BC: The Back Page
FC: My poem book By David Cook
1: Poker Poem- By David Cook This Life is a Dream, from which I wish to wake up, these Symbols on Earth, clear as dusted Glass. Lost in the Fog on these Twisted Streets, with a silent Grace, following the Web of life. The Journey I'll take, on this Moonlit night, to the Ocean's cold, in Winter's grasp. This Struggle won, called life.
2: P.O.D-Youth of the Nation Last day of the rest of my life I wish I would've known Cause I didn't kiss my mama goodbye I didn't tell her that I loved her and how much I care Or thank my pops for all the talks And all the wisdom he shared Unaware, I just did what I always do Everyday, the same routine Before I skate off to school But who knew that this day wasn't like the rest Instead of taking a test I took two to the chest
3: Penut-Butter Sandwich I'll sing you a poem of a silly young king Who played with the world at the end of a string, But he only loved one single thing— And that was just a peanut-butter sandwich. His scepter and his royal gowns, His regal throne and golden crowns Were brown and sticky from the mounds And drippings from each peanut-butter sandwich.
5: Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago on September 25, 1930. When he little he had no intention of becoming a writer, in fact he would have rather liked to be a baseball player or be popular. During his time in Korea during the 1950's, he learned to play the guitar and how to write songs, which later led to great hits such as "A boy named sue" by Johnny Cash. In the early '60s a friend persueded him to write a childrens book. Published in 1964, "The Giving Tree" became one of his most popular books to date.
6: Death Blank eyes, scan the skies, Forever looking, watching the clouds, The cold embrace of the veiled silence, While slowly darkness fades into being, Into sight, into all that becomes the world, And then in time forgotten.