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Which is your favourite poem(s)?
I haven't read that much poetry, what are your favourites?
1. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” - by Robert Frost
2. " Invictus" - by William Ernest Henley
3. "Four-Leaf Clover" by Ella Higginson
Here are my top ten faves:
1. "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe
2. "If" by Rudyard Kipling
3. "How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
4. "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Alfred Tennyson
5. "Song of Solomon", aka "Song of Songs" by King Solomon
6. "The Tyger" by William Blake
7. "Jenny Kissed Me" by Leigh Hunt
8. "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
9. "She Walks In Beauty" by Lord Byron
10. "Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?" by William Shakespeare
I think my two favorites (of serious, thought-provoking, emotion-stirring poetry) of all time are,
1) Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," and
2) John Masefield's "Sea Fever."
For funny, lighthearted fare, however, I defer to Ogden Nash.
1. THE DEADLY FLAMES OF RELIGION
An adopted culture
inculcated into individuals
with packages full of half truths
blended with interests so personal
as the convictions of its prey
are bought too cheaply.
A never fully understood process
a system either ambiguous
or full of darkness
yet commands dedication and loyalty
Far from being a lifestyle
a pretender; so hypocritical to spirituality
and a sworn enemy to freedom
appears as the light
but comes in a flash and leaves total darkness
its actual and true nature.
So well obeyed
and diligently served
powerful and mighty
as it is a master
in manipulating the mind.
It's cage is heavy
with thick Iron rods
very small and compressive
but having no lock,
want to come out? Simply open the door
and emancipate yourself.
You need not follow the doctrine of man
to be spiritual
a mortal guide is ideal
but finding your own understanding
is the most appropriate
or else, you'd be burnt
by the deadly flames of religion
2. LOVING EVERY CREATURE IN SKIRT
The site of every creature in skirt
gives him fever
and overworks his liver
with the thousands of feminine perfumes inhaled.
His magical touch
and mercurial mind,
intertwine their soft spots
like a weaver.
he is blessed with a diva
and his sweet mouth
filled with honey
makes her his part-time lover.
To avoid biological consequences
he casts a spell on her ova
getting exact results
and retaining his trophies.
Even when his calculations fail,
he overlooks with a careless smile.
What then can stop his trade,
when he transacts in a market
of a never ending supply?
Impresses with his rover
lavishing promises of holidays in Geneva
and impacts the belief
that he'll give them all, forever.
But he'll start sniffing the next underwear
even before its over;
is the favorite game of chess
played by the Casanova.
These are my poems!
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