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  • Rookie Brandi Tuschel (9/17/2006 11:53:00 PM) Post reply
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    To Cassandra, Is this the poem u were talking about: I went to a birthday party but I remembered what u said. U told me not to drink and drive at all, so I had a sprite instead. I felt so proud of myself the way u said I would, That I didn't choose to drink and drive though most of my friends said I should. I knew I made a healthy choice and your advice to me was right as the party finally ended and the kids drove out of sight. I got into my own car sure to get home in one piece, never knowing what was coming something that i expected least. Now lying on the pavement. I can hear the policemen say, 'That kid that caused the wreck was drinking.' His voice seemed so far away. My own blood is all around me, as I try hard not to cry. I can hear the paramedic say, 'This girl is gonna die.' I'm sure the guy had no idea while he was flying high because he chose to drink and drive that I would have to die. So why do people do it. knowing that it ruins lives? But now the pain is cutting me like a hundred stabbing knives. Tell my sister not to be afraid, and tell daddy to be brave, and when I go to heaven to put 'Daddy's Girl' on my grave. Someone should have taught him that it's wrong to drink and drive. Maybe if his mom and dad had I would still be alive. My breath is getting shorter and I'm really scared. These are my final moments and I'm so unprepared. I wish that you could just hold me mom as I lie here and die..I wish that I could say goodbye and I LOVE U.....

  • Rookie Alice Holland (9/15/2006 8:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello, I'm looking for a poem of sorts. It goes something like;

    'only 1 in 10 people can read
    .. children survive their first birthday
    .. etc etc'

    and then at the end it has something similiar to;

    'if you are one of these people, you are very lucky'
    it's all about being grateful

    Thanks for any responses!

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  • Rookie Louisa Bezaire (9/14/2006 4:20:00 PM) Post reply

    I am trying to find a poem by Emily Dickinson. It contains the words...Hold dear to your parents, it is a scary place without them.

    Thanks for any help you can send


  • Rookie Gaby Palacios (9/13/2006 11:25:00 PM) Post reply

    HELP! ! ! !

    Ive been looking for this poem forever, heres what its about:

    This rich guy wakes up one morning and takes a stroll around his neighbourhood, he is shocked by the nature around him, (because he's never realized the beauty around him before) and the last line of the poem is something like ' he stared at the tree, it was the one outside his window '

    and the name of the poem has to do with a chinese apple, or japanese pear or something....


  • Rookie Jennie Hrubesky (9/7/2006 11:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Still looking for this poem, I have some additional info:

    Come and dance in the light with me.(Then a storm, then calm and darkness.)
    If I light you home to your trundle bed will you stay little boy will you stay and the little boy cried and cried. He will never leave his mother side and the wind led him home again but oh what a day when the little bay ran away.


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  • Rookie Stuart Trevorrow (9/5/2006 12:19:00 PM) Post reply

    I can't for the life of me remmeber the name or the author of a poem which I recall responds in a callous and cowardly modern manner to Rupert Brooke's sonnet 'The Soldier'. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

  • Rookie Adara Mcalister (9/5/2006 12:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I'm looking for the full poem of James Beattie 'The Hermit'. Does anyone have it or know where I can find it?

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  • Rookie Marvin Ceberio (9/4/2006 12:33:00 AM) Post reply

    I'm looking for a poem/monologue i heard once on the radio. Unfortunately all I remember was that it was about the virtues and glory of war and the dullness of peace. I remember one line: 'Peace, no one ever sings song about you'
    If anyone could help I would be grateful; this has been haunting for literally years.

  • Rookie Colleen Bevans (9/2/2006 12:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello... I recently saw an old ER rerun in which Alan Alda quotes what I believe is a William Blake poem... something about geese and lying in a meadow and ends with 'and I am free'...
    Could anyone help me find this poem... I would like to use it in a memorial scrapbook... I had the darn thing stored some years ago...but lost that computer and all its info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Rookie Mark English (9/2/2006 3:27:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I didn't see it, but my best guess is that it was 'The Peace of Wild Things' by Wendell Berry. http: //mailman.greennet.org.uk/public/gaias-cafe/2003-September/001219.html

  • Rookie Jeanette White (9/2/2006 6:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Help anybody - I've been searching for this for ages!
    I've used a poem in a Case Study I'm writing and now can't remember where I found it. I bought an Oxford book of translations of Rabindranath Tagore hoping it would be in there but no luck and now I'm wondering if I've got the author right - here's the poem as I believe it to be
    Ticket to Freedom by Rabindranath Tagore
    I have projected the same images day after day
    becoming a prisoner of the known
    But the known is dead and past now
    and I must buy my ticket to freedom by embracing the fresh unknown
    Chance encounters, unexpected coincidences, premonitions, dreams and wishes, flashes of unpredictable joy
    Random events are weaving themselves in the web of time
    I have left the voice of reason
    I am listening to the beckoning whisper in the recesses of my heart and new shapes of reality are coaxing me out of my prison
    Written by Rabindranath Tagore (or so I believe! !)
    Not sorry to have bought the Oxford book of translations as I love the poems. Would be immensely grateful to anyone who could point me in the direction of where this poem is published.


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    • Rookie Mark English (9/2/2006 3:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      It's 'Ticket to Freedom', yes, but the author is Deepak Chopra. You'll find it in his book 'Raid on the Inarticulate'. http: //lsv.ceramics.org/scripts/wa.exe? A2=ind0112d&L=clayart&F=&S=&P=40896

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