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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 9 Responses Oct 23, 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 18 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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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    when its just the two of us me

    and my blade ill.start.with sum tiny ones theyll heal in a day. then ill cut deeper following my veins blood running free selfish as i am thimking of nothing only me me and my razor best friends we are freeing the pain of another day all this depression i cant cope this is why...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    We Can This land they say it isn't free I know

    because they have taxed me It never ends a cycle who's path never bends I guess a slave we will always be? I see pain police terrorizing in the streets It will always come like the Florida rain Children of the victims I hear them, they weep Handcuffing a bleeding dead...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 2 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 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Do you rise and thirst

    for flesh and blood or do you dig down deep for all the above?
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    A dove sits Beloved On the best Of nests And

    to this day I cherish That memo of the dove I love That memo of the dove But once! Only once! Did I see it again Yet all child's of my love Will again see the dove. -Adele T.
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 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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    The world is dark. Voices stir the night.

    A world of difference, The voices bring light. All night Word of wonder speeds Across a barren world On their holy steeds. Might this light Use its might To stay bright Through the night -Adele T.
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I miss you Sands falls in the hour glass As

    twilight dissolves into darkness I remember you You were my light And now I walk into darkness Alone and afraid But I have learned to say goodbye.
    ReclaimerSierra117 ReclaimerSierra117 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    I am confused, my thoughts crowded of my soul

    being tortured. Each time I sleep, my dreams are filled with blood of the innocence and dammed. My sight clouded with shadows of the past, I don’t know where to turn, and I keep running even though I’m going to a cliff I can not stop and I don’t know who to ask...
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M 22 hrs 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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    They Told Me, Well Tried.

    They told me I take life too seriously, so I made them laugh. They tried to say I had a learning disability, I haven't had a B, in over 5 years, and I take advanced classes. They said I couldn't sing, I play guitar, write my own music, (& sing) and I've been asked if I could be...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response 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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    these are 3 word sketches from inbetween

    working last night will someone turn the smoldering log add the kindling bring the embers up to fire a history is developed by living in the present not by reliving yesterday dance to unseen joys and sorrows with music from living life spirits...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 22 hrs 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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    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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    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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    Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page.

    They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M 4 days ago

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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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    Tell me Tell me something simple,

    Something simple about you, About you I would like to know, To know the secrets of your own, Your own I will hold in place, In place of pieces you've left behind, Left behind the loneliness of your soul. Your soul the darkness reveals, Darkness reveals truth, Reveals truth...
    roserealm roserealm 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    A World Full Of Sin Where were you When i

    longed for your touch Where were you I wanted to give up You should've been there To shelter my heart From this world full of sin Where do i begin She gets beaten And pushed around He gets shoved And kicked to the ground A little life Didn't even get to start A stupid act Of a...
    marshmel marshmel 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    Disappointment burns,

    it's a bitter feeling, You expect, you get ready, you wait. Suddenly there's nothing left, you thought you were hilling, Maybe it's Murphy, or sweet revenge, maybe just fate.
    JohnDoe8600 JohnDoe8600 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Fall Feeling the air leave your lungs

    as you jump off Knowing it will end your life Looking around at your surroundings, to see the beautiful lights Flickering Twinkling You hear the wind rushing past your ears Like angels, whispering you'll be fine You feel the air hold your body as you fall more Like it...
    Muzicholic Muzicholic 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've come to discover

    that what's wrong with us is the only thing that's right with us.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 14 hrs 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 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    April you by moi Vladimir's Blues.

    .. Max Richter http://youtu.be/zysmTUKMbUI It's April and the murmur of the earth Awakening resonates underfoot. The furze gorse is growing and blooming, On lowlands and along the ridges Of mountain tracks and back roads High up to tree line on heather filled mountains, The...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    "is not was" beautifully inspired by the quiet

    moments the rapture of words is short lived and passes by like a swift summer rain filled with glorious life yet to be lived with promise of tomorrows never ending sunshine all in the briefest of moments captured by the heart like a photograph distilled joy in the frame of...
    mudmen mudmen 51-55 1 Response 4 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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    I found a poem I wrote back in 2013.

    Silent Warriors In the dark harsh weather. In the bracken and heather. In the long howling night. Their howl last up to the first light. Their eyes as bright as lasers. Their teeth as sharp as razors. Fixing their prey with an icy glare, Their body covered in warm hair...
    nightstar123 nightstar123 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a friend named Matt.

    Does he have a cat? I'm not sure about that. But he's named Matt. Matt and I We are silly. He's 28. That's one fate. I'm 11 I'm Adele. What? I fell. I think.
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 1 day 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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    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 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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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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    Life Unlimited Born like poetry curious

    and free No fear or shame instilled in me Exploration of smiles and soft laughter Bright lights and naps I wonder what's after Discovering my feet they crawl and walk My mouth unlimited it can actually talk My hands move things more than ever before Wanting to do so much...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 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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    Broken I'm broken, reduced to rubble My weak

    smile and face of stubble. It's been hard, I can't find motion Little hope and lost devotion. I'm here in a silent state, my pen is moving to explain my fate. It's my doing this dreary mood, I'll find solace in excess food. Sadness of heart and mind, Hope for love, hope for...
    deltaqu deltaqu 31-35, M 4 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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    Why do I love you why do I care

    why do you keep coming in my life it's just not fair why do I lesson why do I believe why can I understand it's just not meant to be
    yalzaga yalzaga 18-21, F