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Who do you think you are?

Twisted Dreamer
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This is ME

Kind, fun, caring, smart
Imagination drawn in beautiful art.  
Grace given without  debt
Instantly decide the hurt to forget.  
Surrounded by positivity, gratitude and joy
Speaking words to enrich and never destroy
Conscious of nature in all its glory  
Proud to live my individual story
Not deterred by establishments rule,  
Kind to animals, never cruel.  
Welcome, adventure knocking at the door.
Embrace any chance to explore
Forging a unique path
Glass always full, never half  
Practising unconditional love †
Believing in the force living above
Steadfast in my beliefs,  
Comforting others in moments in of grief.  
What is wealth if friendships are hollow?  
Give me connections and money borrowed
In years to come and my light fades
Peace I'll enjoy knowing, from my path I never swayed.
Written by JOY (Joybell)
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Dangerous Mind
United States
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Who Will I Be?

Some say I came into the world with fire
In my veins and the truth in my heart.
If one stands close enough they can see
And feel the emotions, including desire
I wear on my sleeve every day. I start
From scratch because it is who I will be,

And become. They see that fire turns into
Water, something calm below the surface.
To them I am God because they think I have
That much power, but I am only like the blue
And calm sky. I am the raindrops they trace
With their silky fingertips and as they halve

Their love they are born with I am there as
A reminder to be gentle, yet free. Kind yet
Brave. Smart yet balanced. Happy yet elated.
Because I know the fire and I know the topaz
Flames. I know pain. I know the burnt cigarette
And I certainly know how much the world waited.
Written by eswaller
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Twisted Dreamer
United States
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Tears Of A Broken Soul

My heart ache as you break me away
You walk out on me
Left without having any words to say

My love had expire
Sour like apples
In my feelings
I felt like i'm going to be sick

Tears falling down my face
My heart is broken
This hate I cannot erase
Without even having any words to be spoken

Tears of a broken soul
This pain doesn't seem to subside
With the true emotions you always try to hide
There is nothing left to do
But die from the tears of a broken soul

I thought love suppose to be true
This was all a lie
I thought this was meant to be
Everytime I look in the mirror I see me
Written by MalcolmJThePoet
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Twisted Dreamer
United States
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Live a little more

I donít feel alive
Sitting on the couch
No one calling
Nothing on tv

Focus on my breathing
Decide whoís deceiving
Disguise who Iím being
Dream who I could be again

Describe how Iím feeling
Prescribed to feel again
Only to stare at the ceiling
Blank face in my mirror begs

If Iím already dead
I should start living
Stop caring while
I can be me again

Until then
I crawl out my grave
And try
A little harder than before
Iíll live
Live a little more

Might Fall on my knees
Beg god please
But Iíll Breathe in the new

I donít want to feel
possessed by this feeling
Wanna do whatís next
while Iím stealing air breathing

I donít know where
Iím going to stay
when all this goes away
No memories or thoughts
So Iím going to start living a little more
Written by 0UTPUT_a_AURA (rushing._RUMOR.s)
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Tyrant of Words
United States
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Here I am a change man due to an situation that became beyond my own control but yet it is that one situation, that changed my life forever as it became a health issue that I didnt even knew exist, for you see lets start from the beginning of that journey 17 years ago for the date was Dec 19 2002. † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
 † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †It was in the wee hours of the morning just like another raising of the sun when I awaken to start my day but yet to my own surprise, a shape pain run up my spine grabbing me with an unexplainable hurting pain till it bought tears to my own eyes, leaving me in a fetus position unable to move due to the shapeness of pain that run up my spine. † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †As I laid there waiting to be taken to the hospital all kinds of thoughts were running endlessly through the mere depth of my mind and for the life of me I couldnt figure out why, well after the MIR and CT SCAN I was inform that I would need to be rush to surgery to repair my spine for a spinal infusion as I was inform that I may not ever walk again. † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
 † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †As that thought sinked into the vortex of my mind I saw my life through a different set of eyes, even as the tears fell down my face asking WHY is this happening to me but upon my awakening from the surgery, that fact became truth spoken indeed for there I laid unable to move my legs facing a life bound within a wheel chair with therapy awaiting me for my future life cycle. But yet as the reality settle in my mind I was determined to walk again on my own strenght of power, for the me that I was never believed in giving up so on Dec 24 2002 I was sent home for recovery cause I didnt wanted to spend xmas even in the hospital, for I was already feeling the depression setting in my mind as well as my soul. † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
 † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †But through deep determination and the help from the most highest spiritual soul and good kindred souls those 3 years, were the most painful years of my life for you see I was determined to walk again by any means necessary, so through therapy and time to heal I achieved that goal to walk again on my own for its been 17 years since that time and I still am walking now only difference I walk with a cane now as I have been bless to continue to have LIFE.
Written by Stoney223
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Daniel Long
Thought Provoker
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Psyche of the Dark Poet

Sanity is an unsympathetic creature lurking in our blind spots.
If the dusky rays of Gothic art canít cast out this relentless foe,
Then our gift of imagination and will of expressionism
will ignite its stalking shadow with a vengeance.

Iím proud to be of another psyche.
Without it, would we write
with such metaphorical beauty?
I think not.

In fact,
all these words
would be ordinary.
The hell with ordinary!

I want my head to whirl around without the sense
of what is in front or in back of me.
Can a head spin 360 degrees?
Imagination could.

It can turn this head again and again
until it screws off its spine and lands by my feet.
Even then, Iím not spitting dirt,
Iím chewing what the world has discarded,

Whether it be taboo or the unspeakable,
it belongs to me.
My words, my feelings, my thoughts,
thereís no defined script for imagination.

Latch the hooks into our mouths
with what you think is true
but they will not open for you
or in a way in which youíd perceive.

The distinct silhouette of reality will be within sight,
the metaphor, however;
will have a shadow which blends
into the most potent of light.

Wherever the creature may lie,
its white eyes illuminated in some dark shadow.
Now and again
its claws sting the outer reaches of my body.
Written by gothicsurrealism (Daniel Long)
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Thought Provoker
United Kingdom
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buddydog H Faulk III
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Today I realize † †
Angels are here with me † † † † † †
This city just won't let me be † † † †
The wicked are always at my door † † † † † †
They keep crying out for more

I'm trapped in the beginning of the end † † †
I can't see my blessings, Just my sins
Voices echoing in my head † † †
They say don't look back my friend
Leave here before you're dead
Her memory blows like the salt in the wind

Here on this mountain † † † † † †
There's no peace within me † † † † † †
I pray for you to set me free † † † † † †
Everything I can't remember † † † † † †
They took from me in disgrace † † † † † †
In their attempt to save the human race

Find your future from the past
For the salt will forever last
Life is not a compromise
Keep on moving leave it behind
By faith youíll only realize
Her memory blows like the salt in the wind
Written by buddydog (buddydog H Faulk III)
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Fire of Insight
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I am an Empath

I can feel what you feel
my empathy intense
be it grief or bliss
grateful for this sense
I can conjure serenity
steadiness reassured
offering compassion
your peace of mind secured
I can absorb your emotions
inherently for me to own
sometimes it is pleasure
on occasion, despairís chaperone
I can know your chaos
but manifest neutrality
ease your suffering
intuition my normality
I can perceive the whole of you
possessing an ability to lift
while the toxic may be my curse
your love and kindness are my gift
Written by mel44
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Fire of Insight
United States
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Since You Asked

A dreamer
A lover    
Loyal to the core †  
A sheep Dog †  
A warrior †  
Still fighting the war †  
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Lingering in my head †  
Those demons buried deep †  
Seeping from locked boxes †  
And stealing my sleep †  
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A friend †  
An enemy  
Which one is up to you †  
A lion †  
A pit bull †  
Holding on 'til I am through †  
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I have trouble letting in †  
And even more letting go †  
Protector to those close †  
Nightmare to my foes †  
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A person †  
A human †  
Trying to be a normal guy †  
An ambivert †  
A Drunk †  
Who loves drinking rye †  
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So who am I † †
This is what you want to know †  
I am a lil bit of everything †  
With epic highs, devastating lows †  
Written by Wh1skeySwagger (Swagger)
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Dangerous Mind
United Kingdom
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Feel I stole this from Butters I thought her entry was so much better. Congrats to Drone too

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