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Two Poems That will Transform Your Life.

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  1. citizen

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    Please be aware that reading these poems may lead you into realms of consciousness that could discombobulate you.
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    The world is a farm and it is run by the pigs,
    I'm a fish up a tree clinging to the twigs.
    2/
    I vomit into the machine,
    That destroyed many a young dream.
     
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    Don't quit your day job.
     
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    Oh you are clever and so original too.
     
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    I'm glad your basketball team is doing so well.
     
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    Thanks , so am i.

    This is a favorite of mine


    Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias"

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:

    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.[4]
     
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    Yes,
    Yes,it's that's a real classic.
     
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    I'm more of a Wordsworth guy but Shelley hit it out of the park with that one.

    It was a friendly competition with this one. Also quite good.

    Horace Smith's "Ozymandias"

    In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
    Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
    The only shadow that the Desert knows:β€”
    "I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
    "The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
    "The wonders of my hand."β€” The City's gone,β€”
    Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
    The site of this forgotten Babylon.

    We wonder,β€”and some Hunter may express
    Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
    Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
    He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
    What powerful but unrecorded race
    Once dwelt in that annihilated place.[10]
     
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    citizen, i'm glad to see your confident enough in your talent as a writer to post your own poetry. Those must have some personal meaning. Someday you will have to share it with me..lol
     
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