Life Poems - Poems For Life

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  • 1.
    If

    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 worn-out 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! read more »

  • 2.
    Preface To A Twenty Volume Suicide Note

    Lately, I've become accustomed to the way
    The ground opens up and envelopes me
    Each time I go out to walk the dog.
    Or the broad edged silly music the wind read more »

  • 3.
    Still I Rise

    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may tread me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I'll rise. read more »

  • 4.
    Out, Out

    The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
    And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
    Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
    And from there those that lifted eyes could count read more »

  • 5.
    Changing Everything

    I was walking again
    in the woods,
    a yellow light
    was sifting all I saw. read more »

  • 6.
    Sunflower Sutra

    I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look for the sunset over the box house hills and cry.

    Jack Kerouac sat beside me on a busted rusty iron pole, companion, we thought the same thoughts of the soul, bleak and blue and sad-eyed, surrounded by the gnarled steel roots of trees of machinery. read more »

  • 7.
    Barter

    Life has loveliness to sell,
    All beautiful and splendid things,
    Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
    Soaring fire that sways and sings, read more »

  • 8.
    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 read more »

  • 9.
    The Windhover

    I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king-
    dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
    Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding read more »

  • 10.
    Mid-Term Break

    I sat all morning in the college sick bay
    Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
    At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home. read more »

  • 11.
    Self-Portrait At 28

    I know it's a bad title
    but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
    on a day nearly canceled by sunlight
    when the entire hill is approaching read more »

  • 12.
    If Thou Of Fortune Be Bereft

    If thou of fortune be bereft,
    and in thy store there be but left
    two loaves, sell one, and with the
    dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. read more »

New Life Poems

  1. Old Memories Half Forgotten, Terry Dawson
  2. The Plum in Springtime (sixtieth birthday), Terry Dawson
  3. The Troubadour of Dawn, Terry Dawson
  4. A Daydreaming Evoked by Swallows, Terry Dawson
  5. The Poet, Terry Dawson
  6. The Farmworker, Terry Dawson
  7. A Hardworking Wind, Terry Dawson
  8. The Skeleton Coast, Terry Dawson
  9. A Bounty Concealed, Terry Dawson
  10. The Elephants (revised), Terry Dawson
  11. Balance, Terry Dawson
  12. life in the heart of, Nikhil Parekh
  13. The Tree Of Life, Heather Burns
  14. Solitude, Terry Dawson
  15. Against Wrongs Done Me, Terry Dawson
  16. A Backward Look with Longing, Terry Dawson
  17. Heaven, Mark R Slaughter
  18. Ode to Instant Messaging (revised), Terry Dawson
  19. Life Taught Me, Kesihanna McKenzie
  20. A Campaign Revisited (revised), Terry Dawson
  21. A Stonecrossed Grave (A Poem in Remembra.., Terry Dawson
  22. Senryu Life's Highway, Heather Burns
  23. Senryu Gathering Fragments, Heather Burns
  24. Life Goes On, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  25. Yesterdays Sorrow, Heather Burns
  26. Senryu Risky Business, Heather Burns
  27. Super Nova (a star is born), Udiah (witness to Yah)
  28. A New Beginning, Heather Burns
  29. Senryu Sea Of Life, Heather Burns
  30. Yin/Yang, Heather Burns
  31. The Web Of Life, Heather Burns
  32. Changes Of The Tide, Heather Burns
  33. Life born of love, Roy Allen
  34. Life 111, Abdul Wahab
  35. Life, Dawn Lambert
  36. Life, deepali agnihotri
  37. Life, shemar malike henry
  38. *life!, Abdul Wahab
  39. A Cloudy Thought, Mark R Slaughter
  40. Life, Piyush Kaushal
  41. Life Style, sekharan pookkat
  42. Life Is A Dance For You To Dance To, Emily Wimetal
  43. A ghazal (Many a secret it hides...), Elizabeth Kurian 'Mona'
  44. Shopping for yourself, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  45. Life life life life life life life life .., Abdul Wahab
  46. What is life? this gives me a big probl.., Abdul Wahab
  47. What life is!, Abdul Wahab
  48. Too Much of a Good Thing, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  49. Fail Safe Safely, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  50. Headlines 1966, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  51. An Important News Bulletin, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  52. The Time of Shoddy, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  53. Life Is, kelsey brownlauten
  54. Good Life, Miroslava Odalovic
  55. The Life of One, Marcos Chavez
  56. Life, christie park
  57. Life, Alexander McCray
  58. She and Drugs, Mark R Slaughter
  59. Slaughter of the Innocent, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  60. Seeking, Heather Burns
  61. The Way Of Lıfe, Heather Burns
  62. Whispering Promises, Heather Burns
  63. If Life Was A Circus, Heather Burns
  64. life, Daniela Tamayo
  65. Life In Context, Matthew Campbell
  66. Life Is, Desiree Marmon
  67. Snobbery, Mark R Slaughter
  68. What is Life, Dallas Hammond
  69. Life, Caleb Jones
  70. Life is a Dance for you to Dance..., Maria Luisa Taylor
  71. Alcoholic, Mark R Slaughter
  72. Life (Senryu), Marieta Maglas
  73. Storms Of Life, Heather Burns
  74. Shadows, Heather Burns
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