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English Poems



I Have No Life But This
by Emily  Dickinson

I have no life but this, 
To lead it here;
Nor any death, but lest
Dispelled from there;
Nor tie to earths to come,
Nor action new,
Except through this extent,
The Realm of You!
O Mistress Mine
by William  Shakespeare
O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O, stay and hear; your true love's coming,
That can sing both high and low:
Trip no further, pretty sweeting;
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies not plenty;
Then, come kiss me, sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.

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The Sorrow of Love
by William Butler Yeats

The quarrel of the sparrow in the eaves,
The full round moon and the star-laden sky,
And the loud song of the ever-singing leaves,
Had hid away earth's old and weary cry.
And then you came with those red mournful lips,
And with you came the whole of the world's tears,
And all the sorrows of her labouring ships,
And all the burden of her myriad years.
And now the sparrows warring in the eaves,
The curd-pale moon, the white stars in the sky,
And the loud chaunting of the unquiet leaves,
Are shaken with earth's old and weary cry.

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Shall I Compare Thee, (Sonnet XVIII)
by William  Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?
Thou are more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal Summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee

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Could you be the one for me?

Could you be the one for me?
Could you be my find?
Could it be, after all this time,
Fate is going to be kind?

Could you be the one for me,
The one to help me forget
The woman that broke my heart, my soul
The woman that haunts me yet?

You tell me that I'm good
Something I've never heard
But the one still lives here in my mind
That couldn't spare a kind word

It's going to be hard to forget
And pick up the pieces she left
Could you be the one to teach
How to love again and forget?

Could you be the one to come
And mend my broken heart?
Are you willing to piece together
What another broke apart?

It won't be an easy job, you see
My road has been long and rough
And the heart that was once so soft
Is now shut, locked, and tough

But I can feel my heart open again
It's opening for you Just come in,
and love me back That's all you have to do

I must ask you one small thing
Before we part
Please be nice and kind to me
I'm tired of broken hearts

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Your Name Brings Back Memories


Just your name brings back memories!
Of dreams and nothing else...
Because that's all it has ever been.
Dreams that there was a 'we'.
That you cared and that you stayed.
But they will never be,
Because you don't care...
And you left.
Happiness is tough,
It isn't what others say it is.
Seeing you love the man of your life,
but finding out it isn't me...
I need a wake up call...
Tell me to bite into this
bittersweet cake...
called, 'life'.

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Searching for the perfect caress,
longing to end this catastrophic mess,
but wanting something to fill this hole,
you made with wicked nothings upon my soul.
I follow thee unto the night,
Wandering helplessly but in spite,
of everything that I was told and 'learnt',
I fell in love with you and I was burnt.
Oh, how I wish the pain would end,
carry me away or to my death send,
for I am weakened by your eyes,
entranced and possessed by your wicked lies.
Brought to ecstasy by your smile,
a love that seems so infantile.
Upon the night-wind my tears do dry,
the relentless aftermath of an adoring cry.
My soul weeps and pours forth onto thee,
Asking a simple, "do you love me?"
To which your lips do so adequately play,
"of course I do," they merely say.
My heart is torn I cannot stay,
into the darkness I must away.
To watch you by moonlight and hope you are near,
as my voice on the wind whispers... "I love you my dear."


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 Time, for me, just flies so fast...
Without you here, I learned at last.
But when I'm thinking of the past,
My heart just turns to dust.
It was hard for me to let you go.
To face the fact we did not grow...
I've mature to go with the flow,
And learned to take things slow.
I have to accept that the music has ended.
(As the colors of your love had faded...)
And even though things were left unpainted
Days with you will remain remembered.


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by abigail  campanie

 You?ve hurt me so far deep inside
That the wounds may never heal
I don?t know if I can love again
I?m scared of what they?ll do.
I?ve formed a protective seal
Around my body and my soul
To block out those intruders-
Who want me for their own.
I feel like I?ve been raped
Of everything I have
And hung out on the clothesline
For everyone to see.
My heart's been torn and trampled on,
My soul?s been broken, too.
My body feels so violated,
My mind?s been cracked in two.
I doubt that I will ever trust
A woman who says she cares
After all the lies you told me
Believing seems so bare.
I hope I?ll overcome this
In the days that are to come
But never will I forget about
This pain induced in me.

