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A Wife In London (December, 1899)
by Thomas Hardy

I--The Tragedy

She sits in the tawny vapour
   That the City lanes have uprolled,
   Behind whose webby fold on fold
Like a waning taper
   The street-lamp glimmers cold.

A messenger's knock cracks smartly,
   Flashed news is in her hand

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the foul
by Shri Vats

I am the fool atop the world
laughing at those who try to climb up.
I teach ancient knowledge only made yesterday
I speak about free will when i am told to.

I am the fool atop the world
throwing stones at those who challenge me
I claim to speak the truth but sell lies instead
I truly Believe that i am humble
Yet i build statues to spread my name

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The True Born Englishman (Excerpt)
by Daniel Defoe

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Thus from a mixture of all kinds began,
That het'rogeneous thing, an Englishman:
In eager rapes, and furious lust begot,
Betwixt a painted Britain and a Scot.
Whose gend'ring off-spring quickly learn'd to bow,
And yoke their heifers to the Roman plough:
From whence a mongrel half-bred race there came,
With neither name, nor nation, speech nor fame.
In whose hot veins new mixtures quickly ran,

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Juxtaposition
by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Sinners are always mentally stronger
While the strong turn mostly sinners.

Secular forces are the communal pawns
Violence and conflicts are social sores.

Women boldly flaunt their macho look
While men show their feme demeanors.

Most of the rich are poor by their heart

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The Negatives
by Philip Levine

On March 1, 1958, four deserters from the French Army of North Africa,
August Rein, Henri Bruette, Jack Dauville, & Thomas Delain, robbed a
government pay station at Orleansville. Because of the subsequent
confession of Dauville the other three were captured or shot. Dauville
was given his freedom and returned to the land of his birth, the U.S.A.

AUGUST REIN:
from a last camp near St. Remy

I dig in the soft earth all

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the foul
by Shri Vats

I am the fool atop the world
laughing at those who try to climb up.
I teach ancient knowledge only made yesterday
I speak about free will when i am told to.

I am the fool atop the world
throwing stones at those who challenge me
I claim to speak the truth but sell lies instead
I truly Believe that i am humble
Yet i build statues to spread my name

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Sarcasm
by Sharon Morgan

How wonderful our world
of ingrained peace and tranquillity
with lives of eternal happiness,
As the lives that we live are carefree
And by the way, my best friend is called irony

How great our climate
Because man, in his creativity, has made gases
that fills our atmosphere
Trapping heat from the sun

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Juxtaposition
by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Sinners are always mentally stronger
While the strong turn mostly sinners.

Secular forces are the communal pawns
Violence and conflicts are social sores.

Women boldly flaunt their macho look
While men show their feme demeanors.

Most of the rich are poor by their heart

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I'm so over this Kurdish thing - in Trump's own words
by Dr. Robert Ippaso

In my infinite wisdom
I tell you this thing,
In this here my kingdom
Will the pendulum swing;

One minute the Kurds
So cute in their garb,
The other the Turks
With their venomous barb.


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My Husbands
by Robert William Service

My first I wed when just sixteen
And he was sixty-five.
He treated me like any queen
The years he was alive.
Oh I betrayed him on the sly,
Like any other bitch,
and how I longed for him to die
And leave me young and rich!

My second is a gigolo

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