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Damien Neighbors

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted. I’m 21 now. My heartache for my passed friend still stands, but I’ve moved. I’ll be writing more.<3 -Damien
January 22, 2019
Livingston, United States

College has been a hard thing. I want to thank all of you on here who have given my writing any form of support. I love all of you. I don’t know many of you, but your support has helped my growth.
I’ve been working through a depression streak with the passing of a close friend, and ceased my writing for close to a year. But I am back and wanting to write and grow further.
For all of you here for the journey, I thank you.
Here’s to you, and here’s to another year of poetic growth.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
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January 22, 2019
Livingston, United States

Poetic Tragedy

The reluctance of the morning wake.
Does not end when you start,
Your day.
The thing that was supposed to be better than,
The last.
Thing you thought was “wow, could this be”,
Any worse.
And you would have ended,
Your life.
Is exactly what other people want,
To imitate.
Your neighbor will lead to an ever living,
Heartbreak.
Is the worst thing you will ever,
Experience.
Is what you will need to survive in this,
World.

Every waking moment is nothing but a poetic tragedy, learn to embrace these moments.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
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August 29, 2018
Livingston, United States

Fire ants build hives in sugar skulls. Death camps take showers in the murder pool. Concentrate the fruit and choke out the flavor. Just to savor. Hang the criminals right beside the mayor. Cancel the cancer subliminally. Let your padded brain cells riddle me. Let the saddened masses float past the last drifter. Used to get in trouble for calling the pastor mister. My name is Lucy, Lilith is my sister. We are just demons on Angel dust. Let the acid rain make your iron angle rust. Feelings die so don't let your anger trust. We are just lotuses draped in rosary. Concrete flowers just looks like another rose to me. My shit a little different it's probably because I chose to be. Golden garmets re...

DO NOT BE DECEIVED
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August 11, 2018
Jackson, United States

Fleeting Emotions

You know sweetheart
You do not understand
You push me to my limits
My emotions are feeling a little bland

When I feel like letting go
You pull my emotions back
But I do not wanna gamble
This ain't no black jack table

I tell you how I feel
You shrug it off tonight
But tomorrow you change your mind
And my emotions took a flight

I don't feel that way anymore
And you stand there feeling dumb
What could have been is through
My emotions now are numb

I took a shot
And was shot down
You changed your mind too late
And your smile's now a frown

But that isn't my problem
I haven't to worry
My emotions took a flight
And to catch them is no hurry.

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BE KIND
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July 23, 2018
Livingston, United States

Illiterate.

There is not a day that can go by
Where I do not think about you.
About all the thing that we have done,
Oh, it’s depressing how the time flew.

Every person has their story,
And every story is put into a book.
And this book we call history,
And history is always repeated.

For we as a species,
Have become illiterate.

Stories are told and passed along,
And things are changed when they sound wrong.
They are changed when they do not fit their ideas.
They are changed when they win their war.

For every person has a story,
And every story is put into a book.
This book is written in pencil,
And every page is riddled with marks.

For we as a species,
Have become illiterate.

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STARS
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July 17, 2018
Livingston, United States

Somber Sleep

Midnight comes and passes.
You lay awake in your bed.
For another night there is no sleep,
On the pillow you lay your head.

Pray for sleep is all you will do.
And this sleep will never come.
For what ever reason you still pray,
And pray for sleep is all you will do.

Midnight comes and passes.
The twilight hours caress your window.
These are the most peaceful times.
And you lay your head on your pillow.

But tonight is a special night.
For sleep is not required,
Most night drag on and on for hours.
But, tonight, you are not tired.

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STARS
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June 11, 2018
 

No Strings Attached

I just want to get back,
Into the swing of things.
I’ve been stuck in a rut.
Just looking for my cut.
But when I asked for my share, I was handed a knife,
And told to cut ties.

Now I’m sitting here, with no one to call.
Not a dime to my name, and any reason at all.
But I still have this knife,
Without any ties.

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ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE
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January 26, 2018
Livingston, United States

Hey everyone, it’s been a rough year. I’ve deal with a lot of death and a lot of hardship. I’ve started college though, so that’s a plus. I will soon be writing again, so look forward to my postings.

Have a wonderful day

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May 22, 2017
Citrus Heights, United States

Daily Struggles Are A Tragic Tale

One day you may wake up,
With nothing left to feel.
You'll beg for time to take it's toll
The day the reaper comes to take your soul.

I can not say that this gets better.
I can not say that you'll learn to cope.
That you'll learn to deal with it.
How to put up with all of this shit.

But you'll eventually reach a day when,
You'll look at yourself and say
"Is it really worth continuing on,
Feeling so worthless day after day?"

And from one question to the next.
Please.
Tell me......

"So, are you ready to show the world how beautiful a tragedy you really were?"

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LOVE YOURSELF FIRST
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April 20, 2017
Marysville, United States

A Dagger Threw a Rose

A dagger threw a rose,
Representing the pain it shows.
For with such beauty comes frustration,
And as such will come devastation.

