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  • Weiner Limerick thread [please add yours...vanity]

    06/01/2011 3:14:47 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 30 replies
    me ^ | 6/1/2011 | Me
    There once was a strange man named Weiner Who had an unpleasant demeanor. He tweeted his willy To a young filly. And his wife pondered pastures greener.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2011

    05/31/2011 10:41:31 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,690 replies · 1+ views
    6-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    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. : )
  • Poet Gunned Down In N. Miami

    05/31/2011 8:01:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies · 10+ views
    CBSMiami.com) ^ | May 29, 2011 6:51 PM
    The shooting happened just after 12:30 a.m. on the 900 block of NE 125th Street. According to police, someone drove up and the passenger got out of the car and shot Bell multiple times. North Miami Police said that multiple suspects were possibly seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle with a spoiler on the rear, or a light colored car. “At this time, we don’t have a motive but we can tell you that nothing was taken. He had jewelry on him, money on him, his car keys, so we’re looking for why this happened,” said North...
  • Music fans, name the artist.

    05/03/2011 5:58:11 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | today | Me
    It’s been a “long time gone” since those “Babylon sisters” left me “Out on the weekend”, “Searching for a heart of gold”
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2011

    04/30/2011 10:02:07 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,651 replies
    5-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    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. : )
  • Philip Larkin, the Impossible Man

    04/21/2011 1:02:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    In May 1941, Philip Larkin was the treasurer of the Oxford University English Club and in that capacity had to take the visiting speaker George Orwell out to dinner after he had addressed the membership on the subject of “Literature and Totalitarianism.” Larkin’s main recollection: “We took Dylan Thomas to the Randolph and George Orwell to the not-so-good hotel. I suppose it was my first essay in practical criticism.” Nudged and intrigued by this potential meeting of minds, I once attempted a comparison and contrast between Larkin and Orwell, as exemplars of a certain style of “Englishness.” Both men had...
  • How 501c3 Tax Code is destroying America by muzzling churches: 501c3 Cowards

    04/18/2011 10:38:53 AM PDT · by poetbdk · 6 replies
    PoliticalPoet.com ^ | 04-16-11 | Ben D. Kennedy
    501c3 Cowards Oh, say can you see, in the rapidly decaying twilight, Today’s churches throughout America cowering in fright. So easily selling away what is their God given birthright! How can they surrender their proud American heritage? They once fueled the fires of freedom in patriots galore, Triumphing o’er tyranny establishing a nation to adore. Their leadership once shined as brightly as any sage of lore! How can they dishonor their God’s glorious heritage? His church built with martyrs’ blood their duty to preserve, What of their oaths of loyalty and all they pledged to observe? How easily they...
  • I Would Probably Be Put In Jail For This

    04/09/2011 7:52:34 AM PDT · by MissDairyGoodnessVT · 21 replies
    today | self
    I would probably be put in jail for forming a FaceBook page of Koran burners with videos of their poetry going up in flames. That would REALLY drive those muzzies nutso. Hey, they like FaceBook,too. Maybe I'll go burn those two books the 'bamster "wrote" on my front sidewalk.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2011

    03/31/2011 9:31:17 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,980 replies · 3+ views
    4-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    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. : )
  • Dr Seuss, happy birthday! Let's say it once more

    03/02/2011 5:03:51 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday 2 March 2011 19.05 GMT | Lindesay Irvine
    One-hundred-and-fourth birthdays aren't usually much celebrated for authors who aren't alive anymore. But it seems an appropriately eccentric occasion to mark for the frankly fantabulous Theodor Seuss Geisel – rather better known as Dr Seuss – who came into the world on 2 March, 1904. Like generations of children I was weaned on his spry, jazzy tales, and now – when Uncle Lindesay steps up to put the kids to sleep with one of his famously thrilling bedtime stories – it's not just a nostalgic kick I'm getting out of the experience. They're still brilliant pieces of writing: as well...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2011

    03/01/2011 1:23:44 AM PST · by JustAmy · 3,189 replies
    3-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    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. : )
  • HAPPY VALENTINS DAY..list the greatest love songs ever

    02/14/2011 3:41:46 PM PST · by patriot08 · 144 replies · 5+ views
    vanity | 2/14/11 | Patriot8
    . Valentine's Day Songs and romance have gone together since the beginning of time. Everyone falls in love sometime in their life, or reminisces about their past loves. Some of the greatest love songs have been with us since we can remember. . Throughout history, people have expressed their emotions through love songs and love poems.. The best love songs of all time have created magic and helped two hearts become one with their lovely romantic lyrics and rhythms. Here are a few of my favorites- some old, some new and even some C/W. What are yours? MY HEART WILL...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2011

    01/31/2011 9:40:23 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,914 replies
    2-1-2011 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33
    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. : )
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

    01/25/2011 5:31:19 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2006 | Dayfornight
    0, my love is like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June. 0, my love is like a melody, that's sweetly play'd in tune. As fair thou art, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I, And I will love thee still, my dear, till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt wi' the sun! And I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands of life shall run. And fare the weel, my only love! And fare the well awhile! And I will come again,...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2011

