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Old 04-03-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Trust me, you guys don't want to read my poetry!

Here's just one example from many years ago:

"Do not hurt me anymore.
Go to Hell and find a wh---!"

Yup, be grateful you don't have to suffer through it.

Everyone else's poems on this thread are beautiful, though!!! Thanks, everyone, for being brave enough to share!
I wrote a poem in Spanish for a competition...but I don't know that getting an "excellent" <<sobresaliente>> really meant all that much. It was high school. And I'm no longer seeing the girl I wrote it FOR.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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Before my joy arrived
I was so sorrowful and empty
I never realized that this long wait
would bring me plenty.

Written by me in 1980. I was ten years old. I was foretelling my future. I found this old poem when unpacking in my apartment 13 years later. I read it to my then 2 year old daughter. It described exactly how I felt about her.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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So sweet and to the point. She will cherish this poem for the rest of her life
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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Talking Words from Jady's "tortured" youth

SIXTEENTH SUMMER


It was my sixteenth summer and oh what a bummer it was not to be flyin' home;

My mom was there to greet me, with her new, "Really Creepy" and I knew that it wouldn't last long;

So I called up some friends, I'd made once again. And I told them just where they could find;

Me, in a house on a hill where nothing seemed "real" and life was just like doin' time!!

By: Jadybug
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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I'm not much good at poetry but this is one I wrote which I was actually quite pleased with. It's called 'Hindsight' and it's about the pain that comes with love, longing, the hold it takes on you, and putting it all into perspective.

HINDSIGHT

Is it too much to ask that this life some day
Might throw the ball straight, no curves on its way
To the plate as I stand here waiting to hit?
The long wait is painful and I can’t seem to quit
As consuming emotions I thought I had slain
Come back to haunt and torment once again
Why must these feelings I have bleed and rape
My day-to-day lifestyle and how it takes shape?
Or perhaps it’s just fate and I’m destined to live
A life full of longing, I’ll never forgive
Whatever bestowed this great burden on me
But as I look around I can actually see
That although it may feel like the world’s going to end
It isn’t and I still have a wonderful friend
Some time in the future I may try to convey
My feelings to them, they’re not easy to say
But in the end there’s more than this
To life and its challenges, even though they exist
And there are plenty more people out there at this time
Who have it much worse than me, and yet still they decline
The help that’s on offer, they prove that they’re strong
By still getting up in the morning, even when things go wrong
My problems seem trivial when they’re compared
To many other issues that go on out there
Wars being fought all over the globe
And yet so often we can never be bothered to probe
The people in charge who are calling the shots
Making decisions that tie humankind up in knots
Hunger and famine, two more problems that rage
Locking whole nations in an invisible cage
And yet still the people affected by these
Take it all in their stride, strength does not come with ease
So when I look back and it’s all said and done
The serious problems I’ve had equal none
As world changing crises often get disavowed
In hindsight I actually feel quite lucky now
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