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Famous Cause And Effect Poems by Famous Poets

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by Service, Robert William
...u and I.

Or call it fate or destiny
No other issue could there be.
Though half the world I've wandered through
Cause and effect have linked us two.
Aye, all the aeons of the past
Conspired to bring us here at last,
And all I ever chanced to do
Inevitably led to you.

To you, to make you what you are,
A maiden in a Morris car,
IN Harris tweeds, an airedale too,
But Anglo-Saxon through and through.
And all the good and ill I've done
In every land beneath th...Read More

by Bukowski, Charles
...the best often die by their own hand
just to get away,
and those left behind
can never quite understand
why anybody
would ever want to
get away
them...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...ut what I try to puzzle out
Is that--if Law and Order win
 Where does mere man come in?

"If to the millionth of a hair
Cause and Effect are welded true,
Then there's no leeway anywhere,
And all we do we have to do,
 And sun and atom too."

O Stars, sing in your harmony!
O Constellations raptly shine!
Flout me because I am not free,
Mock me because no choice is mine!
O Beauty, it so hurts to see!
 --O damnable Design!...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...atin are not dead languages, but taken up and accepted for the sake of him that spake them. 

For can is (canis) is cause and effect a dog. 

For the English is concise and strong. Dog and Bull again. 

For Newton's notion of colours is áëïãïò unphilosophical. 

For the colours are spiritual. 

For WHITE is the first and the best. 

For there are many intermediate colours, before you come to SILVER. 

For the next colour is a lively GREY. 
...Read More

by Raine, Kathleen
of our postmodern, 
post-human nations,
progress to the nihil
of our spent civilization.
But cause and effect,
just and inexorable
law of the universe
no fix of science,
nor amenable god
can save from ourselves
the selves we have become —
At the end of history
to whom can we pray
but to the destroyer,
the liberator, the purifier?

In the beginning
the stars sang together
the cosmic harmony,
but Time, imperceptible
of all that has been,
al...Read More

by Ginsberg, Allen
...n! O solidified
 imago of practicioner in Black Arts
I dare your reality, I challenge your very being! I 
 publish your cause and effect!
I turn the wheel of Mind on your three hundred tons!
 Your name enters mankind's ear! I embody your
 ultimate powers!
My oratory advances on your vaunted Mystery! This 
 breath dispels your braggart fears! I sing your 
 form at last
behind your concrete & iron walls inside your fortress
 of rubber & translucent silicon shields in filtered
 ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...l of empires, war's red tide;
The composition of your dinner hash.

There's no haphazard in this world of ours.
Cause and effect are grim, relentless powers.
 They rule the world. (A king was shot last night;
Last night I held the joker and both bowers.)

From out the mesh of fate our heads we thrust.
We can't do what we would, but what we must.
 Heredity has got us in a cinch --
(Consoling thought when you've been on a "bust".)

Hark to the so...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...creation's cosmic range
 No vestige of a change.

Turn back a thousand years, the same
 Unchangement we would view;
Cause and Effect their laws proclaim,
 The truest of the true,
And in life's mechanistic groove
 The Universe would move.

Grim is the grip of the Machine
 And everything we do
Designed implacably has been
 Since earth was virgin new:
We strut our parts as they were writ,--
 That's all there is to it.

Curse on such thinking! let us play
 At Free Wil...Read More

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