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Pure mediocrity since 1998.
 Post subject: Poetry.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:36 pm GMT 
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Here's a thread where we post poetry we like. It can be an original poem, or not. It doesnt matter. You have to give credit.

Ozymandias. By. Percy Shelly

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away


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My Friend of Missouri
 Post subject: Re: Poetry.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:18 am GMT 
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This one has stuck with me since the ancient age of high school:

Gunner -- Randall Jarrell

Did they send me away from my cat and my wife
To a doctor who poked me and counted my teeth,
To a line on a plain, to a stove in a tent?
Did I nod in the flies of the schools?
And the fighters rolled into the tracer like rabbits,
The blood froze over my splints like a scab --
Did I snore, all still and grey in the turret,
Till the palms rose out of the sea with my death?
And the world ends here, in the sand of a grave,
All my wars over? How easy it was to die!
Has my wife a pension of so many mice?
Did the medals go home to my cat?


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