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Hale fellow

young, glowing

endless legs

trip

timeless miles

flowing

Today's man

moon smile

growing

 

Flower children

thrive on progress

moot battles 

won by

scores

Ever growing

healthy, wealthy

bound, unbound

only by

Imagine

and...

 

In sweat

shimmer

washboard abs

Today's man

stands flexed

his art
works

mighty metal

monsters

unleashed in

faith unmatched
spewing

ink and stone

strain to proclaim

late-model

Victory!

 

Throttling 

his world

 

 

 

 

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LXV

 

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
But sad mortality o’er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays?
O fearful meditation! where, alack,
Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid?
   O, none, unless this miracle have might,
   That in black ink my love may still shine bright.
 
William Shakespeare
 
 
 
 
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Sermons We See

by Edgar Guest

 

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear;

And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.

I soon can learn to do it if you'll let me see it done;
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.

And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true,
But I'd rather get my lessons by observing what you do;

For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind.
When a weaker brother stumbles and a strong man stays behind

Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me
To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.

And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today
Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.

One good man teaches many, men believe what they behold;
One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told.

Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear,
For right living speaks a language which to every one is clear.

Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say,
I'd rather see a sermon than to hear one, any day.

 
 
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Fire -- Nikita Gill 

 

Remember what you must do

when they undervalue you,

when they think

your softness is your weakness,

when they treat your kindness

like it is their advantage

 

You awaken every dragon,

every wolf,

every monster

that sleeps inside you 

and you remind them 

what hell looks like 

when it wears the skin

of a gentle human.

 

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Do you have a favorite poem? To celebrate the upcoming National Poetry Month, share one that has special meaning to you.

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