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The Lament
by Robert Burns

O THOU pale orb that silent shines
While care-untroubled mortals sleep!
Thou seest a wretch who inly pines.
And wanders here to wail and weep!
With woe I nightly vigils keep,
Beneath thy wan, unwarming beam;
And mourn, in lamentation deep,
How life and love are all a dream!
I joyless view thy rays adorn
The faintly-marked, distant hill;

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Lying purple
by The Hsenura

Never a night passed,
Without her photograph.
It stayed idle, lifeless,
Speaking every word
I wish to hear from her.
Sometimes, I bring her
Closer to my lips,
Trying to comb her hair,
To kiss her forehead,
To hush into her ears,

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A Logician’s Lament
by Oliver Foreman

Day comes again, the sun is in the sky.
Predictable again, the sun is never shy.
Night comes again, the sun is nigh to die.
To say otherwise; To say a lie.

I count the stars, a finite crowd.
I count my wishes, a finite cloud.
I see my blood, I count it too.
A finite world of finite views.


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Every time
by Author Reinvented

Every step I take,
Every move I make,
Everything I do
Ends up a mistake,

I fail,
And I try,
To start all over again
But


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Lost
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Common lustre associated with regal
Baptisms is no more
Promises of bright-coloured ribbons are
Broken at the entrance of yellow palm fronds’
Rituals of stale summons
The resonance of gentle, plain hymns are
Stolen by a squall that visited with rage.
Hide, brethren,
Hide,
For a synopsis of a covetous dirge has been

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A Logician’s Lament
by Oliver Foreman

Day comes again, the sun is in the sky.
Predictable again, the sun is never shy.
Night comes again, the sun is nigh to die.
To say otherwise; To say a lie.

I count the stars, a finite crowd.
I count my wishes, a finite cloud.
I see my blood, I count it too.
A finite world of finite views.


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Elegy for November
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

The shoals below the horrid caverns of a lagoon
usurp all terraces and embankments,
just for the feast on bloodꓽ
crimson atoll
and cremated corals.
Ecclesiastes of the third age is unknown to them —
they who in all seasons,
without respite,
have feasted in flesh and blood,
including that of a famous guru

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Lost
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Common lustre associated with regal
Baptisms is no more
Promises of bright-coloured ribbons are
Broken at the entrance of yellow palm fronds’
Rituals of stale summons
The resonance of gentle, plain hymns are
Stolen by a squall that visited with rage.
Hide, brethren,
Hide,
For a synopsis of a covetous dirge has been

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Dear Earth
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Dear Earth,
I vouch for your honesty any day
and rebuke strongly this cluster of vices upon you —
bone and teeth, claws and talons, fins and scales
and other forms of skeletal dryness.

Earth my kinsman,
remain steadfast and bury with quicksand these vices —
fingernails and beaks, hoofs and blades
and other instruments of hardness.

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Every time
by Author Reinvented

Every step I take,
Every move I make,
Everything I do
Ends up a mistake,

I fail,
And I try,
To start all over again
But


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    1944 / Kent / UK
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