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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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    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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    thunder rages inside the calm trying hard to be

    a mom bipolar mind schizo thoughts racing words and she's caught insiders come hide her away push her aside while they play
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 2 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 21 Responses May 28, 2012

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    My Symphony Of Pain My ribs are alive with

    arthritis And they're wailing a hurting song They cry out in pain with each breath that I take And my hips and my knees sing along My fingers pick out the melody Each one plays a note of its own My shoulders and ankles bang out the bass Sending vibrations to each of my bones...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 16 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    Friday by moi Music: Biutiful soundtrack -

    Vitaliy Zavadskyy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5EpnbziteY Sighing with relief Made it again. Comfort, freedom Time to play, Time to put away Unrelenting responsibilities Of keeping the sail full of air. Sleeping in, warm, coffee with no rush, The soft rounded mountain and...
    Yeronlyman Yeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 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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    Secret In my head Lives a Secret I cannot

    speak it For it has no words In my head Lives a Secret I cannot show you it For it has no form In my head Is an empty aching space Where I invite Invisible Untouchable Unspeakable Secrets The story of my life Open Given Willingly Naively Painfully Hopefully? The Secret in...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 1 Response 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 am everything I am nothing I'm your

    strength When you are feeling weak The voice of courage And the quiet calm That wraps around you like a balm You are more than you think You're the light in my dark My walk in the park You give me that spark To carry on when all is lost No matter what the cost
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I sit on this perch, majestic

    and proud. The brilliance of my plumage, brilliant and loud. My elegant crimson tail slightly swaying in my cage of gold. Such elegance, such grace. Like the queens of old. But then the heat spreads from my tail to my golden head. Puff, I burst into the ashes I have been taught...
    DesiredNightmare DesiredNightmare 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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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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    We’re packing up the camper today Won’t you

    come along with us? Don’t know where we will go Don’t know yet where we will stay Could be this layby or that parking bay One thing that is certain is that the time will be gay We could sit by the sea Supping a cup of tea Or by the motorway Just passing time of day Or even...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    The last season’s finished The final pot is

    on board The crab’s in And the money rests in my pocket The sun goes down on the end of an era For next year I won’t be here I’m going on to pastures new I’ll be watching my boys as they do The job I’ve done for many years I hope that the advice I’ve given Was...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 day 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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    'When Life Seems Impossible'

    When life seems impossible No one cares if you live or die… Change your hair, show up early Put out that extra effort, sigh a lot Dress to the nines and carry a flamboyant...
    therepurposedmale therepurposedmale 51-55, M 3 days ago

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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 10 Responses May 25, 2014

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    Swift motions of the swooping rain left only

    remnants of what it used to be. Soaked in a puddle on the concrete. Becoming the collective soul of one. Rather than individuals. The teardrop shapes became one. Only to be recycled, to become those quick little sky tears once again.
    Beaniesandbands1 Beaniesandbands1 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    She stood still in the dark,

    listening silently, restlessly, the echoes of her hear beat that made her capable of living again. She sat against the hard wooden floor - her body stiffed against the concrete wall- she knew it wasn't the end yet. Every emotions that went through her heart, she understood it...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Feel like dead When you find you got no

    soul And you are been laid down in a 6ft hole When you body starts to fade away And your memories are the things that stays You feel like a dead, a true dead But when you are alive and find no one cares You want someone, but can't find to share When your heart longs for hope to...
    uniqueguy91 uniqueguy91 22-25, M 1 Response 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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    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 12 Responses Feb 5, 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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    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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    In the tattered shards of lasting embrace I

    feel the nick of you lingering cool as winter's solstice, feel the nick of you like a dagger cold upon the intangible grace of my skin. such a sin it was to love you. And when I am at last ushered into the chambers of sleep, when I am blanketed in that dark array of...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 11 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 30 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Past realisation revisited by moi Music by

    Keith Kenniff - Portraits Pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjSvdadBoGA Waking up, cold frosty morning Sun peaking beyond the lid of cloud, Golden orange glow, breathe, It’s so much harder today than before. Coffee, motorway, cars all aligned in a row. Coming up for air...
    Yeronlyman Yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Just when I think it's mended I have to dodge

    another shot Mucking up all my practice And by now I think you'd know The danger in your words Poison-tipped rounds Aimed at the wrong heart What is it you want from me? Or don't you even know? I dumped every drop I had left Spilling it on the ground The daily wonders...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 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 Poignancy Of Love The majestic beauty of

    this enchanted place stands pale in its comparison to thee crested in a night of armor a simple wanderer of the truth in a deathly place for love's fallacies I wander the distance finding myself here this place collapses against time itself rearing back against its own...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I see you I see you in places ,

    that I know your there I see you in the morning, a little bird that knows your there I see you in my mirror, a face I wish to kiss I see you in my dreams, your always there I see you in my heart, beating inside of here I see you everywhere that is how I know.... I love you
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 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 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I still love you you give me butterflies

    when I see you you get me I enjoy our friendship I can't see my life with out you. . your family you make me happy hearing your handsome voice hugging you close your lips so sweet your touch on my back makes me smile.
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, 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 9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hope I'm not sharing too much.

    let me know if I am.. She wore her day with a smile It was nothing for her to stop And help someone smell the roses Finding peace in imperfection Drops of help in small doses She carried out daily duties Drawing strength from above Fought through the afflictions...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 2 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 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 17 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    last one, really... Wintered Heart Winter

    beckons outside my window Tapping with a glimpse of sunlight. Promising warming rays Warmer days... ...I remember when first my heart skipped And I would race out the door With renewed anticipation Only to find Familiar bitterness. Wind burned heart Numb from...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Smoldering fire of hearts desire Compassion

    overwhelming Longing for release Dancing beneath a winters moon Words are meaningless Tonight I see the truth The holes in the hopes The never audible yes Only attracted to the ropes Another of life's sick tests Injustice, it settles Just like mist from a rain on a hot muggy...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When The Days Are Through And

    when the paddles slash, Against salty waters, Yet the sharks swim quietly through. The dim lights flash, For one last time, And lies divide from truth. And bands collide, In waging war, 'Till kingdoms fall in blue. And they see the Child, In robes of gray, For it is when the...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 3 days 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 22-25, M 17 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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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 17 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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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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