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    Miss Nan Knockabout

    Miss nan knockabout wouldn't wash her face and everybody thought it was a real disgrace mud, soot and marmalade smeared her cheeks and chin and nobody would guess she had pretty nice skin one day a chimney sweep knocked at Nancy's door and said oh pretty maid you are the...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    This One Is Great Fun to Read Aloud

    This is by Neil Gaiman.   The Faery Reel If I was young, as once I was, and death and dreams more distant, I would tear my soul in two, and leave half in the world of men So half of me would stay at home, and long for faery invain While all the while my soul would roam...
    ellidahl ellidahl 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    To My Love one

    As the morning is greeted by the dew..... so too or love we renew... each day i love you more and more.... .this love for you my soul doth pour.... you are my heart,my soul and my everything .... .this love is true,this is not a fling..... this love is a fountain from deep within...
    bunga87 bunga87 26-30, F Jan 15, 2012

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    Heartsong

    Wherever I am My heart is with you, my love. The river cannot keep me from you. In my mind's eye, I see always you, my love. Nothing can divide us, one from one. My heart sings for you, my only love. "ZULU" From the Book: African Love Poems and Proverbs Compiled by...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jun 10, 2013

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    "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

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    A Simple Life Lost; Simple Words Remembered

    This has been one of my favorites since I first read the fourth stanza, which was published by itself at the bottom of a page as a Point to Ponder in the Reader’s Digest.  It took me years to track down the entire poem, published many years earlier than that.  I am...
    RassaFrassa RassaFrassa 70+ 1 Response Jun 3, 2011

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    The Jumblies By Edward Lear

    For some reason Inkubus's Blue people story and Puff's Snuggy story has made me all nostalgic.  This is a poem my kids use to get me to read and read again and again....   They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 4 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Woman much missed, how you call to me,

    call to me, Saying that now you are not as you were When you had changed from the one who was all to me, But as at first, when our day was fair. Can it be you that I hear? Let me view you, then, Standing as when I drew near to the town Where you would wait for me: yes, as...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I'LL TELL THEE EVERYTHING I CAN by: Lewis

    Carroll (1832-1898) 'LL tell thee everything I can; There's little to relate, I saw an aged, aged man, A-sitting on a gate. "Who are you, aged man?" I said. "And how is it you live?" And his answer trickled through my head Like water through a sieve. He said, "I look for...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M Feb 22

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    Walt Whitman - O Me! O Life!

    Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects...
    TheMaskedPuppeteer TheMaskedPuppeteer 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    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 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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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...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    Invictus 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. Beyond this place of wrath and...
    jan73 jan73 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I have loved you I will never hate you True

    love can't hate I just regret for loving you... I transated this
    azanun azanun 18-21, F Apr 11

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    A Fundamentalist

    It was just a dump really,     a salt-sprayed room        in a transient hotel           falling into the open sea, but we loved its tackiness -     its crippled flamingos  ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    A Dream Within A Dream

    'A Dream Within A Dream' Author, Edgar Allan Poe Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow--- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 8 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why)

    Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why) By Nikki Giovanni I was born in the congo I walked to the fertile crescent and built    the sphinx I designed a pyramid so tough that a star    that only glows every one hundred years falls    into the center giving divine perfect...
    Vignette Vignette 51-55, F Dec 25, 2010

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    Why Do They Prevent Us From Loving?

    Thy parents should know what love is; They have lived and grown old in love. Why, when it comes to us Do they arrange the chains? They all say to me "Leave it!" How can she cease to be on my mind, When she has sown the naca-plant In my whole body? "ETHIOPIA" From the Book...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jun 10, 2013

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    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

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    The Older the Fiddle the Sweeter the

    Tune Walking with dad on a warm summers day I eagerly listened to all he would say About digging potatoes or saving the hay I pictured the young man he was in his day I asked him once about meeting my Ma And how their love lasted, and how it began He said, love is a strange...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Mar 19

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    A Poem I've Always Liked

    I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom...
    Hermey Hermey 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    2 Poems To Think About When Is The Time To Show Caring About Others

    With A Rose In My Hand By Stephanie Riley, age 13 On the occasion of her paternal grandmother's death Today is the day I say good-bye with a rose in my hand and a tear in my eye, I look back when I held you near, when I felt your body next to mine I had no fear but now as I look...
    bobpippin bobpippin 70+, M May 27, 2013

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    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

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    Kalil Gibran "On Love"

    This is by far my favorite Kalil Gibran Passage. It's absolutely beautiful to me. I hope you guys enjoy the read!   When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his...
    soconfused17 soconfused17 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    "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...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F Dec 8, 2013

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    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

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    The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

    The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun   The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one ; Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.   ~ Francis William Bourdillon  
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    The Call It "love"

    They call it "love, love," Slighting its name. But it's heavier than a stone For the one who has to bear it, ETHIOPIA From the Book: African Love Poems and Proverbs Compiled by: Charlotte and Wolfe Leslau
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jun 10, 2013

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    Two Of My All Time Favorites.

     Vertigo- by Anne StevensonMind led body to the edge of the precipice. They stared in desire at the naked abyss. If you love me, said mind, take that step into silence. If you love me, said body, turn and exist.Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda...
    prncesspain prncesspain 36-40, F May 17, 2011

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    Pain

    Pain make me stronger tears make me braver heartbreak make me wiser so thank the past for a better future
    Lilastoner Lilastoner 18-21, F Nov 22, 2013

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    To a Child Who Inquires Olga Petrova HOW did

    you come to me, my Sweet, From the land of no man knows? Did Mr. Stork bring you here on his wings? Were you born in the heart of a rose? Did an angel fly with you down from the sky? Were you found in the gooseberry patch? Did a fairy bring you from fairyland To my door that was...
    Loveuloveme Loveuloveme 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    IVICTUS 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 bludgeoning of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F Dec 20, 2013

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    I lost my sweet angel she was 23.

