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I Made Myself Up I Made Myself Up

I Made Myself Up
I made myself up. New family. New history.I don't know why.It wasn't that I didn't like myself.Maybe I found the fictional me more interesting.It was something that just happened,Like an accident you see unfolding,Happening to you in slow motionBut seeming to happen to somebody else.And now that it's overAnd I'm living in the wreckage,I think: This isn't me!But of course it is.... Poems - Post by : DEncina - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2728

There Is No Gift More Precious Than One's Health There Is No Gift More Precious Than One's Health

There Is No Gift More Precious Than One's Health
There is no gift more precious than one's health.Happiness must rest upon that ground.Alight with pain, no pleasure can be found,Nor joy in love or beauty, words or wealth.Know that I am grateful for your skill,Your sensitivity and dedication.Out of strength, I dreaded all sensationUntil your healing touch restored my will.... Poems - Post by : signal4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 919

Nurses Must Be Angels By 
profession Nurses Must Be Angels By profession

Nurses Must Be Angels By 
profession
Nurses must be angels by profession,Under the direction of their gods.Restoring peace to those immersed in pain,Sustaining life in those life can't sustain,Each nurse each day must elevate the odds,Skilled in love's most practical expression.... Poems - Post by : Karl_Augustine - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1684

Librarians Are Those We 
trust With Treasures Librarians Are Those We trust With Treasures

Librarians Are Those We 
trust With Treasures
Librarians are those we trust with treasuresIncalculable, for they are of the mind,Bringing to our brief years greater pleasures,Rage for rage, than any other kind.All we are and have is in their keeping,Ready to be rendered into self,Irreducibly our inner meaningAlive as well-wrought words upon a shelf.No sable is so soft, or diamond... Poems - Post by : webbiegirl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2854

Gerontologists Are Generally Gentle Gerontologists Are Generally Gentle

Gerontologists Are Generally Gentle
Gerontologists are generally gentle,Engaged as they are in ending life with grace.Remember that experience is mental;Old age is no more destiny than race.Need can make the needy nasty, querulous,Testy, tearful, childish, obsessed,Obstinate and ornery, tempestuous,Livid, listless, lecherous, depressed.Open, then, your heart, as well you must,Giving more than you might now suppose.In time, may you find tenderness in trustSinging sweetly underneath life's woes,The lilt of love that lingers, long and deep,So beautiful it makes the angels weep.... Poems - Post by : goofys - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2695

Bosses Are But Rarely Kind As You Bosses Are But Rarely Kind As You

Bosses Are But Rarely Kind As You
Bosses are but rarely kind as you.On them the burden lies for what we do,Separating them from those below.Still, there are a few like you who knowEach person has a love for those who leadSustained by just observance of the need.... Poems - Post by : nacre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3328

An Artist Is Just Like A Lake An Artist Is Just Like A Lake

An Artist Is Just Like A Lake
An artist is just like a lake:A mirror that's alive;With trees that shimmer, laugh, and shake,And high clouds hung like towers.Why do we watch a mountain quakeAs feelings dip and dive?The worlds inside and out will makeA moment that is ours.... Poems - Post by : avgjoe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1201

Actors Wear A Special Mask Actors Wear A Special Mask

Actors Wear A Special Mask
Actors wear a special mask:One that's most revealing.When they pretend they're someone elseThey hang themselves to dry.The tears and screams they've made their taskLeave nothing for concealing.Each wound must bleed again, or elseThe audience won't cry.... Poems - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2329

The World Might Well Be 
remedied The World Might Well Be remedied

The World Might Well Be 
remedied
The world might well be remedied,The revolution won,Eyes turned back towards paradiseAnd memories to stone. Power might indeed devolveTo those who now have none,Saints upon the barricadesWhose time has come and gone. For in the act of overthrowThere sits a golden throne,Empty till the tide returnsTo those who rule alone.... Poems - Post by : WealthMaker - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1817

The Secretary-general At 
midnight The Secretary-general At midnight

The Secretary-general At 
midnight
The Secretary-General at midnight, Having spent a long day on his knees: Even as the Earth twirls towards twilight, Sovereign states do ever as they please, Each doomed along with all, as none foresees. Challenged, the one nation that must... Poems - Post by : 5linxgolf - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2155

