Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poem: Defeat

Defeat
by
Edgar A. Guest

No one is beat till he quits,
No one is through till he stops,
No matter how hard Failure hits,
No matter how often he drops,
A fellow's not down till he lies
In the dust and refuses to rise.

Fate can slam him and bang him around,
And batter his frame till he's sore,
But she never can say that he's downed
While he bobs up serenely for more.
A fellow's not dead till he dies,
Not beat till no longer he tries.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Poem: Failures


Failures
By Edgar A. Guest

'Tis better to have tried in vain,
Sincerely striving for a goal,
Than to have lived upon the plain
an idle and a timid soul.

'Tis better to have fought and spent
your courage, missing all applause,
Than to have lived in smug content
And never ventured for a cause.

For he who tries and fails may be
The founder of a better day;
Though never his the victory,
From him shall others learn the way.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Courage


Courage
by Edger A. Guest


This is courage: to remain
Brave and patient under pain;
Cool and Calm and firm to stay
In the presence of dismay;
Not to flinch when foes attack,
Even though you're beaten back;
Still to cling to what is right,
When the wrong possesses might.


This is courage: to be true
To the best men see in you;
To remember, tempest-tossed,
Not to whimper, "All is lost!"
But to battle to the end
While you still have strength to spend;
not to cry all hope is gone
While you have life to carry on.


This is courage: to endure
Hurt and loss you can not cure;
Patiently and undismayed,
Facing life still unafraid;
Glad to live and glad to take
Bravely for your children's sake,
Burdens they would have to bear
if you fled and ceased to care.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

in the spirit of beowulf


From across the oceans upon stormy waters arrived the men of fame. The legendary tronwolf introduced himself saying, "We are geeks, programmers from old, we have come from the grid to rid your land of a monster." the wise king replied, "How can you rid our land of these windows?"

Tronwolf replied, "We shall go through the matrix and fight them at their source." The king thought about these words a long time before saying, "Tis certain doom to enter the matrix from here, even for a hero."

Tronwolf from the fold in his armor brings forth an install disk and says, "We've brought with us the installer for Macintosh OS X, behold!"

The great and mighty king could have cried from joy that a hero has come from the grid to rid his land of the monster windows. "Oh tronwolf, should you purge our lands from this monster, you shall be remembered always as a hero."

Tronwolf replied, "Tis not fame we seek, nor your gold, if we die it shall be for glory."


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lifestyle for modern society


Order fancy drinks that are complex.

Order a simple meal

Read the news paper

Talk about horror films if your having bad dreams at night

The gods are exacting in one thing; be humble. don't brag. pride before a fall.

Listen to your internal voice carefully. if your screaming at yourself, your screwing up and need to pay attention.

Aches and pains? what did you last think or keep thinking?

Thoughts come and go. let them. don't try to hold on to the past or worry about the future. live in the present.

Stick to any thoughts that you keep to yourself and feel cold. It's easier to deal with the cold ones. get too hot for too long it might burn up your wiring.

Having a real bad day or need special treatment from someone? tell 'em it's your birthday.

Serious relationships are ALWAYS totally casual in public. no will ever know your more than acquaintances.


When you decide to get married tell them it was an arranged marriage.