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Love Has Died

by Michel Andre Laval Fortin

I can't make you love me, if you don't
I can't make your heart feel, if it won't
I will surrender, as I'm too weak to fight for you
Because her words and compassion are too strong and true
My only regret would be keeping my past a secret
Had you not been, maybe things would be different
I will always remember you for giving me a few years
But now it's time to move on and shed no more tears
Today I'm letting go because I must
or else tomorrow I would die and turn to dust
The day you left me I cried and cried
I understand now... our Love has Died


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Eternal Regret

by Joel L. Reid

Her loveliness fills his waking hours,
And her tender arms haunt his troubled dreams.
Her voice is a fountain of the sweetest waters,
And her breath, the kiss of angels.
The tone of her skin, the scent of her hair,
The color of her lips in a brightly lit room,
And the softness of her careless touch,
All are memories etched into his soul.
His longing heart races at the sound of her name,
And his emptiness is complete without her.
He counts the minutes until their hearts are one,
And each minute lost is his eternal regret.

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by Rebecca Walkins Randle

Don't caress me with your smile,
don't embrace me with your eyes.
Keep your charm to yourself,
I can see through your disguise.
Don't you think I realize
he still occupies your heart?
And that you merely wanted
to cast me in HIS part?
I feel no pity for you-- so,
don't sigh in glum despair.
'cause you brought me to love's doorstep, then...
just left me standing there.

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The Truth

by Kyla Diane Sharp

 This is just a little bit of information I thought that I should share.
Just in case it ever crossed your mind that I might actually care.
There was a time, I would have given up everything just to be with you.
I thought you were the perfect woman, too good to be true.
I even wrote a list of every reason you touched my heart.
Unfortunately, reality hit and tore all of my fantasies apart.
I gave myself to you, despite your being with another man.
I had it all worked out, it was all part of the plan.
I chose to deceive myself, for one passionate night in your bed.
But, you see, it was more than that to me, it was eternity, in my head.
I thought there was a chance you might actually fall for me.
You would reach out for me in the middle of the night,
and realize it was meant to be.
Then, one day, I woke up and finally saw the light.
You chose to betray your best friend for only one night.
But, you know, only I can be the one to blame.
I was playing with fire, and got burned by its flame.
I learned a valuable lesson from my broken heart.
I put all of the pieces back together and made a fresh, clean start.
Suddenly you popped up again, one day, and I gave in.
I thought, maybe we could start all over again.
But, you eventually showed me it was still, just a game.
You only want me when you're standing alone in the rain.
You think you're so cool and you can have it all.
That's why I'll be there laughing... the day you fall.

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by Harrison  Elliot

I trusted you with all I had
I gave my heart of hearts.
You forgot that it was there,
And let it from your tender care.
I was betrayed... my lady fair.
No longer am I whole now
I'm missing bits and parts.
I know you have them in your hand,
But you don't understand.
Now I'm just a grain of sand...
Nothing more than a small piece
I fight for your affection.
Now I sit here feeling hurt
And if I may be so curt.
I took a bet... and lost my shirt.
I took the gamble and I lost
it's time now for collection.
Now I stop to close my soul,
And bitter grief will take it's toll;
Now I am no longer whole.
I lost my one and only chance
I'm not in deep regret.
What's done is done, I know
But what do have I to show.
And where am I to go?
I covet you, I craved you,
Ever since the day we met.
But what good does it do?
No more may I have you,
Though I deeply want to...
The tide sweeps in and drags
Me back into the ocean blue.
Now I know you're gone,
It's time I'm moving on.
I'm waiting for the dawn.
I promise one day I will find
The long road back to you.
And now I live in fear
I shed an empty tear
And wish that you were here...


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by Fabiola  Gomez

As I'm here in my room,
All I can do is think about you.
Remembering the moments
we've shared,
the first time I met you,
the smile that let me know
you deeply cared.
But all I can do is cry,
wondering why I even try.
If you didn't want to be with me,
why did you bring me
into this world of fantasies?
A world where I had opened
my heart without a doubt
knowing it would be filled
with joy and happiness.
Now, all you're doing is leaving me
in pain and misery.
You don't want to be
with me anymore,
Why won't you be straight out?
You knew the problems we've had,
we could have worked them out
but you never really let me try.
I really wanted this 
to work out,
make it last
but it seemed,
you didn't even try.
Each day that
I'm here without you
all that comes to mind
is "Why, why, 
What was it that I needed
to do to please you?"
What ever it was
heaven knew I tried.
Each tear I shed is
for every time
you become more precious than before;
for how much you really mean to me.
Every tear is
for the pain
that burns in my heart
letting it know
that, day by day
I'm losing you,
I'm losing you fast
with only one word in mind,

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