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Still I Rise
by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.


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The Kaleidoscope
by Douglas Dunn

To climb these stairs again, bearing a tray,
Might be to find you pillowed with your books,
Your inventories listing gowns and frocks
As if preparing for a holiday.
Or, turning from the landing, I might find
My presence watched through your kaleidoscope,
A symmetry of husbands, each redesigned
In lovely forms of foresight, prayer and hope.
I climb these stairs a dozen times a day
And, by the open door, wait, looking in


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On Death
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll


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by Robert William Service

Today I opened wide my eyes,
And stared with wonder and surprise,
To see beneath November skies
An apple blossom peer;
Upon a branch as bleak as night
It gleamed exultant on my sight,
A fairy beacon burning bright
Of hope and cheer.

'Alas! ' said I, 'poor foolish thing,


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A Fantasy
by Louise Gluck

I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
Every day, in funeral homes, new widows are born,
new orphans. They sit with their hands folded,
trying to decide about this new life.

Then they're in the cemetery, some of them
for the first time. They're frightened of crying,
sometimes of not crying. Someone leans over,
tells them what to do next, which might mean


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"A World We Finally Recognise"
by Gloria Molina

I look around and behold
A world I recognise no more,
Where power, selfishness and wealth
Are more important than public health,
Where bombs, grenades and explosion
Overpower peace, freedom and emotion.
It's a world ruled by inequalities and despair,
Where no one knows the meaning of prayer.

And now, tell me: who can help


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Broken Young Minds
by Ashlesha Nandankar

Life full of grievances and prejudice,
He was young, broken, and fragile.
Crying under the sheets every night,
Who was he going to blame this time?
Life had been miserable once every while.
He was begging and grovelling for someone to reach out this time,
Anyone would be just fine!
There was no one to stay by his side,
Not for a while or even for the sake of the last time.
He was hoping for someone to come and say,


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Goodbye to the lover that never was one
by Jessica Tshunza

The self-doubt increases when you realize that someone you were so sure about turns out not to be the one
You saw yourself loving and protecting them and wholeheartedly happy in the long run

That someone was in your mind, thoughts and dreams every waking second of the day and every sleepy moment of the night
You built your hopes around them because you saw that they were bringing to your life that little bit of light

You built all your courage and let them know how you felt from the meaning of their presence to the void of their absence

You poured your heart out in front of them using only 26 letters of the alphabet but creating an infinite explanation of who they are for you
Still, to this day you can't understand how all those feelings were only felt by you


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Light of His World
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

sunshine gold, daybreak
bright new morning, copper sun
red roses abloom

yellow daisies bob
cornsilk clouds, ocean blue sky
scintillating beams

day of the lilies
soaking sun in the valleys


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Hope amidst Doom
by Lilypar Buhril

I see dark clouds looming gloomily,
Over deserted grounds
That were once lively.

I hear faint cries of people dying;
And somewhere, I could hear children
Laughing and playing,

Celebrating life as does a fighter;
Their joys echoing in their laughter,


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  • Robert William Service
    Robert William Service (136 poems about Hope)
    January 16, 1874 / Preston - September 11, 1958
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts (108 poems about Hope)
    17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England
  • William Topaz McGonagall
    William Topaz McGonagall (73 poems about Hope)
    1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland
  • John Keble
    John Keble (49 poems about Hope)
    25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866 / Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë (38 poems about Hope)
    7 January 1820 – 28 May 1849 / Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore (36 poems about Hope)
    28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852 / Dublin
  • Banjo Paterson
    Banjo Paterson (34 poems about Hope)
    17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales
  • George Gordon Byron
    George Gordon Byron (23 poems about Hope)
    Lord Byron] (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824 / London, England
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 poems about Hope)
    Samuel Coleridge] (1772-1834 / Devon / England
  • Henry Timrod
    Henry Timrod (19 poems about Hope)
    8 December 1828 - 7 October 1867 / Charleston, South Carolina
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