"A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist Tell me not, in mournful numbers, __Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, __And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! __And the … Continue reading Longfellow / “A Psalm of Life”
Category: Poetry & Literature
Why are we still afraid? Every one of the more than 400 days I spent in combat, I wore a chain necklace with my dog tags and a small silver shield. On the back of the shield was inscribed the popular scripture from Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do … Continue reading “Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?
TWO PLUS FOUR There are six I see two I sense four I know they were They are I see two Beautiful, exquisite souls Sunshine Princesses How I love to watch them grow Laughing, Crying Learning Living I sense four Invisible, perceptible souls Loved Eternal How I want to See … Continue reading “Two Plus Four”: A poem about Loss, Love & Contrast
IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being … Continue reading “IF” by Rudyard Kipling
Be ready! Don't be a victim to circumstances. Prepare for the challenges and opportunities along your path...the achievements to come. “I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.” ~Abraham Lincoln "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." ~I Corinthians 16:13 "Watch therefore, for ye know … Continue reading Be Ready!