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TPMP 35

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#1 Mar 27, 2011
I would like to start a thread where we can post only poems.

Please feel free to post any poem that you personally like and want to share with the forum.

Believe it or not. This following poem was placed by Mr HG from our very own PR forum. He was kind enough to share it with us on at least two occassions that i can recall.

It is a very old poem our modern times. It was released in 1927.

I found it moving and put it into my favorites.

I have also shared it with relatives and friends from my personal life.

I thought it would be a nice way to start this thread and to set the proper tone for it.

Thanks must go to Mr HG once again for sharing it with us. Or else i might not have known about this rich piece of poetry

Please let's be respectful and keep this thread positive and respect each others posting space.

Also no copy cats, Please... Everyone should make a thread of what they PERSONALLY like.

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Desdirata

http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm

TPMP 35
TPMP 35

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2011
Correction: It is a famous poem from our modern era.

Although it is dated.

It is a rich poem.

It is written by Max Ehrmann

TPMP 35

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#3 Mar 27, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
I would like to start a thread where we can post only poems.
Please feel free to post any poem that you personally like and want to share with the forum.
Believe it or not. This following poem was placed by Mr HG from our very own PR forum. He was kind enough to share it with us on at least two occassions that i can recall.
It is a very old poem our modern times. It was released in 1927.
I found it moving and put it into my favorites.
I have also shared it with relatives and friends from my personal life.
I thought it would be a nice way to start this thread and to set the proper tone for it.
Thanks must go to Mr HG once again for sharing it with us. Or else i might not have known about this rich piece of poetry
Please let's be respectful and keep this thread positive and respect each others posting space.
Also no copy cats, Please... Everyone should make a thread of what they PERSONALLY like.
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Desdirata
http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm
TPMP 35
Great Poem TPMP, full of grace and good advice for all of us to follow and live by...Like You said also, thanks to HG for bringing it over to our forums and for you for reminding all of us of it so that it's full of grace powerful words and at the same time humbled poetic words will penetrate us all can help us become more real when dealing with another and less defensive in life too.

Peace to you also.

Dave Lopez
Topix Editor.
TPMP 35

United States

#4 Mar 27, 2011
* A Wise Old Owl *

A wise old owl lived in an oak,
The more he saw the less he spoke,
The less he spoke the more he heard,
Why can't we all be like that bird?

Edward Hersey Richards

TPMP 35

Since: Dec 08

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#5 Mar 27, 2011
The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#6 Mar 27, 2011
Am a poet even if you did know it am here to show it and I want you to know it.

My life is fun and yours should be too, none of us should be bored nor blue including you.

My poetry is original, is yours, it does not matter for it all can sell in any poetry store.

Smile, an original poet has spoken, but it does not matter as all poetry is beautiful including yours and mine and all others too. Keep it all coming as this poetry thread is all for me and for you.

Post them as originals or as copies, the main thing is is that it is all poetry not no one being anymore snotty.

Written and composed by Dave Lopes on 3-27-11
All rights reserved.

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#7 Mar 27, 2011
Pss.23
[1] The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[2] He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
[3] He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
[4] Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
[5] Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
[6] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Author: A Psalm of David inspired by God.
TPMP 35

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2011
Folks,

Can we please try to keep this a thread for poems only.

Any poem that is contributed is appreciated.

However, beautiful biblical psalms and verses should be for another thread.

Please feel free to start a thread with just Biblical Psalms...... I'm sure it will receive avid intrest as well.

Thank you for your cooperation.

TPMP 35

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#9 Mar 27, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
Folks,
Can we please try to keep this a thread for poems only.
Any poem that is contributed is appreciated.
However, beautiful biblical psalms and verses should be for another thread.
Please feel free to start a thread with just Biblical Psalms...... I'm sure it will receive avid intrest as well.
Thank you for your cooperation.
TPMP 35
With all due respects to what you have just asked for TPMP, all The Bible itself, TPMP, when inspired in their original tongue was all done in poetry. Study this fact by going into the Hebrew and Aramaic Languages of the old testament and you will see that this is 100% true...The old testament itself was very poetic indeed until future generations of well meaning men came along and translated it into their own wordwide many tongues.

But if the word of God is what you don't want here, I shall comply with your own wises for peace's sake.

Dave Lopes

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#10 Mar 27, 2011
your own wishes for peace's sake.

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#11 Mar 27, 2011
Here goes again my own written today original poetry:_________

See me hear me and believe me...poetry is here to stay,

no matter what I or you have to say.

Poetry has led the way for mankind to understand,

that it is you or I who needs to be eternal friends,

for the world will soon come to it's final end,

and you and I will not always be here until our hearts truly blend and mend.

I hope you will understand,

that it is Jehovah God that wants us to be real friends,

and really do feel that it is his one and only hope till our very own end.

Do not disappoint him cause I won't if you don't.

