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LGP please post your favorite Poems here

Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:48 pm

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!



Start the video at 1:18 ^^^ U won't regret it.
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Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:54 pm

inspiring, truely
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Re: LGP please post your favorite Poems here

Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:05 pm

If life were but a dream, my Love,
And death the waking time;
If day had not a beam, my Love,
And night had not a rhyme,—
A barren, barren world were this
Without one saving gleam;
I ‘d only ask that with a kiss
You ‘d wake me from the dream.
If dreaming were the sum of days,
And loving were the bane;
If battling for a wreath of bays
Could soothe a heart in pain,—
I ‘d scorn the meed of battle’s might,
All other aims above
I ‘d choose the human’s higher right,
To suffer and to love!
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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Godric wrote:Start the video at 1:18 ^^^ U won't regret it.


Were these people paralyzed or something? I don't get it
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Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:12 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Godric wrote:Start the video at 1:18 ^^^ U won't regret it.


Were these people paralyzed or something? I don't get it


Image
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Postby canaan on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:13 pm

There is no one poem that is my favorite. A mood, a whim, a station in life all alter what can be considered my favorite at that moment.


some spoken word I find myself coming back to from time to time.
apologies for mobile:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M5vEYJDAv7k
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsmneEtdWU
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Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:15 pm

canaan wrote:


Fix'd. thanks for contributing... I am going to watch now
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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:37 pm

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Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:44 pm

Considering who the OP was... I expected this thread to be a complete train wreck.

Props to LGP for showing more character than I
gave ya'll credit for.
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Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:54 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:Considering who the OP was... I expected this thread to be a complete train wreck.

Props to LGP for showing more character than I
gave ya'll credit for.


Tempted to post Kanye West songs now.... lol :p
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Postby Ad@m on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Godric wrote:
Start the video at 1:18 ^^^ U won't regret it.


Zyzz?
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Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:16 pm

Ad@m wrote:
Godric wrote:
Start the video at 1:18 ^^^ U won't regret it.


Zyzz?


Zyzz is a joke.

he inspired a generation of ignorant drug abusing retards.

What a legacy....

Here is a recent pic of zyzz
Spoiler:
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Postby Sarcastic on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:24 pm

Godric wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Considering who the OP was... I expected this thread to be a complete train wreck.

Props to LGP for showing more character than I
gave ya'll credit for.


Tempted to post Kanye West songs now.... lol :p


I am tempted to post dirty sex poems.
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Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:33 pm

Sarcastic wrote:
Godric wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Considering who the OP was... I expected this thread to be a complete train wreck.

Props to LGP for showing more character than I
gave ya'll credit for.


Tempted to post Kanye West songs now.... lol :p


I am tempted to post dirty sex poems.


Don't, I like you and I don't want you to be banned
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Postby Sarcastic on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:37 pm

I'm not posting anything lol. I try really hard to stay within the rules, even if I may push it a little bit on occasion.
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Postby Crankshaft on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Words with venom, words that bind,
Words used like weapons to cloud my mind.
I'm a person, I'm a man, but no matter how I try...
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:21 pm

There once was a girl from Nantucket.

I forget the rest.
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Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:24 pm

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:28 pm

HT to LITT

I'm being swallered by a Boa Constrictor
a Boa Constrictor, a Boa Constrictor
I'm being swallered by a Boa Constrictor
and I don't - like snakes - one bit!
Oh no, he swallered my toe.
Oh gee, he swallered my knee.
Oh fiddle, he swallered my middle.
Oh what a pest, he swallered my chest.
Oh heck, he swallered my neck.
Oh, dread, he swallered my - (BURP)
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Postby Gaucho on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:37 pm

Sein Blick ist vom Vorübergehn der Stäbe
so müd geworden, dass er nichts mehr hält.
Ihm ist, als ob es tausend Stäbe gäbe
und hinter tausend Stäben keine Welt.

Der weiche Gang geschmeidig starker Schritte,
der sich im allerkleinsten Kreise dreht,
ist wie ein Tanz von Kraft um eine Mitte,
in der betäubt ein großer Wille steht.

Nur manchmal schiebt der Vorhang der Pupille
sich lautlos auf -. Dann geht ein Bild hinein,
geht durch der Glieder angespannte Stille -
und hört im Herzen auf zu sein.
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Postby count2infinity on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:38 pm

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 ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:47 pm

"If" actually is my favorite poem too.
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Postby Godric on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:48 pm

Gaucho wrote:Sein Blick ist vom Vorübergehn der Stäbe
so müd geworden, dass er nichts mehr hält.
Ihm ist, als ob es tausend Stäbe gäbe
und hinter tausend Stäben keine Welt.

Der weiche Gang geschmeidig starker Schritte,
der sich im allerkleinsten Kreise dreht,
ist wie ein Tanz von Kraft um eine Mitte,
in der betäubt ein großer Wille steht.

Nur manchmal schiebt der Vorhang der Pupille
sich lautlos auf -. Dann geht ein Bild hinein,
geht durch der Glieder angespannte Stille -
und hört im Herzen auf zu sein.


Translation please? I'm several generations removed from it being my native tongue...
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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:50 pm

His gaze is from the passing-by of the rods
become so tired that he holds nothing more.
He feels as if there were a thousand bars
and behind a thousand bars no world.

The powerful paddings steps
rotates in cramped circles,
is like a ritual dance around a center,
in a mighty will stands stunned.

Only sometimes pushes the curtain of the pupils
silently on -. An image enters in,
down through the limbs' intensive stillness -
and listens to the heart to be.


Thank me later
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Postby stopper40 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:57 pm

I only read this recently for the first time


Alone

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 loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.


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