May 28, 2010

I am Lost

What have I gained?
What wisdom reaped?

This problem great,
no light shone upon.

What am I, coward, deaf, or just cruel?
No words I know to match these.

No Jesus am I,
but a Satan neither.

Interspersed would I understand,
respond, maybe, as well.

But for the whole,
my Lord,
I am lost.

Pray if you will.


May 17, 2010


(FYI, I'm not going to post the rest of the great speeches, but, if you ask, I'll add the list of them in the comments.)


Two steady shoulders, never far
White cannot uglify these strands

On the Word standing always
At your peril try to shake her

Only I could leave you;
keep me close

No sin could she notice;
her Lord his attention spends

Shall I fly? Shall I speak?
I know not, but alone, never

With great joy shall I greet her,
for her love smells of my Lord

Put her not between us;
you know I may need the greatest

Show me the way, O my Lord
too long have I made myself traps

My folly, perhaps, will serve,
to liven me through this mire

No comforter besides thee?
I can be too alone even with you

This walk is made for two;
in your place can none fit

With joy the morning would be greeted,
a new day with the happiest of shouts

For trials a shoulder prepare,
a heart after your own in two forge

Let her remind me of you always!


May 07, 2010

Great Speeches 1 of 10

I'm just stealing the list of great speeches in the Art of Manliness and shoving them in here. First off...

"I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone.

At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty's Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation.

The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.

Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail.

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."


May 02, 2010