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Most touching poem, song, or except that evoked your feelings?

  1. Jul 11, 2007 #1
    Whats the most touching poem, song, or except that evoked your positive emotional feelings? What does it say about you?

    Just to share:
    This song touched me and inspired me to continue helping people by means of volunteering and even just respecting people and lending them hands when they need help even when they're strangers to you.

    I really think that things like this teach us things about ourselves and our lives in general. Feel free to share! =]
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    I saw that movie recently, really good.
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    Also, does anyone know how you can download the background music (without the artist singing)? Can you search for these online or can you edit it yourself? If you can search, what keywords do you type? Thanks!
  5. Jul 11, 2007 #4

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    Though it cannot always be avoided, I think this music video sums up my feeling about war as well as anything I've seen. Watch the eyes. I find many of these images absolutely haunting.

    Maybe the day will come when we can find an end to this madness.
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  6. Jul 11, 2007 #5
    If by Rudyard Kipling... and Invictus (by William Ernst Henley I think), A psalm of life (H.W. Longfellow), Nothing Else Matters (Metallica), Somewhere I Belong (LP), Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd).
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  10. Jul 11, 2007 #9
    Celion Dion's theme song of the Titanic. Shows that love is more powerful than anything.
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  11. Jul 12, 2007 #10
    I've never read the lyrics, but Cats in the Cradle is supposed to make you cry if you actually pay attention to the lyrics.
  12. Jul 12, 2007 #11
    It little profits that an idle king,
    By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
    Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
    Unequal laws unto a savage race,
    That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.

    I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
    Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed
    Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
    That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
    Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
    Vexed the dim sea: I am become a name;
    For always roaming with a hungry heart
    Much have I seen and known; cities of men
    And manners, climates, councils, governments,
    Myself not least, but honoured of them all;
    And drunk delight of battle with my peers;
    Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
    I am part of all that I have met;
    Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
    Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
    For ever and for ever when I move.
    How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
    To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
    As though to breath were life. Life piled on life
    Were all too little, and of one to me
    Little remains: but every hour is saved
    From that eternal silence, something more,
    A bringer of new things; and vile it were
    For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
    And this grey spirit yearning in desire
    To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
    Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

    This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
    To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle —
    Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil
    This labour, by slow prudence to make mild
    A rugged people, and through soft degrees
    Subdue them to the useful and the good.
    Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere
    Of common duties, decent not to fail
    In offices of tenderness, and pay
    Meet adoration to my household gods,
    When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.

    There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
    There gloom the dark broad seas. My mariners,
    Souls that have toil'd, and wrought, and thought with me —
    That ever with a frolic welcome took
    The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed
    Free hearts, free foreheads — you and I are old;
    Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
    Death closes all: but something ere the end,
    Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
    Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
    The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
    The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
    Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
    'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
    Push off, and sitting well in order smite
    The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
    To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
    Of all the western stars, until I die.
    It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
    It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
    And see the great Achilles, whom we knew

    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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    Pretty powerful stuff. Many images from Chechnya, and possibly from Kosovo or Bosna-Hercegovina

    I wish. Too many people willing to go to war and kill people for some reason they don't understand. :frown:

    I sometimes wonder if the world is going collectively insane when I look at what's going on. I'm sure people thought that in WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and now the war in Iraq.

    Seems to be a lot of anger in the world at the moment, a lot of axiety, and a lot of hurt.
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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5153834567666895734&q=god+bless+the+usa&total=758&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2 [Broken]

    I'm not religious, but the song "God Bless the USA" touches me each time I hear it. It's not pro-war, but it's very pro-troops.

