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Stories to live by

STORIES TO LIVE BY Oh! tell me tales that lift the spirit, energise the soul Inspire a faith that gives the strength to drive toward a goal Let not the story of the nation be a book of shame That current generations may seek solace couched in blame Though there may be dark chapters of our history beset With episodes of evil we now view with deep regret True annals yet tell stories of bold quests by those of daring Who ventured forth with courage, thought of self-preserve foreswearing To conquer craggy peak, cross frozen continent and sea And some of grace faced tyranny, risked life to set us free Let victimhood and pointed accusation not prevail Nor guilt and self abasement write a gloomy new folktale As every day a page is turned to quicken and advance Our lives, should we not be the author of our own romance Then one day hence we may recount in parable or fable A legend that all may embrace to hearten and enable

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Date: 4/28/2021 4:25:00 PM
Hear, hear! Let's hear it for ennobling stories of adventure and bravery, of overcoming obstacles, of the human spirit, graced with the blessing of Divinity! As they say today, BLM! -- Bloody Lives Matter! ~ Bloke from Roanoke
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 4/29/2021 9:06:00 AM
What about us BLUE Meanies! Thanks for the response, Gershon.
Date: 4/24/2021 12:16:00 PM
Geoffrey, I would enjoy such a read, even never to live it. 'Let victimhood and pointed accusation not prevail ~~ Then one day hence we may recount in parable or fable ~~ A legend that all may embrace to hearten and enable' So many waiting there story'd write. Hoping for a happy end. -Richard
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Date: 5/9/2021 9:15:00 AM
'should we not be the author of our own romance' That would be nice. Still.,so hard to write. -Richard
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 4/24/2021 5:43:00 PM
How satisfying to have such (or any?) story read! Many Thanks for your response, Richard.
Date: 4/22/2021 1:32:00 PM
Another excellent poem Geoffrey. I'm a sucker for rhyme and this ticks all the boxes for me - and has a great message too. Cheers - Gary
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 4/23/2021 7:08:00 AM
I meant RHYMER Cursed predicted text won’t allow it!
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 4/23/2021 7:04:00 AM
Thanks Gary. I confess I am basically a rhymes.