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Vision

I wish I could see the future, 
And then see it plain and clear. 
And hope it is full of love and joy 
And not misery or fear.

I wish I could see the future, 
And hope it is happy and care free. 
Not at all with cruel oppression, 
But with peace and harmony.

I wish I could see the future, 
And hope the world becomes respected, 
But since all these may just be a dreams, 
It may be ha...

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At Christmas Time

Christmas is a time which we love and adore.

When we are happy, excited and so much more.

It is time when certain magic can all be believed,

When special gifts are both sent and received.

 

It is a time for families to all get together,

And be merry and joyful - whatever the weather.

It is time to put all quarrels aside,

To have fun and laughter with no need to hide.

 

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Opinions

Opinions

Our opinions, they are always changing,
And may be neither right nor wrong, 
And what one someone says is weak today,
Next they could say that it is strong.

Opinions are not definitive, 
And are not set in stone. 
What one may think is wonderful, 
Another may think of it and groan.

Opinions govern all our lives,
For they decide for whom we vote. 
And when it comes to elec...

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Shopping

A huge pleasure of mine is to shop,

Though I sometimes find it hard to stop.

It brings me comfort so I cannot wait,

But it may put me into such a state.

 

I especially love to shop online,

To see what things could soon be mine.

There are many choices. It is so vast,

And they like to take our money fast.

 

Whether it be a DVD, a game or book

At my bank balance I dar...

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Disco

When I go to the disco I always seem to find

This is the best possible place for me to unwind.

There's loud music with smoke and flashing lights,

With everyone excited at the noise and these sights.

 

One can dance all night or just soak up the fun,

And whatever may happen, the party goes on.

One must hear the rhythm, then move to the beat,

While you jig or boogie or shuffl...

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Melancholy

Melancholy

When I am hit by the whip of melancholy
It makes me forget how to be jolly
It brings on great impatience and agitation
With anxiety and huge frustration.

Often it can really get too much,
And on my sanity I strive to clutch.
Sometimes I might even find it hard to think,
And from thought to thought I cannot link.

I cannot get my mind in gear,
And all around me I may not s...

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Autumn

As Autumn starts to come this way

It is time to reflect upon the day.

Do you see the leaves fall to the ground?

Softly, gently, without a sound?

 

Do you see the frost and mist and dew?

Do you hope the sky is still blue?

Do you feel the fresh, cool, crisp air?

And shall you find warmer clothes to wear?

 

Hibernation starts at these times,

As small creatures hope fo...

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To Live or not to Live?

If one should get right up to death's very brink

This is the time to stop and think

'Shall I stay alive or shall I die?'

Though there is no one round to hear this cry.

 

We are not crazy, bad or weak.

Only to end our pains is what we seek.

Oft we keep these troubles to ourselves

For we feel that no one can be of help.

 

But whatever there might be ahead

We cannot m...

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Listless Life

My listless life just drifts on by
Like the clouds that float up high
All is still. I see nothing move.
And of all things I disapprove.

And so turn thy wheel. Let life be good.
Then let us all be understood
Let the Sun now break through.
Let this golden globe echo my life's view.

Take me from this world of trouble
Prick and pop this secret bubble
And through the tears of heaven let m...

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Waterfalls

Watch the water slowly flowing down,

Whilst it makes a soft and gentle sound.

This pleasant scene seems to speak to us,

To say, 'be calm and do not rush'.

 

One really must appreciate such beauty,

And may even say that it is our duty,

To witness such relaxing peace.

A feeling I wish would never cease.

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Romance and Me

O romance becomes my companion when I find myself alone,

It comforts me and then warms me and puts me in a special zone.

It can make me feel that someone else is there.

Someone who does understand and who does care.

 

Whether it be through wonderful music or lovely words.

My feelings can then be seen or heard.

It may bring me calm and it takes aggression.

And it echos my se...

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Life for Everyone

No, there does not exist a perfect person

Or a perfect scheme of life,

And there is no path all smooth to travel,

With all happiness and with no strife.

 

And while cannot turn back time

We may amend our mistakes

And we can then learn of them

No matter how long it may take.

 

So patience must be our lifelong guide,

And not to dwell into despair

And not spend our...

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Shakespeare

O this our wonderful and worthy writer,

He examined life to make it brighter.

In his plays of comedy, tragedy and history,

His genius surely must be a mystery.

 

It must have been his lifelong mission

To explore the human condition.

And in trying to understand the human mind

He unearthed deep secrets for us all to find.

 

He expressed every feeling and each dispositio...

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

O Les Miserables, for short Les Mis,
Must be the greatest show there is.
It is one that should not be missed,
As it evokes all feelings that do exist

It contains much hope but can be tragic,
But it amazes just like magic.
It talks of justice and of redemption.
It is gripping and full of tension.

We witness the struggles of Jean Val Jean,
Who is given the number - 246...

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes was one of a kind,
Having such an extraordinary mind.
He lived with Watson at Baker Street,
Where with his clients he would meet.