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    :frown: .
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    I've always loved this by Billy Joel.

    and so it goes

    In every heart there is a room
    A sanctuary safe and strong
    To heal the wounds from lovers past
    Until a new one comes along

    I spoke to you in cautious tones
    You answered me with no pretense
    And still I feel I said too much
    My silence is my self defense

    And every time I've held a rose
    It seems I only felt the thorns
    And so it goes, and so it goes
    And so will you soon I suppose

    But if my silence made you leave
    Then that would be my worst mistake
    So I will share this room with you
    And you can have this heart to break

    And this is why my eyes are closed
    It's just as well for all I've seen
    And so it goes, and so it goes
    And you're the only one who knows

    So I would choose to be with you
    That's if the choice were mine to make
    But you can make decisions too
    And you can have this heart to break

    And so it goes, and so it goes
    And you're the only one who knows.
  17. Jul 30, 2007 #16


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    Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel 1970

    When youre weary, feeling small,
    When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
    I'm on your side. When times get rough
    And friends just can't be found,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    When you're down and out,
    When you're on the street,
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you.
    I'll take your part.
    When darkness comes
    And pains is all around,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    Sail on silvergirl,
    Sail on by.
    Your time has come to shine.
    All your dreams are on their way.
    See how they shine.
    If you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.
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  18. Jul 30, 2007 #17


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    Joe Cocker - You are so beautiful

    (live from Montreux 1987)

    You are so beautiful to me
    You are so beautiful to me
    Can't you see
    Your everything I hoped for
    Your everything I need
    You are so beautiful to me

    Such joy and happiness you bring
    Such joy and happiness you bring
    Like a dream
    A guiding light that shines in the night
    Heavens gift to me
    You are so beautiful to me


    The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You
    best sung by Art Garfunkel

    My love must be a kind of blind love
    I can't see anyone but you.

    Are the stars out tonight?
    I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
    I Only Have Eyes For You, Dear.

    The moon maybe high
    but I can't see a thing in the sky,
    'Cause I Only Have Eyes For You.

    I don't know if we're in a garden,
    or on a crowded avenue.

    You are here
    So am I
    Maybe millions of people go by,
    but they all disappear from view.
    And I Only Have Eyes For You.


    Unchained Melody
    Lyrics by Hy Zaret, Music by Alex North
    Sang by The Righteous Brothers

    Oh, my love, my darling,
    I've hungered for your touch a long,
    lonely time. Time goes by so slowly
    and time can do so much.
    Are you still mine?

    I need your love.
    I need your love.
    God speed your love to me.

    Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea,
    to the open arms of the sea.
    Lonely rivers sigh, wait for me,
    wait for me.
    I'll be coming home, wait for me.

    Oh, my love, my darling,
    I've hungered for your touch a long
    lonely time. Time, goes by so slowly,
    and time can do so much,
    Are you still mine?

    I need your love.
    I need your love.
    God speed your love, to me.


    I can't turn back time,
    but if I could,
    find you I would,
    and make things better.

    Excerpt from life
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  19. Jul 30, 2007 #18
    Restless Farewell (Bob Dylan)

    O all the money that in my whole life I did spend,
    Be it mine right or wrongfully,
    I let it slip gladly past the hands of my friends
    To tie up the time most forcefully.
    But the bottles are done,
    We've killed each one
    And the table's full and overflowed.
    And the corner sign
    Says it's closing time,
    So I'll bid farewell and be down the road.

    Oh ev'ry girl that ever I've touched,
    I did not do it harmfully.
    And ev'ry girl that ever I've hurt,
    I did not do it knowin'ly.
    But to remain as friends and make amends
    You need the time and stay behind.
    And since my feet are now fast
    And point away from the past,
    I'll bid farewell and be down the line.

    Oh ev'ry foe that ever I faced,
    The cause was there before we came.
    And ev'ry cause that ever I fought,
    I fought it full without regret or shame.
    But the dark does die
    As the curtain is drawn and somebody's eyes
    Must meet the dawn.
    And if I see the day
    I'd only have to stay,
    So I'll bid farewell in the night and be gone.

    Oh, ev'ry thought that's strung a knot in my mind,
    I might go insane if it couldn't be sprung.
    But it's not to stand naked under unknowin' eyes,
    It's for myself and my friends my stories are sung.
    But the time ain't tall,
    Yet on time you depend and no word is possessed
    By no special friend.
    And though the line is cut,
    It ain't quite the end,
    I'll just bid farewell till we meet again.

