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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Jun 6, 2003

Hi ProZ!

Just to say HI! and to leave a pearl for your internal beauty.

Have a nice weekend! Au

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me...
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.

Shel Silverstein

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Todd Field  Identity Verified
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Nice... Jun 6, 2003

Brings me back to childhood.

Have a great weekend too.


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A footnote: Jun 6, 2003

And don't EVER forget to like a music which your parents dislike!

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Invictus Jun 6, 2003

Not a child's poem, but the idea behind it is similar.


By W.E. Henley, 1849-1903

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbow'd.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishment the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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Marcela García  Identity Verified
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Leaves of grass Jun 7, 2003

Jack's, with that beautiful and inspiring poem, Invictus, brought to my mind this other poem...

Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.


And what I assume you shall assume;
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my Soul;
I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes—the shelves are crowded with perfumes;
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and like it;
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.

The atmosphere is not a perfume—it has no taste of the distillation—it is odorless;
It is for my mouth forever—I am in love with it;
I will go to the bank by the wood, and become undisguised and naked;
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.

Happy weekend to all.

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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Just wanted to say: Jun 8, 2003

Thank you Aurora, Jack and Marcela for all your inspiring poems.
Have a nice weekend everyone,

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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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If only I knew how to say "you´re welcome" in Albanian.... Jun 8, 2003

"And calamity befell the earth, and there was chaos and the children of Adam lost their common language"...(He-to-Tango said)

Have a look at this thread, Monika...just to have an idea of how the "corralito" has affected Argentina.:lol:

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