Extract from my Anthology

When I was at school we kept anthologies in which we wrote and appropriately illustrated the poems we had to learn by heart. As an adult I still keep an anthology but now it contains only poems and quotations which mean something to me. I discovered the words below in the early 1980’s but, unfortunately, do not know the name of the the writer. They are perfect to remember when life gets tough and problems seem insurmountable.

“When you think how you’ve been guided,

and helped upon the way,

How fears that really terrified,

died out and passed away;

How, when you felt all hope had gone,

there came a ray of light –

And through the darkening shadow,

You could find your way alright;

When you recall that all through life,

You have been safely led –

It’s treason and weak cowardice,

to fear what lies ahead.”

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Sunrise : RL Pieterse

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2 thoughts on “Extract from my Anthology

  1. Love this !  so true ….. xoxox.  I still remember a lot of the poems I learnt, remember we always had to draw pictures on the opposite page …. I love Words, very comforting I know that if we feel gratitude and express it a lot, it definitely helps ! 🙂  Life is a journey, and on we go, challenges, new adventures and alli Have a lovely day and thanks for being such a wonderful friend. Off to get brekkie done, got a ton of washing to do, hopefully I will hear back from Amex this week on a possible job … fingers crossed.  Have a good week and don’t work toooooooooooooo hard.  Love to B too. Lots of love your wayBevxoxox

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