    Oh a false clock tries to tick out my time
    To disgrace, distract, and bother me.
    And the dirt of gossip blows into my face,
    And the dust of rumors covers me.
    But if the arrow is straight
    And the point is slick,
    It can pierce through dust no matter how thick.
    So I'll make my stand
    And remain as I am
    And bid farewell and not give a damn.
  20. Jul 30, 2007 #19

    Here is an updated version of Cats In The Cradle.

    After hearing the original a long time ago I started spending a lot more time with my children.

    Cat Stevens - Cats In The Cradle Lyrics

    Cats In The CradleA child arrived just the other day,
    came to the world in the usual way,
    But there were planes to catch
    and bills to pay, he learned to walk while I was away
    He was talking before I knew it and as he grew
    he said I'm going to be like you Dad,
    you know I'm going to be like you.

    Chorus :
    And the cat's in the cradle,
    and the silver spoon, Little Boy Blue,
    and the Man in the Moon,
    When you coming home son, I don't know when
    We'll get together then, you know we'll have a good time then.

    My son turned 10 just the other day,
    Said thanks for the ball now c'mon let's play
    Will you teach me to throw, I said not today,
    I've got a lot to do, he said that's ok
    And he walked away and he smiled and he said
    You know I'm going to be like you, Dad,
    you know I'm going to be like you.


    He came from college just the other day,
    so much like a man I just had to say,
    I'm proud of you, won't you sit for a while
    He shook his head and said with a smile,
    What I'm feeling like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
    See you later can I have them please.


    I've long since retired and my son's moved away
    I called him up just the other day
    I'd like to see you, if you don't mind
    He said I'd love to Dad, if I could find the time
    You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu
    But it's sure nice talking you Dad, it's been real nice talking to you.
    And as I hung up the phone it occured to me
    He'd grown up just like me, my boy was just like me.
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    I'm actually greatly moved by a poem by our very own Warren Craddock (Chroot) - "Knowledge is Power": https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=15491

    Don't listen when they tell you
    Knowledge, in the end, buys
    only fear, isolation, and sadness.
    Knowledge is darkness.
    Knowledge is sitting alone
    in the dark in your bedroom
    listening to wonderful music that
    you can't share with anyone because
    no one you know has ever heard of it.
    Knowledge is your girlfriend
    telling you she doesn't want you to
    meet her friends because they
    probably wouldn't like you
    because you're too clean cut.
    Because you wear the wrong clothes.
    ("Who shops at Banana Republic
    when they're 24 anyway?" she'll say.)
    Because you don't worry about how
    you're going to pay the rent next
    month like everyone else.
    Because they don't understand your
    problems, and, try as you might,
    you don't understand theirs either.
    Because you won't understand how
    anyone could enjoy ketamine.
    Listen to me.
    Knowledge is never fitting in.
    Knowledge is being misunderstood.
    Knowledge lets you see the future
    for the darkness that it really is.
    Should you ever want to understand
    one more equation, or read one more
    obscure novel, remind yourself that
    every symbol you recognize and every
    word you read separates you from
    everyone else. One day you'll put
    down the books and find yourself
    in the middle of a party,
    surrounded by drunk, high,
    beautiful women
    who don't like you because you
    don't care what happened on their
    favorite TV shows last night.
    You're going to wish
    to hell and back
    that you could care,
    but you can't, and they'll see it.
    No matter how hard you try,
    you'll always be different,
    and they'll always see it.
    One day you'll wish
    you could give up
    every clear thought,
    every gorgeous understanding
    you've won through
    all that hard work.
    You'll wish you could trade it all
    just to be normal.
    Just to fit in.
    But you can't.
    What's done is done.
    And you'll have to live
    with it
  24. Jul 31, 2007 #23
    That poem about the soldier on christmas, but I can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
  25. Jul 31, 2007 #24
    I hope that doesnt happen to me. That would be terrible. Almost wish there could be a compromise...
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  26. Aug 11, 2007 #25


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    When you find the one. :smile:

    Journey - "When you love a woman"

    Journey - Faithfully (1983)

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