With Holmes and Watson we go on such travels
To see how many mysteries Holmes unravels.
And for each case he would construct
Solutions with great powers to deduct.

Sometimes before a case would begin,
Holmes might like to play the violin.
A...

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Mozart

O Mozart 's music fills me with delight,

And just like the Sun it is shining as bright.

It brings me contentment and with peace and calm

To my mind it acts as a beautiful balm.

 

It is all lovely and wonderfully moving,

So resplendent and incredibly soothing.

In his works we see how his genius shows

And by it we hear how it all perfectly flows

 

He began to compose as...

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Heat Wave

We may all love the summer weather,
And some may be obsessive
But we have such heat right now
That it is incredibly oppressive.

And while it should be nice and pleasant
Right now the heat is too extreme,
And the boiling hot Sun we suffer here
Is one of the greatest we have seen.

We puff and pant and are soaked with sweat,
Thinking: 'How much hotter can this get?'
Or 'if only I could ...

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Karma

O karma will always prevail

Although it may take many years

Then it shall be understood

Why you cried those tears

 

So in time one shall receive

Just exactly what one should

And be seen for what you are

Whether it be bad or good

 

And even in your darkest hours

Know ahead of you shall be light

So if you want to challenge life

Don't give up without a fight

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Beethoven

All of Beethoven's music I truly adore.

It is something I have to come back to for more.

It reaches my soul more than anything else,

And it comforts my heart when I am by myself.

 

In his music he shares every part of his life.

He gives us great strength when once there was strife.

He shows the triumph of his spirit over adversity

In remarkable sonatas, concertos and sympho...

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Poetry and Me

I love to write poetry,

It gives me vent for my expression.

And believe it is a more peaceful way

Than turning to aggression.

 

Of all words that I may choose

I am in main seat of control.

To show my thoughts on many things,

And to exult the reader's soul.

 

And when I find my inspiration

I ponder - what is my next direction?

Though I sometimes find it hard to d...

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The Sun

Our Sun - it comes out every day.

It shines for us and it is here to stay .

It is a star of liquid gold:-

A special treasure to behold.

 

It brings us warmth and it gives us light.

An eternal globe - burning bright.

It is a gift which is enchanted, 

And it is is something that we take for granted.

 

And so appreciate this immortal sphere,

For what would we do if it...

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Indiana Jones

There is a character played by a Harrison Ford

About whom one shall not ever be bored.

He has a name :- It is Indiana Jones.

Strong and courageous right down to the bones.

 

An archaeologist - he is, and dedicated to his work,

And upon these duties you'll never see him shirk.

He will take you with him upon his remarkable adventures,

Which, as we all shall see, are always to...

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Feelings

Feelings

I never like to be ANGRY as it is an awful feeling.

As often we do regretful things when all tempers hit the ceiling.

Because after that YOU might be the one who ends up getting blamed!

And then it may be YOU who feels the GUILT or SHAME!

 

I never like to feel BORED and have all my interests unoccupied.

Where we find we cannot doing anything whether we have or haven'...

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Nottingham

I love living in Nottingham -

For it is my home and favourite city.

The people there are always friendly

And the parks are very large and pretty.

 

There is so much to see and do,

And it's such a special place.

It is famous for so many things,

From Raleigh bikes to lace.

 

To find all about it's past,

The Castle Museum is where to start - 

An intriguing place to...

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James Boswell

James Boswell was the greatest biographer.

Samuel Johnson was his subject.

The task took our Bozzy time and toil

Until The Life was considered perfect.

 

And we can how Bozzy did revere

His great and giant friend.

For they were constant companions

From the beginning to the end.

 

But Boswell did write great journals too,

With many an astute observation.

And with...

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Jack Nicholson

This great actor is quite stunning

He can captivate and be cunning.

In his movies one must be drawn in

With his gripping stare and sinister grin

 

The way in which his roles are styled

Are often crazy or rather wild.

He can be funny and also grave,

And the films of his I always crave.

 

A role for which he won an award

Was of a man in a psychiatric ward.

And he ...

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Personality

Our personalities do keep us sane,

And from day to day should be the same

-The same way to think and behave,

Whether you be a king or a slave.

 

When we go to sleep and after wake,

We should be the same between that break.

To have the same attitude and qualities,

Our role in this world and how to perceive.

 

The same things that we love and hate.

Each day leading t...

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Time

Where does time come from?

And to where does it then go?

There may be no answer to this puzzle,

For it seems no-one can ever know.

 

When we have fun it is oft ignored,

But trundles by when we are bored.

One may find an hour is long,

But others may think that this is wrong.

 

So time can be our enemy,

But it can also be our friend.

But remember time has no begin...

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Trust

Trust can be a wonderful thing,

But if broken you shall feel the sting.

And firstly trust must be earned.

For it is a lesson to be learned.

 

It is most important when one is low,

And to be with them and not to go.

So show them that you are still there,

And also that you truly care.

 

When one is in a poorly state,

Be with them now - do not be late.

So comfort t...

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Philosophy for today

Why are we all here?

What is life all about?

Are we sure that there's a God?

