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Lil’ Wayne Poems

 

For the conservative poet or reader, an article on Lil' Wayne may be a little difficult to handle. I fall into that conservative group as well. However, I am also a professional writer, and I have tried my best over the years to maintain an appropriate appreciation for art forms that happen to be different than my own. While I am ...

Poems on Peace

 

Throughout most of my life, I've heard people calling for peace. I grew up during the 60s and 70s and heard all of the rhetoric about the 'conflict' in Vietnam. Before that was Korea and a few other smaller scurmishes. After 'nam was all the mess in the Middle East. But the truth is, we have always wanted peace -- at ...

Poems on Animals

 

Even if you're not an animal lover, it's difficult to deny that they can be quiet charming to watch. There are so many varieties of animals, each one with its own unique characteristics and charming features. It is, therefore, no surprise that animals have been one of the primary topics of poets over the many centuries. Whether they were animals ...

Leadership Poems

 

Essentially all poems are a reflection of someone's deep, inward beliefs, about their feelings and their experiences. They tend to speak about a person's ability to stand up strongly in life. They encourage us through a rather profound collective power that is our own shared reflections on life. They inform us of our own positive vision of ourselves and of all ...

Persian Poetry

 

The literature of Persia is one of the world's oldest and frequently referenced literatures. It covers two-and-a-half thousand years, although a significant portion of the pre-Islamic documents have been lost. Much of it has been within historical Persia , which includes present-day Iran, Iraq and Azerbaijan, along with portions of Central Asia where the Persian language has been treated historically as ...

Spring Poems

 

Spring is here. Although the calendar has announced the beginning of spring, some of us question whether or not it's really here. Snow is on the mountains and, in some places, still in the valleys. But as we watch the birds begin their annual migration, we also see little signs that change is in the air. Buds on the trees are ...

Farsi Poems

 

When we start talking about poetry from the Middle East, and about Farsi poems in particular, I can't help but think of Rumi. Now for those who are unfamiliar with poetry from that region of the world, let me start out by telling you about Rumi -- one of the most influential poets among the Muslims of central Asia. Rumi, or ...

Poems on Trees

 

When someone mentions the topics of trees and poetry, probably every single one of us thinks about Joyce Kilmer's, Trees. Most American high school students have raised their eyebrows at first hearing Kilmer's quaint little poem. Many of those students have gone on to write comical parodies of Kilmer's highly recognized work, poking fun at both the poem and any ...

Water Poems

 

The ancient Greeks believe that there were four principle elements of which everything in the universe was derived from: earth, wind, fire and water. This belief was the cornerstone of much of philosophical thought for over two thousand years, so it should be no mystery that water has become a major poetry topic. Add to that the reality that much of ...

Rod McKuen Poems

 

Not everyone can go from being an 11 year-old runaway to an internationally recognized poet and songwriter. Yet, Rod McKuen did just that. Although he never really garnered many accolades for his musical performances, his song writing netted over 1,500 songs and the sale of over 100 million record albums. In the poetry realm, McKuen began publishing books of poetry in ...