    My heart is broken. I miss her terribly.
    De23 De23 46-50, F Jan 31

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    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 76 Responses May 10, 2008

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    When I started loving myself” - A poem by

    Charlie Chaplin written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959: When I started loving myself I understood that I’m always and at any given opportunity in the right place at the right time. And I understood that all that happens is right – from then on I could be calm. Today...
    lastgirlonearth lastgirlonearth 13-15, F Apr 2

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    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

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    Phenomenal Woman

    Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally...
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 Jun 30, 2013

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    I Ching

    I Ching When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze. And when two people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    It Used To Be

    It used to be, When you loved me That I was sweet as honey. But now your love Has passed away And now you call me ugly. "KENYA" From the Book: African Love Poems and Proverbs Compiled by: Charlotte and Wolfe Leslau
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jun 10, 2013

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    The Stolen Child

    WHERE dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we've hid our faery vats, Full of berrys And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With...
    EdmondDantez EdmondDantez 22-25 Apr 28, 2009

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    Primary School Poem Memories

    THE LAND OF COUNTERPANE Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me lay, To keep me happy all the day. And sometimes for an hour or so I watched my leaden soldiers go, With different uniforms...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    My Identy

    So lost deep inside, Is all that makes me. My true identity, Is hard to see. To my friends and family, I’m a different me. I have a secret identity, Wonder if you’ll ever see. My thoughts and actions, Are all that makes me, But some things I may do, May...
    unpredictablyme unpredictablyme 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    Time will say nothing

    but I told you so Time only knows the price we have to pay; If I could tell you I would let you know. If we should weep when clowns put on their show, If we should stumble when musicians play, Time will say nothing but I told you so. There are no fortunes to be sold...
    LadySweetz LadySweetz 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.  Her early leafs a flower;  But only so an hour.  Then leaf subsides to leaf.  So Eden sank to grief,  So dawn goes down to day.  Nothing gold can stay. - Robert Frost
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Give A Helping Hand

    Helping hand style By bob Walk in the shoes of lesser others And feel the feelings of another’s So as to understand the life Behind their feelings of strife The parent must feel like the child The feeling must be shown with a smile Teachers must feel like their students The...
    bobpippin bobpippin 70+, M Jun 12, 2013

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    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

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    Razors

    Razors pain you Rivers are dramp Acid stains you Drugs cause cramps Guns aren't lawful Nooses give Gas smells awful You might as well live
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Jun 30, 2013

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    She Comes

      She Comes Not by Herbert  Trench She comes not when Noon is on the roses--      Too bright is Day. She comes not to the Soul till it reposes    From work and play.   But when Night is on the hills, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Of Life And Death And Love And Friendship

    My friend, my friend, my friend! ... At least, my love, let us not part! For in love, there can be no separation. May God spare us the pain of separation. Let us never, never part anymore! Time comes and time passes. With each night, the voice weakens and old age comes nearer...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jun 10, 2013

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    EARLY THIS MONTH I LOST MY DAUGHTER!

    I DIDN'T KNOW HER WELL, SHE WAS ADOPTED BUY MY PARENTS N WE HARDLY TALKED. BUT SHE WAS MY OLDEST OUT OF MY 6. I REMEMER WHEN I GAVE BIRTH TO HER, SOME MEMORIES OF HER GROWING UP ARE A FEW, N WHEN WE DIDNT SEE EYE TO EYE ON THINGS IS ALL I REMEMBER... BUT I DO KNOW SHE WAS AND...
    ANA81 ANA81 46-50, F Feb 25

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    She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the

    springs of Dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love: A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star-- when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and...
    ct3324432089 ct3324432089 16-17, F Jan 19

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    Dream a Little Dream

      Close your eyes my little one Close your eyes and dream You can be anyone, Anyone you dream You can go anywhere, do anything, meet anyone Just close your eyes and dream your dreams Let your imagination take control Take you on adventures never told Just close...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    No Remedy For Love

    If I have a headache, I have myself bled If I have the colic, I take some medicine. If I am seized by the pox, I go down to the Hot-Springs But where is there help, for what she does to me? "ETHIOPIA" From the Book: African Love Poems and Proverbs Compiled by: Charlotte...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jun 10, 2013

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    I Understand ... I understand.

    You don't need a reason to fall in love. You could love someone unexpectedly. and You don't need a reason either to fall out love. You could just stop loving someone accidentally. There's nothing wrong. You don't have to try so hard to figure it out. Love isn't science. You...
    AlphaChick AlphaChick 46-50, F Apr 1

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    You are to blame (Paruyr Sevak an Armenian

    writer) You are to blame that I'm lonely that I'm always wandering alone and sadly You are to blame that in this big world Nobody's love touches my heart You are to blame that with tears in my eyes Day and night Awake and asleep I'm praying for God to give me another love like...
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    "Test Winds" - a Poem About Life's Tests

    Lately, I've been feeling depressed because life hasn't given me what I've hoped to receive. I've been depressed because I did what I could to prevent where I am now but it didn't seem to work out as I'd planned. I blogged about what I felt and a friend wrote this for me and...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 5 Responses May 10, 2008

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