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Favorite piece of writing.

Discussion in 'Books, Comics, & Writing' started by Love, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Love

    Love New Member

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    It could be anything, poetry, quotes, a passage from a book, etc.

    My favorite piece of writing has to be Invictus, by William Earnest Henley.

    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 unbowed.

    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 punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate;
    I am the captain of my soul.​

    "Invictus" was written from a hospital bed.

    It was also Timothy McVeigh's last written statement, yep, the Oklahoma Bombing Timothy McVeigh.
     
  2. jklp44

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    We real cool.
    We left school.
    We Lurk late.
    We Strike straight.
    We Sing sin.
    We Thin gin.
    We Jazz June.
    We die soon.
    short sweet and to the point of life!! :D
     
  3. Love

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    Not bad. :p


    "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairsone step at a time."
    -Joe Girard
     
  4. Purpose-1

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    Roses are red, violets are blue, oh my god i hate you too.

    Lol. I remember in 4th grade... I had to write my own poem. I'm getting to remember it more and more. Once I get it, I'll post it up. Sorry if this is like spam, but to let you know I will be posting a poem shortly.
     
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    I love the poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling.
     
  6. jklp44

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    another one my favorites is

    If We Must Die” by Claude McKay

    If we must die, let it not be like hogs
    Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
    While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
    Making their mock at our accursed lot.
    If we must die, O let us nobly die,
    So that our precious blood may not be shed
    In vain; then even the monsters we defy
    Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
    O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
    Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
    And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
    What though before us lies the open grave?
    Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
    Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

    good stuff. talking about how not to go out without a fight. actually its deeper than that but im not going to get into it lol.
     
  7. Panzer66

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    Mine favorite peice of writing has to be Isac Asimovs Three laws of robotics.

    A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
    :)
     
  8. SpIkE_JoNzE

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    the great speech of theoden king from the book & movie LORD OF THE RING THE RETURN OF THE KING...

    " Arise..Arise Riders of Theoden....!!!!!!...shield shall be splintered...Spears shall be Shaken..!!!!...A sword day!!! a Red day..!!! ERE THE SUN RISES......!!!!!!!!

    J.R.R Tolkien

    in spanish...wow..such a battle speech lol...
     
  9. 1_3__3_7

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    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh

    Come ride with me
    Through the veins of history
    I'll show you a God
    Who falls asleep on the job

    And how can we win?
    When fools can be Kings
    Don't waste your time
    Or time will waste you

    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh
    Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh

    No one's gonna take me alive
    The time has come to make things right
    You and I must fight for our rights
    You and I must fight to survive

    No one's gonna take me alive
    The time has come to make things right
    You and I must fight for our rights
    You and I must fight to survive

    No one's gonna take me alive
    The time has come to make things right
    You and I must fight for our rights
    You and I must fight to survive

    -Knights of Cydonia by Muse
    Greatest piece of text ever, even if it is a song.
    But hey, music is sometimes poetry.
     
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    The road not taken by Robert Frost

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;
    Then took the other, as just as fair
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that, the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference


    Another good one I like is "The raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
     
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    Beautiful <3 lol
     
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    I don't read much poetry outside of school assignments; however, I do enjoy this little tidbit from the Chrono Cross vidya game.
    What was the start of all this?
    When did the cogs of fate begin to turn?
    Perhaps it is impossible to grasp the answer now,
    From deep within the flow of time...
    But, for a certainty, back then
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves
    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under Cerulean skies...
     
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    I have never heard of Chrono Cross
     
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    cut yourselves much?
     
  15. MooCowMan

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    I have a feeling you're not gunna last very long around here.. just a feeling though.
     

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