The Murderous Middle 
class The Murderous Middle class

The Murderous Middle 
class
The murderous middle class has noHard evidence of harm.Each paddles round the cubicle,Maintained by what goes on. Unburdened by communion withRomantic harmoniesDiscerned by a too-willing heart,Each dreams of grace and ease. Reason serves the scavengers, whileOnly nightmares tell,Unspeakable, the evils wroughtSo they might thrive in hell.... Poems - Post by : Laredo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2391

The Last Depression Led To 
holocaust The Last Depression Led To holocaust

The Last Depression Led To 
holocaust
The last depression led to holocaust.The rationale for massacre is fear.Long before it starts, the game is lost.The neighborhood of hate is always here.The best place to begin is one's own heart.There the mad dogs pull against their chains,Lusting to tear some stranger's throat apart,Rage that only love and patience tames.Each heart becomes a lantern in a crowd.Yes, people see according to your light,As you... Poems - Post by : burrr - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2863

Thank God For 
pendulums Thank God For pendulums

Thank God For 
pendulums
Thank God for pendulums!Compassion will swing backLike a corpse on a noose,And we'll grab it by the knees,Revive it mouth to mouth.Faith in people will come back,And social dreams,Self-sacrifice and sharing,While the market crumbles,Caught in contradictions,And discos of running dogs and lackeysBoogie down into the dustbin of history! Yes, pendulums! MarriageTill death will come back,And loving children,And life once... Poems - Post by : Mr._JAW - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1149

So Let It Go, That Mythic Ireland So Let It Go, That Mythic Ireland

So Let It Go, That Mythic Ireland
So let it go, that mythic Ireland!Treasure the past, but let it, let it go!Perhaps it was at one time wholly our land --All of it -- but that was long ago.The time when states were nations is now ending.Races know no borders; people moveIn search of life, their clothes and colors rendingCultures that must now their presence prove.Know, then, that not politics, but art,'Mid neighbors various in faith and race,Sustains a people's history and heart,Dependent more on ritual than place.As on St. Patrick's Day we march in green,Yet we must let go the blood-drenched dream.... Poems - Post by : izariizari - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 3245

Proverbs Of 
state Proverbs Of state

Proverbs Of 
state
1. The end of state is security: of property and person; from conquest, injury, hunger, exposure, and injustice. 2. To obtain security, citizens cede a portion of their liberty. This "social contract" is agreed to every time a citizen recognizes the legitimacy of the state. 3. States are legitimate, therefore, to the extent to which they provide security.... Poems - Post by : SignArt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 1543

Now, At Last, The Time Of 
reckoning Now, At Last, The Time Of reckoning

Now, At Last, The Time Of 
reckoning
Now, at last, the time of reckoning.It had to come. You knew that, didn't you?After all, nothing can't be somethingEven when its stock is on the rise.Now the panic after the delusion,The great big yawning pit within the heart.One sees disaster happening and wonders,Regrets, resolves, recriminates, sits tight.O Lord, what will happen now? The hunger,People on the streets and on the move.The last depression blossomed... Poems - Post by : mugaan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Unknown - Read : 2626

Justice Is The Antidote For 
vengeance Justice Is The Antidote For vengeance

Justice Is The Antidote For 
vengeance
Justice is the antidote for vengeance,Undoing the malignancy of pain.Symmetry is ever its ideal,The order of the reason in the real,In point of fact not easy to attain.Cool heads and burning hearts must shape a semblanceEqual to the honor of the slain.... Poems - Post by : dimpleart - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2404

Indians Are, Of Course, Not 
indians Indians Are, Of Course, Not indians

Indians Are, Of Course, Not 
indians
Indians are, of course, not Indians.Nor were they ever Indians.Denying their identities,Inventing labels as we please,Allows, of course, their genocide.No word is ever innocent.So they must teach us to survive.... Poems - Post by : myley - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 820

Hubris Is A Quality Of 
people Hubris Is A Quality Of people

Hubris Is A Quality Of 
people
Hubris is a quality of peopleUnder the influence of being right.Beware of power wielded in a causeRestrained by nothing more than higher laws,Intent on doing good through measured might.So do righteous rulers' reigns turn lethal.... Poems - Post by : 41901 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 720

Goodbye To All That Silly 
talk Goodbye To All That Silly talk

Goodbye To All That Silly 
talk
Goodbye to all that silly talkOf shared reward and pain,Of corporate communityDerived from common gain.Bye-bye to home away from home:You are, as always, on your own,Eyes open once again.... Poems - Post by : Jill_Kane - Date : May 2012 - Author : Nicholas Gordon - Read : 2911