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Poetry turns words into art. Poetry speaks to the soul in a way everyday conversation cannot. Poetry can hurt and it can heal. Poetry can express emotions even in the most intensely joyous or grievous times. Many famous poems are famous for just that reason. Who could forget the sometimes passionate and sometimes melancholy words of poets like Edgar Allen Poe, Maya Angelou, and Emily Dickinson? They open our eyes and our hearts to times past, while reminding us that human nature remains essentially the same no matter when or where one lives.

Popular Famous Poems
Poem Subcategory Votes Rating
The Little White Hearse By Ella Wheeler Wilcox Famous Death Poems28 4.68
Richard Cory By Edwin Arlington Robinson Famous Sad Poems60 4.47
Invictus By William Ernest Henley Famous Inspirational Poems73 4.45
'Twas the Night Before Christmas By Clement Clarke Moore Famous Holiday Poems102 4.4
How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning Famous Love Poems155 4.37
Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan Poe Famous Sad Love Poems95 4.37
Music By Bessie Rayner Parkes Famous Life Poems67 4.21
A Boy Named Sue By Shel Silverstein Famous Funny Poems309 4.07
Mother To Son By Langston Hughes Famous Family Poems60 4.07
The Arrow and the Song By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Famous Friendship Poems327 4.06
The Tyger By William Blake Famous Children Poems174 4.05
God the Artist By Angela Morgan Famous Nature Poems223 3.94
Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox Famous Inspirational Poems99 4.44
Do Not Stand By My Grave And Weep Famous Death Poems133 4.41
The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe Famous Sad Love Poems84 4.35
Love's Language By Ella Wheeler Wilcox Famous Love Poems115 4.32
A Dream Within A Dream By Edgar Allan Poe Famous Sad Poems70 4.31
Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Famous Holiday Poems21 4.1
Song About Old Troll - Lord of The Rings By J. R. R. Tolkien Famous Life Poems47 4.09
A Word To Husbands By Ogden Nash Famous Funny Poems37 4.03
A Father To His Son By Carl Sandburg Famous Family Poems29 4.03
Teddy Bear By A.A. Milne Famous Children Poems115 3.96
A Light Exists In Spring By Emily Dickinson Famous Nature Poems189 3.8
A Time to Talk By Robert Frost Famous Friendship Poems138 3.69
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To be part of a family is to be in a relationship. There is an opportunity for a closeness and trust that cannot occur outside family. With this possibility for closeness is the possibility of hatred and estrangement. It is not easy to maintain positive relationships with those that we are naturally closest to. There are tensions that exist between family members that are not present in other relationships. Being in close proximity means that you know a persons great attributes as well as their faults. Maintaining family relationships are a tremendous challenge.
Most friendships only last for a particular phase of our lives. When that developmental period is over, the friendship may dissolve. For a friendship to last a lifetime there must be something really special between you. There must be a connection that transcends time and space. This kind of a friendship also takes a certain flexibility. People change throughout their lifetimes and they must continue to search for commonalities between the themselves if they expect their friendship to endure.
Holidays are many things to many people. For some, the primary function of a holiday is its religious significance. It is a time when specific spiritual opportunities are available to experience. For others holidays are primarily about family getting together. Most people do not work and so there is an opportunity to renew family bonds. Relatives that you haven't seen in a while join together with you to celebrate the family that you belong too. People that do not have large families or may not want to join together with them may celebrate with friends.
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