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    I write poems, I do it

    when I'm sad or when a touching idea strikes me.I write stories too.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 3 days ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 2

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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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    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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    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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    Pierced ©A. L. E The skin

    so smooth The pain so deep Pierced right through the skin so deep It feels so good it does not hurt The release I need freed my mind Pierced to deep freeing the layers Letting out all the emotions I'm not a wanna be player Pierced the skin final attempt Releases it all...
    SassyNclassy04 SassyNclassy04 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My soul lost in compelete dispair.

    Will she ever know how much i love her. I cant tell her how i feel. I keep myself hidden from the world only she knows of my being there. Everyday as she comes sits there talkn to me. I want to tell her that only she can set me free from compelete dark dispair. Her eyes seep...
    Airin1987 Airin1987 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 9 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    YOUR STORIES (c) 2015 Edward York I always

    enjoyed when I met with you, You greeted me with a smile. I shook your hand and had a seat, And visited for a while. Your hand I felt was full of wrinkles, It was also stiff and cold. But your stories have warmed my heart, Since I was eight years old. Your stories were full of...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 hrs ago

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    https://youtu.be/kLfTAPEvz7U .

    T.h.E.r.E.I.s N.o.L.i.G.h.T.f.O.R.y.O.u .A.t.T.h.E.E.n.D.o.F.t.H.E.t.U.n.N.e.L. your self-extinction suicide be thy name horrors blind to the dove **** on your blind and feeble innocence hovering over your false courage ghost hope and spent charity clinging to human frailty...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 1 Response 2 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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    Walking along "Who I am" road leads to the path

    of who I will become, Never giving up will cause me to reach my chosen destination by the beat of my own drum, I will overcome, though my soul is old, my heart stays independently young, I can overcome whatever is negatively plunged at me by some. I am blessed in spirit by...
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Slipping on Mist Where is the joy of my

    precocious youth, that slowly slipped one morning into a mist, like a lover's lost affection for lips once kissed and sipped so sweetly like little nips of vermouth, and never returned? Where is the joy of my youth, that made me shake with delight and fear at a tryst...
    pone22 pone22 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 19, 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 12 Responses Jun 8, 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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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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    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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    I burn my city away on cheap nights,

    eight glasses wasted on a dry throat. The sound of boots squishing raw soil set a course of sirens through my rotting ears, ******* my dilated pupils into the boiling sun, crying in the presence of my son, yet there I am, seated among thinly threaded confessions...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 14 hrs ago

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    Persistent **** Words fail to rain what the

    heart wants to say... ... Life is strange... ... Bleeding lust's redemption... ... Failing to mention that love has an existence... ... ******* breeds desires of passionate innocence which you fail to see through your storm of persistence .
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    silly me thinking that you loved me silly me

    thinking that you cared silly me wishing you would stay oh silly me you know everyone leaves you anyway
    keanukenway keanukenway 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    ALONE All morning, all day,

    all evening, and all night existing as one only in the mind and out of pain's sight. Lover making love with no one but myself all the time; sharing with no one but myself my life. Only laughing to the sound of my own thoughts, reads, reacting to needs; simply looking forward...
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 41-45, F 2 days ago

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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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    July 2015 You were water; I was thirsty And

    what you gave me left me wanting more. Your waves rushed over me and I floated, feeling weightless Then sank down and scraped along the jagged ocean floor And tumbled beneath the surface until the tide dragged me to shore. As I lay there on the beach Blistered and bleeding, I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 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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    Yes I don't like you like that.

    ..but that is why I can't have you...this will be complicated and your understanding is priceless...even if I wanted you I still couldn't have you...and since I don't have you...I don't want you...and if I did want you I'd have you... but your presence is what I want right now...
    Hon3yD3w Hon3yD3w 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I created waves for you,

    tuned them perfectly to go with the wind. A glass of cherry red and a fine book too. Started from the clouds and changed each hue. Made them fine-tasting cupcakes so you would ask for me. Sang you a fine tune when you couldn't see. My voice was there when everyone had left. My...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 19 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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    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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    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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    Laying here in this empty room,

    Praying and wishing that it'll all be over soon.Not wanting to sleep,Not wanting to cry.Too hard living,But not easy enough to die.Drip, drop, drip,Can you hear the blood in this sinful home?No one knowsNot to trust her alone.I the serenity she falls weary,In calamity she feels...
    xMariKunx xMariKunx 13-15, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Scary Wears Boots Dance in the darkness.

    So alive amid dying light, Embraced by the night, Illuminate with unseen bliss. The earth is your canvas. Scary, yet I’ve no fear. From afar I see slow dancing: On haunted soil, frolicking In ragged dress with messy hair, Awkward steps oh, so dear. Remove your cozy boots...
    MidnightScribe MidnightScribe 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    POLITISPEAK (c) 2015 Edward York The crowd

    had come from miles around, To hear the politician speak. He said that he would create jobs, And be a champion for the weak. The applause that came from the crowd Could easily be heard. And everyone was mesmerized, As they hung on every word. As the speaker spelled out his...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    The reason i cant be with you Is cause you

    broke me Then looked at me differently Because you succeeded with your destruction So that made me not strong enough I couldn't withstand your infection I allowed you too close too my deepest possession And you stole it And now I'm that broken toy That you cant play with no...
    Brideofchucky Brideofchucky 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Friendship Umbrella Raining down like a hum

    drum musical heart beat is this storm beating down inside of me... ... Reminding me of how empty life can be. Raging wild like the wind your energy blows right through me and I feel it's whip teasing me so lovely... ... Reminding me how sweet a friend's love can be. Thank...
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 RebelOfSouthernEnvy1223 41-45, F 2 days 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 10 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I'm just going to make one up.

    . I fall in love with everyone. well every man at least. if they give me attention, listen...care it sweeps me right off my feet. my bf. .he never hugs me, hardly touches me or speaks. tears fill my eyes when somebody hugs me no strength left, I go weak. this loneliness is...
    HaaliMojghan326 HaaliMojghan326 26-30, F 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 32 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    I hide my true self not

    because I feel ashamed, but because I'm afraid of the discrimination I will get...I love everyone and everything...When we have a conversation and open up to one another, I guess Ive opened up a little to far...Now it seems to me we are right back at the start...We never speak...
    Hon3yD3w Hon3yD3w 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    She corners me Then whispers me her poetic

    verses laced with love And although Id always find her art appealing I can't be with her This thing that she wants will never be enough She doesn't believe me when I say I'm no longer good for her I love her still And I always will But I'm not willing too go down that road...
    Brideofchucky Brideofchucky 22-25, F 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 17 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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