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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
"'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
This it is, and nothing more."

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door; -
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!" -
Merely this, and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis the wind and nothing more."

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered -
Till I scarcely more than muttered, "other friends have flown before -
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
"Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
Of 'Never - nevermore'."

But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore:
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil - prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

"Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend," I shrieked, upstarting -
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken!- quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor

Shall be lifted - nevermore!

Paint Brush

Author: Unknown

I keep my paint brush with me
Wherever I may go,
In case I need to cover up
So the real me doesn’t show.
I’m so afraid to show you me,
Afraid of what you’ll do – that
You might laugh or say mean things.
I’m afraid I might lose you.

I’d like to remove all my paint coats
To show you the real, true me,
But I want you to try and understand,
I need you to accept what you see.
So if you’ll be patient and close your eyes,
I’ll strip off all my coats real slow.
Please understand how much it hurts
To let the real me show.

Now my coats are all stripped off.
I feel naked, bare and cold,
And if you still love Me with all that you see,
You are my friend, pure as gold.

I need to save my paint brush, though,
And hold it in my hand,
I want to keep it handy
In case somebody doesn’t understand.
So please protect me, my dear friend
And thanks for loving me true,
But please let me keep my paint brush with me
Until I love me, too.

Where there is love there is life.
Indira Gandhi

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Anthony Robbins

The best use of life is to invest it in something which will out last life.
William James

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
William Feather

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Reba McEntire

Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.
Harriet Martineau

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
Henrik Ibsen

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.
Charlie Brown

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.
R. D. Laing

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.
Joseph Joubert

Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.
David Guy Powers

If you stop struggling, then you stop life.
Huey Newton

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

You cannot discover the purpose of life by asking someone else – the only way you’ll ever get the right answer is by asking yourself.
Terri Guillemets

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

The best of times is now.
Oprah Winfrey

Whatever you are be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Kahlil Gibran

Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.
J. D. Salinger

Life is a challenge, and I’m staying in the game to win.
Robert M. Hensel

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind. People grow old only by deserting their ideals and bu outgrowing the consciousness of youth. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul….you are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is keep your faith young, keep your self-confidence young, keep your hope young.
L.F. Phelan

This is true joy in life, being used for a purpose recongnized by yourself as a mighty one, being a true force of nature instead of a fevrish little clod of aliments and grievances complaining the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and, as long as I live, it is my privilige to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.
Forrest Gump

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally ‘Famous’ Amos

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Samuel Butler

Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

Life is an incurable disease.
Abraham Cowley

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
Albert Camus

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Thomas Carlyle

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Vernon Howard

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

1: At lunch time, sit in you car with sunglasses on and point a hair dry at passing cars; see if they slow down

2: Page yourself over the intercom. Do not disguise your voice.

3: Every time some one asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that

4: Put you garbage can on your desk and label it "IN"

5: Put decaf in the coffee maker (home or work). When everyone gets over their caffeine addiction, switch to espresso

6: In your memo book, on all your checks, put "FOR SMUGGLING DIAMONDS"

7: Finish all your sentences with "In Accordance To The Prophecy"

8: Dont use any punctuation

9: As often as possible, skip instead of walking

10: Order diet water whenever you go out with a serious face

11: Specify that your drive-thru order is "TO GO"

12: Sing along at the opera

13: Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme

14: Put mosquito netting around your work area (or room) and play tropical sounds all day

15: 5 days in advance, tell your friend that you can't go to their party cause you don't 'feel like it'

16: Have friends or coworkers address you by your wrestling name "Rock Bottom"

17: When the cash comes out of the ATM yell, "I WON, I WON"

18: When exiting the zoo, start running toward the parking lot, yelling, "Run for your lives they're loose"

19: Tell your children (or younger sibling) that "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go"

20: And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity is... Copy this and put it on your profile!

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Fail'd by NinjasWillRuleTheWorld reviews
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Watching Her by Crazy Dr Giggles reviews
He Was Always Watching Her... Always.
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A bunch of hallarious one-shots collections I put together for your intertainment. Enjoy.
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Sly is right! by Icecane reviews
When Sly becomes tiered of being called wrong by Bentley, he does somthing about it.
Sly Cooper - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 605 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9/2011 - Complete
Dripping Scarlet by GoddessOfYingandYang reviews
I was a predator. He'd unfortunately been my prey… -Oneshot-
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Neyla's Return by icarlyfan812 reviews
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Broken Heart, Broken Promises by Kittasaymew reviews
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Giant Carmelita by Lycans Are Gods Gift To Furrys reviews
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Tribute to the Purple Tigress by Ceri Cooper reviews
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Interviewing Sly and All That by MoonHowler557 reviews
I was bored.. so I decided to make this...
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The Sly and Crew Interview by Ramirez Wolfen reviews
Send questions they answer. WITH 50% more Carmelita! YAY!
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Strange Love Made Even Stranger by Janko reviews
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Truth or Dare reviews
Truth or Dare, title is simple. R&R before everybody kills each other.
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