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The Supply Teacher
by Allan Ahlberg

Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
Or for some other reason takes to her bed
And a different teacher comes instead

When the visiting teacher hangs up her hat
Writes the date on the board, does this or that
Always remember, you have to say this,
OUR teacher never does that, Miss!


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A Poem Like A Grenade
by John Haines

It is made to be rolled down
a flight of stairs,
placed under a guilty hat,
or casually dropped into a basket
among the desks
of the wrongheaded statesmen.

As it tumbled on the carpeted stairs
or settles quietly
in its wire-wicker nest,


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In Position
by Lauris Dorothy Edmond

I want to tell you about time, how strangely
it behaves when you haven't got much of it left:
after 60 say, or 70, when you'd think it would

find itself squeezed so hard that like melting
ice it would surely begin to shrink, each day
looking smaller and smaller - well, it's not so.

The rules change, a single hour can grow huge
and quiet, full of reflections like an old river,


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Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan
by Moniza Alvi

They sent me a salwar kameez
      &nb sp;     peacock-blue,
                 & nbsp; and another
   glistening like an orange split open,
embossed slippers, gold and black
      &nbs p;     points curling.
   Candy-striped glass bangles
      &n bsp;     snapped, drew blood.
   Like at school, fashions changed
      &n bsp;     in Pakistan -


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Love And Hate
by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal

Ope not thy lips, thou foolish one,
Nor turn to me thy face;
The blasts of heaven shall strike thee down
Ere I will give thee grace.

Take thou thy shadow from my path,
Nor turn to me and pray;
The wild wild winds thy dirge may sing
Ere I will bid thee stay.


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Recent Change Poems
New little brother
by Author Reinvented

Mother's there, her eyes are bright,
Papa's beaming by her side,
And in her arms, a bright delight
Baby brother, little bro.

A picture hanging on the wall
Band-Aids plastered after a fall,
Mother's there to cure it all,
And baby brother, little bro


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by Martin Soliman

Endless and restless,
Grey and tasteless,
Sludge, surrounding me

Still observing
Nothing concerning,
Confusing me

Sinking and scratching,
Clawing and crawling


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Unexpected Love
by YingDu Le

Love is ever changing,
cuz when I first saw you it was me who was complaining.
I thought it wouldn’t work and wouldn’t fit,
But as it turns out we share the same shit.

I love your smile and your face turning red,
Your wit and playfulness.
I never expected and never felt like this,
For when you came into my life
It was through a dating app.


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The Sweet Life
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

blue, intense
shadowing, overwhelming, clinging
tragedy, misfortune, laughter, fulfillment
startling, healing, cheering
persistent, inexhaustible

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Turning Over a New Leaf
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

beautiful, nostalgic
chilling, harvesting, coloring
halloween, pumpkins, flowers, green
chirping, buzzing changing
lusty, fragrant

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