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Funny Short Poems - 867

Poem : I Went Down into the Desert by Vachel Lindsay

I went down into the desert
To meet Elijah—
Arisen from the dead.
I thought to. find him in an echoing cave;
For so my dream had said.

I went down into the desert
To meet John the Baptist.
I walked with feet that bled,
Seeking that prophet lean and brown and bold.
I spied foul fiends instead.

I went down into the desert
To meet my God.
By him be comforted.
I went down into the desert
To meet my God.
And I met the devil in red.

I went down into the desert
To meet my God.
O, Lord my God, awaken from the dead!
I see you there, your thorn-crown on the ground,
I see you there, half-buried in the sand.
I see you there, your white bones glistening, bare,
The carrion-birds a-wheeling round your head.


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Poem : I Almost Held Your Hand Today by Gary R. Ferris

I almost held your hand today,

But something made me stop;

I looked deep into your eyes,

And saw stars around the top.
*****
I wanted so much to tell you,

But I couldn’t find the words to say;

And searching for the right things,

The words just went away.
*****
I felt an easy feeling,

Way deep down in my soul;

For I felt you could love me,

The way we used to know.
*****
It’s hard to hold back feelings,

That are bursting down inside;

But love just will not go away,

No matter how hard I tried.
*****



I almost had my nerve up,

But feared you’d call me a name;

For I remember when you told me,

We would never be the same.
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And I almost held your hand today,

Why did I have to stop?

I can still look into your eyes,

And see stars around the top.
*****

Written 09-25-90


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Epic Poems : Sonnet CXXXI by William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art,
As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel;
For well thou know'st to my dear doting heart
Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel.
Yet, in good faith, some say that thee behold
Thy face hath not the power to make love groan:
To say they err I dare not be so bold,
Although I swear it to myself alone.
And, to be sure that is not false I swear,
A thousand groans, but thinking on thy face,
One on another's neck, do witness bear
Thy black is fairest in my judgment's place.
In nothing art thou black save in thy deeds,
And thence this slander, as I think, proceeds.


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Dream Poems : Unstable Dream by Sir Thomas Wyatt

Unstable dream, according to the place,
Be steadfast once, or else at least be true.
By tasted sweetness make me not to rue
The sudden loss of thy false feigned grace.
By good respect in such a dangerous case
Thou broughtest not her into this tossing mew
But madest my sprite live, my care to renew,
My body in tempest her succour to embrace.
The body dead, the sprite had his desire,
Painless was th'one, th'other in delight.
Why then, alas, did it not keep it right,
Returning, to leap into the fire?
And where it was at wish, it could not remain,
Such mocks of dreams they turn to deadly pain.



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