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Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
they were pecking at my pillow,
they were hopping on my head,
they were ruffling up their feathers
as they raced about my bed.
They were on the chairs and tables,
I am waiting for your smiles
and sitting on for your voice.
I have found your door after
the journey of miles and miles.
If you accept me this morning
I'll melt in you till the evening
I'll make you never forget me
after my loving touch today.
Ga niet slapen, jij
wilt graag liefhebben, durf het --
Don't go to sleep, you
long to love, dare to do it --
Yet your desires too
move on large wheels -- do not run
Some do find music
even in rusting of leaves
and some- not at all.
Your Life with Christ will be beyond your wildest dreams;
A Life with Christ is something that you will receive if you believe;
It is a new life filled with wonder and grace;
You should step out proudly and proclaim that Jesus is great.
How the laws,
How the lawmen,
Who is for what
I comprehend it not?
Faith and Idealist; Time-faring twins.
That's them, what beside
As excitably upon its side
Had toppled over.
You make me want to do better
Pushing the limits behind my capabilities
Climbing the ladder of abilities
To put a smile on the beauty that sets its eye on my inefficiencies.
Hose pipe under high pressure
dancing on the lawn!
Illness; and its subsequent death.
News of each, as different
From trembling, a pit's edge before;
To bear its hellish descent.