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  • Myoak
    "The loneliest people are the kindest.
    The saddest people smile the brightest.
    The most damaged people are the wisest.
    All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do."

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  • sardi_g
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    What poems touch you? Please post

    This is an unlikely one for me - but I liked the idea of passing something on that someone else might come across and find useful. And 'labor' has many many forms. I would love to hear what others like. I have a need to commune. :-)

    Tell me not in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream
    For the soul is dead that slumbers
    and things are not what they seem

    Life is real, life is earnest

    And, departing, leave behind us
    footprints on the sands of time;

    Footprints, that perhaps another,
    Sailing over life's solemn main,
    A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
    Seeing, shall take heart again.

    Let us, then, be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
    Learn to labor and to wait.

    A psalm of life - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow