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Offline franklinfarmer

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Poem
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:30:43 PM »
Oh Hannah

By Sarah McCuan
April 19, 2012

In Memory of Isaac Davis, blacksmith of Acton,
who died on the Old North Bridge, April 19, 1775


I am dead

I fell at the head of the bridge

You felt the ball pierce my skin

Before it pierced my heart

My blood has stained the ground

It colors the coats of those who pressed beside me

Who after the pursuit of my murderers

Gently marched my torn corpse homeward

Solemnly they lay it in your Acton parlor

Our sons and daughters

Toss in their beds today

Tomorrow they will rise

They will fight for that for which I have fought --- and died.

Oh Hannah ---

Take care of the children.
It is certain, I think, that the best government is the one that governs least. But there is a much-neglected corollary: the best citizen is the one who least needs governing. The answer to big government is not private freedom, but private responsibility.

--Wendell Berry, "The Loss of the Future" in The Long-Legged House  (1969)

The problem is not Democrats.  The problem is Republicans who lack the intellectual clarity to become libertarians and libertarians who lack the physical discipline to become riflemen.  ---Kenneth Royce

Offline George Hacker

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Re: Poem
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 04:42:45 PM »
Do we have permission to repost this on our Facebook page?

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Tell your Pacific Northwest facebook friends to "like" and post in the Northwest Region Project Appleseed page.

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Offline franklinfarmer

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Re: Poem
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 04:48:30 PM »
Yes....  Sarah McCuan does not believe in copyright, so you're free to do whatever you want with it.   ;)
It is certain, I think, that the best government is the one that governs least. But there is a much-neglected corollary: the best citizen is the one who least needs governing. The answer to big government is not private freedom, but private responsibility.

--Wendell Berry, "The Loss of the Future" in The Long-Legged House  (1969)

The problem is not Democrats.  The problem is Republicans who lack the intellectual clarity to become libertarians and libertarians who lack the physical discipline to become riflemen.  ---Kenneth Royce

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Re: Poem
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 06:34:48 PM »
:(

thank you.

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Re: Poem
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 06:45:15 PM »
The Republic needs many millions like Sarah and her family.