Symbolically it reads,
If only you could see,
What sorrows I have been through,
So only I could appeal to you.

For a dagger through a rose,
Representing the pain it shows.
We mask our scars with fake beauty,
Because all our lives with such scrutiny.

And with every rose we stop to admire,
With each rose we soon grow tired.
A pain only its thorns can show,
There's a dagger threw a rose.

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BOB TAYLOR
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January 26, 2017
Jackson, United States

Death

I see the pain you are going through, but I can not relate.
For much like love, I do not see death on the same level as you.
All I can do is sympathize and share your pain through empathy.
I can not give you advice on how to cope, nor on how to bare this burden.
For as I've said before, death does not relate to me as it does to you.

Remorse, guilt, shame, depression, regret.

All I can do is lend a shoulder to cry on,
And an ear to listen,
For anything else I would be useless.c

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DARK NIGHT
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January 11, 2017
Jackson, United States

Tension

Saving for a car,
Or saving for a pension.
Working in this life
Creates so much built up tension

Some of us use drugs,
Others rely on music,
To release the built up tension,
All of us abuse it.

Life can be stressful,
And harmful to your health.
But do not forget to mention,
That it often creates tension.

It manifests itself in pain,
It manifests in weight gain.
Stresses, problems, and confrontation,
Will always cause built up tension.

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PEACE
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February 28, 2016
Jackson, United States

Till Death

You're think kind of person that makes me ask why would I fuck around with you.
There isn't shit I would be able to gain from a relationship with you.
We'd have our fun for a little bit, but it'd always go back to that same old shit.
It just isn't meant to be this way, but neither of us has the will to say...
That we should step back, that we should walk away.
This isn't a game either of us wants to play.
Setting a stage, for our hearts to play, out this tragedy
Like Romeo and Juliet, neither of us can forget, that this story will end.
In two deaths, or what feels as if it were.
For both of us were so sure.
That this silly little thing would last "till death do us part".

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February 24, 2016
Jackson, United States

That Will Be The Day

There will be a day
Where you'll look back and say
"I wish I would have played that differently"
And eventually you will see...

That things could have worked out
We didn't need to scream and shout
That you took my words and twisted them
Got things from it that was never meant for them

But you hear what you want
And you take it and run

And there will be a day
Where you'll look back and say
"Damn I should have done that differently"
And hopefully you will see

That our relationship wasn't terrible
That what we had wasn't horrible
That these questions were rhetorical
When you asked if I truly loved you

Because I did
And I still do

And there will be a day
When you look...

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December 25, 2015
Chickasha, United States

Depression

With every word you say
It puts me into a deeper depression
In a state with no regression
And baby that hurts

I look around and I see
People laughing and having fun
All of them playing under the sun
But my day was cloudy

Everything around you is colorful
You see the rainbow
And at the end a pot of gold
But I'm simply stuck with the rain

It all became empty
It all became grey
A sense of worthlessness
A feeling of lost

And within a deep recession, only to be described as depression.

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December 18, 2015
Chickasha, United States

Roses

As we walk through this life
We stop to smell the roses
We admire scent that it adorns
But often we forget the thorns

We see its beauty, in all its glory
But least not we forget it's story
We see the colors, and smell the scent
But we ignored the thorns ounces again

We got too close
And we got pricked
We blamed the rose
But in the end we forget

That even the most beautiful things can cause us pain
All because we forgot their thorns

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December 10, 2015
Chickasha, United States

It's Not So Hard

I once heard that writing was hard
I was told I wouldn't get far
But I took my shot to write this song
And I learned that they were all wrong

Let me tell you a story
And you repeat it for me
Living your dreams should be your number one goal
Live the way that's calling your soul

One day you'll be living like a star
Live your dreams, you'll be going far
You don't know who you really are
But baby, it is not so hard

At the end of the day
All you really need to say
All you need to tell us
Is that it wasn't so hard

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December 3, 2015
Chickasha, United States

Rock Bottom

We've all felt it once
You've felt it in your stomach
Wishing you could have got them
But damn man, you've hit rock bottom

You can call it what you want
But I call it depression
Empty chested, and sore hearted
It really leaves an impression

But there's a light at the end
The end of this tunnel
Don't let it all crush you
While it all falls out of a funnel

But at the end of the day
The end of the tunnel
At the end of your life
We've all hit rock bottom

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November 23, 2015
Chickasha, United States

What's up

You don't keep in touch
We don't talk all too much
But every once in a while
We catch up with "What's up"

What's up with your life?
What's up with the wife?
What's up with that job?
What's up, how's it been?

The life has been good
My wife's doing great
I got another promotion
It's been good, can't complain

But then you'll leave
And I won't hear from you again
If I would have known it was the last time
I would have said what's up, instead of good bye

So, what's up, man, how's it been?

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ORIGINAL
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November 7, 2015
Chickasha, United States

Sometimes there's a moment of realization.

