Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
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.
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
I want you to know
You know how this is:
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
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:
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
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NO better Dog e'er kept his Master's Door
Than honest Snarl, who spar'd nor Rich nor Poor;
But gave the Alarm, when any one drew nigh,
Nor let pretended Friends pass fearless by:
For which reprov'd, as better Fed than Taught,
He rightly thus expostulates the Fault.
To keep the House from Rascals was my Charge;
The Task was great, and the Commission large.
Nor did your Worship e'er declare your Mind,
That to the begging Crew it was confin'd;
Who shrink an Arm, or prop an able Knee,
Or turn up Eyes, till they're not seen, nor see.
To Thieves, who know the Penalty of Stealth,
And fairly stake their Necks against your Wealth,
These are the known Delinquents of the Times,
And Whips and Tyburn. testify their Crimes.
But since to Me there was by Nature lent
An exquisite Discerning by the Scent;
I trace a Flatt'rer, when he fawns and leers,
A rallying Wit, when he commends and jeers:
The greedy Parasite I grudging note,
Who praises the good Bits, that oil his Throat;
I mark the Lady, you so fondly toast,
That plays your Gold, when all her own is lost:
The Knave, who fences your Estate by Law,
Yet still reserves an undermining Flaw.
These and a thousand more, which I cou'd tell,
Provoke my Growling, and offend my Smell.
WHEN dawn's first cymbals beat upon the sky,
Rousing the world to labour's various cry,
To tend the flock, to bind the mellowing grain,
From ardent toil to forge a little gain,
And fasting men go forth on hurrying feet,
Buy bread, buy bread, rings down the eager street.
When the earth falters and the waters swoon
With the implacable radiance of noon,
In this world of noise and chaos, it's hard to breathe,
With endless troubles and worries, that don't seem to leave.
But through the madness, I find a glimmer of hope,
The strength to rise, and the courage to cope.
I take a deep breath, and close my eyes,
And imagine a world, where freedom truly lies.
A place where my mind is unshackled and free,
Where I am at peace, just me and me.
Sleep is a mythology!
Suffice to say it's origin and genealogy
It is a soul's journey to explore the unknown
Like Mida's fantasy you're drawn into spiritual lawn,
ayıklanma bekleyen tümceleri öbeklemek üzere uykularım
gidipte dönmemesinden mütevellit şehit rüyalarımın
siyah beyaz çoğu bilindik camdan atılan aptal kutusu gibi
en heyecanlı yerinde tamire çekiyor rem oto-kontrolü
This is not in comparison, but I wish all the girls I know were just like you.
Down to earth, always dressed in smiles coloured with the best variant of blue.
'Selfless, if it were possible, would have been a perfect addition to your name,
Perfection might not be the best word, but you always somehow magically make my day.
I wish there was a doorway to your heart
So, I could rush on to it and open with silken touch.
No pleasure would satisfy my desire for you,
I wish I could hand a love board with sweet kisses
It is Ramadan and Muslims all over the world are fasting
with true dedication and religious fervor;
so much faith and faithfulness in their commitment
so much exuberance and sincerity in their tradition
Seeking for branches within my reach and beyond,
The mahogany trees filled with leaves and lidless hearts missing some counts.
The eternal life breathing along, while humming with the strings of my beholding dawn.
Sitting infront of my golden light, bursting ecstasy all introduced in those sacred smiles as eras nourished in divine eyes.
A feeling of contentment and ecstasy...
...when you hear the call from your God...
...is a sure sign that your God is pleased with you;
You must as such put your faith in deeds pleasing to God.
The light of the intellect lets you see His nearness to you;
The source of the intellect lets you see the signs in your self and His universe;
The eye of the intellect reveals to you the knowledge and wisdom;
The ears of the intellect let you hear the tasbeeh from everything of his manifestation;
The long war
It is with sadness I register the war in Ukraine
We see the Russian army is not as effective and strong as thought.
Nature reveals unto me,
So much style and energy,
From a pretty crocus,
To a fine grown tree,
The melting snow neath sunshine's glow,
Reveals the earth beneath my feet,
If you walk on heavens ground,
I hope by chance one day we'll meet
LIFE recently advised me in a threatening voice
That it would do this, it would do that, it would not do,
It would make each and everything upside down for me;
With equanimity, I soon replied to its ears:
Your presence is near
I wish you were here
1. Take a shower you don't want to smell.
2. Pick out an outfit that will blend in with the latest trends and won't make you a laughing stock of the school more than you already are
3. Put on some makeup so you can't even recognize yourself and your face tingles with an unbelievable issue. You can't satisfy otherwise you'll have ruined the hours of meticulous painting you apply to your face.
I will never forget you my dearest soulmate..
these old meomries will never fade...
you've always laid me in your shade...
whenever I trembled or felt afraid....
is the true
of one's soul.
Poetry is sexy
Its lyrics aim to please
anger is not love
anger is driking
anger is killing someone
anger one thing never do
My pan head
Mine you are
And Yours I am
As most Nigerians remain ruefully lukewarm
about President Buhari's second term bid;
an ever-increasing multitude of potential
voters across ethnic divides, seem to be
Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest ce jour-là
Et tu marchais souriante
Épanouie ravie ruisselante
you put this pen
in my hand and you
take the pen from you put this pen
On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.
"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
If you had the choice of two women to wed,
(Though of course the idea is quite absurd)
And the first from her heels to her dainty head
Was charming in every sense of the word:
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
And I can sing and I can smile,
Alike, while I have holiday.
Between us now and here -
Two thrown together
Who are not wont to wear
Life's flushest feather -
"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—