Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers

The poem below, Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers, was written by Felicia Hemans, an Englishwoman who lived from 1793 to 1835. Happy Thanksgiving. 

Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers

The breaking waves dashed high
On a stern and rock-bound coast,
And the woods against a stormy sky
Their giant branches tossed;

And the heavy night hung dark,
The hills and waters o’er,
When a band of exiles moored their bark
On the wild New England shore.

Not as the conqueror comes,
They, the true-hearted came;
Not with the roll of the stirring drums,
And the trumpet that sings of fame;

Not as the flying come,
In silence and in fear;
They shook the depths of the desert gloom
With their hymns of lofty cheer.

Amidst the storm they sang,
And the stars heard, and the sea;
And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang
To the anthem of the free.

The ocean eagle soared
From his nest by the white wave’s foam;
And the rocking pines of the forest roared–
This was their welcome home.

There were men with hoary hair
Amidst the pilgrim band:
Why had they come to wither there,
Away from their childhood’s land?

There was woman’s fearless eye,
Lit by her deep love’s truth;
There was manhood’s brow, serenely high,
And the fiery heart of youth.

What sought they thus afar?
Bright jewels of the mine?
The wealth of seas, the spoils of war?
They sought a faith’s pure shrine!

Ay, call it holy ground,
The soil where first they trod;
They have left unstained what there they found —
Freedom to worship God.

Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers

Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-12-16

Famed poet William Topaz McGonagall of 19th century Scotland once put a testimonial to Beecham's Pills in verse. Here it is: Famed poet William Topaz McGonagall of 19th century Scotland  once put a testimonial to Beecham’s Pills in verse. Here it is:

What ho! sickly people of high and low degree
I pray ye all be warned by me;
No matter what may be your bodily ills
The safest and quickest cure is Beecham’s Pills.

They are admitted to be worth a guinea a box
For bilious and nervous disorders, also smallpox,
And dizziness and drowsiness, also cold chills,
And for such diseases nothing else can equal Beecham’s Pills

They have been proved by thousands that have tried them
So that the people cannot them condemn.
Be advised by me one and all
Is the advice of Poet McGonagall.

Beecham’s Pills were a laxative made of aloe, ginger, and soap.

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-12-16 William Topaz McGonagall

My Handsome Daddy

The below poem was written by Skyler Jane Lawrence, who just turned five last month. My Handsome Daddy The below poem was written by Skyler Jane Lawrence, who just turned five last month. spaceplane2 My Handsome DaddyYes, it is kind of scary if you think about it. Next time Handsome Daddy visits we will make sure he gets lots of healthy green salad. At left is Skyler as a baby at the inaugural launch of the  super secret X-37B robot space plane.Yes, it is kind of scary if you think about it. Next time Handsome Daddy visits we will make sure he gets lots of healthy green salad. At left is Skyler as a baby at the inaugural launch of the  super secret X-37B robot space plane.

My Handsome Daddy

My Handsome Daddy