Upon Reflection

17/07/2016

Remembering period-of-adjustment upon emigrating-to-Canada…

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A Farewell Address

Defiant world, tomorrow I leave you,

I have no wish to go, but I can see I must,

I looked upon you with trust,

and you respond with treachery.

I fear your welcoming smiles will someday turn to alienated sneers,

I love you all, more than I do my most treasured possessions,

I depart not for my own sake but for yours,

It is said that love endureth all things,

But my dear ones I cannot. I

ask of you but one favour,

To keep within the corner of your heart

A memory of my better time,

For I wish not to leave you heavy hearted

Alas, I have said but a portion of my intention,

But I, not being the Master of Time, end here.

10. A Special Occasion '65 In transit

To Love

In every being there is a secret desire,

It may be dubious or it may be honourable,

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Upon Reflection

15/07/2016

A Farewell Address

 

Defiant world, tomorrow I leave you,

I have no wish to go, but I can see I must,

I looked upon you with trust,

and you respond with treachery.

 

I fear your welcoming smiles will someday turn to alienated sneers,

I love you all, more than I do my most treasured possessions,

 

I depart not for my own sake but for yours,

It is said that love endureth all things,

But my dear ones I cannot. I

 

ask of you but one favour,

To keep within the corner of your heart

A memory of my better time,

For I wish not to leave you heavy hearted

 

Alas, I have said but a portion of my intention,

But I, not being the Master of Time, end here.

 

 

10. A Special Occasion '65

In transit  1965

 

 

To Love

 

In every being there is a secret desire,

It may be dubious or it may be honourable,

But in all beings there is a desire secret nod open,

This is the desire to love and be loved.

 

Nature has given animals this as an instinct which they,

Unlike humans discover and use to each other’s satisfaction.

Humans gave love degrees and also shamefulness.

 

It is best to love with an open heart,

Most of us who love seclude within our hearts fearful thoughts,

My friend, love and let love the consequence bear.

 

written by Donald J. James  1966

printed at

Central Technical School Press

725 Bathurst Street

Toronto 4, Ontario

Hindsight…

06/07/2016

Goodness-Omnipotence-Deliverance

 

The setting Sun had cast a long and slender shadow,

Caressing this warlike earth,

Confusing nations which inquire of Its nature,

 

This was the shadow of a man,

His actions displayed perfection,

Bringing a secure feeling to many.

 

His face was long and sad,

And his eyes were filled with sorrow.

 

This man whose voice calmed angry seas;

Whose smiles turned night into day and Winter into Spring,

Whose hands held the secret of life,

Who in the zenith of his life made nations his friends,

And who upon the hour of his death had fifteen to call him friend.

 

Yes, this man who broke the bonds of Hell to set men free,

Today has nations for friends,

And nations for enemies.

 

This man departed this world alone,

And will return with a magnificent host to judge all

 

 

by Donald James     1966

Central Technical School

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