  A moment when you know there's no turning back.
  It's now and forever, or never at all.
  Where you realize that you're willing to give your pieced-together heart to someone, and risk them pulling it apart again.
  When you let them tear down your walls from the inside out.
  Where you open up in places you swore no one would ever see again.
  When you let out a side of you that you forgot, or didn't even know you had.
  There's a moment when you realize..... That you really have fallen in love.

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October 17, 2015
Jackson, United States

Go ahead and pull it back.
Put another in the chamber.
Go ahead and pull the trigger,
Acting like you're bigger.

The fuck I do to you?
All I had was your back.
I turn my head for a moment
And all a sudden I'm attacked

I'll live by this saying
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Before they find your killer
The nails in your coffin will rust

The ones you hold dear
and the ones who seem real
They ain't nothing but fronters
And your life they will steal.

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October 11, 2015
Jackson, United States

Mirror Mirror

Mirror mirror on my wall
Do I have a place that I belong.
With a bottle of pills on the bathroom stall
I fear I won't last hear long

Mirror mirror on my wall
Is there love out there for me
If there was id give it my all
If only I could catch the eyes of she

Mirror mirror on my wall
Will the pain ever leave
I fear of it doesn't I will fall
And getting better is hard to believe

Ask the mirror

Ask it all

Ask it what you want to know

Go ahead, ask the mirror on the wall.

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October 10, 2015
Jackson, United States

Everyday you may wake up
Follow the routine with a coffee cup
But deep inside the way you feel
Happiness it always steals

It always hurts for a long while
It feels like you're put through trials
You ask yourself what you did
Why is this fair, why was I picked

It's hard to explain what's on your mind
For the emotions, there's no words to find
You hope it's will get better
But with your tears, your cheeks get wetter.

But you need not worry
For there is always one there
Who will not leave
Or leave you bare

Life gets better, it always will
There's no need to fret
No need to stress
No need for life to steal

Stand strong, and stand tall
We will always have your back

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October 5, 2015
Jackson, United States

How do I explain how I feel
When it is my heart that you steal
I've been known, and called as a thief
But baby, you got me beat

I kept that thing behind lock and key
It wasn't a thing that I wanted free
It was once broke, but I fix it up
And you came along and fucked it all up

But, I'm glad
For what you've done is not bad
You've opened my eyes
And made me realize

It's not bad to have love
Or fall in it either

It's not bad to have love
Or fall in it either....

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TO FAIL ME
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September 19, 2015
Grove Hill, United States

Love Is A Funny Thing

Between me and you, I wish you could see,
The emotions I spill in the open
And I wish that I could just set my heart free
But every time it is, it gets broken

I want to lay it flat, and set it straight
I want to put it in the open air
These emotions spill out of a flood gate
I can not explain just how much I care

How do I explain that you stole my heart
How do I say just how perfect you are
All we can do is give it a start
And hope that this ride will get us quite far

We may feel pain, and sometimes a sharp sting
But baby girl, love is a funny thing.

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STORIES TO TELL
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September 12, 2015
Atmore, United States

Life

I used to think of taking my life
Meeting with Grim and his scythe
But I've never tried
And I never will

With the pull of a trigger
Or the swallow of a pill
Such a beautiful tragedy
And too young for a will

But look at your life
Is it worth meeting that scythe
Look at yourself
With people here to give you your help

It's not worth it
To give in and forfeit
And please do not forget
That in the end we do love you

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September 1, 2015
Grove Hill, United States

Yesterday

What's passed is past
And we try to make it last
To hold onto what we had
To keep from what made us sad

But what comes and goes
Is never anything you'll ever know
What's here now may not be later
So know when one door closes you're headed for greater

Sometimes there's a future
And that you must nurture
Keep close to what you hold dear
And keep secret on what you fear

You live and you learn
You grow and you die
When you go to sleep, you lay
And think of what was yesterday.

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August 22, 2015
Grove Hill, United States

Withdrawals

Your novice hands, unaware of their actions took risk
Unaware of what you would create by destroying
Unaware of where to cut
Unaware you would be a constant reminder

But thank you, Fucking thank you
For reminding me of my last name
Thank you for reminding me of the pain

It is not a fetish but my addiction
It's poetry flowing from my veins

I still love you </3

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August 20, 2015
Grove Hill, United States

It's 4am, and while others sleep
I lay in bed, just counting sheep
I pray for rest, to come real soon
For at this all I feel is pending doom

When I reach sweet bliss
Upon my lips, does slumber kiss
I dream of what those do not
For what I think is not what you thought

I wish for rest, i wish pray for sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
For what I dream is not close to pleasant
And I wish for once, this wasn't the present.

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Perfection

Don't you see it's perfection
With a smile so perfect
You're knocked out cold
With no resurrection

With eyes so beautiful
And a voice so wonderful
When I see your face
Baby it really does take a toll

My heart skips a beat
I can't stand on my feet
My breathing I can't tame
When I try to ask you your name

But I let you walk by
I got scared and didn't say hi
And with a smile so perfect
Baby, you are perfection

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