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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    I bet the white guy was left with a blank expression
    Probably "😐"

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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
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    Here's another poem wrote by a little kid from Africa against western racism towards black people. It got famous but can't remember how

    When I born, I black
    When I grow up, I black
    When I go in Sun, I black
    When I scared, I black
    When I sick, I black
    And when I die, I still black
    And you white fellow
    When you born, you pink
    When you grow up, you white
    When you go in sun, you red
    When you cold, you blue
    When you scared, you yellow
    When you sick, you green
    And when you die, you gray
    And you calling me colored ??
    Omg I love it!!! PRSOM
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    Here's a Shakespearean sonnet I really like. It's called Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
    And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
    And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
    And every fair from fair sometime declines,
    By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
    But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
    Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
    Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
    When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
    So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Probably "😐"

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    You know poems are the last thing I would have expected you to have an interest in 😂
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    Really curious to hear yours queenofswords .
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    Do not go gentle into that good night, by Dylan Thomas

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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    (Original post by perspectives)
    recommend your favourite poems/poets. Really need to start reading more varied poetry since I am applying for English at uni and want to show a wide interest.
    Hi :wavey:
    When We Two Parted and She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
    The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
    If Tomorrow Starts Without Me (possibly by David Romano)
    The Female of the Species by Rudyard Kipling
    There is also a channel on Youtube called SpokenVerse with loads of poem recitations. That might be a good place to check out
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    You know poems are the last thing I would have expected you to have an interest in 😂
    Don't blame you😂😂😂 I'm a hard guy to read tbh, because I like to put up this facade when talking to others. They don't really know much about the true me ygm

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    I wrote over 100 poems btw and composed like 25 songs
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    microcosmos by siegfried sassoon, mushrooms by sylvia plath. both poets have a lot of other good stuff. also kate tempest (a spoken word artist) is rad.
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Don't blame you😂😂😂 I'm a hard guy to read tbh, because I like to put up this facade when talking to others. They don't really know much about the true me ygm

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    I wrote over 100 poems btw and composed like 25 songs


    The f#ck man? Underneath Hulk Hogan we have bloody *searches famous poets on Google*.

    Come on this thread and reply to this guy though https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post72881582
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    The f#ck man? Underneath Hulk Hogan we have bloody *searches famous poets on Google*.

    Come on this thread and reply to this guy though https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post72881582
    Man I'd join in but my rapping skills are atrocious😂😂😂
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Man I'd join in but my rapping skills are atrocious😂😂😂
    So are mine mate but it's banter.

    I think we owe the guy for derailing his first thread.
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    Not a pu*sy are you?
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    (Original post by perspectives)
    Thank you, I will definitely give those a read
    You're welcome!

    If you get a bit bored reading Masque of Anarchy try reading stanzas 34-39 but the most well known two are 37 & 38.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    So are mine mate but it's banter.

    I think we owe the guy for derailing his first thread.
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    Not a pu*sy are you?
    Go check it out. Enioy the cringe😂😂😂
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    'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
    All mimsy were the borogoves
    and the momeraths outgrabe.

    ''Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jub-Jub Bird, and shun
    the frumious Bandersnatch!''

    He took his vorpal sword in hand.
    Long time his manxome foe he sought.
    Then rested he, by the Tum-Tum tree,
    and stood a while in thought.

    And as in uffish thought he stood,
    the Jabberwock, with eyes like flame
    came whiffling through the tulgey wood
    and burbled as it came.

    One-two! One-two! And through and through!
    That vorpal sword went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    he went gallumphing back.

    ''And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    Calloo! Callay! Oh frabjous day!''
    he chortled in his joy.

    'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    and the momeraths outgrabe.
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    Here are some real rhymes for all you poem lovers. It's about two guys arguing.

    I'm the founder, this is my thread.
    Post a crap rap and get a fist to the head.

    You threaten me and you'll be dead It's past your bedtime so go to bed

    I'll go to bed thinking
    How the mandem be linking
    Tomorrow night
    After our fight
    When i win
    Puttin you in that bin

    What was that din
    Sounded so bad it must be a sin
    I tell you get in the bin
    For real rapping ain't your ting.

    You're trying to rap, but know you can't beat me.
    That is because my rhymes are beastly.
    I'm the teacher, this is my class.
    Take a seat now before I drop you on your ass.

    You think you're slick, your rap ain't sh**.
    I dream fire; feel my desire while I spit this fire. When I make it rain, they tell me to go higher. Who cares what you say, I still look flyer.

    Oh come on burrito, you know you can't rap. if I saw you in person, I'd need someone to hold me back - I'm ruthless. once I'm done with you, you'll be left toothless.

    Money in the bank tend to disagree
    Ain't nobody dare f***in with me
    Been in the game for longer than 2Pac Meanwhile you there just selling some cheap crack

    Oh dear lord, that rap was the worst
    You're mum liked the crack though, whilst I filled hers.
    If you couldn't tell, I'm winning this battle.
    This is no luck game, this ain't no raffle.

    Is that how its is den?
    This ting thinks he flyer than them men
    Lemme tell you boo
    You aint gotta clue
    This peng ting walking circles round me
    Got me saying finally
    His joo be in my mouth
    As he goes down south
    And ahhhh that feeling aint no sh*t
    And i can tell you boo, he lit

    The end.

    Credits go to JordLndr, shameful_burrito, dat.sour.ting, and of course SGHD26716.
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    I'm assuming you're interested in classic poems, I suggest reading Eliot (Wasteland). His work is quite complicated but very interesting.

    You can also listen/watch this performance...he's not English Major material but I think this poem is wonderful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JAq6VpmgB0

    Check out Button Poetry on youtube for some amazing slam poetry
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    Really curious to hear yours queenofswords .
    I really like this thread. Here's mine

    Mad Girl's Love Song by Sylvia Palth
    New Years Prayer by Jeff Buckley (the poem, not the song)
    Tonight at Noon by Adrian Henri
    Various works of Enga Ganguly
    Howl by Allen Ginsberg
    Alone and Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe
    S_____ Note by Langston Hughes
    Various letters of Rainer Rilke
    Do not go gentle into the good night by Dylan Thomas
    Taedium Vitae by Oscar Wilde
    A pity we were such a Good Invention by Yehuda Amichai
    Self Portrait at 28 by David Berman

    Loads of works by Charles Bukowski (Young man on busstop bench, Fooling Marie, They, all of them, A love poem, Somebody, Dreaming). I bought Bukowski's entire collection for a guy I was in love with (he was a massive fan). He told me to keep it to remember him. He's not around anymore so I read it when I miss him.
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    Here are some real rhymes for all you poem lovers. It's about two guys arguing.

    I'm the founder, this is my thread.
    Post a crap rap and get a fist to the head.

    You threaten me and you'll be dead It's past your bedtime so go to bed

    I'll go to bed thinking
    How the mandem be linking
    Tomorrow night
    After our fight
    When i win
    Puttin you in that bin

    What was that din
    Sounded so bad it must be a sin
    I tell you get in the bin
    For real rapping ain't your ting.

    You're trying to rap, but know you can't beat me.
    That is because my rhymes are beastly.
    I'm the teacher, this is my class.
    Take a seat now before I drop you on your ass.

    You think you're slick, your rap ain't sh**.
    I dream fire; feel my desire while I spit this fire. When I make it rain, they tell me to go higher. Who cares what you say, I still look flyer.

    Oh come on burrito, you know you can't rap. if I saw you in person, I'd need someone to hold me back - I'm ruthless. once I'm done with you, you'll be left toothless.

    Money in the bank tend to disagree
    Ain't nobody dare f***in with me
    Been in the game for longer than 2Pac Meanwhile you there just selling some cheap crack

    Oh dear lord, that rap was the worst
    You're mum liked the crack though, whilst I filled hers.
    If you couldn't tell, I'm winning this battle.
    This is no luck game, this ain't no raffle.

    Is that how its is den?
    This ting thinks he flyer than them men
    Lemme tell you boo
    You aint gotta clue
    This peng ting walking circles round me
    Got me saying finally
    His joo be in my mouth
    As he goes down south
    And ahhhh that feeling aint no sh*t
    And i can tell you boo, he lit

    The end.

    Credits go to JordLndr, shameful_burrito, dat.sour.ting, and of course SGHD26716.
    We are lyrical geniuses.
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    (Original post by JordLndr)
    We are lyrical geniuses.
    I think it deserves a thread on its own 😂

    Great rhymes.
 
 
 
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