But That's Tomorrow.
I sit and face the fire
Cool warm drink in hand
Listening to the moody strains
Of that poet-singer Campbell man,
"I need you more than want you,
And I want you for all time."
As he sings I look at you,
I think, oh, God, is ever that a line
To tell you of the way I yearn
For your lasting potent presence.
Oh, when, if ever, will I learn
To take and hold you by my side
And not like a fool let you go
Whenever a new face I've eyed?
I squeeze you hard to let you know,
And with your soft lips you respond.
It's only when I realize
That tomorrow will find me gone
With thirteen thousand other sons
To grow from boy into a god
Of brass and boots and well-greased guns.
A god of mercy? one of love?
No. God no! I'm a god of hate
And killing and warring and death
And pain and tears - a god of fate.
But that's tomorrow; I have one
Night left to think, and pray, and sleep
If I can sleep before I'm gone.
So help me, hold me, love me now.
Lay my head on your sighing breast,
Bend close, gently kiss, smile at me,
So when I've forgotten the rest,
You'll be there in eternity.
November 15, 1968
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
BLAME IT ON OSCAR!
Ex Slave Story quote
Folkes ain got de sense dey's born wid. Ain smart like dey used to be. An times ain good like dey was. Ef'n it hadnt been for some of dem craz fools, actin up and smarty, me an my wife'd be gittin maybe a hun'ered an' more dollars a month, 'stead o the fifteen we gits 'tween us for ole' age help. They'd ought to let Rosevelt alone. An its his own folks as is fitin' 'im. He is a big man even ef he is a Democrat. I'm a Republican though. Voted my first time for Blaine."
#88 Auburn Streets
I am a Democrat. The three commentators speak for themselves. Only themselves.
As a Democrat, I say 'YES.' We love Sarah.
These words were beautiful. Thank you.
An excellent editorial.
To much testing?
C. H-ll Yes.
D. You betcha
Some would say Mr. Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher suffered while still breathing. Both had Alzheimer's. Hate their politics but have charity for the person.