Skip to comments.Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2014
Posted on 03/31/2014 8:55:41 PM PDT by JustAmy
July, 2005, Closing Thread
(Sept 26, 2008)
June & July, 2013
August & September, 2013
Jan. & Feb.
The Men That Don't Fit In
Robert W. Service
There's a race of men that don't fit in,
A race that can't stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain's crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don't know how to rest.
If they just went straight they might go far;
They are strong and brave and true;
But they're always tired of the things that are,
And they want the strange and new.
They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
What a deep mark I would make!"
So they chop and change, and each fresh move
Is only a fresh mistake.
And each forgets, as he strips and runs
With a brilliant, fitful pace,
It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones
Who win in the lifelong race.
And each forgets that his youth has fled,
Forgets that his prime is past,
Till he stands one day, with a hope that's dead,
In the glare of the truth at last.
He has failed, he has failed; he has missed his chance;
He has just done things by half.
Life's been a jolly good joke on him,
And now is the time to laugh.
Ha, ha! He is one of the Legion Lost;
He was never meant to win;
He's a rolling stone, and it's bred in the bone;
He's a man who won't fit in.
Oh, THANK you for this poem, Prisoner6! I had never read it before!!
Good evening, Prisoner6.
Thank you for sharing “The Men That don’t Fit In”.
Wishing you a wonderful April with warm spring weather.
At the questions his press sec just ducks
For the welfare group he takes our bucks
And for even the blind
It is not hard to find
This Obama regime surely sucks
When I grew up he was required reading! Every few years I find myself going back to that wonderful time when his words and the Yukon came into my life.
Thank you Amy for the fresh new thread.
Been decent weather here in Oklahoma where I have wintered. Ohio weather has been brutal, as in many other places this past several months.
I will be here til after Easter and then I go home to hopefully go through probate and find a buyer for mom’s home
Time on Internet is spent mostly at Facebook and “The Porch”.
Health has been better and both pups Josy and Toby and Molly the cat are here with me in Oklahoma and have outings to a nearby huge lake and wooded area where they have safety and sufficient space to run,swim and work out.
Happy Spring ... It appears to have arrived for many
Read: Exodus 35:20-29
Packing groceries into the trunk of my car, I glanced at the vehicle next to me. Through the back window, I could see baskets full of bright red tomatoesshiny, plump, and better looking than any I had seen in the store. When the cars owner appeared seconds later, I said, What great looking tomatoes! She replied, I had a good crop this year. Would you like some? Surprised by her willingness to share, I gladly accepted. She gave me several free tomatoes to take homethey tasted as good as they looked!
We see an even greater spirit of generosity in the Israelites when they gave to build the tabernacle of the Lord. When asked to provide materials for the sanctuary, everyone whose spirit was willing . . . brought the Lords offering for the work of the tabernacle (Ex. 35:21). The Israelites eagerly donated their gold jewelry, colored thread, fine linen, silver, bronze, gemstones, and spices. Some also gave their time and talents (vv.25-26).
If we follow the Israelites example and willingly donate our resources, we please and honor God with our attitude and offerings. The Lord, who sees and knows our thoughts and hearts, loves cheerful givers. He Himself is the best example of generosity (John 3:16).
JC, here's the cake I promised you today!
Remember when we first realized
that we both have used the same recipe for many years?
I hope it is as good as the one your mama made!
Have a Happy, Happy Birthday, sweetie!
We all MISS you so much! ((((HUGS))))
April..I can’t believe that it’s finally here!
Happy April Fools day! :-)
What a lovely start for the beginning of April, ladies!
When April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So when it’s raining have no regrets
Because it isn’t raining rain you know
It’s raining violets
And when you see clouds up on a hill
You know they’ll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along
And when you see clouds up on the hill
You know there’ll be crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come a-long...
All these modified seeds that are being done to the food we grew up eating is troubling. No one can improve of nutritionally on God's way of growing food. It simply changes it. Maybe it ships better, which is good for the producers. There are varieties of Apples that are very tasty. Are we going to lose the originals?
It is mostly about how to produce more and get them to market in better condition. Thank God for the wonders in this world that we have access to eating. Thank Thee LORD for the generous choices we have available locally in our supermarkets. Amazing!
Hi Meg, hoping your back is doing better and you’re having a nice day. (HUGS)
Lol, I ‘borrowed’ one too!! Love the one you posted, gave me a much needed laugh!
that’s cute! :)
Happy April, Mayor. Thank you for today’s scripture.
Hoping spring will be upon you soon.
Happy April, Geo.
Wishing you a wonderful spring.
It was finally a beautiful day today. We hit 63 degrees, LONG overdue!
I’ve seen a house fly.
I’ve seen a horse fly.
I’ve seen a butter fly.
But I guess I would have seen everything,
If I saw a hydrant fly!
Happy April 1st Day!
We celebrated our grandson Christian’s Birthday last night - 18 years old. What a delight we had.
Wishing all a Blessed SPRING season. We had rain today but we still had a snow storm - Our neighbor’s Cottonwood tree began to “snow the neighborhood”.
Blessings to all at Amy’s Place!
Read: Psalm 23
One of the ironic consequences of the sweeping growth of social media is that we often find ourselves more personally isolated. One online article warns: Those who oppose leading ones life primarily or exclusively online claim that virtual friends are not adequate substitutes for real-world friends, and . . . individuals who substitute virtual friends for physical friends become even lonelier and more depressive than before.
Technology aside, all of us battle with seasons of loneliness, wondering if anyone knows, understands, or cares about the burdens we carry or the struggles we face. But followers of Christ have an assurance that brings comfort to our weary hearts. The comforting presence of the Savior is promised in words that are undeniable, for the psalmist David wrote, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (Ps. 23:4).
Whether isolated by our own choices, by the cultural trends that surround us, or by the painful losses of life, all who know Christ can rest in the presence of the Shepherd of our hearts. What a friend we have in Jesus!
LOL..Happy Wednessday to you, ML.
Thank you, Amy, so much. Spring is hopeful, beautiful (mostly) and desirable for what it brings with it. Longer days, lovely flowers, soft breezes, growth and picnic’s, etc. Not to mention peace for our souls
Time to be outside enjoying the day and God’s world.
LOL!! Love it. We have a German Shepherd mix. I tell everyone she’s a German Shedder ;)
Happy Wednesday, All!!
LOL..I have a long haired cat... shedder indeed!
Have a lovely day, Jane.
I love daffodils! I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday, MEG.
One of my clients has a German Shedder.
One day’s shedding could knit a sweater.
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