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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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    You banish me from the heavenly sky.

    Left me there willing to die. My wings are broken and soakin with blood. Knowing I wouldn't have Gods heavenly love. Now I'm on earth all alone. Knowing that I'll never coming back home. A fallen angel that made a mistake. Wishing to take back but it was too late.
    awayoflife123 awayoflife123 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 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 20 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    I don't believe I lied The moment I

    denied Saying this can't be true The day that I lost you How could I disengage As my heart filled with rage Blaming only myself With my life on the shelf Offering my last day Hoping that you could stay But this did not prevail As no life is for sale So I sat there and wept...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For a crush... :) Secret I want to whisper

    you to become my greatest secret the one I will be longing to spit out with every chance and if you succumb to this selfish request, by any chance, you'll be the only secret I will allow my self to tell to yell on the top of my lungs and be a bragging ***** about it to show my...
    EmmaRin EmmaRin 26-30, F 1 day 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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    The doctor couldn't even find what was wrong

    on the ultrasound - they just said that my heart beats twice when it pounds - that means they can feel your heart beat even when you're not around
    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Why do we even fuss and fight?

    We don't have a reason or a right It breaks my heart to it's core Our egos tryin to settle some score I say this and you say that Why battle ..when we can in fact.. Be peaceful with one another And be simply kind to each other Take my hand ..let us walk if you will Breath in...
    NatCat84 NatCat84 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days 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 18 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Good night people Good night fish Good night

    side walk Good night dreams wish Good night prayers Good stars Good night forest Good night yards Good night TV Good night walls Good night monsters Scratching on the floors.
    kittiekriket kittiekriket 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Melodious Mew I once knew a cat named

    Melodious Mew Her coat she would clean till it shined just like new Her day was spent sleeping, as much as she could Yet, nothing would pass her constant review Especially the dogs in the old neighborhood Her nemesis the bloodhound was old and sprue Famous was he for his...
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Hope is held, hope is found.

    It's within us all, not just laying around. It's there where your heart is and it's behind your eyes. That's why we feel hope can be lost, when one of us cries. Take care of your heart, catch your tears. Then you'll have hope throughout your years.
    deltaqu deltaqu 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The sun that's shining on me Is the same sun

    shining on you. The moon that's smiling at me Is the same moon that's smiling at you. We breathe the same air. We drink the same water. Let's get up and walk again Let's keep up strength and maintain progress. It's not alright But it's ok :-) Because we think we can...
    5465zen 5465zen 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Who edits you? Or do you edit yourself?

    Do they enhance you? Do they diminish you? Do they improve you? Do they suppress you? Do they help you become a better version of yourself? As we relax into each other, we are finding a new beauty. Finding that giving each other more freedom makes the world a more...
    OwningDali OwningDali 36-40 1 Response 5 hrs 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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    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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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    If I see love walk by me I'll run from it's

    future grasp I don't want no love I ain't got the time for that If love try to talk to me I'll look the other way I don't want no love I ain't got the time for that If love plays my favorite song I'll just laugh and move on I don't want no love I...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 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 17 Responses Jun 23, 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 16 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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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 32 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    A World I Never Knew

    Running in a world of white mist Nothing but the dirt trail ahead The cold bites my bones and I clench my fists I should've stayed in bed This world consumes me Clouds curl around my feet Impossible to escape as it rises to my knees The fresh air smells ever...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm the one you rejected I'm the human being

    you ignored I'm the outcast you dehumanized I'm the college student you want no part of I'm the loner who you forgot about I'm the phoenix that always rises from the ashes I'm the lone wolf that never needed a pack I'm the prototype that defeated the stereotype I'm the black...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Pattern recognition by moi Maamturk Mountains,

    Galway, Ireland Amongst the chaos, The butterfly path or The erratic form of waves Cresting upon a watery canvas, Patterns emerge. Sequence. A lighthouse illuminating a fog, Seconds count... Repeat. The nose of a ship pushing Through the foam. The undulating roll of the...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If everyone was a tree,

    then I want to be no more than a burning ember, to scotch from the outside of their bark, to turn their veins into ash.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Better Choices 2-26-2015 I?

    m kinda freaking out right now Because I don?t know who?s in my house I?m seeing and hearing all these negative things And I?ve BEEN wanting him out You don?t love me, you don?t care I?m not in your future You remaining in my home Is pure torture Admit it, this isn?t working...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F 1 Response 3 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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    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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    Connecting the dots by moi Excuses.

    Reasons. Talking in circles. Broca's marathon Of fantastical theory of why, Invention after the facts, We connect the dots To make sense of what really are Random events. Placebo. But labelled effective, Due to seemingly therapeutic effects, Sunny spells and scattered showers...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I wrote this poem in honor of Leonard Nimoy's

    passing, may he rest in peace. For those who may not know who that is, he played Spock in Star Trek. There was a man He told me to be logical And so I studied There was a man He showed me what it means to be selfless And so I did my best to be like him There was a man he...
    LearningHearts LearningHearts 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Where were you when I couldn't hear silence?

    A friend you never were to me I regret giving you the attention you NEVER deserved I gave to you what I can't give to myself Memories fade away, I want to forget it No, Alzheimer's I'm not welcoming you Hopeless I remain, faceless I have became A lack of identity remains...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Never and always- Never give up

    as they dictate, never give in to their hate. Always fight against the tricksters plots of fun, always move on when the deeds have been done. Seldom will they assist, Why won't they get the gist. Seldom do they protect, I know, for I have felt the neglect. Remember those who...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response 3 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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    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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    Time ticks by too quickly

    for me Makes me stop and think But sometimes it doesn't go by fast enough Especially when things are getting rough If you only knew What I go through Then maybe you can understand But maybe all of this is part of a bigger plan Just hold on one day longer All of this...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    Love and economics by moi Who would have

    thought it possible To mix the polarised opposites Of two completely separate concepts, Colour clashing Intuitively conflicted... But work with me here. It's not such a crazy idea, Psychology and mathematics Herd instinct. Storage of energy, of goodwill, Of compromise, of love...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs 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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    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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    I have read at many poetry readings

    and have published a book of poems in the last year... I still fear sharing my work with people. Whether they will hate it, or steal it, or not understand it... So we'll see. I hope to share something at least.
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19 16-17, F 1 Response 3 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 5 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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