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    Not for her sighs these hands,

    with artless strokes, caressed. Nor for a fervid whisper of desire, Not withstanding all the hunger that my heart possessed, For that the ink I spilt was not inspired. Not for one kiss should I ever trade my passion, my art, Nor seek such lucrative returns From the blind...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days 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 18 Responses Jun 23, 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 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 17 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    [I am]~~ I am a gift from my source~ born out

    of good love~ here to give service and love~~ I am the child of my parents~ nurtured by their character and care~ sent away at an early age~ to look for knowledge and learning~~ I am the chubby nerdy child~ that got made fun of~ called out a math oddity~ praised by some, mocked...
    Ghauzy Ghauzy 41-45, M 4 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 10 Responses May 25, 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 20 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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 20 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Take Me To Insanity Take Me To Insanity A Song

    for you is a song for me I see red inside my head From memories corroding dead Take me to insanity Take me to insanity Dark clouds rising with nicotine Drains the pain right through my veins Here we go once again Black Clouds rising Inside my head It feels like a dream It...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    This Too Shall Fade Driving through what is

    now a ghost town Old visions creep There is no sound I cannot sleep This Too Shall Fade It's time to lay in my bed Since it's already been made Inside, I feel so dead You're so near, yet so far Restlessness at its finest No stars Silence This Too Shall Fade One night there...
    XxWolverinexX XxWolverinexX 18-21 2 Responses 14 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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    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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    "Living in the unknown.

    " Hearts can be in many colors, Blood bleeds in many ways, Still my heart lingers more, Because I am searching for a home, We all need a home, We all need a place to be, A place where others lay, Laying as a pack on we shall go, Moonlight skies wake me up, Keeps my mind racing...
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    My life will be infinitely better

    because you are no longer a part of it My world will have a thousand more possibilities and options because you are not the center But that doesn't matter right now because I would rather be absolutely ******* miserable, and be with you Then be alone and thats the whole...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    "dance the summer day" long day shuffling back

    n forth long day of seeing nothing but clouds with dancing free on my mind with dancing itching my feet i want joy i want to feel the wind in my hair but i got a long day here in the hot weeds wont you ease my headache wont you ease my weary mind tell me the news tell me whats a...
    mudmen mudmen 51-55 1 hr 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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    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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    A flock of birds fly away,

    it's the start of a new day, a glass is broken, no words are spoken, the man stands and strives, starring at the knives, the memory of you rests inside, they had only cried, the sorrow remains and the shadows strength gains, no light to be seen, wishing it was all just a dream...
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    the light it fades and the music dies the spark

    of hope falls from my eyes. poems dont rhyme and paintings are in greys, the warmth of the sun replaced by the grave. a burned and blackened wasteland stretches to the shore, the blighted oceans that i once adored. love so cold, a world of no life, a life ruined and bitter...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 23 hrs 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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    I watch you lying there In casual resplendent

    beauty Ovals of amber smiling back And your soft flowing colour I wish to grab you up Bury myself in your richness Roll in your existence shouting But I am an adult now And the thrall of mediocrity Has imprisoned me In my bland partitioned office The rustle of bills in my...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    All of the doubt and fear As with an unshed

    tear I'm not here to be loved It whispers in my ear A lesson that repeats As a weight that defeats While binding me in place Alone on quiet streets In my own masquerade The lies of my charade I pretend to be more In hopes sorrow can fade I acknowledge the pain As I stand...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days 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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    "Empire" I could not be centered.

    A center would ruin it. Of every crack Of every chip Revealing its heart From beneath the surface There is no need for a center. I would not belong. The air is young. The sun is fresh. The clouds are new. But the entire time They've watched the cracks And the entire time They...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Pandora's Paradox by moi(Video compilation:

    the English Patient)This is no English patient.There are no parallels,No similar liaisons,But it's about those scenes,And the bath.When all was good,Tucked away in dreams,Lovers in foamA sensual two-person melee,Non-identifiable,Anonymous,Lifesaving.I admit that's what I need...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You were my shadow, neither puppet

    nor image because the former is a lot like the latter. An innocent villain to the guilty victim With these, the wise opinions of a mad hatter. You were special, ironically leading the way, abandoning normality and also me. Vanishing from sight and as I'm left leader less I...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 13 hrs 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 5 Responses Jan 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    You planted seeds Seeds of joy

    and of happiness and of anger and of malice and of everything else that the stars could have possibly made up of You let them scatter all over my body Some settle in my veins, blooming into lillies My brain became a field of forget me nots But by far the largest amont decided to...
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 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 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    You lay with me in the wildflower meadowBeside

    a serenading streamIn a tapestry bound by threads of fancy,A tangled weave of tangled dreams.The tall grass, swept by gentle rhythmStirred by an impulsive kiss,Became the whisper of a sighResponsive to my hand's caressAnd, as we lay, my eyes were drawnAbove to cloudless phthalo...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 5 Responses 4 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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    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 am a freckle, a speck,

    a minuscule fragment that exists in a void of space we call our existence. Plagued by the debt to pay reverence to an unknown variable that deems my worth with my devout troth, to which I cannot deny but instead do so more as to mindlessly oblige. I am minuscule, my worth is...
    MujerDeMuerte MujerDeMuerte 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Writing a haiku- A problem with

    construction- Too many syllab
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Where has he gone she says

    but what she doesn't realize is that he's always there and always has been she just needs to look beyond the vail and the dark voide of night
    XENETH XENETH 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Not going to say any name,

    as you know who you are You are the person that talks with me, and hails from very far You were one of the very first people, that I met here when I was new Several accounts later, I'm thankful to still be talking with you At first I was quite stubborn, and sometimes even rude...
    jim054 jim054 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Think only tranquil thoughts

    as you rest your head Against my chest. Can you hear a storm approaching? That's my heart! It rages as your warm breath Sweeps against the broad cage That barely can contain it. But have no fear. It is a heart that cannot draw, 'though it would bleed Should your cheek forsake it...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 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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    Your the sword to my shield,

    the amor to my knight, the queen to my king, the wings of my flight, I'm not trying to trick you rumple stiltskin you ~psycho~
    werewolf71 werewolf71 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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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    Gold, summer half-light on your skin by

    moiMusic Gold by Novo AmorThey just keep coming,The signs of summer, leaves and grass,Green in a chlorophyll glory,The sun makes life possible.Heat and light and a dimension, to live,Like all the things you gave,CPR on this loneliness.And baked in the heat of a June evening,Heat...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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