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We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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Dis Poetry
by Benjamin Zephaniah

Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
Dis poetry is designed fe rantin
Dance hall style, big mouth chanting,
Dis poetry nar put yu to sleep
Preaching follow me
Like yu is blind sheep,
Dis poetry is not Party Political
Not designed fe dose who are critical.
Dis poetry is wid me when I gu to me bed

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If You Could Read My Words (aft. Gordon Lightfoot)
by Lee-Ann Azzopardi

I have no riches to spend
Though, I have the words
That hopefully reachthe core of yr heart
Making you turn to see my tears
And with compassion, wipe them
But this dance we do is making me ache
Losing my chance to hold you goes by each day
And I don't know what it will take
To see my intent
No, it's not yr money

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The Night Game
by Robert Pinsky

Some of us believe
We would have conceived romantic
Love out of our own passions
With no precedents,
Without songs and poetry--
Or have invented poetry and music
As a comb of cells for the honey.

Shaped by ignorance,
A succession of new worlds,

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عمن أخدت القريض - Poem by إل
by إلياس فرحات

يقولون عمن أخذت القريض وممن تعلمت نظم الدرر
وأين درست العروض وكيف تلقفت هذا البيان الأغر
وما كنت يوماً بطالب علمٍ فإنا عرفناك منذ الصغر
فقلت أخذت القريض صبياً عن الطير وهي تغني السحر
وعن خطرات عليل النسيم يمر فيشفي عليل البشر
وعن ضحكات مياه الجداول فوق الجلامد تحت الشجر
وعن زفرات المحب الأديب يزاحمه الموسر المحتقر
وعن نظرات الحسان اللواتي يكدن يغلغلنها في الحجر
وعن عبرات الحزانى الضعاف ففي عبرات الحزانى عبر
كذاك تعلمت نظم أللآلي لفرط الغرام وطول السهر

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Recent Poetry Poems
If You Could Read My Words (aft. Gordon Lightfoot)
by Lee-Ann Azzopardi

I have no riches to spend
Though, I have the words
That hopefully reachthe core of yr heart
Making you turn to see my tears
And with compassion, wipe them
But this dance we do is making me ache
Losing my chance to hold you goes by each day
And I don't know what it will take
To see my intent
No, it's not yr money

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The Words I Compose
by Lee-Ann Azzopardi

Let my lonely heart cease
I don't want another disappointment
Through. my words, I thought were enough
They aren't reaching you
And have fallen on deaf ears
Buried in the computer's memory
The words I compose will not make you love me
Burning in the flames of eternity
They will be lost to time
And the ashes will be covered with the sands

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After A Night of Insomnia
by Lee-Ann Azzopardi

I wanted to jumped, and get dressed
And go for a walk
However, that sensation soon disappeared
When I saw my dog curled up in the corner of the sofa
I felt tired and I guess my dog was too
But these words of this poem emerged
I jumped to my laptop, and started to type
The first lines were flowing
However, after I got them down
The inspiration kind of sagged

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Villanelles II by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are villanelles by Michael R. Burch and and villanelle-like poems, including a new new poetic form I invented, the “trinelle” or “triplenelle.”



Villanelle: What happened to the songs of yesterdays?
by Michael R. Burch

Is poetry mere turning of a phrase?
Has prose become its height and depth and sum?
What happened to the songs of yesterdays?

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AT THE END OF TIME - ALEXIS KARPOUZOS
by alexis karpouzos

I know that our efforts all come to nothing. Analyze life, tear its trappings off, lay it bare with thought, with logic, with philosophy, and its emptiness is revealed as a bottomless pit; its nothingness frankly confesses to nothingness, and Despair comes to perch in the soulI know the end of us all is nothing, I know that at the end of Time, the reward of our toil will be nothing — and again nothing. I know that all our handiwork and all our ideas will be destroyed. I know that not even ash will be left from the fires that consume us. I know that our ideals, even those we achieve, will vanish in the eternal darkness of oblivion and final non-being. There is no hope, none, in my heart. I know, No promise, none, can I make to myself and to others. No recompense can I expect for my labors. No fruit will be born of my thoughts. I know the time — eternal seducer of all men, eternal cause of all effects — offers me nothing but the blank prospect of annihilation. So, my dignity is broken and weak, in recognition of my impending defeat.

The man who is alone, who stands on his own feet, who is stripped bare, who asks for nothing and wants nothing, who has reached the apex of disinterested­ness not through blind renunciation but through ex­cess of clear vision, turns to the world which stretches out before him as a burned prairie, as a devastated city — a world in which no churches, asylums, refuges, ideals, are left — and says: «Though you promise me nothing I am still with you, I am still an atom of your energies, my work is part of your work; I am your companion and your mirror as you march on your merciless way. But I owe nothing to any one. I would be responsible to freedom alone.

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