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Try to live
Try to feel pain with no tears
Try to remember years past and often lost
Try, oh try to know life need not be cold as frost

Ear not the words of those proclaiming silence
Listen to the rhythmic melody; give voice to a new start
The world will follow when you sing from your heart
Believing in things that some may only try

Try, to see, the truth is musical to you and all of thee
Telling histories with music, as soothing as can be
When you sing, and when you inspire our romance
Ones on crutches, they too shall rise and dance

Try, I beg
To see as eye
Even the ear is lost in the sky
Purest of hearts, they never die

Note: If you cant open the video, as sometimes different Countries have different copyrights, just search YOUTUBE for "Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer With Original TRY"

Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2017

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A to Z of Good Thinking

A - Appreciate what you already have. 
B - Believe in yourself, or no-one else will. 
C - Consider all options, wherever possible. 
D - Don't be quick to judge. No-one is perfect. 
E - Eat healthily to promote holistic well-being. 
F - Family and friends are important. Try not to alienate them. 
G - Good humour makes for a good atmosphere. 
H - Have confidence in your own abilities. 
I - Incessant criticism is demeaning. Be constructive where possible. 
J - Join forces with like-minded people to achieve greater goals. 
K - Kind words can be comforting and healing. 
L - Love is an invaluable commodity, worth more than any riches. 
M - Make each day count for something. 
N - No crime is ever victimless. Someone always has to pay. 
O - Open your heart and mind, to let love and knowledge enter. 
P - Patience may well be a virtue, but it takes practice. 
Q - Question everything. Take nothing for granted. 
R - Roll with the punches, and some of life's blows will be minimised. 
S - Stop procrastinating. If something needs doing, do it. 
T - Take wise counsel when life-changing decisions must be made. 
U - Unlimited access to something is not always good. 
V - Volunteering can be admirable, but think before you do it. 
W - Worrying never changed anything. Try not to worry. 
X - Xenophobia is never acceptable. 
Y - Your actions reveal who and what you are. 
Z - Zoom in on what you are good at, and become even better. 

Copyright © Robert Haigh | Year Posted 2017

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Oh to be The King

Regally they strut Lions have no ought to roar Status apparent
Establish importance with quiet visibility without vocality (Not for any contest)

Copyright © Maria Williams | Year Posted 2018

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They always said I was "special" or useless,
full of excuses, slow to learn but my wit had a quickness,
so I decided to embrace my uniqueness,
and look at me now leaving people speechless.

They challenge me and their ego decreases,
they think I'm an easy target all blonde and simple,
but I can tie laces and pull down bridges,
leaving red faces on all those people.

I'm just a nuisance that you cannot silence,
it's just the written word it's not acts of violence,
but offensive 'cus I've mastered the art of deliverance,
I went from special needs to the rank of brilliance.

I'm an example of how evolution is impossible to prevent,
I don't have a need for revolution, I don't give up and reinvent.
I'm this generations arrival of something different,
and what that means is anything but insignificant.

It's just the basic nature of our creature,
the arrival, the stay and the retreat,
a rotation of stature and main feature,
allowing the old to take their seat.

I've realised that being different is a gift
able to move you above the competition.
It's a rare dynamic thought process that lifts
out a unique idea missed by everyone.

It's a natural advantage to protect from sabotage,
that has an exceptional outcome way above average.
I don't need to hide out of sight wearing camouflage,
I have the right tools and ambition to build my own bridge.

I write rhymes but it was never predicted,
people thought my brain was restricted,
I always allowed their insults to inflict,
listening to put downs meant my mind was tricked.

Then I stopped listening and my confidence lifted,
and found that being unique also means gifted.
Many remembered by history were not deemed ordinary,
I guess "the odd kid" grows into the extraordinary.

Creating their very own original story,
billions lived but they stay in the memory.
So, I guess, with a self belief that could be me,
and if not at least the illusion makes me happy.

P.O.T.D 30/03/18

Copyright © Nick Trim | Year Posted 2018

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Morning Light

The calm that comes with morning light.
Lying here... from an untroubled night.

