Category: Poetry & Literature

Longfellow / “A Psalm of Life”

Longfellow / “A Psalm of Life”

"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”

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“Be Strong & Courageous”:  Why Are We Still Afraid?

“Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?

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”: A poem about Loss, Love & Contrast

“Two Plus Four”: A poem about Loss, Love & Contrast

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