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Writing Ravings of a Madman


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From time to time I may write something, or post something I have written, or something I have read, that might have relevance to those visiting these Boards, either intellectually, aspirationally, or just for fun. All comments, critique, anger, sympathy, or just riotuous laughter welcome.

Enjoy! ;)

[b]To Dream[/b]

To dream of Heaven
Within the bounds of Earth,
To pray for peace
In an age of war,
To love
When all around is hate,
To sleep
When everyone is awake.

Alas to dream...
is to hope
to wish
to be
to live.
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Rhyming is over-rated. ;)

Here is a poem that does not ryhme but has a rhythm all its own, and should be read by every highschool student before they get into any serious study of poetry. Its by your very own poet laureate, Billy Collins.

[b]Introduction to Poetry[/b]

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.
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  • 2 weeks later...
Babylon 5 quotes:

"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Then you accept it, or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors." - Londo

"The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote." - Ambassador Kosh
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