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Tuesday, March 15

A Rolling Stone

Photo taken in St. Francisville

Alfred Arthur Baumeister
born in Alaska in 1934
died 2011

My Father In Law died last night 

A Rolling Stone
byRobert W. Service
published 1912
To pitch my tent with no prosy plan,
To range and to change at will;
To mock at the mastership of man,
To seek Adventure's thrill.
Carefree to be, as a bird that sings,
To go my own sweet way;
To reck not at all what may befall,
But to live and to love each day.

To make my body a temple pure
Wherein I dwell serene;
To care for the things that shall endure,
The simple, sweet and clean.
To oust out envy and hate and rage,
To breathe with no alarm;
For Nature shall be my anchorage,
And none shall do me harm.

To shun all lures that debauch the soul,
The orgied rites of the rich;
To eat my crust as a rover must
With the rough-neck down in the ditch.
to trudge by his side what'er betide;
To share his fire at night;
To call him friend to the long trail-end,
And to read his heart aright.

To scorn all strife, and to view all life
With the curious eyes of a child;
From the plangent sea to the prairie,
From the slum to the heart of the Wild.
From the red-rimmed star to the speck of sand,
From the vast to the greatly small;
For I know that the whole for good is planned,
And I want to see it all.

To see it all, the wide world-way,
From the fig-leaf belt to the Pole;
With never a one to say me nay,
And none to cramp my soul.
In belly-pinch I will pay the price,
But God! let me be free;
For one I know in the long ago,
They made a slave of me.

In a flannel shirt from earth's clean dirt,
Here, pal , is my calloused hand!
Oh, I love each day as a rover may,
Nor seek to understand.
To enjoy is good enough for me;
The gipsy of God am I;

Then here's a hail to each flaring dawn!
And here's a cheer to the night that's gone!
And may I go a-roaming on
Until the day I die!

Then every star shall sing to me
Its song of liberty;
And every morn shall bring to me
Its mandate to be free.
In every throbbing vein of me
I'll feel the vast Earth-call:
O body, heart and brain of me,
Praise Him who made it all!

"If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.    All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:9,10,16

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Julia said...

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful poem.

Jan said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your faith and our prayers comfort and strengthen you during these days and those to come. May he rest in peace, and forever be a special guardian angel to all who loved him.

Sherry Richardson said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of a dear family member.

Bunny said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. May peace be with you and yours.

Sewbusymor said...

My deepest sympathies Jeannie to you and your husband and family. What a beautiful tribute you give him. May the angels greet him with song. Karin

Jan said...

I think of you often as the days pass dealing with a loss in the family. Take comfort from us.

Grandma Ellen said...

Jeannie, I am so very sorry. We will be remembering you in our prayers.

Karen said...

My deepest condolences. I pray that your memories will be a source of comfort and the knowledge that you are in other's hearts give you peace.

Lisa said...

Praying for your family.

Susan H. said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! I will be praying for you and your family! God bless

Susan H. said...

Sorry to hear of your loss! I will pray for you and your family!
Susan Hebert

SewHealing said...

I'm sorry. I'll keep your family in my prayers. Charmaine Pollingue

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