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190th anniversary of poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'

Today, the 23rd of December 2013, marks 190 years since the classic poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" was first published.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 2 comments

'His Day Is Done' Maya Angelou's poem for Nelson Mandela

On Friday, a day after the death of Nelson Mandela, the US State Department released a poem written by American author and poet, Maya Angelou.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Teen kicked off football team, and suspended over poem

A high school football player in Ohio said that he was suspended from school and kicked off of the football team after he wrote a poem for his English class.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Explains Barclays Center poem

Brooklyn - Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def has recently revealed through a poem that he wasn't too thrilled about the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, the Barclays Center.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

North Carolina school removes 'God' from first grader's poem

Authorities at the West Marion Elementary School, NC, forced a first grader to remove a reference to God from a poem she planned to read to fellow students at the school assembly. She wrote the poem to recite on Veterans Day in honor of her grandfather
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 11 comments

'Love poetry generator' from the world's first computer recreated

In 1952, scientists wanted to see how well the world’s first computer “Mark One ‘Baby’” performed, so they programmed it to create "love poems." Another researcher has now developed an online version of that "love poetry generator."
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Lyrical terrorist whose grisly poem glorified beheading

A young Muslim worker was convicted in Britain under new anti-terrorism laws. She wrote poems about beheading non-believers and had in her possession, disturbing books related to terrorism.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Save Darfur

The following is a poem I wrote for a writing competition with the goal of making people aware of the current situation in Darfur.
In the Media by justin09452

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The Act of Love

The essence of dream chasing sparks fire That echo time down the Niagara gorge Where passion crescents hope And...
May 26, 2013 by Cade LaRen

How are you spending your 'dash' ?

The Dash by Linda Ellis I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates...
Dec 28, 2011 by Caroline Vimla

What type of bone are you?

I read this in my school library. I would like to share it:...
Dec 19, 2011 by Caroline Vimla - 3 comments

'The Teacher'

I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that...
Nov 3, 2011 by Caroline Vimla - 10 comments

Come Find Me

Come and find me He called out in the tangled jungle I am just over here past the vines And I rushed in but it was...
Mar 31, 2011 in  Poets In Attack Mode by KJ Mullins


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