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13-09-2008
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I'm a bit late, but this would be appropriate - remember the WTC.

'I am a New Yorker' by Vincent Pasquale

I am a New Yorker
I do not live in the five boroughs or on
the Island or Upstate
I may live hundreds or thousands of
miles away
Or I may live just over the GW bridge
But I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
Whatever took me out of New York:
Bussiness, family or hating the cold
did not take New York out of me
My accent may have faded and my pace
may have slowed
But I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
I was raised on Macy's Thanksgiving
Day Parade and Rockefeller Plaza
The Yankees or the Mets (Gaints or Dodgers)
Jones Beach, Rye Beach, Rockaway Beach
or one of the beaches on the Sound
I know that 'THE END' means Montauk
Because I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
When I go on vacation, I never look up
Skycrapers are something I take for granted
The Empire State Building and the Statue
of Liberty are part of me
Taxis and noise and subways and
'get outa heah' don't rattle me
Because I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
I was raised on cultural diversity before
it was politically correct
I eat Greek food and Italian food, Jewish
and Middle Eastern food and Chinese food
Because they are all American food to me
I don't get mad when people speak other
languages in my presence
Because my relatives got to this country
via Ellis Island and chose to stay
They were New Yorkers

People who have never been to New York
have misunderstood me
My friends and family work in the
industries, professions and businesses that
benefit all Americans
My fire fighters died trying to save New Yorkers
and non-New Yorkers
They died trying to save Americans and non-Americans
Because they were New Yorkers

I am a New Yorker
I feel the pain of my fellow New Yorkers
I mourn the loss of my beautiful city
I feel and dread that New York will never be the same
But then I remember:
I am a New Yorker

And New Yorkers have:
Tenacity, strength and courage way above the norm
Compassion and carinf for our fellow citizens
Love and pride in our city, in our state, in our country
Intelligence, experience and education par excellence
Abiltiy, dedication and energy above and beyond
Faith - no matter what religion we practice
Terrorists hit America in its heart
But America's heart still beats strong
Demolish the steel in our buildings,
but it doesn't touch the steel in our souls
Hit us in the pocketbook; but we'll
parlay what we have into a fortune
End innocent lives leaving widows and orphans,
but we'll take care of them
Because they are New Yorkers

Wherever we live, whatever we do, whoever we are
There are New Yorkers in every state and evey city of this nation
We will not abandon our city
We will not abandon our brothers and sisters
We will not abandon the beauty, creativity and diversity that New York represents
Because we are New Yorkers
And we are proud to be New Yorkers

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20-09-2008
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Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone by W.H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

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20-09-2008
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^*tears*

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27-09-2008
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I am filled with you.
Skin, blood, bone, brain, and soul.
There's no room for lack of trust, or trust.
Nothing in this existence but that existence.

~Rumi

Do you think I know what I'm doing?
That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself?
As much as a pen knows what it's writing,
or the ball can guess where it's going next.

~Rumi

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27-09-2008
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Again and again, however we know the landscape of love
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others
fall: again and again the two of us walk out together
under the ancient trees, lie down again and again
among the flowers, face to face with the sky.


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28-09-2008
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AT ten A.M. the young housewife
moves about in negligee behind

the wooden walls of her husband's house.
I pass solitary in my car.

Then again she comes to the curb

to call the ice-man, fish-man, and stands

shy, uncorseted, tucking in
stray ends of hair, and I compare her
to a fallen leaf.

The noiseless wheels of my car
rush with a crackling sound over
dried leaves as I bow and pass smiling.

Read by William Carlos Williams here.

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03-10-2008
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I write poetry, im still at a very young age so its nothing advanced, I write mainly poetry to inspire people, I have a passion for poetry and writing. And this poem is written by me

A place- kito09
Take me some place else,
Somewhere by myself,
Away from these moving cars,
Away from this place that has left my soul with scars,
A place that has a brighter tommorow,
A place where I have forgotten about my sorrow,
A place full of harmony and peace,
Where my pain is inhaled and released.

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04-10-2008
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Love at First Sight par Wislawa Szymborska
(She is indeed one of the finest poets around. I love her so muchhhhhhhhh!)

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05-10-2008
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Here is another poem by me, this poem is strictly to inspire people!

After the storm- kito09
Past the space that is broken
There is a life that has been used like a token
It has left us in pain,
We sit here waiting for the world to stop raining,
But we get storm in return,
We sit here suffer and burn
We sit here waiting for the world to stop being cold,
We have been abandoned so we have been told,
We sit here dreaming of a world that doesn’t exist,
We dream of that world, Like a piece of the puzzle we have missed,

We surrender; we don’t want to wait for the storm to be over,
We no longer want to suffer,
Each step you talk in life is steeper,
Life is not a walk in the park,
First we have to crawl through the dark,
This terrible journey we must embark,

But after the rain and storm,
A rainbow will transform,
The sky will turn blue,
And your song will play a brighter tune,
You no longer have to wait,
The sun has been shining while you were to busy taking in the rain,
The joy was always there, yet you paid attention to the pain,
We could take steps but chose to crawl first,
We were always expecting the worst
Look outside, Look at the sky, Look in our self’s,
We are not lost, just waiting for more,
Stop waiting and open the door,
You are not abandoned after all,


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Thank you filipe,

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No!

No sun--no moon!
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day--
No sky--no earthly view--No distance looking blue--
No road--no street--no "t'other side this way"--
No end to any Row--
No indications where the Crescents go--
No top to any steeple--
No recognitions of familiar people--
No courtesies for showing 'em--
No knowing 'em!
No traveling at all--no locomotion--
No inkling of the way--no notion--
"No go" by land or ocean--
No mail--no post--
No news from any foreign coast--
No Park, no Ring, no afternoon gentility--
No company--no nobility--
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds--
November!
Thomas Hood

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Not my favourite But...

Then there's the two
of us. This word
is far too short for us, it has only
four letters, too sparse
to fill those deep bare
vacuums between the stars
that press on us with their deafness.
It's not love we don't wish
to fall into, but that fear.
this word is not enough but it will
have to do. It's a single
vowel in this metallic
silence, a mouth that says
O again and again in wonder
and pain, a breath, a finger
grip on a Cliffside. You can
hold on or let go.
-Variations on the Word Love by Margaret Atwood

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07-10-2008
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I love this thread.
Kito09 your poem was so beautiful.

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08-10-2008
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Gia, Thank you. Im glad that you liked it!

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