Top 500 Poems
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Hold You In My Smile
by Ernestine Northover
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
Abou Ben Adhem
by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
A Very Short Song
by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
A Lover's Call Xxvii
by Khalil Gibran
Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
The Life That I Have
by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
by Tupac Shakur
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
A Sad Child
by Margaret Atwood
You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Mandela - The Immortal Icon
by Chinedu Dike
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
' Emeralds And Black Diamonds...
by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
My Love Is Like To Ice
by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
My Papa's Waltz
by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Death Is Nothing At All
by Henry Scott Holland
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
by Walter de la Mare
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
by Gwendolyn Brooks
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
Not Waving But Drowning
by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
"I Said To Love"
by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
As Soon As Fred Gets Out Of Bed
by Jack Prelutsky
As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
If We Must Die
by Claude McKay
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
This Is Just To Say
by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
by Benjamin Zephaniah
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,