A Cross of Gold

thanksgiving-prayer

His daughter wears a cross of gold
Above her heart, around her neck;
A present from her favorite aunt
That she received a few years back.

At night she reads and then she prays,
And settles down for loving rest;
His daughter, with her cross of gold
The grace he knows and loves the best.

Nocturnal Creatures

[A poem by Beleaguered Servant]
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The night knows its own.

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The Night Man

The night spreads out its gloomy arms
Embracing minds befogged with hate
Who linger in a shadowed world
Where sickened spirits congregate

They cannot come into the light
For to be seen is agony
The night will always welcome them
The dregs of our humanity

A Verse Review: Heroes of Burke County

Heroes of Burke County

 

“It is the surmounting of difficulties that makes heroes.”

– Louis Kossuth

I’m guessing not too many folks
Would see this film the way I do
But it’s my blog, these are my thoughts
And this is my dang film review

I admire those who try
To do something that others can’t
I admire those who some
Would look down on as miscreant

This film, it documents such men.
They try to entertain a crowd
And while they are not world renown
I think that they can be quite proud

That they both came and overcame.
And yes, the whole thing’s quite bizarre,
But heroes are made of such as this –
Burke County Heroes? – So they are.

Soy Estate

Soy Field
Field of soy. Isn’t it beautiful?

Yes, I am a soy farmer

And I know you eat my product.

But then

You all tease me about it.

Saying, “You’re just a poor soy from a poor family” —

Yes,

People make fun of me for being a poor soy farmer

I say, “Hey —

You shouldn’t

Kikkoman while he’s down.”

 

How Smart I Used To Be

Graduating Class

I used to be quite a bit smarter
I feel it whenever I’m stressed
For seizures have mangled some brain cells
And old age has taken the rest

I think I was once a Rhodes Scholar
And I won a Nobel one Fall –
I’m pretty sure I was once smarter
But now I just cannot recall