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Henry David Thoreau - Indeed, indeed, I cannot tell

Indeed, indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
Which were easier to state,
All my love or all my hate.
Surely, surely, thou wilt trust me
When I say thou dost disgust me.
O, I hate thee with a hate
That would fain annihilate;
Yet sometimes against my will,
My dear friend, I love thee still.
It were treason to our love,
And a sin to God above,
One iota to abate
Of a pure impartial hate.

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Poet: Henry David Thoreau
Poem: Indeed, indeed, I cannot tell
Poem of the Day: May 30 2013

Comment 7 of 7, added on April 15th, 2014 at 11:18 PM.
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Victornat from Kenya
Comment 6 of 7, added on August 9th, 2012 at 2:47 PM.

Whenever We Wake UpWhenever we wake upFrom our selfish ineucdd stuporWill it be too late to take the stepsTo correct the damage we’ve doneOr will we just fall backInto our selfish tranceWith our heads in the sandOur hands out palms upWaiting for the crumbsThat others provideOr will we get madWhenever we wake upAnd see this great nationBeing trampled into oblivionBy those we have electedTo protect us and care for usWhen instead they march onTo their own doomed drumbeatLeading us all down the pathTo our own destructionOr will it be far too lateWhenever we wake upAnd find we’ve been fooledLaughed at and usedBy those now in powerThe elite and privileged classThat think they know betterThan we mere peon foolsAfter all we started this messBy trusting their liesAnd voting them inWill there be a revolutionWhenever we wake upAnd find there is no other wayTo get rid of the greedyThe guilty and vainThe corrupt and self-righteousThat are stepping on our rightsDesecrating our libertiesAnd denying us our pursuit of happinessSo the question remainsWhat will we doWhen we wake upFrom our selfish ineucdd stuporAnd realize the messOur nation is inWhat will we doWhenever we wake upOr should I sayIf we wake up

Bharat from Zambia
Comment 5 of 7, added on May 22nd, 2011 at 2:28 PM.

I cannot understand if ther is any imagery. Is there?

Brittany from United States

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