Friday, April 22, 2011

Fitting for the day...

Happy Good Friday and Earth Day to all. Thus far I've spent mine researching the Great War.

Morning Prayer
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Let me to-day do something that shall take
A little sadness from the world’s vast store,
And may I be so favoured as to make
Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more.
Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed
Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend;
Nor would I pass, unseeing, worthy need,
Or sin by silence when I should defend.
However meagre be my worldly wealth,
Let me give something that shall aid my kind –
A word of courage, or a thought of health,
Dropped as I pass for troubled hearts to find.
Let me to-night look back across the span
‘Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say –
Because of some good act to beast or man –
“The world is better that I lived today.”


Marvin the Martian said...

Happy Easter to you! It's amazing how quickly WWI ended after America joined the fight. America's soldiers, who had handled guns since childhood, proved to be crack shots and formidable soldiers, despite the pacifist movement at home.

Sailor said...

That is a wonderful prayer!