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    Where The Sparrow Plays by Josephwrites

    (1997) I've known you now for sixteen days We met out where the sparrow plays Where golden wheat rustled and swayed And morning sun immersed our gaze Your flowing hair to me impressed Upon my soul a desirous quest To speak to you I might suggest That all our worries we divest...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    The Broken Spirit

    The girl that died of a heartache passed me in the night whispering memories of youI stood to frightened to move for fear my eyes cast a lightand the darkness she drew like a cape around her shoulders.Her tears fell like jewels on the crushed lovers rulesthat you broke to bring...
    certaintyofchance certaintyofchance 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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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    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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    "the danish device" once

    when my heart was heavy sought refuge in a place where the laughter was strange where there were men of pestilence in their souls but it was a place to call home it was a place that in the cold of night remained warm you might be frightened by the gleam in their steel shod eyes...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 6 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 19 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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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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    Empty And Alone My heart is beating I can

    breathe the air I should feel lucky to be alive Yet when I'm home there's no one there No one to kiss No one to hug No one to miss No one to love I"ve lived my life The best that I can I took care of my children I've been a good man When it's all said and done None of it...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 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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    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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    i want to paint new pictures

    images with my words brushstrokes to show the texture windows to my worlds yet all i seem to do with words upon the page is stir up old memories echoes from ghost songs so i sketch and work the feelings as paths into my soul to learn...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Black and dark rouge are the colour's of fear,

    not as great as you think, darker than they appear. The evidence is hear, if caught then deadly slum, shivers emerge down my spine knowing... that the dark ones will come. The mothers are riddled crawling with the disease cancer grabs the deadly the disease that never leaves...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    It was two decades and just bit ago,

    I stood where I'd pulled softly on her hair And mothers' milk would flow. I was so pale as paper waiting to be written on. Now off on a journey imitating a life mourned. Black hearted and jaded, Speaking in a different tongue. Lost without a compass, Running trough a field of...
    lostwithoutacompass lostwithoutacompass 31-35, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Suffocating dreams" Suffocating dreams No

    space to breathe Crumbling walls Closing off my views Numbing thoughts Aching soul Suffocating dreams Memory stirs Pain swells up Trapping me again Nowhere to go But inside my skin Absent of any aim Afraid to Move Barriers rose Hearts freedom Restrained Shy Withdrawn hand Fear...
    NekoGal NekoGal 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There is a girl in the front of my class

    who I swear I've never seen do anything but laugh, she's tall and she's smart beautiful and strong and when someone down she tries to fix what is wrong How does someone so perfect feel so insecure as to scare her skin with cuts and burns and still want to hurt more, how does...
    Gothika88 Gothika88 18-21, F 9 mins ago

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    Girl Standing By a Window by moi Girl standing

    by a window, Georgian beveled glass panels, Rainbow effect edged in the early evening light. Blueness on your skin, Your nakedness natural Against the fading light Breasts curved, Hourglass and soft hip exponentials, Nirvana, and obsessive desire Right now, ecstasy, an...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    She trembles as she weeps,

    Longing for her touch She forgets while she sleeps, Dreaming what she must In her hours of solitude she calls out her name Clinging to the memories that barely keep her sane She trembles as she weeps Begging to be found By the same cold death That put her world in the...
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    A ghost in the shadow of dawn The space between

    the darkness and light Consciousness descending to take corporeal form. A stranger looking back from a distorted reflection. The demons that gripped the shattered soul, Driven back by nights end Giving angel another day to fight for redemption.
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    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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    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 34 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    The Light You Bring – A Song of Love

    for Chanukah_____ In this night, I will be with you, as I light the candles for this special eve, my heart rejoices in the light you bring. In this night, though we’re far apart, the feelings which consume the core of who I am, allow a place where we are free to be. The...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The sand fills in between my toes with every

    step, as the white noise of the breakers levitate my soul. The seagulls shriek their song as the sun bleeds orange and red into the low clouds.As the palm trees sway back and forth more violently, the noise of the surf increases. The daylight slowly drowns in the distant ocean...
    Chagrinned Chagrinned 46-50, M 4 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    the water ran and the steam raised she lifted

    her little, dark hand to the edge there she stared and gurggled there was "Used to be" unseen for months now reappears the women with the table top back the woman with the long white hair Used to be is her name she used to be a lady. this is only 1. there are others bur today...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    life is a lot tougher

    than the trails they use to leave for us as boy scouts as the eyes of life watch our stories unfold how often do they see us play the fool yet possess the king how often do they feel our sorrow and envy our ecstasy do they smile at our happiness do they...
    flip420 flip420 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 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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    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

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    A look, a smile, a touch,

    until it's just almost too much A sparkle shines in the eye, no more need to be shy Hands roam and explore, clothes begin to hit the floor Need and desire building, our pleasure needs releasing Bodies beautifully entwined, dancing to a mutual grind The world outside fades away...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 6 hrs 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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    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 16-17, M 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    The pain will not go away,

    To find a release– Is what I need. A way to bring myself back to reality, Distorted images of confusion and chaos. The past blurred with the tears of tomorrow, Nothing to be heard but the endless noises of joy. Joy for what? What is there to be so happy about? I am being...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I drank from your wine of lies A sip from a

    cursed cup of false paradise I'm intoxicated with a bitterness, Left with nothing The aftertaste of emptiness I basked in pure seduction Between silken sheets of deceit You vowed the frailest words to me
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 1 Response 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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    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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    What's the point of holding onto something

    that isn't meant to be? Imprisoning yourself for someone when you know you could be free It's like hoping for rain when you're standing in the desert Trying to grasp what fell apart when you know you could do better April/May 2014
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 3 hrs 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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    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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    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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    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 17 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Unfinished I've fallen I'm sick It's

    devastating Confused I wait Humiliating I leave You advance I try to forget You follow I cave No time for regret
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love writing. Poetry it is fun

    and exciting I can become whomever I want I be when writing I can make life amplified and dream of thugs unseen :) come and be free with me
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    How I Feel I was told

    that I could be anything The "anything" I chose was nothing I am wasted life and wasted intelligence To all around me, I am a hindrance. I take, never give; I hurt, never heal. My toxic behavior reflects how I feel.
    metagross metagross 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why is it when I walk down the street,

    you immediately judge me? Have I done something to offend you? Is it the power in my walk, is it the pride in my heart that shines through me, the grace in my strides that you cause too feel this uncertainty. Why is it when I walk down the street, you immediately judge me?
    sinnamonsie sinnamonsie 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    A sexy punny poem. I

    once knew a woman who offered her honor So I honored her offer And all night long I was on her and off her."
    unAmigo unAmigo 31-35, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Still I've reached no answer,

    For the same old question. Will I ever be satisfied, With anything less than perfection? Can I jump the hurdles, Of life's imperfect flow? Will I contain my pride enough, To enjoy the developing show? The standard I've set for myself, Cannot been reached by me...
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Winter Solstice... by moi Music Sanvean Lisa

    Gerard http://youtu.be/1xpkRj99FH0 Stopped, the waning of daylight We reached this point, darkening time, We survived, You survived, As the sun ebbed and flows again, Longer days and shorter nights. Then higher, The waxing of the light. It starts all over again, And I think...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    Culmination inner light at the moment of

    truth Gripping, gliding, exploding milky magma screaming, begging to blame pushing its way into the summoning darkness seeking the source of the impoverishment collapsed flesh entombing the inexorable melting result of collision cracking into the vulnerable trust of want there...
    iwanttoownyou iwanttoownyou 36-40, M 3 days ago

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