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What is the most inspirational poem you have ever read? ?

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  • 2 months ago

    The poems I've written over my long life are pure inspiration, Star, but the one that I've used over the years to understand and then rise behind (transcend) mean people is an excerpt from Tennyson I heard during my sophomore year at high school: "An infant crying in the night/An infant crying for the Light/And with no language but a cry."  I'd only been halfway paying attention when our teacher Mrs. Anderson had begun reading Tennyson, but once these words were spoken I snapped to attention and wanted to hear them again.  Think of the depth and meaning here!  We all know that one should never ever spank a baby for crying---especially since there are times when crying is an answer, not an asking for something (it just feels good to cry sometimes).  If people are mean and cruel because they are "An infant crying in the night/An infant crying for the Light/And with no language but a cry," how can we who are targeted by such insecurity-driven self-hating infants ever retaliate?  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    “Thou shall not suck of scrotum”

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  • 2 months ago

    Hells Belles.

    It was great

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The Charge of the Light Brigade.

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "They told him it couldn't be done

    With a smile he went right to it

    And he tackled the thing that couldn't be done

    And he couldn't do it."

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  • 2 months ago

    "If" by Rudyard Kipling for me. I refuse to learn this poem, for fear of not wanting to read it again when I need it.

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  • humpty
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Invictus.........

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  • j153e
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    2 months ago
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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you are able,

    save them a place

    inside of you

    and save one backward glance

    when you are leaving

    for the places they can

    no longer go.

    Be not ashamed to say

    you loved them,

    though you may

    or may not have always.

    Take what they have left

    and what they have taught you

    with their dying

    and keep it with your own.

    And in that time

    when men decide and feel safe

    to call the war insane,

    take one moment to embrace

    those gentle heroes

    you left behind

    Source(s): Michael Davis O'Donnell
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  • 2 months ago

    Splendor in the Grass by Wordsworth. It really hits home

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