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    Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014 "Still I Rise" You

    may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and...
    Bradley8061 Bradley8061
    22-25, M
    Apr 17, 2015

    LONDON By William Blake I wander thro' each

    charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow. And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every Man, In every Infants cry of fear, In every voice: in every ban, The mind-forg'd manacles I hear How the Chimney-sweepers cry...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Apr 10, 2015

    How calmly does the olive branch Observe the

    sky begin to blanch Without a cry, without a prayer With no betrayal of despair Some time while light obscures the tree The zenith of its life will be Gone past forever And from thence A second history will commence A chronicle no longer gold A bargaining...
    quantumike quantumike
    51-55, M
    Nov 26, 2015
    ChocoholicAnonymous ChocoholicAnonymous
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    when the heart is cut

    or cracked or broken do not clutch it let the wound lie open let the wind from the good old sea blow it to bathe the wound with salt and let it sting let a stray dog lick it let a bird lean in the hole and sing a simple song like a tiny bell and let it ring ---leunig
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 13, 2015

    Alas my love, you say goodbye.

    Wipe the poison from my brow. Alas my love, this guilty night Gives me up like a foster child. And in this moment I take my vow, These angels sleeping at my feet, And in this moment, you do not know how, How my spirit wants to flee. You see it was one man against the night...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 20, 2015

    Wake up child From your sleep It's gonna be

    ok So don't you weep You think that you're a mess That you're not good enough But I tell you you're wrong I think you're too tough You've got a great smile And a good head on your shoulders Just wait a while  And the hurt will all be over I know it's not easy I know life seems...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2015

    With Every Good-bye...

    With every Good-bye After a while you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand, and chaining a soul And you learn that love doesn.t mean leaning And company does not mean security And you begin to learn that kisses aren.t contracts, And presents aren.t promises...
    mikka66 mikka66
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    Invictus BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Out of the

    night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My...
    Contentio Contentio
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    "The Road Not Taken" Robert Frost (March 26,

    1874 – January 29, 1963) 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...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    Love's Philosophy By Percy Bysshe Shelley The

    fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In another's being mingle-- Why not I with thine? See, the mountains kiss high heaven, And the waves...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Mar 12

    "I Carry Your Heart With Me."

    I love ee cummings and his words and weird punctuation touch me to the core. I think my favorite poem by this magnificent man is "I Carry Your Heart With Me."i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jul 1, 2008

    A smile is nothing but a cover up A dead

    realization that everythings ok When it isn't Falling,falling, tumbling down All around me My life has and always will be A cover up
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 25, 2015

    When My Daughter Died

    When my 47 year old daughter died two years ago, a friend sent me this poem, it was a great comfort to me and I thought I would share it. If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish...
    mahler mahler
    70+, F
    85 Responses May 10, 2008

    Invictus BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Out of the

    night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed...
    Hellomyoldheart Hellomyoldheart
    36-40, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    I love this poem so much

    and I want to be someone's "The One". Well, actually no, not really. I wanna be he's "The One" cause he is my "The One". He's the one I didn't see coming. The one who gets under my skin. Who makes me unsteady. Who makes me question everything I have ever believed in :)...the...
    Bullshitme Bullshitme
    22-25, F
    Feb 4

    How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) Elizabeth

    Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    Leisure What is this life if,

    full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at...
    SoulSoSweet SoulSoSweet
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    “Why English is so Hard” Poem" We’ll

    begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Nov 11, 2014

    Comes the Dawn

    Comes the Dawn After awhile you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company doesn't mean security. And you begin to understand that kisses aren't contracts And presents aren't promises...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 4, 2009

    Caged Bird The free bird leaps on the back of

    the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to...
    SoulSoSweet SoulSoSweet
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    To The Unsung Heroes

    To you whom history would never honour To you whom the statistics never mention To you whom no song would ever be sung To you whom the books have all shun To you who work and toil under the radar To you who have loved and cared To you who have been many girls dream To you who...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Jun 15, 2013

    THE MAN FROM IRONBARK by A.

    B. "Banjo" PatersonIt was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,He wandered over street and park, he wandered up and down.He loitered here, he loitered there, till he was like to drop,Until at last in sheer despair he sought a barber's shop."'Ere! shave my beard and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    If it be your will That I speak no more And

    my voice be still As it was before I will speak no more I shall abide until I am spoken for If it be your will If it be your will That a voice be true From this broken hill I will sing to you From this broken hill All your praises they shall ring If it be your will...
    bigsteve1966 bigsteve1966
    46-50, M
    Mar 28, 2015

    Well I choose the room

    that I live in with care The windows are small and the walls are bare There is only one bed there is only one prayer Still I wait every night for your step on the stair . L.cohen
    bigsteve1966 bigsteve1966
    46-50, M
    Feb 6, 2015

    "You Say You Love" by John Keats (31 October

    1795 – 23 February 1821) I You say you love ; but with a voice Chaster than a nun's, who singeth The soft Vespers to herself While the chime-bell ringeth- O love me truly! II You say you love; but with a smile Cold as sunrise in September, As you were Saint Cupid 's nun...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    Desiderata  Go placidly amid the noise

    and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2015
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    "Eye halve a spelling chequer" I have a

    spelling checker. It came with my pea sea. It plane lee marks four my revue Miss steaks aye can knot sea. Eye ran this poem threw it, Your sure reel glad two no. Its vary polished in it's weigh. My checker tolled me sew. A checker is a bless sing, It freeze yew lodes of thyme...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Nov 11, 2014
    IloveAllah90 IloveAllah90
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    Alone by Edgar Allan Poe (published 1875)

    From childhood's hour I have not been As others were -- I have not seen As others saw -- I could not bring My passions from a common spring -- From the same source I have not taken My sorrow -- I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone -- And all I lov'd -- I lov'd...
    PoisonIvyGirlie PoisonIvyGirlie
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    Dizz97 Dizz97
    18-21, M
    Nov 4, 2015

    [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] BY

    E. E. CUMMINGS i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want...
    JoeMarvel JoeMarvel
    22-25, M
    May 29, 2015

    THE TIGER by William Blake

    (1757–1827) TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies 5 Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    HOW DO I LOVE THEE? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth

    Barrett Browning How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    "The Flower of Yesterday" by WILLIAM MUIR

    (Poems on Various Subjects) Swift flies our time on pinions fleet, Like vapours on the breeze; The transient bliss we now call sweet, The passing moments seize. The gilded joy, the present hour, Soon wing themselves away; Departing like the fading flower That pleas'd us...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Jun 28, 2015

    The time you won your town the race We chaired

    you through the market place. Man and boy stood cheering by And home we brought you shoulder high. Today, the road all runners come Shoulder high we bring you home And set you at your threshold down. Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip be times away From fields...
    showstar showstar
    66-70, M
    Jul 11, 2015

    The Best Friend Now shall I walk Or shall I

    ride? "Ride", Pleasure said; "Walk", Joy replied. Now what shall I -- Stay home or roam? "Roam", Pleasure said; And Joy -- "stay home." Now shall I dance, Or sit for dreams? "Sit," answers Joy; "Dance," Pleasure screams. Which of ye two Will kindest be? Pleasure...
    SoulSoSweet SoulSoSweet
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    SONNET 18 by William Shakespeare Shall I

    compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art 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...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2015

    One fine day in the middle of the night,

    Two nice men got up to fight, Back to back they faced each other, Drew their swords and shot each other. Contradiction. :)
    hellerpeople hellerpeople
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2014

    This Is Dedicated To You...

    ...to anyone who reads it today. It is an Indian poem.   This day is a special day, It is yours. Yesterday slipped away It cannot be filled with more meaning. About tomorrow nothing is known. but this day, today is yours, Make use of it. Today you can make someone...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Oct 25, 2009

    By: Sgt. Joshua Helterbran Final

    Inspection The Soldier stood and faced God Which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, you Soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?” The...
    layswhyfe layswhyfe
    18-21, F
    Feb 14

    "Antigonish" by William Hughes

    Mearns Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today, I wish, I wish he'd go away... When I came home last night at three, The man was waiting there for me But when I looked around the hall, I couldn't see him there at all! Go away, go...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    “If no one ever marries me” BY LAURENCE

    ALMA-TADEMA (1864–1940) If no one ever marries me,— And I don't see why they should, For nurse says I'm not pretty, And I'm seldom very good— If no one ever marries me I shan't mind very much; I shall buy a squirrel in a cage, And a little rabbit-hutch: I shall have a...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Jun 28, 2015

    One of Many Favorites

    When I am dying, let me know That I loved the blowing snow Although it stung like whips; That I loved all lovely things And I tried to take their stings With gay unembittered lips; That I loved with all my strength, To my soul's full depth and length, Careless if my heart...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 1, 2008

    I SALUTED a nobody. I saw him in a

    looking-glass. He smiled -- so did I. He crumpled the skin on his forehead, frowning -- so did I. Everything I did he did. I said, "Hello, I know you." I was a liar to say so. Ah, this looking-glass man! Liar, fool, dreamer, play-actor, Solider, dusty drinker of dust-- Ah! he...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2014

    Immortal spirit of antiquity,

    Father of the true, beautiful and good, Descend, appear, shed over us thy light Upon this ground and under this sky Which has first witnessed the unperishable fame. Give life and animation to those noble games! Throw wreaths of fade less flowers to the victors In the race and in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 17, 2015

    As I was sitting in my chair,

    I knew the bottom wasn't there, Nor legs nor back, but I just sat, Ignoring little things like that. ~ William Hughes Mearns
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    It's kind of long but I love it

    so much. The Widow - Peter Skrzynecki Hardly a day passes That she doesn't work In her garden - pruning and weeding On bended knees, Watching the dance of bees In clumps of lantana Overgrowing her paths. She pauses longest Among the roses - fingering petals and buds As if they...
    ObviouslyNotHuman ObviouslyNotHuman
    16-17, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    song but more like a poem set to music: Oh That

    I Had - Mt Eden ft. Ruby Frost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg5F5DN-2hg probably my fav of all time and means a great deal to me with what I have been thru.
    theonlyonelikeme theonlyonelikeme
    36-40, M
    Apr 25, 2015

    What Is A Girl? She's a bundle of

    sweetness and brightness and fun The beauty of springtime, the warmth of the sun. She's Innocence covered with mud, sand and soot She's Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. She's a composite picture of giggles and tears Of tantrums, excitement, amusement and fears. A bundle...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 12

    Baby , I want to tell you that

    when I see you my day turns a bright blue. it's like nothing else matters to me, except you , you are all I want to see. you're the best thing that's happened to me. I just need you to see. I want to be able to shown you my feelings a little more. but the way I show them...
    geega96 geega96
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2015
    Alaska127 Alaska127
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill Which

    severs those it should unite; Let us remain together still, Then it will be good night. How can I call the lone night good, Though thy sweet wishes wing its flight? Be it not said, thought, understood -- Then it will be -- good night. To hearts which near each other move From...
    CharlieBarrett CharlieBarrett
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2014
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