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Pennies

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A few long-hoarded pennies in his hand
Behold him stand;
A kilted Hedonist, perplexed and sad.
The joy that once he had,
The first delight of ownership is fled.
He bows his little head.
Ah, cruel Time, to kill
That splendid thrill!

Then in his tear-dimmed eyes
New lights arise.
He drops his treasured pennies on the ground,
They roll and bound
And scattered, rest.
Now with what zest
He runs to find his errant wealth again!

So unto men
Doth God, depriving that He may bestow.
Fame, health and money go,
But that they may, new found, be newly sweet.
Yea, at His feet
Sit, waiting us, to their concealment bid,
All they, our lovers, whom His Love hath hid.

Lo, comfort blooms on pain, and peace on strife,
And gain on loss.
What is the key to Everlasting Life?
A blood-stained Cross.

 

– Joyce Kilmer

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30th August – On This day In History

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Born:

1930 Warren Buffett (businessman and second wealthiest man in the world)

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Died:

2013 Seamus Heaney (poet, playwright & Nobel Prize Winner for Literature)

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On This Day:

1918 Czechoslovakia forms and becomes an independent republic

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Have a good Thursday, 30th August

Wealth

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From what old ballad, or from what rich frame
Did you descend to glorify the earth?
Was it from Chaucer’s singing book you came?
Or did Watteau’s small brushes give you birth?

Nothing so exquisite as that slight hand
Could Raphael or Leonardo trace.
Nor could the poets know in Fairyland
The changing wonder of your lyric face.

I would possess a host of lovely things,
But I am poor and such joys may not be.
So God who lifts the poor and humbles kings
Sent loveliness itself to dwell with me.

 

– Joyce Kilmer

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Pennies

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A few long-hoarded pennies in his hand
Behold him stand;
A kilted Hedonist, perplexed and sad.
The joy that once he had,
The first delight of ownership is fled.
He bows his little head.
Ah, cruel Time, to kill
That splendid thrill!

Then in his tear-dimmed eyes
New lights arise.
He drops his treasured pennies on the ground,
They roll and bound
And scattered, rest.
Now with what zest
He runs to find his errant wealth again!

So unto men
Doth God, depriving that He may bestow.
Fame, health and money go,
But that they may, new found, be newly sweet.
Yea, at His feet
Sit, waiting us, to their concealment bid,
All they, our lovers, whom His Love hath hid.

Lo, comfort blooms on pain, and peace on strife,
And gain on loss.
What is the key to Everlasting Life?
A blood-stained Cross.

 

– Joyce Kilmer

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21st April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1619 Jan Van Riebeeck (founder of the Cape Colony – Cape Town)

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Died:

1910 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain – author of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn)

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On This Day:

1983 One Pound coin is introduced in the UK

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Have a good Saturday, 21st April

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28th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Maxim Gorky (playwright & author)

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Died:

2004 Peter Ustinov (actor – Death On This Nile)

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Events:

2017 Britain introduces the new £1 coin

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Have a good Wednesday, 28th March

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8th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1977 James Van Der Beek (actor – Dawson’s Creek)

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Died:

1999 Joe DiMaggio (baseball player)

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On This Day:

1817 The founding of the New York Stock Exchange

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Have a good Thursday, 8th March

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