Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Is Life Worth Living? (A Life Changing Poem)

Is Life Worth Living? (A Life Changing Poem)

- Alfred Austin was a prolific political writer and poet who succeeded Alfred, Lord Tennyson as poet laureate of England. Full poem: IS life worth living? Yes, so long as there is wrong to right, Wail of the weak against the strong, Or tyranny to fight; Long as there lingers gloom to chase, Or streaming tear to dry, One kindred woe, one sorrowing face That smiles as we draw nigh; Long as a tale of anguish swells the heart, and lids grow wet, And at the sound of Christmas bells We pardon and forget; So long as Faith with Freedom reigns, And loyal Hope survives, And gracious Charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For Intellect or Will, And men are free to think and act Life is worth living still.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Lack of posts

 I have not been posting for a longtime and I am sure it shows.  I have been really busy and distracted these last few years. Being a parent sure does take most of my time.  As the kids get older I have been getting some time back, but also opened up more problems. I was told by a pretty smart guy, he told me that as a parent your time isn't your own any longer.  It belongs to my family, work and unavoidable things that seem to always showing up.  

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, for those that have served on today's Memorial day.