Positive poems

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Jubilate Agno (excerpt)

© Christopher Smart

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.

For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him.

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In The Event Of My Demise

© Tupac Shakur

I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from My eyes
I Loved All who were Positive
In the event of my Demise

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Jubilate Agno

© Christopher Smart

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry

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To Certain Friends

© Scott Francis Reginald

I see my friends now standing about me, bemused,Eyeing me dubiously as I pursue my course,Clutching their little less that is world's away.

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The Vanity of Human Wishes

© Samuel Johnson

Let observation with extensive view,

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Aurora Leigh

© Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Book I I am like,They tell me, my dear father

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Marketplace Report

© Julie Hill Alger

January 23, 1991
The new war is a week old.
Bombs fall on Baghdad,
missiles on Tel Aviv.

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Tale IX

© George Crabbe

course,"
Replied the Youth; "but has it power to force?
Unless it forces, call it as you will,
It is but wish, and proneness to the ill."
  "Art thou not tempted?"--"Do I fall?" said

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Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto II

© Samuel Butler

Next him his Son and Heir Apparent
Succeeded, though a lame vicegerent;
Who first laid by the Parliament,
The only crutch on which he leant;
And then sunk underneath the State,
That rode him above horseman's weight.

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Pastourelle

© Thibaut de Champagne

The other day I went wandering

Without any companion

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Witchcraft: New Style

© Lascelles Abercrombie

The first voice, in that silent crowd, was hers,
Her light snickering laugh, as she stood there
Pausing, scanning the sawdust at her feet.
Then she switcht round and faced the positive man
Whose strong 'She cannot do it!' all still felt
Huskily shouting in their guilty ears.

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"Violet Beauregarde..."

© Roald Dahl

"Dear friends, we surely all agree
There's almost nothing worse to see
Than some repulsive little bum
Who's always chewing chewing gum.

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To A Black Gin.

© James Brunton Stephens

DAUGHTER of Eve, draw near — I would behold thee.

Good Heavens! Could ever arm of man enfold thee?

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Don Juan: Canto The Sixth

© George Gordon Byron

'There is a tide in the affairs of men

Which,--taken at the flood,'--you know the rest,

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Recreation

© Jane Taylor

  At last the tea came up, and so,
With that, our tongues began to go.
Now, in that house, you're sure of knowing
The smallest scrap of news that's going ;
We find it there the wisest way
To take some care of what we say.

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Oedipus Tyrannus or Swellfoot The Tyrant

© Percy Bysshe Shelley

  'Choose Reform or Civil War,
When through thy streets, instead of hare with dogs,
A Consort-Queen shall hunt a King with hogs,
Riding on the IONIAN MINOTAUR.'

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Everyday Characters IV - My Partner

© Winthrop Mackworth Praed

"There is, perhaps, no subject of more universal interest in the whole range of natural knowledge, than that of the unceasing fluctuations which take place in the atmosphere in which we are immersed."

-- British Almanack.

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The Famous Speech-Maker Of England Or Baron (Alias Barren) Lovel’s Charge At The Assizes At Exon, Ap

© Jonathan Swift

From London to Exon,
By special direction,
Came down the world's wonder,
Sir Salathiel Blunder,

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Visions for the Entertainment and Instruction of Younger Minds: Content

© Nathaniel Cotton

Far from the city I reside,

And a thatch'd cottage all my pride.