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
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;
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:
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.
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
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Waking up at midnight
in a room without a view,
taking up a book, you find
no pages to look through.
You bang upon the bleak grey walls
that bound your tiny room,
but Echo is the only friend
that answers through the gloom.
“How did it ever come to this? ”
you ask yourself in pain -
but cannot even hear your voice
for endless driving rain.
You yourself built this heartless space
from mortar and hard bricks
to guard against a cruel world,
to kick against the pricks.
Now, in this bed you’ve made, you lie
as evermore you must,
until your life shall pass away
and crumble into dust.
Too late you find that this our world
can never be shut out
except by sentencing your soul
to dark eternal drought.
I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman -
I have detested you long enough.
I come to you as a grown child
Who has had a pig-headed father;
I am old enough now to make friends.
It was you that broke the new wood,
Now is a time for carving.
We have one sap and one root -
Let there be commerce between us.
There is much more to life
Than just to watch, it diminishes away
Life's ordains, for everyone to enjoy it rightly
Mingles with much love, and the best of fun
A life, lives without fun, can becomes very dull
There is much more to life
Although, any sort of life, is better than no life
Since it's says, once there is life, there is hope
Despite its hardship, lives it well, before it ends
Foo are ye sae partial tae ettin een?
Tykes bark as they are bred
Are ye nae sorry tae slay a lammie?
When tears contain nothing but joy
Store it in the deepest well in your heart
As It will surely keep you warm,
when winter comes
Sunlight danced on my face
I thought another boring day
But that was not the case
It was wonderful what can I say
I sang a song
Standing by the road side
Watching the vehicles passing by
And waiting for a joy ride
She wanna take a nap
But she doesn't wanna take a snap
She has forgotten that man
a rugged statue of black stone'
sitting folded at the waist;
touching ground with his head,
almost like half dead half alive;
By Freeyad Ibrahim
Half of it is Dreams
The other half nightmars
I have a small sister whose hair is bright red;
but my hair is all brownish-blondish instead
My brother's got handsome black curls for his crown;
and Grandma's hair's white, though it used to be brown.
Live with thy head touching in the skies;
Thou art by birth the prince of the paradise,
The stream of time is constantly flowing forward;
The flowing stream has no chance to flow back;
The I. R. S. has doubled in size,
As well as, doubled its peering eyes
making sure you pay all taxes due
With pistol in hand pointed at you.
THE KITCHEN TABLE
I was very young then maybe three or four years, but I remember this like it happened just yesterday, I will always remember it too. Because I saw and heard something that made me the women that I am today. When I would wake up to my mother's voice late at night I never thought much about it. Until one night I heard my mother saying 'my children don't have no food' 'my children don't have no shoes'. I got out of the bed, I wanted to see who she was talking to.
No one else was there, no one else just her. I was young, but I knew I didn't see any body there with her. It was then that I thought to ask my mother. 'who you talking too'. She looked... and said 'go back to bed, I'm talking to the man upstairs'. Well there was man upstairs I know that, but in my young mind it just didn't make sense, since the man upstairs didn't seem fit for my mother to talk to like that. Just didn't make sense.
I suppose on PH I'll not be allowed to include the word D ++ N,
but I just lost hours of thinking, typing, etc., and I'm 'in a jam'.
Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations.
Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
like a snowflake falling on water. Below us,
some farmer, feeling the chill of that distant death,
Your presence is near
I wish you were here
Buffalo Bill opens a pawn shop on the reservation
right across the border from the liquor store
and he stays open 24 hours a day,7 days a week
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....
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.
He was before his beloved,
Kneeling on his thighs……..
His shoulders were down,
With his soulful cries…….
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
TO AMARANTHA; THAT SHE WOULD DISHEVELL HER HAIRE.
Amarantha sweet and faire,
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.