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    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of

    the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare sieze the fire? And what shoulder, & what art. Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy...
    piezoflash piezoflash 18-21, M Jul 20, 2014

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    I am the dust in the sunlight,

    I am the ball of the sun. I am the mist of morning, the breath of evening. I am the spark in the stone, the gleam of gold in the metal, the rose and the nightingale drunk with its fragrance. I am the chain of being, the circle of the spheres, the scale of creation, the rise and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Aug 3, 2014

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    Variation On The Word Sleep

    This is by Margaret Atwood ---------------------- I would like to watch you sleeping, which may not happen. I would like to watch you, sleeping. I would like to sleep with you, to enter your sleep as its smooth dark wave slides over my head and walk with you through that...
    NekoGummy NekoGummy 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Do not stand at my grave

    and weep I am not there. I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight I...
    RollingInTheBacon RollingInTheBacon 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    The Arrow And The Song

    The Arrow and the Song I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and...
    1sabre 1sabre 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    My Wife Loved and Lived This Poem

     Despite my loving bias, I think I can honestly say that my wife lived by this credo.  People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.             If you are kind...
    Iusedto Iusedto 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    Listen To The Mustn'ts

      LISTEN TO THE MUSTN’TS By  Shel Silverstein   Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me – Anything...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    "The woods are lovely,

    dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."-Robert Frost
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    Tomorrow Never Comes

    If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 10 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    Fire and Ice

    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    I like this poem as I'm deaf myself

    and it pretty much sums up everything! :) "What is it like to be deaf?" People have asked me. Deaf? Oh, hmm... how do I explain that? Simple: I can't hear. No, wait... it is much more than that. It is similar to a goldfish in a bowl, Always observing things going on...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2014

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    Thief You are a thief,

    because there is an empty spot On the shelf where I used to keep my heart. You must have got pass the CCTV, Charmed the security guard on duty, Snuck past the barriers and climbed over the walls. And now these if dust gathering In the spot my heart used to be. I’m not...
    onelife4u onelife4u 41-45, M Feb 21, 2014

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    Funeral Blues

    A poem by W.H Auden Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message 'He is...
    thelastday thelastday 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    War Crimes

    WAR CRIMES     You're war-torn, And I'm battle - damaged, I don't know what to do. I am not the enemy, I just wear the uniform. The flag of truce hangs ripped and worn, I can reach out my hand, But I can't make you take it. I try to say something, But it...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 Mar 11, 2012

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    Ladies And Jellyspoons

    I come before you to stand behind you To tell you something I know nothing about Next Thursday, the day after Friday There will be a ladies meeting for men only Wear your best clothes if you haven't any And if you can come, please stay home Admission is free, you can pay at...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Final Fantasy VII LOVELESS Prologue - When

    the war of the beasts brings about the world’s end The goddess descends from the sky Wings of light and dark spread afar She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting - LOVELESS Act I - Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess We seek it thus, and take it to the sky...
    Confusedlo20 Confusedlo20 22-25, M Aug 11, 2014

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    Death Duties

    Death Duties   It is your duty to die at your appointed time, You must give up all accumulated posessions, You must give up all monies, You must cease all worldly communications, You must leave your appointed body. You will release all memory and perception. Your body and organs...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    SnowBunny37 SnowBunny37 18-21, F Apr 6, 2014

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    Masks By Shel Silverstein

    She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew.
    Bloop291 Bloop291 18-21, F Sep 4, 2013

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    Fire And Ice (robert Frost)

    Some say the world will end in fire Some say in ice But from what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire But if I had to parish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice
    Kelsey2568 Kelsey2568 18-21, F Sep 26, 2012

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    You Reading This , Be Ready

    You Reading This, Be Ready Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air?  Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    Untitled Yet, Converted This Into A Song

    This one is my own work. I wrote this about a panic attack I've just recently had Remedy Please find me Comepletely terrifying Panic signs Leave behind soul and mind You will soon find What is happening to me? Isn't that the question as always? Well nobody will know me I no...
    FreeHugs330 FreeHugs330 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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    Past, Present, Future Our past we can't

    recapture. It's over and it's done. No way to recover time; all those days are gone. No amount of colouring -painting with brighter hue- can change the way things happened. No way to make it true. No use fretting over -regretting- bygone days. No need to get entangled in...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Aug 3, 2014

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    I lay here to night in a dark silent room,

    Feeling only pain and uncontrollable gloom. Pictures of the blood flash in my head, Pictures of you laying on the floor dead. Never to come back and mess up my life, I smile as I wipe your blood from my knife. Your darkened red blood spills out on the street, Your Colden heart...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Nov 23, 2014

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    Hole In The Ground

    The end is near it's all crazythe future's unclear and the present is so hazy to get so near but again it does escape me what I hold so dear always turns out to then hate me .I'm a hole in the ground 20 foot down everytime you fill me in you empty me back out with no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 2, 2012