Or are we in some doubt?

 

How should we all live?

Is it always right to be good?

Are we constantly being judged?

Or are we understood?

 

Where are we all going?

And is it left up to fate?

Is it best to be early?

Or should we arrive late?

 

Is it best to be honest?

To be des...

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The Story of Our Lives

Every day we live a story,

Including characters and plots.

Some of them are exciting,

While some of them are not.

 

Is it firstly all planned out?

Or made up as we go along?

What sort of person shall we be in it?

Will we be weak or strong?

 

Can we choose to write the scripts?

Can we choose how it all ends?

Shall it finish good and happy?

And is there a moral...

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Summertime

Summertime

This summer season must be the best,

For it is when with the world I am most impressed.

It is time to be out and to have constant fun,

To be under blue skies and the endless Sun.

 

Time for scorching hot days and muggy nights,

To see smiling faces all filled with delight.

It is time to relax and time to unwind,

While all about you there is joy to find.

 

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Autumn

As Autumn starts to come this way

It is time to reflect upon the day.

Do you see the leaves fall to the ground?

Softly, gently, without a sound?

 

Do you see the frost and mist and dew?

Do you hope the sky is still blue?

Do you feel the fresh, cool, crisp air?

And shall you find warmer clothes to wear?

 

Hibernation starts at these times,

As small creatures hope fo...

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Drink

When you get drunk or tipsy,

The world all seems so great.

Even though it may be so, 

You cannot stand up straight.

 

It makes you feel invulnerable,

And that nothing will ever harm you.

As this drink that you now have

Has relaxed and has calmed you.

 

And when you are in this lovely state

Reactions often are slowed down

And you may say things you wouldn't sober

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Geniuses

While talented people live for themself

Geniuses live for everyone else.

Since they always strive for perfection

Constantly pursuing their direction

 

Geniuses - they do not relent

Until their time has been thoroughly spent.

And whichever field they do follow

There is nothing else in which they wallow.

 

Whether it be science, sports, music, writing,

To watch their...

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Sweet Contentment

Sweet contentment I do treasure,

For it is lovely feeling I cannot measure.

And it gives me hope in each situation,

And for my life such appreciation.

 

It makes me feel safe and feel secure,

And I wish to hold onto it for ever more.

But should It drift back out to sea

Shall I have it back to stay with me.

 

 

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Egalitarianism

In this world are we all different

Or are we all the same?

Don't we all deserve to have respect

And the right to have a name?

 

Do we not all have feelings?

Do we not all breath the same air?

Don't we all enjoy the same weather

In this world that we all share?

 

Do we not all have the right to be safe

And the right to feel secure?

And should this all last just f...

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Obsession (OCD)

O, they can drive us really mad - our peculiar obsessions.

Are you cleaning all the time or are you buying too many possessions?

 

Or perhaps you are being miserly and keeping all of your savings.

Or may be you need to do or see something in order to satisfy your cravings.

 

Is your obsession so odd that no one else can understand?

Has it taken such a hold that it is getting o...

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Depression

Depression is the loneliest place.

It is full of awful and terrible frustration.

We hate everything (ourselves as well)

And gone is each idea and sensation.

 

Depression is being trapped in a dark cave,

And only outside exists light.

All black is everywhere we turn

And there seems no end to it in sight.

 

Depression is to have a body of lead

That we must carry wher...

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Trying Times

Getting through the day can be a challenge,

And often is an uphill struggle.

So I sometimes wonder why I go on each day,

And never find the answer to this puzzle.

 

Too oft life does not go my way

And seems to me to be unfair,

And it is when I hold my hopes up highest

That they crash down into despair.

 

This world that can be cruel and strange

But I must lead this...

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My Wishes

I wish I could have no troubling thoughts or considerations,

And that I felt only pleasing sensations.

I wish I could have more self-esteem.

And that I could live the loveliest dream.

I wish that in strife I could stay strong,

And that I could right every wrong.

I wish all problems I could correct

And all things in life would be perfect.

Sometimes I wish I could depart this...

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Friendship

A true friend shall stay with you

Throughout thick and thin,

And shall not come and go

According to whim.

 

They should be there to listen,

To be generous and kind,

And in a real friend

This is what you should find.

 

And in face of all problems

True friends should not leave you

And always be close by,

And there to receive you.

 

So should you find your...

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To Harbour a Feeling

Could I but harbour a feeling,

Tie it down so it wouldn't escape.

Could I but box in a sensation

And wrap it in sticky tape.

 

Could I but enjoy working,

Then I would appreciate rest.

Could I but feel elation,

Without later becoming depressed.

 

Could I but organise my mind,

Put memories in some sort of order.

Could I but spend all the rest of my days

In exci...

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Nature

The prettiest pictures of beauty are formed by nature's own.

Look out for it is free and always alone.

We may see behind a sky that's blue and bold

Shines a glorious globe of greatest gold,

And the wind which swirls in a wavy path

Blows the tears of heaven to create a shallow nature's bath.

And by vast flying vapours various moulds are made,

Slowly travel throughout the light ...

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