"Sure on theis Shining Night
Sure on this shining nightOf star made shadows round,Kindness must watch for meThis side the ground. The late year lies down the north.All is healed, all is health.High summer holds the earth. Hearts all…"
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I take a look at my life And realize there's nothing left 'Cause I've been blasting and laughing so long That even my momma thinks that my mind has gone But…"
"About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter
he lives in a house with a swimming pool and says the job is killing him. he is 27. I am 44. I can’t seem to get rid of him. his novels keep coming back. “what do you expect me to do?” he…"
"The other is:
Kubla KhanBy Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kublai KhanA stately Pleasure-Dome decree,Where Alph, the sacred river ranThrough caverns measureless to manDown to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile groundWith walls and…"
"I have two, but I am going to start with
THE LAW OF THE YUKONbyRobert William ServiceThis is the law of the Yukon, and ever she makes it plain:"Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane --Strong for the red rage of…"
For Great War poetry, try these on for size:
Suicide in the Trenches By Siegfried Sassoon
I knew a simple soldier boy Who grinned at life in empty joy, Slept soundly through the lonesome dark, And whistled early with the lark.
"Eternal Father, Strong to save
Whose arm hast bound the restless wave
Who Bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
It's own appointed limits keep:
Oh hear us when we cry to thee
For those in Peril on the sea.
Eternal Father, grant, we pray
"I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.
In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
"One of my absolute favorites. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I heard the bells on Christmas DayTheir old familiar carols play,And wild and sweetThe words repeatOf peace on earth, good will to men!
And thought how, as the day had comeThe…"
"Discredit as in how? I can agree with you that just blaming without doing something is the height of cowardice. Deal is, I don't see conservatives these days doing much after the crisis either. Both sides are flapping their gums and chicken…"
"I didn't raise impeachment -- yet. I was talking about responsibility. I don't think we have enough information to judge whether impeachment should be pursued. So far, we've got, at a minimum, dereliction of…"
I have been in pursuit of the answer for "what is manhood?" since I got married a few years ago. Prior to my marriage I was heavily enveloped in the New Age movement and believed humans were essentially good and could conquer their baser nature through their own efforts. I believed we could influence our reality, using our wills to force change into our lives. I married into a Baptist family, and while that was not the reason for my conversion to Christianity, the exposure certainly helped…See More
"Why is that so shocking? He is running as a Democrat. Democrat voters refuse to see any wrong doing of government officials. That is if they even know about or remember any negative press that involved that official. Maybe you should reread this…"