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  • Yedid Nefesh (Beloved of the soul)

    08/23/2019 10:23:23 AM PDT · by af_vet_1981 · 2 replies
    Ahavat Israel ( ^ | Rabbi Elazar ben Moshe Azikri
    Beautiful, uplifting poem set to music liturgical song Listen to Yedid Nefesh here
  • I owe you an apology... (Vanity(?)) [Zot!]

    03/30/2019 10:39:44 PM PDT · by packrat01 · 156 replies
    03/31/2019 | self
    I must apologize. I do not have the time to make individual apologies to each one of you who I have offended, hence the general post. I have learned a lot in the last several years. Some of the things I've learned: I USED TO vote the lesser of two evils. No longer. God is Sovereign in illumination, as He is in salvation. He doen't give the same light to everyone at the same time. If you're in the dark; blame God, or get wisdom. Lincoln was NOT a good president. One of the most evil, actually. The CSA were...
  • ‘Wax My Ass, Scrub My Balls’-- (Francis O'Rourke's Brilliant Poem)

    03/15/2019 6:13:28 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 171 replies ^ | 3/15/19 | Scott Morefield
    ‘Wax My Ass, Scrub My Balls’ --- This Beto O’Rourke Poem Is Beyond Belief Beto O’Rourke’s recently unearthed membership in the hacking group “Cult of the Dead Cow” may not have included the “edgiest sorts of hacking activity,” but it did, apparently, include writing murder fantasies and exceptionally bad poetry. Writing under the now-exposed pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord,” a teen-aged O’Rourke appears to be the author of a poem titled “The Song of the Cow,” published in 1988 by “cDc (Cult of the Dead Cow) communications.” “I need a butt-shine,” the poem begins … and it really all just goes downhill...
  • "The Vine and the Oak" by Henry Livingston, Jr. (1786)

    01/21/2019 12:36:39 PM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1786 | Henry Livingston
    Byron Nilsson's narration comes from Major Henry Livingston's 1786 poem in his Poetry Manuscript Book. The published version seen is from the Feb 1791 version, which Henry published in the New-York Magazine. This is one of Professor Mac Jackson's favorite Henry poems. I tried Byron's narration out on Major Bradley Van Deusen's army poetry (Old Soldiers' Drums, 1933), but it didn't work out. "Incident" was the best of his tries. I need to find a narrator who understands and appreciates the military. Major Van Deusen was Major Livingston's 4th great grandson, an army poet, and part of the New York...
  • "An Invitation to the Country" – By Henry Livingston (1787) - vintage postcard illustrations.

    12/07/2018 10:19:31 AM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    This love poem of the simple life was published in the 19 Jan 1786 issue of the Poughkeepsie Journal. The music, "I Love Sue" and "Dawn of Hope" is from Henry's music manuscript. Another small poem to one of the young ladies in Henry's circle is this "Acrostic to Miss Eliza Hughes," to the music "General Wolfe."
  • "Past is the Hour" - By Henry Livingston (1794) - Ah Sure

    12/06/2018 7:08:54 AM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    "Past is the Hour," a poem of a jilted lover, was published by Henry Livingston, the author of "Night Before Christmas" in the 6 Aug 1794 issue of the New York Weekly Museum under the pseudonym "R." The music "Ah, Sure" is from Henry's music manuscript. The poem is read by Byron Nilsson, who played Henry in "The Trial Before Christmas." Vintage postcard illustrations. Byron has also narrated a letter from Henry to his grandson, Sidney Breese, later US Senator from Illinois and Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Wav file only, for now. Henry's letters were saved in...
  • Voting Day - A poem

    11/28/2018 5:08:06 AM PST · by vannrox
    eatgrewldog ^ | November 28, 2018 | unattributed
    Voting day Posted on November 28, 2018 Raven Standing on a Gallows with a Swinging Noose on a ... You have lied and betrayed To get your way You sit in power And still get paid But there are footsteps Marching Beat by beat This time On a different street And they are coming Coming for you To cast their vote Around your throat
  • Maxine Waters wrote a poem about Robert Mueller sending Trump officials to jail

    01/04/2018 2:36:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/03/18 | Kelly Cohan
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Wednesday tweeted a poem about special counsel Robert Mueller jailing members of the Trump campaign. “A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people's call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall. Around you the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled,” the California Democrat said on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
  • Military Poetry

