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Poetry (General/Chat)

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  • ‘Twas The Lame Duck Before Christmas

    12/16/2010 8:13:02 PM PST · by absentee · 5 replies
    RedState ^ | 12/16/2010 | Caleb Howe
    A Lame Duck Christmas ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when scared like a mouse, A lame duck was stirring, Both in Senate and House. November elections, still hung in the air (though most of the Democrats just didn’t care.) Their omnibus nestled, all snug and unread, And visions of pork barrels danced in their heads. San Fran Nan in her kercheif, with gums all aflap, Had a DREAM their agenda they still could enact. Though the voters had risen and made such a clatter To Nancy and Harry that just did not matter. They wish for no asking, and hope...
  • A Different Kind of Christmas Poem (Vanity) + (Hanky Alert)

    12/14/2010 10:08:34 AM PST · by Sergio · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Email | 12/14/2010 | Me
    I got this in an email and thought it was just too good not to share. Unfortunately, the email did not say who the author of this poem is. Should anyone know who the author is, please post so credit is given where credit is due. Merry Christmas to all of our servicemen and women.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2010

    11/30/2010 10:25:25 PM PST · by JustAmy · 3,307 replies · 153+ views
    12-1-2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    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 Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers

    11/25/2010 6:43:44 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 2 replies
    Felicia Hemans ^ | 11-25-10
    The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods against a stormy sky Their giant branches tossed; And the heavy night hung dark, The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore. Not as the conqueror comes, They, the true-hearted came; Not with the roll of the stirring drums, And the trumpet that sings of fame; Not as the flying come, In silence and in fear; They shook the depths of the desert gloom With their hymns of lofty cheer. Amidst the storm they sang,...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... November, 2010

    10/31/2010 10:32:30 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,635 replies
    11-1-2010 | | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    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 Raven read by John DeLancie ("Q" of Star Trek fame)

    10/29/2010 12:02:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 19th century | Edgar Allan Poe
    Welcome to the first QMx Masters Series video presentation. Produced by actor/director John De Lancie, Master Series brings you the classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, performed by some of the best-known names in genre entertainment. In keeping with QMx's tradition of supporting artisans and their craft, Masters Series distills performance down to its purest form: a single camera, a microphone, the actor and you. It's an intense, mesmerizing experience you won't want to miss. For our very first installment, we're proud to have John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
  • November Season's Greetings

    10/23/2010 6:43:05 AM PDT · by Yosemitest
    From an E-mail | Who Knows | Unknown
    SEASON'S GREETINGS T'was the night before elections And all through the town Tempers were flaring Emotions all up and down I, in my bathrobe With a cat in my lap Had cut off the TV tired of political clap-trap When all of a sudden There arose such a noise I peered out my window Saw Obama and his boys They had come for my wallet They wanted my pay To give to the others Who had not worked a day! He snatched up my money And quick as a wink Jumped back on his bandwagon As I gagged from the...
  • New Song Parody: "Homey, Your Rule Dies Young"

    10/10/2010 9:26:30 PM PDT · by TCH · 1 replies
    TCH | October 10, 2010 | TCH
    New Parody of 'Only the Good Die Young' ...
  • Duty. Valor. Honor.

    10/03/2010 5:46:09 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ted Gregory
    Inside the terrifying firefight that revealed what kind of soldier — and man — Wheaton's Rob Miller was. "I don't want to be remembered for dying. I want to be remembered for who I was. Miller and the Medal of Honor (posthumous)
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2010

    09/30/2010 11:08:09 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,451 replies · 3+ views
    10-1-2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    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. : )
  • Columbia (University) Writing Professor Sends World's Haughtiest Email to Former Students

    09/29/2010 6:58:51 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 29 replies
    Gawker.com ^ | Hamilton Nolan
    Janette Turner Hospital is the author of Orpheus Lost and other books, and a professor at Columbia. She sent MFA students at her old school, the University of South Carolina, the following note about their inferiority. It is amazing. Hospital sent this note to all of the MFA students on the University of South Carolina listserv. More than one of them forwarded it to us. "We're all enraged," one MFA grad from USC tells us. "She is nuts!" says another. Indeed. What's your favorite part? The personal revelations? The breathtaking undertone of insult towards those in South Carolina? Her special...
  • ground zero

    09/18/2010 2:06:35 AM PDT · by shaun=z= · 46 replies · 1+ views
    ground zero i seem to remember a sunroof sky full of kanji and silk wisteria dancing across the wind my daughter laughing in that so saturated face as friend and i sit down to our morning game i swore i would take advantage of his saki rejuvenation i seem to remember the taste of my wife's lips so sweet a touch of harmony quickly replaced by the happy wet kiss of my child giggling so to almost annoy this fierce competition my new pocket watch stating with such fine western precision you have time to champion it's only 8:13 i...
  • Can you help me find this poem written by a Freeper?

    09/12/2010 8:57:43 AM PDT · by lack-of-trust · 9 replies
    In the days after 9/11 I remember reading a poem here on FR about the Firefighters who died in the Towers. Each stanza began with "Up Up"... shouted the Leutenant, bellowed the Captain, the Chief... the final stanza began: Up Up called the angels... can you help me find it? thanks
  • An Alternate History

    09/04/2010 11:17:14 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 20 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | David Brooks
    The Democrats could be heading toward a defeat of historic proportions in November, but it is possible to imagine a scenario in which things might have turned out differently:
  • Hey Jim whats going on

    09/03/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 162 replies
    me | me
    Hope I don't get banned but I am sick and tired of free republic acting like nothing is going on!! Either we are under attack or the equipment is inadequate, I hate that there are no posts about the curent issue.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... September, 2010

    08/31/2010 10:24:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,840 replies
    9-1-2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie
    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. : )
  • America ~ Our Rebirth ~

    08/31/2010 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 2 replies
    Email | August 2010 | Robin Alkins
    America ~ Our Rebirth ~ Come to me Beloved Land Hewn of truth in heart and hand For the time has come for us each as Man To uphold Freedom by our stand By our labors in the field In our factories shaping steel In our minds with hope annealed We stamped our land with Freedom’s seal So America we come to thee For all the things we know can be For in your azure eyes we see Your greatness for Man’s liberty In your mountains high and valleys low Strewn with rivers lakes and snow We live our lives...
  • "Ragged Old Flag" by Johnny Cash (sort of a Vanity)

    08/30/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 5 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    You can stand and salute or bow your heads while listening. I offer this after Beck's rally, "Restoring Honor" where the love of God and patriotism and support of our military was reaffirmed in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Americans. I thought this was an appropriate reminder. Ragged Old Flag
  • Dolly was right about trains

    08/14/2010 7:50:29 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies
    The Rockdale Citizen ^ | Friday, August 13, 2010 | Ronda Rich
    When the yearning for a weekend trip to New Orleans appeared, much like the late night craving for a bag of potato chips, it took no persuasion to convince Poet to meet me there. “Name the day and I shall arrive happily,” he declared when the words had barely been released from my lips. “I am, my dear lady, at your beck and call.” And so, true to his word, the weekend dates I suggested were deemed “perfect” and the plans were put into motion. “I have a notion,” I said to Poet, “that I shall take the train to...
  • To The Pennsylvanians

    08/02/2010 1:54:32 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 4 replies · 4+ views
    The great English poet William Wordsworth in response to a certain U.S. commonwealth shamelessly defaulting on its debt in 1837 wrote this: