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… We few, we happy few, we band of brothers… St. Crispen’s Day Speech – William Shakespeare

… We few, we happy few, we band of brothers… St. Crispen’s Day Speech – William Shakespeare Continue reading

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Anti-Profanity

I do not swear because I am A sweet and sober guy; I cannot vent a single damn However hard I try. And in vituperative way, Though I recall it well, I never, never, never say A naughty word like … Continue reading

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Comfort

Say! You’ve struck a heap of trouble —     Bust in business, lost your wife; No one cares a cent about you,     You don’t care a cent for life; Hard luck has of hope bereft you,     Health is … Continue reading

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Grin

If you’re up against a bruiser and you’re getting knocked about — Grin. If you’re feeling pretty groggy, and you’re licked beyond a doubt — Grin. Don’t let him see you’re funking, let him know with every clout, Though your … Continue reading

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The Call of The Wild

Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there’s nothing else to gaze on,     Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore, Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon,     Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar? Have … Continue reading

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The Shooting of Dan McGrew

A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, And watching his luck … Continue reading

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The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Bulge

This year an ocean trip I took, and as I am a Scot And like to get my money’s worth I never missed a meal. In spite of Neptune’s nastiness I ate an awful lot, Yet felt as fit as … Continue reading

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A word is dead

A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day.

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The Sound of The Trees

The Sound of the Trees I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise of these More than another noise So close to our dwelling place? We suffer them by the day Till we lose … Continue reading

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