    11/11/2017 2:30:15 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    My father wrote quite a lot of army poetry and I'm wondering if other people had family members who did, as well.
  • FREE Kindle "Night Before Christmas" by Henry Livingston. 1 Nov till midnite PT - 89 illos

    11/01/2017 11:12:48 AM PDT · by mairdie · 12 replies
    Bryant Gumbel 2000    Mac Jackson's Statistical Results 2016    People Magazine 2000    NY Times 2000    Mac Jackson came out last year with statistical proofs showing the unconscious characteristics of Henry Livingston are consistent with the poet of "Night Before Christmas." Moore's characteristics are statistically not a match. Mac's conclusion: Livingston, not Moore, wrote the poem.
  • America 2021 (What America will look like after 4 years of Trump) - A Satirical poem

    03/27/2017 8:33:13 PM PDT · by Tony Olson · 3 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 3/27/2017 | Tony Olson
    EXCLUSIVE: “AMERICA 2021” Hilarious Poem Describes What America Looks Like After 4 Years Of President Trump By 100% FED Up - Mar 26, 2017 Another brilliant poem from Tony Olson, author of the viral “Twas The Night Before Inauguration” and “Ode To Liberal Lunacy”… AMERICA 2021 Trump is off and running now, and I’m here to confirm, There’ll be a lot of changes by the end of his first term. Let’s put the turbulence on hold and have a little fun . . . Here’s my look at where we’ll be in 2021. Trump’s been re-elected with another strong campaign,...
  • A Tribute to all those that have died exposing the corruption in our government

    01/25/2017 10:05:03 PM PST · by VomitPingPong · 22 replies
    Friend | 1/19/2017 | Touchstone
    This is What Boredom Reaps. It’s the quality of man that makes a difference, Though many are shattered souls from endless temptation. Constant bombardment of sensual propaganda, And to retain a translucent dignity when all seems lost. Its unnerving pressure to do what needs to be done, Though the task is simple, the will to succeed is daunting.
  • This is What Boredom Reaps.

    01/21/2017 10:42:44 PM PST · by VomitPingPong · 2 replies
    Friend | 01/19/2017 | Touchstone
    It’s the quality of man that makes a difference, Though many are shattered souls from endless temptation. Constant bombardment of sensual propaganda, and to retain a translucent dignity when all seems lost. Its unnerving pressure to do what needs to be done, Though the task is simple, the will to succeed is daunting.
  • ‘I wouldn’t change places with you’: 8th grader’s ‘white boy privilege’ poem goes viral

    07/12/2016 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Emanuela Campanella
    Royce Mann, an eighth grader from Atlanta, Ga., took the Internet by surprise with his poem called, “white boy privilege” that he wrote and recited at his school’s poetry slam contest in May. In the video recently posted by his mother on YouTube, 14-year-old Mann expresses his thoughts on race, gender and equality issues. He began the poem by saying how grateful he was to have been born a white male and said that he loved his “white boy privilege.” “Dear women, I’m sorry, dear black people, I’m sorry… Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper class white boy,...
  • Casey at the Bat - June 3, 1888

    06/03/2016 1:25:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 3, 2016
    The poem, Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in The San Francisco Examiner on this date in 1888: Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day;the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,a sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The restclung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;they thought, if only Casey could...
  • Casey at the Bat?

    Viewers may better understand this clip if you knew the original poem upon which this is based.
  • Casey at the Bat?

    Viewers may better understand this clip if you knew the original poem upon which this is based - "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer - often considered one of baseball's greatest writings.

    04/02/2016 5:45:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 22 replies ^ | n/a | A. Larry Vaincourt
    Larry Vaincourt's classic poem was first published in his 1987 Remembrance Day newspaper column. There are several incorrect versions of this poem circulating the web; below you'll find the original text. JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today) He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, All...
  • Just a Common Soldier

    05/25/2015 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Uncle Lonny · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1987 | A. Lawrence Vaincourt
    Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary. Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.
  • “A Reader at Home in Middle-Earth” [FReeper poem in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 2:24:26 PM PST · by Silly · 29 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | January 21, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: Some people look like their dogs; some like their spouses. You see they belong together, and you smile. This subway rider looked like, and belonged to, his thick book. Ginger hair, pulled back in a tail away from his ruddy baby face, matching his scruffy beard. Youthful and burly, rustic and earthy, dressed for the outdoors in a jacket and a pale red flannel shirt. Not yet spoiled by city life, innocent, unadventured, but poised to begin, clutching his treasured story in readiness. What was that book to him? Fiction? History? Autobiography? No clue from his silent eyes,...