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There Was A Small Boy Of Quebec
by Rudyard Kipling

THERE was a small boy of Quebec,
Who was buried in snow to his neck;
When they said. "Are you friz?"
He replied, "Yes, I is—
But we don't call this cold in Quebec."

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Exposure
by Wilfred Owen

I

1 Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us ...
2 Wearied we keep awake because the night is silent ...
3 Low drooping flares confuse our memory of the salient ...
4 Worried by silence, sentries whisper, curious, nervous,
5 But nothing happens.

6 Watching, we hear the mad gusts tugging on the wire.
7 Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.

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Duino Elegies: The First Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.
And so I force myself, swallow and hold back
the surging call of my dark sobbing.

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The Toy-Maker
by Russell Edson

A toy-maker made a toy wife and a toy child.
He made a toy house and some toy years.

He made a getting-old toy, and he made a dying
toy.

The toy-maker made a toy heaven and a toy god.

But, best of all, he liked making toy shit.

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The Mayor Of Gary
by Carl Sandburg

I asked the mayor of Gary about the 12-hour day and the 7-day week.
And the mayor of Gary answered more workmen steal time on the job in Gary than any other place in the United States.
"Go into the plants and you will see men sitting around doing nothing--machinery does everything," said the mayor of Gary when I asked him about the 12-hour day and the 7-day week.
And he wore cool cream pants, the Mayor of Gary, and white shoes, and a barber had fixed him up with a shampoo and a shave and he was east and imperturbable though the government weather bureau thermometer said 96 and children were soaking their heads at bubbling fountains on the street corners.
And I said good-bye to the Mayor of Gary and I went out from the city hall and turned the corner into Broadway.
And I saw workmen wearing leather shoes scruffed with fire and cinders, and pitted with little holes from running molten steel,
And some had bunches of specialized muscles around their shoulder blades hard as pig iron, muscles of their forearms were sheet steel and they looked to me like men who had been somewhere.

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In a Corner there
by Author Reinvented

In a corner there
I see your memory,
A child who could neither fight nor flee,
Hiding from reality

In the circle of your arms
Do you find safety?
Wishing the world around would disappear,
"I'm only safe when it's just me"


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Purple Teddy Bear
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

sitting on a chair
waiting for love to return
when the school bells ring

the birds are singing
but purple teddy is blue
the young days of spring

the clock keeps ticking
as saffron day grows older

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My shadow, my girl
by Arshia Sheikh

You are my shadow, my girl,

For me you are like a string of pearl.

Your twinkling eyes brighten my day,

Your bubbly persona will always stay.

Fond of your love and care,


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Motherhood
by Arshia Sheikh

Motherhood requires hard work,

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world.

Having kids is the great responsibility,

Making them kind, is the real beauty.

Being mother, you have to think twice,


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My Rock Away Horse-Nursery Rhyme
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I got a rocking horse for my birthday;
And my new horse is magic and special!
When we're alone, it rocks me far away;
But my colt is very gentle and careful.

My magic horse, flies me to fun places.
One night, it rocked me off to the moon!
We've seen the world and so many faces,
And we'll both be traveling again soon.


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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson (50 poems about Child)
    November 13, 1850 / Edinburgh, Scotland - December 3, 1894 / Vailima, Samoa
  • Edgar Lee Masters
    Edgar Lee Masters (48 poems about Child)
    23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth (39 poems about Child)
    1770-1850 / Cumberland / England
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg (38 poems about Child)
    6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois
  • Vachel Lindsay
    Vachel Lindsay (34 poems about Child)
    November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931 / Springfield, Illinois
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (31 poems about Child)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
  • William Blake
    William Blake (30 poems about Child)
    28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (29 poems about Child)
    22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore (29 poems about Child)
    Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field (28 poems about Child)
    2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States
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