Happy National Poem In Your Pocket Day!

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Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day! A holiday founded in 2002, this is the last day of National Poetry Month and the perfect day to carry your favorite poem around with you so you can share it with friends and family. You can also use the hashtag #pocketpoem on Twitter to discover what poems are meaningful to others.

If you aren’t currently carrying some couplets in your pocket, here is a collection of eleven of my favorite shorties. Some are inspirational, some are wise, and some are just plain funny. Consider copying one down and carrying it in your pocket for the day. And remember to take it out before you do laundry! #pocketpoetryproblems

1. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking, by Emily Dickinson

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If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

2. Don’t Worry if Your Job Is Small, by Anonymous

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Don’t worry if your job is small,
And your rewards are few.
Remember that the mighty oak,
Was once a nut like you.

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