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  1. A Hero

    Three times I had the lust to kill,
    To clutch a throat so young and fair,
    And squeeze with all my might until
    No breath of being lingered there.

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    I fully agree. I had the same impression reading this poem. Someone close to me has the same problem. It is why this poem seems so tragic...

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  3. Mirror

    I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
    Whatever I see I swallow immediately
    Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
    I am not cruel, only truthful,

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  4. Out Out

    The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
    And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
    Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
    And from there those that lifted eyes could count

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    Wow! I like it! It is wonderful. I like nature and science. It's very interesting.

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  6. Circus In Three Rings

    In the circus tent of a hurricane
    designed by a drunken god
    my extravagant heart blows up again
    in a rampage of champagne-colored rain

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  7. I Sit And Look Out

    I SIT and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all
            oppression and shame;
    I hear secret convulsive sobs from young men, at anguish with
            themselves, remorseful after deeds done;

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  8. Harlem

    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?

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  10. On Another's Sorrow

    Can I see another's woe,
    And not be in sorrow too?
    Can I see another's grief,
    And not seek for kind relief?

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    My family went through some tough times and I first read this poem after we got help from our friends. This poem always reminds me that there is always hope for people.

  11. Miss Rosie

    when I watch you
    wrapped up like garbage
    sitting, surrounded by the smell
    of too old potato peels

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  12. A Dog Has Died

    My dog has died.
    I buried him in the garden
    next to a rusted old machine.

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  13. When I Have Fears

    When I have fears that I may cease to be
    Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,
    Before high-pilèd books, in charactery,
    Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;

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