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    Man Stands Above One day I hope to find,

    That which I've lost before. One day it will be mine, This feeling I adore. For no man can claim complete If his life he lives alone. And no man should claim defeat, 'Till his name is carved in stone. But to claim this feeling lost, I must learn some inner pride. For this prize...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    She transcends the gods,

    her eyes have lost galaxies of men and women, her face floats in a sea of dark hair, but beyond all that is something greater. Her thoughts, her actions speak the truth, her mind, the epitome of kindness and virtue. When she’s mad the world agrees, when she’s sad the...
    EthanFisher EthanFisher 16-17 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    REBIRTH I was feeling lost

    and helpless My soul had given up the fight When dreams clashed with reality On that strange, surreal night I was deep inside the forest In an ancient, sacred place Large silver drops of mercury Were streaming over my face The planet with the seven rings Was of a deep magenta...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 1 day 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

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    Decisions to make: One path

    for the head Another for the heart To jump up out of bed Or sleep from dawn to dark? To watch a blue bird singing Or scream and screech and scare? To leave the phone a-ringing Or talk and feel and care? To finish your dessert Or only take a bite? To wear your favorite shirt...
    dinah7 dinah7 18-21, F 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 46-50, F 31 Responses Feb 7, 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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    My Life - A Crumpled Up Piece Of Paper I am

    that guy who's there When things go down, down, down When they've been down that long, You just can't bear To see this life go on. My mind, my heart, my soul - Giv'n at moment's notice; To find the road you thought you'd lost. That road makes people happy - The good, the bad...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 22-25, M 19 hrs 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 14 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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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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    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 17 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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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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    Purple mornings and the sweet smell of straw

    arise thoughts of you. Before the birds begin their songs and long four legged shadows walk the shed rows, my coffee's steam evokes a memory of you. On chilly mornings as the sweat of loins steam the air , the silhouette of a thin framed gallop girl transports me a million...
    Lovefetishes Lovefetishes 46-50, M 9 hrs 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 11 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    The Bench I'm nothing to look at I'm nothing

    to see, I'm just an old bench No beauty in me. I'm old and I'm tattered The years have gone by, Beaten by nature My upkeep denied. In life I have seen So many there be, All shapes and all sizes Who rest upon me. Some who have sat here Are looking for rest, A break in their...
    Alan493 Alan493 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Hey I have a blog that I started.

    Check it, also if your on Wordpress follow me thanks. ☺️ www.natashalov.wordpress.com
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    For quite some time It's been unlike this For

    once I've realized My undying wish To be loved and to love Not but just a dream I have seen much life Where there used to be screams Blood running wild and free It's amazing what we believe Components in a giant machine We are all peasants, but equal to royalty I wouldn't...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 1 day 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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    Make me touch you I have to feel your

    skin Your eyes reflect my desire This is a game no one can win I need you in my arms to keep me sane Touching you will ease my pain Make me touch you I can’t do it on my own Dreams of pressing up against you To feel your release and hear you moan Fantasies in my head...
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 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 10 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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 18 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    Aggggghhhhh!

    When you lay in bed, Frustration running through your head, You want to reach out and touch, This is all way too much My mind would not have such a fight, ...If my girl was not so far away tonight ♥
    SophiesSecretRoom SophiesSecretRoom 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 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 11 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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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    Awake all night, oh master of fright,

    this thing called sleep is becoming a disease ridden blight, the crops of discord are being sown, people's true faces being shown at long last. No time to think of the past, we have to act fast, lest we become lost amidst the chaos and lies for which many an innocent man dies...
    Zapxbolt Zapxbolt 18-21, M 42 mins 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 12 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    We all are bleeding No one dares to deny it We

    are all worth completing There are ones who forget In the fray of distant tremors The sound of sirens gone off Left behind somewhere in time Are moments we look back and scoff At the when and whatever may it be Open our eyes to see what we don't like Still the scars present on...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is one of my favorite poems.

    Hope y'all like it. Fulfillment: I had nothing left but hope In the dark of night That my length of rope Had no end in sight It led me to a place With a fragrant breeze Sunlight flooded this space And put my mind at ease What I always dreamed of In the depth of my...
    Ticklishboy35 Ticklishboy35 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I once saw this beautiful girl

    who looked just like an angel. As she walked toward me, I smiled & wondered what a beautiful girl like her could want with a guy like me. As she approached me, I began to see past her beauty & focus on her heart. She looked really hurt emotionally. As we looked at each other...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Shush little darling,

    Grandma's here for you. She has a hug and some kisses too. Her gentle glance warms me up. Her soft lips touch her cup. She has years worth of stories for me. For the day I open up and truly see. Her hand touches mine, and away she rubs. Her hair is the color of a baby bear cub...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days 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 9 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Devil in disguise Is all I can hear I try to

    find the words To describe how I feel A million come to mind Jumbled, scrambled Overwhelming emotion Always attached Our history is long Our time has been short Love and loss Rolled into one My heart aches When I think of you My mind screams With the wasted time My path was...
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    The whisper, a quiet,

    wistful gesture A breath of what couldn't be How it yearns to be on the lips of a careless breeze To be swallowed in darkness caged behind teeth and set free To live again, the moment it's fulfilled tossed between the sculptors of words Placed in memory
    Azureskye Azureskye 18-21 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 2 Responses Jul 14, 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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    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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    15 verses of the Undead The living dead are

    roaming the streets, Rotting men that moan at my door. I am preparing as the scent of decay Assaults me, vile, putrid, so real. They should not have left to brave to open; Impatience has lead them only to their death. Two strangers, Unknown, Old, Useless, Dead now, surely, one...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M 1 Response 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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    This is not a poem, but a question.

    I can't help but notice that lots of poems here are kind of dark and full of angst... For those of you who write that way, what is it about those emotions that inspires you?
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 5 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...
    Sagata Sagata 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    The biggest night of senior year,

    I cant believe it was already here. The one night everyone talks about for generations, At first I had great anticipation. What's so great about prom anyway? Its just another night to let loose and get away. A thousand dollar dress you'll only wear once, A competition...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 3 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 19 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Young one fly away. My arms are old branches

    that winter has hardened over the years. I can give you no shade and my leaves haven't come back. You are full of hope with a song in your heart. You have color on your wings and so much left to fly. Happiness is what you are and I can't even hold you. Tomorrow when you soar...
    Lovefetishes Lovefetishes 46-50, M 1 day 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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    These....these vulgarities Crashing over

    humanity like waves Carrying us out to deep water Floating or sinking into murky depths. 'Floating through life' sounds luxurious Beautiful for a time, with clear blue sky and bright yellow sun With wide black expanse and glowing pale moon. Time passes and I long for the green...
    erieclover erieclover 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs 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've been trying to redo this

    and I think it's alright suicide and misery walk hand in hand as daylight fades.. scattered dreams with shattered hope but they don't care for they got a past unlike anyone else they were poor and ready to live fighting doubt rowning fears having a blast running thru life...
    kieth1994 kieth1994 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    You fill my lungs with more

    than just air But your deep dark despair I taste it on your soft lips And even on your rough fingertips The scent of cigarette smoke clings Do you know of the death it brings
    SlySlytherin SlySlytherin 18-21, F 1 Response 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 10 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    Some people here seem to believe they write

    poetry just because they write sentences with words that rhyme...lol...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 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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    JaixxNinexx JaixxNinexx 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs 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 29 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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