Monday, May 27, 2013
Memorial Day and Heroes
Memorial Day Commemoration 2008
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Poem "In an Age of Fops and Toys" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Please read it all, the last two lines will make your heart sing.
In an age of fops and toys,
Wanting wisdom, void of right,
Who shall nerve heroic boys
To hazard all in Freedom’s fight, ---
Break sharply off their jolly games,
Forsake their comrades gay
And quit proud homes and youthful dames
For famine, toil and fray?
Yet on the nimble air benign
Speed nimbler messages,
That waft the breath of grace divine
To hearts in sloth and ease,
So nigh is grandeur to our dust,
So near is God to man,
When Duty whispers low, Thou must,
The youth replies, I can.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson