Some Poems




 
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June 14th, 2005  
Locke
 
 

Topic: Some Poems


not sure where to put these since there is no "other" section for quotes and the like.
anyway, here goes:

Quote:
SUCCESS
With your body, open your mind,
Bring up the courage you have left behind.
To have this strength,
To keep the faith,
You can fight the odds
against your fate.
Just believe in yourself
For the dream is alive,
Don't hide your emotions,
Keep up your pride.
You can achieve success
In everything you do,
Just let yourself go
It's all up to YOU!
Quote:
INVICTUS
by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced or cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate.
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
Quote:
RISK
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose your feelings is to risk
exposing your true self
To place your ideal, your 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
Yet risks must be taken
Because the greatest hazard in life is risking

Quote:
DESIDERATA
by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and agressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is: many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less that the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive God to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be careful. Strive to be happy.
June 23rd, 2005  
pylgrym
 

Topic: [b][color=olive]POEMS in WAR MOVIES[/color][/b]


How about the poem at the end of one of the grandest war/battle/adventure movies ever?
'
So I'll meet 'im later on
At the place where 'e is gone - -
Where it's always double drill and no canteen;
He'll be squattin on the coals
Givin' drink to poor damned souls;
An I'll get a swig in Hell from Gunga Din!
YES Din, Din, Din:
You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din!
Though I've belted you and flayed you,
By the Livin' Gawd that made you,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!