Lifefuel poem

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This is one of my favourite poems, it's called ''Prayer before birth'' by the genius Louis MacNeice. I wouldn't normally share poems on this site but I think this one you might enjoy. I have some lines from it on my signature as well.


I am not yet born; O hear me.
Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the
club-footed ghoul come near me.

I am not yet born, console me.
I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me,
with strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me,
on black racks rack me, in blood-baths roll me.

I am not yet born; provide me
With water to dandle me, grass to grow for me, trees to talk
to me, sky to sing to me, birds and a white light
in the back of my mind to guide me.

I am not yet born; forgive me
For the sins that in me the world shall commit, my words
when they speak me, my thoughts when they think me,
my treason engendered by traitors beyond me,
my life when they murder by means of my
hands, my death when they live me.

I am not yet born; rehearse me
In the parts I must play and the cues I must take when
old men lecture me, bureaucrats hector me, mountains
frown at me, lovers laugh at me, the white
waves call me to folly and the desert calls
me to doom and the beggar refuses
my gift and my children curse me.

I am not yet born; O hear me,
Let not the man who is beast or who thinks he is God
come near me.

I am not yet born; O fill me
With strength against those who would freeze my
humanity, would dragoon me into a lethal automaton,
would make me a cog in a machine, a thing with
one face, a thing, and against all those
who would dissipate my entirety, would
blow me like thistledown hither and
thither or hither and thither
like water held in the
hands would spill me.

Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me.
Otherwise kill me.
 
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I am born; O kill me.
 
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That was really nice to read , Best thing i have read in a while
 
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That was really nice to read , Best thing i have read in a while
It doesn't surprise me that a good taste incel like you enjoyed it :feelsokman::feelsokman: thank you for reading. I might do a poetry mega thread for the minority here who likes it.
 
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It doesn't surprise me that a good taste incel like you enjoyed it :feelsokman::feelsokman: thank you for reading. I might do a poetry mega thread for the minority here who likes it.
:feelsokman:
 
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Poems is reddit-soy. Go and share them there.
 
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Oh god, please attack me IRL. So annoying, poem-faggot.
No, I'm good.

Either way, you are often the one acting aggressively. Not the first time that you call us names.
 
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No, I'm good.

Either way, you are often the one acting aggressively. Not the first time that you call us names.
Ok? Fucking idiot why do you even get to use the internet?
 
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Any favourite poets? @Descartes
 
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You hurt me, bro :feelsbadman::feelsbadman::feelsbadman:
That's what I do, man. Then you'll learn to stop acting like a redditor and to become based and high-IQ instead.
 
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That's what I do, man. Then you'll learn to stop acting like a redditor and to become based and high-IQ instead.
Nah, nothing can hurt me anymore, I'm emotionlessmaxxed anyway.

Ngl though, high IQ is connected with poetry and intellectualism
 
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Nah, nothing can hurt me anymore, I'm emotionlessmaxxed anyway.

Ngl though, high IQ is connected with poetry and intellectualism
Yes, but not super-genius-IQ. Which is connected with what I do and who I am.
 
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Any favourite poets? @Descartes
Symbolist poets like Baudelaire and Rimbaud. I also love romantic poets: Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, etc. I love poetry in general since ancient Greece, I don't know many poets from the 20th century but even there I have some I really like too. I will add more on the mega thread.
 
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