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    Reality by moi Conjuring up reality Beyond the

    senses, Seeing patterns in chaos Rather than chaos in patterns, Seeing status and purpose Beyond butterfly flight. Utter madness Under any other jurisdiction, Where majority does not rule. Magic, Bent all out of shape? Thinking of a square, But being a circle While living...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi there spoon "Who are they there?

    " spoon says. Why those are forks, Stay away from them spoon. Spoon ignores his spoon friend, He walks over to talk. "Hey spoon, we dont want you here." Says a fork with a bend. A shy fork girl sneaks a wink She waves her hand to him As spoon walks away. All spoon can do is...
    IsoLonely IsoLonely 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs 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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    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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    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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    MORNING THOUGHTS I woke up early

    once again, The dreams had been too deep. The darkness surrounds me like a glove. The sun was still asleep. The morning air was damp and cool. The grass was wet with dew. I sat and drank my morning Joe, But my thoughts were those of you. This time of day is always quiet...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Porcelain Moon Smooth my scabbed back,

    And peel my pale shoulder blades. My tongue is a field filled with lies, Waiting to split me open and rot my beating heart, Shelter me I beg, In the velvet of your palms, Cooling my wretched scars. Every time we ****** nothing would heal and nothing would grow, lost in forest...
    TwistedArtist TwistedArtist 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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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    Bad poem I wrote for dumb reasons: What deeds

    and fantasies show at the edges, Stark faces and foils, The belle’s en pointe, And but for our toils We struggle with want, Tapping three times, But failing to knock. Now traipsing circles our sweet, inviolate, Grant us a piece of your strife; We’ll wreathe thee in scarlet...
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Zephyrs in pink taffeta

    and buckled black shoes Whirling flowers in a circumference round strolling parents Amidst a landscape of desolation's last fling A few holdout leaves cling grimly in death to the branches Above the scattered ruins of their brethren on the ground below The wind sighs Winter's...
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Edit Lenin Writing - a poem I wrote inspired by

    a biography December 20, 2008 at 9:11pm The scene is clear enough, the small room of an exile, or the simple office in the Kremlin with its meticulously arranged desk. Pencils in their allotted place, sharpened to precise points. Books inevitably line the walls. Statistics...
    subotaicataloger subotaicataloger 41-45, M 6 days 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 9 Responses Feb 25, 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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    You're like the electricity

    when I shock myself turning on the light in my room, my heart stops a tad bit, and I smile because it gives me weird little giddy feelings in my stomach. A little bit of electricity like that is safe, okay, adventurous even. But when I let you closer, into my thoughts, my...
    callXmeXrose callXmeXrose 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Why I Use She is mine All mine My heroine My

    heroin Something worth so much Priceless... Her touch Something worth so much Her touch That which I have yet to feel Yet I feel her love I feel So much... Love As you are mine, I am yours Like faded pieces of stained glass We are joined in holy matrimony Wholly yours And to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    those who hear belong to no age follow no

    philosophy as they find the many dimensions of reality and beauty of how to shape the energy to sculpt themselves of how to emerge from the mist themselves fulfilled
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    the ability to live our fantasies is limited

    by our fears of risking what we have to make it happen so i study the rhythm of this old song a cantata of steps echoing endless choices
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 17 hrs ago

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 7 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had a dream, which was not all a dream.

    The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air; Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day, And men forgot their passions in the dread Of this...
    LindsayBishop LindsayBishop 31-35 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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    This is not my usual poetry.

    . This is me being raw before I explode. Enough. Leave me in peace. How can you expect me to like you when you unknowingly fractured my own ability to stand and be confident in how I was designed to be? I love you but I don't like you. I need you at a healthy distance or I...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 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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    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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    a kaleidoscope of feelings running

    through my veins an endless world of beauty flowing through my life
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    The Dizzyness: Looking back I see our

    Family The way we used to be The love and empathy It's crazy The dream went on Going day by day But what hurts is what we never got to say Goodbye my family My brothers and sisters My alpha My friends Let the remnants of the past rest where they lay Left in the shadows of...
    SwiftMoonRising SwiftMoonRising 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We danced along the precipiceSpinning

    and twirlingLaughing and holding each otherWe saw the cliffWe tried to move further awayNo matter what we did the edge was always thereIt was lurking, leering, laughingAt our attemptsEach time we avoided falling overWe fell so farSo hard and so fastTo the bottomSeparated by a...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Dear prince in truth I feel I know you,

    your skin your smell as familiar as mine, your voice your laugh like distant memories, like a once loved song or a half remembered dream. But dear prince hold on, don't storm my gates. My halls are empty of all but pain. Dear prince be patient of this fallen queen, let...
    Habeshagirl Habeshagirl 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    85

    This is a strange era 13 year olds worry about love too much Young girls wearing too much mascara Taking selfies in a mad rush Black and white family photos Going to church on...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 2 Responses 2 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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    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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    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...
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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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    MY FATHER’S HANDS My father’s hands,

    were strong and firm, But also rough as well. He used them for the work he did, And you could always tell. You could see the calluses, And all the scars and pain. On his shirt you could also see, Where blood had left a stain. His work was hard and took its toll, He knew...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Are the soft winds that hit your skin like a

    gentle touch really just souls stirring in the air Trying to send a message Or comfort your soul Breeze blocks and old clocks Is time running out?
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    CANCER Cancer came like a monster,

    To settle in and feast. I tried to fight it with my sword, Just to kill the beast. Great care it takes to fight the beast, And certainly great skill. It tries to make you think it’s dead, By lying quiet and still. It moves around and hides away, Like a thief into the...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need a magic spell To turn my heart to

    stone Then it can be removed And in the ocean thrown I need a magic spell To weave into my soul Wrapping it in thread Making it feel whole I need a magic spell To whisper in my ear And tell me all the beautiful words My body longs to hear I need a magic spell To freeze my...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...