Originally Written by Dave Lopes on 3-27-11
All rights reserved

“Let Nature Restore”

Since: Oct 10

the Core of Your Being

#12 Mar 28, 2011
Tao Te Ching
by LAO TSU
Translation by Gia Fu Feng
and Jane English

Twenty-Seven

A good walker leaves no tracks;
A good speaker makes no slips;
A good reckoner needs no tally.
A good door needs no lock,
Yet no one can open it.
Good binding requires no knots,
Yet no one can loosen it.

Therefore the sage takes care of all men
And abandons no one.
He takes care of all things
And abandons nothing.

This is called "following the light."

What is a good man?
A teacher of a bad man.
What is a bad man?
A good man's charge.
If the teacher is not respected,
And the student not cared for,
Confusion will arise, however clever one is.
This is the crux of mystery.

;D
TPMP 35

United States

#13 Mar 28, 2011
The Tiger

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

(1757-1827)

TPMP 35
TPMP 35

United States

#14 Mar 28, 2011
Whoever is putting the nuts icons on the posts in this thread.

I know who it is.

I don't know why you are doing that?

It was NOT i that put a nuts icon your post.

Let's keep this thread productive and respect each's posting space.

Thank you.

Since: Jun 08

Plantation

#15 Mar 28, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
Whoever is putting the nuts icons on the posts in this thread.
I know who it is.
I don't know why you are doing that?
It was NOT i that put a nuts icon your post.
Let's keep this thread productive and respect each's posting space.
Thank you.
It was not me either.....

All The Presidents Mien

The American election
Upon circumspection
Needs to be sorted out
To be gored or bushwhacked
By the chads we're attacked
"I'm the president," each one would shout.

So they argued and they fought
Over numbers and of noughts
To get an answer was to do
But never would they find
If they were left behind
To accept the result as true

As the worlds greatest power
Grows richer by the hour
With knowledge a veritable fount
But for the rest of the world
Abuse they have hurled
Cause the yanks don't know how to count.

Copyright; T Wilson

“Let Nature Restore”

Since: Oct 10

the Core of Your Being

#16 Mar 28, 2011
Upfront Yankee wrote:
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
I love this part.

When we can do this, we don't have to wait for the next chapter of life to be at Peace.

We find Peace on Earth, right here and right now.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#17 Mar 28, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
Folks,
Can we please try to keep this a thread for poems only.
Any poem that is contributed is appreciated.
However, beautiful biblical psalms and verses should be for another thread.
Please feel free to start a thread with just Biblical Psalms...... I'm sure it will receive avid intrest as well.
Thank you for your cooperation.
TPMP 35
We would all appreciate if you stick to your own rules and stop scolding people.

I don't care if you, as a Dominican, decides to post poems...but don't try to start your nonsense, yet again!
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#18 Mar 28, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
Whoever is putting the nuts icons on the posts in this thread.
I know who it is.
I don't know why you are doing that?
It was NOT i that put a nuts icon your post.
Let's keep this thread productive and respect each's posting space.
Thank you.
Either stop complaining or take your little poem thread somewhere else!

If you know who it is, post it or shut the fck up!
TPMP 35

United States

#19 Mar 28, 2011
Symphony in white

Twas midnight when she died; her body lay
White as the wheaten wafer of the priest,
What time the heavens were weeping. Let us pray,
O friend and servant, for her soul released!

Good Chaplain, seeing thus her body fair
And white as was the maiden soul it hid,
How shall they know in heaven, the angels there,
If welcome to her soul or flesh they bid?

Her hair was as the gold on sunset heights;
Her body framed as vaguely as the dawn;
It seemed that God to form its pure delights
Merely a copy of her soul had drawn.

There in her casket-boards I saw her lie,
The purer even without Ophelia's love,
Stretched all agaze upon the star-lit sky
In the close shaft that shuts me from above.

Now it is morning, Padre, and the sun
Is up -- the sun that hid behind the rain,--
The sun that yester's holocaust has done,--
The sun you know so well,-- my sun again--

I fall to meditation, how whene'er
Some bureaucrat or alms-dispensing dame
Passes away, the sun is always there
With share of gold the same!--

If justice be in God, as light in stars,
Green in the fields, and in the heavens blue,--
Why for her death across the morning bars
Comes not a double dawn or sun in view?

The Padre bowed his forehead white and old
Into the breast of his soutane of black,
And on his eyelids a slow tear unrolled
And hung, reflecting the new sunlight back.
--Translated by Thomas Walsh

The above poem was written Don Luis Munoz -Marin who was Puerto Rico's first elected governor.

His first love was poetry.

"Symphony in White" is reprinted from Hispanic Anthology: Poems Translated from the Spanish by English and North American Poets. Ed. Thomas Walsh. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920.

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#20 Mar 28, 2011
Don Luis Munoz-Marin

(1898-1980)

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