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    Once upon a time Is just a beginning to a fairy

    tale A fairy tale that will decline and incline A fairy tale is just an ugly creature behind a hideous face A beautiful meaning A beautiful story The tale will only end when the mistress is safe Safe in a strangers arms who she was destined to love Why should the story stop...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    MY DAY STARTED (c) 2015 by Edward York I sat

    and held my coffee cup, The day had just begun. The morning battled to take control, As the clouds still blocked the sun. Orange and crimson were everywhere, As the yellow ray peeked through. The day was almost finally here, And I had lots to do. This was the time I cherished...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    On nights like these,

    alone with only my thoughts, my past returns I can barely keep the voices at bay, they will not be silenced, nor will they tolerate being ignored A dozen voices whispering in the night, in an unending unison of judgement, "you cannot be love" So many chances, and an equal...
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    You are the lady of the lake; dancing with the

    sun kissed ripples of a late and hazy afternoon spent idly wandering... light feet, free and fancy, skipping over Lily pads and swaying to rhythm of the reeds, their roots sunk deep in the cool blue pools of devotion. You are the scent of pine in the dark forest, flirting with...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days 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 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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    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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    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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    summer smiles and laughing rain,

    amidst the people the fool so vain. he smiles at all to dance and sing, this to celebrate his rise to king. a crown of lead with robes of dust, scepter bent and sword of rust. this motley fool, the knave of hearts, has lost his sould to loves sweet arts. but love alone is...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I look to the right And I see something

    beautiful, Something oh so bright, But please, let me be truthful. Beauty reminds me of the pain, It drives me insane! Who could stand breaking down When there's nothing to cause a frown? It makes me want to suffocate Trust me, I don't exaggerate. Please, someone tell me...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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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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    Heaven by: Rob Paquin Heaven hides within

    your smiles I know this to be true. Because I saw heaven there when I looked at you. A smile so pure and simple Your inner light was flowing free I truly saw my heaven there When you smiled at me ~The Snowdog
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 1 Response 13 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 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Title: Bright Illusions The world is draped

    fully grey. For fantastical dualities. Cannot survive true reality. Like the fairytale "Good And Evil".
    Sarode Sarode 22-25, M 21 hrs 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 19 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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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    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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    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 30 Responses Feb 22, 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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    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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    by: Rob Paquin Long dark locks Bewitching

    eyes Your beauty; Like the dawn A timeless clock An eternal sunrise Your visage drives me on Elegance of tone Symmetry in motion Your grace so undefined Upon a throne In my heart's devotion My feelings are now enshrined Within my silence And my averted glance The...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I’d Rather Fly Dawn’s warming caress I

    feel the beginning of the beginning Soft, sultry, summer sun Warm, full and free Peeking through the trees All the love (world) for you and me Sweet child, sweet smile Eyes green, full and free Shine in the soft, sultry, summer sun And in that moment we are one We are won Lush...
    Personalstories Personalstories 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    CRAYON ON THE WALL (c) 2015 by Edward York My

    memories never fail to flow, Back to when you were small; To toys scattered on the floor, And crayon on the wall. I remembered all the questions asked, On trips with just us two, Like why is the water wet, And why the sky is blue. Those times we had were simple times, Your...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 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 8 Responses May 29, 2013

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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 4 Responses Feb 9

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    It's all here contained within the sharp

    scratch from the bleeding quill torn from the wings of flightless dreams and dipped in fantasy's brimming well where expression is the fresh carrion in a dream's possession, gripped by the talons of raven raged nights; and the ink I spilt over these crumpled sheets holds neither...
    phlatonmeback phlatonmeback 46-50, M 3 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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    Red lines And sleepless nights Sharp

    blades Remember what they say All i remember Is that terrible day It was june And you slipped away Silent sleep Peaceful dreams Missing you hurts deeply Cant you see Its tearing me to shreds Inch by inch Tearing me up They watch me burn Laughing at me And making fun Of this...
    KillaSparks KillaSparks 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Time is the healer of a bleeding heart,

    Love is the thing that keeps it from falling apart, The mind is an intelligent tool Without it a man is no more then a ignorant fool, I grow to strive and teach my brain, Days get hard and it can be quite a pain, However I never wish to be plain, My soul is impure by...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    As father's Day approaches I was inspired to

    write this. MY DAD Sometimes occasions come our way, Inspiring memories good and bad. The occasion that is now close at hand, Brings me memories of my dad. The things he taught me have stayed in place, And have become a map for me to tread. As he told me about the things in...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 18 Responses Jun 18

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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 10 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Entanglement (pt.2 fragments) Love is nothing

    but Lust and Flesh not but Dust and if you ask me what I am I'll tell you I'm lost. This crumbs are not enough for me to find my way home; I wonder if I've ever had one.
    Fenicethered Fenicethered 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ~ Candles of Remembrance ~How often objects

    from the past Become candles of remembrance,With wispy, heated waves of bygone yesterdays;Dancing flame in my iris reflection.The warm wax of echoes pastGlides slowly down to a cradled hold.Gathering all that was and will be,Until next time needed, when the world is cold...
    Connifer Connifer 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    PRECIOUS PEOPLE Once in a

    while we all lose our mind eyes shadowed over, temporarily blind. The world looking confusing, people unkind but you'll always have those who wont leave you behind. They are by your side and have your hand as you're confused and unbalanced, they help you stand having them near...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Grave-marker for a tender- heart Take this

    tender heart of mine and throw it far away Replace it with a stone and make it cold as ice Take this tender heart of mine and lock it in a box Then throw away the key and never search it out again There is no reward for being kind There are only those who take and those who...
    Itismerachel Itismerachel 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT (c) Edward York I sometimes

    write down words, Just to make you think. I create a feast meant for your mind, And invite you for a drink. The words I write aren’t always deep, And neither are they always right. Sometimes they are just written down, To bring obscure things to light. It is easy to become...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Please my beautiful little butterfly its time

    to wake up and spread your bright and colourful wings,The time has come to explore this vast amazing world and and see what the new dawn brings.Please fly free lil one, no longer do you have to keep your feet firmly to this tree,The sky is now your branches and they are as high...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION Living with

    depression is not an easy thing going thru each day not knowing what it may bring. It's not as easy as you may think to wash it all straight down the sink. I have ups and downs, but I still do try but when I mess up, you scold and I cry. With depression you can be happy or sad...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    espheixn I can't say what I want,

    much to my dismay, still talking and taking things, farther and farther away losing focus again, like times from the past, they never end I can't imagine what I'm doing so far my attention, that which I am losing still struggling to believe sure enough to breathe I can't...
    Nearth179 Nearth179 22-25 3 days ago

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    rhythmic sound echoes down iron halls.

    desperate scratching behind cold walls. midst tear stained passages and memories doors locked tight, spectral dreams swirl with fright. dark is the mind of broken hearts realm, grey ships of fear, with death at the helm. lifes blood pools in lakes black as night, when future...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 6 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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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