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HOLDEN’S POETRY BOOK

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Table of Contents Great American Poem

pg.3

Ballad

pg.4

Eraser Poem

pg.5

Anything #1

pg.6

Allegory

pg.7

Lyric

pg.8

Acrostic

pg.9

Haiku

pg.10

Anything #2

pg.11

Anything #3

pg.12

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I am American There is meaning in my every word. I am full of inspiration When you need me, Just listen And feel the spirit I contain. I may soothe you and comfort you Or I may make you angry and enrage you. No matter what happens, hold me tight And drift into my culture of cultures

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“I Have a Dream� (No adjectives) And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream rooted in the dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state with the of injustice, with the of oppression, will be transformed into an of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made, the places will be made plain, and the places will be made; "and the of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together." This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the discords of our nation into a symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to

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work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together." This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (No Verbs) With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to the right, let us on to the work we are in, to up the nation's wounds, to for him who shall have the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to all which may and a just and lasting peace among ourselves and all nations.

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The Politician Feet stuck in the muddy waters of society Head still high. Throat choked with the droning choruses of life Voice still firm. Arms twisted, bend and broken Determination still unmatched. Betrayed again and again by destiny Faith still unquestioned. Mocked and criticized by sinners Ambition still intact. So is the life of a politician

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Spoiled God's plan made a hopeful beginning, But Man spoiled his chances by sinning; We hope that the story Will end in great glory But for now the other side’s winning

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M an, Old people can Really S end E ulogies faster and C ooler than O phelia and

D avid E ven though they have text messaging

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Yahoo Internet Search

Darkness

Enter- Yahoo search query

Night is upon us

Bland pointless haiku poems

The moon shines brightly above

Results- This poem

Below we watch…still

The Cat You never feed me. Perhaps I'll sleep on your face. That will sure show you.

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