A Poison Tree
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine.
And he knew that it was mine,
And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
🌹❤️ No Men Are Foreign 🌹❤️
Have you ever thought of some people as strange or other countries as foreign? We have many ways of thinking of other people as different from us as them. They may belong to a different country, or speak a different language. In this poem, however, the poet reminds us of the many ways in which we are all the same — for we are all human
Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign
Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes
Like ours: the land our brothers walk upon
Is earth like this, in which we all shall lie
They, too, aware of sun and air and water
Are fed by peaceful harvests, by war’s long winter starv’d
Their hands are ours, and in their lines we read
A labour not different from our own
Remember they have eyes like ours that wake
Or sleep, and strength that can be won
By love. In every land is common life
That all can recognise and understand
Let us remember, whenever we are told
To hate our brothers, it is ourselves
That we shall dispossess, betray, condemn
Remember, we who take arms against each other
It is the human earth that we defile
Our hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence
Of air that is everywhere our own
Remember, no men are foreign, and no countries strange
🌹❤️ "James Kirkup" 🌹❤️
🌹❤️ " As soon as I could Speak "🌹❤️
As soon as I could speak - I was told to listen
As soon as I could play - they taught me to work
As soon as I found a job - I married
As soon as I married - came the children
As soon as I understood them - they left me
As soon as I had learned to live - life was gone
🌹❤️ "Debbie Carnegie" 🌹❤️
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