Wednesday, September 01, 2021
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.