Words of Interest

Number 10.

Shorter Pieces


From a tombstone

Think of me as you go by
For where you go once went I
Where I am now one day you'll be
So be prepared to follow me

Little things please little minds
Whilst bigger fools look on.
Serenity Prayer

God grant me the courage to change the things I can Change;
The serenity to accept those I cannot change;
And the wisdom to know the difference
And God grant me the courage not to give up on what I think is right

even though I think it is hopeless.
The Magpie

One for sorrow
Two for Joy
Three a girl
Four a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret

Never to be told
Arabian Proverb

A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart,
Chaff and grain together knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Code Poem For The French Resistance
By Leo Marks

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours And yours.

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