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PostSubject: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:08 pm

I meant to post this earlier. My tagline comes from this poem. She might could teach us a few things about life, you think?

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER

I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
I'd relax, I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.

I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles,
but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I'm one of those people who live
sensibly and sanely hour after hour,
day after day.

Oh, I've had my moments,
And if I had it to do over again,
I'd have more of them.
In fact, I'd try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after another,
instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

I've been one of those people who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat
and a parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over,
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances.
I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
I would pick more daisies.

Nadine Stair,
85 years old.

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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:50 pm



SOLITUDE

I love the stillness of the wood:
I love the music of the rill:
I love to couch in pensive mood
Upon some silent hill.
Scarce heard, beneath yon arching trees,
The silver-crested ripples pass;
And, like a mimic brook, the breeze
Whispers among the grass.
Here from the world I win release,
Nor scorn of men, nor footstep rude,
Break in to mar the holy peace
Of this great solitude.
Here may the silent tears I weep
Lull the vexed spirit into rest,
As infants sob themselves to sleep
Upon a mother's breast.
But when the bitter hour is gone,
And the keen throbbing pangs are still,
Oh, sweetest then to couch alone
Upon some silent hill!
To live in joys that once have been,
To put the cold world out of sight,
And deck life's drear and barren scene
With hues of rainbow-light.
For what to man the gift of breath,
If sorrow be his lot below;
If all the day that ends in death
Be dark with clouds of woe?
Shall the poor transport of an hour
Repay long years of sore distress;
The fragrance of a lonely flower
Make glad the wilderness?
Ye golden hours of Life's young spring,
Of innocence, of love and truth!
Bright, beyond all imagining,
Thou fairy-dream of youth!
I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life's decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer-day.

By Lewis Carroll
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:02 pm

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!

Rudyard Kipling
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:33 pm

There once was a man from Nantucket.........no, no, wait........uh

Roses are red, violets are ....no thats not it either..uh....

Can I get back to y'all on this? Giggle



Great posts, by the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:01 pm

Oh Blue...I was all poetic and so philosophical...and then I saw yours and Crackingup Crackingup
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:02 pm

Oh, those were both lovely and blue, you crack us up! Perfect to go to sleep on...thanks. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:57 pm

I loved this one so much as a teen, that I memorized it. Geeky right?


Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.


--- Max Ehrmann, 1927
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:44 am

LOL!


Turn on the cooling, babe
Don't let me get hot
The price we pay to keep it
is a hell of a lot
but, we're going to have it
maybe we should plant more trees
Sister fixes people,
I like to fix A/C.
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:13 am

unclegus wrote:
LOL!


Turn on the cooling, babe
Don't let me get hot
The price we pay to keep it
is a hell of a lot
but, we're going to have it
maybe we should plant more trees
Sister fixes people,
I like to fix A/C.


Thumbup Thumbup Thumbup Thumbup Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup Crackingup
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:24 am

I like that, lmm. Thumbup

unc, that was beautiful, man, just beautiful. Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:28 am

Thanks! I was on Q107 at one time with it. LOL!
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:43 am

Nice Gus.
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:21 pm

I can't remember if I've posted this here before or not. If I have, I think it bears repeating. It says a lot. (read it in the voice of an old country man.)


DIGNITY
by McWhorter.

I seed an ole houn dog the other day.

Come walkin down de road.

Kinda slow, sedate, and dignified,

Just like some folks I've knowed.

My little Fiest dog run out,

An he really raised ol Ned.

But that ol hound just trotted on,

an never raised his head.

Seein which reminded me,

That brains ain't all in books.

For that ol hound weren't college bred,

An he shore weren't much on looks.

But shucks. That ol hound showed common sense,

Which really ain't no vice,

Cause he knowed if he barked back,

He'd be just another Fiest.


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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:50 am

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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:05 pm

lol!

Love it! wagtail
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:02 pm

Just found this. It is touching.

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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:29 pm

Thanks for posting the poem, Blu Smile

and for posting Jimmy Stewart! ....loved him Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:37 am

Oh, man, that got me and Johnny. Thank you, Blue. That's it right there...beautiful poem, reading and man...and dog. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:45 am

Salad

Yes, my waist is fifty inches -
Big for me because I'm short.
And yes, I like my cheddar cheese
When partnered with a vintage port.

Okay, okay, that double cream
Is always served with pud,
And cake and biscuits with my tea
Are just no bloody good

For my poor hardened arteries,
But see my point of view,
Please dear wifey if you please,
A Salad makes me spew!

I'd rather eat a bowl of air
Than crunch away on greens;
Drink water from the toilet bowl
Or nibble on my jeans!

But salad! Are you there?
You know it makes me snappy -
So let me fill my face with grub,
Stay fat, and die young happy!
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:16 pm

Clap Clap Clap Clap

Did you write that, cage?
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:30 am

Joy wrote:
Clap Clap Clap Clap

Did you write that, cage?


No.
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:06 pm

Oh okay. I was just going to brag on you...haha...I love it though & thanks for the laugh.
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PostSubject: Re: Poems - Feel free to share your favorites, too. :)   Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:32 pm

I love Jimmy Stewart Yes
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