Convention of Statesmen

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Through the Eyes of a Friend

I have a dear friend, Elizabeth Cheever, whom I admire tremendously. I see in her, a woman of strength, integrity and great devotion to Jesus Christ. She is educated and constantly drinking of the well filled with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As you can see, she is a woman of great consequence of the heart.

So, when I say that this touched my heart deeply I really mean it. Sh emailed me an Arthur O'Shaunnessy poem and simply stated: "This reminds me of you."

Ode

We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities.
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion art empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample in empire down.

We, in the ages lying
In the buried past of the earth.
Built Nineveh with our sighing,
And Babel itself with our mirth;
And o'erthrew them with prophesying
To the old of the new world's worth;
For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.

Arthur O'Shaunnesy

I can say, I have rarely been so touched.
Through the Eyes of a Friend Through the Eyes of a Friend Reviewed by Candace Salima on Monday, September 01, 2008 Rating: 5