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A Child's Nightmare
by Robert Graves

Through long nursery nights he stood
By my bed unwearying,
Loomed gigantic, formless, queer,
Purring in my haunted ear
That same hideous nightmare thing,
Talking, as he lapped my blood,
In a voice cruel and flat,
Saying for ever, "Cat! ... Cat! ... Cat!..."

That one word was all he said,


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Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face
by Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.


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The Shining Light
by William Cowper

My former hopes are fled,
My terror now begins;
I feel, alas! that I am dead
In trespasses and sins.

Ah, whither shall I fly?
I hear the thunder roar;
The Law proclaims Destruction nigh,
And Vengeance at the door.


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Between Us Now
by Thomas Hardy

Between us now and here--
Two thrown together
Who are not wont to wear
Life's flushest feather--

Who see the scenes slide past,
The daytimes dimming fast,
Let there be truth at last,
Even if despair.


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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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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 Big Blob

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

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

A potent mixture of
and hopelessness.


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