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The Poet

August 16, 2016
By Maculate_Dream DIAMOND, Riverside, California
Maculate_Dream DIAMOND, Riverside, California
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Favorite Quote:
I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways to not succeed.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

I've been keeping
All these feelings,
Been keeping them deep inside.
I don't show them,
I hidden them,
But sometimes I want to open wide.

Sometimes in life,
I can't handle strife
I don't want to hurt somebody else
So I start writing down
On some paper I found
The emotions I keep to myself.

I know I'm not a lover
And I try to cover
The feelings I have for you.
I try to be romantic
But I start to panic,
I just don't know what to do.

Sticks and stones
May break my bones
But I don't want to hurt your heart.
I can't seem to balance
My feelings for romance
And it's tearing me apart.

I use expressions
To cover my depression.
I have feelings too.
I use words like madness
To cover up sadness,
Just know I'm a person too.

I know my words
Can rather hurt
A person I care about,
So I stay quiet,
Usually silent,
To keep from lashing out.

I'm a quiet poet
I don't show it,
But I have anger too.
I may use profanity
To cover insanity,
But I'm a person too.

I may seem unsure
Or rather insecure
And may appear to be broken
But it's just my devotion
To use my emotions
To create my own beautiful poem.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Oct. 21 2017 at 3:32 am
StArFish504 SILVER, Taylor, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Procrastination rules the nation!

This is amazing! And it seems to fit so well with my life right now.. Keep writing! Your poems always inspire me and are consistently getting better.

on Jan. 2 2017 at 10:45 am
AfricanKing DIAMOND, Warner Robins, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Only you and I can help the sun rise each morning. If we don't, it may drench itself out in sorrow - Joan Baez

I really like your poems, they are so well written :)