Be Honest and True

The following is a poem written by George Birdseye in the late 1800s. I did not write this obviously and don’t claim so. I feel like it touches a small part of my soul, as I feel few people live by a code that they have clearly defined anymore. There isn’t the kind of emotional strife that you used to have to go through anymore, many things are just taken care of as they hold your hand. Progress or weakness?

 

Be honest and true, Boys!

Whatever you do, Boys,

Let this be your motto through life.

Both now and forever,

Be this your endeavor,

When wrong with the right is at strife.

 

The best and the truest,

Alas! are the fewest;

But be one of these if you can.

In duty ne’er fail; you

Will find ’twill avail you,

And bring its reward when a man.

 

Don’t think life plain sailing;

There’s danger of failing,

Though bright seem the future to be;

But honor and labor,

And truth to your neighbor,

Will bear you safe over life’s sea.

 

Then up and be doing,

Right only pursuing,

And take your fair part in the strife.

Be honest and true, boys,

Whatever you do, boys,

Let this be your motto through life!

 

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Woops

I should not have promised more writing this last weekend. I’m currently entering finals and will likely be gone for about a week. I’ll get back to any messages I receive once finals are complete mid next week.

Sally Sighed

This is a test run at Alliteration.

 

Sally sighed sadly as she sat stiffly

The terrible truth traversed through the timespace

She shouldn’t sigh so sadly while savoring soft shadow’s shifting sanguinely

Today talked of terrifically terrible truths told through the tenaciousness of timidity

Sally sigh sadly to the truth