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Tag Archive: poetry

Jul 05 2012

More remedial poetry

I had always assumed that “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone” was just an old saying found on eternally-reblogged Tumblr pictures and the covers of overpriced diaries at Barnes & Noble. But as Heather was quick to inform me, it’s actually part of a longer work: “Solitude” by Edna Wheeler …

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Jun 13 2012

Good comment of the day

On my video about “non-denominational” public school prayers, someone left this comment: in junior high school we proposed ‘Invictus’ – by William Ernest Henley as a non-denominational invocation to replace other pledges and prayers in school. Didn’t go over well. What do you think? I don’t know how I managed to miss this poem. It …

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Feb 08 2012

A Morality Tale

If you’re not a believer, you may be perplexed When you see how they treat their most sacred of texts Interpreted, twisted, distorted, and flexed, Their exegesis leaves us feeling quite vexed For whenever you quote what their holy book said, They’ll claim that it doesn’t – you must have misread If you think you’ve …

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