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I Am Woman
by Alfrednett Atkinson

(A heart felt tribute to all women )
I am despair - I am heartache - I am the one that feels the sorrow - I am the comfort that ease the pain.
I am the shelter from the storm- I am the refuge found in a fortress filled with faith, hope and charity - I am peace in a world where there is turmoil - I am trust when others have none - I am love for the unlovable - I am a sanctuary for all. I am Woman.
Iam the one that conceives and protect the young - I am the warmth that covers the babe - I am the milk that nourishes the infant child - I am the sweet taste of the honey from the bee...
I am the birthright of God and Love - Iam the incubator for the immaculate conception - I am the womb that delivered thy forefather Abraham - Iam the breast he laid upon.
I am the burst of existence that unfolds the freshness of the air and the beauty of universe everywhere. I am the product of all four (4) seasons - I am the endless parade of the beauty of nature - I am the splendor that multiply each flower with its unique size, shape, fragrance and radiant color.
I am the essence that beholds more than the apparent eye can see - I am the look at the miracle of birth - I am the cover -up for many tribulations to come- I am a vision beyond the apparent glance - I am deep - I am within. I am Woman.
I am the transformation of rebirth - I am born again - I am the out burst of the soul set free.
I give thanks, praise and honor to God - I toil faithfully for my heavenly reward.
I am a virtuous woman- I hold in my hand the lighted torch - My crown on my head extended high - I am the Goddess of Liberty and Justice - I am royalty paving the way for others to follow - I am "Queen" of the land of freedom and opportunity on the solid rock - I stand. I am Woman.

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Ozymandias
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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:

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Despair
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have experienc'd
The worst, the World can wreak on me--the worst
That can make Life indifferent, yet disturb
With whisper'd Discontents the dying prayer--
I have beheld the whole of all, wherein
My Heart had any interest in this Life,
To be disrent and torn from off my Hopes
That nothing now is left. Why then live on ?
That Hostage, which the world had in it's keeping
Given by me as a Pledge that I would live--

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At Lulworth Cove A Century Back
by Thomas Hardy

Had I but lived a hundred years ago
I might have gone, as I have gone this year,
By Warmwell Cross on to a Cove I know,
And Time have placed his finger on me there:

"You see that man?" -- I might have looked, and said,
"O yes: I see him. One that boat has brought
Which dropped down Channel round Saint Alban's Head.
So commonplace a youth calls not my thought."


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Religion Xxvi
by Khalil Gibran

And an old priest said, "Speak to us of Religion."

And he said:

Have I spoken this day of aught else?

Is not religion all deeds and all reflection,

And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom?


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The Fire In The Midst Of Despair (poem) By Christen Kuikoua
by Christen Kuikoua

Inspired By Kyla Carter

Now instead of getting your texts,
I’m sitting in bed With tears in my eyes
at Three am, Putting on a sad playlist
Facing The celling Trying to pretend
Here I am alone between the heavens and the embers
Oh, it hurts so hard for a million different reasons
Though I Pretend That Everything it fine
but I know it not Even though it been forever

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Ire and Fire
by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

When mind and blood are infected
Injected by viruses of wanton politics,
Anarchy rules the roost,
Inhumanity ruins the heart;
Law hides its eyes behind the back
As screams flare up from the pyre.

When monster of corruption gobbles
The system, society and its people,
Humanity loses its beauty

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Crying loudly in silence
by Rachel Chitofu

Empty thoughts, empty feelings
Wilted roses and broken vases
Silent rage, fear and anguish
Toss me and turn me ,
in every direction
Do as you please , ravage
my tormented spirit
But my life I plead with you
To spare me
Though it is not my own....

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When I finally take a Bow
by Basele Stephen

When I finally take a bow
Remember I once was low
Had to climb my way up
Even though they said Twas my last lap

They laughed at me
They said he ain't gonna make it
He ain't curved for a dime
But mine eyes were set for the high climb


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Two Versions; One Curse
by B DEWITT

A haze.
That’s what it is.
The fuzzy emotions
that’ve entered my existence.

A potent mixture of
sadness,
loneliness,
and hopelessness.


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