm much more pure
    Beccabug98 Beccabug98 16-17, F 5 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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    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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    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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    chronicles (i am) out of place out

    of time swimming over a desert in a mirage of the sea walk with me be with me release the hold on push aside common, usual, conventional, safe immerse deep into seeing, emotions, being, feeling today's footsteps finding now holding attention capturing my...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I feel the passion magnificent

    when I look at the river I see your face, pure and shinning as the crescent As the music plays in my heart lighting my passion My body and soul wish to dance while staying close to you The greed in my mind dreams of your warmth The softness of your character nurtures my desire...
    divinitydragon divinitydragon 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    in my youth i had dreams of my future in

    that future i have dreams of my youth and of more distant futures when will i accept my present as the dream of both
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    There's a love in your soul

    that won't let you be whole.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I will believe you when I am dead when my bones

    rot and turn to dust I will trust you again when my spirit is gone when my breaths expires and leaves this earth. I will give my soul, body and mind to you when the sun and earth collide, my love and respect shall be yours once more when Satan rules the world!!!! But you know...
    Habeshagirl Habeshagirl 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 5 Responses Feb 9

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    A Brand New Day The sun has risen to the dawn,

    As you start a brand new day. All the troubles of the past, Will all soon fade away. The future is now before you, And holds only a blank slate. It is for you to create all new, As you go out the gate. The future is full of promise. The past was full of tears, No one...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 8 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Lyrics and prose choose to confess the darkness

    and light within desiring to be expressed. Repressed thoughts dance upon a page, illuminating darkness like an actor on a stage. Bringing to the surface every hesitant glance and misdirection. A lie is only the truth when the truth is perfection. Ballroom dancers glide along...
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 1 Response 2 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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    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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    We want to make it right/ life feels like a

    strife/ that leaves us to cry/ in search of light/ we try to survive/ we want more than hype/ tv and media ain't painting pictures right/ so we try to find/ that medium inside/
    freshlove freshlove 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day 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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    RAGECries of rageIn hushed whispersI dream of

    them, the people in sunlit placesTheir lives of ease, caressed by blue oceanFrom my world of deep shadows, I dreamI want to SCREAMBut ears don't want to hearI want to pull the heavens downUntil they hear the ROARThat echoes inside, incessantScreaming, asking why ~For God rules...
    HarlequinRose HarlequinRose 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    How can he be cool When he is a fool How can he

    be adorable When he is very terrible!!!! How can he be my boyfriend When didn't deserve to be my friend...
    nickywalker1 nickywalker1 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My child do not mistake the way his hungry eyes

    feast upon your flesh as a message from his soul professing love to you. Do not mistake his eagerness to be with you when the moonlight outshines the neon vacancy sign as an act of romance. Do not mistake the hands caressing the places of your body you've invited him to...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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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    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 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    For love, it holds the key Hope lets me see A

    stronger us After all the cuts
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, 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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    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 want your hands running down my body.

    I want to feel the warmth if your hands calming down the goosebumps all throughout my body lying naked in your arms. Come inside me and let this burning desire cool off by your fluids intertwining with mine. Your eyes leave me in a trance. I want you near. I want you here.
    honestyreality honestyreality 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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