    12/31/2010 11:42:24 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,773 replies
    1-1-2011 | 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. : )
  • A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS

    12/25/2010 6:02:03 AM PST · by fuzzybutt · 1 replies
    michaelmarks.com ^ | ???? | Michael Marks
    The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, my daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
  • Cinnamon and Chocolate (beautiful, Christmas song)

    12/24/2010 1:34:32 PM PST · by fullchroma · 2 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 2009 | Butterfly Boucher
    I just found this song and video and wanted to share with my dear Freeperworld. Merry Christmas and Joy to All!
  • ‘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:
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2010

    07/31/2010 10:44:29 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 3,227 replies · 114+ views
    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. : )
  • A Thank You Post Cheap College Textbooks

    07/07/2010 9:23:37 PM PDT · by MissDairyGoodnessVT · 3 replies
    ty fellow freepers for all your great and kind reponses to my vanity post requesting sources for cheap college textbooks. What an overwhelming and immediate response! Now my job is sort out all the details. Again,sincere thanks MDGVT
  • (Vanity) It's Getting Gaia Herre (A Duet by Al Gore and Nelly)

    07/01/2010 7:44:01 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 7-01-2010 | grey_whiskers
    One thin October night A bloated ex Vice President appears For midnight fun I need you to get down on the hotel floorGive that man what he askin for (oh)Cuz I feel like bustin loose and I feel like touchin you (ah, ah)And cant nobody stop the juice so baby tell me whats the use Tensions rise as Fever settles in hotel suite Al Gore's Clothes dissolve (I said)Its gettin hot in here (so hot)So take off all your clothes Oil glides from the bottle Skin feathers abdominals for a season (A hard rain comes quickly!) Then Gore is parched...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, 2010

    07/01/2010 3:58:14 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,774 replies · 12+ views
    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. : )
  • Seattle writer wins bad fiction contest

    06/30/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 2+ views
    upi. ^ | June 30, 2010
    SEATTLE, - A Seattle author was named the winner of a contest to create an opening sentence to begin the worst possible novel. Molly Ringle, who has published one novel with two more on the way, was declared the winner of the 28th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a bad-writing contest sponsored by San Jose State University, the California school said. "For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss -- a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water...
  • Burnt Norton

    06/24/2010 9:51:05 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    Tristan.com ^ | Early 20th Century | T.S. Eliot
    BUIRNT NORTON (No. 1 of 'Four Quartets') T.S. Eliot I Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. What might have been is an abstraction Remaining a perpetual possibility Only in a world of speculation. What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your...
  • Video of Dog Attacking His Shadow

    06/11/2010 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Korah · 16 replies · 628+ views
    Sometimes it makes you wonder what exactly gets into a dogs head. In this case a boxer mix is attacking his own shadow on the floor. I guess this is how a dog shadow boxes. Follow the link below to see the "Dog Shadow Boxes His Own Shadow"
  • The Star-Spangled Banner's Last Verse

    06/06/2010 5:17:16 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 11 replies · 578+ views
    A stunning rendition of one of the verses of the National Anthem that you rarely hear performed before Herman Cain at a tea party.
  • Just a Poem

    06/04/2010 5:31:33 AM PDT · by PearlHarbor2 · 70+ views
    When Right Met Wrong That fateful day began everything. The day Honest Integrity Right ran into Sneaky Manipulative Wrong. Wrong's running renegade against truth, Defies all that is referred to as 'logically'. Right has been wrongly misshapen as politically incorrect, As Wrong takes on the insanity plea and begs for sympathy. "My mind controlled me. I didn't know it was bad! Don't you believe me?" The High Honor listens and grants Wrong their wish. "You are free to go, you did not do any of this!" While Right, befuddled; calls the call into question: "What is this you speak, sir?...
  • Dennis Hopper Recites "If" by Rudyard Kippling on Johnny Cash Show

    06/02/2010 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 35 replies · 783+ views
    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, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2010

    05/31/2010 10:41:32 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,537 replies · 5,699+ views
    June 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. : )
  • A Homeschool Graduation Tribute (vanity)

    05/21/2010 5:44:55 PM PDT · by Tucson_AZ · 8 replies · 275+ views
    Home School Graduation Ceremony ^ | May 20, 2010 | self
    From this proud papa to his son at his graduation - Daniel,Congratulations on your twin accomplishments of earning your home-schooled high school diploma and your JTED firefighter certifications.In choosing to become a firefighter, you have made a choice to do what few are brave enough to do - and even fewer will ever understand what you will go through. With your choice to join the fire service will come many blessings, much satisfaction, frequent frustrations, and occasionally, great heart-break. When the alarm goes off, along with the adrenaline rush, will be thoughts of ‘what is this one’ - A false...
  • Manvotional: To Risk

    05/08/2010 7:55:18 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 144+ views
    artofmanliness.com ^ | May 1, 2010 | William Arthur Ward
    To Risk To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out is to risk involvement, To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return, To live is to risk dying, To hope is to risk despair, To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing,...