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    I Cry

    Sometimes when I'm alone I cry, Cause I am on my own. The tears I cry are bitter and warm. They flow with life but take no form I cry because my heart is torn. I find it difficult to carry on. If I had an ear to confide in, I would cry among my treasured friend, but who do...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 10 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    These Words I Write For You… These words I

    write for you I know you will never read, Because you do not know that they even exist. I write these words for you because I think I love you, Or at least, I love my idea of you, And you will never know about these words I write for you. If I did not write these words for...
    onelife4u onelife4u 41-45, M Feb 21, 2014

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    Dreamland

    "When midnight mists are creeping, And all the land is sleeping, Around me tread the mighty dead, And slowly pass away. Lo, warriors, saints, and sages, From out the vanished ages, With solemn pace and reverend face Appear and pass away. The blaze of noonday splendour, The...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Sara Teasdale: There Will Be Rest

    There will be rest and sure stars shining Over the roof-tops crowned with snow, A reign of rest, serene forgetting, The music of stillness holy and low. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace,--above me...
    SmilesGoForMiles SmilesGoForMiles 16-17, M Jan 30, 2013

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    Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in

    fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Robert Frost I have always loved poems by Frost as they appear...
    sammychung sammychung 18-21, M Feb 12, 2014

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    I love the poem, "The Owl

    and the PussyCat" and also, "Dulce Decorum Est"
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Aug 3, 2014

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    'The Road Not Taken' Two roads diverged in a

    yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear...
    atikin atikin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    Do It Anyway

    People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and...
    simple21bella simple21bella 18-21 1 Response Jun 25, 2011

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    My Poem

      Melancholy Is what I am No one here can understand The things I feel aren't meant to be Leaving me so melancholy Everyone tries, I still commend there's no way to comprehend and still I love you all so much there's nothing left, well nothing much. I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21, 2009

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    From a Good Friend of Mine

    Today I received this poem from my good friend, IChooseLife but I don't know the name of it. The name of it doesn't matter because it really touched me since I've been having a horrible time this year and was dealing with depression this week. I hope you like it, too. When...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 25 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor," I muttered...
    Confusedlo20 Confusedlo20 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Be Content

    you cant put it back in the bottle or squeeze it back in the tube nor is there a bent in a straight line and a circle cant look like a cube so it's no good try to be different pretending to be what you not the road does not lead to fulfilment or make use of the talents...
    bluebird45 bluebird45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    The Grey

    The Grey   I am the grey, I live in neither night nor day; But in the fine unfocussed line, In between your world and mine. I fear your voice, it impacts me, In other ways you cannot see. Embrace the darkness, I am there, I am in in the cold, beware...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    I heard a thousand blended notes,

    While in a grove I sat reclined, In that sweet mood, when pleasant thoughts, Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her Fair Works did Nature link, The human soul that through me ran, And much it grieved my heart to think, What man has made of man. Through primrose tufts, In that...
    FedUpTeen FedUpTeen 16-17, M Jun 6, 2014

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    Reluctance By Robert Frost (i've Liked This One Right Off the Bat)

    Out through the fields and the woods And over the walls I have wended; I have climbed the hills of view And looked at the world, and descended; I have come by the highway home, And lo, it is ended. The leaves are all dead on the ground, Save those that the oak is keeping...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 2 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    A Natty Little Take On The Mary Had A Little Lamb Poem

    This poem was written by Henry Brewis who farmed near Morpeth Northumberland England. It is published in his short story and cartoon book "The magic peasant". I think he captures quite humorously what all us shepherd have experienced at some time or other. So here we go hope you...
    Sepulcher Sepulcher 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    In My Head In my head it's

    such a mess Of swirling thoughts and emptiness People and places of my past Images of dreams I hoped would last. Hundreds of things I want to say And hundreds of things i hide away So many questions I need to ask But they're hidden behind a daily mask. I feel lost, is anybody...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Aug 3, 2014

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    Dear Life, If you want me to bow,

    I will stand up straight. You can knock me down today But I will stand up tomorrow If you want me to cry I will gladly smile I will laugh every day And I will keep doing that until I die If you want me to hate I will share love Depending on free will And not just fate If you...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Never Give Up Never lose hope.

    Always have faith, It allows you to cope. Trying times will pass, As they always do. Just have patience, Your dreams will come true. So put on a smile, You'll live through your pain, Know it will pass, And strength you will gain.
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Aug 3, 2014

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    Blind Painter

    He is so fatally lone like a sail on the sea To be born blind - what a misfortune! He never left his house for fear of falling And still he didn't take offence at his fate There was one consolation in his existence Strange though it may seem, he found himself in painting...
    KIK KIK 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    Poetry is something I know nothing about at all Never been taught poetry, I just write things off the wall I write stupid things that don't even sound smart But everything I...
    jim054 jim054 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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