Looking For A Poem

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  • Jordan Wilson (9/10/2013 8:24:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi all,

    Looking for a poem my Grandfather recited to me many years ago - can't recall verse, structure or author, only a vague outline of the content. A big ask I know, but I have tried typing the general premise in to various search engines without any success, so I come to this community on my knees. Please help!

    The poem is about a young boy excited to be given a slingshot or air rifle, he then takes it outside and kills a sparrow. The big line is something about him wounding his own heart with the weapon. Will be very thankful to whoever can figure this out.

    Many thanks,

  • Abubakar Abdulkadir (9/10/2013 5:10:00 AM) Post reply

    I wish an angel descend the sky
    To save my juvenile body
    From the yab of these beasts
    Who played hide and seek
    With my pride
    Will i again ever have my say
    In the midst of my peers
    When i no more can lay claim
    On my chastity with a swear?
    How long will this memory last
    Feasting on my joys, forever?
    Forever?Let me die
    Than live with this 'beast mark'
    Mounted on my brow
    You beast better take my life
    As you do to my virginity
    I can't stand stinking gobs
    Spitting venom on my face
    Knowing that i am a deflowered girl
    A symbol of dilemma
    Oh death!
    Come ease my pains

  • Ling Ling (9/10/2013 12:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to find a copy of a children's poem by Rupert Loydell called " If you were made of chocolate" . I managed to find a version on the internet, but only 5 of the 6 stanzas, will the final stanza missing. I know it can be found in Loydell's book of poems called " The Fantasy Kid" , and in a collection of children's poems called " Sensational: Poems chosen by Roger McGough" , but unfortunately I can't find copies of either book where I'm based.

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks loads!

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  • Daniel Drucker (9/6/2013 7:03:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm looking for an anonymously written poem (or at least I believe I remember reading that its author was anonymous when I had it) . The only lines I remember are something to the effect of:

    You are not where you are,
    You're where you're getting to,
    And I'd like to get there too.

    I believe those to be the closing lines of the poem though I can't remember very well.

  • John Lee (9/6/2013 3:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The poem is an English poem, from England.
    It is an old poem, the setting is the 16th/17th/18th century.
    I'm not sure when it was written.

    The poem is about a man riding to somewhere north of London.
    I had thought it was Edmonton, but I haven't found anything of that name.

    The poem is also humorous. It is written in the style of a ballad. I believe Ballad
    may actually be in the title itself.

    I think the rider may have been called John.

    The poem must be quite famous as I studied it at school.


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    • Freshman - 2nd Stage Laura Burns (9/7/2013 11:07:00 AM) Post reply

      The poem is The Diverting History of John Gilpin. (And yes, he goes to Edmonton.) A very long poem, you can find it on the Poemhunter site or elsewhere on the web.

  • Lisa Lewis (9/6/2013 5:42:00 AM) Post reply

    help friends! I am looking for an older poem given to the mother-of-the-groom upon his wedding/shower....basic premise: funny accounting of how you the mother did all the work and the new bride " gets him" help please? Appreciate!

  • Nik Cox (9/5/2013 3:11:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi all

    I am looking for a poem/author i heard yesterday on radio 4 i think it was on womans hour but I'm not sure. The poem had the final line " from the father(dad?) I hardly knew(Know?) "
    I know its vague but I'm hoping someone else was listening to the poem and is familiar with the author


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    • Freshman - 2nd Stage Ryan Campbell (9/10/2013 3:33:00 PM) Post reply

      I'm looking for the same poem - heard it when I was in the car and it's stuck in my head, and now I can't find it I've become obsessed! It was a northern writer, or possibly Midlands, with a working ... more

  • Steve Smith (9/5/2013 7:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi Good people. I have been searching for what I think is a Robert Frost poem for years! ! !
    Perhaps you could help me? All I recall are 2 things: First, I loved the short poem! ! !
    Second, it was about our brief lives and had some words like... we enter this world in
    the stars and we exit in trail of stars. I know this is about as vague as possible, right?
    Just wondered if it might be enough to reconnect me to the poem. Thanks, Sincerely, Steve

  • Megan Mitchell (9/2/2013 5:05:00 PM) Post reply

    Hey guys! So I took creative writing at NYU a few years ago and my prof had us read a poem that really stuck with me. The concept was about a husband looking back on a marriage and it did seem kind of sad/negative. He mentions what life has been like, kids, etc. The line length varied from short to medium length. The only clear line I can remember is " Why couldn't you have lost your virginity to me?" . In the version she printed out for us, there was a picture of a blue/green eye above the poem. Please help! ! ! ! !

    Thanks y'all! ! !

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