Alone, awake after restful sleep.
No tears left, no tears to weep.

Dreaming where dreams were never seen.
Free from all that might have been.

By myself with a pristine heart,
to begin again; a brand new start.

No more fear as I arise.
No sadness here to burn my eyes.

Only peace to guide my way.
No more guilt to mar the day.

My spirit rises in the sun,
as life again has just begun.
written 01.20.2017

Copyright © Francis J Grasso | Year Posted 2017

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Hold Those Tears Falling From Sullen Skies

Hold Those Tears Falling From Sullen Skies

Hold those tears falling from sullen skies
floods below, drown the sorrows of lost men.
Enough that mother earth hears thy sad cries
angelic sorrow, weep thou not in sin.

Remain thee stalwart, life may reverse tides
heaping on thee, joy in sweet future times.
Sun again shines, ending dark, stormy rides
thee shall picnic far off in fairer climes.

When mortal spirits race on foolish paths
happiness flows away as morning dew.
Embrace thee not, misdeeds bring evil wraths
walk faithful course, one that is truly new.

Live life, Fate has no power in Hope's lands. 
For even Fate yields to angelic hands.

Robert J. Lindley, 10-28-2016


Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2016

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Last Confession

Final days of truth approach
I'm haunted by a tragedy of living,
remembering what an ignorant fool
I was, indulging only in glowing pleasures
of a world that was full of lies.
Millions of seconds gone,
time misspent in a vast, empty space of life.
What must I do to atone?
I bow my head and on my humble knees
I cross a rainbow bridge,
search for a sweet blessing of love
and find a sweet serenity.

I hear a strange whisper,
A mumbling prayer of love.
It's strange that such an invocation
should ease my penitent pain.
For if old flowers their petals shed,
then there is hope for me
since I'll shed all my transgressions,
acquire new virtuous leaves
and pray to the Almighty
that He'll forgive my sins.

Copyright © Victor Buhagiar | Year Posted 2017

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God Is Great

     God is great,
     God is good;
     Let us thank Him for being here;
     And remember, just remember it's Him whom died for us;
     Remember, oh, remember He embodied Jesus Christ;
     God is, God is good;
     God is, God is great, God is good;

     God is great,
     God is good;
     Let us thank Him for creating us;
     remember, remember it's His mercy and grace;
     remember, just remember He creator of all space;

     God is, God is good;
     God is, God is good;
     God is, God is good, God is great;

     God is great,
     God is good;
     Let us thank Him for being Him;
     Remember, just remember it's Him who died for us;
     Remember, just remember He allow Jesus to die on the cross;
     To save all sinners lost, to redeem all mankind cause...
     God has forever love for us....

     God is great,
     God is good;
     God is good
     God is, God is good
     God is great

     Written by James Edward Lee Sr.(c) 1974,2017
     from demo   "All Alone "
      July  12 1974
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Copyright © James Edward Lee Sr. | Year Posted 2017

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the shortest road
is the one that you know
the longest road
is the one that you love

Copyright © A.O. Taner | Year Posted 2016

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- For A Reason -

Joy of living should pulsate in your veins like blood
Joyous time is when spring laughs, expectations fulfilled
Creation of self delusion is boundless
You discover insecurity and admits uncertainty
An orchestra I play second fiddle
The limits are indifferent, discover opportunities
Unfamiliar fruits keep your cool
We climb the mountain trying to create order and safety
In myths pond I glimpsed an image of a slimy frog
Kiss it ~ you can try

Sun :)

Copyright © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2016

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Last Laugh

They laugh under their sleeves,
as they destroy you,
trumpling you on the ground
like dirt. They laugh visibly
because they think
it doesn't make a difference
if you know their schemes
or not,
for your life is in the balance.

They scorn you
when it starts raining;
the dirt on your clothes
and skin turn to mud.

"The gods have forsaken you!"
they shout.

Little do they know the rains
are fuelling your inner spark,
that has always been with you.

Slowly rise
like a phoenix from the ashes,
as the rains clean your
body and clothes.

The rains turn the ground
to a flood. You levitate.
They drown,
as they look at you with shameful

You laugh last.

Copyright © Teddy Kimathi | Year Posted 2016

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Note to Self

Don't let other people
Influence the decisions you make
Don't let other people's opinions
Hinder the risks that you take

Other people are not for you
They won't be there in the end
If they're not happy for you now
They won't be happy when you win

They don't want you to have joy
They only like when you're in pain
They want you to be like them
They want everyone to be the same

Not doing much
Same life, living low
No future, no aspirations,
No ambition, no goals

If you want to be different
You have to set yourself apart
You may hear their words
But don't take them to heart

Rise above the hatred
You know who you are;
You exceed expectations.
Note to self, you're a star.

Copyright © Ashley Chanel | Year Posted 2016

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- Yellow As Gold -

Are you ready ~ do you need some energy refills

Today I am sending you happy thoughts

Paint this Monday with a wide brush ~ the color is yellow

The sun's color ~ sunflowers ~ a yellow rose ~ the color of a smile

Reflecting on life ~ be focused on the jewels we already have

Not in the past or in the future ~ today

Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2017

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Your Bright Umbrella

the door has been closed you stand outside in the rain soaked in your despair open your bright umbrella storms pass; walk sprightly onward

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

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My son

Aged four and half, first day at school
he was going to prove he was no fool,
through boredom disrupted his class
which continued each following day alas,
by luck or fate proved he was not pathetic
my poor boy was diagnosed as dyslexic,
many years past struggling but determined
With this unfortunate disability he burdened,
art and design he found his path to success 
through art college he did quickly progress,
at age of seventeen discovered with fear
a life threatening heart condition did appear,
after medical procedure, an electrical bypass,
returned to college awarded top of his class,
to university success predicted by forecasters 
proved right after four years collected his masters,
with determination, belief, support and direction
Proved to me everyone can produce perfection.

Composed 02/03/2017.
Contest:- young people who have  inspired you.

Copyright © Roy Pett | Year Posted 2017

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Imagine a man in the sky.
Imagine he created you and I.
Imagine he gave the world life.
Imagine he saves you after you die.

Imagine his unlimited magic.
He creates the glory and love.
He creates the evil and tragic.
Imagine his immortality up above.

A majestic man with the ultimate power,
watching over the growth of the flower,
and watching man as man builds the tower,
watching over every second and hour.

Imagine Imagine,
the man you imagine
may manage to manage mankind one day,
alleviate damage and salvage the savage,
making a peace and uniting our way.
Process the notion that conflict solves nothing,
making the planet a pleasure to inhabit.

This is a magnificent manifestation,
that you store in your creative thought station.

So now think about this,
with openmindedness,
forget what you believe,
and set your whole mind free. 

Imagination has no limits or boundaries,
you have the capability to think what you please,
but for now concentrate on these, 
pick one of the following ideas, I bet you do it with ease....

Believe that, that man must exist without question.

Believe that, that man must be a thing of fiction.

So imagine what you want to imagine,
now, in some way, it exists and it happened.
As once you imagine it, it becomes real,
and can become something that all others feel.


If you can dream that you can achieve,

and be everything that you want to be,

then aim for it and always believe,

don't lose focus or your energy,

you must keep your faith through the difficulties,

some days it may feel like it's out of reach,

it is part of the route to destiny,

be sure to seek more knowledge than they teach,

over time your dreams make reality.

That thing that was once imaginary,

has now become an actuality,

and you.... yes you..... you have the ability

to be one of the few to make history.

If you've followed this all the way through,
and you were not confused,
then you are someone that I'm talking to.
Just go for it, and don't give up whatever you do!


Copyright © Nick Trim | Year Posted 2017

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is it the wave kissing the sand 
or is it the ocean
- deep from her heart
sometimes gently,
often hard,
but always with passion?

is it the sand kissing back
or is it the land
- happily losing ground 
with every kiss
to his eternal mistress,
the occupant of his soul?

is it this poem touching your heart
or is it our souls
- hugging each other
on a sandy beach,
wide and infinite,
day in and day out?

Copyright © A.O. Taner | Year Posted 2016

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Self Reflection

Two months and two weeks ago
I never applied true application.
I wasn't interested in the rhyme flow.
Now, thirty two rhymes without appreciation.

It is a fact that before I wrote "True Colours"
I was in a world of black and white bipolar
encaged in my seat on a non stop rollercoaster
eating one meal a day cooking bread in a toaster.

Do you know if from here I should....
Nope wait, if it was you then would....
No I hesitate.... Before I wasn't sure I could.
So I carry on with doubt that I'm good.

So tell me....
Should I continue to write?
Stick at it and improve I could?
Would I get better each night?
It's tricky to know if I'm good.

I'm a thoughtful fighter 
with a physical dominance,
who puts pen to paper
with a mental confidence.

Anxiety and stress
makes me a messy mess too,
nonetheless i guess all I can do,
is pursue hopelessness whilst I continue
to harness my poet skill and stay true.

I'll bounce from test to test 
like a ball,
before I pass the test against the very best
and no longer look a fool.

I will never be beat
while I have a heartbeat.
I will always compete 
until I'm complete
and if I see defeat,
repeatedly repeat,
because I'm offbeat,
I won't sit in my seat,
because I'm no deadbeat.
I will always rise to my feet
and never retreat.
I will be victorious and it'll taste sweet.

Copyright © Nick Trim | Year Posted 2017

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In unexperienced infancy
Mistakes seemly false, intending true
Adult features with grown up looks
To show many secrets which afterwards you come to know
And make fool in all sort of ways
You are a shadow of yourself

Many years on, the thoughts so tinctured with no reason
And craftiness exist in great perception
Standing up tall yet craddled in low esteem
Premonitions banging out loud, no ears to listen
Your inseparable companion whoose manifestation you ignorantly take
A pestiferous self you will later know
a shadow of yourself

Speakers lament the you in you is you
We get the code but some make no atone
A popular saying that everyone is unique and special
I doubt, for some are but specialist in the shadow of themselves

Permit me to yowl at the single ladies
Having geniue apathy for whom they really are
Taking peeks at their foggy look
Social media tinted with their glamorous artifacts
Seductively dressed to earn fb likes
Little flesh will turn them on, their fetish say
They forget you are addressed the way you dress
Having no respect for womanhood
Solace sister in practice
You are but a shadow of yourself

She's such a beauty to behold
Not so sure if it's love or lust
You sugar coated mouth presenting levels you don't worth
Even though you fake all just to impress her
The real you is a cloud of fine particle that can't be hidden

A life full of pride is a life of shadow
A mouth filled with lies sees no reality but shadows
The more we grow, the more we know
After a time of been just a shadow
We are now strong to walk alone for
We are not created a shadow

#honesty #sincerity #direction #integrity
are what makes you a YOU

Be real, for anyone aside You is already taken!

Kehinde Oluwaseun

Copyright © kehinde Oluwaseun | Year Posted 2016

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live before the end

Live before the end
Is always hard to see the flame when you are in the picture 
Is difficult to realise how strong you are when darkness overwhelm your light
Is never an easy road to live where death are always no new news 
For nothing goes for nothing in this new era of destruction 
Yet after the night comes a bright morning 

Live before the end 
Is hard to live when you are alone among the crowd
Is difficult to live when you are the only human among the sheeps
Is not easy to see when the eyes are close to see on the sight of justice
Yet after the dark cloud come the rain

Live before the end
Is hard to breath when the air is no longer free nowadays is difficult to sleep when we dont know what the morning brings
I thought life has an offer for every human 
I thought we live in a world so true 
Yet when i look down deeply on life nowadays 
It scares the hell in me

Live before the end 
Why not take a stand 
Why not take a chance 
Why not think to live and acept what life offers to you
It could have been worst if the worst dont exist in our life 
So stop complaining 
Stop wasting time on fear of the unknown 
Stop the circle life and think beyound the box
For you oath to be free
So you oath as well to 
Live before the end

Copyright © richard nnoli | Year Posted 2016

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see that smile
it seems real
you would never know she's suicidal
there are so many things she must feel

there is always a label
it was pasted on
she was never able
till she was gone

the blood that flowed inside
as it spilled on the floor
the blades were never pried
from her hands when she wanted more

the crimson out of her wrist
she knew she wouldn't be missed

Copyright © Kaitlyn Nelson | Year Posted 2018

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All People Are Created Equal

America, I'm on the outside looking in
so a fresh perspective I can offer, shall I begin?

Firstly this is for each and every one of you,
there is no hierarchy, no person of more or less value.

You're all humans and you all survive,
gender and race aside you're all alive.

Whether gay or lesbian or even bi,
who like to give everything a try.

Whether you pray, 
or don't, read what I say.

You're all Americans at this time
reading each word of my rhyme.

All people are created equal, 
they say society is to blame.
They make out it's that simple, 
why people don't stay the same.
So we see the continuous sequel
of white power, wealth and fame.
But society is shaped by people,
with unfair rules to the game.

People are the reason,
for discrimination.
It's human treason,
not the leaders of the nation.

Lincoln freed the black slaves of America,
a white man who paid the price in the theatre.

JFK ended the segregation one day,
within a day he was made to pay.

"What can you do for your country?"
Each take your share of responsibility,
if you all share it evenly
then none are seen differently.

Now the equal people have been set up to become the greatest generation,
an opportunity to make history by creating the age of the "Great Integration".
A period of future history that tells of exceeding expectation,
when different races from different places created a united nation.

If divide is your only foresight
and nothing will ever make all unite.

Then can I bring 9/11 to mind,
on that day each and everyone of you walked with the same stride
together with nearly all of mankind.
United under the stars and stripes, you all stood on the same side.

You an American with American pride
saw your own kind attacked by those from the outside.
The American dream denied to the thousands who died.
As those towers came tumbling down each of you felt the hurt inside.
You comforted one another as tears fell from eyes.
Forget conspiracies, focus, your fellow Americans lost their lives.

On 9/11 there was no divide,
if you deny you lie.
Whatever you say
you can not stray
or get away
from the fact all united on that day.

History is a story
it is not your reality.
It teaches mistakes through events
that can be used now to prevent
a repeat of mistreatment
so no one is treated different.

So like on 9/11 that fateful day
every single one of you will feel the same way.

It is the responsibility of the people
to make society equal.
Nothing is more vital
if you are to unite all.

Copyright © Nick Trim | Year Posted 2017

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A Double Acrostic Experiment

Deep devious thought is requireD
On writing an acrostic of twO!
Under such circumstances yoU
Best take great care not to fluB
Lines or fail to follow a logicaL
Evaluation. Doubtless you’ll believE

All I say, should you try to write A
Competent composition and pedantiC
Research is definitely needed, foR
Only a few words will be fitting tO
Select, for you to achieve succesS!
Take care writing your attempT.
It’s needed for a good result.  Perhaps I
Can help, to avoid an Acrostic catastrophiC!

Rhymer. April 25th, 2016.
(A Double Acrostic is one where the ultimate letter of each and every line, matches the first letter of said line.  Not the easiest of acrostics to write, if a sense of continuity and logic is to prevail.  The next step of course, is to have a rhyming sequence added.  I shall leave that for another day!)

Copyright © Denis Barter | Year Posted 2016

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Always at her best

Moving in straight lines
With an unwavering mind
To accomplish goals,
Regardless how big or small
She's always giving her all

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Corner Lamp

Buzzing loudly,
Is that coming from me?
Dust and filth in my shade,
Slightly cracked, was this how I was made?
My light yellowed and dim,
The chances of me getting a new light bulb are slim.
But I've been here for so long,
Everywhere else feels wrong.

Copyright © Victoria Angel | Year Posted 2017