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Poetry (General/Chat)

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  • On St Crispin's Day...

    10/25/2020 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jonascord · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Circa 1587 | W. Shakespeare
    This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be rememberŤdó We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
  • My Ode to Jeffery Toobin.

    10/19/2020 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 27 replies
    There was a man named Jeffery Toobin Who was on call using Zoom and zoomed in People were shocked, dismayed and all ahowl Because all they could see was him and a towel.
  • A Marines Letter To The NFL

    10/17/2020 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    I see youÖ I see you, professional football player, as you kneel down during the playing of the National AnthemÖ I see you, with your arm raised in protestÖ I see you thinking you are doing something to unite people over social and racial injustice. I see youÖ But, more than that here is what I really seeÖ I see a man pushing the wheels of his wheelchair as he returns home from a foreign land unable to function as he once did, due to fighting to protect you as you kneel on the ground. I see a young widow,...
  • For those who like Leonid & Friends' Ksenia Buzina

    10/04/2020 6:31:34 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 October 2020 | Leonid & Friends
    Ksenia out front. Song reminds me a little of the sound of Gino Vannelli.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December 2020

    09/30/2020 9:26:22 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 246 replies
    10-01-2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Freeper authors and writers?

    09/27/2020 3:45:47 AM PDT · by JudgemAll · 95 replies
    self ^ | 9 27 2020 | self
    I was wondering if there was a place where one can find the freepers who wrote books and what they are. Also would be nice to have a writer's section to discuss ideas and help publish and spread each others' works. This could be expanded to other work of arts such as drawing, music or video creations or reports.
  • How Well Do You Know Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' Music Video? (#1 on the charts) Take Our Quiz

    08/22/2020 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Billboard ^ | 8/21/20 | Heran Mamo
    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have hosted a "WAP"-ping celebration of female sexuality with $1 million cash prizes after their collaboration debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (chart dated Aug. 22). And the music video attracted more than 120 million YouTube views (at publishing time of this piece), reeling in tributes to icons before them and ushering in new hotties to join them at the playful, splashy zoo-like house. "WAP" is being heralded as an empowering anthem and visual for Black women who unabashedly take the reins of their own narrative, one that's typically untold or...
  • Veteran Mailman Phil R.E. Quinton Volunteers To Collect All The Mail-In Votes

    08/08/2020 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Jemian · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 4th, 2020
    Veteran Mailman Phil R.E. Quinton Volunteers To Collect All The Mail-In Votes August 4th, 2020WASHINGTON, D.C.óAs part of the Democrat Party's push for mail-in voting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the party has revealed the seasoned veteran mailman who will collect everybody's mail-in votes this November, Phil R.E. Quinton. A longtime USPS mail carrier, Quinton will be in charge of collecting and tabulating the votes for all the states that opt for mail-in voting."Quinton has been a trusted USPS mailman for years, and you can trust him with your votes," said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. "Read...
  • The Greatest Longing of the Heart.

    07/30/2020 4:57:29 PM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 3 replies
    At the very core of each one of us is a deep longing to be loved. God put this into every soul, He put this into us so that we would search for our Creator. God wants to be loved. Our love is the way we touch His heart. His light and His love reaches through the layers of wounds that have devastated us. If our hearts were made of paper, those who have harmed us would be able to tear it to pieces. But God made the heart of muscle and sinew that hold it together. Jesus at the...
  • It's Just A Mask (Vanity)

    07/10/2020 10:32:47 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 67 replies
    Unknown
    Itís just a mask. Itís just six feet. Itís just two weeks. Itís just non-essential businesses. Itís just non-essential workers. Itís just a bar. Itís just a restaurant. Itís just to keep from overwhelming the hospitals. Itís just until the cases go down. Itís just to flatten the curve. Itís just a few inmates. Itís just to keep others from being scared. Itís just for a few more weeks. Itís just church. You could still pray. Itís just prayer. Itís just until we get a vaccine. Itís just a bracelet. Itís just an app. Itís just for tracing. Itís just...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2020

    06/30/2020 11:45:23 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 639 replies
    7-1-2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Prayer of Women

    06/19/2020 8:14:01 AM PDT · by Manly Warrior · 6 replies
    The Prayer of Women. To God the Creator of all men your daughters need your help; let the guardian angels of women to earth may you send. Women are asking the men protect us we are your women folk stand up and strongly defend. We are not safe outside our home; women we can no longer walk as free spirited to this there has been a rend. Our rights as American women we will never bend . We will hold onto our sisters hand we will find the way to help start a new trend . We stand with President...
  • Somebody Needs to Drop Witch Hunt Lyrics on the CHAZ

    06/18/2020 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Technocrat · 30 replies
    Moving Pictures ^ | 1982 | Rush
    Ten thousand quarter-sheet flies of this, from a low flying airplane at night The night is black Without a moon The air is thick and still The vigilantes gather on The lonely torchlit hill Features distorted in the flickering light The faces are twisted and grotesque Silent and stern in the sweltering night The mob moves like demons possessed Quiet in conscience, calm in their right Confident their ways are best The righteous rise With burning eyes Of hatred and ill-will Madmen fed on fear and lies To beat, and burn, and kill They say there are strangers, who threaten...
  • Bob Dylan: 'Mr. Tambourine Man' turns 79 today

    05/24/2020 8:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We remember Robert Zimmerman, who was born in Minnesota on this day in 1941.††We know him as†Bob Dylan. As far as I know, Dylan has been quiet lately.††He seems to be enjoying retirement and having the rest of us listen to his songs.††(By the way, May is another anniversary of Dylan's second album, the one that included "Blowing in the wind.") Dylan did win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.††Eventually, he accepted the award, but his trip to Stockholm was typical Dylan,†as I recall reading in The New Yorker: When he finally showed up in Stockholm, during an...
  • The Gods of the Copybook Headings, by Rudyard Kipling

    05/12/2020 4:48:21 AM PDT · by SharpenedEdge · 9 replies
    26 Oct 1919 | Rudyard Kipling
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all. We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn: But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind, So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed...
  • Before Radio (1923), If You Wanted Music, You Had to MAKE It Yourself

    05/02/2020 8:05:47 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    WordPress ^ | 05/02/2020 | CharlesOconnell
    100 years ago, everyone who wasn't deaf or tone deaf, sang together, on average, at least weekly. Between 1900 and 1909, nearly one hundred songs each sold more than one million copies of sheet music. 1 million instances of "WHAT"? Page-clicks? Streaming downloads? MTV video views? Compact Disc purchases? Walk-Man cassettes? Juke-box dime drops? 45 rpm or 33-rpm store buys? Age of radio program listens? NO. Multiple 1-million sales per year of sheet music which each family's piano player in a country with 300 piano companies in the US alone before WW1, played casual-popular SHEET MUSIC sung to by another...
  • Defiance 2008 Full Movie HD

    04/21/2020 1:43:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Kumawat 5K ^ | 19/4/20
    The whole movie. For real.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June, 2020

    03/31/2020 9:28:26 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 783 replies
    April 1, 2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • April fools

    03/31/2020 4:10:51 PM PDT · by CJ Wolf · 69 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | CJ Wolf.
    Sorry. Just kidding. Post your best April Fools headlines here.
  • If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs....

    03/14/2020 8:58:12 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 44 replies
    Poetry Foundation ^ | 1910 | Rudyard Kipling
    IF... If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, donít deal in lies, Or being hated, donít give way to hating, And yet donít look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dreamóand not make dreams your master; If you can thinkóand not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...